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'I '-- ' r-v 6 DEHKIE DI'THE IIWflY The Maine Disaster Is Consid ered "By (he Senate. 1 SEPARATE INVESTIGATION - JlT. Allen's 'KeMilutlon t)eiuandtnc -That tlie ConKrc.hionnI Scareh Jitflit He Thrown L'liou the Affair Causes u Splrttod Discussion Mr. Hale Helegutes It to the Culcmlnr. The frightful disaster to the battleship Elaine was the text upon which there , -was delivered in the Senate " yesterday some sensational speeches. Mr. Allen's resolution of the day before, to which Mr. Chandler had objected, came up ear ly, and precipitated a debate that was full of startling1 Incidents and culminated in a. bitter attack on Mr. Mason of Illi nois by Mr. "Wolcott of Colorado, who Jisserted that the flery Illinois Senator liad reflected upon the navy of the United States. Mr. Mason indignantly denied the charge and came back at Mr. AVol cott in kind. Mr. Hale. Mr. Lodge, Mr. Hawley and Mr. Allen enjraped in the dis cussion and at the conclusion of tho morning hour 2 o'clock the Allen reso lution went to the calendar. The debate was precipitated when Mr. Mason offered an amendment to tho Al len resolution providing for an immediate investigation of the loss of the battleship by the Senate committee, so as to pro vide that that investigation should be conducted by a special joint committee of the two Houses. It was apparent at the outset that there waj;.a majority In favor of the resolution, but .sorao argued that a vote for the resolution would be tanta- mount to a. vote of a lack of confidence in the naval otllcers who Jiave been de tailed to make the investigation. yien Mr. Allen called up hte resolution Mr. Mason offered his amendment provid ing fo- an investigation by a joint Con gressional committee. Mr. Hale at once antagonized the amendment, as well as the original resolution. "I hope," said the Senator from Maine, "that the Senator from Illinois will not push that proposition. All this matter is being thoroughly investigated by the Navy Department, and will be reported To Congress. "I saw the Secretary of the Navy this morning and talked with him about it. and he was thoroughly reasonable In his proportion in regard to the matter. "He stated that already he had set on foot such an investigation us is always done when theie Is the loss of a ship or vetsel. "We have this morning put through a resolution giving him ample funds, and the work will be done thoroughly, and speedily reported to Congress. ".Now the Senator from Illinois, I think, will see that another investigation at this time is simply embarrassing this depart ment of the Government. It jeems to me that we ought not in any way to em harrass the Secjetsiry's investigation. "1, for one, hope the whole matter will pass this morning without involving con troversy and debate because the incident is so melancholy and of such a tragic nature that it seems to me talk should not be made on it, and I am willing to withdraw any opposition to the passage of resolution, if the word 'immediately' is struck out." Bur-Mr. Mason lid not propose that his resolution should be thus bummarily dealt with. He wanted something done. Ills heart was bleeding for Cuba and for the sailors who had gone to their death on the Maine, and he believed the time had come for action by this Government, and he believed that the most thorough and ligid investigation should be made of the causes that led to the. destruction of the magnificent battleship that now lies at the bottom of Havana's harbor. "1 have no disposition," said Senator Mason as he began a speech which, was expected to be rather plain and to the point, but which no one thought would be quite so sensational as It proved, "to arouse or excite this question already so exciting. The People Are BeiiiK Fooled. "My amendment to the resolution Is not for this reason. I understand the De partment is making its own investigation, ut 1 also understand that any investiga tion that could be made by Congress would not interfere with the Navy in vestigation. 1 also understand that the people of this country are fast coming to the conclusion that the real situation Is not only being concealed from the peo ple, but from the members of the Con gress and the Senate. "We have a right to know something about this situation. "1 say that the people do lack confidence In some of the departments of this Gov ernment and sometimes in this Depart ment. "What possible harm can it do to a full and fair investigation that two depart ments of the Government are Investigat ing the same thing at the same time? "Is it not trus that this great and ter rible calamity came to the Navy Depart ment, and that In its investigation by that department it must be considered that men arc human, and that whatever the legitimate and true cause of this dis aster may be. is there not danger that if ui saaii loiiow, it might prove -to be a mistake on the part of this Govern ment In allowing one department to in vestigate itself, and practically try its own case? "It is all very well for the Senator from Maine to say that the lindings of this investigation by the Navy Depart ment will reported to Congress. It is all very well to have that high concep tion that everyone else will do the right and proper tiling. "We have adopted the Spanish doctrine of tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow. "Three years has this country dillv dallled with this question, and without attempting to stop the murder of women and children, and now in this emergency we are told that all we can do is to wait. "The loss of the battleship Maine has not stopped this butchery that still goes on. This incident of the loss of the bat tleship is used to attract the attention of the American people while the murder ing hand of the Spaniard Is busy. "Let there be an investigation, not only by the Navy Department who control this shlp.and who have the death of these sea men lives at heart, but also let the Repre sentatives of the people make an Inves tigation; let us employ some divers, not necessarily of Spanish birth. Let the members ot this body vote for a com mittee to investigate, and when the evi dence is heard let it be heard by all the world, and not locked up in any execu tive, box of the Government. "I believe this committee should be ap pointed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House. I will not consent to tho striking out of the word "immediate. If there is anything in the world that interests the American jeo pie today, it is. Who blew up the battle- I . .-... .UiUUlc n.v; AUIUIMU IICU- I snip Maine; who destroyed the lives of the American citizens on board her, and who is responsible? And the answer must be immediate. "Why should wre delav? TVe have waited too long already. "Every man who has spoken for liber ty on this continent has told you that year after year, but, 'Wait,' you said; 'wait, the summer or the winter is com ing on,' until the night has succeeded the day. and the month the month, and we have waited and waited, while they con tinue their murder of innocent women and children. Their diplomats have con tinued to deceive us and lie to us. They have sat at our tables and eaten our Pill IID and nave Burr deliver UnLL Ul yourmessases and par- inn 1700 celsfor lUu 135 K- K. BURR, 727 14th St. N. W. food, and then poisoned the world against us. "Now. when I ask for an immediate in vestigation of this terrible explosion, the Senator from Maine says strike out the word Immediate. My answer is, never with my consent. "We. want an investigation and we want it now." M r. Utile to Spain's ltescue. Mr. Hale: "I want to Interrupt the Senator and say that so far as there be- ,Ing any desire to delay the investigation even one hour, it is, I think, the desire ol everybody that it should go on at once. In 'fact, It has already taken Its depart ure. There Is no proposition here to de lay the Investigation, or to add to it the Spanish tactics of tomorrow, as the Sen ator puts It. Tho whole-subject matter of this, amendment Is that it be Investi gated, and the Senator must concede that It is being investigated, and fairly. I don't think wo should impugn the mo tives or suspect the great department of the Government of making an Incomplete Investigation, or delaying, for It Is being done Just as fast as human Ingenuity can do It. It does seem to me that this is not an occasion for the Senate to em bark In an exclusive discussion of the incidental cxents of the situation. Can not the Senator wait a few days and see what another branch of the Government is honestly doing?" Mr. Mason: "Mr. President, there is no calamity so great as the failure on tho part of this Government to appreciate and understand our situation. The Sen ator says the "solemn occasion." I am surprised that the Senator will admit that anything could occur in Cuba that could be solemn or serious. "Wo have pleaded here, the friends of J Cuba, for three years, llrst with one President and then with another, to do something in the interest of civilization, and something In the Interest of fair warfare as against barbarism and crime. T have no desire to make this the oc casion of anything. The occasion Is al ready made. I do not contribute the oc casion. If I did, I would want to be in vestigated. "There could be no discredit on the Na vy Department. Personally, 1 might be satlstled. for 1 have the highest regard for the integrity of the Secretary of the Navy as a man, and also of his peculiar fitness for the position he fdls. "What I want to say to the Senator from Maine is that the investigation into this terrible calamity must bring out all the facta and lay them before the people, and a Congressional Investigation cannot inter fere with the Navy Department in the least. "The people are sick and tired of these Investigations that are being made behind closed doors, and the facts to be doled out whenever it suits the President to dole them out and give them to the people. "One of our great battleships has gone. down in the harbor of a friendly pconlc. I repeat, a friendly people. We want the world to know and the people to know how she went down. "How does it hurt the Xavy Depart ment if Congress should Investigate? "Would it not be stronger if the Gov ernment should find in its executive de partment and in its Congressional de partment the same state of facts? "Would' it not tend more to produce peace In this country if the Navy Department should determine that It was a pure ac cident and the Congressional department should find the same state of facts? Would not one report uphold the other, and strengthen these .departments with the people? "Would they not say at once the Investigation has proceeded along fair lines? "The people of the United States want open doors on this case. With 23$ Amer ican sailors lying in Havana harbor, the time has passed for secrets. "The people want to know whether this shin was blown up, or whether It was spontaneous combustion. (Suppressed murmur of approval in the galleries.) "I desire but a few minutes now. 1 want to show the Senator from Maine and those who want to put off a Congres sional investigation and shirk the respon sibility that the people have put upon us that I am fighting for the same old cause for .the right of life and liberty. The time now has come when we should stop the traffic "in human slaves on this continent." Mr. Mason here requested the clerk to read an article by Julian Hawthorne de scribing the natural beauties and re sources of the island of Cuba, and also the miserable and starving condition of its people. Resuming hO'Said: "To make my state ments as near consistent and in order as possible, 1 desire to have incorporated as a part of my remarks the De Lome let ter, leaving out the opening and closing sentences, which have nothing to do with the situation, also leaving out that para graph which refers to our President. I think every radical or conservative Amer ican citizen must feel highly pleased with the Christian-like statesmanship with which our President has handled this matter, which was somewhat personal to himself. "The President has done well and ap peals strongly to the hearts of the people by his course in absolutely ignoring the personal Insult given by this Spanish min ister. "I do not wish to appear in the world as a prophet, or say 'I told you so,' but when I took occasion to speak on this subject a few days ago 1 declared that after a hundred years of Spanish diplo macy in this country there had been no President that had not complained of the duplicity and dishonor of the Spanish diplomat. I predicted then, and call at tention now, to the fact that the praises of Mr. De Lome, that distinguished Span ish statesman and diplomat, were sung longer and louder even than were Wey ler's. "I call attention to the fact that the record of Weyler was defended in this Senate long after tjie present Adminis tration took possession of the affairs of this Government, and that he was never dishonored until lie" was dishonored in hi; own country- "I call attention to the fact that the people who arc now so anxious to go slow in the investigation of this great calam ity defended the Spanish minister until he was convicted out of his own mouth and by bis own confession. Spain's Peculiar Diplomacy. "The reason given by President Mc Kinley for not Interfereing, as given in his message to Congress, was 'We owe it to Spain to give them a chance to try autonomy. Meanwhile the gentleman who was the Spanish minister was wink ing the other eye behind the closed doors of the Spanish headquarters in this city. "Some of the Senators say they are op posed to any further investigation of this situation than is being made. I believe In investigating it from every stand point, and I want the Senator from Maine to understand that T had supposed that he would be selected as chairman of that committee. I would not serve. If I was el igible. Tor I am not unprejudiced. I would not sit down to the same table vlth a Spaniard. (Laughter.) "There has been nothing in Spanish di plomacy for a hundred years that does not prove them to be deceitful. For a hundred years they have deceived us, and 1 do not want it to go any further. "If the Investigation is to be made through the Navy Department, all right, I won't stop it, but it ought to be done now. There ought to be divers in the sunken Maine now, telling the American people why she went to the bottom. "It is staled that this distinguished bodv. nnnolnted bv telegraph, may go to tl,e scene or the disaster ay next .uonaay . ' " - -- .... . " , -.", , They ought to be there now. "The American people as a rule have no more confidence in tlie Spanish than I have. "I am for this amendment, and for a joint committee of the two Houses. I do not want to be on that committee for two reasons. First, because I am not el igible, not having long enough experience in this body; and second, because 1 would not trust myself near a Spaniard. But there are people in this body who would be safe there, and I am willing to risk them and take the chances so far as they are concerned, if they are willing to risk it. "We understand that the rules are to be arranged today according to the mem ory and the wishes of the man running the legislation. I am perfectly willing that the resolution should be amended, as I have been informed that a joint THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, committee has got to be composed of an equal number from either House, but I want this resolution adopted today. "We have appropriated $200,000 to save largely the property of the Government. Let us appropriate $200,000,000 If necessary to save the honor of the Government. "We have been led In there like a com mon confidence game, In "the opinion of the people. "I cannot tell whether the explosion came from the Inside or the outside. But out of 70,000,000 of people there is not over six or seven million that will bellevs that we took our ship down there to blow it up. "Let the investigation be made so- that each day we will know when the man goes down In the diving bell the exact truth. We want the facts, and the best way to get the facts is to have an open investigation." 