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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY, MAY 13, 1894.
NEWS FROM FOREIGN SHORES
Charges of Fraudulent Practices
Against an American Turfman.
KICHARD DORLIXG'S DOINGS
Ha Represents Himself as Boing a Relative
of ex-Sscretary Whitney and Manage! to
Fleecs a Number of Hotel Proprietor!.
Gresham's Samoa Paper Satisfactory.
Berlin-, Hay 12. The charges of fraudu
lent practices brought against the American
trotting horso owner, Mr. Robert Knoebs.
hae been the sensation of the sporting world
in Germany during tho past week, and they
have naturally aroused great interest among
tho American colony in this city. The chief
witness against Mr. Kneebs, strange to say,
was an American named HeUner, who ac
companied him here as a partner In the trot
ting business. Kneebs and Heffner ran the
mare Nellie Kneebs jointly in England up to
March 23, when they appeared in Berlin.
Dr. Schneider, who is acting as counsol for
Mr. Kneebs, is mating the most of tho fact
that tho chief witness against his client was
formerly tho latter's partner, and that they
were good friends until they had a dispute in
regard to money matters. Counsel for the
accused turfman also lays great stress
upon Heffner's alleged reliability, urging
that Mr. Kneebs is the victim ot mean ven
geance upon the part ot his personal friends.
News received from Dresden shows that Ihe
man giving the name of Richard Dorling,
who was arrested thero on May 9 charged
with fraudulent practices, devoted himself
chiefly to fleecing hotel-keepers and parties
he met with at hotels out of small sums of
money. Dorling, who has traveled under
various aliases, dressed well and in tho latest
style, pretending in some places to be the
husband of n daughter of ono of the Yander
bilts. In other places Dorling claimed to be
the fcon-in-law of Mr. William C. Whitney.
Tun prisoner is described as being a good
l.nuist and of polite address. He asked
.j.iit:;nt!y about tho position of the bestfaml
l.is in the towns he visited, and intimated
liiut ho was charged to find titled husbands
for young American ladies oi good families.
Dorling appears to havo operated very suc
ceislully at Leipsic, Karlsruhe, Darmstadt,
Munich, Weimar, and Coburg until he was
auht in Dresden. The arrest of Dorling
explains the fact that notices have frequently
a, jicared in the German papers recently set
liu i iorth that one of the daughters of the
audcrbllt family, or else the daughter of some
other well-known and very wealthy family,
u.is about to marry a member of some aristo
cratic German family.
Secretary Gresham's paper upon Samoa has
;;!. en great satisfaction here. It is concluded
that the United States government will sup-l-oit
the German protectorate. Exception,
however, is taken to that part of the report
which gives tho oppression it is claimed that
the United States at the Berlin conference did
not favor tho arrangement. It is insisted that
the American delegates, Messrs. Kassou and
Thelps, were greatly responsible for this
arrangement, and Mr. Phelps' appointment
as United States minister to Germany in 18S8
was retarded as a recognition of his success
in negotiating the Samoon treaty.
The German newspapers which are oppos
ing Prince Bismarck are trying to tako him
into a controvereary by describing the state
of affairs at Samoa as being due to the so
called blundering work of his son, Count Her
The summary treatment of German news
papers by mgn-nanded judges is not uncom
mon and generally creates little stir. Bntthe
sentences imposed upon the eight editors on
May 9 has caused a decided sensation and has
elicited a chorus oi denunciation on all sides.
As already cabled Ilcrr Schmidt, of the Yor
wacrts, was sentenced to five months' im
prisonment; Herr Kes'sler, of the Yolks-Zcl-tung,
and Herr Wlssberger, of the Berliner
Zeitung, wcrj condemned to three months'
imprisonment; Herr Zachau, of the Social
Democrat, and Herr namischt, ot the Licht
stralen, each received sentences of two
months' imprisonment; Herr Gruetteflen, of
the Tageblatt, wa;fined SCO marks; Herr
Perl, ot the Tageblatt, was fined 300 marks,
and Herr Schutt, of tbcFabrzoltung, was sen
tenced to pay a flno of ISO marks.
All these editors wero tried on a charge of
calumny in accusing the police of brutally
treating people who attended in- January
last a meeting of the unemployed at a Fried
richhaln brewery. Great dissatisfaction has
alo been created in legal circles at the man
ner in which counsel for the defense was
treated by the bench. The extreme attitude
of Judge Brausewetrer and the public prose
cutor at Wednesday's trial appears to have
brought matters to a crisis, and the matter
will be brought before the lawyers' institute,
v ah a view of laying the matter before the
minuter of Justice. The concensus of opinion
in regard to the trial of the editors Is that it
was a disgraceful proceeding and that it can
os!v mean more grist to the socialist mill.
Inquiries made in connection with the law
suit pro .ring out of the claims made for the
properly of the late Emin Pasha have re-
'ed in the discovery of a certificate prov
'n tint the great German explorer married
r. woman named Emmina, the widow of
Hukki 1'ashn, at Argo, South Tyrol. His
aughter, Paulina, by this marriage, thus
"tablkues claims equal to those advanced by
l'Tln Pisha's African daughter, Ferida.
T rjin Pasha's marriage with Emmina, it is
iicw presumed, was the reason which im
i"ll il him to refuse to come to Europe when
Henry M-Stanley brought him from the in
terior nf Africa to the coast.
The lawsuit in progress about EminPasha's
property may possibly be further complicated
by tho fact that it has been ascertained that
when the explorer last went to the Congo ho
was agiin accompanied by a native woman,
n horn the Belgians found, with a son ono
j ear old, when Emin Psha was murdered
near Lualaba. It b thought that this woman
may also raise claim to tho property of the
A number of delegates to the International
Miners' Congress, which opens here on Mon
day next, arrived In this city to-day. About
100 delegates are expected to be present, and
it is believed that they will decide to petition
tho various governments to legislate in favor
of an ciqht-hour day for workmen generally.
Mrs. Wiiiiam Walter Phelps and her niece,
31(59 Mabel Bodman, nro staying at the
Belchshof here, after a successful use of the
waters of Wiesbaden.
Notes About Odd Fellows.
