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TILE MOEN1KG' TIMES, AJ Oim&Y 'JAGUAR Y 25, 1897
Pa-kcr, Bridget fc Co . Progressive Clothiers. 3107th St. Come Today and select 3-our Suit and Overcoat from the lots we are offering at $6.25 and SS.25. You'll secure THE bargain of your life. Parker, Bridget & Co., Progressive ClothUrs, 315 7th st. SHE SIS m HER GROW Ex-Queen Liliuokalaiii's Diplo matic 3Iission in Washington. TO ASK FOR ARBITRATION An Interesting Rumor About the Dethroned Queen's Headquarters ut the Sluirehaiu Some Gossip About the Charming Princess ITaiulani. Ex-Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii, it is pretty safe to say, has conic to Washington totake the preliminary steps toward hav ing her claims to tlic tliroiie reconsidered. It washiferred from some interesting Uiings knid lust night at the Shoreham, Where the discrowned queen and her suite are slop ping, that it is not improbable that this matter will, if possible, lie referred to an arbitration uibinm:. -iiid that Liliuoka lani would not object to having her cae decided just as the Venezuelan matter is lieing adjusted. It may be, too, that a reference will be asked to that same tribunal. A canard has been going the rounds in print that the queen is hen' to seek die offices or this govennnent to have her lciisoii" increased. She has no pension at all other than the private fortune of her late husband, Mr Domini:-, which s said to be ample enough to allow her to maintain herself -with proper dignity and style. There was something said about ail annual pension of $20,000 at the time of the annexation talk, but there was no annexation; and, furthet , all of her hcicdi tnry possessions were confiscated. Shu letains yet the Washington place" estate in Honolulu, a very handsome and valuable property, but she lives when at home in retirement at a country seat, Wifcikie, about four miles from the city Liliiiokainui lias led a life of m le or less fceclusioii since she lost her crown. At the Shorehanv and other hotels she remains nearly all the time in her rooms, where also lier meals are served. She went out only once yesterday, witlH hpr attendants, to attend divine ervice at St. John's Episcopal Church. Liliuokalani was foimertj a member of the Congrega tional Church, thcorigiual missionary church or Hawaii, but since her downfall she joined the Anglican church, and attends regularly the services at the Anglican mis sion in Honolulu. Air. Julius A . Talnier, of Boston, an old lime friend or the queen and of her husband, has recently been appointed her private -secretary. He gave some very in icwesting history of the family of" the queen last night. He has a recent photo graph of the Princess Kamiaui, who is now at Alentone, France, and who was the subject of much courteous attention when she was here some years ago, as was the queen during her visit in 1SS7. The princess is now a I eautiful woman, twentj-one years of age. anil although no longer considered a princess by the pro visional government, is much admired In the gy French town, where she now is, to which attention" her evident beauty, ac OHujHistuiieiits and romantic history en title hor. It was stated last night that Liliuoka lani might call on the President today and perhaps en Secretary Olney and ottiermenr bers of the Cabinet, just as any other vis itor of lepute from foreign lands might do. It was also stateJ that perhaps she might remain in Washington until after the In auguration ceremonies, or that she might go back to Boston and return here a few days berore the inauguration. WhenLilnokalani wasiierein If B Title. Cleveland called on her at the Arlington, several of the Cabinet ladies also calling, asdld the President. It is r.ot unlikely that President Cleveland aud Mrs. Cleveland will call again. The 1' resident, it is well known, In his celebrated message on the Hawaiianimbioglio, referred to the queen's government as the "lawful government," and he probably still regards Liliuokalani as the lawful queen, and, therefore, at least one of the de Jure sovereigns of the world. llr. Palmer had at hand last night this message of the President and read to the reportet or The Times the words of the President, which were regarded as so Eignificaat at the time. Mr. Palmer de sired to impress it on the attention or the reiwter that he is not talking for the queen, but he expressed the opinion that an adjudication of the queen's claims be fore any tribunal, the English-American arbitration for instance, would lesult in favor of the queen. Mr. Palmer would not admit that it was the intention of the deposed sovereign to apply lor such an adjudication, but that interesting rumor is in the air, and there rill probably be some more of it in due -Ime. Mr. Palmer is very careful in his utterances, as becomes his station, but is with it alL a very agteeahlc and well-informed gentleman. ""Wanted the aouii of nn Army. Gen. McCIellan, when In command of the Army, conducted a waiting campaign, being so carorul not to make any mistakes that he made very little headway. Presi dent Lincoln sent this brier but exceedingly pertinent letter: "My Dear McCIellan: ir you don't want to use the Army, i should like to borrow it for awhile. Yours re spectfully, A. LINCOLN." DIED. ROSS On Saturday. Januarv 23, 1897. MARY ANN ROSS, widow of the late Isaac "V. Ross, In the eighty-sixth vear or her age. Funeral services Trom her late residence, No. Til Ninth street northwest, Monday, Januarv 25, lbtJT. at 2 p in. Interment private. A1EINK1NG On Friday, January 22, lyilT. at lO.lO p. m , arter a long illness, ELIZABETH, widow or the late William Ueiiiiciiig, aged seventy-seven year, five months and eighteen days. Funeral from her late residence. No. COS Louisiana avenue northwest, uu Mon day January 25, at 'Z o'clock p. in.; services to be held at St. John's German Lutheran Church Four-and-n-half street, lwtwecn C and D streets southwest, at 2:30. Relatives aud friends are respect fully invited to attend. Interment in ProsjKjct Hill Cemetery. it MACFARLAND On Fridav, January 22, lb&7, JOSEPH EWING MACFARLAND ,in the twenty-sixth year or his age. Funeral services at his mother's resi dence, 1727 F street, Mondav, Januarv 25, at 12:30 noon. Interment private, "it UNDERTAKERS. or. wirc-cTar lee:- UNDERTAKER, 332 Pa. Ave. N. Y: fll'st-clas uex vice. 