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The Orcniatioa of THE TIME3 Yesterday
For the Hist i let of Columbia, rain anil
probably thunder storms; polder Friday
uftcrnoon and night; boutherly winds, be
K coming northeily.
1897 EIGHT PAGES.
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Ar IIIL 30,
CO-OPERATIVE EIJILDING ASSOCIATION,
33 'ssue Stock Pen or Subscription.
Assets, $1,468,338.63. ;
Statement, April 16, 1897.
Amount of payments on stock $ 5575826.8o
-Amount returned to shareholders 4347885.8o
' -Amount of active stock 1,227,941.00
". ' Amount of advances to shareholders 7,726,400.00
' Amount of advances returned and settled 6,472,567.10
Advances lield hy shareholders...... ...:...'...: 1,253,832.90
Amount of net earnings 624,662.59
Amount of earnings paid shareholders 384,264.96
Net earnings and surplus 240,397.63
Receipts, past 12 months 1,029,017.77
.Total receipts , $ 13,060,406.33
V THE SUREST WAY TO SECURE A HOME.
The Equitable advauces money to its members to secure homes, to
pay off mortgages, aud for buildiug purposes. Loans are made for
a term of 7 years and 3 mouths, payable, principal and interest, in
monthly installments. At any time before, however, settlements can
be made in pari or in full. When pari of a loan is settled the
monthly installments are reduced. Interest is only charged for the
actual time that a loan, or any part thereof, is held by the borrower '
it being reduced as the loan is repaid. Members are extended every
facility aud encouragement to return money advanced and thus pay for
their property. Interest at 6 per cent, per annum. Loans have been
made to 3,063 members, amounting to 7,726,400, aud the Association
fi has never sustained the loss of a dollar of that amount.
SAVING WITH THE BEST RESULTS.
Table showing the present withdrawing value of each share in each
issue upon which a monthly payment of $2.50 has been made ;
1st issue $817 16
9th issue 497 02
2d " 753 5S 10th
3d ' 693 26 nth
4th " 634 82 J 12th
5th " 606 32 1 13th
6th " 57S 29 J 14th
7th " 550 73 ' t-h
Sth " 523 61 ! 16th
ISSUE OF STOCK
Shares are open for subscription and first pa3'nient, which can be
made at the office of the Association daily from 9 a. m. to 4.30 p. m.
Shares, $2.50 monthly. Four per cent, interest per annum is guar
anteed. Upon maturity of shares full earnings are paid.
By strictly carrying out the object of the Association on conserva
tive business methods, under the laws and rules governing its manage
ment, the Equitable has been enabled to bring to its membership, both to
those saving on stock and to those who have borrowed, the maximum
degree of safety and benefits.
FOR PAMPHLETS, explaining the object and advantages of the Association,
and for additional information, apply at the
Office: EQUITABLE BUILDING, 1003 F Street.
Thomas Somervjlle, Pres't.
Jno. Joy Edso.v, Sec'y.
M. C. Barnard, Attorney.
II. II. Twosiblv.
Geo. W. Fisher.
APPLICANTS FOR OFFICII.
Men Who Wantl'lnees in the Treas
11 ry Department.
The Hbt or applications for position in
the Treasury Department filed today was
11. C. Hnitman, Fort Wayne, Ind., to he
auditor for the State Department at Wash
ington, D C ; E. 1. Clemens, Dayton, O ,
to he deputy auditor for theNavy at Wash
ington, D. C; John M. Simpson, Wash
ington, D. C, to be deputy auditor for the
'Navy at Washington, D. C.; J. A. White
side, San Francisco, Cal., to be superin
tendent of the mint at San Francisco, Cal.:
J. W. Burke, Mobile, Ala., to becollectoror
rutoms at Mobile, Ala.; William K. Curtis,
Juneau, Alaska, to be collector of customs
at Sitka, Alaska; J. M. Melendy, Eureka,
'Cal., to be collector of customs at Eureka,
Cal.; T. H. Silsbee, San Diego, Cal.; 13 D.
