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WASHINGTON, D. C THURSDAY EVENING, VEJJHUARY 13, 1390.
IMUCE TWO GENTS.
JtJL JL JLC.
HEWS OP THE WORLD IN BRIEF.
Michntl lane, while drunk, tiled to cut
his tin cm t lust night, but tlio Unlfo was too
'I lie hottllng-worlcs nt.W I'.lovcntli otreot
uo slightly (lnningcd liy lire, caused liy
in overheated plpo, Inst nlglit.
.tunics M. Watson, charged Willi forging
J)r. A, V. Pardon's name to several checks,
lius been hold lor tlio grand Jury.
An unknown colored man dropped un
conscious In a strcct-cnr last nlglit, and
died aB bo was taken Into tho Emergency
'I lint Nationalism lias attained a foot
hold In this tlly was attested by the pros
enco of nearly n Iiuudrcd persons nt Ilia
Intiqtitt last nlglit.
The principal toast of tho evening at tho
banquet of tho I.oyal Legion last night
wns "The Memory of Abraham Lincoln,'
m.d was responded to by .fustlco I'lold.
Y.x Minister Astwood has written Con
picfman (irlmes, expostulating with hlui
for his action In leaving tho dining-room at
the Illcgs Houso eo abruptly on learning
that Astwood was colored.
Ccueral Morgan has been confirmed as
Commissioner of Indian AITalrs byuvoto
of 2S to 10.
lieprcscutatlvo Lodge has prepared a bill
trnusfeirlng tho Itocnuc Marino Scrvlco to
tlio Navy Department.
Tlio Internal revenue collections from
July 1 to DccemborOl were JO'J.OTT.S'B, an
Increasoot ",707.207 over tho correspond
ing pel loci a year bofoic.
Senator Harbour has Introduced n bill In
i 01 poratltig tho Falls Church and l'otom ic
liallroad Company. It gtvos tho right to
enter Oeoigctowii by tho Aqueduct Urtdgc.
Commander Folgcr has been conflnnpil
as Chief of tho Uureau of Ordiiauco, Navy
Department, llttlo attention bulng given to
tlio charges against Mm. Marshal It-ams-tlell
of tho District has ulso been conrirmud
Tho colnogo of the United States mints Is
being assayed at l'blladclphla.
The Amcitcan Nowspifpor Publishers' As
sociation Is In session In New York.
Tarwell's big storo In Chicago was dam
aged by flio this morning to the extent of
Tho City of Paris has arrived from
Quecnstow n, making tho passage In sit days
mid four hours.
Uaac Sawtclle was arrested In Portland,
Me., this morning, BUspectcd of muraerlng
bis brother Horace.
llev. Dr. 11. L. Burtscll has been depose.l
from tho pastorate of tho Catholic Church
of tho Kplphany, New York.
A collision on tho Alabama and Groat
Southern Hallway, In Alabama, killed an
engineer and Injured a dozen passengers.
Kmma Abbott piovcntcd a panic, caused
by a ciy of (Ire, at tho Itlchmond Academy
ni .music lasi nigut uy conuuuiug to sing.
The Iowa Legislative Republican caucus
has icjeeted tho Democratic proposition of
compiomlso, and tho deadlock on organisa
r.x-l'resldent Grover Cleveland, on being
Inten lowed on ballot, clvll-scrvlco ami tarllt
icfoim, cxpitsscd his views vigorously In
Miss Annie Llllgc. daughter of liaroness
on Ltiidcmun, has been married to 1'au
llnutn, a waltcratthofashlouablo Duqucsue
Viofessor Louis Hast, tho most popula
musician In Louisville, Ky., walked Into a
cutlery shop and picked up a nuor and cut
Ids tlu'oat from car to car.
Tlilitv laborers and an engineer and crew
v ere killed by tho explosion of an engine
this morning twenty-eight miles from Pitts
burg. Tiancls L. Duffy, a New York newspaper
ndveitUIng solicitor, has sued Potter Pal
mer for frlH.OOO damages for loss of his
0ereoat, which was stolen from a peg in
the Palmer llouso billiard-room.
At tho thirteenth blcnnlul Congress or tho
Satloual Trotting Association, in llulTilo,
tho paitles In tho Alcryon-Nolson ruliug-off
case wcro suspended from privileges until
they withdraw their legal Injunction and
Manager llarnlc has given his approval
to the admission of tho Hartford Club to
the Atlantic Association Leacue. Thn clubs
now In tho Leaguo aro 1'iovldcnce, Worces
ter, Hartford, Jersey City, Nowark, Wil
mington and Baltimore.
Tho bigamous marriage of Douglass
Giccn, of (irccn it Datcman, to Mrs. Alico
Suell McCrea, daughter of tho lato Amos J.
Snell, the Chicago mlllloualic, at Hampton,
Va., has created a sensation, and ho has
been expelled from tho firm.
The Pcnnsjlvanla Encampment, 0. A. 1!.,
has adopted a resolution aslvlug the Gov
ernment to prohibit tho crccllou of Confel
ciate monuments on the Gettysburg battle
Held, adding that theio could bo no ob
jection to maiklng the lines held by the
T ho Corinth Caual Company has dissolved
The Stato Council will meet at Uerlln on
Filday to consider labor grievances Em
iuor William will preside.
A meeting of tho young Czechs will bo
held at Pracuo on February "0 to recelvo
the icporto"f tho conclllatoiy conference.
Tho oldest son of Loul I'othschlld began
business as a stock broker this week. Ho
received an ovation when ho appoared on
The Chamber of Deputies at Bucharest,
liyu majority of one, has rejected the propo
rtion for the impeachment of M, lli.itlano,
the former Premier.
Sirs. Humphry Ward's now book Is ready
for tlio publisher. A successful mechanic
tiles many kinds of ltfo and phases of
thought, and then settles down In tho
lturlal permits have been Issued by tho
Health Ofllccr for tho past twontj-four
hours as follows:
John McCarthy, 53 years; John Neville,
55 years; William C. Smoot, !10 jears and d
months; James Dillon, 00 jears; Luko
Adams, !i months; John Mamillo, 57 years
and 7 months; Joseph T. JlcCounlck, 21
jcais;Mary Angela Von Gcrolt, 45 years, 6
mouths and 4 days; Charles G. Von Tagon,
Sircars,!) months and 2.1 days; Charlotte
K. Denham, 20 years and 11 months; Susan
Jotcplilno lllttenger, 03 jears, 8 months
nnd 2 dajs; Hulda 8. Francis, 70 years.
colored Harriett umiicn, vi years; uuas.
Toiney, bOyears; CarollnoSandors, 2S years;
Mary Wormlcy, 2 dajs; Johu Thompson,
87 cars; lloso Queen, 43 jears; Mary J.
Jackson, 3 dave; Sidney McFarland, 53
jeais; Samuel lllrd, 45 years; Mattlo John
son, 2 years.
