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A Public Exhibition
WILL BE GIVEN AT
No. 734 15th St. N. W.
(Opposite Hotel Page),
and Continuing Each Day
Through the Week
10 a, m. to 10 p. m.
This large and fully fur
nished house, formerly oc
cupied by the German Em
bassy will afford an excellent
opportunity to show the
OF THIS GAS
and its effect upon
Paintings. Tapestry, etc
The Electric Light, City
Gas and "Welsbach burners
will be used for purposes of
and others interested in this
remarkable discovery are
incited to examine the light
and its installation for do
mestic uses at this exhibit.
Vote Today on the Bond Bill.
The Times has afforded the people of .the District their first opportunity,
since they became the wards of the National Government, to exercise the rifeht
The question at issue is one of vital importance to citizens, and the result
will do much to influence Congress for or against the propositfon to increase
the value of private landholdings at public expense.
The Bond Bill has been explained at length in these columns and today the
voting begins, polls to close at 6 o'clock Saturday, December 7.
Vote either for or against but vote, anyway. Show that you appreciate
the right of franchise, even though you can only obtain it through the efforts
of a newspaper.
Below is the voting coupon and the list of polling places. Vote at the one
nearest your place of residence or business.
List of Polling Places.
Vote at the polling place nearest your res
idence. The polling places will be as follows:
WALTER J. BOYCE. First 6treet and New
York avenue northwest.
H. C. EABTERDAY. corner G street nnd
New Jersey avenue northwest.
FRANK SMITH. Fourth and G streets
A. B. McCLOSKEY. 1312 Seventh street
B. W. DUFFY, Ninth nnd N streets north
F. M. CR1SWELL, Seventh and T streets
EDMONDS A WILLIAMS, Third street and
Pennsylvania avenue northwest.
W. G. ROE, Seventh and L streets north
west. MOUNT VERNON PHARMACY, Ninth
street and New York avenucnorthwest.
O. A. BENTLEY. Fourteenth and Corcoran
Cut THls Out and Vote. It.
1st Do you favor the issuance of bonds by the District to the amount of
Four Million Dollars for the improvement of sewers and streets within the
city limits proper?
Yes or No.
2d Do you favor the issuance by the District of bonds to the -amount
of Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars, or more, for street and
sewer extension and improvements which shall include property lying- outside
of the city limits proper?
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Fourth House of Congress Opens
With Great Eclat.
CLAIMANTS AND SPOILSMEN
These, With tJio First-Mentioned, Go
to Make a Body Tliat In Larger Than
Co ngressand the Third Uooiie,Made
Up of Newspaper Men Curious
Scenes In the Corridor.
Those members of tbe Fourth House
who dlI not remain up all night became of
urgent business, and by force ot other ap
parent reasons, began at an early hour the
.abors of tbe day.
The conditions which confronted this
contingent, by all odds the superior In
numerical strength of tbe other three, were
tlmllar to those which followed that battle
by tbe North 8ea, which preceded the pass
ing of King Arthur. The wayfarer and
wanderer was met by rain, gray mist and
Itshould be stated, by wayof parenthetical
jxplanatlon, that the Third House Is com
posed of newspaper men and the fourth of
lobbyists, claimants and seekers after place.
These latter two classes were today the
ones prepoixlcrately in evidence.
With early dawn there began coming forth
from hotel corridors, boarding-bouse 8
and cheap lodging places an army ot those
who grappled witn tbe situation and lelt
like King ulchard on that occasion when tie
declared that "tbis day shall end my but
tles or my life." Their very appearance
CROWDED THE HOTELS.
From the boom of the sunrise gun at
Fort Myer until the middle of the forenoon
the corridors of the up-town hotels 'Were
crowded withmembersof theFdurih House.
They were In all stages of suspense, and
were largely unsuccessful In concealing
their feelings. Those of more respectable
appearance were able to hare cards bell
boyed up stairs to tbe Representatives from
their districts, but the vast majority were
curtly informed that the persons had gone
Later the Journey to the Capitol began.
A few who hud been provident In the long
and depressed Interim between the Flfty
rirst and Fifty-fourth Congresses found
transportation in the grip and horse chts.
Tuhse wbo were on tbe division fence be
tween distress and poverty elevated tat
tered and weather-beateuumbrellas, turned
up their coat collars, and trudged placidly
along toward tbe big building on top or the
hill, their hearts rilled with hope and their
shoes full of water.
But the great host had not umbrellas.
Many expected to purchase "overcoats with
their first mouth's salary. All considered It
the part of wisdom to have their two re
maining nickels for another night's lodg
ing in preference to reckless extravagance
in street car riding.
They walked, looking more like dllaD
idated Juptters than up-to-date gentlemen.
They did not heed the rain, wind or cold.
None of these thimrs moicd them.
There was more iu evidence this year
man ever nerore me long, gaunt, nungry-lookius-.
For tbe first time since he cast bis Initial
vote a Republican had been elected to
Congress from bis district, and he thought
It iiotliinc but Just that he should faavo
some share iu the patronage. A diminu
tive oriice, wiin a siuan salary aitacn
nieut, would suit bhu, and be was after it.
