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XrTV?."','"' V -v v ,i.i.y (f Ijl The Weather Today, J) f" III OOfi 090 was tha TIMES' circii I L(.u,Luu (ation for fasl waa!(. Partly cloudj'; no chang-e in temperature; variable winds. Ths STAR'S cirGUlaliQi flIJHl for last weak wa . m i VOL. m. 2s O. I.OOS. WASHINGTON, D. C, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1S96 SIXTEEN PAGES. THJREE CEXTS. v8-?" j"'"-'-'-?" "" - - i . fte I Usefti 1 Holiday Gifts Nothing- more useful for wife, mother, sweetheart ordaugrh ter, than a Capo or a Jacket. No tlma so propitious for Cloak buying1 as just now, -when special good fortune brings you the finest makes and the latest styles at half price. A cloak maker dissolving: partnership sold us his entire stock at just fifty cents on the dollar. s I Great Half Price g 4 1 O saieoi jacKem and Capes. SS, S7, ?Gand ?o Jack- U $12, S10 ets and Capes, ets and Cafes, $3.98 ;! $5.98 In this lot are elesant quality Boude Jackets AMnkliaii Cloth Jack ets, lush Friezi Jack- i els. i: a or Cloth Jack- ' els, i; -r and Chev- , ron Cloth Cap-is. and j Kersey Capes some ' plain, some fur trim- ' med, some silk lined, i Among these are all lined Astrakhan Cloth Jackets, Kersey Jack ets, Irish Frieze, Chev ron and Boncle Cloth Jackets, -SaltSe.il Plush Capes, genuine Astra khan Cloth Capes, Ker sey, Beaver and Chev ron Cloth Capes. Jack ets in box and shield front styles, silk lined and plain or fur trim med. Capes in all lengths, plain, jet or fur trimmed. .Jackets in box or Franklin style. Capes with iull sweep. - K Low Prices for 21c. and IPC. Ladies' Embroidered Handkerchiefs, a beautiful im ported sample line at i2Kc (3) 50c. and 35C. Lnaies' Handker chiefs, scalloped edges, 25c lUc. and oc. Handkerchiefs, fancy and mourning borders, 2Hc Closing Day's Cutting of Toy Prices. 5-2.23 Iron Tricycles S1.09 Jfl.00 Large Exp'ress; "Wagon-. GSc S3.00 Large Express Wagons-, S2.19 S4.00 Large Huckloards....S2.9S ?3.0u Large Combination Oak Table and Desk S1.98 ifl.25 Large Size Trunks 8c 1.25 fc'led- and Coasters H3e S1.5U Tool Chests SI. 10 1.3 iron 'Joys, all kinds.. 9fac (o . King's Palace, 812814 Seventh Street. Branch Store, 715 Market Space. :::i!ii!i!!i:::::;;;;(3); xn:x.si:i: is dead. Young "Wash lniiloninn! Suicidal Bul let Proved Fatal. John Randolph Niensee of this city, who Fhoi hiiw-elfin Balumore on Friday night, 'died la-t evening. The young man's mother and sister, wbo reside at No. 1S1:J Ninth street, left yoterday for the Monumental city. The funeral will take place today at 2 o'clock p. in. and the burial will he in Baltimore. Australian "Wool In California. San Franci'MX), Dec. 19. Large importa tions of Australian wool are being made here. All steamer.-arming from Australia J recently !ia-e had large consignments and the next steamer from Sydney has .10,000 bales among her cargo. Expected changes In the wool schedules of the tariff Jaiva after ifarcli 4. are icsponsiulcfor the large shipments. Uluff Cost Him His Life. Richmond, Va.. Dec. 19. News reaches here that on Thursday in Essex county Eddie Martin entered the store of Thoma-s -i. IC5y and picked a quarrel with him. After Kav had requested friend to re move Martin the latter put his hand to his plxtol pocket and threatened to shoot Kay, whereupon the latter drew and fired upon Martin with fatal effect. Voted to Continue the Strike. " Hamburg, Dec 19. A ballot was taken toy the striking dock laborers today with a view of ascertaining the sense of the fctrikers upon the question of continuing the strike or resuming work. The re sult of the balloting was that 7r65 voted In favor of a continuance or the Etrike j'nd 3.G71 in favor or abandoning the struggle and going back to Work. Holiday Shoppers. If you want to know how big your DOLLAR is how large its "PURCHASING power, bring it to US and Measure its value by the number and quality of suitable gifts it will purchase for the Men and Boys. ilAr rJl3TcJ!jV:n)RYBOr)Y wants and which under the conditions of this UlbbULUTION sale are yours at a valuation which makes the purchasing power of & Tour Dollar ' greater than ever in the WORLD'S HISTORY. There are Suits, Overcoats, Ulsters for Men and Boys. Hats, Shoes, Fancy Slippers, Mackintoshes, Fancy ' mfefenPnuPD8 Gl0Ves' Mfflers, and Handkerchiefs, n?A?PS.? ??R USEFUL ARTICLES, which would be APPREJ CIAIJSD by the recipient ROBINSON, CHERY & CO., "'St f '.' KING'S PALACE. T T J j and $S Jacl $20, $17 and ?14 Jack ets and Capes, , 8.98 Splemlid lot of extra qualitv Persian Astr.i- , khan Cloth Jackets, I Novelty Cloth Jackets, Kersey llroailcloth 'Jackets. Magnificent j Cloth Capes, Persian l Astrakhan Cloth Capos, Jackets in hox or em 1 pire styles and light- fitting clients, all colors, j plain or fur trimmed, I many all silk lined, some with deep storm collars. Capes in very latest styles. Other Gifts. Elegant line or Ladies' and Gen tlemen's Umbrellas good silk, fancy or natural handles, for $1.75 $1.25 Keal Kid Gloves, a fine lot in fourvbutton, two clasp and lace eff.