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WASHINGKTO 1ST, WEESPAr, DECEMBER 29, 1897.
I We're sacrificing
AS - fiar4
i ill i i i iri x iiii.
ft IJLILJL JLJJLI.1&L7l- kJrJL-
You men who appreciate fine clothes ought
to jump at this chance to buy anv of our $22.50
$20.00 and $18.50 suits for $i485-
They're high-grade in every respect such
fabricsas English whipcords ITrench worsteds
and Scotch tweeds made up in the very best
You can't find finer .suits and at $14.85
lbe-re big bargains.
No plain blues or blacks. .
'Odds jind Ends" in Men's Derbies j
ami Fedoras that were formerly Ji50
fiW and $l.50-are now
f $1.00 j 50c
I Eiseman Bros.,
Cor. 7th and E Streets.
No Branch Store in Washington.
BACK FROM THE KLONDIKE
Several Miners Rsiiirn to Seattle
OiieofTliem Think- u Well Equipped
Government Expedition Conlil
Ea-ilv lieacli Vukoti.
Seattle. Wash., Dec. 2B. The steamer
Alki arrived this afternoon from Skaguay
bringing a number of miners from the
Klondike. They left Dawson on November
22 ami -r.t-de the trip through in twenty
five ilfcvs. Coming over the Uvea trail
they encountered snow in places to the
depth of from Tour to six feet, bit on
some cT the lakes the wind had bwept it
cl-nr. making travel much eahier.
Itenlvnis to inquiries as to -why they re
turned at this season of the year, they
promptly replied that it -was by reason of j
the seared ot provisions ami uiruug-- i
rearoiii-Jiiorwgeuiai. wuiUuuiv.eli.- .
turn if it- "were prolonged, and no relic.
caniTrom tlie outside,
It -was tt.eir belief that no suffering had
yet occurred in any of the mining camps,
but that short rations were becoming the
rule and ull provident miners were har
boring their supplies as much is possi
ble. N. uowon, oi .-eaw.e, no i. umu.in
those who cmne in on the AIM, spent ,
beveral piti on the YuWi aiid It tribu- j
lrles. in nil interview nc eaiu mm
lie could pcnn reason whya well-organized
expedition b the Government, under com
mand , of an experienced army officer,
slK)Hld not get through as le-idlly as a
party of returning miners. There is noth
ing to prevent them.
Dan Egau. well known to the sporting
world as the Montana Kid, and W. A.
KeMllng. claim to have made the trip
from Daw on to Dyea in twenty-three
and a 1 day- Egi l claims to be Uie
bearer of an imiKrtant message f roni IJaw
son City, for which lie Is to receive $1,000
for delivery on the sound within thirty
five dny& of starting. He has won the
money and has four days to spire.
The i-tcamcr City of Seattle sailing fcr
Alasku tonight carried away abo it :100
imssengers and a large amount of freight.
ClIOHAL SOCIETY COXCEHT.
Itlieliuhtfc" Large Aml'encent Fir
Tlie Choral Society gave its sixth an
ual prcMj.ratSon of "The Messiah"' at the
First Ciiurpgationjl Church last night.
The peiloimance was finished and a'is
fving. tnd the audience, which crosr.lid
thecliurch, often burst forth into rapturous '.
TinniRiise. Air. .enh Kasnar conducted
the society it. his usual capable maimer. '
The society was assi-aed by the following
artists. Mine, de Diaz Albcrtinl, soprano;
M1s 1 ei'diiig iioselie. contrHlto: Mr. E. C.
Towue. teuoi, and Mr. Ericsson Bushnell,
Mr. Towne received especial commenda
tion for his rendering ot the recitative
"Comfort ye, comrort ye, my people, saith
Your God ' Mr. Hu-hnell was loudly ap
plauded for his rendition of 'Thus saith the
Laid of Hosts,"' and Mme. Albertiiii catulit
the audience with "There were sliep
herds abiding in the field.' Miss Roscllc
filled her role admirably and earned
plaudits in her singing of "Behold, a vir
gin shall conceive.'
Mr. ""elm Porter Lawrence was the
accompanist. The chorus was admirable.
DISCUSS US "1IIE CUHAX RELIEF.
Cabinet in Se ion With Throe 3reiu-ber.-
The Cabinet meeting yesterday was de
toted largely to personal exchanges of
compliments and an informal discussion of
the relief of the Cuban Miffoi-ers. Secretary
Gage. Secietaiy Alger and Secretary Bliss
After the met ting thePresidcntmadetiine
to see some uf the Senators and llcpre
sentatives. Messrs. Dorr and Doiener, of West Vir
ginia, are pressing t he appointment of A .O.
Petty at postmaster at Charleston, W. Va..
while Senator Faulkner is urging the re
tention of Mrs. McKenna. widow of the late
Senator McKcnna. Senator Elkins alio
favors Mi .Petty. SenatorFaulkner proposes
to fiirht the nomination of Mr. Petty in the
Mr. O. B Hallum is an applicant forap
poit.tnient as justice of the peace in this
city. He is backed by Representative Berry,
Kentucky. andciti?ens of Washington.
ACvisea, Cadets. Restoration.
