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TOL.l. NO. 156.
Critical Illness of the Original "Little
Lord Fauntlcroy."
His Parents Were in Europe, but Cablegrams
Were Sent Urging Their Immediate Tte
turn Dr. Burnett Came Last Night and
Mrs. Bnrnett Is Expected To-morrow.
Vivian Burnett, the original of his mother's
famous book "Little Lord Fauntlcroy," is
lying critically ill with typhoid feKr at the
residence of his father, Dr. Swann II. Bur
nett, No. 1770 Massachusetts avenue. Dr.
Burnett, in responso to a cablegram sent to
him and bis wife, who wcro in Europe, reached
the city last night from Encland, nnd Mrs.
Burnett, who Is now approaching tbo shores
of America, will bo at her beloved son's bed
side Wednesday morning.
The many who know Mrs. Trances Hodgson
Burnett and who are familiar with her o cry
day home life will realize what a crushing
blow it will be should Vivian pass out. She Is
a woman of depp, tender.nature, and the love
which she bears her boy Vivian is but faintly
shown in the story of 'Tnuntleroy," which
has appealed with the force of sympathy to
the mother heart throughout the world. The
interest so caused is intensified by the recol
lection of tho peculiarly pathetic story of the
death a fow years ago of Lionel, whom
she bravely kept in ignorance of
his fate, nnd who went to sleep
forever in his mother's arms, murmuring
'good night, mother, you will bo with me
when I awake?"
Vivian, who is a tall, handsome youth of
seventeen years, has been very ill ut his homo
here for about three weeks with an obstinate
nttnckof typhus of the most malignant type.
He is a student nt Harvard and, after having
passed his examination success! ully.hewent to
Newport, where he stayed until a month ago.
Dr. Burnett and Mrs. Burnett went to Europe
some months ngo, he intending to" return
here about the 25th instant and Mrs. Burnett
to remain until the fall.
Vivian was in excellent health during the
summer and up to about a month ago. He
left Newport and enmo to this city the 27th of
July, intending to remain a short while nnd
then spend the rest of tho vacation in Vir
ginia. Ho was only home a few days when tho
symptoms of the disease camo on. Ho made
but a few visits, and among tho first one to Miss
Eflle Macfarland, who Is an intimate friend
of the family and who has given him a
mother's care during his illness. It was
Miss Macfarland who spoke last night to Tun
Times reporter in the most affectionate terms
of the patient, but who, in fact, was too
much affected by the grief of the household
to speak at length on the subject.
As soon as it was known that the young
man was seriously ill there came telegrams
to JIIss Macfarland from numbers of people
who knew her close relations to tho family
and that Mr. nnd Mrs. Burnett were abroad.
She has also received the great number of
people of this city who hne called to make
daily inquiry. The physicians oh the case
are Dr. Hawkesand Dr. O'Kcilly. consulting,
who lett hero a few days ago with President
A lew days ago tho case had become bo
serious, with the probability of n fatal ter
mination, that it was deemed necessary to
cable to Vivian's father and mother nt Brus
8eIIs. Miss MncFarland said that Yhinn was
informed that his father was coming, butthey
concealed the fact that his mother had been
summoned. Nothing, they thought, would
hav e more clearly Indicated to tho young
man bis desperate condition than the cfreum
itance that his mother had been summoned
in such haste.
It was explained to blm that Dr. Bnrnett,
who bad gone to Scotland to attend n medical
convention, had concluded his business there
and was coming home. Mrs. Burnett was to
spend the summer In Germany and is accom
panied by Miss Haideo Williamson, daughter
of Gen. Williamson. No sadder news could
possibly have been received by these devoted
parents than that which they have so lately
received. The beautiful relations of affection
between 3Irs. Burnett und her children ore
well known to her wide clrclo of friends. Tho
critical illness of Vivian Burnett is received
with melancholy interest among her
friends as was the sad death from con
sumption of their youngest son nt
Paris four years ago. "All that human aid
could do was done to savo the young life.
Mrs. Burnett traveled with him in England,
Germany, and France, remaining with him
constantly until bo passed away at Pari3 In
her arms, up to the last moment unconscious
of the fact that he was In tbo shadowof death.
No sadder and yet more beautiful death can
be imagined than that. It was said late last
night that the recollection of that sad event
must have intensified tho great sorrow of the
parents when they received in Europe the sad
news of the critical illness of the remaining
Dr. Burnett reached New York yesterday
on tho White Slnr Line from Liverpool. Mrs.
Burnett, Miss Williamson, and Mrs. Burnett's
maid will arrive here to-morrow morning.
On his arrival in New York there was n tele
grnm awaiting Dr. Bnrnett 6tatlng that his
fon's condition was Improving and to be
hopeful. Dr. Burnett arrived home last night
at 3 o'clock, just as The Times reporter called.
Ho was received first outside by Miss Mac
farland and In the hall by Miss Jordan, both
of these ladles reassuring him of the hopes
expressed in the telegram. A sadder visit or
a more tender and affectionate welcome could
not be imagined than that to J)r. Burnett last
Miss Macfarland said that the patient, while
suffering greatly, has exhibited wonderful
control over his feelings. Through it all he
has realized his condition and had asked that
his parents bo sent for. Vivian is now about
seventeen years of ngo, exhibiting, notwith
standing the ravages of his complaint, tho
lines of that boyish beauty so familiar to
every one who has read "Little Lord
Tauntleroy" There nro thousands who
read tho story of the critical illness
of Vivian Burnett, who for the sake of the as
sociations, will wish him an early recovery,
and other thousands who will express the
same wish, with tho added interest 'of inti
mate friends of himself nnd family. It was
regretted among all who know of the favor
able telegram to Dr. Burnett yesterday that a
similar assurance could not have been sent to
the loving mother, now on her way across the
Atlantis to the bedside of on affectionate son.
