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LATE NEWS BY WIRE
Au . & Rnea11Jeoomes Governor
Ano Ohio."
IAMUURYN ELI A? IfIUO
Major McKinley Lays Aside His
Responsibilities.
MUTUAL FELICITATIONTS
COLUMBUS. Ohio. January 18.-The in
auguration ceremonies inducting Asa S.
Bushnell Into the office of governor began
at 11 am., wben Gov. McKinley and staff
and joint legislative and citizens' commit
tee met him at the hotel, and escorted by
troop A of Cleveland, the Champion City
Guards and fourteenth regiment, 0. N. G.,
proceeded to the state house, where Gov.
McKinley, addressing the multitude In the
rotunda, referred in appropriate terms to
the occasion, presented his successcr with
a commissloa as governor and then intro
duced Gov. Bushnell.
Gov. McKinley said:
It is a tribute to our institutions and an
assurance of their strength and permanence
that those Who stodd opposed to each
other at the last election, now cheerfully
acquiescing In the popular will, have gath
ered here to participate In the Inauguration
of Gov. Bushnell, and to wish him God
speed and the realization of a useful, hon
orable and distinguished administration.
No governor ever entered upon his duties
with more kindly sentiments of regard and
more certain evidences of public confl
dence. coming from every quarter of the
state and from all classes of our people,
than lie who talkes the oath of office today.
No aovernor but one ever came to the
office with a larger plurality, and but. one
with a larger popular vote than he. It
will be a source of bomfort and tower of
strength to him to realize always that he
has behind him the people whose only aim
is the public good- and whose support can
be counted upon in every effort to promote
the welfare of the state. I congratulate
Uim that he enjoys this confidence, anrl
&M sure that the people will follow him
ith their blessings and prayers.
"My last official act is done when I pre
sent to you, Gov. Bushnell. in behalf of
the people and by their command, your
commismion as governor. No act in my
four years' incumbencX has given me more
genuine pleasure than this. I know it
will not be out of place to say-for it Is in
my heart to say It-that you have my warm
and sincere personal good wishes, both In
your public and private life. May a kind
Providence guide and preserve you not only
4 during the years of your official term, but
in all the years of -he future, and may
your administratiot, be of great advantage
to the peopl4, a credit and honor to younr
self and one illustrious in the annals of
the state."
Governor Bt.shnell responded in an ad
dress which showed the resources and
greatness of the state, and concluded as
follows, after a graceful tribute to Maj. Mc
Kmley:
"Standing here as oge who, by the suf
frages of the people, has been declared
chosen for the highest office of this great
state, I am not unmindful of the meaning
of the responsibility I assume. The natural
pleasure and gratification that comes to one
who is called to such an eminent place
among his fellow men is sobered by the re
flection that it remains to secure the ap
proval which should follow the work of the
faithful servant. Time only can tell how
much or how little I shal merit your com
mendation, but it will be my constant aim
and purpose to serve you as faithfully and
as wisely as there is light given me to
show the path of right, and I shall ever re
member that I am the servant of the peo
ple. With a full consciousness of the grav
ity of my task, and with a dependence on
your patriotism and good will, after asking
your prayers for my success in administer
ing Its duties, and the aid of the Almighty
Be'ng In my earnest endeavor,. I reverently
and devoutly accept the trust you have
placed In my hands."
CLAIM TO MAVE ENOUGH NAMES.
Welington Men Say That a Caucus
Will Be Held.
SpEidal Isgatcb to The Evening Star.
BALTIMORE, Md., January 13.-A large
number of western Maryland politicians,
representing every section of the sixth con
gressional district, left Annapolis this af
ternoon to aid Congressman Wellington In
his campaign for the United States sen
atorship.
The Wellington men say that they will
secure enough namos to hold a caucus
either tonight or tomorrow night, and pre
dict that Mr. Wellirgton will be nominated.
Owing to the death of one of the dele
gates from Baltimore county, it takes only
forty-one names to call a caucus, and this
number the Wellington men declare they
will have no diffieulty in getting,
A large delegation from the easterEi
shore Is in t-nwn on its way to tine capital,
and the claims of Col. Mullikin, Mr. West
co'tt, Mr. Russum and the other candidates
frcm across the hay .are being vigorously
boomed. 'The aim of the eastern shore
unen is to prevent thne holding of a caucus.
COREcA'S QUEEN.
N. Adviees Mere 'That She Is Still
* Living.
There is nothing in the advices received]
at the State Departmaent to sustain the re
port that the Queen of Corea was not as
sassinated as reported last autumn.
The Japanese legation has received n<
advices concerning. the report that the
Queen of Corea Is alive and welL. This n
tire transaction,hnowever,has been shroude(
in so much mystery that officials here
would not he surprised at any develop
ments. In 1882 -the same queen was re
ported killed, and all the dettails of thi
atrocity were'glven to the world, but afte,
a year of mourning her majesty returned t<
the capital amid great refoicing.
COMMOTION IN HAVANA.
Alarn Clased by a Torpedo Explo
mlem Near the City.
HAV',MA, Cuba, January 13.-Quite a
commotion was caused in certain circli
here last night by the report that the in
surgents were approachingr Havana. Th4
. rews spread with great rapidity, and thern
'was considerable relief among the Spanisi
authorities when It was discovered that the
salarming report grew out of the explosioa
of an immense torpedo in the vIllage o
Vedado, near this city.
THE FINANCIAL SITUATION.
CopIes of the Bond Cire=3ar Seat te
AU the Poamters.
The Treasury Department is perfectinj
Its arrangements for the consideration o
all proposals that may be received in re
sponse to thne circular for the sale of $100,
000,000 four per cent bonds. Copies of tin
bon1 circular have been mailed to each o
the 75,000 postmasters In the United State
with the special request that they be place
In a conspicuous place In the post offices.
The Secretary of the Treasury today sen
to the Senate a reply to a resolution Intro
duced by Mr. Peffer, asking whether $100,
O,ie00 in gold or any pert thereof has a
any time since the establishment of th<
gold reserve been actually segregated from
the other currency or money in the Tres
ury [Department.
Thne Secretary says that neither thi
sum nor any other has been set apar
from the general cash In the treasury fo
the redemption of the legal teWier note
of the United States or for the redemptioj
of any other form of paper money. Ther
is no law, tine Secretary says, requiring
separate account to be kept, and al
moneys received into the treasury are de
posited in the general cash.
