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The British Garrison at Helvetia
Surprised and Captured.
Kitchener Reports the Losses nt
Fifty Killril, Forty-six Wounded,
nnil TSo Hundred Taken Prisoners
The Ilurichers Lenve After Secur
ing supplies nnd Ammunition The
Tonn In n Mronfr l'OKltlon nnd De
fended hy the Liverjiools Not
Knonn Vho Led the Bcileucr
Little Chance In the Cape Colony
Situation Trj Inir to Keep CencrnI
13c "Wet From IlrcnUInK Southvvnrd.
LONDON, Dec. 30. It Is little more
than a fortnight since Delarey and Beyer
successfully attacked General Clements'
position at Magaliesburg. and General
Kitchener has again to transmit news of a
disaster, which the first reports suggest Is
likely to prove scarcely less serious than
the Nooltgedacht affair.
This time It is the garrison at Hel
vetia, in the hill country south of Lyden
hurg, which has apparently been surprised
by the Boers. At any rate, the British
force there has been captured after sus
taining heavy casualties. The troops there
Included Gen. N. G. Lyttleton's command.
The Boers, as usual, evacuated the town
after achieving their purpose. They doubt
less seized stock, arms, and ammunition,
which they much needed. Nothing is said
about any loss of guns, but the wording
of the official despatch prepares the pub
lic here to expect an announcement to this
effect later. The leader of the successful
coup Is unknown. Commandant General
Botha was lately reported in that neigh
borhood. Ceneral Kitchener's despatch follows:
"Pretoria, Dec 10. Lyttleton re
ports: 'Our post at Helvetia was cap
tured yesterday morning by Boers.
About fifty were killed, forty-six were
w ounded and 200 were taken prisoners."
"Colonel Kitchener -reports that he
is following with a small force in the
track of the enemy. Helvetia Is being
reoccupied by Reeves, who has been
re-enforced from Belfast. Helvetia was
a very strong position on the Machado-dorp-Lydenburg
Railway. It was held
by a detachment of the Liverpool Reg
iment. I am asking for further in
formation. KITCHENER."
General Kitchener also telegraphed yes
terday: "There Is not much change In the
situation In the Cape Colony. Tee
eastern force of the enemy appear to
have broken Into small parties at
Utrecht, and are moving about rapidly
in the same district, evidently waiting
for support from the north. The las:
report states that the western. force are
moving to Carnarvon. Dellsle and
Thorncycroft are In close pursuit.
French has occupied Ventersdorp. Cle
ments Is opposed oc the read to Rus
tenburg, "The eastern line was'blown up near
Pan, and a train was held up this
morning on the Standerton line, near
Vaal Station. C. Knox's column and
Boyes' .Brigade -are holding De Wet
from breaking south.
The Ilritish DolnE Little More Than
Holding Their Own.
LONDON, Dec. 31. The papers this
morning devote more than two columns to
belated telegrams from South Africa, cov
ering the period from December 23 to De
cember 30. They give the Impression that
the British, with the exception of those
in the large centres, are doing little more
than holding their own. There has appar
ently been no considerable accession of
Colonials to the ranks of the Invaders of
the Cape Colony, but the latter are con
tinually active and as continually giving
their pursuers the slip.
There is constant skirmishing, and al
though the despatches speak almost sys
tematically of Boer defeats, the burghers
seem to be always able to put up a fight
elsewhere shortly after. A Boer prisoner
at Burgbersdorp says the burghers are
in constant communication with General
De Wet, and they intend to roam about
the country until he joins them. A ma
jority of them are apparently using cap
tured British arms and ammunition.
It is stated that famine prices are again
prevailing in Kimbcrley, and that the
military authorities have again assumed
control of the food supplies.
A AVnrrnnt Issued for the Arrest of
Es.-Mluister Tennter.
LONDON, Dec. '3L A despatch to the
"Telegraph" from Cape Town says that
a warrant has been issued for the arrest
of ex-Mlnlsler Tewator for making a
seditious speech at Graaff Relnet, in
which he incited his hearers to rebellion
In connection with the' Boer invasion
of the Cape Colony. This Is only the first
of a series of arrests. It heralds a
wide extension of martial law to the re
maining districts of the colony.
The .Slenmer Lake MeKnntlc Puts
Hack to flueenstcMtii.
QUEENSTOWN. Dec. 30. The Ilritish
steamer Lake Megantic, which sailed on
December 26 with COO passengers for Hali
fax, returned to this port this morning
with her steering gear disabled and other
wise damaged. She reports having bad
an awful experience In the recent gale.
A huge wave boarded the vessel, striking
and killing a seaman on deck. Three of
her lifeboats -ere smashed.
The British steamer nockcllff, from
Barry, via Queenstown, for Philadelphia,
has also 'returned with the losses of four
boats. Her cabins and stokehold were
flooded and her wheel and everytbiig
movable about deck were washed over
board. The steamer Ivernia, from Boston, was
unable to land her passengers here, and
proceeded direct to Liverpool.
A NoreKlnn Consul Arrested.
BERLIN, Dec. 30. Edward Schmltt, the
Norwegian Consul here, and owner of the
bankings firm of Ashalt & Wagener, was
arrested Saturday In connection with the
affairs of the Prussian Mortgage Bank.
