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WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER
LABOB HER IS COUNCIL
American Federation of Labor
Convenes at Nashville.
100 DELEGATES ARE PRESENT
AihihhI Report o President Gompers
Js Received "Willi Enthusiastic Ap
plaHse MuiiyThousund New Mem
liarhllHTu Been Added During the
yum Sound Financial Condition.
3arrMe. Tom., Dec- 14. When Presi
dK GetatHK. called the seventee.it n ui
Msl 0OMvetfcu of the American Federa
tion f Labor to order today. In the IwH
aCltee faoote of nftrcawtUiUvce, there were
prMH. wove than 100 delegates a win-any
vtattorc- Tlie IwH was deouratod with
tte flag of different nations-
"H'tltUre. A Unison, former iiresidcnt of
itt iHternaMonal Typographic! Onion, ex
totaed cordial wme to the delegates.
Iresidett Gomnere, 1m We address, de
MCNtMced Ute convict latior system, and
saM tm , wai gratiiyiug to Iwte tl,:jt
tibe tee people of our country are tx
tendhig the baud of friendship to the
tuned labor t-t izHUis lions. Two dele
gatus, Havttock WHmii. of London, of .he
Mea" organization, and member of the
BritM. PaiteMiHfirt from MSddieslkiroactt.
awn Edward Harford, of Loudon, the
railway employ ' organization, were ni
trodoced. "Another ptomfcMNil vttttor is Mr. rar
dea. at France, wttti is here for tlie pur
jmk of oUainiug atatwtics relative to in
Oawrtes of the United States.
Theodore Ferry, of Naahvnic, was ap-potat-ed
astdstaut secretary, after which
fJueattnual report of President Gumper was
TrokmsedappUur-e fallowed the conclusion
0C Ote report and the convention adjourned
Upon reasetnlJlinR tle reports .if tlie
socreiary, treasurer, ud auditing commit tee
were read, aud comnifctees were appointed.
OTn? ecretary rPort showed t bat I he
tactease of luemberehlp during the past
year is 34.2S0-
Tle stealer portion of this increase
KCWred during the past four wroths
Two aw.dred and aetenteen charters wire
fwaed to national, State, local and Federal
labor wMHi. Over BOO applications for
mm bae been forwarded by organizers
to the dilfetcnt affttiaied uational wiiim.
filie teaarer'fc report showed a balance
of eveml thousand dollars on hand.
Te matter of lelectioa of the next plare
of meeting i alrciay excitiuR imer?n.
KaJWfaf fy leading candidate.
VAN WYOK TAKKS THE CLVT1I.
Svmra in ifaj'or of Givaler
t New York.
XcwTork.l'ec. IS RotrtA Yati"yek
tool; Obeoart of office a mayor frf Greater
,New York tM afternoou before Chief Jusr
ttoe CTtsximmoofc, of the city court. The
nUtc wcrecy wafi orved, and it did
nwt beoome known that the mayor-elect
11 token the oath of office until after 2
etect. wa-'Hiedln tin- cooBtyciefS'srrice.
The oatti a follows:
I, Rohwt A. Van "Wyck, tnayor-elect of
"Jtew York, do oIentniy swear that 1 will
tBfmort the Coiisiitutiou of the United
tSWts and the ooueUtuiiou of the State of
; York, and 1 -Rill farthfully diicharre
tbe dotie of the office of mayor of the
oUvof New York, ac-coraing to the beto
1 do further solemnly pwear that I have
Met directly r kMiireeUy paid, offered or
pemutoed to pay, ootiirltnited or offered or
rouitaei to cxju tribute an y money or otlier
ttnabie thiupt as a coiibideration or re
wvrt Utr the givine or withholding a vole
at Ute election at .tea 1 Max elected to
fcMl office, and have not made any promise
to tufiaence the pivitig or wlthhohiiug
eay uoch vote.
K0BERT . "AN "WYCK.
Tlie tuayor-idect w:,i im perion to the
oevnty olerk, office to file his oath. A
oufy ill Je filed in tin mayor's of fiiM; later.
Twn IX'troyed by T'ire.
DaMftt, Texa. 33cO- 13. The town of
Boyd. Texas, m the Pan Handle country,
wan aitnoM. totally dvmroved by fire today.
Tt fire wa ua rult of boys moking
OF ill ITEIS
Tremendous Flood of Buyers
The Fiit-t Day of the Stupendous
jjRle Caused a Ileirulur Cataract
of Bayers, Thai Almost Swamped
the Bis: Double Store and Annex,
44X5-4.1T Seventh St.
Tiwre are evidently many people In
"VVtMnt:t who read The Times.
TiM announcement that the great pro
videre tid lit yrtMerday's pajicr caused
fetMrtlittf: nfe dts.
All day king the big double store ws
so thronged that the people could scarce !y
gel waited on.
"Washitigtouiaiis have learned tliat wlien
tlw fwu jMoviders ieak their words are
worth tteteulog to.
Wiie but toe great lwevidefs ooald pre
IMire ich a Met of uimpiiroaolwbie valu-;s
as they announce for tins week?
