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VOL. 2. O. 473.
WASHiisraTO, d. a, Wednesday ironNiNa, jttlt 3, i895---EiaH.T pagkes.
OjSTE CESTT.
I0BBEBS USED DTUMITE
HOWGATE GOT EIGHT YEARS
TROLLEY VS. THE PEOPLE.
BORTHWICK WANTED TO DIE
WBSIUIiraiCE IfflCIQK
Utile Sallie Dean's Hurderei
Hanged by a Mob.
Had Nothing to Say Why Sentence
Should Not Be Passed.
Attempted Suicide of the U, S, S,
Amphitrite's Chief Engineer.
Disabled the Engine and Rifled
a Train in Oregon.
He Appeared Cheerful, as Did Ills.
Dniijrhter, Who Was Accepted us
Surety on tho Appeal Bond.
Found With Hln Throat Cut, and
Sent to tho Navy Yard at Norfolk.
No Cause Assigned.
BULLETS FLY AT KANDOM
GOY. GEARTED A BEPRIEVE
Southern Pacific Express Stopped by
Explosives on the Track Band I Ik
Intimidate the Trainmen WhUo
Their Leader Rifles the Express
Car and Pubsengers.
Grant's Pass, Ore., July 2. Tho Southern
Pacific overland train, north bound, was
utoppod last night at 10:15 by three
highwaymen, near Biddies, about thirty
mllos 60uth of Ro6eburg, and thoroughly
robbed. Sticks of dynamite were placed on
rail6, which disabled tne engine by blowing
the flanges oil the pony trucks, and
brought the train to a stop.
"When the dynamite explosion brought
the train to a standstill, Conductor T. J.
Kearney, who was in charge ot the train,
ran out but was met by one of the bandits
who fired at him with a pistol, the bullet
jrrating the conductor's head.
The bandit then ordered the conductor
to get inside and stay there, an order which
he was not slow in obeying, hiding himself
in a Pullman closet," from which lie saw
one man patrolling tho bank which over
looked the train. Another bandit made
Engineer "Waile and Fireman Gray get off
thJ engine and go to the express car and
ordered it oixmed .
Express Messenger Donohue had taken
out his way treasure at the first alarm and
locked his box Thib ne re-opened at the
order of the robbers.
The robbers then ordered the engineer,
fireman and expressman to enter the mall
car. Postal Clerk Herman cave up all
the registered pouche. which the robber
ordered theni to cut open He then ordered
the railroad employes to go to the passen
ger coaches and assist him in relieving the
passengers of their valuables
"WOMEN AND "WORKINGMEN UNMO
LESTED. They passed all who had the appearance
of workingmen, but made the others hold
up their hands, while they went through
their pockets, the robber btanding over
them wit ha pistol The sherdf of Klamath
Gouuty was on board with a prisoner. The
robber appropriated the sheriff's pistol
None of the ladies in the car were molested.
X ring the time the train was held, which
"was an hour and forty-fjve minutes, the
robbers outside kept firing sticks of
flyuamue to intnuidaie the passengers.
After the chief robber had secured his
booty be ordered the engineer to proceed
north.
He then shot out the headlight ,and firing
five additional 6bot6 as a signal to his
companions . disappeared in the darkness.
P. Plotner. a "Western Union lineman.
Who was on the train, had $50 or $G0 in
his pocket, but he talked the robber out of
Be&n&iug him.
MUCH MONEY SECURED.
He describes tle robber who went through
the car as a slender man about six feet
taU. He wore a white silk handkerchief
as a mask, blue overalls, niMl a jumper.
He had a large bag dung over bis f boulder
and oarried a common grain sack in tiis
baud.
His bands were rough and cracked.
He had a deep, course voice which might
be easily recognized if again heard. It was
too dark to sec the other robbers. The
engine was 6o -badly disabled that it took
three hours to reach Riddle's, four miles
distance.
It is estimated that the robbers secured
from $2,000 to $4,000 altogether. One
passenger in the Pullman gave up $400.
Others contributed in amounts ranging from
$80 to $90.
As boon as the cause of the stoppage of the
train was known the passengers began
hidiug money and valuables, throwing
it under peats, in hat racks, and stuffing
boots and shoes, many afterward digging
It up and giving it away at the robbers'
request.
A bridal couple in the day coach were
the flrBt passengers held up. All their
money was taken. Both sat with hands
up for an hour after the robbers left the
car.
Tho country. is very wild and rugged,
and the prospects of the capture of the
bandits are not very favorable.
CITIZENS A HE ENLISTED.
East Washington Association Work
4 us to Save Taylor's Life.
