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WASHINGTON, D. C, WEDNESDAY JlORNINGh, NOVEMBER 13, 1S95 EIGHT PAGES.
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RUSSIA GETTSHG RE&DY
Insured Papers Advise a Joint
Protectorate Over Turkey.
ALSO MOVING OF TROOPS
Massacre at Treblzond Described by
unofficial if the Suite Department.
French null Itulliiii Fleets on the
Volnt "I Going to 1 1 if Leuint Turk
ish Denials of Outrages.
(Special to The Times.)
(Copjrighled by James Gordon Bennett.)
St. Petersburg, Nov. 12. Lord Salisbury's
pcccli at tlie Guild Hall lias produced on
electrical effect here. It lias brought about
the universal expression of opinion that
the poweri. must lutcr cne with Joint action
TheNoiosli, the best informed pa per here,
"In order to avoid war, the powers must
establish a protectorate over Turkey. The
Mnlionndans, Kurds, Syrians, and Cretans,
are rising In various parts of the empire,
end Turkey Is hurriedly calling out her
The Novoe Vremya, In a long artltle on
the situation, speaks of the power of the
Turkish army being great, by reason of Its
fanaticism and Its being organized by
German officers. "
llsas that Russia must be equal to tho
occasion; one of the necessities being the
concentration of 60,000 troops at Erzeroum
to begin with.
MASSACRE IN TKEU1ZOND.
Alexandria, Minn., Nov. 12. United
States Senator Nelson has Just received a
letter from Lulany Hunter, who was a
page when Mr. Nelson was In Congress,
but Is now connected with the consular
service. He was sent out last summer
by the Otpartment of State to establish
consular ports In Asia Minor, made im
portant by the Armenian troubles. He
writes from TrebUoud, October 11:
"On the night of the -Jtb, 4,000 or 5,000
armed Turks made a demonstration against
tho Armenians of this place alleging that
a few days before the Armenians had fired
upon a Turkish official who was passing
through Treblzond on the way to Con
stantinople from the interior. Fortun
ately the authorities were able to restore
order before any shots were fired.
On the morning of the Stli a shot was
fired. It Is believed, by an Armenian, in
desperation at hiarlng of the death of a
relume in the riots at Constantinople.
Then other shots were fired almost im
mediately and in a flash the whole town
was in'u state of anarchy.
The Armenians w ere entirely surrounded
by the Turks and massacred, een the
soldiers firing upon them. About GOO
perished, and they were the best youth
and brains of the community.
WOMEN AND CHILDREN SPARED.
"The women and children were spared
aiic so were all the foreigners, although for
hours, we thought it was to he a general
massacre. The killing commenced at about
11 o'clock and between 3 and -1 o'clock
the pillage and looting of property began
and lasted until sunset. About $1,000,000
worth of property was destroyed.
"The military Is now In control, re
inforcements have arrived and order pre
vails, but tlure Is still grave anxiety.
The Armenians don't yet enture out and
the most serious rumors are In circulation,
but as they willbedi-proedor the powers
will have taken action before this readies
you, I will not say any thing about them."
"Constantinople, Nov 12. Notwithstand
ing the financial difficulties under which
the government labors, the Porte not
having sufficient money wherewith to
meet the expenses thus far entailed by the
calling out of the Itedlfs, already under
arms. It has been decided to summon the
remaining twenty battalions belonging
to the Tourtli Corps.
Official dispatches reiterate, with some
detail, the stories already told of tie
troubles at Tchoukour, Uissar and Diar
bekir, but in all cases place the blame on
the Armenians, who arc said to have risen
against the Moslems
ANOTHER TURKISH FABLE.
The vail of Adana telegraphs that 200
Armenians disguised as Circassians tune
attacked the village of Zcltounbcll and
Narl committing all sorts of depredations.
Rome, Nov. 12. At a cabinet council
held today the ministers approved of a
proposal to send an Italian naval division
to Join the British squadron In the Levant.
