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- rtjsyssjio -v -r,"cv5vT ,; -z.-x.-mvn.- - THE MOEBNG TIMES, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1896. " -&& THE ISlGTOd (Mornikc, Evening and Sunday.) OWNED AND ISSUED BY THE WASHINGTON TIMES COMPANY. TIMES BUILDING. gouxmvrsT CouNr.u Pennsylvania Ave nue and Tenth stkbkt. Telephone Editorial Rooms. ISO. liubiucM OlUoc. 3J7. rrJcc Morning or Even in Edltion..One Cent Suuday Edition TJirco Ceuts Monthly, oy Canier Moridng and -Suuday. Thli tv-flvo Cents " EvoniHg Thirty Cents .Morning, ) Evening and V Fifty Cents bundny. ) BY 5IAJX, POSTAGE I'KEI'AID. Morning, Evening; and Suuday 50o ilnmliig and Sunday 33c Evening and Sunday 35e The Times Iiuh n regular and permanent Famllv Circulation much greater than any other paper, morn ing or evening, published in Wash ington. As a News and Advertising Medium it bus no competitor. "WASHINGTON, D.f. DECEMKEK 19. 1KXJL There is hardly a doubt that theSenate CUBA AND THE will with practical unanimity agree to tlie Cameron rcsolu- tion, to bo repotted Pit KS I DENT, from tbe Cominluee on ForelKii Affairs, recognizing the inde pendence of tlie Cuban republic. But as Mimlng that the resolution will go thiough tlie IIoum", how about tlie President: "Will lie veto it? Tlie probabilities are that lie will, but tbe friends of recognition feel con fident Hint tliey can pass the resolution even ovei a veto. Tl.eir assurance would fcei'in to be well founded tf the vote on the Cuban resolutions If fit session ecu be taken as a mtenon, because the disagreeing votefcinenherbianch were exceedingly few In number. A turning sucb unanimity to be bbor.-n with refeicnce to the Joint icsolu tinn now reported, the President and his Eeeretsry or State should Ikjw to the ex prehM'd wishes of the representative bianch or the govei Hincnt and give force to the mutation by prompt action. From Cleve land's well-known obstinacy, however, this Is not tt be expected, and lience a veto end a vote nullifying it may lie looked for. The iepreseiitmions made by Secretary Olney to tite Foreign Affairs Committee respecting the inadvisability of committing Uic United States to a positive course of action at this time do not appear to b.ive made a deep impression. The nice diplo matic distinctions drawn by the Secretary did not Hppe.il to the judgment of men who looked Mt the question from the standpoint or immunity. They had taken account of the stab" or the public mind and may have arrived at the conclusion that the im pulses of the people tended in the right direction and made for justice. It may -nave occurred to them that a people who Tor two years, wilh unequal forces, have maintained a successful warfare against a power having all tne sdvnntngi-s ac corded to belligerents deserves to !e recogiiizrd as such At any rate, the action of the Senate committee is in ac cord with public sentiment, a fact all the more to be ppi eclated as this branch of Ihc national legislature his lately come la be rg:rdod as not responsive to the jxpress wishes of the people. TJils resolution may be the red rag tbat willexc uethe Spanish bull to fury. Ther will le no doubt a great deal of bluster, and the orfer contained in the si'cond flection of the Joint resolution, or friendly mediation on the part of the United States between Spain and Cuba, will be indignantly spurned. There will be a reat showing by the Spanish government or threatening preparations for a naval war, for" the populace must be appeased, but it is extremely doubtful if Spain will be so foolhardy as to really rush into a fight with t he United States, which must terminate disastrously Tor her and in volve not only the loss of 'uba without tompensation but a heavy indemnity to this country. IT, however, contrary to ex pectation, Spain should regard tlie recog nition of Cuba's independence as casus lelli, the United States will not be found toS-e unprepared lor the scrimmage, which Rill be short and decisive. No one has yet suggested Mint the Texas be used as a Presidential ducking boat. The Cuba Libre spirit in the House has evidently gotten lost In some of the new Jangled ventilators recently put in. The action of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday will hardly appeal o Benor Be Lome's sense of the ridicu lous. Insomuch as the T suggestion has reccnt- GURFEW ly been made that "Washington ought to SHOULD NOT have a curfew law to keep little boys and RING. girls indoors after 9 T p. m., the experience which other places $avc bad with such an ordinance becomes a piatter of Interest. Several for "Western Cities have engaged in this tentative re form with varying results. Official re ports on the subject are not yet at hand, ko we are unable to show b statistical array or other aggregation of facts just bow the thing has worked. Judging, how cver, fromoecjisitinalcomineiitslntheneWh papersofthedirrerentlocalitiesthe.suspicion is aroused that it has not proved a howl lug success. For instance, the flourishing