Ctugston. San Diego, Cal.; C. F. Henking,
!San Diego, Cal., and T. U. Lamb, San
Diego, Cal., to be collector of customs
-at San Diego, Cal.; B. F. Sampson, Mem
tphis, Tenn., to be surveyor of customs at
Memphis, Tenn.; Henry Koch, Chicago, 111.,
to be appraiser of customs at Chicago, 111 ;
Hiram Straus, Cleveland, O., to be ap
praiser of customs at Cleveland, 0.;F A.
Watsley, Oakland, Cal., to be appraiser
of customs at San Francisco, Cal.; C. II.
Howies, New York city, to be assistant ap
praiser of customs at New York city; J. C.
-,, Wilier, Birmingham, Ala., to be collector
' of internal revenue at Birmingham, Ala.
' Ruined- by Spalding.
Nashua, N. H., April 20. The NcwHamp-
shire Banking Company Savings Batrif"of
this city suspended today. The president
of the Institution is C. W. Spaulding,
cashier of the defunct Globe National Bank
The largest and best assort
ment in town. New patterns.
Reliable fabrics. Perfect-fitting
garments at $4.00, 5.00, $6.00,
57.50, $S.50, $10.00, $12.50. A
choice variety in each grade,
Separate bicycle trousers, $1.00,
$1.25, $1.50," S2.00, $3.00 and
Sweaters, all colors, $1.50,
$2.00, $2.50, $3.00 and $3.50.
Golf hose, 70c. 'o $3.50.
Belts, 25c. to Sl.00.
Bicycle caps, 50c, 75c. and $i.
Bicycle sho?s, $2.00, $2.50,
$3.00 and $3.50.
12th and FSts. N.W.
25th issue $129 So
OPEN FOR SUBSCRIPTION.
J. Schafhirt, Vice-Pres't.
"W. Casileak, 2d Vice-Pres't.
John W. Schaefer.
A. jr. Lothrop.
George H. Harries.
TKCI3IATIOX OF SKALS.
Report of Professor Thompson, of
the British Commission.
Some months ago the report of President
D. S. Jordan, the head of the American
Scientific Commission to the Seal Islands
last year, -was submitted to the United
States Government. Thatof Trof Thomp
son, of the British commission, addressee"
to Lord Salisbury, has just appeared. I'rof.
Thompson does not discuss the subject of
pelagic sealing, but confines his report to
the observations made of seal life in the
He does not seem to have discovered any
matcriaidecreaseiuthcherdin 1896, under
1895, but; recognizes and admits a marked
decrease as compared with 1892. He finds
the breeding grounds in fine condition, so
far as abundance of male life was con
cerned, and notes a large number of idle
bulls, lie concedes that more than one-half
of the dead pups on the islands arc due to
the killing of the mothers in Bering Sea.
This percentage is less than that as
signed by Dr. Jordan, lie speaks in high
terms of the methods of driviug and kill
ing the male seals by the lessees, and states
that he has "no recommendations to sug
gest for their improvement."
Although he does not take up the subject
of pelagic sealing, and denies that there
has been any alarming decrease of the
herd, the conclusions 1 cached from hisob-
'iinprnftntiR nn thn IslnnilM nnttifd ntimtuf ;!--
ably to thn necessity for some modification
of the existing regulations. It is as fol
lows: "It is my duty to state to your Iord
bhip that there is still abundant need for
care and for prudent measures of con
servation In the interests of all. A birth
rate which we estimate at 143,000 per
annum is not greatin comparison with the
drain upon the stock. Fiom one cause
or another, a loss of over 20,000 is ex
perienced among the pups ere they emi
grate to sea; and though the dangers
they there encounter are unknown to
us, we may take it for certain
that the risks tney run are great and the
lohs they endure considerable. When to the
measured, loss in infancy and to the un
measured loss in youth and age we add
tiie toll taken in the islands and the toll
taken in the sea, It is not difficult to be
lieve that the margin of safety Is a nar
row one, if it be not in some measure over
stepped. We may hope for a perpetuation
or the present numbers; we cannot count
upon an increase. And it is my earnest
hope that a recognition of mutual inter
ests and a icgardfor the common advan
tage may suggest measures of prudence
which shall keep the pursuit and slaughter
of the animal within due and definite
Mnutcls, Most Handsomely Carved,
$3apieee. Llbbey& Co.,6thandN. Ytave.
