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VOL. in. NO. 1,078
WASHINGTON, D. C, SUNDAY, ITJEBRTJARm 28, 1897--TWENTY PAGES
PUWS FflRTHE BIG PARADE
Orders for the District Militia
and First Division.
GOLD BADGE FOR MR. BELL
A Beautiful Gift to the Chairman
From the Members of the Execu
tive Committee Gen. Dodge and
Adjt. Gen. Mother Issue Instruc
tions. The inaugural executive committee at
Its meeting last niglif. practically cleared
up its calendar. There were present C. J.
Bell, chairman; S. W. "Woodward, Louis D.
"Wine, vice chairmen; John Joy Edson,
treasurer; Fred Brnckett, cores-ponding
secretary; George II. "Walker, recording sec
retary; Chapin Brown, II. V. Boynton,
Thomas Somerville. B. H. Waincr, H. A.
"Wiilaid, L. P. "Wright, John C. Chancy,
J. E. Bell, George Gibson. Cecil Clay,
George B. Williams, M. I. AVeller, T. E.
Roessle, S. "Wolf, C. F. Konuent, John B.
Wight, Edward MeCauley, M. M. Parker,
3. G. Berret, Jolm G. Long, Ciosby S.
Noyes, John F.Cook, W. "W. Dudley, Law
rence Gardner, E. Ross Perry, A. II. Clapp,
Slilson Hutcuiris, James L. Norris, M. M.
This committee will meet again on
Wednesday night at 8 o'clock at tl e Ten
A pleasing incident of the proceedings
was the prcseiitat.on to Cnairman Bell
on behalf ol the committee by Hon. Simon
WOlf of one of three beautiful geld badges,
the other two being for the President
and Vice President, respectively.
Mr. Bell, tl ougli not anticipating this
incident, made an appreciative and fitting
On motion of Mr. "Williams a reso
lution was adopted authorizing Mr. "Wolf
to convey the thanks of the committee
to the donor of the badges.
The receipts of the committee for the
week were: $2,02r on subscriptions; STfcO
fiom privileges; sales of tickets, SI, COO;
supper tickets, S4. Total icceipts to
date, S35.102.E0. Balance in bank,
Mr. Brown, of the committee on transpor
tation, advised the committee that he had
been unable to secure from the railroads
excursion rates to ne?r-bv points, except
to Baltimore and return, at Sl.GO.
Mr. "Wagner reported that there would be
sixty-two civic clubs, with f if t -five bands,
inline, aggregating 12,r0' people.
Mr Bell received a letter la'stuight stating
that a battalion of the Eighth Ohio National
Guard, the Canton regiment, will come
here with Major McKmley; but, in the event
thai this command (low not come, its place
will be taken by Troop . . of Cleveland
The carriage of the President-elect will be
attended by four aides from the veteran
corps of Troop A Webb C Hess. C C. Bol
ton, J. T. Perkins and Henry C. Bouse.
The public comfort committee announced
that it has closed its lMoks of registration,
all quarters haling been classified ac
cording to price and location. Informa
tion will be furnished at eacli depot by
two clerks, and a .sufficient number of
messengers have been employed for good
tervicc. The office of the committee at
headquarters will be open day and night.
Up to date about 3,000 persons have
been quartered, exclusive of a great num
ber not reported as having local places of
stay, such as the civic organization,
which will be quartered on Pullman cars,
178 of which will be at the B. .t O
alone, a-1 a similar number probably at
the B. & P. station.
Judge Chaney reported the final ar
rangements for music to have been made
and the rehearsals eminently satisfactory.
Mr. Bell stated thatCominisM'oner Murphy
had agreed to dispense with the service of
all possible clerks next week so as to
give the committees in charge the best
opportunities for work.
Mr. Bell informed the committee that
all the arrangements had been perfected
for the ambulance service and that orders
had been issued which would prevent in
terference with the parade lines bystreet
car service. No cars will be run on the
Avenue, butit Isexpectedth.it theSeventh
and Ninth street lines may cross the
Avenue when the parade is not rassing
Mr. "Wine, of the street decoration com
mittee, said that the people were enthu
siastic in the matter of decoration and
that the effect would be surprising.
Mr. McCauley reported all matters in
good shape for the ball. There will be a
rehearsal of the committee again on Wed
Mr. Bell, of the committee on comfort
at the ballroom, desires to meet all those
who will be engaged at the ball to meet
him at the Pension Office on Tuesday night,
where they will be further instructed in
Mr. Bell, chairman of the executive com
mittee, gave notice last night thut during
the week no one will be admitted to the
Pension building except the employes
and the members of the executive commit
tee. The police arrangements for the in
augural ceremonies have been completed.
Six hundred special officers will assist
the regular force or police and seventy-five
detectives from other cities will also be
on hand. A special force to maintain
order at the Capitol will be sworn In
today. In view of the large number of
arrests that will be made, the failure
of the Senate to confirm the nomination
of a distiict attorney, and the consequent
stagnation of business in the police and
criminal courts, will cause the station
bouses and the District Jail to be filled to
overflowing. Numbers of suspicious char
acters have recently been committed to
the workhouse and Jail, and there is little
room left in these institutions.