Herr Schmltt's firm acted as bankers for
the German Empress.'
Het Hoards ore doirn nenlu to fl-in
per IV) M. ft; these ire all aound, dry, bricbf,
and S India wide; Jiut the best boards in town:
at C'.b ad K. Y. ave.
The rillnlno Lender Ilcllcved to He
In n Trap,
MANILA, Dec. 30. Gen. Fred Grant re
ports an exciting chase after General Ale
jandrlno, a rebel leader, and three other
insurgent officers and thirty men. The
Americans captured the general's personal
baggage and records at Mount Arayat,
upon which the insurgents are believed to
be hidden. The Forty-first Volunteer In
fantry is climbing the mountain, thor
oughly scouring It as they ascend, while
the base Is surrounded by mounted pa
trols to prevent the escape of General Alc
jandrico and his party.
The Phllipplno Commission Is now fin
ishing the municipal code and the school
bill. The tariff bill prepared by the com
mission has been forwarded to Washington.
Tho transport Warren sails today, carry
ing 500 sick soldiers and thirty-seven
other passengers.
Snys He Hnd Resigned the I'renl
deney of Wright's Compnnles.
LONDON, Dec. 30. Lord Duffcrin, who,
according to the generally accepted press
statements, was chairman of the London
and Globe Finance Corporation, which
suspended payment Friday, authorizes the
statement that he resigned the chairman
ship of trie Whitaker Wright group of
companies on receiving news recently that
his son had been dangerously wounded In
South Africa. He adds that he and his
wife are now preparing to go to South
The "Standard" tabulates roughly the
depreciation in the stock market owing
to the slump, which is placed at
J-o.492,000. The loss is obviously more
apparent than real, prices having
been in many Instances foisted to absurd
heights by manipulation. Tho situation
is not regarded as Justifying alarm, the
losses being confined to a single group.
Senator Proctor Xow Control the
World's Marhle Output.
LONDON. Dec 30. It is stated that
Senator Proctor of Vermont has bought
the famous Carrara quarries, of Italy,
thus securing, with his Vermont holdings,
control of the bulk of the world's output
of statuary and building marble.
It Is stated that an agent named Korta
recently came to London on behalf of a
number of Carrara proprietors to sell
most of the quarries there. He bad been
treating with London capitalists for some
time when Senator Proctor cabled an
offer and sent a representative, who upm
arriving here closed the deal In a few
hours. The sum paid was about
SamuKcib for Fatal Injuries nt Lodge
Initiation Ceremonies.
CARBONDALE, 111., Dec. 30. R. O.
Desson, a saloonkeeper, living at De Soto,
a smalt mining town six miles north of
this city, died several months ago of In
juries received while being initiated Into
the Knights of the Royal Arch. This order
is composed exclusively of liquor dealers
and has grown to large proportions. In
the ceremonies of Initiation a paddle was
used, having on one side a blank cartridge.
The user of the paddle accidentally turn
ed the side with the cartridge attached
and the wad was Imbedded In Desson's
thigh. Two days after the ceremony Dei.
son died of blood poisoning.
Mrs. Dcsson brought suit to recover
damages, alleging carelessness on the part
of those who participated in the Initiation.
Tha case was recently decided In favor
of the widow. The Jury gave her 11,000.
Seized Liuuor to Go to South Caro
lina Dlspcnsurles.
CHARLESTON, S. C, Dec 30 In: this
city, where the dispensary law has been
unpopular, nearly all of the beer con
sumed is bought from "blind tigers." One
day last week constables seized 1,400 bot
tles of Christmas beer, a'nd, according to
the provisions of the law, this was emp
tied Into the sewers. The lot was worth
Today Governor McSweeney ordered the
police to bold all beer hereafter and de
liver It to local dispensaries, where the
State will receive the money for It. The
extravagant waste, he said, would havo to
end, regardless of the dispensary "pro
The Licutennlit Gcnernl Not Itendy to
Ileply nt Present.
Lieutenant General Miles returned to
Washington last night from his hunting
trip in North Carolina. He declined to
make any statement In regard, to the
criticism of himself In Russell A. Alger's
article In the "North American Review,"
a synopsis of which was printed In news
papers Saturday morning. He said he
had not decided whether he would notice
the criticism, and would not decide until
he had read the article In full In the
"North American Review," the January
edition of which has not appeared.
1113 s 1111 Old GrudKe llcfore Heine
Shot to Dentil.
COLUMBIA, S. C, Dec. 30. A party cf
guests of the Miller Hotel, in Abbeyville,
were playing whist last night, when John
Densby came Into the reading room.
Dcnsby was a noted gambler. He had
killed several men, and only a short time
ago was acquitted of the murder of a
negro. He hud for years been a United
States deputy marshal. Densby had a
grudge against William Kyle, from Lud
low, Mass., who bad been In Abbeyville
several months superintending the build
ing of a large cotton mill.
Kylo's work was completed and he was
going to Massachusetts today. Densby
immediately attempted to pick a quarrel
with Kyle Kyle remonstrated, attempt
ing to pacify tho desperado. Densby drew
a pistol, but Ecme one caught his arm.
