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It the editorial and the news columns of the paper arc read. Docs anybody skip any considerable portion ot any one of the editorial or news columns of The Times? The TIMES' cir culation last week was 223,516 xmt THE LARGEST IN THE CITY. VOL. IK. K"0. 1,054 WASHINGTON, D. C, THUBSD AT, FEBRUARY 4, 1897 EIGHT PAG-ES ONE CENT ! i? w -iikMifclF1 H Arrest Will Be M-. lowfifl ly Hat of Otliers. STOLE $100,000 IN A YEAR Searching Investigation of the Postofiice Here. THEFTS DURING MANY YEARS The Officials Refuse to Discuss the Matter Column's Partner Denies That Ho Is a Party to Any "Wrong-Doing How the Stamps Are Secured Column Ob tained Permission to Go to New Yui k on the Plea That His Father Wa, Very 111 He Will He Ex a mined Next Week. Tlie officials of the Post Office Depart ment wore busy all day yesterday investi gating the "periodical stamp'' robbery made public through the' arrest in New York yesterday of Hamilton F. Colman, a clerk in the General Land Office of Uiis this city, as told in The Evening Times. They are reticent, however; eo reticent thut it is portentous. They would not even Hate t!io character of the stamps t hat were taken. Postmaster General Wilson would only fay that he received a telegram, giving him official notification that Colman had been arrested, but nothing further could be ascertained from him. Upon receipt or Uiis advice he held a conference with Assistant Po&tmastcr General Craige, who has direct supervision ofpostage stamp., and Assistant Postmaster General Maxwell, In charge of the post office inspecuus. Col. Wheeler, chief or the inspectors, wab olo called into the meeting. The outcome of the conference could not be learned, but it resulted In the greatest activity among the inspectors about the department, and a thorough investigation -will follow. The officials have decided to investigate the leakage ot the .stamps to the very bottom, and other arre-ts of a most sensational nature can be looked forat any hour. The Extent of the Itobbery. The officials do not deny that the whole Dumber of stamps that have been purloined from the government will aggregate in Talue $100,000, or more. They arc bend ing every effort to find from where the ttamps were taken. In view of this they yesterday began their investigation at the most likely point, it is said, from which they could have been stolen, the destruc tion room of the Postoffice Department. Eome of the officials of this department have 'already been summoned before the inspectors, and it is understood that t-everai more of the employes and officials will be called. The "pcr'odiral stamps" range in value f torn 1 cent to $00, and are used exclusively on periodical literature transmitted through the mails, Asa matter of lacts the Mamps are never intended to pass out of t he hands ol the government. There are 0,000 post offices throughout the Undid States using the stamps. The i oslmasters from the respective places send their orders for the necessary number of stamps, as is done in the case of the ordinary letter pobtage fctamps. The sixth auditor makes requisi tion on the Bureau of Engraving and Print ing and ttie stamps arc scut directly to the addressee fiorn the latter department. The accountsarebalancedatthe bureau weekly, according to a statement of Chief Johnson, of the Bureau, last night, and there is no more possibility of the stamps being taken from there than there is of the ordinary postage stamps. When a quantity of papers are taken to the postoffice it is weighed and sent through the mail. A stamp for the postage of the package is placed on a file book m the office of the issuing postmaster, and the sender of the papers is given a receipt for the amount of money paid for the stamp. These books are in due time returned to the Postoffice De partment In this city. "Here they are destroyed after the old time fahion of the destruction of le decmed bank notes. After thorough in- tpection the books are turned over to a committee of officials designated for the purpose and then placed in a retort, un der padlock and key, and burned. It is in the departments intrusted with the destruction of these books that the in spectors are now working, and there, it is said, they anticipate finding the source of the robbery.