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WASHINGTON, D. C, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14, 1895. EIGHT PAGES.
VOL. 2. NO. 637.
RS BO GTS, h MDMTH
2d SI. and Florida Aye. I. E.
Wliy? Because you always get
your money's worth; always get
first quality goods; and always
come again. You appreciate a
good thing when you see it.
Why? Because the proprietors
arc not run by any one; they
do their own business and fix
their own prices, irrespective of
others; are not controlled by any
combination, cliques or associa
For Todau Only
Western Mixed Oats..
Western White Oats. .
Other Peed In proportion.
FOR FIVE DRYS:
"Uncle Sam Flour" "The
Best, of Them All" "Without an
Equal." This Flour is too well
known to need comment
Poorer golds elsewhere at Sl.SOnnd S3
FOR TEN DAYS.
FURNACE COAL, $4.35 per ton
Other sizes in proportion; clean
coal 2,240 pounds to the ton;
first quality only.
Excuse haste, a worn-out pen,
ami poor candle light.
"THE GREAT CORNER"
2d St. and Florida Ave, N. E.
N. B. All prices are for
goods at The Corner, 2d st.
and Florida Ave. N. E. Haul
them for you If you wish.
JAIL ALMOST BLOWN UP
In Attempting to Break Oat Crimi
nals Used Dynamite.
frlii-v Sawed Off ai) 1 roil Hnlllnir.
Cluircitl It With the Explosive
nnd Lighted the l'llsc.
fcpringrield. Ills.. lcc. 13. At fi.no
o'clock tins oicning n desperate attempt
at Jail breaking; was nude bv the prisoners
in tiie county jail.
James Comi ay. alias dinners, alias Fcck
lo, aliab Becklor.111. a desperate criminal,
w lio has been indicted by the Unlteil Slates
grand Jurv for robbing the poslorricc at
Rlggston. UN . ami Jolm Rogers, known
as "blacky." a criminal who Is being
held pending the action of the United States
grand jury for robbing the poslorflce at
Rockport, ill'., sawed an iron railing which
Joins the south wall or the Jill, charged
St with djiuimlte. and then ignited the fuse.
The explosion wastcrriricand was heard
about a mile away. After the cxplo-ion
tliey una! 'lied up the iron pipe and began
beating against the. wall to knock out
the remaining wall, as the dynamite railed
to do it work. None of tho prisoners es
caped. 'Xlie damago to the Jail will he a cry beavv
as almost ciery bar. brick and stone was
loosened by tho explosion.
police too credulous.
Allowed it Diamond Tlllet til Skin
Tlirouali the Window.
Atlanta. (!a., Dec. 13. A man supposed
to be a most notorious crook nulctly but
firmly, and without any unnecessary dem
onstration, skipped out of a window at
the police station this morning and has up
todaic eluded arrest. His name, uccordlug
to himself. Is II. il. Hothcry. He was ar
Tesirtl in connection with a big diamond
He swore his Innocence III groat, heart
breaking oaths, and requested to be per
iiiltteil to remain under guard in nu olflco
and not be placed along with low, vulgar
men. Atlanta's police department, alwajs
susceptible, fell an easy victim to Roth
crj's guiles, and now H is another In
stance of the proverbial "bird has flown."
Rothery requested his quard to 6tc
outside and close the door. The police
think he has Rone to Condors. N. Y., from
vvhero he claimed to have come.
ruined his cahi:eh.
Chief Clerk; Llinaird Stole Ills Em
Jackson, Miss.. Dee. 13. W.M. Lingard.
for some jcars chief clerk In the freight
office of the Illluois Central railroad here,
and previous to tils cominc to .Inckson gen
eral freight agent of the Natchez. Jackson
and Columbus railroad, with headquarters
at Natchez, was arretted last night nod
lodzisl In Jail on the i barge or stealing $ir,(i
from George H. Cordon, agent of the Illi
nois Central here. The nay car passed
through on Wednesday and Mr. Gordon
placed his money In the safe.
Next day it was cone and the $100 bin
was traced to 1.1 Heard. He denied his cullt.
but the evidence was strong and he agreed
to turn over what lie had left. $115. to
eseape prosecution, nnd the rharce was
withdrawn on his promise to hnve town.
Ills family Is at Natchez, and Is highly in
ow President for tint II. A, O.
New Tort, Dec. 13. Itls reported that the
Dew directory of the Baltimore and Ohio
have In contemplation a chance In the
iireeidency. It U'lng understood Hint C 1.
layer is desirous of retiring. Tho suc
cessor to Sir. Mayer" lias not t I wen de
ckled upoD, but developments arc Iokcd
It Will Go to the Relief of Suf
MISS BARTON IN CHAEGE
Yielding to tho Demands of Christ inn
Organizations, the Famous Soclety
Agrees- to Undertake tlio Tank.
Appeal for FundsSent Forth What
Is Needed to Carry It On.