No More Lighting of Streets Can Be Done
in That War.
A. A. Thomas, president of the United
States Electrio Lighting Company, has been
notified by the Commissioners of the District
that the late appropriation for electrio light
ing on one or more streets of
Washington and Georgetown are
such as to prohibit any payment
from that appropriation for lighting by means
of overhead wires in whole or in part. Con
sequently his company, ho is told, should
either cease to light tho public lamps in cir
cuits, any part oi which is supplied by over
head wires, or dispense with, overhead wires
without delay.
Harry T. Guss Wants Three Thousand
Dollars for Goods Burned in Their
Warehouse Tire.
The first of tho threatened suits against ths
George W. Knox Express, as a result of the
recent destruction by Are of tho large storage
warehouse in this city, was cdmmeneed yes
tarday by Harry T. Guss, who filed a bill of
complaint, in which ho claims 83,000 as dam
aces for goods destroyed whilo in the custody
of the defendants.
Tho complaint names William S. Knox,
George V. Knox, John O. Knox, and Mrs.
Mary Van Arsdale as defendants, nnd alleges
that ' they made some misrepresentations to
the pnblio in stating that they kept a safe,
fireproof, and socure warehouse for the safe
keeping of goods and chattels. Tho plaintiff
states that he relied upon tho correctness of
tho inducements held out by the defendants,
and that on the 29th of June last he delivered
to them certain household furniture, siher
warojjlothing, music, surgical instruments,
personal papers, and manuscripts t:o tho value
of ?3,000. These goods, ho says, were de
stroyed by flro through the negligence nnd
carelessness of the defendants and their em
ployes. Ho says he paid the storago charges in nd
vance, and that ujion receiving the goods
nnd charges, it was the duty of the defend
ants totnko duo nnd proper enre of the
goods, which they did not do. Tho plaintiff
declares that the defendants nnd their agents
and employes conducted tho business, with
such cnrolesslcss and negligence with respect
to his goods nnd took so little care of his
goods nnd tho building that both were de
stroyed by Are.
In enumerating some of the culpable acts of
tho defendants Mr. Guss claims that they
failed to observe the usual precautions against
fire by stabling a large number of horsss in
tho building, by storing bay and other com
bnstiDle and inflammable materials therein,
by allowing n certain wagen with a motor or
vessel containing gasoline or other dangerous
and Inflammable fluid to bo brought into the
building, nhd in permitting unknown persons
to have access to and go within the building
at late hours of tho night.
He states that he has mado a demand for
$3,000, tho valuo of his goods, from tho de
fendants and they refuso to pay him, hence
his suit.
The action will come up lor trial during the
September term.
Both Houses of Congress Act on a Few
Bills of Interest to People of
the District.
The article in Sunday's Times, showing
the backward state of District legislation,
apparently had some effect on Congress yes
terday, for both in tho Senate and House
several bills of interest were considered and
some passed.
In tho Senate Mr. Gillinger socured unani
mous consent to take up the bill preventing.
the recording of sub-divisions of land in the
office of the recorder of deeds. The bill ap
plies whether the sub-division is to be re
corded directly, or whether merely attached
to a deed. Congress having settled on the
width and direction of suburban streets so as
to conform with those in the city, record
ing of sub-dlviions interferes with this plan.
Such a record should be in the surveyor s of
fice, but the law is not so enforced. The bill
was passed without division.
An nttempt to take up the bill providing
for a national home for aged nnd infirm col
ored persons, to cost 8100,000. which is to be
expended out of the freedmen's fund now In
tho Treasury Department, failed, Mr. Gor
man objecting to I he consideration of such
an important measure now. He thought the
sum was so largo that a full Senate ought to
be on hand when It was considered.
In tho House, the bill allowing corpora
tions in the District to secure an extension of
their charters for twenty years was passed.
The bill provides thatby filing in tho office of
tho recorder of deeds of tho District a cer
tificate signed by a majority of the trustees
certifying that at a stockholders' meeting, by
n vote of two-thirds of the stock, it has been
decided to continuo the corporate life, of the
company, a now charter for any period not
exceeding twenty years may bo allowed. The
filing is equivalent to issuance of a charter.
Negro National Democratic League Objects
to "Afro-Amcncnn" Bureau Practices.
Steps have Deen taken for the abolition of
the Afro-American Bureau of Organization of
the Democratlo Congressional Committee
which has recently become so prominent by
its chairman, Robert G. Still, sending political
assessment letters to all negro office-holders
in the Federal departments.
The Negro National Democratic League
has taken a decisive stand against the bureau,
and President H. C. C. Astwood, of the
league, and Socretary Rev. r. H. White will
to-day submit a recommendation for the
abolishment of the bureau to Senator Faulk
ner and Lawrence Gardner, of the Congres
sional committee. The action is the result of
n discussion at the conference of tho league
recently held at Indianapolis. Mr. Robert G.
Still, the chairman, could not bo seen yester
day. It was said at tho office of tbo bureau
that be would not return until this morning.
C. H. J. Taylor, recorder of deeds, said
yesterday at the Indianapolis convention the
oxecutive committee was instructed by the
league to requost the Democratlo Congres
sional committee to abolish the bureau of
which Bobert G. Still is chairman. The mo
tion to abolish the bureau was unanimously
adopted by tho league with tho exception of
two votes, one of which was cast by Mr. Still
himself and the other by his colleague.
"This action was taken by tho league be
cause the bureau is doing more harm than
good," sold Mr. Taylor. "The president of
the league, the secretary, and myself agreed
at first to act with tho bureau, but we heard
it was indulging in questionable practices, or
at least practices which we could not Indorse,
so we withdrew from it."
