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The TIMES' os
culation last week
was
223,516
Advertisers often forget that the news
liapcr is a. necessity in tlic life of the
average American family, and tliat a num
ber or persons, women, men, anil even
children, almost consult its advertising
columns to inform themselves where they
bad better buy.
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THE LARGEST IN THE CITY.
WASHINGTON, D. C, SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 1897 TWJDNTY PAGKES
THJREE CEOTS
VOL. 331. O. 1,050
eHMG HEUEF TO THE POOH
What The Times Has Been and
Still Is Doing.
ALL CITIZENS ARE ACTIVE
Contributions Coming in Freely nt
All the Receiving Places An Ex
traordinary Case of Destitution
Discovered by Chance in South
"Washington.
The Times did not need the recent visita
tion of inclement weather to demonstrate
that there was a great deal of suffering
and privation among the poor of "Washing
ton. The unwelcome information has been
borne to it from most reliable sources ever
(since the management of the paper hasbein
in the hands of its present owners, and
Mich relief ats we could extend has been
given without publicity. For nearly six
weeks The Times has had a devoted and
intelligent man an ex-clergyman, whose
work for many yeans has been among the
poor of this city andof Baltimore, toinquirc
into reported cases of urgent want, and the
result has been that many families who
have never before been dependent upon
charity have been assisted in a moderate,
but essentially helpful way.
In some cases small arrears of rent have
been made up: in others, fond or the means
or obtaining it has been provided. In sev
eral instances work has been procured for
-worthy and willing mechanics, but the
recent cold weather has greatly increased
the demands upon our contributions, until
we feel It is now time to let the publicshare
with us as helpers in the good work.
We desire to assure our readers that
while it i s possible our agent may have
I H.vn imposed upon, it is t,uitc probable that
hehasnot been, as every case has beencare
f ully investigated. Never, piobably, in the
history of the citj were there to few
artisans, such as bricklayers, carpenters,
painters and general laborers employed as
row. Building has practically ceased, al
though for the last two monthsthe"vveather
' lias lieen such as to permit it; the trouble
is there is no demand for it. "Where in
former winters hundreds of houses were
in process of erection there are now less
than a tcore. An industrious, intelligent
mechanic "will suffer a long time before he
hits his condition becorae known, and it is
among just such classes that "want is mo.-t
pressing and relief most needed. Here are
a few cases, the names being disguised
fioiu motives of delicacy:
No. 1. II. A. J. Head of a family of
three- Is an educated man: has been a
bookkeeper. Is now earning a very small
pittance as occasional watchman in a lini
ticrynnl. Is anx.'ous to obtain stead em
ployment at better wages.
No. 2. Mrs. It. J. M. "White woman,
widow; very highl spoken of. Is alone
and in want. Has 1.0 one to appeal to and
needs the commonest necessities. Is liv
ing in a small 100111 in Georgetown.
No. 3. Mrs. H. "White; husband isa city
guide. Earned last week only 50 cents.
Have rive children. "Woman is willing to
do -washing or scrubbing, but can get but
little -work. Has gotten along on the as
sistance of $1 a week. Needs coal, bed
covering, and food.
No. 4. Mr. and Mrs. 1). Man is a
painter. Has tried hard to get work.
Have four children; all barefooted. Mother
needs shoes; also two weeks work has
been obtained for the man, and it Is Imped
now he may find more employment and
pull through.
No. 5. Mr. and Mrs. Colbert. Respect
able colored people; very old and infirm.
"Woman is in lied from rheumatism, and
man too old to work. Have a daughter in
the hospital, very sick. Need everything.
No. G. John Thomas, colored; is about
forty years of age, -stout and willing to
-work. His wife is quite ill, and three
young children; need attention. Have been
bellied in a small way by The Times, but
need fire and food.
The above, at present, arc the most
urgent cases which we present for the
consideration of the charitable. Any
funds sent us will be acknowledged in our
columns and distributed equitably among
tiic sufferers, but if any special case ap
peals to contributors more than another,
. t hey have only to specify where their money
shall go.
The generous citizens of Washington wiio
nave been brought to know the suffering
condition of the poor and needy are be
coming daily more and more liberal, and
with each donation, no matter how small,
some unfortunate is made more comfort
able. Yesterday 310 families were pro
vided for by tlieCentr.il Union Mission, 120
pieces of clothing -were distributed to men
shivering with the cold, and 100 gar
ments were provided for women, and fif
teen pieces for children. In addition to
these, several orders for fuel have been
supplied in the homes of the destitute.
Since the publication of the list of dona
tiousinThe KveningTimes.a large number
of gifts have been received at the Central
Union Mission, which will be acknowledged
tomorrow.
One particularly pat heticca so wnsbrought
to the attention or the managers of the mis
sion yesterday afternoon, and relier ex
tended to the distressed ones. A collector
Tor the Dinsmore publishing house was
making his rounds in South Washington
and called at a house, when the occupant,
in his prosperous days, had purchased a
liook on the installment plan. It was
late in the afternoon, but the collector
found the entire family, consisting of
husband, wife, and three small children,
in bed. Inquiry elicited the fact that the
parents were ill, and after placing the
children in bed, had retired in order that
they might better keep warm, there lieing
neither rire, nor a morsel of. food in the
bouse.
