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LATE NEWS BY. WIRE
Bafoting for United States Senator egn at Aapnnl. - That is Not Half Enough to Give Him the Election. ADJOURNED TO TOMORROW sp.w nant& to The Esean Par. ANNAPOLI.M Md., January 14.-Both houses of the general assembly of Maryland began baloting at noon 'today for the sue cessor in the United States Senate of Charles H. Gibson. No candidate received a majority. As soon as the vote was taken both bcuses tranaceted a sma amount of rou tine business and then adjourned, as the member, wee an too full of polities to at iend to anythlrg else. In fact, as soon as the vote was announced and the various republican candidates and their friends, who are on the ground, began ,o work among the members, preparatory to the vote to be taken in the joint eonvention temorrow at noon. The vota In both branches was greatly scattered. Mr. Wellington led in the house of delegates, receiving 2 votes; Mr. West Cott of Kent, 10; Mr. Goldsborough, 11; Mr. Mulliken 7;-Mr. Dryden, 5; Mr. Torbert, 1, and Mr. Mudd, 1. All the above named are republicans. 0 - 0 The democratic vote was divided. CoL John Walter Smith, sate senator of Wor piIer ce , receiving twelve votes, and Mr. Daniel M. Henry of Dorchester receiv IRg six votes. Senator. Bond and Emery were abset from the senate, and Senator John Walter Smith did not vote. None of the Owndfate. received a majority of votes. The ressalt of the ballot was as follownr: Senator John Walter Smith. 9; Dan'l 3. Henry of Cambridge. Dorchester county, 3; Congressmen George L. Wellington, 3; Phil lp Lee Goeieborough, 3; Senator Clias. T. Wetooft 2; Senator A. Lincoln Dryden, 2; Bobut B. Dixon of Easton, Talbott coun %W' democratic senators held a meeting Wier to the meeting of the legislature at whieh It was determined to give the com Pulmentary vote of the state to -Mnatbr John Walter Smith of Worcester county. Efforts were made to make the compll mnentary vote unanimous, but President Bruce and Senators Jackson and Michael declined to vote for any one other than Dank-a X. Henry, and while Mr. Welling ton Is undoubtedly in the lead, he Is not In the lead to the extent that he and his friends expected, and there Is no doubt that he is disappointed at the result of the vote. Seve-al of the members of the house who were absent today will be present tomor row and will vote for Mr. Welingtmn. There were nine absentees In the house, one member is dead, and two absentees and one member not voting In the senate. The fght now is raging with greater bit terness than ever, and all the candidates are working like beavers to get votes. No change in the situation is indicated. All the candidates are on hand. Western Maryland appears to be solidi Bel in Wellington's Interests, and a large delegation of his political allies are down bere to keep the delegates from that sec tio IW line. None of the eastern shore candidates show any disposition to withdraw from the fight, but they are solidly united in op posing any attempt to 4gnore or repeal the eastern shore law, and have caused the circulation of pamphlets through the house and senate reminding the delegates of their oaths to support the constitution, and narning them that a vote for a west ern shore man will be a violation of their obligations. A number of prominent republicans who are after other olices are finding some difi culty In keeping out of the -entanglements of the senatorial contest. Among these gen tlemen are Gen. Thos. J. Shryock, Mr. Wm. T. Brigham and Maj. Joseph . Carter, who aspire to- the state's treasurership. and ex Postmaster W. W. Johnson, Dan'l Huddinger and other., who are after the police com missionerships. While every effort Is being made to keep other matters from interfering with the senator.al contest, there Is no likelihood that It will be successful, and the candi dates for the several other offices will be drawn Into the light against their wilL JUDGE ROBINSON'S DEATH. Victim to Heart Disease at * An napeNs. teeIal Dkpstch to The Eveaing Star. ANNAPOLIS, Md., January 14.-Chief Justice Jno. M. Robinson of the court of ap peals dropped dead of heart disease hiere at 1 p.m. today. Judge Robinson succeeied Judge Alvey on the Maryland bench. B. AND 0. AFFAIRS. A Representative of J. P. Morgan & C.. Confers With fai. Shaw-. BALTIMORE., Md., January 14.-Major Alex. Shaw, chaIrman of the finance com mittee of the Baltimore and Ohio, and Mr. C. Morton Stewart, the representative of J. P. Morgan & Co., baad a conference today at Major Shaw's office, at which, ft is said, the position of the Baltimore and Ohio and the needs of the company per discussed. Major Shaw was seen ater the confer exnce, but declinedl to make any statements. He, however, said that he might have something to say after the directors' meet ing tomorrow. There was considerable talk In circles supposed to be on the Inside of Baltimore and Ohio affairs, that Mr. C.j orton Stew art might be Invited to ace pt a potion In the directory to represent Messrs. Mor gan & Co., in the event, that house decides to take an Interest In the company. uRsU-ED BY THOUSANDS. Massares of the Armenians by No Means Over. CONSTrANTINOPLE, January 14.-Ac cording to Information collected by the emasses, 2,000 Armenians were killed at Orfah on December 28 and December 20, and at'Bredjik, Roumkale and Djiblre 00 were killed. President Brissm Re-Eieeted. PARIS, January 1.