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OQQ 7QQ was lhe TIMES' c!rcu'
lOOjuu lation for last week.
The STAR'S circulation 100 JD
for last week was . . . Iul, iiO
THE Y.'EATHEK TO-DAY.
Bain or Snow.
High Northwesterly Winds.
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0F MEWS EVERT 112 HlQUFfS.
H 2-3 GTS, h DAY
Secretary's Talk to the Finan
ciers of New York.
LEGAL TENDER NOTE EVIL
If Present l'olloj- of Redemption uml
Itelsstie If. CoutiniieJ IntereM-Menr-intf
Debt Will Ho Greatly-Increased.
It I)Ncm Gold Out of the Country.
Cleveland Writes a Letter, -n
New-York, Nov. 10. Tlie Chamber of
Commerce held Its one hundred aud twenty
seventh annual lianquet tonight at Del
mouico's The banquet hail is decora
ted with the Stars and Stripes and the
greatest enthusiasm prevailed. Alexan
der E. Orr, president of the Chamber of
Commerce, presided, and around him
were seated, besides1 the speakers of the
eieniug. Hon Carl Schurz, Rear Admiral
Henry Erbeu, llayor Strong, Hon. Hilary
A. Herbert, Hon. Judsou Harmon, G.-n.
Thomas H. Kuger, Conimaiyler Montgom
ery Bicard, James X. Constable, William
H. 'Webb, Calvin S. lirlce, Gen. Horace
Torter, J Edward Simmon'-, Joim Jacob
Astor and James G. Cannon. Tliu meeting
was called to order by President Orr, who
Introduced the Hon. John G. Carlisle,
Secretary of the Treasury, who spoke
on "Our currency question" as, follows.
Mr. Carlisle said in part:
"Two years ago I said to you that the
disposition and ability of the government
to maintain Its own credit at. the highest
standard and lo presene the Integrity of
all the forms of currency In circulation
among the people, could not be reasonably
doubted and ought not to be the subject of
BONUS WILL REMAIN UNPAID,.
'Since that declaration was made here
Interest-bearing bonds to the ainouncot
$1G2,313,400 have been issued to pro
cure gold for Hie redemption of Untied
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atnfoo mime mill Trensurv llOtCS. Olid IIIO
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obligations of he govcrne mnl oil account
ot the notes still remain the same as at
The notes are redeemed, but they are
unpaid, and If our legislation is not
changed, no matter how often the may lie
presented and redeemed hereafter, they
will remain unpaid. If this policy of re
demption and reissue is continued the interest-bearing
debt will be greatly In
creased, while the non-Interest bearing
debt will not be In the least diminished.
The disadvantages of such a system are
10 obvious that It is hardly necessary to
"The government has undertaken to keep
an unlimited amount of circulating uotts
equal In value to gold coin, and, at the
same time. It has no legal authuiity to
compel an j body to give It gold In exchange
for the notes, or to pay gold on any de
mand due to It.
"The fundamental vice In our currency
system Is the legal tender note, redeemable
In coin by the government and reissuable
under the law. This threatens the sta
bility of the whole volume of our currency
and has caused Immense losses by fluctu
ations, of which it Is Impossible to kct-p
the public aware.
DRIVEN OUT BY LEGAL TENDER
"The circulation of legal tender United
States notes and Treasury notes has a
tendency to drive out of use and out of the
country the very coin in which the govern
ment Is compelled to redeem them, ard
It has expelled millions of dollars from
our borders. No other poernment in the
-norld Is required to supply gold from its
treasury to discharge the private obllga
tloiiR or Its cltl7c!is. and no go eminent
ought to be required to do It.
ji ef.ii 1 mat the government required
to liorrow money. Is an Injury to Its
credit and the credit of its people,
but the injury resulting from this
cause is insignificant in comparison
witli the ruin that would follow an aban
donment of the reserve while the notes
are outstanding, for all our currency would
thus be reduced to the silver s'aiidard.
"The theories that the government can
create money by placing Its stamp upon
paper that a legislative enactment can
make fifty cents cquat to 0110 .m.....
cents that artificially inflated prices,
,uid in i. depreciated "currency, are bet-
tin i,i in a denreciale
..r fur the lieoiilc than natural prices
paid In a sound currency, and arlous
other vagaries, are all direct! attributable
to the long-continued use or legal tender
A VICIOUS TRIXCirLE
"The agitation for the free coinage of
lgal tender sliver at a ratio which would
put only fifty cents worth of bullion in
a sther dollar Is predicated upon the
ame vicious principle.
