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5?-sr. ir3. LevLiti? -v ir. ?TW Ii'jl.V ."tiCi vm-nt. 1 1Kf5sE S JaEC vs SiW"fl "3' - TA' " "-sjH mmtwy- - The Weather Today. J) 09 Mft was tfia TIMES' clrcu LLl,m lationfor lasrwssk. y I arfte Partly cloudy; decidedly cooler tonijjht; southerly to westerly vwinds. "flw STAB'S nlrmilatiiiT -m ftll The STAR'S clreulatioj Jll ftJ9 for last wesk was . . . 1fffUiu V WASHINGTON. D. C, THUTtSDAY, NOVEMBER 19. 1896-SIGH T PAGES. VOL. -in. NO. 977. ONE CENT. VJ TQ FROWN DOWN CONTESTS Congressional Committee Is Oppose 1 lo Ttem. THEY AllE COSTLY' AFFAIRS Mucli'MoiicT Is Spent and Bad IIlooil Creatcil Xou Departure This Time Half u Dozen .Notices Al ready In May Help the Pansago of a House Hill. The Republican Congressional committee has determined to permit lut a minimum or COIllests for stats ill tilt tiei t House. Contests cost money uml create bad UokI 'lliej .lie or no sc rt ice lo the part In power, especially when lli.it party lias tin assured working ma:onij, as will Le Hit" case with the Republicans in tin Firi-tirtli Congiess. 1 hecciniuuitceii is reccit id official notice of sit. or seten pending contests 1" cadi instance Hie claimant asks the opinion of the committee on Lis cose Hie Intimation Is comet til that ir Hie offidols consult r tli.it lie lias no Just ground Tor contest he tttll withdraw diid net embarrass tlie mo Jont in .uiv ny All those who hate giten notice of contemi laud tiiilrsts are Republicans who bate bten difioiec by Democrats or Populist-., and allege Iraud in eoiinetflon with tlnir lailure to secure the ccrlifitate of election. SOME or THE CASES. Two or the coses are from New Orleans In these the claims for contest ure Lastd on tcrj pectili ir grouuds, which the com nuttee refuses to make public at present 'llieir iiniipiene-ss mo lead to a latorablc consideration later. Another strong ease comes from Kansas and lias is puzzling the officials now liere. jii onuc i .toitu e-nrolina at first Kate notice of contest, lut lias since decided to ulundon it The suppcitlon is that lie urefers to take his chances of obtaining an .ippomtite ornce 'mis same puiie nuij be followed b a number ot omers Tlie contest of Mr Patterson against Mr Cannatk, from the ileiniihis d.stritt, win lnl lie one oter which the committee can exert any influencns bolhare Democrots, difieTing onlt in their financial news Mr Patterson it ill, however, expect to bate tlie assistance ot the Republican, because he is an adtocate of sound money and could be lelied upon to r.sust that party In the House as against any utieinptcd free coinage legislation TIictc will not lie a forma! meeting of the Iteptilillciu Congressional committee until rhortlj before the assembling of Congress and i no mailer tviu eien uc taken up and considered in all its features It is knottn th.it tlie members of tlie Auniiuittee now in Washington are opjjoed to all contests that are not based upon the most glaring frauds and sell-t Ident justice The com mittee will this t ear assume more of a censorship in regard to contests than has been the custom heretofore, and those which do nut meet with official indorsement ttill retell e but little favor in the House ARE COSTLY AFFAIRS. Contests are costly-affair and the money i.pendeJ thereror ccmes from the pockets of the toxpaers Each ccntestant is ul lowed ?2,00o for lawjer's fees and in CHlent.il exiK'iises Besides this, ne ttastts more than 52,000 w rth of time, that could be utilized bj members in trans acting public business bj detracting their slleuiiou to hear him urge lusclairas to u e.iU The Republican party has lieen setcrcl cnlui7t'd for tlie action of the maj&rlt In the present House- iu many contests were authorized and encouraged that the Eiipoinlment of three election committees was rendered necessary, biiug without a precedent in Congrissional liistorj Tluil-one cimtests ttere instituted and iii.ui of them hate not t been deter mined f-ctcral of tin in tt ere based on smli flimsy pretexts th.ittlie majority of the coieirittee to w lilcli Uiey were nssi.gned found it impossible 10 consistent! Fi-pport tliem Hut at the sainetlme these cases cost just a mucli as those it htch tteiej'is'.ified by the facts It is to cbtiate this criticism uml iniiistice Unit the Congressitnal com mittee it ill refuse to countenance con tests exci pt tthere tlure appears to be the ter liest reasons for so dtung. A NEW METHOD There is .'tlreadt mu h discussion ami ng members as to the adtlsablllty of parsing the bill now on tlie calendar which takes the whole matter of contests from Con gress and leaics the settlement of such dis putes (o courts of law. This proposition Is dai! becoming more populir and it U regarded as less expensive and more fair to all tlie turtles, iutereslnl than the pres ent method of a long and cosllj contest before the House. It Is held that the court located where the cause of action arises would he In a position to take cognizance of tlie necessarj proceedings with