-The chamber of deputies reassembled today. M. Henri Bris son was re-elected president. The indiana. The battleship Indiana, having been fitted with her torpedoes and tubes, sailed from Newport today for Hampton Roads. Court of Appeals, The Court of Appeais adjourned today mnil Monday next. This was done, It is said, to allow Mr. Chief Justice Alvey to devote himself this week to his duties as a member of the Venesuelan commiesin, - and to as to not Interfere with the present assignment of the members of the District SuBpreme Court. For Coast Defenses, Senator Lodge today Introduced a meas nre In the shape of an amendment to the fortifications appropriation bill authoriz ing a bond issue of $100,000,000 to pay for coast defenses. The republican caucus to nominate a candidate for United States Senator was held at Frankfort, Ky., Saturday, and resulted Ila the nomination by acclamation of Ccrngressman W. Godfrey Hunter. His was the only name presented. Three sena ters and three representatives were absent. Sixty-one senators and representatives were pre sent. Some of the absentees had given proxies. The large frame storage sheds at the corner of Biayard and Riidgley streets, be longing to the glassware firm of Swindell Bros., Baltimore, were burned last night together with their contents; loss 31%05,. In the New York assembly yesterday a resolation was adopted petitionig the President and Congress of the United Mate, to recognise the Cuban patriots as Melgerents anel expressing sympathy with ' Seammy of the 19i=m===pw. PostmaWterWilDett of the 4419 post ofce appeared before the Houes committee en post mces and post roads tdse in be of Representative Bingham's bi -raising the salary of the postmaster of Washingten from nW0 to KSOM. Mr. WiDett submit ted voluminous statistics to show that the businass of Washington is suffeimnt to plase it In the ranks of cities like Buffalo. and others whose postmasters are paid $0,000 a year. To Provide for inebriates. Mr. Reach intreduced in the Senate- today a bill to provide for the care of inebriates in the District of Columbia. It is similar to a e=s=a== Introdued in the House of Repre sentatives by Mr. Meredith-on December 9. To Prevet Cruelty to Amnbims. A bill for the prevention of cruelty to antz mal In the District of Columbia was today introduced in the Senate by Mr. McMillan. It provides that no person shall perform any experiments on a living anima calculated to give pain to such animal, except subject to certain restrictions. Experiments .by licensed medical practitioners may be per formed, but the animals experimented on are to be placed under the influence of an esthetics until before they are revived. A first offense In the violation of this law ren ders the offender liable to a fine bf $150, and a second offense. to a fine of 300 or six months' imprisonment. Medals foir Distriet Vetewams. Mr. Herrmann of OrCon has introduced a bill in the House providing that the .Sec retary of War be authorised and digected to procure a silver medal, with suitable devices, to be presented to each of the several oflicers and soldier, and the fami Des of such as may be dead, of the first twenty-one companies of the District of Co lumbia volunteers who were the first to render service for the defense of Washing ten city, the capital of the nation, in the late war,,and prior to the 18th day of April, 1851. Fire Sa the Woods. This afternoon about 130 o'clock a tele phone message received at police headquar ters asked that a fire company be sent to Petworth woods. where there was a fire. The person who sent the message said that the fire in the woods was spreading rapidly in the direction of Rock Creek cem etery. A chemical engine was sent out. The Nicaragna Canal. The Nicaragua canal scheme received at tentien today from the House committee on interstate and foreign commerce, when Chairman Hepburn designated a subcom mittee of seven to have special charge of all proposed legislation for building the canal The Potters' a==ociattou. The United States Potters' Association met here today for their twentieth annual convention. There were about thirty memars present. a Te Launch the Helega. Arrangements have been made for lanehing the gunboat Helena at Newport News on the 30th instant. A large party from this city will attend the launch. Northern PaiSe's Receivers. Associate Justices Fields, Harlan, Brown and Brewer of the Supreme Court today, in chamber, gave a hearing to the attorneys who are interested in having the receiver ship of the Northern Pacific railroad con solidated. . A SILENT CONTRACT. The Watehing Poelieman's Fears Were Deeply Aroused. Fran the Chicago Record. The policeman stood on a windy corner at 4:30 yesterday morning looking up a short side street. On one side was a row of frame cottages. and in. every one of them was a light. On the opposite side of the street was a six-story flat building, housing more. persons than. could. have been crowded into six blocks of cottages. In all the front and side expanse of win dows there was not a single light. "Strange." mused the officer. moving up he quiet by-way. In front -of the cottages he paused. "The little rascals are awake early," be chuckled, as volleys of "ohs" and "mys" came through the cottage windows. "But what's the matter with the kids In the flats?" There was no answer, of course, and he trudged on. At 5:30 o'clock he stood again on the same corner. Every hlind In every cot tage window let put shafts of light, but In the big apartment house all was dark. "Wonder if the gas has smothered 'em al?" he mused, in genuine -concern. He moved around on another side and resur veyed the gloomy walls in the mist of morning. Still no light. As he stood looking somebody approached. It was the policeman on the next beat. "Hello, Mike, what's the matter with the kids in the flats? Ain't one of 'em up yet.". 