lilUc town of Butler, in Pennsylvania, tried it; not very long, to be sure, but long enough for the people to become thoroughly disgusted -wilh it, and insis,t that it Mull be repealed. They found that children could not be sent out upon tlie ordinary household errands after durk without being brought under the ban of the law,and that they bad voluntarily subject cd the young sters, as well as themselves, to a species of Intolerable and utterly unreasonable tyr anny. There Is no reformatory agent for chil dren so effective as the parent. The sense p duty Is there tempered with affection, and a regard for the children's welfare that cannot be possible la any other individual or any company of them regulates their coming and going. Apart from this view of the case, however, is the feeling that anything like a curfew law is an unwar ranted interference with personal free dom, an irksome restraint foreign to Amer ican ideas. Parental control hhoufd not l)e lightly interfered with. It rests upon a natural and moral law that stands Tar above any statute enacted by legislative assemblies. This fact Is recognized to the widest possible limit by the courts, who do not deprive parents or the control of their children unless it is clearly shown that one or the other, or both, are morally un fit to exercise it. The curfew is a remnant of comlitloiis that obtained in day when men's prl.-.itc affairs were largely regulated by public edict; when it was prescribed how they should dress, and when the watchman went about the street with liellebard and bin tern crying the hours of the night and otdering all lights put out in tlie houses. j It Is utterly out of place In this age and, of all lands, in the United States. Can It he possible that Mr. Wanamakcr's desire to succeed Don Cameron is a scheme to advertise a new lot of Senatorial toga which he may place on his bargain counter? It is a reasonable supposition that the 4th of March cannot come any too quickly for the ducks of South Carolina. Every statesman in the country agrees RESTORING with every other statesman that the THE MERCHANT MARINE. shipping trade of the United States ought to be built nil again. They all concur that it is a shame that the American flag has practically dis appeared from the seas. Unless seen float ing from the masthead or some American man-of-war, It is a rare spectacle in for eign ports. It was different once. Uhe time was when the American merchant marine outnumbered even Great Britain's, when our clipper ships were seen every where, and when American exports and imports were carried iuAiuericau bottoms. It is the saddest kind of commentary upon our shipping laws to think that with the marvelous progress the world has made in ship building, and with the constantly increasing evidence that the United States can beat the world in the construction of the fastest of vessels of modem kind, this country should stand at the foot of the list in respect of the size or its merchant marine. There is no use crying over spilt milk, sayb the old adage. What needs to be done is to devise legislation, not tentative, but positive, which will restore our ocean trade to the proud eminence It once occupied. There are two ways of doing this. One is to impose a discriminating tonnage tax on merchandise carried In foreign or American bottoms The other is to extend the policy of mail subsidies cariied out in the case or the American Steamship Line and pursued energetically by Eng land. Germany and France. Some are o posed to the former method because it is protection out and out; otheis object to the latter for the reason that they hold the government should not subsidize any thing. Both forget, however, that unless one or the other of these policies is car ried into practice American shipowners could not compete successfully with their more favored foreign rivals. It matters not what are the means employed to wrest the lost ocean trade from the grasp of those now holding it, so the end aimed at Is at tained. Of course, in this case there is also a wheel within a wheel. The more ships are built in our ship yards the greater will be the demand for skilled and un skilled labor; the greater this demand, the better will be the workinginen's wages; the better the wages, the greater rhe gen eral prosperity, for in ship-building neatiy every industry enters. Thus it will be seen much depends upon wise legisla tion, and well may the hope be expressed that the next Congress will be found equal to the task of enacting it. Stuart should have inserted a silence clause in his contract. The country can hardly stand Corbctt and Congress at the same time. It Is to be hoped, that "Wizard Herrmann does not find it necessary to use necromancy in his present abode. -SECRETARY FRANCIS. The delay on the part of the Senate in acting upon the nomination of Mr. Francis for Secretary of the Interior is something unusual, and appears to show that there is some foundation for the tc port that his confirmation will be opp sed by the silver