The Hebrew Patr.
The executive committee of the Hebrei
fair will meet this evening at 8 o'cock I
the Eighth Street Synagogue to conside
important business connected with the eri
ESCAPED AND RECAPTURED
Benemi Oliver Gooding Brought. Bask
rrom Alsalua.
Got Away From St. EMIsabeth'.-Aa
Interesting. Charneter From -
St. Loits..
Gen. Oliver P. Goyding of' St. Louis,
Mo., one of the most rc.ted'of the Inmates
of the gov,,rnment hoogttal for the Insane,
escaped from the ground; where he was
Dermitted to exerci3e, yesterday.
As soon ao the abse ice of Gen. Gooding
was noticed by the atte-dant in charge the
matter was reported ;o Dr. Charles H. Lat
imer, the physician who has the direction
of the building of which Gen. Gooding is
an Inmate, and in a very short time word
was sent to the police authorities of the
District, through Dr. W. W. Godding, su
perintendent of the abylum.
Officers from the in3titution were also at
once sent in pursuit of the fugitive, but
failed to find any trtze of him whatever,
and returned to the asylum.
Last night about 8 o'clock Gen. Gooding
arrived at Shepherd's Landing, just above
Alexandria, on the Maryland side of the
Potomac. and requested Capt. Albert Fair,
who has charge of the Baltimore and Ohio
barge, which is used in carrying cars across
the river, to allow him to go to Alexandria
with him on the barge. Upon arriving in
Alexandria he asked Capt. Fair to direct
him to a hotel where he could spend the
night. He was directed to the old Braddock
House, but upon arriving there the clerk re
fused to give him lodging, as he had no
money with which to pay for it. Gen. Good
ing then went across the street to police
headquarters and asked Capt. James F.
Webster if he could not arrange for him to
get a night's lodging, at the same time stat
ing that he was a Mason and that he desired
to see some of the prominent Masons of the
city, and that there would be a check for
him In the post office today from his brother,
who is in the west.
The captain sent him back to the Brad
dock House with Officer Atkinson and gave
him a room for the night. About 11:3o
o'clock a telephone message was received
from police headquarters in Washington
requesting the Alexandria authorities to
look out for the escaped man, giving his
description. Capt. Webster *immediately
recognized his visitor of the early part of
the night and so telephoned the Washing
ton authorities. The captain then placed
Officer Atkinson on guard to see that Gen.
Gooding did not escape, and this morning
he was brought before the mayor, who in
structed Officer Atkinson to take him back
to the asylum. The officials of the asylum
were notified and requested to have a car
riage meet the officer at the train arriving
In Washington at 10:30. They were met
at the Baltimore and Potomac depot by
Dr. W. E. Brown, one of the resident phy
sicians of the asylum, with a carriage. In
a few minutes they were on their way to
the asylum. As the carriage was passing
tLe Capitol 'he general became very much
excited and tried to escape from the car
riage, but was soon quietedand without any
further incidents he was safely returned to
the asylum. Dr. Latimer stated to The
Star reporter that in future Gen. Gooding
would not be allowed the use of the
grounds without an attendant.
Interesting History.
Gen. Gooding has an interesting history.
For a number of years prior to and at the
time he became insane, during 1893, he was
a member of the board of police commis
sioners of St. Louis. Nothing had occurred
to make people suspect that his mind had
become unbalanced until one day he made
the announcement in the most public man
ner to his friends that he was about to
marry Miss January, one of the leading so
ciety belles of the city, and a member of
one of the wealthiest families. The state
ment made by the general soon reached
Miss January, and she promptly and em
phatically denied the assertion.
The friends of the lady also took the mat
ter up, and an investigation resulted in the
discovery that Gen. Gooding had become
partially insane. One of Gen. Gooding's
colleagues on the police board was Mr.
James L. Blair, a relative by marriage of
Miss January, and the general conceived
an Idea that Mr. Blair and Messrs. John T.
and A;thur Lee, other relatives by mar
riage with the January family, were i
conspiracy to kill him, and he openly made
threats to kill them If he met them on the
street.
When the announcement reached the ear
of the Lees and Mr. Blair they appealec
to the court for protection. An Inquir3
as to General Gooding's mental conditor
was made, but before he could be taker
into custody he left St. Louis.
The next heard of General Gooding h
had come to Washington and was stop
ping at the Hotel Oxford. Here hi
strange actions soon attracted attention
but nothing was seriously thought of the
matter until he declared publicly thal
there w-s a conspiracy between Presiden
Cleveland and several Senators to ruli
him. He also made many other wild as
sertions, and at last became so violent tha
he was subjected to a medical examina
tion, which resulted in his being committet
to the government hospital.
THlE HOUE TARIFF BILL.
Chances of Its Passing the Senati
Greatly Improved. .
Developments since Saturday have cleare
up the situation with relation to the tarif
bill in the Senate. The prospects of thi
measure have very greatly improved.
careful consideration of the matter has let
a number of silver men to the con clusloi
that their best interests will be served b:
voting for the bill on the final vote. whethe
or not the free silver amendment Is adopte]
The chances are that, after voting for th.
free eninago amendment, all the free silve~
republIcans will vote for the bill In what
ever shape It comes to the final vote. Ther
is still some doubt about the requisite vote
being got in the committee to secure th
favorable report of the bill, but if it is re
ported, the course formally decided upon b:
the silver men will almost certainly resul
in its passage by the Senate.
An Excepti5.n In This Case. g
This decision on the part of the silver re
publicans does not affect the policy of th
silver republicans toward general tariff leg
islation, but they make an exception In fa
vor of this bill because it is not expected t
become a law, and, as republicans, they ar
willing that the President should be cot
fronted with the republican proposition tiha
the condition of the treasury today Is du
to a shortage in the revenue. Eight repul
licans are expected to vote for the free coln
age amendment to the tariff bill. This I
not expected to be enough to adopt thi
amendment, and these eight votes are to b
east In favor of the' bill, whether amende
or not.
In the committee of finance the situatio:
is changed only to this extent, that mnstes
of having a majority of one againstereport
ing the bill, the vote will be a tie, and ai
rangements may be made by which the bi
will be reported.
