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THT3 TUSlW WASHINGTON-. AIOXDAg. DECEMBEB 27. 1897.
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HERE ABOUT SUGAR LANDS
Hawaiian Delegation's First Inter
est Xot ex-Queen Lil.
Senator Tliinkss That They Want to
Know Annul tin. I-tvies AVliicli
Ait Aliout to Kxpire.
The niovement for the restoration ot
Qiipon IJIiuokalan! to lier Tormer place
on a Iia-ivaiiau throne, vhilc it is not
repauleil ForiouMy by many statesmen In
Congie-s It- Mil! active, anil at times in
teresting. The latest move In the inter
est r tlic roj-allit party ivas the heniling
here ol" a ilulcgation from Hawaii to call
tlie ex--neeu-. cafe to the attention of
Jt va. Mated tliat thes-e delegates ivonld
t-o tierort the Senate Committee and show
vhy aHnenlioii bliould not te effected.
A meuilicr or the Toreij-n Relations Com
mittee aid lns.t night that no requett Tor
buch a hearing had Iwen m.nle and that
there iab not the least likelihood that
the delegates ivoulil appear before the
committee. They -would be examined
under calh, and would be obliged o state
exactlv Avhom and -v-liat they represented.
It would rot take long to show, Mid this
SeiiatoijUo -these delegates wliat an ib
eurd request they were making to a Gov
ernment 'ipublicau In Torm and principle.
AnotlR-i Senator said that he believed the
delegate ic-present the monarchy only in
cidentally. They are here primarily In
the imprest or the leaseholders or the sugar
lands or Hawaii. Some or these leat.es
were obtained from the predecessor of
Liliuokalsnl, and the only chance or a
renewal is any otl.cr government than the
Doli- rei iihlic. Many or these leases will
run out in January, Fof-ruary and March,
and the leaseholders ur? in a quandary. II
they could l)y any means secure the restora
tion ol Llliuokalaiil or the "lTincess
KaiolM.i (he niece of Liliuokalani, it!nr
of i im vc jiew made .MivereigUK would be
their creation, and lcase.- for sugar lauds
would go for a somr- The interest or the
"sugai, people" is not o much the trade
in sugar at present as It- is to secure
ultima1 control or lands w'ulcli. in the
future, must be Inhabited by 2,000.000
people Instead of the 109,000 now on the
The marhinatiuiih ot the sugar ring, he
Mild. Jo not deceive any member ot Con
gress. There may be some idea of restor
ing Liliiikolimi. but there is no movement in
Tavor ;r Kaiolani. The latter would be
opposed .bj Uliuokalani and the manage
ment of the performance do not with to
have ttioTar parts in conlllct.
It Is said thut Liliuokolam Is making a
study or Americans and American institu
tions. CIIKISTMAS DAY 1TRA.THICIDI5.
Wllliuin r.tvlttKstnn Ki'Is His Brotlier
in Tbeir MotUerV Proemc.
Hiimlrfgliafn, Ala., Dec. 2G. While cele
brating. Christinas by a drunken (JeU'ijch
at ticir home at Blue Creek yesterday
uftcnixu., JOlm and William Livingston
became Involved in a quarrel and, accord'ng
to th- fstatemenr of William, John threat
ened to-kill him before night, W-'liinm
went to the house of a nelghlnir, borrowed
a gun,, and icturnlng, broke a pane of
glass in .a window, and putting the barrel
of lrtb gnn vlnough it, shot his brother
The murderer then fled, but was pursue'd
by a deputy sheriff andarrested. He wis
brought here to jail late-last night. The
mother was a witness to the killing. The
tnurdeted man was pardoned out of he
lienltct'tiury only a few weeks ago, where
he wa9 -orvin j a life sentence for the murder
Of his sister at "Warrior, nine years ugo.
Trior tn that tlrae'heis said to have killed
do low tliau three rueu.
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fJIS Fancy Bosom Shirts with a pair of cuffs to match sizes 15 10 and 1G re- ;f
ducqd from $1.00 to 50c. W
to ' W
) Corner Seventh and. E Streets.
ii - - No Branch Store in Washington.
