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4 THE WEATHER. Generally fair and colder; north erly winds. Cold weather will probably continue Tuesday and Wednesday. The TIMES' cir culation last week was 225,586;- i S'lf'r: THE LARGEST IN THE CITY. WAsnnsrGTOr, d. c, Monday, January 25, is97 EiGoaT paghls VOL. XH. 20. 1,044: ONE CENT JOBSMJEjIDEiMB District Offices Which Will Be Eagerly Sought. A GREAT SCRAMBLE LIKELY There Are Candidates Galore for livery Place in the Gift, of the Next President Some of the "Fat . TnLes" and the Men Supposed to "Want Them. The coming inauguration ot President elect McKinley and the daily reports of Cabinet-making is or great interest to local Republican politicians, and inspires tliem with hopes for their own individual for tunes. But while the politicians are inter ofcted in a general war in Cabinet-making, they are more interested in knowing: who will connect with the big local Federal offices. As far as can be ascertained, the list of candidates, avowed and otherwise, for the District offices is about as follows. Hon. A. A. Wilson and Hon. M. I. Weller will probably be in the field for a Commit.- hiuiiersliip to succeed Democratic Commis sioner Ross. Mr. Welter's friends in East Washington will urge his candidacy on the bcore of his eminent fitness for the place, and al-o because it is true the east ern section or the city should be recognized in the District building. Jt is a fact that an East Washingtonian has never, since the formation of the present District gov ernment, been honored with an appointment cf any magnitude. Mr. Wilson's candidacy will also be based on his business qualifi cations. Those mentioned as probable successors to Commissioner George Truesdell are Dr. - A. P. Fardon, who, it is stated, will have Hie support or Vice President Hobart and Senator Sewell. Lewis D. "Wine, Cliaptn Blown, " Lewis Ciephane, Tracy L. Jeffords and Lorin M. Saunders -will alto be in the jP push. Mr. Saunders' friends say he ought 5 -to be favorably considered b Air. JIc- Kinley because lie ran for delegate to the St. Louis convention as an original McKinley man. It is true be only came No. 3, being left atthepost by Col. Gleeson and Col. Carson, but the fact that he made the sacrifice ought to l.clp him, they say. Mr. Saunders' candidacy ior delegate was in the care of Col. Can-on, but the colonel, ltisrhnrged, only took him to th" mountain top, showed him the promised land and then threw Ins influence to another. It is fair to say that if Mr. Saunders lias a say in the distribution of patronage lie "will 1.01 be found indorsing the men -who "threw lain down" in his contest; for District delegate. But there is a deal or gossip about other favorite tons. Col.N. G.Ordway, back "meeonst ruction times, and a little later, too, the "bosh" of Republican I olitics in the District, and John II. Walter are two of them. Mr. "Walter is a piomincnt real estate man and a large bolder of valuable property in the District. As the secretary and treasurer of the Henry Claj Tariff and Sound Money Club lie rendered valuable aid toward the elec tlonof the Republican candidates for Presi dent and Vice President. Mr. "Walter's father was a piominent Union man in Virginia and a Republican leader after the "war in that Stale. Mr.Walter'sriiends say that a pertonal friend ot bis will certainly occupy a teat in the McKinley Cabinet, and that "will help him in his contest. For over a quarter of a century Andrew Gleeson, Perry Carson and Andrew Brad shaw have been the recognized Republican leaders in this District. It was through the efforts of these three men that the organization has been kept together. As stated in The Times the other day, Glee son and Carson are "persona non grata" with Mark Hauna. and so the friends of Bradshaw are banking oa that gentleman's having a very large say in the distribu tion of political pap, Mr. Bradshaw having been a consistent McKinley man from the start. Bradshaw is not a pronounced can didate for any office in the gift of the new administration, but there aie many who believe that he will be asked to take a place, probably a District Commissioner fchip. Mr. Bradshaw is in the confidence of many of t he great leaders of his party, and it is believed that the- will urge his selec tion for some bigh and important office. In all the years of his service Mr Bradshaw Las only held two offices, that of assistant eergcant-at-arms of the National House of Representatives under Col. X. G. Ordway, and chairman of the board of pension ap peals. He was appointed to the latter office by President Arthur, who was his warm personal friend. Some of Mr. Brad thaw's friends are now at the top of the political heap, and this fact is urged as a reason why he may possibly be called upon to either assist in handing around the good things or else hold down-o- Job him eir. Numbered among Mr. Bradshaw's rriends are Gen. Powell CIa3-ton, National Committeeman Richard Kerens, Gen. Hus ton, Col. W. P. Brownlow, Col. Perry S. Heath and others. In the event of President Cleveland's failing to name u successor toDistrict At torney Birncy, whose term expire? next month, or if he nominates Mr. Henry E. Davis or some other gold Democrat, and the nomination fails