- As to Colman's possible connection with the robbery, nothing could be learned last night. Col. Wheeler, who has immediate charge of the investigation at this end of the line, letircd to his room at his hotel early laFt night and declined absolutely to be interviewed. Colman is a clerk in the office of John A. Hearth, chief of the registering room of the General Land Office. All of the mail for the Interior Department Is received and distributed through this office, but in no manner would "periodical stamps" pass through the division. Inspector Arlington yesterday afternoon visited Column's division and made a thor ough search of his desk. He was unsuc cessful, however, in securing any evidence against the accused man. Colmanisaphila tellist himself, and has a private collec tion of considerable maguitude. A search Is said to have been made by the Inspectors of his house. No. 1014 K street northwest, but no confirmation of the report could be secured at the house or from the officials. " Colman practiced deception to get away 'from his desk and to go to Xew York. Tuesday morning lie presented a telegram to his thief clerk which announced that his father was dying, and the. chief bu-' inanely granted him leave of absence, r Column Partuer. Colman is identified In the fctamp collec - tion business also with A . C. Townscnd, in thcLoanand Trustbuilding. Mr. Townscnd denied any krowledge of the possession of "periodical stamps" by his partner. lie admitted, though, that private collectors Continued ori S ec ond Pa go. CAMBRIDGE JAIL DELTVF.HY. Three Prisoners Escaped, But One Voluntarily Came Hack. Cambridge, Mil., Feb. a. Dave Warfleld, Charles Larrimore and George Biown es caped from the Jail here about G o'clock yesterday evening by breaking a bar in the rear of the first corridor. Warfleld "was sentenced by tlie last courts twelve months In the house of correction; Charles Larrimore was sentenced at the same time to two years in the penitentiary md G( orge Brown was awaiting trial for wife beating. Warfield surrendered to the sheriff this n orning, saying he otilj wanted to go see his girl before being sent across th'e bay. The otliers have not been heard from. Allen Grace, who shot his wife last Sat urday, is imprisoned in the Jail and could have escaped had he so desired. TURKISH CHARITY. Minister Ferrell Announces Relief for Harpoot. The State Department has received the following cablegram from Minister Terrell at Constantinople: "Tile cabinet of Turkish ministers has appropriated 180,000 piasters for the destitute in Harpoot. On my request a stringent order has been issued to prevent further seizures for taxes or relief funds furnished the destitute by American charity." SLASON DICTATED HIS WILL Calmly He neard the Doctor Tell Him He jlnst Die. He Exhibited the Greatest Concern for His Aunt to "Whom He Left All His Property.' There was a particularly pathetic scene at the Emergency Hospital early yesterday morning when Dr. Ur. Hooe, or that in stitution, leaning against the operating table wrote upon a scrap of paper the last will and testament of William T. Slason, the young man who died yesterday after noon, as a result of the burns which lie received while attempting to save the life of his uncle, Charles B. Tilden, at No. 314. Delaware avenue. As soon as the physicians had eased the suffering of the young man, he eurnestly inquired of the doctors as to his chances or recovery. Dr. Hooe, knowing that there was no possible hope for the young man, attempted to evade the question, and to divert l:is attention, butwithoutMicccss. Mr. Slason pleaded that it was a matter of business -with him, and that if there was no chance for his recovery he desired to know it, as lie wished to provide tor those whom lie must leave behind. He exhibited the greatest concern for his aunt, whom, he feared, would be eft in destitute circumstances should her hus band die. The physician could no lenger conscientiously hold out any hopes to the young man, and told hiin that his lire was but a question of a few hours. 'I've got a will to make then, doctor," said the dying man, andthen in a calm and steady voice he dictated the instru ment, bequeathing all his property and ef erfects to Mrs. Tilden. The coinage which the young man dis played was something which the physl clans are not accustomed to witnessing After having dictated the will lie offered to wager the doctor a. dollar that lie would recover. His greatest concern was that his uncle would lecover and that his aunt should be provided for. The body was removed last night to Barker's undertaking establishment on Eleventh street, but definite arrangements have not as yet been made for the funeral Coroner Hammett will issue a certificate of accidental death this morning. Mr. Tilden, the uncle of the young man, was at a late hour last night reported to be slightly iinproved, and Dr Bayne, who is attending him, expects that he will ulti mately recover, although his burns are quite severe. GETTING READY TO MOYE Preparations in Progress at the White House. Mrs. Cleveland Taking Great Inter est in Putting the Mansion in Order for Mrs. McKinley. ' The advance signs of moving day for the' distinguished tenants of the Executive Mansion are pluinly noticeable now in and around the White House. Artisans or var ious degree within and laborers and ex press men without are busily each day in services affecting botli the incoming and outgoing Chief Magistrates, so that im-' mediately after the inaugural exercises on the 4th of the coming month the new President and his family will enter the corridors of the mansion