It is belleied here that the war ships of
several powers will rendezvous at some
points close to tho entrance of tho-Dnrdn-nelles,
where, should they be called upon
for active service against the Turks,
they will be within '-asy striking dis
tance of Constantinople.
Tnrls, Nov. 12. The division- of tho
French fleet, which was yesterday or
dered lobe held lni-eadlness In connection
with the situation In Turkey, sailed from
Nice for the Levant at noon today. The
dhtsion, which Is under the command of
Admiral Malgret. connslsts of tho Ironclad
central battery ship Devastation, three
cruisers and a dispatch boat.
THOSE TERRIBLE ARMENIANS.
The Turkish legation here has received
from the Sublime Porte the folio wing tele
gram: "The Armenian rioters of Zeltoun at
taiked the village of Tchoukour Hlssar,
killing thirty-five Mussulmans and carried
awuy with them anus and cattle and be
longings of the Mussulman villagers of
Denngbel, and murdered the secretary of
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FOR THE PRICE OF- ONE
the tax collector of Zeltoun. The wife and
four children of this functionary are missing.
"According to fresh advices from Binr
bekir, the Armenians arc alone responsible
for the recent disorders, whjch originated
solely by the rebels firing on the Mosques
at the h,our of prayer and by their making
an armed attack on the Mussulmans. The
fire which broke out at Dlarbeklr was
started by Armenian Incendiaries, for 00
per cent, of the shops destro3cd, as nlso
nlwut all the merchandise burned, belonged
"All assertions, contrary to the above are
propagated by the Armenian committees
and their friend's to misguide and deceive
public opinion. The vail of Adann reports
that about 200 -Arnicul ms, disguised as
Circassians, attacked theMussuIman villages
of ZelMunliests and "Narll, committing all
sorts of depredations."
CAl'K CIIAKLKS JllJliDEIt.
Hudson Druthers' Slayers on Trial
for Their I.Uew.
Cape Charles, Va.. Nov. 12. The trial of
the four men nccuscd of the murder of the
H'idcon brothers was resumed at Eastville,
Va., this morning.
The day was consumed In the examina
tion of witnesses and Instructions to the
Jury, which was flulslied.. if lor which court
adjourned. The case will be argued to
morrow, and will probably go to the Jury
early In the afternoon.
The general opinion Is that the men ac
cused of the murder will be acquitted on
account of lack of evidence for the com
monwealth. WELLINGTON IN THE FIELD
Maryland Congressman Announces
Himself a Candidate for Senate.
Intends to TMsreffard tlie Kubtern
Shore Law, Which Ho Holds to
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12. Congressman
George L. 'Wellington, chairman of the
Republican State committee, today announc
ed his candidacy for the United States
Senate, to succeed Senator Charles II.
Gibfon. In an Interview Mr. Wellington
"I have decided to enter the contest for
had tendered me the voluntary support of a
large number of the members-elect of the
general assembly, and anticipate no great
difficulty In securing the party caucus
nomination, and the election by the Joint
"There Is no necessity for repealing the
Eo-;alled Eastern Shore law before the
election of the Senator. Tho fact that a
resident of another part of the State Is
elected will be a virtual repeal of it, and In
this Instance the law will be Ignored. The
United States Senate, under the constitu
tion, will seat any man who is a rcsldmt
of the State, and will ignore the law In such
a case, as itlsclearlj unconstitutional."
MAY 1'HOVU SUCCESSFUL.
Hocltiini-Dolffs, Ex-Menilor of tho
IU-lehstng, Attempt Suicide.
Berlin, Nov. 12. Herr Von Hockum
"Dolffs, an ex-member of the KeJchstag,
and at one time a leading Prussian poll
tlcian, attempted to commit suicide to
day. He Inflicted Injuries, from the effects
of which, the phjsiclnus Bay, he will die.
