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THE TIMES tyavz IJou Sent d (3as Coupon? WASnXNGTOj, D. C, FRIDAY MOKNIKGI-, JUSTE 21, 1895 EIGHT PAGES. VOL. 2. iNTO. 461. OSTE CEXT. THE! SIIEHT SILVER Republican Clubs Convention Afraid of the Question. LET THE DOGS BE CALLED OEF. TWO SEBKBE JOIIED Emperor William Opens the Great Northern Canal. JfffiL. IGNORED IT COMPLETELY ONE OF HIS PROUDEST DAYS Noii-Coniinlttnl "Resolution Adopted Referring All Quettonr to tlio National Contention of Next "Year An Artdres to tho People Tariff Favored ah tlio Leading !ue. Clovoland, O., June 20 The national convention of Republican clubs lias bad an eventful day. Its committee on reso lotions consisted of fifteen silver men and tbirty-one anti-silver men. The sub-committee of eleven to draft resolutions to submit to the full com mittee had only two silver men, Dubois, of Idaho and Allen, or Utah. After this sub committee luid worked all last night on "An address to the people" with the word ""Resolved" omitted tturefrom, a committceof three on revision was selected, and the silver men claim they were not represented at all on the revisioncommittce. The sub-committee adopted the report or the committee on revision this after noon and the full committee met at 2 p. ni. to consider "the address to the people," that had taken two days and one night for Its preparation. SILVER ENTIRELY IGNORED. The feature of the "address" was that It covered every question except thui of silver which was entirely ignored This was done to preient a minority report on the silver question and a fight on the floor of the convention. When the full committee considered the "address" the anti-sller men opposed it saying there had been more agitation here all the week on the silver question than on all other things combined and for the report to be silent only on that question would be cowardly and inconsistent. The stiver men were satisfied with the "address" and agreed to make no minority report awl not to open the question on the floor of the convention in the event thatthe address was adopted Some of tbe most ultra opponents of free silver in the committee finally insisted , if the silver question whs Ignored entirely, that all other questions should be ignored. This plan pleased tbe Western silveritcs better than "the address to the people." PATTON'S SUBSTITUTE. After indulging in the most bitterspeeches for boars in the consideration or "the ad dress to tbe people, a uew departure was taken by Sonator Patton, or Michigan, offering the following as a substitute for the report of the sub-committee: "Whereas, sett Jon 1G of the constitu tion of the Republican League of the United States sajt, 'This league shall not in any manner endeavor to influence any national. State, couuty or municipal con ventkMi,' the delegates of the Republican League of the United Slates, in cam en tion assembled do hereby renew their allegiance to the principles of the Repub lican party and pledge their best efforts for the success of the candidates of that party Believing that this convention lias no instructions from the Republicans of the United States, or Jurisdiction under our constitution to frame part platforms, we uerebj refer all resolutions m relation to public questions to the Republican Na tional Convention or 189G, with entire eoBfideiKX' tlmi its action will redound to the ijejeritj of our ieople and the con tinued glory and advancement of the count ry." CONFESSION OP WEAKNESS. It was argued against the Patton sub stitute that the National League at its law convention at Denver and the previous year at Louisville, and at other national conventions had adopted recommendatory resolutions without the constitutional objections ever being raised, and the adoption of the substitute would be ac cepted as a confession of this convention's inability to meet tbe silver issue. Al though these arguments poured in hot and fast, and Chairman Robinson, of Penn sylvania, left tbe chair to oppose It, yet the plan of ignoring overj thing if the silver question was ignored, gained such head way that the P atton substitute was adopted at G.30 p. m without a dissenting Toioe. As "the address to the people" that was ruled out by the adoption of the Patton suuscHute, reaffirmed the resolutions of previous national league conventions, there was much discussion of the following, adopted at Denver last year; "We believe in the use of gold and silver as money metals, maintained on a perfect parity and interconvertible. We do not believe that there will be a permanent re turn of prosperity until tbe full use and highest position of silver sliall be re stored, and ask for such legislation as will brin about this result." KO SIDE SHOW PERMITTED. All day tliere had been a persistent ef fort to get some attention to matters other than tbe stiver question. The leaders in sisted that no side