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WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 23, 1S91.
MITE HOMES FOR KNIGHTS
Tents Arc Being Rapidly Erected Upon
ifcc Monument Grounds.
CHANGES IN THE PROGRAMME
Illunrinatien of Pennsylvania Avenue Fcst
poned Until Wednesday Night Oca. Car
nanan Expects If ot less Than 50,000 Vis
iters Financial Ontlook Is Brighter.
There was unusual activity in Pythian cir
cles yesterday. Tiarly in the afternoon the
erection of tents was begun, and nearly a
hundred were up at nightfall.
All day Secretary McClintock, of the public
comfort oommittee, was busy at headquarters
answering numerous questions and com
munications regarding quarters, and three
meetings -were held last night. A sufficient
number of rooms have been registered, and
the sign. "No more rooms required," was
posted up yesterday r morning. Mr. Richard
Goodhart stated positively last night that
the date of the Supreme Lodge reception -will
sot be changed.
Owing to the fact tho Pythian parade on
August 26 is announced to take place late in
the day, and will not be over until nearly dark,
the committee on illumination, at a meeting
last night, decided to postpone until the fol
lowing Jrieht, Weouesday. August 29, tho
proposed lUuminatio-v ol Pennsylvania ave
nue. The programme that has been announced
lor Tuesday night will be carried out on Wed
nesday night. This programme includes tho
Illumination of houses and business places
along Pennsylvania avenue west of tbe Capi
tol and the llluminnted business parade or
trade display. This parade tho committee
hopes, with the co-operation of the business
men of the city, to make an offeotivo feature
of the festivities incident to the Knights of
"The parade will be formed in the vicinity of
"Washington Circle and move at 8 o'clock.
The line of march will be from the point of
forming to the Capitol, where the line will be
ITBTE SIGHT OK THE AVENCE.
It will be a fete night on Pennsylvania
avenue. Some business concerns, appreciat
ing the opportunity afforded to show tho visi
tors to Washington that there is a good deal
ol business energy here, will be represented
In the parade bv illuminatod floats. Others
wilt have their business wagons in line, ilum
inated with lanterns.
The committee is desirous of having ns
many business concerns as possible repre
sented in the parade, even if it is only by tho
ordinary business wugons hung with Chinese
Tho?e desiring a place in the line should
report the fact at once by postal card or
otherwise, to the marshal, Capt. Harrison S.
Barbour, No. C14 Pennsylvania Kvenue, stat
ing the number of wagons and horses to be
used. This information is desired eoon, so
as to enable the marshal to formulate the
order of procession and make the proper as
signments. Among the business houses that bavo re
ported are the following: B. It. Earneaaw,
Weaver, Kengla & Co., W. H. Pura, the
Adams Express Company, AY. H. reHney,
baksACo,, B. F.MeCaully, Johnson Bros.,
Woodward & Lothrep. B. Chariton & Co.,
Chr. X under, William G. Lown, the Elphoczo
Youngs Company, W. B Moses & Sons, the
Pab&t BrewiBg Company, S. S. Dnish & Son.
the Anbsuner Busch Brewing Company, the
Capitol Steam Laundry, J. L. Barbour k Son,
the Washington riouraad Feed Com pan v. the
Wilson Biscuit Company, the Palais Royal,
the Heurich Brewing Companv, P. H. Sheeby,
T. A. Rover, G. W. Ossell, tho Allegheny
Company, SprJngman's Express, and Little
field. Alvord & Co.
Camp George Washington, where ten thou
sand Knights of Pythias will be domiciled
nest week, was a busy scene yesterday after
noon. Shortly after two o'clock tho first
wagon ioad of tents arrived, and from that
hour until nearlv-sundown a force of work
men were engaged in erecting them. Mr. M.
A. Bridge, the Washington representative of
tbe McCauley Peters Tent and Awning Com
pany, is superintending tbe work and ex
perts to have the camp ready for occupancy
by Saturday night
It had been expected to begin the erection
of tents yesterday morning, but through a
misunderstanding they were not taken from
the freight depot until afternoon. Gen. Car
naban'8 headquarters, the officers' conference
tent, headquarters for the camp, and camp
grounds were among those put ud. Mr.
Bridge will employ a much larger number of
workmen to-day, and expects to erect several
Gen. Camaban visited the camp at 3
o clock and expressed his satisfaction at the
progress made. He was quite sure there
would not be less than 50,000 visitors in the
city and had positive information that the
number of men in camp will be 10,000. This
will probably be increased within the next
CAKNAHAN AT rOBTEESS MONROE.
After tbe parade on the 28th nnd the review
and inspection on the 29th Gen. Carnahan
will remain in eamp to see that the divisions
competing in the competitive drill will start
promptly so that there will bo no delay at the
The general went to Fortress Monroe at 7
o'clock last night, and will remain there for a
day or two. While at the Fortress he may
assign the different divisions their positions
in camp, and name the days when they will
take part in tho competitive drill.
At a meeting of the nuance committee yes
terday afternoon, tbe following subscriptions,
in addition to the lists already published
The Snoroham (103 00
JnhnP. Agnew & CO 23 CO
"(Sil'ianis it Basks , 3 00
P H VoungT. , 2 00
W, ?. Downey jo 00
TbelnaDoialnuUook is brighter now than at
any time previous toyosterdny's meeting, and
1.. now seoms certain that r sufficient amount
will be subscribed to defray all expenses of
Tho public comfort committee held their
last; meeting prior to tno oncampraent last
night at the Hotel Arno.
Mr. Mitchell slated he has assigned the mes
senger boys to tba depot. Ho has also seen
Mr. Alvey and Mr. McKeever.suporintendents
of the Baltimore and Ohio and Pennsylvania
railroads, regarding tho placing ol banners in
tie train sheds.
Mr. Alvey gave the committee psrmisslon,
lut Mr. McKcever has not yet nequiesed. Mr.
