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f)qre IJou Szni (I (Bas Coupon? T"OL. 2. NO. 462. WASHINGTON, D. C, SATURDAY MORNING, .JUNE 22, 1895 EIGHT PAGES. ONE CENT. 10K1TE IS III THIS WELCOME HOME1 SOLDIER BOYS I iFiiJlu CRISIS He and His Daughter Ida Broke Down Outside Court. Rosebery Government Defeated by a Nominal Majority. UNIONISTS ARE JUBILANT JURY FOUND HIM GUILTY They Akked for Mercy to Be Shown. Counsel for theDefendnnt "WiUMovo for a N v Trial In Case It I Not Granted Sentonee "Will Be Patted at Onco Goes Back to Jnll. Capt. Henry "W. Howgate was convicted yesterday of robbing the United States wbenhewasdiebtirsiugoificeroftheSignal Service bureau, "War Department, in 1 879-80. The jury in a recommend ation of mercy expressed thefeelmgof many that Capt Howgate should not be madeto suffer a severe penalty after the terrible ordeal through which hehasalready passed in the years of waiting. H e has been twice tried and has spent nearly two yea.ts injail. The indictments upon which a verdict was got were for forgery and falsification of accounts. "When the jury came in at 10 a. m. yesterday. Foreman "William P. Grove reported inability toagree. S.P. Btratton, one of the jury, asked for further instruc tions. He wanted to know whether the writing in the receipt from President D.H. Bates, or the American Union Company, of the words"forreportsbyarbitrayciph errs" constituted a forgery aud whether the making up of accounts falsely indicating that the $4,000 of government money had been used forihe public service, constituted a crime on the part of Capt. Howgate.if the actual writing were done by a subordinate orsomeperson unknowntothedefendnnt. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. Judge McConias replied by reading again the instructions given on that pointy the day before. If the jury believed the de tendant paid President Bates the $4,000 and filled m words in the receipt to make a false statement he should be declared juilty whether it was believed to be his own personal act or the act of another ander his instructions with intent to de !raud tlie Government. Judge "Wilson, of Capt. Howgate's coun sel, asked for two additional instructions but Judge McComas refused even to have them read in the presence of the jury. These instructions asked lor were that It was not forging if done by another un loss he expressly directed the writing and stated the words to be filled in or he knew what words were used. It was understood at this time that the jury sutod nine to three for conviction. After about 1 wo hours' further deliberation, the jury reported agreement on a verdict, aod at 1:30 o'clock came into court. The rprt had sot oil that the verdict was guilty. m Capt. Howgateand MissHowgate, sitting near Mr. Woohington and Judge Wilson, ebttwed very little change from their ordi nary demeanor during the many days they have sat for J tours in that place. Mi XTwwgate, whose devotion to her lather has wm admiration from all, seemed to bear up for the sake of sustaining iier father. She smiled once or twice as they ex changed a few words with each other and with their counsel while waiting, and both met the words of Foreman Grove, "Gtdlty as charged," with firm bet features. GAVE "WAY TO GRIEF. .Bat it is said when they were alone both gave way to their grief. Miss Ida especially is heartbroken in the fear that death may cud her father's sufferings before Ibe months have passed that will Intervene till the court of appeals can bear arguments -end pass upon the case. "When the jury had been polled and all answered they were agreed in regard to both indictments, tbey were dismissed. Mr. "Worthington gave notice of motion for a new trial. Mr. Blrney held a con ference with Judge McComas; the attor neys consulted with Capt. and Miss How gate for a few moments; court adjourned, and Capt. How gate, leading the way, went back to the quarters from which he hoped he had passed forever when released on bail six weeks ago. In the evening a carriage furnished by Mr. "W. F. Hewett, one of Capt How gate's bondsmen, took him and Miss Ida with one or two other friends to the jail. Tbey bore with them a note from Mar shal Wilson under the direction of Judge McComas asking that every possible cour tesy should be extended to Miss Ida. The grounds