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'WB&IW lNLT The TIMES' cir culation les wwk was ,511 k HMtafeg; dfoar dwrfeg Say; prtfeaM" light showers at night; warmer. THE LARGEST IN THE CITY. o VOL. in. 2s O. 1,022. WASHINGTON, D. C, SUJSTDAX, JANUARY 3, 1897 SIXTEEN PAGES. THEEE CENTS. 223 iraes lh ilLLEB LEDJHE 80101 Crossed Tape First in the Great Bicycle Contest. MADDOX PRESSED HIM HARD Jersey Itider tno"e Brilliant Jspurt, lint Jt "Was Too I jite Gutnert on the J.ender Liiwmmi Seeured Fun rtli l'luce Dxeitinir Scene ut the Clo-e. Tlic Final Score: Mile. Lips. "Waller K7-1 r. Maddux 74 X A-hinser JJJ$ L;iivsoii l 1 Hunter &J 1(i Ports! cr 8TO Tlie finale or On grand Fix-day bicycle race last night was in wry respect a fitting climax o an event which mark- rt new epoch in tli.- cycling history or the world. Thousands :f e.iger people thnuiged the approaches !. Convention Hall, anxious ly awaiting Uielr turn b-forc the bo office, wliil' aside the building the scene was even niiw animated- Everj jila-e "i oin which a ghmpsc-of the racers could oe ohutincd was occupied toon after "!e sale f leservcd seats wa discontinued, niJ people almost fought for the precarious fooling m the M'lall space away up under the lug iron girders, where they were compelled to hold on very much after the fashion of trapeze performers. The skating space had heen encroached upon by the laying of many boards on which seats hiid been placed, and early In the evening the jam became so great that all thoughts of skating wereabundoncd. Favorite Hitlers. Ladies standing on ehnirs. and even ele vate to tbe shoulder,, of the men. watched tbe racers with breathless interest, which nevei flagged until the pistol shot ended the magnificent sprint. The favor of the fair sex was divided between the "Terrible Swede" and dimin utive little Hunter. All the evening buLli these riders were tied for fourth place, and the expectation of the last struggle be tween them was exceedingly keen. Both Lad experienced many mishaps during the race, and with true sporting instincts the Ej"mpathv of themiiltitude was with them. It must be said that the Swede is the fairest,! acer ever seen on any li nek. When little Ilimiei fell jesteiilay afternoon the Swede generously slowed up until the un fortui.ate racer was m ids saddle and on even terms once inoic. It was a graceful net and the fair-haired Scandinavian was more fnnly fixed in the infection, of the crowd than ever. Floral Tributes. Each riJer came in for a sliare of ap plausc during the closing hours of the strutt pic, and Hie floral offerings which were tJiuwered upon them by their admirers were profuse and beautiful. Lawson was the most favored rider in this respect, his trainers and attendants having their hands full gathering in the floral showei which descended upon the popular lider. Hunter, too. had his mind fully occupied m catching bouquets on the fly and then tossing them to Ed. I'iuiuiner, who proceeded to festoon his miniature kitchen with the beautiful blossoms. Mr Maddox, the wife of the game Jersey rider, occupied a scat with Mrs. Waller, wife of the Flying Dutchman,'' and both were almost totally eclipsed by the bower of roses which had been tendered their respective husbands. Mrs. Maddox Excited. Mrs. Maddox was intensely interested in every movement of the riders, and her excitement during the concluding minutes of the race was in decided contrast to the coolness displayed by Mrs. "Waller. The latter sat still and unmoved, while the high-struiig little Jersey woman danced up and down. Baby "Waller was not on hand to enjoy the victory of his sire, as the crush would have doubtless been dangerous to his youthrul frame. The veteran Ashingcr. who had ridden buch a game race, even after the tre mendous strain of the New York contest, was compelled to seethe championship slip from his grasp, after holding it for more than five years. His endurance, while very remarkable, is doubtless lving weak ened by age, as is the case with that other old vet., S chock, who retired early in the contest. "Wonderful Riding. Neitlur of them aie capable of petting in the great finishing sprints or th"ir younger dajs, and must soon give way to Mich men as Madc'ox and Lawson. The riding of "Waller and Maddox con tinued to be the great feature, even to the last moments of the race. The "Fly ing Dutchman' 'never weakened or wavered during the six days of his wondeiful sprint and those who predicted a break-down for him were silenced. Neither did he betray any evidences of liib unceitain dis positions, the descriptions of which have made many piople imagine him anj thing but the kindly. Jovial German he has proved himself to be. The breaking of the ireord was an as sured thing, and although there was an impression that 000 miles was essential, the new ncord of S7-1 miles, 5 and a fraction laps, will undoubtedly stand for man a 3 car before it is again beaten. A Perfect Traclt. ThcTe has never been a track built which equalled the one at Convention Hall, so the riders say, and it is doubtful if one equal in construction will be seen again for a long time. It was carefully re ineasured