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VOL XXXIVy.-No, 279, HELENA, MONTANA. MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 20. 1893 PRICE FIVE CENTS
GANS & lLEIN To-DAY Henry S. Cochran, the gold bullion embezzler in the Philadelphia mint, is to be arraigned for trial in the Quaker City. "Rich as the Mint" is an ex pression that describes wealth, and Cochran entered the golden circle only to make himself open to the charge of robbing it, and gaining an unwelcome celebrity i& the annals of crimi nal trials. Highest Award While we had no display of our goods for competition at the World's Fair, the merit of style and quality is genefally con ceded to us by our customers, which is attested by their generous patronage. Fine Clothin. We are receiving daily new shipments of desirable Fall and Winter lists, purchased at the late Auction Sales in New York. Over $500.000 worth of Cloth ing sold to raise money; we took advantage of these sales, and are now giving our Customers the Benefit Our assortment in Ulsters and Overcoats is rerlenished every week, and if you have not bought one yet, don't delay any longer, November is here, the weather is cold, better to buy an Overcoat than pay doctor bills. Boys' Outfittings. In addition to our regular stock of Suits, Ulsters and Overcoats, we offer a full line of Reefers, Loggins, Caps, Waists, Underwear and every thing belonging to the ward robe of a young man. THE DEMAND For Dr Jaeger's Sanitary Under wear for Ladies, men and Children is greater than ever before, which shows con clusively the merit of the goods; it is all that is claimed for it. MgElevator to Five Floors. CANS & ILEIN MAY BE ALL ABE WRONG Gresham's Letter Might Only Have Been Intended to Feel the Public Pulse. Willis Said to Have Intimated He Had An Unpleasant Duty Ahead. A Threat that if Restoration of the Queen is Ordered There'll Be Queoo to Restoren WasmaoTow, Nov. 19.--I has been the chief fear of the friends of the provislonal governmest of Hawaii that Ia its ingorasee of public sentiment here and the irst shook of the threatened motion by the United States, it would yield its authority. The fact is, however, that for some time past the provisional government has abandoned all hope of favorable eltion to ward annexation by the present admial. tration and had been considerlnu means to pat itself on a permanent footing. It may be that the public and the press have some to a wrong conclusion as to the extent of Minister Willie' instruetions. They up pesed that SBeretary Gresham'e letter de calrinR what he thought should be done, and President Oleveland's deolaration that he agreed with the secretary's opinloae, mean hatt they were determined to pro seed aecordingly. Yet some people be lieve the publication must have been Ia tended as a appeal to publie opinion for information as oe the onarse to pursue. It is considered that the chanees of action by Minister Willis to restore the queen will be mush lemsoned after the news of she re oeption accorded Secretary Gresham's lst ter in this country is read in the islands. The first news of Seeretary Gresham's let ter ought to reaos Honolulu by the steamer which left Vancoaver Thursday, or on one that left San Franoisoo Friday. but last Sunday or Monday a ohartred steamer left Ban Francisoe for Heonolul having on board newspaper men and doubtless some communication from Minister Thurston to his government. This chartered stesmer should arrive at Heonolulu to-day or to morrow. This would be after the next steamer to arrive as Ban Franiseeo aliled from Honolulu. A prominent democratic senator, a mem ber of the foreign relations committee, who dealined to vermit the use of his name, said to-nilht: "It seems very elaeu to me that Willis has encountered a state of at fairn which he had not been led to expect. The inference is justified that Minister Willis discovered that the feelings of the iatelligent people of the islands was favor able to the present governmenti and that he weakened in the determination to reseat the queen. If, ludeed, the Dole admiuls tration displayed a determination to main tain ite position by force of arms, there was nothing for Willis to do but to change his plans and ask further instructions. To have persisted in lauding marines for the purpose of forning a change of government would have been an act of war pure and simple. and no sane man can believe Presi dent Cleveland ever contemplanted such a move as that." The same senator ex pressed the view that the islands ought to be annexed to the United States, and said their government could be made simple and easy by constituting them part of the state of California. AN UNPLEASANT DUTY. Vague Bltets Thrown Out by Minister Willis at Honolulu. SAN FaRnoiSco, Nov. 19.