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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
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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. .
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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.

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