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Advertising Is intended simply to draw people Inside the shop door. The clerics must do the rest. They realize this In Washington. They are almost universally polite. The TIMES' cir culation last week was 223,516 tme THE LAR&EST IN THE CITY. vol: in. no. 1,055 WASniNGrTOST, D. C, FRIDAY, rEEEEUAET 5, 1897 EIGKELT PAG-ES OBE CEOT TIE RGHT JIM. BIS A Glose Yoto in the Democratic Central Committee. FINAL ACTION WAS DEFERRED Fourteen Members of the Body Engaged in a "Warm Dispute Over the District Attorneyship. "Mr. Turner's Pungent Itemarlis. Indorsed by the liar. -- The question indorsing the nomination of Mr. Henry E. Davis was considered yes terday afternoon by the District Bar As fcuciation, by which favorable action was . tnkeu;and by the central Democratic com mittee, when, after a lone discussion, the indorsement or nou-indor.vemcnt was de 'errod until next Tuesday night. At the meeting of the Bar Association, tvhich was largclj- attended, Mr. Samuel Maddox presided, Mr. Davis being presi dent. Resolutions were passed indorsing ilr. Davis for District Attorney, and a committee of seven, consisting of W. D. Davidge, Nathaniel Wilson, J. M. "Wilson, A. S. Worthington, C. Carlisle and R. Ross Terry, was appointed to present the reso lutions to the Judiciary Committee of the Senate, and urge his prompt confirmation. The central Democratic committee met atthc Hotel Meyers last, ni ght U take action on the nomination of Mr. Henry E. Davis cs District Attorney. The committee ad journed until next Tuesday night, when the matter will be further considered, eacli of the two factions, which Avere developed, rimming the adrantage of position for future action. A member offered a resolution at the opening of the proceedings that the com mitteeapprove the nomination of Mr. Davis. This was fougiit vigorously for about two hours, at the end or which time a resolu tion was adopted by a vote of 8 to G de ferring consideration until next Tuesday night. Fourteen members of the committee were present, six were absent, and tiiere are two vacancies. Thoe present were: Chair ma'n Kalbf us, Thomas F. Cooke, secretary; Capt. John A. Clarke, I. F. Cuslc, Dr. 11. Darling, Mr. Charles Turner, W. U. Holrz claw, "Arthur Small, M. P. Sullivan, proxy for W. J. Donovan of the Eighth district; Mr. C. T. Bride, proxy for Ed Lynch; M. Sennlon, John F. Boyle, Robert E. Doyle and P. F. Whittekindt. The absentees were: Messrs. Mahcr of Georgetown, Neitzy of Southwest "Washington, George Killeen, J. Fred Kelley, Beyer of Anacostia and "Wells of South Washington. The vacancies to be filled nre in the Fourteenth and Twenty-second districts. Mr. Clarke presided during the early ,part of the meeting, toward the close Mr. Kalbf us being in the chair. The meeting, It was stated by Secretary Cooke, was called by Mr. Clarke on the strength of a letter received from Mr. Kalbfus. In tiiis letter Mr. Kalbrus called Mr. Clarke's at tention to the facts of Mr. Davis' noiuina tion and the public discussion of the same, and asked that Mr. Clarke call a meeting If desirable and that he, Mr. Kalbfus, be notified of the same. The proceedings were opened, after tltc usual routine, by Mr. Cuslc bringing the matter squarely to the attention of the meeting by moving the indorsement by the meeting of the nomination of Mr. Davis, iiipporting his nomination with some re marks in favor of his candidate. Mr. Boyle said that in all his connec tion of twelve years with the Democratic committee of the Districthe had not known It to pronounce Itself either in favor or In denunciation of any nominee for such an office as that to which Mr. Davis had been named. He saw no reason why a departure should now be made. He would, there tore, move that the resolution of Mr. Cusic be laid on the table. This position lie took without reference to the merits oH-he can didate, but simply to maintain the usage of the committee. Mr. Turner made a speech, bitterly as sailing the political career or Mr. Davis, and taunting the committee with the in consistency of its position now, should it Indorse Mr. Davis, since it not long ago cent its congratulations to Mr. Bryan. J)id it mean what it said then, or could it mean conscientiously now to indorse Mr. Davis. Could the committee say to the Democracy that lately it sent its congratulations to Mr. Bryan and at this meeting give a laurel wreath to the man who had opposed Mr. Bryan most ag gressively here and elsewhercand who bad stabbed his party in the back.' Wli.tt had Mr. Davis ever done or said to commend him to the good graces of this committee? There was to be a fight on the present lines in 1900. "Was there a man present who doubted where Mr. Davis would be in that fight, and was the com mittee now about to indorse siu assured and bitter opponent in the next campaign? There was no escape for the committee ir this were done, from the charges of cither Ignorance or inconsistency-. Mr. Turner challenged eacli and every one of the committee to stand In his place und give a good reason for his action and his vote. Be then attacked the political position of llr.Davis and eulogized those who stood by 'the regular party organization. "Mind you," said Mr. Turner, "I have notcallod anybody a Benedict Arnold, nor a Judas. Such an expression will not escape my lips. It may lie said that there must be traitors in all parties, but Demo crats, at least, ought to see to it that they do not exist with favor In their own family." 