Xutloiml leiuiioruuco Socloty,
At tho public meeting to bo held to
nioriow ( I riday) evening nt Metropolitan
M. F. Church Senator II. W. lllnlrot Now
Hampshire will preside. Mrs. J. F.llcu
Foster of Iowa and Hon. J, D, Taylor of
Ohio will speak. Other able speakers will
I'd present. Tho principal topic for discus
sion will bo tho desirability of a national
(ommlsslou of inquiry Into the lesulu of
the liquor trafllc and liquor legislation.
Cull up telcphouo No. 251-2 nnd order
Tin: Cut no delivered to you for 35 cents a
Ocean Klemimlill'3 AriUoil,
At lloston Iioman, ftoin Liverpool
At Southampton Ttavc,froiu New York,
mill piocceded for Hrcuicii.
At New Yoik Stato of Nebiaska, from
t dhitgowState of Indiana, fiom Now
(Jimllty Will Tell.
Of 2, 151,50 1 cases of e hampagno Imported
iluilng tlio past ten jeais, comprising 20
Iiiaml8,ovcrouo-fourthwas "(i. II. Mumm's
Kxtia Dry," vhlch, duilugtho same period,
v as o er 200,000 casi-s In cccss of auy other
1 nnd .
You can order Till'. Ciiitig by postalcard.
It will be sent to jour address every oven,
lug for US cents.
WHAT CONGRESS SAYS
Of the "Giant Octopus," tho New
LOTTERIES ARE INSIDIOUS PESTS.
Mombovs Indorse "The
Fight for the Iiaw.
Other I'm r tlio l.uiilttnnit (Juuitmny
nnd Lotteries In (lonural. tVltlle
.Hiorut Aro Non-Cniiitnlttiil Mr.
JIppiIi us (jpentcer, IIns no Opinion.
Tin; C'ihtk yesterday undertook the
task of learning the sentiment of Con
gicsson the lottery iucstlon. It has
been asserted lit mnny quarters that tho
Louisiana Lottery Company hns excited
n gicat intluonco mi this body, nnd tho
tenor of ninny of iho IntctViows hero
piintcil shows Unit It continues to hold
llint Influence with rertnln incinbcr3.
The niL'i c fact of the fnllttro of the
ninny bills which wcio alined ut this
company to even bo considered gave
liselolhc suspicion tliHt nil was not
rijiht. If they lia-1 thy slightest Idc.i
of the great inllticiico wielded by this
company, which lm- inaunged to live
in spile of tho laws pacd ngalnst it.
they vould not suspect hut would
know that something was radically
Fortunately, however, there aro n
number of Congicssmun who aro strictly
opposed to it nnd who will support nuy
nicnsme that will kill Us evil business.
They will ho found hero with others
who cither openly favor the lottery or
else tako lefugo behind the excuse that
they linvc not consldcied the question
of suppressing It altogether.
SuNAiou 11 ATii of Tennessee would
not he quoted on the subject of lotleiy
legislation until ho had lime to look
further into the matter.
SnxATon Hi: uiax of Teens had not
studied the question ns to Congressional
legislation regmding lotteries, hut said
vigoiously: '"Lottciics are dcmornl
iing, tho same ns any other species of
gambling, and should bceindicaled."
SrKAKint ltr.r.n As Speaker I cannot
express an opinion. Please don't s.iy
you asked me.
3X- BfKVKnu CAiti.isi.i: said that he
was in favor of sujiprcsslng lotteries, hut
that Cougress could ouly lccisiiito
against them in tho District of Columbia
nnd in the Tctrltorlcs. The States alone
have power to suppress lotteiies within
Hamilton Uoj,i:mvn of New Oilcans
is one of the now meinbets of tho
Home. The dlstilct he lepiesents has
the lnigest white mnioiity in Louis
ianu, and it sent Jlr. Coleman to Con
gress ns a Ilc-mbllcm The llepie
seutalive fiom the 'I'eliean State cv-ius-rd
himself t6 Tin: Chitio as not
by :inv means opposed to lotteiies on
geneinl piineiples. He said he had
ncvci had any leason to believe that
the Louisiana State Lottery was con
ducted on anything but a square and
fair plan. Politically, Air. Coloman Is,
however, opposed to one of the Louis
iana lotleiy magnates cx-Govcinor
"I have one big light on hand," said
Cnngicssmnn Coleman, "nnd don't caic
to double up on another just now; hut
you enn put mo on iccoid as saying
that I am opposing tiie continuation of
cx-Govcinor Wannouth of Louisiana
ns collector of tho noit of Now Orleans.
It has been chniged against him that
he is a champion of tho lottery scheme;
but that, of course, is not what inllu
enecs nie in opposing him.
"So far ns breaking tho law is con
cerned, I think most of the opponent?
ol the lottciy might find room for re
form near their own doors. For in
stance, it is against the law to sell
whisky in the Capitol, hut do you sup
ioo you would have any dlfllcnlty
about getting some good sour mash if
you went down to the bar and asked
for it 1 No; the fact of tho matter Is
that public sentiment is with tlio lot
tery, ami no law can bo piopcrly en
forced if the public nie not insvmpathy
Hr.Nitv II. Dinoiiam of Pennsyl
vania, chaii man of tho House Commit
tee on Postolllccs nnd Post-Hoids, said
that his committee had not yet consld
cied the ISinghnm Lottery bill. There
weic foily or fifty nntl-lo'tlery hills bo
foic the committee, nnd they would
each be taken up iu tuin.
Hkniiv II. C.MiT.r.roN. Athens, Ga
cxpitsscd himself ns opposed to lot
teiies and jiambliiijr schemes of every
dcsciiption; hut so far as the Louisiana
Lottery scheme iu particular was con
cerned, ho was not prenaied to cpiess
an opinion, became he had given lis
opcintions no study.
John .1, llnui'itiM. of South Caro
lina is deeply intciestcd in the affair? of
the Histiiet of Columbia. Ho was
chnliman of the Houso Committee on
the Distiict of Columbia In the last
Congress, nnd is a prominent member
of the committee now. lie cxpicssed
the opinion that the lottery was nsouico
of evil to tho cltlcnsof tho Dlstilct
nnd should bo suppressed, and any plnu
of constitutional legislation to accom
plish this end would command his
"V. T). llv.Nt'M of Indiana has the
lcputatlon of being a man v ho enter
tain rigorous opinions, emcsscs them
fenilossiy, and, as one of his colleaguos
remarked, admtilngly. recently, "isn't
nfinid of the doill" His opposition to
the lottciy may bo summed up In these
lew wonts, his own: "if tlicre i? no
other way to stamp out the lottery I
would suppoit a constitutional amend
ment, which 1 believe would cany
with a nish and foicvcr cnish this
David It. IlKMir.usoN of Iowa was not
pieparcd to give mi opinion, ns it was u
question to which ho had not given any
J. A. Ficki.ku of South Dakota,
soldier, pioneer nnd a fearless, vigorous
outspoken Westerner, representing a
piohibition State, had on oplolon and
uttered it ficely and with a hearty
warmth of cxpicssion. "I am unaltcia
bly opposed to tho lottery. It is do
nioi allying to any people who tolerate it
or engage in it. To pationl-ze a lottery
is seeking to get something for nothing.
