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P<P?tsburg agreed that half an hou^w<?"!:? be all sufficient, and St. Louis came Into line with the rest of the [.roceasion lt waa also agreed to call the states alphabetl Ca"J Chairman Carter'* Remarks. At this point Chairman Carter created something of a sensation. In the straight forward way he has of making a speech without preliminaries, he said it had never been his habit to dignify with denials any i publications which migh* happen to be | personal to himself, but on behalf of the national republican committee he desire I to call attention to seme misr*Pr^*n,th0 Hons which had recently appoarf-d in < j daily press. He was sure they were maule t*nder a misat prehension and mlsunder standing of the real facts n the case, it hal been re-presented that the nation committee. In Its present ,m.^r^nttlVp" was being influenced by sordid i ho selection of a city between those eom pe'ini? for the honor of holding the next re publican national convention. He kne^ for himself, and he knew from his conversation with all the other members of the com mittee that the national lepublican com mittee' was Influenced by no mercenary considerations of any character whatever, and at no time and under no circumstances had it evyr been. Considerations of a gel graphical character, he said, and the de sire of members to suit the coavenlt-nce of the delegates who will be chosen to the convention, and to subserve thebest inter ests of the republican party. "1th this clear and distinct understanding. said Mr. Carter, In conclusion, the secretary will call the roll." California** Claims. Alabama. Alaska and Arkansas made no reply- When California was called Mr. Mike de Young arose and said he presented the claims of California. He did not pro pose to make a speech, he said, until later, when he would also make his business proposition to t*>e committee, but would Introduce seme other friends of Caiifornisi. He theteupon called upon Gen. N. f . < hlp man. who represented the District of U [umtila in Congress during the territorial form of government, who made an earnest plea for the selection of San Francisco. After discoursing upon the victories Cali fornia had won for the republican party And the fact that she deserved better treat ment than being considered an isolated portion of the country, Gen. Chipman pro ceeded to point out the facilities San Cisco presented for accommodating the convention, the arrangements made with the railroads for transporting the crowds and the hotels for caring for them. He created a smile among the newspaper men by assuring the committee that the tele graphic facilities would be equal to words a dsy outside of the regular demand upen the wires. ^ Gen. Chipn.an was followed by Mr. Geo. Knight, who made a ringing address in favor of the selection of his beloved city. Mr. Knight said they had an empire in the west which could get along without the rest of the country and still pour mlll.ons into its coffers. The whole west asked the con vention to come to San Francisco; the con vention could sit there in the same dlgn ty that the republican party was clothed with without interference of cliques or factions, and he believed every republican would be improved politically and religiously if the convention went to San Francisco. The ap plause was leng continued when Mr.Knlgnt concluded. Mr. I)r YounR'H BnnlneM Talk. Mr. Mike de Young followed. He said it had fallen to his share to make the business propositions. He had heard the chairman say that the committee would not be in- | fluenced by mercenary considerations. He wanted to influence it, though, and he didn't know where to draw the line. He was afraid he did not understand the word mercenary in this connection. He would like to know where the republi can and democratic parties got their money to pay their expenses, as they were not In business. The people of San Francisco were so anxious to entertain the conven tion that they were meeting each other In the street and subscribing money for t'ne purpose, and they had told him to get the convention. (Laughter.) "I've got so much money I don t know what to do with it and I want to give some of it away. I don't want to buy any any votes. I want to subscribe to our party su 'h as any Individual who sub scribes to the fund of either the democratic or republican." The committee would not be visited behind the door. He wnnted to make his offer In the open daylight before everybody, including the newspaper men. He was authorized to do many things, ar.d he trusted he would not be understood as being mercenary. Referring to the fact that the committee was In debt he said San Francisco would pay the debt of the committee; would transport it to the coast and entertain Its members as the city's guests. He declared that accredited dele gates to the convention would be given a rate of $l'J.."iO from central points in the states to San Francisco and the same rate for return, while an open rate of $25 each way would be also offered. He promised that no republican would ever be sorry for having put the convention in 'Frisco, and in conclusion declared that even If his city lost the honor It so dearly coveted the state would not give up an Iota of its stalwart and triumphant repub licanism. but would be even more loyal and devoted In spite of such adversity. la Chicago's Hehalf. Mr. de Young was greeted by long ap plause, ami the roll of states was proceed ed with until Illinois was reached, when Mr. Sam W. Allerton was Introduced and read a short but busines3-rke argument in favor of Chicago's selection. Mayor Swift followed, and was welcomed by applause. Chicago, he said, was in a ptculiar position. There would be a smile when he said Chicago was assuming a garb of modesty. It was true, however, lor Chicago could not help feeling grate ful to her sister cities fc>r their noble as sistance,^ making the world's fair a suc Cfss. He paid a tribute to San Francisco and to Mr. de Young personally, to Penn sylvania and Pittsburg and to St. Louis. He said it seemed to him like carrying coals to Newcastle to expatiate upon the facilities of Chicago as a convention city to such an intelligent set of men. Chicago v as not makirg any bid for it. She oniy said to the republican party to make Its requirements known, and she would meet them. "Come to Chicago," he said, "and Iim ready to turn the keys of the city over to the committee, and say to you to state your requirements and make your necessities known, and we will meet and relieve them." St. Louis Invitation. Mayer Swift was loudly applauded, and as there were no other speakers In behalf of the windy city *he roll call proceeded. When Missouri was reached Mr. Kerens amoupc.'d that Mayor Walbridge of St. Ix.uis -would mak^ the invitation on behalf of the city. Mayor Walbrldge was intro duced as the republican mayor of the re publican metropolis