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WASnTtfGKTCXN", TUESDAY, MA3RCH5 2, 1897 T-ESST PAG-ES
1. MI1EFS ARRIVAL
Tlie Presidential Party Will
Reach Washington Today.
NO PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION
A Portion of the Executive Commit
tee and Governor Jlushnell and
Staff "Will he at the Depot Mr.
Hobart and Party Duo In the
Presidentelect "William McKinley will
trrivcin "Washington at 10:30 o'clock
this morning. Bis coming will he as
unostentatious and free from display as
tlie strictest disciple of Jefferfconiunism
could desire. He will travel and be re
ceived as a citizen in private lire. This
Is in accordance with the express request
of the future President. Tlie party of
thel'rcsiJeiit-elect left Canton at 7 o'clock
latt night and if, traveling over the Chesa
peake and Ohio Railroad. The members
are coming in a private car attached to
a regular section of the train.
A Miitcomruittee of the inaugural execu
tive committee, and Gov. Bushnell and
starf, of Ohio, who are already in the
city, will meet Major McKiuIey and party
at the Sixth street station. The members
of the subcommittee are: Chairamn C. J.
Bell, A. T. JJritton, M. M. Parker. J G.
Barrett, Judge J. C. Lowell, Charles C.
Glover, and James L.. ."sorns. These will
form the sole and only escort. There will
be no parade, no music, uo unnecessary
Ten carriages will line-up in front of the
B-strect entrance to the station and be
placed at the disposal of the subcom
mittee and the distinguished visitors, upon
the arrival of the train. Gov. Bnslmellnnd
his staff will be mounted and uniformed.
They will lead in the small procession rrom
the station to the Ebbitt House, the tem
porary quarters of the McKinleys. Two
carriages will liear the membcis of the
subcommittee and the remaining eight
will be placed at the dNposil of Major
McKinley and those who come with him.
The equipage or the Presidentelect will
roll up the Avenue immediately in the
rear of the vehicles occupied by the
civilian members of the receiving com
mittee. The drive to the Ebbitt House will be di
rect and without unnecessary delay. En
trance will be made through the westside
entrance of the II otel and the visitors will
be escorted directly to their quartets on
the second floor of the hotel. This pleas
ing duty will be perform'd by llr. J. Ad
dison Porter, the coming private secretary
of the President, and Manager Burch ef
the hotel. All precautions will be taken
to make this end of the reception cor
respondingly private and deviid of show.
It is difficult to give further details of
the manner in which Mr. McKiuIey will
spend the day. General airangements for
his reception f visitors and his comings
and goings have been left to Mr. Porter,
though, of course, circumstances will alter
all plans. He will probably lunch with
his family at the hotel. Tiie afternoon will
be spent in the reception of friends and in
hearing reports from Mr. Porter and the
members of the inaugural committees as
to the arrangements that have been made
for the coming few days.
President and Mrs- Cleveland will enter
tain the Piesidcnt-electand Mrs- McKinley
at dinner in the evening- It will be a
strictly private function, and consequently
of a more or le6s informal nature- The de
tails of Thursday's program, to far as the
chief actors In it are concerned, will be
discussed. It will nlEo afford an oppor
tunity for the head of the incoming admln
Intration and his wife to consummate their
plans about the minor details of the White
House, which must be settled before they
make their advent- The personal requests
of the outgoing executive will afso be made
At the close of the function Mr- and Mrs.
McKinley will repair immediately to the
Ebbitt House, but the manner in which
they will spend the remainder of the even
ing has not yet been announced.
While Mr. Porter spent a considerable
time at the Executive Mansion yesterday,
and expressed himself well pleased with
the arrangements completed for his chief's
coming, he preferred to leave the general
details for the McKinleys themselves to
dispose of at convenience. The future
private secretary devoted 'a large portion
of the lime in a visit to Secretary Thurber,
from whom he gathered a general idea
of what his own duties will be for the
next four years. It is expected that
little change will be made in the present
force employed at the White House. Many
of these have been at the mansion for
years and have gone from one adminis
tration to another until their services are
Invaluable and almost indispensable.
Vice President-elect Gairett A. Hobart
and his party will arrive in the citj at -1
o'clock this afternoon ovei the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad. They.tco, will come In
a private car, but there will be even less
display over their arrival and reception
than over that of JMajor McKinley's party.
Tice Chairman Lewis D. Wine and S. W.
