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- t - , THE SUfl, TUESDAY,, MABCH 18, 1897. " - - - " "'" - If
H' tUrson'a assurance thnt opportunity would bo
flren for tho House to pass upon 11 codo of rule,
Iepbum protested against the demand for the
Brevlous question. To tlio surnrlMi of the Houso
lie voto won announced as 107 to 158, n victory
Kl of one for tho opponents of Reed, Before tho
il vote could bo announced another alllrniatlvn
K Toto wan cast. This nindo a tic, and
3, quickly there wns unothcr noguthe vote,
H nnd tho Houso held lis breath until
H llenderxon demanded tho yeas and nn).
Si Hepburn Insisted thnt under tho rules of tho Inst
jll. llouso twenty minutes should lie allowed for du-
JH, bate. Then ft wns that Hoed bocamn truly blm-
Hi self again. Ho looked straight nt Hepburn and
H ' said with his most cutting drawl! "Thero nro
f tiles and rules." and wlillo Ilio Houso wns
aughlng nt this ho explained tit tho Iruto gcntlo-
ly man from Iowa thnt Hie Houm-wns not acting
v under the rules of the lust llouso, but untlcrgcn-
VI ' crnl parliamentary law, and that even vrcr It
Ki not, thero had been eunuch debate to consume
W) ' the twenty minutes. Hepburn could light no
'4 . further. A voto wns then taken, mid tlicprc-
K1 vlous question ordered by n vote of 183 to 152.
K'. Tho original motion wim then adopted hyuvotu
g ( of lti 7 to 133, nnd the llouso rns ready lor IiiihI-
Br t, iichh.
f Thirteen Republicans vutcd with Mr. Hepburn
Hi I against the Sponker. hut ninny more than that
Wm l mitnbcr ulther voted with blni or nit silent In
Mrs their sualsmi tho viva voce vote. Among thesn
y ;' vcroHoutollenf Mnlno nnd ltnrrett nt Mnsi.i-
H i chuscttH, neither of whom s.otod. They ens-
I . tnlned thn Speaker until thn yea and nnyvohi
iX' was taken. This voto closed tho only unusiinl
H' Iticidotitof tho ilny, and when it wns over thu
l? , speaker took n new crip n starting In nguln iw
Ip Ppoiikerof th- House. He will prolmbly koep on
wfl j bis desk fo 'vurnl ilnys the mil cull which
ft ?. allows who i Republicans uro who havo re-
Wm ' K belled against his rules.
Ej t Tho Speaker uunoiiin'rd the appointment of
mf, t tho comiiilttees mi ltules, on Ways and Means,
mA 1 ond on .Mllrnge, -. follows:
pt'vt F Committee mi Hules Thn Hivfer, Steurs. Hinder-
fcjJII: son lis. i, lislrcll il'u.), Krpubllcanai uilley (Tex.) and
Kf ' lIcMIUhi iTiini ), lieinncr.us.
mj p. Commute" on Waja and Means Messrs. DJnnlcy
Ji! (J, iJlo.), Clialrniaui 1'nyno iN. Y ). Daltell (Pa.), Hop-
MPl ' kin (III.), iliusvcnor (O.i, l)olller (la.). Steele Ind.),
PS - Jolinsnii (N. n. i, f.viuis (Ky i. Tnwney (Minn.), ItepuV
WM J Ileansi Stehsrs. Unlley (Tex.). MeMlllln (Tonn.).
KJ Wheeler Htn.l, Mel.nitrlii (. (.'.), Ituliertsou (Ijt.),
MY Bwnnsoii (Vii.). lM-iiifierats.
K ' Cnmuilttee on .Mllenue Mcurs. Wrinht (Mass.),
L- t riiatrnium IlarhsiM (Cut.), Ilmizti (Mil.), ltepubltciinii
'; Cooper (Tex.), l.ewls-t(la.). Democrats.
' In studylnit the personnel of tho now Concrcss,
k It Is plain to ecu what tho election IlKUrcs havo
W. nlrciuly shown--Hint ncirly nil of thu prominent
H' Itepiibllcans of the old House havo coino hack to
j) tho new, mid Hint chnntrei of Importance nro for
BV tlio most purl on tho Democratic Bide. "Silver
H; J licit" Illiind of Missouri, "Watch Dor" Hoi-
b . man of IudlHiin, .lehii linker of Illinois arc some
H of thu old, fnmllinr liuiiiorrutH who havo ro-
J, turned, itllkouith one of tliem, Mr. Ilakcr, was a
If HcpuMlciiii when Inst in Conirress. liivlm; de-
;- foatcd uolessn mim than William It. Morrison.
H' Jerry Slinpson, tho pocklesa statesman of Kan-
Ik pas. Id tho rutin ntni; I'opulist pilsrlin. Mr.
HK Ho. man looks no older now than bo did
Civ whin bo w.is hero liefnrc, and ho had
Kt thu sumo tltllo blaik sboustrlmr tlo nbout his
S! neck, " Silver Dlclc" Illand looked briKhtor nnd
Hip- fresher thnn diirlnnhls unfortunate run for tho
u i l'resldencylastHummer.nnd chewed and rlinworl
Ht to-day jiiHt.nR lionlwaj s did in tho llouso. 6omo
? - miy it Is tohncto that tlio silver champion chows.
K ' others sny It is his cud. On tho Ilnnuhllcnti side
F' the two most conspicuous "Wur Horses" tore-
MH. turn uro .lohn H. Ketelinm nnd Jnnies J. Holden
( " of Now York. Mr. Kclchnmwent about, as usual,
us whlsperliitf to everybody, and Mr. llcldcn simply
l? sat still nnd thoiiKbt.
