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WASHENGtTOjKT, D. C, JTJRXDAY MORNINGS, MAY 24, 1895 EIGrHT PAGrES.
TOL. 2. NO. 433.
ONE CENT.
SOUND MjjjEYIBI IEEI
Secretary Carlisle Addresses the
Great Memphis Convention.
(M-CBQIMED 8GYS
Mortons and Fencibles Recieyed
a Great Demonstration.
STRONG PLATFORM ADOPTED
THOUSANDS LINED THE AVENUE
An Independent Bimetallic Stnndnrd
Is Declared. "Dnw4eaid Hazardous.
Intonmtional Monetary Movement
Commended ArrangemontM Made
for thoDh-seiiiliuition ol Literature.
Memphis, Tcnn., May 23. Upwards or
3.000 people -were present at the audi
torium at 3:15 o'clock, -wlicn Chairman
TV J Crawford called the sound money
convention to order. While the gathering
wa6 effecting an organization and get
ting down to buBluefrs the crowd grad
ually rilled up the -vacant -eats, and by
the time Secretary Carlisle began his ad
dress, the lurge hall was comfortably
Tilled.
Mr Richard H. Clarke, of Alabama,
preiM'iKcd the name of Congressman Catch
lngs for permanent clMrtnnan.
The selection of Mr. Catchlngs was made
by an unanimous viva voce vote, and the
Congressman accepted the honor in a
graceful speech.
Secretary of the Treasury John G. Car
lisle was then Introduced by Chairman
Catchings, and as the distinguished Ken
tuckian stepped to the front of the stage
the audience rose to its feet and cheered
enthusiastically for eeveral miuutes. After
quiet had been restored the Secretary
spoke as follows:
SOUTH ESPECIALLY AFFECTED.
Mr President, Idoisotthiuktheimportance
of the questionb you are called to consider
can be overestimated, or thai the gravity of
the situation can be over-stated. The
proposition to revolutionize our monetary
svKcni and thus destroy the credit of the
gcvernnient and the iieople at home and
abroad, violate the obligations of nil con
tracts, unsettle all exchangeable values,
reduce the wages of labor, expel capital
from our country, and seriously obstruct the
trade of our people among themselves and
with the peoples of other countries, is one
which challenges the intelligence, patriot
ism and commercial honor of every man
to whom it is addressed.
No matter what may be the real pur
poses and motives of those who make the
proposrtiontolegalizethefreeandunlimited
coinage of silver at the ratio of 1G to 1,
these are the consequences involved in their
scheme, and, in my opinion, they cannot be
avoided if it should be adopted. In no part
of the country will the consequences of such
a policy prove more injurious to the mater
ial interests of the people than in the unde
veloped and progressive South.
"When the great civil war dosed, your in
dustrial system was destroyed, your com
mercial relations were all broken up, your
currency was worthless, your farms were
devastated, your mines were closed, your
forests were untouched, your water power
was usaless, and your railways were unsafe
and inadequate, even for the limited ser
vice they had to perform, but your great
natural resources were still unimpaired, and
upon that foundation you iiave constructed,
and an still constructing, a system of
diversified industries and interstate 'and
International commerce, which. If not dis
turbed by unwise experiments in financial
legislation, muFt attract to yoursectionof the
country all the active capital and skilled
labor necessary to make it the most pros
perous part of the continent.
SOUTH SINCE THE WAH.
Tour magnificent deposits of coal and
iron, your fertile soil, adapted to the
growth of cotton, sugar, and many other
products which no other part of the coun
try will yield, your unrivaled facilities
for the manufacture or iron and steel,
cotton goods, lumber, oil, furniture, and
almost innumerable other articles which
can be cheaply produced from the raw
materials within your limits, constitute
the elements of a marvelous growth and
prosperity which nothing can prevent if
the iieople of the South will continue to
exhibit in the future the same spirit of
conservatism and the same devotion to
principle that have always character
ized them In the past.
