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The dally advertisement, of many Important bnMnehs hou.ses may be a little smaller than they were two years ago; but don't the suc cessful ones keep them up with regulaiUyv Surelv. They don't run the risk of stopping them. The TIMES' cir culation last week was 223,516 THE LARGEST IN THE CITY. vol. m. sro. i,056 WASHnSTGTTOST, D. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1897 EIGrHT PAGrES 02TE CENT PROBIHG THE SUGAR TBUST The lexow Committee Begins Its Inquiry in New York. THEO. HAYEMEiER CALLED He Testified That Ills Company Pioduced 75 Pei Cent of the Out put in the United States "Would Not Engage in Any Business lhat Did Not Pay 1G Per Cent. New York, Feb 5 The special legislative committee appointed to investigate the bubject of trusts met in this citv tedat Senator Leiotv is chairman 11.0 Have meter and Theodore A Havemejer, the heads of the American Sugar Refiner Company, were on hand, ha ing been sub poenaed as w Uncles Theodore A Hav emej er was called as tlie first witness He Mid the compant was organized in .'ch Jeiscyin IfcSl and he was its tice president. Trior to that time he vva; connected with the sugar companies which wire amalgamate.! in 1S91, cirlit in all Iu repl. to a qui stun nb to whether lie had not rcccntlj been led it to tt e manu facture of coffee, lie slid he was connected with tht. "Wooton Spice and Coffct Com panj in Otuo Witness denied tiiat his company controlled the sut,ar maikct or flied ttie price of sugar lit (.aid there were about eight suinr companies bclde the one lie. represented The Ameiicaa Sugar Refiner) Conipan) , he said, pro duced 75 per cent of the sugar manu factured in the United States Hjs com panv liad increased iu stock since lSHl by S2o,0o0,000 to purchase other com panics He went into the coffee business bt cause he thought it was prcttv good business The American Sugar K fineries Company, the witness .aid, li id no connection with the coffct "ompanv Senator Lexow diced ttie fact that the Havemevcrs and John E Scarks filled equivalent positions In the American Coffee Couipunt , as the) did in the American Sugar Refiner) Corn pan j The witness admitted that in additun to the 12 per cent dividend since 181U there may have been an accumul ited sur plus of Mock Ho could not snv whether It liad nicreaseel from $9,000,000 to'$13, 200,000 "Witness declared he would not go into a business unless it paid lt per cent profit Heny O Havcmcyer then tcok the Ptand He said he was president of the American Kefmeries Compant, of New Jer-ev "You control now the product and pi lee of refmi d ujrnr in the United States ' ' asked Sender Lcxow. "c undcsibtcdlv do," replied Mr Have mover, in a ten emphatic voice "And jou do it bj reason of tht con olidation" 'We do it simply from the fact tint we own property tint cm lefme so much sugar' Mr Havemcter pauscdamoment and then aid "Audit ma as well be recoided now th tt wlten we eontrolled 93 per cent ol the sup ir market of the United States the Supreme Court decided it was pcrfcctlv legal for us to do so " In replv to another question he said his conipanv did not Compete v ith Mr Spreckels "We never sent nuv sugar Wct of the Missouri," s ndIr Have nt jer "llispurelv am itterofgcogiaphv Where the sugar would cost us 1 1 2 cvnts tlien , it costs Mr Spreckels half a cent " The witness Mid that the American Suj,ar Refineries Compain did not prevent anjbodv from competing, and that it coald not be called a monopo'j Mr Hntemevcr said that he considered tint tnc coffee business was a good one, and that was the reason the) purchased the Woolson Comp mv, in Ohio "Do jou think the coffee business pre Fents .is alluring a field as the sugar business"" Yes. sir. I propose to carry on the coffee business just o v e have dom the sugar business, ho that imttncl f getting three or four cents a pound profit which I as pre ailed for )car, the public, will get the benefit of hilf a cent profit, and wc will also get a magnificent return for our investment " John ii buckle was called licit He said that toe books of the company, Ai buckle Brothers, would show that they were still buiing sugar from the American sugar refineries con pan's He aKo testified th it after the hid determined to build a sugar refmer,u director of the American Sugar Jietmenes Companj, in speaking to 1 tin about it sua "How would ou like u- to go into the coffee routing business'' ' I felt it was an iiup'id threat that if w e went on w ith the building of our sugai refinery, the 'oukl go into the eolfee business," Mid Mr Arbtickle James N Ganej, a partner in the firm f Arbuckle Compim, testified tint the nunc of the director w ho had thccon ersa tionwithMr Arbuckk wasF u Matihieson The comcrsation occurred in September last I.ov ell M Palmer, of the Amirican fciu,nr Refineries Compam,' In said, 'came to mcand said 'If jou sartrcfium sugar wc will go into the coff e business, and the llaumojir1! hac morc milliors thin the Ai buckles ' ' At tills juncture H O. Haemeycr asked permission to make a j-tatement "I want to say that Mr Palmer had no authority Troni the American Sugar Refineries Cem panj to make such a statement, if he did bo" Mr Gareyjumpe 1 up and said "I would like to sjij th it "V ilham F McLaughlin, a member of a competing film from Chi cago, called on me and said that one high In the sugar trust ga e him authontj to pa j that if wc went out of the sugar busi es the Haimcycrs would go out of the ffee business Mr. Hacnicer again jumped up and said hcitcdly. 