EHq Aniline the men who were Interestlnrf figures
I; In thu last Hoiiho for one reason or unothcr, and
who wero mlsslnf; to-day, wero John K. Cowon
;, of Ibiltiuiore, onu of tho leaders of tho sound-
,- money cnmpaiiru in Maryland last fall: Gon.
William Draper of Massachusetts, who will go
lis Minister toQerinnny or Italy; "Undo Sam"
Btepbensou uf MlehlKan, whoso quaint, old
fashioned manners nud generosity In tho matter
, of cli;nrs made hlui popular with everybody;
Chnrlcs A. Towno of Minnesota, wlio enmoto
Congress its an nrdent nnd enthusiastic Repub
lican, mudon reputation as a free-silver orator,
nnd then went over to the Populists. Mr.
Tow no wns present to-dny In tlio House, but
kept behind tho mils. Tbreo members of tho
old New York delepitlon wero missed to-day
Oov. McCormlck nnd Franklin Dartlett. Demo
crats, nnd Oen. Newton M. Curtis of Omdens
burir, Ronubllcan, Hinder Hermann of Orenon,
ono of tbu stronp; Western memliers, wns not
present, bavin? been defeated for renomlnatlon,
nnd Henry Kt. ueorBo Tucker of Virginia, a very
popular meuilwr of twoorthrcopnstConcresses,
was absent to-day, bis pbico being taken by
Jacob Yost, a Hcpuhllmn. Tho cowboy Con
trtcssmnn. Miles (Jrowloy of Texas, returns
no more, and neither docs Judge David II,
Culberson, ono of tho ablest Democrats
who ever sat In Congress. For many years
ho was an oracle nmoiu the members of bis
party, nnd though ho wasted no time in talk ho
accomplished n vast umount of work. Judge
Culberson retired voluntarily, after twenty-four
years of Bcrvlee, but it bus boon said among his
cnllcngiics that ho has since regretted his action.
He looked regrotful to-dny as ho leaned over tho
Iron rnlllnc: outside tlio rail. The new Texas
delegation in interesting becnuso of tho presenco
of one Itcpiihllcnn among them, It, H. Itawlcy.
The only negro member of tho last llouso,
Oeorge Washington Murray of tho First South
Cnrollnadistrlct, was not rcSlected, hnvlngbeen
defeated by William Klllott, ono of tho gold
Democrats in the present House, the other being
William McAleerof Pennsylvania. Mr. Murray
successfully contested Col. Elliott's scat In the
Inst Congress. Thoro Is a colored member on
tho North Carolina delegation In tho present
House, howovcr leorgoH. White. Ho is not a
black man lilto Murray, but yellow, and has a
good figure, pleasant, intelligent face, and gen
erally attractive appearance.
Among tho interesting new faces to-day was
James Rankin Young of Philadelphia, who u
few yoars ago wna dismissed from his placo ns
executive clerk of the Senate on tho trumped-up
chargo of bnvlng furnished to newspa
pers tho proceedings of executive ses
sions. It was known nt the time that
Mr. Young was being made tho scapegoat
of Senators who had violated their own rules.
Ho was elected from tho Fourth Pennsylvania
district purtlon of the city of Philadelphia by the
largest majority given to any Congressman ox
cout ShalTroth of Colorndo.jVho, of course, re
ceived practically the entire voto of his district.
S. V. whito of Now York, who novcr misses an
opening of Congress, sat In u chair In tho front
row to-day. Just as If liu wero a member. The
tallest man in tho now membership Is "Or"
Bulloway of Now Hampshire, and tho shortest Is
Baniuel W. Smith of tho Sixth Michigan district.
Tho first is nearly soven feet high, mid the sec
ond slightly over five.
The drawing of seats, which takes placo nt the
opening of each now Congress, was moro Inter
i eetlng than usual this year bocausoof tho Inter
esting fact that nearly all tho leaders on both
Bides wero compelled to tako tbo moHt undesira
ble seatB In tho House, their named having been
, drawn lost out of the box, Thu method or draw
ing seats Is simple, absolutely fair, but amusing.
; Tho alphabetical list of members is numbered,
and corresponding numbers placed on Ivory balls
i ' arodrnwnoutof a box by a blindfolded pago. The
Clerk looks ut tho number on tlio ball, calls out
tbo name set opposite thut number on tho roll
, call, and the member thus designated can tuko
.. any seat not already selected.
i. ' Tho drawing to-dny wus preceded by a sonic-
;-, whut Ill-natured sput between tho lenders on
. both sides over an attempt to reserve places for
) certain mora or less distinguished members.
llrst thu Republicans proposed that Sir, Grow
of Pennsylvania, as the only ex-Siienkcr, bo ul-
lowed to select his seat. Then McMlllin, for the
3 Democrats, proposed that tbo umo fuvor bo
, shown Mr. Iiolmun, the Democrat oldest In scr
)' vice. The Itepubllcans wore willing If Uio name
;K- of Mr, Hanucr of Pennsylvania, the olil
XI est Republican, was added, but Uio Dem-f-
ocraU then wanted to namo Uland of Ills
.. ' aouii, the next oldest Democrat in service, as
, an offset to Hanner. Cannon of Illinois, for tbo
Republicans, was willing If the namo of Mr.
Ding ley. tho Chairman of tbn Wnj s and Means,
; should bo included. The Democrats were not
willing to concedo Mr. llarmcr'a claim to dis
tinction, however, although contending for that
of Uoluan. Representative " Dcrtlo " Adams of
Philadelphia llually upset the whole plan by ob
jecting toauypartof It unless Harmor should
be Included. Thereupon all the members wero
ordered baok of Uie rail, and tho drawing began.
