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Partly cloudy; wanner; variable winds. tie viimes The TIMES cir culation last week was 221511 THE LARGEST IN THE CITY. VOL. in. iKTO. 1,028. WASHINGTON D. C, SATUBDAY, JANRTTAY 1, 1897 EIGHT PAGES. ONE CENT. DEBATE MJ1NG BILL Much Interest Shown in the V Second Day's Discussion. WHEN JACKSON'S MM HONORED IOTTEFi GROWS THE FIT Local Club's Homage to Hero of New Orleans. Mr. Bryan Enjoyed "Old Hick ory" at Omaha. Senatorial Contests in 3Iany States Becoming Fierce. II. ill Exit a clerks ex ra comfoi I extra delivery J ceil lies have been jr v del for this great sale. Doors open at 8.30! Last week the Misfit Clothinjr Parlors of Chicago, III,, closed on account of the failure of the Chicago National Banks. As everyone now knows, we purchased their entire stock, through ouragent, at a small percentage of its real value, for cash. The goods were immediately shipped here and they will be sold off quickly at about one-third regular made-to-order prices. This CHICAGO BANK FAILURE SALE has put us in possession of a magnificent stock of the finest custom-made cloth ing we have ever handled. Every garment was made up to order by a "swell" merchant tailor for three times the money we shall sell them at. So fine are the qualities that we guarantee every garment for one year, and will also keep same in repair for the same period. This guarantee means something, for wo are no strangers in Washington. Finest Ciothing at One-third Custom Prices All $20 Suits are All S25 Suits are AM 530 Suits are All $4, $5 The rush begins this morning1. Misfit Clothing Parlors "407" Seventh St. "407" COOPER PAID THE PENALTY The Murderer of Five People Canjrlit and Killed. Located on His Uncle's Home, lie "Was Surrounded by the Posse and Shot. Columbia, S. C , Jan 8 Simon Cooper, betraved bv Ins half-brother and uncle, was located in his uncle's house, five miles from Sumter, early this morning, and the building surrounded Dy a posse of twentj men, under Sheriff P-ierson, of burnt er. Cooper kept the men at a safe distance with a Wmchtster rifle; none dared to rush on "vvhat seemed certain death. The shi'rifl telegraphed the conditions to tl e governor and asked that a cannon with "solid" shot and supply of long r.mge rifles he sent to him on a special tr.iln. Gov. Evans replied that no cannon was mailable, and ordered Cooper's capture dead or alive. Balked in this, the sheriff got a cannon In Sumter, and while it was being con voved to the scat of war, Cooper was idled. It f-eems that, under protection of another house some members of the posse got within a short distance of where Cooper was, and kept up a hot fire. ire hailed them and offered to talk. One of their members told him it would be best to gic himself up, but he blasphemed ternblj at the suggestion He was told if ho came out unarmed with his hands up l.e would not be killed Finally, Cooper did come out. One member of the posse, keeping him covered, walked up and took hold of him. The others then surrounded the negro who began to resist. Then l.e was shot in the head with a pitol and afterward with a title. He fell, but regained consciousness and k.ept up his cursing It was suggested to burn him, but the hair-dead man was started to Sumter. On the road the posse, which had assumed the proportions of a mob, tied the officers or the law, hauled Cooper out of the cart, in which he was. and strung him up to a tree, riddling him with bullets. A coroner's inquest held on the spot, re sulted in a -verdict that the killing had been done by persons unknown to the body was carted through the streets of Sumter and viewed by a large crowd. The negroes seemed joyous over the killing of Cooper, who was dreaded by them. The desperado's last wish was that he might have a chance to kill the brother who betrayed him. Appointed Justice. Tallahassee, Fla., Jan. 8. Hon. Francis .B. Carter of Marianna, was today ap pointed by Gov. Bloxharn justice of the supreme court, vice Benjamin S. Liddon of Marianna, resigned, and will accept. Ivy Institute Business College, Eth andK. Kone better. 