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THE MOBNING-TLMESrTUESOAYi DECEMBER 31, 1895.
-.- .s -si -.
fc lorajrc Warehouse
1 liM near JM.
Corner tlerr nth.
will do more towari brig lite nine up
mil re ne urine old f-urultnre ih.au
an j-thins jvu can use, .3 tcnU &
CocJ alztf J bottle.
WARDROBE O QA
BOX COUCH, i45i .t?U.
value others sav $12. One
of the most useful couches
3'ou can have. It's a chest
as well as a couch.
iiauv another value
in our Couch Department
equally as big.
ART ROOMS SIX! II FLOOR.
"I vinnt to be the Jeweler who'"-
co noa lato jour niluu lust
into the obscurity
of the pnst.
It has b;en a successful
year with me, and I attribute
it to faithfully observing- the
following1 rules which I have
laid down for myself:
"Always have the newest
goods in town.
"Have only the prettiest
"ScJ lower than anyone
If you have any New Yeai;
gifts to make, my stock af
fordsyouasplendidselection. L E). Davison,
1105 F Street N W.
REVOLUTION IN HAYTI.
Alexis Nord Heads u. Rising; Aguluxt
Kingston, Jamaica, Dec. 30. A steamer
rrlvlns here from Aux Cajes.Uaytl, today
brings a report that a rising took place
there on Christmas Eve, but that the gov-
ernment promptly arrested the leaders and
succeeded In restoring order and quiet.
The steamer also brings news mat Alexis
Nord, at the head of a strong party In tlie(
norm 01 iiaj ii, uas opemy declared nunseir
against President Wppolile. Three boat
loads of Haytl&n exiles here have sailed
for Uayti, presumably to meet the expedi
tion against Illppolite.
The elecUons will take place In naytl on
January 10, when trouble Is expected.
SUBORNATION OF TERJUKY.
of Murderer Holmes' Counsel.
Philadelphia, Dec. 30. The grand Jury
this afternoon made a return to Judge
Hare, In the quarter sessions court, of the
bills acted upon by them during the past
Among the Indictments found was a true
one against William A. Shoemaker, one
of the attorneys for n. II. Holmes, the
convicted murderer. The bill charges Shoe
maker with attempted subornation of
perjury Id connection with the unsuccessful
effort to secure a new trial for Holmes.
BIG GOLD FIND IN VIRGINIA.'"
Nugget Weighing Thirty-one Pounds"
In Montgomery County. -
(Special to The Times.)
Richmond, Va, Dec. 30. A special from
Salisbury reports the finding of a huge
gold nugget at Eldorado, Montgomery
county, weighing thlrty-onc pounds and.
seven ounces, worth about $9,000, and
one of the largest finds known to history.
Eight and a half and ten and a naif
pound nuggets were found In an adjoining
county last summer.
This last find has created much excite
Coroner TT1U Investigate.
George Gilmore, a plumber; while exT
Braining an obstructed eewcr In the rear of
Ho. 1611 Seventh street northwest, Sunday
afternoon, discovered me dead body of-)
a colored Infant. It was turned over to
the officials of No. Z station, and ther
coroner notified. A certificate of death.
however, has not yet been rendered, and
the body is still at the Second precinct,
station, pending the coroner's lnvestiga
Off to State Prison.
New Orleans, Dec. 30. Today Judge Fer
guson, of the criminal court, directed the
sheriff to remove Koran Dudoussat, the
convicted two die councilman, to Baton
House wilh ut further delay. The prisoner"
will bo taken to me penitentiary on Saturn
Slept in Cells.
Seven o 4arul vagrants called nt No. B"
station last night nnd asked for sleeping,,
nccommodali ns. Desk Sergeant Curkhart
Identified tl en ns "o!d-Umers" nnd they-
Prtt f-l,o,, f tivlntnn. hi, f I, ... a uhl.
".-- ,.- .. .wu,,.,,., wuv , ,,ua ucuiuiA
bars. The) will tell Judge Kimball today
why they have such an aversion to work.
,SarV " J r A
FwmBi-ymrjol to Be Used by
Barton in Turkey.
WHY THE CHANGE 13 MADE
Bin Mii Meeting In noston Called to
Mb llurtou TVll of llor Finns, unit
' llf.olutiuiiH Were Pushed to ltati-o
tin1 Needed .Funds.
' Boston, Dec 120. The aldermaulc cham
ber at city hall was packed to 1U doors this
noou when Coartney Guild, the in uyor'M i-.ee-relary,
cal ed a meeting In the interest of
the Aruicuiausof America to protect u gainst
Hie patrages committed In Armenia b) the
Turks. .. , H
Ma)or Curtis was unable to be. present,
and Mn)ot-Elect Josiah Qulncy presided.
lHrO;.ciung .ue.ineoLlng, Mayor li-iincy said
thai he was pleased with the honor of
presiding at bJcu a meeting to rolctt
.igainji atrocities ccuiiuiUcd lu Aiu.cina.
lie !aiil tnai the government atV.isuin.-
'tuu wji unanimous in the o,aiilo.i mat
soinethhigjShoiilji be don.-, and tuougulthat
an) tiling in Itio way of ofieririg subscrip
tioiu mat could ba doaeat thU time shou.d
be oouo wlinoui dJUy. Ue men uitiouuced
illio' Cia fa' lla rioiT, of Washington, Mho
,uuuresaea the' meeUng. JJlss barton aid
In part: '
, "Tliree irctks. ago I had no lUta of being
called in an) Tty to this vtork. I had
read, like others, "t the drcurul things
mat were going cu, but it l.au iiLer oc
Vurrcu to ii.eii.ut ftr ni) .ucuuics could
,be.of the least use.