Silver Republicans' Plan.
If reported, it wili not be defeated by th
votes of the silver republicans. The reaso:
for this is that the silver republicans agrc
with the rest of the party that there shoul
Sbe more revenue, and they want to fix th
responsibility on the President if he is de
termined to veto a bill which gives mor
revenue.
THE V ENEZUELANV COMMiISSIONv.
Mr. Maliet-Prevost's Appointment ai
Secretary Practically Settled.
Owing to the fact that Mr. Justice Bree
er was engaged on the Supreme Cour
bench today, the Venezuelan boundar,
commission did not meet this morning. a
Swas expected. Beginning tomorrow, the
will have daily sessions at Justice Brewer
residence, 1412 Massachusetts avenue, unt
permanent quarters can be fitted up on th
- fourth floor of the Sun building, on]
street.
-'e W'ilte of the crommission calleda
the W'- te House today and paid his rt
?p~ctsi to Lhe President.
r It is practically settled that Mr. Sever
1 Malet-Prevost of New York, who wa
r prominently Identified with the Peralti
- IReavis ease, will be appointed secretary c
the commission.
JUMPING ON HILL
Mr.' Pritehard of North Carolina
Began It.
POPULIST SENATORS JOI1 IN
The New Y( rk Senator Vigorously
Defends Himself.
MATTERS IN THE HOUSE
The Vice President today laid before the
Senate a letter from the Secretary of the
Treasury in reply to a resolution of inquiry
presented by Mr. Peffer as to whether
$100,000,000 in gold had at any time been set
apart from other funds. The Secretary
states that this had never been done, there
being no provision of law authorizing it.
Mr. Call (Fla.) submitted a number of
petitions in regard to Cuba and asked that
they be printed. Objection was made by
Mr. Platt (Conn.).
An Echo of the Sinek Case.
Mr. Faulkner (W. Va.) presented a re
port giving the laws of each state of the
Union and England in regard to the right
of a father to will the custody of his chil
dren to any one. This is an etho of the
Slack suit recently brought before the
courts of the District of Columbia.
Mr. Hale (Me.) stated that he would in
troduce a bill doing away with the statute
of Charles L. now in effect in the District
of Columbia.
Mr. Mitchell (Ore.) called up and had
passed a bill allowing settlers on forfeited
railroad grants to hold land by fencing and
improving it, and making actual residence
unnecessary.
Messrs. Pritehard and Hill.
Mr. Pritchard (N. C.) made an address
dei'ending himself against the charge of
inconsistency rrade by Mr. Hill of New
York last week on the ta'r1iff question, and
during the course of his remarks had sent
to the desk and read an Associated Press
report of the Senate proceedings. He at
tacked Mr. Hill's record for consistency,
and said he had been repudiated by the
democratic party.
Mr. Hill. in reply, expressed surprike at
having brought fcrth so elaborate a state
ment. and said he believed that he was as
active a member of the democratic party
"what there is of it"-as any one. He sai.
it was true that he voted against the Wil
son bill; he had reaqons for voting against
it. He believed in tariff reform, but not
In that way. The democrats were all trav
eling toward the democratic haven, but
in different ways. The other side was
traveling in the other direction.
Mr. Pritchard's reference to John Y. Mc
Kane, now in Sing Sing for election frauds,
he said was unfortunate, as an illustration
of democratic corruption. Both himself
and colleague were elected long previous
to McKane's wrongdoing.
Mr. Hill said that Mr. Pritchard's refer
(nce to Bat Shea was also unfortunate, as
Shea was a republican and his trouble oc
curred in a republican district in Troy, N.Y.
Mr. Hill proceeded in a breezy vein to
defend himself, showing his consistency in
politics and public affairs. He referred in
cidentally to the fact that John Y. McKane
had long been a republican and was fore
most in New York republican politics for
years.
Mr. Pritchard again took the floor and
called attention to the fact that John Y. Mc
Kane had rever got into the penitentiary
until he joined the democratic party.
Mr. Hill sought to interrupt, but Mr.
Pritchard would not permit an interruption
and proceeded, smilingly, to reaffirm some or
the points he had made against Mr. Hill.
Mr. Butler (N. C.) referred to Mr. Hill's
statements concerning the politics of the
scuth. Mr. Butler asserted that the cause
of defections from the democratic ranks in
the south was the "betrayal of the party on
the great financial question" and the oppo
sition to an income tax, in which opposition
the New York Senator took a most active
part.
A Lively Time.
Mr. Hill was again on his feet at the
close of Mr. Butler's brief remarks. He
sarcastically referred to Mr. Pritchard's
attack on his colleague, Mr. Butler. The
former asserted that. North Carolina had
been republican since the war, and yet this
was a reflection on the democracy of the
other Senator from North Carolina (Mr.
Butler). "When the great contest of '96
comes," proceeded Mr. Hill, "I am inclined
to believe the people of North Carolina will
-again be in line for true democracy."
"Let me say," interjected Mr. Butler,
"that North Carolina will never cast her
vote for the gold standard man of any
party."
"Still harping on my daughter," continued
Mr. Hill. In his opinion one of the two
great parties-the democratic or republican
-would prevail 1n the next election, with
out reference to the fickle fancies of North
Carolina.
Mr. Allen (Neb.) sought to question Mr.
Hill. whereupon the latter created a laugh
by remarking, "Still another Richmond in
the field."
Mr. Allen asked if Mr. Hill meant to as
sert that the democratic party was united
on all questions.
s "Hardly that," said Mr.~ Hill, adding
ironically, "perhaps we are very slightly
divided on the financial question."
Mr. Allen proceeded to say that the dem
ocratic Senators were divided on finance,
f on the tariff and on the income tax. "Sev
r enteen Senators now sitting on the demo
cratic side ought to be Atting on the other
side," said Mr. Allen.
Mr. Hill jocularly responded that the Ne
r braska Senatpr "scattered Worse than an
- old shotgun.' He pointed out that if these
e gentlemen (Allen or Butler) warrted an in
scome tax they ought to proceed to have
one; let them introduce a bill, It might be
unconstitutionial, but as the distinguished
- statesman. Tim Campbell, remarked.
y' "What's the Constitution among friends?"
tMr. Butler asked if Mr. Hill would sup
port his constitutional amendment design:
ed to secure an income tax, to which Mr.