Federal City Lodge, No. 20, will confer the
second degree on two candidates next Wed
Tederal City are very busy preparing for
tho visitation which will take place the 23d
Instant This will be the last visitation ot
Grand Master Wood's term, who, by the way,
is a member of that lodge.
Harmony Lodge, No. 9; Union, No. 11, and
Magenenu Encampment, No. 4, are arranging
for a joint memorial service.
The canton branch of the order of tho Dis
trict of Columbia met in annual session last
Thursday evening for tne purpose of electing
u commander. Major John T. Chancey, who
has QUeJ this position to the entire catisfac
factlon ot the cantonment for several years
past, declined a re-election on account of
business cngagemeats, and Captain William
T. Calliher, of Canton A, Washington grand
canton, was unanimously elected commander.
Captain Galilher is amemberof the Patriarchs
Cnic ico. May li Judge Andrew a Draper, of
Cleveland, has accepted the presidency of the
University of Illinois at Champaign.
Tacosa, Wash., May 12. The State (Savings
ban!; has closed Its doors on an order from the
snperiorcourt. J. & Whltehousa has been ap
moux Crrr, Iowa. May 12. A. n. Wheeler and
C U. Oama, of New York, have commenced suit
here to establish their title tolWOO acres of land
'? L5?.n county, Iowa, against W. H. Goodrich, of
New lork, aud others.
IIauxo.sd, Ind., May 12. The Monon passenger
train from Loulavttle, Ky., was wrecked three
miles east from here at o'clock this morning.
onvcrs ot the railroad reported that noone was
killed, although some ot the trainmen were seri
tiHCAQO, May 12. Chinese Inspector M. B.
I'erely aud Special Agent Charles 8. Cran have
i.el3d a large quantity of opium In a laundry on
hi ty-nlath street. The prize consisted of 00
L alf-pouud cans of the drug, which at the usual
rate of J 12 a pound, with duty, makes the find
to ui th nearly 13,000 to government.
LIVELY ALABAMA POLITICS.
Administration and Anti-administration
'the Issue of the Democratic Primaries.
Bibuxkohax, Ala., May 12. Yesterday
primary elections to select delegates to the
state Democratic convention were held In Ala
bama. It was an unusually interesting con-
' test, watched with concern widely spread over
the southern states. Only two candidates for
Governor are so far known in the race. They
are Representative William O. Oates, ot the
Third district, and Joseph F. Johnston, of
Birmingham. By implication, if not profes
sion, CoL Oates is popularly regarded as the
candidate for the administration and Capt.
Johnston as the leader of the faction dissatis
fied with President Cleveland's policy, es
pecially as regard tho silver question.
Althougo a banker, and reputed as a skill
ful financier, Capt; Johnston declared him
self plainly at variance with tho administra
tion on tho repeal of the purchasing clause of
tho Sherman act, taking the ground that the
Chicago convention demanded the repeal ot
the entire law, with the express purpose of
preserving the money value ot silver, as con
templated bp tho Constitution. Col. Oates in
all his speeches has championed the adminis
tration, although ho has made in Congress as
vigorous silver speeches as any follower of
Mr. Bland. Both canddates havo tried, but
they cannot escape the judgment of the voters
that ono represents an administration and the
other an anti-admlnistratlon faction.
Both tho Senators and all the Representa
tives in Congress from Alabamba lean to the
choice ot Johnston, except Messrs. Oates,
Clarke, and Wheeler.
Alabamians here were in a ferment of ex
citement last night overtho primary elections.
A numbcrof telegrams wero received, and
almost invariably gave results favorable to
the nomination of Johnston. Etowah county,
tho homeot Representative Denson, instructed
for Johnston and the Chicago platform. This
is the policy of the Johnston people all oyer
the state, while the Oates people contend for
a stralghtout indorsement of Mr, Cleveland.
A telegram from Montgomery, received
last night by Mr. Bankbead. said two beats of
tho city ot Montgomery (where CobOatcs'
organ, the Advertiser, 13 published) had gone
for Johnston, and advices from Mobile and
Bullock, two of the most populous counties
in the state, were to tho same effect.
Ta orablc to Congressman Oates.
JIONTCOMKnv, Ala., May 11 Tho primarlos of
the Democratic party took place In tno bulk of
tne counties oi tuis state to-uay, to soiect a
nominee for Governor. There are only two can
didates in tho field W. C Oates, present mem
ber of Congress from the Third District, and
Capt. Joseph J. Johnson, of Birmingham. The
returns from many counties are incomplete, but
the indications are favorable to the success of
MURDERERS OF THE WEEKS.
Desperate and Successful Resistance of
i the Tn o Taylors.
Likneacs, Mo., May 12. A courier just in
from the pursuit of the Taylor brothers, who
killed the Meeks family near Browning, says
the men were found at the house of a brother-in-law
last night. They ref osed to surrender,
and the sheriff would not Are on them for
fear ot killing some of the women of the
house. It was decided to guard the premises
until daylight, but during the night the Tay
It is thought they are making for Indian
The man who harbored them 13 a relative
named Leonard, who lives In tho southern
port ot Sullivan county. The'couarer says
Sheriff Hurton is in pursuit ot the murderers
and may overtake, them soon.
MiLiX, Mo., May 12. A telegram lust re
ceived from the scene of tho tragedy says
that tho Taylors are surrounded In an old
house, and while exchanging shots with their
pursuers fought their way out. They are
again surrounded inthe brush. The pursuers
have called on Milan for a hundred men, and
that number has left for the scene.
In the house of Mrs. Meeks' mother this
morning the prosecuting attorney cf this
county found the following letter addressed to
Gus Meeks, Milan, Mo.:
Baowxco, Ma, May 10. Be ready at 10 o'clock.
Everything is right.
Tho letter was written on a letter head of
the People's Exchange bank of Browning, of
which William P. Taylor is cashier. The re
ceiving stamp ot tho Milan post office shows
the letter to have been received at 2 p. m.,
May 10. 1S9L Persons familiar with the
handwriting of William T. Tavlor said tho
letter nnd address is in his handwriting.
Little Settle Meeks, the only survivor, will
live to convict the fiends who perpetrated the
HIGHER THAK MCKINLEY LAW.
Senator James rinds Some .Mistakes in
His Cotton Schedules.
