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THE ROANOKE DAILY TlP
VOI,. XIV.-No. 308
l'UICE THIiKB ?BN f?.
ROANOKE, VA., SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 23, 1895.
ALL XB1 !?
Forecast for Virginia: Fair, fol?
lowed by local showers Id the even?
ing; southeasterly winds.
The members of the Margaret
Lynn Lewis Chapter, D. A.
11., on their successful enter?
tainment hiBt night, and hope
that we wii: be awarded the
contract for roofing the new
rotunda at the UuiversUy of
Boaaoke Roofing and Matal Cornice Co.,
Commerce St. and Franklin Boad.
J. B. COLLINGWOOD,-Manager.
- 'Phone 328.
and Shoulder Braces.
CALL AND EXAMINE.
? PROMPT DBLIVBRY. ?
AM) THE 11KST IN AMERICA
FOB THE IKK 1 s.
All the Delicacies of the Season
Si'rvt'd :it reasonable prices.
The Table Is always supplied
with the host that is to bo
had in the markets.
fJW" The only Itestaurnnt In the city
with a separate Dining ltoom fur
Meal Tickets, 21 Meals, $4.
Monthly Hoard $15.
A SWEET_ SMOKE!
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobacco and Pipes.
(Any Old THng Won't Do )
THE PI.ANT 1 Continues to grow (in favor.)
Six for 2.1c.
GOLD SEAL.! A golden smoko, Indeed. 5o
SAIiAKOSO! Holds an enviable reputation.
TIM E WORTH * Hlghtly named. The newest
out. Sc straight.
KOR8UTHI Needs no introdnctlon. Scstrnlght.
LAMELLI Finest of. ilavorB and sweet. 10c,
three for 25c.
tut "US! Also a delightful smokn. 10c, 3 for2Jc.
I \ I'LOK 1)B HOtEI. KDANOKK! Some?
thing new and good. 10c, 3 for 25c.
SILVER GRAYS I The vory best Clgur in Koa
nokc. 15c, 3 for25c.
PIPES ! An assortment that will r.lease von.
CICAKKTTKS! All the leading brands.
TOItACCOS I The choicest mixtures.
GENTLEMEN, sec the largest case of smokers'
sundries lu the city.
CHRISTIAN-B?RBEE DRUG STORE
A. i). kick, Trustee,
N. 11.?Smoke from our Cigars is not dtcagrce
able, so the Indies must ?top and enjoy the flow?
ers while waiting for the street cars.
And ask you to
come in and look
over one of the
Ever exhibited in
eST" Goods selected now will he cheer?
fully reserved for future delivery?hy
making small deposit.
jagf" Write for Illustrated Catalogue of
Silver Novelties. Mailed Free.
EDWARD S. GREEN.
Manufacturing Jeweler and Gradaato Optician,
No. 6 8alem Avenue.
Free of Charge.
CRUSHED BY FALLING WALLS
Brave Firemen and Othere Per?
ish at a Chicago Fire.
Burning or the Exobang? BulldlnK, a
Soven-atory Structure- Thirty Girls at
Work There Become Panto Stricken?
Some Climb Oat on the Ledgoe of
tho Windows?Others Jump for Their
Chicago, Nov. 22.?The Interior of
the Exchange building, a seven-story
structure at the corner of Van Baren
and Franklin streets, was destroyed by
firo to-day, entailing a loss of 8450,000
upon the owners and tenants of the
building and causing the loss of five
lives, the fatal injury of two others and
the injury of six other people, all of
whom are expected to recover.
The dead are: Patrick J. O'Donncll,
lieutenant of engine company No. 2;
Martin Sherrlok, plpeinan; John DownB,
plpeman; JohnPrendergast, plpeman.
The firemen were crushed by falling
debris. Kittle Landgraf, jumped from
the fourth story window, Injured in?
ternally, died at county hospital.
