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WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, DEOEJIBER 3o, 1897 TENN PAG-ES.
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RICUD CHI li TDWI
,&nds a Day At the House of
AS USUAL IS RETICENT
Say?. He Doesn't Know "Whom
"S Mr Van Wyeli Will Appoint to
&mv Sew Yrlr Ls to Have Oae
l1m- liet Jkaiirteliral Guvernmoiib
ouNwartii Bet urn ISome Todny.
man CoWr,f Xew York, is In town.
nm actfvkl wma wk heralded. He mn
arwar 48Hi the oowwry rwwrt, -sphere ie
ba fceea aoU wa the pins rr the official
inuihiiirl of- the first mayor of Greater
Sfew York, and cue vr to Washington
U teave k quiet chut with bs old chum,
SeaUY Marpby. At , that was what
Mr. Cmfcer utwiglit Mm here, last
xiietit, ,d lb the absence of other testi
matt', Mr. Crofc.- mst be taken at Ms
IfeacfetetoC dfte Tiroy wigwam rench
o4 WwMttKlwi early yearday tttoroing
aad went direct to Uk- residence of Mr
Marpfey, where b- wa unOotttModly ex
the Senator and Ma w enjoyed it to
Jt wagtveu on, to response to repeated
liwmiil; however, that Mr. Croker wk not
fet the cttj. wai not, expected, don't you
know . and alt that tort of thing. Iktt try as.
he would, Mr Murphy could imi keep his
atuSuguighed guest JiKaeniU for twelve
hottTK. and during the afternoon llMre w as
aw Anther attempt o oouceal the presence
of he dhsMnentshefi New Yorker.
Xr- Murphy did not go lo the Capitol at
aM. lie remained at itoine for the pnr
pone of swapping yarae witb Croker and
panning rtie time iu each pleasant maim-r
as -would ! most agreeable to his eet.
Te day wst damp and chilly outside, and
wi. MHttetMitg nice and warm and a
lttctn. fir uwrnHtg in the hospitable f he
ptane f Afr- Murphy's private "den," In
day wfc spent in a mot agreeable and
Uwt ,D-d la.nmr th f-diows a rare din
iMr- To say that he was 1 a good liuitxir
tttHtk wot tmplv thai be was umlnly com
rotmicMlre Or. Ciokert it never that.
He may he, at tnnec there is a tradition to
that mtA vmaaih"-aMve bat never andoly
M If He er h wuoldii'tbCruker. And
t was CmWer who was see iaat ui-ht.
Sir t okr tniethiMpof a sptnnx when
it Sew 1'orfc potitJc. It if really
Htmm Ten iikable bow little Mr. CroK r
Meai i know about the ctMtdittofi of
UhtaCK to Xev. Vwrk oi,k. wlion one
HtaMM lo & iituet Ui think liow mutli
UMa oa-i ha em-ompiihlted. lie &aid law
nl)ht t4tat be really knew nothing aboot
4Jke fsatwie hoabebold of the mayor who is
na Mt and to the eat of power over
tike Rtatt city in the country and the
eetsmd on eattt.. TIhjmj were matters a
tiraiy wwhin the .purview of Mr. Tan
"Hy: . Bald Mi- Croker, and while it was
tmae that U had had nutneroub 'onsuita
tiNiaa -cl, the new mayor, Mr. Croker
wax ftnahle to say v. hat Ids mind wjus
wttflciB p)M or what Ids inc-iinati-Hts
Hdht Utile later prove to be.
Mr Croker, while he puffed away at hife
eitnu, exbilMled to Ue inogt casual ol
nerwr the fart titat he was hliort on details
and tout; on ireneiaHtiee. If generalities
wa on tle imll de of tle market Just
W-r. Mr Cioker would make a fortune.
H3 dei'tiy holds a bi stock of it, io
mca Uuu Ihj was quite willing to f?ie
a war a goodly jwrtion. Ignoring ail
THE GKEXT PROVIDERS.
To H viieli opportunities ns
otr sreot ?ale tlii. week pre--Mi..
The 1iK -vvn, nevor
hOei Irefore IHderf always,
we iMive lowered our own rec
A fcuppestion ttt a Cliristnus
preenl . This very large and finely
carved CobbJet Seal Kocker, that
waliy eHs for $-1 Tine
'Ca. or Credtt.'
r??V-" n.r-: 'vT.' "" - " -":"'
i w rrgg? jgay
Very large wardrobe Couch. Self
opeahif? atracljuent. npholfelered in
J denim. Worth $10, for $6.9S
"CaMi or Credit.1
Mayer & Pettit
415417 Seventh St-
Ah Xiitas Gift for Your "Wife
Thai he Hill appreciate is a lot at Ocean
Cy. Md SeaUBd to become Arnerica's
Imdlaftheaith a ud pleafcure rofeor t Auction
sale of hM at Sloan's auction rooms, 1407
Gatroet- "WedoeMiay, December 15, at 4. 15.
