THE TIMES, WASHIJSiGTQ - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1), 3 897.
Bath Robes 2.98 up
Dressing Gowns $2.98 up
Smoking Jackets... .$3. 48 up
Silk Suspenders 50c up
Satin Suspenders... 25c up
6 pure linen Initial
fancy box $1.50
Silk Initial Hand
kerchiefs 50c up
Mufflers 50c up
Way's Mufflets $1.00
brellas silk cov
Canes 25c up
Neckwear 25c up
Kid Gloves 50c up
Shirts collars and cuffs
underwear hosiery and
hundreds of other articles
appropriate for gentlemen's
Everything possible pack
ed in individual fancj' boxes.
Corner 7th and E Sts. N. W.
No Branch Store in Washington.
V15KY BRIEF SESSION.
But X.iitle Done by the sjeriulors
Yc-seta3"fc session or the Senate was
devoid f incident wit J) the excep'JiMt of
the MMMteH tirtltiging of tlie Cuban ques
Uott by Senator Allen in a short but e
hcuieiil speech, denouncing tlie poMcy of
the AduittitJtralicm a outlined in the
ill. AMricti, from Uh OummiUt on
Rutw, uttered a jotul resolution, pu-tmg
that jionion of the bmfciiitg formerly oc
cupwiC j t)K- Congressional Library in
Un? northern pari of the building, under
tlie conUol of the Senate- Tills us
aata-eoulzed by Mr. Quay, from tlie Com
mtttee on PaWlc Buildings and Grounds,
win. coi.tenfled that his committee u
t!c pro-' one to couHUer this quufalio.i,
and tmiil that it wouhl come up at the
-netting: icrttty. Mr. Hale als entered
Mr lsavts.cJwirman of tiie committee on
Fortpn Rotations, re-ior ted a billprohicitiug
Itetagic seeling in tin- North PacificOoean
and pked Up immediate consideration.
Jr.KahS.jected arid that, too. wentover
to another day.
Jar-. Horn: presented resolutions axpc
ing tot- regret uf the Senate at the doath of
Ra$H-esemt-vc Wright, of Ma&saaluihUi.
and my a nmrk of respect to the deceased
memher the Senate, at 12:50, adjourned
untd tod u j-.
HOUSE QUICKLY ADJOURNS..
In -e-im But a Quarter of tin
The sshules of the members of the
n.rtte were .easily earned yesterday, tlie
Hee being hi se&don barely fifteen min
ute. This wes dHe to the fact tiiat
the Ht.utse had no business before it.
Beit' lhe adjournment was ordered
Mr. GardBer, oliainuan of the Committee
on Labor, asked unanimous consent of the
House to nave printed in full in tlie Con
gressfcHial Record l memorial from the
Aiiterit-au Federation of Labor.
Mr. Kicberthxtn of Tennessee objected
and under the rule the request of Congress
man Gardner was denied. The memoris,!
is of a radical character, and the Federa
tion is very anxious to have it appear
in the Congressional Icecord. It asks for
Mr. Walker, of Massachosettg.moved, and
the House agreed thereto, that the Commit
tee on Banking and Currency be permitted
to Mt doling tlie session of the Rouse.
TWe wa pmsuaiit to an order adopted by
the committee at its meeting yesterday
W. A. Stone, of Pennsylvania, reported
the pefcMi appropriation bill, and pave
notice that he wouldcall it upforeoaJdem
tfciu tode y.
The motion to adjourn then prevailed.
Among the great number of bills that
have iteen introduced in the House .are
ttte roll owing:
Mr. Peters, providing that letters-written
in raised characters by the blind shall
toe deemed fliat-class matter and be trans
mitted at Utc rate of 1 cent an ounce or
for any fiactiun tliereof.
Mr. A damson, providing for the represen
tation or the United States by eommis
skor at any international monetary on
fentHce. Mr. Stokes, toalxilM. gambling in option
awl otlter agrinulturnl products.
Mr. Munay, to establish a uurreuoy re
Mr. Youngs, for the ereeUoii of a federal
bttikling at Newpoit News.
Mr. Settle, to granting the right to fccli
burial sites in parts of certain streets in
Wjj4Mgton city to the vcttry of "Waph
lagion parish, for the licneRt of Hie Con
Mr. Burbam, toainuiKl theactinoorjor.it
Ing the Maritime Canal Company t Niea
ragaa. Mr Castle, to recognize tlie liIIign'nt
lifrttts of the people of Cuba.
Ynntic at Detroit.