The act was committed In a fit of In
sanity. Herr Von Bockum-Dolffs Is In his ninet
fourtb year, having been born at Soest,
February lit, 1602. He held several Im
portant positions under the Prussian
He was a member of the first and second
imperial Reichstags, and notwithstand
ing his extreme age, took an extremely ac
tive part in the discussion on the adminis
tration of the Interior affairs of the empire
and on military questions.
Some years ago Herr Von Ilockum-Dolffs
became very widely known through the
parliamentary conflict between himself
and Von Roon, the then minister of war.
CZARINA'S HEALTH GOOD,
Alarm Ins Deports Given un Authorita
(Special to The Times.)
(Copyrighted by James Gordon Bennett.)
St. Petersburg, Nov. 12. The sensa
tional rumors lately circulated in reference
to the health of the Czarina and the re
ports that an operation might be required
are absolutely without foundation, and I
am enabled on the best of authority to
Tsarskoe Selo, Nov. IS. Owing to the
number of false reports concerning the
Czarina's health, I repeat authoritatively
that It Is normal. Its course giies the
lenst reason for alnrm. It may be added,
as further confirming this, that the Czar
left here this morning for Kronstadt In
TURNING OX THE LIGHT.
Philadelphia's Investigation Commit
tee ExposliicStreet Pas IntrFrnnds.
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 12. The State
senatorial committee, which Is Investi
gating the municipal affairs of PhUndel
phla, resumed Its sessions In the Hotel
Metrople this afternoon.
Thomas M. B. Addis, the agent of the
Citizens' Municipal Association, whose tes
timony yesterday Inaugurated the Investi
gation, again took tho stand this afternoon.
Mr. Addis told of his familiarity with tho
system of street pavlog. He stated tho
average cost per square, foot, and claimed
thatthe citizens had paid more than $240,
000 for "something that they never got."
Half the news of
other papers is twelve
to twenty-four hours
Bach edition of
The Times is fresh
and just twelve hours
ahead of a morning
or evening contemporary.
P1KD0 COMING TO CUBA
Women Leave the Country and
Men Join the Insurgents.
EEBELS MAKING PEOGKESS
In- nn Engagement with Spanish
Troop-, Under Gen. Cuney, the Cas
ualties of the-Latter Were Consider
able Unroll Sentences Passed by
Courts-niartla Upon Sympathizer.
Santiago de Cuba, Nov 2, via Key West,
Nov 12. The trial by court-martial of
Manuel Paloma Varona and Rb-nero Avilez,
accused of sympathy with the rebels and
of carrjicg correspondence to them, was
held yesterday In the jail of this city. The
accused were sentenced to fourteen J ears'
hard labor and will be sent to Ceuta to
serve their time.
A number of political prisoners were
ino and placed In Moro Castle. All are
promluent men of Guantanamo.
COULD FIND NO REBELS.
The Spanish column of Gen Garcia
Navarro went on a scouting expedition
through the country around the Daiquiri
and Juragua Iron mines and La Gran
riedra, but could uot find a tingle rebel
In all their inarch.
On tho morning of November 1 Gen. Caney
eucountered a band of 150 rebels about a
mile from that place. They engaged In a
fi-lit, which lasted alioul forty minutes,
the rebels having two killed and seven
wounded, while the Spaniards had twelve
killed and twenty-three wounded, among
the latter a lieutenant. The rebels captured
two mules-laden with provisions.
On Octobor 30 tho Spanish column of
Commander Roseabel, 200 strong, ar
rived at Guanatanamo after being out two
days. They had an engagement with the
rebel leaders, Rucn and Gil, with 200 men,
U Daiquiri and Vega Grande.
ALLEGED SPANISH VICTORY.
According to Spanish reports, the rebel
loss was two killed and five wounded.
Tho Spaniards captured some guns and am
munition and two horses. They had two
Lieut. Col. Juan TeJeda and Commander
Punet have been promoted to be a colonel
and lieutenant colonel of the army re
spectively, for their Important services
since the beginning of the war.
Sluco the publication of the news hero
that Gon. Pando had been ordered to come
to Cuba, many ramlllcs have been preparing
to leave Cuba, and a great number of men
are making arrangements to Join the rebels
In the field.
