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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
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exclusive 'eatures
Increasing cloudiness to-day,
rain at night To-morrow rain.
Yesterday's .temperature -Maximum,
6b; minimum, 33. "
NO. 2305
WASHINGTON. D. C. MONDAY. JANUARY 27, 1913.
ONE CENT.
DECLARE PEACE
PARLEY AT END; '
TO RESUME WAR
Allies Take Action at Secret
Meeting in Hotel Notify
Turk Delegates To-day.
RUPTURE BELIEVED FINAL
Probable Plan of Campaign Calls for
Assaults on Tchatalja and
Adrianople.
London Jan W. The representatives
of the Balkan States at the peace con
Terence here held a special meeting this
afternoon and decided that the negotia
tions looking to a settlement of the
Turko-Balkan war, which have been
pursuing their desultory naj towards
linai disagreement for more than
month, should be broken off at once.
This decision means a resumption of the
war within a few days unless Turkey
should request more time for delibera
tion.
To-day's meeting of the peace repre
scntatives, which was the first held on a
Sunday, created considerable of a stir in
such parts of official life as heard of
the session They did not meet in their
regular place, fat James Palace, but by
pre-arrangement met at the Hyde Park
Hotel. The meeting lasted an hour and
at Its close only a brief announcement
"vas made.
Notify Turk To-dny.
This was to the effect that the dele-
gates had decided to break off the peace
negotiations with Turkey and to appoint
a committee to carry the decision into
effect. This committee it is expected
will be named to-morrow and will at
once send word to the Turkish delegate-
The committee did not state the length
of time it would wait to hear any
further request from Turkey
The rupture In the negotiations, whicli
it. generallj believed to-night to be final,
would have happened vesterday, it is
learned, but the Servians were await
ing Instructions from Belgrade. These
instructions', it is understood reached
London during the night, and the Ser
ians were at once placed in position to
join with the other allies in terminating
the negotiations
With, the war party now in power in
Constantinople, it is not believed Turkej
will ask for any further negotiations as
the recent coup d etat in the Turkish
capital was brought about by objection
to the yielding of Adrianople, the point
in which the allies all along have in
sisted Previi us to the "-pedal meeting
of tho Balkan delegates, word had been
received from Thrace that tho allies
were preparing rapidls for a strong offen
sive campaign against Adrianople and
Trhatalja
lMnn of CninpMlBll.
Th Bulgarian", it is said, plan to at
lack these two points with the possible
ftddltion of the Gallipoli peninsula If
the latter is assailed, however, Tchatalja
will be the final object of the operations
The Greeks then plan to force the Darda
iclles and make a great assault on Con
stantinople W hile the Greeks are operat
ing from the Dardanelles, the allies, it
is undir-tood will attempt to force the
South end of Tchatlaja lines along the
stacoast with the fire of the Greek war
ships to aid them
A -detachment of Servians will be ent
to aid the Montenegrins in the campaign
sgainst Scutari It is known that at this
time Janina is being approached by o0 -rOi
Greeks in semi-circular formation
The Greeks have never signed the armis
tice and have continued operations al
most constantl for the past month The
prevailing winter weather is in the Turks
favor, but despite this, the Greeks seem
to be making considerable progress
It is reported that Roumania has made
the offer to Bulgaria to put SO COO men in
the held against Turkej. The price is
the same strip of territory previously de
manded for Roumanians neutrality, but
Bulgaria again has declined emphatlcalls .
Corn Clren Montenegrins.
icttinje. Jan 2a Two million' kilo
grams of corn presented to the Monte
negrin people by the Czar of Russia has
arrived bj steamer at Antivari. The
iorn will immediately be distributed to
relieve the distress caused bj the war
MEXICANS TRYING TO
MAKE PEACE PACT
Attempts Are Not Taken Seriously.
Minor Battles Are
Reported.
Peace conferences are being held at
Guadaloupe and San Ignacio, on the
Mexican border thirty miles southeast of
Juarez, acooiding to dispatches to the
htale Department to dav It is stated
that four rebel leaders alazar Roque.
Antonio Rojas and Gomez are partici
pating in the conferenees. They have a
total force of about 40) men with them
While there bas been much peaee talk
ilong the border during the last vveck, it
is not taken very seriously in Washing
tun In the first place, it is not believed
that anv of the rebel leaders are com
petent to make a peace pact and provide
-inv guarantee that its terms will be ob
served The forces of the insurrectos are
so split up into small bands, most of
which act wholly independently of each
other that it is not believed a majority
would abide by the terms of any peace
' made by any one leader or group of lead
ers The authority of the men who are
talking with the rebel generals also Is
questioned and there is some doubt as
to whether thev are in a position to
Fpeak for the Madero government.