4,1 den that the Ilacmeers gae an authontj to that gentlemau to make tiiat statement " At this Juncture Chairman Lcow di xcctetl the stenographer to enter on the record that Mr. Searles had not jet ap peared 4 If Mr Searles falls tomorrow," he said, 'the full rigor of the law and the authority of the legislature will be Inyoked to secure Lis attendance ' With this threat the committee adyiurned until tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock Mr. TucRer'a Condition. Lexington, Va., Feb 5 Hon Randolph Tucker has been veryEick since yesterday morning, and his condition Is reported us being very unfavorable tonight. Watch for tow n and r'dlroad Heights Congiesfa SUGAR GHOIVIXG JX FLORIDA. The St. Cloud Plantntion Pui chased by n Cuban Syndicate. Baltimore, Feb 5 A special to the Manufacturers' Record, fiom Kisslmmec, Fid , sas that the extensive St Cloud Sugar Plantation, near that place, has been purchased bj a sjnd'cate of Cubans, that the capacitj of the sugir mill will be doubled at once, and 2,000 acres of cane v ill be planted this fall The St Cloud plantation w as established bj the late Hamilton Disston, of Phila dilplnn, who undertook the development of sugar grow mg in Florida on a laige scaie He invested a quarter ot a million dollars In a sugar null The Cubniib will take possession as soon as the comejance p ipers ha e been completed '1 he purchase is regarded as the most impoitant move inenr ever made m Florida, looking to the eh vclopmcnt or sugar producing interests of that State A FAT PLUM FOll PKHHY HEATH. He "Will Bo Consul General nt Pails. Anderson, Ind , 1 eb "Before leaving on a trip South this morning National Re publican Committeeman W 1 Durblii, wiio is also a member of the evecutiv e comnut mittee , said to a correspondent of the United Asoeiateel Prcbses You in ij announce upon mj authority tint Ferrj S Heath has been tcndcicd t' e place of consul genenl to Paris and has accepted J K Govvdv, chairman of tue I ndi ma Republican committee, has been tenen red a first class foreign mission You mav give me as autlontj for this state ment ' Mr Durbmvisited Canton a few el ij sago in companj with Senator e lect Fairbanks A PECULIAR BANK FAILURE Some Sleight-of-Hand Work With Its Surplus. The Cnshlei of the Gient Falls, Mont., Institution "Was Specu lating for Otheis. Great Tails, Mont , Teb 5 'ihe North western Nat'onal Bank of this eitj f.illi d to -open its doors this morning, and it Ib said that the directois h ie discovered a dtfak-iUnn of about ?27,000. Ihe cisuier is B 1) Hatcher One report sajs the monej vyas in the vaults jesterdi and was missing th's morning F icts are hard to obtain ow ing to the reticence of the bank officials 'Ihe Northwestern had a c ipital of $2r)0,000, ami an ad crust d surplus of 550,000 Thomas Couch, G M Hjams, Frank Kleptko, and other prominent stockholelers in the Boston and Montana, and Butte and Boton Mining compinies are members of the boird of dinctoro of the bink, and " G Conrad, a Great Falls capitalist, ,s president of the institution Inesti,riltou sbows that the trouble arosj out of i recent sale of slock, w herebj the Conr.id Brothers disposed of holelings to R D Hatcher, who claimed tort pr sent F. istern parties The put chase monej , amounting to some 1SO,000, w is paid to the Conrads, ami was suppose el to come from Hatcher's clients Nothing fuuhcr was known of the matter until it w a dis co-vered that $177,000, which the Niith western bank had in tiie Globe National Bank or Boston, had disappe ered The transfer of the monej irom the Globe National to a New lork bink was know n to the dirtctois, but Hatch had said that officials of that bank were among the purchasers, and it was supposed tlut the mom j transfened cimc from them Last night President Coram arrived from Boston and related the condition of affairs as far as the Globe National was con cerned The North w estcrn books show a credit tlerc of $177,000, while the Globe Ni tional books show a small overdraft At a n ejetiug or the directors held last night, it was decided to close the bank pending an in estigation The last st tte ment of the bank shows deposits-?397 ,391, assets about $730,000 'ihe bank officers sa there is no doubt but that depositors will be paid in full There is no trouble in other banks so far. snoi nnisriLr ox a gravi:. A Younu Gernnn Committed Suiciele Because His rinncee Died. English, Ind , Feb 5 Just after noon todaj Alcis Gasvin, a joung man of Bremen, Germain, committed suicide upon the grave of Miss Corinna Peters, at