TuQav we start one of
All ihc Men's Suits that have heen selling up to $22.50 VILL go at the uniform price f
of. $14.85. - ' d&
All the Fancy French Worsteds all the Scotch Tweeds and Cheviots and all the fine W
domestic weaves that have been $22.50-?p20.00-$18.50-aml $17.50 will be" $14.85 W
during this special sale. y
Tliey'je the highest grade ready-to-wear suits yoii can get and made to measure would
cost twice as much. . ., ,. i
- Xuu know what "Eiseman-inaile" suits are and to say that these are our very'fiuest is W
sufficient.' I '' y.
Von have a choice of
sacks and cutaways.
No plain blues or blacks.
Broken lots of Men's Dcrbys and Fedoras, that are worth up to $2.50, have been re- Wlfr
duccd to $1.00.
All sizes in the lot but not all sizes of any one kind. Ir.
i)5c for Boys Black and Brown Dcrbys that were $1.25. yf
35c for "odds-aiid-ends" in Children's Caps all styles that were 50c Sjjjf
Special Sale in Furnishing Dept. J
All $2.50 American Hosiery Company Underwear now $1.07. 1
All $2.00 American Hosiery Company Underwear now $1.35. yr
AH $1.50 American Hosiery Company Underwear now $1.15. - , $p
"White Laundered Cosmopolitan Shirts open back or open front and back sizes 14 kj?
10 luyj anil u an siecve icngrns reuucea iroin .-pi.uu 10 uuc.
Fancy Bosom Shirts with a pair of cuffs to match sizes 1510 and 1G re
duced from $1.00 to 50c.
ii; 1 1. i.'iiiii i nil cinnvn ioii-tiic l'piineiwi irniu .-ni im in iiiii. ...
Mrs. Eleanor Vickers. wife of Mr Henry
C. Vickers, died Saturday afternoon, in
Biiltimoie. after a hhort illness, in the
eightiethyeur other age. Sh wasanati.-e
or Seatord, Del., but tpent moit of her
maiden lite in Wicomico (tlien Somertetl
county, Md., where she has many relative?,
including a brother, non. Thomas B.Taylor.
Going to Baltimore, she was married in
1S3S. Phe had been looking with pie dur
able anticipations toward next May, 'is
the .sixtieth anniversary or her wedding.
She leaves, besides her husband, five
children, two or whom are wives ot Mr.
David Bennett and Mr. George L. Cop.-s,
of thf city postornce. Baltimore, and Mrs.
Martha Dohme and Mrs. Anna Darby, of
Riverton, Wicomico county, and Mr. Ta.Tis
E. Vickers, of Baltimore. There also -uir-vive
her firteen grandchildren ami four
Henry Moicliouse Taber, a prominent
operator in the Chamber of Commar.c,
Baltimore, is dead, at the age of sevynty
three years, He wasa director of the Hope,
Stirling, Standard, Great Western, Com
mercial Mutual, and Home Insurance Com
panies. He was a member of the advisory
committee or the United States LloyJ In
suranceComuany.andatrustee oftlieM ri
hattan Saving? Institution. He was also a
director In the Continental Bank and the
Continental Trust Company. Mr. Taber
was a member of the Twenty-second
Regiment of the State Militia, and a mem
ber of the Union League, Nineteenth Cen
tury, Manhattan, and Liberal Clubs, and
of the Ethical Culture, American Geo
graphical and New England Societies, of
Baltimore. A son und da lighter survive him.
He was ar uncle of Robert Taber, the
Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor BeaU, widow of
the l&te Col BejiJaminL. Beall. and one of
the few close descendants of revolutionary
heroes, died in Baltimore Saturday.-nincty-f-eveu
years of age. She was a Miss Taylor
and was ltocn in Alexandria, Va., in lSOl.
Her husbatid'tj father -was Capt. LloyJ
Beall. well, known in revolutionary his
tory, who was commandant at Tort Ale
Henry before the war of 1S12. Three
sons, Thomas J. Beall, of Idaho; Lloyd
Beall, ot Colorado, and Capt. George T.
BeaU. retired, of the United States Army,
Rev- William W. Taylor Jiedin "Wilming
ton yesterday. He was a Piesbyterian
preacher pud wah tho officiating minister
when Mrs. McKinlcy's parents were mar
ried. When Mr. McKinley became I'r-'bi-dent
Mr. Taylor was entertained at 5 he
Mr. Charles Harrison, M. T. for Ply
mouth, died in London ytcrday.
Record of Cures
Not Only in Washington but in
ISA MOST BEILLIAKT OBE.