76 it "bell said he regretted that the reception
to the supreme lodge is to be held Monday as
t..is will be the time when his committee "will
be working hardest and thus be unable to nt
tnd. He also stated that tho committee's
dress badges will not be here until Saturday,
'lo provide for au emergency and avoid any
Inconvenience to the members ho had bought
cmallorbut plainer badges on which the
words "Public Comfort Committee" are
printed. These ho will give the committee
In conclusion. Mr. Mitchell said the work
was completed and everything is in readiness
to receive the visitors nnd assign them quar
ter as soon as they arrive at the depotB.
After passing a vote of thanks to the manager
of the Arno for the use of his parlor, tho meet
ing adjourned, subject to Chairman Mitchell's
It was rumored at headquarters last night
that the Western railroads have redueod the
fare to Washington, but it could not be con
0rmd. The disgr&m 0! teats for ConTtntloa Hall
ft MiMlny ettfogwae received nt head
quarters yesterday after noon with 3,144 cou
IMt tioketff. These tickets may be obtained
nt uMdquftgiers to-day.
Divlno services for the Knights will be held
in Trinity M. 12. church Sunday moraine
Rev. Dr. Sanderson, chaplain of tho supreme
lodge, will preach tho enrmon, and Knights
are requested to attend in uniform.
Dr. Sanderson will also deliver the address
at the '. M. C. A. men's meeting Sunday af
ternoon. A male quartette will sing and the
Y. M. C. A. orchestra render special music.
Secretary McNabb, of the camp and camp
grounds' committee, moved his office to tho
camp yesterday morning. He will .remain
there until Tuesday.
Applications for quarters were received
yesterday from Jefferson Young, Syracuse,
X. Y., and Brig. Gen. K. M. Van Znndt, jr..
Fort Worth, Texas. Tho latter officer will
CLEVELAND BACK AGAIN.
Ills Appoarance Indicates Thnt He Has
Profited By His Short Trip
to Gray Gables.
President Cleveland returned to Washington
at 86 o'clock last night from his few day's
rest at Gray Gables. Ho was accompanied by
Secretary Latnont. who met him at New York,
and by Dr. O'lteilly, who went away from
Washington with him.
The fact that Mr. Cleveland was expected
was generally known, and a good-sized
crowd was at the Pennsylvania Bailroad Sta
tion whon tho train rolled in. Prlvnto Secre
tary ThUrber was on hand with an open car
riage from the White House, and as the party
descended from the train he escorted them
through the station proper, going out by
way of the ladies' entrance.
The President engaged in a moment's con
versation with one of the messengers who
came down to attend to Secretary Lamont's
baggage and then stepped into his carriage
and. with Mr. Thurber. drove off to the
White House. Dr. O'Reilly shared Secretary
So far as his appearance can Indicate the
President has evidently profited by his short
An effort was made to obtain somo informa
tion as to what course the President is likely
to pursue with reference to tho tariff bill, but
not the least intimation thereof could be ob
tained either at the Whito House or from the
members of the Cabinet.
Private Secrotary Thurbar said that the
President had been very much benefited by
his trip to Gray Gables.
ACCUSED HER ATTORNEY.
Wharton E. Tester to Be .Made n Co-respondent
in n Divorce Case.
Thero was a decidedly sensational develop
ment yesterday in the proceedings before
Beferee Lichilter, in tho suit for divorce in
which Mr. Fulton B. Gordon and Mrs. L.
Genova Gordon are the parties in interest.
There are two suits now pending in this matter,
in one of which Mr. Gordon Is plaintiff, pnd
In the other Mrs. Gordon appears as plaintiff
in a cross bill.
Tho circumstances out of which the two
cases have grown are as follow:
On June 8, 1831. Mr. Fulton R. Gordon and
Miss L. Genova Wise were married in this
city at Trinity Episcopal Church. Miss Wise
at that time was a teacher of stenography
in tho Spencorian Business College".
She came here with her mothor
from Kentucky twenty years ago. was
educated hero and boeamo an accomplished
woman. Sho is regarded as a particularly at
tractive woman, both in manner and appoar
ance. She is a brunette, of medium beignt,
and twenty-seven years of age. Mrs. Gordo'n
is now residing with her mother, Mrs. yise,
62-i Q street northwest. Mr, Gordon is the
proprietor of the Gordon Hotel, Tenth and II
streets, and is considered very well to do In
the world. He is a man of fine appearance
and very pleasing address.
The domestic infelicities between the Gor
dons began quite enrly in their married life,
for jutt before the birth of their only child a
complete separation took place. In May last
Mr. Gordon tiled a bill for divorce from his
wife on the principal ground of incom
patibility of temperament. This bad
tho effect of bringing out tho flrst
scandal in the case, for Mrs. Gordon
immediately bad filed a cross bill In which
she charged Mr. Gordon with adultery. Tho
two coses have bad several hearings before
the referee, who lfe taking the testimony for
the elvil court. Mr. Gordon's attorneys are
A. A. Lipscomb and C. E. Ewing. Mrs? Gor
don is represented by Mr. Wharton E. Lester.
The ordinary course of the evidence yester
day was broken by n startling revolution
which connected Mrs. Gordon criminally
with her attorney, Mr. Lester, and which, it
is said, caused hfm nt once to sever his con
nection with the case.
The facts brought out in the testimonv of
one of the witnesses, it Is sold, were quite un
expected to both sidos of the case.
The evidence showed that on two occasions
in this city Mr. Lester and Mrs. Gordon had
been together, once for Ave hours, nnd an
other time for one hour. It Is also In evi
dence that last j-ear Mr. Lester visited the
home of the Gordons nt Falls Church, Va.;
that Mrs. Gordon knew that on that day and
night Mr. Gordon would be absent; that Mr.
Lester came there and stayed all night, the
only other person in tho house during that
night being n colored servant girl.
