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dilation las!; weak jl X U THE LARGEST IN THE CITY. There ore nil sorts of pictures, tout lor practical, everj--dny use It Is hard to beat the ilctures createil directly in the newspaper render's nil nil by the deft use of type. r': VOL. IU. J$0. 1,075 AV A smrTfiTON, D. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 189T EIGHT PAGrES GHE CENT The White jletal Champion Given a Cordial Reception. A BANQUET IN HIS HONOR Distinguished Members of Both Parties Gather at Mr. McLean's Hes-fdence The Occasion Free from Politics "Warmly Greeted at the Capitol. Hon. "William Jennings Bryan, accom panied by llii. Brjanand his little daugh ter, Grace, arrived in the city from the "West over the Baltimoi c and Ohio Rall joad at 3:30 o'clock yesteiday afternoon Mr. Bryan -was expected to reach here late Tuesday night, hut owing to tl.e con dition of the toads between this city and Cumberland, due to the late Hood, hib coming -war. unavoidably jiostponed and the exact hour of ai rival was not generally Tjnown. For this reason but few people were present -when tlie train bearing the late Democratic candidate for the Presidency rolled into tlie depot. Howevei, a goodly number of k cal Democrats, who had been advised or Mr. Bryan's coining, were psesent to give their champion a loyal greeting. Among the number was James L. Norris, president of tlie Jackson Democratic As sociation: Hon. Benton T. MeMilliu, Mr. Lawrence Gardner. Hon.. lames G.MeGuire, Hon. William Sulzer, or Xew York, and Mr. and Mis. Cotter T. Biide, whose guests Mr. nr.dMrs. Bryan will be during their fctay in the city. Owing to tile fuct that Mr. Bryan has made an engagement to speak in New York city on Friday and Saturday of this week, his stay here will be necessarily limited. Be is expected to return next Monday, however, and may possibly re main to witness the inaugural ceremonies Incident to tlie induction into office of President McKinley. Mr. Bryan's physical appearance was in marked contrast to that presented on bislast visit to this city, during the height or the political campaign last September. He has lost the look or ratigue that char acterized him during his memorable t;ght To- the cause of .silver. Ills ruddy com plexion and elastic step Indicates that he is enjoying the best of hP.-dth. Mr. Bryan bowed his acknowledgements to tiis many iriends, who greeted him with cheers as he passed through the depot. While the number or people who were pieseut was insignificant compared to tho-e who gieeted htm on his last visit, their ticlcome was none the les enthusiastic. Mr. Bryan was attired in a black frock euit, distinguished by a low cut vest, which displayed a diamond stud in the shirt bosom. The black slouch hat that was such a marked characteristic of las dress during tiie late campaign, was much in evidence. Mrs. Bryan was becomingly at tired in a tailor-made frock of gray ma terial, and wore a handsome seal skin Barque. A black Gainsborough hat, on which ostrich plumes ,were conspicuously .displayed, completed her costume. Mr. Bryan, together with Messrs Bride, Norris and MeMilliu, entered an open car riage that was waiting at the New Jerey avenuc entrauce of the depot. Mrs. Byran. with her little daughter and Mrs. Bride, followed in an equippage close behind. As the carriage bearing the notable guest ped away in the direction or Mr. Bride's residence, someone in the crowd which vas assembled about tlie depot proposed three cheers ror the uoxt President. The -willingness with which the crowd responded Khowed that the cause of silver has many warm advocates within the confines of the District. The parti was driven rapidly to Mr. Bride's residence, No. 129 B street, south east, where Mr. Bryan and his friends partook of a sumptuous lunch. Afterward Mr. Bryan walked leisurely to the Capitol. Upon his arrival there he was met by several of his former associates, who conducted him to the cloakroom. As soon as it became known that Mr. Bryan was lnvthe Capitol the passages were blocked with people -who were anxious to grasp his hand. He was soon surrounded and given a cordial greeting to all After tlie impromptu reception, held in the cloak room, Mr. Bryan was escoited into the Jlouse by Mr. MeMilliu. His appearance was the signal tor prolonged applause on the Democratic side or the House, In-.vhich the galleries Joined. Mr. Bryan walked to his old seat i.ud was Immediately surrounded by a throng of admirers who eagerly grasped hlsnand Many condoled with him over the result or the election, and wished liim better luck next time, For eacli and all he had a. cordial word. Mr. Bryan later paid 1 is respects to Speaker Itced.who greetedhim cordially. To a Times reporter he said: "I have noth ing whatever to say regarding the present condition of the country. The Republicans have promised us good times; now let them prove it." "When questioned in regard to his pres ent visit to the capital, Mr. Bryan said: "My visit here Is puiel of a iccia! iia turc. I shall remain in "Washington until Friday morning, when" I leave for Xew York. I will icturn here on Monday." Mr. Bryan -will make two addresses in the metropolis on the financial question. Hi6first speech will bedclivcied on Friday night, when he "will discourse en the tub jeet of "Money." The following even ing he will speak on the ".Financial Prob lem." Eoth addresses will be delivered at Carnegie Hall under the auspices tf the Bimetallic League. THE BANQUET TO MIL BRYAN. Col. John H. McLean's Hospitality , to the Distinguished Visitor. Bon. W. J. Bryan could scarcely have again participated in the social life of the National Capital under more agreeable and distinguishing circumstances than those -which made him the guest of honor at tlie banquet tendered to him last evening by Col. John R. McLean. It might be also said with equal truth that there has not been in Washington this season a more historical or welcome visitor than the hero of the brilliant campaign of '90, no njatter who won the material victory. Mr. Bryan is historical, because he made bimseir so by the force of his genius: he is picturesque by providence, and he is popular fiom shore to shore for both of these reasons. It has been such a short time ago since lie was regarded as the arch-exponent or all the political and economic obliquities that there was just -,be least bit or philosophical and dramatic suggestion last night in his surroundings. Or course, there was no politics at the feast, nothing indeed even reminiscent of that recently stalking skeleton, -but in that very fact could be found another tribute to the guest of honor. It was quite evident riom the fact that nobody of any consequence had declined to be piesent at this love feast that it was an easy undertaking for the host to gather around the festive board the exact m:riber of soldiers of all arms that used to be command ed by the hospitable Roir.au Centurion. It was equally evident from the courtesy and enthusiastic greeting of Mr. Bryan by the other guests that lie had borne himself right well in the late fight, and had so conserved its proprieties as to have retained nil of his former oflicial and social friendships. It might not be inapt also to say that considering the happy reunion cf chieftains on both sides of tha famous "rifty-threc cent dollar" problem, and the exquisite scene in the banquet-room that Col. Mc Lean had it in mind to realize the pretty phrase or the apples or gold in baskets or silver. . The guests -were exactly a hundred In number, and were representative oi the business, social and political life, not only or the capital, but or this and other countries. There were men there who not only tune made but are still making, history, and men who wrote history with equal fidelity to truth on opposite sides of the ncent fiery campaign. The number of ginst! made it necessary to make one of the beautiful art galiery and the ballroom, for which purpose the massive doors between the two were thrown open. The arrangement was made so thit the archway between the apart ments was midway over the table. The adornment or the table was rich and gor geous, the distinctive feature being Meteor roses, which were disposed in clusters and oblong banking frrim one end to the other. The red color was relieved heie and there by bits or trailing green. The centerpiece was a basket or magniricent roses, inter spersed with ferns, ihese resting on a mirror in a frame of Venetian gold. At equal distances from this massive decora tion were two epergnes of crystal, filled with flowers and Farleycnses lerns. The light was furnished by a double row of candelabra, the candles being shaded by red tissue and filigree; beside these being a sufricient number or single candlesticks, and lights placed here and there among the fioral -effects, the great volume or Illumination being rrom above. These reatures give, or course, only a ruir idea or the general eWect of the table, which was enhanced by the architectural beauty or the rooms, with their rich and curious carvings, in old oak, and especially the superb mantel at the south end of the gallery. The interest or and in the highly artistic scene was heightened by the music which was made by the Marine Band, under the direction or 1'ror. Fanci-ulli. The head of the table was at the .south end of the room. At the head sat the host, on his lert being Mr. Bryan. On Mr. Bryan's right were Senator Gorman and the Russian ambassador, a'ndneaiestto Col. McLean, Vice President Stcven-ou, Senator Bill, and Senator Gray. Mr. Bryan's vis a vis down the long, glitter ing vita at tlie other end of the table was Senator J, K. Jones or Arkansas, opposite Col. McLean being Senator Teller of Colo rado. The other guests were distributed with out distinction or place, and were as Tol lows: Hon. Charles A. Town, Mr. Dixon, Rei resentative Amos J. Cuinmings, Senator White or Calirornla, Mr. Joseph Rickey, Mr. William C. MacHrlde.Mr Edwin War field, of Maryland; Mr. Victor Baughmin, of Maryland; Gov. Kellogg, Mr. R. T. Hough, or Ohio;Mr. Scott Bone, of Wash ington; Mr. Lawrence Gardner, of Wash ington; Mr. S. J. Stofer, of Washington; Senator M. C. Butler, Gen. Ben. Lerevre, Mr. J. J Hemphill, Judge Hagner, Mr. Francis Newlands, Senator Pugh, Mr. Wil liam R. Morrison, Mr. J. M. Carson, or Philadelphia; Representative Savers, Sen ator Bacon, Mr. C. H. Grosvcnor, Senator Chilton, Mr. S. C Berry, or Kentucky; Mr. F. P. Morgan, of Washington; Mr. Bart lett, Mr. Robert B. Bowler, Mr. Berry, of Washington; Mr. A. H. Lewis, Senator Murphy, Senator Gallinger, Mr. II. L. Merrick, of Washington; Mr. P. V. Dc Graw, or Washington; Mr. Alfred Fletcher, of Washington; Gen. Joseph Wheeler, Mr. Ivey