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f; ' 2, THE SUN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, i8UV. I Be? 1' lnt- dtsotmlnn ones or twice since Bee. K I " relary Olney Issued liln drarantlo challenge of K the powers of Congress, and the advisability of K9 1 . publishing it In tha shape nf a special message Ksi" I of the President to Congress was stiigestcd. V1 I Uveas eventually decided, however, that ninore a I becoming nay to get it before the publlo would HPtu I 1 III answer tn n Senate resolution, and Din Rf friend of tho Admlnlstlallnnnn thefloornf thii HB Scnntr. accordingly Introduced the resolution Ik'' agreed to by tbe Senate to-day. mm f flea ron cujia is hie hen ate. ? "(or Cull Wttsta the l'reata'ent to lie ir ' ' nsnnd the Jlelfiiee ol Hannnllty. B Wasiiinoto!, Jan. n. Tim Cuban question Bj'jV was under consideration In the Senate to-day Hvri tn 'lie form of tlie twp resolutions offeror tos- H'j terday by Mr. Call (Dera., Fla.)-tlie one a Hjte" simple resolution calling on the Hecrotary of H-jT ' Htnto for codes of tha correspondence In tha 1 . mutter of Julio Bnngullly, an American cltl- Hrjt si run condemned by tho Spanish authorities In Hi Cuba to perpetual Imprisonment In chains. wMnt and tlio other n Joint rosolutlnn Instructing IM''j" 'ho President to demand. Sangullly's Immedl- lB ate release. The tint was screed to, and tho 'Ji' second wns referred to tlio Committee on For- Bj clan Itelaclons. Hi i I" Ir. call's speech on these resolutions the K& i ease of Charles (lovln wns discussed quite as Wm$ ' much as that of Suhgullly. He dlscredlteil IB,? the statements nf the Spanish officers ns to wm.i Oovln having died of wounds received In bat- B tie. and assisted, on tho .authority ofu per- Mwit aon whoso namo ho declined to rive, hut who twos a person of character, and wni to lis n t member of the nest Congress.! that Oovln a Ji, cltlien of tho L'nlted States, and who was In 'J Cuba as a uosrspapcr reporter had been ar- ) restoJ, tied to r. tree, and cut In pieces with t machetes ay a squad of cavalry as It rode . past. H' Itevertlng to the case of Santrnllly. Mr. Call J i read from n statement to the effect that San- fkullly, also an American cltlien, had been Bullty of no offence whatever, and that noth- Q,X Iok had been or i'ouldbe.provcd?agatnst. him. ji Theru had beou no evidence of any complicity ' of Snngullly with tho Insurants, or of any M.'v purporo to Join them. J i' rhesecases. Mr, Call said, I we re types of SJ'k' what was occurring to hundreds of American E citizens In Cuba. "What matters It." said he, SjfjL "that they were natives of Cuba? What mat- tern It that theyresldo In! tho Island of Cuba? jrf' That Is their right. Tho prisons of Cabanas SJtf and Morro Castle are full of them. These j,, prisons aro stained wltn the blood of American cltlzons. It anlv required careful Investlga- !(' tlqn of tho facta by the Senate In order that ' the cover may be taken off this sceno of Bs butchery." Si Heforrlng to thn objections comlnir from B'. commercial bodies that Interference mtcht B lead to war, Mr. Call nsked whether the cod of BK( business was to bo allowed to suppress tho do- rnands of humanttr. Lack of nubllo spirit, ho iv asserted, was worse than the dsniter of war. SJ.f There could bo no rrosperltv In a country j'A vrhero thcro ai no tense of patriotism and no plj4 hatlonal honor. As to the eucee'tlon that f.i European powers would Interfere on behalf BJ'- of Spain. Mr. Call declared that there wns no Hfl.V. danittT of uur such combination. Kuiopeuii HbiI' stitcsmoii would bo restrained by acmsldera- Bf- tlon of tho effect which such a course would have on the niasre of their own people. It ,? was very eusy to purcelve that thesymoathlcs ' of luanLlnd and tho sentlnirnts nfulllhris- '3 tlnn people wuuld tm with thj American re- putillu In such a strtnrsle. t ilut there was no advocacy ot ivnr In his f'i proDKsItiimH. Tlnre was no uisrrsoe-t In them ;4 to the Apulilsti (lovernuieut, wliose muthoils tn V Cut-n hail marked the lone period of Spanish X, drcadeiice. Hut there could bo no reincct for M j-. a (iiernuieni which failed to protect the lives jt and llberliea of Its citizens. The ntwctaclu ' wusone thrttlbellltled the people and the (lov- V erninc.it of the L'tiltrd States In the cinsldero- t "Ion of tlio natlnus i.f the w orld. Mr. Call oald he was Informed that there .' were but fuw natlro Cubuus who wero no en- B; BKKed In the rebellion. Sarculllv happened to HTr be ono of iIioihj who were not. (ai.Kiilllv np- ,?' pealnl to tbe L'nlted States to releioi htm and b let him return tn the 1. rout tlon ot tho I'nltnl I '' Ktatcs. Mr. Call hoped that the question w nutd ' not be p-stfflnoil. but tht the Joint resolution f demanutnetho InimedluteillichHrccof Sanzull- If wuuld be cusMd without undue delay. A resolution was ottered by Mr. Hale (Rep.. ssK'-. Me.) and asreed to. calllcf on the Secretary ct t Htato for a statement concerning the action MJf nf tlio President or of Hi" Secretary of Slat ) tou'-lilnu" the recognition of any foreign oeoplo n? or P'lUer as nn Independent ctovernuient: and I' t,m corresponding action of other branches of Mtn, tha I'liUeit Slates (iovernment. MP') Snnnta bill to amend tha act repealing the MH? tlmbr ciilturo law wns passed: also House bill Ik for llienppolntiuent by brevet of acihe cr re- tired ortlciT" of tho armv. JrV.' Tho r-cr.iito Joint rcolutlon requesting the 7 nnxrrninent of Ureat Hrltaln to pardon Mrs. if "Muvbrlck. which woo reported adversoly last . s-slon. was taVcn from the calendar and In- tletlnltcly postponed. j . House hill providing for free homesteads on BV"f the public lauds in Oklahmua Territory - a amendtd so as toupnly to nil lands obtained .V front Indian IrlUis was taken up as theun- ', tlulisheil huiiness, was dhcuseil fnr nearly - two hours, tind went over till to-morrow with- nut action. And then. , it 4 1. .M., the Senile adjourned until to-morrow. B;? I.KJTKHS fltOM VUPA. $ They Aiipenr In Madrid Xtwupuptri ad H; TuUr u Gloomy Vletv ofrtilaca. t Maphip. Dec. S3. Tho following paragraphs i. aro from lettors written by thn war correspond- Bf rnlof the lleratdua few days beforo Den. Maceo was killed: f "I am not utile to account for tho optimism of the Commnnder-ln-Chlef and tho few persons BB;! "ho luconiuunliil him wlien he arrived at Ar- BS- , temlsa. All tho plans devised tu force the In- '' surcents to chii'iire their tactics have not pro- ' voniod thi'm from smuzi:llng themselves B-4 through our lines, and thus avoid fighting. Bj Pcsplte their alleged discouragement, I do not Bh' i know that uny baud h is surrendered, a '"Whilo mir loiius tlirough dscao and BB;i'; jihyi-linl I'Nhnuitlim were niiiiu (1,000, the en. BBv amy scnrce.y lost L'flu men In tho fights from t1'' Oct. "0 to N"uv. S'i. WJien our columns occu pied the lulls, nr nil her when they operated upon the hlll, the Insurgents took to tlio val- leys, eHsl'y eliding In croups, more nr less mi. BB.f merous, fnt our soldiers. When tho column BHj went to theTnllHj-ii lhejncmy reliirnod to tho BB jiV bills, and theru they seem to he yet. Bb' "At flrnt tho military plan cnurlsted In enclr- Bj, cling tlio enemy williiu a small area, where they shoulil be o:lli;eil lo light. As tlio bands BB,V cot the beat nf this plan, our Commander-ln- IBB" Chief concelied the Idea of gradually occupy- BHj"'. Ing tho whole ot the territory and gavo up IBKi the task of hunting the Insurgents. The UW, province Is so largo that this system could not BKi bo morn successful than the other, unleoa ho bod n numerous army at hl disposal and or- BJ ganlzed tho campaign In hnriiiony with what flj'.' be wished to do. which wns not lliu case." BE" TliujfnnMo dors not belleto thu story that HB. Maceo left l'inardel ltln li.