rcburnished and an interior new-like air, while the cx Prcsident with his family will at the same time speed swiftly away to the historic shades of Princeton. Mrs. Cleveland is taking considerable in terest in having the house in proper order for its new mistress, which that lady will view for the first timein her additional ex alted station when on the eve of inaugura tion day she will, with President-elect Mc Kinley, be entertained at dinner by Presi dent and Mrs. Cleveland. There will be no luncheon entertainment given by Mrs. Cleveland to her successor March 4. That function will give way (o the necessity of an early forming ot the grand parade at the conclusion of the official ceremonies at the Capitol. Governor Blade and Staff Coining. Albany, N. Y., Feb. 3. Gov. and Mrs.. Black, Col. Griffith, the Governor's pri vate secretary and the members ofthe Gov ernor's starr expect to attend the inaugu ration of President-elect McKinley in an official capacity. Private Secretary Grif fith will leave for Washington on Friday to make arrangements for the stay ofthe Governor's party in the National Capital. They Broke Through the Ice.' Reading, Pa., Feb. 3. A drowning ac cident occurred late this afternoon by wliich Edward Bressler, aged nine, and Ellsworth Sands, aged ten years, lost their llves.They had gone to' the Schuylkll Canal, and in attempting to cross on the ice 6hcy broke through and were-drowned. Ivy Institute Business College, Sth and K None bettor. '25 a year, day or eight. SOUTHROHS STAND BY 6AHY They Want Him in tlitf Cabinet Or No One. A STRONG COMBINE AT WORK Judge Goff Holds the Key to the Situation He May Yet Decide to Accept u Portfolio Kentuckluns Pressing the Claim of St. John Uoylo. Canton, Feb. 3. The powerful Southern combination, headed by Senator Welling ton, of Maryland, has come to the front again with the determination to have their candidate, Gary, all6ttcd one of the few Cabinet places still remaining to be filled or know the reason why. Senator Wellington went to Cleveland on Monday and had a talk with Chairman Hanna. From all that can be gathered about that conversation, it was one cal culated to divert the national chuirmau from his Senatorial reflections foiever. Mr. Wellington pressed the claims or the Southern .Republicans in a most vigorous manner. He pointed out the fact that Maryland hail been carried against the Democracy for McKinley, and referred with scorn to those who had been asserting that the Gary boom was really a ruse. "Then you do want Gary?" asked Mr. Hanna. "We want Gary in the Cabinet or noth ing," is the reply attributed to Mr. Well ington. "All right," said Mr. Hanna. What this "all right" can bo taken to mean is still a matter for conjecture. Senator Wellington went from Cleveland to Pittsburg, where he met James Monroe by appointment. Mr Monroe Is Mr. Gary's manager in all matters pertaining to'poli tics, and it was decided tnat, as Mr. Well ington had been in Canton twice already in the interest of Mr. Gary, Mr. Monroe had better go this time. Mr. .Monroe arrived here yesterday and made Major McKinley acquainted with the wishes of the Southern Republicans in about the same terms that Mr. Welling ton had communicated themtoMr. Hanna. To tills onslaught the President-elect was not unresponsive. It develops, however, that there is a prospect that before the end of next week Judge Gorf may de cide he will become a. member of the Cabinet, after all. He iias been offered the Attorney Generalship, and Major Mc Kinley is not in a position to give the Gary men much encouragement until he knows what Judge Goff Intends to do. If Judge Goff does not accept a place hi the Cabinet itis safe to say that Mr. Gary will be the Southern member. In this event lit; will be offered ttie Postmaster General's portfolio, and, following in tequence, the Attorney General's portfolio will be filled elsewhere. The Kentucky Republicans who called on Major McKinley today suggested the ap pointment or St. John Boyle, a well-known lawyer of Louisville, to the position of Attorney General. Among those who spoke in Mr. Boyle's behalf were Judge George Durelle, of the Kentucky court of appeals; James F. Buckner, jr., and Charles T. Ballard, of Louisville. No promise was made by Major McKinley, but it is under stood he has Mr. Boyle's name under con sideration. Ex-Gov. A. B. Cornell, of New York, who was here last week in the Interests of Gen. Stewart L. Woodford, called on the President-elect again today. It was stated here tonight, on what is considered reliable authority, that J. Addison Porter, of Connecticut, was today offered the private secretaryship to President-elect McKinley and accepted it. OVERTAXATION THE PROBLEM. John Redmond Says the Irish Parlia ment Must Tackle It. New York. Feb. 3. John E. Redmond, Irish member of Parliament for Water ford, sailed today on the Britannic for Liverpool. Mr. Redmond declared that the sentiment among the Irish-Americans here, to