White Sulphur, near here Gasm arrived jesttrday, expecting to marrj Miss Peters, and was told that she hatl died of consumption tin re weeks ago He seemed stncl en with grief, and wan dered gloonnlj about, finallv going to the cemetery, where he shot himself He will be bined here ind his friends in Germanj notified THE KLOPERS REIURNED. Two Membeis of Philadelphia's Swell Set Back Fiom Honolulu. San Francisco, Cal . Feb D Mrs C C Pincknej orrIs and Cavalier Smith, both well-known in Philadelphia, who eloped during the latter part of December, ar riyed from Honolulu todaj on the steamer Citj of Peking and are registereik-at the California Hotel as ' Mr and Mrs Smith " The Ship Foundered anil Crew Lost. Lonelon, Teb 5 The German steamer Africa, Capt Segelken, which sailed from Antw erp, Tebruary 3, for New Orleans, has returned to Flushing, having been damaged in cilllsion In the Roads with the Nor wegian ship Snga, fiom Buenos Ajrcs, for Hamburg The Saga v anished m the thick fog which prevailed Tart of her crew were picked up bj the steamer It is supposed that the Saga foundered and tiiat the remainder of her crew were lost Siamese and Trench Fighting. Pans, Feb 5 The Echo De Pans asertB that fighting has begun on the Siamese frontier betw een the nativ cs, uiulcr French protection, and the Siamese The date of the fighting is not gien, no details are furnished and confirmation of the report is not obtainable. His Head Blown Off. Scranton, Pa , Feb 3 While ei.ca ating the foundation-for a house at Smithville, near Avoca, today, John Leketur, who was tapping a charge of giant powder, had his head blown off by Its premature ex plosion Tw o other w orkista were badly injured. 1. COLHIH IS AT HOME He Reached Here from New York Last Night. WILL NOT 3IAKE A STATEMENT He Refeneel a. Tunes Reporter to nis AttoinejH Postofflco ln hpectoih Trying to Discover Evi dence Against Him New Yoilteis Ordered His Arrewt. Mr Hamilton F Colin in, the general land office clerk, who was arrested in New York several dajs ago on the charge of unlawfullj lining gov eminent stamps in his possession, arrhtd in Washington jesfrdaj evening A repoiter of The limes called at his home, 1011 Seven te nth street, last night, abou 1 9 30 o'clock, and seelngllghts burning brigh'lj hi the h ill and several or the rooms, gentlj pulled the beli After waiting about a minute and recenmg no rebponse, the reporter gave the b' 11 another e ibj vank and heard It tinkling merrilj in the hall No response After several lustj pulls the leporter still remained st Hiding at the door Thei. follow ed a performance that w oukl have put the Swiss bell ringers to shame, the reporter pulling with one hand on the bell and pounding loudlj on the door with the other Aftfcr about fifteen inln utes of this continuance performance, the reporter desisted, and took a shoit walk On his return he. found that the light in the hall had been cMinguinhed Then followed .i repetition of the first perforin auce, with asliglitincrenseof the knocking variations "When almost rcadj to give up m despair, the repoiter heard soft footfalls coining down the stairs The door was partlv opened anel a man's voice inquired What do jou want"' "Is Mr Colman in"" po'itclj asked the reporte r , ' Yes ' Maj I see him, please ' The door was opened a little wieler, and the elim light showed a gentleman with a pointcil be ird fullj elresseel, with the ex ception of shoes I m sorrv , but I'm about to retire and cannot see you," said the gentleman. "Is this Mr Colman-" 'Yes, sir " "Well, Mr Colman, I'd like to have a talk with vou " "Who is if" "A reporter from The Times " "Well sn, I have nothing to snj If vou want to talk, vou mustf-ee mv attornevs, .Mr Rose, of New ork, or Mr Fox " All this occurred In a erj short space of time, the reporter standing m the stoops and the door graduallj closing upon him, .is though It was renrcel he might push in ' When did jou n turn, Mr Colman' ' 4 This evening," and the eloor came to with a bang, and the bolt was shot from the inside App irentlj the Postoffice Department officials aie verv inictive regarding the case It is claimtel, how ev ci , th it some ot the liisj ctors are not so np itln tic as thev appear The inspection office has been urged onward to discover anj further evl deuce w hick might rev cal something w rong in the possession of the proof sheet stuiips found upon Mr Colman hat has been learned in this direction is a personal secret held bv the Inspectors and tlcir elder, Col "Wheeler, who now seems more satisfied with the ense than he did the first d ij after the arrest Oue thing Is certain, the arrest w ns not ordered from this clt, but was the work or the New York office, andthedtpai tin ent branch here Is smiling quietlv because if there has beeii a mistake it is not of their doing but that of the New York men The department, how ever, is notprtpaied to let the case drop easilj, anel it is un derstood Is endeavoring to find a wa in which the arrest can be backed up at the hearing net Wcdncsdaj in New York