Dr. Young is certainly theleadingspecial
ist in the treatment of all disorders of the
brain and nervous byslems, diseases of the
Skill and Blood, Sexual Weakness, and all
Chronic or long standing troubles affect
ing the Lungs, Throat, Heart, Stomach,
Liver, Ividneys, Bladder, Bowels, or any
other organ. Young or middle-aged men
surrering from the results ot youthful
follies, vices, or excesses; men about to
marry, who are conscious ot anv impedi
ment or disqualification to a happy mar
riage, or those feeling their strength and
vigor declining, should consult Dr. Young.
His fee ot
$5 A MONTH
Includes treatment and medicines. Dr.
Young can be consulted free at his well
Cor. 12th and F Streets.
Hours 10 to 12 and 3 to 5 dally: Sun
day, 10 to 12. '
the biggest sacrifices ofrour career.
all the newest cuts in single-breasted sacks double-breasted
riP, - - - .
Sale In -flic
GREAT CHRISTMAS SPREAD
Howard Gould and Kathcrine Clem
nions Entertain Lavishly.
Pinner to Mr. nnd Mi. John H.
Kimble Santn Clnus I'a.sses
Around "Valuable Gifta.
Xew York, Dec. 26. A decided feature
of the entertainments ot the Christmas
season was a banquet given at the Holland
House last night by Mr. Howard Gould and
Miss Katherine Clemmona in honor ot the
recently wn.lded Mr. and Mrs. John II
Kimble. It was a veritable Santa Clans
feast. That individual personated by
Dr. Arthur S. Vosburgh, wearing the full
regalia of the legendary saint, stood near
the chimney piece in Miss Clemmons's
apartments In the hotel, which were beau
tifully decorated with rinc bittersweet and
fruit-bearing giapevlnes. To these apart
ments the guests retired after the dinner
and valuable gills from a heavily laden
Christrr as tree were distributed to the adult
children. The menu, shwn on hand
painted cards, w hlcli will serve ah souvenirs
of the occasion, was as follows:
Hultres. Schloss Johannesberg, 1SG5.
Bisque de Croades" d'Huitres.
Cassolettes aire Champignons Frais.
Celerl Nature. I'icaius Sales.
AloseSurrianche. Chateau Yquen, 1S60.
Co u com b res.
Noisettes d'Agneau du I'rlntcmps. a la
Terrapins ala Holland House. Pomery,lSS4.
Sorbet au Klrsch.
Bifjque de Croades .Plt'iltres.
Terdreau Pique Roti. RomaneeContl, 1865.
Asperges dc Serre, Sauce Hnllandnise.
rium rudding a I'Anglalse.
Kaisins de Serre.
Each of the cardb for the eight gentle
men present was designed to typify some
fad of the diner, while on the upper right
hand corner of the ladleb cauls was painted
a pink ro'-e bud. The table, oal in form,
was set in the gilt room and wis prorusely
decorated, II r. Gould presiding at the
head, while Miss Clemmous, the hostess,
sat at the foot of the banquet board.
The guests were Mr. and Mrs. John H
Kiiublr, Mr. and Mrs. "V. P. Snyder, Mr.
and Mrs. Alden S. Swan, Mr. and Mrs. G. N.
Kirkpatrick, Mr. and Mrs. "Elijah Sells.
Mr. and Mrs. Lcroy W. Baldwin, Mrs. Rob
rt Marshall, jr.. andDr. Arthur S.Toiburgh.
TIIE L. A. "IV. PRESIDENCY
Figures Showing- a JHg Mnjorily of
Votes for Potior.
New York. Dec. 2C The aunounceiutnt
made ly the officers of the Peiuisylrinii
Division of the L. A. "W. that George I).
Gideon is not; a eanriidatc for the office of
president satisfies the league politicians
that Potter will be unopposed for te
election. A member ot the division informed a re
porter today that last week, when reports
were in circulation that Gideon was out
fortheorfice, a canvass was made of all the
divisions and Potter was assured of the fol
lowing votes: Alabama, 1, Arkaiihas, l;
Colorado, 4; Connecticut, 8; District of Co
lumbia, 5; Florida, l; Georgia, 3; Indiana,
C; Iowa. 5; Kansas, 4; Louisiana, 2; Maine,
4; Maryland, 7; Michigan, 8; Minnesota,
4; Mississippi, l; Nebraska, 4; New Jersey,
20; New York. TO; North California, 4; N jrth
Carolina, C; Pennsylvania, 63; Texas, 3;
South California, 4; Vermont, 2; "Virginia,
2; West Virginia, 2; Wisconsin, 0.
