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VOL. 2. STO. 462.
WASHINGTON, D. C, FKIDAT EVEITN, JANUARY 22, 1897-SIXPAGrE3.
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TWO SMUG EPISODES
The Senate Was Stirred by Un
usual Public Debate.
ME ARBITRATION TREATY
The First Was Precipitated by Sen
ator Turpie, "Who Gaye a Notice
About the Cameron Cuban Resolu-
tion The Other Drew in Senators
Hoar, Sherman and Others.
The credentials of Boies Penrose as Senator-elect
from the State of Pennsylvania
for tlie full term beginning March 4, 1807,
In the place of Senator Cameron, -whose
term then expires, -were presented by Mr.
Dnnierou, read and placed on file in the
Mr. Turpie gave notice that he would ask
the Senate, on Monday next, to take up
Hie Cameron resolution for the recognition
of the republic of Cuba.
He went on to comment upon Secretary
Olney's remarks upon tlie subject, -which
he characterized as "obiter dictum,' and
also upon the ne wspapcr s tatcitieiit of a con
ference between Secretary Olncy and Sen
ator Sherman the premier of tlie incoming
administration to tlicerfect that there was
an agreement entered into that there would
be no action by tlie Senate at the present
Eossionin regaid to Cuba. This newspaper
statement, Mr. Sherman declared to be
without the slightest foundation.
Ttiis episode was followed by another
more striking on the subject of tlie arbi
tration treaty. Numerous letters had been
irescnted by Senator Ctillom written to
himself some in favor of tlie treaty and
lome against it: and when Mr. Hoar sent
to the clerk's desk other memorials on the
Mime subject lie took occasion to give his
riews upon tlie propriety of outside in
terference with tlie Senate in the conslder
itiou of a treaty.
"He condemned the intemperate zeal of
'.he pulpit and of the press, and of college
professors, and of good men generally, and
reminded them that the Senate was part
Df the treaty-making power, and ttiat while
It was considering tlie various points of a
treaty, it was not proper for outside people
to urge uponit immediate and inconsiderate
. Senator Sherman expressed his concur
rence in Mr. Hoar's views, and so did Sen
ators Cullom and Lodge; while on the other
iand, Mr. Gray declared thdt he preferred
Wsee tlie public take a keen interest in tlie
matter, rather than show indifference about
Senator Hoar expressed a very touching
faith that when the attention of the news
papers was called UJlftieir error they would
Senator Lodge followed with a speech
hardlj warranted in open session. He wild
ihat Secretary Olney and the Marquis of
(Salisbury had been closely engaged for
nearly a year, acting as experts in framing
It hnd been in the Senate less than ten
flays. The committee to which it was re
ferred hud only received the papers bearing
on tlie subject last Tuesday, nd Secretary
Olney did not appear beforo them until
Wednesday. Did any one expect that this
committee could p.iss upon a treaty which
had required months of -study and prepara
tion by experts, in two or three days?
This was a matter involving the welfare of
millions, and the pence and good will of
It had been under discussion for years. It
could not be passed upon in the Senate in a
few days. It would not be detrimental to
tlie principle of arbitration for tlie Senate
to proceed slowly in this matter. He was
frank to say that, while the general prin
ciples of tlie treaty were approved by all,
its details were considered very faulty.
In his opinion the hasty ratification of
the treaty, as it at present stands, might
within a few mouths give rise to interna
tional difficulties, which would cause tlie
prompt abrogation or tlie treaty, and put
the cause of arbitration back many years.
There was grave doubt in the minds of
the committee whether tlie treaty covered
he Monroe doctrine, the fisheries dispute
md the Nicaraguan Canal, concerning which
i. bill was now under debate in the Senate.
In view of these facts the Senators could
not, in Justice to their country, allow such a
treaty to be hastily ratified because of a
-opular demand growing out of lack of
tnowledgc on the part of the public. The
treaty would not be ratified until it gave
American inten-sts equal protection with
those of Great Britain.
Senator Hill got the floor by unanimous
consent, and raised a laugh by saying:
"With one accord they all began to make
At this pojnt Senator Morgan, of the
Foreign Relations Committee, interrupted.
I object to any further discussion of
Senator Hill instantly replied, much to
the delight of the galleries: "I know now
who is hit-"
This closed the discussion on the arbi
The debate on the treaty was partici
pated in by Senators Hawley, Sewcll and
Stewart. The latter entered into a dls
sussion of tlie merits, of the treaty, and
when he concluded some criticism of his
violation of the rules was expressed.
A MAX WITH INFLUENCE.
A Penniless Stranger Helped by a
Fred Johnson, a rather distinguished-looking
man, a lawyer, twenty-eight years of
age, was arrested about 4 o'clock this morn
ing by Policeman Bill of the First precinct,
charged by Richard Jackson, a -cabby,"
with reruslngto pay hack hire.
