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WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, DECEMBIEE 18, 3897 TEN PAG-E3. - ONE CENT.
ABJECT 10 CMS. P. DRYIH
lIMs pminatioii as Minister to
JSanatws Think the Mission Under
jPntQea&Ht Conditions Beyond His
Qtrstep Kiim -Nat Yet Sent in
Sinn OawBrMiRUluH Envoy Denby
9flfM msl IVJcfiu
' 5rte te good wna to believe tlwit
tfcer wW He acttvp and. perhaps serious,
ufWaAKm to tie oonttrmation of Mr.
Cnartes Pa Bryan, of Chicago, who has
Iumm nominated as ndntster to CMna.
JJtfmagfc the President appointed Mr.
IBrsMtt Umk the races of the Suatc,
ihfe whw ha not yet been tent in fir
ifr idaee, MtrnHar character liavc been
KM. Oft, teat that of Mr, Bryan, for some
Tsaiirn tesnatMh behind. It will ba.e a
rowe road when it does roach tun
A fKMUfcieur member of the Committee
on Foreign KeiattoM ld yesterday that
HTecal piMiMc h Ikh filed with rue
umnmltifi again the confirmation of
Mr. Bryan and other -were expected. Wlwt
action the committee would take he couid
not ay, hat be wa confident theic woukl
he wwrv r lea of opposition when the
n midlist tin came np for consideration in
The itton to Mr. Bryan is not based
(ob pemmal ground. Tho1- who oppufe
lata y that M. b a most estimable geii'le
iMan.tmllbey brieve that with tbe existing
order of ttdnps in the Orient , there should be
at Retain mie titan skilled in diplomacy
and oaaabteof meeting to- dlpkiraatt-of the
other notion- who arc there looking after
the nerKot: their rehpect i ve go veriuuentf.
Several Senator have caMed the at teat ion
of tbe President to what they characterize
ah uhe weakness of this nomination. With
Rat4a, Japan and Geriuany reaching; out
a4er a portion of ibe ChiiK'Hj empire, and
wtUt the other nation. Jookinp on with
JoaVMi' eye, the chance are Utat tltc large
tcwAe of m American, in tlte OrieHt will
he aiwertedbtto'Aher cuatie'. ard that we
may HiCfer luatertal Jos.
t fas to ami this very comnMtkju
tint, lib J'roeldeBt ha been urged to ed
te ?& mn with experience ami skill.
tYbeifeet- Mi- Bryau'6 aame will be wttb
demwa rematab to be neen. Meawalte
IMt. ety wHI lemate. It is not ens
tamary foi inloteters to jtrwent their kit en.
T recall until tbdr saooeasorb arrive.
Mr.leby haee ved through three admia
Mbcattone Me ih J t bfe pofet. Be was heard
Xt&R yesterday tbrouii the State Depart
imwsic. A detT'ee fitted by Mm was sent
to ttM i6.te hi which he jmmotes to
eUii tb funcUune of United States con
rU in China in making arrets of United
HlaUK Omii- in that country, by re
Mprtax the limitation tuft confined thm
KafcHy U the limit of tlielr own con
Hilar dlatrkt. The law require, sucii
daefc to be submitted to Congress for
TOittKwUoa before ttoey become effective
Jt u fcoinetWug cf a fsurprlse when it
was auMuunced that Mi . Denby wonld be
HjRereA of office. He Jfe a man of wide
smd practical knowledKe, and is news
taty 'well up in the affuir of China, her
Ffltattoo to ti4t eodotry and to urpe
34r. at y.i lives in Chicago, but is now
in tbMky lwobaWy awaitins the action of
fee Senate. He ie a lawyer and ywrnaliot.
altwt forty years of age, and has been in
beta the Illinois and Colorado legislatures.
Hfc ftui-e wa at one Wine a Cominteaunsr
of tb IJWrict of Columbia.
CMna Is a power eminently and ccn
elateatly friendly to A merit, and there is a
Mot la the air that she has already nrned
for rtMtdiiis: or louninxr in, i-
-ttl.out doubt n Morris Clmir
The back being udJoManlt,
every one can choose bis own
IMi'tirular nn;tlc It is .1 m-ist
4i;btfuny rent fill Clmlr.
Tin- one Uii cui refweents is
CiplhittaeredtM curvhuoy. WcM made.
finely fhiWbcd, aud wHI iat a llfe-
F Paturdayonly wc will aeil it Jt
atfl or Crei.it'
I Mayer & Pettit
415417 Seventh St.
Frank Llbbpy & Company,
Sixth street ad New lork aienue.
to llifo country for prospective assistance.
In other -worUb, a strong ninn, a man of
affairs and diplomatic experience, is now
needed, they .say, both by America nid
China, at Hie Amcrlcun legation in China.
It avo tinted at the White House yes
terday that while some Senators had
protested against the confirmation of Mr.
Bryan, ho objection. so far as he know, had
been made in this relation to the rresi-deut.
