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THE TIMES. WASHINGTON, SATLTY. JULY 15, 1899.
(. If for JIncIi speciilntion an to the Cnnse of IIIh IlefiiKnl to Act Some ThlnU. lit Ik Afraid or Harriet Iiidleiintlun Anions Memhcrs of the Ulntrlct .Nntior.nl (iimril-A Month of Ilelnj. Although a whole month has passed elnce the now famous Harries-O'Brien in cident at Camp Ordway, which resulted in the suspension of the latter officer, no more has jet been made by cither side for the reinstatement of Colonel OlBrisn as an officer of the District National Guard acd he is still under suspension, pending the pleasure of the general lu command. There are those in the Guard mho lay the blame of inaction upon Colonel O'Brien, while others hold that General Harries has openly acted the tyrant and has no Tight to keep an officer under sus picion for a whole month without making any effort to brine the matter to a head. It will be remembered that Colonel O'Brien was suspended from duty and placed under arrest by General Harries on June 15 last, while the Guard was In camp at Camp Ordway. The action resulted from the refusal of Colonel O'Brien to go out to the roadside and receive a message from oneiof General Harries' aides, it be ing held that it was the duty of the aide to deliver messages directly Into the hands of the officers. The aide refused to deliver the message and Colonel O'Brien later en dorsed the document with the statement that the procedure of the general In com mand was both unmllitary and ludicrous. Colonel O'Brien was ordered to leave the camp at once, and has since been suspend ed. As the caso cow stands. Colonel O'Brien has been suspended for "endorsing in an unmllitary and improper manner" an order sent to him by the general commanding the Guard. Aside from the legal status of the suspension, the members of the local mili tia hao raised the question as to what .right General Harries had to suspend an officer for an Indefinite period without pre ferring charges. Many of the officers of the Guard have grown tired of hearing about the case, and hold that the blame for the long delay lies entirely with Col onel O'Brien, who should have demanded a court of enquiry in the case and have the matter settled fairly. A prominent officer of the Guard, who was also a member of the First Regiment, District of Columbia Volunteers, stated yesterday that while his whole sympathy was with Colonel O'Brien in the present matter, he thought that the latter would lose his supporters unless he came out boldly and made a fight for Justice. "I have heard it stated by a member of General Harries' staff." said he, "that Colonel O'Brien can have a court of en quiry appointed as soon as he cares to de mand one. I do not know why he has not done" so. He is now suspended and under suspicion and I should imagine that he would prefer to come out like a man and clear himself. He has a right to select counsel and will be given a fair hearing by an impartial court. Surely this would be better than to remain in a hole as at nesent and allow his friends to believe that he feared General Harries. "He knows as well as I do that Genera! Harries is not going to call a court of en quiry to consider the matter, and from what I can learn he (Harries) will keep him suspended until October next, when the punishment will be declared adequate and Colonel O'Brien will be reinstated. "This is no way to do, as such a course w ould be paramount to pleading guilty and accepting the sentence of the Judge. It Is a well known fact that If 'Dick' O'Brien would come out like a man and show his backbone, demand a court of enquiry, and cssert his rights, force General Harries to place charges against him and have the court consider the matter, nearly every man In the Guard would stand by him and back him up. And it is more than likely that be would be cleared by the court and reinstated as lieutenant colonel of his reg iment. "This is the way wo feel about it. The reign of Czar Harries has lasted Its length end such precedents as the O'Brien Inci dent arc being established every time the Guard gets together. It is now up to Col onel O'Brien and if he does not demand a court of equity there are people who will be only too quick to class him in the tame category as bis commanding general The fact that Colonel O'Brien has meekly accepted a whole month of suspension and is even now undecided as to whether or not he will ask for a court of enquiry. Ehows that he Is either afraid of Harries or is afraid tho court would decide ad ersely. Even If this were the case, we would think more of Colonel O'Brien for having secured his rights than we would were he to wait and be reinstated in the course of events. It is now Colonel O'Brien's next move and we are waiting for him to act." Many officers of the Guard yesterday ex pressed themselves as being puzzled over the silence and inaction of Colonel O'Brien. They claimed that nothing could be ex pected from General Harries, since the latter was awaiting action on the part of the officer under suspension, and was not likely to place charges until a court of enquiry had been demanded. Unless such action Is taken It Is claimed that General Harries will keep Colonel O'Brien under suspension until October, when he will be reinstated as having expiated his crime against the dignity of the power that Is. There seems to be no question as to the call being Issued for the convening of a court of enquiry. Those who are in touch with National Guard headquarters claim that General Harries will be only too (.'lad to issue the call and to place the necessary charges in the bands of the Judge advo cate general of the District Guard for prosecution. The friends of Colonel O'Brien are awaiting action on his part and hope that he will take prompt measures to right himself. PREDICTED HIS OWN