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NOT FOR MR. MILLS.
HE DECLINES TO TAKK SECOND
PIiAOE ON WATS AND 2UEANS.
Tho Correspondence Between Him and
tlio Speaker Mndo Public Mr. JIUIn'
Reasons for Declining the Speaker's
Some ot Mr. Mills closo friends assert posl
tlvcly that bo lias been tendered by tho
Speaker mill has declined tho second plnceon
tho Committee on Ways und Means, with tho
chairmanship of another Important commit
tee. Tho Speaker, feeling tnat tho matter is
not proper for discussion at this juncture, de
clines to say anything upon the subject, and
Mr. Mills is equally reticeut at present, al
though it may bo that tho correspoudenco will
bo made public hereafter. It is quite certain
that pressure is being brought to bear upon
the Speaker by persons not heretofore identi
fied with Mr. Mills' aspirations to causo his
nppointment to tho rthairmansblp of the
Ways and Meaus Committee. As far as can
bo learned, tho Speaker has not yet committed
himself to tho appointment of any member to
this chairmanship, and as Mr. Mills' reply to
his tender is said to bo couched in such tennis
as to warrant tho assumption that he would
not reject the Dlace, the entire matter ap
pears to be still subject to hurmonious ar
rangement. Tho Sneaker yesterday 6aid that he expected
to bo ablo to announce tho committee appoint
ments when the House meets next Wednes
day. The following is the text of tho correspon
dence between Speaker Crisp and Representa
ive Mills in regard to the hitter's commtttee
House or Representatives,
Washington, D. C, Dec. 18, 1891.
Hnn. R. Q. Mills, City.
My Dear. Sir: Having: been too much en
gaged to call upon you, and being now about
to enter upon tho work of constituting the
Houso committees, I drop you a lino to know
if it would bo agreeable or acceptable to you
to bo appointed second on tho Committee on
Waysaud Menus, und iu addition to such as
signment to bo appointed chairman of tho
Committee on Commerce or chairman of tho
Committee on Postoffices and Postroads or
chairman ol some committee whoso work is
less laborious than Commerco or Poatofllces.
Would bo glud to have a reply at your earliest
convenience ub I desire to mnke up and an
nounce tho committees in a few days. With
greut respect I am, sincerely yours,
Charles F. Crisp.
House of Representatives,
Washington, D. C. Dec. 19, 1891.
Honorable Cliarlcs F. Crtsp, Siicaltcr House of
My Dear Sir: I have received your letter of
tho 18th instant, asking me, "If it would bo
uirreeablo or acceptable" to me "to bo ap
pointed second on tbo Committee of Ways and
Means and in addition to such assignment to
be appointed chairman of tho Committee on
Commerce, or chairman of tho Committee on
Postoffico and Postioads. or chairman of
some committee whoso work is less laborious
than Commerco or Postofllces."
Having been a member of tho Committee on
AVays and Means lor ten years and chairman
in tho Fiftieth Congress, tlio reasons which
have in j our judgment rendered my appoint
ment as a chairman unwiso, would disqualify
mo for service in anv other place on that, com
mittee, and it would not bo sincere to say that
it would bo uif reeablo to accept your tender.
1 leave to you, without any suggestion from
me, to mako such other assignment as you, in
tho discharge of your official duty, raav deter
mine. Yours truly, K. Q. Mills.
THE SPEAKER EMPOWERED
To Appoint Committees Now Rule
Adopted ly tho House.
Tho House Committee on Rules held a brief
meeting yesterday and subsequently reported,
and tho House adopted a rule empowering tho
Speaker to appoint tho committees of tho
last House, with tlio following changes: Tho
membership of tho Committee on Ways and
Means increased from thirteen to fifteen mem
bers; tho Quadro Centennial Committee, from
nine to eleven members, and its designation
changed to tho Committee on the Coumbian
Exposition. Tho Committee on Indian Dep.
redatlon Claims to bo dispensed with, those
claims having boon referred to the courts.
Tho name of the Committee on Commerco Is
changed to tho Committee on Interstate and
Foreign Commerco. Tho method of desig
nating tho chairman of any committee was
changed in this: Formerly, in the event of
tho death of a chairman, tho second member
succeeded to the office, This was chauged by
giving tho uppointment of the chairman to
Opposition to Crisp Approved.
