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THE LIMES. WASHJNiJtQN. FRIDAY, NDTEMBER 18, 18JR AB8ESTED I OR GAMBLING Charges Against Jockey Glub Officials and Bookmakers. INSTIGATED BY TOBE WALL Aliened to Be a Piece of Spite Work AVaII and AMMOclAteM Ilefusvil Pcrmlaalon to Extenil the season UUtrict Attorney Henry II. )niii 3lHL.es u Statement of the .Mutter. At the close of the day's racing at the Bennlng race track jesterdaj' evenmir TrarrantB for the arrest of the members of the Washington Jockey Club and a number of bookmakers were served. The charges upon which the warrants were "Issued allege that the officers of the club and the bookmakers are violating the lavv ln engaging In and permitting gamblins to be carried Dn at the tracks. In the bet ting on horse races. As this is the third 5 ear of the existence of th9 Washington Jockey Club, and the affairs of the track are carried on now the same as they,Tiave been In the past. It seems strange- that these charges should be made at this time. It Is suggested that If the laws are being -violated now they have also been iolated at the meetings of the two previous jears. It is alleged by those familiar with the circumstances that Tobe Wall, who has been for some time Identified with the Fimllco raco track at Baltimore. Is re sponsible for the arrests. It is stated that Wall made application to the officers of the Jockey Club to be permitted to hate twenty days racing at the close of the present meeting. The olllcers of the club concluded that this would be unwise, as it would extend the racing late Into the season and would be in no wis beneficial to the reputation of the Jockey Club. Wall and his Pnllco associate seemed to have taken offense at this action of the officials and swore out warrants before District Attorney Davis, all of which were served jesterdaj afternoon. The club here could not take any action In the matter without the consent of the Xew York Jockej Club, which is the head of the racing associations of the country. The New- York club would not permit an extended season and communicated Us decision to the Washington club. It is regirded bj almost every one who is familiar with the circumstances, that It Is a case of spite more than anj thing else, and It is doubtful If an thing will come of the cases more than the Impos ing of a fine on the officers of the club and the alleged bookmakers for permit ting betting on the track. While the legal authorities of the Dis trict have been aware of the supposed violation of the Ian, the matter has bjen passed by, doubtless .because of the prooi- lnence of the members of the Was-Ington Jockvj- Club. The warrants for the arrest of the Jockej Club officials Include S. S. Hovv land, president of the club, and tteward for the meeting, together with Samiel Ross, also a steward for the meeting; Judge, Clarence McDowell: handlcap per, W. S. Vosburgh: starter, iiars Cas sldy; patrol and paddock judge, C. D. McCoy, timer. W. H. Barrettor clerk of course and scales, IL G. Crlckmore; Bookmakers Joe Vendig, G. "Wa'baum, G. Wheelock, W. Snow. G. Kltln, W. Connor, Q. Gains, S. Llchtenstein, C. Eversen and 11. Lourman. The cases will be called In the Po'Ice Court tomorrow. When asked about the matter last night District Attorney Davis said: "Complaint was made to me a few days ago that the law against gambling was being violated at the Bennlng track, and I was asked to take the Initiative In In stituting proceedings against the persons who. It was alleged, were violating the law. This I declined to do for the reason that from a time long prior to my acces sion to office, racing under exactly similar conditions had been permitted without in terruption by the authorities, and that the president of the Jockey Club, whom I at once notified of the complaints. In formed me that the relation of the as sociation to the alleged book-makers was such that under the advise of eminent counsel in New York, the association could not be held to be violating. the law. "I told the president of the association, S. S. Ilowland, that whether the associa tion was violating the law was a question for our courts to decide.and I so Instructed my assistant, Mr. Muilowny, whom I told to issue warrants against all the partici pants In the meeting, provided that they were brought within the law. But I told him further that In view of the fact that the racing had been permitted for so long a time, and In view of the well-known high character and standing of the gentle men In control of the association, I .did not wish him to issue any w arrant except upon a responsible affidavit or responsible affidavits showing facts which. In my Judgment Indicated a violation of the law. Wednesday, I was waited upon by a gentlemen who presented to me drafts of affidavits which they said would be made by certain persons, and demanded of me the Issue of warrants accordingly. Although, In fact, the affidavits were not signed, I went Immediately to the -5-: Cash or Credit Maj cr & Pettit. f Want One? You save more money by hujing here than elsewhere. Here" is an il lustration of how our prices run. Hundreds of other bargains just as cheap as this one. This ver3- pretty Roniau A j- Chair, upholstered in silk f X tapestry, mahogany ff-f AO T T finish frame. Only... raU"0 2 V X I Mayer & Pettit, ? 