DEATH. Daniel Van Attn ArniiiKe for Ills l'unernl. Trenton, N. J.. July 14. Having pre dicted several years ago that he would die this ) car, and being ov ertaken w Ith a con viction Wednesday that his death nas Im minent, although be was apparently In good health, Daniel W. Van Atta, Super visor of the New Jersey State Hospital for the Insane, made the most minute prep arations for his funeral and was found dead in bed yesterday morning. Mr. Van Atta called on James Murphy, en undertaker, Wednesday, and chose a plain casket, giving directions for the in scription on the plate. He thereupon or dered four coaches, and, having picked out a black suit, asked for the bill, which he paid by check. When these arrangements had been com pleted Mr. Van Atta returned to the asy lum, and died early yesterday morning from Brlsht's disease. Mr. Van Atta, who had been supervisor ol the hospital for thirty-one years, was Cfly-four years old and unmarried He had no relatives In this section of the country. He leaves a small estate. LADY SALISBURY'S ILLNESS. o Improvement In the Condition of the IlritUh l"reliiler' Wife. London, July 14 The condition of the Marchioness of Salisbury, who Is suffering from the effects of a stroke of paralysis at Walmer Castle, Kent, Is not Improved. The relatives of the family are arriving at the castle. Lady Salisbury is attended by Sir John Williams, one ot the Queen's physicians. Colonel O'Brien Delays AsVmg a Court of Enquiry. THE NEIGHBnP.R INDIGNANT. Loose Qiinrnntlne or Diphtheria Cnxc in Mntli street. rerrens living In the vicinity of Ninth and I Streets northwest arc Indignant over what they consider a liagrant vlola'ioa ot the District health laws. Their indigna tion is due to the fact that a lax quaran tine has been maintained at the house of Geoige W. Lucas, at 806 Ninth Street, dur ing the past week while one of the children cf tho family was sick with diphtheria. The little died of the malady late Thurs day night. The house was dark last night, but though closed members of the family were not kept within doors and went out into the street to do marketing and other errands. Mr. Lucas, the head of the family, con ducts a plaiting and pinking establishment en the flrst floor of the building in which he resides. There is a door on the right side of the main show window of the es tablishment. It leads to the residence, but is said to be used -very seldom During the past Ihc days a blue diphtheria card, cne of the kind used by the Health Office agents, has been tacked on this door in such a manner that It is not very no ticeable. There Is a second door on the left side of the bay window, leading Into the store. There Is no diphtheria card on this door, although It Is used almost ex clusively by the family and by the pub lic. Neighbors think that the entire dwell ing and store should have been quaran tined, maintaining that adults and chil dren who have had occasion to enter the store might have caught the disease from some of tho Lucas children. They also object to the way In which the Health De partment has allowed the children of the family to go out of the house and play with other children In the neighborhood. The number of children living near the Lucas Etc.-e Is about fifty and many of these are not aware of the fact that diph theria existed in the house. There are seven children In the Lucas family. As far as can be ascertained all the children, with the exception of the one that died, are well, but as a matter of precaution, it Is maintained that a strict quarantine should have been kept up until the passing of the danger period. PELL OFF THE TRAIN. Deiith of a roiir-Yenr-OId Iloj Left In the Cnre of a Porlcr. Arthur Bow en, the four-year-old son of John P. Bow en, of Memphis, Tenn , died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at Baltimore jeoterday morning as the result of in juries sustained from falling from a Pennsylvania Railroad train from New York a short distance beyond Balti more late Thursday night. The little fellow was accompanying his mother and two brothers to this city. All had been in the dining car and when returning to the sleeper Arthur and his brother were en trusted to the care of the porter while Mrs. Bow en held an Infant In her arms. Ou reaching the platform of the car Arthur let go .the hand of the porter and fell from the train. The porter at once acquainted Mrs. Bow en with what bad occurred and sig naled the conductor to stop the train. search was made for the missing boy, but as he could not be found the train contin ued on Its Journey with the frantic mother and her two little ones. The railroad peo ple at-Perryman's, where the accident hap pened, were Instructed to make further search for the boy, and Richard Simpson, a track walker, finally found him. The little fellow was seen to be seriously Injured and Dr. Stler, of Ferryman's, who was called In attendance, advised that he be re moved to. a hospital. An engine was de tailed to convey the boy to Baltimore, where he was placed in Johns Hopkins. He was unconscious and when examined was found to have sustained a severe fracture of the skull, numerous bruises and cuts, and internal Injuries. The boy died with out regaining consciousness. Mrs. Bow en was with her child at the time of his death, having arrived at the hospital a short time after he was admitted. She telegraphed her husband at Memphis tell ing him of the fatal affair. He was for merly a resident of Newark, N. J., and his wife at one time lived In Baltimore. FOEFEITED HIS BAIL. Lev ere, the Shoplifter, (lulls the CItj In u Jiurr. George Lev ere, who was arrested about two weeks ago by Policeman Edwards, of the First precinct, accused of shoplifting, forfeited JC0O bond In the Police Court yes terday morning. The man was arraigned in court at the time of his arrest, and as he could not give an