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THE 310BKING TIMJTS,C SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1897.
$5 Men's Suit Sale.
y2 off Children's "Wash
$1.00 for all Manhattan
83c lor $1.25 and $1.00
33 off Men's Trousers.
Corner 7th and ESts. N. W
Kb Branch Store in Washington.
BURTON IMS THE BOUTS
jL Clever English Wrestler Defeats
TCorth Wnishlojrton Pulls the Prize
"In a Stoutly Contested Hatch
A Big Crowd.
One ot the gamoht wrestling matches, ever
pulled off in the District occurred at the
"YVashingtonAthlctlc Club last night
Robert Mackey, the clever middle-weight
Button, of Northeast Washington, were the
principal It was North "Washington
against South Washington, and after a
stubborn contest of seventy-six minutes,
Eurtoa took the third fall and won the
xnatoh, amid a scene of wild enthusiasm
on the part of the Northeastpeople
BurtoH's wrestling -was a revelation to
a majority of the spectators, as he was
practically unknown. Be showed him
self a master of the tricks of the mat,
and had he been in as good condition as
Mackey he would probably have scored
a much speedier victory. Nobody seems
to know -who Burton is, but his accent is
unmistakably British. The fact that ho
has been in the city only a shore time
make the supporters of Mackey "believe
him to be a "ringer." However that
may be, his fair aud clever -work -won him
plenty of friends from the start.
From she first clutch the interest In
every movement of the wrestlers was in
tense, and at times the crowd surged up
to the ropes and almost into the ring, but
.Eeferee Von Boeckman's excellent work
prevented these demonstrations from in
terfering with the wrestlers.
Burton showed himself quick and clever
at the start, and before .Mackey fairly
reali7pd the skill of his antagonist, Bur
ton had secured the first fall la four m'n
utes by a back lock and roll.
The second bout was stubbornly fought,
and as the men were comparatively fresh J
the opening of this round developed some
exceedingly clever work. After thirty
minutes of tugging and straining Bnrion
In his bridge went too low and Referee
Ton Bocckraan decided that Mackey had
scored a fan This brought down the
house, and Maekey's adherents were full
It was expected that the third and deci
sive round would be a battle royal, and it
-was. As the men writhed and twisted about
the rough mat the peispiration streamed
from them in rivulets and they appeared
almost exhausted after half an hour's
work. But the grim struggle went on, and
finally, after forty-three minutes had ex
pired, Burton, by wonderfully quick woru,
secured a good hold and Mackey went
square on his shoulders in a flying fall,
and the match was awarded to Burton.
One wrestling match and a couple of
sparring bouts preceded the main event of
PROJECTED BASEBALL, TOUR.
Trip Arranged for the Orioles and
u Picked 2JJoe.
New York, Aiig. 2(1. A deal was com
pleted touay wheieby Managers Earnic,
of Bro&klyn, and Belee, of Boston, wl 11 take
the Baltimore club and a team of ail
American players for a tour to Cal
if oinla after the close ot the
present season. J. F- Kline, of Eal
timore, and Manager Selee drew up
the articles of agreement, and the former
tvili back the scheme for $10,000 Earh
of the players on the trip roust post a
foifeiior 5100 as a surety of good be
havior on the tnp.
Poi the All-American team these players
have. already been signed- Grifrlu, AL
Smith and Anderson, of Brooklyn. Collins
and Stabl, of Boston; Lange and Callahan,
of Ccicnrt Amos Rusle is sure of a
place, mid possibly Meekm.
out the "winter, playing together in San
Francisco on Saturdays and Sundays. On
week-days the teams -will playgames with
other cinbs outside of San Francisco.
WISFKlcS' GREAT FEAT.
He 3ilJdvs o New World's Kecord
for 120 Yards.
Worcester, Ma6s., Aug. 20. At the game
In aid of the Worcester Memorial Hospital,
at Worcester oval today, Bernard J. Wefers,
N. X. A. C, made a new -world's record
of 11 2-5 seconds for the 120-yard dash.
The old lecord, 11 4-5, wa-- held jointly
by Wefers. and four Englishmen. Tne
race .was run In heats, Wefcrt, winning
his tial easl'y in 12 seconds The finals
followed immediately after. Tin; starters
were J. J. Moynlhan (6 yards); Ed. D.
O'Connor (12 yard); both of Worcester,
and W. M. Loug.of theNew York Athletic
Club v,Tefers was never in batter shape
nad the track was fast. Wefers got a
splraulidstart and caught hisstride quickly.
He passed Moynlhan before half the course
hud beau run andcaughtLongandO'Connor
at the 100-yard mark, the latter leading
hUgfctly at that point He came across
the tnpe like a whirlwind, showing no
signs of distress and trotted So his quarters
Bhu1c-n Wants to Meet Jones.
Toady Banks is anxious to arrange a
match with Arthur Jones and will meet
him at The Times office this evening at
Bsntniti Chnmpioiiis 3Intched.