'Fiioue. 1383. 01 TIE SOCIALISTS Emperor William to Adopt a Policy of Restriction. GUIDED BY PRIVATE ADVISERS The Influence of General A'on nulnilce Clonus u Grout Deal Am lmstailur "Uhl ami Family Enter tained by the Kaiser Frieudly to the Sultan. (Copyright, lSOT.by the United Associated PlCiffS.) Berlin, Jan. 2-1. The emperor's allusion at a recent court dinner to the reported existence or a camarilla, or couit cabal, and his statement that he knew i othlng or any such clique as has been alleged to exist, does not alter the Met that beside bis majesty's public ministerial coancil he has his all-potent private advisers. The influence of Gen. Von Hnhnke ap pears now in theascer.dantwith the kaiser, who has on several occasions dined Ujs chief of the military cabinet alone, a dis tinguishingmark of imperial favor and con fidence. Gen. Von Hahnke's afcendancy implies much- It means the active prosecution or the plans for increased armaments, and in the sphere or internal politics (for ilahnke Is no mere piofessional soldier) it also means a return to a i.olicy or re press.on of liberal ideas and especially of loMalism. It is known that the "kaiser has ror some time past regretted the line he took ip l.'SO in endeavoringto reconcile the radical workingmen. He finds that they will i ot be placated on anj terms but t heir own, and that his efforts at rceoncilia t'on hove been taken as a proof of weak ness on his part. In go jig lwck to a policy of restriction, or which the I'msturz bill in tiie Reichstag was an instance, the kaiser will have the heartiest supi ort from the Hahnke circle. There is jood rea.'on for expecting a gov ernment measure m the Landtag pro posing .such amendments to the existing common laws as will supply the Prussian autl.oritieswith ample means toeountcract the still gi owing Socialist propaganda The law touching political organizations, rights of meeting and press criticisms of public events is to be amended and the severest repress on resorted to, as in the worst period of the Bismarck regime. The con,pos.!ticyi-or the Landtag renders thee proposals more likely of acceptance by the Landtag than was accorded bj the Reichstag to the Umsturz bill. On Wednesday last Ambassador Uhl and his wire, Miss Alice Uhl, Mrs. Guy Thomp son (nee Uhl), Mr. J. B. Jackson, first secretary of the United States embassy; Mrs. Jackson, llr. II. G. Squier.s, second secretary or embassy, and Mrs. Squier, Lieut. Niblack, naval atFnrhe to the .Ameri can embassy, and Miss Kutter attended a grand defiling court, given by the em peror and empress at the Royal Schloss. The American who were prescntel to their majesties included Mr. Jones and wire, of Cincinnati; Miss Ulilniann, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Prof. Guy Thompson, or Yale Univeisitv, who recently became the husband or Miss Lucy Uhl. The ladies of the ambassador's party wore court 'dresses or unusual splendor. Mrs. Squiers was attireJ in a white satin gown, em broidered with gold and silver arabesques. Her corsage was embroidered with gold flowers, each glittering with diamond dewdrops. The kaiser is understood to have con sulted Minister Miquel on the question of the Turkish finances, especially in the light or the recent report or Sir Edgar Vincent, president or the Imperial Otto man Bank. The result has confirmed the kaiser in his determination to support the sultan in his project or a council or finance, composed of Turks and Europeans, appointed by the sultan himself, and not as desired by Lord Salisbury, under Euro pean control. The conclusion of the Vin cent report that Turkey will soon be financially sound and prosperous, under even moderately good administration, is now the-cfricial German conclusion. The kaiser appears still to rely on the sultan as being desirous to obtain an honest and effective administration. Immediate developments in the East will tend to disprove tue generally accepted notion that German interest in and influ ence upon Turkish matters are only or a minor character. Upon this all importaut and initial question of financial reforms, the sultan, with-the support of Germany, will have his way. German policy, adroit ly passive regarding Armenia, has been equally adroit on the leading question be fore the ambassadorial conferences. One result of this agreement between the kais er and the sultan will be seen in increased concessions to German subjects, who now hold the concessions for the leading Ana tolian railways, supply the officials that work them, and get the principal contracts for arms and munitions. The marriage of Miss Ledyard, of De troit, to Baron Herman Ketleller, German minister to Mexico, which is about to take place at Washington, is known here to be purely a love match. The attachment has faced andovercome many serious