He quickly changed his gun to bis left
hand and shot Kyle through the body. Kyle
died at noon today.
Tho murderer threatened to kill anyone
who Interfered with him, and backed out of
the room. Policemen pursued him to his
home, but ho threatened to kill them, and
they telephoned Sheriff Kennedy. Tho
sheriff came with a few citizens. He post
ed his posse, then wont to the door and
ordered Densby to come out and surren
der. Densby stepped out, shut tho door
behind him, and said:
"Well, we'll all go to hell together."
He opened fire. The sheriff responded
promptly and after receiving a bullet near
his heart, the sheriff fell, dying In a few
minutes. The murderer, with two bulletn
through his body, walked oil down the
street and was reloading his pistol when
policemen seized him. He died an hour
Agrees to the Demands Set Forth
in the Preliminary Note.
Li H 11 nc CIuiiik nnd Prince Chine
Notify Senor De Colofrnii, the Ilelin
of the Dlplomntlc Corp, of the Ac
ecptnuce of tjic Conditions A He
qnofit liy the Eiupcror That the
Pence Nezrotlntlnns Begin lit Once
The Conrt Expected to Heturn to
Pekin hy the nnd of Felirnnry
No Official, News Received by the
Government Concerning? the Action
of the Inipcrinl Authorities.
TEKIN, Dec. 30. LI Hung Chang and
Prince Ching, the Chinese peace commis
sioners, today notified Senor De Cologan,
the Spanish Minister, and dean of the Dip
lomats Corps, that tho Government had
agreed to the demands of the Powers is
set forth in the preliminary note. Th?y
asked that a meeting of tho foreign rep
resentatives be immediately convened, and
said that they would sign the note In their
character as representatives of the throne.
SHANGHAI. Dec 30. Chinese papers
here announce that the throne has accepted
the demands of the Powers, contained in
the preliminary nqte presented a few days
ago to the Chinese envoys. ,
It Is stated that the Emperor has or
dered that Yu Hslen, formerly Governor
of ShansI, who personally took part in tho
murder of missionaries, shall be Imme
diately beheaded. It is reported that ninety
carts have been sent to Talyuen to meet
the court returning to Pekin from Slngan-
PARIS, Dec. 30. A despatch received
here from Pekin states that the acceptance
of the preliminary note of the Powers is
contained in an edict Issued by the Em
peror, which LI Hung Chang has com
municated to the Ministers.
The edict authorizes the Chinese com
missioners to negotiate on the basis of
the note, and asks for a suspension of
hostilities. The commissioners say that
the Emperor has declared his wish to
hasten the negotiations and the signature
of a. treaty of peace. He desires to re
turn to Pekin by the end of February.
The State Department has not received
any confirmation of the announcement
from Pekin that the Chinese Emperor has
agreed to the demands of the Powers, but
no doubt is entertained here that the
news is correct It ha6 been generally
understood by the Powers that China
would agree to any conditions, no matter
how severe, with which she felt capable
of complying. As none of the conditions
Imposed are impossible for the Chinese
authorities to fulfill. It has been a fore
gene conclusion that they would Le
agreed to.
This Government expected, however,
that seme attempt to secure modification
would be made by the Emperor, and there
was no surprise felt here, therefore, over
the news report from Pekin that the Em
peror had sought to bring about some
changes In the conditions of the Powers,
notably those about the razing of the
forts between Pekin and the sea and the
maintenance of legation guards at Pekin.
It was believed hero that Kwang Hm
had used the reservations made by the
United States to these terms as an enter
ing wedge to bring about modifications.
With bis acceptance of the conditions, the
next step Is the beginning of formal ne
gotiations between Prince Ching and Li
Hung Chang, on the one hand, and the
Ministers of the Powers in Pekin on the
A ChattniiooKa. Stock ISroUer Leni cs
Town Under n Cloud.
CHATTANOOGA, Tcnn., Dec. 30 F. D.
Searlght, who for three months past has
been operating what is known as the
Chattanooga Stock and Petroleum Ex
change, and who claimed to be a corre
spondent of Ware & Leland. brokers, of
New York, Is under a cloud. Warrants
were sworn out for him today by J. II.
Atwatcr, a leading citizen, on the charge
of obtaining money under false pretences.
It was discovered that Searlght was
about to leave the city, having closed his
office preparatory to departure. Mr. At
w &ler had left tome money with Searlght
for Investment, which he lost, he claims,
on fictitious quotations made by Scaright.
It is said that Searlght would Instruct
his telegraph operator to quote stocks and
other commodities several points above
the prevailing market price, and would
shortly afterward bring the quotations
down to the regular market value. In this
way making considerable money.
The police have been Informed of lusses
with Searlght sustained by prominent
citizens running up Into the thousands
of dollars. Somo time ago W. T. Murray,
a prominent lawyer, sued Searlght for
about $4,S00, which he claimed the lutter
had misappropriated. Searlght paid the
money back, and the suit was withdrawn,
at which time Wa're & Luland disclaimed
responsibility for anything SoariRht
might do. Searlght escaped from his ho
tel Saturday when the police went after
him, and he Is still at liberty.
