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was ifie TIMES' circu
lation for last week.
CXC1IT8IVE all-1 tr aerrica of the Unite
Press, the Hew Znglsad Atioeiatea
Treis, tie Southern Aaipclatei Praai,
tli Sew York suta Associate! Preei, aun
plementedbytie exclnjira right to publish
in Washington the Hew Tork Herald copy
right Cable Berries.
The STAR'S circulation JIQ C07
for last week was
VOL. 1. 20. 97.
WASHINGTON, D. C.t 3IONt)AipMYENING, JSOVJBMBER 23, 1895
Probable Action of Mr. Reed in
the Important Cases.
SHOW FOR SOUND MONEY
Valuable rntronage nt tlie Disposal
of tin- Officers. Soon to Ma Elected.
Fut Sularlet. and Yulimblo I'erqnt
rdtesi ut Their Coiumnud Door
keeper Gisen Away the Most l'laces
The great influx of ncwand untried mem
liers into the next House will necessitate
the placing on all the committees of an
uuu8U.il number or those unfamiliar with
The four chief business committees or
the House, each of which consists of sev-
uteen mtmliers, w ill rcqoirc a large quau
titv or nen material to repair the casual
tics of the last Congressional ilections. Of
those who e-oiistltuted Wajaaml Means in
the preceding Congress, there remain only
four lit nine rats and the same iiiiinlicr of
Republicans, omitting Mr. Keeil, wlio, of
course. will not be on that committee in
the approaching session.
In constructing Ways and Means, as
suming that all the remaining old members
will lie retained, two new men from the
Democratic and seven rrom the Republican
side will be selected.
It is gonerall assumed that ex Speaker
Crisp will be one of the two Democrats
luleeled. This is not certain. Mr. Tur
aer. of that State, has been on the com
aiittec for six 3 ears, and, as it is ctrtaiu
two liemocrats from that State will not lie
selected. Mr. Crisp may be assigned to
The section "est of the Missouri lias
been without representation on this com
mittee for man curs, and it is prolable
Mr. l'.eed will take at least oue limn from
BETWEEN THE PARTIES .
Approprialioiishns tenor the old members
left, equal! divided "between the two
parties. On (his committee one new man
from the Democratic and six rrom the Rc
publiian side will be selected. Livingston,
of licorgla, is one of the re-elected Demo
crats, and was on Appropriations in the
preceding Congrc-ss. if -Mr. Crisp ; is as
signed to (hit c-ommittee it is probable Mr.
Livingston will be taken off.
Of the seventeen members or the last
H4nL mn wl f-urr, nn- Pnniiailteesix D 111-
tcrais and four Republicans remain. Tlie,
six llc-iroerats nuj uoc-oniiiiueo, uui sc-ce-n
men will hae 10 be added in-Ill tlie Kepuli
It is perfectly afe to assume that the
Coinage Committee will be so constructed
that mere will be no uncertainty ti uchirg
liow it will deal with the silver question.
In the last Congress It was so constructed
that the stiver luen were in practical con
trol, although the could not agree uj on
such u measure as desired bv itsclialrlii.nl.
llr. Bland. Stone of Kentiickv, Allen of
Mississippi and Bankhead or Alabama
arc the only three Democrats left on this
committee. They will be reiurorced with
three other Democrats.
Tlie remaining Republicans are Charles
W. Mom- tit I'enirsylmnlu, Johnson of North
Dakota, Dlngle-v or Maine, linger or Iowa,
and Aldrlch of Illinois. Bis. new men from
the Ke-publicau side will taken. Of the re
maining members Allen, Bankhead and
Johnson are silver men.
Additional representation will, perhaps,
be git en tlie free coinage men, but Mr. Heed
m be relie-d upou toso construct tliecom
intltee that sound mniie will have a gocd
WIIAT THE OFFICES PAV.
The patronage imolvi'd In the election "I
officers when the House' shall be organized
a week- from toda consists or but luti
The oificlals to be ehosm will hae the
distribution or this patronage in an inverse
ratio a compared with their own salaries.
While the clerk or the House does nut have
the largest amount t pjtronage at his dis
posal, ine ri-spcetlve niriccs in Ills depart
ment oiumnand the most attractive salarie s
He himseir draws $5,ueio a car, aDd is re
liiircil to give a bond ot f 20,00(1.
1 he lert: has rort-thre-e empIoes under
a ear. His right-hand man, the chief
clerk, nraws 5.1,i0i per annum. Thecle'rt
appoints the Journal ele-rk and an assistant,
ho ke-ep the eiiricial record of the pro
teeelings or the House; two reading clerks,
who, or laic cars, have been selected h
loinpetltlve I'xaiiilintinns. lnd'cattng their
abillt) to read to the salisluctlun or the
Houxe; a tall clevk, wh keeps track of the
yea and na voti-", together with a num
ber or minor officials There is one sainrj
of $ l.ooii, Tour r $2,500 each, seven at
$1,000, tnn at $1,44(), two at 1,200 and
ten at $720. He alvi appoints a carpen
ter, who e-arns about $2,500 ut piee-e ivork.
rRESEKVE THE TEACE.
The serge'ant-at-arnis gels a .salary of
f-l.r.dO, and is now coinpelled to furnish
a bond of $30,000. His most important
dutv is to take charge of the disbursmeia
of the salaries of member-, their mileage
and other perquisites.
He is supposed to Ik- responsible Tor the
good order in tlie Hou-e, lo nnsee the
peace among would-be belligerents, to
prevent fights on tlie floor, and to arrest
absentees and bring them liefore the liar
of the House when ordered lo do eo. The
tirgcant-at-arms dispenses one sal,ir of
$.1,000. Inn ef $2 000, one of $1,800. one
of $1,200, one of 720 and one or ?6(0.
He also appoints one-third or Hie Cap
itol police lorcc, conisting or eight pri-Mile-s
at $t,2O0, one lieutenant at $1,600
ami two watchmen at $1,000.
The doorkeeper or the House is paid the
smallest salarj of all theelecthe orficers,
rxeept the postmaster ami chaplain, but
dispenses the largest amount of patronage.