show should over shadow the main tent.. The Cleveland World, edited by Rob ert P Porter, fnnerly tf the New York Frees and superintendent or the last Federal decennial census, devoted most of gates and claimed that all with the ex its space to-day to interviews of dele centlott or the West considered Uie tariff as the issue. "It is a long time between this and election day and before that I think the tariff will assume its due iuionanoe and become the chief question at issue," says Hon. John DalzHl, of Pennsylvania. A majotity or those interviewed spoke in the same rein. When the convention reassembled after 3 p. m , instead of at 2 p m., the full committee on resolutions was also reas sembling to consider the report of its sub committee. There were almost as many delegates re maining about thoHollenden to hearfrom the committee as assembled in the convention, although Music Hall was well fillled. The roll of States was called for reso lutions to be read, and referred without debate. The call brought out resolutions by the score, and every conceivable issue or topic Those on the financial question wore for the most part duplicates of those offered earlier in the day, and referred by the buslfel to the committee's waste basket. Some sarcastic resolutions were offered on the silver question, one calling for DO cents' worth o" silver bullion to be made a legal tender dollar. The rules were suspended and the con vention proceeded to the election of of ficers. Mr. George B. Green, State president of New York, in nn eloquent speech placed In nomination Gen. E. A McAIpm for president of the National League. The mentioning of Gen. McAipin's name was greeted with tTemeudous and prolonged applause. Gen. Carr, on behalf of IllinoiF, seconded the nomination of McAlpln. Pennsylvania also seconded the nomination. Mrs. J Ellen roster, who sat with the Washington D. C, delegation, followed In a happy speech in favor of the Empire State candidate for the Presidency. Nearly all the States seconded the nomination. Gen. McAlpln was elected president by acclamation, and a committee of three was appointed to escort him to the hall. Nominations for secretary were called for ond Mr Churchill, of Colorado, placed, Prosperity Will Come Through the Men Who Men Who Talk. in nomination John T. Byrnes, while Illi nois nominated William Grant Nebraska nominated L. E Walker. The notification committee entered the hall with Gen. McAlpln, of New York, the newly-elected president, wiio expressed his thanks for the honor conferred upon him. He said that as long as he should remain presideut of the league the only motto should be "work, work, work." When the States were called for vice presidents and members of the executive committee, the following were among those named Executivo Committee District of Co lumbia, D. A. Ray; Marjland, Dr. William S. Booze; Virginia, II. Dcclny. "Vice Presidents-District or Columbia, Thomas H. McKee; Maryland, J. E. Palmer; Virginia, Thomas Lowry. "WOMEN OF THE PARTY. Nenrlv All Toasts at tlio Ilnnquel Referred to Their Work. Clevelaud, Ohio, June 20. The banquet tendered the delegates to the National Republican League convention at the Arcade to-mcut was a memorable and brilliant affair. There were 1.5G0 plates j turned on the ground floor, while the four balconies were filled with thousands of spectators. The ladles were out eu matfe in evening dress, and the occation socially was equal to a national inauguration ball. No hall could have ariorded such facilities as the interior of the-Arcade building. The electr'c light designs and displays reminded all of the electrical building at the Worlds Fair, while the profusion of the richest floral designs on eery table and balcony, resembled the Columbian Horti cultural department. Hon. John H Hoyt, who was recently a candidate lor the Republican nomination for governor, introduced the speech mak mc. Mrs. J Ellen roster, President of the Wonians' Repubhcan Association of the TJiwhI States, responded to the toast. "The Woman's Republican Associa tion." She 6aid in part. "No development of the last decade Is more Indicative of progress and hojieful of results than is tho newly-awakened in terest of women in social economics and civil and- political affairs. "This Republican convention represents the brain and heart of vigorous American manhood; the manhood of the present and of the future more largely than of the past. This convention also for the first time seats in its midst the duly elected represeptatives of the approaching hosts of womanhood. On this historic occasion we may well inquire woman's present re lation to politics. After briefly reviewing the progress made on the woman's suffrage question, Mrs. Fos ter concluded: "The Woman's Republican Association knows no class or race or creed distinction; rich and poor, native born and foreign women are with us. Neither is