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Simes The TIMES' cir culation last week was 226,318 -. w " $ i , Fair. Colder. - i Northwesterly winda; THE LARGEST IN THE CITY. tol. ni. izo. 1,031. WAsnrrsreToisr, d. c, Tuesday, jakuary 12. 1S97 eigtHt pagkes. 03ST.E CEVTT. WEATHER TODAY- IlllllftvJijS SPEAKEB REED'S DECISID Final Disposition of Funding Bill Depends Upon It. 'MOTION TO z RECOMMIT IT The Vcitc on the Third Beading: and Engrossing of the Hill "Was a Decisive Test The Condition o. Affairs With Respect to It Is Changed in the Senate. The Pacific Railroad funding bill has 'liecn killed. It went down with sixty five moic enemies than friends, and it met death on the third reading and en grossing of the bill. The result was ratner unexpected. . An efrort was made to have the measure returned to tin Committee on Pacific Rail roads. Mr. Powers of Vermont made tho motion hinrelr. But he made it after new business had intervened. Points of order were raised against his motion and Speaker Reed will take until noon to.luy to decide what he shall do. The defeat of the measure was greyed with applause by opponents. Mr. Mc Guire of California, who lias been a bitter opponent of the measure, clapped his hands and ran around shaking hands with every one in reach. He was, perhaps, more demonstrative than any one else. Every Member Present. The House has not had such an attend ance since the beginning of the session. Every mcmlw in the city was present and the details of every vote were watched with the greatest interest Two substi tutes were voted on and the yea and nay votes taken rather indicated that the meas-. ure would pass. So the vote on the third reading and engrossing of the measure came very unexpectedly. The fight has been one of the most bitter ever ma de in the history of late Congresses. The friends of the measure were sure of their majority, but it slipped away Trom them. The fate of the measure now depends on its chance of being recommitted to the Committee on Pacific Railroads. After the vote had been taken the House unani mously gave next Monday to the District of Columbia and then began the passage of bills. A bill providing that officers who served in the regular Army during the war of the rebellion be permitted to wear t he uuiforra of their highest rank was passed. A bill for the relief of H. AW Wade, late captain of the TMrty-eigutu Ohio Volun teers, was also passed. On mouon of A.i. Curtis the House went into committee of the whole for the con hiilcranon of the Military Acudem ap piopriation bill. He explained that it car ried S4S9.C00, or 40,0(0 more than the hill for the current year. Most of the ln creasi $35,000 was caused by a pio vision for new buildings. After a f-hort consideration, in which little interest was manifested, the bill was reported to the House and passed. House lull to nluce the cases in which the penalty is death, with Senate amend ments, was taken up, the amendments con curred in and the bill passed. Senate bill pioviding that vessels of over fifteen tons burden, propelled by gas, fluid, naphtha or electric motors, shall lie subject to the laws of the United States with regard to steam vessels, was also taken up and passed. House bill extending the time for the construction of the East River Bridge. UUe Black well's Island bridge), until Jan uary 1, 1902, was passed. Under the call of committees the follow-, lug bills were also passed; To amend the act authorizing the ap pointment of receivers of national banks; to amend the act for the organization of national banks so as to provide that- no mitlonal bank shall be organized in cities of 50.000 inhabitants with less than $200, 000 capital, in cities of 0,CC0 with less than $100,000, in cities of 6,000 with less than 550,000, and in cities of 3,000 with less thau $20,000; providing American registers for the barks Ceres and Black Diamond. A house bill to better define the rights of aliens to hold real estate in the Territories was passed by a vole of 45 to -l, but a point of no quorum was made, and then, on motionof Mr- Loud, the House at 4:12 o'clock adjourned until today. What Senate "Will Do. The decisive vote in the House against the Pacific Railroad refunding bill has changed the condition of affairs with "respect to that bill In the Senate. It is probable that a meeting of the committee will be called at once or that an informal conference of the members will be held to decide upon a plan of action. Under the program arranged by the steer ing committee it was to be made the un finished business after the vote on the Oklahoma free homestead bill, which would have been disposed of within a few days. The judgment of members of the Pacific railroad committee of the Senate is that if would be useless to continue the time of the Senate in the discussion of the measure, and it appears to be the desire to cither construct a different measure, meeting some of the objections raised in the House, or let the Senate bill go by default. MURRAY WAS DISSOLUTE. he Suicide Was n Bad Character From All Indications. Louisville, Ky., Jan. 11. Francis J. Murray.