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WEATHER TODAY Threatening weather; warmer; easterly to southeasterly winds. The TIMES' cir culation last week wa3 THE LARGEST IN THE CITY. - VOL. HI. JXO. 1,027. WASHINGTON, D. C, 3TKIDAX, JANRUAY 8. 1897 JEIGrHT PAGES. ONE CENT. imes MJ WHOLE DAY OF UNPACKING AND FOR THE GREAUALE Misfit Parlors Tightly osed All Da The stneli of the defunct Mlsft Clothing Parlors, of Chicago, which failed on account of the collapse of the Chicago national banks, is now here. Our agents purchased the entire -Mock, consisting Anc custom made misf.t unci uncalled for Suits and Overcoats, for a mere tithe of their real value, for spot cash. Our store. 407 Seventh street, will he closed all day today in order that the great lahor of unpacking and marking down may proceed as rapid ly as possible, and we will sacrifice the profits of one day's business that we may commence this sale nt the advertised hour-8:30 a. m. Saturday. There shall he no disappointment or postponement, even if we haveto work the entire night. Sharp at 8:"JO tomorrow our doors will open for the commencement of the sale of this fine Chicago stock. Kvery suit, every overcoat, is the finished product of high-grade mer chant tailors. These garments are either uncalled for and left on the tailors hands, or they are misfits. So high Is the grade of this Chi cago stork that we propose to guar antee every garment for one full year, and keep it in repair free of charge during the same period. We are now In our third year of successful and honorable trading in Washington, and our guarantee means s.ouirthiiig; we live up to our every published or verbal state ment. The morning paper will contain further announcements regarding price--, qualities, etc. Don't on any account purcha-e clothing until tomorrow. Hemeinber this sale will mean fine Milts and overcoats at oiie-:hird everjduy prices. WILL KEEP BOTH OFFICES. Although Governor, Pingree Will Still He Mayor. Now YotU. Jan. 7 Gen. AUrvr.of Mlchl gun. i at t!i' Fifth Avenue Hotel. IP has been mentioned for the Cabinet, ami thore are those who say he will surely be offered a portfolio. The general -would not talk on the subject of the Cabinet to day. He was questioned about Michigan af fairs. Governor Pingrecisnlso the mayor of Detioit, and as yet lias resigned neither place. "Can the governor hold both places?" he was asked. "Lawyers In Detroit tell me there is nothing in the constitution of the State to prevent him from being governor and mayor at the same time. It was never Imagined that such a contingency would arise when the constitution was being framed. Gov. Pingree lias only been chief executive of the State a few days, and therefore has not had time to see how easy or how difficult it will be to run two ofrices at once. It is reiioned that lie has said he in tends to fill both offices. The governor is a very active and energetic man and generally does wliat he attempts to do. It is tme the capital of Michigan, Lans ing, is some eighty-five miles from De tioit, but it does not take long to go that distance on a fast train." The general said that the improvement lu business in liissi-ction was gradual, but cure. DOWN THE SHAFT TO DEATH. .Haiti more YonngLndy Lost Her Ual ance and Fell Forty Feet. Daltimore, Jan.7. MIssMaV.Hoagland, private secretary toMiss: Mary Ga rrctt, was killed by a fall down an elevator shaft iu Miss Garrett's mansion, on West Monu ment street, today. It had been the young lady's custom, when the elevator boy was not at his post, to open the elcvaUir door, reach in and pull the check rope, tltu raising or lower- lng the elevator, as she desired- While on the Hard floor this morning T.lli.: Iliiaolsrul ml emtlte.1 til ! tluit When Inctfi. lier luilatv-A kite fell f. flip lutifjiiti '. ..... ........ ...... . ..... .-- n .v-v-v... of the jdiaft. forty feet Icluw. Her skull was fractured ami she was otherwise In Jurcd She sHrvived until iiwh Ml. IioAglnnd was about thirty years of age tod a resident of PMi&dcijfbia- Diseased Cuttle Killed. Sohuylkm Haven, Pa.. Jan 7 FMtocn of the tlfirty ow ami better at the SehnrlkHl County HotHC were kiMed yesterday In the presenoe f State Veterinarian J. W Ballada, the pocr dircctrs. and a num ber of other people The other fifteon were killed this mnrning. These cattle were afflicted with tutcrculnus. Son of John mucins. ' Salem, Muss , Jan. 7. William Alex ander Illgglns, the oiler or the fctcamcr Commodore, who was drowned off the Florida coast, wa the son of John Higgins, of this city, and had lived here mnny years. Be was born in Providence, R. I , twenty tlirce years ago. Making Ready Senate Committee Hears Two Electric Light Companies. SENATOR HARRIS1 DILEMMA Commissioners! Summoned toKxplaln l'ermits to I'otomao Compiitiy. Col. llrltton Characterizes Trans act ion as a Wild Scramble in De fiance of I-iuv. The United States Electric Light Com pany, represented by Col. A. T. Dritton audits