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Wbt mmu i v J Number 1467. WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 1900. Price Oxk Cent WBFHHBB HOLDING OUT The British Column Inflicts Serious Lasses on the Boers. General Roberts Henort Great Ac tivity 011 the l'nrt of the Knemy. One Commando Operating Xorth of tlie OrniiKC Illver Close to AHnnl North Mnjor ?iriitK-r Killed Con NtcriKiiIiin in Loudon Over the l'os kihle Disaster at Meerliiitsfontein. Vne Xewi Ilecclved Prom Three Different Source "Wliicb Ajrree In Detail Gataere to Go Home. LONDON, April 11. The War Offlee has received iho ollowlng. despatch from Lord )Jloberts: "Bloomronlein, April 10. The enemy 'has been very active for the past few days. One commando is now on the north Imnk of the Orange Kivor close to Aliwal North. Another is attacking; the Wepcner garrison, which is holding out bravely and inflicted serious loss 'on The Boers yesterday ".Major Springer was killed. No other casualties have yet been report ed. "Troops arc being moved up rapidly. lA. patrol of six men has been missing since April 7. "ROBERTS." Another despatch from Lord Itooerts fctatos 'the patrol referred to lwe turned up all right. Consternation prevails here over the news of the crushing defet met by another section of Lord Roborts' forces." It may be followed at any moment by the news that Brabant's entire column, which has been fighting for two days at Wepeaer and is completely cut off, is in the hands of the Bers. Thte is the third disaster for Robcj-ts ia a week, aad makes his losses in that time 2,473 men. It occurred at Moerkatsfontctn. sooth of Brandfort The news come from Boer sources and there is a faint hope fcere that It may be bt a ropetitien of the story of tie Reddersburg disaster. It comes freai "three fiifferent sources, however, ad In OMh the British losses are given a 1.56. b''aK!Hed and wounded being placed at tm and the prisoners at 90. It ic mM 4M oecaped to BioenifonteiB. 41 is not certain yet to whose division the defeated force ireleaged, but cvery tkfog indicate that it beoged to Tack or's force. Roberts,' "advance guard," wbicli has been north of BloemfontelH for some time. The only Meerkatsfoattin koewu here is eight miles southeast of Kroonstad and 121 miles north of Bloom fontoin, while Brandfort, south of which tihf battie is said to live occurred, is only twenty-five miles north of Bloemfoatein. It is likely that Tncker sent a small oolumn forward and that it w6 trapped ae was that of Broadwood. (Official news from Roberts is awaited today with the greatest anxiety. A despatch from Bloemfoatein states that General Gatacre s to return to Eng land. Jt is not stated that he is coming home, cither on account of his health or for, private reasons, and it is certain that hip return will be popularly connected with his failure to achieve success in the Hold. The War Office discredits the reported British reverse at Mcerktefentcifi on the ground that the only known place of that name is within ten miles of Kroonstad Whore it is improbable there was any British force. Tlie British losses at Wepener on Moh ay were eleven killed aad forty-one wounded. The British, it is reported, wore holding their own oa Tuesday even ing. Rudyard Kipling sailed from Cape Town .for England today. The Boer ieace onvoys will remain in Naples for a few flays. BOERS SHELL ELANDSLAAGTE. ru Ineffective Arti..ery Duel in the Northern Part of Natal. LADYSMITH. April 16. The Boers sent several shells into the British camp at Blandslaagte from three widely separated positions. No damage was done. A reconnoissanee found the Boers in large force in a strongly fortified position. Tho naval 4.7-ineh gun replied. The Boers sel a LoDg Tom. CAPE REBELS WARNED. A Proclamation Against Host He Acts Issued by Itober(. LONDON, April 11. A despatch from CoJosfeerg, dated April 11, states that a proclamation by Lord Roberts lias been posted which warns the Cape rebels against further acts or hostility to the British. In this Lord Roberts declares that no leniency will be shown to offend ers. On the contrary, they will be treated with the utmost rigor under martial law. THE BOERS AT DONKER'S HAEK. Snots nichnuced With the British Aeross the Hivcr. BLOEMFONTEIN, April 10 (10:15 p. in.). A strong party of Boers has been located across the river at Donker's Haolc, whore Dickson's Cavalry is quartered. There has been considerable sniping. Two British soldiers were shot from a point near a farmhouse from which a white flag was flying. It is reported that thirty Boers were hiding in this farmhouse and Ihta a man named Richter, who holds a British pass, was one of them. When the British searched the place Rlchter's daughter said he was not at home. TROOPS REPORTED SAFE. The Strntheonn Horse and Canadian Itcliefs at Cape Town, MONTREAL, Quebec, April 11. A des patch iccelved here this morning announces the arrival of the steamor Monterey, of the Kldor Dempster Line, at Cape Town yes terday noon, from Halifax, with the Stratbcona Horse and Canadian reliefs on Iward. The men were all well, but tho re port stales that 1CS horses died during the trip. An Old Man Drops Dead. BEVERLY, W. Va , April 11. William D. Armstrong, aged seventy-six jears, a j reTired merchant and road contractor, dropped dead at Beverly from paralysis. He kept up most of the pikes in Randolph county for many years. 