Another step in the appeal from the de
oislon of the courts in the case of Thomas
J. Taylor sentenced to hang on July 26,
for killing his wife, to the higher tribunal
of public opinion was taken last night
In a meeting of citizens of East "Washing
ton at Baum's Hall.
It was found that owing to a mis
understanding the regular meeting of
the East "Washington Citizens' Associ
ation would not bo held. Notice of tho
next meeting of that organization will
be duly given.
Mr. Loring Chappel was chosen chairman
of the meeting, and Mr. Nelson Conrad,
secretary. Upon motion of Mr. George
R. Reitti, Taylor's attorneys Messrs.
Barnett and Niles were invited to present
die facts of the case, showing that there
was certainly no malice on Taylor's
part, that there is doubt whether he in
tended to shoot his wife at all, and that,
an epileptic, he was driven wild by her
immoralities, in which she had become
so brazen that she declared. Just before
he shot her, that Bhe would not forsake
them.
Upon motions of Mr. M. I. "Weller, Mr.
Girouard, and others., the chairman was
directed to appoint a committee of five,
or which he should be ex-officio a mem
ber, to wait upon Attorney General Har
mon and urgo a commutation of tiio sen
tence of Taylor to imprisonment for life.
QUAY THINKS HE'LL, WIN.
Confident of His Ability to Overcome
the Bljr Combine.
Philadelphia, July 2. United States
Senator Quay, accompanied by Scrgeant-at-Arnis
Harrab, of tho State Senate, and
his private secretary, arrived In this city
to-day and took up his quarters at tho
Hotel Metropole, where he expects to con
duct his fight for supremacy in Republican
State politics.
"While confident of ultimate victory, the
Senator is as reticent as usual. He docs
not care to talk about the big fight, but
what he does say 6hows that he believes in
tho final success of hie campaign against
the Magec-Martiu-Porter-Hastings-War-wick
combination.
"I am confident," he said, "that I will
defeat the pcoplo who are fighting against
tue, but I am free to admit that it will re
quire ctilf work to do it."
It is understood that the Senator has
recently canvassed the State from end to
end pretty effectively, and that he has
received encouraging advices from all sec
tions. Klntfo Against Foot.
Willlnm Coates, for assaulting Peter
Brown wjth a knife, was fined $3 in police
court yesterday. It was Bhown that the
mea were contestants in a "very peculiar
duel. There wore stakes and bets on the
tight between the men, Coates with his
knife and Brown his foot.
Capt.ncnry'W.Howgatewassentcncedby
Judge McComas yesterday to eight years at
labor in Albany prison.
He bald, when asked, that he had nothing
to say why sentence should not be passed.
Judge McComas in fixing the term under
each Indictment at four 3 ears for forgery
first and following that with four years for
dishonest accounting, made no comment
further than to say that tho verdict of the
Jury was Just. He referred to the fact
that the Jury had recommended, mercy.
Capt. Howgate was apparently In ex
cellent health aud epitits.aud took the sen
tence very coolly. Miss Ida, who wasathis
side, was apparently very little affected.
Very few persons were preseut.
The motion for arrest of Judgment was
of course overruled. Just proceeding the
passing of sentence. Immediately after
sentence Col. worthington moved for an
appeal and bond waB fixed at $100. Miss
Howgate was accepted as surety.
A stay or the warrant of removal to
Albany till after the court of appeals shall
have acted was also obtained.
JCapt. Howgate will proliably remain at
the Jail here until next November, aeit
is unlikely bail could be allowed.
COMING FROM COLORADO
Denver Convention Elects Delegates
to the Convention "Here,
Resolutions Adopted Urging the Com
plete Formation of a Demo
crat ic Silver Party.
Denver, Col., July 2. Just thirty per
sons were assembled in East Turner Hall
to-day at ten o'clock, the time set for the
Democratic mass convention for the con
sideration of the financial question. Chair
man Frauk Arbuckle, of the State central
committee, who called the meeting at the
request of the committee, was not preseut,
but had sent an address discouraging radi
cal action, to be read by Secretary Olley
New ell.
Organization was effected, with Gen.
Samuel E. Lrwn as chairman and J. H.
McDonald, of "Weld county, as secretary.
A committee on resolutions was selected,
after which the meeting adjryiured till
3 p. m.
The attendance at the afternoon ses
sion was somewhat larger than that of
the morning. Immediately upon reas
sembling the resolution committee made
the following report:
The Democracy of Colorado in mass meet
ing assembled declares:
That it rearfirms its devotion to the
principles or Democracy as expounded by
Jefferson and Jackson, among whichIs
the belief in n honest, stable and sound
currency, the basis of which shall be
silver and gcid, both metals being ad
mitted to the mints for free and unlimited
coinage at a ratio of 10 to 1.