explanation of his conduct which was satisfactory to Judge Scott, he was held in bond for the action of the grand Jury. Levere, it will be remembered, had in his possession at the time of his arrest a cleverly arranged trick box of unusual size. In which the police tounu a oanuome silk skirt stolen from the Palais Roya', and a belt stolen from a Pennsjlvanla Avenue furnisher. The property was later Identi fied and Is now In the hands of the prop erty clerk of the Police Department. The bond was furnished by a professional bondsman, who 13 supposed to have been reimbursed with cash by Levere. Levere appears to have been in a hurry to leave the city, as he neglected to call at the detective bureau to claim a diamond pin valued at $100, which was taken from him at the time he was arrested. It is said that Levere was known in Ohio as Joseph Dumas, and that he served a term In the penitentiary for shoplifting. In spector Boardroan Is in receipt of a letter from Columbus, Ohio, containing a picture of the man, a duplicate of which adorns the Togue's gallery In that city. SEQUEL TO AN ELOPEMENT. JIIkk Mildred lilreer PlIeH n Suit for DIv circe. St. Louis. Mo., July 14. Mildred Yae ger, daughter of former Congressman Frederick G. Nlcdrlnghaus, one of the wealthiest men In the city, filed a suit for divorce yesterday against Edward M. Yaegcr, charging -desertion and ijon-sup-port. They were marled In 1SS9 in St. Paul, Minn. It was an elopement and the result of a romance which had Us In ception in Colorado where Miss Mildred was spending the summer. One day a gentleman riding by the hotel at, which she was stopping was thrown from hli horse. He was picked up unconscious and conveyed into the hotel where It was found that his leg had been broken. The sjmpathles of the lady guests were aroused by the misfortune to the hand some man, who proved to be Edward M. Yaeger. Miss Nledrlnghaus was especial ly Interested In the patient and her minis trations were ever welcome to the pain racked man. Cupid smiled and aided the joung couple In their love-making Yae ger persisted so ardently that he soon won her consent, but he was poor and Mr. NIedringhaus did not favor the match. An elopement followed. The divorce suit filed today is the un pleasant sequal to what was a romance of mountain and plain. THE- CAUGHNAWAGA INDIANS. The? VlnUe mi llxtriiiirdlnnr Clnim for I.nndM In Vermont. Montreal, July 14 The Caughnawaga Indians of the reservation near this city Kivo presented a claim through the chief. Knocks Wall, for tho territory sltuatel In Vermont between tho Onion and Otter rivers, down the Lake Champlaln district and Including the city of nurlington and other towns in the Green Mountain State. The claim Is based on a document made In 1S02, when the chiefs representing the Abenakis tribe In council ceded to the Caughnawagas all their rights In the Ver mont possessions. Canadian counsel has been retained to make a thorough Investi gation of the records In the United States. The Canadian Indians have already made formal application for possession or a rea sonable compensation for the lands ceded to them. fi WUl mSB The Relief Committee Organizes and Assigns Tasks. Tilt- Inlor-Ocenn Hiilldlnir, In Mnth street, 111 He IH-iuIiinnrtLTH and There Contrlhiitlon Mn lie Sent Solicitors Appointed In enrl All Government llnrennH The Appeal. The relief committee appointed at the mass meeting held In Masonic Temple Thursday night In the interests of the flood sufferers of Texas held a meeting jts tcrday afternoon at the Board of Trade. About tvvcnlj of the members were present and a number of others not included in the list. Commissioner Wight, Chairman of the committee, called the meeting to order. Capt. W. S. Scott was elected sec retary and John Joy Edson treasurer. The first step toward the organization of tho work which is to be carried on in this city for the benefit of destitute Tex ans was then taken. A form of a letter was adopted requesting the permission of the Cabinet officers and heads of bureaus to allow subscriptions to be solicited in their departments. It was stated that the Inter-Ocean build ing, in Ninth Street, between E and F Streets, northwest, which is now vacant, had been placed at the disposal of the committee by C. C. Duncanson to be used as headquarters. A committee composed of William Terrell and John Joy Edson was appointed to make arrangements to have the blanks printed to facilitate the collecting of money and to have the forms for subscriptions uniform. A request was extended to the local newspapers to open a subscription list in their columns and the following resolution was adopted by the subcommittee appoint ed for the purpose: To the Citizens ol the District of Columbia: The undersigned officers appointed by the Tcsaj relief coirimttce desire to appeal to the bjsmess men and citizens gincralh. of the Ditriet ot Columbia for such cah subscriptions as in their ctntrcitv tliey maj sec lit to donate. The ntusruptTs are authorized to receive funds, or do-' nations maj be lelt with the Treasurer, John Jov Ldvjn, at the Washington Loan and Tru-t Com pany. Clothlrc and monej will be'rtceivcd at headquarters ol the committee in the Inter C)ean building;. Solicitors have been appointed with autlority to receive subscriptions. Tho names of C. M. Heller was placed on tho general committee. Mr. Edson vol unteered to make the necessary arrang ments for the use of the Inter-Ocean building. A committee composed of H W. Szegedy, Mr. Deitrich, and C. M. Hel ler was appointed to see the Commandant of the navy yard and make arrangements for the soliciting of subscriptions among tho employes there. The permission has already been granted by Claude M. John 60 5' ,PIrcctor of tho Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and work In that department was said to be progressing