for a motion for a new trial wiM be filed at once. The defendant and his friends think they have little hope, Tut others believe that Judge McComas is not firm in bis opinion that the fullest op portunity under the law was given the defense. EXTENT OF PUNISHMENT. In case a new trial is not granted sentence will probably be passed in a short time. The extent is ten years under each indictment, but five years is the highest expected. An apical will be taken, but the court or appeals will not be in session again till next fail. It is learned that when the jury first wet out Thursday the vote 6tood for con victtou, Foreman "William P. Grove, S. R Strattou, J. H . Covington, John T. Powers, Thomas A. Chandler, Charles "W. Rabbitt, and A- B. Hoover; for acquittal, George T Newtou, TV. T. Fowler, George "Wick, Thomas Bmiux, and Robert H. Hunter 7 to 5. They continued that way till after additional instructions had been received, when Messrs. Hunter and Bmiux were won over. Messrs. Fowler, Newtou, and TVick stood out eome time longer. One of the strongest lacts in deterruning the final decision was that Capt. Howgate had written the two letters, which were produced, agaiust proposing to President Bates to buy the stock. Whenever an argu ment was made that Capt. Howgate was innocent of wrong purpose these letters were quoted against him as showing his guilty plans. It is noticeable that the letters have no direct bearing upon the charge of forgery, but rather sustain that of em bezslemcnt. There are several more indictments acaiust Cant. Howgate, but probably noth ing will be done with them. FELL. THIRTY-FIVE FEET. But Fivo-year-old Thomas "Was Tougli and Escaped Without Injury. Thomas Heany, the five-year-old son of a stone cutter residing at No. 1339 Third street northwest, fell from a third story window of his home to a stone porch, a distance of about thirty-five feet, last evening, but miraculously escaped with out a bruise. The little boy was leaning out of the window when he lost his balance and felL He first struck several flower pots, containing large plants, which were on the front step, and then rolled ou to the steps. A physician was called, but an examina tion failed to disclose even a slight bruise or scratch. Appointed by "Old Hickory.! Snbury, Pa., June 21 John DalpGluan, eighty-five years old, the oldest pc6tniaster in the United States, died at West Milton to-day. He was appiihUgdJiPbtmaster by President Jackson, inHHBdheld the orfioe continuously untilTWPen'ing fifty-eight years. SILVER IE! S1TISFIED 9 Republican Clubs Did Nothing Against Their Pet Scheme. NOBODY ELSE IS PLEASED Eastern Delegates Say That the Con vention Resolved Itself Into n Non entity StrenuouuEffortsBciiiKMa do to Put the Tariff to the Front at, the Lending Ii.sue. Cleveland, 0., June 21. The eighth nationnl convention of Republican clubs closed to-day. All week there were appre hensions of an embarrassing fight on the silver question , but nothing was disposed of in all the proceedings so quickly or so quutly as hat matter. The committee on resolutionsnadsettled this matterlftbt night by deciding to report that thcleuguehad no constitutional right to adopt resolutions and its report to that effect wasappproved. Constitutional limitations arc sometimes in the way, but in this case the constitution was considered convenient by both factions. The gold standard men were not satisfied buttheycouldnotseeanywaytodoanything better than to adopt thePatton substitute as given in these dispatches last night. SILVER MEN ELATED. The silver men are elated. They say if free silver was not adopted, nothing else wat adopted and that it indicates that the RepJbhcans eoncedethey cannot getalong without the Western States. Although It could not have been done without a fight on the floor of the convention, the Western delegates expected to have anti-silver resolutions adopted over their protests. They claim to have received more ad vantage than ever expected at a national Republican convention. It is well known that telegrams were received here yester day and to-day from Presidential as pirants and League Republicans in all parts of the country, suggesting that any action on silver would be dangerous, and these advices no doubt did much toward having the hot poker dropped a la Pat