25 a year, day or niche $6 $8 $10 AM $20 Overcoats are. AH $25 Overcoats are. AM $30 Overcoats are. and $6 Trousers Go at CORBIN INTEREST STOCK. United States Mortgage and Trust Company nought It Up. New York, Jan. S In the matter of the purchase of the Corbin interest stock In Long Island Railroad Company, as to which rumor have been current for the past few dajb, Mr. George W. Young, president of the United States Mortgage and Trust Companv , has authorized the following announcement to be made: Mr. Corbin's interest has been purchased by the United States Mortgage and Trust Companv , for the account of a sv ndicate which will act in conjunction "with Mr. Pratt in the future development Of the railroad Among the members of the sj ndicate are. August Belmont, William A. Read, of Vernuljea & Co ; Brown Brothers & Co, Chnile? D. Dickev, jr., Theodore A. Havemever, Strong, Sturgis & Co., Keller & Co , TredG Bourne.Georgc Baker, and others The syndicate, in co operating with the Pratt interest in the dei lopment and impro cineut of the prop erty, as it now exists, -villi also take prompt steps toward providing more satis factory New York and Brooklyn termi nals facilities. In the formation of the sv ndicate, especial care has been taken to Felect members who are experienced in the management of railroad property, and who, at the same time, as residence or propctty ovncrs, are interested in the future develoim.ent of Long Island. WOMEN ORDERED OUT. Testimony Taken m the Captain Chapmnn-Seeley Dinner Trial. New York, Jan. 8 The hearing or the charges against Police Cantam Chapman, theotittomeofthe Seeley dinner at Sherry's, was continued today. Commissioner Giant ordeied all women spectators to leave the room. Theatrical Agent Phipps, who engaged the talent for the vaudeville, denied that he had instructed any of the performers to appear nude or partially nude. Cora Routt, the next witness, testified that she gave a peiformance at the dinner the same that she had given at many mu sic halls. She wore her usual costume, she said, but while in the die&sing room re moving her shoes Capt. Chapman burst into ihe room and insulted her. Herbert Barnum Seeley. who gave the dinner was also examined. He told of the airangcmcnts for the entertainment of his guestfland said that he had authorized the engagement of "Little Egvpt" to do the couchec couchec dance, but that it was to bedon el n costume. He emphatically denied that anything-impropcr took place at the dinner. Kathleen Warren,, another performer, gave similar testimony. A large crowd of men who were present at the trial looking for sensations were disappointed today. Chlpinan'fc, Recovery Doubtful. The condition of Charles IT. Chipman.the youngm'an whoatteniptedsulcide Thursday by inhaling Illuminating, gas In hib room at the Howard House, was very critical at a late hour last night, and bis recovery Is improbably $7 $8 $10 $2.00. Come in time. FOUGHT AT CHRISTENING' Hungarian Festival Ended in a Sea of Blood. hTwo Are Dying and Five Others. Are Badly Carved Lights "Were Out. Scranton, Pa , Jan. 8 An Hungarian christening at Mav field, this county, jes" terday had the usual bloody ending which attends these festivals, for as the result of a fight with knives, one man is dead, two' aie dung and fiv e others are badly carved. Strong liquor flow ed freely at thechristen lng, and soon many of the men w ere mad with drink. Seven of tiie participantsin the feast vvenT to the house of Lucet. Krutchas.'He soon had to resent an insult to his wife and then the knives flashed out. Mrs. Krutchns dashed ouETho light and fled from the room A fearful fight rollowed in the dark. The drink maddened men cutandstabberf each other and rolled together upou the. floor in deadly grapple. Finally a constable and a posse broke" into the house and when a light was had a ghastly picture vv as presented. The furniture was battered and broken and blood was everywhere, and stretched on the floor were eight apparently dead and djing men, groaning andcurslng. Aphjsi clan was hastily summoned. Krutchas was so terriblj cut that he died in a short while. The injuries of the other men si ow the savage nature of the fight. Peter Guzy, cut over the heart, lert hand Eev