The lied Cross Society lias ngrced to
take charge of the relief work in Armenia,
and will immediately begin to prepare for
The following official announcement
wax 'issued from the national headquarters
of the Ited Cross last evening:
"Owing to the unanimous and urgent np
pealx from tho friends of humanity, repre
senting nearly ail of the people of-this
country, the American National lted Cross
has decided that it must accept tho sacred
trust of endeavoring to rcliee the starving
Armenians in Asia minor. Acvording to
conscrwitlvc estimates, there are 3tso,UUU
uitcrlvdcstltutc people in that country, who
will lin olo he assisted Mx or eight months
until the next Inmost.
"Fully realizing the difficulties aud
dangers to bu met, the Ited Cross will start
for Turkey as soon as sufficient funds are
placed at Its disposal, or guaranteed, to
"Funds may be sent to .Miss Clara Kar
ton, president and treasurer of the Amer
ican Nutional ltcd Cross. Washington, 1).
C. Authorized agents to rcctlM! funds
and materials will be published in u few
"'Hie Ited Cross also suggests that goods,
grain anil olher material may be sent bv
"American National Keil Cross,
"Clara Barton. President."
WAS lOUCED UI'ON IT.
The final deti-rminatlon of the American
National lted Cross to go to tl.e relief of
the Armenians, though not wholly unex
pected. In view of the numerous appeals for
suih act ion wiik h ha e come to them from
ecry direction In the past few weeks,
was not di finitely reached until jesterday,
when It became apparent that If effectual
aid was to be rendered it must be com
menced at once and no other bcneo!ent or
ganization In the world was In a position
to successfully undertake It.
The action of the sociily Is considered
by its executive committee the mo-a, Im
portant any organization lias eer under
taken. Never U'fote lane so many diffi
culties been presented or such extcnsh.e
me?seres In-en necessary. For the first
time the field of the famous lied Cro-s will
be tran-fcrred to a foreign country far
from its main base of supplies and abound
ing with dangers.
The organization will be hampered by an
utter lack of facilities Mr trim-porting food,
(lothing.undotliersupplies; b unfamiliarity
with the language, ami by a general state
of lawlessness that is known to exist in that
part of Turkey.
Notwithstanding thi-se conditions Clara
Barton, In spite of more than fifty sears
service In bencolent work, lias deter
mined to go in person into Armenia and
control the disbursement of the funds suli
scrlbcsl Tor Ited Cross relief.
IS ALL, PLANNED.
The Ued Cross In the past few weeks
ever since the pressure Tor it to undertake
the responsibility became too strong to re
sist, has ticvn thoroughly considering the
character of the work required and lis
estlmtlellittl 3511,000 p"ojitenrealiso!utely
destitute and storvlng is declarisl to lie
While it cannot be determined until the
field Is re-ached how much money will
carry thes"1 ieuplc over to tiie next harvest,
missionaries who are familiar with the
country and people think .i.MH),aOiiafnir
figure. Ofcsurseall this Willi not lie-needed
at once, and the Ued Cross officials In
Washington are confident that whatever
Is iieilcd will be forthcoming.
They are In cloe touch with benevolently
Inclined people throughout the world and
the appeals that have reached thin leave
no doubt that the people generally will
c-v iden-elheir most practical sympathy w illi
Miss laton nnd her stuff will he ready
lo leae for Tarkey next week If success
Is assured through re-ponses to the an
nouncement made today. It will take her
two weeks to reach Coustnntluopleniid two
weeks longer to Initiate the actual work
of relief in Armenia.
Iu Hie meantime at least a month of suf
fering and distress Is inevitable. She re
gards eury moment lost as wasted, and
Is now engaged in perfes ting ecry pos
sible detail of work that can lie done in ad
vance for announcement lo the public in a
aiioi.is.hixo: i"fin constahi.i:-..
I'roposed Xcw Klcctlou laiw Intro
duced In the Virginia Semite.
Richmond, Va., Dec. 13. Mr. Wlckhaia
offered In the State senate today a bill
regulating elections by ballot and repealing
the Walton law.
The distinctive features of the bill are
the requirements for the ballots to be
uniform, requiring the same size of type
to be ustil tor all candidates, presenting in
detail how the ballots shall be printed,
making special proisious for Presidential
elections and for the cases wherein con
stitutional amendments are submitted to the
The most important feature of the bill,
however. Is that the office of special con
stable, provided for in the Walton law,
Shot Ills Wire- and Himself.
Philadelphia. Dec. 13. Ma; Gooduick,
re-lding at No. 1227 South Third street,
this nrtertiuin shot his wife and then shot
and killed himself. The woman's reeo cry
Is doubtful. Goodwlck was thirtj-five
years of age nnd Ids wife twenly-fourl
The couple had frefment qu irrels. and the
shooting today was the result of these
Gn. Miles, at Fortress Monroe.
(Special to The Times.)
rottns Monroe. Vh., Dec. 13. Gen.
Nelson A. Miles, commanding the Ann),
nrriid -tonight from the South and will
Inspect the artillery school and post to
morrow. Official Irial of tin Texas.
Orders were Issued by the Navy De
partment yesterday afternoon directing
tl.it the oifltlal trial of the Texas should
tab. place on the 18th Instant.