Tho Injured are: Harry Neil, jumped
from fourth story window, intornally
injured and left arm broken, will die;
Nellie Turner, jumped from third story
window, Internally Injured, will die;
Aggie McCalin, Oiga Kollar, HaUle
Brennan, Edna BUterl and Mary Pin
ket wore overcome by smoke, all will
recover; Daniel MoNally, driver for
engine company No. 2, buried beneath
debris, will recover.
The fire was first discovered In the
apartments occupied by Stern and
Beirs. Thirty girls wore at work thore,
and a panic onsuod. Although every
effort was male to control the fright'
ened girls, several opened the windows
and climbed out on the ledges. One of
ibo first to do this was Nollie Turner.
She screamed for help, and Borne onoon
the ground shouted to her to j imp.
She, nowevor, went to another window
near a Ore escape and climbed out.
Tnose on the street watched her move?
ments with great anxiety.
Sbe grasped the escape and swung
herself off of tho stone ledgo on whloh
she had sto d, and the hundreds on tho
street below chnered. She oommenoed
to descend- Officer Flaherty was also
on the firo escapa between the drat and
second otory, and when bo saw the girl
above him he started up to aid her. He
was too late. She suddenly lost her
balance and fell. Officer Flaherty tried
to catch her, but could not reaoh her.
She was ploked up unconsolous.
Tho' escape of Olga Kollar, of 575
Waubauhla avenue, is regarded as
marvelous by thoso who saw her whon
?he appeared at the fourth story win?
dow. When the room where she was
working began to fill with smoke she
ran to one of the windows overlooking
Van Buren street. Bhe throw np the
sash and climbed out on the ledge,
clinging with one hand to the narrow
atrip of work on the outside of the sash.
8he saw a few feet below hor the lad?
der on which two firemen stood and she
prepared to jnmp.
"Walt, don's jump," shouted Captain
Harmanson, who had almost reached
Great volumes of smoke poured out
the window where the girl stood, and at
times her form waB entirely obscured.
To the hundreds of persona who were
watohing her from the street, the sec?
onds seemed like hours. Cheer after
cheer went up for Captain Hermanson
as he climbed up. Ho had almost
reached the woman when he suddenly
stopped. None on the street knew the
cause. He bad beard the girl scream,
and as he looked up he saw her reel and
release her hold on the window sashing.
She had been overcome by the smoke
and had fallen.
Captain Hermanson braced himself,
and as the unconscious form dropped he
Boized it with his ri;<h t arm. The effort
nearly cost bim his own life, for he nar?
rowly escaped falling. From hundreds
of throats cheers were heard as the
brave captain descended the ladder with
his human burden. By noon the fire?
men thought tho worst of the day's bat?
tle was past. They were mistaken.
Shortly before 1 o'clock a large safe on
the fifth floor fell to the fourth carrying
it and the third, seoond and first with it.
Five men, members of engine com?
pany No. 2, were working on tho ground
floor and were buried beneath the mass
of brick, stone and timber. All were
killed bat Daniel McNally. After
nearly an hour's work the rescuers had
opened a passage way through the pile
of debris and succeeded in getting close
enough to where the firemen were
buried to assure themselves that Lieu?
tenant O'Donnell was allvo. He was
just able to talk, and it was with great
difficulty that his words could be heard.
Men who knew him well rooogaized his
"Is any one near you?" one of the
"Yes," oame back the answer faintly
"Allvo or dead?"
"Dead, I think."
Gradually the lieutenant's voice be?
came weaker, and his reply to the last
question was scarcely audible. The
rescuers called to him and asked him
how seriously he was injured. He could
not make a reply.
The fire soon broke out again, and
the rescuers were compelled to abandon
their work. O'Donnell's dead body was
recovered at 7 o'clock to-night. There
were forty-seven tenants in the build?
ing, but they wore agenti of Eastern
manufacturers, and their loss will be
small. The heaviest losers are: Kuh,
Nathan & Pisher, owners of tho build?
ing, sino.ooo; D. H. Arnold <fc Co.,
clothiers' supplies, ?20,000; S. Rosen*
burg <Jb Co., tailors' supplies, 820,000;
Stern <fe Beirs, wholesale clothing, ?so,
000; Broadhurst, Lee <fe Co., cotton and
I woolen goods, 325,000; 8. D. Slryker,
dry goods, 830,000. The balance of the
loss was divided among the many small
establishments In the building, the
losses running all the way from a few
hundred to f10,000.
almost ANOTHER DISASTER.