Hill answered that he would never vote
for such a "silly" proposition..
Mr. Hill closed with a glowing tribute to
e the "grand old democratic party."
-Mr. Morgan on the Silver Bond Bill.
At 2 o'clock the personal controversy
closed, and Mr. Morgan took the floor on
-the silver bond bill. He referred to the
t intrigues before national conventions, and
e the "wind-shaken platforms" of these
bodies. In his judgment the emergency
-tariff and bond bills were constructed
merely as a part of the platform to be laid
before a national convention next sum
mer, and not with any purpose to enact
them as laws.
Mr. Sherman Criticised,
Mr. Morgan criticised the financial course
of Mr. Sherman, while the latter snat across
Sthe aisle giving close attention to the re
marks.
THE HOUSE.
SToday being the second Monday of the
e month was, under the rules, set aside for
the consideration of business relating to
e the District of Columbia. Although the
co~isideration of the House rules has not
e bcen completed it was decided to give to
day to the District of Columbia commit
tee. Before Chairman Babcock claimed
the day Mr. Morse (Mass.) presented the
a following resolution for reference to the
committee on foreign affairs:
-Whereas, the most mournful tragedy of
t the nineteenth century has been and is now
being enacted, under the apparent sanc
tion of the Sultan of Turkey, by which
shundreds of thousands of Armenians are
V being ruthlessly slaughtered in cold blood.
s women are being driven into a captivitl
w orse than death, and Inhabitants whc
have fled to the mountains are dyIng o1
cold and starvation;
Whereas, the blood of these martyred
dead cry to heaven for justice;
t Resolved, That the committee on foreigra
affairs consider the expediency of reporn
ing forthwith some expression by this
0 government in denunciation of these atroc.
a ities, and if they find we, as a [email protected], are
powerles to act, that we invoke the co
if operation of the allied powers to wipe th4
earth and sech the freedom and inde
pendence of Armenia.
The resolution was referred, and the
House then entered upon the consideration
of -istrict business.
Tq unimportant bills were papsed, after
which Mr. !A yielded the floor, and
the' House we into committee of the
whole for the w~sderation of the pension
appropriation .
The Penal AppropriatioS Bill.
Mr. W. A. 8 4 (Pa.), in charge of the
bill, explaine provisions. It carried
$141,325,820, a ction of $,750 from the
estimates. T amendments to existing
law attached to ?he bill provided that pen
sions granted ifter the act of 1890 should
date from the Nat application, no matter
'how many times they, had been rejected or
dismissed for defect or informality in the
application, and repealed the provislon of
the act of 1890, requiring a widow to prove
that she was dependent for her support on
her daily labor, Instead, by the terms of
the amendment, she must rove that her
net income does: not exceed |00 per year.
In answer to a question Mr. Stone said
he did not know how many widows would
receive pensions under the amendment. but
it mattered not whether it would result in
giving pensions to oe or one hundred thou
sand widows. The government was not
so poor that It could not afford to pension
the widows of the defenders of the Union.
(Applause.)
A Proposed Amendment.
Mr. Graff (Ill.) gave notice of an
amendment he proposed to offer inhibit
ing the reduction or suspension of a pen
sion on allegations of fraud until such fraud
had first been proved in a United States
court. The amendment was practically
the same as that originally drafted by the
subcommittee on pensions, which was sub
sequently abandoned because it was
thought that it trenched upon the territory
of the committee on infalid pensions, which
purposes bringing forward a general bill
to cover this ground.
AFFAIRS. IN GEORGETOWN
Skating on River and Canal is All the
Rage.
Sudden Death of an Aged Resident-A
Sunday Runaway-Various In
cidents of the Day.
Outdoor skating evidently enjoyed the
zenith of Its glory for the season yesterday.
and all day there were crowds upon the
ice. The ice was not in as good condi
tion. however, as It has been during the
week owing to the rise in temperature,
butthis fact did not deter people from en
joying themselves to their hearts' con
tent. The more cautious skaters selected
Rock creek as the scene of their pleasure.
and a number skated up to the Zoo and
beyond. The canal also had quite a crowd
upon its frozen surface, and one or two
parties skated up to Great Falls. By far
the largest crowd was on the Little river
and the river, and at one time fully 1,000
people were out. In the forenoon the Littie
river was the principal scene of sport, but
owing to its thawing condition the skaters
forsook it in the afternoon+ and went-o$
on the river. The Aqueduct bridge was
thronged withspectators, who, from their
high point of" vantage, enjoyed the antic's
of those below. 'No accidents occurred
which were serious. One skater whose
name could not be ascertained while playing
in a game of skinny fell and one finger was
cut off by another person skating over his
hand. Several parties went overboard
while getting on and off, but suffered no
harm other than A good ducking.
?u'dden Death.
Mr. Thomas Goodrich, an old and well
known citizen, waf found dead In bed yes
terday morning, After having retired the
night previous in good health. For some
years past he resided on Back street, just
below the Tunlaw road, living with an un
married daugMer-ind two sons. On Satur
day he was as lively as ever, but in the
afternoon he coaeblained of a pain in the
region of his heart. He paid but little at
tention to this, however, and after spending
the evening home, retired about 11 o'clock.
His two sons. Tnories and Joseph, slept in
the same room with him, and when they
awoke about 8 o'clock yesterday they en
deavored to arouse their father from his
deep nlumber. Death from all appearance
came quickly and painlessly. The deceased
was sixty years of age, and was a carpen
ter by trade. His wife died some time ago.
but four daughters, three of whom are
married, and two sons survive him. The
coroner was notified, and after viewing the
remains today gave a certificate of death
due to heart failure. The funeral will i
held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from
his late residence, the interment being a,
Holy Rood cemetery.
Oicers Elected.
The annual election of officers of the
Catholic Benevolent Legion was held yes
terday at the meeting In Stahlman's Hall.
The result was as follows: President, J. T.
Clements; vle president, P. J. Carr; secre
tary, Harry B. King; collector, J. W
Stahiman; treasurer. J. W. Burns; mar.
shal, W. M. Gorman; gi.'rd, D. F. Sheehy;
trustees, John A. Heenan, .1. J. Murphy,
and Joseph Schladt. Joseph H. McGirt
continues to be the chancellor of the Wes1
End branch. From the reports of the olc
officers the affairs of the Georgetowr
branch are in a very flourishi.ng condition
being strong numerically and financially.
