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?y jya,;" r "? - -3rvr ' .-piewiw - jSS?" Ilftttttf fwto Number 1465. LDHDOH IHDBHPSDSPBHSB (iciucrnl Gatacrc's Silence Inter preted as .Meaning Defeat. HI I.mM He-jfateh Snj He Ha Kn ?nKcd the Enemy llloemfoiitclii t et ("111 Off, But ls In Great l)nu-i HnJti'rtH' Apparent Inac livltj Sevcrel Criticised at Home. LONDON. April 9. The situation in South Africa is far from reassuring, and the feeling here is one of intense anxiety. Gen. Gatacre. sent out by Gen. Roberts to recapture nearly COO prisoners now with the Boers, not only reports that he has been able to find no trace of the missing, but that the enemy has retaken and now oc cupies Reddersburg. Ills latest despatch ntvslie has engaged a large force of Boers; his science rfnee then is interpreted as another remise. " BJoeuifontein is not cut off, as was thought on Fridaj might to be the case, but the despatches from the Free State capital seem to indicate that communication will eeape soon -unless there is an, early move ment 1 frec bj Lord Roberts. Thouch h fuuher heavy Iocs has been reported, small skirmishes have resulted almost Invariably in the Boers' favor, es jieewtty neur .Springfield and Rottxville. It Etenw clear that the Free Staters in all directions arc rejoining their commando, btriivg encouraced by eucceps ami aleo in part coerce by threats of the ooimnand ants. Roberts apparently remains paralyzed and hib difficulties are increasing daily in getting supplies and much-needed horses through from the bouth. The effect of last week's events is already noticeable, for the continental press it. indulging in scath ing criticiPin of British generalship. Even here Lord Roberts is not escaping entirely. It is expected that the Boers will now robume activity in Natal, where the news of late has been exceedingly scanty. MOUNTS FOR BRITISH SOLDIERS. Kreli fit airy and Infantry Horses Arrive at llloemfoiiteln. BLOKMFONTEIN, April 7. A large number of remount6 for the cavalry and mounted infantry have arrived here. Seven hundred of the horses came by way of Norvals Pont ami were eight days making the trip. They were escorted by Jmrears and the animate grased on the veldt. They are in good condition. General Roberts will inspect them tomorrow. Some Boers fired a few ineffective shots at the hcars as they wete moving north with the horses Wednesday. The Ninth Division. General Celvilic's. went southeast to Rietfemeln yesterday, it having been reported that a conference of Boer leaders would be held there. The Boers learned of the advance of the British and the meeting was abandoned. The Brit ibh force saw the retreating Beers The Field Artillery threw several shells into the enemy's column, but with what effect is not known, as the Boers succeeded In ef fecting their escape. Landman's HcspKal is occupying the Ramblers Club, which has sickUE and rttractivc grounds attached to it. There are fifty beds for medical patients in the gNmaestuin and theatre Surgical tenia are pitched in the adjoining playground. SHELLED THE BOER TRENCHES. The IliirKliers' Attack on British J'leket Temporarily Uuieteil. AVARRENTON. Cape Colony, April . The Boer trenches at Fourteen Streams were shelled with lyddite today The Boers took refuge in the butn. Their lire on the Pont Picket was temporarily silenced, but It was impossible to shell them. HORSES FOR SOUTH AFRICA. The IJelIery of Tifty Thousand Said to He Sought. NEW YORK. April . Reports have been In circulation during the past few days that an agent for the British Government will sign a contract this week for the de livery of 0,(HM) horses in South Africa by July 1. It was raid that a firm of well known dealers will provide the animals and they are already preparing to collect the great number reejuired. According to the rumors, the horses are to be shipped from this port to Cape Town. It is Mid the average price for the horses will be about $100. which would make the total amount of the contract $5,000,000. The United States Government allows $150 each for the purchas-c of cavalry horses. There is little doubt that the British Government is trying to buy horses in this country, as it is all over Europe, to meet the demands of the army In South Africa. THE PRINCE IN COPENHAGEN. - He Still Receive?. Many Telegram of Congratulation. COPENHAGEN. April S. The Prince of "Wales, who is visiting his -father-in-law, King Christian, is still deluged with tele grams congratulating him on his escape from the would-lie assassin's bullet at Brussels, while journeying hither. SENDING FOR TROOPS. The British Governor of Ashnntee Ankri .Military Aid. AGRA, April 9. A message has been re ceived here from Governor Sir Frederic Hodgson, at Coomassie, asking that troops be sent. He says he is trying to settle the tribal troubles. The tribes arc hold ing a conference on the matter. ATTAINING HIS MAJORITY. Crown Prince Prledrieh W 11 lie I m Will Soon He of Arc. VIKNNA. April 9. The Emperor, Frau cie Joseph, will go to Bctlin in May on the occasion of his godson, the Crown Prince Friedriah WHhelm, attaining his majority. He will be accompanied by Count Golu chowski. Prince Friedrlch Wllhelm was born May C, 1SS2. According to the laws of Prussia a boj attains his majority at eighteen. Arrested for a Rebel. CAPE TOWN, April S. William Sauor, a brother of the- Cape Minister of Railways, has been arrested in the Barkly East Dis trict on the charge of being a rebel. Robert k Loses Mun Horwes. MANCHESTER, April $. The corres pondent of the "Guardian" at Jllocmfon fein states that since General French's re lief of Klmbcrley Lord Robert has lot 11, 000 horses. Stephen Crane Much Rettcr. LONDON, April !. There is considerable