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The Circulation of THE TIMES Yesterday
For tlie District of Columbia, unsettled
weather, possibly showers in the morning;
cooler; northerly winds.
WASHINGTON", THURSDAY MOIGflNG, AVTIIL 15, , 1897-EIGrHT PAGES.
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In the camp of competition. That was practi
cally the effect that resulted from our announce
ment that we would sell DIAMONDS, WATCH
ES AND JEWELRY on terms cut even lower
than ever. t
It was the occasion of our first anniversary
here and fifty-first in Baltimore an anniversary
of the greatest round of successes that a jeweler
ever met with, and it encouraged us to show our
appreciation to the public in this substantial
way. Fancy paying a $5 bill and having a $50
Diamond handed to you unheard of heretofore.
We offer every honest man and woman the
opportunity to possess Reputable, First-class
Diamonds, Watches and Jewelry newest, most
charming effects, and pay for them in a way
that'll never be an expense.
$10 wort!, $1.00 down, 50 cents weekly.
$15 worth, $1-50 down, 75 cents weekly.
$25 worth,. $2.50 down, 75 cents weekly.
$50 worth, $5.00 down, $1.00 weekly.
' $75 worth, $7.50 down, $1.50 weekly.
$100 worth, $10.00 down, $2.00 weekly.
These Terms Are Permanent.
We're not here for a day, mouth or year.
We're permanently established, and will continue
to pile up success after success as our Baltimore
house has done for 51 years.
payments than any other jeweler does for cash.
Our immense capital purchasing for both houses
for cash enables us to save discounts inauy other
jewelers never think of.
Anv houest man or woman can buy STRICT
LY FIRST-CLASS Diamonds, Watches and Jew
elry on the easy terms above without any public
ity. All transactiqns are strictly confidential.
Goods delivered on first paj-uient. Everything
National Jewelry Co,,
1103 Penna. Ave.
Next Star Office Established 1846. I
Baltimore House: 10S N. Eutaw Street.
No doubt about getting fitted and suited HERE. Our
new line of young-men's Suits at $-J O, SI 2.50 and $15
is the largest variety in town of the newest and most popular
styles and patterns. All the latest colors and combinations in
plaids, cliecks and Scotch mixtures. Tailored as we always
tailor garments, and perfect fitting.
Other suits at $18, $20, S22.50 and $25 worth
their price, too. "Worth more as other people reckon values.
!No matter what you want for the children you can get it to
"best advantage HERE. Clothes, Hats, Shoes, and Furnishings
of all kinds, for boys of all ages. A complete line of the newest
styles and best qualities, at lowest prices.
Special values and choice variety in Men's Spring- NECK
WEAR and new shape HATS
Robinson &Chery Co.,
12th and F Streets N. W.
HONEY HEEDED FOR WAR
II. Delyaunis Submits His Budget to
the Grecian Boule.
He Says the Country Hats Been Com
pelled to Assemble Her Army
to Defend Her Honor.
Alliens, Apill 14. In accordance with
the call issued a few days ago, the Boule,
the single legislative body of Gieece, met
today for the purpose of voting the. budget
and passing the bills relating to the pres
M. Delyannis, iu behalf of the govern
ment, submitted a credit of 23,000,000
drachma for the purposes of the ministries
of war and marine. In presenting the
credit, M. Delyaunts reiterated the Greek
views of the situation. He said it was the
hope of Greece, despite all that .had hap
pened, that the powers -would agree to a
peaceful settlement of the crisis. The
present position on the frontier, he added,
was not created by Greece, but by the
Etrange policy of a State whose precipi
tate armaments had compelled Greece to
assemble her army to confront all eventual
ities and defend the interests and honor
of the country.
M-Uelyanul s f miner said t hat tl e goven'i
ment "was doing its utnio&t to peifeetiUi
hastily collected aimy and hoped that iu
a few days it -would be able to do its duty.
This Intimation of the nostibility ct a
declaration of war evoked long and neatly
cheers from the mcmbeis of tl e hotiie and
the large audience in the galleries, which
had assembled in the expectation of hear
ing a definite announcement of the policy
of the government.
M. Ball!, the leader of tLe opposition,
cheaper on easy
said that, in view of existing conditions,
he deprecated any debate on the budget.
M. Delyannis agreed with M. Rnlli, and
announced that he would ask tomorrow
for a three months' vote on account.