yesterday and found to be 39.5 feet over the mile, which necessitated an addition of more than six miles to the score of each rider over and above the number of laps credited. That fact will insure beyond all question the correctness of the numerous ne w records which have been established during the past week. The riders got off on their labt eight hours' sprint at 2:21, and it was soon seen that they were saving themselves for the finish, as no bur.sts of sjtecd were in dulged in during the e.iily afternoon. The contestants objected to pacemakers, as they pn lei red to cut out their own work for the afternoon. T Xawson's Generous Action. At 5 o'clock the pare had fallen off to a comparatively slow one, and none of the men showed a disposition to work it up until little Hunter endeavored to forge to the front. His wheel lapped that of Lawson and he went down with a cra&h, carrying Ashlnger with him. Then occurred the generous action of Lawson Continued on Seventh Page. WOLCOTT SAILED FOR EUROPE Senator "Will Try for Tuternntional Bimetallic Conference. New York, Jan. 2. Senator Wolcott sailed on the Campania today as the envoy or bimetallism. Before the end of this month an international conference in the interest of bimetallism will be held in London. Tiie representatives of five gov ernments will be present. The conference will be informal, but those who will meet are accredited rep lesentatives of their governments, and out of this meeting will grow a formal conference- The Bimetallic League of Great Britain has been for some lime working for thib end and a deep enough interest in bimetal lism In the United States, France, Ger many and Uussla for them to send repre sentatives to the conference. Senator Wolcott, the representative from this country, said Just before sailing: "Tliis conference will be entirely unof ficial. My Invitation comes from promi nent bimetallism in London. This is an auspicious time for discussing the subject. "I feel very hoperul that something will grow out of our meeting-" Senator "Woleott declined to discuss his powers, which were bestowed by the Con gressional caucus with the advice and consent of President-elect "William Mc Kinley. HOT FIGHT FOR SENATOR Penrose Picked as tlie "Winner by Senator Quay. Ulankenberir and Dolun Claim for WaimmnLer Sixty -five Votes. Bribery Charged. Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 2. Many members of the legislature arrived today, and the political atmosphere is clearing somewhat. Thoe who nave been regarded as doubt ful are now announcing their preference on the Senatorslup and the lines are more dis tinctly drawn. Vt the Penrose headquarters the claim is made that the "Wanamaker people will have less than (55 voles, but the mali ngers of tlie ex-postmasler general's cam paign, declare such a statement to be aburd They denounce the stories of de fections from their ranks as false and sent out for effect. Senator Quay declares that Senator Pen rose will have a large majority, and thai nothing the others cau do will change the result. Thomas Dolnn, of Philadelphia, one of the Wanamaker leaders, arrived this after noon, and it is expected that Mr. "Wana maker will be heie this evening or Monday if his health permits. Senator Thomas, at the Penrose head quarters, said today that of the un pledged members, Penrose will get the most of them. Lieut-Gov. Lyon and other prominent Western Pennsylvania poli tician'; arrived this moni'iig, and every train Is adding to the throng. It is practically settled that the caucus on the Senatorship will be held on Tues day night. It is being told at Quay head quarters that one or the southern tier mem bers called on Senator Quay today, nndtold him that while he had been lined up for Wanamaker, he recognized that the "Jig was up," and wanted to go along with the winning side. He asked to be taken care of in the making up of the House committees. The Senate slate committee will meet this evening to portion the places in that body. Rudolph Blankcnberg issued the following statement this morning: "Mr. Quay's desperation is best shown by his ststement that 5.000 have been offered ror two votes. He knows that neither Mr Wanamaker, Mr. Dolun, nor myself, would under any circumstances permit the Illegitimate use of money. "If Mr. Quay has knowledge of such of tion today by the expenditure of one single dollar in an illegtimate manner, I would rathei cut off my right hand than expend that money fo rstich a purpose. If Mr. Quay has knowledge of such of fers he owes it to his State, his country, and more than all. to tils conscience, to ex pose them at once, and we challenge him to expose them." UNCLE SAM WAS ROBBED. "Walter Goodwin Arretted Charged With Stealing Mail. Special to the Tims. Staunton, Ta. Jan. 2 Walter Goodwin, cngineman and fireman at the city post office, was arrested here today charged with robbing the United States mftll. There having been complaints of miscar riage of mail in the past fortnight, Assist ant Postmaster Eskndge made a test to determine wheie was the trouble, and dropped in the mail decoy letters. It is siad Goodwin was seen to pick up a de coy letter and go to the toilet room in the basement. Mr. Eskridgc followed imme diately and the letter was found in a sewer pipe, where it had been thrown. Goodwin stoutly denies his guilt." He is now in Jail, awaiting the action of the United States commissioner, who lesides in Harrison burg. Goodwin is a man of family and has heretofore borne a good reputation. Signs of Prosperity. Bethlehem, Pa., Jan. 2. After an Idleness of nearly three months the blooming mill of the Bethlehem Iron Company started to day, and the steel mill and other depart ments, employing more than 1,000 men. will resume on Monday. The company's ordnance works will continue running da y and night. A shipment of turret plates for the battleship Towa was made today. Coffee War at Cleveland. Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 2. Tlie corfee war reached Cleveland today. The sugar trust reduced its wholesale price on Lion, the trust brand, when the market opened to 17 3-1 cents per pound. One of the coffee trust concerns, the Jersey, at once followed suit, reducing to the same figure. Both cuts were at the rate of one and a hair cents a pound Death Due to Accident,. St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 2. The verdict of the coroner's Jury in the case of the late Joseph B. McCullagh, editor of the Globe Democrat, who was killed by falling from a window in his residence last Thursday, was rendered at roon today, and states that death was due to accident. The in terment takes place at Bellefontaine Ceme tery tomorrow afternoon. - - , . . " Ssr Quick Railroad Hun- lacksonville, Fla., Jan. 2. Commencing January 18 the celebrated Florida special the Atlantic Coast Line and Plant system will be Inauguratedt leaving New York at 1:30 i. 111., making the run to Jacksonville In twenty-six hours. Watch for a town. Congress Helghta. PBBUcnujajo suicide Pathetic Circumstances Around Banker Hammond's Death. CHARGES IN A NEWSPAPER They "Laid the Failure of the Bunk to the Operations of the Vice President nnd the Items That Seemed to Incriminate Him Were Found on Ills Person. Chicago, Jan. 2. William A. Hammond, who was second vice president of the failed National Bank of Illinois, went from his Evanston home partly dressed and evidently demented, In the gloomy darkness and wind-swept ram about 2 o'clock this morning, and, leaving a trail of lorn and twisted pnvatu papers in his path, sought the Dempster street pier, from which lie threw himself into the icy water of Lake Michigan, to obtain iclief from the troubles which have piled upon him in the past two weeks. The body was found bhortly after noon by two boys nt the foot of Church street, whither it had been carried by the under tow. It was taken to the morgue, and an inquest was held The intelligence of the banker's self-desiruction, so closely fol lowing that of Hanker Otto Wasmniisdorfr, was a distressing shock to Chicago bank ers and the ft tends of the dead man, although not altogether a surprise to those who knew under what terrible mental strain Mr. Hammond had been living since he tind been held up to public scoin by a Chicago newspaper as the wrecker of the National Bank or Illinois a charge which is indignantly characterized ns a malicious lie by the suicide's intimate friends and lawyer. Walked Through the Rnin. Although despondentto an unusual degree last night. Mr. Hammond gave no warning to friends 01 family, and there is nothing in the circumstances surrounding ills tragic end which would warrant the assumption that he contemplated killing himself for any length of time. Shortly before 11 o'clock last night he telephoned from his home to that of his closest friend in the suburban town, Percy Palmer, to learn if lie was at home, as he wished to payhima visit. Ham was falling heavily, but Mr. Ham mond insisted on making the call. Mr. Palmer saw that his friend was a broken man m every way. In conversation with Mr. Palmer his mind wandered. He said he must realize by selling his homestead, which is in his wife's name. He refused to be encouraged by prospects held out for future usefulness. His visit was brief, and declining the offer of Mr. Palmer to accompany htm home or take a waterproof coat or um brella to protect him from the heavy rain fall, Mr. Hammond returned to his home on foot. He must have walked unneces sarily slow In the nun, because it was alter 1 o'clock when Mrs Hammond saw him enter the house. He talked a little with her and seemed to be a little more cheerful Their two-year-old boy had heen restless for several nights, and Mr. Hammond was so tired oui that she slept soundly in a room adjoining that in which Mr. Hammond went to retire, apparently. The baby was sleeping with his mother. Items on Ills Person. About 2 o'clock Mrs. Hammond "was conscious of some one entering her roj'n and she supposed Mr Hammond had come, being only separated by :mi unlocked door. It is believed the trouble-racked father entered to imprint a good -by kiss on the face of his little boy. It was nearly 0 o'clock when Mrs. Ham mond awoke nnd at once noticed that the door leading to her husband's room was ajar farther than customary, and his ab