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n i - The Weather Today. J) QJft B7J was fta TIMES' circa A -Stssfnr i!i nil i" .:. i "...: Vi.m,ui i idiion tor last we8(. j TheSAR'Sc'ircuiatioi J7B KJ Showers this morning-, follow ed by "clearing weather; colder, winds becoming northwesterly. j lor last wesx was ,. . liu.uui i J VOL. IU. 2TO. 980. WASjEOJSiOS(, P. C, SUNDAY, NOV.EMBjp3S 22. 1896 TWTENTY-FOUIt BAGKES. THREE CENTS. PARKER PUTHISFOQT IN IT District Republicans Sore at Mr. Wood ward's Appointment. is rr jllij oveb? L i Frank Barrow's Friends Tell a Strang Tale If True. 5 JIONOB, BELONGS TO THEM PUT THERE BY A GUARDIAN , WM mt W V' i 1 Plenty of Places Which Could Ilnvo Been' Given tLe Gentleman in Ittxoirnltlcm of III Services. BitrPlcm Theirs by Might of Pol itics nnd Precedence. Mr. S. W Woodward was announced in Toe Evening Times yesterda) as having been suggetedby Senator l'roctor and Col II. 11. I'arkcr," district member of the na tional committee, as the chairman of the committee for. the McKlnley inauguration ceremonies The announcement was nut reeei cil w itn tny spasmodic manifestations of delight by prominent Republican or by any other prominent citizens who could be coral led into giving on opinion on the rather start- U"ll l"Ceven bald that it took all the well known lock of Col Parker's diplomao t.. Induce several of the business men or tnc Utv to agree with the suggestion us, a oo;i thing. lneractls.hovvever.thatMr. Wood ward appears as being plaved Tor a good thing by the politicians The appointment of a Democrat as the chainuau of such a committee Is a r.idical departure One ancient lie-publican saldth it be had leen in local politics for twenty seven jcars, and he had never heard of the chairman of the committee belns other than of the p irty to be placed in power REPUBLICANS DISAPPOINTED. JANS It is xertain i i Wst there is a great disap. nointnnt to many of the leadini; Kepubll- ' . . .... nnnF...ill1ln'l. iiitn cans riv re.iMjuoi mcbiuu j.i..w"o tact Vhich hlmwH that they were nut con sulted in the iusgestion of the po&slble ap pointee. The opinion Is expressed that, as the ap pointment of chairman of the committee lb onl v an empty honor it could hardly be ex pecteJtobearccognitloiioftheGold Democ racy, that is Mich a recognition as would KatiRfv aio of the gold Democrats who retain" the common tense they had in the recen", campaign Hon A. M. Clapp is possibly the Nestor of District Republicanism. He was public primer under lirantotid lnislnje that time taken an actUe part in every campaign, lie Is now bu3ily engaged In getting up the grand ratification meeting in honor of HcKinlej's election He was surprised, very mufli surprised, at tile news of Mr. Woodward's wlectiun as chairman He, like others interwewed, had nothing personally against Mr Wood ward. On the contrary they roke of him in the hlgncst tcrmi zw a citizen and a-, a business man. Haiil Mr. Clapp: "Mr. Woodward is one ot our most Tespcctable inerc'.iants and a inostexccHentman.anJlf lieonlj had been u Itcpubllcan long enough to hae warmed his seat I t-hould have been delighted ivlth bis apiwiniment.." LOTS OF MATERIAL. Mr. Clapp believes that there was plenty of good material among the Republicans outor whUh to t,eleC a chairman, bat .is it had been done otherwise it would be the duty ot all classes of citizens to proceed with the prepatattons harmoniously. Hon Mmon Wolf is the chairman of the largest Republican orgaidzntlon In the i itj When he was told about the report that Mr. Woodward YroukTbt! chosen, he tald. "There must be some mistake alwut It. It would be a blunder and 1 don't think bUfh an appointment should be made " Mr. Wolf spoke altogether from the political Btandroint as to the appointment. Another gentleman, who was chairman of one or the committees Tor the Harrison Inauguration ceremonies, said: " if, I see that Mr Woodward has leen suggested and principally because he has contributed to the campaign fund Sup pose that Is true, why then wasn't Mr. Lothrop of tlie firm selected He is a Republican and there could be no objection to him politically " President Chancy, of the Union Republi can Club, was not enthusiastic ocr the uppoinurent. In fact he preferred to K15 nothing alout It. He declined to talk until he had learned what -nero the reasons that induced Col I'arkcr and (Senator l'roctor to make the suggestion It might be, he said, that they had good reasons for the action. NOT WHAT THEY EXPECTED. Col li. K. Crashaw, who was active in tlie local campaign, said "We expected some Republican to be selected for the place and I have no doubt that was the general Impression among Republicans; butt as it is, we, of course, shall turn out and do our duty." Mr. O. G. Staples, prominent In the lioard of trade and a Rep lbllcan, declined to discuss it. lie also expected a Re publican chairman. It was a surprise to Adjutant General llu'ted, of the U A. R. He was in fator of a Republican, but he had no doubt that the appointment was made for the reasons stated, the