The chamber then adjourned.
INSURANCE SWINDLE DETECTED.
C. L. "Woods' Extensive Schcino to
rlttsburg, Ta., April 14. A mammoth
insurance swindle has been nipped In the
bud by the arrest of C. Linwood Woods, of
C. L. Woods &. Co., bankers.
In Woods' desk were found sixty-fivepoli-cies,
with himself as beneficiary, aggregat
ing $200,000. Woods had policies, on the
lives of his brother and sister and his
fiancee. The other policies were all for
men more than fifty years old, and Woods
stood to realize a goodly sum in the near
Safe Blowers Get Big Booty.
Chicago, tApril 14 The State Agricul
tural College of Michigan, situated three
miles from Lansing, Tvas visited by two
sare blowers on Wednesday night last.
The heavy vault in the basement -was
blown open and $2,400 stolen. Both rob
bers -were injured by the explosion, but
they managed to make their -way to
Ghicago on a Grand Trunk train.
After th.e Insurance Trnst.
Columbas, O., April 14. Attorney General
Monett today decided to push his suits in
the Supreme Court to bring up theiro
insurance trust in this State to a speedy
12-lneh Stock Hoards. SI per lOu ru
LIbbey & Co., 6th st. and New Tork ave.
Ivy Institute Business College, 8th andK.
None better $25 a year, day or night.
Blinds, Si; small Sizes, 75c n Pair.
Llbbcy & Co., 6th st. 'and New Xorkave- tf
GDIIMIS DEFEIT THE EIEIIY
Spaniards Retreated in Disorder,
Leaving Dead on the Field.
GENERAL WEYLER ALARMED
He Orders an Investigation iw to
How Handera Succeeded Jn Cms:
Jng the Troelnt After lie Had
Pronounced It Impregnable Gen.
Gomez in Santa Clara Province.
Havana, via Key West, Fla., April 1 I.
A big battle has been fought at Mnl
Fiompo, Santa Clara province, between
the Cubans, commanded by Alciuau, and
a strong Spanish column of 1,500 mca.
The Spaniards were defeated, letreat
Ing in disorder, after leaving on the Held
20Q men, killed and wounded.
Brigadier Aluiuan, obeying Ordeis from
Gen. Gomez, surprised the Spanish column
la a disadvantageous position. The battle
was fought o.i .Monduy.amllastedtliewhole
day. When the Spaniards left the field
darkness was falling.
The news was. kept secret hare until this
afternoon, and it lb now ghen out by the
Spanish authorities, who minimize the
The details have come to hand of the
crossing of the .lucnio-Moion trccha l.y
the Culnui general, Quintln Hnndcras,
They contradict the report of Gun. Wey
ler that Hnudeias crossed with only 100
Bnndcras was at the head of 2,01)0 men,
and ho fought his way thio'ugh after do
straying two forts of the military line on
the very day that Weyler proclaimed the
line to he Impregnable.
Gen. Weyler Is very much alarmed over
Banderas' success, and has ordered an in
vestigation by Gen. Arolns as to how
the trocha was force.l.
The sugar cane plantations of the prov
ince of Matanzas, whose owners lefusc to
pay taxes to the revolutionary army, are
being destroyed by the insurgents.
Gen. Gomez is at the estate Kefunna, in
Santa Clara province. He has not been
dlstui bed by the Spaniards.
CUBA A PICTURE OF DESOLATION.
"Weyler's Forces Leaving a Trull of
Death and Starvation.
Pinar del Rio City, April 14. The once
fertile fields of Vuelto Ahajo are deso
late, and the province is vhtunlly de
populated. The Dig towns and ports, gar
risoned by Spanish troops, are over
crowded with btarving refugees; for the
reller of whom the funds arc at tlie
government's disposal. Well-informed peo
ple say that 40 per cent of the general
population have fallen victims to Gen.
Pucificos are killed without mercy, un
der special instructions from Weyler,
neither women nor children heing spared.
In the districts of l'uto Real, Rematch
Sabola, Portates, LaGrlff; Jueugoiiio.5
and San Juan y Martinez, there are over
GOO Cuban widows, whose husbands' have
been massacred since Christmas. In many
cases men were Burned alive. In every
town and village may be teen hundreds
of pale-faced women and children and
decrepit old men, homeless, and with
outstretched arms, crying for bread.
