THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 189T.
HUE'S lOR CUBA
Senator Introduces a Resolution
Recognizing the Republic.
ADMINISTRATION IS SCORED
"Wu Have Entered "Upon an Era of
GoJd ami Merciless Coinmerelnl
iMn"Siuister Influence of .Span
ish Bondholders and American
The first guu for Cuba was fired in the
legular session of the Fifty-fifth Con
press yeterday by Senator Allen, of Ne
braska. The Senator has been the teud
f ust friend of the people of that oppressed
island since flit they began the conflict
that every Hue American hopes will result
In casting orf the tyrannical yoke or
Spain. In beneou and out of season lie
lias urged action. and nobly has the Senate
responded to the j-entiinents of the country
that have found vole tluough Mr. Allen.
It was he who riit introducod .i .resolu
tion declaring for the independence of the
Cuban Republic, and that resolution was,
it effect. If not in words, ravonibly re
ported from the Senate- committee- and act ed
upon bv the Senate.
Believing that the expressions in the
President's message should not be per
mitted to stand unchallenged, M'- -Allen
vesterday ofrered a new resolution which
declared it to bt- the w:nse of the Senate
that-the political independence of the
Cohans should lie lecognized aud upon
lids resolution he addressed the Senate
brief lv in one of his characteristic slieeches.
at the conolBslon ot which -,the resolution
we, at .Mr. Allon's request, reforfd to
the Coninilttoe on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Allen mid that for the seventh or
eighth time he Mood at his pine Ja the
chamber asking speedy and i-rfoctual
Coneressional recognition of the political
independence or the Republic. In the
race of the recommendations of -the Presi
dent, Mr. Allen said he would not l-c con
tent with u simple acknowledgment or
iHjlligerent rights; lie would demand ab
Hlute and unconditional political liberty
and a recognition or the government they
themselves have formed.
"Tile American people," said Mr. '.Ken,
"bojieve in pclitical ami religions hherty,
and they are anxious to accord lo nhers
what they themselves esteem the birth
right of ail. and I am confident, they will
not be content with the 2oure advised
i,v this, as the v were not with that pur
sued by the preceding admtnistr.il ion in
withholding from Cuba that priceless
In seeking to show that the American
sentiment did not sustain the resident's
policy, Mr. Allen continued':
'If you and I were permitted to pur
sue the course our natural inclinations
and judgments would impel us to take,
we -would say to Spain that the Cubans
having Tor over two years, on so many
battlefields, demonstrated tnelr valor
and undvlng love for liberty for them
srives and their posterity, they should
be accorded political recognition without
Turther temporizing, and we -would en
force OHr views, if we had the power,
with the presence' of a fleet of American
warships in Cuban -waters.
Rut. unfortunately for the advancement
and elevation of the human raw, and for
the glory of our country, we have entered
an era of cold and merciless commercial
ism UMit rreezes the blood of patriotism
in its veins and that is willing to sacri
fice human rights, the honor or women,
and the lives of children, if need be,
that the course of business may not be
checked or tliat the channels or trade
be not obstructed.
It I should be asked wlmt I mean
by this expression, 1 would answer with
out hesitation that the owners ot Spanish
bonds In this country, and American citi
zens owning property in Culm that lias
lx?en injured or destroyed by the insur
rection, and the carrying trade and the
commercial interests of the world whose
business might be affected by such a
step, have joined to prevent Cuban recog
nition, and their influence is surficienily
powerful in official circles to prevent
anything farther Iwing done in the in
terest of those unfbrunaie people; and
so our citizens who have hoped for speedy
and definite action on the pait of the
Administration and of Congress will lie
Replying to the charge that the Cubans
were a people incapable of self-government,
Mr. Allen argued that they should
be given a trial before being condemned.
"When," he continued, "the splendid men
and womeu or 177G, by their valor and
devotion to the cause of liberty, erected the
standard of a republic oa this continent
and tore down the banner of King George
aud threw it into the street, all Europe said
they were incapable of self-government,
and that a republic would lie a failure; but
we can thank those men and women tor
statesmanship and patriotism of a high
order, and for placing us in possession of a
continent where true manliood and Woman
hood arc above all other considerations
and where tliey count for so much. Are
we, the sons of such an ancestry, to become
pusillanimous and contemptible in the eyes
of the world by deserting the Cubans, our
neighbors and friends, wlio have been in
spired by our achievement, aud wlio are
now seeking the liberty we enjoy?
'I am an American citizen, devoted to
the weKare and progress of my country,
and I would knowingly do nothing that
-would imperil the cause that lies so close to
iny heart, for there d-jes not run in my veins
one drop of blood that is alien to the cause
of liberty and freedom Tor the human race
wlierever found. I am ready to vote on
tite question of absolute political inde
pendence without further debate or deliber
ation. My mind has been formed for a
long time on the course 1 should pursue,
anil I put myself in readiness to cast my
vote for Cuban liberty at any moment, and
1 regret the shilly-shally method in dealing
with tliis question employed by this power
Mr. Allen, in the further course of his
speech, said he believed the President
wished to carry out the provision of ihe
platform of his party on the Cuban ques
tion; that he was a conscientious man, and
desired to deal farlly, but that he vas
the victim of circumstances over which
he had no control and which robbed him
in a large measure of tliat freedom and
independence that should characterize the
Chief Executive of a mighty nation,
"The President," said Mr. Allen, with
emphasis, "seems to have beeti lulled to
sleep by the declaration of Spain that she
will give Cuba a semi-political existence,
bm oh as Canada has; but has the Presi
dent and his party forgotten that Spain
made suoh piomlscs under the Administra
tion of President Grant, only to violate
them in a shameless manner when Cuba
had laid down her arms? T have no faith
In Spanish promises or in her disposition
to carry out her pledges in good raith.