-caue he was forced HJB., to do mi nn ni count of tho operutlons acilnst Bfl' bli'i- " Wo cannot ieallz-,"!t ml. Is, "that thu HBr second among the Insurgent lenders m nut BBf able to uiiiliitaln himself wlioro local and tin. BJJt linpnrtaui chiefs, nucii an Ducnlsse and 1'erico H Diaz, Mii'ierd in baRUng oiircnluniiik," Bt !' t.'l MI'TiiI saysi "Wo do not find any satis- Bj " factory rrnnn to explain thu paralysis In Cuba. S , Woiiinniit hilleie th.-vt thereiueany negotla- Bjj , t'ons filing nu with the liMiirgelits. nor do uo H expect that llio hmd will dlMippear tlirough ' . lock of harinoiiy nmong their leaders, as a tou- My se'iueiHo nf Muceo's death. B J "Meanwhile, the friends nf Cuban Indepen- bU . U'pccilonot lose their time, aB isthoivn by the BJ , recent Inmtlng In eastern Ciibanf nuuzpedltliin, BJ which waa pursued, or rather escorted to Its IB Uestlnnlioii by two American inen.of.war. Bj i "Not onii word mure has been raid of the ad. H '" vancooftlie Insurgent foiucs fiomthe cust to BJ ' thorctitronf tho Island, nnd wo do not know M tlmtauy meusurus have been taken to prevent BJ lii a lncture nt the Madrid Athoneiim. C il, I ; JlenaroAlasof tlio llnulneir Corps raid: "Thu ! , Interveiilliiiiiif tlm fulled htiitis in tho Cuban I ' nueMliiu Is luei liable. Tlieiu nru only three ciiursrs for ns tu follow. Hut, to accept their RE ; liiteilireni'e.ind turn It tnouraiUaniHtre, with- !iM out ileirimeiil tn our iinlliiimi honoi j second, tn HH j nullify tlm liiiiTXenlinii hy i limiting to uur, In Bra ', which ciiku I liatiMtliiiuly proved that we shall (41 i lilivntnilupeiid llimn nuiMlis nlniie; tliird to SI ' an ns we urn doing rum, unit tru-i In iminu "(J , J iovl eiiei. iiitxtriiaiiiiis irmn thu d flh i t. i Hy fiillimlni' thi- latter jiolicv hu risk losing mt net j thing, ns tin; ii'Hilt must neie.nirlli I" am deplorable, tor us hntli Inen.cnu (limit) aiieiil tlm Amerluiii iiitertentlou upo.i ron i.il. iiih rm wlilch wilt In mint' ninre hiiinllliiling ewrvilny. SIH ft Ini'iina Hi-en to wiir aftir hating expended mm an tnueh niiiiu ) and lost o ninny inmi, H i ,, 1 he tliuuliaci)iuu lurtliti (iiillili'luns tode. Mm f.1'1"! Vpn" " '"I'lf'0"' " "'l"ut ' "'l t" defend Mm II with energy. Ihose who hesituto may rutlte: HBBBbw BBBJBBBBBBBBBM'i also those whose courage Is not sufficient lo confront the consequences of the course that may bit agreed upon," In previous lectures, and In signed articles In lit (VirmtJ'iml'nrf'i tie r.'spofirt". Col, Alas has talked about the vast resources of the United States, with a view tn Impressing the people here with tho idea that war with the American Union would be tremendous foil)'. As he has also expressed his belief that Cuba tan be only a source of trouble to Spnlti, there Is not the slightest doubt ttiat if this distinguished Span ish officer were allowed to freely express his opinion he would clearly deolaro that the best thing the Government hore could do now Is to ask for thn mediation ol tho United States for the establishment of peaceful relations between the kingdom of Spain nnd tho republlo of Cuba. Ala meeting In V alenola, Sefinr Moret y I'ren dervastsald that war with the United States Is probable, and that a revolution In Spain Is to be feared If reforms are not established In Cuba as a means of ending the rebellion. f.'l Imiiarctnl says: "Under the administra tion nf Cleveland, w horn our rulers proclaim as n noble friend of Spain, vessels loaded with munitions for the Cuban Insurgents leave American ports; the highest representative of the American judiciary declares the traftlo In arms tn bo lawful! p emitting offices to aid the Insurgents luivo been established In many cities In thn great republic. All we have received from Olney and Cleveland Is words not very clear and acts evidently hostile "Spain knows that tho Insurrection would already have been overcome were It not that It is ojienly fnwireil by the United Slates. The country knows that Sherman. Oiney's succes sor. Is (Inmez's chief defender nnd the warmest ndvoratr of the Cuban resolution. The cnuutry knows, alio, that McKlnley Is tholcader of those who are In tavor of tlio Monroe doctrine. "Must e not. then, prepare for the conflict? The most rudlmoiitary sense nf prudence obliges us to took for the worse and got ready to les.st." The Minister of War held a long conference rraterda) with (Jen. Cerern of tho Engineer Corps. In reference to tho fortifications winch are conntrui ting at several ports 111 Spain and tn tlio Spanish settlements In Africa. (Ions. Dalian, Luna, and Montenegro con fen ed also with the Minister of War as tn the fortlllca tlona tu he built on the Island of I'orlo Hlco. The Spanish army here, which Is about 100, 000 men on paper, has been so considerably diminished ns the result or the recent drafts of soldiers tn Cuba atid the Philippine Islands, that there Is little left. (ten. Ancarraga Is greatly concerned nver this matter, and he has ordered that alt exemptions from military ser vice granted within tho last tuo years bo re considered. Hy this meiins the Minister of ar expects to bring lo the ranks several thousand men who wero Illegally exempted from service. Tl e conflict between (len. Weyler mid the Cuban suuar planters seems to bo at a standstill. The Onvernment here has advised Weyler to yield, but nothing has yet bean decided. It would not be surprising If the disagreement ill. on this subject should soon glte the Cabinet a pretext to get rid of Weyler, who would then appear as withdrawing spontaneously and not because of his (allure to subdue the Cuban re bellion. Kl ltiivtrcttii rays that the correspondent of a !sew York newspaper asked Heflor Ciistelnr to give blm an Interview. Seflor Castelar acqui esced, but observing that the American Jour nalist entertained n ver) poor Idea of the power of .'pain. Castelar nut n suddeu end to the con versation with the words: "If war should come, Spain will act as she always has done In such caes; as sho did nt thn time of the Krench Invasion, She will defend herself with her teeth and with her nnger nails," a xxi ei r is 3t a nit in. Cablaet Unllmt 1'nala.nned-Hnmor That is Crltla la Imralsesl, Itoxnox, Jan. 0. The Daily .Yrirs has a de spatch from Madrid saying that the postpone ment of the usual Wednesday meeting of the Cabinet until Friday caused a great deal of un easiness In the Spanish capital and gavo riso to rumors that a Ministerial crisis was Imminent. It Is considered more likely, however, that Gen. Weyler has been ordered to send to the Spanish Government good news at any cost be fore tho next meeting of the Cabinet, iiiET stasd nr rnri.En. A. Meetlnsc In llavMan Ifraee Spil to Keep lllai Id Cuba, Havana. Jan. 0. A well-attended meeting of merchants, planter.', and others was held to night In tho Spanish Casino, at which, after a hot discussion. It was resolved to send a long cable despatch to the Govern ment at Madrid expressing the loyalty of those present acd their recret at the attacks of the Madrid press upon Gen. Wey ler. and requesting tho Goiernment to continue Gen. Weyler at the head ot the administration In Cuba as necessary for tbe pacification of the bland. AXOTlIElt TTETLKR EDICT. n Heefca ta T! a tilt a. the ISerewe tbe Dweller la Country Districts. Havana, Jan. d.