Mr. Johnson saidhe was stopplngatoneor
the fashionable hotels, but was temporarily
without eash. He is a blonde, wore gold
rimmed eyeglasses and a well-fitting suit
of black broadcloth, He was locked up
on tlie cab-driver's complaint, and had to
take his place later in the morning in the
dock of Judge Kimball's lwlice court with
a variegated assortment of "drunks," J
"vags and "disorderlies."
He sent a message to a member of Con
gress and berore his case was called for
trial, received a sufficient sum to settle
with the driver and avoid giving testi
mon in court.
The Montgomery Is All Bight.
New York, Jan. 22. The United States
cruiser Montgomery, which received in
Jury to her bottom, and had her propeller
blades broken by touching some sub
merged obstruction in the channel, near
Governor's Island last week, which obliged
her to return to the navy yard for repairs,
passed out at Sandy Hook this morning,
bound for" Hampton Beads, to join the
PUSHING ALONG ALGER'S BOOM .
The Ilepubllean Club of His Namo
Gives Him Warm Indor8eme.it,
Detroit, Mich., Jan. 22. The Alger Re
publican Club held its eighth annual ban
quet last night. The organization is named
in honor of Gen. R. A. Alger, whose name
was mentioned throughout in connection
with his appointment as a member of Mc
During the festivities, resolutions were
offered and passed indorsing his name for
a Cabinet position, a copy of wliicli will
be forwarded to the President-elect as the
voice of the club and the Republican party
in Michigan. Gen. Alger.lnacknowledgln,
"If I am chosen to represent this Suite
in the Cabinet or President-elect McKinley,
I -will esteem it the crowning honor of my
life, and something to band down in tlie
history of ray family an honor that -will
be cherished as long as life shall last."
Hon. D. D. Woodmansee. of Ohio, end
Hon. A. J. Beveridge, of Indiana, were
among the speakers.
THE ROBBERS ARE SAFE
The Particulars of Last Night's Ala
bama Train Hold-Up.
The Thieves Got Only a Small
Amount of Money, Hut They Made
SomeTerribleHlnff! to Getlt.
St. Louis, Jan. 22. A special dispatch
from Birmingham, Ala,, ghes particulars
or the hold-up on the Southern Railroad
last night. Express train No. 35, -which
left Birmingham at 4:30 yesterday after
noon for Greenville, was held up by three
masked men at a point four miles west or
Berry Station, at 7:30 p. m.
When the train pulled out of Berry a
masked man boarded the engine, carrying
two pistols. Two other men concealed
thomsclvcs on the forward platform of
the Southern Express Company's car. The
robler on the engine covered Engineer
Brown and his fireman with the pistols
and commanded them to obey orders.
When North River swamp, a wild and se
cluded spot, was reached the train was
stopped. The engineer and fireman were
ordered back to the express car, where
the other two robbers were in waiting.
Messenger J. J. Ward was commanded to
open the door, which he refused to do.
After firing several shots into the car, the
robbrs compelled the engineer and fire
man to break the door in witli a coal pick.
Tlie messenger showed fight, but the pis
tols of the robbers were too much for him
and he surrendered his safe keys. The
safe was plundered, and then the robbers
backed ofrinuithcdarknes, and, mounting
horses which were in waiting, fled.
The express officials at Birmingham say
thatonlytlielocalsare wasopened, and that
the robbers secured but $155.
Conductor Wilmcr reports that the train
was delayed only twelve minutes. Tlie
robbers, before leaving the car, selected a
four-gallon Jug from tlie packages, con
taining whisky, which they alvi carried
A special train with bloodhounds and a
poseof detectives left Birmingham afmid
night for the scene of the robbery, which is
the exact spot where another train on the
Southern Railroad was held up in a similar
niannera month ago by three-men, and $500
secured. It is believed the same parties
committed both robberies. The place is
near the haunts of the late Burrows gang
of outlaws, in the wild sections of Alabama,
and the chancesof capturing the banditsafe
SENATOR BUKROWS' PET.
The Police Have Been Set to Work
Hunting "Rob Roy."
"Rob Roy" is missing, and tlie household
of Senator Julius Caesar Burrows, of
Michigan, is in mourning as a result. Rob
Roy is a cute little Scotch collie dog.
He disappeared mysteriously this morning
from the Senator's home, No. 1404 Massa
chusetts avenue northwest, and the po
lice of the Fifth precinct were notified
tliis forenoon to look out for the canine jK't
and find him if possible.
A message was sent to all the other pre
cincts, and tiiis afternoon nearly 200 blue
coated guardians of tlie peace are dog
hunting. "Rob Roy" was the pet of the Bur
rows house. He Is said to be almost as
intelligent as a human being, and can
perform many little tricks. In fact, Mr.
Burrows says "Rob Roy" can do almo
anything but talk.
