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"""'s , V Increasing 'doudiiiess and rain 'Wednesday ' afternoonor'mght; warmer; easlerhViuds. Circulation, yesterday, 39,0 0 XO. 1,372. WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, ONE CENT. Wbt plB vJulirirl IP IRE JAMJARY 19, 1898. ST Clerk at Hotel Johnson Resents the 'Statesman's Language. EXCITEMENT ON THE AVENUE; Row Precipitated by Enforcing nn Ironclad Utile uf'fhe' House Mr. Muson Sought a- Koom for the Wife of i Constituted Now Visit ing in Washington. Senator "William E. Mason, of Illi nois, was struck violently in the face by Mr. J. C. Johnson, night clerk. of the Hotel Johnson, during an alterca tion between them in the hotel lobby last night at a few minutes before C o'clock. The trouble arose over the refusal of Jlr. Johnson to give the lady who was dining with Senator Mason a room at the house. It is alleged at the hotel that the Senator vras most abusive in his language and that the clerk struck him only when he sot beyond all bounds in his abuse. The main faf ts of the occurrence are not disputed either by th hotel people or the friends of Senator Mason. The Senator, with his private secre tary, Mr. Calvin 1C Lowe, and a. lady arrived at the hotel at a Htl! after 4 o'clock. They took dinner together in the ladies' dining room upstairs. "Wine was served. Senator Mason and Mr. Lowe went down into the lobby after the dinner and Mr. Mason entered the name of the lady .on the hotel register. Mr. Johnson refused to assign a room to her. He stated that the rules of the hotel were positively against al lowing ladies without baggage to have rooms. Mr. Johnson asserts that he did not know the identity of Senator Ma son, but friends of the Senator state that he announced his name. Mr. Mason became very angry. It is asserted that he was grossly abusive. Mr. Johnson endeavored further to make explanations, but -finally was car ried beyond control of himself by the intemperance of the other's language I and lunged savagely across the office desk and struck him in the face. It is fctated that a pistol was drawn at this moment by one of the party, but this cannot be verified. Mr. Johnson's nephew, J. F. Johnson, the son of th proprietor of the hotel. rusled forwaid before his uncle could i limb over the desk anil pulled him nn.'y. and Mr. Lowe also induced Sen ator Mason to get out of the lobby. These gentlemen thn went up to tlie dining room for the lady, and the three Immediately lft in a carriage. They drove up to the Arlington, where a room was securod ror the lady, and where she remained during the night. The affair at the Hotel Johnson last ed three or four minute?, and before the party drove awav the lobby was fall of excited people from tlie avenue. The story Aas current down town in a short lime and was the subject of con versation during the entii e evening. Senator Mason's friends are exceed ingly incensed at the Hotel Johnson people. They state that the clerJ: show ed no discretion whatever, and should have waived the rule of the house as soon as Secretary Mason was known. A friend of the Senator said last night that the lady is the wife of a Chicago newspaper man. an intimate friend of the S-anator. ner husband telegraphed to the Senator yesterday that his wife would be in the city, and asked l.im to show her any couitesy he could while she was hsre. Senator Mason and Mr. Lowe met her at the station, and drove immediately to the hotel for dinner. She desired a room during her short stay. Sbs was over come by the occurrence and, owing to the lateness of the hour, decided to re main in the city over night. MISSISSIPPI TO BE SUED. A Relntlvo of Wliitecnps' Colored Victims Seeks Redress. Tannic, ST. J., Jan. IS. Cltailes Lee, colored, whose parents, two brothers and a sister, were dragged from their beds by white caps, near VicUsburg, Miss., and hanged or shot, is in this aty, preparing to bring Milt againvt tlie Stat of .Mississippi for $100,000 damages for the killing of hi relatives. He has a stanch friend in B. K. Brice, at Washington, register of the Treasury, on v. hose advice he has engaged counsel. THE GREAT PROVIDERS. IS PUBLIC OPINION RIGHT? By the number of these Tables we sold yesterday it is very evident that public opinion considers it a bar gain. We thought it one, and tried to tell you so. We still have some of them left do you wish one ? Oak Extension Table, heavy C9 QO d1 well made 5 legs p7o ami Credit "Whenever You "Wish. MAYER & PETTIT, " 415417 7thSt. "Frank Lihuey & Company, Sixth street and Xcw York avenue. FEMALE "BOSS" IN KANSAS. State T.ibrarian Jlrs. Diggs's Plain Talk to t lie Governor. Topeka, Kas., Jan. IS. A new political '"boss" has 'arisen in Kansas in the per ,son ot Mrs. Annie Dlggs, tlie little woiiun who measured swords with Mrs. Lease for six years, finally winning the office of State librarian as a reward for her cam paigning for populism. Today she called Gov- Leedy and tie other State officers together and bet her foot down on the proposition, to remove the old woaden shelving in the State lilirary into new and snacious ouartcrs in the capltol building. "1 want new metal shelving like that in the Library Building at Washington." she stormed. 'It would be .a shame to mar that beautiful room with this old, worm-eaten, mouse-eaten shelving." Gov. Lcedy tried to explain that the council had no money with which to buy metal shelving. "Tben wo will not move until you do have it," retorted Mrs. Biggs, and she had her way ubout it. STATE SENATOR INSULTED Ilainia 3Ien Vent Their Spleen Upon a Rapublicau Opponent Protest Offei eO Against Allowing Vernon II. lltirke to Serve Upon Committees. Columbus, Ohio, Jan. IS. There "was a sensational debate in the Ohio Senate today on a motion to have expunged from the record a protest which had been offered by Senator J. P. Alexan der againt the placing of Senator Burke on any of the Senate commit tees. Mr. Burke is the Republican whose absence made it possible for the Demo crats to organize the Senate; and who afterwards refused to vote for Hanna foJr SeKator- The protest was as fol- lows: -I hereby desire to record my earn est protest against the placing of the name of Vernon H. Burke upon com-i mittces of this Senate, upo.i which hon orable gentleman have been selected to serve." The protest then refers to Burke's conduct in the Senatorial matter. It concludes: "And for these and many other rea sons dear to American citizenship I here ..rd now enter this protest against the enfoicing of this political tiaitur into the prestnee or company of honor able men." After a warm debate the motion to have the protest expunged was de clared to be out of order on the ground that it was the constitutional right of a Senator to protest against any act when Ids reasons were given. By a majority vote a resolution offered by a Demociatic member was adopted, de claring that the Senata did not agree or sympathize witli the expressions of the protest. CHICAGO news monopoly:. Inter Ocean Files a Bill Against the Associated T're-.-s. Chicago, Jan. IS. The Inter Ocean Pub lishing Company filed a bill in the United States circuit court today against the As sociated Press to restrain that organiza tion from discontinuing its news service to tlie Inter Ocean or expelling that news paper from Its membership. Judge Dunne issued an order that notice be served on the defendant and set the cae for a hear ing at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow morning. The Inter Ocean alleges that the Asso ciated Press has violated its public obliga tions under its charter, in that it sells its news so as to create a monopoly in the newspaper business. The particular act of tlie Associated Press objected to is the prohibition against its members of using tlie news of, or furnishing news to its principal competitor, the Sun Printing and Publishing "Association. RIGHTS OF' NEWSPAPERS. Measures i" tlie Kentucky l.egisla-' tare Against t be "Western Concern. Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 18. Representative Coke, of Warren county, today introduced an act in the house looking to forcing the Associated Press to break the fran chise given to certain newspapers. It is said that the Louisville" Dispatch is be hind the bill. The bill provides that all foreign corporations engaged in buying and selling news shall distribute its news to all newspapers willing to pay the tolls without discrimination in charges. It is made unlawful for such a cor poration to continue its business after a refusal to sell its news. Tailurc to comply with the act is made a misdemeanor subject to, on conviction, a fine of not less than $100 nor more than 1,000 for each offense, each day's continued violation being considered a sep arate offense. Troy Aldermen Going to Klondike. Troy, N. Y., Jan. IS. -Aldermen Gorge IL Mead and James P. Gavin will leave about February for Seattle, taking with them over 200 dogs, which they will dis pose or at Seattle, and will wait in thut city for E. Strait, or this city, who will leave here about April 1G. On May 1 the first steamer for tlie Klondike region will probably leave St. Michaels, und on this the firm of Mead, Galvin & StraJt will sail. They will Uike with thn a great amount ot luggage, including an aluminum house. 