Tbej d-ote thetoselvee to the iieople and
tlie iieople's eed., and this week, more
ttotiM wr. the iesiiie can iront by their
iTImmhmmI of tart ef a! articles are of f cwd
Sm salt) that would ohariH as gifu for the
BeattUol rwsfcws and fancy chairs, deke,
Tere is nothinc that is more truly apprc
ctetod than gifts of furniture, that arc
bxtfi oriMHnental awl artistic-, and in :uch
tlM big double store abounds.
Vary quaint and beautiful are many of
the Clangs, altliough the cost ie surpris
And Ull they offer the use of their
ininltalHe credit yrtm to all who wish
to nvJl thnvelves of It
Ernnk Libbey & Company,
Eixtb. ttreet and New York avenue.
WILY M1K OlMOSIIS J'OOTHALL.
Her Son "Wn 51 nil e an Invulfd by a
lllcw on the Iletid.
KKliiiHHid, Va., Dee. 1. Mrs. Virginia
JIorgaL IfoliiiiKjn.oii'or thetii06tpromfin'it
women in the city, who ha a son now
an invalhl.a- the result of Injuries suutui'uad
on thr Unl'crityof Virginia football te.i-.u,
appeared before tlie -cnate committee- on
peneral laws when the anti-fuotbuUblllcaniJ
up today. She opposed this Kami;.
A report had been circulated throuho it,
Virelnia. Me was sorry to sny, that her rou
was. injured by over-exercise. She desired
to deny this. Her .son said he received he
blow on tlie head. Her t-ou was devoted to
tlie univerMty and its students, auil ,e
fi nj1 Jo tell wlto pave the blow. The Tomip
uiau,bhsail,i8 &uilan JidvocateoffooUinll.
Fontlmll Plnj-er 131 es of Injury.
Akron. Ohio, Dec. 13. Frank Hunt, the
nine-year-old .sou of Mr- and Mrb. AViI'.lam
II. Hunt, or this city, died today frombr lu
fever. We iesultof injuries sustained -ville
playing foolljall Thursday.
BIG SUN SPOT NOW VISIBLE
Caii Be Seen in Clear Weather
Through Smoked Glass.
Estimated, to He 100,000 Miles in
Diameter Looks Likii n Ulnek,
Swirl inic ilus.
Xw Ywk, Dec. 13.0ne of the largest
mm anots oa record, but not the largest,
Is now t be teen by auyody wlw will
hold a piece of ginoked glass between
his eye and the sun. The spjt hn&
attained toadimneterestimated at 100,000
miles, mid the groat black shadow may
1 seen easily near tlie center of thetun'?
disc lwiy iicoplcfcHW It today, although
there weie s many clouds that tlie Kim
was obfeeuied for a large part ol" the day.
Then Is little- or no doubt that It may
lie seen for several days, In the tame
way, aiKl it Is highly probable that feiuall
telescopes will be able to see it for uiany
days to come.
Sotnethue the spats remain visible for
veral rotations of the miu, which are ac
ootuplUlied in at out twenty-five days each.
Tlie ipoih begin near the suu's poles and
make their way toward the equilateral
region. They tra'erne a region about cor
responding to that where the trade winds
are felt on the earth. They are never Mien
at the polehor at the equator. The great
fcpol now iMble ih near tlie equatorial line
Contrary to fjine prevalent notions, the
appearance of the preat .spots and large
number of the Jot should be Welcomed
rather than looked upon with trepidation by
tlie inhrbitnuU-of the earth, for they are
evidenci that the niybtertouh energies of the
mn are working full time and not bhirking.
and consequently that the earth may ex
pect reasonable temperature and weather
condition;?, int-tcad of the violent and de
tectable, or at leafct detected, uhsea-onablo
extremes from wliich we of the earth suffer
when the tun's energleh reduce their opera
tions to hblf power or thereabouts.
Prof. Garret P. Servisg. the ai-tronoiner,
who has had his eye on their outward and
visible njanifesitHtoiiB for a good while
In common with other astronomers, said
paid today that these upots are not erup
tions, like earthquakes. They are work
ings, of the bun's i.,ysterloHS force, Hk
nothing will which we arc familiar on
the earth, and whatever the working is
cannot be described. The big sjwt no-v
to be seen appears to the observer like a
hea-j black, terrible, swirling maf, Hir
rounded by shadows or penumbra, and it
is the diameter of tlie whole, the penumbra
included, that is estimated at 100,000
This spot, having been ofg.-adualgro .v'.h,
Mr. Serviss thought there wa little dj.ibt
that route effect of it had been felt on
the earth already, although he had heard
of none reported. The difficulty, he H!d,
was that we had not as yet sensitive enough
instruments to detect the effect or in
fluence of It. The only effects that nmr'it
yet be .noticed hero, he thought, were 'mag
netic or electric disturbances and the ap
pearance of the aurora borealis.
TENNESSEE'S EXTHA SESSION.
It "Will influence T.vo Senatorial
Nashville, Dec. 13. Gov. Taylor's pro.n
"se to Memphis that he will call an extra
session of the legislature precipitates a
fight lor the seat in the United States
Senate now held by T. B. Turley.
Mr. Turley was appointed on the death
of Senator Harris- The term for which
Mr- Harris was elected expires in JJ01.
A governor, three railroad commissioners
and a new legislature will b3 elected next
fall, and, as the legislature will have the
election of a successor to Senator Bate,
warm contests will be waged m every
county and Senatorial district In :he
nomination of candidates.
in view of his probable candidacy for
Senator apninst Bate, Gov. Taylor hesi
tated alxutf calling the extra session, as
itt action will have an important beari.ig
and he did not rtelre tu have hisdecision
aeoribed to -political Influence.
