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THE NATIONAL CAPITOL
The Cream of The Doings of a Day in the Na?
tional Capitol Brightly Epitomized.
BIDDERS ON HEW BATTLESHIPS HEARD.
Blind Chaplains Iii Kennte ami EIoiimc
?Rev. Condon Does Xot Believe
In liell?This Xun-UcHcl'Account?
ed For by His Departure Fruui
SJao House Alter Prayers.
Washington, Doc. 11, !:>:'.">.
There Is something sadly grotesque
about the fact that both the Senate and
House have selected blind preachers to
eervc as chaplains to their respective
bodies. Each day at noon I lie Rev.
Conden, of Michigan, Is led up id the
desk of the House ami otters :: short
prayer for everybody und everything
in general, anil then is. led away
again. The thought comes Irresltlbly
to one looking on that if that uhaplaln
could only see the Kung in front of hint
lie would either lengthen bis pi avers
for them or give up the game ns too
big for one man to conquer. It Is said
the Hey. Cdndeh does not believe in
hell, but this is ace.Hinted for on the
grounds that lie bus only beon here
ten days, and always goes out of the
House as soa'n as he has prayed. He
ought to get the opinion of Ambassador
Bayard on the seem :; of yesterday.
H'tic llliyiird Impeachment.
There Is always a marked difference
between the two great pur tics in Con?
gress, and certainly the sober Judgment
of the country endorses the Democratic
methods of procedure, although it Is
tiot as showy nor as well calculated to
attract notoriety as the Invariable rule
of the Republican partisans. With a
Democratic House and a Republican
Ambhssad ir nl the court of St. .lames,
who had acted precisely as Mr. Bayard
has done, there could not, and would
hot have been such 11 seem- as was
enacted yesterday tinder the leadership
of Mr. Barrett, of Massachusetts.
There was not ah Intelligent or honest
Republican lit Ihe House who seriously
believed that Mr. Bayard ought to be
Impeached or that there existed any
reasonable grounds for such action, but
it was a good occasion to manufacture
a litti" cheap political capital ami the
Republicans always Improve such op?
portunities. Tie- methods of the Re?
publicans are common nnd they gloat
in great glee over n chance to stub n
political enemy In the t nek rather than
by rising to a high plane, and com?
mand the admiration <if a people.
Mr. Crisp, with more- than bis usual
sagacity, caught the Republican desire'
to emphasize their protection policy,
nn?l very adroitly pul them on the
defensive with their own trick for
The New ltnttleslllps.
The Virginia Senators and Represen?
tative Tyler have had notice of the
resolutions offered by Mr. Merrill
Cooke in the state Legislature, and
frcrii the Business Men's Association of
Norfolk, relative lo the securing of one
or both of the new ships to be built
for the Newport Newt; company, and
they will do all in their power to ad?
vance the Interests of the Virginia com?
The Board of Naval Bureau, as It is
called, he:.', a meeting to-day and heard
in person from the different bidders,
hut did not render a final decision in
the mutier. They will, however, in the
next few days announce their final dc
termlnation, and at present there s ems
to bo ric apparent reason why the New?
port News Company should not secure
Virginia lien nntl Sin Hers.
Gen. V. D. Groner, of Norfolk, has
been a conspicuous figure about the
Arlington Hotel, while the Republican
National Committee whs In session, and
was. as usual, enthusiastic about the
growth and outlook for Norfolk.
Mr. Oroner, in spenklng of Old Point,
said that Mr. Pike bad leased the Hy
geht Hotel for a term of years nl $25,000
per annum, and that the Chamber?
lain Hotel wonJd be i. ady for its open
it:);- by January provided the sewerage
system was completed, but as to Ibis
he s.ned to think thai it would be at
least March before the work was fin?
Senator Thomas s. Martin, with his
wife, nee Miss Lucy Day, will spend
the winter at the Cairo, in this city,
and later in the season will enter fully
into the social features of Senatorial
Senator Daniel will be nbsenl from
? the city for a short period, us the time
approaches for the marriage of his
daughter, which will occurr in Lynch
burg very shortly.
Congressman Meredith, who Is one
of the most elllclont and Indefntlgablc
workers in the Virginia delegation, has
jus: published a letter, in which be an?
nounces that lie will lie a candidate for
re-election next full. This was called
forth by numerous letters from his
frlehds and a number of prospective
Candidates from his district. Mr. Mer?
edith has faithfully and earnestly
sii veil his people and will doubtless iv
c< Ivo their undivided support for his
continuance in Cdngi ? bs.
Mr. VY. II. Pnll'less left for bis home
in Portsmouth last night, after becom?
ing throronghly convinced that the
promises of politicians are traced In
sand and that (he pursuit of office is
flat.stale and wholly unprofitable. He
promises, however, to be In Ihe front
pew When the roll cnll Is made for the
next Republican Congressional nomi?
nation In Hie Second District.