rapidly. Cap tain Of the WatCh S. R. Radford nno in. pointed to make all necessary arrangements iui uib worn in tne uureau. For the State, War, and Navy Departments W. S. Scott was appointed to see tho secretaries and mane arrangements with regard to the so liciting of subscriptions. Other appoint ments for the same purpose were: William Low, In the Treasury Department; Wil liam Terrell, in the Sixth Auditor's of fice; M. M. Haywood, In the Second Audi tor's office; Dr. Henry Hajrcs, in the In terior Department; Charles F. Tanchlll, in the Pension Office; Mr. Deitrich. in the Printing Office; Seth Tulan, for the PqsU office Department, and Capt. James E Bell, for the city postoffice. In the Department of Agriculture Mr Cooney and John Hyde were selected, and to work among the members of the Interstate Commerce Com mission, Mr. Taliferro and Pearson II. Marsh were named. The Smithsonian In stitution, the Fish Commission, and the Museum will be looked after by W. V., Cox. The Congressional Library was placed in charge of C. J. Nels and Miss Bessie Dny tr. Augustus Kleberg was appointed to tal e charge of the Census Office, and Prof. Robert V. Hill will make arrangements In tho Coast Survey Offices. The District Building will be looked after by Com missioner John B. Wight. The meeting ad journed subject to the call of the chairman. The ladles auxiliary committee will hold a meeting this afternoon at 4 o'clock in room 8, 1517 H Street. An invitation is ex tended to all women Interested in the work of aiding the suffering people of Texas. The committee expressed a desire that an appeal be made to the people tomorrow by tne ministers irom the pulpits of the churches In the city. Commissioner Wight last night sent a telegram to Governor Savers of Texas stat ing that the work of relief had been Inau gurated In Washinr"" and asking where the money and clothing collected should be sent. The following reply was received from Governor Sayers: Send ire contributions in menej ard I will see that -it is property and judiciously di-tritnited. Very man) thanks for generous interest in our people. HONORS TO BLUEJACKETS. HoHpltnliUe In Portland to the Vorth Atlnntle Squadron Men. Portland, Me , July 14 Portland show ered its hospitality today upon the men of the North Atlantic squadron, rifteen hundred marines and bluejackets were landed this morning and participated In a short parade, headed by five local compa nies of the Maine National Guard, the Maine Signal Corps, the Portland Naval Reserves, and the Portland High School Cadets. Brigadier Gen. Charles P. Mat tocks, a Portlpnd veteran of two wars, was chief marshal. The parade was headed by carriages containing the officers of the fleet. Governor Powers and staff. Major Robinson and the collector of the port. A pretty feature ot the occasion was the floral bombardment of the naval division, which was participated In by fifty joung ladles, dressed in white. The formal re view by the governor and officers took place In front of the city hall. This after noon the governor and staff went aboard the Indiana and partook of luncheon with Captain Taylor. WHOLE FAMILY ON ONE WHEEL. Ihe Wnrrrn Pedtillnir I'rom Miilu- delphlll to VoukerN. New York, July 14. An entlro family is touring from Philadelphia to Yonkers on a queer-looking blcjclc, half tandem and half carryall. They arrived at New Bruns wick, N. J., last night. The party com prises r. C. Warren, of No 418 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, and his wife and four children Minnie, seven; Trances, six; Frank, three, and baby Elizabeth, eighteen months old. An ordinary tandem is the foundation. On the left side Is a frame supporting a box three feet long, two feet wide, and two feet deep. A third wheel keeps tho rig balanced. In the box sit the four young sters, while the parents pedal the tandem. An awning shields the children from tho sun. "We camp out when it Is pleasant," said Mr. Warren, "and we are enjqylng ourselves tip-top We ride only early In the morning and late in the nftcrnoon. Wc expect to reach Yonkers on Saturday." Killed for Slonlnc u Dosr. Lancaster, Pa., July II. Edwin J. Bro gan. of Tulton township, a carpenter, for ts -three years old, with his wife and thres children, came to this city yesterday and surrendered himself to the district attor ney, the charge against him being mur der. On Tuesday R. Marlon Wiley, aged twenty years, and John Wills, neighbors of Brogan, passed the. Litter's place and threw stones at his dog. Brogan shot Wiley In the left lung and he died. THE LOCKJAW PlDEHIC. lurk Mnee .Tiny 4. en 10m, juiy n. iunougn but one more was added to the jfetof victims of lockjaw in this city jfelerday, reports from outside points Indickl etlfthat the epi demic Is showing no slgrtIJ abatement. This fact Increased the great Interest aroused by the new method of tetanus treatment discovered by Dr. Frank Hart ley, of No. 52 West Fiftieth Street. This method, by which the antitoxin serum is Injected Into the brain of the sufferer, is bang used wherever possible In the New York hospitals, and its results are being folded with wide attention. Joseph Lavinsky, the fifteen- ear-old boy who shot himself in the left hand on July 4 with a blank" cartridge, died In Bellevue Hospital at an early hour yes terday morning. He had been treated by the new method discovered by Dr. Hartley, but no Importance Is attached by -nodical men to the fact thatjdhe new treatment tailed of success In this case-. Under the direction of Prof. L W. Hotchki3s, one of the visiting physicians at Bellevue Hos pital, antitoxin" serum" w'as "injected Into Lavlnsky's brain, but he was taken to the hospital too late for hoy treatment to be successful. Dr. llartlej and Professor; Hotchklss de voted themselves during'the dayto other cases of lockjaw in the Hospitals. The new method was