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f THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY. EEBRUARY 23, 1898. 2 LEND US YOUR EAR Aid.'Ywi May Bear Sweet Soufcat Home Tonight. WJien You Have Investigated the Closing Out Sale of the Aletzerott "Music- Co.x-Stock of Pianos and OrganS-at- 4-ess Than Wholesale Cost. Easy Payments. If you liavQ any" earthly use for a piano now. or viU have to buy one within the next Jtwo years, Jt will -pay you largely to buy now. To wind- up the- Metzerott Music Com pany's affairs' quickly, and close out the whole tock in a short time, we marked every.Jatrument In the li'ouse at actual wholesale cost, and we are offering and selllnpr them -fast nt this low wholesale price, and on easy payments at that. Our time is limited, as fhe stock, must all be out of thl room by March 5, and at the rate the pianos have been taken the first twp days of this Treat sale there will not be one left by Saturday of this week. ' If you are interested put $15 to $25 In your iiJbide pocket and come to 1110 F street, while there is a pood selection to be had. and while you can 'save anywhere from ?135 to $200 in the purchase of a piano. This Metzerott stock consists of some of the very best and most celebrated makes of pianos, and we have them in all the various styles and fancy woods. "We offer brand new cabinet grand 5500 pianos, with rolling: fall duet desk, carved panels, mahogany or English oak case for ?29S; rosewood finish case, same piano, $15 less. Twenty-five dollars cash, and $10 per month buys them.- Wc offer the highest grade medium sized case $100 pianos, in rosewood, for $2iS. mahogany, $15 more. AVe offer other btyles of high grade $350 pianos for S223, Twenty-five dollars cash. $10 per month buys them. We offer brand new $230 pianos for $127; mahogany case $10 more. tTsed upright pianos for -$95 to $110. Easy payments. Brand aiew $75 to $125 organs for $37, $12, to $C2. Six dollars cash, $4 per month buys them. We will ship anywhere to reliable parties. Store open nights. W. IT. COTTER, Factory Ajrent. .Next door to Columbia Theater. A -JlOli'S TEHHIBr.K HEED. Kt'Kni INistiunMtT nndXur.slny: Htilie 3Iu rdered. Charleston. Feb. 22. Frazer B. Baker, the negro postmaster at Lake City, in Williamsburg county, was murdered by a mob at 1 o'clock this morning. Since Baker was put in charge of the office by President MeKinley In September last diligent efforts have been made by the white people or the town to have him re moved. On one occasion he was fired at from ambush with a load of buckshot, but he escaped. According to the best accounts obtaina ble a mob of several hundred people, sup posed to be white citizens, collected in a lonely .spot Monday night and arranged plans to kill Baker. About 1 o'clock they sneaked to the postmaster's cabin, which was also used for the postoffice, and set the place on fire. The crackling of the llames aroused the family, and they rush ed out to escape. Immediately a volley of lead was pouied Into the cabin, and Baker was among the first to fall, dead. Ills wife, who was holding a young baby to her breast, -was shot through the hand, the ball afterwards burying itself in the child, killing it instantly. Two daugh ters and a small son were shot, but they may lie. The mother was seriously wounded. Before the shooting caased the building was wrapped in flames, and the bodies of Baker and his child could not be drag ged out. This morning they were found charred nlmost beyond recognition. The injured children fled for safety. AH the mail in the postoffice was destroyed. It seems that a deliberate attempt was made by the citizens of Lake City to kill Baker, although it is claimed that there is absolutely no clew as to the composi tion of the mob. It is claimed that Ba ker was never a resident of the town, and that he was lazy, ignorant and in sulting to lady patrons nt the postoffice. Petitions were sent to the Postmaster General to have the man removed, but nothing wan done about it. The petition was signed by 200 "business men of Lake City. The people were outraged at the treatment they received and for this rea son it appears that the killing was done by persons anxious to have Baker taken off. The affair has created intense excite ment. Efforts will be made to ascertain the names of the murderers and have them brought to justice. The murder has been reported to the authorities In "Wash ington PLASTERERS 'OT ADMITTED. The Building Trades Council De cides nn Important Question. The