A Wonderful Clnttiim; .Sale.
One of the nimt wonderful clothing sales
ever known to Washington has beenstarted
by II. Frlcdlnndcr A Bro., tit the corner
of Ninth and E streets.
The season Is p-ttlng Into and thev have
a very heavy slock, mid are determined
not to hire it left on their liands.
They areAC'IlIng eierjtliing regardless of
Here an n few of the prevailing prices-
Men'ssingleaud double-breasted suitsarc
going at S.I.-10. Mill's Clay worstid suits,
at 0. Men's pure wool cheviot iiants.
Sl.CO. Men's heavy winter overcoats.
S3!ir. Men's Irish frieze Ulster. ST.
Children's o'crcoals, from tsl-20 uu
Clilldren's casslmere knee panls, ICe., and
many olho prices justas wonderful.
Living JMurc-j, C. A. C. falr-c&rulYn
FHAUD ASD HRinETiY CHARGED.
Couutv Scliool Hoards Accused In Con
nect Ion Wit !i Scliooltmok Contracts.
Jackson, Miss.. Dec. 13. A sensational
squabble Is likely to be had bclore the
legislature, which meets In January, and
all on account of a State law which re
quires the sevcnty-flvo counties to contract
every five jears for books to be used bv
the public schools. These contracts were
awarded u few weeks since, one big book
concern, the American, capturing the lion's
lllval coucerns now claim tnanV of the
contracts were secured through fraud ami
bribery and will endeavor to hav e them set
aside by the legislature. Each countv has a
board r school book contrai tors anil some
of these. It is charged, were paid large
sums of money lor their votes. An Inves
tigation committee will be asked for.
WRECK OF THElANKAKEE
"Nancy Lee" Opara Company Euns
on tho Kock3 Out West.
IMgbr Hell and Ills Wifo Coming East.
Hut Some of the l'lavers Arc
Tcrre Haute. Ind., Dec. 13. The Dighy
Bell Opera Company of sixty persons went
lo pieces here today. The company had
barely made Its way out of a disastrous
trip in the soutli when it ran against a
court injunction at Evansville. secured by
the author of the opera "Nancy Lee."
He had rccelveel no royalty. I reed or
this they came here last Saturday night
and then laid oft until last night when n
benefit performance was glv en. bultheiulre
of debt was too deep. .
Bell, with his wife, left tonight Tor New
York. The members of the company are
The premonitory sjmptonis or this dis
aster were evident when the company was
in Washington. It will be recalled that Mr.
Higliy lieu said mat nu vt until not psiy at
matinees, us It was notln his contract, and
that the company owed him certain sums
of money, 'the management was al-o in
arrears to other members of the coiniunv,
three or whom rearing the present result,
declined to go on the Southern trip, and
went back to New York.
Tiie crash, which confronted the com
ranv, was kindly averted by Manager
Kap'ley, of the New National '1 healer, but
the story from tho West shows that there
wero other debts than those which had
accrued when the com-uny was here. It
was understood that Mr. Knabe, of the
piano cotuiuny, vvas'backing the aggrega
tion. The cllsbandmcnt of the company will be
regretted by Uie v cry many friendsof Digby
Hell in tills city, where he is among the
.VOW roil THE DEMOCRATS.
National Committee to. Meet Hero
Xext il until.
PhilaiHIphla. Pa., He. 13. Chaltman W.
r. Harrlty has Issued a call ror a meeting
of the Democratic National Committee, lo
be held at the Arllrg'on Hotel. Washing
ton. I). C, on Thursday, Jnnuary 1, lhf'tl.
at 11 o'clock a. in., for the purpose of fix
ing the lime and place for the meeting of
the Democratic National convention of
lfil'U ami fur the transaction or other
The resolution offered by Gen. P. A.
Collins of Massachusetts In the Democratic
National convention of 1S!2 requesting
the Democrat!: National Committee to
provide accommodations only for the del
egates, the alternates, the mctnliers uf
the Democratic National Committee and
the members uf the press will be ncled
The revolution Is now In the hands of a
sutK-ummlttct of the National Committee,
composed of Willlim F Harrlty of Penn
sylvania, who Is chairman of the com
mittee; Bradley B. Smalley of Vermont.
Arthur P. liorman or Marvlnud. Bon T.
Cable or Illinois, and Edward C. Wall of
BANQUET TO I'OsTM A.VI'EHs.
Postal Enuilotes Ad Ned to Orirunlre
for Their Protection.
Chicago, Dec. 13. Chicago postal cm
plojes tonight gave a banquet Jo vKlting
postmasters. The postmasters present w en
Washington Ileslng or Chicago: William W.
Carr or PhlladelplilH: Charles W. Dayton or
New York; George W. Perth or Milwaukee,
anil Mark Harris or Jollet. Several others
were expected, but failed to arrive.
The object of the gathering was to dis
cu&. the need of lesislat Ion fort lie clnsslflca
ilon of postal clerks. Messrs. Ileslng. Dav
ton and Carr all spoke on this subject.