The first name culled was that of a now mem
ber unheard of before, and for a long tlmo none
?f tho loaders on oltber side was called. The
lepubllcaus placed Mr. Urow'o hat on his old
desk, and thus kept It for him, and Representa
tives Wadsworth and Wilson of Now York ar
ranged matters so that Mr. Dlngloy, whoso name
was among tho lost called, got bla old chair In
the centre of tho Republican side, while Mr.
Wilson took h seat Immediately behind
blm, und Mr. Wadsworth, who proposed tho nr
rungenient, lost himself uwny over on the out
side row. Silver Dick llland's namo was called
early, and ho took tho seat ho occupied two
yoars ago, but Holinan's name was way down at
the toot of the list, and ho got only u fairly good
sent over in "The Chcrokeo Strip." This Is tho
section on tho Democratic side furthest re.
moved from tho range of the Speaker's eyo and
assigned to the ovortlow from the Repub
lican membership. The deslrablo part
of the Republican sido are the seats
Immediately surrounding Chairman Dlngley's
desk. Futo was unlucky to the leaders to-day
and tbu nobodies got ull the desirable seals,
while Bomo of tno most prominent and Influcn-
: tlal men on tho Republican aide, liko Hltt and
Henderson, were compelled, much against their
' will, tolnkoBcutRoveroutheoutorcugoufTho
Btrlu," They wero very good oatured In their
r Among the very lost of the names called
wero those of Houtello of Maino und llarrett of
' Massachusetts, tho one a collenguo of tho
Speaker and the other, until a short time ago,
regarded In some quarters us hlu rival. Neither
Seemed to accept bis fate complacently, and the
louse wub somewhat amused at their unhaiipl
neis. Dou telle, however, finally saved himself
iroui squatting on "Cherokee Strip" by doing a
vory manly and decent thing. When his namo
... was finally called, just before tho lottery was
our, ho cast bis eyo over the Republican side;
' LhenheglnncodovertotheCberokee Strip, and as
; bunas about tomovoon that torrllory.henoticed
tbut right before blm on tho hack row of tho
rentro of tho Republican sldo there was an
empty chair. If ho took It bo would hnvo as u
neighbor on one sldollcpburn of Iowa mid on tho
Ot".r..V!0 only colored member of the House,
Mr.WMlo or North Curolinn. This Isuhyiho
iliulr remained vacant solnug, Mr. Houtello did
not liesitutp. He quickly dropped Into tbo chair,
l turned til tbo colored member.- whom ho had not
6 met bororo. shook his hand boartily, welcomed
blm to rue Houso und settled down philoso
phically to enjoy bin eat. When tbo drawing of
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the seats wns concluded the President's message
wns rend ami tbo House adjourned, .
Of tho 3ri7 men who constitute tlie member
ehlp of tho House, 102 havo never before served
In that capacity, while 111 moro havo served
In former Congrcsief, mnklng altogether 14B
new membem nnd atlO who served In tho lost
Congress, l'ollllcnlly classified thero aro 200
Republicans, lt!8 Democrats, and 21) luslon,
Sllverltcs, and Populists.
To-day's proceedings In tlio. House demon
strated conclusively thnt President Mckinley
nnd Hpenker Reed hnvo a tborouub iinde.rstnnd
Ing In regard to the methods to he, employed to
eocurc the pnssngo of tho Dinglcy Tariff bill. As
soon ns tho Houso wns orgnnlred Mr, Dlngley
took the ccntro of tho stngo and held It. with th.j
usslslnnco of Speaker Reed, .until the tariff
making iniiclilnory was put In motion. Urst
enmo tho President's short stntlstlcnl message,
calling attention to tbo necessity for more reve
nue. Mr. Dlngley rosponrtod by Introducing tho
now Tariff bill, nnd Spcnkcr Reed completed tbo
ad by appointing tbo now Commltttoon Ways
Tbo minority of that commlttoo was a com
plete surprise, because old and experienced
Democrats aro passed over ahd the places aro
given to vonng, ambitious men who arc Inclined
toglvo the South tbo bennllt of a protective
policy, so long us It remains upon tbo stntuto
I ooks. Representative Mclurln goes mam thn
rommlttco again: so do Representatives Mc
Mlllin nndWhoolor. The now Democratic mem
bers aro Ilnlley of Texas, Robertson of Louisi
ana, and Swnnson of Virginia. In selecting tbo
joungerclrinent In tbo Dcmocrntlo party to suc
ceed such men ns the Into Spenkor Crisp nnd
Judge Turner, tho Speaker Is mild to hnvo boon
nctunled by adcslroto chooso men who aro not
wedded to tho old Democrat principle of froo
IN THIS BKNATK.
The extraordinary session was opened In tho
Sennto by rending tho President's proclamation
convening It. Sixty-eight Senntors answored to
tho roll call nnd tho galleries wero filled to ovcr-ilou-inir.
Mr. W. A. Harris (Pop., ICnns.) was sworn In
as successor to Mr. Pelfer.
The credentials of Henry W. Corbclt, appoint
ed by tbo (lovernorof Oregon to succeed John
II. Mitchell, tlio Lcglshituro hnvlng fnllod to
elect, wero presented by Mr. Mcllrldo (Rep.,
Oro.), who said that Mr. Corlmtt was present
nnd ready tu take tho oath of olllco.