415-417 7th St. I ;; 11 : i m-i-i 1 1 1 1 h-i-m.; h-i ft X t race track and Informed the president of the association that unless the races were stopped forthwith I would authorize the issue of warrants which would be served yesterday. After a conference with cer tain of his associates and the counsel of the Jockey Club, the president Informed me til it the races would continue, and that the association would stand the threatened prosecution. "Accordingly, yesterday I Instructed Mr. Muilowny to Issue the warrants for all the officers of the Jockey Club and all the alleged bookmakers, and at the re quest of Mr. Mdddox, the attorney of the Jockey Club, whose absence In New York, in pursuance of an engagement made some days ago, will prevent his being In court until Saturday murntng, the war rants will not be returnable until then. "Of course. I do not 1:1 e. in to have the gentlemen concerned arrested bodily and brought Into court, but following the practice in cases In which persons of sim ilar repute are Involved. I have directed that they simply be served with the war rants formally, and notified to appear In court, which I have Mr. Howland's prom ise they will all do." CHARGED "WITH EMBEZZLEMTNT Former Mnnaiter of the Cleveland Ccle Company Arretted. J. F. Broadbent. formerly local manager of the Cleveland Cycle Company, was ar rested jesterdaj in Baltimore on a war rant charging him with embezzling J2.CO0 from the company. The warrant was sworn out by J. D. Arnold, president of the compan, who will prosecute Broad bent ns Boon as he Is brought back to Washington. The accused was discharged by his era plover In August. Soon after that Mr. Arnold employ cd an expert accountant to go over his books and found the short age in the accounts of his former man ager. From the statement of the account and It appears that Broadbent took sums of monej from the cash drawer, to be applied to his own uses, and entered It on the books as having been paid out In commissions to agents for the sale of v heels. In September Broadbent, It Is said, wrote a letter to Mr. Arnold, admitting his defalcation. He claimed that he loan ed the money to various people, who never returned it. Mr. Arnold at once procured the warrant for his former man ager's arrest, and Broadbent would have been arrested earlier had he been lo cated. It Is said that Broadbent was secretary and treasurer of the Arlington Wheelmen, a local cycling organization, and when he left town, it Is alleged, that he took with him fSO belonging to the club. No prose cution has been instituted, however, by the organization. LEGAL AFFAIRS OF THE K. OF L. Cane Involving; the Hcvokeil Charter W ill He Heard Today. District Assemblj. No. C. K. of L.. met last evening in Plasterers' Hall. The pro ceedings, however, were not made public. It was reported yesterday that the dele gate from the opposition assembly, organ Iztd at the time Henry A. Hicks issued an order revoking the charter of assembly No. C6. had been seated by the general assemblj- of the order, which Is In session In Chicago. Although there has been no official In formation of this It Is believed that it will be taken cognizance of in the legal proceedings which will come up for hear ing todaj in the District Supreme Court, in the case of Iwson and others against Hicks and others.' The motion for the appointment of a receiver for the order of the Knights of Labor in the case of Terence V. Powderly against John W. Haves. Is also set for hearing this morning before Justice Cole TWO SICK VOLUNTEERS. SurTerlutr With Mnliirln In the Hmer seiic) lloaiiltnl. Trank B. Bowers and Clinton Ambler, District volunteers, aged respectively twenty-one and twenty-five jears, and both natives of Virginia, are at the Emergency Hospital under treatment for malaria. They enlisted In the District regiment when the President called for volunteers, and have seen service at the front. When the regiment was furloughed about two months ago they returned o their homes, and have been there since until they journejed to this city a few dajs ago to be present at the musterlng out of the regiment. Both were sick when they arrived here, and their condi tion has become such that they cannot get back home. They were found sick jesterdaj- at the National Guard Armory, over the Center Market, and the hospital authorities noti fied. The ambulance was at once sent for the unfortunate soldiers and medical at tentlrn rendered them. Their condition last night was not considered serious. FOB THE MARCERON FAMILY. Dountiuii Hereivetl at the l'ourtli Ircclnet Police station. The destitute condition of the Marceron family, at No. 2 K Street southwest. Is now greatly relieved, thanks to the kind ness of the charitably-Inclined people of the city. Attention was called to the case In The Times jesterday morning, and re sponses have been numerous. Lieut. Holllnberger, of the Fourth pre cinct, who is receiving contributions, states that monej. clothing, medicines, food, and fuel have been received in lib eral quantities. He is turning them over to Mrs Marceron. Marrlng-e Lleeiinex. Marriage licenses were issued todaj- to Thomas Gray and Annie Walker: Will iam O. Bcrrjman and Swjndsline Gwjer; Frederick Robinson and Willie Ann Lewis; William McCauley and Sus-c Powell: Benjamin Scott and Elli Pickett; John Scett and Emma Coleman: Frank D. Simons and Alice N. Crain, Blooming ton, Md.; James Leroj- Donaldson and Hattlc A. Lunsford; Elmore E. Bichard son and Bes-ie M. Chisholm; Ahncr Moore and Mary Hillman; Samuel Buries and Helen S. Buchanan; Edmund Wilson, Prince