3t was in vain to argue to him, he said, that this or that man had been a good Democrat 'formerly,' or to Justiry fa vorable action on the ground of the candi date being a ""Washingtonian." The facts were that Mr .Davis loluntarily left the parry represented by this committee and had debarred himself fiom its considera tion. Mr Cusic's resolution was supported by lilmseir and Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Clarke sustained Mr. Boyle's motion. In the con tusion .somebody moved to adjourn. The chairman pioceedcd to put this motion under protect, bnt the chairman ruled that a motion to adjourn was always in order. The motion was lost, the vote being 7 to 7. The chairman's right to vote was chal lenged, but it was shown that lie had the right as a constituent of the body. Mr. Bride's right to sit as a member was also challenged, but by a vote he was allowed to retain his seat. Mr. Cusic's motion was then renewed, and Mr. 13oyle's amendment was still pend ing. The motion to adjourn was renewed, as it was evident that neither side could gain a decisive victory, and the adjourn ment was had until next Tuesday night, by a vote of 8 to 6, Mr. Clarke voting this time for adjournment. On the question of adopting Mr. Boyle's motion to lay Mr. Cusic's resolution on the table the vote as given by the secretary was as follows: Ayes Kalbfus, Darling, Turner, Small, Bride, Boyle, anil Whitte kindt; nays-Clarke, Cooke, Cusic, Holzclaw. Sullivan, Scaulon, and Doyle. It Is expected that there will be a warm hour or so at the next meeting of the committee. Both sides, after the meeting, claimed a majority of the absentees. The opponents of Mr. Davis say that three of the votes in his favor last night were ac counted for by the ract that two of them are in ofrice "under the administration," which they have been abusing right along during tite Bryan canvass and that busi ness complications account for the vote of a third The speeches in favor or Mr. Davis were very largely on the ground that he is an able lawyer and is a Washing-tonian. LEGISLATING IX A CHURCH. The Pennsylvania General Assem bly Has Accepted an Offer. Harrisburg, Feb. 4. The house met at 11 o'clock tills morning in the United States district courtroom, in the post officc building. Mr. Lytle, of Huntingdon, was in the chair. A communication was received from the trustees ot the A. M. E. Church, offering their edifice for the use of the legislature. It was received with thanks. A communication from the governor an nounced that the commission of public buildings and grounds, acting with com mittees" from both branches of the legis lature, had accepted the tender of the Grace Methodist Episcopal Church of the use of their church edifice, and annex, for the purpose of holding the sessions of the general assembly. The buildings will be furnished and placed in readiness for the legislature by Monday evening next. The report of the committee on public buildings, accepting the tender or Grace Methodist Church for the use of the legis lature was adopted. The house then ad journed to meet In Grace Church at 9 o'clock, Monday evening. UNLOADING THE BROOKLYN It Is Believed That She Has Been Baillv Damaged. Capt. Cook Says the Strong- "Wind Kept Buck the Tide Cruiser "Will Ue Drydueked. Chester, Pa., Feb. 4. The stevedores worked all night unloading the coal from the damaged cruiser Brooklyn at Marcus HookandabigholehasbecnmadeintheSOO tons, which will be the quantity taken out. Operations on the magazine were sus pended at nightfall, but they -were resumed early this morning by the ship's crew and about fifty tons or ammunition have been removed. It is probable that the vessel will be ready to leave her anchorage on Sunday, provided there is no freezing weather in the meantime. It is pretty well established now, that on Saturday when the cruiser struck, there was not hair a tide, as a heavy northwest wind kept the tide back and instead of a five-root rise at high water, there was barely two feet. The shoal was danger ous at any point for a ship or the draft of Die Brooklyn, twenty-rour undone-half Teet. Capt. Cook, as well as Lieut. McCrca, the navigator, and the two pilots, kept the course, and if the ledge was struck, it was not the upper end but the lower end where the blasting operations have lately been conducted. The full extent of the damage done to the Brooklyn will be known Saturday, as fully as the divers can ascertain. Their reports made this evening indicate that the injury is confined to the port side, and that the starLoard side is intact. The in jury is a rupture of the bottom plates con sisting of a jagged, longitudinal tcar.com