Frank Llhbfy & Company,
Sixth tstioet and New Yoik avenue.
quetlins that Jed up to something tangi
ble and ending with ease, grace, and
agility all erforts to bring him back
to New Yoik Politics, Mr. Croker branched
into pl.'Utiidc and bald that New Yotlc
vm sooa to huvc one of the best govern
meats 1. liad cor had, and that the people
would innei hae cause to rcgiet th
otrtifidenCi. they had reposed In the organl
xaUoii v-liost candid-it's It had pot it high
place Mi. Oiokei ww pleased to make
l'inallv he asserted that there was iio
Ks.ilrteioiuic.-iI. significance in his coming
Ui Washington, lie wanted a day off, sjad
la'cn work'ng nard, and just ran down foi
a few hours with hife old friend, the &e
ator, to liae a rett and a change Mid
talk i vw some private mattrrs. That was
al U-rewau it. Mr.Crokerrtid vouhChafe
on more Ihc of news. He .said he wai, not
the owner or tin- horse, Hamburg, which
was fcop. in Kentuckv the other day at
Mich au aPcjred fabuions figure.
SOUTH WANTS STATE BANKS
Subject fo ReAHnfed at Hie Sonlli
eru Bankei's' Convention.
Tile " tt and .south Must Co-operate,
Snyn Jlunlter leiiusMure, to Get
Holief From Cong:ress.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 1 1. The Southern
Rankerfc" Convention, which, the iiiauaera
say, is to lie re"an!."d ah a national
bankers' convention, will assemble m this
cityatlOo'eiockiomorrow meriting. While
there will not be an attendance jf.mi
Northern am" AVestern hankb. several gm
tlemeii proinimnit in the financial i-iicle.s
of tltoe sectkaib will be present.
The originator of the conveuUin, -lea-ge
S. Des.tti!iKuie, of tills cuj, ih a young
Ittiikir --bo bag imk-ii paying much atten
tion to the -question or an en!arvd ter
capita, to be brtiught ajit by tome n i-anb
or other. In a talk on the probn'Me work
of tin.' convention, he sajs
"With the great tot ton crop of the
Sooth Milling at fcuth a low price, it is
of vita' Importance to the South to have
the currency system hanged as to en
able ut. to UM-'otir resounes and be let
dependent upon the North and I2ast. To ac
complish this "we munt have better bank
ing fat-ilitieb and no banks with special
Iriilegcs. It aiuiearb to me that tiie
time 1 ripe for State, banks to demand
that they be placed on an equality wit'i
nattwaal hank and that any privileges of
ieswe whieli may be granted bj Congress
to the national IvaoWs i)t; i8 granted to
the State banks. In a went letter to me,
a prominent Detao. rat of Georgia, wlto ad
votatct, tttale banks of isne understate
laws and npon the asset., of the bank&
very trulj fcajfc:
'Baukb would then dis hargc the foil
measure of their office anil every com
munity woidd have the note circulation
neceatarj to do it buhiuss because the
c-ircula'.Hrti would be measured by its
commercial assets; in other words, bj the
amount ol its business.'
'This is a clear statement of what we
need and if e cannot get It under tate
law, then it would appear that our ne
cessity is wich a to make us agree to
get it under Fedeial laws. If the State
banks of Uie South, and West will unite
and syt-matically work for treir rights, I
believe tiat a measure can be passed
greatlj tt II tir advantage- The time hj.s
court; when the people should demand the
abolishment of the present syttem, which
ha retarded tlielr prugiess, and turned the
profttof tlielr labor to those who by reason
of thio eybtein control the circulating
medium needed for the commerce of the
There are tl.ose who do not fully agree
with Mr. Ik- t4niure, mcli, for Instance, as
John L. Williams, a liank president of
Richmond, Va.. and president of the Georgia
and Aialutma Kailroad, w1k says:
"It is idle to talk of an elastic currency
based upon and li-nitcd by a solid security
at a ried value."
The debates in the convention promise
to be lively-
Mnny People in St. Eouls the Vic
tims of Clever Forjier?,.
St. Louis, Dec. 14. One of the cleverct
systems or real estate forgeries that has
de eloped m this countr is about to be
exploded, and the parties to it arrested
here. For mouths the real estate ex
change and a otectie firm h.rvc labored
hard to run down the men who figure in
The culprir-s opened an office at 2300
01ie street, and traiisai ted iHismes under
the cloak ot leputable fit in names. Ab
straefcs or deeds were forged and stolen
When fraudulent transfers were made one
of the clique would represent himself as
the owner of the ptopeny.
