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THE TIMES. "WASHINGTON, IflUDAY. DECEMBER 24, 1897
. 3Lj you haven't made up
y.our iniud yet what to give
hiui decide on a smoking
41 $448 and $4,98
, T for handsome styles.
"-Suits overcoats hats
shirts underwear hosiery
think of all -the sensible
things we keep suitable for
'J Comer 7th andE Sts. N. W.
No Branch Store in Washimzton.
BOGUS POLICE SYSTiiMb
Reported Disclosures of Illegal
r Courts and Constables.
Ignovuiu Persons Arretted, Tried,
" Ctmvieted utid Fined uy St If
. StvleA Law O-Cfieers.
Newport News. Va., Dec- 23. The ar
rcstTUast night of Sam Gwynnc on the
charge of impersonating an officer, has, it
ip .nid, disclosed the tart that for wmc
time prt a wholesale swindle has been per
petrated on the igiioiaut and half-witted
negroes llviiifi in those sections of this city
known as the Rockctt and Bloodficld. It
has bjecn discovered that a liogus polite
justice court has been miming Trill blast
with a wejl organized nans or f.iUe con
fetables and "speeiiis" whose duty it has
been-eu-arrest ignorant people on minor
charge .such as drunfc'"' and line
their - nOcording to the Mze of their
purses.- - .-
Sometln es these fines were as low as
10 rent-, all the pojr fellow had, and
on other occasions they have b?en an large
n 520 or more- Following the arrest,
-whipii invariably occurred daring the even
ing or night utiai'ricrof jnrknvn, ti:e
victim would ho uhered into a dingy
niui dimly lighted room, which purjiorted
to he the justice's o'fic. The vlctitu
had previously been searched, and .he x
tent oT his finances were known to the
spurious justice, who Invariably placed tha
fine at the lnult. The matter is now hem,;
investigated, the authorities refusing to
make names public.
Gwynne wns at rested last night just
after he ImO taken a man into custody.
He was armed with a revolver. a blllyand
a jialr of pinchers. He wore no badge
It ii known that he has male several
arrests, and at least some of these Jiave
been taken before Justice Jones and regu
larly fined. He now claims to be a Jo
tective from Roanoke. It is not positively
fctated that he is identified with, the ang.
Chioagi), nee. 23. Mrs. Jane Torrst
cornmllted suicide by throwing herself out
of-a -second-story w indo .v today.
Valley View, ICy., Iec. 23. No more
fighting has occurred between Uora Clay's
brothers. They are going heavily armed,
however, hourly expecting trouble.
Patersoii, N. J.. Deo. 23. Six men,
employed by the Passaic Rolling Mills
were oveicome in a gas tank. Their li.-.-s
were saied with great difficulty.
Philadelphia, Pec. 23. John J. Bums,
who wafc awaiting trial on the charge or
perjury, commit ttd Miicide 'n his cell at
iIoyameuing prison today by hanging.
Pel han. Manor, N. V.. Pec. 23 Thomas
V Dick, of New 1'ork City, committed
suicide here today. Remorse, caused by
dissipation, is believed to have prompted
Lambert illlc, N. J., Dec. 23. -While Mif
fering frot.t an attack or melancholia, in
duced by a long illness, Mrs.. Gcorca
Naylor, living near this place, committed
suicide today by shooting herself thro lh
New Jirunswick, JC. J., Dec. 23 The
Ktfji; in the local on ice of the Standard Jil
Company war dynamited by thieves last
night, who gained entrance by forcing
a Jatcli on the front door. They seenvd
S250, which was in a lxx in thesafe.
Buffalo, N. T.. Dec. 23. Burglars en
tered the postorfice at Muldieport, Niagara
county, early today and blew open thesafe
The explo-ion aroused the village, but the
burglars escaped. They got S630 in stamps
and $50 in casdi.
Mont teal. Dec. 23. TJiere is some talk
or a striKe,Ql the telegraphers on the Caua
diai. Paoific Railway. The operators j.ie
endeaorangta.nave some grievances reme
ohedijiioug thfiju-tli5 raisingof tlieniinimrin
talary from-3r per month to $45.
New Yolk, Dec. 24. Percy Y. Smith
was airpstudnat 12:50 o'clock this morn
ing for assaulting and attempting to r0b
the woman ticket agent at the Broadway
and Kdstiuftko street station on the Brook
Ij'n Blevated road. He injured the w ni-a-j
bo badly that an ambulance was sent for.
Troy.N. l.JJec 23. Mrs. Catherine Pen
nifeather. Mxtyyearu ofage, was binned to
death lonightat her home in Cohoc. caused
by. the exiilosion of a lamp. Artcr the
fire was extinguished she was round fitting
In-a chair, .her body ImMiig been burued al
most to a cri-p.
Jcrsv City, "Dec. 23. Harry Hail,
twenty-five years old. was held today on
suspicion or having stolen $1,400 worth or
wlk from the United States Express Com
pany. ThfiV)lice believe that Hall's ar
rest will help them break up a gang of
thieves which liavc Tor a long time lhen
preying on expi tss companies.
Hartford, Conn., Dec. 23. Mrs. Mary
Pounoh, fifty-five years of age, a resident
of BozraliviU. was fatallj shot this morn
ing at her home by her eon James, who
.claims that the shooting was accidental,
lnit tlK r.rn.ilals have h-ard that there his
been trouble in the rounch family, and an
investigation will be made.