-Xhc Washington, B.C., theological student, who committed suicide here last Saturday, from every investigation, proved to be a very dissolute person. 8ince his anival in tills city he has been hanging around saloons and frequent ing lesoils of doubtrul character. For some time lie has been living with an actress, Ray Hickey, who was formerly -with the "Rob Hoy" company, at a third class hotel in tjie western part of the city. Rev. Dr. Garrigan, vice rector of the Catholic University, desires it to be known that Murray was not a student at Jhat Institution, as lias been stated. The Prince of "Wales' Advice. London, Jan. 11. The Prince of Wales, ita response to requests made to him for ad vice as to the most fitting plans for cel ebrating the occasion of the completion of the sixtieth anniversary of the quecn'd reign, has caused to be announced that he is confident that her majesty would prefer thattheoccatlon shonldbo marked by works of mercy among the fcick and suffering, embraringany movement ten dingtorrigi.tea the lives and ameliorate the condition of the queen's poor subjects. THE RED GROSS PROPOSITION. The Siianis.li Government Is Still , JTTqldiiif; Tt Under Advisement. The American National Red Cross Asso ciation officially tendered its cervices in Cuba, through the President, a month ago, and later Miss Clara Barton, the president, orfered the individual ten-ices of herself and assistants, as in the relief expedition to Turkey, the two necessary conditions being that acceptance and entry be afford ed by the Spanish government and that the funds needed to supply such relief be provided, as was the case in Armenia by the American people. Up to the present time not a dollar of contribution from any source has been offered, and the Spanish government Is btlll holding the Red Cross proposition under advisement. THE STORM PLAYED HAVOC 3Iany Fatalities oil the North Sea and Biscay Bay. The Steamer Three Brothers Re ported to Have Foundered "With Sixteen Men. London, Jan. 11. Terrific storms have prevailed -within the last twenty-four hours in the North Sea and the Hay of Biscay. The steamer Three Brothers, belonging at Fecamp, Francois overdue at thatplace, and it is reported that she has foundered off Ushant. She had sixteen men on board. The British steamer Uiomedea, belonging to the Dioiuedea Steamship Company, of London, Jias b.een sunk in a collision off Yarmouth. All ou board were saved. A wreck can also be teen from the Fame Islands. A number of Yarmouth fishing boats have been wrecked or damaged by the storm, but the loss of life is not known. THE-MONETARY CONVENTION. The Delegates Are Rapidly Arriv ing at Indianapolis. Indianaro'.is, Ind., Jan. 11. The dele gates to the monetary convention are rapidly arriving in the clt today. -Among the fir.stlo.put in an appearance was J. Foster Peabody, or New York. ".Among New York bankers and business men.V .said he, "there is a feeling that tomething ih wrong with the financial sys tem of ourcountry and wopropose to findout what it is. lam infaorof the convent ion deciding upon some basic principle and putting the perfection of its ideas in the hands of a commission.' Ex-Secretary Charles Fairchild, Isndore Strausand J. Hassen RLoadesof New York were among other prominent arrivals. Congressman Henry of Indiana alo came In today. Chairman Hanna of the executive com mittee received a letter today from John M. Stahl of Chicago, secretary of the Farmers' National Congress, in which he says: 'Tou are making a mistake in hot asking. any agricultural lodiesto Send rep resentatives to j our monetary convention." This afterrom Congressman Fowler of New Jersey and B. II. Warner, president or the Sound Money Men's National As sociation, arrived. OX ACCOUNT OK CUSH1NG. Virginia Republican Association Breaks Up in a Row. The Virginia Republican .Association, J II. Harris, presiding, split last night into two faction, and according to the ac counts -given to The Times by a delegation of the. minority faction, the police will be called in at the next stated meeting to suttfJf the association's different intcrpretu .tloas of Cushing's Manual. The stalwarts .met at No. 038 N street r.orthwest," but the whole body got no fartbej, than.. a n of'on to adopt the min utes of the last meeting when a war of words broke out which ended in a seces sion. Mr. "William II. Nelson is reported by his adherents to have made a great speech against the rulings of the chair on thisimrortant matter of the minutes. The sergeant-nt-aims disj osed of this speaker, whereat theituibulence to increased that tome of the members threatened to call in the police. There was no way, however, in or out or Cushing's Manual, which was freely translated and quoted, to get Mr. Harris out of the chair, so the majority left the hall and went to a house on Seventh street, where they formed, so far, an independent association. They passed resolutions favor ing Pritchard for the Senate from North Carolina and hoping that the legislature would elect him- With the exception of the latter business, the time of the new organization was passed in denouncing the rulings of the late chairman, anions the speakers being George S Fisher and John Barber. One of the del