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IV j 1 1 r. flMiiSsiiytaiiiiWiiittifissiiraffli jj'v jf; ?' r '' & gr& ' . ,v -VVi '"jLight rain in the early morning, followed y fair ; colder;" soitllierly winds. Circulation yesterday, 40,012 T0. 1,396. 1898. ONE CENT. WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, SPURNED WITH CONTEMPT Bribe-Giver From Cuba Re pulsed in New York. GALLED ON THE JUNTA Told Tlint All Piopositions for l'enee aiust He Submit icd to the Cuban Government Which Besides u itlie Islnnd Churaeterlstic Over turesSatis for Havana. Now York, Feb. 11. One of the pas hungers on board tbe steamship Mexico, which left this port for Havana yester day, was Jose Acosta, a man who came to New York a few days ago as an emissary of the Cuban colonial govern ment with the purpose of offering places in the inland's administration to those of the Cuban political refugees here who would agree to betray the cause of independence and support that of autonomy under Spain's sovereignty. It appears that Acosta was not success ful in his errand. Upon his arrival here he called upon Senor Raimundo Cabrera, Gabriel Campo, Diego Ta mayo, aianuel A. R. De .Morales and other leading Cubans, who meet every day at the editorial rooms of "Cuba y America" and he exhibited to them documents signed by Senor Govin, the colonial minister of the interior, which accredited him as an envoy to nego tiate peace. He read to these men the draft of an amendment to the constitution recently enacted in Cuba, containing concessions which Acosta declared would be made by Spain provided that the Cubans in the United States would discontinue their aid to the men In the field and return to their homes in the island, where suitable places would be given toiill who misht desire to have them. By the proposed amendment, the draft of which was written by the hand of Minister Govin, the Spanish army is to be -withdrawn from Cuba as soon as the war is over; the Spanish volunteers are to be disarmed and an insular militia is to be created upon such basis as the colonial government and parliament may deem best. The tariff clause of the autonomic constitution is to be modified so as to remove all doubt that Spain may in any way impose her goods upon the Cuban market to the disadvantage of the colonial trade. The almost unlimited powers which the present constitution bestows upon the governor general are to be consid erably restricted. His right to veto the decisions of the insular parliament are to be regulated ro as to make impos sible all extra limitations by which the "The Great Providers." Our clothing depart ment befoie the advent of spring. Not a suit, overrent or Judy's Jack et shall be laid away, however heavily It costs us. We will keep up our reputation for han dling only the newest styles of goods at all linzaids. Prices have been eut clean In two and ci edit at that. Men's S10 Suits, in cnsslmeres and wor steds, checks, pin snipes, Scotch plaids. Men's S15 Suits, fine Dress Suits, splendidly made and lined. $7t Men's s.10 Overcoats, Kei seys. Meltons, etc.. perfect in eut nud finish Men's S15 Oveienats, u collection of the verj" finest garments. cheap at .?15. Men's S5 Pants, in fashionable patterns, nil-wool tweeds, wor steds nud cnsMmeies. $2.35 Ladies S10 Jackets, kei sey heaver anil rough effects, splendid ly made and fashlonubly cut. &B'BJ&t Ladles' .fi5 Jackets fine kersey or rough cloths, astrakhan, bou ele, etc., mng;uifleently tii mined. $7.50. "Gash or Credit." MAYER & PETTIT, 415-417 Seventh St. IVY BUSINESS COI T.EGB-8th and K. None better. $25 a 3 eat; day or night. Frank Libbcy & Coinpntiy, Sixth treet and New York avenue. We will clear out island's interests might suffer. Not a word concerning the ?500,000,000 war debt is said in Covin's amendment. "When Acosta had finished reading his extraordinary documents he said that peace would soon be forthcoming if the Cuban residents of the United States -would give their approval to the proposed amendments and prevail upon their friends in the field to accept Spain's liberal terms. Much to his sur prise, however, the men he talked to answered that they all had .sworn tJuir allegiance to the cause of independence, and none of them would take any step calculated to damage it. The confer ence was brought to a close by these words from Senor Cabrera: "Go and tell Govin that the Cuban government resides in Cuba, and it is to that government, not to us. hat all propositions for peace should be sub mitted." TO -VAMI2 IT AFTEK HKV.VX. A 1HI1 to lteclii-isten Carlisle Coun ty in Kentucky. Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 11. Representa tive Mount, of Oldham county, has in troduced a bill in the legislature to change the name of Carlisle county to "William Jennings Bryan county. iftlll CONFEREKGE The Senate Commitieeon Foreign Relations 3Ieets. MUCH SECRECY ABOUT IT The Menibois llo Not Gntlier in Their Own ltooni They Fear They Have Not. Votes Enough to InsK the Tieaty and Devise a Plan to Test Their Strength. The Senate Committee on Fore.'gn Re lations yesterday afternoon held a spe cial meeting, which was enshrouded in as much secrecy as was possible. Instead of meeting In the committee room, the membeis gathered tecretiy in the loom of the Committee on" Insur ance. The subject under discussion was the Hawaiian treaty and the chances for its tatincation. The friends of the tiesly. took a gloomy view or the situ ation, and exploded their disinclination to take a vote on its ratification. It was, after tome discussion, agreed that the treaty should be pressed next week, and, aftor a debate of a couple of days, a test vote should be taken. Just what this test is to be does net appear, but it will piobably come in a contest btween ih? treaty and some other pro posed matter of legislation. The friends of the treaty seem to be afraid to lake the vote on the main question. If the test vote shows a want of votes for the treaty the program then is to abandon it as a treaty and leport the Morgan joint resolution, which ptovides Tor annexation by legislative enforce ment. The end of next week will prob ably settle the fate of the treaty of an nexation. DID A SPANIARD SK1.I. IT? A 1'ostoffiee Iusi.ectoi's Theory Ite gaiding the De I.oiiu: "Letter. Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb. 11. Paul R. Williams, chief postofiice inspector of this division, returned to-day from an official business trip to "Washington. Discussing how the De Lome letter got out, Mr. "Williams said: "Since the beginning of this war in Cuba the mail service has been greatly interfered with. The service is not completely demoralized, but theie has been much trouble. Letters, registered letters, and packages which bore the appearance of containing money or had a suspicious look about them have been broken open by the score by parties who jeem to be working steadily at this business. Letters for Cuba are safe as long as they are in the United States, but when they reach Cuba they must take great risks. It is probable that the insurgents may have agents in the postal service who captuied the De Lome letter, and it is possible some Sanish postofiice employe, realizing its value, secured the letter and sold it to the Cubans." DE LOME PACKING 1J1 The Spanish Legation Presented a Busy Scene Yoteidny. Enrique Dupuy de Lome is not going to spend any more time in "Washington than is absolutely necessary. He had a large force of men at work yesterday packing up his belongings, and in con sequence the Spanish legation presented a very busy scene. Big and little boxes were carried from the house. Some went to the freight depot and others went to auction houses. Mr. De Lome will have the greater part of his household goods sold. He will take home only articles that are prized by himself or his wife. The disgraced diplomat was so busy moving that he refused to see anv but personal friends. He will finish pack ing up today. The flag of the legation floated over the house alj day. SIXTY HOUND FOR KLONDIKE. Well-Equipped Expedition Ready to Leave for Yukon. New York, Feb. 11. One of the most elaborately-equipped expeditions to set out for the Klondike thus Tar will start from Jersey City on Monday morning Tor Tacoma. It numbers sixty men, who came chiefly from this city, Brook lyn and Philadelphia. The cost of the paity's outfit has been 560,000. Suspected Highwaymen in Custody. New York-, Feb. 11. Four prisoners, who called themselves W. E. Harris, Joseph Foster, Edward Tyne and An drew Graves, were arraigned in court to day and remanded to police headquar ters until tomorrow. They are believed to be the men who. on the night of De cember 20, killed the conductor and rob bed the passengers of a