The husliand having heretofore been in
comfortable circumstances was too proud
to appeal to charity, and starvation stared
the entire family in the face, as scarce a
morsel of food had passed their lips for
twenty-four hours.
The Dinsmore Company at once made a
coatribution and a basket was made up
for the family at the Mission, who desire
that the name of the family be -withheld,
but donations for their relief may be made
through the relief committee.
Everything points to a giar.d success for
the cliairty concert to be given for the re
lief at the poor next Friday night. A
committee has been arranged to consist of
Mr. Richard Sylvester, chief clerk of the
police department, -and a representative of
the daily papers to push the matter.
Mr. Rapley, manager of the Acdaemy of
Music, has donated the use of his theater
for the purpose of holding the concert,
and In addition to the music" by the band
of the United States Marine Corps, Mr.
Will Holey has volunteered the services
of his orchestra: Mr. E. II. Droop offers
the use of a Stcinway piano, and .ludd &
Detweller will furnish the necessary pi int
lng free of charge. The names of those who
.will take part in the concert and other de
tails will be announced later.
For the same evening, February 5, the
citizens of Capitol Hill have arranged a
literary and musical entertainment, to
be given at Odd Fellows' Hall, on Eighth
street southeast, to replenish the poor
fund of the Fifth precinct. The children
of East Washington schools are requested
to call at the hall at 8 o'clock in the
morning and 4 in the evening on Monday
to receive-.tickets to sell. The merchant s
of the Hill have offered a gold ring to the
pupil selling the highest number, and a
handsome album for the child selling the
next highest number as prizes to repay
the efforts of the little folks.
These additional contributions for charity
-were received at police headquarters yester
day afternoon: C. C. "W., $50; P. O.
Hepartment, clerks, $7; District Building
clerks, $2:"M. G-TSSfX. Y. Z., $5; and
some clothing; Room 200, Postoffice De
part ment, lot of provisions.
Forty-six men were employed yesterday
by the street and alley cleaning depart
ment, upon orders given by the Asso
ciated Charities, and si sty-two are booked
for places on Monday.
SOUGHT BY THE GOLD BUGS
The President in Conference With
Several of Them.
"While in New York: He Probably
MadeSome Arrangements About
His Hemoval to Princeton.
Tresldent Cleveland returned from New
York at 8 o'clock yesterday morning.
He was very busy with executive mat
ters all day. Among his callers were Sen
ators Palmer, Vilas and Cattery, but these
are only the more prominent of a line of
gold Democrat's who consulted with him
during the morning. The President is the
head and will continue to be the head or
that political faction. Tiie gathering of
so many about him yesterday gave color
to the suggestion that some important
movement of their forces is in prospect.
Gen. Simon B. Buckner. of Kentucky, who
was second with Senator Palmer on the
gold Democrat ticket, has been in the city
for a week, and has had at least one
conference with the President. Senator
LinJsey, with whom Gen. Buckner has
spent a gpjHl share Qf his Unit; here, has
aNo taken part in these informal councils,
whatever their purpose.
"When asked in regard to the visit of Gen.
Buckner here at this time Senator Lind
sey said It had no particular significance.
He is just going about enjoying the
well-earned plaudits of the "people," re
marked the good-natured Kentucky Sen
ator. It is noteworthy in this connection that
the inuch-talked-of recognition of the gold
Democrats by the incoming administra
tion is still a thing of the future Atone
time it began to take shape in the ap
pointment of Mr. S- W.Woodward to direct
the inaugural ceremonies, but Mr. "Wood
ward did not accept. The latest was the
selection of Mr Gage as Secretary of the
Treasury, but it turns out that Mr. Gage
was never a Democrat of any kind. At
most he. was only a scratcher. a very mild
type of Mugwump. It remains still for
Major McKinley "rd'do something" for
the gold bolters of the Democratic party.
President Cleveland was accompanied cm
his" "trip "from" New" Yoik by Secretary
Lamont. No one else was in the party.
They reached the Pennsylvania depot in a
private car at 7:40 a. in., and the White
House carriage was waiting to whirl them
away to tlie Executive Mansion. The
triii was -without incident. The President
is in excellent health and spirits and seems
to look forward to the change of March 4
with a sense of relief. Numerous stories
are extant of his pleasantries at the ex
penso of his associates, showing the free
dom from care which he even now begins
to enjoy.
No definite preparations are yet being
made, however, for the icmoval to the
new home at Princeton. It is understood
that the President and Secretary Lamont
made some arrangements, while in New
York, wilh reference to the event.
IT WAS A CLOSE CALL.
Carl Schmidt's Narrow Escape From
Serious Injury.
Carl Schmidt, a deaf mute. about eighteen
years old, living at No. 918 Third street
northeast, was struck by engine No. 826
on the Baltimore and Ohio tracks, near the
comer of Fourth and I streets northeast,
early last.evening. but almost miraculously
escaped serious injury. He was picked up
by Patrolman -Dalrymple and the engine
crew, and was able to walk unassisted to
his home.