New York,. Dec. 23. Emil Stciuniann,
while Intoxicated tonight lay down on the
Hdewalk at Ninety-eighth street and Lex
lngton avenue and shot himself in i'.e
stomach vith a revolver. Some boysoalled
a policeman, who, not knowing that he Mas
wounded, diapged him to his feet and
walked bin. to the station. There his
wound wab discovered and a surgeon sent
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CARPENTER CYCLE ICO., Aleuts.
Z4tu and A, v. Ave.
INTERESTED- IN HAWAIi
Russian Capitalists Seeking Tei
ritory for Commercial Pnrposes.
An Agent Endeavor to Secure a
Tract of Lund u llllo for JEs-
tuhlishing u Colony.
San Francisco, Dec. 2U. If those who
are opjKised to uinicxatlon have an Idea
Uiat the iritluii 0 Europe have not their
eyes on Hawaii they are much mistaken.
News -was received here by the steamer
China today thatHussla is Interested mi
the itilands, and that .i corporation ot
Russian capitalists js trying to secure a
large tract of 1-uid on the Inland of Hilo
to establish u colony-
The agent ot.tjie capitalists is A. Potemi
ken. .Ml hough the gentleman declares that
theobjert ot his t-ip to H.iwaii wasjnerdy
to inquire abjut coffee lands, it is known
the combination which he represents has
vast res'jurres.wmd would, In the event or
a purchase of much coflee oi sugar prop
erty attempt to divert much of the trade
of the islands to other business channels
than tho.-c controlled by the United States
Poliinil en returned from Hilo to- Hono
lulu on the regular inter-island steamer.
He nel-new ledges that the Russian govern
ment is much interested in nawail, but
alleges that her interest was merely of a
commercial nature, and that bin oofnpany
wns anxious to secure a firm business
WILL ASK PROMPF ANNEXATION
President lUalizes Kuropenn IVnver
A ro Covet lug Hawaii.
President AIcKtnleyi it is said, sees the
necessity or Congress taking immediate
notion on rin Hawaiian annexation treaty,
and when the loriy assembles, arter the
holiday r-cess. will firmly protest against
any further delay in approving the meas
There is belief in the President's mind
that the situation in the Pacific is such
that it will not admit iKjbtpouement of
action if tlie United States would ikjsscss
Hawaii. He detects a concert of spoliation
on the part of European Countries witun
view of grabbing Pacific islands, ami tne
most temptinir " Them is U'l vail.
r.ogressive administration Jcailerb be"
in the action of England, Trance, Rus
sia and Germany, in hurrying rc-en"orce-meiitb
to the Pacific, an indication of a
transfer of the field of European exten
bionH licm the Atlantic coast territories,
which they have been forbidden by the
-vigorous support of the Alonrcc doctrine,
and rrom Africa, where all .v.iste land
hab been grabbed, to the rich countries
or the Pacific Ocean, where Great Brltiin
has Iiad n practical monopoly of coloni
zation these many jears.
The snarling European nations, which
are today biting into China and snatching
what pieces they het dah without hos
tilities among each other, in the opinion
or leaders here will son have buch strength
afloat in Asiatic waters that no Innd un
protected by a powerful flag, like that
of America, will bo safe from their greedi
ness. Endowing the battleships will come the
vast commercial fleets of those European
sovereigns and these will need coating
points and cable landings. "With the
Nicaragua or Panama Canal completed,
this commerce -will be diverted from the
Suez cut and pats within a Tew miles or
Particularly Is the voracity developed by
the German Emperor, a cause of concern,
Encouraged by bis success in China, be
has become without a doubt covetous of
Hawaii, and alo of Samoa.
It may be bald that the United States
is not allowing the European powers to
monopoli7e all the space in the P ir"
Ocean wnn their wan-hips. The Raleigh.
Concord, and Helena are now under way
to re-enforce the Asiatic squadron, under
Admhal McNair, and other warships will
be transferred from the Atlantic to the
Pacific ctast. The -Baltimore. Benninc
ton, and Adams are at Honolulu for Christ
mas and New Year's.
DAY DISCREDITS THE REPORT.
Doesn't, Think China Has Asked
An.iMidi to Heller Ally.
At the State Department they discredit
the reportthat China hasmvited the Ameri
can government to become her ally incase
theattempt;.smideby the European powers
todismembar tliat empire..
Mr. A dee, Second Assistant Secretary of
State, said yesterday that he had no reason
to believe that there wasauj such informa
tion at the Statij Depaitment. He was
asked if the present relation of China to
the other power was a warrant for the be
lief that s-.ich assistance would be asked by
China. He said that that wis a matter ot
mere conjecture, with which the State De
partment did not deal, and on which one
opinion wa&a bout as gond as another.
3IUHMVIIINGS JN HAWAII,
Reports" of Cabinet Dissension Over
Friendliness to Kniulnni.
San Tianclsco, Dec. 23. Reports 1c
celvcd here privately fioin Honolulu, an
nounce that dissension prevails in the
Hawaiian cabinet. Several members of
the cabinet, It is aid, are anxious to secure
the removal orMinisterof Tinance Damon,
who objected to the friendly attitude ol
the cabinet toward the Piinccss Kaiuiani
and Its intirnaej" with Mr. Cleghorn, her
The leports also state that Minister
Sewall. the United States lepiesentative
in Hawaii, has been consulted by the
cabinet in every move which the members
ot the goi eminent have made.