belief in the great reforms of the day a test of Republi canism. Woman suffrage, which most of us believe, the temperance cause, which most of us espouse; these are not in all parts of the nation included in our party platform. Neither do we ask you alwaj s and every where to make acceptance of these a test of party fealty." President Woodniansee responded to toast "Grand Old Party" and said in part: No organization in this country save and except the "Grand Old Party" cou'd bring together such an array of gallant men and beautiful women. "Tbe chivalry or the Republican party is in evidence when it sends to our con vention lady delegates from various states of the union. "The Republican party came into exist ence, not as a combination of the dis corded political elements of the country, but rather as the grouping of all those who believed in a broader and a better civ ilization. The Republican parly is comirg back to power. The red flag of anarchy will go up In the consuming flames of sovereign authority. Labor and capital will stand sdic by side in support of each other and in dofense of the Union. Sonator J. C. Burrows responded to "Perfidy and dishonor, and political in tegrity." The accusation docs not come from Republicans, he said. The words "perfidy and dishonor" will be recognized as a quotation from a famous letter by President Cleveland to William L. Wilson, the reputed author of the Wilson bill, and at tho time a mcre of the confer ence committee, seeking to adjiiBt the differences between the two houses on a proposed measure of tariff reform, or rather tbe differences between the con flicting wings of the Democratic party. Severe as this stricture was, when w consider surrounding circumstances we are surprised at the moderation of tho President. Comedian Cooto's Cycle Borrowed. Charles Coote, a member of the Summer Comedy Company at the National Theater, lcrt a bicycle which he had hired, in front of the Nations Theatcrlast night, and some one took -a ride on it, without letting the comedian know anything about it. Conse quently, when ho came out he was much worried and telephoned police headquarters that his wh"el had been stolen. The "bike" was returned a few minutes afterwards, however, and another telephone message called the first one off. Merchant McDerinott Arrested. Martin MtDermott, a merchant on Louis iana avenue, was arrested yesterday after noon by Policeman Edclin, of the First precinct, and locked up, charged with contempt of court in failing to answer a summons. He was released on $30 collateral. Because He Didn't Support Her. Judge Cox yesterday dismissed the suit of Randolph rortune against Medusa For tune for divorce. Steamer Macalester for Marshall Hall and Indian Head, Friday and Saturday evenings at G:30 p, m. p WANTED A newor second-hand 45 liorsc poxier boiler." Call at- this office NO ESCAPE FOR USURERS Cases Brought By The Times Which Can't Be Certioraried. Trial To-day Before Justice Taylor of tlio Capital Loan Guaran tee Company. Shylock and the law will lock horns to day in the court of Justice Taylor. A case in which the justice has jurisdiction has been brought by Messrs. Ralston & Slddons, The Times lawyers, against the Capital Loan Guarantee Company on behalf of a widow, in which the amount of usurious interest and commission is about $429. The case will begin on its merits at 2 p. m. if there is not xi motion made for a changeof venue. The defendant in thecase is not the company, but Manager Barrett, who, it is said, is the whole company. Two suitB were brought yesterday against the other company, the Washington Mort gage and Loan Company Both of these suits involve small amounts and are there fore triable before Justice Taylor. The defendant' in these cases is W. W Yeuna wmo. Another case Is betas; prepared against M. B Newman, by which he will be confined to ncourtin which thecornplaiuHiitacaiihave a speedy1 trial. The records at the office of Messrs. Rals ton & Slddons show that th" abuses com plained of have not been confined to the Rhylocks already mentioned in The Times. One case involving a new operator m widows' mites has been found in South east Washington. A victim has been in his clutches for ten years. The story, as told, is so outrageous that were it not vouched for by written records it would be disbelieved. A poor man borrowed 190 from this Shlyock of Shylocks and has paid him in the ten years $2,000 This astounding piece of wholesale robbery will have venti lation m court in a short time. It is about the worst on record. NO TIDINGS OF PEARY. Two Uarkh Direct From Grccnlnn Heard Nothing of the Exploier. Philadelphia, June 20. The krjolite ladcn barks Sallna, Capt. Salter, and Sili con, Capt. Houghton, came into port to day direct from the iccboundcoast of Green land. They bring no tidings of the Peary expe dition, but tell of thrilling experiences while