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LEADER OH- THE FLOOR
Czar Reed Will Also Assume
That Task in the House.
SPEAKER'S DUAL CAPACITY
The Man From Maine Will Not Let
Ills Future Be Hart by the Blunders
of Others Mr. Cannon nnd Xnt Mr.
Payne Stands Nearest the Throne.
Mr. Dlngley's riace.
A general misapprehension seems to
have gone forth that Representative Payi
of New Turk lion up'to this tlnio assumed
Republican leadership on the floor of the
House. This conclusion Is chlcflj- based on
the fact that both motions to adjourn nave
been made by Mr. Payne.
It has been apparent, on the contrary, so
far as Indicated by the two brief sessions
already held, that Mr. Cannon of Illinois
has taken the initiative in over thine that
could be construed as evidencing leader
ship. There has been but one motion of
Importance made calculated to outline
the policy of the majority, and that was to
temporarily make operative the rules of
the Fifty-first Congres.
MADE Br MR. CANNON.
Mr. Cannon made that motion. When Mr.
Crisp and other Democrats sought to In
terpose objections unless an understand
lLg was reached that opportunity should
at some future time be afforded for offering
amendments. Mr. Cannon, seconded by
Mr. Dingier, gave an authoritative assur
ance that the request would be granted,
Beyond this promise to Mr. Crisp and tils
Democratic colleagues there has been noth
ing upon the surface to suggest leadership
upon the floor. But the close observer has
been able to see signs w hlch, while not em
blazoned in the heavens, arc. none the less
reliable as serving to clearly show the di
rection in which the wind is blowing.
At least three times during one of the
brief sessions already hi id has the Speaker
sent his special messenger to Mr. Cannon,
undoubtedly suggesting the course he would
like to have pursued upon the floor.
This, emphasizes one fact that was self
evident long before the assembling of Con
gress. Mr. Itced will keep the House abso
lutely under his personal control, and will
direct the policy of the majority, even down
to the most insignificant details. lie re
alizes that every degree of responsibility
'will attach to bfm. and he will take no
chances on the commitment of any blunders
by his subordinates.
Mr. Reed will serve in the dual capacity
of presiding officer and leader on the floor.
But the undercurrent of communication
between Mr. Reed and Mr. Cannon is held
to foreshndow to n certain extent the set
tlement of two or three much-dlscusscd com
mittee places. The assumption by Mr. Can
non thus far of the Republican leadership,
and especially his motion to adopt the rules
of the Fifty-first Congress, Is believed to
presage his appointment to the Committee
on Rules and his recognition oil the floor as
the spokesman of that committee.
MR. DINGLEY'S PLACE.
The impression still prevails, and has
been materially strengthened since the as
sembling of Congress that Mr.Dingley will
be chairman of the Committee on Waysand
Means. The duties of his position would
probably be such that he would not care
to be hampcrcdorhindredln their discharge
by serving on the Rules Committee, and
Mr. Cannon would take his place.
Neither does Mr. Cairn Oil's action thus far
as the Republican leader nidlcate his selec
tion as chajrinan of the Committee on Ap
propriations. The preponderance of opinion
Ion is still to the effect that Mr. Henderson
of Iowa will be made the head of that com
mittee. Beyond these Indications there has been
nothing in the two sessions of the House
thus far held to foreshadow anything in
the way of committee chairmanships. The
assertion is more often made than hereto
fore that ir Mr. Babcock really wishes to be
chairman of the District Committee he can
easily secure the honor.
Matters In that respect have been mate
rial) simplified by the statement that
Gen.Harmer, the ranking Republican mem
ber of the committee, does not desire and
would not ac cept promotion .
TrcniciidousMoriiliigGnles Delay Ship
ping and Do Great DutmiKO.
. London, Deo. 5. A lerririo gale pre
vailed throughout England and off the
coasts this morning. Outward bound ves
sels were driven baik to the ports from
which tlicy had sailed and other sailings
were postponed until the weather should
become more favorable.
All outdoor work In the shipyards at
Uristol was suspended, owing to the vio
lence of the gale.
The. steamer Majestic, which sailed from
Llvcrpotd for New York jctcrday, was
detained at Queen'town until 3 o'clock
this afternoon in consequence of the eiay
to the channel packet with the malls.
Manv accidents occurred in London
through falling chimneys, masonry, signs,
butters, etc. The telegraph wires In the
north of England are all prostrated.
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Freljjlit Hnte Trickery.
Chisago, Dec C After laboriously maluv
taming rates tor nearly six months tho east
bound roadsfrom Chicago areagaln cutting
and slashing with all their old-time vigor.
It is reported that during tho kist v, eek at
least four of the differential, and one of the
strong lines, have been cutting grain rates
from:! to Ccentspi-r 100 pounds on through
shipments. Provision rates have been cut
from 10 to 15 cents per hundred pounds and
the allowance Tor carting freight to the
freight stations has been increased from 3
to G cents per 100 pounds.
Auction Soles To-day.
Ratcllffe, Sutton & Company, No. 020
Pennsylvania avenue northwest New
Hampshire avenue and M street northwest,
twoostory and base brick dwelling, lot
8, square 71. Bale Monday. December 2.
3 p. m. Postponed until today at 4:30
O. ti. Hloan & Company, No. 1407 O Rtreet
northwest Columbia street northwest. No.