The Senate bill authorizing the restora
tion to the Navj or cadets who were dis
charged because there were no vacancies
at the time of their graduation has been
indorsed by letter from Mr. Long, Sec
retary i)f the Navy. ir restored it is the
opinion of the Secrelary that they are
not entitled to back pay.
- rtiii-A-n V?
'Odds and Ends" in large size White
and Colored Shirts that were formerly
S1.C0 are now
DONORS' NAMES A MYSTERY
The Identity of the First Cuban
Fund Subscribers Withheld.
Thi- Is Done by Request Aluy Have
Come From Government Official?,
Needs of Sufferers.
Tlie first money subscribed In aid of the
Cuban surferers in tlie subject of a State
Department mysterv. Tlie hum is $5,000,
which Judg- Day, rirst Assistant Seer :tary
of State, says wa sent to the State De
partment ir. confidence, with tlie under
Mantling that the name or names ot tlie
donors should be kept secret. Judge Day
telegraphed Consul General Lee yesier lay
that thi sum and $3 more were at 1 Is
disposal- The money, it Is understood,
will be distributed anionic the consuls fn
Cuba for placing where It can do the most
T,je j.ecrecv ot ,he m ,as giV-. rise
to a CoMn or 1(Qrc speculations as to
from whom-t,ie money came. One of the
best theories advanced yesterday was tht
it was subscribed by the President him
self, and that would account for the secrecy
imposed on the State Department.
Another guess was that it is a joint
lft from the Cabinet, and this compaia-
tlveiy leige sunt was first announced o
,ve u! ,nipi.t!lb to tlie appeal which has
bwi ,SM1C(1 by the Pre,,,,ent aml Alr
sennnn It is nutuxal to suppose that
i tlie powers that b? are anxious that r heir
appeal sliould e successful, and that I hey
have 1 1 us launched it with ,t very Iaudi'Jle
and hand'-ome boom.
It isle uuwii that the Cabinet has ha 1 sev
eral cunfei ences on the subject of the
appeal, and in lieu of a better guo?s a
joint contribution by the Cabinet prounbly
cxp'jiins the mystery or the 5,000.
li is imdtistood that the Cabinet of
fit ers will exert tiieir influence in the
big cities of their respective States to
1-ave the subscription list, very long f.nd
At the close of the State Departm -nt
hours ycMerdayit was stated that io fur
ther contributions had been received.
The State Department gave out yes
terday the stbstance of a telegram from
Consul General Lee in Havana, in which
he specifies some of the suppliethat are
most needed at this time for the distressed
Cubans. These supplies ar as folIo"'s:
Summer clothing, second-hand or other
wise, principally foi women and children
medicines foi fevers, including a large
proportion of quinine: hard breid.cornmeil,
bacon, rice, lard, potatoes, beans, peas,
salt fish, principally codfish; any canned
goods, especially condensed milk for tlie
Money will also be
useful to secure nurses and mediciues and
for many other purposes
Adding to GihrnltniVS Fortifications
I'eports at the Navy Department Indicate
that the English aie increasing the forti
fication of Gibialtar. The British are
building a new dock and making the rock
face brittle with the biggest guns. The
work is reported to be at tne pleasure of
al' who" want to Inspect It. The EnKsh
government is employing 3,000 Spanl-irds
in the new construction.
Oraii'ii Free State Treaty Here.
Tlie amended treaty between this country
and Orrvi gc Tree State has been received at
the State Department. The original Clcve
land treaty Avas amended by the Senate, by
striking out tl:t clause of mutual extra
dition. O-ange Free State has ratified the
treaty a J- amended.
New York, Dec. 2S.- It is reported that
.Miss Mary Van A len. daughter or James J
Van Alpa. and grand-daughter of Mrs.
Astor, is engaped to be married to Mr.
IT.'.ny Ldir.or Baltimore.
Trenton. N. J., Dec. 2.8.- A committee or
the Eastern manuTucturing potters held a
conference today with a committee of the
clay workers and came to an agreement.
The men get an advance of about 12 1-2
pa: cent. The agreement is for one month.
Loston. Dec. 2S.- Mrs. Mary E. Palmer,
thirty-nine years old, jumpe-I from the roor
of the four-story building, where she re
sicU.lI, last evening, and sustained Injuries
which resulted lu her denlh. The act was
the culmination ot" a quarrel with her
llarrisburg. Pa., Dec. 2S. At Sleclton
ttday two beys, Peter l'luter, aged five,
ar-d Henry Tuptanoski, aged ten, were
throwing stones at passing rreight trains
when they were run down by the Niagara
e.Npress. I'luler was Instantly killed and
his tompaulor. dangerously injured.
Do you know ttint yon can have
The Morning. Evening: and Suudnv
Times I lie only COMPLETE news,
paper publicized In "Washington
&crved to yon by carrier for fifty
cents a mouth?
WILL IE NOTHING BACK
Mr. Evans Believes AH His Al
legations Are True.
HE STANDS M HIS CHARGES
There, ml Lawyers Do Not Care to
Antagonize the Commissioner, Hilt
Maintain That There' Are Good
"Met in tlic Hiiine-s--liuspl ration
ill a Clrruhir.