Runaway.
While out driving Mrs. Josephine Merrit1
and a young lady companion met with ar
accident yesterday afternoon about 2:;l
o'clock on N street near 35ith street, whici
ft rtunately resulted in no serious injury
The norse ittached to the carriage becam.
unmanageable and running up on the side
walk at the southwest corner of the streel
intersection attempted to climb a smal
term:.e. The carriage upset and threw the
cccupants out on the sideualk. Some gen
tlemeni in the vicinity came to the rescut
and righted things.
Stricken by Paralysis.
Mrs. Celia Lauer of 3145i Dumbarton ave
nue was stricken with a fourth attack o;
paralysis last Friday. and for a time 1
was feared that the result would be fatal
A change for the better occurred yesterday
and now hope Is felt for her recovery.
.Miscellaneous.
Rev. James Collins. S. J., formerly vie
president of Georgetown College, and nov
of Fordham College. is in town on a visit ta
his parents. He was the celebrant at the
S o'clock mass yesterday at Trinity Cath
olic Church.
The funeral of Mrs. Anna T. Yates, wha
died In New,,York last Wednesday, wai
held yesterdaiy atfernoon at Mt. Zion M. E
Church. The ,int0rment was in Mt. Zioi
cemetery.
Rev. Dr. A. B. Ames conducted the morn
ing service at the Dumbarton Avenue Mi
E. Chureh yeaterday, and delivered an abli
sermon to a large.eaudience.
The little daugt~er of Lieut. Swindell a
the seventh precinct, who has been sick fo
some .time, Is on a rapid road to recovery.
THE 1ART COMMITTEE.
Members Ex~lpihig the Models SUb.
mitted for tue Sherman Statue.
A committeestf ihe Society of Sculpture c
New York, consisting of Messrs. Bruc
Price, George B. Post, D. C. French, Au
gust St. Gaudeti ?hd Olin L. WVarner, spen
several hours'toddy' in the corridors of th
top tidor of the Wir Department inspectin;
the twenty-three models submitted for cor
petition for an equiestrian statue of Gert
S'herman. The improvised hall of sculptur
vmas entirely closed to the p:ublic today, is
order that the committee might pursue they
investigation without interrup tion.
Two very handsome design~s have beo;
added to the collection since Saturday. Onm
Is the work of Paul Wayland Barttell c
Parts and the other the work of George E
Bissell, also of Paris. These two .modelh
which are of an unusually handsome charn
acter, will be considered by the committe
along with the others, It having been de
cided that all- models shipped on or befor
the 1st instant were eligible for compet.
tion.
The art committee expect to complete te
day the duty of selecting the model -fror
v. hich the statue is to be made, as well a
the four other models which are entitled I
the awards of $1,000 each as the next be:
GROCERS TESTIFY
0ensinug the 46A of Kr. Ohapmn, the
Unwilag Witnes, '
The Price of Sugar and How n is
Regulated Diseussed
Is Court.
The trial of Mr. Elverton R. Chapan.
the 1ew York stock broker, charged with
violating section 102 of the Revised Stat
utes of the United States in refusing to
answer questions propounded by the Sen
ate investigating committee in May. 184,
was resurr.ed this afternoon before Judge
Cole in Criminal Court: No. L The hear
ing, which occupied the whole of last week,
was unexpectedly adjourned from Friday
afternoon, when the district attorney
found himself unable tvroceed because of
a ruling of the court, holding that Mr.
Searles, secretary of the alleged sugar trust.
was not required to appear as a witness In
behalf of the prosecution.
In opening the prcceedings this after
noon the defense made application for a
subpoena duces tecum against the secretary
of tne Senate for the production in court
of the journal of the Senate for May, 1M4.
Mr. Birney objected, on the ground that
the other side desired to prove by the jour
nal something the court had already passed
upon as inadmissible. Judge Cole stated
that it had been thecustom of the court
to decline to issue subpoenas duces tecum
to secure the production of public docu
ments, unless it was clearly set forth that
certified copies of such could not be ob
tained. It was finally agreed to accept the
printed copy of the journal in evidence in
lieu of the original. By this evidence the
defense desired to prove that nothing else
occurred at the time except what Is re
ported In the journal.
Price of Sugar.'
Mr. Birney next stated that his adver
saries and himself had at last agreed upon
one point. that being that the American
Sugar Refining Company had paid, since its
incorporation, dividends at the rate of 7
per cent per annum on its preferred stock
and 12 per cent on its common stock.
The prosecution then called Mr. Nicholas
H. Shea, a local grocer, to the stand. The
witness stated that he has been In business
thirty years and had dealt largely in sugar.
buying that commodity largely from the
Franklin Refining Company, and later from
its successor, the American Sugar Refining
Company.
The prosecution sought to prove, by Mr.
Shea, that the American Company con
tiols the sugar business in this country,
but the defense objected to the question.
claiming that the witness has no means
of knowing positively on that point. Judge
Cole decided that Mr. Shea was a compe
tent witness, and the latter went on to
state the price of sugar, so far as it ap
plies to his establishment, is regulated by
bulletins sent to him by the American
Sugar Refining Company through its Wash
ington agent. C. M. Sioussa.
Mr. .lesse C. Ergood and Mr. Frank Hume
a ere called and examined as to the prices
of sugar.
Mr: C. M. Sioussa, a broker for the
Franklin sugar refinery of Philadelphia,
was also examined.
An adjournment was then taken until
t norrow morning, when the prosecution
expects to close its case.
KEPT A "HELL OF INIQ4UiTY."
Judge Kimball Sends Dorsey Swan
Down for Ten Moaths.
William Dorsey Swan, the colored man at
whose hc.use. No. 1504 L street northwest,
a "drag" was raided about two weeks ago,
and who was convicted in the Police Court
last vreEk of a charge of keeping a disor
derly hovse, was sentenced to ten months
in jail by Judge Miller today. This is the
case in which a number of men, white and
colored. were found in this place, which
Judge Miller charactericed as a "hell of
iniquity." There were several colored men
and one white man reported to be of the
character of Swan, and during the trial of
the case in court theCe appeared young men
of respectable parentage who told of how
they had visited this place, danced and in
dulged in strong drink of all kinds, from
beer to champagne.