far as he had learned, continued unal terably in favor of home rule. He was of the opinion that overtaxation of Ireland would be the problem that the Irish parliament would devote itself to during the present session.' A number of prominent Irish-Americans, saw him off. PROFESSOR DANIEL DYING. But a Few Hours More of Life for the Old Teacher. The condition of Prof. Duniel, the aged public school teacher, of music, lying ill at his home, No. TIG L street noithwest, was reported as extremely critical at an early hour this morning. Early yesterday morning he began rapidly to sink, and h'.s death was momentarily expected. A slight rally, however, postponed the coming of the dread messenger, though at the most bub a rew hours will elapse before the end comes. Senator HarriSi of Tennessee, continues to improve. Dr. Berman reports that Senator George continues to Impiove, and last night was better than at any time since his present illness began. Canadian Ministers Coming Here. Ottawa, Ontario, Feb. 3. Sir Richard Cartwright, minister of trade and com merce, and Hon. L. Davis, minister of marine and fisheries, left this afternoon for Washington, to interview the United States Government and politicians gener ally on reciprocity, alien laws, and other matters of interest between the two coun' tries. A Kentucky Town Burned. Lexington, Ky., Feb. 3. The town of Pleasurevllle,, Henry county, was nearly wliied out by fire this morning. The De posit Bank and tlie entire business portion was burned. The loss is $25,000, with an insurance of $15,000. The origin of the fire is not stated. Mrs. "Winner's Reply. Tlie answer of Mrs. Calvin Witmer to the statements or the committee of Mr. Calvin Witmer, who was recently ad judged insane, is that the conveyance ot property to her which had belonged to her husband was niado properly, and while Mr. Witmer was in his right mind. The denial is. however, contradicted by .the finding ot the lunacy jury that Mr Wir mer was ot unsound mind at the date of conveying the premises toMrs. Witmer. . .. Watch for town and rdlroad. Congress I Heights. SUFFERING- IX LOUISIANA. Congressman JJontrter Says 100,000 People Are Destitute. New York, Ferj. 3. Congressman Boat ner or Louisiana is Sojourning here. In an interview, with a representative of the United Associated Presses tcday lie, de clared there weref ullyonp hundred thousand people destitute-in his State, the renult of a drought; whlcl afflicted his native heath a year ago. TliU? drought, he said, withered everything in tlie hilly portion or the State. The Stale would, he said, do all it could tcprtvejit ttie people from suffering. j He had requests from residents or the State to endeavor to get Congress to make an appropriation for seeds, but he declared he would not try to obtain Congressional aid. He was influence!! in the determi nation, he said, by the fact that President Cleveland had vetoed a bill passed some years ago for the rcilct orTexan sufferers. Besides, aid for thelrimmedfatc wants, the sufferers from thejdrought. said Mr. Boatner, will also have to be supplied with seed In order to plant. BiYARDliHibliFPRIHCB Albert Edward the Guest of the American Ambassador. JLord Salisbury, Cardinal Vaughnn, Lord Hussejl, of Killowen, and Other Noted People Present. London, Feb. 3.Hoii. Thomas F. Bayard. United States ambassador, gave a dinner In honor of tlie Prince r Wules this even ing at ills residencci No. 83 Eaton square. Beside the guest- of tlie occasion, the Mst of those present! I ncludu J Cardinal Vaughcn. Lord Salisbury, the Marquis ofLanbdowne, lord high chancellor of England; the Earl or Leven and Melville. Earl Stanhope, the Earl of Cumperdown. the Earl or North brook. Earl Carrington, Lord Eshcr, Lord Balfour or Burleigh, Hon. Thomas B. Ferguson, United State3 minister to Sweden; Lord Playfalr, Lord Russell of Killowen, lord chler justlc.' of England; Sir William Colvllle. Sir William Russell. Sir Charles Hall. Sir Robert Clements Markham. Sir Evelyn Wood, Gen. Clarke, Mr. J. R. Carter, secretary of tlie United Slates embassy, and Lieutenant Commander W. S. Cowles, naval attache to the American embassy. The occurrence of the official dinner of the speaker of the House of Commons this evening prevented the ministers who are membeis of the House of Commons from attending Mr. Bayard's banquet. A small but curious' crowd, chiefly coni poscdof women, gathered near Mr. Bayard's residence and watched tne arrival of the guests. The pavement in front ot the house was covered witlf led carpet, over which was an awning. " Lords Hulsbufy'and Playfnir were the first of the distinguished company to ar rive and the Prince or Wales was tlie last, his royal highness, intended by Gen Clarke, arriving in a two-Jiorse brougham at S:30 p. m. After paying his icspects to his host, the prince congratulated Lord Salis bury upon the recurrence of his birthday,' the premier being, .sixty-seven years old today. The weather was wet and