On these statements being made, the case
went no further yesterday. The attorneys
for Mr. Gordon gave notice that thov would
to-day file a petition for leave to amend their
bill eo as to include a charge of adultry
against Mrs. Gordon. This amended bill,
it is understood, will bo filed on
Saturday next. Mr. Gordon and his attorneys
were asked last nighi to make a statement as
to this new phase or tho caso. but thev de
clined. An effort was made to find Mr. Lester
last night, but he could not be found hero, his
home being at Braaehvillo. Md. Ho has been
an intimato frien. -jf tbe Gordons.
Organizations in Convention.
Socio ty of AmcricanFlorlsts will meet next
year in Pittsburg.
Ninth annual convention of American
Phllaletic Association is being held at
Yesterday was recognition day at Chau
tauqua, wh"en the Chautauqua Lake scientific
circle class of '04 wero graduated and tho
members received their diplomas. Tho ad
dress was delivered by Dr. Edward Everett
Hale, of Boston.
At the annual meeting of the Order of
B'rith Abraham at St. Louis tho business wns
the revision of the by-laws of tho order.
Numerous chauges suggested entailed much
At the national encampment, Sons of Veter
ans, yesterday, at Davenport, Iowp, cosid
eration of tho third degree ritual wns con
cluded, and the ritual was referred back to
tho oommittee on rituals aud ceremonies to
make certain changes.
The convention of International Colored
KnightB of Pythias at Lidianapolis yesterday
adopted a unincation resolution. The con
vention refused to approve anv of the four
factions which now exist. The result of tho
action in adopting this report will be to bring
the colored Knights, 15.000 strong, into ono
body within u few months.
At the session of the Independent Polish
Church convention at Cleveland. Rev. A. F.
Kolaszewski, of Cloveland, was chosen vicar
general. Tho basis of a constitution was
adopted, providing for the ownership of
church property by priests, tho right of par
ishes to call tho priests whom thov desired,
and n school system equivalent to the public
Gen. Georgo J. Oaks, of Rochester, has been
elected commander-ii-chiof of the Union Vet
erans Union. Depmv commander-in-chief,
Gen. Wardrap, of Massachusetts; second dep
uty commander. Gen. Louis E. Ellis, of Ohio;
surgoon general, Dr. S. B. Bond. CI Washington.
ERRORS IN THE TARIFF BILL
Only One Discovered Affecting the
Administration of the Act.
OFFICIALS ANTICIPATE ACTION
Indicate Their Belief That tho Moasnre Will
Speedily Become a Law Two Hundred
and Fifty Deputy Colleotors to Be Ap
pointed Sugar Planters HopofuL
The presenco of the President in the city
will stir up increased interest in executive
action on the bill, and increase the proba
bility of some deflnito information leaking
out. That government officials generally be
liovo tho bill is speedily to become a law, was
evidenced yosterday by activity In proparing
tho new tariff volume to placo in tho hands of
customs officials and the preparation of blnnk
forms of licenses for customs brokers.
Secretary Carlisle said yesterday morning,
in discussing the errors in the tariff bill, that
up to this timo the only ono that has been dis
covered which ls'important in the administra
tion of tho bill is that omitting tho words "or
withdrawn for consumption" in the para
graph at the beginning of the frooiist. Tho
Secretary says, as a matter of law, this will
be held to prevent exemption of duties on
goods wlthdrnwn from bond, which are placed
on the free list by tho present bill. Tho only
course to pureus is to export these goods to
the nearest foreign port and re-import them.
It is not unlikely thnt this will be done in
many cases, for it was stated at the Treasury
Dopartmont yesterday that there aro large
quantities of articles placod on the free list,
especially wool nnd salt, now In bond. It
would pay to export and re-Import theso
items. It was stated positively at the Treas
ury Department yesterday that most of tho
errors In punctuation were not of suah a char
acter as ro affect the rate of duties or admin
istration of the act.
Ono of tho ridiculous stories of tho day was
that published in u Hew York paper, alleging
that the necessary appropriation for the qol
lectlon of the income tax had been omitted,
either by nocidont or with tho purpose of do
foating the operation of that part of Iho bill.
Commissioner of Internal Revenue Miller
told The Times representative, thnt af-ftough
the Treasury Department had furnisld the
Conimhtoe on Appropriation with an cXimato
asking for tho necessnry anpropriati&n for
carrying out tho law, it had been decidod not
to make the appropriation at this session.
The committee deemed it unnecessary to vote
now the pay of deputies who were not to
beglntheir duties for a full six months.
OPERATION or TUE INCOME TAX.
Tho income tax law becomes operative on
January 1 next, but thero is practically noth
ing to do until the first Monday in March,
when the tax returns are to be filed in the col
loctors' offloes by those having tho prescribed
inoomo of 83,500 or over. There is no doubt
that the necessary appropriation will bo
promptly voted in Deoember, but If there
should be a delay of a month or more it
woqid oause Httje inconvenitnee.
At the Senate Appropriations Commilteo
room it was sold that tho committee had
omitted to make the appropriation intention
ally for the reasons above stated, and that
the report that such action was intended to
embarass the collection of tho tax was absurd,
as the chairman of the committee, Senator
Cockrell, iE an earnest advocate of an in
The appropriation for 39,000 for clorlcal
assistance in the Treasury Department, noces
fcttated by th,e preparation lor tho income
tax work, was made last week, and that is
all that will bo necessary until tho law goes
into effect When tho Inw is to bo executed
about 250 deputy collectors will bo necessary.
In discussing tho probable revenues from
the income tax, Commissioner Miller ex
pressed to The Times representative his doubt
whether tho receipts from this source during
the first year would como up to the Treasury
estimute, which figures on SaO,000,000. He is
Inclined to think now that from tlfteen to
twenty millions is all to be expected for tho
next Il-cal year. He believes that most of this
will be paid by corporations, and that tho
portion that will be paid by individuals will
be comparatively small, in view of tho fact
that 6 many incomes have been temporarily
out down nt present, cither below the statu
tory limit, or so near it that escapo from pay
ment will be an easy matter. Furthermore,
the exemption from tax on account of in
comes derived from corporations which bavo
already paid the tax, will bo numerous.
sooah rnANTnns still norErcL.