Woodward, of the executive committee, and
Gen. Benjamin Butterworth.W. W. Dudley,
and Henry E. Davis will receive him. It
Is probable that Gov. John W. Griggs, of
New Jersey, and his staff -will meet Mr.
Hobart; at tlie New Jcisey avenue station
and assist in escorting the paity to their
hotel, the Arlington. The members of Gov.
Griggs' staff are: Gen. William S. Stryker,
adjutant general: Gen. Richaid A.Donnelly,
quartermaster general; Gen. Joseph W.
Congdon, inspector general; Gen. Bird W.
Epenccr, inspector general of rifle practice;
Gen. Edward P. Meany, Judge advocate
Col. Anthony R. KuFer, aide-de-camp, and
Col. Nathan Haines, aide-de-camp.
Mr. Hobart has outlined no particular
program, so far as could be learned, to be
carried out between now and March 4, and
will occupy the time in meeting his friends
and preparing himself for the part he is
to play in the coming pageant.
GOODBY TO CANTON.
President-elect McKInley and Party
on Their Way to "Wnbhhigton.
Canton, Ohio, March 1. The President
elect left Canton at 7 o'clock this even
ing, thousands of his fellow-citizens bidding
him adieu, in showers of fireworks and
illuminants, to accompaniments of ht'arty
cheers. The citizens had arranged for a
public demonstration to bid farewell to
their honored citizen and neighbor.
The local militia joined in the demon
stration, and at 6:30, headed by the Grand
Army Band, marched to the McKinley
home. As they countermarched, Mr. and
Mrs. McKinley appeared at their front
floor. Their appearance was the signal
for cheers. As they walked from the front
porch to the coach-In waiting, there was
a frantic effort to obtain a shake of Mr.
McKinley's hand. This was impossible,
Mr. McKinley paused but a few seconds
ere he entered the cab, to raise Lis hat to
the thousands or people congregated there.
All along the route, about a mile, the
streets were jammed with people.
The space about the station was packed
for squares by people who struggled to
get near the train, which was guarded
by the companies of militia. As the
President-elect and Mrs. McKinley stepped
upon the rear platform of their car the
shouts and cheers of the people again
arose. Mr. McKinley seated his wire
Just inside the door and stepped upon
the platform. The cheering was repeated,
but quickly ceased as the President-elect
raised his hand. Hjs words were:
"My neighbors and friends and fellow
citizens On the eve of departure to the
beat of government, soon to assume the
duties of an arduous responsibility, as
great as can devoH'e upon any man, noth
ing could give me greater pleasure than
this farewell greeting this evidence of
your friendship and sympathy, your good
will, and, I am sure, the prayers of all
the people with whom I hae lived so
long and whose confidence and esteem
are dearer to me than any other earthly
honors. To all of us the future is as a
scaled book; but if I can, by official act,
or administration, or utterance, in any
degree add to the prosperity of our be
loved country, and the comrort and well
being of our splendid citizenship, I will
devote the best and most unselfish efforts
of my life. The assumption of the chief
magistracy is of such grave importance
that partisanship cannot blind the Judg
ment or accept any other consideration
butfor the public good of all to every party
and every section. With tuis thought
uppermost in my mind, I reluctantly take
leave of my fiiends and neighbors, cherish
in my heart the sweetest memories and the
tenderest thoughts of my old home my
home now, and, I trust, my home here
after, so long as I live. I thank you and
bid you all good-by."
Among those who accompanied the President-elect
to Washington were Mrs. Nancy
Allison McKinley, Mrs. Abncr Osborne,
mother or Gen. William M. Osborne; Miss
Helen McKinley, a sister of the President
elect: Mr, and Mrs. George E. Morse, of
San Fianclsco, Mrs- Morse being a niece
of Gov. McKinley: James McKinley, a
nephew of the Piesidentelcct; Mrs- Clar
ence Chaff, Mrs- Maria Saxton, Mrs. Mc
Kinley's aunt, who is going to live in the
White House: Capt. and Mis. Larayette
Williams or Chicago: Col. G. A. Garrctson,
Penns C Rouse and Webb C. Hayes, of
Cleveland: Cob and Mrs. John M. Taylor;
Major McKinley's private secretary. James
Boyle, and Mir- Boyle: Major McKinley's
stenographer, C. O. L. Cooper: the family
physician. Dr. T. N. Phillips: the Rev. Dr.
C- E Mancncstcr and wife, Mr. and Mrs.
M- C Barber, and Katharine, Ida, James
and William McKinley Barber, Mr. and
Mrs. Duncan, of Cleveland, Mrs. Duncan
being a sister of the President-elect; Mr.
and Mrs. Seward Bowman, Joseph P.