Jjou don. Aug. 20. 1 1 has finally been ar
ranged that Dave Sullivan, Instead of
Solly Smith, will fight Pedlar Palmer for
the bm tarn championship of the world, and
a parse o" $3 000. T,he fight will take place
at tiie National Sporting Club, October 13-
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy always affords prompt re
lief For tale by Henry Evans, Wbole
lale and Retail Druggist, 93 S F street;
Connecticut avenue and S street north
west and 142SMryIand a. venue northeast
HOB. SMITH HOME SSI
In Spite of All Temptation He
Remains an American.
HIS LIFE IN FOREIGN LANDS
Speaks of the Joyh of Pnrin nod
the Sorrow of Constantinople
II as Been Gathering Inspiration
for Songs Not Yet Written, But
Will Soou Touch His Lute.
Mr. Bub Smith, as Washlngtonlans love
to call him, lias been away not gathering
laurels, for tha.t is commonplace, but rather
lilies in France and pomegranates in
Elamboul. He has been away for two
jears and two months. Eighteen of these
delightful ;uoons have been passed in
Paris and eight of them in Constantino
ple. The bweet singer aud composer re
turned to New York on the North German
Lloyd lahn on Thursday, and he came
direct to Washington. He reported at the
State "Department yesterday.
As everybody was glad to know, Mr.
Smith was appointed deputy consul general
at Paris by President Cleveland, a position
of honor and importance, and very eligible
because it carries -with it more change of
f-cer.ery and social conditions than any
other place in the gift of the Government-
He is now equal parts of Parisian.
Washingtoniau and Mussulman , although
he swears entirely by the American gods,
whose prophet he was both in the Parisian
and Ottoman capitals.
Mr. Smith does not like to be inter-
viewed, althougli he has the material with
him for several volumes of Impressions,
-which will, no doubt, be given either In
prose or -verse, verse preferred, at the
Mr. Smith said that he would like co
he excused, although he' sard, alnong'otHer
things, that it was such a pleasant sensa
tion to be welcomed back home that that
fact would put a premium on his going
away frequently. There is a tradition of
one or two years' standing that Mr. Smith
would be pretty sure to say something
about masticating the asphalt in the
dellrlnin. ot the joy of IiIb return, but, as
a matter of fact, he made use otno such
language. He did speak, however, very de
lightfully oi Paris. "The truth Is," he
ssld,"I huve been so busy that life there,
even in that gayest ot all capitals, has not
been an idle, voluptuous dream. I had the
good fortune to be in Pans at the time of
the fetes to the czar and czarina, and I
never expect to see such scenes eurpassad
except in my own country."
"It iould take too long, ot course, to
talk alout Paris. It Is a big subject, the
IPTgest, indeed, ot Its kind in France, and
could scarcely be disposed of even in the
lightning measure of an 'interview.' One
goes to Paris to learn and it is the most
pleasant education in the world. I ar
rived, as jou know, in Constantinople
when the city was In mourning, and I
was there, too, during the Greek war and
the Cretan troubles. It was not the timo
for being as gay as one would like to
be in such an historic capital, and there,
too, as elsewhere, there was more time
for work than for any other function."'
Mr. Smith protests that he hasn't written
a Eong since he left America And yet
there have been reports that lie has written
Armenian operas, Mussulman madrlgala
and Parisian cbansonettes da capo and
He said that this was not because of
the lack of argument or inspiration, for
everything there Is beautiful and inspiring,
the beautiful skies, the gorgeous sur
roundings and all the luxuries ot Oriental
life. But these things themselves, while
they suggest, do not help the poet or
the composer or the singer to work.
Mr. Smith was, nevertheless, moved to
inspiration as soou as heltouched his na
tive shores. He promised to compose a
song before -very long which people may
put on the string of pearls with which
all Washmgtonlaus are familiar, including
the woeful ballad about your Sister Sue.
Of course, no one knows what vill be the
leit motif of the new ballad, but it will
probably he sung first at the Columbia
Athletic Club where, by the way, he went
last night and fraternized -with some of
his best and most appreciative friends.
Mr. Smith will remain in Washington for
some days, or, perhaps, weeks, until he
shall have been given another mission
Hit, Hijjhts to Be Respected.
The acting captain general of Cuba has
promised Gen. Lee that he wUl furnish
him the proceedings which caused the ar
rest of Pedro Manuel IIernandezonJuly27,
and that the treaty rights of the lattar as
an American clti7en will be respected, as
demanded by the United States consul
Cnmp nt Congress Tlelfriitg.
The Interest In the camp meeting at
Congress Heights increases. Large crowds
are in attendance. A great temperance
rally will be held tomorrow afternoon at
3 p. m. All the temperance organizations
of the District are to bo represented; dis
tinguished speakers will be piesent. On
Monday evening at 7:30 there will be a
pralteand testimony meeting. Alargenum
ber ot good singers from the city will assist
In the singing. Preaching will follow. The
camp will continue until August 29.
Pastors of the city churches will preach
through the camp.
s7Vtt .wiv vrrflc ffjffS wa
Lift Up Your Voice
Unto the Cook
1 WHE?6dR PosTun I
2 is not Black g
g and Rich with a Good g
BUBBABD T. SMITH.
LKMUEL DIGGS AHRESTFD.
Colored Fugitive who Shot His Mis
tress Caught at Marlboro.