'Bond Repudiation Restrained. Charleston, S. C, Jan. IS. In the United States court here today. Judge Slmonton signed an order retraining the commis sioncrsof Stanley county,". C, from repudi ating the issue of $100,000 worth of bonds subscribed for the building of a railroad. The motion for tlie order was made by Coler Jc Co., bankers, of New York. The Better the Grade The larger the trade. ALL FRUjjyi II FEVER The Anli-Simisie Fever Has Now Spread to the Provinces. AGITATION'S GRAVEST PHASE Serious Outbreaks in Nantes and MarseillesMobs Attack the He brews in Many Cities Tolico Prevent Outrages nfc Bordeaux Government's Situation Precarious Paris, Jan. IS. The anti-Jew" fever Is spreading in the provinces. This, in the opinion of some, is the gravest feature of the agitation, and it is stated that the government is deeply concerned over the situation. Provincial agitation evolves more slowly than in Paris, but the feeling ex citing it does not subside so quickly as here, wheie one impression chases an other. Anti-Semitic demonstrations have been reported from Marseilles, Lyons, Nantes, Amiens, Bordeaux, Nancy, Rennes, Grenoble, Kouen, and else where, accompanied by rowdy proces sions and attacks upon the shops of Jews. The police scattered the demon strators, and made several arrests. Tlie outbreaks at Nantes and Mar seilles were particularly serious. Sev eral thousand persons assembled In the former city and marched to the shops' and warehouses known to bs occupied by Hebrews, hooting and shouting "Down with the Jews!" Tfcey then proceeded to the ofilce of the newspa per Le Peuple, which has supported M. Zola in his attempt to prove the innocence of Dreyfus, and shattered tlie windows with ttones. There was a brisk combat, lasting halt an hour, between the mob and the staff of the news paper. The manifestations in Marseilles are assuming dangerous proportions. The windows of Jewish shops have been smashed ?nd the occupants insulted. Gentile tradesmen hang placards out side their shops inscribed, "This is a Catholic shop," with the object of averting attack. At Bordeaux mounted municipal guards accompanied the crowds mak ing the demonstration and prevented outrages. The prevalent cries of the mobs are "Mortatix juifs," "conspuez Zola," and "Vive 1 armie." The con dition of popular feeling may not In-., aptly be described as an anonymous Boulagism. Some experienced ob servers believe that a strong man ani mated with Eoulanger's ambitions could carry the situation to his own ad vantage. The position of the government is obviously the most important question of the moment. There is a pretty gen eral impression that this Is very pre carious but many circumstances render it unsafe to indulge in prophecy. Opin ions which usually command respect support the view that the cabinet can rely upon the Chamber of Deputies in any real danger arising from the sec tion of the public which demands full and unreserved publication of the mys teries of the Dreyfus case. It is still unknown what form of pro cedure will be adopted at the trial of M. Zola. It can hardly be imagined that he will be brought to trial with full publicity, but how this is to be avoided Is not yet evident. The adjournment interpellation of M. Cavaignac, ex-minister of war, will probably be taken up by the chamber of deputies on Saturday, by which time doubtless the cabinet will have made up its mind as to the course to follow. The opposition hopes of overturning the government were never so high as at present, but whatever happens out doors, it seems, as said before, that M, Meline, tlie prime minister, will com mand a majority in the chamber. PAVLOFF STRONGLY PROTESTS. Russia Hoes Not Want Talienwnn Opened as it Treaty Xort. London, Jan. IS A special dispatch to the Tunes from Pekin says that M.Pavloff, tlie Russian cliarge d'affaires, -protests strongly against the opening of Talienwan as a treaty pjrt. The dispatch adds that China is ap parently anxious to obtain British finan cial assistance. In order to do so bhe will give ample security for the