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morning-, followed by fair cooler;
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Circulation yesterday, 39,982
WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 32, 1897 TWENJTY PAG-E3.
SPDILSy EH lH GOHFEHEIGE
Republican Congressmen's Views
of the Existing Law.
ONLY SMALL XUJIBER PRESENT
Speeches in the Main Conservative
in Tone Few in Favor of Repeal,
But All Advocate Modification
Committee Appointed to Examine
All Bill- unci Heport on Them.
TheRepulilican members of tlie Bouse of
Representative, who are dissatisfied avitn
the aivll service reform law or the ad
ministration or it, because it prevent .hem
f ion rewarding zealous constituents with a
Mileit of public imp, met last night in
the room or the House lliver and Rarbor
Committee, to give utterance to their pent
up reelings, and to devise a plan which will
secure them patronage.
This conference wa the outcome of a
paper requesting it, which Mr. Pearou, of
No-ith Carolina, had circulated about tiie
Houseall the week. Tie result or his earnest
bsllcit-irions for signatures -was a coll -akin
of seventy-nine autographs out of the 202
Republican members in tne Bouse. In ither
-words, it ib ml erred from the result that
there is a trifle more than one-third u the
Republican Representatives who lesire to
K-e the civil ben-Ice law elianged, modified
Of the number who signed the call for a
conference, fifty-five denoted tlvelr carn
ontness by being present Some of these
.Mr. Hepburn of Iowa, who officiated us
chairman; Gen. Grosvenor of Ohio, Mr.
Tawney ol Illinois, Mc. Shattuc of Ohio,
Mr. Sheldon of Michigan, Mr. Davidson of
Kontuckj-, Mr. While of North Carolina,
Hi. Strode ot Nebraska, Mr. Pugh of Ken-turl-j",
Mr. Brownlow of Tennessee, Mr.
Johnson of North Dakota, Mr. Weaver of
Ohio. Mr. Lj brand of Ohio, Mr. Fentonot
Ohio. Mr. Prince orMlssoun, Mr. Ftevensot
Minnesota, Mr. fimith of Michigan, Mr.
Young or Pennsjiv ania, Mr Bulloway of
New BampMiiie, Mr Mills of Illinois, Mr.
Mrdiany ot New York, Mr. Barber of M lry
land, Mr. Walker of Virginia, Mr. Conuolly
or Illinois. Mi. Evans of Kentucky, Mr.
Mdd of Maryland, Mr Packer of Pcnnaj'l
vania. Mr. Bromwell of Ohio, Mr. Belk
nap ot Illinois, 'Jr. CorllbS of Michigan,
Mr. Farts of Indiana, Mr. Beeves ot :n
dfMut, Mr. Warut r of llinois.Mr. Landiaot
ndiunu, Mr. Dorr ot West Virginia. Mr.
Brown ot Ohio, Mr Pearsou of North
Carolina, Mr. Bi.over of Michigan, Mr.
Eddy of Minnesota, Mr rietcherof Miane
ktfl. and Judge Liuney of North Carolina.
Tlie entire seventh -nine names affixed
to tilt call represented twenty-two States
find forty-nine of the fifty-seven standing
committee ot the Bouse.
A siMin ab Mr. Hepburn was selected
for clmirma n the speech-making began, and
pretty nearly everyone present had some
thing to baj, but, to the surprise of many,'
the Temarkt v. ere very conservative and
temperate. While a few of the speakers
declared the best interests ot the party
demanded the repeal of the civil bervlce
reform law, the majority confined them
telves to n dcmar.d for a modification.
and attached more blame to 'he adminib
tratlon of the law than to the law itself,
That some change ought to be made
all were agreed, but as to Just what sort
of a change thib bhould be each had an
opinion. Some found fault with the pres
ent sybtem of examinations, and others
and they were the majority objecVd
to the so-called "life tenure in office."
They demanded that appointments should
be made for a term of years, and not for
Perhaps the most forceful speech ot
the ening was delivered by Gen. Gros
venor. wlto reiterated the opinions he has
no oflen expressed against the law as it
is now operated.
Finding that there were too many con
flicting opinions to ever rcaoli an agree
ment, pome one wisely suggested that a
committee be appointed to bring harmony
out of chaos. This resolution wa adopted.
TIk resolution was as follows
l:c-holved. That the chairman appoint a
comm'Uee of seven the chairman f which
shals be Gen- Grobvenor, and include tie
oluiliinaii of this conference, who shall ex
amine the blllb pending before the com
mittee on reforming the civil erice, and
report at a subsequent meeting of ihls con
ference by bill or otherwise."