'Wc erect shafts of polished marble to
commemorate great eiwchs In our national
history, or a tiiumph in some important
battle; we sing paeans of praise to those
whose services have been given to the
cause of freedom and humanity, and we
accept the declaration that the highest
possible attainments cannot be leached
by man unless he enjoys enlightened and
just liberty. We have declnred our un
changeable devotion to the doctrine that
lhi6 continent shall 1m; free soil and be
trodden alone by freemen, and yet we
sustMn the hold of a tottering and cruel
monarchy, the institutions of which arc
passing into decay, and which is satisfied
only when inflicting on a civilized people,
"-when struggling for their political inde
pendence, the most cruel torture. In His
own good time, God will call us lo account
for such rank hypocrisy and such a shame
less -neglect of public duty."
Ihe eet " of "Mr ARei tiiade a marked
impression on the Senate. It Indicates
tlic public' interest in this great question
and presages the conflict tliat is to be
maintained untjl the Administration is
farced to act at; the millions of American
freemen insl-t it shall act. The American
people avM not he satisfied until Ameri
ca's strong arm is extended and the
Spanish joke lifted rrom the neck of the
Cubans, and their bondage is turned into
FUNDS COMING IN FKEKLY.
Report at the American TTnlverKlty's
The board of trustees of the American
University held Its semi-annual meeting at
the Lenman Building yeterday. Iter.
Charles II. Payne, of New York, was
Bishop Hurst, chancellor of the unlver
.sltj, repotted that interest in it is 'n
creasing. According to the report of
the treasurer, the receipts since the last
meeting of the board, in May, were
$3ft,00Q. It was stated that the College
.f History building will be completed
during the early part of the year.
The following were present: Rev. D. II.
Carroll, of Baltimore: President AY. AY.
Smith, or the Randolph-Macon College:
Bishop Hurst, the chancellor of the uni
vcrsitj; Iter. Dr. "V. H. Milburn, and
Messrs. Hiram Price, Matthew G. Emery,
B. F. Lclghton, A. B. Duvall, and B. II.
Warner, of this city: also Rev. Dr. Eeiler,
vice chancellor of the university: Rev,. C.
AY. Ealdwiu, the secretary of the board
of trustees, and Rev. Albert Osbom, the
registrar of the university.
ROUTES TO THE KLONDIKE
One by Rail and the Other by
Cf iiadinn Pacific Hallway Coinii.my
IJhs Applied for a Charter Niw
Montreal, Dec. S.-Special advices from
Vancouver. B. C, state that Corthew aud
Wilkinson, wlio went to the Yukon for
the Canadian government to locate an
all-Canadian route, have returned and
will report to the government iu favor of
a route starting at Kelimat from an inlet
on the Alaskan route, running straight
through Ci'.Ladlan territory to Teslln Lake.
Cortrcw says there is no short cut.
Sixty miles inland on the route tvilch
will be accepted they discovered vast de
posits of quartz. Seveial tons were
brought back and assayed $50 to $r,00 in
mineral, mostly copper. Tlie route to
Teslln Lake is through a vnlley, sparsely
titrbered. almost as level as Broadw.y,
New York. The valley is without dovibt
the old bed of the Skeena River. Game 's
abundant and white fish block the streams
in season. Tlie Canadian Pacific Rail
way has applied for a charter to run a
rood from Ketimat to Teslln Lake.
James Roche, member or the Imperial
Parliament for Kerry, left Montreal this
morning for New York, on hir. way back
to England. He states that he came
to Canada for the purpose of establishing
an efficient steamship tervice from Vic
toria and Vancouver, by way of the
Stikeen route to the Klondike. He had
interviews with the officials or both the
Canadian PaciHc and Grand Trunk Rail
roads. He has made a most thorough per
sonal examination or the harbors and
landing points along the British Columbia
coast, and the syndicate which he repre
sents lias purcliased two steamers or
4.000 tons each.
Mr. Roche believes that thc-cc two steam
ers will be capable or accomplishing two
trips a Aeck, leaving both Victoria and
Vancouver. He is confident that the
rush for the gold fields at the opening
of the season will be tremendous.
DELIVERY OF THE MAILS.
Postal Utiles Concerning; tlie Du
ties; of Hail rood?.
A postal circular issued yesterday requires
railroad companies to take mails from and
deliver them into all terminal post offices,
whatever may be the dltancs botweenthe
station and the postorfice, except, in citi.s
where other provision for sucii ier.vice is
made by the department.
It Is said that the agitation of this que-s
tlon was started iu connection with the
Brightwood postoffice fiuht, when it was
suggest d tl at the Brightwood Railroad
Compaiu would not call for and deliver '.he
mail at Postmaster Van Horn's store.
Good Templar Meeting-.
Good Will Lodge, Xo. 7, I. O. G. T ,
corner of Eleventh street and Maryland
avenue southwest, had as visitors at its
meeting Tuesday night Grand Secretary
A. W. Campbell and Grand Councilor Jessie
C. Suter, l.O. G. T. Visitors were also
in attendance from Rescue, Star oT Hope,
Silver Star and Columbia lodges.