The world has never witnessed a grander
exhibition of courage and fortitude than
was presented here when a defeated and
Impoverished people, without money or
credit, and almost destitute of tbe tools
and implements necessary to the perform
ance of manual labor, went uncomplain
ingly to work to re-establish their cocial
order, renew their commmercial relations,
and nconstruct their industrial system;
and I am unwilling to believe that tbe
same people can now be discouraged by a
temporary business depression, or fo moved
by appeals to their prejudices that they
will hastily Tesort to new and hazardous
experiments with the currency in which
all their transactions must be conduct
ed. -
FREE COINAGE DISASTROUS.
Free coinage would absolutely give us
a depreciated andXluctuating currency, and
the questieu is whether tlio producers of
exportable articles will be benefited by
such a result The character of value of
the currency in use in the producing coun
try docs not affect the price of the article
abroad to auy extent whatever But if our
monetary system were so changed that it
would require two dollars to purchase here
what one dollar will purchase now the ex
change wltli foreigu countries would bu
double, making us pay twice as much in
our money as now, while the foreigner
would pay only half as much in his money
for the same number of dollars as he pays
now Furthermore, the exchange would be
constantly In a state of fluctuation, Just as
It has been between Great Britain and India
on account of the changes in the prices Of
ellver from day to day, and the American
producer would be compelled to pay for
the risk taken on account of the fluctua
tions by receiving a less price for his pro
ducts. PRODUCTION OF GOLD.
I attach very little importance to the
per capita argument, because the amount
of currency required in a country depends
mainly upon the volume of business to be
transacted and the customs of the people
In conducting their exchanges and not at
all upon the number of men, women and
children residing in it, but, as there are a
great many who believe that the circulation
should be regulated by the census returns.
It may be worth while to state that the
production of gold alone in 1890 and it is
much larger now was nearly two and a
half times greater than the average annual
production of gold and silver both during
the decade which closed with the year 1890
Official monetary statistics 6how that
In the gold-standard countries of the world
the stocks of money are much larger per
capita than In the silver-standard countries.
The gold-standard countries use large
amounts of silver as money, but the silver
etandard countries use no gold as money, and
cannot do so "for the reasons 1 have al
ready endeavored to explain.
Secretary Carlisle then reviewed at length
tho arguments of his recent Covington
Bpeooh on tbe question of national dishon
esty in attempting to place a depreciated
Continued on Second Page.
Drink Washington Brewery Company's
"Ruby Lager," new brand.
&VEH0ED & SISTER'S RU1
Loretta Hannigan's Brother Kills
Soloman Mann.
LAYS IN WAIT' FOR HIM
HonndVowedtoDotheDeedWhenthe
Girl Died at Her Home Last Marcli.
Had Tried to Shoot the Man Even
at Her Deathbed Fatal End of a
Hccent Tragedy in New York.
New York, May 23 "When Loretta Han
nlgan, a pretty girl of nineteen years, died
last March, at the home of her parents,
under distressing circumstances, David
F. Hannlgan, a plumber, the brother of
the dead girl, vowed that he would avenge
his sister's honor by killing her alleged
seducer, Solomon U. Mann, the manager
of a Fifth avenue tailoring establishment.
Hannlgan was as good as his word, for
to-night, just after G o'clock, he met Mann
on Forty-second street and fired two shots
at him from a 38-caliber Tevolver.
PIERCED THE BRAIN.
One of the bullets hit the mark so well
that It pierced Mann's skull over the
right eye and penetrated the brain.
Although the wounded man was alive
when taken to the hospital, it was not
thought that he could live till morning.
Hannlgan was arrested.
At the time the shooting occurred the
street and avenue were filled with people,
but it was all done so quickly that scarcely
any of the witnesses can tell the exact de
tails. It is supposed that Hannlgan had
been lvlng in wait for his victim.
KICKED HIS PROSTRATE VICTIM.
The first shot did not take effect appar
ently, for tho woul-be murderer then fired
again. At ttfe second shot Mann dropped
to the sidewalk with blood trickling from
a wound oyer the right eye.