obstacle. Baron Ketteller would have married Miss Ledyard several years ago when Chan cellor Caprivi was his chief, but Caprivi declined to sanction the match. A regula tion of the foreign office, introduced by Prince Bismaick, prohibits the marriage of members of the diplomatic staff toTdions. They can marry, hut man iage to an alien involves resignation or discharge from the service. Bismarck, who made the regula tion for a particular case, could get over IS when lie wanted to. Caprivi, in his hon est way, made no exceptions. -Prince llohenlohe has not actually rescinded the rule, but Interprets It liberally, so Baron Ketteller is at last enabled tc marry. niGTTBINDEHS IN GREAT GLEE. The Death of Fong Ching Causes Joy in Sau Francisco. San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 24. The as sassination by highbinders last evening of Fong Ching, otherwise known as "Little Pete," has created a greater bensation in Chinatown than any other happening in years. The streets In that quarter are crowded tonight with exultant members of the See Yup Society or hiehhlnders, who are celebrating thecalh of their most dreaded enemy. It Is said the murdered man was to have received 540,000 for destroying the See Yup Society, and that he was backed in his efforts by the Chinese vice consul. The consulate Is heavily guarded to night, as it is well known that the See Tups have placed a price of $2,000 on the "head of the vice consul. It is understood that the assassins ot "Little Pete" received S3.000 for their work. The Sam Yups have been thrown into disorder by the death of their leader, but it is expected that when reorganized they will execute summary and adequate ven geance upon the See Yups. This Was Personal. "Why did old Soak discharge this man:-" "The fellow vai a German and was al ways saying't'ank you.' "New York Journal j Clearing sales prevail g j throughout the city spe- m H cially bought cheap lo'.s at y S remarkable prices. Here, fet ftl thnntrli i rr.ir own llisrh- M H grade selling stock selling j p? at just half price. Make your 'j ,.... .flni,m ,TnrTi 1 own choice. BITS ADVANCE ENT.-.HERE LOEB & HIRSH, 910-912 F. 6S33E8 HEgsEsiznsesssa WANTED IN BOSTON. Hlchnrd Vignl.n Colored Creole, Ar rested on a Charge of Robbery. Policeman Cochran, or the Second pre cinct, arrested Richard Vigul.coloied, last night, on a charge of robbery. The police authorities, a few days ago. received' a message from Boston asking the police here to be oil the lookout ror Vlgal. He was known to have lived in this city, and it was supposed that after escaping from the clutches of the Boston police he would return to his old home. Vigal, when a resident here, lived in Es sex court, a small street inhabited entire ly by colored families. The neighborhood has been closely watched ever since, and last night Policeman Cochran heard of Vlgal's arrival, and In a short while had him safely locked up. Vigal was connect ed with a gang of colored crooks in Bos ton, and Is implicated in ascries of house breakings and store robberies. The others have all been captured, but Vlgal eluded the policemen and left the city. The Boston authorities were notified by telegraph last night ot the arrest, and the man will be held here until Instructions arrive. A COLD WAVE IN THE WEST There Is Much Suffering Among People ami Cattle. The Thermometer In Some Sections Registered Thirty Degrees Be low Zero Train. Delayed. St. Paul, Minn., January 2-1. Tonight's reports from every part of the Northwest indicated that last night was the coldest night in two winters. St. Paul, about the warmest point in this whole section, registered 25 below. The range was from that figure to 30 below at St. Cloud; 36 below at Aitkin, and -10 below at St. Hilaire. There arc no reports in yet of people freezing to death, though suffering in the country must have been very great. The St. Paul Relief Society has been busy all day furnishing coal aud other supplies to the needy. The thermometer In this city tonight is 26 below zero, and indica tions jioint to a further drop of at least 10 degrees before morning. Railway traffic is everywhere greatly retarded, cither because or drift or ina bility to keep up steam. Around Aber deen, Huron, Milbank, and Wilmot, S. D., no e-rrort has been made for two days past to clear the tracks, owing to very higli winds, and the cuts arc now full to the brim. A Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Taul passenger train Is stuck in a dritt near Bonilla, S. D. Fuel has been carried to the train to keep the passengers comfortable. Reports Trom points along the Missouri River indicate that there will be heavy mortality among cattle and sheep In that section. It Is clear In central and eastern Minnesota and the wind lias subsided. Cold Weather in Nebraska. Omaha, Neb., Jan. 24. This has been the coldest day Nebraska has experienced in two years. At many points the mer cury registered twelve degrees below 7.ero, and the warmest reported was Tour below. A strong wind Troiii the north made the cold seem more intense. The Missouri River is rrozen over, and ice men, who had given up hope or a crop, will begin cutting tomorrow. Little snow has fallen in this section and railway traffic is not interfered with. Helow Zero in Iowa. Dcs Moines, Iowa, Jan. 24. The cold wave which reached here last night con tinues, the thermometer tonight register ing thirteen below zero. All trains are de layed, but not seriously. Suffering A mong the Poor. Cleveland, Jan. 24. The coldest weather of the winter prevails. At 8 p. in., the thermometer