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THE EVENING TIMES. WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1900.
THE DEMOGHATS GATHER
Members oHIie Mar) land Legisla
ture Hold a Conference.
A l.tM-Ij Cdiik'tl Ovivr the icnKer
lilp of tin. Hoiiie of Dclcsmten nnil
tin- l'r'Hilotic of li Semite Can
li'lnlcs for Political Illinois Ae-ti-l
PiixUin. 'llit'lr rintiiib.
BALTIMORE Jan 2 Democratic rain
hors of the net legislature were at the
Carrollton Hotol in force labt night. There
were also present manj candidate for po
sitionN either at the disposal of the gen
eral absembl or the next governor
Governor-elect John Walter Smith was
at the hotel dining most of the an"noon
and evening He was a crj buy ian
Noarlv ever one. it seemed! wished to take
him oft nito a corner and whisper in his
ear. Colonel Smith bore it all like the
veteran campaigner that he is. He had a
warm handclasp and a cheerful smile for
cl and extended to each one the compli
ments of the season
The principal interet-t centred about the
contest for president of the senate and
speaker of the house of delegates In the
afternoon an informal conference of mem
bers of the eae was held, continuing for
tome lime Sensational rumors got adrift
in the corridors later that the meeting had
broken up in disorder This was not true
The senators talked for some time over
the coure to be pursued at Annapolis,
Colonel Smith and Mr Murraj Vandiver
being present dimng a part of the meeting.
I'll it lit lit to I'nilj I'Iim1k.
It wjte determined that all th" idedp
of the 11 1 platfotm should be arried
ot. and that evciv effort would be made
te give tin people carciMi MM r-nnwnunu ,
administration Frcmi coin ealo with
the member mid Mi Vandiver later I
"I am oon-vHiced that the incoming leg la-
tare will do its full dut bj the people of J
the Stt It will economize in tin n.utter
ofolllce expenditures and general appro ,
pnatto JMht as far s it can in the in-
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icrusts ui jmi;ii: wmwr wi me wau-
tor were present exeeirt Mwn WiUiaiu
B Clagett of Prince Georg const and
Johnzi" E Beasman of Carroll who are
siok, and W Vieis Benin Jr cf Montgom
ery who was unable to sttend Senator-
elect Elijah William- of ne Arundel,
arrived shortlv hefon the meeting ad--iorHed
It whs understood lar night that Senate
Jshn liubaer of Baltimore count, ould
be F4eeted bv the caicH at Annjoli to
night without opposition Senators Aus
tin L Crothet-b of Cecil and W Viers
ISoMtc, ft . ot "HontgHiery. lwd anHnuaced
thumsolves up ea4idatus for the poskiiMi
of yreaMeat ol the SmU hMt it w-Hb mid
their name onM not u )xire the ctuictta
Per secrtisr of senate the candidates
are Mestare J ired Ritter and J Koger
SlcSheiTy ha-th i PTederick ccninty Mr
JUtier was nawi o h e the support of Sen.
tor .laooh ltelirhach of Predenck and
seemed e(MeHt of 1numt; Mr Mc-
Shoiry was Ffretar trf the Statue dwriMi;
the scsswtts irf IS? HtH is, ami auide
very rrcjtaW" wrd Mam Senators
yest?rdv 1ns frttmde -td tendered Imn
Lhwr sappart Mi Stw.iH lleii or Carroll
was 89keH f a- reMlit4g clerk. Mr Wil- t
'i. ; Vru4 Af TrniLat oc .uirul
old and Mr HdB", P Jump of Queen
Anne's. ftM sergeant -at -aim For chup-
lain of the Seutc Rev II W "Wroth anu
Rev Sikis IJ SoMihei land of ths citv rp
"I In ir!ikrlii t iit-t.
A 'Vers lve4 coHtcst devekjtd over the
Fjipakfjmhiii of the Iwhs of delegate
J'neHds of Mr Lijl Wilkmoii of Wor
cester hav" foi HHc time claiiMi that he
had pledged Jo him a wajontv of the Dcm- '
ocrntH meiHis of the housf TIm actioii
of the cit delegntioii laet Pnday night in '
lofloserlmg it. lsni upon the pEkerhip
and deciding 10 make a finish fight ujhmi
the question of a fit recognition of the dc- J
ma nds ol the citv evidentlv came
surprise to a nainbei of the count mem
bers The citv delegates opened headquarters
at the Carrollton Hotel and began a svs
temalic canvaps of the count members as
the latter arrived As a reeult late
last night there were all kinds of rumors of
breaks m countv delegates supposed to
be favorable to Mr W'HKihmw and the sit
uation became decidedly interesting The
citv delegates plaved a strong card by -vol-untaril
rnonnctnp all claims to patron
age at th hands of ike house if given the
Pormei Alavor 1" C Latrobe who has
been selected as the cit's candndate for
speaker, had a talk last night with Col
John "Walter Smith upon the fcubject He
AcHhed to know if Colonel Smith bad com
mitted himself or had attempted to influ
ence delegates Colonel Smith it is re
ported bv those who heard the interview.