Democrats in the Senate. It would seem to be the part of prudence on the part of the silver brethren to vent their spleen on some other person than a nominee to a Cabinet office. These ate places which the Piesidenthas a right to fill with men of his own choice, and who arc in thorough sympathy with liis. views. To reject Secretary Francis because he is a sound money man would be manifestly improper on the part of the Senate. Boston Herald. QUAY. There is said to be a Cabinet place for Quay. He is a good fighter, and therefore he is slated for Secretary of the Navy. Buffalo News . Mr. Quay refuses to lick the hand that smote him. On the contrary, he seems dis posed to rise up and lick the man who did the smiting, Cleveland Press. Harrett'is Hill "Will Prove n Fizzle. Representative Barrett appears to be lieve that none but Senators and Repre sentatives arc competent to fill Cabinet positions; bis bill making only such eligible is not likely to receive popular support. Manchester (Mass.) Union. Does Prohibition Prohibit? We are, of course, not to suppose that most of tho Congressmen who voted to ex clude liquors from the Capitol were in wardly raising the question: Does prohi bition prohibit? Springfield Republican. The True Process of Endearment. It isn't necessary for the Cleveland ad ministration to look around for any final act to endear it to the people. Getting out will be sufficient. Detroit Trib:w City Brevities Rumsey C. Smith was arrested last night ror fast riding by Policeman Robertson, of the Eighth precinct. Dall'ts E. Brady was locked up at the E street station-house last night on tho charge or beating his wife Alary. Harmcr St. C. Denny of Buffalo was yes terday appointed receiver of. the First Na tional Bank or Niagara Falls. N. Y. J. Taylor Ellyson, mayor or Richmond. Va and chairman or the Democratic State central committee, is registered at the Raleigh. A four-story apartment house will soon be erected at No. 1031 Nineteenth street. The building will be of brick with a Seneca stone front. Department Commander John C. MeKlroy with members of his staff made an of ficial visit to the temporary home for soldiers last evening. Rev. C. B. Ramsdell, pastor or the North" Presbyterian Church, will discuss "Founda tions'' tomorrow arternoon at the Y. M. C. A. gospel meeting for men. A youth named Sonny Blackbtone was artesled last night for pigeon stealing and locked up at No. 2. The stolen birds Were in Bluckstoiie's pockets when ai rested. W. S. Ballinger was-arrcstcd yesterday by Humane Officer John Relplinger and Policeman Boswell, of the Eighth pre cinct, on a charge of cruelty to anlinuls. The educational department and lit erary society of the local Y. M. C. A. have practically ta,ken a holiday until after the close of the Christians social season. Plans Tor the proposed new building or the Washington Hebrew Congregatlou have been uccepted and building opera tions will be commenced in the early spring. Laura Henry, a cook at No. 3300 O street northwest, started to carve a steak last evening, and came nearsevering a middle finger- Her in juries were dressed at Emergency Hospital. Mount Vernon Assembly of Painters, No. 174S, held their annual election of officers last evening at the rooms of the Workinginen's 'Library Association, No. 310 Eighth street northwest. The police made seventy-four nrre.its during the twenty-four hours ending at 9 o'clock yesterday morning. There were forty-three colored prisoners and thirty one whites, eight being women. Thomas Cox and Lewis Fields, colored boys, stole a ham from in fnnt or a Fonr-and-a-hair sticet meat stand last evening and later landed In the E street station house to answer a charge or petit larceny. The current number of the i'. M. C. A. MonthH contains an interesting historical sketch of the organization of the assr ciation, wiitten by Mr. Otes C. Wight aud contributed by his son, Mr. John B. Wight. Two '-agrants picked up by Mounted Po liceman Boland at the fiennlng stock yards weie locked up at the Ninth pre cinct last night. August Malfeldt and Thuinlon Uohartwerethe names they gave. Charles Belt, a colored lad. started on an ante-Christmas celebration last night by creating a disturbance on the Avenue, near Eleenth street. Patrolman Oriuni carried him to the Twelfth street station house. Albert Harvey, colored, No. 8 Liberty street, called at Emergency Hospital yes terday afternoon with a badly lacerated hand. Harvey had attempted to cut wood witli a hatchet and succeeded in getting his hand under the sharp blade. The case of Edwaul D. Scott, the col ored physician, who wasarrested yesterilay ariernoon on a warrant, charging him with the embezzlement of $2,060 belong ing to the estate or the late -Mrs. Susie E. Piiin, was yesterday continued until next week. His bond was fixed at $2,000. CII0ATE FOR SENATOR. There is so much talk about Joseph H. Choate for the United States Senate now adays, and the backing he has in opposi tion to Piatt, as to occasion the suspicion that he