registered four above zero and before midnight the mercury had dropped to as many decrees below. The snow-covered streets were deserted to night, churches were empty, and numerous entertainments announced In various halls and theaters were abandoued. The suf fering among the poor is appalling. Indiana Feels It. Fort "Wayne, Intl., Jan, 24. This has been the coldest day of the winter. At 7 o'clock tonight the thermometer is seven degrees below zero, and indications are that it will go lower before morning. The Truins Tied "Up. Bismarck, N. 1)., Jan. 24. The blizzaTd has tied up nearly all trains in the State. The thermometer is 32 degrees below zero. The legislature will not be able to re convene Tuesday. Will Close Navigation. Pittsburg. Jan. 25. The blizzard reached this city lust night and with it came the heaviest falf of snow of the winter, more than six inches covering the ground to day. The thermometer was nine above zero at 8 o'clock and falling. The cold wave will close navigation on the river. Sixteen Below in Chicago. Chicago, III., Jan. 24. The cold wave which reached Chicago last night tight ened its grip today and at midnight Ciil cagoans were shivering in a slxteen-below-zero atmosphere. The suffering among the poor is intense and tomorrow morning Mayor Swift will issue a proclamation calling for bread for the starving. The Iron Business Active. Youngstown, Ohio, Jan. 24. Ground will be broken tomorrow by the Ohio Steel Company for the erection of ten open I hearth steel furnaces. During the past week a number of Inquiries were received here for iron in from 1,000 to 5,000 ton lots for February delivery, showing that business is beginning to move. Should Have Been Boiled in Oil. In Kentucky. Stranger I understand that they lynched a man here yesterday. What had he done? Col. Pepper Done, suh? What had he done? "Why, suh, become here to open a branch agency tor a mineral water com pany! That's what, he done! Cleveland Leader. BITTER- GQLih fl-WEEK t Hi j A Frigid Wave Sweeping Down Upon Washington." sa For Neifrly n ylv? thef Ca'iiitnl Will He in n ShiverWith u- Few Exceptions the" Whole Country Is in Juelc Frost's Embruee Texas and Florldn Not Spared. Quite a good-sized and well-developed billow or the great cold wave which Is just now rolling over almost the whole coun try, from Pugct Sound to Passamaquoddy Bay, and southward to Floildaj Is due to engulf Washington. The chilly winds, as they whistledthrough the leafless trees and swept down'thc de serted Avenue, Iastnigiit, were theharbing ers of its approach. Gripmen and cabbies drew on their long mittens and crouched down in big, high coat collars, while empty pews In downtown churches, tqld plainly enough that la&t night was the cold est that Washington has thus farcxperi enced this season.. Old people with rheu matic boneV felt the marrow chilling with in them, and even the weatherman said it was cold last night. What Is worse, ac cording to tills prognostlcator, the cold est Is yet to come. Tonight, or by tomorrow evening at the lateSt!, the mercury will fall' '.czeioT But" what, Is tliat-w;licu up in WasUlngton.State and Montana the thermometer registers 30 degrees below that point. And even the inhabitants of the plains of the Dakotas and the residents of Minnesota -would con sider thiit a tropical region, and a fit place to spen,d a, sampler's vacationsor there the boys and girls are sleighing with from three to-flfteon feet 'of snow, while the mercury indicates 20 degrees beloNv 'zero1, ahd the Missouri1 lUvcr Is a' continuous skating rink for hundreds or mile's, with the ice two feet thick. A quartei Of a million dollars, which a former State treasurer left behind when he went to Central America, is" in a bank thirty miles--from the capitol of South Dakota. ButcJ,lie ,J)pnk.lIsla,Miow bank, and the train upon wmcii it is guarueu oy me State militia Is snow bound.'-whlle'the governor is about to bribe the Weather Bureau to produce a thaw. The cold. wave, which had Its origin in the Northwest, Is surging eastward, and spreading oyer tlie entire country, save In Arizona and a small corner of Utah and Southern California, where, the zepheis blow mlldlv, and the. orange blossoms bloom. Even Texas is, coining in for its share, and the latest reports rrom that section-last night indicate a fall of 30 to 40 degrees within the past t,wenty-four hours preceding, and every prospect of a severe cold spell. Jt s freezing In tiie Mississippi' Valley and Tennessee, and be low zero in the central' and Ohio Valleys, whim in New Yoi k and New England zero has already been reached, and ten above in some parts is considered mild. The cold wave will sweep over the entire Eastern, South Atlantic, and Gulf States. North Qf Virginia rather below than above zero Tor tlie next few tjilys may be ex pected, and the freeze, 'will extend down into Florida, but Major Huhwoody has promised, with a degree prgenerosity, that the frost shall not Ije severe enough to destroy the growing vegetation or that State, as wus done in the pole! wave two years ago. Cold wave signals have been ordered displayed all along tlie Southern coast. . But with all this there will be no snow It will Just be cold, and that is all "cold as Jehosaphat," as the office boy at the "Weather Bureau expressed it last night, as ho came In beating his hands and rubbing his cars. There may be a rew scattering flakes or the beautiful," but they are not expected. Generally, the weather will be clear and the skies fair, and no clouds to speak, of. New England is slatpd tor a few light snow storms, but