replied that he had not made a pergonal
canvass in behalf of Mr. Wilkinson as had
been reported and had not "buttonholed
any members upon the subject "I did not
think I ought to do anv thing of the sort "
the gov ornor-elect is reported to have said
to General Latrobe The members J the
houp -hould be left to make their own
selection for j-poaker
"Mr. Wilkinson has long been a personal
and political friend of mine He is from
n: countv and ha aided me in inj lights
His sci vices to the Democratic part have
heen valuable He has been thiee times a
member of the house, and two ears ago
was the nominee of his party, then in the
minorltj for speaker. Shortl before that
he relinquished a Federal position which
paid him J3.000 a car in order to devote
hlh time to vork Tor his partv He tells
me he has assurances of enough vote to
nominate him That is all I know "
General Latrobe, in speaking of his can
didacj. said I am making the light for
speaker sole! because I believe the place
tfliould be given Haltimore cit There is
no personal feeling in the matter I will
give wa to an one else from the cit. but
I insist that we should have tins position.
"W'e have toceived man assurances of sup
port, and It looks as If we would win "
rnxiirn IV n oral I.ntroljc.
Mr Charles C M. aters, a member of the
house of delegates from Frederick count,
vas m Baltimore last night, Mr. Waters
wuui .1,0 i,iw ru.mhrr of vntPR nf
; member of the house from Frederick
count He said
"I go lo nnapolis to represent mv peo
ple, who elected me. I do not intend that
an man shall represent ni constituents
through me or speak for me Regarding
the speakership I am perfectl willing to
state mv position I am for ni friend.
Gen r C Latrobe, for speaker In the
first place. Baltimore cit is surel entitled
to some recognition, because of her con
tnbution. commerciall. politicall. and 11-
nanciallv. to the State of Marvland See-
ondly. that the mtercsLs of the counties In
children have stopped growing,
something is wrong, and serious
trouble may be near. Such chil
dren should take Scott's Emul
sion ; it's just the fat and bone
forming food they need. Growth
will begin again, and the children
will become strong and robust.
At all drnscists ; soC and fi-co.
the western part of the State are closel
allied with the interests of Baltimore city.
Thirdlj, General Latrobe, having had
much experience in public life, is qualified
to fill the position, and especially so as he
his once before served in the capacity of
speaker. There are others of the Frederick
delegation who agree with me as to Bal
timore citv's right to the position
"The delegates from Frederick count
Jare capable of taking care ol themselves.
and they will not be led around by the
nose bv anj man Anj man who under
takes to speak for them in advance had
Letter go slow, and be sure whereof he
Mr. Waters is a man who impic:sc3 one
rwith being able to take care of himself and
Hlook out for the interests of the people
"whom he represents He is a rUing voung
Uattornej of the Frederick bar, and will lo
nearu irom at Annapolis hc lea ms U'wei
in 1S97, when l.e rm for the office of rejjs
ter of wills for Frederick count, but the
whole Democratic ticket was defeated that
i car. His father, Dr. James K Waters, an
independent man. was register of wills of
Frcdenck count, and his son was chief
Mr. Waters sas his delcgiticn will give
General Latrobe at least three votes, and
as Mr Huckev is the ounces! man on the
delegation he is auious that he bs made
chairman and Mr. Best be nude secretary
of the delegation
With reference to the leading hoiue po
sitions to be filled, the name of Dr. Benja
min Smith, of Dorchester, is sroken of ao
chief clerk. Waltei B. Townsend, of Balti
more countv. as leading clerk, and Ed--ward
F Meehan. or Baltimore citj, as
7 Senator Washington Wilkinson, the ho d
over Republican from St. Mar's countv,
was the onl prominent member of his
part at the Carrollton lat night, and
seemed vorv much at heme with his Demo
C. P. HUNTINGTON'S DENIAL.
His Miint.trd Not to lie Solil
NEWPORT NEWS Va , Jan 2 Col lis
P Huntington, the lailroad magnate and
owner of the shipvard here has authorized
,u...ni !, rtii.r in tin- offort that a
s on foQt by ,s immcnse ,anl
fa lo t-an,feI mi to the Government.
secretar branded the stoiy
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as ridiculous siying that all of the pre-
liminarv details for such an important
transfer vere lacking
, lererence to the Congrcioml partv
, , ,
vlueli Tiited the vard a few davs ago, hc
pieMiined the v ere out on a junketing
trip cr prohablv the were making a tou?
of the shipv-ards of thi- country with a
view to making a ieport of some Vmd on
their capacilv ior doing naval work Mr
Huntington spent the morning in iuaptct
mg the diipanl
W -tenia altemoon he and his pirtv
attended an oninniipilion pioilamation
eelelira iou at th" Hamilton Normal and
criculnral I'l'tituto where Mr llum-
ington deliver, d an mte.esting ...Miess to
the student-, of the institution Mr Hunt
ington will spend veril da- in the cit
PLACED IN COMMISSION.
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l .....n..,-r. vnl.r.