Miss Mollle Kllloti Seawell, formerly
of Gloucester county, but now living
in Washington, and who is a relative
of tin Hon. 1?. Gardiner Tyler, has Just
received a $3,000 prize from Ihe New
York Herald for the best 'novelette.
Miss Seawell Is a gifted lady of very
unttsuaj literary accomplishments, and
won this prize over a number of fa?
Ex-?ov. P. w. McKlnney, of Farm?
vi lie, Is registered at the Metropolitan
Hotel, and is here on legal and private
1,1 Ms OF TUE STA tt ANIV CRESCENT.
Said I'iislii? WislifH to I.enve Turkey,
llut the Notion Objects.
Constantinople, l?ec. 11.?The Porto
has granted exequaturs to Major Wll
llnms and Major Bullman. the newly np
! pointed British vice-Consuls at Van
land Sivas, and also to a British vice
Consul at Hnrpoot. The vice-Cons'ils
will start for their posts Immediately.
In the appeal made t? Ihe Sultan by
M. Nelldoff, the Russian Ambassador,
111 the name of the Czar, strongly ad?
vised the Sultan to concede the de?
mands for extra gunrdslilps In order to
avoid magnifying the mattet*, as, lie as?
sured the Sultan, the demand would be
persisted in by the powers.
The negotiations for a Government
loan of 1,000,000 pounds secured by the
revenues of the Turkish tobacco Regie,
have fallen through.
it is learned that Said Pnshn, in reply
(o the Sultan's demand that ho leave the
British Embassy and return to bis homo,
said that he was willing to live In any
place outside or Turkey that the Sultan
might appoint, and would also pledge
himself tli keep entirely aloof from
politics, boimr. In view of the clreum
Btiinces, extremely anxious to leave the
country with his family. To this the
Sultan replied that be was hot willing
that Said should mil himself outside of
his (Ibo Sultan's) power, as he was the
custodian of loo many secrets.
The result was that Said received (ho
assent of the Soltnn io his living ahy
whi re within the Empire, together wilb
Hie Imperial assurance that his Ma
lesty would not compel him to hold olllce
and upon this assurance Said returned
to his home.
Upon Laving the British Embassy,
Paid b i t n letter addressed to sir Philip
Currio. the British Ambassador, thank?
ing lllm for his protection and hospital?
ity. Sir Philip wrote n letter |n the
Sultan expressing hope that Suhl Pasha
would not be harmed.
Placards denouncing the Sultan w< re
nested op the morning of December
10th in all the principal mosques, and at
the gate of the Yildtz Palace, the Sul?
After the decision of the Porte to
Issue an trade permitting tin- passage
of the extra puard&hlos through (lie
strait of the Dardanelles the rrirclgn
diplomats held a meeting, at which they
decided that Ihe presentation of an ul?
timatum to ihe Porte was needless. In?
asmuch as Ihe Unnaus demanded li.nl
TU<> farewell Appcarmiee oftlie Vt Iiis
key Trust Ilituslicc.
Chicago, III.. Dec. 11.?The ghost or
the Whiskey Trust war In the courts
made its farewell appearance In the
United States District Court this morn?
ing, when Judge Crosscut, in n brief
statement, dismissed the rule which
ho Issued against ex-President Qrceh
hut, to show cause why ho should not
ho punished for contempt of court In
bavin;!: used Ihe name >>r Sidney 1..
Wormser. an employe or P. J. Gobdhurl
& Co.. of New York. In the original
bill l"..r the Whiskey Trust r.Ivership
without Wormser's authority. When
the contempt proceedings were com?
menced Mr. Greenhut made atliduvlt
Hint he had the authority of A. 1-:.
'???odhart to use Wormser's name und
Mr. Goodhart made a positive affidavit
to Hi.- contrary. The Court staled that
Mr. Coodhart and his associates de?
clined lo come her.- ami testify, but their
reasons were Inadequate ami he was
unwilling to rely on their deposition to
decide the Issue of veracity. The Court
ajgo exonerated Messrs, Bunnells nnd
Bnriick. counsel for ihe plaintiffs, de?
claring that they were justitiell in be?
lieving that tiny had authority to use
'Flic Lord's I'niycr ut Krlt owl Declared
St. Paul, Dee. ll.?The State Super?
intendent 'f Public Instruction recent?
ly received an Inquiry whether or not
the law prohibited the opening of public
schools with a recital of the Lord's
Prayer, and asking tin- advice of the
Superintendent when one person In the
Slate objects to the service. Attorney
Geiierhl Childs, to whom the matter
was referred, holds that the service Is
in violation of section 18 of the State
Constitution, which provides thai no
person shall be compelled lo nllend,
erect, or support any place of worship.
As the Constitution requires the peo?
ple of the state to support Its schools
a. religious service at the opening of
school is unconstitutional and cannot
he maintained where there is an objec?
