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WASHINGTON D. C, TUESDAY MORNING-, OCTOBER 2, 1894.
"VOIL.l. 3STO. 19S.
HOODWINKED PAPA ARIES
His Daughter and Herbert Claude
Married in Spite of the Major.
HE PURSUED WITH A WARRANT
He Had Vewad that They Should Never
Harry They Procured a Lioouse and Hast
ened to St. Patriot's Ohurch Ho Followed
in Ht Haste Escaped the Back Way.
There to a rdlesayiag tlmt the course of true
love never does ruiK smooth. An example of
t'ebimpJe troth of tils aphorism maybe
I uudiu the vicissitudes which beset the
j ath of Miss Cioely Armes, the charming
daughter af Major George A- Amies, and Mr.
II. riert Olaude, who were engaged, iu oppo
se n to tne will of the lady's father, but
uttj the full consent and approval of the
vl oilier ad their friends.
In his tad efforts yesterday to prevent the
c. nsLmmatioa of the marriage Major Armes
siure that he would kill the young man
r Jthor than see him married to his daughter,
and drove madly hither and thither about
t wn in pursuit of this purpose. AH the time
h was carefully watched hy two nieu from
the detective bureau. However, after a deal
if trouble and shrewd planning the young
i' pie were quietly joined in the bonds of
m itrimonr, and the bride Is now beyond the
I . i if of her father's "outrol. The tribulations
i ' i he happy pair contain element of tragedy
iu i comedy.
A! a,or Armes and his wife are separated
ami ;i divorce suit is now pending, brought
Ly the latter. Mr. Claude and the daughter
Lav been affianced for about a year, much
against the will of the major. He has done
e erjthing in his power to keep them from
seciuR each other, but love laughs at lock
t.i. litis aud irate fathers. Therefore his efforts
inue been unavailing, until at last he was
-mpltely routed and obliged to surrender
vesterday, his strategy and threats having
failed to bring about the end he desired. The
mhorobjected.it is said, to Claude because
he 16 sot a Catholic, in wfcish religion the girl
XA&KMOX THEIB rAXACEA.
Mies Cicely has been under the protection
of a high-class private sch ool, and although
the rules are rigid and strict, Mr. Claude has
been allowed to see her, always in the pres
ence of a teacher, and by the consent of Mrs.
Armes, who frequently accompanied him.
Lately it was decided by the couple that mar
riage would be a plea-ant panacea for the
earthly ills existing, and Miss Armes and Mr.
Claude plighted their troth.
All went as merry as the proverbial mar
riage bells, soon to ring, until Major Armes
Lard of the contemplated union. At once
lie swore that he would prevent the marriage,
and incidentally take the life of the fiance, so
it is stated. He visited the school a day or
so ago and raised a big row, but got no sat
isfaction, and then he openly declared war.
W hen the news of the coming battle reached
the ears of the family, preparations were at
once made to frustrate the major.
The latter tucked up a false clew some
wuere. which led htm off to Alexandria yes-t'-niav
morning post haste in a vain and
l'tie86 endeavor to locate his recalcitrant
daughter and her lover. In the camp of the
tti'-my, in the meantime, plans were being
Iwid to defeat Major Armes.
A marriage iioense was quietly secured and
tin- wedding party quickly departed for St
Patrick's Church, earner of Tenth and G
boon after the license was taken out the
major came back in full retreat from the in-
asion of Alexandria. He soon discovered
that the instrument legally necessary for the
e- duration of the marriage had been issued.
"'What time is it to take place-'" he breath
lessly asked the clerk.
"At 4 o'clock this afternoon," was the
I'll stop it, Til stop it," cried the indig
nant father. "It was an outrage to issue a
iic use. But they won't get ahead of me."
'i lieu the major rushed out, and going to
ti:- police court demanded a warrant for the
h (.prehension of the prospective son-in-law,
ttc major charging Mr. Claude with carrying
it concealed weapon. This was refused. The
x: a j or angrily departed to seek a justice of
l'ie peace, from whom he procured the de
sired document. He then hailed a cabman.
-Drive to St. iHrtrick's Church," he said, as
he jumped in. "And say, drive like the devil"
aUOt AKXES OK X MAX HUXT.
In the meantime the information that
Major Armes was on a man-hunt had reached
Lealquarters, and, fearing trouble at the
ohurch, Detectives Carter and Gallagher were
dispatched by Inspector Hollinberger to that
ihic to watch developments. Soon the wait
ing ofnoers saw a vehicle rapidly approaeh
inv. containing two men.
'There' t. Armes now," said Detective Car
ter to bis companion. "As soon as he goes
in tlie door we'll follow."
The major lea-ed out of the eab and up th e
sicps of the rectory. The door was soon
.,ned te answer to his sharp ring, and he
w ,;iked in. with the offioers close at his heels.
A- luck would have it, just at this time the
cdaing party were in tie house. The cere
ji f. bad just been concluded. They were
v a rued of the approach of the major, and as
lie ntered the door, the hunted ones has
tened through a back way into the church,
j. i 1 theae into the street. It was a very nar--'w
escape, but the pursuer did not catch
mm glimpse of those whom he wanted to
ge. so badly.
I artbers Lee and Stafford met Major Armes,
and they were warned sot to perform the
Ah. but that has already been done, but
not by us, ' was toe polite reply.
"I cant believe it," choked the father.
Its true, however, Miss Armes was mar-ri'-u
to a very worthy young man. and there
v, is uo reason why the ceremony should not
j.a- taken place."
1 won't uelieve It," repeated Major Armes.
"lou cant deceive me that wa'."
mum osBAxo axb wife.
Then he quickly bowed himself out and
jumped into the carriage again. The detec
ts us went to the door and watched the ve
'n i? until It disappeared from view, going
i,. Tenth street.
As it happened, tho major bad been do
' ;tt"d. as the priests had already told him.
A. .. .) o'clock Mr. Claude and Miss Armes
v . re pronounced man and wife by Rev.
