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Threatening in morning; fair- during day; warmer. Easterly to southerly winds. fte iraes The TIMES' cir culation last week was 222,821 THE LARGEST IN THE CITY. aftt'i WASHINGTON, D. CW SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1897 EIGHT PAGES. ONE CENT. Vol. m. :no. 1,021. END OF THE RAGE AT Great Six-Day Bicycle Coiifest Closes Tonight. WALLER STILL IN THE LEAD He Is Closely Pressed, However, toy Maddox Both Men Gain n Uxv on Ashinser and tlie Others. iLawKon'K Second Fall New Rec ords Made. Last Night's Score : Miles. laiis. 11 "Waller 'Madtlox 7:10 .. 730 .. 7:lO .. 728 .. 7i:8 .. 727 9 8 O 1 A shinier Hunter- Lawson .. For&ier - It is not extravagant to say tliat the grand six-day race, which will end at 10 o'clock tliis evening, is the iwt wonder ful event or the kind the world has ever seen Never before in a race of such duration have the contestants been to closely bunched, nor lias there ever-been peon together in the same race sucli famous Tiders as nave been circling the wooden oval at Convention Hall for the past rive l:ivs. Before 6 o'clock tbis evening Uio world's six-day lecord will be fractured by every rider in the race, and when the crack of the revolver ends the great contest there will be u new one established which will very likely stand Tor years. Fastest Track In the World. Eiders say the Convention Hall track is the fastest ever built, and the way all sorts of records have been smashed would teem to bear out that assertion. Sage prophets predicted early in the week that Thursday or Friday would see the great sprinters' fcpeed fall into a mere snail's pace. As the riders sprung from their saddles last night, picked up their wheels and made for the dressing rooms not a sign of stiffness or an indication of a breaking down could be Cetectcd in the light, springy steps. The trainers say this is due in the rcry greatest measure to the construction of "the track, which is well nigh per fect in every part. Yesterday afternoon "Waller showed his magnificent form by going twenty miles inside of an hour, a most wonderful performance considering the fact that he was just about, completing ills sixth century inside of forty hours. "Wonderful Riding. Two truly wonderful riders are Waller and Maddox, who are battling for first place. Maddox is the greater sprinter of the two, but thus far his most des lerate efforts to regain his two lost laps have been unsuccessful. With the ten ncity of a bulldog the giant German Jiangs Lloe to the wheel or the orange and black clad Jersey boy, and no sprint can shake him. , ir ever a ridr played in hard luck, it Is lawson, the "Terrible Swede." The im pression created by the cognomen given to this rider, is very misleading, Tor his modest demeanor and graceful riding, to gether with his numerous misfortunes, have gained him more popularity than any other contestant. The climax to his al ready long series of misfortunes was reached last evening when he fell for the second time, and lost enough to put him two laps behind Hunter, whom he had lapped the night before. Traders Gain n Iap. The fall was caused by hi? front wheel lapping another in front of him, and be rorc the unfortunate rider had recovered from the shock of the spill the bunch had passed him five times. He rode slowly and with evident pain for several laps, when he seemed to regain his form some what, keeping well In the string. The most important event of the day was the lap gained by "Waller and Maddox on the four other contestants, including Ash inger. This is the first lap which the vet eran has lostsinccthe first day of the race, although he showed no signs of further weakening during the day. Fred Forstei, the irascible German, he comes more fretful and impatient each day and his trainers have to put up with all sorts of ill-temper. The terrible strain of the six-day race in New York, together with the killing pace of the present con test, is more than the human frame can endure without injury, and Forster shows its effects upon Jilm in more than one respect. T.nte Start. His gaunt face, withlts sunken cheeksand prominent jaw, tell the tale all too clearly. Each rider is now rid of every ounce of superfluous flesh, and their lean, lithe "bodies, are trained to the very finest point possible. The start. yesterday was slightly behind schedule tims, as it was 2:17 before starter - Bald sent the men off on