Cbalrman Hepburn named jus ihls oom
ntiUre Messrs. Grosvenor. Hepburn, Pear
son, Tawnej Evans, O'Dell and Steele.
Tiie conferenee then adjourned, subject
to Wit oall of the chair.
HOUSE .SET ON FIRE.
blaster Torn Off the Walls and
l'npcr Stuffed In.
An incendiary, eitner for mischief or
revenge, feet fire to the "vacant house, ul
No. 981 Pbtreetnorthwebt.yebWday after
noon, and it was only because the blaie
was promptly discovered that a serious
conflagration did not result. The house is
owned bj a Mr. Hill, who resides on
Bom tec-nth street extended.
Mi. Fred. C. DennNMi, ot No. 927 V
sheet, saw smoke coming from the build
in; lout 5 o'clock, and promptly turned
in hi. alarm. When the firemen entered
tlie lwuse they discovered that the planter
had been torn off in feeicral places and
the lnlhs filled in with pupet, which lu-d
lee.i set on fire in tavo or three rooms
The damage amounted to about $25
Preferred the Reform School.
Jersey Cuv, N- J., Dee. 11.- John Mona
Itan. eleven yei,rs old, who haB served -ev-eral
terms of imnrisonment. stood in the
dock oi the first criminal court yesterdaj
and declared that he would rather go to
the Reform School than be sent home. His
mother pleaded so hard, however, that
when Justice Potts paroled him he Went
home. He was arrested wiih LoJib and
Joseph Angei on several ohargesot enter
itis and larceny, and is a member of
the Jersey Cilj "relay" band of youthful
More Trouble for Mansfield.
Philadelphia .Dec H.-JohnMetj'ger.w ho
yesterday had RicSiardM.msneld, the actor,
arrested Tor alleged assault, began a
clwilartim this afternoon in common plea
court to rcrovc: $2,500 damages from Mr
Mansficldon the same charjie.
ImportJitit Tyievrlfer 1'atent.
The United State? Patent Office, on
November SO, J8fl7, imbued to the Smith
Premier Typewriter Company patent No.
504,708, which will be far-ieaching in
lib effect upon the typewriter industry, con
trolling as it docs a principal feature of
the modern tjpewriter-
DEULAH FATES' SENTENCE.
Twenty Yen is. nt Ilurcl Labor for
Killing: Jerome Kerii. ,
Cedar Falls, Jowa, Dec. 11. Delilah
Tales and William Kern, self-confessed
murderers of Jerome Kern, were bro lght
Into court at Wuvcrly this morning to -e-ceive
sentence. The girl was utterly pros
trated. Her sobs filled the courtroom, and
many in the immense crowd wept with
Her attorne v reviewed hercoiifessioii, end
spoke of the terrible treatment she had
received at the hands of Jerome Kern.
Judge Clyde sentenced the girl to twuiwj
yeaM at hard labor in theStatepenitentiary.
Miss Tales swooned and had to be carried
from the courtroom
Kern was given twelve years in the
penitentiary. During the entire trying
weiie young Kern sat unmoved.
DEFAULTING OFFICER ARRESTED
"Will Be Tnlsen Buck to Grccl.-y
New York, Dec. 11. Eugene F. Cusu
man, a fore-man in the street cleaning de
partment, was locked up today on rcqiiM
tion papers, issued by the governor of
Nebraska, charging him with embezzle
ment when he was treasurer ot Greek j
He btayed around Greeley for two or
three months after the new treasurer In d
taken office, and t hen quietly dlnapppe.it ed.
When his accounts weie overhauled, it
was found that the cash was $30,000
hort. They tound that he had gone
East, and finally some one recognised
him In Co!. Waring' foreman. He will
be taken back to Nebraska.
UNITY TO BE RESTORED
Ancient Order of Hibernians
Bishop MeFatil Announce Hi Dr-
eihion nt Arblti-ntor Betveeu
tiie Two Factions.
Tienton, N. J., Dec. 11. Late this after
noon Right Rev. Bishop MeFaul, arbitrator
between the rival organizations of ihe
Ancient Order of Hibernians, unno'iuced
to the members of the joint committee his
decision und a plan of reorgnnl7ation to
carry It Into cfiect. Bishop McFuul j'iet
the irembers of the committse at 2 o'clock
and the conference lasted till after 5
o'clock, when "he committee signed the
decision and pl.ui The plan of reorin
ization was amended by the conference and
will bo printed and distributed within a
The committeemen present at the con
ference were I. J. O'Connor, national
president; Maurice V alker, and John P.
Murphv national directors; James 0S il
llvan, national secretary, and Rev. B. F.
McLaughlin, representing the Ancient Or
der of Hibernians ot Amerlcu.and Rev K.