be fore Commissioner Shields It Is not generallj believed that the proof sheets were stolen, anel even at the Postoffice Department it is believed that Mr Colman obtained them legitimatelj ASSAULT LD 1 TIE SALOONKEEPER Champion Pnt Racily Ai tested on u Seiious Chaige. Pat Racdj , the champion prize fighter of the District, waa airesteel last night for assaulting Saloonkeeper John Bruggcr. w hose place of business is undt r the Anon Hall, on Eighth street Pat was with his backer, Jim Reillj , and both of them hael been drinking Thej became boisterous in the saloon anel wore ordered out Raeelj seized a long iron bar and beat the saloonkeeper over the head, and then gave the man a scere k'ck in the abdomen which relied hlra to the floor In the general free-forall fight which followed much ot the furniture and sev eral nll.able pictures in the saloon were smashed and all the windows in the front of the building were broken When Officer Tomkins arrived Raeelj had made his escape, but was captured bj Policeman Miller at Seventh and D streets Raedv was badlj cut up and blood v,as streaming from several cuts on his head The men were held on the charge of destroying private propertj,and further to awaltthe result of Brugger's injuries, which it is feared maj be- serious, as a reult ot the blows and kicks which he received from Raedy. HANNA HAS NOT ACCEPTED. Although He nad a Long Talk "With President-Elect McKiuley. Canton, Teb 5 Mark Hannaspeat three hours with Major McKinlcj this after noon, and then coutrarv to original ex pectations returned to Olcv eland Mr. Hanna said there was no warrant for the report that he had accepted the position of Postmaster General Piclcler Neaily a Senator. Pierre, S D , Feb 5 In the joint ses sion of the legislature today the 'vote was as follows Pickler, 51,Kjle, 31, Goodjkoontz, 23, Plowman, 10, Wicks, G, scattering, 3 The Kjle men tried to get a second ballot, but failed Pugilist Sullivan's Debts. Boston, Feb 5 John L Sullhan, ex champion pugilist, had Ills application to take the poor debtor's oath discontinued todaj, an arrangement out of court hav ing been made with the creditor. Ivy Institute Business College, 8th and K J None better. 25 a jcar, day or night. KNEEBS SOON TO BE TREE. Sentenced to Soro l,vo "Mouths and Paj n Smnll Fine. Berlin, Teb C ThemucU di'ctisseelKnecbs racing case camo up berore the public prosecutoi here todaj for Tina! settlement Kneebs was arrested some time since on a charge of "ringing In" the well known American horse Bethel under the name or Nellie Kneeb He had secureel frequent postponements otthe case, but was todaj eonvicted ' The court e'erided that Kneebs hael been guiltv or fraud, ordered that the horse be seized and scutenceju the prisoner to nine months' Imprisonment, of which term scen months that Kill ehs has be n In custody shall be 'conslllered as part of sentence Kneebs was! alho fined 1,000 marks, and condemned to lose his cimI lights for two -j ears ICneehs reserves the right to appeal rrom tjhe decision QUEEN LIL SANG OF LOVE A Concert in Her Apartments at the Shorehain. Her "Mnjestj Plucked the Autohaip "With Consummate Skill Plajed Her Own Compositions. At the Hawaiian concert given jesterdaj afternoon bv e Queen Lilluokaliini in her apirtmcnts at the Shorehain, her majestj sang two numbers, one a native song, and the other an original composition She accoinpinicd herself In each instance upon the autoh irp, which she plajs with skill The original hour set tor the concert vv .is 4 .10 o'clock, but owingtotheeng igements ol Miss Ilillborii who was one or the per formers, It was arranged lo begin at J Miss Hillborn' pitted prettllj upon a dinilnutle stringed instrument populir among the natives, and adapted to their folk songs, several of which Bhe bang A gultir number was also given bj Mr. llilelulu, of the queen's biilte. The small audience present consisted or Repiesentativ e Hillborn and wire, 1 rens urer Morgan and familj, and Senator Peikins, or California, v.ho In dujs past h isbeeiieiitcrtaluedatllawallbj theemecn Her irajestv wore a handsome toilet of black silk over whlcu w is thrown a black velvet cloak 1 his arternonn she will receive the pupils of the National Park Scinlnurv, of Forest Glen, in the banquet hall or the Shoreham MliCHLLL MAY WHUDHAW. His Follow eiH "Want to Pioceed A ith Legislative YVoik. Sale m, Ore , Feb 5 The senate and house nit In joint session at noon No quorum btlng present sin adjournment w as taken until tomorrow There Is ti strong feeling among Mitchell's followers that he should w ithflravYi nt once and a mote w ill shortlj be mnde"to lneluce him to do so anil allow the legislative work to proceed DR. J. R. HAMBLETON DEAD He Passed Away at the Pro idence Hospital Yesterdaj Afternoon. He Had Been Known Fnmillnilv In Washington foi Nearlj Thirty Yea i s Sketch of HiH Life. Dr James Poindevter Hambltton died jesterdaj afternoon at 6 o'clock at Provi dence Hospital, to which institution he was l emoted In the morning from his late and Jong place or