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PVBLISUED DAILY EXCEPT SUIDAYr. ATTHUaSTAR BUILDING%~~w Nw 'Yak 81xs.4 FcttwEunidr. ln. Uyeuhp Star is sered to sutwurvbwun U be eft by carrteps 0 their owls atount. at 10 cernts Uilt Sates o a, d-pmatase pepaM-C cmobofm~str per -y mdatuaie et star, p1 per Year. wit 4e d thSe Pa~t Oke a Wanbhrgtm. D. C..________________________________ "coed mom ma lbr? 'N. 13,707. WASHIN GTON, D. C. FRIDAY V~R ARY 5, 1897-TWELVE PAGES. TWO ,CENTS CONTENTION IN OHIO Bitterness Being Caused by the Trouble Over Mr. Hanna. IAYPIEYEIT J.AI ElU SELg>IO What the Foraker-Bushnell People Claim. THE ZANESVIL AGREEMENT It appears that much bitterness is being caused by the contention in Ohio as to whether or not Mr. Hanna Is to go into the Senate. Up to the present time there has been an effort to keep all feeling out of the matter, so as to prevent the possibility of a split in the republican ranks, which nright result in the election of a denocratic legislature. A point has been reached now, however, where it looks as if a wide breach would be cat sed if some diolomat does not arise with a solution of the trou ble. Efect o Gen. Alger. The statement is made by persons so situated as to enable them to speak know ingly on the subject, that the refusal of Gov. Bushnell to appoint Mr. Hanna will :robably result in General Alger not go ing into the cabiet. The objections that have been made to the selection of General Alger furnish an excuse, if one is sought. for Mr. McKinley to change his plans for the secretaryship of war, and the informa tion comes pretty straight that he is likely to do so. It is no secret that General Alger's selec tion was made to please Mr. Foraker and Governor Bushnell, with the expectation that it would mnsure the appointment of Mr. Hanna to the Senate. The fact that this overture does not seem to have advanced Mr. Hanna's interests, and that the selection has net excited the general approval that is desirable, changes completely the point of view as to General Alger. It is said that Governor Bushnell is will i-g to appoint Mr. Hanna if Mr. Hanna will agree not to be a candidate for election to the long term next alL. Mr. Hanna will not obligate himself to such an agree ment. and he and his friends have come to the conclusion that his only hope to get into the Senate will be in making a fight against Bushnell. The Alleged Zanesville Agreement. It is said that the Foraker-Bushnell peo ple are bringing up the alleged Zanesville agreement. in which they say it was agreed that Mr. McKinley. receiving the united support of the state for President. the se. alorship. should be left entirely at the dis posal of the Foraker people. It is asse:rted in opposition to Mr. Hanna's claim to ap pointment that the Foraker people disclaim any desire to interfere in the matter of cabinet selections, and that they want no interference as to the Senate. They are - not disposed to look upon the selection of General Alger as in any way obligating Gov. Bushnell to return favors by the ap pointment of Mr. Hanna. General Alger's presence at Canton yesterday, and the fact that .he felt called upon to make a public defense of his war record, is looked upon as indicative of the unsettlement of his relations to the cabinet. CAPT. BEDIRE'S DEATH. His Remains Will Be Bonght Here for Interment. Capt. Charles Bendire, United States army, died at Jacksonville, Fla., last even ing of Bright's disease, aged sixty years. He went to Florida for his health, arriv ing Sunday. accompanied by his physician, Dr. Charles Eliot. T e remains will be brought to Washington for Interment. Adjutant General Ruggles has received word of Capt. Bendire's death. Capt. Ben dire was a native of Germany and was commissioned in the army from the ranks in 104. He rendered good service during the war and since. and was brevetted first lieutenant for gallantry at Trevillian sta tion. Va.. In 1M4. and major for bravery in action against the Indians at Canyon *'reek. Mont.. in 1877. He was retired in l1im while serving in the cavalry on ac count of disabilities incurred in the line of duty. and since that time he had risen to prominence in the scientific world for his superior ornithological work for the Smith sonian Institution. He was a resident of this city for many years. THE LIQUOR BILL. Senator Merrill Faund the Oppoeatlen Too Great to Press It. Mr. Morrill made an attempt in the Sen ate today to call up his bill to prevent the sale of intoxicating liquors in the Capitol. Mr. Thirston of Nebraska said that be had expected to be able this morning to sneak upon Mr. Allen's Pacific railroads resolu tion, and finally yielded to Mr. Morrill, pro vided he should be able to dispose of his l'ill without further debate. It at or.ee became evident that the op position to the bill was such as to ca'l forth considerable debate. Mr. Hill said that he had ur.derstood that Mr. Thurston v as tc speak on Mr. Alien's resolution, and he had left his pape's relating to the liquor bill at home, but he thought if there was a musposition to press the consideration of that mreasure he would be able to make a few remarks orn it without the aid of his Potes. As It became evident that a vote on the bill could not be reached this morning, Mr. iorrill ,aid not press Its consideration, Ot'ITSTANDEUG CLAIMS. Reseottein to Sspend Preeeding I ail Purther Cengressoenal Aetton. In the Sent.te this morning Mr. Faulkner n.ade a favorable report on Senate