A Careless Motor-man Nearly Oanaee m
Frightful Viaduct Disaster.
Cleveland, O , Not. 22.?A narrow
escaps from another frightful bridge
disaster ooourred at 2:30 o'clock Ibis
morning on the Superior stroot viaduct.
Tbe street cars were waiting for tbe
draw to be dosed, wbile tbe motormen
deserted their posts of duty and were
gossiping among themselves. When tbe
motorman of tbe rear oar left his post
be did not cut off tbe ourrent but left it
fall, and eve witnesses say that in tbe
few foot before striking the car in front
it must have attained a speed of fully
twelvo miles an hour.
People standing on tbe bridge yollod
to the pas8ongera in all the oars to
jump. The cars were well filled, but
wildest panic immediately followed.
With a terrific crash tbe runaway car
came upr>n tbfl car in front smashing
dashboards In both oars. Then both
cars dashed into the first oar. Luckily
it happened that the brake on tbe lat?
ter was set tightly. Nevertheless it
was driven forward fully a dozen feet
and when it finally came to a stop was
within a foot of tbe closed gates.
The Btrugglo of tbe panic-stricken
peoplo inside tbe cars to escape was
fearful. Mrs. George Schindler, the
wife of assistant police prosecuting at?
torney, was badly injured in jumping
and was removed to bor home in an am?
bulance. Other women fainted and bad
to be taken away in oarriages or am?
bulances. The Superior street vladuot
drawbridge is ninety feet above the
river and had the runaway oar not been
stopped just when it was a oatastrophe
rivaling that of last Saturday night on
tbe Contral viaduct would undoubtedly
'The Cuban Insurgents Resort to Desper?
Havana. Nov. 23 ?An insurgent
force of l,f?00 men has burned the vil?
lages of Guinea and Miranda, near
Trinidad, south of Santi Spiritus, in the
provinoe of Santa Clara, from wbioh
vlclnitj Gon. Maximo Gomez, the insur?
gent leader, was recently reported to
have been driven across tbo river Zsza.
An insurgent detachment, under the
leadership of Byamonte, has attacked
Fort Fluriscb, in the Santa Cruz dis?
trict of the province of Puerto Principe.
After an hour's firing the insurgents
were compelled to retreat. Byamonte
and many of bis followers are reported
to have boon badly wounded.
A dispatch from Plnar Del Rio, capi?
tal of the province of that name, an?
nounces tbat twenty one political pris?
oners were arrested yesterday not far
from Plnar Del Bio and were conveyed
under escort to tbo latter place.
It was officially announced to day
tbat the Spanish government approves
of all the deportations which have
taken place by order of General Campos
without distinction or regard for tbo
social positions of the persons sent to
tbe Afrloan colonies or elsewhere for
taking part in tbe insurrection or for
conspiring against the government.
Funeral Arrangements Completed.
Washington, Nov. 23.?The arrange?
ments for tbe funeral of the late Sen
bor Thedim, the Portuguese minister
here, have been completed, and Sir
Julian Pauncefote, tbo dean of the
diplomatic corps, bas sent proper no?
tices to the President, Ctblnot and
members of tbe corps. At 9 o'clock
to-morrow morning tbe remains will be
removed from the residence of the de?
ceased to St. Matthew's Cnurch under a
military escort, composed of two troops
of cavalry, beaded by tbe United States
Marine Band. At tbe church a high
requiem mass will be held. Tbe ser?
vices will be attended by President
Cleveland, bis Cabinet and tbo entire
diplomatic corps. Tbe remains will be
taken to Lisbon by cteamer from New
York on the 30th instant.
Disastrous Pralrlo Fire.