1 a her Barry, of TeanaUytown. The mother
v1 i.-h win be ready for sale October 8, is located
-lie Georgetown and TennallytowB Klecuic
J . Uroad, at an elevation of about WO feet above
v. ustiiDgton. and is by far the handfeomest prop-t-
.v tUunc tie line, l'rie. of lots only from $00 to
&m First payment only $. Weekly payments
cnij 1 percent, or teas of purchase. We pay
f taaos, charge no interest and require no
x, its or mortgages. To the nret iurrhaser
1. il'ting a house at Woodmont, costing not less
tLan tl. 000. we will give aprieeof $150; second,
$;.", third. fclUO; fourth, $80; afcta, &&; elxth, $70;
eenth, 60, and eighth, $50
t will also pive the lots thus built upon and
free transportation over the electric road for one
year to one member of each family building and
residing there. Life insurance Tor amount of
riurchiM- Kuee with ouch sale As we are Uio
la g-8t and one of the most reliable real estate
fi- wt in the United States, you can depend our
arryiaj: out to the letter all we advertise Pree
fRuapo-tation can be had at our office. Aconte
on the ,-"" .rd at all hoars, Sunday included. X
auihd.ai "or a home or profitable investment
as this i .si n otfwtfd you.
It Mfu ay j .ju laveeiigata
WOBB, IlABMOK & CO.,
C25 TMrtoonth street northwest.
of tho bride, a number or her girl friends, and
a few friBnds of the groom wore present. Im
mediately after tho brief ceremony, tho happy
pair loft for the Pennsylvania!! ailroad sta
tion to take a short honeymoon trip, hut thuir
destination was kopt secret for obvious rea
sons. Mr. Herbert Claude, the groom, is tho su
perintendent of the Hock Creek Hallway, and
an estimable and popular young man. On
their return from tho wedding tour Mr. and
Mrs. Claude will occupy a pretty homo ou
Chevy Chase road.
Major Armos finally learned onough to con
vince even his doubting nature. Thon ho re
turned to detective headquarters and tried to
secure asslstanco to have tho pair arrested,
but without avail. Ho became quite tranquil.
"My daughter is too young to bo married,"
he said to a Times reporter on tho pavement
outside of 'headquarters, aftfr his wild rido.
"Besides I don't think that young man fit to
be hor husband."
Major Armes is well known about town,
and achieved notoriety once berore during
the inauguration of President Harrison. He
had a habit of appointing himself an aide, nnd
appeared during tho parade on a spirited
charger. Ho refused to obey an order to get
out of the line.
During the argument he suddouly rodo up
to Gen. James A. Beaver, then Governor of
Pennsylvania, and deliberately pulled his
nose. For this offense he was court-martialed
as a retired army officer and sentonced to re
main within the limits of a clrclo of fifty
miles, with Washington as tho center, for
three years. This sentence was afterward re
mitted by the President.
The divorce suit brought recently by Mrs.
Armes against the major ib the second sho
has instituted, the first having been with
drawn upon his supplication ami promise to
do better. Some time ago Major Armes at
tempted to chastise his daughter, tho heroine
ot this story, and when hor mother
interfered a ' scene of violence and
anger followed. This led to tho
second suit and Major Armes among other
things is charged with cruelty and failure to
provide for his famil v. The case will bo hoard
on Wednesday. It is stated by friends of Mrs.
Armes that herjliusband has. acted so jteculiarly
ot hUe as to warrant the belief that he is suf
fering from mental diseaee. It is further
stated that proceedings may be taken to plaeo
him where ho can do no harm either to himself
or those who have incurred his displeasure.
The Climax Was Kcachcd When tho Hus
band Took All the rurniturc AMay
from His AVifc's House.
The domestic differences between Mr. and
Mrs. Malcolm E. Thompson, of No. 2122
Seventh street northwest, reaehed a climax
yesterday, and henceforth oaeh will pursue
the path that is best without consulting the
other in any particular.
Mrs. Thompson keeps a little grocery store
at the above number, and while she was ab
sent for a short time yesterday her husband.
who has occupied a separate domicile for
several months, took a wagon, went to his
wife's home, and proceeded to roinove tho
furniture. Mrs. Ihompson returned while
the removal was in progress and a lively time
followed. The noise made by the contending
partie soon attracted an immense crowd and
many of them oluuteerod to givo Mrs.
"Why don't you eut the beds to pieces? I
wouldn't let him take my nice feather beds if
I were in your place," said some. Others
wanted her to got an axe and break the chairs
and looking glasses to pieces. 3Irs. Thomp
son could not, see that her duty lay in that
direction and, woman like, sho began to cry.
Tears had no effect on Thompson and hardly
seeming to know that his wife cried it all, he
loaded the goods on the wagon he had
brought and took them to a house farther
down the street, where he deposited thorn.
"They are mine," said he to a bystander in
a sort of explanatory way, "and I guess I
will do what I please with them."
After the house had been denuded of fur
niture, Mrs. Thompson went tQ several civil
magistrates to get out a warrant for Thomp
son's arrest, but no on would issue the paper,
it being thought by each that probably Thomp
son had as much right to the things as his
wife. Later Mrs. Thompson decided to visit
an installment house and lay in a new stock
of furniture. Sho also declared that if Mr.
Thompson again comes to her house she will
have him arrested.
The troubles of the Thompsons aro of long
standing and date back to the period when
they lived in "old Virginia." They cjimo to
Washington a little less than two years ago.
Work was hard to get and Mrs. Thompson
opened a little grocery store with the idea of
contributing her share toward tho support of
the family. Thompson aid not appreciate her
efforts, but scolded her in tho presence of cus
tomers to her great mortification.
About four months ago the couple separated
and yesterday was the first time Thompson
had been seen around the house during that
period. Mrs. Thompson said j-eslerday that
she was seriously considering tho advisability
of suing for divorce.
AFTER MANY YEARS.
A Schooldays.' Romance to He Consum
mated at Last by a Wedding.