-A newspaper correspondent at Honolulu sends the fol lowing, which was written a few hours be fore the steamer Australia left Honolulu on Nov. 11: "The new minister made no sign as to Cleveland's policy in regards to Hawaii, but gives mysterious hints of some unpleasant duty yet to be performed, what we cannot learn. I know the government has reeeiveJ nothing from him up to the steamer's leaving here, ofisially or otherwise." A looal avper in publishing the above says: "This hint of an unpleasant duty was received by the provisional government, as well as the correspondent, and they evidently knew pretty well what the unpleasant duty was to be, namely the ineistence by the United States minister that Leliaokaleni be rein stated, and they decided that the moment Willie showed his hand they would bring the matter then and there to a erisis by or dering the queen out of the country." I he paper alseo ays this news comes from the most reliable source, and in proof ef this deoleaation it published the following interesting interview with H. W. heverence, ex-United States consul-general at Hone late, who arrived here on the steamer Ase taila yesterdar. "What will the provisional government do when the demand is made that the queen be restored?" Severance was asked. "They will probably at onee canoel the exequatur of the minister making such an absurd demand and cause him to return to his country." "And as to the qosen?" "Oh, she will be disposed of." "What do you mean? That she will have been killed?" "No; nothing of the kind." said Sever nee. '"There will be no bloodshed. She will be out of the eountry. Jhe will have been deported." "This move was oontemplated some time ago, was it not?" "Yes." said leveraneo. "and it was even spoken of in the newspapers, hut it was considered inadvisable, for then it was be lievel the great United btates would listen to reason and such harsh treatment would not be necessary. The provisional govern ment now stands ready to carry oat the suggestion the moment it seems necessary for the safety of the powers that new rule the islands." W.hat effect will the letter of Seeretary Oresham have on the Roven ment's oation when it reanohes Honolulu?" "1 should not o surprised," said Sever enos. "were the goueen deported next day." "What if the United btates attempts to put her on the throne by fores by landing marines?" "This country will never do that. In the first place, the chances are Minister Willis would ind no queen to boost on to the thone. No, there will be so force uned." The Smalest eag. Warren county, North Carolin, hbee the smallest hog. During forest fires lately this hog saw the flames approaching her bed of straw, in which was her young brood. She rooted cut a hole near the bed, deposited her pigs in it and then lay down over them. The fire paseed over, senagelug the hair of the old porker, but the little squealers were sate. Papa Gise Himt for Chrietmas. A suit In the New York enurts ever the possession of a child has been decided set. elsfatortly to both parties. 'The mother will have possession of the bohey darlng the summer, and in winter he will live with his tather. STRIKE ON THE LEHIGH. Blroahe On by Grlevaneoe Which the OG-M elate Igeored. Bor.U no, N. Y.. Ne. 1.-Pa-senar trains arrived and departed on the Lehigh Valley railroad to-day as usual, but frlghtb are tied up by the stllike. In Baufflo there are about 600 employge of the Lehigh and perhaps one-third of that number are out. At Syrre the efetial of the road admit that fully half the men are out. They include brakemen ad firemen prlnelpally end a few engineerse nd gondolters, All brake men of the northern divi8lon went out agalust their will, but in aecordance with the majority vote which ordered the strike, beeause of grieveneec in the eastern dlvis ion whleh the Lehigh oeilela ignored. It was Ilearne too-nglrt hat the engineere end operators will be ordered out frst and that the strike I noew only in its infancy. If the ordering out of the two lames naemed e not esufleient to tie up the reead others will be callid out. It s predieted that by to-moerow not a whel will be turning on the Lehigh between Buffalo end Philadelphia. Rloonaeym, N. Y., Nov. 19.-Lehigh oi elate say only two operators on the Roobee ter division went out. T. W. Prenties, deputy Gread oblhef of the order Of railway telegraph s of New Yo. k state, said to night: "Every operator exoeept ten i out between LMare and Buffalo on the northern division. lThse ten are agents who are mn der bonds and eannot go out unless they forfeit their bends. All members of the brotherhool of loeomotive engineers and brotherhood of railway trainmen went out at 8:80 p. m. Nothing but United States mail can be transported." EASTON, Pa., Nov. 19,-Employes of the Lehigh Valley to the number of 400 held an enthusiastle meeting to-day and en dorsed the action of the eommittee order ing the strike. LITTLE HOPE FOR THEM. It Leeks as Theough Carll and His Friends Wt11 not Be eound. sPOKuAK. Nov. 19.