she will have them all to herseir. The weather promises to re main cold Tor nearly the whole of the week. The barometer has fallen upon the Atlantic coast "and "risen rapidly ill the Northwest-. It is highest in Montana and lowest in New England. Tlie sudden fall in the temperature found many unprepared, and the biting cold wind which swept whistling through the streets forced many to leave their accustomed haunts and seek shelter from the chilling blasts at the Central Union Mission and the Municipal Lodgh.g-Hoiwe. Early In the afternoon the number of applicants for "only a night's lodging" at 'the Central ifnion Mission rar exceeded that or any other day this winter, and it was not long berore the place was filled to its limit. No one was turned away, and as long as there was bed accommodations all were made welcome. But soon all the beds and cots were occupied, and still the men came. Not one, however, was turned adrift, for, as the superintendent, the Rev. E. D. Bailey, said: "On such a night we would not turn a dog away."" "When all the "housing room" wus taken up all others who upplied for shelter were allowed to gointothe furnace-room, where, huddled around the great heater which warms the Immense mission building, they made merry and laughed at the winds howling without. The Rev. Dr. Bailey, when seen at a late hour last night, snUl that he expected even greater numbers or applications Tor shelter and rood to tie made today. Many, of these, he said, would no doubt come from the outlying district, who, having ex hausted their resources, and not being able, no matter how willing, to work, would be forced to amily for charity. In "case 'they do come, he said, we will do the best we can to shelter thctn and relieve their wants, Tor we never' close our doors to anyone. ' At the Municipal Lobgfng House prac tically tlie same scenes were enacted, and all who applied up to thcl'liour or closing were admitted. "The Bread Prayer." "Give" was the key rote n Dr. Johnston's sermon at the Metropolitan M. E. Church yesterday morning. A large congregation was present and arter tlie sermon the annual collection was' taken. Thocol leetion embraced the several benefTent funds and a portion ofj the expense in curred In repairing and improving the spire. Tiie pastor asked for ah offering of 52, 500. The noble sum or 2,000 was given and there is little doubt but the remainder will be made up. Only When De Appeared. "They said all sorts or unkind tliingsabout you." "Such as what?" "Well, they said that you married for money." v But you didn't believe it, did you?" "Not until I saw your husband." Arter that there came an estrangement between the two dear friends Chicago Evening Tost. Tlie Literal Truth. "As a soldier, it seems to me that Maceo is simply out of sight," said the civilian enthusiastically. ' " "Yes," groaned Weyler, "he's out of sight." Buthespokehterally, Philadelphia I North American. $5 Covers v Everything Notwithstanding tlie very great errort being made by tome or the doctors cf this city to induce Dr. Young to restore his former high fee rate, the doctor lsiirni m his resolution not to do to, and begs leave to .'i.iiounce to the public that until further notice he will continue to furnish ull medicines and appliances and treat all who begin now until cured at the low rate of V -i .VONIH. While under the care ot Dr. Young there will be no running to drug stores for medicines. No matter whether you nave one or a lalf dozen diseases, a 5 bill covers. ecst or every thing. Dr. Young's enormous experience and fong, careful study have nabled him to perfect a system for the treatment of Chronic, Nervous, and Delicate Diseases that is absolutely unequalcd by any other. Has cured tl ousands of cases of Catarrh, Asthma, Bronchitis, Piles, Neuralgia, Con stipation, indigestion, Hiieumatism, Fe male Diseases, Private Diseases, Diseases or the Ear, Nose, Throat, Stomach, Kid noys, Bowels, Bladder, iter tutu, blood, Skin, Lost Manhood, Night Losses, Vari cocele, and Stricture. 4J5T"Dr. "loans Employs no substitutes, but sues each patient personally at bis private sanitarium, " Cor. 12th and F Streets. Orriee hours Daily. 10 to 5; every Thurs day evening, 7 to 8; Sunday, 10 to 12. CONSULTATION IN PIRON OH FREE BY LLTTEIt A MARINE'S LOVE OF GEMS. Charles Thunders Smashed n Jewel er's Window, Hut Wus Caught. Charles Landers, a marine, stationed at the barracks on Eighth street southeast, was arrested early jesteiday morning by Policeman McKie, or the Filth precinct, after a long chase and exciting tussle, and looked up at the station charged with housebreaking. Landers gained entrance to the Jewelry store of -Mr. Lewis Calllshcr, No. 225 Pennsylvania avenue Southeast, and secured a quantity of valuable goods which he attempted to carry off in his overcoat pockets. 