. Huddled together, by night they ileep
upon the sidewalks, In unoccupied stalls
or abandoned barracks. Smallpox is
spreading; hundreds are suffering from
fever and other Ills. Before the summer
is over. It is feared that the epidemic will
complete the work of death and desola
tion begun by Weyler.
SPANISH OFFICIAL HEPOHTS.
The Usual Record of Victories Over
Bavana, April 14. Numerous reports
were received today of encounters be
tween Spanish troops and rebel bands, in
dKfcrcnt parts of the island. As is al
ways the case, the official reports show
that in each of the engagements the rebels
were defeated and dispersed. None of the
fights was of much consequence in its ef
fects, hut according to the official figutes
the aggregate losses of the Insurgents In
the varicus encounters were 123 illled, a
large number wounded, and six captured.
The loss of the troops is placed at only
eight killed, and a captain, four lieu
tenants, and seventy-six privates wounded.
Pedro Gonzalez Garcia was shot today
In the Cabana Fortress for the "crime" of
GENERAL RIVERA'S CONDITION.
He Has Three Wounds, nnd One of
Them Is Serious.
Havana, April 14. Gen. Rivera's wounds
are troubling him greatly, He has three
and one or them Is serious. The bullet, It
is said, broke a rib.
The Spanish authorities hero maintain
great reserve about the Cuban general's
condition, and when questioned, they
only answer; "He, is -wounded," ami re
fuse to give any particulars.
HYPOTHECATED THE UONDS.
Spalding Has Admitted That
Disposed of Them.
Chicago, April 14. C. W. Spalding has
admitted that he hypothecated the miss
ing bonds belonging to the Illinois State
University. This admission was made to
F. M. McKay, the university's president, at
the office of Mr. Oliver, Mr. Spalding's
attorney, on Monday evening.
"We saw Mr. Spalding only a few min
utes,'' said President McKay today. "He
admitted that he had hypothecated bonds,
though not all of them. He did not enter
into an explanation of what led him to
place the university in this condition, and
we did not ask him any questions In re
gard to it. It was sufficient for us to
learn that the bonds were really gone. We
expect a complete report of his doings will
be presented by Air. Spalding to Mr. Keith
as boon as the latter has qualified as treas
urer of the university, Before that time
probably nothing will be learned about it.
"Spalding is either in hiding or has
fled. Nobody seems to know his where
abouts. An examination of the Globe Sav
ings Bank's vaults dlsclobcd no paper of
any value. Several thousand dollurs in
worthless bonds is about all of the assets
disclosed in the search. It is claimed tiiat
ninny bonds belonging to the university
have been alterc:!. Across the face of tlie
bonds was stamped the words, 'This bond
is the pioperty of the University of Illi
nois; not negotiable.' The work of erasing
this was done with a rubber stamp. On
the bonds thus far dlscoverccl-tsomc $200,
000 worth these words have been erased.
It now looks as though Mr. Spalding
would nave a hard time to keep out. of
the penitentiary, as eminent legal lights
say he has coiumltted a grave crime, if
he made the erasures.
The statement thatcx-Gov. Altgeld was
responsible for the selection of Spalding
as treasurer was reiterated by President
McKay today. Tlie latter also declared
that it was upon the advice of Altgeld and
Altgeld alone, that. Spalding's first bond
was acceptel in 1.803v
"Gov. Altgeld was present at a meeting
"of the finance committee of the board of
trustees in 18015," he said, "if I am not
mistaken, and this meeting ivub held dur
ing August. I was, on the finance com
mittee, and we llad been worrying over
the question of accepjing the bondsmen
Spalding offered. jThoaVwcre the days of
the panic, and wc'b?i!jvodlt necessary to
be especially careful. JAx that meeting I
said to Gov. Altgeld: i'We do not know
these bondsmen The reports we have re
ceived from the commercial agencies are
rather indefinite concerning them. Now,
do you, as governor of this State and as a
member of the .board pf trustees, recom
mend the acceptance or this hond,"
"Altgcld's answer was", 'Yes.' That al
layed our suspicious. Wenccepted the bond
of Spalding on the strength of Go. Alt
gcld's statement, Ills personal word to the
"Air. Spalding was elected treasurer on
the governor's recommendation in the flrut
place. It was understood that Altgeld
wanted him for the position, and that is
why he was given Jt by the trustees. He
"was nominated as Altgeld's choice, and
one or the trustees had a letter from the
governor urging Spalding's election."