Gotbrie, O. T., Nov. 22.?A disas?
trous prairio fire bas been raging in
Pottawattomac county and the Saminole
reservation for three days, sweeping
Bcores of farms of crops and buildings.
A terrific blizzard from tbu north fanned
tbo flames into a fieroe torrent, sweep?
ing everything be ore it. Horses and
cattle are i elng caught and burned to
death, and if the wind continues many
lives will be lost.
Woman's Suffrage Endorsed.
Washington, Nov. 22.?The Knights
of Labor general assembly to-day se?
lected Bochester, N. Y., as the place for
holding its next annual meeting. A
delegation representing the Woman's
Suffrage Association of Washington was
beard on a petition that when suffrage
should be given to tbe District of Co?
lumbia it should be without respect to
sex. By a rising vote tbe assembly ap?
proved the petition unanimously.
Bank Clearings for the Weeh.
New Yokk, Nov. 22.?Total bank
clearings for tbe week ending Friday,
November 23, showing increase or de?
crease as oompared with the correspond?
ing week of last year: Sl.16S.22o,
increase 10.1. Exclusive of Now York
8500,873.453, increa%e 6 1. Dominion of
Canada 810,713,124, Increase 8.5.
HowgateOoes to Albany.
Washington. Nov. 23 ?Capt. Henry
W. Howgate, the ox-disbursing officer
of the signal service, now weather:
bureau, who was sentenced to eicrbt
years imprisonment for forgery and fal?
sification of accounts, was taken to-day
to the Albany, N. Y., penitentiary.
Lieutenant White Resigns.
Washington, Nov. 22.?The resig?
nation of Second Lieutenant CM. White,
of tbe revenue cutter Rush, who was
among tboso who recently preferred
cbsrges against Captain Uealy, has been
received by Captain Shoemaker, chief
of the revenue cutter service. It hsB
not yet been acoepted.
SITUATION IN TURKEY GRAVE
American and Other Mission?
aries in Great Danger.
At Soon Belnforeenienta of Turkish
Troops Reaeh Slvaa tho Armenians
Will be Caviled on to Surrender, Bat
This Weald Kenn u Wholesale Hu
oasr* They Will Probably Mot Yield.
Serious Trouble Blsewhere.
Copyrighted 1K>5 by T. A. P.
Constantinople! Nov. 32.?The gen?
eral situation In this country continues
to inspire the gravest fears. Telegrams
received from Marash yesterday, ap?
parently considerably delayed by the
Turkish officials, say that the American
and other missionaries there are in the
greatest danger. In view of the re?
peated assuranoes tho United States
minister, Mr. Alexander W. Terrell, has
received from the porto on his insisting
that thoy be safely guarded, this has
caused much anxiety.
Advices reoeived here from Slvas as?
sert that as soon as the reinforcements
of the Turkish troops arrive there the
Turkish officials will notify the Arme
nlani that they must surrender all the
arms and ammunition in their posses?
sion The Armenians object to this, as
it places them entirely at the mercy of
the Turks. To this tho Turks reply
that no harm will be dono them so long
as they do not resist tho authorities,
but that if they refuse to give up their
arms they will be forced to do bo. It Is
?Bserted that the Turkish officials added
that if they are satisfied that all these
have been surrendered troops will be
ordered to attaok the Armenians.
Rumors of fresh trouble at Samsoon,
a seaport in Alia Minor, on tho Black
sea, have also reached here. The pop?
ulation of Samsoon is almost entirely
composed of Turks, and the few Armen?
ians there are certain to farebadly if an
uprising has occurred.
Probably the most Berlous feature of
the situation at present is tho ono re?
sulting from the demand which the rep?
resentatives of Great Britain, Russia,
Italy and Austria, made to tho sultan
for firmans allowing tho passage
through tho Dardanelles to this city of
a hoc ml dispatoh boat, or small gun?
boat, lobe attached to each of their re?