but little trouble and ex pense AH the witnesses would be con icuient and the case could be prompU taken up and specdilj brought to a con clusion. A notice of contest would serve as an in Junction against tlie issuance of an election certificate and none would be giten until the projier coart reached a decision a to which pirty was entitled to recelte It. Tins would at the same time obviate the neecssit for two special election commit tees .indicate but coiiiparatittly little work for the regular commutcc to perform. The opinion is also'gaining that this is bv all odds tlio most equitable manner of de termining contests. JUDGE CHANiED BALLOTS. Election Officials in Chicago Punished for Irregularities. Chicago, Nov. 18. Thomas Morrisscy, n judge of election in the Klctenth precinct nl the last election, was today bound over to the criminal court in bonds of $2,000, upon the charge of changing ballots, and irassc-ienccdto twenty days in the county j-iil for contempt of court in being drunk. tV. r. Dick, another election judge, was git en ten days in jail ror contempt of court ond for misliebatior in the polling place. Louis J. Framin, Theodore Iiutterfielil, and Samuel Caffleld, were dischaiged with lectures. Decision was reserted in tlie cases against tlie Judges and clerks of the clxtli precinct. IN LABOR'S INTEREST. Itailttny lirotlieruood'n Officials to nold a Meeting This 'Week. 1'eorla, III, Nov. 18. The executive officers of the Hallway Brother! o-Hls of the country are to hold an imi ortant meeting in Chicago on Friday, Not em ber 20, and F. I". Sarpent of tlie firemen, 1'. 11. Morriscy ot the trainmen and W. B. Powell of the telegraphers will all be in attendance from this city. It is exrectcd that eviry brotherhood will be represented. . At this meeting the executives will de termine whdt measures they want to rush before the coming session of Congress, and determine the best waj in which to do it. . . . Cruiser Philadelphia Ont of Dock. Vellejo. Cnl, Nov- 18 The flagship Philadelphia cjme out of the city dock yesterday morning. The ammunition, will be taken on board ot once. The ship is expected to leave for San Francisco to day, where a few da s will be spent, after v, hicli the cruiser will proceed southward. Flooring, $1.50 for 100 Feet. . Klln-dricd heart, one width, one length. J. Llbbeyi Co., 6th St. andN. JT.ave. HIS HOLLAR WAS QUE3R. Ilenry Walker Tried to I'nss It and Was Arrested. nenry Walker, alias Josepi. Uodgers, it as t.icu in o custody last, night by l)etectite Ilartignu and locked up at the New Jersey" atenue station charged as 'suspicious." It is nlleged that Walker, or Uodgers as he arterward called himself, attimpted to pass a counterfeit dollar on the pro prietor or a dining room at No 349 Penn slvania ntenue. Detttlitc Ilartigan hap pened to be in tlie place when the oung man and a companion offered the money in pauient for a lunch. The officer saw when Hie com wasplaccd on tlie counter that it was spurious He questioned Walker concerning It, and the joung man is said to hate replied that lie did not know if tlie piece was counterfeit, and that he did not care. Mr. Hartigan then displ.ijcd his badge and placed the bo under arrest. Walker ttill hate u chunce lo explain In lolice com c. this morning. KNIGHTnTsGUSTSILYER Uudecidsd Whether to nsert Plank in the Preamble. Heretofore General Assemblies Hate Mmply Indorsed Free Sllier. Roehtster.N. T.,Nov. IS TI e delegates to the general assembly of the Knights or I.alir gave up the momiug session to a discussion of the recommendations em bodied in the reports of the general offi cers and the con uitttee on the st ite of the order. No action was taken. The question of inVerlingin the preamble a free sitter pi. ink, as recon.itx nihil in the report of ciener.il Master Workman Soter eign, Is tlie most serious question tliat the assembl has et to settle. fc:mc 1880 the general assemblies hate simply indorsed tree silter and it has cetcr been made a part or the preamble Thequestion was discussed tit gp at length toda, each delegate taking p.ut in the debate. No action was taken. The question of establishing a degree in he crdcr known a Minute Men lias alsj discussed. Tlie, convention will not, cdjouin till tomorrow night ine Mlver question v..,. .iain taken up 0 the knights, during thu alteruoon, but no decision was remind. The committee on the state of the order pres! ieti the roilottiiig resolution, wliith will be ncttd on tomorro.v: "TLat In the opinion or this liencral As sembl, while n,i.iiei.ir iclorni is lull provided for in He sKteenth and set en teenth planks of the, preamble, the free coinage of gold and silter at a late of 16 to 1, regardless of the action of any other nation, is important, looking toward the ultimate suceei-s if! lie stsieiu we oesire, and we therefore indorse the agitation for and supp rt of free coinage as a means to the end we siek" This called for a long debate. A request to be allowed to speak today was made U a memoi-r ot the Mate