A $200,000 Blaze.
York. Pn., Nov. 12. The plant of the
York Wall Paper Company, in this city, was
destroyed by fire this afternoon. The
plant was worth $200,000, and was in
sured for $100,000.
ing and Sunday
to you for the one
MD5T JUME TdmuS
Con-tltiitlonal Comentlon Glim Hall
way Men Itlgllt to Sue.
Columbia, S. C, Nov. 12. The constitu
tional contention sient the day discussing
sections of the article on coriiorutlons.
A section was adopted putting railroad
employes on u plane with passengers in
receiving damages for injuries received.
When such Injuries resulted from the
negligence of a suierIor officer, knowledge
of the employe of the unsafe character or
condition of the machinery or appllancei
used shall be no defense
No agreement signed by the employes to
exempt the corporation from damages
shall be valid. The convention closed tho
day considering a proposition to mako
the stockholders of all Investment corjiofa
tlons liable for the stock they hold and
such an amount over and abbWns may bo
fixed by the general assembly.
MAKES HER USUAL PROTEST
Miss Yan Lew Pays Her Taxes and
She Denounces Taxation Without Ilep-
re-.entu.tlon, AVantM to Vote mid
I'a rtlcl pu te In Legislation.
(Special do The Times.)
Richmond, Va. Nov. 12. Miss E. L.
Van Lew today sent to the Richmond
papers the following protest,
"I have paid this day my State taxes
for 1893, and hereby enter my solemn
protest ogalnt taxation without repre
sentation, and any law by which women
are deprived of the ballot or prohibited
from participating in legislation iu geu
eral." Hiss Van Lew makes this protest an
nually. It was she who secretly furnished
Gen. Grant much valuable Information
during the siege of Richmond by the Fed
eral army and was rewarded Ijy an ap
pointment jas postmistress of Richmond,
which position she occupied for a number
of years subsequent to the war.
Miss Van Lew Is now a little shrunken
old wom.iiit with corkscrew curlsnnd eyes
as bright as to diamonds, a little flighty
in her conveallon, the terror of small
boys In the vicinage of her rather large
domalu on Church Hill, overgrown with
vines, and shrubs, and when not pottering
about her yard and flowers is pouring
into some unwilling car the peculiar sen
timents of n hlch the above is a sample.
.Once ostracised and despised as a spy
among her people, she Is now tottering
with old age and Is a subject only of
Interest and pity.
O'HItlEN" CASE DISMISSED.
Suit AKalnst Defaulting Treasurer of
Cnthollc JCnlgbtaXot Upheld .
Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 12. The litiga
tion growing out of the defalcation of II. J.
O'Brien In the sum of $76,000 had an end
today In the dismissal of the suit of the
New York Fidelity and Casualty Company
vs M. J. O'Brien et ol.
O'Brien was the supreme treasurer of
the Catholic' Knights of America, but dis
appeared after the embezzlement, living In
New xork la the guise of a broker.
The plalntlffs'were thoforclgn bondsmen
of the defaulter, they payjng theorder. $15,
722.20 judgment, partly secured by a.
second Hen on property given in trust by
O'Brien, but on which local boodsiuenhad
& prior lien.
The present suit was to obtain for llio
plaintiffs a proportionate share of the
proceeds of the propcryJsale,
TVill EstnWIsh GrlRg's rluriillty.
Trenton,-N. J., Nov. 13; Gov. Werts has
appointed as the State buard of canvassers
Senators Stokes, WlilUuis. Thompson. Win
ton, Daly and Staats. Tho board will meet
In the executive chamber.of the State bouse
on the 2Gth of this month. The exait plu
rality of Gtlggs, the successful caudidate
for Governor, will bo established then.
. . i-
Dr. It. C.Flo wcrCupturesHH Audience.