trollev car on the Schuylkill Valley Trolley Road at Swedeland, near Philadelphia. All signs point to Lower Prices in all kiudb of lumber this year. ZOLA GAINING FINOS Important Testimony in Court fiiven by Col. Picquart REFLECTIONS ON ESTERIIAZY Significant Changes of Sentiment Among the Crowds in mid About, the Courtroom Troops CiUod From the Unrruekb to Suppress Disorderly Demonstrations. Paris,- Feb. 11. The Important pro ceedings in the Zola trial to-day were concentrated in the appearance of Col. Picquart on the witness stand. The courtroom was crowded, every body awaiting with ill-suppressed ex citement the ex'pected revelations. M. Labor! asked Col. Picquart to give the full narrative of his connection with the Esterhazy case, and the judges of fered no objections. Witness then ex plained that a telegram addressed to Count Esterhazy fell into his hands in May, 1S96. This telegram was of a gravely compromising character, and led him and other officers to investigate further. Comparison of the handwrit ing of Esterhazy with the original boi dereau which convicted Dreyfus, he said, convinced him that the bordereau was by the hand of Esterhazy. In vestigation of Esterhazy's habits and correspondence confirmed this conclu sion. Gen. Gonse, witness said, instructed him to ascertain if it had been possi ble for Esterhazy to obtain copies of the documents mentioned in the bor dereau. "Witness secured positive evi dence that this had been done.and then, while malting further inquiries, he was astonished by the publication of the bordereau in the Eclair. Soon after this it was public suggest ed that he (Col. Picquart) had pro cured the publication. He protested energetically, but it became evident that a secret influence was thwarting his investigation and efforts to uncov er the truth. At this point the excitement of the spectatois was unable to longer contain itself, and broke out in shouts of anger and approval, sentiment being equally divided. The corridors were packed with hun dreds of persons, who took up the shouts for and against Picquart. The session was suspended, and the author ities called for three hundred Paris guards. At 4 o'clock the crowd outside the Palace of Justice blocked all the neigh boring streets extending to the Pont Neuf, which was closed by the police. It became evident that a serious dem onstration would occur at the close of the session, and a large force of troops was summoned from the barracks. Af ter the interruption of the sitting Col. Picquart resumed his testimony. "The interest of my chiefs," he said, "suddenly slackened and I was sent away on a seoet official mission. This was after I had persisted in pursuing the investigation despite the discour agements and the changed attitude of my superiors." Then there followed several genuinely French incidents. "When Col. Picquart was confronted with several previous witnesses whose testimony did not agree with his in certain points, each lealllrmed his version, the audience giving loud expression to its sympa thies on botli sides. Gen. Pellieux returned to the stand to declare that he had acted within his full legal rights in seat ching Col. Picquart's house in the colonel's ab sence. M. Labori, however, succeeded in making it clear that the army authori ties did everything possible to discred it Picquart after the latter had gained the knowledge that Esterhazy was probably guilty of the crime for which Dreyfus was condemned, and had per sisted in his inquiiies in this regard. A great force of military pushed back the crowd from the Palace of Justice after the adjournment of court at C o'clock. It was significant, however, that there were many ciies of "Vive Pic quart" and "Viva Zola," although the jimjuiiiy sun ciuug 10 uieir tavonte ep ithet "Conspuez Zola." GEHMAXY NOT CONCERNED. Official Statements of No Connection With the Dreyfus Affair. Berlin, Feb. 11. The foreign office es timates were discussed in the Reichstag today. When the item providing for the maintenance of the German embassy at Paris was reached Piince Von Aren burg, Centrist, read the recent repudia tion by Herr Yon Buiow, minister of foreign affairs, of Germany's connection with Dreyfus. Herr Richter, Radical, declared that Herr Von Bulow's utterance was an an swer to an improvised question of his, and that there was no longer any doubt that Germany had nothing to do "with Dreyfus. CLOSING DAYS OF THE L. A. XV. Important Rules Adopted Concerning Races of the Wheelmen. St Louis, Feb. 11. The L. A. W. at its session to-day defeated an effort to bring about Sunday l-acing. President Potter announced that he would reappoint Albert Mott chairman of the racing board and E. Kostomlats ky, of Iowa, chairman of the commit tee on rules and regulations. A resolution providing that all pro fessional wheelmen be taxed $2 each as a registration fee, the funds thus obtained to be used for remunerating members of the racing board, was adopted. Another resolution was adopted pro viding that college men may race at in tercollegiate races under the intercol legiate rule. Files a Notice of Contest. Cleveland, Feb. 11. Mayor McKIsson, of Cleveland, who will contest the seat of Senator Hannas has sent to the clerk of the United States court formal notice of the contest. He bases his contest on the ground that air. Hanna used, ille gitimate influence to secure his elec tion. The outlook for buildings every where is bad. We are the rirbl to cut prices. lilOIiE BODIES IN THE RUINS. The IRSult of the Pittsburg Flro Woise Than" AYuh Anticipated. Pittsburg, Feb. 11. The work of searching among the ruins of the burned and wrecked building.'; of the Chautauqua Ice Company plant, is progressing mf)re rapidly today. The air is clear arid work can be done more expeditiously. At noon noSmore bodies had been found, but there is no doubt that many are buried under the masses of bricks and burned timber. The record so far is eleven dead, twenty-one hurt and twenty-seven missing. The reason for believing that wreckage in Mulberry alley is that just many bodies will be found In the before the' explosion many persons broke through the Are lines and reach ed the alley by going through a Penn avenue saloon. It is believed that many were In the saloon yard or the alley when the walls fell. VON DEIt AIIE STILL A CAPTIVE. The Judge Itofus.cs' to Release Him From UendleV, Custody. Pittsburg. Feb. 11. United States Dis trict Judge Bufiington remanded Chris. Von der Abe to his captor. Detective Bendle, today. 'Chris, spent the night in the sheriff's office, 'as he begged hard not to be sent to jail. ATTEMPTED A SSASSIN ATI ON. Witness In the ludlnun Lynching Inquiry Fired Upon. Indianapolis, Feb. 11. The State au thorities were notified today that an at tempt was made at Versailles last night to assassinate Archibald Wiight, one of the men who is believed to be able to give important evidence in the lynch ing investigation that Is now In progress at that place by the county grand jury. 00 OVER TO THE CUBANS Spanish Soldiers Desert Their Colonel Near Havana. He Narrowly Escapes Capture The Armyof'Spntn in u Ter rible? Pliuht. Havana. Feb. 11. A remarkable in cident in the war has just happened near Guara, Havana- province, a few miles from the capital. A Spanish detach ment, under Col. Rodriguez, met an in surgent force there, and, acoiding to the Spanish report, published here, the pa triots lost eight men, among them Major Octavio Rodriguez, brother of Gen. Ale jandro Rodriguez, and the Spanbh troops had no loss at all. What really happened is that the Spanish soldiers, without filing a single slibt, deserted and joined the patriots. Their colonel was left almost alone, and narrowly escaped to Havana, followed by a few officers. The physical condition of the Spanish army, besides its financial distres, may be judged from the fact that the steam er Alfonf-o XII, which left this port yes terday for Spain, caried 100 officers and 7CC soldiers, from the province of Ha vana alone, in such a desperate state of sickness that it was hardly believed that half of them will reach the Spanish shores alive. The French warship Dubondieu left Havana today for New Orleans. NEW MEDICAL DISCOVER Y. Claims of an Anti-Toxin That Will Cure Pneumonia. Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 11. Dr. Charles Lundbeck and Dr. Carl Elfstrom. of this city, have discovered an anti-toxin which, they claim, will cute pneumonia in its worst stages. According to what was made known today, the anti-toxin in this case is ob tained from the patient himself in some peculiar way, and is hyperdermically in jected. The medical world will soon be sup plied with tiie facts of the discovery, and it is confidently believed that they will have a material effect upon the tieat ment, not only of pneumonia, but kin dred disease. THE COMMAND TO KIKE. Witnesses llciinl It, But Cannot Sny Who Gave the Order. Wilkesbarre, Pa., Feb. 11. There was no startling testimony at the trial of Sheriff Martin and his deputies today. Andrew aiayce, who lost a leg at Lattimer, was a witness. Another wit ness testified to seeing a deputy kick Mayce after he had been wounded. A number4 of witnesses testified In hearing someone, unknown to them, give the order to Vive. They all agreed that the men were wounded while nin mrg. FOHTY RACE' HORSES DROWNKD. A British Cruiser Sinks a Steamer in Mil 11 Hoads. London, Feb. I1. The British first class cruiser Galatea, in commission as the coast guatd ship at Hull, came into collision last evening with the steamer Marbella and sunk her. Forty race horses vhich were' on board the Marbella were drowned, but all the passengers and crew were-saved. The collision1 occurred in Hull Roads. The Galatea js now stranded in the Humber. Tugsjrare trying to float her, but thus far have been unsuccessful. Old aien Become Hostile. Atlanta, Feb.' Ill Jonathan Norcross, nonogeiihrian and ex-mayor of Atlanta, and ils brother-in-law, D. P. Hill, who is eighty years .old, became Involved in a quarrel in qourt today over the settle ment of the estaie of tbe deceased wife of air. Norcross, who when she died left her property, amounting to $2.1,000, to her nephew, and bequeathed only her wedding ring to-her husband. The veter ans were only prevented from a personal encounter by ouUsIde parties Interfering. Both old men ate of passionate disposi tion, and another clash is expected. Handsomest 50e. Neekwea r Shown in town. Auerbach's. 623 Pa. ave. The Weather Light, rain, followed by fair; colder. Ji TELEPHONE WAR RAGES Many Subscribers Order the Re moval of the Instruments. HOTELS FORCE THE FIGHT air., Warwick Compels the Company to Take Its Wlies Off Two Build ings Druggist Are Expected to .loin in the Stilfe Col. Staplcs'sJ aiessenger Service. Telephone subscribers have began war on the Chesapeake and Ohio Tele phone Company. Several hotel proprietors have ordered that the instruments be removed, and it is understood that a number of drug gists will do likewise. Col. O. G. Staples, who controls the Riggs House, Willards, and the Na tional, has ordered the company to re move the telephone from each one of his hotels, and has posted the following notice: "The telephone company having re fused our guests the use of the instru ments, we have ordered the same re moved from the premises. All are re quested to use the messenger service provided. Calls upon application at the office." Mr. DeWitt, manager of "Willards, said to a Times reporter last night that Col. Staples had received a communica tion In November from the telephone company alleging that there was too much use of the instrument by "out siders." This the company claimed was a violation of the contract. In the case of one of the hotels, there was no con tract, as claimed, and Col. Staples paid no attention to the communication. It was followed by another letter more imperative in tone. Still Col. Staples did not reply. Then the company sent a representative, who explained that a pay telephone would be provided for the use of guests. The hotel proprietor refused this offer and ordered the in stremnts to be taken out. The Hotel Oxford has also ordered the removal of its telephone. The Eb bitt House, the Arlington, and the Shoreham have each a pay telephone. The Hotel Johnson has a "special mes sage" contract which allows guests to use the wire. . air. Johnson said last night: "I have a contract with the company for one year, and pay by the number of mes sages sent." air. R. T. Warwick has a telepinne in his place of business on Thirteenth street, which the company threatened to remove. He forcibly prevented this. Then they cut his wire. Sending for a representative of the company, he said: "How much will you charge me for an unlimited service?" A sum above two hundred dollars was named. "Draw up the contract," said arr. War wick. This was done and the agree ment signed. Then arr. Warwick re marked, "It Is my turn now. Your company has about half a dozen wires strung over this building. I order you to remove them at once." "But, air. Warwick," remonstrated the man from the company. "I mean what I say," was