A good program in the interest of the
good ol the order, ia charge of E. W.
Libbey, P. C. T., was rendered. The
foliowingdelcgateswlll repiescnt this lodge
in the grand lodge session, which meets
December 9 and 10: George E. Sullivan.
Edith Hofman, A. J -Ilcadley, Bettle Fr line
and Jennie Burrows. Alternates: R. S.
Tayier, J. W. Sherwood, R. II. Campbell
and E. D. Klopfcr aud Annie Xorris.
Reports of Thieving Operations
The following robberies were reported to
ti'cpolicedepartmcnt yesterday: It. Jon.s,
No. 1.1115 Fourte. nth street northwest, Mon
day night, a King of tlie Road bicycle
lamp, from off bicycle in front of Columbia
Theater; Lorenzo Thomas. Xo. 305 Missouri
aienue, rejiorts stolen Mr.nrtay night .$17
in money and pension papers; Frank II.
Jones, No. 4S4 L street southwest, one
bicycle: .T. R.Morgan, stolen from jor ler
of Eleventh and G streets northwest, jnc
"Browu" saddle off bicycle.
Miss Kate Xeal Adjudged Insane.
Kaunas City, Mo., Dec. S Miss Kale
Nea'l, the pretty white girl of Sweet
Springs, who eloped a few oay.H ago witii
Joscph Johnson, a negro, has been adjudged
in-line and will be taken to the asylum at
St. Joseph today Miss Xeal was hrojght
back rrom Denver Monday night by Pinker
Dtnlen io Death for Assault.
Marion, Ind., Dec. 7. Miss Minnie Ca
nard, a white girl, firteen years old,
went to the house of a colored family,
named fcmith.on an errand yesterday after
noon. None of the family was at home
except Joseph Smith, who assaulted her
and fled. The girl's two brothers started
In pursuit, and finally secured him, and
beat him to death.
Don't be persuaded into buying Iiuiments
without reputation or merit Chamber
Iain's Pain Balm costs no more, and its
merits liave been proven by a test of many
years. Such letters as the following from
bciiiE received: "The best remedy for pain I
liave overused Is Chamberlain's Pain Balm,
and I say to after hating used it In my
family for several years." It cures
rheumatism, lame back, sprains and swell
ings. For sale by Henry Evans, wholesale
and retail druggist, 038 F st.and Conn. r.ve.
andS st. n w. and 142S'Md.ave. ne.
Tour credit is good at LaiiPburgh's Fur
niture House, 13th and F fete. oc3-tf
THE COURT OF APPEALS
Decisions Rendered iu Several
Cases of Interest.
TH E WINTERS-MANSFIELD SUIT
lower Court to Make Sueli Order
ns It Mny Deem l'roner Gwynn
. Will Cu.so Decided Favorably to
tlie Defendant Priority of Lino
type Invention Awarded to Dodge.
The court or appeals yesterday rendered
a deci.-ion iu the cae or the petition of
Mary Sanders Winters and her husband,
Percy Winters, against Richard Mansrield,
tha actor, for u writ ot mandamus to re
quire the supreme court of the District to
enter a Judgment in accordance with the
mandate of the court of appeals iu a de
cision, rendered a few months ago, in
the action brought by Mrs. Winters .or
money due from Mansfield.
Mrs. Winters entered suit for money due
her, alleging non-fulfillment of contract
on the part or Mansfield. She secured
a verdict and Mansfield appealed. The
higher court held that she should receive
salary only tor ihe time she played with
Mansrield. The ouum: was remanded to
the trh.l court. After the full time of
tlu contract hail expired, Mrs. Winters
fil2d an amended bill, claiming salary for
tlt2 full term, amounting to ? 1,300.
Judgment was nsked ror that amount, on
the g:cund that the court or appeuls con
templated such action, and a petition
was Hied with the court of appeals ror a
mandamus to compel the lower court to
order defendant to show cume why judg
ment should not be rendered as prayed
Tor. The court of appeals says:
"Under the circumstances of this case
we shall not make any order requiring
cause tc be shown why a mandamus sho Hd
not issue as prayed. We assume hat
when the matter is brought to the atten
tion of the court below the proper order
will be made and the leave to anrcud
will be withdrawn or vacated. If, how
ever, it should become necessary the pe
titioner can move for an order to show
Judgment was reversed in the ca-:e of
WalbT Gwviiu, Jr., against Mary Gwynn,
whv received from her father. Gen. Walter
Gwynn, by will, $1,000 for the education
of her brother Walter, conditioned that she
should have control of the methods of edu
cation. If interfered with In this direc
tion, the money was to revert to her. She
alleged that this interference was made,
Walter brought suit for the money with
Interest fiom the date of will and won
In the case of Phlhp T. J)3dge against
Joseph C. Fowler, claimants as Inventors
of tht linotype typesetting machine, the
examiiers of Jnterrerences in tlie Patent
Office gave priority ot invention to
Dodge, which decision wns reversed by
the examiners in-chief, and this judgmmt
was sustained by the Commissioner of
Patents. Tin- court of appeals reverses the
decision of the commissioner, and accords
priorttj to Dodge.
In the case of Michael L. SuIIivanagalnd
the District of Columbia, Judgment of
the lower coirt was affirmed. The actl-.m
was brought to recover damages for per
sonal iujiitles caused by a defective side
walk. Judgment was given for Sullivan.
The court sustuined the Commissioner of
Patents in the case ot Clark. M. PJatt
against Alfred .7. Shipley and T. R. Hyde,
jr., on appeal from the commissioner.