-cts, in black, tans, reds, modes and whites, 88c 75c. Iron Tovs, all kinds.... Jfl.ou Combination Desk and niackioard 35c. and 25c. Dolls 7Be. Dims S1.00 Dolls 5S3.UO Ualiy Carriages ; $1.25 Baby Carriages .49c .r,5c .17c ,4C ,79c 2.25 .9Hc tHo m.o;j ituiioriu sets I'olteeJ'tfoldiers, Firemen, Cavalry. .p-Mr CATJTIOrs IX BXPKESSION-. Governor Flower Thinks Time for Interference Has Xot Come. New York. Dec. 19-The leading finan ciers and business men of New were, as a rule, cautious about expressing an opinion on the Cuban resolution last night. Most of them said that the information in the possession of the public in regard to the condition or arfairs in Cuba was iusuffi cientto warrant an expression. Their atti tude.in the main, was indicated by former Gov. lipsw.ell P. Flower, who said: "I don't know v. hat the circumstances ire 111 l;uuu, or the form of government which exists there, and I should prefer to be guided by tlic State Department. because I think its information must bo authentic If all the stories about butch eries are true they appeal to my sympathies just as strongly ah the treatment of the Armenians in Turkey. "I know Congress so well that it will take from now until March topass this reso lution; and wnen it has been passed, if the State Department ha no further news fr.im Cuba of a different character, I shall ex pect a veto of it fiom President Cleveland." A few tookstronggroundagalnstthepas sagc of the resolution. George F. Wil liams, president of the Chemical National Bank, who was one of them, said: "Itsecms to me that the resolution Is an unwise interference with the affairs of Spain, and that the time for Its adoption has not yet come. To adopt the resolution now would be forcing matters, and would do Spain an injustice. If the declaration in the resolution is carried out it will re sult in war. The Spanish are a fighting people, and they are not going to give up Cuba without a struggle." Ivy Institute Business College, Sth and K. None better S25 a year, day or night. MEN IN Complete List of Inaugural Com mittees flade" Public.: ' BALL WILL BE HELD Various Details of the Great Celebration Decided bjjthc Executive Committee-Tickets Will Be Five Dollars Eacli Streets to Be Illuminated WTitb Arches of Light at All Intersections Liue of March Arranged Cheap Fares Secured From Railroads. The executive committee Tor the inaugu ration niet last-nlglit at the (ilover build ing and transacted a large amount of business, preparatory to that interesting, event. Gen. Dudley announced the death of Capt. Lemon, who was a member of the finance committee. Messrs. Dudley, Norris and Simon Wolf were appointed to draft resolutions on this announcement, which, with a fitting preamble, were adopted The subcommittees so far as passed on by the committee, were approved and adopted. They will be found below. Notice will be given of any necessary changes. The letter from Mark Haiina which was published in the Evening Times, was read and also the appointment of Mr. Macaulcy as chaiiman of the floor committee. The committee decided to have the ball at the Pension Office, and the request will be made for the use of the bamc, and for the concerts and promenade or the follow ing day, from the Secretary or the In terior. PRICE OF BALL' TICKETS. The price of tickets to the ball was fixed at $5 for each person. Mr. Thompson of the committee on fi nance reported the guarantee or about $35,000 or the S.'O.OOO expected and that, beginning on Monday, the names or all contributors to the Tuud would be pub lished. The committee on behalf of visitors will make a request of the various transpor tation companies to make the limit of tickets from February 25 to March 12, a much shorter limit having been granted by the roads. Petitions Tor various privileges were re ferred to the appropriate committees. Mr. "Willard reported ttiat a number or parks and reservations had already been secured Tor grand stand privileges. The public comfort committee announced that it had already secured accommoda tions for 7,295 visitors. The joiut Trunk Line Association and the central passenger committee sub mitted rates for the visit. The former controls most roads west from New l'ork and the latter, other roads rrom New York as Tar west as Peoria, III., and St. Louis. SPECIAL