1'lynn'n IJuIxickb College, Sth and Iv. J5 Cccftis Office Examination $3 Small purchaser net prompt atten tion ait tic LuniUr ..rU of rr-nl Lliyrj & Co. RELEASE OF THE MASHONA. Sir AlTrcd Milner iKiioren Appeal to the Privy Council. The Slate Department has received ad vices that Sir Alfred Milner, British High Commissioner at Cape Town, last week ordered the release of the steamer Mash ona, which was held by the naval authori ties as a prize. The Mashona was sailing under the British flag with an American cargo from New York to South Africa. She was seized by the British authorities on a charge of trading with the enemy. The prize court two weeks ago re'eased the vessel, but the naval officials appealed to the privy council. It was while the case was pending before the council that Consul General " Stowe and Ambassador Choate, acting under directions from the Department of State, represented to the British Government that the Mashona's cargo was from, American poits, and taat the vessel was on a regular schedule be tween New York and South Africa. Sir Alfred Milner did not wait for the action of the privy council but arbitrarily released the Mashona on bond. It is explained that Sir Alfred Milner'e action was one of courtesy and was taken out of deference to the wishes of the United States Government. CASUALTIES ASIONG PRISONERS. The British in Pretoria Fare Better Thau the Boer Captives. PRETORIA, April 9 (via Loarenco Marques. April 10. : p. in.). A leport that has reached here to the effect that thirty five captured burghers have died f.oai fever at SImonstown, Cape Colony, is causing deep concern. It is hoped, in view of the outbreak of fever In the pricoaer3 camp, that the British author! tit s will see their way clear to remove the captured Boers to a healthier locality. It Is noteworthy that although the num ber of British prisoners here is rapidly ap proaching four thousand, less than twelve deaths have occurred among them from disease. Little is known here at present of the operations in the field, the news from all the fighting fronts beicg very scarce. EFIDEMIu OF SMALLPOX. Twent-eiuht Casen Reported at Yu hnrn Centre. Pa. SU?QCEIIANNA. Pa.. April 11. At Au burn Centre, Susquehanna, county, a thriv ing, thickly populated community, an epileHic of smalipov exists. There are twenty-eight cases of the difceas?, and it Is tfeottf-hl that over one hundred other persons have been exposed. A number of booses have been quarantined. The Pennsylvania Board of Health has snt a representative to the scene, and a committee has been appointed to sec that no person enteie or leaves the town. -Ml business is at a standstill, and the resi dents of that section are greatly excited. It is thought that the disease was brought into the tov.nthlp by a icturned soldier from Cuba. ACCUSED OF POISONING. A Ciiieiniiati Man's Alleged Attempt to Harder His Wife. BALTIMORE, April 11. C. G. Wiuold, a i tracvling salesman, of Cinicinnati, was ar rested here yesterday. He is wanted in Cin cinnati on the charge of having adminis tered poison to a former wife and four children, with intent to murder. The ac cused was picked up on Baltimore Street by the oflicers, who had been supplied with descriptive circulars, sent out by Chief of Police Dietsch, of Cincinnati. Wiuold has also been in trouble hi New York City, where lie was charged with ab duction. He denies the poisoning charge. He will be held for the Cincinnati officials. COMING TO "WASHINGTON. A Monument Committee to Visit the President. WINCHESTER, Va.. April 11. A com mittee from the Morgan Monument Asso ciation, recently formed in this city, will visit Washington the latter part of this week and besides calling upon Virginia's Representatives in Congress will also vis it President McKinley and solicit co-operation in the project of building a fitting memorial to the "Hero of Cowpens." It is intended to raise $25,000 and the com mittee is working vigorously to raise the entire amount. SHIPPING VIOLETS NORTE. A Pleasant mid Prosperous Indtm try In Virginia. FREDERICKSBURG, Va., April 11. It Is thought the fruit trees in this section have so far escaped injury from frosts and freezes, and farmers and others are look ing forward to the largest fruit crop for years. For some time past from CO.OOO to 70,000 violets have been shipped daily from Tre villinns. In the adjoining county of Louisa, to the Northern cities, and the growing of the tiny flowers has become a popular and profitable enterprise in thai section. TOO OLD TO TELL A LIE. A "Witness Snys She lias Lived One Hundred and Twenty Years. CINCINNATI April 11. Mahala Moore, colored, of 170S Hughes Street, 120 years old. was the principal witness in the di vorce case of Jane against Isaac Tate, be fore Judge Spiegel. Mrs. Moore testified that she was born when Washington was making his campaign on the James River against the British. She walked unassist ed to the witness stand and gave her tes timony in a clear, unshaken voice. Mrs. Moore said she was 100 years old when- the plaintiff was bom, and she know all about her family affairs. She said that she was too old to tell anything bat the truth, and created much merriment by ad dressing the court as "My Honor." TOWN DESTROYED BY FIRE. Hanover, Pa., "Wiped Away by a. Tre mendous Blaze. MOUNT HOLLY, X. J., April 11. A for est lire Monday night swept through tho north end or Pemberton- township and com pletely destroyed the town of Hanover, which contained about fifteen dwellings and several cranberry