And thus tbey pedestrlanated toward the
Capitol. Tired, sleepy, weary though
tbey were, each man cheerfully remembered
that Lincoln stuffed bis trousers In bis
boots nnd split rails, and Garfield piloted
a balky tandem mule team along the lone
some and unrespunsUe canal. These
thoughts filled the head, but tbey could not
till the stomach.
IN THE CORH1DOES.
Arrived at the Capitol, tbe members of
the Fourth House tookpossesslon of tbccnr
rldors and continued the search for their
Representatives. They haunted tbe offices
or the clerk, doorkeeper, and sergennt-nt-urms
long before those gentlemen bad been
duly elected and Inducted Into office, and
clamored for that wbicb was not accorded
The new type and tbe old hustled each
other In their desire to be first, and those on
guard at the doors hustled all of them
It was the pathetic side of partisan poli
tics. It caused the advocate or civil ser
vice reform to taken fresh hitch in his con
viction that everything should be subject
to d imnetitlve examination even admission
A clean sweep may be all right from the
standpoint of party politics, but it fills an
"old rounder" with a sense of "lostness"
OFFUTT A BLUMER, Fourteenth and U
J. LOUIS KRlC. Seventeenth street and
GEQRGE B. LOCKHART, 1344 Thirty-second
M. McNULTY. 1330 Fourteenth street
H.HAGE, 2103 Pennsylvania avenue nor Lh-
DANIEL D. MULCAHY, North Capitol and
J. E. WOODFORD, Fifth and n streets
A. P. GEYER, Thirteenth and H streets
J. W. JOHNSON, 49 H street northeast.
W. F. MACKAY, 21 H street northeast.
HOYLE & CO., Fourth and East Capitol
F. P. WELLER, Eighth and I streets south-
THOMAS A. D0BYN8. Second street and
Pennsylvania avenue southeast.
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IS MORTON A CANDIDATE?
New Yorkers and All Other Oandi
dates and Friends Inquiring-
Big Four Piatt, Depew, Miller and
Lauterbucli for Him, Bat Would
Like to Hear From Him.
New York, Dec. 2. IsOov. Levi P . Morton
a candidate for the Republican nomination
forPresldent? Will he allow his name to go
before tbe convention as a candidate? These
two questions ate agitating Republican
statesmen, not only from New York, but
other States. It la getting, along toward
the time when they want to know
It Is positively known that Reed, McKln
ley Harrison, and Allison are candidates
rur the nomination, but nothing whatever
is known concerning Gov. Morton's posi
tion. Republicans ot nil sorts and conditions
In tbe State believe that he should be New
York's ilrst and only choice In the national
convention. Tbe big lour Piatt, Depew,
Miller and Lauterbach have openly declar
ed for Morton In tbis fashion, but it was
ascertained yesterday that they bare done
this on their own book and without tbe
sllgbtest encouragement from Gov. Morton.
But they are at sea, while Uov. Morton
maintains absolute silence as to his future
course concerning the use of his name. Mr.
Reed's friends would like to know where
Morton stands. So would Harrison's
friends. Indeed, Gov. Morton Is regarded
as tbe enigma of tbe situation.
As a matter of fact, the New York Btate
Republicans are as much In tbe dark as tbe
other followers. Tbeyrcally do not know
whether to climb In and make a rattling
fight to land Mr. Morton, or whether tbey
must continue to present his name merely
from courtesy, and until they may know
where to deliver tbe delegation, orus much
of it as possible, to make It do the most
THOMPSON ON'' THE STAND.
Second Complainant Testifier Against
the Seamen Ilazers.
Tbe board of Inquiry appointed to in
vestigate tbe charges of hazing In tbe class
of seamen gunners at the navy yard re
sumed Its sessions this morning In the
navy yard court-martial room.
BeainanTbompson.oneof tbecolored com
plainants, was placed on the stand. His
testimony followed very closely that given
by Johnson, all of which has been fully
printed In The Times.
He accused Smith, a fellow-classman, of
fiourlug salt around his chair and of chal
lenging him to f Igbt. He said Fox had called
him names, and most or the white classmen
had suug unpleasontsongs.
Ensign Williams returned to the stand to
correct a few minor errors In his testi
mony of last week before he goes to the In
dian Head-proving grounds, where he has
"WERE THEY LYNCHED?
Suttons Were Last Seen In the Hands
ol a Mob.
Atlanta, Dec 2. W. T. Sangster, a
court officer, went loto tbe country near
UuadlUa. Dooley county, to serve a war
rant on Tony Button, wbo Is regarded as a
Button and bis father and two brothers
were found at a e-.ine still, and they re
sisted. Id the fight Bangster was killed.
Touy fled. Tbe rather and an elder brother
were arrested, bjt were liberated on iimdl
tiou that they give Tony up. They d Id this,
and officers ttarted with him for Una
dllla. Ou tbe way a mob took him from
the officers and nothing has been seen
of him since. Tbe younger brother Is also
missing. Dooley county people deny, bow
ever, that there has been a lynching
Tbe reported lynching of a negro In
Glasscock county a few days ago proves
to have been a mistake. The sheriff, b
promising to secure a speedy trial, per
suaded the mob to give bhu up.
Uov. Atkinson Is doing-all iu his power
to capture the 'perpetrators of the two
WANT THE 1IATTLESH1PS.
Newport News Jubilant nt Prospect
"of Getting Two ot Them.