repay ment of the loan, and will permit the extension of steam communication on the' inland waters, and grant Increased trade facilities at nil the open ports. BRITAIN'S TRADE WITH CHINA. Chamberlain Snys England Will Pre serve It at Ally Cost. London, Jan. IS. The Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, secretary of state for the colonies, made a speech tonight before the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce. He dwelt upon the extensive trade done with China and declared that Great Britain would do everything to maintain her commercial position in that part of tlie world. His language in connection with this subject was similar to that used by Mr. Eairour and Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, the latter of whom, speaking last night at Swansea, said that the government was determined, even at tlie cost of war, that the door to China's trade bhould not be closed against; British merchants. CAPT. HART GOES TO PRISON. Commander of tlie T.nurnda Must Serve Hi Sentence. Philadelphia, Jan. 18. The "United States Court of. Appeals handed down a decision today sustaining the lower court in the penalty imposed upon Capt. J. D. Hart, of. the steamer Lau rada. Hart was convicted about a year ago of violating the United States statutes relative to getting up a mili tary expedition against a friendly na tion, and sentenced to two years im prisonment and to pay a fine of $500. IVY BUSINESS COLLEGE-Sth and K. None better; S25 a year; day or night; "We keep thousands of articles, every one tlie best of its kind. ONTARIO- BECOMES ANGRY. Retaliatory Act for American Tim ber Duties Passed. Toronto, Jan. I8.r-Tlie legislative as sembly of the province of Ontario has just passed nn act1n retaliation for tlie Ameri can Umber duties. .. It is designed to prevent Canadian rough -pine timber from heing manufactured in 'tlio United' State.s. It Ib entitled "an act respecting the manufacture of pine cut on tlie Crown domain," and orders that all pine there cutbi manufactured in Canada. E.V-MA YOI . SUTRO PAII.IN I . The Old Cnlifornlnn Unable Longer to Conduct Business San Francisco, Jan. 18. For sometime there have been rumors that exrMayor Rutro's mind wa.r failing and that a guardian would soon have to be appointed for him. Ilia, son today admitted (hat His father hud failed greatly of lute, and that no business matters were allowed to be brought before hlni. He sees no one, and a nurse is witlt liinioonstantly. His estate la valued at $2,000,000. IT Viva Voce Vote Taken in the Legislature for Senator. DBADLOCKAPPBAKS PROBABLE Only One Bullofc Taken Intense In terest in th Proceedings Ten Candidates In tlie Field, All Re publicans Excepting Gorman Baltimore MaSi May Be Elected. Annapolis, Md.', Jan. IS. The first ballot of the Maryland legislature over the United StateSenatorshIp, as was expected, resulted,' in no election. It was a viva voce vote, each member naming his choice. Ten candidates were in the field, nine Republicans and one Democrat, Mr. Gorman, the present Incumbent, who received In both ' houses forty-three votes. This was nine votes in excess of Judge McComas, the western Mary land man, whom 'Gov. Lowndes and Senator Wellington are backing. Gov. Lowndes, who withdrew several weeks ago from the Senatorship, received one vote. It was given by Senator Day, of Howaid. President of the Senate Randall voted for Judge McComas, as did eight others. Senator Applegarth, wJio is a. Democrat, voted for Judge Page, against Gorman," as he had done in the party caucus. Senator Jackson was absent, jo that Mr. Gorman received but six of the eight Democratic Senatorial votes. The combined vote of the two branches was: McComas, 34; Shyrock, 3; Shaw, 11; Findlay, 2; Pnran, G; Mulliken, 1; Barber, G; Urner, 1; Lowndes, 1; Gor man, 43. Two Republicans and seven Democrats were absent. Mr. Shaw received his 11 votes from the bolting eleven, or Malster men, who are playing an important part in shap ing Maryland polities at the present session. McComas, having a majority of the entire Republican vote, has been sug gested by his friends to arrange for a caucus, a call for which will be circu lated to-morrow. They will take ad vantage of the situation, and will, it is said, either make their favorite Sena tor or cause a deadlock. McComas polled western Maryland solidly, except one vote, which went to Urner, an ex-congressman and ex-State senator. Democrats will hardly vote for a Republican .Senator, and unless the Republicans agree on McComas the probabilities to.