sence aroused all her latent fears for his fate. The household was aroused and family friends near by summoned hurriedly to search for the missing man und notify tlie police. Birney J. Moore and George S. Lord, old friends, walked to an old pier at the foitof Pempster street, not far from the Hamircnd homestead, and their suspicions and fears were verified by finding a trail or torn paper, with Mr. Hammond's signa tuie on some of the larger pieces. The discovery of the clew confirmed nil fears that he was no longer alive, and the body was so .in found in the shallow water, where it had been carried by the tide. In a 1 or ket was found a memorandum written by Mr. Hammond on a letter-head or Farson, Leach .fc Co., the promoters and chief o ners of the Calumet Electric Street Railway. It contains the following items Dec. 1G, 1S9G: National Bank or Illinois $1,-197,000 Foreign exchange f22,000 Bank of Illinois 97,000 Outside loans: Johct National 20,000 E. G. Crawford 5,000 Shawmut 100,000' Independence National 50,000 Mercantile National 1 00,000 Wolf 17,000 Total $2,475,500 Interest, $07,000. A Newspaper Attack. These figures arc significant in the foreign exchange item corresponding to the amount which Mr. Hammond is ac cused of carrying on the bank books to that account when the money really rep resented an extra loan on Calumet Electric bonds and in the total amount correspond ing to the total loaned on Calumet Electric security by the bank. Ten days ago a local morning paper pub-" lished a sensational and lengthy attack upon Mr. Hammond's honesty as an officer of the Bank of Illinois. It directly uc-T cused him or wrecking the institution; of' playing the role or "Kiter;" of speculating with other people's money; of practising carefully planned deception on his fellow directors and the depositors for years, and of sealing the lips of President Schneider by allowing the accounts of' Weiss ,c Berger, sons-in-law of the presi dent, to pass safe bounds. The article alleged: "Hchas violated, wilfully and delitier ately, the law which is supposed to pro tect the public from such as he." Referring to these charges, friends of Mr. Hammond united Id declaring thatthey had driven him to his death . - Mr. Hammond had been employed in Chicago banks for twenty-five years, be ginning as a messenger and being steadily promoted from the beginning of lihyejli:? ploymenfc in the failed bank. He carried $00,000 life insurance. Ivy Institute Eusfncss College, Sth and K. None better $25 a ycar.tlay or nifiht . FIRE THREATENS NASHVILLE. PuhEd Squnre Destroyed Da mnge Ov-eV One -Million Dollars. Nashville, Tenti., Jan. 2. Fire started an hour ago and Public Square is doomed. All fire' departments, arc out hut can do nothing on account of the high wind. 12:30, ..aw in. Lebcek Bros., wholesale and retail dry goods; Grimes, Daily & Kobinson, hardware1 dealers, and the Robinson, hardware dealers, and the pub lie market, having anjarea of a block and a half, have been totally destroyed by Hie fire. 5 No fatalities have ns yet occurred, but are moinentniily expected on nccount or the Immense buildings which compose this part of the city and are now In a tottering condition- i The fire is undoubtedly the most disas trous of the city!s history and the loss Will reach into the millions, with the fire still raping furiously. The insurance at'present is unobtainable, but will probabiyrench about GO per cent. The same locality was visited recently by almost as disastrous a conflagration us the one .of this morning. The fire originated In the second story of Lebeek Bros, and spread westward. At 12:30 a terrific windstorm arose from thesouth west, which fannedthe flames into a fury. The city hull and market house, which is located opposite the ruined build ings, caught from sparks and was very se riously damaged. Burns & Co., harness manufacturers, lo cated on Market street, in rear of Lebeek Bros., caught at. 12:15, and was totally ruined. The total loss at this hour is estimated at $1,000,000. At 10:05 o'clock the rear wall of Burns' saddlery fell through the jewelry btore or B. II. Rtenr & Co., crushing a number of people. Nasmille, Jan. 3.-1:30 n. m. The fire is under control. SANK OFF MOSQUITO INLET Commodore Went Down in Twenty Fathoms of Water. All the Men Were Saved XovelKt Crane Was Aboard Insurgents Ileported Defeated. Jacksonville, Fla.. Jan- 2. The steamer Comnurdore sank in twenty fathoms or water twenty miles northeast or Mosquito Inlet at 3 o'clock this morning. All or the men on board were- saved and twelve or them 1 cached Jacksonville tonight. The story of the accident, as told by one of the men, Is as f'o.ivs;. .... - w ' The steamer crossed the St. Johns bar at 2 o'clock, Friday ufternoon and at mid night was one hundred miles down the coast. One of the men went into the hold for something andfound it hair full ol water. Great excitement prevailed, but the pumps were started and everyone on board put to work bailing. Tlie water gained steadily and at 3 o'clock the steamer was deserted, R. A Delgado taking command of one boat with eleven other men In it, and Capt. Murphy commanding the other. The