A test illumination of the Pension Of
fice building, where the Inaugural ball
will be held, was made yesterday. Fifty
arc lights and 8,700 incandescent burners
were used. One or the features of the ball
room is an American flag in colors com
posed of Incandescent lamps. By means of
a mechanical contrivance the effect of
waving is given. Hundreds of canary
birds iu cages, guaranteed to sing despite
electric brilliancy and crowds, will be
another feature of the ballroom decora
tions. Gen. Porter lias appointed U. S. Grant
(third), Webb C. Hayes, Harry A. Garfield,
Chester A.Arthur and Russell Harrison, all
tons of former Republican Presidents, as
epecial aides on Ills staff.
Adjt. Gen. Mosher, of the Distiictot Co
lumbia militia, has issued general order No.
2. from which the following is given:
The brigade will assemble for escort
and parade duty on Thursday, March 4, at
fi:50 o'clock a. m.
The infantry will form in column of
masses, axtlllery and cavalry in column
of platoons, head of column resting on
Nineteenth street, facing ea6t.
Unless otherwise specially ordered, full
dress regulation unifoim will be worn; or
ganizations not yet provided with it wear
ing undress uniform, equipments and cam
All commanding officers will send to
the adjutant general's office at 8 o'clock
on the evening of Mnrch 3 to leceivo
any special orders that may be issued.
General order No. 2 for the first grand
division of the military parade was is
sued ycbterday by Gen. Grcnville M.
Dodge, chief marshal of that division,
announcing the staff, aides, and instruc
tions. The following extracts arc given:
The stiitt or the chief marshal, first grand
division, will assemble, mounted, in the
prescribed uniform, on March 4, at 1 0 a. in.,
at the corner of IC street and Vermont ave
The headquarters of the chief marshal of
the first grand division, on March 4, will
be at the southeast corner or the Capitol
building from 11a. m. until the column
moves. Ambulance stations, with ambulance non
commissioned officer and man of the Hob
pital Corps, U. S. Army, will be established
at the following points:
Lower hallway just to the south of main
central portico, east front or Capitol.
Scott's drug store, No. 505 Pennsyl
vania avenue, under National Hotel. Tele
0 gram's drug stoie, corner Pennsylvania
avenue and Thirteenth street northwest;
Thompson's drug store, No. 703 Fif
teenth street northwest; telephone 701.
Van Ueuth's drug store, corner Twentieth
and K streets northwest; telephone, police
station No. 3.
Helphenstine's drug store, corner Four
teenth and K streets northwest; telephone
At each of the above mentioned stations
will be found an ambulance and detach
ment of the Hospital Corps, U. S. A., under
a non-commissioned officer of the corps.
At a meeting of Encampji.ent No. 69,
U. V. L., held last night resolutions were
adopted calling on the I" resident to order
the Annapolis and West Point cadets to
The railroad officials are generally of
the opinion that the crowd this year will
be fully up to that attending any in
SIX ALDERMEN INDICTED
Louisville Councilors Charged With
Conspiracy to Defraud.
Climax of a Hitter Mnyornlty Fight
Wheieln A. P. A. Figured
Louisville. Feb. 27. The circuit court
grand jury returned indictments at noon
today against J M. McKnight, president
of the German National Hank; Sterling
B. Edmunds, politician, and Aldermen R.
E. King, C J. Jenne, John E. Leatherman,
R. O. Breur, N. J. Frick and F. A. Britt,
members of the combine known as the
"Big Seven " The other member, Alder
man J. W Reeder, escaped by turning
One indictment charges all with con
spiracy to defraud the public. Alderman
F. A. Britt wa, also indicted for receiving
a bribe of ?2,000rrom President McKnight,
of the German National Bank, and an in
dictment was returned against McKnight
for bribing Britt.
The joint indictment against McKnight,
Edmunds and the six alderman charges
that they combined with Alderman J. W.
Reeder and other "wicked and corrupt''
persons, to pass laws which would pro
cure the sale of the Louisville Water
Works, whereby they would make $1,000,
000 for themselves.
The grand jury declined to indict Mayor
George D. Todd on the charge of bribing
members of the city council to secure his
All the indicted persons are already under
bonds for charges running all the way from
operating gambling houses to wrecking a
national -bunk. King is president of the
board of aldermen and was mayor of the
city for two months, after the death of
The second count charges the defendants
with entering into an unlawful agreement
to elect certain persons to office and pass
measuies to enrich themselves at the ex
pense of the public. Count 3 charges King,
Jcnne, Leatherman, Breur, Frick, Britt and
Edmunds with conspiring to pass atobacco
inspection ordinance which would bring
them in $-50,000 a year in fees. The other
counts are covered in the bribery charges.
