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IS IT WAR OR PEACE?
CONFLICTING VIEWS AS TO 1HK
Facts "Which Show ho Government is
Preparing for War 1'acillo Assurances
From Ofllclals The Remarkable
Dinner Party at Smior Montt's Last
"Is It war or peace?" was still the qucstiou
around town yesterday among people who
take an Interest in the Chilian affair, notwith
standing the positive declarations of Assistant
Secretary Soley ami others that there was no
thought of war in naval circles. With those
who have been following closely the courau of
events in the Chilian matter, little rcliaueo
was placed In the pacific assurances of the As
sistant Secretary of the Navy. Any number
of facts are known that point unmistakably to
the conclusion that the Gevernmcnt is
preparing for war, and has been
straining every nerve for days to
put the Navy in shape for effective operations
against Chili should that country refuse to
come to time. It is known, for instance,
that influential members of Congress have
been consulted in the last few days regarding
the matter of extraordinary appropriations to
meet the expenses of the operations under
way and the still creator expenses that would
be incurred should hostilities actually break
out. It is also known that all available guns
and mountlims for coast defense have been
shipped from the East lo Sun Francisco,
which is the port most likely to bo attacked
by the Chilian gunboats, should those hot
beaded Southerners undertake, as they prob
ably would, "to carry the war into Africa."
These things are known in addition to the
undeniable fact that work of all sorts on
naval vessel, ordnance and projectiles, is
being pushed with feverish energy in every
navy yard and gun foundry In the country.
People who see nothing but peace in the
prospect were la6t night pointing as an un
answerable argument to the remarkable din
ner party given at the house of Senor Montt,
the Chilian Minister. At this dinner Secre
tary Blaine was the guest of honor, while
about the table were ex-Mayor Grace, of New
York, who was financially and otherwise
interested in the success of the Con
cessional party in Chili in the fiaht against
Balmaceda; mid Senor RlcaiOo Trumbull, a
member olthi Chilian Congress, whose alleged
connection with the shipment of arms on the
ltatu is still ireMi in ever body's mind. Other
guests at the dinner weio the Mexican Min
ister, Senor Romero; the Argentine and Sal
vadonan Minister, Senators Slewait and
Morgan, and Repn seutativo McCreury, a
member of the Foreign Affairs Commit! co of
the House. The fact that Secretary Blaine
was dining with the Minister of Chill was
pointed to as irrefutable evidence that
white-winged peace was hovering in
serene somnolence over the continent, from
Fassamaquoddy to Punta Arena?, all the
alleged preparations for war to the contrary
notwithstanding. But those who knew the
facts about the latter did not allow Senor
Montt's diplomatic dinner party to disturb
their belief, however much the Sonor's rare
viands might disturb his guests' digestions.
They pointed out that It was not the ilist time
m diplomatic history that Ambassadors dined
together over night only to exchange declara
tions of war in the morning.
State and Navy Officials Take Opti
mistic Views of the Situation.
There can be no doubt of the desire of the
officers of the State and Navy Departments to
allay any apprehensions of war between the
United States and Chill that may have been
caused by alarming newspaper publications.
Secretary Tracy said yesterday: "The talk
of war is nil in tho newspapers." The Sec
retary further showed some Impatleuco at the
reiteratlou of warlike stories, and said em
phatically that they were without foundation,
and that there was nothing in tho situation to
warrant their acceptance. He called attention
to the fact that the U. S. S. Boston, which had
just arrived at Valparaiso, had sailed promptly
for San Francisco, and repeated what Assistant
Secretary Soley had previously said "that
not a single vessel of tho Navy is now under
orders to proceed to Chili."
Mr. Soley was subsequently asked to ex
plain the departure of tho Charleston from
Honolulu for Valparaiso on tho 17th as re-
Eorted from the Hawaiian Islands, In reply
o Bald that he did not believe that the Char
leston had taken any such course and that ho
was sure she was not going to Chili.
The oflicials at the State Department were
non-communicative of news but took such au
optimistic view of the situation as to warrant
a belief (strengthened by the fact that Secre
taries Blaino aud Tracy had yesterday been
in consultation with the President) that some
news of a most reassuring character has been
received from the American representatives in
This Looks Like Business.