Editoi Pasedeua, of the Times, who is
also a member of tho Los Angeles chamber
of commerce, says in his paper that
the recent memorial against annexation
was p.issed by a clique controlled by
several men interested in beet sugar
He declaies that the memorial is not an
expression of popular .opinion and that
the best and almost only sentiment is in
favor of annexation.
COURTKOUS CUSTOM Rl71.ES.
Canadian OfflcJnls Reciprocate Priv
ileges. Allowed Lry America.
Ottawa, Ontario Dec. 23. The minister
of customs has received a letter from tne
Secretary or ine Treasury at "Wnshiugn
inquiring ir travelers on the wa y to tho
Alaskan gold Holds by way ot the Lynn
Canal and the Yukon will have bonding
pnvllcRes Tor their goodb. passing throigh
Canadian teriilory, and has replied tint
it was the desire or the Canadian govern
ment to afford .every possible racihty
ror the conveiJence ot those ubing Cana
dian territoiy to reach Circle City or
other points in Alaska.
At present, hewever, owing to the great
portal Ion companies were doing bnslnjss
a Iwnd could be taken from them and the
object accomplished in t hat way.
In the meantime: however, in ordr to
mucl as possible, Mr. Patterson suggested
that the duty on poods for Alaska Ter
ritory, going in by way of Lakes Bennett
and Tagish. -should be paid to the coUect-Tr
ot customs at Tagisb., wbo -would give a
uisiance ncL-ween iane Bennett and such .,r au.v. t ,i it,.,-i,,. .1 1.. -
places as Circle City-aboub 700 miles- Secretary or tbe Saw Herbert, reached
it would be imposMble to keep track or the here tonight. It will he buried tomorrow
roods, but as soon ris responsible In us- heside the urave of Mis-iieri.en .,,.1, ...
12th and F.
CArT BE CONSULTED FREE
Low Charge of - - -
$5.00 a Month
Covers, cast or all medicines and treatment.
Xtr. Young treats -with unfailing success
all Chrome, Nervous, Wood una Hkin Dis
eases, Oaturih, Abthma, bionc-hltts, all dis
eases or me L.i ; Ear, :osc.'i hroat, Lungs,
and ull nirecttons or the tJloiuucu, Liver,
Kiuneys, Bowels and bladder, ioung or
itiiudle-aKut men suiienug troin lollies or
excesses, causing loss or -memory, iocs oi
vitality, evil dreams, unnatural drains,
aversion to society, etc., completely re
stored to health, manhood and vigor?
Stricture, Varicocele anil uvorueele (ituckiy
cured without cutting or operation. 0
pain. No detention lnun business, syphilis
cured for life without mercury or potahh.
llour.s-10 to 12 and 3 to 0 daily; Sun
day, 1 0 to 12.
receipt and certificate to the traveler;
which upon presentation to the Canadian
collector of customs at FortCudahy slm :ld
entitle the traveler to have the amount of
dut3' refunded to him on the Cudihy col
lector seeing thit the goods passed out ot
11KU HOMANCE KNDKD.
of Canter of tho Throat in
London, Dec. 23. Lady Mlllais, widow
ot Sir John Miliais, the late president of
the Royal Academy, is dead.
Lady .Mlllais had been suffering for some
time past from cancer of the throat, the
same dis.-asj which v,a used the death of her
husband on August 1 3, 1806. She was the
divorced wire of John Uuskm, the latter,
having uluhturlly given her up when it
va- evident she lood Mlllais.
Ruskii. stood by In the church while, in
1S54, .she was married to thej.cclebratr-d
The hlstoiy of Lady Mlllais'life was most
romantic. She was a Miss Euphemia
Chalmers, the eldcstdnughter of Mr. George
Giay, ot fiowerswell, Perthshire. Scotland.
When Mlllais was only twenty-thiee years
old bhe was his model roi hl.s ruinous paint
ing, "The Order of Release," and the
young aitlst tell madly In loe with her.
At that time she was the wife of John
Rusklu. the eminent ciitic, hlidortan, and
rhapsodic. They had been man led in
lbo2. Kiiskln was already a famous and
wealthy man. MKsChalmeis admired him,
thought she loved him, ami accepted his
pioposal of manlagc.
Wishing toi herpoitrait, Ruskin selected
his young niend Mlllais to transfer the
loely featuie of his girl-wire to canvas.
At that time it was bald the artist was
the handsomest man In .England, and
during the many sittings the young couple
fell madly in love.
The author of "Modern Painters" was
as generous as he was chivalrous. He
did not riy into a zealous rage or ha-ve a
scene with his wire. He told her gentlv
what he had perceKcd and ntsuretl her
of his continued friendship and esteem,
and of bis earnest delre to promote her
happiness at any price.
The critic condemned himself tor folly
In thinking his marriage cpuUl le happy,
and he announced his willingness to assist
the pair to a felicity for which they were
obviously ntted. He kept his word taith
fully. There was no difficulty in obtain
ing a divorce. The matter was managed
privately, without the smallest scandal,
In 1851. Mis. Ruskin became Mrs. Mlllais.
