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M .V.,' F f.1 XCLUglVK nil-day service of the s UnltedAssoclutetl Presses the "Western Associated Press the Sonthcm Associated Press the New Knglnnd Associated Press the Associated Press of the State of New Toi'Tc, etc. 0M9M was The TIMES' circu 011,000 lation for last week. utfte The STAR'S circulation J0U07 for last wee' was. . I0l,il.l VOL. 2. IstO. 127. WASHINGTON, D. C, MONDAY EVENDTGrj DECEMBER 14, 1896-SIX PAGES. ONE CENT. 1 1 (Guonina Swings Some of the Men Who May Come in lilnckhni'ii' s Place. THREE LEADERS OUT OP IT Gov. llradley and Col. Evans Needed Whei e They A i.e. and air. 1'c-rki-s Busy Getting Well Congressman Hunter and a Wealthy Louisville Man In the Ijeud. ' A late reiKrt from Kentucky lias It that Hon. John W YcrL.es will be the next fceiia tocfrom tli.it State. Gov. Bradley has saldln his own wa j I li.it he will call an extra session of the legis lature to electa Senator, and he will call it vheilit seems to him proper to do to. That undoubtedly ine.ms when It will be best calculated to select a Republican to succeed Senator Blackburn, and replace his ifitenndlnnucnceiii favor of low tariff and free silver by unequally or more iKitcutin niiince and ite for protection and .sound money. Gov llradley lias been fighting the bat tles or the Republican party in Kentucky for many years. He was tne chief of the few resolute spirits who held the faith and fought without the benefit of federal pa trou nce, and in the face of a triumphant and vaunting eiicmv through the dab of the first I'Je' eland administration. It is not believed by the veterans of that day that he would do nnvthlng to loss a jiornt In the party's favor, no matter what rrect it might haveon his own iRjlitdal for tunes. They believe- that ir he bees an opportun ity to ilect Mr. Ycrkes, he will tall the legislature together at once. The con sider the stories that he is delaying in the Interest of his own candidacy as fabrications of the enemy. BRADLEY MUST HOLD O.S'. On the other Land, whenever the session begins, unless he absolutely de lines toper mil the use of Ids name, Gov llradley will be a strong candidate. The only thine; that prevents his select I .11 In preference to all) other candidate Is the fact that Republicans fear the result of nn election for governor They do not want to risk the loss of State patronage. Aflir Gov llradley, if arter anybody, llr lerkes it lh" man whom the Rcpuii licans of the State rank and file would prefer to honor with a teat In the upper bouse hero. He is a voungmnn, of splendid pres-nce, genial, manly .vigorous, a s if L footed trie'id cud a magnanimous opponent lie led the fones or the party to victory in 1895 'or the first time in the Stateiu thirty years He was chairman of the State centrjl committee; hot exactly a Mark llaim.i in the Strte campaign, but still credited witli the generalship which won the fight and gave KentiKkv a Republican State ndmin lslralion and twice as man) Congressmen Ss she had cer before had. When Congress convened Mr Ycrkes came here vv itii the delegation and watihcd thtir interests In tlie early days of th" last session He was specially engaged, however iulegal business he fore the l'oat offnc Department. While lie was here there was much dis cussion g ing on as to th election of a United States Senator by the legislature then about to meet. why yi:i:kes ki:eis OUT. His name was urged in the connection as a. candidate- before the Republican caucus when 11 should c in ene lie said th"n: "1 Mini! not permit 111) self to be presented to the caucus I cannot afford to be United States Senator if itwere offered 'ne I am uot well enough off 1 am making money at my profession Some day. If 1 -.oii-inuo to prosper, I might afford it .t present It would break up myjrac tlce, and at the end of m years the chance are I should come out of tin- of fice with as little money as I h id when I Ti cut lu, and mv business would In gon- " With liotb Bradley and Ycrkes out Mf the fight, the contest lies between Col Wader Evans, the Louisville- member in the pic ent House, tmless he Miould throw his strength to aiiothir Louisville man; l)r W Godfrey Hunter, who now represents the Thlnl '.istrict here, and wis the mucus nominee at the first last year; St. John lkijlc. a lending Loilsville attorney, who was ngrei-d uon b) the Republicans last year when It was evident Dr. Hunter could cot win, and Mr A H. Wiilon, who mnde the race for Congress at Louisville several times, when that meant to lead a forlorn hope, with half a dozen other politlUans of Bt.ite reputation. The election of Col Evans would neces sitate a new eleclioii at LoulsMUe for Itcprisiutative, and this vouhl be regjnic-d a risk, in spite of the heavy majority Chen him This leaves Mr Bojlc as probably the strongest candidate He Is a man of wide business experience and large Interests. He .Is lntcre-sted In the Louisville Bridge Company, which is controlled by thcPenn ylvnnla Company, in the city street rail ways, as well us various other Louisville properties But if Gov Bradley should call an ettra icsslou and a deadlock ensue, it Is not im possible that aaagrecment might be reached uik-u a gold Democrat, and In that case llr George N. Davie, who has had a lead ing part in the Indianapolis movement, dlght be the mm HANK SUSl'KNDS HolIIduysdinri: Institution Compelled to Close Its Doors Hollida)sburg, l'a.. Dec. 1 1. The First Notional Hank or Ho!!lda)Sburg ias com pelled to suspend business this morning owing to a l.cavv run made hv Its deposit ors The Innk was organh-ed inlSH.1,is capitalized at $.