Obaxoe, K. J., Oct. 1. Miss Jano B. Dear
born, who for twenty-fivo year3 has been
principal of the Dearborn-Morgan School, one
of the largest private schools in tboStato, and
James Ellyson Mills, State geologist of Cali
fornia, are to be married.
About thirty-five years ago Miss Dearborn
and Mr. Mills were schoolmates in Lrodklyn.
After sho graduated she camo to Orange and
started her school. Mr. Mills studied ge
ology, and afterward he studied for the min
istry and was ordained. He was married in
California, where a few years ago he was
made State geologist. His wifo died several
Last September, at a convention of tho
Swedenborgian Church in Chicago, Miss
Dearborn road a paper on "An application of
woman's formativ power to church work,"
whieh was printed in the New Church Mes
senger. Mr. Mills was much interested in tho
article, and wrote to tho editor oi tho Messen
ger, the llev. Charles Holbrook Mann, of this
city, regarding the autuor.
Thereupon a correspondence between Miss
Dearborn and Mr. Mills was begun, which
has resulted In their engagement. They will
be married in San Francisco next month.
Susar Planters Will Stic I'nclc Sam.
Phh.akuhia, Oct. L W. M. Lonsdale, an
extensive sugar planter from Louisiana, who
is now in this city, in an interview to-day
with an Associated Pres representative, said
that Louis Sour, an ex-governraont official,
has been employed by the planters to weigh
and test all the sugar produced in Louisiana
with a view to bringing suit against tho
United States government for tho amount of
the bounty heretofore promised them. Tho
bounty last year amounted to 11,000.000,
of which as yet there has been onlv about
$9,000,000 paid in.
Across the Ocean.
The Paris Figaro says that tho relations of
Prance with England are decidedly strained.
The Czar and his family havo left Spala for
Livadia, in the Crimea, where, it is thought,
he will stand a better chanco of recovering
from his sickness.
YonHiderlen-Wachtor, a prime favorite of
Emperor Willinm, and Potsdorf, editor of
the Kladderadatsch, Berlin's famous humor
ous paper, have been condemned to four
months' imprisonment in a fortress for fight
ing a duel.
Is the name of a promising suburb, situated on
the Tenallytown Jilectric road, which. will soon
be opened by Wood, Harmon & Co , who havo so
recently passed all records or this vicinityin
their success at "St Elmo" and "Del Hay." Such
an energetic and reliable firm dteerves the pat
ronage of the community.
LT. KELLY TAKES THE WATCH
He Wins the Great Contest by a
PEARSON CLOSE ON HIS HEELS
The Gallant Lioutonant Scores 150,163, and
tho Actinpr Sorgcant is but 4,036 Be
hind Him Daloy Comes Third "Win
ner's Friends Wild With Dolight,
Lieutenant John F. Kcllv 150,163
Private John A. Pearson 152,127
Sergeant John C, Daley. 54,301
"We, tho undersigned, a cpmmlttoe represent
ing Lieut. Kelly and Private 1'earoon, contest
ants for tho watch offerpd by The Washington
Times to tho moat popular policeman, do lioroby
certify that wo superintended the counting o
tho votes from the time tho polls cloeod. Tho
method of counting the votes was as follows: Tho
ballots weto spread out on tables in tho buslnoss
offlco of Tun Washington Tijiks and counted
by fourteen men. As soon as a pack
ago of votes had boon counted by ono man It
was passed over to auothur sitting on tho opp
sltosideof the table nnd tho count vorinod byhim.
If tho count made by both men ngroed the voles
wore entered on sheets of pauer kept for that
purpose, and tho ballots wore then passed over
to a clerk specially detailed for that purposo,
who carefully deposited them in baskots. This
cleik kept auother tally of tho vote, In this way
keeping throe separate and distinct returns,
nnd thus avoiding all possibility of mlstako.
"Wo aro satisfied that tho count was accu
rately mado and that Lieut. John F. Kelly, who
was declared to havo recolvod the highest uum
bor of votos, is Justly entitled to tho watch.
"L. F. BlSCUOFF,
"Committeeman for Llout. Kelly.
"Commlttoomau for 1'rivato I'oarson.
Lieut. Kelly wins The Timks gold watch
contest for the most popular policeman in
Washington. Private 1'earson was a good
second, and for a tlnio it seonied that he
would he the victorious officer. Sergt. Dnley's
friends appeared to havo given up tho tight,
and only 5,387 votes wero received for him
Frivate Pearson scored tho greatest num
ber for ono day. 135,2bC beiug placed to his
credit before "the polls closed. Hut ho only
had 16,841 vestordav morning, whilo Lieut.
Kelloy started in with C2.123. and added 91.
010 to his credit at 12 o'clock. Very; fow
votes were received for the other contestants,
and all the interest was centered upon tho
SHOUTED THEMSELVES IIOABSE.
It was 11:30 last night before tho count was
completed and an hour later when tho tally
sheets wore verified. Lieut. Kelly's friends
were present in large numbers, and when tho
result was announced shouted themsolve3
hoarse over their victory. Tho lieutenant was
present when tho announcement was made,
and received tho hearty congratulations of
several hundred friends.
Half a dozon of his more ardent admirers
hurried him into a carriage and escorted
him to his home. Then tho excitement sub
sided and quiet was onco more restored in
the vicinity of Tue Tikes building. Nolthor
Sergt. Daley nor Private Pearson were present
when tho count was completed.
Tho time and placo when tho presentation
will be made have not been decided on, but
this will occur in two or threo days. Due
notice will bo given in The Times.
There were exciting scenes at Tue Times
office yesterday morning at 11:15 The gold
watch contest for tho most popular police
man in Washington was drawing to a con
clusion. In fifteen minutes tho polls would
ceaso and tho struggle close.
OATHEEINO OF THE CLANS.
The clnns wero gathering and tho votes
beginning to pile in as never beioro during
the contest. Thousands of the littlo whito
ballots had been reserved till the blowing of
the last horn.