Carpets renovated. furniture stored, mat
tresses reniade. Fireproof. EMPIRE
CARPET CLEANING CO.", 631 Maes. ave.
17th issue 278 80
BALL! TO MM HELM
lie Will Succeed Delyannis as
Prime Minister of Greece.
TIIE WAR TO BE CONTINUED
The Avowed Policy of the .Vmv
3klinistry Is to Fight for an Hon
orable Peace T11 rlts Reported to
Have Attached Pliarsalu .Moslems
Repulsed at VnleMino.
Athens, April 29. All doubt as to ihc
overthrow or the Delyannis ministry was
dispelled this evening when King George
Instiucted the leaders of the opposition
to form a cabinet to replace that or which
M. Deljaunis was the head. The only
stipulation made by the king was that
M. Theotaki should be given a portfolio
in the new cabinet. Subsequently the
leaders of the opposition went to the leg
islative chamber and summoned a meet
ing of their followers. The question as to
whom should be selected as ministers was
fully discussed, and it was finally decided
that the new cabinet should be made up as
Trime minister and niinKtcr of inaiine,
Minister of war, Col. Tsamavos.
linister of finance, M. Simopvulo.
Minister of public Instruction, M. Car
.Minister orintcrlor.M. Theotaki.
This leaves but one vacancy to be filled,
that of minister of justice. This list was
submitted to the king, and will undoubtedly
meet with his approval.
The new eablnet will present itself in
the chamber tomorrow, wjien it will de
mand a vote of confidence.
If the chamber expresses its confidence
in the new government, M. Uallland Col.
Tt-amovos will start for Phar&ala, in Thes
saly, wuerc the Greek army Is now sta
tioned. The cabinet is made up of followers of
M. Ralli and the late Prime Minister Tri
coepls. Being a coalition ministry, no
great buccess is predicted for it.
M.M Kanarisand Dellgeorgiswere asked
by M. Ralli tr. nccept portfolios, but they
STATKM1CCT OF UELYAX.NJS.
Says He Would Have Ilescned the
Country From Her Troubles.
Athens, April 29. -M. Delyannis, when
questioned this evening regarding his re
fusal to accede to the request of the king
for his res'unatlon, said that he refused to
reMgn because if he had done so his action
would have been misunderstood. He added
that hehadadvised King George to dismiss
his government, and this he had doue.
Continuing, M. Delyannis f-aid that if
he had remained in office he would have
rescued the country from its embarrass
ments without prejudice, and he could have
obtained a rectification of the Grecian
frontier by abandoning Crete.
II Y FOHCK OF ARMS.
The Xew Ministry "Will Strive to
Secure nn Honorable Pea-.:e.
Athens, April 29. The avowed policy of
the new ministry Is to obtain un honorable
peace through war.
ItEPUXSKD AT VALESTLNO.
The Moslems Driven Back by Col.
Atheus, April 29. A dispatch from
Fharsala states that another fight oc
curred today at Valestino, which place
was again attacked by the Turks The
Moslems suffered a second repulse, being
driven back by the troops under command
of Col. Smolenskl.
couxd :not get a quorum.
The Botile Met Last SfJght, lint Had
Athens. April 29. The chamber met
again this evening, but was again without
a quorum, and another adjournment was
taken until tomorrow.
ATTACK ON PHARSALA.
The Turkish Advance Guard Said
to Have Opened Fire.
London, April 29. A dispatch to the
Standard at 10:10 oJclock tonight says that
a telegram from Tharsala states that the
Turkish advance guard has begun an at
tack upon the Greek positions at FJiarsala.
ATTACKED NEAR YOLO.
The Greeks, Although Outnumbered,
Hold Their Own.
Athens, April 29. Midnight -A" dis
patch from Pharsala says Gen. Smolensk's
brigade was attacked fiercely by the Turks
this afternoon ten miles from Yolo. If
the Greeks are defeated1, it is expected
they will retite to Domokos.
The fight began at 1 o'clock, lasting
some hours, and was resumed at 6 p. m.
today (Thursday). It is stated that a
whole corps of Turkish troops were led
against the Greek forces. The Greeks,
though greatly outnumbered, nppear to
occupy a favorable position for defense.
Since the attack a battalion of Evzons and
some heavy field guns have been dis
patched to reinforce them.