Mr. Dayton urged the clerks to make nn
organized efrort. The carriers of New
York, he said, were lu sjinpathy with the
1 it Us and wercdolng all Ihey coald to hclu
FOUR MEN" KILLED.
Prematura Explosion of Powder nnd
Dvnunilte Four Mori Mlssinir.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 13. A dispatch from
Knoxville, Ttnu.. to the Constitution sajs"
A premature explosion of tiowihranddvna
mitcat La Folette. Campbell county, yester
day afternoon killed four men, and four
olhersmay have died by lliccxplo-fon.
The bodies of four have beou recovered
and four men are still missing. News of
the accident reached Knoxville tills nftcr
noon. The list of the dead is ns follows-
Neal Dabuey, twenty-five jears of age.
leaves wife anil two children: John Webb,
white, tweuO-one, married: Andrew Bates,
w hltc, twenty; Price, white.
GEN". CALVAIt DEAD.
He Was President of the Last Ciilian
Provisional Gov eminent.
Key West. Fla., Dec. 13. Gen. Mnnuel
De J. Calvar. president of the last Cuban
provisional government and a member of
the firm of Calvar. Calas & Calas. leaf;
tobacco dealers of this city, died jester
day, and was buried rroin the Episcopal
Church this afleruuon.
He was compelled lo leave the Island or
Cuba a few months ago for salcty. and
went to New York, whence he came to
this city in the early part of November.
The funeral procession was one or the
largest ever witnessed in this city.
Fatal Wnck on the Southern.
Charlotte, N. C. Dec. 1 3. Thursday night,
about an hour beroretuidnight. a fatal wreck
occurred on the Southern Hallway at Thlck
etty. S. C, The freight train running ns
third No. 42. ran into another freight,
si-cond No. 42. killing Engineer I). M.
Curlee. of Charlotte, and nearly demolishing
the engine and twelve cars.
Valuable Propertr In Dispute.
Huntington, W. Va., Dec. 13. An ex
tensive suit involving the ownership of u
body of land in the central and business
part of the city, worth over a half million
dollars. Is to be instituted bv the Hanlev
heirs, who allege that John Ilunler, who
deeded the property to the Central Land
Comiiany.ini 871, wosinentallyunha lanced.
The fcuit will attract widespread attention.
Consrt'sK on Africa.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 13. "The congress
on Africa convened this morning at the
Colored Methodist Church. President Thler
keld.of Gammon Theedoglcal Seminary, act
ing as cl airman. Opening prajcr was of
fered by liev. H. S. Rust, 1). D..of Cincinnati..
Gov. Atkinson welcomed the members.
Among the other spi-akers was Ilev. Dr.
Alexander Crunimcll, of Wellington, D. C.
Secretary Herbert Side.
Secretary Hcrliert has a severe cold and
Is confined to his house.
Thc"overstoik" reduction sale continues.
Today a special 10 and IB per cent re5
ductlon on all children's and misses' spriug
hecl shoes. 03!) Pennsylvania avenue.
J A. C. fair runs till Wednesday night, j
A WEAKLY INFANT
That Nfeeds Stronger Nourishment.
RESERVED SE4TS NEXT
Old Benches in Senate Galleries
to Be Taken Out.
NUMBERED CHAIRS GO IN
Xevv Plan of Ventilation to Be. I're
seated to tho Committee on Hulcti
at n Special Mooting How Crovvda
Cuu Il Handled -"In the l'uturc.
Curds of Admission.
Friends of United States Senators will
probably occupy reserved and numbered
seats In the gallery nfterthli.
This Is the logical' outcome of some of
the new plans to bo presented to the
Committee on Hales, al'a. special n.ctling
to bo held at 10 o'clock, this morning. The
Senate will then bo exclusive enough to
suit the most cultivated and arfc.tcK.ratU,
Just how soon It can k donenicst r-maln-
to lie seen. The first thing to be dlipoM-d
of will bo the report to be handed to the
committee at Us first tncetlnc or the
II all nm about .tSrunth the dcxlrc to
furnish lietter and purer air, to tan Senate
galleries. No one will i bject to Use purer
air, but the furlhtT tjlca may be ob
jectionable. . 1fflliji'Tr -6,r - . s.
PBEPAKINO Vlin'rLANB. . "
During the tloinc hours or thelast'Con
presi a bill was rusutd through the Senate
providing for the matdcg of plans for the
lietter ventilation of rh Senate gal'crles.
A Mr. Woodbridgo of flkw.on. an aeknowl
edged authority, wasJcmr-'EtM to preiwro
For many years Co).,Bright, the sergeant
at-arms of the Scnntf, has liein Insisting
on better ventilation for the snUerlcs. On
the floor of the Senate chamber the nlr Is
ail that coald be desired, bit In the galleries
ills about ttic worst. Id1 the city.
Any one who has put In an hour or two
in one of these seats when a large crowd
was present must remember the headache
and ncconipiiijlng discomfort. He must
also remember how sweet the air tasted
when oni-e more ho readied the outside.