contributions of Mr. Woodward to tlie campaign. Mr. W. U. Riley, another prominent YL publican, who has been active in the club work, said. "'Uuipiesiiombly the chairman should have been a Republican. Personally, huwever, there is no objection to Mr. Woodward, for, tin the contrary, he will make a good chairman He should not, however, be selected above the Republicans who have done good service." A half a dozen or more who would not permit the use of their names were more definite in their criticism of the appoint ment. The general drift of the talk was that It was a mere sham to say that Mr "Woodward was selected as a sop to the gold men. What, in fact, do the gold men get out or such an appointment? Nothing but the appointment of Mr, Woodward to a civic orfiiv without pay, which 'will termin ate In March. It would have been much better had Col. Parker, they said, stuck to the traditions as to a p.t of honor which belonged to the Republicans and provided for Mr. Wood ward on the finance committee, as accord ing to Mr. Parker that is his rorte and reason for appointment. HISTORY OP THE SELECTION'. The hictory of the appointment so far as It lias been told is that Mr. Hnnna deMred suggestions as to a chairman and for tint purpose Killed the conference which was held on Trlday lu N'cw York, and was at tended by Col. Parker and Senator Proctor. The conference. It is said, wanted Col. l'arker to serve, but Ool. Parker and Sena tor Proctor 'wanted Mr. Woodward, and they agreed on Mr. Woodward before they lcft New York. These two gentlemen returned to Wash Ington yesterday morning and retained the announcement until several gentle men bad been seen In this city. There was not unanimity, but this wasanticipated and the telegram was sent to Mr. Ilanna late yesterday morning. The answer was to be sent direct to Mr. Woodward, who up to 4 o'cloctliad not received a reply. The work, which Is to be done by the chairman Willi Col. Parker, will be the election of committees. The following are the committees "lb be appointed, with the names of the gen tlemen who served as chairmen for the Inaugural ceremony committees for Presi dent Harrison: Finance, George E. Lemon; reception, James K. McCammon; transportation, E. Kurtz Johnsan; press, II. v. Boynton; carriages, Thomas Eomcrvillc; civic organi zations, II. M. Parker; parks and reser vations, H. A. Willard; public comfort.L.P. TTrlglif; music. S. U.S. Davis; comfort and 1 iKillrocm, J. E. Eel!; tickets and invita tions, George Gibson, jr.; military or ganizations. Gen. Ordwaj; printing. John MeElroj; banquet, George 13. Williams; decoration or ballroom, O. G. Staples; street illumination and fireworks, Dr. A. Adams; badges, Simon Wolf; auditing committee, John Joy Edson; public order. It Iloyd; street decoration, L. D. Wine; floor and promenade, Surgeon M. L. Ruth, U. S. N. The general officers were AlpxunCer T. Drilton. chairman; R. II. Warner, treas urer; 11. L Sw ords, corresponding secre tary, and F. Bracket, secretary. These are part of the executive committee which has supervisory control or the whole affair. SENATOR ELKINS' DENIAL Says He Knows No'h'nj About the Telephone Scandal. Declined Overtures Jlnde to ITim and IIoh Ilnd Notlilni; to So Vltli the Concern. New York, Nov. IM. United States Senator Stephen 11 Elkins when seen, tonight at his office In this city made a statement in regard to the charges of fraud and misappropriation of the fu.i'is of the Harmon International Telephone Company by the directors and stockhold ers of the company. He said: "I know nothing whatsoever about a suit which is sail to have been brought for a receiver for the Harriscm Interna tional company, nor do I know anj thing atwiit matters appertaining to that com pany. At the earnest request of Mr. George It. Peck, general counsel of the St. Paul Railway, and many or my Western rriends, I agreed In 18115, providing that the com pany reduce the stock to $3,600,000 or S4.000.000 ami move their offices to New York, to become the president ami director of the company. I was notified at the time that I would be given a certain amount of stock in the company for my services. "This offer L absolutely rcfUMMl. I have never attended c meeting of tre directors or stockholders of the coinpiuy, either by proxy or ot her wise, a nd hav e nev er received one"iM?nnjs worth from them. "From the newspapers that I read here I have seen no allegations of fraud made against me, but do not know what stones the Western pipers may have printed. "I have instructed my lavvye-r in Chi cago to look into the matter and upon his rejiort, providing tlie cceasion warrant it, I will make a more complete report, in which I will bring forth my resigna tion sent to the company and ether corre spondence wl Ich passed between the com pany and myself.' lie said Uial tie hail seen Mr. Harrison, the Incntpr of the telephone, which the International Telephone Company repre sents but once. Senator-Elklns will leave for Washington tomorrow morning. FLED WITH A TZIGANE. Heaiitiful Hut Frail rrlncesn