'Sure, an' devil a bit will they be." "Why not?" "Because there's not a kid in the whole buildin'." And there wasn't. The leases all read: "No children allowed." Determined to Be Beautiful. From the Saturday Review. "You who are telling me about mny beauty, you have no conception how ugly I was in the beginning," said Rachel one night at a . dinner at Morny's. "I, who had to play tragedy, had an absolutely comic face. It would have made you roar with laughtetr to see my square forehead, crooked nose, ferrety -eyes and grinning mouth. I leave you to imagine the rest. My father took me to the Louvre cne day. I was not greatly impressed with the plc. tures, not even with the tragic scenes of David, to which he drew my attention over and over again. But the moment I got among the statues I became an al tered being. I thought it was very beau tiful to be beautiful. I came away feel ing several inches taller, and with a kind of fictitious dignity I managed to trans form gradually inito a natural graceful r.ess. Next morning I looked through a book of .engravings after the antique; no lesson at the Conservatoire ever proved so useful. My success in appealing to men's eyes by my attitudes and expressions is entirely due to the fact that the master pieces of antiquity had appealed to my. eyes * e e I ought to tell you that if I have managed to become handsomie * * * ft is because I studied overy hour of my life to be ugly no longer." An Episode in the Abysnian War. Rome Dispatch is the Tamon Times. The particulars of the death of Major ToselD furnished by the correspondent of La 'Tribuna, as gathered from survivors, con stitute a very remarkable incident of heroic dignity. Having sent on the wounded and those who could mae their escape, he turned his face to the enemy, being surrounded by his personal attendants. Negussle, his inter preter; his servant, Alu Mariam; Uold Gaber, and some others. He was the first to be wounded, and Negussie tried to help him along, giving him his arm. This attempt proving a failure, his servants defended him while their ammunition lasted. Finally, see ing that Major Toselli was dead, Negussie shot himself with his revolver, Ailu Mariam followed his example, and Uold Gaber stab bed himself to the heart with his dagger. This account is given by one of the regu lars who came in with Gen. Arimondi. This chivalrous devotion of the native troops to the Italian officers agrees with all that we hear from the colony, and with what we know of the general relations of the officers with their men, and explains the stanch ness of the battalions during this long and desperate battle, only one party of the Ir regulars and none of the regulars attempt ing to retreat until the order was given. To Be Presented Tomorrow. M. E. do Kotsebul, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the Russian empire, will present his credentials to the President tomorrow afternoon. A similar formality will be observed tomorrow morn ing in the case of Senor Don Louis Felipo Earbo, the newly appointed diplomatic rep -.eseav Of Ecu.a. GATHERlG CLANS 0o0uatina G" hzaiting the Gom ng f th &mnittes New York's Chances Seem to Be the Best so Far. SCENES AT HMADQUARTERS The lobbies of the Arlington Hotel were crowded with energetic strangers.this morning, all of whom seeemed to be equip ped with information solely regarding the claims and chances of this or that city for the honor of holding the next democratic Vational con.vention. New York and St. Louis had the largest number of represent atives on the ground, but Chicago was much In evidence by the transformation that was taking place in the reception room to the left of the public entrance to the ho tel. This familiar and conspicuous apart ment had been selected as the headquar ters of the windy city delegation, and its windows on Vermont avenue denoted that fact'in big black and white placards. The walls of the room were also covered with placards telling the merits of Chicago for convention purposes, and every man who came in and out of the Alington couldn't help seeing that Chlcago was taking an energetic part in the fight. The delegation will arrive this evening in a special car. and the advance members of It already on the ground say the rext democratic nom inee will be selected out their way. New York on Hand. If arybody believes that New York is not in earnest about securing the demo cratic naticnal convention of 1896 a visit to the Arlington will effectually dissipate such an idea. The advance guard of its hosts of fighters arrived last night, under command of Col. A. B. de Frece, chairman. The others are R. W. Walters, George A. Kessler, T. M. Roche, John A. Mason and Albert T. Patrick. They represent the convention committee of the citisens of New York. They held a mceting this morn ing and visited -the Senators and Represen tatives of New York at the Capitol. New York places its main hope in the individual preferences of the ccmmitteemen. Senator Gorman makes no secret of his preference for New York as a convention city, and will give it his vote. As Mr. Gorman's Influence with the com mittee is undeniable, this will doubtless have great effect on the final action of the body. Mr. Gorman, it is well known, does not place much faith In the argument that the place o( holding a national convention has any effect on the political situation in the state where it is situated, but thinks that if there Is any strength In such a plea itswill best hold good regarding New York. Chairman Harelty also favors New York, and-ex- Secretary Whitney will be here to nigntto throw his influence in the same direction. New York claims that she will give the committee as much money as it desires for expenses, and points to the fact that dver $54,000 has already been subscribed. The headquarters at the Arlington are very handsomely decorated with flags and foliage plants, and every place that will hold a photograph or picture contains one of a big hotel, while Madison Square Garden and surroundings are shown in a large photograph occupying a conspicuous position. St. Louis in Smiling. St. Louis nloes not admit that It is In any way overwhelmed by the claims of New York, despite the confidence that accom panies them. Ex-Gov. Francis and his col leagues of the advance guard in favor of seeuring the convention were followed this morning by Frank Gaienne, Charles W. Knapp, publisher of the St. Louis Republic; John J. Martin, L. M. Rumsey, C. 0, Ran water, ex-mayor - of St. Louis; Hegry Salmon, S. M. Kennard, mayor of St. Louis, president of the St. Louis Exposition Com pany, who made a brilliant speech before the republican