Dallas County Sheriff to Probe the
IlrllKKlni; of it Woman.
DALLAS, Tex., Dec. 30, Sheriff Johnson
said tonight:
"The Dallas County grand Jury will
meet tomorrow to Investigate among other
things the mysterious visit at midnight of
two maskfd men to Mrs. Louis Jacoby, In
her Oak Cliff home, compelling her tc
drink drugged liquor and to sign docu
ments, of the contents of which she Is
Ignorant. I shall have a number of wit
nesses before the grand Jury, and expect
to be able to decvlop evidence sufficient
to procure indictments. If bills arc re
turned I shall not be long In making ar
rests. I have not abandoned investigation
of tbl3 unusual matter, but feel sure ol
ultimately clearing it up."
The Album for MiirKhrrlln.
ROME, Dec. 30. Tho album which is to
be presented to cx-Qucen Margherita on
behalf of the Italian residents of New
York, has arrived here.
Ocean Steamship Mo emeiits.
NEW YORK, Dec 30 Arrived: La Gas
cogne, Havre; Minneapolis, London; Mar
tello, Hull. Arrived out: Umbrla, from
New York, at Liverpool; Georgic, from
New York, at Liverpool.
Flyuii's lliislncss Colleire. HI It nnd K.
iiunccss, fuonnana. -iypewnung; aza a year. I
A Xciv YorU Millionaire's' AsMillnnt
Thonclit Illmielf n Slnrdercr.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. Abraham J.
Beckerman, until lately an employe of
Julius M. Cohen, a millionaire tobacco
manufacturer, made an attack on Mr.
Cohen in the latter's office- last night,
shooting him twice. Thore was a des
perate struggle, and as the room was dark
Beckerman could not ascertain wbether
or not he had killed Mr. Cohen. Be
lieving, however, that he was a murderer,
he today committed suicide.,. He was to
have been married in a month.
Beckerman came to this citynlne years
ago from Russia, and found employment
In Julius M. Cohen's big tobacco manufac
tory, at 127th Street and Third Avenue.
Mr. Cohen is a man of large fortune. He
lives in an elegant apartment at 1017 Sev
enth Avenue. From the first be .look 'an
Interest In the joung foreigner. Becker
man was then twenty-two years old,
bright, industrious, frugal, and temperate.
From the day he drew Ms first wage ho
regularly sent money ti his mother In
It was this care for his parent that
led Mr. Cohen to take csperial notice of
him, and to advance him- rppldiy -until be
became assistant foreman, in the packing
department, with a good salary. HSs even
ings were invariably spent In hia -:00m
until a year or so ago he met a Miss
Davis. He became attentive to her. He
told Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Green, with
whom he boarded at 107 East Eighty
eighth Street, of his engagement to the
young woman, and only a day or so ago
said that the wedding was nenr. His em
ployer and his fellow-workerr In the fac
tory knew that he was soon to be married,
within a month, they understood.
Mr. Cohen became convinced three
months ago that he had promoted
Beckerman too rapidly. He was not suf
ficiently experienced for the position of
assistant foreman. He was finally forced
to discharge the young man and this Is
what led to the shooting.
The shots were fired in the dark and the
young man after making his escape and
believing he had killed Mr. Cohen blew
His brlans out. Mr. Cohen was attended
by an ambulance surgeon, who found that
neither wound was serious.
Vntch MkIiI Services to Be Held In
Many Churches.
Hundreds of Washington's citizens will
be awake tonight at midnight to watch the
passing of the year 1000 and welcome the
bi'th of the twentieth century. Watch
night services will be held In a majority
of the churches and In many special pro-grammes-of
music will be rendered. The
members of the Cabinet will be with the
President at the White House, and there
will be a social gathering at the British
Embassy and some of the legations. At
the moment of tho birth of the new cen
tury a message of congratulation will be
despatched to Queen Victoria by her repre
sentative at this Capital.
In the churches the custom of watch
ing the old year out will bp more gener
ally observed than It has been for a long
time. Solemn high maas ."villi be sung
In every Catholic church ln,Une world.
Here in Washington there 'uu elabor
ate musical programmes astwrlL The
choirs have been rchenrslng'for .weeks,
and many singers have been employed to
augment the chorus.
At the Episcopal pro-Cathedral, St.
Marks, service will begin at 11:30 o'cloclc
with holy communion at midnight. Among,
the other churches of this denomination
where watch night services will be held
are Epiphany, Grace, and St. Paul's.
The congregations of two Methodist
churches, MeKcndre? and Mount Vernon
Place, will hold unior services-at the lat
ter house of worship. Special services
will also be held at the following Metho
dist churches: Douglass, Dumbarton
Avenue, Union, Foundry, Ilyjand, Waugh,
Wilson Memorial, Wesley Chapel, North
Capitol, Trinity, and Grace.
Among the Presbyterian churchc3 at
which special services will be. held are:
Metropolitan, Eastern, New York Avenue,
Fourth, and Takoma Park. Special serv
ices will also be held at the following
churches: Lutheran Grace, Luther Place
Memorial, and Keller Memorial. Bip
tist Metropolitan. Christian Ninth
The Central Union 'Mission will hold
continuous services tonight .from 7:0
o'clork until five minutes after the dawn
of the new century.