Among the crowd of people attracted by
the sound of the two shots was L. A.
French, a clerk in a drug store near by.
Haunigan was about to put another
bullet into his victim when French stooped
over and snatched the weapon out of his
hand.
Hannigan was apparently crazed with
anger and rage, and when he had no re
volver witn wnicn to snoot suuuu uc ucsou
to kick him.
Patrolman Edward Kcarns, who had
heard the rcporUof the shots, ran to the
spot and arrested Hannigan.
ORIGIN OF THE TROUBLE.
The trouble which ended in to-night's
shooting began last March, when the
girl, Loretta Hannlgan, accused Solomon
H. Mann of having caused her ruin, and
also accuseB Dr. Henry B. Fettinglll of
having performed a criminal operation
upon her. Both Mann and Pettingill were
arrested at the time.
It was proven subsequently that the
girl did not die of criminal malpractice,
and Pettingill was discharged from cus
tody. During tbe girl's sickness, it will be
remembered, Coroner Hoebcr created a
considerable amount of criticlRm by tak
ing several ante-mortem statements.
During one. of these Hannigan, the
prisoner, attempted to shoot Mann over
hi6 Bister's bed, but was restrained.
"Used a Last on the Lad.
Simon Berlin, a Ehoemaker, keeping his
shop on Pennsylvania avenue, above Sixth
Etreot sourheast, was locked up in No. 5
station last night on a charge of brutally
assaulting Albert Dunmore, a ten-year-old
colored boy. It is claimed that tho man
became incensed because the boy would
nnt nav fnr n nair of shoes and used a
last on tho lad. The bow finally escaped
through a windownt is claimed, umcer
O'Day, who came up at this time, arrested
Berlin.
Broke Up n Drug Store.
Two women, stylishly dressed in silks
and satin brocades, will have to face Judge
Kimball this morning on the charge of
vagrancy. The women, who give their
names as Mary Brown and FranceB Ty
reen, it is claimed, went into a drug store
on D street above Twelfth late last night
and proceeded to demolish every glass
or fragile substance in sight. Policemen
Flather and Kilmartln, hearing the rum
pus, appeared on the scene and locked up
the festive vandals.
Arrested Hnder the Edmunds Lav-
Two couples were charged In the police
court yesterday with violations of the Ed
munds act. Sarah Wellor and Charles W.
Walker's case "was continued. Samuel
Chew and Dora Mills were also arraigned,
and the man was sentenced to thirty days
in jail. Tbe woman was dismissed.
MARTI KILLED BY A GDIDE
He Was Addressing His Followers
When Two Bullets Hit Him.
Rebel Spy Cnpttired Who Belated De
tails of tho Battle In Which tho
Insurgent Chief Fell.
New York , May 23. The World's copy
righted 6pelcal from Havana says: Jose
Marti was shot by a Cuban guide named
Antonio Olivia, who was with the govern
ment troops. Marti at the moment was
addressing his followers, revolver in hand.
He was hit by two bullets, tho first
wounding him in the chest, tho second in
the neck.
The vanguard of Col. Sandoval's col
umn of Herman Cortes cavalry has captured
In tbe Salado mountains a white rebel spy
named Charles Chacon. He had in his
possession letters from Gomez, Marti, Bor
rero and Masso; also gold and silver coins.
Chacon confesses that Gomez and Marti
met the parties or bands led by Masso
and Borrero. Gomez's escort was com
manded by Belliti. The whole force num
bered 700. All of the cavalry were whites
and carried the rebel flag.
Gen. Gomez had set out to attempt an in
vasion of the Camaguay district or Puerto
Principe province. The rebels had charged
the government troopB fifteen times with
machetes, when the guide, Olivia, shot
Marti. They made desperate efforts to
recover the body.
The captured spy, Chacon, has Identi
fied tbe body as that of Jose Marti. It
was buried atRemanganaguas.
Gomez fell off his horse. The rebels car
ried him off by main force. Fourteen rebels
were killed. One was an American.