mencing under the forward part and ex tending aft of the fire room. Thereare transverse japged tears bearing off in the direction of til e frames. No holes are apparent and the main injury has been done to the holes adjacent to the keel on the port side. Theseamsaie torn open, but there has been i.o water found in the double Lottorh compartments, which remain un broken abaf ttlie engine-room. The work of the divers lias been conducted in two shifts, and lias been astl orough aspossible under the ciicumstances. HEIRS TO A LA11GK FORTUNE. Residents of Washington Inherit Portion of the Turner Estate. St. Louis, Feb. 4. The will of the late Capt. Thomas' T. Turner, filed for probate today, at Clayton, St. Louis county, dis tributes an estate valued at $15,000,000. Of the nine heirs, five live hi Washington, D.C.; three in this city, andoncln Montreal, Canada. At. the time of his death, in New Orleans, recently, Mr. Turner was the wealthiest citizen of St. Louis county. The Washington heirs are Harriet F. Turner, Juliet T. Waterman, N.mcy D. Turner, Mary T. Turner, and Campbell Turner. Mrs. Harriet S. Turner, the widow of Capt. Turner, was seen at her residence, 2158 Florida aveuue, last night. She said that the press reports exaggerated the value of the estate left by Capt. Turner. He had been at the head of the firm of C. II. Turner & Co., for some time, and had managed the Turner estate, and the property ot Mrs. Henry S. Turner, his mother. Mrs. Turner said that the full Turner estate is probably wortli $15,000,000, but that Capt. Turner had only a ninth interest in this estate. He left valuable holdings in real estate in St. Louis and in Illinois. Tiiere is also some property in Washington belonging to the estate. Capt. Turner served with distinction in the Confederate Army as aide-de-camp on the staff of Gen. Ewell, and was severely -wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness. Much Alarmed Over the Plague. London, Feb. 4. The Bombay corre spondent of the Daily Mail cables that much alarm is felt throughout India owing to the spread ot the plague. Cases have been reported as far north as Delhi and as far south as Bangalore. Thomson President of Panhandle. Philadelphia, Feb. 4. Frank Thomson, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, was elected president of the Panhandle Railroad, the western tributary ot the Pennsylvania. 12-Inch Stocic Boards $1 Per 100 Ft. Libbey & Co., 6th st. and New York avo. Two High Canadian Ministers to Interview Congress. PRIVY COUNCIL SENT THEM They "Will Endeavor to Be Heard by the Ways and Means Commit tee Both Are Prominent in the Liberal Party of the Dominion. Extent of Their Power. Two prominent Canadian statesmen, Sir Richard Cartwright, K. C. M. G., minister of trade and commerce, and Hon. L. U. Davies, minister of marine and fisheries, arrived In the city at 9:30 o'clock last night, from Ottawa. They are stopping at the Slioreham. They are members of the Canadian privy council, and their coming here was by order of that important body. They are prominent in the liberal party of the dominion, which lias always advo cated freer trade relations with the United States. The liberal party 1ms been out of power for eighteen years until last June, when they again resumed the reins of government, routing the conservatives, who have always frowned down any attempt to promote commerce witli America, link ing upon all advocatss ot it as disloyal sub jects of the crown. The visiting ministers have ro power to negotiate any conclusions. They come to lay before the country the ideas or the liberal party upon the tarirr and to learn the opinion of the incoming admnistratiou on the subject. It is the intention of the ministers to en deavor to formulate measures looking to ttie establishing of new tariifs on interna tional trade commodities that shall be mutually satisfactorj to Congress and the Canadian parliament. The latter l.o:ly will convene on March 11 next, and it is hoped by the ministers that tarirr measures . will be satlsractorily adjustedfo as to render it possible for the parliament to act on the same. Among the matters that will be discussed will be the Newfoundland fish trade. To a Times reporter Sir Richard Cart wright said: "Our object In coming to Washington is, in the first pluce, to see Sir Julian Pauncerotc, the British am bassador, and to confer with him on sev eral important matters afrccting Canada and the United States. While here, we propose to take advantage of the oppor tunity to see as many or the public men as possible and discuss with them the existing trade relations between Canada and tiie United States, and the possibility or making these trude relations broader and Trcer. 'The Liberalparty.whiclicameinto power in Canada last June, lias always favored the freest possible trade relations be tween the two countries, consistent, ot course, with their own fiscal independence, and before introducing their tarirr at the next session of Parliament, we desire to ascertain as far as possible the views of the American people, through their representatives, with respect to these trade relations. 