When Lemuel Diggs, a colored laborer,
living near Deanwood, discovered eight
weeks ago that his mistress, Henrietta
West, was unfaithful to him he sent a
bullet through her neck and swore time
ho never wanted to see her again, alive or
dead. Then he fled to Pittsburg, but nu
uneasy conscience drove him to Altouna,
and thence back toward the scene of his
crime. Three days ago he reached Haiti
more, and by judicious Inquiries he as
certained that Henrietta was not dead;
that she had been sorely wounded, but
that he was now alive aud well, but that
she did not love him any more.
This last was not such a ca'amity as
hfr death would have been, and glad to
Jmvo the doulls of two months or anx
iety settled finally Lemuel went down to
the Mailboro fair to celebrate his
narrow escape from being a mur
derer. But a friend ot Henrietta saw
him and llenilettaiiotifiedDetectlveLacey,
who had been working on the case. The
result was that Lemuel wns ntrested yes-'
tcrday at the fair by Detectives Weedon
lie was, brought to the citylasl night and
locked up at the Sixth precinct station
MAI SETTLE THE STRIKE
Ratchford Consents to Confer With
the Coal Operators.
Outlook for un Agreement Better
Than at Any Time Since the
Flttsburg, Aug. 20. Ratchford has con
sented to hold a conference with the coal
operators, having recousidered his refusal
of last night. Whether or not the confer
ence will result in a settlement of the
strike will depend to a degree oil the
mine owners. Should they Insist on arbi
tration, the strike may continue. Ratch
ford announced himself more than a month
ago as opposed to arbitration
Be is so well satisfied with the prog
ress or th strike that he will hardly
Have changed Ids mind. Although the
operators yeEterduy officially declared it
to be their intention to open their mines
at au early date, and although they gave
out that the mine-owners seeking a con
ference represented only themselves, facts
tnat developed today showed that they un
officially but really represented the wishes
or all the operators.
ri.e opemtors met again today at the
Mouongahela House. The committee ex
pected to devise some method of opening
the mines made no report, but instead
everybody inquired for the latest newB
from Batch ford and Patrick Bolan. A
message had been ssnt to Bolan asking
him if he and Ratchford would consent to
hold a conference Saturday, and the fol
lowing telegram was received from Bolan
' You have mistaken my message of Iabt
night. Favornocoiiferenceunlessall fields
involved arc represented."
Thib message was read at the meeting
and Messrs. SchluderberC, Rend and Os
borne were then "officially" Instructed to
-nd the following as representing the
sense of the meeting:
"To Patrick Dnlan, Columbia: You know
it is impossible to get the consent of a
conference of all the fields involved. A
settlement in the Pittsburg district would
bring a settlement in Ohio and also in cer
tain sections of other States. We wish to
know definitely whether you refuse the
Invitation to .a uniformity conference
with the Pittsburg operators We aW
wish to know whether-you reject the otter
or arbitration which we now make you.
(Signed; W P. Rend, G. W. Schludcrberg,
M. Osborne, committee for operators "
In the course of an hour or two the fol
lowing was received:
"Wlllbein Pittsburg tomorrow. Talkthe
matter over. P. DOLAN."
The miners are preparing to oppose the
arbitrators when they start to reopen the
mines. Today the union sent out emissar
ies who are instructed to lease property
near the mines in -which the machines are
used.au d which, as announced by the oper
ator!;, will he reopened first.
FENDEU SCOOPED HIM UP.
Fortunate Escape of Six-Yeur-Old
Wilbur TasLill, the little six-year-o'd
son or Mr. Matthew Taskill. No. 913
Ninth street southeast, bad a narrow es
cape from death yesterday afternoon. He
was playing on Eighth street and ran onto
toe car track, Train Xo 21 ! was a few
feet away and before the brakes could
be put on by Gnpmau Geoige Tel tow the
car struck the lad.
He was happily caught in the render and
beyond a few bruises and cuts was un
harmed. GRIFFIN KNOCKED OUT.
Solly Smith Uses nim Up After
Five Hard Bound;.
San Francisco, Aug. 20. Solly Smith did
up Johnny Griffin tonight in Woodward's
ravilion, in five hard jouiids, before 0,000
people. Philip Ward Avas referee.
The fighters agreed to break fair without
fighting in a clinch.
In the first and second rouuds Griffin
did not land a blow. Smith rushed his
man round the ring landing a few full arm
rwmgs on the mouth.
Griffin was evidently weak in the third
Smith got in a few hard body blows.
The round was easily Smith's, and Griffin
was knocked down by a punch In the
jaw, which drew first blood.
In the lourth Smith chased his man all
over the ring and landed repeatedly on
the body and head.
In the fifth Smith opened"with heavy
lefts and rights in the stomach and on
the neck. Griffin succeeded in landing a
right on Smith's jaw, but got a stomach
punch in return. Blood was flowing fast
from a cut over Griffin's right eye. Smith
swung a left under hi" opponent's ear,
knocking him prostrate. Griffin was down
fourteen seconds and was counted out.
Another Bomb Explosion in Turkey.
Constantinople, Aug. 20. A harmless ex
plosion occurred yesterday on a hill be
hind Buyukdere, ten miles northeast of
this city, where are situated the summer
residences of the European ambassadors.