The inJictments are the climax of A
P. A. rule at city hall. The city council,
composed of thirty-six members, was
elected in November, 1895. Every man
belongs to the American Protective Asso
ciation, and the strength of this order
is known to have carried them into office.
In December, 1S95, Mayor Henry S . Tyler,
Democrat, died, and after Alderman R. E.
King had served two months as mayor
(being next in succession as president
of the board ),G. D. Todd was elected by
the general council. J. M. McKnight
was a candidate and joined the A. P. A.
to better his fight for the office.
The aldermen Indicted today and Alder
man J. W. Reeder, the Informer, formed
a cabal known as the "Big Seven," to
secure McKnight's election. There are
only twelve aldermen; but the council of
twenty-four members couUl not be secured
and Todd won. Charges of bribery were
When the German National Bank went
under last month a $2,000 note was found
signed by Aldermen Britt and Reeder, who
own no property. It bore no interest, and
was negotiated through President Mc
Knight, the defeated candidate for mayor.
Mr. Terrell to Talk to Them.
The Bethel Literary and Historical As
sociation will be addressed on Tuesday
evening next at the Metropolitan A. M.
E. Church, on M street, between Fifteenth
and Sixteenth streets noithwest, by Mr.
Eobcrt II. Terrell on the subject, "Civil
Service Reform." Prof. R. R. Wright,
president of the Georgia State Industrial
College, will address the association on
the "evening of March 9.
Destructive. Fire Neur Canton.
Canton, Ohto,Feb.27. ThcEreka Cement
Works, at Middle Branch, three miles from
here, were completely destroyed by fire
this morning, entailing a loss of about
$100,000. Seventy-five men are thrown
out of employment.
Obliged to Mr. Hume.
Mr. Frank Humehasreceivedaletterf rom
the Commissioners acknowledging the
valuable services rendered by him to the
people of the District upon the occasion
of the vlBit of the industrial army in 1894.
DUBOIS' FAREWELL SPEECH
Declares the .Republicans Cannot
Organize the Next Senate.
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
The Silver Leader Says "the Re
publican Party, as a Party, Has
Written Its Iaist Law on the
Statute Books" Appropriations
During the discussion in the Senate, yes
terday afternoon, over the pobtofflce
appropriation bill, Mr. Allison gave notice
that there would not only be an evening
session, but there would also be a Sab
bath session, unless both the postoffice and
sundry civil bills were disposed of.
This gave Senator Dubois, of Idaho, an
opportunity to make a bpecch in ad
vocacy of his proposition of last session, to
disttibute the appropriation bills among
thecommitteeshavingcharga of the various
subjects. The Ida, buid Senator Dubois,
of holding a session on Sunday 'was not
pleasing to Senators or the people of the
country. He maintained that there was no
reason why the appropriation bills should
lie blockaded. He scored the appropriations
Committee, and said they absorbed almoot
all the power of tlie Senate.
"I think," he added, "tlie next Senate
sliould divide the appropriations. No
party will have a majority iu this ehumbcr.
The Republican party cannot orgau'ze
the next Senate. There is a distinct
party here now called the Silver Repub
lican party. They will not co-operate
with you. You have not the power to
organize the Senate."
Mr. Nelson What have you got against
Mr. Dubois 1 have this against you,
that while saying to us for years we will
help you make this fight lor silver, you
came out at St. Louis as the advocate of
the single gold standard, and when you
did it, as you were warned there, you lost
the Pacific coast Senators. Just so
fast as the people of that section have an
election" for a Senator, just so fast will a
Republican Senntor go down. Just
so fast, 1 say to you, as the people
there have a chance to express them
selves, just so fast will you lose a Repub
lican Senator it you cling to the single
standard. You cannot organize the next
Senate, nor can jou organize any other
A we said at St. Louis, the Republican
party, as a party, has written its last
law on the statute ljonks of this country.
If you get your tariff bill through it will
not be by Republican votes. You have
not enough of them; you cannot get them;
thev do not belong to you, and you will be
farther from getting them in two year-.
GREEK STEAJIKU SEIZED.
Stopped by British Torpedo Boat
From Aiding Troops.
- Canea, Crete, Feb. 27. The Greek
steamer Theseus has been seized bya
British torpedo boat belonging to the
The Theseus was attempting to land
provisions and munitions of war for the
Greek troops at Platania.
Three member, of the Greek Chamber
of Deputies were on board the captured
London, Feb 27. The Sunday Sun, has
a dispatch from Athens baying that 100
Moslems were killed in a battle that
occurred yesterday near Rctlmo. Tlie
dispatch adds that the Moslems retreated
leaving the Christiana masters of the field.
Athens, Feb. 27. The leaders of the
opposition met today and signed a pro
test, which was presented to the king,
declaring that the crown is entitled to. act
alone in such a case as the present, and if
it does not act the opposition cannot be
answerable for the situation.