-.0,000, and is one of the fifty-seven oldest national banks In the United States The following notice was posted- "On account of the heavy drain upon this tank for the past llnrty'days, and espe cially the Inst two or three days, the board of directors have decided to suspend business nntil further notice." . FitLMLEI Suits, too, arc included in this DISSOLUTION SALE at ONE-THIRD OFF of reg-ular prices, and you know what good Dress-Suits we sell the equal it every particular of the best products of the best tailors. All the latest fads in cloth and cut,' as well as the st3-le, are HERE in sizes to fit everyone. Prices were originally $25 to SSO NOW $1 6.66 to S33.33. The proper Hats, the proper Shoes, the'oroper Shirts, Ties, Gloves, and all other full-dress requisites, at same reduction of ONE-THIRD from regular prices. ROBINSON, CHERY & CO., Twelfth and F Sts. N. W. STILL THEY DIE. I'altli Cure People Cannot Save Pa tients From Diphtheria Outline, Okla., Dec. 14. The diphtheria epidemic about Hopeton, In Woods county, still prevails. The faith ure people, who couqiosc the majority of the community. In spite of the quarantine orders, persist In holding public meetings at the houses where the disease cists, and physicians scut out b) the authorities have been coiiqiclled to use force in order to examine the sick. A twelve-) car old boy named Elton was carried through the worst stage by a physi cian and a volunteer nurse, and was on his waj to recovery, but when they left to at tend others the father refused to give the medicines left or follow any of the in structions, and the boy died of blood pois oning. Hie family and friends sitting around and praying, but doing nothing to relieve his suffering. Six oreight others have: been allowed to dieii: the same way. DEATH IN RUSHING WATERS jlaiiy Lives Lost in Floods in South western Washington. Nine Inches of Ituhi Falls In Klcvcn - Days, and Suiull M reams Are Mad Torrents Tacoma, Wash., Dec. 1 1. Nine Inches of rain in eleven da) s, following the previous fall floods, have caused the highest water ever known In the valleys of Southwestern Washington. During the past week the watef has come down the valleys with, a terrific rush, bre'aking dams and carrvlng avvay houses and farm property 1'our bodies have been recovered, and other persons have undoubt edly perished, Michael Cashman was drowned Trlday while trying to ford Toutle ltiver. The bodies orMrs. Shuiuakeraud her daughter, who were drowned In the Cowlitz flood three week- ago, have Just been found, nearly buried in the sand, ten miles ltlovv wher- they were swi ptoff theraft on which they w ere trying to escape. YvsteTday the tod) of an unknown man was found drift ing In the riverut C.istleUoek. Settlements In the big liottom country near the head waters or the Cow UU Iliv er were nearly willed out by the floods. Thirty houses were carried down the stream and many families escaped on rafts after their dwellings had In-eii carrh'd miles. Two persons are reiwrteil drowned. Miles of fences mid other improvements are de stroved. The people of thnt.eetlon have appealed for aid, to which the citizens of Clu-lialis and the surrounding towns have already respoiktcil -Mnny farmers have lost their seed wheat, whichthe count) commissioners will be asked to supply Since November 1 twenty inches of water have fallen, or half the usual yearly fall PRODTY VICE VEAZEY. l'i c'sldent .Sends a Hatch nf Nomina tions to the senate. The President toda) sent to the Senate the following nomination. Charles. A Trout-, of Vermont, to be an Interstate Commerce Commissioner, vice W. G. Ve.izey, resign e-d. Second Lieut Frank II Diinmock, cf Mas sachusetts, to befirstlieutenai.t inthereve nue cutter service Lewis I O' Veal, to be Justice of the peace In the DMrlet of Columbia Postmasters Lyman D Thrrstcn, Leices ter, .Mass; Milium M Moss. Plcomfield, Iud ; Edward M WiUon. Buffalo Center, la Alo a long list of promotions in the navy, made during the ivcess or Congress. PACiric ri.r.i.T. Adinlinl lleiirdslpy and the Phila delphia Arrive at Callno. Admiral Hearil'li-e, con mandlng the Pa cific station, cabled the N.tvj Dejiartment toda), announcing his arrival at Callao, Peru, In tie flagship Philadelphia, The ve-sci left San francisco Nov ember '28, and intheslsteen da)ss!ielcis bjcnat sea aver aged ten knots per hour and ran about 4, 000 miles without exhausting her coal capacity. The I'l.dadelphi 1 will probably spend the holida.vs at Valparaiso 1 l.e gunboat Bennington reached Acapul co, MeMCj, tins morning, on her vvaj from San I'rancisco to Salvador, where she is under orders to surve) .laqullisco Bay. Admiral Selfridge cabled the Nav") De pa rlment this morning f rom.Sinv ma that the cruiser .Minneapolis had cejolned the squad ron at tint port. Dnnirei cms Couutei fellers Cauijht. Stoek'ou, Cal , Dec 14. -The police of this (itv have siH-cifd-il in capturing W. A. Kains and Ids son, Batiny Kalns, two mem bers of one of the most dangerous gangs of 'counterfeiters that has ever opc-rated In the West For scars the gang has "been flooding the State with remarkably clever counterfeits of quarters and nickels. A complete counterfeiter's outnt was cap tured. Popular Hiver Captain Dead. The Hag on the harbormaster's orflce Is flying nt half mast today,, owing to the death of Capt James Jones, one of the best known men on the river front. Capt. Jones was stricken with paralysis at River Ylw Saturday morning, end died that night. He was about forty five years of age, and had been In charge of River View for several jears. Mother and Daughter Asphyxiated. Indianapolis, hid , Dec. 14.