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NUMBER I 2.
WASUXNG-TOX, TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1900.
Price One Cknt.
BOER HBTBBAT GOT OFF
Onicial Reports of the British Suc
cess at Colesber.?.
'Guiih of the TriuiMvnal I'orecH M
leneid fter Tli roe Hours' etion.
Their Vrm lleeomis DiseoiirnKed
nnil lakes HefuKrc In riiKlit 7 he
KnuiiMi Casualties 'Nunihered Ten.
LONDON, Jan 2 Despatches were re
ceived at the War Office last night bnns
mg a confirmation of the report of General
rrcnclTs success at Colesberg Details of
the operations by the British forces are
also reported A statement is made from
the War Ofllce this morning that the Eng
lish position cuts, off the line of retreat of
some thousands of Bows who with two
guns are reported to be returning to No
Additional details of General Trench's
eugagomeat as received at the War Office
lire nfi fnHnti,'
"The British gum, opened tau.cdi.ieh
upon the" extreme right of the Boers who
quickly replied We were near enough to
see that the Boer were using British fifteen-pounder
field pieces An inspection
of their shells shows that the were nim
tifaotured in the Royal Laboratory at
Wool wf oh The aim of the Boers was poor
and after three hours all their guns -were
out of action
"Meanwhile the cavalry n horse artil
lery worked arotrnd t the north or the
Boor position a ad peered in a heavy enfi
lading shell Are The Bers became dis
organised and were sooa in full flight. Our
loss was three killed and seven wounded.
We will inarch into Colesberg tomorrow "
The public as well as the go eminent are
inclined to consider the sweces of General
Trench as onlj a forerunner of a rao-e
goneral advance upon the Boers within a
xory brief period It is argued by military
experts that the generals in South Africa
are alive to Ike necessity of keeping the
Transvaal forces at other work than that
of constructing fortifications
Sir William Thomson, K. B , former
PieeWeat of the Royal College of Surgeons,
has been appointed chief surgeen to the
forces in South Africa.
General Gatacre's intelligence depart
ment states that the Boer loss in the fight
at Dordrecht was thirty
BOER GTJNS SOON SILENCED.
Details ol 1'reneh's Mnek I nan the
CAPE TOWN' Jan 2 30 a. m) A
dospatch to the ' Cape Times" from Rens
burg Camp, dated Januarv 1, says 'On
Suaoay afternoon a strong force, made up
of the In'-killing Dragoons the Tenth Hus
sars, the Berkshire, and the Colonials,
with ten guns of the Hore Artillery, all
under command of General French, left
Arundel The? made a detour and, escap
ing observation bv the eaeinv, occupied a
fctrowg position ai and the Boers, w ho vv ere
cntronched in the hills six miles south of
Colesberg There were 8,000 Boers, with
six guns, in the commands
"Next morning th British surprised the
Boors and began shelling their position
The eaemv's gw were mhw silenced
Hotehkiss g annoyed us for some time
but was eventually silenced and aban
doned Oar shell fire was deadly and the
onomj retreated in all directions
"Our loss was three killed and sex en
xvounded The Boers loss is supposed to
have been se.ere Our shells burst repeat
edly naiong the Boers, causing them to re
treat hurriedly without replying.
"The Boers are letroating along the Nor
vals Pont road and our men are still shell
A BOEH DEFEAT AT STJNNYSIDE.
1ienteiinnt lie nml 'ihree Other
LONDON', Jan 2 The War Office an
nounces that at Sunny side yesterday Lieu
tenant Colonel Pitcher defeated the Boers,
capturing their laager and taking forty
Lieutenant die was dangerous wounded
In the engagement and died from his in
juries a few hours alter the battle. Three
others xvord killed, including two men be
longing to the Queensland Mountain In
fantry. Sunny side Is about thirty miles north
west of flelmont. Cape Colony. Lieuten
ant Colonel Pilcher has been camping at
Dover Tarm twenty miles northwest of
INDIAN CHIEFS OFFER HORSES.
An Arah Charter to He Sent to Gen
CALCLTTA, Jan. 2 Every natic chier
lias offered horses to the English authori
ties for use in South Africa The liaha-i-ajah
of Patiala will send au Arab charger
to Field Marshal Roberts
CHAPELLE ARRIVES AT MANILA
Given n. Luncheon hj- the Spnnlih
MANILA. Jan. 2 Archbishop Chapelle,
the Papal Delegate to the Philippines, and
rather McKinnon, late of the First Cali
fornia Regiment, but now a chaplain in
the regular army, arrived here today.
Thoy were entertained at luncheon by
the Spanish Archbishop of Manila.
EARTHQUAKES IN RUSSIA.
Ten VillnKCs in the Government of
Tinis Destroy eil.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 2 An eaith
quakc occurred on Monday in the district
In the government of Tiflis ten Milages
SicUiiesn Increasing: at Lnilj smith.
LONDON, Jan. 2 The War Office has
made public a message sent by General
White at Ladv smith '"on December 31. in
which he states that dysentery and fever
is on the increase in his camp
aa ' "
The Kins: or Servlnto He Mm ried".
BERLIN, Jan. 2 A despatch from
Budapest to the "Berliner Tageblatt" an
nounces the engagement of King Alexan
der .of Servia to the rchduchess Man'e
Christine, daughter of Archduke Freder
ick. .Roland Heed's Health luipi oa in.
NEW YORK, Jan. 2. Roland Reed, the
actor -, who has been seriously ill at St.