XO LIVES WERE LOST.
But 1,000,000 "Worth of Properly
AVnlJriieil Up at Grand l'orK.
Uialid Fork-, X. U., leo- 17. Fire tlt
entailed a lose estimated at alHmt $l,0,-
000 occurred here tliht tnorMlH?. The
flame started in the Hotel IMkotah, a.
large. five-uuy btruetur;, which vaa :oiii
nietely destroyed. Tle twtel bad beon
'-Mlt at a aei of $250,000. Tbe fire
spread to the four-story store buiKliin; oc
cupied by Xash Brotlicr-., ajid it ww alo
Xah Brotiicrjicoiiductetla general -whole-Kale
grocery and cigar business, and tin in
flammable goodfe in tlie firing establihh
meut toelreil tj feed the flamec, which were
rominiHitCfctcd to tle five-Mory structure
in which was located the Grand Forks
Mercantile Company. The insurance is
1 l-ported to cover tliree-fourtlis of the lo.
Humors were started that a number of
live were Iofct. but tliey failed of con
rirmaUon. MANY IMMIGRANTS LAND
Four Big Shiploads of Foreigners
Itcacli Ellis Island.
A Young; Widow In Surprised ut tlie
Comiiiif.ioner, Seemingly Im
New Ywk, Dec. 17. Four big ship
loads of immigrants came in today. Nearly
1,200 immigrants, all told, passed 'n.o
tlie investiaptKHf rKm, where the men at
Uie variou"! deskh transcribed their agefe,
destinatioiib, and soon.
The main detention-room was already
halt filled with the leftovers from the
last hhip, and by tonight it will be un
There are three detention rooms at the
barge oflce; one for the immigranu wait
ing for relatives to call for them, one for
tlie excluded pasengeris. and one for thtne
sent lo tlie Immigration Bureau by New
York city for transportation back to
their native country.
In the firtt big room, where those who
are legally entitled to pass await their
friends, are girls, women and children.
Men of the tame das.s have a separate
The women who are debarred the privi
lege of landing arc also accommodated
in thh room. The excluded men have a
fenced-in compartment to themselves.
On a bench in the detention-room today
there !-a a picUircHiue group a you-jg
mother and two children of tbe oa th of
Italy, whox- circuiufctances have be'n
looked in to by the special Inquiry committee.
The woman was Maria Pedacio. -She
liad only 40 lira in her por.e, and the
conunittee Judged that sbc ought to e
detained until bet meter Ku Atlantic City,
to whom he was going, gave affidavit
of her willingness to support the Tedario
"How oW are your' the young widow
Pcdado was srtced. She replied in Italian
that she was twenty-six or twenty-eigh.
somewhere about there. She seemed
a&tonlshed that thecommlUee should doubt
her ability to caic for her children.
JACOB SCHWE1VS SUDDEN DEATH
Found TJnder the Influence of .
New York, Dec. 17. A mild sensation
was caused in Wall stieet circles this
morning when it was learned that JaooIj
Schwed, ulto was connected with the big
Wall street firm of Henry Clews & Co ,
was devl In Montgomery, Ala., and that
he was sufHosed to have committed sui
cide. .According to a dispatch from Mmtgom
cry, Schwed was found In a room In his
hotel there lasrtenlng under the influnece
of a poweiful narcotic. Medical uid wis
et once summoned. The doctors worked
ovei tlie patient for several hours, but
be died without legaming consciousness.
Tbe friends of tlie dead man scout hc
"Yesterday afternoon." Uenry Clews
said this looming, "we received a dispatch
from him stynig lie was indispoufl aud
would return at once. I know of no reason
why he should commit suicide, and don't
believe he has done so. His accounts with
us are all right. lie was a great favorite
with everyone and a man of fine ap
pearance. He received money right along
from hs wealthy relatives In Germany.
His daughter was married to a Chicago
man about three or four weks agoandthey
had a big reepption at the Holland Hohv.
M" f-chwed was never despondent and he
was not the man to commit suicide."
Furnaces in Full Blast.
Pittsburg. Pa. Dec. 17. l'he iron and
steel bufeineos of tbe curient mouth iliows
so far that it will eclipse the famous
December "of 1S91!, which up till i.ow
carried the banner as the leading ?ki -on.
All the mills and blast rurnaces are run
ning full time, and orders are booked for
late delivery In 18h9. "Within ten days
40.000 tons of pig iron and over 100,000
tMs of bars, billets-, etc, have been wild,
with everv blast furnace of this district
running full. Slocks have decreased
10,000 tons within a week.
Farmer Mnrtiii'a Sliotyjnu.
Union Corners, N. Y., Dec 17. F inner
Martin Is hunting for dynamite to blow
up -the Ijrkiges constructed, on !)i$ faim
by the New Rochelle Water Sompaiy.
His gairisoh had a brief but fecisive
skirmish yesterday afternoon with the
enemy, which attempted to place padlocks
on the gates of the property. The enemy
was again compelled to letreac .t the
muiule of a shotgun, wlthoutaccomplishing
Slngovtnn Feathered His Nost.