Never has a more enthusiastic audience
assembled' In Washington than that as
sembled in "tt'lllard Hall 1 esterday after
noon to hear Dr.'R. 0. Flower, From the
moment the Doctor stepped upon the plat
form until he disappeared in the wings the
listeners sat Willi bated breath, or in
dulged In hoarty applause. In fact, tho
Doctor seemed to be able to make his
audience weep or laugh at hut- pleasure.
Never has a more sensible talk been given
to women on the care of their, health than
tills lecture bythls celebrated Boston physi
cian, i Andueverbasarnorcbeaotlniltiibute
been paidlo the home and woman thiui the
dosing words of the Doctor. iTlio Doctor
Is at the Wlllard today, but'leaves trr irh
nlond tonight. '
Dry Dock Accident Sprung Her
Plates and Frames.
SHE IS A HOODOOED SHIP
Lone Chapter of Accidents Haw Ac
companied Her Construction Ilullt
on Kugll-.li lMiins and Xover.I'roved
Sutlw factory Court of Inquiry will
The first report on the accident to the
Texas came to the Navy Department on
Saturday, from Commodore Montgomery
SIcard, commandant of the New York
Navy Yard, who enclosed the following
from Capt. Henry Glass, commander of
"I would respectfully report that on the
regular weekly Inspection of double bot
toms lu this ship, made this afternoon,
frames 43 and 45 in compartment B-94
were found to be distorted, apparently from
stralutng on the keel blocks.
"No outward evidence of this condition
appears, and a general examination or tho
ship, made immediately utter she was
docked, failed to show nny strain.
Immediately on the above condition
being reported to me, I reported it and
notified the naval constructor on this sta
tion." Commodore Slcard's endorsement on
this was to the effect that the naval con
structor, after examination, reported that
the Texas was in all respects resting and
supported thoroughly and safely, but at
Constructor Bowles' suggestion about six
feet of water was let into the dock, though
the naval constructor considered this merely
as a precaution.
HIS SECOND REPORT.
"Yesterday another communication came
from Commodore SIcard enclosing n de
tailed report on the condition of e ery part
of thekeel.showingthat cement wascracked
in about twenty sections, that four plates
were buckled or bent Inward from about
a half inch to an inch and a half, and that
the Joints to the main drain and suction
pipes were 6tmined. Commodore Slcard's
"The distortion of frames 43 and 45 was
first reported to me on the 8th instant at
fl p. m. An Immediate examination was
made by the naval constructor who recom
mended the admission of 6lx feet of water
in the morning, which was done.
"llie within report was received by me
at 5.30 p. ni. yesterday, and was the result
of an examination made In the morning.
"More water to .eleven feet draft has
been admitted to the dock today, and the
naval constructor has been directed to
make a detailed report.
"No delay will result to the work now
going on upon the vessel."
NAVAL OFFICERS RETICENT.
Extreme reticence has been observed at
the Navy Department, as well as at the
Brooklyn Navy Yard, regarding the acci
dent, and also by all Navy Department offi
cials who have been concerned In the con
struction of the Texas, and who should
therefore be In position to give uu accurate
statement of her defects.
The vessel has been singularly unfor
tunate for several years In being made
the subject for adverse criticism and num
erous stories have been printed nbout her
unsea worthiness, her structural defects, and
her ceneral unaallabllltv for naval uses.
Her plans, which -were bought in England,
through the naval attache of the legation I
at London, gave trouble from the first.
Among the other developments durui, I
construction, which increased the impres
sion that ber hull was not Strong was the
accident to her boders when they were
first filled, the weight of the water break
ing the saddles which supported the
boilers. A bed plate of her auxllliary
engines broke during the dock trial at
Norfolk, the accident being caused. It was
claimed, by tho excessive flexibility of
The Texas when completed turned out
to be the only vessel of the new Navy that
had not exceeded her designed draft. This
It Is contended by Naval officers, Is due
to the fact that much of her Iron work
was Intentionally made lighter in weight
as well as In strength, the sacrifice hav
ing been made In order that she might
float higher and In order to secure her
As the cold weather continues (lie de-
rannd fnr Overcoats Increases. Don't tarrv.
but go as quickly as y6u can to tli Mis-'
fit Clothing Parlors, 407 7th si. i.w. t
completion as far as possible within the
price fixed by Congress.