RAILROAD RATES. From the trunk line association there will be a rate or two cents a mile, not to exceed $8 rrom New l'ork, $10 from Pittsburg, $11 from Buffalo; tickets to be sold March 1, 2, 3, 4; good to return till March 8. On the central passenger committee lines one fare for the round trip, for sale March 1, 2, 3 and 4;g6od to return not earlier than March 4 nor later than March 8. Open tickets with out stamp or signature will be sold. Mr M. I. "Weller, of the committee of rireworks and illuminations, propose 1 illuminated arches at the intersection oC all streets, Trom First to Seventeenth, with Pennsylvania avenue. These arches are not to span the Avenue, Permission will be asked of the Commissioners, ir neces sary, Tor the stringing of the electric "wires for this purpose. Fifty thousand paper flags have been ordered for the decoration of houses. '1 Chairman Bell will confer with the grand marshal with the view of havingthc parade prolonged from the Capitol to Washington Circle, and not dismissed after the review by the President, opposite the White House. The committee also has in view the ob tainingof houses which may bcthen vacant for the accommodation of guests during the festivities. This may be necessary for the great throng expected. COMMITTEE ON STREET DECORATION. Louis D. Wine, chairman: W. Hamilton1 Bayly, vice chairman; C. H. Kheem, vice chairman: John It Carmody, vlcechairman: Edward H. Thomas, secretary; T. Conrad Dodge, assistant secretary; Arthur Bren tano, Francis S. Barbarin. Charles D. Bayly, L. S. Brown, Ueorge W. Harncs, P II. Bris tow, Ueorge A. Barnes, W C. Bickford, Ueorge W. Baird, 11. T. Hrian, J E. Crandall, Samuel U. Corn well, Ueorge W. Corcoran, Frank Crocker, Charles B Church, Robert Cohen, 1. U Clinsmnn, Rufus B. Claike. Meyer Cohen, David Oranmcr, Daniel J. Carroll, Thomis W Crldler, C. II. Campbell, R. E. Doan, T. Conrad Dodge, W. G. Duckett, Nelson 11. Duval, Jules Demonet, William B. Hoover, John Hall, W. H. Hoeke. Samuel 11. liege, Frank Hum?. R. X. Harper. Philip T. Hall, Hon. John L. Hill, Alexander T. Hcnsy, Dr Samuel Houston, 1'rAf. S. B. Heiges, Wallace II . Hills. James S. Davis. Edward H. Droop, RurusH. Darby, Edward M. Dawson, Henry Augustus Drurv, E. G. Davis, John U. Erck, I. K. EdmondsWilliam B. Easton, Frank L. Evans, James M. Ford, V. U. Fuller, Dr. John R. Francis, C. W-. J'airrax, Fred Uhcen, Andrew B. Uraham. Norman Gait, Benjamin F. Guy, Hon. ' John R. Garrison, Hon. HarteGilbert, Robert O. Gatta. J. Whtl. Herron, W. O. Holtzclaw, l- J. Heibcrger, George W. Harvey, W. M. Johnson, jr., M. D. Jacobs, Enoch G. Johnson, Clarence O. Xrafft, Secmund Kami, J. B. Ken dell. Edward T. Kaiser Charles W. Leannarda, John A. Luttrell, Melville Lindsay, Tolvert Lanston, Myer Loeb, Robert V. La Dow, Wendell S Miller, George A. Mueller. Frank P. Madi gan, James H. Meriwether, Prof. O T 12th and F Streats N. W.. CHARGE OF MARCH FOURTH AT THE PENSION OFFICE Mason, Eiqinptt Monniiock, George L. Mor ton, Willis X,. Moore, Benjamin Micou, William II. McKnew , Hon. C M. McCurdy, Charles J. McCubbln, James F. Oyster, W. 8. Odell, Seaton Perry, John L. Pro cise, Walter If. Peter, lieorge R. Pohl, Charles H. Paige, Dr, George, M Perry, -. D. Peachy, Howard Perry, M. U. Parker, Rome. Ua.; Dr. Charles B. Per vis, Horace Park', C. B. Rheem, Frank T. Rawluigs, James W. Rudcllrrc, Charles H. Ruoff, T. V. Robertson, Hugh Reilly, F. A. Sehniiilfr. n IK Krimmiot'. Plmrlos. A Shafer, Harry M. Schneider, Franklin T. Schneider, G.-orge W F. SwaitzeU, Charles, jy.. tiiim-i , riimiuiiB c. oiuiui , UOHlIl ZMIMHIS, Charles G. Shrelds. Hon. John A. Swope, Hon. Samuel M. Swope. Thomas J Sul livan, P. H. BtlekiU'v, William G. Spotts wood. Edward H. TTioiiihh, W. S. Thomp son, H. O. Towles, M, A. Tappan, William U. 1 eel. T. A. Tschiffelv, jr., M. R. Thorp, Thomas B. Towner, Blaine W. Iaylor, John Tweedale, James D. Turner, C. R Ikiger, ('. I. Williams, E. S. Wescott, ; K Whiu-.-gue.Dr. A. G. White, James G." ttiliniitu, Walter U. Williams, R. K. White, Otto Uebner,,, John L. Weaver, William H. garner, Prof.1 J. D. Watklns, George .Vr!f!'H.!Ju"K'KJ ' Willutt, Charles II. m elsll, Maryland; James A. Wetmore, and C 1 . Y oder. COMMITTEE ON STRERT ILLUMINA TION .AND FIRKWORKS. Michael 1. Weller, chairman; James F. Hood, vice chairman; Henrv K. Beck, sec retary; Leon E Albert, William P. Allan, Uiarles II. Allender, Luther L. Apple, Frederick G. Aukam. John W. Bahoii, Marcus laker Franklin Barrett, George Beck, Uiarles I-. Beiijumin, Aaron Brad shaw, John D. Brady. Bernard M. Bridget, hverirJ' Burt- c,lr't's H. Ball, Louis D. Bliss Monrure Burke, Charles-M. Campbell. Frederick II. Chamberlain,, J. Morrill (j!"m'-7n. Appleton P.Clark, jr .Michael i'Anfolb?rt' Clmr'es W Collins, James J. "&sr. A "Kustus H. Coppes. Job n D. Cough A?ir.n iraiV.A' Croffut, Charles F Cro.