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WASHINGTON, FKIDAT, NOVEMBJEE 20. 1897, "
Pennsjlyania Only Wins by
Hardest Kind of Work.
QUAKERS GET FOUR POINTS
Tonus sttilteti a Splendid. Hecord to
the Helmut of the JMiaean-, Home
Teum'o "Guards Back" Fail Twice
to the Amazement and Stupeftt.
tion of the Hooters.
Philadelphia, Nov. 28 .-Cornell's foot
ball olereu sprung a Wg surprise on Frank
lin Field this afternoon, and after oevouty
iniiiotes or fierce playing tlie vauntod
Pennsytvaufaus retired with a 4. to 0
victory. It was such an imepcctod re
sult that 20.000 persons, who came to
fcce -what woe expected to, be a walk
o er, and a glorious ending for the Quakers'
football season, -went Ijonn ratlicr disap
pointed. In explaining the outcome of the battle
a few ie&sons might Us taken from the
story of Yaks' triumph over Princeton.
That the Pennsylvania players went upon
the field confident, there Is no reason to
doubt. Like the Tigcrethey had liecn led to
beheve that by leaSon of ragged work
In the season, especially against Harvard,
the Itbacans would prove comparatively!
i Cornell had everything to gain and noth
ing to lose. The Itbacans, when they
linefeed upon the field this afternoon, were
physically perfect. Like Yale, they played
UtemObl aggressive kind of football. With
a heavier rush line than the Quakers, they
proceeded to hammer awaj wltli it until
tlie great crowd could scarcely believe
the sight that ensued.
The Quakers, were completely outplayed
in the first half, during whlon neither tide
scored, and the Itbacans kept the ball in
Pennsylvania's territory nearly all of the
"tWrty-five minutes. In fact. It seemed a
difficult task for the Quakers to get hold
of tbe oval until it was Cornell's turn to
kick off In the .second linlf .
Then tbe guards' back interference was
used, and after twenty-one minutes of the
-iMjtte work, McCracken, the big guaid,
was thrown over Cornell', goal line for
ttie only touchdown of the game. By 0ug
othte tlie star of the game was Young, the
Cornell quarterback. At tbe very outset
be showed his mettle by making a mag
nriloeat run of nearly half the length of
the field, and ever and aaon after that he
stirred up the little band of Cornell rooters
by Ms superb ground gaining. While his
rtttts were not so sensational as t!wr made
bgr Be Seniles, of Yale, against Harvard
and Princeton, tbey were nearly a ef
feotlre. 1m passing lite ball, tackflfcs and run
ning tbe team was super)), but Youngs'
wbiJc in panting snowed hiB real strength.
1 was quite apparent, even to the nio&t
intense partisans, that 3foung out-kicked
Minds, who played star football, too.
AH things considered. Young convinced the
critics that he Is a bettei quarterback than
toe little Yale man, which means that
be lb the finest player m Uiat place In
Cornell's, showing was not In the nature
of a fluke. It was conceded on all riditf
that tbe Itbacaus played better football
tbaH cod Harvard last Saturday, and to
night the general idea is that Cornell was
represented by the best eicen that 1ms
ever worn the red and white. Pennsyl
vania is satisfied with the genera! result
of the season, but the claim raised, not a
week ago, that the Quakers are thegreateat
eleven in the country is not supported by
the incidents in the game today. If Penn
sylvania had played Yale today, and the
Bine had been in the form exhibited at
Now Haven last Saturday, the chances are
that the Peunt.yivanians would be wearing
crepe this evening.
Tbe game began shortly after 2 o'clock,
Cornell winning Uie toss and taking the
eastern goal. Cornell, from the kick off,
ptayed a fierce game, Young making a
beautiful sixty yard run on a catch of
ilorice's punt. Then followed a series
(Continued on Second I'age.)
FRESH ASSAULT ORDERED
Anollier Attack on High Prices
to Be Made.
iFIGHT RESUMED WITU ENERGY
The Grout Providers Mnrshal Out
Their Forces Again Today to Re
new tlio Fight Against Exorbit
ant Prices and Extortionate Era
barges on Credit.
"Refreshed by the rest occasioned by the
holiday and encouraged to fresh efforts,
tbe great providers reopen the big double
store and annex, 415-417 Seventh street,
today with bargains greater than ever.