At Volo yesterday (Wednesday) thcTurks
tried to cut the railway leading to Velis
tino. The Greek troops sought to defeat
the attempt, and in the fierce conflict
which ensued lost a number of officers
In killed aud wounded. They were finally
ccinpelled to retreat. A state bordering on
anarchy is reported to exist at Yolo, and
Mantels, Oak, Very Stylish, $5
apiece. Llbbey & Co., 6th and N. .Y. ave.
there appears to be" no attempt to restore
order. Military and civil authority lias ap
parently ceased, and panics are bred on
the slightest alarms. The Greeks have
captured the magazine at Phlllipplada,
many "thousand shells and a quantity of
INTERVIEW VttTTI RALLI.
He Says He Proposes-to Reorganize
London, April 29.-s-The Athens corre
spondent of the Dally .Telegraph has had
an interview with M. Ralli, the new pilme
minister, in which he. said that his policy
would consist of reorganizing the army
aud raising it to ija maximum strength,
equipping and forwarding numerous re
cruits and volunteers from Athens to the
front, re-establishing ortter In the interior,
and obtaining a satisfactory solution of
the foreign questions affecting Greece. He
added that he wouldnolacceptanydeflnlto
mandate from either the kiug or chamber,
and would not be hampered by a program.
He would be guided solely by the data sup
plied by a careful study of the situation.
THE HONDURAS REVOLUTION.
The Situation Is Reported as Grow
New Orleans, April 29. -A steamer Just
arrived rrom Honduras brings the news
that the situation there in consequence of
the revolution is growing critical. The
acting British consul lias wired to Jamaica
for an Engl'sh man-of-war, and the Ameri
can consul has also written for a gunboat
to protect Americans.
The revolutionists have ordered all arms
surrendered to them and will punish all
persons opposing them as guilty of
treason. The revolutionists hnvp. succeeded
In capturing Omoa. Soto lias been pro
claimed president, hut has not yet reached
the country, although expected shoitly.
Foreigners have not been molested, ex
cept the Americans emploj cd on the rail
road, who have been compelled to do the
bidding of the revolutionists, but it is
feared that in case the government troops
march on Puerto Corez-foreigners will be
disturbed or their lives ami property en
dangered 2CICHOLLS FOUND GUILTY.
The x-llaiil President Convicted of
New Orleans, April 29-The Juryln the
case of W. P. Nlcholls-. president, and I. P.
Deblanc, cashier, or the Bank of Com
merce of this city, charged with embezzle
ment, brought In a verdict of guilty agnint
Nlcholls and not guilty against Deblanc.
A number orindlctmenls against the bank
officials weie found, off which thOMj against
Nlcholls and Deblanc, were the first tried.
The Bank of Commerce is one of the banks
that went up In the, bank flurry In New
Orleans Ia-st September -
He Meets iiNiiu'iIjit, of "Wall Street
Bankers at THnner.
New York, April 29 Lyman J Gage,
Secretary of the Treasury, visited Wall
street today, met a number of banker5.,
and tonight was entertained at dinner by
Assistant Treasurer Jordan at theLawyeis'
Club. Covers were laid for sixteen in
the main dining-room.
Mr. Jordan sat at the head of the table
with Secretary Gage athi right. There
were no set speeches and The evening was
devoted to conversation on general topics.
Polities was hardly touched on, and no
reference wat made to the financial policy
of the country.
The dinner lasted till well on toward
midnight, Mr Gage will return to Wash
They Cannot Take Up Mining Claim-.
In British Columbia.
Vancouver, B. C, April 29. -The British
Columbia legislature today excluded United
States citizens from taking up mining
claims in British Columbia. The vote, 19
to 10, was not a party one, and was
bitterly opposed by the opponents or the
bill, who claimed that Its passage would
tend to restrict American labor and enter
prise, which had done so much to develop
the British Columbia mining country.
British Columbia, as a whole, is against
the measure, aud believes that it will be
LABOR APPEALS TO CONGRESS.
The Knights ot Labor Make n Plea
At the meeting of District Assembly, No.