Several minor engagements between
1 ederals and insurrectos have taken
1 lace In Durango and Zacatecas recently.
according to State Department informa
tion.
HUNTER FINDS HIMSELF AT
SHOOTING LODGE EQUIPPED
WITH DRESS SUIT AND PUMPS
Sacramento. Cal, Jan X Patrick Cal
houn, of the United Railroads, discov
ered when he started from a shooting
lodge near Suiun that his duch shooting
outfit consisted of a dress suit, silk hos
iery, and patent leather pumps p C,
Hale, who arrived in Sacramento, dis
covered when he started to dress for a
t-ocial function that his attire roust eith
er be the business suit he was wearing
pr a canvass suit and hip boots.
LUCK! ASK THIS MAN
HE GETS POLICIES. ALL RIGHT
HOW? HE SHOULD WORRY
Special to The WtthiDslou Hctmld
Spokane, Wash, Jan 2tu That Provi
dence, as well as the mouse and the
matches, is allied with the fire Insurance
solicitor was demonstrated at Wanat
chee. -Wash, when I R Brubakcr called
at the dalrj of Cedargreen Brothers to
urge the proprietors to take out a policy
with his company. While Brubaker was
talking to one member of the firm the
other was stirlng a kettle of boiling tar
near bj. The tar caught fire and a
bucket of water was applied, causing
an exnlnslon that bumncd both members
of the firm and the insurance solicitor
across the room.
Clouds of smoke poured forth. Wilt the
timely arrival of the fire department
prevented a scrlons conflagration The
Insurance man lost a fine thatch of hair
In the lire and his clothing was singed.
But before the Are department had left
the scene he had convinced the owners
of tho plant that lire insurance was a
good thlijg. and he carried a freshly
signed policy In his battered coat
PLANllKEEP
HOMEJCAPITAL
Assistant Secretary of State
and Mrs. Wilson to Live
Here After March 4.
WILL TOUR EUROPE
Official Plant to Keep ia Touch with
National Public
Life.
It beeame known here yesterdav tliat
the Assistant Secretary of Stata and
Mrs Huntington Wilson have engaged
passage for Europe on March is next
and will spend several months following
the inauguration of I'resident-elcet Wil
son in motoring through trance and
Italy It is Mr Wilsons intention to
withdraw from the State Department
just as soon after March as is on
venient for the new Secretary of Mate
Upon March 4 next Mr Wilson will
have been sixteen vears lacking two
months. In the diplomatic service of the
United States, though he is but thirty
seven yiars of age Nine vears of this
service was spent at the American Em
bassy at Tokyo and the rest at the
Department of State, with the exception
of several months in 1910, when ho wis
sent to Turkev as Ambassador on special
mission Mr Wilson- lias held the office
of Assistant Secretary of State through
out the Taft administration, and partly
by reason of the fact that Secretary of
State Knox was twice sent abroad on
special missions bv President Taft, Mr.
Wilson has had unsuual responsibilities
in the management of the foreign affairs
f the United Mates He also has been
directly in charge of the reorganization
of the diplomatic Fervicc since the minor
posts were placed on a civil service
basis.
Mr Wilson is quite Independent of his
salary as a government official, by vir
tue of a private income, and he has re
cently informed his friends that he has
made no definite plans beyond those for
a long vacation ifter March 4 During
the last campaign, Mr W iison took the
stump for President Taft, and it is un
derstood that he intends to take an
active interest in politics In the future
In view of his unusual connection with
the foreign relations of the United States,
u Is expected that he will find oppor
tunity for discussing them in speeches
and writings
Though expecting to be absent from
the country for several months "Mr and
Mrs. W ilon will keep their K Street
residence in this city for another year
In connection with the forthcoming
change of administration, Alvey A. Adee,
Second Assistant Secretary of State, who
has held that office continuously for
nearly twentv seven years, and who has
been In the utplomatlc service, for nearly
forty -three years is understood to have
informed a friend recently that he hopes
to enjoy several months' vacation in
Europe this v ear
Mr. Adee was born at Astoria, N T ,
November 7 IS'I, and has been con
tinuously in tlic diplomatic service since
September 9 l;n Bv reason of his ex
ceptionally long service in the non
political branch of the executive gov
ernment, and the fact that changing ad
ministrations served only to advance
him to higher posts Mr. Adee is re
garded in Washington as just about as
close an approximation to a nonpartisan
as is possible He is regarded as one
of the highest authorities on interna
tfbnal law In the United States His ad
vancing vears have apparently had no
effect on Mr Adee s capacity for work,
and he is stifl bearing a large share
of the burden in the direction of the
affairs of the State Department. In ad
dition to his high abilities as an expert
in foreign relations. Air Adee is also a
linguist, a skilled photographer, and in
able student in biological research
TRAINS GIRLS FOR SONS
SERVANTS BECOME WIVES
UNIQUE SCHEME SUCCESS
St LouK Mo , Jan. 26 Mrs. Louis J
Tichacek, of WIS South Grand Avenue,
trains servant girls irl her own home to
be wives for her sons She has made
three of these matches, and they have
been so successful that she has plans
for keeping her personally conducted
matrimonial system In operation until
all nine sons have taken servants of the
family as wives.