-Late last night Mrs Cntheilne Corbett, aged sev enty je-ars, was found asphyxiated in her room, and her daughter, MUs Mary Cor bett, aged rorty years, was found uncon scious, and will likely die. They used natural gas, and had left thedamperln the kitchen stov c closed. Ivory's Trial Postponed London, Dec 14. Counsel for Edward J. Ivory, alias Edward Bell, the alleged Irish-American dynamiter, appeared In the central criminal court. Old Bailey, this morning and obtained a postponement of the trial of his client until the January sessions. FIST OflYJi DISTRICT Local Bills Up for Passage in the House. 3I0RSE'S LIQUOR .MEASURE "Yeunnd TCay Vote T11l.cn on It. Thursday to He the Day for the District Hereafter Point of No Quoin 111 liaised by Sir. llabcock. The Vote. The District came In ror its first Innings in Congress today. It was In the House. Mr. Morse, with the Jjlll to amend the act regulating the District liquor trnrflc, was ready to demand recognition.. He hnd heard that influences had been nt work to dereat it, and was surprised, arter Com missioner Truesdeil h I earty Indorsement of the Ami saloon League work, that an) thing adverse should come from the District of fices. The bill had been made public, us desired b) the league. THURSDAY FOR DISTftlCT DAY. Mr. Babcock asked that Thursday 1 e per mitted, by unanimous consent, to be used as a District bill day. TIito 'vas 10 ob jection. He then offercil for printiag the Commissioners' report on the North Capitol street extension, audit was ordered, irinted. Mr. Morse did not hear the subjectof the report, and asLedthatlt be restated. Itwas not upon his liquor traffic bill, and he was satisfied. He then consulted for .1 few inoi mentswith Mr. Powers, who on Friday ot Tered an nmendment to the bill. As one private 1 ill utter another tame up by unanimous consent, and was passed, Mr. Morse continued to note and vatch, sometimes nervously. About 1.3U oMitck a pension 0111, which had been vetoed by tlie President, was taLi 11 up, the begin ning or i debate una a. roll-call. tt was nearly '& o'clock when Mr. Morse called ror the completion or the vole which was 111 progress when the House adjuirncd Friday evening. 'Hie clerk lead the bill by title, and a vole was taken, 'lhe Speaker was nliout to decide that the ayes hnd It, vvii.-n Mr. Habcock called ror a division. 'lhe Speaker announced upon a call ror a rising vole 45 ayes and -3 na)s. Mr. Babcock made the point of no quorum. Mr. Morse demanded the )eas and iiavn. The vote on Mr. Morse's bill .vas 1,"I2 jeas and 31 n.njs. Mr. Malmiy in'sed a point or nn quorum and moved to -'.djourn. The motion was lost, and a call or the House was ordered. The Speaker appointed as members or the Memorial Association of the District or Columbia J. W. Douglass, evCommls lsoner of the District, and Gardiner Hul tmrd, a wealth v citizen or Washington. The object of this commission Is to take charge or the historic buildings In the Na tional Capital. IN THE 8ENATE. In the Senate- Mr. McMillan presented a petition rrom the Brlghtvvooel Citizens' Association, prajing for an appropriation of $100,000 to beautify that part of Bock Creek Park ljing ne-ar them The- money Is to be epiided In driveways, etc Mr. Blackburn presented a till living the rank of first lieutenant, in the- Miiiuu Corps, to the leader of the Marine Band. Mr. Quay Introduced 11 LIU amending a IKirtlon of the act under which the Center Market Company was Incorporated It provides that all stalls shall be sold to the highest bidder, under the direction of the Commissioners It also prohibits the market company from bidding, hut grants them the- privilege- of placing a minimum rental rate on the stalls. mom: arms Fon cuiians. Steamer Tlnee Friends Takes An other I'.xpeditlon to the'lsland. New York, Dec. 14. A Herald special from Jacksonville, Fla., say s Acting uiHin the opinion of the Attorney General ot the Uniteil States, regarding the bliipinent of arms to Cuba, the owners of the steamer Three Trlends started an cxiiedition last night, which they hope will reach Cuba within three days. The steamer Commo dore was useil to transport the- arms, am munition and fuel to the Three Friends, vv hich vvas outside the bar at the north of the St. John's River. Ninety-five Cubans arrived here yester day from Tampa and Joined about 30o others, who have been here for several d.ijs: They were- under- orders or Col. Fjuilin Nuiuez, the delegate of the Cuban Junta. TheComiiiodorewcnttothcrnllroad wharf In the afternoon, and as soon as it was dark the work or transferring the-munitions from the cars to the boat was begun. The cargo consisted of about 1,000 nries, D00, 000 cartridges, and two melinite guns, a quantity of medicines and hospital stores. The cargo had lecn placed on lwardat9:J0 o clock, and the men climbed up on the vessel as the lines were cast off. The Com modore steamed down the- river, and the transfer or the cargo to the Three Friends was erfected arter getting outside the three-league limit. This was done to avoid any violation of neutrality laws. The Three Friends is commanded by Capt. W. T. Lewis. Attacked by lllcihvvnyinen. A daring case of hlshway robbery was reported to headquarters today by the fourth precinct ponce. 