residence, the Owen House He contracted a set ere case of grip about ten davs ago, his death doubt less being hastened bj the fact of his age of set entj tears Dr Hnmbleton hnd been know n fannl iarlj in "Washington foi nearlj thlitj vears During this time he made the ac quaintance of scoies of peop'e in all w alks of life, and especially among the poli ticians from the South As the passing of a landmark, and from his extended social relations the death of t)is venerable gen tlennn will be a circumstance of legretful interest in the citj. Dr Hambleton was born in Pittsvlvania county , Va , Nov ember 16, 182S He came of familj of the bed roek stock of the Old Dominion His father was a phtsician, and his grandfather was a phjsiciin in the Colonial arm' "len quite a joung man he moved to Dado couutt, Ga , to practice his pio ression and there he married a ladj of considerable wealth ""A lieu the civ il w ar broke out Dr Hambleton was a member or the Georgia legislature Joining the arn j lie was made surgeon of the bngade formed in the noith west counties of Georgia and was attached more directlj to the regiment which artcrward became famous as Col Gordon s, the Col Gordon who after ward became United Stales Senator He, w ith the comm md to w Inch he w as at tached, s iw the hardest service or the war. under Stouew all Jackson, and upon jthe surrendei, he returned to Georgia and re-entered the political field Upon the 'reconstruction" of Georgn he ran for Congress, claimed the election, but the Committee on Privileges and Elections reported against him, in 18G8 He came to Washington as a permanent place of residence during Grant's first term, one of. his objects then being the prosecution of a cotton claim, which has Ialtlj been adjudicated in his fayor bj the Court ot Claims , Dr. Hambleton held office under several administrations, but fc is generallj be lieved that his outspoken and constant ad herence to the "lost cause" pretented him from retaining his positions He was so enthusiastic a secessionist that he named one of his sons John Wjlkcs Booth Three sons are now living, one in Florida, and two in Texas, one otthe latter holding a place in the customs service at Galveston Since the death of Us wife here some years ago, Dr Hambleton had liv ed at the Owen House He had a fairly good prac tice, but not productive of the large means he enjoyed when he was a fiiend of the politicians and w hen the politicians were his friends The news of the death of Dr Harhble ton was telegraphed to bis immediate rela tives last evening. The information was given from Providence Hospital last night that the body would be sent to Spindler's undertaking establishment last night or this morning, when the arrangements for the funeral, whicb vvW take place at 1 I o'clock this afternoon, will be madfe ST The Lawyer Repudiated hy the Veteran Association. l STRONG RESOLUTION ADOPTED Hard Names Applied to 3Ir. Cleve land's Nominee for District At torney HIh Conduct During the Campaign Denounced Senator Hoar Said to Oppoae Confii unition. Mr Henry E Davis maj or maj not be confirmed as United States District At tornsj If he is it will be against the pro test of one or the oldest, if not the oldest, Democratic organizations In the United States A special meeting of the Jack son Democratic Association was held last night at Mejers' Hotel, Pennsylvania avenue, between Four-and a half and SKth streets, for the purpose of taking action on Mr Davia' nomination Presie'ent James L. Norris occupied the chair, with Nat Sardo as secretarj It was not miny uioirenth after Mr Norns rapped the meet ing to order that Mr R E L W hitc arose anel orfered the following resolution ' Whereas, It has come to the rotlce of the Jackson Democratic Association that Henrj E Davis has been nominated for district attornej for the District or Colum bia R solved, That It is the nnc of the assodatloii that the appointment afore said is entlrelj as a reward for political trcacherj and that this associate n cx presb its solemn protest against his con firmation " Mr White made a most vigorous speech in favor of lis resolution llr said that it the resolution was not adopted the a elation would stultirj Itself and v.oukl be untrue to the cause or true Democracj He had no personal grievance against Mr Davis, but lit denounced his course In the late campaign In the severest language. Mr Jesse W Whltaker characterized Mr I) iv is ns a traitor to Democracj, and ap pealed to his frlenels to use their utmost endeavors to defeat his confirmation "Grovor Cleveland," said Mr John C "W hlttikindt, "'seems to take a spe( ial dt light in cutting off the orflt'al heads of true, faithful, Democrats and rewarding traitors ThU Is not a light bo much against Mr. Davis as it is a light against Cleveland and all thatClevcland stands for Mr Davis lb a clever t ntltinau person nil j, a good friend, an able lawjer, and all that, but ho was guilt j of ptrfidv to his part), and should be turned down I will gl idlj record mjseir in favor of Mr va hlte's resolution " Mr George Killeen spoke in the same strain nc said the Jackson Association should go on record as opposing the con firmatiou of Mr Davis and all other men who aided in the election of Air AldCinlev "This association," he said, should go on record Tor the benerit of the rest of the countrj as opposed to part) treachtrj and party pcrNdj " The venerable Jesse F Alaun, the oldest member ot the association, made an elo quent and earnest speech foi the resolu tion He said Air Davis ought not to receive a single Democratic vote, and he doubted if he would Col Thomas B Kalbfus sahl he prercrred a Republican to a renegade Democrat, and championed the passage or the resolution Piesklcnt Norrls belieted Air Davis' nomination would be rejected beciuse he invaded the States or Alarvland and Vir ginia and denounced as traitors .md re pudiators the men who supported the regular Democratic ticket He thoJght the resolution should be adopted Air Norris took occasion to den the storv that he had been at the Capitol lobbj ing against Davis S'nce that publication, however, he said, he had received a big batch of letters rrom old line Democrats of the District demanding that I e do all in his power to defeat Mr Davn Air F B Keefer made a short speech, In which lie denounced the act of the admin Istration In appointing Mr Davis Dr Charles Allen, Mr John A Clarke and Air Robert Hoj spoke against the resolution Dr Allen made a motion to laj the resolution on the table This was voted down "Now," said Chairman Norris, the vote lb on the adoption of Air "White s rc-olu tion Those in favor will aj ate, tho-e opposed no " There were just two noes, and Air Henrv E Davis' nomination for District Attornej was repudiated bj his fel'ow Democrats The negative votes were cast bj Dr Allen and Air Hov Air Hoj, out of order, said if it was the purpose ot the association to indorse anj one for District Utornev he asked that It iiulorse Mr John A Clarke Air Clarke denied that he was a candidate, and asked that no action be takeu on Mr, Hov's proposition President Norris, said the meeting had been called for a specific purpose that of taking action on Air Davis' nomlna tion, and ruled Mr Hoj's motion out Among the prominent members of the association present w ere Jesse F Mann, T A" Norman, W B Fleming, Robert Hot , Dr Charles Allen, R E L "W lute, Charles Pettlt, Frank. Ncunon, George Killeen, Carl AVollock-, John A Clarke, H AY Rowell, Nat Sands, J II Ahitaker, Charles H Turner, Thomas B Kalbfus, J O Wlthkindt, Joseph Coombe, F B Keefer, John W T Davis Capt Thomas H Kalbfus, the chairman of the District Democratic central commit tee, was at the Senate yesterdaj m con bultation with Democratic members of that body The captain urged his friends to hold up the nomination "I am a Democratic member of the judiciary committee," said Capt Keilbrus to a Times reporter after the meeting, "and was astonished to learn from him that he intended to vote for Air Davis I re minded him that organizTd Democracy not only m the District but throughout the country, was opposed to Air Davis' con firmation I was unable to move the Senator I now think that Mr Davis will be confirmed " Il Henrj Davis is confirmed it will be due to the frieudlj offices of Senator Arthur Pue Gorman Air Gorman, it is said, is using his influence to bring about confirmation It was reported last night that Senator Hoar would join with Senators Tugh and Daniel in opposing Mr Davis If this is the case, Mr Davis' chances for confirmation are slim, indeed A JJicycle Firm Assigned. Sjracuse, N Y, Feb 5 The Syracuse Manufacturing Company weuf into the hands of a receiver today Liabilities $76,000, assets nominal, $105,000, assets, $150,000 The companj manufactured hardware specialties and bicjclea. AIRb. RODRIGULZ RELEASED. AVeyler nad Impiisoncd Her for Aiding the Insurgents. Havana, Feb. 5 Senora Eva Adan Rodriguez, wife of a rebel colonel, who vyas brought here )esterday as a prisoner on the steamer Mauucla, from Ncuvitas.and lodged in the house of refuge, was re ie ised today She Is an American citizen and at the time of her arrest the govern- i ment promised that bhe would be set at llbert) Upon the representations made bj Consul General Lee she was released from custod). Dr Gasper Betancourt, who It was an nounced )esterda), had been liberated upon his acquittal of the charge of aiding and abetting the rebels, is still umler ar rest, and will remain in custod) until cer tuin formalities are complieel with It is said, hovveter. that he will be released in a da) or two HIS OPINION A DISAPPOTAIENT. Cnrdinnl Vaughn'-. Pnpoi's Silution of the Alunitobu school Question. London, Teb 3 The Tablet, the chief Catholic organ of Great Britain, owned and managed b) Cardinal nugran, pub lishes an article toda upon the Alanitoba , EChool question, in whicn it sayfc. I "Hon Edward Blake's opinion is a sail disappointment It is now clear that the- j best course or the Cat holt's is to support Premier Liurkr in tr)Iug to carrj ncgo I tlations with Alanitoba to a Succe8rul