Supreme Court, of tlie United States.
Present: The Chief Justice, Mr. Justice
Harlan, Mr. Justice Gray, Mr. Justice
Brewer, Mr. Justice Brown, Mr. Justice
Shlras, Mr. Justice White aud Mr. Justice
Harrison O. Shepard.of Muscogee, I.T.,
and Milton E. Robinson, of Utica, X. Y.,
were admitted to practice.
No. l-J.- William A.Clark, plaintiff in
error, vt. William F. Fitzgerald et al.;
argument continued by .Mr. J. V.'. Forbis,
for the defendants In error, and ConcludM
by Mr. Robert B. Smith, for the plaintifr
Xo. 110 TheMissourl, Kansas and Texas
Railway Company, plaintirf in error, vs.
Orange Fuller, assignee, etc.; argued by Mr.
George P. B. Jackson, for the plaintiff
in cior. and by Mr. Harrison O. Shepaid,
for the defendant iu error.
Xo.l 47 Tht- Del MonteMlningand Mil ing
Company, appellant, vs. The Last Chance
Mining anil Milling Company; argument
commenced by .Mr. Charles S. Thomas for
th appellant and continued by .Mr. .roe!
F Vaile for the appellee.
Adjourned until today at 12 o'clock.
The day call for today, Deeemier '.', will
be as follows: Nos. 14.7,151 (and 1 i0;, 1C1,
405.470. 154, 155, 15h, and 153.
"WEDDED HUT 'OX MATCHED.
Two AVtvoh Who W.int Freed .mi
From Their Ilu.shands.
Virginia Fowle filed a bill in equity
yesterday afternoon for divorce from her
husband, George A. Fowle. The com
plainant, under her maiden name, Virginia
Taylor, was married to the defendant by
Rev. Dr. Barr, April 25, 1802. She al
leges cruel treatment and disregard of his
Nettie E. Staples has brought suit for
absolute divorce from her husband, F.uu
tleroy M. Staples, and in her petition asks
I maiden name of Nettie E. Miller. Thiv
wcre married in AVnshington on Augast
8, 1894. Desertion and non-support are
ON TRIAL FOR BIGAMY'.
Richnrd D. Goodninn Field for the
Aetion of the Grand. Jury.
Richard Daniel Goodman, a well-known
colored man oC this city, past commander
of a G. A. It. post, and most worshipful
grand master of the Sons- and Daugh
ters of Jerusalem, was yesterday arraigned
in Judge Kimball's police court on a
charge of bigamy.
The complaint was made by an elderly
woman fiom Elmira, N. Y., who claims
to be his first wife, and who has been
looking for the truant for twelve years
Goodman, she says, left her after they-
had been mairled several years. He came
here and married another woman about
twelve ycats ago, and lias lteen living
here ever since. Goodman was held in the
sum of SI. 000.
12xo in pi a ry Punishment Inflicted.
-William Jones, a colored driver, in a
fit of drunkenness repeatedly beat a de
crepit old horse to make it go fast, rnd
when the animal refused to do as he wished
he deliberately thrust a knife In its side.
Judge Scott sentenced Jones to 30-t days
in jail, the full extent of the law.
A Little Girl
ubs, Etc., with scrap pictures, fancy paper,
etc. 0. JAY GOULD, 421 Jtn bt.
COMING TO THE: THEATERS.
H ! L
Tht sale ror the Danjrph, jingle seats
opened Etrong yesterday at the Lafayette.
Madame Melba, the "Divine Xellie," w.io
is such a popular favorite in Washington, Is
meeting with great success as the lei ler
of Mi. Damrosch's company thin year. A s
a mere vocalist she possesses the most
beaut If ul voice at the servlcojf an an
puraileled technique. As a singe she adds
to a style irreproachably correct the fir.t
measure of faentiment, a.jdrainatic accent
all her own, inimitable Inflections of the
voice, and an art of articulation which is
more- easily admired than imitated. As
an actress, the- scenic illusion Is compl.-te
with her, and It is said of Gounod that,
when she sang in Paris, contrary to his
usual habit of leaving the managerial iox
after the ballet, on Melba nights he always
stopped until the end of the opera. This
is Madame Gadikl's fourth season with the
Damroseh company. She was heard here
one year ago as Elizabeth in"Tannlmusr,"
and two years ago was vyy successful In
the role of Hester 1'rynne, in "The Scnr'.et
Letter,' which she created. She sanJC it
in English. No one who saw her as the
heroine of that somber tragedy, tile more
sotnlwr because gnawing remorse Is here
more terrible than frantic explosion, will
soon forget the ineffubly sweet and ad
and tender benuty of her performance, ohe
is only twenty-seven years of age aud un
doubtedly has a great future. Herr Ernest
Kraus, tlie tenor, wlio succeeded A 1 vary in
the Damrosch Company, is a grandly hand
some man, over six feet cull, and has a
superb voice. "Lohengrin,8' which he slngN
here, is one of his greatest roles. Othr
principals are Salignnc, Fischer, Can
panarl aud Ibos. M. Sallgnau Is a Paris
nrilst fiom the Opera t'omlque, who made
his first appearance In the T7nlted States
during the season of l806-f7.
ATur an absence of several years Ro-
IcucI Reed and Ills company, iridudi.ig
Isadore Rush, will be the offering it
the Columbia, beginning .Monday evening.
