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TVASHLN'GTOnTS C- FRIDAY EVEOTSTGr DECEMBER 11, 1890-EIGHT PAGES.
VOL. 2. 2stO. 425.
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RERDY TO FDHCETHE FIGHT
Silver Senators Will Hold Up All
the Recess Appointments.
ONE HUNDRED ARE NOW IN
DcusorrtitK See Their Chance to Ite-
tnllate on the president Expect
Help From ltepnhllcuiiH, Who Will
lie Olml to II use Mire Vucancles
lor McKinley to Fill.
' 611cr Ilimocralls Senators nrc nrcrar
hig for a rirst-class row.
The fight is liable to break loose at any
time II will be an effort to run-up the
slights placed on their party by President
Cleveland during the last cainpal--n. Jlicy
intend to retaliate by holding up all Ml
The fHit mat Mitli a nolle j would be pur
sued lias Own outlined In The Times. Tlie
time lias nriircd for action now, and tlie
battle is to begin. At the two or three
executive unions that hae been luld
eerv one lias seemed to fear to fire tlie
first'shot Hut the signal will be given
soon, and then the trouble begins. The
silver Democrats feel sure- of winning In
the end, because they expect the help of
Republicans, who will only be glad to hate
hi many more acaiicies for the new l'resl
dent to fill.
THE RECESS APPOINTMENTS.
Near 100 recess appointments are before
the various committees of the Senate. The
majority of thc-e are or minor Importance-,
and were made to fill vacancies caused by
re-lgnali in and death A few are the result
of removal-, mide for offensive partisanship
in tlie late campJign. am! see end, including
rcdcral Judgeships in New Jersey and Ne
braska, are of the hlghtst importance from
u patronage standpoint.
The majority of Democrat"- In the Senate
(how an inclination to protect against the
election be Mr Cleveland of men for tuee
po-itlur.s wlio supported the cause of sound
lnonev, and who are In cuii-equence de
clared by the free coinage Democrats to
liae been rewarded for their desertion of
party The Populists naturally side with
tl.c free coinage Democrats Republican
Senators of the Judicl arv Committee do not
eeeniaverss to hanging up such nominations
ond to allowing them to lapse with the
Under the ceurtcsv of tlie Senate, which
Is more coiitiollln than any of its stated
rules, objections by Senators are alwnjs
efficient m preventing consideration In
committee, if they do not suljcquuutly act
to secure rejection.
WHAT OPPOSITION MEANS.
Opposition on the part of Senator Sewell,
of New- Jersey, and Thurston, of Nebraska,
to a favorable report from the Judlcliry
Commlttee upon the noil inalion of Judges
Kirkpatil k and MclluKh, appointed during
the risi ss to the Federal bench in thou
States would. wi'l i 1 reasonable pro! ability,
preiem re jvorts upon the nominations to an
tin ute session of the Senate, and should
su i utmiliia 1 us he rnvoratij reported in
spue f ten ir opposition would. In all like
lihood wtiii the combined opposition of the
free coinage Denwcr.it-, and Populists, re
sult In their rejection.
IT these nominations can be hung up,
!n.,or McKlnlev will bo given the op
portunity to name Republicans in both
cases Sccli plums of patrc.ii.igc arc In
Xrr'iuetit .-mil unusual, and this fact Is llkclv
to stimulate Republican members of the
Berate towards a course of action which
will present favorable consideration cither
In Li-iniiiUtt-e 'ir in executive session during
the remainder of the session
So f.ir ,i the otl er and routine noinlna
nations are concerned, it does not seem
probable thut opposition will manifest
Itself Most of tlem are In due course of
promotion in the aruiv, navv, ana marine
Service, or tlie results of casualties whici
compelled selection by the President.
None of them are of sufficient Importance
to be made a nation. il issue and fe'r of
them ore in anj great ih gree objectionable
to Si eaters from the State"- in which the
SAM GREEN'S CLOSE CALL.
rlli'oiwi In Fiont of mi I'.lectrlc Car
mid ltmlly Hurt.
Samuel Green, colored, forl.v five jcars
Aid, narrow Ij esiniied death as a result of
a strett car accident about b odock this
morning on Seventh street, between N
nd O streets southwest.
Clrten, who is mplojcd at George I..
Bhcriff'scoal wharf, wascomingout of the
yard, leading a fractious horse, when the
animal became frightened at the electric
car which was approaching, reared, and
threw Grei n directlj m front of the car
llefore the gripman could apply the
breaks lie car struck the man and threw
him with great force for considerable
distance, striking on his licael. He was
picked up unconscious and taken to the
Emergency Hospital In the ambulance.