Improvement in the condition of Mr. Step hen Crane, the author. Jowe I. amber Prices always at ClU and X. Y. ai. r.ai.kI.ibbo & Co. MARTIAL LAW IN SAN JUAN. ltiotin in I'orto Itieii Necessitates Military Interference. The War Department toay received the following cablegram from Governor Gene ral Davis, of Porto Rico: -San Juan de Porto Rico, April 6, 1000. Secretary of War, Washington The civil disorder here is beyond the control of the municipal police, thereby forcing the use of troops to preserve order. Have placed an officer or the Army In-charge of police at San Juan. "The trouble has been principally caused by the assaults of natives upon -esident negroes from neighboring English islands. One native and one British subject killed." BRADLEY TO BE REWARDED. Kentucky Republican?! to Nominate HI in for Representative. LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 9. As 'a re ward for former Governor Bradley, the Louisville Republicans will nominate him for the House of Representatives in this, the Fifth, district, although he is a resident of the Eighth Congressional district. The Republican leaders have decided on this as the best plan to harmonize the party In Louisville, and to make Bradley the party leader in Kentucky. Former Representative William Owens, who defeated Col. W. C. P. Breckinridge, is also after the Republican "nomination for Representative in Louisville. Owens will move here to practice law. Bids for part of the $100,000 Goebel re ward fund are coming in fast and in the past week three witnesses have made at tempts to secure part of the fund. One of these men was William Tbalwiener, of New Albany, who was investigated and ex posed by the Republicans. The accused Re publicans say they have evidence to prove that testimony has been bought. State Treasurer Day a Republican, baa hent the Gobel prosecution word that he is ready to testify before the grand jury. Tavlor is expecting a call for troops by the authorities of Mlddlesboro today. The trouble is due to two governments having been set up in that city, cacn mayor ami his cabinet claiming to have boeu elected. Much excitement was caused by a clash of the authorities last night when Will Mobley, a special policeman, shot Charles Cecil." a deputy sheriff, and was himself killed later by unknown persons. War rants were sworn out for the arrest of Chief of Police- King. John Mosley. a brother of the man killed, and William Sullivan. The latter two were extra po licemen and went with King to arrest a negro released yesterday by the city judge. The warrants were issued for the men on account of its being said that King had ordered them to shoot Cecil. The feeling between the two factions is bitter and the bituation is alarming. ATTEMPTS AT SUICIDE. Daw -on City?. Record for a Single Ha j. VICTORIA Bri;ih Co'umbia. April 9. An epidemic of suicide seems to have struck Dawson on March 27. for. by cu rious coincidence, on that date thetc were three attempts at self-destruction, the cause la oaeh case being drink. The trio were Crp. X. W. Watson, of the Yukon Field Force, who shot himself through the hip. but will recover; Eddie Dolan. a variety performer, well known all alorg the coast, who has a llesh wound in his breast, but will also pull through, and Captain Thornton, a visitor in the Klon dike from Edinburgh. Scotland, who sent a .3S-calire missile crashing thio.'gh his brain. Wai-wu had been missing from the liar racks for twenty days, and in the conn-e of hit wild caiousal had resorted to des perate expedients In order to obtain funds. He cashed two bogus checks and then tried highway robbery, holding up two pedestrians in broad daylight at a pistols" mouth. He is now at the Police Hcs pltal, and on his recovery will be tried by court-martial' His family are arroug the nobility of Ireland, while a biothe-. Colonel Watson, is on Gen. Sir Redvers Buller's staff, and a brother-in-law, Ken nedy, is ah?o -ervinc; the Queen in South Africa. READY TO BET ON DEWEY. "New " ork .Speculators llae Faith in His A iiiniiiu if Nominated. NEW YORK April . The "Herald" to day say: "Admiral Dewcj's e.u.didacy for the Presidential nomination has brought ante convention betting to a standstill, and the gamblers who wagir on elections, not -from the standpoint of individual senti ment, but purely from a business point of iew. arc not making any propositions of odds on any of those who have been named af likely candidates "Joe" Vendig, who several weeks ago of fered the proposition that if McKinley and Bryan were the candidates, he would bet $10,000 against ?t.000 on McKinley's elec tion, tajs that if Dewey succeeds in win ning the noniination he will only offer, even money and will take the Dewey end of the bet. Vendig has been a heavy better In all National and State elections and has alsa handled and placed the money for some of the heaviest election bettors in the coun try. "I figured President McKinley a five to one chance as against Bryan," said John R. Considine last night, "and was ready to wager my money at those odds, but with Admiral Dewey in the field things appear in a very different light, and I shall hold off and do no bettng until after the con ventions. Then, if Dewey is nomiuated, I shall wager my money on him, for he is the logical winner. A well-established war record is the strongest qualification a candidate can carry in the field of politics. He will be the natural favorite in. the bet ting. I think, as things look today. "There is never much money bet on the result of conventions, except in the cities where the conventions are held, and it is not until the conventions are ended and the campaign is well under way that tho big betting men begin to