He draws S'!,50O a year, and isnot requireel
to gie a bond. His duties are defined
by Ids title. He guards the doors to the
floor and the galleries, appoints elevator
men. pages and folders. Lnder him there
are fie positions at $2,000 each, one at
$1,800, thre-e ut $1,500, one at $1,400.
one at $1,:114, sixteen at $1,200, nine at
$1,000, firteen at $000, fle at $840,
inenij-fivu. at s-720. ten at $000, and
thirty-three pnges at $30 per month dur
ing the ses-ion.
OXI.Y TEX LEFT.
lte elation In Connect Ion With Xn
tlonal T'ark Garac-SlatiKhter.
Hutte, Mont., Nov. 25 It is slated in
connection with the arrest or J. 8. Courtney,
for killing hurralo In the National Park,
that there are only tea head or these animals
left in the park, and that the soldiers and
park otriclals are unable- to protect Uieni
rrom tlie poachers, and that the true condi
tion or affairs is kept from tlie Department
There are warrants out for tlio arrest
of six others who were with Courtney in
a recent raid.
It is claimed other wild animals in the
park are slaughtered as remorselessly
as the buffalo.
The .Most Opportnne Moment la at
Band. Grasp It.
Tlie question Is often asked, how are we
able to oKcr such great values? Simply this
way; Wo have agents throughout-Jlie
country who buy suits, overcoats, and
pants from leading tailors which are
either misfit or uncalled for, at a great
sacrifice. Therefore we are able to sell
town at less than one-half the original
ordered prie-e. For today and tomorrow
we are offering a number of inducements,
aueb as fiuo suits and overcoats of choice
and fasblonablo colorings and cut in any
atIe shown by the. fashion plate, at the
following prle-ea: $20 custom-made suits
or overcoats at $8; $25 custom-made suits
or overcoats at $10; $30 custom-made
suits or overcoats at $12; $35 custom-made
si its or overcoats at $15; $40 custom-made
cults or overcoats at $18; pai.ts made to
order for $4 and 55 and $2.80 'Come and
see these wonderful bargains The like
have never been offered before. Mhfit
Clothing Parlors, 07 Seventh-street north
west. Chew Ulnt Julep Gum.
Last week of the great money-ralilnc
ale at the New Fork ClothlDg House.
THEY SLEPT ON A YOLCANO
Six Tramps in Indiana Find a Warm
Place Over Dangerous Boilers.
Uut While They Slumbered In Comfort
a Vnle rluc HlcwOut, and Some
Are Dead From Scolding.
Washington, Ind., Nov. 25. A plug blew
out or tne mud vnUe nt the electric light
plnnL last night, frightfully scalding
six tramps who were sleeping Just abote
Two die-d in terrible agony a few hours
after the accident occurred, and- a third
will likely die.
The other three are badly but not fatal
DAN EVANS. Colorado.
Tramp, name unknown.
Lawrence Kynn, Alton, 111.
-James Ryan. St. Louis.
C. O. Lee. Worcester, Mass.
Frank Johnson. Kanvis City
GREAT "FRENCHMAN DIES
Jules Barthelemy St. Hilaire Found
Dead in His Library Chair.
Wa Up w Urdu of Xlnetj-Yearn of Atfe
und Had Seen u Generation uf Must
Kemarkiiblc l'ubltc Service.
Paris.Nov. 25 M. Barthelemy SUHIlaire
is dead. He died in his chair in his study,
where he was found by members of his
faiull last eeuiug.
M. Jules Barthelemy St. II Hal re was bom
in Paris August 19, 1805. He beeniiie at
tached to the ministry of finance in 1825, at
the same time contributing political arti
cles to the Globe.
In 1833 he was made tutor of Frcneh
literature In the polytechnic school, and
In 1838 appointed to the chair of Greek
and Latin philosophy in the College ot
In 1839 he was admitted to the Academy
or Moral ami Polltieal bclences.
The" Revolution of Februar " caused him
to return to politics, and lie liecaiue one of
the ehiers ot tlie Republican part In the
After the coup d'etat of December 2,
1651, he refused to take the oath and re
signed his e hair in the College or France.
In 18l9 he was returned to the Corps
Legislatif, and after the siege ot Pane
took- his seat in the national asscmbl as
a deputv Tor belne-et'0ie.
In 18 1 5 he was elected a life senator and
took his seat with the Republican majority
In the Senate. He was minister or rireign
affairs lu the cabinet of Jules Fcrrv In 180.
M. Barthuleiuy St. lllialre was the author
of many Important polltieal, philosophical,
and Scientific, works.
DIED WHILE AT PIlAYEll.
Old and Faithful Wornhlper Im Taken
Away While in Church.
Philadelphia. Nov. 26 Nearly all his
life Timothy Crowley, etent-two years
old. has llcd In tholciiiity of St. Joseph's
Roman Catholic Church, and every Sunday,
winter and summer, raiu or shiue, he has
attended sen Ices ttiere. Increasing In
firmity had uot led him to cease to go to
larlv mass, and when the Kev. J. Scully,
S. J., the rector or the church, entered
thecnancel the old man was upon his knees
In his accustomed place in one of the front
pews in the middle aisle.
When a few minutes later the congrega
tion rose Mr. Crowley reniained upon nis
knees. No one disturbed him, however,
as tl ere w as no sucplclon that death had
overtaken tlie old man at his devotions.
Knowing how unlike him It was not to
rise at certain points or tlie services, how
ever, one of his fellow-worslilpers crossed
the aisle und touchtd him genu upon the
arm, thinking he had fallen asleep.
There was no response cen when bis
Urt arm was shaken, so word was sent to
Father Scully, who temporarily stopped
Hie service and descended from the chan
cel to where the llfeie-ss body or his aged
Teiiderly he was carrlieTlnto tlie rectory,
and thence to his home, 242 Union stre t,
which he had left but an hour before.
rartliillvConfeisexKllliiiKniH Fut her,
Mother and a Xeljjhbor.