-Anotber edict has been Is sued1 by Gen. Weyler, under which all owners, managers, and overseen of es tates and farms In the provinces ot Plnar del Itlo, Havana, and Matanzas shall, within eight days from the date ot the edict, appear before the Mayors of the fortified towns nearest tn their homes, and prove their ownership of estates or tho capacity In which they are employed thereon. Owners of estates will be required to show their receipts for the last taxes paid by them, and statements will liave to bo made ot the number cf hands omploed on each plantation. Should the examination by the Mayors result in finding the statements made and the docu ments submitted. Including police passports, to ba correct, tlio perrons summoned to ap pear will be allowed to return to their homes, aftir having obtained proper certifi cates and patt. tn all rases where the au thorities discover any Irregularity in the state monts, tho persona subjected lo examination will benblletd to remove at once to the lortlfled towns nearest their homes. At tho expiration of the term of eight days allowed for compliance with tlm term- of the edict, trooDS will be ordered tnco'iducl all per sons found without the credentials i-sued hy the .Mayors to thu ton us, and tu proceed accord ing lo Ihn Instructions Issued to Hum. All foreign re-nleiits of the three provinces mimed nliiiap'eniploed In agrlcultuial or In dustrial pmsult .either ns miners, managers, or oierseers. iinint prme their nationality itnd fiirol-li full Informal. on regarding thu persons tliill-r, eil by llu-iii, exhibiting their polluo docmniiils. All live stock found roimlne about the conn irr Will Im irl.ial by till' authorities unless Its nwnerslilncao bo prntnl, nnd all cuttle owners aro notified Ihat their Mm K lllllt bn kept run lined nnd that eel ill. rates ot ownership must bo shown to an" ulllclul uutliu.-lzed to examine them. ii .T.ffJiM t.r.Asi: of I'oirEit. The Report Tlint lit la tn Ite Nnpereeded na Cnptalu-Ueuerul la Deuleit, Ma pill p. .Inn, 0. A formntdrnlalof tho state mrnt that It is the Intuition of the Government to supersede Gen. Weyler as Captain-General of Cuba Is published In tho .'pom to-day. Despatches from llawina give details of tho recent victory achieved by (Inn. I.nqunnver tho Insurgent leader Maximo Home. In the prov ince nf rana Clara, tlio ndxlirs sn)ing that ticuncz left lOd iliad on the held ul Arroyo Dliuico Tho despatches nlso assert that, there are only n few Hiiall builds of Insurgents now left in Ihn proilnir nf I'liiar del Itlo, und mat these ure lust melting unity. j' it i .s . ,s ft) it c i, i: ye i. a i n. Ilnvitnu Pnnrrs Am Tilled wild Them, Though They Il.iu'l f.lkr the lt-l nr L'. Havana, .Ian. :.'.-Tlin J tint In ile hi Mttrlna gives the greatest Importance to the extraor dinarily cordial welcome which, It Is rnld hy Its corrcsi undent In Washington. President Clove, land gaio to the Spanish Minister, Seflor Do l,niiii', nt the recent reception of the diplomatic repruienutlves at the White lluue. Genetally the Spanish nowspnpcis here aro as full of praises of Mr. Clin eland ns of insults against the sympathizers nlth tho Cuban causo In the United states, A i tlio siiiiih 1 1 in a tho wnr continues tn bo carried on wltli great cruelty and with no con. Kideratlnn for thu laws of humanity. In Socle dsd, near Ititiiclin Veluz, district nf Sagim la ((Hindu, thu column nf lien, Moutiiiiei, n lu ilii) a ago, nssassiii.iled seiiil wiiuiiiled I ubiins iiintliirn In a milium' hospital, nnd the net Is reported nlllelally us a great tlctury for thu Sninlards. As In nil slinMur i uses lliu pres,, heittxa) that the h"illal wus a rump, and that thu niiiiileied VH'lliii wnrei onib.mmls. in the eitynl Havana. Iiesldi's the many per seiutlons on political charges fr nil which the i ItUun Hitter, they lire luriheriooru troubled by thu crlmiR of thu iissm l.itliui ol loiiiluoh i criminals i ailed Nanlgns, 'I hu mlier dui hi it ' hnu- on mii .lii.e jiiiii siieni ilie Nunigos re. pul-eil the in, lliu alter n loud llidit, nnd It was I neiessary to end lor n largo reinfnrt'i niunt In I iirresi them, .Most n( the Names aie enured People, a Kit d, though It (, hill-.l l.i bel.) e, I (nr lot- role puriton' ul murder. The mulatto. Iii-o aldre, e.iplaln nf tlm club nf ;iiiili.-i)s hqueiegil, mid a hrrllilo ii-shssiii, bus been I'liplllleil.tilllhulnlthsUli hg tl,U tlie pnlhe art- unable to guiiraiiieu tou (lien anil proprrt) nf tlie i Illens u.'iiliist. these (emulous criminal, who (or lung learn li.uo been pro tected liy the Spanish Gnvrriiuiniit In order lo keep the nc'ro.s tu lauuraucB and dbvrada'.loii, nuvai.AH' im.n syiuuti. Ther Moved Him ta Kill Ilia Hon and Notv Cisuse Illsa to Think or m Hot Hereafter. Noitwtcii, Conn., Jan. 0. Issao II. Douglas, the widowed septuagenarian, Volontown farmer, who murdered his weak minded, 30 ) ear-old son.wlth an rxo In their crazy old farm house one day this week, beoause, he said, spirits oommanded him to make a sacrifice to Heaven, is, perhaps, tho queorest prisoner thai ever was confined in the county Jail In this city. He Is an odd little old fellow, short and stumpy, with wotery.wavering eyes, a vacant expression, and rambling, rapid gait. He raved almost constantly while In the prison, and repeatedly assured his Jailer that he would have to pass To.000 years In hades on account of his crime. "Yes, 73,000 years," he shouted In Jailer Champlln's ear, "and thu heat Is going to be Just ten times as hot as 'tis anywhere else. D'yr bear? And, now, I want you to flgger out Just about how hat It's going to be in hades after I have been there, say seventy-five years." In his more rational moods the old man ex pressed no remorse whatever because he had killed his son. On the contrary, he afQrmed frequently that tho act was Justified, because, said he, " the spirit voice told me to do IL and you can't disobey the spirits, can yer. now r" '1 ho prisoner rated about continually for forty-five hours, nnd neither slept nor ato. Sev eral times one day he attempted tu hang him self wltli the sheets from his tell cot, while Ins attendant was only a few feet dl'tntit from him attending to work in other culls. He twisted the cloth into a long rope, adjusting ono end nf It In a sllpuunse about his nocK unci fastening lu oilier end tn the bars of his door. Ktually the Jallkeeper became alarmed on acconnt of the old man's wretched condition, and had him transferred yesterday to a barred and guarded apartment In tho town's almshouse. Douglas, It Is said, was always eccentric. Until Ids wife died years ago It was his custom to drive by In a crazy old wagon or carriage nr carryall tu one place or number, wherever she wished to go for pleasure or business, and In variably charge her a fixed price, for the service. After her death hn grew still more peculiar and oioroso. lu respect of bin moods and net-. Often In his lonesome fields. In tho wild mid primi tive region lu which he dwelt on the Hhude Island line, he utterid long soliloquies In a loud tone, preached nnd prayed tn Imaginary audiences mid brandislird his long nrms. As he stumped along the rough country roads hechat ted and laugned and debated with himself about alt sons nf projects. Vuluntown, lu which he tilled Ills sterile, brushy farm, is thu wildest town In southern New Ktigland, a in I Is remarkable for Its great drcorv woodlands, alder swamp-, and gravelly or sandy llr-clud "cuinmnns." and n race nf stalwart, rouuli.snd. ready People as primitive as old-time frontiersmen. They dwell mostly In rude, unpointed, slab sided houses or huts, and make a living burn ing nhlur and birch charcoal for tlie city mar kets. They are canny nnd nlirewd. Invincible bargain makers, and cute Imss-traners. The land abounds In big. long-legged jack rabbits, which are gray tn summer, like (he ordinary hare, nnd In winter are snowy white. They ure said to be Alpine hares, nnd are met with no where In this neighborhood, except Vnluntosrn and western Ilhodu Island. They run like the wind, nnd make leaps of twehn tnsdxtecn feet. Sportsmen sometimes hunt them with especially bred and trained foxhounds, riOUT IS THE CIIISESK TUEATItE. Three or the Audienee Itnti Oat sss Re turned with Vnly Weapon. A fight between two intoxicated Chinamen Id the Chinese Theatre, o and 7 Doyers street, last night almost caused a riot. Shortly after 8 o'clock Chin I. ye of 10 Pelt street and Dock Dog of 17 Molt slrcet becamo engaged In a hand-to-hand Qght during tho progress ot the play. Die actors stopped the performance and Joined the audlcme In watching the encounter. Chu