Helsiiulte badly injured, but will doubtless
No blame is attached to the motorman
as It was the plunging of the horse which
threw Green in front of the car.
AX AHTIM IX DITIXG.
Ellen Dorsey Caught n Tartar In
Ellen Dorsej's face looked as If she had
fceen engaged in a dog fight when she came
to the Emergency Hospit.il late last night
andaskedDr.Lnwrencc to dress the wounds
of a round Inlf-tlozen human bites on her
face, neck and arms.
Ellen Is a colored amazon, who lives In
Jackson alley, famous for its bloody en
counters, where she basilic reputation of
being a "scrapper."
Dut lat night she met her match In the
person of another colored woman, whose
special' is fighting with her teeth. Ellen
saw her beau out walking wi'h the other
woman in the alley last night, and imme
diately started In to beat her The rival
Cot much the litter of the fray, and pro
ceeded to chew Ellen up like a wildcat.
The man stood by apparently enjoying
the fun, until he thought about enough or
Ellen had been eaten, separated them, and
took his first love to the hospital.
on Children's Clothing HERE now. This DISSOLUTION
SALE discount of ONE-THIRD OFF gives you the choice of all
Suits, Overcoats and Reefers at
$2.66 for tIlc $4-oo ones.
$3.00 -r tlle ?4-5o Qiies.
$3.33 for tue $5-oo ones.
$4.00 -fr tue $6.oo ones.
$4.66 fr tlie ?7'o nes.
$5.00 for the 7.50 ones.
Boys' Long Pants Suits, Men's Suits and Overcoats, Hats, Shoes
and Furnishings for both Men and Boys, are all at same big reduction
of ONE-THIRD OFF of regular prices.
R0BIN50N, CHERY & CO.,
Twelfth and F Sts. N. W.
HELLO TO THE WEST.
I-onsj-Distiinco Telephone From Ilos,
ton to Minnesota.
Sioux City, Iowa, lice. 11. A. F. Cutter,
secretary of tlie Iowa Telephone Companj
and manager for Iowa for tl e linen op
erated by the- Hell Cempan). Ik In this
city, arranging for n direct telephone ihi
nectlon with New York and L'oiton.ovcra
separate- long-distance wire-. This will be
built to SIojx City first, and then to
Minneapolis and fit. Paul.
'"The line ironi New ork Is crrrpletcd
west as far as Davenport," say Mr.
Cutter, "and It norka perfectly. Starting
from Davenrort the line will be built
straight to the West, with a branch to the
north to Sioux City, and to the -until to
Mr Cutter said there was no Cojht about
this line lielng completed this year. A
lung-distance line to Kansas City will
be completed almost as cuie kly as the line
from Postern and New York.
EX-MAYOR BOWEN SINKING
Critical Condition of One of Wash
ington's Prominent Citizens.
Wuh the Close Friend of illllard
Fillmore Held Jinny Imiiortuiit
Ex-Mayor Ilowcn, who has been Hint his
home. No. 3055 Q street, for some time
past, is reiKirted much weaker tills morn
ing. He had a slight rally last night.and rested
Sales J. How en, I-a-t Mnyor of Wn-di-iiigton.
cosllv, but it was found this morning that
his strength was gradually leaving him
Mr. Bow-en was a native or New 1 "-
state, having been born in the little
village or Scipio, Cayuga coui ty, on the
Till or October, lsia, when that part of
the state was practically unsettled. .His
parents were among the rirst pioneers of
tlie section alter the Indian title had been
Ills education was received In the com
mon schools or that day, but Ills native
talents gav e him an adv nutnge that no i-du-cation
could diu.il, and rrom his seven
teeiith year to thulium he atained his ma
jority he wns a teacher instead or a pupil,
varvlng this occupation with work on his
rathcr's rami in the summer season, in
IMS Jle engaged In mercantile pursuits
and was so employed ror some jears.
He was n fellow-countyman and close
friend or Millard Fllmore.and the interest
ol Use latter secured his Irlend a clerkship
In the Treasury Departmental Washington.
He moved here In lb IS. three jears before
tin election of Filinore to the Vice l'rcsi
demy on the Whig ticket. Ills symp.it hy
with the "Free Sod" movement lost him
his position in IbiS.and he became one of
the most .-ictive partisan in the antl slav
ery agitation of those stirring daj-s.
He was one of the original organizers of
Hie Republican party, first so called In
ls5ij. when r'rcciiiout was the candidate.