'We propose to discuss the matter with them very frankly and very fully, because we believe it is a business matter whicii should be approached and disposed of in the best way. We sec no reason why the difficulties which heretofore stood in the way should not be overcome, nor why the discussion should not embrace such ques tions as the coast trade and Canadian fisheries." The distinguished visitors will hold a conference with Sir Julian Pauncefote this morning. Later the ministers will confer with Congressman Dlngley and will probably secure a hearing before the Ways and Means Committee. MARK HAXXA A "WITNESS. His Testimony Taken in a Pitts burg Libel Suit. Pittsburg. Fel). 4. Mark A. Hanna was the leading witness in a libel suit here today growing out of heated political dis cussion in tiiis country during the last campaign. Last March the Commercial Ga zette and one other journal in this city charged that State Senators Magee and Flinn were receiving money from Chair man Hanna to pay campaign expenses in this county in consideration of Uieir sup port of Major McKinley for President. The senators denied this and entered suit for criminal libel. Mr. Banna's deposition was taken and lie denied that lie ever made any sucli proposition to Messrs. Magee or Flinn. On accouat of tiie illness of one of the defendant attorneys the case was post poned until next Monday. ARRESTED FOR AX OLD CRIME. Robert Gardner Killed a Colored Excursionist Two Tears Ago. Raleigh, N. C, Feb. 4. Robert Gardner, a white man, was arrested near here today charged with killing Romolus Nell, colored, on an excursion train May 120, 1895. After Neil was shot Gardner jumped from the train and escaped. It is now' learned that Gardner has been living at Murfreesboro, Tenn., since tiiu tragedy. It is thought lie had come back to visit his people near Raleigh, when lie was arrested. Henry Wall, colored, who was shot by John Grover, white, eighteen miles from Raleigh last Saturday night, died this morn ing. Grover is in jail. TO PROHIBIT GOLD CLAUSES. Illinois Legislature Would Make Such Notes Illegal. Springfield, 111., Feb. 4. A bill prohibit ing the Insertion of gold clauses in notes, bonds and contracts and other obligations was introduced in the lower house of the General Assembly today by Representative William A. Compton of Macomb. The Democrats will support the measure and they say there arc enough silver Re publicans in the legislature to secure Its' passage. Standard Oil's Big Dividend. New York, Feb. 4. The liquidating trustees of the Standard Oil Company .will Issue ofricial notice tonight of the declaration ot a regular quarterly div idend of 3 per cent and an extra dividend ot 7 per cent.making'a total of $10,000,000 to be paid out in dividends for the last quar ter of 189G. Ivy Institute Business College, 8th and K None bettor. $25 a year, day er night. MR. CHAMP'S DENIAL. He Says No Mohev Due the Firm Has Ueen Held Up. Philadelphia, Feb. 4.The dispatch which appeared in a New York paper this morn ing under Washington- date, stating that Henry W. Cramp, secretary anu treasurer of the Cramp Shipbuilding Company, had written an "ugly.1' letter to Secretary Her bert complalning.of $.750,000 belonging to the firm being "hung up" since last July, is vigorously denied by Mr. Cramp in the following statement: t "Neither $350,000 nor any other sum belonging to the Cramp company lias been held up in the Navy Department since last July. Neither I nor any one else con nected with the Cramp company has written any letter to. Secretary Herbert in the remotest degree answering to the de scription given in the dispatch. Tiie state ment is therefore wholly false, destitute of the slightest foundation, and without even the fuintest shadow or pretext." THE HEROISM OF A MATE He Saved the Lives of the Yosemite's Crew. Two of The tn Had Broken Limbs and Were Exposed for Hours to Zero Weather. Boston, Feb. 4. The steamer Boston, from Yarmouth, N.S., which arrived this morning, brought thfcty-ihroe shipwrecked fishermen who hadi been sent home by the United States consul. The men composed the crews of the Gloucester fishingvessels, Merced, Yosemlte, Maggie and Lilllc. The crew of the Yosemlte had a fearful experience. Their vessel ran ashore during a terrible gale on Thursday .January 21, on Rum's Island, county of Shclburne, N. S. The Yosemlte fortunately grounded close to a rock. The foremast fell with a crash, the top rest ing on the rock, thus making a bridge Tor the men to climb onto the rock berore the vessel went to pieces. The mast in railing struck oneor the crew named Philander, a "native or New Found land, breaking loth Ills legs and causing Internal injuries. Capt. John McKinnon, the skipper, also had his leg broken during the terrible experience, and the crew were obliged to help him and Philander over the mast to surety. The. gale wai a; furious one, and tho cold intense, but the crew were obliged to remain exposed for twenty hours, until the following day, Friday, at 4 p. in., when the mate, Patrick