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tyavz IJou Sent & (Bos Coupon? VOL. 2. !NO. 431. WASHINGTON, X. C, WEDNESDAY MOBNINa, MAT 22, 1895 EIGHT PAGES. ONE CENT. C&DETS THBICEWIHHERS Mortons Take $2,750 Away from the Memphis Drill. FEXCIBLES TOOK SIXTH PRIZE Fhe Former Champions Must Gio Up the Ga'Uentou Cup to the Thur,- toiiltlfles MoriotiCudet.wWildMlth Entbufelnnm Stay-at-homes lie- coive tlie XeM in the Armory. -Special to The Tiroes.) Camp Schoficld, Memphis, Tenn., May 21 Fully thirty thousand people wit nessed the closing scenes at Camp Scho ficld or the interstate drill. The individ ual drill, -which, caino off at 2 o'clock, was won by Private "Williams, of the Thurs ton Rifles. The sham battle -which fol lowed Was a most realistic and entertain ing feature of the day. The troops were then assembled for dress parade and the prizes were awarded the victorious com panies. The first prize of 3,000 in the inter state contest was won by the Thurston Rifles, of Omaha, Neb.; second, $1,250, Morton Cadets; third, 500, Boaley Rifles; fourth, McCarthy Light Guards; fifth, Governor's Guards; sixth, National Fen cibles; seventh, Chickasaw Guards. Maiden Drill Class B, first, $1,000, Mor tonCadot6; second, $500, Thurston Rifles. Capt. Shilling:. Class C, first, $1,000, Thurston Rifles; second, $500, Morton Cadets. The Neeley Zouaves took first money in the Zouave class and the Omaha Galling Gun section in the Galling Gun drill. In tlie Morton's camp the boys are wild with delight, and upon leaving the field carried their captain and lieutenants on tbelr shoulders around tlie grounds, singing 6ongs and otherwise giving vent to their enthusiasm. The Feocibles are taking their -defeat very well, and ail feel that bad the captain not omitted the one page, containing 6ix or seven movements, which he would have gotten an almost perfect mark on, they would easily have secured first place. Both companies left camp to-nigbt for the train, winch leaves to-moirow morning at C o'clock. The L street armory, where both the Mortons and the Fencibles have their quarters, was full of the liveliest excite ment from 7 o'clock last night. Telegraph messengers were awaited with anxiety and when they finally came they were nearly pulled in pieces in the eagerness to get at the news. Wild scenes followed the announcement. Arrangements for the reception of the companies at the Pennsylvania depot at 8 30 p. m. to-morrow night are rapidly neJUng completion. Cupt. L. H. Mat tingly is in charge and will be glad to hear from any organization proposing to participate-so as to assign a place in line. The Jrder of parade will be pu bl ished to-morro w. Cnpt. Donier. Col. William G. Moore will bo asked to take command. It is expected that the Sixth Cavalry Band, the Henderson Dm ill Corps, and the Lemvi Rifles' Drum Corps will be hand. The national guard organizations will form at the L street armory, tlie others on Pennsylvania avenue, with tlie left rest ing on Sixth street The Hue of march will be from the depot by Sixth streetand the Avenue to Fifteenth, out Fifteenth to K, down K to New York avenue, and thence out to the armory, and disband. The escort will consibt of companies B, C and D of the Third battalion, under Capts Mattingly and Sayre and Lieuten ant Burcbard, all commanded by Major Nelson; Ordway Rifles, Capt Williams; Hibernian Rifles, Capt Walsh; Corcoran Cadets, Capt Edwards. The Morton and Fencible drill teams, under Capt. Shilling and Domer, will hae the place of honor, and their comrades here will be properly assigned A citizens' commit tee will also have a place. In addition invitations to participate have been Eent to Company A, Sixth Battalion, Capt. Parsons; Treasury Guards, Capt. Tomhnson; Washington Light Infantry, four companies, Major Ross; National Rifles.Capt. Oyster, OldGuard.Capt.Edgar; the President's Troop, Capt. Barbour, and the Light Battery, Capt Forsberg, as well as the other organizations of tho National Guard. It is expected that the avenue will be especially illuminated for the cccasion and that an exhibition drill will be given at Convention Hell, to be followed by a dance. This, however, is conditioned in securing the hall. Shovers of tho Queer Arre&ted. Chicago, May 21. Secret service detect ives have just unearthed here what is claimed to be the greatest counterfeiting gang that has operated In Chicago in a number of years. They al6o unearthed in apartments on the West