of confirmation, it is believed that Mr. McKinley will give the office to either Charles Maurice Smith, George C. Hazleton, T. C. Taylor, A. A. Blrney, the present incumbent, or Gen. J. llaie Syphcr. The gossips are associating the names of Col. Myron M. Parker, Jules Guthridge, Col. A. T. Britten and Col. John C. Chaney with the United States marshalship. Cols. Parker and Britton are well-known to ev ery business man in the District. The former is regarded now as the leader of District Republicanism, by reason of the "fact that lie is the member of the national committee from the District. Mr. Guth ridge is a newspaper man of wide experi ence and had charge ot the McKinley lit erary bure.au during the late campaign. Col. Chaney is a good stump speaker and rendered valuable service to McKinley and Hobart. The names thus far mentioned In connec tion with the office of attorney for the District to sucr-ecd Mr. Thomas are ex-Gov. Hart, formerly of Ohio, now a resident ot the District; Leo Simmons, a friend of Representative Babcock, and Thomas L. Jones, the colored spell-binder. It seems to be the general opinion that Mr. Willrtt will serve out his four years term as iiostmaster, and hence the candi dates arc not quite as thick as blackberries in August. Capt, narry Sherwood, Mr. "U'illctt's Immediate predecessor, and John F. Cook, the colored ex-collector of taxes-, ire mentioned. The office of collector of taxes Is a nice fat Job. Local Republicans arc already talking ot ex-Congressman Purman, John F. Cook, and Appleton P. Clark. The off ico of recorder of deeds, now held by "My Dear Taylor," seems to be re garded as the especial property of the colored brother. Mr. McKinley will have a large bunch ot candidates from which to select, nor will they all be colored men. Here are some ot them: lion. C. V. Gates, 1 high muck-a-muck ot the District Golditcs; Fenton Tucker, Capt. Don McCathran, Michael II . Robinson, Capt. J. F. Hall, Robert 11. Ferrell, ex-Senator Bruce, L. C. Bailey, M. M. nolland, Lewis II. Douglas, W. F. Thomas, and George R. Chapman. Mr. Thomas is a well-known and success ful young business man, and was one of the alternates to the St. Louis convention. He has already been indorsed Tor the place by a nnmlier ot colored Republican clubs. The colored people are figuring on securing the appointment of one or their race to succeed Judge Kimball on the police court bench. John M. Langston, 13. M. Hewlett, and John Moss may all be in the raca. The office of register of wills should not be forgotten. Col. Wright, Robert U. Keys, colored, a man or influence among his people and well-Tmown business man, may also be a. formidable candidate for that place. Col. Robb, by reason of his strong influence among members of the national committee, will not be a weak candidate, if his friends conclude he is the man for the place. Mr. "William 11 Murray, colored, member of the hoard of trade, candidate for delegate, who with drew in favor of Col. M. M. Parker, will doubtless be backed for the place if he wants it. Gen. E. W. "Whittaker, the well known soldier and Republican, is also sure to be a candidate. Those named for and seeking the minor places are legion, and all are waiting to see what course President McKinley will take with reference to the big fish before the grand rush for the little ones is on. Re publican leaders in the District believe that the new administration should apply the broom to the District building. They claim that the alleged non-partisan gov ernment is a sham and a myth. They say that Republicans dig the sewers and drive the wagons, while the Democrats hold the responsible positions. This, how ever, is vigorously denied by the Commis sioners and other high District officials. "With the least encouragement from the administration the local Republicans will enter into a grand scramble for every place under the District government. It is not believed, however, that Mr. .Mc Kinley will give his sanction to any scheme looking to filling the District offices with spoilsmen. The present District govern ment was .formed on non-partisan grounds, and if there have been any abuses they can be remedied without throwing out bodily veteran and efficient officials. MARTIKELLI SANG THE MASS The Feast of St. Agnes Celebrated in New York. Archbi.-liop CorriRannnd Other Dis tinguished Churchmen Were Present. New York, Jan. 21. There were two hours of impressive ceremonial and mag nificent music in St. Agnes' Roman Catholic Church this morning, the occasion being the celebration of pontifical mass by Rev. Dr. Sebastian Martinelli.ArchblsbopofEphesus and apostolic delegate of Pope Leo XIII in the United States, in honor of the feast of St. Agnes. The apostolic delegate was seated on the throne on the right of the altar, while Archbishop Corngan, who was seated on the opposite throne, presided in the sanctuary during the mass, assisted by Rew Henry Pratt, Rev. Thomas J. Dolon and Rev. James X.Connolly. Archbishop Martinelli was attended dur ing the services by the Very Rev. Edward R. Dyer, president or St. Joseph's Sem inary, as assistant priest, and the Rev. Michael J. Lavelle, and the Rev. Charles U. Colton, as deacons of honor. Tile Rev. Dr. Patrick F. McSwceny was deacon of the