George County, Md , and Virginia M. Hill; Charles F. Washington and Alice r. Filgate; Samuel r. Shore and Mary R. Mlcholson. A l'lincli IIovvl for tile President. The largest cut glass punch bowl ever manufactured will be brought to Wash ington next week and presented to Presi dent McKInley in time ro grace the Thanksgiving Day dinner table at the White House, should there be any de mand for punch on that occasion. The presentation will be made by a delega tion of prominent citizens of Toledo, O , who will leave that city Tuesday for Washington. Chnrseil With Stealing: n Saddle. Policeman Vnnderwalker, of the First Precinct, yesterday arrested William J. Taj lor, thirtj-two jears old, a native of England, and locked him ur) at No. I station house, on a charge of stealing a lady's riding saddle from his employer, Harry Beaslcj-. who conducts a. livery stable at No. H05 S Street northwest The saddle, which Is said to have cost $100. was recovered at the harness store of S. D Houck. No. 30L Tenth Street, whera It was sold by Taj ton BATS, BUT CANNOT WORK Friends aiid Relatives Turn Against Reuben Poole. SWEARS TO END HIS IIFE Interrupted In an Attempt to Com mit Snlclde Sent to the Poor A lum lloapttal Lookn Like a Healthy Man and "Will He Turned Out Tilda-III11 In a Strane Cane. Some time during the morning hours of today Keuben B. Poole, weak and frierd less, fUtj'-slx jears old, will, with the use of a cane, totter down the steps of the Washington Asv'ium Hospital to face what to him Is a cold, dreary and unfeel ing world. According to his own state ment he will then have but one courai to pursue without an alternative. He says that he will kill himself. Poole's case Is a sad one. It was first called to the attention of the po Ice one w eek ago todaj". w hen the man was found at the edge of the bathing beach. In the rear of the Washington monument, ready to make away with himself. He was taken in chargo by the police of the First Preclnct,and committed to the poor hpusj hospital, his condition being such as to require medical attention. He has been at the hospital since then under medical care, and the doctors find that he no longer needs their services. He is not suffering from any maladj-, but Is simply a phjslcal wreck. Medicine can do notV Ins more for him, and he must make wjj for some one whose condition require medical care. When seen at the hospital last night the man presented a picture of abject des pair. He did not know that today would end his stay at the institution until In formed bj- a reporter. "My God," he said, "can It be true? I have not a place to go to; not a friend to turn to. Ah. jes. I have one friend and one place of refuge. I will find both in death. I will kill mjself rather than continue with my sufferings and mlserj-. I wish they had let mo do It when I want ed to. It is God's, will and I know He will forgive me for my act." Here the old man broke down completely and sobbed like a child. "I have been a hard working man all my life," he said, "until two jears ago, when I became a phjsical wreck. As jou see. I can scarcely walk now. It is with great difficulty that I rise from a sitting position. This Is due to an attack of the grip, which I suffered In l&SS. That sick ness took away all my strength until I gradually lapsed Into such a helpless con dition that mj- wife had to dress and un dress me as one would a child. I stagger ed to work, although I was unequal to It. "Finallj- I broke down completelj'. Mj' appetite remained falrlj good, although 1 gained no strength, and my wife, who had alwajs been good to me, turned against me. and said that If I was able to eat I was certainly able to work. "We lived she, mj' son, and I at No. 417 O Street northwest, nlie still resides there, and conducts a small boarding house. John was recer.tlj' married, and lives with his wife's parents. In rifth Street- "He would help me If he were able, but he has enough to do to look out for his own familj-. He offered to take me to his home when he discovered me Fridaj-, but I refused to go. as I was afraid I would be too much of a burden upon him. "Fridaj- morning my wife called me a tramp and turned me awaj- from my home. I hid no place to go and wandered down Seventh Street. I was met by Dr. J. H. Mothershead. who wanted to know what I was doing so far from home. I told him I had no home and was going to kill mjself. He left me and went to the place where mj- son la emplojed and Informed him of my intention. He over took me In the Smithsonian grounds and tried to dissuade me from my purpose. I told him It was no use. "When I reached the bathing beach and was about to throw myself Into the water I was restrained bj- mj son and mj cousin, Charles Brown, who had followed me to the place. Thej' took me to the police station on Twelfth Street and there asked that 1 be committed to the hos pital. "I told the doctor at the station that thej- would not receive me at any hos pital, as I was apparently a well man. I stated, however, that I was helpless and needed some one to take care of me. They sent me here and j ou saj I am to be turned out In the morning. "I have two first cousins here, one a commission dealer and another In the paint business. I cannot go to them, as thej- will onlj- turn me away. Thej- have never shown a disposition to help me. Do jou wonder, then, that I would prefer death?" AN INQUIRY ORDERED. The Maria Tcreriu Abandonment In to lie InveHtljciited. An