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 17. -In the cross
examination of ex Mayor rank Magow
an today relative to the missing $270,000
of the cash of the Trenton Rubber Com
pany, It was developed that at tlie or
ganization of the Empire Rubber Compnny
Magowan received the sum of $200,000
in cash and-$3()0.000 of stock practically
for thb use of his name and services.
Lumber, Shingles, Laths, Sash,
d '.rss bauds audmoldlDE" at winter pr.ces,
y ORDERED BY ytSKEDHEl
Wilton, C01111., Excited Over a
CLEW TO THE PERPETRATORS
Woman Chloroformed and Her
Husband Shot Fiends Ksfitpe
in a Stolen Hig; Motive of the
Crime Evidently "Viii Tlint of
"Wilton, Conn., Dec. 17 Mrs. Davis S.
Ri luimhert, the wife of a well-known
leMdent or this town, and licrfcelf a writer
of note, was called to her door about (5
o'clock this evening by a knock. Sup
posing ID was her husband, who had been
absent in Xurwalk, she opened the door.
Two mabked men forced their way into
the room, &ei7ed Mrs. l.ainbert and fiuiekly
tied her in a chait. One of them said:
"Whoie is. the bottle?"
Tlie othei then produced a bottle or
chloroform and a ing, and saturating it,
applied it to Mis. Lambert's face. She
became unconscious. The next she rc
membeied was a pistol shot which awoke
her. She saw her husband lying by tlie
door. Releasing herself with great effort,
she rushed tohei husband's side and found
blood oozing froiu a wound in his head.
neighlwrb nnd secured assistance. Lambert
was found with three bullet wounds, one
in the head, one In the left side, near the
heart, and one in the left leg. A bullet,
four empty shell?, and two unused cart
ridges were round on the floor. lie WU lie.
A man named James Comstock, who
was driving home from Xorwalk, reported
passing a horsa and curriage going toward
Xo'-wnlk about the time of the assault, and
from his description it Is thought It van
Lnn.bert's horse. Investigation showed
that the horse was missing, and later
word was received from South Norwilk
that it was found abandoned in the streets.
Two men answering the description of
the assailants, had boarded the 7:55 o'clock
express for New York Mrs. Lnmbcrt says
both men were apparently under thirty
years of age, about five feet eight Inches
tall. One wore a gray suit and both wore
black derby hats.
An examination of the house showd
that nearly every room had been ran
sacked. Nothing of value was missel, but
a purse and Mr. Lambert's watch. Mrs-.
Lambert Is positive that In one of the
men she recognlZHdthc voice of a disso
lute character known as "Denny" Willis,
a former pupil of Mr. Lambert.
Mrs. Lambert is the daughter of the
late Capt. S. E. Ogden, and has con
tributed a number of clever stories to
St. Nicholas and other magnzines under
the name of La L. Ogden. The exact
tune of the assault cannot be told. Mr.
Lambert was about forty-seven years of
The citizens arc greatly excited.
BEVEHLKY WARD'S DEATH.
His Friends Deny Tbnt He Took
His Own Life.
New York. Dec 17. The body or young
Beverley "Ward, who died yesterday morn
ing at the Baltusrol Golf Club, at Short
Hlils. N. J., from the effects of an overdose
ol chloral, is at the house of his rather, in
"West Seventy -sixth street, aud will be
burled tomorrow in the Morristown Cemetery,
at Mnrri.-tfiWn.N. J
It wan again positively stated today by
the friends and relative" of the young m in
tl.nt the story of his having committed sui
cide is entirely false.
''What started Beverley drinking," said
one of his friends today, "I don't know,
but you can be very sure that his death
was an accident, and not suicide. The
man was no coward and not a (putter.
It he had troubles, he was not the man
to run away from them. They might
drive him to dissipation for awhile, but
to suicide, never. Two years ago Beverley
was taking phenacetinc for headaches. He
had been warned to take just so ni'ih
to a dose, but on one occasion I saw J 1111
take nearlj three times the presoiibed
amount, because the first dose did not
affect him as quickly as he thought It
should. He was simply careless, and it
was this unfortunate characteristic tlmt
cost him his life."
DRUGGED AND ROBBED,
Two Snilors Found Unconscious in
Their Bunks and One Dies.
Buffalo, N- Y., Dec. 17. Charles Mur
ray and George Malmquist, of the crev
of the whaleback barge No. 133, weie
found uucMisCious In their bunks In the
hold of the- barge this morning. Murray
died and Malmquist was taken to the
nospital 'iu an unconscious condition.
The police think the men were dragged
and robbed, as they were paid off ;es-
lerday, and each had about .$50
night. A purse containing $21
found near where the men slept,
police are working on the case.
INTERFERING WITH THE FIGHT.
Griffo-T.avig;ne Mill Interdicted oy
the Ouklund Police.