of the west. The mayor said that St. Louis wanted the next republican national committee. The same thing might be presentpd less bluntly, he admitted, but such was the iact. It was characterized by an attraction no other city present, d in that it was not sectional, and was a Hace where the men of the north, south, east and west might feel entirely at home. He proceeded at some length to discuss the history of the republican party; the readjustment of its various component parts in a sectional sense, and the renais sance which confronted It, ard said the party might prove itself worthy of national confidence in a greater and more general degree by holding Its convention in a city without sectional Influences, and which would rise to the full height of the glorious opportunity. Kx-Congressman Xathan Frank was the next speaker. He said St. Louis should have the convention because she wanted it. and asked for it, and never wanted what she did not deserve. He declared St. Louis could provide everything for the comfort, convenience and entertainment of the con vention and the accompanying crowds that the most exacting tastes o#uld com mand. He recited how splendidly St. Louis had taken care of the democratic conven tion in 1SSS, and recounted the munilicence and splendor of the hospitality extended to those in attendance upon it. He based the claim of St. Louis also upon the ground that Missouri had sent the republican mem bers of tlie Fifty-flrst Congress who were necessary to elect Speaker Heed, and was the pioneer in the work of breaking the bond of southern bourbonism. He promised Missouri would, in any event, cast its elec toral vote in 1WH> for the republican nom inees, but this assurance could be made doubly sure by giving St. Louis the con vention. The democratic party In the state were already confronted by destruction, and such a course would make It inevit able. Chlcagj had been given five conventions out of tan, he said, and for one h? was Impelled to exclaim; "How long, oh. Lv.r<*. .?*' . Louis was In touch, he ? wlth every Interest a great po litical party was bound to consider, to fos ter and protect. <J.P.en.t.lemen'" concluded Mr. Frank earn we must have this convention. We cannot return without it." Mr. S. M. Kennard, president of the St. i-ouis exposition, was next Introduced by Mr. Kerens. Mr. Kennard said he had been delegated ny the business men to speak for them, and declared that everything said so far in illustration of the advantages of the other competing cities, was doubly true of the advantages St. Louis possessed of a similar character. Proceeding, he showed the facilities St. Louis had for handling the crowds and taking care of the dele gates and described a substantial struc ture of brick and stone, 4.V) feet long by ?mO wide, with halls caoable of accom modating 1i>,(kjo people. In conclusion Mr. Kennarl said ho was autnorized to say that St. Loul3 would meet nny anil all of the committee's re quirements. He did not care to mention any amount cf money, but he assured the committee a?iin that St. Louis stood readv to meet anything in the way of demand's it might make. "Now- Ben Jemen," said Mr. Kennard, one word about the weather. 1 have lived lere forty years, and I never knew a real hot summer in St. Louis." ?Te wa? a perfect uproar of laughter at this, and Mr. Kennard awaited its sub sjci? nee. ","'?k' that's true," he continued, "the v eze there ls always cool, and the north breeze is cooler." Then Chauncey I. Filley made one of MS Vigorous, impassioned and character ij fP^hes in behalf of St. Louis.' He said It wasn't a question of money with St. Louis, she was founded cn a financial rock ard was willing and ready to provide all the money needed. St. T-ouis did not Btk it t.s republican favor. She has fought ,!T battles for the party without help 21 ?e <?u,si'ic. 11 was no recent thins i. '"i She **ve hlm 'Mr. Filley) a majority and elected liim mayor In is? as an uncompromising emancipatloi ist and re publican. Missouri was now a republican ! ']:evs"re ?r 2('.00O majority at any time, and had made herself what she was Twenty-five per cent of the population of the cauntry lived along the valley in which ras fU"ated- and the ftreatest good to tlon >a s number demanded her selec York's Offer. At the conclusion of Mr. Filley's address the roll of states again proceeded, and when New York was reached Gen. Daniel Butterfleld came forward, and was greeted with applause. He said New York did not need eloquence to portray Its qualifications it??'" following Its duty as the metrop *hc nation that New York offered to ??, 6 1'?Publlc?n convention and fen L>? ? ?r convention. He proceeded to tell what New York would do. and then l? the exce"ent effect upon fhe hii n prospects In the state next year Irrt of,the convention would have. SErmiSTV to 8uf>stantlal reasons, premised cheap hotel rates and a fire-proof .c?nven,tlon purposes capable cf wrnM i 1?'000 persons. New York would also do everything else that any a.'vtleH wouI<!- and do It better, and he ter c^lf?Mv0w ttee '1 consider the mat \ir ,5e(ore reaching a decision. ? Ir. Murat Halstead followed in a few re n,a/n? favoring New York's preemlL^ qualifications for a convention of the char acter of that of the republican party Pittsburg Roarhrd. Pittsburg was then reached, and Mr. Dave Martin Introduced Representative Dalzell. Pittsburg. Mr Dalzell declared, presented the most admirable facilities in every re spect. It was within twelve hours' travel from all the great centers of population in the countrj, while its railroad facilities were normally sufficient to accommodate any sort of a crowd; it was also possible to double them If necessary at short notice. He denied warmly the assertion that Pitts burg did not have sufficient hotel accommo dations. He was authorized to offer on be Sffof thf twelve leading hotels their entire facilities to the use of the committee, to be devoted exclusively to the accommodation or the committee -and delegates attending the convention. The citizens' committee of lA/i'u.r*,' he continued, would take care of 10.000 club men free of cost. There was an exposition building capable of accommo dating (,ixiO people, with 500 newspaper men on the stage, and with telegraphic facilities unequalcd in the country. Continuing. Mr. Dalzell said he did r.ot urge tie claim of Pittsburg alone, but of the whole commonwealth of Pennsylvania whose place for thirty years in ev?ry re publican battle had always beeTi in the van. with her the republican party was still marching on. In the last two elections she had given the most tremendous ma jorities ever given by any party for any cause, and in behalf of that past and an equally auspicious political future she ask ed that Pittsbyrg be given tile convention. Historic justice demanded that Pittsburg should have it. It was in Pittsburg on \\ ashington s birthday in iS.">?i that the re