their daily ppln. There was less spriniing done during the early afternoon than formerly, and though very little pacing was done be fore 7 o'clock, the number of miles covered was even above the average. It was during this period that "Waller accom plished his feat of doing twenty miles Inside the hour. - Champion Bald led the men a cluase late in the arternoon, during which several miles were reeled off under the tljxee minute mark. Spectacular Sprints. Alberts took a turn at setting the pace later, closely followed by Chappie, who eel the hottest pace of the day. It was here that Forster lost another lap, and little Hunter had the hardest sort of work in keeping within half a lap of the bunch before the sprint slowed down. Maddox made several spectacular sprints, but the "Flying Dutchman" disputed them and there was no change In the position or the leaders with the exception or the lap lost by Ashjnger. The last five minutes of the race did not develop into the ex citing finish which was "expected, and which has been a feature every evening or of the previous races. Lawson started for thelcad, but his fall had taken so much speed out of him that he went back to the rear very shortly. Maddox, in the lead, with "Waller, Forster and Hunter strung out behind, was the Continued on Second Page. -- Cut Jn "Wuges. Columbus, 0., Jan. 1. A Press special from Ashland, Ky., says that the Norton Iron Works Company has notified its employesof a cutof 25 per cent in wages. It will not be accepted. The company em $loys 200 men now, ond 100 more when taeptidailnE department Is In operation. GRAND RAPIDS SALOON RIOT. TVo Men Shot and Two Policemen Badly Beaten. Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 1. Two men were shot and two policemen received a nearly fatal beating in a saloon riot on Waterloo street this afternoon. Officers John Vcrgicver and William Uerrington entered the place, suspecting the law was being violated in keeping open. Immediately they were confronted by an angry ciowd. In which "Bunk" Treadwell and Orio Kruger, the bartender, seemed to be leaders. The men demanded to see the officers' badges, and almost imme diately the crowd sat upon the two police men. Revolvers were drawn and shots were fired. Beer glasses, bricks, and all sorts of instruments ot assault were used. Treadwell was shot in the right breast just above the nipple and his condition is serious. Vcrgicver is unconscious from the effects of the beating. A number of arrests have been made. LIFE ENDS WITH OLD YEAR Admiral Joseph S. Skcrrett Passed Peacefully Away. Tong and Honorable Naval Career. "Widow, Three Daughters and Two Sous Mouru IlisX-oss. Admiral Joseph S. Skerrett, who lias been in poor health for some months. dcd at his residence at an early hour yesterday morning. The illn.-ss, however, which caused his death, was of short duration, and while not wholly unexpected was a sudden surprise at tins time to his family. Admiral Skcrrett retired at his usu.il hour on Thursday night, appaicnrly as well as he had been for some days past. He did not feel any change for the worse in his condition at any time during the day and it was not until near midnight when he called to his wire and cnmpl-ilncd that It was with pain and difficulty that he was able to breathe. He arose from the bed and was at tacked by a severe coughing spell, which weakened him to such a degree that he had to be assisted back to his bed. Realizing that her husband's condition was critical, Mrs. Skerrett summoned Dr. Ward, who responded immediately. Heroic measmes were resorted to, but without avail, for very shortly the aged admiral sank into unconsciousness and shortly after midnight lie passed quietly away. The immediate cause of de.ith was a suffusion of blood in the brain. The career of Admiral Skerrett was long and eventful, his whole life having bceu devoted to the preservation and the advancement or his country. He was born in Chillieothe, Ohio, January 18, 1833, and entered the naval service as a midshipman In 1848. His first service was on the flagship Independence, in the Mediterranean. He only remained there a short while, having been transferred to the sloop Marion, engaged in cruising oft the West African coast. In the year 1854 he returned to the Naval Academy, where he remained for more than a year, and at the end of that time, having successfully passed through the various subordinate grades, was com missione.l as a