The eiv Century to Be Ushered
AVHIi Ueofenliie Din.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. The old year nnd
the old century have only one more day
before their inevitable departure In
deed, the advent of the new century Is eo
close at hand that Its coming is already
uppermost in men's minds, and today In
the various churches services were ob
served In commemoration of the momen
tous occasion.
It Is considered by many most fortunate
that a Sunday should have come so near
to New Year Day that that event can
bo appropriately celebrated and at tho
same time be removed by the space of
one day from the clamor on,d Jvlld con
fusion of the initial hour Itself. For
within twenty-four hours after the clocks
finished striking 12 tonight'thc new cen
tury will be ushered in aij'Jio century
wan ever greeted here before. When tho
year 1801 arrived it heard considerable
of a ruiiipus on the southern end of Man
hattan Island, where sixty thousand pec
pie were for the most part awake, nnd
where the younger members pf the com
munity were making as much din vith
tin nnd brass as their descendants arc
able to do at the present time. But the
new century heard but a few scattered
hoots and toots from that part of tho city
north of Canal Street. Not a steamboat
whistle resounded in. the harbor, for that
was before the day of steamboats.
The coming of the year 1301 Is to find
a far different welcome In store. A thou
sand steam whistles In the bay and a hun
dred thousand tin whistles ashore, to
gether with innumerable bells, will bo
beard. Instead of C0.0CO, a city of nearly
four million will do honor to tho incoming
At 10 o'clock tonight there will be
heard sounds of harmony and of solemn
song above the hubbub of the moro care
less. On the steps of the city hall a
thousand voices will Join )u one great,
united melody, made still more deep and
Impressive by an accompaniment of fifty
instrumental pieces. The vocal exercises
are to be rendered by the United Ger
man Singing Societies and Damroscb's
Choral Union.
The city hall will bo darkened JuBt be
fore the passing of tha ciutury, and at
tho exact second of the incoming of the
new the eloctric lamps with which the
porch of the hall and the 'trees of the
park have been hung will biazo orrt nnd
a chorus will sing the natibnal anthem.
This will be followed by A laish dis
play of fireworks. j
Preparations for the .celebration, for
which the city has appropriated funds,
were begun yesterday. Men were at work
covering the front of the hall with a se
ries of red, white, and blue lights, one
group of which was arranged to resemblo
the American ensign.
ire )ou weary from work ,ir worry? Tliere's
rent and help in llalUntlnc's India l'ulc Ale, vr
Old llurton Ale.
Senator 0. R. Washburn, a Demo
crat, Abandons His Party.
IlcRnrdcd as n Cranlc liy Ills Assocl
ntes He E&plnins His Action hy
SllylliK He Hopes to Achieve He
forms hy Working With the Stal
warts Chances In the SItuntlun.
HARR1SBURG, Pa.4 Dec 30. Senator
Owen Redington Washburn, representing
Crawford County in the State Senate,
gave the anti-Quay managers a terrific
jolt tonight. He has taken himself out
of the Democratic party at one jump, and
In the same act has declared himself
for Quay.
Washburn Is a native of Vermont and
about thirty-four years old. Ho Is tall
and gaunt. His associates In the upper
branch were wont to make unkind re
marks about him, and by many he Is re
garded 33 a crank. He finished his edu
cation at SL Lawrence University at
Canton, K. Y., and then entered the min
istry of the Universalis! Church. He was
a preacher In Mercer and Crawford coun
ties previous to his election, and has
been" a writer on social topics for several
In 1S98 ho was nominated for the Sen
ate by the People's part7, endorsed
by the Prohibitionists, and regular
ly placed upon their ticket by the
Democrats. His change of b'ase tonight
has caused great rejoicing in the Quay
camp, and the Democrats are red-hot.
They held an indignant meeting and de
nounced him as a traitor. Hugh Braw
Iey, the division chairman of the Demo
crats of the Crawford district, says
Washburn has not lived in. the district
for a year and Is Irresponsible. Wash
burn said tonight:
"Hoping to secure results along reform
lines I co-operated with the Democrats In
the last session, but was disappointed In
tho outccme. The Democrats of this State
have seemed to be more Intent upon par
tisan and personal advantage than a desire
to co-operate with all other forces to se
cure legislation. The disrepute Into which
the regular Republican organization was
brought previous to 1SSS was caused by
tho scandals and corruption of which the
members of tho Pittsburg and Philadel
phia political rings were guilty. It was
not Quay as much as the unscrupulous
work of his followers in the two cities, that
precipitated the factional fight In the Re
publican party. Now tLe members of
these rings, who are the real culprits the
people ought to punish, have raised a cry
for 'reform, and, under cover of opposi
tion to Quay, cunningly seek to profit by
the reaction against their party tliat their
own misdeeds have brought about
''.Sluce the last election I have consid
ered most of the Issues fought out during
that campaign as permanently settled, and
while I do not regret my support of Mr.
Bryan under the circumstances I believe
that the tremendous popular majority
given to the Republican Administration
takes out of the realm of practical con
sideration most of tho problems then dis
cussed. Desiring to be a co-operator
rather than a fault-finder, I shall hence
forth ally myself with the Republican
"In this course I believe I shall be up
held by the majority of the people both In
my district and throughout the country.