Senator Faulkner will bo seen to-day for
his indorsement of the abolition of the bu
reau, and it will then be wiped out of exist
Archbishop Vllntte Sots He Is Authorized
to Establish a New Church.
Cleveland. Ohio, Aug. 20. The conven
tion of the Independent Polish Catholics,
which was to open in this city to-day, Is post
poned until to-morrow. There has been no
further disorder after yesterday's riotous
demonstration between two factions of the
local Poles, when ono man was shot, but not
seriously injured, and several others were
slightly Injured.
In his address to the assembled Poles,
Archbishop Vilatte, of Green Bay, Wis., said
he camo to the members of the new church as
an ambassador of Jesus Christ, ordained by
the patriarch of Antloch, himself a subject of
tho Catholic church; that he came with all the
powers possessed by tbo Roman hierarchy,
and he also came to establish a Catholic
church in America according to tho United
States laws.
Nothing More Serious Than That the Mat
ter with the President.
Bczzabds Bat, Mass., Aug. 20. President
Cleveland's health continues to Improve, and
rumors that his ailment Is mors serious than
malarial fever Is scouted by Dr. O'Reilly.
The President declines to say anything about
administration matters. Ha will probably
leave for Washington to-morrow.
5' - .s
If Republicans Try to Prevent Demo
crats from4Making Speeches.
This Session Is Over to AH Intents and Pur
poses "Fop-gun" Bills Reported and
Placed Upon the Calendar Amendments
Made in Committee to Three of Them.
Republican leaders say this sosslon Is ovor
to all intents and purposes and they Includo
in this the making of speeches as well as the
passage of bills. It is understood that Sena
tors Allison nnd Lindsay desire to mako
speeches of some length on tho present status
of tariff legislation and It Is posslblo that both
oi these speeches will bo mado by the court
esy of tho Henato, although tho Republicans
said yesterday that the interdict ngainst any
more business included also speeches. Some
of the'Democrnts nssert, however, that if any
attempt is mado to prevent speeches on tho
Democratic side that a quorum of the Senate
will be recalled under duress and by the Ser-geant-nt-Arms.
This may lend to some ugly feeling if in
sisted upon. If Senator Lindsay should get
the floor he could not be Interrupted by points
of no quorum as he could not be taken off tho
floor without his consent, but wheneer the
nttempt is made to call up the resolution
upon which ho is to speak the point can bo
mnde, and tho present indications nre that
when the Senate meets again there will not
ben quorum present, as a uumocrof Sena
tors Intend leaving before Wednesday.
More errors are constantly being discovered
in tho tariff bill, and petitions nre being made
to Washington to have many of them cor
rected. Tho New York Evening Tost last
nigbt said:
"It was said to-day at the custom house
hero that through a mlstako in punctuation
importations of all drugs nnd mediciucs are
prohibited. The Intention was to stop the
bringing In of drugs nnd medicines in aoor
tion practice."
Importers and merchants in San Francisco
claim another serious blunder has been made.
Under tho proposed law cocoanut oil is ad
mitted freo of dutj, but cobra, which is the
raw material of which tho cocoanut oil is
manufactured, is subjected to a duty of 30
percent. Twelvo leading firms have tele
graphed a protest to the Treasury Depart
ment. Commissioner Miller, of tho Internal Reve
nuo Bureau, in anticipation of tho changes
which will bo mado in the rate of internal
revenue taxes to be paid undcr.tho new net,
has completed every arrangement for carrying
it into effect as soon as it becomes n law.
New desigus of stamps for plaj Ing cards have
been approved, and the work of printing nnd
packing them will begin nt once, so that
every reveuuo district in tho country will be
supplied as soon ns the stamps can bo carried
to them by the mails after the bill becomes a
law. A new design for n stamp to be used in
rewarehousing spirits in general bonded ware
houses will be ready for issuo, as will also the
new stamps taxing leaf tobacco sold by deal
ers direct to consumers as manufactured to
Circulars of instructions in nil cases have
been prepared, and everything is in complete
readiness for tho change. Tho attention of
the Treasury officials wns called to the report
of an error in the punctuation of section 10
of the free list, which might bo construed to
prohibit the importation of nil drugs and
medicines. After n careful reading of the
original bill it was tho unanimou: opinion of
the Treasury experts that such a construction
would be forced and nonsensical. The Secre
tary, it was 6tatod, would certainly rule
ngainst any point that all drugs were excluded
from importation, nnd it is believed tho Su
preme Court would sustain tho ruling.
Many questions as to tho operation and
construction of tho tariff bill hnvo been pre
pared at the Treasury, but Secretary Carlisle
has declined to answer hypothetical queries
until tho bill becomes law. There is no
further information ns to when this will occur,
but it is not expected until tho end of tho
week. .
Pressure will undoubtedly be brought to
bear on the President to induce him to take
prompt action in order to savo Internal reve
nue duties on whisky now being taken out
of bond.
roraux bills ox the calendar.
The four supplementary tariff bills were
yesterday first reported to the Sonato and
placed on the calendar, three having amend
ments. Tho free sugar bill was amended so
as to retain tho 40 percent, ad valorem duty
on all sugars and to strike out the differential.
The free coal bill was modified so as to in
clude a reciprocity nrrangement nnd the
penalty of the present 75 cent duty imposed
on countries where no reciprocity provision
prevails. The barbed wire bill amended so
as to coyer the raw material and tho manu
factured article in the case of both barbed
and general fence wire. It being claimed that
the House bill only covered the raw material.
The iron ore bill was not changed.