THo liiftoric Yantie, the vessel granted
to the State of Michigan by !he N.-vy
Department, to be used by the naval .
mlllUa of tliat Stale, has arrived at
Botroit. The trip of the Yantlc was :m
cxru-riinent in navigation, ahe Iiaviug
8c.'rt.ruliy gone over the Great Iwikes
ami the connecting canals.
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KEENEY PROPHESIES M
Chairman of Silver CIuLs on In
A WARNING FROM AUSTRIA
TVe Should Own Hawaii and Look (
to Asiatic; Countries for an Oru
let Essential That America. Aoi
in Formulnting Currency I.egisia
lion Silver Clubh lleAdquuriers
Mr. George P. Keeney, national organiser
of the BttAei party and president of the
National Asbociation or Silver Clubs, has
icturned to Washington, after an extended
tout throuli the South and West, and
reopened the national headquarters of the
party in the Sun Building. Mr. Keney.
although comparatively young In national
political work, is already one of the most
prominent and widely-known apostles of
the silver cause in the United States. It
was he who, unaided and without fuads,
organized the movement In New York city,
which, up to that time, hud been con
sidered by the older party leaders as a
hepeless iMd for bmietsi!lists, and which
rejutilted in the now historic mass meeting
at Cooper Union.
On July 18 last The Times published
an aitlcle setting forth at length Mr.
Kceney'a views on the progress or the .Ulevr
movement. In the course of this article
Mr. Keeney expressed certain opinions
which, in the light of recent develop
ments, were prophetic.
"It 1" conceded by the ablest European
statisticians," wrote Mr. Keeney, "that
tills country has the productive energy of
any tlree ol the great European powers
combined. That means that we have the
natural, or latent, power to sustain our
selves as a nation against any combina
tions of European capital in peace or war.
Hence, It is only a question of developing
that energy and exercising that power.
This i precisely what the international
gold truht seeks to prevent, and what it
has prevented thus far. The very existence
of American institutions is a standing
menace to the totteriug thrones of Europ;.
The opnitig of the. mints of the United
State to the free "and unlimited coinage
of silver at the ratio of 1G to 1 world
mean au increase in the world's vjljiuii f
money, "t would mean that with our
productive energy we could and wo lid
force European nations to the bimetallic
standard, or force them out of the tra-.le
niarket of tlie world. Hence it follows as
a logical conclusion that a victory if the
si!er forces will be followed by a war
between tlie United States and several of
tlie powers of Europe combined, the like of
which will be without precedent in Ike
annals or history.'
Less tlian five luinths after the publi
cation ol Mr. Ketney's foreoast, Count
Goluchow&ki, Austrian minister or for
eign affairs, and one of the foremost
statesmen of Europe, prophesied a great
struggle iietween Europe and America.
Re declared, as The Times' readers will
rememlier. tha the turning point had
been reached in European development,
which en Its for the unremitting atten
tion or the powers. The destructive
competition with trans-oceanic countries
which had' partly been carried on and Is
partly to be expected in th near future,
require prompt and thorough counteracting
measures. The nations of Europe must
stand shoulder to shoulder in the ap
proaching contest, and arm themselves fur
the snuggle by every means at their
disposal. The beginning of the twentieth
century, he said, would, unless some im
mediate means of counteracting the pre
vailing tendency were discovered and pus
in action, see bimetallism prevailing
'from the north pole to Patagonia, ami
when tnl.s linancial condition became ef
fective, the last hope of European In
dustrial competition with America would
Mr- Keeney 's forecait was widely
copied snd commented upon last July, but
Count Gohu-liowski's warning upon exactly
similar lines hns electrified all Europe and
aroused America as well to the exigencies
ofthesitustioii. Tueappealof the Austrian
statesman in more titan a coincidence; it
is a startling verification of the views and
arguments of the noted silver leader.
America is becoming more and more an
exporting nation and thereby the direct
rival and competitor of all Europe. With
its vast resources and increasing powers of
prcduftlon-the day is coming when we can
sell, at a profit, articles that are the means
of livelihood of whole communities in
Europe at a price Iestlian the cost ofEuro
pean production. When this takes place,
destitution, unrest, and the spirit of rebel
lion will fill the countries of Europe, threat
ening the very existence of the several
governments. They will be forced into
radical action to regain lost markets, which
will ii ivitnbly lead to arbitrary measures
agamst American commerce. This will
create friction which is likely at any time
to be increased to the breaking point. The
United States cannot stop exporting. Its
productive capacity, both of natural and
manufactured articles, lias already far out
run its now or of consumption. Thlscouutry
must exiiort to foreign markets, and It m ibt
bepreparcd to maintain Its rights, both asu
party to any issue and as a neutral.