committee in behalf of influencing It to select St. Louis as a con vention city, which it did; J. W. Zevely, James L. Carlisle, B. Jones, Walker Hill, John C. Wilkinson, W. H. Woodward, Rotert L. Owen, Dr. Owen and James Hagerman. St.Louis has its headquarters in the same parlors. where the successful delegation to the republican committee held forth. Ex Gov. Francis is at the head and front of the movement, and when a Star reporter saw him this afternoon he appeared full of confidence. ,incinnati's contingent has not put in an apearance yet, but a crowd of eloquent crators, who will push her claims, is ex pected tomorrow. Very few of the national committeemen not in Congress have yet arrived in the city. Chairman Harrity and Charles W. Blair, the member from Kansas, are at the Arlington, and J. J. Richardson, the mem ber from Iowa, is at the Ebbitt. Death of D. P. McKeever. Daniel P. McKeever, _assistant superin tendent of the Philadelphia and Wilming ton branch of the Pennsylvania road, died this morning in Asheville, N. C., where he went a few days before Christmas for his health. Mr. McKeever was a native of Maryland, and for several years a residenlt of Catonsville. For the past twenty-five years he had been in the employ of the Pennsylvania road, originally entering the service of. the company as a telegraph op erator. For a number of years. he was lo cated at York, Pa., as chief operator of the Frederick division of thie Pennsylvania road, under Superintendent H. H. Carter. He came to Washington in 1885 with Su perintendent Carter, and remained contin uously in service here since. Mr. Mc Keever leaves a wife and three childregi. -Thanks to the President. A commit tee, consisting of ex-President Beraza, Gen. Uslar and Dr. A. ML. Soteldo, Venezuelans residing in this country, waited an President Cleveland Saturday evening and presented a bound copy of the resolu tions of thanks adopted by the Venezuelan mass meeting In New York . city on the 4th Instant. The'President expressed his appreciatIon of the action of the meeting and took oc casion to advise his visitors that nothing short of a national indignity should lead Venesuela into any hostile demonstrations toward England. The President also warn ed them against the evils of Internal dis sensions.. John Meflride's Farewell. John McBride has written out his formal farewell to the American Federation of Labor. He speaks in generous terms of Samuel Gompers, and, reiterates his deter mination, expressed durLin the heat of the late convention, as follow.W "I shall never again either seek or aepept oflicial life or official responsibility in the labor moranent, but whenever opportunity offers or occasion demands, my voice and pen will be used to aid and relieve suffering humanity anid op pressed labor." Jumping Race. at Gravesend. In answer -to the suggestion of the stew ards of the National Steeplechase Associa tion, the Brooklyn Jockey Club has fol losed the lead of the Coney Island Jockey Club, and decided to have races across country and over the hurdles at Graves end, under the auspices and supervision of the National Steeplechase Association. This will bring an unbroken circuit for spring and autumn meetings for .the jump ers, with Washington, Morris Park, .Brook lyn, Sheepshead Bay. Saratoga and Brigh ton Beach. Temporary Soldiers' Home.. The temporary home for ex-Union sol diers and sailors, Department of the Poto ma, G. A. R., No. 305 Missouri avenue northwest, has elected the following ofi5 cers for the coming* year: Calvin Farns worth, George G. Meade Post, Ne. 5, presi dent; Newton Ferree, John A. Rawlina Post. No. 1. vice president; Thomas R. Turnbull, Kit Carson Post, Ne. 2, secre tary; Rev. J. H. Bradford, James A. Gar field Post, No. 7. treasurer; Rev. W. H. Gotwald, John F. Reynolds Post, No. 6, CAWT FIND THRIE. Mr. Havemerer and Other Witnesses Rave Dbappeared. It was expected that Mr. Theodore Have *neyen vil Psi idmt of tn so-ealled sugar tras, who der indictment for ref ing to awrw queslons ft the Senate in vestigataiuittaa of May. 1894, would be elle #4s witmess b* the district at iarney tI in the trial of Mr. Elverton lt hapnian, the alleged recalci trant sugal' &rust witness. When court opened Assiqtant District At torney TagPrt stated that Mr. Havemeyer had - been - sibpeenoed, but the marshal's office in NeW York could not find him as he had let the city. and no one knew where he had gone. Mr. Taggart added that Mr. Diek, second vice president, and Mr. Matthewson of the board of directors of the American Sugar Refifng Company, had -Ise been supoensed, but could not be found. Mr. ,Frazier, manager of the Frank lin sugar reatery of Philadelphia, had been summon to appear, Mr. Taggart explained, ard he would arrive later in the day. A recess .was then asked until the witness could reach this city from Phila delphia. After the examination of Mr. Frazier, Mr. Taggart said, the case of the government would be at an end. Mr. Nathaniel Wilson of counsel for Messrs. Havemeyer and Searles stated that the disappearance of Mr. Havemeyer was by no meatis willful, as he had no objec tion to obeying the subpoena. His absence from New York at this time was due to business reasons only. A recess until 1:30 o'clock was then taken. When the court reconvened Mr. Frazier had rot put In an appearance, and Mr. Birney anhounced that he wduld rest his cese at that point. Qn Judge Dittenhoeffer's motion the tes timony given yesterday by Messrs. Shea, Ei good and Hume, local grocers, and C. 36. Sioussa, the sugar broker, so far as it re lated to the Franklin refinery, to Mr. Sioussa, as agent of the Franklin refinery, and to the Amerlcan Sugar Refining Com pany, as conducting the largest business in sugar In the United Staes,-was stricken out. Mr. Wilson made the opening address for the defense to the jury. At the conclusion of Mr. Wilson's address the court adjdurned until tomorrow morn Ing, DISTRFCT GOVERNMENT. Brightwood Railroad. The annual