During the time he was out of oMoe, from
Is-lh to 1 SCO. he wns encaged in the advo
cacy ofclaluisngalnst the government, uiost
lv of tliost'oriL'fiutfnziu the MeMcan ivar
"in 1SG1 he wns nppointid police commis
sioner of the District, which position he
rc-slgm d the same v ear to accept the place
:ir disbursing clerk of the Senate In the
following vear l.e was made collector of
InUTii.ll revenue for tbe District, and in
16(5,1 hewasmade poMmastcrof Washing
ton, a position he held ror five years, be
Irg elected mavorof the city In leUS. This
election riilesl the offle e ror the latt time,
as a radical change In the system of gov
erning the cltv and District was made in
1S7JI, and the office was legislated out of
existence After that he retired to private
Mr How en was always distinguished asa
public-spirited citizen, and his interest In
tli" wcirare or Washington was Ids most
prominent characteristic. He Inaugurat
ed, as major, the sjstem or parking and
tree planting afterward continued by Gov.
Shepherd nnd which beautifies the cltv
todav. As one of theoriginal advocates of
their" freedom, lie took a great Interest in
the f n edinen and gave them man- liosi
ttons of trust ami honor during his admin
istration as mavor. The schools ror col
ored children In the District were tlie re
sult or his personal efforts In their behalf.
lie was for eleven jears a member or Hie
old Levy court of Hie District, and was also
a regent ot the Smithsonian Institution and
a director of bt J-.Mzabclh'H In vine Asj
lum. lie was twice inanied lus rirst wire being
Marj Baker, or caj-uga county, N'. x.,and
or this marriage there are no children now
living. ills second wire, who survives
nun. was Mrs. Uentiey, or New Jersey.
e ir late j'ears Mr. Do wen lias been a resl
dent or (jcorgetovvn. Jlls sterling Integ
ntv, his raithrulness m ornce and his
laiidnesK in private lire made nini re
spected and beloved nj- all who knew lilin.
Pernnn.s,lon Angeree! Her.
John W. Turner, colored, was charged In
Judge Miller's police court today with
striking his wire. It was shown that she
hail deserted her home nnd was stopping
with a j-oungcolored woman named Mamie
Moten. The husband was trying to pc-r-suade
her to return to her ilomiclle. ivlicn
she picked up a cobble stone. Then he
struck her. A fine of $5 was Imposed.
Weather StrliM, i Cents
per foot: cither felt or rubber. FranS
Libuc y & Co . (ith street and New York ave.
No. 1 Cypress Milnirlen, 4x20,
Every one perfect, at $3.25 per 1,000.
Llbbey & Co.. cor. Cth and JJ. Y. ave.
$5.33 for tIie 5s' 00 ones.
$6.00 fr le $9o ones.
$6.66 -fr tue S10.00 ones.
$8.00 fr ttle $i2"O0 ones.
$1 0.00 for tne $15.00 ones.
-vViStej . z -s.
1 .' . Ill I I I ' I I 'l 1 " ll WW ivv 41
Reform the Govern-
'it All Hazards.
MID -MUST YIELD
:Uimtuin He Will Ho In
formed 'J 1 ut It Will He Can led
Out hy Ec r ce If Nec-esxiiry It Will
lie I'resen ted Xest Wecl..
New York, Dec. 11 -The Suns cable
letter from lloudon savs.
Not until today has the press of Lon
don given an intimation or the momentous
news or the dl-flnlte agreement of the now -ers
for offeteujl intervention in Turkej-.
ers in vvhlili the fact is tentatively an
nounced fie Times article Is by far the
more imp' Want, fur it lias been directly In
spired frofij official sources. It Is most
carefully (vbrded ,for the government will
refrain frelii making any official announce
ment untlllthe ultimatum is presented to
the sultai U week hence The Times says:
"Dlplompcv has been busj since tlieMsit
of the ck.fr "at lljlmoral and Paris, ui.d,
despite many obstacles occasioned bj the
diversity (of national interests and the
i...-dmisu'J -o which they give rise,
measure eir agreement appears to have been
FACING A CUISIS.
not onllvint-nd topresentarrestiechemeto
the suvt'dn, lut esis-ct him to accept it and
sense if lilsownlntercsU mustspeedilyle-ad
him loreallzcthathc isfaeetofacewlthan
entirely novel and most disagreeable situa-
"of- ' , ,
"Of course, he is not likely to abandon his
old and well tried tactics all at once
Desperate efforts to divide the powers
and play them off against eacli oilier and
heroic attempts to Induce them to accept
promises for performance may be antici
pated as a matter of routine.
"But for these things, doubtless, all the
powers will be prepared, and If they really
esnectthe porte to submit they will know-
how to meet and disconcert manoeuvres
"There Is, of course, but one way of con
vincing the sultan that the powers are in
earnest. They must give him to under
stand with unmistakable plainness that un
less lie consents to act and proceeds to act
as thej-expect him todo they will concert
measures of coercion against him. Unless
that is convejed to him In a rashion car
rying conviction to Ids heart, he will treat
the expectations ot the powers, however
forcibly expressed, with cold Indifference.