Albany, Ore., Nov. 25. AH doubt as to
the guilt of Lliiyd Montgomery, the elghleen-ycar-oid-boy
accused of murdering his
father and mother and D. R. MeKerclier
near Bron lis ville, vasrcuioed lastevening,
when he made a partial confession to
"I killed MeKereher," said he, "after
he had killed father and mother. He had
shot them both down and had shot once at
me, wheu I seized the gun and shot him.
Then I ran away rrom the house." r
The prisoner dcelired that he did not
kill his rather mid mother. He told the
same story to tils attorney and others
present with him lastevening. The of fleers
leel sure of his guilt now and express the
belief that he will make a full confession.
XOT FOR DEHS.
!IlsKrlclldSl HoWtllXot He Draw n
Into the I'olltlciil Swim.
Indianapolis, Nov. 25. There Is talk
among the Populists or this city ot reor
ganizing the party, with the understanding
that Eugene V. Debs shall be made its candi
date for goifirnor..
They belie o that with Debs as their
rallying cry, the part can niakea formidable
showing In next year's campaign.
Edgar A. Perkins, president or the In
dianapolis Central Labor Union, who was
chairman of the couimttlce that mat Debs
here feattirday, says the labor leader will
not accept the nomination for governor,
"nor any other political nomination," add
ed Mr. Perkins.
"Mr. Debs does not' Intend to be drawn
Into politics and it will be folly for the Pop
ulists to attempt, to make htm a candidate
for any office."
Special Alexandria Grand Jury.
A special grand Jury to Indict Albert
Hawkers for attempted assault on little
Sadie Shcrrler in Alexandria county about
a month ago, was summoned today ut Alex
andria. AMien tl'o Jury was .sworn It was
round that three men n ho had been on the
trial Jury were on the grand Jury. Mr.
Mnrbury, the prosecuting attorney, as soon
as lie lound that such a condition of affairs
existed, had new men put on in their places.
House-breaker Sims Sentenced.
Tlie jury returned a Acrdict of guilty
as indicted today against William 81ms,
alias Joseph fcims, charged with house
breaking, and Justice Cox sentenced him
to the Albany penltentlar) for a period
of me jcars. An order ror nolle pros
was entered as to two other similar charges
WiiKhlnston House Hii7Cd.
Carlisle, Pa.,' Nov. 25 An ancient Jog
building In which General "Washington
had his headquarters was razed to the
ground yesterday. Tlie building' stood
on a lot which was com e ed by John Penn
to William Denny in 17l3. When on his
way to Pittsburg at the time of the whisky
Insurrection in 1794, Washington was
here for some time and was quartered In
Madam Delarue'j private sale is closed.
The remaining stock will be sold at
auction. Thursday. Noembtr 25. The
sale commences at 10 o'clock a. m. and 7
p. m. S. SAMSTAct, Salesman, 605 E
Bucket Shop. Charge Postponed.
Justice Cox postponed the delivery of
his charge to the Jury in tlie bucket shop
case until tomorrow. Court was adjourned
until then to plvc hn, honor an npportunlts
to consider the points involved. ,
Get a ticket; gold and silver watches
given away. Reduced prices on butter.
Eggs at cost until December 1. Gibbons.
Batter Dealer. N. L. Market, 5th and K
Chew Mint Julep dum.
POLICE FORK DISIYiD
Unable to Cope With the Unusual
Activity of the Thieves.
OPINIONS OF THE OFFICIALS
It Is Plainly Shown That Many Square
of the City Are Unprotected, the
Greater l'nrt ot the Time Only
About 125 Are Constantly on Duty.
Plain Words of Know Iur 'Ones.
Quick to takcad.intage of theopportu
nlty nffonliil by the inadequacy ot the
police force, the Crooks Who Infest the city
are reaping, a richer harvest this full than
The police are somewhat sensitive about
the matter, and not a little dismayed by
the failure of their efforts to apprehend
the robbers, but no intelligent citizen blames
them wholly, knowing full well from The
Times' recent publications that immense
areas or the city's most populous sections
are unprotecle-d for hours during etory da
and night lieeauselhe few men on the beats
cannot possibly coer lliem In the wa
uecessary to preent carnivals of crime.
Washington is the third Iurgest area to
be covered by the police in the 'United
States, and yet there are ncerat any one
hour more than 125 active men on duty iu
the sevent three square miles of tcrlltor
along the Potomac.
Maj. Moore, suiierinteudent of the Met
ropolitan Police force, had the following
to say In regard to the lncrea so of the force.
"We certainly need additional privates
to protect Hie Interests and property of the
citizens of the District and of the United
Stale. Thcrearesixty rivemen.atieast,
who are on detached duly, and who have
practically no coimtcilon with the force.
Thee men 'are detailed to special duty
at the White House, as hack Inspectors,
etc. Take the fclxt flvo men who are
ami) from thepreeluctsevcrydayand add
it lo those Who are sick and on leave and
you will find that nearly If not quite one
hundred men arc not available for street
duty. The total force of privates Is only
430 men, and as one hundred men are on
detached duty or sick or on leave, jou will
see that fully 25 per cent, of the force
are not available for patrolduty.
DItAWX TO THE CITS'.
"This is the season when Hie town Is oer
run by tramps and vn grants. They ore
drawn to this city by the Inducements of
fered them in the 'shape of free lodging
and meals. They beg and steal nearly all
of the time they are in the city, and with
the limited rorce and tlie large beats
which the men have to cover it is next
to nn impossibility to catch them. With
the present force it is an Impossibility to
properl protect the community.
"If jou will take a walk through the
streets at night, as 1 often do, you will
wonder what lias become ot the police.
About a week ago 1 wapcalled out of my
bed about 2 o'clock In the morning and
compelled to walk from my house. No.