The people of the wholo world are to be
congratulated that in the United States of
America the Democratic party will again
champion Uie cause of the people as
a gainst tiie allied forces of the money power
of t'..s and ot!.. countries, and that it
will never cease to battle for the restora
tion of silver to Its time-honored place as
money.
The Democratic party of Colorado will
never surrender its convictions on this
great issue, but will do battle for the
restoration of silver until the wrong
inflicted upon the people by the destruc
tion of its money function has been righted.
In view of the fact that single gold
standard newspapers in the East have
seized upon the action of the Hepnblican
clubs or this State is justifying the declar
ation that interest in the silver question
is dying out in Colorado, the Democratic
part' of this State emphatically declares
its purpose to stand for the free and un
limited coinage of silver at the ratio of
10 to 1, with or without international
agreement, to the end, and calls ypon every
citizen of the State who regards the silver
question as greater than party alliance
to rally to its standard until Justice shall
prevail.
"Wo lecommend and urge upon the Dem
ocrats of every county and precinct in
tho state the importance of immediate
and effective organization and that at
tho approaching olection of county of
ficials a full ticket be nominated in every
county, which 6hall stand for and rep
resent the principles herein expressed.
Resolved that wc expressly dissent
from the financial policy of the present
administration.
Resolved that we second the call of
the Democracy of the state of Illinois
for a convention of the Democracy of the
nation to put the Democratic party upon
its historic platform of sound monoy,
consisting of tho gold and silver coin
age of the constitution.
Tho resolutions were adopted without
dissent or discussion.
Tho following delegates to the Demo
cratic bimetallic convention to be held
at "Washington, August 1-i, were chosen:
Charles S. Thomas, T. J. O'Donnell,
Alva Adams, John A. Gordon, J. Ernest
Melere, J. Mellis, J. "W. Barnes, E. L.
Coates, Charles 0. Unfug, Thereon Stevens,
A. T. Connell, Joseph Morgan and Adair
"Wilson.
Pollco Court Grist.
In: the police court yesterday Dan Ken
drick, for assault, was fined $25; Richard
Stewart, assault, $5 or firtecn days;
Daniel Price, affray, dismissed; James
Fields, unlicensed bar, dismissed; Ru
dolph Jueuoral, occupying public space,
$25, suspended; "Walter Allen, vagrancy,
$200 or ninety days; Edward Branch,
John Cosey, Crima Crawford, Eliza Gant,
Edward Howard, Daniel Myers, vagrancy,
thirty days in the workhouse.
Ten Burglaries Charged AgainstHim.
Joseph Graham, colored, was sent to
the grand Jury in $1,000 bonds in each 'of
ten cases of burglary and housebreaking
against him, among them being the
against him, among them being the Qulgley
drugstore burglary when he was pursued
by Officers Starling, O'Brien, and Eng
lish, and shots exchanged a few nights
ago; the Sheely robbery, Graham burglary,
and other like crimes.
New Police Court Jury.
A new jury was impaneled in the police
conrt yesterday, consisting of Messrs.
Robert E. Russcl, "William H. Stalee, A.
"W. Brooks, E. J. McLaughlin, Charles J.
McCiiestney, James G. Stake, Charles "W.
Foose, James R. Durlty , Charles N. Larner,
Edward Chase, W. "W. J. Thomas, Michael
M. McCarey, James "W. Harris, John "W.
McMahon, "William T Ferguson and Conrad
Roeben.
Sent to Jnll and Hold in Bonds.
Frank Pear, colored, for the larceny of
$75 aud a coat from the employes of tho
steamer Macalester was sentenced to sixty
dayR in Jail by Judge Miller yesterday and
held in $2,000 for the grand jury..
Too
AN EXPRESS DYNAMITED
Bold Effort to Derail the Cars in
the Hope of Spoils.
Washington Junction on the B. & O.,
Was tho Scene of the -Midnight At
tackNo Arrests Yet Mndo.
One of :he boldest attempts at trnin
wrecking and robbery that has taken
place recently was made about 11:30
o'clock Mondny night a short distance
from "Washington Junction, on the Metro
politan branch of the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad. A desiwrate effort was made
to blow up an east-bound express train
with dynamite, and while the miscreants did
not succeed in murdering any of the train
men or capturing any wealth, thoy did
considerable damage to the cars and the
track.
Car 4G, known as the "money car," was in
the train, and this fact was undoubtedly
known to those who perpetrated tho
outrage. It seems, however, that on
Monday that particular car Is not so
well supplied with money as usual, and
tho robbers would have experienced some
disappointment, even had the explosion
been successful.