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BOSTON Mas. 1.i . The Mctropoh-
tan Coal Compaii todav pined in com-
niisrtn tin steamship Hector formerly the
QtciMlcl, ntjMnie)t.n Ifflln wllltl Wild C!in.
"' , .
urr'' - ,h" c- Nc" ,,rK Wl
l's near Havana Slit was converted bv
the Govemment into a naval transpefrt and
c lie ,CSS)a,10n ot ho-tilnics was void to
, ,..., . ,vlllim fnr ,vfl tyn
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Alterations were begun
lat. .-he las li entiielv remodeled and
provided b a powerful scan blight
steam steering apparatus electric lights
throughout and ail the most modern im
provements The Hecor has a eapacitv of 4 OfO tons
cargo and TOO ton' bunkers Captain Ste
phen Keene will eommiinl her with first
and second ofiicerv She will ail at once
for New ort Ne Va
rTOHAL OF GEN. E. S. OSBORNE
S-niiM ! l! Held lit tilt ltiul lire
of His Sou.
Tl'c funeral o' Gcu E S Oaoin who
die'd of hem fuluie ve-terda arterncou
will take place Thttrsdj from the re 1
dence of hi- eldest ton John H Osborne
2115 Connecticut Avenue. Interment will
be at Arlington
The remain" will be laid beside these of
anotner Mn. Lieut William Osborne, who
was killed in tne Philippine- The Lo al
Legion will act as ecort to the remains
THE CHILEAN TREATY.
.Toll ii t.oode M:i IIciu enl Vmerun
on the t ommiicioii.
The Chilean Congress in ratifjing the
Ircatv for the arbitration of unsettled
claims existing between the Governments
of the Inltcd States and Chile did not as
wan repoited adopt an amendment which
would necessitate the lesubmission of the
treat to the Senate
A cop of the instrument received here
shows thit it is identical with tint which
the Senate ratified at the lat session it
is expected that the President will shortl
issue a proclamation announcing the terms
of the treat, and the commission will then
be organised to adjudicate the claims It
is believed in well-informed circles that
the President will appoint John Goode. or
Virginia lepresentalivc ot the United
States on the commission.
PROSPERITY IN YUCATAN.
'I lie ltnilvn Coniimiiics riirclinnlnsr
Utinntltiet of Itollinu StoeU.
Railwa projects in Yucatan is the sub
ject of a report to the State Department
from Consul Thompson at Progrcso. Mr.
"B reason of the present high price ot
sisal hemp, the principal product and ar
ticle of export for this district. Yucatan is
enjoying a season of great prospent.
There is a plethora of monev. Man com
mercial and other schmes are being pro
jected, partlcularlv in railroad and kin
dred enterprises Ever one of the present
M.lMel .mnitiioc 5c pnmmonnini' in Tllir-
chafce large quantities of rolling stock,
rails, etc. Several new railroads arc plan-
ned. with ever prospect of success
"1 have helped divert man oiders to the
'States an I 'our maun ac urers in
tercted in this class of supplies circ to
onter the field here, there will never be a
better chance "
tlnil I imIci the Cur licel.
I'OTTSVILLE, Pa , Jan. 2 A United
States mail pouch In being thrown from
a Philadelphia and Reading train at Phoc
niwille missed the platform and fell un
observed beneath the wheels of the train.
It caught in the rigging, and was dragged
Jail the wav to Pottsville, reaching here in
shreds The 1,000 letters which It con
tained for points in the upper points ot
this region wore scattered along the road
I Large sums of mone contained in some
of the mail were ground up beneath the
The ltoonn triUc Over.
ALT00NA, Pa , Jan. 2 The bituminous
miners' strike in this district of the State
is over for the present. The strikers have
agreed to return to work, pending the ac
tion ot the National Convention of the
United Mine Workers, to be held January
22. The Berwind White Coal Mining em
ploes. numbering nearl 30,000 men, have
decided to abide by the Puritan decision
and it is safe to predict that the remainder
ot the miners in this region arc also will,
ing to go to work.
DAVIS MAI SOON RETIRE
Friction in the Interior Department
the Reported Cause.
'1 he AtiHlMtttut Secrctnij Said to Be
DissntHlifil With JIIh Position and
Constant Clashes of Autliorllj.
Pension Decisions Iteliev eil to He
the I'rinciiml Source of Trouble.
The resignation of Webster Davi3, As
sistant Secretary of the Interior, is confi
dentl looked for, and it is flrinl believed
in official circles thit he will uevei again
take up the duties of Tiis ofllce
His departure for the seat of war in
South Africa, with an indefinite leave o
abcence, is said to be equivalent to final re
tirement, and when the frictjou which Is
said to have existed for a long time in the
department is taken into consideration,
this conclusion cannot "well be controvert
cd. The Secretar of the Interior refuses
to discuss the matter, but his silence does
not affect the prevailing belief that his as
sistant's vacation will never be ended, in
so far as the Interior Department is con
cerned, and when does return from
South Africa it will be to go to his home
in Kansas Cit.
