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i I able change of sentiment since last session. At
; that tlnm tho Foreign Rotations Onmmlttea
I f was regarded as very "conservative" on the
i Cuban (juration, but the adoption of tho Cam.
I f ron rnoiutlon, without even the formality of at
1 ) Yote, shown thntnt prercnt thorn nre very fnr
members of that committee who agree wltn the
J 1 Administration tlm I. vigorous action should
WW ' lae withheld or evun postponed. Homo of tha
, Benntors who fnvnrn polloynf non-action nre In.
1 cllned to think thntannttempt will bo mndeby
B the"pro-Cuban Senators" totukr uplheCaine
lB ton resolution for nctlon on Monday, notwlth
? Handing, the formal agreement of tho commit
, ; tee that It (.ball go over until after the holiday.
' It la aot probable, however, that inch an at
I tempt will be mado or that It could succeed. It
I It Very well known that under the ruled or thu
Wt ' Senate no Senator tan be doprlved of bin right
to debate any question to bit heart's cnntont.nnd
?,s both hoasesof Congress hove adopted roso-
ntloi.s to ndurn on Tuesday until Jan. 6 nnv
T effort to eecttre action on the Cuban quwstlon
before Tuesday will necessarily fall, (senator
HH' Ilale will ho the leader of the opposition to tho
j, Joint resolution whenever It (hall be called up.
B' i . and he Insists that It shall not be voted upon
MWi 1 tintll after a f nil and free debate, which ihall
Hv , xnako every Sonnter nrqualnted with both sides
)t of the Important question.
,. ' ' Senator Frye iloea not agree with hla col-
t- - league, Benator Hale, In the opinion that tho
WM' adoption of the resolution la practically a
', declaration of war. Benator Frye eaya, how.
,i' I aver, that tho passage of the resolution will
ifc i! naturally Irritate Bpnln, and It may provoke ber
M ( to a declaration of war against the United
Hr T Btates. i Ho admlta that It la serious business to
,', I angage In, and ho Is not prepared to predict
HJ what the tate of the resolution will be or how
e long tho discussion of It will last. Ileholdathat
( the mere fact of recognizing the Independence
Da , of Cuba need not bring the two countries Into
B?-t conflict, but he feara there will be trouble be
f ! cnuie of the surrounding circumstances whloh
MM ,i lead up to the action taken by tho rotnmlttce.
B i l Mr. Plntl of Connecticut, ono of the pro.
J I Bpantah Senators, wi surprised to hear the do
HBl clalon of the committee. "That Is bad busl
annt&J I nest," ho said. " I cannot understand how such
KHl ' conservative committee could reach such iv
J(L' oonclaslnn. Tho fact Is that we are nil in the
H If l dark on this subject, and we hnvo nothing to go
',!( Upon but sensatlonnl and unreliable report"
K; from both sides. I ilo not believe the Benato
HHkH will do Itself much credit by taking too hasty
HHK" action upon such nn important rcaolstlon. It hi
HHHf n matter, that should bu thoroughly examined
L, V and discussed, nnd I trust It will receive the
vV fullest consideration before a vote is taken. I
cannot believe thntn majority of tho members
i of the Benato will commit themselves to such a
nropositlon until they have received more light
K ..'than they now possess."
aaVd "The Inevitable result Is wnrwlth SpnlrLnnd
I Kfaf? 6 ultimate acquisition of Cuba by tho Cimcd
: Btates," Bold Senator Vest of Missouri, In com
BBftBT'' tnentlnc upon tho action of the Committee nn
Foreign Relatione. The Benator added: "Tho
"" attuatlon Is unqiidtlonnbly mtIous, for Spain
will naturally construe tlie adnptton of tho resn.
u lotion aanderlnrutloh of war. although that Is
BW notatrlctly trne. We can recognlre the Inde-
Tli'- jpendenceof Cubawltnoutcommlttingourselves
HIIlP; to protect and sustain the new (lovernment. It
V til fill not be necessary for tho United States
KW i Government to send troops to uphold the Qov
H ernment wo propose to recognlre, and waaa
I m Tvr line no respnnaibllity In addition to what we
) Bow have. I realize fully that It will be more
ri dltllcult under the new conditions for us to
Hl maintain our neutrality In dealing with Spain.
R I There are persons ready to Invest their capital
(1 ,! In Cuba, and they will not hesitate to sell thu
KVaSIk Cubans arms and supplies, which they are now
f t . restricted from doing under our neutrality
my'! 3?i lawa."
Bki-15 -i " How do you account for the growth of pub.
I W )1 sentiment in favor of recognizing Cuba ?"
). Sir. Vest was asked.
"Vi "Tho reoplo of tho United States nre nat-
L3,r orally brave, cour.iceous nnd sympathetic." he
5 A replied. "InthocHse of Cuba, it lies nt otir
i tw door, and the reports of the murder,
tl butchery, and BUtTerinc. whether exaggerate
1-1 1 or not, hava so lnftanieil our people that they
Hi 1'iW demand fair piny for tho people on that island.
H 5:i 6ecretnry Olney, whom etory one recoguires
" yb as an able lawyer and a statesman, naturally
Hal W ' prefers to resort to dlDlomacy. In dealing
i S" with the question. All tho American people
!' !f arc not statesmen nnd their sympathies
, j bavins been nrnnsed. they take the ground
mf S that the Cubans have the same right to fight for
B' F their independence that we had. Public sentl-
; L xnent Is lrreslstlhlo when It take the form of
I organizing recruiting stations all over the roup.
MA f try. and thoe who nu not actunted by patrlotlo
( f motives will not bo slow te take advantage of
H I the mercennry considerations that naturally
' 1 enter Into the ense."
, K Chairman Ilitt of the House Committee on
Hv U Foreign Affairs and other members of tho com.
H? ftj mltteo are out of the cltv. and It la impossible
HliS to obtain an accarato forecast of wlinf nctlon
HJfj. that committee will take when the Cameron
vg;' resolution shall puss the Senate. Mr. Hlttlsop.
t-'i 9i posed to action nt thl time, and In fnvor of per-
i ': mllttng the I'resldent to deal with the question
',$ In his own way. Bo ate Mr. Draper of Massa.
. ' cbusnlts, Mr. Qulgg of New York, and other
B. S memberv As vo tho House generally there Is
';? little doubt of a majority fuvorable to the Cam
', ; cron resolution.
?IS cuaxge of ritosT j.v rns iiovse.
f-Tj.' Slembere or the Forelsn A(Tlr Committee
Hfrfe Opposed to Any Action nt This Time.
af By the United Aetoctated frette.
XfM WASniNOTON, Dec 18. Tho Honso beard
Bt?J with 6nrru-Iso of the action of the Senate For-
B'J V elgn Relations Committee In recognizing the
,-'.;- Independence of Csba, and If the oplnlun of
HH f' members of the Foreign Affairs Committee and
Kg fi aome of the Democratic and Republican leaders
H n In the House Is to bo tnnen as a criterion, the
Br fit popular branch of the (Jo ernment will notsus-
H,y ir tain the position mr.cn by the Senate committee.
' i": Mr. Hltt of Illinois, the Chairman of the Houte
r ra commlnee, U out of the city, and Is not expected
BeI'I to 'return until tho close of the holiday re
H&T cess. Several other members of thocammlttee
HfiVV were not In their seats to-day. und have pre.
WLf & aumably left town. Of those who remain five
HUjR are stroigly opposed to nny nition ut this time.
RiBf Republicans objected to nny step which
LVjt Hi, would, in their opinion, bring about a war with
I iff Bpaln, on tho ground that tho McKInley Ad
Hgr mlnlMration ought not to bo met nt the very
Htc. moment of com nit Into power by so i-erluus an
HH Snternatlonnl problem. Tliey thought that Mr.