GG, Knfghts or Labor, last evening, a peti
tion, asking an investigation by Congress
Into the causes of arrest and ejecting of
Gen. Hugh Cameron, of Kansas, from the
Capitol building aud grounds on the 18th
of last March, by the Capitol police, was
adopted and copies ordered sent to Vice
President Hobart and Speaker Reed.
Arter recldng iu detail the circumstances
attending the arrest ot Gen. Cameron, the
petitioners call attention to the fact that
Congress had proclaimed a desire to do
justice and honor to the men who had
served the country faithfully under Gen.
Grant and otheVleadew, pray that Justice
be done the innocent and that the guilty
be punished. '
MR. HENDERSON'S CONDITION'.
It Is Very Critical intl Amputation
The condition of Representative D. B.
Henderson, of theUubuque, Iowa, district,
is reported to be critical- Amputation of
his injured leg is said tS be the only thing
that can save him.
Cuban Patricks Shot.
Havana, April 29.-Iuis Acosta Perez
and Robustiano Gutierrez Frenandez weie
shot yesterday at Matanzas for the"crime"
of rebellion and incendiarism.
.Boston Postmaster Dead.
Cambridge, Mass., April 29.-Col. J. W.
.Coveny, postmaster of Buston, died tonight
of pneumonia. " "He was a well-known
Mrs. Smith and Miss Hereford, two young
ladies living at No. 93! New York avenue
northwest, collided with a delivery wagon
ot the New York15iscuit Company, driven
by W. E. Gordon,, yesterday afternoon, and
narrowly escaped ,.erious injuries. Their
wheels were badly brokenT but fortunately
the ladies were found to be more frightened
than other wise "hurt.
Alabama Straight-Sfrain Flooring
S3 per 000 ft. Libbcy&Co.'6th &N. Y. ave.
BODIES OF HIS FOUND
Searching for the Unfortunates
Drowned in the Flood.
RECESSION OF TIIE WATERS
Many of the Missing People Were
Found Clinging to Bushes ami
Driftwood A Scene of Desola
tion Fifty or More Persons Are
Guthrie, Okla., April 29. The great flood
is a thing or the past. The waters haveuK
receded, and where, yesterday flowedten
feet or water as far as It could reach, the
ground is almost dry. All night the water
went down rapidly, and by daylight the
river was within its banks.
A trip through every section of the
Hooded district shows over a hundred
homes entirely gone, three times as many
damaged, a dozen business houses wrecked
and twice as many stocks or goods mixed.
The los is rully $100,000, and 500 people
Many persons reported as drowned last
night were round in trees, on high places
and the houses lodged down stream, audit
soon became apparent that the number
of drowned did not exceed twenty or
twenty-five Most of these Were drowned
iu the main channel during the first rush
or water -and the bodies carried away.
Tlie only bodies found today ate thoe of
Mrs. Fannie Rufriu and five children, all
lodged in a pile of drift wood; a colored
baby, and a smooth-faced white man, un
identified. These, with George Owen,
the butcher, drowned while rescuing others;
Frank ilyers, Mrs. Ella Dumas, Mrs. Jane
Watt, Mrs. Francis Moore, Mrs. Drum
mond, Mrs. Dennis and child, and Mrs.
Watson, are the onlv ones known to have
drowned, though fifty or more persons
The escapes made by survivors, are re
markable, and Incidents of thefloodareas
thrilling as harrowing tales or the war.
Thieves aud pillagers are looting the
wreckage along the river. Guards arc be
ing put out everywhere, and if the guilty
parties are caught there is likely to be a
lynching- The receding waterin the Cimar
ron has left an Immense pile of wreckage
at the railway bridge two miles north of
here, and the watchers are positive there
are many bodies buried there.
ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI.
Natchez Will Probably Be Left
an Inland Town.
New Orleans, April 29. Severe rain.v
and wind storms yesterday and today
throughout the lower Mississippi Valley
did great damage to levees and entailed
great suffering among those refugets
camped on the levees without shelter of
any kind. Nearly half the people in the
overflowed section or Louisiana are alto
gether without shelter or what they have
Anothcr break in Burcas' levee district
occurred last night below the Melroie
plantation. It is only twenty-five feet
wide, but more serious than the Melrose
crevasse A large force of -men at woik
expect to close both breaks tonight.