ton substitute. The local papers tried to-day to inter view delegates on the report of the com mittee on the resolutions. The free silver men all expressed satlsfartion, and the anti-silver men, as a rule, would not ex press any opinion. Senator Thurston, of Nebraska, a leader agaiust free silver, said. REPORT ENTIRELY CONSISTENT. "The report was entirely consistent with the League organization, but I should have preferred a disclaimer of any authority or purpose to make a platform or commit the party, followed by such res olutions as would express the views of those assembled delegates on political Issues. I am m favor of improving the financial plank of the last Republican platform." Whilemost of the delegates wero steaming over the lake tills afternoon, there was a joint meeting of the officers of the Stato leagues with the committee on league work and the executive committee. Judge John L. Webster, the Nebraska vice-president, presided in the abseuce of Gen. McAlpin, and the States were called for for reports. Mr. Churchill, t Colorado, said the con vention had not the courage to exoress any uniiuou on anvthlnji, and it would be diffi cult to outline nlans for orimnizatlon. CONVENTION A NONENTITY. Mr. Grenan. Dresldcnt of Uie New York League, said the convention had resolved itself into a nonentity. He insisted on tho meeting hcarinc Prof. George Giinton, of New York,-who had been invited here to address the organizers and officers on Dlaus and urinciDles. In this meeting, as In the convention, Pennsylvania oppose'd New York. Although it was known that Gen. McAlpin wanted Dowlmg made secretary, and New York cast her solid vote of 1S6 for Dowling, yet Pennsylvania voted solidly for Byrnes, of- Colorado, when the tide was tending strongly toward Dowling. The effort to divert attention from silver to tho tariff as the issue continues to-day. Tho speeches in the convention as well as at the Banquet last night and else where were all in that line. "When the Tippecanoes and other local clubs to-night went to thedepot to meet Gov. McKinley, the Iowa band of the Allison men headed the procession. There was every possi ble effort to make the week of silver ngitntion end in .a big boom for tho tariff as tho issue of the Republicans. Boomer Hill Arrested for Forgery. Wichita, Kas., June 21. Word was re ceived here to-day that Harry Hill, the noted Oklahoma boomer, and owne"f of "Harry Hill's Wild West Show," is under arrest at Eagle Pass, Tex. Hill, it is al leged, has drawn drafts on the defunct "Wichita Horse and Mule Market Company, of Wichita, and various banks, in favor of Texas and Colorado creditors, which have all been protested. Hill has been absent several months. Fatal Floods in Hungary. London, Juno 22. A despatch to the Daily .News says that severe thunder storms have occurred in Austria-Hungary, accompanied by floods, in which many parsons were drowned. The crops were severely injured. Prince Ratibor's villa attBuda Pesth was burned to the ground, the fire having been caused by lightening. -A Fort Washington Is All GOING TO LOOK FOR PEARY Expedition Will Leave Brooklyn To day for Greenland's Icy Shores. It Will Be "Under tho Comniand of Mr. Einil DlebltbCh, of "Washing ton, Mrs. Peary's Brother. New York, Juno 21. The World to-morrow will publish a statement made by Mrs. Josephine Peary to the effect that the steamship Portia will leave Brooklyn on Saturday, June 22, carrying tho members of the Greenland scientific expedition of 1895 to St. Johns, N. F. They will board the steam barkentlne Kite there and will sail for Greenland about July 1. The expedition will be under the direction of Emil Diebitsch, of Washington, D. C, the brother of Mrs Peary, and the party will be composed of Prof. Rollin B. Sals bury, of Chicago University; Prof. L. L. Bycbe, of the Kansas State University; Theodore LeBoutillier, of Philadelphia, and Br. John E. Walsh, of Washington. The expedition has two principal objects in view: First, to reach Anniversary Lodge, Bowdoln Bay, in North Grenland (latitudo 77 degrees 48 minutes), in order to com municate with Mr. Peary, his companion, Hugh J. Lee, of Meriden, Conn , and his servant, Matthew Hepston; second, to af ford the scientists who accompany the ex pedition opportunities to 6tudy the ge ology and glaciers of