Rose, took a line in his hand and swam through the dangerous sea, and after sortie difficulty, landed on terra flrma, at Little Harbor, where he began hauling ills shipmates to safety by means of the line lie had taken with him. AVlien the crew including Capt. Mc Kinnon, had reached 'thie-land, they' were' soakingwet, and. suffering dreadfully from the cold. They finally secured shelter In a fish erman's hut on Ram's Island, and re mained tiiere until the next day when the inhabitants of Slielburne went to their rescue. HEATH PROMISED A JOB McKinley Will Rcniejiiber Him With a Good Appointment. Mark Hanna May Be Postmaster General, but He Would Rather Go to the Senate. Canton, Ohio.Feb. 4. The indicationsnow are that the political Intentions of M . A. Hanna will occupy the Cabinet guessers the rest of tills week. It is. rumored here by many of Mr. Banna's Cleveland friends who have visited Canton within the last thirty-four hours that he may decide to accept the position of Postmaster General. The most generally accepted opinion is that Mr. Hanna thinks he will not be appointed to the Senate by Gov. Bushncll. An earnest effort on the part of loyal Republicans attached to both wings of the party in Ohio Is now being made to continue the harmonious relations which have existed in the State for the. last year and a half and it is by ro mentis certain that Gov. Bushncll may not at the last mo ment appoint Mr. Hanna to the Senate, Whether Mr. Hanna is appointed to tiie Senate to fill Mr. Sherman's unexpired term or not, he will be a candidate for election for the regular full term before the legislature, which is to be elected next fall, and which meets to choose a United States Senator In, January next. The visit of Gen. Alger to Canton today was not fraught with importance. He camo to present the wishes of some Michi gan friends. There was some talk about an assistant secretary of war, but nothing of a definite nature respecting this im portant appointment was done. The visit of Chairman Gowdy, of the Indiana Republican committee, was one of interest. Ho spent the day in Canton and had an extended talk with the President-elect. Mr. Gowdy says Indiana will be modest in her demands upon the President-elect, and when pressed, confessed that he would like to be appointed consul general to Paris. The appointment and acceptance some time during the night of J. Addison Porter to the position, of private secretary to the President puts a atop tofurther guess ing on that subject. Perry S. Heath of Indiana, who was a good deal talked ot in connection with the office of private secretary, came here today in response to a telegraphic message from the President elect. Mr. Heath was offered a very handsome appointment which he has long desired and which he accepted this even ing. He applied for the position several mouths ago, and Major McKinley, who lias known, him for many years, and who thinks highly ot him and the work he did in the campaign, said he was glad to be able to give him the appointmenthc wanted. Mr. McKinley.tonight said: "I have re ceived no definite wortj. yet from Gen. Goff." This statement indicates that the question ot his acceptance of a place in the Cabinet Is still, under consideration. Mrs. McKinleyis expected to return from Chicago on Saturday; Hawaiian Colonel Resigned. Honolulu, Jan. 27, via. Victoria, B. C, Feb. 4. Col. McLean, for two years in command of the military forces of this government, has resigned on account of a disagreement with the officers under him. OQLMAN'S LAWYER IS HERE He Claims the Stamp Dealer Has Done Nothing Wrong. DEPARTMENT'S HASTY ACTION The Impression That the Inspec tors Made a Mistake In Arrest ing: the Man Is Gaining Ground. Many Ways for Staums to Get Out. The impression that the inspectors ot the Postoffice Department have made a mistake in arresting Hamilton P. Col man, in New York, Wednesday, on the charge of stealing uncanceled stamps, used for bags and second-class mail matter, is gaining ground here in the official circles concerned. Yesterday afternoon a coherence with regard to the case was held between Post master General Wilson, Kerr Craigc, the Third Assistant Postmaster General, Chief Inspector Wheeler, and Inspector -Arring-ton, and -while the result was not made public, itis believed that Column's chances for release were improved by it. Postofrice officials are discovering many methods by which the stamps could get into the possession ot individuals not con nected with the department without any recourse to criminal or other illegal meth ods. It is said thaf retiring postmasters frequently abstract periodical and other stamps, cover up the matter in their final reports, and pay any deficiency out of their own pockets. Tills is done to embarrass rivals who suc ceed them in ofrice. The government loses nothing and the retiring postmaster dis poses or the periodical stamps Tor an amount sufficient to cover up his own con tribution to the Postofflce Department and perhaps makes something extra. How this can be done Is not exactly clear, but officials say it