has the backing of Piatt, too. It is not, at all doubt Tul that Mr. Choate would make an admirable Senator- Brooklyn Citi zen. The anti-machine organization is to be congratulated on its candidate to the United States Senate. Joseph II. Choate Is generally conceded to be the gieatest living lawyer in this country. He stands upon the topmost lound or the ladder of fame. The office could add no further lustre to his name, but he would be a tower of strength in the Senate. -Ontario Journal. Choate fears no man. He will be ut terly indifferent as to whether Piatt likes his candidacy or not. All honest Repub licans in the legislature will take pleas ure in voting for Mr. Choate. Buffalo Ex press. It looks as if Mr. Choate would get the compliments and Mr. Piatt the votes- Syiacuse Post. Joseph H Choate as a candidate lor the Senate against Plait.- Foolish man! Rensselaer Courier. It won't be an easy Job to boat Mr. Piatt at best, but Mr. Choate's club friends and clients have made it harder New York Journul. EX-QUEEN LIL AND HAWAII. The erstwhile queen or Hawaii. Liliu okalani, has arrived in San Fraifcisco to use her influence to further the annexation ot the islands over which she once tided to the United Stales. The reason for this complete change of attitude on the part of her former majesty of the Cannibal isl ands is the fact that the Hawaiian govern ment has contracted to give her uu an nuity ot $10,000 if she vill exercise her good offices for annexation on her great and good friend, the President of the United States. Albany Journal. The question arisen whether President Dole and his cabinet had an inkling of the use to which Queen Lil would put her free dpm. and whether it was revenge upon Mr. Cleveland rather than clemency for her that prompted the pardon. But, if so, their mis chievous purpose will be foiled if the President resorts to Night, and the visit of the Queen of Shebn to Solomon will not be paralleled. New York Sun. We bad supposed that this bugaboo was laid long ago. If Hawaii is doing so well as Mr. Foster reports under its present government, there can be" no necessity Tor anybody's interference; butifany European or Asiatic government ever should attempt to interfere there, nobody can for a mo ment doubt what the United States would say and do. Until that Improbable emer gency shall arise why not leave the Ha wailans in peace? Philadelphia Times. It is barely possible that Mr. Cleveland lui6 so timed his next hunting excursion as to be absent when ex-Queen Lil reaches "Washington. He is not td be blamed for running away from such an unpleasant reminiscenqe. New York Journal. The present friendly trade relations be tween this country and Mr. Dole's domin ion are entirely satisfactory and far prefer able to any closer connection. Pittsburg Dispatch. PIOKKMK AT HOTELS. Mr. J. J. Van Alen. of Newport, tjie millionaire friend of Mr. Cleveland, whose j appointment to the Italian ministry fol lowed so closplyupon his contribution of $50,000 to tlie campaign fund of 1892 that the Senfitebf the United States thought there was some relation or cause and errect between tlie events, and so turned him down, is at the Shoreham. Mr. Van Alen has? a jfdeep disgust or polities since the episode inferred to, and his visit here now has no political significance. The little colony of Floridinns in "Wash ington make the; moms or Congressman Sparkman at the- Metropolitan a sort of rallying point. There j'k always a box of Florida oranges open there, and big black cigars made orn grade or Florida tobbacco almost matchless in quality are handed out ito the visitors of Mr. Sparkman. ' Last night there Was a little group of Florldians in the Metropolitan lobby and they adjourned tcr the aforesaid habitat of oranges and cigars. "Nat" Walker, -who Is the Warwick or the Land of Flowers, anil makes and un makes the political fortunes of everybody down there, wis among' the number. Mr. "Walker led the Florida delegation In the Chicago convention and cast the firatvetu in that convei.tkm Tor Mr. Bryan. He was leading clerk or the convention and his stentorian voice caused the observation that Florida's delegation was little but blamed loud. Besides being in all proba bility the best-known man in State poli tics in his SUite, he has the added distinc tion ot being an author, whose dialect poems-are ruinous all over the country. Both Mr. Walker und Mr. Sparkman be lieve that Senator Wilkinson Call will succeed himself in the Senate. The op position to Mr. Call comes from the cor porations of the State-, especially from the Flagler and Blunt railway systems. These interests and the others who are fighting Mr. Call, are unable to settle on any one candidate on whom to pool their votes and influence. They are jealous of each other and their mutual hatred is greater than their dis like of the present incumbent. Out of this squabble, Mr. "Walker thinks, Mr. Call will pluck his victory. Hon. Thomas E. Davis of Grafton, W. Vn., sometime a candidate for governor or