S. Phillips, national delegate; E. It. Hiyes,
national secretary; John 1. Quinnan. Joseph
McLaughlin. Miles McFjrtland, and James
H. Murphy, -eprcseutlng the Ancient Order
of Hibernians of the United States ot Amer
icn. in affiliation with the Board of Lriu
The organization Bplit In 183?, the chief
difference belween ttir two factions being
as to whether the organization should be
subordinate to the organization In Ireland,
and whether the privilege of membership
should extend to those ot Tribh descent
through one parent or only to per-ons of
Irish descent through lwtb. parents.
The plan of reorganization provides that
all the divisions now composing the minor
organizations of the American branch, und
of the BoaM of Erin. Bhall remain undis
turbed as now orgauled, and shall com
prise the units of the re-unlted organi7a
tion of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Where there are two State organizations in
eJwistencc, they are to be supported by a
single one, to be organized by delegates
from the new county boards.
After the State boards are reorganized a
nalioi.al convention is to bo called by
Bishop McFaul.and a single nation il organ
ization formed to succeed tun two prebent
The convention will be h?ld In June or
July of next year.
STARMNG MM Til. SIX CHILDREN
Cuban "Woman Who-e Ilushuiitl I
Fiyhtins: in the Patriot Army.
New lork, Dec. 11. The case t a
destitute Cuban woman, Rosano Lorenz,
with six bt)iring children, was jesterday
brought to the attention of Prof. Emilio
Agramot!, president ot the Marti Roma,
a home ot charity for Cubans who bae
become destitute through the prebent vv.ir.
The woman's husband is said to be fight
ing for the Independence ot his country.
Prof. Agramonte said this morning:
"Tneiearca great many destitute Cubans
in this country. I know of many .vho
would siaive rather than have their des
perate situation be made public. For the
most iwitt thej are persons of refinement
who find themselves here penniless, al
though owning considerable property m
AVENGED 11VHBII BROTHER.
Xegrr Killed for Assaulting a
New London, Mb., Dec. 11. Ed. Under
wood, a negro ex-convict, went to the
home of a German family mined Pabbt,
living .ibout five miles north of this
place, last night, and at the point ot a
pistol compelled Mrs. Pabst to ic her
husband, after which he assaulted the
This morning the negro left the house,
but after a while returned, when he was
met by v brother ot Mrs. Pabst, who 6hot
and killed him. The coroner decid-d the
killing was justifiable.
Jnil Delivery Feaied.
San ALtomo, Texas, Die 11. Advices re
ceived here tnls evening from Long View
state that it is believed that an attempt
will be made to rescue from jail W. J
Knlgl.t, charged with the robbery of the
Long View Bank and killing of
one ot the ofriciuls. The local military
company at Long View lb guarding the
jail. Thore are a large number of sus
picious characters In town who are believed
to be friends of the prisoner.
Getting Rid of n Negro Hiisbnud.
Kingston, N. Y"., Dee 1L A motion was
made before Justice 'Chase at CatskiU
today, to annul the marriage of Katie
-Cum to Hcui.v Mondore, a negro who ab
ducted her at Grand Gorge, and took h;r to
Tea Neck, N. J. Justice Chase ieeer-cd
his decision. Mondore has been Indicted
for abdu'tion and ib awaiting trial otD'l.li,
Sltjar-flE?58 -' - s.-
Tin; Ambassador to
Does Not Think tlie Senate Will
Ratify the Treaty.
ANNEXATION BY RESOLUTION
Believe the President'.- Course Re
minding: Cuba M'ill Be Ultimately
Appioved Has Hopes That Some
Currency Legislation M'ill Be En
acted Troubled Mith Inflnenz.il.
New York. Dec. 11. Senator Mark A.
Hanna of Ohio, who came here jesterday
and was taken 111 at the AHoria-Waldoif,
was much improved today. After eating
breakfast this morning he chatted with Lis
"I have the influenza," said the Sein
tor, "and not bronchial trouble. I nave
lost flesh, but that 1 could well spare."
One phjsicinu told him that he was not
out of danger, because an abscess might
form In his head. This information, how
ever, did not depress the Ohioan, for he
talked informally about proposed lcgibU
tion at Washington.
"I hardly think," he said, "that tho
senate will ratify the Hawaiian treaty
of .innervation, because I hear that two
thirds of the members will not vote for
it. Fe.Kmallv. I do not know bow many
Senators aro opposed to the treaty. Ha
waii, 1 iH'lie-ve, will be annexed by a joint
resolution ot both houses."
Bis attention was called to the fact tint
Senator Hoar had presented a petition from
21,000 native Hawaiian who opposed an
nexation. "STes. I suppos" the natives are oprved
to it," he replied-
"What do you think of the President's
message in regard to Cuba?'