Tlie police general alarm which was
bent out to secure, If possible, the return
of the shaggy little doggie to his comfort
able home, states that he wore a tag and
collar, with his name, "Rob Roy," en
graved upon It.
The little fellow sometimes accompanied
the Senator to the Capitol, and numbered
among his acquaintances many members
of the National Legislature. "Rob Roy"
was a sort of privileged character at "the
big white building on the hill."
MAJOR MeKTNLET'S CALLERS.
The New York German Republicans
Make Known Their WKhes.
Canton, Ohio, Jan. 22. C. L. Magee,
of Fittsburg; ex-Gov. Pearson and C.
Cheny, of New Hampshire; Stephen M.
Weld, C. H. Dnlton, of Boston, and F. W.
Halls, of New York, were among the President-elect's
callers this morning.
Republican of New York, had a conference
with Mr. II anna yesterday and a talk with
Major McKinley last night and today on'
the Cabinet, and the views of German Re
publicans in this connection.
Mr. Magee had something to say about
the consideration of P. C. Knox, of Pitts
burg, as a Cabinet possibility. Mr. Knox
is one of the must successful lawyers of
Pennsylvania, and his name will be sug
gested for Attorney General.
THE PHLNTING OFFICE SITE.
Xo Prospect of Congressional Ac
tion at the Present Session.
The House Committee on Public Buildings
and Grounds held another meeting today,
debated the question of a site for a new
Government Printing Office, with the usual
result no action. There is no sort of
probability thatanagreement can be reached
at this session.
Judge Abbott of Texas, Mr. Ricks at
Pennsylvania and Mr. tlilborn of Texas,
members of the committee, called on
Public Printer Benedict yesterday and
talked over the question of a site for a new
printing ofrice. Mr. Benedict told the com
mittee that It would be, in bis opinion, too
costly an undertaking to remove the pres
Ivy Institute Business College, 8th and K.
None bolter. $25 a year, flair or, zlziit.
PASSED IT m THE VETO
A Remarkable Scene and Bitter
Words in the House.
THE TEXAS JUDICIAL BILL,.
Representatives Cooper and Grosve
nor Excoriated the President for
Denying Himself to the People and
Roasted Private Secretary Thur
ber. , ,
Mr. Cox, of Tennessee, rising to a ques
tion of personal privilege in the House to
day, read a newspaper paragraph, credit
ing Mr. Walker, of Massachusetts, chair-J
man or the Committee on Banking and Cur
rency, with the statement that there was
so little public demand for legislation on
the subject of the banking and currency
that he could not get his committee to
gether to discuss the subject.
He said that he had attended every meet
ing of that committee, save a very few,
ever since he had been a member, and he
was now ready to meet the chairman at
any time and vote upon any proposition he
Mr. Walker good-bumorcdly observed
that that was one of ten thousand state
ments Imputed to him, which had no
foundation in fact.
A bill was passed authorizing the
Galveston and Great Northern Railroad
Company to build a railroad through the
A joint resolution was reported from
the Committee on Printing provid
ing for an index of the government
publications from 1881 to 1893, by Dr.
J. B. Ames, superintendent of documents,
at a compensation of $1,000 a Congress
On motion of Mr. Daizell il was voted to
adjourn over .from today until Monday next.
A Joint resolution was passed providing
for the distribution of atlases and maps pub
lished by the Geological Survey.
Mr. Cooper called up the House bill
constituting a new division of the east
ern Judicial district of Texas, providing
for holding, court at Beaumont, and au
thorizing the appointment of a clerk for
said court, and moved that it be passed,
the objections of the President to the con
trary notwithstanding. Tlie Committee on
Judiciary recommended that the bill do
Tlie President's reasons for vetoing the
bill werethatpresentaccommodatlons were
sufficient for transacting the business
arising from the counties included in the
proposed new division.
Mr. Cooper explained that in the con
sideration ot the bill neither he nor any
member of the Committee on the Judiciary
had ever heard any objection to the bill.
He hnd made several attempts to see the
President while the bill was berore him,
In order to set forth the reasons why the
bill should become a law, and to meet the
objections which the couit officers were
said to have made, but which had never
been prescuted to him.
In all these attempts he was unsuccess
ful, the secretary of the President, "who
holds the key to the door by which members
orConpscssnrcadniittedto the President,"
denying him the right as a representative
or the people or his district to sec the
exccutie. On the occasion or his last
visit, Cooper said he had Just been in
formed that the bill had been returned to
the President by the Department or Jus
tice without recommendation. The secre
tary told him at first that the President
had not acted upon the bill, but when
Cooper told him that the bill had been
sent over from the Department of Justice,
the secretary made inquiry, and reported
that tlie President liad acted upon the
bill, and had a veto message prepared.
Then, Mr. Cooper said, he again asked ror
a personal interview with the President
that he might present the reasons why the
bill should become a law. But the secre
tary rerused him access, saying that the
President had made up his mind and that
it would be useless to see him.