report of Ehe Brightwood railroad was submitted to Congress today through the Commissioners. It shows that the operating expenses and interest for the year -Was 5,582.65. The loss by fire was $10,973.15, and the revenue received during the .year was $51,136.95. The num ber of passengers carried during the year was 1,183,268. Only One Company. In reply to the Senate resolution con cerning the-number of telephone companies doing business in the District, the Commis sloners today replied that there was but one company now operating, although the Home Telephone Confpany represented It had contracts for over 3,500 business men in and about Washington willing to take its service provided it could get into Wash ington. Without Autheirty. As heretofore stated in The Star, tne Commissioners are without authority to grant the Alexandria and Mt. Vernon rail road to put up a trolley on 14th street until after the company has secured a ferry slip. . As the grounal in the vicinity of the Long bridge Is Unitad States prop erty, it -would appear that the company must fnet: get congressional authority to occupy the ground there, or else change its charter. e In a liter to the pres!4ent of the rail road comypany today the Commissioners call attention to the abovq. iave Refused. The Corpmtaioners have refused to recon slder the case of Samuel D. Drane, who was recently removed from the police force. . ,Wood Centraet.. The Commissioners have awardel a con tract toaharles. Werner for fifty cents per cord for wood-sawed at the mun~i~pal wood yard and $1.75 per Cord for sawed and split wood. sOM WVUT' KEN SACRIFICES. Experient'es Which Sometimes Come to Those Who TIry to Do Good. From Harpers Bazar. A certain woman, with a small Income and a large heart, has a falmily of Impe cunious cousins-mostly girls-of the type that cannot earn their own living, and let themselves helplessly down upon the near est available benefactor. She worried over them last winter considerably, because she vas sure the necessaries of life were run ning low in their little house, and she fina4 ly gave up her Christmas presents to her own family and sent the cousins a check instead. Two weeks later she met two of the girls at a tea-they always go' to every thing-and to her amazement each wore a handsome gold, buckle at her waist. "Dear Cousin Jane," one of them said, effusively, "we were so grateful for your gift! We have wante buckles for a year, and now we have gotten them through your kind Dess!" Cqusin Jane's feelings, as she thought of her home Christmas sacrificed for these adornments-butchered to make a Roman holiday, as It were-an be hm agined. She could sympathize with another friend In New York, who gave up going to hear Patti, witlh her son and daughter, in order that she might send the -money for the three tickets-S15-to relatives who, she knew, were much straitened by the business crisis,, and In actual need of ready money. What was her surprise to hear next day that three of the family had treated them selves promptly to Patti on receiving the check. "It came in the nick of time!" one of them said appreciatively; but, of course, Mrs. - cottid not feel it as providential a happening-as they seemed to do. It Wasn't Him,. From the Ney York Telegraph. At a village near Acerington there is a certain Wesleyan -chapel where a bass viol has been introduced to assist the choir. On a recent Sunday, while the parson was in the mIddle of a sermon, abhlg bull got out of his pasture and came swaggering down the road, gopwling as he camne. The minis ter heard the loud bellow and looking up toward the singers' seats with a grave face, said: "I would .thank the musicians not to tune during service time; It annoys me." The choIr ~was surprised, but nothing- was said. Pretty soon the bull gave another grumble and -then the parson became fran tic. He stepped short and, looking directly at the bass viol player, said: "I now partic ularly request Mr. L. that he will not tune his instrurnlent while I am preaching.'' This wad inore than the fiddler could stand. Popping up in his -seat he snapped but: "it irnf mne, parson-It isn't me! It's the old Q TueulL." Voega~ iylitions by a Mongrel. From the 3g. Ianis Globe-Democrat. Wile dn~ a trip through Moore county, Tenn., re nW I was the guest of the Rev. Frank Mi. Goninig, who lives in the neigh borhood of awomall settlement called Coun ty Line. Bis family consists of himself and wife eahdl-a small yellow dog, which, -I noticed, received an unusual amount of care anelattenltion.. As there was nothing particularly, ttrac tive about the dog,which was only a tridngrel cur, I rather wondered at thecir ibaibst affection, and one day In quired thie rehson for it. Mr. Downing, for answer, called "Bench," and, placing him In a chair, commanded him to "'crow." My ast nislyinent was unbounded when the dog 'gave a perfect imitation of a Shanghal roester, and, without further command,' fdllbwed It with the neigh of a horse, the lowing of cows, the grunts and. sqeals of pigs. the whining ",f cats and various noises incident to fe' m life. He could give all the yelps of a pack of hounds in pursuit of a fox, and In so realistic a manner that you could scarcely help be lieving that a hunt was in progress. Mr. Downing said that notody had taught the animal. at~d that his Imitative powers were discovered by accident. In uppearanice- Bench Is not prepossessing. his color bemng a dirty yellow, hIs hair coarse arid wiry, his legs short, and his body rather unwieldy. In his eyes, how ever, there gleams an ii telligence almost human. Canada hap agreed to the terms of the Bering see seisure claim treaty, and has forwarded her aslnt to the British anthori FINANCE AND TRADE Prim Aavasm on Enooumging cable Avice.. mmA SAID TO BE 0R No New Features Added to Spec ulation. GENERAL MAlKmT REPORTS Speial Dispatch to The Eveag Star. NEW YORK, January 14.