8ai-Francisco,Dec. 17. ltwn.saiinouai:d
hi thin city todajthat the Oakland police
would not penult the Griffo-Lavigne light
to take place. Persons who have talked
with the head of the Oakland police de
partment say thatthere is now 00 possibility
of the men meeting in this vicinity.
In reply toa message from New Orleans,
asking Tom Sharkey whether he would
meet Peter Maher In a twenty-round bout,
Sharkey has replied that he will sign
Immediately on lecelving the articles
01 agi cement.
Bonui Gulltj' of Murder.
Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 17 The jurv
tonight round Charles Bonai, charged with
the muider of Georgia Marcus Nichols, on
July 22 last, guilty of murder in the first
degree. 'Bbcy were out one hour and
forty minutes. Bonai heard the verdict
without exhibiting the slightest emotion.
Maggie Weeks Bonai, the wire of the
accused, who went on the witnes-stand
against her husband, was not in court
when the jury came in. Sentence w 11 be
passed upon Honai next Tuesday.
nfleon-Year-Old Boy Hanged.
Birmingham, Aln., Dec 17. -Bud Beard,
a fifteen j ear-old colored boy, was hanged
at Carrollton today for rape.
Everv business has its dull and cut-
J price period. Ours Is now 011. Call on us.
NO NEGROES ON THIS JURY.
Its Composition Excepted to for This
Reason in Missouri. )
Kansas City, Mo., Dec 17.-Jusepli Mc
Coy, cha'nuan of the Bcpublloau' co-mty
committee, created a sensation tdday by
excepting to a Jury in thi" 'Ircuit court
because there wero no fit -i'les on It.
McCoy appparcd as attorney Jftr Ed Tem
ple, a n.gro, charged with roM)ery.
By a decision of the Mis"TOti supreme
court a negto is not entltleiglo demand
trial by a negro jury, but (Attorney M -Coy
liolde that the county lias no right
to exclude the names of negroes from
the jury wheel as It does now. The
question will be argued tomorrow.
CARL SCJIURZ RE-ELECTED.
Nntlonnl Civil Service Reform Leaguo
Agiuii Makes Illm President.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 17.-The X"Ulonnl
Civil Service Reform League "ineetlugs
closed here tonight with a dinner, at which
Judge Taft. or the United States court or
At the election today President Carl
Schur was re-elected as were all the
officers. The next annual meeting will
be held in Boston.
The resolutions adopted criticise ; ny
Kei ublican member of ingress who will
support the repeal of the Ivil feerlce law.
GOMI'ERS WILL BE RE-ELECTED.
Federation of I.tibnt Outspoken in
Favor of Cuban Independent e.
Nashville, 'I enn., Dec 17. The American
Federation of Labor will elect ofricers to
morrow , and It Is expected that the cou
ventiui will adjourn next Tuesday. The
general t pinion is that President Gompers
will be ic elected, with the satue executive
council Detroit seems to be In the lead
for the next place of meeting.
The rejairt or the epecial committee on
the eight-hour movement, presented arevolu
tlon instructing the executive council to
endeavor to secure au amendment to the
constitution, so that Congress may be em
powered to legislate on the subject of the
hours of labor or women and children.
There was a lively discussion of a reso
lution lu regard to Cuba. The resolu
tion et forth that the working people or
the United States aud the American
Federation oT Labor are on recprd as in
favor of the roimal recognition by the
United States CoagreSb of the fact that
a state cf war exists in the Island and
calls upon the President and conferees lo
recognize the belligerent rights of the
KILLETHEH FAMILY" FOR MONEY
OtilbiKunder, Who Poisoned. Mother
and Brother, Put on Trial.
twenty yet is or age, wlro is in Jail here
charged with poionlng her brother, HHrry,
and causing the death of her mother by
the fcer3 means, in order to get the
insurance money on their livee, had her
first hearing in the polfae- court this
Prttf. Lai U more made a rt-ypju todty
in which he stated thst he bad fbunnr
arsenic and Paris greed In several glasses
and dishes, nnd enough In a bottle of
..-lne to kill several people.
Harry Kunder was brought from the
hospital hi a weak o'ndttlon and told
his storv on the stand. He said the
whole f3inil , with the exception of Otilia,
weie taken sick a week ago Wednesday
at supper. During tbe night his stater
Otilia alteuded him and gjtvc him some
milk and wine to drink. He became
unconscious and remembered nothing more
Otilia receded several hundred dollars
from a life insurance company ou her
UNDERGROUND RAPID TRANSIT.
Judicial Decision Tlint May Give
New York Such n Road.
Now Y'ork, Dec 17. The appellate divi
sion of the supreme court today handed
down n decision confirming thc report
of the special cui.nnismon which examined
aud favorably teported upon the plans for
an undeigiound load. The line as pro
jected will run from the lower end of the
city to the 1101 them limits, and cost rrjtn
$30,000,000 to $50,000,000..