Wo man's 8 ufrrage Asscci.ttion, now in o. sslon in this city, but as It is necessary for the Knights tohatc,notice of tn tut-rour hours In which tochange a da 's -program it was refused. The woman's surfrage society tlen sent an Imitation to the Knights to attend one or Heir meetings, at which Harriet A. Keser will speak on "Triumph of Industrialism." The intitation will be accepted. A resolution Is now pending preventing dual organizations from enu ring the Knights of Labor. No organization will be liermitted to hold a charter in the Knights of Labor that hi.lds a charter in any open trade union. In his report tendered a few das ago, Secrctir -Treasurer naves recommended that the general executive board be in structed, as a legisjattte committee, to urge that instead or a prohibltor larifr on gl iss, the tarirr be transferrin to the immi grant glass, worker, vj that tli" ludustry be retained In the control of the natlte workmen and the rurcign' workers kipt out. A resolution to this effect was pissed. BODY IN THE WAGON. Prominent Planter of Texas .Murdered Deputy Sheriff Wounded. Dallas, Tec., Nov. 18. Dallas is in a turmoil of excitement I. A. Patrick, a prominent cotton planter and farmer of Lino.ister. Dallas county, ten miles from this tit , was murdered last night. Tele grams were sent here to Sheriff Cabell and he has gone to Lancaster with a large posse. No killing in tlie county could arouse more intense fedlng than that of Mr. Patrick. Tlie only news receited in Dal las is tiiat Patrick went from Lancaster to llnstol esterda.t and was seen return ing last night with two men in his wagon. Robbery is reg.irded as the motive for tlie murder, as l'atrick is known to have sold a large quantity of cotton esterday. The body was found In a wagon one mile from Lancaster. News reached the city at 1 p. in. that a sheriff's posse late last night had a fight with the supposed assassins in the Jungle, eight miles from Lancaster. Dcput Sher iff Ledbetter was shot through the right shoulder near the breast. Constable Pea cock was jsl.ot through the right thigh. It is belict ed Ledbetter is fatally wounded. NEKDS OF KUltAI., SCHOOLS. Committee of Prominent Educators Will Consider Thin Subject. Chicago, HI., Nov. 18. A committee of twelve prominent educators, appointed by the National Council ot Education at its last session, to detise methods for the improtcment of the rural schools, met at Hie Auditorium Hotel today. Tlie commit tee will remain In session until Satur day and consider all phases ot the sub ject and suggestions. Tlie chairman ot the committee is Henry Sabm, Des Moines, and the other members are: B. A. Hinsdale, Ann Arbor; D. L. Kiehle, Minneapolis; W. T. Harris, W ish ington, D. C; A. B. Folland, Jersey City; C. C. Rounds, New York; J. H. Phillips, Birmingham, Ala,; S. T. Black, Sacramento; W. S. Huttou, Houston, Texas; C. R. Skin ner, Albany, N. 1.; L. B. Evans, Augusta, Ua.; L. E. Woire, Kansas City, Mo. STOLE lO PAY BOAI1D BILL. George Felharu Arrested for Helping Himself to Diamond Rings. Baltimore, Nov. 18. George W. Pelliam, alias Frank Wilson, was committed to Jad Tor court today charged with robbing Jeweler August E. Oroneburg, No. 1010 East Bilttmore street. Felhain visited Groneburg's store last Saturday and asked to lie Ehowu som e diamond rings. While the proprietor's back was turned he departed with three of the rings When he reached the outer door the tliier slipped a wedge under the latch, thus locking the door, and quietly walked away. When the excited proprietor got out the back way the thief had disappeared. Pelliam was arrcstecLUjday while tiding to sell one of the rings He savs he is from New York, and, being ootof work, needed money with which to pay hisoverdiie board bill. " " " Netv SontTiern"EnterpriM'. Charleston, B.C., Nov.8, TheCharleston Importing and Exporting Company was organized today with a capital stock paid In of $100,000. H. F. Bcejncr, was elected president; C. E. Rodgers, treasurer, and T. J. Tobias, secretary. So. 3 Shelving, $3 Per 100 Feet, 12 Inches wide. Dressed. Frank LlbbeyJb Co., 6th st, and N. Y. ave. LOST 01 TE5li COAST British Steamer Memphis Wrecked With Loss of Life. TEN OF THE CHEW DROWNED She Hit u Hock In Dunlongh Bay Lifeboats Were Shattered After Being Lowered Sailors Ybo Henchcd the Hocks Washed Off by the Wuves. London. Nov. 18. The British steamer Memphis. Capt. Williams, which sailed fiom Montreal Not ember 1 for Bristol, was wrecked in Dunlouiililin, mar Mizeu Head, on the south coast qt Ireland, last-) night and ten of those on board of her lost their lives. The Memphis struck at 10 o'clock last night during tlie pretalence ot a dense fog. At the time of the accident tlie steamer was proectdiug qautiou'l, blonlng her wlustlu continuously and kei ping n sharp lookout Tor lue .tlueii Hcati ana l,iow Head lights, which the thickness or the weather prevented her from making out. As soon as she struck the rocks the vessel began to fill and rockets were im mediately fired