The cotton schedule of the compromise
tariff bill will be still further amended by the
Senate Finance Committee, and the probabili
ties are that tho new amendments will be put
in very soon.
The reason for this proposed action is
found in the fact that the careful scrutiny
which Senator Jones has been able to give
the schedule since it was introduced, and
which was Impossible before the introduction
of the amendments, has revealed the fact that
some of the duties proposed on the high
grade cottons in the amendments are higher
than was intended. It appears that in some
cases they ore higher even than la the Me
Klnley law. and such rates were not Intended
In any of tho schedules of the now bill.
The mistake was due to the change in the
classification of cotton goods, rendering a
comparison very difficult and making it a
matter of much time and labor. There is no
intention ot changing tho classification, for
the committee think that the change made in
this respect from the old system will prove
upon trial a very great Improvement over the
system used in lormer tana: laws.
The system now proposed i3 the French
system, and it Is said to have proved very
satisfactory in France. There ere probably
some other errors of a like character in the
bill which th committee will change, making
an average reduction of from 20 to 25 per
cent, from the McKinley tariff.
NEW HOUSE RULE,
Will Attempt to Put a Sugar Rider on the
An interesting question will bo presented to
the Houso next week when the Committee on
Rules, of which Speaker Crisp is chairman,
reports on the resolution of Representative
Breckinridge, of Arkansas, for a new rule
permitting a tariff amemdment on sugar as a
rider to one of the appropriation bills. The
committee has not yet acted on the resolu
tion, but Mr. Breckinridge has no doubt tho
rule win bo rramed. llo says there has been
no hurry about it, as tho legislative, judicial
and executive appropriation bill will not be
presented until next week, and it is on this
bill that it is purposed to attempt to engraft
the sugar amendment.
The rule, after being framed by tho commit
tee, will havo to be passed on by the Houso.
Tho Louisiana delegation in Congress are
alive to tho importance of the new rule.
They do not want the Rules Committee to re
port it, and, if reported, they will seek to de
feat it in the House. They will urge that a
tariff rider to an appropriation bill i without
precedent; that it is an unjustifiable confu
sion of tariff with appropriations, and such
a rider at thejpresent timo would be a reflec
tion by the Houso on tho Senate.
TJtey round a .Man Hanging.
HuxTisaTos, lnd., May 12. A panic was
caused lost night at the Union church, near
Claysvill;, among a large party ot women
who had assembled to clean the church.
Several of the women opened the doore to an
out building In which tools ore kept, when a
corpse suspended from a rafter swung Into
the doorway and against two of tho women.
They were overcome with fright, and are
prostrated. The body was that of William
E. Hillls, of Clavsille. Indications lire that
the body bad been hanging thero four days.
There was trouble between young Hillls and
his father, John HillLs, four or five days before
the ghastly discovery was made.
W. J. Brashers, a workman In Smith's
mill. First and G streets northeast, had his
Index finger lacerated in a machine yester
day. The' member was amputated by Dr.
Johnson at Emergency hospital.
As Dr. Pettis, of 1831 Twelfth street, was
driving across Seventh street yesterday after
noon about 3 o'clock his buggy was struck by
a cable car in charge of Gripman Bruce Bayne
and Conductor Alfred Call. The buggy was
badly demolished, but no person were hurt.
IN HONOR OF COLUMBUS
Bronze Statue of the Discoverer Un
veiled in New York City.
VICE PRESIDENT'S REMARKS
It Will-Be the Mecca of the Nation, Bays
Mr. Stevenson Distinguished Gathering
Listen to Oratory and Applaud the Statue.
The Bake of Versgca's Letter.
New Yoke, May 12. The beautiful bronze
statue of Christopher Columbus, executed by
the Spanish sculptor Sunol. was unveiled with
becoming ceremonies in Central Pork this
afternoon. The figure represents the ocean
pathfinder in an erect position, holding
an elevated standard in one band and
the other extended, as if making a grace
ful gesture, in course of an address. It is
located at the southern end of the "mall,"
and almost Immediately facing that of Shake
speare. Here tho ceremonies took place, in
the presence ot a numerous and deeply in
Previous to the ceremonies the committee
and their guests partook ot a breakfast at half
past 1 o'clock, tho repast being given by Mr.
and Mrs. James Grant Wilson in honor of
Vice President Stevenson nnd Mrs. Stevenson.
At tho table were the host and hostess, ',the
guests ot the day, and Boron and Baroness
Fava, SenorDon Muruaga, the Spanish min
ister; CoL A. Lowber Snowden, ex-minister
to Spain; Right Rev; Bishop H. O. Potter,
Admiral GherardI, Gen. O. O. Howard, Mrs.
Julia Ward Howe, Chauncoy M. Depow, Cor
nelius Yanderbilt, Henry C. Marquand, Wil
liam B. Grace. Thomas L. James. James J.
Goodwin, Charles F. Cox, and some ladies,
wives of those named.
Breakfast over, tho party took carriages,
and under an escort ot a section of mounted
park police i proceeded to the ground. An
immense audience greeted them, and as each
well-known Jfaco appeared on the platform
tho appreciation in which they were held was
man Ifcsted by the gathering. In a prominent
position near the platform tho brilliant uni
forms of the captain and officers of the Span
ish man-of-war Nautilus were observed, and
several of them were, soon after tho exercises
began, invited to seat3 with the speakers and
There was very little delay in opening the
exercises. Even before all wero seated Gen.
Wilson took tho chair and presented Bishop
Potter, who uttered a lengthy Invocation.
In Introducing the Vice Presidem Gen.
Wilson told tho story of the statue, the prfnei-
pal point of which was that it was intended
to unveil it in 1892, and that the King of Spain
had promised to come over and perform the
ceremony, but he died and an accident to the
steamer delayed the figure, so that tho privi
lege now dotolved upon the Vice President
of the United States.
Mr. Stevenson performed the pleasing duty
and as the flag, fluttering, fell, tho applause
of the assemblage broke forth at sight of tho
beautiful handiwork of the sculptor. When
quiet was restored Mr. Stevenson spoke
briefly, as follows:
No words of mine can add to the Interest or
the dignity of this great occasion. This hourwlll
live In history. From eloquent lips haTe fallen
burning words, which will tell to coming ages of
the homage paid here and new to the memory
of the discoverer of a continent.