There is now before Congress a measure
directly incidental to this policy of prepar
ation the annexation of Hawaii. The
chief markets In which the competition of
the United States will be the most de
structive to Europe will be the Asiatic
China, Siberia and Japan, together with
the South American republics. All of
our con merce to Asia must cross the Pa
ciric. directly past the door of Hawaii.
The nation that holds Hawaii controls the
north racifio and Its commerce.
Party expediency as well ns national in
terest it-quires Democratic bupport of this
measure. It has not been presented for
action in this particular instance by Demo
cratic initiative, but it is practically the
same measure that was initiated by the
Democratir administration of President
Pierce and Secretary of State Marcy, in
When seen at the Cochian by a Times
repoiter last evening, Mr. Keeney said:
"The recent utterances of Count Gobi
chow ski, taken in connection with the
attitude of the leading statesmen of ither
European countries, must convince .ev;ry
thoughtful and patriotic American of the
Impeiatlve necessity of the immediate
adoption of a purely American finun ial
policy as a safeguaid, not only to our
con mercc, but our Institutions, winch
aie now Imperilled by the present gold
pysteii: at home, and the threatened com
bination of the gieat European Powers
abroad. Count GoluchoWjjkPs warning to
the gicat powers Is the strongest argument
In favor of independent bimetallism by
the United States that has ever been put
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Munvon's Remedies comprise a separate
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America can debar Europe from industrial
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"The logical sequence of a prolonged
politico-economic struggle between this
countiy and Europe would naturally be
an attempt on the part of Europe to retain
thch foreign markets by force of arms.
Hence the tiemendous significance of the
questions now pending before Congress
with icgard toCuba and Hawaii, rcg.inll:,ss
"There are enough right-thinking men
in this country today to make the adop
tion or a purely financial and economic
policv possible, IT they ran be brought
together on this isue, and do 'lot, is
Jicretofore, waste their strength In con
tending for issues which can safely he
left to the future. Our leaders are i ot
unmindful of the dangers arising from
the efforts of Kepublican manipulators to
create a multiplicity or issues, and thus
divide our Torces. The danger arit-lug
from several organizations is a diversity
of issues. Hence the necessity for cen
trali?Ing the work of organization. We
have reasonable assurance that the Con
gressional lepretentatlvcs who will have
charge of the next campaign areull'e
to the situation and equal to the accom
plishment or this Important duty."
DETEHMINED TO DIE.
Jli-o. nnrbnugh Cuts Her Throat
nnd Jumps Into a Wall.
After Helen Ilarbaugu had blushed J er
th:oat with a razor, with the inteution'of.
committing suicide, yesterday morning, she
Jumped into u well. Both efforts were un
The woman is fifty years of age, and
tlie witeor George II. Harbaugh, a harness
maker, at No. 713 0 street northwest.
The couple have three children, and have
been married lor a number of years. Their
domestic life has been filled with strife.
They quarreled frequently, and have separ
ated several times. Three months ago they
had their last trouble, and then Mrs. Har
baugh, alleging cruelty and Jli-treaiment,
took her three children and went lo live
with her btother, Frank Gantt, who resides
on the old Penn homestead, at Highland,
near Bladensburg, and not far from the
District line. It was there that she at
tempted to end her life. On nurn.'ro.is oc
casions she had threatened to end her
existence, and has two or three tin.es
previous made offortR to carry her tlneats
Yesterday morning about 4 o'clock, little
Helen, the ten-year old daughter ot Mrs.
Harbaugh, who slept in the same bed with
her, awoke and her mother was missing.
The child notified her uncle ami other
members of the family. A search for the
weman was immediately liegun, but she
coulu be found nowhere in the ho'iss. Her
friends were becoming seriously alarmed
when it was discovered that the cover over
the well had l-ecn removed, and beside it
lay a bloody razor. A hasty inv-istigution
proved that the woman was at the liottom
of tlie well, which fortunately contained
not more than a foot of water. It was an
hour or more before assistance could be
had to remove her. When brought u, the
surface she was unconscious and bleeding
from several ugly cuts wtuchshe hadiuflict
ed upon her throat with a razor. She was
clndonlyin her night dres3.
D. G. A. Richardson wassuminoniMlaiid
workedover the woman for some time before
she revived. She could make no expla
nation regarding her attempt V) end i:er
lifeaud stated that she remembered nothing
ot what had happened.
3IEIIIT SYSTEM DENOUNCED.