The young man was walking along the
track, when a passenger engine backed
toward the station for its train. It was
said that the engine bell.was kept ringing,
but Schmidt, of course, did not hear it.
His back was toward the engine and for
some reason he did not even notice his
own shadow that was cast before him by
the headlight upon the engine's tender.
A lookout called to him but this warning
fell upon deaf cars.
The signal was given to the engineer
and. lie speedily reversed the locomotive.
The step on the tender, struck Schmidt in
the back and knocked him down, but
the engine stopped berore the wheels
were uion him.
Dr. Bliss' was summoned, but on arrival
he found that the man's injuries were
trivial.
Convicted of Murder.
New Bloomfield.Pa,, Jan. 30. Dr. Thomas
L. Johnston, or Duucaunon, who shot and
killed Druggists. Uenry, at that place last
fall, and who also shot and wounded his
(Johnston's) wire, whom he accused bt
criminal intimacy with Henry, was tonight
convicted or murder in the second degree.
Mrs. Johnston has-since recovered.
Quahers Are for Peace.
New York, Jan. 30. At a meetingof the
Society of Friends tonight resolutions were
adopted asking the "United States Senate
to ratiry and conrirm the international
arbitration treaty now berore that body.
Watch for town and r.'Ulroud
Heights. Congress
10 ILL SUCCEED ROSS?
The Democratic District Commis
sioner's Term Expires Today.'"
MARSHAL WILSON MENTIONED
The Regular Democracy "Will Op
pose the Confirmation of Any,
Gold Man People May Dave a
New Triumvirate "Within the Next
Few Months.
The term of District Commissioner Ross
will expire today. Up to the present tliife
there have been no formal applicants for
his place, but several prominent members
of the Democratic party, who affiliate
with the same wing as does Mr. Cleveland,
arc casting covetous eyes upon the place.
Among those most prominently mentioned
is the name of Murshal A. A. Wilson.
Marshal Wilson's term does not expire
until a few days after Major McKinleys'
inauguration, but he is willing to resign
to accept the District Couimisslonershtp
Another thing in his favor is the fact that
he was a stanch advocate of a gold plank
in the Democratic platform, and when
lie found that such a thing would not be
listened to, he bolted and Joined with the
Palmer-Buckner crowd.
Mr. Boss, it is understood, also drsirus
to succeed himseir, and his friends claim
that it is pretty nearly certain that his
name will be sent to the Senate for con
firmation. But right here Is where the
snag is liable to be found. The Senate, us
at present constituted, is opposed to the
confirmation of any gold Democrat for
orfice. While Mr. Forinnn, who ran for
governor of Illinois on the gold Democratic
ticket, was confirmed by the Senate for
internal revenue commissioner, it was not
until after a delay ol two months, and a
hard fight, at that. Owing to the short
time remaining for Mr. Cleveland, it is
intimated that his future appointments will
be held up until his term expires.
There is considerable feeling on the part
of silver Democrats or the District against
Mr. Boss. This is especially so among
the members or the Democratic central
committee of the District. These twenty
two gentlemen made Mr. .Ross, and about
seventy-five other men, vice piesidents of
the Bryan meeting, held in the baseball
park last summer. It will be remembered
that Mr. Boss not only declined that honor,
but did so in a letter, in which he repudi
ated the Democratic national ticket, be
cause it was headed by a silver man. He
paid Mr. Bryan, whom he knew personally,
a high compliment, but refused to assist
at the meeting.
In consequence of this treatment of their
candidate for the Presidency, the knives
of the central committeemen are already
drawn against Mr. Boss, and the influence
of the members or this organization will ho.
used to prevent, the confirmation of the
present Commissioner. The straight-out
Democrats admit that Mr. Boss' record is
clean, but they do not regard him as a
regular Democrat, and will oppose his
nomination.
Marshal A. A. Wilson will be opposed for
the same reason. He bolted, and t he silver
Senators will fight his confirmation, should
he be appointed.
A prominent member of the central com
mittee said last night: "Of course Mr.
Cleveland will nominate somebody who is
distasteful to the organized Democracy or
the District. If he should do otherwise he
would astonish everybody within the limits
of the District."
There are some people who believe that
Mr. Cleveland, owing to the shortness of
his term, will leave the successor of Com
missioner Boss to Major McKinley, but
these are few and far between.
Private Secretary Thurbcr, when seen,
said that the President had not taken up
the appointment of a successor to Mr. Boss
and that he did not know what were the
opinions of the President on the subject
Col. Truesdcll's term expires in March.
Engineer Commissioner Powell may
shortly betransrerred. There can benodoubt
that such action is in contemplation; the
uncertainty is only such as belongs to any
thing thathas not actually been completed.
There have been indications for some
time that such a move was to be nntic.ip
pated. Tho whole work of the depart
ment of which he has control has been put
in shape to make the transfer to some one
else easy. All new work lias been post
poned; plans have been hurried to com
pletion; old operations have been so far
as possible drawn to a conclusion. In the
past few days these signs have grown more
pronounced. There has been apparent a
cleaning up and straightening out of things
in Major Powell's immediate vicinity
Major Powell is reported to have said
yesterday that he expects to take leave of
his associates in the District government
not later than next Wednesday.