The high price ring have been ncarly
driven out of the flekl.
It's funny to bear them complain of lack
of business, as if they didn't understand
Tbe great providers are never heard to
complain of dull times.
Tbelr busiuess is going right ahead,
increasing all tbe time, as the people
get belter and better acquainted with
their fair and square dealings their
honest credit system aad thoir extremely
Now Thanksgiving is past wc can no
longer disguise from ourselves the fact
that winter is upon us, and the sooner we
get our houses In order for the cold weather
the better ou rselves, too.
The 'gi eat providers' clothing depart
ment .comes in very handy this weather
Big calls have been made on it this week"
aud it .has icsponded with the readiness
that might be expected from it. Many a
man, and Indy, too, has benefited by the
splendid stock of clothing and nothing extra
to pay for credit.
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National Botel and 820 F. tt. nw
Ivy Tnstltute Business College, 8tn and K.
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Frank Ubbey & Company,
Sixth street and New York avenue.
HOME FROM HlO JANEIRO.
Former Consul Towue Describes
the Approaching Kloctioii.
New York, Nov. 25. Ex-Consul William
T. Towne arrived today from Wo Janeiro
on the bteiuner Catania. When he left,
Rio, on October 30. everything was quiet.
The Republican party of Brazil was di
vided into two wings, each with a candi
date for president.
The election lakes place in March. Pru
dent iforaes, the present president, was
at the head of one wing, which supported
Salles, at present governor of the State
of San Paulo, as candidate lor piesidcnt.
The present vice president, Manuel Vic
torlna, and the other wing or the party
advocated the election of Coi. Lauro Sodre,
representative in the federal senate of
the State of Para.
The two wings of the party held rival
conventions, and were supporting their
oandldntes in a -vigorous newspaper cam
paign. Stump speaking Is nol the custom
in Uracil. At that time there were no
Aigns of active hostilities, aud -Mr. Towne
thinks the reports of trouble must bo
"Maximo Gomez's Predictions of
Cuban Rebellion Verified.
THE SITUATION AT THIS TIME
Spain Is Entering lino Tier Third
nud ominous- Dry Season, Says
Hernldn -Her Colonial Policy Has
Been a Failure and the Revo: be
Musi Be Reported To.
Madrid, Nov. 25. Rca iewiUjj the situa
tion in Cuba, the Heraldo reminds the
government that, in April, 1895. shortly
after landing in the island, M.ixlmo Gom z
predicted that the present war would be
"the war or thiee dry seasons," aud sig
nificantly adds: "We are iut now en
tering Into Maximo Gomez' t third and
ominous dry season."
The depreciation of the Spanish cur
rency continues on the Increase as the
result of unlimited coining of free sller
without keeping a rutlonal pioportion with
the gold reserves.
The strongest adocnte of Cubau homo
role among tho Spanish newspapers is
Ef Liberal; Iu a recent editori.il this
newspaper upbndded those who, having
atttrrlttcd the failure of Gen. Weyler and
bis method H; now become afraid of 'iu
tonomy, and uige that the "war to wnr'
policy ho -ftanin adopted. "Where would
this war take us?" El Liberal asks. "Are
we going to renew oor efforts and raise
another tremendous loan with which to
be able to send 200,000 additional bol
diers to Cuba? Is this possible?
"Nobody can say that our army has
failed in Cuba. It has added many a
brilliant page to its glorious history. But
our colonial noUt-y has unquestionably been
a failure, aud so we must necessarily e
sort to the very reverse of that policy,
for the simple reason that we cannot ilo
"Thos-who rifay place obstacles in the
way iff US4jew policy will Incur i great
responsibility, foi theirs will be the fault
If, through tbeli "opposition, the remedy
is annlied.when. it is too late. They will
be responsible for Culm's ruin, w Mch will
probably be followed by that of Spain."
TO SUSPEND IMMIGRATION.
Movement in New York for Such
New York, Nov. 25. The possibility of
the introduction at the coming session of
Congress of a bill restricting or suspend
ing immigration for the next ten years, has
caused considerable of a stir among the
steamship companies here, and has awak
ened a lively agitation in favor of sucli
a measure iu certain quarters.