This dlscomrnrt has been particularly
toiiceable on murky dajitor evenings, when
Jie atmosphere generally was sticky. Then
existence in one of these gallery seals was
akin to n seat iu a Turkish bathroom.
Everybody complained, and everybody
wanted something done.
COL. HUIGIITS STRUGGLE.
Naturally these complaints reached the
ears of Oil. Ilriglit and Tor jears he has
done all in his power f remedy this evil.
It was largely through his earnest efforts
that the bill to prepare plans for better
ventilation passed the Senate.
Mr. Woodbrldge spent some time here
during the sumincr studying the archi
tecture of the Senate chamber and the
galleries. He round that the n'd fashionnl
benches now fiUiug the gallery vere the
greatest obstacle to the proper movement
or air. It is understood that bis plans
are ail ready now ami be will present them
to'the Committee in Rules this -corning.
Col. lirlght was notified by mall of Mr.
Woodbridge's nadlness tn present plans
and that he would be In the city today.
With tills in view the meeting of the
Committee on Rules was called.
CHAIRS INSTEAD "OF BENCHES.
It is aKo understood that the plans or
Mr. Woodbrldge embrace the Idea or plac
ing opera chairs In tbe galleries. In this
way the lcEsoftbc chglrs, or the supports,
can lie made hollow 'ami used as pipes to
conduct air into the. galleries. They would
fill less space than the present un
gainly benches do and would give a larger
seating capacity- The gallery floor slopes
already so there would be no difficulty on
that score. r-
Hut the new plans have still further
advantages. Each chair can be numbered
and the crowd can be kept out If necessary.
On any great occasion Aio one need he ad
mitted to tbe CapHtiP bnilding who has
not a card and a rcterved seat.
The entire house t'nn be divided among
the- Senators and they!! can feel secure in
tbe fact that tbelr friends are being taken
care of. Numlicretl and reserved seats would
do away with Jll Jiufry acd bustle for
the favored fevtf. It would be ever so much
nicer for them. t
Just .whether it would: strike the great
American public In tbislight is not known.
The public claims some rights in the Cap
itol building. In fact,,tley believe It be
longs to them. Tnoy want the chairs and
the purer air all rlght.ibut believe In first
come first served. '
R,.Ut.- nt. Tllni.
Lancaster. Pa., Dec. 13. Ex-Lawyer G.
C. Kennedy was todav acquitted or forgery
on the ground otinsatilly. The forger J was
-learly proved, but the testimony as to bis
Insanity was' also clear. Verdicts of not
guilty were taken on four cmbezilcment;
eases In which he appropriated clients'
money to his owu use and one of fnl6a
preteusu for the same reason. Kennedy
will be committed by the- court to anin
The Xiib Case.
The now famous, Aub case is attract
ing a great deal .of attention, but not
more than the wonderful p'rices prevail
ing at the Mlsrit Cl (.tiling Parlors. 407
Syvcntlr street. Ifthey have your size,
you can get a fbrtytloUnr custom-made
suit or "overcoat 'for 'eighteen dollars a
tvveiily-fliei'duUar pne for ten dollars a
twenty dollar ohe?for eight dollars four
and five dcl!arJaT)ts f ortwo dollars and
!ihalf. "All these ood were made by
Jhe nost,,custoru tallotsand arc Jnst the
C. A. C. falr-carnjTal tonight, 1 732 G. St.
- 1 v ,
Mere Men Dismissed From
Yards and Docks.
FIFTEEN IN ALL LET GO
They Claim That Secretary Herbert's
Order Has Been Disregarded In
Many Ways How tin Efficiency
List Is Made Up Iilcrlniliutllnn
Alleged lu tho Dismissals.
The dismissal jesterday of alioat fHlrcn
men employed in the jnrds and flocks ile
lianmeut of the Washington Navy Yard
hasere-atcd renewed illssatisfactlon among
the workmen ns to the metlx-ils ud lu
making jrlc-llons for dismissal.
The offi-lals claim that constant reduc
tion In the fore are rendered nre..iry
by rrisoii of inadequate apprprtatloiM
lu notuipatioii of ruwateil iltniliU
Scretarr Herbert Issue! an o.-ur that In
ruafcltrg dis- lurg the record of tmti man
should be laki'i In ax. un aiwl to.e
innkinc the beta fhuwuur nrtalmsl
l.anjr of those rnioii s-s crn.y make
the i-riloii that thu orUer tin uttertr
Ignored uwl men wtUi eX'iMionally irond
munis were bsinlil. wt oihn hav
trar ootorlilj bad rrrorets were rctalntsl
In the senrlce.
Thcfurtherhaixf Isjaado IliaV unjust
aiscrtrolnatlorrhas'been opeoly showo'ln
the mailer of allowlcs records tn bo made
Some men who mlfed one minute have
b-en called uti fur xp!aoation, while
others have Nen absent three or ronnlnys
without having ihnr tags taken down.