He said that the argument advanced by
the President was no reason, and asked
the House to pass the bill over the veto,
as recommended by the committee.
Mr. Grosvenor said that from the re
marks made by Mr. Cooper he Inferred that
that gentleman had experienced some dif
ficulty In seeing the President. It was un
fortunate for the American people, he said,
that for three years past few self-respecting
representatives of a respectable con
stituency would make any effort toseethc
It was represented that he liad issued
an order that no Senator nor Representa
tive in Congress should present himself
in person until he hnd bowed berore a
private secretary and had received for
his errand the sanction of that august
"At that time," continued Mr. Grosvenor,
"I was in the midst of a matter connected
with my official relations to tho President,
and nfter having concluded it, I filed a
statement, at the Executive Mansion that I
would never again seek osee the President
or the United States under the present ad
ministration, and I have kept my word.
My constituents never commissioned me to
percolate my business with the Executive
through the clay or a private secretary.'
It was unfortunate. Mr. Grosvenor went
on to say, that the President excluded him
seir from communication with members of
Congress. "He surrounds himself with u
skirmish line of moderate capacity and
keeps himself away from us. I condemn
myself for not having expressed these
views two years ago, when, if they had
been carcrully considered by the parties
in interest, there might now be two or
three friendsof the Presidentin Congress."
Mr. Daizell It will be better in Uie next
Mr. Grosvenor I can't speak for that.
But I may express the hope that never again
will there be an administration which will
refuse access to tho representatives of the
people. The people are greater than the
President, and when he fences himself in
he-should be careful that the portals are
guarded by the highest intellects of the
Mr. Richardson I suppose the gentleman
speaks as advance agent of the new admin
istration. (Laughter.) .
Mr. Grosvenor I am the advance agent
about as much as the gentleman from Ten
nessee was the agent of his party in that
unrortunate arfair. (Renewed laughter.)
Addressing himself to the merits of tho
bill, Mr. Grosvenor said that if the Presi
dent told thetmthin his veto message about
the condition of affairs in Texas, the bill
ought not to pass. He had a great respect,
he said, for the office of President, aside
from his high regard for the present in
cumbent. If the crushed Democratic party
bad followed the lead of its great chief, it
would have been in -a much better condi
tion than it is now. "And tho probabill-
ties of thef ragments of that once great and
proud party getting together will be great
ly improved ff the Democrats in Congress
would refrain from passing bills over the
President's veto.'" $
The bill was passed-l44 to G8, more
1 than two-thirds voting 4n the affirmative.
The Arrest ofc'Four Young Men on
Lynn, Mass Jan. 22. City Marshal
Wells arrested last night four well-known
young wen of hitherto unspotted repu
tation as being; the promoters of the
"smioke talk" in .Montrose Hall on Mon
day evening, whre, ias part of the en
tertainment, two young colored women
-were about to dance undraped, when the
police forced their way In.
Their names are F. Berry, of 1D1 Broad
street; Earnest F. Haskell, ot 106 Chat
hami street; William H. Holmes, or New
Chatham street; and Otis L. Paige, ot
143 Fayette Btreet. Paige is a scene
painter nt a local vaudeville theater."
Haskell admits that he was the man
ager of the affair, but asserts that he
made no arrangements for dances that
were not proper. The other men say
that they were spectators merely.
On the strength or information in tho
possession or the city marshal it is stated
that the women first danced In long, flow
ing wrappers. This was considered too
tame, and they then consented to discard
thewrappcrsentircly. flChe warrant charges
the four mon with giving an entertainment
to which an admission fee wns charged '
without a license, an offense punishable,
according to statute law, by a heavy finein
The question of the Indecency of the en
tertainment "will not probably enter into
the hearing today, except as it may Influ
ence the sentence If.)'11' derendants are con
victed. The two young, women will be there
Haskell had arranged for three other
"smoke talks," which have been declared
"ofr." The city or Lynn is greatly excited
by the night's developments, and the state
of mind or thp hundrcduthcr spectators Is
not a happy one.
THE U. P. REORGANIZATION
All Was Not Harruanioiis at the
Meeting o the Gtmniittee.
Russell Sage and :J". PJerpont Mor
gan Object to the .Elimination of
the Govern incut's Interest.
New York, Jan. 22. All was not har
monious at tlie meeting of tlie reorganiza
tion committee or tile Union Pacific Rail
way at the orflces ofahoMcrcantlle Trust
Company. They met to discuss the pro
posed settlement with the government.
Russell Snge, it is said, was a discordant
element, although several others expressed
their objections to the plan ot the syndicate
paying orr the land motgages. Mr- Sage,
It was stated, arter the meeting, objected
to eliminating the government's interest
in the road,, as he considered it a valuable
asset. He owns aboufc $400,000 ot the
Union Pacific sectiritlcs.lncludng collateral
trust notes. The Union and United States
Trust companies, which also own $2,
000,000 or Union Pacific securities, sided
with Mr. Sage in opposing tho settlement
or the government debt in the manner sug
gested by the syndicate.