San Francisco, Dec. 20. Tho cruiser San
Francisco, fiae6hip of tho Pacific squadron,
with Hear Admiral George Brown on board,
put to sea from this port this uf ternoon under
sealed orders. It was stated tho ciuleer might
put Into Monterey Bay for guu practice, but
the fact that tho cruiser has an unusually
large quantity of guns and ammunition aboard
added to the fact that a number of sailors aud
marines loft here on the Pacific Mail Co's
6teamor Sun Jose last Wednesday for Acapul
co, where it is understood they will bo drafted
into tho cruiser Charleston's crow when she
arrives fron Honolulu, leads to tho belief that
the San Frauci6co is ou her way to join tho
Charleston at Acapulco, whence both vessels
will proceed to Chill.
Total redemptions of 41 per cent, bonds $22,
415,000; outstanding $3,058,800.
SENATOR PIiTJAIB'S SUCCESSOR.
Many Candidates The Whole State
of Kansas Agitated.
Topeka, Kan., 'Dec. 20. Tho succession to
tho seat in tho United States Senate, made
vacant by Senator Plumb's death, is agitating
tho wholo State. Before the funeral of tho
lato Senator tho probable candidates had
some delicacy about announcing themselves,
but now that tho funeral is over tho candi
dates have swarmed into the field in legions.
Tho chief candidate now and the one who
to all nppearances has tho best chance of ap
pointment seems to be Genera 1 Simpson. Wil
liam Hlcglns, Secretary of State1, who has
been on terms of tho closest political intimacy
with Governor Humphrey, in an interview
this morning at Topoka said hu favored Mr.
Simpson's candidacy. This statement is be
lieved to be skinificaut ou account of tho inti
macy between Mr. Hlgains and tho Governor,
and is known to indicate the Governor's
personal preference. A majoritv of the
practical politicians of tho State aro with Mr.
Higgins in his desire to seo Mr. Simpson ap
pointed. Mr. Simpson has always been a
staunch Republican. It was ho who
managed Governor Humphrey's campaign
against Willetts, the Farmers' Alliance
candidate, a year aco, and who pulled the
Governor through, although tho majority of
the other Republican candidates were de
feated. The Governor is known to regard
him favorably. Ho is regarded as a candidate
with exceptional chances for success from the
view both of fitness aud availability.
George 11. Peck, until to-day was supposed
to bo running a close race with Mr. Simpson.
To-dny Mr. Peck declared himself not a candi
date. He 6aid: "I am not a candidate for the
position, aud could not accept it if it was
Ex-Congressman Perkins is believed to
be another strong candidate. Ho was one of
the Republican candidates who went down in
tho general Republican disaster a year ago
when the Alliauco 6wept every thing before it.
He is an avowed candidate. The Governor is
known to be ambitious to go to Congress,
and if Mr. Decrkins, who livis in tho Gov
ernor's district, should bo out of the way,
there would be no doubt of his getting the
nomination at least.
J. W. Addy, of the same district, who is
now United States District Attorney for the
District of Kansas City, is another. Major J.
D. Hudson, editor and proprietor of the
Topeka Capitol, tho Republican organ of
ICausns, will announce his candidacy through
the columns of his newspaper to-morrow. The
intimate friends of ex-Congressman Morrill
say be would accept the Senatorial appoint
ment should Governor Humphrey tender it to
While the cm rales of Ingalls are makisg a
great deal of noise, they are not having it
their own way hy any means. There is really a
quiet undercurrent in his favor. The ex-Senator
was In the city to-day, but he would not talk
for print. There is a swarm of lesser candi
dates, but the cljims of none of them, it is be
lieved, will be seriously considered. Gov
ernor Ilumphsey has escaped the annoyances
of the campaign by isolating himself at his
home, at Independence, Kan. Ho still de
clines to talk on the Senatorial succession.
Topeka, Kan., Dec. 26. Ben Simpson has
withdrawn from the raco for Senatorial ap
pointment. He will announce tho fact in an
interview which will appour in tho Capitol
A ROMANTIC LOVE AFFAIR.
A Remarkable Courtship Ends in a
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 20. A quiet
little wedding occurred yesterday in St. Paul
that was the culminating feature of a most
remarkable courtship. Tho bride was Anna
Phyllis Warde, a nieco of Julia A. Wardo
Howe, and tho groom a young man named
Andrew Johnson, tho St. Paul representative
of the New York Electric Supply Company.