A potent reason mentioned as operating
to bring about a transfer of Major Powell,
at this time i s the fact that the situation in
the army is such "just now that he Avould
probably secure a place that would please
him better than if he waited longer. This
grows out of the retirement of Gen. Craig
hill. For this reason, it is said, Major Pow
ell has made no opposition to the prospective
removal.
Much regret is expressed by Major Pow
ell's associates and members of the District
government generally at the likelihood that
the transfer will take Major Powell outside
of Washington.
Railroad Shops Closed.
New York, Jan. 30. The West Shore
Railroad repair shops at New Durham. N.
J"., were closed down last night. All men,
about 100, were laid off. The machin
ery was moved today and loaded on cars
to be shipped to West Albany, N. Y. A
few of the men were notified that if they
would move to West Albany they would be
given work there. The works at New
Durham were established when the road
went Into operation.
The U. S. S. Alliance Aground.
Norfolk, Va., Jan. 30. The U. S. Sr.
Alliance went ashore at 9:30 o'clock to
night just inside the Virginia Capes. The
vessel was coming up to Hampton Roads
when the accident occurred. The Allia'ice
at this hour (1:30 a. m. January 31) He's'
easily and wrecking tugs have gone from
this city to pull her off. Appaiently i o
damage has been sustained, and notiejs
apprehended.
An Old Employe Dead.
New Orleans, La., Jan. 30. L. A. Even,
receiving clerk of the Western Union Tele
graph Company, in this city, died at 9
o'clock tonight, after a brief illness ot
grip. He was the oldest employe ot the
telegraph company here, having been with
the company since 185G.
CUBANS (INDICTED.
Hnltimore Grnndvlury Finds a True
Bill Against Gettornl Koloff.
Baltimore, Jan. 30. The United States
grand jury today foundliidictments against
Gen. Carlos Bolorf, secretary of war or
the Cuban provisional government, and his
qompatriot,,D,r. Jcsep J. "Luis, onthechargo
or providing, within tfip district or Mary
land, means' for' a military expedition
against the territory of a foieign power
with which the United States is at peace.
The crime is' charged as committed July
3, 1895. Capt. Hudson on that date pur
chased the steamer James Woodall in the
port for $13,000" for the Cuban junta, and
ritted her up as a filibuster. On July 9
or that year the Woodall sailed hence,
ostensibly for Yucatan; but it is alleged
that Bolofr and I. uis caused the vessel to
put'iifat Arbor Key, Fla., where men and
munitions or war were taken aboard anil
subsequently landed on the Cuban const.
A 'second iridlctitient for conspiracy was
found against the meti.
A bench warrant will be issued and
the inert' brought here from New York,
where they are now held in ball. by United
States Commissioner Shields for trial.
coiclliiii policy
FirdTitsnrance Underwriters at
the Banquet Board.
THEIR TWELFTH REUNION
A Miniature SkyrSernpe r Ablaze
A'Udrned tho T'able Ex-President
John U. Wight Presented With a
Handsome Bqrryjhnvl- Addresses
on Legitimate Itlslts.
One hundred ami twenty-five or Wash
ington's most representative business men
assembled about the festal board at -Masonic
Temple last night to partake or the
sumptuous feast provided by the Assoeln
tipn of Fire Underwriters, nt.the District of
Columbia, upon the occasion of their
twelfth annual reunion. For more than
three hours they dhied ami made merry
The tables were arranged in U-shape in
the center of which &atr P resilient" "W.
Clarcijce DjuvuH,,upou his, right was Vice-.
President H. K. Simpson, and at his left
Secretary and Treasurer Dr. William P.
Young. The committee on arrangements
consisted or Lem Towers, Jr., T. janney
Blown, W. Bilej Deel.lc. Walter K. Hen
sey, and Charles F. NeSblt.
Artcr the spread, had been served the
surprise or tiie evening was introduced,
when President Uuvall called upon Hon
Simon Woir, who, In -well-chosen speech,
presented ex-President John B. Wight with
a magniriccnt silver .berry bowtV gold
lined, in appreciation pf his past services
to D!e..aSsocJirion.. Upon it was engraved
thislegend:' "Ex-President John B. Wight,
a token or loving.'reiilcmbrunce from the
Association of Fire Underwriters of the
District i r Columbia, JaiRiary 30, 1897."
"I believe the properthing lor us to do,"
said Mr. Woir, "is to show our apprecia
tion or a man's deeds' while he yet lives,
instead or waiting until lie is dead, and
then shower flowers upon his casket. The
jvhlte metal lias been bitterly denounced
during the late campaign, bur, regardless
or that, wo trust pur brother wiU accept
this girt as a testimonial of our high respect
for him." -
Among those present were II. C. Birge,
It. K. Tyler, It. W. Lee. U. ILRIdenour.R:
W. P. Barnard, John L. Weaver, JUibert
Howard Rosenberg, Alexander Wolf, H. H.