president, Capt. A- A. Thomas, and the Potomac Light and Power Company, represented by President Crosby, had a hearing yesterday afternoon before the subeommUte'S of the Senate District Com mittee. The Commissioners, who issued lermits to the Potomac company to operate east of Hock Creek, the right to do which has liecn challenged by the United States company, were also present, and defended themselves and their actions as to the permits. Of the subcommittee there were present Senator McMillin, chairman, and Senators-Harris and Proctor. The chairman, opening the proceedings, stated that the first things for consider ation were the Gallinger and Cockrell resolutions, the text of which and their purposes (generally to arrest the excava tions in the streets by tliePotomac com pany) were printed in full yesterday in The Times. Mr. NMcMillan also called attention to a reply of the Commissioners to a resolution offered in the Senate on December 14, asking information as to what was contemplated by the Commission ers as to the electric lighting of the streets and avenues of the city. In thus reply, which was read to the committee, the Commissioners quote also the resolutions of Senator Gallinger and of Senator Cockrell, above referred to. The reply is specifically a justification cf their issuance of permits to the Potomac Company, basing the same on the clause of the appropriation bill last June, and on the recent decision of Judge Cole, re fusing to restrain the Issuance or the permits, and tlio refusal of the court of appeals to reverse the finding of Judge Cole. Further, thai the resolutions do not show the Commissioners how they can be released from their contracts with the Potomac Company, nor do i hey give them power to force the United States Com pany to furnish the lights if they should decline to do so. Kreetion of Pules. They state as a .serious objection to compliant e with the resolutions that it would be necessary, to inrry thein out, to allow the United States Company to erect a large number of poles for dangerousover head wires during the inaugural prepara tions; that the resolutions are not in the public interest, and that they confront the Commissi otiei-s with the alternative of Mther disregarding the Senate or of dis obeying the law. Senator McMillan interrupted the read ing of the Cijiulsioners' reply to direct the attention of the committee to that iwrt of certain quoted legislation which IMviJcd that no conduits could be con structed In streets in which conduits al ready exist. This statement had an im inrtant hearing on Inter statements to the effect that tin Potomac Company had paralleled ttic hues of the United Stales Company, in some cases the conduits be ing not more than fifteen inches from each other. Mr. McMillan wanted to know, as the Commissioners state it would be a great risk to life and property, how many poles It would be necessary for the United States Company to erect. Commissioner Ross said frankly he did not know. Mr. .McMillan insisted on an answer. Commissioner Powell replied that as to the lights for the inaugural ceremonies about 25,01)0 additional would be needed. Senator Harris And that will involve the erection of how many poles? No one answering, Col. Brillon said: "I should say it will not involve the erection of any poles on the part of the United States Electric Light Company. I do not think that poles will he required at all." Senator McMillan: "You have an under ground circuit to supply these lights?" Col. Dritton: "Yes: and Capt. Thomas, president of the company, who is here, says he can supply Uiem from the present service of the company." Ughts for Inauguration. Col- Dritton showed that the Inaugural lighting contemplated was, for the Pension Office, about 5,000 lights, which would not necessitate any further construction by the United States Company, and the lights for the arches along Pennsylvania avenue to the number of about 20,000, all of which could be supplied without the erection of the poles so dangerous to life and property, as staled in the reply of the Commissioners. Capt. Thomas, in answer to questions, stated that the places such as Lafayette Square, Judiciary Square, andothers, which it was proposed to allow the Potomac Company tolight bynew excavations, could be supplied by the plant of the United States Company already in t hose localities. All of this could be done with the exception or Lincoln Park, for which he understood the Potomac Company had not yet a permit. Mr. Crosby said as to Lincoln Park they had a contract for that with Col. Wit. son, of the War Department. After hearing this much Senator Mc Millan said: "The committee is of the opinion that the Commissioners' report' is a full answer to the two resolutions, and as a resolution "fthe Senate doesnot carry with-it any authority, the committee is of the opinion that it better now pass them " Senator narns: "Pass from them." Senator McMillan- "Pass from them and take up the joint