Hk$ SIcKlnley should formulate his own Cuban
mS K policy.
BSf r"' roemuer ' tho Houso Forelgu Affairs
tH' Commltteo tuld thnt the time tor nctlon had
j.'-f passed. The Island is bankrupt, American
Rwi intereata in Cuba are destroyed, our commerce
) j, with the island has practically disappeared, and
B, i recognition now woald be a mere sentiment
Hitl without a practical consideration behind It.
R I If," be added, " c had Intervened a yenr ago
Kt r the war would hare been ended in thirty days,
K . American property rights In the Island would
H t have been saved, and our trade with Cuba
would hnvo suffered only a partial Interference.
-. I To-day tha island Is bankrupt, and tho trade
Bis i. will bo worth nothing to the United States for
H twenty yenrs."
Bj j Another member of the committee expressed
m? i the belief that tho United .States bad better
B attend to its own business and not go dancing
Hi i through the congress of nations with a chip on
H Its ahoiilder, spoiling for u fight. "There lb
BR I great difference ef opinion." he said, "among
B l our people to-day as to the financial policy
j I. which wo'should adopt. About half the Amerl-
I ,' can people favor bimetallism and the remainder
, are a unit for the cold standard. Wo had better
;,' aettleour owndlfTlcultleaand get onraffalrBon
jfl a satisfactory basis before taking any further
li trouble ajKin our shoulders."
1-;f i Another Republican member of the Foreign
wlft Affairs Committer. Mr. (Julgg of New York,
W l eald: "I don't think the Senate resolution can
I j pass the House at this session of Congress. Ido
) ', not know a member of the House Committee on
it C Foreign Affairs who Is In favor of It, nor do I
' ' think It possible to obtain fiom the House Com-
J mlltee any resolution of any sort at this session.
Jfijk The disposition of the Houso Committee Is to
h leave the matter to tho Incoming Admlnlstru-
!, tton. l'ermnally. while 1 entertain the liveliest
Ra.Hr ayinpathy with Cuba. 1 am oppostd to the con.
jt duct of foreign nffnlrs by Congress. I thmk
j't-ft'f there Is nothing more dangerous to the publlo
I 'ft peace thnn tbe discussion in Congresiof serious
J; ! International controversies."
tf B Mr, l'earson of North Carolina, another Re
publican member of tho committee, snld: "I
linve no criticism or comment to maite on the
action of tho SenateCommitlee us to tho merits
of the question nf recognizing tho Independence
of Cuba, I feel a delltncy In expressing n posl
tlvo opinion in the absence of poslilwi Informa
tion. Ilefore tnklng to grave a step, leading to
unknown nnd nmmentous ennpequrnces, it
aaems to iao Hint the information should
. , be not only accurntu but nlllrlal. The
- t Uepubllcnti party has prnmlred the coun-
I 1 try ru-o perlty, nnd the question presents
3 ' ltelf, 'Will war, or rumors of war, or appro-
Hf ',' benslone of wnr lend to tho promised remit?'
'J ' Differing, us I do, almost belly frimi Mr,
i Cleveland's views and policy nn most subjects,
i ,) I am constrained to say that the state Depart.
?f r ment. since the appointment of Mr. Olney, haa
it I been ably and wlaely conducted nnd hla foreign
ill v policy discreet, firm, conservatlte, nnd success.
Sff I 'ul. It stands out In bold contrast with the
A', i many and various failures In the domestic pl.
U f cy of this AdmlnUtratlim, and I do not feel thnt
i r It would be oxnrlly right to turn over a war
il along with the deficit to tho Incoming Admlnls.
Y ( tratlon."
'; , Others of the I'orelgn AffalraCoinmittee ex.
4)S presaed their surprlko nt tho change of sentl-
-ikt ment among their rulle.igues. They said that
it members of that committee, who authe last
jtjx aesslon were radical In their oppokltlon to Bpaln
SH't and bubbling over with onthuasm for the
VR Cuban parriots. have chnaged front since their
' Mr return to Washington, nnd are now among the
; Sf mest conservative men nn the committee.
' Tbe prediction was freely mado tliat, notwlth-
H (' Handing the unanimity with which the resolu-
il tlomwas reported hy the Senate Committee, It
EJ 1 was doubtful if the Benato would adopt It. or ot
in. ! least pot without a very considerable delay.
Hi Not' a single member of the House, out of a
m- h .ttvte or more of the leadtro.ould be fouudwrbo
'-l T't-ih ly-'i-, .-.-f'f'w,
believed that the Senate reiolutlon could pass
the Hon fct, even though It be favorably reported
by tha II ouso Committee, which la also regarded
as Impos Hole.
Delegate! Jtntma Appenbs for llontsjr Knther
Tlma Itecrnlta.
CniCAQO'. Dec. 18. A secret meeting of tho
local Cuban Relief Committee of One Hundred
waa hold Ihla afternoon at the ITnlon Lenguo
Clnb. A resolution waa adopted urging all
lovero of liberty to Immwdlately raise funds for
the jMrolumo of hospital supplies for tho Cuban
nrmles,and tho press of tho country wna re
qutstiwl to assist lu receiving and forwarding
contributions. A commltteo ot II vo waa ap
pointee; to take oharge of tho money-raising
Chat rman Crogln read. a lottor he had received
from Ettlegato Palmaof the Cuban Junta, say
ing: "I am sorry to say thnt at present we do not
see our way clear to send physicians thore, but
should clrcumstancoa change we shall be glad
to avail ourselves of the services of American
trained nurses nnd phyalclans. Tho best way to
help ua In our struggle uualnst Spain Is to f ur
nlsu money to purchase war materials to send
to our armies in Cuba."
The Chairman also reported that Delegate
Palma had told ill in during his last conversa
tion thnt they had besides an army of -JU.UIO
ineu from O.OlrO to N.OOU Cubans who have no
arms, hutwhouro lighting for their homes, liven,
and families. Tlicao men can live on Sugar
cane and other products of the Island and
stay In the swamt'S without detrlmeatto their
health, but Amnricatm were more apt to find it
necessary to go to tbe hospitals. The Cubans can
not buy quinine drugs, or any medicine on tho
Island, death being tno ponaltr for those who
supply the Insurgents with medical stores. Thu
money raised here will be eul to Now nrk
with tho rtpeclllcatlou that it is lntondcd for tho
purchase ot hospital supplies, because thnt kind
ot aid is allowed by nuv; but If tho C'ubnn
Junta uses tho money for other purposes there
will be no disposition here to investigate or
A Mldnta-bt Jtow In it Fortieth. Htreot
House MoUne Hurt Hpaalnril Arraated,
Three Cubau cigarmakern hurrahed so loudly
for Cuba In tho basement at -8 '.Vest Fortieth
street, whero Carlos Garcia, ono of them, llrod.
Into Thursday night, that n Spanish musician
named Vamtez, whoso wlfo was 111 In their
rooms In tho second titory. shouted to thorn to
stop. They resented the manner of his expos
tulatlon, and ascended tho Intervening stairs In
a oody.
A Spanish lawyer named Agnayo, who lives
on the top llour. tired three -ihots from u revol
ver, when Manuel T. Anialuo, one of tho
Cubans, ran at Vandez witn a knife, Nnuo of
the Cubans was hurt, but they Judged it pru
dent to retreat from tho hout-e. They met
detectives outskle, and got them to nriest
Agnayo. He was held In S-'.OOO bail In the
Jefferson Market Police Court, although
Amaldo wnnctd to withdraw tho charge against
Xheeo Frw, Moreover, Were Inauratanta,
the Hpnnleh Aeporta Hsr.
Havana. Dec. 18. l"wo correspondents at Ar
temlsa and Plnur del Rio have acnt details of
the operations nf Gen. Hernandez and Gen.