-night are a deadlock will ensue. There is a possibility, how ever, that a Baltimore city man may ultimately win the 'place, Shaw or Shy rock. The latter is a leading Mason and members of that fraternity arc quietly but actively working for him. An immense crowd was at the State house during the balloting. At the ad journment of the house of delegates a committee appointed from that body leftfor Centervllle, Queen Anne coun ty, to attend the funeral of Delegate Wright, who died 'Sunday. DAY OF GRACE FOR MRS. NACK. Brief Postponement of Her Incar ceration at Auburn. New York, Jan. 18.. After all prepara tions had been made to take Mrs. Nack, the Guldensuppe murderess to Auburn prison, the step was postponed at the last minute because, the Auburn, officers found they could not complete some othefbusi ness they had iu'the, city. Mrh. Nack will probably go to Auburn tomorrow. Mrs. Nack wept bitterly this morulas; when she was making whut bhe thought were her final adieus to the prisoners in Long Island City jaiL Patti's Husband' Head. London, Jan. 18. A dispatch to the Daily Telegraph sa s that Slgnor Nicolinj, the husband of A del (no. Pattl, died today at Pau, Prance, from a painful internal malady i from which he had suffered for nearly a year. Ctipt. Floyd Stricken at. His Desk. Capt. John B, Floyd, for eighteen years employed attheeitj-postoffice, was stricken with apoplexy while at work at his desk about 1 o'clock jebterday. CAUTION 1 Beware ot substitutes for Gay ton Coal, as some unprincipled dealers are offer ing inferior coa)s as Gayton at Gaytou price, namely, J$5.25 per 2,240 pounds, delivered, and sending short weight. Bo not bew deceived, Gayton is a very dull looking coal It you want a first-class fuel.ajsk for Gayton Coal stove, eggnut or furnace and insist ont having it at $5.25 per 2,240 pounds, delivered. Pow hatan Coal Co., 13G8 C stl nw. Phone 020. . jalG-tC - $1.U5 Bays it JJ12.50 or S3 Hat At Auerbach's Hat Sale, 623 Ta. Ave. We never solicit anyone's trade, we have no.autside man. Its Object Was 1Iie Deportation of Geu. Blanco. ' RINGLEADERS THREATENED Stormy Scene in the Puluce Re sults In Soldiers Reaffirming Their Allegiance Havana in a State of Nervous Excitement Lee's Watchful Eye. IIaana, via Key West, Jan. IS. Ju3t as this dispatch 'is sent by special courier to Key West, Havana is in tre mendous excitement, caused by tha news of a formidable conspiracy among the volunteers to overthrow Gen. Blan co. The conspiracy was discovered yes terday morning by the chiaf of police. Col. Paglieri. The plotters intended to start an armed revolt by the 20,000 volunteers now in Havana, and to compel Gen. Blanco to leave the island as they did Capt. Gen. Don Domingo Dulce. in 1SGS. A simultaneous assault was to be made on the forts surrounding Havana, es pecially on La, Cabana, and the troops now stationed at the strategical points of the city were to be overpowered and compelled to surrender. The suc cess of the conspiracy was nearly as sured by the complicity of many offi cers of the army, the sympathy of the Spanish regular infantry, and of the military, police or orden publico, with the volunteers and the rioters of the past week. As soon as the news reached the pal ace Gen. Blanco summoned a council of his staff officers to advise with them. Gens. Arolas, Solano, Gonzalez, Par rado, Marsto and Col. Paglieri advised tlie governor general to assume an en ergetic attitude and punish severely the colonels of the battalions of volun teers if they were found to be guilty. The news spread rapidly in town that Senor Calderon, lieutenant colonel of the TTlfth Battalion of Volunteers, was at the head of the military conspiracy. Gam Blanco summoned to his palace last night all tl.e colonels of the volun teers in Havana. Not a single one failed to be present. A stormy sceno ensued, which is now the talk of all Ha vana. Blanco upbraided them severe ly, saying that it was hard to believe that "patriotic Spaniards wearing the honorable uniform of the Spanish army" desired to raise disturbances against the government of Spain at the most critical period of tha Spanish cause in Cuba. He also threatened them as the representative of the crown and the commander-in-chief of the army with severe punishment for the crime of treason. The governor general's words great ly impressed the colonels. The Count of Diana, a