"The United Statc-s note was a forced
loan from the people to the government,
which the government promises to repay
In dollars; but the free coinage of legal
tender silver at the ratio or 1G to 1, or at
ny other ratio not corresponding with
the commercial value of the two metals,
would be a forced loan from Hie people
to the owners of silver mines and silver
bullion without a promise of repajment
"The free coinage of legal tender slUer
would be far more unjust than the issue
of legal tender United States notesi I
think the abandonment or suspension of
the aggressive niovemcntagatnstthlsfinan
clal heresy would be most unwise at this
time. But the legal tender notes will
remain to complicate the currency sys
tem until Congress agrees to their retire
ment aud substitution or others in their
places. This legislation is Imperatively
demanded, as it concerns the welfare of all
"I t the majority of thcpeopleof tbcUnlted
States arc in favor ot the maintenance of
tnc present standard ot value andopposed to
the free and unlimited coluageotlcgal silver
they ought to have an opportunity to say so
In a form which willprccludeall controversy
as to whether they have said so or not.
"On lhe other Band, If a majority of our
peoplcarelnravorof abandon inglhepresent
standard of value and establishing silver
monometallism by the free and unlimited
coinage of that metal Into full legal tender
money, they should have an opportunity to
ay that. When the Issue Is directly pre
sented we need not fear the result."
LETTER TROM THE PRESIDENT;
The other toasts responded to were "Our
Domestlo Commerce,' by Hon. Julius O.
Burrows; "National Development and
Opportunity," by Hon. Charles Emory
Smith; "The City of New Vork," by Major
Strong, and "Ethics In Politics," by Rev.
Dr. M. W. Strjker. Among the letters of
regret read was the following:
"Executive Mansion. Washington, D. C
Nov. 1. Mv Dear Mr. Orr: 1 nm sorry
that I feol obliged to write it, but you must
let me off from the Chamber of Commerce
dinner this year. There never was a time
when my admiration for this Important
business organization was so great, and I
am Bure that the recenf efforts of its mcra
liers to save the country from the havoc of
financial madness ought to be appreciated
by every patriotic citizen.
"I would enjoy exceedingly a renewal of
my association with my friends or the
Chamber at their banquet board, but the
trouble Is, I cannot attend this year, and
do the things required of me here, In the
way of oficlal duty. Very truly ours.
Chew Mint Julep Gam.
CLAH.V CAMPBELL IS DEAD.
She Whs "Hunny" In the ArbucKle
Breach of Promise Case.
Irontoii, Ohio, Nov. 19 Miss Clara
Campbell, who figured in the famous Ar
bnckle breach of promise ense, ns"llunny,"
died at 1 o'clock this morning at the
A n operation was performed upon Iter for
tunior last week and she had been grad
ally sinking since Sunday evening.
State Liberal Congress.
Frceport, 111., Nov. 10. The annual State
liberal congress, under the auspices ot the
American Congress of Liberal Kellglons
Societies, will be held here three days
beginning today. Dr. W. II. Thomas of
Chicago, delivered the opening sermon, and
Dr. Thomas Kerr ot Hoekford. Kev. LT J.
Duncan ot Streator, Itev. C. F. Elliott of
Hinsdale, Dr. Col'edge ot Aurora, Rev, R.
B. Mar-h of Peoria, Uabbl Joseph Stolz of
Chicago, aro taking part.
Trial of Methodist Divine Charged
With Immorality Closed,
Defended Himself With Such Elo
quence u ltd Skill Tliitt III- Enemies
llnd to Abandon the Cose.
Richmond, Vn., Nov. 10. The trial of
Rev. Dr. George W. Carter, by a committee
of the Virginia Methodist Conference, on
charges of Immorality In contracting iua tri
inony whilst having a divorced wife lling,
terinlualed today in the acquittal and vin
dication of the accused.
Dr. Carter's case has excited great In
terest and been the prlncliial theme for
those who like something out of the usual
onler. He was bitterly prcr-ecuted by
Drs. Brown aud Whitehead, before the
committee of inquiry and later by Dr.
Whitehead, before the committee of trial.
Dr. Carter has, perhaps, the most wonder
ful Intellect ever developed by a Methodist
minister In Virginia, and at the preliminary
imiutrs uc'iciioi-uiii.i.seii hhh butiinunii.,
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mat Dr. uniieucau openiy smicii mac ne
couW not hope ((j Cann w (hD
latter'b skill in staling propositions aud
making substantive instructions.
Dr. Curter and all of his friends in the
conference arc naturally greatly pleased
at his acquittal. After consultation Dr.
Carter decided .that, rather than stir up
strife and bitterness on the floor of con
ference upon the question of location, Le
would voluntarily ask the conference to
locate htm, and thus avoid the fight
which, it is known, his opponents pur
posed making upon him.
Little business of a routine nature was
transacted bj the Virginia Methodists at
to-day's session of the conference. The
celebrated controversy between Dr. Lnf
erty, of the Ctirisllan Advocate, and Revs.
James Cannon, Jr.. a'nd R. H. Bennett was
brought up In the shape of a report rrom
the committee appointed to Investigate
The report sharply reproves all rarties
concerned in the dispute.
SHOT DEAD BY I11S FltlENI).