The eMra session will greatly simplify
thp situation as regards the Senatorial
fight. T. B. Tut ley has already announced
that he is a candidate Tor the short ter.n.
and there is but little if any doubt, that
Benton McMillan will announce himself
as sorm as the extra session is formally
However this contest nviy result, it will
leave ;. clean, open, clear-cut fight be
tween Senator Bate and Guv. Taylor a
year later, when Senator Bate's successor
will be chosen.
MOKE TROUBLE FOK MAGOWAN.
Tfis First "Wife Tries to Have the
Oklahoma Divorce Set Aside.
Trenton. N. J., Dec. 13. Ex-Mayor Frank
A.Magowan was a defendant lu the court
ofobnncery today In theproccedlngs brought
by his former wife to have the court fiet
as.de his Oklahoma divorce, obtained from
hei previous to his marriage to Mrs. Barnes.
Mrs. Magowan No. 1, in her testimony,
sakl she had agreed not to oppose her hus
band's applica lion uikii the representa'ion
that if the divorce were granted Mr- Ma
gownn could not murry again. She said
her husband had told hor that this step
was necessary in order that he might rid
himself of the Barnes family, who, he
sold, were blackmailing h'.ru. Tlie case
is still on-
Ocean City Lots at Auction
atSloansaui,tion rooms tomorrow t Wednes
day), nt4:15. Easytenns. Rarechanoefor
investment. America's coming health and
Doors, any s-lze, for $1.00- Best
workmanship. Inch and a halt thick.
COTTOI UEI TO CONFER
Planters' Convention Meets at
COMBINE MAYr BE EFFECTED
Growers ol tin Staple "Would Arouoc
u .Sentiment Favorable to Higher
l'rieejs Jlemih n "War on Ueurs
in the City Market !Nev York
New Yjprk, Uec. IS Members of the
Cottou Kxclmngc are allowing Interest
In the convention of cotton-growers, which
is to begin Its sessions in Atlanta tomor
row morning. The growers of cotton will
endeavor to arouse a sentiment In favor
of a combination to control the market
practically, and reconstruct radically the
present system of dealing in futures.
Members of the Cotton Exchange wre
not disposed to talk about the conven
tion, although inquiry revealed that the
broker, us a body, are doubtful of the
ability of the growers to Interfere pcr
iousiy -wiiii existing methods of market
ing the crop. '
The active spirit in favor of the pla-is
and pui poses of the growers is John T.
hobley, a member of the cotton exchange.
He said today that he was not able to
attend the convention, but had sent Jils
views to the delegates. Mr. Itobley Ins
submitted a definite plan of orgaul?aio3i.
He suggests a "Southern Cotton Planters'
Union," with Sl.000,000 capital, In shares
of So, so that farmers and others may be
ablr to subscribe. In out lining this plan
Mr. Rob toy says:
"Bj reason -of the large number of stock
holders scattered over every township and
u unty, in very cotton-growing State, eo i
trol of the sales or sufficient cottou to
equalize the visible supply would be se
cu'ed and thus prevent futures ohori.
"Ko producer would be limited in umounts
lip might wish handled. Many well-to do
fanner., realising that the company was
m a better posiilon to obtain a higher price,
might market their entire crop in this
way, and this feature alone would make
the company a teiror to the bears who
.-ell, habitually, thousands of hides of
sliort, and who do not own a bale nl the
lime, and have no intention of delivering
"I sny from personal knowledge and with
out fear of contradiction that, once elimin
ate the bear element in cotton, the creator
of aitificiai supply, and permit the opera
tion of natural wipply and demand, and
you have at once secured the object d-yred
and cotton will bring u fair and legiti
THACEVG ZAXOLl'S CHIMES.
His Fourth "WifoV Hody Exhumed
for Aiuilystiis as to Poisoning.
New York, Dec. 13. The body of Jennie
Suluner, the fourth wife or Charles
Zanoll, was taken from Us grave today, in
the presence of Deputy Assistant District
Attorney Van Wyck, Prof. Withraus, w1k
will make a chemical aimlysi to determine,
if possible, if the woman was polsjned;
George P. Biggs, pathological expert for
the State; Dr. Georpe Shrady, the State's
medical epert; Deputy Coroner O'Hanlon,
detectives aud life insurance representa
tives. The coffin was identified ny the under
taker aud his men, and -nas then taken to
the morgue unopened. There C. S. Dewey,
who embalmed the body, recognized it as
that of Jennie Suhmer.
Dr. Bicgs performed the autopsy, assisted
by Dr. O'Hanlon. When Dr Shrady was
asked to say whether the physicians had
come to any conclusion as to whether the
woman had been poisoned or not.heref used
positively to answei the question.
Prof. Withaus will begin his analysis at
once- "When he was retained he told Dis
trict Attorney Olcott that it would be
certainly three weeks before he could
make a report.
