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iSSi 3ntcl%cnrcr. "mUME XLY?NUMBER 144. WHEELING, W. YA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1897. PRICE TWO CKXTS.-U^kT^ 'dolly dialogues ' I institute J by tlic New York Leg;?. lative Investigation . INTO THE MATTER OF TRUSTS, With the Most Sincere Apologies to Anthony Hope. CONVERSATIONAL TEA PARTY lliklbr (lie Committee Yesterday Orrr th* AHVtlhi of the American Mugar Krflnliitf CoittMttf Develop* Nothing Jlor* Startling Than a I'irauut Interchange of l.rmllutr (titration* Mini Home jlain*rkitbln Cuitfeulou* of Ignorance on the (tart of One of th? llnvemeyer*. Ailn'.c-ioU?i HI* runny Tnrn. NKW YORK. Feb. 4.-Wheu ChAlr? ...... itillml thn 1n!iit Ifulsla nuiu i.wuH ?? ?? tlve committee on trusts to order today there wero present upon subpoenas to tcftlfy II. O. and Theodore A. Havemeyer, betides u number of men prominent In mercantile pursuit* nnd severaj -lawyers whose clients Jnic&ts U tvas supposed, might be affected by the Investigation. A letter was received from C. B. Richards & Company, steamship agents of this city, calling attention to the alleged exlstrnce of a pool by the trans-atlantlc .-teamshlp companies and requesting an Investigation into its methods. Thi-odorf A. Havemeyer, vice president of the American Sugar Retlnery Company, was then sworn. Having explained that prior to 1891 he was connected with the eight sugar retlnlug companies, now operating as the American. Mr. HavemeyefKaid that he had nothing to do with the commercial or ! side of tht- business. He could not give the capitalization of the various companies that were absorbed In JIM without a reference to the books; tha: was a matter upon which Mr. dearie* would probably be able to Infirm th?* committee. The question was then put to the witness: "Do you (meaning the American Sugar KetinIng Company), transact any business save ."Ujmr refining?" I think not." replied Mr. HoVemey?r. ~ * " Have you not recently b*?ea:led Int.} the manufacture of coffee?" ZZ Yes .ir; I am connected wNh a cotfe<* company In .Ohio " "What was the object of your consolidation In 1881?" To rellne sugar." "Was not your company organized. Mr Uawpniiu-iir. to control t!? reflnlnu: and sale of sugar In the United tfutes?" "I :!i!nk not. sir." "Do you not control the sugar markets or the United States'.'" No. air." ^ ^, Of Conr?e Xoc. "Waa your company not organized for the purpose of preventing illegal combinations of labor?" "No, sir." "Have you not Increased the capital s: <k of the company since 1S91?" "Yes. sir." 'To what extent?" "I should say I2S.000.000." "How many sugar companies outuhle of yours arc there in the United Ssatc*?" "I should say about eight." The witness then enumerated the names of the companies. In reply to . another question. Mr. Havemeyer nald that the American sugar refineries company produced from seventy-threw to feventy-flve per cent of the sugar manufactured In the United States. "Why was the stock Increased?" "To purchase other companies." "What are these companies?" The Franklin, the Knight, the Fpr*ckles and the Delaware sugar reUnlnK companies of Philadelphia." "1? not It a fact that the price of sup.ir Increase, owing to the acquisition of these four companies?" I think not; the price of sugar Is loivi-r now than it was then." "Who fixes the prices at the board meetings?" "My brother," responded the witness. lu IIip Volte* Triiat. Reverting to the recent advent of the sugar company In the coffee trade, the chairman of the committee asked: "Why did you go Into the coffee business?" "I thought It was n pretty good business." "Are yon willing to swear that the officers of the coffee company are not organized for the purpose of shutting "ut competition against the American Husnr Refineries Company?" "They are not, sir." the witness aald. 'l-iwly. Witness said that part of I he cry about competition In the ?ugar marlcoi was no?v.?pjper talk, but adtnltte 1 defending a suit In Ohio brought about through the activity of competition there." "When .ill you purchase the Wool?o;-. *tock in Ohio?" 11 haw? to refer you to my brothit." replied the wltnean. The preferred stock of the company ?v?.? ?.T7.000,000 and the common stock W'.Vto.OOO. A dividend of 7 per cent V..IM declared last year on the preferred n? -I rj per cent on the common. In fl'Mltlon there may have been an accumulated surplus. "I would not go Into business." Mr. 