resolu tion 174, pro.vadxg ''That all proceedings and payments under the provisions of the act approve'd February 13, J89f, amending an act e titled 'An act to provide for the settlement of all outuanding elaims against the District of Columbia. and conferring jurisdiction en the Court of Claims to hear the same, and for other pur'pose.,' be, and the eare are hereby, suspended until furthmer action thereon by Congress." p Personal Mention. Col. Char'es A. Wikoff, 19th Infantry, has been granted one month's additional leave of absence. Comm"anr Charles Grisley .Ughthouse Iaspector, raerted at the Navy Deport ment tod.y for ==entlatton for preonotion, aurg. S. H. Diche ef the Teas is at iin B street on leave of abese Mr. W. S. BEsca, ehiof esk of the Chesaieake and o e wgOpn In th ir.MF wD has been inl for si wek with typheid feve, to asata ab.le be en duty. Cap . 3. Faller, 7th Cavalry: Capt Dn L. Bralmasd, esmmsay demre-.m and cas. 3. c. am=I. 12h nfea=tly, are Ia the alty on hsens of sasne. Maj. H. A. Haln has left the 'Iyfer a tue we stay at Heay 1y Wsib THE TARIFF BILL How the Silver Senator. Will Treat It When It Gets to Them. Expressions of Opinion by Messrs. Jones of Arkaas and Hil-it Will Probably Pass. There is some discussIon of the question of how the democratic silver senators will treat the tariff bill when it comes before that body. Will they content themselves with merely a formal protest, as In the case of the bill authorizing representation at an International monetary conference? Or will they subject the measure to a careful and searching examination, in the Sen ate's leisurely way, before- allowing a vote to be taken? The diffcrence between a formal protest and a debate, schedule by schedule. is reckoned at two months in the length of the extra session. What Senator Jones Says. Senator Jones of Arkansas. In reply to a question on this subject, sail to a represen tative of The Star today: "The tariff bill will be debated in the regular way. No obstruction will be put in its path. We recognize the fact that the responsibility is with the republicans. But we are not freed from all responsi bility. I take it that tne bill will be drawn on high protection lines, and so drawn it will not be acceptable to us. We will take the time to point out all of its iniquities and favoritisms, and then if the republi cans cr.n muster votes cnough to pass it, well and good." "But you will not assist in passing it?" "Certainly not. That is, I will not. The tariff is a very different proposition from the proposition about an international mon etary conference. We had no faith in the success of the latter, and many of the silver democrats openly so stated. If the republicans desired to-experiment with the -matter we had no objections. But. we have very decided objections to revision of the tariff on high protection lines, and when that is attempted we shall not only object, but feel called upon to give all of the rea sons why we object." Senator Hill's Views. Sec.ator Hill's judgment about a legisla tive site ation is generally regarded as good. In conversation onl this same point Mr. Hill said: "The subject has not Interested me much, because, as you know, I .shall not be a member of the next Congress. I doubt, however, if the work of the extra session is concluded before August. 'Full and fair debate' in a body like the Senate means a good deal of debate; and a tariff bill is not only an important measure, but a long one." "But you expect a tariff bill to be pass ed?" "Oh, yes-a tariff bill of some kind. The vote in the Senate is close, and the rcpubli cans will have a hard row to hoe to bring the different shades of opinion into agree ment." It seems to be the general opinion that in this tariff debate Mr. Aldrich will lead the republicans, and Mr. Jones of Arkan sas the democrats. They crossed swords as leaders in the fight over the Wilson bill, and made that a very spirited engagement. SERVIC5 APPRECIATED. Testimonials Presented to Seeretary Olney and the President. Senor Andrade, the Venezuelan minister. called at the White House with Secretary Olney jt.st before the assembling of the cabinet today, for the purpose cf present ing a testimonial from the governor and people of the state of Zulla, Vanesuela, in appreciation of "the proceedings and pur poseb of the United States In the matter of the boundary dispute between Venezu ela and Great Britain." The testimonial was Wn the form of a beautiful rosette, composed of 172 samples of precious woods and a cane formed of 12- samples of simi lar woods, collected from the rich forest groves of Zulia. They are intended for President Cleveland and Secretary Olney. In presenting them Minister Andrade took occasion to express his personal apprecla tion of the Presiient's efforts to bring about a peaceful and honorable settlement of the long pending controversy. IC'E CONSUL KELLETT'S CASE. First Accounts Are Found to Have Been Grossly Exaggerated. Full details received at the State Depart ment of tie alleged 4ttack upon United States Vice Consul General Kellett in Slam make it clear that the affair has been grossly exaggerated in the first accounts. It appears that a consular servant was ar rested for a violation of municipal regula tions at Chlengmal, and that Mr. Kellett sepaired to the station house and under took to carry the man ojr with him without any formalities. The Siamese soldiers who serve as police insisted upon retaining their prisoner, and in the scuffle