lieutenant in the Navy in September, 1855. His service as a commissioned officer was on the frigate Totomac or the home squad ron, aritf later on the sloop Falmouth, stationed orf the Brazilian coat. During the late war, in 18G2, Admiral Skerrett was promoted to lieutenant com mander, and in therollowlng yearwastraus rerred lo the Washington Navy Yard. He remained there but a short while. Tor at his own request he returned to active service, and until the close or the war served the Union with ability and dis tinction. . In' 1SG3 he was in turn in command of the Shenandoah and the gunboat ICatah dln. In 1 SOI he was placed in command of the gunboat Aroostook, with which vessel he was actively engaged with the rebel fortifications at the mouth of the Brazos River, Texas. From ISGS to 1872 he was assigned to duty at the Naval Academy, during which service he took the cadets on two practice cruises on the Macedonia and Saratoga, ne was appointed a captain Jn 187S, and rrom 1SS1 to 1884 was in charge of the flagship Richmond on the Asiatic station, and was subsequently in charge of the expedition to Panama and also to Apia, Samoa, to settle local troubles with the United States consul. In 1SS6 he was ap lwlntod governor of the Naval a.;ylum at Philadelphia, where lie remained for two years. Later he served as a member of the advisory board and as commandant of the Portsmouth navy yard. Since his retirement Admiral Skerrett has lived with his family In this city. The funeral services, which will take place tomorrow at Arlington Cemetery, will be as quiet as possible, and he will be laid away without any military or civic dis play. The service will be read by the Rev. Alfred Harding, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and the foUowingorrieers will be the honorary pallbearers: Admiral Roc, Ramsay, and Farquhar, Medical In spector Dr. Flint, Rear Admiral Greer, and Lieut. Downs L. Wilson, U. S. N. Admiral Skerrett leaves a widow and three daughters and two sous. Miss Editft W. Skerrett, Mrs. F. M. Mattcson, Mrs. Dnvid Milne, and Messrs. Joseph T. aud Robert M. Skerrett. Betss Family Asphyxiated. Toungstown, Ohio, Jan. 1. Early this morning boarders at the home of James Betz, near the Struther furnace, on re turning home from a party, found Betz, his wife and two-year-old child dead, and four boarders unconscious. The latter were carried out into the air and revived. Escaping coal gas was the cause of the asphyxiation. German Steamer in Dry Doclts. London, Jan. 1. The German steamer Virginia, Captain Ton Basscwitz, from Stettin December 23 for New York, which which put Into P.runsbultel for temporary repairs after having been aground, ar rived December SI at Southampton, where she will go into dry dock. Powder Mill Blown "Up. Xenla, Ohio, Jan. 1. Shortly after noon a terrific explosion occurred at the 'Miami Towder Company's works, a few miles north of this city. Abijuh Kicixcr, mar ried, and Joseph Hopping, single, employes at the works, were fatally hurt. The cause of the explosion i8 unknown. 9 "Weather strips,, 114 Cents. per foot; either felt or rubber. Frani: Libbey & Co., GIU street ami New York aye. BELL TO DECIDE Heavy Money Demands By Two Inaugural Committees. BALL AND STATE ARCHES Ilstlmntes of !?28,000 for PenshmJ Office Decorations and Street. Illumination Three Days Moro for Contributions to General Fund. Uxeeutivo Committee to Meet. The interview with Cbcdrman Roessle of the decoration committee ot the inaugura tion ball, which was "published yesterday" morning InTheTlmes, was read everywhere with Interest. In biicr, Mr. Roes&le wants the decoration of the ballroom to be maJe n primary consideration and to keep it up to the btandard which has made it the thing irresistible Tor many administrations. His interview brought out another Inter esting fact, which was developed yester day in conversation with a member of the committee on illuminations and fireworks. Tills committee, it was staled, has asked for $15,000. This, added to the $12,000 or $13,000 which is the usual expenditure for the balhoom decorations, will make $28,000, more than halt ot all the money contributed to the tund. From the amount as reported there will be a difference left ot about $25,000 with which to pay the expenses ot all the other committees, in cluding the headquarters administration outlay. Tomorrow nnjj Monday will, in all prob ability, swell the Inaugural fund to bucli proportions