'Special Policeman James Burgess, whose beat lies along the Avenue in the vicinity of tlie scene of the robbery, was standing" oh Second street about 4 o'clock when he heard the i.o se of a heavy blow, followed by a clashing of glass. He reach eel the Avenue in time to see Landers in the act or extracting the Jewelry and immediately made a dafch for him. The marine is a lowerfully built fellow, and in the brief. Ecrimmage that followed Mr. Burgess was badly worsted. A blow from Landers' fist felled him to the sidewalk, aud the, thief had a clear ficM for escape. He ran rapidly down the Avenue for a squareor more, when Mr. Burgess' whistle brought roliceman MoKle to the scene. Mr. McKie tackled the flying marine and a, lively bout ensued resulting in a de cision for the officer, after a series of wrestlings, tackles, breakings-away and fisticuffs. In his flight the would-be thief threw his plunder into the street, but a search later resulted In the recovery or It all. Its value was estimated at S25. The case will be brought tip this morn ing in the police court, and Landers will also have to face a court-mnrUal at the barracks. ON A LITTLE JUNKET. The Rivers and Dnrbors Committee Gone to New Orleans. Fourteen or the sixteen Members of Con gress composing the House Committee on Rivers and Harbors, many of tliem accom panied by their wives and others ot their families, left Washington yesterday morn ing at 1 1 :15 o'clock over ttieSotithern Rail way for New Orleans, Mobile and other places, to Inspect government improve ments on waterways. The party trav eled in a special car In charge of Capt. J. W. Bryant, representing the commer cial, shipping and railway interests of New Orleans. They will reach Mobile today, opend twenty-four hours there examining the improvements In the harbor, reach New Orleans tomorrow evening, and on Wednes day go down totlic mouth of the Missis .slppl to see the crevasse In Pass a Loutre and the jetties and Southwest Pass. They will return to New Orleans Thurs day and leave that night for Sabine Pass to see the government works there; thence to Houston to inspect the Improvcmentson Burralo Bayou. After a visit to Galveston tlie party will return to Washington, stop ping en route at New Orleans and Chatta nooga, Tenn. At the latter place they will examine tlie government works on the Tennessee river. Those composing the party are the chair man or the committee. Hon. W. B. Hooker, of. New York, and wife: Hon. B. Herman, of Oregon, wife, daughter and son; Hon. J. E. Royburn, ot Pennsylvania, and wife; Hon. II. A. Cooper, or Wisconsin; Hon. T. E. Burton, or Ohio; Hon. W. E. Barrett, ot Massachusetts, and witc; Hon. Walter Reeves, or Illinois, and wife; Hon. C. A. Towne, of Minnesota, and wife; non. B. D. Dovener. or West Virginia, and wife; Hon. C. M. Clark, or Missouri; Hon. J. A. Walker, of .Virginia; Hon. T. C. Catchings, or Mississippi; Hon. R. II. Clark, of Ala bama; non. A. S. Berry, of Kentucky, and son; also Congressman A. Meyer, of Lou isiana; Congressman Patrick nenry, ot Arkansas; and Mr. II. G. Rask, clerk of the House Rivers and Harbors Committee. A Gambling Den Raided. James T. Lctney, the proprietor of a speakeasy on 0 street, near Third noith west, waa arrested last night and loek-jd up at the Second precinct station for al lowing unlawful gaming on his premises. Stud poker was in full blast when Police men Auldridge, Cooper and Hendricks .,r the precinct arrived, and the clubroom was densely packed with a crowd of col ored men. The paraphernalia was seized as evidence and a number ot the partici pants will be summoned as witnesses. Dont's for the Table. Don't pronounce menu "niay-nu,'' but "men-uc." Don't pronounce the a long in "a la.'' Don't cross the knives and forks. Don't decorate the table with too many flowers. Don't place more than one plate at eacli place. - Don't use Individual butter dishes. Don't use butter at dinner, except with cheese. Don't use the same knife Tor more than one course. Don't use thu same fork for more than one course. Don't use a spoon Toricesor ice cream. Don't serve peas, beans, cauliflower, etc., with meat. Don't eat sugar with salad. From What to Eat. A Prodigious Memory. " Spinster of Uncertain Years (to young debutante) 1 remember well, my dear, what a sensation I produced when I made my debut in society. Why, it seems only Debutante (innocently) Ah, what a conquest of memory over years! Did you know Gen. Putnam of the revolution? fiexas Sittings. THE PEOPLE'S FORUM" The Clerfcs' Benefit Association. To the Editor or The Times:, Rererring to an article in your issue of today (Sunday), bearlhg'tue'crtptltm "On a Mutual Benont Plan A Co-operative So ciety Among GovernrnentEmpIoyes," I am pleased to learn therefrom that Assessor Trimble, with his customary acumen, has expressed an opinion adverse to theincor poration. The title of the bill, "Forthcrrcorpora--tlon of an association Tor the mutual pro tection and benefit of government employ es," is a misnomer, for the reason that it may be justly assumed ilnd-stated'that no government employe Is interested In the proposed scheme, either as Incorporator or expectant "beneficiary," and In the opin ion of many on hose who have had transac tions with another association, now doing business on a similur basis as, that pro posed in the scheme under consideration, and under tlie management of at least one or more or the incorporators named, the title might be appropriately amended to read, "An association to legalize and en force the collection of usury from and to the detriment of government employes." It is to be hoped, therefore, that the ad verse opinion of Assessor Trimble may have proper weight aneKresult in the scratching or a veritable Anguio in herbal CLERK. Senator Iloar and DTis Conductor. To the Editor of The Times: I have noticed the numerous opinions you have made public ur reference to the late difficulty between SftnatorHcar and a street car conductor. The drift of this correspondence appears to be condemna tory of the Senator. It seems to me, in view of his long and honorable career, that a very large allowance should be made before condemning him u Uiestate uient of tne conductor and his friends. I am strengthened in this opinion by an experience 1 had myself-wlth a conductor in New York last winter. I fuilyintended to