Martin CrnimU Killed Willie oil n
Richmond, Vn., Nov. 19. Mr. Martin
ir. Crannis was accidentally shot and
killed at 2 30 o'clock this afternoon while
out hunting. He and a party of friends
were sitting on the steps of Fljnn's store,
at rrgu"nsville, whlcu Is six miles, from
this place, in Nottoway county, and where
they had gone to get some water. One of
tils companions, after drinking, handed
the dinner to Mr. Crannis.
In doing so his (the companion's 1 gun
slipp'il off the steps, the linnuner sinking
This caused the piece to go off. The
shot tore through the coat of a l.jstander,
but dirt not hurt him, and entered the
right breast of Mr. Crannis, who died In
a few minutes.
WEMl'l.E OF UNSOUND MIND.
But the Committee Would Not Say
Ile I- IiiMine.
. Fullonville, N. Y.. Nov. 10. A oiumls
sion today examined ex-State Comptroller
Edward Wemple as to his sanity. The
commission would not report on h-eon,
n.itment blank that Mr V , emn le va;
insane, but reporte-d that he acted like
one who had been on a Itng debauch; that
he was a proper person to be cared for, anil
that he was of unsound mind.
The fact that the commission erased
the words "is insane" from the commit
ment blank resulted in County Judge
Wendell refusing to Indorse the ommlt
meut. Mr. Wemple was recently placed
under arrest charged with Incendiarism.
BROKE CHICAGO'S SUNDAY LAW.
Mann hit Eden of thoGrpnt N'orthernV
Barber Shop Fined $25.
Chicago, Nov. 19. W. S. Eden, manager
of the Great Northern Barber Shop, was
fiued $25 today by Judge Gibbons for
keeping his shop open on Sunday.
This will result in bringing the matter
to the Supreme Court as a test case, which
Is satisfactory to both the barbers and
The Barbers'Froteetlve Association state
that warrants have been taken out for
208 proprietors who kept their shops open
POLICEMEN FATALLY SHOT.
Traveling Salesman Arrested and
Charged With the Shootlmj.
Little Roek, Ark- Nov. 19. While raid
ing a negro dive here last night Off leers T.
F. Brown nnd B. 8. Farrow received
wounds which It Is thought will prove
W. P. Powell, a traveling salesman ror
a fit. Louis houFC, was placed under arrest
today, charged with the shooting.
ne declares he was not concerned in the
affair, but a negro. Harris by name,svears
Powell wounded the officers, nnd L. D.
Gleason also ider.tiried him.
We-t Virginia Forest Fires.
Parkersburg, W. Va., Nov. 19 A great
forest fire is raging on the Little Kanawha
above here. Large tracts of woods and
barns and fencing have liecn burned. The
Nlcoletto Mills are threatened.
High Tariff McKlnley Interferes
He has already stated his Intention to
appoint delegates to the national conven
Hon who will be for Billy first, last and
all the time. But MeKlnley cannot Inter
fere with the custom-made suits and over
coats which we are selling at less than
halt their original measuied price. To
day we TVill sell a few choice suits nnd
overcoats, made by leading merchant
tallore, comprising the latest shades
of domestic and Imported fabrics, at fol
lowing prices'. Fine, custom-made suits or
overcoats at $8, $10, $12, and $15, none
of which were made to order for less than
$20 to $35; pants from $2.00 to $5, which
were made to order for more than double
Bear in mind, that all these garments are
made by flrstlass merchant tailors, and
were either misfits or uncalled for. MISFIT
CLOTHING PARLORS. 07 Seventh street
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PEOPLE WILLJfAVE 1 SfeY
Times Gives' a Giiance to ole
on the Bond Bill.
LOCATION OF THE POLLS
Suffrage for tliu .Dl-trlct Will Al-ii
Hi' n Question for I'.ipulnr Ballot.
Selienio to Float a Loan Has Been
Hi-opened mid Will Again He UrKcd
Tin, mrtt Ifttorrctlnr" mn!t,r now before '
the people of the city Is the propo-iil bond
bill, which will again be urged lor passage
by the Incoming Congress.
The old bill which sought to saddle the
city with a hit debt of seven and a half
million dollars in iMjuds Is only technically
dead, having failed of.passape by the last
Congress. The promoters of the scheme are
wide awakeagaln ami will have a new bill
to a similar elfect with perhaps a few
millions added ready for the opening of the
The fateof the last bill was sealed by too
late action, and by the protests or several
Interests which came In at the list moment,
aud were beard when the bill was about to
be sent from the House to the Senate
The Seuate committee, in making Its re
port an the bill through Senator 1'roctor
said that the House bill was such a good
one that it would adopt It as its no, ex
cept as to the amendniint proposed by the
House that one-half the expenses should be
borue by the Government Whether the
House uoukl have recc-ded from Its amend
ment it is now impossible to yredler At
any rate, the new bill will be In the hands
of new men. certainly In the House, and
possibly In the Senate.
PEOPLE HAVE A SAY.
The Senile1" and House will hve new
hgt. on tliu question this time For the
rirst time in many jears the people will
haet a say In what Mm!! be, or what
ought to be, done by their legislators. The
Time3 will give the advocates of suffrage
for .the District au opportunity to exercise
that privilege aud also to those who would
like to ote on the. bond question, if on
There will be thirty-five ballot boxes,
placed at such points within the city limits
as will be most convenient Tor the voters.