is and can be practiced. The new postmaster rinds a correct cash balance and the department lias net lost a cent, but the newcomer cannutmake the value or his stock on hand coincide with the inventory held against him in Washing ton. Only last month the department issued a warning to postmasters concerning this practice, in which it was said that post masters sell periodical stamps, and when discovered plead ignorance or the regula tions applicable. Postoffice robbers wiio know the phlletelic value of sets of periodical stamps often dispose of them to collectors. Eight hundred burglaries of postoffices occurred last year. A. C Townsend, tiie phlletelist, with whom Colrnan was associated, mainta as that Colrnan Is innocent and that proof tion among Itis associates In the GeSeTaP Land Office is excellent. "There has been a grave mistake made in the arrest ot Hamilton F. Colrnan," said Attorney Abrarn J. Rose yesterday afternoon to a representative of The Times. Mr. Rose is ex-assistant district attorney of New York, and lias been retained by Mr. Colrnan as counsel in the case now developed by the Postoffice Department. Continuing, the lawyer said: ' "Mr. Colrnan will be able to establish his innocence fully. The articles found were not postage stamps or periodical stamps. They are but proofs of an old issue which were neither stolen nor the subject of a larceny. They were obtained in a legitimate way from one or many sources." - It was learned last evening that the Postorficc Department itself is not quite sure ot their case, and it may be that further proceedings will not be instituted. One thing is certain, no further arrests have been made, and Mr. A. C. Townsend has made no attempt to elude the vigilant post office inspectors, who certainly got no information in their Interview with him as to the source of the proofs in question. It is a puzzle which will probably be dropped without solution, because ot the many ways in which the stamps could have got outot the possession ot the government. Mr. Coim.in is now outot custody, having been released on bail. Redid in reality have a sick father, and instead of coming ou to Washington when released he went direct to Cooperstown, N. Y.. to see his aged parent, who was lying at the polut of death at the time ot his son's arrest. Lawyer Rose left New York Wednesday night and came to Washington. lie is stopping at the Slioreham. Yester day morning he had a conference with Col. Wheeler, chief or the postoffice inspectors, and there is i.o doubt the result of the inter view had much to do witli the chief's reticence and testiness when asked for in formation. It seems to be a question now as how the departm ent can best crawl out ot what is regarded as a grave blunder. There seems to be no information at all leading to the suspicion that stamps have been stolen from either the Postoffice De partment or from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. On This Bible McKinley Will Swear. Xenia, Ohio, Feb. 4. Bishop B. W. Ar nett, ot the A. M. E. Church, who resides at Wilbcrforce, left here for Cincinnati last evening, to select a Bible to be used by President-elect McKinley in taking the oath of office on the 4th of March, the honor ot furnishing the Bible having been accorded thu A. M. E. Church by Maj. Mc Kinley when a number of the bishops went to see him recently. Suicide cf a Leather Dealer. Corry, Pa., Feb. 4. George Howard, brother ot tiie late leather dealer, J. W. Howard, committedsulcidabyshootinghim selt at the ofrice of the Howard tannery this afternoon. J. W. Howard fell dead in the same room a short time ago. Bad health and the the loss ot his brother is the only cause known. A Baltimore Assignment. Baltimore, Peb. 4. William II. Crawford and William C. Crawford, trading as Wil liam H . Crawford & Co., wholesale dealers in spices, etc., yesterday made an assign ment for the benefit of their creditors. The assets arc estimated at $100,000, with liabilities considerably above that figure. The Sick Senators. Senator Harris passed a very com fortable day, and was better last night than for the past two days. Senator George felt so much improved yesterday that he took a short drive. The weather was mild, and he returned greatly refreshed. Watch for town and railroad. Congress I Heights. .EDWARD GAY WHITE GUILTY. He Claimed That He Had a Right to Keep Xen'comb's Money. Baltimore, Md., Feb. 4. Edward Gay White of Richmond, Va., was found guilty today in the criminal court of the larceny of $1,000 from Horatio Dalton Newcomb of New York. Judges Harland and Wicker sat in the case without a jury, and both were on the bench today when the de cision was rendered. ..White's attorneys made a motion for a new trial. Sentence was suspended. White was charged with stealing $0,000 from Newcomb last November, nis de fense was that tite money constituted a partnership fund, and that lie could not, therefore, be convicted of larceny for auy disposition which he should make of it. The court held that $5,000 of the amount was partnership funds, but that the $1,000 alleged to have