mass; the Rev. Gabriel A. Healy, sub deacon, a ml the Rev. James D. Lennon and the Rev David A. Murray, were masters of ceremonies. Others within the sanctuary were: Bishop McDonnell, of Brooklyn; Bishop Farley, the Very Rev. Frederick Z. Rooker, secretary or the apostolic dele gation at "Washington, and Paullat Father Rev. Alexander Doyle. A noticeable feature of the sanctuary decorations was the intertwining of Amer ican and papal flags, which were, sus pended over the canopy under which Arch bishop Corrigan was seated. The sermon was preached by Paulist Father Rev. Alexander Doyle. At the conclusion of the services there was a private banquet in the parochial school hall, partaken of by the prelate and clergy. THE OinO SENATORSmP Lieutenant Governor Jones Said to Be Slated for tlie Vacancy. Youngstown, Ohio, Jan. 24. County Cleik J. H.Ruhlman, who was at the legislative reunion in Columbus on Friday night, re turned home today and said: "It is certain that Lieut. Gov. A. "W. Jones, of Youngstown, will be appointed Senator to succeed Sherman. There will be no special session of thelegislaturecalled. Mark Hauna will not be Senator." Women Suffragists to Meet. Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 2-1. Miss Susan B, Anthony, Rachel Foster Avery and Anna Howard Shaw, of Philadelphia; Miss Chap man Catt, New York; Edith Stone Black man and others prominent in woman suf frage work,, arrived here this morning to attend the national convention of the Na tional "Woman's Suffrage Association, which open here Tuesday. Many delegates are arriving from all parts ot the country, the "West especially being well represented. A Dark norseMny Appear. Salt Lake, Utah, Jan 21. Four fruitless ballots were taken in the Utah Senatorial contest yesterday. It looks as though Thatcher and Henderson had polled their full strength and it is expected by some that on Monday Rawlins will either draw largely from both or more likely that some dark horse will appear, probably Powers or McCune. The Refonnfjor Cuba. London, .Tan. 24.-zT,he Standai d's Madrid correspondent telegraphs that the belief, Is held In official circles that the scheme of colonial reforms, applicable to Cuba, will b? published at the beginning ot February, owing to the favorable reports of thesitua tionln the, islands sent by Captain General "Weyler. Jvy Institute Business College, 8th and K None butter. S2B a year, i1.it ir lil-t. WEARIED DFJJFE BI PI Suicide of Joseph I. Peyton, a Well-known Patent Attorney. A BULLET THROUGH HIS BRAIN Ho Was Predisposed to Melancholia and Continuous Illness Aggra vated His Condition For Some Days ire Und Been Confined to . Ms Bed Deliberately Planned. Joseph I. Peyton, a well-known patent attorney, committed suicide at- midday yesterday by blowing his brains out with a revolver at his home, No. 513 A street southeast. Despondency and failing health are given as the motives for his deed. Mr. Peyton hasbeen In ill health for years. He had fits of melancholy "which increased in frequency and intensity as time passed. He was troubled with asthma and catarrh. Added to his other ills, his hearing began to fail I.lm. He left bis orfice about four days ago, and for the last day and a half was confined to his room in the house where. he lived with a brother, Mr. John Peyton, and his two sisters. "While- the other members of the family were sitting in the parlor, between 1 1 and 12 o'clock yesterday morning, they heard a report as of a gunshot. Under the sup position that it came from the street, they paid little heed to it. About half an hour later Miss Alice Peyton, one of the sisters, passed her brother's room, and was at tracted by a loud breathing from within. She entered and found her brother lying on the bed -with his head and face cover-id with blood, and with a great pool jf crimson about him. The pillow was deeply dyed in the same color. The man was unconscious. Beside him lay a 44-ealiber revolver with one chamber empty. On the other side and touched by the fingers of his left hand was a hand minor. Peyton had evidently planned his own death with great deliberation. He had grasped the icvolver in his right hand and with his left had moved the mirror back and forth until he had succeeded in arranging the target to suit him. lie had presumably raised himself on his elbow, with his faccincline.l toward the bed. The bullet crashed Into the skull near the right temple and passed clear through the head, taking a portion of the brain in Its out ward course; After leaving Peyton's head the bullet struck the celling almost above the bed. It glanced to a neighboring wall ami still Its force was not checked. It lebounded from one wall to another and at last fell to the floor, where It was found later in the afternoon. The m embers or the family did what they cotld for the immediate relief of their biotiherand summoned Dr. Lewellyn Eliot, No. UCG P street northwest, the family physician. He responded promptly to the call, but nothing could save the unfortunate man, and Peyton died about 2 o'clock without having icgained consciousness. Every effort was made by the family to withhold the facts of the shooting, "When a reporter called at the house they le fuscd to discuss the matter and said that It was an accidental shooting. The police or the Fifth precinct wore informed that death had resulted from natural causes-. Coroner Hammcttwns notified. Ho visited the house, made a careful examination of the affair, and will this morning issue a certificate of suicidal death. Mr. Peyton was one of the last mem bers of a family of Colonial rame. He was a grandson ot Mrs. Eliza Peyton, one of Hie best-known v.