disa greeable. hahnahdsveitdp They Admit He Will ot Be Ap pointed Senator. A Battle Roynl Will Be Fought This "Winter Betweeii'theiChnlrimm r und Governor Bnshnell. Columbus. Ohio. Feb 3, The friends of Chairman M. A. Hanna here admit today that he will not be appointed by Gov. Bush nell to the Senate to succeed Sherman. It is reliably reported that Gov. Bushncll has decided to 'appoint Lieut. Gov. Asa W. Joihs. ot JToungstown.to the vacancy, and that this action Is in accordance with the wishes of .the. Foraker leaders. The ngrecment rs';aid to be that Gen. Jones will not be a Candidate for election to the full term. This will give opportunity ror a battle royal between Gov. Bushneli and Chairman HanhaShlswintor forelection to the full term. KNORR AND WINTERSTEEN HELD. They Attempted to Blow TJn Hon. I.evi 13. Waller's. Residence. Eloomsburg, Pa.. Feb. 3.-3 he. case ot Clifton Knorr and Lloyd S. Winterstceii. who are charged with an attempt to blow up with dynamite the residence of Hon. Levi E. Waller, a prominent lawyer, of this placL', came up this morning on a motion of the defendants to quash the indictments oa the ground of irregularity. The court granted a continuance ot the case, but reserved a decision on the motion to quash the indictments. The defendants were held in $700 bail each. Judge MeU'ger, fat Williamsport, was on the bench, he having been requested to hear the argument by Judge Ikeler who. I n conse quence, of his intimate business and social relations with the defendants and counsel, felt a reluctance to .sitting on the bencli in the case. A iieadly. Family Feud. Stoutland, Mo., Feb. 3. A pitched battle took place six miles north of here yester day between three members of the Price family and three of the Partlows. One of the Price faction was killed instantly and two of the Partlows were serlously wounded. The fight was the result ot a family feud, and .further trouble Is ex pected. Jsot the Mant Wanted. Carrollton, Mo., Feb. 3. Photographs of the man arrested at Hahford, Cal., on sus picion of being George Taylor, the mur derer of the Meeks family, near Carrollton, one year agc-j were received here today. There is scarcely a resemblance to Taylor in them, and Sheriff Lewis telegraphed tlie California authorities to release the sus pect. Shot His Baby Brother, Wilkesbarre, ra., Feb. 3. Willie Smitli, aged six yearg, son of William Smith, a well-known citizen of" this city, shot and fatally injured his three-year-old brother this afternoon. They had been playing . together in a room and in some manner the elder brother procured a loaded weapou which had beenjockcdln abureau drawer. The bullet, entered the child's head and lodged back, of the (skull. His recovery J is 'almost impossible., UTAH'S DEADLOCK BROKE Ex-Congressman Rawlings Elect ed to the United States Senate. WHY THATCHER WAS BEATEN The Leaders of tli e Mormon Church Waged a Bitter Warfare Airainst Him The Legislatures of Smith Dakota and Oregon Cuublt-to Reach an Agreement. Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 3.-Ex-Con-gressman Joseph L. Rawlins was elected United States Senator this afternoon by the legislature, receiving 32 votcsUio minimum number necessary to elect. Thatcher, the next leading candidate, re ceived 20 votes and '1 votes were scattered. The breaking of the deadlock came sud denly, and was the result of an arrange ment between the supporters of Judge Henderson, who, teeing they could not elect their candidate, flopped almost unan imously. Thatcher owes his defeat to the action or the Mormon Church leaders, who opposed him bitterly during the entire campaign. Henderson was the church candidato7"but despairing or electing him, they corn-pro-mlted on Rawlins. not because they w-mted Rawltnbutthey wouhl have taken almost anybody to defeat Thatcher. The four Pop ulists and one Republican voted for Tiiatcli er. one Republican voted for Brown and the other" voted for Rawlins. J. L. Rawlins is a gentile and was Lorn in Salt Lake county, March 28, 1850, and lived upon his father's rami until he was eighteen years ot age He completed a classical course in the University or In diana, but returned to Utah before gradu ation. He was professor in the Univer sity or Desercl, In Salt Lake City, Tor two years, until 1875, when he was ad mitted to the bar and has followed the profession ofthe law ever -since. He was elected delegate toCongress rrom the Territory or Utah, in 1S2, on the Democratic ticket, defeating Frank J. Cannon, now United States Senator. When in Congress he did great service in tlie passago or the act enabling Utah to rorm a constitution and be admitted to State hood. He also obtained the passage of a special act or Congress, providing for the reller of the Mormon Church or about a half-million dollars' worth of prop er! , and escheated by the government ten years ago. ROBERT KNEEBb' TRIAL. Unfavorable Dsvelopments for the American nreiuati in Berlin. Berlin, Feb. 3. The hearing