The ciedit of the city is to be lack
of the enterprise; In fact, the city is to
build the tunnel for the road. The question
at Issue was whether the citv was exceed
ing the limit ot in debtedncs's fixed oy the
The rapid transit commission, in charge
of the work, will meet tomorrow, ind it
Is believed an effort will be made toenlist
the friendly Interest of the new city
administration, which comes into po.ver
DESPERATE CRCOKS ARRESTED.
A Trio That Is Known Throughout
the Count vy.
New York, Dec. 17. Three of the best
known and most desperate crooks in the
country were today taken lo the Essex
Market police court and remanded back to
The crooks are wanted In Philadelphia for
the burglarj or Albert Abrahams' jewelry
store, at No. 24 North Ninth street, ou tlie
night of December 11. The thieve secured
booty valued at $5,000'. The men are Ed
ward Farrell. alias "llilady;"'Andy Craig,
alias 'FalryMc'iulre." and Ed Maun, alias
"Ed McGee. All are professional burglars.
Brut he 1 Kills Brother.
Haml.uig. rk .Dec IT.-O11 theVaughan
Tilanlatlot.. twenty miles from Eonlta,
William Wilkin, a young planter, was
struck on the head by a stick of wood
by his bioihur .issper today, the blow
causing death. He days William had
drawn a pistol and would have, killed 'dm.
The dead man leaves a widow and three
Mrs. Brilliiiglon Booth JScrioiisly 111.
Montclair, N. J., Dec 17-Mrs. Mi id
B. Booth, wife or B.iIlington'Booth, co n
mander of the American Volunteers, is
seriously ill and has gone to New York
for treatment. Commander Eooth said to
day that he vas very anxious tbout her
condition. Her illness is due to overwork
G rover C'levelnnd and the Ducks.
Charleston, S. C.Dee. 17. trover Cle.'c
laud bagged twenty-nine ducks in two
hours this morning, and he said it was
the finest sport he cverssaw. Mr.Cleveland
is still using .theGoyernment's launch,
the Watei Lily, iffs party will leturn
next Wednesday. a ,
The Conference, Adjourned.
London- Dec. 17.- Tbe Vohrerer.c bet-ween
the representatives of the Amalgamated
Society or Engineers and the Employers'
Federatioi. adjourned until December 28.
Meanwhile a ballot will be taken by the
engineers on all the proposals, made by
White pine doors .$1.00 en eh; inch
J aud a ialf thick; the best Avorkmansbsp.
Sagasta's Decree May Be Over
thrown by tlie Cortes.
NOT A LAW OF THE NATION
Merely 1111 Act of the Liberal Party
Conservatives in Spain Largely In
fluenced by Views of Robledo and
Weyler If It Does Not Tend to
Restore Peace Blanco W.ll Resign.
, Havana. Dec. 17, vln Key "West. Gen.
Blanco has declared that It within a reason
able time after the establishment of
autonomy in Cuba it is clearly seen that it
has no practical effect in the restoration
of peace, he will lender his resignation
to the central government, aud return to
Spain. The captain-general mil the leaders
of the Autonomist and Reroriuist parties
are very busj just now over the decree or
autonomy whlchhas Just arrived from Spa 11.
It Is believed that simultaneously with
the publication of the decree the captain-
general wilt Issue a proclamation inviting
the insurgents tosunender in view of the
concessions made by Spain to the island.
How little conference may be had In this
new autonomy Is clear from the following
paragraphs of the Introduction to the
decree signed by the prime minister.
Scnor Sagastu, and now at the office
ot the captain-general:
"The government frankly confesses that
for the Host successful result of its plans
it would be better to -have this decree
previously discussed In Parliament and
judged by public opinion and the press,
but it is not its fault, as it was not the
fault of the precedent government, If
the pressure of tlie hard circumstances
now existing compels it to do without
such a valuable guarantee. But ir the
party which is now in power did not
hesitate when in the opposition to sup
port tho Conservative party and vote in
favor or its, decisions, now that circum
stances are more hard. still and overburd in
ub wc have tt right to hope that public
opinion will back us and that Parliament
will approve cur conduct."
There Is no possible misunderstanding
these words. Tlie autonomy now granted
lo Cuba is merely an act ot the Liberal
party -or Senor Sngasta-not a law of
the fc-pauish nation. Parliament has still
a light to amMil It, aud that the Sngastn.
part' is afraid of tbe action of the Ori-
pcrmive in the Cortes Is proved by the
language, of - the prime minister In..tu
dr-avoring to obllgnte the Conservative by
recalling that the Liberals supported them
iu the decrees Issued by Canovas without
previous Parliamentary consent-
Secor Santos Guzman, a well-known
leader of the Conservatives in Havana,
is of the opinion that the step can he
taken by the Sagasta government In pass
ing over the Cortes to modify so radically
th constitution r Cuba is too reckless to
have any enduring character. The same
views are entertained by all sensible per
sons here, ind the" autonomy decree, with
that stamp of feebleness set in its very
introduction by Senor Saeasta, has not
aroused much enthusiasm.