The train was traveling very rapidly and
had ncared the bridge iviiirh pr..a nn
JJIg Monncicy, when a terrific explosion
iook piace, senuing splinters of iron and
timber fiyJg through the air, aud almost
bringing it to a standstill. -The englno
was hastily reversed, and the crew
applied the brakes, and the train was
stopped before it could be derailed. Had
it not been for the promptness of the men
a general smashup would undoubtedly have
occurred.
Everyone expected a repetition of the
scenes at the Aquia Creek train robbery,
but something must have occurred to
frighten the robbers nwav. for Mm wno
no effort to rifle the cars. "When the men
baubiieu uienibeives or this a brakeman
was sent to the rear with a warning
signal to prevent other trains from dashing
into the rear of the shattered cars.
The headlight of the engine was scattered
through tho woods, the pilot and other
parts damaged considerably, and several
of the air pipes underneath the cars had
been blowu out. A bout twenty rector track
and earth were torn up.
Repairs were, made as well as possible
and the train was started on and reached
Dickerson station about 1 o'clock yestcrdav
morning. Then it went on a siding to let
the west bound express by, and Train
Dispatcher Carr sent word of the affair
to Supt. Alvey in this city.
Chief Grannan, of the Baltimore and
Ohio detective force, was immediately
notified of the case, and has a thorough
investigation already under way. Some
or his men were sent to the scene or the
explosion yesterday morning, and im
mediately began work on the case.
After a considerable delay the engineer
or the train finally reached this city,
where a detailed report or the affair was
made to Supt. Alvey, and the prow and
train continued on to New York city.
A description of one or (he men who Is
believed to have done the work is in the
hands of the police here. He Is supposed
to have come to this city yesterday after
noon. He is described as nearly six feet
tall, weighsaboutlSOpounds, wearingblack
coat, black trousers, white standing collar,
and white common straw hat with a
black band.
BRAVE FIREMAN WALSH.
By Stopping a Runaway Horse Ho
Prolmbly Prevented Serious Harm.
But for the bravery of Foreman John A.
Walsh, of No. 9 fire engine company, quito
a serious accident might have occurred on
Pennsylvania about 1:30 p. m. yesterday.
A horse attached to one of R. A. Gulden's
wagons ran away on Eleventh street and
dashed around on the crowded avenuo at
breakneck speed. Seeing the imminent
danger or a collision between the confec
tionery wagon and the other vehicles or
pedestrians, Mr. "Walsh ran into the street
and grabbed the maddened animal's reins.
Ho was dragged for some distance, but
finally stopped the horse.
As the animal came to a standrtill the
breathless crowd of spectators, who had
witnessed the fireman's exhibition of
courage, sent forth a cheer which could bo
heard several squares. A warm handshak
ing followed, and the foreman, wiping the
perspiration from his face, made his way
up the avenue.
FIRE OX LAKE ERIE.
But What Wan Biirninc NTobody nns
Found Out.
Erie, Pa., July 2. Fire far out in tho
lake was seen about 7 o'clock to-night and
the alarm was sounded.
The life-saving crew went out six miles
and a tug nearly twelve miles, only to see
tiie fire die down in the direction of Long
Point.
It is impossible to obtain information
from here as to what burned.
The India came in from Buffalo at 9
o'clock, but crew uor passengers saw any
thing. The life-savins crew is of the opinion
that it was a scuttled vessel close to
Long Point-
High for the Law to Reach.
BISMARCK MUCH BETTER
Took Two Hours' Drive in Open
Carriage During Heay Eain.
Earlier Reports From the Prince's
Home ot a More Alarming
Character Contradicted.
numburg, July 2. -The Hnmburgische
correspondent learns from Frederischs-rulio
to-night that Prince Bismarck's condition
has undergone a great Improvement.
Despite a heavy laiii tie took a two hours'
drive to-day in an oppn carriage and ap
peared to be In good health.
Frledrichsruhe, July 2. -Prince Bismarck
is seriously ill and is unable to partake of
food. Count Herbert Bismarck, the ex
chancellor's son, and the other members
of bis family have arrived here.
Tho prince is eighty years old.ind up to
ten days bad been enjoying excellent health.
ROSEBERYlofto DOWN
Liberals, Thou'gh Defeated, Were
Not Discomforted Nor Disgraced,
Ills Experience of Place Without
Power, Ho Declared, Was Purga
tory, If Not a Hell.
London, July 2. Lord Rosebcry in ad
dressing the Eighty Club this evening said
that the Liberals were defeated, but were
not discomforted and not disgraced.
Ho did not pretend to lameuttheirposltion,
for to him there was no comparison be
tween the position of a party united and
facing the constituencies from which alone
it could draw its power, and the position of
a party engaged in the arduous, ir not im
possible task of forcing through a reluctant
House of Commons, with a narrow majority,
measures which it would have to force
across the impassable rampart that faced
all great measures.
