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GAGETS FINANCIAL PLAN.
BUI Formulated by the Secretary
of the Treasury.
ft TTss Presented to and Eiplalned by the
fooratary Before the Hooae Com
Balttee on Hanking and
WAsnisoTOX, Dec 17. Secretary
5a Re appeared before the committee
on banking and currency of the liou.e
of representatives to present a bili em
bodying his views for a review of the
currency, to explain and urge its pro
visions, and to meet any objections
raised by thu committee. The aecretary
was accompaincd by Juilire O'Connell,
solicitor of the treasury. Copies of the
SECRETARY OP THE THEASCKY GAOE.
secretary's bill were handed to mem
bers of the committee and were scanned
with great interest. After being in
troduced to the various gentlemen of
committee, Mr. Gage begun his state
ment, speakin? in an casv conversa
tional manner, and following notes,
lie said in opening: "The objects I
bave in mind in tiie series of provis
ions offered by me are four in number.
First To commit the country more
thoroughly to the gold standard; re
move, so far as possible, doubts and
fears on that point, and thusstreugth
en the credit of the United States both
at home and abroad.
Second To strengthen the treasury
in relation to its demand liabilities, in
which are included greenbacks, treas
ury notes.and the incidental obligation
to maintain on a parity, through inter
changeability with gold, so far as may
be necessary, the present large volume
of silver certificates and silver dollars.
Third To do this in such a way as
not to contract the volume of circula
tion in the hands of the people.
Fourth To take an initial step to
ward a system of bank-note issues
without the conditional deposit of pub
lic bonds as security therefor. If we
prosper as a people the revenue of the
government ought to be somewhat in
advance of its expenditures, and the
public debt of the United States
gradually reduced, and finally ex
tinguished. Looking at the question widely, from
my best point of knowledge and expe
rience, I feel that if these could be se
cured the condition of the government
ia its relation to the currency would
be inach safer and stronger than now,
and that through the operatiou of na
tional bank note currency the commer
cial and industrial interests of the
lUt'fted States would be greatly advan
taged." After this initial statement, the sec
retary's bill was read in detail and dis
cussed section by section.
(Secretary Gaee's Kill.
Secretary Gage's bill is as follows:
A bill to provide (or the refunding of the na
tional dbSt. for establishing a redtinution fund.
and a division of issue and redemption In the
treasury of the United Slates, and to modify
xLstinx laws respecting national banks; and
Jor other purposes.
11K IT enacted, KTC.. That there be citab-
'lished in the treasury department, as a part of
the ortlee of the treasurer of the United Slates,
division to be desiiznausl uud kmma as the
- division of issue and n-dempt ion. to urliii-h siiuU
be assigned, uu.ier such regulations as the sec
retary of the treasury may approve, aii records
ml accouuts relatim; to tlu i.-Mie. re h mptioa
and exchange- as hereinafter iroviilil ot the
-veral clavcs of United State, pawr money.
There fciiall Ire transferred from the central
fi.ijd in the treasury of ihe United Slab's and
taken up on the b.oks of said division at a re-
dewpiion rund tue sura 01 ii-i.wm.uiwm cuiteu
Status gold coin and bullion, and such further
tuins of standard silver dollars and silver bul
lioj purchased under the act of eitnstr-'ss ap
proved July II. I"S)J. as shall e iual the silver
ccrliUcatcs outside the treasury, and treasury
Dotes of outstanding on the date when
this act hhall take effect: and there ifter the
.goU and silver coin and bullion hereby trans
ferred from the general fund in the treasury as
netein provided, shall In; increase ! orduuin-
lnhiO, as the case may be. in accordance with
the provisions of this act. and in no other way.
SEC. 2. That all United State notes, treas
ury notes of lSiiu and silver cert ideates present
ed for redemption, shall bTftlecmed lromthe
redemption fund herein provided in accordance
with tne terms of existing laws, but the notes
and crtincates bo redeemed shall be held in
and constitute a part of said funJ. and shall not
be withdrawn from said; fund nordislured ex
cept in exchange forau equivalent amount of
cola redeemed; but to enaide the secretary of
the treasury more thoroughly to carry out the
provisions contained in tnis act. he U hereby
authorized to exchange any of the funds in the
division of tRsue and redemption for any other
funds which mav be in the general fund In the
treasury department. Provided, that nothing
In this act shall be construed of repealing the
provision of the act approved Juiy 14. lau,
wb'en provides that there shall be outstanding
at any time no more and no less of the treasury
notes authorized by said act than the silver
bullion and standard silver dollars coined
therefrom then held in the treasury purchased
vrith said notes.