Canea. Feb. 27. Col. Vassos, commander
of the Greek army of occupation, has prom
ised to use his influence with the insurgents
at Selino to obtain the release of the .Mos
lems besieged tiiere. The result is a wait e I
with anxiety, as the continued confinement
of the Moslems is causing dread or reprisals.
A LAW BY LIMITATION.
The Supreme Court May Now Ap
point a District Attorney.
The bill providing that the supreme court
hail have the power to appoint to a va
cancy in the office of distiict attorney
under certain circumstances became a law
last night by limitation.
The bill was passed on the ICth instant,
the ten days of limitation expiring last
night. It is just possible, in tlie absence of
any information from the White House, that
the President vetoed or signed the measure
in time to give him either privilege.
Notwithstanding these facts Senator Hill
made several unsuccessful attempts to
secure an executive session last night,
doubtless in order to dispose of the Davis
nomination to the vacant office
To the politicians It appears that the
President has UECd, in reference to his
treatmentof this bill, every possible means
to force the Senate to accept his way of
disposing of the matter. The fact re
mains that the position has not yet been
filled, and at a time when the office
should have all its machinery in active
Steel Workers.' Wages Reduced.
Bethlehem, Pa., Feb 27. The Bethle
hem Iron Company today announced a
general reduction of 10 per cent in the
wages of steel workers, laborers and
furnace men, to go into effect March 1.
Tlie reduction affects nearly 1,000 em
ployes. Papal Commission Appointed.
Rome, Feb. 27. The Tope has appointed
a commission composed of members of the
Sacred Congregations of the Council and
Studies, charged with the consideration
of the subjects to be discussed at the
coming council to be held at Baltimore.
Deaths of a Day.
Rev. T. Doughty Miller, in Philadelphia,
where for thirty-three years he was pas
tor of the Cherry Street Baptist Church,
James Austin, well known Canadian fi
nancier, at Toronto, aged eighty-four.
Call up 'phone G20 or ealli8G8C, corner
14th st. nw. Stove size, $5.25, introduc
tory cash price. Powhatan Coal Company.
95.25 Per Ton.
Gayton stove coal. M. A. BERRY & CO.,
1249 4th St. nw.
CANOVAS ON RUIZ.
Calls Him an Amerlcnn Citizen
and Denies Murder',
Madrid, Feb. 27. -Prime Minister Cano
vas said at a cabinet council today that
the cpiestlon between the American,. and
Spanish governments regarding the treat
ment or prisoners In Cuba by the Spanish
authorities was not one of importance. He
added thutan investigation had shown that
Dr. Ruiz, the American citizen, -who, it
was asserted, had been murdered in prison
at Guanabacoa, had died a. natural death.
THE HAWAIIAN AGENT.
Ltliuokolani's Secretary Refuses
to Discuss Smith.
Secretary Julius A. Palmer, of ex-Queen
Lilluokaianl'a suite, was approached last
night In reference to the arrival of W. O
Smith, attorney general of the present
He refused to discuss the matter fur
ther than to say that up to the time of
the overthrow, Mr. Smith had never held
any ofrice under the monarchy, as has
been erroneously reported.
HANNA IN WASHINGTON
The Republican Manager Arrived
Refuses to DIkchss tlie New Admln-
lbtrntlon'ri Foreign Policy Ills
Visit to the Capitol.
Marcus Aurellus Hanna iBhcrc. His com
ing was quiet and without demonstration,
but his presence in the National Capital at
this time is none the less politically sig
nificant. Tlie national chairman, accompanied by
his wife and daughter, arrived early yester
day morning, and was safely ensconced Ina
suite of apartments at tlie Arlington Hotel
before the majority of the people In the
District iiad turned over for a second nap.
Mr. Hunna came over tlie PennsylvauU
Railroad, occupying a private car, which
was attacned to the regular train. Owing
to the early hour of his arrival, but row
people were at the station when the keeper
or the Republican elephant alighted from
the tram. Secretary Perkins," however,
was at the depot, and gau Mark hearty
assurance that all Washington awaited his
coming. Mr Hanna also expressed "great
pleasure" at being able to visit Washing,
ton at this time, ami said he "was here to
see that oerything went off alUright on
.Mr. Banna's party, consisting ot Mrs.
Hanna, Miss Mabel Hanna, Mrs. L. C.
Hanna, Miss Mary L Phelps and Dr. and
Mrs. Weber, entered carriages aud were
directly driven to the hotel.'
Mr. Hanna left the hotel ux, 12 o'clock
in company with his secretary, and was
driven to inaugural heathn a.'tecs. There
he met Chairman Bell, anil learned some
thing of tJte arrangements widen have been
made for Mr McKinley's induction liitb
office. Mr. Hanna expressed himself, as
icing much pleased with the plans that
have been already consummated, and con
gratulated Mr. Bell and other officials
on their work Questioned as to the time
when lie would take hU beat in the Senate.