'i.ivrmeyer saiu, "ii i aia noi inane jo, H "i W per c*>nt in If." flrnntor Lexow quoted fomp figures from n financial paper which showed that in 1SM-G-0, the Surplus of stock In! from $9,000,000 to sin.ooo.ooo. "Are theiie figures correct," ilskeU B'nator Lexow. "I ?n't any. If you wot them from Mr. Searlcs, they nre correct." "AaJ'ar M II** Kuowi," "Do you know any business not In the nature of ft monopoly (hot pays 1.1 or j (j per cent?" "Plenty.of them" "Toll i)k one of them." "(V>ff*p. for instant-.' "And that Is the reason you Went Into It?" itia of tin* reasons," smiled Mr. Ilnvemeyer. "Arc you willing to nwenr thnt there I* agreem*rtt, verbal <>r ivi itt? n. be; v"ii your company and any other ' -z.mllng the flxinjc or molntulnlng of pi i . -?" i nrn willing to swear that, os far a? 1 lenoxv, there In no such agreement." iialrman Lexotv wiwa t.? take up rn xamlnatlon of Mr. F^arl***. Meerotary iri'l tr<-a?turrr of th?* American Htjffnr Company, bcfutvj callliiir If. o. Havemryer to th" tt'ltnoOT ??halr. but walvnl h'? prftferenoa upon belnn Infnrmed th if Mr ftoarlr 4 enuld r?: conveniently api .ir in-! r ? the "ri">nny mull tnmor Henry o. ll?nemeyer, prealdenf of 1 Arrvrlrnn Kim u Ilofliicry, friol tvr.f. ?|r * nx previously irtvcn) wan mvorn ?:i,l dp^erlboo tuu organization of tin* war trust In 1W<7. The .iMdJ, real and ^iflonal property of fifteen companies, were purchased by the American refineries company at the lime of the amalgamation. The American Sugar Refining Company, of Now Jersey, Mr. Ilavomoycr said, took place in 18l?l. of the former ?ocnlied trust. It was <log? through purchase. The new company acquired ull the property before held by the trust, and no more, and was capitalized first at ISO,000,000, afterward increased at $75.000,000. The greater purl of the $25,000,000 Increase went In purchase of the Philadelphia property. Air. Havemeycr denied that this utock was put in at fifty cents on the dollar on a valuation of the Philadelphia property made by himself, and associates, saying It was put in at par. Denial and AdmlMlon* In answer to direct questions, Mr. Havemeycr, denied categorically that his company controlled the sugar market In the United States; fixed the price nf aiipnfii mntrnllml -?h?? nroduct of sugar or that it had an agreement with the Mullonhituer concern, the National. or the St. Louis. "You really do control the product and price of rellned sugar In the United Stat**, du you not?" asked the senator. "We undoubtedly do," replied Mr. Havemeyer emphatically. "Wo turn out between 75 and 80 per cent of the whole output of the country. And I want to say," Mr. Havemeyer went on, raising his voice, "that when we controlled 95 per cent of the output the supreme court said It was perfectly legal to do so." Senator Lexow wanted to know about Arbuekle Bros, relations with the American Sugar Refining Company, and spoke of the Urm competing with the sugar company. "They never competed with us." said Mr. Havemeyer. "They are wholesale grocers and handled cur products." "Why did you organise a coffee company within a day or two. Do you think the coffee business as alluring art the sugar business?" "Yes. I propose to carry on the coffee business Just as we have the sugar business and that is?I state it here In open court without fr?ar of contradiction?to the advantage of the consumer. My going into the coffee business has nothing to do with Arbuekle taking his sugar trade froin us. That's pure nonsense." Mr. Havemeyer denied trtost emphatically that the reason the company was going into the manufacture ef coffee w as the Arbuckles entering Into competition with it In the sugar business. "Arbuekle has never competed with Us." he said. "He proposed to do so, and Is welcome. We are going Into the coffee buslnevj because there Is a Held tor legitimate enterprise there." Arbncltle'a Turn In lw Fnimy. Senator Lexow then aroused interest and surprise by calling John Arbuekle to the stand. Mr. Arbuekle testified that after he had determined to build a sugar refinery a director of the American i Sugar Keflnlng Company, In speaking to him about It. satd: "How would you like us to go Into the coffee business?" "I felt." said Mr. Arbuekle, "that It was an Implied threat." James N, Jarvis was railed. He said: "LoVrell M. Palmer, of the American Sugiir Refineries Company, came to me until ?if von start refinlmr sugar we 1 will go Into the coffee busings, an"d tHA' M Havemeyers have more millions than the Arbuckles.'" The commit lee adjourned until 11 o'clock to-morrow morning. THE OLD STORY Of Mamerri of ClirUtUiti?Hurder anil PI I luge in Crete. CANEA, Island of Crete. Feb. 5.? There was firing in the streets here for several hours yesterday. Several Turkish soldiers were wounded. Endeavors were made to establish military cordons around the Christian and Mussulman quarters. ATHENS, Feb. 5.