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WASHINGTON, D. C, MO X DAY MOK2OTG, DECEMBER 30, 1S93.--EIGITE SP GES.
VOL. 2. NO. 653.
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STARTED 1TFQR ROBBERY
Startling Evidence in the Theater
WAS A FIXED UP PLAN
Coroner' Jury, However, Would Not
Believe the Witness und Brought.
In n Verdict of h'o Ono to Mame.
Last of the Victim Were Hurled
Baltimore, Dec. 29. There were six
teen funerals today of persons ivho lost
their lives in tho f rightful panto last Friday
night at the old Front Street Theater.
Seven of the victims were bjricd yesterday
evening and last night.
All of those who were killed in the
stampede have now txt-n interred. The
death list has not been increased bejond the
original figures sent out by the United
Press 23 and It is not probable that there
will be any immediate additions to the num
ber. Those of the injured who are at the hos
pitals are improving and so far as can be
learned those who were removed to their
homes Immediately after the disaster are In
a fair way to recover from their injuries.
BLAMED THE AUDIENCE.
A coroner's jury was in session for several
hours today In an attempt to learn Just
why the terrible accident hapiened. After
elfling the testimony of a large number of
witnesses the Jury returned a verdict sta
ins that "there was no ground for the
stampede; that the cry of fire which was
raised was entirely without foundation;
that if the audience had remained In their
seats no one would have been injured."
In conclusion the verdict says:
"We can attach blame to no one except
the audience Itself, which became panic
stricken and raised the cry of 'fire' simply
because some one had ignited a leakage in
a gas pipe, which leakage was so trivial
that witnesses testified that it could have
remained burning for hours without dam
one." SOME STARTLING TESTIMON1.
Jacob SUinciderman's testimony created
a senation in the Jury room. He swore
that a gang of fifty persons his own
people were responsible for the horror, j
It was their intention to cause a stampede
for (lie purpose of robbery jewelry, money,
clothing, anything which they could take
from the excited people. He asserted
that many of the gang came from other
cities but that some of Its members were
residents of Baltimore. The Jury, ap
Iiarently, did not bcliee Sclnelderman's
The fact was adduced, however, that
the old death trap was rented, whenever a
tenant could be found for $1 5 per night, and
that the owners were somewhat Indifferent
to its structural or other defects and that
illuminating gas had been escaping in the
theater for days. Three persons were made
ill nt the theater last Tuesday night by
Inhaling the gas-filled atmosphere.
The question of how far the law officers
who arc charged with the inspection of
public buildings are liTenable to criticism
for the awful catastrophe is being-freely
discussed. Meanwhile the hackneyed ver
dict of "Nobody to blame" must stand.
SXOWSTOHMS IX THE 'WEST.
Truclfflc on Several Itnllrnads Practi
cally nt a Standstill.
Bt. Paul, Minn., Dec. 29. Di-patchestrom
the West indicate that a big snow storm
has scrioulsy interfered with traffic The
etorni began Friday and so completely
blocked the switchback on the Great North
ern on the west slope of the Cascade Range
that the schedule was sadly interrupted.
The storm In Washington appears to
have been especially severe, and for a dis
tance of nearly ten miles, between Madison
and Wellington, the slide or snow and earth
made it Impossible for overland trains to
to get tiirougb. "
SHOT TI1HOUGH THE WINDOW.
West Virginian Killed HIk Neighbor
for a Burglar.
Hun tlngton, W. Va., Dec. 29. At 3 o'clock
this morning, Howard Netvsom, a farmer
living at the north of Salt Creek, on the
Sandy, heard some one on his fiont porch.
He took his rifle and fired tlirough the
window, almost instantly killing a neigh
bor, named Fletcher Wallace. Newsom
claims that the man was trying to
burglari7e ills home,, but Wallace's family
claims he went to see Newsom to borrow a
horse. Both were favarably known, and
Newsom will be arrested.
SUICIDE OF I'OLITICIAX.
He Cut an Artery and Then Shot
Hlllsboro, III., Dec. 29. Brewer A.
Hendricks, a saloonkeeper and prominent
Democratic politician, committed suicide
yesterday afternoon by cutting an artery
in his arm and then shooting himself.
He wns county clerk of Montgomery
county eight years and was nominated
for the third time by the Democratic
party last year, but was defeated. He
had been drinking heavily and brooding
over financial troubles for several days.
He leaves a wife and two children.