Side a lot of plaster molds, metal acid, files, and spu rious coin. Seven men and a woman have been arrested. Loiiisiana'sSllver Convention. Denver. Col., May 21. A special to the Times from New Orleans, La., says it was decided to-dav to hold a eilver convention to Louisiana next month. State Treasurer JehnPickettisarrangingfortheconvention. GEN. COGSWELL IS DEAD After Manv Weeks' Illness the End Came Early This Morning. Surrounded by Ills Family Ue Vuiiheil Culmly uml Peacefully Awiiy No Funeral A rraiijiemenUi. Representative William Cogswell, of Mas sachusetts, died at 1:15 o'clock this morn, ing, at his apartments, in tbiscity. . With him, when the end came, were Mrs. Cogswell, his wife, Dr. Cogswell, his son, and Miss Cogswell, his daughter. Gen. Cogswell had been failing rapidly during the day and as night came on it was apparent to his family that ho had but a short time to live. Much of the. time his breath came only in gaspa, though the end was calm and peaceful. Gen. Cogswell has been incapacitated for Congressional work for about six months, and was not fceen in his seat during the last session of the Fifty-third Congress. In the latter part of the fall of 189-1 he was attacked with kidney trouble. lie enmc to Washington, but after a short time left for Jamaica in the West Indies, in the hope or receiving some benefit. While there his complnint strongly as serted itself, and he returned to Washing ton, where he has leen ever since. The arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed. William Cogswell was born in Bradford, Mass., August 23, 1838. He attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; at tended Dartmouth College in 1855, and soon afterward loft to go to sea before the some months later, he was graduate! irom tlie Dane Law School of Harvard in 1880. He entered the Federal army in April, 1SG1, and served throughout the war until July, 18G5. lie was succes sively captain, lieutenant colonel and col onel of the Second Massachusetts Infantry. lie was breveted brigadier general in 1SG4, and during the closing operations of the war was assigned by special order to the command of the Third Brigade, in the Second Division of the Twentieth Army Corps. Heserved in the Shenandoah Valley under Banks, In "Virginia under Pope, and finally under Sherman and Thomas in the march through Georgia and the Carohnas. After the war closed he resumed ihe practice of law at Salem, Mass., and was for five years mayor of that city. lie served five terms in the Massachusetts house of representatives and one term in the State senate. In 188G he was chosen to represent the Essex, Mass., district in the popular branch of Congress, and has served there continuously since, jinving Iwcn re-elected to the Fifty-fourth Congress. He lias served with distinction on tlie Rivers and Harbors and Appropriations Committees and of the most important committees of the Hon be. He was a member of Salem Post, G. A. R., since its organization, and served one year as department commander of Massa--chusetts. Mr. Cogswell was one of the raobtpopularmembersoftheHouse. In personal appearance he somewhat resembled President Cleveland, for whom he was often mistaken. His hale, sturdy frankness and integrity commended them selves to the House when he spoke, and gave his utterances much weight. He was broad-minded and was particularly careful to avoid partisan debates touch ing the war. "WOULD BE A BIG STRIKE. Garment Maimers Organizing: for a V'ar Relating to "Wnfjes. New York, May 21. What promises to be the biggest strike ever known in the gar ment maknig industry in this ctiy is im pending over the question of the weekly wage system. The operatives demand that manufactur ers and contractors renew theexistingagree ment with the Brotherhood of Tailors, and grant the weekly work system to other gar ment workers' organizations. Demands will also be made for an increase ot wngeB in some instances. The strike is not likely to be ordered, if it shall be ordered, before September 15. Meyer Schoeufcld has been delegated to organzie for the strike. He said to-day: "June 1, 1 will visit Rochester, Syracuse, Dtica and other towns where tailoring work is done for New York City f inns and organ ize the workmen and women. To-morrow I will go to New London and Chesterfield, Conn., and organize the tailors in sev eral shops. "Since the last strike the manufacturers have sent out part of their work to the smaller cities in