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No. 13,372. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1896-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENING STAR. M L DAY EXCEPT SUNDAY AT THE WTAR BUILD3NGS n01 noaghani Avatna, ow. lith iiaoe, by The Z111.3g &Wf e..pgyf 0spay, S. . KAUFMA2IN, Pres't. r., YTk s.i 0 Peatter Rulib 'o zelag sar In Wered to subscribers in the etty by rierem their own account. at 10 cents ge weh.. q, 44 eemte moath. Qres at the es!"hr 2 ees ineh. ymll--ayw ri the si, asem-, _-- O W eet Ut.r. It per er. ita - w *t the Peat at Wuahiua. D. Q. h emelas saa mitter.) AB aD inkueriptios me be pate In advase. et adertin as kuren a ppllcatn.. BRING IT TO A VOTE Bepublicana Must Not Let the Tariff Bill Die in Oommittee. LET THE 821"M3 go 01 REL Mr. Teller's Course a Surprise and Inexplicable. FEELING ON THE LOAN Republican Senators are being advised not to permit the emergency tariff bill to die in committee, or even to remal there much longer. An entirely open policy about the neasure will, they are being told, prove to ate the best policy. The divIsions In the party are In a general way known. Some Senators wagt the measure to carry more tevenue, and other Senatorg practically de clare for no revenue at all by insisting that . free coinage rider shall go on the bilL The cnly way by which the exact situation can be made a matter of record is to bring the till to a vote in the open Senate. Nothing, then, will be left to rumor, or conjecture, or mere threat. Ever Senator will be obliged to declare. himseM, and shoulder re sponilbility for his own actions. The coun try, It Is nsfidied, wants a vote; and will not be content with less. Mr. Tener'. Coarse a Surprise. Mr. Teller's course Is not only a surprise, but It Is inexplicable. Those who differ with -whim are unable to see what he can hope to gain by It. He is one of the sincerest, as he is one 3f the-ablest friends of silver. It Is conceded that he has a right to show to the country that'free coinage has a majority vote In the:Senate. But that is to be done on the substitute for the bond bill now under discussion. A silver vote comes appropri ately on that measure. But why, except for mere purposes of obstri'ction, force another vote on the same p.'opos!tIqn on toe emer gency tariff bill? Can mere obstruction be made to serve the cause of silver? Mr. Teller, it is pointed out, nust treat with his own party on this subject, or fight It. It h" is- to treat with it, he is moving in an unpromising way If to fight it, he ought to leave it and deliver his blows from the outside. e Blader in Aecepting the Con inittees. Did the republicans blunder In accepting the committees of the Senat? This ques tion Is now frequently heard. The more e'perienced leaders of the party think not. They have no fear of consgquences if only the courage exhibited in the assuming of the initiative is kept up. The country, they assert, cannot be misled about any phase of the matter If every step taken is calcu lated to bring everybody out into the opan. The forty-two republican votes are not suf ficient of themselves to pass any measure, and if there are particular measures upon e hieh they cannot be united, let the faft appear of record. Legislation on republicai lines was not guarantee-d when the c(ommittees were re organized, but merely the fact proclaimed that as the republicans had a plurality vote they were willing to take the lead un.dr the accepted Americe. ccrstruction of party responsibilty. Embarrassments may grow out of demonstratted helplessness here and there. but greater ones would have followed an exhibition of a want of courage. Helplessness may be forgiven, but cowardice never. Wil Divide the Loan. The feeling In certain republican circles about the new loan Is that the administra tion will divide It between the syndicate and the people. It is expected that there will be, even under the existing discouragements, a popular response for thirty millions or more 4-f the bonds. That response, or whatever It may be. can be accepted, and the remainder of time bonds awarded to the syndicate. The suggestion that the syndicate will bid .for all or none Is not seriously regarded. The syn dicate is composed of long-headed bankers, Who know the -value of half a loaf, or two thirds of a loaf; and, while they are not starving, they are always ready for bread. There will be pretty "big money'* In the handling of sixty or seventy millibns of the p ican, and they will be far from refusing it. Meanwhile the sentiment calling for a popu lar loan will have been responded to by the acceptance of the bids of that kind receired. SFIYE-MILE WALK UNDERGROUND. The Lydeeker Tummed Board to Make Another inspeetion. The board of expert engineers consider ing the subject of the water supply of this sity 1eill reassemble here next Monday for the purpose of making .a _personal inspec tion of the Lydecker tunnel Its entire length of five miles, In order to determine its practicabilty for use as ta .copdult of water from the distributing reservoir to the Howard University reservoir. Capt. ililard, the officer in charge of the Washington aqueduct, has removed all the water from the tunnel, and has reported It entirely ready for the official Inspection. .This info)rmation was communicated to the members of the board with the request that they meet at the War Department Monday morning. The board ccnsists of five members, two civilians and three army officers, each of w hom was selected because of his superior engineering ability. The two civilian mem bers are hydraulic engineers of the first rank, one connected with the water serv ice of New York and the other with the water supply system of Boston. ARUING THE MILiTiA. War Department Athoritien inter ented in Gem. Hawley's Biii. The authorities of the War Department wre very much interested in the success of the bill introduced by Senator Hawley pro viding for arming of the national militia with SpringfieldI rifles of 4'1 caliber, but they Lelieve its scope might be extended