Thrse men liavc been retHlned, while some
with pranhally perfect records for effl
rlrncy ami attention to their duties have
A movement is on foot to bring this matter
to the attention of secretary Herbert with
a view to having nn investigation made
as to the manner in which thlsorderhas been
The statement is made that seven car
penters are still employed In the Joiners
shop, at an expense of S25 per day, al
though for two weks past there has been
no work on hand but the making of two
WANT AN INVESTIGATION.
It is also alleged, as an Illustration of
the injustice that Is practiced, that a col
lection of money was allowed to be made
for the purpose of raising funds to pay for
amputating the leg of an Injured employe,
but on pay day the same employe was able
to walk to the yard nnd draw his saury.
TlHse discharged employes who fefcl that
they have lieen unfairly treated In tho
matter of dismissal, earnestly hope the
Secretary of the Navy will Institute an in
vestigation nnd ascertain why his official
orders are perpetually dl-obeveil.
IS SOW MHS. KINSELLI.
Tom and Fannie Made. One by Hev.
Fannie Minor and ToniKlselll were mar
ried by Rev. E. 1k Bagby at Ninth Street
Christian Church last night, thus bringing
to a happy close an affair which has been
a fruittul subject of gossip by a Urge
number of friends.
Fannie returned to her home a few days
ago and notified ncr people that she would
marry her lover; that she would marry
him because he had promised to marry
her and because she ought to marrv him.
Tiie oojectiou ui lite uioiutrnwi father to
Tom Kissel'l as a son-in-tiw weakened be
fore the argument Tannic put forth, and
the old people gave their consent.
She then informed Tom that the parental
blessing had been laid on with both hands
and that she was ready for the altar. Yes
terday arienioou he obtained a license
nnd last evening at 7:3(1 ho called at the
Minor's resuieuee. No. tins C street south
east, and with hts best rrlend, J. C. Btnns
bury, escorted Fannie and her sUter to
Ninth street northeast,
the residence of Rev. Bagby. No. 109
Mr. ii.iuy was nut at noine, and tho
servant saM that he would be found at
the church, where an officers' meeting was
in progress. Thither the quartet hastened.
They found the pastor In the midst of his
elders aud deacons and stated Uie reason
of their visit. The orricers' meeting was
suspended, the four newcomers faced to
the front before the pulpit. The ceremony
was performed without incident.
Set. "19. I8S,
Vt. C. u.. Conn.
President Times Co..
Ths Washington Tfmes oertalnij nss acconrl Isnsa
tsioh. Te gsin ths eirculnt lo'n tbjt it has" in so short
tills, and lthout resort lngtothJeouponaria prl2e method.
is really sstonlshing. "a jies-psperltlsbrlght jjj
.readable.- and as an advertising medlarTltl3 tatlefylM.
e have tunn partleular"" palnsto trace""thereeulte.orou
eavertlseoonta In The. Tltnee and" have fotwaj them ver? eat--flsrrlng;
Jours Veri" Trulj,
HEEK SOLD ON ELLIS ISLAND.
National He-form Convention Severelv
Censurcss Commissioner St nnili.
Baltimore, Dec. 13. The National Re
form Convention adjourned slue die U-
nlght. The early part of the day was de- '
voted by the deh gates to a discussion
of temperance reform.
Rev. Dr. McAllister of Allegheny. Pa
aroused considerable Interest when he
scored Secretary Carlisle, Commissioner
stump or the united btatcs immigration
Bureau, nd other United States Govern
ment officials, who permitted a saloon tn
In operated on Ellis Island, "the portal
of our country.
Mr. II. N. Haniia of Harford, esiunty.
Mil., also crlllciseil Commissioner Stump,
who is a native of Ha rfnnl county. At
Mr. liniuia's re-quest the t-uuvcntlon passed
resolutions condemning the ale or intoxi
cants on the Island.
President in a Gale and Cut Off From
lie Was Supposed tn Have Left Hat-
teras Yewtcrday. Hut Xo Word
Has Ilecn Hud From Him.
Norfolk. Va.. Dec. 13. President Cleve
land and his party have succeeded today
in thoroughly losing themselves lo tho
outside world for no one knows where he
is at present. Tho VIolcl was to have left
Hatteras today, bat whether she did so or
not Is unknown, for a gale has been raging
over the North Carolina fojnds, and the
wires Iieyond Kitty Hawk and Hatteras
At Kitty Hawk the wind blew at a rati
or sixiy-eight milts an hour and was prob
ably much heavier at Hatteras. No vessels
have arrived from North Carolina waters
and it Is the opinion of sailing masters
that the Violet could not have made the run
up Pamlico Sound under the lieavy winds
Anollier obstacle awaits the Tresklcnt
on hts return. The water In the Alts-marlo
and Chesapeake Canal, throjgft which the
Violet mut pass on her way lo Norfolk,
now measures only five and a half feet,
the lowest ever known In that coms-cllnc
lint 1 tween Virginia and North Uirolina.
It is protuble thai the Presidential partr
will have to gi to E IzatK-lb UU. N. C. nnd
come to Norrolk by rail. The storm lwkT
ansind Hatteras is the worst lar thm
FEDERATION OF LABOR.