Bergman, Arthur Gasch, George Emrich,
T. J". Brown; Hon. Frank Hume, Charles
P. Williams, Washington Dnnenhower,
Lemuel Towers, jr., Washington Quluter,
T. J. Brown, J. C. Sprigg. John E. David
son, Charles P. Slmpsonj W. Riley Heebie,
John B. Wight, Edwaru Droop, jr., Walter
Hcnsey, Matthew Trimble, L. O. De
Lashmutt, A. K. Tarris, Will Botelcr,
J. S. Swormstedt, Richard Pairo, Louis
A. Teakc, Benjamin Guy. Upton II. Blde
nour, jr., Charles S. Bradley, Capt. R.. G.
Rutherford- F jVllewis", John W. Schaerer,
William S. Thompson, JI. G. Thyson, jr.,
Oscar Schmidt, W. H.. Acker, Louis Earle,
Joseph 11. Bradley, Alexander McCormlck,
G. W. F. Swnrtzell, A. F. Fox, Philip P.
Larner, Francis Miller. George Spransy,
D."CaVfoll Digges;- David D. Stone, E. Q.
Smith, Herman E. Gasch, Ralph W. Lee,
John L. Weaver, 1?". H. Smith, B. F. Saul,
Max Cohen, Rubert rortner, W. H.
Saunders, T. F. Schneider.
"SHOTllY HER HUSBAND.
The Wife Heel Received Visitors
f rt -4n I'His Absence.
,,Cajiipridgc,Md.,:jan. 30. Allen Grace,
thirty-three years, old, went to his home
unexpectedly todarand found Ralph Pond
In his wire's room.. The latter fled rrom
the house pursued. bythe enraged hus
band. Grace fired several shots after
the fleeing man but none of them took
effect. -
Returning to the hoiisc, Grace sent the
two remaining bullets into his wife's head.
The woman ivi'lV die.: Grace jumped into
his buggy and drove away, but was over
taken by the sherlff..(iind is now in jail.
Ail the parties are well connected.
HIS NECK WAS BROKEN,
A
Missonri Murderer Paid
the
Penalty for His Crime.
St. Joseph, Mo., Jam 30. James B. Inks
was hanged ub .Oregon, Holt county, thirty
miles north of this city.rtliis morning. He
walked up the' scaffold with a firm step
andtafter, declaring lierwas going straight
to heaven, had his neck broken by the
drop.
Inks murdered JoluivPatterson, one of the
most prominent resident's of Holt county
in May, 1895.
Ivhight's of Labor Meeting.
The Clerks' Assembly, No. 1342, K. of
L., held a large and enthusiastic meeting
at Buena Vista Hall, IastWOdnesday night.
.- The newly elected officers were duly
installed for the ensuing term by M. W.
Lawson, master workman District As
sembly, No. GRasfolIows: I). W. Beattyt,
P. M. W.; George Krnfft, M. W.; Benjamin
""Bell, W. Fr; Frank5Rpbcnstein, almoner; J".
A. Wagner,, financial secretary; C. W.
Emrich, recording- -secretary; A. btern,
statistician. Tlio assembly isJn a very
prospeious conditlon'aud israpldly Increas
ing in membership. -,
( A FareweinrJinner to Mr. Redmond.
New York, Jan. 30. A farewell dinner
was tendered to the Hon, John E. Redmond,
M. P., at the Hotel Marie Antoinette, by
his friends this evening". Mr. Redmond nasi
concluded his lecturing tour of the United
States, and is alovt to sail for England.
ETFERT1IIE5 ME COHMG
Dr. Cliauncey Depew Loolts for
a Revival in Business.
TIIE SITUATION VERY GRAVE
Foreign Capitalists Are Fearful of
Investing in This Country Con
gress Must Do Its Duty He De
clares That a Moderate Tariff
Hill Should He Passed.
Dr. Chauncey M. Depew, president of the
New York Central Railroad Company, ar
rived in the city yesterday afternoon. Dr.
Depew came over to attend the annual
banquet of the Gridiron Club. When seen
at the hotel, Dr. Depew said:
"Yes, I conridently expect better times,
but they will become worse berore they
Improve. An extra session or Congress
must be called to settle the policies in
regard to the tarirf, currency, and foreign
airairs before there can be any decide!
improvement In existing conditions.'
"We have had three years of financial
panic. The result is a loss of credit and
impaired confidence. We find, too, that
there is no foreign money coming into the
country. Neither are foreigners Interested
in any or our new enterprises.
"Theenormousatiiountormoney deposited
in our own banks and trust companies is
locked up and remains Idle. Manuracturers
Tear to accumulate stocks, and work only
on the hand-tc-.noiith principle. Merchants
rear to burden themselves, and buy merely
for their immediate needs.
"The outputs from iron and coal' mines
are reduced to a minimum. Blast and coke
rumacesare doing but little. The tonnage
or railroads the most signiricent or all
rigures proves how abnormally light is
the movement of internal commerce. Pros
perity depends on the purchasing power of
the people. When times are good, the
vast army of wage-earners spend freely,
but now economy Is the word and the
barest necessities are purchased. This
slackened demand on the wage-earner and
his opportunities for work giow- less and
less.