31 r. Wolcott for Dclny. Mr. Wolcott took exception to the lan guage of Mr. Mason, saying he had no right to cast discredit on any branch of the Government. Mr. Mason replied that he had spoken In the highest terms of the naval officers who were to make the Investigation; that it was not the per sonnel, but the method of secrecy that he objected to. Mr. AVoIcott called for the reading of Mr. Mason's words, where he spoke of .the people not having confidence In the investigation, and then he spoke as fol lows: "I desire to resent as utterly un founded the suggestion that there is a pa triotic citizen In the broad confines of this land who has not the fullest and most splendid and glorious conlldence in every department of this Government, and especially In the Department of the Navy," said he. "In every administra tion since the time of Washington the people have never been called upon to distrust this Government, and they never will while the Hag floats. Least of all. In this chamber and In this calamitous time, should there be insinuations cast on the navy of our country. "From the time of Paul Jones until now our ships have sailed In every war. face always to the foe. The records of our naval battles have been most glorious for the last hundred years or more, ;tnd j from the earliest days until now there has never been a step backwards. Today the officers of our navy are honorable, courageous and patriotic men, and above all, they tell the truth. "The captain of this ill-fated battleship was walking his deck on the night of tlie loth, when this awful explosion' happened. It may be that his public career Is ended forever, but the awful disaster will count for nothing beside the degrading insinua tion made here that the officers of our navy will lie. aTnl cast the responsibility where It does not belong. "Mr. President, we can stand much dis cussion and debate in this chamber; we can endure much public discussion when there should be silence, but there is one thing this country will not stand, and that Is to listen quietly and without, re sentment to the insinuation that the offi cers of our navy are not men of honor, integrity and truth. J know there is not. one patriotic citizen who will stand up "and indorse the utterances- the Senator has made. "I do not underrate the importance of this branch of the Government. I' be lieve in the dignity, the Importance and the openness of Its decisions. We should have a decent and dignified reticence In this awful calamity. There are limes for speaking and times for silence, and this is a time when we should restrain all ex pressions of opinion or belief as to the means by which this awful disaster was brought about, until. In the regular "and formal way. this matter is cleared up. "I speak as one who sympathizes deeply with the citizens of that'unfortunate Isl and now engaged in this deplorable con Uict, and yield to nobody In my desire to see the conclusion of that war. But I do say that if there ever was a moment when we should refrain from outrageous insults to a friendly nation: If there was ever a moment when we should lend our help to every department of the Govern ment, it is now. War May Come. "$nr may come. I think myself its day may not be far distant, and when it comes we will fight it alone, for there will be no other nation to lift a hand to fight with us, and when that day comes our case must be eternally grounded In the right. Until it does come there is noth ing that so belittles this people. In mi opinion, as these unjust and outrageous attacks upo na friendly nation. "Ah, Mr. President, war has a grim visage, and when if comes it must come so that the people of the world, whether they fight with us or not, must at least respect our conduci and our position, and, above all, Mr. President, it must come under circumstances which make us respect ourselves." Mr. Mason: "I charge the Senator from Colorado with making a statement which is not borne out by any quotation from the remarks I previously have made. I understand as well as he does, possibly, the admiration we have for all of our departments. At least, that I have, be lieving as 1 do in a government by and for the people. My only sorrow is that in his great admiration for the Navy De partment he does not give some of his admiration and adoration to the Treasury Department. (Laughter.) We must stand or fall together. "I had the honor to serve wUh Secre tary Long, and' I state that no one in dulges a greater confidence or has a higher regard for him than I have. I thought I was doing all the departments justice when I suggested that if I was managing the Navy Department I should be glad to investigate, and also have my colleagues approve of my findings bv sub- ! stantiatmg them. "It has been said, do not let Congress investigate for fear that we would step on the bacred toe of the Secretary of tne .avy. out i believe he would say, 'Go ahead and throw all the light you can on it, and if Congress can lind "out anything that I cannot, I will be glad to