Delgado party landed on the beach near New Smyrna at10:30 a. m., but Capt. Murphy's boatload (lid not land until 9 o'c!6ck tonight. The boat is said to have been over loaded with coal w"hcn it left here and it is thought that she sprung her seamn when she grounded on Commodore's Point in going down the St. John's. StephenCranc, the novelist, was on board and was in Capt Murphy's boat, The Cubans here are downlfeartcdover the acci dent, especially as the Commodore was ex pected to carry the men left by the Three Friends on No Name Key. W. A. Blsbce, owner of the Dauntless, received the following rrom that key today: "The Dauntless rescued a large body of men and a cargo from No Name Key. Many of the men were in a helpless con dition. Tlie Dauntless will wait and meet the Commodore nnd deliver the men and cargo to her. Will report as per signals seen at Miami and will return as soon as we meet the Commodore, probably Friday.'' This confirms the reports leceived fiom Key West Friday night, 6tating that the Dauntless was anchored orf No Name Key Fndaj afternoon, taking on men and cargo. , TheCubanshcrcarc very muchconcerned over the leport that many of the men ,are in a helpless condition. It is not be lieved that any or them were wounded when fired upon by the Spanisli patrol toat ofr the Cuban coast, but that their condition is the result of exposure on No Name Key. The key is a deserted island, and the 'men have had r.o protection from the weather for the past ten days. It is be lieved that those who are too weak to beTtaken tin the Commodore will be brought to this port on thft Dauntless. Havana, Jan. 2 -i-Gen. Wejler has issued from his camp at J3ajetc two edicts hear ing date of yesterdaj. One or them pro hibits the storages or sale or hardware, saddlery', clothing;, provisions, or medi cines in tinrortiried towns. It also abso lutely piohibitsthu lemoval of such poods fpm the towns in the provinces of Pinar uel Rfo, Havana -and Matanzns without a military permit. It is ordered that eight days after the date of the edict all. stores in unpro tected villages and hamlets must be closed and their goods removed to stronger places. This applies also to stores on unfortified sugar estates'iin the provinces of Santa Clara,. Puerto Principe and Santiago de Cuba. Those persons'who violate the edict will be considered rebel sympathizers and will be tried and condemned as such. The other edict orders the formation of ones of .'cultivation around the towns, and allots for the cultivation of vegetables ..etc., a piece1 of ground free of charge to each famijy, concentrated in tlie toAvns under previous edicts These persona will he allowed to hold the land free or all charges for six months after the insurrection shall have been suppressed. rwe8sasesEsM- An exception is made, however, in the case of those ramHiCd which have a brother or husband in the rebel ranks- To these no lanQivjIl be allotted- An 'engagement has taken place at Blanquizal province of Pinar del Rio, be tween a rebeL party and a detachment-or opanisu-Lroops. ifie reueis were ueieaicu after-losing twenty of their cumber, killed. Ball Decoration Committee Given a Liberal Appropriation. EVERYBODY NOW SATISFIED Fxecutlve Committee Holds a "Very Interesting Session Badges, Sou venirs and Other Designs AdopteJ. IMoney Allotments Made to Vuri ous Subcommittees. The merry war about the flowers and lights, und flower girls, and private boxes Tor the Americana nrtistrocaey, and all that kind or thing for the inaugural ball was settled last night by the executive committee. Chairman Roesslc, of the committee on decorations, who went in like Monte Cristo for roses to scatter ami lights to burn, won out on tlie last hand. His plea for more money was granted to such an extent that he expressed himself satisfied. Chairman Bell, who presided, did not care to give out tlie exact amount, but it cau be stated that it is much more than the $7,500 heretofore intended for the decoration of the ballroom. Chairman Bell and the other members who took part in the aesthetic debate, came out of the committee room as placidly as if the sounds of the battle had not been rioating down the corridor or tlie Glover building ror three-quarters or an J o.ir. There won' t, however, be any boxes or flower girls. Everybody will be on the gio.md floor, on a perfect $5 equality, liberty and fraternity. The committee met at 7.30 p. in., there being present, the chairman, Vice Presi dent L. D. Wine, Treasurer Edon, Cor responding Secretary Brackett, Recording Secretary Walker, John W Thompton.H. V. Royuton, T. Somervdle.H. A. Willard, L. P. Wright, J- E. Brll, George Gib-on, Gen. Cecil Clay, Gen. G. B. Williams, T. K. Roessle, M. 1. Weller, Claience F. Nor ment, John B. Wight, Col. A. T. Britton. J. J. Berret, Judge John G. Long. R. Koss Perry, a. M. Clcpp, John F. Cooke. M. M. Holland and Dr. Franklin T. Howe, representing the committee on music. Subscriptions Reported. Chairman Thompson, of the finance com mittee, reported subscriptions amounting to about $50,000, of which $10,0-10 had al ready been paid in. Capt. Bell, on comfort at the ball, re ported that ample