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AN ANARCHIST PLOT.
A SCHEME TO BLOW UP WASH
Startling Nows from the National Capi
tal— II. J. .lason of Chicago, a French*
Canadian Half-Breed, Said to be at the
Head of a Conspiracy to Blow Things
to Kingdom t ome by Meant of an In
fernal Machine to be Exploded by the
To Hlow Up Washington.
Washington,June 19.—An anarchist
plot to blow up the public buildings
in Washington has been discovered
by the district police.
The leader of the anarchists is
H. J. Jaxon, a half-breed French
Canadian who has for years been
closely identified with the Chicago
Anarchists, and whose office has been
located in the Times building in that
For weeks past a house at 1921 Ver
mont avenue in .this city, where the
secret meetings of the anarchists have
been held, has been watched by the
police and a man named De Masters,
known both as doctor and professor,
and an ex-Episcopalian minister, has
attended the meetings and is the in
The formula from which the explo
sives were to be made has been ob
tained, the compound made and
tested. It is the latest hellish device
of the anarchists and explodes from
the heat of the sun, throwing out a
deadly poisonous vapor. No arrests
have been made and the police refuse
to reveal their full information and
have sought to keep the story from
the papers. Knowledge of the plot
became, however, too generally known
to prevent a leak.
Sergeant-at-Arms Bright of the sen
ate was the first to receive any infor
mation. The vice-president was then
informed; also the night watch at the
capitol, and the speaker of the house.
Secretary Carlisle was told of a plot
against the treasury department, and
the president was also informed of
the situation. With the police work
ing steadily od the case for weeks’
past, not enough information has
been obtained upon which certainty
of conviction could be assured, and
for this reason arrests have been
postponed day after day.
•Taxon’s presence in the city was
hinted at in the telegraphic dispatches
before the arrival of Coxey. lie came
here before the commonweal army,
and rode over the route which Coxey
The information which De Masters
brought was that Jaxon had expected
to find no difficulty in organizing a
strong association of Anarchists here,
and that it was also expected that
Anarchists would flock in here from
all directions with the commonweal
ers. Jaxon was disappointed in find
ing the local Anarchists, but on the
day of the commonweal parade reds
came from New York, Philadelphia
and Chicago, and a meeting was held.
A hint of this meeting was given the
police at the time, but the suspects
departed and the fear temporarily
Shortly after this Sergeant-at-Arms
Bright received a letter which was of
such an earnest nature warning him
of a plot to blow up the Capitol and
other public buildings that he de
cided to investigate. It was one of
hundreds of letters that he had re
ceived, but the earnestness manifested
by the writer caused him to make an
investigation. He consulted with
Major Moore, superintendent of the
District police, and the author of the
letter was met per agreement, and
proved to be an ex-preacher, De
Masters, who had been taken in bv
the anarchists. De Masters was put
nnder pay, and instructed to attend
all the meetings. He did so, and
made reports to the chief of police.
Word was finally brought that with
the arrival of Frye's army, now in the
Cumberland valley, there would be an
influx of Anarchists and that the time
for putting the plans into execution
would then be ripe. It was decided
to wait until then before making any
arrests, and in the meanwhile Jaxon
and his followers have obtained in
formation that they were being
Even with the knowledge that the
facts were to be published, the police
last night refused to give out the in
formation in their possession as to the
extent of the plot, or the names of the
men who were associated with Jaxon.
It is settled that eight men met reg
ularly at 1921 Vermont avenue, but
whether this comprised all those in
the plot could not be learned. Jaxon
will be remembered as chief lieuten
ant to Louis Beil, in the half-breed
Sherman's l ong Service.
Washington, June 19. — Senator
Sherman was congratulated by many
of his associates on the floor of the
senate Saturday on the fact that he
had reached a term of service in the
senate equal in length to that of Sen
ator Benton, whose service had here
tofore held first rank in duration,
covering a period from December G,
1321. to March 3, 1851, making twenty
nine years, two months and twenty
Commodore Esibj Passes Away.