State Engineer Perilliat warns the people
from Red River down, not to lull them
selves Into a feeling or raise security that
the danger is over. It is still very great,
he says, but there is a fighting chance of
preventing an overflow in the sugar dis
trict of Louisiana if the entire popula
tion will turn out and work on the levels
There is now every probability that the
river will cut through Cowpen Point levee,
by way of Lake Concordia, ishouldthisoc
cur. it wiil create a cut orr, leavingNatchtz.
Mt;s., an inland town, as Vicksburg was
left In 1S70. Thousands or dollars have
been spent to prevent this cut orr, but ap
parently iu vain, as the river shows a lis
position to return to its old bed or 2ii0
or 3u0 years ago.
A WAR veteran: passes away.
Supt. O'Neill, of the CongressLiuul
Cemetery, Died Yesterday.
Mr. Charles W. O'Neill, superintendent
of the Congressional Cemetery, died yester
day afternoon, at 4:15 o'ejpek. Mr.
O'Neill was sixty-ouc years ot age, and
was a native of this city.
The funeral services will be held from
his residence tomorrow afternoon, at 5
o'clock. The -Rev. Dr. Childs, pastor of
Christ Church, will orriciate.
The services will be attended by Naval
Lodge,No. 4,F. A A M.; Harmony Lodge,
I. O. O. F.; and Lafayette Post, G. A. R.,
ot which organizations the deceased was
a member. The members of these civic
societies will attend in uniform, under the
command of their respective leaders The
pallbearcis will be selected from among
the members of Naval Lodge, No. 4, and
the other affiliated Masonic societies, ,nd
theintennent will !2 made at Congressional
Mr O'Neill was born In this city, in
183G. He answered the first call for
troops by Lincoln, In 1S01, and served
with distinction throughout the war.
ESCAPE PROM DROWNING.
John Sullivan and William Henscy
Capsized in the River.
John Sullivan and William Hcnscy were
out iu a race boat at 1:35 o'clock this
morning and tried to make a landing at
the Eleventh street wharf.
In some way their boat capsized and
they were thrown Into the water.
They would have drowned had It not
been for the night watchman, Thomas
Wellington, who risked his own life by
jumping overboard after them.
He succeeded in rescuing them after great
Coolies Rioted iu Shanghai.
Tacoma, Wash , April 29. Shanghai art
vices say that parties of marines from the
United States naval vessel Monocacy and
the British warships Linnet aud Plover
asistcd in quelling a riot caused by
striking coolies. The coolies set fires
through the city and threatened general
destruction. A dozen of the coolies were
wounded by the volunteer infantry.
Mantels, Any Size, $1.00 Apiece.
Llbbcy& Co.,Gth st. and New Yoik ave.tf
A BITING COMMENT.
While Cuba Suffers This Con lit ry
Wastes Sympathy o Greece.
London, April 29. In an editorial under
the caption of "The American Crete," the
National Review will tomorrow say that
no comparison can be made between Cuba
and Crute. There is more sufrering In
Cuba than there is in Crete. Spain has
demonstrated her incapacity to subdue
the insurrection in Cuba, and thereby ror
reltcd her moral right to hold the Island.
The United States have a perfectly free
hand to suppress the scandal at their very
doors, in which the Review declares, no
other nation has any right to interfere,
but fie American Government does not
attempt to intervene.
la conclusion the Review wys that the
Aniei leans are the best judges ot their
own interests, but under the circumstances
some charity should temper their com
ments on the "Inramy of the European
policy in the East."
THE WAR IX CUBA.
It Is Going on Fiercely In Havana
Havana, via Key West, April 29.-The
insurgent Raruel Fernandez, adjutant of
the Cuban leader Roban, has been cap
tured by the Spanish troops. It is said
that he is a 11 American citizen.
The war is going on fiercely in Havana
province. The insurgents captured the
town of Sfeteclto, where they rtmained
.everal hours arter ransacking all the
Tins "Reformers" Jn Cuba.
Madrid, April 29. -At a cabinet council
held today, Queen Regent Christina granted
a decree Tor the execution of reforms in
the western provinces or the island of Cuba
and nominated the Marquis or Palmerola
to be governor of Havana.
'I HE AMERICUS CLUB DINNER.