holt, Chu L'lilng, and Whan Kin ran out soon after the row commenced and went tn their liume nt '21 Pell street. When they re turned a polleemau had the tvto warring China men In custody, nnd several other officers were In the theatre to restore order. I It was then not Iced that thn Chus and Whan I each held one hand under their blouses In a suspicious wai, Tliev too were hustled off In the patrol wagon to tho Elizabeth street Police, station. On Chu Cblng a blackjack and a dirk knlro were found. Chu I.ok had a dagger with n D'ade eight luches long and bun Kin a cliaser. , I he (sjllco belles ed that the three Chinamen went out on purpose to arm themiclves for the tight. Cuban Vler-Consnl rlprlntcer litre. Vice-consul Joseph A. Springer of Havana ar. rived in this city yesterday on the steamship Orizaba. He has come to this country on a one month's leave of absence. During Consul.Gon eral I.ee's absence frum Havana Mr. Springer had charge of tho Consulate, and as soon as Gen. I.ee returned to Havana Mr. Springer left. Ho will spend the greater part of his vacation in this city at bts home. 148 West Sixty-fourth street. Mr. Springer said test night that he had nb soluiely nothing lu say about Cuba; that he was going tu lohuw lien. I.ee's example, and not talk for publication. Moreuter. the in structions nf the Mate Department lu tills mat ter were sery strict. Hu said that lie hud come on no mission, nor did hu have any rrtort to makn tu tbe Mate DeoartmenU Ills trip was solely for rest uud recreation. Another Amerlenn Citizen to lis Tried. Havana. Jan. U.-The trial of tbe case of Luis Somclllan, the naturulizrd American cit izen w ho wus arrested somo tlmo ago on the charge of being a rebel and conspiring against the Spanish Government, has been set don n for Friday next at noon. United states Consul. General Lee Is of tho opinion that the charge brought against Soni cillun is too weak and vague tu warrant his conviction. Antonio Mesa Domlncuez, counsel for Julio Sangully, thu American citizen who was re cently convicted ami sentenced tu Imprison ment lor life, will nppeur as counsel fur Suuicillun. Palnsn Denies tbe It-port at Gea. I.aeret'e D-i.tta. Seflor Tomas Estrada Palms, the Cuban Del egate In this city, said yesterday that the Span ish report about thu death of (Jon. Lacret, commander nf th patriot tinny In tho province of Mataiizas. w.ts not true. Seilor Palma added: "I received to-day a lntter trnin thu Generul himself. It was writteu at Santa Itllanu Dec. in, ten days alter hi reported death. He does nut say a wordubout being slut, or wuuuded, lie declares that the condition nf the patriot army lu the provlnrecf Mutanzas Is more promising than ever. He has betneen 4,000 and 6,000 well equipped men." Accused Himself of Theft, Ar.DANV, Jan. O.-John I). Raymond, aged 33 years, who said he had been an agent for E. (lately & Co., a household furnishing firm at Utlca, N. Y gnva himself up to the police here to-nicht, and accused hliusclf of having sold tiao worth of the firm's goodsand retained the money. He was without money, and mid thai i.u had had his fun and now wished to pay thu penalty. Tho Pope Much Improved br lite Heat, liojtK. .Ian. 0. The condition of the Pops waa so much Improved to-day by the rest he has taken that his Holiness celebrated the mass which It was announced yesterday he would eel ebuitu and which sixty percous wure Invited to attend. Where Veaterdny'a Firs Were. A. II. 7 S3, 1.11 Cast Taemy.nlntn street, Joseph Herman, dainno IIP, I', 51. Jliuu, on Kass Thirteenth street, Thomson, Gannon, damaue 3; Ul 10. if HI East Twcuty. fourth street, Jotin Alleu, datnaxu a)ot 4il0, thil Wcac Kony nlnih street, Muraaret' Inompsnu, dam.iK" Iridium Ainu. M aim ftil,V,,iuiiiiii street, -no ,jUU. lite; 7iuii, Ufll Aeiuoi A, AiiKUst Vaslta, ilaiiwge 4, Si rito. -.'4 hum llttn truei, (k-ruard llre.l. Uttuiuge tl.&'jU, J II Tl IX lift A It OUT to ir.v, r.thel h'nnainaker, Ilie lilne-jesrold daughter of Ov'orco Koiiauuiui r or ituierslraiv. wno was aeel ueniuiiv i,not on naturUa) instil, uiea lu (tooseveli llo-pitul jeilfiMay. Tho Ursnt Jury yesterday refused to entertalu a rluru" or uicenv matin ukuIii.c rormer Assembly, loin Kln.ir.U Miolli. )lr. Kaio Willumi, adenl. er to iol at 1WJ l.exlitHtou uveluiw. clulmed that Mull) im I u-iainuu ato-) winch nu had collected ror per, rue jury uev.iued.mai n jii a matter for tnu ct II courts. HI'AltU.S ftlDM THE TELEOltAfll. Tlio President ) esterda) sent to the Senate the fol. liw.iu i.oiaiuti oas or I'luiiuiihier! tlary A. a, l.a'.ina.h ui l.tw-euee. N. )',, uuu liunitmiu L, W.lll.11114 .11 Weal urHu,i., .V J. hli'lu l:iul..ier luu Mirtijor Adams has appoint eu A. 1. t,)iiius o( Uioouljli a ail usilstaut eiml l.i er In i.liiri.iriiin'iii, liu ..ur,v la ai.SU p-r Ua), (lie l.allit. w.tl taken fnlili Itie cull e-h,i t. Atoll.ioa li'iH'enii a louil frelint train and a wore tram on l he iiuuslrk, Allegany Valie) and 'lllsuui.il ltilla ul I..HUJIJ, r.i., yeaterua) alter, noou ithulieii III llio ntecLiuKuf uolli eiiglues uud leu cart, u une wus lujurtu. Tn Core u t'olil In One War Takslaisuiltfiiru.ui' vuluiiiu lubluls. All druxzlits (sruuu ins utuuiijr it iti-iu locur. Hjc, Attn, I AN ARMOR-PLATE TRUST. TUB miCE FIXED JIT I.EAniSO rill 313 UEItE ASn IS EVItOVf. .Exorbitant lrtesa Paid by the Government -fjeeretnrr Herbert Hoya Thnt nl StOO s Tan There In Prodt of HO Per Ceaw Congress May JCatnbtteh. n Plnnt, VASl.aTOM, Jan. 0. It Is probable that Congress will soon take action on the subject of Secretary Herbert's revelations with regard to the exorbitant price paid by the Government to the Bethlehem and Carnegie companies for armor plate. The plain inference from the Sec retary's published statement Is that the price fixed by him as reasonable and proper must be accepted or the Government will establish Its own plant. It Is learned to-day that Mr. Horbcrt, while Investigating the armor-plate question abroad last summer, discovered the existence of an International trust, under tho terms of which all the leading firms manufacturing plates es tablish a goneral pries to all purchasers. This Information the Secretary did not feel himself called upon to make public officially, but there Is some Interesting Information on file In his office with regard to it. This trust, the Secretary found, was created soon after an American firm contracted to furnish the Rus sian Government with several hundred tons of armor for two of Its new battte ships, at a price nearly one-half less than hod been charged this Government for armor for battle ships on the ways. Immediately afterward, when Itttssla called for additional armor of the same charac ter. It was forced, through the arrangement of the manufacturers, to pay nearly doublo the amount for It. Under tho Instructions received by Mr. Her bert last session ho was to Investigate nnd re port to Congress on the armor question before contracts should be made for armor for the three battle ships Alabama, Illinois, nnd Wis consin, whoso keels are now laid at threo differ ent yards. In the Senate Investigation the armor producer declined to stuto tho cot of delivering the armor, and tliclr refusal led to the Investigation, which the naval experts In Washington say will open the eyes ot the other leading naval powers to the fact that they are paying a great deal more for armor than they should, and that unless the private firms can bo forced to reduco their figures considerably It will be more to their advantage to establish Government plants. Mr. Herbert in Ida Investigation lenrned that nn Government maintained Its own armor plant, and that private, llrms. as Is the case In this cuuntry. were depended upon to supply the armur required for battle ships. Until tbe re port submitted by thu Sccrotary has been ucted upon, the department Is powerless to make con tracts for any uf the armor tor three