crcd, at the wrist, will die. Wa7jl Zubal, stabbed in the back, lung pierced, and chunk of flesh cut from shoulder, will probably die. JohnTurpakone.earcutorrandiiunicrous slashes on shoulder and back. Paul Pavvlak, face and arms slashed John Nester, face, head, and breast badly cut. fc Michael Olcaniz, stabbed in the fare and back. ft ' Andrew Telep, stabs and nose broken, These men are under guard in the hos pital and an investigation of the affair is being held. Texas Postoffice Robbed. Dallas, Texas, Jan. S. Robbers last night blew open a safe in the postoffice at Blooming Grove, Texas, and rifled it of its contents. Thegovernmentloss is $900, Ihe building was badly shattered. The" burglars escaped. United States Marshal Love was notified and bent deputies to Blooming Grove. Tucker Muy Die. James Tucker, a lineman, in the cm ploy of the Chesapeake and Potomac Tele-' phone Company, who is at Emergency Hos pital with both legs broken, is in a critical condition and his recovery Is doubtful. One leg suffered a compound fracture and the other a triple one. "Watch for a railroad. Congress Heights. MANY UMBERS PRESENT Mr. Johiihon, of California, raid Off Old Scores Mr. Hepburn' Speech One of Ills Best Efforts It Wan Greeted With Applause-2lght SesHion.r ' As the debate on the funding bill in the House progresses added interest is-shown in the proceedings, and the second day of discussion "was marked not-only by a large attendance of the members, but by their close attention to the arguments ad vanced. Mr. Patterson of Tennessee, Mr. Harri son, or Alabama, Mr. Boatncr of Louisiana, Mr. Swansou nC-VIrgiuta Mr. Johnson of California, and Mr. Hepburn of Iowa, con tilhuted the.' main arguments Mr. Patterson's Temarks were dignified and temperate. He utterly discarded the ecntimc'ntaPSide or the question r.s being no longer pertinent, and stated his reason foi supporting the bill to be that It was in his opinion the Aery best bargain the government could make. The remedy advocated bj Mr Harrison was that of a commission consisting of the Secielary ofiho Treasury, the Sccretary of the Interior, and the Attorney General, who should have fall power to settle the case; "v hich appears- to be a poor compli menl to the ability of Congress and its P.ieihc Railtoad Committee. Mr. Boatncr's remarks dealt largely with the right of the government to pro ceed against the directors and officers of the roads a line or argument the foree of which was long ogo broken bj the decision of the courts. It was reserved for Mr Johnson, of Cali fornia, to provide the sensational part of the daj's doings. His advocacv of the bill was cpnscd in vigorous language, but. vvliile he favored an extension of time for the railroad companks, lie evidently asked no such consideration In the matter or paving ofr old score- against the editor or the San Francisco Euinimr. His opportunity came jestoVday. and the bit terest cneniv of Mr. Jol nson will not denv that he has paid the debt in Tull, with interest ad libitum. Mr. Hepburn' Speech. Mr. Hepburn's speech was one of his beat efforts, and at its conclusion he was cordially applauded. The dangers of gov ernment ownership and control of the Pacific toMs as an entering wedge to a national po!io which would be likely to include the ultimate control and opera tion or the railroads of the entire" country were impressively depicted, and the rcsiKinsibilltj for thich a proposition was placed squarely upon the shoulders of Populism. . , The pith of his whole argument lay in the assertion that the Committee of Pacific Railroads had reported the piesent fund ing bill as the tiest that could be done; that they would have been glad to make some settlement which would have brought more princip il and more current inter est to th gi.vernniencthan the present bill contemplates, but after taking volumes of testimony, which cover every phase of the case, Ihev had come to the conclusion that the best and the mostffeaslble and practical way to get hack the! money due the gov ernment is to grant this extension of time to the debtor. "With the suggestion of government own ership i.bandoncd as a nsk without 1ustl ficatlon and