Newport News, Dec- 2. There Is great
Joy In the workshops here over the pros
pect of battleships 5 and 6 being construct
ed here, the bid of the Newport News Com
pany being $300,000 below the next low
It appears that the Navy Department
can save $600,000 by building both tbe
Kearsarge and her stetcr here instead of
awarding one to tbe Pacific Slope, where
still another additional expense would re
sult rrom paying the freight across the
continent of all armor and equipment.
Under these circumstances President C.
P. Orcutt of the Newport News Company is
conflden tthat both battleships will be
built in the Southern States.
JOBEPH LINDEN, 408 Eighth street south
east. W. W. HALL, Jr., 722 Four-and-a-half
JOSEPH PETIGNAT, COD Seventh street
W. D. BRACE, Thirtieth and M streets,
J. W. JENNINGS, 1142 Connecticut avenue
SIMMS' PHARMACY, Fourteenth street
and New York avenue north west.
DeMOLL A HELM8EN, Ninth and East
BYRNES' DRUG STORE. Ninth street and
Mnrylnnd avenue northeast.
THE TIMES OFFICE. Tenth street and
W. H. TRIN8L0W, 27 Monroe street, Ana-
costla. D. C.
R.T.PYWELL. 1001 Eleventh streetsoutb-
GU Y M. NEELY A CO.. corner Eleventh and.
C streets southeast-
BOMB TflROWm THE CZAR
Report by Way ot-tienna That His
Life Was AttM$ted Today.
VaKueTetail Are;G,tTeu of the Mis
sile G rasing tbe Xmperor's Cheek,
and Story-la Not YetCouflrnied.
Loudon, Dec. 2. The Central News cor
respondent In Vienna says that a report h
In circulation there that a projectile was
thrown at theczar-in St. Petersburg today.
Tbe missile graced' his 'majesty's cloak
and fell harmlessly to tbe ground. No one
was Injured. r
The report says that fourteen arrests hare
been made In connection w Ith the afralr.
Confirmation or the rumor is lacking.
It bas been known iir sometime that the
activity of tbe nihilists It dally Increasing.
Surrounded as be was berore by every
safeguard which could" possibly be devised,
as It was thought, the czar has for some
time past been In ssch.a statu of terror
that precautions have-been vastly increased.
Even those best acqs slntedwltb the situa
tion are ut a loss to know how ny bomb
thrower could penetrate pear enough to
the person of tbeemperor tomake an attack
upon his life.
The czar hss a presentment that he will
die as his father dldr by the band of the
essassin, and tbe leastsuspiclous movement
of anyone near him convinces him that his
hour is come. f
THE DISTHICI? ESTIMATES.
Item h of Local Interest In Secretary
Carllide'H Lett.r to Comrress.
In the letter from Urn Secretary of the
Treasury to Congress, transmitting otl
niateftorapproprlntioas.thereappearstbnsc for the District identically as submitted to
him by the Commissioners.
It used to be the custom for the Secretary
to hack down tbe Commissioners' estimates,
largely "on generaljprlnciples," but Mr.
Carlisle has retrained from, doing ibis, as
he prefers that Congress should undertake
It Is not deemed necessary to reprint
them, as tbeyappcaredonlyrecentlyiuThe
Tbe estimate Includes tbe following Items
of local Interest:
For the Coast and Geodetic Survey, $400,
320. as against $409,070 for 1896.
For the various bureaus embraced la tbe
Smithsonian Institution, $401, BOO, as
against $300,129 for 189G.
For the Fish Commission.. $335,740, be
ing the same as last year.
For the employes of the now city post
For fuel, lignts, miscellaneous Items, and
repair for now post-orflce building, $30.-
For furniture, carpets, gas-fixtures,
window-shades, awning, &c, fur local
nost-orflce, new post-office building,
For current expenses, Government Hos
pital for the Insane, $204,451, as against
200,740 in 189G. - '
Columbia Institution ror Deaf snd Dumb.
$57,500. as against- $83,500 last year.
Howard University, $34,500, being un
changed. SENSATIONAL SUICIDE.
You hit. Man IlUKliex Into n Crowded
Car nnd Shoots Illmwlf.
Decatur, 111., Dec. 2 A sensational scene
was enacted yesterday in tbe smoking car
of train No. 42, from Bf. Louis, on tbe
When about ten miles from tbis city a
passenger from one of rbc other cars burst
into the smoker, and.viashlng a revolver
before the panlc-strlck-Xi Inmates of the car.
placed the weapou to bis head and blew
out hli brains. He .died Just us tbe train
He had carefully rcraoved.frnm his cloth
ing everything that would furnish a clew
to his identity. His ticket was to Chicago,
and in bis pocket was round a bottle of
carbolic acid which be had bought in St.
Be was about five feet seven Inches In
height, neatly dressed, with a dark brown
moustaeneand curly, light brown bair.
slightly mixed' with gray and cut pompa
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NEW YORK DELEGATES.
Differing Opinions In Regard to the
Stains ot McKlnley.
Columbus, Ohio, Dtc. 2. Stale Senator
Frank Pavey of New York, who Is visit
ing here, said in an interview today that,
while New York would be nominally for
MortouTor the Republican nomination for
President, there would be men in the dele
gation who would openly favor McKlnley,
and eventually the whole delegation Would
go to McKlnley.