Smith, Capt. and Mrs. Hiestand ami Mr.
B- F. McKinley, an uncle of the President
elect. Johnstown, Pa-, March 2. The special
train bearing Presldent-electMcKinley and
party passed through Johnstown at 2:04
STREET RIOT IN KNOXYILLE
Rival Railway Companies Precipi
tate Trouble for All the Town.
One Man Killed and Many Arrested,
Including Police, Firemen, and
Knoxville, -Tenn., March 1. A small
sized riot occurred on the streets of
Knoxville early this morning, in which
one man was killed, and a dozen or more
are more or less seriously hurt. The
trouble grew out of pending street rail
way litigation. A rival street car com
pany wanted to occupy a street which the
Knoxville Street Railway had occupied for
The Citizens' Railway, a new corpora
tion wanted to parallel these tracks, but
the city council refused to give them right
of way. Early this morning the latter
company put 200 men to work laying
tracks. The city authorities stopped the
work under the ordinance that the streets
shall not be dug up during the Winter
The Citizens' Railway people claimed
that they had an injunction from theUnited
States court, restraining the city from in
terfering. The police were ordered to
arrest the laborers, and as fast as the men
were arrested they gave bonds and went
back to work.
The police became powerless and the fire
department was called out to disperse
the crowd with water. When this was
attempted a negro tried to cut the hose,
but was prevented by Chief Mcintosh,
whereupon another negro struck the chief
with a club. Lieutenant of Police Hood
shot the negro, and this enraged the
crowd. The entire police force was ar
rested by the sheriff and his deputies,
and the laborers put back to work.
Later an injunction was issued by Cir
cuit Judge Sneed restraining the company
from tearing up the streets. This stopped
the matter temporarily.
Mayor Heiskell appealed, to the mob to
disperse, but he was hooted down. Ex
citement runs high. Tlie latest move made
is the arrest of all the Citizens' Railway
officials for inciting a riot. All the city
officials, from chairman of the board of
public works down to the fireman, afc
Mrs. Hurst Dead.
Mrs.' Hurst, the wife of Mr. John C.
Hurst, died last night at 11:30 at the
family residence, "Glen Hurst," Conduit
Road, from la grippe, after a short ill
ness. Strike In Hamiu's Town.
Cleveland, Ohio, March 1. Five hundred
employes of the Globe Shipbuilding Com
pany inaugurated a strike today against
the employment of non-union labor. As
yet there has been no demonstration of
Canada's Present Popnjntlon.
Ottawa, Ont., March 1. The present
population of Canada is estimated-by the
department of agriculture at 5,125,436.
$3.50 lor. thy. Hound. Trip
To Old Point Comfort, "Norfolk, etc.
Norfolk and Washington Steamboat Com
pany makes this special rate from March
4th to 10th. Tickets good to return until
the 12th, Inclusive. A rare opportunity
is thus offered to visit Fortress Monroe,
Virginia Beach, Norfolk, etc These steam
ers furnish the only direct route. Elegantly
furnished. Splendid meals. Unsurpassed
accommodations See ad., page 7.
MR. VKIILETS CABINET
Sketches of the Members of Ills
TflEIR PROMINENT TRAITS
All of Them Uavo Had nn .Extensive
.Experience in Dealing -with Public
Affairs, -with the Exception of
Lyman J. Gage and Juines A.
All the members of Mr. McKinley's of
ficial family who will be present at the
inauguration are in the city, except Judge
McKenna, or California. Ex-Gov. Long,
of Massachusetts, who is slated for the
Navy portfolio, will probably not be here.
Mr. McKinley lias selected a strong
Cabinet. None of his advihers could be
called "weak men. Sherman, Alger, Mc
Kenna, Long, and Wilson have had much
experience in public life. Gage is a master
oninanco, and Gary a successful business
Mr. Gage is a fine-looking man. He has
a pleasant way of speaking and his head
has a snow white covering. It is said that
this hirsute appendage is a wig. Ifso.it
is a beautiful one. Mr. Gage's heart has
not been shocked by fear over the reported
fact that several of his illustrious predeces
sors wei e killed by overwork. Perhaps the
way in which the lean and hungry-looking
Carlisle has btood the strain has given
comfort to him. Whether this be so, he
laughs at work. Hesays he lives on work,
and his appetite grows with feeding.
Mr. Gage is accompanied by his wife.