'Jhe complainant is Harry Parker, driver or one or the Central txprcss Company's wagons. He states that while delivering a parcel Baturdav mgtit at No. 1121 rour-aud-a hair stree:t souihwcst, lumselt nnd his companion, Ed ward Malotie, a youth, were attacked by two white men. The footpads beat both 1'arLcr and Malone, but only succeeded In getting avvay with the hitter's overcoat, 'the police have a description or the high waymen, and are looking ror them. . m Hearings on the New Tariff. The action of the Republican members ot the House Ways and Means Committee on Saturday last In deciding to give hearings on the new tariff bill which it is proposed to prepare at this session, was formally ratified at the full committee meeting to day. A resolution to adjourn from the 22d Instant to January 5 was agreed to, as was also a resolution by Mr. Tayne, of New York, to commence hearings on the bill em lhe 28th Instant. Stabbed in the Neck. Prank C. Johnson, a young colored man, 11 - fin Cox alley, became engaged In nn a, jy with a white man at the corner of Si cnth street nnd the Acnuc late last nignt, and In the struggle received a stab wound In the neck. He was taken to the Emergency Hospital, where Dr. West round that the injury was not serious. His as sailant escaped, and the cause of the diffi culty 1b not known. Kentucky Turnpike Decision. The Supreme Court today, in an opinion nnnsunced by Justice Harlan, reversed the Judgment of the Kentucky supreme court in the case brought under the act of the Kentucky legislature of 1890, fi.lng a maximum schedule of rates to be charged by the Covington and Lexington Turnpike Company, ot that State. , DEATHS OF A DAT. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 14. Martin Kaiser, the oldest active German singer in the United States, -who has been known as "the Singing Father" among all the tier man singers from the Atlantic to the Rockies, died yesterday at the resideree of his son, in this city. Mr. Kaiser was the grand marshal of the firit great singing festival ever given in tills country.ln 1857. He was onp of the founders of the celebrated Genuania Manncrchorof Chicago. Bochester, N. T"., Dec. 14. Marv Porter LUiedliere Saturday night,, aged ninety-one years, bho was ono or the best friends the anti-slavery movement ever had. The num ber of runaway slaves who found shelter nod concealment under her roof reached into tne hundreds DELUGE OF OIL. Indiana Gas Wells Suddenly Turn Into Oil Gushers Anderson, Ind., Dec. 14. RciKirts received In this city yesterday from. the southern part of the county have occasioned much excitement and siK-culaJlon. ;Conumcnion the Farmers' Gas Line who went to light their fires turned on the -valves, and, In Head of getting gas, a rush of oil came out. Several houcs we're" flooded with the oil. It was almost-impossible to shut It off when once started. Outside it was found that oil was gushing from the itg ulators and from senilis in the pipes. Investigation showed that one of the big gest wells which has been used on the line suddenly turnesl Into aiifill gusher Saturday night. It Is in a territory where title have been butfe-wtrncesof ollfoirid. Prices on leases have tuken a Hidden advance and It is thought there will be- a ttamiicdc of oil men for the new field. ALMOST BURNED TO DEATH Shocking Fate of1 Alice Thomas, HiiiiuTcil Years Old. Stumbled und Fell AerosH Her Open Move Too Feeble to Help Her ' nelf NelKlirxiiM Itcxvue Her. Alice lhomas, colored, 1Q2 years of age, was fatally burned at her home. No. 2013 Eighth street northwest, about 11:30 o'clock this forenoon. The old woman was alone In her litttle house at the time, and while putting fresh fuel on the fire, she stumbled and fell acrosjtliccooLstove. Hi-rgarmcnts caught fire, and the poor creature uttered severul feeble cnes for help. With a great cffoit. 'ic-jnanagcd to roll to the door, but by this time she was enveloped In" flames. Mrs. Thowas, however, arose. and threw herself ..cross the bed, setting fire to the bedding and almost cieiiinting herself. Neighbors, seeingthesmeke-pourlng from the crev Ices ot the door, came to he r rescue, and the I'lghth precinct patrol wagon was called and conveyed Sirs. Themas to the Frecdman's Ilo-pltal. Here a hasty exam ination showedth.ittheold woman had liecn terribly burned about the head, body ai.d limbs. She cannot live throughout the- day. Mrs. Thomas wa6 born In 17114 and res members scenes in the Itcvoliltlonary War. the war of 1812, the Mexican and tivil wars. MATRIMONIAL AGF.NTS SUIT. He AVuntH JSI.ntlO for Getting: a Wife for a laivvyen Chicago, Dec. 14. A romantic story Is disclosed through the- riilng of a praecipe in the circuit court in n' suit for $2,500 damages by Benjamin H. llellen against Lawyer Henjainin W. Andermn. There Is a woman In the case the Widow Hughes that vvas, but now Mrs. Benjamin Ander son. Mrs. Anderson lias long lived at No. 2428 Indiana avenue. She Is a. woman or mid dle age, and reputed to bo quite wealthy. Some time- ago A nderson's old friend, llel len, nfur telling him of the many virtues of the Widow Hughes, offered to introduce him If Anderson would sign a contract ngrccing to pay Hclie-n S2S00 on the day of the wedding. J - Anderson agreed, tho contract was duly signed, sealed and delivered to the Palmer Collecting Agency ror Mfc-Ve-eplng. Andeisou vvas Introduced jtu the widow, and his pathway during the wooing days was as smooth as llellen could niaLe- it. Daily llellen sang Anderson's praises In Mrs. Hughes' cars. Anderson was a first el iss business