.c. S. That the secretary of the treasury be
nd is nereby authorized to receive at the treas
any any of the outstanding bonds known as the
per centum bon is of 1SM. and the 4 per cent
um consols of 1H07. Issued, respectively, under
the act approved January 14. In. and the acts
nnroved July 14. 187U. and January an. 1HH. and
to issue in exchange therefor couptm or regis
tered bonds, of the United States in such form
as be may prescribe, in denominations of tod.
or some multiple of that sum bearing interest
at the rate of SS per centum per annum, paya
ble semi-annua'ly and redeemable at the plcas
re of the United States, after ten years from
the date of their Issue: and the bonds hereby
authorized shaU be payable, principal and In
terest, in United states gold coin of the pres
ent standard velue, and shall be exempt from
all taxation by or under state, municipal or lo
cal authority: provided, that none of the out
standing bonds sh'l be received at a valuation
greater than their present worth to yield an in
come of1 per centum per annum, and that the
bonds nereby authorized shall be Issued at not
less than par.
Sac. 4. That the o 1s authorized by this act
and an other tondsof the United States may
be deposited with the treasurer of the United
States as security for the circulation notes of
national banking associations, and any national
banking association which may deposit the
bonds herein authorized to be deposited as se
curity for its circulating notes shall be entitled
to receive from the comptroller of the currency
nd to issue sueh note, to an amount equal to
the face value of such bonds: Provided, that
the aggregate amount 4 bonds deposited by
any national banking asaodsttra tinder an; law
hall not exceed the amount of its capital, and
provided, further, that nothing herein con
tained shall be construed to modify or repeal
the provisions of section Mof and section h.Kl
of the revised statutes, authorizing the comp
troller of the currency to require additional de
posit of bonds or of lawful money In case the
market value of the bonds hold to secure ths
circulating notes shall fall below the par value
of the circulating noteo outstanding, for which
urb bonds may be deposited as security.
Site a. That any national banking association,
whose deposit of bonds Is less than Ihe amount
of Its capitul, may deposit with the treustirer
of the United Slates, under such regulations as
the secretary of the treasury may approve.
United States notes, treasury note- of 11 and
silver certlllcates. and shall be entitled to re
ceive from the comptroller of the currency and
to Issue an equal amount of Its circulating
notes; but the aggregate am unt of bonds.
United States notes, tr.-a-ury notes of IMi and
silver rerlillcales, deposited by any national
banking association, shall not exceed the
amount of Its capitul; provided, that the total
amount of United States notes, treasury notes
of IsJO uud silver certlllcates deposited with
the treasurer of the United Stutes, under au
thority of this section, shall hot exceed ihe sum
01 fan.wo. m
Skc 8. That the secretary of the treasury
shall lssuse fro u time to time, in his
discretion, bonds of the same class and
character as those described in the third
section of this act. nncl shall substitute the
same with the treasurer of the United State
for equal amounts of United state?, notes. treas
ury notes of IMi and silver certlllcates deposit
ed by national banking associations und the
b inds so issued and substituted shall hecharged
to the respective national banking assoc. at ions
and he a.-counUsi for by them, ut such prices,
not less than par. as shall represent tae market
vaiue of sui a bonds: and the UnitaU Stales
hours, treasury notes of liW and silver certifi
cates released as herein provid"d, shall become
a part of the general redemption fund; and the
secretary of tue treasury Is hereby uuthori.ed
to exchange any of said treasury notes of IKKI
and said stiver certificates for a like amount of
United States notes; provided that the amount
of bounds issued under the authority of this
section shall not exns-d the sum of ri o.ooo.o-u.