They are stopping at the residence of
Mr. T. B. Bryan, No- 102fe Rhode Island
Gen. Russell A. Alger, the next Secre
tary of War, halls from Michigan. He is
distinguished for a war record, a rotidnuhs
or Detroit newsboys, to whom lie gives
clothes and other things; a greater fond
ness for timber land, of which propeity
he owns many thousands of acres, and a
long-buzzing Presidential bee. The per
sistency with which the last-named as
serted itseir is probably responsible Tor
the selection or Gen. Alger for the Cab
inet, ne is an example or the success
that comes to a man who aims high.
Gen. Alger should make a good Secretary
of War. He made a good record during
the war, although aspersions have been
cast upon it since. He is strong with the
Grand Army and popular with those who
know him best. He Is accompanied by
his wife and is stopping at the Arlington.
"Tama Jim" Wilson, who will succeed
Mr. Morton in the Agricultural Depart
ment, is a scientific farmer from Iowa.
He 1ms been for several years professor or
agriculture in the Iowa State College. In
that capacity lie has managed a farm of
900 acres, and has cultivated upon it
twenty breeds of highly pedigreed nuimals.
Mr. Wilson is proud of his record as a
scientific agriculturist; prouder of it,
perhaps, than of anjlhlng else pertaining
to himself, for there is not much pride
There was a time when he objected to
being called "Tama Jim," but that was
long ago. He now accepts It in good
part, and his friends use it as a term of
affection. It was fastened upon him by
the newspapers boys, and at the time
there were two Wilsons In Congress from
Iowa. James F. Wilson was a Senator
and James T. Wilson was a Representa
tive. The former hailed from Fairchild
county and the latter from Tama county,
so the boys began calling him "Tama Jim"
Wilson to distinguish him from the other
Wilson, and it has stayed with hint to the
Mr. Wilson has an apartment in the
Ebbitt nouse as modest as himself. The
door is open to all callers, and a warm
welcome greets them from within. In con
versation with a Times reporter last
night he said:
"I intend to get thoroughly conversant
with what Mr. Morton has done before
I make any radical changes. I am going
into the department with the idea of
finding out all that is good that belongs
to it, and separating from the bad, if
there is any."
Mr. Wilson said much more in the course
of a general conversation, ne thinks the
Secretary of Agriculture should attend
strictly to the business of his department.
He says he thinks Mr. Gage is competent
to take care of the financial end, and "Mr.
Sherman," he added, with a laugh, "will
take care of Cuba." He may have an
opinion on seed distribution and will ex
press it, but if Congress euacts a law con
trary to his opinion he will do his best
as an administrative officer to execute
it. He will not use agricultural bulletins
to destroy free silver seed with gold
Ex-Gov- Long, of Massachusetts, is not
here, but he will be in the Cabinet as Sec
retary of the Navy. He is not of com
manding presence, but he has a Web
sterlan head. He is an orator who pleases
the people, but is not very popular with
the politicians. He was the personal
choice of Mr. McKinley, but not of the
Massachusetts ScnatorRorof thetrcasurers
or the great mill companies- Mr. Long was
thrice governor of Massachusetts andthrice
elected to the House of Representatives.
Mr. Long has a magnetic handshake and a
warm heart. His enemies accuse him of
demagogy, but they say nothing worse of
him than that. He has a large law prac
tice. Lately he has been suffering ill
health. He has been twice married and
has two grown daughters by his first wife.
James A. Gary, of Baltimore, who is to
be Postmaster General probably, or at
any rate, romewhere else in the Cabinet,
wants It known that he is not a Judge
unless it is the Judge of a gcod cigar.
Some ill-informed newspapers have called
him one. He could not well be a Judge, for
he is not a lawyer, nor has he ever been
one. He is a prospeiouscottcn-mill owner.
Mr. Gary has twice been a candidate for
office; once for governor", and once for
Congress, but these were in the times of
large Democratic majorities. He will be
the first Maryland man in the President's
Cabinet since Grant's first administration,
when J. A. J. Cresswell was Postmaster
Mr. Gary will be the Wanamaker of the
new administration, although he has- not
the expansive smile of the Philadelphia
millionaire, nor is he the superintendent
of a Sunday-school. He intends Co run the
Postoffice Department, If that Is the one'
which, in the last analysis, will come to
him, In a businesslike manner.
Mr. Gary has handsome side-whiskers
and a verj pleasant'address. He is stop
ping at the Normandie, and has with him
wife and family.
