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sT-"- "-a ? y -v-!Sr ?-n TfcSTJ E-jt-W.i?:j jwtSTi" s '- - . r 1 jip Qlfl C7J was tha TIMES' circu- The Weather Today. J) (Ttie Imes vLlg,Ui I laiion for last weak, y "Tho STAR'S filrnnlatini lift rT Fair; slightly cooler; north erly winds. 176151 for last weak was . . . 5 VOU HI. NO. 9S3. WASHINGTON. D. C, WEKHVES DAT, NOVEMBER 25, 1896 EIGHT PAGES. OJTB-'CENT. y k- ALEXANDRIA JUL ft FENCE Stolen Goods Found Secreted in Harry Candler's CelL BOOTY WAS' IDENTIFIED Convict Gambler Was 'Writing with u Golil l'en Molen in u Hecent Hiili hcry He lias Itccn Helenised ut Night Senreh Warrants Heslstcd Toy the Jail Officials. Alexandrlacitj and county Jail rurnisl'es Hews unique and sensational in the fact that It has lecu discovered to re a finer for stolen j.oods and a mere illtu-ion and mockery ah a place to coiiline high grade criminals. Convicts have H-cn allowisl to leave their cells to commit burglaries or to participate In the fecial outings of the Klierlfl or the county Ordinar offenders are held down to the rigorous rules of a prison house while favored criminals are tallowed ilic freedom or Alexandria and Washington while tl.cir cells aic made the lildtngplace fcrpn fess'onal burglars Con victs risist and Insult olficers of the law In their very Cells. The accidental discovery 5 esterday of a Jail bird in the act rr writing a Icturvvltli a gcJd pen In this sweet-scented misnomer of a Jail lid ! the dcviio.imciit -of cir riiins.at.c rs and facts whim Lear cut the above indictment , ... Chief of l'i lice ivcbstcr f ot wind of these facts through ne of his men, I)i put Sergt William V el ster, and In si ill older tiler. were sume lcvilaiions which st.mlnl the people of Ah xaiirdla.alll ought hej are not altogether unfamiliar with the idlosvn crasicsi f the govcriimuil or the county bv lis chief i iiinTVJtor of the law IN HARRY CANDLER'S CELL. Deputv Sergeant Webster had occasion to visit tc sterility l lie cell, or rather the iinnfortable room, occupied by H.irryCaiii' ler aril by Richard Burnett Candler is Hu man who is serving a ear's Imprisonment for running a gambling joint in Jackson Citv lie, according to trustworthy report1". ha been on several occailons i ermltted to leave the jail, once at lea-tin comp my with tjltvriff Palmer Candler cuue to Washing ton, it is said on that occasion, ind returned oluntanly to tils pleasant room on the fol lowing morning His imprisonment appears to lie uu thing but a punishment Sergeant Webster, entering the room, noticed Burnett writing with a gold pen, which suggest ed the presence of other high grade goods that ought not to be there Ills investigation was rewarded He found in a drawer a number of razors and other articles, all of which was bid enough, but it was further noticed that these articles answered the description of goods stolen from French's bookstore on trie night of November .1 The mayor was proiupllv li formed of tills fact, and at once ordered n search of the nil .uid the arrest of C.iiu"- ler anil llurnett. I'oliieinan Ferguson and Constable Webster being deputized to per form the service OFFICERS REFUED ADMISSION. Arrived at the jail, the diptity warden refused tin in pi rinlssioii to finer, mum less consenting to deliver up tho prisom rs, on the ground that the iltv sergeant was ont of town This high-handed anion of the Jail authorities w.is reported tiiiiiedijiel to Judge Norton and Commonwealth's At torney M.irburv, who wire Indignant, and were alwut to take summary imasurcs, when the deputv warden, B. B. Smith, see ing the inevitable, acceded to the propost lion to have the Jail sianhed Taluabletime had, however, been wasted. Citniller and Buinctt must have su-pecled theobjei tof thes-.irch ofDcputj s-crgr.nit Webster, for when the sfnnhing party rerurned to the Jail, most or thethuigsth it had been notiieil in the room of Candler had mvsterlouslv disaiqiearfd. CaiKller pl.ivcd a Uutt for all it was worth, ih.illeiigiug the authontv of the olliiers, and Hi other ways, kicking at what he termed an outrage He gave way. however, and volunteered to assist Iheollieersin these.iich. but, of niurse.tho urlliles wen' no longer whirr hcj could be found. He was not intlrily successful In his bluff, and concealment. otm:k booty rouMi. Late ,veterdav afternoon Deputv Sefgt Smith removid Candler Irom the room, which he subsequently searched and was rewarded bv finding a gold pi n and holder i-oneealed under the window sill The urlicles proved to b part of the poods sloteu in tile 1 ti uch bookstore roblirrv Asa consequence of this dtscoverv Cand ler mid llurnett will he held toda for i-omplicitv in the iohtcrv Candlir. it is saol. was out on the night of the Tohhirv, und it i alreadv sii-jteetisl that he is the "t'lg man" refernsl "lo in the current ac-lotiulsaslMvJnghecnoh-rrvedonthatuighl' and who was never identified Judge Norton has dell ir si his intention of having thCM" circumstances thoroughly investigated, including the release from Intlof Candlerfinthcoccasiofisaliovenotcil He also settled the right or theeitv autl ur ines to cntir and search the j.iil, which right was denied hi thedcslgnor ignorance orthedeput warden esterdav,.ind whlih tame so i ear difcaliug the jireaent devel eminent. The iioliienow- have a man bv the name of