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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
VOL. 1. IfO. 2G.
WASmXGTOT, D. C, THUESDAY MOEIOG, APRIL 12, 1804.
BEATING UPON THE SHORE
Angry Sea Lashed up Uy the Worst
Storm of the Season.
SNOW, RAIN, AND HAIL INLAND
Prom the Northeast Come Talcs of Disaster
In tho Shape of Floundered Schooners,
Torn Telegraph and Trolley Wires, and
Violent Inroads of the Ocean.
Tho weather in Washington for tho past
forty-eight hours has been Just about as mean
as it could be. The wind has been blowing
at a frightful Telocity and it has been as cold
and as biting as though it was December, in
stead of that usually ethereal Spring month,
Snow mado several attempts to fall yester
day, but somehow or other it couldn't. Then
sleet mado a desperate effort to show what it
could do, and there was another failure.
Along in tho afternoon it began raining.
The old men who can remember away back
yonder before (ha stars fell, say that no such
weather as has been seen hero for tho past
threo days lias been equaled by any April
month since the year 1851.
STORM I.N THE yUAIiLR CITY.
Horses hilled By Vt Ires nnd Great Damage
to shipping on the Hay.
Philadelphia, Fa., April 11. Tho violent
rain and storm, accompanied by high winds,
which prevailed in this city yesterday and to
day has about subsided. One-half an inch of
water, equivalent to six inches of snow.
and considerable slushy snow fell. Tho
damage dono in this city was of n trifling
char.icter, buns confined to demolished , passame t-reat uamngonas ijeeuauuoioirui
fences, tolp.rr.inh nnl, s and nwnlnes. nNo trow throughout tho country, and the crops viill
prostrating telephone wins.
Two omnibus horses w ere instantly killod
by being struck by a telephone w ire, which
had fallen across a heavily chargod electric
light wire during tho storm.
Reports from Delaware bay and nver show
consul, nblo damago and loss to shipping
and property. At Cedar Beach, on the loner
bay, tho hater rose like a tid il wae, and tho
sturgeon fishermen suffered severely. Sit
boats were sunk at their moorings and ninj
more carried a milo inland .ind deposited in
wheat llelds and orchards. Twenty -flvo nets,
valued at t5,000 wtre washed nway, and
twenty-eight small houses of fishermen
wrecked or earned out to sex The tide is
said to bao been the highest since 1&78.
The schooner J. Percy Iiartram, from Tort
do Paix. was landed high and dry on the
flats near Chsier, but most of her caw ha3
been romov eil. At tho time the wind w as blow
ing from Ave to llfty-Ilve miles an hour. The
schooner Henry D. May w as blown ashore at
Lancsville, but lodged bctwetn rocks and
floated oil nt high water, slightly damaged.
At Capo Henlopen tho masts of a wrecked
schooner was seen yesterday. It isbelleed
that she sunk very recently," but no trace of
boats or crew can bo found. There aro rumors
that a number of lighters and barges have
sunk between this port and Brandywine
shoals, but this could not bo verified.
Tun ruitv ol Tiir gale.
The Schooner Albert V Smith Pounded
Into Kindling W ood in Jersey.
Manvsquan. X. J., April 11. The furious
galo and high tides which prevailed last
night and to-day havo lelt their mark all
along the Jersey co ist.
In tho height and fury of tho storm tho
three-masted schooner Albert W. Smith was
driven ashore at a point midway between
Sea Girt and Manasquon. In less than half
an hour after tho vessel struck she was
pounded into kindling wood by tho seas
which broke over lmr. What was left, a por
tion of the bull, was carried up about a quar
ter of a milo south of the living-saving station.
Eight men, it is said, composed the crew of
tho Albert W. Smith, not one of whom has
liecn seen sineo their boat was wrecked, and
it is unlike! that any man of that crew has
burvivod to tell tho tale of his experiences in
tun uwiui gaio oi lasi nigm.
Tho wreck wns dl-covercd at 4.15 this
morning by George . Green, of the Squan
Beach life-sat ing strtion.
All along tho bench was scattered tho
wreckage of tho ill-fated cralt. and her bat
tered hull was rolled and splintered wi'h
every billow that broke over. I ho beach for
n hundred yards was foam-crusted and tho
surf as far as the ejo could seo was a moun
tain ning and falling with a fearful roar.
Among tho wreckage was a quarter-board
nnd on this was painted tho namo of the ves
sel, Albert W. Smith.
Another schooner v recked.
Lono Branch, N. J., April 11. ror twenty
four hours the most severe northeast gale,
with heavy rain nnd snow, in fourteen yeirs
has prevailed along tho coast. Direclly op
posite tLe Highland beach station the three
masted schooner Kato Markeo canio ashoro
this morning at tho outer bar, a distnnee of a
quarter of a mile from tho shore. She has
gono to pioecs, having eight of a crew on
board It vas at first reported that the e-n-tlra
crew were lo't, but later reports show
that two of the men were saved.
Owing to tho v essels being so far awav from
shore the life-saving crews from life-saving
stations No. 1 and 2 wero unable to shoot
tneir lints to it, and as a high sea was raging
it was impossible to render assistance.
At Long Branch tho tower of tho Oceanic
Firo Compauv. which contains a large Hro
bell, was blown down and fell crashing into
Turious Gale nt Statcn Island.
Staten Island, X. y... April 11. Tho storm
hero raged with f ury all day. Tho high winds
and strong surf did considerable damago
along the shores, tho seas submerging por
tions of the hotels and washing away tho
docks. At South Reach tho greater portion
of the new board walk was washed away.
At St. George tho sea broko ocr tho bulk
heads and flooded the tracks of tho Staten
Island railroad. All along tho east shore
docks wero submerged and banks under
mined. Inland tho damago was also great.
Tclophono and telegraph sen ico was com
pletely crippled, houses wero unroofed, and
trees and fences prostrated. Between Tomrt
kinsville nnd Stapleton tho bank supporting
Bnj street was so undermined that travel on
It is dangerous.
UCT1.NT 01 THE STORM,
Reports from Various Sections Indictac
Destruction of Life and Property.
IlrrrALO, X. Y., April 11 Snow has been fall
log without cossvtlon for nearly twenty-four
hours. It is wet and heavy and now about ten
inches deep, loading trees and wires about as
bevvy as they will hold. All communication by
Wire is difficult. Thern Is no IniHe.irimi of a in.
up et. The storm has brought employment to
Hundreds of men at clearing tho streets and rail
Oiaav.X Y., April IL A heavy snowstorm
has been raging in this section sinco 9 o'clock
yesterdvy morning Although much of the
snowfall has melted, nearly two feet lie on a
1. vol, and at nocn it is still falling heavily.
Trains -ind street cars still keep running, but if
lho storm continues a blockado is probable.
,niTnV,..:N' Y" -'W "-Snow began
laiiing at I CO th morning, and is now four In
ches deep, with no signs of cessation.