Those who mont strongly recommend the
advisability of at least temporarily, stop
ping the tide of immigration to these
shores, are officers and employes generally
of the immigration station at this port.
This is particularly true of t-ho members
or the board of special inquiry, who, per
haps, more than anybody else, know more
of the character of the meu and women
who are daily flocking here from Europe.
The various men who comprise this
board, as citizens, are outspoken in de
claring that the interest of the country
almost demands that some measures be
adopted'by Congress to keep out the alien
paupers, -ivho arc emigrating here in
alarming numbers, successful In evading
the restriction provisions of the law through
various devices.. The only remedy suggested
Is an absolute suspension of immigration
for a -long period.
KAHTI-ANl'S PROTEST FUTILE.
Sale of the Iln-vvaiinn Crown Jewels-
' ' to Proceed.
San Franeisco, Nov. 25. Late advices
from Honolulu report that the sale of
the Hawaiian crown Jewels will proeeoJ
In spUe uj the protest of the rriaces
Kalulanl. Cr-nsul General nayward re
ports to the State Department that;
Kara lands cue excellent, for certain kinds
of coffee raising. He believes that In
a few yars ICora coffee will be rpnown ;d
The Italian consul at Honolulu reports
that Italian labor is proving valuable In
The natives have subscribed SSOO -o
send Lawyer James Kaulia to Washing
ton to proU3t against annexation.
An English syndicate, headed by Lord
Cros, has bought 30,000 acres in Sa.uoa.
MEHRY MYSTERY DEEPENS.
Turec-Year-GId Boy Adheres to His
Story of Murder.
Chicago, Nov. 25 The police are ab
solutely at ea regarding the whereabouts
of Christian Merry and the wife he Is
supposed' to have murdered. The three-year-old
son of .the, woman has been ques
tioned freely, but his btories do not differ
ifrom the one he told the detectives. The
police xare now, fully convinced that, as
the boy says, Merry beat the woman to
death with a poker, bundled the corpse
into a sack and then placed it under the
house, removing it two days later. The
river is being closely watched for floaters.
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REVOLUTION IN CANNON MAKING
A Wonderful New Gun Examined Yy
British Officials at Chicago.
Chicago, Nov. 25. Representatives of
the British war department have been in
Chicago in thi lust Tew days, Inspecting : Uo
model or u wonderful new cannon. In
or one huge cabting and a succession t
jackets shrunk upon it, the process used
iu making ul) large cannon, this gun is
Mmply u succession of thia steel rings
foiceu upon the central tube by hjdraullc
If the gun is a success, it means that b'g
cannon in the future will cu3t but a fraction
of their piesent value, and that Instead .t
thousands of dollars being expended in
transporting unwieldy pieces, monster
cannon can hereafter bu carried in sections
The repreFentntlvc of the British govern
ment went away umvincee that the in
ventor hud brought about a revolution
in themannerof making cannon. The model
will be shipped to England. DunaneBoty,
chief cngiuee ror the Pullman Company, is
BEIGHSRATH ABEAR GftRDEK
The Disgraceful Scenes of Wed
nesday Continued Yesterday.
ADOPT SUSPENSION RULES
Grent Excitement Prevailed at the
Session Socialists Call Count Fal
kenhayn n Murderer and Are
Cheered Herr "Wolff Vigorously
Blows a Whistle.
Vienna, Nov. 25. The German opposition
in the ReichFratli aro stoutly disclaiming
responsibility for the disgraceful scenes
whioh took place iu last night's sitting.
They maintain that the majority purposely
excited the lert, and declare that yester
day's tumult In the house was pre-arranged
by the majority.
When the biltlng of the Ueichsrath was
resumed today the deputies found that
doors liad been erected, closing in all
or tbe approaches to tbe tribune- Herr
von Abrahamovlcs, the president, took
the chair to call the chamber to order,
when the left immediately resumed Its
obstructive tactics, howling, sboutiug
and banging upon desks and hurling all
sorts of insulting epithets at the presiding
officer amut cries 8f "Shame."
The president tried to fpeak, but Herr
Woirt's voice shouted: "Some ono else
must take the chair, not this nwindler
The chamber was soon in a furious up
roar and the sitting vas suspwided uittil
later In the day.