It is recalled that Mr. Davis was one of
the most energetic and independent ma
ors Kansas tit has ever hid, that he was
pratticall supreme, and for so oung a
man his influence over the Republican
partv in western Missouri was ver close
to complete control Tins is said to have
unfitted him practicall for any office in
which he irust be subordinate to the conn,
scl and plans of a superior As Secretar
of the Interior, Mr Davis, it is sihl, would
he a great success, but as Assistant Sec
retar he is like! to prove an odd cog
In the Government wheel.
The first friction with his official asso
ciates is said to have arisen over certain
decisions of the Board ot Pension vppcils
B law the " Vscistant Secretar of the
Interior is assigned the consideration and
uciision 01 appeals irom me commissioner
of Pensions and questions relating to vio
lations or the pension Jaw " Commission
er Kvans brought to the Pension Bureau
all the origmalit or idea and abundance
ot executive nbilit lie has alva8 displa
ed in officiil and private career It seem
ed not unlikelv the two should clash The
arc -aid to hive lpne this with regularitv
Mi Evans having received the kc to
j policv from the I'lesidentalwavs rep-
resented the Administration view On ap
peal to the Secretar of the Iuterior his
judgment was approved Mr Davis is "atd
to Inve lnd the melaurholv satisfaction of
overruling the Commissioner of Pensions
nsain and agun and of having his ruling
revved b the Secretar." of the Interior
I I"H s orten
J M uUrs woro 1US Qn th(? brhlk of OI,en
I rupture during Socretirv Bliss' term of
service When Cthan Mien Hitchcock,
al-o a Misouri man and probibl pos
sessed of political ambitions like tho-e ot
Mr Davis became the held of the depig
ment the Assistant Secretnrv found things
Mr Hitchcock hid alreadv achieved dis
tinction as a public -ervant, and had at his
command a much lirger private income
His influence in the State is based on the
j SUCCBgful ,aragcmrnt of a vat tommerci-.!
enterpr c and the rreo ige vvnfii suai man
agement entails as well as nn distingu shel
service as a diplomatist Such a man was
h irdlv like to heap fuel on the flame of
i new light ' fioin the western part of the
Stale. iv thoce who comment on Mr Da-M-'
Whatever ele Mr Davis nnv be. he i
not a nonentit man who could force
his political allies m a ci Just recovering
from a ' boom to support the pioposed
construction of a park out of an unsightl
bluff at a ot of prrhap- $S 00n 000 is a
man of much personal force His endow
ments are no' inconsiderable he writes en
tertaininglv is omewlnt of a student and
is a strong public speikr In Kansa- Cit
he has grown accustomed to control It is
not impossible therefore he grew n stive
under repeated reversals of judgment and
in a position which became everv dav more
ind more like that of a clerk
Thoee who discuss tne situition most
frcelv argue from this that ln departure
for South Africa is at least a temporarv if
not a permanent retirement from office
Mr Davis was dis-atisfied the siv Mr
Evan Mr Hitchcocl-, and the President
MOY DAN'S PUNERAL.
Dentl Linimlrj mini to He Itnrlrd
'I oiimrrovv llorniiiKr.
The bod of Moy Dan formerl of 202
Monroe Street Vnacostia, who died at the
Emergenc Hospital esterdav of chronic
drops, will be interred in the Congres
sional Cemeterv tomorrow morning at 11
The man v as a poor laundrman. and the
funcial expenses will be defraed bv his
friends The hearse and one carnage will
leave the undertaking rooms of J W Lee,
.112 Pennsvlvania Avenue northwest, with
a Chinaman on the carriage seat beside
the driver. It will be this Chimman's
function to scatter colored bus of paper to
the winds, with the purpose m view of
frigtening avaj the evil spirit
Aside fiom this Oriental custom, the
ceremonies will be of the simplest char
acter. A jar of food will be left on the
grave for the use of the dead man, and a
few incense tapers burned for the repose
of his spirit and the pacification of the
gods No ceremony will be held at the
Joss House nor at the undertaker's rooms
Little Liver Pills.
Must Bear Signature of
See Fac-Slmlle Wrapper Below.
ferr mall and as easy
to take bs tregar
FOR TORPID LIVER.
FOR SALLOW SKIN.
FOR THE COMPLEXION
OtMUiRB MUtWy JtOMATUKI.
CURE SICK HEADACHE.
The Safest Place to
J Rubin & Laladorf,
Capes to be Closed Out at Any Price
A saleof sales; for magnitude and bargain giving it will eclipse all pieceding events.
Rubin & Laladoif lune the reputation of making the finest tapes in the land. Theve oideied
us to sell at any price, and how we'e followed out the insti actions. Why, prices were neer
cut so low as during this sale, and it's the fortunate btrjer who i caches, in time for the pick of
the lot. Kemembcr, we charge jour purchases and always teady to accommodate 3011 with
LOT 1 consists of 7.1
Plush Cape, handsomely
tiimmed with bands of jet
and a tine quality of fur.
Lined with best quality of
meicerized satine. Made
with full sweep. A tape
that sells for 8. Special..