Tor the purpose of sum moning assistance from tlie shore. Three of the ship's boats were quickly lowered, but one of them was shattered b being dashed against the side ot the steamer, and two of'thc occupants were drowned WASHED FROM THE ROCKS. Theotherssucceededin reaching the rocks along the shore, but rive of the occupants were washed 'away and drowned, their companions being unaWe to render them the slightest assistance Those of the crew who had taken to tlie rigging sc on niter the steamer struck experienced an awful night They were ctnstantl drenched by the heavy teas which washed over them and some of them, after a hard light for their lives, dropped from their places and were carried away. Therocketsscntup b thesteamer'screw were seen by the coast guard, butthclntter were unalile to communicate witli the ship wrecked men until otter da break, when all who remained in the,-rigging were taken off by means of a line convejed to the steamer by the rocket apparatus of the life savers. VESSEL A TOTAL LOSS. The rescued persons immediatcl upon reaching the shore were taken to various farm houses in the vicinity w here they were klndl cared for by the inmates. Many ot them were almost naked, but were supplied with sufficient, clothing to enable them to proceed to Crook Haten, at which place most or them are now. The steamer Is a total wreck, and much or her cargo is being washed ashore. The coast guard are engaged in the work of balvage. All of the survitorspay a high tribute to Capt. Williams for his efforts to secure the safety of those on board the vessel. The Memphis was 3,191 tons register, 345 feet long, 41 feet beam and 26 feet depth of hold. She was built at Belfast,-" Ireland, 1890, and was owned by the African Steamship Company, of London. WORK OF GOSPEL MISSIONS. Convention of National tlnion In Session at Chicago. Chicago, Nov. 18. The annual conven tion of the National OosikjI Mission Union began today at the First Congregational Church and will continue for three days. President W. L. Bruen ot Washington, D. C, told of the success with .which the mission Is meeting in Washington, and" said that tlie work was steadily increasing the membership of the churches In thatcity, and he thought It would not be long be fore the mission would lie a prominentfac tor in a Christianizing influence. Bev. E. P. Goodwin, D. D., pastor of the First Congregational Church, made an ad dress ot welcome. Mrs. Mathilda E .Klincorthe W. C.T. U: told of the work of that organization among drunkards. Philip W. Ayres ot the Civic Federa tion outlined the work of that body. Urs. S. G. Hammond ot the United States Churrli Armv, nttsbnrg. Pa., ami Miss Harriet Taylor, international secretary ot the Y. W. C. A., also made addresses: Robert A. Reed addressed the noonilay, meeting, which was held at Wiilard Hall., At tne. afternoon session addresses were made by 'C. M. Stocker, Christian Union Mission, Minneapolis, Minn.: Charles E. V. Elliott, Eescue Mission, Memphis, Tcnn ; B. J. Titus, "Y" Mission, New Brunswick. N. J., and Brigadier General Edward" Fielding. Weather Sttip3, Xi Cents per foot; either felt or rubber. Frank Lib-be y& Co., 6 th street and New York ave. WHICH ONE WILL, HE LUNCH PRACTICE IS SECRET. reunsylvnnln nnd Harvard Prepar ing for Their Battle Saturday. Delaware Water Gap. Pa... Notv 18. The Enitersit of Peilnsltauia football tenia is located amongne-mountain here for a few ilats in onlfr to rest and K-e. secret signal prattles before the'gaine with Hnft.ird on Snturda ncr. Little work was done toda, hotteter, the men menly Indulging In hill UlnibMg to perfect their wind. They will leate heie on Triday atli rnnon foi l'ntlaih.'lplil.i, and are confident jif whippiug'IIarvnrd with ease. The men are all in evi-elle-nt condition and are fit to right lor llieir Ittps.. There are tivcn:j-tlir.-e iiiejiuljcrs of the gqnad here in all. Boston, Nov. 18. The; Jong, hard season of football prac tlcc on bol'tHers' Field dosed this afternoon, and rfroui now until the l'cnnsK.inia game on Saturday 'be Har vard squad will take, ft rest. The practice today, which again was secret, was ter long, hut on tlie whole quite encouraging- Capt. Wrlghtington and "Beef" Wheeler were in the line-up und Cabot plined for a short time. Duniop.ln street clothes, watched the practice from theide lines. Hii kneef Is still weak and it'll! materially affect Iris play In Satur dav's game. Tomorrow tlie mcntwill simply run through the signals, and at 6 o'clock will leave Iloiton over tlie Fall River Line for Philadelphia, where they will arrive Fri day forenoon. Thejr headquarters will be at the Stenton House. MAHER LOOKS HIGH. Will Chullenge Winner of Corbott "Fitzainmions jFiglit. Pittsburg, Ph., Nov. 18. John J. Qulnn, manager for Peter Maher, arrived in Pitts burg from New York today. He said that there was no truth In the report that he would not manage the Irishman, lie staled that "Buck" Coimolly would ait as Maher' backer and that he, Quinu, would manage Peter's