1DS5, two-story brick dwclUng, and two
torv brick dwelling in rear of No. 1522
Ninth street northwest, lots lf4 nnd 1GB,
square 3ti!, by order of C. D. Maury and
F. T. Rawling8, trustees. Sale today
at 4 p. m.
C.G. slnau & Company, No. 1407 G street
northwest T street northwest. No. G23,
two-story brick dwelling, lot 72, square
441. by order of Same. Sale today at
4.30 p. m.
Duncanson Brothers. Ninth and D streets
north we-stL, M, North Capitol and First
atreets northeast, building sites, all square
673 tescent original lots 18 ond lit); by
order of 11. M. Parker and Jno. C. Hcald,
trustees. Sale 'Wedncsdav, November 20,
4 SO p. m Postponed until Monday, De
cember 2. 4 p. m. Postponed until today
at 3.30 p.m.
DuncansoifBrothcrs, Ninth and D streets
north west Seventh street northeast. No.
1126, two-story brick dwelling, lot 221,
square 86P: by order of J. L. Johnson and
C. F. Benjamin, -trustees. Bale today at
4:45 p. m.
Duncanson Brothers, Ninth and D streets
ortltwe-st R street northwest. No. 909,,
three-story brick dwelling, lot C, square
883: by order of -3. L. Johnson nnd
C F. Benjamin, trustees. Sale today at
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Thomas Dowling & Company. No. 612 E
ttreet northwest Oregon avenue north
welt. No. 1811, two-ctory frame dwelling.
Jot 61, square 132; by order of B. F.
ifflfhton and Fountain Peyton, trustees,
ale today at-4:30 p. m.
Cfcew Mist Julep Qua.
Said to Have Been Successfully TeMed
at Sun Franehico.
Ban Francisco, Dec B. The world's lar
gest battery of dynamite guns wna given its
first official test yesterday.
The battery is in the Presidio reserva
tion, on a high hill, southeast 500 yards
from where the picturesque, but useless,
pile of masonry stands, known to the public
as Fort Point, but designated in army or
ders as Fort Wlnfleld Scott.
The trial was the "air test;" that is, it
was desired to learn whether the guns of
fered the-reslstanoe required by the speci
fications and whether the machinery was
The requirements wero met in alt points
and the trial was satisfactory in all re
spects. The tests were made directly un
der the supervision of the government
board of officers, who have the acceptance
of the guns in tbelr bands.
IMPORTANT SENATE BILLS
Mr. Call Offers Several in the In
terest of Bailroad Employes.
Mr. Mills Submits a Sller Coinage
and Xoii-liiteTcit-llciirlng Notes
Among the important bills Introduced in
the Senate today were the following:
By Mr. Mills of Texas, granting pensions
to all.widows of Mevican soldiers at the
rate of $12 a month, when such widows arc
destitute of the menus of support.
By Mr. Call of Florida, to prevent and
punish railroad corporations engaged in
interstate commerce from controlling or
attt mptlng to control elections, by the use
of money or other corrupt means, ai.d maV
,lng such offense n conspiracy, punishable
by imprisonment for five years or fine of
not exceeding $100,000. The bill fur
ther prohibits in the trial of such cases
the silting of a juror' who has received
passes or other free transportation; the
same rcstrictious arc applied to Judges on
Mr. Call also introduced a hill compelling
all railroad companies engaged in inter
state commerce to pay emplojcs injured
in the line of duty the paj they were re
ceiving at the time of their elisaulllty and
during the continuance of the disability.
The bill also provides that in case of death
the railroad company shall pay to tho
widow of such cmploje the amount of
wages received by her husliand per month
during her natural life and to the chil
dren until they reach the age of sixteen
By Mr. Mmrlll of Vermont, providing for
the appointment of a register of copyrights
at an annual salary of $4,000, the receipts
received to be deposited daily with the
By Mr. Mills of Texas, a hill prov Idlng for
the coinage of the silver bullion now in the
Treasury. This coinage l to be In the
shape of half dollars, quarter dollars and
dimes aud In such proportion as the Sec
retary of the Treasury may direct, and to
pay out snch coins in the current expendi
tures of the government.
VTENT IXTO CAUCUS.
Senate HepubllciiUM and Democrats
Consider Committee Problems.
Immediately after adjournment the Re
publican members of the Senate went Into
caucus in the Marble Room and the Dem
ocrats in the room of the Committee
on Appropriations, for the purpose of
considering the question of filling the
vacancies In and selecting chairmen of
The Republicans adjourned In fifteen'
minutes. Mr. Sherman, chairman, named
the following committee to fill the va
cancies In committees:
Messrs. Mitchell, Oregon; Teller, Color
ado; Cullom, Illinois; PLitt, Connecticut;
Quay, Pennsylvania; Cliandlcr, New Hamp
shire; Pettlgrow. South Dakota; Gear,
Iowa, and Fritchard, North Carolina.
This committee was thoroughly satisfac
tory and was accepted by the caucus unan
imously. The financial factions are equally
divided. Messrs. Mitchell, Teller, Pcltl
grew anil Fritchard being silver men and
Cullom, Piatt, Quay and Gearanils.
Mr. Chandler being a pronounced blmctnl
llstand not radical on either side, preserved
the political equilibrium of the committee.
Mr. Mitchell is chairman.