resolution on subways for the District." This Joint resolution was read by the clerk or the committee. It has been published already in The Times. Mr. Crosby proceeded with an argument In which he n-called the circumstances and tlie law under which the Commissioners advertised for bids for the lighting of certain "necessary extensions." ne also briefly reviewed the position taken by Judge Cole when he refused to enjoin the Commissioners from Issuing permits to his company. Advertising for Bids. .. Senator McMillan remarked that these gentlemen of the Potomac Company could not bid unless at the time of the bid there was iwsslbllity of supplying the service, and that this liecamc lKJSSiblc when the permits were given to them to lay the conduits. Col. Dritton informed the committee that never before this case had the Commission- Continued on Fifth Page MAY NOT BELAID. Pncific Cable Commission Has Many Difficulties to Tight. New York, Jan. ".Advices from Lon don regarding the report of the Pncific Cable Commission, which was signed yes terday, in relation to the all-nritish Pacific cable from A'ancouvcr to Australia, state that it Is understood the commission will require that the project must have the approval of the colonial cabinets and the necessary votes of the colonial legislatures. It is believed, however, that Canada will not take Its share of the burden, and that in Australia the present English cable monopoly is so strong that It can prevent the New Zealand and Australian legisla tures approving the project. Therefore, It is said, the only hope- for the successful establishment of a Pacific cable depends upon the action of the United States Congress. CABINET MAKERS ACTIYE Rumor That Sherman Will Succeed Olney Revived. Neither Allison Nor DIngley Art;. Willing to Give Tip Their Po sitions in Congress. Cabinet go-sip was lively at tlie Capitol yesterday. The report was revived early in the morning that the portfolio or State had been tendered to Senator Sherman of Ohlc, and this started a general discussion of the merits or a number of gentlemen who have been 'mentioned" In connection with Cabinet honors. Many well-informed members of the House and Senate believe that Mr. Sher man will be Mr. Olney's successor in the. State Department, as it is known that Senator Allison will notacecpt the appoint ment. Those who assume to reflect Mr. Sherman's views maintain that he has no Cabinet aspirations, and that he would prefer to remain in the Senate, llut Major McKinley, it Is said, has determined that If Senator Allison will not accept the premiership of his administration, Sena tor Shcrmnn must.and it istboughtthntthc latter is unwilling to disappoint him. Senator Allison was recently re-elected for another term of six years, beginning the 4t!i cf March next. Disposition as chair man of the Appropriations Committee gives him great prominence in the Senate and tils Iowa friends think he would be very unwise to exchange a position for which he Is so admirably qualified Tor the fleeting glories or a Cabinet portfolio. The same considerations are thought largely to Influence Representative Ding ley, or .Maine. Mr. DIngley Is relatively asptomment In the Douse as Mr. Sherman or Mr. Allison are in the Senate. Just at present he isn ore interest edln theprepara to:i or a taritr bill than in the Secretary ship or the Treasury, with which popular rei o.-t has coupled his name. Few, ir any, of his friend' believe that he can be induced to enter the Cabinet and he has al n. ost ceased to be a ractor in the specula toas respecting its personnel. j-'ome of the Western members believe that Judge McKcnna, or California, who was a member of the Ways and Means Committee that framed the McKinley tariff bill, will be invited by President-elect Mc Kinley to fill the office of Attorney Gen eral or Secretary or the Interior. Mr Danna is still regarded as a Cabinet possibility, although his Ohio friends main tain that he has r.o aspirations in that direction and only desires a seat in the Senate. MAJOR M'KINLEY MOVED. Presldent-Klect Went to Visit An other Friend at Cleveland. Cleveland. Ohio, Jan. 7- Major Mc Kinley removed today from M. A. Hanna's handsome surburban residence, Glenmcre, to the pleasant home of another friend, Myron T. Herrick, who lives in the heart or the residence portion of the city. Major and Mrs. McKinley will remain at the home or Mr. and Mrs. Herrick till Monday morning, when they will return to Canton to stay till March 1 , when they expect to leave Tor Washington. The report that Senator Sherman expects to leave Washington to make a visit to Major McKinley was received with a good deal of interest in political circles. Senator Sherman has not indicated as yet to Major McKinley when he Is likely to visit him. The two principal places, that of Secre tary of State and Secretary oft he Treasury, arc still unfilled, and until they are pro vided for no other Cabinet appointments will be made. It is obvious