-A Review special from Missoula, Mont., say: A courier has been sent back from Fort Misouls from the government rescue party that started out some time age to search for Gen. Carlin's son, and his eom palions, with infornatlon that a permanent camp hasee been eetabliehed about three miles above Lo Lo springs, forty-five miles from this city. The snow at this point is seven feet deep and there is considerable diffioulty healng wagons and supplies into camp. The weather has been severe at the headwaters of the Clearwater during the past few days, and the impression in gaining around that all ettempts to find and resoue the imprisoned men will prove a failure. Indian hunters have long sinee been driven from the mountains by the severity of the storms that have been occa sionally raging sinee early in October. In numerous eases they have been obliged to searifice their horses in order to e leet an eesape, and it is not regarded as likely that a party of pleasure seekers composed prin pally of men ununed to privation, will be able long to survive such hardships. HE'LL NIEVER BETRAY THEM. A. By Killed While Betg Inlaitiated Into a YTothful Order. SramorLrn IlI., Nov. 19.-Charley Willis, aged 18, was snot and killed to-night while being initlated into a society composed of youngsters aged from 12 to 15. The sooiety is called the "d. S. tI. S. " standing for 'Seven BSeret Silent Shades." The boys, whose minds were evidently inflamed by blood and thunder literature. had a cave in the outskirts of the olty and to-day Louis Barker and Thos. Winter, two lead ing spirits of the society, invited young Willie to join the band. He consented and when the aeremony was abeout over yeoung Barker pointed a pistol at him, and pulled the trigger. Willis fell with a bullet elose to his heart. He was removed to an adjoinilg house, but died in a few minutes. The entire ".. . S. ." were ar rested, but most of them declined to sae anything about the killing, as it was eon trary to their oaths. Some, however, were frightened into telling sufficient of the oo carrenee to enable the coroner's jury to bring in a verdiet of aeoidental death. Young Barker seemed to regard himself as quite a hero. TRAMPI5 GETTING DESPIERAT. They Hold Up a Freight Train In New Hanpehire. PonTexoutrr N. H., Nov. 19.-The eeeend attempt to hold up a freight train by tramps within twenty-fear bhors occurred near here early this morning on the Boston & Maine railread. Freight No. 294, bound for Boston in eherge of Conductor Hilton. was stopped just outside the city limits by a force of tramps, who made a savage assault upon the trainmen, armed with elubs and seteonee. The trainmen were driven inate the oeboose, where they were held close prlioners for nearly an hour. The attacking party rained down stones and clubs upon the ear until it was a com plete wreck and were only driven away by the timely arrival of a second t. in. Ber eral trainmen were hart by flying missele. None of the tramps were captured. To day orders were issued by the road for the trainmen on that section to carry arms. A Celestalt Monstrosity. A most wonderful meteor made the heav ens brilliant this morning before dawn. The meteor was wonderful for three rea sons, says a it. Louis dispatch of Sept. 22. It started in the regions of the Great Dip per, and shot elear aeross the heavens in a slightly southeastrly direction, where it disaappered just above the horizon. One very remarkable thing was the slowness of its progress, a long track of are streaming behind. Another peculiarity was that when it reached the senith it seemed to pause-a blaing star. The descent to the horizon wa as slow aend stately as the as cent. The third wonderful feature in the whole very strange oecurrence was that when it reached the eoutheaseeterly extrem ity of its eeurse, lnateed of oling out im mediately, it burned for a second very brightly while hanging perfeotly still, and then all was darkness. Gernlao Workmen euperior. The German cutlery grinder is a very su perior workman, and in razors he has net a peer. IThe English workman will not spare the time to do the work as well, cone quently the blanks are seat to him from ihefmeld to grind. The English stand over the work, the stone being eet low. On the other hand. the German has hie stone set right before hie face, and can see hie work very closely. His toueh is very delicat, and he can grind a blade as thin as a sheet of paper, and make the beet razor in the world. -Ezohangle. Trains Held Up by Strihere, MAOna Owoux, Pa., Nov. 19.-The Beaver branch seal train was held up by strikers at East Maueo Chunk last night. The train was boarded by three or tour men who applied the brakes and pulled the link pines. They then stoned the membere of the crew. Abeut the same hour a live stock train which was pulling out of Peeokerso for Easton, was aleo held up in the same man ner in the lower and of the PYehketon yards. HUONDREOS OF LIVYES LOST A Terrible Gale Has Been Raging Along the Coast of Great Britain. Ships Wreoked and Men Drowned in Sight of Would-be Resouere. The Total Numberef Casualtles Estimated at 200, Not olntieig Many Creow What are Missing, LoMnoN, Nov. 19.