-omen of the early days of the city. He was forty-nine years old and unmarried, and was born and reared In the District. Since his early manhood ne has identified himself with the patent business and was himself an inventor of no mean accomplishments. At one time he was a member of the firm of Baldwin, Hopkins & Peyton. Later he went into business for himself. Then he identified himself in business with his Inother, the late "W. J. Peyton, and some time ago en tered into tlic service or tlie S. S. "White Dental Company, coiner Pennsyl vania avenue and Seventh street. He was connected with the latter concern at the time or his deatli and managed that branch or the business that dealt with the Patent Orfice. Both rrom disposition and dis ease he was reserved in manner. He was a hard student and an able scholar, and was well read. The arrangements Tor the funeral had not yet been completed last night. ROBBED TnE SHIP AT SEA. A Box Containing: Five Thousand Sovereigns Stolen. Melbourne, Jan. 24. Upon the arrival here today from Sydney of the steamer Oceanic it was found that the strong room had been forced open and that a box containing 5,000 sovereigns had been stolen. There is no real clew to the thief, but it is supposed that the robbery was com mitted by some one who knew of the ship ment of the money and took passage ou tlic steamer for the purpose of obtain ing it. At Dis Old Dome. Louisville, Ky., Jan. 24. The remains of Hon. Albeit L. "Willis, minister to Hawaii, who died in Honolulu January 6, arrived tonight, accompanied by Mrs. Willis and her son. The casket was taken to the resi dence of "W. II. Delaney, father of Mrs. "Willis. The funeral will take place Tues day morning at 10:30 o'clock from the First Christian Church, and the burial will be in Cave Hill. Tobacco From Cuha. Chicago, Jan. 24. The first lot or Cuban tobacco to arrive sinco the "Weyler edict or last May, forbidding its export, reached. Chicago yesterday, consigned to a local firm that has a plantation in Cuba. The firm got forty-one bales of fillers out of the country, after six months' cf petition ing for a permit from the Spanish au thorities. A Coal Company Failed. Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 24. The North western Coal Company failed yesterday, as a result of the war on coal iirices.that has been costing the operators an'immense amount for a month. It was attached by the Maple Grove Coal Company on an $18, 000 claim. The Negro Was Lynched. Tallahassee, Fla., Jan. 24. Piersou Tay lor, colored, who tried to commit an as sault on Miss Emma Apthorpe, of this city, on the 16tli Instant, was lynched this morning. POISONED BY THE COOK. A Chinaman Attempted to Kill a Number of People. San Francisco, Jan. 24. The steamer Gaelic brings these advices from Shanghai: On December 17 a case of attempted poisoning "was brought before the mixed court, when a Chinese cook, on the British bark Omega, was arraigned for attempt ing to poison thelynaster, -mate, two Eu ropean passengers', und the Chinese car penter. The Omega was at New Chwang, in July last, when the offense was committed. She had on board two Ifght-keepera, Messrs. Drew and Fisher,-who were being trans ferred from one station to another. When olf New Chwangthe captain was seized with violent fits ot vomiting and excruciat ing internal pains. This lasted for two days and a half, when the pain abated. The mate, Drew, and Fisher were also seized in the same way and the carpenter complained of severe internal pains. Suspicion fell on the cook,- w4io )iad in cited the rest of the crew to frequent insubordination. There was little doubt in the minds of the" Europeans that they had been poisoned, and the more in quiries were made the blacker became the suspicion against- the cook. Finally it was discovered that when he mixed the eolfee he introduced a deadly poison, a bean, largely used for destroying dogs. TIIEIlt PLAN WAS FRUSTRATED. Ohio Convicts Schemed to Murder Guards and Eneupe. Columbus, Ohio, Jnn. 24. The orficials or the Ohio State prison discovered a plot yesterday to minder' guards and execute a general delivery of convicts tomorrow. The leaders In the plan were Albert Kaiser and Frank O'Nell, Cleveland rob bers, and Steward Hasey, ot Cincinnati. The conspiracy was tipped orr by one ot the prisoners who was taken into the plot. Search or the cells brought to light a num ber or knives and a key that would unlock all the cells in the range in which these prisoners were kept. The plan was to make a rush on the guardroom at 6 tomor row evening, when the guard is changed, and knife any guards who interfered with their exit through the guardroom. FELL IN Til I J PULPIT. A Former Washington inn Stricltea While Addressing a Mas ; Meeting. Philudolphin, Jan. 24. Hon. James A. Riston, for many years a resident of "Wash ington, was stricken