order was issued late jesterdaj' afternoon bj- Secretary Long, creiting a court of lnquirj- to meet at the Norfolk navj- jard on next Tuesday morning for the purpose of Investigating the circum stances attending the abandonment at sea of the cruiser Maria Teresa. The order states that the former Spanish cruiser was en route from Santiago to Norfolk and was being convojed bj- the United States repair ship Vulcan and the wrecker Merritt. The witnesses before the court of ln quirj" will be Lieut. Commander Harris and the officers and men of the expedi tion. It is the purpose of the department to fix the responsibilltj- for the desertion of the cruiser, and upon the verdict of the court will depend the calling of a court-martial for the trial of the naval officers who are considered responsible for the loss of the vessel. Capt. McCalla has been authorized to abandon the wreck at his discretion and proceed to Norfolk, bringing with him the tug Potomac. The Navj- Department was Jnformed jesterdaj- that an engineer and c-cpert divers of the Neptune Wrecking Company, of Stockholm. Sweden, had started from Europe for New York, and permission was asked by the wrecking companj's agent in the United States for them to go on a United States vessel to Santiago to examine the wrecks of the Cristobol Co lon and the VIzcaja. This is the concern that lias offered to undertake the work of floating these two vessels under an agreement to charge the Government nothing unless It Is success ful. The permission was granted. It has been practically settled that the Merrltt-Chapman Wrecking Company will get the contract for raising the Spanish cruiser Reina Mercedes, sunk at the en trance of Santiago Harbor. The project Is feasible and the Navy Department lias information that it can be accomplished without great dlfllcultj-. I'meil a Consular Auuoliitnicnt. A delegation of G. A. R. veterans of the District, headed by Commander Hen dricks, called upon the Ptesldent jesterdaj-, to urge the appointment of Capt. W. P. Price, of Washington, to the vacant post of consul at Nottingham, Knglaid. C -A. J3 F O S. X .A. . Bean ti j Ttffl Kind Yoo Hare Alwajs Bought . WaixA Yoo Hare Alwajs i Sigsxtnav of sdffif Men for money. Storle of llrntnlltr on the Lower Potomac. Oyater Iledx. Tf the story told by three battered, bruised! hungry and 111 clad j-oung Ger mans, who applied to Capt. Cutler, sup r intendent of the Municipal Lod&ing House, for lodgings, be true", the days of traffic in human beings still exist, at least aiangJLhe Potomac River. Footsarg Ttndj vvearj'. Otto Kralle. six teen j'cirWf age; Uruest Flaum, eight een years old, and Charles Ussrlg, tweii-1 tj'-one jears of age, walked Into the Municipal. Lodging House last evening about 7 o'clock and asked for lodgings The story old by them In broken Eng lish was harrowing in the extreme, and had more the smack of the tales told of the treatment of colored slaves aboard a trader before the Civil War than .1 recital of the hardships aboard a Potomac River ojster boat. ' According to the storj- told by Charles Essrig, who spoke Kngllah more fiuentlj' than the others, they all arrived In Nor folk, Va., October 9 last aboard the Ger man sailing vessel Mabel. They carne. he said, front Thurgla. From Norfolk they made theifway to Baltimore, wlicr, on October 15, thej- shipped as litlp, aboard an oj'ster schooner, wllch, he thought, was called the Vl'ns, and the captain of which, he believed. Is numed Jean. Kralle, the youngest of the three, from what could be learned, was not larg and strong enough to do the work required bj Capt. "Jean," of 1.1s crew, and alter he had been beaten with c'ubs and Iron rods to compel him to do the simo work as the other members, he wus sold for Z to "Capt. Alonzo Lee," the master of an other ojster boat. Krallo said he remained with Capt. Lee for thirteen dajs, but being too light to do the work required there he was re turned to Capt, Jean, who refunded I.ee his purchase monej-. On his return to the schooner Vilas Kralle sajs he was given another sample of Capt. Jean's methods of getting work out of his crew. When he failed to do his task his hands were tied together with a rope, the end of which was attached to a windlass, which was then put in motion. Ills limb., were stretched and while in this position he said his body was beaten blatk and blue and his face was pounded. The storj- of the treatment of the others was similar to that told bj- Kralle, differ ing onlj In the methods of Indicting punishment. Wnen the schooner Vilas reached Cedar Point on Mondaj- night, Essrig sajs he and Kralle and Flaum were called on deck bj' the captain and run ashore on the Virginia side of the Potomac Robert Majburj". another member of the crew, who joined the vessel vrith them, was also put ashore. He went to Phila delphia while the others came here. When they were directed toward Wash ington they started to walk here, and Tuesdaj- night slept In the woods. On the following night, however, thej- were given shelter and food bj- a farmer about twentj myes from this cltj-. Essrig said that the boat on which he and his companions shipped at Baltimore was ojster schooner No. Ds, and that Capt. Lee's boat was No. a. The, unfortunate men were made as comfortable as the surroundings would permit by Capt. Cutler last evening. This morning he will assist them In gaining an audience with the German ambassador. Robert Johnson, who shipped at Balti more