The father of this Interesting family of
nine sons and a daughter also has a
sy stem As iach son reaches the age of
sixteen he is given an Interest In the
father's business and becomes an active
partner In it. Tichacek has just taken
his eighth son. Harry, Into the firm
"Their mother finds their wives and I
put them in business and everybody is
happy," says Tichacek.
air Tichacek is a wealthy marble man
ufacturer and former State Representa
tive With executive foresight Mrs
Tichacek preserves the line of succes
sion by always having one or more
household servants in training when the
senior in rank is approaching the end of
the allotted fiv e-year period.
rprnd the Lenten Season In the utn.
Make your plans now. Splendid resorts
at ABheville. the Land of the Sky ; Aiken,
Augusta, Columbia, Charleston, Savan
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VICTIM OF GAS
SOUGHTAS LOST
William Lane, Aged Seventy
seven, with Life Almost
Extinct, Resuscitated.
RUSHED TO HOSPITAL
Physicians in Ambulance, Equipped
with Apparatus, Make Re- '
markable Record.
His lungs filled with illuminating gas
and his heart beats ilmost stilled. Will
lam Lane, seventy-seven years old a
retired lumberman of Oshkosh W Is ,
was saved from death in a hotel room
yesterday afternoon by two physicians
irom emergency Hospital who, for the
first time, used a pulmotor which had
Just been put In the electric ambulanee
equipment "
Lane, found unconscious In the gis
filled room, was not breathing when Dr
Harry S Lewis, superintendent of Emer
gency Hospital, and Dr Arthur Zlnk
han, an aid. reaehed his side The
plivsiclans could barely detect the pulse
Life was all but extinct and had the
doctors been a minute later. Lane would
have been dead beyond recall
If this pulmotor can save him" said
Dr Lewis as he was adjusting the ap
paratus, it can bring them back from
the dead ' While the hospital superin
tendent was busy wllh the rubber colls
and faco mask. Dr. Zinkhan was inject
ing strychjilne to stimulate the heart
Almost before the heart aetion had
quickened. Lane s lungs had been cleared
of the gas.
convulsion shook the aged patient as
life returned and he was plaeed on a
stretcher and borne to the ambul nice Tho
physicians worked over I-iine. wlilh Jesse
the auto driver, made a record trip to
rLane was given stimulants, and while he
was being removed to an upper floor
showed signs of improvement
Identified li "tin a chirr.
Lane was removed to the hospital short
ly before 3 o'clock in the afternoon and
it was not until 9 o clock at night that
he was identified by his diughter. Miss
Susie 1-1 Lane, a clerk In the Department
of Commerce and 1-ibor living at 1J7 t
Street Northwest Shortly after noon oj
Saturday Miss lane requeste-d the police
to institute a search for her aged
father
She said she feared lie h id wandered
away from her home and become lost
About two weeks ago. Miss Lane said,
her father wandered away and was
found by the polite near the reservoir
Miss Lane and her mother, who Is sixty
six years old. were almost prostrated
with grief and anxiety Her frequent
Inquiries of the police until 9 o clock last
night give her little hope.
At 9 o'clock, lllw Lane was told that
an aged man had been found unconscious
In a room at 1012 E Street Northwest
and removed to the hospital Detective
Sergt Edward Kelly, of the Central
Station office, had discovered that the de
scription of the missing Lane and the
man unconscious in the hospital tallied
When Mls Larte identified the gas victim
as her father, he was conscious but too
ill to recognize her
It is the belief of Miss Lane that her
father, after losing his way. engaged a
room at the hotel on Saturday night
Having lived in the country, nearlv all
his life, his daughter explained. Lane
did not know how, to turn out a gas
hght and probablv blew out the flame,
going to sleep with the windows closed
Lane and his aged wife left Oshkosh In
December last to come to this city to
make their home with Miss Sule Line,
their only child who is unmarried
Gift of Kallnay Company.