speechless while ad dressing an Immense religious mass meet ing here yebterdny at DIobb's Hall. "He was given medical attention at ,tlie hall and, lemoved to his residence, where he is still Eerlously ill. SHE LIVED Of! THE OCEAN Mrs. Elijah Carson,' a Famous Trav eler, Dead, The Deceased JJnd Mudo Two Hun dred and Fifty Trips Across the- Water. Chicago, Jan. 24. Mrs. Elijah Carson, a mast remarkable woman, died Friday night at Anamosa, Iowa. Mrs. Carson had crossed the ocean 230 times, and possessed the extraordinary record of never having missed a trip on the LucaiiTa. slnee"that splendid vessel was launched. For thirty yearjj she has been traveling across the Atlantic until her face had be come a familiar one notonly to the officers of all the vessels of the Cunard Line, but to the custom bouse officials on both sides or the Atlantic. She Is said to have been received on intimate terms by the Astors and Vanderbilts and other prominent fam ilies of the country, '.who had long been accustomed to meeting her on her trips across the sea. Mme. Patti, the prima donna, had the strongest liking for Mrs. Carson Mrs.' Carson was the wife ot Samuel Carson, ot Belfast. Her name was Newell bcrore her marriage, and her brother, William'' B: Newell, .was a millionaire ot Nashville, Tenn. Shortly after the death ot her husband in 1SG4 Mrs. Carson, ac companied by her duugliter, Elizabeth, came to America tq visit her brother. This was Mrs. Carson's first ocean trip and was the beginning of her infatuation for the sea. Mr. Newell prevailed upon her to remafn' iii America, and ou his death betpieathcd to-hcr 500,000 in cash and property. This formed an ample fund to permit the Indulgence' of her eccentric de sire , to be, continually on tlje water. WORK OF THE FLAMES. A Fire in New York Mnr Result in Denth. New York, Jan. 24. A fire caused by the tip ot a burning match falling among the draperies in the apart ments ot George Stevenson, 22S "West 121st street, this afternoon. caused $10,000 damage. Mr. Stevenson was sevcrel y burned about the face and hands, and his wife, who was ill, was carried out in a fainting condition. Mr. Stevenson's in juries may prove fatal. Valparaiso, Ind., Jab. 24. Vineyard Hall, one of the largest dormitories on College Hill, was burned to the- ground yesterday, together with the contents. The dormitory contained sixty suites if rooms, all being occupied by students-' of the Northern Indiana Normal School, who lost their belongings, many having narrow escapes. Some were toundlatheb" rooms unconscious and had to bo carried out. The total loss was about $18,000; insured Tor SS.400. Belleville, Out., Jan. 24. The Belle ville Business College was -destroyed by fire last night. The loss is 810,000; In surance, $4,000. Cl-icago, Ill.r Jan. 24. The Grcenleo Brothers & Company's wood-working ma chinery plant and the Northwestern Stove Repair Company's factory, Greenlee Bro thers, owners, at 225 to 235 "West Twelfth street, were entitely destroyed by fire tonight. David B. Carse, general manager of the two concerns, estimated the loss at $300,000. The plants were only par tially insured. Struck a Bleu Gold Vein. Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 24. Miners, who came In last night-from Barrolson county, report that a bonanza voin was struck in the Royal mine; Thursday afternoon. A gang waj working in cross-eut, running from the" 150-foot level, when a vein car rying $300 in gold to the ton was found. "Work has been pushed on this night and day and it appears to be a. great find. 12-Inch Stock Boards $1 Per 100 rt. Libbey & Co., Gth st. and New York ave. SENATOR GEORGE VERY ILL Grave Fears Entertained That lie May Not Recover. HE IS AT GARFIELD HOSPITAL The Distinguished Mississipplan Is SufferiiiK From n Complication of Diseases, nenrtTroubleBeinjr the Alost Threatening; His Fumlly Has Been Summoned. Senator James Z. George, of Mississippi, who has been ill and in failing health for some time past, was reported as being in a serious condition at a late hour last night, at Garfield Hospital, where he has been for three weeks past. His condition is regarded as critical. The Senator has been a burrorcr from a complication ot diseases, bronchial catarrh causing him the greatest annoyance, but his condition has not been regarded us alarming uutil yesterday. Durmgthe past weckhls heart has become involved, and it is rrom this source that the greatest danger is now apprehended. Owing to the Tact that he has been grow ing weaker, It was decided to hold a consultation or physicians, and Dr. Her man, his attending physician, and the hospital start yesterday called in Dr. Fry, ot this city, and Prof. Olsen, of Baltimore, and the gravest fears of his recovery were expressed. The Senator ret ui wed to AVashmgtoii after the Christmas holidays. On the Cth of this month he entered Garfield Hospital and has since been unable to leave that Institution He lias neither been able to appear in hfs seat in the Senate i or to attend to his Congressional duties. The Senator's family is not at present in Wash ington, having remained at the home in Carrollton, -Miss After the consultation o physicians it was deemed best to ad vise his wife or his condition and she has been summoned