"Privation cannot be confined to one
class alone. Hard times among the work
Ingmen are invariably the symptom of haul
times among everybody. And so the
Country at large is undergoing a season of
hardship and depression. Hard times
here injures our reputation abroud. I
have in my possession a letter from an
eminent European statesman, asking if it
Is true that a socialistic revolt is raging
here, and whether It will culminate in at
tacks on property and Tested Interests.
Rumors like these destroy our prestige.
"There Is no arguing with foreign cap
italists In the- face' of the fact that our
expenditures are now in excess of our
revenues. The situation we are called
upon to face- is scarcely less grave than
actual war. Congress must notshlrk its
responsibilities. It should find means to
fight the danger that threatens us as a
people. Tinles will grow worse until Con
gress acts.
"If In our extra session a moderate
tarirr bill is passed, industries paralyzed
by the Wihon bill will be revived, the
piorltsor the rami returned to the farmer
and there will beachanceforthe better all
aiound. Such a measure ence passed ar.d
It certainly will lie will remain good for
years. By next rail there will be an unpre
cedented revival in all branches ot business.
"Alter the tarirr there should be some
legislative action in regard to our cur
rency which will do away with such pos
sibilities as came to the surr.ice in the
late campaign, and which arise Trom a
non-elastfc currency. It was this quality
or currency which led so many honest men
last November to vote tor a change which
promised them better monetary conditions.
This legislation will give conridence to in
vestors, money lenders and capitalists.
"As to a roreign policy, I can only say
ir a government is determined to protect
its flag, its prestige and its citizens, it
cannot go far wrong. I am assured that
this determination is to be the keynote or
the roreign policy or the new administra
tion." THE SHKRIFF DID NOT AHRIVE.
Consequently Triple Murderer Pal
mer Remained in St. Louis.
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 30. Contrary to
expectation, Sheriff Johnson, of West
chester county, N. Y., did not arrive here
this morning to take triple murderer
Arthur Palmer back to Mamoroncck, N. Y.
It is thought that the sheriff has been de
layed and will reach here tonight or Sun
day morning.
ralmer has retained an attorney to look
artcr his interests and signifies his willing
ness to return to New York without requi
sition papers. He seems inclined to be
in a hurry to return, but will not discuss
the charges against him. Palmer shot
and killed his mother, brother, and sister.
UTAH'S SENATORIAL CONTEST.
Moses Thatcher Needed Only Three
Votes to Elect.
Salt Lake, Utah, Jan. 30. In the .senator
ial contest Moses Thatcher today gained
nine votes, making his total tweuty-eight.
only three short of the number required to
elect, two members being absent.
The Thatchar man declare theircandidnte
will be elected on Monday, while the Raw
lins and Henderson factions assert he has
polled his full strength, and that on the
next ballot he will lose votes.
THE WORKTNGMAN'S LIBRARY.
Its Removal to Its Now Quarters
Already Begun.
The Workingman's Library Association
and Labor Bureau has been removed from
No. 314 Eighth street to No. GOO C street
northwest. For more than two weeks a
large force has been engaged in preparing
the new quarters, and yesterday the work
was sufficiently advanced to permit of tho
removal of the library and lodge room ap
pointments. The new quarters are. In many respects, a
great Improvement on the old. and will
allow the library association better oppor
tunities of increasingits revenue from rents.
The new quarters consist or two Large halls
'suitable for lodge rooms, and it is expected
that these will be used by the different
labor organizations for meeting places.
The Pope Grants an Audience.
Rome, Jan. 30. The pope today gave an
audience to Dr. Pietri, the minister pleni
potentiary of Venezuela, to the Vatican.
Ivy Institute Business ColleKC, Sth and K
None better. S25 a year, day or night.
NEWS FHOM THE SICK HOOMS.
Senators George-ami Hill Improv
ing Professor Daniel Weaker.
Reports last night from the Congres
Glonal invalids, Senators George and Hill,
the latter of whom is confined by illness
at his home. No. S Lafayette Square, an
r.ounce that each of the gentlemen had
rested easily during the day and were do
ing fairly well.
The report from Prof. Daniel, however,
was not so encouraging. The professor
suffered a serious relapse early in the
morning and seemed to be growing steadily
weaker until evening whenhc revived tonie
what. Hope of his ultimate recovery Is
still entertained by members or the family,
but little encouragement is given them by
the attending physicians, wl.o fear in the
repeated relapses of the patient, a- sign
thatthe end Is near.
"THE COMLNG WOMAN"."
Mrs.- William McKinley Attended
an Amateur Performance.
Chicago, Jan. 30. Mrs. William McKin
ley was the guest or honor at a performance
by amateurs of a play, entitled "The
Coming Woman," which was given tonight
in Oakland Muic Hall, Hyde Park, cloe
to the residence ofMr. and Mrs. Lafayette
McWilllanis, Avhose guest she is during
her visit.
The wire or the President-elect, occupied
a box with her sister, Mrs. Barber, and
Mr. and Mrs. McWilliams. The large anil
fashionable audience gave Mrs. McKinley
an enthusiastic reception when the party
entered the hall.