kc :. When any national bank now existing
or hereafter organized shall have doplttd
such United Slates bonds. United States notes,
treasury notes of IsuO or silver certlllcates to un
amount of not les than du per centum of Its
capital it shall lie entitled to receive from the
comptroller of the currency and to issue nation
al bank notes, in addition to the .") per centum
thus provided to the amount of 2 per cent of
such deposits; but the circulation Issued by any
national banking association shall never be in
excess of Its paid-up capital stock, and the ad
ditional notes so issued Hhall not lie secured by
said deposit, but shall consulate a llr.t leiu up
on all the remaining assets of the association
Issuing such notes. Upon the failure of anv as
sociation to redeem its circulating notes above
provided, whether the same are ls.-:ueil against
deposited security or general assets, the satno
shall be promptly nsleemed by the treasurer of
the United States. To secure the United States
against any loss arising from its guarant; to
pay and ft. derm such additional circulating
note i it shall lie the duty of the comptroller of
tun currency to levy up in and collect ir m every
national banking association issuing such un
secured circulation a lax rate of S per cent, per
annum on such unsecured circulation: which
said tax of - per cent, p-r annum shall be paid
to the treasurer of the United States in equal
semi-annual payments in January und July of
each year, uud when so collected it shall consti
tnt - a safety fund, out of which the United
States shall be reimbursed for any redemption
of said unsecured circulation It may make as
herein provideiL This safety fund thus creat
ed shall be invested by the secretary of tho
treasury in such government bonds as he may
consider advisable. Said tax of 2 per cent, per
annum shall be In addition to the tat of one
half one per centum per annum on circulating
notes hereinafter authorized.
Skc S. That each national bankin; associa
tion shall deposit and maintain in the treasury
of the United Stat - a sum of money aggregat
ing 10 p-'t centum of us agregute circulation,
said sum to b in lieu of tiled per centum in
duction fund now required by section a of the
act approved June -M, ls,'4. to be maintained and
to be subject to all the provisions of existing
laws respecting said redemption fund not in
consistent with the provisions of this act. And
in consideration of itrj deposits of bonds.
United StaM-s niU"s. treasury notes of lhKi and
silver certitlcates and the tax of 2 per centum
on the unsecured circulating notes of national
banking associations and of the de-post of law
ful money provided in this section the faith of
the United States is hereby pledged to the re
demption in lawful money ol the United States
of all the circulating notes of said national
Sec v. That the comptroller of the currency
shall not issue to any national banking associa
tion, after the date when this act shall take ef
fect, any of the circulating notes of such asso
ciation of less denomination than ten dollars:
and whenever any circulating notes of less
denomination than ten dollars shall be re
deemed or received into the treasury of the
United States they -shall be canceled and de
stroyed, and other notes of lawful denomina
tions shal lie issued in their place.
SKC 10. That on and after the date when this
act shall take effect the circulating notes of Uio
national bankingassocialioasshali be redeemed
at theoltlceof the United States assistant treas
urer in the city of .sew Yocu. and also at such
other sub-treasury olllces as may ie designated
by the comptroller of the currency with the
approval of the secretary of. the treasury and
tne circulating notes oi which National lianlc
association so redeemed sliail be charged ti
tue 1i p?r centum redemption of the associa
tion un ,er suc.u rules as mav be prescribed by
the comptroller of tne currency with the ap
proval o( the secretary of tne treasury.
SEC 11. That in lieu of all existing taxes
evevy national banking association issu
ing no Las s -all pay to tne treasury of
the United Stales in the months of Jan
uary and July of each year a tax of one
fourth of L per centum fus each half year
upon the average amount of its notes in.
circulation; Provided, however, that during all
the period of time inter emng between Iheoc
posii of United States notes, treasury notes
aud silver c-riilicai.-s, and lee suostitulion ol
bonits by tin: secretary of the treasury as in.
this act provided, the circulating notes spi.'ci
Ucal'.y issued tuercfore and secured by said
United Stales notes. Ireasurv notes or silver
certiticaies. sluili ue exempt from taxation un
der Hie provisions of luis.tcU
Skc l Sectiou Sli'.s of Hie Br vised Statutes,
shall be amvndixl to read as follows: No asso
ciation stiall b.r organized wuu a less capital
than iitm.'Ui. except mat Ikuiks with a cattiU
of uol less tnau -si.;i w may. with the approval
of the- secr.-larv of the treasury, be organized,
in auy p,ar. the population of which uoc
not exceed ouu inhabitants; and except taikt
batiks with a capital u not uess than
i.ui may. wi h tne approval of tho
sec tttary of the treasury be organized in &c.y
place, the fjopuialiou ol which does not exceed
COM mil. ibitants. No associat ion shall be or
ganized in a ciiy. the population or w.,ich ex
ceeds ou.uuu persons, wiui a less capital Uiaa
This act shall take effect on and after the
day of . si ; and all acts aud parts of
acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act
are hereby repealed.