-Up to Sunday at least 184 lives are knowsn to have been lost during the gale wiieh has swept over the British coast for forty-eight hours past, and is addition the crews of several boats are missing. News arriving every hour recoerds further fatalities dad brisag details of the Ireat damage, In Logue Foyle, the A. C. Deans lost her eaptain and seven of the crew. Three vessels were wrecked near Letth, causina a loss, however, of only one life. Two railroad engines were blown off the track near Iveraess, blocking all traffic. Three yaobhts and two eoasting vessels are reported ashore near Greenoek. Only four of the twelve members of the crew of the CIntra, wrecked near St. Ives, esoaped. At West Hartlepool eonsiderable anxiety is ex pressed for the safety of the crews of baa dreds of fishing boats which when last seen were being driven northward by the force of the gale. From all parts of Ireland come reports of the severity of the gale. A hundred fishing boats are missing and numerous wrecks are reported in addition. Muob lose *as eased to live stook and considerable damage done to houses and produce. The steamer Hamp shire was drivesn shore at St. Ives and twenty-one of the erew drowned. Only one man managed to reach shore alive. The guardsmen of St. Ives have already resened forty seamen and officers by means of the rocket apparatus. oats between Dover and Calais were oondpelled to sus pend their trips. At least two vessels are known to have perished on Goodwin Sands. IThe steamer Luosnia. from New York to Liverpool was unable to land her passen gers until to-day. Nine vessels are re ported stranded between Grimeby and Cleethorps, and two of these were dashed to pieces. e fearful was the sea that the life boat was unable to leave the harbor. Several steamers and a number of tailing vessels are reported in distress off purn head. The schooner Wioklasses was wreeked near Yarmouth and five of the crew drowned. Considerable anxiety is felt for the safety of the large Yarmouth herring fleet as well as for the safety of a number of Seotoh fishing boats which had just started for home. Two tourist steamers on Lake Windemere foundered during the gale, but no lives were lost. The streets of Scarborough are filled with debris. .ev enteen fishing smacks have not returned and the great.et anxiety is felt for them. The steamer Rose, of Aberdeen, went ashore near Spreeton Oliff. The coast guardsmen hardly got the men though the boiling serf when the Norwegian three masted vessel Amie was driven ashore and the crew washed overboard, only the mate being saved. The fishing boat Vine with a crew of eight men eapsized of Scarborough and thousands of people saw the crew struggle terribly and finally sink, after be ing completely exhausted. Two soldiers attempted to cross the Portedown hill yes terday evening, and were found dead is the snow to-day. The Holyhead coast guardsmen succeeded in rescuing twenty-seven men from five ves sele which stranded there up to to-day. 'Two afterward floated, but the others are expected to be complete wreoks. In addi tion six vessels were showing signals of dis tress and two of the latter have already foundered. The trawler Dauntless was wrecked at Donwreay and seven of the crew of ieght drowned. Several other trawlers were driven ashore and are expected to be some total wreaks. Innumerable vessels besides those mentioned are ashore at various points and extensive damage of a minor nature is reported from all sides. The gale continued to-day. Midnight re ports make the total number of deaths as 184, and this without rekoninag the crews of vessels which were seen to founder off the coast, and the total fatalities irrespective of the numerous crews of missing flshing fleets are estimated at quite 200, aooording to the most conservative estimates. The latest reports are that the gale now shows some signs of abating. The packet boat Killarney, from Milford. or ived at Cork to-day and reports that Friday morn ing she sighted the disabled National line steamer Helvetia showing signals of dis tress. The Killarney was unable, owing to the tremendous sea, to take her in tow, and was obliged to leave her to her fate. Dispatches from Calais say twenty-two fishing bots have already been driven ashore and thirteen fishermen drowned. Reports reesived here from all parts of the north of France say the mostsevere weather prevails along the coast and there have been wreoks near Hav:e Cherbours and Fecamp. Telegraphio communioation throughout England is laterrupted. The Standard says it is reported that hundreds of lives were lost during the storm in the northern part of France. Many bodies wre oset ashore in the eastern part of Frane. Elections I Spain. MADt1D, Nov. 19.