Arrington and Candler and Burnett, whom they exi'it tojirov e to be connected with the burgiJiy or the hooWorc. if not the principals It is also pre posed to keep Candler in confinement just asother criminals are treated and it is also now quite llkelv- that the recent actlvlt ot his friends for his pardon by the governor will cease. IS A STAK I'KISONKU. The fac t that Candler lias In'en a favored prisoner has been known cur since lie was committed to Jail He is only one of the gang whit h so long made Jnik-on City u place of Hie worst repute. He was one of Hie gamblers who had thilr plait's of business all the wav rioin the Cham Bridge to the .Alexander Island track, war uikiii whlih ,uid whom was deiljred by The Times more Hi. in a vear ago. Sheriff Palmer vvas eliited In hlscfilO! at a time w lien gambling, dehauihery.ron bery. and Sunday desicration were run ning not. He was chosen on n quasi reform liikct, and. beginning his dutv. some petty criminals were brought lo trial in the courts of the magistrates He. how ever, soon lapsed inlobliiidncst, to the car nival which continued liov. O'Fernll was appealed to, but lie declined to ni-t unless charges were inaue in iDiicretc form These were obtained lis TheThnes Italds were made and several of the most noto rious gamblers in "Virginia were arrested and brought totrlal The trial was a farce lis the least possible punishment was ap plied In each case CUKIOrsj LEGAL I'KOCEEHINGS. One of the curiosities of the legal pro ceedings was that the attoinevs were re ported to have gotten together with a view of fixing the terms ot punishment. This farcical piucecding. afflicting tlw gamblers at and aiioiit Hosslyn, actually gave an im ietus to gouhliug across the nv"er Jackson Citv bkfssomed out again in due time as the center of busimss, and the next raid Involved the killing of one of tlw officers of the law and the wounding of several in the parly A few weeks back the public was regaled bv the comedy of Nelson, one of the gang, getting out Indictments against his old. pals, he himself lieing under indictment for the murder of a deputv sheriff. His Ismd was lowered by one of Hie magistrates, but this is oniv one or the in cidents of the pursuit of crime in the county, which is permitted time and again lo degenerate into comedy. One of the most recent idiocies of the way things are nunaged under the pres ent' reform slicilff Is that the gambling pjrapheni-ili.i seized in a raid was stolen nut of the court house and did duty again in a wide open den along the river. The revelations vesterday at Alexandria are a clirra. They will probably be read with much Interest at Richmond. where they will undoubtedly fall under the eye of Gov. O'Fcrrall. ROMAIKE'S ACT EXPLAINED III Ilealtli nnd Financial Kmbarruss- ment Prompted the Suicide. ' Talcrson, N. J., Nov. 24 The funeral of Helenas lEomaine, who met death at his own hand on Ids Lodl farm took place this afternoon. The rumors current con cerning his death have been exploded, and his act is now attributed to bad health and financial embarrassment. Mr. Komaine's wealth was estimated at about $100,000, but it Is known of late lie . . .j, . J-'-y-iyjfe-l lias been in a bad way financially. He sacrificed a 525,000 mortgage on a farm he sold a short time ago. He ulso recent ly loaned 30,000 to a New York bant, butthut will proliably be recovered. Tliere is much uncuinbered realty in Itomalne's estate, and knowing this, many of his f nends were surprised to hear ot his fin 11. clnl emliarrassment. A personal friend accounts for the lack 'or ready moiic by the fact that Horn line was guided in his financial policy by a determination not to relinquish any ot his securities. The $00,000 insurance on Ito malne's life will not be invalidated. This is about all Romalne leaves his family In ready cash Beside this it is estimated that there Is "money owing him from personal friends to the amount of $30,000, a"nd a considerable quantity of realty. MANY TO' THROWN OUT Irregularities in Virginia Give Mc Kinley One Elector. F Mutter Will He lcoferred to the Su preme Court of Appeals Con j;icssiiimn Tout's Case. Richmond, Va., Nov. 21. The board of State caiivassers toda) began the work of canvassing the vote for Presidential electors. .The same errors upon which Hi" rcrtlficatrof election was j esterday award ed to .Mr. II 1). Flood, lire Democratic can didate for Congress in the Tenth district, were discovered in lu.inj of the abstracts of returns for electors. Many of the counties certified natuis of electors different from those sent in to Hie orfice of the seen tary or the com monwealth. In the case or Charles il. Wallace, tr.. In this district, the want or umforiuit in this respect amounted to over 21,000 otes, and will result In the (lection of a Itepuhlican unless the supreme court of appeals shall interfere to prevent this. BiTore Judges Keith, Huly.and Btiihnnan, of Hie state supreme court ot appeals, this morning. Messrs. Edgar Allan, James 1). Brady, and W L. Koval, counsel for Mr. Jacob Yost, Republican candidate for Congress in the Tenth district, appeared and presented the petition fur a man damus compelling the State canvassing )oard to award to Mr. Yost the certi ficate of eleitii'ii esterday awarded to Mr II. II. Flood, Democrat, owing to Ir regularities. Mr