Tiie Festivities Rudely Disturbed by
an Uninvited Flic.
1'itt.sburg, April 29. -The annual dinner
of the Americas Club was held here to
night under dirficulties. This year the
banquet hull or the Monongahela House;
wa. engaged, and among the guests were
Senators Mark Hanna, "Billy" Mason, of
Illinois, and George L Wellington, or
Maryland, besides hair a hundred other
When the members of the club had
assembIed,thers?atout for a photographer
to takf .1 picture ot the group. He came
with camera and a flaMi light In order
to get the entile decorations In one pic
ture the camera was placed close to the
wall in one comer, and the match was
applied to the light. Some of the bunting
hung immediately over the iigat, and when
the blaze shot up It set fire to this bunt
ing. In an instant the whole ot that end
of the room was iu flames. The hotel
employes made for ths dlnlng-hall to fight
the fire. By the time the engines arrived
the flames- had spread to all the decora
tions, and it looked as if the hotel was
doomed It took the flrc-men and the hotel
torce half ai hour to extinguish the flames.
The dinner was on the board for 7
o'clock. The hotel men turned in aud
cleaied away the debris Then they set
the table to rights, and the dinner was
beguti Ies-5 than half an hour later, minus
only the decorations. The damage to the
hotel bv the fire was not over $300.
AFFAIRS IN AFRICA.
Prime Minister at Cape Town Wants
Increased Military Strength.
Cape Town, April 29. -Sir J. G. Sprigg,
the prime minister and treasurer, today
pieseuted the budgetto the houe of assem
bly. It showed a surplus of 250,000 in
the estimated receipts over the expendi
tures. The budget contained a proposal Tor an
increase in the atrength ot the Cape
Mounted Rifles at an annual costor 23,000
pounds Thii increase is asked for on be
ground that it Is necessary for the pro
tection of the native territoncs.
Two Killed and One Injured.
Bellaire, Ohio, April 29. At Carpenter's
Station thisafternoon sixteen carsoffreight
train No. 38, with two engines, went
through a bridge, falling forty-five fee'.
Engineer Carreteler was pinned under the
debris and killed, and Edward Minn, of
Jewett, Ohio, was scalded and Injured so
so badly that he will die Charles Xrieger
had both legs crushed and broken, and
may not recover. The lob will be about
A Cut in Wages.
West Winsted, April 29 Today Gen
Martin, of the Philadelphia, Reading and
New England Railroad, made the second
reduction in wages this month, to take
are cut 25 cents and brakemen 10 cents
a day. A strike may rollow.
Lament May Succeed Winter.
New York, April 29.-Presidcnt Winter,
or the Northern PaciHe Railroad, today
resigned his office at a meeting of the
directors- The resignation is to take
effect upon the election of his successor.
It is reported that his successor willbeex
Secretary of War Daniel S. Lamont.
A Fortune for a Tramp.
New Orleans, April29. John C King, the
long-lost heir or his brother, Louis King,
of New Orleans, appeared before the dis
trict court hero today to pnnc his identity.
King acknowledged that he was a heavy
drinker and that he was a tramp, sleeping
in the police Nation at Troy when he heard
of the death of his brother, and his ac
cession to the property.
Marshal Field and Mrs. Sheridan.
Chicago, April 29. It is common talk in
Chicago society that Marshall Field is
engaged to the widow ot the late Gen.
Philip A Sheridan, and that, the wedding
will take place soon.
Death of a Scientist.
Easton, Pa., April 29. Dr. Traill Green,
a physician s)nd scientist, died this morn
ing. Dr. Green published several works',
including one on the zoological and floral
distribution of the United States.
Trying toFlml Banker Sheldon.
Chicago, April 29, Johp R. Sheldon, the
absconding banker of Lodn, was seen In
this city yesterday morning, but. the police
have been unable to apprehend him.
Ivy Institute Business College, 8th and K.
None better. 25 a year, day or night
BUnds, SI; Small Sizes, 75c a Pair.
JJbbeyA Co.,Ctl st. aud New Voikave.if
TIE JAPANESE DEFIANT
They Denounce the Hawaiian
Government in Strong Terras.