They were a happy couple, and Ruskin
continued to be a firm Mend 'of loth.
E XT' BESSES GRATIFICATION.
London Times 011 Ilchrlnt; Sea Claims
London, Dec 23 Ti. i' .i.tei-ses
Kiaiuicntioii over the awardof the Behr.ug
Sea claims commission, which glvea to
Canadiun sealers, whose vessels were eized
by the. American Go vemment.a sum la rgeiy
in excess or that -which Great Brlta'ii was
willing 10 accept in satisfaction of all
The paper, says it anticipates, as '.I is
bound in courtesy to do- that Cousiress
will raise no objection to the settlement.
It rebuke-, the British critics for tho. 'ht-lc-slyand
unadvisedly insinuating that I he
United States was guilty of bad faith
respecting the compensation to be paid
owners of sei.ed Canadian vc-saIs. J t ex
plains that the Farls tribunal or . rbitra
tion merely settled the principle liiat
pelagic sealing was legal, leaving the
amount of compensation for future settle
ment. Therefore. Inasmuch as hitherto
there had been no settlement there was
no 100m for any question of bad" faith.
Discussing the general question, the Times
contends that the great obstacle is the
cupldPy of the American company In
coolly proposing that other nations forego
their pelagic rights in order that the com
pany might pocket the resulting gains.
ZUONKl SCARCE IN SHANGHAI.
Stringency Duo to Silver With
drawals Closes Bnnlr.s.
San Francisco. Dec. 23. -Advice from
Shanghai icport great distress among
native bankers because of stringency fu the
money market. Three banks closed tbeit
doors on November 27. and the managers
dlsappenied, leaving liabilities of over
$100,000. Many of the. small cabh Miopfe
have also closed.
The stringeucj is caused mainly by the
large withdrawals of silver rrom :ev
Chang and Canton to supply the mint. In
Japan there has been a rise of 10 per
cent iu the prices of commodities since be
fore the war and a great contraction in
0UDGE KILLS A CONSTABLE.
Tragic Ending of a Feud Between
Terrel. Texas, Dec 23. Judge Canker
this afternoon met Constable Jamed on a
crowded street corner and shot him to
death without warning. He then went
to the chief oi" police and surrendered.
The twi officials had frequently (funrrcled
and friends reared a tragedy would be
Uoj- Attempts Suicide Afref Mnrler.
New Marlborough, Mass., Deo 23 John
naskell died here today or a guudiot
wound inrilcted last night by Otis TJcller,
fourteen years old. Haskell and the
Curtis family visited last evening the
Reller ramily. and Otis Poller went to 'he
Curtis home to attend to the fires, jj ju
returned in advance or the rest, ande-fter
knocking repeatedly, opened the door tnd
-walked in. Young Beller picked up a
gun and shot Haskell in the abdomen. He
then attempted suicide by cutting ids
Tier Body Reaches Montgomery.
Montj.orr ery, Ala., Dec- 23.--The bodv
Miss Herbert had many devoted friends
here. She was raised in Montgomervaud
spent most of her lire here.
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GOMPERS TO REPLY TO GAGE
But Not Until-Hc Has the Secre
tary's Original Letter.
He Will Do So Direct, Declining- to
Sny Anything Beforehand
Jiuelf From Nashville.
President Snmuef'Gompers, of the Am tl
can Federation oT Labor, returned to tne
city yesterday from 'Nashville, where he
attended the annual convention of the
Federation no -KvUtf S2sn by a Times
reporter mid sliownthc open lettei of
Secrelaiy or -the JTreisnry Gai;e. as pub
lished in The Tflpos,'jc3tenloy morning.
The letter took'' cxrepUonti to the reso
lutions adopted imrlinV the Nashville rein
vention, whh h cflnracterbe his financial
policy as an undisguised efiort to retire
'greenbacks and fastc'il the national Lain:
bybtein on tlie American people.
Mr. Gompeis said that he did not 'leiie
to expiess hlmset'pjfbllclv on the lettei
Tor the presr'iit.' III?' htilrt tint he had
not had the original ll'lter handed to hhn,
but expected tofinlfil at his office this
morn'ng. He hutf read the open letter
as published while lei'unilng fioin .Vash
y illc on the train' and had noticed what
was cont.'.inetl therein' with care.
Mr. Gi.mpers bald he would reply direct
to Mr. Gage just a-s boon ab ne received
the anginal letter .' To discuss the pub
lished letter before that time, he said he
thought would be unjiibl to both Mr.
Gage and the American Federation of
Mr. Gompers said lie wns greatly pleased
with the way In which the convention was
haildled, and the great amount of won;
done. Everything connected with the
gathering wafc u succebs, and the conven
tion showed, he said, that "labor was
undergoing an evolution, rather thaa a
ILVNNA HAS AHHANGKD THINGS.
After C'liifcrrinir With Friends Ilo
Declurus III Election Assured.
Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 23. An important
conference of Banna leaders was held here
today in the office of Senator Hanna.
Those present were JudgeNash, chairman
of the Reprblfran Sute executive commit
tee; Chainran Dougherty, of the Republi
can State lommittej; John Moiloy, clerk
oft he Ohio linueorrepresontatlves;Alexaii
der Cain, clerk of the Ohio senate; Senator
Hanna and Major Dick.