bains. The resi dents, who -were mostly laborers, and their families had to flee for their lives, saving only their clothing. The loss will exceed ?1S,C0, and there is only ?2,000 insurance. WHOLE FAMILY DEAD. Three Members Kxplre Within Four Day. ST. CLAIR, Pa., April 13. Within four dys the entire Cummings family, of Ihih place, has been wiped out. On Saturday Mrs. Cummings, who was very aged, died, and on Monday she was buried. Monday night Martin, a son, fell from his chair and in. a moment was n corpse. The two deaths shocked John Cummings, the father, so seriously, that he died ten minutes after his son. He was eighty years old. Real estate men, jobbers, carpenters, all grt lowft iate, quuk Uilhcry at Cth and X . ar.. TO VOTE AT FIVE O'CLOCK House Action on Scnntc Amend men's to the Porto Rican Bill. The Utile Limiting Debate Adopted, 15S to 1 12 Conceded That the Mo tion to Concur Will Prevail by n Xarroti; Margin Mr. Kichnrd.son'.s Arraignment of the .Itcnubllcniifc. The House met this morning amid con siderable excitement over the approach ing contest on the Porto Rican bill. Be fore the Speaker's gavel fell, Democrats conceded that the motion to concur in the Senate amendments would prevail by from three to nine majority. The galleries were crowded and the attendance of members was greater than any lime since tho origi nal passage of the bill. The journal of yesterday's proceedings having been read, Mr. Dalzell presented the resolution from the Committee on Rules to govern the consideration of the bill. As he rose a great calm fell upon the House. The resolution provided that tha Committee of the Whole ba discharged from further consideration of the bill, and that it be considered by the House until 5 o'clojk this afternoon when a vote Is to be taken on the motion to concur in the Senate amendments. It also give. all members leave to print remarks on the bill for ten days. The rule was adopted 15S to H2. Explaining the resolution, Mr. DaUell re!eved the history of tho pro codings upon the bill in the Senate and House, which s-eht back the bill with a provision attached for a civil government fo the Ul and. The majority of the House, ho said, belived that these matters had been sufll oinently discussed, and that what the pub lic interests demanded was action, net talk. The purpose of the rule was to se cure a vote on concurring in the Senate amendments. Mr. ltlelinrdsou's Vrraitrnment. Mr. Richardbon, leader of the minority, said that the Senate had added the in iquity of an imperialistic form of gov ernment for Porto Rico. It had not been the original purpose of the Republican party to enact that legislation and he said he supposed that the change of policy of that party regarding tlie question of free tiade with Porto Rico was acknowledged on all hands. He would ask the Republicans to de clare the roabon for these clnnges. lie quoted then from the expressions of prom inent Republicans, including olficiais. to show that the original purpose of the par ty had been to grant Porto Rico free trade; but for some reason that purpose had been changed. Referring to the re ported action of Judge Magoon, Law Clerk of the Dhision of Insular Affairs in tho War Department. In furnishing Secretary Root with an opinion that the Constitu tion was extended over Porto Uico, Mr. Richardson said upon the strength of that opinion a proclamation had been prepared declaring free trade with I orto' Rico, and sent to the President's summer home for his signature, Dut it ha! not been signed. The House had asked for a cdpy of that opinion, but the Secretary of War had failed to respond. And to a personal lequest by the Speaker for the opinion no attention hud been paid. According to a paper which published part of that opin ion, Mr. Richardson said, Mr. Magoon h:8 written another opinion that the Constitu tion did not ex proprio vigore extend over the island. He read fiom the first opinion, and the assertion contained therein that the Con stitution did extend to Poito Rico was re ceived with applause-by the Democrats. Discussing the reasons for the changes of policy by the Republican party Mr. Rich ardson quoted from the letter of Prof. Worcester, a member of the Philippine Commission, to the effect that the trusts had gone down to Washington to take the Repuublican party by the throat, hcirce the change, and from the published statement crediting a Republican member cf the House with saying that the change was made to secure a big contribution for the campaign fund. The Republicans, Mr. Richardson said, were not consistent in the matter; they refused to give the Porto Ricans $250,000 of tariff duties, while otlng to give them six times as much in an appropriation bill. Mr. De Arrnond, in a speech lasting a minute and a half, closed the debate for the Democrats on the rule, saying that the presentation of the rule indicated that it was deemed necessary by that portion of the Republicans determined to crush Inde pendence in their ranks. He warned the party that they could not always suppress conscience and judgment. General Grosvcnor's Defence. General Grosvenor, a member of the Committee on Rules, followed in support of the resolution, making a speech that stir red both sides of the House with radically different emotions. "It was a great satis faction to him, he said, to witness the anx iety exhibited by tho Democrats on th6 floor, other persons outside, and a mug wump press that the