Central Park bciullul and magnificent is
the fitting place for the statue of Columbus. It
is well that to the city of New Tork the metrop
olis cf the continent should have fallen the
grateful task ot portraying to the millions of all
the routing ages the features ot the man, who,
despite the obstacles and dangers, marked out
the pathway to the new world.
The name and fame cf Columbus belong ex
clusively to no ace or country. Tliev are the en
during heritage ot all people, lour president
has truly said: "In all the transactions o! history
there Is no act which, for vastneas and perform
ance, can be compared to the discovery of the
continent of America. In the modest words of
tho great navigator, he "only opened the gates,"
and lol there came In tho builders of a new and
It is said that In Venice there Is sacredly pre
served a letter written by Columbus a few hours
before he sailed t rom J'aloo. With reverent ex
pression of trust la od. humbly but with unfal
tering faith be spoke ot his proposed "voyage
to that famous land." Ho bullded wiser than be
knew. His dream, while a suppliant In the ante
chamber of kings and while keeping lonely
vigil upon the deep, was a discovery ot a new
pathway to the Indies. el who can doubt that
to his prophetic roul was then foreshadowed
pomethinc of that "famous land." with the warn
and woof of whose history, tradition and Mng
his name and fame are liuked for all time. Was
it Mr. Wlnthrop who said of Columbus and his
compeers, "Ihey were the pioneers in the
march to Independence, the precursors la tho
only progress of freedom, which was to have no
It is too much to sayot this man that among
the world's benefactors a greater than he hath
not appeared. hat page In all history tells of
deeds so fraught with blessings to the genera
tions of men as the discovery of America Co
lumbus added a continent to tho map of tho
I will detain you no longer. Tour eyes will
now behold this splendid work of art. It Is well
that its approaches are firm and broad, for
along this pathway, with the rolling centuries,
will come, as pilprims toa shrine, the myriads
of airlands to behold this Btatue ot Columbus,
this enduring monument to the gratitude ot a
great city, of a great nation.
The Vice President then turned the statue
over to tho city of New York. Mayor Thomas
receiving it in n few well-cLosen words.
The Duke of Veragua, a lineal descendant
of the great navigator, who could not cross
the Atlantic to particlpata in the ceremonies,
sent a letter, of which the following is a trans
lation: Mahkid, April 5, 189L My Dear General:
On tho occasion of the unveiling ot the statue of
Columbus I teg you to express my cordial
greeting to the city ot New York and to all
American citizens, who are assembled In order
to pay a new tribute of respect to the memory
of my Illustrious ancestor. I regret not to be
able to assist personally in the interesting cere
mony: but I wish to state at this moment my
gratofulness to America which the great dis
tance that separates me from your wonderful
country cannot make me forget
You have Just erected a work of art of the
sculptor, who has better reproduced in marble
the Inspired features ot the man whoso genius
discovered a continent greater than the rest of
the known world. Spain prides herself upon
artists like Sunol. How mo to thank you both
as a descendant of Culumbus and as a Span
iard; also I beg to congratulate you. dear gen
eral, for tho interest ou have taken la this
matter, which so greatly contributed to its suc
cess. The duchess scuds her kindest regards.
Bellove me, sincerely, your friend,
To Gen. James Gkant Wilson.
Rome remarks by Baron Da Fava, the Ital
ian a-r-bassador. followed, Julia Ward Howe
real a poTa. "A Mariner s Dream," wr.tten
for the occasion, nnd Gen. Don M-TJruaga
stoke In Spanish. Tho oration of the day
by Chauncey M. Depow closed tho exercises.
Patterson's Bill to Reform All
Dills nt One Stroke.
Representative ratterson, of Tennessee, has
introduced in the nouso a bill providing,
among other thing", for the issue of short
term 3 per cent, bonds, redeemable In coin,
tho proceeds to bo used for maintaining a
parity betw een gold and silver; for abolishing
the tax on tho circulating notes of state
banks; making the tax on national bank
notes one-quarter of 1 per cent.; allowing na
tional banks to issuo circulation equal to the
par value of bonds deposited with the Treas
ury, and to coin into standard dollars 555,
156,537 out of tho siher bullion now in the
Treasury purchased under the Sherman act.
The coinage is to become a part of tho gen
eral cosh in the Treasurv.
The following Is tho weekly Treasury state
ment of United States bonds hold by the
Treasurer of tho United States in trust for
To secure circulation Four per cent,
$159,512,200; currency C'8,S15,451,000; 2 per
cents, 522,732,690; 5 per cents, $3,834,750;
To secure public moneys Four per cents,
812.078,000; currency C's, 81,135,000; 2 per
cents, 51,013,000; 5 per cents, 400.000; total,
Bonds lo secure circulation deposited week
ending May ll, 1891, S434.000; bonds to se
cure circulation withdrawn week ending May
11, 1894, 8208,000.
SOFTS Bxnd, Ind.. IaT 12 Randall nnd rmV
left here to-day after having received supper
nuu uicuMasb, j uo army marcneu to rianarc
ILLEGALLY APPOIHTED CADETS,
DUcnsslon of the Naval Appropriation BUI
Discloses on Abuse. .
Consideration of the naval appropriation
bill consumed the time of the House after the
disposal of some routine morning business
until aljournment. A long and Interesting dis
cussion was precipitated by the offering ot an
amendment by Mr. Maddox. of Georgia, pro
viding that no part of tho money appropri
ated, for the naval academy should boused
for the support or education of naval cadets
who at the time of their appointment were
not actual residents of the Congressional dis
trict they were appointed to represent.
The debate developed the fact that there
were between thirty and forty cadets who
were appointed by the Secretary of the Navy
In the failure ot members ot Congress to
nominate cadets, and who were now repre
senting districts of which they were not resi
Tho adoption of the amendment would en
tall the discbarge ot all those cadets. Mr.
Cummings Introduced a substitute requiring
the Secretary ot the Navy in the failure ot a
member ot Congress to nominate a cadet to
fill the vacancy to appoint a cadet who shall
be a resident of the district from which he is
The adoption of this substitute would not re
quire tho discharge ot the illegally appointed
cadets, but would prevent tho repetition ot
the practice. No action was taken on the
amendments for want of a quorum.