It is believed that the explosion was caused
by some person who wa"s experimenting
wPh a bomb. Several Armenians have
been ai rested on suspicion of being impli
cated in the affair.
Turin Returns Thanks.
Wilndngton, Del., Aug. 20. -Wilmington's
Italian colony today received u
cablegram from the Count of Turin, thank
ing them for congratulations cabled a day
or two ago over his victory in the duel
with the Prince of Orleans.
Ennsos City Poolrooms Balded.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 20. -The police
Taided the three largest poolrooms In the
city yesterday afternoon. The rooms were
in full operation as no raid was expected.
A seoro of men from each place, includ
ing the proprietors, were arraigned before
a justice and will, be tried Monday.
THE BMW EIGBNIIG
An Investigation of the Work
ings of the Institution.
REPORT TO SECRETARY GAGE
Throe Month,! Inquiry Into Various
Humors of- Undue Advantages
Given to TuriilHhers of Supplies
May Ho.sull In Official Changes
' Minor Betailw Investigated.
Secretary GagC'lius before him a report
of the recentrinvustigation into the condi
tion and workings ot the Bureau of en
graving and Printing.
The report is a voluminous one, covering
more thnn 150 pages of typewritten mat
ter, and was submitted yesterday by the
rert'iit tvunniltien cm investigation. This
committee was made up of Charles D. Ly
man, former civil service commissioner;
Charles H, Brown, and Arthur Hendricks,
a well-known Grand Army man, employed
asaclerkln the Treasury Department Their
work, covering a period of three months,
consisted of a cldse investigation into every
detail or the department, but more par
tiuilarly in regard to the giving out of
contracts to bidders for supplies and ma
terlal used in the bureau. The Secretary
was kept busy the greater partof yesterday
reading the lutroduclory pages of the report
of thceoiuuilttse, and itls understood thatlt
Is rather unfavorable to Mr. Johnson's man
agement ot the bureuu.
The most serious charge made is the
one about the e'.ving out of ink contracts.
It is said that Mr. Johnson had given
undue advantage to the F. W. Devoe and
C. T. Rcvnolds Company, of New York city ,
dealers in urtLsts'-materinls and supplies,
in the contracts for ink. The cost of
supplies and materials for the bureau
considerably exceeds $180,000 a yeur
The Item of ink is the largest and 'will
probably exceed $50,000. The annual
expense of the Bureau of Engraving and
PriuUng for salaries and all purposes' is
These charges may be Instrumental lu
the removal ot "Mr. Johnson from office
by Secretary Gage. Mr Johnson is a
Kent ucky man, and wlien John G. Carlisle
retired from theTreasury the latter asked
Mr Oagc as a personal favor to retain
Mr JohuFon as "-director. Mr. Gage has
thuc fur complied with the request ot his
predecessor, but? ever since May 21 has
kept the coninnttec busy investigating
the bureau. f' '''
i When seenljy 'a? reporter for The Times
I jesterday moriting;' Secretary 'Gage wob
busily engagfd fiV perusing the report of
the committee-. He- had read but u dozen
pages, arid "vvoiitdMibt say anything for
publication la regard to Hie removal of
Mr. Johnson.1 Heremarked that "the re
port is the results a regular Investiga
tion for the11 information of the depart
ment," and baid lie could not tell whut
crKnges, If aWy. would be made until lie
had react the leport'f n full. 'It was" hta ted
on good authority3 that Cnpt. Meredith,
of Illinois, WfkFhcldthe office Tinder the
Harrison AdiSirilbtraUon, is a candidate
for reappointments hi; 'the event ot a vu'
cancy, and tn 6?Iug an old soldier, he '
could be relrislated under the present ci il
service law without examln'atloh, but tills
was denied By" the "Secretary.
f- The reporter " also -visited Mr. Johnson
at the Bureau or Engraving and Printing"
and interviewed' Mm in regard to the
aleged eharges He said that the com
mute 'iad been Investigating his depart
ment for about three months, but denied
that he had given ondue advantage to the
Bece-Reynolds or any other company
"I have endeavored," he vaid, "to give
every bidder an equal chance to .supply
the bureau, and am sure I have not&hown
partiality to any concern."
The investigation has been the talk of
the employes of both the bureau and the
Treasury Department for some time, and
the general impression is abroad that there
will be a general shake-up, as various' minor
Irregular! tie.-) are alleged in the report.
GOLLI SPURNS THE PRIEST
The Assassin Said He Would Make
His Own Peace With God.
Then the Public Executioner Per
formed His Office Played the
Stoic to the Last.
Sun Sebastian, Spain, Aug. 20. Mlcbaele
AngiollHo. alias Golll, who shot and killed
Senor Canovas del Castillo, was executed
at 11 o'clock this morning, according to the
t-entence of the court-martial imposed soon
him on Monday last, after his trial in the
previous Sunday, which sentence was con
firmed by the supreme council of war yes
terday. Colli was garroled by the public execu
tioner, He met his fate unconcernedly, and
rejected to the end the exhortations of the
prlets lp attendance upon him to repent ot
his sins. To one. of the fathers who ap
proached atth? lat muuieat with a crucifix
in his hnds, Golh, turning his head, ex
c'aimed: "As you cannot get me out ot prison
leave me alone. I will make my own peace
TJTTLE CHILD ASSAULTED.