McKinley. Policy Criticised by the
Anti-Civil Service Lenpne.
The Anti-Civil Service Reform League
devoted itself largely last night to ciiti
cisms of the attitude toward themerit
system taken by President McKinley in
his message. .Addresses were made by
Hon. Henry M. Baker, the rirst vice presi
dent of the league; Capt. L. C Shilling,
ot the Maiylaud and West Virginia Repub
lican Association; Col. roller, of Ohio, end
Mr. O. II. Eaker, formerly consul to Copen
hagen. Tiie remarks were vigorous attacks upon
President McKinley 's policy. Tlie league
Is unanimously of tne opinion that the
Piesldent I-as made a mistake.
Hon. Henry M.Baker made the principal
address of the evening.
The league is sending oitt a large num
ber of blank petitions for the tepcal of tie
civil seivice leform law, and responses
arc coming in rapidly. These will all
be presented to Congress. Arrnngem?:iis
are completed also for a wide distribution
of the abti-reform speeches to be delKcred.
Senator McLaurlu's Illness.
No apprehension is felt as to the con
dition of Senator McLaurJn, who lias bren
ill for some time, but who was not known
to have typhoid feevr until a very few
days ago. The Senator has a rugged con
st itut Ion, and his friends say ho will
weather the attack in good shape and be
In the Senate again within a reasonable
Unit a Million Expended.
The Secretary of War sent to Cougr'ss
yesteiday a statement snowiug in detail
that $518,082.00 was expended during
the fiscal year at Sprlugfield, Alass..
Seventh Street Line to Have an
CONNECT WITH U STREET ROAD
Work to lb; lleKun as Soon ns Avenue
and Fourteenth Street -Lines Are
Completed No Transfers at Flor
ida Avenue, and Curs to linn
Through From Hlvcr to Park.
The" eutire system of the Capital Trac
tion Company of thlsclty will be transformed
into an underground electric system as
speedily as possible. The idea has been
considered and discussed In an unofficial
way for soma time, but not until the regular
monthly directory meeting held yesterdny
afternoon at the new union depot In George
town was any formal action taken.
The Seventh street cable line will be
discarded and 'a modern underground
electric svstem put In, and the U street
electric line will be taken up and replaced
with a -system which will be In confo?m'-ty
with therest of tlie system.
The work will not l.egin at once, but
immediately after the completion of the
work now under way on the Mount Pieis
ant, Georgetown and Navy Yard sections.
It is the desire of the directors, for many
reasons, that these branches of the road
be in running order as soon as possible.
First and paramount as a consideration
is the fact that the public is daily under
going a great inconvenience on account of
utter impossibility of rapid transit being
given by the present horse-car service.
Besides the proper serving of the pub-ic,
the directory ot the road Is desirous of
having the system completed us soon ab
pysMble for other and more substantial
The rood Is now losing $1,000 a day.
The work of laying the feed wire conduits
is being pushed on the north, east and west
branches of the main line, and the work of
placing the contact rails m the main con
duits has been begun on the Fourteenth
sticet line. The General Eiectiic and jtn.?r
large construction companies, now man
ufacturing the ejectrical machinery Tor
the new system are under contract to rur
nis.li the cecessarv dynamos, etc., by the
early part ot the coming year, and it is er
taln that they will fulfill their part of the
As soon ns the work now In progrSb
has been finished, the work of instating
the Seventh-street line will bo commenced.
There are seM'ral reasons for the decision
of the company to, do this, chief 'imong
widen is the, Important one of economy.
ThodlreclorjNuresftW that It would have
to change tjie cable system eventually,
on account )f the- great success ot the
underground. electric sy.stem, and, to do
so they would albu have to move, their
cars by horses. .
The U Mrcet line will be entirely re
built and equipped with the underground
system along. Eighteenth street northward
from Florirtui avenue to tlie bydge at the
enrlance to the Zoological Park. That
portion of tha' road which Is now operated
by tiolley to .the point mentioned -vlll be
reconstructed with the underground ny.s-,
tern. When completed the entire Traction .
syHem, and all- im brandies, will be uni
form. The Intcntipn Is to abandon the
transfer hystem-t the cornor of Seventh
street and Florida avenue northwest, and
to run the Seventh street cars through from
the A rgenal to the Zoological Park. The
work will, it is expected, be finished by
tbn latter part of next summer.
By the time the Seventh street ine is
completed the company expects to lave
the bills now bcfoie the picrent Congress
npproed. The bills as they now Ktand
provide for tiie extension of the navy
yard branch, from Eighth stret and
Pennsylvania avenue southeast, along the
Aienue to the bridge and return.