During the discussion of tho bill a number
of amendments were ruled out of order or
veted down: One by Mr. Hermann, of Ore
gon, to restore to the active list officers below
62 years of ago, retired for disability after the
disability disappeared; another to increase
the appropriation for League Island navy
yard ot Philadelphia by 30,000.
Mr. Flack (Dem., Ga.) made the point ot
order against tho reaporopriation of the
$200,000 contained in the act of March 3, 1893,
for the submarine boat for tho construction
of a torpedo boat. He based his point of
order on tho ground that it changed existing
law, and the chairman sustained the point,
thus striking out the provision for the con
struction of one of the four torpedo boats
authorized by tho bill.
Mr. Encllsh (Dem.. Cal.1 secured the adop
tion of un amendment appropriating $50,000
for the construction of a tug at the Mare
Island navy yard, California.
In the debate on the question of non-resi
dent cadets at the academy Mr. Money said
that it would be a great hardship to the thirty
or more cadets who are affected by the reso
lution If they were turned out.
Mr. Bailey (Dem., Texas) discussed
the question from a legal standpoint,
taking the position that the law was
speclflo as to the necessity ot the cadets to be
legal residents of the district they represent,
and that the Secretary of the Navy bad no
more right to suspend that feature than the
limitation as to age.
Messrs. PIckler, of South Dakota; Mallory,
of Florida; Everett, ot Massachusetts, and
others discussed this point, and finally Mr.
Cummings offered an amendment providing
that on failure of Congressmen to appoint,
the Secretary of the Navy might, but the ca
det must be from the district he was credited
On the vote there was no quorum, so tho
committee roso and the House adjourned.
SHORT STORY CLUB.
Its Members Uavc a Pleasant Evening at
The Short Story club met at Wlllard's Hotel
last Wednesday. The president, Dr. Robin
son, introduced Miss Goodman, who gave a
piano solo. Mr. Robert Lowe and Miss
Blanche Pulizzi entered into the spirit of a
short comedy, dubbed "A Matrimonial Ad
vertisement." The story was written by Miss
Augusta Pratt. It was entitled, "Too Late!"
Mrs. L. A. Crandell made a few remarks on
the "Epitome," a new magazine edited by
brilliant writers in the Short Story club, and
devoted to the interests of all tho literary
clubs in Washington. Prof. Barnwell gave
"A Trial Sermon." Ripples of laugnter testi
fied that his concresatlon were not asleep.
Mrs. Mary Hcywood recited "Mother and
Poet" with dramatic effect. Miss Cicely
Armes sang two vocal solos. Miss Shears ac
companied her on the piano. Mr. Whittakc
mado a few remarks. 3Ils3 Jennie Heywood
sang ery sweetly. "Good bye Sweetheart,"
Mrs. Alice Gough the minutes of tho last
meeting. Among those present were:
Jlrs. Harvey Spaulding, Mrs. J. W. Acker
son, Mr W. JL Shlrcllff, Mrs. Joseph
Koy, Mrs. Claudia Money, lion. W. O. B. Branch
and lira. Branch, of North Carolina; .Mrs. .M. A.
Naylor, Mrs M. U. Hay, Blanche Hall. Miss U IS.
Chamberlain, Mrs. Y. U. Miller. Mrs. C. G.
Seyfforth, the JIUses Cole. Miss Lucy Herrick,
Miss Emma C. Herrick, Miss Juliet Thompson,
tho Misses Fountaine, Mr. C. W. Fountain, ilr.
S. C. Wilson, F. L Willis, Mr. and Mrs. D. a
Chapman. Mr& W. O. Crosby, Miss Jennie Ha
vie, tho Mioses Christy, -Mr. Irving Frlckey, Mrs.
and Miss Engle, Mrs. M. Mllward, Miss JL K.
lilnggold, Mrs. and Miss Huddleson. Dr. and
Sirs. Jenner and Mrs. Keeney. of Kentucky:.
George W. Hone, Mrs. aud Miss llcall, llrs. Jen
nie blmous. Mr. Duncan Heywood, Miss Edna
Shear, Mrs. N. H. Sterne, J. Jlchlor Grinn, Jlrs.
Thomas Robinson, Mrs. Hort, Mrs J. B. Lock
wood, Mrs. Joseph Burkett, Jlrs. G. Humphreys
Watklns, JIIss N Goodman, Jlr. N. JL Harris,
Dr. Klemm. Miss Faclns, B. A Pool, Mrs. John
L. Norrls. Mrs. Helen Fisher, JIIss Anna Meld,
NEW ELECTRICAL PROCESS.
Great Saving to Be Effected in the Cost of
A reduction of th cost of casting steel,
iron, and other metals by 50 per cent., a great
saving in time, the production of castings
free from oxidization and blow holes, and.
most important ot all. the production ot pig
iron in mountainous and remote districts
having water cower and ore, but no coal al'
these things may result from the application
of electricity, according to a new process
described in u report to the Department of
State by United States Consul Frank Mason at
Tho process is known as tho "Taussig"
process, and provides for smeltlnir nnd cast
ing metals by electric heat, under the influ
ence of rarefied air. An atr-tigbt furnace,
linen with glazed firebrick, has its hearth con
nected with molds, into v.hich the fused metal
flows by gravitation. Tho firebrick lining
forms an efficient insulation, and the electric
current is sent through the charge directly
without the use of any fuel or the employ
ment ot carbon electrodes. Tnereby tho
fused metal Is nearly pure and free from enr
bon, and the continued exhaustion of the air
and gases produced increases tho fluidity ot
the molten material, prevents oxidation nnd
blistering, aud produces dense, smooth cast
ings of the highest mechanical qualities.
In a small experimental furnace a ton and
a-halfof pig iron was smelted in fifteen
minutes by a current ot 30,000 amperes and
fifty volts about 2,000 horse power. With wat
er power the cast is icry low, and oven using
steam to generate the electrical current there
is an economy in fuel in smelting of thirtv to
fifty per cent. The cost of pig iron, with'oro
at $2.40 per ton, it is said, would not exceed
S3 per ton with a motive power of 1,000
Regulars Needed in Indian Territory to
Acting Secretary Sims of the Interior De
partment yesterday sent to the Secretary of
War a request that a company of troops be
sent to Alderson, Indian Territory, to assist
Indian Agent Wisdom, of the Union Agency,
L T., to preserve peace. The action was
taken In accordance with a telegram received
at the Bureau of Indian Affairs this morning
from Agent Wisdom. If is dated May 11,
and reads as follows:
"In order to avoid bloodshed and protect
the miners who are at work, I ask that a com
pany of soldiers be ordered to Alderson, I.