fighting affairs for the present, at least. It was reported tli.il Maher would him self draw his share of the rectipts he was to receive from his fight with Choynski. Qulnn said that Connolly and himself liad drawn the money and placed It in the safe at the Stnrtct ant House.' The money was afterwards divided, Maher receiv ing 51,000 for his share, and Connolly and Qulnn a a'milai amount to be divided between them. Choynski and "Parson" Unties received $1,100 each as their. share of the receipts. The expenses if all the parties concerned were paid tut of the money received- $ Qulnn said that Mahcr's next fight would be with Stete O'Donncll on Christ mas afternoon at Warren Lewis" Creater New Yorklubhousc, Coney Is! mil Afaher will rest for awhile, but will lie prepired lo challenge the winner of the Corbett Fitzsiuiinons fight for the cliampio isliip. AWARDS IN THE DERBY. Fon Hunters Association Judges Make Knottn Their Decision. Bardstown, Ky Nov.. 18. The second day of tlie National Fox Hunters' Associa tion meet began early tills morning and there was a. lively cJkisc after two loxcs to settle the derby,whieu began yesterday. The first fox was,.run, JUs hole, and the Fecund was chased .to pie river, but was lost, as It became too, dry to trail Mm. Jesse Spencer's ' 'Prouty,' 'Walker Brothers' "Rock" and Col. Trigg's "Longfellow" distinguished thcmselvcsiitoday. Three dogs,"BrickD'andyi' and "Bujiti," owned by the Strodes Valley Kennel Club, and "Colonel," owned byW. F. Sturgeon, of West Virginia, tliasedd fox for twjnt four hours. ; The Judges niade'n,words tonight in (he derby as follows: -. First prize Mr. Bpeticer's "Prouty." Second prize Mr. Walker's "Rock." Third prize Mr. "Trigg's "Longrell n" Mr. llngan's "FlashJJ and Mr. Walker's "Moll" and-"Reese" received honorable mention. HIS WIIEHL.sJGIPPED. 1 j White II o us TTsUer -Dlgges Injured by thejfall. Mr. Walter Digges. "due ot tlie ushers at the White House, was seriously Injured by being thrown from his bicycle opposite the Church or the" Epiphany on G street yesterday arternoon aqout 1 o'clock. Mr. Digges was on his jvay to the White House when the biccfe.. slipped mar the north pavement, and threw him violently against the curbstones. Although not rendered unconscious, by the fall he was unable to move, having sustained a paralyz inliijury to the ricfit WP. - He "was rcmoverl- to -thev pavement Jtiy souitroi uivcrowa mat soon asscmuicci.unci was'seiit to his hori jn.p. carriage. ' Ohio TPoatottlcc Hobbed. Yonpgstown, OhttCNoy, 18. -Sub-station JNo'.'S.of the Youngstowh Fostoffice, which Is locatedin the'western part of the city, was broken into at an early hoar this morn ing, and the safe. In ,which were kept money, stamps, and valuable papers, rifled ot Its contents, Loss.boat $122. CN? LIKES LOSTiTHE STORM Great Suffering: in the Moun tains of Washington. INSANE FROM SUFFERING Pi ospei tors Hnvo Harrowing Ex H.Tlent o Lashed to Trees Trains Miott botmdund Supply of Food liiiuiiliig Miort Tracks and Bridges Washed Away. 1 Seattle, Wash , Nov. 18. Residents of Seattle and ticlnit, who by reu6on of the Hoods and suotv hat e been lirtually prison ers in lliofas'ne.si of the Cascade mount uins since Friday last, are coming in, some on gnu el trains, some afoot and others by boat. They tell harrowing tales of suffering, detastntlon and destruction. Tlie situation as described in these dis patches, from dn to day has not been ex. aggerntol in the least, ir indeed the rury nnd fierceness of the storm his been full portr.ited. Tin re ha been human suffer ing and no doubt many miners and pros pectors in the Cascades hate been either droit ntd or hate met death from snow slides. l'i ur prospet tors, headed by Joseph IchclHiu, opt rating a claim on the hno qiiulinle Pass, arrittd this afternoon. One nf the men is a ratirg maniac :. reason of the suffering and hardships endured In their effort to get out of the mount ilns Saturday niglt, to pretent beiug swept down the mountains by snowslides, they lashed thcinbeltcs to trees, where they le iiialned in the drenching rain foriv or eigLl hours Meanwhile great boulders of earth and tin ge sections of snow kept sliding down Into the Clintons and gulches In-low. Trees were, ti.rn up by the roots and car ried away bj the avalanche, and the ncise was indescribably horrifying. TRAMPED THROUGH SNOW. At da break on Sunday the pro-p'-ctors toieatva the lashings and began their pcnl ousjourne out of the mountains. They fol lowed Hold Creek to LakeKcecbsler, tramp ing through snow four and fue feet deep, cros-sing snfnll streams on logs, finally finding tin Ir way to the point whcie the Nortlii rn Pacllic crosses the Cascade, and thence they pneeeded down the railroad track to this city. Tw o Seattle business men were caught at Index Thursday. The were three d.is walking thirty-tit e miles lo Snoho mish, crossing small streams by mean's or driftwood, and the large ones In row belts. They report that the Great North ern westbound oierl.ind passenger