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WEATHER INDICATIONS
Tair today cloudiness tomor
row willi diminishing westerly winds
Number 2753
ENGLISH FEAR
SHIP SUBSIDY
Owners Assert Its Passage
Would be Ruiiious
FRYES MEASURE CAUSES ALARM
Competition Under a Measure Pay
ing Bounties on Speed and Milo
ao Not to Bo Thought Of Hop
ing for Changes in Committee
LONDON Dec 11 A1 though the public
is little interested In the new ship sub
sidy bill introduced In the Senate by Mr
Frye and the newspapers give slight
prominence to the matter the subject Is
keenly occupying shipping circles
The Telegraph which is making a
specialty of the subject states as the re
sult of enquiries that the bill has awak
ened some fears and a great deal of op
position
A Threatening Ilnntllrnp
One owner figures from the summaiy of
the measures which were cabled here
that a steamer of 5000 tons would receive
nearly IS per cent annually on the cost
of construction which he regards as Utile
short of appalling and threatening to fe
tlously handicap British trade
Some owners apparcntlv nrc less con
tented with the subsidies than with tuc
restriction already imposed by the UnHed
tlatcs that all trading between American
torts must be confined to American ves
lels which British shipping men resent
most keenly These regard the subsidies
Is merely for the temporary purpose of
ncouraglng construction
ClmitlM In Committee
The opinion here seems to be general
that the committee on commerce will
amend the bill and that there will be an
opportunity for representation in the
matter by the British Beard of Trads
There is some dissent from the con
tention that the subsidies will equalize
wages and the cost of building and one
shipping man says that the real explana
tion of the measures cannot be found by
any logical reasoning but in the devel
opment of Imperial sentiment In America
which will not brcok the alleged humilia
tion of having American products carried
in foreign vessels
So far as enquiries at Liverpool have
cone it was shown that all shipping men
there view the measure with disfavor
Some nro considerably alarmed
Sliced nnil MlIi nK noiintiew
It ishcld that the fleet laloly acquired
by J Iierpont Morgan would be entitled
to bounty based upon speed and the
mileage run enabling the vessels to earn
dividends almost independently of
freights Such a condition of affairs would
result In ruinous competition with Brit
ish vessels
On the other hand where the subsidies
are limited to compensating the Ameri
cans for the higher cost of building and
higher wages the British arc consent
that they can overcome competition
The foregoing may be taken as a first
Impression rather than a calculated opin
ion which is withheld pending fullr in
formation
MISS BARTON TO CONTINUE
Red CruHN 1rcfIilent to Itntinln
tn
Office if Memlier So Desire
Miss Clara Barton President of the Na
tional Red Cross Association of America
last night authorized her private secre
tary to deny the report that she intended
to resign her office In the society as was
rumored after the annual meeting held
yesterday at the Arlington Miss Barton
Raid that with the consent of the mem
bers of the organization she would re
main at its head
The annual meeting was convened at 3
oclock yesterday afternoon Miss Barton
read her report for the past year It is
understood tbat her closing remarks in
dicated a willingness to lay down her
work If there was some one selected to
take her place But the sentiment of the
meeting seemed to be In favor of Miss
Bartons retention in the presidency and
resolutions to this effect will be Intro
duced It is expected at todays session
convening at 2 oclock this afternoon
No basis for the rumor of Miss Bar
tons deposition could be discovered and
reports of dissatisfaction with the man
agement of the society arc not given any
great credence by those most active in
the work
MRINLEYS DEATH MASK
TaUcii Yr Htenlnj to White Hoimf
liy tli ArtlM
The death mask of President McKinley
which is to be placed with a collection
of similar articles at the Smithsonian In
stitution was taken to the White House
yesterday by E I A Paunch the sculp
tor
Those who have seen the mask say that
It is an unusually tine replica of Presi
dent McKlnleys leatures
The mask was made by Mr Pausch soon
after the death of President McKinley