publican party was born?now, in the hour of its triumph and ascendancy, it should take up its way upon the broad road of future glory from the same sacred spot He pleaded passionately with the com mittee to come and start the victorious campaign of 1S00 upon the old originai camping ground, and was loudly applauded He continued in an impassioned strain for some moments, and when-ie concluded the most generous applause was given him ? Congressmen Stone followed Mr. Dalzell Ihe Pittsburg people wanted the conven tion. For a quarter of a century they had been the hewers of wood and drawers of water. By reason of Pennsylvania's im n-eniO majority she was allowed to ask hniH M? party, save the place to ,hi convention. He knew be&ind all railroad and hotel accommoda 1 committeemen were considering the effect the selection of this or that city would have upon the chances of this or d*?o T",Venti",n; P'ttsburg had no candi ventinn h 1 J? none until the con \ en t lon had named a nominee. There Hould be no banners in the streets for any of the candidates mentioned, but every gentleman mentioned ip connection with the nomination would receive fair and equal treatment. ? <lnu Cameron Qnny Write Letter*. Chairman Carter, upon the conclusion of Mr. Stone's speech, had two communications requesting that Pittsburg be selected as the wenreeSe!cn.rCr"y<.rea'1- The wri^rs, he said, ere Senators ( ameron and Quay. A It ('('CHS. .^0,K0thf'r eomPetltors being announced * nd the call of states being concluded. Mr do loung moved that the committee take a recess until ^ o'clock, to then me>t In ex lCr,t?i?/eSSl'J.n' Thls agre ,1 to. and at ' the members of the committee reniired to luncheon in the dining room of the hotel! The Finn I Stroke. ?f Work. During recess the representatives of Chi cago and St. Louis redoubled their efforts to secure the plum, and the chances of St. Louis seemed to be slightly in the aseend Everybody not in the hot of the fight was praising Representative Dalzell's speech and Senator Carter said there was no other man in the country who was the Pennsvl var.ian a peer in such an undertaking. When asked how many ballots would be required before a selection would be made, Mr. Car ter said that the mixed condition was such that no one could tell. offerS'^ S,hk' at -:4;' that Gh'cago had made offers to the committee which assured it of snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. The l>lMtriet Delegates. It developed during recess that a fight over the District of Columbia would be precipitated in the committee this after noon. and the Mends of Perry Carson and Andrew Gleeson were on hand In goodly numbers, ur.der the leadership of their re spec live chieftains. It became known that Mr. Gleeson had procured a promise from a member of the committee to offer a resolution to the meeting providing that the two delegates h?'" the. Dist,rict of Columbia should 1? chosen at a primary election, instead of by a convention. uy The committee at 3 o'clock was discuss ng the repi esentation of the south in the next convention. Primary Rleetions Provided For. After a heated discussion the resolution to elect delegates in the District at a primary election was adopted. This was regarded as a defeat for Carson. It pro vides for the appointment of three super visors, who were to tix a day for holding a primary election. Messrs. Andrew Olee son and Perry Carson were made members fh. fi.i i board, and the appointment of the third , who will be chairman of the ' u"s et,' lo Cna.rman Carter, who "... a...r.ou?oe his election later. LATE NEWS BY WIRE Reported Outrages on Negroes in Lee County, Florida. DRIVEN FROM THE ORANGE GROVES Surrounded by Armed Men and Marched Off. PLOT OF CONSPIRATORS TAMPA, Fla., December 10.?Nearly 200 half-starved and terrorized negroes were brought here on the steamer Lawrence from Lee county. The negroes were hired here last week to go to Lee county to pick oranges. When they reached Fort Meyers they were ordered to leave, being told they could not work there. The negroes showed resistance, when arm ed whites surrounded them and marched them to the wharf, where they were kept under guard for two days, until the steam er returned. The negroes were given noth ing to eat, and feared they would be mas sacred, as the guards kept up a constant fusillade at night. Two of the negroes became so terrorized that they leaped overboard, and, it is thought, were drowned. Several others tried to run, but were shot. The negroes say the bodies of those shot were thrown Into the river. The negroes brought back circulars issued by citizens, stating: "Lee is a white man's county, and negroes must stay away, under pain of death." A. V. Lane, a prominent resident of Fort Meyers, confirms the story of the outrage told by the negroes. He says white men have been visiting the camps of the orange pickers and firing into them until nearly all the negroes have fled the county. He says that many negroes have undoubt edly been killed. Orange trees in Lee were unlnjured^by the frost last winter and Lane says a conspiracy has been formed to prevent fruit being pick ed and thus force the owners, who live in other states, to abandon the groves. Then the conspirators hope to get the groves for a song. HARRY HAYWARD MARRIED. The Condemned Mnrdercr Makes n Sensational Announcement. CHICAGO.December 10.?A dispatch from Minneapolis. Minn., says: Harry Hay ward, who was convicted of the murder of Catherine Glng, and who will hang tomor-* rcw for his crime, has created another sen sation by announcing that he is a married man, and that he has been married for two years. The announcement was made to his cousin, Earnest Goodsell, but re fused to give the name of his wife, and asked that she be allowed to visit him later. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., December 10.? Harry Hayward's latest invention that he was married secretly in August, 1894, to a theatrical supernumerary, was today com pletely exploded. Harry's desire to see her apparently inspired the secret marriage stcry, but the sheriff took no stock in it, and the doomed man was not permitted to see the girl, although she responded to his summons. Her mother declares that the marriage story is false, and that her daughter had not seen Hay ward for three years before his arrest. She had forgotten ever having met him until his arrest re called the fact. She is but seventeen now. She has sent him many flowers during his incarceration. Not one of Hayward's rela tives take any stock in the tale. SUPPORTING CAMPOS. A Dispatch Signed by Leading; Span iards Indicating? Sympathy. M APR ID, December 10.?Dispatches re ceived here from Havana announce the ar rival there of six transports with reinforce ments of Spanish troops for service in Cuba. Gens. Marin and Pando were also on board. The recent movements of the insurgents in advancing Into the province of Samta Clara have created