applied to William Ralnberg, twelve years old. who Is a patient in Roosevelt Hospital. He shot himself In the right hand with a toy plstoLon July 4. Although he was not taken to the hospital until Wednesday, Ralnberg went through the operation In good condition, and be ha3 been resting quietly since. It was said at the hospital last night that the patient was doing very well. Dr. Hartley, when asked about his new method yesterday afternoon, said that he had been working on it for two years, and that while it was not an unfailing metbol, it promised success in a much greater pro portion of cases than any other method thus far used. He said that the point long striven for was to be able to inject the an titoxin serum into the base of the brain. This now could be done with mathemati cal calculation, and Dr. Hartley said there was no reason why the new method should fail to cure If resorted to in time. The caso of a girl from" Panama, who was treated successfully at tho New York Hospital about a- month ago. Dr. Hartley said, was an Illustration of the results that could reasonably be expected when the new method Is applied In time. In several instances where patients had died after this method had been used, Dr. Hartley said, the fault did not lie in the method, but in the lateness of Its application. He said that nothing could have saved the Lavinsky boy, and that the same thing was true cf others who had fallen victims to the deadly tetanus recently. Dr. Hartley's method was also given a test In the Harlem Hospital yesterday. Charles Roth, thirteen years old, who shot himself in the palm of the left band on July 4 with a blank cartridge-, has been In a precarious condition for several days, but It was decided to use the new method In a final effort to savflili-llfe. It was said at the hospital last night that young Roth was very low and .that lie wa3 not expected to live. . . - There have been six deaths from lock jaw In this city since Jujylil With one ex ception all have been cases of boys who were injured while celebrating the Fourth. There have been morcHhan a score of deaths from lockjaw within a week in the Immediate vlclnitj of New York. THE WHITNEY STABLE FIRE. Detectlvcx Searching fjjr Clew to Locate the InecildlarleM. New York, July 14. Detectives are to day hunting for clevv'that may lead to the firebug3 whedcstroyedjiho stab'e3 of William C. Whitney ta.WCjStbury, L. 1., last night. AddedTntere-tls given to their search by the belief that the same percon may have buroetfTdlellour, the home of joung William II. Vanderbllt, at dakda'.c. and tho home of Clarence H. Mackay, in Wheatley, in Nov ember last. The sup position has been that Idle Hour was burn ed by burglars, while the Ma;kay fire wjs attributed to a defective flue. The blaze in Mr. Whitney's stabloj had secured a good start before It was dl:cov ered. Every workman on the place was roused, and mounted men rode to tho near by farms, asking all to lend a hand, and the fire companies at IIemp3tead, MInoIa, ltosljn, and Westbury were summoned by telephone. At the clubhouse of the Mea dow Brook Hunt Club the fire 'was ob served as soon as it started, and the mem bers of the club who are summering there hastened to tho assistance of the servants. Among the number were E. D. Morgan, Stanley Mortimer, Thomas Hitchcock, jr., and Clarence Mackay. The men formed themselves Into a fire, brigade and fought the flames gallantly. -.. The men flrst turned their attention to saving Mr. Whitney's valuable horses. Most of his racing string were very toitunatciy away, but several carriage and saddle horse, many of them of great value, were In the stables. It was difficult work get ting at the animals. They were crazy from fright, but the grooms and stablemen worked hard, and only four of thp animals perished. The spread of the fire in the stiff breeze menaced Mr. Whitney's splen did home for a time, and men were called from nil other work and put to the labor cf saving the house. Tho residence was not damaged. The loss will probably reach $20,0C0. FOOLED TWO GOVERNORS. RdvvnrdH "VInde TooIh of Them In Veel.liiB llevciipre. Atlanta. Ga., July 11- J. A. Edwards, of Bessemer, Ala, was yesterday afternoon held for the grand jury on a charge of larceny, under peculiar circumstances Ed wards, It appears, married In Annlston, Ala , some time ago, but his wife subse quently was divorced from him and mar ried Mr. Challan. Trom a desire for vengeance he has sev eral times sworn out warrants for fictitious crimes on her part and then fled the juris diction of the court before he could bo called upon to substantiate his complaints. His latest achievement was to secure a renulsltion upon a warrant from the gov ernor of Alabama on the gbvernor of Geor gia for his former wife for alleged larceny at Bessemer, and she was brought to At lanta under arrest. ,, Judge Orr, In bindng Edwards over, stated that the system ot persecution which the prisoner wiasj carrying on against the woman was flendlsh In Its character. Edwards cursed and raved when he found that the woman was free while he himself had to answer to a criminal charge. i "Am I to be held while that woman 's allowed to go free".' Damn her, she ojght to be sent to Jail, too" sbrleted the pris oner. "Remove him from the court, Mr. Bail iff," said the Judge. "Ilis very presence pollutes the court. The manner In which he obtained this warrant lis a travesty on justice. He Imposed on me, on the solici tor, on Governor Candler and on the gov ernor of Alabama in order to gratify a fiendish spirit of revenge on this little woman." Tho warrant against Mrs. Chalian was dismissed in quick order. Her statement, a letter from the sheriff of Jefferson coun ty, Ala , which stated that the same perse cution had been going on in that State, and newspaper clippings showing the same facts was nil the