with L.elded benefit to the citizen soldiery. As It stands, the bill authorites the~Secretary of War to furnish the National Guard of the variou~s states with Springfield rifles of the caliber named In exchange for any other W:!pe of rifle now In use. The bill has been referred to the War Department for an Opinion as to its merits. Aesistant Secretary Doe, who has given the subject careful consideration, has given * the bill a string indorsement, but has sug gested that It wouid be of even greater ben etit to the militia if its provisions were ex tendedi so as to authorize the exchange of jiw Sprinytield rifies of -45 caliber for arms of the same make and caliber already in the p ossession of the militla, but which have treeme worn out and useless as a result of R'sng continued use. -Under the bill as it stands it would have been impossible to ex chanige the old Sprtngfietd rifles held by the militia for new ones, as the exchange is countined to arms of'other make. According to ';n. Doe, a good gun is a desideratum to maliltamen, and the government should see that they are all properly equipped in thai respect. In view of the main purpose of the bill, It Is believed that It will be amended so as to meet the point raised by the mnil I LONDON'S WAR SPIRIT Speedy Ausembling of a Powerful Naval Armament. Britiab Omeers to Wear tUiforms The Anti-German Feeling in England. (Cepyrighted, 18K, by the Asocated Pres.) LONDON, January 11.-Great Britain Is seriously and steadily preparing for war on a very large scale, at a and on land, against Germany or against Germany. France and Russia, should they combine against her. Emperor William threw down the- gauntlet, It was promptly picked up and energetic steps were immediately taken by the Britizh government to back up this action by a most imposing display of sea power. The gratity of the situation may be esti mated from the fact that It is asserted that rever before in the history of nations has there been witnessed so powerful a naval armament as will be assembled in these waters shortly ready for attack or defense, against Germany or against the combined powers of Europe. The fleet be ing made ready for battle will be composed aelusively of the very fastest and newest British warships aficat, and will be ready for sea on Tuesday next, and the entire channel squa:iron, commanded by Rear Ad miral the Rt. lion. Lord Walter T. Kerr, with the flagship Majestic, will assemble off Portland on January 17. The flying squad ron, which isto be ready for sea next Tues day, also reinforced by six of the latest tulit torpedo boat destroyers, will assemble for final orders off Spithead on January 16. In connection with the prevailing war spirit here, it is stated that the queen has expressed the desire that the British army and navy officers, in future, should wear their uniforms only, putting a-way their civilian clothes for the present,like the offi cers of the other European powers, who are rarely seen in civilian dress even when on leave of absence. In Great Britain It has been different. When officers have been off duty, out of ruarters or on leave, they have almost in variably donned civilian attire, reserving their uniforms for duty, bl-ls or state func tions. All this, it Is said, will now be changed, and the clanking of spurs, clat tering of sabers and rattle of swords will be heard throughout the land, and In the fIshlonable thoroughifares of the metropolis there will be bright visions of red, green, black and blue, toid and silver, sparkling steel and glistening accouterments, to the delight of the fair sex and the envy of the swells who are not military or naval offi cers. All this, of course, will tend to fan the war flame In Britain and heighten the spirit of aggression throughoAt the em pire. It is difficult to give a complete idea of how completely the generally unemotional Britishers are Imbued with the war spirit, how at every public assemblage this week there has been some little Incident or allu sion which has provoked a tumult of en thusiarm. For Instance, at the Olympic Theater the other night a scene depicted the last stand of Maj. Wilson and his little band of Brit ish troopers In-Matabeleland in l.V'4, when, surrounded by about 6,00 natives, they fought for three hours. Wilson, in the midst of a circle of his dead, fired rifles handed to him by a wounded man, and when the last cartridge was fired, taking off their hats, the few survivors sang "God Save the Queen" just as the enemy made the laet rush orn them and completed the slaughter. In depicting this exciting event, actually part of the history of the Mata bele war, eng'neered by Dr. Jameson, oc cur the Ih es: "Englishmen are not wont to wait when the lives of their countrymen are in dan ger." Hardly was this phrase uttered when there was a cry from Hety Pettit, the dramatist, who was among the audience, of: "Three cheers for Dr. Jim." There was an instant's pause and then, with a roar, the packed audience rose in every part of the house and burst out into frenzied cheering, which lasted for several minutes. and then all present sang "God Save the Queen." The feeling against Emperor William per sonally at most bitter, and questions In re gard to his name remaining on the army and navy list are to be asked in liarlia ment. Regarding the statement, subsequently denied by the colonel of the regiment, that the officers of the Royal Dragoons, in gar rison at Dublin. of which corps Emperor William is honorary colonel, had burned his majesty In effigy, it appears that what really occurred was as follows: In the mess room hung a big photograph of the em peror In the uniform of the Royal Dra goons. This photograph, after dinner, was torn down by a number of the young offi cers and thrown into the fire. It is said that the German ambassador has taken the matter up. MRS. VANDERBILT MARRIED. Mayor Strong Performs the Ceremony Making Her Mrs. Belmont. NEW YORK, January 11.