IIISItllKHT DOES 'OT KSOff.
Declares He Hum JIud No Information
on the Texas.
New V'ork, Nov. 12. It was difficult to
obtain further information at the Brooklyn
Navy i'ard regarding the Injuries to the
battleship Texas, because all evidence
that might exit on her bottom was hidden
by a little over six feet t water.
Internal evidence was not obtainable
because Capt. Glass would nut permit the
reporter to go below to make an In
spection, nor would the ulficers give any
particular?. Inadvertent admissions, how
ever, showed that the Tetas had sustained
Secretary Herbert, who was In town to
day to attend the wedding f Miss Whitney,
was seen at the New Netherlands Hotel
"I left Washington last night," he said,
"and at that time the matter had not
been brought to my uttentlon, so that I
cannot gie you any information about
Guiidmir 1'ostH Ills Forfeit.
Toronto, Ontario, Nov. 12. Jake Gau
daur, champion sculler of America, tonight
posted a forfeit with the Toronto Globe In
support of his challenge to Charles Hard
ing, clumplon sculler of England, for a
race betwivn April 1 nnd July 1 next for
$2,500 a tide. Gaudaur will take $250
expenses and go to England or will give
$500 for Harding to come to America.
Albany Eailway's Po'werliouse and
Neighboring Building3 Wrecked.
Four"Men Injured Whllo In ii Saloon
Acro- tlie Street DamuseB
A KKroKate S30.000.
Albany, N. Y., Nov. 12. A gigantic fly
wheel burst in the power-house of the Al
bany Railway Company latethlsnfternoon.
No one was seriously Injured. Two houses,
one of them two blocks from the power
house, were wrecked. Four persons who
were Injured were in a saloon opposite the
power-house, one of the pieces of the wheel
tearing out the whole front of the saloon
and another piece the whole upper portion
of the house. Those injured are:
John I'lthl, right leg fractured, bruised
Louis l'li Id, Injured almut left breast nnd
head badly cut.
Charles Meyers, proprietor of the saloon,
lmdly injured about legs and bruised about
John Faust.iniureil about head and legsby
No one iu the power-house was hurt.
A liou"e two blocks away, was wrecked,
a flying piece of the wheel, eight feet
long nnd four feet wide, tearing out a
whole side. -
A section of the north side of the power
Louse, twenty-five feet wide and extend
lag from the ground to the roof, was ton
out ami one of the engines and a generatot
The damages will aggregate $30,000.
Travel ou all the Unesof the railway com
pan was suspended for n couple of hours.
John I'elhl, one of the Injured, since died
at the hospital from internal injuries-
FAMOUS TRIBUNAL CLOSED.
Old Tombs lollce Court Discontinued
New York, Nov. 12. The old Tombs
police court, which, for seventy odd years,
has lieca held at the corner of Franklin
and Center streets, closed forever at 5
o'clock this evening.
No ceremony attended the winding up of
the historic institution. The court will
tomorrow morning be opened in the new
criminal courts' building, not to be known
as the Tombs Police Court, but as the
First District Police Court.
Some of the most famous criminals in
the history of this country have been
arraigned in the historic structure, now to
be vacated. It will. In a short time, be
torn down to make room for the necessary
enlargement of the Tombs prison.
ALLEGED MUHDEHEH CATTGIIT.
A. T. Ford Arrested Charged With
Slnylnd Ills Uncle.
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 12. A special
dispatch to the Tlmcs-Uulon from Tal
lahassee, Fla., says:
Dr. Ashton T. Ford was today arrested
at St. Mark's, Fla., upon tlie information
that he was wanted In Worth county,
Georgia, for the murder of his uncle, W.
It is said that the murder was committed
some time In October, and that Dr. Ford
has been In St. Mark's, Fla., nearly ever
since. He Is held awaiting further In
formation from the Georgia authorities.