Tlie police have In their possession a
photograph found in the flat that Zanoll
rented, at 252G Soventh avenue, just be
fore he was arrested. Upon the back of
this photograph was written, "Atropina
tropfen, 2474, 5-17-95.'' The two Ger
man words mean atropine drops. It is
supposed that 2474, is the number of the
prescription and the next group the date;
Tho words and figures are in a German
man's handwriting, which does not re
semble Zauoli's writing as exhitited on
the postal card he wrote to Barbara Hauff
ner, whom he was about to engage as a
housekeeper when he was arrested-
NO DEAI1TE OF "WHISKY.
Scheme to Hcstriot Production
Eon i ben Probably n Failure.
Louisville, Dec. 1 3 -The ocheme for an
agreement to restrict the production of
Bourbon whisky this year to 20,000,000
gallons pppcarsto havefailed. Only seven
responses hove been received by the sec
retary of the distillers association, and
as the distilling season begins January 1
It Is not likely that the agreement can
be put through.
The distilleries with an aggregate capac
ity of 16,000 gallons dally are already in
operation in this district and other dis
tilleries with a capacity of 22,000 gal
lons dally have announced that they will
start up January 1.
It is not thought the production will
exceed 20,000,000 gallons, however, ;,s
the banks will not lend distilleries the
money with which to operate, and ns ih,y
have to carry their products frequently
several years before selling they are
obliged to obtain loans.
Ninety-five distffleries are located in
Louisville and Jefferson county and there
is a stock of 146,725 barrels assessed at
$1,174,025 in store here. Stocks in bond
are estimated-at 7,000,000 gallons, and
tax paid stocks at 3,500,000 gallons.
Trade is improving.
L. A. "W. Polities.
New York, Dec- 13. The politicians of
the L. A. W. are laying plans for the
election of officers. A meeting was held
in this city last Saturday between some
of the leaders that Is significant. Chief
Consul Boyle and Socretaiy-Trcasurer Col
lins, of the Pennsylvania division, came
here and met President Fottr. It is
thought that New York and Pennsylvania
will combine to re-elect Potter to the
Ex-Minister McDonald Critically 111.
Richmond, Ya., Dec. 13. Hon. Alexander
McDonald, ex-minister to Persia, is crit
ically ill at Lynchburg. He has pn-u-monla.
Two Negroes Lynched in Louisiana.
New Orleans. Deo. 13. Watson Carter
and James Thomas, negroes, were lynched
today at Bayou Goula, Iberville parish,
for the murder of Georgo Bubur.
Shingles, Florida Cypress, S4.50
per 1,000. Every shingle perfect.
SALE OF THE KANSAS PACIFIC
Judge Sanborn Grants a Postpone
ment of Sixty Days.
St. Louis, 1'ec. 13. Judge Sanborn this
afternoon granted u postponement for sity
days of the order or sale of the Kansas
Pacific Railroad. The property was to
have been sold on December 11, but, in
accordance v 1th the application of repre
sontatles o" the Government, the of en
fiion of sixty days was granted.
Judge Hoadley appeared In behalf of
the Government counsel for the bondholdeis
ami the reorganization committee urged
that less time be granted.
In pronouncing his decision Judge San
born took cognizance of a suggestion and
mentioned giounds on which a receiver
might bo asked for. declaring that while
the Government's claim is secondary to
the Hen of the 'mortgage bondholders, he
deemed It advisable to grant the extension
of sixty days usked for.
NO SEPARATION THOUGHTOF
George Gould Denies Humors Af
fectiiir His Sister Anna.
Declares the Helntious, of the Count
and Comtes of Cas-tellnne Are
asj Happy as Possible.
New York, Dec. 14. This statement was
made today to a repporter by Mr. George
Gould. He spoke positively, and there was
a touch of anger and scorn in his voice:
"Tin report that my sister Anna contem
plates a separation from her husband is
nonsense," he said. "There never has besii
an:- serious difference between them, and
nil this talk of the count's extravagance,
dissipating his wife's- fortune, is false from
beginning to end.''
"It any suoh tiling were in contempla
tion,'' continued Mr. Gould, 'I would
know all alwut It, for I would have been
consulted and would have been Instru
mental In taking the initiative action to
waul separation. The relations beuveen
the count and countess aro as happy as
possible, and I rejret that such nonsense
as these rumors should for a moment ob
tain ci edpiice.''
The report that Anna Gould repents her
marriage Is lsed upon gossip among- the
members of the Aniericnn colony in Paris.
The count's extravagance, It is" said, has
startled all Parts, and up to date his wife
has advanced him all the money he has
DINNER TO COACH LEHMANN
Notable Event Tonv.TW at tlie
Arrangements in Charge of .Mr,
John Addison Porter, Secre
tary to the President.
Cambridge, Mass.. Deo, 13. Coach Leh
mann and Henry Willi", of Ihc Harvurd
crew, left todaj for Washington, to attend
the diimir to be given on Wednesday
evening in that city in honor of Mr.Lch
mann. Ftom AVashlngton tne two gen
tlemen will later take a trip to Canada.
They will ailfor Fngl.md on New Year'
day. Coach Lchmann will return to
Cambridge late in March. It is not yet
known whether Mi. Willis will accompauy
hlm or his letiun to thin country.
New Haven, Dec 13. Plans liave ben
made in Washington for a much more olah
orate function in hotter of Coach Leh
maun, of the Harvard crew, than was at
first expected. The dinner arranged for
next Wednesday evening will be given
at the Metropolitan, and will call to
gether a unique gathering of statesmen and
uuiverslij men. Coach llhs, who com s
from Oxrord, England, will also be present.