-Opening prices this morning reflected advances varying from 1-4 to 3-4 per cent, and were well supported throughout the day en a small voluspe of business. London cables were uniformly encouraging, the financial appre hension incident to recent diplomatic com plications having dwindled into insignifil cance. Foreign houses were again con spicuous among the early buyers of the more ac'tive international issues. Locally conditions have not changed ma terlally from yesterday, trading being of the same general character, and the result of no new motives. The belief in a dull and narrow market with a marked ten dency towards a higher level prevails in all well-informed circled. Having decided that no important movement would be practical during the three weeks which must elapse before the bond issue is announced as a success, the street to disposed to operate for quick pronts only. Traders sold some stocks during the early advance, and fractional concessions were established in various parts of the list In consequenee. Stocks are easier sold than bought, however, and no attention is paid to fluctuations resulting from the un important transactions of the dominant speculative interest. The engagement of a million and one-half dollars in gold coin, and rumors of sub stantial additions to this sum before sail ing hour, caused some selling of the entire act:ve group, but as in previous instances only fractional declines were recorded. The market for foreign exchange was extreme ly dull throughout the day and void of feature. Rates were said to be a trifle easier, but in the absence of any business this point could not be established. Concessions in actual rates are more likely to result from a fall ing off in the demand than from any sub stantial alteration in the main situation. The gold premium is estimated to be about seven-eighths of one per cent, appli cable alike to gold coin and greenbacks. The demand occasioned by the bond circu lar is large, and shows no signs of imme diate contraction. The willingness on the part of the syndi cate to take all or any part of the new loan Is additional evidence of its assured success. It would seem that recent utter ances attributed to the syndicate have ddubled the attractiveness of the loan to individuals, and that a subscription for twice the amount is probable. While questions of this character absorb attention the considerations which usually govern speculation are disregarded. Earn ing%, for example, have not been impaired by the discussion of war probabilities, and presuming that values prior to the South American and South African difficulties were based on profit-making ability, there is no reaso'i why anti-panic prices should not be re-established. Rupors of a currency contfction, as the result of the bond lasue are not seriously considered, and such a condition is not in dicated by time money rates. Call money Icaned at 4 1-2 per cent during the day and borrowers are generally satisfied with the prospect. The settlement of the bond trans action would demonstrate the lack of ac tual basis for apprehension of this sort. Until such settlement is made bankers will of course be cautious with their funds, but there will be enough to invest in govern ment bonds and Snough left at easy rates to assist both buliness and speculative en terprises. FiNANCIAL AND On XaseAa The following are the opening, the high est and the lowest and the closing prices of the New York stock market today, as re ported by Corson & Macartney, members New York stock exchange. Correspondents Messrs. Moore & Schley, No. 80 Broadway. Opsa. Rig. Law Last. American Sugar........ 104% 1 1 101 American Sugar, Pfd... 97% 91% 9 1% 91% American Tobacco...... 81 81 SON Box Amerinan CottonO.... .. .. ..... ..... Atchison................. 14 % 14 % 14% Canada Southern....... 49 4 40 41 Canada Pacifc.......... ..... ..... ..... .... Chesapeake & Ohkb..... 15% 15% C, C., C. a St. L....... lam 36 any Chica, B.R& Q.......76% '7% 75% Tax Chic. *orthwestern. 9 99 16% 99% ChicagoGas,Cfs........6% 6 % 4 % 4653 C.M. St. Paul........63% 6s % 6% ON C. M. A St. Paul. Pfd... 127 127 117 137 Chic., It. I & Pacifc. 67% 67% 46% 47 DeL., Lack.& W.........161% 161% 161% 161% Delaware A Hudson.... 15% 12M 10% 15% Des. & H. Grande, Pfd. 43% 43%% 4% Din. A Cattle Feeding 16% 16% 16% 16% General Electric.......16% 16% 16 1 Illinois Central...... ... ..-. .. .. Lake Shore..........144% 1i es 14 Erie---...---....---..14% 15 14% 1U Louisville A Nashvile 45 46% 44% 46% Long Island Traction.............. Metropolitan Traction 108 106% 368 106 Manhattan Elevated. 98% 36% 37% 1r% Michigan Central.....95% 95%~ 36y 36% Misouri Pacno....i.... 16 to 15y 1 National Lead Co........... ..... ..... .... Eiational Lead Co., Pfd............. U. 8. Leather, Pfd.....68 58%j 567% j7% New Jersey Central. 10 100% 39 100 New York Central... 97% 9Ty %o 9gg N Y.k&N.Eng. Cfs.. 46 45 46 45 N. Y.C. biSt. Louis.... ........... .......... Northern Pacaflc............... Northern Pacinec, Pfd .. 12%i12%i1%i19% North American........ 4% 4% 4% 4% Ont.& Western........13% 18% 18% 13% Pacifl aail............ 6 26 to 16 Philla. & Reading.......% *8% 8% 8% Pullman tal. Car Co. 154 135 1s6 15s Southern Railway, Pfd 1i3% 1% 17% 1T% Phila. Traction........66 64 46 66 Texas Pacinc............ 8% 6% 6 8 Ten. Coal & ro..... 165% 37 1ry Union Pactflc................... . .. Wabash................ 6% 6% 634 6 Wabash, Pfd.......... 16% 16% 16j4 16% WheelIng A L. Erie. 11% 11% 10% 11 Wheeling & L. Erie, Pfd 36% 36% 36% 36% Western Union Tel..84 84 M4 4B% Wisconsin Central...... ..... ..... ..... ... Silver................ ..... ..... ..... .... Washington Stock Exchange. Sales--eulr call-12 o'clock m.--T'radera' Na tional ak,10 at 100. Lincoln Fire lasurance, 100 at 7%. Chespeake sand Potomac Tel~b~e 6 at 53. After call--D. C. 5. of 1899, 4.m at 108%; $300 at 103% Gov-ernet Bon .-U. 5. 4s, registered, 106% bhl,110 askd. . S.escoupo., 106. bid, 111 aske.t U.8 e 9 14 bid, 1)6 asked. U. S. 5s, 112% bid,.1% d District of Olumbia Bonds.