He had never tasted the sweets of place
with power, but his experience of place
without power was a purgatory, if not a
hell.
The great feature of the 3ituatiou, ho
said, was the final disappearance of so
called Liberals, who opposed Liberal
measures. The Conservative, party had ab
sorbed the Liberal unionists. Henceforth
there would be only two great parties tho
Tories and Liberals.
RUSSIA FEELS IRRITATED.
Dilntorlnos of the Chinese Interferes
With Negotiations' at Tokto.
(Copyright by James Gordon Beuuett.)
St. Petersburg, July 2( Although the
ultimate acceptance of Russia's proposal
in the matter or the Chinese loan is looked
upon as certain, considerable irritation
is' felt in governments' financial circles at
tho dilatoriness of tho PeKJn government.
The delay is seriously! interfering with the
negotiations with TJjklofpgarding the
evacuation of Chinese territory by the
Japanese troops. .
' The news of the return to powor of Lord
Salisbury has been' recevei .here wiith the
greatest calmness. l. is remarked that as
a rule the reign otthfc Liberals iu England
is a little more fayorale to Russia's
policy than, is that of the Conservatives.
In Uie case of the last cabluet its policy
all through was disjLiuctly Hostile to Russia.
The dct'ectionof England hi the settlement
oE the China-Japanese conflict and the
forcing into prominence of the Armenian
question, caused the worst impression here.
In fact, as a leading member of the foreign
office observed: All our serious diffi
culties witliEnglaudhavebicnunder liberal
ministries."- "
Lord Salisbury's frank' opposition to
Russian interests would therefore make
little or no change in the 'situation.
ED W AUD MAX AND,jTHE BIKE.
" .
He Didn't Return It, But Knocked
His Nose Out of;Jolnt.
Edward Max, fourteen years of age, it
is alleged hired a "Rambler" bicycle from
a firm on Tenth street Monday, and when
tbo time for turuhig in tho machine
rolled around Edward did not.
Instead or giving up the yheel the boy,
it is claimed, thought it would be a good
scheme to ride it to New York, and he
started out the Bladensburg turnpike.
Darkness came oij, but tho boy cyclist
did not shrink from tho ride, and went
all tho faster until ho ran into a forty-root
culvert near Laurel, and besides getting
his chin and forohead gashed and noso
knocked awry, came very near drowning.
Ho and the ,Jjicyclo were, picked up by
a passing gentleman, and Uho boy taken
into Laurel, where he was taken in cus
tody yesterday by Detective Boardman
and brought to this city on tho charge
iOf larceny.
OMAHA'S POLITICAL PLOT
Sensational Details of an Alleged
A, P. A, Scheme.
It Involved the Arrest of tho Mayor,
Chief of Police and Two Pollco
Coinnilh.sloiiers.
Omaha, Neb., July 2. The difficulty be
tween the A. P. A. and the municipal
reform element reached sensation pro
portions this afternoon when the details of
a plot were made public by which Martin
J. "White, the new chief of police, who
was employed in Chicago last week to
reorganize Omaha's police force, was
to bo arrested for impersonating an of
ficer, and Mayor Eeinis, and Police Com
missioners Brown and Beaver for vio
lating tho anti-Pinker'ton ordinance in
employing "White.
The developments have created quite
a political" sensation in the city and in
tensified the feclim: between the A. P. A.
Lfaction and tho municipal reform cle-
l ' " lawr representing the busi
ness clashes of Omaha.
The first intimation that an attempt
wasto bemadeto preveufWhitefromacting
as chier was in the shape or a rumor that
the plotters had arranged with District
Judge Scott, who is reputed to be one
or the leading spirits or the A. P. A., to
release the first persons arrested under
theorderonVhUeonawritofhabeascorpus,
on the allegedground that he had no author
ity to make or order arrests. It was dis
covered that the plan would be ineffective.
Even if Judge Scott should grant the
writs, the chief could still file complaints,
as this was the privilege of every citizen.
The A. P. A. leader finally conceived the
idea ot issuing a warrant for the arrest
of the chief of police for impersonating
an o nicer.
If tho elder could be disposed or Tor
thirty days they expected, through the
operation ot the new law, which, on
August 1, reorganized the board ot fire
and police commissioners in favor of the
A. P. A., thoy would be able to get a
chief of police who was in sympathy with
their purposes, who would assist in making
the police department a sectarian organ
ization, in which the A. P. A. would
swing on tho inner circle. The plot in
eluded the proposed arrest ot Mayor
Betnis and Police Commissioners Brown
Deavcl on the charge of violating the
auti-Pinkerton law.