The government losses Include one ser
geant, one bugler and five private soldiers
killed; eix wounaea. uie government
troops captured thirty horses with saddles.
The operations were directed by Gen.
Salceda.
FRENCH OFFICER WAS PIQUED.
He Wanted toLearnOur NavalSecrets"
but WouldNotGlvoFrance'H Away.
An attache of the French legation, con
nected with the army of France, but under
Instructions to procure naval as well as
military information for his government,
recently applied to Secretary Herbert for
plans and drawings of the proposed new
Eub-marine torpedo boat.
This officer had frequently been given
every facility for obtaining information.
The request of tlio Frenchman was de
bated for some time and he was finally
told by the Secretary that the Navy Depart
ment would be glad to furnish him all pos
sible information concerning the sub
marine boat in exchange for like plansand
information of Eub-marino or similar ves
sels to be constructed by France.
Further, this government would exchange
plansof battleships", cruisers and otherships
of tho United States navy for plans of Bim
ilar ships ottheFrenchnavy. Theoffer was
not accepted and, m conversation after ward,
the French officer showed some pique at
what he termed ungenerous treatment.
ALMOST ENDED HER LIFE.
Acnes Washington AttQnipts Suicide
In a Police Cell.
While Policeman Hugh Espey was pass
ing through the prison in tho Tear of No. 4
station, about 9 o'clock last night, his
attention was attracted by ajeries of gasps
and choking sounds, coming from one of
tbe cells.
He ran in the direction of the Btrangc
nolso, and found that Agnes Washington
bad torn her clothes into 6hreds, and tying
the strips together had suspended herself
from tbe cell door. She "was nearly dead
when cut down by Officer Espey.
- The woman bad been arrested earlier In
tbe evening on the charge of disorderly by
Policeman Hughes.
Says He Can Locate Taylor.
Redfield, S. D., May-23. Fritz Arnold,
formerly of Spink county, S. D., has writ
ten to a Redfield lawyer from Des Moines,
Iowa, to find out if the reward of $20,000
for defaulting ex-Stato Treasurer Taylor
is still open. He says he can produce tho
missing man at any time, providing he
has assurances that he would get tho re
ward. Addioks Strongly Denounced.
Wilmington, Del., May 23. Tho Busi
ness Men's Republican Club to-night
adopted resolutions denouncing J. Edward
Addicks and his confederates, and de
claring that they should no longer be
considered members ot the party.
'
Gustavo Fletcher Severely Injured.
While engaged In moving furniture from
house No. 205 1-2 Soventh street north
west yesterday afternoon Gustave Fletch
er, of No. 910 Fourth street northwest,
fell from the wagon in a fit and sustained
severe injuries of the head and face. He
was treated at the Emergency Hospital.
Drink Washington Brewery Company's
"Ruby Ifiger," new brand.
The Whole City Is Proud of Them.
BIHGHULEBE&TSBEFQBM
Alexandria County Will Continue
to Be' Crookedly- Governed.
SHERIFF VEITCH DEFEATED
His Supposed Downfall. Ii the Only
Consolation of the; Reputable Ele
ment "Little Dickey" Johnson Is
Expected to Have a Safe Majority.
Humo Gives Way to Duncan.
H. W. Johnson.'ComiHonwealth At
torney. W. C. WlbertTrenHurer.
W. H. Palmer, Sheriff.'
H. L. Holmes, Commissioner of
Revenue.
A. B. Grumwell, Supervisor.
R. H. Phillips, Supervisor.
William Duncan, Supervisor.
The officials in the "ring," the thieves,
thugs, gamblers and disreputable horse
owners, of Alexandria" county, acroHS tho
river, will carry now brooms today in token
of their work yesterday.
A careful canvas of theelcctlonBituationat
an early hour to-day, indicates that reform
has been throttled by the octopus of vice
that has so long held the county in itsgrasp.
leged sheriff, who lias been one of the most
tenacious, blood-sucking tontaclea of the
monster, has been cut off and there is a
chance that Palmer,"his Democratic suc
cessor, may prove a 'thorn in the Bide of
hlB "ring" Republicap .associates.