-,bv. J. DerillOdv. Clinrlr-c W linn-nin,.' Vi! wCenK- ,Purou,r' rbait W. Dunn. Harry pi, "f'lrvft" B- Enrnshaw, Burr N. wiiii?n,1s'TnVS.' He'el'cr.Edmoftd K. Fox. illlqm J. I-rizzell, Henrv F. Get,;, Abel rAiW' J0,,5, 5- Glshurnc. Charles J Henrv - tierrell. Willlani D. Hoover, Ira W H. Johnson, John E iiuiiiiii. .iulm)ii c iiavuen. Uiiv oones, Tiieo. A. T, .1UUU, i)erner. I ranci P. Maderta, James D. -""'"-' v."' ?. u. jieaos, itonert L. Mlii- Mcsween. HpnVi- ,ti .Vi.ir.ir. rr.v..... .. .oj,es, Frederick xaiinaster, Sanuel ORnen, John n O'Donnell, James P ?, L",,K"iin' Jo,m F- O'Neill. Joseph v Paris. Thoinas ji, Pk-tford, .Te-se E. I'otbury, J. Xeal PoAver. Jamas T. l'ettv. J. E. Powell. Jackson II. Ralston, Harrv ' Kn". -"jmc; W. RatOirre. Frederick V. Renetti. John J RepetU, WilliaTn A. Rich-.lrils-. James R(bbin. Charles F, Rolens, Uiarles I) Rooney. Maurice D. Rtjsenberg, Samuel Ross, Philip S. Hov, Charles 11 Ruth, Jamev P Ryon, Ermt Ruppert' im.!w5 K. hvWZ- Artoipn J. Sclianurt' . nines w tochnciaer. Charles t . Sheiton, 1 Itnries m. siunn, i-'reficrlck L. Suldons. Stanley B. Simmons, Williair) H. Smith. Dr. ! . .1 Shntid. Charles Sehneider. Henry Kn elnipsou, (. narles G. Sloan. Emmons b. .'smith, George C, Smith, Harold C. fen y-der, Henry W. Sohon. Andrew F. uin.-uj. uaipii vv. hione, Thomas J. Sulli van, himon E. Sullivan, Frederick C. manes a. uu-iliiert. XntlmtiiiO White, Richard Will- nuns W' J.ai,iUS ll- C. 'Wilson, Alexander wii in, J"Vv8 iV'i W",,1,1,(:v- Howard II. Williams, W. 11. A. Wormley. irmley. COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION. uiapln Hrown. chairman: Joseph Aucr bach. Grirnth 13, Abbott, William Alvev George W. Boyd, George M. Bond, C. H. Baiim.-in. Lorenzo S. Brown. John Callahan Joseph Crawford. Joseph J. Darlington Andrew B. 11....nll -A rr .. ' . George . E Emmons. Reclnnhl V(.nii;iii ""ii. vit-urjiu 1. 1MIIUO!) Harry w F'uller. Rev. Francis (rimt-..' Til tt .. I- 1 -ir .. . . . ." ""i"--t. ueorge 11. iiarnes.Aiphpnzo iiuri, rnuik- l,. nanvey. Samuel B. Hege Edward J. ilenning, James-F. Hood.Hairis LiruKlev, Ldward .T. Lockwood, Mchol Main, J. II. M.'igruder, Edward's. Mc CalmonL John McElroy. Frank B. Noves Arthur 11 .O'Connor, Robert A. Parke. James Somervllle. Emmnns R Ktniih 'i'lioi-i,.',. F. Scott. Collin Studds. Charles 'n Rrnii William A. Turk. COMMITTEE "ON BADGES-. Hon. Simon Woir, chairman: J. J. Ap pich, J. A. Bates, Einll Berliner. Louis Baar, Isaac L. Blout, Fr.ank Claudv. L. P. Cutler, William I ickson. George Emmeil. W. H. i;vans, Henry Franc, S. M. Gold smith, Charles Grarf. Gilbert M. Husled Hon. Aironso Hart.. T.E. Jones.Mav Luchs! Abraham Lisner Hon. D. I. Murphv, Wil liam 1. .Matlingly. Charles Mades. Alex ander McKen2lt. Patrick O'Farrell. H L. Swords, Gen. Julius Stahel. J. B. Sim mcring. Jacob Strasburger. W. F. Thomas, Col. John i'raey, Uev. W. X. Tunnell. A. l.' .) an, nuzei Frederick Webber, Rev. D. E. Wiseman. COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. Charles II. Allender. W. W. Burdette S. Thompson Brown, D. B. Clarke. C. C Duncanson, L. .1. Davis, George E. Em mons. M. G. Emery. C. C. Glover, Andrew M. Green, A. Greenlass, J. E. Herrell. George C. Hennlng, James F. Hood. R. u. Hoitzman, j;. s. Johnson. W. S. Knox, ckwood, John W. McCartney, J, W. H. Moses, C. F. Norinent, . A. K. l'arns, E. F'rancls .101111 u. iioore, E. S. Parker. itiggs, u. 1. anvaer. F . C. Stevens, n n Staples-. E. .T. Stellwagen, Isador Saks. H. K. Simpson. .1.' D. Tavlor. Capt. A. A Thomas, Ross Thompson, J. B. Wilson. COMMITTEE ON MUSIC. John C Chancy, chairman; John B. Cot ton, vice chairman; Edward A. Kreidler. secretary; -Bennett A. Allen, William J. secretary; Bennett A. Allen, AVillium J.Bow man, Thomas H. Bowes, B. W. Beebe, A. J. Clark, Edwin A. Clifford. William KrebsCo nen, J. W.ChcneyrR. E.Claugh ton, J.Harry Cunnlnghnm, Dr. C. W. Childs, Edward M Dawson, Edward F. Droop, John Dudley. Howard W. Ennls, Percy-S. F'oster, Frank G. Fardon, James A. Frazier, Hermon E. Gasch, William A Gatley; William Howard Gibson, Fielding H. Garrison, Dr. Franklin T. Howe, Mellville D.. Hensey, James S. rJlayden, A. J.Hairoid, Gabriel F.Johnson. JoserKasper, George W.Cinkins, A. M.Lam bert, F'rank B. Metzerott, Percy Michener. HenidonMorsell. Donald B. MacLeod, T.H ..M. McPhcrson, Thomas H. Mitchell, J. B Nolle, Col. H. D. Norton, Charles C. Norton, Thomas C. Ndyes, John J.Nolan, wurner Wilhite. Jidcri! Jnim .t hwi1 brands J. Woodman, William P. William son, James A. Wetmore, Major L. P. Williams, M. A.Vertz, James W. Whelp ley, Henry Xandcr. COMMITTEE ON IN VITATIONS AND rHi KysK- TICK.ETS. George' Gibson, chairman: Charles E. d2each,-Johu Cameron,- William T. Col lins, Clarence II. Duffey. Frank M. Evans, Continued on Eighth Page Vi ir ' j"J1""i ooiiu 1. uurun, 1'ror. i-in ira,,J! A''KUS,la Ga-5 ilorrls Clark, Alexander a. Daggett, John B. Daish, fi,.... N ,i" "", i-.uwm W.Uriffin, mm ryTiA- trjswold, Orrln B. Hailam, J ..';,i II,m''t;lt' Charles M. Haminett, Ed Avmin.r. pnan,naL1' j?corKC F- Harbin, IlIIan F. Hart, George T. Haslam, Cornell ii.