The attack made "by Commission r of
Pensions II. Clay Evans on pension attor
r.eys, which was piiuted in The Evening
Times yesterday, was a leading lopic
lnstplght Itci eated'eonstcmation .mioiig
the pension attorney- of this city and
among those people who uie employed
by them. It was a menace fron the
head of the Pen Jon Buieau that the reve
nue fiom their pension practice should,
be cut off. Commissioner Evans denounced
pension attorneys in bitter terms.
He said that they arc alone to
blame for trauds on the roll of
honor; that they are the most pastiferous
varmints'' that ever invaded a henr.jjst;
that they pose as patriots at $25 for every
successful claim made and he winds up
by demanding the enactment ot a law
which will stop the payment of fees to
these attorneys. Just what Commissioner
Evans lias U say against pension attorney!,
"The most demoralizing feature of the
pension system Is the existence of 50,000
pension j attorneys. The ordinary pension
attorney is worse than the mo-t pestiferous
varmlnt'Uiat ever invaded a hen roost.
"If there are frauds on the pension rolls
they have been planted there by the
pension attorney. He it is that persuades
the applicant to file a claim, leads him to
believe that the Government Ins his name
on the roll and only awaits his appliua
Hon: gives him to understand that the
attorney is legularly commissioned and
authorized and especially empowered to
hunt up this particular missing soldier;
tells him that all other soldiers liavi
applied and "obtained their money, und
adds that 'If you don't get yours you are
Commissioner Evans charged the pen-
Mon attorneys with absolutely being "buz
Tards." lie said:
"There arc goKl men engaged in the
pension attorney business, but the majonty
of them remind me of that beautiful bird
that sails tluough tho air so gracefully,
but which the laws prohibit killing.
"Tlie Government has continued to pay
pension attorneys for soliciting business
for thirty yarfc. Enough of this has been
done. A law should lie passed that In
future no fee should be paid to any at
torney or claim avent for any claim filed
for pensions. That would put an end to
the pension scat.dals.''
Every pension attorney approached by
The Times man yesterday Joined issue with
Commissioner Evans. .Many of them spoke
of him bitterly, but none would ex pr'.s any
(-entimciittcry hoMile to theCcmnilS'toner
for pmposct of publication. None of them
cared openly t antagonize the head of the
Pension Bureau too har-Jny., betting forth
that they had a business reason for not
doing so. '
Scleral attorneys, who declined to le!
their names be u.sod in print, declared hit
the Commtsiot er of Pensions had drawn his
inspiration for hl attack on all pension at
torneys from stn-e offeiHIc circular sent
out by one firm. They held that rh.re
are any number or worthy pension at
torneys who conducted their business in a
J'rltlmat" w.-y. There were others w'io
Corporal J-imes Tinner was almost speech
less at first. He was having a combat
within himself. lie was Just aching to
go for Commissioner Evans, but, then, he
was also reasoning with himself that it
was better to await further developments
and not to demolish Mr. E.miis toosuddenly
He belicitd that Mr. Evans haumale ip
his mind too hastily. He thought that he
should not condemn all pension attorneys
becau-y some of them had gone wrong.
If widow sandorphansdld gefcpensionsthey
got only whet under ths law they wereen
tltle. to. II there were fraudulent pension
attorneys It was the fault of the Pension Of
fice. It hail the arbitrary power to disbar
a man snipjv upon suspicion of unpiofcssion
al conduct. It could also proceed against
a man criminally for frauds.
Cominissfonei Evans said Just, night that;
ue hadsnid nothhigeartier in the d.iy vhEcn
he caf d to take hack. All the allegations
he hut rrade against pension attorneys he
believed to be true. He ilecla"ed that
several of his predecessors had entertained
the same feelings toward the class which
J.e did, and had on various occasions
spokei tlieii sentinents. though perhaps
not so loudly or strongly as he had done.
ARMY AND NAVY ORDERS.
Army and Xavy orders were issued yes
terdaj as- follows:
Leave of absence for three months, to
take effect between January l and 13
1S03. If gianted First Lieut. James B.
Hughes, Tenth Cavalry.
Will the appiovalof the cling Secietary
ot War, the leave of ubseneo granted
Second Lieut. Anton Springei, jr., Twenty
first Infantry, in special orders, N'a. 228.
September 2p, 1807, f r-m this office, is
extfTded two months.
By direction of the Acting Secretary of
War, ths leave or absence granted Lieut.
Col. Edwin B. At wood, deputy quarter-maste-
general, in special orders, No. 100,
November 18, 1597, Department of the
Colorado, Is extended one month.
By direction of the Acting Secretary of
War, Mrjdi George W. Baird, paymaster,
will p-iy the troops to December 31, 1S07,
at Foit Mycr, Va.; Washington Barracks
District of Columbia, "ind Fort Vvshhi
ton. Md., In person, and at Fort McHcpry,
Md., Foit Mouioe, Va., and the arsenal
at that point, by express, and, upon the
completion of t,he Payments in person
will return to his proper station.