-Advices received from the island of Crete are to the effect thut trouble at Canea originated In the unfounded report that the Mussulmans had killed twenty-seven Christian sentinels at Akrostrl. When this report was received the Vail ordered the troops ot proceed to the defense of the Christian villages. The troops were attacked, and It is reported that twenty persons were killed. Several villages were destroyed by fire. Canea Itself Is In a state of complete revolt. The Mussulmans, It is claimed, instituted the attacks upon the Christians and commenced the discharge of fire-arms. A considerable number of persons perished in Ihe conflict. Finally it was observed the soldiers themselves fired from the ramparts on the heads of the Christians. The mussulmans set fire to the quarters occupied by the Christians and the flames were visible from the war ships of the powers anchored In the harbor. The flames appeared to be spreading in t*??? .Hior-f Inn at the nnlnce ut the urch bishop and the Greek schools. The commanders of the Italian an?l French gunbouts attempted to stop the fighting, and landed small detachments of soldiers for the purpose of protecting th?- telegraph ottlce:?. The Christians at Hatepa sought refuge at iho ofllce of the foreign consuls, and on board the gunboat. The Vail and the consuls of the powers were near Halapa when the outbreak commenced, but they were unable to enter Caiwa until nightfall. The fighting ceased, but according to the latort advlcs the tlr?-s Ktartcd for the purl on/j <>c destroying the buildings haVtf not yet been extinguished. Illooil mill I'lrr. ATHENS, Feb. 5.?-Three-fourth? of the Christian quarters In the city of Cnnc?a have been burbed to th?? ground. The Christians while trying to escape to the warships were attacked by the mussul man population anil many were killed an?l Injured. The total number of victims In eat I mated at .'100. It Li reported that n large number of women and children have already been landed on tin* l:dund of MIlo by the Italian ertilder. The men in most Imuancea remained at Crete. They barricaded their house* and made other preparation# for the approaching atrugffle. Il> Ip .-rnt fo ?rrtr. ATIIKNS, Feb. 5.--In the leglnlntlve chamber to-day the president of the council, Th. del YiLnnh, announced thnt the government had ordered two men-ofwar tn prpcecd ?t once to Crr.te. The announcement wan followed by a acone of Interna* excitement and entfhuMusm. The l.iteet peiva from C.inivi h to the effeet that fordKii vejeid* arc already engaged In th" work of trnniiportlng refugees to th" (Iredan Inland ?>f Mill It In announced that the foreign consuls were obliged t?i make their escape from Ilalepa to Canea by way of th j?ea. A ( unllilniiin TOItONTO. ().. Feb. f?. - Tire thh morning dcxtroyed the livery barn of .Iw-'-pa I'I-mt and gutted the dwelling with which It W;; - iv.iiii" ted. The rntitenw were partially nav?>!. The hor^ca were Kctvcd, but a dog which >?.' iyed by hi* pant, wnfl burned, Loan *1,000; Insured. AGAINST LOBBY. Fortiflcntloiis ol Both Homes Will , Be Completed To-day. THE TROCIIA WILL BE STRONG. So That Sympathizers With Measures Cunnot Cross It. AN ELOQUENT I LEA WAS MADE Djr Delegate Curtis, of Olilo County, In Favor of Allowing Veteraue of the Bine autl CJrajr to Peddle Wtthomt Lleente. Nfimt* I'ommltlM Rrnnrli Advfritlv on ths Valued Inanrauce Bill?II IVill UuiIunIiImIIx be Defeated lit ths (Jpp?r Chamber?So "Ripper" Legislation by tbc Present Uody of Law Makers* Special Dlspatrh to the Intelligencer. CHARLESTON. W. Vo.. Feb. 5.? The two houses have the lobbying feelIn* so strong that they are going to rati themselven In to keep the talent off their backs. It I* expected that the fortifications will be completed by to-morrow. The children of the desert are wondering whether (hey are to be allowed to roost on the rampart*. Ohio county was heard from In the house to-day through the very graceful and telling Hpeech of Delegate Curtis, In behalf of the bill allowing veteran* of the blue and the gray to peddle without license. The sou of a distinguished Union soldier, now gone to his reward, spoke with great tenderness of the needy old boys of the two great armies. After that there was no trouble to pass the bill. Home doubts are 'xpressed as to the constitutionality of the measure, hut nobody doubts the good intent. The senate Judiciary committee has resolved unanimously to report adversely on the valued Insurance policy bill