his State, and always a prominent figure in politics aud finance there, is registered at "Wlllard's. Hon. Robert "W. Davis, Representative elect from the Second district of Florida, is registered at the National.. Besides having business engagements to call him here, he will make use of .some of his time in learning the ropes of Congressional lire so that the extra session that he thinks is sure to be called will not rind him a stranger to tho way he will travel arter next March. Mr. Davis is a typical Southerner, with the suavity and good-fellowship that is traditional among Southern gentlemen. He has none or that lack or acquaintance with his own s,ciuc of dignity that some times characterizes the new Congressman. His perfect knowledge of the necessities and desires or Florida, and his identity with the great interests or the State is the best possible guarantee or his m.c cessin nnt tonal life as her Representative. He has decided opinions on the -CuUau question, and thinks that independence cannot come too soon for the unfortunate island. y "But," he sard, "the people of Florida are opposed tt the annexation of Cuba to the UnitcdSwtes. That .the Island should gain its Independence is desired by all; every feeling' or" humanity and love of liberty uiiTte HT-tbiK dcpiuml',- but aside from theconsiderauomoT (We difference in character of populatiuiivjv1t1eh would render assimilation difficult it not impossible, there remain certain 'economic considerations that must be taken into account. "The people or Florida have investments amounting to millions or dollars, both in manufacturing interests and In plantations, that would have to compete, on an alto gether diffeieiitbasisfrom the present, with similar industries in Cuba. I do not be lieve that the people of Florida should be exposed to this shock or competition, and 1 know that annexation is not consid ered desirable by those citizens whose business interests have brought them in close touch with Cuba and the Cubans This must not be construed as opposition to independence: as I said, we all ravor it, but we are opposed to annexation." Judge Blakey, of Tappahannock, Va., is registered at tlie Metropolitan and is ac companied In his visit to the Capital by his newly wedded wife. Judge Blakey is prominent in "Virginia politics, having been the Presidential elector for his dis trict, the First, as well as a delegate to the Chicago convention. He will remain In Washington for several davs. Apropos of the fads of public men, it was said by a West Virginian at an up town hotel last night, that the late Senator Kenna Avas, when alive, pas sionately devoted to amateur photography, and was skilled beyond belief in the mysteries of that art. lie used to devote every spare moment to his camera aud his dark loom, and was prouder ot a well-developed print than of his match less eloquence and power to move men's hearts. Izi this connection, somebody in the party told this story: "Artists men of paints and brushes, that is arc proueto deny that photography is an art. They scoff at Us claims and say that it is the mere record of fact and incapable of idealization, the true aim of art. But it has certain advantages, which are best illustrated by tlie story of the old Scotch gardener who had watched the slow growth on the canvass of a roam ing artist, of Ihe 'painted semblance' of the landscape -which he helped, by his daily labor, to make worthy of the artist's brush. About the time of the comple tion of the picture, his better acquaintance with the painter emboldened him to ask: " 'Man, why dinna ye go in Tor photog raphee?" y " "The artist explained that photography was not art. ' "' ' Weel, I dmtiH ken about that,' said the gardener, vbbt it's a deal quicker,' and taking a close look at the canvas, added: 'And a'd--d sight likcr.'" FRIZZELL.'iS STORY DENIED in' His "Would-be Victim Says She Had Xo 'Desire to Die. Plymouth, N1.' H., Dec. 18. Mrs. Edith Caldon YouiigWbo was shot In both ears last Wedpesday-by'Harry Frizzell, regained consciousness tdday and made a sworn statement beforeta justice. Frizzell shot jMrs. Young and then at tempted to kill lumself. He left a letter saying in part that Mrs. Young would die rather than leave him and that they had determined to die together. A few "hours after the shooting he regained conscious ness and said that the shooting was done and the letter was written at Mrs. Young's suggestion, that he loved her and that neither desired to live. The story as told by Mrs.. Young to day is entirely different, and contradicts Frizzell in all particulars. She says she despised Frizzell and had desired him t leave her boarding-house; that she haa no idea of killing herself, nor did she plan to have Frizzell shoot her. She did not know he was in the house until, when she was Ih the sitting-room, she heard the door open and Frizzell entered and with an oath threw his arm about her neck from behind and shot her In the ear. Frizzell was conscious today and keeps to his original story. The