TUTTING TUE1R ULTIMATUM. '
"It must beassumed, therefore, that '.'hen
next the ambassadors lay a sjstem of re
forms before him for adoption they will be
in a position to inform hi in that unless it
Is adopted and put in practice within a
fixed period steps ot a decisive nature
will be taken by the powers.
"Un'ess this course has been agreed upoif
in advance, the presentation of a fresh
scheme of reforms will merelj- afford tlie
sultan one more opportunity of teaching
Europe the humiliating lesson that she is
powerless against him so long as she re
mains divided. As Europe, by painful ex
perience, must have alreadj- learned this
truth and must also have observed ttat the
sultan is well acquainted with It, tv'e can
not suppose that the powers will expect suc
cess for any project which does not take
It into account.
"Their expectationsof success, where they
have so very often failed, will be due to the
presence ot a factor which has been absent
hitherto, and that factor Is the resolution,
common to them all, to compel the sultau
to receive their decision."
FLEETS WILL ENFORCE IT.
for it gives the news that the Joint fleets
ot Russia, France and EngUind, will en
force the ultimatum.
"The only new element In the situation
Is the evident unwillingness of Austria to
consent to the plans for Russian aggran
dizement which are included In tho new
"There wns another long cabinet council
yesterday, at which the subject was again
considered, and Lord Salisbury had an-
T WETS1 Mil HAS COME
Every style. Glazed or unglazed. Frank
Llbbey & Co.. 6th St and New York ave.
lU l . l'lj 1
other long Interview with the Austrian
:imb.issndor. Germany lias dee land her
purine." to remain absolutely neutral, and
Austria's opposition has been practically
It is said that M. Nciidoff, Russia's am-iiassadorloTurkej-.wlllreturutoConstanti-nople
via Vienna, in order to give renewed
assornnccs of llussia's good faith. M..eli
dorr will probably arrive 1 11 Constantinople
on next Wednesday
THEY LOOK TO THE FUTURE
National Democrats "Will Keep Up
Their l'artv Organization.
Will ot Ally ThenmelveH With the
Itepiiblieiins. Hut Will (io It
Indianapolis, Dec. 11. -The efwutive
committee of thcNationalDeinocratlcparty
at 1 o'clock this morning decided not to
lsaue an address at the present time, but
gae out a statement that the natloml or
ganization will bo preserved In all the
States, that national headquarters will be
in New York, and that no alliance will be
made with the Republican party. In the
meantime, all honorable efforts will be
made to reunite the two wingsot the Demo
The sun-went follows: -The National
Hemocracv will xicrmanently maintain its
organization in lull vigor In the fetalis In
which the party machinery already exists,
anil will cndiavor to perfect orgauliation
in those States In which such does not now
exist. It will at once open and maintain
permanent national 1 eadquartcrs in the
city of New York. Tliose headquarters will
be in charge of the chairman of the na
tional committee, who will Rive his Imme
diate supervision and so much of his liiuo
as may be required for the work under
taken by the committee. That work will
comprise not onlj the perfecting and ex
tending of the. political organization, but
the disseminating of ..information and the
forming of opinion on iwlitical cjuestluns by
mcans of Iitcrat".irc.lo be prepared and
circulated under thc.illrection or the com
mittee, and of addresses to In- delivered
by prominent speakers under Its auspices.
"It will be the jjmlcavor of the com
mittee not only toconfirm those Demo
crats who are already in sjinpathy with
the National Democrattoniovemnetln their
odheicnce to the principles of the Ineuan
aoplis platform, but to secure the adoption
ot those -principles by all others, of-whatever
previous political affiliations that It
is possible for It to reach.
"It is the unanimous opinion of the
members of the copimittee that any alli
ance between the Democrats who have
been opposed to tho Chicago platform and
the Repubhcans.is entirely impracticable:
These two elements rejvrescnt radically c on
flicting and seemingly Irreconcilable the
ories ot the functions if government.
"All National Democrats, however, carn-estlj-
hope for a reunion of the two-wings
of the old Democratic party upon a sound
and patriotic platform ct principles, such
as time and again they have stood iqion
together In the past. The National De
to that governmental policy that accords
equal rights to all, special privileges to
none-the traditional individualistic pol
icy of tho Democracy. T,lls PIlcy. of
which the Indianapolis platform is the cur
rent expression, the National Democracy,
whater the course of political events ma j
bc, will defend and promote.