evidence submit ted. Ccrvsern'k Cnhlii I!o IlnlixtH. New York, July 14 Pedro Orlzar, four teen years old, whg was a cabin boy and bugler on the Vlzcaya, Admiral Cervera's flagship. Is disgusted with Spain and wishes to enter tho service of Uncle Sam. He applied at the navy yard yesterday to enlist in the United States Navy, and was accented. He will be sent to the training I school at Newport. ID ASSAULT ON i CHIl'B An EigliljcYear-Old Negro Accused of thcvl'rime. "Willlnm DoiIkoii Arrested nnd Confin ed In the Alexnudrin Connt, Vn., JntI Confession Mndc and "Wlth tlrumi V ineelnl Rrnml Jury Sum moned borne Talk of n Ljiichlnfc. William Dodson, colored, eighty years old, was committed to the Alexandria county Jail Thursday by Justice of tho Peace Charles A. Trought, accused of criminal assault on Viola Elliott, the elght-y car-old daughter of John E. Elliott, a white citizen" of Alexandria county, re siding In Washington district, near Ches terton n Postoffice, about half 'a mile from the Virginia end of the Chain Bridge. Dodson was arrested Thursday morning by Constable William Marcey on a warrant sworn out by the father of the child, and was held In $3,000 ball, though the crime Is a capital offence. He made a confession, which he afterward retracted. . The jail authorities were notified yes terday morning that, a special grand jury would be impaneled to try the case on July 24. Charles C. Carlln, of Alexandria, has been appointed special prosecuting at torney In the absence oftbe regular official, Richard Johnson, The alleged, crime Is said to have been commltted..on July J,L but the authorities were not notified until Thursday, when Mr. Elliott preferred the charge against the negro. There is considerable excite ment In Alexandria county over the affair. Warden A. W. Nourse has taken unusual precautions against a surprise and an at tempt to lvnch the prisoner. The Jail was strongly barricaded last night, and prep arations were made to defend the prison er should the citizens decide to take the law into their own hands. Last night ev erything was quiet in the vicinity of the jail and no demonstration was expected. At midnight Thursday a party of horse men rede up to the jail and made an examination- cf the premises, but made no attempt to force an entrance. Warden Nourso watched them unobserved and was fully able, to resist any attack which might have been made. Tho men on guard at the Jail are well armed and no fear Is felt that an attempt to lynch the prisoner will be successful. The Jail Is a considerable distance from tig nearest house, in tho midst of'a tfifck woods. When questioned by a Times reporter last night Dodson denied the crime he Is al leged to-have-committed, and said that tho confession he made when first arrested was brought about by fear and excitement. The negro was a badly frightened man and was convinced that a party had come to lynch him when the newspaper reporter was admitted to his cell. Both Dodson and John E. Elliott are well known in that section of Virginia, where they have resid ed for more than thirty years. Dodson has had a good reputation, and has never been arrested before. STANDS BY EOLYGAHY. Brilliant Yomigr, Jr., biijs tlic Prac tice AVI11 Continue. Chicago, July 14 "The members of the Mormon" Church who have contracted po lygamous marriages do not shrink from the Issue Involved in the case recently begun against Angus M. Cannon. The present Is probibl as good a time as any for de termining whether we are to live undis turbed the lives which the most solemn obligations have imposed upon us or whether we are to suffer the paln3 and persecutions of those who have the courage of their faith." These were the words of Apostle Brig- ham Young, of Salt Lake City, the eldest son of the former head of the Mormon Church, at the Grand Pacific Hotel here yesterday. "I, for Instance, covenanted to be a faithful husband to my wives and true father to my children. TVould I not be false to every obligation of honor and true morality to noK.cast them off? "No polygamous marriages have been contracted since tho Edmunds law went Into effect. -The people have obeyed the law Implicitly. I know this to be a facL That mdny since that time have lived polygamous lives undoubtedly Is true, but without exception tbey were the results of marriages that were contracted prior to the passage of that law. Quite a num ber of people have put away all but cne wife, but many others felt their obliga tions required them to continue the tela tlons which they had taken on them selves." -"Will polygamy continue to exist?" "Not unless our people continue to be pursued with bitter persecution." MRS. TALMAGE'S FORTUNE. Her BnlnenM Interest Sold to the IVevv Hooii Trust. Pittsburg, Pa, July 14. Rev. T. De Witt Talmage finds himself the husband of a woman with a check for $1SO,000. The check represents Mrs. Talmage's Interest In the Lindsay & McCutcheon Mill, which has sold out to the hoop trust. Several weeks ago Thomas C. McCutch eon and James M McCutcheon, managers of tho plant, were approached by agents of the hoop mill combination, who offered $CJ0,000 for the concern. This was accept ed and the plant turned over to the trust. Mrs Talmage is a daughter and heir of the McCutcheon who founded the old firm. HEALTHY L5TR0NQ. A Purely Vegetable and Per fectly Harmless, Non-Alcoholic and Non-Narcotic Preparation. FABITE PlESCIIIPTIOi MAKES BOTH MOTHER AND BABY TODAY ery purchaser of .1 pound cents per pound; or with for a dollar, a 2-quart B Try Our Mocha and Java Coffee, 33c per 16. Our Famous Elgin Cutter, 22 cents per pound 2eat Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co,, Cor. 7(h and E Streets, amn M"?