The most important extension pro 'ided
foi in the proposed bill is the one known
as the Southwest extension. In this Is
to run the Georgetown cars from the
curve at the intersection of Twenty ii.th
street and Pennsylvania avenue south Aard
oa Twenty-sixth street to G street, cast
ward on that street to Seventeenth ttreet,
and Connect with the piesent line.
The return route will be from Seven
teenth and the Avenue down to P street,
west to Twenty-sixth street and north to
connect with the present line at yhe
Avenue curve. The proposed extension
would not interfere with the traffic on
the Avenue- from Seventeenth to Twenty
sixth streets, a.s that part would be nm as
u-ual as though the extension had not
The present bill also embraces a pro
vision for the extension of the Fo ir
teenth street line northward to Howard
avenue, weiaward to Seventeenth street
and bj a loop southward to Park street
and eastward to the present line at Four
Extending the SiRiial System.
Some time ago the Navy Department
determined to utilize a life-aving station
as a part of the proposed coast line slgnul
system The Treasury Department ob
jected to that the Navy Department will
now be confined to the ute of the light
houses, their keepers to manipulate the
semaphores and other signalling devices,
which are now being put into position.
Ihe whole seaboard is to be connected
telegraphically and telephonically, the
Navy Department still hoping to use the
life-saving stations for connecting points.
Late Local Happenings.
The Banneker Relief Association at its
meeting on Tuesday evening lust elected
the lollowing officers: J. Frank Boston,
president. J. William Mays, vice president:
Richard H. Nugent, treasurer; T. McK.
Syphax, recording secretary; James A.
Payne, financial secretary; Arthur Lucas,
sergeant-at-a'rms; and Messrs. John- H.
Butcher, Dr. WillfumH.Golne.s, Leon Turner,
and Dr. William S.Lofton, as the board .t
directors foi tlie ensuing term.
A n eetlng p,f Electrotypers, Molders, and
Finishers Union,' No. 17, I. T. IT., was
'field last night, and the following officers
were elected: President, John E. Parker;
vice president, Jivfee G. Buck, and secretary
treasurer, Samuel R. Copper.
The healing ot the motion recentlyfilcd
for a new trial fn the case of Miss Frances
McCarthy and John R. Fratt, who were
found guilty-of Iceeping a bawdy house,
is expected to take place before Judge
Kimball in a few days.
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MILLER LEADS THE STRING
His Phenomenal Killing Puts Him.
Away Ahead of the Record.
Eice In Second Place, "With Sehlu-
neer a Good Third mid Hlviero
Clobo Up to the Latter.
New York, Dec. 8. Big crowds at
tended the bicycle race today, and watched
the determined riders who arc still in
the six-day contest, de&pltethe rccord-briaic-ing
While Miller was undoubtedly the mast
talked ot rider during the day, Joe Itice
monopolized a great deal of atteulon.
He occupies a big room on the top rioor
of the building, where he had a comfortable
bed, and hi", food is prepared for him on
a gas stove. Joe loves glory, to say
nothing of money, and Is always anxious
to be in front. When he got up, after a
peaceful sleep, early today, he began a
heart-breaking pace after the leaders.
By noon he had nicceeded in passing
Sclilnncer and Riviere, which put him m
second place. Then he wanted to get
after Miller, but Trainer Murphy ordered
him to demount. Rice was not a bit
tired, but hib trainer believed that a short
rest would do him good. Later Rice
again cut loose and lie and Miller had it
hot and heavy.
Uaton Riviere, the solidly built French
man, was very much In evidence until
tonight. The experts begin to believe that
he will be placed at the finish so near thp
top th&t his week's work will be a source
of remunen Hon.
Schlnneer sliowed signs or weariness
early in the day, but said it was nothing
serious. lie was close to the top all the
Frank Waller had sufficiently recovered
from his indisposition to come on the
track loday, but he Is far from a well
At 11 tk'doek tonfght it was announj.-d
that Miller was 'M) miles ahead of
the record. The race had been on fir
seventy-one hours, half the time limit,
and all the contestants biaced themselves
a.s they realized that they were entering
the ho me-st retch, so to speak.
At l a, m., the score stmds as follows:
Miller, 1,2.)S- miles, -1 laps; Rice, 1,1-52
miles, 7 lap.. Sohinnecr, 1,14.5 miles, S
i laps; iiivierre. 1,17 nines, - taps; Aioore,
1,090 miles, 4 laps; Waller, 1.00G miles,
2 laps; Pierce, 1,070 miles, 5 laps; Hale,
1,067 miles, 1 lnp; Stephane, 1,025 4
laps; Golden, 1.017 miles, 5 laps-
ANOTHER STRUGGLE PROBABLE.