de Caraninn-Clilinny Elopex. Taris, Nov. 21. Princess de Caraman Chunay, wlfeoT Prince Joseph orCaraman Chlmay, a Relgian nobleman, has eloped with a Hungarian tzlganc, a violinist, who belongs to one of many similar orchestras engaged to play in restaurants and cafes In this city. Prince Joseph will bring suit for divorce against his wlte in the lirussels courts The Frinoess was formerly Miss Clara Ward and was born In Detroit, Mich. She was married to Prince Joseph in Paris in IH90,:md Is the mother of two children. The marriage of the Prince de Caraman Chiniay, head ot the Belgian family of that name, with Miss Clara Ward, of Detroit, Mich., took place in 1'arlR on May 20,1890. Mgr. Rotelli, the Papal Nuncio, gave the nuptial benediction, and a must brilliant assemblage was gathered for the cccas'on lu the little chapd, adjoining the Nuncia ture, In the Rue de Varcnnes. The marriage was quite a rcrnanttc af fair. Two months after leaving school in Loudon, Mits Ward, who was worth 52, 000,000 in her own right, went with her mother, Mrs. Alexander Cameron, ot Toronto, to Nice. Thereshe met her future husband, and their speedy betrothal fol lowed. At the marriage the late Lord Ljtton, then Ihellritlshainbassador.andMr. White law Reid, tlie Amcrieau minister, were witnesses for the bride, and Baron Be j ens, Belgian minister, and Due de Fezensac for the groom. The wedding guests were all equally distinguished. Princess de Carnman-Clilniay, who Is a vcrj beautiful woman, was exceedingly popular in Paris society. She entertained on a grand scale at the Chuuay mansion, on the Boulevard de Latour-Maubourg, en tree to winch was much sought after. Joseph Marie Anatolc Elic dc Riquet, Prince of Caraman-Chlmay, is tlilrtj -eight 5 ears of age. Heis a mcinberof the Bel gian Chamber of Representatives, and has a fine estate in the province of Hamaut, Belgium. The two children, issue of his marriage, with Miss Ward, are Countess Marie Eliza beth Catherine Anatole de Riquet, born in rarls on May 30, 1891, and Trince Marie Joseph Anatole Pierre Alphono de Rlquctt born in Paris on August C 1894. Uobnrt Not in the Party. Chattanouga, Tenn., Nov. 21. A party ot twenty-five distinguished New Jersey people arrived in this city tonight to dedi cate the monument erected by their State nttheCcliickamauga National 1'arlc Neither Vice Presldcpt-elecc Ilobart, nor Governor Griggs, were in the party. A reception was tendered the commission and others comprising the party. n New SteaniHlilp Line. "Wilmington, N. C, Nov. 21.-WJImlngton Is to have a steamship line from Boston, established by the Clydes and to commence running on or about the 10th of December next. The southern terminus of the line will be Jacksonville, Fla., tlie steamers after leaving 'Wilmington touching at Charleston and other ports. Mistrust Promised ii the Military. HATRED FOR THE OFFICERS Hecent Debate in Itclclistacr Intensi fied II ti id Feellnu Between Clvil lunn and Soldier Protent Against Adulterated Wines and Ileerx lle ing Sent to tlio United Statcri. Berlin, Nov. 21. It Is now concede on all sides that the debate which toik place in the Reichstag this week. In volving discussion of tlie subjects or duelling in the army, and the killing cf Sielieiunnn by Lieut. Baron von Bruse witz, at Carlsruhe, Instead of modifjing the attitude or military olflcers toward civilians, or lending to alter the military code duello, lias, on the contrary, had a tendency to Intensify theexlstlng preju dices on the part of both officers :.t.d civilians. When Gen. von Gossler was appointed minister of w.u upon tlie retirement or Gen. Bronsart von Bchellcndorf, It was surmised that the emperor had a very slight Intention, indeed, of4 intervening to prevent duelling, and the attitude as sumed by Gen. von Gossler In the Rclch stag has conrir'n."! the very worst fore bodings. The new war minister showed l.Iius elf. throughout the discussion, as lKissessed of tlie very narrowest ideas of military caste, and plainly demonstrated that he was rrcttlng under the necessity of responding to tlie assertions jt the members of the Rclchtilag. 1 he lesull Is thattl e government'sprom I sod measure of rifoim in the military judicial procedaie is already Ihuiuauiily distrusted. Notxdy Ulievesthat the kaiser Is willing to initiate a svslcm of geniine iC'loi'iani it e i.i i..j i r aiuWjiM.iii.c,., itin the slightest degree willing to had a move ment to I ersnade military otricers that they are not superior beings but mere citizens. PRUSSIA'S TUBLIC DEBT. The proposals ot Dr. Mlquel, Trusslnn minister or finai.ee, for the conversion of the Prussian debt from 4 per cent into 3 1-2 per cent lends, Include the pajinp off of one-half per cent of the debt an nually with the creation of a lulanclng or sinking fund. This proi osal Is due to the fact that the surplus amounts to G0, oou,omt murks, .i som uaui-centllng the most sanguine calculations. The Lll erals oppose this scheme, as they want to have the surplus devoted lo the reduction or the rate or taxation. Never