171 1 T. strrft. to the Elirhtli orectnct
stationhouse, which is on u street, be
tween Ninth and Tenth. I did not meet
a single man. They saw me, however,
anil wondered if 1 was resorting to Ted
dy Roosevelt's tactics to find out wheth
er or not the men were attending to their
"1 hc-llcve the men arc faithful in the
performance or their duty. One thing
that tires th men out and sometimes un
fits them for duiyls that they have to at
tend the police court, criminal court, ami
are sometimes summonded as witnesses
before the grand jury. They may have
just come off eduty and gotten their
tin-akfast when they have to leave for
the courts. They have to wait for the
cases to con.e up and very oHcn return
to the precinits rrom tlie courts and are
Immediate! put on duty agnin.
"Whe-n the city needs the greatest pro
tection at night there are only about 150
men on duty. I wish to put more on. but I
hav en't got them. Wc hav e not enough men
to properly protect the intersections or
streets where the cable and electric cars
pas. We have not enough men to properlv
patrol the avenue Why, in New ork and
Philadelphia a pollivmaii is on duly on
every square on the principal streets. We
cannot undertake to look after the vehicles
unutrafn, ontheiu tin th iroughfares. This
could all be dune if we had a sufficient
number ot men.
POLICEMEN BADLY TREATED.
"Another thing that operates as a draw
back with the limited force vve have Is
the way the policemen are treated In the
tough alleys and neighborhood". There
are Inn micrable placed of this kind in Wash
iugton. and In most or them we are able to
pit only one man on a beat, and In nearly
everv ii.stancc where he makes an arrest
he is resisted.
"On beats in tough localities two men
should tie put on to patrol a beat, as one
man can protect the other lu making an
arrest. The police Torce of this town are
Intlnildnted. A man can nssault nn ofric-er,
and in most Instances he gets off. The
offie-ers are afraid to use Iheir clubs or
draw a weapon, ror ir they do and hurt
some one they are the subjects or Indigna
tion meetings and protests. Take the case
or Policeman Urcer, who was assaulted
nad nearly killed bv Battle Minor and his
sou Clarence. Batllc was acquitted and
Hie son scnteue-ed to pay a paltry rine.
"This is what contributed mure than
anything else lo intimidate the force. An
officer should be made to feel that as long
as be Is performing his dul he will be
Inspector Holllnberger ot the detective
office said: "Six hundred patroime-n are
needed to properlv protect the citizens ot
the District, and it is useless to think that
it can be done with less. The lieata are so
large in this city that the men cannot prop
erly patrol them. Tramps and -vagrants
are constantly coming to Washington.
This city is Uieir Mecca. When they ar
rive here they can go to the lodging houses
and secure a bed and plenty to eat while
"A great percentage of the sneak thiev
ing that is going on in the city no w is being
done by these lodging bouse visitors. Some
days ago, when they began to get so numer
ous, Maj. Moore issued an order that when
ever the man was of the regular tramp
species, he was to be brought before the
court. In this way the city was rid of a
number of fiom. As soon, however, as they
Und out that they are being taken to court
whenever they make application for lodg
ing, they desert the station houses and go
to the Central Union Mission or some kin
creel resort. We must have a larger force
In order to properly protect the people ot
MR. SYLVESTER'S ARtiUMENT.
"There la no end to the arguments that
can be brought as to the necessity of a ma
terial increase In tlie police force," said
Mr. Richard Sjlvester, chief clerk of the
Department. "Allowing for men disabled,
on lea e and detailed, t here are left for duty
between the hours ot 0 p. in. and 6 a. m.,
when the greatest number of men are on
dutv. from 100 to 125 men to natrol the
city and county. The territor these men'"
nave to cover is me iniru largest iu area
in the United States, Philadelphia, Chicago
and New Orle-ans exceeding.
"With the present force the men are com
pelled to do duty ns ballirrs at the police
court, watchmen at the workhouse, guards
at the Jail, etc., nudare rrequently detained
as witnesses at the police court, often to
the extent of ever available man In a
The superinlendeut, Maj. Moore, has
nskeerfbr one hundred and twenty-rive ad
ditional men. and there will be need for
every one of them."
Lieut. McCathran. of the Fifth precinct,
said. "I don't think the Major has asked
for any moremen than nrcabsolutelynceded
to properly protect the citizens and property
of the District. In my own precinct we
have not a single beat of less than twenty
squares, aud some of them cover us high
as ninety. Ofrsn these lieata are pa
trolled by one man. Notwithstanding the
uteres! s In tlie southeast..! have no more
men than I had In '90."
Lieut. Heffner. of the Ninth precinct,
said: "There Is undoubtedly great need
dltlons In all precincts are pretty nearly the
same, and the available force should be
Increased by at least 100 men. The pres-
Concluded on Third Taiju.
Chew Mint Julep Gum.
An "Unspeakable Turk."
HELD UP THE CARD;PLAYERS
Requisition Sent to New-Tork-for
Two Men Wanted in Baltimore.
Escaping Conviction forilnrder.They
Are Itocoiznlzed a"4fen Who En-"
cnged in a Uotelj.RLobl.cyy.
Boltlmore, Nov. 23. Si-juUitlon papers
were sent to New roiWtiKJay ror Ra
mond Elroy alias Mlpbal .McEIroy, and
James E. Morse, who anstccuscd or being
tho mn n-hr, 'liM ,,n?IYii, nn.nriitdi.
-- ....... ....w ....... f !... ff ,'. ,v tui
ancjainree guesis or itiitc
Calvertou stock yards, u:
secured 5700 in cash and,
The accused were arresl
In New Tork
on suspicion of being two
three men. who
recently robbed Waltei
a'. .on, on the
southern boulevard a
Tope. Having escaped
-fiction In New
l'ork, the men will bebro'
Mr. Hulchlns, the hotel
tificd both the prisoners.
lit here ror trial .
eper, has klen-
On the night when Hufclilns' HotelTvas
robbed there were In the of rice Messrs. X.
T.Hutchlns, theproprletor; Charles C."Wolf,
a rattle buyer, of Glen Rock. Pa.; J. II.
Simmons, snerltf or Pendleton County, W.