NEW YORK MAY GET A PLACE
Lieutenant Governor Woodruff Con
ferred With Major McKinley.
General Colliss.of the Empire State,
After a Talk With the Presl-
dent-Elect Was Doubtful.
Canton, O., Jan. .'10. Arter an hour's
conversation with .Major McKinley Lieut.
Gov. Woodruff of New York, who had
luncheon with the President-elect, came
out and made the following statement:
"I think New i'ork -will be represented
in the Cabinet and I hope the President
elect will choose my friend and neighbor.
Gen. Stewart I... Wootirord. He is a clean,
capable, distinguished man and ought to
be very generally acceptable. I do not
think there is any opposition to him on
the part 6r Brooklyn Republicans."
Mr. Woodrurr said the appointment of
Lymar- J. Gage had made an extremely
favorable impression in eastern business
circles.
The faction of the New York Republi
cans which is opposed to Mr. Piatt and the
organization, was represented m-Gnnton
today by Gen. Charles H. Colliss, or New
York city, who called on Major Mc
Kinleyaqd suggested the names ot several
New York men who he thought would
make good Cabinet orficers.
Gen. Colliss said that he thought it most
likely that New York would not be repre
sented in the Cabinet at all.
Among Major McKinley's callers today
were: James A. Chambers, of Pittsburg: Mis.
Amelia Quinton, of Washington, vice-president
of the Woman's National Indian As
sociation: -. L. Lausehe, and R. J. Love
land, of Converse, Iud.,nud ex-Senator San
ders, of Montana. .,
'THE VAU'KOK HHOTTIEHUOOD."
An Interesting; Address by Rev. H.
W. Ennis of Washington.
Newark, N. J.. Jan. 30. There was an
increased attendance of delegates at the
second day's session of the third biennial
convention of the Presbyterian Chapters of
the Brotherhood or Andrew and Phillip this
morning. From 0 to 9:30 o'clock there was
a devotional service, conducted by the Rev.
G. II. Bonsall. of this city.
Then followed addresses by the Rev. II.
W. Knnis. ot Washington, 1). C, on the
"Value ol a brotherhood in a city church."
and by the Rev. John I). Long, ot Babylon,
N. Y., on "The used or the brotherhood in
the county church."
The founder of the Brotherhood, the Rev.
Rurus W. Miller, of Reading. Pa., told
"Why I organized the Brotherhood," and
the Rev. Daniel Martin, D. D.. of this city,
gave a talk on "The man and his work."
A consecration service was conducted at
noon by the Rev. F (.. Ottman, of Newark.
The afternoon session wa largely devoted
to church business and chapter methods.
AN OCEAN RACE FINISHED.
Two British Sailing Ships Made
a Long and Exeiting Run.
Qiteenstown, Jan. 30. The British ship
Hittoaa, Capt- Stap, arrived here today.
The Dittona and the British bark Cedarbark
bothsailedrromSanFranciscoonSeptember
13, their captains having made a wager on
the speed of their respective vessels.
TheCedarbark, which was bound for Hull,
passed I'rawle Point on the afternoon of
Januarj 20, and she thus won the long
race by a safe margin. When the length
of the race, however. Is taken Into consid
eration, together with the difference in
wcathen onditions which the vessels might
experience,"the result shows that the ves
sels are c omparatively well matched so far
as their sailing qualities are concerned.
Capt. Stap was chagrined when helenrn
thatthe Cedarbark had beaten hisship.and
attributed berth-feat to bafflinghead winds
and to the calms she met with near the
equator.
Reappearance of a Snn Spot.
San Francisco, Cat.. Jan. 30.-ProL E. S.
Holden, of Lick Observatory, wires the
United Associated Presses rrom Mount
Hamilton this evening as follows:
The great sun spot announced January
25. has reappeared at the eastern edge of
the sun, apparently diminished in size. It
was faintly seen through the clouds this
morning, but could not be photographed
owing to the condition of the sky.
The Canadian Parliament to Meet.
Ottawa. Ont., Jan. 30. At a meeting or
the cabinet today it was decided to sum
mon Parliament to meet on March 11. It
is understood Sir Richard Cartwright, min
ister of trade and commerce, and the Hon.
L. II- JOavIes, minister of marine, and rish
eries, will visiOY'ashlngton next week.
Mr. Brynn Going Duck Hunting.
Galveston, Texas, Jan. 30.- Hon. William
J. Bryan, accompanied by ex-Gov. Hogg. Is
expected to arrive here tomorrow night.
They expect; to leave on Col. W. L Moody's
launch Monday morning to shoot ducks at
Lake Surprise. Mr. Bryan will return In
time to lecture here Wednesday night.
DEATH OF GEOJ. ROBERTS
The Pennsy's President Passed
Away in Philadelphia.
HE WAS A SELF-MADE W
He Entered the Service of the Com
pany When a Hoy as a Hod num.
and Hecame the LLeatl of the Con
cernBe Was Instrumental in.
Making Iteforins.
Philadelphia, Jan. 30. George B.Roberts,
president or the Pennsylvania Railroad,
died at his residence, in this city, at -1:30
o'clock this afternoon.