certainly the onlj importance of the proposition lies in its logical exten sion so as to embrace ultimately the rail road svFtems of the I whole countrj the opposition to the bill narrows down to the possibility of finding some bidder for these properties undera foreclosure sale who shall value the acquisition or them at a fancy price. It is not creditable to the Intelli gence of any man in Congress who is fa miliar with the facts and with the prices of materials generally to believe for a mo ment that any man or set of men will bid for these roads much, if indeed any, more than the amount' for which they can be duplicated, and it is1 averred even by many of the enemies of the bill that the roads could be built today or half or their ongi nal cost. Question at Ihsuc. The railroad capitalists and bjndirates of the United States who are attending auction sales or this kind are among our qulckest-wittcd and longest-headed citi zens, ir, as Is generally admitted, they know a good thing when they see it, it may he safely concluded that their pre science with respect to bad things is at least equally' keen. Giving them all credit for that patriot ism which shouldcven if it does not, ani mal6 the breast of every American, it is I really asking too much to expect them to make the losses of the government good out of their own pockets. The question, shipped to its essence, is, it seems to us, Just this: The roads cau pay so much annually, as the committees have by patient labor ascertained. In time these payments will extinguish the principal and accrued mterest or the debt and a certain interest currently due. If any other solution of the problem comes so near to a ceitainfcy as this, we would like to know it. The evening scsslonof the House, devoted under the rules to the consideration of private pensiou bills, was rendered of no avail last night by absenteeism. Upon the usual motion being made to go into Committee of the "Whole, Mr. Erdman suggested that by the order adopted by the House relating to the Pacific Rail road refnricfmg" bill, nothing else could be considered until it had been disposed or. He desired toorreran amend hent to that bill, but Mr. Thoinnd raised the point of order that it f-ould not be done. The Speaker pro tern., Mr. Pavne, sustained the point of order, rrom -which ruling Mr Erduian appealed. The decision of the chair was" sustained bv a vote of 54 to 1. Mr. Erdman made the point or no quorum, and the rest or the evening was occupied in pioccedlhgs under a call or the Houae. The customary resolution was paBsed di recting the eergcant-at-arms to arrest and Jbrlng'rto the'bar of, the Hoi'se members apsent without leave, and In pursuance, thereor, Messrs ,fitalings, Woodward and Klebtfrg were brought In. After they had xJCumJRhejui,f.h(j requisite amount of amuse ment; to the members present oy giving their excuses, theyKvero excused. TherehirrtoLthc Sergeant-at-Arms upon the execution ofsthe warrants, issued to himsfor the-' arrest, of. absent members, was, on motion of. Mr. Thomas, Rep , Michigan, postponed until after the read ing of the Journal on Tuesday next. No. 1 Ceiling iix.iii jeer 100 Jfeet, Frank Ubbey &.Co.,-Cth St. ondN. Y.ave, LETTER FROM W3I. J. BRYAN At the Banquet Stirring Addresses. Mudo by Senators Daniel, Hlack burn, Morgan, and Other Distin guished DeinoeratB Mr. Sulzer Speuks for Free Cuba. The Jackson Democratic Association haB fired the first gun of the campaign of 1900. The king is dead; long live the king. These were the phrases of the eloquent Senator Daniel whieh stirred the Democ racy of the eity last night at Masonic Temple to a fervor of enthusiasm un cqtiaied even In the heat of the Hrj an cam paign, the reference being to the defeat or Bryan and to the aspiration or the whole enthusiastic house that the king shall live again. The occasion was the annual banquet ot the Jackson Democratic Association ot this city, rounded in 1828, and whieh boasts or a long list or 311st sueh splendid social and politieal triumphs as that which made the great hall ring last night with the Tcrvid oratorv of the foremost Demo crats in the country, and beautiful in all the appointments of art, lights, music, and poetry. It was to be expected that there would be reference to the recent candidat&of the Jeffersonian-Jaeksonian Democracy, and every such rcrerence was acknowledged with cheers, the banqueter rising to their reet many times, cheering and wavingtheir handkerchief as ir it were a raa&s meeting at a red hot pitch or political excitement. 