MemberB of the diplomatic corps point
to tho fact that as the Mussulmans of
Slvas are not to be disarmed, the pro?
jected measures against the Armenians
create a new danger which may have
the most grave consequences. Tno con?
centration of Turkish troops at Marash,
continues as rapidly as possible. While
this massing of soldiers continues the
Turkish commander at Marash con?
tinues his negotiations with the Ar?
menians of Zoltonn, holding out all
sorts of promises for their surrender.
But the Armenians have been so fro
quently deceived that they apprehend
nothing less than a wholesale massacre
if they lay down their arms. The
representatives of the powers take the
sane view and have notified tho porte
that they will not answer for any troublo
which comes this way.
It was at first bellsved that there
would be no difficulty in pursuading the
sultan to grant the ueoessary permis?
sion for tho paasaga of the Dardanelles
of the four small warships, but it is now
Intimated at the palace that he may
decline to grant these demands of the
THE OUTFLOW OF GOLD.
rive Blilllons of the Yellow Metal Leave
To-day for Abroad.
Washington, Nov. 23.?The news
that approximately 85,000,000 in gold
would ba shipped abroad to-morrow
created something of a Btir among
Treasury offloials, although heavy with?
drawals had been expected. Tho near
approach of the reassembling of Con?
gress seemed materially to lesson the
alarm whioh otherwise would have been
There is little expectation amony
Treasury offloials that the coming Con?
ferees will onact any financial legisla?
tion in oonformlty with Mr. Cleveland's
viewB or those of Mr. Carlisle, especi?
ally as to tho retirement of the green?
backs, but It Is expected that Oongress,
by Bomi means, will afford at least
At the Treasury Department no prep?
arations are making for another bond
issue and it can be stated on authority
that none is at present in contempla?
tion. Tho true amount of tho gold
reserve at noon to day was SSJ,300,251.
An Imposter Arrested.
Port Abthdr, Ont, Nov. 22 ?A young
man who has been posing hore as the
heir of a late millionaire of San Fran?
cisco and passing under the name of
John Thompson, was arrested to day on
the strength of a telegram from Lon?
don, Ont. Thompson is allegod to be
identical with John Patterson, who
stole ?5,0 0 from the Traders' Bank at
Btrathroy, Ont. After the robbery, Pat?
terson was traced to Chicago, thence to
Duluth and Port Arthur.
New Comet Discovered.
Gknkva. N.Y., Nov. 28.?Prof. Brooks,
director of Smith Observatory, discov?
ered a new comet this morning in Con?
stellation Hydra; position right ascen?
sion 0 hours, 51 minutes, 50 seconds;
declination south 17 degrees, 40 minutes.
The comet Is large, round and brightish
with a northerly motion. This is the
twentieth comet discovered by Prof.
Strangled for 815.
CHICAGO, Nov. 22.?To obtain 845 the
life was strangled out of Mrs Magglo
Beckman last night, and her husband,
Hugh Bookman, la under arrost charged
with the commission of tho crimo. Too
couple lived in ll it L at 207 State street.
Admitted to Fractloe.
Washington, Nov. 22.?James E.
Shophard, of Ralolgh, N. C, to-day was
admitted to practice before the United
States supremo court.
tue business situation.
The Check to General Trade Continues,
Especially In the South.
New York, Nov. 32 ? Bradatreet's to?
morrow will aay: The check to general
trade, which has been aonsptouous for
the past few weeks, still continues.
Unseasonably mild weather and rains
have intensified this feature, whioh is
more conspiouous South, where the de?
crease in the price of cotton and conse?
quent drawback to shipments are held
to be partly responsible. But the de?
mand for staples increases on the ap
pearanoe of seasonably cold weather,
the result being large orders for woolen,
shoes, rubbers and holiday specialties.
Exports of wheat from both coasts of
the United StateB and from Montreal
this week (wheat flour included as
whoat) amount to 2,010,000 bushels
against 3,335.000 bushels last week,
3 312.000 bushels in the week a year
ago, 3,704,000 bushels in the week two
years ago, 3,405,000 bushels three years
ago and as compared with 4,082,000 in
the like week in 1S01.