"The situation has changed greatly in
Cuba, and J believe the President's o ir-e
will be- approved. It lb true that atrocities
are committed in Cuba, but the Cubans
and Spaniards arc equally guilty. They
fight and Indulge In crueltieson both sides
T suppose that the Administration, through
the State Department, is kept informed
thoroughly ubout what Is taking place on
the island. Naturally, their channels of in
formation are better than mine.''
As to curiency reform legislation, the
Senaior declared tliat he was hopeful that
something would be done.
"I believe that some kind of currency
legislation will be put through,'' he said
In conclusion, "but just what kind I can
not say. The bill i- to be Introduced -n Mte
House, I think. I know many believe that
no curiency legislation is possible, but I
differ fiorn this opinion ''
PAID IN PART.
Employes, of the Belt Line Do Not
Draw All Their salary.
The employes of the Belt Line Railway
Company -were paid off vesterday for
the work they have done during the past
two weeks, but they were not paid in
full. As announced in Tlie Times yes
terday, the men were told that the y
would only receive one fourth of the
amount due them, and those that signed
for wages only signed for and received
that amount. Some of ihe men received
thilr money, while others refused to ac
cept the small amounts that were of
The company states that each man will
be paid in full just as soon as the court
decides In (avor of the road. In the .mean
time the men aie working as usual, await
ing development-!, but n number of them
have to usdergo numerous, hardships to do
so and are in distress.
PRICE FOR DIGGING COAL.
Miner, nnd Operators to Fix It in
Pittsburg, Dec. 11.-The coal miners and
operatoi- of the Tittsburg district isbued
a call today for a joint convention, to be
held on Monday, December 20. This con
vention w ill agree upon a price per ton
for digging coal after January 1.
In a separate circular the miners' of
ficials vay it lb their object to bring about
an Inter State joint convention at Colum
bus, and they ask that delegates come to
the convention, to be held on the 20th In
stant, Instructed on machine mining, driv
ere' and day-laborers' wages, dead work
tcale. differential between thick and thin
vein mining and differential between the
Plttsbuig and Ohio districts.
1VT BUSINESS COI.LEGE-Sth and K.
I None better, $25 a year; day or night.
COL. HAY ON THE NILE.
the Sphinx: "Did y:uezcr r ad
JOHNSON TO BE EXTIiAHlTEO.
Assiiinnces Given That He M'ill Not
Be Lynched in Missouri.
Helena, Mont., Dec. 11, -Gov. Sprlgscs.
ot Montana, this afternoon 'honored the
requisition of Gov. Stephen, of MIssjirl,
for the colored man JohnHi, wanted in
Saline county for kidnaping the daughter
of Dr. Neal, a prominent ciUzcn.
The gtvemorhas been inconstantrcjipt
of telegiams from ministers and oth-r- n
Mfssouii, to the effect that Johnson van
not guill and the whole matter was a
trick U get him back for the purpose of
lynching. The governor would not honor
the requisition until assured by Gov.
Stephens, ol Missouri, and the Sheriff of
Saline ecunty that Johnson would not V
The matter ib not ended jet, as Jjin-in
lias gone before a justice of the peace and"
pleaded guiltj to a pettj crime and bem
benteneco to thiity days in the county Jail.
The question arin's whether he can lie
taken liack to Missouri until he serei his
Veteran 0' Grady Perhaps Fatally
Hurt on the jlelropoliian Line.
Thought to Be an. Inmate of the
Soldiers' Hoin? Motm'mair Ar
An old soldier, whose .name la supposed
to bo O'Grady, was struck by an electric
car en the Metropolitan line, near Second
street and Indiana avenue, shortly berore
G o'clock last night, and now Ilea at the
Emergency Hospital, iu an unconscious con
dition. His injuries are serious, It Lot
Little could be learned ot the man last
night, and ha is not knovvn to have any
relatives In this city, and has been liv
ing at the Soldiers' Home. The man had
evidently been drinking, and had sraned
to walk through the inclosure which ex
tends from Tirst to Third treet, and is
used only by the east-bound cars ot the
electric road. The place is inclosed by
a low wire fence, aud why O'Grady chose
to walk upon the track Instead ot -m the
sidewalk or In the public btreet is nly
accounted for by the fact that he was
He was walking west near Second street
when car No. Z'AI, In charge of Motorman
OHie J. Woodson and Conductor Austin,
came down the track. The headlight vya
ablaze, as It was rapidly getting dark.anJ
the motorman seeing O'Grady ahead, rang
his bell loudly. O'Grady seemed to be
conscious of the fact that the car avms
corning upon him, but made no attempt
to get out or Its wayj
The motorman continued to sound the
warning until within a lew feet of the old
soldier when, seeing that the man made
no etfort to clear the track, he applied the
breaks, but it was then too late. The
tracks Were slippery, and there is a heavy
grade at tills point and the fender struck
the old man with considerab'c force, 'brow
ing him some distance. The oar was stop
ped, and when O'Grady was picked up ho
was unconscious and bleeding from many
At the Emergency Hospital it was foun 1
that he was suffering from severe con
cussion of the brain and had sustained
a compound fracture of the nose, and
many cuts and bruises necessitating seven
teen stitches. Theerfoihf of Che physicians
failed tc revive him and-he was tent to a
There was nothing about1 the man to
identiCy him, except the name O'Giady,
upon his laundry. His clothing is the same
as that worn at the Soldier's Home and it
wac learned last night that lie was. an in
mate ot that institution.