Mr. Reed wilt present for the first time
here his new comedy, ''The Wrong Mr.
Wright," which has scored an immense
success. It Is said to lie highly amus
ing and entertaining, anil Mr. Reed has
been fitted with a strong, character ia
Seymour Sites. It is that of a wealthy
man who had been noted for hl parfm my
until he becomes interested in a pretty
woniar, when the lavishncss of his gen
erosity exceeded all bounds. This indi
vidual had been robbed or $50,000 by a
trusted clerk. In hopes of capturing the
thief himself and thus save the reward
offered, ihe merchant assumes the name
or Mr. Wright. Xumerous complications
result. There are half a. dozen Jther
eharaoter.s; an amusing English 'orl
ling, an heiress, wlio, wishing ''to l
loved for herselr alone," clianges iil.ues
with her maid; an 'unappropriated" spin
ster, who longs to be loved on any ac
count; a hypocritical psa'ns singer and
a United States artillery orflcor.
James A. Heme begins' a ' week's en
gagement at the Xatldual oh Monday
evening next, when he will again appear
in his charming Idyl or New England co.ut
life. "Shore Acres." This-is Mr. Heme's
tiMb consecutive season in thls play.
Although Mr. Heme coiiieiifplate pro
declug his next play, "Rev. Grirflth Daven
port," next season, he will not discard
"Shore Acres." In the company engaged
to appear with him next, week there are
several new players. Mr. Herbert Flans
burgh, a piomi-lng young actor, will v.-n-ac
tht role or Dr. Wan en. Miss Marion
Cullen will appear as Helen Berry during
a parr of tht week, giving way on Wcrtnes
. day evening to Mli-s Julia' A. Heme, the
elde.-t daughtt-r or the actor-dramatist,
who will, on this occasion, ! make her
Washington debut as Helen Berry. Miss
Heme is only seventeen years of ago, ami
gives promise or winning great success as
uu actress of the new school. The children
ar,; the same that were seen here a year
ago. During the past summer entire new
scenery was prepared and- some improve
ments have been made in the stage set
lings. On the opening night a superb
cold-plated Florentine frame will be civen
to every lady as a Hiuvenir of the fifteen
hundredth performance of "Shore Acres."
-Augustus PItou's company of players
will present the -'Cherry Picker-," sit the
Grand Opcia House next week. Tills
play of Joscph Arthur's Is one of tlie
melodramatic successes of the day and
wlh be given here with some of the leading
players, the original scenery, and prop
ertif;of theXew York production. Rajahs,
begums, English and native military, as
well as Jiviliens, European and E'trtsHii,
present a pleasing panorama ot color and
the costumes and scenery enhance ma
terially the beautiful Orientalism of the
plecs aud setltoff in characteristic fashion.
The great gun scene and the duel In the
last act furnish Just sensation enough
to set the blood tingling in one's viens,
while the comedy of Mrs. Duleep and
Privatt Brown is at once unctuous and
The Academy of Music will next wi;nk
present Charles Frohma n's d rama o f comedy
and sentiment, "The Two Little Vagrants,"
which made such a pleasant Impression
at the Lafayette Square Theater last year.
Though it was given at that time at
standaid prices, it will next week be
given at the Academy's ixipnlar prices.
Miss Mhdred Holland heads the cast or
players who will appear here.
Manager Kernan will present to the
patrons ot the Lyceum Theater next week
an attraction which comes with strong
promise of good things. It is the Vanity
Fair Burlesque Company, presenting a pot
pourri of fun, music and beauty. JP'ie
performers are well-known vaudeville peo
ple and they report a long cast.
The lectures of Col. Robert G. Ingersoll
given at the National from time to time
are always fraught with interest for those
who sympathize with him. as well .is for
a great many who differ with him dii
conclusions, but admire ns rlietoric aud
oratoiy. His lecture for next Sunday even
ing, at tlie National, will boj a new one, a
definition ot ills position,' a reply to a
question often asked, but JjVtherto un
answered, "Why I Am an .gnostic."
It will be a typical Ingersolf lecture, and
will be a treat in oratory.
SONS OF ST. GliioilGE.
Installation of Officers for the
Ensuli.ic Ter.ni. .
Columbia Lodge, No. .107i Sons of St.
Geoipe, on Tuesday evening installed the
foir.wliifi officers: Thoma .Murden, V.
president;", Francis Tayte, WvKje president;
Arthur Tausley, AV. messenger; Alfred
V.'clch, AY. secretary; John Hunt, Yv". treas
urer; M. F. Savage, "VY. assistant secra
taiy. The retiring president, Alfred Ellale.v,
on vacating his chair, made an able ad
dress. The new president then appointed
his subordinate officers: Alfred Shacki.js,
Y. assistant messenger; Charles F. Parker,
AY. chaplain; Charles Cook, Y.O. sent ind;
A. Field, AY. I. sentinel; trustees, AVilliasn
Morris. Albert Lawrence and Al fred Ellaloy.
The initiation of new jnenibers tlnn
follow ed, and waB successfully carried cut
by the degree team. After the closing of
the lodge, songs and recitations were giwn
and all spent an enjoyable evening. Next
Tuesday evening-no business will bo trans
acted, It being a smoker for the benefit
of the members and their friends.
TO CUIIE A COLD IX ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refundthe money ititfailsto cure..
.25c. Thegeuuinc has L.B.Q.on each tablet.
SUGAR REFINING A FEATURE
The Stock Conspicuous in the Deal
ings of the Day.