Victim Wanted Ills Heart Puuctuied
Heforo He Wan Hurled.
Salt Lake, Utah, Dec. 29. A sensational
suicide occurred at Beaver, Utah, yesterday.!
Fred. White, discoverer of the Rob Roy
mine, and at one time Very wealthy, took'
morphine. In a letter he called down curses,
on those who had robbedbim.
He also desired that his heart should be
punctured two or three times after hli
body was found in order that deatli might
be certain. He bad a horror of being burled
Too Much Carbolic Acid.
Columbus, O., Dec 29. John C. Kelly, of
Mount Sterling, Ky., aged twenty-six, com
mitted suicide at the Town Street House to
day by taking carbolic acid. He left a note
stating that he killed himself because his
aunt, who lives here, did not unite him to
dinner on Christmas Day.
Tou can get Reception Slippers to match
your dress at Crocker's, 939 rctihsyl
vanla avenue nortbweit.
JUSTICE BREWER DENIES IT
Says He Was Not Offared a Place
on the Commission.
He Recommends Chief Justice Fuller,
and Says Harrison Cannot Afford
to Serso Upon It.
8t. Louis, Dec 29. Justice David J.
Brewer, of theUnited States Supreme Court,
Is In this city en route from San Antonio,
Texas, where he has been at the bedside of
a sick daughter, to Washington. He left
Judge Brewer said theree port that he had
been asked to accept a place on the Venezue
lan commission was untrue. He said:
"I would not be surprised If Chief Justice
Fuller were tendered a place on the com
mission. He and the President are warm
friends. The chief Justice would make an
excellent man for the place, but, although
he Is wiry and Is capable of doing an im
mense amount of work, I do not think he
would acceptlhc position. Uisdutles would
then be too great for any man.
"As to General Uurrlson, I do not think
that he would accept a position on the com
mission. He can probably make more
money out of his luw practice and uot do
such hard work. And then, although I
do not know, he may be a candidate."
"Would the fact that he held a place
on tills commission seriously interfere
with Ids candidacy, in jour opinion?" was
"It would not help htm any," replied
Justice Brewer. "If he were a candi
date, he would most probably want to be
where the politicians gather, and lie would
not have the time to do this If he sat
on the commission."
Continuing, Judge Brewer said: "Speaker
Reed Is now on trial, as it were, He has
a position that Is a difficult one to fill,
and the next few montlis will make or
break him. MtKlnley will enter the
convention 'with the most votes, but I do
not think cither he or Morton will be able
to control It. In that caso they will
compromise upon some man acceptable
to both, and It would not surprise me
If that man were Allison."
KILLED BY A POSTMASTER.
Prominent Citizen Shot In an Illinois
Weldoil, 111., Dec 29. Dr. William H.
Taylor, u member of the lower house of
the gcueral usscmbly from the Thirtieth
district, was shot and Instantly killed
at 8 o'clock last night by John II. Pace,
the postmaster of this town. Pace pleads
self-derense, while the friends of his victim
assert lhat the shooting was premeditated
and the result of jealousy.
Dr. Taylor had practiced medicine here
for twenty-eight years, and was popular
with all classes. Pace had been sepa
rated from his wife for over-a year, and
had accused Dr. Taylor or being the cause
of his family troubles. To Ihcsc charges
little attention was paid nt the time, Dr.
Taylor's reputation lielng such as to cast
general discredit upon Ihem.
Bent on securing his mall, the doctor
entered the postoffice shortly before 8
o'clock last night. While standing at
the window, it is said, he demanded of
ro6tmaster Pace an explanation of a
a letter which he had heard the latter
had written regarding a suit he trace)
was prosecuting against the representa
tive. Pace says that he told the dortor to
leave, hut that the latter advanced upon
him, threatening an assault, whereupon
he drew a revolver and shot him in the
bead, inflicting a wound that proed in
No one but the two participants were
present at the lime, but the shot attracted
scores of. people.. Mr. race made no
effort to flee, but calmly surrendered his
revolver when asked for it, saying his life
had been in danger and he had fired only
in self-defense. Angry mutterings were
beard, but no violence was offered when
the authorities took him in charge.
Dr. Taylor had long been prominent In
political circles in tills part of the State.
.Among his close frlpnds were Senator
Collom and John R. Tanner.
L.VHOB JOIXS IIAXDS.
American Federation mid the Chicago
Trader, Assembly Amalgamate.