WAITING FOR TIE FLOOD
Expected Rush of Waters Over
TIIE CHANCES FOR ESCAPE
People Reported to Be Drowning
ou Davis Lshuid Steamers- Sent
to the Rescue A Storm Prevnllinir
"Which Is Apt to Destroy Many
Miles of Levqey. .
New Orleans, April 14. The river rose
here today bi.x-tenths of a foot, and at 1
p. m. stood 18.9 a foot 'higher than the
highest point ever reached. The rise was
so unexpected as to cause a very panicky
feeling. The water stood bi.x inches over
the top of the wharf ad thefootof Gravier
street, rendering it impossible to unload
or load freight there. There Is now a mar
gin of only eighteen Inches between the
flood level and the top of the levees here,
and most of this is composed of sandbags
The bad places in thelevec at Algiers have
again developed, and the chances of a
break there tonight are about even. There
is little hope or holding the leee there
throughout the flood, which will continue
at lenst three weeks longer at this place.
Senator Cordlll's telpgram from the
Tensas rront last night, declaiing that
the Louisiana levees there could not he
held, that a crevafse was inevitable, and
that the people wcrepaniostricken, caused
a very gloomy feeling here, but hopes are
revived when Senator- Cordill telegraphed
today that the Tensas district would not
give up the fight. He, however, wurned
the people to prepare for the possible overflow-
They have beenJn the last few days
warned to remove their stock, cattle, and
household effects toplaccs of sarety, and
to be ready for a, creasso, which may
come at any minute, and which will place
these lands fr.om fifteen to twenty feet
under water. The panic in the Tensas dis
trict ye&teidaysccniedto have been caused
by the rke of four-tenths of a foot in one
day, Tor it would have taken only a rcw
days at that rate to carry the flood over
the tops ot the levees. Today the rise was
only two-tenths of a foot, nnd a better
feeling prevails in consequence.
! The State engineers and their assistants
and the United States .engineers are all in
' the Tensas front, heipiugtae people there to
hold the levees. They think that the
chances are about even, as between a crev
asse and an escape' from overflow. The
levees will stand from one" to two feet
more of water before the water runs over
All the reports of the last forty-eight
hours prove that the worst Of the flood
is over in Arkansas) and Mississippi.
THE CRISIS AT HAND.
People Heported to 'Be Drowning
on Dnvis JTslnud.
Vicksburg, April 14. The crisis in the
flood situation In the lower Mississippi
Valley is at hand. Appeals for help are
heard on every side, and people are re
ported to be drowning in Davis Island.
two steamers nave 'Dcea uispjituiieu uj tn
At 10 o'clock tonight a. storm is pre
vailing here, and "should it be general
many miles of leveee must succumb and
permirthe vastsea-fof xwater to devastate
a great and rich valley.
At 6 p rn the riverhad reached 51.6 on
the gauge. . - '
At 10 p.-nr.thetconitions are such as
to cause the greatest nxiety and alarm,
and each cpmingjhourls dreaded.
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THE HEW C0M5SIOK
Ross Reappointed and Wight to
SELECTIONS CONSIDERED GOOD
Mr. Ross Will Enter Upon His Third
Term Mr. Wight Favors tlie
Merit System IIow His Appoint
ment Whs Brought About Views
of Business Men.
- The President-yesterday nominated John
B. Wight and John W. Ross to be Commis
sioners of the District of Columbia.
lion. John W. Rob.s is from Illinois, the
son of Lewis W. Ross, once Representative
of Illinois in Congress. He is flfly-si,t
years old, and a lawyer by profesHfon.
Mr. Ross was appointed postmaster of
the city in 1888, and held that position
until he rclgnqd to become District Com
missioner, in 1800. He has been District
Commissioner two terms, and. hisreappoint
incnt for a third term may be said to have
jonn w. ross.
been in deference to an almost universal
indorsement of the people
To a Times-representative, Mr Ross
said yesterday: "Of course, I appreciate
the honor, and the many expressions of
good will I have received are valued above
price. I bdpe tobe atiie toservethe District
acceptably, and shall certainly labor to
render a ictuni befitting tlie confidence
with which eo many have honored .he.''