MOB AT THE POLLS. ,
Tho polls in the house of Lewis Collins'
at Ballston were surrounded all day by a
mob. The absence of a regular cut-and-drled
ticket led to a gncatdeal or scratching.
An unusually largo vote-was polled, insuring
defeat of Douglas's foe commonwealth at
torney, the election Of? Wibert Tor county
treasurer and the downfall of Veitch, the
sheriff, who is unpopular with both parties.
The voting in the Washington District
was carried on at Carqe's schoolhouse, and
tlie"rlng"advocatesclalmedeverythlngbut
the shrievalty in sight last night. Douglass'
friends made a gallant struggle, but free
whisky, wugon rides, greenbacks and
promises won the day with the ignorant
and Indifferent element of the population.
The official count Jast night in tho Wash
ington District was, for commonwealth at
torney, R. W. Johnson, 105: W. W. Douglas,
156;rorcounty treasurer, W.C. Wibert, 175;
A. Duke Torrison, 83; for sheriff, R. A.
Veitch, 84; C. J. Costollo, 109; William
H. Palmer, 63; for commissioner of rev
enue, H. R. Holmes, without opposition, 253;
for county supervisor, A. B. Grumwell, 1G8;
R. H. Phillips, 85r'
In the Arlington District, for common
wealth attorney, Douglas, 227; Johnson,
215; for sheriff, Yeitch, 132, Palmer, 203;
Costello, 06; for supervisors, Hayes, 110;
Burch, 90; Corbett,; 158; Clarke, 41.
In the Jefferson "district, for common
wealth attorney, Johnson, 207; Doug
las, 85. For sheriff. Veitch, 104;
Palmer, 116; Costello, 41. For
county treasurer, W. C. Wibert,
149;A. Duke Torrison, 109. Johnson was
elected commonwealth attorney by a ma
jority of 162 votes; Palmar was elected
sheriff by 59 majority, and Wibort county
treasurer by 262.- .
Tho election in Alexandria city w.asvery
quiet. Only a fair vpte 'twas polled, and
the entiro Democratic ticket, city officers
and council, waff elestfcd. For the city
offices there were onlyi two contestants,
John G. Beckham defeating Paul R. Evans
for mayor by 522 majbrity, and Charles
Goodrich defeating. Charles Dearborn by
945 votes. J
In tho Fourth -ward.iwhero there was
a contest in the common council, the "Re
publicans were all defeated uy majorities
of over 100.
In tho special election in the second
ward Ballonger'iefeatd Krafft for the
board of aldermen by 71 majority.
In Jerferson district, Alexandria county,
tho Republicans succeeded iu electing all
their candidates oxcept the sheriff, and
for that offico Palmer. Independent Dem
ocrat, got 21 majority pver Dick Veitch,
the present sheriff.
The surprise of the day was the election
of Palmer, Republican, over Frank Hume,
for the board of supervisors, by forty-four
majority. The counting of the votes was
not completed until after 11 o'clock last
night. Johnson's majority over Douglas
for commonwealth's attorney is 122; We
bertVover Torryson, fpr county treasurer,
40 ;Holmes , for commissioner of the revenue,
bad no opposition, and received 315.
AN ATTEMPTED FRAUD.
Tboreas considerable excitement at tbe
voting prccinctat Four Mile Run aboutnoon
by tbe discovery of an attempted fraud. It
Is alleged that Tronley Sisson, the special
constablo, when William Butler, colored,
who could read and write, went to tbe
booth and called oh the constable to assist
him In preparing bis ticket, Sisson, in
stead of acratchiug Douglas and Hume, as
requested, scratched Johnson and Duncan.
Butler made a public outcry and the
constable came near being mobbed. The
presence or the sheriff and threats of ar
rest restored order. It is understood that
Sisson will be prosecuted.