Trouble is feared in Havana from the
Conservatives. Many efforts have been
made by particans of the new regime to
obtain an understanding between tlie
C ir-ei vat tves and the government, and
pen-Made the rormer to Issue a manifesto
in their assembly of December 20, accept
ing autonomy. It is said that the Marquis
of A pei Teguia is ready to advise the is
suing of tlie manifesto, but the attitude
of the large majority of his party is un
con:promicing against the decree. It all
depends on what the attitude of the Con
servatives in Spain shall be, and it is well
known that until now they have been very
much influenced by the views of Itoni.-ro
Ki.bledo aud Weylcr.
REPORTED INSURGENT DEFEAT.
;nrn About to Start a Campaign
Against Caltxto Garcia.
Havana, Dec 17 It is reported of fio5iily
heie todav at the captain general's oif'ce
that a fierce engagement lias taken place
at Maugulto.near SancllSpiritus, in which
the insurgents left twenty-five killed in
the field and the loyalists had only two
wounded. Beside-, sny.s the report, three
insurgents were madp prisoners, and thirty
lirises, three muip.firteeii saddles, su-y-tix
rifles, five machetes. 1.000 cartridges,
provisions, and important documents were
captured by the Spanish troops.
The newepapersheresay tint Gen. Segura,
wllh 4.000 men and to field cannon, left
Mr.nzanillfl ror.-Bayaino, Intending to start
a decisive campaign against Gen. Calix'-o
PETITION IN BEHALF OF CUBA.
Congress Asked to Grnnt. the In
surgents Belligerent Rights.
Rochester, N. Y., Dec 17. The follow
ing petition is iu circulation in Monroe
county aud has already been signed by
the tiands or persons:
To tlie House of Representatives of the
Congress of the United States:
We, tlie undersigned, citizens of Monroe
county. State ot New York, deprecating tlie
devastation, starvation, and slaughter in
Cuba, dc most humbly petition your honor
able body to put an end to these inhumani
ties by grunting its inhabitants belligerent
Hawaiian Planters in Louisiana.
New Orleans, Dec 17.-A party of sugar
plar ters and otiiers interested In 'he
sugar industry from Hawaii an; now
visiting Louisiana for the purpose of in
vestigating the Louisiana machinery and
met hods ot cultivating and manufacturing
sugar, and seeing whethpr they are
adapted to the Islands. All of the party
are stTong advocates of annexation.
Big Demand for Hofbrau" Beer.
EA'ery day brings in neAV orders, and
once tried, it's drank alAvays. 'Phone
1077 for case. Abner & Drury, brewers,
25th and F. v It
GoodNbrth Carolina flooring 91.50
per 100 ft. All one Avidth and one length.
GORMAN'S NEW JOB.
Be President of Croker'o Xw
New York, Dec. IS. According to th&'
Press, Senator Gorman may be preldenu
ot tlie Fidelity and Guaranty Company, of
Maryland, with offices In this city, after
This is the concern in which Crokcr and
Andrew Freedman, with other Tammany
men, have become interested lately, ami
out of which they expect to reap a rich
profit in furnishing bonds for tlie new
Tammany officials and contractors.
Senator Gorman yesterday viiltetl the
Wall street, dtatnet and called on serural
financier.-,, v.itu, it is surmised, are inter
ested in the new bunding scheme-
IT WOUI1) PLEASE THE 1'OPK.
Salisbury Asked to Obtain Cardinal
Viiughni.'.s Admission to Lords.
Loudon, Dec. 17. A dispatch to the
Chronicle from Rome says that Vatican of
ficials confiim the report that tho Dukcot
Norfolk, the British posimuster general,
has approached Prime Minister Salisbury
with a view to obtaining the ndmhtsitm of
Cardinal Vatighan into the House of Lords.
Theudmrulniiof thccurdlnal would greatly
please the Pope.
VAN WYCK'S POLICY STATED
Men Taking Oifice jliist Abstain
From Private Business.
None Must Accept Save Upon This
Condition Croker Fully Ap-
pioves of This Order.
Lakewood, N. J., Dec. 17. Mayor-elect
Van Wjck, for the first time since his
election, talked for publication this even
ing regarding the policy of his new ad
ministration. He took occasion to deny
a story that he was going to allow hl
name to be used by a law firm practlclug
iu New York city arter he had assumed
office, on January 1.
"As It will be with me, so must it be
witb the gentlemen assigned to the varl
ou . departments by appointment from
me a- the icpreseiitative of the people,
and so must they give their entire time
and attention to the administration of
tho arralis or their Te-jvctlve department.
"When the- receive their appointments
tley must realize that they will be ca'led
uiwu to refiain fiom active participation
in their respective private enterprises. There
Is no other way to have a city government
V. fin -irtll u iiMti'iti ml unHl hc a xuA
K 'waUltm tG o renuUlJmettte. As tt
hirwlWh the beans pC department .0. wjll
it be with their depntte and subordinate.