most important -nirctinu of the Building Trades Council held in over a year was tlial last night at Klectrical Workers' Hall. It was jren erally known that the two local organizations of plasterers would apply for admission to the coun cil, and, in consequence, there was an un usually large attendance. After discusMnc the matter for nearly three hours the council determined not to admit cither of the organizations. The reason aw.riled for this acttan is that the council has determined not to recognize cither of two organizations of the same craft when they are not on lriendly teims with each other. The bodies which ap plied for admission were the Operative Plasterers t'nion, Ko. CSH, affiliated with the American Federation of Labor, and local No. 00 of the Journeyman Plasterers International Association. The nieinlKJrs of the latter organization are con nected with, the ' Knights of Labor, but it was stated after the meeting of the council that this did not in any way influence the council in its determination. A committee was appointed to inform both organizations that, until -they would settle their differences, neither would lc recognized. rrogreisHlvo Euchre for Charity. The members of the congregation of St. Aloybius Church paic a progress" c euilire partj lat evening in the assembly hall of t'ouzaga Collcpe. Twcntyfour tables were n?ee-ry to accommodate the players. The prizes awanied were a handsome billiard cue, a bilk umbrella, two handsome centerpieces, a silcr pitcher, a Japanese vase, and other Email presents. The committee' in charge of the entertainment con sisted of Misses M. Brooke. J. Mulcahey, M. Scanlon, Messrs.' A. It. Copes, Joeli Kumcr and John J. rillcr The proceeds go to a chari table object. Indorsed by His Organization. New Yoik, Feb. 22. J. D. Cameron, a con ductor on the New York Central, will probably be appointed State commissioner of railroads. He is indorsed by the Order of Itailivay Con ductors. Justice Suiyh May Recover. Kcw York, Feb. 22. Justice Frederick Smyth, who was reported d.wng yesterday, was so much better today tliat Ids doctors now think he may recover. Take Dr Henry's BLOOD TEA, The Best Spring Medicine E1E These Sentiments are. Expressed By Hon. -Jerry Simpson. HIS REPLY-TO MR. WALKER The Kansas ilau Tolls the Massachu setts Congressman Tliat Ho Be lieves That He Could Lend llespec tahillty to the Wealthy Class An Incident "of the House Debate. "During the debate yesterday over the sundry civil appropriation bill .Mr. Walk er of Massachusetts Tvent out of his way to inform the House -why millionaires were better Qualified than others to be appointed commissioners to represent this country at the Paris exposition. Mr. Jerry Simpson of Kansas denied, first, that milllohaires were better than other people,, and then read the bio graphical sketch, in the Congressional di rectory, which he said Mr. Walker had written himself, and In which he said of himself that he was a member of the lenther firm of the Walker-Oakley Com pany, and trustee, of two oanks In Slassa chusetts. Mr. Simpson declared that the leather firm was a part of the great leather trust, which accounted for the solicitude of Mr. Walker for his friends In other trusts. He paid due attention to the banking houses the gentleman from Massachuetts was connected with, and refuted the proposi tion of Mr. Walker that it was the mill ionaires who paid the taxes, and declared It was the people who wore the shoes that were manufactured in Mr. Walker's factory. Mr. Simpson said that when million aires behaved themselves they were, pos sibly, as good as other people, and ad ded: "1 am not a millionaire (laughter), but I would like to Iw (great laughter), I do not believe in hypocrisy, and 1 frankly say I would like to be one. but the best evidence in the world that I cannot grind out the lives of others to become a mil lionaire is the fact that I am not one." "Do you think you would be an Im provement on that class?" inquired Mr. Perkins of Iowa, with an ill-concealed sneer. "I think," said the Kansas statesman, with a twinkle in hi& eye, "that I would lend respectability to them." (Great laughter from both sides of the House.) ' After declaring that Mr. Walker, as president of a bank, filched from the poor and as a member of the Leather Trust robbed tliem. Mr. Simpson, satisfied with the gall and wormwood he had scattered, resumed his seat. Mr. Walker is a choleric old gentleman whose most vulnerable point is ridicule. When he arose to answer Mr. Simpson