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bf cartridges and we will whip Weyler before the winter ends. We have plenty of men waiting in the province which was the last to take up arms. "You must not think the force with ■which Maceo entered the province has been killed off by the enemy. No; his men are still in Pinar del Rio. and are only awaiting the ammunition. None have surrendered. They are more In earnest than ever. In various places throughout the province we have guns and machetes hiddfen, perhaps there are 2000 of the former and 300 of the latter, but. ammunition is wanting and we must wait. "Gomez w ill enter the field with a much larger number of men than were the combined forces last year, anel you mirk me, he will sweep Havana well." HIGGINS' FI NERAL. SALEM. Mass., Jan. 17.—The remain - of the late William Alexander Higgins. who met his death with many others at the foundering of the Cuban filibuster ing steamer Commodore <f.t the Florida coaft Sunday morning, January .1. ar rived today. The funeral was held at the undertaking rooms and was attended by a large crowd. THE SUNDAY SESSION. . Oregon Statesmen Meet, but Fail to Dti Business. SALEM, Or., Jan. 17.—Today's session of the house was a very brief affair. At 2 p. m. the house was called! to order. The roll call show ed 23 members present. Adjournment was taken till 1 oclock to morrow. There Is little reason to bellve tonight that organization will be effected to morrow. In case the house does not or ganize tomorrow, no vote for Unit i States senator can be taken br fore Tues day, February 2. Senator Mitchell has received the cau cus nomination, and if a vote could be taken, he would undoubtedly be chosen senator on the first ballot. Jonathan Bourne. Populist c .it..Mat I for speaker, holds the key to the situation with his -4 Populist ami Democratic votes, and unless the Mlt%ell men withdraw th. Ir candidate for speaker and'allow Bourn.: to be electee, the latter says'he will not permit the house to organise. Mitchell is unable to'throw his support to Bourne for speaker, because several of his men have threatened to leave him if he allows a Populist to be chosen speaker. THE POPULIST POLITICIANS Prove to Be Apt Pupils of the Old-Time Statesmen Kansas Will Be Gerrymandered So "ha< the Populist Congressional Nomi nees Will Never Get Left. "~ TOPEKA, Kan . Jan. 17.—The present legislature, which is strongly Populistic In its make-up. is being feil with a flood of bills touching innumerable subjects. One important measure in course of con struction by Senator Lupfer, chairman of the apportionment committee, will seek to re-apportinn the state for con gressional purposes. Another district will be added, and the Populists will do everything possible to gerrymander the state so they will have the advantage in future congressional eleceions. The bill will meet bitter opposition in the Republican minority in both hoses. A bill to mark convict manufactured articles will be followed by others pro viding that inmates of the penitentiary be divided into lots, a large number to J be taken to Western Kansas to dig irri gation ditches, others to be assigned to Eastern Kansas to build roads; others to raise farm products, state institutions and the vicious ones to be used in build ing macadc•mized , roads. These bills were prepared by advo cates of union labor and representa tives of the unions will attempt to se cure their passage. Bennington's initiative and referen dum bill will be examined Monday by the "clearing house committee," and if considered advisable ex-Governor Le welling will introduce it in the senate later. It provides that a petition of 500 names may cause a measure to be gub •mitted to a direct vote of the people lather than to allow it to be passed by the legislature. The original Populist's are in favor of the bill and will do all they can to force it to pass. It will meet with vigorous opposition from other eiuarters. ESCAPING GAS Responsible Hor the Death of Four People Yesterday NEW YORK, Jan. 17.—Rudd Smith. «ne of the best known newspaper wri ters and editors in New York, was acci dentally killed by gas escaping from a defective jet in a room in the Putnam house this morning. Smith was born in Louisville and came to New York whena boy. completing his education at Seaton Hall college. He had two brothers, one of whom, Ballard Smith, is the London correspondent of the "Worlds The other brother is a mining •engineer. The burial will be held in Louisville. BOSTON, Jam—l7.—Three lives were -destroyed by gas In a tenement, house •t Koxbury last night. The dead are: Mary N. Reynolds, 7 years old; Margaret H. Reynolds, 4, and lAnnie Conneally, IG. John D. Reynolds, the father, discov ered the dead children shortly aiT-Mie arose this morning. The family occu pies four rooms and the Conneally giri. a niece of Reynolds, slept with the two -eldest children. Reynolds discovered the gas and. breaking in the door, saw the three children dead. Carelessness or ignorance in using the Jlxturo is the supposed cause of the ac cident, A PARISH WAR ST. JOSEPH. Mo., Jan. 17.