navigating their vessels through the ice packs which obstructed the entrance to the Astruk Fjord. Capt. Houghton, of the Silicon, brings tidings of the total dectruction by ice, off Cape Desolation, of the Danish government bark. Ice Bear, ner crew had a narrow escape from drowning, and landed on the coast near Cape Desolation, where they almost starved before assistance came. They were finally gotten on board the Danish bark Thetis, and tnat vessel left for Copenhagen shortly before Capt. Hough ton sailed for thisport. Several of the crew of the Silicon are badly frozen, the result of a terrific storm experienced on the third instant to the northward of the banks. WAS ENGAGED TO ANOTHER. But Robbie" "Yates Was Forced to Marry Rachel Jackson. Robert Lee Yates, thirty years of age, and Rachel TJ. Jackson, firtcen years old, were married in the law office of John B. O'Neil a few minutes- before noou yes terday, Rev. Mr. York officiating. The marriage was the result of the arrest and trial of Yates in the police court on a warrant sworn out by the girl's mother. The case was nolle prosequled by Assistant District Attorney Mullow ney as a result of the wedding. A few minutes after the ceremony had been performed a young lady approached Special Officer Johnson, who was stand ing in front of Mr. O 'Neil's office, and inqu'd how the case of "Robbie" had come out. "Who do sou mean, Yates?" "Yes," she answered. "He and the Jackbon girl have just been married," said the officer, "The brute!" said the girl. "He was engaged to me," and she wenfcoff, with rivulets of tears streaming down her cheeks. TWO THOUSAND PROFIT. Gold Brick Swindler Deposits Part of Hib Swas as Ball. Richmond. Va., June 20. Frank S. Smith, alias Parker was arrested in January for swindling W. S. Withers, of Gloucester County, out of $7,000 by means of a gold brick. He was evidently backed by a big syndicate plentifully supplied with muney. and they fought to get hlnf bailed. He made Uie attempt in Petersburg whero it was refused, and then in Greenville, where the action of the judge in fixing Uie bail at $50,000 checkmated the effort The next effort was made with Judge Isaac ChrisUan. of Charles City, who was just married and enjoying his honeymoon Christian bailed the gold brick man in tho sum of $5,000, and Parker having de posited that amount wiUi a local trust com pany. the bond was readily given. It was well understood that Parker would not show up in court. It is rumored Uiat he sailed for Europe. The TYaHhlnjrton Times March (Full Piano Score) will bo printed in Sun- dny's paper. It's tho AlarnH liit of of tho Benson. . . . . -. f PRIZE M ISTS II Beautiful Scene at the iTgh School Commencement. "TIMES" MEDALS i AWARDED Crowds Fill Com entlon Hall and Ap plaud tlio .Names of ,tlie "Winners. Success! ul Com etaiitsOer whelmed "With Congratulations as They Re ceive the Beautiful Jewels. "Our boys and girls," as Commissioner Ross affectionately termed them, and "our uncrowned kings and queensof the future," as Postmaster Wilson poetically termed tho graduates of the High Schools, were the cjnosuro of more than ten thousand eyt-s Inst night at Convention Hall. The scene in the hall was one of rare splendor and beauty. A hundred flags of all colors depended from the celling, and a half hundred flowed flown in graceful lines over the heads of the graduates, of ficers of the schools al.d invited guests who graced tho stage. There were two hundred and seventy-two graduates, whose names havealready been published In Tho Times. On the stage with them were, Commis sioner Ross, Commlsslolrgi; .JTrjiesdeH, Postmaster General Wilfon, Rev. Dr Mayo, President Whelple7t of the school board, Dr. Wltmcr, of tho board. Rev Dr. C. A. Stakeley, of the Firet-Baptist Church, three members of the Chinese legation, Prof. Lane, Miss Wcstcont of the Western High School, Miss Hoogolberger, of the Central High School, and Miss Holmes, of the Eastern High School, and Supt. Powell. "TIMES" MEDAL A.WARDED. In addition to tho great interest of the an nual adieu to the books, there was an in termezzo, which was ianilshed by The Time3, in the announcement of the names of the prize essayists, and the public presenta tion to Iheni or the beautiful, jewelled, gold medals as the reward or their industry and talents.' This latter event was the surprise of the evening, as the names of the winners were not known outside of the committee and a few others who could keep a secret, The announcement of tbe winners furnished occasion for the spontaneous and generous applause of all the people on the stage and in tho vast auditorium. While the class this year was not as large as usual tho audience was a great deal One of the conspicuous pieces of the electrical decorations was a large laurel wreath, enclosing the monogram "W.H. S" nhe letters being in red, white and blue in candescent lamps. , This