It was reported tiiat J. Pierpont Mor
gan, who represents a large amount or the
collateral trust notes of the road, agreed
with Mr. Sage thnt. various interests
would'be adversely nrfected If the pro
posed plan were carried out. George
Gould on the other hand is said to have
favored the payment ot the government
debt. He owns about $800,000 in Union
Pacific securities. J
Mr. Sage is said tn have waxed warm,
and to have recommended letting the mat
ter rest until Mr. McKinley assumed of
fice, when he thought there would be no
difficulty In reaching a satisfactory agree
ment. The agreement seems to be gain
ing ground that the syndicate plan will
not go through. The collateral trust sixes
are especially those in which Mr. Morgan
and others are interested.
It is considered likely that there will
be a modification in the plan or the syndi
cate whereby these interests will be pro
tected. There will be a meeting or the
government directors today to discuss the
settlement or the government debt. It is
said they will make some recommendations
to the President in regard to foreclosure.
The government directors of the Union
Pacific met this morning, but. later ad
journed until tills afternoon. Director W
J. Combs, says that progress was delayed
by the non-receipt, of important papers
bearing upon Union Pacific negotiations.
It is expected that these papers will be
furnished this afternoon, and the directors
will probably bo ip session for several
A NOVEL PETITION.
Introduced in the Senate by
Senator Turpie this afternoon submitted
a petition from Le Grand Byington, of Iowa
City, Iowa, widen possesses novel feature.
It is an arraignment pf the late Indianapo
Mr. Byington calls this "a pretentious
convention, representing special interests
and privleges only, assuming superior wis
dom and exceptional . rights to dictate
through the Fifty-fifth Congress an Im
proved financial system for the govern
ment." He says that fromJhe composition of
this convention he knovs the entire scope
and purpose of their demands. To get
ahead of them Mr. Byington petitions
the present Congress to pass laws (1) to
compel all gold atitf silver buion now in
the treasury to be coined Into standard
money; (2) to make our gold and silver
dollars equal for all purposes; (3) to
open the mints to free and unlimited coin
age; (4) to add a 75-cent piece to our
silver coinage; (G) to maintain the green
back and withdraw bank circulation. He
says a compliance -with these regulations
will solve the problems that bothered the
Indianapolis "convention of bond, stock,
nnd currency gamblers."
Killed a, Wbitecap.
Adairville, "Ky., Jan. 22. A gang of
whitecaps from.Price's Mill were fired on
from ambush lastnight while they were en
route to Black JacV,Tenn., topunlsh some
negroes suspected' of theft. J. I. Conn,
the son of a wealtby'fnrmer, was Instantly
Wiled and the rest pt the regulators re
treated. - i
Dissolve!" thb Iteichsrath.
Vienna, Jan.22. Emperor Francis Jo
seph has Issued; a decree dissolving the
Rcichsrath, and ordering the holding of
elections for members of the two bouses
composing the Austrian Parliament.
HER CASE IN COURT
The Commissioners' Bill Against
the U.S. Electric Co.
THEY SEEK AN INJUNCTION
More Litigation Growing Out of tho
Stringing of Wires on C Street.
The District Officials Insist That
the Line Had Seen Abandoned und
Cannot Aguin Be "Used.
The District Commissioners today filed
a bill In equity against the United States
Electric Lighting Company, to compel the
removal of two elcctrio light wires now
existing on the north side of C street, be
tween Sixth and Seventh streets northwest.
The Commissioners set forth their author
ity under an act of Congress to prohibit the
construction of any additional electric
wires after September 15, 1888.
It is charged that the United States Com
pany did, some time last September, con
struct additional wires, in violation of the
law. Itisassertedthat thecompanystrung
two additional wires on the north side of
C street and across tlie sidewalk, to con
nect with two new electric lights on a
building at Sixth and Lousiana avenue.
This was done without the permission or
the Commissioners, and the wires are still
maintained. The bill sets forth ineffectual
attempts on the part of the Commissioners
to have the offending company remove the
wires. Tlie Commissioners prepared an
order, dated December 31 , directed against
the company, and demandedthe removal of
the wires within two days. The company
refused to comply withit. President Thora
ns, of the company, explained to the au
thorities that the deputed wires were not
additional and new construct ionbut merely
new and better wires replacing old ones.
The Commissioners deny this and insist
that the construction is additional They
say that the company owns asub-surface
conduit along the north Bide or C street,
which has been existing so long that a
sufficiently reasonable time ha elapsed
within which the overhead wires should
A summons was Immediately Issued to be
served on the United States Company to
show cause why an injunction against
maintaining the wire, and an order for
their removal should not be Issued.
There are two points raised In thc"llti
gatlon between the Commissioners and the
United States Electric Lighting Company,
under the application for an injunction.