.oowThw-V'.-1.1 "-Eighteen inches of
,rT i".iSf',a.5tnicll;and u ls 111 snowing
hard Lallroad traffic is considerably delayed;
HUTU it, X J , April 11 -The storm struck this
placo yesto-day afternoon and was one of the
worst of tho year. Snow fell all night and
through the country fifteen inches of snow felT
w.?esarrdowyC'1 0"d tCleEraph ..topta
Oreentoi.t. L. I , April II Tho fiercest storm
experienced hero in years is ragingn!, morS
lag. 1 he wind Is blowing at the fveiocuy of ovS
forty miles an hour nnd it is snowing and rain
ing alternately. Thero Is great damago to ship-
pine. The now oyster schooner Nevada has
been driven ashore. She Is uearlly loaded "with
eeed oysters, and without a doubt will become a
total wreck, aa she Is pounding herself to pieces
on the rocks. Tho lumber sloop John Morgan
parted her cables and In less than ten minutes
was a total wreck. Unless the wind abates soon
preat damage must follow, as many vessels, both
large and small, are seen to be dragging their
anchors. All the bathing bouses belonging to
the l'oconlc hotel are blown down. Man largo
trees are uprooted in differ on t parts of tho vil
lage. Cape Mat, N. J., April 11 Tho storm damaged
tho trolley road to the extent of $,D0U becn
hundred teet of tho Mount ernon curbing was
washed away. To-day's tldo was the hlglust
known In eleven years. 1 he waves washed up in
the yards of tho Columbia avenue cottages bev
eral pleasure yachts have been blown ashoro
along the coa3t in this vicinity.
Atlantic City, N. J , April 11 The storm nt
this place has dono ecnslderablo damage. The
tide is very hirb and tho meadows are Hooded.
Trains over tho Camden and Atlantic railroad
aro tinablo to cross the meadows owing to tho
high tides. At Brlgantlue Beach a large quantity
of lumber was washed away.
Seabrigiit, X. J , April 11 The storm raging
at this place is the worst that has visited tea
bright in eleven years. Ihreo thousand feet of
New Jersey Southern railroad between this place
and Highland Boach has been washed out. 'the
waves were so 6troug that Iron rails woro
twisted out of shape '1 he sand has been washed
over tho tracts for nearly half a mil 1 ravel on
the road has come to a standstill, no trains run
ning further north than this place A cut is re
ported from the ocean to the Shrewsbury river
near the Galilee, which completely shuts off
travel either north or south from fceabnght.
Telegraph and telephones are down, poles have
been blown down by the strong wind. Gen
Larl's hotel, tho Norm and lo. Is In danger of
going to pieces. The sea has cut through to
Oct an avenue at Galilee and bL Telers church
i In danger and Is liablo at tho next high tide to
be under in hied.
ILUam-iort, Ta, April 11 It has been
knowing Lero steadily since 10 o'clx k yesterday
inorniug, and the fall continues without any
thow of interruption. There aro now twenty
seen inches of snen on tho ground, and the de
struction of electric light and telegraph wires Is
tho most disastrous of the season. '1 he electric
light plants have been furit-d to shut down, and
tho tloctrlc and steam railroads are iraitically
frnowed up Tho suow is of the hiay wet
variety and a number of roofs hate fallen under
the weight of it. A sudden thaw will probably
result in a disastrous flood.
roit.ukEMME, N V, April 11 small bliz
zard is raging In this section to-day Threo
Inches of snow has fallen and It is still snowing.
LochFOKT.N Y.Anrll 11 The t-evereit snow
I storm of the season struck this city yesterday
I ,. the streets and fallen shade trees block
tho sidewalks Country roads nro reported 1m-
Waksaw, N' Y., April 11 During the past
twenty-four hours Nnrsawhas seen tho heaviest
snow s.orm of the season. The suow is twenty to
thirty inthes deep on tho levol this morning,
nnd still f nlliug fast. Country roads are blCK Led,
nnd tho railroads havo difficulty in running
trains as the snow Is wet and heavy
Jamestown, N V, April 11 Last night's storm,
while unusually severe for tho season, has dono
co-npnratiicly little damage. N.o trouble his
been experienced with local telegraph nud tele
I hones, Miow fell to a depth of set en inches,
but to-day it is rapidly melting anar Southern
Chiutauqua caught only the edge of the storm.
Lancaster, Ta., April 11. Yesterday s nnd to
day's suow storm is tho worst of tho season,
about eighteen inches of snow having fell ller
tric lipht, trolley. Are alarm, telephouo, and
telecraph wires aro nil down ani in an inex
tricable taupl Tho electric rallwavs to Millers
villo and Colombia are blocked with trees,
broken down by the cisht of tho tnow, and tho
trolley wires aro down at a number of other
Heading. Pa , April 11 Tho snow which set in
here yesterday continued until noon lo-day All
railroad trade is dtlaved. In this Bectionthe.
snow Is twehe to foaneeu inches deep On
Ilroid mountain the snow is twenty-flve Inches
deep; on the Klue mountain twenty Inches and
throufhout the Schuylkill valley fifteen to
ilkl-biiuie. Pa,, April 11 About nine
inches of suow fell here to-day The storm con
tinued until 4pm, nnd railroad and street car
tratllc was slightly delayed.
Lock Haven, l'a .April 11 Tho storm whMi
is now racinc here is the heaviest of the present
season It has lasted thirty hours, and the snow
is two feet deep Lumberman who have been
anticipating tho reoi eniug cf tho rvf ting seaso i
will be delayed for soreral weeks by reason ol
tho melting snow causing a rise in tho river
Vellsdoko, l'a., April 11 driving snow
storm has been nglng in this region for twenty
four hours and the snow is now olghteeu inches
Do .ot I car the Strike.
Pittsburg, Ta., April 11. Tho Pittsburg
coal operators don't seem alarmed over tho
determination of the miners to strike this
Spring. They havo long expected such a de
cision on tho part of tho leaders. They don't
beliee, however, that there is such a strong
organization among the individual miners as
the leaders claim. Mr. Can suid in nn in-
tenicw that tlu operitors became alarmed
prior to the Connellsvillle coke region strike,
but they beliee now that the claims of John
Cairns and his associates as to the number of
men organized and w ho can bo brought out
on a strike are exiggerated.
And ow It's Off.
New York, April 11 Tho engagement be
tween JlisS Odctto Tyler, tho actress, and
Howard Gould, tho son of tho famous finan
cier, is reported to bo broken ofT. It is sUp
pesed that Miss Tyler, for reasons of personal
import, has changed her mind and recon
sidered her d termination to wed thevoung
millionaire. II is also said that she will lcae
this country for Europe next Wedncsda on
tho steamer New York. Miss Tj ler's friends
sai that tho probablo rcison for Miss Tj ler
ureaking on mo engagement was that some
Ierson had been in bannuah recently inquir
ing into tho historj of Miss Tvlers ante
Heath Has nothcr Chance.