Luke's sHospilal. was reported this morn
ing as feeling 'much better. It is now be
lieved he will recover.
THE OPEN-DOOR POLICY.
The Heimrt of heeretnrj Un Vlcases
Secretary Hay sab able to lay before
the President and" the Cabinet at their
regular meeting tp'day, the gratifying ln
fonnttion that of, the m foreign nations
interpellated Ijj the State Department con.
corning the preservation of American com
mercial interest in China, fie had respond
ed in a way that v. as very satisfactory to
the United States, the fifth answer, that
of Russia, being received this morning
Italj is the only country that has not
sent a replj to indicate her attitude in
connection with the interpellation, but with
the great powers of Europe united in ac
quiescing in the request of this Govern
ment there is little doubt felt here that
she will find it to her Interest to follow
The details of the negotiations were not
explained to the Cabinet, but Secretary
Hay gae enough Information in his brief
review of the situation to convince Ins as
sociates th.it the Go eminent has won a
great diplomatic victory.
When the negotiations hac been con
cluded tie State Department will gie to
the public a statement of what ln& been
done More correspondence concerning the
Attitude of rmue nt the rmmtnoQ !k npp-
1 essary. but the answers so far received are
JW?ed !1 i?. i!l?,h0
final formal issuances will be faorable
It is a mistake to accept as true stat
ments sent out from Washington and Paiis
that the answer cf Trance was not of a
character which could be construed as
binding on that tntion in regard to the
maintenance of American treaty rights in
that part of China uuder Ticnch con
trol The statement has been made in nsw spa
pert, that Trance's answet hid been given
by M Delcasse. the Minister of Tortign
Affairs, in a verbil interview with Gen
Horace Porter, the Inited States Ambas
sador in Paris, b the avovvment of Mr
Delcasse that his speech in the Fiench
senate last November, announcing a policy
of the complete freedom, of the eommene
in China, had been intended as conveying
the assurances required h this Go em
inent. As a matter of fart, the Trench answer
xas sent in the form of a written commu
nication binding that government oflicially
to the obesrvance of the merican treaty
rights in the Tlowerv Kingdom The po
sition of France in the nutter ha3 been
oeculiar in that she his never recognize 1
spheres of influences in China.
She has maintained thit he claimed no
authority outside of the terntorv actually
in French possession In spite of this
now ever, her answer is considered to em
brace practically anvthing that the kn.ud
THE LAWTON FUND.
.rlj SIO.OOO in Ch Uceeixttl for
the Wiilou's Iteiielit.
The actual cash -ub:criptions recened
by Adjutant General Corbin for the I.aw
ton Home Tund hae reached ?31,26T 33
General Corb.n predicted ye"terdix that ho
would haxe $35,000 in cash on hand today.
and when the total was announced as being
only a few bundled dollais less than ?40,
000 the general was surprised.
"I expected to have at least ?33.i00 in
cash todav." he said 'but the $3,000 is
truly wonderful It shows that the com
mittee made no mistake v hen they appeal
ed to the public to assist General Law ton &
widow and children and 1 believe vve will
have enough monev to pav off the mort-
gage and turn over $"0,009 to Mrs Law ton
The committee is deeplv grateful to tho
people vvho have ie-tonded to generously
to the appeal '
In addition to the cash already received
General Shatter at San Trancisco has col-
lected about $2.0f0 the citizens of Pitts-
burg. Pa, haxe over $1 "00 yet to be tent
.11. the Union League Clubs of Xcw lork,
Philadelphia, and Chicago are raising
.unds. the Bankers Trust Companv of
Xew York has raised about ?7,00i and
o'her cities have raised smaller sums.
making in all about $nti00. which is only
nHAtll ? OflA olinit ff thrt turn tVirt trk.nrtiit-
about 5"? 000 short of the sum the commit
tee hopes to raise Tin. $? 000 the com
mittee thinks will be easilv subscribed be
tween now and Tndav, when the fund
In addition to the monev being raised
for the home fund, the citizens of Indian
apolis have started a fund to build a
monument to General Law ton and will ob-
tun subscriptions thioutjhout the Stat of
Indiana for the monument tund A prc
decpatch several uavs ago announced tint
the monument fund had reached the sum
Following are principal cash subscriptions
received since Saturdav noon Subscriptions
received by "Evening Star." Kansas City,
$1 000 subscriptions forwarded through
lex H Revell. December 2S, $1,195, the
"Chicago Times-Herald. through Alex H
Revell, Chicago, ?100; subscriptions of c t
izens of St Louis, through M Charles Par
sons, ?1,740, Dr W. Seward Webb, New
York, ?250. George Peabody, Washington,
D C , $100, Francis H Lcgctt . Co , New
York, flOO Austin, Nicholas &. Co , New
York, S100, through Alfred Corning Clark,
New York, $1,000. Senator W. A. C ark.
$150; William T. Barbour. New York, $100
AN ISTHMIAN CANAL ROUTE.
The President Hnx a Conference "X ith
Hear dmiial 'Walker.
Rear Admiral Walker President of the
Isthmian Canal Commission, called at the
White House today to say good-by to the
President before leaxing Washington to
look oxer the proposed route of the canal
Admiral Walker stated that the Commis
sion hoped to leave New York for Grey town
on the Isthmus on Saturday, and that they
would at once begin work going over the
proposed routes of the canal The Presi
dent is greatly interested in the proposed
canal and Admiral Walker spent some time
in talking oxer the plans of the Commis
sion with him.