thclefs Dr. Miqrel has had his own way In the formation of the budget and this fact courirms the impression that he will becomplete masterot the Prussian finance s. The bill briefly referred to In the speech from the throne read in the Landtag by Prince Itohenlohe yesterday as a measure dealing with thelaw governing associations restricts the privilege of public meetings, especially those of societies and clubs or ganized and controlled by a central as sociation. Purely local unions, however, are less restricted by the operation of the measure than heretofore Last June Ambassador Uhllodged a com plaint In the Berlin foreign office, stating that according to German statistics con siderable percentage ot the wines, beers and spirits exported rrom Germany to the United Stutes were found to have been adulterated, and asking what measures wouldbeadoptcdby the German government to prevent a continuance of the practice. The foreign oiflce did not reply to this communication until a few weeks ago, and then evaded a direct and explicit statement as to whatmeans of prevention the govern ment proposed totake. ADULTERATED WINES AND BEERS. This responso not being satisfactory, Ambassador Uhl repeated his complaint, and now it Is given out that the govern ment will order an exhaustive Inquiry into the matter. The Frankrort Zeltu)ig, com menting upon Mr. Uhl's protest, suggests that the United States government la searching for pretexts to limit the volume of German Imports and for this reason is 'decrying German products. "The charge levied against the exports of bad beer, wines and spirits," the Zeltung says, "may be disproved, but utterances without proof are dangerous weapons. The whole ques tion is one or high importance to Germany, as the exports of beer to the United States in 1895 reached a total of 1,000,000 marks and the exports of wines, 6,000,000 marks.' The United States consuls in Germany have reported to the Washington govern ment upon the efrect of the gold currency upon prices and wages In Germany, anti the nsensus ot their views and observa tion's is that the price of goods has fallen, wages has risen and the deposit in savings' banks have Increased DIAMOND TU1EVES CAPTTMKD. Men Wanted in Chicago Found in Buffalo. Buffalo, N. T., Nov. 21. Two masked men who held up and robbed the jewelry store of Hermann & Co., of Chicago, of 5,000, a few weeks ago, were arrested after a desperate struggle in the postoftlce this afternoon. Their names are Walter and Arthur Hawkins, and say they reside in Chicago. A good description ot the men was tele graphed f rorn Chicago and the detectives of the city have been on the watch for them.' They were recognized by the two detectives ot the Buffalo force in the postAlce this afternoon while one of them was inquiring for mail. "When asked to accompany the Df fleers to the police station they pulled revolvers, but were overpowered. About $3,000 worth ot diamonds was round in theirpossesslon. They will bo held until the Chicago authorities are heard from. Germans Rifoims 1NSUI.T1 ZD PAs.Si:ilS-llY. Police Land a Tr.'o of Hoboest Who Were HejgjinK. There has been an epidemic of vagrants and "holoes" on renhsjlvanla avenue, between First and ?Sl.Ui streets for tlio last week. Last night Detective Hartigan and Po liceman Coghlll took particular care to watchman passerstiy with the result that four ot the worst offenders were arrested They were Hiram J. Ryan, Charles Fitz cirald, Charles Steele, and Malcolm Brook land. K. OF L. INSTALLS OFFICERS New Degree for Meritorious Work Was Adopted. Action will Be Bep;rin to Recover on the Mortgage of the Journal. Rochester, N. Y .Nov. 21. At this after noon's session of the Knights of Labor a new degree for meritorious work was adopted, and a ritualistic work Tor the degree was-also adopted. A telegram expressing fraternal greeting to the knights was recelv ed'f rum the State trades council of labor of Montana, und acknowledgement relurned- The new officers of the order were In stalled by retiring General Worthy Fore man Bishop, The finance tjommiltce reported on the goodconditlon of Hie order's journal, the Journal of the Knights of Labor. The committee also reported that it would bring action to recover 'on the mortgage on the properly wlrfcli was given by the KnlKlils to the late Itichfird F. Troveillck of Detroit. The widow oT Mr. Trcvellick, they claim, began mnkiug.troutuo sbortlv arter her husband's death, and they will now begin an action for the recovery of the amount or the mortgage. The General Assembly took steps toplacc the Portland Wagon Company, In which It is Interested, on a better financial foot ing, and win secure It from financial loss. Adjourned. RAIN JN INDIA. Showers Fall on tlio llnrnlng Field of Grain. London, Nov. 2 1 The Earl of Elgin, v Icc rny of India, telegraphs from Calcutta that n fair rain has tallen along the coastor the Madrls presidency up to Mesullpatao, which Is located at about the center ot the coait line. Showers have also fallen along- the coast of the Bombay pruldency as far north as Batnlgari, which Is one hundred and fifty miles south oryBoinbay. The dispatch adds that the price ot grain is still rising, and that one hundred and sixty-one persons are-employed on tho re uel works that have. Urii MeitKl bj the government to avert the effects of the famine". " The viceroy makes no mention in his dis patch juf the drouth in (be Deccan, which Is the" great territory lying between the Madras and Bombay presidencies, having been checked by a good-r.