T., to keep the peace. There are 2,000 miners
who havo struck, and they are exceedingly
boisterous and threatening. My police force,
supported by a squad of marshals, is inade
quate to meet the crisis, and I recard the
.presence of the military ns absolutely essen
tial, i-rompi action aione will present
serious trouble. Answer."
Immediately upon the receipt of tho tele
gram Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs
Armstrong recommended that the Secretary
ot War be requested to order troops sent tb
Alderson. The troops can only be used for
the purpose requested by direction ot the
President, and so fat no action has been
taken on the request.
PmnDiLnru, Pa May 12,-Col, Robert P.
Dechert, ex-city comptroller and brigadier gen
eral of the First Brigade National Guard of
Pennsylvania, died at noon to-day. CoL
Dechert has been ill since November lost. He
was SI years of age
NELLIE TALKS ABOUT "TIP
Last Interview with the Famous.- and
HOW HE HAS BBBX WRONGED
Hs Tells How Beasts in CipUvity Ars ICil
troated by the Trainers and Others.
The Cruelty of the Superior Raco How
He Heard of His Fats.
I looked at Tip and Tip looked at me. Into
his questioning eyes came a look of peace as
they met mine overflowing with tears.
'There is no need to speak, friend," he said
gently, as if to spare me pain. "Your face
tells me the decision. Do not grieve!"
"Poor, poor Tip!" I cried brokenly, as I
reached out my hands and clasped the sensi
tive trunk held forth to me in kindly greet
ing. "I havo failed, miserably failed!"
"Griee not, if you are my friend," he
pleaded. "I am glad to go. Your dream ot
freedom did make me feel for a while that lite
was sweet, but be resigned; we do not know
what your dream might have brought to me,
we know this means eternal rest."
I could only bow my head to hide my fall
ing tears. Tip andft had long been friends.
I knew him well and loved him. Often had
we talked together, and I fear Tgave him un
wise advice that led to bl3 destruction. So I
felt I owed him all the greater loyalty when
It was rumored that ho must be put to death.
The day before the park commissioners met
to decide his fato I went to Tip and told him
my dream. A mad one, he warned me. but
still he seemed happier while listening to it
than I bad ever seen him before.
I would go to the commissioners, I said,
and Oak them how much a dead elephant or a
bad one was worth to them. I would give
them 61,000 for Tip's life, and then I would
ship him back to his native country and set
him free. ,
TId met all my plans withwSo arguments.
The thought of freedom wa3 very sweet, but
there were obstacles. I reminded him that
there wa3 no harm In trying.
But I failed to save him. Without a word
in his defense, except mine, he was con
demned to death. I conld do no more than
carry tne sad tidings back to my friend. I
wanted to be the first to break it to him.
"It is useless. Tip. I can' do nothing," I
confessed with tears.
"You can do much, friend," Tip answered
gravely. "When I am dead speak for my
kind. Tell of man's Inhumanity to beast.
Use me as the subject of your text and ask
that justice may be granted the beast. They
call me brute, they condemn me to death
He gave a heavy sigh and leaned wearily
against tho side of bis small stall.
"Look at me. look at my surroundings! "
he continued slowly. "Have I committed as
many sins against man as man has against
"They say my temper is bad, but they do
not say anything about my poor sore feet and
cramped body," he went on, bitterly. "They
say I tried to, kill my keepers, but they do not
say how much I honied in pain at the prod
ding of the cruel steel."
Tlpswaed from side to side, and then
with his trunk tried to ease the chain that
bound bis right foreleg.
"Does your leg pain much." I asked.
"Yes. and, strange to say. I do not get used
to it. Look at my feet! Did you ever fee
anything more cnllons and sore.' That comes
from standing three j ears upon a board floor.
If I could but bo permitted to step upon tho
ground! Sometimes on wet days tno smell
of the earth penetrates my little prison, nnd
I almost go mad with a desire to beat down
my bars and cool my burning leet upon the
H stopped suddenly, and looking at me
for a moment, asked: "Is the grass green and
have the trees budded?"
"Yes, Tip. I never saw the park look
lovelier than it does to-day," was mv reply.
"How often you have told mo i am In a
park, jet what do I know of lb beauty?
Through my only window, that small skylight
high above my head, I can occasionally get a
gllmpso of the sky. but that Is all. Of course,
not being beasts, people can't know how I
long to gaze upon nature. Oh, this life is
Poor Tip broke down and I dared not
speak, because I could not say one word In
defense of my race.
"When I am dead," he began again,
"tell them I love cleanliness. No human
ever loved a bath better than I do, but for
three j ears what have I had? If my keepers
thought I was about to die of the heat in this
miserable box they would sprinkle me with a
hose. Look at my hide! It is in such astate
of filth that my own odor makes me ill. Often
when I havo heard a heavy rain I have almost
gone mud in my desire lo feel the cleansing
shower upon my back.
"And bow much we drink! I can take
eleven gallons of water Into my stomach at
once I need it and I get instead a bucket
ful! Then look at my food! Wo nre all par
ticular about our eating. I cannot eat dirty
food any more than a man can. I say I can
not! I must or starve. Tell them that when
I am dead. Ask when I nm dead if I have
been given justice. Ask them this: Ifamiui
who had never committed a fault was made
a prisoner and confined by a chain around
his leg to the floor of a small stall, lis head
chained down so that he could not raise it,
and for three years he was given no exerciso,
had no baths, was fed unpalatable food, and
roughly handled by hi3 keepers, It he should.
In utter despair, attack hb keepers, could
men say ho did wrong?"