Judge Joseph McKenna, who hangs sus
pended between the Interior portfolio and
the Attorney Generalship, is on his way
here from California. Unlike Mr. Gary, he
he is a Judge of law. His friends call him
"Honest Joe" McKenna. Jle berved three
terms with McKinley in Congress, and was
a member or the Ways and Means Commit
tee. He was originally slated rdr the In
terior Department, but it Js said thnt on
account of the oppositions a secret order,
which objected to his religion, he was shirt
cd to the Attorney Generalship.
MAKY MINERS PERISHED.
One Hundred and. Seventy Lost Their
City of Mexico, March 1. There is no
longer any doubt that 170 men perished
In the mine disaster at Zacatecas. The
latest news shows that fire broke out in
Sanamoro mine, one of the properties of
the Somhrerete Companies, aud communi
cated to the San Francisco mine. The
principal shaft in the former is 3,000 feet
deep, and rescuers went down to the bot
tom, but were nearly suffocated by smoke.
THE PRESIDENT'S BUSY DAY
The Morning Hours Spent in Exam
Suffering from a Slight Attack of
Rheumatism Secretary Porter
at the "White House.
The President was busy at his desk this
morning long before many of the leading
government officials had their breakfast.
Before noon he had spent four hours study
ing the huge amount of legislation which
has be'n poutiug in upon hlin-for several
days, and which, however desirable, can
not go uion the statutes without Ids signa
ture. A slight touch of rheumatism in one leg
gave him an excellent excuse for. denying
himself to the numerous sightseeing callers
who came to pay their respects, and, ex
cept members or his Cabinet and a few
Congiessmen, who called to explain vari
ous bills, his labors were pursued without
interruption. Secretary Olney spent an
hour with the President discussing depart
mental matters, which are now being ar
ranged In a proper condition to leave with
his successor, and Secretary Carlisle, whose
work is also practically done,.mude a short
Senator Cullom presented Mrs. Potter
Palmer, who delivered her leport as
president of the lady managers of the
Chicago World's Fair.
Secretary Tlmrber saved tlie President
the trouble of entertalnlug a host of
visitors, his office being crowded almost
all day, although Mondays, Tuesdays and
Fridays are generally respected as tlie
days when the President und his official
staff are too busy with their own uf
fairs to give time to others.
Mr. Thurber's successor, J. Addison Por
ter, of Hartford, was around' the White
House much of the morning', part of which
was profitably occupied in watdftiug the
practical operations of tlie" White House
staff and in getting pointers from Mr.
Thurbcr about the numerous things a Presi
dential secretary limit do. He also looked
over the private apartments, and while
not deciding on their allotment, rather
fancied the bright, sunny room on the
southwest corner of the building, across
the corridor from President Cleveland's
chamber, as the best for Mr. and Mrs.
McKinley. This was the bedroom of the
Harrisons, and because it is so cheery and
sunny and has a Southern exposure it
appears best adapted to the needs of Mrs.
During the afternoon the President saw
Dr. Sunderland and Mr. Talmage, with the
board of trustees and other prominent
members of the church he has attended
during his two terms in the White House,
having especially invited them in order to
take leave or them.
The finishing touches were given to the
thoiough renovation of the Executive Man
sion last night- The furniture has been re
newed wherever needed, the carpets
cleaned, the mirror and picture frames re
gildcd, until everything looks new, al
though many of the ornaments and furnish
ings have passed through several administrations-
GREEK PREMIER CHEERED.
Delyannls flakes n Patriotic Speech
In the Doule.
Athens, March 1. After 'a recess that
called forth the protest of the opposition
the Boule, the slnglcparllaineiitarychaniber
of Greece, met today.
M. Delyannls denounced" the bombard
ment of the Christians as savage, impious
and unjust. He said that the blockade
of Crete by the powers was inexplicable
from the view point of international law.
Greece, he added, had instructed repre
sentatives abroad to protest against the
bombardment to the governments of the
countries to which they were accredited.
He further said he was convinced that the
admirals "had acted 'without instructions.
In conclusion AI. Jlelyannis said: "We
are a small nation and cannot prevent such
acts, but we protest against them with
the force of a great nation. We know
that all great peoples are with us."
The prime minister was cheered again
and again, as he took his seat.
Canea, March 1. Reports have been re
ceived today of skirmisltes in ninny parts
oftheisland A number or Ijouses have been
burned, in some cases the Tires having been
started by Christians and jn others by
Railroad Rate "War Threatened.