to his bedside. She is ex pected to arrive here in a few days. Senator George is seventy-two years ot age, and this fact, the physicians fear, will militate against his recovery. On the 4th or March lie will have completed his second term in the Senate, owing u. his ill health, having been unwell for the past two years, he decided not to stand for re-election at the session of the Mis sissippi legislature last fall, ar.d he will be succeeded by Hon. Hernando Be Soto Money, who is at present representing the Fourth Mississippi dlstiict. It has been Senator George's intention to return to his Mississippi home after the expiration of his Senatorial term, ar.d for that rearon his family did not come to "Washington with him this Eersfon. AX AM EHIC.VK'S GOOD FORTUNE. S. Brown Won a Suit for Over J?5, 000,000. Denver, Col., Jan. 21. S. E. Brown, a noted American mining engineer or Pre toria, South Africa, who is on his way from San Francisco to London, yesterday learned for the first time through a press dispatch from Pretoria, South Africa, that the high court had decided in his favor a suit which he brougnt against tlie gdverntnent for a declaration of rights m his favor respecting certain claims at V.'ltfontain, or in default demanding the payment of 1,000,000, or over $3,000,000. The dispatch further stated that the suit arose from the government proclaiming "Witfontain to be open for gold mining on a certain date, whereupon Mr. Brownpeggedoutlarge blocksof claims. But in tlie meantime tlie government with drew the proclamation and afterwards proclaimed "Witfontain under the lottery law. Mr. Brown has been in this country for several weeks making examinations of properties In California and Colorado. He hns been in South Africa four years, and for twelve years was engaged in the Coeur d'Alcne region, Washington. A CT.ERK GONE WRONG. Money Raised on Forged Contract ors' Assignments in Pittsburg. Pittsburg, Ta.. Jan. 24. Forged assign ments of contractors estimates of city work, on which $10,000 was raised, have been discovered. The paper was held by the Columbia National Bank and the Mer cantile Trust Company, but neither insti tution will lose anything, for the reason that the amount involved hasbeen made good by the contractor, "W. J. Dunn. Mr. Dunn places the blame on a confidential clerk, who, he says, is now in the West, but would not give his name. The man has wealthy relatives, who vrill probably make good the money taken by him. The Torged assignments were placed in the bank as collateral, and were discov ered when they were presented to the county comptroller Tor payment. The ac tual amount or money appropriated by the clerk was $10,000. WILL BE TRIED IN BALTIMORE. The Cases of General Roloff and Dr. Luis Will Be Transferred. Baltimore, Jan. 24-. Gen Carlos Uoloff. secretary of war of the Cuban provisional government, and Dr. Joseph J. Luis, who were given a preliminary hearing in New York yesterday on the charge of violating the neutrality act in connection with the shipment of men, arms and ammunitionlo Cuba by the steamship Woodall, will be brought to this city for trial. The reason assigned for the transfer of the case from New York to Baltimore is that the steamship Woodall av.os purchased here and cleared from this port. Mr Marbury will ask the United Stat'-s grand Jury for an Indictment against Gen. Roloff and Dr. Luis, and it is thought that "when they appear before Commissioner Shields in New York, next Saturday, they will be turned over to United States marshals and brought here. A Railroad Official Arrested. Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 24. R. D Draught, receiver of the Florida Midland, is under arrest here, charged with cheating and swindling. The accusation charges him with' issuing and selling $25,000 ot bonds whicli were not authorized by the court administering on the property. The B'nni B'rltli in Session. Baltimore, Jan. 24. The tenth annual convention of the Improved Order of B'nai B'rith was opened today at Haza zerer's nail. One hundred and fifty dele gates were present from several States. They represented twenty-nine lodges, with a membership of over 3,000. DOSWORTH COUNTED OUT. ilnher Won the Championship of Canada In Fifteen Hounds. Toronto, Out., Jan. 24. The "Shadow" Maber-Busworth twenty-round fight for the championship ot Canada came off at the Princess Theater last night before a crowded house, and terminated at the end or the fifteenth round, with the Toronto Athletic Club instructor practi cally knocked out. The fight was a hard one and although the Australian had the best or it In reach and height, he had a difficult problem to solve in Bosworth, who was formerly Fitzsimmons' sparring ; partner. Maber weighed In at 141 and Eoswortb at 101. The veteran, Jem Mace, looked after Maber, and Jack Hanley was in Eos worth's corner. In the first three rounds honors were about even, but after that Malers agility and cleverness kept the professor guessing all the time. In the fifteenth round Maber landed a stunning left hook on the chin, wliicli nearly put Bosworth through the ropes just as the bell rang. He wa.s unable to continue and Maber got the deciMon. BALLOTING FOR A SENATOR. Dubois May Yet Capture the Prize in Idaho. Boise