Mr. Oray (Dem., Del.) thought that In viow of
the unusual circumstances In connection with
thocasotho credentials should bo referred to
tho Committee on Privileges ond Kloctlons. Ho
made a motion to that effect, and It wus agreed
After the appointment of committees to notify
thu President nnd tho Houso thnt tlio Senate was
ready to begin ttB duties, a recess wus taken un
til 2 P. M.
At Jl:10 Mesurs. Hoar (Rep., Mass.) and Cock
roll (Dem., Mo.), the eommlltco on tho part of
tho Senate, reported that "tho President ex
tended his cordial greeting nnd would commjint
cnto a message in writing In a short time."
Assistant Secretary Pruden announced nnd
presonted tho message, which was read by tho
Clerk. Tho message occupied tho undivided at
tention of tho Senators and of tho audience in
the gnllorles, but no demonstration followed Its
Then, on motion of Mr. Allison (Rep., la.), the
Senato adjourned until to-morrow at noon.
THE CIXGIXXATI OlfDEKEIi nOME.
Iter Place In tbe European Fleet to no Tnken
by tbe Italelgh.
Washington, March 15. Socrctary Long has
directed the withdrawal of the Cincinnati from
Admiral Sclfrldgo's lleot on tbe European sta
tion, and her return homo In April. Her placo
will be taken by the cruiser Ralclgb, now
fitting nt Norfolk for a three-years' tour In
foreign waters. Tho exact date of the Raleigh's
depnrturo hnnnot been fixed, hut It Is expected
that repairs will bo comploted and sailing orders
Issued t be first wook In April.
Tbe Cincinnati on reaching New York will be
overhauled and assigned to tbo North Atlantic
station. It Is not tbo purposo of tbe naval au
thorities to rcduca the strength of tbo Kuropcan
flcot, and as fast as ono vessel requires over
hauling at home somo other will bo sent out to
take its placo.
Admiral Scltridgo ban orders to keep tho
greater part of his squadron near Smyrna and to
keep well away from Canoiu Tbo naval author
ities far soma weeks havo boon alive to tho
necessity of maintaining tho ships near the
Turkish coast as long ns there is danger of a con
flict between Greeco and Turkey.
Tho department has Issued orders retiring tho
Newark from actlvo service, so that a thorough
overhauling may bo given tho ship. Her officers
and men will bo detached to-morrow and trans
ferred to other duties. ,
Acceptance Trial or thn CnnboaU Wilmington
WAsnntOTOK, Mnrch 10. Secretary Long
Issued orders to-day for tbo official acceptance
trial of tho gunboats Wilmington and nclcna in
Long Island Sound, over tho 27-knot measured
course of Now Londou, next Monday and Tues
day. The Wilmington will leave Hampton
Roads on Saturday mid the Holena on Sunday
for Long Island Sound, and the trial board will
meet at New London on the 22d to conduct tlio
runs, which will he made on successive days, tbo
Wilmington on tbe 22d ond tbe Helena on tbo
Washington. March 15. The following naval
orders have been Issued:
Lteut. J. Y, rarker bas been ordered as eupervlsor
of New York harbor, Aorll S, being detained from
tno branch hydrngraphllo orflce. New York, for ibmt
purpose. lie relieve Lteut. Commander D. Dele
hauty, who ! ordered to the Columbia as executlvo
omeer. replacing Lteut.-Cnmmand6r c. O. Allltone,
to whom three monttu leave It granted.
Capt. W. 3. Wise baa been cboen to succeed Capt.
Glass In command of tbo battleship Texas, tbe last
uay of thn present tmontb, baring been detacred
rrom the monitor Arapbltrlte Tor that purpose. In
which position he will be relieved by Capt. J. D.
Coghian, transferred rrom command of the lllch
mnud. Capt. W. D. Hoff has been pUced on'the retired
Hit on Account of physical disability, promoting
Charles D. Hlgabee, tbe naval bydrograpber. to the
grade or Captain.
I.leut. W. II. Bcheutze. for the past four years
naval aide to Assistant Secretary McAdon, has been
ordered to the cruler Marbleaead, relieving Lteut.
tY. C. Cowtes. to whom three months' leave Is
1'ay Director W. w, TTlllalms will lie transferred
fnm t"e Port xtoral to the Puet Sound naval tta
lion. April UG, relieving Pasted Assistant Paymaster
U. It, aultlvtn to settle accounts and wait orders.
Passed Aetltunt Engineer' J. C. Leonard will
trantrer from the Detroit to the Cincinnati In the
Mediterranean, and Assistant Engineer K. It. Pol.
lock wilt go from the Cincinnati to the Ulnneapolli.
WABnTNOTON. March 15. The following army
orders have been Issued :
Capt. Hsmuel II. Jnnrt, Asttttant Quartermaster,
will relieve Mujor Daniel D. Wheeler of bit duties
as Chief (Quartermaster or the Department of the
I'latte, In addition to his present duties at Omaha,
Neb. Major Wheeler win proceed to hi. jpaiii.
Mtun., for duty a Chief (juartermarter of the De
partment of Dakota, to relieve Malor John nimpsnn.
Major almpson will proceed f San Anlontn. Tex.,
for duty as Chief CJtiartermaster or the Department
or Texas. In relieve Lleut.-Cnl. Amos a. Kimball.
Lleut.-Col. Kimball will proceed 'o New York city
and relieve Col. Marshall L. i.udlngton. Asslitaut
(juartcrmatter.dei.eral. In charge or the general
depot or the (juartermntter's Department In that
city. Col, Ludineion will become Chief Quarter
master or the Department of the East.