nnd while tbo body lay In Buffalo
EXPECTING ECHLEY VEHDICT
Tlie Daruznrnt Irnct lenll Il mlj for
be rfliir Iouir
The Schley Cfurt of Enquiry will prob
ably eubinlt Us findings and opinion to
the Secretary of the Navy today It is
understood that at a meeting yesterday
the court approved the written draft of
its conclusions on nil except one point
of the precept which had not been defin
itely determined Additional information
relating to this point was regarded as
necessary This was secured and it is
believed that the court not only disposed
of the matter but dratted its conclusions
on the subject Into the report before ad
journment
From all accounts the court findings
nnd conclusions were put Into writing by
Kcar Admiral Ramsay the Junior mem
ber Trom tho little that has leaked out
about the methods of court procedure It
is the understanding that the report will
not bo submitted to a typewriter operator
for copying but will be laid before the
Secretary of tho Navy in the handwriting
of the member deputed to draft 1L
Secretary Long last night denied tho
rumor that tho courts findings had al
ready reached him He stated to a
Times reporter that be did not expect the
verdict isr soveral days to some
NICARAGUA CANAL PROTOCOL
Itlclll Granted I tin-
Ulillml Stntf k
NEW VOllK Dec 11 A cable from
Managua Nicaragua to the Herald says
The protocol Blgncd by United States
Minister Merry and Dr Icinando San
chez the Niearaguan Secretary of For
clgn Affairs grants the United Slates
three miles on each side of the proposed
canal the medlar line being the centre
of the waterway The lease of the canal
route is perpetual
Nicaragua will have full sovereignty
over the canal route but the United
States will have control over it and can
maintain a permanent police vigilance
and can land troops If It Is necessary
In return the United States Government
guarantees the sovereignty integrity and
independence of Nicaragua
President Zclaya and Secretary Sanchez
are strong advocates of the canal The
entire Republic Is contented over the sit
uation Confidence is Inspired now that
the Niearaguan Government is dealing di
rectly with the United States instead of
with speculative companies
President Zelaya has Issued a decree by
which the Government of Nicaragua do
nates about 100000 square yards of land
in one or more lots situate on Omctepe
Island in Lake Nicaragua the United
States for use as a sanitarium for the
benefit of laborers on the canal The
United States may appoint n surgeon to
select the actual locality of the donated
land
BEVERIDIIE MAN
IS APPOINTED
MR FAIRBANKS IS FLUSTERED
Junior IiiHiim Senlltor Wins
IIcvcmli Jmllclnl Circuit FlKlit
JmlKe HnkrrV Lniiiic
1osltion
The nomination of Francis E Baker of
Indiana to be Judge of the Seventh Ju
dicial Circuit comprising the States of
Indiana Illinois and Wisconsin seems to
Indicate that in the contest over this ap
pointment Senator Beveridsrc has tri
umphed over his Colleague and senior
Senator Fairbanks At least that Is the
way it Is Interpreted by friends of the lat
ter who frankly confess that they dont
know how it happened
The vacancy occurred om mjnths ago
through the death of Judge William A
Woods and has remained unfilled owing
to the inability of the two Senators to
agree upon a man Beveridge championed
Baker and Fairbanks Leondas J Monk
Beside those there were many candidates
supported by other Influences notably
Roecoe O Hawkins endorsed by Nation
al Committeeman Barry S New
HtMerliiBe Mnii Winn Out
Conferences over the matter occupied
the attention of President Roosevelt Mon
day several hours and when the Senators
left the White Hous they were quoted
as saing that when they agreed upon a
man he would be appointed Rumors were
current yesterday that a dark horse would
win owing to Uie deadlock between the
Senators and In this connection the name
of Representative Crumpackcr was used
But when Mr New was at the White
House shortly after nocn President
Roosevelt told him he would appoint
Judge Baker Mr Crumpackcr at once
hurried to the Capitol and notified Senator
Fairbanks who was considerably flus
tered by the news for he had not agreed
to that disposition of the case
Senator Beveridge sayB that Baker won
out because he was supported by Attor
ney General Knox as well as himself Mr
New humorously says that it would have