Allan, who was the spokesman, in presenting the petition, asked for a contin uance until. ill the Judges w ere pn tent. He also said that he desired to hand 111 an amended petltlo'i. Judge Keith asked Mr. Allan ir l.e had prepaied the aiueiidid paper and nteived a negative reply. Judge Keith thin wanted to know how long it would take to write the amendmi lit. The reply was that It would 1 ready bj t morrow. The ifiurt ti 6'j lognlzance of .the mandamus petition and ordered the cause docketed. It gave Mr. Allan i mil trmor row i,o file the ameudid petlt'ou.and Mr. II Curler Scott, w ho ,ipi eared fortheiau vjssing bis-ircl, was given until Friday to file his answer Judge Ktlth said that no oral arguments would 1 c permitted. Judge Keith announced after the Judges had reilied that the case would be heard next Monday. CELEBRATED THE ELECTION Home Murltct ("Itih of Ilostcm Hnter tulns. Distinguished Catlielliig. Boston. Nov si -Tic Jubilee banquet and celebration of the Home Market club I n honor of t he rice I ion o f Wll liam McKI nlej was held at Mtihanics' Hall this evening. A reception wa-. i.iid from 4..1H until o'clock, wl.cn tile dinner was ti-ri'il. AUiut 1,100 members or the club and in vlted guests sat down Among otters present were. K Gov. f'lienej or New- Hampshire, Gen. W F. Iir.qier. Hon. James Tanner, Gen Stewart, Gen. K A Alger, Charles A. Slott, pres Idem or the club. Gov. Wulcoit, Gin O (). Howard, Senator George' 1- Hoar. Hon G. A. Marden, Hon W M Crane. e-Gov. Woodbury of Vermont eVGov Blown of Uliode I-land, Hon. i:iljah A Morse and Curtis Guild, jr. The Gi-nu inia Band pl.ivcd patriotic airs and the Columbia Glee Club entertained the guests with song. President Scott made the opening ad dress, mid Col Albert CI irke ri.nl .e baiir I Horn President-elect McKinley. regret- ling mai ne louid not oe present. Gov. Wolcott, the first speaker, wel comed the guests fiom distant States, re ferred to the results of the national elec tion li. terms or thanksgiving, and closed his remarks with a gracelul tribute to Senator lioir, the orator of the evening. Senator Hoar vvas greeted with great applause, and his address evoked much enthusiasm. Gen. Alger, Gin. O O Howard, Gen. J. T. Stewart, or Pennsylvania; Corp. Tanner, and Col. George II. Hopkins of Detroit, were among otner speakers. MAY HAVEBEEN MURDERED Coroner's ."Jury InvestisntliiK the Death of Aliii.rra W. Cooer. New York, Nov 21 An Inquest was begun today Into the cause of death or Almyra W Cooper, husband or IsabcIIe Evesson, the actress, who died Nov ember U at Uoosevelt Hospital, aiter being taken with n fractured skull and fractured jaw bone frum a saloon on Sixth avenue. The employes of the saloon testified that on the night of November 6 Cooper enter ed the Saloon, took a drink and fell to the floor, striking Ins head against the brass foot ruil which runs along the base of the liar. A sensation vvas caused by Mrs E. I Allen, of Bayonne, N J , a sister of Cooper, testifying that the family hail received an nuonjmous letter in reference to her broth er's death, which had been referred to Major Strong, nnd placed in the hands of the detectives The coroner refused to al low the letter, to be read, but said that the communication would probably lead to a soluthhf of the case. He declared that Cooper hud been assaulted DENVER WELCOMES BRYAN Free Silver's Defeated Candidate Greeted ly Lurire Crowds. Denver; Col.. Nov. 24. Cheers that round their pehoes In the mountains and renttne niras wmiam Jennings uryan slcpiied rrom bis rrnln nt. 7:au tins mormmr inld th,i silver leader that he vvas welcome in the Queen City. huch a welcome as Mr. Bryan received has never been accorded to another man in the West. The crowd that cheered him filled Jlhe station and cMcnded out into Sixteenth street, fringing the- long viaduntthat reaches over the railroad vanls and the river Into North Denver, thrce- quaners oi a mue away. 1 he reception committee, headed bv Hon T. M. Patterson, ami aided by a squad ot police, worked like Trojans to get him to ids carriage, and the crowd swarmed around the carriage, shouUng and cheer ing, and accompanied him to the residence of Hon C. 8. Thomas, where lie took break fast with the reception committi-e. Mr. Uryan made a number of speeches during the day to iinnienscaudlences. COLLTOK VlHX MEET. llicunial National Convention of the Phi Delta Thcta Fraternity. Philadelphia, Nov. 2 1. The biennial na tional convention of Hie Phi Delta Theta Fraternity began at Odd Fellows' Temple today, with about 150 delegates in at tendance, representing 60 colleges. Busi ness sessions were held this morning and afternoon, and willbe continued until Satur day. Tonight a reception was tendered the visiting delegates at Houston.-Hail, Uni versity oi i-cnnsj lynnw, a Danquetwiu be given tomorrow night at the Hotel Walton . . -tr Floorinc;, 81.50 for lOOT'cet. Kiln-dried heart, one width, OmMength. F.Llbbcy& Co , Cfirst-'-and N.ijtfave: -w- S-'yri .sj-?