A White Man Guilty Of a Horrible
Laurel, Del., Aug. 20. Jethrow Robin
son, a white man, married, thirty-two years
ot age, on Wednesday evening committed
nu assault on a ten-year-old child at
Sharplown, lid., twelve miles from here,
The little girl was1 a daughter of John H
Caulk, a rcbpectable clti7cii , and Robinson
has heretofore liorn a good reputation. He
enticed thelttcle child into his barn and in
jured her terribly, She is reported to be in
a critical condition, and word comes from
Sbarptown by telephone tonight that Robin
son Is to t-e taken to Salisbury for fear of
"White JIouso Concert.
The Marine Band will render the fol
lowing program at the White Hoube this
afternoon, beginning at 5:15 o'clock:
March "Bagged Rapscallions" Bell
Overture "Mysora" Wettge
Waif. Brilliant, Op. 18 Chopin
Grand Selection, from "Falstaff" Verdi
Characteristic "Schmeichel Katzchen"
Grand March "The Army of the Potomac"
Overture "William Tell" Rossini
( Ry request.)
Patriotic Hymn "Hail Columbia" Fyles
A Bust of Washington Unearthee".
Kingston, N. Y., Aug. 20. While exca
vating In the rear of the old courthouse
here today for the new exteasion that is
beinffbuilr. a workman unearthed a 10x12
bust or Gen. George Washington, coned
out of sandstone of the same kind used
in the old courthouse, erected in 1315.
DEATH AT THE GROSSING
Continued from First Page.
lives fit the crossing, and who witnessed
the accident, was also told to report.
Baker and Disney received strict ordern
not to tall: to newspapermen.
The Deanwood crossing Is one of the
most dangerous that could be found, but
it has been the custom to have but one
man stationed at the place. It would
require years of constant practice, it is
said, for an operator to so accustom him
self to the surroundings as to be able
to receive the dispatches which relate to
the movements of the numerous trains
passing here every day and also to manage
the safety gates.
The gate, were not down at the time
Mr. Claughton nc-ured the place, and,
Judging by this that there was no train
near at hand, he started across. The
reason the gates had not been lowered
was owing to the fact that two messages
had been sent in close succession to the
operator in the tower. Last night there
was but one than in the rower and as a
train neared the crossing he leaped trom
the desk where he had been s' 'g a
dispatch and lowered the gales
The two horses lay on the ground, both
torn aud cut in a horrible way. One of
them wnsstiucklnthe rear, showing that
Mr. Clnughton had either seen the train
When it was a few feet from him and
had tried to turn the carriage or that the
horse had shied at the headlight This
animal was literally cut In h df , but when
the train crew reached It the fleih wafc
slill quivering and a bullet was fired into
its? brain in order to put It out or Its suf
fering If any faint vestige of life re
Bits of varnished wood, buckles and
pieces of harness were strewn along the
track. A gang of railroad laborers were
engaged in removiug the traces or the
Upon the arrival of the remains at the
Pennsylvania Railroad depot in this city
the iHjllce were notified of the accident
by telephone. Word was also bent to
Coroner Cart to hasten to the depot to
view the remains.
The railroad officials Avere desirous
of haviug the bodies removed to the
establishment of Undertaker J. W. Lee.
The police would not agree to this at
first, claiming the right to hold the
remains at the station until they had been
viewed bj the coroner Night Station
Keeper Robey, and others connected with
the railroad, still maintained their side
on Mie ground that the accident did not
not occur at the station aud that therefore
they could send the bodies to an under
taker's establishment. This was ac
ceded to and the remains were removed to
Undertaker Lee's on Pennsylvania ae
nue. In the meantime the news or the sad
affair was sent fiom police headquarter
to -No. y precinct by telephone, and from
here Officer Carter, accompanied by a
reporter for The Times, was sent to notify
the family of Judge Claughton of the ac
cident. This was the first news that
they had received of the sad occurrence,
and came to them so suddenly and unex
pectedly that the shock almost prostrat
ed them. The nfotner of the faji.ily died
only a year ago, aud the tad endli.g of
the fntlK-i's life Was almost more than
the grief stricken children could bear. The
family were entirely Ignorant as to who
the young lady could be.
At first it was, thought that it was a
daughter of Judge McCalmout, of Kene-
, saw avenue, Mount Pleasant. A detailed
detcrlpt!on of the youug lady's features,
however gave every reason to believe taut
tne young lady was Mi&a Villa Custis.
Accordingly a messenger wa sent tu the
home of the younglady.whereltwasleuru
ed that she had gone out driving early in
Tlie news was a great blow to the aged
rather of the handi-ume young woman. A
friend who had just called at the liouae
ofrered to go down and ffe if the message
was true. When he arrived at the estab
lishment of Undertaker Lee he was shown
the bruised lomi of the young woman, and
realised thut the story was all too true.