.Mr. Wight" was born a Washington man
In 1So3, and has resided in this city ever
since. Hq was engaged for nine years in
the mercantile bublneb, was for Chlrten
j cars connected in a biihiness capacity with
Kendpll Cieen, and has blnce 1S90 been
in htislness for himself, lie is a real estate
and Insurance agent. In 1S90, Mr. Wight
' was made secretary or the board of trade,
which position he fatill holds.
In Mr. Wight'snositlon as secretary ot the
Board of Trade be has become thoroughly
acquainted with the city's possibili
ties and its needs. He has been in
close contact " with the committees of
the board, whose duties cover all
the branches or the municipal affairs of
details of the city's life. Three years ago
Mr. Wight issued a hand-book of "The
Washington Board of Trade," giving an
epitomized account of the relations ex
isting between the National Capital and
the General Government, and containing
much useful information concerning the
city. Twenty thousand copies of the book
were printed and distributed gratis to
visitors through the hotels and conven
tions. Through these channels it has gone
into every part of the United States. The
Biipply Is now entirely exhausted.
Mr. wight was seen by a Times re
porter in his offices, in the Ames build
ing, yesterday afternoon.
"I bhali give up my business interests
entirely when I take up my duties as
Commissioner," he said. "They arc ardu
ous and exacting, and of a nature that
will require my undivided attention."
"Whut do you cons-ider to be the proper
courbe with regard to the clerks and the
employes or the District. Mr. W'ight?
Should they be kept, or should they make
room for others?"
"I believe thoroughly in the merit sys
tem in the District offices as well as in
those under the Federal Government. I
expect to find the offices well filled
when I become Commissioner."
Mr. Wight expressed himself quite
strongly In favor of the present form of
government in the District.
He Is particularly interestedln the growth
of Washington as a business city. While, as
he says, he does not believe in booms, he
docs most thoroughly compt ehrnd the possi
bilities of the city as a manufacturing
center. On this point he talked very f reel v.
A prominent District Republican who, for
most obvious reasons, does not wish hi
name used, said to a Times man last night:
"There can be no question that the ap
pointment of Mr. AVight was a compromise
between the Truesdell and the Brown
factions, and also mare or less a negative
of what may be called the llanna idea as
to the Commtssionership. It is probably as
satisfactory to any one of the candidates
as any nomination could be that waa not
It is said that the President has been
long undecided and renlly quite perturbed
over this bugbear of the Republican Dis
trict Commtssionership. The names of a
great many gentlemen have been sucgested,
especially those of Mr. Truesdell and Mr.
Brown, but many others, too. There is a
story that on the nth of this month Mr.
McKinley sent to the -friends of all the
candidates, but more especially to tho,sc
cf Mr. Truesdell and Mr-Brown, and told
them that some one must be chosen; that
their candidates had been rejected, mostly
because they were all equally praiseworthy,
and that he wished to propose to them Mr.
S40 to SflO
Saved on a high-grade bicycle is worth
considering; every wheel guaranteed as rep
resented or money refunded- Positively
but 300 for Maryland, District ot Columbia
and Virginia; they will not last long.
Either ladles' or gents'. League Club Cy
cle Company, 602 9th st. nw. apl-l-2t
Wlght!s name. -Under the circumstances
the choice was unanimously approved."
Col. Truesdell was very philosophical
over his defeat. lie smilingly replied to
a query that he was glad it was set
tled and glad a good man had been
chosen to succeed him.
Mr. B. II. Warner, speaking of the ai
"Mr. Ross is an elegant man, a man
or undoubted executive ability, and has
been a very popular Commissioner. lie
is also a good Democrat."'
"Mr. Wight is a conscientious man and
a good -worker. He will undoubtedly
prove a good Commissioner if confirmed."
Mr. Alvord, of Littlefleld, Alvord. Co.:
".Mr. Ross has made a good Commissioner
He has a clean record. He is a good man
in every way. Mr. Wight is an all-round
good fellow and a man of excellent business
sagacity. I consider both men eminently
fitted for the positions."
Mr. Middleton, of the: firm of Browning
& .Middleton: "I regard Mr. Ross as one
of tiie best and most popular Commission
ers that ever presided over District af
fairs. Mr. Wight I have known for years.
Hi is a good, straightforward fellow. Tl.e
District should be congratulated on the
.Mr. J. 11. Magruder: "Mr. Ross' con
ductor affairs of the District has loagconi
manded my admiration anil respect. Mr.