The papers for tho proposed fight, it
is understood, are ready and liable to be
filed at any moment. An immense meet
ing of all citizens interested was held at
the chamber of commerce. The munici
pal league ridicules the idea that the anti
Pinkerton law has been violated in the
employment of Mr. "White. Mr. White is
an old Chicago pohco officer and was
chief detectivo for the entire Milwaukee
system when employed.
F.ROM ASYLUM TO PRISON".
Train Robber, Recovered From In
sanity, to Finish Ills. Sentence.
Flshkill Lauding, N. Y., July 2. -Oliver
Curtis Perry, the train robber, was trans
ferred from the Mattcawan Insane Asylum
for insane criminals to the Auburn State
prison to-night, Supt. Allison, of the
asylum, having adjudged Perry recovered
from his insanity and ordered his return
to the State prison to finish his beutence
of fifty-nine years.
Perry left here on the 11 o'clock New
York Central train to-night for Auburn in
charge of Supervisor Sam Balls, of the
asylum, and Keeper Patterson, of Auburn
prison. Perry said that he was glad or
the change.
CUBANS MAKE HISTORY.
War Correspondent Taken Prisoner
and Mlstreuted.
Havanna, July 2. The majority or the
Havana aldermen who have just been ap
pointed by Captain-General de Campos be
long to the Union Constitutional party and
are all merchants.
Antonio Quesada is mayor or. the city.
He is a prominent merchant aud is presi
dent or the board of trade. He was elected
last Saturday, defeating Uamon Her
rara, president of the Reformist party.
A band of guerrillas in Manzanillo, on
the farm of Corjo, fired upon an insurgent
party, killing one and wounding three.
The war correspondent of La Luclia has
been taken prisoner by Goulet's baud. He
has arrived at Santiago de Cuba and com
plains of the ill-treatment he received.
Pension Agency Clerks and Salaries.
The work of readjusting and classifying
the forces of the pension offices of the
country has just been completed, with a
view to shortly extending to them the
protection of the civil service laws.
Under the new classification a half
dozen of the principal agencies are given
a chief clerk at S2.400 a year. Other
.clerks in all offices receive from $1,800
down to $G00. The "Washington agency
;gets thirty-two clerks and has a salary list-
or :uu,iuu.
Norfolk, Va., July 2. Chief Engineer
John L. D. Borthwlck, United States
$Navy, of tho U. S. S. Ampbitrito now
lying at Old Point, attempted suicide to
night b ycutting his throat. Borthwlck's
attempt, about which the statements are
meager, owing to distance and the late
n"jss of the hour, was made in his room,
ho having retired early.
Ac about 0:30 o'clock he was discovered
aud word sent to his ship and also to the
navy yard. A launch was dispatched to
the hospital from the latter place and he
was brought in the Amphitrite's launch to
that point, where he was attended by
Assistant Medical Inspector "Weaver.
The wound, while a long one, is not very
very deep and consequently not necessarily
fatal." At latest accounts 2:30 he was
resting easily. No reason is assigned for
the attempt.
Chief Engineer John L. D. Borthwlck,
U. S. N., ra uked thirty-first on the active
list of the Engineer Corps of the Navy and
held the relative rank of lieutenant com
maiider. ne has been In the Navy forthirty
four years, having been appointed third
assistant engineer October S, 1861. He
was born in Pennsylvania, from which
State he received his appointment. He was
promoted to second assistant engineer in
1C3 and first in 18G5, passed assistant
in 1874, and chief engineer in 1885. Hi3
total sea service aggregated twenty-four
years and shore duty seven years.
BEGINNING OF CUBA'S NAVY
Three Torpedo Boats Are Now Be
ing Fitted Out in France.
Built in the United States, But Sent
A way on Acconnt'X President's
Neutrality Proclamation.
Fernandina, Fla., July 2. One of the
Cuban insurgent leaders arrived here from
New York this afternoon. He confirmed
the reports that three torpedo boats are
being fitted out in France
They were built in this country, he says,
but owing to the tone of President Cleve
land's proclamation and the vigorous ac
tionof the State Department, it wasdeemed
wise to send them to France to be fitted
for service. These vessels, he state, will
soon proceed to Cuba, where they will
operate against Havana, in conjunction
with the army, under command of Gomez.
The same Cuban taid there is a general
movement for a simultaneous assault on
Havana. The mayor of Havana is low m
New York and lears that such a move is
contemplated. The facts he announced will
be .disclosed at a meeting in New York
July 10.
A young Georgian, who distinguished
himself in a like expedition to South
America two years aso, will probably be
given chief command of tke torpedo boat.
UNIONISTS FAVORED.
Additional Appointments Under the
N'ew Sulkshury Governnieut.