Mr. Duncan, the new member of the
bonrd of supervisors in place of Mr. Hume,
says he was confident of the result from
the start. He proposes to take the road
matters of the county In hand and force
their improvement.
Mr. Hume's friends, both in this city and
county, feel his defeat keenly, and are dis
appointed because his great services in
the county are not recognized. A call was
made at his home near the St. Asaph
track last night, but he could not be
awakened.
mm is io m.
Death of a Former Secretary of
the Treasury.
END OF A NOTABLE CAREER
He Has Been 111 for Some Time at Hl
Residence Near Washington Well
Advanced In Yearn One of the
Grent Financial Lights of Post
B el hi in Days.
Hon. Hugh McCulIoch died shortly after
3 o'clock this morning.
With him when the end came were his
two sops, a married daughter and a grand
son. Death was calm arid peaceful, Uie
patient being for some time previous in a
comatose condition. Mr. McCulIoch was
over eighty years of age.
Mr. McCulIoch has for some years past
resided at his country home in Maryland.
He was well advanced in years, over 80
in fact, and his death is as much the result
of old age as of the disease stated by his
phyBlcains.
Tho deceased was a familiar figure in
this city, where he spent the best years of
his life. He was at one time Secretary of
the Treasury and has occupied many high
V5B( ol honor flu (political and fiunndu.
circles.
It has been quite a time since he was
actively engaged in professional and com
mercial pursuits and his commanding fig
ure, fine animated countenance, snow
white hair and deep voice are but mem
ories with many. No arrangements have
been made as yet for the funeral.
Bicycle Recovered, Thief Arrested.
Detective Carter has recovered the bicy
clo stolen from George E. Spurrier, at
the circus last Saturday, and last night
he ran down the alleged thief, William H.
Williams, alias Isaac Cable, colored, four
teen years of age. The boy has been ar
rested for bicycle stealing before. He is
locked up at No. 6 station.
Ray nor Retires from the Fight.
Baltimore, Md., May 23. Ex-Congressman
Isidore Rayncr is no longer a candi
date for governor. He decided to with
draw entirely to-day from the contest for
the Democratic nomination. He further
determined not again to be a candidate
for any political o'ffice.
Wedded at the Bride's Home.
The wedding ceremonies of Miss Virgie
Barbee to Mr. John Shotruff took place
last night at the homo of the bride, at
No. 2467 Brightwood avenue, Rev. Mr.
Smith officiating.
Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.
This well-known concern, tho Great
Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, whose
address might well bo "United States,
North America," has numerous branches
in almost every important city in the coun
try. This corporation is a wonderful exam
ple ot thoroughly organized ijidustry, and
by its great success it has demonstrated
to tho world that its splendid business
methods and marvelous system of opera
tions is the road whereby it has made its
name thrice renowned.
Tho Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea
Company grows its own tea in its tea
gardens in China and Japan, and its own
coffee on its own coffeo plantations
thereby handling such goods direct and
saving Innumerable intermediate or mid
dlemen's profits.
Tho public reaps the benefit of "this
saving, and the Tcsult Is that at the
stores of this company teas and coffees,
as well as sugars, spices, etc., can be pur
chased by the thrifty housewife at far
lower prices than generally prevail
among dealers.
The manager of the numerous Wash
ington branches, Mr. N. H. Bowman, is
well equipped for tho responsible posi
tion he holds, and he ranks very high
among the officials of the great Atlantic
and Pacific Tea Company.
A special series of presents is advertised
by the company on our last page, which
will be of great Interest to ladies.
Drink Washington Brewery Company's
"Ruby Lager," new brand.
Pell-Mel! Rush to the Kickapoo
Country's New Lands.
TWO TOWNS ARE ORGANIZED
Ten Minutes After the Opening Ono
Hundred Claimants Had Gathered
on One Site Several Fights Took
Plac.' Green R. Hnuni, Jr., a Lead
ing Spirit In the New Eldorado.