"They would not, they could not," I reply
"Why, my kind have always been man's
friend." Tip added, thoughtfully. "We have
been domesticated from time immemorial. I
have heard my father, a -leader' of a herd,
say that we were aiwaysused In the armies of
kings in India, and that, housed on our
backs, the monarch's subjects sought to repel
the invasions of Alexander the Great and of
Tamerlane. Even now in my land we help
men to build bridges and make roads. Would
that my fate had been In such lines. My
mother used to warn me against the danger
of capture, thinking that life in the jungles
and mountains was better than life among
bridge builders, but little she knewot the hor
rors of a menagerie. Work Is heaven by com
parison, for by that we do get exercise and
fresh air and baths. I thought nothing could
be worse than a circus when I first became
man's property, but I look back to my train
ing, cruel as it was, as joy untold in compari
son to my present position. Training at least
gave me exercise. Oh, how I long lo use my
I could not speak. After a moment of
thought. Tip asked:
"Have you told my fellow-prisoners?"
"I told them yesterday that I Intended to
try to save you."
"What had they to say?"
"They flercoly denounced man's lnhuinanl
ity and some uttered threats. There was not
one spoke in fnvor.of sparing your life. They
said death was the only hope for you, and
many envied you. One little monkey, who Is
dying of consumption, wished he had your
strength; he would not die calmly, but would
die revenging his wrongs. I told the robin
with tho broken wing what the monkey sold,
and the robin bade me give you his farewell
greeting and tell you that he will sing a re
quiem at your death hour. All of our friends
speak kindly of you. Tip, and envy your
Tip's Intelligent eyes wero filled with
"Oh, the cruelty of man," he cried, in an
outburst ot woe. "What sin did I commit
against him or nature? What sin was com
mitted by any of tho animal prisoners here?
For what crime against man are they pun
ished so'inhumanely? What crime are the
little birds guilty of? Haire tuey injured man
that they should be shut out forever from the
green tree3 and blue skies? Tell mc, friend,
what wrong hao we done man?"
'None, Tip; it Is not that," I say In deepest
shame. "You are not kept a prisoner for any
crirao, but to satisfy curiosity."
"To satisry curiosity?" he repeated, doubt
fully. "Can It satisfy curiosity to come here
and gloat at us in our misery and despair?
Does it satisfy curiosity to see how foci are
our pens, bow miserable our food? Does it
satisfy curiosity to see us grow diseased from
confinement, and linger In misery or die, as
do the monkeys, by the score?"
"There can be no other reason for your im
prisonment," I replied. "Science learns noth
ing from it"
Every little while Tin had to lean against
the walls of his prison. His tide was sore
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from the accumulation ot filth, and bis feet
were worn by the hard floor. The chain
which bound him down only permitted him to
move a little distance, and he was enraged
beyond endurance by the chain which encir
cled his body and tusks, preventing him from
raising his head.
As I looked at him, poor pitiable prisoner, I
felt a new peace come Into my heart. He
knew now the calmness ot resignation! I
realized that death was his only release from
He saw the change that came over me, and
be was pleased.
"When is It to be?" he asked, almost long
"They say at early morning. Tney are go
ing to give you poison, and armed men are
going to watch your death struggles for fear
that at yonr last moment yoif will seek re
venire for your wrongs."
"They need not fear." he answered,
proudly. "Tip never struck a friend. No one
can ever say I hit a child oc a woman. I
struck those I had cause to hate. Animals are
"You nave always been a proud fellow, Tip.
Even in your gentleness with women and
children I saw the sign ot good blood."
"I have been told that one ot my ancestors
was an albino; what is called a white ele
phant. You see. the blood shows in tho white
on my head and trunk. For the possession ot
my albino ancestor a protracted war was
waged in the sixteenth century between Slam,
Peru, and Aracan, in the course of which five
kings were killed.
He stopped and seemed lost In thoughts ot
long ago. when he was hapov and free. I
did not like to interrupt him. and stood there
until tho guards came to shut the doors.
Tip looked up. He realized that our last
Earting had come. His eyes glistened softly,
ut he was calm and brave.
"Say to children that I always loved them."
He spoke feelingly. "Remind men that ani
mals are not hypocrites they do not forget
friends or forgive foes. Say farewell to my
fellow-prisoners. My only regret In going Is
that my death does not also liberate them.
To-morrow I shall feel no fever or thirst or
hunger; the prick of the steel shall not make
me cry aloud in agony; my chains will no
longer pain and cramp me; it will not matter
it the trees be green and this den hot; to-morrow,
and Tip will owe man a first favor, will
acknowledge his first kindness release from
suffering. You weep, but my heart rejoices,
because I know you would not deny me rest.
I took his poor, tender trunk, made as sensi
tive by his Creator as one's eye and oh, it was
so stabbed and sore and scared from the cruel
steel and pressed it to my cheek.
One moment we stood in silence, and in
silence I walked away, blinded by tears, but
thanking God that in creating life he also
Tip Is at rest; but whatof the poor prisoners
he left behind? Who will release them?
Nellie Ely in New York World.
WEST END GOSSIP.
And now it comes to light that Count Henri
de Frankenstein, about whose marriage to
Miss Brewster such a noise was made in
Washington society, is not a count after all,
but simply M. de Frankenstein. It is stated
by a writer in the New Tork Commercial Ad
vertiser that the Russian consul in that city
refused to vise the marriage certificate be
tween Henri de Frankenstein and Miss
Brewster because do Frankenstein was given
the title of "count," and it further appears
that after the consul's action in the matter
de Frankenstein dropped the prefix ot
"count" from his visiting cards. It further
appears that de Frankenstein is not so much
to blame, after all, as his wife and mother-in-law,
who persuaded him to adopt the title in
order to obtain more social prestige in New
We have donned our thinking cap and are
silently wondering what effect this discovery
will have on Washington society and such
persons who vied with each other to do honor
to the count and countess by giving so many
teas, luncheons, dinners, and other functions
for their benefit. I think it was the Brazilian
minister and Madame de Mendonca who set
the ball a rolling, and many other social
swells followed In their lead. I remember
hearing last winter that the Mcndoncas were
"not at home" to a young girl who repre
sented one of the papers here when she went
to get some Information. Yet, of course, a
"count" Is different.