MONEY SOON VANISHED.
Strange Story of n Mechanic Arrested
Thomas Ivers, a mechanic, was charged
before Judge Kimball in tho police court
this afternoon with vagrancy, and de
fended by Lawyer John A.Clarke.
Ivers came here several months ago last
March from San Francisco with something
over a thousand dollars in money, and he
placed $200 of it in the hands or tile late
Patrick Oullinane for safe keeping.
His banker died, and he now has a claim
against the estate for that amount. In
the meantime he secured a position at the
navy yard and wotked there until injured
by an explosion.
He was treated at the Marine Hospital,
from which Institution he started out a
short time ago to look for other worle All
of bis funds bad disappeared -and be met
tho Inevitable fate of tbe destitute in
On Lawjcr Clarke's statement Judge
Kimball dbmlsscd the case, and the at
torney then took his client to the Central
Union Mission and .got them to take bhn
until he can secure 'permanent employ
ment. MOVED TO A FREE CITY.
How German Socialists Are Circum
venting ltepressise Policy.
Berlin, Dec 5. The Vbrwaerts, the lead
ing Socialist organ, announces tbat tbe
offices of the Socialist party, which were
recently closed in Berlin, have been removed
to Hamburg, outside of the Jurisdiction of
Subscriptions will be received in Hamburg
for purposes of press agitation and sub
vention, which work will beconducted from
Tbe political department of the party will
be directed by Hen-en Auer, Bebel, Lieb
necht and Singer, from their rooms in the
Canada Arranging for Mall Sefv Ice in
tlie Disputed Territory.
Tacoma, Wosli., Dec 5. An interesting
feature in the Alaskan boundary dispute Is
developed by the announcement that the
Canadian government has let a contract
for tlie carrying of mails from Juneau,
Alaska, to Forty Mile Cre'ck. which Is in
the territory claimed by the United States,
which Canada claims.
This move is taken as an indication of
Canada's determlnaton to possess the dis
puted territory. The mall scrv ice will be
gin December 13.
Cusblng's New Exploring Expedition.
Frank Hamilton Cashing, the well-known
ethnologists, wbose Interesting discov
eries among the Zunl Indians some 'years
ago procured him much fame, left Wash
ington today upon an exploring expedi
tion which promises results of great-value
and Interest In regard.to prehistoric life
conditions on tbe American continent.
, Six Montlia'for Each Offender.
Id Judge Miller's court this afternoon
Daniel Myers, charged with assaulting Min
nie Jarvis, and Bootland Perry, charged with
assaulting.. Jobn Gordons-were each, sen -
to U oaya la Jan.
ONLY i MOTHER'S CURSE
Mrs. Slack's Brother Denies Her
Alleged Use of Profanity.
TWO VERY DRAMATIC SCENES
Slio Excoriated Mrs. I'errlnenndSpoke
OmlnouKly of Maj. Slack, Who lias
Since Died The Defendant' Depo
sition Explaining nnd DenylngState
ment Submitted and Head. t
Tbe Slack case openeVl this morning with
a motion by the attorneys for Mrs. Pcrrine
to introduce an affidavit of Benjamin
Swan, a colored servant, whose knowledge
of the circumstances testified to by tbe
nurse was to be put on record.
Attorney WorthlngUm said he hardly
to voice the objections of his side to having'
such testimony brought Into the case at this
stage. It Introduced new matter to rebut
which the principal witness would 'have
to be brought from Europe. Tbe affidavit
injects new charges and incorporates old
ones, he said, and to admit It now would
prolong tbe case lndefinltily.
"It is, in addition, the terrible pub
licity given to the details which we would
Judge Wilson Interposed, saying that he
nnd his colleagues were quite as averse to
the publication of the affidavit as the gen
tlemen on the other side, nnd Mr. Worth
ington responded, saying tbat he and his
colleagues were not ufruld of the effect
of the affidavit, because that could In time
be counteracted, but he objected to the
publio reading of the testimony prior to
a decision as to Us admission.
"Against this," added Mr. Worlhlngton,
"we do most solemnly protest."
WOULD NOT ADMIT IT.
The "affidavit was at this Juncture sub
mitted to the court, by the mutual consent
of counsel, who, after perusing, decided
against admitting It.
Two affidavits closed the hearing of tes
timony. These were from Mrs. Slack and
htr brother, Joseph Gerard Buckley. The
Jotter stated in substance that when be and
his sister went to tbe residence of the Ter
rines in Trenton to get her children their
guardian. Mrs. Perrlne, tned iusulllng and
harsh language tow .ml Mrs. Slack, telling
her she was not cutllled to consideration
In the mttltr; tbat the children now called
her (Mrs. Perrlne) mother, nnd tbey were
practically a"nd properly In her charge.
Being very much ovcrcomo by such lan
guage and such treatment, Mr. Buckley
said, aud being refused her children, whom
she had not seen for scveu months, she
exclaimed to Mrs. Perrlne: ''You are not
a mother, but a barren woman. If you
were a mother you would not treat me so.
I-curse you and your unborn children with
a mother's curse."
Turning to Major Slack,' Mr. Buckley
stated, his sister said: "As for you, Major
Slack, may Clod soon call you to hell for
your action this dny."