1 he as-sooi ition is a large one The present president is Hon James L N'orris, who, by the way, was toasted many times by Senators and Representatives, who ac knowledged his great services in the cam paign. The association has also a multi tude or friends, numbers or whom were present as invited guests, so that the whole length and breadth or the hall was monop olized by tables to accommodate the lecep tlon, which was rojal 111 every stvle. The Decorations. The decorations or the tables were or roses, reins and holly. On the east wall was dispiaved an oil painting or the hero or New OrI".in, and the walls were made bright with the frequent repetition or Old Glory and the banners of the associa tion. There was a special decoration or the table at the ea-st end of the mom. On it were the silver candlesticks used at the "White lloofe in the dajs when Old Hickory was President. The red wax candles of the old dajs were lighted in their ac customed place's, and near them were bits of Polly from a tree in front of the Hermitage. These timely and appropriate presenta tions were made to Mr. Norris for the occasion by Mrs. Emily Donelson-Vilcox, of Corcoran street, this city, and a descendant or Mrs. Emily Donelson, of the official family at the White House when Jackson was President, and from whom she re ceived them. Mrs. Wilcox was stated to be the first person born in the White House. Mr. Norris read from her a letter to him.con vejing the appropriate sentiments of the day, w inch were cheered by the assembly. At the head of the tables, with Tcast master Norris, were Hon. A. . Colj.ir of Nashville, Tenn., editor of the Nash ville American; Senator Gorman, Senator Morgan, Senator Call, Senator Cockrell, Senator Daniel, and Congressmen Benton McMilhn of Tennessee, and Maguire of California. Senor Qucsada, of the Cuban Junta, was one ot the honored guests. Including these there were about 300 gentlemen who partook ot the generous rare and courteous hospitality of the as sociation. Mr. Bryan's. Letter. After the invocation and the drinking by the assembly of the toast in memorj of Andrew Jackson, the chairman announced the receipt of letters from many dis tinguished gentlemen, all or which ho did not read. The rollowing letter, however, addressed to President Norris and others of the association, was read in full: -" "Lincoln, Neb., Nov 30, 189G "Gentlemen I regret that circumstances prevent my celebrating Jackson Day with jou. We have reason to commemoratethe virtues of the hero ot New Orleans. His courageous defense of the rights of the people against the assaults ot consolidated capital made him the idol of his parry, and the remembrance of his achiev ements should inspire the Democrats or this gene ration to renewed devotion to a govern ment or the people, by the people and tor the people. His tinal triumph in a strug gle similar to that in which the Democracy was engaged this jcar gives us encourage ment and hope or ultimate success. "Thanking jou for honoring me with an invitation, I am, Very truly iours, "W. J. BRYAN." The name of the signer was given the first ovation of the evening A very appreciative letter was received from Mrs. Mary L. Baxter, regent of the Hermitage Association, or Nashville. In reply thereto Col. Nonis sent orf a telegram of greeting to tne Hermitage Association, which was in tession at Nashville last night, Letters were also received from Evan r. now ell, or the Atlanta Constitution; Senators Vest and Tnrpic, Payne M. Baker, Vice President Stevenson, C. P. Culver, of Takoma, Washington; Senator Pasco, S. A. DcArmond, Senator Taulkner, John R. McLean, Joseph Wheeler, George Tred Williams, of Boston; Jo Abbot, C. A. Towne, John F. Fitzgerald, or Boston; J. E. Wash ington; W. S. DcWoir, W. L. Terry, F. C: Tate, Senators White, Bate, and