K. Hill, or Ohio; Mr. Charles Boyn ton, Senator John W. Daniel, Mr. Joseph Bailey, of Texas; Mr. John C. Toor, of Washington; Senator BIanchard,Mr. P. J. Sorg, of Ohio; Senator Coekrell, Senatoi J. K. Jones, Senator C. X. Gibson, Col. J. G. Berret, Senator Bate, Mr. George Fred. Williams, of Massachusetts; Senator Teller, Mr. Richardson, of Tennessee; Mr Beriah Wilkins, of Washington; Mr. James L. Norris, or Washington; Senator JohnT. Morgan, Senator J. C. S. Blackburn, Sen ator William W. Stewart, Senator Turpie, Col. L.Q.Washington, Representative Wads worth, or New York; Mr. Charles J. Bell, of Washington; Mr. Benton MeMil lin, or Tennessee; Mr. Fred. May, the Russian minister, Mr. Stilson Hutchlns, or Washington; Senator Gray, Capt. Keilin, Senator Call, Mr. Illair Lee, of Washington; SenatorGorman, Sen ator Martin, Senator Walthall, Senator Money, Mr. George C. Gorham, Senator Faulkner, Mr. F. B. MoGuire, ot Wash ington; Mr. Richard "Weightman, or Wash ington; Mr. C. C. Glover, of Washington; ex-Senator Davis, of Virginia; Senator Camcion, Vice President Stevenson, Mr. John W .Thompson, or Washlngton;Senator Hill, Mr. Tomliuson, of Alabama; Mr. D. McConville, Mr. S. E. Johnson, Mr. Rob ert Mattingly, and Mr. C. T. Bride. These gentlemen were received in tl e drawing-room by Col. McLean, where the assembling was witnessed by a number of ladies in the gallery or the ballroom. It was a dinner none the less agreeable because the customary speeches werp omit ted from the program. There was, however, absolutely everything else that could charm or please the senses. It need' not, therefore, be said, except for tiie saying, that there was an abundance of good winos and old wines, delightful music, works of art, flow ers, and a rare gathering of tlie best talk ers of I he day. The banquet was over a bout 10 o'clock, when the guests arose and talked late over old times and possibly not such ancient days. . Mr. Bryan was not heaid to say go, but there can be no doubt that he thought that If there could be any compensation for a defcired banquet in the White House it was a banquet in such a beautiruLhonie as that of the McLeans, among such sin cere and appreciative friends. It "was a courtesy promptly conceived, and carried out in a style "which is iare even In such a place as Washington, the center of lavish and hospitable enteitainmcnt. Swell Society Ruined Smith. Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 24. Otis Smith, cash ier of the Georgia Security and Banking Company, who is, in jail for embezzling $10,000,' says that bis effort to keep up the gait of swell society here caused him to go wrong. Blinds, Any Size, "jl a Pair.' Llbbey & Co., 6th fct" and N. Y.- ave. THEC0K5TJTUTI0N REVISED The Daughters of the American Revolution at Work. THEY WANT LITTLE CHANGE Officers to Bo Elected Today and a Number of Ladies in Hiirh Station Are Talked Of Contributions for a Continental Hall Are Enthusi astically Made. The Daughters of the American Revolu tion on yesterday, the third day of their sixth congress, now In session here, voted to appropriate the current fund of ?10, 32S.95, held in tlie form of government bonds, to the erection of a Continental Hall In this city. It was stated that a site, containing nearly an acie on the Monument Lot, would probably be given them by the United States government. Also a large amount of money Avas re ported as collected or pledged.. The total promised and on hand is between $20,000 and $25,000. The discussion of proposed changes m the constitution was taken up at the afternoon session and continued ut night. Reports of the charier committee and auditor were receied.. Tlie question of publishing reports of national board meet ings in lealiets or m the official magazine was discs-ed and set lor determination tonight. Mrs. Adlal E. Stevenson presided at the morning session, and was assisted in parlia mcnlary matters orCol. William E Silencer, journal clerk or the Senate. The chap lain general, Mrs. J. J. Bullock, offered prayer. Tlie leport of the audUing committee, as made up by Henry 11 Klather, was presented by Dr. Julia C. Harrison, and showed the linanccs to be in good condition. It was approved. The report of the coiiimitreeon Continental Hall, made by Mrs. Shepard, or Chicago, showed about $G,000 ahcady collected. Upon motioh or State Regent Avery, or Ohio, ?10.3fc8 was added from thecurrentfund. An orfer or an immediate contribution rrom Georgia was an example and ror an hour checks, cash and pledges poured in. The rollowlngllst includes near ly all the subscriptions: Red, White and Illue C. A. R., D. C., S10; Mrs. Brown, Sing Sing, N. Y., $25; Wash ington Heights Chapter, $100; AVashlng ton Heights, C A. R., ?riO;Mrs. Gallagher, New York, $20; Lord Baltimore Chapter. Maryland, $5; Abigail Phelps Chapter, $300; Mrs. James Melton, Pennsylvania, $100; Mrs. Conover, Connecticut, $10; Mrs. English, Connecticut, $10; Mrs. Beets, Connecticut, $10; Mrs, Frank Walker. $10; Mrs. Bond, Massachusetts, $l0:MKs Batch eller, New Jersey, $10; Mrs Moore, New Jersey, $10; Nora Cacsera Chapter, New Jersey, $20; Boudinct Chapter, New Jer sey, $25; Eagle Rock Chapter, New Jer sey, $15; Mrs. Moses, New Jersey,$y;Mrs. Weed, New Jersey, $50; Member, $10; Mrs. Haley, $10; Little Men and Women or '7G, Brooklyn. X. Y., $1 0; Pennsyhania member, $1; Washington . member, $5; Child, Massachusetts; Mrs. Oliver, Penn sylvania, $25; Mrs. Hamilton, Hagerstown, Md., $10; Mrs. Hazen, New York, $25; Mrs. Kennedy, Chicago, $25; Mrs. Heslng, Chicago, $15; State regent, Maryland, $10; Mrs. Burhaus, New York, $25; Mrs.Keim, D. C, $25; Freda B. Stone Chapter, Con necticut, $100; Mrs. Bowman, $10; Fred erick Chapter, Maryland, $15; Mrs. Chris topher, Florida, $25; Mrs. Rpangler, $10; Mrs. A. Howard, Hinkle, Ohio, $200; Mrs. Jennie W. Hopkins, New York, $10; Mrs. Ayer, St. TaiU, Minn,. $2; Mrs. Barrington. Chicago, $25; Mount Ver non Chapter, Virginia. $10; Georgia mem bers, $50; -Mrs. Beidler, Illinois, $25; Mo hawk Chapter, New York, $375; Mrs. ochenck, Connecticut, $10; Mrs. Schantz, New York, $50; Mrs. J. E. Palmer, Maine, $10; Oxrord Parish Chapter, Connecticut, $10; Mrs. G. M. Bacon, Georgia, $25; Sara toga Chapter, New York, $25; Mrs. Mead, New Jersey, $25; Mrs. Harrison, South Carolina, $5; Mrs. Tillinghnst, South Caro lina, $5; Mrs. Haley, Brooklyn, N. Y., $10; Fort Greene Chapter, $40; Mrs. Post, Xew York,$100; Wyoming ValleyChnpter,$100; Muskingum. Ohio. Chapter, $10; Toledo, Ohio, Chapter, $10 It was announced that a Pennsylvania lady had given $2,000 ror the hall in a codicil of her will. A California lady said her State had a contribution, but the State regent had at the last minute been hin dered from coming to the meeting. Penn sylvania and Indiana delegates stated that their States bad been engaged in works involving large expenses at home, but would contribute liberally this year. Mrs. F. P. Earle. in the afternoon pledged her seir to -.ake the subscription or the East Washington Heights Chapter.Sl.OOO if all congresses of the order should continue to be held in- Washington. The proposition of Mrs. Boynton to pub lish the full proceedings of the national board immediately alter each meeting as leaflets to be sent to all State and chap ter regents, one copy for each, was dis cussed. Dr. McGce. spoke at length of the expense, and said if all that was said and done at the board meetings in a two or three days,' session were publishcdit would cost $1,000 a year. The minutes could be printed at a smaller expense. A delegate moved to amend that minutes only be published. This would give what was done only , not what was said. Mrs. Boynton said no delegate could vote intelligently here unless she knew all that was said in tlie board meetings. It certainly would not cost more than Hie Magazine. A delegate asked to whom the leaflets would be sent under the resolution. When it was stated that they would be sent to the chapter and State regents, one each, a delegate said this would reach only a small part of the membership. One leaf let for each chapter would be insutTicient to convey the information to more than a small per cent ot the chapter members. The Magazine reached 2,500 menibcrsand that was prouabfy, more than would be reached by the ieaNets. Another dele gate said she took the Magazine especially ror the purpose of getting the minutes. Mrs. Earle, of Brooklyn, said she had had experience in printing, and she con sidered Dr. McGee'.s estimate too high. She would be glad to take a contract for printing the proceedings Tor the $3,000 a year paid by the society to make up the loss on the Magazine. She wanted a full report. Mr3.. Draper, of Washington, said the costof a stenographer must be considered. It would he $25 a day. She also said in case the proceedings 'were printed, in three days from the time of the meet ing, the recording .secretary gencrul would have it in her jiower to send out a re port giving her view of any matter in Continued on Fifth Page THE FASTEST BOAT AFLOAT. This Claim is Made for Torpedo Bont No. O. New York. Feb. 24. The new govern ment torpedo bont. known as No. 6, said to be the swiftest,, crart arioat. ar rived at the Brooklyn ,Navy Yard this aft ernoon, arter a remarkable run from New port. R. I. She left Newport shortly after 7 o'clock this morning. In charge of Lieut. Fremont, and maimed by the crew of the Cushlug. It was decided not-to .crowd the little crart on the trip, so she .was permitted to run at 'about her natural draught, about 1G0 pound steam pressure. But two of the three hollers, were "used, and only two-thirds of her maximum speed was maintained. : Despite the adverse 'Conditions, she traveled the distance, about 1 GO miles, in 6 1-2 hours, making her aveiage speed twenty-five knots per hour. "There Is no question." Lieut. Fremont said today, "abqut her being the rastest boat in the world. Though we came through a howling gale this morning, she gave perfect satisfaction. There was no heating of engines and no trouble or any kind was noticed. . No. G will leave the navy yard at 4 o'clock tomorrow morning, irolng to Nor folk, Va.; thence to Washington. SECRETARY OLNEY SILENT He Refuses to Discuss General Lee's Resignation. The Impression Prevails That the Administration Will Hold the Matter Over. The conviction is growing that the State Department has received the resignation ot Consul General Ficzhugh Lee at Havana. The department officials, it is true, still deny official knowledge of the fact, but this may be because the actual letter of resignation, although it preceded tlie cable gram announcing the fact out or Havana, bus not yet arrived aWhe State Depart ment. Inquiry at the department yesterday re garding the