egation of seceders said last night that there would be lots of fun at the next meeting of the factions, which is to take place next Monday night- It wasstated that Mr- Nelson had already communicated with Major Moore to have the police on hand if the subject or the adoption of the minutes came up. One of the business firms of the city presented the association before the split with canes and flag for the inaugural parade-- MAY BE A LYNCHING. Great Incitement in Milan, Tenn., Over a Murder. Milan, Tcnn., Jan. 11. Excitement pi e vails here tonight over the confession of Will Ball, colored, that Richard Clay, col ored, porter at the hotel, enticed Capt. Miller into the room in which he was killed, struck him with a car coupling pinind after beating him insea-ible, rifled his" pockets of a roll of money. Officers have spirited the prisoners away from the hotel. Many persons from surrounding towns are arriving here tonight with a view to assisting in a lynching, and it the negroes are found, the morning sun may shine on their stiff bodies. DISCOURAGED ABOUT BUSINESS Prominent Tennesseean Committed Suicide for This Reason. Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 11. George ;B. Woodworth, aged tjixty-ntnc, was found dead in ills room this morning, having shot himself. He had dressed himself with care and lying down deliberately fired the fatal shot. Thseouragemenl over business reverses is believed to have led lo the act. The deceased was once a well-to-do man. His family moved in best society, and a daughter is an accomplished musician, now studying in New York city. Ivy Institute Business College, i th jtndK. None better. S25 a year, day r night ELECTORS lETHB VOTED Maryland Republican First Time in 32 Years. KENTUCKY GAVE IfflYAN ONE Pennsylvania, Maine, Xcw Hamp shire Give McKinley and Hobart Their Quota Nebraska Cast Its Number for Bryan Messengers "Were Chosen to Carry Returns. Annapolis, Md., Jan. 1 1. The Maryland Presidential electors of the Republican party met in the statehouse at noon to day, and for the first time in thirty-two years, cast the vote of the State for the Republican candidate for President and Vice President of the United Slates. It was made a jubilee occasion. A special train from Baltimore brought the electors here, with the Wellington Repub lican Association acting as an escort. -A few special guests were also on the train. After the casting of the ballots Gov. Lowndes entertained the electors and a number of well-known Republicans at luncheon. Albany, Jan. 11. The thirty-six Republi can electors chosen last November, met at noon today in the senate chamber, as an electoral college, and formally cast the vote of this State for William McKinloy, of Ohio, for President, and Garrett A. Hobart, for Vice President. Augusta, Me., Jan. 1 1. The Maine elec toral college met at the statehouse this morning and formally cast its six votes for McKinley and Hobart. The Hon. J. F.IIill of Augusta, was elected messenger, to bear the returns to Washington. Lansing, Mich. Jan. 11. The Michigan electors, fourteen in number, met in this city at noon today and cast their votes for William McKinley, for President of the United States, and Garrett A. Hobait, for Vice-President. Tie Vote Settled. Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 11. The Kentucky Prcsldentiuleleetorsorganlzedat 1 0 o'clock this morning and settled the tie vote of J. S. B. Wedding and H. S. Howe, by electing Wedding the eleventh McKinley elector. It was nearly 10 o'clock when the ballot for the President and Vice-President was taken. It resulted: .McKinley and Hobart, 12; Bryan and Sewall, 1. Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 11. The electoral college of Nebraska met here at noon today. All the electors cast their ballots for Bryan for President, while the four Democrats voted for Sewall and the four Populists for Watson for Vice President. Ex-Senator Met7. of Omaha will be the messenger. nartrord, Conn., Jan. 11. The Repub lican electoral college of Connecticut met at the senate and house this afternoon and cast their votes for McKinley and Hobart Tor President and Vice President. New Hampshire's Vote. Concord, N. n., Jan. 11. New Hamp shire's Presidential electors met at the capitol this morning and cast their votes for Messrs. McKinley and Hobart. Harnsburg, Pa, Jan. 11. The Repub lican electors chosen in this State in No vember last met m the senate chamber at noon today and cast the thirty-two votes of Pennsylvania for McKinley and Hobart for President and Vice President. William Witlierow of Pittsburg was chosen messen ger to carry tho leturns to Washington. Mississippi Voted for Uryan. Jackson. Mls., Jan. 11. The Presi dential electors met here tonight and cast the nine votes of Mississippi for Bryan and Sewall. 3). M. Miller of Hazel hurst, one of the electors, was chosen mes senger to carry the vote to Washington. He starts on Sunday next. Only four cf the original electors were present, but they appointed five other, according tothe ; Federal law regulating sucli caes. Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 11. The elec tors for Alabama met here today and cast the vote of the State for Bryan and Sewall. Tallahassee, Fla., Jan. 11. G. P. Raney, W. S. Jennings, R. A. Burford.and F. B. Carter, the four Democratic electors, met herf today and voted for William J. Bryan for President and Arthur Sewall for Vice President of the United States. Elector Jennings, who is a first cousin to Mr. Bryan, was appointed messenger to take the vote to Washington. Dalhos, Texas. Jan. 1 1. The State Demo cratic electors met today at Austin and cast the State's fifteen electoral votes for William J. Bryan, of Nebraska, for President, and Arthur Sewall, of Maine. Tor Vice President. Minnesota" Electors. St.Paul, Minn., Jan. 11. The Presidential electors of Minnesota met in this city to day and cast the vote rr the State for McKinley and Hobart. C. A. Smith, of Minneapolis, was choseu messenger, to carry the result to Washington. Little Rock, Aik., Jan. 11. The Arkansas Presidential Hectors met here today and selected Jeff Davis or Russellville as mes senger to convey the electoral vote of Arkansas to Washington. The vote of the State was declared to be eight for Bryan for President, five for Sewall and three for Watson for Vice President. Madlron, Wis., Jan. 11. The twelve Re publican electors chosen at the election to cast the vole of Wisconsin for McKinley and Hobart, met in the governor's office at .the capitol at noon today and performed that duty. Virginia for Bryan. Richmond, Va., Jan. 11. The Virginia Presidential electors met in the capitol here today and cast the vote of the State for Bryan and Sewall. H. V Strayer of Rockingham was elected messenger,to con vey the vote of the body to Washington. Raleigh, N. C, Jan. 11. The Pnjslden tial electors met today and cast eleven votes for Bryan for President and six for for Sewall and five for Watson for Vice President. Lock Cralgn of Asheville was elected messenger to carry the vote to Washington. Columbus, O., Jan. 11. Atnoon the Ohio electoral college met in the senate chamber and voted for Pi csident and Vice President or the United States. William McKinley and' Garrett A. Hobart received the twenty three votes to which the State is entitled. Isaac R. Tudor of'Van Wert was chosen messenger. Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 11. West Vir ginia's electoral college met at thejeapitol- at 11 o'clock this morning and cast their votefor McKinley and elected J. W. "Vandcr vobrt of Parkersburg messenger to Wash ington. .Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 11. The Presi dential electors met today and cast eight votes for McKinley and Hobart and one vote Tor Bryan nnd Sewall. G M. Francis will carry the Tote to Washington. TJtah!s Vote. ,Snlt Lake, Utah, Jan. 11. The Presiden tial electors for the State of Utah met to day and cast their votes.as follows- Bryan, 3; So wall, 2; Watson, 1. Hadley I) John son, n prominent Democrat, was selected as messenger to carry the vote to Washington. Cheyenne, Wyo., J. an; 11. The Wyoming members of the electoral college met today "at noon. For President, William J. Bryan received the three electoral votes- For Vice President, Arthlir,Sewall received two and Thomas E. Watsoji one vote. John A. Martin was selected ad 'messenger to carry the returns to- Washington. Austin, TexaSr Jan. ljL. The State Demo cratic electors met hnre today and cast Texas' fifteen electoral votes for William J. Bryan, of Nebniska.-for President, and Arthur SeAvall, of Maine, for Vice Presi dent. Boise, Idaho, Jan. 11. The State Presi dential electors met in the capitol build ing today, and cast their bnllots for Bryan and Sewall, and,-elected W. E. Smith as messenger to Washington. Oregoiu'for McKinley. Salem, Oreg., Jan. 11. E. L. Smith, J. C. Caples, S. M. Yoran. and T..T. Geer, the four Presidential electors, represent ing the State of Oregon, met this after, noon and cast their votes fur William Mc Xiuley nnd Garret A. Hobart. Mr. Geer was selected as messenger to carry the vote to the electoral" college. Carson, Nov., Jan. 11. The Presidential electors named by the citizens of Nevada, Joseph R. Ryan, B. F. Leet and George Russell, met at tlie orflcc of the secretary of State thisaiternoon.deposltedthelr votes for William J. Bryan nnd Arthur J. Fewall and named Joseph R. Ryan as messenger to the electoral college. Dcs Moines, la., Jan. 11. The Iowa electoral college today cast thirteen votes for McKinley and Hobart. Iowals theonly State outside New England that never since 1S50 gave an electoral vote to any save a Republican. E. H. Conger was nnmed to convey the certificate to Washington. UNARMED MEN MASSACRED A British Peaceable Expedition Killed in Upper Guinea. Were Proceeding to Benin City. It Is Supposed "Wild Tribes Hid' the Deed. London, Jan. 1 1. A dispatch from Bonny, on the roast or Upper Guinea, reports the massacre of all the members or.a peaceable British expedition, which Iert the coast about January 1, intending to proceed to B"nin City, on the Buniu River, by way of Sapele. The expedition consisted of Acting Consul General Phillips. Major Copeland Crawford, Capt.' BoWaicon, wno was the commandant yf the force of the Niger coaM. protectorate; Capt. Mating, belong