of the ap peal of Robert T. Kneebs, tlie American horseman, against tlie judgment of the court condemning him to nine months' im prisonment for entering tlie trotting ma.re Bethel-in races on the German courses under the name ot 'Nellie Kneebs," which began here yesterday, is expected to last five days. Up to this time only the evidence heard in the original trial has been given, and nothing has a yet been brought out to turn the scale upon either side. Kneebs seems to be perfectly cheerful. He refutes the assertion that tlie record of the mare "Nellie Kneebs" is especially fast for American trotters', and maintains that the supposed compromising letter alleged to have been written by his son is a forgery. United States Amba-sS i.lor Ulil was present at the hearing yc&tvr Jay and today, and spoke to Kneebs at inter vals during the proceedings. The case took a turn unfavorable to Kneebs this afternoon when Prof. Eirgel ing, the veterinary expert, who recently returned from America, where he ex amined the mare Bethel, which Kneebs claims is not identical with the marc "Nellie Kneebs," was called to the wit ness stand. Prof. Eggeling testified that tlie horse he examined in America was aot more than eight years old, and did not possess the scars and other distinguishing marks which the real Bethel bears. The testimony of Prof. Eggeling was corroborated by his traveling companion, and tlie evidence of both witnesses le mained unshaken after cross-examination. SHE SCALDED THE CONSTABLE. A Pennsylvania Woman Greeted nn Officer With Hot Water. Shamokin, Pa., Feb 3. The fighting qualities of Mrs. Mary Klamiskie would bring her honor in an Amazonian army, but when exercised against officers of the law, as they were today, they are mere likely to land her in the'pchltentiary. Mrs. Klamiskie has but little reverence for orders of a court, and, when Constable Ellas Cottschall went to her house today to servo a bench warrant on her he found it barricaded. Little recking what was before hiin the constable assailed the barricade and as he was climbing over it was repulsed by a kettle of scalding water dashed upon his head and shoulders by the female defendant or the rortiflcatton. Cottschall fell back in pain and astonishment, and Mrs. Klamis kie made a sortie with an axe. She laid tlie constable low with otie blow, cutting a fearful gash in his head. She then aimed another sweepi ng stroke at him. and buried the blade of the axe in.the floor by his neck. Tlie opportune arrival of a man who had heard Cottschall's cries for help probably saved the constable from utter defeat. After a desperate struggle the women was taken Into court berore Judge Savidge. The judge fined her $100 for contempt of court, and instructed the grand jury to find a bill against her for assault and battery with intent to kill. . Third Baseman MeGrnw Married. Bultlmore,- Feb. 3. John J. McGraw, third baseman for tho Baltimore Baseball Club, and Miss Minnie E. Doyle, were married this evening. Miss Margaret 1 lshe was bridesmaid, and Shortstop Hugiicy Jennings, best man. Rev. Father Boland performed the ceremony in St. Vinceni's Church After a reception at the residence ot the bride's father, No. 1815 Guilford avenue, Mr, and Mrs. McGraw left for a 'Northern tour. - Cable Flashes. The British government has ordered that tlie text of the general arbitration treaty bc'tween the United States and Great Britain be published. It Is announced that the goernment in India has decided to make use ot the anti-plague serum, the efficacy of which as an antidote for the bubonic disease which Is ravaging Bombay and other parts of India, was discovered by M . Yersin, a French scientist. M. Yersin is now on his way to India. THE JUDGES EXONERATED. The General Assembly of Georgia Disposed of Sensational Charges. Atlanta, Ga.f Feb. 3. The general as rembiyor Georgia met today to cc.nsi-ler the report of the special committee ap iwintcd at tlie recent session to investigate charges against Judge J. L. Sweat, of the Brunswick circuit, and Judge Seaborn Reese. The latter was charged with drunkenness, and the committee, in tlie interim between sessions, submitted a re port, vindicating both. The report was adopted. When the" house met; the session was plunged into disorder by a resolution of Mr. Branch, a Populist, of Columbia county, who desired to reject the report. It was charged that tlie committee had over stepped its prerogative in making any recommendation n tlie rases, and that it rested with the senate to take the ques tion en that line. The committee, it was urged had the right only to hear uxparte evidence. Several resolutions were intro duced rejecting the original report ot the committee. Heated arguments ensued over the adoption of the report. The report was taken up by sections, and that part exculpating Judge Reee was accepted by viva voce vote. A votrj was taken on that part or the report re ferring to the case or Judge Sweat. An aye and nay