thaUwent through the house, with a rush. There was more time to Inform DtMiutors than there had been to inform delegate^ and information did the business in the senate. Some members of the house who voted for the bill say they did not understand it. and hop* It may be defeated in the senate. i lie mauntn-c vuiii|Muu?b m v jiiuu oiiiiK against the passage of the bill, but they are not lobbying against It In the ordinary sense. The stories that have gone from here about the ripper legislation that was to be put through are flights of fancy. There Is no such purpose. A better disposed IttgiNlature ihuu this naVir assembled In West Virginia. The two bodies art* doing good honest work and are eager to do what is brat'for thy mate." The lumbermen of this region are entertaining the national association of retail lumber dealers. To-night a reception Is being held in honor of the visitors. C. B. Scott, of Bethany, Is among the active forces here to present to the legislature th* claims of Bethany college on the favorable consideration of the state, and he Is doing It well. C. B. 11. THE UNIVERSITY. The LegUlatlv* Committee of Inspection Finish Their Duties There. Bpeclal Dl?patch to tho Intelligencer. MORCSANTOYVN, W. Va.. Feb. 5.Tfce committee from the legislature whlph h(i? li??n h?rw Iwn ilavt. flnl?h*i1 Its inspection to-day and has returned to Charleston. In addition to the Improvements decided upon yesterday, they will recommend the seating of the arallery in the chapel with opera chair* at once. They liave been entertained by Dr. Goodknlght during their stay here, A wore thorough Inspection of the different departments was made to-day and It has added to their enthusiasm. Every tine connected with the school here, is delighted with the favorable outlook. BIO LAND DEAL Xfw York 1'nrttrs lo Parrhiie -10,000 Arret In Itvuriolph <'entity. Special Dispatch to the lntelllgoneer. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 5.-Shelton L. Reger. of Kiklns, V.'eM Virginia, arrived here from BufTalo. X. Y., to-day, stating that ho had negotiated a deal with a western Now York syndicate to purchase 40,000 acres of coal ami timber land In Randolph comity, for $300,000. The land is the property of a Washington, D. C., syndicate. Mr. Retrar, also stated that he had a deal on with Pittsburgh capitalists to sell them .1i>,000 acres of land in Pocahontas county, at $20 an acre. The Pittsburghers Intend building a branch railroad into the territory which contains a seam of coal from eight to fourteen feet in thickness. Air. Regar refund to divulge the name# of the would-be purchasers. MERIT SUCCEEDS. Mr. C. K. Howell, Formerly of Wheeling* lieu n Paring Her Mi. Special Dispatch to tho 1nt#lllBeneer. PITTSBURGH, Pa., Feb. 5.?Mr. Charlcn S. Howell was to-day nppointed superintendent of the Went Perm Hogpllnl to succeed Mr. Hou^e, who was removed last week. The appointment was a great mirprlae t?? even the cloie friends of Mr. Howell. rru? now (tuppnni'Mim-iii IS an nin newiipnper ma si of Wheeling. He come from thoru to newspaper work in Plttnburgh. Inter becoming claim nvront of the Unltltnoro <8- Ohio road. Since April I. Ia.?t. Mr. Howell hti* been connected with tin* conHolldatod trnrtlon conipnny, of I'lltrfhurKh. It Is undorslood his salary In the new position will be JII.OOO per yenr. Krlilriilty oflfmomul HIikI. Special Dlnpntch to the 1nt'MII(rencer. KINOWOOD. TV. Vn , Feb. ft.?Charles Helm* wan brought to Jail here to-da.v and Hent-noed for on year in default of bond : ? U'M'p the peace. Ho Is a sln?lt. middle-aired mnn. and l? char*."! with attempting t?> kill his wither and other member* "f ;ii" family. Ho In con ddered j dnnwroii?, and tin* family wan afraid of him. I: i.i thotiRht ho will bo ?..nt to the i asylum, .? hi* mind Hoeinn to J?e nilRound. 1JI? residence I.i near independence. ( 'mil HbowllHf for Oil. Sp?M'lfll Dlnpntrh tp. the Intelligencer. HTRI'llENVIM/K. o.. FeK f. ThKnox f>ll and Oaa Company, have drilled In a well on tin* McClftln farm, at Kivoxvllle, and have a Rood f.howln* of oil. I CANTON CONVERSATIONS WereXot Xnniertme Yeaterdajr* Atttioagh Them Were ? Mnmber of Vlattora-McKcuim AckHotvledici IIla Tender anil Acceptance a* a Member of Hie Cabinet. CANTON, Ohio, Feb. G.*-Aliout the usual number of visitor* called at the McKlnley residence to-day. This morning people from many parti of the country wanted to see Mr. McKlnley for a few minutes and the Presidentelect met nil pleasantly Mr. Imuran C. MhrrAv. of TvmlnvNh* Ky.