Coioner Carr and Deputy Coroner Ruffiii
had, up to that time, been unable to
identity ihe budy or the young woman
Dr. Custis, still unwilling to believe the
word or the telephone message, followed
the young niun to Undertaker Lee's. Upon
his arrival there he was met at the
threshold and told that the body had been
Identiriedasthatof hlsdaughter. The blow
was almost more than he could bear. His
countenance relaxed, and, with the words,
"C8n i t be rossihle?" he sank speechless
upon a chair and sat there, adent and sad
The coroner being satisfied as to the
identity of the bodies, gae Undertaker
Lee permission to turn them over to Un
dertaker Speare to be embalmed, in com
pliance with the desires of the sumvlng
Ihe corouer and his assistant then pro
ceeded to the Union Depot, and was there
closeted with the stationkeeper and his
assistants Tor the purpose of obtaining the
detads of the accident. Three representa
tives of the local press were refused ad
mittance Into the stationkeeper's room on
the ground that "the stationkeeper had
serious objections " The coroner then de
enmued to hold an inquest at Undertaker
Speare'-", on F street, near Tenth, at 11
' Judge Hierome O. Claughton was born
at Kinsale, Westmoreland county, Va., May
28, 182S. He studied law in his native
State and wab well known for his ability
in handling common law and in pleading
evidence of equity jurisprudence. He was
United States consul nt St. Martin, West
Indies, in 1850-51. Upon his return in
185-t ho was admitted to the bar of the
court of appeals of the State, ot Virginia,
before which court ho soon acquired a
large practice. During the years 1875
and 1S76 he was a member of the Vir
ginia Stnte Senate. In 1876 ne re
moved to this city from Alcxandtja, Va.
From 1382 until the date of his death
he was a mcjnlor of the law faculty or
the National University and a member of
tbe couit ot appeals of the moot court ot
that institution. He was counsel for the
claimants in the Potomac flats cases, now
rending in the Supreme Court of the United
States. His office was in the Federal
building, No. "34 D street northwest. He
is survived by thrte daughters, Mrs. Dr.
(j. W. West", Miss Jennie and Miss Lillian:
also one son, Mr RodolpheCIaughton.also
a well-known local attorney, all of whom
lived at home.
Mins Villa Custis was the daughter of
Dr. G. W. N. Custia, the well-known phy
sician of Capitol Hill, and resided with
her brother, Dr. J. B. Gregg Custis, at No.
110 East Capitol street. She was about
twenty-tlute years of age, with winsome
ways and a handsome face, and was very
popular in social circles here. She was
possessed of a slender and graceful figure,
and although a young woman, her hair had
partly changed to a steel gray color, giv
ing her a distinguished appearance.
Her pleasant manners won her many
friends throughout the city, who are
shocked and grieved to hear ot the sad
fate which befel her.
Her brother, Dr. J. B. Gregg Custis. with
whom bhe resided, is not in the city, he
having but recently gone to Canada on a
short trip He was immediately noti
fied of the accident by telegraph.
Tohe -Wdrkprs1 Wages Advanced.
McKeesport, Pa., Aug. 20 The Naiioaal
Tube Works Company has posted a notice
at its mills that wages win be advanced
iu all departments.
NEW MINISTER TO BUSSiA
Mr. Hitchcock's Appointment Of
WILL SAIL EARLY IN OCTOBER
A Great Grandson of Ethan Allen, of
Iteviilutlouury Fame, unci a Lead
ing IlUHlne.-f 3Inn of St. Louis
St. PeterHhorg the Most Expensive
Post In the Diplomatic Service.
The appointment or Ethan Allen Hitch
cock, of St. Louis, to be minister to St.
Petersburg was officially announced at
the White House yesteiday. Mr. Hitch
cock Is now in tlje East, but will return
to St. Louis to arrauge his business. No
definite arrangement as to the time or
his departure has been fixed, but It is
;expected that he will be able to return
to Washington for his instructions and to
sail about October 1.
In making this appointment, It is said
the Pieaident was actuated by a desire to
bclect a strictly business man, In view of
the opportuuitlts that now exist for ths
development of tlie increasing trade rela
tions between the United State and Rus
sia. In local politics- Mr. Hitchcock U
identified with the silk stocking or Ker
ens faction of the Republican party.
Ethan Allen Hitchcock Is a gieat-grand-son
of Col. Ethan Alien, who demanded and
captured Fort Ticonderoga "hi the name
of the Great Jehovah, and thd Continental
Congress,' and a grandson ot Samuel
Hitchcock, who'was born in Massachusetts,
but moved to Burlington, Vt., where he
married the second daughter ot Ethan Allen
and took a prominent part in the early
history of Vermont, having voted in con
vention for the adoption of the United
States Constitution, and was made United
State.? circuit judge for the second circuit
by President Johu Adams.
Mr. Hitchcock's father, Henry Hitchcock,
was bom in Burlington, Vt., from which
place he weut to Alabama to establish him
self in the practice of law, in which he
was eminently successful, bemg at the
time of his death, in 1839, the chief
justice ot the supreme court of Alabama.