Senator Caffry has not by any means re
Hngulshcd the hopo that the Louisiana sugar
planters may j-et got their bounty on this
year's crop. He was a callor at tho Treasury
Department this morning, and had n brief
conferenoe with Secretary Carlisle. It is un
derstood thet a number of the Louisiana
Slanters will make a test case of this question,
elieviug that the obligation to pay the duty
this year Is a legal one on tho part of tho
government, and Senator Caffery stated that
tho Louisiana planters were taking care to
get thoir bounty licenses in regular form so
as to be able to push tho matter before the
courts. Several beet sugar growers in Cali
fornia nnd Nebraska aro also preparing to
make a similar fight for this year's bounty on
the ground that nfter part performance" tho
government cannot retract its offer.
Next scision Senator Caflery expects to in
troduce a special bill for tho relief of those
who havo complied with tho law and failed to
receive the promised bounty, and is hopeful
of fnvorable action on it. Ho thought, how
ever, that there was no chance of having tho
bounty restored at next session, even
though by tho addition of several West
ern Republican votes to fill vacancies there
should be a majority in its favor. It was not
a matter of such nationul importanco as to
lead to a long light, nnd live or six Senators
known to be bitterly opposed to tho bounty
Would bo ablo to defeat it.
Saved Three Men from Drowning.
CArE May, N. J., Aug. 22. Thomas F.
Byrnes, .1 lawyer and prominent Democrat of
Philadelphia, saved State Comptroller Han
cock, of New Jersey; ex-County Clerk Barker
Gummerc, of Newark, nnd ex-Postmaster
William S. Yard, of Trenton, from drowning
In this city to-night. The three gentlemen
arrived here this afternoon and initiated their
stay by taking a dip in tho surf. They drifted
beyond their depth and called for holp. Mr.
Byrnes went to their aid and rescued them.
Mabel's Locks Were Shorn.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Aug. 22. Last night a
number of ladies wero frightened by a fellow
who chased them. To-day Mabel Shelvesy,
aged fourteen, was followed by a mnn near
the court house, who seized h6r long flowiug
locks in one hand and filashed them off closo
to tho hi ad with a razor. Tho brute escaped.
Mrs. A. L. Thomas was similarly attacked
last Saturday, but escaped. The ladies can
furnish no description of the man to aid in
Bliss Made New Bicycle Records.
Speinofield, Mass., Aug. 22. J. P. Bliss
made a nw world's bicycle record, half-mile,
flying start, of 54J seconds, also world's
standing start of 53 1-5 seconda at Hampden
Park this afternoon.
TATLOR MAY BE REMOVED.
Civil Scryico Commission Will, It Is Under
EZstood, Recommend Summary Action
bv tho President.
The Civil Service Commission has bean In
vestigating for some little timo back charges
alleging thnt O. H. J. Taylor, tho Bccorder of
Deeds, had been soliciting campnign funds
from government employes contrary to tho
provisions of the civil service latv.
Tho commission will within the next two
days submit a report to tho President on tho
matter, which it is undoratood will And thut
Taylor has been conncctod with solicitation
of campaign contributions and will recom
mend his removal from office.
In accordance with its usual practice tho
Commissioners will not mako public at this
timo anything concerning their report which
gives tho result of the investigations mado by
its omployes. Tho trouble in which Mr. Tay
lor is involved arose out of letters bearing his
signature ae un officer of tho Negro Demo
cratic League asking department omployes
to call at his ofilco or at the headquarters of
the league on business of Importanco.
The commission asked Taylor for a state
ment, and yesterday ho appeured and argued
in his own bobnlf nnd in explanation of his
connection with tho affair. Tho completo re
port of the commission is quite voluminous,
and probnbly will ba ready lor submission to
tho President and the Attorney General the
last of this week. C. H. J. Taylor was ap
pointed recorder of deeds by President Cleve
land. Ho oomc3 from Kansas City and his
confirmation was secured onH- after a stub
born fight in tho Senate.
In an intorviow yesterday ho clnimed thqj
tho investigation was mado because the Ne
gro Democratic League was a colored organi
zation, and insisted that various State politi
cal organizations had been looking uftor vot
ors from their States, assessing campaign
contributors and doing what tho negro league
had done, but that they were not molested.
"It is an easy matter," continued Col. Tay
lor, "for the Civil Service Commissioners to
investigate a colored man. He can mako no
defense and must bear whatever oppression
is cast upon him. But when it is a question
of investigating a white man it is quite a
different thing. It Is simply a mat
ter of rnco prejudice. Tbero are in
this oity tho Virginia State Demo
cratic Absoclation, thu Maryland Democratic
Association of tho District of Columbia, and
other kinds of State associations, nil of which
look after tho voters from their respective
States, seo that they go home to vote at tho
proper time, and incidentally assess each man
In the amount of his share for campaign
"But bow many of these State associations
have boon investigated? Havo any of them
ever been hauled up? If negroes scrape a few
dollars together to further some political pur
poso thero is at once n great public upheaval
of indignation and a searching investigation
Is at once instituted."
Mr. Taylor said that as ho was appointed to
the office of recorder by President Cleveland,
he did not think he would bo removed. He
denies that he aoliolted contributions in nny
of the public offices or that lie has done any
thing for which ho can be removed.
NOT YET CONFIRMED.
Japanese Legation Officially Unaware of
the Reported iinaagement with China.
Tho Japanese- legation has received no
news of tho engagement between the Japan
ese and Chinese forces reported from Shang
hai in dispatches published yesterday morn
ing. The officials of the legation express tho
strongest confidence In tho accuraoy of the
telegram received at tho legation Tuesday an
nouncing thnt the finding of tbe British naval
court of Inquiry at Shanghai in the Kow Shing
case was favorable to Japan. This statement
concerning the action otthe court, officials of
tho legation state, wns undoubtedly based
upon official information, as was also tho ad
ditional statement that the British admiral
had reported to bis government that, in his
opinion, the sinking of tho Kow Shlng was
Tho legation characterizes as unqualifiedly
incorrect tho assertion that the commander of
tho Naniwa ordered his men to Are upon the
survivors from the Kow Shing who wore
struggling in the water.