Herbert Mills, an associate of Austin
Bidwell, of Bank of England fame, was
charged with being implicated in the
VASSA.lt THIEF" SENT TO J.V1L
Huby LiviiiRhton Stole Jewelry and
Clothing From Schoolmates.
I oughkecpsie, X. . Dec. 14.-Rubi
Livingston, the "Vassnr thief," was this
morntug sentenced to three months in
the county jail for grand larceny in the
setiMid degree. The girl had been !Ing
on a cot in her cell in convulsions, with
plusitiaiis and nurses in almost constant
atteudnace, but there war not a sign or
liena in her manner as she stood be
fore the judge and pleaded guilty.
Hub., Livingston committed many theft-s
of jewelry and clothingat Vassar. It took
the college officials a year to secure
enough evidence to justify her an est.
EEV. mt. SWALLOW'S EOOM.
FroluUMJoiiifet Cundiilnte for Gov
ernor of Penn-sylvanin.
Pitli-lrtHp. Lec. 14. Rev. Dr. Swallow 's
boon fo, governor of Pennsylvania was
launched today at a banquet at the
Sevept n Avenue Hotel. Dr. Swallow is
the I'rohHiltioniBt whO'Carried seven coun
ties am1 received 1G0.000 v)tes for Plate
treasurer last election.
National Chairman Dickey, of the Pro
hibition party, was aguestatthe banquet.
Dr Swallow made a speech, attacking the
Republican administration of the .Itate.
He did not announce that he is a candidate
Ocean City Lots, at Auction
at Sloans.aH..tion rooiustomoi row ( Wedties
day),at4 15. Easyterms. Rarechanceror
Investiuent. America's coming health and
Our neeohsity i your opportunity.
This is iLe seasou wc have to cut piiccs.
Outlined in a Caucus of Mem
bers of the House.
SPECIFIC DECLARATION MADE
Kcstilution.s Opposing; lletirement of
Giecnhiit Its and Extension of Na
tionul Bank Privileges, and Fu
vo ring Recognition of Cuba ".is
Ih'lligereut and Bankruptcy Law.
From now until the close of the present
session of Congress the Republican ma
jority in the House of Representatives will
be forced to act on the defensive In nearly
all the important legislative measures to
come befoie that body. Sucli action v as
taken at the Democratic caucus, held last
night, as will force such a result, dis
tasteful as it may he to Speaker Reed
and the men lie governs with a rod of Iron.
The caucus was held for the purpose of
ascertaining the inclinations ot the minor
ity, as to the policy it should pursue, and
as a. unit the membe.s declared themselves
in favor of taking direct issue with the
policy of the Adminlstiation, as out
lii.ed in the message of the Picsident
This determination was embodied in a
sec of resolutions, as follows
Resolved, That it i- tie sense or the
noueus that the Democratic members of
the House of Representatives ought to
sist all erforts, cliiect or indirect, to
retire the greenlacks.
Resolved, I nat we arc opposed to and
will resist all attempts to extend the
p'ivileges of national l,anks or to leduce
trie taxes which they now pay.
Resolved, That ve favor the early con
sideration and jassa;e or the Senatorial
resolution that a condition or war ei!-ts
ii the Island or Cuba between the govern
ment of Siiain and the people of Cuba.
Resolved, That we favor the early en
actment or a just and wise bankruptcy law.
It is readily seen how the attitude thus
assumed by tin. Democrats will embar
rass the Republicaa side or the housi.'. in
regard to the desire of the Republican lead
ers to give the national banks greater
privileges '-ud reduced taxation they know
that there are many of their party who
do not favor the scheme personally, and
who da:e not rnvor it polltiially because
it is obnoxious tt many of their constitu
ents. This same Condition applies to the
proposition to retire the greenbacks, as
recommended by the President. It is be
lieved by i lose observers, and it has been
asserted, that no bill containing these
two features tan possibly pass the Housp
if the Democrats, as a body, oppose it.
becaiiFe there are believed to be enough
Republicans members who do not favo
ritism ill legislation of this character who
will refuse to vote Tor either propcsitlon
As to the Cuban resolution, Democrats
may fail to pass Senator Morgan's Joint
resolution according belligerent rights to
Cuba, aid iPdVed, they have but little
hope in that direction, but in falling they
will place themselves on record as favoring
an act that thj country at large demands,
and the Republicans will goon record as
denying the countrv what it insists on hav
ing. With such a record as this, tha
Democratic members belie re that at the
general election to be held next fall, the
peopie will indorse the position they arc
taking and return a House of Representa
tives largely Democratic-
Sbculd the Democrat" be able to sec ire
the passage of the joint resolution it is 1 e
lieved that Ptcsident McKiuley, in view of
hi.- recent message to Congress, will veto
it, and should this happen the unpupularHy
of ihe.McKiniey Hauna Administration w-Ul
unck ubtedly beintenMf led.and the odium be
feo great that a Democratic victory will be
assured at the general election. It has
been a long time since the people or ilns
country hove been o overwhelmingly in
favor of any public policv within the pro
vince or Congress. Conventions have in
serted planksiu their platforms favoring the
acknowledgement or Cuba as a belliger-nt.