been much better if he bad stayed at
home and as soon as be can fix things
with the politicians here ho will go
home
Unique- Jmllclnl Condition
The confirmation of Judge Bakers nom
ination will produce a unique and prob
ably unparalleled condition In the Fed
eral Judiciary His father John II Baker
Is Judge of the District Court of Indii a
and when the son goes on the bench
will be his fathers appellate court
present he Is a member of the Supre
Court at the State to which position
was elected in November 1660
MAY NOT BUILD UNIVERSITY
Dr Giluiimft IYiilunntloii of Cnrni
kIcn ilitLillonnI Gift
BALTIMORE Dec 10 It is bellevei
hero that Dr Daniel C Gllman former
president of the Johns Hopkins Univer
sity will do the work of the national In
stitution to be founded in Washington by
Andrew Carnegie The fact that Dr Gil
man was taken Into Carnegies secret and
consulted regarding his plans is the foun
dation for this belief Dr Oilman de
clined to be interviewed today but wrote
the following
All that I know of Mr Carnegies gift
is confidential and I can give no details
In respect to his plans I am sure tLat
hU gift which Is most munificent will
be made upon tenon that will benefit the
entire country It is to be for tho ad
vancement of knowledge by means of an
institution not university to lie estab
lished In Washington and manbged by a
board or trustees selected by the founder
from all parts of the rountry Too much
praise cannot be given to Mr Carnegiu
for his generous purpose and for his wise
methods
Ira Remscn president of Johns Hop
kins said
The announcement was not to
me but the details an given In tho morn
ing papers are extremely vague I was
under the impression that no university
buildings wer to bo erected but that
the fund was to bo iim d for promoting
higher education at various educational
rentres
MB HACKETTS LAST WEEK
IIIn NfKiiiltlni nn vfcNtittit Svcrr
tnr Arciplnl
The resignation of Frank W Hackclt
Assistant Secretary of the Navy has been
accepted by the President to take effect
next Monday On that day bis suc
cessor Charles H Darling of Vermont
will assume the duties of the otlice
Mr and Mrs Hackett will give a tea
Thursday afternoon in compliment to the
officers of the navy and the ladles of their
families the occasion being In tho nature
of an official farewell
Occmi Mcninxlilp MovemrnlH
NEW YOltiC Dec 10 Arrived Kaiser
Wllhelm Dcr Groesc Bremen Mnnl
ton London Tuscarora London Arrived
out Kron Prinz Wllhelm from
New York at Bremen Ryudani from New
York at Rotterdtm Graf Walderscc from
New York at Cherbourg Aolorla from
New York at Movllle
WAKEMAN IGNORES REQUEST
Illil ci It pij l Mr Gno s Drmnilll
for lis Iteslcnntlnn
Secretary Gage authorized the state
ment josterday that he had by the Pres
idents direction sent a letter to Wilbur
F Wakeman appraiser of the port of
New York requesting that he tender his
resignation to take effect on Decem
ber 31
The letter was dated last Thursday nnd
Is supposed to have reached Mr Wake
man on Trlday Up to this time no re
spond of any kind has been received
from the appraiser
A letter in reply if not the resignation
Itself was looked for Monday morning
When yesterday morning nothing had
been heard from Mr Wakeman the fact
caused some burprlse
Secretary Gage gave out the Informa
tion In response to n question as he was
going over to the White House to attend
the Cabinet meeting
If the appraiser falls to send In his
resignation before January 1 he will be
removed from office by the President The
appraisers are not appointed for any
definite term and are removable at the
will of the President
If Mr Wakeman has taken any steps to
Influence President Roosevelt against his
removal before April 1 the date when
Collector Bldwell will go out of office
nothing Is known of them here Mr
Wakeman has simply maintained silence
since the request for his resignation was
sent
it was the policy of the President and
the Secretary of the Treasury to allow
Mr Wakeman to withdraw gracefully
Had he sent his resignation nothing
would have been known of the request
for It unless Mr Wakeman or his friends
had chosen to make It known
His present course however has made
a very bad Impression It Is believed that
the President and Secretary Gag will
show very little consideration In the time
nnd manner of removal
It has been a settled thing for some