I ivas almost siartied, ulna; Le pcr
liiitlcd to&ay iCWLILe ret,uttt. It looked
like u doubttul uiult.rta"kiiig, but I ripiied
as I could cnl) upi. ti.ai tno conditions
muht te computet -nun Lei ore we could at
lcn.pt iheTuiiuirtaeing. Ihe fiist was that
"We must know that llic countrj gen
eral!) ask it, -Kanted it, bcilcted in it, ai.
that no tjtrcsltioin would tprii g up from
oUier sources after it Ltd ci.ee been ui der-
taken, for we eculd not afford to be ground
,ljctwcLn thiyvhecls of discord of couteiiUing ,
parties or abscciauons. Jlial nil gteiiicu,
we must tl.cn, know U.at tl.e cccntrj ttat
asked us to go and take till relief icud
glTC"us the'lunds to take. Me could not
carry on the relief If II cy bad not.
"Tliey must assure us that llicy liad what
lLcy asked us to carr, and uc iiiust be
VsstirM Hurt thlrt' was enough of it to
luak. the mlitsion resncnatiie, to place
not only the giod hearts of the people of
.Amiru.?t,ibit.4bA,cxcdii and respectability
of America herself, before Hie Turkish em
pire aihl before the world. We could not
go there and staud and Uf; of America,
shying' niilt"'We"-Would be glad to Riie
them 'iimelhlng if they would accept it,
and then ask to lme it seal on to us.
"The List question appears to be the
one now to be-eltll. We Law not yet
been assire.l tn.vt Tunds are ready. We
were oked what funds we tl-ouglit would
be neeiTcC We n ferrrd te question UiCi
ti those wlm nuked It, to the people of
your cit, iiiHl nsked how much tLey
thought Be wuuld. need.
"They made the statement which has
(louhtlees already been made to jitu. It Is
BUfflcl-nl to say that the cuiiniate was
theirs. Wiacct'ircd to it. and have said
from lhal time to thlx that whenever we
reirled the unanimous request of the
people of the United Slates, backed by
ibi-i sum, we would have no i-puon left."
LIKE ENLISTED SOLDIEKS.
"Our organization Is made for that. It
Is made for just such work, and when the
conditions are complied with we must go.
It you were to tell us today that the re
quests we bare made iiere at our dltposa!
we would hate no option whateer, an)
more than a "drafted so'dier. We have
madeour statementand weurc now at the
disposition -of the people of the United
States." (Great applause.)
SIKs Barton then told how the Red Cross
came to be organized in this country.
America did not become a member until
tbirt)-two governments had Joined. She
'became a memoes In 1882. Turkey Joined
In 1864. She made but one condition, that
as her people had been educated to fight
'the"tTbM and would' cause trouble If that
symbol were used, the red crescent should
be substituted In Turkey. This was ac
ceded to and today the Turkish milltar)
hospital Hag is a red crescent.
Resolutions were adopted pledging those
present" to support the moement, and out
lining plans to raise Uie desired funds.
'Other addresses were made by Mr. Lane,
Hon. Robert, Treafpalne, and Mrs. Julia
WaKtudwc' 'in support of tie movement
to raise funds for the support of Red Cross
work In Turkey. Mrs. Howe's address was
a most impassioned plea for cl llizatlon for
Christendom to repress the Turk and put
tin end to the massacre of Armenians.
JOXES HAS CONFESSED.
lie Will Tell the Story of the Uigh
falter Jones, thocodefendant of Richard
Simmons, In tLc Gcorgetownlilghway rob
bery case, has peached on his pal. These
men will be tura" before commissioner
Wormley at Queen City today at neon.
One of the "interesting features of the
caMj5.ihntJsumoas is a special constable
of Sheriff Palmer of Alexandria county.
ncerine - forrtileh the men arc held was
committed on CbristmasVvc on the Arlinc?
rtorTTtaiertatleJrrjintt across the river from
1fEey"are accused of raiding up and rob--blng
two whlloJboys or Georgetown, John
Johnston ond-Eugcne Graves fourteen and
fifteen ycnrsief'nse- respectively. One of
me boys was held while the other was al
lowed to gtriifrtTitf return with $10 to ran
Tlr. J. L. Johnson of Georgetown, under-
Ltdok- to. wort up-tie case aril Simmons
and Jones were arrested. Jones has con-fessed-to
tlie-facts but disclaims any rob
bery on bis part. He will tell me story
today on me stand.
"Worked an Ancient Game.
TTarry Winston, a newsboy, worked a
very ancient gome -on Mrs. Mary Corey of
Ninth and I streets northwest last even-
lng.-)vlit'uTmtodK-n .dollar to change for
JhetJynjLfal'cd to come back. Mrs.
uurey wanted a paper and had nothing
less than adoHaT"bIll. Winston could not
make the change, but promised to get It
from a near-by shop and left his bundle of
papers. .as security. He forfeited the se
curity and disappeared wlm Uie money.
-He-VTns"nrrcsted last night by Policeman
uiunuc v. luc Alia, iieoiuoh uuu lUOHeil
"np'bn-tlfe charge of petit larceny. The
J money, was recovered.
lirowne of the First precinct and locked
V-v' A a. ! F0R
ggyKa'-i" mf i I
TOOK FIRE FROM HER TREE
Little Ees3ie Smithls Chriatmas
Had a r ' Ending.
Hit Frock Touched u Candle rimI the
Child Wiw Painfully and St1
Eesle Smith, tl.e five-) car-old daughter
of Mrs. Wlli'nm" Emltli, liIr.g at 71S Thir
teenth street northeast, was badly hurned
about tLc left side and arm, nt Ltr home,
yesterday afternoon, by-lerdress Igniting
fronia lighted candle oil a CI risfmas tree.