figure on laying their money out. With McKinley and Dew ey running there will be big betting this year on the result of the election." "I do not think there will be very much beltting until after the conventions," said "Honest John" Kelly. "Then if McKin ley and Dewey make the race there will be heavy betting, at, I should judge, about evens. I don't think there will be any de cided favorite, although if Bryan should get the nomination against McKinley it looks as though the latter would be a top heavy favorite." Princeton's Amateur Kditor. PRINCETON. N. J.. April v. The 5.1C0 Board of Editors of J he "Nassau Literary Magazine" have elected, the following members of the junior class as editors for nest -sear: Managing editor, Ralph P. Swoffora, Kansas City; editor?, .Arthur Herman Adams, "Wyalufcing, Pa.; John Randall Crawfoid. New YorkLatta Gris wold. North As,bury l'-irii, N, J,: Paul Mitchell. Louisville Ky.; Howard Rufus Omwake. Green Castle. Pa.: Ralph Somcr ville Thompson, New York. -iiieb Weather RoariUiiur, onI SlI.I pi 100 q. it.; Sv. d. N. tai. pint ttbbcy & Co. WILL NOT TALK POLITICS Admiral Dewey's Declaration Rc sardiug His Chicago Visit. He Tells the Delesration Rcprcsent tnjy the Invitation Committee That He Will Go in His OlHelal Cnpnclty niiil Not as u Politician .Moving to Ills New Home at Heaitvolr. W. B. Conkey and J. M. Glenn, repre senting the Chicago committee Inviting Admiral Dewey to visit that city, called at the Dewey residence this morning to talk over the arrangements. They found the Ad miral busy superintending" the work of re moving the family bclougiftgs to the Ad miral's summer home, Beauvoir, in Wood ley Park, but were graciously received and talked with the Admiral for more than an hour. -i It was decided that the Admiral and Mrs. Dewey will leave Washington on April 29 in a special train of four coaches furnished by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com rauy. The Admiral and Mrs. Dewey will occupy President Cowen's private car. They will reach Chicago on the afternoon of April 30, and will leave for Jacksonville, 111., on the morning of May 3. Thence he will go to Memphis. St. Louis, and Nashville, spending two days in each place, and later to Knoxville for one day. After that he returns direct to this city. Tho Admiral stated that he had no re quest to make in connection with the pro gramme at Chicago, except that the cele bration be made as easy for him as pos sible The big event in Chicago will be the na al ball in the Auditorium on the night of April 30. The Moor will be built into the form of two huge galleons, with masts and details all complete. The crew will proba bly comprise tailors and marines from United States warships, who It Is expect ed, will be- brought there for the occasion. "Chicago feels only the warmest regard and admiiation for the Admiral," said Mr. Conkey this morning in discussing the af raid. "We are proud of the opportunity to do him honor. Admiral Dewey told us that he will not speak on politics in any , way whatever while in Chicago. 'Things have changed considerably since I accepted j your kind invitation last fall,' he said, 'but I shall not speak in any degree of j things political while away. I am going ; to Chicago as Admiral of the Navy, not as a politician. Chicago has been most enthusiastic in extending me an Invitation to accept its hospitality and I am glad now I can do so.' " Messrs. Conkey and Glenn expressed themselves, as much pleased with their reception at the hands, of the Admiral. They will leave for home tonight. Admiral and Mrs. Dewey will go to thir new country residence this afternoon. Tl'e i house is not thoroughly prepared far th'm, J but as it is their wish to escape, in a ' measure, the attention thcjTiave been re- j ceiving since the announcement of the Ad miral's candida.-y. they are very anxiojs to : establish themsehes at Bcauolr as win as possible. The town house, presented to Admiral Dewey by popular subscription, i will kept open for several weeks lbngcr. j Considerable interest has been created among -Mrs. Dewey's friends by the an nouncement that she was to become a nun.ber of St. John's Episcopal Church. Admiral Dewey declined to discuss the subject this morning, saying it was a mnt ter for Mrs. Dewey to decide for herself. Mrs. Dewey gave up her pew at Father Mackiu's church the first of the year and has not attended any church since then, Mrs. Dewey declines to see anyone today. The report is generally credited. GOSSIP IN COLUMBUS. The lilmiitistriitioii Forewarned of Admiral Dewej s t'aatliilac . COLUMBUS. Ohio. April 9. Gossip and paragraphcrs have had such a merry time of it this week, making Mrs. Dewey the source and inspiration ot the Admiral's Presidential ambition, that it may add sea soning to the consomme of Dewey talk to record that it was another Washington society woman who first told about Dew ey's wanting to run for President. In stead of insisting upon a woman's pre rogative of having the last say, this wom au had the first say and she was laughed at for her pains. She was Mrs. John A. Logan. It was soon after Mrs. Logan's son. the major, afterward shot in battle, landed in Ma nila. One morning, very early for a call, Mrs. Logan hurried over to the White House and told the President she had just received an important letter from the ma jor. He had written that there was a plan Major Logan called it a conspiracy inimical to the Administration. Dewey was to marry John R. McLean's sister and was to be brought out as the Democratic candidate for President. The President would not believe the story, but in face of Mrs. Logan's posl tiveness disguised his doubts. To mem bers of tho Cabinet and his official