that every demand Tor Miffi cient money Tor all the committees may be "satisfied. At the last meeting of the finance committee it was determined to close the canvass by Monday night next. More Money Expected. Tills was because many merchants had said that they would prefer not to give their subset iptions till after the Christmas holidays, and for the further reason that someof thedistricts were so large that they could not be canvassed within the time fir.c estimated by the membera of the finance committee. There were, in the opinion of the com mittee, many people who would have been offended had the books been closed under these circumstances. It Is not un likely, therefore, that a great many ad ditional snjjscript'oiiK will be reported to night through Chairman Thompson, or the finance committee, and Mr. John Joy Edson, its treasurer. This will be a field day with the com mittees. On Thursday, a meeting or tlu subcommittee on parks and reservations was held, but it declined to give out the purpose or results or that meeting. The full committee, however, will meet this afternoon, at 3 o'clock, when possibly the whole question of the places for the erection of stands, terms of admission to same, and other pertinent matters, will be discussed. This committee has been en deavoring to secure permission from the Commissioners to utilize Market Space, and will, no doubt, succeed. All the available space will be needed from the general im pression that the greatest crowd ever in attendance at, an Inauguration will ap pear next March. Naval Cadets Wanted. The committee on invitation and tickets will also meet today in order to make a final report to the executive committee tonight. It is also likely that Chairman Bell will be able to state tonight whether the corps or cadets from Annapolis will be per mitted to take part in the military display The doubt as to their coming rests solely, however, on the fact that Secretary Her bert has not oidered them at the disposal or the inaugural committees as was so promptly done by Secretary Lamont In the case or the cadets from West Point ing alsolikcly that the executive commit tee will be in position to state approx imately the amount it will be able to appropriate for the expenses and expend itures of each committee. So far as could be learned ycstenlav there Is no friction whatever between any ot the committees and the executive com mittee. Chairman Roesslc of the com mittee on decorations for the ball merely slated to the public, through The Times, lils opinion as expressed to the executive committee to the effect that $7,500 would be a totally inadequate sum for the pur poses of ins committee. Chairman Weller of the street illumina tion and fireworks committee has asked the committee for $15,000, and this sum appears. fto ho almost absolutely necessary if the plans for the arches are carried out, and theso' plans have met with gen cralapproval. &t a recent meeting of the coiimiltteu on" strectidecorations a propo sition, was made to substitute a plan other than that proposed ,by Chairmen Weller aifdLouls D. Wlnjvbut it met with no favoTv PRITCHARD LACKS VOTES. Republican Candidate or Senator Shy Fourteen of a Majority. Baleigh, Ni 0;, Jan. 1. Prominent Re- -publicans fioiu all rarts 0f the State are assembling here, to participate in the great Senatorial flgtit Interest is greater than ever before In similar contest. Republicans here all declare for Pritch ard. The secretary .of the Republican State committee arrived this evening to conduct Pritqljard'a campaign. Jle says, there are' seventy-two Repub licans in theleglslatnre, and as eighty sixnremuJorUy, Prfchard lacks fourteen votes. The JPoplilists claim sixty mum bersTbTlt of 170, composing the legislature. LYNCHING BEE FORMED MoIj Had Gone After Flanagan the Family Murderer-. Trouble in Store for the "Would-be Hangers Jail Is Guarded One Victim "Will TAve. Atlanta, Ga., Jan 1. Information was received here tonight that a party cf Greene and DeKalb county men would ar rive during the nlghtand attack the county jail. They want to get Edward Flanagan and lynch him for the murders which be committed last night near Decatur. The county changed sheriffs today and Sheriff Nelms placed t&) extra men on duty tonight. He has also notified the police and millt.tr y that lie will call on them if necessary. Xelms is a well-known fighter and an attempt to lynch his prisoner would be disastrous to the