The little girl ias aloiieln the room at
tile lime and was amusing" herself with her
Christmas toys. In tic cctner of tliepar
lorstcoda lnit,e lr.cupoii width numerous
canUles were burning.
Suddenly sl.e ran Into the tree and en
countered enc of tl e cai dies. Her dress
immediately lock fire at tl e waist and in
less tl.aii a minute he Mas enveloped In
flames. Mild with filghC she. ran into the
street screamli g kfudly.
Iter pitllul elite attracted the attention
of Mr. -vllliam lcabhltt and Mr. Patrick Mc
llauuy -nlio liiiinedlatcly rushed to the
child's assistance. They qufj-kly tore the
burning mas-, front tie child ai'd extin
guished the fiarucs.
Little Bessie who was'iufrering the most
Intend pain was cuickly carried to Trier's
drug stcru at Thirteenth and U streets
not theast, where the druggist rendered med
ner ieit Siite and arm were round to be
badl) bcrned. liemedtes were admlnis
tercet which ullcvialed 1 cr pulu.ind utter
the injuries -were dressed, the little girl
was taken to Lcr home. Cp to a late hour
last night tLc uas restlng-well. -
FOIt ALHXAX DltlA'S l'OOK.
Council Coiumltle-e AdoptM a. Plan to
The committee on poor of Uie Alexandria
clt) cojjjicll met, last night in the office
of the city audltar.
The meeting mis time of the year of the
committee Is of more than ordinary Inter
est to the grocers of Alexandria, iis the blels
are opened tor the contracts for furnbJilng
prtuhions for the outdoor poor of the city.
There were ubout fifteen bids submitted
by as man) dealers, nil pf which were
ridiculously Juw, much lower than the
articles cojlil b tiDtiimL lti nn.iriliHivi nt rtno
car load, and the members ot tlw committee
cujiii nut eee eneir nay cucar, iu a'waruiu?
In prevloas years 6uch bids were sub
mlltcil, and those who secured the con
tracts woald Just furnish to .those ho'dlug
orders for one dollar's worth of groceries.
Issaeel b) the overseer of the poor, any ar
ticle called for at me prevailing retail
prices, and thus defeat, the- spirit of the
contract, as the articles in the bids are
Otie gioctr offered to furnish coffee at
one cent ecr I cund, lieh at, one cent per
dozcn.-rncal at cue cent per peck, each ar
ticle named L olfcrect jit- cue cent. It
nasflnally decided lhal Uioic-Hl(ofuriilshwi
the poor last year would be pffered the
city's patronage this -winter iiroiUing a
discount cf ten j ir cent-would be allowed,
the articles to be chnrgrd lor at pre vailing
Sir. Harrison of W codbridge, Va., was
awarded the comraol lor lunnshliig wood
to tl.e ell) at $l.::r jver cord.
It0illl.ltll:l TUU 1IOUSK.
Dr. Giimoii iiixl Irred Weilf Arretted
for Crrutlliir u DlNturb-mce.
Dr. LeoS.aactoi.a jonngphjsician, nnd
Frederick II. Wolf, who gac his occupa
tion as a laborer, were arrested List night
b) rolicenicu l'ojce and Williams, charged
wltit detro)ing private proiierty.
Gaston and Wotf went to the house of
Xannle Ilelmont, No. 13r,l D street north
west, under the innuence of liquor lpst
uiglit. They created a disturbance and
were put out, Gaston taking,-two vases,
which the woman ciaUuslbcloi!g.t,o her.
When the men reached me street they
proceeded to bombard the. front windows,
and succeeded lu breaking out the sasii and
siiiastiiug a good deal of gtas.4.
GliOlttJE II. APl'KHSOX DEAD.
lit lViu. .1 Wen-Know u CorroiHiident
In tin Wuwhliijrtoii Corps.
A dispatch rccened in tills city lat
night fnira Newklrk, Oka., say- George
II. Apperson, formerly corrci-onilei.t of me
Globe-Democrat and Tlinot-Uerald, died at
the home in Unit city of his foUicr today
of heart failure.
Mr. Apperson was born nt Mattoon, 111
In 1859. and was educated at the Bluoniins
ton III., Wesle)an University. He had
been resident correspondent at Washington
for various dailies since 1887, and vm
manager of the bureau of flection rcturu
for the Chicago Herald lu the fall of 1892.
FOIt THE SULTAN'S 11 AHEM.
Ilalirl FiiHhH Carrie Four Tulr Ar
menlaiip, to Abdul liiimed.
New Xork, Dea 36. Recent letters tell
ing of the massacres in various Armenian
cities contain information that helps to
explain many points In the awful out
breaking or Eo-called Mohammedan fanaticism.-
A letter from Treblzunde-says:
Bahrl Pasha, governor of Vanshld, started
to come to Constantinople, and it was
learned tliat he was bringing In with lrfm
four of the fairest young maidens of Sas
soun, who had been spared In the mas
sacre, to make an acceptable present of
them to the sultan. This aroused the Arme
nian people of Trebizondc to a frenzy,
nnd It was impossible to restrain the yuung
men, the more daring of whom -fired upon
Bahrl Pasha, wounding him.
But he carried out his mission to Con
stantinople and was honored wlm Uie
highest decoration and appoiatcd governor
ot Adana. Afterward the Pasha ot Treb
zonde, calling twelve leading men of the
city, demanded that they should hand over
Uie young men who attacked the governor,
and gave them Just a few hours to carry
out his order. The next day they answered
him that the government bad no means of
finding the men out.
When the mails bad arrived and the Peo
ple went toward the past-Diflce the trumpet
sounded three Umes, and bom me soldiers
and Uie mob rushed upon the people. And
this we know Is only one and not even me
most terrible of me massacres.
"SHOVED THE QTJEEK" LIVELY.