Fresno, Cal., April 11. Tho sensitional
second trial of Ihchard S. Heath for tho mur
der of L. B. McWhirter, lawyer and politi
cian, came to an end to-day. the jury licing
discharged after tneir failure to agree. The
jury stood ten for conwetton and two for ac
quittal, and was out eight -one hours. Iho
trial has been eensatioml in tho cetrem
Superior Judge M. K. Harris nnd Heel B.
Terry, cx-prosecuting attorney, both politic il
enemies ol McYUiirter, hnwng been dravtn m
and Recused by witnesses of complicity In tho
Arrangcmcnts for Christian I ndcavor.
Cleveland, Ohio, April 11. A mammoth
three-polo tent has been secured from Barnum
i Bailey in which to hold tho big convention
of tho Chnstain Endeator Society, which will
be in sossion hero from July 1 to 1(1. A per
sonal house to house cam ass will bo made to
securo sleeping quarters for tho 40,000 oan
people who will bo present. Arrangements
will also bo made to proUde a lunch at the
tent for tho 10,000 pcoplo during tho com en
tion. The 11. and O. I ondon Loan.
New Yoni,, April 11. It is said on high
authority that the Baltimore and Ohio loan
which was said to havo been negotiated tho
other day in London was premature. No
bonds havo yet been sold abroad, but thero is
o-.ery promise that tho company will boablo
to carry out its financial plan as proposed in
duo course of time.
Tour Ilurncd to Death.
roMEEor, Ohio, April 11. A hydraulic
plunger on a converter at tho Middlcport
steel plant broko to-day, precipitating 8,C0O
pounds of whlto hot metal among sixty work
men from a distance of fifteen feet. Ten wero
burned, four fatally.
Commending Senator Hill.
Aidant, N. Y., April 11. Tho houso joint
resolution commending Senator David B.
Hill for his opposition to tho national admin
istration foreign tariff and income tax policy
passed the senato to-day 14 to 11, practically
a party vote.
Refused the Requisition.
Albant, N. Y., April 11. Governor Flower
to-day refused to grant the npplication of tho
Governor of Maryland for the extradition of
Charles A. Howes, wanted In that stato on
tho charge of forgery.
Returned to Work.
Aeeox, Ohio, April 11. Nino hundred em
ployes of the Warner Company, who have
been on n striko sinco Monday for the restora
tion of a 10 per cent, cut, met to-day and de
cided to return to work. Tho 200 pressmen
and press feeders withdrew from tho meeting
and will 6tay out for tho old wages.
SHEEPSKINS FOR GRADUATES
Commencement Exercises of Three De
partments of Howard University.
MANY FRIENDS IN ATTENDANCE
Congratnlatory Address ofProf, Eankin Tho
Hood Prize Awarded to Dr. J. 0. Clayton.
Honorable Mention to Sr. A. B. Collins.
Seaman Prize Goes to Sr. Beindlaub.
Tho commencement exercises of tho How
ard University modical, dental, and pharma
ceutical departments wero held last night at
tho First (Congregational church, corner or
Tenth nnd G streets northwest. An immense
gathering of tho friends and relatives of tho
graduates wero in attendance, tho auditorium
of tho church being packed to tho doors.
Tho walls of tho church wero decorated
with national flags, bunting, and streamers.
Two largo American flags were suspended
from tho ceiling at cither sido of tho stage,
and together with tho profuso supply of cut
and potted flowers on all parts of tho stago
formod a lit framo for tho picture of tho forty
lit e bright faces of the graduates.
Tho attractiveness of tho wholo was greatly
increased by tho inspiring music from tho
Murine Band, under tho direction of Mr.
Funoiulli, stationed in tho gallery in the rear
of tho audience. An nppropnate introductory
selection was tho "Class '31" march, which
was followed by an oerture and an vnliwn-
ing patrol, i'roi. J. u. nankin, v. v., i.i,.i
tho president of tho unhcrsity, formally
opened the exercises with an invocation.
After tho rendition of a spnghtlv caprice.
Media Nocho." tho address to tho gr.itiu ites
,1 no .nn.l.. I... lnf TaI..i T 1,...l ... k J
vr Ti 'n,.;,:ui,i'i,u,.n,',;
.... .-. ..u ... .V . .-J-...-V.U w. ....... j u.vu.uv-
ment to these young men about to confen 1
with the trials nnd discouragements of the
world, reminding them ol tho need of earnest
and pers.atent work iu their future vocation.
He said that the road was beforo them, all tho
possibilities theirs, and ho bade them god
speed. Tho band next favored tho audience with a
tuneful little guotte, niter which the d-grces
of the graduates were conft rred by the presi
dent ol tho university. Following is the list
of the graduates:
In medicine L. II Allen, of Alab-ima: James
W Ames, of loulIvnn: Alexander Harger. of
Illinois, John 1' Ledelibvugh, of south Cnloliun.
A. 1 Urown, of Massachusetts l'ichvrd Carey, of
(.ecrgia. K M Charles, of lllinoi-, .lames (.
Cliylou. of Alabama; LHJah 1' Clemens, of Ohio;
Arthur U Colo, of 2o Jersey, Albert H. Collins,
cf the District of Columl la; YV II Connor,
ofOhlo.lhomnsS Cook, of Maryland; L. I' Iian
iels, of bomb Caiolina: t J Dnulels cf tho
Iiistrl t of Columbia; Jehu II illckeisou, of
Minlund; James C. Lrwln, of Georgia, A. L.
taulkuer, LL. it , of 2orlb Carolina, Thomas M
lergus.u, of lrginla; bnmuel J lewell. of Now
lOrk, James. V. Gilbert, U A , of Bermuda; Uob
eriu (,llmore,of Virginia, c A ura, ef the
District of Columbia; J Milton Hopkins, of ir
ginia; A b Johnson, 1) I) of .Vtvr ork;
Itkhard II. Johnsou. of Maryland, William E
Jones, of Marylnnd, Dvvld A Lane, A M , of
vortb Carolina; i-ratik V linev, A 11, of
Oeorgiv;A C Miller, of Michigan; John tt
Mitchell, of North Carolina; 11 L. l'urcell, A. B ,
rf south Carolina; .1 II Keiadlaub, M D , of
tVIsconsin; Haney L ltynn A M , of Illinois;
Jackson B. Sbepard, of Pennsylvania; Albert 11
Mevaus, of Mississippi, J U Mubbs. of irgluia;
F 1 Tyler.of vlabnma; svrauelA. Ward, .. 11,
of Louisiana; W illiam A. W nrfield. of -Maryland;
Edward D W illlstou. .V II , of New York.
In pharmacy John W . Browning, of Ala
bama; William Cardozo. of South Carolina; 1
U-llarrls,rff Mifcai3sippi.and.JB. byphnx, of
the District Of Columbia.
A xylophone solo by Mr. M. S. Johnson, of
the baud, was very much appreciated.
Tho ' Hood" prize was awarded to Dr.