Trouble Brewing Between Coil
Operators nnd Miners.
Toledo, Ohio, Dec. S. There Is reason
to expect another piolonged struggle be
tween the coal operators of the Ohlo'ield
and the miners. Ono of the largest opera
tors stated to his representative here today
tliat no contiacts should be made for
delivery at the present rates after Janjury
1 By the agreement terminating the
last; strike, rates expired on that day, mid
the miners will then demand a 4 tent
acHancc pei ton. This will open op the
dispute over the Ohio nnd Pennsylvania
differential rate, and unless the operUors
ot the latter State agree to advance a'so,
Ohio operators will resist the dem-ind.
Torre Haute, Ind., Dec- 8. There Is good
prosrect for a movement on the part ot
the Indiana and Illinois r.perators and
miners to enter into a joint agreement
for a wage scale for the year beginning
January 1, regardless of the action of
the Ohio and Pittsbmg districts. No
explanation has been received here tor
delay in calling the interstate conference
for the middle ot this month.
Ihe miners do not want to secede Tiom
the national organization, but they wint
to be permitted to fix their own wage
scale in a field which it is freely admitted
on ali sides' Is not longer competitive
with the Ohio and Pittsburg fields.
Sherman nt the Capitol.
The ranullar face or Secretary Sherm-i.i
was safu on the rioor of the Senate yes
terday. He came in oon after the ses
sion began, and sat Tor a time in his old
seat, next to Mr. Hoar, with whom he
talked ut or old. Later on tlie Secretary
spent some time Willi the senior Senator
from Ohio, Mr. Foraker. It was
stated by a prominent member of tha
committee that ' foreign relations had
nothing to do with the i lilt to the Senate
ot the former distinguished Senator. It
purely a rrlen-lly virtt, and a desire on the
pirt of the Secretary to mingle with his
John R. Paul, a prominent resident ror
many years of Rockland Lake village, New
York, died yesterday. He left his home
in the morning to go to his daughter's
house and was afterward found In the road
dead. Mr. Paul was a prominent Demo
cratic politician, and held many ofricial
Capt. George T. Walker, a prominent
buMness man of Philadelphia, died at
Colorado Springs Tuesday of heart failure.
A. B. Conway, aged sixty, chief justice
of the Wyoming supreme court, died at
Cheyenne, Tuesday night, from heart
failure- He was bom in Illinois, served
as captain of the Eighteenth Iowa Volun
teerg, and went West in I860.
After hearing some friends contiuually
pralsmg Chamberlain'. Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy, Curtis Fleck, of Ana
helm, California, purchased a bottle :f it for
his own use and is now as enthusiastic
over its wonderful work as anyone cau I e.
The 25 and DO centbizesfoule by Henry
Evans, wholesale and retail druggb.t 0&8
F st.,and Con n- ave. and S. st. nw: and 1 423
Md. ave. no.
A SPEC! AL," MEETING of the stockholders'
or the Bilghtwood Railway Company is
called for Monday, December 13. 1807, at
president's office, 1416 F street, at 1
o'clock p. m. V- B. DEYBER. secretary.
ffL,.-rSJj as appetizers to bring- you to
r-n-, ss.:n I If
I c -g
rq. -r"' T' "I
lp H- "Cash or Credit."
Solid Polished Oak Chif- I
fonier, five large drawers, i
Vinnrlt:nmfl7 mnrlp rt rrrii- 1
lar$S value $4.85 !
White Enamel Iron Beds
li inch posts solid cast
brass trimming's regular
6.00 beds everywhere else.
T i T "I r
S228 F Street H, W,
AT THE HOTELS.
Mr. Frank Chamberlain- the manager of
one or the New York elertric launch con
cerns, was in town for a short time on
Tuesday. He stayed a little while at
the Arlington, went out, did a little busi
ness, and then lert. Probably not more
than three people knew that he was hr
or what he came for. "When he wynt
away he carried In his pocket a contract to
build an electric launch for the C7ar of
Russia. This interesting Tact was only
The launch is to be ready Tor his imperial
majesty in April. It will be taken to
3t. Petersburg by one of the company's
experts before that time. The de
scription given or the crart is dazzling
It will be built throughout of mahoga 17
and finished in sumptuous style. The
price the Czar 13 to pay for hfcs lioat is a
diplomatic secret- Mr. Chamberlain rxn
pieted his contract with Gen. Mert
wago. the naval attache of the Ub.ssI.i-i
legation, with whom negotiations havt
been carried on for borne weeks.