Capt. John M. Canon. Jr.. Aitlttant Quartermat
tcr, recently acpointed. will report to the Quarter.
master.deneral of the army for temporary duty In
First Lieut. Itenry C. Newcomer, corps 'of engi
neers, will relieve Capt, Oraham D. Fitch of tne
duties now In hit charge, perform them In addition
lo hit present dutlei. and report to thn Pretldrot of
the Mltsltilppl Hirer Commission. Capt. riicn will
report t Wlllets Point, N. Y for duty wnr the
battalion of engineers and at the United Slates En
Candidate Tor Admiral llamaay Place.
WASHINGTON, March lf. Capt. John W.
Phillip, Captain of tho Now York Navy Yard, Is
a candidate to succeed Admiral Ramsay ns chief
of tho Nuvlgntlon Ilureau. Capt, Phillip's last
cruise wns as commander of tho flagship New
York, and ho retired from her with tho record
of leaving tho ship In poor condition. Ho has
Iho support of n number of the New Kiigland
Congress delegation, but bis strength is not be
lieved to bo strong ejiuugh to Hecnro Iho billet,
"Fighting Hob" Kviiiis und Cant. Henry C.Tnj
Jor nro also candidates. "Figblliig Uob" wns
after tbe place during tho Cleveland Adminis
tration, but there was no way lu remove Ad
miral Ramsay gracefully. Admiral Rninsnv re
tires on Apill 5, and tbo selection of Ills succes
sor will bo uiado lie.'oro ho leaves (be utllco,
Applications Tor onice.
Washington, March 15. Ten applications
for olllco were received at tbo Treasury Depart
ment this morning, as follows;
J, N. fccott of Port Tuwusend. Willi., to be Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury, and I), c. llraly of James
town, Tenu., lo be Collector of Customs at Knoxvllle,
To be Collectors of Internal Ueteuue 11, A. Miller
of Iloaglaud, Ind., at I-unreneburg; Krauk Duremus
of HI Iteuo, Okla., at Leavenworth. Kan.j II. 11. Slid
daiiKh of hurrordavllle, Ky at Lexluirloiij It. II.
Llghtfootot Vanderthurg, Ky., at Untmliro; A. M,
Jets of Orunt'al'asK.Or.. at Portland i W. O. Merrick
of Olendover, Va., at Lynchhurui J. J. McLaughlin of
Jumping branch, W. Va, at 1'arkerabiirg,
Vice-President Houart bna appointed Fred
erick Evans, Jr., of Newark, N. J as his pri
vate secretary, und Harry JlastlanelU of New
Jersey us messenger.
Palmar orChlruao to lie Public Printer, B
Washington, March 15. Frank W. Palmer
of Chicago is to lw Public Printer, and will bo
appointed very soon. Thu President to-duy sent
tor Senator Hale, Cbuirmau of Iho Committee
on Printing, und asked if thero would bo any
objection to .Mr, Palmer's continuation. Mr.
Halo replied that, on tho tontrary, Mr. Palmer
was recognized by all Senntors ns tbo best Pub
lic Prlutortboy had known dutiug their experi
ence, and thatJno better man could bo selected
for tbo olllco. lit Is expected rjiut bis mono will
be sent to tbe Ocnuta to-morrow.
RUSH FOR QFFIGIfi STILL ON.
TUB iriTXTX? JtOVHE AOAXlf FIZZED
xrrzn 1'Zaoe nvyxEits.
So Many fcnatnra Were Thrre In the Mernlng
That the Henatn slight Have Been Called to
Order In the ltfanalou-fteaator Piatt Has
Another Interview nltb the President;,
Washington, March 15. Tho rush of office
seekers, Senators, Representatives, ond others
to the White Houso continues. Long before 10
o'clock this morning, tho hour for tho opening
of tho White llouso door, Senators ond Repre
sentatives began to onter tho mansion, and
wero forced to wait, under tbe rules, until 10,
tho time eel for receiving Senators nnd Repre
sentatives, Ono Senator arrived nt tho Wblto
House, accompanied by a constituent, at 11:30.
Secretary Porter Is n Btlckler for Wblto
Houso rules, and Is loatho to mako ex
ceptions. After tbo rush onco started, It
seemed as If' It would neve coaso, nnd
at ono tlmo tho Sennto might havo been
called to order In tho Whlto House, for thero
wns nearly n quorum present. Sonntor T. C.
l'lntt was among the early visitors. Tho Now
York Senator walked hurriedly from his hotol,
which Is right across tbo park, to tho Executive
Mansion, nnd entered almost unobserved. Sev
eral Senators and Representatives wero with tbe
President at tho tlmo nnd Mr, Plntt was mo
tioned to a sent, where bo wnltcd two minutes ,
for tho President to dlsposo of visitors. Tho
room wns quickly cleared, Mr. Piatt drew up bis
chair, nnd for over ten minutes ho bad tho Presi
dent's oar. Then ho departed through tbo same
door ho entered and wus out on tho street with
out having been seen by ton people.
"I found that the President wns not mnklng
appointments to-dny," said Senntor Piatt, "and
I did not recommend any of tbo peoplo I would
llko to have placed. My visit was for tho pur
poso uf sorvlng nottee on the Prerldoat that I did
not want nil tho Fedoral plnoes In New York
foreclosed on mo. In other words, I did not
want tho New York ofiloes to go by default. I
told tho President that I would hnvo sovoral
names later to present, but today the New York
pntronngo question wns not dlsou&sed beyond
vvbnt I havo already said." '
Mr. Piatt Intimated that he would again visit
tlio White House, perhaps this week.
Senator "Hilly" Mason was up at an oarly
hour and was among tho first to enter tbo Whlto
House. Ho camo alone and prcsontod tho claim
of Capt. J. R. Thomas of Chicago for Assistant
Secretary of tbo Navy to succoed Mr. McAdoo.