-ill ot rain, which had caused a rapid dec0e in the prices of grain in that district, information to which erfect was contained In a dispatch from Bombay received this morning. REPUBLICANS GAINED 68,213 1 ; Official Vote of Indiana Uos Been Certified To. Indianapolis, Ind , 'Nov. 21. Indiana's otricial voto for President is finally all certified and received at the State house. Tlieotficlairiguresgive.McKinleyapIuraIlty ot 18,421, in a total vote of 037,057. McKlnlcj's'majority is 10,609. The increase over the vote tour years ago is 83,434. The gold Democrats cast 2,148 votes for Palmer. Four year sago the Populists cast 22,208votes, but this year they all went for the Democratic ticket, Even with this the Republicans show a gain ot 68,213 and the Democrats a gain of only 42,667 since Cleveland's election. The Prohibition vote combined is 7,726 less than two years ago, when it stood at 13,050. - -Irr FOR DEPUTY. .'GOVERNOR. -. General Barnard jATEoliiied at the Soldiers name. The President has selected Brevet Briga dier General Reuben FjUnroard, retired, as deputy governor of'thcrfioldlers' Home at Washington. fi Gen. lUrnard had a tuMnguishcd active career, from his appointment from Ten nessee in 1855, to his .rtUrcnunt, partici pating in 103 battles. au3 skirmishes. " mi REPUBLIC IS? ATX RIGHT. Columbian Law galiool Debaters Decided It Last Night. "Resolved, That the'iigns of the times" Indicate the downfall'fpt the republic," was the question under? discussion at the first public debate hcld'last night at the Columbian University Law Schuol. The negative won the debate- Theafflrmatlvevvasrepresentcdby Messrs. Thomas-N-jBreer, Benjamin K. Stuart, Jr., and William M. Sinister, .ind Messrs. Will iam L. English, Galen LTaH, and Henry C. Carlson argued for the negative. The'judges-WCTe'Brofessors William A Manry, Lee Davis Lodge, and A. P. Munta. gue. In addltion'to, their decision ot.the award ot the debate to ihe negative it was decided that Messrs; English and Carlson. of. the.. affirmative', proved to be the bebt debaters. v. KilledWhiler 'Stealing; a Ride. Ocala.-Fla., Nov. 21t Earnest McEllian nomvas.killed l(erc today while trying to steal n ride on"a train. He was horribly mangled, but lived an -hour. Ho said ho was from Tallapoosa, (Jo.., where a brother, A. W. McElhannon. lived. The brother was telegraphed andvno ordered the re mains sent to Oxford, Ga., for interment. Senator McMillan Thinks It Would Unsettle Business. FAVORS THE DINGLEY BILL Ills Advice Ib for Sqund Money Men to Get Together at the Coming SeHHlon and Pass the Measure Democratic States Should Be Rec ognized in Tariff EeglMlutiou. Senator McMillan of Michigan, in re sponse to a request by the United Associ ated Presses, makes the following state ment, on which he takes strong grounds favoring as short sessions of Congress as possible and the. passage of the Dlngley bill at once: "For the past four years the business Interests of this country have been in a continuous state of uncertainty and dis turbance, due very largely to legislative action or Inaction. Bmlaess men could not look lino the future with that degree of confidence absolutely necessary for suo-esslu their undertakings; because they could not foresee what leslslatloli would lie enacted lu regard to either the tariif or trc finances. "More than this, the constant and steady drift toward a single standard of silver, coupled with revenues inadequate to the expense ef government, led to sharp con tractions In the volume ot money seeking luvestmentr - POLICY NOW ESTABLISHED. "The recent election has established rhe policy ot maintaining at a parity all the different kinds or muney in use in tins country; and to that extent has quitted the apprehensions of those who feared that money loaned would be returned, if at all, in a depreciated medium. The capital of the world has thus become once more at the disposal of our Industries, unless some new alarm shall again close the purse strings. "Such alarm can be created most easily by continued sessions of Congress at a time when business needs nothing but non-interference by legislation. At the same time revenues nd"quate to support the govern ment must be provided, in order to prevent the withdrawal of the gold necessary' to maintain the parity of the various Muds ot money. "In my judgmentthe best thing that could possibly happen would be the passage of the Dlngley hill, modified In some respects, per haps, at the comi ng session of Congress, and no extra session. ONE WAT TO DO IT. "This result. It reached at all, can be