family, whom he regaled with this Manila tale, he expressed his incredulity-which they shar ed. But Mrs. Logan probably has not for gotten her fruitless morning call at the White House. SENTENCED FOR GAMBLING. A Ncbto Cripple Fined Fifteen Dol lar? In the Police Court. George Richardson, a colored cripple, who has long been n familiar object of charity in the streets, was this morning arraigned before Judge Kimball charged with permitting gambling on his premises. Richardson entered a plea of guilty and represented to the court that the total amount of money in the game being played was but 53 cents. He stated that while he was charged with gambling he had indulg ed in the game simply for pastime. Judge Kimball stated that it was a case of "easy come, easy go." "The idea," he said, "of a man begging and soliciting sympathy and aid because he is a cripple and then gamb ling away what he has begged." A fine of ?10 and a sentence of fifteen days In jail were imposed. CAPTAIN OSTHEIM DEAD. Found In His Hoom AVitli n Bullet Hole iu Hin Hcnd. CHICAGO, April 9. Capt. Louis Ostheim, First United States Artillery, was found dead in his room at the Auditorium Annex Hotel last night. There was a bullet wound in his right temple. Under his body was a new revolver. Life apparently had been extinct sluce Saturday night. Captain Ostheim and Mrs. Eva Bruce Wood were to be married today. A Verdict for Cnntnin Randall. The suit of Joseph Wonder against fE, S. Randall for nlleged personal injuries at River View in July last was heard before Justice of the Peace Strider and a, jury Saturday aftemon, and a verdict rendered in favor of the defendant. Wander -asked $590 damages. .VorroIIcVWnshliiKtoii- Steamboat Co. Delightful trips daily at -6:30 p. to! to Old Point Comfort, Newport News, Norfolk, and VintfnU T3tn.h. For schedule, sec page 7. -VIndoir Frames, new, ready to use, 75c cjcIi and up. Ileaily-niade millwxrkat 6th and N. t. arc. WASHXNTGTO;N, MOXDAYrAPRIL BIG FIRE .IN NEW- YORK. Higrht Hundred Tliotinnntl Dollar' AVoi-ili of Property Jltirnx. NEW YORK, April 9. A fife, that start ed in the rear of a stable in Greenpoint, Brookljn, early this tnon i?g, sweit over four blocks, destroyed the buildings unl property of six manufacturing concerns and caused a loss of about 300.000. SI persons, asleep in fie7 stable where it started, were taken cut partly oveicome by smoke. Fi'tj horses were alto recov ered from the building. , Hundreds of people lied from tetements threatened by the fire, taking their belong ings with them, and there was a senc cf great confusion. The area burned was bounded by Box, Clay, and Duck Stree.s and Newtown Creek. The property burned was that o: tne rot- 1 I1C 1I1VJH. i t J WM. .... ...-.-.. - . . .. T r Orw.t.T t(nn.iFnniirln(r lOWing linns; li. j. oum.11 .noiruv,iunu Company, Oakland, and Box Streets, loss ?1CO,000; Post & McCard Iron Works P.-go Arenuo and ProEpect Street. Io; ?1C0 00, , uexanaer tuuum, iiwi ..". osc muo i and Ash Street, loss $100,OQOr Brooklyn Oil j Wnrira ChiUnm! AvrniiR and Ash Sticet. loss $30,000; Dewey, Right, Church & Co., scda water manufacturers estimated less $T5,0t.0; Preferred Wood Yard, Page and Prospect Streets, los3 J75,C00. Many oth er firms were also burned out. Forty firemen weie caught in an alley way, where they had run a line of hose, and in a sudden outburst of flame, which swept down upon them, tbey narrowly es caped with their lives. Eleven hundred feet of hose had to be abandoned by the men when they fled. Much of the hose was destroyed. Some of the men were exhausted by inhaling smo'ke and heat but all recovered. The fire has thrown 1,500 men out of work. REPUBLICANS IN A FIGHT. A Kov Oicr the National Contention in IMiilnilcliihln.' PHILADELPHIA, April 9. A. serious conflict is brewing between the Republi can National Convention Committee and the quarrelsome local politicians who are entrusted with the arrangements for the convention to be held here in June. Broken promises and bad faith have caused bitter words and it is raid that if the members of the National Committee had known one month ago what is only too apparent to them now, the convention would never have come to Philadelphia. Nominally, it is a question -of money, but the trouble has its source In Quayh Ineffectual efforta to get his seat In the United States Senate. The finance committee proposes to hold back the remaluing J23.COO of the SICO.OOO guarantee to pay for the expenses of alter ing the Convention Hall. This meets with vigorous opposition from the National Committee. Senator Hanna demands the money. 1 he finance committee pay, no at tention to him. It appears to' be deter .aulned that no further portion of the guar antee fund shall be paid to Hanna until the cost of remodeling the auditorium is taken care of. It is unlikely that other ex penses Incurred by the convention move ment w ill be deducted from the promised fund. The local committeemen ae surprised, they say. that Hanna cannot see the fair ness of.this course. They ca:J?.atipnt!on to tho fart thnt the $100,000 tilmxe made by the Young Republicans ana the' Trades League Gentlemen was made without au thoritj and that it is not binding upon -the present committee. Hanna's reply to this is that the promise was mndo by Phlla delphians who appeared before the Na tional Committee and lured Ute convention awaj from Chicago and that Tiades League was represented to include 1.000 business firms of the city who would bave no trou blein raising $100,000. When Major Ashbridge took hod of the fund the reform Republicans and the Trades League men were rnvdei to the wall. Some of them were given unimpor tant places on commitees, but the raising of the convention