The Commissioners contend first, that the
stringing or the two additional wires on
O street, as referred to in The Morning
Times, wasin violation of the law of 18S8:
second, that admitting that no violation of
that law occurred, the maintenance of the
wires overhead, -when a conduit for their
reception exists, is Without authority.
The two new wires formerly supplied the
city postorflce from the C street side,
whep thatdepartraentoccupied the building
now owned by the Central Union Mission.
When thcpostofrioe was removed, the wires
were cut, it is alleged, and their use dis
continued. In order to supply tlie build
ings at the. western boundary or the block,
the company Is understood to have at
tached new wires to the dead ones, where
service had been previously cut orr, and
carried them over the conduit In C street
to the corner at Louisiana avenue and
thence over the buildings to the Jerrerson
The Commissioners claim that vhcn wires
are thus abandoned they cannot legally be
used again, especially where there Is a
conduit provided for use. Witnesses will
be produced to testify that the wires in
question were strung east of the Union
Mission building since Octobcr-Jast.
The Commissioners say the question arose
whether they should have the wires re
moved or appeal to the courts, and they
chose tlie latter alternative.
HE WANTED TO SEE TDE SOUTH
That Is What Mude Milnor nersh
Leave Ills Home.
Milnor Hcrsh, the thirteen-year-old lad
who ran awayfrom hlsparents in New York
and came to this city on a Royal Blue
line flyer yesterday, as told in The Morning
Times, was placed on a train by Detective
Robert Boardman about noon today and
sent to the metropolis.
When Milnor wasbronght to headquarters
this forenoon he had a box of candies in
his hands and was chewing vigorously on
the sweetmeats. He is a bright and In
telligent boy, nnd when he saw the
police reporters working at their desks he
"It won't do to talk too much, you know.
Those reporters arc rather fly and may
quote my remarks."
He said it was his intention, when he left
home, to see the Sunny South, and ho would
have done it had it not been ror the police.
"I could have done the sights in Wash
ington in two days," he added, "and th"n
I would have been otr ror the cotton rields
or Dixie." Milnor did not want to go
home, and threatcnedto jump rrom thetrain
at the first station. He was well dressed.
THE SERVICE OF SUMMONS.
A Bill Introduced Regulating Prac
tice in District Jnstice Courts.
Inthe House today Mr. Woodman intro
duced a bill regulating the service of
summons in the Justice courts of the Dis
trict. It provides:
"That every ease before a justice of the
peace in the District for the collection or
debt shall be commenced by summons, in
which the justice shall speciry a certain
place,. day and hour, which shall be be
tween the hours or 8 o'clock in the morning
and 4 o'clock in the afternoon, for the
trial, not less than five nor more than fif
teen days from the date of such summons,
at which time and place the defendant is
to appear. Every summons shall be served
at least three days berore the time of trial
mentioned therein by reading the same
to the derendant."
Cecil Rhodes at Plymouth.
London, Jan. 22. Cecil Rhodes, for
merly premier or the Cape Colony and the
master spirit of the British South African
Company, arrived at Plymouth this after
noon on board the steamer Dunvegan
Castle. The steamer experienced a
Me. Kirkpatrlck Rapidly Recovering.
London, Jan. 22. Hon. George A. Kirk
patrick, lieutenant governor of Ontario,
upon whom an operation was performed a
few days ago, is rapidly recovering his
No. 1 Celling l."J5 Per lOO Feet,
Frank Libbey & Co., 6th st. and N. X.ave.
3IAHIX AND -WETI.KR.
The FormerDoes Not Expect to Suc
ceed the Latter Jn Cuba.
New York, Jan. 22. A special cable
dispatch rrom San Juan, Porto Rlco,.iys:
Gen. Sobras Marin, the governor-general
or Porto Rico, in an interview yesterday
said that he had not heard any rumor that
he is to go to Cuba to succeed Captain
General Weyler there In command.
The governor-general shys that the re
forms granted by Spain to Porto Rico will
be put into operation Just1 as soon as the
details arrive here from Spain. In the
meantime, he says, the number of troops
on the island is constantly varying, ac
cording to the requirements here.
There Is great curiosity and some anxiety
among all classes here to learn the full
details and particulars of the new reforms.
A. prominent American subject residing
here now and owning large estates, said
recently in view of the rumors of Gen.
Marin, being transferred to Cuba, that
no more able governor general had ever
held the offlce in Porto Rico.
THE LIGHT TALK POSTPONED
The Morning Honr in the Senate
Was Otherwise Occupied.
Favorable Heport on the Tax
Sale Hill District Matters
The controversy over District electric
lighting did not arise this afternoon in the
Eenate. as had been anticipated. The hour
that has been giver over to the considera
tion of the Cockrcll resolution for several
days wasoccupiedby thcMilltary Academy
The Tax Sale Bill.