know it.' "I deny the Insinuation that I said any thing that reflects on the honor of any one. I honor the poor seamen who went down as much as I honor the Secretary of the Navy, and I want the people to know how that ship went down." Mr. Hoar: "Did I understand the Sen ator to say that he would not serve on this committee if one were appointed?" Mr. Mason: "I think there are some on this fioor who would not be In dan ger. 1 am willing to sacrifice the Sena tors who sympathize with Spain." Mr. Lodge: "Mr. President, I have no desire and no Intention of saying one, word in regard to the war that Is rasing In Cuba. No one can detest the horrors that have been enacted in that island more than I do. No one desires more than I do to see Spanish pover swept from that island as it has been swept from every South American state, but that question is not here today. We are face to face with a great national calam ity. The American people have received the awful news of the sinking of the battleship Maine with a splendid silence and restraint, both in Congress and uirougnout tne country, and we are waiting to know the truth. This is not a question that Involves Cubans or Span lards; It Involves American seamen gone to their death In a foreign port. Tn the presence of that calamity, Mr. President, what we want Is the truth, and how are we to get It? By an investigation of a committee of Congress which knows nothing about such matters, which has no witnesses to summon, and which is miles from the place w.here the disaster occurred? No; there is only one way to get at the truth, and that Is by the na vy officers selected to perform their duty." 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Whether they will do that or not. I do not know. I share some of the suspicions of the Senator from Illi nois that there Is a purpose somewhere to hecrete the real truth concerning this unfortunate affair. Mr. Gray: Will the Senator state the ground for his suspicion? Mr. Allen: I am speaking for myself and can give the ground for It, and a ground, I think, every citizen will recognize as being well founded, r have been a mem ber of this body for five years, and have seen investigation after investigation, and have never een one completed and the real truth divulged. Mr. Piatt, of Connecticut: What Inves tigations does the Senator refer to? Mr. Allen: The very air of this Capitol is ripe constantly with secrecy. We arc not permitted to know here anything about what Is going on in some of these committees. The Senator from Delaware (Mr. Gray) is a member of the Committee on T,n-eign Relations. There are many matters before that committee that this Senate ought to know, yet it would be like pulling teeth to get a solitary fact from that committee. I do not know that I am criticising that committee. We seem to be proceeding upon the idea that some Senators, by virtue of their superior intellect, are entitled to have secrets of a public character, and secrete them from the public. As a member of this cham ber, I protest against it. Mr. Piatt, of Connecticut: It seems to me that this Is an argument against your resolution. Mr. Allen: The Senator is reaching his own conclusions from his own frame of mind. 1 had throe Senator whom I could name lu-re call me to task less than four yer.rs ago. for disclosing cert tin condi tions in the financial circles of New York, saying to me that I ought not to make the statement because It was harmful to the country. We appointed a commit tee here less than two ye-tvs ao to In vestigate a scandal in regard to the sale of certain Government bonds. I would like any gentleman here to produce tuiy report made by that committee. Mr. Gray: Why does the Senator want such an Investigation? Mr. Allen: I want the Committee on Naval Affairs to investigate this matter and return the truth and'the whole truth. The responsibility will then be with them, and not with me. I want this resolution voted on. and as the", lime Is almost up, I will stop right here.' Senator Hale: I decline absolutely to follow the Senator fronj Illinois into a general discussion of. the .Cuban situation. I have no desire to take advantage of the melacholy subjects .attending us at present, in order to exploit myself. I be lieve it would have been-better and mor fitting, and more in accord with the dig nity of this body if there had been no jar and no warring on this floor today on this subject. i Mr. Hale then presented for the clerk to read the last telegram received from Capt. Sigsbee. This telegram had been published In the morning' papers, and was offered by Mr! Hale for the purpose of of taking up the time until 2 o'clock, when the resolution would go to the cal andar, according to the rules of the Sen ate. After the clerk had finished read ing, he looked at the clock, and with an exultant smile on his face, said: "I be Hevo the hour has arrived when this resolution, according' to the rules, goes to the calendar. I do now move that the Senate proceed to the consideration of executive business." TO CUltE A COT.D IN ONE DAY Jake .Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All drueelsts refund the money If it falls "to cure. 25c. The genuine has L. B. Q. on each tablet. Bike Doctors Look to us for any thing Bicycles need for regaining as "trood-as-new" condit'on. JONES & FELLOWS, 513 9th St. FEBRUARY 19, 1896. HOME DYEING A Pleasure at Last. No AIuss. No Trouble. llVIAYPOL&lfj SOAP ' WASHES & DYES Sold In All Colors by Grocers and Druggists, or mailed free for 15 cents; 0 Address, TUB MAYPOLE SOAf- DEPOT, 127 Daane Street, New York. ojeo9ee0ae9999ses SPEKI) MACIIIXKItr UKiHKH. How the Mill (lot Around the Fifty-EiKUt-IIour Law. Full Ttivcr, Mass., Feb. 18. The lieajring In. the ptrike investigation before the legislative committee provc-d more inter esting today. The manufacturer;; were present. Secretary McCarthy, of the Loom Fix ers' Association; Albert Hlbbert, of the Weaver.", and Secretary Grime, of the Mill Firemen's Union, were examined. They contended thnt there was a need of shorter hour.". They said that the en actment of the flfty-eight-hour Taw had made tlie manufacturers sped the ma chinery so high that the operatives were turning oft as much cloth as they did be fore the law went into effect. The mill men who appeared were Jo seph Ilealy. of the Osborne; Thomas E. Brayton. of the Union, and Joseph A. llnlcer, of the Cliace. They said that bus iness had been very poor for two years mid that severe legislation and Southern competition had much to do with the condition of things. Mr. Baker bad prepared a statmnt relative to his Southern trip and his ob servations in the districts whre the strongest competitors of the Northern mills are located. He showed samples of cloth woven In the South, and said that the cost of turning It out was much less than In Fall Klver. In his opinion legislation was too severe, for mills here were running under great restrictions, while those elsewhere are "allowed to do as they please. Early In the afternoon the hearing was adjourned. It will be resumed at Boston on Thurs day, March A. IjOST HV FEXC1RLKS. Wuliiiijto!i Athletic Team "Work Won the Hnskutbiill Game. In spite of the very inclement weather, the Washington Athletic Clubhouse was crowded to tlie doors last night with en thusiastic spectators to witness the cham pionship game of basketball between the W. A. C. and National Fenclbles. The former won by the score of 11 to C. Team work and the sensational goal throwing of Mackey and Thompson won the game. Connors and O'Connor were in every play, and helped their side to land the victory. The soldier boys played a good up-hill game, but were unlucky In goal-throwing. For this team Magee. Rav-nburg and Childress led in all-round playing. Out of twelve free throws al lowed, only four resulted in goals! The line-up: W. A. i N. F. Mackey right guard I.w!s Thompson left forward Magee Taylor . center Ravenburg Connors light back.... J. Thompson O'Connor left back Childress Score: W. A. C, 11; X. F., 3. Field goals for W. A. C: Mackey, -'; Thompson, 3. Free goals: Mackey. 1. Free goals for N". F.: Ravenburg, 3. Umpires: Mr. McGlue and Mr. Meyer. Timer: Mr. lllldreth. Scorer: Mr. Phlpps. A HO WING TANGLE. The College Clubn Have Straight ened 1 1 Ou t. It is gratifying to note that the tangle In rowing matters which has existed for some time past between Harvard, Yale j and Cornell has at last been straightened ! out. This was accomplished at a confer ence of representatives of the three col leges held In New York on Thursday last. To Capt. Whitney, of Yale, belongs the credit of restoring harmony. His dial- , lenge to Capt. Colson, of Cornell, was all that was needed to restore the strained relations between Yale and Cornell. The conference then became an immediate possibility. As a result a triangular race between the three crews will be rowed at Xew London June 23 or 24. ine wnoie row was tiectueuiy ciniuish, and It was high time that an amicable The whole row was decidedly childish, settlement should be arranged Queer Wheelmen Piny Tonight. A championship game of basketball will be played this evening in the Infantry Armory by the Queer Wheelmen and Company C. First Battalion, teams. The Queers will put in their best team of players, and will make a strong play for the game with the hope of retaining their present position in team standing. Game will begin at 8 o'clock and an informal hop will follow at Its conclusion. T.nte Local Hnpncuiugi-:. Tlie Spnate yesterday afternoon con firmed the nominations of Francis Car roll Mattlngly to be justice of the peace to succeed Charles F. Scott, and of Con rad H. Weiss, to succeed the. late Car roll AV. Smith. Thomas H. Clarke, the young man who was recently brought back to. this city from Detroit, Mich., to answer the charge of forgery, was yesterday placed upon trial before Judge Bradley, In criminal court No. 2. The case was continued to Monday. George B. Fleming, the pension exam iner charged with fraudulent practices In rendering accounts at Des Moines, Iowa, and who was arrested and held here was yesterday afternoon released on $1,000 bail, furnished, by A. E. Marline. Flem ing Is to appear before the court In Des Moines. Toa, on May D. Tlie Junior Christian Endeavorers of the District last night, at Mount Ver non Place M. E. Church, held a rally, which brought out a large number of per sons, notwithstanding the inclement weather. The greater part of the even ing was devoted to an illustrated lecture on the "Life of Christ," by Rev. S. M. Newman, D. D., pastor of the First Con gregational Church. Married, nt