-iwii-v- rimrwr. n iSU.t. ..-' o. jiurry jounson. Train- T. Apr. hT.r. Th"n,as ? Kennelly, .TaA.es Lans-P-lAr' -ames Lt'lerer. J. William Lee, Ueors:e 1-. Lewi... .Tnim 1 7 ..,,.,,.. 1 .i ! uieion. ratrick- T. Moran, Frank P Mor gan, Edward A Moseley, David Moore, V"st -Mayer, Will Mahoney, Charles A. ..lcCarlhv, Jiuues y. McDonald, Robert McDonald, Hciinard A-MuI)onnell, J. Mar tfn McKav. Wlllbtnt A.vT,-.-n....V. .'r. tJUIil .. ;-'v. oiiiiiu -JLiiompson. Jr.; Evan 11. luekcr, William Tlndall, R. -H. Terrell J. M. au Cott, Jr.; Duncan S Walker Albert E, Wehle. Frank P. Weller. Joseph 1. Weller. Hnrr- 1... Wi.t ri.:.i.. 'c! li Vhill .li.lm l '"- uut-ii, dames' j. irurman.unaries D. Pennebaker, George C. Ross, U. 8. Roulette, Frank Reeslde.-Hermnnn C. Rake- RlJfVJUWJT1 F- Reed, H. M. Schooley, Ulilrli: Scdtb, jv k Small James Sample, J. K.1atrattorf,Thomas J. Taylor, AillUheW TigllC .TnhiTs .A IT. Unn lini fan CABINET RUMOR DENIED. Shermnn ?Sot to Be Secretary of State. Chicago, Dec. lO.-MajorMcKiuley spent the night at Evanston and returned by rail to Chicago this morning. Before he left Evanston he had an interview with Judge W. R. Day, or Canton, who Is spoken or frequently In connection with the orrice of Attorney General . Archbishop Ireland called on Major Mc Khiley at noon and had a long and pleasant chat wlch him. Major McKinley has no plans Tor the day. Gen. Wesley Merrltt and his staff called on Major McKinley shortly after 12 o'clock. The runnr by way of Washington, that Senator Sherman was to be Secre tary or State, is quite without adequate round ation. PEIIMBByi (I BLAZE Jefferson City Prison Burning and Some Prisoners Missing. MEN RELEASED TO FIGHT FIRE Convicts Are Stampeded nnd Many Will Probably linenpe Fire Is Helleved to Ilavo Heen Started by an In mate to Secure Freedom. FlamcH Xot Under Control. Jefferson City, Mo., Dec. 20. At about 11:15 last night a fire was discovered In the Slate clothing department of the State penitentiary in cell building No. 2 of the penitentiary. It is not known how the fire originated but it is supposed thnt one or the convicts set i t on rire by placing some shavings' under some or the boxes, and just as he was marching out for supper he dropped a lighted match. At 1 o'clock this (Sunday) morning the rire was still making headway. Fifteen trusty convicts have been released from their cells for the purpose or aiding the city rire department, all or them are working hard In the hopes or being rewarded ror their services by a pardon or their sentence cut down. CONVICTS ESCAPE. In transrerring the convicts from the burning cell building into number oneV two or the convicts were missed.- They cannot escape, however, unless they should happen to get citizens' clothing, which Is not very likely. Nobody but persons connected with the prison and members or the press arc be ing permitted to enter inside the big gate. The convicts that are in the cell are acting like mad men, jumping up and down, yelling loud enough to awaken the dead. The Star Clothing Company's plant, which is located in the same building, next door to the State clothing depart ment, is also on rire, but the Star Clothing Company will soon be under con trol. STATE BUILDING DAMAGED. iTlie foreman of "the State Department could nol be seen, but Ir. George Elston, or the Star Clothing Company, estimates their loss at about $1,000, fully Insured. The damage to the State department will probably be about $1,S00. As the building is fire-proof, the damage will only amount to about $300. The penitentiary is located about three miles out rrom the city and contains about 2,500 prisoners. J. L. Rice is the warden. LONDON COMMENT. Papers Think Senate Action Will Amount to Nothing. London, Dec. 19. The afternoon papers generally comment at more or less length on the action of the Foreign Relations Com mittee of the United States Senate, in re gard to Cuba. The tenor of the articles are that nothing will conic of the matter, at least in the near future. "The true time ror issuing sucli a decla ration, ir it is best to issue it at all, is where