He has one brother, Henry Hitchcock-
LL. i)., of St. Louis, and is a uphew of
the lare Major Gen. E. A. Hitchcock, United
Mr. Hitchcock was born in Mobile, Sep
tember, lb33, where he remained until
lb40, when he moved wlb his family
to Tennessee, remaining there until, after
taking an academic course in New Haven,
Conn , he went to St. Louis, In 1S51,
where hey engaged In business up to
1860, when, at the urgent request of
relatives engaged in business in Chtna.be
left for that country to accept employ
ment. Mr. Hitchcock remained in China for
twelve years, making, however, two
visits home during that period, the
first in 1866, when he was made a mem
ber ot the firm ot OIyphant& Co., and the
second in 1SG9. On bis second visit
he married Miss Margaret D. Collier, a.
daughter of the late George Collier, who
returned with him to China, remaining
there uutil 1S72, when he retired from
the firm ot Olyphant . Co., and return
ing through India, spent two years in
-Europe. Among other places he visited
St. Petersburg aud Moscow
lieturulug to St. Louis m 1871, Mr.HItch
cock ha since teen actively engaged in
business a3 president ot several large man
ufacturing and railway Corporations. He
has resigned these puiitions in order to ac
cept the appointment, at the pertonal re
quct of President McKInley.
The post at St. Petersburg is one of -he
most expensive In Europe, and the salary,
$17,500, is considered quite inadequate to
meet the requirements of the situation
Minister Breckinridge has been known to
have complained bitterly ot the heavy de
mands made upon his purse for official
entertaining and the maintenance ot the
dignity of the position. The same coin
plalntH came from Ambassador Eustis at
Paris and Minister Ruuyonat Berlin. Mr.
Y Hitchcock if understood to be a man of
large means, willing aud able to supple
ment from his private purse the salary
given to him by the government.
ECHOES OF SAN FRANCISCO
District Christian Endcavorers Hold
a Rousing Uleetiug.
The Local Stay-at-Hornes Royally
Beccive Their Delegates to
the Great Convention.
The Christian Endeavor Union ot the
Districtot Columbia held a largely attended
echo meeting or the recent international
convention held at 'Frisco in the Sunday
school house ot the Calvary Baptist Church
last evening. Notwithstanding inclement
weather, every moment threatening r.
downpour of ruin, the meeting was largely
attended by a vast throng of happy En
deavorers, who, nothing daunted by the
conditioner the weather on such an occasion,
assembled to give those who attended the
convention a royjil reception home.
The Interior or the Sunday school house
was tastefully decorated witli flags, bunt
ing and streamers inscribed with the senti
ments or the great Washington convention
or '96 and the last 'Frisco gathering of
'97. On the platform, which was set
with a profusion of palms and rotted
plants, were Mr. Miles M. Shand, who
called the meeting to order, and Messrs.
S. A. Terry, E. H. Bagely, John B. Sce
man, jr.; Rev. C. H. Butler, Pror. R. B:
Warder, Eev. John Van Ness and Mr.
William T. Ellis, or Philadelphia.
Five-minute addresses were made by
Mr. S. A. Terry, on "Toronto, '97;" Mr. 15
n. Bagley, on "Chattanooga, 97," and
"California, '97, " by Mr. John B. Sic
ilian, jr These addresses were in re
sponse to the generalidaa-of "Crumbs from
Other Feasts" and relative to the thre.j
great international religious gatherings of
the present year. Rev. C. H. Butler, Rv
John Van Ness and Prof. R. B. Warder
responded to their call on the program
with echoes from the Golden Gate and the
last great gathering or the Endea'.orers
Mr. William T. Ellis, of Philadelphia, in
-veil-chosen language, told of his "Im
pressions of the Wayside.'' This was fol
lowed by Short addresses by a number
of "minute-gun" speeches by some ot the
Mr. W. W. Tucker and Mr. Grant Lcet,
In response to the announcement ot their
names Tor speeches advanced to the plat
form, where they were given a pleasant
surprise in the way of several handsome
pictures as a token of the appreciation of
their services as members of the trans
portation committee for the local organ
ization attending the recent convention.
The rendition of the program was fol
lowed by a reception, in the Sjiaday-school
house and vestry and refreshments in the
banquet room. "
1411 Penna. Ave. Adj. Wlllard's Hotel
and Perfect Cures.
Chronic and Wasting Diseases
OF THE THROAT, LUNGS, HEART,
STOMACH. TOWELS, KIDKEYS,
. LIVER, AND GENnO-URI-
Have been Dr. Walker's study for life.
There are cases of this character whicn.
through neglect or improper treatment.ara
beyond medical aid; but there are many
more given up as hopc-les simply hecaus
lucompetent phyrtclans have failed to af
reet a cure. Tnis is particularly true of
diseases jf tUe BLOOD and GEN'ITO
URINARY Organs, and Dr. Walker yearly
3Jvi.-i thousuniisf rorn becoming mental and
QC A MONTH FOR ALL DISEASES, Cff
V" Medicines included. Vu
Dally orrice hours, 10 a. m. to 5 p. 12-;
Sunday, 10 to 12 ni.
Monday, Wednesday. Thursday, Saturday
Evenings, 6 to 8.