considerable anxiety here. The committee which orga'nized yester day's demonstration against the municipal council, members of which are accused of gross abuses, has cabled to Capt. Gen. Mar tinez de Campos assuring him that he has the sympathies of the population of this city in his efforts to suppress the insurrection in Cuba. The dispatch is signed by Ortiz, president of the chamber of commerce of Cuba; Urqui, Duke of Tamames, Salmeron, Sagasta, Sil vela, Alteno and many others, including the editors of the leading papers of Madrid. The captain general has cabled a reply saying that he sincerely thanks Senor Ortiz and the other signers of the message, as sures them that he appreciates the fact that they remember him, and says that he only regrets there was cause for the demonstra tion of yesterday in Madrid, "particularly at this moment, when union is desired and when the only tribunal ig the action of jus tice." ELKS THE GlESTS. Continued Success of the Columbia Club Carnivnl. The Elks were the guests last night at the Columbia carnival and did their share in making things lively, besides thoroughly er.joyirg everything themselves. An at tractive program was carried out, including a jockey dance, in costume, by Miss Kirby; a sparging bout, and a aeries of living pic tures, some of them being presented for the first time, while others were so pop ular as to be repeated by request. Some of those successful in the drawings last night were: Dr. W. R. King, a steamer trunk; Cluskey Cromwell, a dress suit case; Thomas P. Smith, handsome beer stein with silver tap; E. Sherwood Morgan, carving set; Fred C. Gieseking, a bicycle. Tonight drawings will be held for a set of Ruskin's works. The National Rifles, Fencibles, Corcoran Cadets and the Washington Light Infantry Corps will attend the carnival this even ing, and the Washington Saengerbund and the Madrid Mandolin Club will contribute to the musical program. The latter organi zation is expected to appear in gypsy cos tume and stroll around the hall serenading the various booths. Other features of this evening's program are the living pictures; exhibition of Indian clu1 swinging by Miss Fannie Hurst, in costume; May Blossom in a fancy dance, and some of the members of the gymnas ium class will give a horizontal bar exer cise. Messrs. Spurrier and Cabrera are down for an attractive feature, "Contor tion and Sandowism." NATIONAL HOMEOPATHIC COLLEGE. The Students "Want a New Faculty and Will Get It. The National Homeopathic Medical and Dental College is in the throes of transition from one board o? trustees to another. The change is due to the dissatisfaction of the students over the differences between the college and the Homeopathic Medical So ciety. As a result.the new board of trustees will consist of Zalmon Richards, O. C. Hal ton, W. W. Wright, Steven E. Gough, C. T. Yoder, J. C. Parker and Dr. James T. Hen sley. This board consists, with one excep tion, of business men. At the request of the students also the old faculty will retire and a new one representative of the profession will be installed. There seems to have been much friction in the old faculty, which it was impossible to relieve or reconcile. It was stated at the college today that Dr. Heizer had tendered his resignation and that sev eral others will be tendered tonight, when the new board holds another meeting. The report that the students mutinied and declined to pay tuition is denied at the col lege. The worst they had done, it is said, was to ask that a new faculty be chosen which would receive the indorsement and support of the Homeopathic Medical Society, and their request met with favorable action on the part of the board. ambassaqor bayard (Continued from First Page.) upon it, as I sai^, jusCfrow, they condemned "Now, parsingkifrom that, this resolution in the orderly cthirs^ of business ought to be referred to the crijmmittee on the judici ary, the law committee of the House. Here is a proposition* to'^Tefer articles or im peachment to the cdtfhmlttee on foreign ar fairs. That, itfteeenfc to me, is itself an unheard-of proposition. That committee which has always /charge of matters 01 impeachment in this /House is the commit tee on the judia^ary.t For that reason this resolution ought not -pass, and I " tice that before" the'.Resolution is voted up on I shall make a hiotion?I w?uW "J4*? " now, but perhaps it would cut off debate, which I do not desire to do?I shall maKe a motion to refer this resolution to the com mittee on the judiciary." Mr. McCall's Motion. Mr. McCall followed Mr. Crisp and said that Mr. Bayard made a violent partisan speech, which was obviously one of im propriety. He moved to amend his leso lution so as to include in it the from Bayard's Boston (l-ngiand) ^ speech incorporated in the McCall resolutio . Mr. DlnKley Tnke? n !??????? Mr. Dingley (Me.) followed Mr. McCall. and took the ground that Mr. Bayard was an ambassador of the United States, an the question was whether he should so far forget his duties as to denounce the policy of one-half of the people of the United States, and he asked Mr. ^rlsp If the <*ase v. as reversed as to parties if he approve of Mr. Bayard's position. * Mr. Crisp replied that the question wljlch Mr. Bayard discussed was not lo(.al to tnis country, but world wide. , Suppose, asked Mr. Dingley, purs"in s Idea, that a week after Mr. ??3rar'*d went upon a platform in London and d rounced tho people of this c?4n'J2L?a3 fevored the unlimited coinage of silver a corruptlonlsts, would the gentleman from Georgia Indorse him? _ , o Mr. Crisp replied that Mr. Bayard was discussing merely an academic that his viev/s as to whether the v/as right or wrong cut no figure. He d rot think the criticism of the gentleman from Maine was a just one. Mr. Dingley?"Has the ambassador or this country the right to go upon a plat form in a foreign country and denounce one-half of the people in the terms used by Mr. Bayard?" , - Mr. Crisp?"Any citizen, no matter who he may be, or what position he occupies, has the right to say what he thinks upon economic questions." ? Mr. Crisp then turned questioner. He asked Mr. Dingley if he thought that the specifications in the resolution furnished ground for Impeachment. Mr. Dingley avoided the question by say ing that no matter whether there was ground for impeachment or not, the House she uld condemn the utterances of Mr. Bay Mr. Crisp then charged Mr. Dingley with avoiding the question, and said that the only ground for debating the resolution was that the offense with which Mr. Bayard was charged was impeachable. Mr. Dingley declared, amid applause on the republican side, that his personal opin ion was that the offense of Mr. Bayard was impeachable, and ought to be impeachable by the House. Whether it was policy for the House to impeach, was another ques tion. "I am very glad to get the gentleman s cpinion," said Mr. .Crisp. Mr. Cummlugrs* Speec" Mr. Cummings .