a revolt has its organized govern ment prepared by law ror war oneither ele ment, or both, and when someactinv.'olvlng the open intention and the fact of war has been, performed by one or both or the parties. "Here are two facts, the one political, the other pertaining to the acts of a po litical hody. The fact of war is cither a declaration of war or some other implying it, like a proclamation of blcokade, or, it may be, actual armed content." SEEKS DIVORCE IN OKLAHOMA. Wealthy New Torker Wants to Rid Himself of His Wife. Terry, Okla., Dec. 19. Bernard G. Mein ikheim, a civil engineer or New York, lias sued his wire, Lucinda C, Tor divorce, al leging cruelty. They were married in 1SG8. and one son, Frank, a prominent New York busi ness man, is the only child. Mcinikhcim is said to be very wealthy while his wife is now a teacher in a pub lic schcol in New York. It is expected that she will contest the suit. HOUND EASTWARD. Queen Ul to Leave San Francisco for Boston. San.Francisco.Dec. 1 9. Ex-Queen JJliuo knlani is expected to leave this evening for the Enst She will go direct to Boston, so it is given out, and not to Canton or Washington. In Boston she will visit the relatives of her late husband. Where she will go from Boston is un known, but it is stated that it will prob ably be to Washington and later Ukely to England. Steel Workers Discharged. Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 19. One hundred men employed in the converting mill of the Carnegie Steel Company at Duquesne "were dismissed today because oC the In troduction by the company of the direct process of manufacture of steel. The new process makes steel from the molten iton as It flows from the blast furnaces, thereby saving the cost of casting at the furnaces and of remelting In the convert ing mill. Bituminous Miners Strike Ended. Terre Haute, Ind., Dec. 19. The bi tuminous miners' strike came to an end this morning. The men of the four big companies inVigo, Park and Vermillion counties, havo voted to accept C3 cents. It Is expected that operators elsewhere, who ci(ynceded GO cents, will ask for a re duction. The strike has been on since Mayl. OLNEY PRA His Utterance Allays War Talk in Spain. POPULACE IS VERY BITTER In Spite of the Conciliatory Tone of the Government 'They Urge Fight Ministry, However, Re fuses to" Regard This Country as an Enemy. Madrid, Dec. 19. The excitement in this city and elsewhere in Spain, caused by the receipt or the news or the action or the Foreign Relations Comndttt:.;. or the Americau Senate in deciding to report in ravor or the Independence or Cuba, was Intense. A wave or popular indignation has swept over the whole country and titter feeling against tne United States lias been gre-itly intcnsiried. There is no denying the ract that popular reeling is in ravor or bol-iiy derying the United States and notiryingthe American government that Cuba will be retained by Spain ir it takes her last dollar and last man to uphold her sovereignty. In the cafes and every public place the situation is excitedly discussed and every where the; determination is expresed to uphold the government to the last ex tremity in maintaining Its rights. ALLAYED BY OLNEY. The government itself, while depre cating the action or the committee, maintains.-!, digniried attitude, and though some uneasiness was at Drst expressed, this has been allayed by the receipt of dis patches containing Secretary of State Olney's statement to the effect that no matter what action the Congress may take on the Cameron resolution, the recognition or the independence of Cuba rests entirely with the American Executive. The action or President Cleveland and Secretary OIney has heretofore met with the high approval of the government, and the opinion is freely expressed in govern ment elides that there is scarcely a probability that there will be any change in her attitude on the Cuban question. WILL CONCEDE REFORM. It is stated on good authority that Spain has notified the American government that it Is .willing to go Tar to meet the views or the United States regarding adminis trate e reforms in the Spanish West Indies-. It will, it is said, concede at an early date, autonomy to Puerto Rico on the lines laid down in the bill adopted by the Cortez last year When the situation in Cuba warrants such action reforms will be inaugurated there that will prove satisfac tory to all concerned. Of course, the government will not for a moment consider any question mvoWingthe abandonment of the island, am it can be emphatically stated that it wonUl not dare to do so The temper of the people is fairly aroused and any government, Con servative or Liberal, would