-g COME INI IKWUW-Hl Government and Many of Its People Favor Annexation. EX-SECKETARY FOSTER BACK I Helleved That Ho Went There in the Interest of the Ilepublleun Party to Ascertain Ilxtcnt of Annexa tion Sentiment Gives Glowing Ac counts of the Islands. Ban Francisco, Cal , Nov. 24. Ex-Secre-taryand Mrs. John W Foster arrived today by the steamer City ot Tekiug fronl a visit to the Hawaiian islands, greatly pleased with the scenery, climate and people Mr Foster reports the Islands In a most prosperous and peaceful condition He salel ttie sugar planters tiave declared large dividends on last je.ir's business, and the new crop now nearly ready for grinding in even more promising Coffee cultivation is lieing largely extended, and Is looked for ward to with great expectations. The In creased commerce has Justified the Pacific Mall in doqbltnsits service to Honolulu, and a new line of large Japanese steamers Is promised boon lo oe estannsned. l lie census recemiy lUKCU, out. not yet published, vvill show a lonsidcrahlc in crease In the total population. But a steady di-crcasc in the native race l seen. The increase is mainly in the Japanese and Chinese population. The present administration, although without the svmpathy of many of the natives and some of the foreign mrrchnuts, is conceded to Ijl the lust government the islands have ever had. nnd scimiis well established and ginerally ncquijsced. I'AVOMS ANNEXATION. Although Commissioner Blount, in 160.1, prediited Its overthrow within a ear, it is anproaihing the end of the fourth jear of Its existence undir most ravor able auspices. Its program and the constitution under which it Is ailing declare unequivocally for annexation lo the riatcd States and it will doubtless press the subject anew upon the liiicming administration at Washington. While there is a diversity of sentiment in the island on the question or annexation there is a general reeling that the government or the (Tutted Jstati's should give a decisive answer respecting it. The existing) lUiicrrtalnty as to the future is disturbing, business and creates a slate eif gieit uneasinessiii Ihrcomiuuiilty The ex-quein kei ps lierselt in seclusion and few of her eld supj orti is rxpectever to see her restoration If the Hjnds are not nimpxifl If, the United States the l.i'- lief pievails that they will fall under the dominion Ol some fiiner poc-i. The mutual distrust engenderi d by the events or th past few years make It difficult ler any p:irt to successful-carbon an independent govi rniueut and the growing political and couniiercial im portance of the Pacific In the world's af fairs would scon brtng about complir.i tlons with i ne or more of the nations row nctlvelj i ninpetinglntti.it nart of thegloLe OBJECT OF HIS TRIP, Mr. and Mrs. Foster left for Washington tonight. The impression prevails lure, that Mr. Foster's trip to the islands was, not alone to urge extension ami cnlargi meiit of the Pnilflc Cable Company's con cession, but that he Went also In the' interest or the Ki'publlcnnj'arty to ascer tain Hip extent of annexation smtitnent at the present time. The irlowlni! accounts he gives of (he prosperity of the islands and of the elis- ugnt or me ltuitioiiaius .it me news oi Major McKinlev's election, are inter tireted bv certain nroininent nioiilu here Ut mean that earnest efforts to annex the Islands to the United state's win loilow closely upon PresidcntMcKliiIey'sinaugu ra tion. WILL NOT i:XTKNI KHAXCHISK. Hawaiian Government Can Do o More for Cnble Company. (Corn.SKiiideiice of the Unltid Associated Presses, per ste.umyvClty of Peking.) San Francisco, NovC4. Honolulu, Nov.iJ 18 -President Dole llf-ld a coiirerence with the leading officials and business inc-ii. or me isiatid on cue i-un msiniit regarding the advisability of enlarging and extending the terms of the cable franchise granted Col. Z. S. Spalding, and by him transferred to the Pacific Cable Company, ot N evv Jer sey. The new contract citlKfnr the exclusive' privilege tolandcaHesiirnawaiiioiincctlng with Japan and Austrr.Ha, and also no extension of two years In w hlch to obtciu a subsidy or $lii0.00V) a jear each rrom Japan and Australia. As an inducement for granting these franchises. Spalding agrees to take up $375,000 Hawaiian four per cent bomlsof the proposed ncwlSsue for rerunning me gov ernmciii, ueui. John W. Foster'as representative of the cable company, urged the acceptance of theseterms No action vvastukcii, butyes tcrday Mr. Foster vvas notified that the government was unable to grunt the re quest. TRACKED BY BLOODHOUNDS Colored Assailant In Kentucky .Nar rowly Kscnpes I-ynclilnB. Mn field, Ky., Nov. 24. Mrs. J. U. It. Green, wife ot Plot. Green, the. leading teacher of Graves county, was criminally assaulted by a colored man nt her home last night during the absence of her hus band. Bloodhounds traced the man to where he mounted a horse, and Jim Stone, colored, was short Iv afterward arrested on sus picion. There is little doubt as to his guilt and he was removed to Paducoh to pre vent his being lynched. A mob attempted to secure Stone at the depot, buttheofficers managed to hold the avengers off until the train-pulled out. Prison Superintendent Kills Himself. Philadelphia, Nov. 21. Howard Perkins, superintendent of the Philadelphia county lmsbn. Moyamcnsing, committed suicide this morning by shooting himself in the head. lie was Inflicted with Insomnia and this is said tq.be the cause for the deed. Mr. Perkins lias been superintendent Of tUc'priSun for a number of jcars. Strike. In Newspaper Office. Chicago, Nov.24. Thcpressmen nndfecd- ers cmploj ed by the Evening Journal went on strike at 1:15 this afternoon because the management of the paper refused to recognize the union. The trotile has been brewing lor some time. . . . . - 12-Inch Stock Boards Also $1 pera100 feet, the finest lumber. We keep everjthlngin Millwork, Lumber, nrnl Build-" ers iiarawure. jrram. laooey Co., mil I st. and New York, aver N amM jLXJ mS) I (tw n- vWM mww wu-mnejJ jg&m&SMs&Mi ram iitii riarvnw CADE' BOlTErVS ACT TE Pf0DH,rC Current Events in Picture. TRANSFER OF MR. YANG YU Chinese Legation Professes Ignor ance of the' Report. nis neported Successor Is n Law yer nnd the Legal Advisor of 1.1 Uuni; Chung. London, Nov. 24.