Jatres G. Clayton. In making the presenta
tion Professor Hood slid that he hoped that
the winner would win all the prizes in his pro-fe-sion
and future life as i eacefully as he ha 1
this one. Dr. .V. 11. Collins receiied honor
able mention. On awardiug the "Seanrin"
Professor Dc.iman said that the thes s mado
by the successful contestant was the be-t that
hebaleicrhad tho opportunity of ewmin
mg. Dr. J. C. Beindlaub recened th prize,
and Dr. Y. C. Erwin was given honorable
Prof. Bankin made the address of the even
ing, in which he said that tne members of
tliis graduating class should not seek great
things for tbemselcs, but should always bo
readv for any emergency that presented
itself. Tho class or 1831 should proio its lib
erty by freedom of jcalou-ies among Its mem
Alter tho pronouncing of the benediction
tho exercises wero concluded with tho J re
sentntion of flowers and resents to tho
graduates from their friends and admirers.
LOCK-OUT IN CHICAGO.
Master Iliilldcrs Shut Out Union Men l
til nn Agreement is Reached.
Cmceco, April 11. Pursuant to tho decis
ion of tho Central Building League and a ma
jority of the leading builders of Chicago, tho
lock-out of all the employes engaged in the
building trades begins to-morrow morning at
No man affiliated with a trades union will
be tiken back to work until a general agree-
ment is reached that they will tonsuit toan i
arbitr-tiou of all differences grow, iuc out of I
tho schedules which tho bosse-4 ha o re fused I
tosigu. lleprosentatites of both sides say ,
that a long light, and ono in which tho build
ing trades and all industries will remain
practically at a standstill !s imminent. Others
declare that tho lock-out will 1 i-t until batur
day night, but not much longer.
It is intimated that the cause of tho lock
mister builders may be taken up by the other
associations throughout tho country, thus in
volving all the principal cities in the lock-out
If tho difficulty in Chicago is not easily and
speedily settled, tho master builders in New
York, Philadelphia, Buffalo. Clevelrud. Mil
waukee, and other largo cities may lako
measures similar to that adopted by tho Cen
tral Leaguo of Chicago.
.Minister de MenJouca Gives a Dinner.
- Tho Brazilian minister and Madamo do
Mcndonca gave a liuner last evening in
honor of tho dean of tho diplomatic corp3.
The guests wero Sir Julian Pauneefote, Lady
raunccfota, Miss Sybil Pauneefote. Mndmo
Guzman. Baron do llio liranco, Jlr. William
Edward Goschen und Mrs. Gcschen, Mr. and
Mrs. John B. Henderson, Mr. Itobert Adams,
jr., Miss Mary Field, Miss bherrill. Dr. Magal
haos, jDr. Cavaleantl. tho Mioses do Mcn
donca, Mr. Oscar do Araaral. nnd Mr. Mario
do Mendonca. Tho decorations of tho par
lors nnd tho dining-room were iu roses and
orchids red and white, tho British colors.
A Prominent Haltimorcan Passes Away.
Baltimore, April 11. Mr. Severn Tcacklo
Wallis, one of Maryland's most distinguished
citizens, died nt 12.20 o'clock this morning of
Briglit's disease. Mr. Wallis wa3 born in
Baltimore September 8, 1810. nis parents
were from the eastern shoro of Maryland and
were descended from tho earliest settlers of
this stale nnd Virginia.
Royalty Lunch Together.
Florence, April 11. Queen Victoria and
Princo nnd Princess Henry of Battenberg
(Princess Beatrice) lunched at tho Pitti Pal
ace to-dny w ith King Humbert and Queen
Margaret", of Italy.
King numbert and his family returned to
Borne this oveniug.
Will Drop His Name.
Cuicaoo, April 11. Col. W. P. Breckin
ridgo will bo dropped from tho roll of hono
rary membership in tho Union Leaguo Club of
this city Immediately after tho verdict is ren
dered in the suit now pending in Washington.
Tho announcement was mado by an official
of the club to-day after informal conforenco
of tne president and directors.
WILL CONTINUE THE STRIKE.
Delegates to tho Cokcr's Convention Will
Have No Compromise in Trior's.
8cottdale, Pa.,' April 11. Thero wero
thirtj-thrco delegates at tho Coker's conven
tion said to represent the wholo region and
they by vote decided to continuo the strike.
Beforo tho convention assembled, it was
hinted that tho majority of tho delegates
wanted tho strike declared off, or at least
compromised on the Frick scale
Tho failuro to end tho striko In this wny is
now blamed on tho delegates who nro not
employed at any of the plants, and who aro
strongly in favor of continuing tho strike.
Itesolutlons wero passed indorsing tho scalo
of prices presented by tho scale committeo,
viz: BO cents per 100 bushels for mining and
all their labor in proportion, warning all tho
pcoplo against exaggerated roports of news
pipers, and to continuo tho striko until tho
demands are gained.
Michael Barrett was elected president for
tho district. Ho is an old leader and sen ed
a year in the workhouso for complicity iu tho
striko of 1891, when sewu strikers were killed
at Morewood. It is rumored to-night Hint a
warrant has been issued for Barrett's arrest
as an accessory to tho riot and killing last
week. The condition of tho region to-day
was remarkable for its quietness.
QUOTES THE CONSTITUTION.
liedstone Thinks .Municipal Authori
ties Ilavco Might to Interfere.
A Times man met Col. Albert E. Redstone
at tho Hatchet office, 317 Four-and-a-half
"Colonel, if Major Mooro arrests Sir.
Coxey, w hut w ill be tho next move in tho pro
gramme?" "In tho first place," replied tho colonel,
uovoy win not uo arresteu. iieiore tno mu-
nlelp il authorities assume such an usurtn-
I thill thee ltntl 1 .. ttpr rt ml nrtlrlA TV nee.
tiou 1, of tho Constitution, which runs as fol-
"11 persons born or naturalized in the United
Mius. and subject to tho Jurisdiction thereof,
nro citizens of the Lnited States nud of tho stato
wherein they reside. u -stale shall mnke or
eniorioauy law which shall abridge the prii
legosor immunities of citizens of tho United
f!:h!s'''.or8l"'llnl ' d.prle any person
ropertj without dun process'
of lvw. nor deny to any 1 ersun within Its Jurls-
uiciicu ino equal ploleclionol us laws.
"Again, in amendment 1 to tho Constitu
tion I find the folio Uiig proviso.
"'Congress shall make no law nt ridging tho
right ef the people leaeeablyto assemble and
to i etltlou for tho redress of grievances.'
"Again, tho fourth article of tho Constitu
" T1 e right of the i eople to be secure in their
persons, houses i npersuud effects against un-
reasonable Searches uml seizures bhill not be
violated, and no warraals shall issue, but uion
nnttmtilt, ijiiiw... Hil,.,ir.rtn.l lipnilli tr ofTlrmn. I
t!rn. nmt r nrTti nlnrli iIim. rll Ini- i)ia nine, t I... '
searched and the J ersns or things to bo
I seized '
i"liut If Mr. Coxey should bo arrested in
lho face of ell thi--"
"Well," replied tho colonel, "3Ir. Coxey
do'-s not eon e hero In violition of or in am
u.anner contrary to constitutional protection,
and I hno no fear thut lho second sober
thought of the people will acknowledge tho
nece-sity othis effort to secure their life, lib
erty, uud happiuesj by iwaceful in ans."