The pulmotor which was used for the
first time in saving the life of Lajio was
presented to Emergency Hospital on Fri
day last by the Washington Railway and
Electric Companv The presentation was
made on the recommendation of the com
pany s surgeon, Dr I- W. Glazebrook.
former deputy coroner of the District
For several months the railway company
has kept a pulmotor in an auto in one
of Its plants ready for ue In the event
of asphyxiation or other injury to Its
employes
An electric current passing through the
body of a man paralyzes respiration, but
the pulmotor, if used promptly, restores
breathing It was for such work chiefly
that the company kept a pulmotor. Dr
Glazebrook recommended that a pulmo
tor be presented to Emergency Hospital
on condition that the apparatus would
always be Included in the ambulance
equipment A pulmotor will be present
ed to Casualty Hospital by the railway
company within a fortnight It Is stated
According to physicians at Emergency
Hospital, the resuscitation of Lane was
one of the most remarkable on record
In this city It is stated by a hospital
physician that Lane would have died if
the ambulance had not been equipped
with a pulmotor. "Lane was literally re
called from the dead," said a physician
ONLY UNEXPECTED CAN
SAVE SICKLES FROM CELL
Aged Veteran and diplomat and Col
lector Most Go to Jail To-day
.Unless Bond Is Famished.
New York. Jan X Maj Daniel E.
Sickles, the only surviving corps com
mander of the civil war, diplomat and
well-known citizen of New York, will
be thrust into Jail to-morrow, as a re
sult of a shortage in his accounts as
chairman of the New York Monuments
Commission, unless the unexpected hap
pens. The plight of the eighty-seven-y ear
old, one-legged veteran ha aroused
much sympathy, which took form to
night in the starting of a subscription to
furnish a bond that will keep the veteran
fighter out of a cell The fund Is headed
by Sheriff Harburger, who, -In the per
formance of his duties is compelled to
place under arrest a man who was once
Sheriff of New York County. The
amount of the bond required will have
be fixed by the court and as the
shortage isv3,47S. the figure will prob
ably be of considerable proportions
The Sheriff is hopeful that some New
Yorker will step forward and give the
necesary bond to-morrow
Gen. Sickles was incommunicado at his
residence in 'Fifth Avenue all day as
were his son, Stanton, and other mem
bers of his household It was said the
general would remain in his home and
await the course of the law.
Women Espouse Cause
53 59 65 S 53
SUFFRAGISTS MAKE STRONG PLEA
59 53 " 59 4 53 53
Self-Distrust Is Deplored
Mis Florence Etheridge, Mrs. BeKa
Lockwood, and Other Speakers
Address Large Meeting.
Pcfore a large audience In which wom-
n predominated. Miss Florence Ltlur
idgc, chairman of the District commit
tee of th" Woman s Suffrage Assoeiation;
Mrs Keith Forre-st, Mrs Bilva A Loek
wcod, and Mrs , Harris, all active suffra
gists, made eloquent picas for the votcs-for-women
cause and converted many of
their hearers at ameiltlng of the Secu
lar I.eagucat the" Py thlan Temple yes
terday afternoon
The women presented arguments for
their ause. replied to objections, and
dwelt upon the suffrage paradi to be
held March 3.