Georcro Dice, a Notorious Counter-fe-lter.
Arretted In Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 30. George W. Dice,
who was arrested a week ago In Kansas
City, was brought here today. He Is be
lieved to he one of a gang of counterfeiters
who have put $100,000 of bad money In
circulation in the past year.
Dice was here recently, and a grip which
be had while here was roucd to contain
$i000 In counterfeit money. He exon
erates J. E. Keener, who Is under arrest
here, Dice Rajs (lint he is Innocent of
making or passing spurious money.
The other members of the supposed band
arc: J. W. Miller, said to be Dice's part
ner In the organization of the gang, now
In Jail at New Orleans; B. II. Davidson,
recently arrested In New Orleans with
Miller; W. S. Graham, arrested at Paolo,
Kan.; J. E. Keener, arrested in Atlanta
and now In the county Jail; Lovcall and
Ben field, tbo first of tbo gang to be
arrested, lodged In St. Louis prisons.
Don Into by a Cable Car.
A one horse wagon driven by an un
known colored boy was run into yester
day afternoon at Fourteenth and U streets
northwest by grip car No. 7 of Uie Four
teenth street line. The fender of the ear
was badly smashed, but the wagon escaped
with little Injury. The; boy thought he
had ample time to clear the. track, and
started across, when, the north bound grip
struck mo rear part ot mo wagon. For
tunately no one was Injured. v
Prominent English Actress Dead.
London, Dec. SO. Lady Fanny Gregory,
who some years ago was one of me most
accomplished and versatile actresses on mo
Tvnclinh flf .!, trta-v flhn ffrci luit-.
Iter known to me theatrical world as Jlrs.
Stirling, end .was born In 1817.
VETEBMS WD DIKE
Banquet? M Union Soldiers;
Alliance of Washington.
MEDALS AHD3ADGES GALORE
Enlivened by Patriotic strulim from n
Hidden Orclidctra. the IIxSoldterM
Ate, Drank uud'SiadeUerry TousH
Were Hloiiuently Iteponded to and
Itecelvcd with Anplauric.
The Union SofaleYs' Alliance of Wash
ington rase mgtit'htold Its seventeenth,
annual reunion buiAruet at tbo National"
Hotel. Prior to going to the tabes the
veterans congregated in one of the par
lors and iiiibtbecV Itafli'tAllUnco pjiich.7
PrtxnpUy at I,tf clock, lbo command
"Fall in'' was jiven, -nnd, arm in nrm,
me ex-warriors Ja ansa suits and breasts
decked with medalfl, marched into the
hall, uliereu uiolAurlliug spread awaited
them. rt ,.
The menu was pn elaborate-one amMhe
su-vice was excupUanalty .fine. An or
chestra which pJaje-U patriotic airs waa
in attendance, -jltieu the toasts began.
"Our Country supposed to be. connected
In some way with the.Monroc doctrine."
Comrade Jonn McElroy responded wlm a
neat little speech, in which hejiphc-id Ihe
ramous doctrine, and portrayed the beauties
of iialrlollsin. ..
' Comrade Charles King, In response to
the toast "Oar 'Comrades of lst;i Our
Jluimie has gone for, to live In a Icj.1,"
compared the dirfeiencvs of the men who
urmshoil Ihe money and the men who
did the fighting lu the late war.
He said that tlioSe wtio hud gUtnjthc
money lost uolhru, as they have been
amply repaid, whia those who fosghl
lost their heattb-
Tho third toast, "The President of the
United States. The exc-ouUve. iiot the
ruler, of a free people," was resionded to
by Dr. Frank T. HdWe.
The doctor enumerated the virtues and
acts or all Uie Presidents from George
Washington down to Ulysses 8. Grant, and
made some reference to me Monroe doc
trine. TRIBUTE TO'OUR FLAG.
"Our Alllauce-'FalthfuT Unto Death' "
was answered by Comrade Josep'i O.Mun
son. He spoke on the beauties of faith
fulness and how firm the Luton feoidicra'
"No American, however humble. Im
bued with the truc.tjxit of palrioti-m, will
ever decline to pay tribute to the American
nag," said Ceunrade. A. F, McMillan. In
response to tlie.toast. "Our Flag It Has
Had Its Ups and Dyvvns." ilr. McMillan
dwelt on me showing of patriotism now
being made iu our present war muddle.
w.i ac-ytKirit oi crmiraue vv .u.aioore sin
ability to attend, Samuel S. Uurdett re
sponded to "Our 'All) --Woman. Her's not
the Smaller Sacrifice for Country's Cause-."
Mr. liurdctt's remarki were highly amus
lug and IhttresUng. . '
"Our And) There's 'MlleV Between It
and Our Foes," was- the tonst allotted
to Comrade Charles P. Lincoln. Ho re-
Comrade James D. Brady in response to
the toast, "Our NavyMay Its Future lie as
Glorious as Its Post," told of the dee-Is
eif daring pcrformecl by John 1'aul Jones,
Decatur, Perry, MacDuiicgh, I'arragut.
Foote, and Porter, aud closed by sa)Ing
that In e-ase of another war there would be
found iu every ccgogenunt.a Jones, l'-rry,
"AULD UCSG STNE."
Taps were soundfd, and after the sing
lug or "Auld Lang .jue" me merry com
Tne following geaUtmen composed the
Levi P. Wrlghtr August"natJU lilUrji
Irving, Charies D. A. Loemcr, Frank B.
Miller, Henry Case;. '
The guests wemr Jlon. A. M.'Hardy, M.
C.rIIoii. A. M. Baker. M.-C. Mr. Carl W,
Stoddard, Dr. Joseph Walter Ueustls, Mr.
Frauk H. Thomas, Col. Marlon T. Ander
son, Mr. r. D. McDowell and Col. L. P.