London, July 2. The Duke of Norfolk,
Unionist, has been appointed postmaster
general, in succession to the Rt. Hon.
Arnold Morley, and Mr. Gerald Wiuiam
Balfour, brother of the Rt. Hon. A. J. Bal
four, and M. P. for Central Leeds, has been
apiointcd chief secretary for Ireland.
The remaining appointments made are
as follows:
The Rt. Hon. Sir John Gorst, M. P.
for Cambridge University and formerly
financial secretary to the treasury, vice
president of the council.
Sir William Hood "Walrond, M. P. for
the Tiverton division of Devonshire, form
erly a lord of the treasury , patronage secre
tary ot the treasury.
Mr. "William Gray McCartney, M. P. for
South Antrim, secretary to the admiralty.
Mr. John Austen Chamberlain, eldest son
ot the Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, and
member or parliament for East "Worcester
shire, civil lord of the admiralty.
The Rt. Hon. Jesse Collings, M. P. for
the Bordesley division of Birmingham,
Radical Unionist, formerly parliamentary
secretary to the local government board,
under secretary for the homo department.
The Earl of Selbourne, more generally
known as the former M. P. for "West Edin
burgh, who, as Viscount "Wollmer, recently
upon the death of his father raised the ques
tion as to whether a peer could sit in the
house ot commons, under-secretary for the
coloni.nl department.
Mr. T "W. Russell, M. P. for South division
ot Tyrone, Liberal Unionist, parliamentary
secretary to the local government board.
Mr. Joseph Powell Williams, M. P. lorthe
South division ot Birmingham, Liberal
Unionist, chairman of theexecutive commit
tee of the National Liberal Union, financial
secretary for the war office.
FIVE MYSTERIOUS MEN
Cnmo From Cuba, But Are
Not
Thought to Be Leaders.
Key "West, Fla., July 2. Three of the
five mysterious cabin passengers who ar
rived Sunday on the British schooner Attic
are Manuel Pino, G. Boljes and J. Martin.
The names of the others could not be
learned. No Cuban leaders are believed
to be among them
The schooner is still in quarantine, the,
local. health authorities awaiting orders
for her disposal from State Health Officer
Porter.
The custom authorities will act in her
case when she is released from quarantine.
JELTED LOVER'S AWFUL DEED.
Blew Up tho House Ills Sweetheart
Lived In Five Persons Hurt.
Lemont, HI., July 2. In Uie village of
Romo .this morning, a house containing
five women wasblowntoatomsbydynamite
placed beneath it by the rejected lover
of one of the women.
Alltheinmateswereinjured.threeperhaps
fatally.
Luke Hoyle and Tim noise, aspired
to the hand otMollie Biers, and whenHoise
was chosen, Hoyle stole enough dynamite
from the drainage canal works to revenge
himself In this manner. Ha was caught at
noon.
Turkey Gives n Soft Answer.
Sofia, Bulgaria, July 2. In reply to
the request of Bulgaria that the porte
should explain the orders issued to the
commander ot the troops at Adrianople,
to act on his own initiative on the Bul
garian frontier; the grand vizier has de
clared that the alleged r,s;ier3 have not
been given and that the report is without
foundation. He adds that Turkey Is ani
mated by the best sentiments toward Bul
garia. Fine Tnhle Claret.
To-Kolon production, which means high
grade, $2.40 per dozen quarts, St .50 per
dozen pints. Rebate on bottle when re
turned to To-Kalon "Wine Co., Old- 14tb st.
When This Became Known the Crowd
Hecnnio Furious Sheriff Was .Noti
fied Not to Remove the Prisoner.
Doors of the Jail Battered In and
Guards Quiekly Overpowered.
Denton, Md., July 2. Marshall E. Price,
the murderer oMittle Sallie Dean, neat
Harmony, this county, was taken from
Uie county jail here to-night by a crowd
of masked mea and hanged to a tree near
the jail.
Price was to have been executed on
Friday, but this morning Sheriff Berry
received a telegram announcing that Gov
Brown, acting on the advice of Attorney
General Poe, had granted a reprieve una
the court of appeals could pass upon tho
case. When this became known this
morning the general discontent which ha
begun to manifest itself as soon as the
appeal proceedings were commenced, broka
Into a storm, and a strong lynching party
was quietly and quickly organized,
JAIL LEFT UNGUARDED.
"When Sherirr Berry this mormngTecelved
official notice of the reprieve he withdrew
the death watch, and the jail, which is a
poorly constructed affair, was left prac
tically unguarded. It could not nave been,
defended against a determined mob
however, except by a strongarmed forep
About ten o'clock to-night a crowd or
strangers begangatherinijmtown.andtheir
presence created a great deal of excitement
among the citizens, who had not retired to
rest. Sheriff Berry was notified, and he
and his deputies gathered at the jail,
determined to defend the prisoner until
the last.