-The manloipal eleo tions here resulted in the return of nine teen monarohists and nine republiosas. The overnment hasbrie also been sueaesaful in the provinees. The politleal campaign In this city has been unusually active. This was especially the ease with the monarohists. The aristocracy, who have hitherto evinced Indlfferenoe to political soutests, were early voters to-day. The monarehlete gained three seats. The Floods in Japan. BAm F.maucreo Nov. 19.-Farther partie ulars of the recent flood in Okayama, re solved from Japan by the steamer IBlglo, show 644 deaths from drowning, 441 wounded. 8,207?henee washed away, 6.842 houses nearly destroyed, 47,429 buildings partly wreaked and 7,519 asre of leand more or lees injured. The survivors are in great distress. One ereamed and One I)idn't. Two young married men in the Salem ex curalon to NIewport last week played a rather sweet joke on their wives. lefore enterlua the long tunnel at Elk City eaeh was sitting with the other's wife. 'hey sareed to exehange teate in the long tunnel and eaOh kiN his own wife. Well. they did as agreed. One of the young women soreamed'terrlbly and attrreted the atten tion of the whole ear, and all had a hearty leash at her expense when the light broke in upon here resisting tieroely and in her husband's aims. The other one kept per teotly still. and she and her asband bed a good laugh on eloh ether when the light broke on them. She said she did not know but what it was her husband, and did not want to rive It away it it wasee not.-ale Joarnal. IT IB A COMBINE. eKlaoley for President and Itarrisen for searetary of ftate. Now Yong, Nov. 19.-The World prints a Washinaton dispateh discussing the presi dential sace of 'g96, taking as a basis the promptness with which ex.President Harri son expressed himself on the Hawaiian question. The artiole sayss "The first thing recalled is that durlna his lTht two years as resildent Gen. Harrison conceived a great nterest in the work of the state depart meat. He gave little attention to anything else. The president's admirers assured him that he possessed the qualities of a great minister of to eign affairs. These tributes pleased the president. He was unosually aggressive in the Obilian episode, and his friends were at some palns to spread abroad the intelligence that the famous ultimatum to Chili, though signed in Mr. Blaine's ab sence by Mr. Wharton as acting secretary, was in the handwriting of the preesident. Oen. Harrison is said to esteem that as his best state paper. "When the Hawaiian business came up Mr. Blains's chair In the state department was being flled by John W. Foster, a thor ough master of detaile bat not a lawyer of note nor a good writer. It was in easy matter, therefore, for President Harriaon to set Mr. Foster aside, so as to confine his servioes to the mere routine of the transac tion, and take the shaping of the negotia tions into his own hands. This he did, and the treaty sent to the senate for the annexation of the Hawaiian islands bore the impress of his own views and person silty. It was the only thing that came to comfort him in the closing days of his offelal life. "All of this is recalled by republicans here now, though, surprisingly enough, not in advooaey of Gen. Harrison for another term in the White bones. Something new and novel is on the boards. The p oposi tion is that McKinley be nominated for president, with the understanding that it successful be shall make Gen. Harrison his secretary of state. This, it is pointed out, would unite the party both on domestic and on to, sign issues, keeping home affairs to the fore, and utilizing the narty's strong est men. eacseh in the line with which his name is the most strongly identified-Me Kinley, the leading exponent of protection, for the chief magistraoy, and Harrison, the leading exponent of an expansive and ag. gressive foreign policy, for the state de partment. This proposition assumes that the second man on the ticket with McKin ley need possess only local strength, with capacity sifioient to preside satisfactorily over the senate. "The inquiry, 'Would Gen. Harrison, af ter a term as president, eare to serve as a cabinet offlee ?' is answered here by the in quiry, 'Why not?' If John Qainoy Adams could return to eongress after a residency in the White house and Andrew Johnson asooent an eleotion to the senate, why could not Benjamin Harrison, with an opportu nity, become a cabinet oefier? The place. it is urged, would be to his liking, and the faet that he was succeeding Walter Q. Gresham would lend zest to the appoint meat. "There is one man, however, without whose artproval this propramme could hardly go through, and how his approval could be gained for it puzzles the projeo tore to answer. Thomas B. Reed is very fond of William McKinley, but he d.. tests Benjamin Harrison. Anything as socisted with Harrison arousne his opposition, and it he were to become convinced that McKinley had allied