tho country, as well as the flora and fauna of tho region to he visited. "WENT TOO NEAR THE EDGE. Emma Jones Fell from the Glymont Wharf and Was Drowned. Emma Jones, colored, who resided at No. 150-1 Fifteenth street northwest, fell off the wharf at Glympnt, the excursion resort, and was drowned last night. She went down the river yesterday after noon, accompanied by a girl friend, and while there they became separated. Emma went off by herself, and wandered down to tho wharf. She went too near the edge, lost her balance and fell overboard. The officers of the .boat and Special Policeman Frank Sullivan secured a small boat and spent Some time in dragging for the body, but were unable to recover it. The wharf was well lighted with lamps at the time of the accident, and several men from the Leary were standing around. Every effort was made to rescue her, but she never rose to the surface after her fall. The police boat -will go down the river early this morning and drag for the body. CHASED A BURGLAIt. Grocer Clark Ileports an Excitine; Experience to the Police. The Second precinct police were notified last night by Alexander S. Clarke, of No. 1510 Sixth street northwest, that his house had been entered by a colored man about 10 o'clock. Mr. Clarke was in his bedroom, preparing to retire for the night, when he heard Uie nurse, a young colored woman, scream. Running into the hall, pistol in hand, he saw a man disappearing down the front hall stairs. He pursued the man, but .the latter jumped through the sittingroom window into tho yard and escaped. The nurse stated that she was about to enter her chamber, when she came face to face with a large colored man, who had a towel over his head. She cried ou t and the intruder pushed past her and ran down stairs. The man, it appears, did not enter ,the residfcice with the intention of robbing, asagoldwatohandpursecontainingmoney, the property of the nurse, were found lying on the bureau in the room from which the man emerged, where she had placed them earlier in the evening. BLEW OUT HIS Bit A INS. Clerk Commits Suicide Because He FearedaCivilServlceExnniinntloii. "Worry over a civil service examination led Robert G. Cunningham, a temporary clerk in the office of the Auditor forthc Post-office Department, to commit suicide yesterday morning near his home at Falls Church, Va. He was ou his way to Washington in his buggy, aud a short distauce from his house got out of the vehicle and blew out his brains with a pistol. Mr. Cunniugham was a clerk in the Treasury as early 1864, and afterwards was made clerk in the office of the Commis sioner of Customs. Subsequent changes left him only a temporary place, at the salary of $750 a year. He was soon to be designated for a vacancy at a $1,000 salary, theappointment to be contingent on hispassing a civllservice examination. He was on his way to take tlit examination yesterday, when, it is said, that the fear of failure caused him to do the fatal deed. He was about foity-four years of age, a Scotchman by birth, and leaves a wife and several children. Mr. Morton's Heraldic Seal. Secretary Morton yesterday affixed his official signature td the order for the adoption of the heraldic seal of the de partment, which is tho joint production of the Secretary and Gen. McBride. Not Mrs. J". A. Savoy.. The Mamie Savoy who attempted suicide Thursday night is not Mrs. J. Ai Savoy, ot 205 Tenth street southeast. "The former lives at No. 202 Seventh street southeast." Right, but Plain Washington "Cool corner, Took my pick; Got a Tiniesj , Can't Ktck." Tho above repeats tho sentiments of thousands of Washingtonlans with whom the Sunday Times Is a matter of regular and wholesome diet. BEAUTIFUL Separate Colored Picture will accompany the Sunday issue to-morrow 'as usual, the only difference being that it' particularly pretty this week. Several interesting School Edition articles which were crowded out of the magnifi cent issue of Wednesday will appear in to-morrow's paper. The Times March will be printed (full piano score) in to-morrow's Times. It's a "catchy" composition, and is becoming populartall over the country. ISr" Among Locals-features of special interest will be Money in the Dumps of the District. ? The New Attorney Gen eral's Family. A WashingtoniGirl's "Body Reading." '; Diplomats