Stale legislatures have adopted resolutions
to thaleffect; ministers from the pulpit, and
judges from the bench have cried out for it.
and the people at large have said amen to
eacL of these declarations.
Tin. Democratic Congressmen know this,
and the j know also that many of them,
as .ell as many of the Republicans, were
elected with the express or implied promise
being given that they would do all in thir
power to alleviate the suffering of little
Cuba, and they have sho.vn by their rc
tlons heretofore, and last night, that they
regard the sentiments of their c stituents
and the express or implied pron .es thev
mad! thtni. They feel that, by pursuing
the course determined on last night they
will meet with the indorsement of a whole
nation, and that when the people igain
go to the polls they will so express them
Iheie was but little debate last night
after Chairman Richardson called the
cam us to older. The propositions were
cleai.-cut, and those present thoroughly
undcistood them. The anti-civil servi.-e
leforn movement was left to the wrang
ling Republicans to wrestle with, the
caucus wisely deciding that no go xl
could at present conic to them by aiding
Repuolicaus to turn Democrats out jf
office The Hawaiian question was left
alone also. Theic are many Democritic
members who favor annexation, and
there aie others who do not, and to pie
veui the slightest element of discord
enlcnug the solid phalanx of the minority
as new constituted, it was decided not to
make annexation a caucus matter.
Before adjourning the caucus adopted a
resolution as follows:
Resolved, That a committee of one mem
ber lrom each State, Territory and the
District of Columbia, be selected by the
liinocratip delegations from each State
ai.d tlie nine Senators to be appointed by
tiie Senate Democratic caucus be con
itituted to conduct the Congressional cam
pi ign of I89S, and be known as the Demo
cratic Congressional committee: said com
mittee to have power to fill all vacancies
Mid to appoint members for the States and
Territories which have no Democratic rep
imputative in the Housb of Representatives
or the Senate.
Chas Flelselimnnn's Will Probated
Cn en nat:, Dec. 14 The will of Chailes
Flrr-clw-ann, the deceased dlstillei and
yeast n onufactv.icr, was" probated today
Itgivei the oxccutois, Julius antlMax, the
sous, and the widow absolute control of
the business, which is to continue. The
estot ii valued at $1,000,000 personality
and S3 ,000,000 lealty. Tins sum is named
Tor thi: purpose of qualifying bondsman,
b'sfc the estate is said to be worth six
Amenta's Greatest Health and
Will be Oceau City, Md., in a few years.
Chance to buy choice building lotfoi asong
at Sloan's auction rooms. 14.07 G st.,
Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 4:15. It-em
Xow is the time to buy lumber.
We will make the prices to suit jou.
LABOR OBJECTS TO HAWAII
American Federation Urges Rejec
tion of the Treaty.
Denver Enters the Contest for -lie
Next Plate of Meeting ol
Nasl ville, Tenn., Dec. 14. The Amer
ioin Federation of Labor held two ses
sicmc tixlay . An important resolution acted
up i wa c one disapproving of the annexa
tion of Hawaii, and urging the Senate to
reject the ticnty of annexation.
The resolution was recommended by the
cooriii'ttee and adopted by the convention
after tome discussion. An amendment to
provide that the committee halt go i.e
forc the Senate and urge the rejection of
the treat v was adopted.
A icsohtiion favoring Govemiacut postal
savings banks was passed.
The ;ciciary read several letters nd
diesscd tc the convention. oCrr front tiie
National Women's Christian Teniperait-a
Union, asking th.it the Federation declare
opiKUloi' to "saloons. '"
The city of Denver entered the contest
fo. the next place of meeting 'by inviting
the Federation to assemble in that city in
lH'S. The letters from Pcnver Lore the
stgiii'tuies ol the mayor r.nd the officers
of the Chamber of Commerce.
Tor strike of the engineer- ot Great
Ihitaii was the subject ot au address by
Isaac Cc wan, of Canada.