this State, New Jersey and Connecticut, whpre they hnve been able to have a good deal of it done in sweat shops at low prices, under the piece-work and task sj stems." "We will endeavor to stop this cut-throat business by solidifying all th" garment workers under one general organization." MILLIONS "WON'T SAVE HER. Capias Ifeviied to Brine Mrs. Springer Into Court. Chicago, May 21. A capias was issued this afternoon for Mrs. Warren Springer, the wife of a Chicago millionaire. Several months ago Mrs. Springer was indicted for an alleged attempt to bribe a juror in a property condemnation suit in which her husband wasintcrested. When the case wa6 called for trial to-day the defendant was uot in court. The capias was issued and a bond of $5,000, signed by her husband, was declared forfeited. It is said Mrs. Springer is visiting friends somewhere in Ohio. KEPOItTS FKOM THE SICK. iiis Dortjre Was Slowly Sinking. Greslmm and Hitt Better. Secretary Gresham had a good day yes terday. He ius reported to be doing very well and improving daily. The gain in Representative Hitt's condi tion continues, though he is not yet able to sit up. There has been no change in tlie condi tion of Miss Mary A. podge (Gail Hamilton). She was gradually sinking at an early hour tills morning. "Waved His Last Farewell. Shamokin, Pa., May 21. William H. Herpoter, of Buffalo, N. Y., wasstruckand instantly killed by a Reading locomotive to-day. Herpoter arrived here an hour before the accident and was on his way to the Odd Fellow's demonstration in Phil adelphia. When the engine struck him he was waving adieu to J'is brother who is a bratcman on a freight train. Xot Going to Console Lady "Wilde. New York, May 21 Mrs. Frank Leslie repudiated to-day the alleged interview, in which she is reported as being about to leave for Europe to visit Lady Wilde, to condole with her in her family troubles. Mrs. Leslie Bays that she severed her con nections with the Wilde family more than two years ago. Can Neither Learn Nor Forget. Wilmington, Del., May 21. Camp No. 34, Union Yeteran Legion, of this city, has adotped resolutions protesting against the dedication ot the confederate monument In Chicago on Memorial Dy isRwM!;1 JBL P InTl iSrSW Hill ill r IlIlliB Aiiff A Ceremony WhicH Will Cost .Uncle Sam $40,000,000. LISBSSTBEWEDTHER Thirteen Human Beings Torn to Atoms by Nitro-glyoerine. CHINAMEN DROPPED A CAN Terrific- Explosion at tlie California Powder "Works at Pinol Kot a VeHtijre Left of the Building The Country Around for Forty Mile Slmken us by nn Earthquake. San Francisco, May 21. A terrific re port and concubsion, which was distinctly felt all through the city and towns around the bay for a distance of forty miles to day, was at first believed to have been caused by an earthquake, but proved to bo an explosion in tho iiitro-glycerine and mixing houses of the California Powder Works at Pinol across the bay. The crew at the glycerine house, four in number, and the foreman at the mixing house were all killed, as well as nine Chinese working in ttie latter department. DROPPED THE EXPLOSIVE. The explosion occurred in the nitro glycerine house and was probably caused by the Chin"se dropping a can of the ex plosive. The case cannot be definitely as certained, however, as all connected with the building are dead. There were 200 Chinese in the adjacent mixing room, and at the sound of the ex plosion all ran. The force of the explosion was tremen dous. Huge pieces of wood were thrown into the bay, a distance of half a mile, and iiitro-glycerine tanks were hurled a distance of 500 yards. Hands, legb and other parts of the muti lated remains of the dead were scattered along the rond for a mile. VANISHED INTO THIN AIR. The nitro-glycenue house first went up, then the mixing storehouse and gun-t-otton hotibe followed. 