Augusta, Ga., Dec. 10. A special to tho
Chronicle from Thomson, Gn., tho homo of
Congressman Thomas E. Watson, says about
sixty farmers from McDufllo and Columbia
Counties answered a call or a meeting to
indorse Watson's course iu opposing Crisp
for Speaker, and in refusing to affiliate with
tho Democratic party. Resolutions condemn
lng tho Democratic and Republican parties
and indorsing Watson's action were unani
Musical Circles Delighted.
Loudon, Dec. 10. Considerable favorable
comment has been occasioned in musical cir
cles owing to tho fact that the Queen is dis
playing renewed interest in musical matters.
In addition to concerts, the Queen has com
manded that special recitals by all tho uew
llehts in tho musical world shall bo given at
Windsor upon her return from Osborue nouse
after tho Christmas holidays.
Bartholomay's Rochester Beer 1b browed
from tho finest hops and choicest Canadian
malt; is fully fermouted and guaranteed pure
in every respect. It's a nourishing beverage
and just what you want to aid the digestion
of your Xmas dinner. Delivered to any part
of the city. Try a uox, Washington Branch,
1110 and 1113 C street northwest. Tele
phono No. 4-J1.
A SECRET MEETING.
Notablo Gathering; of Republican Iioml
urt nml Zioacuo Worlcorn.
Chicago, Dec. 19. A notable gathering of
Republican leaders from all over tho West
took placo to-day at tho Grand Pacific.
What was dono at a secret conference
which lasted from morning till ovoning
is best known to thbse who wcro
present, but thoy are very reticent.
Among tho most notable mon who cither
took nn active part in tho deliberation or
awaited tho results in tho corridors were J.
S. Clarkson, of Iowa, chairman of tho Na
tional Commltteo and president o the Na
tional League of Clubs; ex-Congressman A. L.
Conner, ot Ohio, member of tho National
Committee; ex-United States Senators Sabln,
of Minnesota, and Spooner, of Wisconsin,
General Russell Alger, and A. M. Jones,
chairman of the Illinois State Committee.
Also presidents of tho State Leagues of Mis
souri, Ohio, Indiaua, Wisconsin, Kansas,
Nebraska, Illinois and Michigan, and secre
taries of about an equal number of State
Among tho matters discussed at tho secret
sessions were the pieparation and circulation
ot political literature and disbursement of
League funds from Chicago as well as from
New York. The representatives of the
Western clubs expressed themselves
as desirous of making their clubs more of a
factor in the work of tho National Lo igue.
The work has heretofore been entirely con
trolled in tho East. Mr. Clarkson was author
ized to appoint a committee to prepare such
literature for distribution as should deal par
tially with tho arguments advanced by the
various farmers' organizations and all who do
not hold orthodox Rep ublican views.
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JUDGE BLODGETT TO RESIGN.
Another United State JudceHhlp for tho
President to 1111.
CniCAGO, Dec. 19. President Harrison will
probably be called on to fill u vacancy on the
Federal District Court bench for Northern
Illinois as well as that left vacant by the pro
motion of Judge Woods, of Indiana.
"It has been sugeested to mo by gentlemen
interested in tho projected life insurance com
pany that I could have tbo presidency of tho
company if tho project went, through," Bald
Judge Blodgett to-day, "and I have decided to
accept tlio proposition provided sufficient
money Is raised to organize the company.
Nothing he i as yet been definitely decided
upuL and. t Is merely in the air, as it were,
that tho company will be organized. If it is
organized and everything is satisfactory to
me I shall resign from the bench to accept the
Tbo now company with waich the judge Is
said to be willing to cast his fortunes is the
Illinois Insurance Company, which waB re
cently organized with a capital stock of
$1,000,000 and incorporated by a number of
well-known and wealtby men, so that there
seems to be little doubt that it will soon begin
business with Judge Blodgett at its head.
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SHOT HER WEARY LiOVEU.