Coach Bob Cook, of the Yale crew, li is
been niiitu, and has accepted, ne will
represent 1'ale. Fowler, of New Jer.;iy,
who v, as Cook's classmate, and pulled an
oar in the same crew of wlilcu Cook avis
captain, will attend ths dinner, as will
Representative Charles A. Russell, -of this
State, a member of the winning Yale crew
Other prominent Yale men preseut will
be Justice Biewer, of the United States
court. Senators Wolcott and Wctmore, and
Representatives Dalzell, of Pennsylvania
Prominent Harvard men there will be Secre
tary of the Navy Long, Senators Lodge and
Representatives Laltauer,of New Y3ric,and
Slmpktiib andSprngue.oi' Massachusetts.
Mr. John AdOison Porter, secretary to
President McKinley, who was in Yale wh"n
Bob Cook was captain of the crew, has th"
dinner arrangements In charge.
SELLING TENNESSEE MINES.
Negotiations "With nit English Syndi
cate in Progress.
Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 13 The deil
involving nearly all the coal properties in
eastern Tennessee will soon be finally
closed, it is .ald.
Major MoCroskey, who Is looking after
this end of it, has received several dis
patches within the puet Tew days 'V-.m
Lonuon capitalists, who have organized
the company, which is to purchase She
mli'es. The output is 2,500,000 tons an
nually, and about 4,000 men are employed.
The mines are situated lu southern Ken
tucky and eastern Tennessee. The pur
chase price is said to be iuthe neighbor
hood of $5,000,000.
JTJHY BRIBING CASES ENDHD.
Juror and His "Fixer" Both Plead
Cleveland, Dec. 13. The -sensational
Roenblatt-Silberman bribery cases' time to
a sudden nnd unexpected ending here to
day, by both men pleading guilty.
Rosenblatt was a juror during the trial
ot a case against the Lp.ke Shore Railroad
Company. Silberinan told the Lake Shore
attorneys that he could fix a couple of
jutymen with S500. The attorneys pre
sented the matter to Judge Ong. He told
them to go ahead a net set a trap for Silber
inan and his accomplices. Silberman and
Rosenblatt walked Into th" trap at the
Kennard House, and both were arrested
on the spot.
IVY BUSINESS COLLEGE 8th and K.
None "better, $25 a year; day or night.
Ceiling, clear beaded, $1.25 per 100
feet. One width. North Carolina bright.
SOCIETY HEARS MELBA SIHB
Lafayette Square Opera House
Presents a Brilliant Scene.
SCORES OF NOTABLES THERE
Diplomatic Corps, High Official
Circles and the Best Elements of
the Social "World l'epivseiitiil
Superb Toilets mid Magnificent
Jewels on All Sides.
It is at the Lafayette Square The-Uer,
these evenings, that society plumes ilseJf
to music that one heuis In Washington
only once a season. It lb a good tiling
to be there on any evening and a much
better thing to bo there every ev-ulng.
At the superb lyric and dramatic pr"s,nt
nient of "Travlata" last night was, how
ever, the bebt time and place U have made
a beginning. There are.lt is true, other
operus to be sung, but only those v- ho
were there last night can experience today
both the joys of memoiy and antlcip c.ion.
Apart fiom the musical charm of the
opera, and Us artistic presentation, the
performance had its plcturesqueness on
both sides of the footlights. The tdgc
of the stage was, In point of fact, 'he
very thin line of separation between tte
Parisian romantic and the Washington
It was a society scene for which ohc
wih look In vain in any other city m
America. Washington turns out on such
occasions a these, not only the old bed
lock elements of Its social life, not only
the riches and nouveaux riches, but the
highest lepresentntlvc of official life,
domestic and foreign. Melba's nudlcnic
was, in a coitafn ense, therefore, vhat
might be called an international recep
tion. The supcrbness of he social feature of
the event was in evidence In its mostplcur
esque detail and suggestion at the opening
of the third act, in which the richness and
variety or colors aud jewels were eclipsed
by the attractive details on the hither sido
of the footlights. There were diamonds ami
robes in the Parisian scene, and there v-re
jewels- and lobes aud dress suits in the
Washington scene from the floor to the
roor. The President's official family wis
absent, but the Army and Navy, DlploTUtic
Corps, the Senate, the Houe, the Depart
ment of Slate, and that unofficial depart
ment which is equally important and ap
preciative, made up the splendid mlse en
scene. It wp.s, perhaps, the kind of a fore
ground into which the imperial can'arice
loves best to project that marvelous voice
Altogether the night was one to reawm
ber, wlU. Its exquisite music, it,s perfu-nes
and flames, the glitter of gems, the t ni
inatlon of the audience between the acts,
the sympothj of society with the evant,
the unqualified success of the perform mcc,
tho renewal or acquaintance with the
classic melodies and harmonle of "Trav
lata," and those other hundred and one in
definable, jet vivid, Impressions, wnieh
go to make up two or three delightful
hours with a mttster of musical euohant
ment. and especially lu such a brilliant
Among those noted in the boxes and
in the orchestra chairs were Gen. Miles,
commanding the Army, and Miss Miles-,
Senator McMillan, Mrs. McMillan, Miss
McMillan and Senator Allison; Mr. Board
inau. Mrs. Boardmau and the Misses Board
man: Mr. Stilson Hutching and Mrs. Hutch-
ins; Senator Elklns- Mrs. Elklns and Speaker
Reed; Mrs. Westinglwuse and party; Mrs.