was the work of Messrs. Wilson and Saulter, of this year's ciass, and reflects great credit not only upon these young men, but upon the schcol of which they are graduates. The picture on the stage, was one of poetic suggestion. It was Tennjson's dream of fair women realized. . v The girls were nl involute, with one or two exceptions, and the bojs were all in black, without any exceptions. The animation of the "hour lent a deeper color to the ladies' cheeks, and the boys, perhaps, were conscious of their present dignity as a body guard of, the loveliest battalion that ever sat on this stage. FLOWERS FOR THE GIRLS. It took fifty young ushers of the first and second classes fully an hour, during intervnls, to take on the stage and present to the girls 'the piles and' piles ot wreaths and bouquets which were sent to them by parents, sisters, and brothers, and other people's brothers and sisters. Harry J. Daly;,,1 for general The Marine Band, under Prpf. Fanciulli, played delightfully during the' intermis sions and had an ovaf foil Jor their rendition of the familiar airs, "SuwaneeRiver," 'I'nr Gwiuc Back to Blxfe," and "Dixie" itself. The exercises'were openfcd with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Stakely, after which Com missioner Rosa delied'the opening ad dress. He referred to the suggestions of the mouth of June, its beauty and signifi cance, and noted specially its reference to the closing of the public schools This last distinction or the month he illustrated by paying a pretty compli ment to tho 'ibrighb faced lasses and lads" on the stage," the allusion being well re received and applauded. He spoke ot graduation as their first competition in the struggle of their lives, "and derived from it a lessrm which he impressed on the young people. He touched upon tho special advantages ot the capital of the "nation as an edu cator through the presence of 'Congress, the Supreme Court, and tthe various de partments, which govern tlio whole life of tho nntion. He closed by bidding the young graduates a welcome-into the arena of tho life of tho citizen and bidding them a "Godspeed" on their journey. GLORY OF AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP. Postmaster General Wilson was greeted with npplauso when ho came forward after a happy introduction by Commis sioner Ross. Ho began by saying 'that there was no mistaking tho significance of the occasion. It was general in its mtaning because the wtl010 cu l00K an "ercsx in me exer- "" , f'ZT' n bm rtmn Innrer "T.vnrv sent, nn tlnCflOnr and in the ' galleries, vas taken and the walls were theyoungprizeeBsayistsblushedaudbowed rnnged by numbers of enthusiastic folks who ih ".E1,8. JR", ...?. ..t,. -.n, eH.. ,m The handsome medals were handed tc ttCli: LUiliCUli (t 1111 WlllVmin AlSUt... in Euca occa8ions tboSfountain of youth (Bought for long agoja'ecaase it brought . - ; - Work, and Not tho old into perrect sympathy with the in terest and ambition or the youth or thb land. He next touched upon the glory or Ameri can citizenship. "We aie fctill colonists," he said, "but in tho realms of progress," and in this connection he spoke of the marvelous achievements of the present and contrasted them with those of the past. From both of these positions be coun selled the graduates that the only means by which the joung citizen can cope with the inevitable law, that the strong push the weaker to the" wall, is by education, and on this over interesting theme ne spoke with great force aud effect. The Postmaster General was very often ap plauded. Commissioner Roys then introduced Dr. A. H. Witmer, of the fchool board, who made a capital off-hnud speech. DR. WITMER MAKES A HIT. He made a great hit by his adaptation or Tennjson's song, introduced in "Robin Hood," concerning the glories or English maids -and English men, and especially English wives. Or course, the maids and men and wives spoken or by Dr. Witmer were those of the District of Columbia, and he was given an ovation for his happy references. Everybody saw t8e good points of this speech. Commissioner Truesdell did the most practical thing of the eenlug. He handed the lads and lasses their diplomas It was nuite a draw as to who made the best ! bows the giver or the receivers or thesev' evidences of scholarship. i At Uie request of Dr. Line. Commissioner I iuiss aiiiiuuiiceu iue lonowini; awaru oi medals- The Kendall medal to G W Gordon, of'the Central High School: the King medal, to Isabella Byrn, of the Cen tral High School; the woman's college medal, to Bessie Yoder, of the Eastern High School; the national medical medal to Miss E. L'Madderu. and the Georgetown medi cal medal '-tit Mr. It. R Riordan, of Uie Eastern High Sclmdu Then came tho piece de resistance. Supt. Powell arose and in a few words related the offering by The Times of two prizes i.uuo iCitllL'U ' for the be&t two essays by a voungladvand