Ebenezer CUurcli. Mr. Robert L. Brown, of Chicago, wa3 married to Miss Ida E. Duckett, of this city, on Wednesday at 3:30 o'clock at the Ebernezer Methodist Episcopal Church, Fourth and D street southeast. Messrs. W. W. Martin and Albert farmer attend ed the bridegroom. The bridesmaids were Misses Ida M. Brown and Lucy Luckett. The ushers were Messrs. II. Boone, Wil liam Bailey, George H. West and Wil liam Quanan. A reception followed the ceremony At Mr. and Mrs. Brown's new home, on Harrison street, Anacostia. The couple received many useful and beautiful presents. All I Here is Heiiritli's beer by 'phoning six-lliirty-four. ' j 1 They Stand the Test-" Eclipse Bicycles, Fourteenth and H Streets. MAYPOLE 1 "B 1 VIbIh SOAP- WASHES and DYES AT ONE OPERATION . . ANY COLOR. The Cleanest, Fastest Dye for Soiled or Faded Shirt Waists, Blouses, Ribbons, Curtains, Underlinen, etc., whether Silk, Satin, Cotton or Wool. 1'HIZKS FOH CVOLISTS. Tho Off'r of the Goriniilly & .leffery Alnniifaeturingr Company. Pursuant to their annual custom, tho Goimully & Jeff cry Manufacturing Com pany, of Chicago, makers of the Rambler wheel, have awarded solid gold mileage medals, engraved with the riders' names, to men who have ridden 0,000 miles or more, and to women 4,000 miles or more upon Rambler bicycles equipped with Gormully & JelTery tires. One hundred and six men and seventeen women won the coveted medals, their aggregate mileage belnff $01,175 miles last year. Special medals for the highest indi vidual mileage were also offered, but as the work of passing upon the various records has not been completed these medals will not be awarded until a later date. The Century Road Club of America has charge of the work. The aggregate mileage made by ihes'e riders is eo.ual to the distance around the earth thirty-three times. Illinois leads the list, with 172,733 miles, closely followed by Michigan with 12C.192; New York, 80,497; Pennsylvania. 69,602; Colorado, 51,714; Maryland. 50.003: Cali fornia, 4S,X!t, with New Jersey, Indiana, District of Columbia. Wisconsin. Ken tucky, Massachusetts, Ohio, Minnesota. Iowa. Louisiana. Arkansas, Florida. Ten nessee and Nebraska following in the order named. HOW RIG GUNS AUK AOtKl). Tlie HimgL-Fimler IT.sed on SeucmiMt IlefeiiM!.s nnd Battleship. (From the Chicago Record.) In reply to an Inquiry from James Thompson, of Chicago, I would say that the range-Hnder used on our seacoast de fenses is not a. Government secret, but Is it patented appliance, an Improvement upon a system that has been in use since ancient times. There are in use three sets of apparatus, somewhat different from each other, which were Invented by Capt. Watkins. an English engineer; Lieut. Lewis, of our army, and Lieut. Fisk, of our navy. They are very com plicated, and it is difficult to explain their operation so It can be understood by lay--mn. All such inventions are an appli ance of the mathematical principle that, knowing the base of a triangle and the two angles at Its extremities, one can calculate the distance between them. On coast defenses the base of the triangle Is permanent, with fixed objects to mark its terminus. The angles are ascertained by observations through instruments made for that purpose and when they are known there is a series of printed calcu lations covering all possible situations which enables the gunner to catch the distance of bis target at a. glance. At sea, when a vessel Is moving, the base is fixed and measured upon the deck. A telescope is -placed at either end of that line, and the lenses of both are focused upon the object to be shot at. An ob servation Is then taken, a rapid mathe matical calculation is made, the book of tables Is referred to, and In a moment the gunner may know whether the ene my's cruiser is five and one-half or six and one-fourth miles away, or any other given distance. This, of course, requires a great deal of technical skill and mathematical abili ty, but it Is said to be absolutely accu- rate, and the apparatus Is so sensitive and regulated to such a fine degree that bv turning a key a monster gun weighing a hundred tons can be Instantly adjust ed so that with a given quantity of pow der it will carry a projectile of a given welRht exactly the distance which the range-finder has determined. Of course. the KUnller must know the contents of his cartridge, because that is a material fac tor hf his problem. He must also make allowances for the wind, for the resist ance of the atmosphere, for the curva ture of the earth and for the movement of the enemy's fleet if It Is in motion. The rance-flnder Is. however, a great deal more accurate than the human eye, and persons wlth defective vision will often Dersons Insist that a gun is badly aimed and find out to the contrary after the shot Is fired. Although we have guns on our battle ships and in the fortresses on the coast that will carry a projectile thirteen miles, it would be folly to attempt to use them at that distance, because, owing to the curvature of the earth. It would be im possible to see the target. A man in a small boat upon the surface of the wa ter cannot be seen, more than four miles. From the bridge of the ordinary man-of-war, which may be thirty feet from the water, a man with good eyesight or with a glass can see ten or twelve miles, but