It takes money fiom people who heeouio
euanioied of tho glittering gambling
schema and who arc tho very people, as
n nile, who cannot really sparo the
nioucy which they thus throw away.
1 would liko to seett utterly wiped out
of cxlstcnco and would favor the most
vigorous legislation which would ac
Thomas 0. McTJ.u: of Arkansas Is
another man who doesn't hesltato to
express nn opinion, but, lawyer-like,
he wants to ho sine of his position be
foio ho assumes It. He was outspoken
iu his denunciation of the lottery, but
questioned the constitutional power of
Congress to suppress it. Ho thinks tho
lcmedy of tho evil Is time. Tho com
pnny's chatter evplrc lu 'fl'J, and ho
thinks no other Stale will lcncw 1), in
public opinion is lnmpant against It,
W. C. P. lliir:ciUNmi)(ii:, tho well
known Ivcnlucklan.wiis not nwuo lint
any legislation relating to jottciici was
pending In Congress. "I am not
familiar with tho question nt all and
know nothing of tho Dakota business,
bill I do not favor lollctles, and am
opposed to any legislation which legil
lcs their existence."
Chali:s II. OnieoN of Maryland, In
answer to Tin: Cuixio's query, le
lnnikcd: "I ically have never given
the matter any thought. I never
bought or owned a lottery ticket In my
life. I would not liko to ovprcss an
opinion until I have studied the ques
tion, and I will do this nnd then give
jott my -lcws with pleasure."
It. P. Hlaxu of Mlssotul said he
was in favor of legislation that would
lead to tho suppression of lotteries, nio
viding It could bo enacted constitution
ally, nnd would not nITect other people
nnd other Interests. "They me en
deavoiing in the Houso now, said he,
"to suppress filibustering, nnd 'hey nie
suppiessiug everything ulse. You can
say I am opposed to lotteries. '
llr.XTos atcMu.i.AK and V. A.
Pikiici:, representatives from Tennes
see, were nrm In arm when Tin: dime
leporter met Hum. "I am In favor of
any legislation," said Mr. McMillan,
which can be constitutionally adopted
by wiii:l: tne evils of lotteiies may be
cindicatcd. I hac not examined the
matter, nnd do not know just how far
Congicss could go. The States can
suppress the business, but, I repp it,
any constitutional legislation to sup
piess It would lecclvc my support. I
would not ovci ride tho Constitution to
pass any law."
"I nm opposed tc lotteries in every
shape and loim," .aid Mr. Plcice vig
oiously, "and would hcaitily favor any
legislation that would blot them out.
Of course, I mean in nccotdance with
Chauli:sO'Ni:ill of Pcnnsylv.intn
said that ho had given no attention to the
subject nnd therefore must be excused
from expicing any opinion as to the
best method of suppiessiug the lottery.
ALritni) C. IIaiimi'.k of Pennsylvania
stated that he had not considered the
lottciy question and had no views to
give on it.
Jonathan II. Hon nix, Illinois,
chainnan of the Home Committee on
Elections The day of legalized gam
blinsr is past. In intelligent communi
ties it shocked the moral cense of the
people, nnd the time is near at hand
when a lightcous public will wipe the
lottciy out of existence.
Mr. Howell fuither said he did not
think Congicss could reach the lottery
by passing a law prohibiting the use of
tho mails, because it would not do to
violate the piivncy ol tho letter, which
is assured every individual. In Illi
nois, Sir. Howell said, theio was n law
nhlcli liaa proved eltcetlve. In com
menting on the pioposition to give a
charter to the lottery company iu North
Dakota, Mr. Howell said he thought
tho Legislature coquetted with tho idea
because of the haul times and tho be
lief that it would be an easy way to fill
the State treasmy and thereby icllevc
the people of some taxation, ilut when
the moral sentiment of the people be
came moused it killed the scheme.
Maim? II. Di;nnt,ix, Minnesota I
nm not in tho habit of talking with
newspaper men on legislative mcasuio?
that mo not bcfoiu Congicss, and you
appioach me on the lottciy question,
which, so far as I know, has not been
bi ought up yet.
"lint, Jlr. Dunuell." sildTiir. dime
lcpoiter, "you come fiom n Stato that
adjoins Dakota, and, of course, you
know what tho feeling theio Is."
"1 have no hesitancy in saying that
Minnesota, or my constituency, will op
poso any lollci v scheme, and "to that ex
tent I nin fiee in expressing myself."
"How about tlio uso of the malls for
futhcinnceof the Louisiana Lottciy iob
beiyV" asked the repot ter.
"That's a rathei complicated ques
tion," said Mr. Dunncll. "I can't seo
that we have any light to Inteifere with
any letteis that a man may addiovs to
"Isn't it a fact, Mr. Dunncll, that in
spector nre employed by the Govern
ment to gather information if mails
ate used foi the carrying of fraudulent,
Ihienteiilng or any letteis that have a
tendency to mWciid tho public?"
The Congiessnutu fiom Minnesota
did not feel disposed to answer this
question, and disappenied through the
door of the House
Isac S. Si nunr.i: of lown. the chair
man of the House Committee onTcrri
toiies, thought theio was a narrow mar
gin forCongiessionnl action against Iho
lotleiy. He considcied It an evil to be
ginpplcd with by the State. Opciations
in lotteries, liko options iu fann pro
ducts, should he discouraged and pro
hibited. As to stiiking nt tho company
tluough tho use of tho mails, that was
a serious question, which ho would
rather consider moio carefully before
giving nn opinion.
JoiKrit 1J. Chi:im: of Indiana was
non committal. He was moio than that
even, being without nn opinion upon
the subject, he said.
Chaulks H. IIixknai', Michigan
The Louisiana Lottery , or any lotteries
on general pnnciple, I am very much
opposed to. As for tho former It can
be classed only as a systematio scheme
of lobbcry and gambling. I think tucio
ought to bo legislation iu this direction
nnd that the malls, or rather.tho Post
olllco Department, might in somo way
govern this blot that i est? over this or
any other administration of Ameilcaii
niinciples. I hao watched with no
llttlo interest the legislative actions in
Dakota, nnd I am very glad to seo that
the feeling is favorable for the oppres
sion of this glowing evil In that State.
Governments opposo It, nnd it is a mys
tery to mo why theio should not or
could not bo somo action In this direc
tion by Congress.
Mi.'Jlclknap, liko Sir. Allen, was
vciy outspoken on this "abuse, as tic
called it, and voluulcercd to give Tin:
Clinic nny support that ho could to
ndvanco the movement taken against
lotteiies or the "cut-throat" piiiiciplcs
followed by this contcin.
Hoiii:iit lJuixocH, Florida I nm
against nil lotteiies. I don't know s
d thing about the Louisiana Lottery.