ASIIOHU IX A. GALE.
Unknown Schooner Fa-t on Hack
Beaufort, N. C, Nov. 12. A large, un
known three-mast schooner is ashore on
Back Fort Macon. It has been blowing a
gale and raining all ulgjit. Wind north
west. Weather thick and dirty. Tho vessel
came ashore in the fog on a strong tbb
tide; sails aback. Possibly will float
ou next tide.
Northwest wind Is favorable to bauc the
vessel off. It makes no sea. Pilots
hae gone to her assistance.
KILLED THE MOTOKMAN.
Trolley Car Dashes Into n. Freight
Train and It, Demolished.
Aurora, 111., Nov. 12. A street car
crashed into a Chicago, Burlington and
Quincv freight train this afternoon and
Instantly killed Motorman George Kerr.
The street car was going down grade,
when the brake got away from the motor
man. He stuck to his post, trying to stop
the car when the crash came, completely
wrecking the car and overturning two cars
of the train. The motorman was literally
crushed to death.
The passengers and conductor escaped
through the rear door unhurt
Southern IIomeoputhistH Meet.
St. I-ouis. Mo., Nov. 12. The Southern
Homeopathic Medical Association met In
twelfth annual session In the parlors of the
Planters' Hotel this morning. About fifty
delegates, mainly from Southern cities,
were In attendance. The convention will
last three days.
Germany' Now Civil Code.
Berlin, Nov. 12. The Emperor will pre
side tomorrow over thecommlsslon which Is
formulating a new civil code bill, which
Is to be introduced in the Reichstag at the
coming session of that body.
President Cle eland In New York At-te-ndlncMIsS
We have Just received a few more Over
coats, and would advise you. for your
benefit as well as ours, to come and see
those $20 made-to-ordcr Overcoals wo
sell for $8 and the $25 Overcoats we sell
for $10. They won't stay long at the
MKfltClothlng Parlors, 407 7th St. nw.
CHESP LIGHT THE ISSUE
Will Be Forced on Congress
from Different Quarters.
ME. EALSTON'S ABLE EEPOET
It Called Forth Vigorous Applausa
From the Members of tho Board
of Trade, Though the President
Hnrely Alluded to It Municipaliza
tion of Lighting I'JuutM Advocated.
The skeleton In the closet of the board of
trade" Just now appears to be the question
or cheap gas and electric lights. It ap
peared only Incidentally at the feast of
the board on Monday night, but notlcs
was then given that cheap gas and cheap
electric lighting would crop out as a sub
ject tor general discussion by the board at
some future mertlng.
borne inetnoers are of the opinion that
the utterance of the president to the ef
lect that the board should not discuss
questions on which the board may be
divided in opinion, indicated at least the
president's desire that the gas question
should be blown out and that the board
should at once go to bed on the subject,
j . ....a, uuitcver, hardly be the case,
as by the action or the board a month ago,
uuu raiuieu on Monday night, the ex
haustive report of Mr. J. II. Ralston, which
has exposed the gas monoply, was merely
deterred for future action, and Is now on
the table, subject to be called up at an
time and by any member.
APPLAUSE WAS GENERAL.
A cry slgnillcent incident iu relation
to the presentation of Mr. Ralston's report
was that when he read the last lines, which
were an exposition of the tremendous
profits of the electric light and gas com
panies compared with the ridiculously small
assessment of their properties, the mem
bers ol the board applauded the unpleasant
revelations, almost to a man.
The president of the board of trade In
making abstracts of tlie committee worit
during the year referred to the report
on gas merely by name, and by an inad
vertence of the secretary or the latter
ofricer omitted to state in his minutes of
the last meeting that the r-iort of Mr.
Ralston wus on the table for ccnsld era t Ion.