vote was called for, resulting ayes, 83; nays, G4. The report was adopted, and no proceedings ot Impeach ment will follow. THE CHARGES DISMISSED Captain Chapman Upheld by the Police Commissioners. The Prosecution Wanted Hiin Rep rimandedHis Lawyer Asked to Have Hiui Commended. New York, Feb. 3 The board of police commissioners today voted to dismiss the complaint against Police Captain George Chapman, commander of the Tenderloin precinct, who was recently tried for hav ing raided the vaudeville dinner given by Herbert B. Seeley to his brother on Decem ber 10 last. Col. James, who represented the prose cution, filed a brief in which he asked the commissioners to rebuke or reprimand Capt. Chapman for his invasion of private rights without first obtaining a warraut. Lawyer Hart, Tor the defense, asked that the board publicly commend Capt. Chap man for doing ids duty. The commissioners simply dismissed the charges, and thus up held Capt. Chapman. Commissioner Roose velt said: "There may be two or three points In which I would prefer that Capt. Chapman had exercised more discretion, but they are so trivial in comparison to tlie Teal issue in the case that I don't want to dwell on them." Seeley Filed a Deumrrer. New York. Feb 3. Counsel for Herbert Barnum Seeley, Theodore D. Rich and James H. Pliipps, who are now under in dictment for maintaining a public nuisance on the occasion ot the now notorious din ner, riled a demurrer in part 1, general se.sions, today. Tlie demurrer was In tlie usual stereotyped form, alleging that the indictment did not state facts con stituting H crime. A GENKRALSTH1KE MAY FOLLOW The Discharge of Railroad Men Likely to Cause Trouble. Butte, Mont., Feb. 3. A strike inaug urated on the Butte, Anaconda and Pacific ioad by thirty members or the freight crews last nicht becaut-e one of their -.umber was discharged threatens to result in a c losing down of all the Anaconda milling properties, which are dependent on the road for supplies. Tl e company will not take back the striker?, and to far no new men have been found to take their places. Tlie Anaconda properties employ over G,000 men and the supplies on hand soon will be exhausted. The labor unions are opposed to the strike. CUBANS BLEW UP A TRABI Wcyler's "Boast That Piiiar del Rio Is Cleared Contradicted. Five Civilians and One Soldier Killed The Captain Geueral Looking for Gomez. Key West, Fla., Feb. 3. Another in cident contradicts Wcyler's boasted assur ance thatPinar del Rio province Is virtually pacified. Monday morning a pilot engine, with an armored car and steering a passen ger train, left San Cristobal. Arriving at a culvert at Bacunagua, near Faco Taco.two dynamite tombs exploded, wrecking the engine and car completely. Four civilians were killed and alio the captain of tlie volunteers and five soldiers. The engineer, fireman rnd eight soldiers were woitndcdd The culvert was destioyed entirely . Traffic is still interrupted with Piuar del Rio. It is reported that, Weyler, with 12000 men and twenty five pieces of artillery, has started from headquarters, at Cruces. in the direction of the Siguanea Hills, west or Cienfuegos, with the Intention of at tacking or dislodging Gomez", who, it is rumored, is encamped in said hills. No encounter Is expected, unless Gome.:, aided by a naturally strong position and suf ricicnt forces, thinks it advisable to meet the roe, in which case a fierce engage ment will certainly occur. The proposed Cuban reforms arc- the topic or all conversations. All here agree Spaniards and Cubans alike that the re form is a humbug. They will surely make no Impression on the rebels. It is known on good authority that a person arriving from Castillo's rebel camp on a commis sion to Havana, and now returned to the field, described the feeling among the Cu bans in arms as intense. The dominant spirit is to resist to the end and accept no compromise with Spain unles3.1n case of absolute Independence. Castillo has GOO men, well armedand fairly supplied with munitions, and 600 more unarmed. It appears that Marcus Garcia, commissioned by the government to make overtures to Gomez, fears that his life would be endangered if lie personally pre sents the proposals, and has written a letter to Marquis Ahuinada, declining the commission. 12-Inch StocK Hoards $1 Per 100 Ft. Libbcy & Co., 6th st- and Xew York ave. BALVESTQN GflEETEO BRYA Thousands of People Cheered the Late Democratic Candidate. BACK FROM A DUCKING TRIP- The Silver Orator Was Very Suc cessful in the Marshes, Sagging a Xjirge Quantity of Game Com pelled to Make a Speech to Hisi Texas Admirers. Galveston, Texas. Feb. 3.