train, with fort-one passengers, due here last Frida morning, is stalled between Wellington and Madison owing to great washouts on both sides. When last heard from twelve first class passengers on Hie train w ere being supplied tt.ith hair rations from the dining car, wlule Hit day coach and second class passengeis, including twenty-four Chinese, managed lo procure scant food supplies from Wellington. The gentlemen giving this Information say that there are ten washouts on the Great Northern between Index and Sultan, a distance ot fourteen miles; that on the upper falls of the Skhoiiiish Uiter two bridges are gone, together with 1,200 rcet of track. FARMS RUINED. Whcii'the flood was at Its height the Great Northern line between Monroe and Skhoniish, a distance of set en miles, was inundated to a depth of from sK o lifleen rcet. Toda's adtices, however, are to tlie effect that the waters of all riters have rt ceded except at Snohomish. In the flats and bottoms water cote red thousands of acres of rich farm land, leav ing nothing but wreck and ruin behind. The Great Northern is making no attempt to run trains, save on the coast line north to Stanwood. Large forces of men are now at work on the coast and main line, but there is little prospect of early re sumption of traffic. On Sunday night, three minutes alter me northern raciric passenger train from Portland had passed Amslee, half a mile of track and roadbed near that place lld into tlie Cowlitz River. The Eastern mails due here Saturday nnd Sunday were received today, but there lias been none from San Francisco and the South since last Friday night. The" Nortlicfn Pacific, by transferring. Is now running oterlnnd trains east from Tacomn, and Is also making steamer connections from this city to Tortland. On Charge of Embezzlement. Aloysius J. Langley, a painter, living at No. 134. North Carolina avenue southeast, was arrested and locked up at the Fifth precinct station honse last- night on the charge ot embezzlement. The complain ant itUhe case is Adolph Gassman, a baker at thecorner of Eighth and M streets north west, who has accused Langley pt de frauding him ot $26.06. The case will be heard this mornlngln the police court. FEW CALLERS AT CANTON- President-Eleet injoyed Qn let est Iay Since Campaign Opened. Canton. Ohio, Not-. 18.-Not -since his nomination for tlie Presidency by the St. Louis convention lias MaJ. McKinley had as much tinu th it he could can his own as he had today. There were but few icallcrs and they occupied only a small por tion of his attention. Eten the letter carrier seemed disposed to afford relief to the President-elect and tlie great iuas ot correspondence tnat has been dally delivered at tlie McKinley resi dence was todiy reduced to not more than u couple of hundred letters. In the afternoon the frcsldent-elect and -Mrs. McKlnlev drove to the home ot the latter's aunt, Mrs. Maria Faxton, In West Canton. They returned just before sun down feeling incHi refreshed. Mrs Mc Kinley Is rapidly regaining her health anil appears to be much stronger than at any tiimTduriiig the past two months. IRON CLAD GAR t'ORtfEYLER Spanish General Will Return and Await Cooler Weather. Muceo Said to He Preparing to At- tut k the Trotha Hebel l'on es Mussing. Key West, ri.i., Nov. 18. Adtices re ceited in II, i. in. i from Artemisa 'ester eiay state that Wejlcr was expected to arrite at Caajalinr or Lomas Itubl to dat. A parlor car, plated wlUi ircn, is uWultlng him at Artemisa. The Insurgents are reported in force near Cieiiegn, the leading military aithorl ties being in comma ml. Oen. An las bclletcs the time has not gl arriveil for large operations and that it is necessiry to tv.dt foe cooler wvather to improte tlie sanitary conditions. It w belieted cler nas me same ciiiiiiou and has announced his intention to return to Havana. The Insurgent leaders Terlfco Diaz and Perico Delgado are reiiorted hard pressed by Spaniards. The have asked Macro to assist them with reinforce ments, hut they were told It was impossible to do an thing for them and that tiie must do tlie best they could. It Is thought that Maceo will attack the trotha It is reiKirted that Weyler will return to Hat ana inside or three or four tlas. VALUABLE rArcR FOUND. Establishes Title to Oter Seven Million Acres of Land. Chilhcothc, Ohio. Nov. 18. An old deed. bearing date of May 1, 1T67, has been found among the records lie re. establish ing title to 7,00(1,000 acres of land in the Northwest, on which St. Paul, .Minne apolis and oilier smaller towns are located. The land was originally granted to Jonathan Carter by the Nawdawissie Indians, but his heirs. C. B. Holiawa and O. U. Uunn, could netcr establish Uieir claim because tlie deed was lost. This claim was hunted Icr 100 years and was finally found here. HIS PArEit HELD UP. Senator Butler's Plant in the Hands of the Sheriff. Raleigh, N. C. Nov. 18. Senator Marion Butler's piper, the Caucasian, docs not appear today.ns the office isin thesherifr's hands. The property