The business men of the city and the
consumers of gas generally nevertheless
know that there la a lot of gas in the air,
and tliaL there will be a determined effort
to bring tlie matter before Congress this
time lu uch shape and with such facta
ami figure sas will commend Uiem to tho
intelligent comprehension of all members
of the Senate and House, except those
gentlemen of the committee who are mem
bers of the gas trust. And there are such
memb'ers. It is even said that one of the
Senators -has a not very distant relative
in a fairly good position with one of the
WILL PLEAD A DIFFICULT CAUSR
It Is believed also that the
(1 " and tlie 75 cent gas com
pany promoters who have eomethinj
to say again this season, and that alto-"
gether thecompanles will have a very bad
quarter of an hour when they get up to
For Instance, It will be somewhat diffi
cult for the Washington Gaslight Com
pany to explain the fact that the com
pany in its report does not apparently take
Intoaccount Its sales of coke, turand aniline
dyes. That these are important sales and
large sales Is Inferable from tlie fact that
there are factories which make these pro
ducts, allowing the gas to escape. Such
sales ought to be accounted for in the prorits
of the gas companies.
The printed reports of thecompany failed
to show in detail the amounts received from
these sources, and it never occurred to tin
congressional committees to find out any
thing about It.
A misprint of the types give the Wash
ington Gaslight Company undue credit !
the report published yesterday In The
Tlme.4. As printed, the statement is mads
that the company pays 37 percent in divi
dends and interest on bogus Indebtedness
amounting, as they claim, to about $430,
000 The fact Is, that the per cent In divi
dends is 87 per cent, or $430,000 on a
paid In capital of $500,000.
MUNICIPAL LIGHTING TLANTS. "
Two other Interesting facts in connection,
with the discussion of the subject Is that
the Knights of La bor have appointed a com
mittee to co-operate with the committee
of the board of trade or any other organiza
tion which will work towards the tnunlch
allzatlon of bghting plants, which is tin
suggestion of the re-port of the special
committee of the board of trade
At the last meeting of the Civic Center
the question of free cheap gas was brought
up so that, from at least a halt dozen
sources. Congress will get all the In
formation It needs when the cheap lighting
problem is presented to it again.
Congress will be sirred the trouble at
least of discovering whether gas can b
profitably made at a cheaper rate than
It is now offered by the Washington Gas
light Company; for that is no lonser a prob
lem to those who will read the report ot
the special committee of the board ot
trade appointed to investigate that mat
ter. Corn Crop of Bleeding Kanos
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 12. The final crop
report of the secretary of the State board
of agriculture for theyear was Issued today.
In regard to the yield ot corn the secre
tary says: "The yield for this year, wim
one exception, is greater than in any year
In the State's history and ranks Kansas
one ot the four banner corn States of it o
world. The total product Is 201,487,390
bushels, an average yield on the entire
area planted of twenty-tour bushels an
Mrs. Cougar Not Dnmnced.
Boston, Nov. 12. The jury In the case of
Mrs. Helen M. Cougar vs. Hon. Elijah A.
Morse, M. C, for $20,000 damages for
alleged libelous statements concerning her.
this afternoon rendered a verdict for IL
Auction Sales To-day.
Duncanson Bros., Ninth and D street
Brentwood road, north of Patterson art-.,
threea-res, by order ot B II. Thomas ami D.
W. Classic, trustee. Sale today at 4 p. in.
Thomas Dqwllng& Co , G12Estreet north
west G street southeast. No. 637, brlclc
dwellirc, lot A. square 878, by order of L.
P. Shoemaker, trustee. Sale today at 4.30
South Carolina avenue and Thirteenth
street southeast, bulldlug sites. lots 5 to 9,
square E of 1015 By order of L. P. Shoe
maker, trustee. Sale today at -1.30 p. in.
Walter B. WllllinisA Co., 1001 Pa.nvenao
northwest L street northeast. No 042. two
story brick dwelling, lot 225. square SBB.
By order of H. O. Claughton, assignee. Sal
today at 4:30 p. in.
Seventh street northeast. No. 112G Two
order of same. Sale today at 5 p.m.
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