The boxes have been prepared a'nd are
labeled "The Times Bond Bill Ballot Box"
and in such big letters that no one vi ho goes
to the "polling places" can fail to see
them. Cards will also be displayed on or
near the ballot boxes stating succinctly
the questions involved and on which a
yea and nay vote is desired.
These boxes will be sent out at an early
day, of which announcement will soon be
made. Arrangements will be made so that
the vote cast will represent a bona fide
WHERE THE BOXES ARE. .
The boxes will be at the following
n .uter J. Boyce, First street nnd New
York avenue northwest; II. C. Ensterday,
corner G street and New Jersey avenue
northwest; Trank Smith, Fourth and G
streets northwest; A. B. McCIoskey, 1312
Seventh street northwest; R. W. Duffy,
Ninth and N streets northwest; F. M.
Criswell, Seventh and T streets northwest:
Edmonds & Williams, Third street and
Pennsylvania avenue northwest; W. G.
Roc, Seventh and L 6trcets northwest;
Mount Vernon Pharmacy, Ninth slreetand
New York acnue northwest; O. A. Bent
ley, Fourteenth and Corcoran streets north
west; Offut & Blumer, Fourteenth and U
streets northwest; J. Louis Uric, Seen
tecnth street and Pennsylvania avenue;
George B. Lockhart, 1344 Thirty-second
street, Georgetown; M. MeNulty, 133G
Fourteenth Btreet northwest; 11. Hage,
2153 Pennsylvania avenue northwest;
Daniel D. Mulcahy, North Capitol and I
streets; J. E. Woodford, Fifthand H
streets northeast; A. P. Geier, Thir
teenth and H streets northeast; J. W.
Johnson, 49 n street northeast; W. F.
Mackay, 821 H street northeast; HoIe
A Co., Fourth and East Capitol streets;
F. P. Wellcr, Eighth and I streets southeast;
Thomas A. Dobyns, Second street and
Pennsylvania avenue southeast; Joseph
Lindcnr 406 Eighth street southenst; W.
W. Hall, Jr., 722 Four-and-a-half street
southwest; Joseph Petlgnat, 609 Seventh
street southwes:; W. D. Brace, Thirtieth
and M streets, Georgetown; J. W. Jen
nings, 1142 Connecticut avenue northwest;
Slmms' Pharmacy, Fourteenth street and
New York avenue northwest; DeMolI
A"HeImsen, Ninth and East Capitol streets;
Brynes' Drag Store, Ninth nnd Mary
land avenue northeast; The Times Office,
Tenth street and Pennsylvania avenue;
D. C; R. T. Pywell, 1001 Eleventh street
outhea6t; GuyM. Neely & Co., corner
Eleventh and C streets southeast.
Tho Issue Involved touches tht pocket
Chiw Mist Julep Gam.
nerve ot a majority of the people of the
city, and for that c-ause there-Is reason
to expect that the vote will very large.
It is already pretty widely uirrstood that
the extension of the streets Uio-thcsutrirbs
will add Immensely lo ihu value oWargc
tracts of lands now held by syndic-ales,
trusts and Individual eapilalists, who have
purchased with the extension plan and the
bond plan well in view.
Every dolhrr ot Increased value pufupon
these lands will cnhance'.tlte difficulty
of puriba-slug them one of these das by
the settlers of the suburbs. Besides these
considerations, the peope who are nxkiil
to vote will probab'.y ask theiuseies If
there Is any Immediate 'nclcoilty for the
extension, even It It were a new territory
into whiih settlers were to bo invited oil
equal tenus.ot purchase.!
Maelierel l'l-lilmr u .failure.- , :. .
Gloucester; Mass., NoV. ,lf'-OiilyJKrourj
more 'vc-sels ot tin- MuckereVtleetfremain
to arrive, and the fll.ery) of 1S95 mnst
r-ii on record a a failure, as the catch will
inot exceed 25,000 barrels, against 00.000
last year. ,
Real Touch of Winter Scheduled
by the Prophets.
Temperature I- to Tumble and If It
line- Fur Enough Sleighing
Will Be- in Order.
People who grew careless yesterday and
lured by the warm sun and a desire to
mold that sticky feeling. left their over
coats at their offices and wcr.t home with
out them, Mill regret their hasty action
The weather prophets seem to be afraid
that Washington will become too fond of
some particular kind of weather and get
up a combine to keep the thermometcrat a
standstill, so they took an extra tpurt
yesterday and announced that today we
are to be afflicted with rain or snow, to
gether with brisk uorthwestcrly winds aud
a cold w.no.
A storm Is coming down frrnuhc North,
and it is a Mono "as is a siurm," a
least, soiay the prophets. The barometer
has fallen rapidly along the Atlantic coast,
and the predictions Indicate high winds aud
rain In those States east of the Blue Ridge
Mountains. The temperature has fallen
about thirty degrees In tlie central valleys,
and the people of Ohio will wake up to
find the ground white this rooming.