(N. Y.) injected some humor into the debate. He said that he did not know whether the pending resolu tion had been brought into the House un der false pretenses, but he did know that the resolution was based upon a newspaper report of a speech, and that it was brought In by a newspaper editor (Mr. Barrett) and backed by another editor (Mr. Dingley). He himself was a newspaper man, and he congratulated the newspaper men of the country th"t they had at last spoken from the floor of the House, (daughter.) He was in favor of giving Mr. Bayard justice. Aftor all, our ambassador at Lon den has only been reiterating the Ideas which Mr. Cleveland had frequently ex pressed in messages, letters and speeches. Mr. Barrett** Closing Appeal. Mr. Barrett in -closing the debate recalled as an argument In favor of Ms resolution the circumstances attending the dismissal of Mr. Thurston, the Hawaiian minister from this country, on account of utter ances which the State Department felt sen sitive about. He made an impassioned ap peal to the House to adopt his resolution. Mr. Crisp's .Motion. Mr. Crisp moved to refer Mr. Barrett's resolution to the committee on judiciary, and demanded a yea and nay vote upon his motion, which was then ordered. Mr. Crisp's motion was defeated on a rising vote by 80 to 206. m ? ? MAKING COUNTER CHARGES. W. W. Hill Makes Allocations Con cerning His Chief. . The Postmaster General today sent to the Department of Justice a communication stating the facts with regard to the charges made by \V. \V. Hill, assistant superintend ent of the free delivery service, against Mr. A. W. Machen, superintendent of the same division. Mr. Hill has held, in connection with his office In the post olfice department, the position of commissioner of the United States Court of Claims, and it Is understood that he Is to bfc removed from this latter position because of his clrarges against Mr. Machen. The latter, when seen today by a Star reporter and asked for a statement in re gard to the matter, declined to speak, and said that the fiist assistant postmaster general would make public whatever was to be known about the matter. Gen. Jones, however, would only say that as yet Mr. Hill had filed no charges against Mr. Machen, that Hill was no longer an em ploye of the Post Office Department, and that the Department of Justice had been communicated with in regard to his posi tion as commissioner of the Court of Claims. Through the New York Tribune today Mr. Hill, who is in Brooklyn, makes known a portion of the allegations which he claims he can prove. One of them is that the pay account of Henry I--. Lorenz of Toledo was increased by antedating Lorenz's appoint ment from November to July 1 last year, and that the voucher for 123 days' service, amounting to $301), was cashed in some way without Mr. Lorenz's knowledge. Another charge is that when Robert G. Monroe ran for Congress in the fourteenth New York district Mr. Machen sent five secret service agents to New York to assist in defeating the Tammany candidate and aid in electing Monroe. Another Charge is that Mr. Ma chen urged Postmaster Sullivan of Brook lyn to have the Brooklyn carriers buy their uniforms of ^ Baltimore firm in which Hill claims Machen is Interested. HIS HAND CRUSHED. Remarkable Conrajte Displayed by .lames H. Berry. James H. Berry, who is in charge of the work of elevating the statue at the corner of 7th and Pennsylvania avenue, met with a most painful accident this afternoon. A huge stone weighing many tons fell from its position and caught Berry's hand be tween it and the base of foundation of the statue. In this position it remained for fully twenty minutes while his colleagues endeavored to attach the derrick to the stone to remove it. It is said by bystand ers that Berry, during the work of remov ing the weight from his hand, stood per fectly cool and exhibited a nerve that was admirable. He never moved a muscle until the stone was removed, when it was seen that his hand was crushed to a Jelly. He was taken to the .Emergency Hospital, where the physicians stated that the limb would be amputated. Democratic Steering Committee. Senator Gorman, as chairman of the democratic caucus of the Senate, has com pleted the steering committee by the addi tion of the names of Senators Walthall. Murphy and White. The committee as now composed consists of Senators Gorman, Cockrell, Harris, Blackburn, Jon? of Ar kansas. Brlce, Walthall, Murphy and Whit#. THEAMOUNTOFGOLD Inquiry to Be Made of What is in This Country. THE PRESIDENT'S POLICY CRITICISED Offers of Aid from Bankers Said to Have Been Rejected. A CHANCE FOR GREENBACKS There is a promise, when the discussion of the currency question begins in Con gress, of a very interesting inquiry touch ing the amount of gold held in this coun try, by whom, and the reasons why, in the straits to which the government has sev eral times been reduced, it has appeared to be so difficult to keep the reserve up to the hundred millions figure. The President's Policy. Critics of th? President's policy assert that it has been curiously short-sighted; that it has not only put the greenbacks in a false light, but has denied to them the full exercise of their power. While money brokers have been permitted to use them to the government's disadvantage, the gov ernment has neglected to use them to its own advantage. Why, the question is asked, has the government at such times never gone into the market and obtained gold on its greenbacks? Why were inter est-bearing obligations always considered necessary? It is estimated that there are at least five hundred millions of gold held in this country. The figure is sometimes placed at six hundred millions. Half of this sum is in the vaults of banks, national, state and private, and much the greater portion of it, it is asserted, could at any time have been secured for the government by the exercise of a broad national policy. The greenbacks have always been as good as gold. That has been the government's boast, and upon that boast?so universally accepted and supported?the government's credit has rested, and still rests. And yet, it is charged, that,- with all of this gold near at hand, and obtainable merely by the making of a request and the produc tion of the greenbacks, the government has gone into the market-^or, rather, into a syndicate's counting room?and paid high interest for the yellow metal. Offers of Gold Rejected. A prominent eastern Senator has this matter under consideration and yrill give his views at length when the time comes. He lays the blame wholly at the door of the administration. He points out that the banks have repeatedly offered to come to the government's assistance; have tele graphed the amounts of gold they stand ready to transfer to the government for its greenbacks. But these offers were rejected; sometimes for one reason and sometimes for another; but for