with) Capt. Tom Evans, aboard the oj-ster schooner Colonel Nelson alo " spent last night? nt the Municipal Lodging House. He hi(d a hard storj- to tell of his bad treatment while on the river. He and two fellow members of the crew were, he said, put ashore about ten miles- below Mathias's Landing, on the Poto mac, at 3 a,.mt. pq Tuesday lastT John son said that Evans refused to pay tbem any w'ages for the time they had worked aboard the schooner. CAPT. NATLOR IN MEXICO. He "Vv HI Confer IfuHonie Hoiiom Up on Prenltlent Dlax. Capt. Allison Nallor, of this cltj-, ac companied bj- his wife. Is in Mexico. The purpose of his Journej" Is to carry out the orders of the Masonic A. and A. S. R , which decided at its council held In 1S97 to Invest with the Insignia of the south ern jurisdiction of the order In the United States, five privileged members of the same order In the Cltj- of Mexico. In cluded among the five is President Diaz. The Insignia is In the form of a verj handsome Jewel In gold and gems. Capt- Nallor arrived In the City of Mexico on th"e 6th Instant, and the Mexi can Herald, re dally paper, printed there, a copj- of which has been received bj Major Sjlv ester, noted the fact of his arrival with the utmost cordlalltj-. It remarks that this Is Capt. Nailor's second trip to Mexico, he being the only Amerlcan who responded to a general Invitation extended to the members of the Southern Jurisdiction of Masons to attend a meeting of the Supreme Council of Mexico, A. and A. S. R , in 1S95. com memorating the thirty-fifth annlversarj of Its organization. Capt. Nallor was elected an honorary member of the Mexican Supreme Council at that time, and a medal of gold was pinned on his coat by President Diaz. He was the first foreigner ever elected to the Mexican Supreme Council of Ma sons, nnd on the present occasion he is permitted to return the compliments be stowed on him In 1S93. CHIMNEY SWEEP LAW. The CoiiiiiilHNloiierN Mnj Conclude to Repeal It. Tne District Conum-wonrrs are coneidring the adiisibihtj of repealing the old chimney ii Im of June 3, 1S53, and of adopting a new police regulation requiring chimneys to be cleaned once a J ear where soft coal if burned and twice a jear where hard coal is used. The old chimney itreep ordinance provided for the appointment of two chimnej. sweeps an nually, and alo directed them to visit cverj houe within the' city and sweep or scrape the flue of everj chimnej. Permission was also given thc-e chimnej sweeps to charge 20 cents for each story of all houses thus visited by them. It was further pforided by the law that every person iefuiDg to'allow tins work to be done should be fined $5 Though the old law- has never been repealed.llt is practically Inoperative. The Commtrsioners'ithink conditions have greatly changed Eince the, enactment of the law, and that it should tno Umger remain on the statute book. Lnte Locnl IlapiteiilnicH. Louis Schriebcr and Charles C. Dlaque, of New York, tnmee under the will of Giles Blaque, jesteril.iv" "com eyed to Mrs. Henrietta Irvine lloltcn J hone and lot in K Street for $30,000. Ellen fowl's jesterd.iv filed a petition for di vorce from herhutlwnd. Carter Lewis, alleging non support as ,thc cause of action. Thomas Joice, charged with an assault upon William Itobmson, was arraigned before Judge ivimuau jesicroay. ine jurj drought in a ver diit of not guiltj, and the prisoner was dis missed. r .- Fred Itan,on was arraigned in the Police Court vestcrdj on tw charges of larceny. The first charge was the theft of an overcoat from Dr. Ilowland: the second for the theft of a coat from a bcardmc: houc in Third Street. The jury biought in a verdict of guilty on both cha-ges and a fine of $20 was imposed in eacii cace. William Hobinaon, charged with an assault upon Hester Jojce. was "entenced to pav a fine of 13 by Judge. Kimball yesterday. The will of Julia K. Ilorman, filed je'terdaj, dated Jul 12, 1SS8. names her husband, James B. Dorman, as sole legatee and executor. The writ of mandamus applied for bv J. H. driaans to fompel Ivor J. Kimball, judje of the Police Court, to sign a certain bill of ex ception! in an appeal from the judgment of the latter in the case of Lvons ve-us Adrtaans, was ynterda denied ky the Court of Appeals, to which it liad !ccn referred. PERSONAL" -INTELLIGENCE. Bog. Cen, John F. Weston, U. S Volunteers, ha been granfed an -extension" of his leave ot absence" for one month. MB. HANNA ANNOYED. Denies a Pie y Kohlnaat Storj- ana Praises the HlliKlcy Hill. Cleveland, O.. Nov. 17. Senator HannA today denied the alleged Interview pub lished by the Associated Press. He said: "There is absolutely no truth in the re ported Interview. It Is a source of wonder to me. It seems to have been taken from a chat I had with a local reporter when he asked my opinion on the result of tho recent election and drifted Into a ques tioning as to the outcome of the war tax. etc., and, not expecting to be quoted, we talked about the possibilities of various bources of revenue. "Ah my meaning was evidently misun derstood In reference to the question un der discussion and I was misquoted, I now state that Iconstder the Dlngley bill themost scientific and best adjudged tariff bill ever enacted. I would be the last person to disturb its operations. I believe It will bring a larger revenue to the coun-trj- than was claimed for It and will re main In force for manj- years and be changed onlj bj' the Republican partj when