Sherman Saya He Wrote the Troth.
Washington, Nov. 32.?"i wrote only
tho naked truth in my book, and they
cannot weaken it though they oomo by
the hundreds," said benator Shorman
to day when bis attention was oalled
to General Algor's letter taking oxcep
tion to tbe Senator's reflections upon
bis conduct in the convention of 'S3.
"I wrot? only the facts of history in
that record. It was," he continued,
"as disagreeable to me to write them
as it can possibly be to others to have
thorn published; but tbe facts oannot
be altered by objections on the part of
those who feel hurt. I do*/ not, how?
ever, wish to add to what I have al?
ready said. If the general wishes to
keep the matter stirred up he can do
so. I have nothing to add to what I
have already said." With this the
Senator dismissed the interviewer,
lirooklyn Delegation at Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga , Nov. 22 ?The Brook?
lyn delegation to tho Cotton States and
International Exposition, including
Mayor Sohleron, Mayor-elect Wurster,
St. Clair McElway, Murat Halstoad
and several score of other distin?
guished citizens from tho City of
Churches, reached the city at 8 o'clock
this morning by special train. The
party is one of tho most notable that
has yet visited tbe Exposition, and its
members wore the recipients of un?
usual ollloial and booI&I attentions.
To-morrow 1b Brooklyn day at the Ex?
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KOANOHE IN a PROPER
Sympathy for Armenians.
Boston, Nov. 23.?A large number of
representative citlsons of Boston metln
Faneuil Hall to-day to dlsousB tho
Armenian situation and to urge that
aid bo given the sufferers in that coun?
try who have been deprived of homes
and other property by atrocious Kurds
and Turks. Robert Treat Paine, presi?
dent of the American Peace Society,
presided and among the speakers were
Rev. Cyrus Hamlln, D. D., of Boston;
Right Rev. Wm. Lawronco, bishop of
Massachusetts; Rev. F. B. Clarke,
president of the United Society of
Christian Endeavor; Mrs. Julia Ward
Howe, Gov. Greonhalge and Hagop
Bogigian, of tho Armenian relief com?
mittee. _ _
lloavy Oy?tor Packers Asilgu.
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 22.?Peter J.,
Henry C. and David E. Wlnebrenner,
trading as Wlnebrenner Bros., oyster
packers, 817 South Wolfe street, made
an assignment to-day for tbe benefit
of their creditors to Cnarles J. Hugbos,
as trustee. Mr. Hughes is bonded for
3100,000, which represents assets
amounting to $30,000. Tho liabilities
are not yet known. They will be heavy,
but it 1b doubtful whether they will ex?
ceed the assets. The Arm is one of tbe
largest paoklng houses of oysters and
canned goods in tbe country, and has
done a business which extended to all
parts of the United States.
Mission Lots at Khar put ?100,000.
Chicago, Nov. 22 ?S. M. Moore, of
this city, has just received a message
from Pnllllppolla, saving that tho mis?
sion Iobs at Kharputwlll reaoh 8100,000.
The trouble began at Marsovan and
Antiak. Tbe raiding Moalems were
proteoted by soldiers, who fired on the
mission houses and joined in the plun?
der. Special malice was shown the
missionarlos. A shell was thrown into
Dr. Barnum's house. The missionaries
are now protected. This message is
signed by Dr. DwigJsL_
Will Not bo Itecounted.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 32 ?Judgo
Cullen, of tho supreme court, handed
down his decision to-day, denying the
application for a writ of mandamus
made by counsel for Elward M Grout,
the Democratic oandldato for mayor of
Brooklyn, to compel Major Schieron
and tho board of aldermen and super?
visors to recount tho mayoralty vote
oast at the late election.
New Yorkers Start for Atlanta.
New York, Nov. 33.?Mayor Strong,
City Chamberlain McCook, Job K.
Hedges and Soth Low. of Columbia Col?
lege, loft for Atlanta this afternoon.