The Colt Divorce Case Discontinued
Providence. Dec. 11.?The Cull case
was called thin morning when Attor?
ney Bipley, Mrs. Colt's counsel, ap?
peared before Judge Stincssc in the
appellate division of the Supreme
Court, und moved for the dismissal
ol' Ihe lady's petition for divorce. In
seconding (be motion Mr. Coiwell, at?
torney for Colonel Colt, read a letter
I from his client. In which he said, that
i despite ihe statements of some news?
papers, his suit against Mr. Van Allen
did rut rennet upon Mrs.C It's conduct
in any way. The motion for discontin?
uance was then granted. The attorney
in the can- said the affair was now all
over, und there was nothing more to
I lie Cubans Besiege the Itlllllgn ting'
Madrid, Dec. 11.?A dispatch to the
Impnivial from Havana says that, the
Insurgents derailed a freight train at
jicotcn yesterday, blocking the track
so that the passenger trains from Santa
Clara for Havana was unable to get
The Insurgents, with several batteries
of artillery, have besieged the fot t at
It Is reported that another filibuster?
ing expedition hns landed at Cape
Maximo Gomez, the rebel leader, has
arrived at Placettas.
MET DEATH DEFIANTLY
Kayward, the Murderer ot Catharine Ging,
Solves the Mystery ot the Great Hereafter.
NERVES UNDER WONDERFUL CONTROL.
In i I i;i[iii it t rind Cool Muring His
I.nst Moments--< rneliM t?lii?Nlly
Jokes Willi Hie Newspaper Wcu?
I'orgnvc AH Wttn IVronceii Mini?
uit? wich ii Farewell oullisl.tps.
Minneapolis, Doc. 11.?Harry Hny?
ward was launched Into eternity at
2:03 o'clock this morning. Hnyward
spent the lime uniil \iiulnlghl with
tSdgaxd Goodsell, Iiis brother Adry, ami
a stenographer. Supper wits served at
midnight, ami tin.' visitors departed.
I lay ward ate a most hearty supper,
and appeared to greatly enjoy this, his
last meal. At I o'clock Father Timothy
of the Kasl Side and Key. William Wil?
kinson visited I lay ward. Upon return?
ing from the cell they reported that
there was practically nothing of a reli?
gious nature discussed by them, al?
though Hnyward said that he forgave
all his. enemies, and thanked them for
coming. The ministers did not pray
with him, nor did lo- seem lo want them
At 1:26 Deputy Sheriff Phil. Megnr
den entered the corridor and read Ihe
death warrant. llayward proceeded
lo make bis toilet. Deputy Sheriffs
Ltrlghl and Aldereon acted as valets,
llayward calmly removed his standing
collar, replacing it with one of the turn
down variety and a small white tie.
which Deputy Sheriff Blight tied for
him. Then he changed his coat and
vesl and appeared in a neat cutaway
coat, high iiit vesl, and dark trousers.
The only truce ^of nervousness, was
BhOWII by bis repeatedly wiping his
bands with a silk handkerchief. All
this time Deputy Sheriff Megarden was
rcadluu the authority of the Governor
for the execution. When he had con?
cluded, llayward calmly brushed bis
clothes with a small whisk broom.
Then he tinned to Megarden and said:
"You didn't read nil of that did you?
Looks as if there was more there."
Megarden replied that he had nhislicd
tile document, and took his. departure
about 1:30. After Megarden had left
llayward paced up and down the cor?
ridor a few times, and (then called
out to L>r. Burton: "Well, Dock, its get?
ting pretty close, but If you t think
you will forget your lines. 1 will try to
(?ouch yon. This is the last hanging
that I will have anything to do with.
This is apparently my last day on
"NVhen Harry llayward Is hung, his
ghost will turn around and say thai
it is ashamed of his tody," yelled
llayward Id a group on the door below.
"Say. If there are any newspaper men
iwn there, put that In. or you will
see cold clammy hands down the book
of your nee!;, and you will know what
that means. It means that Harry
Hay ward's ghosl has returned to see
that you do It."
The death inarch began at 1:56 a. m.
The Hub- procession slowly wended its
way lo the cage door and passed out
into n short corridor connecting thr
north and south cell-rooms.
"Three cheers for Harry llayward,"
veiled Hnyward, ami someone respond?
ed with three faint cheers. With bis
head erect and walking with OS linn
a step as would characterize his move?
ment on Nlcholctt avenue, he walked
along the short corridor and Into the
cell-room. "Hood evening, gentlemen,1'
said the criminal, as he wnlkcd up the
almost perpendicular stairway ami
stood upon the drop.
"Have you any statement to make?"
asked Sheriff Homburg.
llayward replied Hint he had, nnd
then he began:
"The people think that 1 am a kind of
a devil, and if they knew uiy past If.e
they would be weil sware of that fact.
1 have made a shorthand confession, of
some of my deeds to Messrs. Manlx,
flood sell and Mhbcy, which Is true to
the best of my if collection."