Williams. r t
Gen. Nc-ison A- Miles, was unable to at
tend on accoant of having a prc-vleius en
gagement. '! -
E-Gov. She-patiL 'wan io have- beea a
guest, but a heavy cold detained him- at
Lome. j - x
The officers ftjr IS9G are. John S.
Stoddcr, presldcat;, itndrew J. Uuntoon,
first vice president; -John J narrower,
sircond vice preshlottr-Gcorj'e E. Cirson.
third vice president' Jolm L.Heujicl.secrc
tar); John K. Cojlcxte, axslstnul secretary;
Sanwel C. Lovejoy, Ueasure-r; Edgar H.
TUHK1SU TIIOOPS DCSEItT.'
Food In Itaideqtiute'nrid Thry Softer
from 'tin' Cold.
London, Dec. 30 The Daily News will
tomorrow publish" u db-palch irctn its
Constantinople coi respondent, saylm; that
the Turkish soldiers who arc Investing
Zeltoun arc eulferlng terribly rrom the
cold. On an average fifty d alas from
exposure occur daily among the (roops.
The condition oftlicarmy ever) where,
except thatportlon of It siatlcned In Con
stantinople, is deplorable. The men have
not recctved any pay for many months.
Their clothing Is tattere-d, and their iocd
Is poor and inadequate.
The C0.OOO troops serving in S)xla are
being dcclrratrd by disease. Numbers of
the reserves are dally eleserting. taking
thel' arms nod nmraunltlon with them.
This means that these deserters will take
to brigandage in the near future.
All the Christian gendarmes in Asia
Minor have resigned owing to ttio fact
that they have not hetfn paid.
REWARD FOR HER DIAMONDS.
Francis N1. Darne SeekH to ne-
cov it llor Stolen Jew elry.
New York, Dec. 30. While Acting Cnpt.
O'Brien's detective are vainly seeking a
clew, Mrs. r rancis Kj Barnes, whose 57,000
worth of Jewels are in me posscssIon'oTthe
daring thieves who entered her home nt
No. 230 Central Park West last Friday even
Ing.hns taken steps to recover her property
on her own account.
The following advertisement appeared
in a morning paper:
A reward of $1,000 and absolutely no
questions, asked, will bo paid for, the re
turn of Jcwelr) taken from 239 Central Turk
West, Friday evening; perfect safety ab
solutely guaranteed to restorer.
The police insist mat such action on
the part of Mrs. Barnes will Interfere
greatly with their work of catching the
thieves. Just how the advertisement will
hurt their case the detectives do not state.
PASSENGER TRAINS COLLIDE.
Wreck In Wiilcb Ooe Is Killed and
Cincinnati, Dec 30. A bad wreck oc
curred at Cole City on the Mississippi
division of the Balilmhre and Ohio South
western tonight at 7.00 o'clock, in which
one man was killed outright and eight in
jured, some ot whom will die.
The wreck ways caused by a collision
between two passenger trains, through a
mistake in train orders. The engines came
together at full speed on a hilltop, and
were, together wiUi'the express tars, com
pletely demolished. '
Town of Hntler, Gar., Aflro.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec-30. A mesage was re
ceived from Uatlcr. Oa., tonight, by way
of Macon, stating mat the town was on
fire, unxl a greatlojs was threatened. After
that message was sent the wires wentdoira
and it has been Impossible lo learn the extent
of the loss.
1 1 try .
Smallpox Epidemic, Over.
Martin's Ferry, briiir.'Dcc. 30. The small
pox epidemic- in IJils city, Bridgeport, aud
Bellair is about at ah'end. The Wheeling
quarantine against Bridgeport was re
moved tonight. Tafsltuation in the three
townslscrowingtbritditof everi day.
S3i Per CentDlscount 8I.
Do you realize
wiiat it means
Yoor ciioiee of
Every pair of
In the toe--
At. two-thirds 6f
"marked - in - plain -figures"
"first- of -season"
what you want a pair
of Working Pants or a
Dress Suit it's yours I
for an even third less
Cor. 7th and E Sts. N. W.
No Dranch More InVahlngtjn.
FOUGHT WITH A. PANTHER.
Adventure of uCuIiforu lit Woman Who
Found tin; HcaM Under Her lied.
Sin FrunclMHi Chronicle.
W.W.Smlth , who resides in the mountains
about seven miles north of Ukiah, Cal.,ar
rived in town yesterday with the skins of
two large panthers which he killed near bis
home Saturday evening last. He also ex
hibited n suit of clothes which be had worn
at the lime of me killing. They were torn
to shreds nnd bore ev Idenee of the truth of
the story which he told regarding the djf-flc-VJty
he had In winning tLe trophies.
Mr. Smith left hU heme early Monday
morning for ttie purpose of visiting this
He requested his wife to go over to an ad
Jo'ning ranchT owned by J. W. Fitzsiinraons,
and remain there until be called for her on
the way back. Mrs. Kiuilh was Just putting
on her bonr.ct when she was horrified to ob
serve the head of an enormous panther
through theopeudoor. Sbexprangtowaril
the window, hopinc toescapo. Athcrfirst
movement the panther sprang in at the
door anil rushed under the bed. Mrs.
Smith then ran through thedoor anil reached
her neigblwr's house thoroughly exhausted.
Her husband arrtveel later, and, accom
panied by Fifzslmmons, left for his Lome to
cither kill or ecarc away the panther. Fltz
slmmons took a, shotgun ai d Smith was
armed with a butcl-cr knife and carried a
lantern. "Heathliigthel ouse.Smlthstepped
Inside, when the panther, wLIch had been
feeding on the retrains cf a deer, rprang
at his tit roat, bearing nini.totre ground and
breaklrg the lantern. Smith finally" suc
ceeded In paining lils feet and callcil on FUz-
slmmous for 1 c!p, let the latter was ahle
to Eee culy the dim outlines of man and
beast, ard was, therefore, a rwerlcs tree
tator of tl e struggle.