ing to the same forcv;.Mj-srs. Campbell., and Locke, consular orticlfilv. Dr. Elliott, Messrs. Powis and Gordon, civilians, and a number of Krooinen and native carriers. The yacht ivy, belonging to tlie British consul, has.returned to '.Bonny and reports that the entire expedition were killed by subjects or the king ofBcain, which terri tory is included in the Niger Coast pro tectorate. A scanty unofficial report of the affair, which has reached the foreign office, says that the member of the expedition were captured and not killed. The for eign office deprecates the assumption that they were massacred until official ad vices shall have been received. It is stated that the expedition was not armed and it is , lik-ly they have fallen victims to- some of the wild tribes infesting the borders. It is probable that the king of Benin will not be involved in the luattpr. , THE FAILURES OP A DAY. Banks and Business Houses As sign, ami-"Larger Grows the List. Green SprlngsrOhio, Jan. 11. The bank ing house of Smith, HolU & Ranney of this city went into the bauds or a receiver this morning. Assets and liabilities are not given. J. W. Stinchcomb of Kenton was appointed receiver. The application for a receiver was made by C- P. Holtz, who alleges that SnnmeUH. Smith misapplied and appropriated funds to the amount of $10,000 to his own use. Ottawa, Ont-, Jan. 11. W. H. Walker of the graphite mines North Buckingham, has assigned, with liabilities of about $140,000. Walker has been unfoitunate in his mining operations and has been in volved in serious' legal difficulties lately. Petersburg, Va., Jan. 11. W. II. Tal tey & Co., dealers in dry goods and no tions, made an assignment today. W. B. Mcllwnine is the trustee- Liabilities of the firm are in the neighborhood of $17, 000- There are a large number of North ern creditors. Mr. Talley has been in busi ness here for some years and his failure was a great surprise to his friends. CHARLES OHIPMAN IS DEAD. He Expired at the Emergency oHs pital Early, This Morning., Charles H. Chipman, the Howard House suicide, died at Emergency Hospital at 2 o'clock this morning, without having gained consciousness; at any time since he was found. j, His brother reached the city from New York yesterday and is registered at the National Hotel. ""He could ascribe no cause last night for the rash act of his brother. The-remains will probably be taken to New" York. "Well-Known CMzen Head. Capr. E. C.eavera well-known figure about the business districts, died suddenly last evening, of congestion of the lungs, at his home, No. 512 Eighth street northwest. He was fifty-eight years of age. Thieves. Stpie-ia'Hisiilay Case. M.r II. Glazer, the-piopilctor of a dry poods and gentlemen's furnishing store at No. 1814 Fourteenths-reel. northwest, was the victim lastiight.of a bold and suc cessful piece ofithicyery and is minus a large show cnlft rilled with linen shirts winch was used for display on the side walk in front of hisstorc. Charged WJth Assault. ' William J. Babbitt and Frank Kugal. yoiing men or the northeastern section of. the city, were lo-pkcd up at the Ninth pre cinct last night on ra chaiiro of assault, preferred by fjpecial Officer Nat. II. KenV "Watch for a railroad. Congress Heights. E Solemn Service of the Kadoscli Over S. J. Thomson's Remains. AT THE HOUR OF MIDNIGHT An Impressive Ceremonlul at the .Scottish JHte Cathedral Loving "Words Spohen Over tlie Casket of the Heparted Hrother Chapel "Wrapped in Gloom. "Very- simple but profoundly impressive were tho last sad rites performed over the body of Strong John Thomson, at the Scot tish Rite Cathedral last night In the center of the room, In a plain black cas ket, lay all that was mortal of the man be loved by so many, awaiting the hour if midnight, when the Kadoscli services were to begin. Two wax, tapers cast only a dim light around the room, and the somber black hangings of the chapel, with the out line of the casket, could barely be seen in the gloom. The spectators who had come to witness the rare ceremony felt the solemnity of the scene and no sound disturbed the perfect stillness as the coming of the appointed hour was awaited. Enter tho Knights. As the bells tolled out the midnight hour sixteen Knights of the Kadosch filed slowly Into the room, each bearing a small lighted candle. With bowed heads they slowly arranged themselves about the casket, the Grand Master of Ceremonies Taylor taking his place at the head. Tlie beautiful ritual was commenced with the following wordH: "Dear brethren, it pleases the Almighty to take from us the living soul of our dear brother, and leave unto us his body, which we arc about to dispose, according to our ancient, knightly custom." Then followed the poetic description of the land beyond, that bourne whence no traveler returns," the reading of which occupied several minutes. At the con clusion the grand master struck three blows upon the iron cross at the head of thccoffin.and then the question or whether any living man could say aught against the character of the dead was asked. A knight stepped forward uttered the words: "God atone can judge him now." The Casket Uncovered. The grand