Ili--oliitloii AimIiii Cxrrrlnu: Malls
on .street Cars Ias-J.
New York. Dec. 13.-t'p'B the rr-wwl-lifis
"f lb Cfoventv-n, F. P. Lanr ef
lie fcral Ihasenmltbl' 1'i.iiji"I lwl
the onion bad nrartteeBr who the flint
with the Iron Lmgix
Tot commute-? rrtttr rrprt!
uuiatrurablr on a r4ulita agaiusl Ibr
cnrrvln oi mails on urtsft r uutu tt
wrre oTBsl by tbe covtsrnnscet.
The nijrl .f tbe rrwoutKin was ! fret
street raiir-sid cupves) in-tn the obHea
llont inqs rU DIX'D tbtin br tbe Ictlrral
ktw. wtiicti restrtctn! the rights of rorn
In i he i3H of a strike of itrct car
employes r roads t-srrjiog the malls the
mrn. It was coctendttl. oolil tm mbjftt
to arrest lor obstructing tbe carriage of
mall..- ,-- i i ii Tn iTi i. ,
Tiwrti was a lengthy debate oTr :h
mslter ami flnallr the conTrntk-n Totttl
in lavnr or the resolution against carrying
the malls on street cars.
CRYING OVER SPILT MILK.
Explaining Why Ctilcnuo Did .Not Get
Chicago, Dec. 13. James Root, ex-mem-bcr
or the Republican national committee,
is authority for the statement that the
right between theclty andcountyractlonsof
Chicago was responsible for that city's
losiDg the national convention for next
Mr. Roofs story Is that the whole matter
was In the hands of Cornelius N. Bliss of
New York, who bore the burden of a
$54,000 debt for the national committee.
It was the plan to shift this debt to the
shoulders of Samuel W. Allerton of Chicago
and thus secure the convention.
The county end or the crowd. It Is claimed,
did not care for the convention and persu
aded Mr. Allerton not to acccptthe financial
COLDEST OF THE SEASON.
Temperature Below Zero in theNevv
Kingston. N. Y- Dec. 13. The ice Is four
Incites thick on the Hudson at this point this
Waterlown. N. Y.. Dec. 13. The cold
weatner throughout northern New York
continues, with tbe tenqierature ranging
from zero to seven points lielow. in various
loonlltii'S. early this morning.
Hanover. N. H., Dec 13. The mercury
here MI to 1 0 degrees bolovvzerolast night.
Norwich. Yt.. reports 20 below; Theuord.
Yt., IS; Lyme, N. II., 20.
Concord Junction. N. IL. Dec. 13. This
morning was the coldest of the season, the
glass- registering 10 below zero.
HARRISON DINED HY NEW.
Presidency Not Discussed, Hut Poli
ticians All Agoir.
Indianapolis. Ind., Dec. 13. Hon. John
C. New gave a dinner In honor of Gen.
Harrison this evening, and the politic
gossips are agog.
The list or guests, besides Gen, Harrison,
included Hon. W. R. McKee-n of Terre
Haute. Judges Woods. Baker, Monks, and
Jordan, of the Federal and State supreme
courts. James Wlutcomb. Riley, and Harry
While there was more or !.s talk of a
political nature the discussion of Presi
dential prospects was carerully eschewed.
This Is the last day poltlvelv-of the
great f.tttory sale at Dxrenforth's. (521
Pennsylvania, avenae. Fine suits, IS.
Matinee C. A. C. Talr, 2 to 6 o'clock, 10
How a Private Citizen May Profit
by Being Commissioner.
ECK1NGT0N WIRE PERMIT
Sonic Pointed Coincidences In Con
nection With Ibo Granting of the
License A Deal That May Be Cn-cove-reil
by Promised Invest Ijfiit Ion.
Mr. True-sdell'. Little Transaction.
The existence In Washington of a r"wer
ful effort to perpetuate and extend the ob
noxious sj stem of overhead wires Is well
Lcowp; that it has received a fresh Im
jhIus and is now pcsseswl of u stronger
influence than hcrclororc the events of the
past few das leave no doubt.
In spite of Congressional effort to check
the evil, tl.e influence of the press aud the
.demands of the people as expressed by
those representative bodits, the citizens'
associatiui.s and various other organiza
tions, the deadly current continues to
wind its threatening Ungths in mid air, a
constant source uf ilanger to life and
property ami an unsightly dh-flgurcment to
The eradiialion of the Kcklngton trolley
through the persistent efforts of Th Time"
and me refus.il oi the District t'ornmis
siouers in certain Insl.iLci-s to grant per
mite In corporations to string wires and
erect I)!e", had lesl to the belief that the
evil had been conquered. That It has
not is rhown by the action of the Board
of Coiniiilsiour, on Wedn-sdav last,
when the Potuioat Light and Power t om
juiny was given the permUslou. b-r-t tore
denltsl other mtMrms of a like thincter
tn connect by men as of poles and -'hr.td
win-s its systt-ni with that f the Ki kaigton
Ught Coojiwny. nam very m-i-tly the
roMrtjr or ihm of the tiuiaruatc trhieti
goTrrti the Dutrtet.