Daiiwin S. Hall, Minnesota I
ically don't know much about the
Louisiana lottciy, and It may ho a
squaiely-conducted institution, but I
am strongly opposed to auy coipoiatlon
oveirldlng the laws of this country.
When Congicss makes statutes against
lotteiies they should bo cnfoiccd. If
they aro not it is because thcro is some
thing wiong with tho pconlo who aro
cnti listed with their execution. If wo
must have lotteries let them bo licensed
by the Government, who will superin
tend tho drawings, retaining only a
sulllcltnt ainouut to pay legitimate ov
pontes. That's tho way they manage
in Germany, and the Germans, I may
icuiark in passing, are very level-headed
A. M. Dockkuy, Missouri I have
not investigated tho lottery question
and could not, therefore,, say what I
wtuld do icgaidlnc legislation rclalln
to It. I believe it 1? piohlbltcd iu nil
the Stales savo Louisiana. It is in
Mlsoui I. Of course it is only a species
of gambling nnd I nm opposed to It.
Amo. J. Cr.MMiMi", New Yoik I
nm ngnlnst any Icglshllon that Inter
feres with the llbcitlcs of thoprc3s, per
sonal liberties or tho Intel ference of tlio
malls. If the lottciy comptnlo? can bo
legislated out of cxlstcnco without hav
ing to tinmplo on these rights I nm for
Hoswrxi, P. l-'Lownn, Now York
I nin opposed to any soil of lottciy
schtinc, patliculaily the Louisiana Stale
lottciy, lis demoralizing inllttcnco
never stiuek mo so forcibly a? It did
when I ivns in Movico iceently. JJverv
poor iniin spends his last dollar, legard
less of the wants of his family, in tlio
hope that ho may diaw a largo sum
of money. Consequently lie Is
kept in absolute povcilynll thn lime.
I am not well acquainted with thu law
on Iho subject, but If nny legislation
could drive It out of existence I would
W. 1 Wn.cox, Connecticut I am
decidedly opposed to lotteries and to
the use of the United Stales malts
towaid helping them cairy on their
business. I would join in legislating
such companies out of existence.
Jami.s W. Owr.N, Ohio It is the
most villainous, ciucl ami wicked
scheme in existence, and ono of the
greatest enemies the workinginan has
In this country. I nm opposed to It,
body nnd soul. I would lather uphold
faio and poker games.
F. H. SrtNoLA, New Yoik I don't
know nor care anything about the lot
tcry business one way or the other.
Chauli:i F. Ciuhi" of Georgia, who
is lcgardcd as one ot "tho ablest consti
tutional lawyeis in tlio House, said: "I
nm opposed to tho lottery system and
would like to see It abolished. I cannot
agree, however, that the Federal Gov
ernment has juiisdiellon over the mat
ter. The only way to reach the lottciy
company by Fcdcial legislation woulil
be to prohibit the company the uso of
the malls. ThU is a dangerous under
taking, for so many grave Constitu
tional questions would immediately be
come involved as soon as an attempt
wns made to discriminate against a cor
poiation oi company using the mails.
1 think the question Is rather a Stato
Issue. In Georgia the lottciy is pro
hibited by State law, and I favored the
0. A. llot'TKLLi: I am opposed to
lotteiies on geneinl nrlnciplcs, and I
think that the Gcncial Government has
a pel feet light to prevent tlio Louisiana
Stale Lottciy fiom using tlio mails for
canying their ciieulais nnd tickets. It
makes Iho Government n party I o tlio
swindle, and I think something should
be done to suppicss it.
lii.vir.u HintMANN,. Oregon I have
not examined tho question sulllcicntly
to give mi opinion.
John M. Faikji'iiau, New Yoik I
am in favor of any legislation that will
extinguish the lotteiies. They should
be piohibilcd fiom using the mails, and
I think that the Government has a right
to piohiblt the ii'c of the mulls to them.
Lr.AhTiis J. TiniNW!, Kamis I
cannot be strong enough in my denun
ciation of lotteiies. I think the Gov
ernment should take steps to suppicss
JuhiiN H. Whitixo, Michigan )
Thousands of dollnis aie sent to Now
Oilcans fiom my dlstilct eveiy year,
but 1 don't sec nny lttiiin for it. I
think somtthiiig should be done to
suppress the tiallic. It has a most de
moialiing cllcct on tho people of tho
J.uir.s HrciiANAN, New Jeisey Tho
Louisiana Lottery is a gteat octopus
with arms stictchlng out all over the
country sucking tho life-blood of the
people. You can put mo on lecord as
against it, and I think that tho Geneinl
Government should pi event their using
CitAiti.r.s A. Hi'ST.ix, Connecticut
I am opposed to the company and will
vote foi any lneasuio that will prevent
its using the mails.
Hr.Niiv G, Tunxuii, Georgia I am
in favor of any legislation which we
aie competent to enact that will result
in tho suppiession of tho lottciy busi
ness. Thomas M. Huowni:. Indiana There
have been scleral bills ofl'eied by mo
which would effectually pievcnt this
lottery company doing business, but
they wcie never even considcied. I
have introduced a bill with similar ob
jects at this session and I expect that it
Co.voiin-sM-vN Wilmix It is impos
sible for mo to say anything on tho
question, as 1 have not even consid
W. 11. F. Li:i:, Yiiglnia-I nm op
posed to lotteiies on gcncial piin
ciples, but nl picseut 1 ically could
not say what legislation would allect
L. F. Waihox, Pennsylvania I have
never considcied tho question as to
whether Congicss has tho power to
legislate this lottciy out of existence or
Jamhs II. Hloi'nt, Georgia The
only way to stop the business of this
company is for Congress to pass a law
to prevent newspapers priutiug its ad
vertisements. John II. Movfitt. Now York I have
not examined into the question at all,
and thcicfoto can say nothing about it.
William C. Wallace, New York
I am strictly opposed to lotteiies. I
spent live year? as Assistant United
States Dlstilct Attorney of New York
fighting thcni. I think they nie a curse
on tho land and cause moio defalcation
and embezzlement than does the cheap
horse racing near New York. I am
heartily in favor of anything that will
do away with this evil,
T.. N. Mor.ru ix, Kansas I have al
ways been bittcily opposed to gambling
of cveiy species, mm this lottery Is ono
ot nio most pernicious khuis oi gam
bling. I nm willing to go to any ica
sonable length to w ipe out the lottery,
hut it would bo dllllcull to shape Con
giesstonnl legislation to clleet this
end. If we could meet tho lot
tery oil by classing It as a swindle
and bringing It under the laws regulat
ing tho uso of tho mails for swindling
pm poses I would lend my neatly sup
poit to such legislation.
0. E. Hoour.it, Mississippi I haven't
studied up tho lottery question nt all,
and I don t know nnything about It, or
don't feel Inclined to talk of the matter.
Jamls 1. Walkku, Missouri I am
totally opposed to all lotteiies and will
iaor nuy constitutional legislation
that would suppicss the lottery.