-2S-year ia 6., 103% bik. 30-year fund 6s. gold. 107% bid. water stock 75, 1901. currency, 112 b'd. Water steek 7a, 1903. currency, 115 bid. 3.46a, funding, carr-emey, 110 bid. 3%s, registered, 2-10., 100 bid. Miscellancoes Bioda.-Metropolitas Railhoad corny. 6s, 110 bid. 111% b:d. Metropolitaa Rallrsad ii., 106 bid. Blelt Riailroad Ba, 84 bId, 86 make Erk ingtee Railroad 6s, US bid, 101 asked. COlumbia Itailroad 6., 115 bid. Washington Gas Gaspnesy Os, series A, 108% bid. Washington Gas Opnupany Os, series B. 1091% h~id. Washington Gas Company cont. 6., 120 bid. 125 asked. U. 8. lectrIe Light corn,. 1s, 120 hid. Chesap.ake and Potomae Tele phone 5s, 95 bId, -102 asked. Amercan Security and Trust 5sa, F. and A., 100 hid. 1.~ asked. Amer ican Security and Trust 5., A. and O., 160 hId, 100 asked. Washnington Market Company tat 6., 14os h'd. 'Washingtion Market Conupauy imp. 6s. 100 hid. Washington Market Company exst. Os. 110'hid1. Masonic Hali Association 5a, 103 bid. Washington LigrhtlInfantry lst Gs. 19 bid. Natioa Bank Stocks.-Bank of Washington. 270 bid. Bank of the iepublic, 240 bkl. Metropolitan, 280 hId. 301) asked. Cetral. 270 h~id. Parsers aml Mechanies'. 180 bid. Second, 133 hId. 140 aked. Uliacus', 130 b~id. -Columbia, 128 bId, 13 asked. Capital. 114 bid. West End, 106 hid, 106 asked. Traders', 99% h~id. Lineoln, 98 mid, 99% asked. Safe Deposit eind Trist Compnies.--National Safe Deposit and Trust. 120 bId. 12. asked. Washlngten Ian rond Trust. 118 b-!d, 122 a'ske d. American Se curity and Trust, 140 bid. Wahington Safe De posit. 5 ls'd. Ilailroad Stocks.-Captal Traction Company, 7I% old, 78 sked. Me'troinolitan. 93 b'd. 97 ask"d. Colombia. 55 bid. 65 askqd. Belt. 30 asked. FA ingted, 30 asked. Georgetown and Tennallytown, 30 asked. * Gas and Electric Light Stocks.-Wash agoa Gas. 459% bid. 47 asked. Geowtown Gas, h61,d. 5 asked. U. S. Electric Light. 1211 bid, 122t. asked. Insnuranc:* Stocks.-Fiemen's, 3) hu'd. Si' naked. Franklin, 37 h~d, 43 asked. Metrolitan. 70 hId. Carearan. 50 bid. Potomac,. 00 hid. Arlington, 138 bid. 155 asked. German-American, 1400 ItL. Na tional Unoon. 10% hid. 12 askedn. Colnhmbla, I11% bId. 13% asked. Riggs, 7% hId. 8% asked. Pee ple's. 5V hkl. 5%, asked. Lincolo, *7% bid, S ase. mercial. 4% bid. Title Insurance stocks.-Real Estate Titie, 106' hid, 116 asked. Columbia Title. 6% hid. 8 asked. Washinwton Title. 8 asked. TeeoPw Stoeka.-Peanaylvania. 3 bId. Il0 asked. Osa....k. ...nd Piensu... 3a bi._ na 5.5k... A....i --. ===. 1==i== = Mise..me...~W M.a~ Ug dir. Gead, and O&s Maet . DWr1shde by W. E. Hibbs & Co.. Un 1 stret, mnembes New Tork stock exchange. Vorse ss. Ladenburg, Thai mann & O New York. ORAL%. Wheata..... Low. cle. Oats... May....... 1"% IS% I" May...... ... i:* il ....... 9.e4s0 8.28 98.6f Ma . 5.47 57 LI W Saam........ 4.05 4. M .0 4.1 May........ 4.90 4.97 4.1 4.S MaUth. OpTN. "M law. (%a& Sebruary ........... .7. 2 7.982 7-1 .9 March.............. .02 IM 7.9 T.AG 8.06 8.8 7.90 8.1 . . .10 8.10 6."4 LOS Baltimere Markets. BALTIMORE, Janmary 14.-Flour dall, uchanared -qwneipt. 14,.5 barrels; shipmeats, 13,16 her vetA: sIes. 300 harrel.. Wheat very flat-c. 67a61%; amath. 6ja6A%; March. 67 ser%; , 68a6i%-rece-p's. 544 thasbal; stork. 29.418 hab ela; sales. 30.400 huhels-WMthera wheat by sam ple, 68af; do. om #rade, 64%ya67%. Oe ea 9pat and moath, 32%%U%; Feloraary, 322%~a : Miarh. 33311%; May. 34% bA: steamer mixed. 31%a3l%-4wepts, 94,472 husbels: ahipuent. 130. 143 bushei; sto&. 1.282,878 bum.e; sae.s, S.00 busaes-souther white amd yellow cars, 32%aWA. Oats quiet and steady-(N.. 2 wbite wesetr 24a 2P%; Na. 2 miaed de.. 2 5.011 bushels; stock, 153.731 hlaie -N. 2, 39 flor earbr; 41&42 warters-stsek, 118.372 hasbels. Hay. value. straply heid-chdre ti thy, $16.00 aked. Grata freighta deL. with little demand. ==ehasnoe Sugar arm, unabmed. Bt ter ateady. =sehas'-. Em dail-fref. 18. Ones ras. -med Whsky -ebasse. IN A L028TE='S 13ON QUIP. A- Monster Crsstneena Feweemoey Seise a Pubegmasan's Aam. From the lawistoa Jourmal. At T wharf, where all fishermen resort. Mate Elmer Staples related the following tale: "On the afternoon of September 2 we were fishing on the Great Banks off the coast of Newtoumdlard. The -en was shin ing brightly, and all the boats were out do ing good business, as the cod were biting fine. 'Tom' Massey of Pietou and a ellow named Reed. from Antigonish, were out in a dory about one hundred yards from the smack flohing. "Suddenly we aboard the Three Sisters heard a yell from the dory, and leaking that way, saw the boat lurch as it some one was climbing over the side. IMamey was hanging on to the side of the boat for dear life, while Reed was belaboring with an oar a great, green, slmy-lonking thing that was waving his -long feelers above his head. At first we shouted that a devil fish had attacked the men in the boat, but at that moment a long swell brought us near the dcry, and we saw that the object was a huge lobster, which was hanging over the side of the boat and having Massey's right arm fast in one of its horrid claws. "He was screaming for dear life, and was hanging to the thwarts with his left hand. wkile t~me reature was trying to seine Reed with the other claw. The .boat was lurch ing dangerously. and every minute we ex peeted to see Maaaey let go his hold and go over the side and be dragged down into the depths by tihe monster that held him in its grasp. Reed kept belaboring the cemature with the oar. and it let up for a moment in its grasp on Massey to get a grip on Reed. but, not succeeding, it took a fresh hold on Mamey In a fresh place on his arm. His screans of agony and fear were frightful to hear, and we gave him up for lot. "By this time, however, one of the other boats had come up, and one of the men In It made a crack at the creature's head with a heavy hatchet. He strck It a giancing blow, and instantly It let go of Massey and turned on the men in the other boat, throw ing its body, which was fully three feet in length, nearly