-An evening paper says: Mrs. Alva E. Vanderbilt, the divorced wife of William K. Vanderbilt, was married to Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont by Mayor Strong this morning. The ceremony was performed at No. 24 East 72d street, the residence of the bride.. The ceremony was performed at 10 o'clock, and only Miss Smith, Mrs. Vanderbilt's sis ter, and a very few personal friends wei'e present. Almost. immediately after the couple had been wedded they left the house, and, it Is understood,- started for Marble house, at Newport. March 5 last Mrs. Vanderbilt secured a divorce from her husband. The decree was granted on the statutory grounds. It gave Mrs. Vanderbilt the custody of her three children, Consuelo, W. K. Vanderbilt, jr., and Harry Sterling Vanderbilt. Mr. Van derbilt's defense was a mere formality. By the terms of the divorce Mrs. Vander bilt received an income of at least $'.00,000 a year, besides the custody of her children. When Miss Consuelo Vanderbilt was mar ried to the Duke of Marlborough her father gave her away at the altar. The dluke and dluchess passed their honeymoon at Mr. Vanderbilt's place at Islip, L. I. Oliver Belmont, who, like his bride, has been through the divorce court, is as well known as any man in society. He owns a place at Newport, called "Belcourt," one of the finest places of the kind in America. It was built after designs by the late Architect Hunt. Mr. Belmont entertains lavishly. He gave a b'achelor ball at Belcourt last summer, which was a fitting setting for such a scene. Mr. Belmont is a fine whip. Last October he made a coaching tour with Mrs. W. K. Vanuderhilt, Col. and Mrs. William Jay, Miss Ccnsuelo Vanderbilt, and the Duke of Marl borough as his guests. TEACHERS' AID ASSOCIATION. A Large Annual Meeting, With Elec tion of OflIcer. The annual meeting' of the Teachers' Aid and Annuity Association was held this morning at the Franklin school build ing, and upward of two hundred of the teachers of the public school were In at tendance. The most Important business of the meeting was the election of officers, and the following were chosen to serve for the ensuing year: President, Mr. N. P. Gage; first vice president, Mrs. C. B. Smith; sec ond vice president, Miss I. M. Daly; re cording secretary, Miss F. L. Hendley; financial secretary. Mr. John Thomas Free n~an; treasurer, Mr. A. T. Stuart; directors, Miss Annie Beers, third division; Mr. Isaac Fairbrother, fourth division;' Mr. B. F. Janney, fifth division; Miss S. A. Langley, sixth division, and Miss M. Grace Raven A WAY OUT SOUGHT Important Cabinet Meeting in London. IMOOING TO FINCE AD RUBSIA Trying to Reach a Settlement With Venezuela. ADVICES FROM TRANSVAAL LONDON, January 11.-All the ministers were present at the cabinet meeting today, and Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, who had re turned from Osborne, where he was re ceived by the queen, was enthusiastically greeted with cries of "Bravo, Chamber lain," from the crowds awaiting develop merts in Downing street. The cabinet meeting lasted three hours. The colonial office says it is not true that the situation in the Transvaal is more strained than it was. The first naval reserve men have been ordered to hold themselves in readiness for service. The second naval reserve, which is com posed of men belonging to the mercantile marine, have been notified that the services of some of them will shortly be required. The Westminster Gazette this afternoon says that it learns that as a result of Emperor William's action toward Great Britain in the matter of the Transvaal the Marquis of Salisbury will announce at the cabinet meeting today a rapproche ment between Great Britain and France and Russia. The Westminster Gazette adds that the cabinet will also be Informed of an effort, which it is hoped may yet be crowned with success, to end the Venezuelan dispute by an agreement with Venezuela direct. Contiruing, the Westminster Gazette says: "This is complicated by internal revolu ticnary difficulties, but is being steadily prosecuted. If direct diplomatic relations could be re-established there would be a good prcspect of an agreement through the good offices of an American state, not -he United States." A semi-official note will be publi.ahed to day stating that the British got-'rnnent has decided to submit to parliament full in formation in regard to Armenia, the Trans vaal and Venezuela. Consequently the United States Venezuelan commission will sht-rtly have access to all the material points of the British case. Transvaail Cr1.. Not Over. A dispatch from Johannesburg, Trans vral, received today, but dated yesterday, says that the crisis in the Transvaal Is not over. President Kruger and Sir Hercules Robir.on, the goverror of Cape Colony. have failed to agree upon a settlement of the matters in dispute. It is un-derstood that the president in sists upon the annulling of the convention of 1864, and that Amatongaland, lately added to the territory of the colony of Natal, be ai r exed to the Boer republic as an Indemrity for Dr. Jameson's raid into the Transvaal. If thesc reports are true the gravity of the situation has increased, and the reason for tte assembling of Great Britain's fleet may be found in the strained relations be tween the president of the Transvaal an~d the governor of Cape Colony. There are also signs that the Orange Free State and the Transvaal government will make common -cause against Great Britain should there be further trouble, and the report of a secret understanding between Germany and the Transvaal con tinues undenied In official cireles. The frequently repeated assertion that the British government had purchased Delagoa bay from Pcrtugal, thus cutting off any possibility of the Boers obtaining a seaport, is still unconfirmed and uncon tradicted. Details of Jameson's Raid. A special dispatch from Cape Town, pub lished today, says that many details of Dr. Jameson's raid have been brought there by Capt. Thatcher, who fought against the Boers with Jameson's freebooters and the: escaped, disguised as a reporter. The captain says that when Dr. Jameso'n tried- to get round