Neither the Democratic organization con
trolled by the Standard Oil influence nor
the Insurgent organization, whose leaders
have been unequaled in corruption since
the days of Tweed, attracts me, and In
the future I shall work for all those bet
ter conditions In politics which sincere
Democrats and all good citizens desire,
and shall strive earnestly as a Republican
for high Ideals within the party and the
right settlement of the intricate prob
lems that confront the national and State
"In allying myself with the Republican
party I shall participate In its counsels
and organization."
Colonel Guffey, the recognized leader of
the Democracy, said tonight that there
would -be a conference of the Democratic
members of the House at 11 o'clock to
morrow morning, when a committee will
be appointed to meet a like committee of
Independent Republicans to go over the
question of a fusion organization of the
House. He said:
"If the insurgents have .enough votes to
accomplish this the Democrats will be
unanimous for a fusion organization on a
fair and equitable basis."
In addition to the accession of Senator
Washburn, the Quay managers announce
positively that certain other doubtful leg
islators have come over to their side, in
cluding Senator John F. Budke, of Wash
ington County; Representative C. L. Bak
er, of Warren, and others.
It was claimed for Budke that he would
vole for Quav, but would go along with
the county organization, which Is arjtl
Quay on all other matters. Tonight be Is
out in a statement saying that he will
support Quay and Dr. Snyder for President
of the Senate.
A Movement Looking; Toivnrd Union
"With Democracy.
TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 30. Fearing that
the Ce eland wing of the Democratic par
ty will secure control of the national or
ganization, the Populist leaders of Kansas
will tomorrow Issue a call for a confer
ence hero to discuss tho advisability of
abandoning Pnyullsm and the espousal of
Bryan and his branch of the Democracy.
Tho Populists recognize In this move
that tho Populist party In the West is
dead. The Populists have about four times
as many votes In the State as the Demo
crats, and if they all went over Into the
Democratic party It would be no trouble
for them to control Its organization and
run It as they please. But the question
that agitates the leaders Is whether they
could pull the rank and file of their party
over. Their leaders have been ready to
go into the Democratic party for some
time, and In fact many of them have, gone
The rank nnd flls, however, arc not anx
ious. It Is composed mostly of old-tlmo
Republicans who oppose Democracy
now as much as they did In the
eighties, and the fear Is expressed that
when the new alignment comes they will
refuse to bo delivered into the Democratic
camp nnd Will return to the Republican
fold. It 3 this feature of the case that
will receive the most attention at tho
Another thing that will bo fully dis
cussed Is the likelihood of the Democratic
national organization drifting back Into
the control of the Cleveland wing. To
prevent this is the chief aim of the fu
sion forces that supported Bryan for Pres
ident. Holiday Hates on It. A. O. II. II.
Account Christmas and N'cw Year holidays, tho
B. Ac O. Hailroad will sell excursion tickets be-twe-en
WasliinKton, Ilaltlmorc, Wheelinc;. Tarkfu.
biirir, ami l'ltuburg December 23, 24, 25, 31, flnd
January I, limited tu January 4, at reduced rates.
Street rm il sjUT and Em
ployes Come to Terms.
SCRANTON, Pa., Dec. 31. The street
car strike was declared eft at 12:35 this
(Monday) morning.
President Clark, Gereral Manager Sllll
man, and the Burke brothers, local con
tractors, had a meeting with the griev
ance committee of the strikers, and pre
sented to the latter the terms of a com
promise that the company will agree to.
It was stated that a settlement had been
reached, only the details remaining to bo
arranged. The highest amount to be paid
by the company under the new rules "will
be 19 cents an hour.
Practically no regular runs were made
at all on tho lines of the Scranton Street
Railway Company Sunday, and at noon all
that were out were called in. Thii was
because the crowds on the streets were
Increasing and the company was afraid
of violence. It had been discovered that
In the outlying towns the tracks had been
obstructed by plies of debris, old ties, and
telephone and telegraph poles. In Mi
nooka, the rails had been torn from the
tics, and It will require a day or so to
make necessary repairs there.
The most exciting Incident of the day
waathe desertion of a car In the out
skirts of the city by a crew of eight, the
crew taking to the woods on account of a
hostile movement on the part of a great
crowd that had gathered. This occurred
on one of the lines running to Dunmore,
and six men had been sent out with the
conductor and motorman to protect them.
Tho crowd lifted the car from the track,
but did no further damage. An almost
similar Incident occurred on the Laurel
Hill line, when a crew of six were forced
to flee at the top of their speed.
To Conduct a "iV'omnn's Department
for the "Commoner."
LINCOLN, Net, Dec. 30. Mr3. Bryan Js
to be the associate of Mr. Bryan In the
editing of the "Commoner." This Inter
esting fact was made known today by a
friend of tho" family, who says that Mrs.
Bryan will conduct a department for
women in the new weekly. The further
information was vouchsafed that it would
not be tho ordinary woman's department
dealing with fashions and frivolities, but
would deal with questions of higher cul
ture and with the Interests of the" ad
vanced woman generally.