Wrio Use the Bicycle. Keeping Track of Foreign War Vessels. Among the General Arti cles will be Women Who- Sail Their Own Yachts. Pretty Nothings that Cost Dearly. Anna Gould's New Palace. Midsummer Night Customs Are Bicycle Bloomers Es sentials? . Helping Poor'Coilege Girls. The Classification of Cats. Get to-morrow's Times and compare it with Any other Sunday paper "ou've been reading. The jTimes will stand the test. V Price 53 Pents. LIGHTNING HIT! DYNAMITE Awful Explosion Resulting from the Electric Bolt's Striking a Magazine. Several Persons Begorted. to Have Been Killed and Much .Property Destroyfed. f s Baltimore. Juno 21. AKingWood, West Virginia, dispatcb to fyio Herald, says tbat near Tunnclton, Snout 9 o'clock to-night, lightning struck a, dynamite magazine. , -- . An awful explosion 'followed. Several persons were killed andjmucb property "was destroyed. 'j? Details aro not obtainable at this mo ment. f Clans Day nt Harvard. Cambridge, Mass., Juiilp1--Theveather that opened bright andjeair promised to end in rain by, the time the graduates gathered in frotif. of altl Holworthy this morning and nanrched to jtpletou Chapel for the class day exercitee? fltev. Francis G. Peabody delivered the prayer- "W. K. Bnce, or "Washington,- Helivercd tho day oratiou. . 41 Get out of 'tin- heat ocer Sunday. Go to Colton-on-Uie-Potomsir yS.tiO Ano wsnuui. .Fastest boat on the nVari Superb-Sunday dinner. .Lots jf yoifricnds going. Bun by owners this Season?? Is More Comfortable. GOT CAMPAIGN PRACTICE Interstate Democratic Association Indulged in a Ked Hot Debate Left-handed Compliments "Flew Thick mid FaHt Finally President Yoder Resigned. Tho Interstate Democratic Association held a stormy meeting last night in Cos tello's Hall, corner Sixth and G streets northwest. The causo of all the trouble was the selection of a clubhouse. For two hours the members indulged in a beated debate, and when they had con cluded everything was in a parliamen tary tangle, which the president, Hon. S. 8. Toder, ot Ohio, could not undo, and sp resigned his office. Tbo meeting was behind closed doors, but tho air around the locality was thick with "I regard that as an insinuation against my character," "I demand a re traction, sir," "Fraud," "Swindle," and slnular expressions. To use one of the members' expressive remarks, "the society just took the bit in its teeth and hnsn't stopped running yet." Mr. Yoder In resigning his office stated that be had always been a, good old Demo crat and he intended to live and die one. A special injunction was laid upon the members, for some unexplaiued reason, not to eay anything about the president's . .withdrawal. One gentleman rubbed his " hands dell&itedly and- said thatlh'ns'e tncW were no Republicans in Klght-Ah(frnembera had a good old-fashioned fightamong them selves and they shook hands over tlieaffalr. The only business transacted was to em-powertheexecutiX-ecommitteetosecureand furnish a clubhouse which will be usedasa homefortheorganizationandasDemoc ratio headquarters. The committee consists of Hon. 8. 8. Yoder, E. L. Thomson, Col. B. F. Clayton, M. F. Whitney, James A. Rutherford, Harold Benedict, J.L. Fceuey and J. I. Thompson. DEXIED BY COIO1CE WORKERS. They Sny Employorn Generally Build ScnffoldH for Them to Work On. The cornice workers take exceptions to the statement made m an article signed "Justice," and published yesterday in The Times to the erfect that employes, as a rule, build their own scaffolds, and deny the truth of the declaration. They put in evidence a printed blank, of the form used when contracting with the general contractor or his agent, which was adopted over a year ago, and has been indorsed by all cornice bosses in the city. It provides, among other things, that employes are to have the free use of any existing scaffolding until their work is finished, and any further scaffolding re quired is roquired to be furnished by the contractor for whom tho work is being done. Cornice men, they say. have no experience in scaffold-bujldlng. They are not sup plied with tho tools necessary for the work, and it is in exceptional cases only that they over try to build scaffolds. The provision of tho contract blank re quiring scaffolding to be furnished was placed before the coroner's jury at the inquest held over the bodies of the two workmen killed by the accident on Twelfth street, and it is understood ttiat evidence was produced jto show that tho cause of the disaster was the improper placing of the scaffold. Ttie journeymen workers take the posi tion that only men experienced in such work shall bo allowed to build scaffolds. A PPEALED TO JUDGE MTLTER. Prosecutor Push Carries Ills Sidewalk Coses from Court to Court. 