M X'. Ratchrord, president or the United
Mine Workcis, said today: "It is well im
dc stood by operators and miners that an
advance in mining rates will lie demanded
for the coming year. I do not want to
antHi) ate another mining strike, but when
the time comes I shall, as before, do my
utmos" to avoid it. If it tS" forced upon
us I shall enter into it with determina
SHE WILL MAURY HER COUNSEL
Announcement of the Fnrber-'Peters
Baltimore, Md., Dec. 14 The announce
ment that Mrs. Ella Mercer Peters was
about to in.nr Edwin J. Farber has
created a decided sensation in society
circles. Mrs. Peters was Jiiorced from
State Senator Peters several years ago.
She i a veiy beautiful woman, a lineal
descendant ot Gen. Mercer, of Revolu
tionary fame and moved in the most ex
Abouta year ago she received anonymous
letters of a scandalous chai-acter. After
an investigation Mrs- Peters brought suit
for slander against Mrs. Thomas Caither.
a leader in society and the wjfe of one or
the wealthiest iesident of Howard county,
charging that she wrote the letters Mr
Farber, a well-known lawyer and club
man, was engaged by Mrs- Peters to prose
cute the case.
Tiial has been fixed several times, but
always postponed. Last Saturday It
was again called, but at Mr. FarLet's
lequcat again postponed. It how appears
that a warm attachment sprang up between
lawyer and client, and it is believed. that
it is with a view of accentuating his dis
belief in charges made in the letters upon
which the suit Is based, that Mr. Tart cm
will wed Mis. Peters and then appeal
In his wife's behalf.
F1HE IX HOVER CASTLE.
Only One Engine and Two Hydrants
in the Fortress.
Dover. England, Dec "14. Fire was dis
covered rhis moniinsr within tfie precincts
of Dover Castle. A strong wml was blow
ing and for some time tiio efforts of the
entire garrison to prevent the flames from
spreading were truitiess. Tlie officers'
quarters weie gutted and another block
ot buildings, 100 yards in extent, were
destroyed. For some time it looked as
though tlie wholecastle would bsdestroyed.
The first fortress ot the kingdom con
tained only one tire engine, and it was
nearly an hour before others arrived.
Then it was found that there-were only
two hydrants available, audit was neces
sary to remit to the primitive method
of passing water bucKeitj.i.long a line of
The Daily News ak.s w here Ahe mischief
would have stopped if the fortress had
been under an enemy's fire.'
Foiieht a Duel Willi Knives.
Dallas. 1 ex., Dec jg!4.s-Mureh Homier
and FiauV- King vcsje'rclay afternoon
fought a duel with knives in the street at
Crockett s, Tex. King wa mortally wound
ed. Bonner was stabbed in several pla es
and may die. The duel was a levivalof a
feucl In winch at least a hair dozen men
have -Jiecn killed.
Hnre Clinnce Xor Investment.
Choice Ocean City lots at public auction,
at Sloan's, L407 G st. Wednesday, Dec. 15,
at 4 15. 'See ad. 3d page. lt.eni
Tills is the dull season with us and
wc cau cut the pricss for what you need.
PRESIDENT LEAYES CANTON
lie and tlia E a tire Washington
Party Arrive Here Today.
Mould Have Preferred to Remain a
Day Longer, But Public Busi
ness Called Him Back.
Canton, Dec. 1 1. President McKmley lias
again sacrificed his personal wishes to what
he regards as his public duty. He very
much desired to remain in Canton with
the family for another day. but his ad
vices from Washington how such ah
accumulation of official business as makes
it necessary for him to return to the White
Hoiue. Accordingly he and Mrs. McKmley,
together with the Cabinet members and
other W a-shhigton peopie here for the
funeral. Assistant Secretary of fctate Day.
Mr Mclvenna and his daughter, Helen, and
others of the relatives who were called
here by the death or the President's
ihother, left for the capital on a special
train, at S .'tQ tonight.
Ncvji liefore in Canton was there such
a sc;v; presented as that attending the
funeru services this afternoon of Mrs.
Nai,- AUenn McKiuley All other pur
suits were abandoned and all citizens,
together with hundreds from other place
pa'd tilbete to the mother of thePresident.
Th ; publu schools closed at noon, courts
adjo'incd, and county and city buildings
closed so that the officials could join
tm uiembeis of the bar m attending
thi se iv ices in a body. Shops and fac
tories shut down for tlie afternoon and
stoics and of tics closed during the
hotns of the funeral.
At the church the President sat in the
pew Ms mother always occupied, together
with the other three children, Abner, Helen
n:M Mr?. Duncan. He bowed his head to
the rail ot the pew reverently during the
prayei and seemed to gi c the closest it
tent ion to the words of sympathy andeulogy
pioiHunced in the pulpit. At the grave
b stood at the head, while the casket was
tenderly Ioweicd by the pallbearers.