Richard Clover and party; Senator Wet
more and -Mrs- Wetmore; Mr. Leiter, Mrs.
Letter aud Miss Leiter: Mr. Henry May and
Mrs. May, Hon. J. B. Henderson and party;
Representative Sirapkins and party; Count
Vinci, charge d'affaires of the Italian
legation; Mr. Itoessle, Mrs. Roesle, Justice
Peckham, of the United States Supreme
Court, and Mrs. Peckham, and Mrs. Judge
Miller, Mrs. Warder and Miss Warder; Mr.
and Mrs. Barney and Miss Barney. Mr.
Victor Eastman, of the Chilean legation;
and party; Gen. Bingham and Mrs. Bingham'.'
Mr. Gann. Chilean mlinster.nndMrs. Gana;
Baron and Baroness llengelmueller; Mrs.
Calvin Bnce and Miss Helen Bncc; Miss
Sartoris and party; Mrs. IT. II. Painter
and Miss Painter: Madame Patenotrc, wife
of the French ambassador, and party;
Commodore Emory, U. b. N-, aud party,
Judge Lauchhelmer, V. S.N., and party;
Llent. Gibbon. I. S. N., and party; Mrs.
Harriett Lane Johnson and party; Mr.
Van Ness Phillips and party; Capt.Micheler,
United States Army, aud party; Mr. Walter
S. Hutchins and Mrs. Hutchins; Mr. and
Mrs. George Dunu, Miss Dunn aud Mrs.
McKee; Col. Corbin. United States Army,
and part v, Mr. Jesse Brown and party; Mrs.
J. E. Reyburn and party; Hon. Benton Mc
Milllti and Mrs. McMillin; Dr. Von Jolle
ben, Gorman ambassador, and party; Mr.
and Mrs. C. C. Glover, Mr. Colin Studcl
and party; the Argentine minister, the
Japanese minister, and a great many others
of tlie diplomatic corps. The members of
the British embassy, who ore always at
these big musical events, were absent on
account of a recent death in the official
Society was evidently well pleased with
"Travlata," and possibly there is no
better oi more interesting time to listen
to the tinkling music of its score than
when society spreads its plumes and ex
hales its pei fumes so democratically, so
attractively, and so interestingly.
BLIZZARD IN KANSAS.
Terrible Suffering for Man
Topeka, Kan., Dec 13 The people 1:
uig on the plains of Western Kansas are suf
fering from a terrific blizzard tonight A
great storm fills the air with snow and is
sweeping across the plains at the rate of
fiftv miles an hour.
ANTT-TIANNA MEN HEJOlCK.
Say His Defeat for Senator Is
Columbus, Ohio, Dec- 13. Anll-ir.nana
Republicans here are ia high silee ever
what they claim is sure defeat of Hanna
for re-election to the Senate. A veil
known politician hero says- Kurtz has re
ceived letters from twelve Republic tn
members or the legislature who declire
they cannot support Hanna for the Sena-torship-
"Warrant for Princess Chimny.
St. Louis, Dec. 13. The Globe-Democrat
has a telegram from Paris which says
that a warrant is reported to have been
Issued for the Princess Chimay, nee Ward,
In connection with a seizure of obscene
Flooring, Alabama, S2.00 per 100
feet. All one width and one length.
LA TOUHAINE OVEIUilJK.
Big Frci ell Liner Should Tluve Been
at Havre Sunday Noon.
New York, Dec- l.'I.-The twin-screw
steumshlp La Touraine, crack of the French
line's fleet, which sailed from this port
on December 1, is overdue at Havre- She
usually makes tlie trip, alwut 3,100 miles,
in seven days- Hor eastward record ig
six days, twenty hours and six minutes.
Allowing lier a day for bad weather she
will be overdue two day at Havre tomor
row afternoon. Her agent here lbink ibe
has been delayed by tempestuous sean which
have caused other liners to be a day or
SlTe carries 60 first cabin, 37 second
cabin aud 31 " steerage passenger. She
was spoken on December 0 about 30
miles east-noitheast of Sandy Hook, or
In the neighborhood of Cape Race, New
foundland, bj "ie steamship Teutonic,
which arrived here last Wednesday.
THE TOWN IN MOURNING
Flags at Half-Mast and Business to
Be Suspended at Canton.
Many Telegrams of Condolence From
Two Hemispheres Last
Canton, Ohio, Dec. 13,-Of the sacred
hymns the President' mother heard and
joined in singing so often as she sat in
her pew In the First Methodist Episcopal
Cluicli, two wore her favorites above all
otlr 's Th oat were "Jesus, Lover of aJy
Soul" and "Nearer My God to Thee, ' j.i.d
at the request of the family they will I e
the hymns used in the church services to
morrow afternoon. They will be sung ry
the Aeolian Quartet of male voices, who
will also sing "Lead, Kindly Light," und
the chant "Still, Still With Thee," at the
opening of the services
Rev. Dr. Manchester will conduct the
services, assisted by Rev. Dr. McACee,
pastoroft he BroadStreet Methodist Church,
at Columbus. It is the desire of the family
that the services at the church be short
and simple. Tlie pastors of tho churches of
all denominations will be jn the rostr in
back of the pulpit- Rev. E. P. Herbruck.
of tho Reformed Church, who has been
longer In hts pastorate here than any of
the otl ers. will offer the opening prayer
Rev. Dr. John M. Hall, of Trinity Lutli3rm
Church, v. Ill read the Scriptural lessons,
and Rev. Dr. Milligun, of the Presbyterian
Church, will read one of the hymns, and
Rev. Roper, of the Baptist Church, the
other. The benediction will be pronounced
by Rev. Dr. MeAreo.