PEOPLE EXPECT ANNEXATION
They Think the United States Will
Soon Send a Representative to
the Islands Clothed Witli the
rower to Annex Theiu Presi
dent Dole's Significant Words-
HonoluIut via San Francisco, April 29
The arrival of the U. 8. S. Philadelphia
and the news from Japan er the popular
rage over the return or Japanese emi
grants, have combined to make things
The Japanese native pressiscalllaguron
the government to send a war fleet to
Honolulu At the lnstanceofCount Omaha,
the navy has decided to do so.
The Japanese of this city have held
mas.s meetings and denounced the fcctlon
of this Government la refusing their fellow-countrymen
admission under the mina
gration laws. They were bold and defiant
aud it looked for a time as irth Japanese
might attempt to take matters, inco their
Since the arrival of Attorney General
Smith from Wabhington and of the en
couraging advices received by the steamer
on which he came, it is believed here that
annexation Is an asured fact.
The majority of the people here are con
fidently expecting by the next stea-ner
the arrival of a full-fledged American
minister, who will beclothed withatithority
to anuex the inlands. Prciuent Dolt yes
terday, in conversation with an orricer of
the national guard, who wished to reMgn,
urged him to remain The officer replied
that he thought he had seen enough
service, and would give way to younger
Presideut Dole replied: "Well, I will
consider it a personal favor if you will
remain until after annexation."
"How long will that be?" inquired the
"It's very clojbe at hand,'' was President
Dole's significant reply.-
So the oMicer decided to retain his com
mission. Revenue Cotter'. Trial Trip.
Philadelphia, April 29. The new rev
enue cutter Hugh McCulloch lert Cramp's
shipyard at 7 o'clock this morning tor her
oMicial trial trip in Delaware Bay and
outside the capes.
Steel Plant to Start Up.
Baltimore, April 29. The great plant
of the Maryland Steel Companys.Iocctsd a
Sparrow's Toint, will resume work with
2tO0O -employes next Monday.
The Busy Corner,
2d Grand Rebuilding Sale.
It doesn't seem lice a week ago that
onr sales- of remnants created such a
furore. Silks were bought up like fruit-of-the-looin
at 2c. a yard and many pleas
ant little bargains were taken home to
be used as a trimming for new spring
dresses or placed In a last season's gown
to give it a new appearance.
Our regular silk business has been enor
mous the past week, and hundreds of 2, 3
and 4-yard pieces have accumulated, which
will be thrown on our remnant tables to
be sacrificed at about half and one-third
of former prices. We name in part the
Remnants of Printcdlndias and Plain
China Silks 3.J5 1-Sc
Remnants of Natural Colored Fig
ured Pongee and Fancy Satin Striped
Lining Silks 3.5c
Remnants of White China Fancy
Habutias aud Plain Black India Silk. .3.0c
Remnants of Figured Taffetas and
Printed Foulard's ...29c
Remnants of Colored Silk Face Vel
Remnants of Fine Printed-Foulards,
Fancy Colored Tafretas and Genuine
Waterproof Black India 38c
Remnants ot Fine Printed Japs,
riain nnd Printed Crepe ur e.1.1...
lilack Sntiu Duchess 49c
Remnants of Fine Brocade Indias and
Satin Duchess Mourning Silks and
Changeable Tafretas 59c
(3 center "bargain tables 1st floor.)
Remnants of Wash
and Woolen Goods.
Remnants of extra fine 40-inch Vic
toria Lawns and India Linen, 10c and ,
loc value 5 T-Sc
Remnants ot yard-wide Sea Island
Percales, in pretty new spring patterns.
12 l-2c value 5 34c
Remnants of 1 and 2-yard pieces of
Fruirotthe Loj.naad Wauutta Bleach
ed Muslin 3 T-SC
Remnantsof New StylcPucific Lawns,
fas,tcolors,-ito 13-yardlengths-...a 7-Sc
Remnants of Ecru Fine India Linen.
12U-2C. vaue 713c
Remnants of- Good Cretonne, the
very thing for furniture covering and
Remnants of Best American Organ
dies, two-toned rainbow and omber ef
fects, figured light and dark stvlcs
Remnants of Tailor-m-idc Suitings,
exclusive styles 8 3-40
S. KANN, SONS & 00.,
8th and flarket Space.