the requirements of the countrj- de mand It. "I certainly was not dictating a public Interview and would not say this much only to correct what seems to have been .1 misunderstanding. I am a protectionist In principle and have grown stronger in the belief from object lessons which are niultipljlng everj' jear." MORE SHOOTING AT PANA. .Another Oullireuk Between .StriUlns Mlnem and AeirroeM. Pana. I1L, Nov. 17. Another outbreik between the striking miners and the-lm-ported negroes occurred this evening, and but for the prompt interference of the soldiers on guard here many lives would cert.ilnlj- have been sacrificed. The trouble began about dusk. A nan named Wlthem was unloading coal In an allej-, when a negro passed along on the streeL A boy threw a piece of coal at tiie negro, who lmmediatelj- drew a te volver and began firing at Wlthem. who lied Into a shed. The negro llred several shots through the shed, and then ran and gave the alarm to the other negroes, who Cocked to the street from all directions, armed with rifles and pistols. The union miners were aroused, and qulcklj- assembled. Both sides began firing as soon as th came within range. One negro Is aid to have been mortally wounded, but his comrades dragged him to a cornfield, and It Is not known whether he was killed or not. Troop B. commanded tj- Capt. But ler, was soon at the scene of the conflict, and when the miners and negroes saw the soldiers thej- quickly dispersed. Capt. Butler has set a strong patrol guard, and at midnight all is quiet. No further trouble Is anticipated. SUIT AGAINST SWALLOW. Lnte Pennsylvania Nominee Sued for l?.-0,000 IluuiUKex. Harrisburg, Pa., Nov. 17. Congressman J. D. Hicks brought suit today In the Dauphin County Court against Dr. Sila3 C. Swallow, the prohibition nominee for governor at the late election, to recover $50.0W damages. Hicks bases the suit on a publication In the Commonwealth. Swallow's new spaper organ, last Januarj-, In which Hicks was accused of using the funds of an estate to make up the shortage In the treasury- of the Pennsjl vanla Building and Loan Association,, of which he was president. TROOPS TO CORA AT ONCE. Movement to Havana Province Will lleKIii U 111,1,1 T-li Iln). The statement was made at the War Department yesterday afternoon that the movement of American troops to the Ha vana province of Cuba would begin with in ten dajs. Arrangements for the recep tion of the soldiers on the island are now being made by Major General Greene, who is In Havana, Gen. Humphrej' and Col. Hecker. Reports from these officers are expected at the War Department before Monday. Major General Young, commanding the Second Armj- Corps, called upon Secre-tarj- Alger jesterdaj-. He stated that his entire corps had left Camp Meade, Pa., and the men were now in the southern Winter camps. The War Department authorities are anxious that the mllitarj- forces of this country shall occupy Cienfuegos, on the southern coast of Cuba, at the earliest practicable day, for the reason that the great fields of sugar cane in Santa Clara province (in which Cienfuegos Is located) are almost readj- for the reapers, and milltarj' occupation Is necessarj- to restore confidence among the planters and also that Implements and animals for the work may be sent into the district as soon as possible. The authorities of Spain have been noti fied of the Intention of this country to send a milltarj- force to Cienfuegos with, out delaj-. ROBBED A CHURCH. Prlzex For a Colored Fair Carried Avra lij- Thieve. Thieves entered the Metropolitan (col ored) Baptist Church some time between 12 o'clock Wednesdaj- night and S o'clock jesterdaj- morning and stole about $100 in cash, together with a new bicycle, a gold ring and several other articles. En trance was effected bj- forcing a window. There is a fair In progress at the church, and the stolen articles had been donated for voting contests. Last night Policemen Carroll and Rout arrested Wal ter "White, nineteen jears old; James Car ter, eighteen jears old, and Edward Smith, twentj'-three jears old, and locked them up in No S station on suspicion of having committed the robberj-. FOUND AN INFANI-S HEAD. "Wllllnm Moore's Crcvmunie Klml In n Cntch Ilnnln. "William Moore, a colored employe of the city sewer department, while cleaning out a catch basin at the corner of Eighteenth and B Streets northwest, j-ts-terday morning, made a grew some find In the shape of a dismembered head of an infant about three or four months old. The head had evldentlj- been In the sewer several dajs, and was so discol ored that It was Impossible to determine whether It had belonged to a white or colored child. The police of the Third Precinct were notified and are making an investigation. OBITUARY NOTES. Annie France Haynril. "Wilmington, Del, Nov. 17. News has been received here of the death of M'ss Annie Frances Ba-ard, the second daughter of the late Thomas F. Bajard, In Algiers. Miss Bajard, who was knowu as "Miss Nannie," had been abient from this country for jears, and had been liv ing with her sister. Countess Lewlnhaup. In Paris- She went to Algiers for her health, accompanied by Philip Bayard, joungest son of the late ambassador. Dr. Stephen II. Tjng. Paris. -Now 17 Dr. Stephen II. 