This was excuses! by Mr. Bucklev uoon tlie
grounds that "Us sister was hysterical, for
good reason, nnd that as an evidence of
that state of feeling, be said, she tried to
throw herself from tlie railroad bridge,
and that she cried on tho cars during the
enure journey to Washington, bemoaning
the loss of her children.
FELL IN A FAINT.
When they reached Washington, he stated,
they were driven directly home, and upon
reaching the house bis sister fell In a dead
He had never In all his life heard bis sis
ter use improper language, except upon
tbe occasion noted.
Mrs. Slack's drwsltion was in effect a
general rebuttal of utiat was charged
against her In the affidavits filed from
Maj. Slack and Mrs Perrlne. She corrobo
rated her brother as to the Trenton Inci
dent, and denies absolutely the use of the
language Imputed to her on that other occa
sion, vv hen she was reported to tiav e abused
Mrs. Perrlne and Mrs. Slack the elder.
She did not beat the pillows of her bed, nor
tear the be-dclothlng nhllc In a rage; did
not call her molher-ln-Iaw, "buzzard,"
nor apply th'" other epithets alleged.
She denounced as absolutely false the
statement that she had on a certain occa
sion declared her Intention to "give Willie
h " when she "got him on the cars."
Her language on th tt occaslou was that
she "Would give him "Hall Columbia," a
term she often employed, and when, at the
time, she was asked by Maj. Slack if the
term was not more profane, quoting it,
she Indignantly dNelaimed It, and told him
w hat she bad said.
With regard to ibc Paulding episode, she
said she met Paulding, whose real name
was Dodge, us a friend, with her bus
abnd's consent, and at his instance. She
loaned Paulding Sn.OOO, also with her hus
band's knowledge, and by his direction had
repeatedly sought to recover the money,
Paulding was a playmate of hers during
their childhood, and while she may have
said that she liked him very much, as she
did, sue had never said she loved him, in
the sense in which it Is charged.
She had visited Paulding's mother, Mrs.
Dodge, with bcr husband's approval, and
when lie was at home to be Informed of
her movements she always notified her
husband of her Intended whereabouts.
ARGUMENTS OF COUNSEL.
Tbe arguments were begun at tbe close
of the testimony, Mr. Calderon Carlisle
opening for tbe Pcrrine interest.
Tbe others of counsel, for and against,
will follow in turn.
NOMINATIONS SENT IN.
More Heccss AppolntnientsCompleted
by the President's Action.
The President today sent to tbe Senate!
a batch of nominations made during tbe re
cess. Among them aro Matt. W. Ransom of
North Carolina, minister to Xrxlco; John L.
Peak of Missouri, minister to Switzerland;
Allen-Thomas of Florida, minister to Ten
ezuela, and John B. Harlow of Missouri,
and William G. Rice of New York, to be
civil service commissioners.
Cadet appointments have been mode to
the Military Academy at West Point as
follows Frank 8. Bovven, Cedar Rapids,
Third district, Nebraska; David C, Sal
yards. Scottsville, Thirty-first district.
New York, with Henry R. Glynn, Chili Sta
tion, as alternate; Louis P. Schraidel, Al
len town. Ninth district, Pennsylvania, with
Joseph A. Baer, Reading, as alternate, and
Edward Mi Adams, Amherst, Second dis
JJeatli of a French Senator.
Paris, Dec. 6 M. JeanMarie ArtburCbal
lamet, member of the French Senate for
Ardechc. died today. He was seventy-tbree
years of age.
The Venezuelan Boundary Dispute
The Pall Mall Gazette savs that Trnl
Salisbury's reply to Secretary of Btate
uiuey-a note in regarn io tne unttso
Venezuelan dtsriutn linn lvn r7rtFH-Ml tn
Washington by mall, and should be here
tomorrow. It Is awaited with a good
deal of Interests That Is one thing about
the Misfit Clothing Parlors at 407 Seventh
srreer. there is no dispute about tbe quality
or the clothing tbey offer yon. They
bave an agent in constant communication
with all tbe leading tailors in tbe country,
and when any roods are lertron tbelr bands
be lnroecu tbem. and If sailsfacturvr
makes them an offer. By tbat means tbey.
are enaoiea to sen excellent cutom-ma;
? Need the Man?
SOME LOCAL MEASURES
Senator Faulkner Introduces One
for a Municipal Building.
ITS COST TO BE $2,500,000
It Is Intended to Accommodate the
District Officer and tlie Courts.
Act Frovlding for'Heglstcr of Copy
rights Rights of TVouie'n Protected
in a House BlU. 4
In the Senate today Senator Faulkner
introduced a bill providing for a municipal
building and courthouse In the District
It was referred to the District Committee.
The bill provides ,tbat there shair be
constructed a fireproof' building, for tlie
accommodation of the municipal off Ices and
courts of the District of Columbia, to be
erected on or near tbe part of public
reservation No. 9, commonly known as
Judiciary Square, upon which the city hall
Is now situated, and'Sucb additional por
tion L said reservation adjacent thereto
as in their Juilgment may be. n0cegary
for such purpose. t " '
The construction othe building shall
not cost more than two million five-hundred
thousand dollars, one-bait of which shall
be chargeable! to the revenues of the Dis
trict of Columbia and tbcother half payable
out of any money in the Treasury of tbe
United Statesnototlierwbxrapproprla ted.