When the chambor reassembled Count
Falkenhayn arose and declared that after
the scenes which took place In the house
yesterday the majority had found It neces
sary to secure the adoption of measures
that would restore decorum.
Hereupon the Socialists, alluding to gen
darmes shooting fifteen men and women
during a nilneffT strike and riot on the
count's estate in Moravia, jumped up and
yeliPd, "Murderer, your bauds are cov
ered with Ijlood.1'
This was rhe signal for another outburst.
When comparative silence had been re
stored Count Falkenhayn moved the adop
tion or new rules, empowering the presi
dent, after twice warning a disturber,
to exclude him from the house for three
days, which exclusion, on a vote of the
majory, might be extended to a month.
The member so excluded shall forfeit his
salary during the time or ids suspension,
ir an offender refuses to obey the order
of the president, he may be removed from
the chamber by force.
The Poles and Czechs loudly applauded
the proposed uew rules, but the opposi
tion burst into a storm of indignant bel
lo wings, above which could be heard the
piercing scream of a metal whistle, which
was blown by Herr Wolff, the deputy who
received such a drubbing yesterday rrom
the Toles and Czechs. Then the groups or
the opposition, who had surrounded Count
Falkenhayn while he was reading, made
Tor the scats or the ministers,, howling
their familiar abuse.
President Von Abrahamovics was unable
to make himself heard in the hubub, but
he put Count Falkenhayn's motion in dumb
fchow. Then he gave a prearranged signal
and the majority arose en masbe aud ex
pressed their assent, whereupon the presi
dent declared the motion carried, which
declaration was greeted with applause by
the majority. It was Impossible to trans
act anybusinessafterthis, andthe Chamber
was adjourned until tomorrow.
The opposition deputies remained on the
floor after theadjournment, excitedly splut
teringindignant protests against what they
called the president's violation or the
rights of the public.
SPANIARDS MURDER A BOY.
Attack a Hospital and Assassinate
Women and Children.
Havana, via Key "West, Nov. 25. A
horrible crime has been committed by
the Spanish troops near San .Antonio,
Havana province. A Cuban lad, twelve
years old, named Angel Pintro, was as
bassmated by a force under Capt. Marato.
He was found on the outskirts of the town
seeking some vegetables and was put to
death by the Spanish without any knowu
The case has been reported to Gen.
Hjanco, but though the crime -was com
mitted on Monday, nothing has beendone
as yet by the captain general, either
toward punishing the authors or investigat
ing the report.
The Spanish battalion of Iberia attacked
on last Monday a Cuban hospital near
Guano, Pinar del Rio province. Three
women, two children and five wounded in
surgents were assassinated.
At Sierra Marestra, Santiago de Cuba
province, another sharp engagement is re
ported between the Spanish guerrilla
forces of Niguero and a Cuban band be
longing to Gen. Garcla's army.
Twelve guerillas were madeprisoners by
the insurgents, and according to the Cuban
military law against thcseirregylars, were
summarily court-martialed and hanged.
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FOUR lEISlilTS GUI
HorribK Murder Story Comes
From Colonial Beach.
TWO BODIES WASHED ASHORE
One Identified - ns That of John
Canter, of' Anacostia Dredging for
the Othhris Oyster Bout Captain
the Murderer Facts Related by
One of the Crew Who Escaped.
Tliemysteysurrounding the discovery of
the body df a man with his throat cut
from ear: to eaV, which vas found upon
the sauds a Colonial Ueaoh the morningof
November 17, has in part been solved and
furnishes the-clew to horrible butchery.
The story of JJiq-' finding of the body was
told In no other paper except The Times,
aud it also gave the first news, yesterday
afternoon, of the Identification of the
body as that ofc John Canter, of An'acostla-
Two days alter the finding or Canter's
body, which Imd been washed ashore dur
ing the nighs, another mutilated corpse
of a man was found uron the bcacli a
short distance from the spot where Can
ter's remains had been cast up by the
waves. The throats of both men were
cut from ear-to car as Jf donewith the
keenest razor. An investigation of the
mystery has led to the disclosure of the fact
that a quadruple murder Bad been com
mitted by the Captain, probably assisted
by a portion of the crew, of an oyster, boat
dredging In tbc-svlchilty.