well-known Spanish ir reconcilable and the oldest among the colonels, was selected by them to reply. He said that the loyalist Spaniards in Cuba who had devoted their whole lives to preserve the sovereignty of Spain in the island were not satisfied with the new regime. Here Blanco interrupted him in a thunderous voice, saying that he would not permit the least reilection on tlie government by colonels under his com mand and subject to military discipline. The Count of Diana then yielded and protested against what he said was a calumny on the volunteers. He avow ed that the volunteers are most loyal to their Queen and their flag. Blanco made all the other colonels one by one ratify the final words of the Count of Diana. It is officially declared to-day that "a spontaneous declaration of loyalty was made by the volunteers to the governor general, who is entirely satisfied." An officer from the palace went this morning by order of Gen. Blanco to Lieut. Col. Calderon's house and com manded him Immediately to present his resignation from thetFifth Battalion of Volunteers. He did so and it is just announced that Calderon's resignation "has been accepted." "VTrt fti,fKi. i-fnle Vim ra nniol in TTo vana, but the city is still under the mil itary control of Gen. Arolas, and pre sents the same warlike aspect.. The opinion of all persons here who know the Spaniards is that the situa tion is very grave. If the conspiracy of the volunteers has been averted by Gen. Blanco's opportune interference, it is not the less certain that their feeling of hatred against .autonomy is growing more and more every day, and as the regular army is in a state of great dis content and demoralization, a serious military outbreak is to be expected at any moment. Gen. Lee keeps a watchful eye on the situation and is sending full reports to Washington daily. FREE TRANSPORT TO CUBA. Railroads and Steamship Lines Aid ing the Relief Measures. New York, Jan. 18. The Central Cuban Relief Committee has received the privil ege of free transportation from the follow ing railways: Chicago and Grea,t "Western Railway Company, Union Pacific system; Boston and Maine Railroad, Wabash Railroad Company, Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Company, Southern Kail wayandthe Lehigh ValleyRailroad. The Ward Line Steamfhjp Company, Fail ing two snips eacli week, between New York and Havana, tendered the government the privilege of free transportation on the occasion of the first appeal from the De partment of State, and every steamship sailing since that time has taken out a ship ment of supplies. As a result of Mr. Moody's appeals for contributions toward the relic'f of suffer ing in Cuba, in his recent meetings, at Car negie Hall, about $700 was subscribed. The committee today received $500 Trom tho Christian Herald, and $100 from the Rev. T. De Witt Talmadge. Yet our cash sales for 1807 were 3 times larger than any competitors. HANNA READY TO TESTIFY". His First Lieutenant Says He Will Appear If Wanted. Cleveland, 'O., Jan. IS. Senator Hannc is expected to return from Washington In a few days. Neither he nor Major Dick will lay any obstacle in the way of the special committee to investigate the charge of bribery in connection with the recent Senatorial election. Major liHt said today tliat neither he nor Senator Hanna had been subpoenaed to appear) before the senate committee. "If the committee wants us to appear," lie said, "we shall certainly comply; that t tlie way I feel about it, and-I am sure it is Mr. Raima's idea-" RE-ELKCTKI CniKF JUSTICE- Henry Melvor Again Chosen by the South Carolina Legislature. Columbia, S. C, Jan. 18. -In the legis lature today Henry Melvor was re-elected cl!i-r justice for eight years. He has been on tlie supreme bench since 1&7T. Hi opponent, George S. Mower, received 51 votes. Circuit Judges Ucniiet, Aldrich, Rucha nnan and Waltz were re-elected with out opposition. TO AVENGE HIS DAUGHTER St. Louis Millionaire Shoots Emil B. Davison. Ahsuult Tukc-N Place in the Parlor of Dr. Charles F. Simmons, Who Has a Record. St. Louis, Jan. IS. Dr. Charles F. Simmons, millionaire, president of the Simmons' Patent Medicine Company, twice shot and wounded Emil B. Davi son this morning in a quarrel over the tatter's attentions to the doctor's daughter, Marie. Harry Simmons also fired at Davison,' who sprang through a closed window to save his life. Sim mons's wounds are serious. The shooting occurred in the