—For two years there has been war In the paris.-i of St. Peter and St. Paul. Cine faction favored the priest, Rev. Father Mooron, who came here from Chicago, while the other opposed Mm. The trouble result- d In a riot during religious services some time since and two members were badly hurt. Now enemies of the priest say he has embezzled church funds. The par ish school was broken up yesterday and the four sisters employed as teachers left tonight for Milwaukee. Father Mooron took another train for Newton lowa. Most of the members are Poles and the factional feeling no™ is more bitter than ever. J ANOTHER INSECT PEST WASHINGTON, .Tan. 17.—The Ger man millers have offered.a prise of $250 for a method of destroying the mt"al moth which has been ravaging the Ger man mills. United States Consul-Gen eral Dekay at Berlin offers to deliver to the proper authorities any method for warded by Americans. A CONSUL'S VACATION NEW YORK, Jan. 17.—General Wil liam Townes, United States consul gen eral at Rio de Janerio, was a passen ger on the German steamer Capuawhlch arrived this morning from that port. Mr. Townes lias returned home for a brief vacation. IN THE WORLD OF SPORT A New Association to Control Wheeling | jNO NAME IS CHOSEN YET ~~ But a Great Big Mouthful Has Been Bitten Off London Chess Sharps Mad Because Burn Won't Play in the Great Cable Match—Sporting Notes Associated Press Special Wire NEW YORK, Jan. 17.—The meeting of bicycle race track owners, which was held at the Even tt house Saturday night, did not adjourn until this morning. Nearly all the larger tracks in the fnlted State? were represented. The new or ganization, which is to have full con trol of all affairs pertaining to bicycle racing, both professional and amateur, was successful)* launched. No name has yet been given to the association. W. J. Corcoran of Boston, who is the head and front ef the new movement, is very sanguine thßt It will work great good both to the riders and track own ers, as a more equitable arrangement of purses will be made. A great deal ol" business was transact ed, most of which w as of a private na ture. H. E. Ducker of Boston, L. H. Adams of Springfield, Mass., and L. M. Rich of Bridgeport. Conn., were ap pointed a committee to elraw up a set of rules and regulations to govern the new organization. After a great deal of discussion the delegates agreed that they would not make any dates for race meets until after the report of the committee on rules had been received. This committee must report at the next meeting, which will be held at the Everett house on Jan uary 80th. Mr. Corcoran says that the association when in full working order, will relieve the L. A. W. of a great deal of work with which it is now overburdened. ACROSS THE BOARD Burn Declines to Play in the Cable Chess Match LONDON. Jan. 17.—Amos Burn, the Liverpool chess player, who, accord lug to Information received at the British Chess club, has refused to play in the proposed cable mate-h between Great Britain ar.d America on February 12th or 13th. has been very severely criti cised in London and provincial chess j circles. Inasmuch as Burn lias always posetl o.s an amateur, it is all the more Incomprehensible why he would not sup ! port the Britishers in the coming match. , He played on the second board last year ; when he was beaten by Showalter, ar.d |as Blackburn baa already promised to ! play on. board No. 1 against Pillsbury, ! this year, it was thought Burn would \ consider it his duty to try to regain his lost laurels against Showalter this year. ! Anybody versed in matters pertaining j to chess know what a difference it makes i to a whole team w hen a stray player llk 1 Burn refuses to play and therefore gen ; erally expected that the Liverpool man ] will be morally compelled to take his I place on the team, beaten partly through the defeat administered to him last year iby Showalter. It will be all the more disastrous to the j Britishers as neither Bird. Tilsley or Lee I are thought strong enough for places jon the team as things stand for the ; present, and they have only one player i of really first-class international stand ing, namely Blackburn. Trenchard. Jac ; obs. Atkins. Blake. Jackson and others ! who w ill have to piny, are all amateurs , and rank only secondary to men of in- I Ivrnatioual fame, and it is therefore \ believed the Britishers will scarcely be i able to fight with success agaim t Pills \ bury. Showalter, Bary, Burrill. Hedges, ; Hymes ar.d the re-st of the strong Aincr- I ic-an team. j Sir George Newne3, the president of | the British Chess club, is said to be very I much interested in the efforts toward I securing Burn. Whether or not he will ! succeed, is the one question now under j discussion at the British Chess club. ON THE WATER. Canadians Anxious for a Yacht Race. Oarsmen Matched. TORONTO. Ont„ Jan. 17.