The details of the tragedy are very in
complete. For several days an effort was
made to identify 'the first body, but with
out success', as Uiere was no one missing
In the vicinity QBColonial Beach, and the
body of the man gave no clew to who
he was or whence he had come, ne
wore plain hotnuSpun clothing of a dark
material, and hadn two undershirts and
a white shirt on ever them. A bmall
mirror with a German adveitisemont upon
the back, a German coin and a celt,
upon which wure'ifeamped the letters "F.
A.," were all thafcvas found upon him to
give a clew to, lnVldentity. It was at
first thought thatt he was a German.
After keepingsythe body for several
days, Acting C'orouor Cook held an inquest
uud the body was buried upon the beach
after it had been gripped of its clothing,
which wa njesenred for purposes of
Identification. Th the story o the
finding of the Nja,ppeared exclusively
in The Times. The friends, qf Canter read
the account, asrdj id tfeeeiipiJon tallied so
completely vttlv.3iafc ot snter that his
sun-in-law, Harry Locke, went to Colonial
Eeach several daya ago, and positively
Identified the dead man's efrect-s as be
longing to John Canter. When the body
was exhumed, the identity was made com
plete. In the meantime the second body was
washed ashore, and being mutilated in
identically the ame manner and the cir
cumstances aU through being almost
Identically tho (fame, a more thorough
iuiestigation wa begun by the officials
of "Westmoreland county, in which Colon
ial Beach is located.
Owing to the fact that Colonial Beach
at this season of the ytar is almost com
pletely shut off from communication with
the outiide world, save by the river
steamers which (ouch there two cr three
times a weeft, the facts have been 6low
in coming out, and even now arc vcry
Magistrate James True, who has juris
diction at Colonial Beuch, but who resides
at Baynesville, eighteen miles from that
point, has begun a thorough investigation
which has already led to startling dls
closures. Aiioysti'rmauhas been found who
tells the story of a horrible murder in which
four oyster dredgers lost their lives at
the handsof thct-aptaiuof a dredger.and
possibly another member of the crew. The
trouble, It appears, occurred in the oyster
fields about November 15, and arose over
a dispute regarding the wages of the men
which were then due. In the fight which
ensued four men were deliberately killed
by the captain, their throats cut from ear
to ear, and thoir bodies cast into the water.
The narrator of the story, which seems
to be borne out by the facts already dis
covered from other sources, claims to
have efrcoted his escape, and after many
hardships managed to reach shore In safety.
The name of the boat as well as that of
the captain and the two other mmdered
men are at this time unknown, though
every effort is being made to lucatc the
murderer and his craft, which Is now sup
posed to be in the oyster fields between
Maryland and Virginia. The authorities
at Colonial Beach are also dragging the
river along, the beach m the hope of re
covering tho two other bodiies.as it Is be
lieved that the murder was committed
Colonial Beach and vicinity are greatly
excited over the finding of the bodies
and the discov cries which have followed.
Many tales are told of tho hardships of
the oyster dredger,' and the cruelties im
posed upon thern by their captains, but
this murder mystery has eclipsed anything
that has taken place in the oyster fields
within the memory of the oldest boat cap
tain on the river.
There is now no doubt but that Canter
was killed. He left home September 3,
telling his daughter that ho was going to
Newport Ncys, where he had secured
work. When he said good-bye, he in
timated that he would go to his destination
by train. He seemed to be somewhat un
certain about his work, and said that he
would send for his clothes later. When
he left home he wore three shirts, and
this wasoue clew which led to the
identity of the man at Colonial Bench, as
the dead body had on three shirts.
Nothing has since been heard from him
dlrect,although he promised to write to
his friends, aud the only news learned of
the missing man was through John Little
ford, who was for a time employed with
Canter.," Littleford lives in Southeast
Washington, and hasa brother living on
L street in that- section, but he is now
out of the city, 'and Is supposed to be
at Indian Head, 'though nothing definite
is known of his thereabouts.
j Litticfoid and Canter went to Newport
$325 pays for all material and
labor to complete 4,-room frame house.