( raid lie had a very satisfactory conference with the President-elect this morning. Mr. Murray returned by appointment at 2 o'clock for a further conference. He said ills visit here was to talk over the situation In Kentucky In regard to the senate lie said that Mr. St. John Boyle, the Republican caucus nominee, had a bright chance of being the next senator from the blue grass state, although Mr. Yerkes ha* a great many friends and udmlrers. When asked as to the possibility of Governor Hradley appointing a successor to Senator Blackburn, Mr. Murray said that this might occur, but he did not know how Governor Bradley stood on the subject. Mr. Murray leaves ut 4:03 o'clock for his home, by way of Cleveland. "I have no object in concealing It. T have been offered and accepted the position of private secretary to Prevident McKlnley." J. Addison Porter, of Hartford, said this to the Associated Press representative in the McKlnley library this afternoon. * M'KEWWA 'FEBBEB UP. II* Will ll? lu lU* Cabinet?Interior Portfolio Likely to 1? IIU Lot. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5.?Judge McKenna, of the United States circuit court, last night authorised the statement that he has been Invited to accept a position w the caomei 01 rresiuentelect McKlnley, and also that he has signified his acceptance, lie did not care lo give for publication the dispatch In which the tender of a poult Ion wan made, nor did he wish to make his re* sponse known, -.c considered telegram* confidential and personal. He has expected the communication from Canton. He will leave the latter part of the month for Washington ready to enter tipon his new duties Immediately after the Inauguration. Whether Juuge McKcnnu Is to be attorney general or secretary of the .terlijr In the new administration Is now know only to the President-elect. STes, he said la?t night, "I have received a telegram from President-elect McKlnley proffering me a place In tincabinet. 1 have wired an acceptance." "As secretary of the Interior?" "I do not know that. The telegram did not state. It will be euuer that or attorney general. I am Inclined to think, however. It will be the interior, as that place generally goes to a western man. and further, an that secretaryship was the principal topic In the discussion In my Interview with the Presidentelect." TWs telegram and statement puts at rest aJl doubts as to California's representation in the cabinet. It Is pretty well known that he would be given a place. Those who read between the lines of the dispatches from Canton were convinced that the question was not whether MoKenna was to represent the west in the cabinet, but what position he would be given. The latter part Is not yet settled by official declaration, though Judge Mclvennn believes that the Interior wi.. be his portfolio. McKlnley'* Drrw Mnlf. PITTSBURGH, Pa.. Feb. G.-John J. Kennedy, tailor and Importer, of New York, was a passenger on the western express this morning, bound for Canton, with Major William McKlnley's new evening dress suit, which was en closed in a fine new ease, on tne msiue of which was the President-elect's name in large gold letters. Mr. Kennedy said he would not trust any one but himself to try the suit on the major, and although lie could hardly spare the time away from his business, made the trip on purpose to personally look after It. Mr. Kennedy w^nt lo Cleveland two weeks ago when Mr. McKlnley was a guest at the home of Myron T. Herrick, and took the measurements. Thcloth is a superfine Jet black worsted of Saxony finish. What !Vctr York Will (Jet. ALBANY, N. Y.. Feb. 5-Congressman Sherman, who has be#?n mentioned for a f>lnce in Mr. McKlnley'* cabinet, was expected to stop ofT at Albany to-day. to see Governor Black, but had not arrived up to noon time. The best informed politicians say there is little reason to suppose any New Yorker will be In the cabinet. Said one: "There will be no New York man In McKlnley's cabinet, but he may throw ji couple of ambassadorships over to this state. Dejfew can go to England If he desires and General Porter to France." WOMEN FAVOR BACCHANTE. A Wellealry I'rnftMor Urffnili tlir Mnchettiiril Mlntnr. SPRINGFIELD, Feb. 5.?At the state federation of woman's clubs' convention, Mrs. Julia Ward Howo yesterday made the address of welcome. The principal address was by Professor Morgan, of Wellesley college. upon the "Psychology of the Beautiful." She vigorously defended tho Bacchante statue In Boston. saying: "Through a. fellowship which even a daughter of tile Puritans may Inherit. In the rich soul of Plato, I have received it different Interpretation of the ideal Bacchus of the (.reeks from that enter* talned by th?? Writer of editorial articles In one of the foremost of New York's literary reviews. I must, confess my self us holding the bronue mint or uacchus among the oherlahed treasures In my Wellesle.v study." Her sentiments wen- roundly applauded, and Mrs. Howe Indorsed nil that Professor Morgan had mild. TRIED TO LYNCH A NEORO. KiclttiiK Neriiea *t ? Criminal Hearing n( <'olnutlil?, I'n. LANCASTER, Pa.. Pol). B.