The congregation will be given an op
portunity to view the remains in theehuich
at Mm close ortne se'vices.
Flag on the city hall, courthouse, ad
other public buildings hare been flying at
half-mast and the spine of mourning is
manifested in various ways about the
Ity. The business houses will be closed
during the hours of the funeral.
Telegrams and cablegrams of condolence
have been coming to the Iwreaved family
all day from all quartets;. President Faure,
of France, theUnlted States ambassadorsto
foreign natloi.s, the members of the diplo
matic corps of Washington, the consuls tn
many countries Congressmen, and public
officials joining with the plain citizens of
many State in woids of sympathy.
There have also len innumerable flowers
received here today and more are coming
on every express train.
The weather has leen bad all day to
day, and the indication tonight are that
it will continue so tomorrow.
GONE TO ATTEND TEE FUNERAL.
Cabinet Officers. Their YVives and
.Secretary Porter Leave the City.
The party, consisting of Cabinet officers
wives of Cabinet ofriters, and Mr. J.
Addison lorur. secretary to the Presi
dent, to attend the funeral of Mrs. Mc
Kinley. mctl.er ot the President, lert by
the Peiuisj Ivania railroad, at 7:30 o'clock
Those avIio made the trip are Secretaries
Alger. Bliss and Wiluti. Potmaster General
Gary, A Homey General McKenna, Mrs- Mc
KiMina. Mrs. Gaiy, .Mrs. Alger, Mr. Porter
It is th intention of tlie party to leave
Cuiitou this afternoon arter the funeral
aud return to Washington at 8 o'clock to
morrow morning. Tin? President is al
expected to come back on the same trip.
It is expected that the President will give
lmm:riinre attention, on his return, to the
filling of District off Ics.
There has been good deRl of gosip
about what effect the death oC Mrs. Mc
Kinley will have on the official social
season. It is all gosip, however, as the
whole matter is for dispoitlou by the
MURDERED BY MISTAKE.
Assnssln Probably Took His
Victim to Be Another.
New Orleans. Deo. 13. Sninael Mullen,
who was mysteriously murdered in Amite
last night, provps to be i Baptist minister.
Tiiere is no clew to the assassin, although
bloodhounds were us'.-d.
The only explanation of the assassination
is that Mullen lo-iked something like Judge
Robert Reid, district judge and brother
of Joseph A- Reid, who was assassinated.!
few days ago, and that the murderer mis
took him Tor the judge- There Is talk of
organizing a law-and-order meeting to sup
press murder in Tangipahoa.
PAl'A TOOK SECOND THOUGHT.
Came to New Yorlc to Prevent Dauh
tei's Marrlnge, Rut Relented.
New York, Dec 13. Col. Samnol Ev.ini
or Milledgeyille, Gu., came to New York
yestctday, determined to prevent the mar
riage ol his daughter, Bessie, tu P. H.Hirsch,
or Chicago, a broker, with offices at No. 10
Wall street, this city.
Co". Evans, liowevcr. see-as to have been
won over during the day by nis daughter,
for when last seen tonight he and Mr
Hit sch and the daughter were driving
away to a clergyman's together, where,
the ceremony was performed.
Man Jllown Into tho River.
New Orleans, Dec. 13. -A violent wind
storm swept over Plnquemine parish, forty
miles below here, at an early hour this
morning At Pointe La llache, the parish
seat of justice, the Catholic church and
seven other buildings were completely
destroyed b the storm. One man, .vhose
name is ut.l-'neAvn, was drowned by being
blown Into the Mississippi River.
Flooring, North Carolina, $1.50 per
100 feet. All one width.
OUR G0H5ULATE III DAHGER
Spanish Soldiers Protect It From
the Havana Mob.
GOOD NEWS FROM TUB FRONT
Insurgents Practically nt Jluvunn'x
Uates Defeat a Spanish Portu of
2,00, Killing Evry Officer Gen.
Sang.iiljy Deities That u j
Havana, Dec 10. Tte America cwt-M-'
Ifcte In ihiaetty te guarded by four soWta
of the mibiaiy poM of Harana an.i w
detective. Tata to ,,0, .bow..;)
in g ernitHt circles that An attack may
be directed upon the eonmiaie by Ute
uHcomp.oiiutfng Spauiaru. wfc . tcj,
angr over the menage of PieMe - -Klnley
La Liieha comments upoa the meae-(
as ai- insult to Spain.
La Union ContHitucioual and EI Coawr-io '
are daily exciting the aager of the Sjm
lards over the me$ge.
Gen. Lee Is serene amid the stor.it pi
INiasdon, and coutiaaes to reeeir vty
csilier with his usual poKteoes, and Jhtit
form bis duties with great; regafeuttjr,
as though nothing had happened.