Republican party shall not destroy itself. In all his experience in the House of sixteen years he had never known the Democratic party so sorrowfully zealous that the Republican party should do itself no harm. The Democrats had ransacked every telegraph office in the land to summon ab sent members here, and for what pur pose? "To prevent the Republican party from bringing upon itself the anger and contempt of an outraged majoilty." Ap plause and laughter. As he went on General Grosvenor grew more and more severe, and caustic upon the Democrats and their leaders, his po litical associates applauding him as he proceeded, and the Democrats interrupt ing frequently with outbursts of resent ment. At one point Speaker Henderson demanded order ia a vigorous manner, at which the Democrats laughed. The Speaker said: "The Chair will protect both sides; and in his efforts he ought to have the support of every gentleman on the floor." Continuing, General Grosvenor said he needed no protection; that he was a pro tectionist himself. The question at Issue, he said, was made a political matter, a matter of political policy by tho action of the Democratic caucus which declared that opposition to the bill was the test of party loyalty and standing. At this point Mr. Terry shouted. "We are braver than you arc." This sally wa3 greeted by an outburst of applause. General Grosvenor continuing, said he honored the Democrats who put their par ty aside and Voted for tho public Inter est; it was that kind of men the people honored and were ready to excuse for any error they might make. Turning then to Mr. Richardson's speech, General Grosve nor said that he hurled back in his teeth, the charge that bribery was the influence behind the bill. "Does the gentleman ex pect that he can be a hypocrite every where, and not bo exposed?" Referring to the statement credited to a Republican member that the bill was to be' passed in consideration of a big contri bution to the campaign fund, the speaker said the gentleman said he believed it was true, but he (Grosvenor) did not believe Lumber prices kept low. Call and sec Prank Libbcj & 0. Cth and N. Y. avc. that Richardson believed It. This charge aroused the Democratic side, and General Gro3venor's further, statements were fol lowed with increasing excitement. "If he had believed It," ho asked, "would not the gentleman, who introduces a half dozen resolutions a day on the average, have investigated it?" Several Democrats shouted, "Why did not you Investigate It?" "Because on our side we did not believe it. It is a lie at one place or another along the line," answered the spenker. General Grosvenor Bald the reporter might have heard a Republican say it, he did not charge that ho had not, "but," said he. "that Republican is a liar." Mr. Richardson Interposed here, after some effort, to fay (Out he had never said anything of the kind; he had only quoted what was reported. This was received with groans by the Republicans, and Gen eral Grosvenor commented: "That shows the slimy, slippery character of the state ment." Mr. Richardson asked General Grosvenor if he had net prepared a resolution of en quiry on the subject? "Yes," he replied. "But I dropped It upon investigation -or the matter. I will give It to tho gentleman if he desires to offer It." Mr. RIehardton did not nccept the offer, and General GroBVenur concluded with the observation that "lib would no more in troduco it than he wculd make an angular ftralghtforward Pintement about any thing." " The rule was then submitted to tho House and It was adopted lfS to 142; tho majority being four larger than that by which the bill originally passed the Housd. Announcement of the result was greeted with applause, and the House then settled down- to the debate upon the. bill. One hour and forty-seven and a halt minutes remained to each side. . The first speaker In support of the re commendation to concur in the Senate amendments was Mr, Watson of Iowa, who for a long time was held to he an oppo nent of the tariff proposition. AT THE WHITE HOUSE. Candidates for the A'iee Presidency Discussed by Senator Piatt. There were a number of political dis cussions at the WhTte House this morn ing. Many Senators and Representatives called during the Jtwo hours allotted to Congressional vibitfirs. Senator Piatt of New York was with the President for some time. The general political situation in New York was un der consideration. The available candidates for Vice Presi dent on the Republican ticket were gone oer. The names ol Rooseelt, BHm, and Woodruff were mentioned, but Senator Piatt would not say who Is most likely to be placed on the ticHct. Representative ICbox of Massachusetts called with a party numbering 125 from Lowell, who were received by the Presi dent in the Hist Room Among the other callers were Senator Penrose, Burrows. Elkins, and Debo?. and Representative Lacey. CAPITAL TRACTION'S LOAN. A Deed of Trust .Kited Todnj for n Million and n Half. Tho Capital Trftcrion Company today placed on record a de.ed of trust to the National Safe Dopo-it Savings and Trust Company, as truste-. to secure the pay ment of bonds aggregating 51,300.000. Tho bonds are of the denomination of J5C0, bearing interest at the rate of $ per cent, payable somi-inunUv, and to run for twenty years, r- The loan is made'wr the purpose of re tiring an old loan of ?LOOO,000 5 per cent bonds, and for thoSrofundlng of certain moneys, taken from Ihc earnings' account, and to liquidate the expense of recent improeniPuts. EXTENDING FOREIGN TRADE. An American Warehouse Proposed for Calcutta. Consul General Patterson writes from Calcutta: "I am constantly receiving letters re garding the manufacturers of the United States, enquiring how- such manufactur ers can be procured, and requesting to be put in communication with our exporters. The Imports Into Irdia last year amounted to about $270,COO,000 and this is the great distributing point. "The National Association of Manufact urers of the United States is dolirg effi cient and practical v ork In the way of ex tending the foreigij trade of the United States by establishing warehouses at Ca racas. Venezuela, and Shanghai, China, for the display and sale of goods made by members of the association. 