"Uut, to cum.? back onco more to the ono
central que-tlon, what will bo done if Coxey
"1 he army of the eomraonwt al will offer no
physical resistance, but will ue oery legiti
mate effort for the success of their cau-e.
The whole people of the United States aro
our jury uud will ultimately decide our case-"
II KD 1 1 M1 1 I OR COM.V.
March to Chalk Hill .Made in the race of a
Chalk IIiu. Px, April 11. Tho march of
tho commonweal from TJniontown to this
point on the Allegheny was most try ing.
It was mado in a driving storm, with the
ground coered with a foot of snow. Tho
stops were many, and at
necessary for n foreo
bo sent to tho rear to
tho commbsarv and supplv
times it was
of men to
wagons. 1 he
men were weary with tho tramp and gladly
availed themsi Ies of the opportunity to rest.
iv hours ere e'on-umel in the march. At I
dusk camp was itched in tho old stage houo
near here, where each commune was placed
in a room heated by a big lire". 1
One hundred and eighty men left Union
town on foot and continued the tramp undis
mayed by tho discomforts caused bv tho
The scene was surprisingly picturesque
with the trees and bushes fiirly groaning
under their foling of white.
At llopewood, the only town passed, all
houses were locked nnd tho male portion of
tho community viewed tho army from tl.o
portico of tht post office. In tho building
was a number of Winchester nfies ready for
use. Hit re was no necessity for thera, how
ever, nnd a skIi of relief went up when tho
procession dis lppeared over tho mountain.
Tho noon stop Thursday ill be at bomer
villc and camp will bo pitched at Petersburg,
to bo known as Camp Ihouias Jefferson.
New I ngland Industri.il Army.
Boston, April 11. The Now England con
tingent of Covey's army will start from
Taneuil Hall April 17. and the officers will be
Major Gen. M. D. Titzgcrald, a prolcssionnl
agitator, nnd Bnsadier Gen. McCoy, an un-
emploved boiler maker. Morntn N. Swift.
tho leader of the unemployed, istobosuwrin-
tenuent. It has len suj-ncted that aeoal
schooner bo ch lrlcred to take tho army to
Washington, and a committee is at present in-
t iiifuiUKiuu. ,iuu a cuni'uiiicu is itiprcs
,c-ki'"u iitu cost eil sucu uu fvcut-iun.
Ibis wins of tho army will be called tho New
England Industrial Army,
Coxey 's Philadelphia Crovvd.
PntLAuELiniA, April 11. Clir.stopher Co
lumbus Jones announces that he will start
out with his contingent of tho Coxey army
from 1312 Filbert street nt S o'clock tomor
row morning upon tho rrateh to Washington.
May or Stuart assured him that he w ill not
bo interfered with if his men behave them
selves. Jone3 claims that if everything goes
as no expects ne win nave noout l.&uu men in
line, but authority says that I ut two soldiers
havo adhered to him. Tho expected horses
and wagons havo not turned up and pro
visions aro verv scant.
Huntington's .Magnnnlmous Offer.
OnnEN, Utah, April 11. Governor West
has received a dispatch from C. P. Hunting
ton, s lying tho iudus'rial army was carried
freo by the Southern rnclflc or wero loadod
into tho cars by offleors of California, and
adding: "Our company can do nothing, as it
is not organized for chirity but for business,
but I personally will contribute 8500 toward
A Pretty Social Hop.
Tho annual dancing reception of tho
Dolce-far-Mento Club of this city was giv en
last evening in tho National Bitles' armory,
which was beautifully decorated for tho oc
casion with piukdrapings, myrtle, and palms.
The Murine Band orchestra discoursed tho
music for tho dancing, which was enjov ed by
150 couples until tho "to sma" hours "of tho
morning, lho feature of the evening was tho
rendition for tho first time in public of tho
"Dolce-far-Niento" march, dedicated to tho
club by Professor ranciulll. The affair was
under tho management of Dr. Atkinson, Dr.
Davis, and Messrs. Tuff, Ingling, Rodgers,
Shaw, Tranklind, Hipkins. Howard, Wright,
and Custis, who compose tho club.
Republicans Aro Satisfied.
The Republican steering committee of tho
Senate held a meeting in Senator Halo's com
mittee room yesterday for conference con
cerning tho programme to bo pursued by tho
Republican side of tho Senato on the tariff
bill. There wns a general exchange of opin
ions among tho Senators present, but no de
cision was reached except to allow tho de
bate to go on under tho present arrangement
as long as tho speMhes hold out and tho
Democratic managers ore acquiescent.
CHINA AND AMERICAN SILVER
Senator Wolcott's Resolution Seeking
to Extend Our Commercial Interests.
ENGLAND PEARS THE TREATY
An English Banking Concern Control! the
Shipmont of Money aLd Bullion into China
Which It Will Lose if the Triaty Is Eatt
fled Mexican Dollars and Chinese Finance.
Tho passage of Senator Wolcott's resolution
requesting tho President to negotiate, if pos
sible, a treaty with Mexico looking to the
coinage of Mexican dollars from American
bullion, with tho ultimate purpose of extend
ing commercial relations with China, i3
viewed with Interest by those in Washington
who nrn in touch with Chineso affairs. Among
thom tho impression Is, toweier, that Mexico
will not enter into an ngreement with thi3
country, for tho reason that sho would
thereby lofco tho market for her own silver,
and that no adequate recompense could bo
offered her by this country.
Senator Wolcott,s resolution, which was on
Tuesday tho subject of an interesting debato
in tho Senato, is as follows:
"Hesolvcd, That tho President of tho Unitod
Stales, with a view to encourage nnd extend our
commercial relations ttith China and other
Asiitlc countrie s, bo requested, if nof Incom
patlblo with the public interests, to enter Into
negotiations with tho republic of Mexico, look
ing to the coinage by tho baited Mates at its
mints of staudard Mexican dollars under some
ngreement with tho said republic of Mexicans
to gelkUlornce. method, and nmount of salil
coinage, and that he bo further requested to re-
Iori ino result oi nis negotiations to tno senate
Iu his si eeeh tho Senator showed how tho
Mexican doll ir is used in China to the exclu
sion of other silver money. He stated that
American dollars aro not in circulation in
tl,At PnitntrV ni miC, ff nhnt Tin Innnn.l
i "- -..j .. v- . ....... . .L,.ttcu
Chinese demotion to tradition. A diplomat
wuo camo hero from China, and who is as
thoroughly versed in Chineso financial affairs
as any man iu America, bust night gave some
facts about China's monetary peculiarities
and explained the situation
so mane Mexican dollars ltelnir brought infn
, ,. . .