time that Mr Wakemans successor will
be George W Whitehead of New York
A MYSTERY IN HONOLULU
Ilnvvnllnn Poller eekliiK In J iilvc u
Striitiuc Murder
HONOLULU Dec 1 Via San Francis
co Dec 10 The police of Honolulu are
seeking to unravel a mysterious mur
der last Saturday morning the body of
Herman Lubeck was found floating In the
harbor Tho coat was buttoned up across
the breast but the shirt was lorn al
most to shreds as in a desperate strug
gle
In the trousers pocket was a mans
pocket knife with the blade open The
man s watch was gone There were no
outward marks of violence but In the
aldominal cavity in the umbilical region
the intestines were terribly mashed and
bruised as though the man had been
struck a terrific blow with a blunt instru
ment
An autopsy showed death due to drown
ing indicating that after unconsciousness
came the body had been thrown into the
water
Lubeck was a watchman on the vessels
In the harbor
TWO NATIONS TALK
OF BRITISH GAMPS
INTERPELLATION AT BRUSSELS
31
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Cane of n General 3ltt
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BRUSSELS Dec 10 The Chamber of
Deputies today discussed tho interpella
tion of M van dcr Velde In regard to the
concentration camps in South Africa The
public galleries were full to overflowing
In the private galleries were seated Mrs
Louis Bolba and Mrs Maritz and Mrs
r Velde asked the Government
ti It would lake if other Gov
i lLIh approaching Great
ln better treatment for the
be camps He appealed to the
of the Chamber on behalf of
1 Iatants old men women and
t iloitllv to 1iik1iiiii1
i acted in no hostile spirit
i i His wife was an English
- awi i i s brother-in-law was
u 1 Kitchener He loved
Isi i she was the chosen
- of economic Interest and
- he f iend of Belgium More-
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1 ii i j concentration camps
5ir elde moved a resolution
t r ti t the Chamber hoped that
st a would Ulte measures to
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WASinGTON WEDNESDAY DECEaiinjVoiXfW
One of the mostbrutal and atrocious
assaults that was ever perpetrated In tho
District of Columbia occurred at an early
hour yesterday morning at 1117 K Street
In the very heart of the residence por
tion of the northwest district of the city
The victim was llrs Ada Gilbert Den
nis one of Washingtons best known fash
ionable modistes
She was beaten to Insensibility and al
most beyond recognition by a person or
persons yet unknown to the police
Sltrouilcil In 3lstcr
The horror of the affair Itself is eclipsed
by the mystery that surrounds the per
petrator All that is known to the police
un to the present time Is that y s Den
nis was murderously assaulted while In
bed at her home thi weapon uied being
the top of a mahogany piano stcol Al
though a number of persons were asleep
in the house at tbo time no one knew- that
Mrs Dennis lying alone the bac parlor
of the house had iycn asstultod almost
to death until hervmoau3 resounding
through the radiator at about 5 oclock
attracted the attention of a lady rooming
on the third floor ofthq dwelling direct
ly above the rooWofcupled by Mrs- Den
nis
Ciitil for Help
This lady was Miss Mary Doyle who
at first mistook the moans for the cries
of the cat but a feeble call of Oh Miss
Mary which accompanied the moans di
rected her attention to the apartment oc
cupied by Mrs Dennis On reaching the
back parlor 71188 Doyle found the door
locked and tho only reply sho received
to her request that Mrs Dennis unlock
the door was a series of moans accom
panied by faint outcries of Oh Miss
Mary Oh Miss Mary
Miss Doyle finding that she could not
get the door open and fearing Mrs Den
nis was ill went to the third floor and
aroused Mr Smith Wlnchcll a carpenter
Mr Wlnchell descended with Miss Doyle
and breaking tho lock entered the room
which was In total darkness
Victim Covrrot With Illooil
When the gas was lighted a most ghast
ly sight met the e ts of those who had
gone to Mrs Dennis assistance Mrs
Dennis was lying on the right side of tho
bed partly on her sldo and partly on her
back with her loner llmba cramped close
to her body Her face and head wcro
beaten almost beyond recognition and
rested In a pool of blood The bed
clothing was alsd saturated with blood
and blood stains wcro on the floor on the