that ensued the vice consul general received a blow not at all serious in character. It is realized here that the official made a mistake in'not ap pealing to the kcal commissioner In behalf of his servant, instead of attempting to personally interfere with due process of law. It Is believed, however, that the mat ter w ill be satisfactorily adjusted by the administration of a reprimand to the po lice officials. Certainly no serious trouble is expected to follow the naar. BUILDi14GS AND GROUNDS. Gen. Wilson's Report of WoerE Dhring January. In his report as commissioner of public buildings and grounds, Glen. J. M. Wilson says that the uns)a care has benen bestawed upon the builig and punhic reservations in his charge, and that they are all in good condition. I:ang the monath of January there were 7,98 visitors to the top et tihe Washington Monnunt, of which numaber 009 ascended by the elevator and 1,IIS by the stairway, maeking a total of 1,3W,8 persons who have visited the top since tbs shaft was opened to the pubflc October 9, 1098. The roof of the Lincoln building on 10th street has been put in good condition at a coet of 378, leaving the sium ~fet a available for other repairs. In accorda~nce with the existing poliey, no additI*'nal wesik wil e undertake', however, until it shall be determined whether Congress will take any further action in reference to thin building at the present seson. -The house is now in charge of Mr. Olroyd, who is oc ygitfree of rent and aeting as ekas ithout pay. About S,O00 feet of old lumber has been received from the new librrybuilding and stored for tuse at the nreisand in the ublic ground. A board walk, 216 feet , g by4 fast wide, has been laid In Jui olary Sqare, and the small reservation at hk and K streets baa bees put in so order. After the storm of January El-na, fore. of 20 men was put at work in re moving snow and lce free. the puhtle walks, In acoordance with law. de-s the Hoeph Lansr et the sitting m DISTRICT MEASURES Reports Made Upon Them by the House Oommittee, AULTERATION OF FOOlD DRU& A Statue to L'Enfant in- This City Recommended. SENATE APPROVALS Mr. Curtis of Iowa has written the report on the bill to punish the impersonation of health inspectors, in which he says: "The bill makes the impersonation of it spectors of the District a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $30, and a minimum fine of $10, and providing se verer penalties in the way of fines or im prisonment, or both, for subsequent of fetnses. The bill is -recommended by the health department of the District and by the Commissioners. The need for Bush legislation has frequently been demon strated, recently in a case where a veter it.ary surgeon represented himself to a certain dairyman as the official veter inarian of the health department, exam ir.ed the cattle on the premises and charged a fee therefor, which he collected." Adulteration of Food, Mr. Curtis has also drawn up the report on the bill to prevent the adulteration of foods and drugs. Several amendments proposed by the Commissioners are made In the original bill, prominent among them the following: "And if there be more than one quality of any article of food or drug known by the same name the best quality thereof shall be furnished to the purchaser, unless he otherwise requests at the time of making such purchase, or unless he be notified at such time of the inferior quality of the article delivered." Also the following: "Provided, That if the defendant in any prosecution in respect to the sale of any such patented medicine. compounded drug, or mixture, shall prove to the satisfaction of the court that he had purchased the article in question as tl4 same in nature, substance and qualiiy as that demanded of'him by the purchaser. and with a written warranty to that effect: that he had no reason to- believe at the time when he sold it that the article was otherwise, and that he sold It in the same state as when he purchased it, he shall be discharged from the prosecution." Also, the following: "Provided, That noth ing in this act contained shall be copstrled as modifying or repealing any of the' pro visions of 'An act defining butter, also im posing a tax upon and regulating the man ufacture, sale, importation -and exports tion of oleomargarine,' approved August 2, 1686, or of 'An act defining cheese, and also imposing a tax upon and regulatirng the manufacture, sale, importation and exportation of filled cheese,' approved June 6, 1896." Graceland ('emetery. Mr. Babcock has written the report on the Graceland gemetery bill, .in which he says: "The object of this bill is to enable the board of officers of said cemetery to ob tain means to remove the bodies in the cemetery and -to protect it from deseera tion until that object is accomplished. The law of which this bill is intended' to be amendatory, only authorizes the board of officers to sell the. land, but in the present state of the real estate market there is little probability that the land could be disposed of without a sacrifice to all the interests concerned, and the board of offi cers have deemed it a more judicious course to apply for authority to make a loan to meet the immediate emergencies. "At present, owing to its reduced finan cial condition. the cemetery board of ofm cers finds it impossible to provide due sur veillance, and the graves, fences and monu ments are .exposed to injury and depreda tion. The cemetery has no income, and the board of officers