1 Lawyers "Woodward and Colbert, as attorneys in the cases brought against merchants for occupying sidewalks, had their clients before Judge Kimball yes terday. The former attorney represented those cases in which writs of certiorari had been granted. He asked for a continuance until Mon day, by which time he hoped to have seen the Commissioners and effected an understanding with them. Having failed .to get the cases tried before Judge Kimball pending the hear ing m the upper courts, Assistant Dis trict Attorney Pugh went before Judge Miller liud asked him to try the alleged violators of law. Judge Miller said he would consider the question and would hear the arguments on both sides to-day. BITTEN BY' A MAD DOG. But Willlnm Pondleton' Wound Is Jot Thought to Bo DniiRerouM. "William Pendleton, colored, residing at No. 410 Third street northwest, was bitten by a mad dog yesterday afternoon, in front of No. 141 D street northeast. ThedogwasfirfatsecnouCstreet.between First and Secoudstreets,andran fromlhere into Third street, where it snapped at Pendleton, tearing his trousers and making quite a wound inhislegjustabovethcankle. Policeman Bushall, or the Ninth precinct, pursued the animal down Third street into B street, and after shooting at it several times, killed it in front of No. 145 B 6treet. Pendleton was taken to the orfice of Dr. Storch, at No. 142 -E street, and the wound cauterized, after which he was re moved to his home. It is not thought that the bite will prove dangerous. The WiiNliiimroii Time- March (Full Piano Score l will bo .printed Fn Suh dny'M paper. It's the March Bit of of tho season um mm am Thus the Emperor Christenetf It 'Mid Great Pomp. HONORING HIS GRANDSIRE Magnificent Review of the Assembled Fleets One Thousand Guests at the Banquet "Which Concluded the Fes tivities TheFrenchAdmiralSeatecl at the German Monurch's Right. Holtcrnau, June 21. Emperor "William laid the last stone ot the Baltic and North Sea Canal this morning and chris tened it tho Kaiser "William Canal, in honor of his grandfather, under whose reign the work was begun. After the Emperor had tapped the btone a parch ment was placed huiul? of it, rehearsing in sonorous language the circumstances ot the building and completion of the waterway. The scene thus presented was remark ably effect ivo and one not easdy to be forgotten. AVhen the set of coins was placed in the stone the Emperor, Empress and other important personages, bare headed, tapped the stone three tunes in accordance with German tntuMlion, the uiasai.. bands pbayiinjrviferent-airt.as the various personswtouched'. the stone. There was a royal salute from all the warships as the Emperor gave the first tap. The whole ceremony lasted exactly half an hour. The Emperor and the Im perial party, as well as all the foreign of ficers and other persons, than returned to their respective ships amid renewed cheering. In the meanwhile, the stone was built in with bricks by the master builders of the canal, the people pressing in while the work was going on and seizing scraps of brick and mortar as souvenirs. REVIEW OF THE FLEET. The review of the fleet began at 3 p. hi. The imperial yacht Hohenzollern, with tho imperial family, kings, grand dukes, princes and mayors ot the chief cities, cts., on board, left her moorings, and at the same moment the crews of all tho vessels in the harbor manned the yards or rails to their full strength, pre senting another grand spectacle. The Hohenzollern proceeded slowly down the line, the Emperor, m an admiral's uniform, standing alone on the bridge, the crews of all the craft in the harbor greeted his majesty with loud cheers and the bands played "Hell der itn Siegerkranz." The great banquet which practically wound up the ceremonies of opening the canal took place this evening in the much discussed structure representing the old German workship Niobe. About 