battle ships now bulliilng, A bill presented by Miiator Smith of New.leri-ey Is now before the .'senate, providing for the establishment nf a plant at nshihgtun nnd approprlat'ng $1,000,000 for tnu purpose, and tt Is believed that Senators Chandler and ouilth will endeavor to have it passed, Secretary Herbert Is not an advocato of the Government undertaking lu make Its own armor, as It does Its oidnance, but several nf the leading ofllclslsof the department, among them tlie I hlef Constructor ot the Navy, lielietr that an adequate plant could bo created In eighteen mouths, nt un outlay of not over SI. 000,000. und that hundreds nf thousand nf dollars would bo annually sal ed hy thn Govern ment. .Mr. Illchborti estimates thai cien paying SlOOatnu fornrmor. which Mr. Ilerliert fixes tu his report as tho proper sum with a fair promt in the manufui tiireis allowed, there will be a sav tug ut at least 1,100,000 on each i-htP nf th- Ala bama t)p. or Sl.o00.0oo un tho three vefels )et unprovided with armor. Tills sum, he rays, would be siifllclent to morti than build one-half ut a llrst-cla-n buttle ship. Kor the three ships now building contracts must be awarded tutolvlng fully S:,U00,0UII for I armor, nu a basis nf 54UU a ton, m that If the (.arnegle anil llethlehem mini miles decline tn i accede tn tl.o propositions that may lie mud" by Hie depaitmcut.it will not only bo impossible Insecure the plates elsewhere tn this cuuntry. I liulir IheGinerumeiit establishes Its own plnnt , It could lint poss'Llv be ready lor use under elciiteeu monttis. and lu the means' Into a good hurt of work nn the vessel- would hate tu i bn suspf tided. The opinion prevails at the Navy , Department that when tho question comes up In Congress a Joint resolution will bo adopt, j ed prnhlb.tltig llio department from making an) urmor contracts nt a price even so high as jtUO .1 loll. Ill viewnf the fact that Srcrrtnrv llrrbtrtsars that this price allows the manu facturers a profit nf 00 per cent. Senator Chandler and a number of other members of ttie Naval Commltteu Insisted last year that armor should be delivered In tho Government itl $.130 iv Inn. and that evon that price allowed an unusually large profit tn the producers. Officials of the department calculate that millions of dollars huve beou Inst through thn i fontriicis murte In tha punt ten )ear, I', as J statt d by the Secretary, armor for widen SHOO I ler ton was paid can hu funiNned for f40U. ,sn far the Government has (lurchn-cd Si.000 tons nf armor for battle ships nnd armored cruisers, uf which amount I early U0.000 tons was Under the original contract madu several ) cars ago. IS THE II i HI HE. The Itlll Jlelatlns tn Hrrnnd.elnaa. Mall Matter la I'uaard. 141 to 1U5. Wasiiimiton, Jan. 0.- After two days' debate the Houie this afternoon, by a voto of 144 to 10."i, parsed the bill introduced by Mr. Loud. Chulrmun nf the Committee on Pui Offices and Post lloads. to amend tho luws relating tu second-class mall matter. The principal trn- i turesof the, bill were those den) ing to tho mails ' as .second-class matter samplu copies of nens- papers and serial novel publications, nnd wltli, draw Ing from nuws agents the prii liege nf re turning tu their principals at the pound rate unsold copies of periodicals. Tho general debate was closed by Mr. Loud In a half hour's speech In favor ot thu bill, prnceil. ing which Messrs. Mllllken (Hep., Mo.), Wangur (Hep., Pa.), Trscey Uep Mo.), Morse (Hep., Mass.), and Ilingliitm (Hep., Pa.) addressed the House In oppos, Hon to the bill. The two hours devoted to a consideration of tho bill tinder the five-minute rule wns productive of no ehanco in thu text as releneit In the Committee nf tho Whole, and at 4 o'clock it was re(iorted to the House fnr final action. Immediately afier tho reading nf the Journal Mr. Griisveiior (Hep. Ohio) tuldressed thu House on tt question uf pet Miual privilege. Hu called attention tn the fact thai it lesolutlmi In troduced by hlin and adopted bv thu House on Jueu S last, calling upon the heads uf thu sev eral drparlinents lor cei tain Information as to tho operation of tlie civil service law. had as yet received nu responsu from any one of tho Cabinet nltlcers. lie felt Jusllfled. hu rnld, In raising tlio question whether or not Congress had been properly treated In this regard, ex pressing the opinion that this silence nf seven months showed that tlie heads of the several departments, ns well as thu Kxrcutlve himself, had begun lo Ignore the demands ot Congroas. A resolution asking each Cabinet officer tn In form the House why no responso had been mane tn the original resolution was ugroed to without division. Tbe General Arbitration Treaty with Great llrltaln. WAaiunoTOs;, Jan. 0. -The general arbltra tlon treaty, which lias been tho subject of ex tended negotiations between Secretary Olney and Sir Julian Pauncofolo, the Ilrltish Ambas sador, Is now complete, nnd will be slgnod In u few days and sent to the Senate for action. The treaty contains sixteen articles, covering the questions decided as coming under a general aiblirnllon iiirreeineiii. All questions, exritpt those In which (lie honor of the two Govern ments may bn Involved, wilt under tliotleaty be hereafter a subject for arbitration. The Alaskan boundniy llnedlsputo will probably bu one of the first questions the two countries will settle through means uf arbitration. Action nn the treaty hy the (senate Is expected this ses slnn unit flliul exchanges will tuko place soon af tern aid. Mrs. Morgan Given Ten In Honor or Mrs, Itlelttirdvon. Wash imiton, Jnn. tl. Mrs. David P. Morgan of New York, who has lately returned from abroad and opened her handsome homo on Scott Circle, cntertulned tho foshlonithlu element of Washington at a tea to-day In honor of .Mrs. Clifford Itlchardsnn of New York. Mis Morgan, who wore a gown of black -nun, with vvnlet of silver giuy clilrfoii, was usslsted inrn rrlvlnir by llio. Mimes sin ridaii, Mies Wulliicli Miss Hunt, daughter of u Inrmrr Minister tu Hussla. Miss llo.irdinati, and Ml-. Ward. Mis. ltlcharilMin wure it Krniioligmviiiif mauve sntlii. frilled with hue. and tho labia drcntntimia wero nfidnk roses. Thn menthols nf thuiliplntnatlu corps and all prominent olllclula ami their wives weif among thu guests. Aro much lu llttlo; iilwnj-H K3nrin ready, cllU'Iciit, mitUfiictory; IfvBglfjtiSk prevent a culd or fever j cure j BnuQ nil liver Ills, sick heartache, Juutnilcf, uyn Rtlpntlan, etc, Prlco U5 cents. Tho ouly rills to take, with Hood's SarsaparllU. Sale of Sheets and Pilozv Cases, Of "Utica" "New Yoik Mills" " W.imsulta " and New Bedford Cotton. New York Mills Sheets, Torn 72 x 93x4 in., 46c. each 8- X93tf " 50C. " 90 x 99 " 58c. " New York Mills Pillow Casns. Torn 45 x 36 in., ioc. cadi. 54x40 " H'Ac. " Lord& Taylor, Broadway & 20th St. HIE JAltliy n ea it i sua. tTool Growers Appeal for n Prohibitive Hilly oa Zlnvv Wool, Wabiunoton, Jnn. 0. The tariff hearings be fore the Ways and Means Committee were con tinued to-day, "raw wool" being thu schedule under consideration. William Lawrence of Ohio, President of tho National Wool ((rowers' Association, hoped that tho next Cougtess would glvo tho wool grnwets a protection equal tu that given thu most favored Industries. Ho suggested that Australian unwashed wool, which was equal lo anT other washed vvocl. bo classified as washed wool, so as tn put it on tlie same footing wltli other wools of tho world. Ho would place u tax nf M cents on nil merino wools except Austral Ian, on which a rate uf MA cunts was desired be cause nf its "shriiikngu" quillties. On washed merino they ile-lrtd n tanrf doutde that nn iinwushrd. and un scoured wool treble the duty on unwashed. Australian wool could bo placed un board ship nl Melbourne at II cents per pound, and this was the wool the American larliliT had tn compete with. He itrgtiod ill laior uf specific duties, saying that the ad va lorem S) stem was " the huml ilnnimible si stem ever propoied b) a set o rascal.." He asked prohibitory duties on forelun rags and shoddy. .Mr. 