Down in Florida they are watching their
orange groves anil pine orchards with es
pecial care, as a big drop In the ther
mometer Is predicted. "
On the Pacific-coast everything will bo
lovely, as the storm will not reach that
far and Uiey will have Ibe kind of a Bay
we had yesterday.
BL1ZZAHDS IN THE WEST.
Snow Being Piled TJp
In Drifts In
Chicago, Nov. ID. The eecond special
bulletin issued by the Signal Service today
predicts that a cold wae will overspread
thissectionby Wednesday mornuig.carrying
the temperature to about 16 degrees above
zero. Clearing weather for tonight is also
LaPorte, Ind., Nov. 19. Northern In
diana is in the throes of a blizzard. A gale
Is blowing from the north, nnd the snow
Is being plied up in drifts. The trains on
north and south roads are belated. Tele
graphic communication has Ijecn seriously
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 19. The weather
chart 8liows a sharp and extensive cold
area sweeping down from tlie Artie with
its crest over Manitoba. The cold wave
Is spreading rapidly Southward. Its ex
treme rigor v 111 be felt here by morning
when the temperature will go to 4 or 8
degrees below zero. There arc no indi
cations of an Immediate storm development.
Funeral of Gen.'Keyesi.
West Point, N. Y., Nov. 19. The burial
ot Major General E. D. Keycfl took place
this afternoon at the military cemetery, with
full military honors. The Very Rev. rather
Prendergast made the commltal service.
I till Inn Chambers to Open.
Rome, Nov. 19. The date for the reas
sembling of the Italian .Chambers has been
provisionally fixed for tomorrow. Crispl's
enemies have prepared- to launch sorao
QUESTIONS FOR TAX-PATEBS.
Do yon think that thfe District should
lie bonded to pay" for a new nystem
of sewerage and vor street exten
sion and improvements?
Do yon think that, aUoald a lond lin
pass, any of lhe""money realized
from the sale of these bonds should
be expended In Improving private
real estate holding ontsido the city
proper and remote froi lhe treat
body of tttx-payer?
SilTM'S JBJECT PIE1
Begs Salisbury to Make a
Speech Favorable to Him.
PROMISES ALL REFORMS
lilt Word of Honor That .Not
Mnill Heiiinln Unexecuted The
Premier Apologized for Itcuillmithc i
-. Mesu-nueat u.l'ubllu. Meulliur Afcj I
?- - r . W i- Wii "-
London. Nov. ID. An incident that is
uniKiralIei.il In the annals of Eugllsh di-
nkmnnr nm.i ihn .rmini- at fin. mn
fe-rcuee of-the Colonial Agents In Loudon.
Thls was the rta.llng of a letter from the
saltan of Turkey to Lent Salisbury, beg-
glng him to make a speech that would orr-
set the one he delivered on the occasion of
ih. I.,,... rl!.n l.r II.. rar lr.l linn,,
Lord Salisbury referred to the impro-
referred to the Impro
priety of reading the letter at the confer
ence, but lie took advantage of the occasion
simply to grant, so far as he eoald, the
request made bj theSultau. At the outset
of his speech tlle prime ministersald:
"Allow rue t saya word In answer lo
a very distinguished distant correspondent,
it I may so term hiin.'wlio has requested
me to make a statement In some public
speech. My corrc-iicndcnt is no less a
personage than the Suitau of Turkey.
THE SULTAN'S MESSAGE.
"I feel that thtre is profound Impro
priety In thrusting any ciplcn-atic details
on jour ailcni.on and I l.rrc ou will be
lieve that nothing would 1 ae ii decert me
to produce, n this, ccaslon tie August mes
sage I shall lead, txctpt tl e distinct com
mands of the person from whom it pro-ce'eded.-
Lord Salisbury thin referred totl.espcccli
he dellvensl at the Guildhall en the occa
sion of the banquet given by the new Lord
Jcnyor of London, on Notmber !', and
added- "His Majesty has bf rn plracd to
send me n message to say u at 1 e bus been
very much pained lo riad the rerort ()f
llintspcccli and tlie expression of thcojilnion
that the promised reforms In Turkey would
not be cxiciited. His Majesty desires it to
be known ilint he Is carrjlng out those re
forms decided upon by him. He is desirous
ot executing them at the earliest possible
moment, and has to repeatedly instructed
his ministers. His majesty continues:
"The only reason why Lord Salisbury
should thus throw doubts on my good
intentions must be tlie intrigues of certain
persons here, or false statements made to
cause such an opinion.
"After intermediate observations, His
' ! repeat that I will execute the reforms.
I will take lhe paper containing them, place
It before me, and see that every article
Is put in force. This Is my earnest deter
mination, and I give my word of honor.
A PITIFUL BEGGAR.