be signing its own death .warrant should it ever suggest the ending of the Spanish rule lis Cuba MINISTRY IS RETICENT. Efforts have been made to obtain au thoritative statements from some of the ministers as to the situation, but they de cline at present to express any views on the subject. It can be Staged, however, that in gvern mentcirrles no idea of war growingoutof the Cuban resolution is entertained, and it is believed that tne prufossioas if friend ship made by President Cleveland and Mr. Olney through Mr. Hannis Taylor, the American minister here, are thoroughly sin cere. An important factor U the Cortez. which at present is not in session. It is thought that that body might be compelled by popular clamor, were it in session, to take some action that would result in the over throw of the government, bat as it does not meet Tor several months, all danger from that source is eliminated. Senor Canova- del Castillo, the prime niinMer. has always believed that the Cuban matter would not cause war with the United State, and he also believes that the rantingof Americanand Spanish jlngies will rail on dear ear when the common sense of the people or both countries has had lime to reassert itst-lf. But he will maintain all the prerogatives of sovereignty in Cuba and will not yield to threat.-, no matter whence theource. Every precaution has been taken to guard against any outbreak by the people, and it is hoped that the excitement and indignation that have been aroused will subside without it being necessary to call upon the military to suppress disorders. All the newspapers here express the most intense indignation because or the unwarranted interference or the United States with the rights of Spain. TRIP MAY BE ABANDONED. Difficult Task to Secure Players for Yale Consolidated Eleven. New Have.n, Conn., Dec. 19. The leaders of the plan to take a Yale conciliated eleven to New Orleans and other points South during the Christmas recess, are conferring with a view to giving up the scheme. Manager Durant of the team said today: "Ido.notknow who the players are, and I care less. I was asked to manage the affair and did so under a contract, but I took no active interest in it, and never intended to go on tho trip myself. I have been paid ror my work. I think, however, that Capt. Sanford will have a good team." Foster Sanford, the Cornell coach, who is to captain the team, said today that, al though the Yale-Princcton-Brown and some of the Cornell players had declined to go, he had almost enough firdt-elass men to make the trip and it had not been finallv decided to abandon it yet. For Good City Government Leagne. Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 19. Clinton Rod gers Woodruf, secretary of the National Municipal League, announces that the next national conference for good city govern ment will be held at Louisville, Ky., on May 5, G and 7- The conference will be under the auspices of the National Munici pal League. Children Played With Matches Children playing with matches caused a blaze about 12:13 o'clock this afternoon in the house of Mary Bell, No. 109 Chew's alley northwest. An alarm of fire was turned in at Lieut. Kelly's station. The garrrfcuts of the children caught fire, but were extinguished before the little onea had been burned. Damage to house, sligh:. Watch for a town. Congress Hclghta. AND OENOiOEO Chandler Says It Is Without Reason or Precedent. IS A DEFIANCE OF CONGRESS OtherPublic 3Ien Discuss His State mentViews Colored by rolitics. Cuba's Friends Criticise Ifiin Most Severely Chance of the Resolu. t Ion's Passage. - ' Secretary Olney's statement regarding theCubaii resolution was received by mem bers of the House without any manifesta tion of surprise. A few members thought that the Secretary's announcement raised a grave constitutional question, and one of the number. Mr. Pearson, or North Carolina, commented on "its tone of in fallibility,'' which. In wis judgment, was not justified by the first article or the Constitution. Mr. .Moody of Massachusetts, tlwugfcc that the consideration of the atosceact ques tion which the Secretary's statement, raises is likely to obseure, fr a time at least, the consideration or the Cuban ques tion. Mr. Livingstone or Georgia, strengry diasented rrom the President's pomtton, and thought that if ne inaintaias it he may make liimseir liable to rapeahmene. Generally speaking, however, the Sec retary's portion was regarded as clarify ing the atmosphere and throwing a rresh obstacle In the path or Coagres to inter pose in the struggle between Spain and her colony. ACTUATED BY VARIOUS MOTIVES. Various consideratioas influence the members. The larger numiwr think that the question should be leri for the new administration to settle, while others who represent business constituencies fear that tiie probability of war would seriously dis turb existing conditions at the very mo ment that manufacturers and others are anticipating a revival of better times from the adoption of a new tariff poHey. Many members who deprecate any ac tion on the part of Congress which inighc be construed by Spain as an uafri-mny act. would doubtles". be driven by the force of the popular will at home t sap port the Senate resolution, and do bos. ftr that reason, .wish to be quoted. The intimation privately given is mac their influence will be fpn.