11. V. Allun, Michigan I nm totally
nnd utterly opposed to the scheme, and
1 tako pride in supporting the position
held by Tin: Cuitic. If I want to
gamble, let me go Into an open room,
spot my money on tho ace or queen,
and, If I loose, I will be satisfied. Tills
idea of plnjlng blind I don't believe
iu, I am one of the men that you can
set down as opposed to this evil, and I
think that there ought to bo legislation
against it. I am frank on this point,
nnd don't liko the position of some of
Ihc men on the lloor, that If they utter
nn cpicslon they nio compromised.
Just look at the amount of money that
men and women ye?, women, and
mid laboring ones, too Invest in
""'VI KtUUIlllt IMIUS, 1,W
lids gift enterprise, under sir
scntiitlons. Thcv don't get i
get more t inn
nlncly-nlno porcent. hack, if they do
Waiti:ii T. Hayi:?, Iowa I don't
think there Is any necessity for fiulher
legislation on the lottery question. The
present law against the uso of thu
ninlls for lotteries nnd other swindles Is
sufficient If enfoiced. Why that law 1?
not moio ilgldly enforced 1 nm unable
lo say. The States can deal with the
subject, nnd I think they nio better
qualified to handle the lotteries than
Congicss. Tho lottciy I? u nuisance,
nnd the people nie swindled by It every
Tiir.oDoni: S. Wilkhhson, Louts
innn I have not given the subject any
Josr.i'H II. OuritWAtTi:, Ohio
Theie is a law ogainst lotteries using
the mails, but I cannot tell why it is
not enforced, unless it bo that the same
influence has something lo do wilh il
which pi evented the pissago of the
bill prohibiting tho publication of lot
tery ndveitiscmcnts in the ncwspapeis
of the District of Columbia. If theio
was any influence Hint really killed the
bill I think It a shame that lotteries are
not wiped out of existence, and I trust
u law will be passtd that will do away
CiKNr.itAi, Wiii:i:li:ii, Alabama I
have never looked Into the matter
closely, but I have no hesitation In say
ing that lotteiies exercise a most per
nicious influence on the morals of the
community in which they exist. In
fact, they have n tendency to corrupt
the morals of the cnliic country. I
believe that the countiy will sustain
nny legislation, whether Nalionnl or
Stntc, thai will squelch tho lottery.
Allen D. 0andli:u, Georgia In
my opinion Congress cannot pass a
law that will prohibit banks from act
ing as agents of a lottery. The only
way to reach the lottery is for the State
to suppress il. The piescnt law pio
hibltlng the use of tho malls to the
lottciy cannot be cnfoiccd, because it
woulil violate the privacy of the mail.
Congress can piohiblt the publication
of lottciy advertisements in the District
nnd Territories, but that is all. Why,
lotteries nie as old as man, but public
sentiment is growing ngainst thcni every
dny. We have a lottery drawing lu the
House cveiy new Congicss when the
3i0 membcis take chances and draw
for seats. Lotteries have a baneful
Influence and ought to be abolished.
11. W. Pinti'iNS, Kansas I nm op
posed to lotteiies and all foimsof gam
bling. Iu my judgment Congress has
full power to deal with the subject.
C. 1!. KiLiioni:, Texas It I? not the
piovince of Congicss to suppicss lot
teiies. That matter belongs cntiicly to
the Stales, and tho States aie fully able
lo take caio of themselves. I nm op
posed to nil forms of gambling, and in
Texas wo have adequate laws to punish
it. There is a stiong, healthy senti
ment giowing against lotteries, but the
States must deal with it and not Con
gicss. James E. Conn, Alabama Every
light-thinking peison is opposed to lot-
tciics, nnd'I nm in favor ot any proper
legislation that can be enacted for tho
pin pose of suppressing them. The moral
sense of a State must' be indeed blunted
that will pennit gninbling to llouiish
like a green bay ttee.
J. C. Hrunows, Michigan You can
put me down ngainst the lotteiies just
ns stiongly as you desire. I have al
ways been opposed to gambling, and
especially such insidious gambling as
the lottciy. I will gladly give nil aid
in my power to wipe it out. I think
Congress is fully "empowered to handle
E. II. Fuxston", Kaiisas I will vote
for any lncasuie that will squelch the
lottciy. In my opinion Congicss has
power to ptevent the uso of the mails by
lotteries, and which, if done, will bo
the death blow to that foi in of gamb
ling. TiioMs IJayni:, Pennsylvania I
think the lottery can be suppressed by
the denial of the use of tho mails. The
Federal Government has absolute juils
diction in the Distiict and Tcnitorics,
nnd in these places anything peitaluing
to lotteries could bo easily suppressed.
The people of the country would give
their moial suppoit to any legislation
that will successfully suppicss such
Lr.vi Maish, Pennsylvania I don't
sec how it would bo constitutional to
pass a law prohibiting the dellveiy of
letters to tho banks. That would stop
the legitimate business of tho banks. I
think theio has been a great public im
plement in the matter of lotteries, ns
tormeily theio were hundicds nnd now
theio is only the Louisiana Lottery left.
If any way can bo found of suppressing
Willi 11 Ollglll io uu pin uown uiso,
John Qujnn, New Yoik I cannot bo
quoted too stiongly ngainst the exist
ence of the lottciy business. A? to the
Louisiana State Loltciy, it is the
greatest monster of tilnio that exists in
thu piescnt day. I should say I am for
legislating it out of existence.
Anioxio Josr.ru, Delegate fiom New
Mexico I think the lottery company
should be legislated out of otllcc. It
has done immense harm to the pcoplo
of my Territory, many of whom nt
times go without proper food in order
to iniso money enough to purchase lot
tery tickets. I nm in favor of legisla
tion that will lemcdy this evil.
J. Loiian Cmi'MAN, Michigan Con
gress has no power to abolish lotteiies
In the Stales, but wo enn suppicss them
in tho District of Columbia and in the
Teirltoiics, Tho lottery Is ns bad fonn
of gambling ns speculating on tho boaid
of tiado or playing faro. 1 will vote
for somo law to suppiess the lottciy
hero, as 1 would In the State legislature.
.1. IL Mono an, Mississippi I om in
favor of suppiessiug tlio lotteiies in nny
way they can bo i cached. They havo n
most dcmoinli'Ing effect ou tho
people. Tho Louisiana Slate Lot
tery Is tho couso of moio vice
and tinmoinllty thau any olhei
form of gambling that 1 know of. Con
gicss has not the power to deal with
tho subject, but I will vote foi any bill
that will innko It -i felony to 'ell a lot
tery ticket In tho Dlstilct, and would
voto for a similar law If I was in a State
CiiAin.r.s II. GitoxvnMiu, Ohio Of
couise, anything wo can do to suppicss
tho lottery evil will ho done. Inm
heartily In favor of the movement.
William J. Sroxi., Kentucky
Agalust lotteiies? I should say so.
They nio the most mUciablo and do
morall7lng specks of gambling. I w 111
heartily support any legislation which
will lead to their supptessiou.