LOT 2 consists of about
48 Plush Capes, trimmed
with tine braid, jet and mar
ten fur. Lined with best
quality of merceiized satine
These" capes lune a large
and full sweep. Sold for
MANUAL TRAINING SCHOOLS,
iHtem Adopted In Geriiu
IIh I)c eloimieiit.
Manual training in Germanv is the sub
ject of a repo-t from George Sawter,
L nlted States Consul at Glauchau, Germa
nv He writes as follows
'On the 1st ot October. twent-four
cais had elapsed since the movement hiv
ing for Its Object the manual training of
bovs was inaugurated in Germanv In this
space of time the idea has ccrtainlv been
dissemimted largel in this empire and
over 1 COO teichers nave given their co
operation to the movement, nevertheless
both the internal and the external condl
tlone connected with this new branch of
tuition leive much to be desired The
o-iglnal training in home industries and
home occupation his almost entire! dis
appeared, it is earned on at present onlj
in a few places in Holsfin and in seven
teen institutes for the blind
Most of the other educational -stab-lishments
in German including Mghtecn
orphanages and fort -six deif and dumb
institutes hive alread introduced manual
training into their curriculum Hut the en
deavor to prepare the pupils in the "chool3
direct for the eventual handicraft Ins ob
tained Importanoe in onl two of Ger
man s institutions of learning Th- ma
loritv of the German home industrv
schools onl deal pedigogicall with the
"There exist at present in German dis
tributed id 60G places, 861 schools and In
stitutes wherein manual training is car
ried on in 1314 workshops Of this num
ber S3o schools and institutes conduct the
training oil a pedagogical basis Prussia
his 70 manual tnining schools, spread
over 43 j pi ices and distributed among ."9tJ
workshops Industml centres tike the
lead as follors Prussia. Upper Silesia,
the Rhenish Province and the Kingdom
' The 1 514 pupils workshops comprise
2SS Independent manual-training schco's
and 23S public schools, of which 16 are
auxiliar schools where the work is obli
gator IT middle-clas schools 41 high
schools made up of 8 g mniaiums, 6 tech
nical gvmnasiums, 1J technical and techni
cal high schools, and 15 boirdiug schools
7 prcpintor institutes. 26 teachers' semi
naries, and 9J bovs' asvlums while the re
mainder is made up cf various kinds ot
private educational establishments
The organization of the handicraft tuition
in the individual schools and m-titutes Is
varied in character Sixt-mne institutes
have adonted the whole curriculum
recommended b tne German
for the Dissemination
of Manual Skill
while 1C dispense
with the preparator
work, of the rest
177 schools and insti
tutes confine themselves to three branches,
2bl limit themselves to 2, ana tne remain
der to 1 branch onlv. Tive hundred and
thirty-five workshops are devoted to wood
carving. 3J7 to working in cirdboard. and
330 to the carpenter's bench, of these, 6S
are closel connected with wcod carving,
77 with preparator roughing-out work.
3", with metal work, 2S with countr tim
bering. U with turner, and 11 with model
ing in cla.
"Pedagogical manual tuition has brancn
.i out in three directions the piactical
formal method which regards handicraft j '
as a means to general culture, tne uirec
tion advocated by those who aim at the
so-called school-manual detcrit, and the
sstem which would make the manual
training serve as the bisis of individual
branches ot teaching and utilize these in
order to influence the method ot instruc
tion in schools
"The first two are becoming more and
more amalgamated In the third direction,
Prof Kumpa, at Darmstadt, School In
spector Scherer, at Worms, and Rectoi
Uruckmann. at Konigsberg, Prussia, are
at present engaged in making thorough
experiments in public schools
"The participation of German teachers
in the efforts of the German association
is steadily increasing Over 2 200 German
teachers have up to now been taught to
become instructors m manual training Of
these. 050 were taught in Leipzig and
1250 acquired tiaining in thirty-three
places in other parts of German "
TALK OF THE PRIZEFIGHTERS.
Opinions of Mctnv ami Vlnlier flcr
NCW YORK, Jan 2 The sporting fra
ternit toda are busil engaged in dis
cussing the respective merits of the prin
cipals in the McCo -Maher contest last
night Though the "Kid" Insists that hc
is out of the business his friends believe
he can be persuaded to engage in a match
with Bob Fit7simmons or Gus Ruhlin
Discussing the event of last night, McCoy
"Peter Malier is a good man, but he is
not quite pood enough I never saw him
so fast as he was! last evening I give him
full credit for being one of the best men
in the business toda. I beat him just
about as I expected I had no time limit
fixed on the fight My idea was to block
him off and keep out of his wa, then
throw it into him at the first opening That
idea I carried out exactly as I planned it.
I saw 'an opening in the first round and
dropped him. right off the reel You
probablj noticed that I did not get gay
ALE OF LADIES'
New York, Consigns to
LOT 3 consists of .30 Plu.sh
Capes, tiimmed with biaid
and jet, entirely new de
signs. Excellent merceii.ed
satine lining. Full sweep
quality of fur.
tail foV Si:..,10.