Capl. Geoigo A. Cornish, Fifteenth In
fantry, is detailed as acting Indian agent
at ti.e Lnltah and Ouray Agency, Utah'
Upon his arrival at the agency, he will
report at once by telegraph to the Sec
retary of the Interior for instrueiio-is
riospita' Steward Herman Kiioh, now
at Foit Sherman, Idaho, is transferred
to Alcatraz Island, Cal. lie will be sent
to that" post and will reort upon his -ir-rival
to the commanding officer for duty
The following transfers are made: Private
Walter Undcihill, Company B. Firth In
fantry. Fort MCl'lierSou. Georgia; Private
Frank "ttnlden.Companyll Third Infantry,
Fort Spelling, Minnesota; Private John J.
Welch. Company F Tenth Infantry, Fort
Keno, Oklahoma Territory; Private Virgil
Willhoite. Company B, Sixth Infantry, Fort
The following-named enlisted men. .ion
at the stations designated artar their re
spectivc names, are, by the direction of
the President, uikki their own application,
placed upon the retired list created by
that act, to tike crfect upon receipt oV
till!" ordet at Uie posts, and will repair to
their homes: Ordnance Sergt. Edward
Smyth, Jackson Barracks, Louisiana; Sirgt.
James M. Justice, detachment of ord
nance. Benicia Arsenal, California; First
Sergt. William Gallagher, Company II.
Not Only in Washington but in
IS A MOST BRILLIAKT ONE.
Dr. Young Ls certainly ( lie loading special
ist in the treatment or all disorders of the
btuin and nervous sysicuis. di-eases of the
Skin and Blood, Sexual Weakness, and all
Chronic or long staiuUm; lioiililes ariect
ing Uie Lungs, Throat, Heart, Stomach.,
Liver, Kidneys, Bladder, Hovvels, or any
other organ. Young or middle-aged men
suffering from the results of youthful
follies, vices, or excesses: .men uhout to
marry, who art,- conscious of any impedi
ment or disqualification to a happy mar
ring", or those feeling their sttength and
vigor declining, should consult, Dr. Young.
Stricture, Varicocele and Hydrocele cured
without cutting or operation. No pain
Ao ileicutfott Irons business. Syphilid cured
lor lire without mercury nr potash.
Includes treatment and medicines. Dr.
Young can be consulted free at his well
Cor. 12th and'j? Streets.
Hours -10 io ll and 3 to 5 dally; Sun
day, 10 Lo 112.
de-.'8-tt , ,
Eighteenth Infantry, Fort Hliss, I'exua:
First Seigt. Seiaitus Shaddock Company
C, Twenty-second Infantry, Fort Crook,
Nebraska; AHlflcer William B. l. Snyder,
Mattery II, Thiid Artillery, Angel Island,
California; Aitificer Rdward H. Dj.-e,
Battery 11. Fourth Artillery, Fort Monroe,
Virginia; Prhate Michael Kennedy, Com
pany C, Twenty-third Infantry, Presidio
vi San Francisco California.
First Lieut. George 0. Sipiier. Third
ArtiHei;, will proceed to the wo.-ka or
Wamei & Swasey, Cleveland, Ohio, on
ofnciul business pertaining to the inspec
tion of mi alternating cttnent range and
position tinder, under construction for
the lioard of ordnance and fortification,
and, upon the completion thereof, will
return, via New York city, to his priper
Private vVtirnd A. Bussian, Company II,
SKU'enth Inrnntry, now at Fort Sherman.
Idaho, is transferred to the Hospital Corps
as a piivate.
So mucli of pnrngraph 4, special orders,
No. 207. December 20, 1S07, frjm this
orfice, as relates io Post Quartermaster
Sergeant Frederick A. Clayton. Is revoked.
Private Charles Shockley, Company B,
Fourieentl Infantry, now at Vancouver
Barracks, Washington, Will be dli-charged
the service of the United States.
Private John Woir 'Troop B, First Cav
alry, now at Fort itcno Oklahoma Terri
tory, is. upon his own application, trans
ferred to Company H FJivent h Infantry,
and will be sent to the station of that com
pany. Fort, Logan Hi'Uou'is, Arkansas.
Leave or absence forono, month and fif
teen days, lo take effect on or about Janu
ary 1, 3&08, is grpnte-Vl Second Lieut.
Frederick . Lewis, u,wjeny second iu
rantry. ,, "
The following transfers are made in tlie
Ninth Cavalry: Flr.4 Lieut. Gu H. Pres
ton, from Troop C tojTroop D; First Lieut.
George I. White, rrom Trcjp D to Troop C.
Report Against Lic.ur. Stevens.
The final report on .the, case of Llsut.
T. S. Stevens, or the Navy, who was given
a year's probation by the late President,
lb that In- should Ik dropped from the Navy
rolls. Cnly the P.esideut can now pre
vent, the proposed action. Moral and pro
fessional re.'o-cti.s were urged against Mr
J.-ire.- u Uniform System.
Assistant Secretary or the Treasury
Howell has under ndMsemenr a nropcsiiiou
made by A ppiaiser Wnkeman, orNew York,
to make uniform the system of the in
spection or tobacco. The object or the
change, it I- said, is that proier dis
tinction ma y be made as to the importation
of tobact c filers and wrappers.
Xcv Nnvnl Aendemy Buildings.
Assistnnt Secretary Roosevelt submitted
to the Secretary of the Xavy yesterday his
report or. the Naval Academy. He ad
vises the erection of new buildings, such as
a boat house, an armory and a torpedo
bain. The iniprovempiit.s suggested will
cost about Si. 000 ,000.