report him. but by the time I had reached my friend's house I concluded that the result would only be a very disagreeable notoriety, ..th no cer tainty thatthecondnc tor would be punished, and so concluded to let the matter drop. While most of the conductors of the street railways are gentlemanly and obliging, we nowandthenrunacrossamanof theop posite kind. For my part. I cannot believe. thatSenator Hoar could ever have achieved such a splendid public career if his dis position were such as that indicated by the behavior reported ot him by the conductor and his friends. Very fcruiy yours, i E. D. The Bay State Pecksniff. To the Editor of The Times: I have ror a number of years been a resi dent of the District and never before have written to (he papers on any subject in which the public is prnerally interested, but I feel that I could rjot'begfn in a more worthy cause than to thank you sincerely for the fearless and no doubt just manner in which you have held up for public ridicule our venerable Pecksnif rian politician trom Massachusetts. He has ro doubt lost the respect of an fair minded people who have read the recent article in The Times. I doubt if Mr. Dun lop, of the Capital Traction Company, ad mires him as a man, even though he caters to him as a Senator. "Would that we had more newspapers like The Times, that takes the side or Justice rather than that of influence. I have talked to a ccore of persons on this subject and every one has dci.ounced the Senator and commended The Times for the stand which it has taken, ilay the day hasten when Sen ator Hoar will practlc that which he preaches, "Peace on earth, good will toward men." "WOUKINGMAN. Entitled to Promotion. To the Editor of the Times: I noticed the inquiry of ex-Confed. in this morning's issue of The Times, rela tive to the military title which he should aftix to his name in order to keep up with the procession ot majors and colonels. It you will permit mc, I would respect rully suggest to him that as he was only a sergeant, and the privates have appro priated the titles of major and colonel, thav lie is entitled to the raak or general. He should accept that title at once, as the privates, who are now brevet majors and colonels, are already promoting them selves to generals, and -if he accepts the lesser rank and waits for promotion to the rank of general, he will surely get left, and always remain subordinate to those he used to command. His .remarks apply with equal force to veterans of both sides. UNION VETERAN. January 22, 1897. Attnclts Upon Pedestrians. To the Editor of The Times: In regard to your article in the morn ing edition of January 22, regarding the attack and assault upon Miss Rosa lluhicr, I wish to state a few facts about similar assaults and robberies that have been attempted in tltis neighborhood. In the last two months I have known of four attempts at robbery in the vicinity of P street, from Third to Sixth. If things are to continue in this way it will be Impossible for a woman to go on the street at night without being assaulted. If the policemen on this beat would show themselves a little oftener I think a good deal of this highway robbery could be stopped. I think something should be done. A RESIDENT. Praise for Garfield Hospital. To the Editor of The Times: Having seen something in your paper about. Garfield Hospital, I wish to say that I know what the writer suys about Garfield Hospital is true, having been there myself with a serious sickness in the free ward. I was treated with so much kind ness by the doctors and nurses that I can not help but praise them. There is no more noble work done anywhere than in Garfield Hospital. MRS. THERESA ZELL. Edge wood, D.C. - Robert E. Leu's Great-Nephew. To the Editor of The Times: George Mason Lee, who has been before the examining board at West Point, is a great-nephew, and not a "grandson" of thclate Gen. Robert E. Lee, as erroneously stated In the public papers. The error is not important, but, perhaps, The Times may wish to correct it. A READER OF THE TIMES. Natural Supposition. "Well, I understand they have succeeded in harnessing Niagara ' "Yes." "I wonder why they have made such ex traordinary efrorts to do it." "Well, I have rather had an idea that they wanted to give the newspapers and scientists something to talk about. ' Chicago Evening Post. . New Through Line to Iniliaiiapulis and Chicago. Commencing January 24, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad will inaugurate a through line or Pullman Burfct Drawing-room sleeping cars between Baltimore, Washing ton, Indianapolis and Chicago. va i Intia nati, "leaving Washington 11.45 a.m., ar riving Indianapolis 7:00 a. in., Chicago 12:00 noon. ja21I23,25,27,30-fel,3,5,S,lI TILE OCEAN'S DEPTDT. At 2,500 Fathoms the Pressure Is Very Great. ' The temperature at the bottom of the Ocean is nearly down to freezing point, and sometimes actually below It. There Is a total absence of light, as far as sunlight Is concerned, ami there Is an enormous press ure, reckoned at about on ton t the square in every 1,000 fathoms, which is 160 times greater than that of the atmosphere we live in. At 2,500 fathoms the pressure is thirty times more powerful than the steam .pressure of a locomotive when thawing a train. As late as 1830 a leading zoologist explained the existence of deep-sea ani mals at sjch depths by assuming that their bodies were composed of solids and liquid? or great density and contained no air. Thia however, is not the case with deep-sea fish, which are provided with air-inflated swim ming bladders. If one of