very indistinctly, and that is the limit of human vision on a level surface. The Economical French. (From Harper's Weekly.) To save, to be thrifty to the point of avarice, is the virtue or vice of the French nationtnd It strongly tinctures the Franco-Belgian temperament. But to teach children the value of saving what is apt to seem to them waste is not an unadv.isable process. Much French attention has lately been drawn to the object lesson given to the pupils of cer tain public schools of Brussels. During eightjmonths the scholars, rich and poor. were requested to collect cacn uay anu to bring to the school any and all objects that they saw while going and coming on their school ways material thrown away and counted as refuse in the gut ters. In vacant ground, street sweepings, and like deposits. Waste paper, wood, fragments of leather, bits of metal, empty bottles, broken glass, corks, cigax ends, and a score of other classifications were made as the flotsUm and jetsam poured in daily. The general result was that this unat tractive and quite "convertible" material was sold to dealers in raw material with surprising profits. They provided cloth ing for about 300 little waifs of poverty, and furnished money for the sending of nlnety-eig'ht invalid children to health resorts; paid for all the books needed In several charity classes, and afforded a sum of several hundred francs for the city's public assistance of the poor. Jane Taylor's little girl, ;ho cried: "Dear me! what signifies a pin wedged In a rotten board?" should have been educated, in Brussels. Mixed. (From the Atlanta Constitution.) "When Adam," said the political ora tor, "was driven from the Garden of Eden to " "Where was Adam driven to?" he ask ed, in a whisper to one of his 'platform supporters. "Dam'flno!" was the reply. "When Adam was driven to Dam'flno." finished the speaker, "what did he do then'."' "Dam'lino!" shouted a man in the crowd, "or you either!" Smart New Spring Top-coat of best English coverts, in all shades of -tan, double stitch ed e d g e s a n d lapped s .earns style almost a full box. 'Splendid qual ities 'at- $io. $12 and $15. and the very best at $20. Parker, Bridget & Co., Clothiers. 315 7th St. Autrno.v'sAi.E of horses: REGULAR SALE 01 HORSES! HORSES! AT Bensinger's Bazaar, Xo. 940 La. Ave., This (Saturday) Morning, Fjvb. 19, at to 0-' Clock. 30 head of Horses and Mares, some extra stock; will suit for any business, TO BE SOLD, also nev and second-hand Wagons, Buggies, Carriages, Harness, etc. SALE PEREMPTORY. S. BENSINGER,AuctioneerB hiorsefe. IJIG SALE TODAY. rfturda", 10 o'clock, AT Ol'K Al'CTIOX STABLES. 21.-, 11th st Fagan and Jone will sell a load of entra Rood younc horses drivers and workers -50 head, con?isml by other parties; also 4 good hor3 belonging to parties in the city. ALL ILL BE '-OLD. 3 BuRsnf and 2 Wagons. Magrath & KesmeUy, U-em Al CTIONEEHS. Vi" will Mild 70a s t (5) dr trial I trcstaeat of tho I' reach Kcmedrl CALTHOS free. ( CO. V.) tnd a legal gniracteo tiat CaLTHOS will STOP Sfuharsea and Emlulont, CCKEPpermatorrhe. Varicocele, j ana Kunuiu. j.oil npjr. It costs you nothing- to try It. InMoMCO. 480B8a!eiaerfxlEU.aitUBitl,0. j AMUSEMENTS. Grant! Opera House KERNAS & RIFE, Moaxcrs. Week Commencing Feb. 14. TJtanl Uatinees Wed. and Sat. at 2. JACOB LITT'S Mammoth Scenic Production of the Success ful Cuban Piny, THE LAST STROKE FOR FREE CUBA POPULAR PRICES. Kcxt Attraction. "Week of Feb. 28 HI IIEXRY'S MAMMOTH MINSTRELS. COLUMBIA EXTRA. NEXT WEEK FRANK DANIELS IN THE IDOL'S EYE. Tickets now on s-ale. LAFAYETTE, tonight MATINEE TODAY. MATINEES 25c. 50c. 5c, and $1.00 EVENINGS 25c, 50c, 75c. 51.00 and J1.50 Charles Frohman Presents the Brilliant Romanoc", UNDER THE RED ROBE. Next Week? THE r.IDI CDHM PIDIC E.E. Rice's i " J1" "uiI1 nau. Seats Now Selling. ACADEMY. MAT. TODAY.- Popular Prices. -15c, 25c and 59c. HOYT'S BEST BIGGEST BRIGHTEST A MILK WHITE FLAG. NEXT WEEK ISHAM'S OCTOROONS. NEW NATIONAL THEATER. TODAY AT 2. TONIGHT AT 8. The Circus Girl. NEXT WEEK-SRTS SELLING. DIGBYBELL THE HCOSIER DOCTOR. BIJOU THEATER. High-Class Vaudeville and Burlesque. Daily Matinees, 10c, 20c. 30c. Nightly. 10c, 20c, 30c, oOc. BARONESS BLANC. MARIE HEATH. Gertie Uilson. Miss Bicirer. and Dreher. 12 Other Bis Hot Acts. KERNAN'S LYCEUM THEATER. All this week. Matinees Tuesday, Thursday, and Sat urday. The Newest Sensation FRED. EIDER'S MOULIN ROUGE EXTRAVAGANZA. Next Week The Rose Hill FoIlT Co. - -it ,,... enfforinr. from Nerrous Debility and "Weakness. LOST MANHOOD and Prema ture Decar. Inability. Lact of Confidence, Men tal depression. Palpitation or the Heart, Weak Memory. Exhausted Vitality. Errors of Xouth, Hlglit Losses, Undevelopiucut, Varicocele, etc., $1 BOX OR MEDICINE FREE. Three ScoroTenrs and Ten. the GreatestTlem cdy for Men, acts in :i honrt. One bor show; wonderf nl results la molt chronic, obstinate and hopelss cases, ana win sureiy cure recent cases. Bent, sealed, on receipt of only fives-cent stamps tnn.n-ivnn..-,r f nil rrirnlxr 1 llflT. with TalQ- tbla medical bonlc. rales for health, and -what to eat and avoid. If ou have tried others and failed don't miis this. Write at once. It wo eonldnot leln you -we nhonld not mits this honet oner. CAPITAL CKEH-CO., Dept. 47. Uuston. Mass. fel0-7t-tu,th,sst b ?- M FmenI IT" 1 JI I v .