—The own ers of the yacht Canada, which beat the Vencedor in the International race at Toledo last year, have given the beauti ful silver cup which they won on that oc casion to the Royal Canadian Yacht club of Toronto, to be held ill trust us a per petual Internatona! challenge cup for friendly competition between sailing yachts, representative of yacht clubs of the two great nations bordering on the I lakes. Mutches feu* tho cup are to be | limited to yachts belonging to the 42, 37 and 32 foot class of the yacht racing union of the great Inlets, anel are to be ! sailed under the rules of that union. Ten [ months notice is required for the ac ceptance of challenge and no races are to be sailed between September 15th and June 15th. AVITH THE OAR. TORONTO, Out. Jan. 17.—News has I just been received h< re that Barras of i New Castle has arranged a match be- I tween Edward Hanlon and Barry. Han ! ion v. ill leave for England in April. COLLEGE KICKERS : Ruled Off the Gridiron Because They Played Hooki y . COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 17.—-Frank M. t Patterson, the Vale coach, who came ' here fre.m the east to coach the Mis souri university football team, and Tom Shawhan, its captain, have been denied the privilege of playing w ill, t! ~ eleven in the future and George English, whose father Is a prominent Kansas City law | yer, and who is manager of th,- team, j is to be Indefinitely suspended from the ' university, Their puiishii-,. Nt is assess ed for running away and playing a game against the direct orders of tin: presi dent N RAY DEVELOPMENT i LONDON. Jan. 17. —A dispatch from Vienna to the Chronicle says Professor- I Frtedrich of Elblng has notified the l'l -1 enna academy of his discovery of a i i v. ! kind of Roentgen ray which will infal j libly determine in a subject whether death or catalepsy has Intervened. A SCHOONER WRECKED. HALIFAX, N. S.. Jan. 17—A dispatch receivedj here reports the schooner Mo~ ! lega a total w reck at Trinidad, i „___ , TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DA V Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money If It fails 1 to cure. 25c. My prices for wallpaper heal all the olt* A. A. Eekftrom. 1124 South Spring -treel. LOS ANGELES HEStALD: MONDAY MOBjKIKG* tTAINTTART 18. 1897; CONGRESSIONAL FORECAST Nicaragua Canal Advocates Working Hard ! LONG DEBATE IS EXPECTED ! — I Bat Prediction of Passage Is Confidtnt ly Made Perkins' Labor Commission BUI nod th? International Money Conference Will Receive Attention. Associated I'ress Special Wire WASHINGTON. Jan. 17.—The friends of the Nicaragua canal bill expect It to be taken up early in the week ami that it will retain Its place at the head' of the i alendar until disposed'of. The bill will lead to considerable debate before be ing voted on. but its advocates are very hopeful of its passage. Senator Morgan will have charge ef the measure In the senate and- w ill try to reach a vote be fore the end ot the week. His success in that undertaking will depend upon whether there are many senators who desire to be heard on the bill. So far very few have indicated an intention to speak. Senator Perkins wili make an effort to get up the bill for a non-partisan labor commission, and in this he likely will ! . antagonized by Senator Frye with the Hawaiian cable bill. Senator Chandler will Introduce the caucus committee's bill for an inter national money conference on Monday jnd will ask to have it voted upon on Tuesday without going through a com mittee. So far Senator Pettigrew is the only member of the senate'who has an nounced an intention to oppose the bill, although it is expected that other?, while giving no effective opposition, will take the position that nothing can be accomplished by international action. Mr, Pettigrew- will make a speech against the bill, taking the position that to seek an international agreement amounts to making this country a sup pliant of England, which is, he says, the chief beneficiary of the present system. The legislative, executive ajidi judi cial and the military academy appro priation bills will be reported from the appropriations committee on Monday, and their early consideration will be asked. Efforts may be made in executive ses sion to open the discussion of the extra - d'ition treaty, but this will be resisted by the committee on foreign relations. IN THE HOUSE. The coming week Jn the house is likely to be uneventful. There are no bills of great national importance on the house calendar which are to be debated, unless the supporters of the Nicaragua canal project