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No. 13,372. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1896-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. TWO CENTS.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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