has raised money on its own responsibility and indorsement in the endeavor to care for the cemetery property, but, as can be readily understood, the board cannot do this indefinitely. "Under the present law the cemetery board cannot make a loan because of the doubt of money lenders as to its power to do so. It has also found it impracticable to sell any- portion of the cemetery to ad vantage, as only the best part of the land can be disposed of, and that at a great sacrifice, which would make it more em barrassing to dispose of the remainder to advantage, while a creditable discharge of the duties Imposed upon the officers re quires that they shall obtain a reasonable price." A Statue to L'Enfaat. The House committee on library has fa vorably reported a bill for the erection of a statue to Peter Charles L'Enfant in the city of Washington. The report, drawn up by Mr. Quigg, says: "Peter Charles L'Enfant was born in France in 1755. He died in Maryland, Juno 14, 1825. Before coming to this country he was a lieutenant in the French provisional service. He came to this country with La fayette in 1777, and entered the continental army in .that year as an engineer. He was made captain February 1?, 1778. He was wounded at the siege of Savannah and left on the field. He afterward served under the immediate command of Washington, and wasn promoted to major May 2, 1783. He was employed as engineer ,at Fort Mif flin in 1794. "He was appointed professor of engineers at the United States Military Academy in July, 1812, but declined. He drew the mag' nificent plan of the city of Washington in the study of George Washington at Mount Vernon; he was alsno the architect of some. of the public buildings in this city. In vb of all this patriotic service rendered by Peter Charles L'Enfant to the intaa re public, your committee are of theotnn tbat it is time that his memoryanp itic aervices were commemor'ate& by same suitable memorial in this great ahpi tal city which he planned," lenate Ce==mmttee Action. The Senate committee on the District of Columbia held a meeting this morning and decided to make a favorable report on a number of measures of local interest. There were present mesn's. McMillan, chairman; 4lallinger, Baker, Faulkner, Gibson, Smith and Bacon. The bill introduged in the Senate provid ing for the purchase of Anjsa Island by the enrlgovernment, an evn AIth tommittee the duty of Bug gesting the amount that should be paid for thisr property, was acted upon favi'by the amount of 8i1250a being fixed as the value of the island. It wasn -vae4 also to reotfaoal the proposed =mendm~mt at to the District till psevidisg for the ~m innot etc. was Seanste Steuben, Keiesaw, Wiilach and 13th streets, I1flAJth W'1ia and :-regulating Sherman avenue. lhe.*io. Mr. McMillan was authorised to make a favorable report Son his bill "regulating fraternal beneca% societies, orders or as sociations in the Detrlct of Columbia." The committee afo determined to report favorably an .amendment to the District appropriation "bill. providing for an appro prIation of 65 to be used for the con struction of slpaed biildings for the treat ment -of contagious diseases. These build ings are- to be cnstlped in connection with existing bostbitgl1 but the two hos pitals with whieh theyi are to be connected are not named, and will probably be left to the selection of the Commissioners. The Market mouse Resolutions. The House District 'committee today agreed to report the Senate resolution re lath g to the use of the Center Market side v alk by farmers. Three 'amendments were made by the House committee. One provides that the. District Commissioners shall have control of the allotment of spaces to the occupants of the sidewalks. Aiother amendment provides that nothing in the resolution shall extend the rights of the market company, nor affect pending litigation in the courts. The third amend ment fixes the amount to be charged farm ers for use of spaces dt 10 cents for one horse teams and 13 cents for two-horse teams. THE OREGOW DEADLOCK. It Looks as if No Senator Will Be Elected This Session. SALEM, Ore., February 5.-From the be ginning of the session the Mitchell men have been in their seats in the house pre pared to organize, but the opposition, com posed of populists, democrats and anti Mitchell republicans twenty-nine in all, have refused to ente the house and effect permanent organlsat n. The Mitchell men a week ago Monday ttempted to organize the hcuse with simp a majority f.resent and elected Benson aker, but it is now generally conceded t at two-thirds of the members are requisite to organize and do business. Senator Mitchell has already received the nomination for senator by a caucus, com posed of forty-six menbers, or a majority of the legislature. It has bee- decided by the Mitchell men to force a vote for Unxtel states senator on the second Tuesday after organization. The lienson house voted Tuesday. but a reslufion providing for a ballot in the senate failed of passage. sev eral of the senators . claring that while they favored Mitchell fpr senator they did not believe the Benson house was legally organized, and th'eriee declined to vote for. a resolution whibc prac:ically recog nezed the legality oLf that house. The Mitchell men nutt Wednesday In joint assembly, but the nessry foffy-six mem bers not appearing. R* effort was made to ballot for senator. The joint assembly meets from day to day in the hope-that the necessar' forty-six votes can be