man, a college graduate, he Mljl: a Miccessful lawyer and a man with a great future before him. Then, too, Anderson pleaded his own cause with eloquence, an engagement fol lowed, 'and the two were married in Sep tember last. Then It wa that Helton de manded pay for his servlct s as matri monial agent- Anderson positively re fused to honor the contract. Hence the praecipe filed in the circuit court for breach ofcontiact. , "It was all done for a Joke," said Mr Anderson today to a reiKrtcr; "all a JoLe." "What, the wedding or the- contract?" asked the reiwrt r. "That contract Is void, and I kne.v It ws at the time I signed It," said Mr. An derson. M'KINLEY GOING TO CHICAGO Vnntn a. Few I)ay Hest, and Will Ilring Ills Wife Home. Canton, Ohio, Dec. 14. When Major Mc Kinlcy came into his study this morning he- found it crowded with caller", standing room kins nt a premium. The President elect has very little time to himself these days. Events have occurred .which have caused Major McKinlcy to alter ii frequently x pressed desire not to leave Canton, and his present purpose Is to depart for Chi cago on Thursday or Friday evening next. The railroad people say sleeping-car ac commodations have been." secured. Major McKinlcy wants to go to Chicago for two reason: first, to accompany his wife back to Canton; second, to get a, few days' of rest and change of air and scene. ne will doubtless remain in Chic.tgo un til Monday or Tuesday night or next week. i . m MARK HANNA KEEPS MUM. Declines to Talk About McKlnlcyVs Cabinet Appointments. Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 14. Mark Hnnna returned home from Washington yesterday. Concerning the Cabinet appointments of President-elect McKlnley he refused to talk Fire Started by Hot Ashes. A fire 1 n a woodshed In the rear of No. 715 Fourteenth street northwest called out the department about 9 o'clock this morn ing. The house Is owned by llaj. Brecken ridgc and occupied byMrs-0-M. Duke. The blaze was caused by theservant girl placing a quantity of hot ashes in ajwooden box in the shed. The damage yasSlight, and the Hre extinguished berore tne.arnval or the engines. A horse on truck C slipped and fell in coming out or the stable, spraining the animal's leg, but thc-injury wa's not serious. ' 3 For an International. Conference. The special committee appointed by Sen ator 8berman, chairman of,tne Republican Senatorial caucus to devise legislation for action at this session ot Congress looking to an international monetary conference, held its first meeting this 'morning, with Senators Wclcott, chairman, and Chan dler, Hoar, Gear and Carter present. The .meeting was Informal and no action of any kind was taken. Judiciary Committee Session. The Senate Judiciary Committee held its first meeting this morning. Atthe request of Senator Thurston the nomination of Wil liam D. McHogh, to bo district Judge for the District of Nebraska, vtas laid over un til after the holidays. The other cases were referred to subcommittees for inves tigation. The only sctIodb opposition ap pears in the McJJugh caseand papers ere being prepared ror presentation to the committee. Commodore Not. aFiUtmster. Nothing to Indicate that the EteamerCom modore.'now at Jacksonville) Fla., 1b about to depart thence with arms and ammunition for the Cuban Insurgents, baB been le celved at the Treasury Department, In fact, .quite a contrary state of affairs has been presented there, by tKe Treasury offi cers at Jacksonville - . WEYLER TIILKSJF 1CE0 Regards Him as a Brave Man and a Fighter. PINAR DEL RIO PACIFIED "Not Entirely, lint Nearly So." 'Irucliu 'Will He Mulntatiied Until ("linngCM in Operation-! Compel i'rcMenco of Troops Klsewlie're. JIacco CrosMed It by AVuter. New Y'ork, Dec. 14. The Herald spe cial cable dispatch from Havana gives tho following account of an Interview with Gen. Wejlcr on Saturday night: "What can you say of President Cle-.'e-land's inessage?" I asked. "Nothing, absolutely nothing; I am a military nmn, not a iiolitlcian. I can only say I have-no feelingngainstMr.ClevclanJ, or any other President." I asked Capt. eien. We-yler to express an opinion of tbemeritsot lien. Antonio Maceo. lie said: "Maceo was a brave man, I thought, a great general until the 1'inar del itlo Campaign. Today I believe- him to have been a brave- man, of great prestige, a fighter all through, and a man who cannot be replaced by the Insurgents. In fact, he was their malnstav, and Geu. Uoine-z, a1io ls.innldman.wouldnnt havecomctoCuba at all except for Mace-o." MACEO DIDS'T WAIT FOIt UIXJ. Speaking again o! Maceo, Gen. We-yler said he regarded the rebel leader as th-'inost imiKirtant person ot the- insurgents, and he added: 'I went to Piiiar del Klotnyscir to cope with him, and thought he would await me in hU position, which lie did not." The general added Maceo was dead beyond doubt. -How about Rclz Rivera, now in com mand In 1'inar del Rio?" I asked. Really," said Gen. Weyle-r, "he Is little known, and it is Impossible to estimate his value to the insurgents." Gen. Weyler said, however, that If Perico Diaz was In command In Havana province, as rt ported, the- insurgent cause was lost there. He admitted that ttere had been i.000 men in Plnar del Rio. I said. "Where are- they?" "The number of Insurgents Is alwaysex aggerateil," replied Gen. Weyler, "and many hove died, so there- are probably not more than 3,0el0 In the whole province," scaltcreil In small groups." "You don't claim the complete pacifica tion of Plnar del Rio?" "Not entirely; but nearly so." "Will the trocha be maintained?" "Yes, at present, and as long as lhe sit uation remains as it i, or until changes in the operations make- the troops necessary elsewhere." CROSSED THE TRCOHA BY WATER. "Is 't sure that Maceo crossed the trocha by water?" ' 'Yes: I lslieve so: hut tin- CHiitaiiLs nf I the gunboats deny it. It is naturally a deli cate point, bjt they were hardly to blame, as the passagr'there Is very easy." I asked Gen. Wc-yler as to the objects ot tlieattacksonAmericanconAilitesin Spain. He thought them aimed against the Span ish government by its enemies, and not against the L'nlted States." "Why Is the American consulate guarded by soldiers?" was aske-d. ".Simply as a precautionary nie-isuTe,' Gen. Wevlc-r answered. 