BZ- CONSULTATION FREE. -a " "
HEWS FROM ALBXAHDRIa
Jack Washington Held, for the
Grand Jury for Assaslt
Story of an Attempted Burglary a,
"FoLe' Snpplylojr Electricity
to Gperute FansC
Alexandria, Aug. 20. Jack Washington,
colored, was given a preliminary hearing
before Justice Roberts, ot Prince Georga
county, Md., this evening, aud was com
mitted to the Marlboro jail to await thu
action of the grand jury of that county.
Washington is charged with having crlmha
aily a&siulted Lizzie Jackson, an eighteen-year-old
colored girl, at Notley Hall, on
Monday night last. Six witue-ed for the
prosecution and thirteen for the defense
were examined. The prisoner was repre
sented by Mr. S. G. Brent, of thrs city.
The only foundation for the startling
publication in an afternoon paper to the
efteer that an attempt had been made to
burglarize the office of the Adams Ex
press Company in this city was the fact
tbar au operator forced thi rear doorof the
Postal Te'ecraph office, which adjoins th
Adams building last night, for the purpoaa
of entering the telegraph office to send
a special dispatch for a newspaper cor
respondent. The city council granted permission to
the Mount Vernon Electric Railway Com
pany to supply power for electric fans and
quite a number of our merchants have
availed tnemselves of the opportunity to
have fans placed in their business houses.
Policeman Ferguson, a few days, ago,
was advised that Mr- Thomas Kelley. who
keeps a snlcon at the corner of Alfred
and Wo' re streets, was not only usms
the cunent for the purpobe of running hts
fans, but nlsa for lighting purposes. Tha
officer advised the mayor and was la- ,
structed to examine the premlse3 re
ferred to, which he did. and found four
iurandescent lights under the counter la
Mr. Kelley 's place.
The mayor was notified of the result of
the investigation, and Mr Kelley and City
Electriclaa Kirby were summoned to ap
pear lefore him this morning Mr. Kirby
explained rhs.t he had placed a fan in Mr.
Kelley a saloon, and In order to reduce tha
eurreut, had placed four incandescent lights
under the ajunter where they could not bo
n.ed Tor lisLling purposes. He deemed this
necessary in order to prevent the tan from
burning out- Before he bad fimsbed mak
ing bis s'atcment he was interrupted by
Chairman Hinkenotthc electric light com
mittee, and fuspended until the matter
could lie investigated by that committee.
It la understood that the ordinary fans axa
no; "wound for the high current used by
the electric- road, and tt is necessary to
putln a rlm-terofUshtsasamattcrof safety.
The mayor instructed Chief Webster to
notify the e.ectnc company that If the con
tract wrth the city was violated, the fan
power would be cut off.
Annie McCoy, an inmate of No. 316
North Lee street, was the victim of a bru
tal assault tonight by Robert Arnold.
The woman was so badly injured thatsha
required the attendance of a physician.
Nellie DeNeau, the proprietress, who at
tempted to protect the woman, was also
roughly handled. Arnold went to the house
about 5 o'clock this evening in company
with a gang, and was refused admittance.
He proceeded to smash in a window and
to force hr way Into the houe. When ho
got on the Inside be attacked the McCoy
woman and inflicted several severe outs
on her face and arms. She claims that"
Arnold used brass knuckles.
Chief of Police Webster received informa
tion this evening that ten boys escaped
from the Laurel Industrial School, at Glen
Allen, Va.. last night. They escaped from
the play grounds ot iheinstrtutlon.
The funeial of the late John Dogan took
place f mm Roberts Chapel, this afternoon,
under the auspices of Harmony Lodge of
Odd Fellows, of which the deceased wai
a past officer.
In the police court today James Webb
was fired $5 for assaulting Mary White;
James Clark, for assaulting John Bryan
with a pistol, was fiacd $3; William Quill,
for assaulting Mary Hill, fined $3; Andrew
Harris. asanlting Ida Freeman, ?3; Robert
Arnold, assnult'ng John nenderson, fined
$2.30- and William Arrington and Georgf
Chichester, charged with assault, were dis
missed. Viola Dorton and Carrie Travers,
charved wi;h f ishting, forfeited S3 each.
The Hydraulion Frre Company will move
into their new house on Monday.
A watermelon weighing sixty-five pounds
was brought to this city today from Mary
land. Mr. Henry Wildt today received a letter
from Germany announcing the death of
his mother. His father died about a
month ago. Mr. Wildt went to Germany
last year to attend the, diamond wedding
or hisfather and mother.
Mr. James Whilbeck, a machinist at tha
Southern Railway shops, had his nghti
hand badly injured today.
Tne meiubers of the Alexandria. Light
Infantry are arranging for the annual
inspection ot the company, which will
take place early next month.
Mr Wyilam Osboru Johnson, agedtwenty
seven years, died at the home otitis aunt,
Mrs. Eoutry, in West End, this morning.
The funeral took place this evening at
4 o'clock, ind the services were con
ducted by Rev. Mr. Butler.
Alexandria Council, Junior Order of
American Mechanics, will celebrate ita
anniversary on September 16.
J. WHJJAM LEE,
332 Pa. Ave, K- W
Tizttcluejii hervicc. Thous, 13S3,
,ff Ji-, -J&fjv- . ,- L SH.