First tho votes camo in packages of from
ono to five hupdred. Then cigar-boxes wero
brought into requisition, but these lasted only
a fow moments. Largo valises were resorted
to, and as tho fifteen minutes dwindled to ten,
and then to live, tho excitement of tho assem
bled hundreds knew no bonds.
Some one brought in a Hour sack, labelled
'110.000 votes for Privato John A, Pearson,
Ninth precinct." This was tho largest single
deposit of the day, and for a moment Lieut.
Kelly's friends wero fearful of his success.
But It is only for a moment. Instantly they
rallied round their color-bearer, and cries of
"Hurrah for Kelly!" "What's tho matter
with Kelly?" with tho ever-ready response,
"He's all right!" rent tho air and- could bo
distinctly heard several blocks away.
Tho hands of the office clock pointed to
three minutes of 12. Soon the hammer would
fall and the sale bo over. Eut see! Out in tho
crowd by the door there was a commotion.
Some one was shoving his way through tho
mass of humanity. Ho had soino packages
in his arms. Evidently they contained votes.
It was a critical period. A moment moro and
all would be over. Perchance this individual
brought victory to soino officer.
DnOlTED UIS BURDEN.
At last ho reachod the goal and quickly
dropped his burden on tho counter. '"Ten
thousand votes for Privato Pearson," he
cried, but tho words were scarcely out
of his mouth when an unknown
arm brushed tho precious package from the
counter. Tho whito bits of paper spread
in every direction. Needless to say tho Pear
sonite was mad as fury. Iut this was no
titnoto fight, so tho angry individual gathered
up tho fragments and accompanied his action
with a few words of warning to "whoever
knocked those votes off that counter."
Promptly at noon tho polls closed and tho
last count began. Four gentlemen from The
Times composing-roomundertook the job but
they soon found tho task too great, and ten
additional men wero put to work. Tho names
of the counters wero Messrs. A. W. McGill,
0. H. Robinson, J. E. Martinson,
A. J. McCurdy. W. F. Tappan.
J. L Drister. F. H. Hart, Donald
Monro, E. Drew, W. n. Whitcomb, J. B.
Mouldcn, 0. J. Graf, L. Meredith, J. II.
Adams, and G. S. Fletcher. The method of
the count Is described in the committee's cer
tificate. CROWDS TOOK A LIVELY INTEREST.
When tho count began tho crowd, in and
about tho office was immense. Many scores
of admirers of the several contestants wero
assembled on tho sidowalk and discussed the
chances of their favorites. Bets wero frequently
mado and considerable money changed hands
on the result. It was evidently a Kelly crowd
and tho popular lieutenant was the favorite
with tho bettors. Odds of 10 to 1, 5 to 1, and
20 to 2 wero frequently and freely ofTered, but
not as freely accepted.
Lieut. Kelly was on hand at 12 o'clock and
at intervals during tho afternoon. Sergt.
Daley was also in tho office several times
during tho afternoon, but was apparently un
concerned. In the ofilco the clerks were kept busy an
swering telephone messages regarding tho
"Fortune knocks at ovory man's door." It Is
an old saw, but quite truo. You will havo a
chance soon.' "Wocdmont" will ho opened Oc
tobers, 1801. Beautifully situated lots, front
ing on the Tennnllytown Electric road, from ?50
to C00. Terms, $2 cash and balance small weekly
or monthly payments. Don't get left this tirno,
hyt como early and take your choice. They
won't be for salo long at theso prices.
" Wood, HArmon & Co.,
625 Thirteenth street northwest.
result, but, of course, could not givo definite
At 0:30 suppor was nnuouncod, nnd tho al
ready tired counters stopped work for half
au hour. As thoy filed out of tho offlco
many were tho anxious quories put to
them regarding tho cqunt at that hour.
After suppor tho count was continued until
11:80 at night, when tho last ballot was re
corded and tho tally shoots verified. This
required an hour, nnd during tho interval
many wero tho speculations mado as to tho
winner. Kelly was still tho favorite.
When at 12:30 this morningMr. Wilkinson,
of The Times, announced tho result recorded
abovo, tho joy of tho Kelly men knew no
bounds. Hats woro thrown high in air
and tho shouting could bo henrd
far away. Pandemonium reigned
supremo for fifteen minutes, nnd only ceased
when tho victorious nontenant, homo on tho
shoulders of his friends, was carried to a
waiting carriage and driven rapidly to his
STELLO'S LI1M3 IN 1'ERIL.
He Awoko to Find Himself Amid Flames
and Smoke Officers Kcscucd
Him Just in Time.
An excited man knocked sharply on tho
door of Theodora Stello's grocery store, at
First and I streets northwest, about 12:30
o'clock this morning.
"Hoy there, iusido!" ho cried. "Your placo
j Smoko was ilowlng out of tho windows and
crevices in thick volumes. Stollo awoko at
tho call and found hi-, room filled with chok
ing smoke. He stumbled up and tried to get
down stairs, but blinded and almost suffo
cated ho was unablo to find tho door for soino
time. Finally ho got down on his hands and
knees and crept along tho fioor to tho door,
and thence groped blindly down tno stairs.
In tho rear of his storo Stello found a small
blazo. Ho seized a broom and tried to beat
tho fire out. In tho meantime Officers Pierco
and Walsh, of tho Now Jorsoy avenue station,
nlso discoverod the fire and promptly turned
in an alarm.
Whou tho policomcn burst in tho door,
Stollo was found working desperately to ex
tinguish tho llro. As they entered, ho gave a
jjasp, and sank to tho floor unconscious, over
come by tholieat and smoke. While ono car
riod tho senseless man out into tho opon air
to rovivo him. tho other bout his efforts to
keoping tho blazo down, but without much
Tho stock in tho rear of tho storo and tho
collar was burning at a lively rato when tho
engines arrived, but tho firemen soon had tho
last spark drowned out. Stello was soon
brought around. It was thought at first that
several hundred dollars and some lino dia
monds ho had loft upstairs wero stolen, but
theso wero afterward found.