Redemption of Pacific Uailroad Currency
Sixes to be Made by Checks.
Washington. Dec 14. At the treas
ury department yesterday it was said
that the redemption of tiie Pacific rail
road currency sixes would be made by
checks sent out from the department
on the 24th. It was expected that
these checks would be offset by de
posits by the Union Pacific reorganiza
tion committee, so that no disturbance
of the money market would result from
the large operations involved. The
checks will go through the New York
Weyler ISranded an Embezzler.
Havana, Doc. 17. The Diario de la
Marina publishes a letter accusing
Gen. Weylcr of haviug embezzled SI0
090 from a fund which was started in
Havana for the relief of the families
of a number of soldiers who perished
as Mie result of a railroad accident.
A Lunatic's Victim.
C 4KLAND, Cal., Dec. 18. The police
are couviuced that Patrick Murphy, ot
Temescal, who was assassinted on
Wednesday, was killed by Frederick
l.'lil, a maniac, who, Thursday night,
attempted to kill Edward Kearney aud
Constable Uus Koch. The lnnatic ia
now at large.
Gov. Jones has commissioned Miss
Etcma Whittington, of Hot Springs,
as an honorary colonel in the Arkan
uu reserve mania, lnisis tue nrst
I 1.intrn(.nt of t.h lrin.l nr mmla ir
. , . -
I the slate and the second in the south.
ADMITTED THE FRAUD.
tVactffert's Host Admits Ulmsalf to ken For
ger, and Considers It a Very Good Joke
that II Has Committed an Aet that
Ntionld and May Laud Him In the Peni
tentiary Why Vlneaut Withdrew.
Chicago, Deo. fl. Arnold Luetgert
admits that he forged a name to notes
amounting to 84,73'J, turned them over
to William A. Vincent and victimixved
others to the extent of over 81.0U0.
Arnold Luetgert is the son of Adolpii
L. Luetgert, now on trial charged with
murdering his w ife, aud Attorney Vin
cent was the chief counsel of the sail
sagemaker during the first trial. The
lawyer withdrew from the case when
he realized that he had been deceived,
and when the story that he had been
an easy victim to young Luetgert
was first suggested endeavored
to suppress the details. He
finally admitted that the young man
had told him of having forged indorse
ments on three notes and deposited
them with him to secure his fee in the
murder case, aud Luetgert himself, in
the preseuce of witnesses, corroborated
Arnold Luetgert laughed when il
was suggested that trouble might come
of his free use of signatures not li ia
own, and said that he considered it a
good joke on Attorney Vincent. The
signature which the lawyer supposed
was indorsed upon the notes is, when
correctly written, "Paul Jaeschke,"
the name of an old acquaintance of A.
L. Luetgert lie is a plumber.
Arnold Luetgert said:
I don't see anything so bad about
it- It's a matter between Vincent and
me. If he don't holler it's nobody'i
business. 1 did admit to Vincent that
I signed another name beside my own
to the notes, aud I am ready to stand
by it. There is somebody else in it,
too, but I am willing to take the blame
and stand for te whole thing. I ain't
afraid aud Vincent's holler won't do
him no good."
FIFTY CARS WHECKED.
Many Persons Injured on a Runaway
Train at Altooua, Pa.
Altoona, Ph., Dec. 31. A freight
train of 'il loaded cars, traveling down
the mountain to this city last night,
became unmanageable in consequence
of the slippery condition of the track;
made the li miles from Uallitz into Al
tooua in as many minutes aud crashed
into a freight traiu in the yards here,
directly in front of the passenger sta
tion. About 50 cars were completely bro
ken up. and the Hollidaysburg train,
which was standing on the track out
side the passenger shed, was thrown
on its side.
The engineer and fireman of the run
away train were helped from the cab
of the wrecked locomotive, aud both
were able to walk away. Three other
trainmen were taken to the hospital.