should succeed in persuading the committee on rules to assign them one or more days for consideration of that measure. Monday will be devoted! to District of Columbia legislation. On Tuesday Mr. McCall of Massachusetts will bring up the Yost-Tucker election contest from the Tenth district of Virginia. The com mittee report is in favor of Mr. Tucker, the sitting member, who is. a Democrat, and his sidle of the contest will be man aged by Chairman McCall, a an, while Mr. Walker, the only Repub lican member from Virginia, will han dle Yost's case. One day of the week will be given to the pensions committee for the passage of the bills which have been reported *o the house from the Friday night session. There are two appropriation bills ready to be acted upon, the agricultural and Indian, one or both of whieli will be sandwiched into some of the spare hours. They contain no item probable to give rise to much conflict. The rest of the week, according to present plans, will be occupied in the pasage of small bills, which may be called! up by unani mous consent and hi the ca«fc.of the rot! of committees for bills reported from them. TALMAGH TALKS Immortality the Portion of the Arbitra tion Treaty Makers WASHINGTON, Jan. IT.—Dr. T. De- Witt Talmage, In his sermon Sunday morning, referred to the arbitration treaty in the following language: "The mightiest, grandest movement for driv ing brutal war out of the earth dates from January 11. 1597. The men on either Fide of the sea who did most to effect that plan of arbitration have made themselves Immortal, The evening of : the present administration of the United States government has been honored With the gladdest event of eighteen cen turies. All civilised nations will copy ; the sublime example. I Implore the il lustrious senate of the United States to allow nothing to interfere with a vote of ratification, t hat the bells of all Chris tendom may ring out Peace on earth, good will to men.' "Senators, many of you my personal friends, let me say that this is the op portunity or your lives. By an emphatic and enthusiastic vote rise to the splendor ( of the occasion ar.d w in the favor of all the good of earth ar.d all the mighty of . heaven. Let the aye! ay .?!' of our Amer ! lean senate resound through all thecap -1 ita'.s of Europe ami make all the arsenals and armories of the world hear that there Shall be no more murder among na tions. The best thing- you can do for j a man is to save him.' 1 BONIFACE WILLARD DEAD WASHINGTON, Jan. 17—Joseph c. j Wlltard, for many years promtm '.-.t In the business life of Washington, died to day fn m a complication of diseases.ag d i 77 years. Mr. Wlilard was very wealthy : and was the owner of the hotel in this city bearing his name, which has been ; the stopping place In Washington of public nun from the entlr country. One son, J. E. Willaril. of Virginia, survive.! ■ him. Ills funeral will take place today. A VAUDEVILLE .max DEAD NEW YORK. Jan. 17. William S. Moore, the stepfather of Annabel!; M ore. on whose complaint Captain Chapman raided the Beeley dinner at i Sherry's, died at his home In this city to day as the result of a cold contracted during the trial at police headquarters Moore was 52 years old. With James Armstrong he conducted a vaudeville agei ' v on union Square. He was well known among vaudeville performers. ; TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY : Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets, j All druggists refund the money If it fails to cure. 25c. I There are undelivered telegrams' at the W est.-i-:-. liilon telegraph office, cor ner of Fu st and. Spring streets forOley Hastings, H. B. Eppi reon, R..8. Ward, Jno. J. Sullivan, Mrs. Ella Watson. SIXTY MILES ALONG THE BEACH On the trip over the Surf Line to San Di.-go and Coronado beach. Excursion tickets. Particulars at Santa Fe office. ANOTHER BLIZZARD RAGING ; In the Region to the East ol the Rockies NO LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED Transportation Facilities Arc Greatly In terfered With Heavy Wind In Some of the Middle Western States Does-. Some Damage. Stock Drowned in Floods. Associated Press Special Wire ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 17.—Las-t night and today throughout the Dakotas, Minnesotaand Wisconsin a regular old - ! fashioned snow has been prevailing, and the mercury Is dropping si >wly. A heavy snowfall has been very generally re porter! and a gale has drifted it badly, demoralizing street, cars In the cities and generally Interfering with trnnsporta : tion facilities. Tho heavy fall of snow • will be good for the coming crops and Is, j therefore, welcomed by farmers. The ' usual reports of big drifts have been re ceived from various points. Yesterday I the storm was reported first over in Da -1 kota and by afternoon it put in its? ap ! pearance in this state, a warm but ! heavy snowfall opening the siege, but j today the temperature Is much lower and a high wind add.