News together in the early part of Sep
tember. Canter promised to write to his
relatives, and they say whenever he was
away he always kept them well posted as
to his movements. Weeks went by, how
ever, andthcydld not bearfromhim. They
began to get anxious, and were about to
notify the police to investigate his where
abouts when they heard that Littlerord
had returned to the city. This was about
five wqeks ago, and Mr. Harry Locke, a
son-in-law, living at Jackson and Adam
street, Anacostia, hunted up Littleford and
ahked him about Canter. Mrs. Locke said
last night that Littleford told several stories
about where he had left Canter.
Littlerord said that he accompanied Can
ter to Newport News, and that the latter
secured work there on a pile-driver. He
claimed that he did not get any work,
and that, as boon as Canter's job was
finished, they both went to Norfolk, where
he left his comrade aud returned to Wash
ington. It is said that the man told an
other Anacostiau a different tale, saying
that Canter had secured some work on
th'c construction of a canal through thu
Dismal Swamp, and had left Norfolk Tor
the scene or his labors.
Theie conflicting accounts set Canter's
relatives thinking, and though they weie
boruewhat suspicious tbey "did not believe
the man wab dead. They continued to
worry about hla not writing, and then
one day tliey read in The Times the first
first account of the finding of the body at
Colonial Beach. The description fitted
exactly with that of Mr. Canter. He al
HUis carried a foreign coin as a pecket
piece and also a small looking -glass.
Then the three bhirtb made Mrs. Locke
feel certain the murdered man was her
father. James 'Purcell, another' son-in-law,
albo read the man's description, and
ne, too, hejran to fear that the body was
that of his father-in-law.
The next day, however, th?ir suspicions
in this direction were somewhat allayed.
Mr. Purcell is employed in the hair mat
tress manufactory of H. A. Linger, on M
street northwest, and on the day following
the account In The Times of the finding
of the body at Colonial Beach a strange
man appeared at the factory and asked for
Mr. Purcell. The latter responded and
met a tall man with a very ruddy com
plexion and red hair. He had heard of
Littleford, but did not know him. The
stranger did not give any name, butbluntly
asked if Mr- Purcell was acquainted with
John Canter, of Anacostia. "I ought to,"
responded Purcell; "he Is my father-in-law.''
"Well, I wanted to tell you," said the
stranger, "that he is ill near Emndywine
station. He left Norfolk several days ago
and was taken sick near Brandywme sta
tion." Mr. Purcell was so overjoyed to hear
that Canter was not dead but living that
he did not think to inquire further into
the circumstances of the stranger's knowl
edge. He thanked him profuselyand went
about his work. The man narried from the
place, but Purcell later In the day began to
think, of the information coming to him
In such an unusual manner. He went home
and told hi" wife, and then Mr. and Mrs.
Locke were informed, and the more they
thought about it the more their suspicious
were aroused. On Monday it was con
olufled that Mr. Locke should go to Colo
nial Boacn and ses If he conM identify
the man aa Mr. Canter. He did so, and
returned yesterday with the information
that it was undoubtedly tbe missing man.
The coin and looking glass he positively
Identified as belonging to Canter.
Inquiry -was made for Littleford, but
he could not be found anywhere. The
police department, up to this time, took
no hand m the matter, as they had not been
notified to do anything toward finding
Canter, nor had they received any official
communication from the authorities at
Colonial Beach, about the case of the man
A mysterious circumstance In the easels
that twoorthreedays agoan elderly woman
called on Sergt. Anderson, at the Ana
costia station, nndasked him howshecould
find out abouttheconuition of her son, who
was supposed to be ill at Braudy Inc. She
said he was engaged on some work nearthe
Dismal Swamp, and she had not heard
from him since he left home
A stranger had called at her house and
told her that he was ill near Brandywlno
station. This same woman yesterday called
on Stationkeeper Ecklof f , ot the Anacostia
station, and inquired or him that samo
as she had of Sergt. Anderson. The latter
said he did not know her, but understood
that she lived in Anacostia. He could
not recall her name, nor that of her sou.
It was thought that the woman might
have been either Canter's sister-in-law or
mother-in-law, as each of these ladies was
considerably interested in his whereabouts.
Mrs. Fry, the sister-in-law, when seen by
a Times reporter denied, however, that
she had been to the station about the
matter.and so did Mrs. Owens, themother-m-law
of the dead man. Thu. gave nai
to the theory that there might have been
a third man, who went to Newport News
and is also missing, but who it Is could
not be learned.