Melgulzo In the Rangel and Tumbns Kstorino
Hills near Snnta Cruz do los Plnos and Dimas.
During reconnoitres tho troops had general
skirmishes with Insurgent bands, who, accord
ing to the reports, abandoned strong positions
after sustaining severe loslcs. Several Insur
gents were captured.
The troops burned a few huts, nnd destroyed
the crops that were being raised by the Insur
gents and aft tliuir other re-ourcea. A numberof
horses and cattlx that wero hidden in thu fast
nesses of tho bills were captured. The troops
had no lo sees.
Cuban Manifesto In Parts.
Paris. Dec. 18. The Infraiuforant publishes an
address by the Cuban Committee ot Paris, whiah
declares that the murder of Gen. Antonio Mneeo
will promote the cause of Cuba's liberty. The
revolt In Cuba, thu address sajs, ha the sym
pathy ot all Frenchmen who uphold tho rights
of man.
Spain's Hecond Thoaeht on the Meaanse.
Madrid. Dec. IS. It is understood that the
Government has abandoned its intention to
address a note to the Government at Washing
ton concerning that part of President Cleve
land's message which refers lo Spain nnd Cuba
and will Ignore the document altogether.
Preacher Cbtc rltlclsee the President
Haoekstown. Md Dec. 18. Tho Rev. Pres
ton A. Cave, in tho First Christian Church,
Hngeastown, last night, made n strong impcal
for the freedom of Cuba. He criticised Presi
dent Cleveland's attitude In tho matti-r, and
said instead of going duck huntlnc he ought lo
be more concerned about Cuba's freedom.
Xtebels Jlnld the Outskirts of the Cltr
Japan's KnterlnK Wrdcv.
Madrid. Dec. 0. Since the roport that a great
battle had been fought In which the rebels lost
ns many as 4.000 men, tho news from Manila
has been less encouraging. FA Jmparcial pub
lishes the following:
"Tho rebellion grows every day. A great
many troops must bo sent at once. Great hos.
tflity prevails against Illanco. It Is Impossible
to live In Manila. Tho outskirts of tho city are
raided by the rebels. Tho Archbishop and all
the Spanish officials desire their protest against
such a situation to be known."
The correspondent of the Heraldo In Manila
" Very little, and that not In the least satis
factory, la said at the palace In reference to
military operatlans; but abundant reports are
In circulation as to tbe rapid growth of the In
surrection all over the country. The famous
Dr. Rlzal declared at his trial that he aspired
only to tho autonomy of the Islands, and was
not In any way conneaUd with the present up
rising. Tho Judge who has cogrslzanco ef tho
caso says that there Is no oridenco to Justify tho
shooting of Dr. Itlznl. (The Ileraltln prints this
part ot tno despatch In Italics.)
"Most of the towps along the Pasig River
have rebelled against Spain; also those near the
"The insurrection ha spread considerably
toward the north of tho island of Luzon. Tno
thousands rebel's occupy strong intrenchments
at Uatlnglnnag.
" Uy the uprising In tho province of Patau the
rebel circle around Manila city nnd harbor is
completed. The towns of ban Juan do Mnllnta.
near Manila, and Aatmoman, ono of the most
important in tho province of Tnynbos, have re
belled. The Governor tnero asks for relinforce
Other despatches say thnt the rehols numbered
10,000 at tho battle of Snn Rafael, which was a
signal victory tor tho bpunlsb, tho rebels hav
ing left 800 dead on the Held.
An envoy extraordinary from JApan is about
to acrivo In Madrid to sign a treaty. Although
the treaty Is alleged to he of a purely commer
cial character. It Is said hero that Japan pre
tend to have the following clauses embodied In
tho treaty: that Spain ronounces the right now
enjoyed by her subjects In Japan to ho tried hy
tho i. onsul-, and fliat tho Japanese will have
tha right to emigrate to the Philippine Islands,
and settle there with their families. The news
papers here unanimously oppose these conces.
Ten thousand Spanish soldiers will leave
Barcelona for Manila from Dec. ft to '.'0,
Washhoton. Doc. 18. In rcgurd to the Cam
eron resolution In the hennto the Spanish Min
ister sa)S with (unslderable emphnsls thnt
wlille cvrtnln sensational papers may be relied
upon to publish alleged statements from him,
he is confident that all sensible people will ap
preciate that he has declined, and will uni
formly refuse to he led Into any discussion or
criticism whatever touching a matter under the
consideration of Congress, Such n matter he
would not discuss privately under any circum
stances,, and he seizes this opportunity to wnrn
every ono ngnlnat statements on tho subject
which may be nttrlhuted to him, however Indirect.
Hlic Is Mnld to lie Hatpins: tbe Itabels la
Heveral tVnys.
MADRID, Dee. 1H. El Puu assorts that It haa
been definitely proved that Japan lias landed
men and munlMona of war upon the Philippine
Islands, and that tho Philippine rebels are com
manded by Japanese officers.
Two more battalions of troops have sailed for
Manila. , , J t
Information has been received here of the In
tentlon of Gen. Pelavleja, the new Governor of
the Philippines, to ask the Government to send
ten additional battalions of troops to the Phil
ippines, ilKiti.iN. Dec. 18. The German cruiser Irene,
which is now at Hong Kong, has been ordered
to proceed to Manila.
To Care a Cold In Osa Par
Take Laxative liromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists
refund tae uoiieju II falls to cure. ?3c.-,4d,. "'
.JAU"!"1 " ' 'wwjY """i sTi'iii
When an Attendant la a Keatneky Aarlaaa
lie Killed a Patient.
London, Dec, 18. It la learned that Edward
Richard Taylor, alias A. W. Piatt, for whom a
warrant wna Issued on Wednesday upon tha ap
plication of the United States Embassy, Is a
Canadian-American, The warrant was served
to-day and Taylor waa brought from Oxford,
whore ho has been serving a sentence of six
months In Jail for theft, and arraigned In tha
Row Street Pollco Court upon the char go ot
having murdered Jesae Tyres In Kentucky in
Piatt did not any any thing In his own defenco
when charged with the crime. He appeared
porfectly cool. Mr. Hobion, representing the
United States Embassy, was present, as waa
also an officer from Loxlngton, Ky who came
to Englaud to tako the prisoner back to Amer
ica when the order for hlsoxtrndltlonls issued.
Tlio prisoner would not say where he had been
since 1HU3, but It Is thought he has passed
much nf tho time In English Jails. Tuylor waa
remanded tintll Tuesday.
I.ouiaviu.K, Ky., Dee. 18. Taylor, nllaa
Piatt, who waa arraigned In London to-day for
tho murdor of Jesse Tyree, was known In Ken
tucky ns Arthur W. Piatt. Ho killed Jobsb
Tyree, nn Intnato nf the Kentucky lunatlo
nsyltnn. In 1885. At that time I'latt was an at
tendant nt thonsylum nnd Tyrcowna In a ward. I
Tyree refused toeotodlnnerwhen Plattorderfd
him to, nnd the Kngllshmnn, becoming angry,
shot him through tho heart. He mndo his
escnpo and went lo England, whero ho was put
in prison for theft nt Oxfard several months
ago. Sheriff Grass of Lexington has gono to
England to bring Piatt back for trial.
Tlta Condlllnn llepnrted to lie iropeleas
fits Offlednnd lis Power.
Constantinople. Doc. 18. Tho Shelk-ul-Islam,
Mohammed DJemnlsddln Effcndt, Is
suffering from n cancer, and It Is reported that
his condition is hopeless.