that the Cabinet must be built up around these great positions. Therefore those who understand the nature or the problem which conrronts Major McKinley know when rumor seems defi nitely to announce that Mr. Bliss or Mr. Payne, or Mr. Mcrriam, or some other Cabinet possibility has been chosen and assigned a particular portfclin, before the orrices or Secretary of State and Secre tary of the Treasury are rilled, that the Cabinet Is being made up more rapidly by the gossips than by the President-elect Gen. Felix Agnus and other Southern men who hne talked with Major Mc-. Klnley today, have the Impression that he would like to select one Cabinet officer from the heart of the Solid South, and another from one of the border States. Gen. Agnus spoke very warmly in favor of Judge Nathan Goff or West Virginia, to Major McKinley, and said that it was plain that the President-elect had a very high opinion of him. II. C. Grirrin, chairman of the State cen tral committee of Mississippi, called on Major McKinley this evening. SIGNS OP PROSPERITY. Hanks and Manufacturers Opening Up for Business. Denver, Col , Jnn. 7. The American Xn t'onal Bank reopened tills morning with JuIiUriA. Myers president. I (means nearly 51,000,000 of tled-up money being put In Immediate circulation here. Youngstown,0.,Jan.7. ThcYoungstown Car 'Works, which has been idle for more than a jcar, will resume on Monday. The company having secured a large order for coke cars, will have a run of at least two mouths, with other orders in prospect. Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 7 ThcEankers' Exchange Bank ot thiB city, which bus-. pended iotne days ago, has resumed busi ness. "" Ivy Institute Business College, 8th and IL None better S2D a year, day or night IT FIGHTiPITCiRIl Populists Claim He Cannot Be Elected, Others Say He Can. FRIENDS RALLYING TO HIM Fairbanks Is X.11e.y to Win Out in Indiana Mnssuchn setts' Gover nor Inaugurated State Ltiw Muhers Meet in Mimy States uud Settle Down to Work. Baleigh, X. C.., -Jan. 7'. Gov. Carr, In his biennial message to the Legislature, recom mends that a working day be limited to eleven hours, niid thatnochlld under twelve years be allowed to work in nny building. He says taxes in North Cnrolhiu are lower than in any other State lu the Union- , lleheartily, indorses the lease otthe North Carolina Hallway to the Southern Hallway ror ninety-nine years, lie recommends the purchase by the State or rami lands on the Koanoke Klver, now operated by-State convicts- ' The governor also says the State must commit ltbelf to the' employment or con viets on the State rarms; that he bees no other alternative. In answer to pressing requests to come here, many of SenatiTritchard's friends arrived 'today; reinforcing large numbers already present. Among them is Congressman-elect Drownlow, of Etibt Tennessee. Seuator Dutler said this evening': "There areenoughPopulistspledgedtovot en gainst Pritchard to carry the Populist caucus by a good majority. Senator Pritchard can not be elected" Favor Prltehard. Congressman 'Skinner said- "My opln icn is the majority of the Populist caucus will bo In favor ot Senator Pritchard." It was also openly stated that Mr. Skin ner's forces contemplated a new policy by which the Populists who are for Priteh ard may Turose'tovote when the Senatorial matter Is brought to the test, refuse to act in caucus and when the election of Senator comes up cast their votes for Pritchard. The Populists who urged this course say they could not be called boilers, and would only be living up to their agree ment, with the Republicans. Nothing else is talked of tonight save the Senatorial fight. ' Senator Dutler said: "I am ready to right to a finish this Senatorial matter tonight or any other time." There are fifty-nine Populist members. Thirty-eight of these attended the conference last night and pledged themselves not to vote for Pritchard. Piitclmrds friends claim they have twenty-two Populists. There Is some Hcpnnllcnn dissatisfaction, but this may or may not develop. It is causing anxiety. Indiana T.cgllu.ture. Indianapolis I ml., Jan. 7 The .sixtieth general assembly 0f Indiana was called to order shortly before upon today. In the senate Lieut. Gov. Xye presided, and in the House Representative Pettit was seated by a vote of! 52 to 47. Pettlt'lS'U Fairbanks man. and the vote which he received Indicates that Fairbanks will easily be elected Senator on joint ballot, unless there. Is a great change In the political wind between now and Jan uary 12, the date ou which the vote for Senator will bo-taken. Through sortie misunderstanding the senate was called to order an hour earlier than was intended.and when the lieutenant governor rapped for order few Republicans were present. The Democrats threat-, ened to organize the senate to their own liking, but the speaker declared a motion to adjourn carried, and the scheme was headed off. The governor's message will be read at tomorrow's