Tho loss will not exceed 4200. It is thought
that tho fire was of Incendiary origin. It evi
dently started under a stairway in tho cellar,
and the pollco set to worK to iiiaKO an inves
tigation. WILL NOT THK0K DIRT.
Senator Vest Opens the Democratic Cam
paign in Missouri and Says Ho Has
Nothing to Apologize For.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 1. Senator Vest
opened tho Democratic campaign in Missouri
here to-day in the presence of an immense
gathering of people. Ho began by saying:
"If any one is hero with the expectation
that I will attack the President of the United
States, or any other Demoerat, that expecta
tion will not be realized. Whatever differ
ences of opinion as to publio questions may
exist between the President and myself, they
shall not interfere, so far as I am concerned,
with my duty in tho hour of conflict and
danger. My contest is now with tho enemy
not with Democrats. No word from mo shall
furnish an excuse for lukewarmness or hesi
tation by any Democrat, nor give encourage
ment to our enemies.
"Tho Spaniards havo a maxim 'that you
should not throw dirt upon a breakfast which
must bo oaten.' and whatever may havo been
my hopes or opinions as to the legislation re
cently enacted. I will not increase existing
difficulties and embarrassment by denounc
ing that legislation and thereby furnishing
ammunition to tho Republican party.
"I am not hore to apologizo for my action.
In my public life there is nothing which gives
me more satisfaction than the consciousness
that 1 hnve honestly done my duty as a Sen
ator in the struggle through which 1 have
just passed. In looking back I havo nothing
to retract, and, so far as my personal action
is concerned, nothing to regret."
Senator Vest then proceeded to discuss at
great length tho struggle incident to the re
peal of the purchasing clause of the Sherman
act and the framing of the now tariff law.
saying in regard to tho latter that in looking
back upon it his surprise constantly grows
that a bill was passed at all.
TOSSED ABOUT LIKE A CORK.
Steamship Knickerbocker Caught in the
Storm and Two of Her Crew Lost.
New Orleans, La., Oct. 1. The Cromwell
Lino steamship Knickerbocker arrived this
morning from Now York, badly battered and
reporting the loss of two men.
The Knickerbocker left Now York last Sat
urday evening in command of Capt. Halsey
and with about sixty passengers. She got into
the very teeth of tho storm and for thirty-six
hours was tossed about like n cork by wind
and waves. In tho midst of tho big blow tho
mainmast was carried awayand tho crow was
set to work at onco. and while the men were
bravely battling to clear away tho wreckago a
mountainous wave washed over tho deck, and
when tho ship righted hersoir again her spc
ond mate, O'Neill, nnd Seaman Hanson woro
gone. They had been washed overboard, and
no effort could be mado to rescuo them.
Whilo tho storm lasted the passengers wero
all kept below. Much of tho bulwnrks or tho
vessel wero battered in. Capt. Halsey said
to-day that it was the worst storm he had ex
perienced in many years,
Sliakc-up in the Treasury.
About ninety Treasury clerks, for whom
there is no permanent provision in tho Dock
ery law, wero yesterday placed on' a tem
porary roll, whore they will remain as long as
tho fund created for that purposo, upwards of
30.000. holds out.
There wero many transfers from ono roll to
another, involving scores of changes, and
now oaths of ofilco had to. bo taken.
Tho changes woro mostly anticipated,
but this did not prevent spmo very
disngroeablo scenes, and there was much
weeping in tho earlier hours among tho wo
men. Some of tho oldest clerks in tho depart
ment aro reduced in salary or placed on the
In the Field of Politics.
S. R. narris has been nominated for Con
gress by tho Republicans of tho Thirteenth
Thomas Y. McCray has been nominated for
Congress by tho Democrats of tho Twelfth
Pittsburg will mako a bid for tho conven
tion of the National League of Republican
Club3 in 189G.
Gov. McKinley opened tho Ropubllcnn cam
paign in Missouri yesterday at t. Louis,
where ho made two speeohes.
Joffery Denny, jr., and W.C. Owons opened
tho campaign in tho Ashland, Ky., district
yesterday with a ioint debate before a large
That Wood, Harmon & Co. always offer great
bargains at thoir opening sales. So it will he at
"Woodmpnt" October 8. Rend tho papers for
the next fow days and you will know all about it.
Wood, Harmon & Co.,
025 Thirteenth street northwest.
CORBETT HOT TO BE MOVED
"Lanky Bob" Must Fight O'Donnell
'Ere the Champion Will Meet Him.
EITZSIMM0NS MEANS BUSINESS
Ho Notifies "Gontloman Jack" that Ho Will
Post 1,000 and if It Is Not Covered in
Thirty Days Will Claim tho Championship
Corbett Makos a Lengthy Reply.
New York, Oct. 1. Tho following letter
was sent to Corbett to-night:
"To James J. Corbett, Champion of tho
"According to all customs and recognized
rules of tho prizo ring, I believe I am en
titiod to challenge you for tho world's heavy
weight championship. I hereby do so in the
most bu3ineas.-liko manner possiblo by post
ing $1,000 as a forfeit for you to cover.
"This money will bo allowed to remain up
for thirty days, and at tho end of that period,
if you fail to cover it, I believe that I am en
titled to tho championship without further ar
gument. I havo consulted all tho best sporting
authorities in America on this point, and they
all agreo that you aro obliged to light mo or
lose the championship by default.
"It is not aquestion of whether I am a middle-weight
or welter-weight as long as there
is a club that stands ready to offer a $23,000
purse as I am willing to comply with all the
recogcized rules, I am entitled to fight you.
"In case I become tho champion I hope you
will not lower tho 10,000 stake money you
now say you will bet on O'Donnell if we are
matched. I. however, pray that you will not
loso the championship by default, but will
go into tho ring and defend it like a man. as
your predecessor, John L. Sullivan, did, who
threw up his theatrical engagements to fight
you. I certainly shall not allow any of my
theatrical engagements to interfere with my
defense of the honored title if it comes to me.
"Champion Middle-weight of tho World."