Ulcycl-i Le.is'.- Murderers Convicted
A cab!e?iam from Minister A ngcll, dated
Pera, December 28, informs the State
Department that the murderers of Lenz,
the Amerieaa bic.vclist, have been con
victed and sentenced to fifteen years'
imprisonment. The murderers have, how
ever, not been found.
3Iiin; Advertise for Supplies.
Tlie Department or Justice has ruled that
the Deaf and Dumb Asylum mast adver
tise ror bids for supplies, as is done by all
other bureaus or establishments or the In
Hccoinmend.s 150 Promotions.
The report on the inspection or the train
ing ship Alliance has been submitted to
the Navy Departtrnenr by its commander,
W. F. Dicklns, He recommends the pro
motion of 1 r0 boys-
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
Xortl.erpt Washington Council, No. 7o5,
N. U., gave a social and smoker at their
regular monthly meetingMonday night,
a t Noi then st Temple, at which the following
officers were elected for the ensuing year:
PresUler t, Grant S. Earnhart; vice presi
dent, Kd. F. Siegfried; speaker, Daniel
J. Qtiinu; secretary, A.- J. E. Hubbard;
financial secietary, John T. M-tddox; treas
urer, J. M. Winchester:, hnpliin, S. M.
Simpsoi-, usher. James AHealy; sergeant-at-a.ns,
Blair Wats,pn; doorkeeper, T. C.
BornktjjsMl; tiustcesJl.l21 Yost, Hindmi'i
Doxcy. and W. F. Mackay: delegate to
cabinet , Ja ines A . Hcaly; delegate to jessm
bly, V, . I:. Carver; delegate to Immediate
Relief Association, W. R. Carvei.
An election of officers- was held by the
Goodwill Commandery, Gulden Cross, Mon
day night, with the following result: No
bio Commander, David Fl Harris; vice noble
commander, MIssM.l. Sherwood; prelate,
Howard Larcombe; leepe?- of records, Ed
ward Steer; financial keeper of records.
W. E. Allen; treasurer, '-.Tames G. Thomp
son: herald. George S. 'Wood; warder inner
gate, Mis.-, Ada M. Loo; vTarder outer gate
Tyler Sherwood; trustees, Dr. S. I. Gioot,
W. G. Pcrrv.A. M. Me-Bath; representatives
to grand c-oimnandery, George Musson, J
G. Thompson, Mrs. Simouds; alternates.
Mrs. M. C. Land), i!rs.'M. E Goss, Mrs.
National Commandery; Golden Cross,
elected the following officers at itsnuew
ing Monday night: Noble5 commander, Mrs
E E. Compton; vice noblecommander.iir.s.
L. Weaver; prelate, IL I. Stout; keeper
or rcc-o:ds,L. R. Trembly; financial keep
er of records, Bal'ey; treasurer, R.H. Yates;
herald Mrs. Edcliu; warder inner Kate,
.Taiu-"' Ceniptoir, Avnrder o iter gate, W.H.
Byers; rcprespntatlyes" to grand com
mandery, Messrs. Yates and Lucas; trus
tees. .:. J. Darlington, S. Jlowfson and
V.. F. Carter.
The "degree staff" of the grand Com
mandery held a rehearsal at the ha'I of
National Commandery last evening.
GAGE WILL NOT QUIT OFFICE
His Relations With the President
Are Cordial, It Is Said.
MeKin ley Does Not Construe tlie
Secretnry'js Proposition its
The report was widely circulated yes
terday that Mr- Gage, Secretary jT the
Treasury, had tendered his resignation
formally lo theI'resldeiit.
At the Treasury Department one iu po
sition to Know the fact, if it were ucii,
said th:.t Mr. Gage has not formally ten
dered his rcsignnti.ou.y It was admitted,
however, that he may have said to the
President that if the resignation were
desired he could have it at any time. '
Secretary Gage was in Baltimore ys
lerdaj. Inspecting the new revenue ou'.ter
McCullougli. It is said that Mr. j nje
thus" took advantage to be absent from
the Ci bluet jneetlne. This part oTthe re
port, however, was denied at the Treasury.
It being stated on the contrary that the
relations between the President and the
Secrelary were very cordial.
A special grievance of the Secretary of
the Treasury is said to have been that it
was published that at some time in the
near future the President would be jollgetl
to choose between Senator Wolco't end
M r. Gage.
The action or Mr. Gage in telling the
Piesidenl thut he would resign ir dj.'i.ed
nin mils In tin general opinion to an ueijal
tender of resignation, although it is not to
regarded at the Treasury.
There wes a rumor yesterday that tne
rriction tetweeu ti'e President and Mr.
Gage has bet-n increased by a recent open
letter to the president or the American
Federation of Labor. The President, it s
said, did nor, like the practical public
challenge or one of his Cabinet to a OIj
cusslon which would n- charily have
opened up the agitatloti or the silver
It was given out on authority yesterday
afternoon t lint President McKlnley did not
regard Mr. Game's remarks to him is a
resignation, and that the little incide-it has
m no degree marred the cordial relafion
Ehip or the Chief Executive and his Cab
inet officer. Mr. Gage is to remain as
the Secretary or the Treasury.