thte Boer position, his men were dropping off their horses from exhaustion and hunger. The raiders also suffered terribly from lack of water, and the Maxim rapid-fire guns became over heated and jammed. The flag of truce hoist ed by the freebooters was made from a portion of the shirt of one of the wounded men, and was waved above theit- heads from the barrel of a rifle without Jameson's consent. The latter cried like a child when the raiders surrendered, and the men loudly cursed the Rand Ultlanders 'for failing to send them the promised assistance. A dispktch to the Pall Mall Gazette from Cape Town, published this afternoon, says that President Kruger has extended the time for the disarmament of the Ultlanders at Jlohannesburg until 6 o'clock tonight, as or.1y three out of forty Maxim guns have been given up. Eloff, President Kruger's eldest grandson, It is added, nearly caused a riot at Johannesburg. He rode into the town at the head of a small body of burgh ers, and fired blank cartridges right and left. The authorities promptly stopped his display, and sent him back to Krugersdorp. The Transvaal government, later, pub l'shed an announcement saying it regretted Elofl' escapade. Jamneson Deposed. CAPE TOWN, Africa, January 11.-A proclamation issued by Sir Hercules Rob inson, governor of Cape Colony, removes Dr. Jameso~n from the positIon of admin istrator of Mashonaland. Hie Is replaced biy Mr. F. J. Newton, secretary of the British colony of Bechuana land. Delegates from the Orange Free State have been seat to the Transvaal to confer with the governmaent of the republic as to the steps to bha taken in the event of the Orange Free State being asked to assist the Transvaal. It has been reported to the government at Plc emfontein, capital of the Orange Free State, that documents have been discover ed showing that a widespread plot existed against the Transvaal. Governor Robinson, however, Is absolved from all knowvledge of the matter. PRETORIA, South African Republic, Jan rary 10.-President Kruger has Issued an other proclamation to the Rand people ask ing them to behave in the future in such a way as to admit of the introduction of reforms. To Be Tried for Treason. JOHANNESBURG, January 0.-A feeling of great uneasiress, accompanied by de pression, prevails here. It Is understood that the U! tlanders' reform committee is to be 'tried for hIgh treason before the high court of Pretoria. Several members of the committee have fled, and one of them was allowed to depart after depositing a surety for his appearance wflen called upon. The amount deposited was $100,000. The government is- greatly Incensed at the tardy and incomplete surrender by the Uitlanders of their arms, which It is be lieved are being concealed. Only about 2,000 rifles- have been given up,' whereas 26,000O are said to have been issued. Blaek Down for England. Senor Jose Andrade, the Venezuelan min ister to the United States, was shown the cablegram to the effect that Great Britain,. according to the Westminster Gazette, was direct diplomatic relatiors *ith Venezuela. the overtures to be made through the good offices of an American statehnot the United State. - The minister seemed much pleased at the news contained in the distiIches, but eall ed attention to the fact tha i was more ly a renewal of the pollcy tred' by Great Britain toward Venesiela oe the begin ning of the boundary disp . In diplomatic circles here; e impression obtains that the news conaed In the dis patches coming at this tifte indicated a backdown in Great- Bditain attitude to ward the South American republic. Chile was regarded as the country through which Great Britain was most likely to make any new representations to Venezuela of the character indicated in the dispatches, as its relations with that Country are cor dial, but at the Chilean leg*sdon it was-said that nothing was known oh the subject. DISTRICT IN CO1FRESS. Appeals From the Po lee Court. Mr. Baker of New Hampshire has intro duced a bill In the House: providing for ap peals from Police Court decislons. To Adnainister baths. Senator McMillan bas received from Com misslor er Ross a draft of a bill ahthors. Ing the attorney for the District of C6lum ia and his assistant to administer oaths and affirmatiers. To License ItInerant ualefans. Commissioner Ross has 'forwarded to Senator McMillan, chairman of the com mittee cn the District of Columbia I the Senate. a draft of a bill imposing a license tax of $12 annually upon itinerant musi clans In tbp District' of Columbia, and for other purposes.. Mr. Ross requests that this bill be introduced in the Senate,. iteh will probably be done Monday. Against the NeiW Telephene. Senator McMillan, chairman of the coin mittee on the District of Columbia, receiv ed a communication from.- Commissioner toss today-.in which the latter states .that' the District Commissioner6 recommend ad verse action upon Senate bill 481, to permiti the Standard Telephone C6mpany-of Wash ington an1.. Baltimore city i to operate 'a telephone plant in the District of Columbia. District Appropriatilons. The District Commissioners today went before the District subcommittee %f the House appropriation committee to explain the features of the District appropriation bill. Watch Boxes in the Capi"ol'Grounds. The members of the polic force of the Capitol are anxious to have watch boxes lccated threugh the grouns Uey are re quired to patrol at night. It, is urged that hardship is inflicted upon the olicemen by requiring them to remain expsed to the inclenency of the weather in standing natch o.itiloors all night. Postmanter's Selas. Mr. Bingham of Pennsylvania has intro duced a bill in the House flzng the salary of the postmaster of this city at $6,000 a year. Columbia R. R. Ete1sion. Mr. Coffin of Maryland has intwoaueed a bill in the House authorising the Columbia Railway Company to extend its liae and tracks, and to construct .a-singe .or double track railway operated by an.ete ea head trolley system, or such etIer mechani cal power as the Commission&s of thE trict