One of them is said to be fatally in
jured. A brakeman named Cot biu ia
still unaccounted for, and is thought
to be under the wreckage.
Fireman William Leavitt, Bert Halt,
of Cliff Union, Pa.; John McFadden,
of Madisonville, Pa., and James Pres
se'.l, of Mouongaliela, Pa, coal miners
on their way to Punxsutawney, were
taken from the wreck. None of them
are seriously injured.
S. bluster,, of Hagerstown, Md., who
was uccompan ing a carload of poul
try, was fatally injured, lirakemen
Corbiu and Turner are still missing.
TROLLEY CAR WRECK.
frightful Colliolon Caused by Slippery
Tracks The Wreck Ifuriiedw
PuiLADKf.l'iuA, Dee. 'il. One person
was probably fatally hurt and six
others were move or less injured yes
terday afternoon in a collisiou on the
Uoxborough, Wissahickou & Mana
yunk electric road on the oatskirt?
of this city. While descending a hill,
a trolley car became unruanage
able.ou account of slippery tracks, and
descending at full speed it struck a
horse car at tiie foot of the incline,
plowed through one end of it aud
brought up against a trolley pole. The
roof of the trolley car fell in on the
passengers, the stove upset aud the
wreck caught tire.
J. li. Laiuoa. aged 'J years, conduc
tor of the runaway car, suffered inju
ries which will necessitate the ampu
tation of a leg and an arm anil may re
sult in his. death. The tnotorman and
passengers were severely cut and
bruised. The wreckage was consumed
by the dames.
PROBABLY FATALLY INJURED.
A Noted Ex-Bank Iturgtar Struck Vpoa
the Head with a Club.
Nkw Yokk, Dec 21. John (Kid) Mc
Coy, the noted ex-bank burglar, whose
record is known to the police of all
countries, was struck on the head with
a club aud probably fatally injured
yesterday by John McUinness, pro
prietor of a Uowery lodging house.
The men quarreled because McCoy
said that the reputation of the house
was not good and he would not allow
his wife to work there. McGinnis
threw McCoy down a flight of stairs
and then struck him on the head with
a heavy club, causing hemorrhages of
the brain. McCoy was taken to a hos
pital and McGinnis was arrested.
Lately McCoy has earned a preca
rious living by selling locks. At one
time he took part in a realistic drama
called "The Stowaway."
WITH A BROKEN SHAFT.
Plight of the British Steamer Appomattox
Liverpool, Dec 21. The British
steamer Floridian, CapL Uullock, from
New Orleans on December 1 for this
port, has arrived here, and reports hav
ing passed, on December 16, in lat.
50 and long. 2-J, the British steamer
Appomattox, Capt. Feall. from London,
on December 8, for Newport News.
The Appomattox signaled that her
shaft was broken. The British steam
er Virginian was preparing to takt the
Appomattox in tow.
THE CUBAN VERSION.
Tbe Battlo Fought at Yaota Ford
on tho Cauto.
A Crushing Defeat for the HpanUh, Whose
Officers were Outgeneraled and Forced
to Itetreut, with Heavy LoMM,
by Their Weaker roe.
New Yohk. Dec. 22. Following Is
the Cuban version of the battle fought
at Yacta ford, on the Cauto river, on
December 14 last. The details were
received through the mails by Capt.
Alfredo Uoderigucz, aCubun insurgent
officer, who is invalided iu this city.
It tells of a crushing defeat in dieted
upon tiie Spanish general, l'ando.
Capt. llodcrigiiez's correspondent says:
"A part of Gen. Calixto Garcia's
force, under Lieu I. -Col. Salvador Uios,
was holding tiie Yacta ford of the
Cauto river. It was important for
Patido's force to reopen the river, in
order that reinforcements might be
scut to tiie city of Kayauio, berjieged by
Gen. Uulull. Gen. Calixto Garcia's
inuin force was a little f urtiier up the
river, protecting a ford threatened
by Gen. l'umlo. (ieu. Aldave. in com
mand of 2,000 .Spanish infantry "regu
lars." a squadron of cavalry and 3,UU0
guerilla volunteers, "2 cuniiou and six
light gunboats, attacked Kioi.