Mr. Hanna said:
"Sctiatot Sherman will not resign his
seat in the Senate until Thursday r.oon,
and it Is probable that I v. ill net take the
oath of olfice as his successor until March
5, though there is no program to that ef
fect. It may be that I wiJl be sworn m
Immediately upon iccclpt of his migna
tioa by the Senate. I'or the present, or
until my credit runs out, I will make mj
1 omo in Washington at the Arlington
Mr. Hanna visited the Senate yesterday
afternoon and held a levee in one of the
cloak rooms. Later he look luncheon in
the Senators' private room, in the Senate
While at the Capitol Mr. nanna held
a coafeience with several leading Re
publican Senators. He was closeted for
over half an hour with Senator Hoar,
chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
While the subject of the conversation
was not divulged by either party, it is
believed that the main topic under con
sideration was tlie situatiion in Oregon.
It is known that for tome time past Mr.
Hanna has been directing his efforts to
secure the election of a Republican Sen
ator from that State.
Many important telegrams have passed
between the Republican manager and the
party leaders of Oregon, looking to an
adjustment ot the difficulty. For this
reason it is thought that Mr. Hanna sought
the advice ot the senior Senator of Massa
chusetts, who is well informed in regard
to the situation in tlie Pacific Coast State.
Mr. Hoar is said to have indicated to Mr.
Hanna that an appointment by the gov
ernor of Oregon of a 'Senator to represent
that State would not be acceptable to
the Senate, and would lack confirmation.
Mr. Hanna left, the Senate at 5 o'clock
and drove diiectly to his hotel. There he
again found the usual number of people
who desired to talk with him, but, with the
inaiked reticence that has characterized his
present visit, Mr. Hanna declined to see auy
of his callers.
Miss Lillian Hanna, wliofor sonic reason
had been unable to accompany the lestof
the family from Cleveland, but who arrived
on a latter train, welcomed her father on
his arrival at tlie hotel.
Mr. Hanna dined with the members of
his family, and a few Intimate friends
about 7 o'clock. Later he made his ap
pearanceintlie lobby of tlie hotel and shook
hands with numerous admirers who had
been waiting patiently for him for an
opportunity to pay him their respects.
Mr. nanna had a pleasant word for all
who greeted him.
Among those who chatted with the Re
publican chairman were Gen. Daniel E
SIckels, Hon. Frederick R. Coudert, who
is-a member of the Venezuelan commission;
Col. Hopkins, and .several members at
tached to the staff of Gov. Grout, of. Ver
mont, all of whom are guests ot the Arling
ton. To a Times reporter M v. Hanna said:
"Really, I have nothing to say for pub
lication at the present time I have talked
so much since election, that I am now going
to retire for a short time and let some
body else do the talking, l am glad, how
ever, to be in Washington, and while
I shall he busily engaged for some time
to come, I expect to have an enjoyable
Mr. Hanna held a, conference with his
secretary, Mr. Perkins, on business mat
ters. Mr. Terkins will meeD his chief at
the hotel this morning in order to dis
pose of a vast accumulation of mail that
ha8 been piling up "for several days past.
Mr. Hanna declined the invitation to he
present at the reception given by Secre
tary Lamont la&S night to Gen. Ruseell A.
Alger, giving as his reason that he was too
much fatigued to attend the function.
Consideration of Appropriation
Bills Rapidly Progressing.
DISTRICT MEASURES PASSED
The Sennte Remained iu Session
Until 2:30 o'Clock This Morning
and Disposed of the Postoffice
Appropriation Bill Snudry Civil
The Senate- remained in session until
2:30 o'clock this morning, when a recess
was taken until 3 o'clock this arternoon.
After disposing of the Postoffice appro
priation bill the Senate proceeded to ron
bltler the sundry civil bill.
During the session last evening three
bills of interest to the District were pubsed,
as follows: To permit the trustees of
Graceland Cemetery to borrow money to
complete the work of removing bodies.
House bill punishing tlie impersonation
of health inspector and other District
officers. This bill provides a penalty
ranging from $10 to $50 for the first
olfense, and not more than $100 or im
prisonment In jail, or both, for subse
The bill permitting the burial or Aimy
innses in national cemeteries.
The electric lighting piopofition on the
District appropriation bill was reached,
but on motion or Mr. Allison went over
The reature or the day was
Senator I'ettigrew's attack upon what he
denominated as a bpecial mail service
which a combination or railroads was fur
nishing. He declared that this operated to
deprive the government of a large inoo.no
from a mail service aggregating hundreds
of thousands and possibly millions of dol
lars a year. The other appropriation bills
will now come along rapidly, and Hive
seems little doubt that the Senate will be
able to dispose of all of them before final
As the closing hour of Congress ap
pioiehes the probability or the success
of any or the Presidential appointees
who have not yet teen confiimed glows
more diaphanous. There seems no reason
to expect that either Sands or Davis
can bueceed, and the same situation ex
ists regarding other appointments on
which the Senate l.ns not acted.