Prescient Wco.er and Secretary Cole
man called at the huspttaj labt night and
volunteered their servicea tq aid the in
jured n an and In estafihehtrig hia identity
POSTPONED HER BURIAL. "
Prone ur.ced Dead, Biit Regained
Middleport, N. 1'., Dec. 11. Mrs. Tlobert
Brew, said to be the lichqst worn in in
Niagara county, was burled here this morn
ing at 11 o'clock. .Mrs. "Vfcew wis pro
nounced dead last Sanday,,but during the
preparations Tor the funeral she recovered
consciousness and lasted tventy-fo'ir hours-
It was thought she might again revive,
and the funeral vyas35ilaycd until today.
Much interest was nmidfefited In the eae
by .the .physicians hereabouts.
Germany's Inconje From Lotteries.
Berlin, Pec 11; The magnitude of tlie
profitt of Germany's rive state lotteries
makes tlie anti-gair.blers despair of mc
csn in their demands forthe.r suppression.
The tax on each ticketsold will produce. In
1S98, more than 10,250 000 marks, and
thf private lotteries wllllrtdseveral millions
more. Prussia receive, ten mllliaiib an
nually from this Eource.
'Liltlc Breeches?' "
SPANISH AGAEN DEFEATED
Hani Battle Fought hy the Pa
triots In Uavaua Province.
COLONEL MARTINEZ KILLED
M'hen His Soldiers Saw Htm Fall
They Fled in M'lld Disorder
Town of Gn.inlo in Snminso de
Cuba Province Ran-acked by
the Ii MirKeuts.
Bt.Yu.na, Dec. 11, via Key West, Bee.
11 A hard battle took place josterduy
afternoon In Havana province. It was a
Severe Spanish defeat. The losses of the
patriot were less than those of the Span
lards. Tvvo dajs ago. Gen. Gonzales Parrado
left Havana fox Batabatio, with a column
of 2,500 men. He combined with 2,000
men under Gen.Valderraina, togivebattl2
to the hiMii gents near Caiman , a few miles ,
from Tapata. He met some -PjO insurgents
who stubbornly resisted his strong cola nn
and compelled him to retire.
Gen "Valdcrama, three miles from there
at El Kctiro, attaikcd an insurgent i.-imp
defended by only 200 men, but they
were well fortified, and in less than half
an hour they killed the Spanish colonel,
Eladio Martinez., the Spanish captain, Don
Rogelio Garcia, and over fifty soldiers.
Col. Martinez fell after an unsuc-cs-if ji
attempt of the Spanish left wing, which
he commanded, to carrythe Cuban ?o -.ition
by a bayonet charge.
His soldiers became demoralized and be
gan to retreat. He took the front in per
son to lead the charge, but after a few
steps forward he was struck by a bullet
In the head. The fire of the Instir rents
was deadly and when the Spanish toldlrs
saw the fate of their colonel, they look
to their heels, leaving the right wing, com
manded by Gen. Vaiderrama, behind them.
News has aust been received that th3
town of Guiiiio, m the district ot Man
zanillo, Santiago de Cuba province, fas
been ransacked by the Insurgents, who
burned all the government buildings and
killed 100 Spuush soldiers.
Gen. Klus Kit era embarked jesterday for
Spain, pardoned by the queen.
PARDONED BY BLANCO.
Two Hundred Cubans, Set Free,
Join the Patriot Army.
Santiago d Culia, Dec. 5. Two hundr.el
Cuban1 pardoned by Gen. Blanco, who nad
been-imprlsoned here in the Tortress, f rind
themselves -free on December 2. Thej
jolnea the army of the patriots. Spaniards
here critii Ice Gen. Blanco severely for turn
nig the n en loose, and favor tlie policy
pursued by Weyler.