LOT 1 consists of Gj Plush
Capes, tiimmed with wide
band of jet and broad black Q
satine ribbon. Assorted col-
01 ed linings of fine meicer
iz.ed satine and tiimmed
with marten fur. Finished
with full sweep. A 15.00
FR1EDLANDER & CO.
j ZR "I 'llir'f'nV
' wa Some people thought Peter made a
line snowing in tne lourui rouuu aim uu
i a little the best of it He did not. though
He r.as slmpl doing his best In a labt
desperate effort to turn the tide of battle
He made his struggle right there and then
After that he was through with the game
I had slinpl jolted all the strength out or
' A left corkscrew blov. on the chin did
the business '
Peter Maher sfls "I have no excuse to
make foi being defeated The fight was
fair and square in ever pirticular All
that I hive to sa is that up to the time
that I was knocked out I had a "hade the
better of the fight Those v ho witnessed
the battle know that in the round, when
I hit the Kid a right knock on the jaw
and ent him up against the ropes he
was completel uazed I had him going in
that round but the bell saved him The
spectators can vouch for the fourth round
being all mine I Hid all the fighting in
that round, and had it gone thirtv seconds
longer I should have put McCoy out
M think thoe who witnessed the en
counter will heir me out in ni statements
that up to thi time I was the aggressor
and had the better end of the fight All
that I hope Is that McCo will give me an
other match for I am confident that if we
ever ionic together agun I shall beat
FACTS ABOUT BANANAS.
AA Ii., the- Ilctl One II.t IlUnppenrciI
I'rom tii- vinrkt't.
(Irom tlic New om Sin )
Red bamnas are o scarce nowadavs as
to be practicall a rarity the prevailing
banana is ellow Twent earj and more
ago the red was the prevailing banana and
the yellow the nre one The change fro-n
red to ellow is due to commercial reasons,
the yellow banana is more pfitable.
The ellow hanana requ re3 less care and
time in the cultivation, and so costs lccs
in that stage It sticks to the stem better
than the red banana, and so stands
handling better There are one-third more
el!ow bananas to the bunch than red
With all these marked advantages in its
favcr the ellow banana his prac'icall
driven the red bamna out.
With this greit scarcit red bananas now
bring fane priceo, it ma be ten times as
much as yellow bananas With yellow
bananas at 1 or $1 50 a bunch red would
be worth from $t to $11. and .here would
be fewer in a bunch Red bananas sell
nowadays in the fruit stores as high as 20
cents eich The comparatively few bunchea
imported are taken b dealers in fine and
fancy fruits as novelties, the rarit, in
large measure, determining the price K
might be asked wh, with red bananas at
such prices, more are not cultivated, to
which the answer is thit if more were
raised the price would go down again, and
there would be no profit in raising them
for the general demand, in competition
with the more economically produced, more
prolific, and better shipping ellow banan
as The red binam appears to be now in its
scarcit like some other kinds of compira
tivel rare fruits, or, say. like game. Some
people prefer the flavor of the red bimna,
some prefer that ot the ellow. It is prob
able that the great majority would have no
choice and the far lower price at which
the vellow banana can be offered to the in
dividual consumer settles the question.
Bananas were never before so cheap as
the have been in very recent vears
Pormerl a luxury that was rather costly
than otherwise, the banana is now a cheap
luxur . very good bananas can now b
bought' commonl in the streets in the
season at a cent a piece, or 10 cents a and sent to Brazil, and otner sudjccis cou
dozen Formerly bamnas were brought to ' sidered undesirable were shipped to the
this countr in sailing vessels, m slick new- Portugal in South America, but in
fast schooners, which, with any sort ot . liSO both Portugil and Brazil becimesuD
favoring conditions, made quick trips, with I ject to Spain. The country became a king
adverse weather, if long continued, the ! dom in 1S13, and declared its independence
cargoes retted Novr binning are brought
b steam, in fast steamers built especially
for the fruit trade. These steimers ma
of course, be held up b storms, but they
arc not likel to be, commonly they land
cargoes here in a specified time, and in tho
best and most suitable condition for han
dling and marketing to the best advantage
and with the least possible waste, and with
advantage as to evenness of supply. The
great bulk of the banana trade In this
countr is now controlled b a compan
which banana importers hive organized.
The banams eaten in this country come
from Costa Rica, Britifeh and SDani3h Hon
duras, Colombia. Jamaici, and Cuba; that
is, from countries around the southern part j
of the Gulf of Mexico and arcund the
Caribbean Sea. The bulk of the fruit from
the Gulf countries goes to Ncv Or'ems for
distribution, that from the other countries
coming to Atlantic ports Tor many eirs
bananas have had a more or lcs wide dis- i
tribution from the ports of receipt, but '
the were never before so widel dls-1
tributed, nor sold so cheapl at intsrior
points, as now. Bananas are now sold, not
as rarities, but more or less commonly, in .
all parts of the country, practicall every- !
where, the eastern part of the country be-
iplicd from Atlantic ports, and the
Mississippi Valley and the western half
from New Orleans. Costa Rica bananas are
now shipped from New Orleans over pretty
much all the western country to the Pa
TO CLItC A COLD IN OMJ DAY
Take Laxative Rromo Quinine Tablets All
drusgi'td refund ie moner if it fails to cure.