attending phy sician says that there is more than an even chance of both recovering. e Santa Glaus Real As possible for the youngters this Christmas. Make him a generous old Kris Kringle, showering on them the bounty that our special prices for today render possible. Boys' Suits. Of course, Tram the very begin ning or good ness S2. -18 to the very end ot rmeness 20. Isothlug less would be a com plete stock our stock And you count on us to fahow that al ways. Pick any where along this price-Unoandyou can be sure or better values had elsewhere. C3- than are to be Comparison will prove It. Experi ence has proved It to thousands of shrewd-buying parents. We've del egated some ot the best qualities in this stock to do bargain duty today. One hundred Short Pants Suits In three dirrerent shades and three dll rerent plaid erfects. Very nobby and stylish strictly .All-wool Cussi meres, made up just us well as the best hands In thecountrj know how to make Fit ages 0 to 10 ears. These are suits that you u reauilv pay SO or 0.50 for and would have to any whereelse Xnuis Price Boys' Reefers. Our line will re spond at any price you want to pay rrom$l,43toS12. There are no half dozen stores In town that can comhlneumimntcti our Reefer show ing. The valuesln each grade are re markable reeont mcndnhle, Aud as longas you arego mg to make them as gifts, give fine Mi 'A M ' ones. '. e 11 help jou to do it with some lowered prices. with red riannul of best grade. Regular English Pilot Cloth Reef ers, with storm collar and lined Smooth finished verv genteel Fit ages 4 to 15 j ears. tan t bo du- f plicated lu town under V SU.oO. jj Ximis Price VJ SAKS AND 'Saks' yJ UOUT m - . - ''.'.''''. - L-ROAD SCANDAL BREWING. Sensational Suit Filed by u Man hattan Bondholder. Albany, N Y., Dec 1. A sensational case was begun before the attorney general of the State ot New York today. Mortimer Hendricks of New York city, a bondholder ot the Manhattan Railway Company, which owns and operates the EIcated Railway system or New York city, made application to Attorney General Hancock asking him to begin an action against the directors or the Manhattan company for Judgment compelling them to pay back to the railtoad company the amount of money paid to the stockholders in dividend? in excess of surplus profits, and removing the directors rrom of! ice and i entraining them and their successors in office from declaring and paying divi dends in excess of the proHts of the cor poration. Mr. Hendricks was directed to serve notice or his application upon the directors of the company and a hearing was sot before the attorney general for next Wednesday. Mr. Hendricks asserts that during the year ending June 30, 1895, the coiupuny paid Si ,800,000 dividends, which was 5?277,9ul in excess of their surplus profits, aud that during the year ending June 30, 189G, the company paid the same amount ot dividenils. which was SG81.&02 in ex cess of the surplus proMs or the company. He says that since June 30, 1800, the di rectors declared a quarterly dividend amounting to 5450,000, although the net income was only $147,000. He claims that the earnings or the cor poration have not been .sufficient during the last two years to pay the expenses of operating the road, its fixed charges and the dividends on the stock by about Sl, 020,000, and he charges the fact to be t hat the excess ordividends over the profits have not been paid out ot the surplus protits, but out of loans made by the cor poration, and that thus a debt was created to pay excess dividends amounting to over $1,000,000. The directors- who Mr. Hendricks desires the court to remove from, tho office are George Gould, Edwin Gould, Howard Gould, Russell Sage, Thomas T. Eckcrt, Samuel Sloan, Robert M. Galloway, Donald Mackay, Joseph Eastman, A. L. Hopkins, G. P. Morosini, Warren B. Smith, and John J. Terry. The officers of the company are: Presi dent, George J. Gould: secretary und treasurer, D. W. McWilliams, and the general manager, W. J. Frnnrioli. In his petition to the attorney general Mr. Hendricks declares that he Is the owner of bonds of the Manhattan Railway Com pany of a face value of $7,000, and charges "that the directors of said cor poration have paid out or the funds of said corporation aud transferred to otheis large sums of money unlawfully and in violation or their duties: that said directors have abused their trust and have been guilty of misconduct in office, and nave alienated propeity belonging to the said corporation contrary to a provision of law , and are about to alienate still more property belonging to said corpora ion contrary to a provision or law." Mr. Hendricks quotes rrom the company's annual reports to the Suite railroad com missioners to substantiate his chniges. Ho says that the statement in the ofricial re noi ts that the dividends were paid trom surplus profits is false, and that there are no surplus profits. He says: "Your petitioner further states tbat the surplus prorits reported June 30, 1893, as aforesaid, were $0,345,245.59, and on June 30, 1396, $4,(563,342.74; that If the expense ot obtaining the title to said load, other than the cost or tangible property, was deducted from said item of asset the so-called surplus would entirely disap pear, and that ir the actual value or said road and its equipment was employed rather thanitseost, thecupitalof said cofn panj, in your petitioner's belief, would be impaired." AS VIEWED IN LONDON. English Press Comment on the Cuban Resolution. London, Dec. 18. Commenting tomor row on the action ot the foreign committee of the American Senate In agreeing to report favorably Senator Cameron's reso lution recognizing the independence of Cuba, the Dally News will say It is of the ypinion that the committee's action will not tend to any immediate result. It remarks that the condition of Cuba is a serious matter, nnd is naturally Ir ritating to the free neighboring republic, jhe strength of the supporters of the resolution lies in the Tact that Spain is unable to subdue Cuba and will p'rob ably be willing to attempt a dramatic stroke of vengeance against the United Stattes. The Standard implies its belief that Spain would be able to take such a course owing to the naval weakness of the United Wo'll give the hoys a FOOTBALL Ireo with every Suit, Overcoat or Heeler bought In our Boys' Department. Tlie Cloak Department. -J-7V. Contributes Its spjic to i ..-! '11 day orrering. One line of Mis ses' Jackets and one line orCapes for ladles. Let your giving take not only the advantage or these choice val ues, but thesav ing that our spe cial prices make possible. 4y,.v tr- vf'w j )? Misses' Top Coats. A medley or handsome erfects in PersIanCloths.IrisliFriezes.Kerseys, Meltons and two-toned imported Novclt v Cloths. There are about 1 50 or them lu o dozen dirrerent styles. The're worth $10 you'll readily see that. Vour clolce ux, our Xmas Price WWB Ladies' Plush Capes. 4 Imported Silk Plush Capes those rituty jetted thibet-trimmed garments-cut 24 inches deep, and with 142-inch sweep. Lined all through with raney silk sio i re ally cheap It has been our icauer, but ror Saturday we shall or-' xer litem atttie Xmas Price Smoking Jackets. And Katti Robes.too. Acknowledged a hundred timesa day to be the best aud biggest assortment in town. Best because w are showing spe; daily made garments in exclusive erfects. You ei u Catch t txv price cue from these two English Eiderdown Jackets, in the new-, est colorings, bound with elvet silk frogs. Special price Blue, Black aud Garnet Tricot Jack ets, edged with silk, ; -and lastenlng with trogs. Special price I Robes rrom 2.39 to SI 5. COMPANY, Corner. - - - - .'.. - .'. - a..E s1' MsmmjtZaZaM saTTB93ss Si ,iTn.ii.Ticiii'iu tn S FOR SATURDAY ONLY. This solid (fl silver stem 43 winder and setter, (fl guaranteed 45 Vf This gold fill ed lock Brace let, with mak er's guarantee forlOyears.onty $.00 (Said elsewhere for double the money). Ladies' solid gold plain, chased orset R'ii2s 73 cts Solid gold Specs or Eyeglasses for ss2 so Quadruple plato silver butter dis!i , ssi oO S-d-iy marbleizoil gong Clock for S3 90 Ho id silvor sugar Spoon for SSI 00 Solid gold childreu'a Rings, with sots, for SO cts I This coupon ami 1 for S.lrer N.ipldn Good sturdily only. 5 cents King I LEW CALLISHER'S, 8 East Washington's Jeweler, g 225 Pa. Ave. S. E.. Capitol Hill. GSttQ csuMMMMKrs QSSS0S Slates, although it coucedes that the lat ter country in the long run would obviously provide to act with the force required. The paper does not defend Spain. It denounces as unseemly the Spanish re joicings over the death of Maceo. The Standard's Madrid correspondent telegraphs that the government has In formed Queen Regent Christina that Gen. Marin, captain general of Forto Rico, has in reply to an inquiry declared that he is in favor of administrative reforms in the Spanish West Indies. The correspondent asserts that in Spain a current is decid edly setting in tlie direction of granting reforms to Cuba and Porto Rico, even in conservative circles. The Chronicle regards the resolution as marking a crisis in the relations between Spain and the United States. It saxs it believes that the Senate and the House ot Representatives will pass the resolution iiumeidately, and adds that there would be a bad outlook for the relations of all na tions with the United States if its resolu tion should be passed over the President's veto, the chief danger being for the United States. ACCEPTED BY THE PRESIDENT "VVIll Allow the Citizens of George town, S. C, to Entertain Him. Georgetown, P. C, Dee. IS. The naphtha launch Water Lily, came up f re m the Presi dent's headquarters today alout 12:30 p. in., bringing Dr. O'Reilly and Mr. Lamber ton, who came for the purpose of com municating to Mayor Morgan Mr. Cleve-Iand'sacceptanceorthelnvitat-on extended by the citizens asking for an opportunity of again showing their regard for him per sonally and their appreciat.on of his serv ices as a public &ervan. The schedule arranged will bring the