The prcsont Bhclk-ul-Islnm was appointed to
his ofllco in 18111. Ho Is In chnrgo nf tho affairs
of tho church, and with the Grand Vizier, oxcr
clses under tho supreme direction of tho Sultan,
the legislative and executive authority of the
empire. Doth these officials aro appointed bv
IhoSultnn. thu.Mielk.til-I.slam with the nominal
rtmcurrnncc nf tho I'lcmn, a body comprising
therlersvnnd chief functionaries of thu law.
over which the Hhelk-ul. Islam presides, M.
though ho himself does not exercise priestly
function-. Without hla asaotit no Sultan can
legnlly bo deposed.
J.I. V Elt.H lO CAT.T. AT rt.YtlOVTII.
North German I.tord Htenmsre to Hlop
Thrro When Bant Ilound.
London, Doc. 18. It Is announced thnt the
North German Lloyd Steamship Company hns
decided to tnnko Plymouth tho first port uf cnll
for tho east-bound steamers, going thence to
Cherbourg nnd Bremen. Tho Southnmpton
agent of tho company hns telcgrnphed In re
sponso to Inquiries:
" Wo do not intend to give up calling at South
ampton, but tho express mall stenmer leaving
New York on Tuesdays will, next year, during
the summer, call at Plymouth Instead of South
nmpton, and proceed directly from Plymouth to
Rremen. On the outward voyage the steamer
will call at Southamuton, as at present."
The Hennte Will Talk or nn Inqnlry After
They On Knelt to Work.
IlAMnuuu. Dec. 18. The Benato to-day re
plied to the proposition of tho strikers that a
court of arbitration be arranged by a confer
ence of representatives of tho employers and
workmen In the presence of the Senate. The
reply throws cold water on the hope of the
strikers to settle the dispute in the manner they
The Senate declares that It 1 the duty of the
striker to resume work, adding that If they do
so It will arrange thnt a searching Inquiry be
made into the trouble, with a view to preparing
a method of settling disputes by negotiations
between the employers nnd employees.
tin -n Victoria Ones to Osborne.
London, Dec. 18. The Queen and her court
left Windsor Castle for Osborne House to-day.
Harvard 'Wins the Debnte tilth Princeton.
Princeton, N. J.. Dec. 18. For the third con
secutHe time Princeton was to-night defeated
in debate by Hnrrnrd. The contest was held In
Alexander Hall, which was filled by an audi
ence consisting largely of Princeton under
graduates, although there Were a few Harvard
supporters present. The question donated was:
"Resolved, that, assuming the adoption ot ad
equato constitutional nmendments, the Tnlted
States should Institute a system of responsible
Cabine: government."
Princeton supported the affirmative side of
the question, "tiorlly nfter 8 o'clock the speak
ers tiled upon the platform headed hy President
Patton and Presiulng Officer Talcott Williams
ef Philadelphia. II. H. Yocnm of Princeton
oponed the debute. The speakers who tollnned
wore S. P. Wrlghtlngton. Harvard; It. F. Sicr
ling. Princeton: F. O. While. Harvard: It. M.
Mcl'.lroy, Princeton, and Charles Grllk, Har
vard. Tclve minutes were allowed for the first
speeches, but the rebuttal wero restricted to
five minutes. When Mr. Grllk had closed tho
debate the Judge - Senator Joseph It. Hawley
of Connecticut, Provo-l C. C. Hnrri-on of the
University of Pennsylvania, and Hamilton W.
Mablo nf New York -unanimously decided In
favor of Harvard.
82.1,000 fire In Broadway.
An early morning fire in tho five-story build
ing at 5115 Broadway did about SU'o.OOO dumngo
yesterday. The blaze started about midnight in
tho cellar, nnd was put out nftor nn hour'a
work by the firemen, who succeeded In confining
the damage chiefly to the cellar, In widen were
Btored amber waro and novelties in Jewelry he
lunging to the firm of Stono Hros.,whoorcupy the
llrbl lluor. Smoke and water also spoiled a good
deal of Jewelry in tho store, but the most valu
able articles, whleh wero In the safes, wero un
harmed. Thu stock of Julms Frledlander. a I
dealer In women's cloaks, who occupies the up- ,
per nnrt of tho building, was damaged about '
$7,000. It will cost about $3,00(1 to repair the
building, which In owned by the Stokes estate.
Italtutlon Chief C'roker made an Investigation
into tile cause nf the lire and found no evidence
of Incendiarism. Fire Marshal Holllstor put mo '
men on thocase luter. nnd they arc expected to
report their findings to-day.
Two Costly Flrr In Xlrooklyn.
Isador Weinberg. whose fur store at .13(1 Fulton
street. Hrooklyn. was gutted bv flro on Thursday
night, estimates his loss at 510,000. Therowas a
large stock of furs on hand for the holiday
trade, and tho portion of It which escaped the
flames was ruined hy water. Tho damage to
the building was $j.l)00.
The Canarsle cur sheds of the Nasian Electric
Railroad In Now Lots road nnd Rocknway
menuo wero burned early yesterdny morning.
Ten cars and other property vnlued nt 3:18.000
wero dostroyed. The Haines, It is supposed,
were started by an overheated motor box In one
of the enrs.
For Wounded Cuban Pntrlota.
The Club HIJasDoI.n Llbortad gavo a mln
strol entertainment nt ibeRrooklynAthenunim,
Atlnntio avenue nnd Clinton street, Inst night.
The hull was well tilled with frlonds of tho strug
gling Cuban patrlntB, The Manhattan Minstrel
Trnupo nod the Manhattan Male quartet fur
nished the music. Annddress in Spanish wus
inado by Klcardo Lands, a Cuban lawyer. Lulu
Rodriguez recited a patriotic poem, which was
hoarttly applauded. Tha prnceods aro to bo de
voted to tho benefit, of the Cuban soldiers
wounded In battle.
Cashier lloochton Itelensed from Prison.
Nnthnnlel S. Houghton, who waa sentenced to
three years' Imprisonment lu the Kings county
penitentiary In 1&94 for stealing tho funds of
the Montauk Club In Rrnnklin whllo employed
ns cashier, wus released entordav morning
through the commutation of his sentence to two
years by Gov, Morton. Most of tho leading
members ot tho cluu Joined In a petition for his
Is Hood's Sursaparilla, bocauau It cures the
severest cases of scrofula, salt rhoum, dyspep
sia and rheumatism. If you are a sufferer try
The beat In fact tbe One Truo Blood Purifier.
Hnriii'c. Pi lie cure Liver Ilia; easy to
JTIUOU & flllb take, easy to operata.aBe.
CnMv.. vstM ij ,'WieAitfei-nvj- JMV4.-i
rmiMinii-MKI8aW)Vj UJaJiX'.'X-S XJUlSUi-'JJJ IrU?'"
OTJtva w. riBZD'a bun AitnAioNEn
Not for the First Time-Ills Defense Waa
Insanity When He Was Tried After
the Failure or Mis Firm, and lit Waa
Beat to an Asylum-IIns Hnnk biw Since.
When Policeman Plgott of the West Forty
seventh atreot station waa near the car stables
of the green crosstown line In West Forty
second street on Thursday evening, an om
ployeo of the railway ran out ot the stables and
shouted t
" 1 sny, there, Ofllcerl There's a chap In hero
that's not 'em tor fair. The moat beautiful
case ot D. T.'a you ever saw. Rotter como la
and hnvo a look at him."
Plgott wnlked toward tho stables, nnd Just as
he got to tho door he heard a man. In a loud
volco, shout ;
"I tell you the market Is bound to rise. It
can't holp It. Pre got a corner on 35.000.000,
and I'll put, up every stock on the list. We'll put
through the Cuban sugar trust, 'and w'oll boublo
to buy up Woyler nnd hla entire army."
"Didn't I toll you ho hnd 'em for fair?" nsked
tho stable employee " Ho's been a goln' on thnt
way for halt an hour."