This was said in a slow, hesitating
manner, as if the speaker had been re?
hearsing his part, but feared lest he
should borget his lines.
"Say Doyle." in- called. "Doyle, where
are?. Stick up your hand. I can't
see you, but bow do you do?"
All this was with an air of bravado,
which showed that the man had his
nerves under a most wonderful control.
"Say. Clemens," called Hay wood to his
ex-barber, "did you get those tickets'.'
You did? Well, all right."
"Well, have I said anything about
Manlx? 1 meant to say something
about him," lie drawled, "but 1 nm
hfrnld thai I have forget ten it. I have
the most kindly feeling for Ml'. Mail IX
and lo- has been n good friend of mine.
He has be.ui with me for several days
and we have been preparing a State?
ment of which 1 spoke before. Well,
what shall I say about Manlx?"
"Harry." spoke up Mr. Manlx. who
war. present. "Harry, you have said
enough. Have nothing more to say.
Act fu the same dignified manner OH
has characterised your conduct for the
past forty-eight hours and die like a
man. Think of your mother and fath?
er, who are HOW In (ears, and forgive
all who have ever testified against you
or sought lo do aught against you."
"I have freely forgiven them all and
do now forgive all who have in anv
way done or attempted to du me any
wrong. These priests were here anil
felt sorry that 1 do not have the same
views as they have in regard to the
hereafter. I respect Fathers Christi
Cleary and Timothy, but i must say
Hun I am not interested In religion n's
they would have me be. I promised my
attorney, .lohn Day Smith, that I would
say I his short prayer on the scaffold:
"(Hi. Lord, lor Christ's sake forgive
mo my sins.
"Megarden. go ahead."
?With Ihe winds be turned to Deputy
Megarden and Indicated that be was
ready to die. While Deputies P-rlght
ami Anderson steadied him on either
side Deputy Megurdon advanced nnd
wound (ho strap uround his [inkles, an?
other above his knees und a third around
his arms. "Ouch, that hurls." said 1 lay
wood, as the strap was drawn taut
around his arms. As Deputy .Megarden
was puttinu the noose around his neck.
Hnyward showed evidences Ilia I be was
somewhat fastidious in the manner of
ex ecu I Ion. ,
"Say. doesn't Ihe knot want to go
under the right ear? Put it under the
right ear." Hut Deputy Mcgarileii paid
no attention, but besau to draw it taiii.
"Pull It light; I die pat; flood-bye, Dr.
The cap was pulled down over bis
eyes nnd the deputy's bands bail hardly
left his boulders when Sheriff llolin
burg pushed the lever and the trap fell,
and Harry Hnyward dropped a good
six feet straight down, bringing up
with n jerk thai shook tin- entire build?
ing. Although the gallows creaked and
groaned and the rope stretched some?
what under the heavy strain, still it did
not give way. bul held Hnyward clear
of the door. Drs. Burton and Holmes,
watches In hand and lingers on tie
pulse, counted the pulsations that indi?
cated that the life of ih- murderer was
fast passing away. The drop fell nl L'-.os
o'clock und for thirteen minutes Ihe
straps were left upon the body. They
Were then removed and at 2:45 doctors
pronounced Hnyward dead. Death
A postmortem enmmenned at S o'clock
this morning. Well leu iwn specialists
will have charge. The remains will be
buried at Lnkewood Cemetery.
One of the specialists v. ho conducted
the autopsy this aftcrnooti expressed
Ihe belief that llayward was a degcuer
ale. Of the four stigmata named
Goesnrc Bombrosn us- invariably char?
acterising degenerates, three w.-re
fOund?marked symmetry of the skull
brain and face; prdtuberunl front tei th
and narrow and sharply arched palate.
The brain weighed fifty-live ounces,
about normal, and If there wore dnj de?
fects in It llu' microscope did no; show
This afternoon the aged paren's of
Harry Hnyward followed the ioniums
of their son to Lnkewood Cemetery!
where tin y were interred. aftCI a few
words by the Rev. Dr. Marlon D. Shi i
tcr. Uni versa I ist. Mr. and Mrs. llay?
ward, expected to pay a last visit to
the condemned man yosterdaj after?
noon, but they could not pluck up rull!1
dent courage and strength to go through
the ordeal of parting.
A COWAHALY ACT.
A TniSn I.unit or Louisville ItepiiliM
CnilS I tied I poo.
Eminence, Ky., Dec. II.?Thirty shots
were fired upon a train load of Louis?
ville Republicans ni this ,place last
night as they were returning from the
Inauguration of C!ov. Bradley. All the
windows of the last ear of the long
train, which left Frankfort at 7::iO p. m..
were shot out. and the bullets lore off
a largo quantity of splinters of ihe
wood work In the coach. There were
several Indies In the coach and the
excitement was" intense. At the first
volley everybody lay flat Oil the floor.
The firing continual I rapidly. The
train was just slowing up at Umineiire,
and in a moment it came lo a stridstlH.