been given to White for safe-keeping was not part nership funds, and that in taking it White was guilty of larceny. WITHDREW FItOM THE K. OF L. The Tile Layers' Assembly Severs Its Counection. The Tile Layers Assembly last evening by a unanimous vote decided to sever its connection with the order of Knights of Labor. When the motion was made the master workman refused to entertain it. One of the members, itis said, then took charge and put the motion from the floor and it was carried without a dissenting voice. TO ATTEND THE LNAUGCRATIOX. Gov. Tanner, nis Staff, and the Legislature to Be Here. Springfield, Ills.. Feb. 4. A joint cora mitteeot thelegislature wasappointed today to make arrangements for the trip of the members to Washington to attend the in auguration of Major McKinley. The legis lators will go in a body, and Gov. Tanner, accompanied by his newly-appointed staff, will also represent tho State at the cere mony. TIRED OF LIFE'S TRIALS Aged Mrs. 3IcCloskey, of New Jer sey, Attempted Suicide. Her Husband Deserted Her Some Time Ago to Come to Wash ington Special to The Times. Newark, N. J., Feb. 4. Lonely and de spondent anil with want, privation aad possibly starvation staring her In the face, Mrs. Margaret M. McCloskey, whose hus band lives in Washington, D. C, attempted to 1:111 herself early this morning. r 'The women, who is aboutslxty years olii. lived In squalid apartments at No. 6 Sheridan street, in Kearny, a suburb of Newark. She jiad been living There for several months. Her husband, It is al leged, deserted her some time ago. when he secured employment in Washington. The McCIoskeys were once well-to-do, and it came hard fortho poor woman to be forced to earn her own living by doing washing and plain sewing. After a day of indisposition and de-, jpondency yesterday, M rs. McCloskey, early this morning, procured an old razor, which her husband had left behind, and cut a deep gash in her throat. The wound she Inflicted may prove fatal. Soon after the deed was committed the family in the next apartment, awakened by her groan."', went to her assistance. A. hurry call was sent for an ambulance, and the woman was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital. The physician in charge there today said that the woman's wound was very serious, considering her old age, bnt that she might recover. Mrs. McCloskey's husband could not be found in the city last night. OLD TIME TELEGRAPHERS. They Dined and Passed Congratu latory Resolutions. New York, Feb. 4.-sTTie .Magnetic Club dined at the Hotel .Manhattan tonight and passed resolutions congratulating the United States Military Telegraph Corps upon the passage by Congress of the bill recognizing the corps as a part of the Army during the late rebellion. President Johnson pre sided, and the resolutions were offered by JohnR. Van Wormer, Col. A. B. Chan dler making the address of acknowledgment onbehalfot the military telegraphers. Many old-time military telegraphers from all over the country were present, and the reso lutions were carried amid great enthusiasm. Durham to Succeed Penrose. Philadelphia, Feb. 4. Ex-Magistrate Is rael W. Durham, a prominent leader of the Quay faction of the Republican party, was today nominated by the Sixth State senatorial district convention, to fill the unexpired tenn of Boies Penrose, who was recently elected a United States Senator. The district is strongly Re publican. A Company with Big Capital. Saratoga, N. Y., Feb. 4. The Saratoga Land, .Mining and Milling Company has been organized witli a capital stock of $1,000,000 to develop an extensive mining plant in the Navajo Valley. New Mexico, where the company has secured claims ag gregating 400 acres. Banished from Cuba. Tampa, Fin., Feb. 4. Among the ar rivals by the Olivette this morning was Miss Clcinancia Arongo, sister of Gen. Arengo, of the rebels on the Island of Cuba. She was -thought to be a sympa thizer with the cause of liberty and was banished. Injured by a Trolley Car. Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 4. A four-year-old daughter ot Prof. Bowen, at Gammon In stitute, was run over by one of the Con solidated Company's trolley cars tonight. The child will probably die. Denied Pitcher Flynn's Charges. Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 4. The New York Baseball Club in common pleas court today denied all the charges made in the amended answer or Pitcher Carney Flynn, and asked for dismissal. Deaths of a Day. Rev. J. A. Brooks, ut Memphis, Tenn. Jblm T. Kilgalon, at Pittsburg, secre tary of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, yesterday. Prof. H. n. Harris, of Louisville Theo logical Seminary, at Ljnchburg, Va., yesterday. EMOIEJIE BI III A Quantity of Nitro-Glyeerine Found in the Post-Office. MANY LIVES ENDANGERED The Package Was Handled the, Same as Other Mail Matter, and It Is Considered Strange It Did Xot Explode The Author itiea Trying to Find the Sender. Enough nltrc-glycerlne to have made a wreck of the dead letter office waa turned over to that department yesterday from the city postoffice, and