some reason they were almost invariably rejected. The result was the manifestation after awhile of a spirit of indifference on the part of the private hold ers of gold, and, what was even worse, the growth of an impression among the great body of the people that the small holdings of the government represented nearly all the gold there was in this country. And so it came about that when runs on the gov ernment's supply would begin, anxiety among the tody of the people would become very great. Tlie Coming Interest Payment. The importance of this subject Increases with the approach of the 1st of January, when th3 semi-annual interest on Ameri can 83curities held abroad is due. This, of course, must be paid in gold. The exact amount of this is not obtainable, but it is large. Now, the question is asked, how shall this emergency' be met? If the amount is to be drawn from the govern ment's store, how much, if any, of that store will be left? Would the govern ment's whole store suffice? Obviously, therefore, it is held, there must be another sale of interest bearing bonds by the gov ernment, or else an exchange by the gov ernment of greenbacks for gold to such irstitutions as may have gold, and which, knowing the greenbacks to be in every way as good, may be willing to part with it on tl.cse terms. Ought not the banks and the private holders of gold this time to have a chance to show how far they are willing to go to help maintain the public credit? Have they not shown their willingness to respond? Would they not, if afforded an opportunity, supply the government with all the gold it ne?ds until Congress can mature leg'slation which shall put an end to the embarrassment? The republican financiers are saying give the -greenbacks a chance. SLIGHTLY IMPROVED. Little Hope, However, of Capt Dns NCtt'N Recovery. The condition cf Capt. Isaac B^ssett, as sistant doorkeeper of the United States Senate, was slightly Improved today. This Improvement, however, does not give his friends any hope for his recovery, but fs regarded only as a temporary change, and is very slight. His general condition is about the same as it has been during the last few weeks. JOHN MILLER'S HICCOIGHS. He Took One of the 1(H) Remedies Suggested nnd W'a? Cnred. From the Now York Sun. John Miller has been dangerously ill at his home in New Brunswick, N. J., from inces sant hiccoughs, which were brought on by other complaints. The story has been pub lished far and wide, and the result is that kindly letters of advice are pouring in upon him from all parts of the country. Through one of these letters relief was brought to him and his cure at present seems final. Mr. Miller's home is with his uncle, Fred Miller, freeholder for Middlesex counts'. He never had been seriously sick until a few weeks ago, when he was attacked with mal arial fever. After a few days this developed into pneumonia. His physician. Dr. Clarence Slack, was bringing him out of this, when, about ?midnight a few days ago, his hic coughs began. Steadily, night and day, the spasms continued, and steadily his physical condition weakened. In desperation his mother, Mrs. Catherine Miller, who has at tender her so.i since his first illness, said to Miss Katie Miller, cousin of the young man: "Ivatie, go through those letters and find something to help him, if you can." The gir! searched through the formidable heap and found this simple prescription from W. M. Ihrie of New Brunswick; "Take oil of cassia and put a drop or two on pieces of block sugar every ten minutes and dissolve In the mouth." There was a little oil of cinnamon in the bouse, and Mrs. Miller said: "Let us try that. It won't hurt him, anyway." The dose was administered. Miller hiccoughed once or twice and then stopped. He has not been afflicted with the trouble since. A peculiar feature of his cure is that he can take nour ishment now, which he could not do during the two weeks of his malady. Primaries in the District. Powell Clayton introduced the resolution providing for the holding of primary elec tions in the District for delegates* to the national convention, and at 3:05 it was be ing discussed. Personal Mention. Commander R. P. Leary is in the city on waiting orders. He Js^ at the Grafton. Secretary Smith has returned from At lanta, where he weN to make a speech to the legislature on the financial question. Police Appointments. The Commissioners today appointed the following as members of the police force: William C. Van Horn, Rufus Vanderschaff and Harry W. Kober. Licenses Granted. Retail liquor licenses were granted today as follows: J. E. Albrecht, 520 10th street northwest, and Louis Steerman, 1047 14th street northwest. OF LOCAL INTEREST I Measures Offered in Congress That Affect Distriot People. | A Railroad Extension Dlll-Eoklngton and Soldiers' Home Com pany. A bill to amend the charter of the Eck ington and Soldiers' Home Railway Com pany of the District of Columbia was in troduced in the Senate today by Mr. Faulk ner. The bill authorizes the company lay uown a single or double track railway with the necessary switches and turnouts in the city of Washington through and along the following named streets and av nues: ^Beginning at the junction of G and 14th streets northwest, running thence north along 14tli to H street northwest; thenc along H street westwardly to Connecticut avenue, thence northwestwardly along Connecticut avenue to I and 17th streets northwest, thence north along 17th street as the said street may hereafter be extend ed by the courts of the District of Colum bia to Park avenue, thence northwestward Iv on Lowell street to 19th street, thence south on 19th street to its Junction with Kenyon street. Also beginning at the in tersection of North Capitol street and Michigan avenue, thence eastwardly on Michigan avenue to Bunker Hill road thence along Bunker Hill road to its junc tion with 4th street northeast extended, so as to connect with the line now running to Brookland. Also beginning at the pres ent terminus of said road at the junction of 15th and D streets northeast, running north on 15th street to Maryland avenup, thence along Maryland avenue to Bladcnsburg road, thence along Bladensburg road to the boundary line between the District of Co lumbia and the state of Maryland; Pro vided, that the said Bladensburg road shall be widened to 0C> feet within the distances to be occupied by the said railroad com pany as herein provided at the expense of said railroad company." Condemnation proceedings are provided for, provided the company could not come to an agreement with owners of land required for widening the road. It is pro vided that the work of extensions shall be commenced within ninety days, and com pleted on so much of the said streets an avenues mentioned above as is now open ed within eighteen months after the ap proval of the ?