"In this, its mission, it will welcome the
co-operation of all tlioso "who are actuated
bj- an unselfish desire to promote the wel
fare of our country, and who believe that
all schemes of paternalism or class fa
voritism, no matter from whom thej' may
emanate, are fraught wltli peril to the pros
lie rlty of our people, and to the pcrpetultyot
CRUSHED UNDER WRECKAGE.
ainny People Killed by Collapse of
llulldlng In Spnin.
Cadiz, Dec. 11. A terrible disaster oc
curred at Xcrcs, In tho province of Anda
lusia and sixteen miles from this city, this
morning through the collapse of a build
ing. A house containing twenty-five per
sons collapsed without warning, burjlng
all of Its Inmates In the debris.
The? house Jell upon -an adjoining tene
ment building, which also gave waj Tho
tenement house was Inhabited by eighty-five
persons, all of. whom wcro burled by the
Eleven dead bodies and forty-six seri
ously injured persons .Jinvc already -been
taken from the ruins, and the work of
excavation for the purpose 'of recovering
tlie others is proceeding as rapidly as possible-
SPOILS IHJIDUH SERVICE
Mr. Leupp's Address Before the
GREAT PROGRESS ACHIEVED
Larue Number of I'Inces Now Ont of
tho Henc-h of Otflce Hnnterw.
Mcetiniz t. CIose Tonllit AVlth u
llniiiinet eoretnry lorton mid
lustuiustcr (icnernl Wll-on sjieaU.
Philadelphia. Dec. 11. Tlie delegates
to the annual iceeting of the Nntimal
Civil Service Itcfonn League, whldi began
jesterday in the Hotel Walton, held a.
business session this mornii.g ! resident
Schurz was In Lad voice and Uenry Hitch
cock of St. Louis presided.
These officers were- elected: President,
Carl Schurz, New York; vice presidents,
Charles I'rancls Adams, ltoston, AIjss.; Au
gustus It. Jlacdonough, New York; lit. Rev.
Hfnrv C. Potter, New York; J. Halllieas
ants.ilaltlmore; Henry Hitchcock.St. Louis;
Henry C. Lea, Philadelphia; Franklin llae
Vcagh, Chicago; William Potts, jfevv York,
nnd Archbishop P.J Ryan, Philadelphia.
Several reports, were read, and Presi
dent Proctor, of tie Civil Service Commis
sion, delivered an appropriate address.
MR. LEUIT'S ADDRESS.
His Days Numbered In the Indian Service."
He said. In part;
It remained ror Commissioner Morgan, un
der President Harrison, to take theinitia
tlve in extending the civil service rules to
the Indian service. As a result or his ef
forts, the- President issued, in 1891, the
order for the classification of a number
of positions in the lrdlan field serv ice
rules the physicians, superintendents, as
sistant superintendents and matrons, leav
ing .still outside four-fifths of the- Indian
service; but even this was enough to raise
a deafening howl of rage from the spoils
men, who read In It the-death-warrant ef
their cherished occupation.
So war was declared. Newspapers all
overthecountry were supplied with material
with which to attack Commissioner Morgan
and the President for their weakness In
yielding to civil service reformers.
In Copgress and on the stump the Civil
Service Commissioner was attacked.
Through Secretary Hoke Smith's efforts
President Clevdand issued, on the Cth of
May, 189G, a blanket oreler classif jing all
officers and employes, except laborers,
serving in the Indian service.
INDIANS ARE EXCEPTED.
Tlie only exception was made in favor ot
Indians who are seeking places under gov
ernment. They arc admitted to appoint
ment as superintendent, teacher, teacher
of industries, kindergarten, or pbyiscluii
upon non-competitive examination or cer
tification by the Civil Service Commission.
Here is a gap which must be stopped.
It must be plain to any thoughtful mind
that it the Indian candidate Is not so
fit as the white candidate to work among
his own people it is an injustice to the
other Indians to thrust him upon them;
"whereas. If he 1b equally competent, it is
an Insult to him to make a discrimination
in his favor based on the Idea of his
In the grades of service below the line
of classification we maj- still suffer some
annoyance at the hands of the spo'Isman
through his ability to work petty hench
men Into laborers' places on reservations
here nnd there. For a remedj- for this
trouble we shall probably have to wait
two changes; a reform in the method of
choosing the higher officers, and the more
general settlement of the Western countrj-.
Let us hope that Secretary Francis,
when occasion arises, will pursue the sound
and conservative policy of his predecessor.
In my hnmbi Judgment, the wise course
for reformers now would be to separate
the offices in the Indian service, which are
I still prey for the spoilsmen, and concen
trate their energies on tne teller or one
at a time. Not until the tenure of an
employes is tho same can much be done
toward hastening the Indian administra
tion millennium. But it will surely come.