reported resignation of Consul General Lee did not elicit an affirmative answer. Secretary Oluey and Assistant Secretary Rockhill gave out the non-com-mital reply that it Gen. Lee had resigned the department had no official knowledge of it. This Is all that either could be in duced to say. From reliable sources, however, it In ascertained that Gen. Lee's resignation is expected at the department when the first Cuban mail arrives, but that It will i.ot be accepted. In discussing the matter, a high offlcnl of the Stale Department said to a Times reporter yesterday: 'According to the latest advices rrom Havana. Gen. Li-e's resignation was baseu on the Scott case, and not that oT Ruiz. The rt-rusal or the Spanish officials to permit Geu. Lee to communicate with Scott was the origin ofLe's resignation. The consul general offeriTnls resignation conditionally that is, unless this govern ment backed nlm up in hlgdetermlnationjp communicate with' Scott. Nowltls'.tated that the Spanish officials liave decided to permit communication. Tlierefoi e, the 'jasis on whieh-Gcn. Lee's resignation was for warded has been removed' The ofricial also bald Gen. Lee would not be permitted to resign under any cir cumstances, as the administration will hold up his resignatiorf for one more week. If It has to do so. The impression is gaining ground at the Capitol that there Is a, tliorough under standing between Secretary Olney and the Spanish Minister, and that when Gen Leethre.itened to resign because he was nut allowed to communicate with Scott, tlie Spanish minister immediately cabled to Spain and the desire of Gen, Lee to see Scott was granted, tlt'us relieving the situation. The Spanlbh authorities, how ever, contend that they have all along permitted communication with Scott. Havana, Feb. 2-t. The case of Dr. Ricardo Ruiz, the American citizen who was found dead under auspicious-circumstances in his cell in Hie piiton at Guana bacoa, where he had been confined for some time in a state of inconiunlcado, led to the request by Consul General Lee ror the release fiom similar confinement of Mr Charles Franklin Scott, a,nother American, who was arrested on thejSth instant, which request was granted by the autl orities. The cases of Dr. Ruiz and Mr. Scottgave rise to the contention op 'the part or the Uulted States consul generalthat Ameri sin citizens cannot under tlje treaty between the United States and Spain be impris oned incomunicado longer than seventy two hours. No instructions have been le ceived from the WashiL'iiton government by Consul General Lec;as to what steps shall be taken regarding these cases. THK KERR ROBBERY. The Police nerc .Thinlr His Story a Rotfinnee. New York, Feb. 24. Joseph II. Kerr, the man who claims he was robbed of $3,200, called to see Capt. O'Brien today. He told theCaptainthat hearilved from Wash ington over the Baltimore and Ohio Rail road, at 6:30 last night. He went direct to the Cosmopolitan Hotel, at Chambers street and West Broadway. He said he put on a dress suit intending to go to the theater. He had $3,200 in a long wallet, which heplaced in tlie Inside pocket of his dress coat. He- then told of the robbery, as already made known by the police. Kerr said that ho bad speculated In stoocks in Washington, He a'so said lie received $2,500 six or eight months ago, which was his share or $10,000 lert by his father at his death. He stated that he had speculated at WiUard's and Silsby's stock concerns in3VashIngton and made several hundred dollars. Hedeciared that no one knew he carried the $3,200 with htm. Cnpb. O'Brien said tha&detcctlves were sent out on the case and. went all aronnd the neighborhood, but could find no one who had seen any men running away or had heard any outcry. Capt. .O'Brien communicated -with W. G. Moore, superintendent of police at Wash ington, and asked about Kerr's standing. He received this message: "Party has fair repuFaUon. Had $2,500 legacy year ago last September. Made no -winnings with Silsby, and Willard. His robbery probabfy romance." $4.50 Per Ton, ie all right for Pea co$u but Chestnut No. 2, at $5 per ton, which .1 handle exclu sively, is worth m6re than the difference in price. -J Maury Dove, 2 1st and I, 1G26 . M, 1206 II nw., and 13th and 1) sw. fe23-5t " - t Ivv Institute Business College, SthandK. -Nons better. $25 a year, day or night. THE DANGER POINT PASSED The Potomac Has Commenced to Slowly Subside. TRAINS RUNNING ON TIME Anxiety Here About the Condition of the Hirer Has Been Kelieved by "Wcnthor Bureau Reports Show ing That High-Water Murk Had Been Reached. The FotomAcvis subsiding. The danger point has lfep j.arely passed, and the property owners along the Georgetown wharves are' breathing easier than they have Tor two clays past. Eariy yesterday the welcome news came that the river at Harper's Ferry was at a standstill, and shortly after the Weather Bureau issued a bulletin, saying that the water had commenced to rail slowly-. A rail there Is always a sure indication that the volume of waters rrom the various tributaries is diminishing, and that a rail here may he expected within a few hours. Therefore, the attention of the Georgetown residents has been absorbed by tlie reports of the Weather Bureau on the situation at Harper's Ferry rather than the actual con dition of the river iiere. Late last evening it was suited that the fall at the