Va., and (-'. Lee Kenolds. also of West
The men were p)aing cards, wlien sud
denly the door opprued and two masked
men entered the room. One exclaimed:
"Throw up jvour hands, or I'll blow your
head' off." Oneor the robbers had a brace
of pistols in his hands and tlie other had
one pistol. Ilutchiusaiid hU guests oljejed
the order by holding their hands aloft and
then turning their faces lathe wall.
While standing thus, covered by the man
with tuo. revolvers, the other burglar went
through their pockets Mr. Woir lost 5300
and a gold watch. The robbers escaped
and it is believed weut directly to New
MORTOX FOR TIlIltD TERM.
Aiinoiiiiec Himself Boldly.
Chicago, Nov. S3 J. sterling Morton.
Secretary of Agriculture. Is in the city,
stopplngat thehomeof hlsson. 11 la mission
is strictly one of business concerned with
He expects to devote several days to a
careful examination of I he system of cat
tle Inspection at the stock yards, with
a view to ascertaining whether the work
is done In a way to protect the cattle
interests of tlie Lnltcd states abroad.
He afririiis positively bis recent visit
to East St. Louis had no connection with
an effort on the part of private concerns
to break up the"Uig Four' beef and pork
Mr. Morton is prone to think the recent
Republican victory may have a demoral
izing effect on t he party. "In my opinion,"
said Mr. Morton, "It would not bv a mis
take for Ills party to offer a fourth nom
ination to Cleveland, and.lMie would ac
cept It he , would-be. one ,of the strongest
stanuaru nearers cue pany coma nave. .
Vie hear some talk la Washington of
Col. Morrison aa a "Western man, of Car
lisle as a Southwestern, man, and Olney
as an Eastern man. In connection with
the Demcicra'lc nomination for President.
But I do not think' niucJu stress should be
laid on the candidacy of these men."
Expert Cracksmen Loot n I.1ttle Con
cern In an IlUndla Town.
Hollar, 111., Nov. 25.;yome time be
tween midnight and. da 4ra yesterday rob
bers entered the State tBnk ot Alpha,
village thirty-four nille southeast of
here, securing $4,700. 'Toe- men accom
plished their work with. tBci greatest skill
and attracted no attention.
Entrance was gainevt through a hall
above the bank, under Ut floor of which
two feet of masonry of the vault Is laid.
By tearing- up the flooe and loosening
tlie masonry the lnatefeiofithe vault was
gained and the money secnied by the nee
of explosives. i j
Tlie explosion aroused the residents of
tlie town from sleep, bnf 3P attention was
paid as to the nature of tU There is no
ciue eo cue roouero.
Looted Offices In W fist? Virginia nnd
Is Caught In Waahlngtou State.
Tacoma, Wash., Nov. 4Z5 Sherman Ar
mour was brought to tula city yesterday
k from Ev crctt. Wash., wlero he was ar-
resrecioaiurnayonthe charge or postomcc
robbery, committed at trade's Mill and
Vic-mi n. W. Va. " -
I Armour, who Is a mere youth, does not
eieiiy mac ne lame party wnnien. lie wuiue
taken back to West Virginia today.
Probable Fatal RIowFrnm nil Ex
plosion of Hot Cinders.
Toungatown, 0., Nor. 'i. James Smith,
son of Supt, Smith ot the Ohio Steel Com
pany's plantr was perhr fatally Injured
last evening by the-'explosion of'a- hot
cinder. f ? -
, A huge piece of the cider struck Smith
squarely In tneface,'crusjfnIt in a terrible
manner. . ja
Theexplo5on-wni jterilfic. a piece of
the cinder passtngtbroufta steel plate.
Burlington, Vt KcfI!B . The first
skating fatality ot tlietr.ttn in this sec
tion occurred in tblavcltvpyestf iday, when
Eugene F. Bcaufre udfctrelTc-year-:td
Uui named Itunll were dfcwaed by break
ing uiieyzg a aaiiiaba w I
Candidates for House Offices
Busy at Their Headquarters.
SOUTHEBNERS STAND SOLID
Eight States Are Represented In the
Call, for a Cuucuh to Be Held Thurs
day X'licht HenderHon In Hopeful
aud Col. Tipton's Managers Are
SeekiUKtoMake a WlnnlnjjConibiue.
, H&4bf?C ' ' "' 1- af ctt
The arrival of many member tola morning
largely augmented the visitors to the head
quarters or candidates for the minor House
orflccs, thus giving assurances that during
the remaining five days of thecauvass there
will be a sufficiency of life and animation.
A large proportion of tlie newcomers
called Impartially upon (Jen. Henderson
and CoL McDowell, evidently desiring to
consider the claims of each candidate be
fore announcing their preference.
In the same spirit of rrlendllnes there
were among the callers those proimnent
in Democratic council', such aa Mr. Kich
ardson or Tennessee. Gen. Catchlngs or
MIxlsslppl. and others. Likewise there
were tho-e belonging to (lie upper branch
of Congress, among them being Senators
Gear or Iowa and Vt ilson of Washington.
It has not been expected that Mr. Keed
will visit either or both of the clerkship
headquarier.ashewlll, otcourse, maintain
the utmost neutrality in the pending con
test, doubtless realizing that be has trou
bles enough of his own in the rinal comple
tion and re-vision of Ids committees.
WON'T KUBARRAS8 HEED.
At the tame time It Is highly Improbable
that either Gen. Henderson or Col. McDow
ell will in the slightest degreccnibarrass Mr.
Keed by making even a purely social call
upon lilni at the Shorehaiu.
Col. McDowell and his chief lieutenants
express themselv es as feeling satisfied with
the present outlook. They feel that they
are holding their own with the incvniing
members, and are continually strengthen
ing themselves and making gains.
At the headquarters of Gea. Henderson
there is an air of greater confidence than
has heretofore lieen manifested. Letters
and telegrams received from various sec
tions of the country indicate that the gen
tleman from Illinois will get his full quota
of support, even In States which have been
consiuered as against him.
The aggregate of gains as shown from
different sources Is very grutlrylng and
encouraging to Oen.Henderson'smanagers.
Mr. Aldrlcu expresses tlie belief that the
outlook is brighter than at any time since
the contest was inaugurated.