The following letter is self-explanatory:
"New York, October 1, 189L
"Robert Fitzbimmonh, esq., Now York:
"In reply to your communication of to-day
I desire to state that I am the champion
heavy-weight of the world. I won that title
not by defeating middle-weights, but by
battling with every heavy-weight that stood
between myself and" John L. Sullivan.
"I dispute your right to claim a battle with
mo at the present time, because, while you
are undoubtedly the best middle-weight in
the world, your record gives you no right to
a placo in my class.
"I propose to enter the ring onco more,
and then retire, whether I win or lose. I
want my next contest to bo with the best man
in the world. I do not consider you that man,
nud I do not propose to meet you, and
then, after having defeated you, be told
by your friends that you are only a middle
weight after all. I care nothing for tho past
history of the ring, or its obsolete rules. 3Iy
future is in my owu hands, nnd I do not pro
pose to be told by you or any other man liv
ing what I am to do.
"I consider Steve O'Donnell a better rnan
than you are, and he will prove it when ho
meets voi. If you accept his challenge and
defeat him. then you will not nave to worry
much about securing a contest with me.
remove the only obstacle.
"You say that O'Donuell is a fourth rater,
and that you aro sincero in your desire to be
come champion of the world. Then you
should reinovo tho only obstaclo that stands
between you and me, especially when ha is
"I am prepared to post 85.000 with any
reputable man or newspaper in this country,
to be paid to you in c.-se I refuse to fight you
after you have defeated O'Donnell. Mr. Brady
has postedyl.OOO as an evidence of O'Donnell's
irood faith. You do not need to wait thirty
days for me to pay any attention to j-ou, fori
do not propose to do so, and, if you are sin
cere, then you had better arrange a match
with O'Donnell at once, for the sooner you do,
tho sooner you will open up tho dance you
seem to desire so much (?) a meeting with
mo. "James J. Corbett.
"Boston, October 1."
SUGAR REFINERIES CLOSING.
Will Not Open Again Untlll Stock on Hand
Is Disposed Of.
Philadelphia, Oct.l. The sugar trust to
day closed the Spreckels Sugar "Refinery in
this city. Tho trust's Franklin Teflnery is
now running on half time, but is only turn
ing out "soft grades, the supply of whieh at
present is not excessive. McCahan's refin
ery, which is independent of the trust will
probably shut down to-raerrow or Wednes
day. This cessation is due to the overstocked
condition of the market, and operations will
not bo resumed until tho sugar at present on
hand is disposed of. It is reported here that
the Havomeyer and Elder refinery in New
York and the plant operated by tho trust in
Boston aro about to shut down.
Several Local Offices Filled.
Charles H. Doing was yesterday appointed by
Warden Leonard to bo a watchman at theDis
rict jail,vico Arthur Payne, resigned. Ho is the
man who had charge of Capt. Howgato when
he escaped on April 13,1882. Marshal Wilson
has nppotnted John J. Malono a deputy in his
offlco and John L. Saunders and William Nol
son, colored, messenger and laborer, respect
ively. Malone takes the placo oi Deputy
Marshal William B. Robinson, nenry C. Mc
Lean yesterday took his position as chief
clerk an d deputy health officer with Dr. Wood
Tco Ucitrant Witnesses Indictcd
Tho grand jury yesterday returned twenty
eight pages of empty indictments agaiust
Henry O. Havemeyer, president of tho Amer
ican Sugar Refining company; John E.
Searles. socretarv of the same company, and
Allon Lewis Seymour, John W. Macartney,
nnd E. R. Chapman, stock brokers.
Tho charge is violation of section 102, Re
vised Statutes of tho United States. Tho in
dictments returned against Macartney and
Chapman aro merely to correct clerical errors
in tho old papers. Arguments on all will come
up on October 12.
Socialists Dispersed By the Police.
Brussels, Oct. 1. Tho socialists of this
city to-day attomDtcd to hold an anti-military
demonstration. They woro ordered to dis
perse by tho polico, but no attention was paid
to tho order. Tho police thon used forco to
enforce their order, with the result that a free
fight occurred, during which several of the
riotous, socialists wero injured. A number of
the ringleaders wero arrested. The scene of
tho fighting was tho Place Do La Chape.
Mortgage to Secure n Big Loan.
Tho Columbia Railway Company yesterday
filed a mortgage covering all its property to
secure $500,000 to tho American Security and
Trust Company. Thg money is to bo used, it
is understood, to mako tho proposed changes
in tho motivo power of tho road.
You Will Bo Sorry
Jf you fail to get a lot at "Woodmont" Road
tho papers carefully for the next few days and
you will know all about it. ,
Wood, Harmon & Co.
D25Thlrteenth stroet northwest
MOVING STEADILY UFWARD.
After Having Heard the Criminals ns Wlt
nesscs tho Lcxow Committee Takes
High Officials in Hand.
New York, Oct. L Tho Lexow committee
resumed its Investigations Into tho police de
partment to-day, after a two weeks' vacation
taken to allow tho mombers of tho committeo
to attend tho State conventions of tho Repub
lican and Democratic parties.
It Is evident that matters aro rapidly reach
ing a climax. Tho beginning of the end is
apparently in sight. Commencing with tho
criminals, the very worst men and women in
Now York city, as witnesses, Mr. GotT, the
attorney who has been conducting the inves
tigation, has been steadily moving upward in
tho scale of humanity. The testimony of ex
officers and former policemen having been
taken just before the adjournment, the prose
cution took another stop nearer tho throno
to-day, when Major William H. Kip, chief
clerk at tho police headquarters, was called
as tho first witness of tho day. His testimony
referred largely to matter appearing in tho
records and was to some extent of a routine
Then came ex-Police Commissioner Charles
F. MacLean. Ho thought the power exer
cised by the pollco courts over the police de
partment was in the main injurious. He be
lieved that a single head to tho department
would eventually bo an improvement. The
civil service law had proved of little benefit
to the department bocauso so many of the in
spectors wero incompetent. Ho could recall
only one instiinco in which a formal investi
gation was made by the board touching the
salo of captaincies. The witness gave it out
as his opinion that tho present system, with
its bad application of the civil service laws,
offered greater opportunities for purchasing
a placo on the police force than under the old
There was an unusually large attendance of
attorneys and ministers when the session
commenced to-day. Tho interest in the pro
ceedings continues unabated. Among tho
witnesses called was Corporation Council
Clarke. He was asked why he had designated
Mr. Wollman to appear 03 special counsel to
tho police board during the recent historical
trial of a number of officers since Mr. Woll
man was already drawing a salary as assistant
district attorney. Mr. Clarke said he selected
Mr. Wellman because he was familiarwith
criminal law, and that tho appointment was
neither wrong nor illegal. After tho ex
amination of several minor witnesses the com
mittee adjourned for the day.