Thetragglersortnethrongof law makers
are still arriving- None of these late
.comers, as yet, hns teen heard to e'xpress
disappointment at not' being present during
the first day ot the session- Most ot
them are Democrats or Populist. Sena
otr Martm, of Virginia, arrived yesteiday
aftarnotui- He is at the Metropolitan.
Representative w: V. Sullivan tsalsothe.v.
"Representative Jerry-Simpson arrived at
the National yesterday- Congressman
"A-C. Latimer is at the National.
Mr. A. C. Kaurman.ot Clarleston. S. C ,
Is at tl.p Raleigh. He is here in thelnterest
ot a bill, introduced duriug the extra es
blon, which provides for the estnblUa
meat of a soldiers home at Charleston.
There are seven Federal soldiers homes in
theUnited States andnoneof theinisluthe
Mr. Haufman said to a reporter for The
Times last night:
'The prospect has the indorsement of
promh ent Union soldiers all over tlie
South, and prominent Confederates as well,
though they will not partake or ito bene
Hts, of course. The Grand Army or the
Republic unanimously indorsed the project
at Buffalo. The home is to be estab
lished on Castle Pinckney Island, in the
Charleston harbor. It will be designed
as a memorial' to Major Robert Ander
son, the first hero of tne war, the com
mander at Fort Sumter, and alto the
man who rirst, in 1837. proposed ihe es
tablishment of a national home for dis
abled soldiers and sailors."
E. T Fitzgerald, labor commissioner ot
California, and representative or the Build
ing Trades Council ot San Francisco, came
to Washington yesterday, and is stopping
at the Arlington. His mission here is to
aid in securing remedial legislation, which
wilt make possible the punishment ot cer
tain violators of the eight-hour law at
San Francisco. This law is being violated
in the construction of tlie new postoffiu?
at that cltv, but the work is being done
by a company, and the company cannot be
arrested. Legislation will be asked, by
which the violators may be reached. It
is likely that a bill halving that end in
view will be introduced by Representative
McGuire. Another object which this labor
representative has in visiting Washington
is to consult with the officials ot the
Treasury Department, with a view to hav
ing the stone used in the construction ot
the San Francisco postoffice cut Mid
dressed iu that citj; At present, this
work is being done iu the East. It is said
to have Iten the rule that thestonecutting
and dressing shall be done in the city in
which the building Is located. This point
was raised by organized labor in the case
ot the Chicago postoffice, and the Treajury
Depurtmeut deferred to the wishes of the
local labor organizations.
Mr. Fitzgerald says that organized labor
in California is opposed to any further
immlgiatloii and desires the enactment
or legislation which will shut off the tide
of alleus foi ten years at least. Mr.
Fitzgerald is an annexationist. Organized
labor on the racifio coast is not afraid
of the competition which it is said by
some people will result from the annexa
tion of Hawaii. The workers on the
Pacific slope have more at stake in this
matter than their bretliren of the Kast,
and the lr.tU-r should have no fear of the
i esults of annexation ir California labor
The Chinese who are in Hawatl now
were there before the Chinese exclusion
act .became operative, and had they de
sired to come to this country they c.uld
have done so then. Tlie Japanese """ho
aTe now In Hawaii could come to this
country it they so desired, so that the
annexation of the islands would make
no difrerence in this regard. Mr. Fftz
geiald hopes for legislation at this session
favorable to annexation.
Bruce in Xo Danger.
The National Protective Labor Associa
tion, a negro organization v. hich has 'inder-
SM b St. s. w.
Milk and cream
from choice Jer
sey and Guern
sey herds. Coffee
cream and extra
heavy cream for whipping. Can
furnish milk from registered herds.
Ie0-i2t ' C. THOMPSON.
We'il only mention two just
our big seven-story building,
which is crowded from cellar to
with splendid bargains.
1 m ;
A i I I s i i &
taken the tsk ot defeating the confir
mation of ex-Senator Bruce, nominated
to beRegister oftneTrawiry,on the grounds
that there has been unfairness on ttw irt
of th6 Administration in the uppoiitiii-nt
of negroes to office. migSt as well save it
selt the labor to which it is goteg. Mr.