at tacking party. If a mob should come to the city from the country It would be hard for them to find a leader desperate enough to make the attack on the prison. The Greene county people are incensed because one of Flanagan's victims, Miss Ruth Slack, lives there, and was at De catur on a visit. The Aliens' have lived in DeKalb county for years and their neighbors are enraged. Grandfather Allen, who was knocked in the head and was supposed to be dead, re covered consciousness this morning and will probably r--cover. Miss Slack Is not dead, but she Is paralyzed and unconscious, and the doctors say that she cannot possi bly recover. Grandmother Allen was buried today. Flanagan sent for another lawyer today, W. C- Glenn, nccompanylnghlsmessage with a cheek for $500, It turns out that Flan agan had considerable ready money in bank and he had. more than $5,000 in cash Jn his pockets, when he was brought into the jan. " ; The defense will be insanity. Flanagan say&Uie was in love with the child, Leila Allen, and. the family had con sented to their marriage when she was older. Ho states that he believed yester day that the Aliens were plotting to have him arrested so as to get his money. He had a morbid imagination and lias made various statements about the Al iens of late. He says that he offered Father Kennedy $1,000 it he would placeX.eila Allen in a convent where she could remain until old enough, to marry. Father Kennedy is out of the city. Flanagan was for a time a traveling agent of the Standard Oil Company. He says that lie came originally rrom Mis sissippi. He is twenty-eight years old. BLEW HER HEAD OFF. Boston Slioeiimlier Shot His "Wife. Cut His Own Throat. Boston, Jan. 1. Samuel Whitaker, a shoemaker, living In Rlndge avenue, North Cambridge, at 3:30 o'clock, shot and killed his, wife, Catherine, by blowing the top-or her head off with a shotgun. lie then attempted'suicide by cutting his throat with a razor. Hewas taken to the Cambridge-Hospital in a. critical condition. Whitaker is about fifty years of age, and his wife a few years younger. They have eight children. The couple have had numerous quarrels, and drink has beep-the cause of them. Ivy Institute Business College, Eth andK. None better S25 a year, day or niht. President. Lsil New Year's Reception. CONGRESSJSPOWERLESS Senator White Claims This in a Talk on Culm. PINAR DEL RIO NOW FREE. General "Weyler Claims This Prov ince In Cleared of Insurgents, lint Finds It Necessary to Fortify the mils Commodore Agroand. Three Friends Expedition Safe. New York, Jan. 1. Stephen M. White. United Senator from California, is at the Waldorf. In talkiug about Cuba to a reporter, Senator White said: "No matter how much the citizens of this great country may desire either to recognize the independence of Cuba or the belligerent rights of the Cuban insur gents, Congress is powerless to further their their desires, as the right of recognition or belligerency or independence rests solely -with, the executive branch of the govern ment. The sole right to act has been the pre rogative of the executive since the founda tion of tills gdvernment and has been acknowledged by all leading authorities. It is not at all likely that the contentions of Senator Morgan or Alabama, or any or the advocates or the Cameron resolution will hold good when exposed to full dis cussion. Both Houses of Congress arc groping in the, dark. The executive alone holds the key to the situation, because another prerogative gives the President the right to withhold all information in regard to diplomatic affairs if the executive be lieves it to be for the best interests or the government. "Tiie immediate settlement or the Cuban difficulties is essential to restore the con fidence of a large number of the leaders in. commercial pursuits. "Every true citizen is anxious to see Cuba free rrom the oppression from which the fertile island and suffered under Spanish rule. Don't Delay Prosperity. "It is an executive question that can be quickly settled ir the President desires to take prompt action in the premises- "The Cuban question should not be per mitted to delay prosperity. Both houses ot Congress should hasten to aid in the return or prosperity, which was promised by the Republican leader, It Mr. McKinley was elected. "The result of the election was de cisive. Although I did all In my power to elect Mr. Bryan, I do not proie to hamper the incoming administration by dilatory