Alter the service the immediate family
returned to the homestead to remain until
The members of the Cabinet and other
distinguished guests were entertained at
dioner this evening by Mrs. George D.
The President's wire, owing to the
state of hei health, could not r.ttend the
se. vices. Just as he wis leaving the
cemcteiy this afternoon the President
ga'heied up two beautiful clusters of flower-,
anftlovingly laid them on the graves
of his two children, who lie n the family
lot. MURDEBEU BY WH1TECAPS.
Two Witnesses in u Criminal Case
Shot to Death at Night.
Birmirgham, Ala., Dec. 4 Lewis and
John Bonner, colored, brothers, residing
three miles from Kenned v, in Lamar countv.
were murocied last night by whitccaps.
The moii were living together in the tan;
house. The place was visited by the
muiderers shortly after midnight. The
dooi was bit'Vcn open and the tw o nroes
shot to death.
Lewi- Bonnei was a United States wit
ness against peisons from that section
and a State witness against alleged white
caps who shot another negro to death
sonic months ago. Hewasorderedto'oave
the communit v , and notices were posted on
Ins door The affair has created inteasc
excitement among the l egroes, and grit
indignation among all law-abiding citi
Whit era p cottages have occurred sever ii
times in the neighborhood of Kennedy,
and moie than three murders are now laid
it the doois of the regulators. The State
and Government officials, have been noti
fied of the assassination and a thoiough
cxan n atioti is to be made.
ANDEHsON TO BE TRIED ALONE.
Cases Against Other bailors of the
Olive Pecker Nolle Pressed.
Norfolk, Va., Dec. 14.-John Andersoa,
the cook or the Olive Tecker, will be
put on trial for his life In the Federal
court tomorrow. He will ha-e to face
the charges of murdering Capt. Whitman
and Mate Saunders, or the schooner, a id
burning f-e vesel alone, as the indict
ments against John Lind, William Hon
burg and Manuel de Dios Earrial wore to
Got man on the District Committee
Senator Gorman, Instead of Senator Mor
gan, as w asut fust reported, has been added
to the District of Columbia Committee of
Chance to Own a Home.
Choice lots in OceanCity, Md., at auction.
Sloan's auction rooms, 1407 C s . Wednes
day, Dec. 15, at 4.15. America's coming
health and pleasme resort. It.em
North Cai olina flooring 1 50 per
100 ft. All oue width and one length.
BRYAN TO SEE A BULL FIGHT.
He and Toreador Sfazzantini Have
Become Warm Friends.
City of Mexico, Dec. 11. William Jen
nings Bryan spent a busy day here visit
ing points of interest about the city. He
is the recipient of great attentions at the
hands of high government officials and
the American colony.
His magnificent suite ur rooms at Hotel
Sanz adjoin tl osc ot Luis .Mazzantini, the
celebrated Spanish bull-fighter, who has
just arrived hce from Spain, .md receive
$5,t)00 for each perform nice. He and Mr.
Bryan Lave become- warm friends, and
the free silver orator will occupy the box
of honor at Mar.antini's great bull-fiht
HILL WILL HELP MURPHY
Promises to Aid the Latter to Re
turn to tlie Senate.
Says the First Thing to Be Done I-
to Get the Legislature, Which
Is No Easy Task.
Troy, X. Y, Dec 14. Senator Edward
Murphy's frinds here today gave out that
he lately culled on ex-Senator David 11.
Hill to get him lo help hltu to re-election
to tli-j Senate. They poiut to the fact that
Mr. Murphy believ en Mr Hffl to be alea."r
to so.oe eUent, whether he Is the State
leader or not. They say that the evSeator
received the Senator very cordially, and
said in substance to hnn:
"If you a o a candidate for ic-electton.
of course I'll do what I con to help you.
Wc must do all we can to get the next
legislature first. That won't be an easy
task. We must all begin work to carry
it now. To that end we must have no
rivalries oi bickerings. Let each man
do his best in his own way and in las own
teiritorv, with a full understanding that
you are to be a candidate to succeed
yourself. I'll be (or you and for the
party w Ith all my f i lends on thatprogram."
Both M i. Hill and Mr. Mnrphy liave kept
quiet about tills meeting at Mr. Murphy's
requet, expressed to tir former, but tlie
lattcr's friends have heard of It and
deem it riirht to give it out.