A conflict between labor and capital
took place in the morning hour of the
Senate. It came up in the shape or a
reiolutloii to withditiw from the President
an net authorizing the Metropolitan Rail
road Company of Washington to extend
ts roads jnto one or the suburbs. That
leiolution had been inspired by theKmghts
of Labor in oider to punisn the railroad
company for dismissing and refusing
to take back; seveial of Its employes
wl o were membeis cf that organization.
Senator Allen stated that he desired
the bill rum ned that he might offer an
amendment requiring the Metropolitan
Railway to restore to employment the men
whom It dismissed at the time of the
strikes, and in future to submit like
controversies to arbitration.
The debate that followed was very
spirited Senators Faulkner, McMillan.
B-icon and Gallingeropi osed theicsolutton.
Senator Mills of Texas also desired the re
turn of tlie bill. He said he wished to
ofrer an amendmcntregulating the relations
or the Metropolitan Road with its em
ployes, and discussed his position at some
length. He said Congress could impose what
conditions it pleased on the Metropolitan
Railroad Company, which was a corpora
tion organized under Congressional author
ity for a public purpose and the public
The Senate refused, by a yea and nay
vote, to recall the act.
The House bill defining the jurisdiction
of circuit courts in patent suits extend
ing it to districts in which defendant has a
place of business, as well as those iu
which he resides was reported and placed
on the calendar.
The naval appropriation bill was also
reported by Mr. Hale and placed on the
Mr. Hoar Introduced a bill to punish
obstruction of the exercise of constitutional
power of either House of Congress by a
member thereor, by imposing a fine of
$1,000 for willful absence. It also makes
the seat vacant upon a failure to qualify.
Mr. Hoar does no! expect actionon tlie bill
now, but lie hoped It might be passed in
the near future, in order that the dangers
of the situation which might arise at
anytime might be avoided.
Mr. Per fer offered a resolution instruct
ing the Committee on Finance to report at
the present session what action it had
taken in the matter of the investigation
ordered last session into bond sales by
the Secretary of the Treasury. The reso
lution went over without action.
A motion to reconsider the vote of last
eveniug, passing a bill for refunding the
debt of tlie Territories, was made by Mr
Butler and went over without action.
The postoffice appropriation bill was
then proceeded with.
Mr. Butler of North Carolina moved an
amendment to the item for inland -nail
transportation, a provision that no more
shall be paid to railroad companies than
is paid to them by express companies for
Mr. Pcttigrew of South Dakota made a
statement as to the exorbitant railroad
charges for mail transportation. He
asserted that the price paid between New
York and Buffalo would pay the interest
on the cost of a double track raiload
between those points. There had been
no reduction in the rates within the last
twenty years, "although the cost to the
companies had fallen one-half. Here, he
said, was a field for economists to exer
cise their talent iu reducing expenses.
The amendment was ruled out. however,
ona point of order made byMr.Fniilkncr.of
West Virginia, that it was general legisla
tion. Mr. Allison offered a substitute for the
committee amendment for the appoint
ment of a select committee of three Sena
tors and three Representatives to inquire
into the whole subject of mall transporta
tion and its coht. Tlie substitute merely
changes the committee into a commis
sion. The amendment was modified ac
cordingly. Mr. Chandler of New Hampshire moved
as a substitute for the committee amend
ment, as thus modified, a proposition that
the questions concerning the correction ot
alleged abuses In the postal service in
cluding second-class mall matter, the ex
tension of free delivery in the rural re
gions, the reduction of the cost of railroad
transpoitation, the adoption of cne-ccnt
postage for single letters, and other like
questions be examined by a postal reform
commission consisting cf the Senate and
House postoffice committee chairmen, the
Postmaster General and two citizens to be
appointed by the President, and which
shall make its report to the next Congress.
He made a statement about the hearings
given by the Senate Postoffice Committee
on the- Loud bill, and said that the com
mittee had come to the conclusion that it
was impossible to have any legislation on
the subject at the present session and that
a committee should be created as proposed.
The substitute was discussed by Senators
Stewart, Dubois, Hill and Allison.
After the recess a number of private
bills were passed, and then Mr. Quay en
deavored to obtain unanimous consent for
the consideration or the bill forbidding
the sale or liquors in the Capitol; but Mr.
Hill objected. The postoffice appropria
tion bill was then taken up.
AUBURN PRICE WOUNDED.
A Mysterious Assault Committed at
Alexandria, Feb. 28. Auburn Price, a
young man who is well known In this ity,
was found In his room at the home of his
sister, Mrs. William Hogan, In Del Ray,
last night, with a serious wound in lis
The family had gone to a reception and
did not return until about 11 o'clock. Dr.
Jones, of Alexandria, was sent for and
when he arrived Price was in a semi-ion-scioiiB
condition. He claimed tiiat while
en his way from Alexandria he had been
The doctor did not think the wound
was made by a bullet. His theory is
that the man fell and cut his head on
the railroad track or was struck by tome
unknown party. The wound may prove
Price attempted to crnmit suicide last
summer by taking rough on rats in a
glass of beer, arid tlie general Impression
is that he tried to kill himself tonight.