accommodations had been provided for the press. Plans ror cirriagc ways at the Pension Office were submitted by Mr. Somerville, but were not acted on, as they have not yet been submitted to the .subcommittee. Chairman Willard, of the committee on parks and reservations, submitted drawings of the stands along the Avenue, which were approved by the inspector or public build ings, and ujlso by the executive committee It was a part of the agreement that no stand should be erected where iLtwoald obstruct .hs view a? Say uf'-DSSvuiihiicf monuments. Col. Wright from the committee on public comfort reported that he had secured and registered accommodations for 15,1-tl per sons and had registered lie) windows on Pennsylvania avenue. Fifteenth street and Seventh street, places for hiring and stabling horses, etc He also interviewed the proprietors of dining rooms and found that so far 0,000 people can be accommo dated in the aggregate at from 25 to 50 cents per meal. Invitations and Tickets. Mr. Gibson submitted designs for the invitations and tickets. Tlie executive committee lias adopted the designs for the souvenir and dance cards, but these will not be made public until they have been copyrighted. The banquetcominlttcehas had a number of proposals for the feast from caterers in Philadelphia and New York, in addition to the large number from Washington. The action or the chairman in contract ing for 2,300 badges was approved. The committee on public order reported progress. Mr. L. D. Wine, chairman of the committee on street decorations, made a report sub stantially as given In The Times after the first meeting of that committee. x Tlie souvenir of the ball Is to be the joint work of thcBureau of Engraving and Print ing and of Bailey, Banks & Biddle or Phil adelphia, the latter having done the work in '88 and the former in 93. Mr. Bell regards the design as the handsomest yet offered tc any committee. The work on the badges will be executed by J. K. Davi son of Philadelphia. It was decided to rescind the action taken nt a former meeting whereby the concerts were limited to Friday of inau gural week. Concerts were determined on for Satur day, also in accordance with suggestions made by the committee on music at its, last meeting- Three concerts, in accord ance with the suggestion of Mr. Bell, will be given, dedicated respectively to gover nor or States, military organizations, and civic bodies. !No Dancing Saturday. There will be no dancing on Saturday night, the feature or the evening to be choral singing. On motion the chair was authorized to appoint Ben Butterworth, John J. Long, Aldis B. Brown, James L. Norrts, and Law rence Gardner as a committee to secure the necessary legislation from Congress authorizing the proper illumination and decoration of the public buildings. The contents of the official program will be at the discretion of the committee on parks and reservations, which by having it printed after bids received will secure the hightest grade or work. The secretary or the meeting gave out the information that the matter of appro priation to the several committees came up and evoked a long discussion. Amounts were nllotod to certain committees in cluding that of the committee on decora tions at the ball as above noted, and for all the bull committees. It was ascertained that among the com-' mittees, which had not yet been given amounts asked was the committee on street illumination and fireworks. This is the committee which is reported to have sug gested $l5,000as a very desirable amount. Itis better known now as the committee on arches, which, it constructed and lighted as proposed by that committee, will be gorgeous in effect. "Liberal Appropriation. It is not unlikely that this committee will get a very liberal appropriation from the statement made by Mr. Eell last night that he was in favor especially of thooe features of the event which would be a delight to the largest number of people. The extraordinary volume of electric light and illuminating power of all kinds which will be in demand on hc evenings of the electric displays, has suggested ihe question as to whether the capacity of the local plants would fill the magnincent projects now under discussion. This matter came out incidentally at the last meeting or the committee on street, dec orations. It was there stated on autlunty that the United States Electric Light Company would be able to meet any de mandsmads upon it.sothatthe great pwer required Tor the fifty arches and their pinnacles or electric decoration can he supplied, even ir every electric light, pub lie and private, along the Avenue, which will be the case. Is in rull blaze. Predecessors Kelip.sod. The matter of the various States being invited to take part in the decoration cr their respective arches is still In the hands of this appropriate committee . Tlie executive committee will not express an opinion on the scheme until It has been formally laid berore it. There is a general opinion, however, among members or the executive committee that the government should make ample appropriation for the Illumination and decoration of the public buildings. This, It is