Sir Julian and Lady Pauncefote are always
most friendly and cordial to representatives
of the press. They recognize the fact that
reports f torn the official society of the capital
are necessarily a feature ot interest to the
whole country, and instead of frowning upon
any young womaiwho goes.to them in search
of news Lady Pauncefote receives them her
self and gives them not only all sought for in
formation, but as much encouragement as
possible. She thinks It Is very clever and ex
tremely praiseworthy in the American girls to
support themselves in tbb fashion, and, like)
the broad-minded woman she is, does all she
can to farther their interests.
People of broad human sympathies are
rare, however, here as everywhere else. There
is b, set of nobodies in Washington society
wfio assume to be somebodies, and they wish
that other people would do likewise. They
are people who are not sure ot themselves,
and who canyon an immense amount of
business on a very small social capita'. As
an Illustration, the wife of one ot the ministers
of a very insignificant Central American
province lives at present In Washington. She
was from a Philadelphia family who are
neither distinguished nor wealthy, but like
Pooh Bab. their family pride is something in
conceivable. Her father was a Presbyterian
minister of the most unpopular sort. In
Philadelphia they were nobodies. Yet in
Washington the social adulation and the little
importance that is vested in a minister ot an
out-of-the-corner Central American republla
Is too much for the small amount of brain
this woman possesses. At a recent social
innctlon, I am told, a relative who is every
way her equal except the accident of being
the wife of a foreign minister croased tna
room to speak to the minister's wife. The
latter drew herself up with the most offensive
hauteur, pretended not to know the other,
though she knew her as well as she knew
The fact that Mrs. Cleveland is superior to
this sort of thing Is donbtless one of the most
potent sources ot her popularity. 8ho is far
above thb) sort of weakness, which in all ele
gant society i3 looked upon more and more
with disfavor. Mrs. Cleveland is not afraid
to know an old friend, even if down in the
world as far as fortune is concerned. The
fact of being obliged to work for an honest
living does not in any way lessen her regard
for them. Mis3 Helen Louise Johnson, the
plucky little woman who was giving cooking
lessons at the Pure Food Exposition in Con
vention hall last winter, was a former school
mate of Mrs. Cleveland. While she was la
Washington she called at the White House,
was recehed cordially In Mrs. Cleveland's
apartments, and had the children brought In
to see her. Miss Johnson held baby Esther '
on her lap, and was accorded the welcome of
a friend and old associate. Miss Johnson is
editor of Table Talk.
Everybody that was anybody and others
who didn't pretend to bo somebodies went to
the circus on Monday afternoon. It was a
novelty to society people. There were three
nogs and as many things as one person
with three pair of eyes could have looked at
at once, but decidedly the piece de resistance I
was the Chinese minister's presence with his .
family and suit. Mr. Yang Ju has not been f
seen enough in Washington to escape curious
attention. Not only Mr. Yang Ju but all the
little Yang Jus were there, and the cute little
"China baby." as some one called It, wa3
there in her nurse's arms, as were most of the
legation attaches, making quite a large party
of celestial bodies. After the circus the min
ister nnd his wife, with the children, took a
drive around the parks to see the pretty flow
ers and the statues of the United States
heroes. Doabtles3 the minister gave his
small sons a lesson in history and advised t
them to emulate Jackson with his reached
hair and Lafayette with his French attitude,
for the little boys were in the carriage with
their mamma and papa, while the poor little
inconsequent girl baby was In one of the rear
carriages with her curse.
Mrs. John Tarsney is back again at Wll
lard's. after an absence of several months
from the city. Ic will be remembered that y
Mr. and Mrs. Tarsney were in Mexico with '
Mr. Wilson during his visit there and illness.
Mr. Wilson saw nothing of the country at all
in his prostrate condition, as even when he
was moved from the private car to the hotel
on a stretcher his head was covered to keep
the dust from his eyes, which were denied
even a look at the Mexican skies that Mrs.
Tarsney says ore so radiant and different
from any she has seen in any country. The
tour that the party took to Mexico was In
tended to last only two weeks. On account
of Mr. Wilson's Illness it lasted three
The ladies of the party managed to see
something of the country when they could
leave Mr. Wilson, who was in charge of a
skilled nurse. They were charmed with
Mexico and the people, who are hospitable
and amiable, and especially polite to stran
gers. The customary phrase "It Is yours" was
very amusing to the ladles. Mrs. Tarsney
thinks a visitor might produce many startling
sensations if they wero to take this form ot
"For instance, if you were to praise a
lady's bonnet and she were to say, as she in
variably does to such a comment, 'It is
yours,' she might feel Inclined to take It
amiss if you wore to remove it from her
However, tho Mexican women seldom wear
bonnets, as Mr. Tarsney say3. The usual
head covering, like that of the Spanish
women, Is a mantilla of black, and many ot
the Mexican women are exceedingly beauti- i
Gen. Frtsbee, with his wife and daughter,
Mrs. Sequera, who are now at the Arlington,
were especially attentive to Mr. and Mrs.
Tarsney while they were In Mexico. A dinner
was given to them by Gen and Mrs. Frbbee
that Mrs. Tarsney says was as elaborate and
elegant in all respecta ns any to which she
has ever been invited. The wife of Gen. Frls
bee, a Mexican woman, is the mother of nine
Several evening ago I called upon Mrs. M.
E. Delano, who lives with her daughter, Mrs.
G. B. Chittenden, in one of the prettiest and
most homelike places ot Mount Pleasant. It
was the first house ever bulltthere, and is
surrounded by ample grounds and abundance
of trees and shrubs. Mrs. Delano is Margaret
E. Spencer, writer of the many interesting '
articles frequently eeen in one of our home
papers, and in several others It must bo con
fessed, as they are published by a New York
syndicate. Mrs. Delano has lived in Wash
ington many years, and enjoys an extended
acquaintance here an acquaintance that is ot
great value to her in a literary way, and adds
interest to her sketches. Mrs. Delano leaves
next week with Mrs. Chittenden and her
children for their Bummer cottage on Long
I'tom Over the Ocean. 4
Liverpool, May It The annual convention of '
the Irish National League of Great Erittln was
opened here this morning, Mr. T-P. O Connor.
M. P., president, presiding. Addresses wete
made advising tbo Irlsa party to matutain a
close and constant alliance with the liberals. In
asmuch as the British masses had maintained
an unswerving fidelity to the principle ut horn
rule for Ireland.,