Allen. JL,res.ident"XorrI' AddrenH. In the letters of Senator Allen, George Fred Williams, and C. A. Towne, there were political sentiments with rererence to the campaign to be waged until 1900, all of which wcrerecelved with enthusiasm. Among the admirable tributes paid to the subject or the celebration the opening address or the president was particularly felicitous. Col. Norris said among other things: "Among all the great men of our history none have juster claims on the gratitude of the American people than the man whose memory Is perpetuated in the title of our association. "No life that was ever lived on this con tinent was fuller of tragic and pathetic Incident than that of Andrew Jackson, from the hour when his orphanage was com plete on the death of his devoted mother, to that which witnessed his djing farewell Continued on SecondPage. MR. CLEVELAND'S LETTER Gathering at Chicago a. .Notable Invent Senator Morton und Sec retary Morton "Were Not I'reie-nr. 3few York, St. ljnis, Cleveland and Other Cities Celebrated. Omaha, Neb., Jan. 8. Ardent advocate? of the principles inaugurated by "Old Hick ory' gathered in this city today to attend the banquet of the Jackson Club and add their homage to the memory of a patron saint. Two hundred persons, prominent in moulding tre political history of the State. gatlieredaroundtheboard. William J. Bryan was the speaker of the evening. He said in part: "Every good law placed upon the statute book brings credit to those who are re sponsible for the law and strengthens a claim to public confidence. When in Con gress I eiidiavored to secure the passage or the law which would place a small tav upon national bank deposits Tor the pur--pose of raising a fund to guarantee de positors against loss. "The bill was opposed at the time on the ground that the strong banks would hav e no advantage over newly-estatiliehetl ones It all these depositors were protected rrom loss. While this argument is basil upon the theory that the interests of the large banks ire to be more coniderl than the interest j or depositor?, it has been surhcient thus far to prevent legislation needed for fiv protection of the depositors, Small Tax Collected. "I suggest that it is possible to apply tins principle to State banks in the States where the silver forces have control. A Miiall tax collected according to deposits until a surficient sum is raised would encourage tl e deposit of money in banka and discourage loarding. Under such a svstem depositors could be paid at once out or the guarantee fund and the business ot thecommunitj wauldnotbe embarrassed as ic is now, when every bank Tallure ties up a lot or money and brings bus.acss to a standstill. "I believe that we should adopt a law where we have the power to do s present ing corporations from contributing to cam naign funds. A corporation is a creature of law. it is called into existence for busi ness, not for political purposes. Until a bant pays its depositors in fu'l tt is impos sible to tell whether it is contributing its own or its depositor' monvy. In large corporations the stockholder rinds that his own money is being used often for the defeat of Ins own poJiticil principle. Corporations should be made to keep out of politics ' Letters of rcgrtt were received from Vice President Stevenson, Gov btone of Missouri, Jo'inR McLean of ohio.and David Overmeyer of Kanasl. CHICAGO DEMOCRATS' BANQUET Many Prominent People Present to Honor the Event. Chicago, Jan. 8 Choosing the anniver sary dedicated to "Old HickorjV vic'ory at New Orleans the mem bers of the national Democratic party from the ten Middle and Western Strtes who fought for principle and the gold standard under the'bauner of Palmer and Buckiicr, assembled 300 strong to night, in the banquet hall o the Audi torium Hotel, to celebrate alike the birth dav of Andrew Jackscn, the victory over Bryan and free silver, and renew pledges or adherence to the Indianapolis plat Torm. The occasion was made notable by the presence of tho party's nominee ror Vice President, Gen. Simon B. Buckner or Kentucky, Hon. Charles S. Hamlin of Massachusetts, assistant spcrttary of the Treasury, ant Hon. Henry