-Wight la a hard and conscientious-worker,
and I regard him as In every wayquallfied
for the office."'
Lawyer J. J. Darlington: "Mr. Ross
has made an excellent Disirict Commis
sioner. From what I know Of Mr. Wight
I am also Inclined to believe that his se
lection is a good one."
Mr. S. W Woodward: "The appoint
ments are admirable. No better men
could have been selected."
Mr. Charles J. Bell: "Mr. Wight Is a
young man, but he has executive ability
of a high order. He will be an admirable
M. I. Weller: "Mr. Ross has made a
grand Commissioner, und his reappoint
ment wiil be satisfactory to everybody.
Mr. W'ight Is an excellent choice. He has
a wide knowledge of men and business."
Mr. John Joy Edson: "Both appoint
ments meet with my hearty approbation.
Mr. Ross has done excellent work as a
Commissioner heretofore, and has won the
good will of everyone. I am certain Mr
Wight will be a good Commissioner, too."
WAR ON THE TOLLGATES
Keepers Threatened With Death b.v
3Iobs of Armed Kentuckiaiis.
The Pike Coinpinfcs Preparing Their
Mcu to Resist Attueks Kxclt-
Jujj Times. Lxpeeted.
Louisville, Ky., April 1-J. A mob of
thirty-five armed men destroyed the toll
gate on the Salvisa and Chee&e Lick pike,
near Harrodsburg, last night. A notice,
threatening the keeper with instant death
It he collected another toll, was tacked
on his door. The stockholdersof the Mark
ville road will hold a meeting and try to
remove the old directors, who have let the
gates lie open. They wish to put in men
who will collect the toll atall hazards. It
is thought that trouble will -surely rolluw.
In Madison county the gatekeepers have
all been armed. Andrew Minx, keeper or
the gate on the Otter Creek pike, has three
Winchester repeating rifles, and bays he
is ready for the marauders.
President Bigg, of the Richmond and
Irvine pike, viMted all the gates on his
road yesterday and found his men pre
pared to give the raiders a warm recep
tion. F. T. Perkins, keeper of the gate ontne
Barnes' Mill pike, is also in shape to re
sist an attack, having received a couple
of Winchesters from Cincinnati. Mr. Per
kins, who is the largest stockholder in the
pike, as well as gatekeeper, says that ho
will build a block house at his gate, gar
rison it, and stand a. regnlar siege be
fore he will allow the raiders to drive
him from his post.
EVIDENCE AGAINST TIIE JUNTA.
Incr J initiating Letters Said to Be in
Col. Sandoval's Possession.
Jacksonville, Fla., April 14 Notwith
standing the denial of the Cuban junta in
New ork, ifc is saltl ncrc tnat Co1- -nnn
Sandoval, the Spanish agent, is in pos
session of enough Incriminating document
ary evidence to ask for legal action against
the Junta by the United States Governmer-t.
The letters which Col. Sandovalobtained
were not taken from couriers, but were
found on the person of Gen. Ruiz Rivera at
the time he was captured. Thi3 fact has
not been made public berovo, and is prob
ably known to but a fewper.ons.
Swallowed Her False Teeth.
Stella Burke, a whlteglrl, abouteighteen,
years old, and residing at No. 3S9 Mis
souri avenue, while asleep at her home,
about 2 o'clock this morning, swallowed
her raise teeth and is in a serious condi
tion. A Family of Seven Drowned.
Helena, Ark., April 14. A family of
seven negioes were drowned near here
trying to escape to high ground.
Get in Line
On the greatest bicycle deal everofrered
In Washington and vicinity. Pcrftively
but 300 can be sold in Washington, llary
Iand and Virginia. Sample wheels at 602
9th st. nw. Either ladies' or gents'. Every
wheel guaranteed as represented or money
refunded. Will commence taking orders
Monday next. League Club Cycle Com
The Silver len Refuse to Vote
GOLD DEMOCRATS ARE ANGRY
They Think Their Man Could Hnvo
Been Klectvd S-ve-i Ilallo.sTak-n,
A Brawl Between Legislators.
Indictment of Hunter Unlikely.