POLICE FORCE CHANGES.
Commissioner Truesdcll nnd Major
Moore Confer Upon the Subject.
Major Moore, superintendent of police, was
requested by Commissioner Truesdell to meet
him at the District Building last evening at 5
o'clock, and Major Moore did so.
A long conference ensued during which it
is said that thero wero some matters in rela
tion to tho handling ol tho big crowds which
are expected at the Knights of Pythias en
campment next week, but it is hinted that
much more was said in reference to the dis
closures recently mado concerning certain
members of tho force. The Commissioner
makes nightly visits either to some of the pre
cincts or to headquarters.
Commissioner Truesdell is said to favor a
change of somo of tho lieutenants nnd ser
geants and to replace somo of the clerks now
at tho various desks with men now on the
street. An effort is being made to havo tho
order ol dismissal of ox-Policeman Hawkins
revoked, ns a further investigation shows tat
ho was only absent from his beat flvo min
utes. Indians Want Their Money.
El Reno, O. T., Aug. 22. Reliable Infor
mation has reached hero that tho Kiowa and
Comanche Indians are bocoming alarmingly
troublesomo becauso tho money to the amount
of 560,000 duo thorn by cnttlomon for lease of
their country has not been paid thom.
In the Field of Politics.
Tho Republican State convention of Tennes
soo nominnted N. C. Evans for Governor.
Tho Prohibition State convention of Con
necticut met yesterday with 00 delegatos
Thomas J. Majors, of Peru, has been nomi
nated for Governor by tho Nebraska Republi
can Stato convention.
Tho Republicans of tho Second Kentucky
district havo nominated F. C. Sobroo, of
Henderson, for Congress.
Tho Democrats of the Fourth Michigan dis
trict have nominated Dr. Leroy F. Weaver, of
Barry county, for Congress.
Rosswoll P. Bishop, of Ludington,was nom
inated for Congressman from the Ninth Mich
igan district on the 138th ballot.
Rev. S. H. Bashoy, Populist candidate for
Cugress, was indorsed by tho Democratic
convention of tho Third Iowa district.
Congressman William H. Holman has boen
renominated in the Fourth Indiana district
on tho flr3t ballot nali received thirty votes
and Holman 1GG.
Tho Democrats of tho First Teunesseo dis
trict havo decided not to put ont n candidate
for Congressman, but will fuse with the Pro
hibitionists and try to elect Cheves, Pro
hibition candidate, over Anderson, Repub
lican. On the 180th ballot tho Sixth Texas dis
trict Democratic convention voted as follows:
Burko 37; Poindoxter 32, and Abbott 22. At
ono timo yesterday Burke lacked but twovotos
of being nominated. Tho convention la still
Tho Pennsylvania State Democratic com
milteo has fixed September 11 as the dato for
holding tho convention to fill the vacancy on
tho ticket created by the death of Hannibal
K. Sloan, of Indiana oountv. one of the
1 nominees for Congressman-at-large.
FAVORABLE TO THE COMPANY
Strike Commission Hears Testimony
on the Pullman Side.
ADVISED AGAINST THE STRIKES
Witness Lungren, an Emplcyo of the Pull
man Company for Thirteen Years, Had
No Complaint to Make as to Wages or
Treatment Labor News from Other Points.
Chicago, Aug. 22. Chairman Wright an
nounced thnt the commission has concluded
its inquiry into tho strike from the side of
omployo3 nnd will now hear, tho stateiconts
of public officials and employors. Tho com
missioners reiuso to say whether or not Mr.
Pullman will testify.
Sovoral of the witnesses examined by the
strike commission to-day gave testimony
more favorable to tho Pullman Company than
that which had previously been heard. Frank
W. Glover, a real estate agent, said he con
sidered tho Pullman houses at 618 aud $20 a
month really cheaper than $12 a month
houses in surrounding towns.
Paul E. nerms, a newsdealer who'formerly
worked in the Pullman shops, said he did not
place much faith in the complaints of the
men. Their trouble, ho thought, was largely
due to a fondness for beer.
T. H. Johnson, a Pullman furniture dealer,
testified that store-room rents in the town had
been cut, though no reduction had been made
In the rcsidenco rentals.
A. Lungren, an employe of the Pullman
company tho Inst thirteen years, was tho llrst
to take the witness chair in tho atternoon. He
said in all his years of sorvico for the company
he bad had no complaint to make as to wages
or treatment. He had advised against tho
strikes, although he was a member of the
union and had gone back to work when tho
opportunity offered, surrendering his mem
bership in the union and signing a contract to
keep out of it.
PULLMAN BTRIKEBS MORE HOPEFUL.
CniCAao, Aug. 22. Tho Pullman strikers
and their families wero greatly encouraged
to-day, the visit of Gov. Altgeld to their
homes having led them to believe that they
will receive immediate aid. The relief head
quarters, which havo been closed for a week,
were reopened to-day in expectation of re
turns from the Governor's proclamation, and
n few supplies wero received. George M.
Pullman llntly refused to bo interviewed re
garding Gov. Altgeld's visit, and declared he
would not discuss tho strike in any of its
SOVEREIGN SCORES THE DUDE.
Baltimore, Aug. 22. General Master
Workman Sovereign, of the Knights of Labor,
addressed a meeting of workiogmen last
night, in the course of which he said: "The
tramp has Deen described as a cross between
poverty and crimo, but I thick that tho dudo,
a product of our civilization, can best accur
ately bo described as a cross between nobody
and nothing. Both aro tho results, the out
come of monopoly tho monopoly that unless
it Is throttled will cause tho death of the re
public." CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD.