James rurcell and George Owens loft
for Colonial Beach yesterday morning to
further investigate the matter, and they
are expected home today. A further ef
fort will be made to find Littlerord and
get rrom him, It possible, a connected
story as to when and where he left Canter.
It was learned last night that Littlerord
had secured a position en a rile driver or
dredging-machlncat Indian Head, and that
he told a friend Saturday nlghttli.it he was
going to Indian Head to work. His broth
ers claim that they do not know wherehe is.
When he returned from Newport News he
did not stop with them, out as he had
some money, he boarded on Pennsylvania
ANTI-TRUST LAW VOID.
Rendered So by an Amendment
Passed by the Last Legislature.
Moline, 111., Nov. 25. -State's Attorney
Searles makes the assertion that the Illi
nois anti-trust law or 1801 is practically
rendered null and void by an amendment
passed by the last legislature and ap
proved June 11 this year.
The amendment provides that corpora
tions engaged in the mining, manuractur
lng or production of articles of merchan
dise, the cost of which is mainlymade up
of wages, shall be empowered to cuter into
Joint arrangements of any sort the princi
pal object or effect of which is to main
tain or increase wages. Under this pro
vision the State's attorney claims that all
kinds ot combinations or trusts can be
Testimony m LoveririK Cn.,e Closi'd.
Chicago, Nov. 25- The Lovering court
martial held a session this morning for
the purpose of hearing testimony re-read
by the official stenographer, and after
that the members retired to deliberate
upon their verdict Their findings will
not be knowr until President McKinley
makes it public.
Lumber, mill -work, sash, doors,
blinds, molding, hardware, lowest ra,tea.
TIE UIITED STATES
lany of the Dynamos and Smfcdi Boards
WHOLE OITT PLUMED II DiiMiESS
No Incandescent Lights to Be Had fGr
LOSS ABOUT SIXTY
Crossing of Two Wires of Heavy Voltage Supposed
to Have Started the BlazeFire Had Gain
ed Great Headway When Discovered:
The United States Electric LI gist and
Power boose, at Thirteen-and-a-half
'ltd B 6tret8 northwest, was partially
destroyed by ftre about 2:30 o'clock
l his morning, and more than one-half
the city was thrown into total dajfcnes.
The blaze originated in the southeast cor
ner of the did building, where there are a
number or dynamos, the switchboards
and regulators gbvefning all of the in
candescent and a portion of the city arc
lights in the business and residential por
tions. The origin is not, deflaltety known, but
the theory af the ateotrltfaas i that
in some aaexptainabte manner became
crossed, causing a spark and then a
stream of electric fire, 'Which ignited the
insulator surrounding the wires, and from
that the woodwork, caught tin; blaze,
so that It had gained, a good start be
fore it was discovered.
There were fifty or more employes in
the building, but the majority or them were
in tt'e engine and boiler rooms, and about
the dynamos and machinery in other por
ti.ius of the structure, which occupies al
itiWt the entire block surrounded by B and
-C and Thirteen-and-a-half and Fourteenth
streets. The building being brilliantly
lighted the blaze was not discovered until
it bad gained a good headway, and then
attention was first attracted by the pecn-Ha.-
smell which results from a burning
electric light wire.
A workman first saw the blaze and,
witL great presence ot mind, rushed to
tht switchboards and turned off the cur
rents for both tho Incandescent and arc
lights, which plunged tho city in dark
ness There is a fire alarm box just
outside the building, and a call was
quickly turned in and then a second and
thi-.l alarm, which brought half a doaen
engines to the scene.
By this time, however, the fire had
tpread so that the entire southeastern por
tion of the building was a mass of flames.
The fire ran along the big conduits and
quickly reached the roof. In this section
of tho building are a number of dynamos
and a large number of the conduits con
taining innumerable wires.
As soon as the fire was discovered tho
engineers and firemen quickly palled the
boilers and allowed all tbe steam to escape,
sc that in case the fire reached the boiler
and engine rooms there would ba no danger
ot an explosion.
The firemen soon had several large
streams of water playing upon the flames,
LIVELY KANSAS POPUIAsTS.
Propose Hnifeinp: $50,000 for Xext
Year'.-, Campaign Purposes.