In addition to these. Potter is expected
to receive the support of ox-officio members
of the assembly. According to these fig
ures Potter will have a big u ajority
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KILLS A GEORGETOWN MAN
Richard Scott Slays Thomas McGee
With a Bar.
Partners In n Fishing Expedition
on the Fotiiumc Unve a Fatal
Thonas Peter McGee, of Georgetown,
died at Itlvetside, Charles county, Mary
land, on Saturday, from the effects of a
blow r-ceived Inj a tight with Itichard
Scott. Scott, whose home is not known,
but who is suppoh;d to have lived in thU
city, Is ui der arrest upon the charge of
McGee was about thirty years old, and
his relatives live on TJjilrty-ftevcnUi street
extended and Conduit ro.'id, In Georgetown-
Some time ago he left home to go
down the river on a fishing expedition
and entered into phrtnership with Scolt.
On Friday night they had enough money
to land at Riverside and purchase some
whisky. While drinking they became in
volved in a quarrel, and Scott seized a
heavy stick of wcod with a piece or iron
attached to it and struck McGee on the
head. The man fell sensclesb, and was
piiWi t.p and carried to the residence of
a physician, where medical attention was
given him. He failed"to revive, however,
and death resulted.
Scott's friends assert that he strick
McGee in fceir-derenMj as the latter, they
state, had pulled a knife and threatened
Pcott. The affair was reported in Vash
Ington yesterday morning by the jrfioers
and crew of the Wakefield, which had
Just come up from lower river landings.
Deputy Sheriff Tosey. of Charles county,
Md J here making an effort to locate
McGee'rt body i!i awaiting removal to
Port Jervis, N Y., Dec. 26. Brakemau
Frank Coirbe, thirty years old, was crushed
between the cars at this place last night
and instantly killed.
Elizabeth, N J., Dec. 26. Frederick
M. Wilson committed suicide this morning
by shooting himself in the temple with a
revolver. He had been 111 for some lime.
Keyport, N. J., Dec. 20. "While Alb-.-rt
Fields v as absent in lied Bank yesterday
his house was burned. Ills wife saved a
baby from the flames, but her five-year-old
boy was burned jto death-
Albany, N. Y., Dec. 26. John Cosgrove,
Albany's well-known athlete, died at the
hospita' just before noon oday. He was
operated upon SatunL-iyfor appendicitis. He
was tventy-nine years ot age, and was
to have been married next month.
Boston, Dec. 26. George AV. Willis, forty
years of age, employed by J. Morse ot
Co., provision dealers, was found dead in
the store of that concern jtlils morning. One
end of a rubber tube was in his mouth
and the othei end attached to an open
New York, bee. 26. John A . Martin,
a young machinist, whou sister died about
a year aco of conr-ii miction, killed himself
by taking poison this jmoniliig. .Martin
was delicate Jn appearance and it is
thought he tookf the poison to avoid
meeting his sister'js fat.
Ciudad, Mex., Dec. 26. The Culiacan
Rallwey, whlch-tirs f mm Altat to Culia
can, on the Pacific coast?; has just been
purchased by Collis Pi Huntington. The
Mexican Internatronal Railroad, or which
Mr. Huntington ? president, is to be
Immediately extended rrom Durango to
Culiacan j ,
CARPENTER CYCLE CO., Agents,
14th and JSY' 1. Ave.
She Sends a Bullet Through
SHOT AU'AKES HER MOTHER
Voting Woiimii Jlead "IVhen Her
Pn r-!! t Reached Her Side II l
Tleiiltl' Made Her IX'Npomluit
Favorite in Her Social Cirjle und
a AIi:ic-iiut of fcouie I.oeul "jte.
Mii-s Anna Virginia AVells. daughter of
Judge Lywls S. Wells, and a young Irdy
well-ki own in social and musical ;ireles.
committed suicide at her I? tin 's home, N'u.
1311 N street norihweht, about 2 o'clock
yts-terday inofiiing, by shooting hers-if
through the heart.
Mibb Wells was thirty-three year- old.
She has been In ill-health for the post
four mo'ntliK and confined to her home the
greatei poi tion of the time, onlygoing ?or a
walk or a drie on the mostpleaaaut days.