I conclusion" I The Tallict advocates the appointment ' or an apostolic delegate to Canada, v ho ought to te able to focus Catholic opinion to formulate a Catholic unlteil demand and so erfect a final settlement of the difficult). TURKS SHOT CHRISTIANS English and French Marines Landed to Protect Consulates. Island of Crete Again the Scene of Alassacres House, Burned and the Inmates Alurelered. London, Feb o A dispatch to the Cen tral New s from Athens savs that desperate fighting has occurred between the Giris tlans and Alohammedans In the Island of Crete The Ahissulmans have set fire to the cit) of Canea, and the place la no.v tanning The cit) Is in a state or anarchy and a Christian is not sare anv where. Muny Christinns who had locked themsidycs in their house were driven out bj the flames onlv to meet death at the hands of the Turkish soldiers, who shot them down at tight A number or Chnsti ins have succeeded m f hiding refuge on the v.arships in tlie harbor, but the outlook for those still in the citj is verv precarious The situation is so critical that marines have been laneied from the Brifsb and Freich warships to protect the consulates ot theli respective governments. A later ehspatch sajs that the Christian quarters n Canea have been almost to tal1) elestroyed ThevarlousconsuJatesare crowded with fugitiyes. The tlispuch further sajs that fully 300 persons have been killed in Canea Man) or them lost their lives while attempting to reach the warships Advices received rrom various souices confirm the stories of the disturbances iu Crete and of the killing of Christians. The various reports inellcate that in the firt instance the Christians were as full) to blame js the Mussulmans The Athens corresponelent of the Dad. News eats that the consuls have arrived at Canea and have sent messages, de claring tl at the situation is 1 opeless He adils that the mast intense excitement prevails in Athens M Delynannis, the prime minister, au nounced in the chamber toi'a) that the government, at the instigation of the king had ordered two warships to proceed to Canea lmmediatclv, und that other war ships woulel follow them The statement vyas receivetl with the vvililest enthusiasm ind with acclamations for the union oi Greece and Crete A TORPLDO BOAl'S FAST RUN. The Hei reshoff Have Succeeded in Breaking All Recoids,. Newport, R I , Feb o Torpedo boat No t, as a preliminarv to her official trip was spcedeel todaj for upwards of an hour and a quarter, during which she made eight runs over the govrnment measured line and developcel a mean speed of 28 76 knots Her best speed over the course for two runs, once against anil once with the t'de, gave the remarkable mean of just twentv nine knots For the inniutlcal mind 't might b added that this remarkable boat was to day making just short of thirty three stat ute miles tin hour, and atn gait of a nule In 1 minute 59 1 2 seconds for her best speed SPENCER MAY. SUCCEED DEPEW. The Latter Arranging for n Diplo matic Appointment. Boston, Feb 5 A State street gentle man savs C P Clark will go out of the New York, New Haven and Hartford.and Chaunccv M Depew will go out ot the New York Central and be succeeded b) Samuel Spencer Notoiious Ciook Captured. Erie, Pa , Feb 5 John Trlvoski, a dan gerous criminal, has been identified as the man who, with another, has been holding up belated peelcstnans He is the man who rubbed and then shot Levi .Montgomery, a railroad man, who lies In a dying condition at St Vincent's Hospital Dynamite Dried Too Fast. Whitehall, N Y . Feb 5 While attempt ing to thaw out some dynamite in a store this artcrnoon at Smith's Basin, N V.. two Italians were blown to pieces and two others were fatally uijureel The men were working on the Champlain Improve ment A TeMtlmoninl Presented. The A'enczuelan minister presented Frei dent Clev eland and Secretary Olney yes terdaj a testimonial from the governor and people ot the A'enczuelan State ot Zulla in toknnof their appreciation of the efforts made to bring about a peaceable settle ment ot the British Guiana boundary dis putes 12-Inch StoeK Hoards SI Per 100 Ft. Libbey & Co , Ctk st and New ork ave. THE TRIUII HnVAUHDSLIDE Passengers on the 3It. Yeraon Road Had a Narrow Escape. HAPPENED AT FOUR MILE RON The Car-j Were Filled YVIth Alex andrians "Who Had Been to the Theaters in Ihis City Conductor Allen Injured Ihe Rest .Lseaped "With Slight Urulaea. Tram No 271 on the Washington, Alex andria and Mount Vernon electric rcwd, which left Penns)lvanla avenue and Thlr-tecn-and a halt street, in thib cit), ut 11 JO o'clock. last night. In charge of CoiidiictorDouglassAllen.AiotariiianGregg. and Trollevman Davis, met with a rather remarkable accide at, which narrowly es caped resulting seriously to a large number of nassengers Just after rounding tie curve at Four-mile Run, a short distance north of the power-house at that point, the train crashed at almost rull speed into a large lanelsllde- and toti. the muti.r car and the trailer, or which the train was composed, were ti rowu