Smith plid biShjiIfoandflcaUyscccccdcd
in admln!terlnsr a fatal wound. Thcian
thcr released his hold, and, after a few con
vulsive struggles, lay still on the floor.
Smith, though scratched and lacerated, was
not s rlously injured.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith remained all night at
the Fitzsiirmon" ranch and returned to their
home Sunday morning. On their arrival nt
the house they encountered auother pant! er,
the female, which was soon treed by Fltz
simmocs' dogs and killed.
MATHEMATICS AND ASTRONOMY.
Two Scli'nees That Are Closely Re-lati-d
mid Nece-.ua ry to Encli Other.
Probably in none of the sciences, applied
or pure, is n knowledge of higher mathemat
ics so essential as In astronomy. Certalnly
none Involves so much mathematical labor.
The method of the least squares is one In
almost-constant use by those engaged In
astronomical calculation, and me amount of
labor orten entailed by this process is
enough to make the head of an ordinary
citizen swim, even to think of. One of the
most extensive least square solutions ever
made has recently been published by Prof.
Schur of Goettingen. The hcUoractrio tri
angulatioas of the stars in the cluster Prae-
sepe the Bcchiv e gave rlseto a scries of
seventy-four normal equations. Involving
seventy-four unknown quantities. The
solutton of this set ot quantities was ef
fected by Prof, Schur in ten weeks by means
ot the usual Gaussian method of elimination.
Pror. Schur comes to me conclusion that
no other method of elimination, such
as me method by successive approxima
tions is to be compared to the Gaussian
method, even though it might seem to
promise a saving ot hvbor In ad vante. Prof.
Selur mentions as the longest least square
solution he has been able to find in astro
nomical literature a geodetic adjustment
made by Bac)er. In which a set ot normal
equations, with elghty-Jx unknowns, was
successfully solved by the ramou3 computer,
Dase, In three months.
sila dliosses cared.
Mrs. Dr. J. Semmes,
70-i- 14thStraet NW.
BLEZZ1RDS III THE WEST
All Travel IntermpterJiyvroient'
V f yltkf, s,sj
MB. DEPEW ISM'T ED'ANXIOUS
- ni leu
Local W.-nt her PrognoxtlcatorH Proph
esy .Much Colder Weather for Wnsh
lugton New YeurCaUer May Have
to Slide About In TIlMers and Muck-JittOMlie-M.
Toledo. O., Dec. 30 A blizzard rivalling
In Jnteusity the snow storm of February,
181)4, when Toledo was snow-boui-d lor
three days, is raging over northwestern
Ohio tonight. Street car and railroad
traffic is greatly impeded, and meprospetts
are that lew trains will get-through before
Indianapolis. led.,. Dec. 30. A foot of.
.mow covers the ground her tonight, the
result of a storm which -began 'ut mid
night. The storm continues and traffic. is.
almost btocked. The suburban. tad in Im.
abandoned practically nnd tuost,ot.the-ut-J
coming iraitts are late Irom the same
cause. At Lebanon two leet of snow fe.ll,
bringing all kiuls of traffic tp a stai diitdlr
WOK8T SNO.WrJTOKil IN YEARS.
B'oomingtou,,Ind., Dc-c. 30. .The worst
MIOKlrni 1 r', ,.,.. .i.ii. .. .
nasi fifteen iioOri'. lktLomif.i'
-" - -.. s-uuxos iiiu uriuiuc i
u.iiia.u. iuc-grouna is covered toaiepth
of lwenl)-eUlii: inches uncf railway trarfic
Is great!) interfered with.
Huntington, W. Va., Dec. 30. This sec
tion was visited tonight by a blizzard that
camesaddeniy aud the temperature dropped
cose to the zero mart."' Trie'wlrid is Hiw-
ing at a rapid velocity and crafts on tLJ
river nave sought safely.. Little damage
,,.. ou ,.., ,.TTU ICpUtLCV - ,' -O - t If
oiiriugneia, ill., Dec-. 30. The heaviest
eiiun siorm experieuc-eu for) ears is svveei
ing over the southern .part or this State,
blocking railrbads -and "oilier Yrarric. At'
Shelbyville a root of suovr Pas fallen, and
at Odin there -U eight inllies. The storm
has also prevailed lu part,o Missouri m
Cleveland, O., Dec3U. A blizzaid struck
this city with great fury this even.ng. Up
to 8 o'clock lor nearly twenty-four hours
there had been a steidydownpou'r'or rain,
when the," wind veered suddenly to the
northwest, blowing a gale, trfugiug with
It a line snow, which fe-H-thtck and fast.
The lorce of the wind 7At o great It
was difficult for pid-stnans to keep their
feet aud thestreets were fcooncomuaratlvelr
deserted, fttreel signs vvere tossed about
in all directions. Cars were ruu with dif
ficulty up to midnight. "' '
-Jtlverside. Cal, Dec. 30. -Last night was
the coldest ot the season. The mercury
suddenly dropped untiUiMhelalter portloni
oi me mgnt it remalueil steadily below the
freezing point. The cold, however, was
neither so severe nor long-vontinueel as in
the two winters wnen'inucn damage was"
doae the orange crop, and tftpliupre-siluiiU
that a comparatively small amount of fruit
damaged, the injury nmounOng to probably
less than 10 per cent.
Having -given the country generally the
green Christmas that issaiil to make a fat
graveyard, the w earner people are golnjr
to make amends on New Year's Dav
Last night when the last bulletin had
clicked i n rrom North .East, West .and South,
the council or prophets. "ovcr'whlch'Pror.