fund became an out-and-out machine affair. This dtsgruntlel the reformers, and undoubtedly has resulted In keeping back a number of contributions that would otherwise have come in. The local fight culminated a few days ago in the removal from control of all councllmen who were known to be antagonistic to ma chine methods. This relates to national affair? only, as it bears upon the determination of the ma chine men to bother Senator Hanna in col lecting the remaining $2i.0W due his com mittee on the guarantee fund. Hanna says he will have the money; the machine poli ticians say they would like to see him get it unless all the patronage goes their way. It is estiraactd that ?20,000 will pay fcr re modeling the Convention Hall, and that the committee will ultimately get $S0, 000. which Is considered quite enough un der the circumstances. s A YOUNG VLTEKAN UICIDES. Ill-Health Hakes a Former Soldier DCMIlOIIlICIlt. CHICAGO, April 9. Taylor C. Wopd, a veteran of the war in the Philippines, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head in a room at the MO'n tone Hotel, Dearborn Avenue and Erie Streets, last night. The victim was thirty-four years old, and a son of T. S. Wood, a wealthy mine owner of Lcadvllle, Colo, lie was ser geant in the First Colorado Volunteer In fantry, and was in the Philippines until about six months aco. Ill-health is sup posed to have been the cause. FUNERAL OF GENERAL BACON. The Interment Tomorrow In Con- Kfcsslonal Cemc.tery. Funeral services over the. remains of Gen. Peter F. Bacon, who died at 3 o'clock yes terday afternoon at the Garfield Memorial Hospital, will be held Tuesday at 1 o'clock nt the residence, 3S6 Indiana Avenue, Rev. Richard P. AVilllams, of Trinity Episcopal Church, will conduct the ceremony. There will be no address. The interment will take place In the Con gressional Cemetery immediately after the ceremony. The funeral serv.ites and inter ment will be private, and attended only by the immediate family and friends of the deceased. General Bacon was ono of, the oldest na tive residents of Washington, and for many years a leading merchant of the city. Success of Quay's Supporters. WILKESBARRE, Pa., A'pril 9. The friends of the regular Republican party organization are jubilant over the result of Saturday's primaries. The friends, of Sen ator Quay carried the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth districts. Tho First is in doubt, and the stalwarts have not yet given up hope of nominating their man. - , "Water llnttlc of Firemen. CHESTER. Ta., April 9. The Gartside Mills, at Front and Fulton Streets, were Ion fire early yesterday; morning and were damaged to the extent'of about $3,000. The fire started amongja lot- o chemicals which were stored in. the mill. During its progress some firemen', it is charged, got Into a water, fight and allowed the Qreto consume some valuable property. Alc your drug-fiat for Kretol. Carpenters' I.lats b'ld very low, al ways at the "Friendly corner" b Libbey & Co. 0, 1900. DiSGUSSBD IN THE SENATE The Qneslion of Muzzling Dogs in the District of Columbia. Mr. GalliitKcr Presents the Petition of 2,000 Citizens ArikliiKT That the CommlhHloncrx' Order l)c II exclud ed Never Saw a. Cute ot Hjdro lihobta In Thirty Yenrjt Practice. An interesting discussion of the dog muzzling order now in force in the Dis trict was precipitated In the Senate this ...nt.. .l.si.. If. Pnttlnrn. onhtnt ? t ! 51 "luumij, nuui .m. u.tiiiii,ci uk...ni-v. " petition signed by two thousand citizens f lh Diatrlct asking that the order be of prcsentiDg tnc - petition Mr. Galllnger read the letter of transmittal wnicn accorapanieu iu a which stated that the document was first sent to the District Commissioners by resolution of a mass meeting of the own ers and friends of the dog he-Id at the Na tional Rifles Armorv on the 30th ultimo. The Commissioners in acknowledging the receipt of the petition said that on r.c count of the fact that the subject Is being considered by a committee of the Senate they did not deem it advisable to take any fteps looking to a rescinding of the order pending the action of the committee. The petition was then forwarded to Mr. Gal llnger to be presented to the Senate. After reading the letter explaining these facts the Senator said that he desired to say further that he believed the dog-muzzling order to be unnecessary, cruel, and wrong, and that he hoped steps would be taken by Congress to have it done away with. "In thirty years' practice as a physi cian." declared Mr. Gallingcr. "I have never seen one case of hydrophobia, and I have talked with a large nuniber-of the most eminent physicians and surgeons who have made the same statement. The. disease is of such rare occurrence that though we sometimes hear of cases ot ro called hydrophobia it is very difficult to find instances where authentic proof can be had of its existence. Mr. Vest made a few remarks on the subject in which he said that he had sat beside a friend who died under circum stances which indicated that he had rabies. He had frothed at the mouth and had barked like a dog. Mr. Galliuger Interposed the statement that "barking like a dog" is not a symp tom of hydrophobia and that no mention of It could be found in medical books re lating to that subject. Continuing. Mr. Vest said that in his opinion If such a dis ease exists If there is the least possi bility of the occurrence o'f one case of it every dog In the country ought to be muz zled. He referred to an artirle he had seen in one of the local papers stating that a dog had bitten a child and having been killed by a policeman and examined by the Chief Chemist of the Department of Agriculture had been declared to have