Special advices from Bayamo say that
tie town is besieged by the insurgents of
Gens. Garcia and Kabi. Gun. Pando, from
ManzaniUo, has tried to reduce Baynino. He
started with a column of 1,000 mn, 'intbe
foie covering half thejlistancc he had to
return to ManzaniUo for re-enforcemnts.
1 he Cubans were so well fortified dong
the road that Pando declared he was omg
to certain death i f hecoatinued hland ra nee.
It is said now that he has again Karted
with 7,000 men.
"John lines" to Be Produced.
Berlin, Dec 11 -Suderiiiann's play,
"Johannes, '" is to be produced. After
the censot declined lu Jul- last to allow
it to be performed li?re. it was siibmittid
to the president of the province of Brandu
buig, the minister of the interior and the
mti.fster of public works. Finally 'he
onmr-cl'Mit Kuimt stepped in. struck out
thre insignificant passages, and the much
judged play will be produced at th.
Dc-i.t-cucs Theater in January.
Strike of the Ennllsh Engineers.
London, Dec. 11 -The balloting of Je
engineers to decide -whether they Will ac
cept the proposals of the employers will
clese tomoiiow. It is already known ih t
the terms proposed by the masters hare
beei. rejected. Practically all the votes
ate hostile, but in many districts one third
ol the engineers did not vute. The twen'y
tlnrd dlsDurfemcnt or strike pay took
piace today, 82,000 men receiving a sum
Do you know that ycra can have
The lornin:. Evening and Sand ly
Times the only COMPLETE news
paper published in M'ashinijtoii
sprved to you by carrier for fiftj
51 RS. ATeKINLEr BARELY ALLVE.
Physician Expects Her Death in
the Early Morning Hour..
Cantor., Ohio. Dec. 11. -At 10:30o'c!ock
Mrs. McKiuley is lower than she has been
a; auj other time. The doctor left the
nous at 10:50 with the announcement
that the patient wao barely alive.
Respiration was present at tljat hour,
higher than he ever berore round it, he
There is a remote possibility ot her
Hvlm. Into Sunday, but not of Surviving
thy da j, but he expects death at oarty
hours of the morning
At loiclock word came to waiting je
portersthat the patient was vcrv low
and" minting inpldly.
PRISONER'S AM'FITL L13AP.
J tun ped From a Train While on a
Trestle ICO Feet nfoh.
Joplln, Mo., Dec. 11 A r risouer's reck
less leap from a fljing "Frisco train win
dow Pas placed Marshal Morgan ina ftueer
dilcmira- Morgan does-not know whether
the prisoner, Chailes Allen Clark met
death or made his escape. Clark re
cently InoLe out of tre penitentiary at
Little Rock, Ark. Morgan was taking
him lack to Arkansas-
While the m.antlial was standing by,
revolver in houid, Clark threw himself
thiougli the toilet-room window toOar.
At the time the tram was crossing a trestle
in the Boton Mountains. Clark's hat
was found on an embankment near the
trestle, which is 1C5 icct high, but Clark
has not vet been found.
DREYFUS MADE AN OFFER
Asked Emperor William to Be Ad
mitted Into German Armv.
Kaiser Replied He Could Serve JHim
Better hy Hemniiiiin; in the
Paris, Bee. 11 The Intransigeant?
Claims to give particuhirs of the docu
iiiei.ts on which Dreyfus, condemned to
life imprisonment for selling French mili
tarj sjcrcts to a foreign government, was
convicted. The paper says tbnt owing to
lu- aiiti Semite -campaign Iircyfnb-dt
cided to resign Ills commission as captain In
the French army and to offerTuh iervices
to Emperor William.
He wiote to the Emperor, asking tovbe
adult ted into the German army, and the
r.mpeior replied through the German fin
ba&svat Pan, saj-in; it would be jirviar
ablc for Dreyfus to ser Germany in ihe
post he then occupied. He would be re
garded as a Gorman officer on a mission
lu France, ami In tlie event of war he
Avcju'd take in the Gorman armx rank simi
lar t that formerly Leld by Iilm in the
Fiench armj. This propotSitlou -was ac
The Intra tisigennt adds that it learns
that before Dreyfus was arrested cigiit
letters were stolen from the Ge-nian
embassy. Count Von Minister, the German ,
ambassador, demanded of M. Dupiiy, who
was then prime- minister, the immediate
restoration of tlie letter, ttircaicmti:r hat
it the were not returned he (the ain
basjpdor) would leave France in tw.-ntj--four
The letters were returned, but bfn-e
the were sent back thej' were pruijo
graphed. It was these photographs Miat
wore submitted to the court-martial, winch
condemned Dreyfus. Seven of the letters
emanated from Dreyfus and the eighth
from Emperor William.