Au affliction of the eyes caused the young
woman's illness primarily, and she was
compelled to undergo a difficult opera
tion anil a long course of treatment Tor
During her illness Miss Wells had lvcn
in the habit ot sleeping with her mother
in a room on the eccond floor of the
house, so that her wants might be at
tended to. On Christmas night she .-etired
as usual. The day had not been as tn
joyable as sho could have wihed, despite
the efforts of her family to make her
happy. Ill-health had forced an abandon
ment of some ot the former Yuletidc joys
and pleasures, and the young lady was
despondent when .she went to bed, and
did not appear to rest well. Finally, Mi.
Well? thought that her ii.iughtr had 'alien
into a slumber, and, tired herself, fell into
A few hour later Mrs. Wells was awak
ened by the Hiai p report of a pistol, coining
from the adjoining room, occupied by her
son, Mr. Lewis S- Wells, jr. She ob
seived that her daughter had arisen, and
went immediately to investigate the "ause
of the f-uunu. Uiwi going into her ton's
room, the mother found Miss Anna lying
dead across her brother': bed, and a pistol
beetle her. She was Mill in her night
dress, which was covered with blood flow
ing from a wound In her left bre.iht.
Mrs. Wells's screams aroused the re
mainder ot the family, who hastened ro
the loom. Dr. W. W. .Johnson, the
family physician, was summoned and
pronounced death instantaneous.
The young woman had evidently ris-en
from he i bed In a fit of restiveness and
despondency and gone diiectly to her
biolhei's bedchamber, knowing tint he
was away, procured his revolver from a
bureau drawer, and fired the fatal shot
without deliberation. Her brother had
no knowledge ot Hi affair until he reached
the house yesterday morning.
Miss Wells was born and badal.vavs
lived In Washington, her father oeing
a vi ell-known attorney. She was .i tal
ented musician and a popular fa virile
among her lashionable set when her health
permitted her to attend to social duties.
She had a laige circle of .'ico.ualntan:s,
ard for a long time was i-oIoI.h .it the
Church r the Incarnation, ot w'llch f-he
was a inemrer, and an earnest, religious
Ihe funeral will be held on Wednesday
f:om the Church of the Incarnation, Itev.
Dr. Snjder officiating. Burial will be
made Jn Kock Creek Cemetery.
Cwofler Carr was jeMerday notified of
Miss Wells's .suicide, and after an j:i es
timation of thf circumstance0, issued a
certificate of death iu accordance with
SECULAR LEAGUE iJEETING.
Interesting: Dlweii.-sdom of Evolu
tion and Other Topics..
At the opening ot the Secular League
meeting yesterday afternoou. Mr. W. II.
Gibbs discussed the question whether "The
Author of Nature is the Uod or the Bible."
After considering certain phenomena ot
nature, and the acts of the deity recorded
in the book of Genesis and subsecpient
books, he concluded that many actions of
Hie latter were inconsistent Willi the dignity
and power which are ascribed to the
Mr. Maurice Pechln opened the discussion
on "Evolution." He took the position that
at any given moment, things ure as good as
they possibly can be, and that despite
minor defects, everything is progressing
toward a higher and more perfect state.
Dr. L. 11. Klemm did not take so rosy a
a view of the situation, and while not
dissenting entirely from the general prop
osition, doubted whether the unyielding
facts or existence warrant us iu drawing
either an optimistic or pessimistic con
clusion. Dr. J. U. Hayes took the Bible
as an illustration of evolution, and con
sidered lis various look.s as fair Illustra
tions of the Intelligence of the times in
which they were severally written. He
considered evolution the most hopeful
doctrine ever proposed.
Mr. Burr a owed himself as being a pes
simist and characterized eolutiou as a
Mrs.iveiidall thought that whatever view
was taken we could not get rid of the idea
of an antecedent force or power possessing
Dr. t'rotfut defended the position of Mr.
IngcrsoII in his view that the author of
nature is not necessarily beneficent.
Mr. Steiner considered all colution as
referring to genetic law.
Mr. iiodard ucleuded religion and Chris
tianity as against adverse criliciMiic.
Gen. Birney defined the purposes of the
Secular League as primarily to keep church
and state forever separate, and giving to
each individual the right of free speech
Mr. Burbagc considered the metaphysi
cal basis of evolution, and criticised cer
tain positions of Mr. Spencer.
Mr. Boys discussed the benefits of pain
as an element in evolution.