-Marcun Hutoher, the negro who assaulted Mr*. Kltnor Schnor, a week ago. was given a hearing at Columbia ywterdav. At the hearing Mrs. Schner Identified Butcher us her assailant. Before the hearing concluded n crowd collected before the door with the Intention of doing Injury to the prisoner. To nave Butcher he Wfrt taken out the back way. hurried Into a carriage, and driven rapidly t? the waiting trolby car. On the way to the c.u* the carriage passed tne \v.i nan's hu?l>u.id, and .Mr. Hchnei* ili .. ! volver r?n>! ftiiaue nn attempt t-* rh"i?: Hut her, but was restrained i-y a detective. Tii'- i-roivd rac-'d for the car. They c.ime up to the negro as he was belnn taken from thu c.<rrlagc. and m vigorous attack \vai? made on him. lie wan punched and kicked, but the office ?uecoed.ul in getting him to Jrull. THE PROPER QUOTA Of the United States Senate Established Yesterday BY THE UNANIMOUS ACTION Of The Body in Favor of Kenney'a Claim ton Sent, WHO REPRESENTS DELAWARE On the Certificate of the Governor, Bat Who IVas Choien toy a Lr|Ulat?re Fraudulently Klected?While IlepnblU cant Withdrew Oppoiltlou to llle Ad* mlailon, lilt Title will be AUaekrd lleieaflcr?Ills Knlranee loi-the Penate KJTrrted IVo Hiwnilal Change In Party Strength?Unpont'e Case Cannot be lUopened. ^ "WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 5.?The senate to-day admitted Itich&rd R. Kenney to the Delaware seat vacated mauy months ago by Mr. Higgins, and which since then has been the subject of continuous controversy. This augmented the Democratic membership to 40, and ship of the senate to Us proper quota of 90. It effected no essential change In party strength, however, the division being: Republicans, including independents, 44; Democrats, 40; Populists, 6; total, 90. All opposition to the seating of Mr. Kenney was withdrawn, Republican senators conceding that his credential from Governor Tunnel certifying that th?- regular legislature had chosen him in due form gave him a prima facie right of admission. Mr. Chandler and Ml-. Hoar expressed this view, and stated that Mr. Kenney'# title would be attacked hereafter on the\round that his credentials while prima facie correct. cam<? from a legislature fraudulently elected. .Mr. Hoar made the further statement thattheDupont case could not be reopened, having once been passed upon by the senate. The fact of this course Is to leave J. E. Addioks as the contestant for the seat held by Mr. Kenney. The Nicaragua canal debate proceeded without definite conclusion. Mr. Caffrey (Dem.. La.,) speaking againtrt. the bill. The pension calendar was cleared during the day, about fifty pension bills being passed. The Republican members of the ways and means committee devoted their attention to-day to the schedule of wood and manufacturers of wood, and decided to restore the McKiniey rates practically In full, with the important exception of white pine. Pine was dutiable at 12 under the law of 1892, but *'hen the McKiniey bill was framed the rate was reduced to II, so that in the new bill it will pay twice the rates of the McKiniey act. The house committee on elections today decided the hopkins-Kendall electljn contest from the Tenth Kentucky district In favor of the sitting membej>, who Is a Democrat, a minority report >vlll be made by Royce (Rep., Ind.,) and Llnney (Rep., N. C.,) In favor of Hopkins. The committee discussed the WatsonBlack case from Georgia, but did not rcach & decision. Senator McMillan Introduced to-day, by request, a b..l declaring that the Star Spangled B-xnner be the national song- of the Unftted States. INVALID DIVORCER OkUlioinn'i^rittnt Will r?nu Inunmcr bt? Domrallr Trouble*. WASHINGTON. Feb. 5.