1,000 guests participated in the entertainment, including the diplomatic representatives of the various nations. The banquet hall was a facsimile of a huge vessel of an cient construction, as in vogue in the seventeenth century. The three masts, each one hundred and nine feet high were taken from the hulls of the Niobe and Gefion, the earliest two vessels of the intant Germany navy of 1S50. AN IMMENSE BANQUET HAIX. The bowsprit fonned part of the Moltke, another old vessel. "With the topmasts added the total height ot the masts was 227 feet. The whole structure was 413 feet Ions: and 132 feet wide. The banquet hall it self measured 334 by 67 feet. One hun dred aud fifty arc lights furnished the illu mination, and the table arrangements were intrusted to Borchnrdt, of Berlin, who re ceives $25 per plate, or about $25,000 In all, which sum includes wines, service, and transportation. During the whole of the fcstiviteis the naval orchestra of the Second German Naval Division furnished the music. The French admiral, Menard, sat on the Emperor's right hand and the Russian ad miral, Skrydloff, sat on his left. At the conclusion of the banquet the Emperor said:- "It is with delight ana pride that I look arouud this brilliant festal gath ering, and in the name of my high allies b'id.you all, guests of the empire, heartily welcome. ""We express, our heartfelt thanks for the good feeling shown towards us on the completion of the work which was planned in peace, and -in peace achieved, and to-day opened to general traffic MOOTED IN THE MIDDLE AGES. "It was not in our day that the idea of uniting the North Sea to the Baltic by a tanal was first mooted. Far back in the Mddle Ages we find proposals and plans to carry out this undertaking, and in the last century the Eider canal was built, bearing glorious testimony to the productive power of that age. "But this was only intended for small vessels and did not suffice for present needs. It was reserved for the newly created German Empire to complete the great task. "We have not, however, labored for our home interests alone. In conformity with tlie great civilizing mission of the German people, we open to the peaceful Intercourse of the nations one with another the locks of this canal, and it will be a source of joyful satisfaction to us if Its constant utilization shall bear witness that the intention? by which we have been guided have not alono been understood, but have also proved fruitful in advauclng the welfare r the peoples." Take the Arrowsmith to-night at G for Coltou-on-the-Potomac, and get the best Sunday dinner on the river. Swift boat. Hotel run by owners. Great Consternation Among the Lib era lsattheUiioxpectedEventvrhicli Wiw Due to the Absence ot Many at Dinner Vote ot Confidence to Bo Asked For. London. June.21. The government was defeated to-day on the motion of the Hn. "William St. John F. Broderkk, Conserva tive, member for the Guilford division ot Snrrey.to reduce the saiary-Qfthesecretary of war by 100 on account of an alleged deficiency in the army stores and muni tions or war. chiefly cordite. The motion was adopted by a vote of 132 to 125. Progress was immediately re ported. The general belief expressed this evening is that the defeat ot the government means a crisis. The cabinet la now sitting, and it is believed tbat the ministers will decide upon a dissolution at the earHesft possible moment. The businnesa ot the session can be wound up in short order. t RESULT QUITE UNEXPECTED? The result of the division was so unex pected tbat when the paper was banded to the opposition whip, Mr. Akers-Doag-las, to read the figures, he returned it to yie government whip, Mr. Edward T. Ellis, who had about read it when, he saw it was a defeat and returned it to Mr.. Douglas, who, as the opposition had woo, was entitled to announce the figures'. Mr. Douglas read them amid prolonged and vociferous opposition cheering. The Conservative leader, 3Ir. Balfour, then asked what coarse the government proposed to take and the chancellor of the exchequer, Sir "William Vernon Harcourt, announced that the government would proceed with a non-contentious bill, and the House proceeded to discuss the naval works bill. The Unionists are jubilant at such unexpected victory. The opposition whipi only issued an ordinary "'whip" but there was an immense amount of private canvassitKc done to bring up their sap porters. The division occurred daring the dinner hourand some of the government supporters had left the House. GREAT EXCITEMENT IN THE HOUSE. Great excitement prevails in the lobbies of the House of Commons this evealsg and the members aie eagerly discussing the ex pected dissolution. The House adjourned at 10 30 o'elock without any rurther incident. It i3 re ported tbat Mr. Campbell-BannermaB. 