Governor-elect Buslinell, who has just
returned from New York, says It is his
opinion that the whole New York delega
tion will be for Morton.
In the Abxeuce of tbe Emperor It
Will He a Tume Affair.
Berlin, Dec. 2. The ceremony of opening
the session of tbe Rtlchstag, which will
take place tomorrow, will be unusually sim
ple. As the emperor will not be present, tba
throue will not be uncovered, nor will the
orrielals or the court, tbe Prussian princes,
or the generals and other high military or
rielals attend, as is customary.
The members of the Bundesratb, the im
perial ministers, and the secretaries of
state Will walkintotherhnmberlnrormnllv.
and the chancellor. Prince von Hohenioh'e.
win reaa ttie emperor's peecn, standing
upon the first step or tbe throne.
Only a rew or the members of the Reichs
tag are likely to be present, owing to the
brevity of the session, wbicb will last only
two weeks, until lcndlouriu: for thp hi, 11.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Chicago, Dec. 2. Benjamin Ela Gallup,,
oneot Chlcagn'soldc-stand truly representa
tive citizens, died yesterday at his residence.
No. 1710 Indiana avenue. The body will be
taken to Rochester, S. H., Wednesday for
Interment. Mr. Gallup was born In Lebanon,
N. H., July 11, 1826. In 1878 he was
sent by President Hayes as a commissioner
to the Paris Exposition. While actively en
gaged in business he handled all the Inter
ests ot Mrs. Hetty Green in Chicago, In
volving millions. He retired from business
about twelve years ago.
Berlin, Dec. 2. Dr. Tessendorf, attorney
general of tbe high court of the empire and
famous as an-aavocate,' died at Leipsic to
BArTJMTS In china.
Anxiety In Regard, to Missionaries in
Province of -Slieusl.
London, Dec. 2. Great anxiety is felt
for the safety of the. Baptist missionaries
The latest report from them stated that
In the province of Slieitsl, China. No news
at them has been received since August.
tbe Mohammedan rebels had captured the
city of SeeNgan, the capital of theprovlnce.
andmurdered Urgenambers of men, women
Zero Weather 'at Chicago.
Chicago. Dec. 2. Prof. Carrlntt, of the
government Weather JJureau, In a special
bulletin, predicts that In this section the
temperature wllLfal! to -zero tonight, and
that the weather -will continue very cold
during Tuesday and Tuesday night.
, Church Destroyed by Fire.
Norrlstown, Fa:, Dec. 2. The Goshen
hoppeu Lutheran Church, one mile below
Fennsbursr. was r.rt nizht destroyed by
'fire, caused by a defective flue. Loss, $25,-
uuu; insurance, $iu,uuu.
Chew Mint Julep Gum.
I am a Democrat.
David B. Hill has quit active politics for
a few weeks to announce to enthusiastic but
slender audiences his views ,on tbe subject
of "Personal Liberty."
As a lecturer Mr.HIUis not a success, ac
cording to the latest accounts. The Misfit
Clothing Parlors, 407 Seventh street, could
well anjirA him. a. ti9tn of their fmiiipnnn
success: they aro dolne on Immense trad.
low prices. ,'' '
Twenty-dollar custosn-made suits or over
coats at $8; $25 custom-made suits or
overcoats atl$lD;.$3i9'itom-rnade suits
or overcoats at $12; $36 custom-made sul U
or overcoats at $16; $40 custom-made suits
or overcoats at $18; panlsmade to order tor
$4 and $5 at.$2jo?" ,. "J " "
MISFIT . CLOTHUrO-PA-RLORB, 407
REED IS FOR RECIPROCITY
Hints Contained in His Speech Upon
Assuming the Speakership.
AU the Doctrine and Policies Made
Famous by Blaine Are to Be
Mr. Reed's speech upon assuming the
Speaker's chair, after an absence or four
years, was a disappointment to those who
expected that he would to a certain extent
outline something that could be construed
as Indicative of a Republican policy.
Thfronly comfort derived in this respect,
was an assurance that tbe party whose past
actions bad been proven right by lapse of
time could be safely depended upon for the
future. It Is not now a case of takiDg
off the harness, but ot putting It on.
There is a strong accumulation of evi
dence in the airuoapLere enveloping the
House tending lo forecast that a majority
of the members belonging to the party now
in power will favor rehabilitating an the
policies which the late James G. Blaine
either formulated or made famous. Pro
tection and Americanism will not be the
only great subjects brought up for mscu
slon. It is stated today no high authority that
im. iinrtrine or reehirooltv will be resur
rected and clothed with alt the Importance
it was accorded in tne latter aays i Har
rison's administration. Tbe Idea Is that
It will lill the wide gap existing between
the currency and financial questions on
one side and the general subject of for
eign relations on tbe other.