Extraordinary Activity Again, in the
lioiul Department Good Final
1 rices for Active Stoelts.
New l'ork, Dec. S. One of the most
thoroughUy circulated "tips' with which
"Wall street has recently been favored was
exploded today when the directors of Mie
Sugar Refining Company declared the regu
lar quarterly dividend on the common 'lock
and nothing; iu addition. That an extra
dividend would be declared at this time has
been persistently rumored and no doubt tlie
reports to that effect have been accepted as
probable by many persons. There :3 no
doubt whatever that the chances in thb
respect have been Influential in ea.islng
the ten points' advance In the stock since
yesterday a week ago.
To the ordinary speculator in Sugar Re
fining his ventures are nothing more than
gambling pure and simple, and It Is unbe
coming iu a gambler to squeal when he
loses. Sugar Refining wns a conspicuous
feature of the day's market, which mut
be the excuse for the extended comment
upon the general subject.
The most .substantial .feature of rhe day
was in the bond department, where the
transactions wre upon an extraordinary
scale ot activity, anil the recent strong
tone was unabated. In this respect the
bend market is a plain reflex of tiie gen
eral investment market, which? he pr.s dug
demand for high class securities has prac
A further advance in wheat was an im
portant featuie or the day's .druailosi.
A large busiuc-s was done in the general
market, with ucilvity the greatest in the
grangers, Missouri Pacific, Southern Rail
way prefered, American Tobacco and
People's Uas. These stocks were all firm,
Southern dispatches announcing Hie de
feat ot the Hultimore pool In Seatojrd
Roanoke stock, vhleli may lead to the
disruption cf the compact, were an in
fluence iu the dealings in Southern Rail
way, as foreshadowing an endlug -jf the
present disturbed traffic conditions in the
Renewed weakness In Sugar Refimng
toward the close and profit-taking through
out the lit caused general fractional re
cessions, but final prices for the more
active stockf showed encouraging gains
on the day's market.
New York Stock Market.
Corrected dally by W. B. Hlbbs ie Co
members of the Xew l'ork Stock Exchange,
142. F street.
Open Iiisrh Low CIos.
American Spirits S' si 8fc 8
American Spirits, pid..:. 20 21i 20 iiy.
Am. Sugar Reilnory. H4& IHi M0 110
American Sugar, pfd 115 115 115 115
American Tobacco S6U fc7i fcf S7U
Atchison, Top. &. S. F... 13J 13 13 134
Atchison, Top & S F, pfd SO
1 SO 3054 30 30'4'
. 124 12J 12 12i
- 84 6i4 H 6
. 22J4 22-i 22J4 22Ji
. 35,i :W4 354 36
. G7S fw yr oai
. 123t 1235; 123 123
- 057. Wfi P3ft 95?;
. 5!i KiU 05 f5i
. 91 1(14 P0?i OH
IS14 ,!S 'SI 13.
. 153 153 153 153
.110 110 103.U' 1094
. 14"i H" If-i U?i
. 33!i 34 33ii 31
. lKl'i 103 103 lttih'
. SCJJ 57$i Say. -56?,
. 119JA llPii 110 119
. lOtifi I0S,' 1USJ 1055
. UOJi 1034 103 103
. 31 31? 34 314
. sai 3dJi 35? 36?i
. 35JJ 35Ji 3."., 35.4
. 84i S5M SIM 814
. 107K 10f?i 107 1074
. 07i t -"J -'O'i
. &7? 58?, 57J 5S-
. 15?; 10 155 155t
. 31i 310; 31M 3I'i
. H -ii 2lJi 2Hi
. 31tU 32S 3l'i 32?
. SOU 20?i ".& 20
Baltimore &: UMO
Chesapeake &. Ohio
C, C, C, & St. L
Chicago, Hur. & Quincy.
Chicago &N. W
C, M. & St. Paul
C. R.I. &Paclllc
DeL. Lack. & Western. .
Deaware & Hudson.,
Louisville & Nashville . .
Metropolitan Traction .
Xew Jersey Central
New York Central
Northern Paellic pfd
Ontario & Western
Southern Railway, pfd..
Tenn. Coal and Iron
U. S. Leather pfd
Western Cnion Tel
25-U 25X 25?i 25M
C3's 63? 63i4 03?;
18?i li !S?i 1S.H
90JI PO.'i SOU boa
Sugar declared only the regular divi
dend of ;t per cent yesterday, contrary to
the general expectation on Friday. Eariy
in tht morning Sugar began to decline and
the street in general inferred quite rea
sonably that there would be no extra.
When the action of the directors became
known, everybody was, for the day, ar
rayed against tlie trust stock. The decline
for tht day was 4 points, to 140 and a
fraction. There are some who predict
that there is to be a further bud slump
in Sugar, but the chances seem lo he
against this. One cannot say how far
manipulation will go rurther, but the chances
are much against Sugar dropping - points.
The cnrerul people believe that some
time today itwill begin to climb again and
that an advance of several points is to
be expected. Everything In the condi
tion of the trust tavors this theory. The
fact Is that the insiders are buying Sugar
and the room traders selling It. The
story of the bitter opposition flaunted
by the manipulators has given way to
the authoritative statement that the Doseher
leflnerles will l-c friends and allies of the
trust, if even as some allege they tire
nor-already a part of It. Mr. Dlngley and
Secietary Gage have shut out frieign
sugars entirely. Ah these matters, with
the still frequently reiterated nssn-tion
that the Standard Oil people -ire in the
tiust, seem unavoidably to mint toward
a good advance.