An interesting program, including an
address by 11. Grant Barnwell, estj., was
aunounccd for "next Sunday evening.
3IINRRS' COMMiTTKK MEETING.
Conference nt Columbus AVill Deter
mine tl:e Yeai's Wage Question.
Terrc Haute, Ind., Dec. 20.-The Ind'a la
bituminous' operators will he represe.ired
at the Columbus meeting tomorrow by J.
S. Tallej nnd R S. Tenuant, of this
eity, anil Frank Serrit, oC Chicago, and
tne Indiana miners by President Knight
and Secretary Kennedy, or the State or
ganization. It is iioav fully understood
between the Indiana and Illinois op
erators and miners that the agreement;
is to be stiietly between, themselves, and
not with primary regard to the-sitiation
in the Pittsburg and Ohio districts, as
heretofore. The meeting is what is called a com
mittee meeting, preliminary to the inter
state conference, to be held after the
middle or January, but it is the ouict
undeistaiiding that the meeting will, in
lact, determine the wages question for
the ensuing year. The reason for the
delay in calling the Interstate conference
is explained by the statement that the
national officers of the miners' organiza
tion do not want to have the matter dis
posed of before their national convoii'Jon,
which ig to be held January 11. With
this preliminary meeting, giving out an
encouraging word of a satisfactory set
tlement, the national officers will have
smooth sailing in their convention.
Guarantees to Cure Each Case Acceptel for
Treatment, and Also Guarantees that
the Cost Will Hot Exceed
For ACiVB (Pimples) SIC 00
ECZEMA......... $33 00
CONSTIPATION S18 00
DYSPEPSIA 525 00
KIDNEY DISEASES $iO to SlOO
STIUCTUKE ...?. $30 00
IMPOTENCY 5-10 to $200
EMISSIONS and DRAINS S24 00
vnujUAUJisiuis - '" i
FEMALE DISEASES. ...515 to $75
All Medicines Furnished
DAILY OFFICE HOURS 10 a. m. to
O p. in. Monday. Wednesday. Thursday
and Saturday till S p. m. Sunday and
Holidays, 10 to 12 a. in.
-o- CONSULTATION FHEE. -Sa
TERR18LE SCENE IT SEA
Fire Breaks Out in the Lam
berts Point's Cargo.
THIRTY-SIX MEN IN PERIL
Ve.-.s.el Was From .Norfolk Hound
to Liveipool Discovery 3iade on
Christmas Eve That Flanit "Were
Ihitrintr in the Hold Desperate
"Work of the Crew.
St. John's, Dec. 2C This morning the
steamer Lamberts Point, -seven flays out
from Norfohc, Va., lor Liverpool, with
0,000 bales of cotton, 12,000 bushels of
corn, and a miscellaneous cargo, made port
today with her cotton on fire and threat
ening every moment to break out and en
velope the whole ship in flames. Thirty
pjx men never spent a more desperate
Christmas than did her crew yester-Uy.
On Christmas Eve the startling dis
covery was made that the cargo wa
burninir. AH the usual precautions Were
taken. The hatches were doubly bat
tened, evety ventilator was tightly closed
and all pos-IUt means taken to prevent an
Ingress or air. The main tody of the fire
was four.0 amidships under the saloon. A
strong h'.v dot steam was forced through the
the deck, which had leen cut, and the
hold flooded with water. Through the
night when shore folks were rejoicing
in the coming of the festival, these water
drenc'iid c.-ilor'- kept up the fight against
their unseen enemy.
"When Christmas morning dawned the fire
was much worse. T,hc officers were
driven Ttom their quarters and the crew
from the forecastle. The decks were
almost fumace-like, and 160 ca tie, which
were kept there, roared with pain. To
prevent the beasts from breaking loose,
the cattlemen had to sluice the decks
constant ij. The crew had to live on
leek. At the first alarm a small stock
of food had been taken from the store
room, but the remainder of the provision"3,
together with the hay and feed for the
cattle, was all spoiled. Fearing the
worst, the boat were prepared and pro
visioned yestertlaj forenoon, for the fire
was constantly gaining ground and com
municating to the coal bunkers. 1'liis
formed a new danger, so the bunker lids
had to be temoved and tons or witer
poured down, completely saturating the
Twice last night the crew wished to
leave the ship but were Induced to re
main, and fortunately port was made at
last. Even In the harbor, the flames .vrre
most threatening, and two tugs were en
gaged to assist In quenching them. Half
the cargo of the steamer is believed io be
destroyed by fire, wa'er and .smoke.