gentleman of Uie High Schools, to the young man for the best essay on "What Uie PubllcSchool System has Done for American Citizenship;" to the young lady for the best essay on "What the Public School System has done for American Woman hood." NAMES OF THE WINNERS. Supt. Powell said th.it there had been many contestants and that their papers had been referred to committees. The girls' essay went to one committee, con sisting of Miss Kate Field, Mrs. Mohe Elliott Sewall, aud Mrs. Julia Guthndge, aud the boys' essays to auother, con sisting of Messrs. Carl E. Decker, A. H. Lewis, and Maurice Splain. This was as far as he could go, he said, without assistance, and he called the other interested parties to the stage. The young ladv he called was Mls Mario Christie McKelden, or the Central High school.the gentleman was Mr. W. A. Page, of the Central High School. The announcements were the signal for a great demonstration, during which them, and, with a few words of encour agement and praise for their good work, the incident was over. The references to The Times and its orfer to the youns? people were warmly applauded. Prof. Powell, in speaking of the prize winners, paid a compliment to Miss McKelden by quoting what was said of her essay by Miss Tield: "Tho writer j seems to have done borne thinking for her self, and does not founder in the slough of sentimentality, which is the curse of the average school girl's composition." The exercises lasted for nearly three hours and were interesting throughout. CALISTHENICS AND SOXG. St. "Vincent's Academy Graduate. Its FlrHt Cla.-. For Seeral Years. Tho seventh annual commencement ex ercises of St. yiuccut'8 Academy were held yestorday afternoon at Carroll In stltuto Hall and were witnessed by a largo audience, which Tilled the audito rium and gallery to overflowing. More than usual interest centered in the exercises, for it has been several years sinco a class had graduated from the academy. The graduates yeserdny were Misses Lillian A. Webster, valedictorian; Annie E. McQuade, and Blanche J. Wood. Tho programme consisted of vocal and instrumental music, recitations, -fancy drills and cxhibitiors in calisthenics and a" cantata entitled "Among the Downs," by the intermediate vocal class. Swallowed Laudanum and May Dlo Mamie Savoy, colored, of No,205 Tenth street southeast, made a probably suc cessful attempt to commit suicide last night by swallowing 20 cents' worth "of laudanum. After sho drank the stuff she walked around the house for a few minutes, and as it began to overpower her a young man in the house noticed her condition and started to her. Just as he reached her she reeled back ward and would have fallen to the floor had he not caught her. He walked her up and down until Help came, and she was removed to the Emer gency Hospital, where Drs. Church arid Smith worked on her for several hours. Her condition is very precarious. "Was Drlvinsr Too Fast. Henry Gerbold, a butcher, was driving his horse at a 2:40 pace down Seventh street last night, and when Officer Owens, at the corner of Florida avenue, ordered him to stop, he went all the faster. Tho policeman chased the team and captured Gerbold, who left $25 colaUeial at No. 8 station for" his release. Tho "Washington Tinier March, (Full PJano Score) will be printed in Sun day's paper. It's the March lilt of of tho season. . ' Through the UN KILL BE ENFORCE Manager Schoepf Advised to Abandon the Trolley System. OVERHEAD WIRES MUST GO If Fundu Are Not Available For the Purpose Congress Should Be Asked to Grant Necessary Authority to Increase the Bonded Indebtedness. "What Mr. Schoepf Says. The Commissioners of the District have decided to proceed Jor the enforcement of law against the use of the overhead trolley, andhaveso informed YieePresident Schoepf, of the Eckington and Soldiers' Home Rail way Company. They add t he suggestion that the company uoum make arrangements to operate lis New York avenue branch by other than the overhead system after July 1, when the authority for the use of the trolley ex- uires This was formally adopted as the Judg ment of the board, upon Commissioner Powell's motion, and a letter waa sent to Mr. Schoepf, in which the order was dupli cated. MUST GOj TO CONGRESS. It is held that If the company cannot, with out authority orCongrees, increase its bonded indebtedness and that without the issue Ul uu"r .. . T expense ln- C I,, , ifc .. -""-" " luct-uuiigu, meu n vmsineauiyoi: the management to go before Congress with a request for the enabling act. It is recalled, also, thacin February, 1893, the company obtained an exten sion of time in which to make the change, two years having been granted. This was corabatted by the Commissioners then in office, but there was an unrent plea set up for the extension and a promise made that there should be no further delay. Under the act amending the charter