Plgott entered the stable and appronohed tbe
man, who, when ho saw tho policeman, shoutod:
" Yes, sir ! The market'll go up, and then I'll
make you nn elevated railroad director. Instead
of an elevated railroad guard,"
" That's what I've been wanting," said Plgott,
"and It'll come In handy Just now as a Christ
mas present. Rut come along with mo and sea
how thlnr.8 aro going on tho Exchange. You
can't put the market up If you stny here."
"Of course I enn't. Why didn't I think of
that before ? Como along."
Policeman nnd prisoner went out of tho stablo
and around to the West Forty-seventh street
stntlon. On the way tho mnn quieted down nnd
lind very little to say. Roachtng tho station
house, ho scorned to realize whero he was. Tho
only comment ho made was:
" Hack again nt tho old homo!"
Yestordny morning Plcott arraigned his pris
oner beforo Magistrate Wentworth, In Ybrkvlllo
Pollco Court, on a charge of being drunk nnd
disorderly. The prisoner woro a corduroy suit
of clothes, tho coat cut in tho stjle of a Norfolk
jacket. Ills linen was crumpled, his hair and
beard unkempt, and his general appearanco
was that of a man who had been on a prolonged
"Whnt's your name and what havo you to
say to the chnrgo ?" asked the Magistrate.
"My name is John Field. I am 43 years old,
nnd I live nt 300 West Forty.slxth street. I
don't care to plead to tho charge until this
man is sent for," answered the prisoner, hand
ing tho Magistrate a slip of paper. On It was
tho address of a lawyer named Joseph I. Con
naughtnn. Tho prisoner was told to step nsldo
while the lawyer was eont for. In n short tlmo
tho lawyer reached tho court room, looked
about, caught sight of tho man who had sent
for him, and remarked:
" Here again I"
Then he said something to tho Moglstrnte In
a low tone. Mr. Wentworth. nfter listening to
him. turned to tbe prisoner nnd paid that he
woold parolo him In the custody of his counsel.
Tho man who was thus arraigned as an or
dinary "drunk and disorderly," after hating
spent the night In tho cell of a police station,
was Edward M. Field, tho elder son of tho Into
Cyrus W. Field. Half -a dozen years ago ho
was one of the best known financiers in New
York. As the senior member of tho
firm of Field, Dudley, Welchcrs & Co.,
whose office were In the Washington building,
at 1 Rroadway, ho was almost as well Known in
Wall strtet as his falherevcr was. He was sup.
posed to he several times a mllllonalro and was
universally trusted. One day In the latter part
ot 1801 It was Nov. 37, called the second Hack
Friday announcements were madnal the Stuck
and Product) Exchanges that Field. Lind
ley, Welchcrs & Co. had failed. Tho
news spread like wildfire through tho
street. It waa at first thought that theru
must besoms mistake. There was no mistake,
and the further tbe failure wns Investigated thu
worse It was found lo be. Tho liabilities wero
about (3,000,000. and securities held by the tlrm
In trust, nnd as collateral foi loans, lind been
disposed of by the senior member of the firm,
nnd the money had vanished.
Field had acted strangely for some time be
fore the failure, and when It became known
how completely the firm had been wrecked peo
ple said that he was mad. Sane or insane, how
ever, creditors of the firm demanded his pun
ishment, and a warrant charging him with
grand larceny wa issued. Detectives were sent
to arrest Field. Inquiry al his houM
brought the answor that Mr. Field
w as not at home. A search of the house prnrt-d
that the atfswer was true. The detectives did
not know that twndaya beforetbe failure Field
had been tnktn. upon nn order Issued hy Judge
McAdam. to an asylum for the Insane rich
at llrnnxvlllc. It became known finally.
In some way, that Field ua In this
retreat, nnd detectives went there and arrested
him. On his preliminary examination friend
were found to furnish $36,000 ball and Field
was liberated, but only for a moment. On an
orderof Justice Pratt he was taken lo Ludlow
street Jail. Finally he was brought to trial. I
RourkeCockran was his law) er, and the plea
of Insanity was set up. Thrro were experts
n-plenly to testify for or ngalnst the prisoner I
as to his sanity. The case went to the jury and
thn jury disagreed. Then, by order of the court.
Field was committed to the Iluffuln Insane
Asylum. There lie remained for a tlmo. When'
he was discharged he drifted back to New York.
Six weeks or so ago, among the lino of
"drunks and disorderlies" waiting for their
cases to be disposed of. Field stood as he stood
yesterday morning. He was allowed to go upon
tho request of the same man ho got him oft
yesterday. '1 hen his Identity was concealed.
When It became known yesterday Mr, Con
naughtonsald: " Field has been a well-known character on
the upper west side for aome time. He dropptd
his last name, aud has been known In the place
he frequented as Edward Morse or John
Murse or plain Morse. He has been drinking
for itomo time and hla mind has failed him. He
has not. I believe, lived with his family for a
great while. Ills wife and two children are
living somowkoro In West Fifty-second street.
Field Is llviug at present at the Eighth Avo
nn Hotel, at the southnest corner of Forty
sixth street and Eighth avenue. It was said at
the hotel yesterday that he had lived thero but
n short time, but wa well known In tho neigh
borhood. At tho hotel he was known as Morse.
One day early this week a man who said he was
connected with a Wall street tlrm came Into tho
barroom and asked for Mr. Field. He was told
that thero w ns no such man living there.
"That's funny," said tho man, "1 waa told
that I would tlnd him here,"
As tho man was turning to go tho door opened
and In walked Morse. " Here I Mr. Field, now,"
said the visitor, and he and Field wero soon In
earnest conversation.
An officer of tho Now York Central Railroad
said yesterday that slnco Field returned to New
York be bad frequently visited the company's
offices at the Grand Central Station in quest of
financial assistance. It wus said thut. owing to
tho fact that Cyrus W. Field was one of tho
earliest directors of the road, his son nover
went away from tho ofllces without money.
II Itch In the Trial at Mate Itrnm Tor the
Crime un tbe High Hen.
Boston. Deo. 18. The trlnl of Mate Rram for
the murder of Cnpt. Nash, his wife, nnd the
second officer of the bark Herbert Fuller on tho
high eeas last August, may not be continued nt
present. Seaman Brown was nn the stand to
day reciting the story of the murders. Ho said
he hnd seen them through n window In the cabin
while aervlng his turn at tho wheel. He gave a
dramatic recital In broxen English of tha
crime and the cross-examination failed to abako
his testimony.
Drain's lawyer then sprung the snrprlso In nn
nddress to the Court, the Jury having been sent
from tho room, setting forth that Drown, the
witness on whom the Government depended to
convict Rram, had shot a man In Rotterdam
several years ago and had escaped punishment
by being adjudged Insane. '1 lie defence say tho
records In tho caso had nrrlied bymainrom
the American Cousnl since tho opening of court.
Judge Colt immediately adjourned court until
to-morrow morning to give tho District Attor
ney an opportunity to examine the papers, rhe
counsel for the defence remarked that It might
be advisable to awnlt evidence from Rotterdam
before continuing, in which case the Judge said
he should not hold the jury. This would mean
a new trial in this case.
Rram Is still firm In his dental of tbe crlma.
It Will Be Open an Monday, Jan. IO, and on
(Sundays Thereafter.
Lowering skies and slushy sidewalks mode
tbe attendance at the Aquarium a good deal
smaller yesterday than it has been except on
Wednesday, when, because of the snowstorm,
thero wero only 000 visitors. There waa not a
crowd In the building at any time yesterday.
It will not be opeu to-morrow. The biggest
crowd that the park police will be called upon
to handle la expected on Jan. 10. when the
Aaoorlum will be open for the first time on
SCM-'i. it'4-j;jF.Vi-Xtt-slfe)'fet frWrSw
iimi n mi ilnaasy,i :imf i iting.crsga-'.' .W',iifeaa ft)
Boginning Doo, 19, opon
ovouinga until Christmas.