session. Boston, Jan. 7. Hon. Roger Wolcott was inaugurated'as'Governor ot the state house this morning. The oaths were administered to the governor and lieutenant governor, after which Secretary or State Olin made procla mation and Governor W'olcottthcn delivered his inaugural. Concord, N. H., Jan. 7. Governor George A. P.amsdell was formally inaugurated, with the usual ceremonies, before the joint convention of the houses of legisla ture today. The weather was perrect and many persons Trom all over the State wit nessed the exercises. St. Louis, Jan. 7. A special from Jer ferson City, Mo., says: Senator Vest will undoubtedly be re nominated' by the Democrats In joint caucus tomorrow night. So far no opposition has developed and a nomination Is equivalent to an election. Senator Vest will leave for Washington early Saturday morning. Tlie Republican members of the legis lature will hold a joint caucus tomorrow afternoon tq decide who shall receive the complimentary vote fpr United States Sen ator. The friends ot Chnuncey I. Filley and Richard C. Kereus of this city are making a determined figlit for their re spective candidates and the vote may be tendered to Hon. William Warner 6T Kan sas City as a compromise. , Bismarck, N. D., Jan. 7. On account or the death or the daughter or Gov. Briggs the legislature will do nothing till Mon day. Tho Hansbrough men claim to have enough 'votes to nominate. This Is dis puted. Col. Robinson, one or the candi dates, said: "I don't believe that Senator Hansbrough has enough Republican votes pledged to' nominate himT 1 know of twenty-five votes pledged, and surely, against him- I do not believe he has more than twenty votes, ' ami the remainder are unpledged." , Rump House. Dover, Del., Jan. 7. The rump house is called to meet tomorrow but none of the union Republican (Addicks) leaders can say what will be done. A conference of the leaders will be held and an attempt will be made to bring order out, of the chaos that now s,urrcunds nil the movements of the Republicans. Some of them want to continue tho fight and try to get the whole matter before the United States Senate when the Democratic Senator elect appears in that body. Augusta , -Me., -Jan.-7. Governor Powers ,was, inaugurated in due form this morning in joint convention of the legislature, and delivercd'hls address. -. jvGqvejnorst;)Cleavc, Robie, Burleigh, .Connor, "and Chamberlain were present. j g'-" 2 t , "v&itch -for"a railroad. Congress Heights. TME PACiFIC FUNDING BILL First Day's Debate in the House on the Measure. AN INTERESTING DISCUSSION Mr. Powers Opened and Was Fol lowed by Messrs. Hubbard, Hell und Grow Two Substitutes Of fered Debute Will laistTwo iloro Days. Yesterday, In the House of Representa tives, a three days' debate was opened on the famous funding bill for the settle ment or the indebtedness or the Paciric railroads to tho government. The discussion wasopenedby Mr. Powers In a strong speech In favor of the measure, and he was followed by Mr. Hubbard, who prepared the views of the minority or the committee. This speaker went with much detail Into some or the mort gage transactions or theUnion PaciricCom pany, and covered the whole ground in an elaborate manner. Mr. Hell then gave expression to wane views dissenting from the report of the committee, and Mr. Grow addressed him seir briefly to the proposition advanced by Mr. Bell, declaring it impractical. Tlie committee then rose and .Mr. Bell presented a substitute for the committee's bill, in accordance with the plan out lined In Ills remarks, and it was oidered printed. A substitute was also presented by Mr. Harrison, also to be printed. Interest Aroused. ' Piobahly no measure that has taken the attent oaof Congress ror very many years is exciting more interest at the present time than this measure on account cf the magnitude ot the amounts of money in volved, and In even greater degree be cause of the momentous results which would follow a defeat or the bill. As has been well said, the Interest has pone past all collateral Interests ui.d all personal feel ing. It is a question In which the government Is even more interested than are the rad io ids. It is a Question or how the govern ment shall get ItK money in the sarestand surest way. While r.ot enttrelj in accord with this declaration, believing that the question of Justice to both sides Is cs m i:eh an Issue as the government's pecuniary benefit, we are of the opinion that the present pioposttion before Congress is fair and i olvca the problem rationally and suc cessfully. The government has, at last, come to the parting or the ways. On the right hand lies an open path with the desired goal In sight a lor;g way off, it is tue, but nevertheless there, with only the neces sary time to reach It as a dia whack. The terms of the funding bill provide for the complete liquidation or the debt by regular semi-annual payments, and they provide for the payment currently of a reasonable, interest, on