tactics. "A majority ot the people have spoken for Mr. McKinley, and I intend to aid his administration as much as possible, ir his administration brings prosperity, the majority were right but ir. on the other hand, the reverse Is the result, Mr. McKin ley and his sponsors will pass out of view four years hence. " New York, Jan. 1. Cubans in this city scout the report of the drowning or the members of the Three Friends expedition. They note tlie fact that the news comes by way ot Madrid, though the island is not tar rrom Key West, and such a disaster must ot a certainty, ir true, have reached there. Dr. Castillo or the Cuban junta said: "Tlie report is ridiculous. There is no trutli in it. It Is a pure fabrication. We know where our men are. They arc all right." Beyond this the doctor would say nothing. ."Weyler Interviewed. Havana, Jan. 1. A reporter of the Diario de La Marina has had an interview with Captain General "Weyler in the Mata Toro camp. Speaking of the situation In the province or Tlnar Del Bio, Gen. Weyler said that speaking rrom the standpoint or strength and importance the Insurrection In that province had been crushed. The few in surgents remaining were obliged to hide liko wolves in their caves. Fevers and smallpox had thinned the rebel ranks. Ilisown column and thoseofotherSpanish commanders have overrun tlie base and interior or the hills and had met no rebels. The insurgents, arter the death of Maceo, were without a leader. Rivera, Maceo's successor, was unpopular among his men. Gen. Weyler added that his statements would be confirmed after Gens- Melguizo and Arolas had completed their opera tions, which included the sweeping ot the Continued on Third Page. PARIS AMBASSADOR RECEIVED Don. J. B. F.nstis Honored the New Year "With Open House. Paris, Jan. 1. The Hon. J. B. Eustis, the American ambassador, held a New Year reception today, which was very largely nttended by the members or the American colony. Miss Eustis, daughter or the ambassador, acted as hostess. She was assisted by Mra. George Eusti, Mrs. Alan Eustls and Mrs. Vignaud, wife or the secretary or the embassy. Among those who attTtfffaedthe receptiou were William Dannat, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bacon, Col. and Mrs. Cfcarles Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Goodridge, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Stewart, Major and Mrs. Hunting don. Mr. and Mrs. John George Munroe, and Countess E. de Coetlogon. Mr. Samuel B. Morse, the American con sul general, and Mrs. Morse gave an "at home." which was attended by 500 guests. A galaxy or American beauties present consisted or Miss Bussey, Miss Busehback, Miss Noah, Miss Denby, Miss Sanderson, Miss Fairrax, Miss Flthlan, Miss I'lummer, Miss Maud Davis, Mrs. Bowen and Mrs. Paul Bartlett. CODNT FOR A JERSEY GIRL Miss Ewald Captivated Willielm Rado of Hungary at a Ball. Groom-to-Be Formerly Connected With Austrian Legation in This "City. New York, Jan. 1. Another American girl is to wed a foreigner of noble blood. This time it is not a case of wealth and beauty goingin exchange for a title, as the prospective groom, for a wonder, is pos sessed or estates of his own. The girl who will wed the foreigner is Miss Carrie Ewald, of No. 338 York street, Jersey City. The prospective groom is Count Julian Charles Wilhelm Kado, second sone ot Prince Rado, of Budapest, Hun gary. - The sea nymph was Miss Ewald, an actress with one or Frohman's companies. The chance acquaintance le'd to love.and when the count left America he was en gaged to marry Miss Ewald. Count Rado returned to this country In 189-1 and persuaded his fiancee to leave the stage. Until three years ago Count Rado was connected with the Austrian legation in Washington. While on a visit to New York in 1S93 Count Rado attended an Arion ball given at Madison Square Garden. His dress was that of a prince or the fifteenth century, und when he saw a young woman on the dancing floor dressed as a sea nymph he asked that he be introduced to her- The marriage, which will take place the first week in February, will be attended by several of the nobility , among whom will be the rather ot the groom, who Is now on his way to, this country. Count Rado, while the second son. stands anexcelientchance to succeedh is rather and inherit the estate. Hi3 elder brother is unmarried and is In iwor health. In case of his brother's death Miss Ewald will be the Princess