The Indiana members expect to bold
a State caucus some time during the week;
and have practically determined to adopt
the unit rule and give their undivided vote
to that candidate which shall be agreed
upon In the caucus.
Major Steele, who has Dad previous ex
perience In Congress and will rank next to
Mr. Johnson in the leadership of the In
diana delegation, will arrive here tonight
aud is expected to actively participate in
the fight before it Is finished.
TWO ARE PLEDGED.
Those lu charge ot Col. Tipton's candi
dacy for the doorkeepers blp declare that
there la no foundation for the statement
printed that the three North Carolina mem
bers have agreed to solidly support Mr.
Glenn. On the contrary two of them. are
pledged to abide by the decision of the
caucus of Southern nieinbera.
The following call was this afternoon
placed in circulation for the purpose or ob
"We, the undersigned Republican mem
bers or the Fifty-fourth Congress from the
States or Mar land, Virginia, West Vir
ginia, Nortb Carolina, Tennessee. Kentucky,
Texas and Missouri, agree to meet in con
ference nt 8 o'clock p. ra. Thursday, No
vember l'3r at the Kiggs House, wlthoutany
public call, ror the purpose of discussing
the best course for us to pursue In the organ
ization of the House of Representatives?'
In view of the fact that Mr. Russell of
Missouri is a candidate for sergeant-ut
arms, there la some- doubt expressed as to
what action will be taken by the tea Re
publicans of the Missouri delegation. It
is said by those lu a position to speak ad
visedly that the situation will be care
fully, and If it appears self-evident that
ttiedclegation can command enough strength
to control the caucus they will participate-,
bat otherwise will net on their own respon
sibility. Wlth Missouri out of the caucus, the re
raulnlug twenty two members from the
other Htntes-dsslgnuted In the call, would
endeavor to makesuclLanarraiigement with
the East or West.avto.secure sufficient
support to insure tho election ot Col.
Tipton, or some other good man, to
one ot the ortlccs ror which contests are
It will lie late In tin week Tiefore anv
definite predictions can be made-a to the
probable result of the fight. Fully two
thirds of the members are yet to arriv e, and
tbey can easily changetbc whole complexion
of the situation as uowseen rrom any point
of view. ,
CONDITION OF TJMAS.
Xot Dead, But Xo Hope Entertained
of His llcc-overy.
-Paris, Nov.CS. The report circulated
early this morntoK that M. Ale-eandrc Du
mas, the dfsttnsUshed author, was dfad
was prem-iture, '
He la tulferimr fronfan abscess on the
brain and is In o-ci.ntmi- condition.--Hi
ph)slclans have no i.opt- of lnsrtci'Viry,
ami his icutlvcs have- been s.:irmonc-J to
ids bcdihlet. ,.
SUICIDE WITH A PISTOL.
Parks Killed Himself in His Booms
on M Street.
George T. Parks, a well-known young
real estate dealer, killed himself today with
a revolver In hls.rooni at No. 457 M street
north weat. " ,
Mr. Parks occupied a suite ot rooms on
the third floor. He was Just past thirty
years old, and until re;enUy had been doing
a good business. So far as known, bis as
sociates say, the young man lived an exem
plary life, and his suicide can only be ex
plained on the ground or despondency aris
ing rrom financial troubles.
Mr. Parks did not rise at Ids usual hour
this morning, but the fact did notcauseany
comment in the household.
At 10 15 a pistcd shot was heard, the
sound coming from his aiartments.
When entrance to them was efrected it
was discovered that Mr. Parka bad killed
himselt by firing a pistol bullet through
his mouth, the ball passing through the
brain, producing Instantaneous death.
There was nothing to thow wnft had led
him to comlt the deed, a.cnreful examina
tion falling to reveal any letters written b
The coroner was notified, and, after an
examination, decided that an Inquest was
It was learned later that for the past
six months Mr. Paiks had been in ill
health, hut had kept at his work and not
given his friends any idea of his de
spondency. Sundiy, in conversation with
a friend he seemed brlghtand cheerful
and said that he would see him today.
Tlie body was round Ijinc iu a heap
on the Hoerr. the blood gushing rrom a
wound hi the back or his head and the re
volver lying on the rioor beside him. He
had placed the pistol's muzzle In his mouth
Mr. Parks was for ten vears a tel'er In
the Central Ngtional Bank, and recently
has been engaged In the real estate business
with an office in the Ames Building.
REED GAME IN DISGUISE
Speaker and Czar-to-Be Has Doffed
lias Token Ills Old Apart mentsnt the
Shorebani Be-lesed by ToHtl-
claus After Place und X'ovver.
Ex-Speaker and Speaker-t-be Reed last
evening arrived in tlie city, having spent
Saturday night ami Sunday In Philadelphia
visiting friends and supposedly consult
ing with a number of leading busuuis men
who are interested Ut the composition of
Mr Reed took ids old apartments at te
Shoreham, and will be Joined in about teb
da vs by Mrs. Reed and his daughter.
The next Speaker had mil tven in Wash
ington for something like nine months,
aud the long respite from work and theex
cltcroent incidental to imliticsha.ui every
way improved his health. His color is ex
cellent. Ii's eyes bright, his itcp sprightly,
and his manner full of animation.
The elder change of iiotc in Mr. Reed's
makeup lies hi the fact that he has had his
mustache rcmoveO and now presents a
dean-shaven race. The eMcct is to give
theman rrom Mai neau appearance oradded
-youthfulness. Some of bis Mends are a
trifled 'puzzled, .by ..the , transformation,
but soon discover wherein lies the rnymeo.
Mr. Reed has today received s nuniber.ot
callers, Including many of but colleagues
in the last House and some ot those who
will on next Monday become national
legislators. Doubtless some of these sought
to Indicate their preferences as to commit
tee assignments, but on matters of that
character it la certain that a profound si
lence Will be maintained.