The meeting was for the purpose of
making complete plans Tor the Senatorial
After the confennce Senator Hamu
said his election was assured.
31AY HANK MONEY OHDKRS.
They Con Now Go Through tliu
Postmaster "Willett yesterday issued a
circular calling tlie attention of the general
public, hut more especially the bank;
ing houses of arrangements recently
perfected by the Postorfice De
partment by which postal money rders
will be received at banks the same as
checkb. Thlb nlethud, which i Liown
as the clearing-house syticm, will greatly
racilitite nuney transactions, ami nc
commodate the business houbes, w .lien are
payees or millions of money order.s and
Persons In whose favor postal money
orders arc drawn will, in the future, find
ltoftei. to their convenience and jdvuutiKT
to deposit their mcfciey order'- nh thvir
bankers, IufIp"'1 e 'presenting them at
cue postoirice for" payment.
Laborer Receives Ilnd Fall.
Alex. King, a colored laborer, living at
No. 6.U Godon, aveuue, fell one story
from a building tp Fourteenth street, near
the pev-er house, yesterday afternoon, and
was severely injured. He was taken to
Fredmai.'s Hospital and will recover.
Will Mr. Ross Resign?
The rumor that Commissioner Rof hid
decided to resign is again in circulation.
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DA SHADE'S METHOD
Of Treating Pulmonary Consumption,
Laryngitis, Pharyngitis, Bronchitis,
isthma, Catarrh, and All Diseases of
the Air Passage and Head Cavities.
Dr. Shade's Chloridtim Dis
covery, for Consumption
Has Cured Over Forty Physicians,
Congi cssmen nnd Other Promi
nent Citizens of Washington,
D. C Also Quite n Number
in Baltimore, Md.
From the Baltimore American.
Dr. Shade made his discovery several
years ago, and arter curing a number of
hopeless consumptives he began to pub
lish the iesults of his success, which has
created a large practice in "Washington,
The Chloiidum Discovery embraces .1
threefold treatment, viz: Inhalation,
flushing, and ' constitutional.
The constitutional part of the treatment
breakb up the soil iu tits system m
which the germs of the disease are enter
tained and developed, and thereby renders
the disease poweiless in developing and
undermining the constitution until the
inhalation destroys th'e bacilli, and until
the normal Integrity and continuity of
the lung and throat tissue Is re-ast,ab-
lished; also increasing chesfc expansion and
elasticity of tlie lung fiber, thereby re
storing the assimilative powers of the
lungs, as weT as the blood-making func
tions, whlc-ii aie always below par in .'11
chronic diseases, especially In tubercular
While Dr. sTiade does not pretend t-j
infer for a moma-nt that he has a specif Ic
for consumption, yet it is an acknowl
edged fact thatvnoi regular physician will
gainsay that Di. Shade Is having better
results than any treatment heretofore
given to the public, and there is no doubt
whatever that Ur. Shade has cured more
complicated lung and throat diseases than
all tlie physicians iiu this country com
bined, i - i.
Investigate and l)e-assured that you arc
in saTe hands-awl under the best known
treatment fir lung, thro-it and catarrh il
diseases when you go'to Dr. Shade.
J. W. B.
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blank for ''home" treatment. "Consulta
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For ACNE (pimples). $10 00
ECZEMA........ $33 00
CfJNW'i'iiM'rroN i 00
DYSPEPSIA -525 00
MK&..msJ:ASES $- tt MOO
&TIUCTUKE $30 00
iMIEXCK $40 to $200
,Jrf!J.SrNS a"(1 U RAINS S2-100
CIRCUMCISION ,, $23 Oft
I'LilALi; DISEASES. ...$10 to $75
AH Medicines Furnished
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Grand Army 3Ien ion Pension Pub
Ciinintudcr Iloplciut Advii:ieis Frur
Heiisons Against Mr. Ev uis
The recommendation of Commissioner rf
Pensions Evans, looking toward ac'ion
by Congref-x requiring the publication of
the pension list in full for the purpose of
detecting frauds, has created considerule
discussion in Grand Army of the Republic
ranks. The consensus ot opinion
among tho comrades ot local posts
seems to be that the scheme i euld
not be practicable. Any kind ot legis
lation along the proposed line would hardly
beantagoni7ed by the Grand Army, as that
organization expresses itself as agreed lo
almost anything that would purgo the
pension roll of frauds, but the xentiment
prevails tl-at the proposed plan of publica
tion would not accomplish any gocd re
sults. Department Commander Thomas S.
Hopkins, of the Department or the Po
tomac, in an interview with a Times re
"I do not antagonize the publication
or the pension list in full, but think that
it would be unwise, and that it would not
result iu any gc.od. As far a. I am con
cerned, I would just as leave have the
plan carry, if there lb ai.y belief that it
will lead to the detection oT fraud, but
1 do i.ot tl ink that it would do anything
of the kind'
"Have ou anv strong reasons for think
ing the plan -would be useless or unwUeT"
asked the eportcr.
"First, it m-ulii cost in the neighborhood
ot about $200,000. This being the ens-
I hardly think it -would be practicable Tor
the Government to make such a buiCy
publication, as the small number of frauds
already detected leads to the belief that
only a few could be found on the rolls now.
Second, the list would not lie read.