The youncr Now Yorker was a pleasant fel
low to know, and was well bred. Three years
ago he met in Now York Miss "Warde. The
acquaintance ripened into a lovo affair, to
which Miss Warde's mother, n wealthy widow,
Btrenuously objected on the ground that young
Johnson was an adventurer. The girl was
hurried off to Europe and young Johnsou
Last Saturday Mr. Johnson went to Chicago
on business. Ho walked into tho dining-room at
tho Leland. Ho was ushered to a tea table,
whoso only occupants were an elderly lady
and a young one. It was not until he was
close upon them that tho youne man recog
nized his former fiance and her hard-hearted
mamma, Tho eyes of tho pair met simultane
ously, and there was a scone. M168 Warde,
rushed forward to greet the now arrival. Ho
threw his arms around tho heiress and kissed
her then and there. That settled it. Madame
Warde raved and declared that tho acquaiut
onco must end at once, but tho young couple
eluded her vigilance, skipped to St. Paul and
Census Clerks to he Furloughed,
Owing to the insufficiency of tho appropria
tion for tho taking of tho Eleventh Census,
about 200 clerks of the census bureau will be
furloughed between tho 1st and 35th of Jan
uary, for thirty or sixty days without pay.
Government receipts yesterday 51,550,775.
Tho Treasury Department is iuformed that a
premium of 5 percent, had been paid by cer
tain gentlemen in Ohio lor a number of 2 per
cent, bonds to bo used in tho organization of a
Natioual Bank in that State.
At Shady Side, Md., 11. A. Owlngs is tho new
O. M. Knight lias been appointed postmaster
Secretary Noblo received a tologram from
Cherokee Commission stating that the treaty
with tho Indians for tho cession to the United
States of tho Cherokee Strip is now before the
Counoll of tho Cherokee Nution for conforma
tion, with good prospects of early and favora
INSANE ASYLUM HORROR.
DEMENTED VICTIMS YIELDED
THEIR LIVES TO THE FLAMES.
Iliindrods of Crazy Men and Women
Yelled Like Demons, While With
Terrible Eostsoy or Pitiful Fear
They Stared Into the Roaring: Flames.
Poktiac, Mich., Dec. 20. Fire was dis
covered in tho north wing of tho Eastern
Michigan Insane Asylum this morning. Tho
names spread with fearful rapidity, and with
the limited facilitcs at hand tho firemen were
powerless. Fifteen minutes after the first
alarm was sounded, the occupants of tho wing
500 women wcra turned loose. Screaming
frantically with terror tho mnnlacs surged
through the corridors, whero the air was
already filled with smoke. Tongues
of llamo wore vislblo through it all,
and tho sight filled the demented
creatures with terror. Some ran like wild
animals, trampling their slower companions
in their mad effort to escape. Others were
paralyzed with fright and stood rooted to tho
spot witn eyes staring horridly into tho roar
ing fire. Tho attendants performed deeds of
heroism in the endeavor to rescue the helpless.
Rushing hither and thither, dragging tho
hesitating ones from their rooms, they drove
the insane women into tho open air. When
sorne were once upon the outside, they
would break away and rush for the building
Superintendent Burr and his assistants ou
the medical staff gave directions for the re
moval of the inmates, and by their excellent
and valiant labors, all, it is believed, were
Report is going about that several women
were seen at tho windows after the patients
were supposed to bo all out. They had torn
every vestlgo of clothing from their persons
and were laughing in hideous glee at tho ap
proach of tho flames. When last seen thev
were standing in the midst of sheets of llic,
gesticulating wildly, and wiih their long hair
flying disheveled about their faces. By 11:15
o'clock the entire wing of the building was
wrapped in flames. The attendants had done
all in their power, and nothing was left but to
trv to save the rest of the asvlum from the
Spectators declare they heard shrieks of
anguish from tho awful pyres as of demented
victims yielding their lives to tho flames, but
in the confusion it was impossible to distin
guish the screams of tho frightened maniacs
without from tho expiring outcry of the vic
tims within, if any there were. A streuous
effort was made to convey tho patients to the
cottage for safe-keeping, it was utterly im
possible. Some few of them were Induced to
retire to the shelter, but the great majority of
the 500 demented women huddled together in
tho oold, piercing wind and gazed with terror.