FIUE IKiTROYS CA3U LOW
"Whs n "Well-known Quarantine Sta
tion Agni!i!t Cholera In 18011.
Sandy Hook. X. ,T.. Dec. 26. A part of
the Government quarantine .station, known
as Camp Low. was destroyed by fire e iiy
this morning. The camp was built in
1S92, vl.en the cholera was raging in
Hamburg, and measures were takn t y
this Gov eminent to prevent the plague rom
getting a. foothold here. Surgeon General
Hamilton, of the Marine Hospital Ser -!CC,
was ass.gned by President Harrison to
superintend the quarantine arrangements
for the Federal Government, anil lr. Wil
Ham Jenkins then health officer of the
port of New York, had charge q the Stiie
There probably was never such an ef
fective quarantine maintained as tlsa . t
Camp Low. The waterfront was guarded
by the monitor Mianotonomoh. and several
launches filled with armed men patroiod
the water front night and duy. On the
land side there was a dead line of .narines
about 400 yard1- from the camp. a:ul ihe
marine camp, with ":00 men, was to the
west of the cholera camp.
Recentlj the buildings at Camp Low
were Kold for $1,000. They were used
by the contractors as quarters for their
workmen and for storing materials. The
patt burned today Included the officers'
building and storehouse, und the ..tale
and one of Hie long wooden building. The
fire is supposed to have been caused by i n
overheated stove. The damage was not
VIEWS OF A POE'L'I.IST LKAUKI.
Treasurer HtinkiiiV Opinion Con
eerniin: Air. GiigeV. Suggestions.
Terre Haute, Ind., Dec. 20. Morton C.
Rankin treasurer-if the national committee
otthe Topic's party, and the eldest, mem
ber, in point of service, on the committee,
says the Gage currency would bring- pros
perity if adopted by Congress. Kakiu
say.s th. boom times would be due to
the inflation feature of the plan.
"Mr. Gape proposes," bays .Mr. Itunkin,
"that the banks be given permission to
issue irorc money than they are now per
mitted to issue. The banks would rot
neglect tin opportunity. It vvbuld be good
money, as anv money is coed when ba 'knl
by tho Government." Mr, Rankin Ivh'evos,
howeve-, that the boom would foou he
over, and then there would be another
Your credit is good at Lansburgh's Fur
niture House, Kith and F bis. oc'3-lt
324 B St. S. W.
Milk and cream from choice Jersey and
Guernsey herds. Coffee cream and extra
heavy cream for whipping Can ruxnisn
milk from registered herd.
de9-22t C THOMPSON.
Well Made, Upholstered in
French Tapestry Your
Choice of Colors;
We've hundreds of couches
in all imaginable styles, frame
or overstuffed, which' we' are'
clearing- out at a big- reduc
tion. We are overstocked and
we are willing to dispose of
them at far below their value.
A couch is a convenience in
every room and this is your
opportunity to get one cheap.
CASK OR CREDIT.
1226 F Street.
MAYER & CO.,
of 325 Canal street, New York,
burs stocks of Dry Goods, Boots
and Shces, Jewelry, Clothing,
Gentlemen's Furnishings, Furni
ture, Groceries in fact all stocks
of Merchandise, for SPOT CASH.
Temporary office, 904 Seventh
St. 1ST. W. All business confiden
A MEETING of the stockholders ot the
Capital Traction Company Tor the election
of directors will lie held at the office ot
the company. Union Passenger Station, on
WEDNKSliAY; the 12TII of JAXUARX,
1S9S. The polls will be opened at 10
a.m. and closed at " p.m.
G. T. DtTNLOP,
C. M. KOONE3, President, '
FOOD PLENTY IN KLONDIKE
Sufficient Supplies Reported to Be
Stored iu Dawson.
rrop"ti of Hieti Yield of Treas
ure Aloni tt"e Creek of the
Taconia, "Wash., Dec 26 The steamer
Faralon. arriving twlay, brings news tttht
John McPhersou and three others arrived
at Sfcaguay direct from Dawson on Decem
The .McPherson party left Dawson No
vember 7. .Matters were then quiet in
the Klondike metropolis, and supplies were"
being hauled from Dawson warehouses
the mli.es, though more snow was needed
to make hauling guod.