the deferred pay ments until the whole sum shall have been wiped out. Large additional guarantees for the performance of the requisite obli gations are also provided, so that as the greatdebt grail.iaHyaudsteadily diminishes year after year, the security grows pro portionately larger and larger, to say nothing of the natural increase in the value of the property itself, which com mercial experience shows may be reason allv anticipated. Virtues of the Hill. On the other hand ires an always-doubtful alternative foreclosure. There are very few intelligent members of Congress who believe that the Pacific. Railroads, ir sold out under roreclosure, would bring more, at tho outside, than a quarter or the debt owing to the government; while there are many who assert that a rorced sale would not realize more than the race or the rirst mortgages. In either event the government would lose many millions ot dollars, which under the runding bill will be saved. Tlie gov ernment ownership and operation or these roads rinds a very small number or advo cates this side or Calirornlu, where a Tew or the newspapers, apparently unable to keep up with the procession, are still clamoring Tor it, on the ground that Cali fornia is entitled to have the roads run largely for her benefit. The proposition of federal ownership und operation is fraught with dangers that are presented to every candid mind. The policy would be tin-republican and un-demo-cratlo, and the very tangible specter of centralization or power, with all that that implies, looms up In tlie immediate back ground ot the picture called up by the mere suggestion, "We do not think that the House or Representatives will rail to sec the right or this question, which seems to us one or practical business and horse sense. The government has a debtor who can not pay today, but can ir he Is granted time, and orfers more security In consid eration of the extension. That is the proposition, pure and simple, and, how ever the issue may be distortedor beclouded, it must ultimately resolve Itself Into that simple epiestion: Shnll we wait and get our money back, or shnll we push to the wall this debtor, who, with time, can pay his debt, simply ror the sake of possibly realizing some immediate cash? Between two such propositions It should not be dirflcult to make a wise chclce and one that will be satisfactory to tne People. The government has, indeed, come to tlie parting of the ways. PLACED ON THE TRACKS. Strike Lender Mine Barrett Rnn Over by U. & O. Train. Connellsville, Ta., Jan. 7. Mike Barrett, famous in the coke region for his disas trous leadership in the long strike of 1S;.'J, when Chief Engineer Taddock and many others were killed in riots, was run over by a Baltimore and Ohio train last night. He had been dead some time when found by tho track walker, and there is a strong suspicion that he met death at the hands of an enemy, his body evidently having been placed on the tracks. Barrett was fifty-five yearsof age and leaves a family. Schooner Reported Foundered. Galveston, Texas, Jan. 7. A report was received this evening that the schooner Sea Gull, from Matagorda for Galveston, with cargo ot cotton, had foundered in the guit off Pass Cavalho. Considerable anx iety is also felt for the schooner Flower of France, which sailed from Matagorda at the same time as the Sea Gull, and is now overdue. Flooring:, S1.50 for 100 Feet. Ella-dried heart, one width, one length Llbbej & Co., 6th st. and New York ave. POSITIVELY REFUSED. Congressman DIngley Will Sot Ac cept Cabinet Position. Kalamazoo, Mich., Jan. 7. The Daily Telegraph, whichispublishedhyN.Dlngley, a ton of Congressman DIngley, publishes the following authoritative dispatch from Washington today: "It can be stated definitely that Con gressman DIngley, chairman or the "Wajs and Means Committee, has decided not to accept a Cabinet i nation. He was orrered the place or Secretary of the Treasury by President-elect McKinlay and given time to consider It. Great pressure has been bi ought to have hlrn accept, but lie has definitely decided io; to take the place "His present duties are much more con genial to him, furthermore, he fears the nrdiojs duties of the Treasury portfolio woild seriously impair his health. purroyIsTu'lTof fight He Has a Compact Organization in Assembly Districts. Sent a Letter to Chairman Martin, in Which He Anticipates Turn man j's Action Against Him. New York, Jan. 7. County Clerk nenry D, Purroy and his followers have bolted from Tammany Hall. Trouble has been brewing for Mtmetime between Mr. Purroy and John C. Sheehan. who has acted chief or the wigwam forces since Richard Croker retired from active leadership. Purroy has a compact organization in the assembly dfctrictq north or the Harlem River and now that open warrare is on he says he will extend his organization to- every part or the city. He sent a letter today to Chairman James J . Martin, or the Tammany execu tive committee, fn which he