Mr. Mason has visited tho mansion every day
since tbo Inauguration, and ho gives promise to
contlnuo Ills visits until his men nave been ac
cepted or rejected.
Representative A. C. Harraer of Pennsylva
nia, a personal friend of the President's, called
at an early hour, entered by a private door, and
was with tho President several minutes. Rep
resentative D. 11. Henderson of Iowa, who has
many applications from "original McKinley
men" In Iowa who would like to havo a slice of
Federal pic, camo this morning and urged that
Iowa's shnre of the spoils be given her.
Senator Fulrbanks, with bis long frock coat
buttoned closely, bis slouch hat In hand, and
overcoat on arm, came with two Indiana visitors
who wanted to shake hands with the President.
Tbo Indiana Senator Is vloso to the President,
and was temporary Chairman of tbo convention
thnt nominated McKinley and Hobart,
Mr. Henry C. Payno, who is supposed to bo
outside tbo McKinley brcastworkB, entered the
Executlvo Mansion before tbo hour of 11. Ho
had an uxicablo talk with tho President, but
Buys bo wants no office. Ho protested against
tbo appointment of Mod Taylor of tho Badger
Stato for tho olllco of Fourth Assistant Post-master-General.
Mr. Payne was with tho Presi
dent but a moment, nnd took the morning train
for New York.
Senator Fryo of Maine asked tbo President to
make some Maino appointments.
Ex-Spe.ikcr Grow, who first camo to Congress
away bark In 1851, camo Into tho White House'
with a sprightly air, and aftor seeing tho Pres
ident, departed with tho springing step of a
younger man. Mr, Grow is tbo old young man
of tho House.
Dr. W. W. Thomas, candidate fpr Min
ister to Sweden, camo In and saw Secre
tnrv Porter a few minutes. Senntor nar
rows of Mlcblcan und Gen. Spauldlng, who
Is scheduled for ono of the AsBislnnt Sec
retaryships of the -Trensury. camo togethor and
were with the President a short tlmo. Kx-Ilep-rcscntntlvo
Dinger Hermann of Oregon, candi
date for Commissioner of the General Land
Olllce, came to see tho President In his own lw
half. He also brought his Huccossor In Congress
with him. L'p to within three days ago it was
cxpectod that Mr. Hormann would have smooth
sailing for tbo Lund Olllco, but n new candidate,
in the person of Isaac N. Pearson of IUIno', bas
appeared In tho field and Mr. Hermann will huvo
to nustlo If bo expects to get tho place.
Gen. Orosvenor, Presldont MeKlnley's official
flgurer in Iho recont contest for tbo Ropnbllean
nomination, was a Wblto Houso caller. Mr.
Orosvenor 'camo In behalf of M. E. Cranston of
Colorado, formerly of Ohio, an applicant for the
District Attorneyship of the Centennial State.
Representative Catcblngs of Mississippi was also
Senntors Proctor nnd Kyle came In together,
tbo former to look aftor Vermont pntronngo ana
the latter to look after the Interests of Major
Pickler. Now that H. Clay Kvnns has thoCom
mlsslonershlp of Pensions bagged, it has been
necessary for Mr. Pickler to cast eyes about for
some other Government place. Ha has fcaBtod
his eyes on tho Deputy Coramlssloncrsblp of
Pensions and will bo satlsfiod if this Is given to
him. He also bas a place In the Interior Depart
ment In view.
Senator Prltchard of North Carolina, who rode
roughshod over tho bewhtskcred Chairman of
tho Populist National Committee and landed
safely In u sent In the Senate, camo to present
.1. M, Moody of tbo old North State for tho ofllco
of Assistant Attorney-General. Representative
Lorrln A. Fletcher of Mluuesotn brought C. 8.
Cairn to Ilia Whlto Houso to shake the Presi
dent's hand. Justice Harlan entered tbo door
of Secretary Porter, and after whispering
u few wonls In tbo car of tbo Secre
tary, wont into tbo President's private of
llco, Khook his band, Bald "Good morn
ing," &c, and came away. Representative
C. W. Stono, Chairman of tbo Coinage. Weights
and Measures Committee, accompanied by W.
W. Drown, a constituent, Baw tho President.
Mr. Brown is nfter "some good Government
Job." Representative Hooker of Now York, ono
of tbo members of the famous "Hog Combine,"
which controls nil putronago under tbo House
of Representatives, came to see about getting
poiltlons for soveral New Yorkers. Rcpre
Bcntntlvo Bromwcll of Ohio stepped In a mo
ment. Tho Hon. A. T. Wood of Bowling Green, Ky.,
Senator nppolnted by Gov. Bradley to succeed
Joe Blackburn, wus with tbo President a mo
ment, and tho question of Kentucky pntronngo
was lightly touched upon. Mr. Wood was given
to understand that no appointments In Ken
tucky would be mado Immediately. Represen
tative Prince of Illinois, who succeeded tlio late
Gen. Philip S. Post, also wns n caller. Repre
sentative Jumos A. Ilemenway of the First Indi
ana district and James II, McNcely, a constitu
ent nnd editor of tbe Kvansvillo Courier, had
the President's ear a moment.