Toitot goods, desk famish,
ings, many small novoltics,
tnblo wnroB of nil kinds.
Gold Jewelry.
A lnrgOi varied stock not ,
. confiuod to oxponsivo
Pearls, Rubies,
choicest stones, artistically
20U II iiVli Avenue,
nifttlfssou Square.
A. Illll lor (he Roller or Hericrant Thomas
II. llced Ptianed In the House.
Wasminqton, Dec. 18. This wns prlvnteblll
dny In tho Houso under tho rules, nnd tho ro
quest of Mr. Ulnghnm (Hep.. Pa.) for unani
mous consent to proceed with tho legislative,
Executive, and Judicial Appropriation bill met
objection. Thirty-seven private pension bills
previously reported by tho Commltteo of the
Whole wero passed, nnd the rest of tho after
noon was occupied In discussing wnr claims.
The first bill read ratted a laugh, bolng "for
the relief of Thomas II. Heed." Tho proposed
benoflclnry, It turned out, was a sergeant In tho
Fifth I'onnsyltanla Infantry, and tho bill au
thorized the Court of Claims to pass upon his
claim for pay as HU"h sergeant, he having been
carried on tho roll as a prlvato. The bill was I
pasted n in Id much amusement.
A Pill for tho relief of James Ulster, a resident
of New Vork, who owned some property In
Virginia destroyed during tho war, was laid
aside to permit an Investigation Into the ques
tion ns to whether or not it was destroyed lu
military operations.
Mr. Ulngley (Hep., Mo.) suggested that If this
were the caso tlm bill npi-nul up a dangerous
field, one which Congress had never beTore en
tered, that of paying for tuoperi) dslrocd In
military operations. Should that policy be now
adopted, hn said. Congress would have to pro
vide revenue to tho extent of four or five hun
dred millions, lustend of fifty or seventy-fHe
Upon a mensnro to ropay $.100 substitute
money taken from n Swedo who wns drafted
whllo notncltlxen of the United States, Mr.
Dlnglcy pleaded thnt tho stntute of remise
should be allowed to obtain, aad that these
claims, arising thirty years after tho war had
closed, bo settled aud tav settled,
Mr. Malum (Hep.. I'.i ) replleil to this vigor
oiikly, proletlug against the dovernment phn 1
Ing the statute ol limitations after years nf t'.e.
nled Jin-tlic to claimants.
Mr. Updecr.tif flton., la.), of whom the com.
plalnautls a constituent, denounced the action
ot the Government as that of highway robber), i
seirlng tho money like a robber by its strong
nrm ana retaining It because of Its power to
do so. i
Hy a vote of G." to 55 the committee rccom-'
mended favorable action on the bill and It then
The House then took a recess until 8 o'clock,
tho evening session to be for tho consideration
of private pension bills.
iiEMorr.it rno?i office.
Fonr Federal Offlelnls Are Out Tor Hotlclt
Ibr Cikmpnlatn Contribution1.
WAsniMITON. Dec. 1H, The Uulted States
Civil Service Commission hns been advised by
tho Treasury Deportment that Julius McMartln,
deputy collector and entry clerk in tho customs
service nt l'ort Huron, Mich., has been removed
from the Federal service for violation of that
part of tho civil service act relating to
contributions for political purposes. lu the
Investigation recently conducted by the com
mission nt l'ort Huron It was ascertained that
John Tlcrney, William Springer, nnd Julius
McMartln had all boon Implicated In soliciting
or receiving political cnntribotlons from their
fellow employees. Tho commission presented
the caso to the Treasury Department and to the
Attorney-General, with the result that all three i
of the persons named huo been removed from
the service.
Furthermore, tho commission has just been
advised by the United states Utorney at De
troit that the tirnnd Jur has found true bills
of tudiclmrulng'.lnst all three persons for vio
lation of the civil service act, and that their
trial will he held at the next term of court.
These violations of tho l.iw nre punishable or a
fine not exceeding $", OOP. or b imprisonment
for a term not exrcodlnir three )enrs. or bv such
fine and imprisonment both, in tho dlM-rel!on of
the Court.
The commission has a'sn been advised by tho
Treasury Department that, in compliance with
the commission's request. Daniel K Itourke, the
eustodl in of the Federal building at Worcester,
Mass., has been removed from the Federal ser
vice because of his implication In the solicit,
tlon of campaign contributions from Govern
ment employees. .
The Cmbexxlrment In tbe Mlnte Department,
Washington, Dec. 18, -The Grand Jury has
taken nctlon In tho ense of Francis J. Kleck
hoefer. formerly disbursing clerk of the State
Department, who is charged on threo counta 1
with cmhezloment of 3:17,000 In funds In
trusted to his care w hlle In government servlro.
Ihe money Is alleged lo have been taken by Mr.
Kleckhoefer from the trust fiimls of the Stato
Department, over which he had control, It Is
part of the $1:I0,01I0 shortage discovered by an
epert nccouutnnt in the atcounts kept by Mr.
Kleckhoefer. Mr. Kleckhoefer was arrested
some months ago, but released In $15,000 ball.
Ho had previously resigned by direction of
Secretary Olney.
Slovement of War Vessels.
WaRIIINOTON, Dec. 18. A telegram to tho
Navy Department from San Francisco nn.
nnuncrs that the cruiser Alert reached Honolu
lu Dec. 0, after a vpyngo of twenty-ono davs
from San Francisco, accomplished altogether
without Htenm, tho ves-el's sail power having I
been utilized for reason of economy, I ho
Alert relieves tho Adams as guardshlp at Hono.
lulu, the latter vessel returning to San Fran-
Cisco. I
The coast defence ship Monterey left Sauia
Itto, Cnl., yesterday for Snnta Cruz. '
lroposed Mnnnment on Musnncre Illll.
Wakiiinoton, Dec. 18. Mr. Mnndell (Rep.,
Wy.) Introduced In tho Houso to-dny a bill ap
propriating S.1,000 for a monument ou th
battlefield of Massaoro Hill, near Old Fort Phil
Kearney, Wy, The monument is to rommeino.
rate the memory of the odlcer and men who
fell there In llS(H) In n battle with the Sioux
Iudlana under Ited Cloud.
The Hlrlke on the Omul.
BviUCUSK. Dec. 18. The strlkeof the laborers
on tho canal contract Improvement work be
tweon this city and Jordan Is still nn. The con
tractors will not concedo tho demand of tho
strikers for 15 cents per hour, nnd nre endeavor
ing to hire new men nt tho present ecalo of
wages, 1SK cents per hour. In this city MaDon
nld & Sayre. contractors, hnve about fifty men
at work, but they are continually harrassed by
the mob of strikers, who stand on the canal hank,
and jeer tho workmen, 'I ho contractora have
been assured of police protection lu case of violence,
rr6-cmlncntly tho best rianoa mado; ox.
portod lo and wild In nil art centres of the
globe, nnd eiidnrer-il and preferred for prlvato
und publlo nte by tho gmitrat artists nnd
scientists. Illustrated Catalogues mailed
free upon application.
STEIHWAY& SONS, 107-111 E.14th St,
'11IIMH MMMWH It'll. IBM MaanMaHuMs
old Jack cjesar going.
X HA 111. Y 100 TEA IIS Ol.lt,
Berteualr Hlek lOr the Flrat lime In Ills
Lena; Life-Ills Old Mimlfp Trjlnvc to
Pull II I m Tliroiiich-tlur orllu 1'arnrlte
Pictures the Apothensl of Undo Tom.
John Ctranr. who ta generally called Old Jack
Crcaar, la dying nt tho homo of his former mas
ter, John A. Dogcrt, who has n farm at llolin
kue. N. J, Cresnr hns lived through two gen
erations of tho Ilogcrt family, and Mr. Honor t
says that he Is not going to let lilin tlio, even nt
his advanced ago. If he can prevent It. A near
sb his ago can bo calculated, Citsar I within
a year or two of being 100 ears old.