Prospects were never better along Bo
nanza, Hunker, Bear anil othr creeks, awl
an output ot from eight to ten millions
this winter was considered certain, in spite
of the food shortage. McPherson's party
says there will be 110 starvation. Some
far-sighted miners have large food supplies
on hand, and will share part ot it be
fore starvation occurs. These and other
late arrivals! appear to think that the food
shortagt was purposely emphasized In Sep
tember and October, with the object ot
getting men with insufficient supplies to
go down the river to Fort Yukon.
These Dawsonites and oth'.r Yukoners
believe that the Government is acting too
late to get goods into Dawson before
private enterprise will have supplied the
deficiency. The Canadian mounted polite
have neatly one hundred tons ot provisions
and two hundred dogs at Lakes Bennett
and Tagl, which are beingstj-'ted toward
Dawsoi. over the now trail.
All a.'otig the hikes arid as far as Fort
Selkirk arc- parties having in the aggregate
many tons of provision. These par'fes
are working toward Dawson and will
arrive there during February and sln-h.
McPhi son's party was frequently able
to purcl ase supplies and fresh meat coming
out. Along the trail camps are soaumer
oi;s thai parlies leaving Dawson with
short supplies are cert.iln of obtaining
plenty along the route.
LEPKEIX In memory ot LOC1SE LE
PKErX. who died one year ago, December
I miss thee from our home, dear husband;
I niis thee from thy place.
A shadow o'er my life is cast:
0! I niiis the sunshine of thy dear face"'
I miss thy kind and willing hand.
And nis thee from thy chair.
HY HIS TKl'E AND FAITHFUL WIFE.
It . -
WOOD -On Sunday. December 2G. IS07,
at 1 o'clock p. ir., OKOKGE E., beloved
husband of Ann K. Wood, ami son of lln
late John W. anil Ana . Wood, aged
Funeral from Frank Geier's Sou-. Xo.
Ill's Seventh street iiorihwe-t. on Taes-,
day, December 'M, at IU o'clock a. hi.
K"atives Invited to attend- It
JirKKAY On Friday. December -M,
1SJ7, at 1:511 p. m- CI1AULES E. JICR
KAY, aged fifty-four years, departed this
Funeral from his late residence. No. 221"!
P street northwest, on -Monday, December
27, at 2 p. m. Funeral private. It
HOOVER At her residence, on Sunday,
"December 20, lbi7,at I0:l0a. m.,3IAKY
A. HOOVER, widow of the late Andrew
Hoover, iu the eighty-fourth year of her
.M.OOKE Departed this life December 25.
JS97. at hrr residence. SIB AI -street north -west.
Mrs. M. V. L. MOORE, widow of the
late Judge Aloore. of Kentucky. 1C
JOHNSTON Departed this lire on De
comber 25. 1&07. at lb o'clock a. 111.. Mrs;
OLIVK A., beloved mother of George W
Johnston, in the fiftieth year of fctr age.
Funeral from her late residence. 1109
Seventh .-treet southeast. Monday. Decem
ber 27. at 10 a. m. Friends and tela
tives invited to attend.
May she rest In peac. 3 t
.TOST On Saturday. December 25. 1SS7.
at o'clock a. in.. CONRAD .IOST. aged
i-eveiity-four years nine months and two
i-mieral from his late residence. No. 1830
Sixth street northwest, on Monday, Decent
ber 27. at 2:30 p.m. Relativesauilfriendi
are respectfully invited to attend. it,
PKMHERTOX-On Friduy. December 2-1,
1S97. WILLIAM DANDRIGE. Infant son.
of Charles II. and the late Ha Drent-Pem-berton,
aged ten months andriglrtr days.-
Funeral from hu grand parent resi
dence. 4ia si-cth street northwest, Monday,
December 27, at 1:20 p. m.
Richmond papers please copy. It
HISTON-Suddeniy, on Saturday, De
cember 25, 1807, JOHN HISTON, aged
twenty-six year1, native Drumcolloher,
county Limerick. Ireland.
Funeral rrom his late residence, S2B
Firth street northeast, on Monday. De
cember 27, 1 897, thence to the Holy Name
Church, where requiem hlgli- mass- will bo
said rjr the repose ot his soul. Interment
at Mount Olivet.
May he rest In peace. dc26-2t
S32 Pa. Atc. X, W - ,.
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