-The steam launch Pherabe, with the Hon. William J- Bryan, ex-'Jov. Hogg, and other mem bers or the duek hunting party, returned to the city today. The party killed about 123 ducks and several bransan d-geeae- Mr. Bryan carried orf tha hoajrsm thvslaogtiter or ducks, but the ex-Governor beat him killing geese. The news or the disUnguislted Nebras kan's arrival spread rapidly, and he and his party had scarcely reached the Tre inont Hotel before it was thronged ly people eager to take his baud. Alter graiirying the crowd heandex-Gov. Hogg sought a barber's shop, and after being shaved and cleaned up by the u.nooriai artists, Tvent to the hwose of Sealy Hutchlns tor lunch. Alter this Mr. Bryan returned to ilij Tremont and held a. public receptiou in the parlors of the Ijqjei. fr0m 3 to -1 o'clock, which was, largely attended by both sexes. At the close" of the reception he iwade a brief speech. He was then driven to the residence of Col. Moody, where le took tea. '1 omght he delivered his lecture on bi metallism to a large and entliu.-uwio audience at the Grand Opera Eonte, ad was heartily applauded. After the Ieutr hundreds waited his advent fiom the stag: totake him by the hard, and aslieciner-ed fr .m the Opera House he was enthusiastic ally cheered. Later he stated to a rtp resentativi of the United Associated I'rw-s "I shall leave at 6.30 in the morning for Temple From there I will go to Eeltou to see Mr. Winburn Pierce. From Helton pi will go to Honey Grove, where I have a sister living. I may visit Sherman, hue on Saturday I mean to start for my home in Nebraska." 2,IRS. COSTELLG'S DAMAGE SUIT. Hotel ProprietorLevciN Ref used Her Accomodations. Buffalo, N. Y, Feb. 3. -The sMt of Mrs. Sarah Costello, wife of the iMilfloHaire leather manufacturer, John II. Costello, of Costello, Pa , against Proprietor Ucorge II. Lewis, of the Niagara Hotel, to recover $10,000 damages for being refused enter tainment as a guest, was begun in the supreme court today. Mrs. Costello stated on the "witness stand that the reasonassigned by the hotel people was that her husband had notified them he would not be responsible for any bttls contracted by her. Mr Co5Ho fc. string. hU wire Tor divorce in the equity term or the same court. CRASHED INTO THE TRAIN Four Killed and Others Wounded in a Railroad Accident. De Smet, S. D.. Feb. 3. The most serious accident in the history of this division ..f the Chicago and Northwestern Railway .occurred lat night a tArllnirton, this w.unty. Trains. -1. eastboand. with Randolph A d dingtou as conductor, was followed by an engine, John Connolly, engineer. At Arlington the engine struck with great force the last coach on the tram, crowdim it agamst a freight car filled with coal, telesropingthe twocars. Conductor A tMiug ton and Baggageman Frank: L. Hosak. or Huron; W. L. Harrison, a farmer living north of Arlington, and John Loftus. a. rarm-r living near here, were kilted. They were buried beneath the wreck and coal which caught fire, burningthclKMlies almost beyond recognition. The injured are: S. B. Grirrmg, or Bryant. W. L. Loftus, otXewHaveii. Iowa, neither of them seriously. The accident Is attributed to the frasry rails which mads It impossible to cheek tho speed otth ? light engincand also prevented the train from moving upon a side t-nck. The Tog was so dense that a light could not be seen. AXXIE XELTIACS ARRESTED. She Is Charged With Cutting Tp Mrs. Feehner'. Sealskin Saeqnes. Annie Xeuhaus: who was relea.ed on her personal bonds by Judse Miller after she had robbed the house of her employer, Mr. St. Clair Feclmer, will hae another hear ing in the police court today on a war rant sworn out yesterday by Mr. Fechner, charging her with stealing and cutting up two of his wife's sealskin coats valued at S400. Mr. Fechncr will have shreds of the gar ments in court as evidence against the de fendant. He claims that Annie cut up the coats and made apparel fur herself which has not been returned to him. CammackHas Quit Speculating. Xew York, Feb. 3. Addison Cammacic today sold his stock exe!ange seat, held by him since 1S75. Mr. Cam mack lias be--n a largeoperatoronthestreetrbJt has never been active on the rloor of the etchanse. For some time he has speculated only m a small scald and on several occasions it was reported that he had decided to leava the street. Telegrnphic Urevities. The S. T. Moore Company, dealers in rurniture, at Louisville, Ky., assigned yesterday. Liabilities, S25.000; assets estimated at SS0.0OO. Tlie Lius K. Comstock. Company, ot Chi cago, made an assignment yesterday to tho Chicago Title and Trust Company. The assets or the concern are 852,000, and the liabilities are said to be S3S.000. The Ray Cassiniere Mill, at Franklin, Mass., started this week, after a shut-down or several weeks, and it is expected to be running full capacity before the middle oC the month. Despite strenuous opposition, the fol lowing men were elected directors ot the Diamond Match Company: O. cT Barber, J. K. Robinson, George T. Smitn, George K. Webster and Clarence Buckingham. Mr. Andrew J. Joyce left Washington yesterday to engage in business with his uncle, Robert H. Ward, a former well known lawyer of this city, but for some years assistant manager of the Texas end Pacific Coal Company, at Thurber, Texas.