THREE CUBAN COMMISSIONS.
Are to Investigate Yullow
Fever on the Island.
New Orleans, Dec 11. If Congress au
thorizes the President to send a yellow
fever commission to Cuba to stud' he
di-ease as recommended bj- the American
Health Association, and approved by .he
riesldent ii. his message, there will lie
tin ue sepaiate and Independent American
commissions in Cuba this winter, all car
rjlng on the same investigation.
The Marine Hospital Serv ice has already
atianged to send a commission there, a.u-1
It will leave l'ir Havana in a few day.
The State of AH-sissippi will ulo -send a
jc'How fever coinniP-sInn. Gov. McLaurin
created suoh a commission jesterday witn
the consent ot Drs. Haralson, Grant i ir
nell, and three ether phj"-icians.
They will go to Havana, .Alatanzna, and
otner Cuban iiorts. The commission is w
rejiort the result of its invcstigntioii to
the Mi-sissiiipi State board of health.
anthrax: among tanners.
The Preud Disease Contracted From
Hides From China.
Altcona, Pa., Dec. 11 Lewis Schlai
eushitc, ol Proctor, Lycomiug county, is
lv'ng ill with the dread and loathsim.c-di-ease
antluax. It is now certain that
the disease is contracted from hides tbnt
come from China.
The natioral authorities have taken
the mottei in handandare taking men vires
to kill the di-er.e genu before the Chinese
hides aie allowed in the country.
Prince Bismarck- M'heelchalr.
Berlin, Dec. 11. Prince BismnicU's eu?r
j,etic nature has -.uffered the martyrdom
of confinement in one room for weeks at
a stretch, owing to hi- swollen legs.
He is now happy in tho po-sessiop f a
wheel-chair, wherein he roves from room
to room, joining his familj at meal-, and
In the sittmg-rooin. It w.os in this way
that he was enabled to. entertain Prince
Henry at luncheon ca Wellncsdsj. Though
stilctly dieted, he retains his appetre
unimpaitcd and his customary high -.pints.
Jnpnu M'ill Not Object.
Herlii', Dec. ll.-The Tagebhitt says
that Japan has declared that she will not
object to the German occupation of Kino
Cho-i provided that the tt-rritory annexed
does not exceed a zone 100 miles In ox
tent. Jude Commits Suicide.
Paris, Dec. 11. M. Kemplcr, the Midge
d'lnstruction. assumed to investigate 'lie
Panama Canal scandals, jumped (ruin a
window in the- Palais de Justice todaj-,
and was killed.
MILLER WHS THE fiAGE
Rice Conies in Second, With
Schiimeer a Close Third.
CHICAGOAN'S GREAT RIDIJta
Had Only El:ht Hoars of Sleep, in
the Six Day. -Finished the Jour
ney, as, if He Hud-Been Travullwr
il .Hew Hours Scenes, of MihA
Miller, 2,003 miles 4 lap-..
RIee. 2.02K miles 1 lap.
Schiimeer. ir,S07- miles 4
Hale, i,J20 miles 2 laps.
M'uller. 1.SS3 miles l lap.
Pierce, l.b2S miles.
Gelilc-ii, 1,778 mile-.
Gannon, l,7r.O miles O lrtr
Eiuerumi), 1,738 railed 7 laps
Elites, l,HfiO mile.s 7 ton..
Kinz, 2,(116 miles S laps.
Jitliu-, 1.O03 miles 3 laps.
Beacon, 1,350 mile- 8 laps.
Johnson. 1,275) miles 4 laps.
Groy, 1,22!) mile's.
New York, Bee. 11. A'ter six da"- .f
phenomenal riding, Charle Miller, of ' tu
capo wmb the big bicycle rac la the Moili-so-i
Squ-tro Garden 'uHiuht- In the ,.ree- '
wi. of fully 1 0.000 wildly enih ui -tio
pe?om- lie anJsiwd the journey an if ne
had onlj been tra-veJliig tor a few uo irs.
He bud been- cleanly shaved la th .iMrn
in. and in the afternoon appeared in a
new costume, so that he showed ,wi n
ofclly in.- signs of his lerrtWe erdeal-
Smte he first mounted bis wheel L -t
Suadaj night he had enjoyed onlj -ij:ht
hoers of sleep and had been ofr tb ru k
a total of nine hours and fortjF-flve uin
utes. In his qnartent thfat afternoon Miher
dcelartd that he felt the need of '-leep
on! at about 4 o'clock each morning tie
cuiild have witlnlrawn from the Iraek for
at leasi three consecutive hours f test
at an j time during the day and still have
He decided, however, to playthings more
safely. Accordingly wlwa ctayligSti bega"!
to .stream through the garden wtwttomy
ttei aoiniftgr. the woHdarful Cbkagmn
iKjgan a new system. In-tead of pW-ir
dmg along- at the sieaclvgalCmaiHe-imed
all tlie week, he resorted to terrific birt
of speed, in which be Jim tied away from
all tlie other riders. Then ai Inttsrvl- he
disu ounted for short rests, while Rn-e,
hi, nearest rital, sprinted and game! a
few ndicts oa him, after which Miller
cranio on again for mere fa, work.