LESSONS OF THE YALU BATTLE.
In Modern Battle-ships There Must He Com
promise JJctween Armor and Artillcry
London, Oct. 1. Sir Edward Reed, tho
naval constructor, in an Interview today re
garding the battle fought off the Yalu Biver,
recounted tho naval views which Emperor
William of Germany had expressed to aim in
audiences which wero accorded Sir Edward
Reed at tho beginning of the present year.
Referring to those conversations, Sir Ed
ward said that tho recent battle strikingly
demonstrated the soundness of the German
Emperor's views. The latter, while fully
recognizing the value of battle-ships with
stout armor along the belt and at the stem
nnd stern, dwelt upon the necessity of pro
viding the utmost possible amount and scope
of gun-fire. The Emperor, on presenting Sir
Edward Reed with his portrait as a souvenir,
wrote upon it:
In tho modern battle-ship the distribution
of weight necessitates a compromise between
armor and artillery. Give her a full, all
round belt and after that you must always
decide in favor of artillery "
Sir Edward Reed added that,in his opinion,
tho most important point brought out in tho
battle off tho Yalu River was the necessity of
largely increasing the number ot bow and
stern quick-fire guns on British warships.
YEST IS THE OWNER.
Decision in the Suit Involving Stock of tho
Chicago Times Company.
Chicago, I1L, Oct. L By the decision of
the United States Court of Appeals, handed
down to-day by Judge Woods, James J. West
wins every point in tho suit brought against
him by H. J. Huiskamp and others, to settle
the question of ownership of 5,001 shares of
stock in tho Chicago Times Company, and
valuable property belonging to the Story
The decision of Judge Blodgett in the cir
cuit court Is reversed and the case is ordered
to be referred to a master for adjudication of
tho points in dispute as to tho value of tho
property in litigation and the relative rights
of the claimants. Mr. West is declared by the
appellate court to be guiltless of the breaches
of honesty charged against him by the com
plainants in their original bill. He is also
declared to be the owner of tho Times' stock
and its sale by the complainants is said to
have been illegal.
WORLD'S FOOD FAIR.
It Is Ojencd by Goy. Grccnhalgo at tho
Boston, Mass., Oct. 1. The World's Food
Fair was formally opened to-day by Gov.
Qrsenhalgo. All the available space at Me
chanics' Building is crowded with every kind
cf food product, and the exhibits are far su
perior to the first one, three years ago. which
was so successful. Many of the exhibits aro
those seen at the Columbian Exposition and
th California Mid-winter Fair.
The dairy department has a working plant
which turns out 3.000 pounds of butter dally.
The home department Includes the main art
gallery and a suite of apartments with a lec
ture room for daily lectures and demonstra
tions by Mrs. D. A. Lincoln, Mis3 Alice Bar
rows, Miss M. A. Roland, of Johns Hopkins
University: Dr. Susanna Dodds, of Hygienlo
College, and Mrs. Nankamuro. This depart
ment will also include an exhibit of Russian
Stc3iner Sunk, but Crew Saved.
Philadelphia, Oct. 1. Tho British tank
steamer Allegheny, bound from Philadelphia
to Bergen and laden with 1,171.000 gallons of
oil, was in collision enrly this morning off
Ship John Light, near Bombay Hook, in the
Delaware Bay, with the Belgian steamer
Caucase. The Allegheny was sunk two min
utes after sho was struck, in eight fathoms of
water. Her crew o( fifty men were all. taken
off in safety by tho tug Pioneer.
Lynch Will He Admitted-
Natchesse, Miss., Oct. 1. Ex-Congressman
John B. Lynch, colored, moro recently
Fifth Auditor of the national Treasury under
Harrison, has applied to the cuancery court,
of Adams county, for admission to the bar.
His moral character has been duly certified
to, and his legal attainments will bo looked
into later, before he is admitted to practice.
Ho is a bright colored man and will undoubt
edly pass his examination successfully.
Pullman Not Coming East.
Scranton, Pa., Oct. 1. It has been rumored
in commercial circles hero recently that the
Pullman Compnuy intended establishing a
branch in tho East, and favored a location In
the iron or coal regions or Pennsylvania, xne
Scranton Board of Trade communicated with
Mr. Pullman on the subject, and to-day re
ceived a letter saying that the report is with
Crimes and Casualties.
Tho factory of Jonas & Neuenberg. cutters
of hatters' fur, a six-story double building on
West Thirty-fourth street, Now York, and the
largest of "its kind in the United States, was
yesterday destroyed by flro. 4
Thomas Wilkinson, aged sixteen years, of
Excelsior. Pa., while hunting rabbitf. acci
dentally shot himself, the charge entering his
mouth and passing through tho top; of his
CHINESE ABE DEMORALIZED
Corruption in the Commissary De
partment Fasses Belief.
SOLDIERS WITHOUT ANT RIFLES
Disorder Hampant, Although Executions
Axe Frequent Native and Toreigu Mer
chants Afraid of Depredations Janaa to
Increase Her Army is Korea.
Losdos, Oct. 1- A dispateb sent froct
Shanghai to-day states that the Chinese wu
couneil continues to sit, but the disorganiza
tion fe appalling. The corruption in the com
missariat passes belief. There fe no clothing
for the troops, food is scanty, and weapon!
and war munitions, bought and paid for, cod
neither be found nor traced.