"Tbo tbreo prodigal sons," ex-Senator Fred
Dubois, Representative Cburloy Hnrtmnn, and
ex-Iteprcscntntlvo Chnrloy Towno, found thorn
solves In a distinctly Republican atmosphere
this morning. They camo llko lost sheep re
turning o tbo fold. A troubled look haunted
I heir faces. They did not seem nt home, or if at
home It did not appear to thorn that they wero
welcome. They entered cautiously, as If tread
ing on snered soil or broken glass. Fred Dubois
came first. He entered, surveyed the field,
mid looked uluut cautiously as If to seo if
Hie coaHl wero clear, then beckoned tn his com
ruiles loiipprnnch. They did ho, but slowly mid
in. if half frightened, Thn free-silver trio stood
In thu rear of tbo room a moment und scut n
friendly person who recognized them to seo Sec
retory Portor and tn Inform blm of their pres
ence. Tho colored doorkeeper, howovcr, noticed
the cx-Sonulor and gavo n,(. Bnap uwny. Ho
camo over to where Mr. Dubois was standing,
mid taking blm by the Inpcl of the cout grntlv
led him Into Mr. Porter's room, Mr.Towneund
Mr. Hartinan followed, After seeing Mr, Porter
t hoy departed, but not until uftnr tbuy had
bhakon tbo President's bund, Tho President
dlil not treat tbo wayward eons ns common ene
iiiIch, but with the respect and good feeling
which ho would bestow upon a friend.
Representative Fowler of New Jersey was a
caller at tho While House to-duy, Representa
tive Hcrry of Kentucky presented two District
Republicans, ono of whom Is a candidate for
nlllco. Senutor Baker and Representative
Kirkpatrlck of Kansas called to seo about
Kansas patronage. Their visit wus short,
Bellamy Storer, minus his e) minuses
and cuitomury smile, camo In quietly,
whispered a few words In Secretary Porters
car, looked about the room frightened, as
if bo wero afrutd eomo one would ciioulup on
blm und plunge a polnard between bis shoulder
blades, und left tlio room lu great haste. In a
Blanc whisper bo said to a newspaper man that
ho bad mudo no request for office, thut bo bas
no papers on 11 lo nt any of tbo departments for n
tluvuriiiiieut pinto, and that nouoof his friends
are working in ills behalf. When questioned as
tn tho diltleiilly between himself and Scuatur
Foraker bo bad nothing to say.
A few minutes hefuro 12 a flash-light photog
rapher appeared nt the White House and asked
tn take u picture of tbe corridor on tbe outside
of tbe President's roopi. Permission wus given,
and the artist then proceeded to set up his
camera. The chemicals to moke tbe Hash were
placed in a pan, which was sot on a pedestal
whi'jh derates the hromte bust of 'Lincoln,
When thechemlcals were Ignited the fire flashed
up In tho face of tbo slat no nnd scorched It, but
not badly, Tbo room wns II Hod with smoko,
which made It quite uncomfortable for persons
In It. Secretary Porter, who liaptwned through
tho hall, noticed tho smoke, nud for a moment
wns much troubled to think that tho Whlto
Houso hnd been filled with smoke tn satisfy n
photogrnphcr. As a result ho gavo ordors that
no moro flnsb-llght photographs bo taken In tho
Along about 2 o'clock tho outer corridor bo
camo pretty well congested, nnd Secretary Por
ter gavo onion, to have tbo doors thrown open
that persona might seo tho President. Tho
crowd then surged In, nnd for thirty minutes tho
Prosldrnt shook bonds nnd talked with every
Tom, Dick, and Hnrry whocumotosvoblm. A
rommlttco of tbreo colored gentlemen, who had
been waiting for several hours, look tho
occasion to present President McKinley
with resolutions passed by n mnss mooting
of Maryland colored men, thanking blm for tbo
appointment or Jnnies A. Gary to n Cabinet
oilier. F. F. Williams, ono or 'ho committee,
lnndo a little speech In tei" '.g tbo framed
rcFolutlon to the Pnslilent.
Kx-Scnntor Bl.ilrof Now ; - .pshlro ennio In
about this time In company with .1. 11. Sulno
hart, W. A. Kelly, and John G. Brady, nil of
whom nro from Alnskn. They wero introduced
to tbo President und urged bin) to uso his ofiorts
toward securing tho passage of a bill to send
a delegate In Congress from Alaska. Tbo
tbreo gentlemen nro decidedly In lnvor of
bomo rulo for thn Territory and bo
llcvu thut a resident, of tho country
should lw unpointed In preferenco to somo for
eigner. Mr. llrndy snys tlio lawn of tho Territory
nro not satisfactory to thu pence-loving natives.
Ho suggested that a commission of live tbo
Governor, tbu Jiiilgo.Attornuy-ticncral, and two
prominent oltlr.cns Iki nppolnted as a commis
sion to investigate tbo troubles In Alnskn, nnd
report to Congrcsn thu result ot their Inlwrs. Tho
President listened with attention, but gave tlicin
no detlntto nnswor.
Representative McAlccr, ono of tho two gold
Democrats (n Iho lust House, Representative
Elliott of South Carolina being tbo other ono,
called to coy his respects. Secretary of tho Navy
Longhad an hour's consultation with tho Pres
ident. Representative Spnrry camo in to neo
Secretary Porter. Sonntor Pcnroso wns another
caller ngaln to-day In quest of patronage. Co).
Otis of Los Angeles, who hopes tn bo nppolnted
Assistant Secretary of tho Navy, Bpont a mo
ment with tbu Presldont.
."Den" Butterwortb, cnndldnto for flollcllor
Gcuorol to suooeed Mr, Conrad; Booker T. Wash
ington, the colored Professor; ox-Attornoy-Gcn-cral
A. H.Qarlnnd, Major "LI go" Hairord, private
secretary to President Harrison, and Senntor II,
W. Corbctt were among tbo nfternoou callers.
At a o'clock tho Notification Commlttoo of tho
two houses, consisting of Senators Hoar and
Cockrell, and HcpreaontutlvosRnUoy.Northwny,
and Payne, came In to notify the President thnt
Congress wns organized and ready to procood
with business. Assistant Secretary Pruden.who
bad been waiting several minutes with tho Pros
dent's inessugu In his baud, then proceeded to
tbo Capitol nnd dollvercd it, Tho Notification
Conimlttco remained about u tuinuto und then
proceeded to the Capitol.