'I anticipate no trouble here from the Spaniards, tint at the same time- Hie celebrations over Maceo's death might lead the- Insurgents to -aku an advantagcaud make trouble between Spain and the Uni'ed Stales." Vice Consul Springer says he lias asked for no protection for the coasuia'e, but thought the owiie-rs of the building where the consulate Is have asked for guards, w! o. Gen. W-y ler say s. were simply place-it there as a precaution. MACEO'S Ml'RDEIt EXPECTED. An Havana speeial to the New YorkSun, via Key West, sajs: The b. lief that Maceo was murdered near Puntn ltrav.1 was enter tained by both Cubans and Spaniards alike. The latter regard the murder of Maceo as a very bright piece ot work. The Junta I)c Defe-usa has been at the palace to ceimplimcnt General Weyler, and after ward Its representatives shook hands with the Marquis of Ahumada, vvho was the soul of theinramouspiot. oniieceinbcr 2, when Maceo wasstillwest of the trocha, it was said in the ofrice or La Lucha thata great event was very near. On the same day Gen. Weyler, while- on his route to Artcmisa, personally conferred with Major Cirujedaabouttheplanprepared by theM.irquis Ahumada to kill Maceo. Tl e hatred of the Cubans toward Wey ler, which has been so Intense," Is nothing as compared with the strong feeling which prevails against Dr. Maximo Zcrtucha. The Spanish police constantly guard him. It is said he will Issue a statement denying particlpatlonin Maceo's death. Revenge-for Maceo's death Is the sole- idea that now pre dominates the Cubans. GOMEZ'S ATTITCDE FEARED. What Is most feared is the attitude cf Gome-z when he hears of the death of his son. He loved him dearly, and when he agreed to go to Cuba and take charge oi inc revolutionary rorce-s nemade his son promise to remain i nSanto Domingo dur ing the entire war and take care of the family. It Is a positive fact that Maceo did not pass the trocha, because his portion had liecome untenable In the province- of Pinar del Rio, on account of Wcyb-r's advance In leaving his forces in charge of Ruiz Ri vera he knew the- latter could maintain in the revolt against all Weyler's soldiers. It Is proof of Rivera's strength that since Maceo crosted the trocha the Spanish forces in Plnar del Rio have been constantly har assed. Rivera Is not only a man of courage, but a strategist. TTNITFJJ STATES MUST ACT. Military Men's Opinions on the As sassination of Maceo. Boston, Dec. 1-1. Several well-known mil itary men here were Interviewed yester day in regard to the reported killing of Maceo. Tin ir unanimous verdict was that the flag of truce is the most sacred thing known in the history of warfare, and the man who violates it is punishable by death,. Gen. Nathan A. M. Dudley, the famous Indian fighter, said: "I cannot believe that cither our country or Europe will look on Continued on Second Page. Major General Joan Rlaz Rivera, Who Is Expected to Take Maceo's Place In the Insurgent Army. MORE REVENUE. IIx-Gov Pattison, of Pennsylvania, Says It Is Needed Chicago, Dec. 14. Ex-Guv. Robert E. Paulson, of Pennsylvania, was registered at the Auditorium yesterday. Hewn on his way from his home in Philadelphia to the Black Hills, where he has mining interests. "I think Congress should at once i-naet some law which will give the government a revenue sufficient to meet Its expenses," he said. "In the East there is a marked revival of confidence, and every Indication that prosperous times are near athnnd.lt is in the power of Congress to help it along by passing the legislation I have re ferred to. "I think thedifrere-nceln the Democratic party on the financial question will adjust themselves. I believe the country Is dis posed lo wait and see what the Re publican administration accomplishes before start ing out on a new crusade." WAITING ON THE MANDATE Chapman's Sentence Is in the Hands of the Supreme Conrt Uhirty Days Allow cd After the De cision of the Lower Court Mr. Wrney's statement. Elvcrton R. Chapman, the New York broker, did not surrender himself today Into the custody of Mar-hal Wilson in order to present his pitltion to the United States Supreme Court for a writ of habeas corpus. District Attorney BIrney can take no steps In the matter without the consent; ot Chapman's counsel until the- mandate the Supreme Court's recent decision is sent down In the regular course- on De cember 30, and the opposing counsel are not likely to do It, as their client wants all the freedom he can get during the hol iday season. The mandate must come down atthcend of thirty days after the decision is ren dered and then Mr. Chapman must be surrendircd to the marshal. Upon this being done, it will be proper for his coun sel to apply for a writ of habeas corpus. "1 can elo nothing as to Chapman, said Mr. Ulrncj today, "until the thirty days arc up, but I may go ahead and prow-cute- the other fellows." Some time ago he stated that If Mr Chapman's counsel let lhe hatn-as corpus matter be quickly settled, he would defer tl e prosecution of Messrs. Macartney, Shrl vcr, Edwards, and the others until then; otherwise he would not wait. Jddgc Jere Wilson, leading counsel for Cha pman, shows no desire to pat his client's liberty In Jeopardy, but It may beinferrc-d from the grim way Mr BIrney made the alwva quoted statement that the other re calcitrant witnesses will be brought to the bar very shortly. LAST CUANCK FOIt DEALERS. lOleomurcrnrlnc Men A-.I. for a Writ of Habeas Corpus. Attorney Harry E. Davis and Judge Jere Wilson today surrendered to the custody of the marshal Messrs. Israel Kollock Wlll-lam-O.