An effort was made to find some avenue
of escape by which Price could be taken
from the reach of the avenging nwb, but
every street leading from the jail was
found to be closely guarded by a strong
force.
A delegation from the lynchers, all
masked, waited upon Sheriff Berry, and
notified him not to attempt to remove
the prisoner. Then it was known that
the attempt at lynching, which had been
rumored for several days would be made,
was near at band.
PRICE TERRIBLY EXC'TED.
Price had been resting quMIy In hit
cell during the early part ot tie evemng
but the sudden and unexpected appear
ance ot the sheriff and nls deputies
warnl birn. that something unusual was
transpiring.
The prisoner becanfe much excited.
Finally one ot the guards tow him or rue
threatening mob abouc tbe Jail, and he
cried out: "For God's sake, lei me uut I
will hide; I will not ritn a,way."
The lynchers completed ttieir arrangp
ments about 11 o'clock, and la a bedy ad
vanced upon the jail, and surrounded it
They demanded the keys from Sheriff
Berry, and when that 01 fleer declined to
give them up, they easily knocked pen tie
door. Once inside, the guards were quick: v
overpowered, and soon Priced cell was
reached.
The prisoner was In a pitiable state of
excitement and fright, at tos eeadltinr
was such that it was an easy matter to
get mm out of the jail. A rope waa'tarown
over bis head, he was harried to a tree
near the jail and strung up without delay
The mob stood around for some time.
watching the dying man swinsEg in the
moonlight, and whenit was known that
he was dead, all departed.
GOV. BROWN'S COMMENT.
Gov. Brown, when informed by the
representative of the Associated Press ot
the lynching of Price, said that he con
sidered it a great misfortune that the
law was not allowed to take its course.
In granting the reprieve, he said, he had
only taken the one course to be pursued.
Exceptions had been filed by Price "3
counsel and these had been sent to the
Court of Appeals. As this was necessary
according to law he could not do other
wise than grant the respite.
He recounted the suggestion made in his
message to the general assembly of In
carcerating in the penitentiary In Balti
more all prisoners under sentence of death.
If the suggestion had been acted upon tho
two lynchmgs which Maryland has beea
the scene of during the past month would
have been averted.
POISONED BY BREAD.
Thirteen Persons Sick n ml Ar-.eniO
Prohahly Caused the Trouble.
"Washington . Ind., July 2. A case of
wholesale poisoning occurred at Hyatt's
Station, a few miles south of this city lasn
night, in which thirteen people were af
fected, three ot whom may not recover,
Thomas Faith, who runs a saw mill and
boards his help, buys bread from a German
neighbor named Inglehart, and every per
son wuo ate the bread last mght becama
violently sick.
Various conjectures are offered concerning;
the poison. The victims all show signs ot
arsenic poisoning. An Investigation is uj
progress and tbegread will beaaalyzed.
ROBBERIES REPORTED.
Police Headquarters Has Received.
Reports of Robberies as Followsr
D. S. Townsend, of No. 1013 H street
northeast, had his room entered and a
pocketbook containing S16 stolen. "Walter
Howard, "Webster Law building, pension
check for $24. Miss A. "Wells, 1322 Four
teenth street northwest, in Baltimore anl
Potomac railway depot, pocketbook con
taining S9.
Found Guilty ot Pool Selling:..
Baltimore, Md., July 2. James F. Mur
ray and "Walter Harley, arrested on the
charge ot conducting a horse racing pool
business, were found guilty to-day of
keeping a placo for the purpose of betting:
upon tho results of horse races other than
upon regular racetracks In this State.
Sentenco was suspended under a, motion
for a new trial.
Mall Robber Arrested In Colombia.
Colon, Colombia, July 2. A. C. Love,
tho American who is wanted at Mobile
On the charge ot robbing tho United States
mails, and for whose arrest a reward of
$200 is offered, has been arrested here
and will be extradited to the United.
States on July 14.
THE "WEATHER TO-DAY.
For District of Columbia and Maryland,
fair; light northerly winds, beeomtog vari
able. For Virginia, fair; northerly winds.
July Fourth.
Colonial Beach July 3 at 7 p. m.; Fourth
of July at 9 a. m., steamer City of
lUchmond.
Grand programme Colonial Beach on
Fourth. Steamer City of Richmond lvve3
"Wednesday at 7 p.m., Thursday at 0 a. m.r
arriving home at 1 1 p. m. Fare, 80c.
To-Kalon Blackberry Cordftl fat. stom
ach disorders, $1 per quart, 'SIS 2Vrs rer
pint. 61-4 I4th at

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