General Ernst and other officers of the
Commission visited Pans last summer and
obtained valuable data in regard to the
proposed Trench canal which will bo of
great assistance to them in their work.
Admiral Walker said that they would in
spect several routes and verify the work
done by thc old Nicaragua Canal Commis
sion. He thought that the work would re
quire three or four months and that they
would then be ready to make a formal re
port to the President of the most practica
ble route for thc canal, and the estimated
amount of what it would cost to construct
There were only a few other callers at
the White Houes today, among them be
ing Senator Fairbanks, Senator McLaurcn,
and Judge Springer.
Hohhcil Police Headquarter.
CARLISLE, Pa,. Jan. 2 -At an early hour
yesterday morning the police headquarters
in which the office of Chief Burgess Faber
is situated, was broken Into and over $20
taken from his desk, which was pried open
Suspicion rested on a young colored man.
who was recently released from the lock
up and atu heiring last night Jie was held
A Mother PotsonH Her Child.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind , Jan 2 Mrs Jef
ferson Billhymcr, wife of a wealthy far
mer of this county, killed her seven-year-old
daughtei by administering a capsule of
Rough on Rats She is believed to be In
sane, but is under arrest.
PROGRAMME OF CONGRESS
Measures to Be Discussed During
the Present Session.
The Urgent DcJIelencj Hill io Hnx e
the Hlht cr AVn- In the House.
Senators Mm x ote on Curieiie on
l"elrmir 1 Suhtiil' for xnierlenn
MiiiiN Itooinniatloii of the Army.
Congress will resonxene at noon tomor
row. The real work of the session wrill be
begun, though it is the understanding at
the Capitol that little will be accomplished
this week. The Republican legislathe
programme has been determined on and
contemplates prompt action on the Cur
rency bill which was passed by the House
on Mondax, Decemhei 18 Theic is said
to be no desire on the part of the oppo
nents of this bill in the Senate to unnec
essarily delay it, and it is also said that
it will not be pressed so rapidly to its
passage as to occasion lnconxenience to
those Senators xho wish to discuss it at
length The opponents of the measure ad
mit that they will be unable to defeat it
The majority leadeis behoe that a ote
will be reached about Tebruary 1
The legislative piogramme of the Re
publicans calls for territorial forms ol
government for Hawaii, Porto Rico, and
Alaska, and provides for the passage of
the Hanna-Payne Ship Subsidy bill, the
latitication of the xarious treaties which
have been laid before the Senate, the ap
proval by the House of Representatives of
certain reciprocity tieaties and the enact
ment ol the annual appiopriation bills A
resolution will be adopted bv the House
declaring that Represt ntative-elcct Brig
ham II Roberts of Ltah is not entitled to
a beat in Congress
niong other measures which will stand
out boldjy in the first session of the Tlfty
sixth Congress, but which, it is said hive
not been included in the majority pro
gramme, are the propositions to create an
Executive Department of Commerce con
struct a transoceanic earal, provide for
the reorganization of the army and the
conduct of affairs in the Philippine Islands
The first matter to come before the House
for serious consideration will be ihe ap
propriation bills, and it may bo that the
Urgent Deficiency bill, which provides for
in( rtased mihtarv expenditures due to the
strife in the Philippines and the annual
Pension ppropriation bill will be report
ed to the House on Triday The last
named bill carri s an approp-iation of s,140 -000,000
for the next fjcal year and the
Urgent Delciem v bill calls for $30,000 000
After the passage of the appropriation
bills, it is likelv thai the first matter of
national interest will be the report of the
-pecnl committee empowertd bv the House
to investigate the charge of polygamy made
acainst RcDresentative-elett Roberts It
l j,, t'his W1 be reache(1 on
Monday January 13
Although a strong effort will be made
bv the advocates of the transoceanic ca
nal to press the matter through at this -es-sion
chances are that thy will fail The
Isthmian Commission appointed to suc
ceed the Mcaiagua Canal Commission and
to consider the relative merits of three
proposed routes between the Mlantic and
j the Pacific will not present its report un-
til late next summer and a number of the
friends of an Isthmian tanal will probably
decide to delay final action until this Com
mission shall have been heard from
The rniy Reorganization bill mav aIco
hold over until next session though its
prospect for passage is considered better
,j,au tnat of lhe canal bill The argument
for delav on the reorganization bill is t'Jat
a fairer estimate may be made one year
hence as to the proper permanent -'rengti
of the army ncther argument for dila,
is that it might not be wise from a politi
cal point of view for the majority to in-
Prease thc standing army directly pre ed
! .... . ..
ing a rresidentiai election
Representative Hull of lova. Chairman
of the Committee on Militarv AffMra
v hose relations with the Administration
aie of the closeat character, give3 it as
his opinion that important army legisla
t on will go through at this session The
armv he said, toda can never again shrink
to 2S 000 men
Mr Hull believes that the Phihpp'ne re
bellion will soon be suppressed ani 'hat
when this shall have been accomplished
Congress can legislate intelligently on
The present Congress will be calleJ upon
to prov ide for the reapportionment of Rep
resentatixes, which of course, will be
based on the returns of the present census
This matter will not come up at this ses
sion, but the Crumpacker bill which is in
tended to reduce thc representation of
those States which restrict suftrage will
nrobably be brought to the front this nin--er.
The bills to provide forms of govern
ment for Haw aha Porto Rico, and Alaska,
vvll be considered promptly by the com
mittees to which thev have been referred,
and will be reported within two or three
THE CASE OF MR. QUAY.
lhe Contest Not to lnterfeie With
the Finance Hill.