over the side of the boat. As It did this It also grasped the side of the beat between the jaws of one of its nippers and broke it out like paper. But It did not succeed in seising hold of any of the men in the second boat, as -the moment it let go of Massey Reed seized a pike ax and gave It a terrible jab in the back of the neck. It let go its hold of the second boat *t once and sank out of sight before a harpoon could be struck into it. "The wounded man was at once taken on board of the smack, which sailed for home that night, and his arm set and' wounds dressed. The bone was found to be snapped short just above the wrist, and the flesh and muscles terribly lacerated up as far as the elbow. He was given ouch re lief as could be given bn board of a fshing smack, but suffered great pain until he ar rived home and secured the services of a regular surgeon. "Reedwho was not injured, told the story of the appearance of the monster. He said they were hauling up a steady catch, when a cod, larger than any they had leaded that day. was flopped over the side of the boat by Masmey. Following the flsh out of the water rose the horrid apparition of this monster, of which they had never seen the like before. "They both recoiled in horror as it waved its long tentacles In their faces and turned Its green eyeswhich seemed to be set In the end of long tubes, at them. They both screamed that it was the devil, and that %as the scream that attracted our atten tion on the smack. "The -creature seemed enraged and tried to climb in the dory. Reed says he made a crack at it with a short billet of weed which lay handy, and that in return it made a snap at him with Its nippera which sounded like the crack of a rifle. Suddenly and without turning Its eyes olf him It seined Massey's right arm in the jaw. of Its loft claw." A sammamKAam* WOMAN. StIR a Club leesedary at the Age et . Ninety-Three. Fram the New Yr:I Tine. There are numbers of women of great age who have wide interests, as well as busy hands, who feel that it is "good to be alIve," and who are interested In the ptog res of the world, and who keep in touch with youth, advanoement and selenine growth. Such a one is Mrs. N. W. Howard of Lansing, Mich., a relative of Wnnlim Cmi len Bryant. Mrs. Howard has been'for years the re cording secretary of the Woman's Club of that city, and for five years held the presi der cy. She is ninety-three years old and still vigorour and active, performing all the duties of her position as secretary with a fervor equal to that of a younger woman, Her mind is perfectly clear and her pen ad purity of diction rival those W' an un~g graduates. Her age is no barrier to the performance of many literary duties, and her letters are scholarly and delightfuL. The Woman's Club, of which she Is tame secretary, owes much of Its sue cess to her activity. It is one of the pimneer clubs .of the country, having bebn organ ized in 1874. Its work has been serious, a systematic and comprehensive study of the history of civilisation having been carried on since its inception. TE POLECMA'S CLUM. A Devlee by Whieh the Night Stiek May Be Used as a Light. From the Kamas (ty lime. Commissioner Grant of New York, whoe especial duty as a member of the polie board is to look after the equipment of the torce, is much Interested In a .communlica tion he has received from an Astoria man, to the effect that he has Invented a device by whIch the enide of policemen's night sticks may be illuminated. Neither electricity nor phosphorus is to he used in the new night sticks, as was guess ed at headquarters when the communication was received; neither Is any glass used In its construction. Briefly, the device consists of a hollow head, which may be attached to any ordi nary police club. The upper end of this is esosedi by a heavy metal cap with a spring hinge and a peculiar catch. Inside this hollow head is a spring, above which is placed a pencil composed of mug ni slum and other chemicals. When the holder of the club wants a light he presses a spring, whIch releaes the cap end cuses it to fly open. The spring Inside at the same time forces out the composition pencil, which becomes ignited by friction. It is said that it wall burn for a quarter of an hour, giving a strong, bright light, The attorney general of -ilinois has be gun proceedings in the state courts to annul the charter of the National Linseed Oil Coany.. on te grond that t Is a eenst. 2 sales going! On the oe Mad wear efer - ig the r8g6 Musli Undewr Emrodei and Ih. Uul..ndred Dets Shits ia other new goods at pecem On the other hmd we are pre paring f(or oi. mu supc taing January 31, and we ci ing out various s=Nalkto of de sirable goods throughout the A store at ridiculous loW price. Hosiery, Iic. pr. We a.l Plu. m a ....,e .e, . a.b. . mt -.f ....e... ..t .m ...., -00 Wme. 3OMA mm Mm.e FK n* 8=% me .. ... .o . at .U " ar At uc. pr. Ssa& s a .s. For $1.98. mi we" am as doGms%8 ... a g. ... w. .......... . ....... ... Coats, $4.95. We *a IN soft em Is anl 01m& "m (imm ftA Choice, $4.95. $15 to $22 Coats, $11.13. J.. ..... . ..... eat s~ es NSwth so m, bm ... Mo. mom _ ot 80f JN- - - IbVismat $f gf SP1.5. pam oft on ME SK Choice, $11.13. Winter Underwear ...... e . m e. .... 3a"" V -m% Nomm me .. . WNW ., at.. .... ... dmm 4c as Wm "ft ....* .tm med e ... ... .o... at .................. Gioves Reduced. cm*f aYu admo a gp uns Mn'siwoods Lowerm 16=76 mlAm ~b" a e...te.............. .. ...-. . .....00, SOoc. .. ft.. .......... - .... ~Mun UnderwearFm eSe eur ..i& m... m ... .4,. S.......... 9C. we ae. ..ee.. MensGoods Lower Mmm mmm RW~ fTomorromw, 57c. .e .... e. m.e wm @fe. . 9c m. ..........!............... cf -W Fk Ntm W .- Wee .. .. . ju.e 5. . 0 51L.........., . .3 c 49c e. ~TBLE0 m.Mm ... ..$..r................. 2 5 Muslin Underwear 6hec~. wTABLUmmrE ..e . ...m .ae.. r.... 89c. TABLE. ..toA s... ........ n t... a.m. t . . m . SWk Pa y West 4-96. ...................... 3BONABE M~1-ARCHEUa~y~ .}4& : 7ie St.