Three men were seen along the track,
and as the train started up again about
ten more shots were fired through the
windows. Fortunately only one p.?! son
was burl: One man'!; neck was cut by
heavy pieces of plass. that flew in all
directions through the car. Many mem?
bers of tin' Ooiileld Club, of Louis?
ville, were in the coach. It was here
Hint Gov. Bradley broke off tic- Joint
debate with Hot', lliirdln. because of
the disorder of tin- Democrats present.
Tin- attack on tie- train is believed by
some persons to have been the outcome
Indiana Itcmoernl 1<- Lenders ill Con?
Indianapolls, Ind.. Dec. 11.?The con
fereiK.:' tie- suite Democratic lead?
ers was held nl the (Band Hotel to-day.
The f.-ature of tin- meeting Is th- demand
made by the free silver wing for recog?
nition. They Insist mi commuting the
parly to their views and the attempts
of ibis end have stirred iip matters in
a liv ely fashion. < ?. S. Clark, of Crei-ns
burg. Is the leader of the silver wing
and he thus expressed himself:
"We have decided not to introduce
a silver resolution mi one condition;
that no other resolutions he intro?
duced on an} question whatever. If
any resolution is offered we will como
forward with a free silver resolution
and we will be on hand to push it too.
We don't want this caucus to be Ihe
fiasco, the Maxlnnckee caucus was. Up
tin-re the sou ml money people declared
tin v carried Ihe day. We will not he
bulldozed this time."
A Police justice"* Nlioekiug Crime, j
Detroit, I'ec. 11.--The grand jury this
afternoon returned an indictment
against Police Justice K. Blair Simp?
son, charging him with attempted cri?
minal assault Tin- complainant is Miss
Anna Hewlett, who told a story of a
frightful struggle .with the justice of
the peace to save her honor. She was
in led for two weeks afterwards in a
physician's can- as a result of the
assault made upon her. Simpson was
brought from jail and arraigned in tin
Wayne County Court as soon as the In?
dictment was returned. He pleaded not
guilty ami was held to the Recorder's
Court in 15,000 ball.
This Is the third charge of the same
kind made against this ofliclal within
two weeks. The police claim to have
several others yet to be brought for?
Ttilrty-live Indictments Against for
Memphis, Tenn., Dec. II.?A. K. Ward,
the forger, who was captured ami
brought back to Memphis, after a so?
journ in Honduras, was Indicted tbirty
flVO limes to-day for forging as many
notes. Tile amount of forged notes is
over $S0,000. Twenty more Indictments
will be returned this evening or to?
morrow. Ward has employed good
lawyers and will make a light on the
line of a general denial.
Dispatches Sen! to Him urging Him to Re?
turn and Cat! a Cabinet Meeting.
POPULIST' SENATORS IN CONFERENCE.
Ttio President In X<? nattgcr-l.br?!
Salisbury'n Itcpl.v in (lie VeilfMl'
ein Matter, itmi BocrolnryCwrMsle**
Aniiinil Report Awiilt* Approval
tlcl'ore Niibinimilou In Congress.
Washington, Dec. 11.?Tin? Populists
of ihe Senate hold a conference this
morning In tin- ii cnu of Senator Stewart,
nil tin- members being present, Includ?
ing Senator Jones, -it' Nevada. Tito gen?
eral slum I Inn was uinvusscd. but no
dellnlte conclusion as to die policy" of
the Third parly was reached. The
published statement Unit the Populists
bad decided to abandon the Held nnd
make no nominations for Senate olllees,
was denied by one of (he prominent
men at this conference, ll has boon
practically iigr.I that Senator Allen,
of Nebraska, shall he their candidate
for President pro tempore, but so for
as candidates for tin- other elective of?
fices are concerned no programme has
been arranged. The conference this
morning had more to do with donimll
teo assignments than anything else, the
Populists being determined i?> get as
good assignments to commiUces as pos?
sible, and secure at least the same
chairmanships they have held under
the Democratic administration of the
President Cleveland's early return to
Washington Is looked for. it Is au?
thentically stateil that dispatches haS'0
been sent to Ii I in by members of I ho
Cabinet, urging that a special Cabinet
meeting- be called for Monday next to
consider, amongst other liuportnnl
matters Lord Salisbury's reply In the
Venezuela mntli r. and Secretary Car?
lisle's report. The Secretary or the
Treasury Is unwilling to submit thai
Important document lo Congress until
it has been carefully read and ap?
proved by the President and bis Cabi?
net, hence the request for a special
meeting Monday, and telegraphed sug?
gestions which will probably bring the
President buck to Washington by that
? ? ?
The storm now raging about Onpe
I lat terns gives no uneasiness to the
personal friends of President Cleve?
land who Is reported to be In the Cane
channel. It was learned to-day that
Mr. Cleveland was warned by tele?
graph of the filming bad weather by
He- Weather Bureau. Cope Channel
Is the best refuge In the vicinity of Hul?
lerns, and the Violet Is in no danger
there. She Is sheltered I) an Island on
one side and by the cape on the other.