his face was as ted as a beet, and great i ucius ui iieriurauon necoraiea nis prow emotion he exclaimed that he had no connection with the Leather Trust, and that he was glad of it because he had been informed that this particular trust had lost money (Ironical laughter). He furth er declared that during the last twenty years manufacturers had not made any profit out of their employes, that the profit had come from nature and the inventions in machinery. He protested against condemning the bondholders.sald he -was tired of hearing that cry, and hoped that people who did so much good to the world would no longer be subject ed to such oritieisms as Mr. Simpson had made. ""What have you done?" inquired Mr. Gaines of Tennessee! "What have 1 done?" cried Mr. Walker, and then becoming speechless for a mo ment he looked at the young man from Nashville. " Finding .his voice and plenty of ginger In it, the choleric old gentleman exclaimed; "What have I done? T have given more to educational institutions in the South than all of you on that side put to gether,' Pointing to the Democrats, he added: "You lme driven me to make this statement, now hide your heads in shame." HE IG.VORED REDUCTIONS. Mi. Cannon V. Kxplumition of Sundry Civil Bill. After a motion to adjourn in honor of the memory of George Washington had been defeated in the-Hour-e by the Repub licans, the sundry civil appropriation bill came up for consideration. In explaining if, Mr. Cannon of Illinois said it was the most liberal bill of the character that had ever been presented to the House, notwithstanding the fact that it was more than $S,000,00Q less than the appropriation for the present fiscal year. Mr. Cannon tried hard and unsuccess fully to explain this discrepancy by pointing out the few items' that were increased slightly over the current year's appropriation, and omitting to comment on the items that receive no appropri ation at all, and referring lightly to those items that had been cut down. In not a single item was the amount estimated as needed allowed. OPPOSES ADDING TERRITORY. Mr. 7otitiKii ThlnlJi TliiK Country is Large Enoujiu. Mr. Johnson of Indiana yesterday took advantage of the rules of the Committee of the Whole and delivered an anti-Hawaiian annexation speech in the House. He declared among other things that to annex Hawaii would be a bad precedent to establish, for it would lead to the an nexation of Cuba, and declared that the annexation of territory would be bad policy on the part of this Government, for it would require a large navy, maintained at great expense, to protect it. He re ferred to the trouble England and other foreign nations have had to keep acquired tertitory as an example. He believed in maintaining the Monroe doctrine so far as self protection went, but no further. He added that the army and navy of this country were created to defend territory already possessed, not to acquire terri tory. WITHDREW HIS .MOTION. Mr. Richardson, at First, Wunted the Record Corrected. When the House assembled today Mr. Richardson, of Tennessee, moved to cor rect the Record, .saying that Mr. Dalzell, of Pennsylvania, bald yesterday that the House Democrats had united with South ern Republicans to loot the Treasury on war claims and that Mr.Dalzell had in the Record substituted certain for Southern. "Having called attention to the matter I withdraw my motion," said Mr. Richard son, .amid laughter. "I don't care." retorted Mr. Dalzell. "whether the Record reads certain or Southern. You can have the change made if you want It." But Mr. Richardson-did not want'it Arrival of the Fuerst Bisinurck. New York, Feb. 2. Arrived, steamer Fuerst Bismarck, from Genoa. WHITE as snow will your linen be if you" let us launder it STAR STEAM LAUKDRY, C36 U-ffc-nw. FOLLOWS HIS CHIEF'S KXAMPJjK. The U. S. Consul nt Hamburg Ho funes to 5Vrk on Sunday. A curious question is now pending before the Department of State. For fifteen years the Hamburg-American Packet Company has been sending Its steamers from Hamburg to New York on Sunday, with the exception of the last year, when It tried the experiment of dispatching them on Saturday. The latter arrangement was not a success, for reasons unexplained, and caused the company so much Inconvenience that it has decided to go back to its old plan, but Dr. Hugh pitcairn, the United States consul, declines to give clearing papers on Sunday because of religious scruples. The steamship com pany, through its agents In New York, has appealed to the