Ferry waa fully a foot an hour. At Great Falls the observer reported a steady fall or one-fifth of au Inch per hour. These two reports Indicate a general fall or the water, and unless the uiirorseen happens in the way or more rain during the next twenty-rour hours, the river will have very nearly resumed its normal con dition. Tlie Baltimore and Ohio fTailroad is now running its trains nearly on time. The track between Martinsburg and Cumber land, which has been inundated tor two days past, allowed the passage or trains early last evening, and the orricials say the whole system will be run on regular schedule time today. No damage onmportancehasbeen caused along the river front during the preva lence of ihe high water. The current Is still much too swift, es pecially above the Long Dridge, for navi gation ot any sort, though it is said that some attempts will be made today by river men to gather hi a portion ot the valuable driftwood that Is being uairied down stream continually. FAMILIES JJRIVKX FROM: HOME. The Flood Caiihtnn Great Haitinge to Ohio River Towns. Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 21. TheOhioRlver is still rising at tlie rate of two inches an hour, which has been tlie rate for the past twelve hours. At 8 o'clock tonight fifty eight feet, -four inches was the stage. Although the fiveris falling at Pittsburg, -it ivill take until Froday or Saturday for the crest of the rise to pubs here under the most favorable circumstances. The sixty-foot stago -will be reached early to morrow morning. The gymnasium grounds, the baseball park, the Ludlow lagoon and Coney Island are all more or less under water. The expensively constructed Gest street tunnel and bridge is being rapidly undermined and is in great dauger. Forty families applied at one charitable institution to day for relief on account of high water driving them from home. The suburbs of Dayton and Bellevue have been cut off from street car connection at Newport, and travel Is now by flat boat. The western part of Newport Is suf feiing greatly. The police reported at S o'clock tonight that over 100 families had been driven from their homes by the water, and that the sixty-foot stage, ex pected by morning, would reach as ninny more. The police force of Newport is largely occupied in patrolling the sub merged districts in skifrs. and seeing that all destitute are provided with shelter and food. In Covington about twenty-five families moved out. At Riverside the town hall has been opened for flood sufferers, but only a few have asked for its shelter. There have beea some narrow escapes from drownings, but no fatalities at all. Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 24. Reports to night from Pomcroy, I ronton, and Ports mouth are that all ot the business portions or those places arc submerged, and niany familics arc sleeping in public halls, .school houses, and churches. No trains are en tering Pomcroy tonight. At Central City, W. Va., water is ten Teet deep in someof the principal streets. Huntington, W. Va., is also in a deplorable state. THE -RIVER AT LOUISVILLE. It Has Reached the Falls View Hotel on Fourth Street. Louisville, Ky., Feb. 24. At 11.30o'clock there were sixteen feet of water on the Falls, two Teet over the danger line. The river has reached the Opera House and Falls View Hotel, on Fourth street, and the lower portion of Shipping Port is under water. It is thought the rise will go to twenty nine feet. This will flood 150 business houses on lowjer.Sccond, Third, and Fourth streets. Reports of IQVs.ot life in the Eastern Ken tucky floor cbntinueto come in. James M. Morgan, wife and child, were drowned in Floyd county, by the overflow of Beaver Creek, which destroyed their home. Elder Morton, a Mormonmissionary, wasdrdwned near Mount Elklioin. An unknown woman was drowned in Leslie county, and in Jack son county Henry Holcomb lost his life whilcfying to ford a stream. At Bdiboursvillc the Cumberland River has forced a third of the population to move out. The Ohio is expected to come to a stand here tonight. FALLING AT PITTSBTJHG. The Damage There "Will Ileacli Half a Million Dollars. Pittsburg, Feb. 24. At midnight the river was twenty-three feet and falling. The damage by water in Tittsburg and vicinitv will reach a half million dollais. RISING AT HUNTINGTON. The "Water Five Feet Deep on Some of the Avenues. Huntington, W. Va., Feb. 24. The Ohio River is still rising'aiul the water is five feet deep on several of the avenues here. In Central City this evening a number of residences, located in the west end, were -washed away by the strong current, and everyhour brings newsof Btaitllns damages in all suburban towns. Electric plants are flooded, schools. are closed, and hun dreds of the poor are occupying public buildings. No trains have arrived on the Norfolk and Western Tor Tour days, anil none" over the Ohio River Itallroad for twenty-rour hours. McICLNLbY THANKS BTJSITNELL. The Appoint inent of Hnnna n Special Favor to Him. Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 24. Gov. Bushnell said tonight that he had received a let ter from President-elect 3IcKlnley thank ing him for the appointment or Chairman M. A. Hanna to succeed Mr. Sherman in the Senate, which. he has promised to m ake. Major McKlnley says in the letter that he regards the appointment as in part a special favor to him, aa he joined with Senator Sherman in asking that Chairman Haana be appointed to the vacancy. E.Y-AUD1TOH MOORE ARRESTED. Charged with the Embezzlement of State Funds. Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 21. Criminal action was begun this artenlo-m against Eugene Moore, ex-auditor or State, ror the em bezzlement or $23,000 State money, being Insurance fees collected by him during his last term of office. The complaint is signed by Attorney General Smyth, and charges Moore with embezzlement and lar ceny of the money and failure to account to the State for the sa'ns. Attorney General Smyth and County At torney Muuger join In the prosecution, thus depriving the case or political or partisan features. Mr. Moore surrendered "to the slierif f this evening, gave bond in the sum of $10,000 and was release 1. WHOLE FAMILY WIPED ODT Nine People Struck By a Train and Killed. They Were in a "Wagon The Team Became Frightened and DashMl Onto the Track. Chattanooga, Tenn , Feb. 24. -One of the most appalling tragedies Of the rall,in number or fatalities, that has happened in this section for many years occurred at 1 o'clock this afternoon, on the Southern Railway, about four miles from this city. Incoming passenger tralu No. 7, travel ing at a high speed, struck a covered country wagon, which was trying to elear the tracks ahead or the train at Avondale dossing. The wagon -was hit squarely in the center and with its ten occupants hurled into the air The occupants were Mrs. W. J. Woodward, her eight children, and one grandchild, all of whom -with one ex cexition, were killed. The dead. include the following: Mrs. William J. Woodward, Mrs. Lizzie Wood ward Montgomery, a married daughter, aged twenty; two months' Infant of daugh ter; George T Woodward, aged twenty three; Belia Woodward, aged' eighteen; Mary Woodwcrd, aged fifteen; Daisy Wood ward, aged ten. The last two named lingered several hours after the accident. A striking feature of the catastrophe is that no limbs were broken, but in nearly every case tlie skulls of the victims were crushed to fragments, each body seeming to describe an ellipse through the air and falling upon its head, several fifty to one hundred feet awart from the scene. Lizzie Montgomery, a comely young matron, de scended on the pilot of the locomotive and still held her two-year-old sis:er, who escaped -with a few .-cratches, and was the only one saved, in her lifeless arms. The unfortunates were the family of a well-known farmer living near King's Point, Tenn. They were returning home from this city in a wagon of the "prairie schooner" type, and George Woodward, the oldest son, was driving. Nearing the crossing the young man heard the danger signal and tried to check his team, which, however, became unmanageable anddashed onto the track. This crossing is partic ularly dangerous, as trees fringe the mil road almost to the crossing, which is also partly hidden behind a curve. Fifty yards from the place the engineer, Abraham Laird, reversed his lever, having given the usual danger signal, buttco latetodo any good. The ground tor some distance presented a gory sight. The todies were gathered up arter much searching and taken to the moigue, where the nine members or the same family made a gruesome spectacle. The infant, which was undoubtedly shocked to death, lay there like a wax figuie in its mother's arms. Every window in the passenger coaches was biokcn and the engine's pilot de molished. The engineer is absolved fiom blame foi the accident. "WANT BHYAN TO STUMF OHIO. Democrats "Will Endeavor to Select Banna's Successor. Columbus, O., Feb. 24 Arrangements are being made for a thorough stumping tour in Ohio by William J. Bryan in the coming campaign for the electicn of the legislature that "will cl oosc the successor to Marcus A Hanna In the United States Senate. Mr. Bryan, if he decides to come, will -work in the interest of John R. LMcLean, who will be the candidate of the Democrats for Senator. The Democratic leadeis in Ohio believe that by hard work and good management a free silver Senator can be secured here. They will rely largely upon the dissat isfaction -which they expect to follow tlie appointment of Mr. Hanna to the Senate, and appear in the Republican vote next fall. THE COLMAN CASE. Important Testimony Given in Favor of the Prisoner. New York, Feb. 24. In the afternoon Capt. Thomas W. Munee, chief of the stamp division In tlie office or the Third Assist ant Postmaster General, testified tl at he had given Colmati a number of proof stamps similar to those in question. Tlie stamps had been given hiru by his chief to burn or do anything else which he felt in clined. He turned them over to his wife, from whom Colman leceived twenty five sets. Thecasc then wentover to tomorrow. Movements of the Texas. Galveston. Texas, Feb. 24.