of Columbia may approve, but pe.by steam, through and along the followpg streets, road, and highways in the District of Cnlumbia: Beginning at tho bresent terminus of'the railroad at tii Intersection of H street north -and 15th 9treetUeast. then'ee along the B3ladensburg road to the line or boundary of the District of Colunx-, bia; and also beginning at the present ter'-" minus of the road, and thence along the' Bennings road on and over the bridge crossing the Eastern branch to the junc. tion of said road with the AiiaCostla.road; thence north along the Anacostia road to the line or boundary of the District'of Co lumbia, 'and from the intersection -of the Bennings road with the Anacostia road, along Bennings, road to the Intersection of the road with Central avenue." Sunday in the District. The following bill has been. itnroduced in the Senate by Senator McWllan, chai man of the District connnittee, at the re-' quest of the national bureau gf reforms, of which Rev. Wilbur F. Crafts is superiatend ent. He secured the Introduction of a sim ilar bill in the House in 1888, which, in sub-' stance, has been renewed in each Congress since by Congressman Morse. The.House bill is now befbre the House committee, and will be referred by Its chairman, Mr. Babh4 cock, to a subcommittee, of which M. We ington is chairman. It will be remembhere& that a union meeting of the -churbhes of Washington recently authorized a gommit-, tee, to consist of Judge Bradley and six. others appointed by him, to secure the pass age of such & law. The text of the Mors& McMillan bili Is as follows: - "A bill to protect the first day of the.week.. commonly called Sunday, as a day of rest and worship in the District ot Columbia. ' "Be It enacted by the Senate and 1Rouse of Representatives of the United States 'of America in Congress assembled, That on the first day of the week, known as the Lord'. day, set apart by general consent In accor4, ance with divine appointrtent as a day of rest and worship, it shall be unlawful to perform any labor, except works o'f necest. shty and mnerey and work by those 'Who re~ ligiously observe Saturday, if perforrned in such a way as not to involve or~ disturb others; also' to open places of business or, traffic, except in the case of drug stores fei the dispensing of medicines also to make' contracts or transact oth~i commercial business; alsq to engage in2, noisy amuse meats or amusements for gaih; or entertainr meats for which admIttance fees are charged; also to perform anyscourt service, except in coznection with arrests of crim inals and service of poest rve fraud,.rcs o rvat "Sec. 2. Thiat the penalty for violating arly; provision of' this act shall be ,a fine of not less than ten dollars for the- first 'offense for second or subsequent offenses, a.fine not exceeding fifty dollars and imprisonment for not less than ten nor rnode tharl thirty days, and one year's forfeiture of license, 'if any is held by the offender or his employer. "Sec. 3. That this act shall t'ke efetup on its passage." ~fectu Another bilL .introduced by request of the rational bureau of i-eforms, is the Brod erick bill, raising the age of consent In the District of Columbia from -sixteen to eigh teen, and extending the law, to the territ torIes, Is now before the jidary commit tee, of which Congressman Henderson Is chairman. 'To Validate Deeds. A bill to validate deeds Ia the District of Columbia has been Introduced .ln the Sen ate by Mr. Gormah, providing that all acknowl'edgments of deeds heretofore madle by any married woman and recorded for land In the Ilstrict of Columbia be vali dated and the record theregit made evidence whether or not it shall appear that any such acknowledgment was made-privily and apart from the husband. Notice to Subsevgbers. SubscrIbers are earnestly' requested to report any irregularity- in tlw de- - livery of The Star and aido any fai-j uire onw th4 r~Ethe casfier to i8 the door *11." A proper service ca only be ueu tained through the courteagV of sub scribers in reportin .or..i... BENEFIT AND DAMAGE Jury's Award in Denison and Leigh ton's Subdivision. A cAREFUL AD PAINSTAK REPORT Gross ; Indemnity of $253,473, With $126,736 Benefits. THE .NET RESULT The jury of seven appraisers in' case 419, Denison and Leighton's subdivision of Mt. Pleasant, the first of the forty-seven sub divislons embraced within section 1 of the approved plan of street extension heard, sub'mitted their findings to Judge Cox in the District Court this morning. Judge Cox lrscted the report to be filed, and, after swearing the jury.in case 443, University rk subdivision, adjourned the further con ,Wderation of the report until Monday morn Ig, in order to allow counsel for the land 4Dwners time in which to examine the find lnjs of the jury. The jury thereupon ad ,ourned until Wednesday next, when they ill. take up case 453, Ingleside subdivision. In that case they expect to report their Ondings the latter part of next week. The report of the jury was made by Fore #an Louis D. Wine, who explained to the court tk'at they had done the very best tAhey could, and, if any mistakes had been .mtde-by them, they would be found to be errors of the head, and not of the heart. Judge Cox remarked that the jury .had, ne- doubt, well performed a most difflicult sad trying duty, and were entitled to the thanks ef the court. The total amount awarded by the jury as compensation to landowners for land taken is $190,167.26. Compensation for buildings takefn, 355,750. Damages to land rfiflting from the abandonment of streets, 37,555.29. Total amount of whole award, 23,472.55. Amount of special and general tjenefits assessed against all land in the subdivision, 312,736.27, being 50 per cent of. $he total amount awarded. Text of the Report. The report in full is as follows: Compensation for Award,kes Parcel. land taken. Benefits. Benefits. 44...... $4,83 59 $1,614 85 $3,27 74 X . 47...... 26 87 265 87 48...... 154 00 154 60' 49...... as 0 51...... .712 Q 71205. 52 ...... 1,015 1,015 6T 3. 3...... 