Chicago, Dec. 29. reace Is restored
among the labor associations of this city.
The terms of settlement of existing dif
ficulties suggested by the American Fed
eratlon of Labor at its recent meeting held
In New York, were accepted tonight by
the Chicago Trades and Labor Assembly
and having been previously accepted by the
Chicago Labor Congress, the trouble Is
The result will be the amalgamation of
the labor congress and trades assembly.
' hlch was the plan of adjustment proposed.
Mooimblner Kills an Officer.
Huntington, W. Va., Dec. 29. Deputy
United States marshals have been run
ning down men engaged in the manu
facture of moonshine in the interior for
some time. This evening nt the mouth
of Horse Creek; fifty miles south. Deputy
Filmore Dameron, with the assistance of
George Porter, was trying to secure. John
Owens, wanted on a warrant, when the
latter fired at them, shooting Porter
through the heart. He escaped, but a
posse was Immediately organized and
pursued the murderer inlo the Eastern
Perished In the Flames.
St. Pctersbnrg. Dec. 29. A fire occurred
In a disorderly house In this city today
and five girls and a man perished In the
flames. It Is believed that the victims
were Intoxicated and that their stupor
prevented them from realizing that the
house was burning or that they were in
Lumber Mill Burned.
Cairo, 111., Dec. 29. The plant of the
Chicago Mill and Lumber Company, for
merly known as the Wolverine Mill, was
destroyed by fire yesterday. The loss Is
estimated at $100,000. It was Insured for
$70,000. Seven refrigerators and three
freight cars belonging to the Big Tour Ball
road, standing near by were also destroyed.
Canon Warr Dead.
London, Bee. 29. Canon Warr died at
ChlldwaU, near Liverpool, tcday, aged
eighty-one years. He was formerly a pio
neer at Oakvllle, Toronto, on behalf of
the Society for the Propagation of the
Department Hampered by Lack
of Men and Apparatus.
ONE ENGINE TO A MILE
Millions ot Property Constantly Men
aced by the Insufficiency of the
Synteni Some Startling Facts
Developed by Chief. Parrls". Report.
Xo Other City So X'oorly Eciulpjied.
The fire department, notwithstanding its
high degree of efficiency, is seriously
hampered by its lack of un adequate force
and the necessary apparatus to protect the
property of the large area for which It is
The necessity of more fire plugs cannot
It is an undisputed fait that should a
fire occur in Brlghtwood, MJ. Pleasant,
Soldiers' Home, Petworth, Takoma Park
and other suburban villages It would be
impossible for the city apparatus to reach
the ground In time to be of any gnat serv
ice. The amount estimated for horses is to
FIRE MAF OF
The map shows the location of the flro engine of tho city, tho most uorthern br log Chjralcnl
Engine No. 2. In Mount I'leasint. As No 8 Is a mile ana a quarter from the Eastern Branch
and nearly two miles from the outskirts of Anacostla. It vlll he sen atwnat Impractical dis
tance the northern and western subnros are Irom No. 9, No. T. and "No; i, Tnewholo force Is
confined Britain an Area ot about lwei,tr-fHe square luttcs Chief agtneer Farrls, of the rlra
Department, Is of tho opinion that the eitynouU be welt guarded with one engine to every
half mile square, and that six more engines, at least, would be necessary to constitute a Brst
replaceanlmals which have become ph sic 1
"We have seventy-four horses; of these
forty-eight are In good condition and fit
for any service required of them; seven
teen are in fair condition only and nine In
bad condition. A little more than one-half
of them are beyond criticism. We want
two more men for each company."
No reader of The Times would supp
that these statements are on the authorny
of the chief engineer ot the city fire de
partment; but they are, and they exhibit
a condition of things which will be re
garded as a disgrace to the capital of the
If all this is true, and Chief UnzineorPar
ris says it Is, there is more need of money
for horses that are not wrecks nnd men who
will be wrecks if not better paid, than
for streets, avenues to the District line
or for sewers. ,
NOT A NEW CONDITION.
The Times presents above a map which
will give a pictorial Illustration and proof
of the inadequacy of the present fire de
partment equipment for the territory it Is
popularly supposed to cover. It will be
understood that all of the suburbs, includ
ing Anacostla, are considered to be within
the fire limits.