-:' to the discomfort ' of belated pedestrians. IN INDIANA. CINCINNATI, O, Jan. 17.—A special to the Commercial Tribune from Ander son. Ind., says: This afternoon there was a hurricane wind throughout the cen tral part of Indiana, doing damage at Various points. The greatest loss here was the destruction ot" the factory of the Anderson Window- Glass company, the roof of which w-as carried away and the walls falling were fired by the furnaces, and but for prompt work of the factory men a big fire would have occurred. Fif ty skilled men' will be out of work for some time. The west wall of the three siory building called Old Opera House block. Which burned out recently, was blown down, and' streets leading to it were blocke d. IN MICHIGAN. DETROIT. Mich., Jan. 17.—Unusually heavy winde, were experienced all ovtr Michigan today. Conditions developed ir.c.o a severe- blizza'd in the northern region. At Marquette the temperature fell 22 degrees in ten hours and. two feet of snow fell. In western Michigan gales and snowstorms prevalh At Jackson the roof was blown off the malt hou«e of Haehnle's) brew cry, trains $1000 dam ■ age anel leaving 10,000 bushels of malt exposed*. IN ILLINOIS. PRINCETON. 111., Jan. 17—The wa ters of the Illinois' and Bureau rivers rose rapidly last night and today and have caused much damage. A portion ot the Hennepin canal embankment, thrown up along Bureau river to turn the river from its, natural bed.was w ash ed out and. the overflow Is now running through the unfinished portion, of the canal, causing much damage. It will be some time before tbe flow can be stopped as the locks of the canal are yet without gates-. Along th" Illinois river farm lands have been ovcrtlowed and a large number of horses and cattle are reported drowned. WORSE COMING. CHICAGO, Jar.'. 17.—Polar blasts are due in Chicago tomorrow. The advanc agent came tonight- in a gale that blew M miles an hour. The wind) did much damage to property throughout the city. The signal service office predicts zero Weather In the morning after the three days' rain which ended today. Tonight's gaie did considerable damage to plate glass windows, chimnies. signs' and the like, but no heavy individual losses were reported-. THE ENGLISH .MARKETS j Money Rates Rule Easy—Wheat Prices Are Low LONDON, Jan. IT —Money rates have I ruled easier, with no sign of any large j foreign gold movement. The trade bai ' ance against Europe is so large that j no return of gold from the United States lis expected yet. The signing of the ar j nitration treaty together with cheap money, has given another feature to the I investment business. Prices were mcst- I ly firmer, except for Indian loans. Span : [th securities advanced on the expected I settlement of the Cuban epuestion j through the United States, but have i since relapsed. The demand for South ' American securities continues steady, i Business in the American market was small but the tone was good except for ! the Pacific railways. I The weather is colder and the crop I accounts are- good. In the market tho I price for wheat was no better, buyers | were reserved, as the ratio of cons timpt - ! ion has been low. But it is expected that the cold weather will bring an ac , tlve market. Holders are steady and forward posit ions are partially easier. ' California wheat, prompt delivery, was quoted at 36b, Flour was e-uiet and 'steady. Maize was quiet. Mixed Amer ! lean, maize, steamer at destination asked ! 18s Cel. Barley, firm and inactive. AMERICAN MANUFACTURERS ! A Largo Attendance Expected at the Annual Session PHILADELPHIA, Jan. IT—Returns thus far received at the office of the Na tional Association of Manufactim rs in dicate that a very large proportion of the entire membership of the association will be in attendance at the s id an nual session which is to be held in Phil ■ adelphla January 26th, 27th and 28th. fiver 26 members have signifies their In i tention of being present at the conven l tion. anel this number of delegates will jbe largely Increased, Invitations have 1 ■•'•!: sent to over 7000 leading ma swfac turers outside the membership of the as ' soclation for the purpose of making this ! convention a gem ral gathering of manu ! facturers from oil sections of the coun try and i (-presenting all branches of ln ; dustry. The attendance of.non-mem.bers will be unusually large, as shown by the re ! plies already received from those who j have decided to be present. TheVoe ventlon will lw essentially a business af fair and tie program has been made with this in view. RESULTS IN DOUBT. OLTMPIA, Wash., Jan. 17.