right side of the bed
A messenger was at once despatched for
Dr Wade II Atkinson who on reaching
the house sent a hurry call for Dr A B
Hooc sending Instructions as to the kind
of surgical Instruments needed Mrs
Dennis was in an Unconscious condition
when Dr Atkinson arrived and remained
in that condition throughout the time
her wounds were being dressed
Skull Ilriilly Fractured
The doctors found that Mrs Dennis had
suffered a complete fracture of the skull
directly over the rieit eye the left side
of her face had beerT beaten to a pulp and
the left lower Jaw broken while her left
ear was hanging by a thread Her left
arm was also badly bruised It took sev
eral hours to dress tho wounds and then
Dr Atkinson turned his attention to hav
ing Mrs Dennis removed to a hospital
An effort was made to have Mrs Den
nis admitted to the Columbian University
Hospital but a privato room not being
available at that institution arrange
ments were made to have her admitted to
the Garfield Hospital- where she was
taken shortly before Ul oclock
Vivtllii lllelit
As Mrs Dennis was being carrieil from
the house Dr Atkinson said to her
Some one has hurt you
1 know 1 know moaned the Injured
woman
Do jou know who hurt you asked Dr
Atkinson
Well that Is all right replied Mrs
Dennis
Mrs Dennis then relapsed Into uncon
sciousness and wait borne from the house
to the atijbulance
On reaching the Garfield Hospital Mrs
Dennis was at once taken to tho operating
room where the fracture to the kul was
found to bo a most serious one as par
ticles of tho bone had lacerated tho tis
sues of tho brain The operation was en
tirely successful but tho condition of tho
patient was pronounced to bo critical In
the extreme
At 3 oclock In tho nfternoon Mrs
Dennis partly regained consciousness nnd
us apparently suffering much pain She
-I everal attempts to remove tho
from her head and when the
i tcrfered she moaned Let
d as to bow- he felt sho
criod of hor
ffuftr if
foAoA GriLBfi r DNN5
CvCC4 pAafogfaA
ncss In the afternoon shemuttcred a
name which the doctors and attendants
Interpreted as being RalptrFtJrguson The
name of Ralph Ferguson does not appear
In the city directory but Richard Cole
the colored butler nr the Dennis resi
dence told a Times reporter last evening
that a man by that name had frequently
called to see Mrs Dennis on business up
to a month ago when his visits ceated
XJIicovpry of the Crime
Miss Doyle who was the first person
attracted to the scene of the assault said
she was awakened shortly after 1 oclock
when a newspaper man who occupies the
room adjoining hers enme home and re
tired She lay awake from that time until
the moans resounding In the radiator
which she had mistaken for the cries of
a cat were accompanied by the feeble call
of her name The perpetrator of the
crime evidently made egress from the
house by one of the front parlor windows
leading out on a balcony which was
found half way up AVhen the newspaper
man entered at 4 oclock ho did not notice
the window standing open and says all
was as quiet as usual In the house
Thriirj of IlnrKlnry ot Intertolnetl
The theory of burglary is not entertain
ed by the police and as to how the as
sailant got into Mrs Dennis room Is
shrouded In nivstery When she was found
the doors of both the front and back par
lors leading Into the ball were locked as
were the two windows in the back parlor
where Mrs Dennis slept One of the win
dows In the front parlor was also lock
ed The condition of the window that
was found open Indicates that It was only
used as a means of egress as there were
finger marks on the piano sitting near
the window as though the assailant had
groped In the dark to the window Tho
right lace curtain nlone was crumpled and
thrown back
Mom noil Jewels Uudlnturlicil
The reason that the theory of a possible
burgUry was not entertained by the po
lice Is that on the table at the foot of
the bed In which Mrs Dennis was found
was 737 In chanfce and something like
100 In bills In a pocketbook Jewels
In a dresser valued at upward of JHOOO
were undisturbed
The top of tho mahogany piano stool
which is believed to have been tho
weapon with which Mrs Dennis was as
saulted as it was bloodstained was found
lying in tho middle of the front parlor
lloor
Seml Conicltiii1 nt CI A 31
Mrs Dennis was In a semi conscious
condition nt 3 oclock this morning ac