-Lusby and McCauley, three of the. convicted oleomargarine dealers. The men were turned over to the care of Deputy Marshal Robinson, but were not taken from the court room. Thrircouusel at noon went berore the- Supreme Court of the United States, and presented on behalf of their clients a petition ror their release on a writ of htbeas corpus. The court ot appeals recently confirmed the rinding ip the case or Mr Kollock, and ovcrrule-d the- motion on appeal to rever-e Judge Cole's dedtion in the lower court In the petition to the Supreme Co-irt it Is claimed the confinement of the mer chants is in violation of the OnstitLlion and therefore unlawful and without au thority. In support ot this assertion it is contended that the act under which the Indictments were made is contrary- to the Constitution, because it is not within the lower of Congress to delegate to the Com missioner of Internal Revenue or the Sec retary of the Treasury of the United States, or any other person, authority or power to determine what acts shall be-criinlnal;and inesaiu act or t ongrcss does notsufficu-inlv-define, or deflm- at all, what acts done of omitted to he done within the- suppo-ed purview or the said act shall constitute an offense against the United Mates. When Judge Cole re-convened court this afternoon arter recess Attorney II. E. Davis announced that his petitiouto the Supreme Court of the United fctntc-s had been suc cessful and that a writ of habeas corpus had been granted, returnable the first MondaV in January. In view of this fact the court made an order releasing the oleo margarine men on 1,000 ball each. tVould shield HIS SON. Sad Mory enfolded in Court In nn Arson case. " James Morgan was tried today in the criminal court on a charge of arson. He is alleged to have burned down his aged father's stable after the parent's re fusal or a drunken son's demands. The story or the crime was published In The Times or several weeks ago. The old man seemed inclined to shield the son In his statements, notwithstanding Ids cruel treatment. He did not comment on the nrralr. He almost. wept when he told the Jury that his son said he would burn him up. Attorney Walker represented the defend ant, but they called no wltnest-s in de rense. The evidence vvas conclusive. The Jury, after listening to the argument or counsel, rendered a verdict or guilty as Indicted. His lawyer moved the court for a stay of sentence pending iiotijn for a new trial, and Judge Dlngham granteel the request. SUICIDE .NOT SUSPECTED. Putnam and Miss Collins Death As cribed to Accidental Asphyxiation. Boston, Deo. 14. The body of Miss May A. Collins, one of the victims of the double asphyxiation here, will be sent today to Midway, Ky., her former home, in accord ance with Instructions received rrom her relatives. A memorial service for Miss Collins will be held by the Free Thinkers in Paine Hall one week from next Sundav, the date on which she was to-speak there. No au topsy is likely to be held in the case. The medical examiner's certificate stated that the deaths of MIs Collins and Mr. Putnam were due to accidental poisoning by gas, nnd no suspicion of suicideis enter tained by competent Judges. Receiver for tho Silver Knight. A bill In equity has been brought by Sen ator William M. Stewart against his part ners in the Silver Knight Publishing Com pany, asking for a dissolution of thepaitner shlp and an accounting, and that a receiver be appointed to take charge of the affairs ot the company. LATE TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 14. Thccandle fac tory of the Standard Oil Company, a three story brick building' on James street, was destroyed by fire yesterday. Loss, S50. 000; insurance, 58,000. Boston, Dee. 14. Thomas Bran, for merly first mate of tlie barkentine Herbert Fuller, who was charged with tho murder on lxiard that vessel on the high seas of Capt. .Nash, the captain's wife and Second Mate Bamberg, was placedontrial in the United States court today. u . Flooring, $1.50 for lOO'Feet. Kiln-dried heart, one width, one length. Llbbey & Co., 6th st. and New Xork ave. m m Ivy Institute Business College, Sth and K. Nolle better, 52G a year, clay or nigh . HEED'S BHT 1 SENATE 3Ir. Call Introduces a Resolution Naming It as .Murder. .FOR THE HOLIDAY RECESS Mr. Hale Introduces a Concnrreut Itenolution to Adjonru Congress From December 22 to January 5. Mr.I'effer Wants a Monetary Con ference Other Dnsincssj. In the Si nate this morning the credentials of Samuel Douglas McEnry as Senator from the State of Louisiana, to succeed Mr. Blanchard, wcru presented by Mr. hlanch.ird and placed on file. -Mr Oallmger presented the inrinonal of a New Hampshire church