^ct authorizing the exten sions, and the remaining portion within one year after the streets named shall le opened. Overhead wires are not permitted within the District of Columbia. The use of horses -as motive power is prohibited The company shall charge not exceeding 5 cents fare for one continuous ride from any point on its lines to the terminus of its main line or any of its branches. The com pany is authorized to increase its capital stock or to Issue bonds for such amount as may be necessary to pay the actual cost of constructing and equipping the several ex tensions authorized. The assent of a ma jority of the stockholders Is necessary to authorize the issuance of stock or bonds of the company. The company must sell six tickets for 25 cents within the District of Columbia. Another National Museum Building. Senator Morrill today Introduced In the Serate a bill to provide for the erection of an additional flie-proof building for the rational museum. The bill is changed from the measure Introduced In the second ses slon of the last Congress for the same pur pose. The building is to be 300 feet square with two stories and a basement, to be erect ed under the direction of the architect of the Capitol, with the approval of the regents of the Smithsonian Institution, in harmony with the present National Museum building and located on the southwestern portion of the grounds of the Smithsonian Institution For this purpose the bill appropriates $250, 000, just one-half of the amount allowed by the bill of the last Congress. The build ing Is to be placed west of the Smithsonian Institution, leaving a roadway between it and the latter of not less than fifty feet with its north front on a line with the south face of the Agricultural Department and of the Smithsonian Institution, and construct ed, as far as practicable, by contract. Gen. McKihben's Widow. Mr. Palmer introduced In the Senate to day a bill granting an Increase of pension to Marion McKibben, widow of Gen. David B. McKibben, to $50 per month. Senate District Committee. It is not likely there will be a meeting of the Senate committee on the District of Columbia until the reorganization of the Senate is effected. There will be no meeting of the committee unless there Is some very urgent business for it to trans act, which is not probable in the Interval between the present and the time when the Senate will be reorganized. It is doubtful whether Senator Harris will remain chairman of the committee or whether Mr. McMillan, the senior republi can member, will be given that honor. Politics do not enter the District commit tee to any perceptible extent, as there are no questions which could be decided by a party vote. But the committee chairman ship carries with it the right to the use of the committee room, to the appointment of a clerk and to other perquisites, besides power to wield great influence in the work of the committee. The committee has two vacancies. Senators Hunton of Virginia and Martin of Kansas, and if a democrat and a republican should be appointed to fill these places it would give the repub licans a majority of 6 to 5, and would give the chairmanship to Mr. McMillan If he de sires it. DISORDERLY GIM CHEWING. Two Girls Fined for Noisy Mastication in a Church. From the Fittslmn; Dispatch. A very interesting case was heard recent ly in the police court in Cumberland, Pa., in which two young and pretty girls fig ured as prisoners l?efore the bar of justice. The Rev. Mr. Gillum, pastor of a church at Cresaptown, a village six miles from that place, swore out a warrant against the girls, charging them with disturbing public worship. They were brought to this city and committed to jail, when thev were taken before the public judge for trial. The Rev. Mr. Gillum was placed on the stand, and stated that he had been con ducting a revival, and that the girls had a habit of taking a front seat in the church and chewing gum in such a noisy manner as to disturb his congregation. He also stated that he told a brother of one of the girls about it, when his sister came dancing up the a?sle and made a mouth at him. The minister remonstrated with the young woman, when the other girl Interfered, and he placed his hand on her shoulder and told her to go out and never come back again. The girls went out and dared him to come out on the outside. He went out, when a regular scene took place. One of the girls shook her fist in his face and called him a liar. Several other witnesses were examined who swore that the girls had disturbed public worship by chewing gum and laugh ing and talking. The magistrate imposed fines and costs amounting to $27, which was paid. Land Oflieer Regristqr Short. Green B. Swango, register of the land office at Frankfort, Ky., has been found to be short In his accounts. The gov ernor had ordered an examination, which disclosed a shortage of a thousand dol lars. It Is now stated that Deputy Reg ister Grant has a check for the amount ready to pay into the treasury on the ar rival here of Swango. Grain and Cotton Slarketa. Furnished by W. B. Hibbs & Co., 1421 F street, members New York stock exchange, correspondents Messrs. Ladenburg, Thal mann & Co.. New York. GRAIN. Oi>en. High. Low Cloge. Wheat?Dee r>S% 58% 58% MU 02$ <fcZ May. Corn?Dec 20ft May, Oats?Deo 80 17 26* 29 17 58 GlTi 58 Vi 02A Pork?Jan May. Lard?Jan. May, Bibs?Jan. May. Month. January February.... March May May 20% 20% ft 25% 25\ 28*4 28}Jb 17 17B Wi-% lstVfc 8 46 S58 8.5S 8.45" 8.90 8.U0 8.32 8 82 8.27 8.27 8.25 5 26 6.82 5.52 5.47 5 47 4 8 2 4.32 4.25 4.25 4.55 4 55 4T47 4.50 COTTON*. Upeo. lliffh. Low. Close. b.23 8.3S 8.22 8.88 827 8.43 8.28 8.42 8.82 8.48 8.32 8 47 8.41 8.68 S.41 S.56 FINANCE AND TRADE Rates of Foreign Exchange Show a Small Drop. TOBACCO TRUST ATTRACTS ATTEUTICS Rapid Declines and Rallies of the Stock. GENERAL MARKET REPORTS Special Dispatch to Th-? Evening Star. >^E\Y YORK, December 10.?The under tone of speculation was decidedly steady this morning, notwithstanding a lament able lack of legitimate outside business. Opening prices, in a majority of instances, reflected fractional concessions, but there being no particular pressure to sell, a mod erate rally subsequently ensued. The market for sterling and continental bills was again favorably influenced by a fair supply of commercial drawings, rates being posted one-half per cent below those quoted yesterday. The week's gold move ment will be contracted In a few small consignments between Thursday and Sat urday. The bulk of the day's news items were confined to the varying phases of the un enviable position voluntarily assumed by the American Tobacco Company. The early trading resulted in a sharp decline of 3 per cent from which point a demand from the ? short interest advanced the price 4% per cent. Rallies and declines followed in rapid succession with the weight of argument strongly pessimistic. The sentiment favorable to pome deter mined effort to prevent the recurrence of Friday's action