Washington, June 19.—Commodore
John W. Easby, United States nary,
retired, is dead, aged 75 years. He
was an inspector of government gun
, boats during the late war and subse
quently became a naval constructor.
During President Garfield’s adminis
tration he was apnointed chief of the
bureau of construction and repair,
navy department, with the rank of
The M., K. & T. trainmen have as
sured the Indian Territory miners
that they will haul no scab coal.
The miners of Cripple Creek have
formed a vigilance committee to rid
the camp of undesirable characters.
The United States government will
not interfere in the case of Kisemen
ski, the Pole who returned to Bussia
and was deported to Siberia.
The report of the government sta
tistician of the agricultural depart
ment for June shows the peach and
apple crop to be in extremely poor
ACTRESSES ON WHEELS.
Parisian Women of the Stage Indulge In
a Ten Mile Pace.
Pahis, June 19.—The bicycle race of
actresses tool: place in the Bois de
There were sixteen starters, dressed
in tight-fitting jerseys or blouse
waists, snug knickerbockers and
black stockings. Some of the best
wheelmen in France devoted their
efforts towards bringing their respec
tive favorites through first by means
of systematic pacing. Each of the
girls was surrounded by a corps of
obsequious followers on cycles, with
advance couriers shouting at people
to keep the track clear. There were
one or two cases of broken tires and
one tumble over a boy with a dojj
cart, but otherwise there was no acci
dents. The distance was ten miles.
Mile. Blanche Dupre of the opera
pedaled her bike over the ten miles in
23.14, defeating her fifteen com
petitors by a very safe margin. The
second rider to finish was Mile.
Solange of the Menus-Plaisirs, her
time being within one minute of that
of the winner. The Gaiety theater
came next on the scene with Mile.
Alise Bertin as its champion.
THE AGONY NEARLY OVER.
It li Thought the Tariff Hill Will rasa
the Senate This Week.
Washington, June 19. — Senator
Harris said when the senate adjourned
Saturday that the tariff bill would
puss the senate by Saturday, and
when Senator Aldrich the leader of
the opposition to the bill, was asked
what he thought of Mr. Harris’ pre
diction, he expressed the opinion that
it would not be entirely realized. It
would come near it.
“I think,” he said, “that by next
Saturday night we shall be on the fag
end of the bill.”
Both declined to state whether
there had been any negotiations for
an agreement as to the time for the
final rote between the leaders on the
respective sides of the chamber. It is
known, however, that the sitnatio n
has been canvassed more or less in the
numerous conferences which have
taken place between Senators Cock
rell. Harris and Jones on the Demo
cratic side and Senators Aldrich and
Allison on the Republican.
SUICIDE BEFORE A MOB.
A Louisiana Tiro Hug Hangs Himself
V. itSi the Assent of Vigilantes.
Little Rock, Ark., June 19.—Far
six months past incendiary fires had
been of almost nightly occurrence in
Monroe, La. Last Wednesday night
fire, was discovered in the vicinity.
Half the town turned out and the
flames were easily extinguished.
Bloodhounds were brought to the
scene and soon struck the trail, which
led them to the house of a white man
named £jay, a former private night
watchman. He was arrested and
confessed, stating that he burned the
houses to get even with the people
for discharging him.
On the way to jail, Day said he j
wished to die, and asked permission
to hang himself. The ■ request was i
granted, and Day deliberately fast- I
ened a rope to a limb of a tree, tied
the noose around his neck and jumped [
off. He was allowed to hang until j
life was extinct.
BRECKINRIDGE WILL NOT ACT.
The Kentuckian Concludes >'ot to At
tempt to Kun the Deficiency Hill.
Washington, June 18.—Breekin- j
ridge of Kentucky, reported the de- j
fieiency bill to the house to-day from
the committee on appropriations, hut
the fact that it has at length been
definitely determined that he shall
not manage it on the floor deprives
his action of important significance.
He is said to have determined that
his candidacy will make such demands
upon him as will not enable him to
attend to the bill. If he holds to this
the threatened sensation will be ]
Another Coxey Demonstration Proposed.
Philadelphia, June 19. —C. T.