New Bedford, Mass., Aug. 22. The labor
leaders are well pleased nt tho prospect of the
conference which will be held to-morrow,
nnd have assured Mayor Brownnell that if a
cut is shown to bo essential, they will accept
it and go back to work. The landing mill
men decline to say whether or not they will
attend the conferenco until they consider the
MORE MILL MEN STRIKE.
Fall River, Mass.. Aug. 22. The spinners
in the Globe and Sanford mills struck nt noon
to-day. Two thousand more operatives are
8HT ON THEIR EACX PAY.
Portsmouth, N. H., Aug. 22. It came ont
to-day that tho 200 employes of the Ports
mouth Manufacturing Company, South Ber
wick, Me., had not been paid salaries for six
weeks when the mills closed last week.
GOOD NEWS FOR OPERATIVES.
Lowell, Mass., Aug. 22. The operatives
in the Lowell Manufacturing Company (car
pet mills) were notified to-day that if the
now tnriff bill becomes a law Monday, tho 10
per cent, cut-down of last Februnry will be
Royal Arch Mnsons in Session.
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 22. About 300 promi
nent Masons from all the States in the Union,
representing 2,000 chnptors nnd a total mem
bership of 150,000, are In Topeka attending,
tho twenty-ninth triennial convention of tho
General Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch
Masons of America. Tho following" officers
were elected for tho ensuing threo years:
General grand master, John W. Coburn, of
Now York; general grand deputy master.Brad
ford Nichol, of Nashvlllo.Tcnn.fgenernl grand
principal conductor, William A. Love, of
Atlanta, Ga.; general grand treasurer. Charles
II. Heaton. of Montpolier, Vt; general grand
recordci, Henry . Murdhurst, of Fort
Wayne, Ind. ; general grand captain of tho
guard. William H. Mayo, of St. Louis, Mo.;
general grand conductor of council. S.
Boweu, of Boston, Mass.; genoral grand
marshal, George D. McBride. of Gallipolis.
Ohio: general grand steward, Andrew P.
Swanstrom, of St. Paul, Minn.
Ami-lynching Society Formed.
iNDiANAroLis, Ind., Aug. 22. An antl
lynching organization was formed in this city
to-day by tho prominent colored citizens. The
organization is the result of tho ngitation by
Miss Ida Wells, the young colored woman
who has recently beenlecturing In England.
Firo in tho flvo-story building at the south
east corner of Madison and Market streets,
Chicago, caused a totnl damage of $06,000.
A .varrant has been issued for the arrest of
Philip Rohan, a wealthy boiler-mnker of St.
Louis, and his son, on tho charges of at
tempted abduction and highwny robbery.
At Freehold, N. J., lightning struck th
Statue of Liberty surmounting tho Battle of
Monmouth Monument erected in 1881. Tho
cost was $40,000.
A flro originating from an unknown cause
in Price & Kirby's livery stable, at Bowling
Green, Ky., destroyed seventy-five buildings,
causing a loss of$100,000.
Conrad Juul, a prominent contractor of
Lexington, Mass., was found dead near tho
water works, with a revolver by his side.
Trouble with an Italian workman is thought
to have lea to his death.
Two men named Searle and Greer were
burned to death at Forest, Ont.
Norfolk and Washinston Steamboat Co.
By Daylight Down the Potomno River
and Chesapeake Bay to Norfolk.
By request the steamer Norfolk will leave
tho company's wharf, foot of Soventh street, on
Monday morning, August the 27th, at 6:45 sharp
for Norfolk, arriving thoro at 0:30 p. m. same
day. This steamer loaves Norfolk Immediately
after arrival and arrives in Washington next
morninR at 7 a. m.
Fare for the round trip 5 3. This will bo one
of the most delightful trips of the season, as it
affords a flno view by daylight of the scenery on
tho Potomac Elver nnd Chosapeako Bay. Pas
songers havo the privilege of stopping over at
Norfolk until next evening if desired or can re
turn sanio evening without leaving steamer.
SENATE WITHOUT ANIMATION.
No Quorum Visible 'Absent Senators
Urged by Telegraph to Return.
No business was transacted during the
short session of tho Senate yesterday. Atten
tion wa3 called to tho absence of a quorum
within flvo minutes after tbe Vice President
rapped for ordor, there being only twenty-one
Senators present, nnd from that time until
1:20, when tho Senate went Into executlvo ses
sion, that body was in a stato of suspended
animation. Tho last of tho appropriation
bills tho general deficiency was signed by
tho Vice President yesterday, and now only
awaits the President's signature to become a
The following Senators are still in town and
wore present In tho Senate yesterday: Messrs.
Aldrich, Allison. Rate, Berry. Blaclriera,
Blanchord, Caffery, Cockrell. Cokt, Cullom,
Faulkner, Gallingcr, George, Gibson, Gor
man, Gordon, Gray. Harris, Hill, JarvLs,
Jones of Arkansas. Jones of Nevada, Kylo,
Lindsay, McLaurin, Manderson, Martin,
Mitchell of Oregon. Mitchell of WiseoL-sin,
Palmer, Pasco. Peffer, retllgrew, Pagh. Quay,
Ransom, Roncu, Shoup, Turpie, Vest, Yllaa,
Walsh, and White. Total, 43; Democrats, 30;
Republicans, 10; I'ODulists, 2.
The Democratic steering committee of the
Senate is telegraphing absrnt Senators to re
turn, urging them to be present as a matter
of pnrty necessity. Senator Gorman and
Speaker Crisp were together yesterday and
concluded to push an adjournment as early
Senators Lindsay and Barry are very anx
ious to make speeches before adjournment,
but the enthusiastic listeners are unfortu
VAITING ON THE LAVYERS.
Latest Phases of the Commcrcfal Alli
ance Beneficial Endowment Agitation.
All that is now required to make up the
"pleadings" in tho Beneficial Endowment
Commercial Alliance case is tbe statement of
Mr. Gardner, which he will give out in duo
Tho other interests involved are by no
means inactive. Chairman AVhite, of the
committee of expert accountants, who by res
olution of the committee of nine were in
structed to mako a statement of the affairs
from tho books of the association, has been
unnbloso far to mako arrangements for tho
inspection, as he is sttll seeking tho consent
of Mr. Gardner for that purpose.