— A suffi cient number of signatures' has been secured to insure the at tendance of the Fusionist» of the legislature at a conference tomorrow night, and 1 there it; a diversity of opinion regarding the outcome of the meeting. Many believe the conference will resolve itself Into a nominating caucus, and that before adjournment the next United' States SMOKE* 59 C \ckxv SEXLESS SUPPLIED By KINQ&BAKED BB9Ss(g — LOS ANGELES*^. senator will be named. This Is highly Improbable, however, as none of the dif ferent factions are tonight in favor of making the caucus binding unless it Is Judge Turner. There Is great activity tonight and the friends of both Squire and Turner seem to be more hopeful, while the Populists go quietly about their work, and have comparatively little to say about the strength of their candi dates. THE LIGHT RAINS IN INDIA Lead to Some Cheapening of tbe Staff of Life The Banda District Inhabited by a Starving People—Many Dying in the Road—Plague Not Spreading. LONDON, Jan. 17.—The weekly re port of the famine conditions in India says about half an Inch of rain has fal len from Peshawar to Lenore, about half an inch at Bilaspur and the cen tral provinc-ess, about a third of an Inch at Bikanir and light showers elsewhere. Prices have fallen very slightly in Mad ras, Bombay, the Punjab and Burmah. The Daily Mall's Bombay correspond ent says in the Banda district the con ditions are harrowing. The entire popu lation is without food and the people are dying in the roadiJ rather than accept government relief. ROUX NOT AFFRAID. PRAIS. Jan. 17.—1n an interview Dr. Roux. who is connected with the depart ment of hygeine, denied a report that he had made experiments with an anti plague lymph. He would know how to prepare the lymph, he said, if it was needed but he felt the buhonlc plague would never set a hold In Kurope. The Temps complains of the Inactiv ity of the present Indian government In dealing with the scourge. NO CASES REPORTED. MARSEILLES. Jan. 17.—1t is abso lutely denied that the plague has made its appearance here, and It is asserted that there is not even a .suspected case at this port. THE SI'LTAN YIELDED. CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan.) 17—An Italian subject named Maran. who was secretly shipped from Trebizonde and whose peremptory return to Constanti nople for trial was de-mar.died' by the Italian ambassador, with a threat to siend gunboats if the porte did not give its written promise of compliance, has been liberated. A BOLD MOUNTAINEER. LONDON, Jan. 17.—A special .from Mendoza, Argentina, to the Chronicle says a telegram has been received there from the Fitzgerald expedition report ing that a Swis« guide, Zurbrlggen. had reached the summit of Aconcagua in the Andes, over 24,000 feet above the sea, after the third attempt. A CRANK AFOOT. GUTHRIE. O. T., Jan. 17.— J. T. Car mody, aged 22, says he wagered' $3000 that he could'walk from Washington, O. C, to San Francisco In one JSaar and'earn $2000 en route. He was he-Te last night, and claims to have earned $1600 already. He left Washington last August. WILD BILL'S PARTNER. KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Jan. 17.—Nathan Dreyfoos, an old resident, is dead of dropsy, aged 61. He was associated with Col. W. F. Cody (Uuffalo Bill) and Wm. Hitchcock, well known as "Wild' Bill," in the early days of the west beftore tha advent of the railroads. DECORATEKS RECEIVED. BERLIN. Jan. 17.—Emperor William on Sunday had his customary reception to the holders' of the German decora tions. The recent recipients of these honors were Introduced to his majesty and a state banquet followed. . NOT A LECTURE LAWRENCE. Kas., Jan. 17.—The sen ior law claast of the Kansas university has invited William J. Bryan to deliver the commencement address before it next June. A majority of the members of the class am Populists. A DUPLIX CELEBRATION. PARIS, Jan. 17.—The ceremonies to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the great French colonist, Dupllx, com menced today) at the Borbond. Mo as. Lebon, the minister of the colonies, de livered' an oration. FRIENDS AT TEA. LONDON, Jan.l7.—United States Sen ator Wolcott is the guest of Baron Rothschilds- at hla country house, Tring park, Hertfordshire. SPANISH TARIFF. MADRID, Jan. 17—The Correo an nounce;, that the rf/nlster of finance Is preparing a division of the; Spani'h cus» tome tariff. STAKED A COW IN THE STREET. John Harity was brought In from Fre mont avenue last night by officer Dite wlg and booked for violating the stock ordinance. He was released- on his own recognizance. Harity had' staked his cow- out in the street and; It was- found there by the officer. FEMALE COUNTERFEITERS. Every Gang Ever Arrested Had at Least One Female Member. Women have a weaknes for counter feiting. The first person ever executed for that crime was a womnn. She was an English woman, named Barbara Spencer, und was put to death In 1721 for making false shillings. She was strangled and burned