McKee, Christopher Columbus Jones’
commissary, has opened headquarters
in Moore's hall for the purpose of re
cruiting another commonweal army,
to start to Washington June 25 to
take part in a proposed demonstra
tion July 4. Coxey has been invited
to come to this city and address a
mass meeting of commonwealers next
Sale of Oleomargarine.
Washington, June 19.—The treas
ury officials are in almost daily re
ceipt of information showing the law
of August 2, 1880, as to the sale of
oleomargarine, is being violated in all
parts of the country. These viola
tions consist principally in selling
oleomargarine at retail in packages
not properly marked and branded,
and offering it for sale after it had
been removed from the original
stamped packages. Steps are being
taken to punish every violation of
this act that they may discover.
A Texas Minister Disappears.
Denton, Texas. June 19.—Elder
Charles Baker, pastor of the Christian
church here, left last Thursday morn
ing for Tioga, on business, promising
to be back on the afternoon of the
same day. He has never been seen or
heard of since. He was married
three weeks ago to Miss Carrie Dun
bar, a member of his church.
Another of the Dalton Gang; Killed.
Wichita, Kan.. June 19.—John
Ward, member of the Dalton gang,
was shot and killed yesterday morn
ing at Bear creek, near Lunear, Ok.,
by Deputy United States Marshal
Tom Covington. Ward made a hard
fight, and when he died ten empty
shells were found at his feet
The Ottawa Assembly Opened.
Ottawa, Kan., June 19.—The six
teenth annual Ottawa Chautauqua
opened this afternoon despite the
heavy rain of this morning. The
management and leading instructors
of training department organized
their classes. The formal opening
exercises were held at 8 o’clock this
Swallowed Poison Before His Family.
St. Joseph, Mo., June 19.—George
Parker, a farmer living near Tarkio,
committed suicide in the presence of
his family yesterday by swallowing a
dose of rat poison.
MR. QUAY SAYS HE BOUGHT
More than that He Says He Would Do So
Again — Senator Ransom's Son Also
Took a Hand in Speculation—A Large
Number of Senators Called Before the
Investigating Committee—Other Late
Washington News of General Interest.
Speculated in Sugar.
Washington, June 18.—Senator
Quay was before the sugar trust com
mittee just before 3 o’clock. He
boldly told the committee that he
had bought sugar stock for specula
tion and that he would do so again.
When Senator Ransom appeared be
fore the senate sugar trust investiga
tion committee to-day, he was asked,
as were other senators who had been
before the committee, the following
question by Senator Lodge: “Has
any member of your family or any
person in your employ or any clerk
employed under the laws of the United
States in your service, been to your
knowledge, interested in any of the
ways indicated in any of the preced
ing questions in any transactions in
sugar stocks or certificates during the
Mr. Ransom said that Thursday
night he had been visited at his home
by Mr. Howland, correspondent of
the New York Press, who asked him
substantially the same question as
had been put to him by the commit
tee. lie had made an explicit denial,
whereupon Mr. Howland informed
him that a brokerage firm in this city
—Silsbee & Co.—had an entry in their
books which indicated that the sena
tor had speculated in sugar stocks
during the period of the tariff debate.
* “Mr. Howland,” continued Mr.
Ransom, “asked me if I knew any
other person by the name of Ransom
in the city. I told him I knew of but
one person in the city by the name of
Ransom and that was my son George
who was my clerk. He asked me
where he was and I said he was in the
parlor and I would step in and bring
him in. I was perhaps more cautious
than the occasion required and I said
to Mr. Howland that I would thank
him to come with me to
the door so that he could see no com
munication should take place between
me and my son. I went to the parlor
door where George was and beeitoned
him to come in. I did not speak to
him or see him between the parlor
and my room, and when he got in my
room I asked the gentlemen to state
their business to him. and told my
son whatever the matter was to teii
the truth about it.”