In the House the Tarsney bill for free lead
ore was placed on tho calendar. It is not yet
certain whether tho bill repealing the exemp
tion of alcohol used In the arts from taxation,
inadvertently inserted in the tariff bill, will
pass, but It is expected that it will. Senator
Allison said yesterday that the Republicans
were ic favor of it, but could not, of course,
control the action of any one man in object
ing. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Miller was at the Capitol yesterday to urge
prompt action. He claims tho error unless
corrected will cost the government 810,000.000
at least. It is thought tho bill will be allowed
to pass when aajoumment is m sight.
The Kcntuckian Wanted to Speak but the
Pennsylvania!! Suggested No Quorum.
After the supplementary tariff bills wore
presented yoslcrday Senator Aldrieh explained
that tho Republicans did not join in tbo report,
and Senator Mitchell announced a proposed
amendment to the sugar bill for a duty on
wool. Senator Quay also announced that he
had some amendments. Prior to this Senator
Allison bad suggested that the vote of the
Senate for a sugar bounty should bo con
strued as instructions to that effect to the
Finance Committee.
The formalities being completed Senator
Gorman moved when tho Sennto adjourn it be
to meet on Wednesday, which motion pro
Tailed. Then as Senator Lindsay was about
to deliver a speech Senator Quay suggested the
absence of a quorum. There were only thirty
eight Senators present so an executive ses
sion was taken and then on adjournment.
During the day several unimportant bills
were passed, among them ono authorizing
the Secretary of War to return soma Massa
chusetts flags.
In the House there were possibly fifty mem
bers present; a number of minor bills were
passed, among them one appropriating 85,000
for carrying out our convention with Vene
zuela, and a joint resolution to pay the offi
cers and employes of the Houso and Senate
their salaries for August on Thursday next.
The Tarsney Ires lead ore bill was placed on
the calendar.
An attempt was made to pass the resolution
congratulating Hawaii, but objection was
made on account of Mr. Boutelle's absence.
The Houst then adjourns
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Breckinridge Appeals for Mercy Inasmuch
as lie Has Confessed Ills Sins.
Lexixotox, Ky., Aug. 20. CoL W. P. C.
Breckinridge spoke this afternoon at George
town, the county seat of Scott county nnd tho
home of non. W. C. Owens, who Is his most
powerful opponent In his struggle for te-olec-tion.
Special trains were run from all parts
of the district. The Lexington special from
Breckinridgo's homo took the majority of the
crowd. Tho siieaking took placo in the court
room, which held about COO people.
CoL Breckinridge was introduced by John
A. Lewis, of Georgetown. His address was
an nppeal for mercy Inasmuch as he had con
fessed his sins, nnd' laid himself nt tho feet of
his peoplo. Ho told how ho loved tho people
of Scott, but his reference to the late Vice
President Richard M. Johnson was so fresh in
the minds of the people thero, that his recep
tion was rather cold
Prof. J. P. Nelson, a teacher in the Ken
tucky Stato College at Lexington, was shot In
the leg whilo trying to prevent a difficulty
between n negro and a white man named
glass. Both Nelson and Gloss are strong
Brcckinridgo men, and Glass. In attempting
to shoot tho negro, in some way hit Nelson.
The big Owen? barbecuo will be held hero
at Breckinridge's homo Wednesday. Ten
beeves, 1.E00 pounds mutton, 1,000 gallons of
burgoo, nnd 5,000 loaves of bread have been
prepared to feed the crowd. The women of
the district interested in the defeat of Breck
inridge will furnish a basket dinner for 2.500
persons. The speakers will bo W. C. Owens,
David Thornton, of Versailles; George B.
Kinead, of this city, nnd Gcorgo C. Lockhart,
of Paris.
Nearly $2,000,000 in Taxes Uncollected
by County Officers.
MEMrins, Tenn., Aug. 20. The Memphis
grand jury haj unearthed frauds of gigantic
proportions. Through the criminal careless
ness and neglect of tho county officials the
State and county havo been defrauded out of
nearly 82,000,000 in revenue during tho past
eight years.
The grand jury began nn Investigation n
few days ago and discovered that nearly COO
saloons nnd several other firms, embracing
about every branch of business, had not paid
n cent in taxT-s and privileges ic eight years.
Theory made n partial report of its work to
the criminal court to-day, and as a result 73G
indictments l:ao been returned against tbo
delinquents. "
The investigation is continued and it is
said the jury will next turn its attention to
the derelict officers. Under tho statute they
con be indicted for every case whore they
failed to collect taxes or licenses. The inves
tigation is the result of a change in the office
of criminal judge. Judge L. 1. Cooper has
announced tbnt ho intends to enforco the law
to the letter and cvory person convicted will
bo punished. The disclosures havo created a
sensation Tbo citizens nro organizing to aid
the criminal court In bringing in the delin
quents to juitlce.
Eleven Thousand New Ilcdford Spinners
Have Stopped Work.
New Bedford, Mass., Aug. 20. Over 11,
000 operatives have stopped work here, nearly
every mill in the city is silent, and probably
the greatest textilo strike New England ever
'saw is on.
Secretary Ross, of the Spinners' Union,
says that the members of his union have lined
up for a longetrugglo, and confidently expect
tbnt it will be of six months' duration. Sec
retary Ross, of the Spinners' Union, nnd W.
I). I lowland, treasurer of the New Bedford
Manufacturing Corporation, Recht Spinning
Company, and Howlnnd 31111s Corporation,
three of tho leading mills of the city, had ii
conference this forenoon, and, it is believed,
a settlement will be arranged between these
mills nnd the union. If so, other mills will
be compelled to follow suit, and the labor
troubles will be ut an end.