pailor of Dr. Simmons's residence. Davison's right hand was shattered by a bullet, a slug of lead went through his right shoulder and he suffered several pain ful gashes in the leap through tire win dow. Davison is an attache of the Missis sippi Valley Trust Company. He .is young, handsome and popular. Miss Marie Simmons, over whom the shoot ing occurred, is eighteen years old. Davison had called frequently at the Simmons residence for several months. His story is that he received a letter this morning from one of the Misses Simmons informing him that her father accused him of betraying her, and that he went to the Simmons home to ex plain to the young woman's father that he was not the culprit. Dr. Simmons, his son Harry and DfU vison had a brief quarrel in the parlor, and then the firing commenced, thir teen shots in all being fired at him as he ran. To Police Captain Eoyd Davison said he had been shot without provocation, but he declined absolutely to prosecute either Dr. Simmons or his son, who had, in the mean time, surrendered themselves. Dr. Simmon says he shot in self-defense, as he claims Davison advanced on him threateningly. Aside from that, however, the physicians say he was justified in avenging his daughter's honor. Dr. Simmons has proved himself a ready fighter on several occasions. He is a Southerner and several years ago avenged a fancied insult to a female relative by using his revolver. Later he assaulted a negro here in a street car because the darkey failed to give his seat up to a woman. In 1S91 Dr. Simmons stabbed and seriously wound ed his clerk, John McBain, for which he was tried and convicted, but subse quently obtained a new trial and was acquitted. Dr. Simmons, notwithstanding his pugnacity, is a. prominent church work er and a leading member of the M. E. Church South. RAN' AWAY AND WERE WEDDED. A Richmond Gl'rl Elopes With a West Virginia Lawyer. Chambersburg, Pa., Jan. Id. Harrison W. Straley, an attorney of Princeton, Mercer county, W. Va., and Miss Hose Walthall, of Richmond. Va..a handsome youngcouple who had run away from home to escape parental opposition, arrived here this morn ing on an early train from the South, and were married by a justice of the peace. The young lawyer said that he preferred that a justice oC the pence should tic the knot, and he paid very liberally for the work. They had passed through four States on their runaway trip. Directly arter the ceremony they left for the bride's home, and expect to be forgiven and wel comed. THE P1MLICO DRIVING CLUB. Meeting of Directors ami Creditors for Settling Its Debts. Baltimore, Jan- 18. The directors and creditors of the PInilico Driving Club met today for the purpose, if possible, of effect ing a settlement. The association owes about S10.000, and it was decided to offer 40 per cent in settlement. The prop osition was taken under advisement. The principal creditors are the Country Club, which, owns the club hoU'-e, and the Maryland Agricultural Society, which owns the track. The club will probably go out of existence jnil n new organization be formed either by one or the other of tlie principal crcriitorrs. Won Fortunes and Died. Penniless Louisville, Jan. IS Dick Watts, who fell dead here yesterday, was one of the most noted gamblers who flourished in the South just after the war. Although li6 made more than a million dollars, ho died penniless, having given away the greater part of his winnings to friends.' Pick. From Cur ."Oc. Ties for 25! Auerbach's Neckwear Sale, G23 Pa. Ave. Because the better tho the larger the trade. rrade SPftiN'S M F America's Lower House on Rec ord as Sncli. THE CZAR'S STRONG ARM Rnles Force Reealcitran rtcpubHcnot Into Line and He ArtnondV. Motion, to Reeognize n State of Wnr in Cuba Is Lost Colson, of Ken tncJcy, Warns His Party of the Wrath to Corne Chairman I'aKxes Between the Tellers No Word. From the White House. With bleeding Cuba crying out for help in her hour or affliction, and with every heart in all this land of liberty and freedom appealing to Congress to send her aid and succor. Congress yes terday withheld its hand and refused the common offices of humanity. The streets of Havana are running wild with the riots of the enemies of Cuban home rule, and the lives of American citizens are in danger. Their property is ready for the torch of tlie Spanish incendiary. Mothers are threatened with massacre and their daughters with what Is far worse than death. The heart