Senator Martin of VlrRinla this after
noon favorably reported the District of
Columbia tax-sale bill.
The River Contaminatoln.
A Joint resolution was presented by Sen
ator McMillan establishing a commisioa
to investigate the sources of contamination
of the Potomac River, and report what
legislation is necessary to remove and pre
vent the pollution. The commission is to
consist of one offlcer or the army engineer
corps, one or the marine hospital service
and the District health officer.
Senator Gear introduced a bill this after
noon setting aside a plot of ground In the
District for memorial purposes under the
auspices of tlie National Society of tho
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Tlie proposed location is at the intersection
or B and Fourteenth streets.
An Appropriation Aslsed.
Secretary Carlisle sent to the Senate
this morning a Utter, accompanied by a
drartof a proposed jointtesolutlon to en
able him t,o transfer a sum from the perma
nent appropriation for expenses of ? rcas
ury notes to the appropriation ror labor and
expenses or the Bureau of Engravingand
Printing. This Is to meet the demand for
silver certificates. The amount carried
Senator Gallinger presented this after
noon several letters from college pro
fessors and clergymen is Tavor or the pro
posed anti-vivisection legislation ror the
District of Columbia. The principal com
munication was from President George A.
Gates,, of the University of Iowa.
Money for the Daughter.
Senator Gorman offered a resolution
authorizing the payment to Mrs. Frankle"
Faulkner, daughter otthe late Hon. Chester
R. Faulkner or Indiana, one year's salary
or the deceased.
Posting the Newspaper Men.
A Joint resolution was introduced by Mr.
Richardson, ot Tennessee, directing the Pub
lic Trinter to supply each newspaper cor
respondent whose name appear in the Con
gressional Directory, a copy of the Con
bane: thieviis oirr of luck.
They Expected to Get "Good Money,"
But Got in Jail Instead.
New York, Jan. 22. The police have
under arrest the gang of bank-robbers who
yesterday afternoon attempted to hold up
and rob the small bank and brokerage of
fice or Henry Pinkus, at 216 Grand street.
They did not get anything, but Tell Into
the hands or the police. The men arrested
are George Viedt, John Dletzel, John Mur
phy and Martin Davidson.
The raid on the bank was planned by
John Dletzel, alias Joseph Decker. Viedt
was the first of the gang arrested after the
attemptetlhold-up,and hCpeached" on the
others. Viedt says they expected to get
about $1,000 in the raid.
GAGE AND THE TREASURY.
The Banlier Not Sure He Would
Take the Portfolio.
Chicago, Jan. 22. When seen lat-night
in regard to the report from Canton that
President-elect McKinley had sent an em
missary to this city, to ascertain if he would
acccptthepositionor Secretary of the Treas
ury, Lyman J. Gage said: "I only hope
that the report is not true, for the financial
considerations involved in accepting the
position would not be favorable to me.
"If the position should be offered to me
it woull be a matter or very careful con
si Jeration whether I should accept it or not."
THE PLAGUE REACHES ARABIA.
The nussian Authorities Set "Up a
New York, Jan. 22. A special cable
dispatch to the Herald from St- Peters
burg says: Two cases of the bubonic
plague, which Is raging In Bombay, are
reported from Kamarnn, an Island off the
west coast of Arabia, in the Red 8ea. It
Is a British possession nnd one of the land
ing stations near the Sea of Mecca.
A severe quarantine has" been established
by the Russian authorities.
Mrs Julia Allen Dead.
"Deerfield, Mass., Jan. 22. Mrs. Julia Al
len, a -woman of brilliant attainments, who
at one time occupied a prominent position
in Washington society, died yesterday from
a stroke of paralysis, aged fifty-seven years.
Cardinal Angelo Blnnchl Dead.
Rome, Jan. 22. Cardinal AngeloBianchl,
bishop of Palestrina, died In this city to
day. He was born in Rome, November 19,
1817, and created a cardinal September
12-Inch Stock iiu-rus 91 Per lOO Ft.
Libbey & Co., Ctn st. and New York avc.
UN OraOOOUED HIM
Police Court Docket Clerk Col
gate Accidentia Took It.
FATAL DRUG WAS BROMIDE
He Was Suffering From Insomnia,
Bronght on by Neuralgia, and
Svrallutved? the Narcotic to Bring
.on Sleep A Popular Officer Tho
Regret of the. .Judges.
James nail Colegate, docket clerk of the
police court, is dead. Repassed away while
In an unconscious condition shortly after 6
o'clock this morning, at the home of his
mother, No. 1010 B street southwest. The
direct cause of Ids death was an overdose
of bromide, accidentally taken on Wednes
day. Soon after swallowing the draught
he became unconscious and remained so
until the end.
Mr. Colegate liad been a great sufferer
from neuralgia, which resulted In an at
tack or insomnia, and he took the bromide
to bring relief. He made a miscalculation,
it is said, and administered to himself a.
larger quantity of the drug than he should
have taken. Drs. Crook and Perkins were
called In, but were unable to sae his life.