BRYAN SPEAKS IN NEW YORK
Stirring Words to Metropolitan
Democrats Last Evening.
Acknowledges the Vnliant Work
Done iu tiiu Eastern States and
Urges to Continue Agitation.
New York, Feb. 27. A complimentary
luncheon was given at the Hotel Bartholdi
today to William Jennings Bryan. El
liott Danfortb, chairman of the Democratic
State committee, presided, and in respond
ing to the address of welcome of Mr. Dan
fortb, Mr. Bryan made a icd-hot speech,
encouraging the bimetallisms, end declar
ing that the free silver fight must go on.
He said in part:
"I have never lost the opportunity since
tlie election to assure those who laliored
for free coinage here, that we, who In the
West, and South, have more or local
victory to rejoice over, recognize the valor
with which you made the fight. I do not
know or any Democrat or free silver
Republican, or Populist who deserves more
credit than those wlto made the right in
New York city, which is the center or
the gold influence in the Uulted States.
"I appreciate the work which you
have done and the moral courage which
it has required, and when the history of
those years is written the textman will
have to say that there were heroes iu
those days, and that New York, New
England and the Eastern States furnish .'d
their share of those heroes.
"I want to say to those who have fought
that the fight is not done. I have found
a great many who had not been -with us
before election day or on election day
who have come to us since the election.
It your experience has been the same as
mine you will rind that there has been
a profound disappointment among many
who were led to believe that the main
tenance r f the gold standard or the positive
declaration that it would be maintained,
would restore confidence, revive business,
and bring back prosperity. This has not
been the result.
"The gold standard Is dclng now just
what it has always done. It is helping
those who own money, and hurting those
who are producing wealth.
"I want to say that the agitation will
go on until every American citizen under
stands the money question, and we want
them to vote on it and settle It. But I
dou't believe any question can be set
tled through the intimidation practiced
through money lenders and employers.
Men must be free.
"They must have the right heart, and I
believe the question cannot be settled until
the verdict is that or the right heart, and
not of the body bent down under the lash.
I appreciate the opportunity to be with the
blmetallists of New York, and I shall be
glad to take back the news that the
bimetallists of New York are not ashamed
of the fight they made."
MR. BRYAN'S RETURN.
He Will Arrive Here from New York
Hon. William Jennings Bryan will arrive
here this morning at 7:40, coming over the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company's line from
New York city, where lie spoke last night
in Carnegie Hall.
On his arrival here Mr. Bryan will Lo
met by his friend, Mr. Cotter T. Bride, or
131 B street southeast, at whose resi
dence Mr. and Mrs. Bryan had apartments
when the silver champion was a uieniLer
Since Mr. Bryan left here Thursday
morning for New Haven, where he spoke
that night, Mrs. Bryan, who remained as
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Bride, has been
spending the time quietly. Many promi
nent people have called to pay their re
spects, nnd yesterday among her visitors
were Mrs. J. R. McLean, Hon. Benton Mc
Mlllin and his bride, Mrs. Henry L. Biscoe,
tlie Misses Biscoe, Mr. and Mrs. John G.
Sluter and Miss Norris. A party or friends
came on today from Brooklyn to see Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan this morning will
either attend Dr. Talmage's church or will
go to the New York Avenue Presbyterian
Church, where Mr. Bryan worshipped
when he was heie as a Congiessman.
They expect to leave for their home,
Lincoln, Neb., on Tuesday at noon and will
go via the Baltimore and Ohio route,
stopping over to rest a day in Chicago.
Their youngest daughter, little six-year-old
Grace, Is traveling with them, while
the other two children are in Lincoln
with Mrs. Bryan's father, Mr. Balrd.
On Monday Mr. Bryan, who has a pen
chant for the newspaper fraternity, will
meet the press reporters in the House of Rep
resentatives, from noon until 2 p. m.
LEI IE TUESDAY
There Will Be Xo Demonstration
at the Depot.
THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY
It Will Include "Mother" MeKinlay
mid a Number of Relatives ami
Friends Apartment at the)
Ebbltt The Hoom.s Arranged for
Privacy and Comfort.
President-elect McKinlcy will arrive hero
at 11 o'clock next Tuesday morning. Hia
party will coma i n at the BalUmoreand Ohio
station, and be taken at once to theEb
b:tt. It is not expected that there will
be any demonstration, other than arisen
from the desire or citizens to see tho
Cliief Executive, aud that will be so re
strained as to insure us little annoyance
The arrangements for his reception have
been almost as simple as if he were com
ingagain to enter upon service in theUouae
or Representatives. There is to he no,
military escort, r.o display of any kind'
Chairman Eell, or the executive commit
tee, Vice-Chairman Woodward, Gen. Miles,
Col. Cecil Clay, Col. Wright, Mr. Warner,
Mr. Wine, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Weller, and
others of the committee, will go to the
depot in carriages to meet the party and
conduct them to the hotel. This entire
lack or ostentation is in accord with
Major McKinley's expressed desire.