A large stock of liquors found oan the
premises was in court as evidence, but
Dorsey said that he didn't have to buy the
liquor.
In disposing of the case Judge Miller
told of the fearful revelations made at the
trial, the downfall and ruin of young men,
and said he only wished he had power to
impr se a ten years' sentence.
"I would lyJe to send you where you
would never again see a man's face," said
the judge, "and would then like to rid the
city of all other disreputable persons of the
same kind. Thieving and petty assaults
amount to nothing as compared with the
cor duct of these people."
Mr. Mullowny, for the prosecution, asked
for a year's sentence, but this the court
did not impose, but gave him ten months.
DONNELLt CLSE.
Long-Standing Liquor License Ap.
plleation Up Agala.
The Donnelly case has come up again.
Jarmes D. Donnelly conducts a fancy gro
cery store at the corner of 14th and H
streets northwest. In connection with his
grccery store he conducts a wholesale
liquor business. The residents thereabouts
have fought the licensing of this place for
several years. This year the license has
been held up upon the protest of the neigh
bors that the place was not regularly
licensed last year, and, being within 400
feet of a school, is nrot entitled to a license
this year.
Mr. Nathianlel Wilson submitted a brief
statement on behalf of the protestants, and
the attorney for the District has been re
quested to submit a1 legal opinion upon the
points raised by Mr. Wilson.
BALTIMOREAN iN BOW STREET.
Secretary of the Potomac Duilding
Association.
LONDON, January 13.-At how street
police court today Mr. Bell, secretary of the
Potomac Building Association of Baltimore,
Md., was charged on his own confession
with forging the manager's name to a check.
Mr. Bell surrendered yesterday to the Scot
land Yard authorities, and said he had ar
rived here on board the U mbria under the
name of Thomas. He was remanded.
Nomninations . Considered.
The Senate committee on judiciary today
decided to report favorably the nomination
of Charles B. Simonton to be district at
torney of the western district of Tennessee.
This appointment was opposed by Senator
Harris, and charges were filed, but were
not regarded sufficient by the judiciary
committee.
The nomination of William L. Marbury
to be district attorney of Maryland, who is
opposed by Senator Gorman, again went
over.
For the Santa Clns Club.
The Evening Star has received cash sub
scriptions for The Evening Star Sanrta
Claus Club pound party as follows:
-Heretofore acknowledged..........,.2.8
S. K. C....................... ........ 3.00
In His Name .........................3.00
Little A. Spencer Burrows........... 1
-A small child.......................... .1
Force school building................1.2
Cash .................................. 1.01
A friend, Ft. Myer, Va................ .5
Cash............................'... 1.01
Johnson school .......................0
M. E.S8............................... 2.01
.Miss Ella Kinsey...................... 2.00
___________ 258.70
Lecture by Isaae Gans.
1Mr. Isaac Gans has accepted an invitatior
to deliver an address before the pupils o:
the Business High School Wednesday nex1
at 1p.m.Mr.-Gans has chosen as his sub
ject,.Watt Know to Enter Commercial
Court of Appeals.
In the absence of Mr. Chief Justice
-Alvey, who was engaged today as a mem
b er of the Venezuelan commission, Mr.
Justice Hagner of the District Suprene
Court sat in the Court of Appeals today
t and will probably sit on the bench of thi
INCREASE THE LICENSE
Role. Oalu, as a Eule, Fawur the
What the.E1oet Would e to Prob
lesatie-U'ewer saloons mad Poe
sibly More Speak-Easies.
The proposition to Increase the Iqur
license fee from S4M6 to $1.6t, which is be
ing discussed In the Senate committee, was
a subject much taped of In police eiss
today. Almost every member of the peitoe
force favors the higher amount for Various
reasons, and they are desirous that Cos
gress should act on the subject, in order to
have the amount of the fee increased be
fore the beginning of the next license year.
"The fee should not be less than $100,"
said Inspector Hollinberger. "t 9ogress
should not stop at providing for such an
increase., It should be made a penal offense
to sell liquor without a icense, and this
penalty would make a liquor law operative
and reduce the number of violations."
"The increase proposed would rid South
Washington as well as other sections of the
doggeries," said Lieut. Vernon -of the South
Washington police station. "But." he ad
ded. "unless a severe penalty is also pro
vided the number of 'speak-easies' will be
Increased. An increase to $.00 would
close about three-fourths of the saloons
and would certainly benefit the city."
Mr. S. T. Thomas, attcrnel for the dis
trict, said he had not cot'sidered the mat
ter. He thought that the Increase In the
license fee would make a material decrease
in the number of salooms and would suit
some of th.e people in the business, but
what effect it would have on the District
he was rot prepared to say.
"I am opposed to %u Increase." said Mr.
Pugh. assistant attorney. "for I think the
preseat fe.i is sufficient."
He said, however, that he favored a
change In the mannar of granting licenses
He thinks that the Pollce Court judges, and
not the excise board, should pass upon the
applications. The judges, he said, have
knowledge obtained in court of the char
acter of the different ealoons, and when
an application would come before them they
would know what to do with it without any
hesitation. In many other cities he said
the Police Court judges pass upon such ap
plications.
A man In the wholesale business, who
does not favor an incease In the amount
of license tax, says he thinks a law might
be passed to cover sev tral alleged abuses
about bar rooms. - He thirks women who
own bar rooms. He thinks women who own
bar rooms should not be permitted to remain
In the places and carry on the business
where they are liable to hear bad and in
sulting language, nor does he think the
children of saloon keapers should be per
mitted to stay about the saloon.
POR THE VILREN.
Renewal of Mr. SlCk's Effrts to
Reain PasseAsion.
Counsel for Mrs. Mary Kemble Black, the
widow of Wi. Hall Slack, today gave
rotice that Mrs. Black will, at the earliest
day practicable. renew her efforts for the
possession of her children, two little girls.
Counsel for Mrs. Addie Black Perrine, the
aunt and testamentary guardian of the
little ones, in accepting the notice of a
renewal of the contest, remarked that they
will vigorously resist Mrs. Slack's efforts.
notifying her counsel that they will urge
every defense in opposition. intimating that
they will introduce matters not heretofore
brought to the attention of the courts.