It was declared that the inauguration
presented "the psychological moment'
for the women to asert their cause An
invitation was extended to the men 'to
nnrch with us mi the Avenue." though
In reply to a query by II Martin Will
iams reading eli rk or the House, Miss
Ktheridgc stated that the men would be
expeeted to march In a section bv them
selves and not to walk with the women
Miss Etheridge dfplored as the chief
olistacle In the wav of woman's advance
the self-distrust and self-depreciation
whicli has bes-n Ingrained In woman for
many generations, and among other
things she held tint woman suffrage
would help materiajlv to solve the prob
em of "race suicide' and of the ' white
lave" traffic, which she said should be
termed the trafile In women, "since there
are also black and brown slaves in the
trafile
' Bitter eeonomie conditions for women,
and pensions for mothers. ' she declared,
'would bring conditions which would
make it unnecessary for scientists and
statesmen to shake their heads over the
declining birth rate '
Mrs Keith Forrest spoki for 'woman,
the homemaker. and held that as
heme makers and in the interests of the
home women should have the ballot
Mrs Lockwood declared that It was
"not a question of what good woman
suffrage would do, but entirely .. ques
tln of right" She held that women were
as responsible as are men for the con
dition in which they find themselves In
society She said wotmn do not desire
to put men in an inferior position, hut
did desire to take from the m some of
the political offices Her speech abound
ed In witty lilts on behalf of woman
suffrage
The following participated in i gt neral
discussion of the subje t Julian S
l'lerce. W D Mackenzie. Dr J J
SHrlcy. Aret.s Tiomis Mrs J-n-nte
L. Munroe, Samuel SIninaii, Miss
Marston. former Representative E. V
Urookshlre, and Maj John Duffle
The only opponents of woman suf
frage wer Messrs Thomas and Salo-f
man These critics were replied to by
Miss Lthrldge, Mrs Iockwood and oth
ers. At the opening of the mei ting I'rof
E C Kenney rendered witli autoharp
accompaniment, an original song appro
priate to the subject, entitled ' Song of
the Ballot '
DESERTER KILLS
SELFWITH GAS
Marine Found Dead with
Small American Flag
on Chest
W ith a small silk American flag on his
chest and clad in the full uniform of the
United States Marine Corps, the lifeless
body of Lester O D McArdcll, thirtv
flve years old, a deserter from the local
navy yard, was discovered In a room In
a lodging house at 119 Pennsylvania Ave
nue Northwest yesterday afternoon with
gas flowing through a rubber tube with
which he had committed suicide
McArdell s cause for ending his life
probably never will be known, as he
left no notes of explanation, and had
never confided his Intention of suicide
to friends, so far as can be learned
The marine disappeared from the navy
yard ten days ago, and on Saturday was
oftlcllly declared a deserter, with a re
ward of S30 offered for his cipture
It was late Saturday night when Mc
Ardell applied for lodging In the Penn
sylvania Avenue hoyse Under his arm
ho carried a rubber tube, which he had
Just purchased, it is believed 'I want
a room with a strong gas light," said
McArdell to the clerk McArdell added
that he wanted to write letters
McArdell enlisted from Erie, Pa.. about
three years ago It is believed he was"
unmarried W hy he deserted is a ques
tion which officers at the navy yard
cannot answer, but they believe his fear
nf nimlhmpnt In the mnl of ranltira
of surrender was partly the cause of his
aeponaency ine .Marine uorps. it is.
stated, will not bury the body, because I
McArdell is listed as a deserter. The
body is at the morgue
MOUSE MAKES SCRAPS
OF ROOMER'S $18 HOARD
Bills So Mutilated that Their Redemp
tion by Government May Be
Impossible.
Milwaukee. Jan 26. If you hear i
mouse at night making an undue noise
in the vicinity of where you keep your
".aluables, and you think you detect a
gnawing of paper, get up and get your
shotgun aiyi lav for the little miscreant.
This Is the advice that C. U. Sammons,
a roomer at a South Side home. Is giving
Sammons lost Just SIS because he did.
not investigate sucn a condition '
The mouse, it was discovered, had
chewed SIS In bills into little bits Sam
mons will try to get back the money
from Washington, where he has sent tho
result of the mouse's work. It Is prob
able that he will not establish bis claim
successfully, for the currency" is gnawed
into such, small bits that the denomina
tion number is scarcely discernible
Sammons says he hopes the mouse will
be fatally Inoculated by the disease
germs whlcn are said to Infest paper
money, and Tome to an untimely end.
ARGUE FOR SUFFRAGE.
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- Photo by LrfmonstMi.
Ion Miss Klnrrittr Iltbrrldjir,
ilrman nf Dlatrli I (nminlllrc
nmnii iinmue ftnrlfitlnn.
Imirr Mrs. Ilelvn . lockwood,
nctlvr suffrnalftl.
WIRELESS CONFIRMS
IG0RR0TE MASSACRE
Capt. Patrick McNally and Three
Lieutenants and Seven Men Killed
and Fourteen Wounded.