OTHER PAPERS READ.
Other papers read this afternoon were:
"The Relation of Women to the Civil
Service Reform Movcment."by Sirs. Charles
Russell Lowell, of New York; "Civil Ser
vice Reform in the West," Col. J. IV. Ela,
Chicago; "Civil Service Reform In tho
Constitution ot New York State," Hon.
Sherman S. Rogers, nuffalo: "Civ Ser
vice Commissions Essential to Civil bcr
vice Iteforin."llon. Dorman B. Eaton. New
York, and "Four Year Tenure," Lucius
D. 8 vvitt, Indianapolis.
The meeting will end tonight with a
banquet, at which Herbert Welsh, of
Philadelphia, president of the I'cnnsylva
nia Association, will 'preside. The an-noui.e-cd
speakers are President Scliurz,
Mayor William L. Strong, or New York;
Postmaster General Wilson, Secretary of
Agriculture Sterling Morton, President
Patton, of Prince-ton Universitj', and Uni
ted States District Attorney James M.
Heck, of Philadelphia.
SEVENTEEN WERE DROWNED.
Geriuun Vesxel Founders in tho Ilrit
London, Dee. 11. The German ship Ra
jah, Capt. Uellmer. from Harry, Wales, for
Hong Kong, has foundered in the Dritlsh
channel. Two of her crew have been pick
Sev entcen others, comprising the remain
der of the crew, were drowned.
The Rajah was an iron vessel of 1,2.10
tons. She was built at Liverpool in-18(51,
and was owned bj-1). Schilling, of Bremen.
SPAIN SHOWS USHER TEETH
More Guns on Havana Forts, and
All Point Seaward.
Ilnrbed Wire Fence to He Put All
Around Gunnonaeiia IViitU of
New York, Dee. 11 -A special to the
World from Havana, dated December 9,
b y way of Key West, Fla., sa j-'s. Tlie work
of strengthening the- fortifications about
Havana Is being pushed with noticeable en
ergj Guns are being placed on the
heights ar.iund tlie city, all pointing to
ward the sea.
Tlie formications of the port of Ma
tauzas alv are being strengthened. All
this is significant.
The government sent 500 laborers '.o
Guan.ihatoa today to construct entrench
ments and erect barricades as a pri-ca'i-tion
against a fresh Insurgent raid. It Is
understood that the whole town Is to be
inclosed wltli a barljcd-wire fence.
Madrid, Dec 1 1 .Captain General Weyier
telegraphs to the gov eminent that the posi
tion or tne rebels in the Piuar del Rio prov
ince of Cubi is daily growing worse.
New York, Dec. 11. Four passengers of
the Ward Line steamer i-egur.ince, which ar
rived this morning from Havana, were
unable to produce certificates of acclima
tization and weretransf err eil to Hoffman Is
land for observation. Hercabin passengers
upon l.iariug of the rei ortesl death of
Gen Miceo, were loath to believe it ULtil
more positive-proof was adduced.
La Grange, ind . Dec 11. A company
of thirty joung men is Icing secretly "I
ganized'ln St Joseph county, Mich., and
La Grange coantj-. Ind., to Join the- Insur
gents in Cuba Tie terms of enlistment
cjill for service In Cuba until independence
Rome. Dec 1 1. Inthcchambcrof deputies
today Signer Imbrlani, the leadero-the
socialist party In thechamber, declared that
the names ot the Italian Radicals who tad
sent a message ot salutation tj the Cubans
were worthy of noble inemorv The insur
gent leader, Maceo, he said, had died tor his
"Rebellion," he continued, "is not oulj
tbc right but the duty of the oppressed .-lid
glory comes tu those who die In such J.
The remarks of Signor Imbrlani -vtre
received with prolonged applause.
SHOT HIS ACCUSER.
Slexlcmr Captain, on Trial by Court
Jlartial, Take Hevenue.
San Diego, Cal., Dec 11. Hy the steamer
raclieo, which arrived from Lower Cali
fornia yesterday, news was received of the
murder"of Major Tomas Alvarado, of the
Twelfth Infantry, stationed at Torin. His
slayer was Capt Vicente Cota, a descend
ant of a famous fatnilj- in Mexico.