NEwBEDionDMnss..Aug. 20. At the north
end of tho city considerable excitoment was
caused when it was discovered that a dozen
or more operatives had gone to work at the
Bristol mill, a mob of 1,000 people sur
rounded the mill for au hour. At noon, with
forces augmented, they again surrounded tho
mill and attacked the operatives as they came
out. Ono boy was badly cut about the face.
Tho operatives at work were obliged to re
main in the mill. This was tho only mill at
this end of tho city in which a machine was
Fall RiTEn, Mass.. Aug. 20. All the mills
in town that were running last week started
up this morning in spite of tbo vote of tho
Weavers' Association to take a vacation, but
according to tho reports received only nbout
18.000 of tho 00,000 looms in the city are run
ning. Tho Wampanong Mills started with
100 looms and then shut down entirely.
Late this afternoon a big change came over
the strike situntlon. It was generally be
lieved that in view of tho procedure of the
Howland, Rotch, nnd New Bedford manufac
turing companies, that tho strike would be
speedily settled. It now transpires that every
manufacturer in the city, outside of thoso
representing the above-mills, have decided to
shut down their mills fornn Indefinite period.
Treasurer Pierce, pf the Wamsutta Mills,
issued this manifesto.
He Thought the Tnrsncy Free Lead Ore Bill
Would Come Up.
Chairman Wilson, of the Ways and Means
Committee, reached Washington from Long
Branch this evening. His early return was
connected with rumors that President Cleve
land would come to Washington at once and
that some action on ths tariff bill was to be
Mr. Wilson denies these statements, but
says that he looks for ths President's return
on Thursday. Finding so many Senators
away from the ctty, he does not think that
there will be any action upon the separate
tariff bills this session.
Mr. Wilson says that his return was mainly
because he thought the Tarsney free load ore
bill would come up, but as so many members
have gone home, he does not look for any
further legislation.
Best Built Man in Chicago.
CniCAao, Aug. 20. Officer Thomas Bir
mingham, who posed as the model for the
Haymorket statue, was dismissed from the
police force to-day for neglect of duty. When
he was chosen from 300 comrades there was
probably no better built man In Chicago. Dur
ing the last three years, however, he has more
than onco been charged with intoxication and
neglect. Every effort has been made to in
duce the policeman to attend more strictly to
his duty, but to no purpose.
Will Oppose the Jnckson-Corbctt Mill.
Sioux Cm, Iowa, Aug. 20. "I will not
permit this prizo fight to occur within the
corporation limits of Sioux City," said Mayor
Fletcher, in speaking of the effort made to
get the Corbett-Jackson match here. "What
is more. I doubt if it will be allowed to be
fought on Iowa soil. So far as my jurisdic
tion Is concerned, I shall unalterably oppose
the movement to have tho battle fought
In the Field of Polltlos.
Senator Teller, in an Interview in Denver,
says that he believes Cleveland Is seriously
Betting his pins for a fourth nomination, but
does not stand a ghost of a show to get it.
Senator Hill, he thinks, Is the coming man of
tho Democratlo party, and has ot late become
very much stronger politically than he was a
year ago.
Josiah Qulney has resigned the chairman
ship of the Democratlo State committee of
Rev. Church Tabor's Wife Says Her
Husband Is Allied with Him.
Ho Obstacle Interposed by the Orief-itrlcken
Pastor, Who Says His Spouse's Hind Ess
Been Affected by a Surgical Operation
Performed Some Tears Ago.
Hasty action by a minister's wife bos
wrecked ono of the heretofore happiest homes
in tho District and paralyzed the religious
work ot the flourishing little Methodist
Episcopal churches at Brookland and Lang
don, On Friday last Mrs. Ida Tabor, wife of Rev.
Church Tabor, pastor of the M. E. Church at
Brookland and Langdon, Informed her hus
band that she had decided to leave him, as
she had fully made up her mind that they
could no longer be happy together.
Mrs. Tabor then sent for n furniture wagon,
packed up what things she thought she
ought to take and was about to ta ke her de
parture, when Mr. Tabor said: "My dear
wife, you ought to take the piano."
"No," she replied, "you bought that and I
do not want anytnlng that I did not pay for."
"But you are going to takoLlbble (the only
daughter and a great favorite with both
parents and sho will mIS3 it."
"Well, if ou want to make it a present to
Llbblo I will be very much obliged to you."
AH this conversation was conducted in the
quietest and pleasantest manner, and both
determined that if separate they must, thero
should be no bitter recollections of the
final parting. Mrs. Tabor called the daughter,
and picking up her three-year-old boy.
Ralph, left the hoseTind removed her things,
except the piano, which jet remains at the
old home, to No. 1220 H street northeast,
urn nusnAXD's fleadixos unheeded.
Meanwhile Mr. Tnbor interposed no ob
staclo to Mrs. Tabor's movements, except to
urge her not to take the step she had deter
mined upon.
She wns obdurnte, however, and finding
that she would not heed his entreaties, Mr.
Tabor later called on the presiding elder of
Washington district, Baltimore Conference
M. E. Church, Rev. Dr. L. B. Wilson, at No.
464 Louislan avenue, and told him about the
affliction that had befallen him.
Dr. Wilson then called to seo Mrs. Tabor
and urged her to reconsider her determina
tion to forsake her husband". Mrs.
Tnbor replied that sho would not
nnd that she had taken the
step because sho was firmly convinced that
her husband had talked about her in the
neighborhood where they have been living,
and that he was In leaguo with the devil to
persecute her.
Dr. Wilson asked Mrs. Tabor to specify one
instance where her husband had said an un
kind word nbout her. but she retired to name
any, saying that sho know ho h.d and that
was enough.
On Saturday Mr. Tabor called to see his
wife, and told her that there were still some
things at their home that she would undoubt
edly need, and if sho would not return to live
with him she had better send for them.