master then directed that the lid of the casket be removed, and the deud man, with the various Masonic symbols upon his body, was disclosed. These sym bols, representing the various worldly vanities, were each removed in turn, and as the strains of a chant sounded through the chapel the knights fell on their knees while the candlc3 were slowly extinguished. As the beautiful hymn, "Abide With Me" was exquisitely rendered by a quartet, each knight passed before the dead body, sprink ling a few drops of water over the face and bidding the remains a last earthly farewell, and then passing reverently from tho room. It was a most solemn scene, and those who were so fortunate as to witness it will probably never forget the impression made upon them. Spanish Put to Flight. New York, Jan. 11. A Sun special from Havana says: The sensation of the day is that the town of Arroyo Narranjo, which is only seven miles from Havana, has been taken Uy the insurgents. The garrison and the authorities made no re sistance. A few moments later a group of Spanish volunteers attacked the in surgents. After a short engagement the Spanish were put to flight and the town was burned by the insurgents arter they had ransacked tho stores. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES.- The American officers who came to London to secure the extradition of Ed ward R. Taylor, alias Arthur W. Plfttt, charged with the murder of Jesse Tyree in Kentucky In If 85, expect that the ex tradition papers in the case will be granted Thursday. While Paul Davis, a negro, was being conveyed yesterday from Henrico county Jail, Vlrginhii to the courthouse, a few feet distant, to be tried for criminal as sault on Cora Twitched, a white girl, the father of the girl, C. A. Twitchell, shot the negro, inflicting a wound which, may prove fatal. Twitchell was immediately arrested by the officers having Davis in charge, and locked up. In the United States district court at Dallas, Tex., the anti-trust law cases were called, involving the litigation started at Waco nearly a year ago by the State of Texas with the Standard 011 Company. J. B. While, a piominent commission merchant of Norfolk, Va., and New York, has becnarrestodhere charged with forgery The charge is brought by tlie Maunnslsland Gunning Club,of which he was secretary. Guilelius de Juster, of New York, who was arrested some time ngo at Chicago on the charge of wife abandonment in that city, was released today by Judge Goggin on a writ of habeas corpus. J. J. Jugh, alias A. M. Frost, alio? A. M. Thompson, was arrested at Winffsor, Out., yesterday on a warrant sworn out by Chief.of Police Mulligan of Athens, P.i. Jugh is charged with embezzling $3,000 from Alfred Foyer, his former emplojer at Athens. In the United States circuit court yes terday at Chattanooga, Tenn., the assign ment of the Timothy Dry Goods and Car pet Company was violently attacked as a fradulent compact entered into between the concern and the assignee to defraud creditors by forcing an unrair compromise. A news agency dispatch rrom St- Peters burg says it has been definitely announced that Count Murarcif r, Russian minister to Denmark, will be appointed minister of foreign affairs. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company was held at Philadelphia. The sultan lias conferred the decoration orthe Order of the Medjidon Mgr.Norman, the new Armenian patriarch. London, Jan, 11. The condition of Hon. George A. Kirkpatrick, lieutenant governor -of Ontario, wllo is lying ill, In the South- street Hospital, is someWliatiniproved, and he is now in a state justifying hopes cf his speedy recovery. In fomc mysterious manner the outside cell door on the third floor of the county Jail or Huntington, "W. Va., was unlocked last night and thirteen prisoners climbed into the chimney Hue and dropped through to the basment by means of blnnkets tied together. A REPUBLICAN CAUCUS. Senators "Will Hlscuss tho "Working of the Steering Committee. The Republicans or the Senate will hold a .caucus this morning at 11 o'clock. It is the understanding that an order of busi ness will be discussed, the work of the steering committee in agreeing to make the Pacific refunding bill the unfinished business after the Oklahoma free homestead bill shall have been concluded, having been rendeied void by the overwhelming major ity against the bill In the House today. The caucus will also, it is said, rective from Its committee the bill that has been prepared providing for a monetary con ference, the committee of which Mr. Wol cott was made chairman. WALKED IN AIRY COSTUME Miss Ada Smith, of Washington, Created a Sensation Hammonton. She Promenaded the Main Streets. Escaped From a Sanitarium by Jumping From a Ualcony. Special to the Times. Hammonton, N. J., Jan. 1 1 Residents in Falrview avenue, this city, were astonished this morning to see a pretty young woman, not more than twenty-five years old, walking leisurely down the middle of the street, clad only in an undershirt and a pair of slippers. When pursued, she ran, but after a chase, was caught, and gave hername as Miss Ada Smith, of Washington, D. C. There was great excitement in the