Watterson of Louusville. The banqueters were also hon ored by having read to them letters from the President or the United States, his Secretary of Agriculture, Hon. J. Sterling Morton, and the standard-bearer of the party m the recent campaign. United States Senator John M. Palmer, and telegrams from Secretaries Wilson and Trancis and others prominent in the party. The letter which President Cleveland wrote to Franklin MacVeagh, or Chicago, was rend at the JacKson feist in lieu of his" presence, and was as follows. Cleveland's. Letter. "I regret that official duties prevent my acceptance ot the ii.vifation I have received on behair of the National Demo crat1 of the middle western States to attend their Jackson day banquet on the Sth instant. "When passion and prejudice threatened to obcure the meaning or true Democrney and pervert its patriotic purposes a reunion or those who are Democrats for the sake or principle and the good of their country cannot fail to be inspiring and useful. "On an occasion when the charaeterand achievement-, of Andrew Jackson are commemorated, the old landmarks of Democratic faith should be distmctly pointcd out. At such a time It should be Impressively taught that Democracy i not disorder; that its regard for popular rights does not mean the care ot only a portion of our people; that its loyalty to the Constitution and the law does not m-au a petulent challenge of the duty ot civic obedience; that its ag gressiveness does not man class hatred and sectional vituperation, and that Its success should never mean mere partisan triumph at the saenriee or principle and patriotism. Yours very truly. "GROVER CLEVELAND." Palmer Absent. Senator Palmer intended to be present in person, but his illness m Springfield made his presence impossible. Instead the gen eral sent a letter. Telegrams were read from Ben T. Cable of Rock Island, ex-DeniQcratlc national committectrlan.audC.VcyHolrnaa of Maine, who was chairman of the literary bureau of tl'" national Democratic party during the lust campaign. A reception to Gen- Buckner and others preceded the feast and speech-making. When Toastmaster MacVeagh mentioned President Cleveland in words of praise every man arose, cheered, waved napkins and applauded to express their admiration of the man and sympathy with the senti ments of the speaker. There was a milder Continued on Second Page. Weuther Strips, 1'4 Cents. t per foot; either felt or rubber. Frank Libbey & Co., 6tU street and New Torkave. A DEADLOCK AT RALEIGH The "Iturap Uonsc" Met at Dover and Held a Secret Session Looks I-ike Uunsbrooch in North Da kota New Jersey Legislature Meets Kyle Hia Markr Raleigh, N. C. Jan. 8. Today was tho most active and exciting one of all dur ing the notable Senatorial contest. Ic was given out that tonight's Populist caucus would settle the matter definitely. It was reported that Senator Pritrhard would be sent for to state his position tohe caucus. Tills was denied this afternoon and is was. said that no one save legislators would be admitted, not even Senator But ler. Congressman Skinner this evening said he feared a deadIockJetween Pnteh ard. and Butler: that he was fighting it; but that it mizut come. He declared he would do anjthlutr hon orable to elect Prirctiard, and this fail ing, would vote for certain Populists or Democrats; In other words, he was de termined some one should be fleeted. He says the proposition for comprwws was made to him by Butler today: that the latter would stand by Skinner if latter could get the caucas nomination, but that he would do no such thins, and wovdd rather be defeated as I'ritchard's sup porter than be named as Senator by Bu& ler or Populist caucus. Forced to Abandon. ne declares Butler is forced to abandon his plan toname a. Republican. The ton; ui popular comment tonight Is that SkimieT has weakened and Butler gained. At S o'clock the ropulist caucus met in the senate chamber. As th eta embers sixty one in number.niedin, Senat rMcCa-key, who is the leader or the anti-Butler mo tion, said t5 a Republican: "I have rebelled against high-handed tyranny." Members of the state central committee were the only outsiders admitted. Sev