Upon the discovery of tho fire tho Pontlac
department was notified. When the first
stream was turned upon tho building,tho north
wing was seen to bo doomed and every effort
was made to stop tho fire at tho centre. A
few minutes later citizens of Pontlac began to
arrive ou tho scene, aud soon an army of
several hundred men were at work. "With
this additional assistance the women were
forced to retire from tho scene. Those who
had run away into tho woods wore brought
back and placed in tho cottages. There were
willing hands In plenty and the unfortunates
were soon made us comfortable as possible.
Tho fear was tho flro would muko its way
across to tho south wing, where nearly 700
men were confined. Preparations were Im
mediately made to remove tho men if it be
came necessary. Insldo the south wing, from
tbo moment the flames camo in sight, tho
wildest excitement prevailed. The 700 crazy
men tore about tho narrow confines of their
rooms yelling liko demons, not from fear, as
it seemed, but rather with exultation. The
Sre filled them with a toniblo ecstasy. A few
appreciated tho danger and their terror was
At 1 o'clock tho firemen were confident
they had tho flames under control. At tho
time the flro was fiercest just over tho main
eutvanco tho north wing was a ruiu. The
roof had fallen in, Tho worst seemed to be
over. A few minutes later a steamer arrived
from Detroit aud the fire fiend was conqured
to all appearances, although there wub still a
stubborn blazo in tho central portion. Tho
preparations for tho rescue of tho insane men
in tho event of an emergency were not abated.
Not A Jjife "Was Lost.
The massive main building of tbo Eastern
Michigau In6ano Asylum is to-night a smoul
dering mass of ruins, and nearly all tho in
mates aro huddled together like cattle in tho
surrounding asylum cottages, Not one lifo
so far is known to have been lOBt during the
conflagration, but scores of tho poor lunatics
who were forced to stand in tho bitterly cold
blizzards for hours before they could bo
housed have suffered severely. Many, too, it Is
bolleved have escaped to tho woods during
the excitement, and searching parties aro
now out in quest of them. The loss will not
fall below $-500,000; fully Insured.
Many Persons Injured.
A number of tho women who were In tho
building first destroyed were severely burned
in being removed, but prompt attendance
averted any serious consequences. James
Lyon, Frederick Linton and another attend
ant, whose name could not be learned, had a
narrow escape while fighting the flames on
the fourth floor. When tho flames were lapping
their skins, a long ladder was procured and
the men rescued just as they were on the
point ot falling back into tho raging furnace.
A number of other narrow escapes occurred
and but few of tho attendants escaped with
out severe burns.
AVult Whltiuuu Sinking Fast.
Philadelphia, Deo. 20. Walt "Whitman
suffered "another relapse this aftoruopn and
his physlciaus said to-nleht that he was sluic
ing fa6t aud would hardly survive until morning.
IN A GOVERNMENT SHIP.
The Constellation Will Carry Food
to Famine Stricken Russians.
Tho correspondence which has passed be
tween Senator Washburn, of Minnosota, and
Secretary of tho Navy Tracy, in refcrenco to
the uso of a naval vessol to transport to
Europe tho breadstuffs contributed in this
country for tho relief of tho famine sufferers
in Russia, is given out for publication. Sona
tor Washburn In his letter stated that these
contributions aro likely to reach n volume
sufficiently largo to mako a full cargo for an
ordinary Government vessel, and that it had
occurred to him in view of tho amicable re
lations that have so 1 ong existed between tho
Russian Government and our own, and the
sympathy aud friendliness shown by that
Government to our country, above all. in tho
hour of its greatest peril, would bo a graceful
act for our Government at this timo to furnish
a vessel to transport this cargo to a Russian
Tho replv of Secretary Tracy, written on
Christmas Day, was as follows:
"It glves.me pleasure to say that tho Navy
Department concurs heartily In this proposal,
and will williugly do all in Its power to
further so generous and suitable a project.
"The friendly relations between the United
States aud Russia date back to tho beginning
of our national existence. Upon more than
one occasion when this country has been
visited by misf ortune,or has found itself lanor
ing under the stress of foreign or domestic
conflict, the Government of Russia, moved by
a spirit of friendship far beyond that Implied
by tho ordinary relations of peaceful inter
course between nations, has given tho
strongest proof of sincere attachment and re
gard for this country. Especially at those
critical moments wheu friends have been
most needed, and bavo been most difficult to
find, tho courageous and outspoken sympathy
of Russia has had a powerful Influence upon
tho views and conduct of other European
"It is a duty no less than a pleasure to
every patriotic American to do all that lies in
his power to mako return for this friendly
and disinterested service. It is in accordance
with the principles and practice of this Gov
ernment to assist as far as it may in bringing
relief to those in suffering aud distress; and
6uch measures have a peculiar fitness when
their object is to give succor to a tried and
steadfast friend. Nor can it bo doubted that
by providing a conveyance for this generous
gift of its citizens, it rightly surrouuds au act
of privato benevolence with tho spirit of pub
lic aud national good will.