'lie nil id uter ine house, of which not a vestige now re mains, was" a three-story Iramo struc ture, 1,200 b7 50 feet. It contained 8,000 pounds of nitro glycerine and 2,000 pounds of Hercules powder. A remarkable feature of the explosion is that although the storehouse, contain ing 1,000 pounds of Hercules powder, is completely wrecked, its contents are in tact In all, 1,000 pounds of explosives went up with a Toar and a sheet or flame. The fatalities are as followsi KILLED: Clarence Johuson, foreman glycerine house. D. A.Daone.ofPinol. M. Mlnahoh, of Oakland. C. Vclegas, of Martinez. W. D. Taylor, foreman mixing hoJse. Nine Chinese. CARELESSNESS COST LIFE. Ignited Powder Caused an Explosion "Which Killed Four Men. Wheeling, W. Va., May 21. The first reports of a disastrous explosion at the Monongah mine near Fairmont, to-day, were wildly exaggerated a.'d a number of very sensational stones hac been sent out over the country. The exact tacts arc as follows: At Vi HO o'clock this afternoon a Pole carelessly ignited a can of powder in mine No. -1 of the Monongah Coal and Coke Company, and a terrific explosion fol lowed. The accident occurred in the Jnine air course leading-to mine No. 2, about 500 feet from the mouth of mine No. 4, and the smoke was thus driven through the different parts of the mine, suffocating four miners. Quite a number of others were seriously but not ratally affected by the smoke. The dead arc: C. L. Bertcher, an old man, who leaves a large family. William Shaver, aged 16. Luke Verika. Andrew Iiunloo. The last two are foreigners. Mine In spector D. M. Harris is on the ground, and is making an investigation. An inquest will be held to-morrow. The Monongahela mines are the principal works in the upper Monongahela coal field, and the company is headed by ex-United States Senator Camden. All the dead and injured were taken out or the niin e immediately after the accident. The injured will all recover. As soon as the powder smoke cleared away it was found that no damage had been done to the mine, so that work will not be interrupted. It is definitely known that the explosion was caused by powder, and not by gas of fire damp, as previously reported. These, mines are regarded as among the safest and best -equipped in the country. The injured are: Harry Leapcr, Frank Floyd, James Burcher, William Jones and Antonio Zicska. Japan Asked to Name Her Price. St Petersburg, May 21. Russia and Gor many have requested Japan to irdicate tho amount of indemnity the requires a com pensation for abandoning the Liao Tung Peninsula in order to hasten negotiations. BULLIED BEATEN BURIED. "' ,u"" ?; QUINN TURNED ON THE GAS Lochcd Himself in His Room with Suicidal Intent. V Had Trouble with HisLandlndy and -Hurled a Chair at Her Eccentric Character Major Timothy Qulnn, sixty-two years of age, a clerk in the War Department and an ex-Union soldier,' well-known about (own, who was discharge in police court the other day on a charge of threatening the life of his lnndlady, Mr. Brandenburg, came very near ending his life lahi night about 0 o'clock by asphyxiation, and is now locked up in No. 2 police stution on charges of threatening Mrs. Nellie B. Sweet, his landlady up to last night, at No. 1101 Thirteenth stree'u northwest. When ditmissed from custody in tourt Major Quinn pronifctxl to Immediately re move his effects from the Iioumj of Mrs. llrutiuenlmrg, wiiicti he uul. He tqo up his abode in the stylish boarding house of Mrs. Sweet, telUn3 hor hevas an ex-police chief ir New York. His eciontric ideas and conduct so alarmed Mrs. Sweet, she told Major Qulnn to vacate her houBe. He refused to go and became violent, threatening to tnuider her, she alleges, and nearly throwing her down the Btep-i by hurling ai-li,urHttivr. She sent for Policeman B. F. William-;, but when he entered he discovered that Major Qulnn had locked Jiimself in a room on the mp floor The 'oif leer ascended and soon detected a slight odor of il luminating gas. He knocned at the loir of the chamber in which Qumn was Jielding forth, but received no answer. He then forced the latch As the door opened the policeman was nearly suffocated by tlie fumes or gas issuing from the room, the wiudows of which were cloed. Major (juiiiu was found lying arrot the bed, but h" had not been in tho loom long enough to become aspiiyxtnted. The one gas jet win found wnH open. By she'r force Qulnn was taken from the rooiiLhy the policm.iu and arter a severe struggle carri"d nown Mtairs to ttm lower floor. He fought uiul4tirateiied Ins cap tor, bdt was Tinally luudutl in tii hlalion, where a charge of threats wa eiitcied. Later it was discovered by Mi. Sweet that evry jet in tlie toi suory or her lioiide was wide opn and the dooin ol tno nii'- j fernt rooms tightly cloced. It is evident Qumn meant to cl-Mimy uliii-ir. KNOCKED OUT BY DAD. Lord Douglas Chastl-sed by thoMisr quis of Qmen-berrx- London. May CI. The fashionable after noon promenade in Plccaddily was well filled witli ariblocratic spectators to-day when the Marquis of Qveeupbury met ids 6on, Loid Alfred Douglass, uear