secured, but at present Mitchbell is eight short of a majority. It now sees probable that the entire session will be wgated, and that no legislation will be espaehtd, two-thirds of the session having alre' expired. MOSES THATCIMER -POSITION. A Contest Should le Well Considered Before' y t. SALT LAKE QIT-Y, Ugah, Febrgry b. Moses Thatcher, when Baked for Ytirther Irformation about the statement that he would cpntest the eleetton et g. I4 Rawlins in the tnit94- States Sehate, said a peti tion was being signed by tmembersqf the legislature yesterday" with that aobject in r-ew, but that it hap been withdrawn, be ::ause the wording of the docunient did not properly cover the fatts. He says he will make the contest if his Triends so desire, and if the twenty-nipe members who voted for him sign a petition letting forth suffii :lent facts to form the baees of they contest: He added that a contest which might cause a vacancy in the Senate for two years, and thereby deprive that body of one vote in he interest of silver, ir gome thing that his frien4s should consider -well before taking action, MR. BRYAN INVITED TA SPEAK. The Kansas Rouse of Representatives to Listen to' Him. TOPEKA, Kan., February 6.-The lower house of the Kansas legislature, after several days of lively debate, has finally adopted a resolution, inviting Wm. J. Bryan to address, that body. As the resolution was originally prsate4d it included among the numerous whereases a clause declaring hr. Bryan to be "dear to the heart of every true Kansan." The republicars apposed this assertion and finally succeeded in having the clause stricken out. The resqlution was then adopted with but os dissenting vote, Ward, a populist, dissenting. THE POPE IN GOOD HEALTH. co Truth in the Ropoit That He Faint ed Yesterstay. ROME, February 5.-'The sensational rdf mors circulated in the united States by a news agency regarding the health of the pope, who is said to have beet forbidden by his physician to hold any receptions for the present, on account-of an alleged faint ing fit yesterday, age sWfounded. . His holi ness held his usual receptions today. r. Lapponi, the -op. 's personal physi cian, In an interview with a representative of the Associated Press today, said that his holiness was in excellent 'eath and that the report cireulated in beUnited Btiates by a, news qgenidy yestera, that the venerable prelate feil in a fainting fit, was pure- invention,. The Sick Ue~eu Isapeeving. The condition of. Senor HaS~s this af ternoon continued fayoasble as it was yea livdhe iaa be spent a cotot m 4tta Epsted quiet Senator: George esto roean make a trip -recmuerate his strength. Ibhao a. eenened to his bed a- great deal, -~ bas inested upon In a. ihwde. Thought It ni===ie. sice yesterday oe*).aewhioh was found .in the Maals. pacag had beeni hi the peat sweral daysm, and behig without t seas ment to the wite was. Wen Vha notb bu ahe~see ig iene. The Neettena3Sng y te Bna1)t - ur~9. ae ml~enbmm e4 MAKING A CABINET Judge MoKenna Admita He Has Been TAL OF EFPEKITIVE 3HFI Pressure on Mr. Hanna to Take a Place. f C DAY'S CALLERS AT CANTON c - B SAN FRANCISCO, February 5.-Judge a McKenna of the United States circuit court c last night authorired - the statement that he had been invited to accept a position t in the cabinet of President-elect McKinley.. e and also that he has signified his accept- " ance. He did not care to give for publi cation the dispatch in which tender of a t position was made, nor did he wish to I make his response known. He considered telegrams confidential and personal. He t has expected the communication from Can- f ton. He will leave the latter part of the o month for Washington ready to enter upon a his new duties immediately after the in- g auguration Whether Judge McKenna is u to be Attorney General or Secretary of 11 the Interior mn the new administration is r now known only to the President-elect. n "Yes," he said last night, "I have re- t ceived a telegram from President-elect Mc- s Kinley proffering me a place in the cabi- b net. I have wired an acceptance." "As Secretary if the Interior?" h "I do not know that. The telegram did a not state. It will be either that or Attor- j ney General. I am -inclined to thinit, how ever, that it will be the Interior, as that place generally goes to a western man, and further, as that-secretaryship was the principal topic in the discussion in my in terview with the President-elect." This telegram and this statement nuts at rest all doubts as to California's represen tation in the cabinet. It was pretty well known that he would be given a place. Those who read between the lines of the dirpatch from Canton were convinced that h the question was not whether McKenna ' was to represent the west in the cabinet, 0 but what position he would be given. a The latte- part is not yet settled by ofi- e cial declaration, though Judge McKenna d believes that the Interior will be his port- g folio. r Talk of Representative Sherman. b a ALBANY, N. Y., February 5.-Represen- r tative Sherman, who has been mentioned in q connection with a place in Mr. McKinley's P cabinet, was expected to stop at Albany 0 today to see Governor Black, but had not t arrived up to noon. The best-informed pol iticians say there is little reason to sup pose that any New Yorker will be in the t' cabinet. Said one: "There will be no New t York man in McKinley's cabinet, but he h may throw a couple of ambassadorships h over to this state. Depew can go to Eng land if he desires and General Porter to France." p -It, was said if Mr. Sherman did not come here uy night Private Secretary Griffith, who ii from the same section of the state. would go to hin and learn -his views. 