E. . Grove's iignature is on each bos 2jc.
The Safest Place to Purchase.
Us a Shipment of
We May Quote.
with a fine
Made to ic
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Do i on Like
V. v I jvo -c r f rrrr poul ' iw . h- n. w
I'jKenis we I avr drt-Hfea 5o drop It .mti
suit?, or ' of tains, smuM lot, otbh
jml erd Ar sMktMaj: alwars rr
eU a lot of thiBXr that w prefer to
jwnfcf rattxr than rfilr the mm f r
vo n.a.e fnerotw tin el credit
901-903 Seventh St.,
Cor. of I (Ee) Si.
PORTUGAL'S LOSS OF DOMAIN.
I2niiiri lime VIr-aI lippol Vvvay
I'rom the dincdoni'ii Possession.
ihm the 'New trk Tribune) ,
If the news which was published a few
davs ago In the Berlin ' Lokal nzelgcr" la
true, that b a secret stipulition between
England and Germanv. Portugal's siatlc
colonies and the north of Zambezi will be- '
come Grinan possessions, another big slice
of terntor will be taken from a country
which at one time took high rank for co
lonial wealth and stretched forth to possess
a large slice .of the earth j
In the carlv das of Its existence Por- t
tugal made conquests from the Moors, took
Lisbon and annexed Madeira and the f'a
narie Then Vasco da Gama made the
passage to the East Indies by the Cape ot
Good Hope and planted the flag of Portugal
on vast stretches of territor. and Cabral
a lew ears later did the same in Brazil.
For man ears these great domains flour-
ished and ielded vast turns in revenue lo
Portugal, giving that countr prominence
among the powers But the envv and jeal
ousy of other commercial nations were
aroused, and between 1C02 and 162') the J
Dutch took by force most of the Portu- J
guese settlements in India, and Portugal
itself became the object of Europem am-
bition to such an extent that in 1T62 it
was only England's protection that saved i
Portugal from tHe united forces of Trance
and Spain. In 1S14 Portugal ceded the j
greater pait ot Guinea to France and lost
its power in that part of the world
The swav of Portugal over Brazil was
enmnlotw fnr hiindrp.iM of vears.
III 1J1! !
J the Hebrews were expelled from Portugal .
i in 1822; three years iawr i. i..uiuUuiB
When the Kepuulc va3
established in 1&S9. the last hope of Spain
and Portugal in the direction ot urazil
vanished, and the last I'ortuguese colony
m America camo to an end.
Portugal still holds some colonies, but
will have a small showing In that direction
when the Asiatic part is taken away. At
pre-cnt the European colonics are the
Azores, w ith an area of about 1,000 English
j square miles and a population of 250 000.
In Africa Portugal has viaiieira, tne tape
Verd Islands. Coast ot Senegambia and
Guinea. Angola, and Mozambique. The3e
frican possessions represent about 6S2 320
square miles and 2.31S.0OO of population.
tioned in the rumor from Berlin are Goa.
in India with 1,610 square miles and 52S -
000 inhabitants: Timor, writh 520 square
miles and 250,000 Inhabitants, and Macao
m China, an island with a population of
about 72.000, of which ' about 4.C00 are
Portuguese, although less than 1,000 of
these came from Portugal. The exports
from this little town amounted last jear to
The Gca possession is valuaDie oecau-
of the great salt works,? wnere iuoua..-
ol iinorers are empioyeo. mc . ,....
ucls of the Island of Timor are coffee and
WILIIAMS-On Sundir. rtecfmlcr 31, 1S0O. at
Iim late resdtnee, 1735 layac!iiL.ett3 Avenue,
If AKI S v I'M STL S WILUVM. of Kew Ir.
don. Corn . in tl e seventieth yeir of Ins axe.
tiireral wrvicra from St. loUn's Church.
Uednrilav. lani'irv 3 at 10 a. m. friends and
relatives invited to attend. jal2t
SPECIAL. NOTICE The annual meetiag-of
the stockholders of the Anacontia and Po
tomac Rivzr Railroad Company will b held
at the office of the company. Fourteenth and
East Capitol Streets. MONDAY. JANUARY
8 lSOO, at 12 O'CLOCK M . fer the elec
tion of nine directors to serve for the en
suing year aat (jjp transaction of auch other
business as may properlj come tofer the
said meeting. Polls will open at 12 o'aioofc
m. and close at 1 o'clock p m
JAS B LACKEY, Seertrtary.
M. ahington. D. C , Dec. 19. 188t.
OFFICE OF THE MLTCAL FIRE In
surance Company of the District of Cm.
lumbia Washington January 1. 19W. The
annual meeting of the MLTL'VL FIRE IX
SCR NCE COMPANY OF THE DISTRICT
OF COLl MBI will be held on th THIRD
MONDAY IN JANUARY. 1900. THE 18TH
INSTKNT. at the office of the company.