attainedonly by a union ot the sound money enalors on both sides of the Senate1, the end being simply to obtain sufficient revenue, which Is not a party question. Republican success in the pivotal States ot the, Middle West was attained by the assistance ot the sound money Democrats, and in any revenue legislation they are entitled to be consulted. "It the revenue shall be thus Increased, the financial question may safely be left uutil the to w Secretary ot the Triisury can present to Congress an adequate plan tor asking such reforms or changes as may be necessary to place the monetary system in good working order. "Thecountryis no win a condition tomake rapIdstrldescommerciall3-;anditwllIbethe worst possible pollcy-for Congress to place obstacles in tlie way ot rapid recovery by creating fresh alarms. Therefore the short er the time Congres i Is 1 n session t hebettcr." BRYAN STILL DRAWS. Large Crowd Turned Out to See II lm at Springfield, Mo. Springfield, Mo, Nov. 21. The W. J Bryan hunting party was greeted upon ar rival here this evening by an enormous crowd. Notwithstanding the adverse weatrcr, excursion trains brought in hun dreds from neighboring towns, and farmers assembled frum every direction. There were two addresses made by Mr. Brjan this evening, one in North and one in South Springfield, and the ante-election enthusiasm was fully equaled by tonight's demonstrations. Mr. Bryan reviewed briefly the recent campaign and conntelc.il continued agita tion or the s'lvcr propaganda. He expressly desire dthat bis identity as the leaeler of the faitliful should be sunk. At 1 1:30 p. m.'Mr. Bryan Ictt on a regu lar train for Kansas City, where he will be joined tomorrow morning by Mrs. Bryan and proceed at once to Lincoln, Neb. OTOE INDIAN LAXDS. Settlers Want the Government to Appraise Their IToldlngs. The leng-pendlng cases between certain settlers in Kansas and Nebraska and the Otoe and Missouri Indians, the lands ot the latter being purchased by the settlers and never paid for, seems no nearer solu tion than when they were bought. Bad crops, it wasclnimed, preventesl the settlers from meeting their obligations to the In dians. From time to time they have made concessions to the settlers, but the latter have failed to pay. The laBt proposition of the Indians was that the settlers were to pay the remainder due, about $220,000 and interest, within one year. The settlers now make a counter proposition. They bought these lands during the boom times and agreed to pay high prices for them, but now want to pay the value appraised by the govern ment, with interest at 5 per cent, per annum from the dale of sale, instead of Hie price agrccdjipon by them, when the various tracts were sold at publlcanction. They claim that the official ,who ordered the lands sold .at public sale was acting contrary to the law under which all ceded Indian reservations arc disposed of and therefore the agreement to pay the higher price was null and volel. FOHTIFTING SOUTH KRN POUTS. Convention to Meet in Florida and DIhciish the Question. Raleigh, N.C.Nov. 21. tlov.Curr, at the request or the Governor or Florida, has nppiint;sl twelve delegates to tie conven th n which meets at Tampa January 20 to consider the question nt foltifjlng the har bors on the South Atlantic and guir coasts against foreign invasion. Tte following arc the delegates: Alexandra Sprunt, A. J. Galloway, John D. Wtltford. James L. Fawle.R. B. Creecv. W. (i. Curtis, William L. Battle. Peter D. Prlce.'Joreph E. rogue, William M. Cooke, W. E. Breesc. Jr., and J. II. HcAilen. WEYLER IS FALLING BACK Maceo Has Led Him a Through the Hills. Danes Gomez Is Marching West and the Inhnrgents Are Besieging the Town of Victoria. KeyWest,ria.,Nov.21. Passengerswho arrived from Havana tcnlght icrort it Is currently admitted that Weylcr has railed in his campaign against Maceo. Though no accurate data" Is obtainable ns to the lalter's movements, all -reports agree that he has divided his fences into small bands who harass Spanish tre ops but present no chance for pitched tattles or decisive rctr suits. Wevler's marches have been painful and his soldiers have suffered great hardships. In consequence 1.3C0 srldicrs have been sent to Camlelarla sick. Most of Weyler's staff are 111 and are returning to. Havana. He is also falling tack and will es'aclish headquarters near Artemlsa at the estate Pilar, which fie claims is a tetter case of operat'ois. The Spaniards in Havana are Indignant at Wevler's inability to cruh the Insur rection in Tlnar del Rio and mutterings ..r.