ACTOR RATCLIFFE IN JAIL
Committed At the End of Yester
The Tiial Not Yet Concluded Wife
Tells How Her Husband
New York, Dec. 14 Alice Hatcllfte,
"eter De Lacy's daughter, came to tis
court of general sessions this morning to
mset her husband, C. J. RatcHffe, the actor,
fuce to face and to give testimony which
might iu tlie event of his conviction subject
nun to five years imprisonment Ralellffeis
accused of assaulting his wife on June 12.
He came lo court half an hour before hi
case wasca'lc d. He was, as usual, dressed
"I should like a little five minute talk
with my wife,' he said. "Wc have eo'iie
te an understanding many times bcror.
twt now her friends won t let me see her.
try as I may.'
Mrs. RatcHffe was called and told or her
meeting with and marriage to the actor
This latter event occurred before a Ho
boken justice or the iieaoe on August -.1,
1S94. She tc.ld of their married life down
to the eventful dnyrot June I- last.
Mrs. Itntchfie broke down several tims.
She said in answer to question that site
was never under restraint by her relative,
and that she had init tried to ee her
lurliaiid, though RatcHffe sent numerous
dispatches and letters to her. Dispatches
were iHtiodurcd as evidence. One begged
his wife to spare their innocent chiMInm
the disgrace of a criminal charge that
niij-'i"; send hnn to prison.
When Judge Newburger adjourned tie
caso until tomorrow, RatcHffe picked op
his overcoat and cane and adjusting his
eyeglasses on his nose, shook hands with
som triends, who stepped forward to
greet him. He was preparing to leave th'
couitioom, as usual, being out on bail
A icportei informed him that Court Clerk
Hall was making out a coinmltiucur.
Ji.dgc New lunger had decided to send
him to the Tombs.
The actor's face became whits. He said
he did not believe it. A minute later hit,
counsel was called up to the Judge's desk.
Then the clerk handed the commitment
papers to one of the court officers, w ho
stepped from behind tiie railing, and pi 12
ing his hand upon the actor's shoulder,
''The judge has committed you, and 1 1111
compelled to turn you over to thecustodv
of thi shenrr."
Depot v Sherirf Kelley tapped RatcHffe
on the hhouldei, telling the actor to fol
low lur.i Into the piison pen.. RatcHffe
was escorted to the Tombs prison, wheie
hi, was locked up in a cell in tier 4.
WHISKERS AN ABOMINATION.
An Evanuelist Pi edicts Punishment
for Those Thnt Wear Them.
Chambcrsburg, Pa., Dec. 1 L Rev. B. H.
Irwin, an evangelist from Lincoln, Neb.,
who has been holding icvivals in the King
Street United Brethren Church here for a
month, has condemned the use of tobacco
and the wearing of whiskeis, and pre
dicted dhc punishment for those who
would offend in those two matters.
At his last meeting he condemned the
wearing of fcatheis and so worked jpon
the feelings of the women in his audience
that some or them toie the feathers from
theli bonnets in sight ot all in the church.
Arrested Tinder the Exclusion Aot.
Wilmiuglon, Del., Dec. 1 1 Ross S.
Pennington, of IJaltlmoie, arrested a nuni
oer of Chine-e here today under the
Chinese exclusion act. They have no cer
tificates of legistmtion, and are part if
the large number of Chinamen smuggled
IVY BUSINESS COLLEGE-Sth and K.
None better; $25 a year; day or night.
Straight grain Ga. plno flooring,
all one width, S2.73 per 100 feet-
CUBA S 1ST CMVLYIR
Five Hundred Thonsand Persons
Rave Died in a Year.
FAMINE, SICKNESS AND WAR
Inmntes of the Insane Asylum at
Havana Dying From Hunger- X it
a Physician in ilannuiiu, Xt MSdTp
cino for t heroic SinuoJune tinijjp
Havana, . la The Mefeop of Mn-'
vuiWthlseJxcBttenej D MaMnel Smaljr
y Prutoa, to-fathering af! th a alitor Hfo
reports of deaths in Cufca for the P6
year. Tlie priests of an the parka reta.r
to ldm the naihber of pereooa who have
died in their districts from ftiMae, eni
dimlcs or war. The archbishop of gn
ti..go de Cuba is. collecting aimiiar statfettes
a the leanest of tlie bishop ot Havana,
aiai, up to this time, according to Unut
v orthy information, they have- Kmum! tta&
500,Goo pcrnua have died in Cuba, la tkfa
srort tiins. f
It is to be observed that the largest &.
mate of the population of this tiOanU before,
the war wa 1 ,500,000. With the IO0,WO
persons wlio have emigrated from tiie
ikiaud it wH be seen that the btekop's
-talis k confirm th? estimate that e 00,000
perxona have died or left Cuba, which ws
mads twomonths ago In the insane asylum
of Havana, called here Masaru, a j Hh
tlon maintauiedby tliegovernntent,the por
Inmates are actually dying of hunger. I
Within light of this capital. in tha fgh
boring town of Managua, the eoiwttUea of
affairs is really horrible. The Diario de Hi
Marina, a Spanish Reformist papr, iater
ested now in sopjortiHg Captain Geaecal
Blanco, describes the situation as follows:
'-There is not a urgle phyMCiaa m the
towa and the people are dying without
treat u.ent. What is called the aoae of
cultivaliuu is a myth. Nothing of the
khid exists. The coRcentrados wUhans
any implements cannot till tfcegrouattaHd
hoi ct the awful mortality from stoma.
thai. There are no sanitary reanKMoatr.