He said that if tradition were the cause of
tUW JAC1U-1U CIECUJitUlm Ul II1U .llCVlCUIl UOl-
lar it w oulil have aUo been tho cause of its re
jection when first brought to China. Tho
answer to the inquiry, how did the Mexican
dollar come into such'promiuenee, is implied
in one woru, nun mat word is Lugland.
Tho Horn: Kong and Shanghai Banking
Company, nn English concern, controls the
shipment of money and bullion into all of tho
tvventy-thrce treaty jorts which were oicncd
by England as a result of her wars with
Cnhia This bank represents and protects
the British coma-ereial interests throughout
China It has branches at each of tho treaty
1 ports and at Calcutta. Sail Trancisco, New
I lork. Pan-, and London It has forced itself
into the monopoly of highly remunerative
I privilege's wrested from tho Chinese by foreo
i of arms
' For instance, it controls the finances of the
vast o( iuui trade of China. The right to sell
opium Ls denied to the Chinese themselves,
anl as a consequence, bauks under British
con -ol have been established in various Chi
nese ports for tho purpose of engaging in tho
ojium trade. The Hong Kong-Shanghai
Bonking Company is the power that decidts
whence shall come the silver that is used in
China, llieir choice of Mexican silver is a
maiter that has not been explained by them,
Lut it may bo useful to know how it is ex
plained by- the Chinese. The litter say that
it is not the English policy to interest Ameri
cans by using their silver.
From Mexico English interests have no fear
of aggressive tactics in a commercial way.
but from this country the constant menace
for the hvt twentv years has been the en-
I croachment of American business enterprise
and American capital.
The Chinese call the Mexican dollars tho
I "eagle" dollars, while the United St ites dol
' laris to them simply another kind of dollar
jireferred by them because it is worth about
ju cents more than tno Jtexican dollar.
Too bulk of tho official comrge of China is
in tho copier cash, a coin worth oue-eleventli
of a cent. Largo payments in the Interior of
China that is, in other localities than lho
treaty ports, which transact but a small pro
portion of the total financial business of tho
empire are made in bullion nnd by weieht,
the unit being the tael. Exeept at treaty
ports all foreign coins are melted into bullion
uud used as such. The weight of a tael vanes
with localities, the "customs tael" being
worth four shillings, four and one-half pence
of Eugl.sh money four und 11 tty -nine hun
dreds taels being thus equal to ono English
In 1803 tho brother of Li Hung Chang, tho
vieeroy of China, under imterhl privilego
benn the experiment of coining, at Canton
Chinese dollars, which are equal in value to
tho Mexican doll ir. and nro legal tender
throughout tho e npire. It is evident that tho
Mexican doll ir may bo regarded .is havingno
virtue merely on account of its Mexican ori
gin. but rather as simply so much silver
wiucn ino liong rvong-sii-ingli.il Banking
Company imports in convenient form into
Chini. and which as it finds it way into the
interior of Chin i bcomes converted into bul
lion and is used as such iu preference to
Tor sorao years past China has been anx
ious to free herself from tho commercial dom
ina ion of Great Britain and has looked to
Amenta for assistance. Previous to tho
amendment of the Scott law and the passage of
tho Geary act she cadoavoredthroughherfor
raer ministers hero to bring about an arrange
ment with this country by which important
commercial concessions vv ero to be granted
to Americans in China. Tho cxrirntion of
the last minister's term and his return to
Cbina.taken together with the enactment of a
law which was regarded in China as an abro
gation of the treaty then existing between
the two countries, brought un adverse end to
Tho provisions of an arrangement which is
knonn to to hlugclug on tho passago of tho
treaty now beforo tho Senate refers to these iu
creased commercial rel itious between tho two
countries, and especially onen anon outlet for
AiuerKan silver In tho commercial alliance
that was being negotiated during the first Cleve
land administration It was proposed that u
bank should bo established nt Shanghai, with
branches iu all Inqiorfuit cities In the empire;
that is not only tho treaty icrts, but also in tho
great Interior cities of this nation, v ith Its popu
lation of 1UO,000,U
1 his ban k was to be under lho Joint control of
American merihants and Chineso officials, tho
lat'erto bo hea led by Li Hung Chnng and other
prominent Chineso officials, this bank was to
bo given tho control of all the great public im
provements of which China Unas herself iu seri
ous need. V cry valuable exclusive privileges
wero also to bo granted to this bank, su.h as tho
solo right of establishing a system of public rev
enues, also of giving out contracts for public
improvements, and the solo right of coining
money. As tho management would be Chineso
nnd American, then by the obvious Intent of tho
Chineso tho Americans would be thus enabled
to control tho shipment of silver into tho coun
try In a v ery great degreo and practically to
the fullest extent.
Hero, then, was the opportunity for American
silver, and here will it be when cordial relations
are re-established between tho two countries
At tho time when tho previous negotiations for
a commercial alliance were cu foot preparations
vveie completed for tho establishment of tho
ChluCae-merIcan bank 'Ihere aro at present
In existence InNew "iork city dlis which wero
then mado for tho coinage of four silver coins of
tho denomination of 10 cents, 23 cents.50 cents,
and $1, cs well as plates for tho printing of bank
notes of tho values of 53, $10, ."0, $3), 100, 300,
and :S1,0U, all to bo legal Chineso money.
Tho dslgns wero prepared by the former
Chinese minister, and wero approved by tho
V iceroy LL 1 he wording on these plates and on
the dies was in Chinese and English. Tho plates
were made In Now lork city. Ono of the clauses
of tho concessions was that the proposed Chinese
American bank should establish a mint in lien
Tsien to bo un lor the supervision of V iceroy Li
Hung Chang, nnd to coin all the silver specie, as
aforesaid, tho bullion for which was to be
shipped from America' When cordial relations
are restored between the two countries it is as
serted that arrangements may be expected for
the use in thiswuy of 00 000,000 of American
The proposed commercial arrangements will
cover other points of financial interest to the
United States, but with reference to silver the
following details may be mado known: At pres
ent the United States pays to China a yearly
sum of 117,000,000 In Mexican money, for the rea-
son that the balance of trade Is in her favor.
Under the new arrangement the same sum
would go to China as American bullion, to bo
coined into tho proposed Chineso dollars. In ad
dition to this, Mexico now sells !3,OV0 COO of her
dollars annually to China, which would also bo
American bullion, shlppcU from San Francisco
forcolnagoin Chinese mints.
There is at present no subsidiary coin in China
V ith the establishment of her own mints China
wishes to introduce subsidiary sliver to tako th
place of tho "cash" coin. This woull further
swell tho enormous amount of silver bullion that
would bo required to supply tho whole vast Chi
nese population with coined money.
Tho groat buslnessof the Hong Kong-Shanghai
Banking Company accrued from tho fact that
through It Is transacted all the financial dealings
of tho twenty-three treaty ports. Most of this
business would fall to the proposed Chinese
American bank under tho now nrrnngement.