3,914 04 2,000 00 1,914 04 148...... 274 60 274 40 149.. 371 50 371 50 150... 409 80 49 50 .151...... 44800 44900 152...... 1,04 5 1,074 50 54..... 4,12 30 1,121 35 3,000 95 Col. lnd. 122...... 7,052 70 10030 46,872 :M 12...... ,(143 50 11,645 124 ...... 2.500 40I 2,.vnKI 12.... ..- 2,500 00 2,500 tI - 12...... 2,208 50 2,208 S0 12. 13,404 (JO 13,504 ou 55...... 288 288 56 ..... 3 8 I 6,36968 57....... i"=7 65 5,287 65 58 ..... 4,834 62 8,034 fI2 59 ...... 4,425 05 4,425 465 I. ...... '3,872 05 * 27910 3.52 315 W1. .073 85 536 40 2.537 45 62...... 3,417 37 1,32 15 2,"88 2 65 ..... 6,4103 0 13,043 650 68...... 2,019 29 811 92 1,2U7 37 69...... 1,457 54 1,215 00 242 5W 70 ...... 5 79 89 79 71 ...... 357 90 357 90 118....... 1,372 72 1,259 09 113 413 119...... 1,162 24 1,000 00 962 24 120 ...... 1,540 (0 1,500 00 121. .....5025 00 17.775 (0 122...... 7.748 88 14.548 N8 123. 3,110 72 3,310 72 . 124...:... 2,076 75 32 30 2,076 75 125...... 1,98 55 1,378 25 126...... 1.493 31 472 82 1,020 0 112...... 3,954 72 9q,54 72 113 ...... 4,575 66 4,575 U6 114 ...... 4,061 72 W07 52 3,494 2 N. 115...... 1.530 10 684 30 965 W "8. 115 ..... 1,196 26 870 70 325 54 N. 116...... 1,071 00 1,071 00 800 00 8. 116...... 426 58 42658 125 . 434 10 434 10 126..... 630 00 63000 129. 33 01 353 01 130.:. : 27962 279 62 131 ..... . 27:993 27393 131...... 1.332 81 1,332 81 132...... 1.228 84 1,208 84 13...... 1.08 t 87 1,014 87 134 ...... 1,159 38 1,159 36 101...... 3,151 L0 3,151 20 102...... 10,301 25 20,701 25 108...... 6,200 08 501 44 5.707 61 104...... 4,!00 64 1,140 30 7.560 34 105 ...... 2,393 40 1,653 20 2,146 20 106 ...... 799 68 79. 68 107...... 208 2108 110 ...... 1,645 00 1,645 00 138. ..... 27 89 2788 139...... 81 58 415 58 140...... 82 5W 82 141...... 2,071 95 871 45 1,200 50 82...... 2,092 77 2,092 77 83. 1,592 20 1,892 20 89...... 177 97 177 97 90...... 854 85 84 72 ..... 1,152 80 1,152 80 73 000 00 00000 74..... 4500 4( 00 75...... 450 00 450 00 76 . 40000 400 00 77... 370 00 870 00 78... 3100 8 50 80 79..... 2,002 56 2,002 561 81.. . 32331 3.'331 I2405 The jury assessied against the respective parcels of land embraced withIn the sub. division, as 50 per cent of the amount fixed as special and general benefits, the follow. Ing sums: Parcel 44, 32,039.02; E. 47, $1.:312.48; 48, $1,741.18; 40, 31,890.96; 51, 33,414.81; 'i2, $2,327.1)1; N. 53, $3,946.28; S. 148, 3991.08; 149), $732.17; 150, $770.22; 151. $810.14,; 152, $1,077.76; 54, $2.040.85; 122, $295.81: 55, 82.143.28; 56, $132.05; 58. 32.92; 59, $132.51; 00, $321.00; 61, 31,012.90; 02, $1,362.37; 438, 3932.408; 69, 32,377.40; 70, $1,392.75; 71, '$1,738.97; 118, $2365.29; 119, 31,418.74; 120, $1,790.47; 121, 3345.22; 122, $1(03.01; 123, 3'20.49; 124, $343.08; 125. 33467.70; 126,. 3024.17; 113, $52.32; 114, $7541.22; N. 115, 3708.14; S. 115, 3028.16: N. 116, 31.512.40; S. 1163, $1,107.73: 125, 31,772.36, 124. $1,8-M.33; 120, 3501.01: 130, 3500.00; 131, 720.82; 101, $4-,950.01; 102, $196.02; 103, $873.75: 1414, $1,496.07; 105, 32,033.43; 106, $2,488.17: 107, $2,314.04; 110, $2,674.84; 138. $981.89; 139, 3970.39; 144), $802.50; 141, $1,071.88; 82, 3106.84; SS, 3320.94: 89), 32,798.60; 90, 739.43; 72, $4,939.02; 73, $1,080.28; 74, $1,206.96; 75, $1,26i6..- 76. $1.126.18; 77, 31,041.72; 78, 3985.08; 709 183; 80, 31;12.80; 81, 31,322.05; 84, $1,108.50: 8-5, $1,558; 86, 31, 752.75; 87, $1,9)47.50O; 88, 34,602.13; 91. 32,008. (03; 95, 31,208.02; 00, 31,400.17; 97, $1,811.46; 98, $1,811.48; 90, 32,012.61; 100, 32,413.40; 108, $1,912.00; 100, 31,448.38; 127, 356.7.93; 128, $570.05; 120, 3071.33; 134), $734.7.2; 135, 3452.58; 136. 3829.73; 137, 3840.02. The appraisement of damages to parcels injured by the abandonment of streets or parts of stree$s as public highways is as follows: West part lot 47 nnd n~orth 141 feet lots 148 to 152, Inclusive, 15th street, 13,144.0; lot 50, 15th street, 33,20)1.75; south part lot 53, 15th street, 3608.85; lot 72, 16th street, $600. Counpensationl for Buildings. Comnpensation was allowed for buildings to be destroyed as follows: Parcel 123, 34,000; parcel 127, $100; parcel 58, 33,200; parcel 05, P7,000; parcel 121, 312,750; parcel 122, $6,800; parcel 123, $200; parcel 112, 35,100; parcel 102,. 310,400; parcel 104, $4,500. Compensation for damages to land not takes was as follows: Parcel nortli 110, $300.; parcel 105, $1,400. .Gen. Frameis C. Barlsw Dead. NEW YORK, January 11.-Gen. Francis Channing Barlow, the former attorney gen oral of this state, died at his home in this city today, in his sixty-first year. HIs death was attrIbuted to the effects of grip VENEZUELAN. COMMISSION First Full Xeting Held Today at the Stat. Depurtmelt, Seeretary Olney Meets and Spends Some Time With the Couas slon-Choeesig a Secretary. The Venezuelan bcundary commission held a meeting in the diplomatic room of the State Department today. All the mem bers were present, including Prof. A. D. White, who arrived here last evening from Ithaca, N. Y. He was the first member to put in an appearance and he took occasion to pay his respects to Secretary Olney. While they were chatting Messrs. Brewer. Alvey, Coudert and Gilman arrived and without losing any time in empty formali ties, the commissioners repaired to the diplomatic chamber and estered at once on the consideration of the important business with which they are charged. The session began promptly at 10:30 o'clock and lasted continuously without a break until 3 o'clock. Inasmuch as Mr. Blandford, private secretary to Secretary Olney, Is constantly engaged with his regu lar official duties, It became necessary to select some one else temporarily to dis charge the duties of secretary of the com mission. Mr. Frederick Haig, private sec retary to Mr. Justice Brewer, who is an expert stenographer, acted in that capacity at today's meeting. The principal business of today's session related to the sele-tlon of a permanent sec retary and his assistants, iceluding trans lators, etc. It developed that there was a conflict of cplnion as to the best man for the office of secr tary, :*nd most of the &ession