“My son,” Mr. Ransom went on,
“stated that he had bought some
sugar stock on the 17th or ISth of
April. He put up a margin of 510
which he paid the broker on sugar
stock. He said on the same day he
put up a margin of S?5 on cotton. He
said he lost on cotton and made 510
on the sugar and that after that he
repeated the same bet on sugar, but
not on cotton, and I think he lost the
second. He then stated that he and
Captain Barnes, a messenger here at
the commerce committee room, after
that on two occasions bought 510
worth of sugar stock. They went in
together. 1 asked the correspondent
to examine my son as fully as he
pleased and examine Captain Barnes,
Mr. Rgsom proceeded to relate that
about two weeks ago Captain Barnes
had come to him to tell him that a
friend had informed him that he (the
senator) had been speculating in
sugar. The senator denied the story
and sent Barnes to investigate it
The latter returned with the assur
ance that there was no basis for the
The senator had told the corre
spondent Howland about this incident
withholding the name of Barnes’ in
formant which had been communi
cated to him in confidence.
Senator Ransom advised the com
mittee to examine Mr. Barnes and
see if his story did not correspond
with what had just been stated to the
The senators examined up to this
morning were Messrs. Lodge, Gray,
Allen, Lindsay and Davis, members of
the investigating committee, and A!
drich, Allison, Bate, Berry, Black
burn, Blanchard, Brice. Call, Camden,
Carey. Chandler, Cockrell, Coke, Cul
lom, Daniel, Davis, Dixon, Dolph, Du
bois, Faulkner, Frye, Gallinger,
George, Gibson, Hale, Hansbrough,
Harris, Hawley, Higgins, Hill, Hoar
All denied having had any dealings
in sugar stocks or any knowledge of
UNCLE SAM’S FINANCES.
Estimated Results of Treasury Opera
tions for the Year.
Washington, June 18.—As the end
of the fiscal year is only fifteen days
distant, treasury officials are able to
give a fairly accurate estimate of the
net results of the treasury’s opera
tions for the year. Up to this time
the receipts aggregate $282,204,721,
and the disbursements $356,197,337,
leaving a deficit for the eleven and a
half months of $74,992,616.
It is thought by the officials that
the deficit for the year will not be
materially greater than it is now, and
that S“4,500,000 will probably more
than cover it, even should the customs
receipts continue to decline,and those
from internal revenue remain as dur
ing the last fortnight. While the
cash balance yesterday reached $115,
095,282, and the gold balance $67,304,
972—the lowest point since the Jan
uary bond issue—the situation is caus
ing but little uneasiness at the treas
No Indian Warehoaio for Chicago.
Washington, June 18.—Chicago lost
the Indian supply house in the house
to-day. Mr. O'Neill of Massachusetts,
in the chair, on motion of Mr. Strauss
of New York ruling that the proposed
removal of the warehouse from New
York to Chicago was new legislation
and on its face did not reduce appre
Agricultural College Dedicated.
Guthrie, Ok., June 18.—The new
$20,000 building of the Territorial Ag
ricultural college at Stillwater was
dedicated yesterday, ex-Chief Justice
E. B. Green delivering the address.
Ex-Congressman Tom Paj'iie Takes Tlis
Washington, June 18.—In a fit of
despondency resulting from loDg and
incurable illness and depressed by a
sudden and violent attack of danger
ous symptoms, Thomas M. Bayne, for
seven terms representative of the
Allegheny district in congress, at
10:15 o-clock this morning forestalled
the end by sending a bullet through
his head and killed himself instantly.
At the time he was alone with the
servants in his handsome and luxuri
ous home at 1613 Massachusetts ave
nue, in the most ultra-fashionable
part of the city, his wife being tern- j
porarily absent in Philadelphia.
He had been ill for a long time and
indeed it was his ill health which
caused him to resign his labors in
congress where he had earned a repu
tation as a clever, vigorous debater
and an expert on the complexities of
the metal schedule of tariff bills.
About eighteen months ago he was
induced to take a voyage around the
world and when he returned last
July it appeared that he had improved
very much. This gain was hut tem
porary, however, and he suffered
greatly from fits of depression conse
quent upon the mutations of his
disease which was consumption. Re
cently he had failed so that it be
came necessary to have a trained
nurse constantly with him.
About 6 o’clock this morning Mr.