This may be inferred from tho fact that tho
shares of tho Hong Kong-shanghai Banking
Company fell 10 per cent, in forty-eight hours
when, iu 1SS7, it w as learned that the Chineso
government had sanctioned tho proposed ar
rangement for tho Chinese- tmcrlcan bank. Tho
news also resulted In a financial paniein London
and lenna. A largo block of tho sto-fc was
held by wealthy Chineso Thoy threw their
holdings on tho market with tho intention of
putting their money in the new bank. An
enormous foreign influence was nt onco brought
to bearon imperial government for tho purpose
of defeating tho now project. Lngllsh Influence
in onpooition was visible at every lluaucial cen
ter In tho world!
buch facts show why tho English aro so bitterly
opposed to increased friendly relations betwean
China and tho Lnited Mates. Tho following
figures, which aro published for the first time,
exhibit the commerce of tho more Important
ports, the financial part of which England fears J
iw iwjo iu .-imcricn.
3 413 000
8.22 1 0U1
b Hi ono
FOR CUBAN INDEPENDENCE
Revolutionists .Meet in New York, and
Heartily Cheer Their I cadcr.
New Yobs, April 11. Tho Cuban revolu
tionary party has been holding an election
during the la-t two days, to choose the only
two elective officers of tho organization, viz:
delegate (which is another name for i resi
dent) and treasurer The rules of tho society
-iilnn-.-i ,-ntnnnii- in .,.. ,vi ,.!, ..
I ShlD reached a eortnln nnmlier !inl thlannm.
I ber is on tho roll in New lork and Brooklyn.
, . ., ...... ,...j uuu.
Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, and Thomas-
,lll rr- -ni- t ..i .- ....
v i'iCT.'.. " . I v- ' 'n V, "''";
lb?,! , iJ ? ' ' '5Ie. !5' T?n'!
lvington. Jamaica. There are ciubs in Bo
ton. New Orleans Pai,..mn ,! ,(., r,!-,.
..k. - "7. ... V. "..r. ..".",.:
nemberslup to entitle them to voto for direc
uuh ..- . n. MVfc iu IHC3U WICIB ib SUUlCieill,
tor and treasurer.
The meeting of the New York nnd Brooklyn
groui took place last mgbt nt Sixth avenuo
and lwenty-liltn street, this citr. and was
in-...!.. - 7 I 1 fy.. l .. " . ,
,,,;.--, - .,.,,, l
v.vu 1'I1UU UCILnlHV UUU JXUJilUllU
J. Gurra for treasurer. Both centleinen
nro re-idents of Nework, and they have
held tho same offices for the last two years.
Y hen the telegrams and cables from the va
rious groups were read nt tho meeting last
night there wero theers upon cl-ecrs.
1 he Cuban patnots point with pride to tho
unanimity tL it exists within their ranks.
They nro proud of their leaders, and don't
hesitate to say so. After tho result of tho
ebctionwns officially proclaimed, a delega
tion was sent to request Gen. Maximo Gomez,
the insurgent leader, who arrived in New
lork on Sunday, to address the meeting.
The general camo gladly and delivered a
brief speech that produced the wildest en
thusiasm. Thero were other addres-es, and
when the timo for ndjournment camo everv
man was in a state of excitement. It is said
the revolutionists are prejmring once more to
strike a decisive blow for freedom from Span
ish rule on the island of Ciila.
AFTER RAILROAD LANDS.
Government Claims They Arc Property of
the Lnited States I'ntil Patent Issues.
Tho full bench of the Supreme Court was
engaged ye-terdav in hearing arguments in
tho case of Barden vs. the Northern Pacific
Railroad Company, which comes to this court
on an appeal from tho circuit court for tho
district of Montana. The question at issue is
whether mineral 1 inds after their grant to tho
railroad company nro the property of tho
comiany. Congress having excluded such
mineral lands from the operations of the
grant. The railroad company insists that
only- such mineral lands are" excluded as were
known to be mineral at tho time of the grant.
while counsel for Barden as.-ert that mineral
lands are excluded up to the time that pat
t nts issue therefor. Tho government is up
holding the case of Barden, who w.is repre
sented by Solicitor General Maxwell and W.
AT THE CONFESSIONAL.
Senator Hale's Humored Allusion to Sena
tor Morgan's Personal Explanation.
After Senator Halo took tho floor to speak
on tho tariff bill yesterday, he yielded to Sen
ator Morgan for a personal explanation. Tho
Alabama Senator prefaced this statement with
the remark that ho did not know whether to
call it n personal or political explanation.
Ho referred to a manifesto from tho Minne
sota Democratic As-oei.ation. in which a num
berot Democratic Senators (among tliem him
self) were alleged to bo in leaguo with tho
"Hill-GOrman-Pugh combination" in oppo-i-tion
to tho t trill bill, in which they were called
"That." remarked Mr. Morgan, "is tho
Trench method of trying a man in his absence
raid without serving notice upon him."
Choral Society Concert.
Convention hall was well filled last night
with the friends and ndmirers of tho Choral
Society to hear its rendition of "Tho Creation,'
by Haydn. Over five thousand people wero
in attendauce. Tho concert was under tho
direction of Mr. Jo-cf Kaspar. who was as
sisted by Miss Lillian Blauvelt, soprano, of
New York; Mr. illiam H. Ricger. tenor, of
.e- totK, ami ur. i. jierrni nopkin-on.
baritone, of Baltimoro. Tho instrumental
part of tho programme was rendered bv- the
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, of which Mr.
Ross Jungnickel is director, and by Mr. John
Porter Lawrenco nnd Jlrs. J. s. Thomas,
pianists. Mr. Hcrndon Morsell, of tho soci
ety , sang tho contralto solo and was well re
ceived. Reply to Senator Sherman's Protest.
In responso to tho protest of Senator Sher
man against tho water-main assessment for
tho main on T street, from First to Second
street, tho Commissioners informed him that
this main was laid at tho request of owners
on T street and in Eckiugton nnd Brooklnnd.
It is deemed necessary for tho public safety
and comfort, as it is required to lurnish water
for a considerable population. Tho entire
water supply sy stems of both Eckington and
Brookland will be connected with this main
as soon as it is practicablo to do tho work.
Both of theso suburbs are without other firo
protection than that furnished by tho mairr.
Div orcc Suit in High Life.
London, April 11. Earl Russsll, who was
tho respondent in tho sensational and unsuc
cessful divorco suit broucht against him in
1892 by Countess Rusell. formerly- Miss Mabel
Scott, was served while entenng a train at
Paddington railroad station to-day w ith a
petition for tho restoration of conjugal nghts
on behalf of tho countess.
Ex-Congressman Orange Tcrris Dead.
Glens Falls, N. Y., April 11. Hon.
Orange Ferns died of apoplexy at his homo
hero this morning. Ho was born hero in 1814,
was elected in I860 to represent tho Sixteenth
Congressional district nnd wa9 re-elected for
tho succeeding term. Ho is survived byn
widow and son, Louis D. Ferris.