Chicago, March 1. The Canadian Pacific
has appealed to the chairman, or tlie Trans
continental Passenger Association for
authority to apply a $7.00jaiffcrential first
class and $5 second-class via St. Paul, and
over the Soo toute to Pacjilo Coast points.
This policy on the part of the Canadian
Pacific is likely to result' lnlthe disruption
of the association and the, inauguration cf
a" rate war.
Discovery of New Gold Fields.
Perry, Okla., Mar. 1. Advices from the
Wichita mountains arc that new dis
coveries of both gold and silver have
caused a fresh outbreak of excitement
among the prospectors, who for months
have been camped on the border, and a
renewed energy has-been adopted by the
United States authorities to prevent dig
ging Tor gold. Themurshals arrest any
man they find on these lands.
Railroad Safe Looted.
Dallas, Tex., March l.-The Gulf, Colo
rado, and Santa Fe Railroad Company's
sare in the station at Garland. was blown
open and robbed of $1,000 last night.
The burglars used an electrical, apparatus
to blow the safe.
Blinds, Any Size, ?1 a Pair.
libbcy & Co., Gth U. and N. Y. ave
HAIL TO THE CHIEF!
11 BRILLIANT BALLROOM
Pension Office Under a Blaze of
THE WORK OF MAGICIANS
A Teat of Tllumiimtion on the Hall
nnd Its Exquisite., Drapery A
Dream of Yellow and White nnd
Clusters and Pendants of Glow
The blaze of 6,000 incandescent and
fifty arc lights was turned last evening at
7:30 o'clock, on tlie beautiful drapery
and other decorations of the ballroom at
the Pension Orficc. Tlie illumination fell
over all the features that will mark the
evening of the event, with the exception
of the flowers, the black suits aud white
cravats, and the hall gowns.
The three gentlemen present most in
terested in last night's experiment, were
President Thomas, of the United States
Electric Light Company; Mr. F. E. Crane,
of the Crane Decorating Company, or
Paterson, N. J., and Chairman Roesslc, or
the committee on bull decorations. Chair
man Bell, or the general committee, was
also present later in the evening. Mru
Crane was congratulated by everybody on
the artistic effects of his work, which
might be compared to thousands and
thousands of square yards of-gigantic
The effect of the decoration is vivid from
any point in the hall, but on account of the
columns there is no place in the inteiior
from which a full view may be obtained.
This fact makes the study and appreciation
or the whole a Question of mere than that
traditional quarter of an hour.
The ceiling is the work of the decorator.
White cloth obscures the oiiginal archi
tecture and has been caught up in three
places, at the center nnd at two equi
distant points from it, into domes. At the
base of each dome is a ciiclet of brilliant
white lights. The columns of the two
balconies and the lower supports are
draped with yellow and white streamers
which are knotted at the capitals.
Against each capital is a cluster of
electric lights, below which fall away
pendants of the same illumination. The
fifty arc lights are disposed around the
balconies at every other column. The
upper balcony fronts are relieved of
monotony in color by the disposition here
and there of green foliage in festoons, and
all of this outer effect is in relief against
the walls of the building, which arc covered
with white cloth, set off with evergreens.
One of the special effects is the stand
for Victor Herbert's band. Its orna
mentation is yellow cloth. At a dis
tance it suggests the entrance to some
grand buildiug under an archway. This
archway is made or yellow cloth, shirred,
in which are placed a hair dozen or more
concentric curves or incandescent lights.
Above the arches and generally on the
rest or the Tacadc the lights are arranged
in right Hues, the combination of curve
and straight line and color nnd artistic
dralng-of the two colpros producing an
erfect equally vivid and gorgeous. This
beautiful structure is at the east end of
the ballroom, the stand for the Haley
orchestra being on the south side, center,
the latter resembling for all the world
the hair hull of the Argo when decorated
-for the ancient voyage to Crete. Its
prevailing color is yellow, studded plenti
fully by the cluster feature of the electric
lighting. Both of these band stands are
out of the way of the madding crowd,
which is a departure that everybody in
the push and crush will appreciate.
One of the most striking of the erfects
is thatproduccd by the illumination of an
Old Glory suspended high up near the cen
ter or the west end. The brilliance of the
elcctrio lighting brings out the stars and
the bars and the ground distinctly, and the
intermitting flashes making intermittent
colors add to the curious and bplcndid
The superb columns arc in harmony with
the general colors of the hall and are
changed in aspect only by masses of
potted plants on sta'nds about ten feet
from the floor. The fountain basin has
been filled with all kinds or growing plants
through which Hash hundreds of elec,trie
lights in blue, white and red bulbs. The
red, white and bluelights, however, which
are most striking are these which scintil
late through the ftlds of the flag above
described, and those composing the bril
liant star, which is the masterpiece of
the decoration of the band stand at the
east en I of the room.