of the company, passed April 30, 1S90, it was expressly provided that its authority to erect or use overhead wires in the oper ation of its lines within the city should ab solutely cease and determine on the 1st day of July, 1893, and not being then ready the company sought the extension of time. A bill for further extension, presented at the last session, failed to pass. LAW CAN BE ENFORCED. The Commissioners say that the law against obstructing the streets can be enforced, several ways being open. Vice Presideut Schoepf was Interviewed jesterday as to the policy his compauy will pursue with reference to the latest notice from the Commissioners, and said: "Ireally cannot say what our policy will be. I have not jet received the communica tion, and even if I had I should not under take to define the company's plans. I shall want time, or course, to consult with others. "When we arrive at a conclusion, how ever, I shall take pleasure In giving it to The Times." Mr. Schoepr is understood to have said, nlo, that as the company has done all that it could do to comply -with the law, future eveuts will have to take their couse. CALLED UPON TO EXPLAIN. President Baker Questions. Ills Em ployes "Who Joined the Union. There was great enthusiasm and much jollification at the meeting of the Pro tectiveStreet Railway Union at Bunch's Hall last night when the new members, emplojes of the Columbia Street Railway Company, nuibbenng nearly fifty, marched into tbe hall. In addition to these there were five members enrolled, also employes of the Columbia Road. The new members had no grievances to complain of, and merely joined the union for the future betterment ot themselves and their fellow-workmen. All of the emplojeB of Golumbla Road who had joined the union were ordered to appear before President Baker yesterday and state their grievances if they had any, and also to tell w hy they had Joined the union. . The men say they have no fear of unfair treatment at the hands of President Baker, and will gladly give him the Information he asks'. In' fact, they say, when Mr. Bakerlearns the real erf ectsoftho union they feel he will not only have no objecUon to the employes of the road becoming mem bers, but will see to it that Supt. Boetler ceases to threaten those who do join with dismissal. Mr. W. F. Dement, of the Co lumbia Road, was elected recording secre tary, vice Mr. I. G. GiPh, wju term ex pired. The report of the trasurer showed the finances in a healthy condition. The union will give a grand excursion to Mar shall Hall July 22d. Convicts Carried Through the City. United States Marshal Allison, of Greens borough, N. C, stopped over in this city last night, en route to Albany with an In teresting batch of North Carolina con victs.. Prominent in the crowd was the defaulting cashier, Holland, of the Na tional Bank at Charlotte. The others were W.H. Summy, a post-office swindler; Lon Smith, a counterfeiter; J. S. Kelly, violating internal revenue laws; and a colored man convicted of passing counter feit money. The outfit was lodged at the Sixth precinct station-house and will continue on its way to Albany penitentiary to-day. - Steamer Macalester for Marshall Hall and Indian Head, Friday and Saturday 1 evenings at 6:30 p. m. Ah Ho Passed Out of Holtenan Look tlio Navies of the World Thundered Their Salute French "Warships Cheered by German Crow da United State Crulherj, a Feature. With much pomp and great ceremony and with.it would almost seem, thegreat nowersof the world through thegunsofthelr warships saluting him, Emperor William or Germany to-day formally opened the Baltic and North Sea Canal. He entered the western opening of the new water way at Bninsbuuel, not far from Hamburg, shortly after daylight on board the Imperial yacht Hohenzoliern and arrived at the easiern openiBg- of the canal here shortly after noon. In short, Emiieror William appears to have most successfully engiaeered a bril liant spectacle in winch he, and not the canal, seems to have been the central figure, and it iH safe to imagine that this was one of the proudest days of bis life. THREE SLIGHT MISHAPS. On the whole the passage of the canal by the Imperial procession was a success, although there were three flight mishaps. The North German Lloyd steamship Kaiser Wilhelm II grounded for a fcfcort time in the canal, but she sustained no damage and proceeded on her way. Then the Russian guuboat GrosjasehUcbi passed Rendsbarg it 4 30 p. m In tow of a tug, apparently navmg sustained some damage either to her machinery or by grounding. The hntish royal yacht Osborne, with he Duke of York aEd his suite on board also grounded near Levensau bridge and. all the" vessels following behind her had to anchor Tor a loDg time. Eventually, jowever, the Osborne was floated and proceeded on her way to Holteaau. Bat he mishap cansed quite a break in tho procession. The war