WHAT RUMOR HAYS
Thai a mere rsttrat aed effW-Wm" irflu
tM was bruarjii la ls-ar la HMe u tba a
ha blthrtto It-en atraafeMe goes wiiikhii
saying; Ibat It seurte I esox I" the
asMhonty "aeb pumtllnl tbe u ' re
eel vMatten sf tbe lulret ih Isw
if net Us ronslfmss-H by Me attorn- . r r
the Dktrtrt. Is ftrW ranwrtil ML. t'rr
or net three reaei ire are fMasHl t- . rt i
-oedMlACe, Mm iwjiurj wlm-tt !' ,i v
MkrhbooJ fniiew the resotatsxi pf '
m the -nte or ilr Ualllaser a W i-s
itay. srUI d--t4-p
The tafornuix n frhJeh hsl Ken. lor . :
hngrr to drruan-i that the l'lunct (:n
QCMtonrr sb.'U place the Set te In p-s-srsJon
of thru- rmsoes fur granting e rer
tiratl wire p lulls. Is also In possession of
The Times, and vrbra conul red In con
at least Intimate that official Influence
ha been exrrted In certain qtmrt-re to
nnlbfUsl by h-galcontructlon.ar;d continue
In exlrteocenoerilwliich nearly everyott;r
dty has warrd uccesrol war against.
The fattier of Eckington la Commissioner
Truesdell. Not only docs he now own or
once did. tbe greater portion of that suburb,
but vested in him was the title of tbe Eck
ington light plant.
Feeling most kindly disposed toward Uie
suburb, or it may have been tn tiie interests
of economy, the Board of Commissioners
within tiie present year endeavored to
have passed by Congress an appropriation
or $2,500 for suburban electric lighting
It was in the regular schedule, and called
for one hundred incandescent lamps at $25
Mr. Commissioner Powell was the spokes
man, and the following dialogue Is- from,
the records of the hearing. Mr. Henderson
propounding the questions:
A PLAN THAT FAILED
Q. Does this estimate which we have
been discussing include any of the suburban,
A (By Mr. Powell) Yes; it includes an
increase all around the county and dty.
Q. Does It make provision for Lcklng
ton? A. Yes; It provides for electric lights
in Eckington to tbe amount of $2.o00
That is the only place we havo electric
lights provided for outside or the city
They are being lighted now, but are being
paid for by private parties.
These were Mr. Trucsdell'sjlrlvate works,
but the appropriation didn't go through,
and it was then Impossible for htm or
his agents to mike a contract with the
Commissioners for lighting Eckington.
In casethisscheiue went through a than ge
of the law was necessary. At least Com
missioner Powell said so.
On page 7G of thesame report hesays-
"We may want to pay for electric lights
operated by overhead wires. We
want to have them operated partially b
overhead wires, no matter where the lo
cation If. ' ' The present lav.- rends
that the lights ma-t beoperatesl wholly by
means of overhead wires."
As the works of Commissioner Trnenlell
were operated byoverheail wires snd it was
illegal to string any further overhead wires
everybody can see that the appropriation
of $LV00 must have gooe to the Eckington
It Is stated on good authority tliat when
Congress failed to pass the appropriation
Mr. Truesdell, the private citizen, offered
the plant for sale to the United State
Electric Lighting Company, but that con
trrn, not deeming it n profitalilv invest
ment; under the circumstances, declined to
purchase. DENIED TOTHEO.S.COMPANV.
As a member of the board. Mr Trnes
ill 11 was prolably cogn!zant of the efforts
of the Commissioners to secure thU piece
of legislation from Congress, and In any
event It Is regarded as significant that
when It failed to go through his electric
property as put on the market It was
not bought, for .obvious reasons, us without
an appropriation for public lighting the
suburb or Eckington could hardly support
the luxury or electric lights.
Right here It is pertinent to state
that the United States Electric Light Com
pany had been denied an application for
a permit to erect wires acd poles In the
same general territory as that covered
by Hie permit on last Tuisday granted
the Potomac Light Company, uf which
the Eckington plant is now part and parcel.
As business men the officers of this con
cern perceived that the I so la led plant, with
all chance of its utilization by connect
ing wires blocked by the position of the
Conimlssioners, was not u moi.cy making
It became evident that something was
needed to either succor IheEckington plant
or put it In position for eale.and thesequali
ficatlons have been added.
The resolution to Senator Galllnger was
probably prd!cated on these reports, which
are current among the parties Interested
iu this class of transactions.
These same reports, however, nave
more interesting side in connection with
thesalcof lheEcktngtunpl.-int totbeacorge
tovvn concern. It is said that the sale was
notan actualfact.an acc-onipl'shed trans
action, until after the wire stringing permit
had been granted.
According to report Mr. Truesdell grant-
(Contlnueil n Second Page.)
Pnrll'iment to Meet In February.
Umdon. Dec. 13. The Officii! Gazetto
i-onlnlns a notice summonlrg Parliament
lo meet on February 11.