These matters were made known in Cir
cult Court No. 2 this morning, after a jury
had, in the absence of opposition on the
part of Mrs. Slack's counsel. Messrs. A. S.
Worthington and George i. Hamilton, for
mally declared that the will of her husband
is a valid one.
In abandoning today the contest over her
husband's will Mrs. Slack did so that she
might prosecute before Judge McComas
the habeas corpus, which proceedings, be
cause of the order of Judge Hagner. was
estopped so long as the coatest over her
husband's will was pending. As soon as
the formal verdict of the jury had today
sustained the will counsel for Mrs. Slack
cor.tending that the will contest had there
by been finally settled., asked Judge Mc
Comas to set the habeas corpus proceed
ings down for a hearing Thursday next.
They also notified Mrs. Perrine's counsel
that. in prosecuting those proceedings,
they wodld insist that the decision of the
New Jersey court, in awarding Mrs. Stack
the custody of her children, is an adjudica
tion of the matter which the courts of this
District are bound to respect and obey.
Mrs. Perrine's counsel objected to setting
the case down for Thursday. remarking
that they proposed showing much more
in opposition than they had in the hearing
before Judge Hagner. Finally. Judge
McComas stated that unless something un
foreseen prevented he would take up the
case next Saturday morning.
STEADILY SCOCESSFUL.
An Enterprisiag Business Nan Ex
tends Him sphere of Usefl.e.
Ability, coupled with well-directed enter
prise, may always be depended on to
achieve substantial success, and~ excel
lent illustration of the truth of lobeer
vcation may be seen in the case of Mr. G.
W. Simpson. Several years ago he opened
a small tailor's establishment at 9th and G
streets, with a small stock of goods, but
plenty of pluck and faith In advertising. in
three years he was compelled to enlarge his
building, and in 1802 his business had so
increased that he moved to still more com
modious quarters, at 12th and F strets
northwest. Mr. Simpson's business methods
continued to be attended here by pros
perity, and he has now made another pro
gressive movement by leasing the entire
building at 12th and F and remodeling It,
and now has one of the largest and beat
equipped tailoring establishments In the
south. The first and second floors are de
votsd to -sales rooms, omices and fitting
parlors, while a large force of skilled tailors
occupy the upper two floors and are kept
busy making garments for the well-dressed
men of Washington. Mr. Simpson says he
attributes much of his success to judicious
advertisipg, In the best newspapers, and by
catering to those attracted by his an
nouncements precisely in accorda~nce with
his representations.
Ga'ainmmd Cetton Marktet.
Furnished by W. B. Hibbs & Co., 1421 F
street, members New York stock exchange,
correspondents Meses. Ladenburg. Thai
mann & Co., New York,
Wh at-a........ i% 5a .I
Ca-4aa
Oats-sa.......
May......... % W4U ~
Fein-Jry...........
Fainut~'........t m. High. low. (amssa.
0020 .00 70
March...............01 8.0n 7.00 6*g
Blaltimnere Markets.
BAL-TDIORE, January 1I.-Flowr dsll-westerm
super, . 3 a-990; do. extra, S2.a.s0o: do. fam
ily, 3.15=ap.5; winter wheat patent, P.a.s; n
spring do.. P.40.83.00: apag wheat straight'
P.25ma3.5O- receipts, 852 barrels; dhipmemts.
31,564 barrels: sales, ~Obarrela. Wheat easy
spot and mnth. 47eO; Majvh, 6lapsh- Ma.
eoha68%--recepts. 2200 hushels: stoet,hsi0aa
bushels; sales. 4.000 buhli-nthere wheat by
samuple, 68a70; do. os grade. 44sl. Caem weak
-spot, mouth and February, 3- s33; March, 37%a
317%; May. 3ita38%; steamer mnixed. 31%s31%.
receipts. 70.256 bushels; shipmnenta. 148.714 bee
elm; stock, l.342.820 hashei. sles. 0.000 husheta
eouthe.rn white ear, 32%ai%; do. yellew. ,~
32%. Osts arm-No. 2 whie western. 24.24%; he.
2 mixed do.. 22%28-receIpts, 236bushels; stock,
157,667 bushels. Bye steady---o. 2. 38% tor
nearby; 40 westera--reeipta. 1.522 hugshela; stoek.
1,730 bushels. Hay armm-chelce timothy, $16.01
aske1d. Grah. fegts gelet ad ese-steam ta
Lirerp4g per Ib - l3% Febrary; ('ork for ordusi
prquarter, 3s.3d. January. ugr arm-gras.
ated. 4.95 er100 pounds. Btutter steady-faatry
creame~' .a ; do. Imitation, flai2' do. ladle.
18 : ladle, 15al6: store pacd. 1l1a:s.
steady--frh. II; cold storage, 175mb;'limned. 14 .7
Cheese .Srm--asey New York. 00 pneuds, 11.114:
do.' 35 pounds. 11%a11%; do. 22 pounds, 12a124.
Whisky aehanged.
Agaist thme Dbstrset.
In Circuit Court No. 2, in the ease of
IElizabeth Bailey, .amaanlstratrix of the es
tate of Davis W. Bailey, against the Dis
trict, the jury this afternoon returned a
verdict in favor of the plaintiff for S,.
- ."19.20, with interest from July 18, linOL
FINANCE 00- TRADE
m nnz Wvuwmoi
01cautionw for the Od ft
G112!NERAL tmRK! oh ORT
Ipedal Dhtb ta s n. adse Sat.
. NEW YORK, Januy I-A mame Mral
construction of the recent South Afrioam
ePisode and the consequent revival of coal
deuce In Germany's friendship. found roees
tion In a higher LAndon market this nasoa
Ing. The short interest at that center was
credited with the bulk af the buying but
some extension of the long account was um:
questionably in proess during the day.
Opening prices on thi sde were advano"
from 14- to 13-4 per cent in sympathy with
the changed eenditions abroad. The chat
acteor Of the local trading was not meobas to
tore a continuatiom of the upward mene
aent, 'the astt bla dugihasly bae al
orders outside of the room.
Prolit taking by traders helped to rWed
the advance, but did not destroy the steady
undertone.