A Thrilling Tragedy In a Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Dec. 19. Mrs. Josephine
Smith, 25 years old, of 419 North Thirty-third
street, this afternoon shot and instantly killed
in the Poweltou Avenue Station of the Penn
sylvania Railroad, John Hobbs, of 31G2 Bar
ing street. Tho woman was at onso arrested,
taken before a magistrate and committed to
prison by him to await the action of tho coro
ner. As yot tho police have been unable to
discover tho cause that induced tho woman to
kill Hobbs, but tho supposition is that they
had been intimate and that Hobbs was weary
of her. Tho couple were first noticed stand
ing together this afternoon at the corner of
Thirty-first and Spring Garden streets. For
fully an hour thoy stood upon tho corner en
gaged in conversation, and from their de
meauor were ovideutly quarreling. Finally
Hobbs left tho woman and walked a square
down Thirty-first 6treet to Poweltou Avenue
Station. Mrs. Smith followed him and the
quarrel was renewed in tho station. As Hobbs
was about lo step from tho platform upon tho
steps of a train, the woman drew a revolver
and shot him in tho back of tho head. Tho
bullet pierced his brain and ho foil, dying
almost Instantly. After the shooting tho
womau coolly handed her revolver over to an
officer, and without any remark accompanied
him to tho station-house. Whon brought be
fore a magistrate she declined to mako any
statement regarding tho shooting.
Mrs. Smith's maiden name was Malllson,
and sho was tho daughter of a wealthy mill
owner of tho city. Some four years ago sho
gained considerable notoriety by running
away with and marrying a pln'enologtet and
fortune-teller known as "Prof." James,
but whoso real name was William James
Smith. Mrs. Smith lived with her husband
but a short time. Since leaving him she has
only seen him at long intervals,
Judge Tourgeo is likely to recover from tho
Croton-on-the-Hudsou was nearly destroyed
Navigation on tho Delaware and llnritnn
Canal has closed.
Starvation is compelling' striking coal miners
in Indiana to go to work,
Miss Geraldlno Morgan, tho American violin
ist. Is on routofrom Berlin to mako hor debut
in New York shortly after her arrival in that
A mong tho Americans now sojourning in tho
German cupital are Mrs. Barrett, of Newport;
MrB. and Miss Roberts, of Philadelphia, and tbo
Misses JaokBon and Parker, of Washington.
Chairman Clarkson, of tho National Repub
lican Committee, says thero is no hope of his
party wining in Iowa so loner as they cling to
tho unpopulur lssuo of prohibition.
Tho Pennsylvania Railroad has inaugurated
a through Pullman sleeping oar service via
that system and its connections from New
York and Philadelphia to San Francisco.
BI-MBTALLISTS ARE WEAK.
THE SILVER QUESTION IS OF LITTLE
Upon Developments at Washington De
pond Gormany'n and England's Ac
tionAmerican Acent Sellgman Wa
no Informed by tho Gormnn Clinnoellor
Copyright by Now York Associated Press.
Berlin, Dec. 19. The debates in the Reich
stag have disclosed the weakness of tho sup
porters of be-inctali&m.
Count Merbach and Baron KardoriT alluded
to tho question of tho remonctization of silver
as intimately connected with the grain tariffs,
but tho house concurred in the opinion ex
pressed by Chancellor von Caprlvl, who said
it was superfluous to discuss the topic.
The attitude of tho Government upon tho
question of bi-metallRin continues one.of wait
ing. Whcu Mr. William Seligman, who was
sent to Europe as u representative of tho
United States Treasury Department for the
purpose of arranging for the uolding of an in
ternational conference to secuio the establish
ment of a common ratio of value between
gold and silver, was hero sounding tho Gov
ernment, Chancellor von Caprlvi stated that
the action of Germany and England would
depend upon the currency developments at
Herr Mlquel, the Imperial Minister of
Finance, is a 6trong gold partisan. Secretary
Von Marshall, although a strong bl-metalllst,
will only act conjointly with England for the
discussion of tho subject. As no movement,
has been taken by England in the meantime
it Is probable that tho Government is disposed
to consider the silver question as one of little
The resumption of specie payments In
Austria-Hungary on a gold basis is deported
to be imminent. The treasury already holds
150,000,000 florins in gold, and tho total
amount required to effect the resumption is
250,000,000. A part of this sum can bo met
by the retention by tho Government of a por
tion of the notes now in circulation.
In Suits to Prevent tho Consummation
of tho "Big Throe" Contract.
H V,Chicago, Dec. 19. Tho Supremo Couj;t of
New Jersey "had rendered a decision sustain
ing tho action of the directors of tho United
States Yards Company, of this city, in grant
ing certain commissions to tbo big pack
ersArmour, Swift, and Morris, in
return for which tho latter agreed
to remain where they are instead of moving
to Tollestcn, as thoy were preparing to do.