Moon presides, deliberated an hour or so
and then gravely said: "Colder; much
Ihe messages from Piie's Peak summit,
the Dry Tortugas, from toe-wilds of the
southwest and the pine woods ot the north,
when summarized, said.
COLDER WEATHER PROBABLE.
The storm center has moved during me
past twilve hours rrom Tennessee: to Lake
Erie. An area or high pressure e-xtends
rrom the north Pacific coast to the Guir
Kalu or snow has been general in all sec
tion east or the Mississippi a nd the weather
is generally fair to Ihe West.
Rain or snow will continue In Njw Eng
land, clearing and colder weiilherarc prob
able in the Middle and South AUantlc States
and lower lake regions, nnd generally" fair
weather in other districts. -
The temperature has rlsur ranldlr on
the immediate coast from Sruthcfrt New "
Lngland lo South Carolina. Jn the Cast
Gulf States there lias been a""sudden Sail
in temperature, freezing wcathur cxiriuU
ing nearly to the golf cuast- The tempera
ture will rail decidedly in ILe Sont!iAt-'
lanllc Slates and more moderately in the
The exact number of degrees which the
mercury will drop Is nut Smiwn, but me
adje-cilve "mach" is aword,nseJoS:Hte,
wt-ulher folks in its fullest meaning.
Reports from the WctH laM rughv.tiidi-f
can' that a real touch of winter J mi me
way. bat the condition are ajr-yet'trfo
uncertain for the Weather Dure au lo say I
'mh..ll... .... n..l ft -will .-iC-nMt fittrA rtI-Tl!' ' M
" 'Vj ii' t0 r
APOLOGIZED TrOIt HIS DRESS SUIT
Told IIK Audience He Didn't Have
.--., I- !- 'J- . t M Ce
Time to Get Out of It.
Sun Fnwclxco Examiner."
Capt. Jack Crawrord felt a trifle Jll otj
case yesterday afternoon wnerr ne spoke
to the )oung men In the auditorium of Uie
Y. M. C. A. He was not garbed in at
cordance wilh his taste or his cuslcmand
the Tact that he wore a dress suit Instead
or buckskins made him unfdntfortnble.
"The first thing I shall do this after
noon," he said, as he facectthe audicnee'ls
Then he eleliberately-surveye-hifrisclf f
frcm head to foot. It wasevidenl to every
one present that the scout capta'hv'li'rd fit-
tie resiect,for the conventional LroadclottiJ
anu nunc- lies, lie iookcu wim coniciupi,
at his clawhammer, and even -manifested
considerable disdain as he regarded the
carnation whic'i adorneihhls lapel.
"I had to wear a dress suit this atter
iiocn."hecoutlnued by Way of explanation.
"I couldn't help It. It was not my purpose
to appear here looking like this," be said,
taking another survey oriilmseir'btlt, the,
ract or the matter Is I went out today with
a friend, who Insisted on my wearing tills
rig. I elid'nt havcUme to change it before
the meeting opened, so here I rrm." rt
Then without further rirelude, he went
on with the meeting, which turned out a
very Interesting affair. Instead of giving J
an address, Capt. Jack made criticisms, re
lated remlniscenses and recited original
poems. It was a singular and somewhat
disconnected program, but It was char
acteristic oi Capt. Jack, aud everyone en
joyed It." San Francisco Examiner.
Mustaches In the Ilrlllsli Army.
It has long been compulsory for British
officers to wear mustaches, but so long ns
the regukition was generally followed no
notice was taken or tlief eW Ind Ividuals who'
either from not being able to grow one or
from other reasons, were In the habit or
ebavlng the upper lip. Lately, however,
the authorities have Jiecome rather fussy
on the subject, andfcrtain welWmrfwn offi
cers, having been ordered ,to wear mus
taches, present very unattractive counte
nances in the cases where natnre refuses
to come to their assistance with more than
a few weird-looking bristles. -
Cume Jut In Time.
A family living in an isolated farmhouse
near Mareellus, Mich, were saved from
being burned up with their home one nightj
last WCCK oy ire crew oi a ireiiil. irnin
passing on a railroad near Ihe house." 1 he
engineer of the train noticed the bouse
wrapped In flames, and, and Mopped his
train and sent tLe bra! emeu tulle run to
awaken the inmates. The brakemen kicked
in a door and round ttat the whorp family
were soand asleep on theufrner floor. The
flames had gained such headway that fn
a few minutes more it wquld 2"-t S Lcejt
lrupossiuie lui luc- imuaiea ui uie uuuav iu
COLD IK TJ3E HEaVD.Cr.tnrrti.
mid Headache lu.n.e'iUiieiY relieved of
Caidtol Catarrh Cure. -5 ii-nta.
All our Dress Suits arc
ir silk lined
B Tb prlcohas cothlotr to do
V with tas lit
906 F St. N. W.
SENATE CHS H'NDS
Continued I'rom First Page.
whether be did nut hold his seat by co
operation wllhxthe Republican party In
his btate, he said:
' "I bold my seal by such co-opratlon for
the simple red son that the party to which
I 3'OU bl lohg I..U Kill lO
you be lohg i-iii got to be bo corrupt iu my
fcate that ail deceut men condemned it-
Your party ouuid be today In power in
XurihCaruliiiait 11 had stood hyiLspHt-ges
aud promises. The Popuhsts had elU.er to
vote today with the Democrats to oigau.ze
the Senate or they bad to vote wuti the
KeiHibllcaii party. They preferred lo vote
-with neither, but to stand alone."
Mr. Hale, Rep, Maine, icrnarked that rho
Republicans-in the Senate were In a p.u
rallty, but had no power of carryiug-any
mcasare by their own vutesalone. -AiTdis-cussiou,
therefore, as U whether the re
sponsibility for legislalinu lay with the Re
publican parly was outside of the domain
ot discussion, and was In the domain of
"The concrete of the whole matter," Mr.