Feeling that his usefulness as a minister of
tho Gospel was practically at an end, 31r.
Tabor on Sunday nddressed the members of
the official board of his church and informed
them of the calamity which had befallen blm
nnd tendered bis resignation as pastor, to
take effect whenever tho proper church au
thorities seo fit to accept it. No action,
however, was taken ou the matter.
Mrs. Tabor called at the old homo again
yesterday and brought tho llttlo boy Ralph,
whom sho left with her husband to be cared
for, and again took some article of furniture
designed to add to her comfort.
Mr. Tnbor was upstairs putting his
two little boys, who had been aban
doned by their mother, to bed, when
a Times' representative last night
called at his house in Langdon. In responso
to the reporter's knock at thu door Mr. Tabor
came down stairs. Tho light ot the lamp
which he carried in his band revealed a dis
mantled home. The nice carpets, which still
remain on tho floor, show that Mrs. Tabor
was surrounded with a goodly share of com
forts, and the testimony of neighbors who
know the minister and his wife is that Mr.
Tnbor was a most devoted husband and
Requesting his visitor to be seated in the
parlor, Mr. Tnbor, with much reluctance, told
the story of his misfortune.
"My wife," said he, "is a grand, good,
women. AU during tho eighteen years we
have been married she has been a great help
to me in my various charges. But about
three years ago she underwent a sur
gical operation which undoubtedly af
fected her mind, and she has now
become imbued with the belief that a
am in league with the devil persecuting her.
Heaven knows,Ihave never said a word against
her in my life. But I don't want to talk about
the affair. There is a gentleman in the village
(whom Mr. Tnbor named) who knows all
about my trouble "
Calling on the gentleman referred to, the
reporter was told tho following in reference
to the trouble between Mr. and Mrs. Tabor:
"I have known the minister and his wife,"
said this gentleman, "since Mr. Tabor has
been our pastor, about four or five months.
Mrs. Tabor is a fine woman, highly educated,
and accustomed to lead In every enterprise In
the church of which her husband was pastor.
Our people are for the most part city people
and have city ways. So when Mr. and Mrs.
Tnbor come out here to live the members of
the church did not think it Incumbent on
them to break their necks to get acquainted
with her. Mrs. Tabor construed this fact to
mean that the peoplo meant to slight her and
she brooded over it considerably.
"Soon after Mr. Tabor tookjeharge of the
church, Mrs. Tabor requested the ladies to
organize a foreign missionary society. The
ladles thought they bad enough mis
sion work on hand by looking after the wants
of the people in the neighborhood,
and sat down on Mrs. Tabor's suggestion.
This worried her still more and she at last
concluded that her husband had talked about
her to the ladles of tbo congregation nnd had
prejudiced them against her and that he had
been able to accomplish this by forming a
leaguo with the devil."
Although comparatively a stranger In the
District ot Columbia. Mr. Tabor was one of
the most prominent ministers in the Vermont
Conference of the M. E. Church, where he
belonged before coming to Washington.
He was presiding . elder ot one ot
the most important districts in the
State for six years, and was aspiring
to the pastorato ot ono ot the largest churches,
with an excellent prospect of success, when
Mrs. Tabor, who was just recovering from the
surgical operation above mentioned blasted
his hopes by her indiscreet actions, and Mr.
Tabor withdrew from tho active ministry for
the time being.
While Mrs. Tabor was in the hospltal.where
the operation was performed, she conceived
the idea that the was not being properly
cared for and so wrote to Mr. Tabor. The
latter hastened to her bedside, and after hav
ing made a thorough investigation, told bis
wife that she was mistaken, nnd that
the physician and other attaches of the Insti
tution were doing all in their power for her.
Suddenly she turned on Mr. Tabor, and in the
most venomous language exclaimed: "Now I
see through It all. You are in league with tho
devil and that is why these people are abusing
Mrs. Tabor soon nfterwnrd left the hospital
and went to her home in Essex, Vt. Ono day
during Mr. Tabor's absenco from the town
Mrs. Tnbor packed her trunk nnd left home,
eventually reaching Washington.
An effort was made to see Mrs. Tabor at the
place where she is stopping, No. 1220 U
street northeast, last night. Mrs. Tabor said
that if the reporter would call to-day in com
pany with Rev. Dr. Wilson she would talk
with him. and further than this refused to
have anything to say.
Successful Contestants in the Different
Events Delighted by the Award of
Medals and Other Tokens.
The Gonzaga lawn party scored a decided
success again last night. There was a largo
attendance and unabated interest manifested
in tbo proceedings.
The exercises were conducted under the
auspices of the colored sodality, and a main
feature was the cake walk. The prize was
awarded to Joseph Washington and Miss LIz
zio Scott, of the Southern Classical Cake
walking Association, which has bad the ben
eflt of the instruction, direction, and leader
ship of Prof. Thomas H. W. Smith.
M. T. Halloran, in behalf of the committee,
awarded the prizes that havo been won dur
ing the progress of the fair, as follows:
To tho babies: Forthe prettiest, agold heart
and gold chain, to Francis Connolly; for the
largest, a silver cup, to Daniel Joseph Burke;
for the smallest, a set of gold dress buttons,
to Agnes McCarthy.
The gold medal, awarded to the best all
around athlete, contest confined to members
ottbeY. M. C. C, was awarded to Henry
In the 100-yard dash, open only to mem
bers of the Emmet Guard, the prize, a gold
medal, was awarded to George A. Brewer.
The prize offered for the fastest time in the
one-quarter-mile bicycle race for ladies was
won by Miss Addle It Mcser.
In the foot races, 100-yards dash, the silver
medal was awardsl to Miss Kate Halloran.