Facts and figures are being collected to
show tbe great benefit reared by American
merchants nnd manufacturers during the
time when reciprocal trade relations ex
ited between the United States and vari
ous of the South American republics. Cuba
will be made especially prominent In tbl
revival of Mr. Blaine's pet hobby. It will
Incidentally afford the most excellent and
unlooked-for opportunity of launching
forth eyery description of patriotic utter
ances. A large proportion of the new members
are holding their breath with anxiety
lo appear lii tbe Congressional Record,
and thus be plai-ed in evidence before their
constituents, and these will be turned loose
upon tbe subject or reciprocity, while the
leaders keep their eyes ou flnannce and
How the Crew Heuched Valparaiso in
Ouarantlne. S. I.. Dec. 2. On tbe steam
er Finance, which arrived this morning
from Colon, wereCapt.CharlesG.cartcrana
Second Officer R. A. Crocker of tbe ship
Partbla of Uath, Me., which was burned
in tbe South Pacific and abandoned by
ber crew. The Parthia sailed from Liver
pool June 25 for San Frunclsco, coal
laden. On September 27 6moke was seen pour
ins from the afterhold. An alarm was
ptvpn.-fliwl flint. Carter and the entire
crew endeavored to get at the lire, but
without success, and It was soon apparent,
tbat the vessel was doomed.
The boats were got ready and pro
visioned, and on October 1 the vessel was
abandoned, Capt. Carter and eleven men
getting Into tbe long boat, the chler mate
nnd eight men in another I mat, and Second
Officer Crocker and eight men In the re
Alter a tedious and dangerous voyage
or many days, the'entlrc snip's company
succeeded In reaching Valparaiso.
The boat in charge of Second Officer
PrriMrpr was fourteen davs In reachlmr
"Valparaiso, and the crew snffered terrlbljr
rrom tne .cicects or tueir. exposure in au
open boat. David Jones, a sailor, tiled and
bis body was consigned to tbe deep by bis
ESTIMATES OFMR. CAHLISLE.
Money Necemtary for Government Ex
penditure During Next Fiscal lenr.
Secretary Carlisle today sent to Con
gress the estimates submitted by tbe sev
eral Cabinet ofricers of the mony required
to be appropriated by the present Congress
for conducting tbe Government for the
fiscal jear ending June30, 1897.
The estimates by Departmeiitsare as fol
lows, cents being omitted:
Legislative establishment, $3,880,584;
executive establishment, $20,103,242; Ju
dicial establishment. $923,020; foreign
Intercourse. $1,649,058; military estab
lishment. $24,526,968; naval establishment,
527.583,675; Indian affairs. $8,760,458;
pensions. $141,384,570; public works, $28,
574.028: postal service, $5,024,779; mis
cellaneous, $36,635,631; permanent annual
appropriations. $119.054,160 grand to
tal. $418,091,073. , -
For 1896 the estimates footed up $410,
4.13.079, nnd the appropriations made for
the ear by Congress aggregated $412,
763.264. Among a mass of miscellaneous Items
Is $81. 0(J4 for the Washington navy yard
and $375 for tbe Washington postoffice.
FI R E ON THE OLYMVIA .
Lively Time at Honolulu With Fire
' In Coal Bunkers.
San Francisco, Dec. 2. A local paper
publishes a letter from a correspondent
In Yokohama, dated November 14, which
it Is alleged that the United States cruiser
Olyrnpla experienced an exciting time on
her outward cruise.
The correspondent says tbat while at
tbe Hawaiian Islands tbe Olyrnpla took
on buard 1,200 tons or coal, whicn caught
fire from spontaneous combustion soon
after leaving Honolulu. Four hunkers
caught fire at once, and the coal in them
was on fire throughout the entire voyage.
As the fumes of the burning coal were
than a few men at a time. The men became
exhausted, and had to be kept at work by
officers detailed for this special purpose.
The fire was eventually got under
control, but only by means of the most
strenuous work on tbe part of both the
officers and the crew.
MRS. PAHNELL AN INVALID.
Under Treatment as a Result of the
Assault Upon Her.
New York, Dec. 2. Mrs. Delia Stewart
FarneU, mother of .the late Irish leader.
Is In Trinity Hospital, this city, under
treatment as a result of the assault last
spring at Bordentown, N. J.
She left Ironsides, where she had lived for
so many J ears, a month ago. Sbo was then
very feeble, but made arrangements to
go abroad and visit her surviving chil
uren. It became necessary for her to go
to the hospital, where Sister Eleanor, in
charge, is an old friend. Mrs. Parnell
has lost none of her enthusiasm for Ire
land's cause, and still broods over the
melancholy end of her distinguished son.
To a reporter today she sala that many
in Dublin do not believe he Is really
dead. "His was a strange, trugtc tuklng
off," she continued, "and It is neverthe
less truo that no one saw blm die." Mrs.
Parnell will probably go abroail In two
KILLED BY A CAR.
Sad Fute of One of San Francisco's
8an Francisco, Dec. 2. Pror. Dudley C.
Stone, one of the pioneer educators of Call
fornla. was struck and killed by an electric
carat East Oakland yesierdayafternoon.
Theproressor alighted from a north-bound
car, stepped directly In front or one south
bound, wbicb had not been observed, and
was Instantly killed.
Insane Soldier's Pension.
A petition for a writ de lunatlco lnqul
rendo was filed today ngalnst William J.
O'Brien, who is an lumate of tbe Govern
ment Asylum. Action Is brougbt by the
wife In her name and In behalf of her two
children for the appointment of' a commit
tee and for other relief. In order that she
may prosecute a claim tor a pension. It
Is alleged that- O'Brien's Insanity was oc
casioned by and directly due to his serv
ice In the army as a member of Battery H,
xniru uniieu phmvh a riioccj.
. Drawn for Grand Jury.