Lewis E. Paykon, Illinois You can
not iiuote me too Btionelv. I'so your
ow n language and say that I nm iu
favor of anything Congress can do in
tho way of preventing tho transmission
through tho malls of advertisements
and other matter relating to lotteries.
Since t have been In Washington I
have seen the demoinlllug Influences
of this Louisiana Company. The poo
pie nio drnlntd by It, thotindcsmcn aie
injuicd, and It is n curse. I lcpsat,
that you cannot quote me loo stiongly
lu opposition tolottcileo.
Willi m II. Cvn:, Aikunsas I lu
iloio Iho fight of Tin. CitiTii, and
hope that It will succeed. Lotterle? nie
nn evil and do a gicat deal lo demnrnl
lo young men. 1 nin not so sine, how
over, that theie Is nny necessity for
pnt-slug nny moio laws on the subject.
We have loo many laws alieady, and 1
think Hint those we have now ought to
bo cnfoiccd. Instead ot pissing more
laws il would bo belter to educate the
moial sentiment of the people, so Hint
there should be no business for tlio lot
teries Thcieaic a great many of tho
lotleiy tickets sold in my State, utii 1
know that they do n great deal of harm.
Josiu'ii II, O'Nr.tL, Massachusetts I
am against the lottciy on inoiid giounds.
It ought lo be suppressed, but I havo
not given the matter stilllcicul thought
lo say what would be the best method
of itccompllshlng this icsult.
William Mi'tciilihi, Pennsylvania,
cxpicssed 111? opposition to lotteries,
and thought the present law? were
piobahly enough for the Hiippicsslou of
the Louisiana Lottery If they were pi op
Edwaud Lxi:, Illinois All the laws
against gambling ought to be enfoiced.
I can see no good ltusoti why they
should not be, and think tho 'United
States nttoiiiejs nie neglecting their
business when they fall to pioscculc
people who make use of the mall? lo
fuither the inteicsts or gambling asso
ciations. D. 11. Ct'LiiinisoN, Texas I don't
wnnt to express any opinion on the
matter, because I ilon't know when
some bill aliecting it may como boioro
me, and I should want lo handle it In
a judicial manner, without having ex
pressed myself for or against it.
William Cooswixl, Massachusetts
Of course 1 would like to sec all the
laws enforced; but as to the Louisiana
State Lottery I must plead Ignorance;
for I know very little about it. It
seems to be Inhcicnt iu human na
tuic to gamble; and if pcoplo choose
to invest "a dollar a month on their luck,
I don't sec nny teason why they
should bo prccnted. A dollar might
be thrown away on wheat, or poik, or
Eiie, and it would be considered
"strictly business." What's the reason
why buying n one dollar chance lu the
Louisiana State Lottciy is wrong 1 Eu
force the laws, by nil means."
H. P. Kennedy of Ohio, chairman
of Hie Committee on Enrolled Dills
You can make this Interview against
the Louisiann Loltciy as stiong as yon
please. You say the amount of money
sent out of this city monthly is $00,000.
1 nm icliably inlorincd by a gen
tleman in a position to know
that $100,000 is mulcted from the de
partment clerks ot this city monthly.
Do you know that a quattcr of a million
of dollais is stolen liom the citiens of
Washington cveiy thirty days? As 1
said bcfoie, Mr. Ckitic, you can quote
me against any lottciy scheme ns stmug
ns you please. It Isa crying shame.
I'lrst Annual i:uniiiut or tlm I)eclilc
A year ago the Nationalists Club of
this city was organized, nud last night
thu event wns celebrated by a banquet
nt tliu St. James Hotel. The club
numbers among its members sonic ot the
most piogiesshc and best known
citizens of the Distiict. Hcfoic tho
banquet the ladies and gentlo
nien present, numbering about one
bundled, assembled in thepailors. where
nn infonnnl lcceptiou was held. In the
supper loom the tables were orna
mented by tropical plants, while tho
walls weic decoialcd wilh Ameiican
At 10 o'clock Piesident W. W.
Wilght called the members to order
and announced that tho hour for shott
talks had anived. Do said the mem
bers weie to be congiatulntcd on tho
ycai's piospeiity of the club. All
Knew, he said, that the Nationalist
movement began wilh IJellamy's "Look
ing Hackwaid." lie did not lcgaid
the teachings of Hellamy ns a dream
but as nn inspiration. Some people
thought because Itcllaniy's idea could
not be accomplished at present it ought
to be abandoned. Ho did not agiec
with them. They should all do what
they could lo biing about the teachings
of the book. President Wiight said
the people of Washington were living
up to the teachings of Hellamy moie
than any others in the nation.
Mr. Clancy, the sccictniy, gave a
shoit histoiyof tho organi.atlou of thu
club. His attention" wns cdlcd to
Bellamy's book a year ago, He icad
it and bought twenty-live copies, which
lie lent to liicnds. The icsult was that
ou the 1st of Januaiy, 18$!), a meeting
was held in the parlois of Dr. Eland's
residence, nnd altei a gcncial talk It
was determined to organie a Nation
alist club similar to tho one in lioston.
At its inception the followim; olllecrs
weic elected: Piesident, Hcv. Dr. Kent;
ice piesident, Piofes'or Kimble; scc
ictniy, Mr. Clancy, and tieasuier.
Ficd. Schmidt. Mr. Clancy favoied
public contiol of illumination of tho
city, because the entire people would
then lcceivc the benefits of the reduced
Speeches were also made by Dr.
Hland, Dr. Townsend, Mr. Hlsbcc, Mr.
Fred. Ilcniamln, Mr. Pechln, Dr
Hrockett, Colonel Daniels, He. Dr.
Kent nnd Professor Kimble, all of
whom favored Government control of
coipoialions, such as tho telegraph, tho
railioads, etc. They claimed It would
not destroy the Individuality of the citi
zens, but that tho people would iccelvo
the benefits, and the cost of living
would be gicatly minced.
rilli: AT TAKO.MA I'AltK,
Clllc.t Iliirnoil nnd Out, Hut nn
Olhor borloiiH Ditiiiuce.
About 0 DO o'clock this morning the
lcsidencc of tho lute Dr. Uliss, at
Takoma P.uk, icsembled ti laige
smoke-house, smoko pouring fiom tho
w lndows and gables on nil sides. Tho
houso has recently been purchased by
Mis. Cllley ot Cincinnati, who, witli
her son Jonathan 11. and Mr. Chailcs
E. Haiber, moved Into the house yes
tcidav. Last night flies were built In
the kitchen raugo and in the open giate
In tho laigo sitllng mom lu Hie west
w Ing, and ow ing to the fact that tho
fuuiaco was not yet connected with tho
flues it was found necessary to make a
flic In the grato of dining loom this
morning. The lire in this mom binned
btightly, and nppenrcd to be all light
when Mr. Harbor left the house to get
some light maikellng for bicakfast.