-A dispatch from Tekln says that Wu 1 big Fang has been appointe d Chinese minister to Hie United Statu, in. place or lang In, who has be en transferred to St. Petersburg. Tlie disnatch ttilfls that "Lo-Fem-.r-ii has ,lei;n appointed "minister lo Great Britain in room or Kung-Ta-Jep. Hwang-TsO-Hsiiu nlllsuccacdllsu Ching- Chcng as Chinese minister lo Girmanjv The Chinese legation proresscs lgnoranco or the report that Mr. Vang Yu.theChinese minister at Washington., will bu transferred to St Petersburg, and that he will be suc ceeded as minister at Washington by Wu Ting Fang. Il is regarded as Hit unllkily that Mr. Yang I'll will Icav e Wushiuiiton ut an early date, as the Chinese foreign imlicy favors rotation in office, and does not, as a rule, permit diplomatic representatives to re main In this co-Tntf y fbr a longer term than three year3. " " As Yang Yu. came to America hi Septem ber. 1H83, It vViIlbuseqil that he has. ilrtudy execeded Ills term, an J that in t he e ustoma ry order of eyriits he may be: properly trans ferred. It has Been the rule when China's reprcsuntative.Itaves the United States to return him to his nntlvu country, where he IS prchiotcil and rlaceel in a position of grca,tcr,dignlty and rt-ponsltllit than that afforded by a' diplomatic career. Ills for this reason that the report that Yang Yu vvill be stationed at St. Peters burg is recctvid with Incredulity although there is no vnlld reason whv this should not be don; if the Piking foreign office so ueeiies. Sonic'dlploalats regard it as highly nrob able in view of the cyrdlal relations which now cxistbetweenlhi' Kussianand Chinese. Governments growing out of the recent war in the hast. Inasmuch us Yang Yu could bring to the discharge of his duties at-St. Petersbufg the experienced gained in me uniteti Mates during the progress or mat war. Wu Ting Fang Is a barrister at law. He is aboutfifty yunts of age and regarded In China as an exceptionally i lever all around man. He was gradu ited from an i.ngilsh University nnd received his Ju dicial training also In Great Britain. Ho has been the legu adviser of Lt Hung Cham: and enjoys not only the confidence, but the coruial friendship of the great Chinese v iccroy, who, just at present, stands high in lavor wnii tne ruling powers In China. IDENTIFIED ByTJER SISTER Girl Who Committed Suicide in Tren ton Wus Minnie Ilniscrhni-h. Trenton, N. J., NGr. 24.-Thu young wo man who shot herself here last Sunday morning was Identili'wl late this .if tern ion as. Minnie Hasselbach, ot No. 39 Hast l.ighty-rifth street, New -jrk. Helen H.issclbach, who identified her, is a younger sister. "" Minnie, sh'c said, while weeping by hir sister's corrin, w,u. -wiiity-nnu jears old. Slit! was a dressmaker until last spring, since which time she has been out or em ployment. The girls lived with their wldeiwcd mother. The latter told Helen some tunc ago of Minnie's sad plight. She merely suspected her daughter's audition at first. Minnie vehemently deii d tl at she was in trouble", but at the, .samu time she refused to have a doctor examine her, which confirmed her' mother In the tvliif that she hud been betrayed. "Bcforel wlllsubrait to an examination," she said to her mother, "I will kill my self." Helen added, while tilling the story, that Minnie kept company with Harry Gay of No. 100 Fast ElghtyHliIrd street. Gay Is a few .years older thajiMlnnlc was. He is a collector for a furniture installment huuse. They were seen together ror the last time one day last week. . Minnie left home on Friday night last, os tensibly to visita frientlin the lower part of the city. That was4.be last the family savv of bcr. She had 55 In her possession and worc'a pair of chipped dianfoud ear rings costing abolit $J2. Newspaper notices cjf the suicide here were called to the famlljr's attention, which .led Helen to come on today. There was no money whatever fountf upon Minnie's per son and the Ulamund earrings are missing. The police, believe Ui girl spent the $5 and then traded or pawned the earrings for enougfanioueyto by the revolver with which she. ended herijlfc. Mnxlne Kljiojt Divorced. San Francisco, CiJl.. Nov. 24. Miss Maxine Elliott, the actress, was today uranlcd adlvorce from her husband. George A . McDermott, a Now Y'crk lawyer, by Judge Sanderson. Tfio proceedings were purely or a lormai naiure.asnoueiensewas offered to the suit foridivorte. 'Wentlier Srii, XJ4 Cents per foot; cither felt' or rubber. Frank Llbbc y 4 CiVoilfsttecOuid New York ave. IvyJnsUtute BuslYief s College, 8th nndK. N6ne"'bcT.tev-$2D .ajjear, day or nights - : j iiim.iffMniirM i -feiiW itffcfvdm . !.