the reply. "I refuse to allow you to string your wires on this building. You will take them down at once, or I will cut them." There was no alternative for the com pany but to remove the wires, which was done. Still, air. Warwick was not satisfied. Not far from his place of business there was a building for lease, and over its roof nearly a dozen wires were strung. He leased this building and compelled the company to remove these wires. THE KEYSY1LLE SENSATION. Detective Baldwin Still Watching for the Alleged Forger. Keysville, Va., Feb. 11. Ever since Detective Baldwin, of Roanoke, came here, almost a month ago, to arrest R. P. Lewis, alias A. ai. Scale, on a charge of forgery, this town has been in a fer ment of excitement. Baldwin did not get his man. Lewis left here a few hours before the detective put in an appearance, and it has been asserted that he had re ceived word that the detective was coming. Baldwin had a warrant charging Scales with being a fugitive from jus tice. It alleged that he had committed forgery in Texas. Lewis came here several years ago and in a remarkably short space of time uecame a prominent and popular tobacconist. The whereabouts of Lewis is so far unknown to those who want to see him worse, and the report from Keysville that he was under arrest in aiadison, N. C, where he has relatives living, is contradicted. Detective Baldwin is still here watch ing for Lewis. THE FIHENDS OF SILVER. Tile Various Party Addresses Will He Considered Tonight. The address of the People's party on the subject of the next campaign has been prepared and will be read to those concerned tonight. Concurrently addresses will be given out from the Democratic party and the Silver Re publicans. A joint caucus will be held tonight, at which this address and others will be lead. It is likely that the addiess of the Democratic party will be given out for publication on aionday. aii Glndstoue' Ailment. London, Feb. 11. The Saturday Re view will tomorrow say that it hears from good authority that the specific complaint from which air. Gladstone is suffering is what some specialists call necrosis of the nose-bone. Others fear, however, that his trouble is cancer. No matter what Prices are given you come right here. Our prices arc lower. MHS. GAHFIELD',3 CONTRIBUTION. She Gives aOO to the Tucker Me moiial Fund. Lexington, Va., Feb. 11. Prof. H. St. George Tucker, of Washington and Lee University, haB received a check for $300 from airs. Lucretla Garfield, wife of ex-President Garfield, as a contribu tion from her and her family to the Tucker memorial to be erected at the university. SOCIETY aiAN COWHIDED. Sensation in Savannah Caused by u aiasked Hall Episode. Savanah. Feb. II. This morning John A. Bryan, cashier of the Oglethorpe Savings and Trust Company, called with his son, Stein Bryan, at the office of Epping & Co.. cotton factors. They asked for John F. Flournoy, jr., a prominent- society man. and when that gentleman was pointed out, ad vanced with cowhides and drawn re volvers and gave him a terrible cow hiding. The attack was caused by the report thatIr. Flournoy had accompanied the senior Bryan's daughter to a public masked ball during December of last year. The affair has created consider able excitement among the very best people of the city. It is feared the end is not yet, as young Flournoy and air. Epping, who is his uncle, have sworn to be avenged for what they consider a stinging in sult. BIG FIRE IN NEW YORK Ex -Vice President Morton's Nassau Chambers Destroyed. THE LOSS IS $1,000,000 Fully a Dozen Big Buildings on Beekmuu, William, Aim and Nas sau Streets Are Damaged Thril ling Heseue of a Woman Another Flie L'ptown Uurus a Theater. New York, Feb. 11. Fire in the downtown business district to-night caused a loss of about half a million dollars and for a time threatened one of the largest office buildings in the city. The fire was first discovered shortly before 1 o'clock In the base ment of the building known as the Nassau Chambers, and the flames spread so rapidly that within an hour five big buildings were ablaze, and it looked as if the entire block bounded by Nassau, Beekman, William and Ann streets would be destroyed. Owing to the peculiar construction of many of the buildings, the firemen had a hard fight on their hands. The buildings are high and a strong wind carried away big chunks of burning