'Jng. formerly president of the American Chamber of Commerce In Paris, Is dead. STEAMSHIPS CLASH IN THE RIVER ELBE The Ilrlllah Ilont Como Sunk byCom IiiK in Collision with the Ger man Ileer. London, Nov. 17. A dispatch to Lloyds from Hamburg says that the British steamer, German Beer, came Into colli sion at Otterndorf. at the mouth of the Elbe, with the British steamer Corso, which sank almost Immediately. The pi lot, four passengers, and nineteen ot the crew of the Corso were saved. A telegram from Hull reports that news has been received there of the sinking of the Wilson line steamer Corso, five miles off Cuxhaveii after being In collision with a steamer supposed to be a German At lantic liner. The crew of the Corso were sav ed. NICHOLAS GOTJRKO - DEES IN HIS PRISON Incarcerated In Par In Chnrcrd With Attenilitlnir to AmiaNitliinte Run Minn Councilor PolovtsofT. Paris, Nov. 17. Nicholas Gourko, a son of Gen. Gourko, formerly governor gen eral of Russian Poland, died in prison cell In this city yesterday. His brother visited him the da' before, and soon aft er his departure Gourko was seized with a fit of vomiting. He rapidly became worse and died the next daj- It was sup posed that he had committed suicide by taking poison, presumau.j- brought to him by his brother, but the doctors who made n postmortem exam-n-itlon. decid ed that Mi death was due to natural causes. Gourko was arrested recently for at tempting to assassinate M. PoIov"tsoff, the Russian councilor of state at Monte Car'u CARNEGIE APPEARS AS A JURY MEMBER UnnlifieM and MnLes lleclnmtlon Thllt lie CouniilerM It an Honor to Perform tile Service. New York, Nov. 17. Andrew Carnegie, against whom an order of arrest was is sued for falling to appear In court and qualify as a juror, went to the office of Commissioner of Jurors Graj- this morn ing and qualified. Sheriff Dunn had been Instructed not to serve the order of arrest. Mr. Carnegie said that he esteemed it an honor to serve as a juror, and that he had never tried to evade the duty. "UNDER INDICTMENT ON BIGAMY CHARGES True Hill Announced lis a West Vlr- xrinln Jury Atfulnxt Former Jutluje Jcnrrnoii 3IitcUey. Charlestown, W. Va,, Nov. 17 The reg ular November term of the circuit court of Jefferson County convened in this cltj yesterday. Among the Indictments was that of Thomas Jefferson Mackey, the ex-Judge, of South Carolina, for bigamy. Mrs. Mackey, No. 2, formerly Miss Cur tis, of New York, appeared before the grand jury and testified against him. Owing to the sickness of Maeke"s coun sel the trial Is not expected to be taken up for several daj's. CAPTAIN DREYTUS TO BE TAKEN BACK TO FEANCE Court of Caseation Expected to Or der 111, lteturn ti (five 111m Tch- tlinori) 111 Person. Paris, Nov-. IT. It Is believed that the court of cassation will order the return of Drejfus to France in order to save the time, trouble and expense involved In transmitting questions to him at Devil's Island and receiving his answers. CONFEBENCE WITH THE KAISER'S MINISTER Madrid, Nov. 17. The German ambas sador had a long interview with Duke Alraodovar De Rio, minister of foreign af fairs todaj-. JVul n llnntlle Inquiry. New- York, Nov. 17. Senators Orville II. Piatt of Connecticut and James K. Jones of Arkansas, as a subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, will continue at the appraiser's office tomorrow- their Inquiry Into the workings of the customs administration act, begun several dajs ago. Today the inquiry was carried on at the custom house, where a conference was held with Collector Bidwell and Spe cial Deputy Collector Couch. After tho officials interested in the act have been examined a day may be set for hearing suggestions from private individuals af fected by it. The customs administrative act is not a schedule, but a law prescrib ing the duties of customs officers. Sen ator Piatt said today that there is a mis apprehension as to the work being done by the subcommittee. "We are not carrying on a hostile inves tigation of the law," he added. "We are merelj- examining Its workings to discover its efficiency and consider possible im provements." Allan 3!c"Nauc;1ttri AtKlrsiiM. New York, Nov. 17. Allan McNaugh ton, who was president of the Wool Ex change, vice president of the New York "Wool Warehouse Company, treasurer of the Merchants" Safe Deposit Companj and of the McNaughton Company and brother of James McNaughton. late president of the Tradesmen's National Bank, filed a petition in bankruptcy yes terday, following that of his brother James Ills liabilities are 11.1S0.5C0 and assets K1I.467. The bulk of the debts are secured by pledges of various stocks which are put In the assets. Tlic 3Ipnua Arrive. San Francisco, Nov. 17. The steamship Moana arriv ed j esterday from Sj dnej- bj-waj- of Honolulu. She brought flftj'-seven officers and men from Honolulu, mostly from Nebraska and Pennsjlvanla regi ments on furlough from the hospital. The body of Corporal Wheeler, ot Company C. First New York, arrived on the steamer to be sent to his late home at Utlca, N. Y. Illocllst Injured. Rives, Md , Nov. 17. George Sampson, while riding a blcjcle on the Biadensburg Pike at this place late last night, had a collision with a buggj- driven by "William Holtby. One of the hind wheels of the buggv- struck his bicycle, knocking Samp son to the ground and Inflicting several cuts on his head and bruises about his body. Mine Fire Iliirneil Sir Week. "Wilkesbarre, Pa., Nov. 17. The big Ore in the Ravine mine at Plttston has been extinguished at last- The fire started In an explosion six weeks ago, and since an armj of men have been fighting the flames. Death of Dr. S. C. Ilnrtlctt. Hanov ex, X. H., Nov. 1". Rev. Dr. S. C. Bartlett, formerly president of Dartmouth College, died at his home here last night, of acute Indigestion. He had been ill a week. Dr. Henry's Cough Syrup cures coughs aud all bronchial affections which this- weather is producing-.. At all druggists', 15c. AND SONS. F t.. cot. Ilia. Furniture factory. Hlh t4 B. Storare. gd and M. Reversible Jute Rugs. Special prices on a special pur chase that'll tempt economical buyers. 