It wi I e understood, also, that however
bad the present condition Is, It hns lccn
Just as bad for some years although In
reality the city has actually retrogressed in
the matter of fire protection. Chief En
gineer PaTris jvas appointed to his position
In 16SG. Since that time there have been
b,ut two steamers added lo the equipment.
In that period official reports show that
the suburbs have more than doubled in the
value and extensions of property and that
25 per cent has been added to that of the
city proper. Thus, ten years ugo the city
than it is in this year, of grace, when
lobbyists are besieging all the corridors
and committee doors of the Capilol with
schemes other than for the neglected,iire
What would a Congressman think if he
were told that It is nearly a mile and a
quarter from the nearest engine house
to the bridge which connects the fire de
partment with the populous and Important
subnrb of Anacostla, and that there are In
that city the German Orphan Asylum and
St. Elizabeth's Asylum? Or that It is nearly
a mile from the bridge to the outskirts of
Anacostla, so that when an alarm for
Anacostla is Btruck It might be that an
engine would be obliged to go nearly two
miles to reach the fire?
AS TO THE SUBURBS.
There is only one redeeming feature of
this bad business as far as It relates to
Anacostla, and that is that there i art
arrangement by which there Is a relief of
horses at the bottom of the hill, this change
being supplied by the St. Elizabeth Asylum.
By a glance at the map the nearest engine
to Anacostla, with 1,000 buildings, will
be noted to be No. 8, on North Carolina
avenue, between Sixth and Seventh streets
southeast. The other engines are propor
tionally distant nnd require more time to
reach the town and could not all be pulled
up the bill by the same relief horses from St.
Elizabeth's Asylum. No. 3, for Instance,
the next nearest engine, when it arrived'
in Ahacostio. from a distance ot two miles',
would )w there with horses "well blown"
and besides the relief horses "would at that.
Continued on Eighth Page.
HIS MISSIOM MYSTERY
Senor Jorge UlsatjonVehezuela Ar
Gencrully HelleT.ed.'llhat HIk Presence
Is In Connection jWtti tho Pend
Senor Jorge Ulrat!0f JVeneiuela arrived
In the city yestirdaj tfrom New Xork
and registered at the Arlington. He Is
accompanied by bis wife and twodaughteni.
Later In the day' Ke-poved to Wlllard'a
Hotel and at night be weut over to the
Senor Ulsar was fcry much In deinard.
although he doe noj speak English at all.
At the Arlington be registered as from
New Vork and at Wlllard's as from Ven
ezuela. Last night he and family drove up to
the Venezuelan Legation on Iowa circle,
where they had an .hour's interview with
the Venezuelan minister, and on Senor
UlsarV return he retired without having
revealed much of the object of his mission
lo this country.
One of the government employes had
had ft brief talk with 'Senor Ulsar In Frenih,
but, the visitor was credited with being
very secretive as to his intentions, but
feft tile impression that he was In some
way related to "the borne government.
He was as close as a clam when it came
to intimating why he had visited this
It is likely lhat Senor Ulsar has come
to Washington to stay for some time, be
.cause if he had but a special message
from his government jto the Venezuelan
legation, he probably would not have
been accompanied by his family. It Is
also learned that he has already been
making inquiries for permanent head
quarters. In the absence ot positive Information
it lias been conjectured that he has come
here to watch the progress of events and to
get at the true relation of this government
to his own, as was recently done by the rep
resentatives of the Cuban Insurgent party.
It was also stated that he had come here
with a view offsetting access to the docu
ments relating to the lands which the Eng
lish propose to lease to certain companies
in the disputed territory. It Is understood
that the English government has Indicated
that it will make the titles to these lands
accessible to the proposed commission
when ready to investigate.
Senor Ulsar la said to be Interested in
some of the lands covered by tho proposed
English grants to these companies.
If he can acquire Information as rapidly
as he can new hotels be will be a Jewel to
any Interest bo may be serving. He dined
at one hotel, Bupped at another, andslept at
a thlrd. within the space of four hours, and
made all these lightning changes with a
family and baggage In proportion.
UiUq tbe.tiinopfjus visit to the Venzue
lau legation he was amanof much mystery.
It is presumed that h would have called on
the Venezuelan minister from the Arling
ton but tor the several changes he found
agreeable as to his resldeence in the city.
Generous Offer ot "The Herald."
New ork, Deo. 29. In view of the
great benetlt that must accrue to the
business interests and trade relations of
New York by holding the next Democratic
national convention here, the Herald takes
pleasure in announcing that It will head
the subscription list tor that purpose
with $10,000, provided the rest ot the
amount required be subscribed by the
business men of the city.