1 have no doubt that if such a warehouse were es tablished in Calcutta, with agents au thorized to make sales, a very large trade would result." STUMP TRIAL IN PROGRESS. The Defendant Cilnjrs to His Asser tion of Self-Dcfenee. The trial of William Stump, charged witli the murder of James Lee, colored, on De cember 12 last, was resumed this morning irr Criminal Court No. 1. When the court convened the defendant continued his tes timony. His evidence was along the same lino as his testimony yesterday. He de nied the truth of the statements made by different witnesses for the Government, to the effect that ha had killed Lee because the latter stole some of hfs provision?. In brief he reiterated the statement that the only reason he hrcc at and killed Lee wts that the deceased attacked him with a knife and he killed him in self-defence. A long and starching crow-examiuutlon of the defendant hy prosecuting Attorney Taylor failed to shake the testimony of Stump, who told aim retold the same story of the circumstancta'' coivneeted with the killing of Leo. NEGRO STABBED AT RENNxNG. Peter Freeman Is Attacked and AVonudetl at the Uace Truck. Peter Freeman, " colored, twenty-nine years old, was stabbed in the face at Bca ning Race Track this afternoon. The cuts were inflicted with a knife, and it is thought that one of hein has destroyed the .sight of the right eye. Freeman was. brought to the city on the Columbia cars and, removed at Fifteenth and II streets to the Casualty Hospital. At the time ot going, to press the police had not located Freeman's assailant. Two policemen of Noi Jl precinct, in which the affair occurred, have charge of the case, and are endeavo'ring to locate tho man. ?Ir. AViKTht t Atlantic City. John B. Wight, President ot the Board cf District Commissioners, left the City at noon today for a few.days' stay at Atlantic City. Itobbed a Corpse. NEW BRUNSWICK. N. J.. April 11. While the family -v. as at dinner a enealc thief entered tho parlor of the house at No. 138 Nciteon Street, where the body of Mrs. Hannah Buzzee lay In her coflki, and stole a gold wedding ring from th-j finger of the corpse. The theft was dis covered by the fact that the thief, in his haste, had disarranged the arm. Ts . (S-Incb .sidinsr or weather hoarding. 1.05 per 100 sq ft , at "Sixth and X. Y. a;c. nv j IE M CODE OF im District Affairs Discussed hy the House Committee. A'o Clinngc in (be lteslster of Wills' Office Cash Collateral Instead of Heal Estate Security Provision for the Protection of Motormeii on Street Hallways in Cold "Weather. The Committee on the District of Co lumbia of tho House of Representatives at a meeting this morning determined to report the new code for the District. That section providing for the abolition of the office of Register of Wills Is stricken out. Instead of creating the office of Collec tor of Fines for the "Police, the code, as It will be reported, will provide that fines shall be paid to the Clerk of the Pollco Court, who shall turn the money thus re ceived over to the proper District official. Another change wrought in the code by the committee Is that in a large number of Instances where a real estate bond Is required for tho release of prisoners, col lateral may be accepted by the police. It was determined to make a favorable report on the Mercer bill "to cccuirc street railway companies operating elec tric cars, or cats propelled by steam, ca ble, or electricity, to protect certain of of their employes from the Inclemency of the weather during certain months of the year, and providing punishment for viola tions thereof." The first sectjon of the bill states that on and after November 1, 11)00 "it shall bo unlawful for any person, partnership, cr corporation owning or operating a stieet railway In the District of Co.umbia, or for any officer or agent thereof superintend ing or having charge of or control of the management of uch line of railway or th care thereof operating electric. cab:e or other cars propelled either by Meani, cable, or electriety, which require the constant services cate, or attention of any person or per&ons upon the platform of such car. to require or per mit such services, attention1, or can? of any of its employes or any other person or per sons between the fitPt day of November and the first day of April thereafter of each year unled such perron, partnership, or corporation. Its said officers or superintend Ing or managing agents-, have first provided ttie platforms of ald car or cara with a proper and sufficient enclosure, constructed of wood. Iron, end glass, or similar suita ble material sufficient to protect such em ploye from exposure