has scarcely crystallized Into any tangible mode of prevention or redress, but there is little doubt that some thing will be done. Sugar opened off and was disposed to lag somewhat during the early trading, but the reappearance of large buying orders ad vanced the price 1 per cent. The character of the recent purchases has been such as to warrant *a belief in higher prices, * but the demand at the present level is by no means general, ?nd a reversal of inside policy Is greatly feared. The transactions in Consolidated Gas at tracted considerable attention during the day, an advance of six points following a good volume of business. Important fa vorable developments have been pending for some time in this property and are now on the eve of culmination. Manhattan was the feature of tho railroad list so far as the extent of its fluctuations Is concerned, a gain of one and one-quarter per cent being recorded on the announcement of the decla ration of the regular dividend. Decreased earnings operated against the price of Rock Island, but the neighboring members of the granger group were not ad versely affected. The executive committee of Western Union bave recommended the payment of the regular quarterly dividend, and the directors will affirm the action at tomorrow's meeting. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. The following are the opening, the high est and the lowest a.id the closing prices of the New York stock market today, as re ported by Corson & Macartney, members Nrew Ycrk stock exchange. Correspondents Messrs. Moore & Schley. No. SO Broadway. Open. Hlffh. Low. Last. American Sugar 106* 107 105* American Sugar, Pfd... 100 100 99* American Tobacco 71 78* American Cotton Oil.... IS# 18* Atchison 16* 16* Canada Southern 64* 64* Canada Pacific ? Chesapeake A Ohia C.. C., o. A St. L Chicago, B. A Q MX Chic. A Northwestern.. 104# Chicago G as, Cfs C. M. A St. Panl........ C. M. A St. Paul, Pfd... Chic., K. I. A Pacific ? Del., Lack. A W Delaware A Hudson.... Den. A R. Grande, Pfd. Dis. A Cattle Feeding.. General Electric 80* Illinois Central Lake Shore 150* 150* 150* 130* Erie Louisville A Nashville.. 68* 88* 58* -58* Long Island Traction.. 17 17 17 17 Metropolitan Traction.. 109* 109# 108*; 108* Manhattan Elevated.... 101* 103* 101* 108* Michigan Central Missouri Pacific 89* 89* ?? National Lead Co 80* 80* 89* National Lead Co., Pfd. 88 S9 87* 87V U. 8. Leather 10* 11* 10* 10* New Jersey Central New York Central 100 100 100 100 N Y. A N. Eng. Cfi N. Y. C. A St. Louis Northern Pacific Northern Pacific, Pfd .. 15* 15* 15* 15* North American 5* 5* 6* ont. A Western 15* 15* 15* Pacific Mall 88 82* 38 Phi la A Heading 9 9 8* 8* Pullman Pal. Car Co.... 164 164 164 164 Southern Kail way, Pfd.. 34k 84* 83* 83* Phil a. Traction 71* 71* 71 71 Texas Pacific Tenn. Coal A Iron 38 88* 88 88 Union Pacific Wabash Wabash. Pfd 17* 18* 17* W heeling A L. Erie 13* 13* 18* Wheeling A L. Erie,Pfd Western L'nion Tel 87* SS* 87* 88* Wisconsin Central Silver 23 18* 13* Wanliingrton Stock Exchange. Sales?regular call?12 o'clock m.?U. S. 4s, reg istered, $100 at 110%. Metropolitan Kail road Os, $1.?HX> at 116. Capital Traction, 1% at 75. Government Bonds.?U. S. 4s, registered, 110% bid. 111 asked. U. S. 4s, coupon, 111% bid. U. S. 4*. 11*25. 120*4 bid, 121V* asked. U. S. 3s, lbO*. 114^4 bid. District of Columbia Bonds.?20-year fund fis, 104 bid. 30-year fund lis, gold. 111 bid. Water stock 7s, 1901," currency, 115 bid. Water stock 7s, 11X13, currency, 110 bid. 3.05s. funding, currency, 111 bill. 3V, registered. 2-10s, HH) bid. Miscellaneous Bonds.?Metropolitan Kallroad conv. Cs. 113 I.id. 110 a:-k?<l. Metro|K?litan Railroad 5s, 107 bid. Belt Railroad 5s, 84 bid. S7 asked. Bok* ington Railroad lis, l>y bid, 103 asked. Columbia Railroad (is. 112 bid, 114 asked. Washington Gat Company Os, series A, 112 bid. Washington Gal Company Os. series B, 113 bid, 110 asked. Wash ington Gas Company conv. 0s. 125 bid, 135 asked. Chesapeake and i'oiomat Telephone 5s, U7 bid, 101 asked. American Security and Trust 5s. F. and A.. 101 bid. American Security and Trust 5s, A. and O., 101 bid. Washington Market Company 1st Os, 110 bid. Washington .Market Company imp. 0s, 110 bid. Washington .Market Company ext. Os, 110 bid. Masonic Hall Association 5s, 103 bid. Washington Light Infantry 1st 0s, 100 bid. National Bank Storks.- Bank of Washington, 2S0 bid. 2sS asked. Bank of the Republic, 240 bid. Metropolitan, 285 bid. 2tM> asked. Central. 270 bid. Farmers and Mechanics'. ISO bid. Second. 135 bid, 13i) asked. Citizens*. 13'? bid. Colu-ubi.1, 130 bid, 140 asked. Capital, 115 bid. West End. 100% bid, 108% asked. Traders'. 104 bid, I OK asked. Lin coln." bid. 102 asked. Ohio. S"> bid. 00 asked. Safe Deposit and Trust Compani.-s.- National Safe Deposit and Trust. 12-' bid, 132 asked. Washington Loan and Trust, lli? bid. 122 .usked. American Se curity and Trust, 140 bid, 143 asked. Washington Safe Dejiosit, 75 asktd. Railroad Stocks. Capital Traction Company. 75 bid. 78 asked. Metropolitan, 101 bid, 103 asked. Columbia. 45 bid. Belt. 37 asked. Eckington, 37 asked. Georgetown and Tennallytown, 37 asked. Gas and Ele-tric Light Sto-ks.?Washington Gas, 45% bid. 47 asked. Georgetown Gas. 45 bid. U. S. Electric Light. 117 bid. 121% asked. Insurance Stocks. Firemen's, 30 bid, 40 asked. Franklin, 37 bid. Metropolitan, 07 bid. Potomac, 05 bid, 75 asked. Arlington, 140 bid. German American. 100 bid National Union, 10 bid. 12 asked. Columbia. 12 bid, 13% asked. Riggs. 8 bid, x% asked. People's, 5% bid, 5*4 asked. Lin coln. iy< bid. 8 asked. Commercial, 4% bid. Title "insurance Stocks.?Real Estate Title. 100 hid. 110 asked. Columbia Title, 7 bid. 8% asked. Washington Title, 7 asked. District Title, 8% bid, 10 asked. ? Telephone Stocks. Pennsylvania, 3i bid. Chesa peake and Potomac, 48 bid, 52 asked. American Graphophone. 37* bid. 4% asked. Pneumatic Gun Carriage, .25 bid, .35 asked. Mis-elianeons Stocks.- Washington Market, 14 bid. Great Falls Ice, 120 bid, 130 asked. Bull Run Panorama. 25 ask?*d._ Lincoln Ilall, 05 bid. Mergenthaler Linotype, 215 bid, 220 ask<?d. The lllenheim Bouquet. From tlie Lady's Pictorial. The now historic Blenheim bouquet has not been spared even by relatives of the Duke of Marlborough. In proposing a vote of thanks to Lady Warwick the other day at the chrysanthemum exhibition at Strat ford Lord Claud Hamilton had a dig at it. After wandering whether gardeners were not devoting too much attention to size, as compared with shape and color. Lord Claud added that "bouquets five feet in diameter, such as that which they read of In connec tion with the marriage of a noble relative of his, were, to say the -least of it, some what awkward." It is to be hoped that if any dim idea of emulating the Blenhe.m bouquet on this side of the water had sprung up in the minds of brides-elect Lord Claud's little stroke of satire will appropri ately nip it in the bud.