believed, will be done in the same spirit in which the citizens gen erally have contributed to make this in auguration fete eclipse any of IN predecessors. GOL. TAYLOR IS HOPEFUL Says JIIcKiiiley and Gold Will Surely Mend Our Ills. Dave Confidence nnd "Wait, That Is All We Have to Do. Chicago, Jan. 2. It was not until the ashes of Kate Field had been turned over to Miss Whiting yesterday .that Col. Charles H. Taylor of Eoston, could be in duced to talk upon current topics and ex press opinions which he, as editor and proprietor of the Boston Globe, stands for in New England. Being a Bostoninn, he considers Secretary Olney, who in a sense belongs to Boston, the greatest Secretary of State in his recol lection. He would like to see NeLsOti Dingley, Jr., Secretary or the Treasury in the new Cabinet, and stands rirnwith President Cleveland on the Cuban ques tion. 'It seems to me that the new year brings much promise to the business world," he said. "Prosperity, will return if we only give it time. There have been those who suspected they would be deluged with prosperity the moment the election was settled. They hail nothing historical or practical upon which to case their hopes. It will take time for things to regulate themselves and get back to a solid founda tion. "It is wrong to conclude that the failure of the National Bank of Illinois and Its sub ordinate institutions is any indication of the financial condltionof the country. This crash came as the result of bad manage ment and methods which look questionable. Itrjs not Just to man,., the country for a system of banking which would make great loans and then seek to cover them up by entering the items where the bank ex aminer would not te likely to see them. This failure and most or the others in the West have been due to individuals and not due to any condition In the rinancial world. 'There is a better feeling all over the country- I do not look for any general revival for about six months. It will be remembered that the panic or '73 lasted for six years There was a beginning or better times in '79, and for two years matters looked up, and prosperity became more general each year. There were good times then until Garfield was shot, and the country was thrown into a panic by that tragedy. "It may not take as long for the retnrn to the substantial conditions before the last panic as It did twenty years ago, but the process will be slow. Capital cannot get back confidence In a day or a month, and until confidence is restored business must suffer. It seems to me we are on the up grade- 'Cuba? I am with President Cleveland. It does not seem the right thing for us to set up a provisional government for the Insurgents. We who know Mr. Olney know that he is not acting blindly. He Is the best international and constitutional law yer in the country today, and before he made any announcement there is no doubt that he went to the very bottom of the question. "The administration has acted wisely and conservatively, and its course is to be indorsed rather than a policy or senti ment which might have stepped in at the wrong time and prolonged the war rather than assisted in its settlement- "There is plenty of Cabinet gossip from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Nelson Ding Icy, jr., would make an admirable Secre tary of the Treasury, being one of the most careful and studio is men in all New England. California has four or five candidates for the Cabinet- Some or the aspirants hope because or friendship with Mr. Hanna nnd some by reason or asso ciations with Major McKiuley." MR. McKJiEY dTciSvELAND. At Mark Ilnmin's Dome nnd Enjoy ing Himself. Cleveland. Ohio. Jan. 2 Major MeKln ley's first afternoon In Cleveland was an enjoiable one. He found Gen. William M. Osborne and other friends at Mr. Hanua's home, who gave him cordial greeting. R. W- Patterson of Chicago called on Major McKInley this afternoon to discuss Illinois affairs and to make a suggestion or two concerning certain appointments. No promises respecting Illinois patronage have been made by the President-elect. Senator Cullom will be here on Monday to confer with Major McKinlcy. The report that Senator Wolcottot Col orado, who sailed Trom New York today, is going abroad at the instance or Major McKinley toconrer with leading statesmen and financiers about the wisdom or calling an international money coherence, is net exact. Major McKinley is not in a position to send representatives abroad, and whatever Senator Woleott does is at the suggestion or his Republican colleagues in the Senate. Shot Dls Ilrother-ln-Law. Stuttgart, Ark., Jan. 2.