One, hundred thousand dollar are to be
appropriated for the-commenc--raent of the
nork. Including the removal or tbe present
building, or so much' thereof as may be
necessary, if any, and to meet tbe otber
obligations authorized. "
All labor on the building may be done by
coutract or day's work, as tbe commission
may Judge to be most advantageous for the
HLOIBTER OF COPYRIGHT.
Senator Morrill Introduced a bill to pro
vide for the register .if, copyright.
It provides that from this elite all duties
relating to tbe record of copyrights here
tofore imposed by law upon tbe Librarian
of Congress shall be performed by an
officer, to be designated as Register of
Copyrights, appointed by the President and
confirmed by the Senate, who shall perform
said duties under direction of the Libra
rian of Congress.
He shall tvceIvcacompepsaUouof$ 1,000
per year, and shall have no assistant at
The register- must deliver dally, or as
urteiuiK .iieHccreiaryatlbe Treasury may
designate, all moneys received bv him.
Mr. Faulkner introduced a bill relating
to the acknowledgment o'f Instruments af
fecting real estate within the District-
He also presented a lilllto prevent fraudu
lent devices in the District. It was intro
duced last Congress.
Senator Faulkner also Introduced an old
hill, authorizing the construction of a build
ing for the accommodation or tbe United
States Patent Office.
NEW TELEGRAPH SERVICE.
Senator Gorman introduced a bill to per
mit tbe Standard Telephone Company of
Washington and Baltimore to operate tele
phone and telegraph plants here.
It provides tbat the District Commis
sioners be authorized ta permit tbe Stand
ard to erect all the necessary poles and
wires to give a locpnoiic GCEtict:- ii
must lay underground wires in tbe streets
and avenues, but may string tbcin on poles
in tne aucys. The restrictions nt me
Chesapeake and Obio Company apply In
It provides that tbe rates to be charged
shall not at any time be more than $36 per
ryear for residences nor $48 for business
houses, and such additional sum for serv
ices outside city limits ati tbe Commission
ers may approve, and that tbe various de
partments of the District must not be
charged more tban $18 per telephone per
Some CongrcssmenJjelleve in nineteenth
century ideas of women. Among them is
Representative McRae of Arkansas, who
has introduced a bill in relation to tbe sep
arate estates of married vyomen In the Dis
trict of Columbia. , f
It provides tbat all tbe real and personal
property of any married woman In the Dis
trict, acquired either before or after mar
riage, shall remain her own separate prop
erty as long as. she deslfes. She can be
queath and convey lt'wnenshe pleases, the
same as It she, were unmarried. The
property, too, shall not be subject to tbe
debts of ber husband.-
It provides that all property she no w owns
or ha 6 bad conveyed to Oer In good faith,
or which she has acquired ts ber sole prop
They Terrorize a Town nnd
Grocery -Cash Drawer.
Leavenworth, Kan., Die 5. Last even
ing Roily Harvey and Joejaad Fred Rickets,
cowboys, living eighteen miles in the coun
try, robbed tbe grocery store of Frank
Voglcr, in the southwestern port of the city.
They pounded Voglcr on'tbe head with
pistols aud terrorized everyone in tbe
place until tbey secured tbe cash drawer.
Afterward they mounted their burses
and rode to tbe country, but not before
tbey fired several shots .halo tbe place.
Philadelphia, Bee jfa Theodore Boose
velt, president of tbe.N,ew Tork board of
police commlsioneri.'bas accepted an in
vitation to deliver-tbe- principal address at
a Republican moss meeting in the Academy
of .Music hereon December 28, which win
be held in the-Interest qf-a movement for
reform In tbe dtyiovtaiMa.-
Left XUMoM Behind.
Jackson, MichHDeet 8. Hon. Henry
Baydeu died at bji residence here yester
day afternoon. iU. Haftfea was one of tbe
Bloat conspkuou Mtkfati tbia city and
piUuiiiiuir i goyeiiii
Democratic Senators. Upset the
OLD BY-LAW IS HOT LEGAL
Senator HurrlsInsistsTtiut uMuJorlty
Is HcHiulred to Transact Business,
and the Opposite Forty Unwittingly
Agree With Him Populists Expect
ed to Split on Reorganization.
"The Constitution is still supreme."
This Is the -stand taken by Democratic
Senators on the reorganization question.
Tbey don't care either if a Republican
coined the expression.
The Senate by-law discovered yesterday
providing that a plurality can run that
august body, Is no good.
Senator Harris insists that a majority
of tbe Senate is required to transact
business. He Is as vehement in this stand
as If he were a young kicker from a far
Thcllcpublicaus themselves ecrato think
that Senator Ha rris is a bout right.
Thcold rales otlbe Senate were gone over
by more than one of them last night. But
no furfher discov cries were made.
NO MORE 8URPRISE8.
The rules bave been carefully sifted. No
more.surprlres.wlll.be sprung. .,
'Bo the matter rcmalns'as it was before.
The Repaullcant bave a plurality, that. is
The Impression Is growing, though, that
thcPopuiistswlllsplit and that four of them
will go to the Republicans, two remaining
wllb the Democrat?.
Tbe young blood in Ihc upper bouse Is
having an lnnlngJust now.
If they can keep tbe ball going they may
kick goal yet. Dut some of the old-timers
.are great stayers, if they can't rush a line.
They II Dear watching.