Manila Jin 2b A wiriless message re
ceived to-day from ZainUiang t conllrms
'ist night s n port of the slay nig of Capt
Patrick McN lllv of the Phillpppine
bcouts, but iin reases the number of those
killed with him to ten. instead of nine as
at first reported Fourteen scouts w
wounded bv the tribesmen In addition
to Capt MlNhIIv three lieutenants ind
seven enlisted men were killtd
No detail nf the lighting have been
rtceived but it is suppostd to have bi en
another of the attaeks that the Igorrotes
have- been keeping up for the past sev
eral weeks on the forees under Gen
1'trshlng Earlv last week Capt Rliei
and i detaehnvnt of constabulary were
attacked In tribesmen while crossing the
bulung River A punitive column was
sent In pursuit of this hand and it is be
lieved here th it Capt McNally miy hav
been wllh this foree when surprised V
telegraph wires are down between Manila
and Jolo and the only information that
has e.ome his been received by wireless
It is thought the wires were purposely
cut by the natives as there has bts-n no
storm of sufhelent fore to break down
the wires
It is feared that further outbreaks
nny oceur among the tribesmen near
Jolo Enillio Aguinaldo and member of
the Katipunan Society are suspected of
promoting revolutionary sentiment in this
vicinitv
REPRESENTATIVE SMITH
OF CALIFORNIA DIES
Excitement, Incident to Planning
c i m i in p-.
opeecn as He Lay ,111, lauses
Heart Failure.
Ias Angeles, Cal , Jai SJ. Representi
tlve Sylvester Clark Smith, of the Eighth
District of .California, died here to-day.
Heart failure, brought on by the excite
ment of planning a speech as he lay III
Ir. bed. on the regulation of the liquor
business in Bakersfleld. his home town,
was the immediite cause of liis death.
While the end was sudden. Representa
tive Smith has been in failing health
for the past two years, and has been
forced during that time to do much of
his official business from his bedside. In
December, I'll, ha got out of a sick bed
to attend the second session of the Sixty
second Congress, and to the fact.that he
doggedly endeavored, to discharge the du
ties of his office in spite of a weak-heart
and against the advices of his family,
physician, and friends Is attributed his
early death.
During hi service- in the national
House, he served on many important
committees, among them being Educa
tion, Interocean Canals. Labor, Pacific
Railways, Post-oflice and Post Roads,
and Public Lands
Nine-pot-nil riolilfinli.
Maiden Rock. Wis, Jan. 28. The most
peculiar fish ever taken from Lake Pepin
or the Mississippr River was found by
S. O. Sandstrom In one of his fish nets
at Pepin.
The specimen is apparently a nine
pound gold fish, but somewhat resembles
tho buffalo fish in shape.
INSOMNIA! NOT HERE
BED BURNS. STILL HE SLEEPS
PILLOW IS SINGED, TOO
Atlanta. Ga.. Jan. K. The leading man
of the "Please Go 'Way and I.et Me
Sleep" song, so popular a couple of years
ago, bobbed up in real life here In the
rerson of E II. beymour. an aged mer
chant whose house was robbed and set
on fire.
Like the man In the song. Seymour's
bed began to burn from under him, while
he slept peacefully on. J M. Thompson,
a neighbor, hurried through the smoke
to awaken the sleeping man. and dragged
him, still half asleep, from tho flaming
quilts and comfortables.
So unusual was the whole affair, the
police made Investigations to see whether
the sleeper had been eiruggeti or noi. out
the very pillow on which his head rested
was so singed with flames and bl icked
with smoke that It was impossible to tell
vrl ither anv chloroform had been used or
not The man s beard was slightly
scorched, hut otherwise he was un
harmed, though how lie kept from chok
ing In the smoke Is still a mystery
GETTING READY
Official Washington Makmg
Preparations to Move Out
of Public Life.
SCENES RECALL 1893
Recollection of Cleveland and His
Cabinet Choice Brought
to Mind.
The nations great moving day, March
t. Is approaching and Washington Is
nrenarinir for the ordeal On that day
there wilt be an exodus of persons of a"ll
degree from the official colony J-rom
the White House to tne lowliest com
mittee room of the Senate there will
be a hurrying and scurrying to vacate
Tor the neweomer lhe day will be un
accompanied by the moving vans and
scrub women that come with the mov
ing day later in the spring
those who have made pontic- a study
ire re ailing the similarities ot the pres
ent situation with those of POS. Not
only was there a strong Uemocratic
Congress coming in. but mere was talk
of an extra session and a revision of
the currency law
Things moved along pleasantly and
much to the satisfaction ot the Demo
crats until there came the surprise
the naming of the S-ecretary or state.
Walter . Oresham. an Indiana Repub
lican, wa- named, much to tne maigna
"tlon of Democracy ' irJ
Many Democrats had gotten a taste of
public office during the first Cleveland
administration and were well pleased
therewith Others had hopes, for the
government was now completely Demo
cratic in all its branehes, whereas be
fore there was a Repubhcin senate
They looked for an administration that
would be Jicksonlan in Its Democracy
so far as the distribution ot spoils went
l lev eland's I'lrsl Cabinet.