village when the woman -was seen, .ind citizens on their way to their places of business attempted to take'herin chargv. But when they did so she cleverly elu Jed those who had surrounded her and ran away swiftly. Constable Logan joined in the chase that ensued, and the young woman finally was captured and taken to the lockup. It was then noticed that she appeared to be ill, and as there were several bruises ou her body, a physician was summoned. Be at once put her to bed and pronouueed her condition critical. Investigation proved she had escaped in the night from the private sanitarium of Dr. Njvisson. She had escaped to the roof of the veranda and then jumped to the ground, a distance of about twelve feet. She struck on her knees as the prints of them could be seeflin the lawn. Her escape was discovered early this morning, and men were searching in every direction but the right one when she was found. She was badly chilled by herex-pos-urc to the raw air anditls feared there will be serious results. NEW CABINET MATERIAL. Charles Emory Smith Is Being Serl ionsly Considered for a Position. Canton, Ohio, Jan.. 11. Major ondMrs. McKinley arrived in Canton shortly before 2. o'clock- Major McKiiiley says he does not expect to leave here again" Untir-he starts for Washington just seven wejeks hence. It is rumored today that Charles Emory Smith or Philadelphia is being seriously considered for the position or Secretary or the Treasury. THE JUDGESHIP NOMINATIONS. Senate Opposition to "William D. Mc Hngh and Charles B. Howry. The Senate Committee on the Judiciary took no action at its meeting yesterday morning on the numerous Judgeship nomi nations now pending before it- The two against which the most opposi tion is manifested are those of William D. McIIugh, to be district judge for the dis trict of Nebraska, and Clmrles'B. Howry, to be associate justice of the Court of Claims. Both of these cases were postponed for two weeks. Since the last meeting ot the committee a great many petitions favorable to the confirmation or Mr. McHugh have beeu Tiled with the committee, but the oppo sition has not yet completed Its brier. The committee ordered a favorable re port on tlie nomination ot AVlltlam H. White to be district attorney Tor the Eastern dis trict of Virginia. They Stoned a Saloon. Rowdies stormed" the saloon or Joseph Kelly, corner or Second and n streets southwest, last evening and placed seeral brickbats and stones through the door. The place Is known in tho neighborhood as "Sawdust Hall," and is more or less frequented by the denizens ot the alleys In the vicinity. Mr, Kelly was standing behind the bar at the time the stones were thrown and narrowly escaped being struck. The large mirror in the rear ot the place was demolished. The police were unable to gain a clew to the mau rauders. The Indiana Senatorial Contest. Indianapolis, Ind. Jan. 11. This even ing there was a final round-up In the Sena torial struggle. Both shies held caucuses. The Fairbanks people give out the fact that they had sixty votes accounted for, forty-nine ot them being present. The McKeen people say they had forty-seven accounted for. There are tlghty-flve voteu in the caucus. lie Threatened, to Shoot. John Strothers-, a colored skipper, drew a revolver on Charles White, a deck hand on his vessel, while the boat lay at the wharf last evening, and threatened to blow his brains out, because he did rot do certain work he was commanded to do Patrolman Headley put in an appearance and locked Strothers up in the E street-station-house. The Eouise Home Claim. Attorney Thomas has reported to the Commissioners thutthe claim of thcLouiaC Home for relief from assessments for Im provements made under the old board or public works should be rercrred to Con gress, forjts action, and theCommissloners today informed Mr. Solomon Fague, who represents the home, that a supplemental report will be forwarded at once. Locked Up for Stealing. Charles Edwards, colored, was arrested b Patrolman Baur, at his home in South Washington, last night, 'and held at the Fourth precinct station upon the "charge of. stealing a watch. Bank to Resume Business. The National Bank of Commerce of Mem phlSj Tenn., capital $1,000,000, was today authorized to begin business. 12-Inch Stoelt Boards SI Per 100 Ft. Jdbbey & Co., Gthst. and New York ave. THE DIUIOID PB1IGE GOME Edward Golden Cut Quite a Dash in Washington. HE SUDDENLY DISAPPEARS The People in the Fashionable Neighborhood "Where He Resided "Were Dazzled by His Magnifi cencePolice Now Looking for Him Story of a Diamond Robberyjj Mr. Edward Golden, South African mil lionaire mine owner and Washington society swell, has disappeared, and Inspector Htl linberger, chier of detectives, would like very much to know his present where abouts. " For the past week detectives have watched Mr. Golden's residence in the hope ot getting their hands on the "Dia mond Prince." Their watch was in vain, however. East Tuesday, a week ago to day, Mr. Golden suddenly packed up and departed from the city. Bis disappearance was very sudden, in fact, It might be called peculiar. The detectives did not learn that their bird had flown until