rabie?. Mr. Galllnger, commenting upon this, said that one of the principal causes of tho mis taken Ideas people have about the disease is that the community is being constantly fooled by reports of Imaginary cases of it. He said that some young scientist being desirous of making a reputation for him self had examined the brain of a dog which bad died under peculiar circum stances and had declared that the cause of its death was hydrophobia. The muz zling order had resulted from that Ircum stance. Mr. Gallinger stated that the brain test for hydrophobia has been aban doned and that an entirely new test is now in vogue which is said to be infallible. Mr. Warren said he would like to ask the Senator from New Hampshire whether climatic or other conditions are such in the District of Columbia that hydrophobia h, more likely to exist here than else where. Mr. Galllnger replied that the dis ease exists here only In the brains of some voung scientists with whom this city like others is burdened. "I have no hesitancy," he said, "in saying that there has not been a case of hydrophobia in the District this year, last year, or the year before, and I do not believe that there will be a case In the years to come." Mr Wnleott said that in reply to the Senator from Wyoming (Mr. Warren), he desired to state that .there is no reason why hydrophobia should be more preval ent here than elsewhere. "The trouble with the existing order in regard to the muzzling of doss is that it is not uniform throughout the United States as it should be." Mr. Wolcott then referred to the success England had had in stamping out hydrophobia by a uniform muzzling law in force throughout the kingdom, and by pro hibiting the bringing of dogs Into the country by any person and under any cir cumstances. After this law- had been in force for three years, he said, hydrophobia had been completely stamped out and there being no longer a reason for a muz zling order it had been rescinded. "He ad vocated the passage of a law for the muz zling of all dogs in this country, which, he said, would have the same effect as it had had In England. Mr. Gallinger said he desired to go on record as saying that he did not believe what Mr. Wolcott had said regarding the necessity for some action to stamp out hydrophobia. "nns lhp Senator sneak as a physician Lor as a Senator?" asked Mr. Wolcott. "As both," replied Mr. Gallinger. Regarding the existence of the disease. Mr. Bacon said he had lost a.-number of valuable blooded cattle and a horse by the result of. what he had every reason to be lieve was hydrophobia. The discussion ended here and the peti tion which brought it about was referred to the Committee on the District of Co lumbia. Row in Snlvntion Army Bnrrnck.x. READING, Pa., April 9. There was a small Bized riot last night in the Salvation Army barracks, at Seventh and Cherry Streets. A constable had a warrant for two girls, supposed to be on the inside, but was resisted at the door. He is al leged to have forced his way in. The au dience was immediately in an uproar. Warrants were sworn out charging the constable with assault and battery, and disturbing a religious meeting. Man's AVHd Roll for Life. WILLIAMSPOItT, Pa., April 9. Stum bling, as he ran over the ties in the Penn sylvania Railroad bridge last evening to es cape being run down by a train, Charles Noll, fell, half stunned, across the rail, where he laid until the wheels of the loco motive were within a foot of him, when by a superhuman effort he rolled off to the beams between the track and side ot .the bridge. He was seriously injured. To Censor "The Degenerates." NEWARK. N. J., April 9. Mrs. Langtry Is not to be frozen out of Newark after all. Following -the announcement that her nlav. "The Degenerates," would not un- der any circumstances be allowed to ap pear, the city aumormes announce tney will censor the performance from a private box tomorrow night and stop it if they be lieve It immoral. Flynn's Business CoIIece.. Stli anil IC. $& Census Office Examination1 $5 $1.S5 per 100 so., ft. for Flooring. dressed 2 sides & all one width at 5th k S. Y. ar. SUFFRAGE IN THE DISTRICT. Hills Introduced Providing; a Repre sentative Government. A bill to establish a representative form of Government for the citizens of the Dis trict" of Columbia was introduced In the Senate today by Mr. Penrose, a similar bill being introduced in the House by Mr. Mudd. Thtuneasure provides for the abol ishment of the offices of the District Com missioners at the expiration of one year and authorizes the election of two legis lative bodies, a board of aldermen and a common council. The second section of the bill provides that "taxes for local purposes shall be paid one-balf by the citizens of the District and one-half by the General Government as at present. The board of aldermen Is to consist or eleven members and the bill designates the legislative districts in which they shall be choeen. The board of common council Is to consist of thirty-two members chosen from the legislative districts of the DU trlct of Columbia, and eleven of whom must be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. These latter ap pointments, however, must be made from certain legislative districts.. Members of both boards shall be persons who have resided in the District of Colum bia at least three years previous to their election or appointment. Each member of the council and of the board of aldermen is to receive a salary of $500 a year. The mayor of the city is to be ex-officio presiding officer of the board of aldermen. The term of office of the mayor Is fixed at two years and he Is to be elected by -the citizens of the District at the same time and in the same manner