to the winds ami iu i leniencies of tho weather: Provided, That such IneioMire shall be so constructed as r.t tc obstruct the vl&ion of the person o.t rating such car or to endanger or inter fere with its tafe management by the ope rator." The committee agreed to give a hearing next Wednesday at 10 o'clock on the Bab cock bill, authorizing the Dlstriet Commis sioners to enter into a contract for the collection and disposal of garbage and dead animals. The bill provide that con tracts entered into by virtue of the bill shall be made as follows; 'Within the entire District of ColumblJ. daily including Sunday, during the entire, year, from euch hotels, apartment houses, markets, ami other like place?, a may be designated by th- Health Officer. "Within the city ot Washington, from fc-U place not Included in paragraph (a.) dally, not Including Sunday, from April 15 to Oc tober 31. Inclusive, and trl-weekly from January 1 to April 14, Inclusive, and from November 1 to December 31, Inclusive. "Within- such suburbs or parts thereof as may be designated by the Health Offi cer, from all places not included In para graph (a) tri-weekly, or, If in the opinion of the Health Officer it is necessary in the interest of public health, daily, from April 15 to October .11, inclusive: and weekly, or, if in the opinion of the Health Officer 5t be necessary in the Interest of public her.lt h, tend-weekly or tri-weekly, from January 1 to April 14. inclusive, and from November 1 to December 31, Inclusive. "That the collection of dead animals, under any contract or contracts which may b entered into by virtue of this act, shall bo made dally, including Sunday, during the entire year, from every part of the District of Columbia. "That the groas amount to be paid tinder any contract or contracts which may be en tered Into by virtue of this act shall not exceed $70,CC0 per annum, and from the amount of sueb contract or contracts there shell be deducted such sum or fiums as may be necessary to pay for the service of such inrpector or Inspectors as muy .be needed to keep a proper record of the amount of material collected ami to main tain oversight of the sanitary condition-of the place or places of shipment or disposal or both; such Inspector or Inspectors to-be ar painted by the Commissioners, on the recommendation of the Health Officer, and to be paid at a rate not exceeding $2.50 per day. frcm the amount deducted as herein before authorized." Mr. McMillan today introduced in the Senate a bill appropriating $20,000 for the purchase or a replica of the bronze eques trian statue of George Washington, de signed by Daniel Chester French and Ed ward C. Potter, which Is to be erected in Pails by the women of the United States. Tho statue is to be purchased under the direction of the Joint Committee on the Library, and is to be located on some ic scrvation or public grounds in this city. Mr. Cockrell gave notice in tho Senate of an amendment to the District Appro priation bill to appropriate ?2,000 for grad ing and regulating Quincy Street from Brightwcod Avenue to Eighth Street in Petworth sub-division DISTRICT EINANCES. The Appropriation Bill Discussed in the Senate. The District Appropriation bill was tak en up ic the Senate today at the conclu sion of the routine morning business, Mr. Burrows, who had given notice of a speech on the Quay case at that time, having yielded for that purpose. On motion of Mr. Allison, in charge of the bill, the for mal reading was dispensed with, and it was read for amendment. The first change In the bill, as reported, which was made in the Senate, provides for an increase o! ?200 in the appropriation for the Auditor's Office. On motion of Mr. Allison the sec tion was disagreed to which appropriates $23,000 for improving the market, between Tenth and Twelfth Streets. A. Iloauokc Dvrclllng: linrned. ROANOKE, Va., April 11. The residence of Henry Chlsholm, about three milc3 from the city, was destroyed by fire Sunday. Mr. Chisholm and wife are aged people. The house caught fire from a steam saw mill near by, w"hioh Is run by his son, and the blaze made such rapid progress that not even a change of clothing was saved. The Smallpox Situation. The remaining suspects at the smallpox detention camp were reported to be well this morning and twenty-one of these, who havo remained In quarantine the re quired length of time, will be released this afternoon. Clear doors. Well made. .o. 1. only $1 25. at tlie "l'riendlv G-rncr." I'rank Libbcy & Co. NO INDICTMENTS MADE. The Kentucky Grand Jury in Sch Mion "Without Visible ltesuJts. FRANKFORT Ky.; April 11. Today promises to be without developments so far as the grand jury Is concerned. Percy Paley, closely connected with the prosecu tion, said this morning: "The prosecution Is leaving no stone un turned, no loophole of escape for the as sassin or assassins of the late William Goebel. It is only necessary for the pros ecution to bring enough witnesses before tho grand jury to securo an indictment. Many a man Is indicted who escapes be fore a petit jury on account of the con tradictory evidence of pome of the wit nesses. It Is the plan of the prosecution to get all the witnesses and place them on record now, hen they' can't go back on their own testimony when the case comes before the petit jury." It would seem that Paley would kno'v what ho Is talking about. Three more than the six allotted days have passed, and yet there are no signt of