eral speeches were made, and Mr. Teaee. of the central committee, urged support of Pritchard Ter Senator. C.Y Thompson followed Mr. Peace in the same strain. At 10 30 o'eleck the doors were sudden! v thrown epen and there was a rush of the ropuIKt through the rotunda into the hall or the lower house, of which they t -ok poesfon MeCaskey headed this rush and in a few moments began to address the bolters, who were said to number twentv. Coucord.N.H , Jan.S. -TheHon Charles A. Busiel, whose administration as gov ernor of New Hampshire ended Weclncs dav, said to a reporter last evening that he had withdrawn from the contest for the United States Senator-hip. Gov. Busiel was moved to this action bj the sound reasoning of Dr. GalHnger's friends thac it would reflect on the doctor to drop turn at the end ot his first term, after electing Senator Chandler to a second. Bismarck-, N. D , Jan S In the caucus called for tomorrow evenintr. Senator Hansbrough's rnends tlalm at least firty shc Republieau votes. Antl-HaHsbrough Re publicans claim to aa.-etwetv-five vaes. The claims of the Hansbrugh men are probably extr.tvacant. but there stems litth' doubt of their ability to control the caacus, a uaionty of which is thirty four votes. The claim ot the anti-Hans-broughiles ot twenty-ttve vot-s leaves them nine hort of a ma.ority necessary ttt prevent Hansbrough's nomination. Pierre, S. D., Jan. S. Senator Pettl grew is expected here tomorrow totaku a hand in the election of a United States Senator, which will occur on the 19th. Kyle is supposetl to be his especial mark. The Democrats are holding aloof frcra their Populist brethren in the- Senattnal contest. A strong lobby ot Democrats is here trying to solidify the Democracy and con trol the ehction of Senator, even if they do not succeed in electing one of their own faith. Dover, Del.. Jan. 8 The "Rump"' house of representatives (Addicks men) met late tins, afternoon and held a seeret session. The only thing done was the adoption ot a resolution to meet every third day until January 19. That Is the day on which a United States Senator Is to be chosen. The "house" also provided for the pay ment of mileage to members. At a consultation in Wilmington today to consi ler the formation of a "Rump" senate, the proj"C6 failed. Senators Moore and Pierce or Sussex. refused to have any thing to do with the scheme. Trenton, N. J, Jan S Fifteen ot the Republican senators of New Jersey held a caucus this evening at the State-house to determine upon xthe official personnel of the senate, winch with the house, will be organized next Tuesday afternoon, when the 12 Kc session of the legislature operR. The absent senators were Stanger, Her bert, and Vreeland. Senator Veorhees, ot Union, -who will be leader on th floor of the chaniterrprc sided over the caucus. Thv greatesr unan imity prevailed, and the following slate was made- President, Robert Williams of Passaic; secretary, Uenrv B. Rollinson of Union; assistant secretary, Joseph C. Kingdom ot Burlington: journal clerk. Walter E. Edge, ot Atlannc: assistant journal clerk. Andrew S. Church of Middle sex; sergeant-at-arms, Samuel T. Atchley of Mercer; assistant sergeant-at arms, Wil liam M. Binning of Bergen, calendar clerk, William H. Fisher of Ocean; engrosslngr clerk, Edgar Williams of Essex; assistant engrevjsing clerk, JamesShcemaker of Ca po May, and bill clerk. James E. Stanton oC Sussex. To Senator Vreeland was left the naming of the clerk to the committee on engrossed bills. All the minor officers in the senate will be filled at another caucus of the senators, to be held next Monday night. Tndianapoli", Tnd., Jan. S. The last message ot Gov. Matthews was read to the legislature today. He recommends tho enactment of a compulsory education law and a law prohibiting the formation ot trusts or their eperation within the State. Family Not Destitnte. Mr. Joseph McMahon, ot No. 1216 Mary land avenue southwest, denies the story that his family is poverty-stricken- He was very indignant that such a story haJ been circulated. Flooring, $1.30 tor XOO Feet. Klln-dricd heart, one width, one length. Libbej A Co., 6th. st. and New York a7. 1 -j"