There being two vacancies by resigna
tion In tbe grand Jury, Messrs. Joseph P.
Newman and James F. Green were this
morning drawn for service In tbat body.
' m .
.!. Win Contest Withdrawn.
tn thp matter of the estate ttf 'Laura C.
'Riley tbe attorneys this morning-withdrew
rrom justice coicb i-tucucutt me ininui
contest of will, and tbe cane was certified
lo the proDate conn.
SENATE AND HOUSE
Fifty-fourth Congress Opens, and Republican
Representatives Install Chief Officers.
CZAR REED AGAII II THE
Floral Tributes Showered TJiKin the
Statesmen Scenes in the Corridors
ami Gullerlcs Capt. BanseltV Ill
ness Remembered in the Chaplain's
Prayer Sew Senators Sworn In.
The Fifty-fourth Congress began Its public sessions at noon todny with
crowded galleries and many other manifestations of Ticute Interest In
Its proceedlntcs, Including, of course, the lneltable floral decorations.
For the third time In the last twenty-five years the popular wlU
found expression In a reversal of political dominance, and tlio new
Congress was culled to order with Democratic uscendency In the Senate
on the point of disappearing and the House overwhelmingly Republican.
Tbe bright, cheerful appearance of the
Senate chamber on this, the opening day
of tbe first session ot the Fifty-fourth Con
gress was a marked contrast to the driz
zling, foggy wealbcr outside,
A new carpet of an attractive green color
adorned tbelloorjtbcdesksbadbeen scraped
and newly varnished, and the walls re
frescoed. Tbe unsllgbtly cloth-covered
doors leading to the lobby had been re
placed by new ones of mahogany, having
long ground-glass panels.
Many of the desks were covered with
,fIowers. That of Senitor Sewell of New
Jersey was completely bidden beneath a
huge bank that sloped up in the back to a
helgbt ot nearly three feet. It was made
ot American beauty, meteor, bride, and
Catherine Mermet roses, violets, lilies of
the valley, and many-colored carnations. In
terspersed with snillax and asparagus. The
desk -was not largeenough to hold the entire
display, for In the chair reposed a large
cornucopia ot roses and carnations, restlmr
on a base of tliesame flowers, and on either
tide of thlsjvas u bunch of loose roses taste
fully tied with ribbons. The back: of the
chair was concealed beneath a huge bunch
of creamy whltechrysanWiemums. Thenye
pieces were the girts of New Jersey ad
mirers. The desks of Senators Cullom and Palmer,
of Illinois, were each decorated with a bunch
or mottled yellow cnrysantnemuiiis. Sena
tor Martin, of Virginia, bada bunch of pink
carnatlons:Bcnator Roach, of North Dakota,
a bunch of red and white roses. Senator
Shoup. of Idaho, was tbe recipient or a
novelty in the shape of a fancy basket of
rruit, consisting of grapes, oranges, pears,
pomegranates and Japanese persimmons.
with a decorative sprinkling of bonbons.
THE FIRST TO APPEAR.
Senator Davis, of Minnesota, was thefirst
Senator to occupy a seat on the floor. He
came at 10.30. At that hour the public;
galleries had already quite a eprinkhug
of Wsltors, the ladies' gallery iu particular
being more than half filled. ,r .
Tne next Senator to appear was Mr.Stew
art of Nevada, wbo -was followed closeiy
by thcveneraWe Senator from Vermont, Mr.
Morrill. Then came Mr, Fntchard of North
Carolina, Mr- Harris, pf Tennessee, the
Populist Senator from Kansas, Mr. Peffer.
and Mr. Teher of Colorado, and at llo'clock
came Senator Hawleyot Connecticut.
After tbat they came in rapidly, nnd at
noon, the hour of convening, the seats
were generally filled and tbe galleries were
None of the Senators dared to face tbe
battery ot eyes until about 11:30. In tbe
meantime tbe cloak rooms had filled up.
and the Senators were busy discussing tbe
Down at the doors the scene was an in
teresting one. Tbe new Senators were
coming, accompanied by tbelr colleagues.
Senator Mitchell of Oregon brought in sen
ator McUrlde and Introduced him to the
Senator Sboup advanced with a pleas
ant "Can I get Ic this door?" and thedoor
keepers nearly fell over themselves try
ing to shake bands. Senator Davis brougbt
Senator Knute Nelson along with him. and
so It went until the hour of mcetlug came.
Some of the famous desks have changed
occupants since the last Congress. Mr. Al
lisou occupies that used by Hannibal Ham
lin. Senator Cockrcll occupies the desk of
Jefferson Davis. Mr. Waltuall tbe old desk
of Oliver P. Morton. Senator Teller that or
Zach Chandler, Senator Hoar that or
Charles Sumner, Senator Hale that of
James ci. Blaine, and Senator Murphy tbat
ot Roscoe Conkllng.
FIFTEEN NEW SENATORS.
There were fifteen new faces among the
Senators, Dot counting Mr. Clnttroni of
Texas, who reoccuples a seat he once held
before by appointment, and there were In
addition thirteen re-elected Senators to
tie sworn In by Vice-President Stevenson
is their own successors.
Of the holding over Senators whose terms
will expire two years from now. some or
l... nw.a. nnimflmnt. InrlUflllllT BlackbUm.