an Indict ment. Jim Howard, the alleged aatassin of Senator Goebel, today notified the prose cution that he is willing to come to Flank fort and testify before the grand jury if be is allowed to glyc bond and return home to prepare for his own trial on a murder charge which comes up in the Low ell Circuit Court three weeks from now. No answer has been made to Howard's preposition. If Howard expects to prove an alibi on the ground that the train was an hour tate on the morning of the Goebel assassination he loser. The train- was late. It was due here at 9:I& o'clock a. m. The railroad records show that it arrived st 10:17 a. in. Senator Gcebel was shot at 11:11 accord ing to the official report. In plain English Howard waB here, if he came on that train, fifty-seven minutes before the fatal shot was fired. PORCH CLI3BERS' WORK. They Secure Fort) Thousand Dollars' Wortli of Diamonds in Chlcnco. CHICAGO, April 11. Porch climbers gained an entrance to the residence of O. W. Potter, 130 Lake Shore Drive, at C:50 o'clock Monday night and stoic diamonds and other jewels valued at nearly $4,ttW. The discovery of the robbery was made a few minutes after, the thieves left the house. It was reported at once to the Pinkerton Agency and Scores of operatives are searching for tho robbers. So far as can be learned not a iTey has been found. This Is the largest burglary ia Chicago since the Schrage 'Bond robbery, in 1SW. The thieves clirnbed up tlw back porch and opened a second-story wiadow while the family was at dinner. The facts were kept from "the publt.- until today. The police learned of the rettery last night. INJURED BY Ai CURRENT. A Telephone Opv ;tnr"s Illness Caus ed l.j CHICAGO. April a MmeU. 1 1. Maudl Turn bull. telephone operator, is lyi at the point of death of the home or he lowel moth- er. 231 North Franklin 3tr JLasnthe re- suit of an electric shock red fvedfwhfle she was performing her tliit'e in thetmain of fices of the Chicago Telephone Company. Her case has the distinction ot oeiDg the first of the kind in Chicago. TSe acci dent occurred last Thursday. James Allen, a repair man. who had been talking to one of the officials, rang off and while the girl was diacotmectfng the circuit Allen rang again- 1S Turn bull was holding the plug in her left hand and one finger must have extended past the insulation to the metal letting a cur rent pass through her body. Immediate effects were not severe, but muscular con vulsions and heart failure were the result. Three doctors are now working hard to keep her alive. TO FTLTEE. CITY "WATER. Contract for a Plant nt Pnrkcrslnirg Awarded. , PAUKERSBURG. W. Ya., April 11. At a special meeting of the city council held for the purpose of considering the bids for a filtering plant for the city of Parkersburg the contract was awarded to Jutte & Co., of Pittsburg. This company propose put ting In the crib system of filtering that is. they intend sinking a crib 12S feet long. 35 -et wide aad 3 feet deep in the bottom of the Ohio River near the present pump ing works. This company claim and guar antee to filter or produce through this crib 3.000.010 gallons of ptii" water a day. Their bid for construction of the same was $2, C00. NEWPORT NEWS' BELT LINE. Street Cars Soon to II tin In the Vir ginia City. NEWPORT NEWS, Va.. April 11. The Newport News and Old Point Railway and Electric Ccmpany has notified City Eng' ueer George W. Fitchett that the first ear will be run over the Twenty-fifth Street Bridge today. This will Inaugurate tlw city belt line which President Payne pro poses to operate regularly as oon a the tracks over the city aro connected and the wires are strung. Several carloads of ma chinery for the company have arrived at Hampton. The work of tranferrlng it to the large nw power house in the West End was commenced yesterday. USED A LOCOMOTIVE. Policemen Aided in Cnpttirinjy Sev eral Thievinjc Tramp. WILKESBARRE, Pa., April 11. Tho Wilkesbarre police, with the aid of a loco motive, captured a desperate gang of thieving tramps here yesterday. The tramp3 entered the store of P. W. Murray, in South Wilkesbarre, and stole a lot of goods. They then boarded a Pennsylvania Railroad freight train, going south. The police bearded an empty engine and start ed in pursuit, catching up to the freight at a siding. The tramps, with their booty, made a fight, but were overpowered. They were lodged in jail. Alexandria County Mass Mcctiiicr. A mass meeting of about 400 Democrats of Alexandria county w'as held at the court house on Fort Myer Heights last night to select two delegates and two alternates to the State convention to be held at Nor folk, Va., May 2. The Norfolk Convention will elect delegates to the Kansas City Convention and select electors for the ten Congressional districts irr the State. The meeting was called to order by County Chairman- Curtis B. Graham. Mr, James JJ. Clements was elected permanent chair man and W. U. Varcey was elected secre--,. mii-ru. A. Lloseamb. Curtis B. Gra- ham. and Frank Lyons were put In nomi nation for delgatts. They were elected by a large majority. Xorfollc.fc Washington Steamboat Co. Delightful trips daily at 6:30 p. to. to Old Toiat Comfort, Newport Xews, Norfolk, and Virginia Beacli. Tor schedule. cc page 7. Aslr jonr drujrtrist for Krc'tol. lii cents each best fence pickets, l',t ineh square drcsed 4j, LiLbcy & Co. THE DISTRICT DBMOGRATS Two Delegations to Ee Sent to Kansas City. A Hrynn Uprising: Asainst the Xorri Faction Which. Controlled Yester day's Primaries Scrr Central Committee The Norrls Men Dispos ed (o Instruct for the .1ebrnl!nii. As tho natural and expected result ef the Democratic primaries yesterday, two conventions of District Democrats will a semblo in the lty torsorreiv, and eaili will send a delegation of six to tho Na tional Convention at Kansas City. Whleft delegation will be admitted wffl tfeymd upon the National Convention lislt. ami with its decision in the premises will go the position of the National Committee man from the District. If the Nerrls del egation is seated Mr. Norrte hlmtolf will be the District representative on the Deat oeratic National Committee. If the con testing delegation Is preferred some oao of Mr. Norris' opponents will take tho place he now occupies. The Norris convention will consist of iho following delegates, who are deolared Uy the Norris Central Committee to have Boon, eleeted yesterday: Fiwt W4TMt Victor Bejmr, Arractead ttlflfeev, J. T. lhfimrp. teon4-Dr. Hwry-DrK, Mi & IftHry, W. ileK. navtn. - Tfaitii-Jcba M-ihtr, JelM J. ItwiMt, JWw JV IVmtb .Tfcn JIcKfBSJ, Jtc;4t IT. BHdlqr, Charts D. Ilfrod. FiW Tfrtinu-. T- 0'Cnw, Jes (TOmmM, John I). Oritegfcer. Mtb Joint W. Them& Omrs C RWfr, I'ai riIc Ky. Jr-eth JoJ.a A. Oetn, Jmimu 1 Ofba, JMn J. PnrMI. Kasbih William J. Drra Pmk VketMM, Traafc II. 1m. Mnrb-Zob V. ttarrfe, D. W-fecr UmiiiT, Frank s. U-. Tiit- fc-irW A. $nmjr, Hnry A. Mvfe. Rudo.'im T. rWtziMBB. Kferrnrl. min A. Set, Harry C. ttilhsm T. Wfcttea. Twelfth-.ttwter D. SeaafcM, . r Tlurimnh i. Fie Zttttj, MUrry J. tna. Wil'iaM W. ; Fct.rt'rMit-Ktaa I. M4)ofc, Patrick at. 9k tw. J- Iji J. Xos9cyT. ar. KWIttb Jiiks Warden MfelMH J. yHCmAf, Aftdkew K. Itenct. SstBttt-Joim A. Chekr, Joka a Witfajfttfl, fmrd F. Mngbfis. SrTntMh-Jarko Vtm 3(MrK WtaffMiaTf. Ttinma- K lit trim. Eichtnh-Aetirnr J. State. JfcaUai MM9, N;wunrfh- I. ;.a A. BuMbiaaw. .Ill Hint .f. Tt-iVh. W'!iiu Wordrs. Ti.ri,rth- Kdwatd bjratk, Itaaa H. CMM, JilnK. Wb.S. Twcm v tint V.iffiMB H. JJoy. WIMw I". Han. William H. fttaapfccit TVBtf xrart-Jafca It. Millwr, dawks r. 91 lon, Htnurd A. Jariloamvif. The Bryan CenvestleB will a,eJMhit of tin following delegates, wlw waro ta Uiyan raadhkues nt to varfes utailf y terday: F-rM tritt-Vieter B-r, Avnwtea WU&mb, J T pTajTtirurr. -.ad-M. Y. StaNfVM. W. K. ciyivn.T iam P. ItotmeaA r. Thiid-Jobn bullir,..Cri tfaaaav Mm (OHM lev. KotirtV-Jc X. ituom, Jimmm Cttm (taauje T. lli?t.. Kift-lr-JatnM Chart. B. I. Feasor DHk 0Hrie. Sstfc -W ilJww If. C. Bay?- & PHtmf Mill -s.f. CHarle itvfwvto. -Mrrmlh-Or. L. Piatt Ijarhett, Sft H C lrat, Z. V. V. Kit. Kt?ttlt-A. U. Sehkstttifte, Wfaa A. jjcbn. A. IV Fotd. Ximii Hhkoa It. Hawkhv Cfcwlc C. (?, Oorge K. AdUir. Tenth -Mosr i'-Mrk. WilQaaa J. Hettr. SfakM Moitarf. Kliah-William .fettary, Mm T. sMft, (iMH-tr tt-rfduarja. TwrlMh P. F. O'Oaaaor, ataaty i;lase. Thirteenth.) km IfanHwuiiay Hr. -k . V. son. Irr. X. HI Vrlnt Kmartrnrtb-J. X. Im, P. J. laatiy, J. ' 'PMeraoVltofcert Ja?oa, JIm StHaaaW '-. (leprae Dutrow. .MXeeth-l tarT Stager, Juan 3Na WWawa sYeaenrti Dotaiale StoMVaa Ja T. Srafrf ThoHKM itoltkn. EiShteMWl Awhtw J. Aatni JtaaMa W, Richard llraa. Niarteeath-Thowa Rya R. it MMa A J. Twentieth-!. Eoward MitckcH; Saal cr, M. J. llrowa. Twenty-tew- V C. Ltwr, WSBaaa W. ftsBaar, Dr. .1. .1. r4attery. - v Tweutr-cwoml Aaw JtSfiVr, Saaaajf' fc. sUrcltkr, boai .chasm. The primary eleetteas taak atac immt night, one er feeing nWowed fr tfca yat ing. Aeeardlag to taa leturaa jMHtlMfemil by the Norris Central CemMiUa tW re sults were as follows: Noart Au-',5rr?- Dt3te. IMrsat'. Fint m .Vraa - fg Third -.. m Hi Kaattft -. H M FiHk Sixth SI a) Sewnt m Kfchtlw - d Xiath 11 Th 43' K KWenth 3" .Twelfth ! Tntrteah Foottteath SW ? IHteeatK Ml Sixteenth 4 " Peventreath JnH Wl Kfchlcntk S7 Xtcttth .t Twentieth J " Twewtr-ar-t " Twenty-JeecBd PLANS OF THE NORBIS PEOPLE. Victorious on Paper. But Very Anx ious, Indeed. James L. Norris and tho wheel kanttT of his faction In the Demooratfe eenlaat were all disposed to jubilation aad effer vescence this morning over the raan'6 af. the-elections at the primaries lntt night. Mr. Norris offices at the corner f Plfilii and F Streets were the scene of Hhwy handshakings and much rat lie r aotey crowing. It was Impossible to avoW Iho fact, however, that there wsfs a Ky in hn ointment ot their contontment. Tlw threatened antl-Norris delegation to t&! National Convention loomed up bis b " the quiet conversations that ocearred aft er the crowing. It could be seen thai tho Norris people now expect swell a seeawl delegation to go to the National Cot tion, a delegation claiming to be the ajf.1 delegation. And more than this I raaal be seen with halt an eye thttt the? JSarrl-t people have grave fears that mteh a aeeowl set of delegates would be the one aHawl their seats by the convention. Thus . the morning after an overwhelming victo ry, on paper, and while everywhere tkarA1 U the ready laugh and the MfC ejHlwsiaai. lurking under the laugh and the emhaal asm there is a fear to nurse In tft heart of every Norris man who knews what Is going on. Mr. Norris is uncommunleauTO today at to the future plans of his people, or Jtntfr he is communicative of everytklas eet facts. "We have made-o plans as y.' he said this afternoon. "W are wt ready to make plans. We are ioo hoaay aver u lxtl hpear-hcad fence nnliiiKH, 1 - ct cacu a'vsjjs .a"l first -i Cih ". 1 are.