0 Hamnn Wasted Ia the Cabinet. ti Speelal DIlsptch to The lrlesiag Star. bN CLEVELAND. Ohio. February 5.-Lieut. Gov. Asa A. Jones was In town a short time last evening, and during his brief stay prac- tI tically admitted that he expected to succeed Mr. Sherman in the United States Senate fr by virtue of an appointment from Governor V Bushnell. The lieutenant governor was p: fresh from .a conference with Senator For aker at Cincinnati. He admitted that be had been in consultation with Governor Bushnell on the subject of the senatorship. P He said,. however, that the governor had m not yet appointed him, and fially said that g, he was a candidate for the Senate. but not u in the sense that was generally understood. ti Mr. Hanna will go today to Canton, le where it is :believed -he will accept the ce postmaster generalship. A strong pressure ti has reached this city,~ as' well as Canton, g seeking to obtain the consent of Mr. Hanna n to enter the cabinet. In view of existing p conditions It is believed he will yield to the pressure. That the battle royal between the Mc Kinley and Foraker factions is now ready to open is beyond all question, and has its S confirmation in a score of incidents of al- c most daily occu. rence. The ball has been set in motion, and the result Is looked upon C with anxiety .not only by the Ohio leaders, but by -republicans of prominence through- Of out the country. The McKinley forces are t already under way and every political I stronghold in the state is being fortified by t the combatants' inevitable struggle. C4 ai CLEVELAND, Ohio, February 5.-Chair- of man M. A. Hanna left the city at II o'clock el this- morning for Canton. He was accoma- 'h panied by John Addison Porter of the Hart- ti ford Post, who has just been appointed pri- v, vale secretary to the President-elect, and ti Bellamy-Storer of Cincinnati, who has, it is ti ur-deratood, been chosen ambassador to Rome under.the incoming administration. v: It is generally conceded that the confer- s ence which will take place between Mr. is Hanna and the President-elect at Canton b: this afternoon 'will be a most important d one, and possibly decide whether or not tl the chairman will become a member of Mr. a McKinley's cabinet. ' b Misjor McKinley Ditsease Kentucky. 12 CANTON, Ohio, February 5.-About the p usual number of visitors called at the Mc- ai Kinley residence today. This morning peo- n ple fromt many parts of the country wanted d to "see Mr McKInley for a few minutes," Mr. Logan Murray of Louisville, Ky., said he had a very satisfactory conference with sthe President-eject this morning, Mr, Murray returned by appointment at 2 o'clock for a further conference. He said c his visit here was to talk over the situa tion In Kentucky in regard to the eenaaea. t~ He said that Mr. St. John Doyle, the re publican canucus nomninee, had. a bright chanc, of being the next senator from the blue grass stat., although Mr. Yerkes has s a great many friends ad amirers. When asked as to the possibility of G'a Bradley appointing a successor to Senator Blckurn, Mr. Murray said that this nmight occur, but he did not know bow <Go's Brai~ey stood on the sujetiMr. Maa leaves at 4:15 o'clock for his home, by way i of Clevbland. - - I maesues of Patuenage to Wlt. og betI Disputch to the Breiog Star. fe CL.EVELAND, Ohio, February 5,-Presi- D dent-elect Mcrtnley anonunoed last evening, tR his policy on the subjeot of federal patrom- th ago to Harry Smith, a coloed eotison eofa this city, who called upon the majosr at i caika. erday. h, - p opose to call anexia seme e Congress," uaMi Mr. Ecwensey, egven days after I am imuuaoand I do not mexpc to take up the qusioof patron ago for three IoteferI a staggaj - M Astwill be tb~ page ofat tat|uui til slath .-.a- ra--, '-- bliv FHE STAMP CASE he Newspaper and Periodical Set 8i" Nac Tusable Ce Cama Stampe If 'hey WRer Eummed and Perforated hay VIolate the Law. There were no developments today in the olman stamp case. Ex-Assistant Distric Lttorney Rose of New York is in the city poking up the facts in the case as counse 3r Mr. Colman. He says that he has dis. overed nothing to the discredit of his lient. The stamps which he had were uch as have for a number of years beer Iven away by the Post Office Departmeni s samples. They were printed on ordinary ardboard, and not intended for use. Mr ose believes that the case will be discun. nued against his client, and an officia tatement be made in regard to the affai rhich will fully exonerate him. There is a great deal of Interesting his. )ry connected with these newspaper and eriodical stamps, which for years have Let in great demand by collectors. The3 re said to be the most beautiful stamps le government has ever made. The desigr or surpasses in artistic composition an) f the postage stamp designs In current se. There has been a great deal of crit ism of the Post Office Department in sing such elaborate and beautiful stamps the way in which these are used, for. otwithstanding their beauty, the public ever sees them. They are issued In sheets ' postmasters, who attach them to the tubs of their receipt books and send ther ack to the office, where they are at once arned up. In the whole transaction ardly a dozen people see them, and these re the clerks