Brlce, Hill, Voorhees, Vest, and petfer.,
. . .. . ' . .-win n.lS tha sltfirfrw
iook tueir eui3 miuj "'" "- r-T,7.
hanging over them of strong probability
tbat their places might be Hueo by others
when tbis Congress expires.
The rehabilitated Senate chamber had
quite a changed appearance. This arose as
much from ttie rearranging of the seats of
those wbo remain as from the absence of
the familiar faces of those who had been re
tired. Snave and courteous Ransom of
North Carolina, transferred to Mexico:
courtly, handsome Ucn. Butler ot South
Carolina, succeeded by the rugged Populist
leader, Tillman; Dolph's (lowing -whiskers.
Manderson's alert face and sonorous voice.
Washburn's dignified presence and McPher
Bon's matchless deportment tbo conspicu
ous absence of all these and tbe presence of
many new men gave tbe Senate an unac
The cordlalltv with -which Senator Gor
man of Maryland was received by his asso
ciates on both sides of the chamber was
one of the marked features of the day. He
entered the chamber, closely followed bv
Mr. Brice of Ohio, and as the two stood
talking and joking Senators Frye ot Maine
and others Joined In the badinage, and Sena
tor Frye, in an audible voice, remarked:
"They have notdowned this man yet."
Senator Sherman entered alone and took
little part In the general congratulations.
Promptly at noon the blind chaplain of
the Senate, tapped the gavel and offered
prayer. He returned thanks that during the
recess none ot those on the roll call had been
"smitten by the shadow reared ot man."
But he added: "In the midst of our con
gratulations and Joy, our hearts and sympa
thies turn to a stricken home in Iowa where
wire and daughter stt mourning the depart
ure from earth of a husband and father
lately a member ot this house," alluding to
SPOKE OF CAPT. BASSETT.
Referring to the ancient assistant door
keeper, Capt. Bassett, the chaplain said
"Likewise we commend to thy fatherlv
tenderness a time-honored officer ot this
house, who for more than three-score years
has been In attendance at the opening of
every session of Congress, but who now
lies on a bed of affliction, worn with pain
and exhausted by suffering. RaLse nlm.
O Lord, from his couch and bring him back
to his accustomed place."
At the close of the Chaplain s prayer Vice
President Stevenson laid before the Senate
the credentials of the Senator from Idaho.
Mr. Shoup, which were read and placed on
rile In the usual way.
Then the Vice President called upon the
Senators-elect to come forward as their
names were called by the Clerk and take
the oath of orflce.' -Following the usual
custom, the Senators came up in batches
of four, except tbe last batch, when a fifth
Senator, M r. Wolcott, was called, but failed
Each, escorted by bis colleague, walked
arm In arm to the left side ot the Vice-President's
dnls; where the oath was read In audi.
ble tones by the Vice-President. It was In
tbe same form In each case, and pledged the
Senator to dulr support the Constitution
or the United States.
The first to be sworn In were Mr. Bacon
ot Georgia, successor to Mr. Wabb; Mr.
Itakcr.or, Kansas, wh.succeeds Mr. Mar
tin; Mr. Berry or Arkansas, re-elected, nnd
Mr: Butler of -North Carolina, wbo suc
ceeds Mr. Ransom. "
Inthenext group were Mr. Caffrey of
Louisiana, re-elected; 'Mr. Carter, suc-
Continued ou Fourth Pane
AGAIN IN SESSION
PRESIDIIG OFFICER'S CHAIR
Great Tltroiitf of People Crowded tbe
Galleries Striking Personalities
Among tlieNew Members Flowers
Covered the Desks Election of Of-'
fleers and Routine Business.
Tbe opening of every new Congress has
always bad the" effect of bringing great
crowds of people, but never, perbap. 1 n tbe
history of Congress bas a larger assemblage
of spectators gathered In tbcgallerles. balls,
and corridors or the great marble struc
ture. As usual, the principal attraction was
the House, because the political upheaval
by wbicb a Democratic majority of 90 In
tbe Fifty-third Congress was changed Into
a Republican majority of 139 was enough,
of Itself, to stimulate curiosity.
Aud then the knowledge that Mr. Reed of
Maine was again to wield the Speaker's
gavel and to steer legislation through tbe
storms and tempests tbat rage on the floor
ut the House bad a powerful attraction.
An hour before noon the galleries were
packed, and crowds forced their way into
the chamber Itself. These, however, were
dispossessed by the doorkeeper as (he hour
of meeting approached, and some minutes
In-fore 12 all the seats on both sides were
occupied by those entitled to them the 244
Republicans occupying as usual the western
side, and the 105 Democratstheeastcrn side
All this time the noise of hearty greet
tings and animated conversation grew
louder and louder, but there was no ,-peclal
greeting or applause.
THE YOUTHFUL MEMBERS.
Oneof the features which provoked com
ment from the galleries was the youthful
appearance of many of tbeuew members of
Several States have sent as Representa
tives men who are still In their twenties.
Probably two score ot others are under
forty- . . ..