Smce Jane not a particle ot n.eiMeine ha.
uteu given to the sick. NotwithsiaafMag
all the orders of the government to feel the
cm cerlrade, not . piece of breaA IMS
beet given lo them, and thev die a
hunger as they did in the days of Weyler.
"The same condition exists in all tha
title and pnreipal towns or the iataaM.
Letters f wn Pumr dai Kin, litaaa0lsQr -limgos,
Saofa. Clara, Sanctis nirltoitP wm
Principe and Santiago de Cntw give tae
aftiue gloom) details or the extermhrana
of the Cuban people. JBiinco fca only
eranged things on paper. Now, a when.
Weyier wa here, Cnba is a hen."
Trn float lag dock is sUH beneath die
waters of the Bay of Havana, ami the
longer it is submerged, according to evai
experts, the more difficult It wHI he
to inak it float again. The mud la the
bay and the sand brought by the rtver
from Cas.i Blanca is filling the dock.
making it heavier, and they will finally
anchor it fast to the bottom of the iay.
People here- sav the dock was pnraueeiy
sunk becrust it was good for nothing,
ami half of the money appropriated f,r
it by the government was, stolen by some
of the agents.
It is officially announced here today
that the muntcipanty of Puerto Principe
has not a cent in the treasury. The reason
m that alltheehttle in tnectcy and province
have been killed and the taxes on the
slaughter house was the only income of the
It ha utaCiara province -overal skirmishes
are reported between Puntilla Larga and
Manatas, with eleven insurgents ktMed mmI
three Spanish soldiers wounded. Another
engagement in Matauzas province resulted
in Tour insurgents killed and one Spaniard
wrunded. The insurgents have blown op
wilhdynaii it.; the train between Canas ami
1'ejame Pasar. doing much damage to tha
station ami track, but nobody was hart.
Patdo Herrera, conductor of the train, had
This morning the city coancWors of b
nsunicipallty ot Havana were astouncfecFto
read a decree of the governor of ttrfe
province, TJst Jose Brtrzon, ordering the
private property ot the councillors to be
seize for payment of the sums doe from
tn- r.uiiicipality to the board of provincial
deputies- A decided sensation ha Woo
caused by this order.
SPANIARDS AHE HELPLESS.
No Means to Alleviate Suffering iu
Their Owu Ranks.
A private letter to a prominent flep.ib
licau politician of this city has Keen re
ceived from a friend in Havana Osu
of the statements in the letter is that Uie
Spaniards have no means Willi which to
alleviate th starvation and sickness among
even their cwa soldiers, and that they Ma
necessarily taking no care of the rseon-centrados-
It is alleged that there are
about 40,000 Spanish toldiers in hospltahr
w ho are suffering for the want of food aad
Reference is made in the letter to a proc
lamation by Gea. Gomez, in which Ho
sizes up G-n. Blanco's efforts as tlie
expiring Incidents ot the war which most
boon be ended in favor ot the insurgents.-
SEIZED BY CANADIAN CRUISBR.
American 'Blacklisted" S-'lioon r
Ttilcn Near Ottawa.
Ottawa, Dec. 14. The seizure ot an
American schooner by the Canadian ember
Osprey lias been reported to hoa.hpjarters
by Capt. Know Ron. The schooner la
question . the name of which has not bean
divulged, lias been on the black list for
soma time, having not into Lock port, X
3., for repairs, and having aaHml again
without reporting The penalty r $400
fine, and it is likely tlie owners wilt bu
mulcted for the f nH amount.
EOW1N GOlTLD's NEW VJCCT7lB.
Largest Match Factory in Amerec
to Be Established in Chieas-o.
Chicago, Dec. 11. -The iargust m.ttflh
factory on A mcrican coil Is to be loentod
near Chieai?o. Within, six months Etl-win
Gould will testis the command aad bo Hutu
will be fired-in the old River View fac
tory of tlie Kankakee Furultwe Com
pany. ' Gu pine flooring, all one widtb,
' clear No. 1 material, only S2 per 100ft.