Capt. Cota had been undergoing a court
martial for alleged iiisulordiiintiou, the
charges being preferred by Major Alva
rado. The- superior officer alleged that oil
a short campaign against the Yaquia.CapL
Cota waslnsubo rdiiiateonscver.il occasions,
refusing to g over a certain route on the
way to the Sierra Uacateta, failingtodetail
certain men as ordered for special dutj
and using language toward his superior,
lioth In defiance of orders andinan insult
Cota was furious when he learned cf
these charges. Hewas kept closely guardoil
during the progress of the court-martial,
wllh two soldiers at cither hand, and his
own weapons taken from him. After sev
eral da j-, however, the igiiance was re
laxed, and Cota, seizing a favorable mo
ment, snatched one of the carbincsand lev
eled it at Major Alvarado, who was not
ten feet distant.
killing the victim instantly. The guards
beat Cota on the head with their carbines,
injuring him severely Great excitement
was caused among the soldiers-, and it was
wltli great difficult j- that an outbreak was
The captain, who now faces execution bj
shooting, is a son of the famous Don Clodo
mire Cota, a lieutenant of General Mar
quez in many battles during the French oc
cupation. MR. CAFFREY'S FORTUNE.
Cuse of the Virginia Widow Now lle
- fore ChlciiKO Court.
Chicago, Dec. 11. The claim of Mary
Dawson McCaffrej"' of Virginia that she
is the legal widow of John McCafrrey is
now bcrore Judge Dunne on appeal. A
Jury wns secured yesterday and the trial
will commence todaj".
Mr. McOrrrey died about two years ago,
leaving an estate of ?(100,000. When ids
will was published it was learned that
he had bee nmnrricd to two women more
than fifty years before his death. He
made the children of these wives 1 is
After a year's search, in a little town
In Virginia, not far from Washington,
Mary Da v-sonMeCaff rev was found. Judge
KohIs.it held she was the legal widow and
ordered the trustee, the Illinois Trust anil
Savings Hint, to pay her S10.000 as
part of the widow's nward. as she was
almost destitute. Other claimants e p
poscd her claim und appealed the case.
LATE TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
Fort Madison, Iowa, De"c 11. II. B.
llamm. retail dry goods, tailed vestcrdaj'.
Frankfort, Kj'., Dec. 1 1. The court of ap
peals will render a decision .Saturday on
the appeal of Alonzo Walling, sentenced to
death for compllcitjin the murder of Pearl
Louisville, Kj. Dec. II. T. II. Garrett
& Co., snuff manufacturers, falledyestcrdav.
Assets and liabilities about $25,000 each.
San Francisco, Dec. II. A fire In the
paint anil varnish store of W. P. Fuller A
Co. y esterdav destroyed property the value
of which Is variously estimated f rom $B0, 000
to 5100,000. The loss is, in part at least,
covered by Insurance.
narlan. Iowa, Dec. II, Frederick A.
Bennett, State bank examiner, took posses
sion of the Harlan State Bank yesterday
under Instructions from the auditor ot the
State. Its capital is said to be $f0,000;
deposits, $76,000. The depositors will be
safe, as the assets will, ft is expected,
nav them and leave little for the stockholders.
Additional Committeemen Ap
pointed by Chairman Bell.
GEN. WILLIAMS TO SERVE!
no Will Ilepeiit Ills Success or Eight
YenrsAuii at the II cud of the Hun-ep-iet
Elect McKinley Served em the 18ky
Gen. George B. Williams was today ap
pointed by Chairman tell to act aschalr--man
of the inaugural banquet committee.
Gen. Williams served In thesame capacity
during the Harrison festivities, and wa
highly successful in his efforts.
T. C. Noyes was made vice chairman ot
the committee on civlcorganlzatlon,whl:l
Is headed by Mr H. II. Warner.
Major George II. Harries, president of
the Metroiiolitan line, was made v ice chair
man of thecomniiitec-on public e rder; John
B. Wight, chairman.
Ouly two chairmanships remain to be
bestowed, that ot the reception and the
floor committees. At the executive com
mittee meeting on Saturday evening nearly
all the subcbininitteemen will be named
a nd active work begun. ;
int. Mckinley served.
A coincidence in conia-ction wltli the re
ception committee has been disclosed by
Recording Secretary Walker. President
elect McKinley, in 1h89, as plain Repre
sentative William McKinley, Jr., served
on the Harrison inauguration reception
A patriotic suggestion comes to tho
exi-cutive committee from Dixieland. It
will lie remembered that in September
lut Major McKinlej' was visited at Canton
by more than 3,000 Confederate- veterans
who had femght under Stonewall Jack
son. It was a glorious meeting and still
further bridged the bloodj chasm- Grow
ing out ot that meeting is the Shenandoah
Valley Patriotic Legion, headed by A. P.
Funkiioui-r, editor of the State- Republi
can at Harrisonburg, Va.