"The sailing 6hip Constellation, now at An
napolis, which was formerly used upon a like
occasion to carry food to the starving popu
lation of Ireland, is available for tho pro
posed service. She will carry about 0,000
barrels of Hour, aud can bo sent at short no
tice to any point that may be most convenient
for the shipment of her cargo."
ANOTHER FATAL COL.L.ISION.
A riufiinan's Negligence Caused Killing
of Three Men.
Marquette, Mion., Dec. 20. A collision
occurred at 8:30 a. m. today, between two
freight traius on the Duluth, South Shore, and
Atlantic Railway by which three men were
killed. Tho accident was between Champion
Tho Champion operator had Instructions to
bold tho eastbound copper train, but neg
lected to put out a fiag. Tho train rushed by
and on a down grade at the reverse curvb
nearly under tho C. is N. W. overhead cross
ing met a westbound freight, neither engi
neer seeing tho other train because of a thick
snowstorm. Erall Van Open, fireman of tho
copper train, and Johu Harlocher, of Cairo,
Mich., forward brakeman on tho samo train,
were killed outright, while John Beany, tho
engineer of tbo copper train, had his back and
legs broken, and died to-night. The west
bound crew escaped injury. South Shore
trains are using tho C. & N. "W. track from
Michigammo to Ishpoming until tho wreck is
cleared. A coroner's jury was taken to tho
scene of tho wreck of tho afternoon.
MYSTERY OF A MAIL POUCH.
Disappeared From a Mall Wagon
Thousands of Dollars Lost.
New York, Dec. 20. Tho inspectors and
ofllclals of tho postoflico here aro losing sleep
trying to solvo tho mystery ot tho disappear
ance of a pouch of registered mail last
Wednesday. Many thousand dollars must
have been contained in It, and it vaulshcd os
utterly as vapor does in sunshine. Tho
pouch is supposed to have been lost from
tbo mail wagon which brought it from tbo
railway station in Jersey City to the post
office here, but whether it fell out by acci
dent or was stolen by skillful and daring
thieves is yet unknown.
II. nubbard, a railway mail servlco clerk,
was in chargo ot tho pouch and is in tho
disagreeable position of being unable to tell
how ho failed to dollver it here.
Mrs. Giilig Divorced.
Yankton, S. D., Dec. 20. Mrs. Amy Gii
lig, wife ot Charles A, Gilllg, president of
Gilllg's United States Exchange, Charing
Cross, Loudon, has been divorced from her
husband hero. Tho application charged non
support and desertion. Giilig filed an answer
setting forth a mutual separation six years
ago, upon discovery that his wife was inti
mate lvith a well-known Loudon clergyman.
Tho custody of their child was denied Elm.
Exterminate the Christians.
Teheran, Dec. 20. Tho priests still main
tain their interdict agaiust uso of tobacco and
the people obey them implicitly. A some
what dangerous feature of the matter is tho
attitude taken against Christians. Tho walls
ot tho city has been placarded with appeals to
Moslems, calling upon them to unite their
forces aud exterminate the Christians,
JOINING THE INVADERS.
THE REVOLUTION IN MEXICO SAID
TO RE GAINING GROUND.
More Fighting Reports That Gamargo
Has Bocn Captured and That
Regular Mexican Soldiers Have De
clared for tho Revolutionists.
St. Louis, Dec. 20. A special from Laredo,
Tex., says news to-day from tho seat of
trouble is to the offect that more fighting has
been engaged in with slight losses on both
sides. Last night it was reported that tho
revolutionists had captured Camargo aud that
Can Sandival was on tho march with 2,000
men to join Garza. There is somo talk to tho
effect that a ceneral in the Mexican army has
declared for tho revolutionists and will march
with tho soldiers in his command to join tho
invaders. Theso reports are all very meagre
and cannot be traced to any particular source,
but there are those who credit the rumors.
Garza Is Boastful.