Oklahoma City, O T., May 23 .Sweeny's
Ridge, on the uortli ford of the Canadian
river, in township twelve, wa6 one of the
principal points of entrance into the Kicka
poo country to-day. There were 300 men
gathered, and the scene that followed
the shout "Go" was intensely exciting.
The first man to dash across the bridge
was In a little buggy drawn by a pair of
bays.
The recklessness ot the .riders in., whip
ping their horses down the bank and
across has seldom been equalled.
About half a mile northeast from Swee
ny's the road passes through a narrow
lane of trees. Here an awful jam occurred,
delaying the racers for ten minutes.
Men behind saw their chances for a
claim pass away right there, andcursedlike
mad. The Jam was finally straightened
out, however, and they were off again.
ALL COULD NOT SUCCEED.
Last night it was made evident to many
ot the boomers that all could not get
claims. So it was resolved to organize
towns. About midnight a big crowd left
Sweeny's, and as the procession went
along large additions were made to its
ranks.
The towns bad already been projected,
Olney and Aurora.
A council was ho!d between the pro
jectors of both towns, and it resulted In a
consolidation of interests, the new town,
to be tailed McLeod. in honor of 'the
general solicitor the Choctaw road.
The procession, 5,000 strong, then took
up the marcli to Douglass Mills Ford, at
the section on which McLeod was to be
situated. At the bead of the enterprise
is Dr. J. W. Gillett, of Perry, who was
chosen mayor. .
Green B. Eaum, jr., of Washington, son
of the ex-Commissioner of Pensions, is a
leading member of the town organization.
The site is a bank covered with cactus and
underbrush.
"SOONERS DRIVEN OFF."
The Kickapoo opening was much in tho
nature of a huge farce. At 12:10 nearly all
claims had from ten to twenty claimants
on them, and those farthest from the line
were reached from the border In thirty
five minutes.
On one section 100. claimants who had
run In from both borders, and those who
were "sooners," were congregated. The
honest runners combined to drive the
"sooners" off.
Several fights occurred, and a number of
shots were fired, and a colored man, named
Blackford, from Oklahoma county, is report
ed badly wounded.
At Shawnee, when the noon hour ap
proached, the crowd became restless. At
three minutes to 12, by some watches, and
precisely noon by others, there was a break
here and there in the line, a wavering, and
then all broke Into a run. The race across
the level plateau was a very pretty sight.
CROWD AFTER A THIEF.
Exciting Chnso and Capture of Frank
Gales In West Washington.
Detective Joe Carter, of police head
quarters, and Precinct Detective McGlue,
of the Third, had an exciting chase In
West Washington after a thief last night.
The sprinter was Frank E. Gales, a nearly
white man, who sports a flaming red
mustache.
Gales was formerly a waiter at Cham
berlin & Johnson's, and was wanted for
thc larceny of about $80 worth of cloth
ing from Fred Freeman, a brother waiter.
Last evening Detective Carter located
Gales on Xintcenth street, and summoned
Detective McGlue to his assistance. The
colored man saw tho detectives coming
r,-,-,A o Inner Vhn PTlKllPlt.
A number of fircmemand citizens joined
in, and the fugitive, tired and panting,
was finally run down, after having gone
over five blocks at race-horse speed. Free
man's coat, hat, vest, and patent leather
shoes were found on him. Some of the
other articles were recovered at the
Ninteenth street house. Gales confessed,
and was locked up at No. 6 station.
Miss Dodge Mnch Betters
Miss Abigail Dodge (Gall Hamilton! at 3
o'clock this morning was reported much
better. Tho attending physician stated
that there was no danger of immediate dis
solutlonT and that ho would not remain
during the night.
The Lads Were Xate Getting in but"
tlio Multitude Had Not -Lost Any
Lnng Power Red Fire.-Rocketa,
Itoman Candles, and 'Rah.s Greeted
tbe Gullaiit Boys In Bine.