Rado, arter her father-in-law's death . Miss Ewald is the daughter of William II. Ewald ot the firm or Ewald Brothers, stationers, in Jersey City. WOLCOTT OFF FOR EUROPE. "Western Senator to Have a Silver Conference "With Foreigners. New York, Jan. 1. Senator Wolcott of Colorado, who recently visited President elect McKinley to confer with him rela tive to an international bimetallic con ference, is stopping at titc Hotel Waldorf previously to sailing for L.ondon tomorrow. His mission abroad is for the purpoy of sounding English bimctallists as to the expediency of an international conference, and it is understood that the Colorado Senator lias the sanction or the President elect for his negotiations. He would not discuss that feature of his trip. "It is a fact," said he, "that I am going abroad for a month or so. and It is equally true that I expect to confer with a number of European bimctallists r am not prepared to say what the result may be, though I am hopeful that good can be accomplished." SERIOUS ICEBOAT CRASH. Tempest Collides "With Txirna "Wliile Travel ins Mile a Minnte. Tepln, Wis., Jan. 1. A very serious ice-boat accident occurred here this morn ing Commodore R. M. Anderson's Loma, sailed by Capt. O. L. Murray, was making a landing, when Capt. I. A. Fuller's Temp est, sailed by Claude Fuller, eoiuinz at the rate ot a mile a minute, crashed into the Loma, hitting her amidships, crushing both boats into a shapeless mass. Glen Murray, riling the rudder beam of the Tempest, was knocked senseless and did not regain consciousness for several hours. George Murray, sou of Capt. O. Li. Murray, riding on the runner beam of the Lorna, was bruised about the face and received a bad gash just- below the knees which may cripple him for life. The others escaped with slight Injuries. MNSBROUGH IN THE LEAD. The North Dakota Candidate for Senator May "Win. Bismarck, N. D., Jan. 1. Not more than a dozen members of the legislature are he re. The situation is this: nansbrough has a Tar greater following than any other candi date, but he lacks about ten votes of a ma jority of all the Republicans in the legislature. It looks as though there would be no cau cus, a long fight In the legislature, which meets January 5, and the final defeat of nansbrough by some such deal as that in which Roach won a few years ago. Myrtle Iidse Fleets Officers. Myrtle Lodge, No. 25, Knights of Pythias, have chosen the following officers to jierve for the ensuing year: Chancellor com mander, H. E. Smith; vice chancellor, Sol Meyers; prelate, II. Marks; master ot work, W. F. Beers; master ot finance, F. M. Strawberger; representatives to Grand Lodge, George E. Cornell, C. L. Brooks. Frank B. Brown, M. C. Thompson and W. F. Beers. Brober Cowles Missing. Hartford, Conn., Jan. 1. HenryA.Cowles. a well-known broker ot this city. Is miss ing. He left Hartford one week ago, os tensibly to go to New York on business, und not a truce of him has been found since. Flnancialdlfflcultles are thought to be the basis ot Mr. Cowles' disappear ance. The creditors are examining his books. Watch for a. town. Congress nelgbfcL PUBLIC'S LASTJftNDSHAKE Citizens Pay Respect to Presi dent and Mrs. Cleveland. THE MUTE HOUSE THRONGED Callers Reduced in Nninber toy Threatening "Weather Cabinet Assisted, the Chief Executive Charming "Women Brightened tho Tedious Social Function. The last New Year's reception ot Pres ident Cleveland as c-hler executive of the republ'e yesterday was dwarfed in bril liancy by none of the similar functions that have preceded it at the White House, though the dull, threatening weather mtie the general throng smaller than it was lqstyear or on seme previous years. But, withal, the ciowd was a. great one, and long before the hour set for the be ginning of the formalities the public ar ranged itself in krg riled groups and as tembliesin theneighbofhoodr The reception of the Cabinet, thatarter ward assisted in the runcticn, and the dip lomatic corps was told in The Evening Times. At the conclus'on ot this most impor tant part of the day's program caice Jn turn the Judiciary, the C.ngress.onal con tingent, the Army and Navy , the veterans, organizations, and last the people Justices Pay Respects. Chief J usuce Fuller, with Marshal Wrigl.fe touching his shoulder, was the center of a bevy of pretty women, bright and modish in dress. Hair a dczen or them made up the line till the towering forms or Justices Harlan and Gray