Topeka, Kans., Nov. 25. The Populist
organization lii Kansas is probably the
best-organized In the United States. To
day Chairman Riddle, of the State com
mittee, commenced mailing notices to all
of the 600 State officers, assistants, mem
bers of the boards and employes at the
various Institutions of an assessment of
2 per cent of their annual income for
The salaries of tho GOO State employes
will average $500 each, making a total
of $300,000- Two per cent of this will
not last long, but it will be followed by
a direct assessment on each member of
the party, the intention being to have
for next year's campaign at least $50,000.
Populls.Vcadcr8oay that foreign insurance
companies, the school-book trust and other
corporations which have suffered at the
hands of a Populist legislature, will con
tribute to the Republican campaign in
Kansas any amount to delcat the Populist
AVeatuer strips, the heist rundc,
felt or rubber, oplyceat and a half a foot.
LIGHT GilPllI'S PUT
and e- ery effort was made to v-ap tfio
fire from spreading. Moeb dffnculty was
experienced by the ftremeain getting dose
ft the bonding owing to the obstructions in
tie street, the large number of wir3 com
iofron. the budding aad the excavations
which are being made for the erection of
the new power house Just lo the west ot
tte I urneu building.
Py fc&ru work they managed to nafine
IK greuiti portion of the ejnftarat an to
U. '-rrer described.
Ti' portion, however, was cu- pletely
g.,-e I. so that the roof fall m in les than,
t't-oett arfnoies after tbo rire started.
Trt- -wft, however, remained standing,
c ul i e tiaze was under control iu afcout
tnre waiters of an hoar, but not until
it td c. ted a loss of between ujCtQO
Besides the loss of the budding, the
greatest damage was done to th dynamo
in that portion of the street je. Several
ot these were tetany destroys, by heat
and fire, but tbe exact number cvuld not
he accurately ascertained at an early hour
this morning. A rough estimate -ftl e loss,
however, places the damage in the neigh
borbood or $00,000.
Sup. Memier was the only officer of
the company at the scene of tbe fire
this morning. Be wa just preparing to
leave when the blaze originated, bus he
was unabie to gtva any accurate ac
count of either the loss or origin so
The loss to the public anil the city, how
ever, will bo much greater- It i estimated
that for several weeks yet there win te
no incandescent lights aad power from the
company. Many business firm suppled
with power by the United States Eleetrio
Company wffl be bacHy disabled.
Xono of the engines or boilers were
Pennsylvania avenue, as well as the
entire downtown portion of the city, was
thrown into intense darkness as si.on aL
the currents were sua off, save w here .
glimmering gas lamp shed its feeble
radiance, like a lone star la the firmament.
All incandescent lamps to business houses
as well as street lamps were irr.medi&tel?
extinguished, and it will be several weeks.
it is thought, before the tV.rrner -m b
It was linposjihie to learn anything
regarding: the amount or in&uxance at an,
early hour this morning, but it is under
stood that the loss will in a large pleasure
be covered by insurance in several com
BATTLE "tVlTH BTTHGLAaS.
Five of Them Captured After a'
St. Louis, Nov. 25. A gang of tmrgia.3
planned to rob the safe of tbe Amtri n i
Wateb Compjsiry's office last nigt't. Tne
liulico received Information uf the in tan led
raid- Tbey watched the plate u..i arte.
tbe robbers had erfeoted an entrance to
tbe building surrounded them.
The burglars, five in number, fuaghfe
desperately, one man escaped, 'n.i tbe
others were finally clubbed into s-ibtf-sas- i
Thecapturl men gave thir nn.is- ad
ward Sixeney. George Clay, Edward NWan
ami "Willian- Valla. Tbey are beLeved to
be noted crooks.
To Try- and Break Foutinc Record..
New York, Nov. 25. Miss Helen Coppage,
or Columbus, Ohio, who says that on
numerous occasions she lias fasted in
private for the benefit ot medical science,
will give an informal reception tomorrow at
the Broadway Central Botel. Miss Cop
page declares that she intends to break aU
fasting recurds, including Socci's. Seed
fasted fifty-eight days and two hours.
j Tbe finest -weather strip made
cent and a half a foot. Felt or rubber,