ships of the United States, the New York. Columbia, San Francisco, and Marblehead. which latter vessel took parti in the procession, formed striking features of tbe naval display, standing oat flatly among the other vessels, which, as a. rule, have dark colored hulls. The contrast be tween the white hulls of the American ships, gleaming prettily in the seasMae. and thesombervesselsoftheforeign power?" was most marked. The white aides of the Yankee cruiere undoubtedly gave tbem aa extremely srnartappeara nee. and causedalt the United States vessels to be greeMy admired. FRENCH VESSELS CHEERED. There was one feature ot the processes which should calm the excitement among the members of the League of Patriots of Paris, who raised such a hubbub when it became known that tbe French government intended to send a squadron to participate in the Kiel fete. As the French gunboat; Surcout pased the several points akngtJe canal route she was greeted with hearty cheers, and the different bands piayd tbe. Marseillaise as she went by. proudly flaunt ing the tti-eolor of France before CfcSjtrftwri: up troopsS"f Germany. The French officers acknowledged tie cheers from tbe shores. -by tpiuBg; tsotr caps and bowing, and when flags west dipped in honor of the passage ot tbe Snrcouf the ensign of the French gunboat was promptly dipped in acknowledgement of the courtesy. Admiral Menard, tbe commander of the French squadron, entertained the officers of the German battleship Bayern on hoard tbe Hoche. the French flagship to-day. In return for a similar courtesy extended to tbe officers of the Hoche on board the Bayern yesterday. Upon tbt occasion the com mander of the Bayern coupled the toast ot "Emperor William and President Faare," with a very appropriate reference to tbe international feeling of comradery existing; among naval men all tbe world over. Admiral Menard, at to-day's dinaar on board the Hoche responded with a similar toast, and echoed the utterances of tee German conimandVr regarding the con radery among naval men. a sentiment wmeb. was vigorously applauded. ARTILLERY OUTROARED CHEERS. There was great excitement here waen the people first caught sight of the imperial yacht Hohenzoliern coming through!" tbe canal with the Emperor on board. Sonfe time elapsed while the water .poured oes of the sluices, the stately vessel sinking slowly but grandly to the level ot the water of the harbor. Then the gatus ot the lock were opened and the Hohenzol iern steamed oat majestically into. Ina open water. Suddenly three shots were fired in .rapid. succession from tbe German flagship, the Fnedrlch Wilhelrn, giving the signal far the saluting to begin. A deafening roar of artillery commenced almost before the flash of the last gun from the flagship bad disappeared, the noise of so many gang from so mnay warships drowning tbe trememdous outburst of cheering which arose from tens of thousands of throats as his majestv. Emperor William II was seen standing alone on the bridge of Ate. Hohenzoliern, in tlte full dress uniform of an admiral er the fleet. His breast was brilliant witn orders and conspicuous across it was the broad orange ribbon of the Order or the Btaik-Bagie. When the salutes were finished, and 3 the smoke from the various guns was blow ing away in dense clouds across tbe har bor, the baud on each ship struck up "Hell dir iiu Siegerkrans." and followed this with, the national anthem of its own country. FINANCIERING A. FIST FIGHT. Fifty Tliotband Dollar Snbcrlbed For the Corbott-FltzMmnioiuMlll. Dallas, Texas, June 20. D A. Stewart has let a contract calling for SlSYOOO worth of dressed lumber which ia to be used in the construction of the big amphi theater to be reared for the Corbett-FHz-sunmons fight next October. Dan Smith, of New York, has been ap pointed press agent of the syndicate be hind the contest. Such is the faith in the ability of Stewart and his confreres to bring off the big battle that a, fund ot $30,000 has been subscribed. and put in the bank to the credit of the construction and promotion departments of the "en terprise." Stabbed in An Affrny. James Thomas, colored, was treated at the Emergeucy Hospital for a stab wound in the thigh last night. The'wouad was received in an arfray. THE PALL OF A SCAFFOLD. The Deaths Caused Thereby. Editor Times In your issue of the 20f b. instant you publish a misleading article, with reference to the recent fall of a scaffold at 112i Twelfth street north west and the two lives lost thereby. You allege that employers are chargeable with negligence and consequent responsibility in such cases. This is incorrect As a rule. employes construct the scaffolding which they use, and the responsibility for ii d.f ference and want of capability necessarily rests upon them JUSTICE THE "WEATHER, TO-DAY. Increasing cloudiness and rain; slightly cooler; southerly winds, shiftuig to norths crly.