Third, it has been the practice under
former .'idmliilstrations, When the ne vs
papers wanted a list of pensioner in an;,
locality for the purpose of investigating
claims and delecting frauds for tl e Pension
Office, to furnish those newspapers with
a list i.sktd foi by them. Such could be
'ilone now and frauds hunted out just as
well as they could be under the proroaed
a l.nfec manner of pensioners have
wounda of a character they wouldn't care
to put in print, and advertised tot heir
neighbors. Then again, a large number
have disease, other tlian wounds, that
they would not, for decency's sake, want
placed in type.
''Judge Locnren, Comml sinner of Pn
rions, under Cleveland withanarmyof spe
cial agents at his command, inicstigated
the Trauds which vere alleged to hae
honej com bed the Iist at the time, and fouud I
only thirty-tnree cases of fraud in four
Commander Hopkins, when asked what
the portion ot the Grand Army of the Re
public was on this question of pension
frauds, referred to the circular sent out by
Past National Commander Adam, several
years ago. The circular reads:
"Headquarters G. A. R.
"Lynn. Mass ,Dec. -1, i393.
""Whemps, the President of the United
Statesin his inwagt: to Congress has stated
that' thousands of neighborhoods have their
well known fraudulent pensioners, ' and 1 s
the mission of the Grand Army ot the Re
public Is to 'encourage honor and purity in
public nfrairs, I thererjrc call the atten
tion of all the comrades, posts and de
partments of our order to the statement or
the President, and to urge them to report
to the Honorable Commissioner of Pensions,
Washington. D. C, any person known
to be in receipt of a pension and unjustly
entitled to same under Law, and to forward
a duplicate or said report to these head
quarters a l oncp.
"Let the cases or fraud be proved, not
implied. The information that comes to
these headquarters daily of com rales
totally disabled, -whose pensions have been
suspended, and of widows, whose hus
bands were killed in battle, being sus
pended until they cm prove that their
husbands were nati.ialized citizens of ths
United States, lead tlie eommaiider-111-chnf
to believe thatthes'tHt emends broaderthan
substantiated by the facts. If thes? wrongs
actually exist, the commander-in-chief
pledges the support of thu Grand Army of
the Republic to those who attempt, in the
line of fluty, to rectify these wrongs,
assuring them that the Union veterans aie
as anxious to guard the Treasury In the
time of pe?cc as they were to defend the
flag of the. Union in the time or war
"JOHN G. B. ADAMS,
"JAMES F. MEECH,
The proper way to correct the list, Mr.
Hopkins thought, was bv having the pen
sion expert investigate the case of anj
pensioner! who, upon complaint, is be
lieved to 'be getting his pension fraudu
lently. LEGAL, RIGHTS OF A CONVICT.
Cannot He Tried for Murder While
vServnig His. Sentence.
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 23 Judge Breathitt
ot Lyons county, rendered a decision to
day reverMug previous decisions, and held
that in case of u convict tried ror mur
dei commuted in a penitentiary, he could
not be tried until his term expired, or hs
pardon was granted. This eared a
convict from being hanged.
Forninlly Elects, n Mascot.
Thoie tf n cnl in Washington which en
Joys th" diHlncl'on or having been formally
electee' mascot of a social club. It is no
unusual thing ror a club to have a mascot.
In fact, 'it is the rule- The formality
of th choice o" this cat for the important
otric Is what makes the story. The clut
had just finished electing the officers when
on" of the members noticed a rine gray
cat sleeping near the heater. "Bef jre
the election is closed." said he, "I mow
that we elect the cat our mascot. It has
honoreC us by its presence at three previous
meetings aud 1 will take the responsibility
of guaranteeing its rutuie attendance. '
By unanimous vote the cat was elected.
NAVAL CADETS IN TROUBLE
Third Class Men at the Academy
Suffering for Alleged Insubordina
tion of Spirit; nf;n!eIfrC')inriidi
ChrJntn.il. C'hieiiltt Dnnger.
Annapolis, Md., Dec. 23. -The entire
third class of ttie Naval'Academ" cadets
is undergoing punishment for alleged in
subordination. The charge agatn,t the
midshipman Is that theybehaveddiur "spect
rally to o llsutenanfor tJiNavy who was In.
charge of the class- The entire class rill
be restricted until the guilty one-, -joiiress
to the superintendent. Iu the me.iiKlme
each cadet in the class will be compelleo
to patrol the building two liouw every day
and night. This punishment may 'jring the
ringleaders into subjection. The (vdets
decided at a class meeting not to Jtv.ilse
the names of the culprits. 1 is .sjnshl-
ereil unlortunate that buch an incident
bhuuld have occurred during the Ch.-.'stmas
holidays, as it will undoubtedly deji.i.-e a
numb-r of young men or, the liberty to
which th.y nail ans-IouslyfoOked f r -ard.
HOWARD LCCITLLUS GOl'H)
Young Millionaire Prepares Cur n
New York. Dee. 2a. Howard Gould to
give a Christmas dinner at the Holland
House. , '
It will surpass lu sumptuousnss reiy
thing that hun occurred in the annals ot
private Testivals in year?, and its guests
will be twelve pen-ons.
What the presents will be those who :e
membei tint Mr. Gould .gave a Tan, the
cost or which was- 80 00O, to the beauti
ful woman who eat near hltrr at Rodney
Wanamaker's dinner in Paris. last year,
hardly dare to imagine.