were reached with the ladies and gentlemen or their households about them. Justice White, with a cbarmingLoulsiana young lady in nontof him, closed the line. All but Justices Field and Brown were present. Following were Chiet Justice Knotty Justices Peele, Davis, Wtldon and Clerk Hopkins ot the court or claims, Chier Jus tice Alvey ot the court of claims, Chief Justice Bingham, Justices Hagner, Brad ley and Cole or the District supreme court. The Representatives u ok thelead of Con gressmen, with Messrs. Hacey.McCIell.m, Baker, Brosius and HarrUon among the Tirst. Then Senators Morrill, Lodge and Sfcer man passed- Mrs. Sherman was an un pretentious figure but was pointed out by people frequently. Senator Nelson had with him his wife and daughter. Senator Call, Representa tives nardy, Evans and Doliiver. Senatoi Burrows, Representatives BouteUV and Aldrich made up the line ahead of Com missioners Ross, Truesdett and Powell. Gen. Batchelder, ex-minister to Spain, was near thl3 group- Representatives Dalzell, Bailey, Dins more and Patterson, with Senators Peffor and Carter and Librarian Spofford were near the close or the line of civilians. Military Display. Gens. Miles and Ruggles led the mil itary display or gold braid, brass but tons and plumed cliapaux. The White House attendants always notice that these and tlie Navy are less likely to straggle off the linn onto the carpet as they pass slowly through- Along the line at the head of the D partuients were Gen. CraighfH, Col. Mc Keiiide, Gen. Greeley, Cols. Sumner and M'lls, Lieut- Col- Guenther, Capt. Tyler, Gen. Vincent and Surgeon General Stern be rg- Then came the Navy with Admiral Ram sey in the lead, followed by Cols- Hay w.xd, narrington and others. Gen. Ordway. Col- Cecil Clay and others were wth, the District Guard. Tlie Smithsonian was represented by Secretary Langley and Hon- Gardiner Hub bard; Civil Service Commission, President Procter, Commissioners Rice and Hn-'o.w and Chief Examiner Serven; the Inter state Commerce Commission, by Messrs. Youmaus and Clemen ts and Secretary Mcse ley; Postoffice, Assistant Postmaster Gen eral Maxwell, near whom was Hon- Thon.a3 E. Benedict, public printer; Treasury, Comp'rollcr Eckels, Assistant Secretary Curtis, Treasurer .Morgan, Director ot Mint Preston, Chic-r Clerk Carlisle, ;- ' polntmcnt Clerk Nesbit and Auditors noward and Baldwin: Interior, Commis sioners Lamoreux and Seymour; Navy, As sistant Secretary Reynolds Veterans in IJue. The ex -Union soldiers, representative ot the several organizations, turned ouc well. They formed in line at their re spective headquarters, as is customary, and marcheJ in a body to the White House ground-, and. upon reaching; the west gate piissed up the driveway in theordernar.i.Ml, the G. A. R. entering the mansion first, the Union Veteran Legion next, and rd lowing them the Old Guard. witliherind there a representative of other organiza tions. Among them were the Loyal Legicu, Veterans o the War or 13-16, Sons ot Veterans, and members of the Women's Reller Corps. The Grand Army ot the Republic was in charge of Commander John McElroy, and with him were other department of ficials and members or the order, as rol Iows: Dr. A- J. Huntoon, senior vice enm--rr.nnder; Dr. Raub, junior vice cemmander; G. M. Hasted, A. A. G.; A. S: Tabcr, A. Q: M. G.; E. J. Swcut, judge advocategeneral; B. F. Chase, lnpector general; J. B. Carlin, chicr or htaff; W. H. Decker, chief mustering officer; Dr. A. E. Johnson, medical director, and Past Department Comraamfers N. Bickford.A- H. G. Rich ardson, B. F. Ilawkes. William Gibson, S. E. Faunce, Judge Samuel C. Mills, Col. L. B. Cutler. Col. W. Slater, W. IT. Gotwald. M. A. Dillon, Past Department Commander Drake of Alabama, Chaplain , T. W. Talmadgc, Charles Emery of the Department ot Missouri, Commander Thomas R. Sheppnrd.H.H. Martin, James McGucklan, W. K. Taylor, and John Mor rtson. Union Veteran Heglon. Tlie Union Veteran Legion, sixty strong; in command of Col. Luke Kelly, had with It the Henderson Drum Corps, without in struments. The legion had called upon Gen. Miles prior to its appearance at the White House. The veterans tiled into the mansion at 111:45 o'clock. Among the officers and others present were Colonel-elect Louis Schutter, Majors James B. Royce, J. J. Thompson, Dennis O'Connor, Lieut-Col. Ei Continued on Eighth Fage. Floorins, S1.30 for 10O Feet. 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