from the tracks On board the tram were eighty passenger-, bound for Alexanelrm, as the tram left just at the time the' theaters were ot.t, and the majority or those on board had been to some one of the plays. It W little) less th in a miracle that none of the passen gers werese riousi) injured. At the point on the road where the land slide occurred the trams usually run at full speed, and as the night was dark it was J in possible for Alotorman Greggto s-o very far ahead of his car. As soon as he had rounded the curve and when within about twent) feet or the landslide he ob served In the light or the headlamp soma large obstruetion directly across the track He immediate!) shut off the current and applied the airbrakes, m.t the distance vyas too short and the morrentiim of tre tram too grtat for it to come to a full stop until the car crashed into the em bankment Only for tin- prompt action ot the motorman and the fact that the air brakes operated successfully, a more e ri'uis calamity wornd have resulted T' tre was the most intense excitement among the passengers, vbo were thrown from their seats anel considerably sbfckeu up by the sudden stop The motor car. No. 13, was tilted iqion ics sides anil a nnmlier of vlndovvs broken, while the scattering glass fiew about in the car, anil the dark ness, as he lights went out as sotmas the traia left the track, combmeel to create a g iOI sizeel panic among the passengers. Word was at once spnt to the power house and a number of men came to the rfs"ue Conductor Allen, in charge of the train, was the only eaie badly injured, bub his 'vounds are not at all "e'rlous, t oasis-;. mg onlv or c tits received from riving elast Mrs Edward Cosan. one of the ladv pas sengers, was the matt severely mjareel among the passengers being Terroie by the jarring whic h she reefived All of the remainder, both passengers and crew, es caped with only slight cuts, bruises aael a general shaking up The roadbed at the pemt where the accident occurred is dug out of a quick sand bank, and it is suppex-ed that the rams of the past fev days have loosened the earth, causing the slide from the west sale of the track The amount of earth which lav across the track was about as large as one of tlie oars, and covered, both the north anel southbound tracks The slide must have taken place but a few moments before the tram reached that point, as the train which left Alex andria Tor Washington a' 11 o'clock, pastel the place Just firteeu minutes berore, and ctervthiug vyas all right A wrecking cr w from Vlexandria vyas at once sent out. and began the work of removing the debm and continued its efforts all night. The tram w Inch Iprt Washington at 11 59 o'clock vyas flagged and passengers trans ferrcil to a srecial train which came up from Alexandria to bring down the people on the wrecked train It is expected that, the obstruetion will be removed by the time the trains start running thi3 morn ing, so that there will be little delay to trarric A numter of prominent Alexandrians ,tere ahoarel the tram, among them beirg: ex Major Ucwnham. Postmaster Cariin and some nf the Ie admg society people oC the city, who had attt tided the theater last night AIRS'. BHECIIER DYING. "Wife of the Great Preacher Not Lxpeeted ti Live. Stamford, Conn . Feb. "5 Mr Henri Ward Beeeher is reported tonight to le failinsr rapldl) , and her a'te uthng phvsieian sa)s that sac cannot Hye more than a. daj or tw o longer. A change in the patient s condttum took place this afternoon Tor th worse, ami ttmight she is very weak Relatives rrom New York and elsewhere liave been sum moned tonight Torn Hes.hi Left Texas. Galvcton, Tex .Feb 5 Torn Hosbi. the Japanese' minister to the United States, who visited the city for the purpose at in vestigating the cotton situation here for bis government, secured all the data he re emired and this evening he left for SC Louts "Wound Up Its Affair!. Franklm, Ohio. Feb. 3 The eHrectors ot the First National held a meeting lastnighC anil found they hail monet sufficient to pay ort all their depositors, and concluded tl.it .ts there was a otcadv falHuc ofr li receipts It was an opportune time to wmi up the bank's affairs AVules "Wants a. Hospital. London, Feb 5. The Prince of Wales has Issued to the press a lengthy communi cation, Iu which he projects the creation of a fund, to be called the Prince of Wales Hospital Fund for London, to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary otthe queen's ac cession to the throne. Prance Tears the Plngne. Marseilles, Feb. 5 Arany vessels from India arrive at this port, and the ravages of the plague in that country has excited among the inhabitants of this city a very lively fear that some of them will be the means of Introducing the eliscase here. A Cotton Bioker Hanged niraself. Galveston, Tex, Feb 5 Ormerod Hej worth, a cotton broker, was found hanging by the neck dead in his office at an early hour this morning. Financial difficulties, caused by unfortunate speculation m cotton, is supposed to have been the cause.