In ttie death of George B.Roberts Phila
delphia loses one of her foremost citizen
and the Pennsylvania Railroad Company
an orru-ial whose executive ability and
practical knowledge has placed the road
in the ery forefront or the modern rail
way systems of any country in the world.
Mr. Roberts' life from boyhood, almost,
was a history of the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company, for when he was not yet ouc
of his teens he entered the service of that;
corporation.
Mr. Roberts in character was a plain
man and sought but little distinction and
place in the social world, but devoted all
his time and ability to the forwarding
or the interests of the company with whicn
he was identified. He was recognized
by railroad magnates and financiers as
their equal in the world of business and
Ids interest and opinions were sought and
respected by the shareholders, directors
and his co-workers in the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company.
Mr. Roberto was bo ruin 1S33 on a farm
owned by his rather on the outskirts or
Philadelphia. This rarm Mr. Roberts
retainedallhisllre,andoriateyearshasused
It as a country residence. He received
a proressional training in the Polytechnic
Institute at Troy, N. Y., and immeiliately
upon graduation entered the service of the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company. He be
gan his career as a rcdinan In the engineer
corps on the Allegheny Summit division,
and in 1S52, whilehe was Mill but nineteen
years old, he had reached the position or
assistant engineer of the Philadelphia and
Erie Railway.
During the next tep years he was act
ively engaged in the location and con
struction of the various diviions of tho
Pennsylvania Railroad Company, in this
State and New Jersey. His services brought
him into the notice of his superiors, ami
in 18U2 Mr. Roberts was made assistant
to President J . Edgar Thomson. His en
gineering abilities and executive capacity
were developed by seven years at workr
in this position, and" in 1809 lie was pro
moted to the position or rourth vice presi
dent. Almost immediately afterward he itm
promoted to second vice president. On
June 3, 187-1, when the late Col. Thomas
A. Scott succeeded Mr. Thomson in tho
presidency of the road. Mr. Roberts was
advanced to the position or the first vice
president;. In this position all engineering
questions relating to the construction, ex
tension and improvement or the Pennsyl
vania system were under his control, ami
he further had general supervision of the
accounts ot the company through the
comptroller.
On June 1, 18S0, Col. Scott resigwdthe
presidency, and Mr. Roberts, as his logical
successor, was chosen for the head of the
corporation. Since that time Mr. EohrW
has been re-elected annually, and under
his management has seen the road grow
with leaps and bounds, until today its rail
road system is unsurpassed by any rail
road in the world.
FOUR REPUBLICANS UNSEATED.
The Nebraska Fusion Majority De
cided for the Contestants.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 30.- The ruion ma
jority in the lower house of the legislature
this evening, after an all day debate, re
markable at times for its biterness, un
seated the fdur Republican members from
DouglascountyiOmaha) and confirmed the
right of the fusion contestants to the seats.
Thechargeagainstthe unseated members
was that of bribery, buying or naturaliza
tion papers, the use ota corruptionrund, and
intinddation. Eleven ruslon members voted
Tvith the Republicans against the unseat
ing, making the rinal vote 55 to 43 In Tavor
of the majority report ot the committee oa
privileges and elections.
A MH.LIONAIRE'S RASH ACT.
Louis C. Evans Attempted Suicirto
by Shooting Himself.
Springrield, Ohio, Jan. 30. Louis C.
Evans, the millionaire president of the
A- C Evans Manufacturing Company, re
turned rrom New York this morning. Ho
went to his brother George's room in tho
Arcade Hotel and shot himseir in the
forehead with a 32-callber revolver. He
had the weapon too close and the ball
glanced upw ard under the skin. He was
not tatally hurt. Evans and his wife
have been visiting in New York, but he
returned home alone this morning. The
cause of this rash attempt upon his life
is unknown.
Telegraphic Brevities.
Mahlor. S. Drake's ice storage house, aC
Irvington, N. J., "was burned yeterifcy.
Loss, $6,000.
Timothy L. Woodrurf.lieutenantgovemor
or New York, arrived in Canton yesterday
at t o'clock and lunched with Mujor Mc
Kinley. Judge Froman yesterday appointed Ralph.
Metcair receiver for the Chicago Dime
Savings Bank, requiring him to give a
bond for $200,000.
The second annual cycle show of thu
National Board of Trade ot Chicago, camo
to an end last night with the lnrgesG
attendance of the week.
The Papal bulls announcing the apiioint
ment ot Rev. Father Qulgley, as bishop of
Burfalo, arrived yesterday, and will be
read in the churches of the diocese today.
Charles M. Rogers, a real estate dealer of
Brooklyn, N. Y.. and Great Neck, L. I..
was round dead in Use snow yesterday in
the yard of the Long Island Railroad station
at Great Neck.
The Standard Eagle Box and Lumber
Company's property in St. Louis has bceu
placed in the hands of a trustee to satisry
creditors. The liabilities are reported over
$100,000.
The Norfolk and New Brunswick Hosiery
Works, at-New Brunswick, N. J., which
have been closed for several months, wdl
reopen en Tuesday. Six hundred persons
are employed -when the works are in
1 operation.
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