The first Cabinet bad been made
of Democrats whose records of regular-
itv were without a flaw It was com
peised f Thomas h Bayard of Dela
w ire. h-ecretarv of Stite. Daniel Man
ning, ot New ork (the man to whom
Mr Cleveland owed his nomination)
Secretary of the Treasurv William C
Whitney, of New ork Secretary of the
.Navy. William C Endlcott. of Mas i-
chusctts Secretary of War Augustus
H Garland of Arkansas Attorney
General. W llliam F lies, of W is.on
in P stmater General Lucius Q C
Lamar, of Mississippi. Secretary of the
Interior, and Norman J Colman. of M
sourl, Seeretary of Agriculture
Mr Cleveland sent In his Ust
Cabinet nominations for his -eeond ad
ministration on Mirch 6. 1W. Then
amazement sat on the brows of Demo-
crats us they saw Mr Greham s name
heading the lit But it must be sail
that he did not permit his former aflil
tlons to affect his administration of the
Stite Department
The other Cabinet officers, of whom
there was no etlticism were John
Carlisle, of Kentucky, s.ecretarv of the
Treasurv . Daniel fa. I.amont. of New
nrk. Se-cretiry of War, Rich ird Olnev,
of Massachusetts Attorney General
Wilson S Hissel of New erk. Post
master General. Hoke Smith, of Georgia,
secretary of the Interior, Hilary A
Herbert, -of Alabama. Secretary of the
Navv. and J Sterling Morton. f Ne
braska, sVcr-tarv of griculture
Mr Carlisle Ind iK-en in th Semt-
and was a recocmud authorltv on the
tlmnclal qaestions of that lav Mr Her
bert had been in the llou-e and cluir
min or the Committee on Naval Affairs
.Mr Cleveland announced ms nnal enolce
of Cabinet members on 1-ehruarv
nitie-r VciinlnnlliiiK.
The government's, Ir-cal system was in
a deplorable condition ind It soon be
eame known tint Mr I lev eland would
convene Congress In extriordmary ses
sion Obviously the rcpial ot the silver
purchasing clause of the Sherman coin
age act of 1X1) was the work to be ac
complished I he Semte remained In
special session until April to and botn
houses were called to meet In -an extra
session on August 7
Mr Cleveland s administration went
along and eager Democrats waited for
Republicans to be turned out of office
On March U the President sent in the
nam of Josiah Quincy. of Massachu
setts, tq be Assistant secretarv ot state,
and Isaac P Grey or indtana as Min
ister to Mexico Patrick A Collins, of
Boston, as Consul General to London, anil
Robert A Mixwell. ot New 'Vork. as
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General
Other nominations which followed from
time to time were those of John E. Kls-I
ley. ot New York, to be Minister to Uen-j
mark: James B Eusti.-e. of Louisiana, to
be Minister to France, and afterward '
Ambassador, Howell E. Jackson, of Ten
nessee, as Associate Justice or the Su
preme, Court, and Thomas F Bayard, or
Delaware, as AmDassador to Great Bri
tain.. 'NontuILer Lanes Speech.
Wichita. Kans, Jan. X. A Wichita
woman has lst her power of speech.
Mrs. Sierid Norman, eighty years old.
decided a year ago there was no use of
her talking, so she refused to converse
with any one Her son, E. K. Norman,
a travelling mechanic, says his mother
has not spoken to. him In a year.
The woman now Is becomlnir deaf and
losing- the uifr of her arms and lesrs.
Recently "he was taken to a local hos
pital Physicians say nothing can be
done; for her.
Knights of Momus Have as
Guests at Annual Banquet
Many Prominent Persons.
350 ARE PRESENT
"Dull Care" Checked at the Door and
the Check Thrown
Away.
The nlee thing about the banquet th.
Knights of Momus gave last night was
that nobody threw any crockery at any
body else. They used sledgehammers.
The Knights of Momus. who are known
In the best circles as the "Knockers."
held their sixteenth annua dinner at
Rause tier's Hall And -when the smoke
hid lifted, along In tne wee sma' hours
just about the time the bars open fur
business everybody admitted tint "a
pleasant time had been had by all," an 1
went home satisfied in the consciousness
of an evening well spent
Mr Noah Webster, who wrote a dic
tionary, says about the ord Momus
"Momus. n. Gr. In mythology the dcitv
of ridicule and ilUllery."