For almost the first time in many '.vi'ks
Sugar and the remainder of the s-tocti
market traveled different ways yast?r
day. AA'hile Sugar was tumbling, the
grangers, the other industrials, and, in
Tnot, nearly everything elf was climbing.
AYith this advance there was Increased
activity all the morning, and apparently
a considerable amount of new outside buy
ing. The news of the day was, as usual,
considered favorable by the street. Some
of the AYestern railroad rate disturbances
were settled and earnings were all Rood.
Toward tlie close of the day the buying
lost some of its eagerness, and there were
evidences ot pretty heavy realizing. A
reaction today seems probable.
Tlie earnings ot the C, C, C. .t St. L.
for the fourth week of November increased
There is considerable bullish talk about
Chicago Gas. Town Topics says:
"Tlie Flower party purposes making their
specialties quite active. The sixty .lays'
puts on People's Gas at 93 naturally draws
attention to the stock afresh, and must
stimulate activity. The ex-governor will
not leave Jor his long vacation until the
27th proximo, and he avers that, between
this and then, People's Gas will sell v.c-11
above 100. Connor is bullish, of coirsu,
on his Great AA'estem. If the market holds
all the low-priced shares will advance.
Dow, .Tones & Co.' say of the grangers:
"People who have been bulls Tor a
month, and particularly on the granger
group, do not abandon their position that
those stocks are soon to sell at materially
higher figures. The heaviest buyers re
cently have been the liTe insurance and
other financial institutions. People who
have advanced Quinoy In past times talk
very confidently of its crossing 110 be
fore the winter is over, and it it is de
termined to go on the 6 per cent basis in
February the stock will sell above 125.
Koclr I viand may remain at 4. per cent
for some lime, and it may not, for this
road, of all the grangers, pays to its
stockholders what It earns, whether it
be 0 per cent orti percent. St. Pa.il
exhibited unusual strength yesterday in
keeping with its previous reputation f
being a laggard iu the early etages of a
bull market and then becoming a leader"
It Is rumored that dividends will be de
clared on Chesapeake & Ohio and Southern
Rallwj:yt. There was a story yesterday
that Moigan Interests are again at work
on these slocks.
Louisville & Nashville looks good for
a further decline from present figures.
There is nothing In the cituatlon of the
company especially hopeful. There seems
no probability of a dividend in Januury
despite the rumors that such action has
been detei mined on by the directors.
Russet Sage is said to be strongly bullion
on Missouri Pacific.
WL'.Hhiuuton Stock- -Kxctiimge.
Sides-U. S. Electric Light liii'ids. $oilO
at 102. Washington Gas, 25 ut 1 1-1-
U. S. Electric Light, 1 15 at 106. l'jto-
mac Fire Insurance, Oat 6:t. Mergenthaler
Llnot'pe, 10 at 344; 10 at 14:t 7-3; 10
at 14.t 1-2; :t0 at 14 a 1-4; 20 at 14a i-S;
,0 at l-i:; 30 at 142 7-S; 30 at 142 :? 4;
10 at 142 12- 10 at 142 1-4; 10 at 142.
Lanston .Monotype, 100 at 19 7-S.
After call -Rlggs Fire Insurance, U at
S. Metropolitan Railroad, a at 121.
U S. I's, R 1007 Q. J 112 1124
U S. 1's. C 1007 Q. J U3H 1MK
U. S. 4's, 1923. 128V4 129&
U. S. 5's, 1001 Q. F Ill 115
DISTRICT OK COLUMBIA BO.VDl
I6t)05's, "20-year Funding" 103
0's 1002. "30-year Funding" gold. . . . 1 10
7's 1001, "Water Stock" currency. Ill
7"s 1603, "Water Stoek" currency. Ill
"Funding" currency, 3.6.V.-J 113
Met. R. R. 5's, 1025 110 . .
Met.R.R. Conv.O-a 123 L0
Met. R. R. Cert. Indebtedness, A.. 125 . .
Met. R. R. Cert. Indebtedness, B. . 1 12
BeltR.R.5's, 1021 IU 70
Ecldngton R. H. C's, 1600-1911 & W0
Columbia It R. 6's. 18110 120 . ..
Wash Gas Co., Ser. A, Cs. lD02-'27. Ill . .
Wash. Gas Co., Ser. B, C's, lKH-'iB. 112 ... .
V. S. Elec. Light Debenture Imp.
M.&N 102 .. .
Ches. & Pot. Tel .Vs. 1830-101! 100
Am. Sec. & Tr. .Vs. F and A, 1005.- 103
Am. See. & Tr. 5s, A and 0. 1006. . 10J
Wash. Market Co. lstfl's, IWM9II-
47,000 retired annually 110
"Wash. Market Co. Imp. $, 12-27. . . 110
Wash. Market Co. ext'n 0's, n i-'-jr 110
Masonic Hall Assoeiatioa 5's. 19JJ. 103
Wash. Light Inr. 1st 0's, 1901 Vi HX
NATIOXAI. IU.VK STOCKS.
Bank of Washington 2J5 300
Metropolitan 29S 312
Farmers and Mechanics" 1SJ
West End 101 100
Lincoln 103 110.
SAfE DEPOSIT AND TKtKr COJIPA.VIEi.