Tbe plan to test the strength of each of
the parties will be for Senator Sherman
to propose the election of Senator Frje
as president pro tern. The Democrats
will nominate Senator Harris and the
Popnlisis Senator Allen.
NOTHING DEFINITE KNOWN.
It Senator Frye goesthrough, the minor
officers will be nominated. There are a
number of applicant for these positions,
but nothing definite Is known of their
claims. As soon as It is known what will
bo done the fight will be on.
All the Republican otfiei Is and employes.
who were displaced when the Democrats
took office are on the ground, hoping to
rei-over old positions.
In addition, some score or more of able
citizens are here pressing their claims.
The prospects of Mr. Duiiont to secure a
6eal in the Senate are not the mo.-.t flatter
ing, it is said.
Mr. Addicks is opposed to his admission
and has been working among the Senators.
If the Republican:! fail to organize tbe
Beuate, the vacancies on the various com
mittees will be filled next week nnd the
work of the Senate go right on.
CAUCUS THIS AFTERNOON.
The Republicans will hold a caucus imme
diately after the Senate adjourns this after
noon. Mr. Shermnu has mde up his com
mittee to fill the Senate committee vacan
cies and will submit it to the caucus.
It Ib believed to be conservative and sat
isfactory to both factions. The "radi
cals" do not hesitate to say that if it isnot,
they will overthrow It and substitute men
of their own choice for such as may be ob
jectionable to tbem.
ter in an Arizona Road.
Bolnmonvllle, Ariz., Dec. C H. H. Mer
rill and bis sixteen-year-old daughter were
murdered on tbe road six miles west nf
Ash Springs Tuesday evening, and mocca
sin tracks which were around the dead
bodies Indicate tbat tbe murderers were
Merrill and bis daughter were en route
to Clifton in a wagon. The deceased was
Sberltf White and a posse took tbe trail
of the murderers this morning.
Alleged Stamp Robber Committed.
William Washington, tbe young colored
man who was arrested a couple of days
ago for alleged complicity in the robbery
of United States revenue stamps, for which
C. C. Edwards, the colored Treasury De
partment messenger, was held several days
ago. was given a preliminary he.irlngbefore
United States Commissioner Samuel C.
Mills this afternoon, and beld for the grand
Jury in $1,000 bonds. Iu default of security
be was committed.
Blaze In n Vessel's Hold.
Glasgow, Dec. 5. While tbe Norwegian
bark Arabia, Capt. Omniundsen, at Glas
gow, was transferring cargo for reshlpnirnt
to New York today, lire started In the cargo
in ber bold and 500 bales of Jute and several
hundred hides were destroyed. Tbe Arabia
was somewhat damaged. Tbe fire was
caused by tbe careless dropping of a lighted
Bnrned in a Tenement.
GloversvUIe, N. T., Dec. 5. Benjamin
Young was burned to death irf a tenement
bouse fire here last night. Several otber
tenants narrowly escaped the same fate.
Tbe fire was caused by tbe explosion of a
Boxing at London.
London, Dec. 5. The Bollngbroke Club
has offered a parse of 500 for a boxing
contest between Jem Emlth and Frank
Stall's December Shoe Selling Is giving
purchasers the "Best Shoes of our Times"
at marvelously low prices. Fourteen clerks:
I t Ckaw Hist Jam ana.
Confessed Murderer Stone Has Been
Itc-mored to Mlcbjgan City.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Dec. 0. JohnS. Stone,
who confessed so many crimes, has been
taken to Michigan City by the sheriff.
He Insisted tbat tbe story he told was the
trutb, and tho officers say they,have been
lnvestlgate-d enough to convince tbem. De
nials from Chicago and Cleveland are laugh
Stone says that tbe police In neither of
these places suspected him of complicity in
thecrlraes committed there.
The Jury In Duffy's case found him guilty
yesterday, and he was given four years and
a $50 flue for his attempt to shoot Deputy
He deules Stone's stories, but upbraids
the officers for not giving him the first
chance to tell.
POLICE CAN'T CATCH THEN
Thieves Far More Numerous Than
the Force of the Finest.
Three Housebreakings, Two Larce
nies and Four Other Bobberies
Hoported at Headquarters.
Three cases of housebreaking, two lar
cenies from tho person and four plain larce
nies were recorded on the robbery report
book at police headquarters this afternoon,
an increase of three cases over yesterday.
James Devlin of Xo. 10-13 L street
northwest reported that his house was
entered by thieves Tuesday night, the
rear window ot the first story being
forced, and a cutawa&sack coat, three
botes of cigars end several pairs of
socks were stolen.
Messrs. Forsbnrtr it Murray, corner of
Eighth and K streets, reported that their
store was entered last night and five
bars of pig-lead was stolen.
Hubert Dunn of Stott's Station, D. C,
reported that while near the- corner
of Eleventh and K streets last night
he was robbed by some unknown pick
pocket of $33 In money.
O. II. Heistor ot No. 516 Eighteenth
street northwest also bad an experi
ence with a pickpocket on an avenue
car about 5 o'clock last evening, and
when he got off the car and went home
he found tbat his solid gold watch and
chain were missing.