GAGE AMONG TOR BAX-vERS.
IJis Thorough Sympathy With L'h-rri
Extolled in New York.
Nov.- York, Dec. 28. -Secretary Gage,
who came to Now York last evening to
dine at theSavoy Hotel with Horace White
and a score of other financiers, visittd
some of hie rriends in Wall street today
It is denied by those who met him that
Mr. Gage has any present intention of re
signing. 0nthc contrary, he is actively
planning to accomplish the purposes se5
forth ir his nit mud report to Congress. It
was not denied, however, that he might
have offered to resign last week..
Charles S. Fairchild, when asked ibout
the repc.it, said he had no facts bearing
on tlie subject, but that it would be a
thing to be deplored if Mr. Gage should
resign. a he wns so thoroughly in sym
pathy with the bankers in their d-sirc
for currency reform.
Secrelary r the Interior Cornelius N.
Bliss said today that he had not hit id. it
said at any of the Cabinet meetings iliat
Secretary Gage had offered to resign
AIR. FCKELS TAKEN TO TASK.
Ue Js Criticised for Ills. Conduct
ot Air. Singerly'sj Bank.
One of the New York pipers publWit-d
vesterday an article In which Mr. Eckels.
Compti oiler of the Currency, was taken
to task for his conduct In -relation Jo
the Clrstiiut Street Pank, or Philadelphia.
It is alleged, among other thing", that
M. Eckels retained for.i . cry long period
a knowledue of coming events as to "he
crash. Mr- Eckels was called on yester
day and was asked for his answer. He
said that he would reply only In the
paper that made the charges, and wmld
ask it to publish the facts in the case.
Among the allegations relating to Mr.
Eckels were that as a result of
the Comptroller leniency and Mr
Singerlj's reckless hanking methods,
the two institutions have succumbed
with liabilities of nearly 54,000,
000, and assets which conservati .- fi
nanciers do not estimate at inoretli.ia one
fourth of that amount. The ncco-m's of
50,000 depositors are jeopardized, and the
wreck, it is feared, will be as complete as
that or the Keystone National Bunk,-ime
In speaking or the failure ConipToMiJr
"I have known of the condition of the
Chestnut Street National Bank for two
years. Atthat time its affairs were in bad
shape, any were brought to my attention.
One year ago I could have closed the bank,
but it would not have done. It was in
"I have to take chances en banks. Any
one who has been familiar with my vffice
during the past four years would appre
ciate this. Many banks have been -ui the
vergeof failure. I saved them. I believed
in this case that Air. gingerly coMld pull
througl . Two years ago there was no
money in the country to invest. I thought
that with the return of prosperity ne would
be able to place ills stocks at an advantage.
I took the chance, and the condition or ;he
bank is 50 pet cent better than it was .'wo
CIIR1STAI AS ENTERTA1NM ENTS.
Sunday School Children of Two
Churches Receive "Pre-ents.
The Chrlstrras entertainment of the Sunday-school
or St. Paul's Episcopal Church
was gftt-si last night in the parlors oi" the
church. The program consisted of a Christ
mas carol,." Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,"
by the choir: prayer, by tlie pastor: recita
tion, by Mrs. Fleming; carol, '"In the
Fields;" soug. by Mr. Young; stereoptlcon
Views, l;y Me-'sis. Russell and Thornton.
After this program had been given the
ci.rtain went up, revealing Santa Claus
and a hr-ntitltul Christmas tree. Sunta
n-ade a speecii and then distributed the
presents. The children were presented
witli a hag of candy und nuts as th-jy
left for home.
Concordia Lutheran Church was rilled
last evening with the Sunday-school&choiars
and th.jir fi 'etuis, the occasion being the
Christmas social. Th exercises were con
ducted in German and consisted of a two
act Christmas play, by soms or the .iifni
brs of the iohool. Songs and recir.t
tlons followed and then came Santa Claus
with hi." piesgnts. A large and well-loaded
Christmas fee ndd'-d to make a bea nlful
324 B St. S. W.
7el - I - JL-
Milk and cream from choice Jersey and
Guernsey herds. Coffee cream and extra
htravy cranio for whipping. -'au furulsh
milk from registered herd.
deU-22c C THOMPSON.
1411 PfJhii. AYC. Adj. Wlllaru's Hotel
Guarantees to Cure Each Case acceptea for
Treatment, and Also Gnarauteas that
the Cost WUlIfotZxcssd
For ACNE (Pimples)...-. .v.. ..316 00
ECZEMA....... .. $33 00
CONSTil'iTioi' - -S1HO0
UVoBctiipi. lor. nil I
?J:fY IHSKASEsV.V.'.'io to'siuof
aiiilUTUKE 3o uo
IMPOTENCY S-10 to $200;
EMISSIONS and DRAINS S24 00 j
CIUCIJMGTSION $25 00 j
x-r.iiAL.K DISEASES 1D CO (U
All IVIfaff i r it-iocs F'!PMic:hd
--. ..u,.,.w -
DAILY nwwn imiTntj m.i. m. to
" p. m. -Monday, Wednesday, jnursiwy
anil Saturday till 8 p. in. Sunday and
HoltdayB, IO to 12 a. m.
io- CONSULTATION FREE. &
- - . w . .w w.. V - .