& ilwCJ r&llFl BUT- HE IS t i TTn HVEnll 1111111 III III -Ai-sLW WEYLER STILL IN HAVANA Urgent Business, He Says, Called Him to the Capital. GOING BACK And Then IleProposeBto Crash the Hebcllion Claims That 3Iaceo Has Not More Than Six Thousand Men. Deported Trial of Competitor's Crevv .Denied. Madrid. Nov. 24. A dispatch to the Im parclnl from Havana says that in an in terview Gen. Wcyler stated that he had returned from the province of Pinar del Rio owing to the necessity of settling the question of the new issue, of notes by tho Spanish Hank uud other urgent matters. After these were ready he would be ready to-retuni to urn field. He added that he did not believe that Maceo had more than six thousand men, and that these were scattered In remote positions The object of the recent Span ish operations has bcin the occupation of the hills and passes and the cutting off of the supplies or the Insurgents. The few Insurgents in the provinces ot Las Villas and Havana were cstieciully kepl in check. There were more rebels In Camaguey than In Las Villas and Ha vana, but the Spaniards had little to lose there. Moreover, the object of the insur gents in gathering there might be to dis tract attention from Maceo in Pinar del Klo- At any rate, he would crush the rebellion' In the latter province before dealing with the insurgents elsewhere. Havana, Nov. 21. Every errort has been made to learn the true reasons for the return last night to Havana of Cnpt. Gen. Weyler from tho province of Pinar Del Wo. All that is known is thit.he came here on the gunboat from Marlel, rccom panled by one adjutant. The re-it of his staff came by rail from Artemisa. Gen. Weyler has made no official 'leclara tldn. concerning the condition or affairs In the province J PinarJJcl ltlo. In an In-, lervlew had with him Just before he II ft Tinar Del Klo he. said he was satisfied with his campaign'.'a'IIe had crossed tothe south and had expected to meet Maceo to give him combat. He had, however, met only small bands of rebels, who disap-peared-wuen the Spanish troops camcniar to tliem- Wlien qucstfoned concerning the w here abouts cl Maceo, Gen. Wejler said. "I do not know where he Is. It is certain that I did not meet him in either the nills or dells of Tlnar Del ltlo. Despite ttcir reputed bravado, the rebels always flee on the approach of troops." KILLING THE CATTLE. Gen. Weyler added that the supplies of cattle that had been obtained by the In surgents are disappearing, the trcieps cai turing and destroying all that they saw. The military combination planned by him had resulted as he had expiHrti d. Allthese combinations were not finished, but there would be much less to do at the md of the year. The press comments on the return of the captuln general are very guarded, as Is natural under the strict censorship exer cised here. It Is rumored Uiat he will soon return to the field. One report has it that the chief reason for his return to Havana was pressing government business which demanded his, personal attention. How ever, nothing really definite Is known, and events in the near future are anxiously awaited. Seme dissatisfaction Is quietly expressed even by loyalists that Gen. Wejler, after Ills leng preparation to innict a crushing blow on Maceo, should now come hack to the capital without even catching sight or tre main body of the rebels. The rebel sjmpa"tliizcrs are jubilant, believing that Gen. Weyler's return signalizes the aban donment of his personal leadership ot the campaign. TRIAL STORY DENIED. The ste ry circulated by a New York paper to the effect that the men captured cm the American filibustering schooner CnmricU tor had been retried by court-martial, de spite a protest filed by Consul-General Lee prior to his departure from Havana, is absolutely without a word of truth. Only the preliminary examinations of the pris oners on their second trial, as ordered by the supreme military and naval tribunal In Madrid, have as yet occurred, as was re ported nt the time by the Unitesl Asso ciated Presses. It is not known wtcn the trials will take place. New York, Nov-24. The sympathizers with the Cuban cause in this city were v ery jubilant today over-tho news th it Captain General Weyler had returned to Havana. Several reasons arc given for Hie gen eral's action In withdrawing from the field, one of them being that Marquis Ahumada, who took charge of affairs In Havana during theabsence of Gen. Wev lor, did not properly conduct the war. "The Cubans all agree that Weyler's Ti mi imf--gi g--V1' YrimrfBiiil campaign la Pinar del Klo nan been a failure. Scnor Estrada I'alma, pres ident of the Junta, in "conversation with a reporter today, said: DISGilACED HIMSELF. "I think Gen Wejlir has disgraced him self by leaving the field, for, although le has over three times the number of men at hiscouimuiid than M.iceo'haM in Pinar del Hio, he has not accomplished his avowed iKirpose of crushing toe rev olutionista. "The Information has come to me," he continued, "that the Insurgent forces under Gen. Calixto Garcia have besieged Puerto I'rlnciio, the fourth largest city ln the island, which thov now practically control. This, I believe, had something to do with his return, for ho is netded In Havana to direct the entire movements or the Spanish army " BAD DATFoFMiTHEWS Damaging Evidence Given in the Irwin Murder Trial. letters Written by the Prisoner to Mrs. Irwin Were