The first intimation ma,uy of Mr. Cole
gate's friends had of hte serious condi
tion was theannouncemeat in The Evening
Times yesterday that he was critically ill
and sinking rapidly. Mr. Colegate leaves
a wire, but no children.
Dr. Crook this afternoon issued a certifi
cate that death was due to congestion of
the brain, doubtless brought on by neu
ralgia and the cfrect or the bromide which
he had taken. The arrangements ror the
funeral have not as yes been completed, but
will he announced tomorrow.
When tho police courts convened this
moruing the Judges and other attaches were
informed of Clerk Colegate's death. Jndge
Miller at once wrote a letter of condolence
to the family of the deceased, while later
in the day Judge Kimball, with Clerk Har
per, called at the Colegate home to tender
their sympathies and regTets.
Mr Colegate was about forty-six years
of age- He was born and reared in the
District, and was a member of one or its
oldest and most honorable families. He
was appointed docket clerk of the police
court on" July 1 , 1893. Prior to J hat time
he was a clerk in the State Department.
Mr Colegate was a man of strong char
acteristics. As a friend he was steadfast,
and he despised wrong-doing and doer.
SEARCHING FOR THE BODIES
Thirteen Instead of Eleven Persons
Now Believed to Have Perished.
New York, Jan. 22; Search was con
tinued today for the bodies ef the victims
or yesterday's wreck at Quogue, L. I.,
where the schoonerNattuui Chapln was lost.
Thus rar but two bodies have bees re
covered. One of them is believed to be the
body ofCapt.Arey. It has not yet been pos
itively identified, but the brother of the
captain is expected today to see whether
he can recognize the body.
The shore is being patrolled by the lire
savers or the several stations. Tarts or the
wreck ar still lying on the shore.
There may have been more thannine lives
lot. perhaps eleven. From the fact that a
baby's doll was found and also becauso
some say they saw a wwnan on the boat,
some think the total number ef victims waf
FAITn CURED A PARALYTIC.
After Prayers He Leaped Up and
Said He Was Well.
Lebanon, Fa., Jan. 22. Edwin!!. Shaef
fer, while attending a revival service in
Salem United Brethren Church one night
Iac week, was stricken with paralysis
and his lower limbs became entirely help
less and remained so until lastnight.when
a party ot his friends, fellow-members of
the church, visited him and held a prayer
meeting in his house on North Ninth street.
" While his friends were engaged in prayer,
Shnetrer suddenly leaped up and ex
claimed that he was cured. Though but a
short time berore he had been totally help
less, he was able to walk readily. Arter a
brier thanksgiving service the entire party
went with him to the church and attended
the regular service. Shaeffer attribute
his. cure entirely to raith.
ROCKVTLLE'S WATER WORKS.
The Contrncr Awarded to an Ohio
Firm Two Washington Bidders.
RockviUe Md. Jan. .22. The town coun
cil met to. open the bids in connection with
the water works and electric lights. About
sixty proposals were opened. Nearly half
or them, however, did not contain certi
ried checks for 1 0 per cent of the amount
or the bid, as required.
There were three bids for the entire
work. Rosser & Castoe, Belaire, Ohio,
for $16,883; R. II. Hood, of Washington,
D. C, $17,889, and Richardson & Burgess.
of Washington, D. C, $21,985.38. The
contract .was awardctLto Rosser & Castoe,
of Belaire, Ohio, at $16,88S, the lowesj
bid. ADMIRAL DOT A PHOUD MAN
The Noted Mdget the Father of a
White Plains, N. Y., Jan. 21. Admiral
Dot Is a happy man. His wire gave birOi
to lay to a fon. The baby weighs seven
po inds. This is the second child. Tho
other, a girl, is three years old. Both
parents are midgets.
Admiral Tot, whose real name is Leopold
Kahn, is forty-eight and one-half Inches
"In height. Mrs. Kahn was Lottie Swart
wood, she being forty-nine Inches In height.
The couple were married In Victoria Hall,
in Lexington avenue, New York, in 1892.
The admiral was lorn In San Francisco
in 1840. Toth Mr end Mrs. Kahn trav
eled for many years with circuses.
MRS. MARY' WniTE REPENTS.
She TnlAjs Baek All She Ever Said
About the Catholic Church.
Annapolii,.Md., Jan. 22. Mrs. Mary 2tf.
Whits, nee Windsor, who is said to be In a,
dying condition, has made a statement be
fore a notary public in which she refutes
alt she has said u&ont the Catholic church
and the life of nuns.
It will be remembered that Miss Windsor
created quite a sensation a few years ago
by posing as an escaped nun, and attempting
to lecture on the life of the nun in th?
Catholic church, and her escape.
Watch for town and railroad. Congres