is let led on under an execution for judgment of Sl&l for paper supplied- Several printers also obtained judgments today. Senator Butler, whoisiii Sampson county. was today notified by mail of tlie trouble. The paper is claimed to have 4,800 paid- up subscribers, and it Is asserted it will appear this week. TOM WAT.S.OX FOR COUNSEL. He Is Defending thi Murderers of a s,hcriff. Savannah, Ga , Nov. 18. The trial of the Zciidcr bots. s,ui ami Come, for the murder of She-iff Brookerof Scret en county, began at Stltama today. A Jur was se.clirei without difficulty. The Sialolul reduced lialfa dozen witnesses who testified to teeing the Z iclers hoot Brtxiker with rules at Goloid Churcli on Sunday, Octotier 13, 1895. They shot him in the bai k as he was walking away, without warning, and arter he had fallen fired again into Ins body. There was no alcrt pauey in the stories of half .1 dozen witnesses, and the State rested its t.ise. Tlie defense will open up tomorrow. Hon. 1 homos E. Watsouis leading couustl ror the Zciglers. '.lO.OOO FOR AN ARM. Chicago Cattleman Sue; Fltclibnrg Railroad for This Amount. Boston, Nov. 18. In theUnited States circuit court toda. before Judge Aldnch and a jury, was begun the trial of the $20,000 otlion brought by Itoswell C. Nichols or Chicago, against the Fltchburg Railroad Company. The plaintiff, a cattleman, on May 6, 1890, while being transported with some cattle oier the defendant rallrcad, was struck by a water pipe as the tram passed through Baldwiiistiilc. The am putation of Ids right hand was the result. He claims'lii injuries were caused by negligence of the defendant In the.pera tlon and use of this water pipe, and in negligently permitting it to extend so near lo the tracks, altng which trams had topass Thodciendantdcnicsliability. The trial is not finished. ST. JOHN SATISFIED. S. A. I.. Provident Pleased With the Big Deal. Norfolk, Va , Nov. 18. President notr man and Alee President St. John ot tlie Seaboard Air Line It ft this afternoon for the South on a special train. Mr. St. John expressed himself as highly gratified at the outcome of the deal. There will be no chance In the policy ot the Seaboard or Bay Line. The Baltimore, Chesapeoki nndRichmond Steamboat Company prolmblv, in antici pation ot a continuance of the rate war and consequent Increase in the tolume ot business, has ordered a new passenger steamer. Ex-Senator Martin as Receiver. Topeki. Kan.. Nov. IS. District Judge Steyers, at Osk.doosa, today appointed ex Senator John .Mnrtln to lie receiver of the Atchison, Topeki and Santa Fe Railroad, vice Charles F. Johnson, who refused to qualify. The attorney for the road will apply to United States Judge Foster for an order r straining Martin from tnttrfering with tne operation and management or the proiierty pending the hearing of the cae in the Fedcr.il ourt. DEATHS OF A UAY. Lexington, Va , Nov. 18,-Mr. Joseph K. While, a well known salesrpan or Lynch burg, died tills morning at the residence or hls.failier, near "Mtddlehrook, Augusta county. Howling -Green, Ky., Nov. 18. Hon. Eli II. Murray, ex-governor or Utah, died this ariernoon at tlie residence of ills foihtr-h.-law, E. P. Neale. He arrived here four weeks ago from Ids home. Sail Diego. Cal., a physical wreck, with no hope ot recovery. He was born In Kentucky and was for cars o member of the State ltgls lature. Ivy Instltuto Business College, 8th and K. None better. $25 a year, day ur night. Missies: Alexandrian Has Been Pcs'.tively Located. AFFIDAVITS ARE SECURED Sailor Who Saw Ulm Makes a De position Virginian Gave Him Let ters to His Fumlly, Hat the Guards Seized Them state Department Appealed To. Matt F Kcrn-y of Alexandria lies in a Spanish prison in Cuba. For months his fanlly have mourned him as dead His wife considered hersell a widow and ills file children thought tbemlves fatherless. Onlt Ids old mother bung on to hope In some Indirect way she was informed that he was a victim of the Spaniards' cruelty. Sic did everything In her powu to verif the rumors, etcu appealing tc the State Department. But she was un successful. Nothing could te learned ol liim. MAKES AFFIDAVIT. Yesterday morning The Times published the statemert that a sailor who had recently arrived In Norfolk reported that he had seen Kersey In a prison in Cuba. Upon seeing this notice Mr. William Hen derson, a reiatite of Kersey, hurried to Norfolk nnd lccaied the sailor. He proted to be S. M. Douglass. Upon the request of Mr- Henderson Douglas mode tie following statement: "Personally came and appeared beforo me, George F. Phillips, a notarv put II.