Saturday night When last heard from Mr. Golden was la New York. Mr. Golden's career in this city was brief but roll of incident. He came here abous twomonthsago and his advent was marked With pleasure by the trades people. The manner in which his establishment was con ducted was grand, to say the least. His Horses and Carriages. Money seemed to be no object. It flamed from him In a manner which was startling. Everything he purchased wad or the best and at the highest prices. His horses and his carriages were the wonder or all. He wore such quantities or diamonds that he came to be nicknamed the "Diamoiid Prince." There seemed to be no limic to his wealth. Hlsscrvants were many and dressed In costly livery. His establish ment was conducted in the most expensive manuer and people marveled at the new millionaire and speculated as to where he obtained so much money. The police suspect a great many tilings about the "Diamond Prince," but they will say very little. This is the story they tell. Two months ago Mr. Edward Golden came to Washington About the 1st ot December he rented house. No. 1607 Sixteenth street, through Hill A Johnson, real estate brokers. The property belongs to Mrs. Charlotte B. Johnson, a widow, who Is emplojed in the Postoffice De partment, Mr. Golden leased the house for six months, and paid two months rent in advance. Tlie houe is a hai.dsome one and was rented furnished. Unheeded Advice. The agents advised Mrs. Johnson not to lease her residence to Mr. Golden, aa he had presented no references, but the ad vice was not heeded. Mr Golden moved in and took potsslon. With him came a handsome dark-eyed woman, whom Mr. Golden introduced as his wife. It was no; long before people living in the vicinity of the Golden home began to marvel at the splendor ot their new- neigh lor.. Handsome carriages and prancing l.orscs appeared before their door. It be came roised atoutthat Mr. Golden was a man ot fabulous wealth. The gentleman in question casually men tioned to his friends that he owned vast mining interests in South Africa which, yielded him a large income. Rumor had itthat Mr. Golden was enjoying a vacation and had come to spend the winter at the Capital ot the United States. Society be gan to look him up. South African mil l.onairesare something of a rarity. Society, which had-at first stared at Mr. Golden, of South Africa, began to gaze more pleasantly at the man and womaur who could wear such jewels. Mr. Golden kept his horses and his traps at the Cairo Stabtes, whore society also keeps Its horses and. its traps. Modern Monte Cristo. The statement was quietly circulated that Mr. Golden had paid $ 100 for the handsome bays which drew his wife's victoria. It was said that he had purchased them from a man named Wright. The police investi gated and found this to be true. Society was rapidly capitulating when the crash came- The nineteenth century Monte Cristo awoke one morning to find that detectives had been watching his house during the night He did not hesitate, he left that day for New Turk. His wife and the diamonds went with him. The handsome house on Sixteenth street was suddenly closed Mrs. Johnson leceived a brief note, saying that owing to a death in Mra. Golden's family her tenants would be obliged to leave the city immediately. Sev.-ral days ago In-i)cctor Hollinovrger, chief of detectives, received a message from Salt Eake City, Utah, telling of an exten sive diamond robbery there, in which tiheves got away with $23,000 worth ot jewels. Tlie message stated that the thieves were supposed tobe in Washington, and went on to give a description of them, wluch is said to have fitted exactly the man known here as the "Diamond Prince." Inspector Hollinberger, when seen last night, said he was not prepared to state positively that Mr. Golden was the man wanted. He stated, however, that the robbery was committed by a man and a woman answering Mr. and Mrs. GoldenV description. Story of the Robbery- The jewels were the property of an old lady, a Mormon, who lived in Salt Lake City. The robbers represented that they were believers In the faith, and so Ingntti ated themselves with the old lady that she invited them to stay at her home. One evening a ball was glveh and the old lady invited her guest to wear her jewel. The guest accepted nnd the diamonds were loaned her for the evening. The next day both the man and the woman had dis appeared, and the diamonds could not be found. They were valued at $25,000. Mrs. Johnson was asked regarding her tenant, but said she knew nothing con cerning him beyond the fact that he rep resented himself as a very wealthy raaa and leased her house for six months. Mean while, Mr. Golden cannot be found and the police are very anxious that he xe turn and clear up the mystery. Fractured His Eeg. Cornelius" Gray, a colored laborer about forty-five years old, fell into one of the trenches being dug for the foundation o J;hc new Wilson Memorial Independent M. E Church, on Eleventh street, between, G and I southeast, yesterday afternoon ami fractured his right leg. Nov 1 Peilmg $1-25 Per 100 Feet, Frank Ubbey & Co , fith si uJd N Y ave. . i kv ;. &?3Sh- TT... -f s.