With Mr. and .Mrs. McKinley and "Moth
er" McKinley will be the following:
Miss Helen McKinley end Mr. JameaMc
Kinley, Mr and Mrs. A. J. Duncan,, their
son, Mr. William Mc-KInley Duncan, and
daughter. Miss Sarah Duncan; Mr. and
Mrs. Barber, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Bow
man, Mr. and Mrs. McWilllams, of Chi
cago; Mr. and Mrs. George Morse, of Sun
Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Hanna.
Col. and Mrs. Myron T. Derrick, Judge
and Mrs. Miller, or Canton; Capt. and Mrs.
Helstand and Mr. James Boyle.
They will be conducted at once to tho
iiandiome apartments c nsisling or thirty
rooms on the third ficcr, west side, or
the Ebbitt- They aie clustered a tout No.
302, where the McKinley tariff hill was
Mr. H. C. Barer", manager of the hotel,
lias tak.m pains to secure for this inner
circle ot the farniiy, ro far as is f cssIWe,
the entire privacy of a home. The ccr
ricors lave been closed with solid par
titions except the main entrance to that
sect:oi of the house.
The three rooms to be occupied by Major
and Mrs. McKinley and the President's
mother are in the extreme southwest
corner of the section looking out on Feur
teenth street from the south as well as
rrom the west windows. They are airy
and well lighted, cozy rtd cowrouarjlt,-,
with nothing or that painful newness ner
the ambitious pretension that makes pjHia
American citizens from the'' West ful
n little out of place in some of the more
ambitious establisltn.eists that have sprung:
up since the United States people, ia the
East especiilly, have become so immensely
The rooms are richly furnished, of course,
but there s nothing gorgeous no regal
splendor, no princely luxury. The carpet
ing and curtains, the tables and beds and
bureaus, even the piano and mirrors, are
such as are found in hundreds of home.-
throughout the country, and not nearly so
expensive as enjoyed by dozens or private
families In New York and Boston and a
considerable number right here in Wash
ington. The corner apartment is a sitting room
with a mahogany center-table, and unup
holstered chair to match, a set of up
holstered easy chairs, no two or the oame
pattern, with a luxurious divan, all in
ashes of roses, damask silk; a piano in
Tine, pure white enamel, with a cover
or silk or the same pattern as the furni
ture. On the mantel and about the room
are various articles of interest and use,
all costly and elegant. Also there are
a number or potted plants in handsome
urns, such as palm, fern and rubher plant.
A number or these things will, or course,
give way when the occupants take pos
session to their belongings ared some ot
them will be replaced with cut tlowers.
The bedstead in the adjoining room east,
which is shut orr by two rich hangings of
tapestry, is or highly polished brass, the
big, broad old-fashioned bureau, or ma
hogany, with a mirror of broad, low plate
glass. There i3 a second mirror beside
the mantel at the foot of the bed, much
taller than that on the bureau, and hung
in an expensive frame of gilt. On the
mantel yesterday was a bouquet of Iong
stemmed, full blown bride's roses. The
bureau is placed iu the southeastern corner
of the room, and just to the left of it a
door opens into a private bathroom, fitted
with mirrors and all the latest appoint
ments for a dressing-room.
A smaller bedioum opens on the north
of the sitthig-rt,om .with a window looking
o.it immediately upon Fourteenth" street.
It has a brass bedstead and npj ointmnets
for one perron, and a r.ch set or furnituie
with separate washstand. Nothing has
been said to indicate with certainty for
whom this is intended, but it is likely to
be "Mother" McKinley's rcom.
The carpeting throughout tLe suite is,
uniform, a line piece of "ntcn with deep
nap. The ground is a solid blue of light
durable shade and a I order of conventien
alizcd roses in colors that harmonize well
with the blue. The curtains at tl.c win
dows are deep and rich; they have every
modern appliance to adjust the light to
the comfort of the occupants cf the apnrt-
There are more than twenty-five other
rooms in the suite belonging to the Presi
dent's immediate family, while adjacent;
facing on F street, are fifty-more, to be
occupied by his relatives and close personal
The elegant parlors of the hotel will be
specially fitted up for the days intervening
between the arrival of Major McKinley and
his return from inauguration to the White
House, and will be at his disposal at any
time and in any manner he may wish-
Bicycles at Auction.
World's Defenders and Cortlandts. 250
high-grade Iadle3,gcntsand juvenile wheels
will be orfered for sale on Monday; Tues
day, and Wednesday, March 1, 2, and 3,
at 12-Tiooaand I p.m., in black, colors, and
tull nickel. Cycle board of trade guaran
tee. O. G. Sloanc & Co., 1-107 G st. 16
Five bushels any kind ror $1. G23 F
st.nw. 401N.I. are nw. fe2S-2t
Ivy Institute Business College, 3th ami IC
Nons better. ?23 a year, day or night.