the corner of Bond otitet. A few words- were pured between them and then there was a brief but very de teimlned cnnMfct. Tho police immcdlatelj separated the eercla7frl ani1 took them both to the police station. Lord Alired'b countenance was dif fig ured with a Llack"f,yev Neither the lather nor eon prefetnd a jhatgf ngaiift the other, so they were merely charged with dlsoiderly conduct. Tlijfy will he arra'giied in the Marlborough dns't court to morrow. On leavirg the pol.ee- fetation. Lord Al-fn-fl nn-:irln'!; wnlkrd oufrklv to Kf-irt-nt J street and took refuge tn the friendly shelter of a cab. Preacher Cnpps Shot Ills Wife. Mount Ycrnon, Ky.,""May 21. Preacher "NV Capp3, who attempted to murder his wire some days since by shooting her several times, was held to answer at his exam- ining trial in thesum of $3,000. His .vi'eis still alive, but in a precarious condition, The prisoner failed to give bond and was sent back to jail. On 'account or threats of lynching against the prisoner a Mrong guard has been placed at the jail. Veternns Called Her "Comrade." Quincy, 111., May" 2 1. Mrs. Emma Lippineott, mall on of Die Illinois Soldiers Home, died to-day. She-waB a former society leader at Springfield, but gave herself up entirely to the igood work at home and was called "comrade" by all the veterans. A body guard of twenty soldiers will escort the remain to Spnugficld for burial. i Spiritualism "Wnt to Her Brain. Lucy Fletcher, a colored spiritualistic medium, and thirty-eight years of age, was last night locked up, in No. 8 station by Policeman Lynch on a charge of insan ity, preferred by Mrs. H. H. Holsey, of No. 1800 F street northwest. Though not vio lent, it is said that the woman shown evi dences of mental abberatinn. Spiritual ism, it ishtated by the police, caused the woman's present mental condition. American Armor for Hiibsian Ships. Bethelehcm, Pa., May 21. The Bethle hem Iron Company to-day shipped a por tion of the contract of 1,500 tons which the company is filling' for the Russian navy- The plate is J for, the battleship Pctropovlovski, andjfweighs, with bolts, etc.. twenty-four tone and nine, hundred weight. t . - n; nesfwu w jv xn. i iiMl Qy - k ? n -YLiL xVmeO mm lili KILLED He Was the Chief of the Cuban Revolutionary Party. FELL IN AN ENGAGEMENT Largo Force of Insurgents Defeated by Spanish Troops Under Col.Snn doul Important Papers Said to Have Been Captured Severe Blow to the Cause of the Rebels. Havana, May 21. An engagement dis astrous to the rcbelt was fought to-day in Eastern Cuba, in which Jose Marti, who was proclaimed president of the revolu tionary party, was killed and his dead body positively identified. Col. Salccdo rrce.ved. positive informa tion that a lard of 700 insurgents, under the ccmmandof the well-known leaders, Jose Marti, Maximo Gcmez, Macco, and Barrero, had taken-up a line of march to pass the Itiver Cauto, then to proceed in the direction of Victoria de las Tunas, with tjie design -of inarching upon Puerto Principe. Col. Balcedo, ccuf dent of the accuracy of his infoimation, despatched Col. Sandoval with a detachment of tuops to march in pursuit or the rebel band. HAD A HOT BOTTLE. Col. Sandoval found the enemy encamped at a point between Bijas and Boca de Dos ltios, on the right side of the Contramaestre River, a small tributary of the Cauto, the the confluence with which is but a short distance away. The strip of land between the two rivers is high, thus making astrong position. - Nevertheless, Col. Sandoval attacked the camp and found his troops harrassed by a scattering fire or single shots from covert. The fight lasted lor an hour in this manner, at the end of which time the Spanish troops advanced and took the enemy's position, dividirg the insurgents' force on the narrow strip of land by their advance and compelling the rebels to fly in tlifferent directions. MARTI'S BODY IDENTIFIED. The Spanish troops hotly pursued, and came upou the lody of Jose Marti, which was later positIely identified. Of the rebels twenty were killed and many of their number wounded were left in the camp wLen they took flight. The Spaniards took some correspondence of the rebel leaders with the booty or the camp, among which are some important papers. The arms and horses of the in surgents were also taken. " The Spaniards lost live killed and eight wounded in the engagement. Tho insurgent prisoners which were taken say that Gomez and Estrada are either killed or