Body of Broker Ebckwood.
New Tork, Dec. 29. The body of the
man who was drowned Saturday evening
at the Erie railway ferry, Cnamliers street,
was today fully Identified as that ot John
B. Lockwood, the stock" broker, Mr.E.
H. SIsson, of Tenafly, N. 1., visited the
morgue In the forenoon and made the
Barn Hurned by Trumps.
Norrislown, Pa., Dec 29. The barn on
William RIttenboust's and at Jefferson
ville, near here, was burned this evening.
Besides the loss of the, season's crops,
twenty-seven cows 'and fonr horses 'per
ished. The fire Is supposed to have- been
slarted by tramps'. Tbe loss Is $17,000;
m m m
Mnrder In the Flrt Degree.
Omoha.Neb., Dec. 29. The Jury In the
murder case o'f Claude BJ.TIoovcr this morn
ing broucfit IrTa verdicfuf murder In the
first degree and fixed tiie penalty ctCeatli.
Hoover kllled"'Bajn "Djubcis, his biolher
infiwand jr wmilhuan-elect December 13.
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STUDIO WiLLS CAVED IH
Artist Kuhn Had a Close Gall for
VALUABLE PI0T0KES RDINEl)
He Wuk at Work When the Floor
Sauk and MiuTi- a Danli for Safety.
Building Wan Weakened by Im
provement on the Adjoining Mruc
tnrtj 1'articularti nf the Incident.
Mr. Julius Kuhn, the artist of Ninth
street, had u most dr.imatlu race against
death on Saturday night. He was at work
Inhisstudio in the second floor, second room
back, at 119 Ninth street, about 10 o'clock,
when the south wall ot the building van
ished, carrying with It piles of pictures and
with a roar th.it was heard for squares
Mr. Kuhn was titling near llieeastvndnf
the room, the only exit lielng at the west
end, where there was a door leading into
the east room facing the street. He was at
work at the extreme east end of the studio
when heheard theflrstore.ikof thellmliers
as they began to part.
He Jumped up and In the next Iiitnnt the
floor began to sink and at thesame time the
wall shook aim shivered. He made a c'ash
for the front room door and Just as lie wns
rising over the incline made by Hie unKcn
I floor the whole south wall went down with
a crash and a cloud of dust and splinters,
carrying with it In the wreck all the pic
tures on the wall and plies ot those wt-lch
were resting against the wall.
MR. KUUN'S CLOSE CALL.
The wreck a viewed jeslenUy :y mcics
4 ot people might literally lie described as
Mr. Kuhn descrllies It as a close Mil. Had
ho been working, as he sometimes ,los. on
the pictures on the wall he would have
now been a part tit the Indescribable ruins
, which lie iu an unalghtly heap next door.
j By a miracl'i the stove wa not ovrtumed,
' which, had it occurred, would joon have
and canvas nnd paiers.
The accident occurred in this way: The
house south of 119 has been torn down to
' he rebuilt, the workmen now bWng en-
gaged,ln the restoration under Mr. Smith
as contractor. Thu south wall of No. 419
had been half taken down and the half
ejic'oslug the room in which Mr. Kuhn was
seated was supported by a piece of scant
ling. lfAD NOTIFIED TUK CONTRACTOR.
Mr. Kuhn claims that he had notified
Mr. Smith of the possible djnger, but wns
assured by Mr. Smith that it was safe to
remain. The fact is however, that the
wall came down In the manner,describcd.'
,Mr. Kuhn at once notified the police and
'lheyrespbnded wltli'sorae officials of the
fire 'department. They looked at the" ruins
and have promised to give the case their
attention. Mr. Smith also went there yes
terday nnd viewed the wreck.
One of the fortunate circumstances of
the case Is that the crash did not come
during the day when the men were at work.
Hail it occurred then there is no telling
what would have been the consequences,
but it could scarcely have failed to have
resulted In some fatal accidents.
ASSAULTED II V NEGUOES.
Grocery Merchant Beaten and Cut,
and Ills Wife Clinked.
Jackson, Miss., Bee. 29.-J. F. Smith, a
prosperous grocery merchant, was murder
ously assaulted last night by three negroes
and left for dead. They called at his
store about 10 o'clock for some tobacco on
Smith declined to sell that way and thcy
knocked him In the head with a. coupling
pin, cut bra throat and threw him off the
gallery. Re-entering the store, they ran
sacked the cash drawer but got nothing, and
then went In his bed room, whero Mrs.