002 Pennsylvania Avenue northwest, com
mencing at 9 o'clock a m. By the eharter
cf th company the election of svea mna
agers to conduct the affairs of the esaapaay
Is required to b held at the above meet
ing. B the sixth article or the b-laws of the
company- it is provided "At tho annual
meeting of the company, the first business
in order shall be the appointmoni ot a
chairman, who shall conduct the meet
ing and election in accordance with act or
incorporation, between the hours ot 9
o'clock a m and C p ra."
niount of prcRHHrn nntrt . .
Amount of cjh ,n hand
Otfiee furratiav ami Hvluro"
I it Uj fir.-, adjusted and pud.
Th annual statement wH be ready for
distribution at the offiee of the eompany
about Januiry 12. By order ef the board
of manager L PIERCE BOTELJ3R, Sec
V MEETIN1 Or THE STOCKHOLDERS
of th Capital Traction Company for
the election cf direetors will be held at
the office of the company. Union Passenger
Station, ok WEDNESDAY, THE 10TH OF
The polls will be opened at 10-36 a. m.
and closed al 1 p. m. G. T. DUNLOP.
C M KOONES. Secretary.
THE MLTl'XL INVESTMENT FIRM l!f
SLRANCE COMPANY of the Dfettrfet
of Colambia, 924 F Street aorta t. vM
hold its anneal wetiag at the offe at
the 'ompany TUESDAY JANUARY 3,
1300 from a m to 6 p at . fer tag efea
tioi of seven trustees for th eaevintc yc
aud to trait aim other business. All joWay
lulders are requested to be aast aad
vote No pror vote allowed
Matement December 25, I5e
NMuber of aeticlea ta force ....lHt
Insurance in farce .....$ HMtSS!)
Premium ntes hi force (cafrttH'.-Wiaft
Cash In trairy ? t.W 71
t. MS Till
f Vo d-bts Dae to poM yaoWeri J U 11-5 71
BERVV'tD LEONAKD. PresMeat.
k. J BE VLL, Semtaay.
Old District Families.
A lit of Borsoas bow rest)eate at the
District of Columbia waoee anrtars wo
living in the District in the yawr 19W Is
being prepared under tbe dircctiaa ef MM
Columbia Historical Peciety
i This undertaking can be aeniiaWiaod
I only through the ro-ofwrattaa af the aap-
I sons referred to. who are i&nmeatel te seat!
their name and taos of taeir sM aaces.
tors as promptly as possible, to ta er-
tary of the soeietv
MRS MARY STEVENS BKAI.L.
. 1(M3 KD STREET N. W.
SPECIAL NOTICE A meetlag of th
stockholders ot The Nat.aaal Metropoli
tan Tire lasuraecc Conpaay of the District
of Columbia will le held DECEMBER 25.
1S89, for the election or dirteto-3. Folia
open at 12 m and close at 1 & clock p. m.
SAM CROS. Secretary. so22-tf
SHORTHAND and TYPEWRITING
911 G St. N. W.
DAV AND NIGHT SESSIONS
ilW-.tlvll M-.RKF IHRTMM
P ivB. new K U'lD method rJUfc sae
c -il aid t iMicite or backward paatin tli-t.
W sillNOTO r-RFPvRVmHY sCHKi..
jjl lR.m Wit P 5.
UISS B vLCH'S Bnsinej ColJege aud CvM serrlf
Iitiitte. 1. 13th it HW , tbol p-
pi red, civil service. ceitM exanitiMtwas. de-l
P'wne I '"
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The New York Buffet,
The Best of EvcrythinR.
The Isi-ines rr jb'i res- i ' Tw wwt seleet
stoik ot biphrs ard i ars in the nty
HEURlCH'i MAERZifl and SENATE BEERS
CREAIWALEb. T OCI ALES A.ND
II ii liter. Wilson, mill Cnrtialr'w
WILLIAM J. VONDERHEIDE,
d05 Tenth ilreel V "H.
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y c-tr ' i v te flH r-iural il t t at
nun can t nlr I mine ii is the bst!
Pve- tlnnk of t e tonrrm ne of Iwmmc
elcctni lis''' Pit in yeiir bfw Klee
mcitv m (heap- Jud more brilliant than
an tth'r ligbt shall e rt'ml ur rtpre
-ntatie to la'k it over 'i'hnne is
V. S. Electric I.lIitiiiK Co.
I'otomnc niectrie Power Co.
.124 n St.
Uilk and cream fraai choice Jersey and Cuernse7
berda. Coffee ereaw and etra heavy cream tor
whipping Liberal reduction when ticket are.
parchased for caih ONLY. Can furnish milk frora
re.itcred herd. C. THOMPSOV.
"Nee Will Trusl You."
rntuture. CarpeU. Crockerv. Itcduin. tr&
P J NFK. 7th & II SU-
J. P. KOBISSO.
FOB. LADIES AND GENTLEilEN.
132 U th st. nw.