-Capt. T. H. Leslie shot and killed his brother-in-law, A. II. Strode, at Gillett, last night, in a quarrel, and is now under arrest. Leslie is prominent in business and railroad circles. There is much excitement at Gillett, where Strode Is very popular. All the books of the Julius Lansburgh Furniture Co. were saved from the recent fire, and those owing any money to the firm will confer a great favor by calling soon and settling their indebtedness GYGLONE,SFEARFUL HOG Sclireveportj Louisiana. Liter ally Wiped Off the Earfli. MANY DEAD AND WOUNDED Fonr nouses Alone Hemain Stand lug Like n Flush From a Clear Sky the Wind Struck the Town. "Work of Ilocncrs Made Difficult by Debris. Sbrcveport, La., Jan. 2. A cyclone from the soi.lhwe.st struck and almost literally demolished the twn of Mtoriagsport, just north cf this city, at 3.45 p. m. today. Over twenty dwellings were blown down, only seven buildings being lert intact. Four persons were killed and twenty wounded. The Dead. WILLIE GOODMAN, i MAUD GOODMAN, HILL GOODMAN, Infant daughter of Mr. Jesse Goodman The Wonnded. Mrs. Jesse Goodman, Alice Goodman, P.ira Lee Goodman, wife and two daugh ters of Jesse Goodman. His nephew, Clyde Goodman- Mrs. Efrie .Morgan and infant baby, in jured. Mrs- Head, mother of Mrs. Morgan, sixty eight years or age, badly Injured in bade and foot. All the children killed were Mrs. Head's grandchildren. Mrs Milam and two children slightly in jured. Mr- Aitken, hurt in heud. Thomas Elgin, arm broken. Thomas Elliott, injured In head- Dr. J. B. Harris, head cut and lefk side Injured. Tom Seat, head cut- Airs. Tom Teat, internally injured. Miss Yeat.aged fourteen, and Alvin Yeat, seven years old, slightly injured Mrs. Davis, slightly injured. Jordan Robinson, colored, arm badly fractured- Three of the wounded will probably die The cyclone came suddenly and lasted only about one minute. Dons.es Destroyed. The following houses were- destroyed: IV. H. Broom's grocery and cotton seed house; Mam s:r- ami residence saf-; Ivy's grocery. Fain's saloon. Fuller's residence. Christian's store, warehouse, residence and tenant house: Morgan's residence, Milam's resilience. Frank Ivy's residence. Good man's residence, F. A. Yeat 'a residence. Methodist parsonage, C- S. Cn-m cne vacant house: O. V. Aitken's residence,. Croom's stable and smoke house. The only houses left uninjured are: Mrs. C. S- Crcom's residence, J S Noel's st. re and residence. Methodist Church. Mrs. Cald well's residence, W. H. B. Crooaa's main store and residence, and tbe depot. v Relief Committee. Physicians and a relief committee left at 6:20 on a special train, and every possitle attention is teing given the wounded. Capt. Matt Scsjvel, P J. Trezeveat, Henry Ender, N". W Bursff.S. N Keely. Then, is Enders, Mr. Seaman and others eame on the relief train ami are renderrog ah assistance in their power. It has been decided to tak the wounded to the hospital at daylighs in the merning Thev cannot be moved toofcrht, owing to the difficulty in getting them on tbe train Dr Tuhnghnst, the local physician, was fojnd here doing all in his power for the Injured. GRABBED THE MONEY BOX. Colored New-boy Attempts to Roh a Herdic. John Robinson, a colored lad sixteen years old, of Willow Tree alley, made a daring attempt at highway robbery lastiignt by snatching the change box of a Maryland avenue herdic. The cries of tae driver brought two citizens and Patrolman Van derwalker from a neighboring corner, and. the lad was caught and taken to the Ninth street station. Robinson is a newsboy, and the excuse he gave was that he wanted the money. He was standing on Maryland avenae northeat. near Third street, when heruic No. 71 came along in harge of Driver Hendricks. It is customary for the drivers, to carrj a box on the seat beside them in which isabout $1 5in change and Slo.n tickets. The herdic had passed the boy. when the latter ran along close to the side of it and caught up with the driver. Before Hen dricks noticed him he snatched the hex. There was no one in the herdic at the time. When the boy saw that escape was im possible'he threw the box at the driver ofr the herdic,and tickets andTchaage scattered over the pavement. At the station-house the young prise ner said he could not make money fast "nought selling papers and that he needed it. SEVENTY-TWO PAYOR PLATT. He Is Likely to Succeed. Hill as. New York's Senator. Albany, N. Y-, Jan. 2. The canvass of the Albany Even'ng Jotrr.nl of th chcici of the members of the legislature for a United States Sena or, to be elected Janu ary IS. to st-fceed David B Hill, shows to date that seventy-two members favor Tl omas C. Piatt: one. Senator Frank D. Pavey, or New York city, is for Joseph CI oate, and sixteen are undecided. It will take seventy six io:rb to nomi nate in the caucus, and 101 otes will be necessary to elect a United States Sena tor. Michigan Bank Closes. Whitehall, Mich.. Jan. 2 Bank. Ex aminer Angell this morning closed the Whitehall State Savings Bank, po-stmg a. notice on the door that he had taken pos session. Much excitement prevails. Ac cording to the last report. Issued by the bank, it shows about $SO,000 in deposits nnd about 2,000 on hand; loans and dis counts, $92.000; stocks, bonds, and mort gages, $4,500; surplus, $1,000. The officers of the bank have made no state ment. Dauntless to the Rescne. Madrid. Jan. 2. A dispatch from Manila, says that the rebels have been signally defeated at Balacan. According to tho dispatch, 1,100 insurgents were killed, ln cludingGen.Ensebro. Seven cannons were captured. The Spanish loss Is placed at twenty-three killedandsixty-eightwoundea The date on which the engagement 00 I curred is not given.