In regard to tlie character of financial
legislation to be Inaugurated by the Repub
licans Mr. Reed humorously observed that
it would not beftttlngtodiscusstbal subject
until the policy and views, of. the adminis
tration had been fully ouilinettlu thePrs
ldeut's fortbeamhg message to Congress.
He also declined to discuss ihcllnenr tariff
legislation that will probably be followed,
expressing his belief that it Is better to wait
and ascertain what suggestions may be
made on that subject by the President.
It goes wlthiuc saying- that Mr. Reed
will take no part In the pending contest
for the niiinir Housu offices. He will
visit none of the headquarters established
lu tlie Interest of the various candidates
aud will e-arefully avoid everything that
might be c-oustrued as Indicative of a pref
erence. BF.H BODY XOT E.YFITJMED.
Hitch In the Inquiry Into the Sudden
Death of Miss Hurley.
The body of MLssA nnle Hurley, the oting
ladv who was engaged to Dr. King, of
the" Sixth Auditor's of lice, and whose sud
den death aroused the suspicions of her
friends, lias not yet been exhumed.
Dr. Hanunett had a conference this af
ternoon with District Attorney Bimey
with reference to the matter. It was a
strictly' private discussion, but it is un
derstood that the meeting was brought
about by the refusal ot tLe cemetery au
thorities to permit the exhuming of the
body. The assigned reason for the refusal
was that the fee ot So was not rot incoming.
Dr. llammctt stated that his conference
with Mr. Birney was merely concenirac
the probable cause of death, and he said
that he had no Information whatever upon
which to base an order for disinterment.
He Is anxious, be says, Tor additional in
formation, but until he gets It he knows of
no reason for proceeding further.
Mr. Birney declined to state what trans
pired at the conference, but said he Is inves
tigating further, and will have the results
TORTURED BY HOUBEHS.
Ilorrlble Work of Two Tramps Xenr
Wilmington, Del., Nov. 25 James. Rich
mond and John Clark, two tramps, were
arrested today for highway robbery at
The story of the robbery Is a horrifying
one. Late last nlht Henry Ruse was walk
ing along the railroad track, when a party
of tramps stopped him. They demanded
histuoncy, and vv nea Rose refused the tramps
said, "Roast the nigger," and proceeded
to do so. They bound Rose to a rail and
then held him over a fire. When hiselothes
began to burn Rose begged tobe released, hut
the tramps sttll held nim over the flames.
Finally the heat became too much to tiear,
aud Rose offered the men all he had. They
released him, after which he was stripped
of his trousers, coat, and shoes, and $5
be had hidden In his clothes'. Ruse was
then allowed to go, and he informed the
MA HBLEUEA DS DIFFICULTY.
She Was Too LnrKe to He rermltfed
to Enter the Mosphoras.
London, Nov. 25. A d.spaich from the
representative or the United Press at Con
stantinople says the main objection or
the Porte to tne admission or the United
States cruiser Marblehead Into the Bos
pliorus. for which Minister Terrell made
application, was that she was too large,
only small boats being allowed to enter.
Signs of ft Wre-clr.
Delaware Breakwater, Del., Nov. 25,
Steamer Baron Ardrossan, from Bat.ivia.
etc via St. Michaels, repo rtsNovemher 1 nth
instant, lat. 34.47, u. long. 81.10 w.,
passed a large Mast a short, time In the
water, twelve miles further west, passed
a large wbte boat, bottom up. Could not
nuke out name.
Schooner Foster Ordered. Heleufced.
Secretary Carlisle today ordered the
release or the achoouer James W. Foster
detained at Lewes. Del., on suspicion or
about to start on a f Lhbiisterlng expedition.
Minnie Palmer Divorced.
London. Niv. 25, Tlie decree of divorce
(nisi ) granted in May last 1 o John R. Rogers
against Ida .wife Minnie Palmer, the act
ress, was today made absolute.
Dr. Mary Gordon, .Splrltnal Mother,
Now at 629 13th st.uw cor. P. tells you
all thluga and prescribes a proper remedy
for your troubles. Always at home.
.Last .ltttck pf, the- great money-raising
! at the New Xorfc Clouting House.
Alexandria County Cases Com
promised by the Officials.
SMALL 'FINES ABE IMPOSED
Surprising Termination of theMntter.
Two Men Were Tried and Sen
tenced, But They Were Xot In Court.
Mr. Marbury'n Contradictory Muteo"
mems Concerning Ilia Action. -J
In the Alexandria county court this morn
ing the cases against tlie Heaths for setting
up and running a gambling house were com
promised. Governor O'Ferrall, of Vir
ginia, has given it out that no compromise
would be tolerated or even listened to.
Hc'8a!d in a recent Interview that he would
se-e that the whole gang got the full limit
or tne .aw.
The limit or tl e law is a rine or $1,000
and twelve n.onths in the county jail. Not
one or tl c- lolators or the laws or Virginia
goi una semence.
Jack Heath, sr., was turned loose, Mr.
Marbury having said that he had not been
an active participant In the running uf the
Joint, although eve ry one knows thar while
he may not have dealt faro or called lenu
numbers, he was the actual backer or the
notorious up the-nver resort.
Charles Heath was fined 5100 and sen
tenced to two months iu Jail. Fd Heath,
although not present Inciiurt. w as sentenced
to t he same.
The lawc-rs or Alexandria say that it
was a most unusual proceeding lo trv and
sentence a man without his being present
In court, and a rugltivc rrom Justice.
AH that Judge Cnkhister knew. i bout Fd
Heath's whereabouts he had to take from
Heath's counsel. Air. Brent.
The other ine-i n ho were implicated in
the recent raid made by Detective Bald
win, were Iinesl 50 and sentenced to
senega termor tciidavsin thecountv JaiL
They were Jack Heath, Jr.. Jack Walsh.
Jim La Fontaine, James DaK Harry
KUey and Koiiert Slater. Slater, like- the
elusive Kdiile Heath, was not present in
court, but he was sentenced Just the sa'ce.
COCRT WAS PACKED.
When the court oik ned this iiiornlrg it
was (Kicked with a pushing, crowding line's
ot humanity, who came there to n e tiv res
doubtable Baldwin and ulso hear tLe trial
of the cases against the lle-ath boys.