Disposing his artillery on the hills
commanding thu Yacta ford, Al lave i
opened a hot fire on the insurgcut
works on the opposite side of the river. I
llios and his !0J Cubans retired into j
the cover of the woods and tiie ford
was open for the Spuuiards' passage.
"Aldave advanced a column of in
fantry across the ford, holding their
rifles and ammunition belts above their
heads, the lueu being protected by a
continued arlillei'v tire.
llios seeiug that he could not hold
his position wituout help, seut a vol
unteer courier, Lieut. Charles Hick
man, un American, to Geu. Calixto
Garcia, up the river. Hickman had to
ride directly through the euemy's lire,
but made the passage safely.
Meanwhile Geu. Aldave landed 1,500
more men ou the farther side, aud Geo.
l'ando, with a large force, at this time
made a feint upou the upper ford. Gen.
Garcia, deceived by Paudo's movement,
decided that he could spare only a
small reinforcement to Col. llios, aud
sent Col. Carlos Garcia with only L'UO
mounted men down the river. This
reinforcement, small as it was, re
newed the hopes of the defenders of
the Yacta, and they charged the Span
ish with the bayonet.
"The Cubans, however, were so
heavily outnumbered that they were
forced to give way. Carlos Garcia's
horse was siiot under him, uud Col.
Kios was wounded slightly in the leg.
Col. Garcia'sescort renewed the charge,
with machetes this time, aud held the
Spanish forces iu check for a short
lty this time Gen. Calixto Garcia bad
seen through Gen. Paudo's feints on
the upper ford aud dispatched Gen.
Jesus Kabi with 1,000 cavalry to their
relief. These arrived just us the Span
ish tvere recovering from the machete
charge, aud fell suddenly upon tlieir
rear, throwing the troops who had
crossed the ford into confusion. Tlwj
Spauish had to give grouud aud be
came exposed to the tire from their
own artillery in the hills, aud from the
six gunboats which had joined iu the
bombardment of Uios' men.
Geu. Aldave ordered this destructive
lire to cease, reformed his attacking
party, and dispatched a message to
Gen. l'ando for assistance in carrying
the Cuban positiou.
But it was too late. The Cubans,
re-forming, raised their battle shout
of "A 1'iuachcte; Cuba, libre," and fell
upou the Spanish ranks with terrible
ell'ecl. A bock-of 1,000 gueiillas was
cut tff from Aldave's- force aud threw
down tlieir arms.
'Gen. Ilabi. knowing the half
hearted loyally of these volunteers,
lold thciu tuat they must tigiit tiieir
ow-u comrades or be cut to pieces, and
they obeyed, and really fought desper
ately ou the Cu linn side
Gen. Aldiivo, seeing that his men
would be annihilated, withdrew tliciu
aerosslhe ford, again protected by the
artillery tire. Geu. Pando. with an
escort, rode down from the upper ford
ii-ud directed tile Spanish retreat.
"Tiie Cuban lots iu this engagement
was 100 killed and about olio wounded.
Gen. Ilabi's men found 200 Spanish
dead, aud Geu. Aldave, in his re
port to Havana, said his wound
ed numbered 200. The Cubans be
lieve tiiey inflicted much more dam
uge; that the Spauish troops
carried away many of tlieir dead aud
minimized the number of wounded,
reporting only one-fourth. Among the
Cubans killed was M.ij. Lelada and.
Capt. Garcia, a son of a rich planter.
The Spanish left on the field, Lieut. -Col.
Clave, two captains and an assist
ant surgeon and the standard of urma
of the battalion Llauaro's.
"Gen. Garcia promoted Hickman, the
daring courier, to captain on the field.
"Pando lias reported to Gen. Blanco
that 100.000 men are needed to break
the backbone of the insurgent opposi
tion in the east, and that it is no
longer practicable to continue the cam
paign to relieve Bayamo.
This city Gen. Garcia expects to cap
tore early in January, being now able
to detach troops from his command to
send to Holoff's aid."
ASHORE AND DOOMED.
Broken Up aud Her Cargo Strauued Fire
New Loxdox, Dec. 22. The Nor
wegian bark Adelie, Capt. Vilund,
from Brunswich for Totterdam. before
reported ashore near Antwerp, has
broken np and her cargo is stranued
along the shore.