This decision settles for once and all the con
troversy between the stockyards and tho
Immediately after the rendition ot the de
clon steps were taken to consummate tho
contract, but barely had tho decree been ren
dered when fourteen new suits were insti
tuted. Chancellor MeGill, of New Jersey,
to-day re-entered an enjoining order restrain
ing tho parties to tho contract from consum
mating it. Tho new 6ults make startlluc al
legations and promise to develop a revelation
In tho administration of Now Jersey justice.
A HOOKER FOR LITTLE RUTH-
An Interesting Christmas Gift, With
Compliments of tho Season.
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 19. Tho following
lotter was sent from hero this evening to
Mr. Grover Cleveland:
"Hon. Grover Cleveland, Lakewood, N. J.
"Dear Sir: We forward to your address
by express this day a child's rocking chair,
made from timber from the door of the old
'log cabin' homo of General U. S. Grant, in
this county, for presentation tj your little
"This idea of this gift emanated in our
hoard. Tho lumber was procured and ' the
work designed and executed by our mem
bers. Sincerely hoping that little Ruth may paBS
safely through the many physical trials to
which childhood is invariably subjected, and
believing that when sho has happily entered
tho gateway of womanhood, sho will fully ap
preciate tho spirit of 'peace on earth, good
will toward men,' which prompts this small
gift, wo wish tho llttlo maid, her mother, and
her father a ,'Morry Christmas,' and remain,
"Very respectfully, tho St. Louis Furniture
Board of Trade,
"R. E. Lashkr, President.
"George T. Parker, Secretary."
Tho Trenton Ituttlo Monument.
Trhnton, N. J., Dec, 19. Tho exercises in
cident to the laying of tho corner-stone of
tho Trenton Battle Monument will take
plaoo December 20, tho 115th uuni
vorsary of the battle considered as
tho turning point in tho war of tho
revolution," Governor Abbott will lay tho
corner-stono and deliver an address. United
States Senator McPherson, ex-Governor
Green, ex-Secretary of the Navy Robson,
General William J. Sowell, and Adjutant
Goneral William S. Striker, of Now Jersey,
and several others will also 6peak.
The Fnrmors Are Jubilant.
Ottawa, III., Dec. 19. Tlio test of tho
methods of iunoculation employed by the Gov
ernment Bureau of Animal Industry and tho
Frank S. Billings' method has so far ad
vanced that tho resultB are published.
Tho farmers In numbers who have been
watching the experiments with a great deal of
interest, were jubilant oyer the results, and
are hopeful that the Government method of
innoculation marks an epoch in the history of
Do you use Beer at your homo ? If so, try
a case of Apollo, brewed by tho Bartholomay
Brewing Compauy of Rochester, N. Y. Thoy
guarantee it pure aud of six months maturity.
It will aid the digestion of your Xmas dinner.
Delivered to any part of tho city, Try box.
Telephone No. 441,
FRANCE PEELS INSULTED.
Expulsion of a Fionch Journalist T,oud
to Ml iiohi of.
Copyright by Now York Associated Press.
Berlin, Dec. 19. The view taken iu offi
cial circlcshere of the quarrel between Franco
and Bulgaria, arising out of tho refusal of
the authorities of tho latter country to allow
a journalist named Chadouine, who was
recently expelled from Bulgaria, to return, is
that it will result in mischief.
A dispatch was received yesterday evening
from tbo German embassy at Constantinople
containing the substance of the protest made
to tho Grand Vizier by M. Cainbon, thoFronch
Ambassador at Constantinople, in which M.
Rlbot, the French Foreign Minister, accuses
the Bulgarian Government, besido tho Illegal
expulsion of M. Clmdoulnc, with insulting
tho French agent, M. Leuel, by setting a po
lice watch upon his tesideucc and, upon one
occasion, with arresting M. Lenel himself by
mistake, as the agent was entering his offices.
M. Leuel appears" to have been suspected of
secretly giving assistance to the Russo-Bulga-rians
Who wcie implicated iu military plots
against the Government.
M. Rlbot contends that Bulgaria, under the
capitulations of tho Berlin treaty, ought to
have applied to M. Leuel for permission to
arrest M. Chadouine, and that tho Porto must
now insist that Bulgaria Bhall npolonizo and
rescind the order of expulsion issued against
M. Chadouine, and thus wipe out by a public,
official recognition tho Insult to tho French
agent. Tho Grand Vizier immediately upon
receipt of the protest communicated with tho
government at Sofia and received a prompt
roplv. In this answer the authorities at Sofia
expressed regret that the incident had arisen,
but declared tlint thoy would adhere to their
right to expel M. Chadouine.