At the last meeting of the Senate Com
mittee on Privileges and Elections an ad
journment was taken in the Quay case un
til Friday of thc present week, but it is
probable that little will be done on that
date There will be no further hearings
in thc case before thc committee, as the
important evidence is now all In. but a
considerable time will b.e required in
which to formulate the reports and have
It is expected thit two distinct reports
will be laid before the Senate, one of
which will contain the evidence and argu
ments favorable to the seating of Mr. Quay,
while the other will contain those of an
Senator Chandler. Chairman of the Com
mittee on Privileges and Elections, stated
this morning that the Quay tcase will
probably be brought up in the Senate with
in ten days or two weeks, but that the ex
act date had not yet been decided upon,
and that it will depend largely upon the
time required to complete the work of the
committee A lively discussion is expected
as soon as the report of the Elections Com
mittee is submitted.
Every effort will be made by the Repub
lican leaders to secure a vote on thc Cur
rency bill without interruption from those
who are anxious to be heard In the Quay
case. This win De rendered tne more easy
of accomplishment by the postponement of
the reports on the latter, while the Cur
rency bill will be taken up at once, and
an early consideration of it will be insisted
The conditions are not such as to en
courage the minority In using the contest
over Mr. Quay as an aid to filibustering
in order to prevent a vote on the financial
measure, and these two important ques
tions will doubtless be kept from interfer
ence with each other.
CHAIRMAN BABCOCK'S CALL.
The IIoiino District Committee to Be
Chairman Babcock, of the District Com
mittee, has issued a ca'.l for a meeting of
his committee on Thursday when he will
tirganize and. appoint subcommittees and i
distribute among them the xarious bills
that haxe already been introduced.
The District Commissioners have sub
mitted a bill which Chairman Babcock will
introduce tomorrow, making an. appropria
tion of ? 1,000 to establish an index card
svstcm in the Tat Collector's ofllce
The committee will probaLiy name Wed
nesday as the regular meeting day.
KIVER AND'HARBOS, BILL.
Prospect for Its l'Msunsre at Tills
Session of CoiiKrea.
A River and Harbor appropriation bill
will be passed this session unless Speaker
Henderson should decide to the contrary,
so it was said at the Capitol today.
In the rifltieth Congress Speaker Reed
held up the River and Harbor bill during
the fiist session of that'Congress, and the
holding up of the bill, it is claimed, caused
the defeat of many Republican?
Represent itive Ball, of Tesafs, who is a
member of the River and HarJior Comnvt
tee, said todiy that he could think of no
good reason why a River and Harbor bill
should not he passed this session
"I think " said he, "that it would be Just
as well for us to spend some money on in
ternal improvements" instead of spending
all iheTevenues of the Government on our
colonial possessions I think it is pretty
safe to say that a River snd Harboi bill
will pass this session."
BOATS LOCKED IN ICE.
Tle essels Near Trent mi, .
Dnnuci of Destrin tion.
TRENTON. X J . Jan 2 The steam-1
boat Twilight, which plies betv.een this
city and Philadelphia is fasr in the ice off
tho Lalor Street wharf here and four tt,g,
which have tried to go to her aid, are fast
in the ice at other points
The tugs Bristol and Jennie on Thursday
tried to go to the aid of the Twilight, just
after she iirst got into trouble Thy could
not reach her through the ice, anl when
'hey tried to return they too became Im
movable and in constant danger of being
crushed by the ice. whlch'is growing thick
er and harder every hour The big tugs
John Ware and Harrv Shovel tried to come
up the river to relieve the steamboat and
the two tugs of this city They forced i
their way to a point near Burlington and
then became fast in the ice and cannot
The Twilight is valued at JM.OOO and the
four tugs are worth about the same
amount All five vessels are in danger of
HER COLLAR ON FIRE.
I iiiisuitl Interruption ,,f funeral 'i-r
x it es in PemiH ania.
nrM r ccnx'Ti- r t .
ii i . ',, " -v " l''
culiar accident occurred in a church at Cc-
dar Springs while funeral services
being crrducted over the remains of Jacob
Atlsc Vrwlnr .,lr f ,.. .lo.. r. o .
...... .j . .v u., -
sitting near an over neateu ove sne naa
about her ne"k a celluloid collar This
collar took lire and burned as if it had
been saturated with coal oil
The iervics were stoprel very uncere
moniously and the young won.su was buiied
beneath shawls and coats vfter the blaze
had been extinrn,ined it .va found that
the hair on the back of Miss Kryde s head
was almrst entirelv burneo off and her
neck dud face v.cre bllfetered
A LirE-SAVLNG REWARD.
V l.eurai to I. 1. Ml,nlie I'rctni a
mil ful Miin
POTTS VILLI: Pa Jan 2 P. P Mc
Gulre, Secretary ot 'lie state l.lquor League
of Pennsvlvania reiding at Middle Creek
this countv has received information from
Dawson City, that a beoiest amounting
to $1 110 was left him bv Charles McMal-
lon of that place
McMallon and McGutre were former as
sosiates and the reason for the bequest
the latter assigns to the f u' that he one
pulled McMallon from in front of an ex
press train at Greensburg, Pa, ten years
VAJLUABLE LIVE STOCX BURNED.
I'rie Ilois and tattle oiiniimcd in
a llla7iiiKT llnrn.
SARATOGV V hn 2 The W V
Sherman barn in Glenn Fall, covering an
acre of ground and one of the largest in
the State, was burned this morning Six
teen horses were killed with other prize
stock, including bulls and cows.