Eagle Pass, Tex., Dec. 20. Sergeant Fink
with eight men left here this morning for
Peuquatcho, crossing on tho Rio Grande forty
miles below, looking after Garza. Jefo Po
litico Manuel Rosas left Piedras Negras on a
similar mission with a company of Mexican
rurales for tho samo crossing. Tho authorities
havo been advised. It is probable, ho will at
tempt to enter Mexico at that pointith a
part of his band. A 'letter from Garza was
shown to-day which stated that Diaz did not
have gold enough to buy his pan (bread).
This was written before ho took up tho sword.
Quietus on Garza's Hopes.
Rio Grande, Tex., Dec. 20. Tho main
lbody of tho revolutionist party, pursued by
Lieut. Langhorne, rode through without stop
ping to whero Garza was, near the Rondodo
ranche, in Zapata County, and reported tho
occurrence to him of tho killing of Edd
6trom. Garza is reported to have said that
tho action in attacking the troops of this
Government placed a quietus on his hopes
of revolution against Mexico, inasmuch
as ho now had no asylum when
pursued by Mexican troops. Ho at once
assembled what men he could and crossed into
Mexico near the Arrieror ranche, above Mier,
and it is said that he contemplates attacking
that place or Carmargo or Gutro in the next
few days. These reports aro given for what
they are worth, and, while they are believed
to be true insomuch as they concern Garza's
Intentions, his plans more often than not fail
in the execution, and the report then appears
Action In Washington.
Tho President summoned General Schofield
to tho White House yesterday afternoon, and
had a long consultation with him in regard to
tho Garza troubles on tho Mexican frontier.
Major General Schofield received through
tha Mexican Minister, Senor Romero, official
dispatches confirmatory of tho engagement
between Captain Bourko and a detachment df
Garza's band of revolutionists.
General Schofield says that if captured
Garza's men will be Indicted individually for
Violation of tho neutrality laws, and for
murder, as they fired upon and killed a United
Tho dispatches were referred to tho At
torney Geueral for such action us ho deemed
When asked about it to-day, Attorney Gen
eral Miller said that all persons offending
agaiust the law will be prosecuted but ,lt was
always necessary to first catch your hare.
THE EPIDEMIC OF INFIjUENZA.
Tho Malady Delared to Be Infectious and
Berlin, Dec. 20. Tho epidemic of iuflu
enza still prevails in Galicla, Eastern Prussia,
and Berlin. The arja In which tho malady is
common, however, is lessening to the west
ward. An address recently delivered by Pro
fessor Nothnagel, ot VIeuna, upon the origin
and treatment of tho disease is the talk of tho
hour among medical men. Professor Noth
nagel declared that tho malady is distinctly
minsmatic in character, and that it is cer
tainly infectious aud probably contagious.
Ho also stated that persons having cardiac
affections and those suffering from tuber
culosis have most causo to fear a fatal result.
There is no specific means of euro, the Pro
fessor says, Treatment by auti-pyrene, anti
fobrlno and phenacetine is unadvisablo iu
cases whero tho disease is accompanied by any
form of congestion of tho lungs or weakness
of the heart. Such cases aro bettor treated
with stimulants liko digitalis or brandy, or
by the subcutaneous injection of camphor.
Mrs. Francs Hodgson Burnett, tho author
of "Llttlo Lord Fauntloroy," has taken tho
Theatre Royal, London, for tho production of
her now play, "Tho Showman's Daughter."
Isaac Sawtollo, who murdered his father,
Hiram, died of apoplexy iu his cell at tho State
prisoh, Concord, N. H., yesterday.
Hudyard Kipling, tho popular story writer,
is engaged to bo married to tho sister of Wol
cott Balestier, tho young American novelist,
who died at Dresden recently.
Jool Texter, tho lanrest land owner In East
ern Pennsylvania, is dead, uged 07 years.
Juilgo Cullon, of tho Delawaro Stato Courts,
was seized with a congestive chill, and his con
dition is rogurdod as very critical.
For tho District of Columbia, Maryland, and
Virginia, fair Suuday and Monday; much
cooler, tbo temperature will fall about 30 by
Sunday night; high northwesterly windd.
Thermometer readings yesterday: 8 u. m., 52;
12 m.. 56; 8 p. m., 48, Maximum, GO; minimum,
42. Temperature samo dato lust year. Max
in um,;J3; minimum, 21.
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