" 'I wish Lord Salisbury to know this,
and I beg and desire his Lordshlprhaving
confidence Jn these declarations, to make
another speech by virtue of the frlcndiy
fecllng and disposition he has for me and
my country. I shall await the result of
this message with the greatest anxiety.' "
When the Prime Minister had finished
reading the letter he was greeted with
loud applause. When quiet had been re
stored he again appealed to his hearers to
acquit him of impropriety for such an un
precedented act a3 reading such a messageat
a public meeting, but declared that be could
not abstain from reading it without show
ing discourtesy to tho distinguished poten
tate who had written it. He then said:
"As j-oa know, wo are part of the concert
of Europe, which has resolved, so far as It
acts, to act with unanimity. Some persons
seem to Imagine that we dispose ot tho
decisions ot the European powers. That Is
crediting us with more influence than wo
possess. Whatever is done must bo done
wiibun anlmity. I do not adrult that rcsponsi
blllty for any decision that the powers
make rests entirely or mainly on this
"We, and ail the power?, are In a position
common to tboso who are obliged to act
together; namely, that If others do not
agree with them, they cannot have their
own way; but I in nowise desire to Intimate
by theso words that the slightest shade ot
disagreement basarlsen among the powers."
Toronto, Ont., Nov. 19. The ninth an
nual convention ot the National Fraternal
Congress opened here this morning. About
seventy-five delegates, representing some
forty different fraternal organizations in
the United States and Canada, were in
attendance. President S. A. Will, of Pitts
barg, occupied the chair nnd read his an
nual report, which showed progress dur
ing th past year.
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SENATOH HOAR'S HEALTH.
It Compels Illm to Cancel Lecture
Worcester, Mass., Nor. 10. Hon. George
F. Hoar, senior Senator rrom Massachusetts,
writes a friend in South Framlngliara can
celling an engagement to lecture tnere
Wednesday evening InlhcY-M.C.A.course,
by his physician's orders.
' He also gives up engagements with thej
National Grange at Worcester this evening,
the Home Market Club, Boston, Thursday,
and another in Worcester, Friday, as well
as several next week.
This) action is deemed necessary to Sen
ator Hoar's return to Washington this win
ter, as'hia health docs not improve at all
Suicide In the Until Tub.
New: York, Nov. 10. Joseph S. Rown, a
Coffee broker ot 140 Warren street, tills
city, thot himself dead this morning in the
bath room ot his home in Brooklyn. His
body was found by his little boy, a.s it lay,
half upright, In the bath tub.
GAUGHTITa DEATH TRAP
Two Hundred Men and Girls in a
All Got Out Safely Except Two ijen
Who Jumped From Fifth Story
uiitl Were Hurt.
New York, Nov. 19. Flames gutted an
entire building at US Clinton street at noon
today, and Imperilled the UYii of i early
200 "men and girls who were employed
in swe-ar shops. Two meaji.miKiI to sate
themselves, and both were 'njured. Another
man was found senseless oif- the fifth
floor, and it was thought ne a as dead,
but when examined by a surgeon he was
found to be stlll-lling, and km hurried
to Gouerneur Hoapllal.
The fire started shortly after 11 o'clock,
and so fiercely did it burn that the entire
building was gutted and the names ex
tinguished within an hour, lhe firemen
then began to make a thorough search of
the ruins to see If any one Lad p;rhned in
The burned building is one of those flimsy
East Hide structures where hundreels of
poor Hebrews earn u seamy Ilvleg ty toil
lng In the sweai-siiops-
Into which the
buildiiUT Is generally divided. mose i
buildings when attacked by llanics prove the embassies believe that the faultan is
'Ire-traps and almost Invariably cause loss j doing jis utmost to confirm his dispatches
of life. The buildirg was six stories high to tne governors and the commanders ot
including the basement. ; ine troops, but the fanaticism has got
It was In this basircent that the fire beyond his control The massacres o n
started. Adolph Raucli occupied the place .inue aDll thrcateb the extinction of all tto
ns a candle factory A vat ol waxboiling
ovei is tin i ght to lave startid the blaze.
When tie llremen arrived the bcildh g
was a ma's of flames from cellar to roof.
Men were seen s aiming on flre-eeapes op
posite the top ili.ors. They were paralyzed
will, t rror nnd krnt shouting wildly for
Flre-Chlcf-Ahcni ordered the life-avlng
ini't' tol-beislrftclied. Before the Mremen
-,iit.V-f-Tt ..llt'f !l,'-frp-lW"lf n'TOnrTBl.Ot
uu.u ,-,. . . .- ..p --
finn-nwnrfl fr. m the firth fl.ar and landed
'in the street. The nan who Jumrted to
the street was Merer Linsciinctz, twenty
eight jears old. HI legs were broken and
he susinincd Internal Injuries. He Is In
a erllleal condition.
I uit i,r.,n...r ,. .-.i-oii iTtn. orni- !
hIm ,t atoum, tn0 cornice of the building '
amf ,arapni two storles to tne roof of
tlle baii,iin next door. He sustained
contusions about the body and was re- i
nw.u.1 I.. , hfKnllll Ol h.T norsnlia nn the
I Tire-escapes Merc rescued by the firemen.