DO THEY PAD THE MAILS?
Against Railroads to Be
I'ostoffice Official.- Say That the Ac-
dilution Is Groui:dlesi--Alh"ed
a-c-heiiic.- of Itohbery.
There is to be a Congressional investi
gation Into the charges that the- Govern
ment is being robbed annually of from
SG, 000,000 to 5,000,000 In payments to
railroads for mall transportation.
This matter will receive careful and
thorough inestigatton. when the House
Committee on Postoffices i'!d Potroads
frames its appropriation bill. The prin
cipal postal officials will he called jpon
Tot testimony along the line indicated.
Several of the PostoMce officials told
a reportci for The Times last night that
the charges are without foundation.
Second Assistant Postmaster General
Shalleiiboger, within whose province this
matter lies. Is out of the city.
Chief Clerk Stone, of the Trans-porta
tion Bureau, said it would be iiii'ios-it-Ie
for extensive frauds to be perpetrated in
weighing bj the railroads carrying mails
past junction points and sending them back
to such iolr,ts, thus having them weighed
hi eucii direction- He said such action
would require the collusion of all postal
clerks on the road, ull clerks on the branch
road and all -ostmasters on that road,
each one of whom Is required to report
any mlssent mail matter.
Mr. Stone admitted it was possible that
malls might be weighed on certain roads al
times when the amount carried was greater
than the average. He raid it would be Im
possible, however, for the reads tomakear
rangements with large advertisers or others
tosendout their maHsatwrlghingtlnies, as
they do not have advance notice of the
Roads have been suspected or padding
the mails-, lie said. A notable instance
occurred two years ago, when a Sonthera
road carried out a large amount of free
public document mall from Washington
to a jioint near the termination of its line,
and then had the matter shipped back
during the weighing month. The depart
ment deducted the weight of authismatter
in making up the allowance.
Mr. .-tone seid an effort was made by the
department to weigti the mails on each
road at such a season of th? year as would
strike a fair r.verage so as to avoid in
justice to either the Government or the
He said theweighingdetennine the com
pensation for four years, and on most of
the roads there Is a great increase In the
amount of mail carried without any in
crease of compensation.
Tlie officials seem to think that the
charges of extortion have referncee alto
gether to "padding." Railroads are paid
so m ich per pour d Tor carrying t"ie mails.
These mails are weighed by the postoffice
once each four years. The weighing con
tinues thirty days, nnd the calculation
for the totr.' weight carried by the rail
roads computed on this This weight Tor
one month is asf-ertained. Ttil- is mtilti
plied by twelve for the annual weight
and the annual weight multiplied by four
for tlie total weight for the term of four
years. Now, during the weighing season
railroads have padded the bags over their
lines in various ways, usually bj causing
an unusual amount o mail to be sent,
sometimes actually mailing it. Some frauu
has been practiced in this way, and it is
probable that not all these fraudulent
transactions are discovered.
In addition tc receiving pay per weight
for carrying the mails, the railroads re
ceive so much a mile for hauling the post
office cars, iu which this mail is carried.
Then again, in addition to all this, many
lines recelv' extra compensation for what
is termed "special racilPles." that i., they
receive a bonus ror canying the mail be
tween given points within a certain time,
ir they fail to make schedule time they
are "docked" CO per cent or the bonus, so
that whether they make schedule time or
do not make it, they are sure or a premium.
This is one or tlie things which the com
mittee will investigate.
urnLniNG trades matters
The Council Hecoive.- Report- From
the St. Louis Convention.
The Building Trades Council met asr
evening at Electrical Workers' Hall. Presi
dent Silver was in the chair and there
was a full quota of delegates from iiinp
Mr. J. I'. Healey, who represented the
council at the convention of the bmhiing
trades recent! held in St. Loui', made a
report of the- proceedings, dwelling st
length on the benefits the crartsmen vj iM
derive from the national organization.
As s,hovn in the official reports. Mr.
Healey, aside from the trade interests, had
the general welfare of the residents of
the District of Columbia at heart, .is 13
evidenced by the following remdntiuiw in
traduced by him and adopted by the cun
"ventlon: 'Ue. olvcd. That we, the delegates rcpre
seating the Building Trades of America in
national convention assembled, resp?ctrully
petition the United States Congress to
enact legislation that will gi'-e the right
of franchise to the thousands of citizens in
the District of Colambia, and we call on our
I'cpreiCLta lives in Congress and a gener
ous American public to aid us to this end.'"
Mr. H'-aleyalto offered a resolution pro
testing against the passage of theShcrman
Culloii anti-ticket Fcalping bill, which
was unanimously indorsed by the con-vention-
Wi.sn a permanent organization was ef
fected Mr. Healey was cl:oen second vice
Alter the meeting of the local committec
last evening It was learned that the na
tional organi7ation of bulldin'r trades is
not Indorsed bv some of the prominent
trades unionists. Two of them, very
prominent in Icxal labor circles, and mem
bers of Bmldfnsr Trade w-tc outspoken
QTPR! I M r Uleycics "Jlni
CARPENTER CYCLE CO., Aents,
l'lth una X. "tr. ato.
