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Ijl The Weather Today, J)
III OOfi 090 was tha TIMES' circii
I L(.u,Luu (ation for fasl waa!(.
Partly cloudj'; no chang-e
in temperature; variable
Ths STAR'S cirGUlaliQi
for last weak wa .
VOL. m. 2s O. I.OOS.
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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.
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.
Low Prices for
21c. and IPC. Ladies' Embroidered
Handkerchiefs, a beautiful im
ported sample line at
50c. and 35C. Lnaies' Handker
chiefs, scalloped edges,
lUc. and oc. Handkerchiefs, fancy
and mourning borders,
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
King's Palace,
812814 Seventh Street.
Branch Store, 715 Market Space.
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
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
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
"'St f
and $S Jacl
$20, $17 and ?14 Jack
ets and Capes, ,
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
$1.25 Keal Kid Gloves, a fine
lot in fourvbutton, two clasp and
lace eff.-cts, in black, tans, reds,
modes and whites,
75c. Iron Tovs, all kinds....
Jfl.ou Combination Desk and
35c. and 25c. Dolls
7Be. Dims
S1.00 Dolls
5S3.UO Ualiy Carriages ;
$1.25 Baby Carriages
m.o;j ituiioriu sets
I'olteeJ'tfoldiers, Firemen, Cavalry.
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.
Complete List of Inaugural Com
mittees flade" Public.: '
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,
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
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
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.
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.
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..
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.
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
- tierrell. Willlani D. Hoover,
Ira W
H. Johnson, John E
iiuiiiiii. .iulm)ii c iiavuen. Uiiv
oones, Tiieo. A. T,
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
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.
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,.',.
Scott. Collin Studds. Charles 'n Rrnii
William A. Turk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
.. ;-'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
Shermnn ?Sot to Be Secretary of
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.
Jefferson City Prison Burning
and Some Prisoners Missing.
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.
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
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
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
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
"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."
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.
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
His Utterance Allays War Talk
in Spain.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Chandler Says It Is Without
Reason or Precedent.
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
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.
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.
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."
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
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.'
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
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
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