Secretary, of State and has suggested that it is more a matter of personal convenience than piety with the consul. The department has cabled him for an explanation, and has also asked the management of the steamship company to submit the rea sons why it Is not able to clear its steamships on Saturday, as formerly. Dr. Pitcairn comes from Harrisburg, Pa., and is a. brother of Robert T. Pit calm, the jvell-known railroad mana ger of Pittsburg, through vhose influ ence his appointment was obtained. It Is understood among his friends that he sought the consular post at Hamburg for the purpose of availing himself of the advantages offeted for medical study in the hospitals, of that city, and people have complained that he leaves all the business of the olllce to the vice consul. But Dr. Pltcairn's friends believe he is actuated by conscientious scruples, for he is a class leader in the Methodist church, and has always been active in religious affairs. It has bean suggested that the matter might easily be compromised by permitting the dep uty or the vice consul, who attends to the business of the office on week days, to assume the responsibility of violat ing the sabbath also. 'Dr. Pitcairn, however, is simply fol lowing the example of President Me Kinley, who declines to do any busi ness on Sunday, even refusing to see Senators who call on that day. A prom inent Western Republican who was passing through Washington went to the White House one afternoon to seek an Interview in legard to an appoint ment. He wrote the object of his er rand upon a card and apoligized for calling today, as he was compelled to leave Washington tonight. The usher brought back the message that he would have to call in th.6 morning, as the President desired to be excused from all official business on the Sab bath. Sometimes he is supposed to have a conference with Mr. Hanna on Sunday evenings, but there has never been so little going on at the White House on that day as under the pres ent Adwinistration. irSTICE SMYTH SKl DEATH. The Condition of the Eminent Jurist Itegnrdrd k Hopcles-. New York. Feb. 22. Supreme Court Justice Frederick Smyth lies at the point of death at his home. No. 35 West Forty sixth street, and the sad ending of a most honorable career Is expected at 1 almost any moment. j To all inquiries the nurse maid on duty ! at his bedside says that lie Is still alive, though weaker. Justice Smyth has suffered from rheu matism for some years, but recently the ' disease has spread, and cold and other conditions have asserted themselves, and ' now they have brought the eminent jus- tice to the brink of the great beyond. ( Dr. Stinger, who has been In atten dance upon Justice Smyth since he was i stricken, says that his patient i3 a trifle j better, but even he despairs of pulling , him through this illness. PERISHED IN FOREST FIRES.. Seven Women Yictlmy of Fliuneh lu South Carolina. Columbia. S. C. Feb. 22.-IIenry Biz zard, of Ridgeway, thirty miles north of here, reports that in the forest fires in that section besides much property, in cluding live stock, seven women were burned. Two of them were elderly mar ried women, the others girls. While fighting the fires about their homes they were caught by the flames. In the county seventy homes were destroyed so far as reported. In several other counties the damage has been as great. Public appeals for aid have been made. ARRESTED FOR LYNCHING. A County Officer tu Charge of the Osgood, Ind., Authorities. Osgood, Ind., Feb. 22. The first arrest in connection with the lynching of Lyle Levey and others was made this morn ing. The prisoner is Hez Hughes, super intendent of the county infirmary, and the charge is murder. There is no excite ment, but there is a determination among the best citizens to prevent the trial from seriously inconveniencing anyone. AMBASSADOR WHITE RECEIVES. Reception at Amerlcnn Emhnssy in Honor of Washington V, Hlrthduy, Berlin, Feb. 22. Upwards of 300 Amer icans attended the reception given by United States Ambassador White at the American embassy this afternoon In hon or of Washington's birthday. Ambassador and Mrs. White will attend the great court ball this evening. COULDN'T STAND THE VOYAGE. Decimation of Tleiudeer HrdK. In tended for Klondike Service. Vancouver, Feb. 22. Two reindeer for the United States relief expedition to the Klondike arrived here yesterday, all that remained of a carload, the others having died in transit, while remnants, of two more carloads are expected today. A PLAYMATE OF LINCOLN DEAD. He Oneo Snvedj,ljp Martyr President From Drowning. Louisville, Ky., Feb. 22. Austin Golla hcr, the boyhood companion of Abraham Lincoln, whom he once saved from drowning, died this morning at Hodgen ville, Ky aged ninety-three years. Monetary Plan Indorsed. Richmond, Va., Feb. 22. The Virginia Hankers Association today unanimously indorsed the In dianapolis monetary plan. W. IT. Hill, ol Rich mond, was elected president, and II. .V.