The assurance that the treamsury wU be
guarded against any heavy withdrawab
of gold pending the disposal of Its bends
destroyed confdence in the wiadem at sahrt
sales.
The willinnes on the oat of the US
viduals and institutiens winia entrl the
available gold supply te ceunteract the
evils of the popular lban idea by making
good any 'omes Msustaid by the eoever
swn of legal tenders into ch1 iS known I
ofcial Circles M we me in the struet.
Confidenme in the saaem of the aew lan
in theretere met locking among the parties
in interest.
The narownessa of the market maes a
sustatned mevameont in epee at ths
timne, but no -ntastal delna gses prob
able. except in istmamees where yadu
forces are at work. The Mrega aema
market rules fram under as ipreved de
mnand. Reanttannem aginst remam Usper
tation a m being arranged for by ae is
housed.
The enga-emeent of a haif-winion emin far
export was announced during the day, but
no .lgeflanant outward 'mvement if com
templated.
The selling of Manhattan. whi
been a feature of the market foer several
days past, was resumed this mnerig, a de
cline of 2 pet cent from a strong enng
being recorded d~aing the early tran
The sales have been credited to aie
source, but no notive beyod the ce
tonary reference to the eucoe of surface
lines been- imAndS
St. Pandas the 1ats 11'XAnge grete
were in good demand at vauisa times
throughout the day. prise advancing.
easily on moderate ~ s. TIMe re
moval of the duwe I sdve batme
of the .a.atlon. coupled with the prospecns
for a peaceful aettlemnet Ot European d3
culties. would force the intter eie o so
curitieS well to the frost as ineula1"
leaders.
In the industrial department swr was
again the feature at the beat -t- re
corded since toe resumption of cmmareaue
buying. A decline in certain grades of he
reined product was a=nonced dr-- the
inorning, but was not regarded as a factor
in detersmaing the value of the stedk.
Chicago Gas was held in check weme
some expreomon of oginien by the attorney
general of Imlinas as to the vandi et
the new oavnsi=ation schsemA. eot '
the schene are comnmat of its ulimme"
success.
The trading of the last hew was med
eratively active, and in many Ismtmocm at
the bot prices of the day. -
WEANCVAL AND * - MENU1 AL<
The f~oerig are the poog, the W
em and the lowest and the e6sedg -pes
of the New York steak market today, as es
ported by Corson & Eacartay, membere
New York stoct eeheag. .
Kmm Moore & Shiau. o ..... e~..y.
400. 3111 . Em. IMML.
Ameras snger.. 41a.9a -
American Tbo - ... 0 11W
Aab.se.............. .. 1
amn1Aa Scuttem.....is 4
Canada Padic.......... ..... ..... ..... ....
C....C&SL .. 81* UKn5
C CagLe&scr....... g g
g.M.at. Pan9........ -a m g 6 51
C. M. a Ot.P rid... M s M
.1&PnLac. e1% es1 1
Delaware & lidsen.... j 15 51 16 o
oft. & . GrindePfd "a" 'i 5g
af. & Catte Feeding.. Ism amg t5g 1a
General mzeeric........ 4s% a
luimes oentral.......51 e egg
Lake me....
Marpon Trunam.. - ut se Dt
amhanln DeesSEe.... ea% 6% R
mieass cetra.............. ......
'.aseaiade..... 61 55
NaTtNEnag d0.................
man.. ne.,..
NoraemPasieF 11
Uint, a Western...... ..tag , aM
Pacifie Mail..........
Prhta. Tacteon......... 6% et
Tefma coL atte..... e 1 m m o
Umailn nlwa , f4.N 5e.% 3
webiee. .............. og 8165
# b aerh............................
Waahlagem-2 eesse an.-r .Ma,
typs, at 6. Aiite re-Meteeuua menan b
#1.060 at 111: 61.000at 111; $1,00 at iaq1
naam g. 4,ian. 114% 13li a 11 .
115% bi. 30-year ammt e1l, 6b88,~i
steek . 1601. cum, I WeSer s We,
bu- opbe e s
bl n lelt s 381us d4 b.U
Gas s, asiS A alB 6 Wo.
tGes Cepe . merie B, see i. W.~ge
Gia eene 81, aim b18, an. aske
iesctrie eev. 8s10 6S bi. 136 aipaUb
lit Im ht.s Ta de. U maa.tm
cerIty ad Tu 5. A. asS 0., see hid. Aemma
trriyad rmt Is, F. ad A.. Mee tig. W.
luastnm Machet ma. let 8. Mas Mi. Wg.
lnstoa Maitet C.=pa== lup. 61. aM tie. Wash
-nte Market emeyaa eat. 8,1 ho iS. MName
Htan amnnsae e, 141 hid. WaiMitmn E
Nattamat stoks.-esk of ggtne3
bui. Baak er the aspebiie, Se itamg,
ae.= lleUS bG nnbUM.
~ae. Carnta 114 M. Westme 2b0 MS0 M Se
asked. Tndes,Uhl4 166 amarn lanellA
ted. 16s aked. Ohbis, bU , 81s aged.
Safe Depasit ad Trust a3aes.t..s go
Depst and Trst. U EMi* 2 e36 Wd..aa
Lea'and Tuat. 1l8 bed. 12 mani Aaate es.
twrity and Tuest. 181 Mi. Wathiepte Tab,
peelt, 64 bed. 70 asked.
Ralitrad Steets.-capuital Tceetis aa pa 4
bid. 80 asked. Net yalia 6 lE, 41 aio. s,
s~mM, s bu. t.ae sed- set 3
sahad. Oeenu and Temauntesn Se
ties ad UaeA* ht Ssem.-W e
aT Mie, 45 ~ai. ieleupuintae, 70 Mss. tna
3e bid. Petsmae. es hd. Aesa USe Mid.
ma- Gersman-Auee, 16 hi64. Nratises
Unlea, 10 bud, I2 asked. (habi.1 bad, 3
-Uaka .La dm.% bu . S ad.i h.
bad. iurse Lin -R, as, eatshe e
bId. 116 sked. Cnbinatm. , em Mi, 3 ages
W--aa=stan Title, S ambe.
Teampaione sad lae, s.. aus sen
can (id. 4 ..a. Enemalice On
Mbelaas teeis.-Wauiuaa~mtU
Mi. Geat in las eUSM I6 ai. Eml
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