Vest, Deni., Mo, broke In, "Is that the
Populists remain silent and allowed me
Republicans to take charge ot tliecommlt
tees, because the Finance -Committee, as
now constituted, has a majority ot one c
silver coinage men. That Is ihe concrete
in this wboie business, and wiUioat that
we never would have seen our Populist
friends set dumb as oysters when tliU thing
was carried through."
i Mr. Allison, Rep., Iowa, remarked mat
the complexion of the Finance Committee
bad not been changed from what it waa
nt the last Congress, its number only had
AN ALLUSION TO CLEVELAND.
Mr. Goriuan confessed bis amazement,
"bcnatois of ILe other mot," he dictated
with much emphasis, "are responsible
from Uus time Leccclcrth lor tLe icgisia-
tion of both biancl.es of Congress. We
made that provision en the most liberal
tcrni3 as between me two parties, cu line,
which would have ttcured lor tte conimit
tre the consideration or measures by the
best Uiought oi Loth Sides or ILe chamber
and without reference to the third party.
After all, Mr. Presiatnt, the country will
hold cither the Republicans or the Demo
crats respomible lor me government for
the next two years. It Is divided respon-
rstbiiit). leu aie in a leige mujem in
the other Hcuse, and there is iu the execu
tive el.air a gentleman who was elected
as a Democrat." (This caustic allusion to
me Prc-siuent proroked some laughter.)
Mr. Hale asked Mr. Uorinjn to explain
what he meaut when he spoke of 'the best
thought ot the Senate being brought to
gether on the committees, lie remineied Mr.
Gorman that If the Democrats had chosen
a sound-money man rnr their additional
memlier on the Finance Committee, the "
anti-aUver men would have hat! a majority
on it, and Uiat, when the) refused lo do
that, the whole control ot that committee
was given over to me sliver men.
Mr. Teller; "An to the Democrats putting
two sound money men, whica I tall un
sound money lueu, on mat committee, I
want to say that that if that had been
doue, there would have been no reorganiza
tion of these committees." (Sensation.)
Mr. Gorman. "That is true. That is the
full explanation of me matter. That li
precisely what the committee ought to
Mr. Chandler came Into the discussion
and directed his shafts of ridicule at me
I Democrats in general, but at Senators Gor
man ana narris in particular, as io me
prelenxton ot the Senator from Maryland
to le the leader or "the best thought or
the country," he suggested that Mr. Gor
man would not have as many voles-on the
rDemocratic side ot the chamber as he
would have It he united with me rcpu-
Mr. Allen Will the Senator from New
nimpshlre be kind enough to designate
-the Senators on his side nt the chamber
which represent the best thought ot the
Mr. Chandler I am afraid that the num
ber of Senators on this side which would
ihe entitled to be considered as leaders of
the best thought of th5 Senate would not bo
any larger thanou theotherslde certainly
nor larger than the populist party. The
only Senator who is willing to get up on
1 cither side of the chamber and assume to
represent cue uc-sc euougut ui cue aenuie anu
ot the country, is the Senator from Marj
land. (Laughter.) ' " "
After considerable more badinage ot the
same diameter. Mr, Chandler resumed hLs
seat, and-Mr. Harris, wilhtheinost solemn
tor for having, by his interrogatory, ad-
dressed to Mr. Allen, provoked the long
discussion to which the Senate Lad been
listening, avowed (amid great laughter)
that he would never ask a nother question ot
the Senator from Nebraska.
THE VENEZUELAN QUESTION.
Earlier in me day a historical review of
the Venezuelan boundary question was de
livered by Mr. Lodge, Hep , Mass, who
Insisted on the importance and necessity
.tq the United States of the maintenance or
the Monroe doctrine. In summing up his
speech Mr Lodge said he did nut believe
that the people or England bad the least
desire to engage In hc'slllltles witli tha
United States any more than the United
States desired hostilities with England.
Nor did he believe that the English people
took any very serious Interest In me clis
The people of me United States, he as
serted, had no desire to interfere with any
rightful possession of Great Britain In
Venezuela, but they could not allow Great
.Britain to Letup claims to American terri
tory and then seize, and ho'd that territory
by force. If Great Britain could do that
successfully in Venezuela she could do it
in Mexico and Cuba, and If she could do
It, other nations could do the same.
The Senate in executive session rerused
to pass me joint resolution introduced by
Mr. Cockrell providing Tor an adjournment
rrom tomorrow until Januar) G. The mat
ter came up on tre suggestion or Senator
Hill of New York, and Senator Berry of
Arkansas, both of whom said that they
thought the Congre!s. In view of the mes
sage of the President, ought not to take
a recess for any length of time. Mr. Hill
made a speech, in which he went over
much of the ground'ef his speech tfrep'her
day. "He called upon his associates to stay
here and endcavcrto pass some legislation
tint would give the Treasury reller.
Mr Hill was reminded tlat nothing the
President had akcd could go through the
Senate, and it was no sense to ask the
Senate to stay and make an effort to do
that which ev er) body knew was impossible.
In view, I-owevcr, of the objections that
had been raised. Mr. Cccirell withdrew
his roolLtlon. and the Senate adjonrnej
New Trial for dipt. Stephenson.
New York. Dec. GO. The general lci.
of' the supremo court handed down a de
clwn tidjy liithucaseof the poopleaga Inst
Join T. Stephenson, the police captain,
w)io was convlelert ot accepting a tribe,
and rcnienced lo three yean and nine
months In the8tate's prison, in which
Hi- J idgmeiit of the 1 wer coart M rev ersed.
anJ me captain U grouted a, ouw trial.
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