was epnsumed in the consideration of that matter. The filling of this office was regarled as one of the first duties of the commission, Inasmuca as upon the sec 'retary will devolve much of the work of organizing the working force of the com mission. It was the origiral intention to have heid a morning and an afternoon session. bAjt this plan was abandoned -in favor of a continuous session. About 1:.3) o'clock Secretary Olnev was irvited Into the rcom and spent uearly half an hour with the Commisioners. . p THE FREE LIBRARY. Subcommittee to Coasider it All Favorably Disposed. Senator MeMlilan, chairman of the com mittee on the District of Columbia. today appointed a subcommittee to make a re pcrt on his bill introduced In the Senate December 30 "To establish and , provide for the maintenance of a free public library and reading room in the District of Colum lia." This subcommittze consists of Mr. McMillan. chairman; Messrs. lansbrough and Wetmore. Messrs. Hansbrough and Wetmore are members of the Senate committee on the library and the experl..nre of both is such as to make therh thor-mughly alive to the necessities of every great city for a library. Mr. McMillan is on recori as being earnest ly It" favor of peoviding a free puhlc 11 brary for the District -Af CohImbia, the bilk inti'oduced in thei last Congress for that purpose having been his own measure. and the plan therein proposed was in conform ity to the system adop.ed at his home in Dttroit, Mich., for the raintenance of a 11 brary. The pending bill Is to a great ex tent similac to the measure he introduccJ, though it is modifiel In a number of re spects in order to meet the special require ments of the District. All the members ef the subcommittee are believed to be in fa vor of the bill and a favorable report on it is expected at an early day, when it will be considered by the full committee on the District of Columbia. STOPPED UNTIL SPRING. Cold Weather Prevents Conduit Build Ing--ilnth Street Cars to Be Heated. The continued cold weather has caused a cessation of the work upon the new elec tric system which is being placed upon the main branch of the Metro'xolltan Railrcad Company, and it will not be taken up again until rpring. It was found that the con crete filling of the condult, which is com posed largely of cement, would not set if laid when the tefinperature was down low, but would crumble and break; consequently It was deemed best to discontinue work altogether. It was ex pected when the conduit was commenced that the new system wonHi be in place and In operation from 15th street northeast to 9th ttreet northwest Uefore Christmas, and this announcement was made by the com pany, causing much iratification among the patrons of the road residing east of 9th Ftreet and esnecially those living on Capi tol 1111. Their disappointment is natural ly keen. l'ut the delay was unavoidable. In a few days all the trailers on the 9th street I-ranch will be heated by electricity, as the Chevy Chase electric cars of the Capital Traction Company have been for some time. The material necessary for addlng this comfort to the cars is already at the power house and is being placed in the various cars as rapidly as possible. Personal Mention. Maj. L. L. Blake, who has been seriously ill with an attack of his old enemy, the gout, and whose condition caused much alarm among his legion of friends, Is re ported to be rapidly Improving. Mr. Samuel Cross has almost entirely re covered from the Injuries he recently re ceived by the overturning of his carriage. M. M. Stephens, mayor of East St. Louis, and his bride are at the Raleigh on their wedding journey. J. M. Johnston, the prominent Newr York lawyer, is at the Raleigh. A. A. Lesueur, the secretary of state, and 3. M. Seibert, the auditor of the state of Missouri, are at the Raleigh. Win. E. Griffith, the well-known banker and politician of Cumnberland, Md., is at the Ebbltt. Ex-Gov. Crawford of Kansas Is -at the Ebbitt. P. L. Williams. the well-known attorney of Salt Lake City, Is at the Ebbitt. There are two young ladies with him, both of who-ui are named Kate Williams, but who are in nowise related. One is his daughter and the other her most intimate friend. Mrs. Win. R. Bliss of New Yora and Mrs. Waldo Richards of Boston. Intimate friends of Mrs. Grover Cleveland, are at the Ebbltt. Brewster Cameron, who was one of the most-talked-about men In the country dur ing his connection with the Department of Justice several years ago, is at the Riggs House from his piresent home at Aransas Pass, Tex. Dr. Justin, the Inventor of the dest rue tive shell that behrs his narre, is at the Riggs Hou~se from Syracuse, N. Y. A test of his projectiles is being male at Indian Head today. E. Ellery Anderson of New York is at the Arlington. Wheeler H. Peckham, a brother of the newly created Supreme Court .iustice, and who would have been on the bench him-' self but for Senator Hill's opposition, is at the Arlington. Arlington as the avant courier of the co0 horts which are to come next week and endeavor to prevail~ upon- the national democratic -committee to send the national convention to Gotham. Lieut. William Welgel, eleventh Infantry, is in thie city on leave of absence. Lieut. C. N. Whistler, fifth artillery, Is In the city on official business. Capt. Henry Glass of the Texas is in the I you want today's news today you cqp And it only in The Star. IT WILL BE AFFIRMED se ate F eign c amitta D . Sulport of Monroe Doctria.. ITRATY BMi H a I Action to Be Taken to Protect Americans in Armenia. - IMPORTANT MEETING TODAY The Senate committee on foreign tla tions was In session for two hours tabr discusring the Cuban, Armenian Ad Ven esuelan questions, with incidental refeenea to the Monroe doctrine. Theme was a fun attendance of members. and the discussion took a wide range on all the subjects un der consideration. There was eso fnal coms mittee action on any of the bis or joint resolutions bearing upon any of the sub jects in hand, but all were referried te sub committees for special