at the stake. Cu riously enough, her accomplices were acquitted. Nancy KldM was one of the meat re markable female counterfeiters ever known in this country. She belonged to a family of noted forgers. She carried on her nefarious trade for more than thirty years In Chicago, and was arrest ed there many times, (in 006 of these occasions a lot of fiber paper was diSOOVered on her person. The, . gov ernment officials were Completely at a loss to know how she had obtained this. Finally she confessed that v chemical solution had been used to wash the faces of the notes and make them per fectly clean. Thus she was In the habit of taking $1 bills and changing them in to larger denominations. The govern ment authorities released her in return for this valuable information and for telling them what the solution was. However, they had her shadowed by detectives, and finally taught her with $17,000 worth of counterfeit money In a b >x. She was found guilty upon seven different indictments for counterfeiting and was sentenced to eight years In (In state prison, where she tlnally died. One of the cleverest tricks ever played on Uncle Sam was invented by a wo man who lived in Philadelphia. Her plan was to take $10 and $110 gild pieces, and with a small drill, work! d by steam power, to bore out the Insides, ami then refill them with some base metal, being very careful that they should weigh exactly the right amount when she had finished. This- 'he accomplished by drilling through the milled edges of the coin, anil after filling the hole covering it; with a little of the extract or gold. In this way she made $7.50 on c very eagle and about $16 on every double eagle. The officials of the secret service say that this Ii the safest device ever invented for cheating the treasury. Counterfeiting Is very apt to run In families. This, of course, is natural, as a father brings, up his son or daughter to follow his profession. "Women who would otherwise be good are often led into this sort of crime by marrying men. who carry it on as a business. But sometimes It works the other way. Wom en teach their husbands how to make false money This is what happened when Ben Boyd married Mary Acker man of Indiana. Her father was one of the most successful counterfeiters of his day, and his daughter had a thorough acquaintance with the art. Mr* B tyd carefully taught her husband all the secrets of the trade, and he became one of the most facous forgers of the age. They carried on the business with iuch a high degree of sKill that they were not captured for years, and, when at last the secret service Hawkshaws did run them down, not a single counterfeit plate, not; or coin was found In their possession. When their house was searched $SOOO in good money was found. This small amount was all they had ac cumulated' during all their years of crime. Of course the officer? could not touch it. Afterwards sufficient evidence was secured to convict them and they were sent to prison. They both claimed to be converted while In state's prison, and after their release settled in Chi cago, where they apparently lived air honest life. A case that annoyed- the secret serv ice very much was that of a woman who employed a clever dodge. She went to a large shop and selected a valuable shawl. To pay for this she handed the clerk a United States treasury note for $1000. He took the money and disap peared, not returning for several min utes. When he came back she aeked him why he had kept her waiting, nnd he confessed that he had taken the bill' to a bank near by to be sure rhut it was good. She pretended to be very angry and said that ehe- would not buy the shawl on any account and walked out of the shop. A little later In the dtay she re-turned, and said that as the could not find any other shawl that sulteAher a.-, well in the other shops she had decided te> take It in spite of the Insult offered her. She gave him the $"'JOO bill, and, getting the shawl and the change, left the (hop. The owner of the shop after ward 1 discovered that the note he finally accepted was a counterfeit. The first bill had been good, but on her return she gave him the false one, which wa«* a wonderfully clever Imitation. The se cret service was much agitated about this and several others of the $1000 bills Which turned up, but tlhey have since captured the plates. Practically every gang of counterfeit ers ever arrested has hud women asso ciates. In the office of the s.ecret service in Washington there is a large frame, four feet square, filled with the photo graphs of women who have either made or passed false money. Men always employ their wives or daughters for the purpose of "shoving" their counterfeits. —Washington Post. NOT VISIBLE. "How was It that Mrs. Westend was run down by a bicycle in broad day light?" 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