-tly exerted 10 pigeon-lio"e the resolution in cotHtnittee until the esion is too Tar advaneed to make its adoption advisaoie. EXPRESSIONS OF MEMBERS. Senator Chandler of New Haranshher "This statement by Mr. Oiaey is the most preposterous proposition ever emitted by an enraged executive, and as no founda tion whatever, either in reason or prese dent. TLe President ami Secretary are guilty .r uttering the grossest derJance of Congress that can be imagined. "No President or Secretary, with any lengtli of time to serve before him. would have dared to assert t the world tftaPtney are the government of the Unt.-1 States, fn spue of any enactment of Congress. This nanifetoi intended so encourage Spanish synipi'thiztTa and to dt-courage the- frieMfe of the Cuban republic. It is intend to induce the cowardly comnereml spirit of the country to demand the jMroioagaikin ml the atrocities and horrors of the CuteaR war, lest stocks and bonds sbatt faHs in market price. To intimidate Conrress. the; President plays the rate of Andrew Jack son. The effect will be tiias the frleiNls of Cuba in Congress will be more earaesC to 'eenre appropriate action." The following are ome lalerviewi eel-lec-ted last evening: Mr. Turner, Dem.. Georgia: "I think the statement of the Secretary of State ia not only correct in principle, but wise and rea.s.suri!ig at this time. Aside from the question of our duty and our treaty with Spain, and under international law, I believe the business of this emntry reqaires rest from agitation ami extitemeHt. The value even of the great staples of tho country varies with the rumors of war. I sincerely hope that Cuigress wHl nee take precipitate action in this matter. Whatever sympathy we may have for the patriots struggling ror liberty in Cuba we have no satisfactory evidence as to the existence or a republic 111 Cuba." THINKS IT IRRITATING. Air MeCall, Kep., Mass., said: "While I do not agree with Secretary OIney that the power to recognize the Cuban republic as an independent state rests exclusively with the cxocuUv., the question is one which can be much better dealt with by that department of the government, and it has been usual heretorore to have that de partment exercise Jurisdiction over such questions. I think that the Senate reso lution is extreme andlrntatingin character and is likely to do more harm than good. The only way by which the resolution can help Cuba is by involving this countryin a war." Mr Dtngley, Rep.. Maine, chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means and leader of the House, said: "My judg ment is that the matter should be left to the proper diplomatic officers. Ordi narily interference by thelegtslalive branch, only produces mi.schief.' SURPRISED AT OLNEY. Mr. rearson. Rep., N C. said: "I am more surprised at the Secretary's Inter view than at the action or the Senate committee- It will irritate and not soothe the feeling already deeply aroused. Its tone of infallibility does not seem to be justified by the first article of the Con stitution, and the power conferred on Con gress. "The power to declare war, to define and punish offenses against the Laws o nations which is explicitly conferred upon Congress, includes the power to deal with such problems as this. The President is a part of the law-making power to the extent clearly dcKncd by the Constitu tion." ... I SENATOR TYARKKX BETTER. His Condition 3Ineh Improved and Great Hopes Are Entertained. Chicago. Dec. 19. Senator Francis E. Warren, of Wyoming, who submitted to an operation forappendicitLsatthe Auditorium Annex yesterday, is reported by Dr. Ham mond, the attending physician, to be much improved today. i Drs. Hammond and McArthur, who per formed the operation, entertain great hopes or the Senator's recovery, although they sty he will be unable to to leave hia room for six weeks. .Senator Warren vras restingcusily at 11 orclock this morning 's "- ij-i , - " - !-rv , h, 1 .f. fi?-i-,.J Kv-,sgv'5 ,4-M. rSZ?7V 3&agizfi-fxz. X- fe.