Around the building at the bases of
the three domes of white are cornucopias,
trumpets and various other devices which
produce the illusion of an heroic frieze
There was some criticism lnt night of
the superabundance of green on the -walla
and balcony fronts. This will hardly hold
good, however, when the 40,000 roses
and flowers of varied hues will be added
to the scene on balcony and pillar and
festoon and among the pendant lines of
quivering lights and sparkling clusters.
Some of the critics said that tnere should
be Just the least bit more light, and others
said that the immensity of the room and
the volume put on last night, produced
Just that Illumination which every lady
in the land would consider the best for her
charms, and among these latter critics
were scores of ladies, who loaked oa at the
lovely scene by the courtesy of those In
charge. However this may be, there
was enough in the suggestions of the "triul
trip" through the ballroom to permit one
to say that in splendor of appointment
and grace and beauty or the details, this
Lallroom will be something to remember
even by those who can Imagine what kind
of a romance could be written by the
Wizard of Meulo Park.
CAREFCL AT CARSON CITT.
The Prize Fij;ht Arena "Will He Rig
Carson, New, March 1. Both Corbett
and Fitzstmmons varied their mode of
training today. Each believes the other
to be much heavier than supposed, and
both verge on the mysterious and secre
tive in so far as their methods are con
cerned. Nobody can be found who believes
that "Corbett weighs one ounce less than
ISO pounds, although he claims to be 15
pounds lighter. Fitzsimmons assertions
regarding his own weight are nearer cor
rect than Cqrbett's, but tlie Cornlshman
shies whenever he encounters a pair of
Fitzslmmons, trudged Into Carson this
morning in the face of a biting wind,
which carried a thick: shower of fine
His most vigorous work was withRoeber
on the wrestling mattress. He handled the
big Graeco-Roman champion as though he
was a boy, and flattened him out on the
mat, four points down, as often as he tried.
Tomorrow will be an off day for Cor
bett. His wife and slater are expected up
from San Francisco, and Jim has promised
the boys a rest.
Eighteen hundred tickets were sold up
to G o'clock this evening, and orders are
now on file for as many more. This
number does not Include reservations
allotted to excursion parties. The frame
work of the arena was completed thi3
evening and a large force or carpenters
were knocked off. The bleachers are
going up with a rush and will be ready
for occupation within ten days.
The box office and entrances will all
be heavily guarded. Mounted men will
patrol the fences, inside and out, which
encircle the race track. Tickets will have
to be shown a dozen times before they
are finally deposited in the boxes at the
turnstiles. Big, placards with twelve-Inch
letters will guide the ticket holders to
their seats, and ushers to the number of
300 will be on duty.
Senator George May Resign.
Memphis, Tenn. .March I. A report from
Jackson, Miss., indicates the" probability
that United States Senator J. Z. George
will tender his resignation at the ap
proaching session of the legislature. Ill
health is the cause. His term expires
March -i, 1809, and Congressman H. D.
Money has been elected his successor at
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TILLMAN CHARGES BRIBERY
Says the Trusts Have Paid
Agents in tlie Senate.
PASSAGE OP THE NAYAL BILL
Most of the Debate on the Chandler
. Amendment to the Armor Plate
Umitlcg the Coat of. the Plate.
The Amendment Carried "VJtho-t
The sensational feature of last night's
session of the Senate was a charge made
by Mr. Tillman that the-.trusts and mo
nopolies have their paid agents among the
Senators- The assertion was made during
the discussion of the armor plate amend
ment to the Naval appropriation bill.
Immediately after disposing of the Dis
trict bill yesterday the Senate took up
the Naval bill. As reported to the Sen
ate, it appropriates S35,72S,234, being an
increase of, S33Gvi,00o over the araouat
in the bill as it passed" the House. ,.- J
The amendment for six. torpedff" boats
and all the other aiHenaTnents up to UtaG
point were agreed'to without dlscuasion-or J
lue ntbt question was on the provMen.
in the bill that the total cost of the armor
shall not-exceed $3.210,UiJOjto wJriohtHQ.