99-.-i.try of War, said to a friend la tha lobby tbat this is his last night as a min ister i n tlie present cabinet. The mmists. only consulted together as Lord Roeebery, the premier, was at Epsom. A format cab inet council will be held to-morrow. The f right among the Liberals abated before the House rose, and the optatoa was expressed tbat the government would ask for a vote of confidence, which woW be certain to be given by the Hormal gov ernment majority. Thus the crisis wowW. be availed. CONFERENCE OF THE CABINET, Lord Roebery came to town to-aigi and tlie cabinet meeting hega la Sir Wiluam Hareimrt's room in the Boost of Commons ami was continued at Lord Rose bery's residence until nearly midaigfet, the Liberal whip being present. Ik is understood tbat the cabinet discussed the possibility of reversing to-day's vote iQr the report stage of the bill. Although "H Is doubtful whether Mr. Campbell-Banneriaaa etniKl be persuaded to remain m the cabinet that bHiy meets again to-morrow for & decisioo. DENOUNCING DEBS DECISION. MeetinsH for That rurpoMJ to Be Held in Every City. Indianapolis. Ind., June 21. The ot- fkers c f the National Labor Federation in tbisclty are preparinga call for meetings to beheld In every city in theTJnitl States, a week from Sunday, the purpose belas to denounce the Debs decision. President McBride. of the Federattoo.wMl sou ml the keynote with a rousing speeeh against the decision. The object. Secretary McGrath says, is to secure the passaee of a law by the next Congress defining therights of workiagmen. and abolishing government injunction. VERDICT FOR THE GOVERNOR. Francis O'Connor Must Pay SG.00O for Defaming Gen. Huntings. EbensbnrgT Pa., June 21 The ease of Daniel H. Hastings against Frauds J. O'Connor for making defamatory remarks concerning the governor during the las gubernatorial campaign, came up for trial here this afternoon and was concluded as six o'clock by Hie defendant withdrawing; his plea of not guilty and entering a plea of nolle contendere. By agreement of counsel, and under la st ructions from the court, the jury rendered a verdict for the plaintiff and assessed the damages at $3,000. D l-pen-Hry" Coiu-.tahles Senr toJnil. Charleston, S. C , June 21 Judge Sf monton this morning sentenced three dis pensary constables to one and two months imprisonment in jail for seizing liquors imported iuto this State for private con sumption, the seizures beiag in contempt of an injunction issued in accordance w.th the interstate commerce law. One con stable was dismissed, and the cases ot several others are under consideration. Duke ot Cunibrldzo to Retire. London. June 21. The aanoaneement in the House of Commons to-day tbat the Duke of Cambridge has finally decided to retire on October 1 from the post of commander in chief ot the British army will be welcome news to very many Britons. Certain English newspapers and Sonic sections of the political parries of Great Britain have been strongly orgies his retirement for years past- Bank Robbed by Masked Men. St. Paul, Minn., June 21. A special to the Pioneer-Press from Tower. Minn., says The bank at Rainy Lake City was robbed yesterday by two masked men. v One en gaged Cashier Butler's attention while the other came up behind him, hit htm on the head, stunning him. About $6,000 was secured, and there 13 no clew to tha robbers. Cupt.-Gen. Campos Nor Shot. Havana. June 21. There is so tmth m the report that Capt. Gen. Martinez De Campos has been shot by a Cnhaa spy or by "anybody else. He is enjoying perfecj health. TTIE "WEATHER. TO-DAY. Continued ctouriioeae with ahewers; east erly winds. Ymi can't afford to tnUs the trip to ntEht n the Arrowsmith to Colton-on-the-P..ioui.ic Lri.lij.ui Washington crowd gmiig Hotel nit opened run by- owners'. St-i f. 1 Ft neat cooking and a splendid time.