He has selrvied his guests adnilnoly.
Not one of them Is incilied to make m t
speeches, to formulate toasts or to prspaie
phrases in dialogues like a game of hess.
Every month at this dinner will be rep
resented by Its specutl fruit even If that
be extremely exotic and it speual 'lover,
even it this be doomed to death by cold hi
Each month will be represented aI"-o by
its special gem, in lace pins Injcarf pins
and iu other Jewels closed by artists.
There are also to be selam, which are
bouquets that the Orientals made of pre
cious stoues that spoke a special language
There ar to be in this dinner njttlesps
tall as" citadels, meats as delicate as erys
tallied candy violets, and all the '. egeta
bles that Liicullus xiused to be oret-ared
by cooks who were great artists v.-Ilea he
dined with Luoullus.
Twelve persons, sK of whom are Wj.m11,
are to give to this dinner, which will i.ave
a history, its enduring charm. Tlie w-jm-n
will be beautiful the men" will be interest
ing. Mr. Gould promises this in advan-.e.
$ 1,000 FIKK IN GEORGETOWN.
Lo-nno Ury Goods. Company's Store
Fire started shortly after 1 o'clock this
morning In the basement of the Loano
Dryjioods Company's store, at the north
west corner ef M iiid Tlurth-first streets,
Georgetown, and resulted in about ?1,000
Engine N"o. T responded, butowimr to the
high wli'd which was raging and the
start which the fire had obtained, a second
alarm was sent in for engines in the two
The: firi ..rlnlnaU-a. In, tl-.o baeemei.it ul
the stoie, viiii h wno filleu v.ith boxes
and combustible matter and burned rapidly,
and Is supposed to have started from the
Ine. holiday stock of ti.e store was dam
aged tc the extent of about $2, COO. and the
other tenants ot the building the GorKJ
town Building Asv,riation on the third
floor, L. E. Mankiu. printer, and L I.
Seibold. broker, on the Thirty-first street
side sustained losses aggregating abojt
The building, which is owned by Eaer
& Brother, -was damaged to the extent of
FULL PENALTY FOB WARNER.
Legal Member of the Conway Gang
Sentenced to Fifteen Years.
Alb my, X. Y., Dec. 23. Alberts. Wit
her, the New York lawyer, last or :he
trio of the Conway boy kidnapers, was
arraigned in the trial term ot the supreme
couit before Judi'e Chester this morning.
He pleaded guilty and this arternooa
received the maximum sentence of fifteen
ycais Incfticeiation, which he will ervc
in the Clinton prison.
Waincr made a statement in which he
said lie knew nothing about the kidnaping
until twelve hours after the child had been
stolen. He warned Blnke his game would
not work and advised the child be sur
rendered Warner says Blake refused and
finally induced Warner to take chaige
of the bo. Tins, said Warner, coiered
his own connection with the case.
SHOE HILL IN JHYOHCK SUIT.
Aged Defendant Springs It in An
swering His Young Wife'.s Hill.
Chicago, Dec 23. Meu'sslioes purchased
by a llch man's wife for other feet than
those of hei husband will figuto conspicu
ously In . duorre trial that will soon
be called In the Chicago courts. Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Gibson, ot Rockford and
Kings Station, III., are. the purties to the
The wile, who makes the complaint, h
barely out of her teens. She cliargas
Infidelity. The husband is sixty-eight and
worth $150,000. In his answer to her
complaint, Gibson has riled a men's shoe
Mil, contracted by his wife. He proposes
to show that .neither he nor his wife's
relatives v. oie the shoes.
Mr?. Gibson, is at present living in
Philadelphia with her. mother, Mrs. Sarah
W. HERRY ERVIN GOES FREE.
Is a Hi other of Hunker SiinuldiiiR's
Chicago, Dee. 2,c W- Berry Ervin, for
mer assistant cashier or the Globe Savings
Bank, is free. A jury iu Judge Chet
lam's court returned a sealed -verdict till-,
morning, declaring that he was not guilty
of the charge of receiving deposits within
thirty days of the hunk's" Insolvency.
The joung man, whose mime has been
coupled with that of Banker Spanieling, and
whose sister gained niiicli notoriety upon
the bankV failure, received congratulations
from all sides, and walked out of court
with the remark: "It is just what I ex
pected." AMERICAN INTERESTS IN CHINA.
Gorman Paper Declares This J
Country Is Concerned.
Vienna, 1ms. 23.-The Pan-German
Deutsche Zeiluug contends that the United
Slates, owing to its geographical por
tion, is far more interested in the open
ing of China than all the European powers
It declares that the partition of the
country cannot be effected without the
app'oval or participation of the- United
otr.l'jis to whose Just- aspirations and in
terests it advises Europe to give timely
We have made SDecial
recluctt'-ns on all our Holi
day Stock in order to make
your gift giving- fall less
lKMvilj- on 3'our purse. We
have not waited till after
. the holidays to reduce our
pricey; we have already
done so, and made special
arrange-pen's to meet the
rush. Extra salesmen, ex
tra wagons. For the late
com.rs we have made ar
rangement, to deliver
Christmas morning, and
we will be open til noon
on that day.