- it.foKe -n. i'hiioo. stints . hi nu. with new reinforcements. Is indicated as Weyler's probable successor. All are dcHinricnt in Havana and consider the outlook gloomy. At the meeting to take part in the popular toaii ot Spain, no spirit wasshown. All held hack, and only through the pres sure ot the civil governor, who was pres ent, was $35,000 raided as a free gift to Spain. ot a cent has been added since. Luciano Ruiz, a prominent banker, and Qucs.iela, mayor of the city, Kft the meeting without contributing to the fund. Rebels In other sections of the island continue active- It Is said that the imiiortant town of Victoria dc Las Tunas In Santiago province, is besieged by a strong force of insurgents. The train starting from Cardenas yesterday was obliged to return on account of large masses ot rebels crossing the line. Tln-y aro said to be the vanguard ot Gomez who is rciortcil already lu Santa Clara province marching wekt. TERRORIZED BY WHITES. Colored People of Albemarle County, Vn., Threnten Illot. Richmond, Va , Nov. 21. News reaches here rrom Scottsvlllc, Albemarle county, that two or three days aro a band of white men, rcmc forty or fllty in number, arrested about six miles from that place a colored man wl o was suspected of Lurn Ing the barn and statics of Mr. J. M. Jones sonic six weeks since. The man was taken to the wcods and hung up to the limb of a tree in older tomake himccnfcs3 At flrsthe protested enure mnccenee- or cny kto.vledge or the crime, tut finally, after the operation had been repeated two or three times, said that his brother was the guilty party. The next day the colore I people of the county for several miles arnand armed themselves with tcjthe blades, guns, pis tols and snives and threatened to kill all the whites In the neighborhood. A col ored preacher from Charlo'.tesvillc came down and persuaded them to desist, but It is said that excitement still runs high, and rcvcral white families have moved iway. The whites remaining are prepared to resist any attack frcm the colored peo ple. The action of the band of whites In ter rorizing the eel ored people 1 s deprecated by mosr ot the whites of that section of the county. DISL0CA1ED HIS JAW. John Mehllng Mnde an ITnproTolted Attack on a Citizen. John Mchllug is a bartender and last night he patronized his own brand. At 12 o'clock he stood on the corner ot Thirteenth and D streets looking for tiouble. It also happened that Earnest Howard occupied a small space on the same corner Melding tcok offeiisc that any one should stand lu the same block; and without provocation suddenly turned anil struck Howard a violent blow in the face. Policeman N. R Herndon, who happened to be passing, saw Howard fall and grabbed his assailant. The officer was In titi 7ens clothes and although he. displayed his badge, Mehllng refused to go to the sta tion. He was taken only arter a struggle and fought the officer all the way to the cell door. The man was charged with assault. Howard's Jaw was dislocated by the blow and he lost one tooth. m m HEALTH OF THE POPE. Cardinal Vnnghnn Denies the Rumor of Ills Illness. London, Nov. 21. The Rock.an Evangeli cal Church of England paper, reports that the pope is dying, and that in consequence the holding -of the Consistories fixed for near dates "arc-likely to be postponed. Cardinal Vaugliftn.-ArchbUbop of West minster, declares that the rumors regard ing the pope are entirely baseless, and the report of his being in a dying con dition is simply Ihe recurrence or a rumor that la periodically put into circulation. She Ih n Mr. KvanH, Who Wa En guged to the Lad' Foxter Father, Now- Dead Ho Was a Wealthy New Yorker Both &Iden o the Cukc. Frank Barrows, one of the handsomest and brightest of the District messenger lads, who has an Idea that he is to get ?5O,000u out of an estate said to be worth JSi'0,()00 Is. now at the Reform School. He was committed to that institution on Tuesday last at the request or Mrs. Evans or 513 Twelfth street northwest, to whose care he was entrusted by the will of Eugene Barrows, or New Turk, who was reputed to be a very wealthy man. Mrs Evans was rormerly a Mrs Barnes, or New York and, as Mrs. Barnes, was engaged to Mr! Barrows at the time of his death. The boy wh-j Is now in the Reform School has a singularly interesting history. He is about fifteen years or age, and up to about two or three months ago has been continuously ut the best schools of New lorfc and Washington. He last attended the Force school in this city. Mrs Evans in relating his bbtory last night said that he was once an inmate or an infant asylum. This was eleven years ago. About that time Mr Barmws and his wire were lioardin with Mrs. Barnes (nuw Evans) InNew York. Ilisgeneralreputatiou was that he was rich The only child of the Bai rows' ranJly died and Mr. Barrows made up his ndnd to adopt a son, and se lected a boy or about Tour vears of age from one of the New York asylums. HIS ADOPTED SON. The child, who went under the name en Frank Bartows. that of his footer father was. raised up In the best of style. Mrs. Lvans showed The limes rerortcr some pictures of him a? a child which evidenced that he was in those days very attractive and handsom.dy and stjlishly dresset. Some or tin? hats ror th3 little rellow were even made to orde-r Mrs. Barnes learned to love Frank as did the foster rather hut this continued for but a short time" Mr. Barrows became engaged to MrsI Barnes and the marriage was to take place en a date fixed, but Mr. Barrows dirtlontacdttyte;oretJelntende.lceromcny. ilr. Harrows