Among the horses were Horicon J 19 1-It
by Hosptdor, Alice Brown and Zulu the
latter the dam oi the stallion Bank Stock
The loss is J2o COO The fire is believed
to have been the work of incendiaries
THE SNOW MUST BE REMOVED.
Ordinance That the I'oliee Will
Since the snowfall on Wednesdav thre
have been twenty-five warrants issued troiu
the Police Court igainst peiaons who fail
ed to remove the snow from the sidewalks
in front of their premises The police
first report delinquents to the precinct
lieutenants who in turn order the issuance
of warrants The offenders against the
snow ordinance are then notified to appear
in co irt Meinwhile they are compelled
to furnish $1 collateral for their appear
ance Many forfeit their col literal, but a re v
always appear in the hope of lecovcring
their deposit This class are tuua ly dis
appointed, and it is not infrequent! hap
pens that the fine is increuel vvheie it
is shown that the person has been a fre
quent offender. The law governing the
lemoval of snow from the sidewalks s
being btrict'y enforceu
The effect is said to have been most
salutary, as the delinquents this ytar
have been fewer in number than has foi
merly been the case In previous yeais
the snow oidinance is said to have been
considered by a majority of the residents
of the District it the light of a 'Oke and
a thing not to be thought of serij-sly. The
reason is given that formerly few finjs
were imposed, the majority of cises being
nol prossed in the District Attornev's of
fice. Now, however, those vvho do not
properly clean their sidewalks in winter
will be fined.
The District Not HoiponniMe..
John Boyle was informed this morning
that the Commissioners cannot pay for
the damage inflicted on his bicycle by a
wagon belonging to the municipality. It
appears that the wheel was left standing
in an alley in square 254, and was run
over by a wagon passing out of the allev.
The District authorities Investigated the
matter and found that thc fault was not
with the driver of the vehicle.
Deportation of Aliens.
Commissioner General Powderly, ot the
Bureau of Immigration, nl his report on
immigration today, states that the num
ber of aliens deported during the week end
ing December 30 was fifty-eight, of which
forty-five were "public charges," eight
"diseased," thice "contract labor" and
two "returned in one year" Among tbs
deported there were eleven Hebrews nd
The MixNonri Homeward KoiiimI.
The War Department has received a ca
ble despatch announcing that the hospital
ship Missouri Failed troiii Manila for San
rrancisco Sunday with 286 sick soldiers
S OF TIE I
Thrilling Scenes at the New York
Tenement House Fire.
One Person Killed ninl "Hnnj Injured.
StriiKTRlinHT For ins of Tennnts SII
lioueUeal Vnliist u I.nrlil Unci.
Kioiiim V. Girl's Desperate Leap to
Save Her Life I 'or sot Kire Eeujies
NEW YORK, Jan. 2. In the five-story
tenement-house fire at 734 First Avenue,
which occurred here between 1 and 2
o'clock this morning, the casualties are
shown to be one person, a girl named
Leonard, smothered to death; five members
of the same family, more or less injured,
and five other persons hurt. There were
fifty -six tenants In the building. The list
of victims is; as follows:
Loretta Leonard, sixteen years old,
smothered ajy $ moke.
Edward Leonard, aged thirty -nine, lac
erations and burns of hands and face, re
ceived by sliding down a rope from the fifth
Margaret Leonard, wife of Edward, aged
fortv, overcome by smoke, taken to Belle
N'ancy Leonard, fourteen, lacerations and
William Leonard, ten, inhaled smoke and
flames, may die
Joseph Leonard, nine, inhaled smok anl
flames, may die; taken to a hospital.
Pauline Tyschman. blxty-tnree, right an
kle sprained and contusions received by
jumping from a second story window,
taken to the Flower Hospital
Philip Carroll, thirty, sprained ankle and
contusions. He also jumped from a second
story window Bellevue Hospital.
Mrs Kate Lane, forty -one, handa and
face burned, Bellevue Hopital
Jame3 Keleher, nineteen, 772 Second
Wenue, handt and faced burned Bellevue
Rupert G Lone, eighteen 725 Sixth Ave
nue, hands and face burned Flower Hoa
nital. The fire was dramatic in incident and
thrilling rescues. Three alarms were sent
out and when engine N'o 21 dashed up,
there was plenty of work for the firemen
right from the start.
Instead of seeking the fire-escapes in the
rear, everyone of the fifty-sis tenants had
'rushed to the front windows, leaving doors
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iBriat rapiditv and crowds of screaming,
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struggling forms were silhouetted in the
winuows against a naming background One
group especially were in imminent dan
ger At a window oi the top floor the
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death strutrtr o
The firenjen paw Edward and his wife
Margaret swaying to and fro, she with a
baby in her arms, which he was making
desperate efforts to throw from the win
dow, while he was trying to frustrate her
purpose Just behind them their daughter
Nancy was struggling with her brother Ed
ward He had come up behind her just
as she laid a foot on the window sill to
jump and was dragged back An eighty -Jive-foot
scaling ladder was run up m "a
hurrv the firemen meantime shouting to
the crazed group not to jump
Captain Grady, of hook and ladder No.