Mis. Cillc had been called ami
stalled elown'tho stairs as soon as she
wns diesscd; but as she oponed her
loom door sho was met by clouds of
siiiokc and sparks. Sho screamed for
her son, who was sleoplng lu thu next
loom, tho exit from which was cut oil
by thespaiksand smoko. Mr. Cllloy,
staitled fiom n sound sleep, came halt
dnid into the hall. He felt his way
down stairs and rim for water, while
Mis. Cllley ran frnntlenlly to tho stieel
and culled for belli which wus promptly
The flic had gone tluough Ihc chim
ney Into tho liullalot couiluclois nnd
buttled Into tlio bath room, but asevery
window In the houso was closed the
flic smouldered until It wns ov
tliiqiilshed below and water dashed
into the icgistcis upstaiis, Hooding the
pipes and flues to the basement, and put
out tho fire. The damage will prob
ably not c.xeecd $200, and is confined
to tiie chimney and piulition? and one
ol the walls of tho bath loom, Mr.
Cllley was "lightly burned ami was cut
ncios? thu fato nnd light hand nnd was
half choked with smoke, but his ln
juiles nio not icgnidtd us seiious. Dr.
Illlss spnied neither pnlns not money In
completing this suburban lcsidencc,
nnd this fact considcied In connection
with tho Tiacy llio nilses the piesump
Hon that theie nio yet many seiious dc
fctls in thu most modem healing np
pninltis foi lesldences.
i in in v ivouKiur.N icii.i.r.i).
Tcrrlllu nxploiloii nl it Ilnilur on i
riiAsuiififir I.im utiiutltu.
Pittsiilwi, P., Feb. lit 10:150 n.
in. The boilci of a locomotive attached
to n passenger train on the Pittsburg,
McKccspoil and Youghloghcny Hall
load exploded this morning at Douglass
btntlon, near West Newton. It is ic
ported lo thu Coionei in Ibis city tltal
sovcial peison? were killed and u num
ber injuicd. A special tialn with phy
sician? ha? just left this city for lite
scene of the accident.
Pnihiu'itn, V Feb. lit. The fol
lowing has just been received fiom the
United Prcs teporter en route to the
wreck on the Pittsbuig, McKcesport
and Youghioglicny Hailroad
IIoMEs'iE.ui, Pa., Feb. III. I have
Iciiincd from official souicc that engine
No. 2!) exploded her boiler and En
gintei, cicw and about thirty laborers
have been killed. Telegraph wires nre
down at Douglass nnd the nearest tel
egiaph station is thice miles fiom the
wicck. Douglass station is about
twenty-thiee miles fiom Pittsburg.
m:w .iocki'.v ci.uis.
IleniiliiRN Track Will lie tlio .llcica or
hport I. in era.
Toscintch a Washington man is to
find a lover ot spoils and while it would
be indelicate and ungallant to scratch a
Washington woman Hie same rule would
hold good in case it were done. The
most biillinnt assemblages that have
ever gathered iu the District weie those
which made Ivy City gay dining the
spiiug nnd fall racing meeting? of the
Nalionnl Jocky Club in the years gono
by. bociety dcmaiutcil that its volaiies
should go to the lace? and every day,
(lining cveiy meeting, the infield at the
fair giounds wns filled with tho
equipages of the wealthy nnd the pioml
nent, while the giand-stnnd wa? a poem
ol feminine beauty and hi tlliaut color.
When tho rumois that the Jocky
Club would become moiibund began lo
be cliculated a universal sigh of icgrct
was heaved by all Washington. Hut
the fonow was destined to be short
lived, and on Tuesday, Apiil 1, the now
oiganiation which has sccuicd tho
magnificent track at Henniiigs Station,
which was famous a decade ugo when
F. P. Hill owned it, will inaugurate the
seiics of meetings which it intends to
continue indefinitely for thcr.muemcnt
of the ciliens and ojouincis iu tho
Theinauguial meeting will last live
da)? and llibie will bo live races each
din. tho pluses of which will average
$")liO. Foi a new oigaulation this is
an unusually gencious cxpcndltnie
and w ill sei ve to attract slables fiom all
over the countiy.
Said young Mr. Dranoy to a Ciiitic
icpoiler this moiniug "The piospccts
bcfoie us me moio than encouraging,
and exceed our most sanguine anticipa
tions. The club has received any
amount of kindness fiom horsemen
nnd those intciestcd iuthospoit. Mr.
11. 1). Melnlyie, who Is now sccictniy
of the Eiooklyn Jockey Club, nud who
was so popular hero when occupying
the same position in the National
Jockey Club, Is hcaitily Interesting
himself in our favor, and says that the
new dub's piospccts uie better now
than the old club's were nt any llmo
during its existence. Everything will
be iu ship-shape In ix or seven weeks,
nnd theio Is every indication that the
Apiil meeting will be successful."
"Yes," lcmaiked Mr. Gwin Tomp
kins, who wns pieparing to go out to
ly City to see how his i miners were
getting along, "I think It will be n big
success. I know that cveiy horse now
at Ivy City will go over to Ilcnnings as
soon as tlio accommodations lor them
aie completed, and theie will be many
stables hcio from the South and AVest,
ns well ns a number fiom New Yoik.
Theie will be over 200 hoises at the
track on opening day, and that Insures
a good meeting'. Aud there's another
thing that will interest those who liko
to back their own judgment or piny
slialght tips on the flyers. There will,
without doubt, be bookmakers and
plenty of them out theie, for I under
stand" favorable arrangements hnvo been
made with them, nnd the boys who
lii;e to take a 10 to 1 shot will be ac
commodated. I anticipate good spoil
and plenty of it at the Apiil inectiiig."
Dlil Nut Spnro tlio ltoil.
Mnigaret Hr.iekett, a bright yellow
girl about 11) vcais old, chaigcd her
mother in the Police Couit to-day with
an assault on her. She testified that her
mother tied her to tho bedpost with a
rope and beat her witli a stiap until
the moon came, nio moiiicr, n conieiy
black woiuau. said that her daughter
made a practice of ficqueutlng houses
of 111 fame, and she took her from Steve
Wall's place on Eleventh and 1' streets.
"I'm glnd that whipping hnsn't been
abolished," said Judge Sillier, "audit
the rod wasn't spued so much there
would be fowcr young gills piuadlng
aiound the sttccts of this town. The
place is full of them, nnd il would be a
good thing If mine inotheis would foi
low tho examplo of Mis. Hiackett.
The case is dismissed."
lllnttict C.oi eminent .No tun.
Huildiug penults weie Issued to-day
as follows: Albeit F. Fox, three-story
and bnseinent brkk, T'o. 22:1 Eighth
stieet Fouthwcst, 5,600, I. S. Darker,
thice two stoiy bricks, Nos. 103, 410
and 41S Hidgo street norlhwcM, $1,000,
H. F. Dyer, two two-stoiy biicks. Nos.
ill!! nnd'nio Allej DO soulhcnst, $1,000.
The Commissioners this afternoon
granted a ictnll liquor liceuso to Johu
II. Hauls, 1!K7 E street northwest
The bill to create a Hoard of Audit
is before tho Commissioner fin rcpoit.