The Republican committees appoint?
ed to till Senate committees held an?
other lUecllns thin afternoon ami dis?
cussed the probable nrrangi meuts nf
Senators. No definite conclusions wore
reached, but the c inference was along
the line of chairman-hips indicated In
last night's dispatches.
Stephen Bonsai, of Maryland, trans?
ferred during the recess of Congress
from tin- position of secretary of lega?
tion at Madrid, to that of secretary
of legation nt Tokio. Japan, appears
to have run afoul of a snag In the
Committee on Foreign Relations of the
Senate. Mr. Bonsai war- endorsed by
Senator Gorman, among 'Ibers, for
n foreign mission. Ills preference being
tin- secretaryship of tin- legation at
Rome. lie was given that at Madrid,
but last summer was transferred lo
Tokio, ami Mr. II. Clay Armstrong
sent to Madrid in his place.
Tlii.- nomination with others was tak?
en up by the Committee on Foreign Re?
lations this morning, when the state
men: was made that the services of M.
T. Bonsai at Madrid had become im?
paired owing to certain acts of his. and
that this go\.iimenl had found it ne?
cessary l i make the transfer to Japan.
No particulars were given and the
committee seemed lo be ignorant of the
nature of the report. It was decided
that no notion should be taken until
the committee was acquainted with
all l,hc facts and the state Department
will be requested lo lay them before the1
committee. Without knowing whether
there had been complaints of a serious
chara' t.-r or not the committee It is un?
derstood took the general grounds, If
there were reasons why Bonsai could
n< t acceptably (ill the place nt Ma?
drid those reasons would doubtless ap?
ply lo Tokio. The case was therefore
held up until Information is given the
In accordance with an arrangement
made last week. Secretary Herbert to?
day gave n hearing to representatives
of (be Cramp Ship building Company,
of Philadelphia: Ihe Union Works, of
San Francisco, and the Newport News
Ship-building and Dry-doc!,- Company,
of Newport News. Vn., with reference
lo tin- bids recently submitted for the
construction of battleships N?s. f. and
6, one of which Is lo be called the Kear
sagc. The occasion for Hie bearing was
th.- great diversity in plans submitted,
particularly by the Cramp Company,
which offered to construct for the
amount appropriated by Congress?$8,
000,000?two ships with armor anil on
otheif ship in addition without armor,
Urns giving one mere vessel than the
appropriation provided at the price In?
tended for two. The Newport News
Company was the lowest bidder on (he
plans prepared by (ho department, the
Ulilon lion Works coming next in this
class, and the Cramp Company third.
Plans of their own submitted by the
Bah Francisco and Philadelphia firms
differ materially from Ihe department
plans, and th'' question which Secretary
Herbert Is endeavoring to decide Is
whether the Government would be the
gainer In adoption of any of these In
preference to the ideas Inculcated in the
department specifications. Those pres?
ent at the hearing were President C. B.
Orcutt, ,,r Newport Ncwb Coin
P?1.1?', c,"*rlOB ami Edward Cramp,
t iiiiadelphla: Nixon, of lite Crescent
Milp-lmiWlIni; company. Camdcn, N. J.;
Henry Scott, of the Union Iron Works:
<. iii. i Constructor lllclihorn, cngincer
liirClilOl Melville. Cnpt. Sampson. Chief
or ihi' Bureau ol Ordnance; Constructor
layi- r mill chief Engineer Perry.
I h<- representatives or Ihe Cramp
Company t.,..|; up Ihe entire time given
to ilie hearing, the other Interested
panics slut Inn ii,,,t they would mi li?
mit the mutt.; without argument. Mr.
t linrlcs Cramp asked for a few davs.
Which was given him. lo further argue
i:\CITl.\t: NtHKKN IN ltr.14 IISTAIJ.
Herr llolicl, Socialist. Refers to llio
I'.mpoioi a "Certain Somebody."
Berlin, Dec. II.?There was an excit?
ing .scene in the Reichstag to-.lay upon
the occasion .,r u? delivery of a speech
liy lien- Ueh.l. one of the Socialist
leaders, in regard to I he recent pro?
secution or Socialists ami closing or So?
cialists Unions by the Clovornmcut. In
the course or his speech Herr Hebel
made a violent alia k upon the ISmpe
ror bcieauKe of speeches delivered by
Ills .Majesty oil Schill Hay nnd more
recently at Breslau, referring to ihe
Kaiser as "a certutn somebody."
President Von Uuol-Bercnbcrg called
Heir Bobcl to order, but the latter per?
sisted In continuing his remarks In the
same strain. A great Uproar cilSlH.d 1
In the midst ol which Herr Singlis
voice was In ai d above the din, crying:
"We tiro Insulted."