'lhrudore Justice of Philadelphia, adealer In all grade, of wool, pnkn for the consumers, who. he said, had been Injured by free until. In una year there was a toss by this sehediilo alone tu the American people uf St.'d.Diili.tlOU, Thn loss tu mill hands ami laborers b tree wool had been tibout S.".0(!i).00u during the lat year. The wool growers ur Nov York, hu raid, (mil lost nu an nvern:i! nf St.'lu per annum, while saving on clothing about in. Ho favored the wool section nf the McKlnluy (aw. under which, ho said, both Industries bad prost errd and lbs manufacturer, had Used the whine clip nt Ibis couulri. Coder the Mclvitiley bill the Importa tion nf shoddy ninoiiiiled tu about nne quarter nfa million pound, per )cnr. while for tLe tlr.t )ear under the Wilson bill It iiinniuitrd to twenty million pound-. Tn s dlrplated sixty million pounds of wool annually. II. C. Mn-is nf llaih. Mm., an Inipnrter and manufacturer, said that If the mure advocated by Mr. Law rent were adopted II meant death In tlm mitniifiuiiirrr, nnd wntihl restrict Impor tation, He was not iigii,ii an adequate duty on wool, but he iibjri'ird lo a primitive duty as suggei'.cd by .Mr. I.awrenre. such a larlif would close the mills uf the country uud forco merchants tn buy their cloth abroad. Delegate (. atlnii of New Mexlcn said that un der the MuKlhti'V law his lerrllury had pro ducrd some lil.UUO.000 pounds nf wool per year. I'nder the pre-enlUw llio production hud tie i creaed. as hud the price, the decrease In the i luierllein being about 11 cents (it pound. I .1. 'A. Smith of l.ayton, L'lah. sold that what Delegate t'atrou lind mid nf the lunuitinns In New Mexlcu aiiiilled tu his felate. What the ! wool growers of L'luli wmied was a fixed tarilf. I 'Ihey nlsodetl --d n specilic duty on wool. Ono which wuuld raise the prho In about 1 cunts per pound wuuld satisfy the grower uf L'luli. l'Aciric itjii.ito.il rvsma hill. Indications Thnt It Will l'i Both Houses ISelore March 4. Washioto-. Jan. O.-The Houso Committee on Pacltlo Itnllwnys held a short meitlng to-day tti consider tho manner in which the debatu on tlie bill lo settle thu indebtedness, of the L'ulon and Central Pacific companies to thu Uoi em inent should bo conducted when thn bill comes beforo tlie House. Il will ho called up tn-mnr-row, and a vnto a III he taken nn Monday next. It will bo vigorously opposed by thu members from the Pacific slope, and by others w hu favor a llotermeiitul ownership of the io.,d In pru(crencH to an extension of tlmo for pa) Ing thu indebtedness. '1 hu opposition will in clude soma uf thn strongest debaters in thu House, und tlie discussion is expected tn iirnvo of more than ordinary Interest. Mr. Powers of Vermont, ('halimannf the committee, sa)s that siverul fi leads of tlio hill have madu careful canvasses of the House, and, wldle they do not agree ns lo thu vote it will receive. It Is not doubted by any of them that II will secure a majority vote. Mr, I'owers hnsassurancts from llie.senato that a majority in It. favor will also bo found in Hint bodv. and ha believes it will lieconiea law before Mitrch . If the bill does nut become a law It is not iiotibted that the (Joveriimenl will foreclosu lis mortgage, ami thus assume tho pal metit nf the 510.01)0,000 which constlttit" the llrst mort gage lion, nnd which piautlcally represents tbe present value ut tbu muds. TIJE DASJlitl (I EST IVMES, Action oa the Itesnlntlnii I.nnltlns to the Purchuae or thn I. loads. Warhootiin, Jan. (l. Senator I.odgo was to day appointed by the Committee on l'orclgn Ile lallons a sub-committee lo confer with Hecre tsry Olney In beliulf of favorable action upon the resolution recently Introduced by Mr. Lodge, directing tho Committee on Foreign de lations "to Inquire nnd report to the eunlo whether the Islands of St. Cinlx. St. Jnhn. St. Thomas, In tlie West Indies, can be purchased from thu Danish (Iovernment. ns pruvlded by the treaty signed nt Copenhagen In October, 1HII7. and whether. If tlin-e Islands arc not put chased by thu l'nlted States. It Is probable that tht'i will he sold by the Dunlsh Onvernment to some other now er." A year or more ugn Secretary Olney looked Into thn matter of tho acquisition of thesu Islands, and seemed much interested in tho matter. Lately, however, llttlo attention has bten paid tn tho subject. NnvV, as It U thought that tier, many seeks to ohtiiln possession nf tho Islands, Senator Lodco and tho ntber members uf the Committee nn Pnrelgn llelatlon. think It Is lime fur tho United btnlos tu look out for their Interests.. to rxaiiT the su.rEit iieeest. Mnand.Manrr I.llerntue. tn ns Menl Oat Irons Itepuhllciiu llritdqiiitrters. Wasiiimiton. Jan. tl. (len. William M. ()s borne, Republican member of thu National Comtiiittfo from Massachusetts, is in inwn In company wltli tho Hon. Joseph Manlcy, looking after the establishment nf permanent head quarters for thu Hi publican National Commit- ir. ii rt,i, iimv Mll.ltlllU'lllll Wlllllll lie IhQ tilnce from which the light against mlvorwlll be conducted fnr tlm mining four vrnrs. "Wu will continue, thewnik nt sending nut sound. money literature," lie sa'd, "unit wner ever tho silver felhms Hurt thu tires we will point our guns. Wo have mndu niriingemunts with the plate press assnelM Ions tu handle all matter wn send nut from this end nf the line. WuI.elli'Vi-Mfciin ifiti'li two nr tluce inllllnns of people n this way." Permanent headquarters nf the committee will to located In tho (Hover building, un I' street. Extradition Treallra with (lie Oi'nnce free Slato und .IrKentlnx ICepiitille. Wasiiinhtov, Jan 0. The lime nf Iho Sountc Committee mi foreign notations llila mnrnlnu w as nicii pled lu thn imiblOri ut Inn nf ixtriidltlun treaties witn the Orange Kieo state nnd th" Arcentlnu Itepubllc. wl'h whom tlm 1'imed Stales ji n, vu never hud any oxiiuilltion agiee. ineiit. 'lliu totiveiitiuns laid beforetlie commit, ten wereiilmost Ide'illeul, They provide for (ho extradition nf fugitive, fr-jiti Justice charged with the lomiuUsioii nf crimes which this conn- I try holds tn be extraditable. 'Ihe usunl prrcnu. tlnnsaru taken to prevent the exliadltlon of men charged with political offences only. A favoi able report wus ordered lo be made on the 1 treaties ut the next executive session. MANY MURDERERS FREED. Ai.iar.in i-auddssa j.aiioe haicu or .soioniovs ciiimisals. Vcnrlvis Iluaen Were Hrntenccd for Varlooa Term nr MnrU-r .John Alel.rntlt. the "litin t'lcliler," (Seat V. lor M Yesrs, Ucta Out JiaaUera Mendowerort 1-tt do ClttOAno, III., Jan. 0. (lov, Altgeld Is go ing out of olllco In n blnzo of anarchistic glory, ocatlng his tiwn record for pardoning crl.nl nals of the most vicious type. Men and wo men convicted of heinous crimes, some being cold-blooded murders, have had their prison doors ti.rown open by the (lovernor. Among the nineteen pardons granted by tho (lovernor )ostetdny onoof the most surprising ciii.co wits that of John Mcllrnth of tho famous Murtcll-MctJrath gang, who has killed three mon nnd dangerously wounded two police offi cers who were trying to arrest him, McUrath was sent to prison from Chicago In 1SU.1 for burglary, nnd undor tho Habitual Criminal act wns sentenced for twenty-five venre. 