The home-coming of the Mortoa Cadets
and National Fencibles, Washington's,
two crack military companies, from the
great Interstate drill at Memphis, waa
greeted last night with as much enthusi
asm, music, red fire and congratulations
as has been manifest in Washington over
any event for many a day. The Morton
Cadets came with the laurels of victory,
and cash prizes amounting to S2,750;the
Fencibles with a proud record from pre
vious contests, and conscious that defeat
came on tbe present occasion only through
an inadvertence that would down the best,
military company in existence.
It was nearly 10 o'clock when the trala
bearing tbe troopers, rolled into the Penn
sylvania depot. Upon reaching the plat
form, the boys received notice on the
welcome that awaited them, for on the
outside there was cheering and hurrah
ing, and gleams of colored lights and
flashes from ascending rockets appeared
above the housetops.
PUT NEW LIFE IX THEM.
The travellers had been about twenty
two hours on the way and were weary and
dusty and pining for the comforts of home.
Miss Mary Peter-, Sponsor Morton
Cadets.
but the Inspiriting scene that greeted
them as they reached the Sixth street
entrance to the depot, put new hfe hi
them, and with steady step they marched
out upon the avenue, to be met and eheered
by quite one-halt of the population, and
all of their military colleagues The
"stay-at-homes" determined to make it a
complete affair, and they succeeded.
The National Guard, as it was drawn up
m line to receive the returning teams, was
in charge of Col. W G. Moore, who was ac
companied by Adjt. Peixotto. Surg. Mo
Kim . Quartermaster Goddard and Inspector
if Rifles King, of his staff The Washing
ton Light Infantry, in charge of Maj. B.
R. Ross, came down the Avenue irom tne
Ohio street armory, while theThird, Fourth,
Fifth and Sixth Battalions marched down
Sixth street from the general headquarters
on L street and met the others at the depot.
CARRIED NEW BROOMS.
The "stay-at-home" Morton contingent
appeared in citizens" dress and each carried
a brand new broom in token ot the process
by which, their comrades swept in the
prizes at Memphis. The Sixth Cavalry
band, from Fort Mjer, beaded the column
from tbe L street armory, and the Mount
Pleasant and Henderson Drum Corps, ot
juveniles, were also in line. Uniting at
the depot the troops were squeezed into
the spaces left by theaurging mas3 of spec
tators and out of the way of the passing
street cars, where they patiently awaited
the coming of the delayed train.
Somebody was presently heaTd to start
tho Morton Cadet chorus. It was vocif-
Miss Iniogene Snowden, Sponsor.
National Penclbles.
erously done, and sounded lite nothing
else under the euu, but when put into
English it Teads: "Kla, ringitty, nngitty,
kiki! Yah! yah! yah! Mortons! Mortons!
Sis, boom, ah!" That was the signal ot
the arrival ot the train.
Tho two companies marched out be
tween the lines, tbe Fencibles leading,
and, with the plaudits from thousauds of
throats ringing In their ears, and with
hnadkerchiefs waving from windows and
vigorous hand-clapping greeting them
from the sidewalk at every step, the col
umn moved up the avenue toward Fif
teenth street. The scene had the effect ot
new wine upon the "conquering heroes,"
and they proudly tore aloft the company
banner.
TIMES BUILDING ABLAZE.
When Tenth street was reached, where
at The Times building there was au abun
dance ot red fire iu process of combus
tion, with rockets aud Roman candles
piercing the air, aud on tho opposite side
ot tho avenue the name of the victorious
company glittered from tiny gas jet3
that formed the words, the Mortons grace
fully dipped the colors In salute.
The line ot march extended from the
Sixth street depot west by way of Penn
sylvania avenue to Fifteenth, street, thence
to K street, and east by K street to New
York avenue, thence to the armory. Thfj
round was made without incident, if the
greetings extended from the thousands
along tho way are omitted from the cate
gory. Tho expression ot the congratulatory sort
Continued on Second Page.
Drink Washington Brewery Company's
"Ruby Lager," new brand.
THE WEATHER TO-DAY.
Fair, followed by increasing cloudines
Friday night; warmer; southerly winds.
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