2 and several of his men hustled up and
took Mrs Leonard, then unconscious from
her husband's arms. The babv had disap
peared Down thev went vith the vlfe,
leaving Leonard and his son and daubier
at the windows
Just then a rope that someone had fast
ened to a chimney on the roof dangled
down In front of the Leonards window
and reached to within a few feet of the
ground Leonard did not wait lor the fire
men but snran'r nni nncht (ho mm it.
is a neavv man and uenf dnun iit '
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TTin n final Tift., flnun 1.n ..I
aiiuL uiu.ii.) icci ueiure lie couiu cnecK. HIS 1
momentum When he reached tho cronml
!m hands were cut to the bone bv fne-
tion Nancy Leonard, seeing hr father
jump became more frenzied than before
She broke away from her brother jumped
up on the window mII. and stood toi a
moment with outstretched arms Her hair
streamed back of her and seemed almost
to meet the flames that were pressing
closer and closer.
The girl gave one backward glance, and
seemed to motion her brother to follow,
then ehe sprang far oat and caaght t e
dargling rope, as her father had don
A hoarse cheer arose from the street
below, as she swayed dizzilv back and
forth, her form now Io-t in a b'irst of
black smoke from the windows, and again
standing out vividly n the glare of t e
flames Slowly she came down, wh le it
seemed every moment as if the rope and
the girl would be licked up by pursuing
tongues of fire. When she got witnin reich
a dozen arms received her. and iie faint'Hl
During the rescue of the Leonard family
other firemen had carried dozens of womtn
and children from the vv!ndov.s lower
The fire was caused by a match thrown
Into a decorated Christinas tree
MR. MOODY LEFT NO WILL.
His IHdest Son jiil!c for Vdniiiiis
trntU e I'apers.
GREENFIELD, Mass. Jan 2 -Dwight
L Moody, thc evangelist. left no will
His eldest son, W It Moodv. has ap
plied to the probate court here to be ap
pointed idniinistrator of his father's es
tate Threatened to Hnd His Life.
MORGANTOWN..W. Va., Jan 2. Will
iam Whittmgton, a shoe dealer, vvho failed
for J33.000 here Saturday afternoon, left
ims place the same day, ostensibly tor
Frostburg, Md His wife and his trustee
recaived letters from him yesterday evening
dated Central Hotel. Pittsburg, in which
he told her that he would never leturn.
but would commit suicide. He also stated
he had been prrested by the police as in
sane, bjt had been discharged Telephonic
enquiry shows that he was not registerel
by the name of Whittington at the Central,
but as C L St. Clair. A Morgantown man
ays he saw him there Sunday. The fail
ure is the largest ever recorded in Morgan
town. Her One Hundredth Ilirthdny.
UNION HILL, N. J , Jan. 2 Surround
ed by nearly fifty children, grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and
step-daughters, Mrs. Sarah Allen, who was
Lorn on January 1, 1S00, and vvho lives with
hei step-daughter, Mrs. Margaret Sommer
viile, at 323 Van Vorst Place, this city, sat
down to New Year dinner yesterday. She
celebrated her own birthday and tnat of
the year by dining with keen relish.
Cold in Virth Cnroliitn.
R VLEIGH, N. C . Jan 2 The tempeafi.1
ture here is S degrees above zero, which, s
tr.2 lowest since thc famous colu ;nap last
February There U good sk3ting. t Ashe
vtlle the temperature is zero.
A Mother's Fatal MistaU-.
RALEIGH, N. C , Jan. 2. At Salisbury
yesterday Mrs Banks by iris ake gave her
four-year-old boy a spoonful of cirbclio
acid and glycerine Irstead of oil. a sTvjnt
having handed her the wrong bottle. Death
riynn's UnMlncftM Collegre, "nth and K.
?5 Census Office Examination 15.
MOLINEUX'S TRIAL RESUMED.
Continuance of Testimony, With
Harry Cornish on the Stand.
NEW YORK, Jan. 2. Harry Cornish
resumed the stand when the trial of Ro
land Molineux was resumed this morning.
Many women were present in the court
room. The defendant appeared better after
his three days rest.' '
Cornish took up hljoj tory from where he
left off at the adjournment' of the court last
week and was cross-exaralnd by Mr.
The witness said that on the night of
December 27, the night before the death of
Mrs. Adams he was at the club and ar
rived at about 11 o'clock. JTornish saW
that he had once before taken bromo
seltzer. That was at the club The bar
tender suggested it to him and mixed It
"I was not in the habit of taking that
kind of stuff," said He did not know
what kind of taste the stuff had. awl when
he took the dose on December 28, he did
not notice anything wrong
"Do vou know what Mrs. Adams ww In
the habit of taking for headaches'" he was
asked, and replied that he did not. He
said that he did not know whether or not
she took bromo-selt7er often, but he Hd
not think she did.
"Where did you get y.r iMa"
"My breastfast. I geiwrwlly gM tU Hm
apartment. That was aft iwtd for with wy
"What rent did you pay V
"Forty dollars a mouth."
"Wasn't It ?50?"
At Mrs Brown's nlace, whera k awl
subsequently boardpd he only paid t5 a
week for his room and 2" cent for his
breakfast. He gave un bis room at the
club after consultation with the officers of
the club, but was not forced to do ao A
slight increase In salary was given him
when he give up his room
"What was your salary at that time''"
'Two thousand a year and expenses"
"What salary are you getting now?"
"One thousand eight hundred dollars a
year, expenses, and gt moat of nay meals
at the club When I got$2,000 I bad to
pay for my meals " J
"Why did you selccf a room In West
Eighty-fourth Street, when your werk was
in East Forty -fifth Str"f"
I had no particular reason."