Bruce Is an ex-Senater.aod unfcas a mora
serious, charge than thli 'an be brought
against him he will be confirmed- Then,
too. if the Democrats thought hi appomi
ment wuld be objectionable to the color.;.!
politicians they wouM must certainly
agree to his con Urination H tnecc Is
any ranKltng in the ioeom of the colored
Republicans the Democrats will ,1a pay do
anything to allay it-
PRESERVING TOE FORESTS
AnHiial jleeiing of the American
Officers Elected for the Enssnlny
Year President Appleton.-, Ad-
dns- Association's "N'orls.
The American Forestry Association bekl
Its sixteenth aanoal meeting yesterday
and elected officers for the ensuing year.
In hie opening address Pr&stdenc Apple
Fehuv- Members: 'Weareaseemhlect today
iu accordance wJH the requirements of our
constitution to use judgment aad discre
tion 'ii theelioioe of iliie wn analimtett
our interests and affairs during tne coming
year, and listen to aad act upon reports.
But article II of the constitution tells us
so vividly tlie objects we have In view
that I venture to refer to it because I na e
known tuat some memoers wereaciuaiuieu
witn its corneals, and beeao.se such ierr
euce stands a good chance of promoting
better acquahuuce with it.
Thereby we associate ourselves togtt'er
to promote aiscttbbion upon subjects relat
ing to tree-piaatnig, the conservation, man
agement and renaoval of forests, aim the
climatic and other influences that affect
their welfare; to encourage the collection
of forest statistics ami to promote the ad
vancement of educational, legislative r
other measures terwing to tin? promotion
of these objects. We shall especially en
deavor to centralize the work ilotte and
diffuse the knowledge gained m actorti
ancu with thnt object.
When we stop and think of the local
tltougtitlfssness and ignorance, separate
and in combination, everywhere, that acts
unwisely or prevents others from acting
wisely in forestry matters that have im
portant bearings upon the public and
private weirare. we fully realize the in
fluence for good that such an association
ns this of ours roust have in all part of
our great nation.
Our association should be of such value
in keeping the minds of our people alert
to the enils of intelligent forestry, and by
enforcing upon the minds of our fellow
citizens the important bearing that th
bureau over which the chairman of ur
exeeutlve committee so actively and
earnestly presides has upon the financial
ami bunns stanvt of this country.
Our rivers, our lakes, our water courses
and our water supplies; our game, eur
fish food; our climutic conditions, our
great timber supplies, and others, are to
exist for better or for worse, anil we
are going to be an important factor in
the future, as we liavp been in the past,
toward bettering this Condition.
The association adopted several reso
lutions, noting with extreme satisfaction
the sure indt'-ationi or an administration
Tor the National Forest Reserves in the
nKir future: recommending that all lands
or the United States more ravorable fr
rorest purposes than ror agriculture should
be withdrawn Trom disposal and admin
istered under the law governing forest
reserves: recognizing with pleasure and
approval the action of the State of New
York in making large appropriations for
extending the area of their State forest-,
and seeing In It the legitimate results of
the sixteen years agitation which this
association has devoted every effort: ex
pressing its gratification at the increasing
interest manifested by public-spirited citi
zens in rorest reservation, and thanking
the Cosmos Club for the hospitality ex
tended to them.
The officers elected are: Gen. Francis
H. Appleton. Boston, Mass., prosident.
Sir If. G. .lolu de Lotbiniere. Quebec.
Canada, first vice president Hon. Gardi
ner G. Huhitfird. vice president ror Dis
trict of Columbia: George P. Wtilv
tlev, Washington. D. C resenting sec
retary and treasurer.
The executive committee consists of
the president, vice president tor the Dis
trict of Columbia, the secretaries, the
treasurer and the following memberr
B.C. Fernow. chairman; Edward A- Bo-v-ers,
Gifford Plnchot, F. V. CovtUe, and
Charle3 C. Binney.
Board or directors F. H. Appleton. pr"V
Ident: George P. Whittlesey, secretary.
Henry M. Fisher, Henry Gannett. Bernard
E. Fernow, Edward A. Bowers, Na
J. WILLIAM LEE.
V32 Fn. Ave. N. W
Flrht-cliiKM Krvice. Tbane. 1385.
The Mortality Report.
Deaths have been reported at the heatlh.
Robert II. Shorter Ul yenrs
Marv.T. Meehan 33 years
Katherine Chisley SSyenrs
George II. Noll lyear
Edward Morris 52 year
Ella Tavlor 2 years
Charles G.Davy 70 years
Ida V. Thorp 32 years
Mary E.Brown 61 years
Nellie Lester 38 years
Philip Jordan,-. -. Smont'ts
Florence E. Watson H montus
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