Smith was sleeping, choked her Into In
sensibility, stole a pistol and left.
Smith regained consciousness, gave the
alarm and told the names or his assailants.
The police had two negro toughs by morn
ing, hut one scaled the Jail yard wall and
escaped in five minutes after commitment.
The excitement In the neighborhood Is
Intense nnd hundreds have visited the scene.
Physicians say that Smith's skull is cracked
and that the gash in the throat is serious,
so that recovery is doubtful.
RUBBING IT LV.
Clironlclo Says Dunraven Has Caused
More Trouble TJian Olney.
London, Dec. 29. The Chronicle tomor
row, commenting on the proceedings of the
committee inquiring into the charges made
by Lord Dunraven against the Defender
and her 'owners, will say:
"Lord Dunraven's failure to incriminate
the Defender's owners and crew Is com
plete. He may now in cold blood reflect
that be has done more to breed bad blood
between the two great nations than Presi
dent Cleveland and Mr. Olney combined."
rrotnted In His Pulpit
Toungstown, 0., Dec. 29. While deliver
ing a sermon In Trinity Methodist Episco
pal Church today the pastor. Rev. Dr. H. W.
Kellogg, was stricken with loss of memory,
and the services were suddenly closed. Dr.
Kellogg took n trip through Europe this
year for his health. Last night he slept
but little, suffering with nervous prostra
tion. Cleveland Millionaire Dead.
Cleveland, O., Dec. 29. Charles H. BuIU-
Jey, aged fif tyjtwo, one of Cleveland's fore
most capitalists nnd real estate dealers,
died this afternoon of a complication of
diseases. His wealth Is estimated at
between two and three millions. He was
a director in the National Bank of Com
merce. " '
Hus..la Gettlnu Her Oar In.
London, "Dec. 29. The Chronicle will
tomorrow publish a dispatch from Con
stantinople, saing that the constant move
ments of the. Russian Ulaek Sea fleet lead
to the belief, tliat it may make a surprise
visit to Cons iantinople on the pretext
of assisting the sultan to quell carefully
Opera Ilout-c Burned.
Hartford, Kaq., Dec, 29. P.. B. Prion's
Q2.-ra House, E. C. Rich & Company,
general merchandise, and. McGregor &
Reed's hardwire store were clc.strojfcl by
fire todav Total loss $4(,0U0.
SCHLATTER FOUND AGAIN
Healer Is in a Little Town in Mex
lie SayH the Father Han Culled HI in
to Labor In Central
America. ' .,
Albuquerque, N. M., Dec. 29. -E. P.
Houston, receiver of thePeor!a,Decaturand
Evaasvllle railroad; J. W. Snyder, a busi
ness man of Tarls, III., and L. H. Stanley
have returned to this city from a few dajs"
trip In search ot "Healer" Schlatter.
They found Schlatter In an obscure Mexi
can settlement, west of Cabazoti, about
eighty miles west of there, .sitting by the
fire reading a Bible.
He interpreted the coming of the three
wise men of the East as the reason why the
father had kept him there so long, and laid
hands on Mr. Houston, who had sought him
to cure a paralysis of the left side.
He held his hands for nn hour or more
benefited and hopes fn time to be perfectly
healed. Schlatter told them, ns far as he
knew, the father directed hhn to go to
Central America, but he wlllstopsomedays
at u Zuul reservation. He bade the
strangers good-by, mounted his white horee
and rode off through the sandy plain to the
'0 IMMEDIATE ISSUE.
General Belief That the President
Will Watt a Pew DnyM.
Despite the almost numberless rumors
to the effect that the impending Issue ot
lionds will be made a't once, possibly today,
there is good autliorltjvfor the belief that
several days will be permitted to elapse
before the announcement of Issuance is
made. The reason for this delay will be
in order to give the Senate an opportunity
to act upon the revenue 'bill issed by the
House and which Is now under consideration
by the Committee on Finance.
It Is stated as a practical certainty that
if the Senate would, within a reasonable
time, take up and pass this revenue bill,
there would, at this time, be no Issue of
bonds. The Immediate Increase of re
ceipts would be sufficient to meet the re
quirements for governmental expenditures
andnegntiationafor the sale of bonds would
be indefinitely postponed.