When quiet was Dually restored, Ihe
President threatened lo slop Herr Hebel
entirely unless he confined his remarks
within the limits of decency and par?
liamentary rule, whereupon Bebel re?
torted: "How Is 11 possible to omit
mention of the Kaiser from discussion
of question or abolition or Lose Majestc
I Herr Hebel then proceeded in a pas?
sionate speech to criticise the Govern?
ment's rr'.cnt prosecution of Socialists.
He declared thai the present conditions
prevailing In civilised States precluded
Hie possibility of a. revolutionary party
obtaining it victory forcibly, and argued
that, therei'mo, agitation by means of
speeches ami the dissemination ol' lit?
erature was Justifiable.
Gen. Bronsart Von Schellendorf, im?
perial Minister of War, Interrupting, de?
clared aiuhi n tremendous uproar on
the part of the Socialists, who at?
tempted to drown Iiis voice, that during
the Sedan fetes, file Socialists were very
dirty iUhldingen;. Their Infamy, how?
ever, was unable o soil the.memory of
the 'flrent Kaiser; but, nevertheless,the
army would never forget the depravity,
of the Socialists upon that occasion.
LATE ItlClBMOXO News.
j lie Virginia Commit loo for the Mos?
loan Imposition .Hoot To-Hay.
Richmond, Vu., Dec. 11.--The commit?
tee appointed by the Governor lo re?
present Virginia at the International
Exposition, to be held In the Jity r.f
Mexico In ism; hud their Ursi mooting
at the Capitol to-day.
After discussing the objects of the
meeting, on motion, the following reso?
lution wan adopted:
Resolved, That Judge George K. An?
derson, F. X. Huiion and Gruiivllle G.
Valentino be appointed the Executive
Committee, with authority lo collect In?
formation' In regard to the proposed
exhibit Ion, und place themselves in
communication with proposed exhibi?
tors, or persons likely to become exhibi?
tors, from this State, and with the
United states authorities who may be
in charge of the nntlonnl exhibits, with
the view of aiding the Virginia exhibi?
tors and Id take such other steps us
may, 111 their ptldgmeilt, promote the In?
terests or the state in connection with
And they shall report ton future meet?
ing or ibis commission, to be called by
? ? ?
The Executive Committee or the Board
or Visitors ot the University of Vir?
ginia were before the Joint Finiilice
Committed of the two Houses of the
General Asembly to-night nnd the sub?
ject or ways and means or restoring the
burned buildings was discussed. Ad?
dresses were made by Dr. Randolph,
Hop. Marshall McCorinlck and Prof.
Dabney. of the University. These gen?
tlemen took the position Hint Hey
would prefer an appropriation or S-'OO.OOt)
outright, but suggested several plans
by which the State could provide a
restoration fund without taking the
money directly mil of the Treasury.
The Finance Committee then ndjourncd
without action, but will give due con?
sideration to the plans suggested.
! The session of*the Southern States'
Freight Association was continued here
to-day. The principal topics for discus?
sion were mich as refer to pro-rating of
freight rates on through l/Usiness, and
It Is likely thai two or three days will
be spent In this work. |
The History Committee of the Grand
Camp, Confederate Veterans of Vir?
ginia, met to-night and adopted a reso?
lution bringing to the attention of the
Stale Senate tile necessity of endeavor?
ing Id secure copies of the rolls of Vir?
ginia soldiers In the Confederate ser?
vice, now fin file in the War Records
Office al Washington.
A resolution was also adopted re?
questing the Governor to co-operate with
our Senators and Representatives in re?
cord to this mailer nnd with them w..it
on the President and bring it to his at?
Durrani's Pale Scaled.
Ban Francisco., Cal., December II.?
Judge Murphy this nftcnoon fixed
February Wi. 18!?C, an the date of the
execution of W. H. T. Durrant, con?
victed of the murder of Blanche T.a
mont, on April hist. The application
of Durrant's counsel for a writ of habeas
corpus was denied by Judge Murphy
this morning. The motion for a stay of
proceedings will be passed upon to?
Durrant In not elated over the pros?
pect of ids removal to San' Quenten
penitentiary, but otherwise he exhibits
the same Indifference which has mark?
ed his bearing throughout the trial.
A U.S. CRUISER'S PERIL
Spontaneous Combustion In the Goal Bunk- 1
ers of Ihe U. S. Cruiser Cincinnati.
A MOMENT OF HEART STIRRING PERIL.
Captain Johnson's Coolness mil! Tlinfi
?1 Ills Olliccr.s us Well it* tlic 1Mb?
?inline ??l" (lie Crew Averted ?>
illuiil Horrible Calamity?Tlic Jlng*
nzliic flooded In tlic Nick ol Time*
Jacksonville, Flu., Dee. 11.?Special fan
the Times-Union from Key West, Flo.,
Yesterday about 2:30 p. m. smoke was I
discovered Issuing d*rom the coal bunk?
ers next to the magazine on board tha ^
United States ship Cincinnati. Tho \
bunkern had not been opened In three '
months und the fire was from sponta?
neous combustion. When discovered,':;
the lire hud so far progressed as to hava
tho walls between the bunkers and tho ?
magazines red hot. The wooden ens- 5
j lags In which the fixed ammunition!
was enclosed had been burned away/'
As noon as the alarm was given every,
man was at ids post and the magazintt
Hooded und the danger was soon over.