WTen the firemen got to tne nnu noor
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sclous near one of the windows. They
got the man to the street with much diffi
culty. He was found to be living and was
taken to the hospital. No bodies were
found In the ruins.
TEIXEIl HOHBED THE BANK.
He Had Been l'llfc'rlns; Systematically
for Three Year.
Philadelphia. Nov. 19. The officials of
the Tacony Sairg Tund, Safe Deposit.
Title and Trust Company today made an
examination Into the accounts ot Charles
F. Rltter. the late assistant secretary and
paying teller of 11 e concern, who myste
riously disappeared on Saturday evening
It was at first thought that Ritter tad
not taken a dolkir, but an examination
today of the books revealed to the offi
cials that Rtltcr has been systematically
piirerlng Tor the last three years.
The amount of Hitler's defalcation would
not be stated by the officials, but it was
learned from other sources that it would
not exceed $l,o0o Ritler has not yet
To I in pencil Taylor.
Tacoma, Wash , Nov. 19. Impeachment
proceedings against M M.Taylor, president
ot the board ot public works, on the charge
ot recelviug SS25 from lhe Columbia Na
tional Bank in payment Tor his influence
lu keeping men on lhe bond of County
Treasurer Hedges, who made that bauk
his chief depository, will begin tomorrow
before the wholecity council. Tayloradmlts
the receipt of the money, and says it does
not concern the city.
Chri-tonlnK Gift to the Maine.
Augusta, Maine, Nov. 1 9. A telegram was
received by Gov. Cleaves from the Secretary
of the Navy today. Inquiring If It will be
convenient to present the chiistening gift
ot the State to the cruiser "Maine" on
Tuesday next. The Governor replied that
that date would bo agreeable. The cruiser
will probably 1 ordered to Portland and
the presentation made there.
Twenty Years for Fratricide.
Philadelphia, Nov. 19.. Joseph Hodgelts
pleaded guilty to murder In the second de
gree in the criminal court today for causing
the death ot his brother, William Hod
gelts, whom he shot on March 1. Judge
Flnletter Imposed a sentence ot twenty
years' imprisonment in the Eastern Peni
tentiary. The shooting was the outcome of
n drunken quarrel.
Mnckny'H Statue of Jeanne D'Arc.
Paris. Nov. 19. The Impartial de Meur-thex-ct-iloselle
announces that Mr. John
W. Mackay, the American millionaire, has
sent to the city of Nancy a large sura of
money for the purpose or erecting a statue
of Jeanne D'Arc. by a Lorraine sculptor,
upon the square of St. Nicholas Duport.
where, in 1429, Jeanne offered prayers to
her patron saint, St. Lorraine.
Her Legacy to Children.
New York, Nov. 19 Over $30,000 were
realized today from the tlrst day's sale of
the personal property or. jurs. isaran emun,
late widow of Richard Smith, of Mackellar,
Smith & Jordan, type founders of Phila
delphia. Mrs. Smith ordered, by will, the
sale of the property to procure funds
for constructing a play ground and house
QUESTIONS FOB TAX-PATERS.
Do yon think that the District should
bo bonded to pay for a new Kystem
ot everaso and for street exten
sion nnd Improvements?
Do you think that, should a bond bill
paRH, nnr of the money realized
from the sale of these bonds should
be expended In improviiic; private
real estate holdings outside the city
"" proper and remote from the great
body ot tax-payers?
ABDUL H1ID HOT DUD
Startling: Story of His Murder
Discredited in London.
CANARD STARTED IN SOFIA
Itniiior nnd It That the Sultan Was
Poisoned In HLs I'alace Clreuin
Miuiees Point to the Safety of the
Dc'Kpot HIh ,Eyet Open unil 111
Person fetrongly Guurded.
London, November 19. A report reached
here today, originating In Sofia, that
Abdul Homed, the Sultan of Turkey, had
been lwisoneit. While there has been ob
tainable no verirh-ation or denial ot tha
startling rumor, It is dlsiTcdited, and
especially by strong inferences from the
character of other intelligence from the
It is believed that the rumor Is a mere
assumption, based on the fact that there
have been several plots discovered against
lhe life ot the Sultan, and that the plotting
is still In progress and will e-ontinue until
the tension growing oat of the Armenian
troubles has been" relaxed.
SL'LTAN ON HIS GUARD.
The most trustworthy news from Con
stantinople Is to an effect which makes
assassination in any way well nigh im
possible. Such a rumor might have gained
credence a week ago, before the Sultan had
been aroused tu the danger of the situation
to himself and, to his empire.
The news rrom tlie Imperial quarter!
Is that the Sultan has taken the reins In
his hand and lliebltln his mouth aud is run
ning, the arfatrs of government personally.
This carries with it the suggestion that he
has dispensed with the sertlces of sus
pected ministers, and besides this it is also
a fact very much in evide-nce that the Sul
tan Is the center oT a military cordon
with his friends on the Inside.