finally found its way into the Potomac River. The ex plosive was contained In an ordinary glass bottle, carelessly wrapped in a piece of brown paper, and no one knows to what extent ic has been roughly handled or the number of lives which it- transmission in the mails imperiled. Its original destina tion is unknown, and the name of the bender of the dangerous fluid 1b what thu p-istorrice authorities wouhi like- to as certain. Yesterday afternoon someone called up police headquarters, and giving his nama as Bryan, inquired what deposition should be made of a quantity or nitro-glycennu which had been discovered in the mails. As such matters do not come under the authority of the police, Inspector Hoi llnberger referred the matter to Fire Mar shal Drew as the only official with authority to destroy the substance. The package had been at the postofrice for some days, having come in on ou of tiie out-of-town mails, and as the ad dress had either became illegible or re moved in transit It was held the usual length of time and finally seat to the Dead Letter Office, as is the case with all uncalled-for postal matter. None of the many clerks in the depart ment who hail handled the package had any suspicions as to Its contents, and it was treatd no more carefully than ordinary matter. The wonder is thab the stuff did cot explode. When the package was opened at the Dead Letter Ofrice it did not require more than a hasty examination to ascer tain the nature of its contents, aad as waa quite natural there was somewhat of a mild sensation in the office. The explo sive was then turned over to the postoffice inspector and through his office the fire department was notified and the danger ous substance removed and destroyed. The postal laws forbid the transmission of explosives or dangerous substances through the mails, and an investigation of the matter will likely follow, but with little prospects of ascertaining anything further In regard to the sender or Vxa destination of the package. THE POPE FALVTED. His Physician Stated That He Wa in No Danger. Rome. Feb. 4. Br. Lapponi. the pope's personal physician, was hastily summoned to his holiness' bedside at 5:30 o'cioefc this morning, and found that the Pontirf had fallen into a fainting fit. from which, however, he soon reeovercd. Dr. Lapponi has assured inquirers that the faintnesd of the pope Is ims a serious matter, as latterly, in consequence of his advanced age, he has frequently had such spells. Nevertheless the doctor has for bidden that his holiness hold any reccpr tions for the present. OUTLAW3KILLED AX AGENT. Gen. Thomas Said to Have Keea Shot During an Attack. Guthrie, Okla.. Feb. 4. The report was received here this afternoon that about dark last nigh: a gang of six or eight bantlit s attempted to robthegovernmentoffieesai.il general store3 at Sac and Fox agency, and in the battle whica rouowedonejtiaw and three other men were killed, antung the dead being Gen. Thoma. the Indian agent, formerly of Atlanta, Ga. At Shawnee, which is the nearest tele graph station to the agency, the same re-, port is current, but no particulars can te obtained, and the reports cannot be veri fied. SUGAR PEOPLE TO SELL COFFEE. Another Chapter in the Have uieyer-Arbucfcle War. Trenton, N. J., Feb. 4. The Americai Cofrce Company was incorporated todayf with a capital stock or $100,000. The incorporators are Henry O. Havu meyer, John E. Searles, John E. Parsons and Theodore llavemeyer. His Life Twice in Danger. Lancaster, Pa.. Feb. 4. Marcus Butcher, the negro wli entered the house or Elmer Sehner, at Columbus, a week, ago, and as saulted Mrs. Sehner, was given a hear ing today, and was twice in peril of his life, once from the husband ottho injured womnn, who tried to shoot him. and once from the rury or a crowd. He was safely landed in jail. Expelled f rotii the Exchange. New York, Feb. 4. Edgar D. Thom burgh, a stock broker, at No. 100 Broad way, was expelled from the Consolidated Stock and Petroleum Exchange by tho boar.l ot directors today Tor 'bucket shopping." The Czar Sent Ribbons. Berlln.Teb. i. The Emperor Alexander's Regiment, so named for the late Czar of Russia, paraded in the Lustgarten today and received ribbons which Czar Nicholas h.ffl sent to decorate the standards. The parade was attended by Emperor William and a number of high officials. Telegraphic Brevities. The loss by the burning, carjv this morning, ot James A. Boyd's tobacco factory, .at Richmond, was about $40,000; fully covered by insurance. William Berri was appointed by Mayor Wurstcr, of Brooklyn, yesterday, as bridge trustee, to fill the unexpired term of the late James Howell, who was president ol the board ot bridge trustees. Two moonshiners, prisoners In the Af lanta Jail , escape d last ni ght. S hcrif f Nel ms discharged the Jailor and two guards, who were on duty when the escape occurred. The mission ot Mr. Mange, director of the Panama Canal Compuuy, to Jamaica for the purpofe ot obtaining laborers ta ork on the canal, has been successful. The men that he has secure11 wm be paid $1.20 currency per day.