who issue them from the net Office Department, the postmaster -ho uses them and another set of clerks t the department who examine them tc ,e If they tally with the postmasters ac iunts, and then tie them up in bundles t: e burned. Have Beer CematerfeIted. The reason why such care is taken ir aking these stamps is that they run into igh denominations and the department as always been afraid of counterfeiting hat they can be counterfeited was thor aghly demonstrated a few years ago by lithographer in Germany, who printed itire sets of them for collectors. At the apartment it. is said his stamps was as sod as the originals. On every stamp be rinted the German word "Falsch" (false) it put it In such fine letters and in such n inconspicuous place that it could be ad only with a magnifying glass. Larg< tantities of them were sold and at good rices to collectors, but on complaint by tr government to the German governmen1 ie lithographer was compelled to prin1 :aspieuoasly on each stamp the worc imitation." The temptation is very greal o counterfeit these stamps and sell thei r postmasters at a low price-something We $ for a hundred dollar stamp, which e could pqpte upon. his stub and put the (I difference in his pocket. None of Mr. Colman's friends nor the )Pt office uthorities have yet disclosed wiesely what the toimaa stamps we he statement has been made by Mr. A. C ownsendt the philaieuiat. that thag wr roofs gummed ant perforated. The post ice authorities suspect that they were e sets of stamps printed on heavy card tard and given away as sample, and that me smart stamp dealer shaved thei own to the thickness of ordinary stamp 'per and then gummed and perforated e sheets. As to this. Mr. Townsend makes no state nt. saying that at the proper time he ill st:te all the facts in regard to this ,use of the affair. There May Be as Ofeme. The post office authorities say that the rrforation and gumming of sample sheets ay imply an intent to use them to de aud the government, and that it is not likely the law could be made to cover e case. Yet. as Mr. Colman was a col etor and -had no intention to use them in llusion with any postmaster to defraud re government, he would have a good de nse. Furthermore, it is not a law. but a tle of the department that covers :he assesslon of rewspaper and periodical amps. What a Collector Saps. Mr. William F. Woolard of the United :ates patent office, a friend and fellow llector with Mr. C. Holman, said today: "The stamps found on the person of Mr. 'lman are not postage stamps In any nee of the word. They are nothing more an a system of checks In use by the de triment to enable it to hold postmasters a strict accountability for all money re ived for payment of newspaper postage. d should you place one of the IOU stampa a letter, it would not carry the letter 'en so far as Georgetown. but wquid be eld for postage.' In hands other than ose of the postmaster, they have no slue except for philatelic purposes, and eir value Is even then determined by air scarcity. "It is not a violation of law for the indi dual to have these stamps in his posses on. The series is the most beautiful ever sued, and they are naturally sought for r collectors. Their presence outside of the apartment has been a fact for years, for te stamp albums provide places for them, td the department has for a long time een pounding at the postmasters for sell g them, contraO' to a rule of the de trtment forbidding their sale. Two or iree years ago thousands of sets of these amp. were given away by the depart ent as -'proofs,' and it was through the spartment's generosity that they became plentiful In the hands of outsiders. In Ice value they 'aggregated hundreds of iousands of .dollars; connmercially, very ~te In comparison." A prominent departmnent oflicial today .id many sets of these proof sheets or .rds of newspaper stamps have been given senators and rep:'esentatives, They were 'inted in the Wan==maker aminstration. sder Postmaster General Dissell they are given away in great numbea, and huie it has not been so easy to get thema aee Mr. Wilson became Postmaster Gen al, still not a few sets have boen given way since he entered the depareazt. En consequene of the upet modtion of o White House tnc~en* to the prepara mna for the moving out of Posideat and! Clevselma the kinangarten aetabish there soa mp~nths ago has been trans rred to the residence of Geneal and Mas. ,ar whoe -daughter is a mnember ef e ciam. These is no truth in the ati the change was due to the ss ...re o...e .......awe tand were asrmn thle Bastaa La high gas tsday. ati the svrnr em Janary U mssh1a * a-eran -- ns 'es se ? ssg .the~ma mps se . 24m gg sesaa.1 -e st inuassggmg POLICEMEN INVOLVED Madge rohw' Story of Her Treat. meat by Two Oloeme. IIEI-ATE I in TIOIAL CAK Her Arm Was Broken by Alleged Brutal Handling. THE OFFICERS' DENIAE. Considerable interest, esectally in police circles, followed the announcement several days ago that two members of the metro politan police force had been suspended from duty, and would be taken before the trial board for alleged improper conduct. including visits to and questionable con duct within certain houses of prostitution in the Division.' Not only interest, but somewhat of a sensation has developed from an occurrence last evening at an other house in the Division. involving two other well-known policemen. Altady the case has been brought to the attention of Maj. Moore, the superintendent of police. and it is the intention to press the matter' before the trial board with as much energy as is possible. The case includes some rather startling features, not surpassed. 