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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.
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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
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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
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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-
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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.
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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.

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