timber and strewed flaming torches on the neigh boring roofs. The police assisted the firemen to rescue several scrub women on the third floor of the building, which first caught fire. On the fourth floor they found a woman on the fire escape yell ing for help. It looked for a moment as if she intended to jump to the side walk. The police and firemen shouted to her not to jump. She screamed: "I am being suffocated." A minute later two policemen and three firemen climbed the fire escape and assisted her down. Temple Court building was soon ablaze, and before the firemen could reach this new fire the flames crept down from the tower to the roof, eat ing a big hole there. The burning embers blew along Ann street, setting fire to awnings and giv ing the firemen additional work. Again the wind carried big chunks of burning timber across Nassau street, dropping them on the roof of the Bennett build ing. The front cornice of the Bennett building soon began to blaze. To add to the excitement and difficulties which the firemen had to put up with, the embers burned the hose at various points, making holes in them, so that at several places the water burst from the pipes. In the meantime the flames spread south from the Nassau Chambers building setting fire to the five-story building adjoining and to the seven story building farther down, aiore buildings caught fire, and by the time the conflagration had reached the old Vanderbilt building a dozen structures were burning. By 9 o'clock the Nassau Chambers building had been completely gutted. The firemen soon had the flames under control, but several hours passed be fore all danger was over. Spalding & Co., dealers in sporting goods, occupied a portion of the ground floor of the old Vanderbilt building. The damage which they sustained was principally due to water. Only one fireman was Injured, and ne not badly enc ugh to give up the fight. Ex-Gov. aiorton. the owner of Nas sau Chambers, was found at his home by a reporter, who brought him the first news of the Are. Mr. Morton was preparing to go to the charity ball. He said he thought that the property might be worth 500,000. The total damage is variously esti mated at from $750,000 to Sl.000.0v0. Just fifteen minutes after the big fire started down town the Atalanta Ca sino, at One Hundred and Fifty-fifth street and Eighth avenue, was discov ered to be in flames. It was destroyed, together with Bradhurst's Casino, just back of it. The loss at the Harlem fire is esti mated at $73,000. Wants It aiade Permanent. One of the visrtors at the State Depart ment yesterday was ai. Gallia, of Paris, who, as the representative of ten French papers, is here In the interest of French manufacturers and of the American ex hibit at the Paris exposition. He con versed with air. Kasson during the call about the exposition, and suggested that the American exhibit there should ba made a permanent one. air. Kasson was favorably impressed by the suggestion. Quay aian for Governor. Philadelphia, Feb. 11. Thomas V. Cooper, former State senator and col lector of the port, has announced his candidacy for governor of Pennsylvania on the Republican ticket. He is an ar dent Quay supporter. See the E. & XV. Cuff Window. New styles. 25c. Auprbach's. f2.'i I'a. avc. If you can puj- cash you'll find everything far lower than laM. year. NO APOLOGY FROM SPAIN Judge Day Awaits in Vain for a Disavowal. THE SITUATION VERY GRAVE Some Persons Believe and All Pa triots Hope That Gen. Woodford. Will Be tteealled Today If the Madrid Government Does "Not Promptly Express Hegret for De Lome's Vulgnr Communication Incident Discus.s-ed nt u Cahinot airetlng. The relations' between this Govern ment and Spain become more and more strained every day. Spain has made no disavowal of the insulting letter of her discredited minister, although Se nor Juan du Bosc presented his cre dentials at the State Department yes terday as charge d'affaires until a new minister is appointed and found to be acceptable to the Administration. It is said that if Spain has had time enojgli to cable instructions and credentials to the charge d'affairs she has had am ple time to denounce tthe premeditated insult offered by Dupuy de Lome, while he, as the representative of the Spanish government, was receiving the hospi tality of the President and the nation. What Spain proposes to do is a mys