Tbo Bulgarian agent at Constantinople, in
communications addressed to tho German
and Austrian embaesies, couched In tho most
cordial terms, asserts that his government has
strong proof that tho French residency has
been made the focus of plots against M.
Stambuloff, tho Bulgarian Prime Minister.
Tho expulsion of M. Chadouine is but a
minor accident among frequent collisions be
tween M. Lenel and tho Bulgarian Ministers.
In relation to tho question of a breach of the
capitulations of the Berlin treaty, tho opinion
expressed in diplomatic circles is entirely
against M. Ribot.
It is not expected that tho French Foreign
Minister will venture to refer the dispute to
the Berlin treaty powers. Ho will probably
bully Bulgaria in order to please Russia and
keep the quarrel standing open until an op
portune moment shall arrive for tho begin
ning of active hostilities.
Over Secretary Noble's Decision as to
Oklahoma Town Sites.
Guthrie, Oklahoma, Dec. 19. Tho wild
est excitement prevailed all night over Secre
tary Nobld's decision, giving 150 acres more
to tho town sites. Thousands of people
staked lots and slept on the cold ground all
night and this morning 8,000 people are on
the ground. Many quarrelB are taking place
between old settlers and new claimants and
serious trouble will ensue. Five Tiunflred ne
groes, many of them armed, are1 now jump
ing lots and stealing fences, and unless they
can be stopped at onco thero will bo shooting
ratal Fall of a Houso.
San Francisco, Dec. 19. Tho residence oc
cupied hy a family named Krenze was blown
over by tho wind this morning and Mrs.
Krenze, her daughters, Amanda and Dottie,
her 6on Otto, and three workmen were buried
in tho ruins. Ono workman was killed and
tho others probably fatally injured. Mrs.
Kronzo and her daughters sustained a num
ber of bruises. Tho boy escaped unhurt.
The houso wasstaudinc on scuntlings, having
been raised to allow anothor story to be built
on the ground floor.
Murder at a Fair.
Fottsville, Pa,, Dec. 19. David Quinn,
aged 22 years, was stabbed to-night by Hal
Shaw, aged 18, and died ten minutes latter.
The stabblim'occurred at Centennial Hall,
whoro tho Knights of Pythias fair is being
held. Qulnn's sister complained to him that
6ho had been insulted by Shaw. Quinn ac
costed Shaw on tho subject, a quarrel ensued
and Shaw drawing a dagger, plunged it twice
into Qulnn's breaBt. Shaw escaped, but in
all probability will bo iu custody boforo morn
iug. nil . . -
CauKO of a fatal Explosion.
Si'kingvielp, Mo., Dec. 19. A boilor in
tiso by stone contractors near tho new Bald
win Theatre exploded, killing Engineer
Pnlllp Davis, Assistant Enclneer Robert
Baer, and fatally wounding Georgo Crows,
lnborer. Tho oxploslon was caused by turn
ing a stream of cold water iuto tho boiler,
which was hot and almost empty.
The Sonnto will bo in session to-morrow.
Government receipts yesterday 8110,214.
The House bus adjourned until uoxt Wednes
day. O. W. Bontloy, jr., was yesterday appointed
postmaster at Bentloy Springe, Md.
Tho amount of 41 per oent. bonds redeemed
to date S:i2,34:!,650, leaving outstanding S3.1C2,
150. Virginia postmusters appointed: W. B.
Towers, ut Ciiecayllla; C, B. Wilson, Iliokory
Introduction of bills and resolutions in the
Houso will not begin until attor tho holiday
Tho only business to bo transacted in tho
Houso next Weduesduy will bo in ref ireuce to
tho holiday recess resolution und u tho nu
nouueomeut of committees by the Speakoi.
Director of tlio Mint ijeech says arrnugo
meutahavo beeu perfected lor tho striking of
halCdollur, quarter dollar, nud ton-cent silver
pieces of tho new designs ut Philadelphia, Ban
Francisco, and New Orleans, beginning on tho
BLOODY RIOT IN BRAZIL.
SIXTY PERSONS REPORTED KILLED
.Sharp Fighting Hctwcon tho Populace and
Sold.Iors' in Pernamhuco Order Io
Rtorort as Soon as an Unpopular Gov
ernor Resigned Oflleo.