-The supreme court of the United State* may untlmately be called upon to declare concerning the validity of the divorces that have been ground out by the Judicial mills in the Dakotas nnd Oklahoma, and should that augu*c tribunal decide -that the divorces heretofore Issued from the mills in question are invalid and of no legal effect, there will be such an aggregation of domestic shaking-up as probably no country in the world ha* ever witnessed. Womeo who now regard themselves a* wives will realise that they have been living for a greater on* lesser period under conditions not sanctioned by the law; husbands will find themselves in the same predicament, while the number of children who will thus be branded with the fltamp of lllegimacy cannot be estimated. The decisions of Justice Russell, of the t'nlted States supreme eourt. In the n?nv famous McGow.tri case, In which he holds -that neither the wife nor husband can acquire temporary residence In a foreign state for the purpose of securing a divorce, has. in the opinion of eminent lawyers, laid the groundwork for the overthrow of the entire fake dl vorce system. The case Is now pending in the New York court of appeals, but whatever may be the decision here, it has been definitely arranged that the matter shall be carried up to the United States supreme court for a definite and final adjudication of the questions Involved. T<> thin end it is stated that five husbands who have been victims of Dakota decrees* have subscribed $10,000 each to a fund for takinic the appeal to the supreme court. Of the syndicate two reside in New York, one in Boston, one in Philadelphia and one in Chicago. CAT GIVES ALARM OF FIRE. Atrolte Tenant In n Vint Houte by Srratthlni; on the Door, NEW YORK. Feb. 5.?Fire in the flveulory fiat house at One Hundred and Sixteenth Street and Park Avenue yes terday morning did 515,000 damage and endangered the lives of some* twenty people. There nre twenty-seven sets of apartments In th building, and about 160 tenants. A stray cn.t was noticed in the hallway by \V. R Davenport, who cume home ut about fullO. .Mr. Davenport did not molest the animal, and shortly after going to bed was aroused by a scratching and mewing at his door. When he opened u he found the hall full of smoke. This timely nlurm saved the lives of many people and prevented further damage. The tire started In the storeroom In tho basement. The cause in not known. The building is owned by the Mutual Life Insurance t'olnpnny. and was damaged to the extent of $10,000 ilml the losses to the tenants amount to about $5,000. The flat of the Davenport family Is the last one opening from the long lmll on .the tlrsl Moor, which runs past tho elevator shaft. When the smoko poured into this hall the cat was driven to thy end. iinil lis lustlnei led it to >cratch :? the only door at hand. Mr. Pnv< nport's family sought In vain yesterday for the rat. but It could not bo found. If they find It they propose 1 ? give It a good berth for the rest of its life. A NARROW ESCAPE A. Cleveland Man Unite a 111k Illftk with tlie Mpaularde? He Kiti Up a Pal* to Oomex Under the Kjt? of Ills Captors. KEW YORK, Feb. 5.?A copyright cablegram from Havana to the Evening World, say a: The arrest of Henry K. Sheridan, of 1204 Euclid cvenuo, Cleveland, by the military authorities of Quanabacoa, is a strange affair. He vrajt treated 6o well .and discharged W promptly that no Inquiry baa been made into the matter. Why ho was seized and detained is still a mystery to young Sheridan. He made no complaint to General Lee, and no explanation hay been asked at tho palace. On tho day Sheridan, who Is an verrturous, but tactful tourist, was arrested, he came to the room of tho correspondent at the hotel Inglaterra, and . said: "I hear that Oojlmar, a watering place beyond Guanabacoa, haw been burned by the rebels. I'm going out there to see Jt. 1 can't speak Spanish, > but J want to go alone Just for the fuif of the thing." An the country between here and Cojimar Is full of troops on the alert watch* ing for rebels who also abound, an effort was made to persuade the young man not to go. "Oh, I'll get some fun out of it." he said, and started fully convinced that could "Jolly" any Spaniard on earth. That night there was a fearful storm of wind and rain. Sheridan did not return. It was thought that the $oung man might have sought shelter, but his friends were worried and were about reporting his absence to General Lee, when Into the hotel he came. "I have been arrested," he explained. "They seized me at Guanabacoa, kept me a prisoner all night and then let me go. I C- >uld not understand what they said about it, but I made stich a stiff kick that from being rough they changed to being polite. 