Mrs. Bryan would neither affirm nor
deny the statement, saying that her hus
band was the editor and all announce
ments as to the new paper must come
through him. Mrs- Bryan has written
quite voluminously in past years, gener
ally on questions connected with the home
and woman's part In literary and indus
trial life. She is a ready writer, with
some of the virility and conciseness of
her husband. She is prominent In West
ern club life and Is expected to deal with
that phase of newspaper work.
Olllelnls of tiarfleld County, Okla.,
Itefuse to Ilecount Votes.
WICHITA, Kan.. Dec. 30. C. G. Kepfy
and 1L I. Sorington, county commission
ers, and Frank T. Hatter, county clerk,
of Garfield County, Oklahoma, are in the
county jail on the order of Judge John
L. McAfee, where they must remain until
they agree to recount the vote cast at
the last election for probate judge and
pay a fine of $410 each for contempt.
Lorain Moore, a Populist candidate, was
defeated by one vote and on offering proof
that he had really a majority of one vote.
Judge McAtee ordered a recount. The
commissioners and clerk say they will
"rot In Jail" before they will comply
with Judge McAtee's order. They will
apply to the Supreme Court.
J. M.
Green Says Ills Son Died
Neslect on the Santce.
TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 30. J. M. Green, a
special United States pension examiner,
with headquarters In Sandusky, has just
returned from Washington, where he ar
ranged to prefer charges against the offi
cers of the training ship Santee, at An
napolis. Mr. Green alleges that his son,
Hobart Green, died because of gross
neglect. Hobart Green died on December
14, the cause of death being pneumonia.
He was sick but two ?ays.
It is alleged that Uj was hauled out of
his hammock and. forced to march In the
ranks, although he was unable to drill.
On tho morning of the 14th ho was very
sick and became delirious, and an extra
guard was stationed to watch him. Not
withstanding the fact that he was cot ex
pected to live, it is claimed that the deck
was washed down as usual, a stream of
water being turned on and the floor
scrubbed while the raving young man lay
in a hammock. He died before 12 o'clock
that night.
It is further alleged that the young man
had no medical attention, that the food
furnished the seamen was unfit for a dog
to eat, and that there was no heat on
the berth deck and the hatchways were
open, exposing the men. Including the
sick one, to cold drafts.
This, In brief. Is tho story told by rela
tives. Representative Rlxey of Virginia
will demand an investigation.
Delivers nn Address In Xew York ou
"Civic HlKhteousness."
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. Governor Roose
velt was the principal speaker at the mass
meeting for young men held In Carnegie
Hall this afternoon at 4 o'clock under the
auspices of the Young Men's Christian As
sociation. The hall was packed and among
those present were a large number of
sailors and marines from the training
ship Vermont and the battleship Alabama,
together with detachments of infantrymen
and artillerymen from the garrison on
Governor's Island. The four rows of seats
Immediately back of the stage were re
served for this military and naval contin
gent, and on tho stage sitting on the right
of the chairman of the meeting, William
E. Dodge, were Gen. O. O. Howard and
General Merrltt.
When the Governor, accompanied by
Mrs. Roosevelt, appeared on the stage the
audience, which had cheered General
Brooke and Ceneral Howard vociferously
quite outdid all Its former efforts by the
warmth of Its welcome to the Vice President-elect,
d welcome which was repeat
ed with renewed energy when Mr. Dodge
presented the Governor as tho chief
speaker of the occasion.
Governor Roosevelt had prepared a writ
ten speech on the subject of "Civic Right
eousness," which was sent out broadcast
to Young Men's Christian Associations ail
over the country, and which was read to
day In many cities simultaneously with its
delivery here.
No I'lner Qnnllty of Champagne
' b imported than that of (!. II. MCMII'S E-YTItA
iiu i. now coming to iinn country, nence ine
enormous imfiortfl o 10,321 ca4ci in II inontlid
in 1D00, ur ?2,lt3 ca&ea more than any other brand.
Cndahy Ordered to "Withdraw His
Offer of a Reward.
A Letter Received Stating: That tl
Hoy will Tie Killed If Any Member
of the Cams Is Arrested The Mys
terious "Elolae" ThrOTTs I.inht on
the Case Implicates Fat Crowe.
OMAKA, Dec. 30. Edward Cudahy has
received a note threatening hU family
with vengeance If he does not Instantly
withdraw the reward offered for the ap
prehension of the kidnapers of his son.
At the same time the mysterious Eloise,
who has been writing letters to the police
and Mr. Cudahy, has turned loose a clew
In the case which promises to prove of
the utmost Importance In convicting Pat'
rick Crowe of the crime.
In spite of the pretence of the- police
that the Eloise letters are not as sig
nificant as tho Plnkerton men appear to
believe, these letters have resulted In lo
cating the hotel where Patrick. Crowe re
mained in Omaha several days and the
name of his companion at that time. A.
few days after the kidnaping a letter was
received by the chief of police dated
Cincinnati, written on Windsor Hotel let
ter heads. This hotel Is located In Omaha
and the woman signed her name, "Eloise
These letters were In a different vein,
first deriding the police with their ineffi
ciency and again offerins for a considera
tion to furnish evidence sufficient to con
vict the kidnapers. The police did not
regard the matter as of any importance.