himself with Harrison, it would be likely to cool the Maine man off even to wards the party's presidential ticket. It is a fact. too, that Mr. Reed wants to be president himself, and if McKinley tries to make any combinations with Harrison the rivalry between him and the ex-speaker will be more energetto than ever and lose altogether its friendly character. Baut those who believe in the practicability of the McKinley-Harrison alliance declare that Mr. Read is young enough to wait and wise enough to bide his time. Meanwhile toll rticius here are discussing the new slate with an interestseoond only to that aroused I by the decision of the administration in the Hawaiian affair." HE SAYS HE IS SANE. Prendergast Objeots to the Defense Set Up by llts Lawyers. CnIcioo, Nov. 19.-Prendergast, the slayer of Mayor Harrison, whose trial is set for a week from to-morrow, is net pleased with the defense his attorneys have decided upon. "They propose to enter a plea of in sanity," said he to-day. "I shall object to thai. I want to acknowledge the commis sion of the crime and plead and prove justi fleation." "In what way will you prove justifioa tion?" "The broken promise to make me, corpo ration sonanel, and other things. It would come out at the triaL 1 am very much dis pleased at entering the plea of insanity. I am not insane and was jastifed in the shooting. The way the newspapers handled the story is amusing and also displeasing. They called me a crank, a lumatle, ecazy, insane, and a lot of other things. and the pietares in some of them are simply hor rible. I am not insane and don't want that kind of defense." Off for the seat at War. NEW YOBn, Nov. 19.-The Brazilian ship Nilotheroy is now ready for sea. It is pos sible she may get of to-night. I nuot she will sail to-morrow sure. Minister Men donoa has been aboard te-day. He is of the opinion that if the Niehtheroy happens to enconater one of Mello's formidable warships, such as the Aquidaban, she will bd sunk sure. He thinks, however, the Niohtheroy can avoid such a meeting, and is oempetent to go against Miello's weaker vessels. It is thought Mello will have no show agaiist the foree the Brazilian gov ernment now has of land and sea. And the Mayer Stood Pat. MirnnatroLm, Nov. 19.-The avowed de termiantron of Mayer Eustis to "stand pat" and allow the saloons to remain open Sunday, regardles of the opposition of the clergy, resulted in a fusilade from suveral pulits to-day. I(ev. . F. Jenks declared that in ease the mayor failed to heed the demand to enforce the law he should be impeached. Rev. Dr. H. H. French de clared that there was no such thing as a respectable saloon or a respectable saloon keeper. And so it went. Meantime the mayor went out and laid the corner stone of the new Jewish synagogue. Hiring the Unemployed to Fight. NE. PAso, Tex.. Nov. 19.-The Mexican revolutionists are scattering ciroulars throughont the valley on both sides of the Rio Grande, offerlung men $2.M) per day to fight, each man to dud himself 100 car tridges, and $i a day to men armed with rife and pistols. The Ide fet the leaders of the rebel forces is to ofer Iadacemeats to the great army of unemployed passing throuah this point from California and by their aid effect the capture of the northern states of Mexneo. A rebellion is already sanifest in the south of that republie. Their lotms IiaOed t While They Were Oat. Bpeeola to l'he Independent. MasouLta, Nov. 19.-The home of W. H. Beason, in Beath Missoula. was destroyed by Are this evening. Mr. Beason and family were out calllng at the time. mad it is supposed that the dre originated from the stove. The greater portion of the fur niture was saved. The lose is $2,500s ia suranoe $750. IT IS JACK THE SLASHER Iurglary That is Attended With Vandalism Is Alarming the National Capital The Green Room at the White House Entered and Despoiled. It May Have Ben the Work eta Crank or It May Have Been a Warn nug WAIrNlmnTON, Nov. 19.-The vandalism of a miscreant who has been. designated am "Jack the slasher," is beeoming more bold sad outrageous. For many weeks paset there has been a series of tobberies of a mysterious and peculiar kind in Washing ton. The burglar or burglars have stolen but few things, but have at each visit de stroyed a considerable amount of farnit ore, slashins pianos and bhalrs and out ting up table linen and clothing. Every effort to trace the criminal or oriminals has failed. Last night he or they entered the house of Samuel John son, 427 Seventh street. The family was out at the time. Mrs. Johnsen returned home late In the evening, and no sooner had she gone into the dining room than the whole nerigborhood was startled by her cries. Feople In the Imme diate viclnity ran into the house and found the poor woman lying on the floor in the dining room suffering from a violeat attack of hysterics. All the draperies n the room, the mantels, chairs, curtains, portieres, table linen