meeting, with a resolution, which he- said he indorsed, de claring that Armenian outrages should b suppressed by the civilized -powers, even ultlough the doing so should Involve the dismemberment of the Turkish empire. Mr I'cfrer introduced a Jcint re-solution for the appointment by the President or the ULlted States of a coiiinJssIoii of four, ono from each or tlie political parties-Republican, National Democrat, Democratic and I'opullst-who shall select a fifth, and shall constitute a national monetary commissi n, to examine and study the general subject of rtuauce, in reference to Its practical re lations to business. He asked that it lie laid on the table, and said that he would speak on it after the holidays. MACEO'S DEATH. Mr. Hale Intn)duc-d a concurrent n solu tion for the holiday ri-cess from Tuesday, December 2, to Tuesday, Januarys, and it was referred to the Committee on Appro priations. A Joint resolution requesting the Presi dent of the United States to demand the release of ail citizens of tlin Untied .states held In confinement at Ceuta, In viola tion of the treaty with Spain, was Intro duced by Mr. Call and referred to the Com mittee on i- orelgn Arralrs. Mr Call also offered a resolution, which was referred to the same committee, de claring that the recent killing or Antonio Maceo, a renowned ge-ne-ral In the- service ot the republic of Cuba ir true while under a Hag or truce, and with.inassuranee or safety rroin the Spanish captain-general, was a violation of the rules of civilized war fare, an act of base treachery, a murder cowardly and disgraceful, which demands the execration ef every government and of all the peoples of the v orld, whether civil ized or savage; declaring that the govern ment which authorized, permitted. r failed to punish the assasslus. was an out cast from the family of nations and from the pale of civilization and public Iaw;and directing the Committee on Foreign Rela tions to inquire Into the facts and report at an early day. ROUTINE BUSINESS. Mr. Allen addressed the Senate on the resolution offered by him lust Wednesday, declaring that it is the settled doctrine In the United f-tate-s of America that no Mate ivissesscs constitutional powers to impair the.bllgations of legalcontra-ts, either by 'dlreCflegTslatlon or by legislation that withdraws oil substantial remedies from their enforcement. Mr. Mergan offered a resolution request ing the President to send tothe Senate nil papers relating tp the- condition of affairs in Cuba; a statement? or all claims by citizens of theUmted States grovvingout. of the Insurrection: anil all correspondence nntheComiietltorcase. He will address the I-enate on this subji-ct tomorrow. Mr Teller was in his seat in the Senate today for the first time this session, and was the recipient of a handsome bouquet serii bv some admiring friends. The Senate hns agreed to take the vote on the immigration bill at 4 o'clock ov Thursday -of this week. IN TIIK IIOUM". ThuisdnySet A-lde n-.-DKti let Day. Private Hills Pas-cd. On motion of Mr. Dingley In the Housu today, a concurrent resolution was adopted provirii-g for n holiday recess from the 22J la -taut until January 5. Under the rules, today was set apart for District or Columbia business, but Thursday next was substituted. Bills were taken from the calendar and passed, as follows: Constituting a new di division of the eastern judicial district of Texas and providing for holding terms of court at Beaumont, Texas Permitting the m-ryor nnd city council ot Monroe, La., to bridge the Ouachita River opposite that city. For the relief or C. T. Trowbridge, G. D. Walker and J. A. Trowbridge. Ap propriating SS0O for the-rcllef ot E11U II. Roberts. Mr. Howard offered a resolution giving recognition to tlie Cuban revolutionists as constituting a free and independent nation, with all rights of such on the soil or the United States. He based It uion a state ment with rererence to recent events. First in this statement he asserted that the people ot the United States have heard with profound regret ot the brutal assassi nation of Maceo, the distinguished Cuban leader", under a flagot truce by the Spanish army: next. that Spain is conducting a most brutal and guerrilla like warfare against a patriotic people. Thepaperwas referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Mr. Toole called up the bill vetoed by the President, granting a pension to Lydia A. Ta. The veto was sustained yeas 98, nays 85 two-thirds being necessary to pass the bill, as many Republicans voted to sjsiain the President's action. Filibuster trial lostnetl. i'hiladelnhla. Dec. 14. The trial or John 1). Hart ot thlsclty.whols under Indictment fu Hit-charge ct aiding I n a Cuba u fill blister ing expedition on the steamer Laurada. was today. In the United States district court, continued until the February term of court. '1116 e-ase was to have be-gun this morning, but owingtothelilnessofJohn F. Lewis, of counsel for lhe- defendant, tho postp nement was agreed to. Mr. steffani Wants n Divorce. Noel Steffani today II ed an application for divorce from Caro la-i Steffani. The plaintiff charircs his wife with desertion. The parties were married In April, 1891, by Father Delancy. The Marqnis de Ahumada, Second lu Command to Captain General Weyler of the Spanish Forces In Cuba- k L WAJ ) MbJw i & J kSfe. 1 Je'-.v Sgafefestofc&sL -. 94 rf.!s vi". ;SsSfe3?fer - .-.--.:-"-- -s.s r..L.r -Try jc rfs V L . .. ?C5te: lit $2i5m&3Zflj!id&i -J-Ji - - M r - VI . &7rv.&$?'0&Z.le. .