A row moments more and the maga-. ;'
tine would have exploded, killing every,
man on board, and wrecking the ship.
The coolness ot Copt. Johnson and Ida
illicers and tho discipline of tho crewi
averted what might have been one ofi.-"'
the most serious calamities that haa $
wer happened on board an America?
man-of-war. la consequence of tlsagt
heavy norther from yesterday noonuntU '?
Lhls morning no communication wa?iv.
had with the shore to report the accl- ijj
Capl. M. I.. Johnson, who commnndB-jS
Ihe Cincinnati, Is very well known uV
Norfolk, having been In command of tho .;
l ee. ivlug-Hlilp Franklin, at the navy-'Vf
yard, for over a year, and up to thaVj
I last or September, when he tvm relieved.''
by Cupt. Silos W. Terry.. Copt. JohnwS
son was xihivcrsalry liked and esteemed'
I in tills city, where he and, his furnilj.
made a host or friends .'by their socLa>-;'j
blllty nnd hospitality. It will, no douBt^j
be a source of great gratification ami/
rible rate which threatened him und
know that in a moment of peril he wa3;;
not found wanting, and that the tciv,>
rlhle fate which threatened him ahdy|
bis crow was so providentially avertetts
A Citlliolic Orphan Asylnm Destroyed/
Milwaukee. Wis.. Dec. 11.?A larg?',
lire Is raging in the suburbs of St.Frarij-fi
eis and Is at his hour (1? o'clock) riOt
yet under control. The St. Amelianeus,,
Orphan Asylum was Completely do-':;
stroyed, and It Is possible that tho
Hames may spread to the Catholic.
Seminary which Is separated fronv'therjjj
asylum only by a small creek. T^a?
wind Is blowing a gale and all eonWgj
munlcation by wire Is interrupted.
Close lo the asylum are the chapelts
the printing olilco and a barn, whlOlvS
nr.- built in the shape of a triangle^
The lirt? started in the printing offlcefS
nt 0 o'clock. At this hour all cmplo'yMfl
stopped work and the pressman, Chris'**
Fuhrman. accidentally knocked over it ?
lamp which exploded. He tried to ex-M
tinguish the lire by throwing cS?thesBg
over the Humes, but at the sajneT l???t$
staut the door was thrown open by tha/r
storm while the draft carried thai!!
flames to the celling which the ne?t'<ij
moment was on fire. The presman^
rushed out of the building and callers
for help but as there is no fire depSCT$S
ment about St. Francis, the flaanes?
made their way to other parts bfthQil
building. Tn the asylum there were 192,^
b..ys ranging in age from 3 to 17. All';;;
were marched out in good order, and'nbfvs
one was hurt. ;lifi"??fi
The building with all its contends
burned to the ground, and the nreffienjj
directed their efforts to save the sethlf^
nary and other Adjoining bullnir.g&?s
It is snowing now, and the hope Is en*v|
lertalned that the efforts of the .Arms
department will be successful. *M
Maryland's State Comptroller W0dS>||
Baltimore, Deo. 11. ?State Comptrot*?
ler-clect Robert Patterson Graham, d?S?
Salisbury Md., and Miss Carolinayf}$?
Dorsey, of 1031 St. Paul street, , WQr&$
married to-duv at noon at Mount YeWU
nun Place M. F.. Church. Rev. Andrew^-j,
Long?c-re, of Brooklyn, performing. 1HH
The maid of honor was Miss SaOhSS
Godwin, of Baltimore, n.nd Dr. William^
A. Graham, of Hartford, Conn.,was best?
man. . ...
Three Men Imprisoned InsConlSH^
Kleb Hill. Mo., Dec. 11.?An exptdjdGHffl
occurred In Mine No. 15. of the KloKW
Hill c.ai Company, about 0 o elocKfr
this evening. The. entrance is badlj
torn up nnd the mine cannat yet boer
tered. Tliree men wee imprisoned.' Xfi
shot (irers and the stable b.jss. ?,h$
names are Dick Towes, Jim Donalde'
and Owen Meals.
SPECIAL I'KICES tOATISIlK
I Tills Week on Dress floods?Now, fij
liny Good* Just Oyonod.
All-wool dress goods, worth ??c,
' "Many novelties at half price.
Fancy weaves, worth 75c, now-'
37%c. , _
Black, blue and brown rough .)
boucle dress goods, from GOc. to jlf
Will open our Holiday Goods'/,
Week. R. A. SAUNDBR
i "Newest Discovery"?TCxt. teetl
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