In point of age the present House is tte
youngest known to the history or American
legislation. These boyish looking miTn
bers, bright faced, intelligent, well-groomed,
well-mannered and well-dreseu, college
men most of them, presented a striking
contrast id their youthful appearance to
their veteran associates, such as Grosvrnor
or Ohio, whose flowing wnue oearu gives
him a venerable appearance dispropor
tionate to ms age: io ex-opeuker uiuuwu
Grow or Pennsylvania, hale, hearty and
vigorous, despite his seventy odd years;
to Culberson of Texavnow entering upon,
bis eleventh term, and other or the House
veterans whose political prospects were
not temporarily submerged in tbeNovcmlx
elections of '94.
THE NEW FACES.
There was Mahany of New York, th.
successor of Daniel Lockwood, wbo was so
prominently Identified with President
Cleveland's early political career; Watson
of Indiana, the successor of Judge Holman.
who had beeu elected to the House so re
peatedly that it was not thought posslbla
to defeat him; George B. Mc-Clehau, Jr
enjoying the prestige of a family nam.
renowned in American history, fllluuc
the seat held iu the last Congress by Bourka
Cockrau of New York; Robert W. Taylor
or Ohio, his glasses bringing into stronger
relief tbe Intellectual quality of his r.ie.
the possessor also of a family name In th.
Western Reserve and representing the dis
trict made famous by McKlnley: Hugh R.
Belknap of Illinois, a recount of whosa
vote showed hiiu to have defeated McGann
from tbe Third Chicago district, quiet,
modest, unassuming, too eldest son ot
President Grant's first Secretary of War:
Dayton of West Virginia, who succeeded
William I Wilson, now Postmaster Gen
eral; William E. Barrett ot Massat husctts.
the young editor ot the Boston Advertiser
aud late sjieaker or the State legislature
tbescaudothersof the younger element wsj.
early on the floor. .J
MANY FAMILIAR FACES.
But there were others among the Hntisa
neophytes, older men, who claimed the
attention of the galleries. There was Wra.
C. Owens of Kentucky, who defeated the
silver-lougued Breckinridge of Lexingtoa
for reninlnation, a typical fcoutberner In
appearance and in conversation.
Then there were Chester I. Long, a dark
complexioned man of rine figure and agree
able personality, who was repeatedly point
ed out as the successor of Jerry Simpson,
the Populist leader of Medicine Lodge:
J. G. Spencer, the successor ot Gen
Hooker ot Mississippi, for many years
conspicuous in the House because of
his long experience, smooth polished ora
tory and courtesy In debate; jHnies A- Con
nolly, who in size reminds the older mem
bers or Stephen A. Douglass, and who takes
theplace of WlIllamL- Springer, now United
States judge In the Indian Tcrritory.In
representing Abraham Lincoln's old dis
trict In Illtnois; Walter Evans of Kentucky,
onu of the "306" at Chicago, and subse
quently President Arthur's commission
er of interna! revenue; rrcdenck Halter
man ot Philadelphia, represents Samuel
J. Randall's old uistrict, a district which
n.ver hofore sent a Renuhlican to Con
gress; John K. Cowen of Maryland, tho
senior counsel of the Baltimore & Ohio
Railway Company, prominently identified
with all the reform movements In Balti
more of late years, and Theodore L- Pcolo
of New York, a one-armed.eteran soldier
of the late wan wbo succeeds the million
aire Belden of Syracuse.
There were also many familiar faces
faces that areas well knowu to tbu habitues
of thegallery as tbe bronze Goddess of Lib
erty on the dome. Among tbese wcreCan
non and Illtt, of llhnols;Hendersonand Dol
llver. of Iowa; Dlugley, Mlllikcn and Bou
telles, of Maine:Iayne, Shermanand Wads
worth, of New York: Wheeler, or Alabama;
Ilussell. of Connecticut: Crltp, now de
posed from the Speakership to the leader
ship of the opposition, and bis colleague.
Judge Turner, of Georgia; Walker, ot
Massachusetts; Alleu and Catching, of
Mississippi: Dockery, of Missouri; Herman,
of Oregon; Bingham, Harmer, Reyburn and
Dalzcll, of Pennsylvania, aud McMiliauand
Richardson, of Tennessee.
The floral tributes, as usual, plentiful in
number and unique In design, added an at
tractive background to the sceno on tlie
floor and relieved to some extent the dull
ness of the chamber. A bunch of exqulslta
Jacqueminot roses, rising on long stems from
an earthen Jar and tied with puikribbons,
was one ot the four hothouse girts Testing
on Mr. Eeed's desk.
The Harlem. N. Y., Republicans, sent to
their new memberMr. Low, a floral ship
in white chrysanthemums and white carna
tions, floating in a miniature sea ot ferns
Mr. Harmer of Pennsylvania received a
horseshoe in pink and red roses.
At noon the Rev. Mr. Bagby, chaplain or
the last House, offered prayer. Then Mr
Kerr, clerk of the last House, called the
members to order and said: -'Under the
provisions ot "the Constitution of tho
United States this Is the hour fixed by law
for the meeting or the House of Repre
sentatives of tbe Fifty-fourth Congress ot
the United States or America. Tne clerk
of the Douse of Representatives or tha
Fifty-third Congress will read the names
of those whose credentials show that they
were regularly elected to this body la
pursuance of the law or their States re
spectively and or tbe United States. Tba
clerk will now proceed to call the roll oC
Contlnned on Fotirth Pane.
Ask the best dressed men you know where
tbey get their clothes, and you will ha
lurprlicd at tbe unanimity ot tbe repllsa.