Tho party will roach Atlanta Saturday
evening. Manhattan day will be eelo
bratod at the Exposition on Monday,
when 500 Now Yorkers are expected to
be present. Several carloads. Qt lue.?
[ loft ycstvndav.
DEMO CR Ale
At a Meeting Beld Misuse since
commend That Mo Sf?fY
the Hepnhllcsn? anir/>
Their H?nde?To? lioicpy
Prestige Is Important. s
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Washington, Nov. 31.* by
transpired to-day that the
Steering committee of the Sena.
meeting in this city of *&r<^*^.
duration on Wednesday last. Th
bers who were present are ver*
oont as to what ocourred, but it is bytiif '
that a thorough canvass was maoT
the Democratic situation with a viev.
deciding upon a line of polioy in t
next session. The question of th
organization of tho Senate was dis?
cussed at length. The oommlttee did
not reach a final conclusion on this mat?
ter, but whon it adjourned there was a
general understanding that unles?
future events should make a ohange de?
sirable the committee will recommend
to tho Damooratsln tho Senate to make
no move whatever until the Republi?
cans and Populists shall develope their
It apoeared from the discuaslon that
the Democratic Senators are divided as
to the polioy to pursue, some advo?
cating an active effort to retain Demo?
cratic control of the Senate, while
others advise a surrender to the Re?
publicans without a struggle. The
steering committee finally concluded
that it would be wise to wait until it
was mado plain whether the Repub?
licans would bo a unit in their desire
to take control, and whothor the Popu?
lists would hold together or some of
them would agreo to assist the Re?
This the committee felt the Demo?
crats could afford to do In view of the
fact that the Senate is a continuing
body and the present organization holds
until supplanted by another at the will
of tho Senato. In case of the absence
of tho Vice President it would becomo
necessary to elect a president pro tern,
but it is believed by tho Democratic
managers that Vioe President Steven?
son's presonoo can be counted upon.
Some of the Democratic Senators con?
sider it very doubtful whethor the Re?
publicans can get together on a plan of
There are indications that the oom?
mlttee alBO considered the general ques?
tion of party polioy with reference to
legislation which shall be proposed by
the Republican party In the Senate and
House, and there aro reasons for believ?
ing that tho steering committee will
recommend a determined effort all
along tho Una to restore Lnmooratie
prestige in tho country. One plan
which probably ?111 bo adopted to this
end is that of insisting upon a thorougn
disousslon of all questions which may
be presented Members of tho steering
committee therofore scout the idea of u>
Watohlog tho Leon.
Washington, Nov. 32.?The deputy
collector of customs at Lewes, Del-,
has been Informed that the "John W.
Foster" has cleared down tho Delaware
and expected to tako aboard somewhere
around tho breakwater a party of Cuban
sympathizers, which she will deliver on
board the Norwegian vessel "Loon" now
lying off shore. The Loon is expected
to take the men to Cuba. The deputy
collector is instructed to keep a sharp
lookout for the K?ster and it possible
ascertain hor destination and purport.
Ward Slipped Awajr.
Washington, Nov. 23 ?News has
roached hero in an unofilcl&l way that
has not yetboen confirmed by anything
received at tho Statn Department to the
effect that A J. Ward, tho Memphis
embezzler and forgnr, has sllppod away
from the officers who were watching
him in Honduras} and has gone to some
other country with which tho United
States has no extradition treaty, pos?
Oold Snup Out Went.
Kansas City, Mo.. Nov. 22 ?Western
Missouri and part cf Kansas 1b experi?
encing a cold snap, the thermometer
having fallen full fifty degrees since
yesterday ?ndiaa'.lin9 point strongly
to a snowstorm, tho first of the season.
Charged With a Serious Offense.
Dktiioit, Mich., Nov. 22.?A warrant
was issued to-day for the arrest of J.
Blair Simpson, one of the justices 01 the
peace of this city. He is charged with
attempted criminal assault upon Mary
A. MoAulay, 22 years of age.
Tin: United States Government re?
ports show Royal Baking Powder su?
perior to all others.