"Had the fact that Mr and Vrs. Rsers
lived nearby anything to do with it""
"Did you call on Mrs Rogers in Eighty-
nZlflT:Mr MHDtyre to MrS-
I never introduced Mr Mtlntyre to
That was in. October 1K7 b said, and
he understood that Mrs Rogers secured a
divorce from her husband about that time
Mrs Rogers was living at 19 Weat Eighty-
; DnJ vou ever meet Mr Rogers there-
"You have met him since O-tohcr, 17-
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icb x san uim me wiicr my zu nan-
JUDGE GOFF'S DECISION.
The CUt of KiehmoiHl Ilefentls
Hell Telephone Compan.
RICHMOND Va Jan 12 The city of
Richmond has won its suit against the
Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph
Company This litigation grew out of the
council revokingthe right of this company
to use the streets of Richmond Judge Na
than Gorf, of the United States etreuit
court has issued an order dissolving the
injunction granted the telephone company
some time ago restraining the city of Rich
mond from interfering with their poles
In his order Judge Con takes the ground
that if the Southern Bell Telephone Com
pany as decided bv the United States Su-
preme court, nas no ngni to occupy tne
y . , . ..
streets of Richmond tinder an act of Con
gress passed in lsbt regarding postal roadSj
it has no right under the laws of Virginia
or the ordinances ot the city to usa such
streets He therelore, at a latr dayffis
sued a decree dismissing the bills ofjfthV
complainant company and dis-olvinghe
injunction restraining the city from remov
ing the poles and wires of the Bt'l Com
pany from the streets of Rlchmonl
This action of Judge Goff does not nc
essarilv end the litigation The Bell Com
pany can appeal from his judgment to the
Lnited States circuit court ot appeals that
is. it can applv to that tribunal to pass
upon the questions decided by Judge Goff
COAL MINERS' DEMANDS.
lhe I neUavtnmin and Wyoming Ope
rators lteeeie a Notiec.
SCRANTON, Pa, Jan. 2. Dissatisfied
miners of the Lackawanna and Wyoming
coal tields have given formal notice to the
companies to send their superintendents to
a conference in this city on Tuesday of
next week The nien have many grievances
av -si Pfc
thev want to settle and are backed ia
their demands by the union.
The questions to be considered and stat
ed in the cill are- The price of powder,
two weeks pay. dockage, a uniform scale
of company's hands' wages, weighing o"
coil, and the inauguration of a system of
employment which shall give equal earn
ing opportunity to each employe, irrespec
tive ot creed, color, or nationality.
The miners' officials say they arc deter
mined to win concessions.
INJURED IN A WRECK.
Passengers mid Conehes llnrled'0er
ALTOONA, Pa.. Jan. J. A wreck oc
curred at Cresson, on the Pennsylvania
Railroad, late yesterday afternoon. A
freight train broke in three parts at Gallit
zm and ran down the mountain to Cresson.
The centre part of twenty-five cars piled
t.p jt.st at the station, knocking two pas
senger cars containing eighteen people
over the bank.
All were more or less Injured, the most
serious being one woman, who had her
right arm broken and left ankle sprained.
It required about four hours to clear up
T.nrgre Increase In Wajres.
RLEIOH. N. C. Jan. J. The new pur
chasers of thc Carolina and Northwestern
Railway have notified the engineers of a
100 per cent increase in salary- It is
learned that an order has been placed fjr
a large number of standird-gaugo ties to
that the work of changing the road from a
narrow-gauge can proceed asrapUly as
possible. This is the old Chester and
Lenoir Road. Great interest 13 manifest d
in the change of owncrsnip, andCier i u
provements to be made. "y$,
Vcw I'neniciit for A Irinin "Atenue.
The Commissioners informed H". C.
Pearson todav that the improvements he
requested In connection with thi'laying of
a new pavement on that portionWf Vir
ginia Avenue southwest,, between Elev
enth and Twelfth Streets, will be attendeJ
to as far as practicable. The request of
Mr. Pearson was received at the District
Building several days ago. and related to
a correction of thc defective drainage con
dition near the fire plug at the corner of
Eleventh Street and Virginia Avenue.
SUNDAY NIGHT CONGBBTS
An Effort to Have the Bijou Per
A Request From the Police u tho Ti
tles That the Theatre's Doors lie
Closert The Uistriet Commission.
er on-Committnl on the Snhjeef.
yn I.a Applicable to the Case.
Tho attention of the Ceiaateetoers tow
ing been called to the fact tbt StutOmy
night performanees have been gtva at ae
Bfjsu Theatre on two anecesatve uouatiiiiu
a reporter for The Times catted m Cmm
mieeioners Wigat and Ree tMs mwraiag
to ascertain what action, if aay. whM he
taken to prevent a repetition ef ta per
formance. Both of the Cewialjrtoaqts
declined to commit taemsehrea. Cmmtato
Mamr Wight stated, however, tlra tfeere
was no law uader whieh the District 'm
thorltleg could eloee the theatre, ami al
el that he is not ia favor of brtgig the
matter to the at tea tion of Cos grew.
About a year ago three of the !cel thea
tres begaa giving Svarfay hIkJh pefam
aaces. Complaint being made to the Ceca
mieeieners, a request wa seat to the vsmtt
agora to cloee their homes oe SttadaiM. A
meetiag of the managers was heal, awl, it
is said, an agreement was ertefeii into to
comply with the request. At aay ae. lie
doors of the theatres were closed en ant-
day sights thereafter, and remained eiol
until the recent actio of the IHfoa bnm
agenaent During the year the Btjtxt Theatre chosg.
ed managers and the preheat tttreetar eX
the house, Eugene WeiHagtoa, decMetl
that Sunday concerts were )rt the ihiaga
to start up during the holidays. Ht. there
tore, announced that his hanse waaM he
open December 24 aad 21 The Cuaiaila
sioners aad police were agate called spaa,
to act as stated.