anticipates any action the committee might have intended to take against Mm. The letter follows: "New i'ork, Jan. 7, 1S&7. " Ko:.. lames J. Martin.clmlrmaiiTrwti many Hall executive committee. "Dear Sir Vour notice requesting my presence at the meeting today of the Tam many executive committee was Just now received. In answer thereto permit we to say on behalf of all the delegate to the execut! ve committee from the Thi rty founji and Thirty-firth nsx'tnbly districts, as well as on hehair or myself, that when j oar committee sees fit to purge itself of the demoralizing presence of its alien deputy leader we maj perhaps then give suitable consideration to such an invita tion. "But then we have no concern whatever with the meeting or your commltteeor wit li anything it may choose to do. Or course we have been rully apprised or the chief object of your gatheriiigthl- afternoon, and have consequently taken tlienecessaryteps to nullify the intended effect (upon un suspecting persons) of any incorrect an nouncement that you may make. Very truly yours, "HENRY D. PURROY." This letter wa read at the meeting or the executive committee thisafternoon and placed on rile. CHARGED WITH SWINDLING. Heal Ktnte Denier Doner Arrested for This Crime. Xew York, Ian 7 Morltz Bauer, a reul estate dealer, was arrested today on an indictment charging him with swindling people out or real estate to the amount of $100,000. It is alleged that Bauer, as president of the Manhattan Investment and Construct icn Company, carried on an extensive swindle n disposing or land in Westchester county and other parts or the greater Xew York. This land was sold in parcels on the installment plan to a large number of investors. It is alleged that many of the Investors who paid the installments in full could not obtain deeds to the property ac cording to the terms of tlie contract. Promoter Bauer made a statement in which he said he was perfectly willing lo convey deeds to investors, but on August 1 a judgment was obtained against him which stopped giving the deeds. FOR CUBA'S IlKCOO'ITIOX. Mr Mills Introduces Such n Resolu tion in the Senate. A Joint resolution was Introduced in the Senate yesterday by Mr. Mills, Democrat, Texas, declaring that the expediency of recognizing the independence of a foreign government belongs to Congress, and that the President shall act in harmony with Congress; also declaring tnat "the inde pendence or Cuba ought to be, and Is hereby recognized." and appropriating $10,000 Tor the salary and expenses ot a minister to the government or Cuba. The bill lies on the table ror the present, and Mr. Mills is to speak on it next Monday. Some hair dozen bills were taken from the calendar, and House bill to amend the laws relating to American seamen was then taken up and the substitute for it discussed at considerable length. Xo action was reached, and the Senate, at 5 30, ad journed llll Monday next. Corbin Steele Transferred. Xew Jork. Jan. 7. The holding or the Austin Corbin estate in the stock or the Long Island Railroad was today trans ferred to the Charles M. Pratt estate. It amounted to $3,000,000 par value and increased the Pratt estate holding to $G,"00,000. or more than a majority or the entire capital stock or the railroad, which is $12,000,000. The Pratt estate acquired the stock by taking up $1,300,000 in loans which the late Mr. Corblu hail negotiated and as security ror which the stock was pledged. Horticnlturi.ts Meet. Tnmton, X. J., Jan. 7. The members or the State Horticultural Society of Xew Jersey were present in large numbers at the fourth session of the society's annual meeting today. The proceedings were interesting, and the reading of each essay was followed by lengthy discus sions. The address ot Dr. J. B. Ward, ot Newark, president of the society, con tained many sentiments which were heartily applauded. Three Stewards Selected. Xew York, Jan. 7. The annual meeting ot the membcrsof the Xatlonal Steeplechase Association was held in this city today. The only business before the meeting was the selection ot three stewards to serve for three years. S. S. Howland, Foxhall P. Keanc and S. Howland Bobbins were unanimously re-elected to succeed them selves. So. 1 Ceiling .!l.'i5 1'er 1UU Feet, Frank Libbey & Co., uth st. and X. Y . ave. HE MUflDERED FIVE PEOPLE Simon Cooper Butchers a Family Near Sumter, S, C. POSSE IS CHASING HI3I Hundreds of Jlrave and Determined Men Are Scon ring the "Woods. Where He Is nt This Time Is Xofc Known, hut ne "Will Be Found amj, X.ynehed. Charleston, S. C, Jan. 7. A special to the Xews and Courier from Sumter, S.C., says: All Sumter was aroused this morning when the news flashed over the wires that Simon Cooper had killed old Mr. Ben Wilson, his son. Wesley, and Mrs. Wesley Wilr-on. The first Information of the hellish work was received about 9 o'clock, and shortly afterward Sheriff Pierson re ceived a telegram confirming the report, adding further that Cooper had also killed two