The great Chinese camp between Tien-Tala
and Taku fe filled with raw levies and disor
der is ramnant, although executions ara
frequent. The raea are without rifles.
Foreigners do not venture in the camp unless
they are amply guarded. Most of tho
Europeans have gone to the coast towns iot
protection. Many Chinese merchants hav
also migrated to the eeaec towns, feeling that
they will be more seeure with the foreigners.
Remants of the Chinese foree from. Ping
Yang havo reached Moukden. They losl
everything, and tell doleful stories ol thi
IiONDOx, Oet. 2. The Times publishes let-,
tera from Yokohama, bearing date of August
24, stating that Japan is preparing to inoreasa
her army in Korea to 100,000 men. The in
tentions of the government, as proclaimed by
the native press, are to crush the Chinesa
army in Korea, and march on Pekin, where
claim for a large indemnity will bo mad",
and the cession of the island of Fomosa. de
manded. A letter dated September 1 says that no
news of any kiad has been received exespi
that a naval battle had been fought some-t
where in the gulf of Pe-Chl-IJ. It is addadl
that vessels on both sides were damaged.
The dispatch of troops continues, but thei
destination is unknown, except that 100,(ti
men have left to fight tho Chinese some
where. The Japanese believe that they will be in q
position to dictate terms to China before th.5
end of the year, and also that they wi J
possess the hoarded millions at Moukden be
longing to the Chinese imperial family.
Loitoon, Oet. 1. The Times will publish, $
dispatch1 from Shanghai stating that it is re
ported that 35,000 Japanese troops have beezr
landed on the Shan Tung coast, between thl
Yellow Biver and Tien Tshx.
BETTER BORN LUCKY THAN RICH
WUIIam Farrow Steps from Prison Heir ti
Botfaijo, N. Y., Oet. L Thfe was a gia.1
day. for TTHMam Farrow, oi Otoan. Ica
morning he was a prisoner in. the Erie coun'y
penitentiary, grinding; out a sentence fcr a
petty crime. Tab afternoon he stepped r n
aree man and, the heir toalortaweotf 32y C'j.
About five weeks ago Farrow was arrested
at Olean for stealing three bottles of wiu y.
He was brought to Buffalo and set to work m
the penitentiary. He had served less than a
week when word oame from Chicago or t.. j
death of Elizabeth Walsh, of that eity, ta
In her will Mrs. Walsh left Jarrow a tv
quest of 618,000 in cash and $14,000 in ral
estate. Some friends of the prisoner ptacd
his ease in the hands of Attorney Chariea
Thomas, of this city, who at onee set to wcrc
to find some Haw in his committment. Hi
succeeded in making out a ease and to-day
Farrow was diseharsed by Judge Seaver.
GOT A WASHINGTON GIRU
Ernest II. Schnabel Marries MayHIllman,
of Scammnn's The Burglar" Company.
Scrantos, Pa., Oet. L Ernest H.
Schnabel, aged twenty-two, of San Jose,
CaL, was wedded in this oJty to May Hit
man, an actress and a member of Seamraon't
"The Burglar" Company. Neither the man
ager nor the members of the company knw
of the marriage, as the groom proposes taking
his bride to California before the wedding is
known to his parents.
Miss Hillman is twenty-two years old. ari
was known as one of the "Hillman sisters."
Her real name was Mrs. May Briar, and she is
a daughter of George Hammond, of Washing
ton, D. C. Younc Schnabel knew Miss Hui
man last season, and came East ten days ago,
joining his fiancee at Schenectady, N. Y.. ani
accompanying the company until the mar
riage in this city.
MILLIONAIRE GROUT KARRIED,
Meanwhile His First Wife Was Still Suing.
Him for Divorce.
Obanoe, Mass., Oet. 1. Tho announce-,
ment of the marriage of William L. Grour,
one of the millionaire owners of the Nesy
Home Sewing Machine Works, to Miss Eliza
Reynolds, of Broekton, Mass., has created a
A few months ago his first wife filed a libel
for divorce, and attached her husbands
property for $100,000. Thfe was almost Im
mediately followed by the statement that Mr.
Grout had become a legal resident of Art
zona, and had been granted a dtvoreo therv
Mrs. Great has paid no attention to taa
Arizona bill, and has continued to receiva
$3,000 ayear from Mr. Grout.
Wire Nail Factory Closed.
Olkvbland, Oct. 1. The Banska Wire Nail
Corapanny, of this eity.tbe largest ot the kind
in the workl, has closed down for an indefi
nite period. It is said that the plant may bo
closed permanently, owing to a combination
with Eastern manufacturers. On account ol
the business depression during; the past yea:
the plant has been run to only a limited ex
tent and not to exceed 200 men will be thrown
out of employment on account of the shut
1 a fc
Convicts in Mutiny.
Atlakta, Ga., Oct, 1. Pankaatiary Keepet
Jones has reeeived a telegram saying thai
seventy-live convicts employed iaasawmul
near Waycross havo mutinied and refuse to
work. They are in the barracks and have
secutydJdiokeys to tho provision department.
A gda&has been sent to suppress the mutiny.
Mrs.MedIH, wife of the editor of tho CM
cage Tribune, died yesterday morning.
Philip C. Reilly. consular agent of tha
United States at Boeasdel Toro, Colombia, ii
The national bank of Fayetteville, N. Y.,
closed its doors this morniBg, but it 19 be
lieved that depositors will be paid in fulL
The district grand lodge ot the Grand
United Order of Odd FelIow3 opened its an
nual session in Boston yesterday as a prelim
inary to tho seventh biennial convention ot
the national body of tho order to-day at Fan
John Jackson, who during thewarwhila
the Union fleet was gofag: up the Savannah
1 Biver swamp up to a torpedo wnien lmpeda
Its progress, and by removing its eap rendered
it harmless, died In the Maryiaad house ol