Chairman Giout of tho Committee
on the Dlstilct of Columbia was at tho
Commissioners this morning, talking
over the bills now bcfoie the Couiinis
bloneis for report,
FLAMES I1ARDT0 FIGHT.
Nearly a Half Million Dollars Dam
age Caused by Fire,
FAUWELL'S BIO BLOCK IN DANGER.
Energetic Work Saves a Very Valua
Clilii;o l'lr moil .Siirecoil In Voiitrnl
tut: thu riiiiiint Alter four Hour
of IIikciikIiik lllUirt IXInuito l
One uio, Eel). Ill 8 a. in. The big
block bounded by Mouioc Market,
Adams street nnd the ricr, occupied
by .1. V. Earwcll & Co., wholesale dry
goods, clothing nud boots and shoes, Is
now binning 'fiercely nnd likely to bo
dtstrojtd. The entire llio department
is at woik trying lo stay the Humes.
'I ho loss will iieecssailly be very large.
OliCMio, Feb. 1!!. About 0::i(
o'clock this lnoining file originated in
the Admus and 'Market street corner of
the Earwcll block, unit before tho
llames weie under coutiol that section
of the building wns completely gulled
fiom tho top lloor to the bottom. A
first nlann was speedily succeeded by n
second, then a Hiiid, and finally a 4:11
alaim was tinned lu, bringing engines
fiom all parts of the city. Tho tire tug
Geyser enuie to the rescue nnd, nnchor
Ing nt the Adams stieet bridge, threw u
heavy stream upon the blazing struct
The lire stinted in tho picsslng de
partment of Woik Hiothers. mauufne
turcis of clothing and utilfonns, ou the
sixth llooi, nnd spicad from one lloor to
nnolhcr with gicat lapidity. It ic
quired tho gicntest exertion on the pan.
ot the liicmcn to prevent tlio spicad ot
the 11 nines thioughout the entile block.
A fire-wnll running through thu
block sixty si feet on Monroc'strccl,
and another iiinnlng parallel with tlio
liver 17u feet west of Market slrcet,
saved tho north end of the building oc
cupied by J. V. Farwtll & Co.
Tho firms which occupied the burned
end of the building aie Woik llrolhcrt,
iiianufacturcis of clothlngnnd utilfonns,
nnd Taylor Hiothers, lnanuiacturcis of
lints and caps.
Mendel Ar Co., dealers in gentlemen's
furnishing goods, occupied the base
ment, bin do not lose nnything.
Mr. Work said to a lulled l'rcss re
poitcr that thu total loss would bcabout
:ioO,(IOO. lie thought thisamounl was
fully covered by iiisuiance.
A later estimate of the losses nt this
morning's fiieplaccsit at $185,000.
ThcEaiwtil block was built in scp
aiato risks each divided by thick eon
cietc walls. The buincd poition U
one llsk and cost one-ninth of tho
wholecostot the building, or if 100,000,
Had not the conciete walls proved
effective, a $10,000,000 blaze would
M. Gcmbcl A: Soil", occupying the
next sect ion noilhof the burned por
tion, suilcicd no loss.
Thiity-two engines, some chemicals
nnd the two tliu boats, Chicago and
Geyser, fairly drowned out the tire.
Hooding the stieets and sewers. The
flic was under contiol by S.liO o'clock.
The flic started on the sixth lloor of
Woik Eros. Co., In the picsslng deput
incnl, and it is thought from an over
heated steam coil. The lo-ses aie
Woik Hios. Co., !:!25,000, Tavlm
Eros.. $50,000; building, islOO.OOO,
Jlcndei Hios., $10,000. Insurance not
yet known, but the losses are believed
lo be tully covered.
I'HANCi; AMI OltI,i:AN.
l.MiroHloim or Opinion on tliu Kuit
tuDcu li. l'arls ilijutniilx.
Faiiis, Feb. 10. All tho lepublican
journals approe the sentence of two
ycais' lmpiisonmcnt imposed upon thu
Duko ol Orlcuns. They decline lh.it
the possibility of n pitidon is precluded
by the dcmonstinlions indulged iu by
the Orleanists. They cen assert that
a leducliou of the sentence is improb.i
The Journal lh lhbnt says it
hopes the government will not allow
the piovocntion of tho nllsts to pre
vent its extending clcmenci lo thu
The loynlitt papers lay stress upon
tho noble and patriotic spirit displayed
by the duke in cnlci ing French tcrri
toiy to olter his military set vices to
the nation. They generally denounce
the sentence of the duke to two yeais"
iniinisonmcut as bclnjmonsttous.
The fokft denounces the law evclud
ing the Orleans family as unjust, and
sas that the countij will dccl.iiethal
it should not exist.
The Figaro, whilo admitting that the
fentenco imposed is a moderate appliei
lion of the penalties attaching to a vio
lntion ol the law, cx'picsses the liopu
that public opinion will insist upon tins
use of the pardoning power.
Lu J 'teste cx'picsses thu opinion that
the government will find itself com
pelltd to giant a paidon.
IIL'TCIIIMIKI) 1JY I)i:srKKAI)Oi:s.
Ilonllilo 1'iUc lluit lSefYll an Okl.i
honiH Settler's 1'iunllj
G ini n.i.u, Ti:., Feb. HI. News
has l cached hcio of a minder in thu
Chickasaw Nation, near I'tuccli. a lew
days ago. Two cowboys, while hunt
ing cattle In the Washita bottom ills
covcicd ii eoercd wagon standing in
the ravine with four bodies near it.
One was that of a man ptobablj
00 jeais old, another that ot an old
woman, while the other two weie u
voting wnmnn, 20 cais of age and .i
little gill some 2 "years old. Wohcs
had evidently visited thu spot since tho
minder, for the bodies wcro ni.tngleit
and the clothing was lorn in shicds
All the victims had been shot. Hob
beiy wns the object, as everything in
the wagon had been scattered about
and was lying near by ou the giound
The dlscoveiers dug font shallow
graves nnd placed the bodies in them,
in Older to keop wild beasts fiom fur
their molesting them.
The youug men then went to l'uicell
and lrpoitcd thtii discueiy to a deputy
marshal, who aftci ward started for tho
tceno of tho murder with n posse to
make a thoiough Investigation of thu
ofiuii- Those mtitdcicd, it is believed,
composed n family moving fiom Noith
Texas to Oklahoma, and met their fate
at the hands of desperadoes who Inhabit
that legion of countiy.
ricnt'li Abollaln-il III ."Uiillllcilm
Ki:w Yoiik, Feb. 10. A special !
tho Timet fiom Winnipeg, Manilobi,
says the Manitoba legislatuio yesterday
decided to abolish tho olllcliil use of t'u
French language In the country by u
vote of 20 to 10 The Ficntii spciking
ptoplo aie very indignant over tins nc
lion and seiious tioublo is feared, par
ticularly if l'lemicr Grecnwny cariics
out his proposition to abolish tho Ho.
man Catholic scpainto schools. Cath i
lies aie loud In their threats against IH