Major Sylvester promptly seat one of his
Hettteaaats to the nraaager of thc theatre
aad requested him to clot his howiK
Whether or aot this will be done Malar
Sylvester was aaaMe to say He la haalt
capped by not baring a Ian which caaM he
-"- .r. L" c.!l"rJl 2
I ,'lfl0,CB BMU tur kltrativ aaaawasan f9 ma
Brt compelled to close ualeas they ilansm to
InA'iSSr ta ha he-
' Meved that he would have
i persaadiDg the raaaager af the Btjaa to
cloee his bouse
Public sentimeat rates this city as well
I Br "lacnf- , "?"". ttZ -ZZ:
?ubMc " "ear oa the -
I yr a we agata tMs year
" . tkte ,, tmam4
", i,lw!1 '"""T ----?? w
i Meved that there will be aay aura naa who
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wWt he willing to have thesaosrvas haawm
as the patrons of a perfonaaaco watch hi
gives ceatrary to th expressed wish af tae
majority of the residents af the city.
Whether it is a moral wrong ar sot 4qs
aot iaSueaee me in the least.
"I believe it it- for the best ta have th
theatres closed oa uadays aad if thr is
any possible aay to close them I taiafc ttt
will be doae There is ao law aaaiaat it.
aad if such a law was eaacted it was I
prevent such hishly creditable talaag as
a band eoecert aad the appearaaeo of the
various lecturers who visit here from tlase
to time on Sundav "nights I tatak the
managers will submit to be ruled ay paatte
opiston. aad as I sahi haters. I a not Be
lieve I will have any trouble ia eleatay;
the bouse which has already g.rmm two
Manager Eugene Keraaa. af Karaaa'
Theatre is verv much opposed ta Ssay
performances and favors aay taw watch
would -prevent them.
I am oppoeed to Saaday perferaaaattes
for a good many reaoas." said he to a
Times reporter this moraiag.
"In thc first place, I do aot tatak aay
manager has the right to ask his employes
to work seven days la the w eek The aes
Dle that come to this city sometlatea travel
several hundred miles to reach here Saa
day morning, and if they are competed to
go on the stage Sunday night aad give
their specialties they will not reflect eredte
cither on themselves or the maaager. I
do not believe Sunday eeacerls are right
from aay standpoint and will aot have ay
ia rar house except oa extraoidtaary oc
rasloas There are times when a Sunday night
performance Is a real benefit te tho aHbttH.
and the managers e the theatre. When tiile
city is crowded for some great eeieararfoo
and the -eets are throaaed with jepJe,
then a Sunday concert is welcomed hy Ihe
police autbertues aad the general puhtte
beta te it takes many of the pedossrma-s
off the streets and keeps the thoraughftwes
in better order
The performances are sot rinbt from a
moral stamlpeia' either aad seoaW act he
allowed to go o The maaager of the
house who permits such exnibi'ioas rotas
himself ia the estimatioa of lhe heller
class of patrons, and ia the ewl loses hash
his monev and his prestige. The perflarm
ers cannot do themselves justice at suah,
entertainments, and, as I stated fco'ore, I
do not believe in them, and will aot have
A NEW YEAR ENDOWMENT.
The I ntvers-lt- of liirnsn Presented
X Ith !f.t.:t70.000.
CHICAGO. Jan. 2 The UnrversHy ot
Chicago has received a New Year gift afc
?3 370.G0O Pre-ddeat Harper will make Ihe
announcement this afternoon at the quar
terly convocation of the university hi
The president hoped to announce that the
university would be $4,800,000 richer, bat
he has not been able to raise the $315,W0
which, dupllcateil)y John D. Rockefeller,
would make up that amount. However.
Mr. Rockefeller Kas wired that he will ex
tend the limit ttiree months, and in that
time Dr. Harper thinks he "is reasonably
sure of getting the rest of the money, as
he has several large donations in prospeel.
Four years ago Mr. Rockefeller gave Ihe
university $1,000 000 and promised to du
plicate every amount donated befere Janu
ary 1. 1900. up to $2,000,000 One year ago
Dr. Harper had secured 51 135.600 from va
r.cus sources to apply on the $2,000,000.
Since then this amount had been raked.
It is understood that much of the money
has come from business men of the city.
Over a year ago Helen Culver left her es
tate to the university. Up to the proseat
time tins has never been appraised. It te
said that this estate forms the greater part
of the tl.135.CG0.
nlnahle fifint Lost.
NEW YORK, Jan. 2 Gems worth more
than $7,000, including an emerald riqg val
ued at $3,500. were lost on December 19, by
Miss Marie L. Brundagc, of 117 West Fifty-
eighth Street. Persistent work by Captain
McCIusky's men has been fruitless. Nor-s
oi the loss is now made public for the
first time M53s Brundage went to her
dressmaker, carrying the wels in a
-hamois bag In her muff Later she visit
ed several stores and only when about to
return home discovered her loss.
Norfolk 4. Washington Steamboat Co.
IXH.'itfuI trips iU y at G 30 p ir to Old Point
Com' it, cvvp,1it News, Norfolk, and Virginia
Bcac'j. For c cdule, cc page 7.