Cash or Credit. J
1226 F St. N. W.
MAYER & CO.,
of 325 Canal street, New York,
bu s stocks of Dry Goods, Boots
and Shoes, Jewelry, Clothing,
Gentlemen's Furnishings, Furni
ture, Groceries in fact all stocks
cf Merchandise, for SPOT CASH.
Temporary office, 904 Seventh
St. In". W. Ail business confiden
SPECIAL NOTICE-On the 21th" Inst.,
and daily during the ensuing week, the
oniee of the Real Estate 'Jitle Insurance
Company will close at 3 p in.
It-em m. AtitiFOKU, President.
THE NORTHERN LIBERT1' MARKEtT
cor. oih and L sts. nw.. will be open
the 24th int- rrom 5 a. m. until 11 p. ni.;
closed on Christmas Day. GEORGE P.
BOH itfc.K, Superintendent. deJ.t-t em
EXTENSION OF HIGHWAl'S IN THE
idilnct or toluiiibja Washington. I. (i.
DecemU-r 8, lb97. To Whom It May Con
cern: Ine commission created by section
T. ,Ctnp act of t-ongress approved March.
2, lo93, pnlitled "An act to provide a
permanent system of highways in that
part or the District or Columbia lyins out
side of cities. ' has received from the Com
uita'oners of the District of Columbia a
certified copy or a map showing a pro
posed permanent system of highways in'
the District or Columbia within the area,
west or Rock Creek. This map and plats.
Ehowing m detail how each lot and trace
Is affected by the proposed system- of
highways, are now on exhibition in room
ro. 47. Tourth floor of the District build
lnc All persons interested are invited to
examine the map and plats- The com
uiiss.on will consider any suggestions or
protests concerniiiK the location or anj
highway or portion or a highway as shows,
on tho map. The suggestions and pro
tests must bo ia writing and must set
rdrth clearl the reasons ror the changes
and show the property owned or controlled
by the objector. All protests, and so forth.
mti3t be submitted on or before the
THIRTI'-FIRST OF MARCH. 189S. and
b addrew-d to the Chief ot Engineers.
U. S. Army War Department, Washing
ton. D. C. The commission will meet April
14, 189b. at 0:30 o clock a. m.. in tM
orrice or the Secretary of War, to dispose
otall objections, and will then hear orally
rrom those v. ho desire to thus .support their
R. A. A LGEK, Secretary of War.
C.N. BLISS, Secretary or the Interior.
JOHN M. WILSON,
Chief of Engineers, U. S. A..
detO-lot-exS Highway L'oinmLsaioa-fel-lot-exS
ORANGE Departed this lire at S o'clok
on Thursday, December 23. COR.NfcLIUS
ORAXliL. at his residence. 1712 E street
northwest. Jnteot Williamsburg, Va . Iwt
Tor thirty years a resident of this city.
Notice of funeral hereafter
The deceased was a meiimer or Simon
Lodgi'.Xj H,02.U. L". O oro.F. He leave
a widow.Mary Orange, a mother and brother
to mourn his Jjsa. interment at Williams
or Livinia Sheppard.
i uncral at Asbury M. E. Churc h. Eleventh
and K sts. nw., Friday, the 2-lth, at 2
li. m. Interment at Che.sterNiwn. Mil. Odd
Fellows in charge or body. It-em
Trie Mortality Record.
Deaths were reported to the health of
ficer up to noon yesterday a follows:
Ellen Rickey - 50 years
Harriet Underbill 7D years
Margaret J. Stoops S'2 -veors
Westel Willoughoy 07 years
Hddegard Hcrzog .... 6-t.years
May Jiukins 45 fears
William Plume Moran --..hd'years
Jane Jtunay Mccrabb 7f yiis
Randolph A. Simmon.. .. ....... 1 "year
Ralph 11. Henricks. 1 year
Helen Rosme Kobb 3 "mas
Clara Beihgk 1 no
Louise Jones 14days
Isaiah Hall 1 (lav
Willie tarter. iu days
Infant Allen 1 day
J. vrxr.'ci.ai LEE.
32 Pa. Ave. N. TV
"irt.t-clus,s f-i-vlce. Tbane, 13S5.
AN AERIAL WARSHIP COMING.
An Indiana Man's Invention 10 He
Tested iu Washington.
New York, Dec. 23. An Indianapolis
dispatch to the Press says Secr-tary of
War Alger has requested William S. Rob
erts, ot Hartrord City. Ind., to rend to
Washington the platis and specifications
of an aerial -warship which Roberts has
Invented after fifteen years ot work.
Roberts believes that be has better
succeeded in making an airship to comJxit
the air currents than have the scientists
working under the direction or She govern
ments of Germany and other foreign coun
tries, ne is confident rrom his aorre
sponder.ee with the Government, that hid
invention will have a thorough test.
MR. HR1AN GITi'S" TTIERE.
New York World Claims He Hu-j
Received His Commission."
New l'ork, Dec. 23. A special to tho
World avers tlmt, although Charles Page
Bryan's appointment to the Chinese mission
has beer, withheld, his commission has.
nevertheless, neen made. out and handed to -him.
324- B St. S. W.
Milk and cream from choice Jersey and
Guernsey herds. Coffee cream and extx
heavy cream for whipping. Can furnish,
milk from registered herd-
dca-226 C. THOMPSON.