It Is desired, above all tilings, to give
the Senate a chance tomakesuch ashowing
on the revenue bill as will Indicate its
passage or failure In that body. No more
injudicious political move could be made
than to Issue bonds today. The President
and his advisers ore too shrewd and far
seeing men of affairs not to understand
that party expediency now dictates that
they should remain passive until the action
of the Senate upon the revenue bill is
Had It been advisable to make an exceed
ingly bold play for political advantage the
notification of another bond Issue- would
have been sent to the House before 3 o'clock
Saturday afternoon, the time fixed for
taking a vote on the bond bill. Such a
stroke would have given the Democratic
and not the Republican party all the credit
for whatever revival of business t.r In
crease of gsneral prosperity there may be
Ijctween now and the close of the present
Those In position to possess the most
reliable Information express the belief that
the next sale of bonds will not exceed S 100,
000,000. No special significance is attached by
officials to the fact that during last week
$14,000,000 in gold coin was sent from
the Philadelphia mint to New York. The
demand In lhat direction began December
21 and has continued without interruption
until the present.
This requirement has been met by the coin
age of $20,000,000 in gold bars that were
sent to that mint last August. With the
amount ot bars ou hand prior to that time
and those received since through the regular
channels, there are now on hand gold bars
to the value of $20,000,000. This Is dally
being reduced by coinage and in a short
time the supply will be exhausted. It Is
believed that although a large proportion
ot this gold wns sent abroad some of It
remained in this country.
This depletion of gold must be properly
added to the amounts withdrawn through
the regular channels and simply means an
exhaustion in advance of the stock which
would have been utilized to meet regular
TjTE INDIANS AltE STARVING.
Chief Ignaelo and Ills Band Without
Food or Reservation.
Chicaco. Dec. 29. A special from Denver
says: Chief Ignacio and his band of Ute
Indians are starving on the western end of
the reservation set apart for them by uct
ot Congress last February, and aU because
the government has not kept its promise
to establish an agency onthelands reserved.
Early In the fall the chief was Informed
thattfheandhlstribe would goto theagency
at the eastern end of the reservation, a
distance of seventy-five niiie, they would
receive their money and rations and the
promised agency in their own dstirict, at
Navajo Springs, would be established be
But the government has not kept Its
word and the Indians have received no
rations for months.
Chief Ignacio says that hewill starve
before he will go to the old agency again.
He says he has kept his agreement and
wonders why "Washington" docs not keep
It is feared that some of his young men
will forage on neighboring cattle ranges
and this will precipitate bloodshed.
The Durango board of trade has aided
the Indians materially and white settlcrsj
near them havt fed them out of scant 6tocks.
The board of trade received no encourage
ment to their application to Indian Com-
missloner Browning, and now they have
issued a general appeal to Washington iu.d
the people of the United States to su ply
the starving red men with the necessities
For Concealed Weapons).
Richard Goodall, colored, was arrested
yesterday and locked up at No. 2 station
charged with carrying concealed weapons.
Goodall" became quite hilarious, through
the effects of whisky, and while flourishing
the firearm In the street, was caught by
Grand Old Man In Krne-.-
lilarritz, France, Dec. 29 Mr. William
j;. G'ad3tont, ex-rrime Minister or Great
Uritain, and his party arrlud here Sund? v
Mysterious Case of Alleged At'
ALL PARTIES ARE RETICENT
IIlH DriifiBlHt Friend Would Not Talk
and EserycneElso IsEeiually Cloe
Moutlied Man Ix a Woodturner
mid Im Besting Quietly at the Hn
liltal Doctors Say He Will Kecover
Jefferson D. Ncrris, a wcodtumer, forty
years of age, living at No. 21 C Eleventh
street southwest, tcok a dose of laudanum
with suicidal intent In the drug store of
Henry W. Christman, corner cf Fifteenth
anil 8 streets, at 4 o'clock yesterday after
noon. Considerable mystery surrounds tl.e case
and all parties connected with It refuse
absolutely to say cnythlng In regard to It.
taken, the doctors have been asked to re
fuse all information. When a rrporfer
called at tl.e hospital last night Mr. Christ-man,-
accompanied by another gentleman
and a lady, were there.
KEPT IT TO HIMSELF.
When oskedtfor a statement of the ian
he denied any knowledge of it whatever,
and said that he was not a druggist, had
never been connected with the medical
profession and did not know any out
by the name of Norrla.