The prize in the 100-yards dash which was
open only to Gonzaga College Cadets was
awarded to Charles L. Ferry. It was a hand
some silver medal. e
In the one-mile running race, open to all,
the prize, a gold medal, was won by Henry
Harry V. Cox won the half-mile bicycle
race, and was awarded a silver medal.
In the mile handicap bicycle race there was
a fine gold medal awarded'to T. H. Wildmon.
A silver medal was given Master J. II.
Fnrber, of Baltimore, for tho fastest time
made in the boys bicycle race.
Harry V. Cox was awarded a bicycle cap
as the prize for the best time mode in the
mile bicycle race No 2.
J. F Brown won the prize, a pocket knife,
offered the winner of the quarter-mile foot
race, open only to boys, and John Elam cap
tured the sack-race premium, a box of cigars.
As heretofore announced, the proceeds of
the fair for the next two nights will be do
nated to the poor and a liberal patronage is
The committee in charge of the athletic
grounds desires to acknowledge with thanks
the vnluable aid rendered by Messrs. M. J.
Falver, P. J. Rowan. T. J. Kealey, David
Thomas, and Joseph Daley, tho efficient as
sistants upon whom a large part of the work
Thanks were also expressed to the press,
bnt especially to The Timer, for courteous
mention during the progress of tho fair.
The fair will close to-morrow evening.
Tolman's Refusal to Obey the Court's Or
der Causes His Arrest for Contempt.
George Russell Tolman, a clerk in the
Treasury Department, was arrseted yesterday
on a warrant issued by Judge Cole, of the
supreme court, for contempt ot tho order of
that tribunal.
Tho contempt of which Tolman is guilty, Is
his refusal to obey the order of the court to
pay his wife, Eva Francis Tolman, about
51,500 alimony. Tolman was sued for di
vorco on January 22. 1892, by his wife, who
secured a decree which required the defend
ant to pay her alimony. He has persist
ently refused to do so, and last month he was
required to show cause why he should not
obey the court's order or bo punished for con
tempt. Judge Hagncr heard the arguments on the
motion, and on July 31 last ordered Tolman
to jay his wife S150 of tho amount due by the
loth of this month or bo committed to jail.
Ho failed to obey this order also, and Mrs.
Tolman's counsel made an application j es
terday for Tolman's arrest, which was at onco
granted and put into excutiou. Ho was
taken before Judge Colo in the afternoon,
and when asked by the judge why he had
foiled to pay tho money he replied that he
did not wish to endanger any of his rights.
This excited the ire of Judge Cole, who re
plied with warmth: "Well, sir, you will either
pay it now or go to jail. Tho case has been
finally adjudicated by Judgo Hagner, and
there is nothing for you to do but to obey his
order or go to jail. I shall not disturb that
order, but I will givo you until 3 o'clock to
pay up or givo bail for your appearance here
to-morrow morning to answer your failure to
obey the order of this court."
Tolman said he would furnish ball, which
he did later in the afternoon. He will appear
in court this morning.
Three Hundred Delegates at the Thir
teenth Annual Encampment.
Datentobt, Iowa, Aug. 20. The thirteenth
annual encampment of the Sons ot Veterans
opened here at 10 o'clock this morning with
300 delegates present, A number ot compa
nies of the Son3 of Veterans Guard, n military
branch of the order, are encamped nt the fair
grounds. At the moming session of thecom
mnnderythe reports of Commander-in-chief
Joseph B. McCobe, of Boston, and Quarter
master General Rudolph Loebenstein. of Chi
cago, were read. They showed the order to
be in good condition and $2,705.11 in the
At the afternoon session tho reports of tho
senior and junlor;commanders. adjutant gen
eral, inspector general, judgo advocate gen
eral, surgeon general, nnd chnplaln-ln-chlef
were read. Thoy showed betterment of the
financial condition of tho order, but less mem
bership In good standing. The Important
recommendations of the commander-in-chief
were that the Sons of Vetcren Independent
Guard, military brunch, be disbanded and re
organized under the jurisdiction of the divi
sion commanderies ot tho order and theorder
be renamed the Military Order of Sons ot Vet
erans; that a new ritual bo adopted and sick
and death benefits be provided for.
Not in Dr. Tollman's Custody.
Chicago, Aug. 20. Dr. W. Lewis Tallman
made a return on the writ of habeas corpus
commanding him to deliver Millionaire Byers,
of Pittsburg, before Judge Sears to-day. The
physician denied that Byers was In his cus
tody or ever had been, except as a patient
receiving medical treatment at his own re
quest. After the hearing of Dr. Tallman's
answer Judge Sears continued tho case until
to-morrow, when a date will be set for the
hearing of final testimony In the kidnaping
case. Dr. Tallman was released from cus
tody, despite the opposition ot Mrs. Byers'
attorney. Mrs. Byers, her mother, Mrs.
Hayes, and several friends were present dur
ing the proceedings.
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His Urgent Request that Judge JUIlei
Reprimand Sergt. Daley.
Reference to the Alleged Spittoon Incident
Causes an Explosion from the Assistant
District Attorney Policeman Gelabert'i
Cue Before the Trial Board.
Tho fow penons who were present In the
office of the clerk of the police court about 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon were witnesses
of u most extraordinary proceeding on the
part of Special Assistant United States Attor
ncr James E. Fugb, jr.
For more than half an hour Mr. Pugh
urged Judge Miller with that vehemence and
eloquence that he uses in prosecuting crimi
nals in the dock, to pledge himself, it Sergt.
Daley shall fail to prove charges which are to
be filed to-day against Warrant Clerk George
M. Washburn before him, the Judge will
reprimand Sergt. Da'ey from the bench.