Eugene Cough ot No. 1007 Eighth
stre-et northwest, reported stolen from
the Business High School, a long, light
Mrs. McCarthy ot No. 401 Missouri
avenue, reporteil stolen from her ball
last night, a rubber plant, eli feet
Frank fcnydHr.stopplngon First street,
between Pennsylvania avenue and B
street, rt'iiorted that before going te
bed lat night he gave $3o'lo the nun
iu charge of the boose for safe keep
ing. AVhcn he got up this morning tbe
man and his $35 had gone.
Walter G. Poore of No. OIO Twenty-
second street northwest, reported stolen
from his stable yesterday a set or buggy
DlCKIXSON IS 'OT DOWNED.
Insists Cnhan Predict ion WndCorrect.
Pinoo an xiY Plus piaa3-
Detrolt, Mich., Dec. 5. "I think the
formal recognition of the belligerency of
Cuba will soon follow the President's mes
sage, and I th ink that action will be followed
later by the formal recognition nf bcr inde
pendence," was the confident expressiou of
Don Dickinson today while speaking of tbe
sentiment expressed by President Cleve
land in a fewparagraphsofbls message de
voted to the situation in tbe rebellious and
Mr. Dickinson is of thc-opinlon tliat.tbo
Presldent said all he legitimately could say
about Cuba In his message.
"It would have been, out of place for him
to make any recommendation to Congress
in the matter," continued Mr. Dickinson.
"But his strong words easily express bis
feeling for Cuba. He practically says
Cuba is in a state of belligerency and has
led the the 'English Journals to say that bis
sentiment is a clear encouragement to fili
bustering.' - "He speaks of 'preventing the territory of
the United States from being "abused ss a
vantage ground from which to aid those In
arms against Spanish sovereignty."
"That commits him to the opinion of bel
ligerency. The message goes on to speak of
an Insurrection in some respects more act
ive than tlie last preceding revolt." Besides
these, he ues several other expressions,
any oneof which showsa condition existing
which would, uuder international law, be re
garded as sufficient ground for formal ac
tion In the way of a recognition of bellig
erency." In conclusion Mr. Dickinson said; "I am
sure that Cuba is destined to gain her free
dom, and I think American sentiment should
be directed toward the struggling Island
ers, who nre bearing outrages as great as
those In Armenia, and leave tlie nations of
Europe, who are Christian nations, to at
tend to Armcnianaf fairs. Let charity begin
REED KNOWS HIS OWN MIND.
He Says Any Other Man Who Claims
to Know It Is a I. r.
The House of Representatives will reas
semble tomorrow, but it is believed that
nothing will be done further than to adjourn
until next Monday or Tuesday.
At tbat time the announcement nf the
committees by Speaker Reed Is expected,
despite a story circulated today tbat up to
yesterday be bad not put a single name
to paper. Speaker Reed, In bis character
istic way, remarked:
"If anybody tells you that be knows
what I am going to dnabout the commit
tees, or any of tbem, you can safely tell
him he Is a liar; and if a suit for defama
tion of character should ensue therefrom
I will testify In behalf of the defense."
Another A. B. V. Victim.
Kolispcll, Mont., Dec. 5. T. B. Bickers,
vone- of the A. R. U. men arrested at the
time of tbe attempted strike, ordercel by
Roy Goodwin, November 4, was found
guilty In tbe district court yesterday of
destroying property and interfering with
tbe Great Northern road. He was sen
tenced to six months in tbe county Jail.
Tbe trial of Roy Goodwin is in progress.
Detroit's New Captain.
Detroit, Dec. 5. George Stallings, who
managed and played with tbe Nashville
team of the Southern League last season,
has been signed by G. A. Vanderheck,
owner of the Detroit team of tbe Western
Leagues to captain and manage the local
team next season Stallings Is well known
In minor League circles.
Win Contest on Hearing.
Tbe legal contest over the will of Mary
J. Johnson, by which certain bequests
wcremado to the Lincoln Memorial Church
in tills city, was called for a bearing la
Justice Bradley's court this morning.
Maryland Troops Storm-Stayed.
Fort Monroe, Va., Dec. B. The steamer
Columbia, with Maryland troops en route
for Atlanta, arrived here at 9 a. ni. Bbo
was detained an hour by a heavy snow
President of French Senatolll.
Paris, Dec. 0. M. Chellemel-Lacour,
president of the Senate, Is ill. and his con
dition Is regarded as most serious.
Tbe most perfectly equipped shoe ''shoo"
Is Crocker's famous establishment. 930
Pennsylvania avenue. Home of tbe Jen-
Gill SFEIKSJQB til
Florida Senator Valiantly Cham
pions the Cause of Freedom.
SUPPORTS HIS BESOLUIIOH
Vigorous SiK-ech Denouncing the In
action of the Administration and
Be Recognized Inquiry Into the Ex
ecnttOn of Gen. Saugullly.
During the morning hour in the Senate
many bills were Introduced and referred
to committees, among them one by, Mr.
Mills of Texas, to provide for coinage ot
the sliver in tbe Treasury, and one by Mr.
Chandler of New Hampshire, to provide
in connection with other nations for tba
unlimited coinage of gokl and silver all
the ratio of l to 15 1-2.
Mr. Dubois or Idaho offered bis reso
lution to amend the rules so as to divide
the appropriation bills among tbe commit
tees baving charge of tbe general, sob
Ject, and it was laid on tbe table, to he call
ed up bcrearter.