Immediate! tsin the opening of court
It was obvious mat the cases against the
Heaths ttoul'l not come to trial today.
Prosecuting Atlomc Marbury In order to
make sup of a conviction m the ease of
tlie Heaths bad a special grand jurv sum
moned to return hiiiietments against them
for the special occasion when the raid was
made by Detective Baldwin and his men.
The pedal grand jury after being sworn
we-nt into their room nnd arter examining
several witnesses returned a true bill
againt tl c Heaths Tor running a gambling;
house. There were several inuictmenia
hanging over Heath U'fwc the last was
maile, yet tne cas against tne-m were com
promised on the pavment or a pallrv fine
and a rew days hi prlsonment in Hie county
The trial or the Heaths was not set rcr
today, and almost the entire time or the
court during the morning was taken up
In setting dates for other cases.
before the lb-nths, was set f. r trial today,
and Mr. Marbury seemed to want the ca
to come to immediate trial. Mr. llrmt,
the counsel (or the Heaths, was also anx
ious, or nt least he appeared fu-be, for thai
case to beset lor nn early trial.
" .Mr. Green, iXelson's counsel, sat on Mr.
llrentlna very hardrranner. HetoM Brent
that lie would manage his own cases, and
that when he -ranted ?i suggestions
rtr,m him he wociel call ou him. From tl
b)"3lay It was evident that llrrnt would
have liked to nave Hie Nels,,u casecuine up
first before a jury so that lie coukl see
what they did a ith him. This would lo a.
freat degrev aid him in till derene of tte
leaths. Finallv, though, after the grand
Jury bad returned the additionla indict
ment against the Heaths, the Judge wa
asked to set a day fur the trial- It waa
understood that he said e-dn-sday would
be the day.
MR. MARBURY 'S STATEMENT.
Prosenitlug attorney Marburv wasaski-d
this morning about 10 o'clock If a enm pro
mise iu the Hcalli case would be effected,
aud be replied that it would not, and that
he would not even listen to the talk of tba
counsel for the defense if they wanted
to talk compromise.
He led the rejiorter to Iwlicve that h
was acting under private Instruction-!
from the governor, aud that the governor
had authorized htm to resist any attempt
Yet one hour after he had given out this
piece of information lie emerged from tlie
private office of Judge Chichester, and,
approaching The Times reporter, infonwd
him that the case had been com proniieed by
the Judge, and that the men had Ix-en given
the sentences as stated above. Judge CU
chester. Mr. Mirbury. old man Heath, and
his counsel, Mr. Brent, were taken Into
the private office of the Judge, and, after
a consultation ot about thirty minutes, the
people lu the courtroom were iurormed of
the extraordinary compromise.
It Is understood that Judge Chichester
annoanced from the bench during tlie- last
term or cetUrt that he would Impose no mure
penalties, upon gamblers unlP a Jury has
passed upon the case. That hetearter thu
practice ot ef reeling compromise- with thb
class or people would lie discontinued.
Prosee-itltig Attorney Marbury also an
nounced that he had exacted a promise
from tuenieu to leave the State.
GAMBLERS WERE OVERJOYLD.
The Heath crowd were highly elated at
the se-ntence imposed upon them, and not
one was beard to grumble In the le-ur.
Even their counsel seemed to be mule a bit
happ over tlie result or the compromise.
Oeorge Nclsoj, vv ho was running the same
kind or a place Hcatb was, and whose con
duct or it was not in so direct a violation
Qt the law, his counsel sas, will insist
upon the same method of trial.
"I was forced, or at least they tried to
force me." said Mr. Green, Nelson's coun
sel, -into a speedy trial of the Nelson
case, one that would show the Heath crowd
what would Le doue with them. 1 shall
Insist upon the same method tieing u-d in
the case ot Nelson. It woj'd be a most de
cided injustice to send m man to Jail
with a big fiue and a long sentence, when
the Ileum crowd Is relea-ed with such a.
liht one. The case will come up Wednes
day, and I shall rertainl insist upo.i a
compromise lu Ihc same way as was done
THE DETECTIVES' OPIVION.
It is the opinion among the lnw rs and
prominent ieople In Alexandria that this
will uot be the end or the case. It Is thought
bv them that the governor will have souie
tliing to say. about the nutter.
It is a well-known fact that Petcetlvo
Baldwin, who planned nnd cxexutcd the
raid, to such tood advantage. Is vco much
cut up over tlio tel minatioii or the cases.
He was actlm; und-r tliedlrect order of tne
governor, and he has often stated that the
men would be giv en tlie full penalty of the
Detective Baldwin was seen bv a Times
reporter In bis room at the Raleigh lhi
"I think the sentence was an outrage,
after the money that has been spent In secur
ing the arrest of the Heaths- I am ot
tlie opinion that tho Al-t iiulria pcopl
acted without O'Ferrall's knowledge and
that this will not be- tho 1 n" of this ease.
I think be will take up tl c again if
"Those men should hnve-teen given thai .
full penalty ot tho law. The governor wiD,
I am sure, repudiate the action of the Alex
andria people. He Is not to blame In this)
matter, as no has told me he did not wast
a compromise accepted." '
Bljt Wls-c-oiwln Sawmill Horned.
Marinette, Wis., Nov. 23 The saw mill .
or the Menominee Uiver Limit r Cumiuuy
was destrotil by Tire ycstenluA ntirn'ng.
The loss Is about $100,"0(i.
Xoted Com ill u na.nl Dead.
Paris, Nov. 2B- Arthur Artuiud, the mte4,
The Laxt Week..
This week is the last Week that Hie Near ,
l'ork- Clothing House have got to ,raa
the 51Q.8&3.18 to meet the nte of Member
Bros . Which rails due "in the 2d of De-crm- .
beri They havebeen making-lie rolc-eff.-fuj.
to raise the money, and are satrdlcai-g '
everything In their .store. It la a big op
portunlty to buy clothing' at a vvnuderful
figure " . "
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