Messrs. Phillips and McKenney, who have
charge of the law in the caso for theprosecu
tion aro still at work, but it is not at all prooa
blo that they will report to-day. Mr. Myers,
secretary of the committee of nine, said "yes
terday that it was Intended to hold a meeting
of that committee yesterday afternoon, but
owing to the absence of Judge Claughton and
Mr. Mackey the call would be made for half
past 4 o'clock this afternoon.
Everything Is quipt at the Commercial Al
liance and Beneficial Endowment Association
headquarters. Manager Phillips was called
on yesterday for anything new from his stand
point. He said that he thought that Presi
dent Dunham's atatement oughttoba conclu
sive to any unprejudiced mind, nnd that he
had no do'ubt it was so regarded generally.
The speclnl interest in the agitation" will
now turn on whnt advice Is given by Phillips
and McKenney to the committee of nine.
LAWYERS IN CONVENTION.
Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Amer
ican Bar Association at Saratoga.
Saratooa, N. Y., Aug. 22. The American
Bar Association, of which Judga Thomas M.
Cooley, of Ann Arbor, Mich., is president, be
gan its seventeenth annual meeting here this
morning. The president being absent by rea
son of illness his address was read by the act
ing president, Judge Samuel F. Hunt, of Cin
cinnati. It was very lengthy and communicated the
most noteworthy changes in statutory law on
points of general interest which have been
made in the several States and by Congress
durinc tho preceding year.
The secretary, John Hinckley, of Baltimore,
reported tbe membership as 1,113 and the
election of sixty new membvrs. Every State
but Nevada and three out of the flvo Terri
tories are represented. The treasurerJTrancis
Rawley. of Philadelphia, reported the finances
in a flourishing condition and a comfortable
balance in the bank. The executive commit
tee submitted its report in tho section on legal
This afternoon the chairman's address was
made by Henry Wade Rogers, president of
the Northwestern University, at Evanston,
111.. Papers were read by Judge John F.
Dillon, of New York, on 'The true profes
sional idea," and by John D. Lawson, of the
University of Missouri, at St. Louis, on "The
standards of legal education in tho West."
This evening Hampton L. Carson, of Penn
sylvania, read a paper on "Great dissenting
opinions." Charles Chaplain Allen, of Mis
souri, followed with a paper on "Injunction
and organized labor."
THE KING DECLARES HIMSELF.
All Treaties with China Ocnounccd, and
Japan Appealed to for Assistance.
Tokio, Aug. 22. It is officially announced
thnt on Juno 30 the King of Korea declared
himself independent of China, and appealed
to Japan to assist him In driving the Chinese
from Tsan. This, it is added, was done with
the assistance of the Korean troops.
The offlcinl announcement also says that on
the same date, June 30, Korea denounced all
her treaties with China.
Feasted By Van Alcn.
Newtort, R. I.. Aug. 22. Secretary Her
bert, of the Navy, visited the War College on
Coaster's Island to-day, attending tho lec
tures of Lieut. C. G. Cnlkins and Assistant
Naval Constructor W. L. Cnpps. He then
lunched with Capt. Taylor, president of tho
college, and afterward mndo a thorough in
spection of tho Naval Training Station. To
night he attended a dinner given in his honor
by Hon. J. J. Van Alen.
Crimes and Casualties.
Michael Brndy. James Morgan, and Joseph
Curry wero drowned in a drift in the Glen
garry Mine, Montana.
A furnaco filled with molten iron blew up
nt the Buckeye Iron and Brass Works, Dayton,
Ohio, burning badly twelve molders.
At Tampa, Fla.. Willie Stranathan, aged
twelve years. wa3 killed by lightning jnst as
ho wa3 "entering the door of his'home.
The boiler of a threshing engine on a farm
eight miles southeast of La Mourn. N. Dak.,
exploded instantly, killing John Lind and
William Storm, formerly a real estato
denier in Chicago, was arraigned in New
York yesterday on a charge of having
swindled clients out of $1,500.
Tho body of a farm hand, known a3 "Dutch
Jake," was found yesterday morning hanging
from an apple tree in n meadow near Frank
ford, a suburb of Philadelphia.
A mob of masked men surrounded tho
county jail at Lake View, Oreg., last Monday
night, forced the jailer to surrender a prisoner
named W. S. Thompson nnd hanged tho lat
ter on the courthouse steps.
W. O. Wirt, of Council Bluffs, who was shot
in both arms when riding In Cripple Creek,
will probably lose his left arm. He is a man
of means and nephew of the late James
Charles Pevton. a switchman In the Chesa
peake and Ohio ynrd3 at Huntington, W. Va..
went between two cars to mako o coupling
and met with a horrible death, a bolt pene
trating his head.
Miss Edith S. Clark, daughter of a Pitts
burg bank official, had her clothes ignited by
a spark from a locomotivo, and, crazed by
fright and pain, she sprang into tbe Ohio
River, from which sho was resoued with diffi
culty. She may recover.
HOPE TO PREYEHT SUCCESS
Southern Development Convention
Meets Unexpected Opposition.
IN NEW YORK AND BALTIMORE
Business Hen in Those Citic3 Are Trying to
Throw Cold "Water on tho Project Boards
of Trade Urged to Send Delegates En
tertainment Committee Appointed
The feature of the Southern development
meeting last night was the discovery that
New York and Baltimore business men are
vigorously opposing the movement.
About sixty representative Southern, men.
gathered at room 10, Willard Hotel, to con
tinue preparations for the meetiag here Au
gust 30 and 31. Before order was called Gen
eral Manager H. H. Colquitt, of Georgia,
stated that members should register their
names and addresses In a book provided
for tbe purpose, and that a num
ber of telegrams had been prepared to be sent
at once to boards of trade throughout the
South urging immediate action, in tho ap
pointment of authorized delegates to the con
vention. President Samuel Blaekweli asued
that members present should send these tele
grams to their respective States and bring la
bills for the expense to the finance committee,
which would presently be appointed. With
one or two exceptions, later provided for, the
telegrams were promptly taken and sent.