wounded. The political efrcct of this event is dis couraging to the cause of the iusurgents. SHEHIFF VE1TCII SCA RED. Gov. O'Forrnll's Proximity to Him Caused Him to Close Up theDens. A report reached this city last night that Sheriff Vcitch, of Alexandria county, I had sent out deputy constables to notity the keepers of tlie gambling resorts at iRosslynandtheHotnestead.nearSt.Asaph, to close their dens at 9 o'clock last night, i They were alo instructed, so the report t goes, to keep them closed In the future, i under pcunlty or being arrested and landed j in the Alexandria jail. ) It is said this action, if taken, was due f to the presence in Washington of Gov. ' O'Ferrall. Another report stated that ! was 'eared the Governor intended, in company with detectives, to make a night inpectiou of the across the river resorts for his osyn information. FIVE PERISHED BY FLRE. More Charred Bones Found IntheGate Cit "RuhiH. Birmingham, Ala., May 21. It is now believed that tlie loss of life in the fire at Gate City, Sunday, will reach five persons. Fuillier search of the debris of Fant's boarding house to-day disclosed more charred bones. Besides Pat Woods, whose body was re covered, two missing men have not been fouud. Two women, it develops, are also missing, and the bones found to-day are believed to be those of the four per sons unaccounted for. The two missing men had just come to Gate City from Pennsylvania, and their names are unknown. The coroner's in vestigation Is in progress. CarJylo Memorial Miineum. London, May 22. The Chronicle an nounces that the committee having in charge the purchase of Thomuh Carlylo's house at Chelsea has completed the pur chase. Many Americans wuie among the contributors to the iund. It is piopoM-d to form a memorial museum iu tho house. VILE HAUNTS OF CHINESE Bold Violation of Liquor, Policy and Gambling Laws. POLICE URGED TO RAID THEM Establishments on Pennsylvania Ave nue That Have Iron Doors, Traps, Cellars .Spotters, and ltimner 1'oor Laundryinon Fleeced of Tlieln Sav ingsCrime Pursued Openly. There is every prospect of a series of sweeping polite raids on the gambling deng and other evil resorts which now nourish boldly in Washington's Chinatown. The moral element among the Chinamen In this city, seconded by several churches, have taken the matter in hand and will urge ac tion on the part of tho authorities. A committee ot Chinese Christians, men or intelligence, who can speak Kugluh well, have the matter in hand and are ready to take a determined stand against the whole- j sale gambling they claim is being carried ' on under the very shadows or the Capitol ' dome, for tho resorts complained of are situated on Pennsylvania avenue between Third and Four-and-a-hair streets, and in the row of lead-colored two story bricks which line Four-and-a-half street at its junction with Missouri avenue. These Chinese committeemen have in i their possession an afcEoitment of Chinese lottery tickets, a fan-tan outfit, and other articles which they claim had been used in the local Chinese colony. CHINESE GAMBLERS. Chinamen arc getting neb here with Gouiu-llku rapidity, they claimed, by ligur ing as gambler princes and preying on the hard-working laundrymen, who nightly spend thcirpennies, dimes and dollars play ing tho seductive and uuo-naiu gu.uu of fan-tan or courting the fickle goddess of fortune at the lottery "Eet-out6" situated in darkened back rooms, cellars or dingy attics. The Mongolian gamblers well know they are violatlug the laws of the land by en gaging iu 6uch practices, and therefore have arranged codes of signals, besides posting foxy pickets and adopting other means to circumvent the police and give quick notice cf the approach of a raiding party of blue coats. Iron doors, and others made of heavy oak, besides tecret trap doors and countersigns figure prominently among the deft-fingered gents with jellow sklns and length vniuuucs, altogether mak ing up as complete a general gambling es tablishment as can be found this side of Hong-Kong. Diagrams furnislvd by the committee, j which are reproduced in these columns, ' show how thoroughly the Chinese sharpers have organized their schemes for fleecing their unwary countrymen. The first of these diagrams gives an interior view of the Chinese establishment at No. 314 Penn sylvania avenue northwest, over the door of which appears in large golden letters the firm name ot "Quong Sang Lung & Co.," grocers and importers. Another ' sign over the side door announces that a dapper little Celestial, With thq odd i name Hang Fcr Low, keeps a Chinese rest aurant upstairs. WHERE THE MISCHIEF IS. The front store room appears innocent enough, being supplied with many fea tures of an up-to-date American business establishment. But it is In the well giiarded rear where the mischief is done, and scores of Chinamen assemble nightly to shell out their shekels and listen to the chink ot the fan-tan dealers, or to invest their earnings in the lottery tickets print ed in light green characters on niamlla paper. The diagram shows in the rear of the store room a smoking room, another used for petty gambling, and one Just opposite where the peculiar and complicated game of Chinese policy is played by the devotees of that mysterious scheme. Then there is a heavy three-inch oak door leading to a brick-paved courtyard. Just in front there is a two-Etory brick building. A pair or creaky stairs leads to an iron door, which admits the regular pa trons who kuow the signal to a large room divided into smaller apartments by par titions. First are several long tiers of Dm;; Store and Gambling Joint. J bunks , which are usually Tilled with drowsy opium smokers who have been "hitting the pipe." Then to the right is a .gambling room, and adjoining that nn apartment fitted up with a raised table and other paraphernalia tor playing Tan-tan. In an upper room in the front building is tile headquarters of the Fook Long Lot tery Company, which makes big promises tt its patrons and scoops In many hundreds osdollurs every week, the players being rrffllnly laundrymen. he Fook Long Company lias two draw ings on Sundays and Mondays, one at 3:50 o'clock, and the other at 10:30 p m. Dur ing the other days of the week Uiere is only one drawing each twenty-four hours, at 10:30 o'clock at night. Charley nong is said o be manager ot this lottery, wldch the moralists claim is run boldly iu viola tion of law. TUCK CHEONG'S STORE. The second d.ngram gives views ot the first lloor and cellar of No. 342 Pennsyl vania avenue, known as Tuck- Cheong & Co.'s Chinese drug itoie. After passing through the store, tho atmosphere of which is redolent of Celestial drugs and potions, not to mention the sickening fumes of opium smoke which oozes through tho cracks and crevices of an adjoining apart ment fitted up for opium smoking. Diag onally opposite this is a tccuro retreat for petty gambling, with a door which leads to an open space in the southeast corner of which is a secret trap door. The latter is concealed beneath a carefully-laid length of Chinese matting. It conuects with a stpp ladder, ricketty oTirl unrwtrtfiin which !J descended bv thnsp who desire to stako their money on lottery or fan-tan, for the basement room shown on the second diagram is a busy bee hive of vice after 10:30 o'clock at night, when the laundrymen corao trooping in from their several places of business scattered all over the District. This establishment, it is said, employs twenty runners, whose duties arc similar to those ot the coloretl men, women ami boys employeel by the policy sharks at Jackson City and Koslyn, on the opposite side of the Potomac. The Chinese runners visit the laundries ot their susceptible brethren and induce them IwpI i I 1 LTTERY ffttH tftKI btCRM 0p,ui II I j 23" 0" I I -" fOOM I I C QAMBl'NC, ( ' n . j S'ooi L 00M HooN LauMtj to invest in the lottery tickets filled with light green hieroglyphics, several copies of which are in possession of The Times, with some of the paraphernalia of fan-tan. The names or the principal lottery run ners were furnished by the committeemen. They are: Lee Yick, Lee Kee, Moy Wong, Lee Doong Poo, Hen Wong and Moy Ging. These Chinamen have never been known to do manual labor since coming here, It is said, wear diamond-stud Jewelry and. fancy rings and always have a big wad of greenbacks, "Ailee samee, like Melican gambler." They are gentlemen ot leisure and can be sen at all hours scudding about town on thtir mysterious errands. When Cheoug was arrested for conduct ing a gambling joint, about one year ago, a largo book or the green-figured lottery tickets were found in his place. He ex plained to the police that the book was a Chinese bible, and the "cops" had to be satisfied with the statement, as none of them could read the Celestial characters, which, in reality, were on the "-1-11 44"" order. CURTAIN AS SIGNAL. At No. 342 Pennsylvania