1 to was perhaps inoro feurcd by the poltco than any oilier crook In tho West, being known as a "gun lighter." Mamlo Starr's sentence was commuted to twulvo)cais. Mio was sent to the peniten tiary for life, having been convicted of poison ing her employers, Mr. and Mrs. F, W. New lands, in 181)0, Tho other Cook county convicts pardoned were: Charles Wagner, convicted of burg lary In 1HIIU und sentenced to twelve years In prison; John l liurkc, convicted of Manslaugh ter In 1H0.1 and setitonced to live yoars' Impris onment: Ml.hael Callopy, convicted of rob bery In Mn-ch, lWJ.'l. and sentenced to twenty )ears In prison; Hcott Walker, convicted of murder In April, Ibbl). ani sentonod ton life term; Henry Smith, convicted of a brutal ot fenco In November, luno, und sentenced to twenty ) ears' Imprisonment. Other persona pardoned vvorot Honry Jones, cotiv icted of murder In Johnson county, April, lSU'J, ii n J sentenced for nine years In Choitert Charles Dixon. convlctoJ of murder In John son (ounty. April, 1SI)2, and sentencod to nine years In Chester: Henry Cnssens. convicted of 'jurglaiy In Peoria county, .May. INKS, and sen tenced to live jcurs. In Jollel: William Lan ders, convicted uf murder In White county. March. Imm-1, und sentenced for lite In Chester; Jtihii Crowlev. convicted of murder In Ht. Clair count), .September. lKMi. unit sentenced to thlr-ly-tlvo years In Chester; Frank Weber, con victed of minder In Cumberland In August, lrlb-'. nnd sentenced to tourteen years In Ches ter: Thomas Drown, convicted of forgery tn Adams county. May, (hill, und sentenced to nine )e.vrs lu Chester; Chester Untile. convicted jf larcenv lu Do Witt county, December. 1811.1. and sentenced tn ten eurs lu .toilet; (Join llarrls.i onvlcted of murder In Johnson county, April, lbU-, and sentenced to nine .ears In Chester. ( harles Roblison, convicted of Intent to kill lu Adams county. May, 181)1. and sen tenced tu ten years liiJnllri; Lawrence Fur icy, 'onvlcted of murder In .Madison county. March, IMfi.t, and sentenced lor life In Ches ter: Kntherln Kelchner, convicted of murder !u Knnu county In October, IHIH.', and sen tenced t tvvnuty-flvn )ears In Jollet; Wllllum II. r-el.crt. lunvfted of murder to Kane coun ty In October. 18 'J, and sentenced to tsrenty ttvu )euru lu Juliet. 'to-day tbo (iovernor mado happy Frank and Churles J, Meiidowrroft. tho bankers, who were convicted last summer of thu crlnio of receiving deposits when they know thev wero Insolvent, and that their banking house must bo closed within a few-dais. Tho best of law yers were retained to defend the brothers. Tne light was Ion? and tedious. Attempts wero made to rm.su tho sympathy of tlie nnbl.o on itc.-uitnt nr the high social standing cf tho prls uneis. but thu prosecution held that a thief was n thief, whether lie wore silk stockings nr no stockings at all, nnd that a banker who tllcli.d tho punllu wus no inoro deserving of sym pathy (hun thu thug lu ll.oullsy. The def. nee based Its hope, an the uncon stitutionality of tho slntut. but this proved a delusion. Tho liwer court i onvlcted the tiruthers, thn Appelhvtu Court upheld this; so did tlie Mipicu- timrt, and nn apical for a rehearing was tbtown out. They wero sen tenced tn tlio penitentiary fnr two years each, but by thu i.emencyof "liceld they esctpo by serving sixty uitvs In Jail, and for robbing poor men of thousHtids of dollars. Ohn ur AlUeld's pardons Ihat of Charles Wugner released u man who aa sentenced bv Altgeld I'luisclf, who In 1800 was a Judge In this county. Jacob J. Kern, ex-State's Attorney of Cook county, who Is referred to by (Sov, Altgeld as recommending tho pardons and commutations nf sentences granted by the Governor, said to da) : "The Governor cannnt put It off on me. I did not recommend a single pardon that he has seen III tn grant. In tho Mamie Starr case, a lifu convict for murder, whu-o sentence has been commuted sn that she will leave prison soon. I took no action whatever. In the casii of I John McUrath nt thu notoitous Morlel-.Mc. Oram gang uf thugs nnd murderers, who Is pardoned, I wrote a statement of fact tn the (lovernor, which I wa forcrd tn do, and the Uuvernur has seen Ct to Ignore II." "oLti Titoy-sioEa." A. Froeet on Toot to ITot. Her Itebnllt and Acutn Placed la Active 4ri-vlee. Wasiiimiton, Jan. d. -Tho New England del ecatlon In Congress will ur.o a large appropria tion this session for restoring the old warship Constitution tn tlie tervicn ns much Pke tho ship of thirty 5 ears ago ns possible. Memorial, hnvo been received by the Senate from the Mas sachusetts Historical Association and other similar organizations lu Now Lngland asking that Cungrcss tako some action beforo tho rellu falls to pieces for want of proper attention, or chu turn her over to somo association which will see that she is preserved, 'lliu Constitution is now lied upnt Klllery, Me., where she has rested comfortaidy on the bottom of thu Plscutaqtia since her last crumo twenty jrnrs ngn. Her hull Is badly docajeil, but her limbers are understood tu bo In guod condition and cuuld be utilized lu rebuilding tho vessel. Sumu threu years ago Congress appropriated Jn.OOU to repair thu ship so that tho trip tu Wa.blngton cuuld lu made, where sho wus t beUttvdup as a naval iuucum and anchored In tlie Putomno ltlver Just In the rear of the Washington .Monument and Wluto House, 'this money has never been expended, hunevrr, for it was discuvtrsd that the o.d cratidruw tno feet tunru water than there Is m tho channel uf tl.o Potomac, uud since then tlio pillposuur bringing her tu tint national capital Inn, been abandoned. Another suggestion ,'ias leen that Old Ironsides should be sent to Iho Naval Academy und theru displayed to tho lu Uuo Admiral j uf iheiiuvyas u rollout Uieold navy's past pride und glory. Thu New Kng landers, however, will maku u determined tight lu have the old ship practically rebuilt, placed lu sir vice, nnd sent ncitln over the seas, Willi apprentices or naval cadets nn board. Chief Constructor Hlchborii surveyed the ship a fuw years ngo und reported that with S.'IUO.OOO a now Constitution could bu built nu thu lines uf the present vessel, preserving at thu sumu tlniu ihoeo Union tuiubli'-hiime sldus w hlchilellectfillthe snots uf tlie Ilrltish frigates, thu lowoilng ma.tr, und thu uiiuriiiousspiuaduf canvass which tarried her uhuig in the old days ul a better pueo than many of tho great steel ships can nuw make on vii). ages ariiuiiil thu lliini. Il Is thu Idea uf tbu New Liiglandurs lu take tlie prosunt Cnustltii tlon, use what Is left nf her In good condition, and construct it new vessel of thu same dimen sions und having all thu old equipment nf tho ship us ehu wns litlv vearsugo, with tbu excep tion of thu smooth boro guns, 'Ihuiu Is soiiiu opposition tu this ulnn on the ground thai it new shin wuuld not be tbo old Constitution in iiuytliing but name, und that seutlmeiitnl reasons demand that tlio present liulk bu kept intact nnd laid up at some point wbero Americana for u number of year, cult visit and llisiett thn slilp us she has appeared fur thirty lears past. Nuval officers bellevo lliatll Is far lie'tur to build u new vessel with oinn of tbu limbers of the present vessel and c ill tier tho Constitution than to patch up thu present hulk nnd keep It m Klttcry. Nuvul Orders, Waskinhton, Jun. (I. Medical Director II. M. Wells will bo retired Jan. ','0. Assistant Naval Cunstructur T. F. Ilulim will bo trnnsfuired from tho I'nlon Iron Works, Sau Krnnrlsco. .March 15, lo tho Miiro Island Navy liird. Assistant Navsl Cnnstructnr II. Snnw will bo transferied tiuin lliu Muru Island )urd to tho L11I011 Iron Works, Kub, 1, Lieut, linger Unties, transferred from tho le huh tn thu l.nti'i prist', Feb. 1: Lieut. II. Phelps, frum tho Naval Academy tn the'iexii. I uli. I ( Lieut. J. A.Sheiinuun. detached frum tlio llluke, und three Plumbs' leave grunted. Movements of Worships. WAHiUM.roN. Jan, (I, 'Iho nuvul apprentice training ship Alliance, which has bei 11 nu a ..a iiiiiulhY Inreign trulsv, luft St. Kills, Wist In dies, fnr St. Ihoinns In-day, und will m.l tlicutu forNe.viinrt Nuivs, wheru slielsfiiiccttil beiine theeiidur Junimry, 'Ilie ciulser Nuwnrk.on llllbuster patrol duty along tbo Flnr.dati. ast. has gonelrom .lacksunvllle tn Port Itmul, S. C. lurcoal. Shuwill return to Florida iho end of this week. The gunboat Maehlus left Ilong Kong this morning for Cantop. I .t.T.: I ClOakS and Dresses At Reduced Prices. Not a lot mado up for a " Hargnirt Sale," but flrit class goods at tin. usually low prices to close balance ol winter stock. All sizes to 18 years. 