At Sabanas de Ciegu, near M ron, Saam
Clara, a terrtWe engagement took placer
lx days ago, m which a -Spanish cotemn
or 2,000 men was totally defeated, it
all lw ofticers. the .sergeants taking com
mand ot the scattered group of ftoMten.
Au impressive .silence with regard to'Cie
affair in observed by the government.
The insurgents are sh very active aiwmd
Havana city that the trains from Havana
to Guanaacoa, a townowly fifteen ndairtes
by rail from the capital are acenmpaaied
by a heavy Spanish guard for fear of an
attack from the patriot..
Another official report published toy
in Havana says that in an engagement this
mornmg at Rio Seoo, Guinea, HavaHa
nrc.vince, the insurgent leader PJtlrre.
famous; for hie activity during the last
few month in Plnar del Rso. was alx
killed ly the Spanfob troops. The iepec
adds that, besides Pith re, two other Cuban
officers lost their lives. The Cuba a cai
tain, Regino Alfonso is also offlrtaHj re
ported as killed by the Spaniards k aa
engagement near Mataazas.
In Piuar del Rio province the Spanish
commander of the forces of the Central
America Battalion was killed ia a kfc
ndsh. Gen. Hernandez de Vela eptts
that he surprised and destroyed a Culms
camp, putting to flight loo iHsiujtents.
Tlie insurgents, say.- the general, hatRtaia
killed and tha Spanlanls nine wutmttd.
The wH-known Cuban colonel, j&llasa,
is said hare by tho Spanish n ewspapass U
have been killed In the battle ?galas
Gens. Parrado and Valderrama at 1 Cai
man, In this province, two days aia Col
lazo, according to the report, was -truck
by two bullets in the c beast. He was luade
conspicuous last week by the report t bat
he hanged in hie enmp the agro Italian
Osma. a popular agent of theSpalh gav
ernment , who in times of peace was em
ployed In the pursuit of baariita. oma
went tu Cutlazo's camp to propose that
The pessimistic Impression of Seaor
Canaleja concerning the war in Cob ajd
his conclusion that Spain will laee tae
island, fill sever".! cnlnrnnssof an extra
issued by Diarh de la Marina. After a
second reading of the extra the pre, censor
consulted with Gen. Blanco and Npdy
orders were sent to ths DtarJo to stop the
publication. Nearly the entire edition &'
the extra was then burned.
Senor Arturo Amblard, a prominent
reformist deputy, now in Madrid, Is M
here to have received iuM ructions from
Senores Saga.ta and Moret to go to New
York and confer with the Cnban delega
tion. The instructions if Senor Arcrt-w,l
are to offer to the Cuhans all Ih voaV
ces-sioiis they ask, provided that th
sovereignty ot Spain in Cuba is graute!.
Gen. Blanco and the Reformist and Ao
toiKWhist leadeni aje very busy ptenarfag
the new cabinet of the colony. The Aij
to'iomists t'Bd Reforiaista are said to have
finally agreed on the terms of their fastan
Twenty Reformists will be members of tha
board of directors of Ihe new party. aal
they will also have two vice presidents'.
Two secretaries of the Reformist party
will also b appointed to the new cabinet.
New York, Dec. 13. The following dis
patch was received In this city thr even
ing from Gen. Sanguilly, tlie Cuban pa
triot, in lefeic-uce to a dispatch Published
In an evening paper.
Philadelphia, Dec. 13. Please to g to
Herald, Sun and Journal and beg them to
den vthe false and absurd report or my hav
ing offered my services to the Spanish gov
ernment. It w a calumnious fake.
CUBAN LEADERS SANGUINE.
Say They "Will Defeat the Powup
Massed Against Them.
New York. Dec 13.-The Cuban defcs
gate in this city received important eora
niunlcarions today from Gens. Coma and
Garcia. Tliey were tinted a fe w day na ia
the provinces of Sauta Clara and SaMiso
"Both Cuban leaders," said Senor Es
trada Prima, "are satisfied with the mllt
lary operations of the Culm it army. Gere.
Garcia says t'aat he is fully prepared to
resist am:- defeat tlie enor-uoHt forca naw
massed against him in (he east by 6un.
AVEYLER THINKS CUBA IS LOST,
Rut Some Spnnish General Could
Surely Recapture It.
New, "ork. Dee. 13. A Madrid sjtceal
declares that Oeu. Weyler, la the cowan
of a long discussion with Senoc Rttert.
made the following statement:
'My icws on the Cuban nnestJon are
pessimistic. I am mod. afraid that thro gk
the weakness of our government toward
the United Plate and the filibusters, we
will lose Cuba. But I am sure that If snea
a mis-01 tune should happen, there will
always be a Spanish general ready
and recapture that island."
Rich Brewer Robbed.
St- Louis, Due 13.-Peter Boseh. son of
the millionaire brewer, was held ip lu a
cab near the Union .station, last nigh-, by
twe men with a revolver, and stripped of
diamonds valued at $700. "Wheu Itesoh
engaged tnecib atTweuty-tlrstsereeti.fwo
muu were chatting with tha cabman. ?nd
h believes all three were implfcasert Iq
Blinds, any size, $1.00 n pair
Clear. Inch and a half thick.