The fire in the hold of the British
steamer Silverdale at St. Michaels,
from Gt-'veston. via Newport News,
from Bremen, which had been burning
some days, has been extinguished. The
cargo is beina- discharged.
MISS LELIA HERBERT.
Daughter of Ex-Secretary Herbert of the
Navy I .rap From a Window of Hat
Hume In Waahlngton During- a Fit of
Detnenila aud Died Prom Her Injuries,
Washington, Dec. SI. Miss Lelia
Herbert, daughter of ex-Secretary of
the Nary Herbert, died at her home in
this city, as the result of a leap
from a third-story window of her
home on New Hampshire avenue,
in the most fashionable part of
the city, just off Dupont circle,
The sudden death and tragic features
surrounding it were a great shock to
the large circle of friends she had made
in the course of her life in Washington
as the daughter of a popular repre
sentative in congress from the
south, and later as one of the
cabinet circle of ladies, when
she presided over her father's house
hold during the four rears he was sec
retary of the navy under the last Cleve
Her death is traceable indirectly to
conditions succeeding an accident
while horseback riding iu her native
state ol Alabama about two months
Which May Contain the Qermi of Merloni
Trouble In the Near Future.
Washixotos, Dec. 22. The depart
ment of state has undertaken an inves
tigation of two very disagreeable inci
dents that may contain in themselves
the germs of serious trouble in the
near future. These are the, killing by
Japanese, of two sailors attached to the
United States fleet on the Asiatic sta
tion. The exact conditions under which
the killing occurred are not known
here yet. und the state department is
trying to learn through the United
Slates minister to Tokio and the
United States consuls in Japan, pre
liminary to determining what steps
shall be taken to secure reparation, if
it shall be found that the killing was,
as is expected, unjustifiable.
The first killing was of a sailor
named Montgomery, formerly attached
to the Yorktown, while she was on the
Asiatic station, and the latter was that
of Frank Epps. a sailor, native of New
York, und an apprentice on the flag
ship Ulyinpia, lie was killed at Na
gasaki. The officials here have been advised
of the bare facts only, but following
so closely on the terrible assault at
Kobe, last September, of a Japanese
mob upon the sailors of the Yorktown,
these killings have aroused them to a
determination to secure protection for
our sailors in Japanese ports.
FORGOT HIS ORDERS.
Serious Kallroad Accident the Result ot
an Eugiueer'e CareleMueae.
Maiwiialu Mich., Dec 21. An extra
freight train of ten empty coal cars col
lided with a west-bound passenger
train on the Detroit. Toledo & Milwau
kee railway Monday night near Wilder
voll. Both locomotives were ruined.
and tbe freight cars piled high in a
mass of ruins. Albert Arner, the bag
gageman, was seriously injured, and a
line repairer named McNilf, of Tecum
seh. had his back injured. The force
of the collisiou drove F. Bv Williams,
a passenger brakeman, bead foremost
through a door panel. llis scalp
i.s badly torn aud bade injured.
Engineer Lott of the passenger train
had a leg broken, aud his fireman
sprained his ankle in jumping. Engi
neer Coonfer of the freight admits that
he forgot his orders, lie and hut fire
man jumped and escaped injury.
LOCKED UP IN LONDON.
Despicable Condition of the Sua f m Mil
London, Dec. 22. Charles Helinbold.
sou of the late Dr. Hclmbold, of New
York eily. the well-known patent
medicine proprietor, has been locked
np- aud is awaiting trial at the Bow-
street police station on a charge of
threatening to kill United StatesCon-su-Mieneral
Osborne. During the last
three weeks he had beeu haunting the
United Stales consulate, shabbily
dressed and demanding money. He
told a story of the seizure of hi clothes
and effects by the Berlin consul for
debt, aud declared that Osborne was
responsible for the seizure.
Helinbold became s importunate
that last Wednesday Mr. Osborne or.
dered him to leave the premises.where
upon be became violently enraged and
shouted: "Damn you, I'll come bacl
aud shoot you."
DANCED FOR CHARITY.