'Tour Credit la Good."
of the Year.
This week we fry to re
duce stock as much as possi
ble. We lake stock at the
end of the year. All goods
boug-ht specially for the
holiday trade go at cost, and
wise were they who post
poned their g-ift giving- until
Xew Year's. All lines of
goods are greatly redttced,
and many a. single piece or
suite that we cannot re
place goes at cost or below.
We'll make as clean a sweep
as we can before stock
taking. An instance of fierce
Very Charming Sewing
Rockers, hardwood, with
reed seat. As long
as they last 59'
"CASH OR CREDIT. "
1226 F Street.
THE annual meeting u' the Mutual I nvMst
rncnr Vre Insnrance ''ompity of the
Distric- or Columbia for th- decMon of
officers and other business will be held at
the o.'fice of the company. 92. F st-1 v..
rrt ir J- n- m. tc 6 p. in. All poller rMlit-rs
refiues'ed to be present- R. J. BEALL.
Secretiry. de29- ja .
A MEETING of the stockholders of the
Capital Ttactlon Company for the election
of directors -will lie held at the ofHce of
the company. Union Passenger Station, on
WEDNESDAY, the 12TII of JANUARY,
ltit8. The polls v.-lll be opened at IO
a.m. and closed at 2 p.m.
G. T. DDNLOP. '
C. M. KOONES, President.
Secretary. de27-u Ad, ex.su
VIRGINIA: IN THE CIRCUIT COrRrMF
THE CITY OF RICHMOND.
The Commonwealth of Virginia against
Timothy Rives, curator of George Dus
ner, deceased; Timothy Rives, adminis
trator -of Georse Dnsner. deceased, and
the Board of Education of the State or
The object of this ult i to recover by
the Commonwealth the sum Uf $3.4&0.5,"i,
principal and interest, teinir the property
or estate of Georire Dusner. deceased, in
tne nanus aim posess-ton or iimotny Rives,
his administrator, the said George Dustier
naviug men iu tne comty or .Prince Ueorce.
in the State or Virginia- in the spring tr
1SS3, intestate, and whose nativity is
unknown, the Commonwealth claimliiK'sald
estate, in conseQueuce or the said Dusner's
leaving no known heirs at his death.
All persons claiming an Interest in said
estate are hereby required to appear
before this court and make themselves de
fendants to this suit, on or befor.- the 1st
day of March, IbOS, and lUt what is nec
essary to protect their interest in said suit
E. M. RO WELLE, Clerk.
W. It. McKEXNEY, Complainant's Atty.
Nov. 2G. IS97. del-la w.3njos-em
DltURY- On Tuesday. December 23.
1807 ?t d.JO p. m., V, lLLLE A. DRURY.
beloveC sot, of W. M. and Jennie A. Drury.
agd four vears-
Fun:i! rrtm his parcats residence. No
1100 Nineteenth -street north v jst, on
Thnrsda: . December 10, at 10 a. 111.
l'uieral private- de29-2tj
DE NEALF-On .Monday. December 27,
ltf.i'i. at i. ;,. hi.. ti-.--iii-.M-r. . DE
N'EALE, beloved son of W. X. and Laura
V. DeNeale. aged twentyix years eleven
months and twenty-seven days.
i-wuerai lrom nis parents" residence. 1921
Eighth ftieet norrhwest. on Thursday.
December 30. If 07. at I.S0 p. m. Serv
ices at Immaculate Conception Church,
conic Eighth and N streets northwest, at
2 p. m., above date. de2S-2t,em
iT. VmXJUXJ'Skl. LEE.
t"32 Fn. Ave. N. W
Fr.t-chiss, Nvrvlce. Tbone, 1385.
against it. It was not intimated, however,
that they woi.ld use their influence to have
the local council withdraw from the na
tional body. If they should deem such a
course advisable it -would no doubt create
a division in the ranks of local trades,
Jnpan Is. Trying: Epps 3Iurdercr.
The latest advices at the Navy Depart
moot iu rcfeience to the murder of the
American apprentice Epps, is that "me-"
Japanese authorities are proceeiliui; with
the trial or the murderer as retpiested by
theSu teDepartmeut. The proceedings will
be noted by Minister Buck. It is said thn,t
this L as far as this G-j ernnieut can go
until the result or the trial has ben made
nov. to Prevent Pneumonia.
At this time or the year a cold Is very
without the aid of some reliable ci"gh
medicine is liable to result iu that dread
disease, pneumonia. We know pf no butler
remedy tocurea cough or cold than Chan,
berlain's Cough. Remedy- We hae u&eit it
quite extensively and It has always given
entiresatlsractlon. Oolagah.Ind. Ter Chier.
This is the only remedy that is known to
be a certain preventive of pneumonia.
Among the many thousands who have used
It for colds-and la grippe we have nevjr ;ct
learned oT a single- taso laving resulted In
pneumonia. Persons who have weaklungs
or have reason to fear an attack of pneu
monia, should keep the remedy at Sand.
The 25 and 50 cent Mies ror,ale by Henry
Evans, wholesale and retail druggist. i38
Fst.',a3dConi;.ave andS.st.nw:and 1428
UJ. avc. no-