Seusutionul Disclosures .Expected
Frankrort, Ky., April 14. Seven bal
lots for Senator were taken today, the gold
Democrats refusing to assist the silveiites
longer In breaking a quorum, but there
was no election, and an adjournment waa
When the balloting began, Representa
tive Speight (gold Democrat) said that ha
had a statement to make. Ho read a dis
patch explaining the supposed position of
the gold Democrats in a duterrhinattou to
elect some one, if a Republican other than
Hunter. He denied that he ijidtviduauy
would ever contribute even indiiettly la
electing any Republican, much leab the
man (Hunter), who had once been taken
down beeuutse of his uutitnebs to represent
even his own party. He made an appeal
to the Blackburn Democrats ro -vote foi
Martin, their own friend and leader.
The.Jlvente wcreueiciiunul, nowev-T,
and every one stujk to Blackburn, llnnter,
as before, fellexactly two votes short Tho
gold Democrats voted Tor Martin and tho
Iw'.ting Republicans for Boyle.
Martin and his intimates arc angry at
the Blackburn men: They believe fie could
have been elected today, and was entitled
to, at least, a trial.
During the sixth ballot, Representative
Lyons, the Hunter"leader, went over to
Senator Clark and began talking 'o him.
Clark asked him a question. Lyons en
swered him facetiously, and Clark Jumped
up and attempted to knock him down.
Lyons jumped back, and Clark was caught
by members around him.
The lieutenant governor called to the
sergeant-at-arms to "arrest those men at
once." The sergeant took him at his
word and began pulling Lyons along to
ward the aisle when mutual fnentte ex
plained that Mr. Lyons never intended to
The grand jury is still investigating t.'e
bribery charges against Dr. Hunter, but
an indictment is not expected.
Graham Vrecland, the newspper cor
respondent who first published the sor
was summoned and asked, to state vyhero
he learned the particular!", ne declined
on the ground that it would be a- breach,
of confidence, and was sent to jail for
contempt of court.
It is reported that the grand jury las
summoned a woman well known in Ken
tucky society to appear before it in tlie
matter of the charges against Dr. Hunter.
It is said that this woman wHI t?fctfy
that he w Dr. Hnnter so Ur the Iiouse
of Xoel Gainer, who aliases sha Hunter
ma no ger? offered htit a largtf sum f money
to obtain fenr Democratic votes.
It is also said here that the father of
Xoel Gaines will go before the grand Jury
and supplement his son's acensations A
sensation isexpecteJ. Xeitberof the parties
above mentioned appeared berore the
grand jury today.
The sound "money Democrat will vota
for Henry Martin tomorrow ami make a
quorum for the last time until Hunter is
taken down. This was given oot after a
meeting ot the leaders of this party to
A MHSSAGK TO CONGRESS.
President Favors Participation la
the Paris Exposition.
President McKinley sent a message to
Congress yesterday transmitting a re
port of the Secretary of State, repre
senting the appropriateness of early to
tion, in order that the Government of the
United States may be enabled to accept the
invitation of that of the French re
public to participate in the L"nlvcral
Exposition to be held In Paris in 1900.
"The recommendations of this report.''
says the message, "have m y most cordial
approval, and 1 urge upon the Congress
such timely provision for this great in
ternational enterprise as will fittingly
respond to the widely testified wish and
expectation of ourinventors and producers
that they may have adequate opportunity
again, as iu the past, to fortiry the Impor
tant positions they have won in the-world's
competitive fields of discovery and Indus
TVu Pruises the Missionaries.
San Francisco, April 14. .Minister Wa,
the new Chinese representative to the
United States, received; a delegation of
local clergymen thismorning. Hecxpresscd
himself as pleased with the efforts belnfj
made to elevate his countrymen by tho
Missionaries, and hoped the work of en
lightenment would conthme.
Children Die ot Hydrophobia.
Gordon, Go"., April 14. Five or six
weeks ago a mad dog ran amuck in this
vicinity, and before it was killed, it had
buried Us fangs iu many people. The dog
bltthreechiidren and they have died within
the past rew dny.s in the most horribly
Commission Jixcltcs Ridicule.
London7 April 14. The Pall Mall Ga
zette, Globe and St. James Gazette this
afternoon ridicule the idea of any prac
tical result by the bimctallfc commission
appointed by the United States.
Pave Martin Retires.
Philadelphia, April l-i.-David Martin
announced (TRiay his retirement from tho
leadership of local Republican politics.
Deaths of n Day.
W. W. Wyson, or Virginia, United States
consul at Cadiz, on the steamship Werra, oi
consumption; aged sixty years. r
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