-, practicing, dwelling in the city" of Nor folk, Va Mr. S. M. Douglass, who, beni duly sworn, deunses anilsajs that he w.n In Jebarra, Cuba, the 24lh tlay of April, 1896. In a hospital that he cannot at tl is time recall the name of he saw Mr Matt Kersey and conversed with him. He also gave turn, the said Douglass, three Ielti rs to deliver to his people in America, bur. the Spanish authorities took tl.c-iu from him, the said Douglass. "In witness whereof tlie said appearcr has arhxed his signature. This dune and swoin to before me this clay and car first above written. "GEO. F. PHILLIPS. "Notary public." WHAT HE SAW. Mr. Douglas stated that while sailing near Jetmrra on a merchant vessel to which he was attached, he had his hand badly mashed and wa taken ashore and to the hospital, where he saw Mr Kersey. He did not notice Mr Kere- un'il ineiatter called him. He attempted to con verse with lnm and learn why he was detained, but was in-evented from doing to by the Spanish guards. Mr. Douglass was given three letters for Mr Kersey's mother, wife and brother, which he was Torced to surrender to tLo guards bcrore Having the building. Alter securing tnis i. Herniation o,r Hen derson immediately returned home, and eslerday called on Secretary Oimy am acquainted that official with the facts lu the case, and was assured by the Secu lar that tlie matter would receive imme diate attention and a thorough Intestrra tion. Kersey sailed from) Balilmore NovemL. r 28, 1898, as chief engineer of the V g Mascot, which had been purchased by the Tnnidad Towing Company, and was de stined for the Island of Tnnidad. A short tirre afterward wonl was rctcited by lus foraily that the vessel had teen wricked and the entire crew drowned. Mr. Kersey was mourueil as dead bv his mother and his wire and rive children. Mrs. Kersey, the wire, who is in Phil c delphla with her five children, was yes terday advised that her husband was still alive. The Knights of Pythias, of which onkr he was a number, have appointed a com mittee to aid in securing Mr. Kersey's release. TWO NAMES SELECTED. Then the Georgia Democratic Con vention Became Deadlocked. Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 18. The State He.u cratic contention which met here ti.Lit lo noimmte four candidates for the supr-mc: court, selected two and then got into a deadlock Late tomcat tlie convention adjourned until tomorrow, when balloting will be resumed. Ten names were put in nomination. It was agreed that tke foJr receiving o ma jority of the totes In the convention should be tr-e nominees. On the first billot, Jes tice Samuel Lumpkin was renominated f.r his place, and W. A. Little, or Ctlmnbus, received 224 votes out of a pccsiMe 350. Judge George Cofcer received 139 Totf, Andrew Cobb, 124; Judge John L. Hop kins, 99: Judge W. H. Fl.li, 90; Judge S. W. Harris, SOI Judge B. B. Bower. 51; John P. Shannon. 7-; JudseJoet Branhim. 77; J. n. Martin, 74. Major Joseph, Ran ihl. of Augusta, was not pat In nom ination. Three counties were not represented in the contention and the number necessary to nominate was 172. EPISCOPALIANS AT XORFCTLK. Second Day of the Congress De voted to Papers. Norfolk, Va.. Nov. 18. The second day's session of tl e National Episcopal Congress convened at 10:30 o'clock in the Academy or Music this morning and opened with acvntional exercises, conducfil by Bisimp A. M. Randolph of this diocese, the presi dent of the body. The topic for t iscussion was, "Do We Need a Hierarchy in This Church?" The first writer was to Lave hcen Rev. J. J. Faude or South Minneapolis, nnd thefirt speaker was to have been Bev. G. W Dumbell, D. D.. of West New Rrighton. N. Y., but neither of these divines were present, having been unavoidably detained The first paper read was by Rev. Francis M. S. Tolor of Mount Vernon, N. 1., who hail lic-m down on the program as the last speaker, but was substituted as the first writer the topics being discussed first by writers and then by speakers. The piper of Mr. Talor was a very fine one and in It he took a very advanced position In favor of a hierarchy, his mi croti concluding with these words: "Gite us archbishops.' Want Tariff on Lnrabcr. Memphis. Tenn., Nov. IS. The Southern Lumlier Manufacturers' Association met here today in extra session to consider the condition .of trade and move for a tariff on lumber from Canada. Secretary Smith, in his report, suggested a yellow pine clearing house, after which tlie convention went into discussion of tlie tarirr pro sition. A committee appointed for that purpose will tomorrow report In favor of a convention of delegates from all lumlier associations, tlie same to have charge of the movement upon Congress for a high duty on lumber imports. Railroad Side Confirmed. Chicago, III., Nov. IS. Judge Jenkins, In tlie United States court, today entered an order confirming the master's sale of the Chicago-und Northern Pacific Hailn-ad property for 8,000,000 yesterdoy, and ordered a settlement" or all claims against the Chicago, Harlem and Batavta Railway, which Is partofthe terminal sstem. . 12-Inch Stock Hoards Also 91 per 100 feet, the finest lumber. We keerT everything in Mlllwork, Lumber, and Build ere Hardware- Frank Libbey & Co., 6U st- and Netv York ave. 1 3 ' 5ca.. . "J?Jz: ir SSjsSg-iftrfg L"3 ItnlfiaM i ii ifeiiiiMBl1sJssaifriWirlBM. i rmiwtiffiriiTiriTrl sTTnfctr "TiHi itJMMSttKMftmiftmtirrr T.&tl rV- : 1 .-? - . "- ,.