negroes, a man and a girl. Sherltr Pierson. as soon as possible, organized a posse, and chartering a special train, lett Tor Lynchburg. When the special reached Maysville the sherirr received inrormation that Cooper hail been seen to pass near ttir town a. short time before, so tin train was stopped at Maysville and a part or the posse left for St. Charles, and the others took the public road, coming toward Sumter. These two parties, In conjunction with a posse from Maysville, are scouring every root or the land between Maysville and Sumter. The Tacts in regard to the killing of the five people, as received in Sumter at 3.30 p. m., are as follows: Girl Keuped. Simon Cooper went t Lynchlrttrg yes terday evening for the purpose of rrcing a young colored girl t. marrj him. The girl and tier mother by eme means escaped and ran Into the swamp. As soon as pos sible after Cooper's appearance In the town a o:.v. wan organized and went in pursuit of him. lie having left as soon a he tailed to get the girl. The jessv came wltWn 200 yards of him lit oe time, when he shot at them and retreated. He fored itue ccbired men to po with him am! kept them with Mm all night. He tame ott or the wo ds about daylight: awl went to the house of a cItrd iwnn named Eovle, took his horse and ixmpelled I oyleMn toacc.impanj him. From there hi weHt to the house of the "Wilsons, about a mh distant, when; the horrible crime was commuted. Considerable Shooting. Mr. linker, who lives nearby, says he heard considerable shooting: anil saw Mr. Wilson go to H.c buggy-house with Cooper to get the harness and then go hack into the ho je. Cooper following her. Cooier a short time afterwards came out on the piazza shooting in every direc tion and forced Boyle's boy to haraes the horse to .Mr. Wilson's buggy. He got in the buggy and only went a few yards when he met a colored man named Smith. He killed him. and as he passed Baker'i house shot at Daker's children, whu were on the piazza. Wl.ere he went no one know3 at this time, but he will be found. Hundreds ol brave, determined men are scouring the woods in every direction and speedy ven geance will be meted out to this human fiend. Ilodies Were Found. When the bodies of tlie Wilsons were found this morning, the old gentleman. seventy-rive years old, was sitting up in the bed with a shotgun in his hand, his son, "Wesley, was in another bed, his head split, while on the floor lay the body of the woman, her head smashed in and her throat cut. Smith, the colored man. who was killed on the road, was found with an axe still in the back of his neck, and his head hair severed rrom his body. The dead people were inof rensive. peace ful citizens. These are the facts as we were able to get them rrom the excited and determined men rrom Lynchburg, who came into this city this afterncon. MINISTER WILLIS BETTER. Steamer Coptic Drought the Wel come News to San Francisco. San Francisco. Cal-. Jan 7. The steamer Coptic, which arrived toilny from China via Honolulu, bring advices from the latter point up to January 1 . rnited States Minister WilHs whose condition was re ported iHipel. a few .lays ago. Is greatly Improved, and hi" complete recovery is now IHked for- It will lie sometime. h.v ever. before he wMl he able to attend to his otfuial duties. Helleved from Command. Key West. Flu., Jan, 7. Copt. Merrill Miller, cotniHnmliBg thw United States cruiser Raleigh, was relieved from em itand yotenlay by Capt. Uarchiy. and left on the Olivette hist night fr hf home Capt Miller has been in romiHaad of the Italeigh since she went in ctHnrntttshm ami the ward room officers of the ship stwwed the high esteem in whlcti Capt- Miller In held by manning the gig and pulling th captain ashore themselves. Kxpros Their Sympathy. London, Jan. 7. -The lametnlllc League of tlreat Britain has cabled to Boston expressions of the most profound sorrow ot tlie-members ot that organization at the death of Gen. Francis A. Walker, who is described in the message of condolence as "the great exponent ot monetary Jus tice." The league also ordered a wreath to be placed on Mr. Walker's coffin. Scaffold Gnve "Way. Xew Jersey, X. J., Jan. 7. While paint ers were working on a scaffold on tho front ot Xo. 518 Central avenue today, one ot the ropes suddenly parted and the men were precipitated to the street, a distance of thirty feet All three sustained prob ably fatal injuries. They are Paul Keirer Fred Lynn and John norrortli To the Kditor The Times. "Will you kindly announce In your col umns that our store, the Mistit Clothing Parlors, 407 Seventh street, will be closed all day today in order to prepare for sale of the stock of the Chicago Misfit Parlors, which concern failed last week- "We shall open at 8:30 a. in. sharp on Saturday. We make this announcement to avoid disap pointment to our regular patrons- Your truly, .KEMrXER & CO. Weather Strips, 14 Cents, per foot; either felt or rubber. Frank Libbey & Co., tith street and Xew Torkave.