Nellie McHenry's -Nimble Feet Help a
Denteb, Col., Dec. 81. Nellie Mc
Ilenry and other members of the com
pany that is playing "In Gay New
York" this week at the Tabor opera
house, sang and danced in the rotunda
of the Brown Palace hotel and
in the street in front of the
post office, for the benefit of
the Uzzell tabernacle Christmas
fund. The entertainment was enjoyed
by enormous crowds, and people gladly
paid fancy prices for flowers which
were sold by members ol .Nellie iuc
Henry's company. The actress was
escorted from tbe hotel to the post
office by Buffalo Bill, and both were
greeted with cheers by the crowds in
A MUCH-WANTED CROOK.
Identification of Charles Robinson, Alias
Fort Scott. Kas.. Dec 2L United
Slates Post Office Inspector Mercer, of
St. Louis, has positively identinea
Charles Robinson, alias "Soortv Black-
eye," whom he arrested here. Saturday,
s a noted post office and banic burglar
wanted for numerous crimes in Missou
ri. The officers claim to have positive
nrnnf that Robinson robbed the Nevada
(Mo.) post office, and also have evi
dence that he blew the safe of the
Richards (Mo.) bank.
us ninii iMui',.!.rr
kers are still shy of fhJ i
F.nronean rankers sr still shv
wood rim. Meanwhile they are gradual
iy losing- weir iraae Decaase xacj
oot adopt this improvement.
The 24-hour record Is now belt by
Maurice Cords nff, the Dutch rider. Oa
the Crystal Palace track in London he
made the n ttrvelous distance of 614
miles and 34(1 yards.
In. Chicago, street rprir.klers mTO
cautioned to leave dry a space of four
feet on each side of the thoroughfare
next tbe curb, for the use of cyclists.
Mayor Harrison rides a bicycle, and
knows how it is himself.
Four men on a quad recently raced
five miles against arelayofsixrunninpn
horses, on the Tioga track. The horsea
won by k than five yards, in nine,
minntrs and fifty-two seconds. This Is
really a victory for the wheel, as tht
.'our men rode the entire distance, whils
the horse." were fresh all the time.
Competition for the custom of wheel
men is now the rule rather than theex
ccption, as it once was. find not long
ngo. On, the rond from Philadelphia to
Atlantic City, there is a refort that Is
making a novel bid. There are lots for
rale at $10 to $17 each, and after paying;
for the land, the cyclist is entitled' to
credit for the amount in meals and Icdg-
ODDITIES OF FASHION. J
The newst style In Ktisslan blouses is
to trim them with a large tmrndown col
lar and revers in one, forming part of
the oblongr epaulette generally made In
velvet, contrasting with the goods,
bordered with fur or fine braiding.
A very dressy muff is made of black
satin with two or three frills at each
end bordered by narrow sable. Muffs
of black velvet have., flounces at each
end and are ornamented with a splash
ing ben of pink satin ribbon at one
side with a pink rose entwined.
A beautiful lace dress lately seen had
double rows of chinchilla fur bordering
the top flounce of the shirt, a narrow
line of the same fur bordering the de
colletege fastened with a lace scarf and
a bunch of violets.
A fine white net veil spotted with black
rhenille is popular just now and a very
fine net powdered with pin spots of
chenille Is also worn. There is quite a
rage for blue veils abroad and in Eng
land they are -wearing a spotted blue
panize which does not shed a ghastly
hue over the face.
ABOUT EUROPEA'N WOMEN.
The ficrman women are essentially
tlomestic, possess none of the attractive
daring of the French woman or the
sparkling grace of mind which belongs
to the American.
The most accomplished ond brilliant
woman of Europe is the Russian, who
has a vivacious temperament, a marvel
ous facility for languages and a nower
Poor Health for Years-Hood's Sar
saparllla Cures Dyspepsia.
"My husband was in poor health fof
years owing to dyspepsia and he could not
get relief. We gave him Hood's Sarsapa
rilla, and after he bad tiken three bottles
he could eat without distress and was able
to work." Barbara Rehbero, 139 North
Pearl Street, Green Bay, Wis.
Is the best in fact tbe One True Blood Purifier.
Hood's PUIS cure constipation, a cents.
That there are
MANY MEN OF
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meiik-iue nor the women either. One of tbe olileM
auiueu in America, "Ueod Old Granny Metcalfe,"
to yuan old la to
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Organs been sold than
any other kind? Because,
although higher in price,
the Estey gives far better!
value than any other.
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