'it may be said, by the now famous Seeley dinner at Sherry's in New York. and may cause a revolution of things throughout Washington's dark area. Mads'e Eshe' Called. The occurrence was first brought to the attention of the public in the Police Court today. Shortly after the opening of the proceedings whispers of a sensational hcar ing passed about the court, and all eyes were focused on a young girl ecceapying a chair near the front of the dock. She was an attractive young person. notwithstand ing the look of pain which overspread her features. Her left arm was swathed ia landages and rested in a sling, and the in jured member was handled as though it was a source of great discomfort. The court room was well filed, when Prosecut ng Attorney Pugh stated to Judge Kim ball that the girl, whose name is Madge Fisher, %.as charged with vagrancy, and he desired that the case he continued until it could be investigated. It is an unusual proceedir.g to continue clarges of vagrancy. as such hearirga are ordinarily brief and easily disposed of. It is apparent that Prosecuting Attorney Pugh is fully satis fied that the matter is one of more than pa.es'ng importance from the mere fact that he held the case for investigration, and because he readily consented that the de fendant be released on her personal bonda until tomorrow, when the case is set for hearing. Attewaey SInes' stateaset. After the stetemeat of the prosecuting attorney, Attorney Albert hars. who rep resents the girl, addressed the court. "'' wish to say, your honor,"began Attorney Sillers, "that this case is one that is far, very far, out of the ordinary. It will also be brought to the attetion of several other officials than your howor. In briefs the story is that this defendant. Madge Fisher, for several months past, has been an intimate of a house of ill fame in the Division. She wa.s entice: from her home l'i Bal timore by the keeper of the house, brought te this city and ushered into this :tfe ef thane. The girl finally determined to torn over a rew leaf. an- Tuesdsy last, in company with another girl, who was also lured from a happy home in Baltin.ore, left the den of infamy and, after the man ne of the prodigal son, sooght snelter at the house of her elatwr. who resides in this city. The two girls last evening re turned to the house for the purpose of getting the clothes they had left there. In order to carry tneir property away they sent r.n empty trunk to the house. They were it-vited in by :he proprietress, and o!. entering the parlor found Policemen Mellen and Carlson of the tirst precinct seated in the room. One of them was on a pieno stcol and both were drinking, After some discussion, in which it was charged that Madge Fisher had threatened to have the buttons of the officers removed because they were in the habit of frusiting the house. the girls were informed b) the policemen that unless they remained in the house they would be prosecutedl on every f-ossible occasion. "To sum up." continued the attorney. "I will state that these girls were enticed to this house; they announced their inten tion of leaving; the proprietress, in view of the approaching irauguration, desired1 them to remain, and on that ground the' policemen notified them that if they left' the house they would suffer oy their ac ticns. To top It off ot.e of these ofticers grabbed this weak woman in his strong grasp, the other one followed the example and took hold of her, one of them jerked and twisted her around, and In so doing brutally fractured her left arm. Almost in a fainting condition from the pain and rough treatment, she was dragged to a station house and locked up as a vagrant. It was necessary to remove the girl later to the Emergency Hospital for treatment." After some discussion the ease w-as ('0n-, tinued until tomorrow, and the girl wan released on her personal beads. ThEW GIrl Tells War gtagy. To a Star rqrorter the defendant later told her story with a frankness and an air of truth that impressed oe with the be-' lief that what she said was so. "I have no objet in telling a falehood,"a se si "and I can swear that everything i any the whole truth. Utilie Chandler, who camae with me from Baissere. and mayself wegn unquestionablgy the chief attraction at the house. When we annomaed eur intestisg of leaving last Tnamay It was not bage ably received. We left, however, and bat one girl remmand in the besse, whiee in 3ilS 13th street. The namte of thse preprie trass Is Lucy Stewrt, ull and I seat a trunk there last makt and went hack after oar clothes. Whoa we et there we fem Poliee Moenm and thrilon in the ream. One of the poeeres nad na whmiy we eaine back, and we rqsd0 that we wantad our clothes.~ They aske wht Iha saidshou havm boasas taken s I said in sty that I An- Iad me eath atat--mn and thsey tem. went an to saw that Janie Rom. the en'eeat at the hm bee med the that 1 haed as to base them removed Sam B. Base em the chss that thesy wae n the inabat et Sidting these manis, and mak igthe gis daee fer them in a nede ema. "We wage thes tdd that if we legt gg house that they wedd onga every time they saw en en the sleema U ate * efeigh to the morahin. satdt that I hod' ise mehis- in wargaat ang emh eenma when one et the psmmss shmno that he was tened ot my aa Be thu en as e m~ s GEM I 1915 we ahod =a L o sa.