60-62 West 23d St. t 1 a . . . S . . a.j M I WAILED Fit It ITS DEAD it ATE. I A New Tork Tne lit Club Cat That nera.st I to lie Comlnrtud. Onoof thecals kept In theolubhoussof th. I New Vork Vac lit Club, at 07 Madison avenns, I died on Tuesday afternoon, and Its body wis I thrown out Into tho street to be taken away by I tbe Society for tbo Prevention of Cruelty ts I Animals. I Soon after the dead body was thrown out a I gray cat, that had been tho companion of th 1 other for some time, escaped from tbe club I house and took up a position over the dead est, I It spent tho entire night there, crying and I licking the fur of Its dead mate, and attracted I the attention of a number of passers by, H The policeman on the block tried several Ht times to drive the cut away, but after retreat. Ing a little way it would stand still until bs V walked away, and then return to Its old pott. 9 This performance was gone through adoren fl times, and was repealed by the Policeman who relieved the night man. The cat remained by the body uf Its dead mate throughout the day, mm rofuslng tu leave It even when fuod was offered as a bribe. mm Late yesterday afternoon the society cart wu Hi sent to the spot, and tbe body of the dead est HI was put In It. As it was lifted from the pave- Hi meat, the live cat, whloh had kept compsrs- H tlvely nulot during tho day, began to cry, and it H redoubled its noise as the cart drove away, H The gray cat followed the1 society's wagon for H about half a block and then returned to th. H pluce where Its mate's body had been during H the day and night. Tho gray cat snuffed around th pavement H until tt found the place It was searching for, H nnd then It crouched down and rofused to move. H, It began what seemed to some ot those who HI watched It lo be a wall of anguish, and this it H kept up throughout tlie evening. At midnight tho gray cat had not moved front H the spot where It had lain down In tbe after- H noon, and It still kentup Its cry. Il had not X eaten anything for thirty hours, and refused H food. U 8X3IOS BXEItSE OS DELVSIOSS, Oae of the Usst 1'opnlar. lie Hays, Is Thai HJ Our Government I Representative. HJ Btmon Stsrne addressed th Young Men's MM Hebrew Association at Chamber Musio Hall H last.venlng on "Modern Popular Delusions." m He characterized thedeluslons which have besst m tbe human mind as the shadow side uf history, HJ "Notwithstanding the great progress result- Hi tog from the more general diffusion of learn. Hi Ing," said ho, " we must not be too boastful or HJ proclaim our Immunity from these ancient de- m luslons. It was less than forty years ago that HJJ one-third of the population of the l'nlted States IHJ held that slavery was a divine Institution and m)M that without the negro thn South would bna Hi howling wilderness. t cost over L'.UOU.OOi) Hf lives and S. 1.000,000,000 to free our country cH! from this delusion. tmm "Tnku thrrrarefor paper money In the 70's JH and the cry for the unlimited coinage of silver HV dollars which aro-o during the past year: thee WM ar but another form of thesame maladv. Not- Hs! wltlistundlng the teaching nf political econo- mW nn.ts and slutemen. there were only T00.000 Hi nut of lll.OOO.UUO votes between us and the es- MB tHldi.hmetit nf that delusion. mm "We cannot flatter ourselves that we are MM freed from this last delusion. Unless there Is a vigorous campaign of education Ihe neit four 1 years, no ono can predict what may betall the MM countrj. B " Hut the greatest nt modern delusions Is thst MM wo labor under the Impression ttiat we have a 1 representative Onvrrument. In point of fact, H I It.rn la n,, mnPM ,,-ll...,..Mnil npll tn ,, ..,&,.. Basl It is uur present Inequality of represents- H lion that has given rise to tho machine In M politics as well as bosslsm. lu such conditions, thu community will always bo saorllltod to tl.. .' inarliliie, und everywhere thu machine take B the place of the thing for which It s lands." yM QUE EX OF THE FA Kill 3 DEAD. '1 Mrs. Handera. Widow of the s,Vldely Ksona MB Htnc. Succumbs to Fever, 'mm Mrs. Sarah Sanders, widow of Nathan Sands k?B ers, who wus known all over the country ss Sfl "the King of the Fakirs." died of typhoid en HJ Tuesday night at her home, lid Fast Sixty- H second sticet. Sanders died about eighteen HJ months ago. H They wero an Interesting couple. Natfiat HJ started In life as a fakir and travelled from th m Atlantic tuthe Pacific u dozen times, re.ltn.-hhl HJ wares. He accumulated considerable money, HJ liartof whhdi bu invested In a bsrlur sbon In H tills city. The barber shop didn't pay. so tan- H ders went balk to faking. H Ten )enrn ugo lie o vned a peddler's supply H sloru ot the corner uf Ann street and H Iheatre alley. Later he opened a branch on TH l.eoiiniil btreet.atnt auoiil five years ugo became M the head uf a syndicate vvlucfi was foriued to 1H supply fakirs with wares, niut (.ml branrlies In H Philadelphia, Chicago, and Sun fruncl-co. II. ( became known there a. tho King ot Fakirs, and VM when he died he left J.'.O.OOO Im Mrs. Sanders mnrrled the King after he hsd H established himself In business here, she he- vm caiuu klinivu as the Queen uf tha Fakirs, ani ( after Iter husband's death carried on the bust- ) Dcss successfully, MM Ilowdoln Alumni Dinner, The alumni of Bowdoln College held tbrlr IH annual tllnnorut the Hotel Savoy last evening. HJ The Hon. Francis Marsh Hatch, the resident IH Minister from Hawaii at Washington, was th. HJ guustof honor, nnd Isaac McClellan. the oldest vH alumnus, who graduated ut Uowdom lu KV-'d, ! presided, m Letters nf regret wero read from Thomas H, Heed, William P. Frye. Chief Justice Melville ,U M. Fuller, and Lieut, It, i:. Peary. A mon h ( sprakei's were Hu-e t II. I'erklns, II. F In. mil- ) son. N.W. I.elglitoii, U'llllaiii A. Aobutt, dturi:. WM F. Miiulton, II. II. Cook, William I ( urtls. Oenriie F, ilarrimiii, Parker P. Simmons, san- ford It. Fptou, F. II. Dlllnighniii. Albert K. Newman. William Ilu Witt ll)de. F. W. Haw- MM lliorne, and N. I!. Hatch. The dinner wus served to nearly 100 former H students ut Ilowdoln, mm Team ICtina Aiv.ts' oa the llnulevard. Hj A team of horses attached ton wagon owned jH and driven by P. Clark of '-'u'.". West Flft) llrst Hj street, ran away at the 1'nuluvard and Sevent)- B second street )t'stentitv afternoon. '1 he u.i.-oa MM tipped, unit C.urk vv us thriiwu nut. Mm I lie horaes collided with it coujii'i driven by T. MM Crostlun.ur IT West 1 ','IHh si ruel, und witn acart H belonging to tho I'urk liepiirtmeiH. I hey were M caught at KiVerrldo Drive und sevenn-se niul WH stieet. Nobody w.ishtirt and llilluda.anu was mM dune. IH Thro wo from Ills WiiL-nn und Will Prob. Hj nlily Ilti-. HJ Whllo Charles Wryinnn, -in years oil of H West New Vork, wat ilnvlug along thu 11 ol n jH llnulevard Inst night, the king-holt nf his wa. a broke and Im was throw II to thu pavement s HJ he fell thu lines t'liiiglit aioiiud Ins bod) a al a H was ilingited over Ido feet, 'lliieool hsi '" H were broken, hu face w is tut, and h.s ' , M friictured, lie was ntteiuled by Dr. .1 - ' HJ (iuttetib urg uud taken l.dnc. Ills llu-ir J is HJ doubtful, tTM A'lierlcjn Inslltiite l.'rtnr.', Tho electric il sectlnn of the itit ri no Ii kt . Hj lutti, Incoiijui.ction wltli tlie Hi n i I i I H Society, will meet nn Friday evt iiinu a' ' ' T ul thu iillMilt' looms. Ill U,-, A.i-1 lb am i'. .-hill siieil Mr. Nolsim V. i'e i wi i " H it i illustriiteil l"i uiru iiioii "Tio .'i u ' H I, tcli-o.l neiln.trv." All tho i .itan ' tutu Itiliittts ure fien to the i .1 H FlINi'S RUE FUuHIU E,. I iMishjonublo Designs, H Now bolow factory pricus. H mmmmmmmmmmU