A protest from the legislature of Montana
against the issue of government lionds
was presented by Mr. Mantle of Montana.
Mr. Call of Florida Introduced a resolu
tion, which was agreed to, calling on tba
relating to the trial, conviction and sen
tence ofGen. Banguilly, an American cit
zen, for alleged complicity in the war
against Spain by Cuba; and directing the
Secretary to obtain a copy of the record cl
Mr. Gallinger of New Hampshire offered
a resolution declaring it to be "the sense of
the Senate that It Is unwiscand incxiieeiient
to retire the greenbacks," and it was
referred to the Committee on Finance.
Mr. Mitchell of Oregon offered a resolu
tiou, which was agreed to, calling on the
Secretary of the Treasury r..r a rejwrt a
to whether any steps have been taken to
procure plans for a public building in
Portland, Ore., for whnh appropriations
were made iu 1891 and 1800, and it not.
why not. ,
Tho resolution offered last Tucsd.iv by
Mr. Call for the rec-ogultlon or a state ot
war bet vv ecu the government of Spain and
"the government proclaimed and for soma
time maintained by force of arms by tbe
people of Cuba," protesting agalni the
"barbaroas manner" in which that war is
beiug conducted, and authorizing thel'resi
denfto take such stein as may beexpedlcnt
Iu bis judgment to secure an observance
of the laws of war," was takcu np and Mr.
Calladdrcssed tbe Senate. Hedcctttvdthe
"conduct nt the Spanish troops In Cuba
as merciless aud in disregard of age, sex,
. "Tbese people," be added, "have bcn
acting on the principles, which we have de
clared, and on the advice which we. ha
given to them, and that we should silently
permit this war to proceed, without a single;
word of protection to tbelr legal and recog
nized rights. Is certainly not creditable to
this Kpveralet.', "
OUR IDLE DECLARATIONS.
"It is certainly not In accord with Jus
tice or with tbat high position which this
people ought to take. When we affirm th
Monroe doctrine ' with idle declarations,
while we permit instances of this kind to
occur under our very eyes and within our
range, tbe affirmation is a vain one and
can carry no weight or respect with it."
"If this government Is not a farce and a
fraud, tbe people of Cuba bave a right t
establish tbeirindependence. Spain declared
tbat tbe Southern Confederacy was a bel
ligerent power, and recognized her; and the
English government also recognized lbs
civil war in tbe South.
"Why should we not, then, when thess
people have acted on our example, under
our advice, under our instructions. Justify
their forcible reslstacne? Why should w
allow Spain to purchase supplies I n our ports
and forbid the same right tp the Cubans?
"I hope that tbe Committee on Foreign
Relations will not postpone action on this
resolution, but willaccordthepeopleotCuba
the same rights in our ports and territory
as are no w given to Spain. I hope tbat the
disgrace we are now under In actually
aiding the government of Spain iu,itg op
pression and in lis merciless rule over this
people will be ended."
A ttheciose of Mr. Call's speech the resolu
tion was referred to the Committee on For
Tlie Senate then proceeded to the consid
eration of executive business, aud at 1 35
p. m. adjourned till Monday next.
Senator Harris, Just before adjournment,
introduced a bill providing for the Imponir
Hon of a fine ot $100 upon all street rail
roads In the District convicted nt havlcs
violated their charter obligations.
He-fused to Eat for Forty-.even Days
and Gave Up the Ghost.
Toledo, Ohio, Dec. 5. William J. Murray,
rather or Dr. S. B. Murray, a leading physi
cian here, died last ev nlng after fasting fur
forty-seven days. The old gentleman bo
was tourscore years took it into his head
seven weeks ago not to eat any more.
His relatives did not take his decision se
riously, but when four days and a week
passed they became alarmed.
Mr. Murray stoutly perslstesl in his deter
mination, and all efforts to give blm food
were in vain.
He became greatly emaciated toward
the last, but did not suffer any pain, and
bis end was quite peaceful.
MADRID'S CORRUPT RULE.
Monster Mass Meeting Called to De
Madrid, Dec- 5 A meeting composed
ot leading cirizens was beld last evening,
at which it was resolved to organize a
monster public meeting, to be held on Sun
day.Deccmber 8, todenounccthecorrnptlon
exposed in tlie municipal council and tba
passive attitude of the government in tba
The shops will be closed and all business
usually conducted on Sunday suspended.
The government has already prohibited
the agitators from marching in proces
sion through tbe streets.
Immigration From Gnlieia.
Vienna, Dec. 5. A meeting of thel'oll.s
political party was held here last even
ing, at which was discussed the matter at
tbe increasing emigration from Gallcia to
tbe United States. A committee ot six
was appointed to draft a bill relating to
emigration and submit it to the Reichsratb.
Foundered In Mldoccan.
London, Dec. 5. A telegram has beer
received from Capt. Patterson, or the JJri
tlslt steamer Madura, which sailed from
Hamburg, November 14, for Port Royal.
S. C. has arrived at Corunna. Spain, stat ing
that tbe Madura foundered in uildoccai.oa
Monument to Pnstenr.
Paris, Sec. 5. An International subscrip
tion Is about to be opened torn monuinentta
the late M. Pasteur. The council of tot
institute. Instated the movement.
The wonderful success of the factor
sale oT clothing at Dyrenforlh's is the talk
of the town.
Chew Mint Julep (ism.
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