Inter- ecpted and Head. (Special to The Times.) La Plata, Md Nov. LM. Several of the State's mo-t luqiortant witnesses testi fied today in the trial of George Mat thews, charged with the murder of James J Irwin at Allen's Freshon August 2. The first witness called was John C. Ir win, father of the murdered man He said he had redd some ot the letters written by Matthews to Mrs. Irwin, which hadbcen intercepted by the latter husband. Constable Joseph H. Howard testified when he arrested Matthews l.e found the latter'sclothing wet He also said he found lu Matthews' shanty a newspaper which corresponded to the paper used as wadding in the gun with which the Ulllngwasdone. Jcrrerson D. Robertson testified to the finding or letters In Matthews'trunk which the latter said were from Mrs. Irwin. Mrs Charlotte Stein testified that at 3:30 on the morning after the murder she saw a man sculling along the river off Kock Point and thither husband recognized the m an as Matthews Throughout today's proceedings the ac cused inanlfe-ted intense interest, espe cially when a tilling point was made. The letters In question were not read to the Jury, as counsel for the State wished to hold them for a later stage of the trial. MURDERERS ON TRIAL.- CliarKed with Killing; Clarence Thornton nt .sandy Springs. Siiecial to The Times.. ncckvllle. Md , Nov -J4. The trial of Terry Elcom, Arctic M. Hcokms, Charles Hi pklns, Samuel Budd, Elijah Hatchet and Henry Ilcpkins for tl e murder of Clarence TLcriiton on June 7 was begun this morn ing with Judges James Henderson and John Lnch in the bench. The counrel for the State were Messrs Alex. Kllgour and Clurle'8 Priltvmnn; for the defendants. Messrs Edward Peter, Alby Henderson and Itobert Peter. The crime was committed In the grove adjoining -the Sharp street Mithodht Church, Sandy Springs. An all day meet ing was being Held, ut which Clarence Thornton and a crowd of colored men rrom Brighton, who had been drinking, were In attendance. A rivalry that has existed Tcr jiars be tween the Brighton and Sandy Springs negTLesied toa dlscu-sion between Charles Htpkins and Thornton, during which nop klns called Thornton u llar-rhc lalterlni medlatJly drew a razor,, cut him acrm tte arm and breast anil then ti-olc to his heels. He was followed by Hopkins friends and filially struck down by a Mow from a cluti in the hands of Elcom. He was th'-n Jumped upon by the others, who fractured Ms chest by stamping tti him, thtrebv caus ing his death. Counsel fi r thedefen-e at the opening of the trial demurred to the indictment, which wasoverruled. Amotion wastfcm made to tr Eicon s case In severance, which the c:urt also overruled. Mr Peter then brought before the court an affidavit signed bv Elccm asking for a change of venue, which point.-nttrr some argument, wasgruuted.and Frederick City chosen T he trial of the others as accessories be gan at 11 o'clock, a Jury soon being em paneled. Witnesses examined by the Stctr de fciibed wrere the crime was urn tnltt.sl and told ol the feuds existing hit ween the parties at the time CABINEF TALK AT CANTON Nuuics of IMngley and White Promi nently Mentioned. Canton, Ohio. Nov. 24.-Wlule Major Mc Kinley w.uslistenlng to some or hlstiohilcal visitors this afternoon a siore of Boston voung women, whoglvesjmphouy concerts called nnd brought their Instruments with them. Thev were presented to Major and Mrs. McKinley. and for half an hour the l'res'dent-eleit anil his friends gave them selves over to the enjoyment of good music. Major AleKlnley's visitors were numerous today, anil he expects Important visitors tomorrow. Ex-Oov. Merrlaiu. of Minne sota; will probably be here with some ot his irleiids lo discuss the political situation in the Northwest, with reference to repre sentation in the Cabinet. Mr. Menlim's friends are understood not lo be .supporti rs of the movement In Tavor of SenatorCushv man K. Davis, of Minnesota, for Seeritary of State. Thev think if Minnesota is given a Cabinet position tin honor ought to lie bes'owed on Mr. Mi rrlam. There i more talk ot Andrew D White for Secretary ot State than has been heard In Canton at any time since tie election, and the I cllef Hint Nelson A Dingley ot Maine mav be itv New Englind number of the Cabinet gains strength Aiuum: Major McKinley's callers today were Mr. and Mrs. John A. Logan, Jr.: Judge Ambler, who formerly reprcse'iited McKinlev's district in Congress, and rx Assistaut Postmaster General J N T.v ner. Major and Mrs. McKinley wen- guests of lionor at dinner this evening at the resi dence ot Mr. William Hawks. Murderer's Petition Kefnscd. Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 2 1. The supreme court today refused to grant a hearing to Frank Tlcrny, an Erie county murderer, and he will be h ung In the State prison l.err on Thanksgiving night unless, the Governor interferes. Tierney Ullrd George Hupman Ina freight car near Sandusky last summer. So. 1 Shelving", ."52 Per 100 Feet. 12 Inches wide. Dressed. Frank LibhcyA Co , Gth st, and N- Y. ave. Bctterput new sashin that window Bar ker has 'cm. 049 New York avenue. As the Walls Fell. &&&&&&&2sS&., LUMBER FEDJHE FLAMES Mills and Yard of Thomas W. Smith, Destroyed by Fire. LOSS WILL EEACH 35,000 Snperb Couflugrntlon That Drew 'iiiunsunds to the Scene Heat Scorched Xeurby Houses and the I.ntlie Department Was Culled Out Origin in the I'ngine ltoom. The extensive lumber mill and wood yard owned by llionus W siiit.u, situated at Ihecomerof FlrstanJ G strerts northeast, were destroyed by fire last night. Of the property noinlng le mains this morning but a pile of smouldering cnibera -1J- is-wciiarreei uoaius. .i--ia(ge onct. structure occupied as a mill Is level with the ground and Its contents, consisting of valuable ma :hineryand n-any thousand feet of finished lumber, Isdestroycl. Air. i-mtth phizes his lu-w in round num bers at $35 000. He estimates the loss " on the buildings at MO.Oou, mat on tne machinery at the same llgure, and tho value of the lumber destroyed at about; $15,000. Neither the building nor machinery wert insured, and the only protection was 53, 000 Insurance on the lumber. owing to the nature of the materials which the fiie fed trcn the Uaze spre-ad rap.rjy and within a fiw n (n-ents after discovery the flames, had laten through the building and the entire structure was a Llazlng mass. When the fiie depart ment reached the scene it w as at once evi dent that any effort to save the building was Useless and the firemen directisl their attention to surioandlng prorerty m the hope of preventing the spread of the Haines. KEPT WITHIN BOUNDS. In this they wen- successful, but had a high or even moderate wind teen blow ing it would have teen liuiio-sible to con fine the flames and the whole northeast section f the city would have been en dangered. In contrast to other large fires which, havelalely cecums! in the city,thTe wan no loss of lire, and up to a late hour iasr, night not an accident of any kind had Leen reported. Conflicting reports as to the origin of the blaze were plentiful. It Is believed, however, that the flames started in the engine anil boiler-room, at the southwest; corner or the building and worked their way rapidly through the piles of dry lumber stored on the ground floor, until the entire lower part of the structure wai ablaze. But one man was in the building at the time, the night watihman. Frank Talbert He had completed his rounds of the yards and had inspected the built r and engine room, but a few moments before the first sign or the fire was discovensl. He stated that a fire Is kept beneath the boiler at night by means of a patent silf-feedin,j arrangement, which alluwsa small quantity of shavings to fall into the grate at cer tain intervals and it is possible that from this source the names started. In the office, which Is at the northwe-t; endof the building, the stove had b. en cold all day.. i ml with the exce ptionofthc lantern carried by the watchman a.id the small flame beneath the boiler there was no fin; In the building. . , WAS A 8LTERB 'SCENE. 1 As a magnificent sprc-tacrc ln-s nre waa beyond comp ire, and from thestandpeint ot a disinterested looker-on, a sight rarily en countercd. The low, overhanging clouds were lighted up until the heavens seemid ablaze Tho white doineof the Capitol -tood ruddlly out against the blackness beyond. and tall build ings ror squares around were silhouetted against the glare. As thefire gained head way and resched the roof clouds of sparks hot up and fell In burning showers on the surrounding housetops and the heads of the crowd Longiolumus of heavy. Llaiksmdko ascended from the tall ihlmneys of tht buriiiag building and hung in theairabovo like a p"dL The heat was Intense Houses half a. square away were scorched, the windows in buildings across the street bulged and tracked, the verv air sevincd lurched and the never-ending shower of sparks started miniivtare fires on every hand The heat forced the crowd hack inch bv Inch until North Capitol street seemed a living sea of pushing, half suffocatce! hu manity Their white faces staring up eagerlv at the towering clouds of flame, the figures of the firemen in theforeground rushing back and forth In thelilinclingre.it, the puffing of the engines, the roar of th. rlames. hoarse shouts or men giving orders, the long-drawn "Ahs" sent up by thou sands of throats as some jsirtion of tho burning structure went down with a crash, all went to make up a picture not easily descrlbablc. Thccrowd was cnormou Probably never before In the history of large fires In Wash ington have to many people witnessed .i conflagration It was Jest Til oVIkIc when the first alarm was turned in, and the streets were tilled with people. LIKE A BURNING CITY. The glare, which Illumined the entire eastern si-ction of the city, attracted thou sands, who hurried In the direction ot tho blaze The llcht was so bright that tho windows ot houses for many squares in every direction reflectisl the glare and cave the hurrying passer-by the impression that the whole rection was ablaze. Men pushed eagerly rorwnrd until the heat scorched their clothing and drove thini back, and women struggled bravely in the crowd. Every point of vantage was cap tured at once. The big null towered above all sur rounding buildings and there was nothing to obstruct the view. Every housetop was black with people, trees and tele- , graph poles held their share of spec tators, and the freight cars along tho B. & O. Railroad tracks were literally cov ered. The small boy came in evidence again Continued on Fourth Tage. Simply giving moulding away. Barker, 640 New York avenue.