Another circumstance which adds to the
unreliability of the dispatch is that of its
originating in Sofia, so close to the capl
ital of the empire, the Tacts connected
with the poisoning would be known suiiul
taneousl with the crime Itself.
SULTAN UTTERLY POWERLESS.
The Daily News will tomorrow publish a
aunatch from Constantinople savins that
Christians in Asia Minor
The Standard's Constantinople corre
spondenttelegraphstl.it theKurds at Aintab
are In open revolt against the Government.
Similar news lias been received about the
tribes to the eastward or Damascus.
The correspondent adds that the Austrian
colony In Constantinople has organised
a system oi aeiense. a nuiuoer ui wuuta
.ve been armed and. a'conccrted plan to
v. n1(n..w1 In noca nt tn Mrlhr.l' Will
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GOLCCBOWSKI IN PAYOR.
I Berlin, Nov 19. The Tageblatt will
tomorrow deny the statement It made tn-
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oay loai owins lo ine.acn.iae ...v.- .iUj-u.
of Count GoluchowsU, tne Austrian inm-
lncr of torvlga affairs, for an absolute
entente of the European powers in regard
Turkey had cot found the mireserved
approval and support of the powers. Era-
PerOr V. llliam Had lieciueu lo CHke tut
initiative in an effort to establish a closer
entente between Austria, Russia, France
and Germany, and to take diplomatic steps
In Constantinople and London to the end
of restoring' peace and order In Asia Minor.
The statement is reliably denied else
where. Constantinople, Nov. 19. It has been
ascertained that the officials at Moosh dis
played great energy In quelling the recent
outbreak there The personal courage
and activity of the Mutessarif prevented
much bloodshed The soldiers behaved
well A reliable return shows that six
persons were killed and forty wounded.
GAHFIELU CLUB'S BANQUET.
Gov.ilcKlnle'y En Iodize-the Martyred
President and HIh Followers..
Cleveltnd, Ohio, Nov. 19. The annual
banquet orthe Garfield Club was held Intho
Armory at Palnesvllle, tonight, with over
300 guests In attendance. Mrs. Lucreti.i
U. Garllelil, wido.v or the martyred Presi
dent, gave a reception to the members ot
the club, and anither was also given at
Lake Erie Seminary during the evening.
Gov. MeKlnley, Lieut. Gov. George E.
Jones, and a number of State se-nators and
representatives were present at the re
ception. Gov. McKinley's address was eu
glstlcof Garfield and thepeopleof Western
Reserve, who honored him and the cause lu
which he worked and died. ""
The banquet was the roost brilliant nnd
the largest attended in the history or tho
Costly Conflagration 1" Dallas.
Dallas, Texas. November 19.. Fire to
night destroyed lhe four-stor'y brick ard
stone structure at Patterson and Roes ave
nues and Camp and Grirrin streets, occu
pied by the Texas Paper Bag and Box
Companv and lhe supply department of the
William "Decring Machine Company. The
total loss will be about $175,000. Origin
Female Notary Public
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 19. A lady, once
known to the world as Hannah Sneenan.
was today commissioned a notary publlo
by order of Gov. Stone. She is a member
of the order ot Sisters of Charity. Much,
inconvenience wasoccasionedby theremote
ness of the asylum when taking affidavits
was necessary, which the commission is
sued today will obviate.
Insane on Hcllsion.
(Special to The Times.)
Baltimore, Nov. 19.-Casper Ebert, who
is Insane on religion, is held at the Towson
Jail in Baltimore county. He imagines
that he roust sacrifice his family for the
world. He will be sent to an asylum.
Auction Snlei To-day.
Ratclirr... Sutton & Company, 920 Penn
sylvania avenue L street northwest. No.
123, two-story brick dwelling and two
stroy brick dwelling, in rear, part original
lot 4, square fio9, by order of J. Walter
Cooksey, trustee. Sale today at 4 p. m.
L street northwest. No. 123, two-story
brick dwelling and two-story brick
dwelling In rear, part lot 4, square 359. by
order Same. Sale Immediately after
L street northwest. No. 128. two story
frame dwelling and two-story brick dwel
ling In rear, part lot 0, square 559, by
order ot Same. Sale Immediately after
Nineteenth street northeast, No. 732,
frame dwelling. lot 34, block 2J. Isher
wood; by order of Edw. S- V.estcott and
W. R- Wilcox, trustees. Sale today as
Duncan'son Brothers, Ninth and D streets
northwest Seventh street northwest, No.
517, four-story brick dwelling, north one
halt original lot 11, square 450, and part
original lot 15 (brick stable,) by order
of W. E. Edmonston, J. B. Lamer, and T.
P. Myers, trustees. Sale today at 3:30
P"l!'m. North Capitol and First streets
northeast, building sites, nit square 6.3
(except original lots 18 and 19)! by order
of M. SI. Tarker and Jno-.C. Beald, trustees
Sale today at 4:30 p. m.
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