- DEVASTATION IN NEW JERSEY. CroiiH In Vlnny Section Itnlncd h the I'urloiiH Ilnln Storm. Somervllle, N. J., July 14. The heav iest thunderstorm of- the season struck this section Wednesday night. The storm was accompanied by hall, which did great damage to crop3 id the lower parr of I Somerset county. Captain VanDoren of the Trenton boat line plying between Trenton and New York on the Deleware and Rarltan Canal reports that the sec tion between Princeton and Millstone, which he passed through early this morn ing, is practically devastated by the storm. He says that fruit trees, are stripped, grain fields are laid low, and nothing is left standing in the corn fie ds but the stalks. There was a terrific downfall of hall In this district, which lasted an hour. Near the county seat there was no hall, but a terrible thunder storm, which last ed several hours. The farm house of James Cain, near here, was struck bj lightning and the Inmates were severe y shocked. The house caught fire, but the flames were extinguished after a hard battle by Cain and his neighbors". Fort Jcrvl3, N. Y., July 14. During the terrific thunder storm which passed ove. this section Wednesday afternoon lightning did much damage In Sussex county, N. J. The large barns, cow stables, and ma chine house of the Sussex county alms house, near Branchvllle, were struck an! burned, and five thousand sheaves of rye and sixty tons of hay were consumed. Si persons were milking In the cow stables, two of whom were felled, but -vere not seriously injured. Tho horses and cattle were rescued. The Christian Church at Baleville was struck by lightning and the whole front of the church torn out. At Smartswood station Harry Val.'a barn was consumed, and at Sparta buildings are re ported burned by lightning. IN MEMORY OF HENRY GEORGE. The Amil-versnry of Ills nirth as u Dny of Itejolcln. New York, July 11. The Manhattan Sin gle Tax Club, through Director George P. Hampton, has mailed to all parts cf the civilized globe a circular suggesting that hereafter Henry George's birthday be set apart every year for special rejoicing among single taxers. As George's birthdaySeptember- 2-falls this year on a Saturday, the circular suggests that tha celebrations take place on the next day Sunday and that the celebration this year should pave the way for a still grander celebration on his actual birthday, Sunday, September 2. 1900, the first year of the new century, which is destined to witness the full triumph of the cause to which Henry Ceorge devoted his life and In the service of which he died. The plan is to have a series of local meetings all over the-world A meeting Is to be held in a few days In Tom L. Johnson's cfllce.ia.thts-cjty to ar range with him, Henry George, jr., and others a plan by which telegraphic mes sages may be exchanged by the meetings on the day of the celebration. The state ment In the circular that 1900 will be the first year of the new century Instead ot the last year of the present century In the mean time Is amusing some of those who received the circular. AN ENGINE'S WILD FLIGHT. CieitlnK Hide on a Ilunnvvnj Trnc- tton Locomotive. Altoona, Pa., July 14. Walter Williams had an exciting ride on a wild traction lo comotive on Shearer Hill yesterday after ndon. Half way up the steep incline a cog-wheel broke, and the awkward, big machine began to descend the hill back- wadr. At the bottom of the hill is an ordinary wagon bridge spanning the creek, and to miss it meant trouble. Williams was afraid to take his hands off the steer ing apparatus long enough to scramble out of the engineer's box and jump, so he concluded to trust to his luck. The big machine was completely bejond control. Its great weight adding to Its momentum every second. Straining every nerve to the ordeal, Wil liams ran the locomotive safely over the narrow bridge. Beyond was another till, narrow nriuge. uejuim u i. . ;. anu tne traction locomouvc u mv,,a.u up this incline before the force of gravity caused it to stop lor a seconu. i neu it dawned on Williams that he had to -ross tho bridge again. In an Instant the ma chine was again on the downward course. There was a crash when the locomotive struck the iron railing on one side of the bridge, but, as luck had it, the rail tests did not break under the Immense weight and the locomotive hung half suspended in midair, while Its driver, limp from freight, scrambled to the bridge floor. A FATAL LIGHTNING STROKE. A Hoy Killed nnd Sevcinl l'ermins Injured In PeniiKj lvnnln. Stroudsburg, Pa.. July 14. This county was visited Wednesday even ing by a most uisastrous elec trical storm. which was accom-. panied by hall the size of marbles. Great damage was done to growing crop3. Light ning struck in several places, killing a boy and injuring several others At tho time tho storm broke Benjamin Place, Jr., hl3 son Paul, fourteen years old. and Clayton Place were in a field. As they neared a big walnut tree there was a terrific clap of thunder, followed by a blinding flaJi of lightning. Paul Place, who was just be hind the wagon, was instantly killed, to gether with the two horses and a dog. Benjamin Place was struck and knockeJ off the wagon nnd the other boy was also rendered unconscious. Col. O. C. smith Xlles sudden! . The War Department received today the telegraphic announcement ol the death of Col. G C. Smith, depot quartermaster nt St. Louis, Mo Colonel Smith died sud cenl last night. Former ('. A. It. Chnpliilii Ilj Inp. Chattanooga, July 14 rormer Chief Chaplain T. C. Warner, of the G. A. R.. lies at the point of death at Knoxvllle and Is not expected to survive the day Dr. Warner was also chaplain for the Depart ment of Ohio. Tornado AVreel.M In Ohio. Springfield, Ohio, July 14. A tornado a quarter of a mile wide swept through the territory southwest of here last night Buildings were unroofed and crops laid flat. The property Io3 i3 very heavy. 