City, Idaho, Jan. 24. In the Sena torial ballot yesterday the result was: Clag gett, Populist, 28:Dubols, silver Republican, 2G;Nclson,ropulist,ia;lUnger., Popullst,2. Many ot the Claggett supporters are be coming tired of voting day after day'for a candidate on whose behalf it seems Im possible to enlist the Democratic vote, Claggett had a majority, however, In the Populistcaucus, although there were eleven dissenting votes, and It is hinted they will go to Dubois in sufficient numbers to elect liim unless a speedy agreement Is ar rived at. TIIE AERONAUT WAS LOST. He Fell With His Balloon Into the Water." Key West, Fla., Jan. 24. The Forepaugh show has been exhibiting in this city for the past week, a 1-aKooit ascension being the main feature. After several failures to ascend the aeronaut succeeded yester day afternoon. The breeze was stiff from the northeast and a y oung Cuban named Perez arcended. After go'.ng up about 1.C0O feet he be came rattled and the lopes pot tangled. The balloan went out about a mile rrom si ore and fell into the water. Boats f nun a revenue cutter went to retder assistance and the balloon was recovered, but Perez Is given up for lost. BITTEN BY A ST. BERNARD Willie Gittings Attacked at His Home Near Itockville. Mr. Samuel Phillips Dog Mangled a Schoolboy The Wounds Not Considered Dangerous. (Special to The Times.) Rockville, Md., Jan. 24. A large St. Bernard dog, belonging to Mr. Samuel Phillips, ex-President of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company, attacked Willie Gittmgs, near this place, yesterday, and but for the timely assistance of Mr. James E. Thompson and an employe of Mr. Phillips the little fellow would probably have been torn to pieces. Willie is the son of Mr. Frank Gittings, who lives about a mile and a half from Rockville, ar.d wa.s returning from school at the time. On his way home he had to pass by a field owned by Mr. Phillips, and it was here he was attacked by tue dog, which ran out of the enclosure, and dashing the little fellow to the ground began, biting him about the head and neck. The child, unable to rise or defend him self, cried loudly for help. His cries were quickly answered by Mr. Thompson and a farm hand, -who rushed to his aid. The dog, however, by this time was thoroughly enraged and made doubly savage by the taste ot blood. It was only after a severe beating with clubs that ho was driven away from the child. The wounds, while very painful, are not thought to be dangerous. They were cauterized this morning by Dr. Edward Anderson, who, while not fearing hydro phobia, is anxious about the effects the fright may have on the mind of the child. After Broker Kohn. Fort Wayne, Ind., Jan. 24. Solomon Rothschilds, or this city, will leave tor New York this week to secure extradition papers for Julius A. Kolm, the Wall street broker, who, it is alleged, appropriated to bis. own use $30,000 worth cr securities placed with him for sale by Mr. Roth schilds, and who left America immediately arterward. A Ban!; Hnolvkecper Arrested. Marion, Ohio, Jan. 21. Edward B. Lan don, bookkeeper ot the Marion Deposit Bank, whicli Tailed tome months ago, was arrested yesterday on a warrant sworn out by E. F. Fairfield, charging embezzle ment ot $4,000. Fairfield is a sou-in-law ot T. II. Wallace, who was Mdo owner of the bank. Several more arrests are ex pected. The Swindlers Waived Examination. New York, Jan. 24. Jacob and Emil Blumer, the architects who wore arrested on board tlie steamer Uurgogne Sunday last on a charge of swindling in Zurich, Swit zerland, waived examination before Com missioner Shields yesterdayafternoon. Upon receipt of the necessary extradition papers the accused will be sent back. Killed in a Collision. Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 24. In a col lision last night between a runaway coal car and an electric passenger coach near here, Motorman John Hake was killed out right and Conductor Frank Kelner feri ously if not fatally injured. Five of the passengers aboard the car were injured, some seriously. A Vessel Burned at Sea. London, Jan. 24. The British bark John O'Gaunt, Capt. Worledge, which sailed from Valparaiso November 10 for Tortor atillo, Caleta Buena and San Francisco, has been burned at Tocopilla. The captain is reported as lost. Movement of Naval Vessels. FortMonroe, Va., Jan. 24. The cruiser Columbia, from New York, reached Hamil ton Roads at 5 p. m. today. The cruiser Montgomery, from New York, arrived at 9:30 this morning. Watch for town and railroad. Congress Heights- CDHPLEniGJHE CABINET Major McKinley Will ProoaMj Soon 3Iake Up His Mind. MANY NAMES CONSIDERED The President-Elect Has Thorough ly Canvassed the Situation Al ger's Appointment Not Settled. Lyman Gaue May Xet Be Chose? lor tlie Treasury Department. Canton, Ohio, Jan. 24. There Is agrow ing impression that the Cabinet will be practically completed within two or at lease three weeks, with the possible ex ception of one place. Though Major Mc Kinley may decide within the next ten days upon all themen who are to form hia ofricial ramily, it dees not follow that the final appointment of places and port folios will be made within that time. The Secretary of State Is of course de cided upon; and the Secretary