cording to tho physicians at the Garfield
Hospital She had not yet said anything
regarding the tragedy or mentioned the
namo of her assailant It being utterly
impobslble for her to make any coherent
statement
POLICE IN THE DARK
VI nil mil n or Woiniui May He lie
poll rir hi- Crlinr
At Police Hcaduuartcrs all was mys
tery Ofilrers were going and coming In
tho greatest haste Major Sylvester and
Captain Hoardraan wcro In constant con
sultation and many telegrams wcro sent
out
All of the men who occupied rooms at
the house In which the assault occurred
visited hcadauarters during the evening tn
response to a request from the police offi
cials and were in turn Interrogated by
Major Sylvester and Captain Boardman
Their statements vcre taken down In
shorthand by Stenographer Rabbltt of
the Police Department At the conclu
sion ot these examinations the chiefs of
the department professed to be as much
In the dark ns they had been from the
first
Ilitrmice Ant Iorrpil
It is evident from tha iiDpoarmco
of tho premises remarked Captain
Boardman that an entrance to tho room
was not forced Thero seems to be every
Continued on Second Tagc
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POWER FOR COMMISSION
A Xevr Inw to Enforce Tennltle i
V Kill in t orfcnillnK llailroml
President Roosevelt has been in con-
sulfation lately with members of the In
terstate Commerce Commission with the
head officials of prominent railroads and
with some of tho most influential men In
both houses of Congress with the result
that a bill Is now being prepared de
signed to carry out the recommendations
of his message for the passage ot an act
amendatory of the Interstate commerce
law that will force the railroads to do
what the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion has vainly endeavored to compel
them to do Martin A Knapp the New
York member of the Commission has un
dertaken the task ot preparing a bill
It Is regarded as ot the greatest Im
portance that the bill be 3 brief
and as simple in Its language as ro3slble
The last bill introduced known as tho
Cullom bill amendatory to the Interstate
commerce act was so long and so Cumple c
tbat it failed to appeal to the members ot
Congress It is now proposed to correct
this feature by Introducing a short bill
which can be amenicd la the committee
At present the commission Is empow
ered only to hear cases and to decide It
the law Is being violated the complain
ant being compelled to carry the case
into court to secure the punishment of
the carrier when found guilty by the com
mission The new bill proposes to remedy
this by providing that where the carrier
is found at fault by the commission it
may impose cumulative penalties on the
carrier disregarding the order of the com
mission and to secure release from these
penalties It will be necessary for the car
rier to take the case Into court Tho
burden of appeal to the courts Is then
thrown upon the carrier Instead of the
complainants
THE FIGHT AGAINST MR RTOX
The Antl Trunt Lrnciic to Present
Further Ilvitlence
The nomination of Philander C Knox to
be Attorney General came up tn the regu
lar oi - be executive session of the
ScnaV rjy but on tho statement
by Cht oar of the Judiciary Com
mittee the committee desired to
consider c aln charges against his con
firmation filed by the Anti Trust League
the nomination was passed over
The Anti Trust League presented fir
tber charges yesterday in which Ml
Knox is accused of advising the Carnegie
Company of which he was then counsel
to enter tho Steel Trust which the league
contends was formed in violation of the
anti trust law This action they claim
places Mr Knox In the attitude of advis
ing a violation of law
One ot the leaders in the fight against
Mr Knoxs confirmation expressed the
greatest confidence that favorable action
would be very doubtful when tho com
plete Information In the possession of the
league was placed before the Senate by
the committee In charge of the protest
This committee received late yester
day afternoon from the secretary of the
Senate Committee on the Judiciary the
following letter
I am directed by the Chairman of the
Jiidlclary Committee of the Senate to in
form you that he will receive any evi
dence or otfer of evidence In writing
which you may desire to lay before the
committee In opposition to tho confirma