- Williams, of Richmond, secretary and treasurer. P. It Costs 1 JCo more to have your linen done right. How much more satisfaction jou get by wearing clean, well-laundered shirts and collars. Finger-nails and 'many"" a swear-word arc saved by our soft "Jnti swear" buttonholes. All 'rough edges ironed smooth. Snow-white domestic finish. j Tolman Steam Laundry a Sixth and C Streets N. V. K M Established Julr. 187D. H Psfnhllti1 Ttil. 1QTO frs.ff OX IIIirTIITTYTTrTTTYYTTTtl JS ItJUlnL UNIVERSITY Georgetown Students Debate the Interesting Question. FOR THE MERRICK MEDAL ileKHrH. Brndy nntl Wngguman Argue Thut It Would Be Expedient to Establish Such uu Institution, While Merj. Kirby and O'Neill Sneak in the 'Nctfutlve. Gaston Hall, at Georgetown University, tvas filled to Its sUtn?3st capacity last night, the occasion' being the twenty third annual debaVe of the Phllodemic Society of the university for the TSIerrlck medal. 3 ,,ff Tho question under discussion was: "Besolved, That it would be expedient for the United States jo'' establish a national university, havingcontcol over all colle giate degrees." f The debaters, four In'mumber, had been chosen by bullot by tlnv society, and rep resented the best 6'ratorlcal talent of tho college. They were,: Kdward Joseph Bra dy, Maryland, '08; and Samuel John Wag- gaman, District of Columbia, 'US, In the affirmative; Maurice Brown Kirby, Dis trict of Columbia, '93, and Thomas Jere miah O'Neill, New York, '09, in the nega tive. The debate was interspersed with selec tions by a banjo sextet and ti mandolin quartet. Mr. Henry Ryan Gower, Iowa, "JS, made a short Introductory address, in which ho stated that the occasion of the contest for this much-coveted medal was always one of much interest to the students and also to the public; that the question for the evening was one well-befitting the day; that it was at the present time being agitated to a considerable extent, and that the debaters would present the argu ments on either side of the subject by its public defenders and opponents. Mr. Brady began his remarks by stat ing that on page 1G, vol. 1 of the official records of the orphans' court of. the Dis trict of Columbia, would be found the bequest of fifty shares' of stock of the Potomac Company, made by George AVashinglon. for the establishment of a national university In the District of Columbia under the auspices of lite gen eral government. He said that this con ception of the need of such an institu tion of learning by Washington was one worthy of its high patriotism, and an indication of his love for and conception of the needs of the people of his country. Ever since that time, he continued, patriotic statesmen have advocated the establishment, of uch an institution; schools have urged it, and today public sentiment demands that the wishes of the father of his country shall be com plied with. The benefit of having a national uni versity with control over the degrees of every college in the land was not only expedient, but an absolute necessity if a high standard of education was to be maintained, and that it would compel colleges and universities to be aiwajs diligent in maintaining and increasing their excellence. He stated further that it was the logi cal resulL.pf the legislation of Congress In laying the foundations of States and setting apart public land3 for the estab lishment and maintenance of public schools that these schools should have a fountain head by which a standard of excellence could be. diffused through out these schools, whjch would result In the better preparation of citlzpns to exercise tho responsible function of self government. Mr. Kirby. speaking on the negative side of the. question, said that kwns the earnest doplro of Washington that the next generation after him should sec this consummation of the Tlan advocated by him for a national university. "Three generations have passed away since then," lie continued, "and the plans of mac patriot aim statesman are now nearer oblivion than -fulfillment. The ad vancement along- -these lines since