tery. The Spanish government has not given this country the slightest inti mation of her intentions, either through the Spanish legation or Gen. Wood ford, the American minister to aia drid, although this Government cabled Spain on Wednesday demanding the re call of Dupuy de Lome. The President and the State Department- are much perplexed and worried over the situa tion. Each fully expected to receive the full report from Gen. Woodford last night, but it did not come, or if it did. It was at a very late hour, and was not translated from cipher into read able English. This delay on. the part of the Spanish government has a strong semblance to an indorsement of the abusive letter. oi, if not an indorsement of the insult ing sentiments expressed in the let ter, a hesitation to disavow them that amounts to practically the same thing in ordinary life, stripped of so-called "diplomacy." There has been no concealment of the fact on the part of the Administration that it was fully expected that the Spanish government would as rapidly as the electric current could convey the words from aiadrid emphatically vol unteer a disapproval of the obnoxious acts of the Spanish minister, and as a friendly nation would be expected to do, exprefcs profound regret that such an unpleasant and unwarranted inci dent had happened. That was what the Administration expected up to last night, and it is that which it hopes will happen to-dav. for the period of expectation has passed, and nothing but hope now lingers in the bosom of the Administration. It is thoroughly realized at the White House that the President has made the greatest error of the many that have marked his administration in not sav ing the country from its humiliated condition by having sent Dupuy d Lome his- passports the instant that h declined to deny that he wrote the of fensive letter, instead of first appeal ing to Spain to recall the offender. A nation would have applauded thiH summary punishment of the insulter o its President: now a nation hangs its head in embarrassment and waits. The unsatisfactory information that the country was receiving from the State Department relative to this shameful incident resulted yesterday in a united raid on the department by the representatives of the leading journals of the land, which resulted in the fol lowing announcement being reluctantly given out: The Incident Not Closed. "As the matter now stands the inci dent is not closed. Gen. Woodford has not been requested to ask for or to de mand of Spain a disavowal of tb sent iments expressed in the letter written by Dupuy de Lome. Nothing will be done by this Government lespecting this letter until the report of Gen. Woodford is received, and it is expect ed that the report Avill be cabled and arrive tonight. "Nothing has been done by the Gov ernment beyond sending instructions to aiinister Woodford to represent to the Spanish government that the im mediate recall of the Spanish minister was deemed necessary. The depart ment will not send a passport to Du puy de Lome because the acceptance by the Spanish government of his res ignation precludes the sending of a passport unless it should be asked for. "Until Gen. Woodford's full report Is received the Government will not de cide definitely upon the course to je pursued." An official was asked if the depart ment entertained the impression zpn the message from the State Pw t ment to Gen. Woodford, asking ' ie recall of the Spanish minister. a- layed by the Spanish autlioriti" ;il Dupuy de Lome's resignation had been accepted. He answered that the "de livery might have been late; Gen. Woodford says so in his cablegram, and there is no reason for doubtincr his word. Whether or not anything more will be done by this Government re specting the Incident will depend on the full report expected by cable from Gen. Woodford." The report was not received. Judge Day said, at 10 o'clock last night, add ing that if it should come to him later in the night its contents would r.ot be made known until today. It was plainly evident that Judge Day was greatly disappointed when he gave out this In formation. When the Cabinet met yestqrday Secretary Gage and Secretary Wilson were absent, but Secretary Alger, Who had been ill for eight weeks, was pres ent looking much better and stronger We keep Hnrdwnre, aiill work, lumber, und the prices ou all are falling.