Senate committee had reported the amend
ment that "no contract Tor armor plae
shall be made at a rate to exceed S-lOoper
Mr Chandler of Xew Hampshire moved
to amend the Senate amendment by making
It read: "Xo contract for armor plate shall
be made at anaverage rase to exeeetl $8QH
per ton,' and argued la support of his
Mr. Gorman said that the Senate ought
to: to make the radical changes proposed,
in the bill as to the increase of the Navy.
When that increase was begun, in 16S4,
the principle was laid Cown that the gov
ernment should not attempt the almost
Impossible task of extracting the ore irom
the mines, fashioning it into great blocks
of steel, and producing armor plate for
Mr. Jones inquired as to whether tha
Bethlehem Company had not furnished,
armor to the Russian government at $250
a ton, while it was charging $560 a ten to
the American government.
Mr. Gorman admitted tlfflt fact, but said
that the armor furnished to the Russian
f overnment was- inferior to that furnished,
to the American government.
Mr. Chandler intimated that that fact did
rot appear anywhere.
The bill was laid aside informally wlth
o t action on the pending amendment.
Conferences were ordered on the post
orrice appropriation bill and on the sun
dry civil appropriation bill.
The credentials of Senators-elect Turner
of Washington anil Heitfeld of Idaho were
read and placed on file
On motion of Mr. Hill of New York the
Senate at 4.30 p- m.. proceeded to the con
sideration of executive business and at 6
p. m. took a. recess till S.
When the Senate resumed its session at 8
o'clock the discussion of the armor plate
amendment was resiimed-
Mr- Hawley of Connecticut opposed both
the establishment of a government armor
factory and the fixing of the price of armor
at either $300 or $400 per ton.
Mr. Elkins of West Virginia opposed the
expenditure of the $3,210,000 for armor
plate carried by the bill until something
definite was known of the real cost of
Tillman, or South Carolina, said that
while he was a member or the Committee
on Naval Arrairs, he was unable to give
Mr. Elkins all the light he desired. But
he knew there was no expenditure, "so
reeking with fraud and so disgraceful to
those responsible for it."
The mere suggestion that the govern
ment should go into the business of manu
facturing armor "was sure to raise tha
specter of government ownership of rail
roads and like concerns. People spoke of
Congress controlling the trusts, hut In
stead or this "the trusts had their handa
in our breeches pockets." He hated to
think that these monopolies had their paid
agents in the Senate, hut it looked like it.
"I don't want to say anything harsh,"
he went on impressively, "but God knows
that I believe every utterance I have
made is true." This, statement came like
a bombshell In the Senate and led Mr.
Hawley to demand whether the Senator
from South Carolina dared to make such
a charge against the Senate 4T dare
say," replied Mr. Tillman deliberately,
"that as far as I can see, and I can ex
plain this on no other ground."
"And 1 say," retorted Mr. Hawley, "that
that Is an unworthy slander, unworthy
of any gentleman."
"I am bound to put two and two to
gether. I cannot explain It on any other
hypothesis," said Mr.. Tillman.
He went on to say that the companies
got their prices "because they have
friends in this chamber."
It was scandalous that our boasted navy,
"our pet," should be protected by these
"sponge'' plates, and the first shot from,
a foreign warship would go through one
of these boasted ships and "500 or 600
American seamen are sent to the bottom
of the sea through the frauds perpetrated
in the Senate."
In answer to a question from Mr. Quay,
Mr. Tillman said that nothing would be
gained by sending the bill back to the
House, for that body was In the power
of the trusts the Standard Oil Company
as much as the Senate, "and every man
there was manacled and under the rule
of one man, the Speaker, and compelled
to crawl around on their bellies like a
worm or like a whipped cur."
Mr. Chandler's amendment was then
adopted without division, and the total
amount appropriated for armor was re
duced from $2,210,)00 to $2,407,500.
The committee amendment appropriat
ing $1,000,000 for a government armor
plant was defeated by a vote of 26 to 30.
The bill was then passed ana ac mid
night the Senate adjourned till today. -
Brldgeton, N J., March 1 .The Cohanseb
Glass Manufacturing CompaaFPUt another
hollow-ware factory In blast today, nlaking
three factories now In operation. . The nol-low-ware
factory of the East Lake Com
pany also went in blast this morning after"
six weeks' Idleness.
Money in "cw Xork Treasury.
New Yr .rk, March 1 . Treasary,baiances-v
Coin, $120,732.23S; currency, $G0,oo6,433.
Mantels, Any Size, $1.00 Apiece.
IJbbey & Co., Gth st. and N. Yave. .