that time have made a complete metamorpho sis of those conditions which existed when "Washington' lived and promoted this scheme. ' "In the days of 'Washington this coun try had a population 9f only three mil Mon, and had only twenty-five regularly organized colleges. Today we are reck oned to be seventy millions of people, and more than four hundred colleges airJ uni versities adorn our land. "The question is Impossible when view ed from constitutionality. When consid ered from a sentimental point of view it seems plausible, but when, considered in a common sense way it Is wholly imprac ticable." He maintained that the government had no right to make tho expenditure necessary for the establishment of such an institution and the endowment of chairs, which he said would cost at least $13,000,000 at the outset. He cited the fact that the national debt was already nine teen Inndred million dollars, and con stantly growing. "But my opponents will probably tell you that the advantages growing out of the establishment of such an institution will mora than balance the expenditure. The only reasons to my mind which would-justify this enormous outlay would lirsj: be the advantages it would give to deserving young Ameri cans without means; second, to the op portunities offered to our college gradu ates who are now completing their school ing in Europe; and thirdly, the advan tage of regulating the curriculum of the American colleges. Now, as to the first advantage clnimed. Now, as to the first free school, when we consider that the average charge of colleges in the United States Is only $52 a year, it will readily be seen that it would be a saving only to residents of the District of Columbia, or its Immediate vicinity, while those coming from other parts of tho country would expend this amount In Incidental expenses and traveling." As to keeping students from going aboard, Mr. Kirby, stated that it was as much the desire to travel and see Europe as to get an education that took these students over there. He cited the case"o people who sent abroad for their wearing apparel, and asked if American tailors, were not exactly as good as Europeans. In regard tor regulating the degrees, he maintained that it would savor of estab lishing a monarchy, and. said he. "the American must b6nd his knee to but one sovereign and that is Almighty God." Mr. Waggmnn here look up the ques tion. He maintained that such a univer sity would be a benefit in many ways to the people of the United States. He said that to establish a uniformity of degrees would be beneficial; that as it was'now the posse&alon of a degree meant almost nothing or anything, as its value de pended solely on thei school from which It was issued. , t Mr. O'Neill concluded the debate. He declared that to have, one board of di rectors to shape the education of seven ty millions of neop'e. would be contrary to the fundamental principle of Americun Institutions, and that the Government had no more right to legislate in regard to ed ucation than it hjid in regard to reli gion. He cited Hayvard Collefje as 'an ex ample of politics" In jCducation, saying Eye Wrongs lRiClited bv pronerlv eve classes, at IHIOWN'8. 1010 F st MrXJ tMS Vheelsare "built like W M1.L1I V B . a. watch" absolutcly true. CARPENTP'r: CYCLE CO., Mth St and New York avenue. Correct Diagnosis ESSENTIALjrOSUCCF.SSFCIi TREATMENT. r.RROR IN 1JEGINNING. ERIlOTO THE ENI).TIIE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR THE RIGHT .DISEASE, CLEMEN Hit Pa. Ave. Adj. WiUanl's Hotel, Give? a mnjtar'lnsuranee Examination of the most rigid character. Every imperfection U searched out. His diagnosis MUST lie correct. Success in curing provchit. Catarrh, Ncrvofis, TArranrf Mood Diseases. Private Diseases of Also aud Women. Charges Low and Medicines Furnished. Daily Office Hours 10 a. in. to 5 p. 11 Wednesday, Thursdjy, iand Saturday, ,; Monday, 0 to 8 p. m. ; Sunday, 10 to 12 m. CON'S t'LTATIO.V (CONFIDENTIAL) FREE, ie22-tf that that school ,was for some time under the control of the State, and that It was found that tlte professors who had a good standing with the members of the legislature were the ones that secured chairs. The debaters were unstlntlngly ap plauded by the audience. The decision of the judges will not be made known until the annual commence ment exercises of the college. The judges are Senators William N. Koach and Lou is E. McComas, and Rev. Benalah 1. Whitman, presideTit Columbian Univer sity. CHEEK INDIANS OBJECT. Opposed to Allotment