Hon. George E. Bowden, national Repub
lican committeeman from Virginia, has
written Chief Marshal General Porter, sug
gesting that the Confederate veterans be
asked to participate ill the ar.nle. In the
belief that an auxiliary inauguration com
r Itiee Is to be formed by one representa
tive from each State, Mr Bowden sug
gests that Mr. Funkliouser be chosen to
WANTS A FRONT PLACE.
Tlie r.imous American Republican Club of
nttsburg. Pa., wauU a front place among
the civic organizations Mr McKinlej' has
been a member ot it since- 1865, and at
Harrison's inauguration the club acted as
flifef escort tot hechief marshal of the civic
division. It now begs the same honor for
1897, and has written Chief Marshal Par
ker. The club.in 1869 was conspicuous on
.,. roitri" li, e. ieu. w,t- . nu clue um
brellas carried by the members.
LA-ilers of congratulations upon Mr. Bell's
appointment as cfuiirnian continue to come
in from thij clt j-, and, indeed, from ail over
the coantry. A hosVjaf applicants for
clerical positions has"apnia.red. and almost
as much Congressional influence- Is bcinij
enlisted as would be- nesary to get per
manent government posl.lDn;.
An astonishing feature Is the number cf
people who want to get on the various
committees. Others drop in at headquar
ters with all sorts ot wise and unwise sug
gestions. Some have such new and novel
ideas that they fear even to confide them
to the executive committee and go no
further than to say that If tney are wanted
for advice they will lie happj- to respond
and, incidentallj-.also to take nny little posi
tion in the gift of the committee. They will
cot be wanted:
VICTIMIZED BY THIEVES.
Various, Kind-, of Ileibhorles Heport
ed to the 1'olice.
George S Hall rei orted to Inspector
Holhnberger todaj that he- Inst on tho
street. or had stolen from his room, at No.
1241 II street northeast, a gintleman'sdia-mond-set
1 orsc-sltoe scarf pin
A valuable carriage robe was stolen
from the carriage of E S Alvord.Twentj--slxth
and I) streets, ye st,-rd.i ufterncon,
and a Llack hair lap rebe fioni the car
riage of O W White, of No. 1114 F street
Henry Davis, residing at No. 1G10 Madi
son street northwest, reiKirts stolen rrom
Grand Army Hall by a sneak, his long
black cheviot overcoat
A black kersey overcoat, black suit or
clothes, light fedora hat and pair of paten:
leather shoes were stolen from the room
of George Clements, No.4C I C street north
west. Uicjcles were retorted stolen from D F.
Judson, No. 120 Fifth street northcag,
and Dr C. M. Buckey, No. 1314 F street
TERRIBLE MINE DISASTER.
Four 3Ien Entombed lu n Shaft in,
Y'uma. Ariz.. Dec. 11. Rumors ot a ter
rible disaster In tLe inlne-s of the .Golden
Cross Mining and Milling Company, at
Hedges, fifteen miles from here, in San
Diego coimtj', Cal., have reachisl i-his city"
and physicians have been ummoncd te at
tend the injured.
Reports are conflicting, and notling very
definite can be learned, but the most con
servative reports place the number of dead
at four and the Injured at from three to
It is said that four miners are entombed in
the bottom of the Queen, the principal mine
of the- group, and there is no hope for their
FOUR 3IIL1S LONG.
Great Tunnel to He Ilnllt In tho
Florence District In Idaho.
Spokane, Wash.. Dee ll.-From tho
famous Florence district In Iefciho, comes)
the mws of one of the most stupendous
mining undertakings ever conceived in tho
Northwest. It is no less than the constric
tion of an inimcnsc tunnel four miles In
length, to tap the entire Florence camp.
The tunnel is to he' made large enough to
admit of a double track and will be lighted
by electricity. A conipanj- has been in
corporated with a capital stock of $2,500,
000 to carrj' on the work, and it Is hoped
to start It In April or May of nextyear.
Commencing from the moutliot the tunnel.
It is expected Incut Into the- first ledge at a
distance ot about 500 feet, and at Intervals
or about every 500 feet there-after, through,
out the entire distance.
Ilefu-eeel to lteiuovc Ixeentor.
Judge Hagner today refused to remove
Mr. Henry C. McCauley as executor of the
estate of his brother, the late- Theodore
McCauley. There has been a controversy
over the estate for some time, and it wis
brought to a hcael recently bj- the filing
by the executor of a letter signed by the
deceased which gave credit to a Willi-ini
II. Splcer for several hundred dollars paid
In a transaction between Spicer and the
late Mr. McCauley-, Mrs. Catherine V.
McCauley, the widow, took exception to
tlie letter, claiming that tlie e.i-cutor had
concealed It. For tills alleged mlsconducr,
the asked for Mr Mc-Caulcy's removal.
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