He was seen later In the evening at
his store, and admitted his Identity, and
also admitted knowing Nnrrls, but stated
positively that the man had not been In
Why so much secrecy should surround
the case Ills difficult to tell. This much
Is known, however. He did lake an
overdose of laudanum in the drug store,
and Druggist Christman administered an
injection of apomorphla, which acted as
an emetic, and probably saved the mau
WAS GIVEN REMEDIES.
Other remedies were also tried, but as
the drug still seemed to affect Norris,,
Christman and a clerk took him between
tbem and attempted to walk off the effects
of the poison.
They got him as far ns Fifteenth and V
streets, where lie fell to the ground and
bad to be carried lo Hurlebau's drug store,
on the corner of V and Fourteenth streets,
where a call for an am balance was turned in.
At a late hour last night it was said at
the hospital that the man would probabl
FUNDS FOll ARMENIANS.
BlK -Meeting Held, by-Leading People
In Carhhrldujrt. .
Cambridge, Mass.', Decs 29. A' largely
attended meeting for the purpose of
raising funds to alleviate the sufferings of
the Armenians was held in the Shepard
Memorial Church thLs afternoon.
Prof. Charles F. Norton of Harvard de
livered an address, during -which he said:
"The message of the President to Con
gress has Immensely weakened the ca
pacity ot England to afford an effectual
remedy to the sufferings in Armenia. A
heavier blow was never struck against
America herself than the issue, by the
head of her government, ot a message, not
so much to Congress as lo the people at
large. Intimating that unless that dispute
be settled upon terms such as he might dic
tate, the issue should be war.
"Such an Intimation is a crime against
civilization. By this threat popular govern
ment and democratic institutions wer
woZ.ded in the house or their friends ai
th never could have been by external
' -The next four months arc fraught with
tie destiny of America. Io these months
the reasonableness, tho moral integrity,
the righteousness ot our people is to b
tested and the fate of Americans to h
ITS SERVICES NOT NEEDED.
American Society In London Gle- Up
Its Peace Meeting.
London, Dec. 29. It was announced last
week that the American Society In London
Jouid hold a meeting tomorrow to consider
resolution expressing hope and confidence
that the difference between the United
States and Great Britalu woiM lie amicably
The society lias now elecidesl that In view
or the Improvement lit public opinion such
a meeting Is no longer opportune. The
meeting will therefore not be held, the
society being confident that the differenc
. wl,, ,((. adjustt amicably and hoi.orabbr
to both nations.
Locomotive for ItiiM-la.
Philadelphia, Dec. 29. Twenty llaMwIu
oil-burning locomotives have been loaded
on the British steamer Turret Bay and she
will steam away tomorrow on her lonn
voyage to Novorossisk, a Russian scapoit
on the Black Sea. The engines are aniouc
the largest ever bulltby the Baldwin Loco
motive Works, weighing ninety-seven ti ns
each, and have special fire boxes for
burning petroleum. The tenders hold lbs
oil Instead ot wood and coal.
English Newspaper Humor.
London, Dec. 29. The Times will to
morrow publish a dispatch lrom Caroms.
Venezuela, saying that the situation there
is quieter in the, absence of further e.v
citing telegrams from the United States. -'
Auction ."sales Today.
C. G Sloan A Co., 1407 l! street north
west N street northwest, No. 210, brlcM
dwelling, s-ib lot 110,squ:irer,3ri:by order
ot Edward J. Stellwegen and Henry J. Fin-
1...- , rt.cfona Knl Mnnriiir. IlwltlhHr !3.
j 4.3'n m postponed until today at 4:'10
u".. Br03., Ninth ond D street-,
notUlwcstBevcnteetn strCct northwwt.
. . k ,,w,,ilie. I)iltt original
lot 13, square 104; by order of W. E. Ed-
monston and C. II. Williamson, trustees.
Sala today at 4 p. m.
Piney Branch road, near Takoma. 4.P3
acres; by order of A. F. Fox and T. A.
Lambert, trustees. Sale today at 3 p. m,
Thomas Dowllnc A Co., 612 E street
northwest Twelfth street northeast, be
tween D and E streets, building site, lot
10 to 49, square 1008, by order ot "W. E.
Wright and R. E. Bradley, trustees. Sal
today at 4 p. m.
. . .
Dyrccrorth's fit Is always to be relied;
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