Ciesnr and his brother were bought nsslnvo
by Mr. Hogert'a grandfather, John C. Ilogortof
I'nrnmus, Sussex county, N. J, Cu-sar was n
very llttlo boy nt thnt time, nnd his mother wiib
bought in nt tho sntno auction. Grandfather
Ilogcrt presented Cinsnr nnd his brother to his
two daughters for wedding presents when they
wero tnnrrled. Cu a.ir's brother died young, but
Cmsnr .continued to serve his mistress during
her life, and at her death ho became the proper
ty of her heirs.
l' it,' I "sil-
(i wa Li- i y
Twcnty.flveyoars ngo Ciesnr partly lost tho
use of his legs, hut before that tlmo ho wa n
hardu nrklng farm hand, whoso only pleasure In
llfo was to sit bcldo a hrnok with a fishing polo
in his hand and catch eels or suckers or any
thing that bit. Most of his early llfo was spent
In Sussex county. Sixty years ago John Quack
enbush, tho farmer who married Miss llogart,
moved to Hohokus nnd look C'lesnr with
him. He bus continued to servo tho family
faithfully cvor since. Ordinarily Ca-sar wns
n very healthy sort of a person. Ho never
complained of being 111 until last year,
when ho hnd nn attack ot Indigestion, which
laid him up for a day or tno. Kvcr eluce Mr.
Dogert's old house was burned down five years
ngo Crcsnr has occupied a little shnnty on tho
llngert fnrm. Tho shnnty coutnlns ono room
furnished In n simple nnd neat st) le. and Is suf
ficiently large for hla comfort. Mr. Hogert
thlnka a great deal of his old servant, and ono
day last week when ho happened to rend n
paragraph In the local newspnur, which stated
among other things that Caesar was "derelict,"
he became "riled" and saya that he will have
an understanding with the reporter tho next
time he meets htm.
"What does 'derelict' mean?" asked Mr.
Bogert yesterday of Thk tjL'v reporter. The
reporter told him innocently euough that it
meant an abandoned wreck.
"That's it abandoned." said Mr. Hogert In an
Irate manner. " 1 did see It lu the paper aud I
did look It up in the dictionary and tho dic
tionary does not say that derelict means
'forsaken wholly, abandoned, or given up
or forsaken by the naturul owner or guardian.'
Now. that reporter that snld thai t'tesar wa
derelict did not know what lie was talking
about. Old Jack has beou tick for two weeks,
and my son-in-lnw and 1 have stayed up with
htm almoBt every night since. He lias had the
doctor every day and we have carriid his meals
from the house to his cottage. 1 lie doctor says
he might recover, and 1 am going to try
and pull him through. 1 don't want to ;
see Ciesnr die vet. I want him and
my old mare Mink to wnlt untu I am going to
die. and then I ant them to din ith me. Mink
is 20 year old. and she's Cn-sar's favorite horse.
She has not done any work for five vcars, aud 1
suppose that reporter would st,v that she i
derelict, too; but he docs not know what ho is
writing about."
Mr. Hogert led the wny to the llttlo cottage
where Cn'sar is hearing his end 1 lie old negro
lay on a cot on ono side of the room, well inuflled
up in blankets. Only his head vv as visible. His
former master walked over lo the cot and said:
" Well. Cu-sar. how do jou ft el '
"All right," answered Ca"ar in a. faint tone.
"hhall 1 give yon some milk "
The old negro shook hi head with a smile.
" Weil. 1 guess rdbettir give vou some, any
how," said Mr. Hogert, nnd siifiin,- the action
tothewnrd.be poured out n glass of milk and
gnv e It to tbe old slave by the lea-poonf ul.
" Nowiiun'l vou choke and couch while you're
drlniclng this," snld Mr. Hogert. "and I'll bring
jou t-onie hot soup by and by."
At the head of Cu-sivr'a cot was nn old-time
HlliOKtaph of the "-tone coiut'r.n's representn
tionof the play of "Uncle Toms Cabin." It
resented the apotheosis of I'm le Tom. Llttlo
v a and a flock of angels were suowa carrying
the old hlavo up to heaven. Around the room,
on the walls, were several old colored prints.
There was a plcturo or James K. l'olk,
the eleventh President of thi I mted Slates;
Stephen A. Douglas, who was candidate for the
1'reHiueuo against I.imolu, and a colored print
Issued b ,N. Currier of 1 I- Na-sau street la
1N47, entitled "Col. Hnriicv at tho dragoon
fight at Medrlln.iic.tr Vera Cruz. .Macli L'o.
I M7." Over the cot were a number of lithographs
di Dieting mlnstrei scenes, and labelled "t.nr
ton's Minstrels." Oneof themshowed adatk) In
minstrel costumo thrumming a soap-box hsnjo
and singing "Como lo Mo, Sweet Murla." 'lhero
was another picture of Ned I urtls, the min
strel, a newspaper clipping with pictures of
Mildiers nt Willets I'oint attacked Pv Jersey
mosquitoes, and a plctutoof an Odd lellowln
Cn-sor was a Democrat," said Mr. Hogert.
pointing at the oictures of i'resident l'olk and
.Stephen A. Douglas and laughing, "because
he didn't know any better. My uncle, who had
t'u'sar before 1 did. wa a Democrat, and Ciesur
Just thought he'd havo to be one, too. I'm a
llepnhllcan aira voted for McKInley nt the Inst
election. Cu-sar voted up till llvo jenrs
ago when he got so that lie could not go down to
the polls. He didn't care anything about pal
ltirs anyhow. All he wanted was a llslipoleand
plenty of fancy pictures. Now here's a polo I
made him a present of twentj-odd viars ago."
Mr. Hogert reached up and look down a rod
which was encased In a neat brown Itannel
cover. As ho nulled out the threo pieces old
Ciesar'a eyes glistened and ho awoke from his
" See how nlcelv ho has polished up hi flsh-
fiole," said .Air. Hogert, snowing tho shining
irass ends. " He alvvavB kept it that way. and
that's the one thlr.g In llfo that ho valued most
Cinsar was listening engerly, nnd there wa n
proud expression on his face as Mr. Hogert
talked about his fishluir ability. Mr. Ilogcrt
hnd Cuvsar's picture taken last summer sitting
astride thofamtlj's old pet maro Mink. tnsar
had lo be lifted upon the mare, hut ho rodo
a block on her after ho wa mounted
nnd kept her quiet wlnlo tho picture
wns taken, lie) nnd nn occasional visit to tlio
village nnd n trip to l'nlersoii, i nsar has not
been away from tho llo'eit farm during his
whole life. He was never man led. and. as far
ns is known, never even kepi company with nny
girl. Since he lost control of his lits he ha-been
confined to bin shnnty, and occasionnlly lie vis
ited the house, which I mil) a short distance
away. When Mr. Hogert or liln wnti-iii.luiv,
Leonard Teihune. Is not around looking alter
Crcsar, Mr. Ilogert's daughters, Murk-mot and
Kitty, minister lo iho old negro's wants, It
Is seldom, however, that Mr. Hogert Is
away. Dr. De Mund, who I nllendliig Ownr.
mid thnt owing to hi ndvnnced age he did not
think ll possible that I'lesnr would termer, hut
Mr, Hogeri has not given up all hopu )et. Cm-ar
cannot tell how old he is himself, and there Is
positively no way of telling accurately.