London, Dec. 19. A dispatch received this
evening from l'ernambuco states that a popu
lar uprising occurred in that city to-day against
the governor of tho province. Tho streets
quickly filled with throngs of riotous people
and it was found necessary to call out the
troops to quell the disorder. The officers in
command of the soldiers, seetuc that no other
means would avail, gave the order to firo
upon the mob, and 6harp fighting followed.
It is reported that sixty persons were killed
or wounded during tho conflict between the
populace and tho soldiers.
The dispatch also states that the governor
ot the province, seeing that the disorder would'
continue so long as ho remained in office, re
signed his position aud quiet was almost im
After the restoration of order tne members
of the Junta were cheered by the people as
they passod along the streets.
Rio Janeiro, Dec. 19. News was received
here to-day that a revolution has broken out'
in Espirito Santo, ono of the maritime
provinces of Brazil, and that tho Insurgents
had succeeded in deposing the vice governor
from office. Tho situation in the province of
Bahia, which bounds Espirito Sauto on the
north, is also critical. The government or
that province has been frequently transferred
from one military officer to another, and this
has had tho effect of alienating the civil
Great Excitement In Guatemala-
Citt or Guatemala, Dec. 19. Great ex
citement exists in this city. Don Laronzo
Mcntufar, the candidate for tho Presidency,
has armed his followers and is preparing to
pronounce himself elected.
M. de Montufar is one of tho most promi
nent men in Guatemala, having neen Minis
ter to tho United States for some time, and
has a lareo following. President Barillas is
very much alarmed, and is taking extra pre
cautions for his personal safety. Troops have
been stationed at tho President's residence
and the guard at tho National Palaco has
been doubled. It is thought by many that
the Barillas administration is nearing its end.
Cyrus W. Field at Death's Door.
New York, Dec. 19. David Dudley FielS
called at tho residence of his brother this
afternoon. When he was leaving tho houso
ho was asked whathisbrother's condition was..
"I was not allowed to see him," ho replied
"But from what I was told in the house I be
lieve he Is critically ill." "Is he liable to die
soon?" Mr. F. was a6ked. "Ho is liable to
die at any moment." Mr. Field also said that
Mrs. Lindloy was in about as critical a condi
tion as his brother.
Tlio JTodoratl on of Labor.
Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 19. Tho Ameri
can Federation of Labor adjurned to meet
next year in Philadelphia. Tho boycott on
Milwaukee beer, a resolution was adopted,
that tho struggle for an eight hour day bo re
newed in 1892, and that some affiliated "organi
zation to bo chosen to make tho fight, and an
agreement was unanimously adopted ini
reference to tho Knights of Labor, in tho form
of an address to tho working people of.
New Railroad In Virginia.
Roanoke, Va., Dec. 19. Tho last splko on
tho Roanoke and Southern Railroad, between'
this city and Win6tou, was drlveu to-day-Trains
will bo run on schedule about January.
Specie Exports anil IinportH.
Nhw York, Dec. 19. Exports of 6pecie
from Now York last week, $01,000 gold nnd
$120,203 silver. All tho gold and $9,550 In
silver went to South America, aud $110,658
In silver went to Europe, Imports of specio,
$985,902 gold, and $99,218 silver.
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Death of Rov. Dr. Iliiickloy.
Barnbtaple, Mas3,, Doc. 19. Rov. Fred
erick Hinckley, a well-known Unitarian cler
gyman, died yesterday aged 71. Ho has
served pastorates In Washington, D, C,; New
burgh, N. Y.; Trentou, N. J.; nartford, Conn.,,
and several Eastern cities.
$9,000,000 for tho Cherokee Strip.
Muskogee, I. T., Dec. 19. Word has been,
received by telephone to-day that the Chero
kee Council and tho United States commis
sion have agreed upon the Bale and purchase
of tho Cherokee strip for tho consideration of
For tho Dlstrlot of Columbia, Maryland, nnd
Virginia, warmer; fair, but with increasing
cloudiness; nearly stationary tompernture;
light varlablo winds; probably warmer, fair
Thermometer readings yesterday: Sn.'m., 31;
13 in., 3U; B p. in., ill. Maximum, 47; minimum,
17. Temperature sumo date last year. Mux
mum, 4:.'; minimum, U0.
Christmas Day game: AU-Washlugtou vs.
Columbia Athletic Club. Capitol Park ut 12.
m, Admission, 50 cents, '