Ik waB plain that he did not wont to
l"t Rice co.ne too near, and also that ae
was B-Jons to make as nwy mile- as
nomtrfe without runniRK a te3f break
in; ck wn. Later in tht hty, he let up
in his speed, thereby savmg kte dtrengih
for a final burst ihl-i evening.
At 8 5S o'clock th morning Mdlr
prcd the 2,000-mlle mark. Aecni.ug
to the existing figures, he was then 253
miles :.head of Hale's record for th 1 2
hen rs and 32 minutes. His average from
the start had been fifteen ami on ialf
m'lcs s.i hoar, and he was then riding o
stronglj that he was looked Hpon a. . n
almost sure winner, barring accideaSs.
Miller continued his wonder-- .Idlgr
wltttout a let op. and when the 130t'i roar
had p&s3d he was said to be 25s mi -a
ahrad of Dale's record. When te w -nt
his rmarteri at G o'clock tonight be Jiiii;!
a little probably because his auklos had
been -trained. But otherwise he was -n -e-ariably
good condition. The resorts ti .t
he h as oar of his mind derro5 the mg'it
an.ud hltn greatly.
"Ih, I lock like a crasy maar he said,
iHiigl Inglj-. "Why, I frel Me a ftghtioc
oock. lve won this race, ad I'm proud
of it. It has been a strain. I'll admit,
bujtfcat has not bothered me much. Tha
sto-rles tliat I've been out ot my heai
ha .'e been conoooted. I am going to finish
so sftiiig tonight tlmt evjryfeoly will le
ConvnCid tliat I am perfectly fane."
Mi.e resteil in his quarters until shortly
aft a o'clock.
Lice- and PcWnner were off. too, .iml
during the Interval the great frowd nal
attfiitHJii to the other plucky riders- Rk-
gbve up all t.pe of securing' better thai
second place this morning-
Th cnwd began to grow impatient it
oVtck toii'ght. for the reason that tt,.i
leaders. Miller, RIee and Scfcinneer Were
no" or. the track. It wm som learned that,
they had inaugurated a strike, so to speas.
Somebody had tohl them tliat Hale re
ceived $300 extra last year to rld ! r
injr the last two hours, and they wanl
to b similarly remunerated- Tlie men wre
o-dered by their trainers to renuiu m
thei. quarters vvhite negotiations
The matter was In some wy adjiKMi,
and at 9:3o Miller, Ria- and Schmueer
ex. me out on the Crack aud the ajw,l
bnjke into terrific cheers. Thej did nob
get on their wheels immediately, but "oR;
scat-, at the finish mark. Anna Held then
dels, eted nu oration, in which he iim
gtatulated the various i-uoteatant, and
there v. as more enthusiasm.
Miller was finally Induced to ride two
miles, paced by a tandem. He wore a
flaring rod costume and up in around the
track amid a wild scene. He seemed to
be in splendid trim, and when hia time
was announced thre waa a perfect eyctoue
Tlven Rice mounted his wheel and rodo
slowly around the oval. Th crowd
screaii.ed and shrieked In wild approval oC
the Wllkesbarre boy. Women waved tliejr
hamU erchlefs and nn renehetl orer urn
edges of the track In vain attempts to pas
him on the back.
Schluneer came next and recelveil a
similar ovation. The bnnd playeil martini
music and the c-ntlinsiam knew Hobo'iiuH.
The other riders, infused with nw life,
lit stlcd aroTtml the track-, and when lu 15
o'c-.oc wa pointed by the hands if the
official clock, tlie great race was ndd.
Hale aid Miller looked arms and began
to walk lieund the track. A man ful
lowed. carrying .1 big wreUn, wliile W3
band plnved "Hnll to the Chief." Tho
scene was Indescribable, 'tlie crowd on
the floor space mailed uiouud madly la
order to see and to cheer the tvvu hcroj3,
l while thousands in the seats raised a
storm or cheers. Hale and Miller bowed
and smiled their acknowledgments as they
completed the circuit.
Theiij wer cries then of "Rice, Rice,
Rice," and when the Wllkesbarre boy
walked around the truck there was another
outburst. Sehlnueer and the other ridera
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