as the aldermen and the councilmen. Ho must have been a resident of the District of Columbia for at least five years previous to his election and his salary Is fixed at $5,000 a year. While acting as mayor he must not engage in any other business. His power of veto extends for a period of ten days after an ordinance is enacted. The bill provide 3 that the fir3t election shall tak2 place the second Tuesday In No vember of the year after the bill ig passed. Other officers to be elected at the eame time are a secretary of the District of Co lumbia at $2,"jC0 a year, a health offleer at $3,0C0 a year, a deputy health offleer at S2.5C0 a year, and a long list of other of ficials, including those for the public schools. A CENTENARIAN DEAD. After OiitlUliicr Six Husband Ve- jrrcKS Expires. PERRY. Okla., April 9. A fegres known as. Auntie Rogers, who Is said to be 100 years of age, and who has been married six times, died here jeiterday. Tho woman was born in Georgia and was married four times to negroes. After coming to the Creek Indiin Na tion she married an Indian, and after his death married J S. Ropers, a white man, who died here three ears ago. BASED ON THE "SAPHO" CASE. A Damage Suit Ilroiiurhl KaIant Kal amazoo. Ml(."'i. LA PORTE, Ind., April 9. The action cf the New York jury, in acquitting Olga Netherecle on the charge of producing an immoral pra;in "Sapho." wl.l be tho bisl for an action for $1.M damages against the city of Kalamazoo. Mich. The authorities of that city prohibited iTir nrndurtinn of the i'v after the larg est theatre in the city had been sold out i for the engagement. W. A. Brady and Manager Bu;h, of the Oprera House, are the plaintiffs In the a tlon for $10,W0 dam ages. PREACHER COMMITTED TO JAIL. He Is Released on Hall in Time for His Sermon. EASTON, Pa.. April 9. T.here came near being no preaching in Rev. Abraham Sel vey's church in this city. last night. Mr. Selvey is a colored minister, and he was under bonds, charged with violating the ballot laws in the First ward. The minister's surety surrendered him in the afternoon, however, and he was commit ted to jail. Friends of Mr. Selvey got him out on bail in time for the service. HESITATION COSTS HER LIFE. A Woman Hurneil to Heath at Itai leyslmrjr. In. DUNCANNOX. Pa.. April 9. Saturday about 12 o'clock, while W. W. Potter was returning frcra a lodge at this place, he dlscayered that the house occupied by George Beers, at Baileysburg. was on lire. As he could not arouse the inmates he broke in the door and found the husband, wife and two children soundly sbepiag in their rooms on the second Hoor. As the flames rushed up the stairway the two children were pitched out the window to Mr. Potter and the husband followed. Urs rwrs hesitated and that Instant the floor sank into the flames, carrying her with It. Her charred remains were -discovered among the ruins this morning. She was formerly a mis3 Page, and was ageu about twenty-five years. MYSTERIOUS POISONING CASE. Thirty DIsnhlcil Veterans Arc Made Deathly Stele. NEWARK, X. J., April 9. A mysterious case of wholesale poisoning has developed in the New Jersey Home for Disabled Vet erans in Kearny. It has leaked out that thirty of the inmates were suddenly at tacked yesterday morning with violent retching and vomiting, followed, in many cases, by utter collapse. Only the hardest work by physicians saved the lives of sev eral. Ptomaine poisoning is believed to have caused the trouble, although Major Roger?, euperintendent of the home, and Dr. Eu gene Goldberg have, after the most care ful investigation failed to discover any trace of poison in the food the patients ate. llefuse to Aid Strikers. ALTOONA, Pa., April 9. The 10,000 min ers employed by the Berwin White Coal Mining Company, at Windber, In the Cen tral Pennsylvania coal field, yesterday re fused to aid in the strike movement which the miners, officials have been endeavoring to start in order to aid and support the striking miners in other parts of thin same field. A mass meeting was held at Wind ber, but only a few miners attended to it. Snlcided With a ShotRnn. GLOUCESTER, Ma3S., April' 9. Loricg Cook, thirty-five years old, committed suicide yesterday evening at -his home- in the presence of his family. He stood in the doorway of his house, and discharged the contents of a double-barreled shotgun into his brain, Inflicting a 'ghastly wound, His little daughter Jumped over his body, which blocked the doorway, and went to the residence of Constable John R. Cook, and notified him of the. occurrence. Justice Barnard Rcturns.- Justice Barnard, who was absent from the City Hall last week, resumed his ju dicial duties today in Equity Court No. 2. $1.2K for Clear Doors. ii-inch thick? no. knots; No. 1. P. Libbry & Co. Price One Cent. IMS MEN IN TROlLEi Politicians Arrested, Charged With Disorderly Conduct. Charles F. bhelton and Edward Lynch Taken Into Custody for an Atlciced Assault uu the Home of Cotter T. Ilrlilr. a Prominent Bry an Jinn Forfeit Their Collateral. Charles F. Shelton. 