1 At our maiu store and branches we will give to ev of Thea Xectarj which costs CO a purchase of three pounds of tea utter CrocL A RAID ON MOONSHINERS. Capture of Illicit WhInk.j- In So in cr uet Coantr, In. Altoona, July 14. A raid of revenue rrrn, headed by Deputy Collector Dickson, was made Into the moonshine section ot Som erset county yesterday. The posse con- sistcd of six men, all of whom were heav ily armed. Near the summit o the Blue Ridge the stills were discovered. Fire was still burning In the boilers and every thing Indicated a hasty flight on the part of the moonshiners. The revenus men. took possession of the stills, one of which, had a capacity of eighty gallons and the other forty. They concealed themselves In the "bushes and late last night awaited the return of tho moonshiners. Toward dawn one of them was seen climbing tha mountain, with his Winchester ready for business. Before he reached the stlllshe detected the presence of the officers, and with a shot of defiance ran down Into the forest. A dozen or more shots were fired after him, one of which struck home, for blood was found on the leaves after he had. disappeared. Falling In their effort to capture the outlaws, the officers destroyed the two stills and confiscated ten gallons ot Illicit whisky, which they took to Somerset. A PRIZE EIGHT IN THE WOOES, Snnimererfi nt arrnnnsett il;r Witness n Brutal Hnttle. Providence, R. I., July 14. Several joung men of New York who are sum mering at Narragansett Pier were treated to a bloody prize fight at 4 o'clock this morning, which was arranged for their especial benefit. They left the Pier at midnight on traps and buckboard3 and were puraued by the police for hours be fore the btuecoata -were given the slip. The ring wa3 pitched in the depths of tha wcods eight miles from the Pier. Burnett Rhodes and Burrlll Johnson, colored, fought eight rounds for a purse of 400, whfth the young cottagers and swelbt put up, three-quarters go'ng to the win ner. Rhodes won In the eighth round by a right hand swing which knocked John son out. The fight was a bloody affair. Johnson wa3 outclassed in height, but ho put up a stiff, gingery flgat. TERRIBLE FATE OF A LINEMAN. ShocLed to Dentil nt the Top of n. KIre Alnrni Pole. Sew York. July 14. George Payne, s. special lineman of the Brooklyn fire de partment on a special tour of Inspection, looking for breaks or damage done by tha storm on Wednesday night, arrived on tha Lone Island City side of Newton Creek bridge today just at the noon hour when the traffic ot the day Is at the highest. lie went up the pole and no one in the vicinity paid any attention to him until a fright ened cry went up from some one crosslns the bridge. Then a series of screams and cries followed and everybody turned In tho direction of the pole on which Payne had been working. They saw his writhing body lying half way across the wires. Ills right foot was caught In one of the climbing spikes and this with the support the wires gave prevented his falling. Payne showed some signs of life and a call was sent to St. John's Hospital for an ambulance. Be fore It arrived Payne was dead. There was a deep furrow burned in each of hU hands, but otherwise there were no mark3 on the body. CONTESTING A HERMIT'S WILL. Clniins Entered h- Children of the Deceaxed Hcciiisc. Plalnfield. N. J., July 14. The will o Benjamin Bush, known familiarly a3 "Giant Ben of the Sourland Mountains;" owing to his Immense statue and hermit ways, who met a tragic death by being cremated in the old house In which he lived in the woods, several months ago :s to be contested. "G'ant Ben" spent all his life ia the Somerset Highlands and succeeded in gath ering together property worth about $1,030. This he willed entire to Josephine B. Cru ser, wife ot Cornelius B Cruser, ot Mont comerv township, who did many little fa vors for the queer old man during his lat- ter davs when he lived nermitliKe ex- ,. " Hl3 four chUdren. Martin, of hi p Qf Prlnceton. Garrct D.r o caco: Peter, ot rrinceton: uarrci u.. Skillman. and Mrs. Mary LatourettP, cf North Plalnfield, were not mentioned In the will, and they have resolved to con'est its provisions. Hon. Alvah II. Clark, cf Somervllle, represents the appellants, and County Trosecutor Nelson R Djngan will appear for the appellee. Surrogate Spencer will give a hearing In the contest ca July 2S. VAIN HUNT FOR LOST CHILD. Lizzie Cassldj btlll Mlimlnc nnd the Police at rmilt. New York, July 14 The Brooklyn police yesterday learned the Identity of the man seen In Jamaica, L. I , with a bareheaded Infant, supposed to be missing Lizzie Cas rldy. He Is a well-known business nan ot that place, and the bareheaded baby was his own. The parents of the missing child yester day received an anonjmous letter, saying that a child answering Lizzie's description was put off a car at Humboldt and Grand Streets last Thursday, and that a nan started with her toward the Bushwlck po lice station, sajlng he would Ieive her there. The Incident, according to the let ter, occurred the day before Lizzie disap peared, but the detectives thought tho writer might have made a mistake la tha day. i Tatnl I'lKht Itetween Itaiirhinen. Helena, Mont , July II. Word was re ceived today from Livingston. Park coun ty, telling of a quarrel between W D. Smith and Robert Stevens, neighboring ranchmen. They met upon the range and a discussion ot an old trouble ensued They becamo cnragd and Smith tried to kill Stevens. The latter was too quick with hii gun. however, and he Instantly killed tho aggressor Stevens rode sixty miles to Livingston and gave himself up. Owing to the prominence ot both men the affair created a sensation. A ltnllrontl station ltnrned. Pocomoko City. Md.. July 14. Cherlton Station, on the New York, Philadelphia, and Norfolk Railroad, was burned to the ground earlv yesterday morning, together with office fixtures, etc It was supposed to have caught from u spark from a pass ing train.