of the Treas ury will be as definitely determined, and so will the Secretary or the Interior, but the portfolios of the War, Agriculture, Justice, and Pcstorfice departments will be a good deal shitted about. The Presi-Ident-elect desires to fill tie more im portant places in his Cabinet as soon aa possible, in order that some thought may be given to the work of choosing- assistant secretaries and the organization of the de partments. A good deal of progress in tbe work or Cabinet-making will probably bi made this week. Major McKinley has practically finished the sifting process and he has listened to as many suggestions and protests as he has time for. The whole situation has been thoroughly canvassed; every availa ble man in the country has been suggested for appointment to the Cabinet and a le gion of almost unknown quantities has caused the President-elect to be informed that ir he so desired he would be teld where he might discover some hitherto un suspected timber Tor his Cabinet. The New- York problem of Cabinet rep resentat.on will be solved this week. The current gossip is that Gen. Stewart L. Woxirord will be the New Turk member of the Cabinet. He is highly esteemed by the President-elect and personally iB on ino-t agreeable terms with nlm. Major McKinley is more intimately acquainted with Gen. Wo.xlford than any of the othPi New York men" who are now talked of as Cabinet r-osihiIitics, and it is evident to tl.O"-e who were in Canton when Gen Wonirord called in Major McKinley thac the latter was foad of him. The President-elect lias a high opinion of Gen. Wood ford's ability, and if political conditions continue to be as favorable as they cow scem to bo he is pretty certain to be the next Secretary of War or theNavy. Gen. Alger's appointment to the Cabi net is not regarded as oertnin, but the belief tlia he will be in i&grows, and this notion is strengthened by the knowledge that ex-Gov. Merriam, of Minnesota, and Henry C. Payne, ot Wisconsin, seem al most to have dropped, for the time ac least, from the list of those who are being seriously considered. There will be in all probability a Cabinet ofricer from Wisconsin, Michigan or Min nesota, and it Mr. Payne or Mr. Merriam is not chosen.it Is almost certain that Gen. Alger will be, unless Lyman J. Gage should be made Secretary of the Treasury, in which event his appointment might be deemed sufficient recognition for all that general section of the country. The doubts about Mr. Gage's political faith and economic creeds having been removed within the last twenty-four hours by the visit of a Chicago gentlCtoa:! to Canton, it may be safely assumed that bis appointment is being more seriously considered than ever, though it is by no means certain that he will be selected. Indeed the impression still prevails here that Charles Emory Smith, or Philadelphia, is the strongest iiossibility. THE VALtli OV A HOMFSTEAD. It Ranges Anywhere From $30 to $500,000 in Minnesota. St. Paul, Minn., Jaa. 2 i. According to a decision yesterday here, a man's home stead is a very indefinite ort of a thing; valued anywhere from SoO to $300,000 A Chicago bank asked ror a receiver for William Banholzer, the St. Paul brewer, on a note ot $20,000 it had against tha old Seven Corners Bank, which failed in 1S03. Judge Bunn denied the application and said: "This cause presents. In a very forcible manner, the Injustice that may be worked by ourjioniestead law. The defendant is allowed to hold as his homestead five acres ot land m the city ot St. Paul, ot great value, occupied nos only by his dwelling-l'ouse, hut by his father's, and by a brewery and buildings connected with It a beer garden and a dancing parlor, and used, not only for residence purposes, buc for the purpose of carrying on a brewing business. The statute and the decisions of our supreme court seem to me to abso lutely protect the defendant in his enjoy ment ot the entire five acres, however lie may elect to use his property." Suicide .f a Railroad Lawyer. Milan, Tenn., Jan. 24. Col. F. S. Ranking-, attorney Tor the Illinois Central Railroad, committed suicide this afternoon by shoot ing himsclt through the head. Financial troubles are supposed to be the cause. A Jealons Lover Killed Dlimself. Gloucester Clty.N. J., Jan. 24. Eecausa another youngman danced with his fiancee, Joseph C. Dalsey. twenty-two years old, killed himself with a pistol fcall at tho girl's home here this morning. Sleel Mills to ClOfee. Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 24. Notice has been given to the employes of the Illinois Steel Company that all the mills will closo next Monday. This announcement affects about 000 men. The Deaths of a Day. Mrs. Hungerford.the novelist, yesterday, at Bandon, County Cork.lreland. Mrs. J. B. Pound died suddenly in Knox ville, Tenn., yesterday. She was the wife ot J. B. Pound, publisher and proprietor ot the Knoxville Tribune and Sentinel and the Chattanooga News. Edward Dwight Burt, Saturday night, in Brooklyn, aged seventy-one years. He was born at Sandisfield, Mass., on August; 17, 1826, and started In the shoe business In BrooVIyn in 1S63. He later became n large shoe dealer in New York. r No. 1 Ceilinul 31'er 100 Feet, Frank Libber &. Co., 6tli 86- and N. Y.ave.