Now the woman has written a letter giv
ing her full name as Eloise V. Tarrell.
and says she lives at Cincinnati. She de
clares that she was In Omaha with Fat
Crowe at the Windsor Hotel. Omaha,
November 4 and 5, and that tbey regis
tered as J. H. Hall and wife, city, and
occupied room 67.
She also a man and woman registering
E. Carver and wife, Chicago, were with
them. She says tho reason she now de
sires to cause Pat Crowe trouble is that
he left her for one Ethel Swain, a cigar
stand clerk, of the Barker Hotel. The
register at the Windsor Hotel was exam
ined and found exactly as the woman de
scribed it. The signature of Hall is simi
lar to Pat Crowe's and that of E. Carver
and wife Is In the handwriting of
"Eloise." Sho explains thatshe wrott
that signature for the other man.
She asks that EdwarG Cudahy pay her
SCO to come to Omaha and furnish fur
ther evidence, and then that she be paid
$5,000. The people around the hotel were
unable to recall anything about these 'two
couples. The girl, Ethel Swaln whom
Eloise says stole Crowe's affection from
her, has suddenlx Jeft.the clty. andis
said to be -In St. Louis, but cannot be
located. It Is probable that sho is with
Pat Crowe. The. girl was considered a
beauty around the hotel, where her repu
tation was not good. The Cincinnati polica
have instructions to arrest the writer of
the letters if she can be located.
The other startling feature of the case
Is the receipt of another letter from the
kidnapers by Edward Cudahy. There can
bo little doubt that the letter Is from
the samp parties, as the paper and the
writing are the same as In the letter de
manding the ransom. The delivery of the
letter was also similar. The letter, as
given out tonight. Is as follows: "
"Cudahy: If you value the boy's
life at the price of a bullet you will
withdraw the 'reward at once. And
let well enough alone. If you don't
do this wo will finish the jcb with a
bullet. Any man, whether guilty or
innocent. Is ever arrested a bullet will
close the boy's mouth. You will think:
of this warning when it is too late."
Edward Cudahy Is evidently very much
exercised over the receipt of the letter
and Its contents. The letter, he says,
was found on his' lawn last Wednesday
morning after a telephone message had
been received from a man with a very
heavy voice to look on the lawn for it.
It was written on three sheets of yellow
paper and had evidently been there all
Today Mr. Cudah.y was In conference
with Pat Cudahy, his brother, from Min
neapolis; Banker Barker, his close friend;
Gen. John C. Cowan, his lawyer, and
other prominent men in the city. They
discussed the proposition of increasing
the reward to J100.0CO. and a specific re
ward of J25.000 for each kidnaper. No de
cision was arrived lat, but the general
tenor of the conference was that the bold
letter called for just such a reply, and
the Indications are that such a thing will
be done.
'Well Knonn ns a Hotel Man, Arch.
aeoloKlst, and Cupitullst.
NEW YORK. Dec 30. Hiram Hitch
cock, of the firm of Hitchcock, Darllng
& Co., proprietors of the Fifth Avenue
Hotel, died at the hotel this morning ol
pneumonia, after a short Ulnecs.
Ho was born In Claremont, N. H., on
Aueusi 37. 1S32. Ten years later his fam
ily removed to Drewsville. and In 1S4S Mr.
Hitchcock entered the Black River Acad
emy, In Ludlow. Vt. He became an In
structor In the academy, and remained
there until 1S5I, when Jiis eyes began to
fall and his oculist recommended that he
go South Mr. Hitchcock went to New Or
leans, where he went to work in the of
fice of the St. Charles Hotel. He divided
his time between St. Charle3 and tho
Nahant House, in Boston, until ISiS. when,
with Alfred B. Darling and Paran Stevens,
he opened the Fifth Avenue Hotel.
In 1SGG his health failed, he retired from
business and traveled extensively. In 1S71
ho announced the discoveries of General
de Cesnola In a cumber of lectures and
magazine articles. Ho took a deep Inter
est In archaeology, and In JS7J he was
elected a member of the British Society
ot Biblical Archaeology.
.Mr. Hitchcock made his home ia Han
over until 1579. and represented the town
In the New Hampshire Legislature in 1372.
He was a trustee of Dartmouth College.
Mr. Hitchcock took n deep Interest In
the project of building a canal across Cen
tral America, and was the president and
general manager of the Nicaragua Canal
Association, which obtained a concession
for the canal from Nicaragua nnd Costa
Rica in 1S37. Later ho was elected presi
dent of the Maritime Railway Company.
Tho concession for the canal was declared
forfeited by the Nicaragiusn. Government,
and its status Is now a matter of diplo
matic negotiation.
Mr. Hitchcock was married twice. H
married Miss Emily II. Howe lastMarch.
She survives him. as do two brothers, who
are In the West.
Norfolk & IVnshlneton Steumboat Co.
DellKbtful trips daily ac 6:5n p. m. from foot
7tli.pt. to Old Point Comfort. N'ewpt Newt.
JJjrlolk and the South. For schedule, ttv pass 7.
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