Bayne called the nurse and said ho
was suffering, having just had a hem
orrhage which had covered his breast
with blood. The nurse did every
thing in her power to make him com
fortable, but at 10:15 o'clock when she
was absent from the sick room for a
moment a shot rang' out. She rushed
hack to find him lying unconscious
With a revolver beside him and a
ghastly hole in his right temple.
Medical help was speedily sum
moned and Dr. Sowers responded but
when he reached the bedside. Mr.
Bayne had breathed his last. Coro
ner Woodward, who had also been
called, soon appeared and decided
that the facts were so evident inquest
was unnecessary. lie therefore gave
the necessary certificate of death self
The news of the sad event spread
rapidly and the Pennsylvania delega- i
tion in congress being notified. W. A. !
Stone, Mr. Bayne’s successor in con
gress, came to the house and took
charge of affairs, summoning an un
dertaker and addressing a telegram
to Mrs. Bayne in Philadelphia.
Mr. Bayne was one of the best
known Republican politicians in Penn
sylvania and was on the ways and
means committee in the last congress.
He declined to run again for this con
gress on account of iil health, and had
since been out of active politics. He
belonged to the branch of the party of
which Senator Quay is the head.
A SILVER PLATFORM.
Ilouse Democrats Formulate One for the
Endorsement of Conventions.
Washington. June IS,—A platform
has been unofficially agreed upon by
a number of Democratic silver mem
bers of the house of representatives
as expressive of their views and as
likely to commend itself to congres
sional conventions as concisely stat
ing the silver, tariff and other issues.
The purpose is to have conventions
adopt uniform planks on these sub
jects. The platform is as follows:
“We are in favor of tariff for rev
enue only, and indorse the Wilson bill
as it passed the house as the nearest
approach to such a tariff attainable at
“We are in favor of the income tax
as a permanent part of our fiscal sys- ;
tem. and welcome it as a step toward
the restoration of equality in taxation. I
“We are in favor of the immediate ’
restoration of the free and unlimited ;
coinage of silver at the present ratio, '■
without waiting for the aid orcon_jnt
of any other nation on earth.
“We believe that all paper money
should be issued by the general gov
ernment, and should be made a full
legal tender for all debts, public and
private, and that hereafter no con
tracts for a particular kind of money
should be permitted.
“We are in favor of the election of
United States senators by a direct
vote of the people.”
WORKING ON WOOL CLAUSES.
The Senate Begins Active Consideration
of the Schedule—Vest on Shoddy.
Washington, June 13.—After the
close vote in the senate yesterday
afternoon on the Peffer amendment
to put low duties on wool, Mr. Sher
man offered an amendment, which
was defeated, t9*to 34, and Mr. Peffer
one to place all woolen manufactures
on the free list. This was taken up
when the senate met to-day and at
once voted upon. It was defeated—3
to 4G. The three Populists, Allen,
Kyle and Peffer, alone voting in
favor of it. Mr. Hansbrough an
nounced that he would have voted
“aye” had he not been paired.
The senate then plunged into the
actual consideration of the woolen
schedule. The first paragraph (273) ,
placed a duty of 15 per cent on wool
and hair in the form of stubbing,
waste, mungo shoddy, corded waste,
carbonized noils and wool in the form
cf roving, roping or tops in the follow
ing paragraphs dutiable at 15 per cent.
Mr. Vest explained that the finance
committee had been moved to place a
duty on shoddy and waste in order to
exclude them from the country. One
of the purposes of placing wool on the
free list was to discourage the manu
facture of shoddy. Under the McKin
ley act the manufacture of shoddy
had doubled. Last year it had reached
A Dalton Gang Member Confesses.
Perry, Ok., June Is.—J. E. Sanford,
alias “Bitter Creek,” on trial here for
horse stealing, has confessed that he
is a member of the noted Dalton
gang. He was arrested near this
place two months ago after a hard
The Anti-Options BUI Next.
Washington. June 18.—Mr. Hatch
of Missouri announced to-day that he
would call up the anti-options bill
Monday. He expressed confidence
that it would receive prompt atten
tion and that it would pass by a large
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