and to the Abo lition of Tribnl CourtK. Muscogee, I. T., Feb. 22. The conference of the leaders of the. Creek tribe of Indiatw, which has lecn in session at Okmulgee for the past few days, has adjourned, after passing the fol lowing resolutions regarding the allotment of their lands: To the Honorable Members of the Convention: We. our committee, have carefully consid ered the matter referred to 113 and submit tlte following resolutions for your consideration and jpproval: "Resolved, by the convention of the Muscogee nation, Tliat. "as a nation, we do oppOM a division of our lands in severalty: he it further "Resolved. That the nrincinal thief is herein I authorized to instruct the chief-; or kings to call all the membtrs of their respective towns to vote at as carlv a day as io&u)le as to whether they opjio-- allotment or not. and report j to the principal chief at once; Ue it furt'ier "Resolved, lliat, as soon as the principal cnici 1 shall receive the report from each town, lie siiall iminedijlely forward a true and exact copy of the votei of ech town to Ihe delegitef now rei-rpi-enting the 3Iucogec nation in Washington, D. C. "JOHN McINTOSH, Chairman." As soon as the conference of leaders had ad journed Chief Ijpariiecher issued a letter to the judges of the district courts of the Creek or Mucogec nation, which clearly shows that the conference was held for the purpose of deciding j whether or not the Creeks would oppose, or rather submit to, the change of jurisdiction which npmrrpd on Janu.-irv 1. The lttpr w as follmvri; ! Dear Sir: by virtue of authority in me vested i by law to we that the laws of this nation are ' properly enforced, I hereby earneitlj wlirit jou . to enforce all the laws creating and governing ' your office. While the Conrcsi of the I'nitcd States is endeavoring to impair our law and set aside our courts, we have a stronc and energetic representative at Washington looking after our in- t terests there, and to oppose all legislation calcu- J lated to injure us as a nation. I, therefore, urge you to stand firmly at jour post of dut, and i faithfully, honestly and fearlessly disciunrc jour j dut as a true, patriotic otilcir of jour countrr, J and le not discouraged at outide threats. A stronc; legal firm will be employed to look after all matters arising out of the question of juris- diction, and you will apply to them when in ned of legal assistance in vour office. Very sincerely, IaP.lRIIECIIKR. WILL EMPI-Ol' UNION MEN. .Mr. Heuricli' Promise to the Fed eration of I.uhor. A full quota of delegates from fifteen labor or ganizations attended the meeting of the local Federation of Labor, held last night at Plasterers' Hall. The contract committee reported that it had called upon Mr. Christian Heurich in reference to the work he proposed doing, and found that everything was all right and the labor would be done by union men. The suffrage committee reported progress and called attention to the statement that the House Committee on District Affairs would consider the bill submitted by the District Suffrage As sociation today. The delegate from the Workingtmn's Library Association and Bureau of Labor reported that tliat organization was making good headway. Last year .it reduced its indebtedness $"222. Among those who have lately made donations to the institution are Woodward c Lothrop, Saks & Co., William II. Hahn, Lewis Heilbrun, Victor L. Adier, Christian Heurich, the Na tional Hrewing Company and Messrs-. Mavcr & Pet tit. Arbnckle-Sunr Trust Fight. Pittsburg, Feb. 22. Arbuckle brothers made another move in their fight with the Sugar Trust by awaniing today to the Shook Anderson Manu facturinir Company, of this city, a contract for machinery for their rcfliicrj'. The contract will I le completed withiu four months, and to get the work out in that time the manufacturing j nn.Hhnn. ..! I V.n nntntinllibl fn,.h!iutl nil ill..... ' orders, and the machinery will lc ahiped to ?ew York as fast as- finished. A Baltimore Belle Wedded. Italtiniore, Feb. 22. Miss Xannie P. risher, daughter of Cliarles I). FMicr, Was married at noon today to Corbin B. Dallam, son of the late H. Clay Dallam. The ushers were Parks Fisher, James I. Fisher, Cliaries p. Didier, Alexander Xelson, Eugene Greenwny and John Young, of Richmond. Cenroiib of the Clitnene Empire. Tacoma. Wash., Feb. 22. Early this year the first completed census of the Chinese empire was taken. The enumeration had leen ordered after numerous consultations- between Li Hunt; Chang, the Empress Dowager and the Emperor. Daly Wins the Handicap. Long Branch, N.