So last night Old Man Momus Climbed
out of his shell, where he has been hiber
nating for a. year, and descended upon
Rauschers Hall armed with a tripham
mer nd before the evening was over
the ot.icr Knockers took the triphammer
away from Momus and hit him over the
head with it. illustrative of a fine broth
erly spirit
Everybody who went Into the banquet
hall checked dull care at the deor. and
then proceeded to lose the check They
fed the trouble ticket to the goat pref
enbly the one of the man next to
them and whleh they hoped to annex
before the night was over Eat. drink
and hit was the watchword.
Some SO Senators Representitives.
would-be Public Printers, common or
garden printers, proofreaders, linotypers.
monotypes and other gentry of the stick
and rule, gathered around the board and
deelared merrv war
left Sinking Old anss.
nd after It was all over, they w nt
home singing songs about somebodv be
ing jolly, gocd fellow, and about tho
melllflous Influence of a stein on the
table and something about ' birds of a
feather "
Everybody was noticeably polite to his
neighbor during the oysters. During the
soup and entree the masked feelings con
tinued But after the demi-tasse violent
battle broke out
The toastmaster started off armed with
the official badge of office In the shape ot
a gavel, of aboutythe same, general pro
portions as a buues tarter In a little
while this seemed to resemble a tomi
hawk more than anything else, and before
the night wis over It successively re
sembled a stone-hammer and a riveter
The toastmaster and the Knockers had
a hit for every head
Dnring the course of the dinner the
Knights of Momus orchestra furnishel
a programme of mu!cil selections, under
the leadership of C V fccliofield. di
rector Then, about the time the ban
queters started to light cigars things
broke lcsjse
sonc liout "Lncle Jc."
Just is the dlnei
came roaming In.
i were seated a tramr,
singing
4Gcr are the da) when I rcu.d hate mr m
iwonr are tbe dap slira the sarel X did mav
ooe cwe, to the lroocrat9 I know,
Vnd I hear those lameHlsckf eallms
t nele Jcr
I m cesnini; yes, 1 m rtecmj
l.ul know it makes me NXe
To htar th e lame ducks st-otlf tailing
Lnclo Joe
He said he was a fellow -craftsman ana
was broke He wanted to borrow a mil
lion dollars from J P Morgan Said he
heard that financier wis in the banquet
hall, and that he had said he would
rather lend a man wllh chameter and
chedlt monev than to make a loan on col
literal Every bodv immediately indorsed
his character ' Doc Atkinson who took
the character of Morgan, gave him a
check Whereupon he gained the floor
and told a store
"Now, said the toastmaster, "we will
hive an illustration of the Semte com
mittee enlightening the publie on the re
sult of the investigation of campaign
funds. '
Somebodv turned out the lights.
(The Knockers were getting warmed
up )
Even the fair sex didn't escape
parade was seen approaching the diners
Leading it wis M ij and Supt Sylvester
Behind marched an armv of suffragettes
"Whit do vou want" inquired the
toistmaster
Mrs Naecker the onlr woman to at
tend the lianquet the other suffra
gettes being men in eostume. ap
proached We are suffragettes ' she said 'and
hive a little bii"iiies with Mr Ick. sec
retary of the inauguril eoinmlttec Is
he here now
'He Is here Mr Vick sian, ,, ,ni
let the lidles see you.
Thats him. We want him to O K.
this petition of 10 names to lead the
inaugural parade ahead of Gen. Aood
and everybody else If Mr. Vick grants
It we will lead the parade on the 1th of
Mirch all right
Vick signed the petition.
l'iikliiir fn hi le- Primer.
The toastmaster arose He looked
across at Publie Printer Donnelly
"Is General Black-and-blue, chairman
cf the swindle service commission pres
ent"" he asked (This wasn t a knock
at all)
"I am,' responded a basso profundo
from the other end of the table
Whereupon, all candidates for the Job
of Public Printer were requested to arise
From all parts of the hall men began
tc stand up W hen about lfO had leaped,
tc their feet, the commissioner raised a
detaining hand
"There must be some mistake, he said
"Onlv real, live, can'tlose candidates
should stand. Republicans, straddlers
end Bull Moose w 111 be seated "
Everybody sat down but eight They
were P J. Haltlgan, Joseph A. Arnold.
Dexter Kehoe. Charl-s F. Sudwarth.
Thomas Franklin Morgan, Flourney C.
Roberts, former Representative Jamieson
and Samuel B. Donnelly. The first seven
gave various easons why they should
Eft th- job The latter told why he
fbould keep it Everything in the big
(tint shop underwent a warm criticism
at the hands of the candidates, except,
of course, Mr. Donnelly. The consensus
ot opinion was that In order to be
publie printer you have to be "a high
brow from Boston, a freak from the
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