lea a will in which he left his estate and lire insurance to Mrs Barnes, with the usual coiuderations In affaire or this kind Mrs. Barnes was made the guardian ot Frank, hhe was to be repaid out of the estate certain sums borrowed from her by Mr. Barrows and the balance vva conveyed to Frank, who waj.tt, remiln in charge of Mrs. IUrn un:ll he had reached the age or twenty-onj. " Mrs. Evans said last night that the sums borrowed by Mr. Ban ows amounted to at least $10,000. Her construction or the will Is that she Is tnndethe scle teneilciary ot the property and that Frank Is to be under bcr control until he Is twenty one iears of aire nm! ihfit Tch.t,.. u . is to receive will be cpuoacl with her. WILL WAS CONTESTED. She did not caie to ttate- the amount af the property. It was still, ihe said. In an unsettled condition. Relatives of Mr. Barrows had contested it, but they had lost the case-, and the affairs were now about to be woand up. She said that It was iions-Mise lo supi ose that Frank, had he teen corrigltle, CvuuM no. have stairel at her heme In pi ace and elenty. net only by reason of rer present me-ans, tut also as she is tcon 10 iec ive the amount of an appropriation by C on tress fori ervicesren 'lered the government by hir tether. The will leferrcd to above Is a copy of tbe ilccument tent here by the surrogate court in New York and is pior.er!y at tested as a true copy. In the r conient Air. Barrows speaks of thech'Id whem Mis Evans ele-criLcsaa a foundling, as "my son." '1 wo oases -n; se,ued for the commit ment of Fraiii to the reform s tool. Mrs Evans said that all was well until atout two months ago, when Frank ran away. She had ivrmltted him, alter entreaty, to go to work for a newspaper, but he began to stay out late at nights, to keep cad company and to glv e e videnee-s of the some in his conduct. . She, thererore, took him from his work. Subseepiently he went to work with the district messengers, but s"ie was not satis fied with the fours and the effect It was havtnj on the boy. She m-tiiicd Mr. Moore of the District office that she didn't want Frank to work. Previous to this Frank had run away twice. Mr. Moore did not d.schare the toy, thinking that. If he did so, he would not return home, as he de clared, and that he might be turned out on the streets to make a living the best way he could. HE ONCE HAN AWAY. Mrs. Evans, on one occaMon, had De tective Sutton to being Frank home. When he ran away he went to live with neigh bors or the Evans' at 513 Tweirth street northwest, at a boarding house kept by Mr. John Barrett. Mrs. Evans says that she went to tho Barretts and asked them not to harbor the boy, but that she was never able to get any satisfaction rrom them, nor rrom the District company, and finally she went to the District messemger oirice, waited for Frank, seized him, and admits that she did say that If he ran away again she would kill him. Nothing could, however, be further from her Intention, she said, than killing him, as all her efforts were to keep the boy at Lome and to keep him well. She was asked ir Frank had assigned cny reasoiufor his constant dclsre to run away. "Yes," she saiil, "he said once or twico that he didn't like ilr. Evans,my husbind, but by him he had ncverbeen corrected In the way of punishment, and I, myself, have never punished him for two year back or more. 1 had done all I could, and I thought Hut the best thing under the cir cumstances was to send for Mr. Clay, tho ngent. and have lilni sent to the reform school. 1 have told hlm that If there aro signs or Improvement he M1.1U go with us to New York again in March.' THE BOY'S SIDE OF THE CASE. The other side is that or Frank. Tho story which he commonly tolil was that he was ordered to leave the house. Tho rirst time this happened w.is about two months ago when he left his bicycle on Capitol Hill. The order to go was rrom Mr. Evans, not Mrs. Evans. Every time he was taken back he stayeel awhile until they made him go. and the last time hu went he would not come back, but stayed continuously nt 11 e house- r the Barretts, making something more than $3 a week. Mr. Evansvsald that the last time the boy made his escape was Lite at night, ami he lelt a message to the household that be had "flew the coop." Detective Sutton believes that he Is a wayward.boy, that Mrs. Evans has done well by him, andthat the proper place for him Is the reform school. Mrs. Evans, hr seir, spoke ot the boy with great feel ing, und evident sincerity. 1 1 was stated List ulgnt tua t some friends of Frank Intended to reopen the case jiosslbly tomorrow so that an investigation ot all thtr circumstances could be had. Mrs. Evans said that she did not fear any Investigation; that she had clone what she considered her duty as a woman and as a guardian ot a sacred trust, and that the only tiling sho would regret would be tho giving ot any publicity to the cose. Ivy Institute Business College, Sth and K. ffone better. S23 a year, day or night. j MwMmmmmM&MmdMMM Ssay5 ggfesSsViZ - i-W "-'