-J., Feb. 22, The Wash ington handicap was shot at Elkwood Park this afternoon, and PhiL Daly, jr., finished alone with a clean score. There were six contestants, and all remalneJ in fhe race except Patten, the left-hand crack, aud Steffens. The former went out on the filth round, and the latter on the thirteenth. SPECIAL NOTICES. R. L. C. All members of L. A. 1703, K. of L., are hereby notified to attend a special meeting Fri day evening, February 25, at 7:30 p. in.; business of vital importance to all. By order M. W. C. II. WORDKX, Secretary. fe22-3t-em THE annual meeting of the stockholders of the Cross Manufacturing Company, for the election of directors, will be held at the Hotel' Fleischmnn, Alexandria, Va., THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1E98, at 4 p. m. JOS. B. FORKER, Secretary. fel?-13t AXXCAL mcctinir of the shareholders of the Washington Title Ins. Co. will be held on Thursday, March 2L 1S03. at 2 o'clock p. m., for the election of officers and other business. Trans fer liook-s closed March 0. WM.. REDLV WOOD WARD, President, 507 E st. nw. It-em DIED. TIIIEL On Monday, February 21, 608, at 4:SO p. m., at her residence, Ko. 614 Seventh street southwest, ROBERTA, widow of the late Nicholas Titiel, after a lone; and painful illness. Notice of fuueral hereafter. It-em UNDERTAKERS. J. WHalIA-M LEE. UNDERTAKER, 332 PaAve K. W. First-class service. 'Flione, 1383. Oik Your credit is good at Laasbirgii Fnraiture Co., I22t F St ; ' ! Great ! I Four Days' Sale of t Parlor Furniture The next four days will be memora ble ones in our Parlor Furniture De partment. We have arranged a sale that will make a stir among the furni ture people. The factishis depart ment is overloaded, and we are daily expecting some more large shipments. Therefore we have taken radical meas ures to make room. The reductions, as you will see by the following items, are enormous, and will quickly cause the distribution of the goods. If at any time at. all it is not convenient for you to pay cash, tell us to charge the goods and pay at your leisure. i 5-piece Parlor Suite mahogany finish frames up holstered in silk tapestry. Was $25 This Four Days' Sale, t 5 -piece Parlor Suite mahogany finish frames up holstered in silk tapestry. Was $30 This Four Days' Sale, 1 T ! r , k . ..75 5-piece Parlor Suite inlaid mahogany finish frames upholstered in fine silk dam ask. Was $5 1.50 This Four Days' Sale, $36.85 1 5-piece Parlor Suite mahogany - finish frames neatly carved upholstered lu fine silk damask tufted back. Was $55 This Four Days' Sale, $38.85 ' 1 5-piece Parlor Suite solid mahogany frames in laid upholstered in best qual ity of silk damask tufted back thoroughly well made. Was $85 This Four Days' Sale, $62.50 1 5-piece Overstuffed Parlor Suite upholstered in figured Velour 6-inch fringe. Was $35 This Four Days' Sale, $22.50 1 5-piece Overstuffed Parlor Suites upholstered In fine silk damask tufted back puffed front well made in every re spect. Was $S5 This Four Days' Sale, $61.50 1 Very Fine 5-piece Parlor Suite made in all hair up holstered in fine quality silk damask. Was $i40 This Four Days' Sale, S97.50 ' Lansbuf gh I Furniture and Carpet Co., 1226 F Street : 1 Very Fine 3-piece Turk ish Suite made in all liair upholstered in all silk damask Sofa, Divan and Reception Cliair. Was S25O This Four Days' Sale, .$172.50 1 3-piece Parlor Suite in laid mahogany finish frames upholstered in silk damask. Was S35 This Four Days' Sale, $23.50 1 Fine 3-piece Parlor Suite mahogany frames inlaid with pearls upholstered in silk damask very artistic in design. Was $55 This Four Days' Sale, $39.85 1 Fine 3-piece Parlor Suite mahogany frames inlaid upholstered in fine silk plusli embroidered back, serpen tine front. Was SSo This Four Days' Sale, , $57.85 1 very fineYerins Maiten Parlor Cabinet mirror back glass shelves fine hand painted panels. Was S140 This Four Days' Sale, $97.50 1 large Mahogany Arm chair wood seat fine rush back very unique. WasS25, This Four Days' Sale, $16.50 v : 1 lot Reception chairs ma- a hogany frames inlaid up- j holstered in silk damask. V Were 5g.5o This Four Days' Sale, $5.35 1 lot odd Parlor Chairs mahogany finished frames and all overstuffed upholstered in silk broca telle and silk dam ask. During this four days' sale at exactly One-half price. i 50 Parlor Lamps with jlobes or silk shades during This Four Days' Safe, One-half price. . Northwest. j.. . " fl. ji .J,