This rule will prevail at all Costs, ami no
drone or anylwdy who cannot gfve Ms
-wliiie time to his ofricml duties will lie
This iOulettient was read to Richard
Crid.ui . He said he concurred in every word
"No one," said he, "should be appointed
to oMice unices he is ready to give up his
MURDERED WHILE AT SUPPER.
Terrible Slaughter by Tvo Masked
Men Who Intended Robbery.
Clinton, Ark., Dec 17 -Six miles from
this place, on what ! known as Culppjr
Mountain, a farmer named Patterson re
sides. While the family was at the s.ia
per table 'a'-t night two masked men
threw open the front door of the hoise,
presented riP-- and commanded those at
the table to remain quiet. One of tbe
robbers then fired at Mr. Patterson, the
ball entering his month.
Patterson ru--hed into an adjoining room
to get his pMol, and was met by the
other robber who was followed by his
pal. The son of Patterson sprang from
their seats ami rushed after tho three
men. The rubuers kept up the shooting
until their ammunition was gone, when
they immediately reported to knives, which
they wielded with deadlv errcct, cutting
Mr. Patterson v throat, knocking sense
less his s.i,-. ami mortally wounding a
marri"d son and his wire, who had gone
into the room.
""" Then the rubler rode away- The mo
tive ror the a-'-ault is known to have been
robbery. It was thought that Patterson bad
considerable ready money. A hatund the
murdereis' bloody Knives w:re left be
hind, and. it is belie ed, will help in
their, arrest. Mr Patterson is dead, but
tliectl ers may recover.
STOCKINGS TOO GAUDY FOR HIM.
Philadelphia High School Teacher
and His Pupils at Odds.
Philadelphia, Dec 17.-Pror. Rorer, of
the girls high schuol, is at Avar with
his r,H'.- pupils over the question of stock
ings, lie lece'ntly placed fho demerits
against one girl's name because she wore
gaud stockings to school.
In oiiseijuence riftv-one pupils appeared
"Wednesdaj decked out iu stockings that
outshone Solomon m all his glory. Rorer
lined each girl five marks.
Arrives From Alaska.
Seattle, "Wash., Dec. 1 7 The little 'team
schooner Augusta, which was all but
given up Tor lost, has arrived at Seattle
with her rive j avenger? and crew. She
encotmletcd Aveather or unusual severity
aR the way down Trom Sitka. A'nong
the Augusta's passengers is the lea.ter of
the expedition. George G. Rennlcks. He
conies Avith about $1-2,000 in gold duot.
"Higher Luav" Repealed.
Lexington, Ky Dee 17.-.Tacob Harris,
who Avas acquitted under the "higher law'
by Polict: Judge Falconer, Tor killing his
wire-- lover here. In July, and who Avas
indicted by the grand Jury ye.-terday, was
arrested this morning and sent to jail
His bond was placed at $4,000, which he
Famous Model'- Beauty Destroyed.
Pans, Dec. 17. The famous model, Luste
Haberland, has had her licnuty destroyed
by vitriol thrown at her by another model
named Juidicelli, Jealousy Avas the ci use.
Emperor Dines With Bisnmivk.
Berlin, Pec. 17. The Emperor dined vith
Prince Bismarck, at Fiiedrichsruhe, last
evening, aflei Avhlch he returned to
Pnmmnii North Carolina flooring
$1.25 per 100 ft. AU one width: kiln dried.
TRYING TflJKIFE 11!
Conference of Opposition Men
Called by Charles Kurtz.
CAMPAIGN TO BE MAPPED OCT
Consternation In the Hanna Ranks
Boeuiise Clifford, a Colored Mem
ber, All Aiung Counted fp Him,
Has. GtoHti Jiiio the- Opposition
Cuiieus-Deal With Democrats.
Cleveland. Dec. 17. Senator-elect Ver
non II. BnrtteaHdRepretfentatlvesFrettarictt
Bramley. Harry Maon and Clifford iefc
Cleveland at -1 p. m. today f or Cubtmboa.
called there bj teb-grapb messages, e
ceived from the State capital last afgbt.
Thte telegrams were sent out by ex-Stata
Chairman Charles Kirtz.
Tbe C!t v eland roraker tauter go laera
for the purpose of hoftftag a eonrefvace
wlUiKatiz aiKltheolherantl-lIaaiM mam
hers of Pit- general aeaiMy. afc wMea
the defiiHlu $Uji tbe ati-tbriwa men will
pursue m t tie oattle agaitiat Shuc ifajioa
will be mapped out.
The fact t But Clifford, who Is the.rfoel
member from Cuyahoga county, joine in
tlie cmiftrencH wa tlie first fnkHitg that
the puMic has had that he would not vote
for Haiiiw. While a member of the Mo
Kiston faction be was on tbe Ilanaa slate
at the keputiflcau primaries, and Mas. aH
along leti counted on to vole for Haunt.