party into Georgetown on the tender Wistaria at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, when the President will be conveyed, at tended by Mayor Morgan, in a special car riage to the old historic building "The Winyah Indigo Hall," in which pluce he will hold a public reception for one hour. After this the party will be driven to the depot where they will board the special car "Corotia" for Washington, which des 1 tiuation they should reach early Sunday morning. The shooting yesterday and today has been exceptionally fine, Mr. Cleveland bagging yesterday fifty-eight ducks, only three less than on Wednesday Tomorrow moming also will be spent in the marsh. Coffee in Northern Latitudes. The farther North the more Injurious to the human system is the use of coffee. Greenlnnders have found It necessary to prohibit its use by the young. Excbange. It A 69 .5?ss. 4TAbifrzTirSK " " W KA1 38 piiJf (-Id else- g S vWS03s where for g S N!!' tw,cothe a V' ssg3My5QjJy- price.) ff, tf MUNYON'S COUGH MUN Y OS'S COUGH CUKE bU ps a c ough. allays irritation and lorer.esH or the chest and acts marvelou-sly as a loothlng anil heating balm for diseased lungs. It pos itively c ures bronchial cojgli, t ith rattling in the windpipe and tightness across the chest, rattling cough with secretions or mucus, honraeness, loss of voice, soreness rC the chest, difficulty in breathing-, coughs rrom nasnl catarrh, hacking cocgh of old people, srort, dry, with Quick breathing; languor, debility and night sweats, in fact, every ft.rrr or cough anu all pulmonary dis cuss, win-re the-limgsare nnttoo farcon Mimed by tut-urease- or covered bj tuber cles. Price 2cc A separate c nre for each disease. At all druggists, mostly 2Cc a vial. Prof. Million's wonderMl X-Raj ma chine is in active service. MLXYONS KLECTK1C.MAC1XI.XK. Cores A'araiysis, stm .mints, ea- raiiu, .M'Itous ieiises una All .Muscular 1'atns. The Doors are Open "You are wel 'eoiue. Office hours J) o'clock a. m. to 8 o'clock p. ui. Sundays, for the nccoininodatlon of those who can not come on week days, 11 a. ni. to 5 o'clock p. m. Mnnyon Homoeo pathic Home Kemeuy Company, B23 llith Street mv. GOLDENBERU'S, es-'ris 7th "st .ml 76tf K St. Clearing Sale You certain! won't be offered such values in Boys' Clothing elsewhere such an opportunity to buy the gifts you intend to make of this sort. We haven't waited until after Xew Years to reduce prices, preferring- to give you the benefit now, when th need of heavier clothes is great- est. Judjre how the entire stoci has been marked from these fein prices : Lot or 120 pairs Boy Blue and 151. ik Cheviot Long Pants. sizen ir to IP years Keduted iroui $1.50 to 89c pair. Lot or 4 blue Chinchilla Reerers, Sizes 3 to h years, deep sailor col i.irs, anil i-ound wiiii mohair DrauL Reduced from $2.50 to $1.39 each. Lot or Pure Wool Indisro BlueKnee Pants. Reduced from 75a to 50c pair. Lot of Pure Wool Cheviot andCas nnere Suits plaids, stripes- and la sizes (5 to 15 years. Rwlucud to $2.48 each. Hoys' heavy, sort Chinrhilla Uls ters, sizes 7 to 15 years blue and oxrord. Reduced to $3.98 each. Lot of 24 of these double-breasted Ionsr Cheviot Ulsters sizes 14 to l'J j ears. Reduced rrom 54.50 to $2.98 each. i'or tomorrow we shall offer those Hoys' 3tc. Plush Polo Caps, with slide bands to keep the ears warm satin lined, for 25c each. Lot or Hoys" White Blouses, size 3 to t years elegauUy embroider d. Will go for 39c each. Another purchase of wraps offer us an opportunity to quote even lower prices than ever before. "We are certain that we can save you much of the money you intended to pay. All satin-lined Persian Lamb Women's Jackets: also lot or Ker sey Jackets, hair satin lined and trimmed with small pearl buttons, deep arctic collars, box fronts. Solii recently rur sio now &A o "? going at qU.yj Children's Pretty Striped Elder down Coats: deep collars, trimmed with white Ancora fur. Sold re cently for 51.2o going SOc at Children's All-wool Cream Eider down Long Coats, with 5-pomted collars, trimmed with 5 rows or satin ribbon: well lined; sizes 6 inonthsupto45-ears:really C9 AQ worth S4 going at P Children's Fine All-wool Ladies' Cloth Long Coats, in red, gray, brown, anil blue: collar and extra capetrimmedwith 5 rowsof narrow silk braid: lined all through d?-? Qtt and worth S5.50, for.... pJ.70 50 Misses' Striped Two-tone Bou cle Jackets, hair lined with change able silk; full fly fronts: sizes twelve to eighteen years Q-3 Cn worth $5 lor ipO.VJU Children's and Misses' 6 to 16 year French Kersey Cloth Coats. navy and green new shield fronts, trimmed with small fancv buttons: deep arctic collar and halt satin lined really worth Cc Afl US for PO.HO GOLDEN BERG'S 926-928 7th T06 K Sts. An Xmas gift that's a "bird." Sweat singing Canaries, wita a very handsome cage, from $3.50 to 55. Blocking Birds, faU of music and mimicry, for $5. Handsome Par rots for $5. For Pigeon-lovin? Doys -jocbiiya aecod, nealthy Pigeon. Open evenings. Schmid's akSal Emporium, 712 1 2th St. -ss,r-? !.'-,., j?