tion of Philander C Knox as Attorney
General on or before Saturday of this
week December H IDOL and that It will
be laid before the committee for its con
sideration
The fact tat Mr Knox s nomination was
held up in tho Senate yesterday Is thought
by the Anti Trust committee to Indicate
that Its evidence already presenud has
had weight and confidence Is felt that
the further evidence to be submitted this
week will pfvo its case to the satisfac
tion of tho Senate
Norfolk t ViisIilliBn Stenmliont Co
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7th nt to OIJ Tqint Comfort Xorfolk VlriinU
Beach and Xcnpott Xews See ad pajo T
Price One Cent
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Dying Victim at Hospital
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TBE POLICE ABE ENTIRELY AT SEA
Deop Mystery Surrounding Vicious
and Probably Fatal Assault on
Fashionable Modisto While
Asloop at Ho- K Stroot Homo
Found in Bod In tho Early Morn
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Skull Crushod Tho Dood Dono
With a Piano Stool
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The open window oa balcony U where tho assailant Is
supposed to have entered the house
CITY BANKERS
AT BANQUET
New Association Entertains
Distinguished Guests
SECRETARY GAGE A SPEAKER
Senator Cullom Promises Assist
ance to Development of Nation
at Capital Post Prandial Con
gratulations and promises
The now Washington Bankers Associ
ation began Its history as a giver ot ban
quets last night at the Raleigh under pa
cullarly auspicious and felicltlous con
ditions
Distinguished representatives of all
branches of the Government were present
including the Secretary of the Treasury
for the executive Justice Brewer for the
judiciary and Senator Cullom for tho
legislative Fifty or more prominent
statesmen and financiers were with them
It is said that no
gathering of a local as
sociation in Washington has ever been so
fortunate before
Jinny Prominent Spenkers
Speeches were made by Secretary Gage
and Senator Cullom and half a dozen
other people conveying good wishes for
the Capital City for its better govern
ment and for its rapid advancement n
wealth and Importance and beauty
Promises were maclo that Washington
shall be helped to get what It deserves
from tho executive and legislative branch
es of tho Government
In every way the dinner wa3 a success
not only for the bankers but tor Wash
ington Perhaps cot all that was Dram
ised can be expected but even a part
nuuiu materially ennanco we city s value
a3 a place of resldcnte
The banquet hail of the Rnlcign was at
lt3 prettiest deccrated with roses chry
santhemums palms and winter btrrles
The menu was weil chosen auJ elaborate
and music lent its soft seductions WIne3
of rare vintage made the speakers elo
quent
The Guests of Honor
President Hyde sat in the centre ot ono
side of the long table At his riijht hand
was Secretary Gase and at his left Jus
tice Brewer Comptroller of tho Cur
rency Ridgely and Senator Cullom were
on either side of them Commissioner
Macfarland was next to the rlht ef Sen
ator Cullom Opposite were President C
J Bell of the American Security and
I Trust Company Mr Kane Deputy Con
troller ot tne Currency and Justice rlag
ner of the District Supreme Ceurt Among
the prominent guests seated near them
were Ruber Shriver Ir psijent rf the
Maryland Bankers Association Laurence
Kemp President of the Commercial and
Fanners Bank ot Baltimore James R
Branch of Richmond Secretary of tho
American Bankers Association Treas
urer Roberts and George E Allen Assis
tant Secretary of the American Bank
CItrks Association
President Hyde acted as toastmastcr
He Introduced Secretary Gage with a few
pleasant words as a good friend of tho
District as the first speaker of the even
ing Secretary Gage made only n short
address wishing the jankers association
prosperity and expresnini his gratification
at bcln present at Us first appearance
Justice IlreircrN Address
Justice Brewer follow mm with a few
words on the future c Vibington Ho
expressed the belief that the Capital City
will never bo made a manufacturing or a
lobbing city but predicted that it will
soon become the Intellectual and scien
tific as well as the political cenre of tho
nation Ho alluded to tho plan of Mr
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