6v9 foot Itoiri U SO T.fl. 0-in. by 10-ft. 6-in. Itugs 6.7S 9vti foot Rugs 9 CO Combination Fur Hugs, heavily lined Mi30 inches 1.J W. B. MOSES & SONS. EDUCATIONAL. Chenoweth Institute, I2i: ind 1311 Vermont Ave. tsd lows Clrel. Biirdirijr ind D17 School for Girls, opent Oct. 3. rrench the bnsruafft of the school. HISS It. D. niESOWETII ind MRS. E. a stOAX. Principals. e7-tmoi-ein CI VWW'C DUSIbESS COLLECB. rLliin J EIUIiTll AND K ST3. Seuioa. fa a year. Biuuun. Shorthand. Tjpe "itinr. m7-Jid STELLMAN SCKOO L -OF Shorthand and Type writing, 91 1 C Street Northwest. Pay led .VI;ht Sessions. Terms Uoervle. oc1-3ibo em LADIES' GOODS. WAXThD Ladies to know that JIP.S. IJVINCS- TU, of ivew orx, owner and patentee ot The SIf Adrostfcz Cann-nt-tutting Machine." has taken pnlors .t CC8 12th st. nw., and desires the pleasure ot Lowinc this wonderful invention (.r oitticg ladies' and children's carmtnts with out paper patterns, peceds, weights, screws, or pins. A garimnt can be cut in five minutes, and perfect fit guaranteed. In order to COXVTVCE the skeptical, she will without charge, teach any one to cut a garment. $25 course offered, (12 this week, which includes machine, instructions in cutting waists, single or double under arm; French and tailor bodices, sleeves, skirt, prin cess gowns, Louis jackets, box coats, copying fashion-plates; also matching plaids and stnpes. oc7-lma DIED. EDKLIN" On ThsrotiT, November 17. 1S93, at 9.30 o'clock a. m.. FUjitZSVVS., beloved wife of Charles IV. Edelin. departed thi-V.at; her late residence ia Mcbol Avenue. Anacosu d. a Funeral and interment Sunday, Xovember 2). at Southampton, X. T. no$-!t LAItNLR On Xovember la, lstis, JACOB C. LAIt.SKi:. aged fifty-four years Funeral will take place frcm his late residence, Ninth street, Itrookland. D C, on Saturday. XotemLer 19, Is93, at 1.30 p. m. Relatives and fnends respectfully invited to attend. lt.em UNDERTAKERS. J. WILLIAM LEE. UJinEnTAICEIt. MS Pa. Are. V V. rirat-rlna Service. 'Facae, 13.43 AUGUSTUS BURGDORF CO., Uudertnkem and Emlialmers, SOW SEVENTH STREET X. VT. First class Service noll-lyr l fl I ff6 AAVAY horse almost Impossl- t Ull ble it you vae SKUA'S tAH.Il AUTOMATIC IIlTCHISQ U EIGHTS. Call and Me Ibea. Prices. 1LM ard . JOHX B. ES1EY. 1310 Pa. are. t7-tf-em VXRDEN'S COAL PITS RESUME OPERATIONS Agreement or the ComptEj- With the 31IlierM Conccdiiicr the hpril'c;- fleld Scale of i'rlees, Vlrden, I1L, Nov. 17. The plant of the Chlcago-Virden Coal Company opened for work this morning, having been idle since April 1, and having twice attempted to start with colored men from Alabama, The opening at this time Is the result of a written agreement entered-lnto with the miners, conceding to them the Spring field scale of 40 cents per ton. mine run, and agreeing to take away the stockade surrounding the works. HrltUU Snllom Threaten Mutiny. Gibraltar, Nov. 17. A mutiny is threat ened on her majestj-s battleship Majestic. It appears an officer of the vessel fell from slipping on an orange peel on the deck, and as a result the privileges of the crew were curtailed. Thereupon the men retaliated bj- throning a quantity of gun fittings and equipments overboard. Shore leaves have been stopped. The attitude of the sailors is ugly and armed sentries are constantlj- on duty to cow them and prevent open rebellion to discipline. niliott Dniifortli to Marry. New York. Nov. 17. Annou-c meit was made this morning of the engage m?nt of Mrs. Kichard Mott Laimber to Ell'ott Danforth, the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor at the last else lot. Mrs. Laimber is a widow and made her home at lil Madison Avenue until she took apartments at the Hotel Savoj- a few- weeks ago. The wedding will take place In the Sav oj on Nov embir TO. A Kentucky egro Vendetta. Russellville, Ky., Nov. 17. Ben Perry, jr., colored, shot and w ounded "Aunt" Sis Beall, her son. Jack, and one of her daughters, late last evening. The trouble grew out of the killing of Charles Pern' by Harry Beall Sunday night. The streets are full of armed negroes and a double lynching Is probable as both sides have friends. Spanish Troop. Home I'rom Culm. Madrid, Nov. 17. The Spanish transport ship Puerto-Rico has arrived at Malaga with 1.37 troops on board, from Cuba. There were thirtj-one deaths during the v oyage. An ex-Mnjor In a 1'rlnon Cell. Carlisle. 111.. Nov. 17 Robert C. Lambe, formerly major of Carlisle, and untli a year ago the most Influential member of the Clinton County bar. now occupies a cell in the county jail. He was Indicted by the grand Jury for forgery and em bezzlement. "Cleanliness." ANTI-SWEAR BUTTONHOLES ! Nice, soft bnttonholw a method pe culiar to us- earing patience and mils we vire sou. acd no extra rharce. either. neide. ne cire you snow-white shirt licnti. with collar ind cuffs TM IT J1ATC1I lAii7J.a.. e are prompt in aciivcr;-. i-tiai curq or pnoDe Iw Lnogs ar wagon la quick, time. Toiman Srv Ccr. Slith and O Streets- 5. W. ijiAvaggRggrs "MOSES