Judge Miller informed Mr. Pugh that he
would do nothing of the sort '
"If Sergt. Daley," said he, "falls to make
his case, I will simply say so, and this will
exonerate Mr. Washburn."
"But, judge." urged Mr. Pugh, "Sergt.
Daley Is an officer of the court, and if he goes
ont on the street and spreads reports which
he cannot proie against the clerks or other
officers of the court it is, I think, their duty
to punish him."
"I havo nothing to do with what Sergt.
Daley may say on the street," replied Judge
Miller, "and I again say that if Sergt. Daley
fails to prove the charges against Mr. Wash
burn I will say he has failed. I intend to
give him all the time he needs to produce
his evidence. Ho will. I expect, come Into
court to-morrow and file the charges. I will
then appoint a diy to bear them. I Intend
to go to the bottom ot the whole matter if it
takes months to get at that, If Mr. Wash
Dura is innocent, I shall be glad to exonerate
him; if he is guilty he must take the conse
quences." "But suppose," said Mr. Pugh, "that Sergt.
Daley refuses to file charges against Mr.
Washburn to-morrow, would you not repri
mand him?"
"No, sir. If Sergt Daley shall adopt that
course, that will end the matter so far as I am
This ended the incident in regard to the
filing ot charges against Clerk Washburn,
and laying aside for the time being the dig
nity appertaining to the court, Judge Miller
addressing Mr. Pugh. said pleasantly:
"By the way, Mr. Pugh. how about that
spittoon or pillow incident which the papers
have published as occurring one night at the
Fourth precinct police station.
"If you mean to charge me, judge," replied
Mr. Pugh hotly, "with participating In any
such proceedings. I will tell you just as ftold
the witnesses when this alleged evidence was
brought out that it is an infamous lie."
Judge Miller paid no attention to Mr. Pugh's
outburst, and the latter permitted his anger
to subside to n considerable extent
Before, howeyer. he had regained his nor
mal composure Mr. Williams, the auditor of
the court, entered the room, and there was a
wordy altercation between the two In regard
to a small financial transaction.
Mr. Pugh denounced tho statement made
by Mr. Wiliiam3 as a lie, and the latter,
coloring very perceptibly, said angnly:
"Jim, you won't come outside and say that.
I don't light in a courtroom, but you come
outside and call me that name again."
By this time both gentlemen seemed to con
clude that they had talked enough and the
subject was dropped.
Judge Miller, who was spending his vaca
tion at Asbury Park, returned to Washington
expressly for the purpose of Investigating the
rumors affecting the integrity of the warrant
clerk ot his court, Mr. George M. Washburn.
Judge Miller reached the courthouse soon
after 9 o'clock yesterday morning and at
once had a talc with ClerkWasbburn In refer
ence to the rumors. Mr. Washburn denied
that there was any foundation whatever for
any charges by Sergt. Daley or any one else.
The judge then sent for Sergt Daley.
The latter reached Judge Miller's office
soon nfter 1 p. m. and the two gentlemen had
a long conference. Sergt. Daley had with
him a number of affidavits, some of which
have been already published in Tnz Times, in
support of his assertions against Mr. Wash
burn. Judge Miller told Sergt Daley that he
deemed it his duty to make an investigation,
because, he thought, the pro per administration
of the court's affairs demanded it He asked
Sergt Daley to put his charges in writing. In
order that he might know just how to pro
ceed. As has already been stated in The
Times the proper name ot tho man called
William Calloway, who escaped and was re
captured, is William Jordan, and he is now
in the penitentiary.
The charge ot contempt ot court against
Policeman Klinger, which has partly grown
out of the Daley-Washburn matter, will come
up before Judge Mills to-day. The hearing of
testimony is likely to take a wide range, and
.there will be. It is expected, some revelations
that nre likely to make very interesting react
ing. oelabert's unguarded tonoue.
Foliceman Gelabert was before the trial
board yesterday to answer a charge of "con
duct unbecoming an officer" in having noti
fied a saloon-keeper, named Hall, that Sergt
Daley was about to make a raid on his place
for alleged violation of the liquor law. Gela
bert had retained Lawyer Williamson as coun
sel, but 3Ir. Williamson being unexpectedly
called away from town was unable to attend.
Tho board," at tho suggestion of CoL Moore,
offered to postpone the hearing of testimony
until the return of 3fr. Williamson, but Gela
bert said he was willing to go to trial at once.
Sergt Daley was the principal witness for the
Gelabert admitted the truth of much of the
evidence against him, and claimed that his
conduct had been nctuated by wont of thought
nnd grew out ot his limited experience in such
matters at the tlmo the raid occurred. The
trial lasted nearly all day. The testimony
will nt once be written out by Stenographer
Kemp and will probably reach Supt Moore
on Thursday. "The latter will then review the
proceedings ot the trial board and send the
papers to the District Commissioners for flnj
Catholic Sisters May Be Employed.
Ebexsburo, m., Aug. 20. Judge Barker
to-day handed down n decision in the salt
brought by W. T. Kerr, State councillor of the
Junior Order orTnited American Mechanics,
against the board of directors ot the Gallitzen
school to prevent the employment of Catholio
sisters, wearing their religious garb, as teach
ers. The judgo docides that sisters maybe
employed as teachers, that thoy may be at
tired in the garb of their order, and that they
may be addressed by pupils by their religious
names, but refuses to allow tho Catholio
catechism taught Tho costs were divided.
Charged With Taking Bribes.
New Toss, Aug. 20. Supt Byrnes to-day
preferred charges against Police Capt John
T. Stephenson, of the Mulberry street station.
Capt Stephenson Is charged with having re
ceived bribes while In command of the
Leonard street station. He will be tried be
fore the commissioners next Tuesday,
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