President Blaekweli at 8:30 o'clock called
the meeting to order and read a priated pros
pectus which he asked to be taken by mem
bers in as large quantities as possible and
sent by mail throughout the South.
The minutes of last nicht's meeting were
read by W. O. Bradley, of South Carolina,
one of the secretaries, and corrected to in
clude the statement that the president had
boen directed to appoint a finance committee
and a conference committee to meet a com
mittee of the Washington Board of Trade and
arrange for tho proper entertainment of the
appointment or committees.
President Blaekweli then read the names of
these committees us follows:
Finance District of Columbia, Alex. D.
Anderson; Alabama, Capt. William Byrd; Ar
kansas, T. G. Riley; Florida. Major J. H. Est
ner; Maryland. C. C.Lancaster; Kentucky, C.
M. Foree; Louisiana, Judge N. T. X- Robin
son; Mississippi, John B. Hampton; Missouri,
L. H. Hyer; North CarolIn. W.W.Long;
Soatb Carolina, F. D. Yates; Tennessee, J. E.
R. Bay; Texas, L. M. Lipscomb; Virginia, J.
R. Rogers; West Virginia, T. F. Barrett
Conference Distriot of Columbia, Alex D.
Anderson; Alabama, Ben Micon. Arkan
sas, Ed. M. Dickinson; Florida, C.
H. Moore; Georgia, W- K. StansUl;
Maryland, C. C. Magruder. jr.; Kentucky, S.
M. Gaines; Louisiana, D. W. Blanchard,
Mississippi. Wallace McLaurin; Missouri,
C.C. Morrow; North Carolina, Hon. G. W.
Sanderlin; South Carolina. Frank Treaholm;
Tennessee, H. W. Wall; Texas, J. B. Eocooki
Virginia, Gen. Peytoa Wise; West Virgin!,
A. S. Mnddox.
The resignation of S. W. Bailey, of ICea
tucky, who was chosen secretory Tuesday
night was accepted, and Dr. Walter C. Mur
phy, of North Carolina, was olected in his
place. Mr. Bailey's reason for resigning waa
that his official duties would not allow him
to do the work properly.
A letter was then read from E. P. Baldwin,
of the First Auditor's Office, declining the
chairmanship of the Maryland receptica
committee. He gave assurance of his hearty
support, but said his father's dangerous ill
ness demanded his attendance every hour ho
could spare from ofaahil duty and the whoio
of every other night. In concluding he sug
gested C. C. Lancaster as well fitted, for the
After reading this letter Chairman Black
well said with a smile: 'The Maryland com
mittee will please take 'notice and govera
themselves accordingly." A motion was thea
made that committees on halls and rooms
and on correspondence be appointed, but
upon a statement by Manager Col
quitt that he had at last a suffi
cient clerical force to take fare
of correspondence it was voted that the chair
man appoint a committee on ball and rooms.
It was fully explained that this committee
was to act in a way to supplement the work
of Manager Colquitt, who has already secured
a hall and will provide s. doorkeeper and ser-geant-at-arms.
C. C. Lancaster then moved that the mana
ger mate out a list of the names of business
men of the South who have accepted invita
tions to be present at tbe convention, and
that this list be furnished the committee oa
reception. It was also suggested that this
bst should be published.
Mr. Colquitt said 3o0 replies accepting the
invitation to bo present had been received.
As it had been asked whether they wero men
of largo caliber, he said they had been care
fully selected upon advice of prominent men
from each State'now here, and after consult
ing the reports of the Bradstreet nnd the Dua
agencies. Leading farmers, as well as busi
ness men ineveryotherllne. had been sought.
He read as a sample of answers a postal from
Frank M. Hyde, "of Annlston, Ala., heartily
approving the convention and promising as
sistance. NEW TORK AND BALTEtfORE OPPOSZ.
At this point objection was made to con
suming time in reading replies, and the mo
tion to supply the names was vigorously op
posed, especially tho suggestion that they be
published In the newspapers.
T. F. Barrett, or West Virginia, said men in
New York and Baltimore were opposing the
movement to hold this convention, and doing
everything in their power to prevent its suc
cess. He had seen a letter from a New York
man, discouraging assistance in the work,
and he was sure such letters were being
written throughout the South. To
publish the list of those who were going to
attend would put the opponents of the con
vention in possession of means to address
these gentlemen nnd try to induce thom to
stay away. William E. Rogers followed Mr.
Barrett with similar statements. He said ha
had ,even understood that Dr. Murphy had
been indnced to withdraw his support from
tho movement, and he was glad to seo that
this was a mistake.
Mr. Lancaster said ho did not care to have
the list published, but he thought it ought to
bo furnished to tho committee, and therefore
ho insisted on his motion. 3fr. Colquitt stated
that he would have the list ready for the
committee to-day. E. M. Berry, of Arkansas,
then moved that Mr. Lancaster's motion be
laid upon the table, and by a division, 17 to
6, it was so voted, many not voting.
Chairman Blaekweli called attention to the
meeting of chairmen of State committees at
room 10, Willard's. at 4:30 each afternoon and
upon motion of C. H. Mausur the mpeting ad
journed to 3 p. m. samo place fo-day. The
finance committoo immediately assembled
and elected Cnpt, William Byrd. of Alabama,
chairman, and T- F. Barrett, of West Vir
ginia, secretary and treasurer. After aa
hour's discussion a plan was decided upon to
secure money to pay all the expenses of the
convention. Concessions Asked from Railroads.
Prrrsnup.o, Aug. 22. D. C. Ripler, chair
man of the Citizen's Exchange Board, today
issued aa appeal to the general passenger
agents of several roads asking for a uniform,
rate of 1 cent per mile for the Grand Army
encampment, and stating that unless this bo
done, large numbers of old soldiers will hav
to stay at home.