these fish, in f ulL chase after its prey, happens to ascend beyond a certain level its bladder becomes distended with the decreased pressure, ami carries It. in spite of all its elforts. still higher in its course. In fact, members of this unfortunate class are liable to be come victims to the unusual accident of falling upward, and no doubt meet with a violent death soon after leaving their ac customed level and long beft.re their bodies reach the surrace in a distorted and un natural state. Even ground sharks, brought! up trom a depth of no mo"re than 500 fath oms, expire before they gain the surface. The fauna ot the deep sea with a few exceptions hitherto only known as fossils are new and specially modified form of families and genera inhabiting shal low waters in modern times, and hvive been driven down to the depths of the oeeam by their more powerful rivals in the battle of life, much as the ancient Britons were compelled to withdraw to the barren and Inaccessible fastnesses of Wales. Some ot their organs liave under gone considerable modifications in corre spondence to the changed conditions of their new habitats. Thus down to 900 fathoms their eyes have generally become enlarged to make the beat of the faint light which may possibly penetrate there. After 1,000 fathoms these organs are either still further enlarged, or so greatly reduced that in some species they disap pear altogether and are replaced by eaor mously lon reefers. The only Hgli as great depths which would enable large eyes to be of any service is tlie phospho rescence given out by deep-sea animals. We know that at tne surface tWs light is often very powerful, and Sir Wyvilie Thomson lias recorded one occasion on which the sea at night was a "perfect blaze of phosphorescence, so strong that lights and shadows were thrown on tbe sails, and it was easy to read the smallest print." It is thought possible by several naturalists that certain portions of the sea bottom may be as brilliantly illwu ined by this sort ot light as the screes of a European city after snaset. Some deep sea fish have two parallel rows of small circular phosphorescent organs running along the whole length of their bodies, and as they glide through the dark wa ters of the profound abysses they must look like model mailsbips with rows of shining portholes. Nineteenth CeHtdry. SHERIDAN WAS TIPPED. He Was Given a Qnarter in RetHrn forlnformath n. A man who was long officially con- m nccted with Gen. Sheridan, says vthat if the general had edited his own memoirs they would have been much livelier read ing, for he had made notes of many amus ing experiences and incidents which for one reason or another were left out by his brother, who did edit the book, says a writer in the "Washington Star. Among the rest was the story of how he was "tipped" for being pleasant to a visitor, and it was the story he was fend of telling. Said the narrator: In the guidebooks there is a description of the headquarters of the army, in the War Department. It is stated that visitors to the city and others are welcome to inspect the office during office hours. Once Gen. Sheri day was very busy prepunng or revising official reports. He had kept the messen gers generally stationed at the outer door of his office running around at a rather lively rate to his various; subordinates, and for the moment there was no one at the door, when in marched a conple of visit ors, a respectable-looking man and a lady, armed with their guidebook. The' gen eral did not welcome the intrusion very much, but they ilid not know it, for he kept steadily at his work. They examined all the- pictures on the wall and gave considerable attention to a marble bust or the general, which bad Just been placed therein. "So that is Gen. rtiil Sheridan," said the man to his wite. "Well, no one would ever think that man was ever such a fighter as he was To me he looks a little topheavy has too much, head for his liody " Tie made other re marks, all of which the general heard, and the ettect of them was to divert his atten tion fromhis work "HowoldlsSheridan?" asked the visitor, indicating for the firsrs time that he noticed anybody in the room. Gen Sheridan gave him the information, and, thinking the best way to get rid of his visitors would be to explain to them hur riedly the things or interest in the room, proceeded to do so. He warmed up some what on some of them, and his descriptions and explanations of some of the portraits, war scenes. Indian curios, blankets, etc, were extremely interesting. The visitors were appreciative, however, and as they turned to leave the room the man quietly slipped a 25-cent piece into the general's hand, adding-that they were thankful for the information and instruc tion, and departed. Tlie story was such a good one that the general told it on him self, first to bis mesesugers,and afterward to many others. On Christmas Day. He wore a smile enraptured. The it nearly made him ill. For Santa Clans had captured His last five-dollar bill. Chicago Record. p-vv'- W -&."!v&-&.-'t-'"fc'"L:i Only SI per case of 24 pints. Drop us a postal or telephone 1293 and we'll deliver to any ad- dress, i n unletterd wagons, a case of 24 -pint bottles of our famous "RUBY LA! d It's of dark color, S 0 heavy in body and very 0 $ nourishing-. Re com- -? mended as a tonic to p t build up the system. Champagne Lager" J is light in color and d specially brewed for a table use. Vcrv invigo- ratiug and satisfying. $ 0 -Same price, Si per case v t ot 24 pints. " t 2 Washington Brewery Co,, jk 4thamlFM.. n. c. 'riiono,1203.