1 had my American passport and had done nothing, so I put on a buld front. I found on arriving at Guanabacoa that I would have to get a pass to go to Cojimar. I applied at the office of tho commandant and he asked fur my papers. As soon as he saw my name he compared it with one on a card he had and smiled with glee. He called two soldiers with guns, and they stood by tho door while he went out. I. waited. Another ofllcer came in. He was <n good looking that I asked him by signs to take a drlnlc. "i!?. nodded. I thought, and I put my. arm in his and walked him to the door. He whistled, seized mo by the arm*, and the two soldiers levelled their guns at me. 1 then saw I was arrested. The high cockalorum came back had a rocking chair brought In and 1 sat down. It was then 3 o'clock. At 0 o'clock a lot of ofTlCers came in. They invited me to their table to dinner and always passed thing* to me first. They were very polite I went back to my chair and sl??pt under guard until 3 o'clock in the morning. when the commandant woke me up, gave me my passport, opened the door, mo-Honed that I could go, ami bowed very low. "I saw I was the aggrieved party and I refused to go. It was dark and raining. 1 shook my head, made signs that I wanted a bed and sat down. The ofll- . cer had a cot brought in, a servant made a bed and I turned in. At 8 they brought me coffee and rolls, I dressed and left, the officers bowing and evidently apologising for my detention." "Were you not afraid, at first?" Sheridan was asked. "There was only one thing T was afraid of." he replied. "I was afraid they might search m*." "What if they had. you had nothing dangerous about you." "So. only a pass to dome?;, signed by Estrada. Palma. belonging to a friend. I ate it up while I sat In that chair." Cnban Kailwny Accident. HAVANA. Feb. 5.?A passenger train from Matanzas was accidentally derailed yesterday, between Colon and Garrelera?. An iron-clnd guard car, a bug- ' gage car.and a third-class passenger car were capsized, the commander of the escort and four soldiers were wound-t ed. one soldier was mutilated, and the engineer, fireman and all tho crew of . the train and a man selling papers, were i viti.-j iinnni* iho im??(%nirr'rs. manv were wounded. Colonel Arjano telegraphs that the troops under hln command have killed the Insurgent Colonel Rem i go Lopez and the Insurgent lieutenant Juan Diaz in a skirmish. A Papnl DrrUlon. DETROIT. Feb. 6.-The Evening News learns -that Mgr. Martinelli, the papal ablegate at Washington, ha? received and transmitted to Bishop Foley, of this diocese, am) to Rev. Shristlan Dpirnissen, rector of St Charles church. Detroit, copies of the decision of Pope Leo and the cardinals of the propaganda, in thecele-. brated "church farm" case, and that Fr. Deimissen wins every i>oint for which he contended. The question at Issue was whether the title to the so called "church farm," located In the eastern suburbs of Detroit. Is vested in Bishop Foley, or In St. Charles church. The cardinals of the propaganda, flit a meeting In Rome, Jan-, uary 11, decided that the rigrht to the property was not vested 1n the bishop of Dctrait f'tr the benefit of the diocese, but belongrsto Dr. Dennlssen, as rector of St.. Charles, and was to be administered for the benefit of parishioners In the territory formerly known as "Le Cote du Nord-Kst." Itntm to tlir 111k Fight. CinCAOO, Fob. 5.?The roads of the Western Passenger Assoolation have been voling for the last few days upon two propositions to make reduceu rates to the scene of the Corbett-Fitzsimmons tlKht In Nevada, The first proposition provides for a rate of fiO from the Missouri river for the round trip, which means a. rate of $G2 fin from Chicago. The other plan is to mak^ a round trip rate of twenty dollars less than the regular round trip between Chlca/ro and Reno. Nevad.i*, which would mean a rate of $90 from Chicago. The vote will not b?? completed until to-morrow, and the chance-- are very strong that the first proposition will Ije carried. Won nun Fun I. FREMONT. O.. Feb. 5.-Paul TVnnle. * of Toledo, and Wade Watts, of Kansas City, met in a glove contort last night. It was to have been a twelve riund bout, but Watts, who had outfought himself, reported to such foul tactics that In the second round. Referee Stahr declared In Demile's favor. Slmnt?hi|> JJovmir-iit*. GENOA?Arrived, Rms, New York. NEW YORK-Arrived. Italia, Naples, etr. N15W YOIUC-ArriVCd, Folcln, Genoa; Soltli'tium, AmKtmlnm. CtKNOA?Arrived, Olympln. New York. I' 10 RN ST<) W X, ?Cu tn jw n 1 a, New York, for Liverpool. U'rnthfP Pumntl for To-day. For WVit N'lr?;lnln. NViern IVnnsylvn* Dia mill Ohio, ruin; southeasterly to ostat rly wlndf. Iiiicnl Tmijirrnlmv. The trmiH'rnturo vst?>nl:iy ;r> observed | by'.' ii?'htiepf, dru^tflu oormM- I'onrtce?th iitul Murtu-i ittreetf. was as follow;}: . it, in !< ' |>. in. 4"i ; u. in 2t>" i>. m . <1 patlu r--Chs?ng'Uj.