avenue the proprietor has arranged a bright green curtain on the interior of bis show-window. When the curtain is lowered it is a signal that a lottery drawing is taklug place down in his noisome cellar, which is en tered by the secret trap. Other gamus ot rau-taur lottery ami policy are oiierated.it U said, at Hip Chung Lung's place, No. 10S Icur-ami-a-baif street, the b&M-meiit being devoted to fan tan, the necond lloor rear rooms to puKcy, wiiile the vid tm-j of opium smotlug nee Uie bunks on tb third floor. A dilutee secret society meet In tha upper rooms of No. 104 Four-ntnl-a-hai; stree tnurthwest, w&t!e a big tan-tan gtimo is usually in progress down in tlie base- FAN TAN HOOM GfMPUNG OOOfV Courvr vvn HtVY (). Policy UMBUttG r00M STORE JUOfl SmoRinc bl0E 7 ' 1 Quong Sang Lung's Resort. ment during the caudle light hours. WbHd this is in progress, it is said, the pro prietors have a Ciituaman standing on th 6idewalk and another at the front door to give sudden notice of the approach of the; police. The principal owner or this esialhmeut is a pock-marked Cluuuman, who iwa Hvetf here sit or seven year and isxeimtedto be very rich as a result or his riiiu-riaiumiug operations. He came here from I'otUuml, he is a thoroughbred highbinder and as such is alleged to have committed the crime or murder m Portland, tlie victim, beinga Chnmmun whole!! utidertheban. In the basement of No. 102 Four-and-a-half street Sam Lee keeps a laundry and lles there with his wire awl baby. Mrs. Lee was born ot a Chinese J"attiur. her mother Iteiug an -American woman or Irish, extraction. She was horn m New York; No gambling games are operated on Sam Lee's premit-es. GIN SOLD ON SUNDAY. Another violation of law, which the com mittee of correct Chinamen claim is preva lent at some of the above places, notably the Chinese drug store, is the selling oa Sundays of large quantities of Chinese gin, a drink more potent and inflammatory than Bloodfield "hummer" whisky. They do a land orrice business in this Celestial fire water, it is claimed, .and scores of laundrymen can be seen every Sunday even ing wending their way homeward equipped with large manilla paper sacks in which are stowed away flasks of Chinese gin, which is known among the Celestials as a heavenly beverage. It is claimed that the three strange Chj,na nien, alleged to have ben highbinders, who tutercd Quong Sarg Lurg's place several :i ghts jij.o, lest $i piujiiig jan tan in b.s building. That when they donianded the return of the money because they were penniless in a mango city and could noC speak Eiiglh a job was putup on them and they were reported to the police as hlgh bdiders in older to make them leave town without recovering theirmouey. Lee Juck was given as the name of tho watchman and man to"p!peorr" the police, at No. 314 Pennsylvania avenue. It is understood tliat complaint of the wholesale gnmbling and opium spntkingia Chinatown has been made to the Chinese minister, with the request that he shall briugtliem.ittertotheatteutlouofthepolice autliorltk-sin the Iuteretof morality amoiiK Washiugton's Chinese colony. FOP FREE SILVER. North Carolina Stnte Democratic Com mit u-j Indorses Illinois VJatrorxu. Raleigh, N. C, May 21. Last night thor State Democratic executive committee, met here and remained In session until 1 :30 -o'clock. There was a spirited discussion of the resolutions, which reaffirmed the party's declaration in the State conven tion in favor ot the free coinage of silver at 1G to 1. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 29 to 1. They are very strong and heartily, indorse the position of the Illinois Demo crats in their demand for Immediate re sumption ot free coinage. They also protest that the delegates to" the sound-money convention of Memphia do not represent the Democratic sentiment! of North Carolina. i ' Income Tax Unpopular in Persia. London, May 21. The Times has a dis patch from Tberan, which says that the lieutenant-governor and six officials were murdered and mutilated at Kuchen dar ing tho disturbances due to the premature collection ot taxes. The governor escaped. Another- Jackson City Assault. Isaao Carroll, a resident of Alexandria county, Va., had hislower Jaw broken by a stone yesterday evening about dark, while passing through Jackson City. He was treated at the Emergency Hospital. Hi3 assailant fled after throwiugthe missile. THE IVEATHKIt TO-DAY. Generally fair; slightly warmer, variable winds.