IlucWner und lljnmn In Town,
Oen. Simon llollvar Iluckner. tlio Democratic
patriot from tho Hluo Grass Statu who incept
ed the nomination for Vice-President knowing
that ho wns doomed to detent, hut who did so In
an effort to preserve tho good name of tho Dem
ocratic party, waB at tho Fifth Avenue Hotel
yesterday. It waa his first vlalt lo New Vork
Blnco election day. and Urn. Iluckner smoked hi
corncob pit e and was as Jolly as you please. He
Is In Ncn Vm k on business mailers nnd did not
care to tnlk much about politics. He said,
however, that tho sound. money Dmuocinls of
Kentucky are very well sntistled with the result
n thai Mate. He thought that tho Hepuhll.
cans of Kentucky could electa United duiio
Senator to, Mirceed Hlackburn If they got to
cethei. nnd that this wouhi happen some day
Kx-ltepresentntlve . I), Hinuinol Indian,
apolls. vvl.o belliives that Democratic sound
money na'lona headquarters should booj.en.il
In New Vork city, was nlso nt the lintel. .Mr.
Ilyniiin s.iid lie would try to have tlio hi-nd-quarteisoiemd
nssoon asposnii.le j hopes
to take up his rcsuleuco In Now York city.
The Iter, He. Ilon Won! I.tnrr Itrooklru,
Tbe Ilev. Dr. A. C. Dixon, tbe pastor of tho
TJaneon I'laco HePtlst Church, In Hrooklyn, has
declined a call to tbe Clarendon Street Church,
In Boston.
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He Hecelves Mnnr Callers and Pays a Visit
to the Hoard of Trade,
Ciiicaoo. Dec. 18. There waa llttlo rest for
either .Major or Sirs. MoKlnley to-day. Early
In tho morning a stream of callors began to ar
rive nt tho Mc Williams home on Lake avonue.
Few, however, except personal friends gained
admin-Ion. About 10 o'clock W, J. Calhoun of
Danville, Alexander II. Hovolle, and C. U. Gor
don called to pay tnelr respects. Mr. Calhoun
eald afterward that the call was of a social
nature. Mrs. McWllllams'a father, John Good- rf
man, called, and also MIsa Sarah Duncan, a ar
niece of Major McKInley.
"Whero do we go this afternoon ?" Inquired M
Mr. McKInley of Col. MoWlltlams, in answer to H
a question from ono ot the visitors. B
"Why, a trip to Evanston was the arrange- Q
ment," nnswored Col. Mc Williams. "We shall I
start about 3 o'clock."
"That is, If tho weather Is good," said the
Just before leaving the bouse for a drive with
his host. Judge Grosscup and Miss Grosscus
called on the Major and remained with htm for
a few minutes. The sun came out bright as tha
carriage stopped at tho front step, and the Ma
jor was drlvcndown town. He visited the Hoard "J
of Trade and remained there for about fifteen I
minutes. On Sunday morning Major McKinloy ij
will go to the Sixth Presbyterian Church, H
Thirty-sixth Btrectand Vlncennes avenue, where j
his host attends. !
The Major wns In the best of spirits to-day H
aud said that he rested well last night. A dls- HI
posiiiun seemed to be shown by those who called Hi
to stny only u snort time. 91
" Will you attend tho football game between II
the Carlisle Indians and the Wisconsin Unlver- II
slty team to-morrow night V" ho was asked. U
" No," was tho reply. H
When told that it had been hoped that he 1
would accept the Invitation of Ihe 1'ress Club lo
witness tho game, and thnt the boys wanted htm
to be there, tho Major smiled, nnd said be did
not cxptct to go anywhere except to makesoclal
visits. Tho Majorand Mrs. .McKInley will lenvo 1
for Canton Monday evening. At :i o'clock this I
afternoon Mnjor McKInley stnrled for Evans- I
ton, n lake horo suburb eleven miles north of
the Court House. He Is the guest there to-night
of C. 11. Dawes, but thero wero no social fuuc-
tlons In his honor. Mrs. McKInley remained In
The report that William Jennings Bryan will .
be hero on Mnndny Is confirmed. The " Hoy
Orator's" visit is merely a coincidence. It is not
known whether he will pay his respects to his I
late sound-money rival. 1
Major McKInley was the central figure in a J
serenade lo.nfght from oOO euthuslaulo stu-
dents of the Northwestern University la Evans- t
ton. r
'1 hey marchod in a Dody to tho Dawes House,
surrounded it. nnd lustily cheered for the next
President of their country. r
Mnjor McKInley. nccomuanlrd by Mr. Dawes, It;
satisfied the clamor by appearing in his cam- '
paigu role, but this lime be declined to make a A
speech. Ho merely bowed his appreciation of
the compliment and returned to his quarters.
Com ml I tee of Fifteen for I.nenl tVork Anions
Those Who II Id Not Kneel to Itaul.
Chairman Frnncls M. Scott of the State Com
mltteo of tbe National Democratic party in
this county announced yesterday the name
of the members of ihe Committee of Fifteen
authorised by the Hoffman Houso conference
nf Dec. 3 to assist tho Mote Committeemen in
extending and strengthening the organization
of tm party In this city. Theso are tho niem
bers of the committee:
U Itoo.evelt. James Pyrne, ,
Iluir i s r on.pi.nn, James l.oeb,
1 rniiUiu I.sri ett, John (1. Atrnr,
wimler II. 1'ickuam, iKdnard K. McSvrreney,
IsiKC'owcu, !c. V. Kornes,! '
s limn I II. crdway, IE. Kllery Anderson, i
James H. 1.) nch, Asa A. .villus.
U.inhl 1', lla)S. I
The committee will meet with tho member
of thoMnto Commltteo at tho Hoffman House
next Tuesday evening, and It Is understood that
It is their purpose to prepare a plan for tbe
thorough organizing ot the Democrats of the
cltv who refused in the Inst campaign to train
with thn-o who supported Bryan and the Chl
rngo platfurm.
ihe primary otiject of the organization is to
furnish a rail) Ing point for Democrats for Slate
and nntionul campaigns. Municipal politics 1
Itlrnl Republican Cluhn In .lereer City Get
Into Court, M
Thero is not now nnd never hns been nny hnr- 1
moiiy between tho Mlnkavvka Club and tbo I
Republican League Club of Jersey City. The 1
Mlnkavvka Club Is older than Its rival; In fact, 1
nnumbo'of dlssntlsfled "Minks." ns they are
familiarly called, organized tho I.eaguo Club, )
ond every time a primary election Is held thera ,
Isvvar. Atarecent primary the " Minks" con
trolled tho election mnchlncr). The election
officers wero alter Kny, John Struthers, Fred
erlck Seldel, and Hlchard Orant, Jr Constnblo '
Chailes Bennett Is ono of the most nggresslv
membersof tho I.eaguo Club. Tho "Minks"
refused to allow him lo oto at the primary, on
the ground that he Is not a llepubllcan. Ben
nett cau-eil the uirestof the election officers. I
and Me-sis. Ka). Strulhers. Sledel, and (Iraut j
were arraigned before Justice of the Peace I
Weed je-terdav. The conilaint allugod thnt, J
ns members of the election hnard, they had wll- m
fullv violated n rule duly made b) the party of m
which thev are all members aud for which they JM
were nc'lng at the primary. M
The dclcndnnt" waived examination and gavo n
bill to await the act on of the lir.iud Jury, The
law nf New.lerse) makes It a misdemeanor for
primary election olluerslo rHort the votc-of a H
man ho can show- thnt ho Is entitled to vote.
Huiiiincrhoir IluMrii. 1
A cable despatch from London, printed yea- I
tenlay, announced tlio marrlagu of Hansr-ora- 1
merholV. of Woerlaliolfcr Ai Co., S'J Hxchanga I
place. New York, to Helen "Hotitcr." At tho
otllies of Woerlsholler A Co. It was explained 1
thin the cable should have lead Helen Itutten,
und i lint she la the widow of August llutteu, U
tormerh of tin-tlrm of Button A- Bonn, mem-
lars of the New 1 ork Mock exchange I
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