and other oloth materials had been slashed into shreds and thrown on the floor in a heap. That was only the beginning of thbostrage. In the kitchen the scene at first glanes represented chaoL. In the middle of the floor the family larder had been emptied. The Sunday meats, grooeries, ete.. were in a heap. Over the mass the vandals had thrown at random huge quantities of lard and butter and then to make the rain more complete. picked up a gallon ean of oil and thoroughly saturated the mass. The eon dition of Mrs. Johnson to-nihbt is serions. Without any thought of burglars, but solely for the protection of the president. the White house has been guarded by spe olal detectives and policemen, in addition to the regular watohmen, and every preeaa tion has been taken to prevent any uans thorized person from entering the build ing. The east room has alone been open to visitors. None have been permitted to enter there who looked suspieious, sad those who have been permitted to examine the room have been in i harge eof.wath-' 1 men. All other portions of the honuse have been kent closed to visitors except on spe oial ocosions. Notwithstanding all these precautions it has been demonstrated that the house may be entered without the knowledge of the guardians. It has been discovered that rsome person or persons, possibly a orank, I had entered the green room, where visitors 1 are not allowed except with a guard in at I tendance, and slashed the furniture with a knife. Great slashes in the form eof a oross have been out into the beautiful satin up - holstery, and other acts of vandalism have been committed upon the furniture. i Whether this wae wanton vandalism with a no other object in view, or whether it was done by some erank a warning or threat against the prersdent is not knewn. The supposltion is that the eutting of erosses in the furniture is intended as a threat, suck as the senders of blood-thirsty anonymous letters convey by cross-bones and skulls. Whatever may be the motive, the fast that an entrance could be made to the building and this sot of vandalism com mitted and the oulprit eseape without being discovered, has served to frighten the presi. I dent's household. BRADY DURING THE WEEK. The Now Tariff Bill Will Be inleshed and Made Publie. WAH.moTox. Nov. 19.-The ways and means committee hope to complete the new tariff bill and give it to the publie about the close of the present week. At a i general conference of demooratie members to-morrow, the dionseion will be resumed as to the polier of adopting an ineome tax. As to the important articles to be added to the free list, there is no longer any question that they embrace wool, lumber, iron ore, coal, salt, cotton bagging, binding twine. rice and many other commodities of less importanee. The present bounty on sagar will be repealed, but it is possible the com mittee may decide to impose a slight im p nort duty in order to satisfy the seagr cane men of the south and the beet raiesle of the west. The highest duty thus far discussed is one cent per pound and the opinion of most of the committee seems to be dl Srvided between half a cent a pound and ad ' miuting it entirely free. Alleged Pensole Frauds at Buffalo. WAsBINOTON. Nov. 19.-The ofieials of the pension bureau are unusually retioent regarding an anaosacemenl that the bu reau had unearthed at Buffalo, N. Y., a wholesale sherme for defrauding the office. The Fosl this morning aanouncas the name of the person who has been earrying on thisa oheme to be W. lMoen Moore, who was formerly a speelal examiner of the bureau in bhis oily. It is believed $160,000 has al ready been paid f.auduoleat laimants whose oases were engaleered by Attoreyr Moore. L)ne Gets aa OMfice. WAsRImOTON. Nov. 19.--8Soreary of War Lamont will have a new assistant esre tary by the middle of next month. He has accepted the resignation of Asslltant See retary lrant tendered at the time of Freoi dent Cleveland's inauglration. to take efeest Dec. 15. (Gea. Joseph B. Doe, of Jtnesvller, Wis., adjutant general of the Wisconsin nalional guard, will oooepy tir place on that day. They'll Not FIKht in Florida, JACKBONVILLE, Fa., Nov. 19.-A spelall from Tallahassee to the Times-U·aen says that the governor. is reference to the Cor betl-Mitehell fight, saidl "It appears that the parlties nterested in the fight are inolined to defy the state authoralles. I shall lssue a proelaimaton direetlli every sheriff to do his utmost to prevent the fght coming off in this state, and appealing to the people in the several countles to oo operate with the sheriffs in saviag thell alate from eaok a disPgace." Supposed to Have eeoo Drewned. ITnIOA. N. Y.. Nov. 19.-Dr. Luslsa Mer rtam, instracter of peliticat oeonomy at Cornell uivettlly, and Milu Mary L. Vear ing, of Laurene, I. 0.. are euppoed to have been drowned ta Ca.uga lake I le yester. - day afternoon. Their boat was floma by a eearlking party this afleeroel.