202 Third Street southeast, a Norns candidate for delegate to the local convention to elect delegates to the National Dem ocratic Convention, and Edward Lynch, also a Norris candidate for delegate and committeeman from the Twentieth dis trict, forfeited $10 collateral each In the Pollc Court this morning when their names were called to answer a charge of being drunk and disorderly in front of the home of Cotter T. Bride. National Treas urer of the American Anti-Trust League, and a close political and personal friend of W. J. Bryan. The alleged offence was committed last night about 8 o'clock. Shelton and Lynch were arrested by Po liceman Owerw. of the Fifth precinct, at the request of Mrs. Bride, who in the ab sence of her huuband, appealed for polloe protection. Lynch was rpleed on collateral on the understanding that he would not return to tho Bride heme at 131 B Street southeast. It is said he did return. Shelton was held until early this morning when he, too, was released on collateral. Mr. Bride this morning declared his intention of prse cutlng both offenders to the fullest extent ot the law. It Is said the trouble grew out ot the po litical differences between the Norris ad anti-Norrls factions andwas the result rf an attempt o break Up a Bryan raeettos at McCauley's Hall Saturday Bight. According to the allegations sgaJast Shelton and Lynch they la company with Dennis Callahan and William H. CaMpfceN, also a Norris delegate, appeared at lie Bride home last night and after acting im a disorderly manner threatened to kick is the dcors and break the wiadws of the house. . Mrs. Bride was alone in the he with her young daughter Lowise, wh Is confined to her bed almost at ta point of death, it is said, with malarial Wood te oning. Mrs. Bride, It is said, heard the noise alleged to hare been created by on or more of the parties named, and overheard their alleged threats of violence, and fearing Cer the safety of herself and eWW and the health of the latter, sought Po liceman Owens to whom she made com plaint. It is said that Polleeoiaa Owens arrived at the Bride hoae st as cne ot the disturbers frustrated the efforts of an other who attempted to kick in tho front door Shelton and Lynch, who It is sM wore indicated as the ebief dtstnrhers. weco then placed under arreot. Mr. BrW know nothing of the eccnrrenee until h return ed home. He stated thh morning that Ms daughter was la a critical condition and that her chance of reeovery were grear impaired hy the occurrence of laot nfeh. t rr nf that statement he preoeatad to District Attorney Push a written ntn ment from Dr. A. E. Johnson, of 117 B Street southeast, who is attending Mlos Bride. The statement is as follows: "This is to certify that the dnoghter of C. T. Bride has been sick and in a ory critical condition for the past week, tho case demanding absolute quiet and root and her friends being denied seeing her. Any unusual excitement, especially al night, might have immediate fatal resnh." In addition to the statement of Dr. Johnson. Mr. Bride submitted to District Attorney Pugh a sworn statement from Mrs. Bride in which sae related certain cireumstanees of the alleged disorderly conduct of Messrs. Shelton ami Lynoa. Hcr statement, which Is an affidavit, mad before Notary PuWIc George K. O'DonaaWi, is as follows: IHriet ot Cotomlria, .: . . ln-rtuliv appeared Wftwe me tfce i!l a notary pWiv fn and tor the lirfet of Co lombia. Loi H. Wn-. whe; kewff fttet V sworn, depot- and ?ayi foUowot That fcV irsid at ISt It snnHi. That on Sunday. April S. WV, while e wa ac home attfiMHuK to W Hit? "': ! .i, r-v...t.., V lultna- K?fw.tfU baMn. U ilium 'CMnptell. and flennM TOMani it . . .v .- ftM ttnM AIM 3M0IH 9 O tlPVlC lUe MKM Win w? !'" " " - - , while goinff y Ml. MKrlifH nuw "1"' uwr rm -..- .-. i z do to pull him from a"T- , "JFTT samed nartie e wtiud. Mr. snon I5r rfiMO el the dMnonstratton and iininne erv nrwh Mehtewd fceww of tiv tort itat I va alerw in the hwe with a nare I was ompml . to rati in the polir tr pi "Union. IIU, SnWribc! and wmii to before me this th dar of ApnJ, A. P. MftX .w , ' i-SiI) GEOrttJK K. O'DONXELh. Notary I'jMir. l. C. Mr. Bride, when seen later, in refer ence to the matter, stated that he wan de termined to prosecute Shelter and Lyaoh, If such a thing were po.sib'e. He charac terizes the alleged attack on his home as a piece of spite work. He said he bad bKn informed that Shelton had been offered $80 if the Bryan meeting at M.Cauley's Hb 1 Saturday night could be broken np. "Because they could not break ap the meeting," said Mr. Bride. they decided to make an assault on me and ray home. Personally I do not care about the attacks of the men accused, or any man of Hie Norris faction, but when they come to my house and commit outrages like tMb I think It Is going toft far. I mean to probe this matter to the limit, and punish the men who acted so out rageously, if it is possible. My homo w4n be under police protection from now on. THE BRYAN CANDIDATES. Thoxe AVho Favor IntrnctIon of Del eKaten t the Convention. The Executive Co'mmittee of tho Bryan Democrats of the District have annoutwwl their ticket in th twenty-two districts. The men named are candidates fcr delegates and alternates to tho Dlelrftit Convention which will be hold Thursday of this week for tho purpo:J of selecting six delegates to go to the Demo cratic National Convention. Thio tfeKec represents those who favor the instruction of delegates to vote for William J. Bryan and the reaffirmation of the Chicago plni form. The ticket Is generally accepted Uy the voters as a strong one and tho friends of the Nebrasknn sro confident of vletory. at the primaries tomorrow night. Tho list followsr First district Delegates: Victor BSr. Armstcad Williams. J. T. Brnshear. Al ternates: Andrew Beyor. George W. Plov er. Harry Perkins. ' Second' district Delegates: M. P. Sniff-,, van. W. McK. Clayton. William V. Hoi- f mead, jr. Alternates: Patrick Moore, John Lower, Veata Burns. Third district Delegates: Jonn aimtvaa, Chris Hagcr, John Cjowley. Alternate: F. Reynolds. I. CrossVSTosepo Connor? Fourth district Delegates: John R. , Mason, James Cleary. George T. Hilton. Alternates; H. O. Kale. George Gosncll, J Michael Morris. Fifth district Delegates: James Cleary, -Dally Lumber Xew Lo.went 1'rleen ! . ... V fH.v... , - .l. - V VV-vi llnijl Wllft r. i-iooty w ,v,, un . - --. r tui I , ..