ianrstigatisn and report at a future meeting. During the meeting the committee was mppled with copies cf the Associated Press dispatches bearing upon Great Britain's aovements in Venezuela and elsewhere. They were read with much interest, and comnmeajed upon at sotpe length, especially in View of the fact that'they throw newI light upon ques ticns which were then under discussion. The conmittee adjourned at I o'clock t4 meet subject to the call of the ceairan. Kesee Doetrie Sgaa... The committee took action a0 but hut of the subjects before It. It decided eM , positive affirmation of the Monroe doctrine by Congress. A subcommittee was ap pointed to draft a resolution declaring the sense of Congress cn this question. The discu-sion on this point was conduct~ ed upon the basis of Senator Lodge' reso lution. which seemed to meet the approval of a majority of the members. Senator Turple took exception to some of the phraseology of the resolutlia. but there is little question that the asensure when reported'will adhere citsely'to the Pnes ef the Lodge resolution. The subcommittee in expected to report to the next meeting of the full committee, or it is possiale that the committee may be polled without a formal meeting. The committee was almost unanimous 6 advocacy of the declaration on the ensree doctrine. Senator Gray is understood to have taken a position adverse to such a declaration. The opinions advanced were almost all to the effect that the Venezuelan affair had served to emphasise the wisdom of this doctrine, and to show that the time was ripe for an oflicial declaration of it by the law-making power of the land. England's 11sesilbie eilseefiea. The Associated Press dispatch amaieiing England's purpose of dealif' independently with Venezuela was cettmiented uspo sps elally In this connetion, and esm At fth Senators' expressed thb-gmtim the report might be ofly too weE bodad Ccmnent was made upon the poree.of the P'esident's message. leaving the door open. as they expressed It. for this Uhne of attack on England's part. but it appeared to be the sense of the comnmittee that if England should succeed In patching up the Inatter with this South American republe that circumstance should not be allowed to stand in the way of a general declaration, which would at least serve in future emergencies. Friemdalmess to Csbn. Senators Sherman, Lodge and Morgan were appointed to consider the Cuban question, and the discussion in the esea mittee indicated that whatever may be done will be on the lines of the recoguition of the belligerency of the insurgents. It was apparent that a very friendly feeling toward the insurgents pervaded the com mittee, but the Inclination appeared to be against Immediate action. The opinion was expressed by the meet pronounced friends of the rebels that te precipitate action might do thsem more harm than good. T1here are also many other circumstances. to be takes Into con sideration, and the question presents so many phases that considerable timse will be necessary for the proper investigatios of the question. No immediate report in, therefore, expected upon this matter. Arenia Cenam~eoud. The Armenian question was etan up ad also referred to a subcommnittee. 11he opin ion was general that the aministration should be supported in any .eort It mints make looking to the protection of Amer ican subjects in Turkish territory, and that the United States should make Its in fluence felt. in that quarter. How best to proceed to do this is the problem -which confronts the committee, and it is to this phase of the matter tchat the subcomumittee is expected to give its special attention. Cuba im time Keuse. Assurances have been gt'ven by the Hotse committee on foreign affairs to those mnen bers who are particularly interested in the mrcvement to secure reognition for the Cuban revolutionists that that question will be thoroughly and carefully Investi gated, and that a report will be mnade upon it to the House at the earliest day con sistent with such aninvestigaton. A subcommittee of the foreign afaira committee has been designated by Chair iran Hitt to take jurisdiction of the Cuban matter, with these members, Adams, Penn sylvanla, chairman; DraperMassachusetts; Hitt, Illino~s. Some imspatience has been v'clced In the House' because a resolution to recognize the revolution has not haee brcught forward and passed imflbediately, and patriotic and sentimental reasans have been urged In support of this feeling. The friends of "Cuba Free" feel certain that there is a great majority in Congres en their side, and that whenever a resolution may be brought up It can be passed with an enthusiastIc demonstrationawhich would materially encourage the struggling revo lutionists. The for eign affairs committee recognises fully the existence of this sentiment, bet the subcommittee does not feel justified in acting without the usual deliberation, nor is It at all certain that they will deem it expedient for this government to recognize Cuba at once. Data at Eand. The House has passed a resolution call ing upon the State Department for all the information It has on the subject, and the Secretary of State has informed Chairman Hitt that the evidence will be given him as soon ..s possible. Recently President Palma of the Cuban junta left a great mass- of documents with the Secretary of State. and beside these there are on die in the department much correspondence with Spain incidental to the present upris ing. Clerks are compiling these papers in to form for the use of the House, and it would be. in the opinion of the members of the subcommittee, to step outside of the regular order of procedure to recomnaendI any sort of action to the House until thasse papers have been considered. If In the meantime the insurgents maan age to capture Havana their victory would be such unmistakable evidence of the status of the resolution that the commit tee would not hesitate to ask the H-ouse to recognize the state of belligerency with out delay. Members of the subcomumIttee do not hestte to ay this.