JAMES SABINE'S SUICIDE
War Department Clerk Prefer?
Death to Life.
MORPHINE WAS HIS METHOD
No Hotive Ascribed for the Act Dr. Moor"!
Permanganate of Potash Prescripton Used
Without Avail Desperate Efforts of Phy
sicians to Arou3e Him from His Sleep.
James Sabine, of Boston, a clerk In tho
Eccord and Pension Division of tho War
Department, died at 9.30 o'clock last night in
tho Emergency hospital from tho effects of a
doso of morphine self-administered yesterday
Sabino had been absent from htj work
sinco last Friday. About 7 o'clock yesterday
morning tho family with whom ho was living,
residing at No 1023 E street northwest, heard
him moving about hi3 room, but as ho failed
to come down to breakfast or lunch they bo
camo uneasy and attempted to enter his
Tho door was fastened, and tho room wa3
entered from a rear window. He was found
lying In an unconscious condition unon tho
hed with an empty morphine phial near by,
' Kilring n clue to what had happened. A
' policeman -vas called in. who summoned Dr.
John A. Drawbaugh and Dr. Carter.
The physicians recognized tho ca-,0 as ono
of morphine poisoning, and alter hypcrder
mically administeiing the proper antidotes,
the ratrol wagon of tho Fnt preinct wa3
called, and the patient was taken to tho
There Dr. Johnson and Fyles, assisted by
Dr. Drawbaugh, worked for -en hours on
the case, but without avail. They are of the
opinion that the poison was taken about 7
o clock in tho morning.
After trying all the methods of relief usual
in such eases, tho doctors tried tho new
method of Dr. Moor, of New York, perman
ganate of potassium being administered.
This treatment has attracted great atten
tion among tho medical rofession through
out the country, and this is the first cao
where tin remedy has been tried in Washins-
Tho physicians do not consider it a fair
' """"" luciuuu ou iKtuuui ut me iuuk
I trinl nt tn vs- tltml s -nAn..K 4U t
I time Lcfore it w as administered.
I Tho brother of the deceased, who lives at
i. 1 11 h,i i ' - ,.,
- T) sr, m ra.s,a lcr LB
"roiuer s suicide, and notnin;
in the shape of
any- paper or message was left to show that
i lie meant tot iko his own life. It is supposed
I that he was feeling indisposed from his sick
j ness of tho p.ist few days, and taking a doso
I of morphine to braco himself up had accl-
, c-u, llj UikCU tUC U1UCU. IIO VV US IlOt O,
uent my taken too much. He was not a
to nave neen aauicteu to tne ue ot opiates.
I . The body will be taken to the undertaker's
this morning, and will probably bo sent to
I jo-ion mis evening ior interment.
James Sabine was born in Vermont fifty-
seven years ago and has been a clerk In tho
War Der artment here for sev eral y ears. He
was in the old Ford theater when it collapsed
last Spnng. but escaped without Injury.
Ho was well liked by all who came in con
tact with bim and was a popular attache of
SAW SMALL AT WETZEROTT'S.
Last Night It H as .Miss Kate Field Whom
Tho attendance which greeted Rev. Sara
Small at the Metzerott hall last night was
not as large as tho excellence of tho lecture
merited. "From bar to pulpit" was tho title
of Mr. Small's discourse, and ho ran in a
number of his personal experiences.
He did not think that Coagress was doing
the right thing for tho suppression of this
liquor traffic. "I do not mean to cast any
rellectioc upon that body-of illustrious Indi
viduals." ho said, "but if I were looking for a
great temperaneo sanitarium I would not go
there." and he pointed to the picture of the
Capitol in the land-cape at the rear of tho
stage. A few facetious illustrations wero
made at the expense of politicians. "Thero
is no politics in a barrel of liquor, bnt thero
is plenty of liquor in some politicians."
In refuting somo of tho arguments made by
Miss Kate Field in her talk on the "Intemper
anceof Prohibition." Mr. Small said "that tho
prohibition of to-day, although not perfection
in its workings, is considerably better than
debauchery. In Kansas there are mora peo
ple in attendance at tho Sunday schools than
in any other stato in tho Union, and it is a
prohibition state. The state of Iowa, when
whisky was allowed to be sold, had Its jails
nud penitentiary crowded with criminals, but
now, after tho prohibition law has been
passed, tho jails are scant of occupants nnd
there is ono large penitentiary for sale.
Georgia is now under operationof prohibi
tion laws, nnd this has succeeded in elevating
society and labor in her boundaries," and,
said Mr. Small, "there is not a more moral
state in tho LTnion to-day."
In tho "solid South" over two-thirds of tho
23,000.000 people are living under tho opera
tion of prohibitory laws. Tho North camo
down to flsht off tho bonds of slavery, and
now the South is coming up to help the North
and tho wholo country to fight freo from tho
Slav ery- of intemperance.
Mr. small is an able and powerful actor
speaker and possesses wonderful influence
ov er his auditors.
GAYLOR MINE DISASTER.
Superintendent Picton Testifies Before
the Coroner's Jury.
WiLKESBtnr.E, Ta., April 11. Tho coroner'i
lnque-t over tho victims of tho Gay lor mine
disaster was begun at Plymouth to-day.
About a dozen witnesses were examined,
most of whom were company officials. They
all testified that in their opinion tho mino
was not a dangerous one, and that tho com
pany never authorized their employ es to rob
Superintendent Picton. whoso son was tha
foreman of tho gang that went down the mino
for the last time, said that tho mino had been
squeezing for some timo. but that no danger
ous results were apprehended. It was by his
orders that thirteen men went down to prop
the roof. The purposo was not to prevent
tho filling in of tho roof, but to keep tho
workings open. Had he had tho least idea that
tho mino was going to cavo ho would havo
abandoned tho work nt once.
Deputy Coroner Perkins is presiding at tho
inquest, and tho jury is composed of old and
Candy I xposition Closes.
Last night was tho final night of tho candy
exposition, which had for two weeks enjoyeel
a most successful ran at tho Washington
Light Infantry armory. Tho people of this
city, young and old, did not seem to want to
bid farewell to this amusement, as they were
packed around tho booths in larger numbers
than on any previous evening, nnd when tho
dance music stoped it was with a great deal
of difficulty that tho hall was cleared. From
hero tho show goes to Pittsburg, where their
diSDlay will bo increased by fifty additional
Irish Cricketers to Visit America.
PniLADELFiiiA, April 11. A prominent
member of tho Germantown Cricket Club is
authority for tho statement that n team of
Irish Cricketers under tho captaincy of J. M.
Meldon will come to America in August of
this year and play a series of matches in
Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Chi
cago. A Georgia Girl's Suicide.
Atlanta, Go., April 11. Miss Sarah Carter,
a buxom young country woman, threw her
self in front of a Central railroad passenger
train at McPherson Barracks to-day and was
killed. Her lover, Louis Norwood, a privato
soldier, had deserted her and gono to Baltimore.
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