Even the Henna managers here exptow
theitieJj5S ,fS a jitgi, became at Cllf
ford's action, but still claim that a vSS
vote lor Hauua.
Itnrfce. Bramley and Mnon are tbe tbrue
members-elect who were bitterly opposed
at tbe primaries by Raima. A leader of kko
Foraker fact ion here who has close badbteaH
relation with the members of tbe DreHmnd,
as Kraniky. Burke and Mason have eotue to
be dubbed locally, said today that aH ar
rangement had already been made with the
Democrat for the election of another tana..
Hanna. ami that the most powerful args-,
ineiit linaginablehad been uted extensively
to bring alHut this condition.
The lMiliticians in Washing ton hate been
all agog over the mysterious visit -it Jfr.
Charles L. Kurtz, the antl-Hantia, Ohio
leader, to Washington. And tbe poli
ticians appear to have been all wrewg
in their gutting. It wan authoritatively
denied to Ihe Times last evening that
Mr. Kurtz came Itere to see Mr. McLean
or that lie did see Mm. TMs dteparci;
of. that rumor, and the dental etnmtfm
raiatt - wantse titaX-ffr awwc be $&
as acetrratc. ana aoaenstve.
Mr. Kurtz, however, uid come to Wash
ington to dc what be cookl so oonnwa?
the defear of Mi. Hanna, aud add lo the.
strength of tlie ranks of those who are
opposing him He took away wita bin
some valuable information which will
he used in Ohio for the purpose of sUtfsa
Ing up the backbones ot those who have
been charged with treachery to the party.
Mr. Kurtz reached Washington Wednes
day night and I.-ft Thursday afternoon at 3
o'clock. Wednesday night he was closeted
with a well-known Republican Senator
and with that SenaOr went over a grs
deal of Republican history and bntuned op
on several precedents for in attttado of
the men who propose to defeat H toa K
possible. Mr. Kurtz is not lakcrwarat la
his opposition- He 1 in tt to tb drat
and believes he can lay lbs Obtoaa oak
this time. Nothing that can be dwas wM
deter him from his set parpoae. I'latsasUHfe
Avill not swerve him. and Snatar Fo- sTeer
remains mum. so that Mr. Kama nas
every Inducement to keep up tbe stran
gle and rl eer the boys who are with Mm
In tbe course of the conference referred
to it was pointed out to Mr. Knru that
there were several precedents for the
attitude of bbn and bis associates-. Is
will be recalled that some years, ago
Henry "W. Oliver received tbe- caic is
nomluatioR for United States Senator
from Pennsylvania. He was opposed by
a small fraction of bis own partfy, amb
tliat fraction succeeded in eleettne Joan
I. Mitcbett, who served from Mates -I, .
1SS1, for six years. Oliver was th
candidate uT Dwh Cameron ami ami tbe
influence ot the administration behind
A more interesting parallel tban this
exists. In 1S73 Zach Chandler w a
candidate In Michigan to succeed him
self, and had practically tbe whole Sttn
with him. lit received the caucus nomi iA-
tKMt. Like Hanna, Chandler was then
clialrman of tbe national committee, and
ha 1 the whole power of tbe Ahninii.a
tior, at Ms back. Eight men just abtaiS
the original protectants in Ohio renm.M
to be bound by the caucus decree, awl
declined tc v, te for Chandler. After a
bitter struggle, memorable in tbe htatorr
of KepulHie.it: politics, Isaac P. Ohristl
ancy Avas elected, his election being forced
by this hamlfnl or Republicans who had
repotted against the Chandler inanbine.
Christiancy took his seat March 4, 1S75,
and resigned In ls79. Chandler was
made Secretary of the Interior, and was
reelected to the Senate to succeed Christi
ancy. These nnd other precedents were com
piled by Mr. Kurtz, ami carried back to '
Ohio to prove that tlie men now right
ing Hanna are not traitors. With tbia
grod Republican sanction of his con
duct, Mr. Kurtz returns Avitb renew-!
vigor to continue the fight and Avean vr
tr, his side new converts.
It can be said Avith posttiveness EBat?
no stiver Republican will be chosen ah Hu
candidate tc make the race against Ibinrjo.
The strong stand taken by the party in
both the State ami national convention for
the gold standard precludes tbe possibility
of such a result.
Aniieostla Free Transfers.
' Tho Capital Traction and Capital Rail-'
way Companies have began lo Issue free,
transfers, so tliat passengers can ride,
from Congress Heights and Anacostia, to
Chevy Chase, or any part of the city, for
one fare. The new cars of "tlw Capital
Railway Company are models of the car
builders' art, being run, heated, and lighted
by electrrcity, and the exterior and In
terior ot the cars are or tbe most modern
designs. Till1 practically makes, A uati3
a part of the cit7.
IV X BUSINESS COLLEGE 8tn and Kr
None better, $25 a year; day or night.
There are thousands other itnms
we've cut, but haA'en't space to mention all.