Nautiafe Deposit and Trust 114 120
Wash. Loan and Trust VU 125
Amer. Seeurity,and Trat HO 115
Wash. Safe Deposit... 5J
Capital Traction Co GSM V$
Columoiu 08 87
CAS AXD EI.BCTRIC LIOUTSTOCKH.
Washington Gas. ' 46(4
TJ. S. Eiectne Light. UTI 100K
Fran Win Si
Arlington --.. 125
German American. .- 185
National Union 10J4
Lincoln. ...-.....:...... 0
Real Estate Title : 00
Columbia Title 4X
Wash. Title 2M;
District Title 3
Chesapeakeand Potomac 65
American Graphophone 0$
American Grapnophone pfd .-.. 10M
Pneumatic uun carnage o,
Mergenthaler Linotype mx
Lanston Monotype 10
Washington Market- 10
Nor. & Wash. Steamboat
DOI.LAK AYUKAT AGAIN.
Apparently Xo Limit to the L"p
Chicago, Dec". S. Wheat sold nliovc a
dollur today aud stayed thre. The top
price was $1.01 against tS t-4 cents as
the low figure. TheelosL was Si .00 1-1, r
2 cents higher than the previous day. lr. a
week the price has advanced 7 cents. ?ud
there appears u be no limit to the rp
ward movement. Slwrts did the buying
that advanced the price, and as they are
the ones to do the walking, there is no
telling where prices will go before t he
end of the month, it the Loiter party does
not sell out. Tlie Leiter crowd was the
largest seller and prevented prices Jjoing
up too fast.
Armour started Mxty-four ears of wheat
from Minneapolis over the St. Faul road
for Chicago today, and Peavey loaded
fifty-seven cars, but, finding that It would
not grade here, unloaded it. The vital
question is: If we cannot get wheat here
to dollver now at $1, when the short In
terest Is 1 2,000,000 bushplsi what are our
chances for getting it here in Mny, when
the short Interest is noout 30,000,000
Chicago Grain and Provision Inrltet
Corrected daily by AY. B. Ilil-bs & Co.,
membprsof the New York Stock Exchange,
1127 F street.
AYiieat: Onen. High. Low. CIos.
May 831i 01 .- W-j
July SJ?i s;js iSjj Si
May 2SK 2SJt - 2S SS
July 29H 2K 2S1J4 23J5
May 22K IZiXa 22J, 2iJi-
May 8.47 S.50 S.-12 8.45
May 4.40 4.4'i 4.40 4.42
May 4.32 4.32 4.27 4.30
New York Cotton Mnrket.
Open. High. Low. CIos.
January., 5.69 5.72 5.67 5.72
March 5.76 5.81 5.76 5.M)
May 5.8r 5.01 5.S7 5.91
June 5.91 5.91 5.91 5.91
ITS PATHONAL FEAST DAY.
Pontifical Mass Celebrated at tho
The feast of the Immaculate Conception
yesterday was the naironal feast day of the
Catholic University, and was observed by
a Pontifical mass In the chapel of the
Caldwell Hall, Cardinal Gibbons ponti
ficating. A'ery Rev. P. J. Garrigan, D.
D., vice lector of the University, was the
assistant priest, and Rev. Johu S. Dunn,
of Providence,.and Rev. Maurice O'Connor,
ot Boston, were deacon nndsuhdeacon, re
spectively. The deacons ct honor to the
cardinal were Rev. James J. Fox and
Rev. J.F. O'Mearn. Kev.Paul P. Aylwanl
and Donald T. McKinnon were masters of
ceremonies. The students of St. Thomas'
College acted as acolytes, and the students
of Holy Cross College wen attendants jh
the cardinal. The Itight Rev. Rector Mgr.
Thomas .1. Ceuaty aud Right Rev. Msr.
McMahon occupied seats in the-sanctuary.
All the professors of the different faculties
of the University, jwere pres.ejifc.iri tfiilr
ncademic robes. The Jfcirnoh'was preached
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In th1 evening at G o'clock benedlotion
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clmpel by Very Rev. Dr. Garrlgan.
A mon? the guests of the university wera
Most Rev. Archbishop Murtlnelll, Mgr
Sbarretti, Rev. Dr. Rooker. the superiors ot
the religious houses affiliated with the
university, the deans of the faculties, aud
Gen. f tanley, of the Soldiers' Home.
Later in the evening the University Cl-jb
gave a literary and social entertainment.
The Urge assembly room In the McMahm.
Hall was filled to its utmost capuuirar.
The program consisted of an Intro dee tory
address by the president of the club. Rev.
James J. Fox, an eay on the natural
schutfe- by Mr. Johu P. Murphy, a vocnl
solo, "At the Smithy." by Mr. Philip J.
Gerry; an essay on the study f law, by
Mr. Jan.es J. Igoe; a violin o!o, "Largo."
by Mr. William K- Nanlty; an essay, "Tlie
Democratic Movement in .Modern Litera
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"Modern Materialism.'- by Rov. Frsnfci
P. Duffy; a vocal solo, "Ave Maria," Hy
Mr. Philip J. Gerry; an essay. -Prognyia
in Tl f ory," bv Rev. J. F. O'Meara.
The right revereud rector of the uni
versity. Mgr. Thomas J. Conaty, brought
tho entertainment to a close, in an Inter
esting tddress, in which he reviewed the
program of the evening, pointing out ht
the one thought to which all instruction
at the university tended Is God.
Among the gueMs were ex-Queen Llltoo
kalani, J. IIiiluhe, her private secreta y,
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D. Kulauokalani. delegate frmi llawni,
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