- The United States battleship Texas sailed for New Orleans at 10:30 o'clock this morning. The Best Boards, SI .00 Per 100 Feet. Llbbey & Co. GtU st. and N. Y. ave. EiFLflGBflTl IT CINE The Governor's Palace With the Turkish Records Destroyed. SAILORS FOUGHT THE FLA3IES The Hi-itraction Caused by the I?Ire "Was Taken Advantage of bjr the Moslem Rabble "Who Ignited Sev eral Houses In the Town ant Suburbs. London, Feb. 24. The Dally News will tormorrow publish a dispatch from Caneu giving a vivid description of tMo brn Ing of the governor's palace tNere today. Vice Admiral Canevaro, ef the Italian squadron, who Is in immediate command or tiie united naval Torres ta Cretaa waters, resided m the palace, which was guarded by a strong Turcc of Italian sailors. Tiie energetic- errorts tA the British ma rines, who form a part or the foreign forte occupying the town, which were contin ued for thret hours, alone saveil the thick ly populated districts In which the palace was located frurr destruction. Detaea ments of sailors from the warships in tlw harbor were landed and rendered voida ble aid In flshting the flames. The Tire de-troyed the last vetlgeottie machinery of the Turkish government. AH of the records were consumed, as weK aa contracts, ami financial, legal and munici pal documents. While the palace was burning tiie MosLmi rabble set fire to several house in the vawn and suburbs. The Montenegrin police who patrolled the town extinguished these ffrtw when it was possible Tor them to do so. bus three large houses belonging u Christian merchants, who were absent, were de stroyed. The Moslems are much excited, and more incendiarism is expected- In tlie event of sitting on-fire of several buildings in different sections at the same rime, tfce force of sailors and marines now In the town would be found insufficient to cope with theflres- The representatives of the powers, it Li stated, will cot attempt to fulfill their en gagements to pre.-erve the safety of tfee town. They will protective Turks andTark ish propercy, and will neglect the Chris tians and their belongings. Xo strong ef forts were made to save the three houses before mentioned, and in view of tlrti apathy U would not be surprising if ttm Moslems should begin a course of wholesaler destruction of tlie property of absentees- TOE SULTAN'S DRl-IP A RATIONS. Troops Getting Heady to Advance on Athens. Lnmlon. Feb. 24. The Standard tomnr row will publish a Constantinople li-puteh. saying it Is reported that at the inaneil held at the Yildiz palace yesterday it whs decided to make preparations for the eventual advance upon Athens wf time columns-, comprising six tli Haiti ws or hi-taatry- -V note u lhs Greek gweramtitG vmoitt precede the advaaee. demand!! the evacuation of Crete within a certain prjylml and threatening if this demam! was nee complied with, the Ottoman troops would cross the frontier. The dispatch says that the miafeter of marine i.a pledged his word that he would have thirteen warships ready for action within a week. Military preparations ae being poshed with unparalleled activity. Reports from various sources state that en ergetic preparations are lieing ca-riedVon day and night, although inan f the in structions issued are impossible of exe cution, and an ugly feeling of unrest pra vails. GOLD EXCITED GKEED. Soldiers Tried to Steal Money from the Palace Safe. Athens, Feb. 2 1. A dispatch fromCanea. says that during the fire in the governor's palace there today the sovernor'.s sare fell from the floor on which it stood into the ruins and burst open. The safe eon talued 7,000 Turkish money. Thesoldiurs, who had gathered about the burning bund ing and were engaged in trying to ex tinguish the flames, upon seeing the eon tents of the safe exposed tried to steal the money, but were prevented by the European officers, -who directed the sail ors under their command to fire a volley or blank cartridges at the would-be robbers. The Incident nearly caused a riot be tween the Turks and Europeans. Ismail Bey accused the sailors of plundering the palace, and an investigation was at once begun by the admirals of the foreign warships. The inquiry proved that tfee charges against'the sailors were entirely without foundation. LANDED ON CRETE. More Greek Soldiers Have Disem barked on the Inland. Constantinople. Feb. 24. - Dispatches have been received by the Turkish government saving that GOO Greek troops, with three guns and a large supply of ammunition have been landed at Chersonesus. in the province of Candin. Island ef Crete. The Greeks were directed by an Insnrgenp leader. To Plead for Her Son!s Life. Covington. Ky., Feb. 24. Mrs. Jackson, the mother of Scott Jackson, will g to Frankfort this week to plead with Got. Bradley for her son's lire. It is said that Mrs Jackson has irged her son Seat to make a rull conression. It is believed Mrs. Jackson will be granted a private con ference with her son and that he wwl make a confession. Second "Woman Lawyer in the State. Trenton, N. J., Feb. 24. Among the suc cessful applicants for admission to the bar yesterday -was Miss Mary M. Steele, of Sonierville, daughter of the late ex-'Jon-gressinan Steele, of Somerset county. She has been reading law in theoftice ot Alva A . Clark, and is the second woman lawyer in New Jersey. ' Consecrated Bishop of Peterboro. London, Feb. 24. The Right Rev. Hon. Edward Carr Glynn was consecrated bishop ot Peterboro in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, this forenoon, in the presence of a large and distinguished congregation. The ceremonies were conducted by the Areh" bishop of Canterbury. The I.euisdative Muddle in Oregon. Salem. Oreg., Feb. 24. Both tlie senate and the Benson house yesterday voted to adjourn sine die today. When the joint con vention met last evening only thlrty-fivj members were present. Mantels, Any Size, SI 00 Apieco Libbey & Co., 6th st. and N. Y. ave.