of the American people is full of sympathy and their every sensibility is thrilling with indignation at the bru talities that have been and are still be ing practiced in the gem of the An tilles. Congress has been petitioned and appealed to. but In vain. Yesterday the climax was reached. The Speaker, exercising that will which has made him the czar, before which his party bows in terror and in fear, tat upon the throne and manipulated the puppets that do his bidding. The membership of the House on the Re publican side, who would resent with force such interference with their per sonal rights in any other pluee on earth, permitted themselves to be bound hand and foot and gagged to si lence. Cuba cried aloud and with her groans reverberating through the chamber itself the honest-sentiment of men was stifled and they became mere machines to record the vote Reed dic tated should be cast. From the White House thre came no word which would release the captives caught in the Speaker's meshes. The President was still waiting; waiting for -the word which should come from our consul general that the beginning of tlie end had arrived, and that Havana is in the hands of an infuriated mob and American citizens are in danger. The compact with Spain is being car ried out; neutrality such as no self-respecting nation of the crvitized coun tries of the earth ever maintained be fore is being enforced, and the butchers on that island are given full lit-ense to kill and carve to their hearts' contenr. Xever before lias such a spectacle been presented to the civilized world, and yet the President of the United Stats sits in his mansion waiting for the storm to break, toying with fate. Xc-ro fiddled while Rome was burning; the President of the United States and Speaker Reed are trilling while Cuba is being desolated and her lands de spoiled and depopulated. The outraged sentiments of the American people found voice in the House yesterday. Even the power of the Speaker was not sufficient to si lence the outbreak that came from the Democratic side, and which met with a responsive chord in some quarters of the Republican side, where humanity has not been altogether lost through the lash of the party whip. Cuba was brought before the public eye through an amendment to the consular and diplomatic bill offered by Mr. De Ar mond. of Missouri, granting belligerent rights to the Cuban patriots. The expected opposition of the Re publicans was at once manifested in :t point of order that the amendment was not Kermane. The point was bravely contested, but tire friends of humanity went down before superior numbers. Ak it was, the Republicans were enabled to gather together only a few more than enough to sustain the ruling- of the chair, and the Speaker himself came into the hall of the House to pas between the tellers, make the victory sure and keep his eye upon his servilo followers. Mr. Colson, of Kentucky, a Repub lican, was one of the few men who warned his fellows of the results that would follow the policy of the Adminis tration if pursued to their logical con clusion. Too long, he said, had the set tlement of this question been delayed, and he warned his fellows that if tha House was not soon siven an opportu nity to vote on the question of Cuban belligerency untrammeled with other surroundings he would be one of the Republicans to join in a revolt so revo lutionary that it would set at defiance the precedents and traditions of the House. Mr. Colson only spoke the sentiments of a hundred others who, shackled to the Speaker's will, did not have the moral courage to defy that powerful individual, and taunt tlie Administra tion withi its want of patriotism on this great question. The day is not distant when this revolt will begin. It was present yesterday in its incipient stage. The House, after resolving itself into the Committee of the Whole, proceeded to the consideration of the consular and diplomatic appropriation bill, which was presented and about to be read, when Mr. De Armond. of Missouri, of fered an amendment to the appropria tion bill according belligerent rights to the Cuban Insurgents. Mr. De Armond said: "I know that while the chairman of this committee will be constrained to rule that the amendment which I offer is not in or der, but still the subject on which thac amendment rests is "one that ought" t, be acted upon in this House." After some objections being raised b will serve you even better and bettor-