On Thursday afternoon Mrs. McKinley will
rocolvo the Indies of tbo Diplomatic Corps, this
having boon arranged by Sir Julian Pauncefote
on Saturday lust.
uoir to impiiove run mashes.
Meeting of Cnlhollo Temperance ftocletlra to
IHscusx tho Problem.
A meeting In the Interests ot tho "social bet
terment of tbo masses" was held In the Lenox
Lyceum last night under tho direction of tho
Archdloccsan Union of Catholic Tcmporanco So
cieties. Archbishop Corrlgan presided, and
many of tbo Catholic temperance Boclottes of tho
city were represented by delegations. Tho
societies brought their banners, and tho fronts
of tbo boxes wero draped with them. Among
tho societies represented wore: St. Paul's Total
Abstlnenco Society of Harlem, St, Monica's
Temperanco Society, St. John the Evangelist's
Guild. St. Veronica's Temperance Society, St.
Paul's Temperance Guild, St. Veronica's League,
and tho Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Total
Tho Rov. Father Doyle, Chairman of tho
Executlvo Committee, announced tho object of
the meeting and Introduced Archbishop Cor
rlgan ns tho presiding officer. Tho Archbishop
received an enthusiastic grcotlng. Ho Bald that
tho subject to bo dlscussod was ono thut
should bo very noar to overy Catholic
heart, if for no other reason than that
tho Popo had seen fit to make it tho occasion
of an encyclical, which pointed out tho best, tho
safest and tho truest way for bettering the
masses, Tho Archbishop then Introduced ns tho
first speaker tho Right Rev, John M. Farley,
Vlcar-Genjral. Among othor things Bishop
"Thero has arisen an evil force among our
peoplo, which is seeking to fan Into a flame tho
spirit of discontent that pruvnils among tho
mnssos. There is no denying that thero is a
spirit of discontent, tho cause of which must bo
found lu the natural inequalities of men. Those
who seek, by agitation, to Increase this spirit
are enemies to tho republic and enemies to tho
" Men are not born equal, tbo Constitution of
the United States to Iho contrary notwithstand
ing. Men nro born with certain natural in
equalities. These aro cultivated, some Imdly
and Borne worse, and this bas given rise to a
Bishop Farley hero rend from tho Popo's en
cyclical on the relations uf the rich to the poor
" It behooves all of us to cast about, us for n
remedy for these social evils. We Catholics
clnlm bat this encyclical contains it.
"Through our great Pontllf, tbo Catholic
Church Is Blowly but surely coming to lw
recognized ob tho leader In civil and social re
forms. Tho Catholic Church Ih tho only one,
for instance, thnt bus fought down thnt
demon divorce, which hns honeycombed tho
upper stratum of socloty and Is fast ruining tbo
homes ot those in tbo more humble walks of life.
Follow the prccopts of this great cncyollcul and
you will procure tho social betterment of tho
The othor speakers wero Justice Joseph F.
Daly, John F. McDonoiigh, nnd ex-Deputy As
sistant District Attorney Oliver. Letters of ro
rret were read from ox-Postmastor-ftenernl
Thomas L. James, Judge Morgan J.O'Drion, nnd
Col. Oeorge Bliss. Tho meeting closed with tho
adoption ot u sot of resolutions read by Father
JlUSSTATf PEASANTS QETTXA'O ZAND.
Urn Estates Ilrrnklna Up Into Smnll Hold
ing 3,(100,000 .rre Acquired by Former
Serf In One Year.
Yom the Ixindon Standard.
Some Interesting figures have been published
relating to the purchase and sale of land In
Russia In tho year 18D.1. Over all tbe forty-flvo
provinces of European Russia to which they
refer excluding, that Is. tbe Halt I j provinces
and those of Archangel andAstrakban astendy
lecrease of tbe landed property In tbo hands of
the nobility has been going on, with a cor.-e-spondlng
Increase In the amount held by mer
chants and wealthy peasants. In one year tbe
nobility parted nlth oye. five and a half mil
lion acres for nine million fonr:hundred. thou
sand pounds sterling, or about one pound thir
teen shillings and three pence per acre, and
bought, at a fractionally higher price, two mil
lion nine hundred thousand acres, a net loss ot
over two and a hall million acres, which have
passed Into the possession of persons vho, u
generation ago. wero serfs, the absointe prop.
erty of their lords, to be bought and Bold like
any other chattels, and advertised for salo In
Illegally press, precisely ns tbe;negro slaves of
the United States before tb wur.
Strlctlv speaking, tbo change has taken more
thnn a genorutiou to rome about, for, before
tbe emancipation of thoeerfs, It was customary
to ulliiw promising specimens lo enga e lu trade
or skilled labor away from the estate to which
they bvloniml. on condition. of paying a year)
sum, fixed arbltiarllv by them, to their mas
ters. Tlieso serct-frurd serfs bad, however, no
legal rights to any prnuurty they might ac
iulr: the master could. If be pleased, as was
not Inflenuelitly thu case, ralsn tbe qutllaVico
feu to an Impossible sum, or simply recall tbo
successful merchant or artltan from the town
where ho was plying ills trade, und enter Into
possusslnti of ull the products of bis Individual
Industry, Those of them who bad Just mas
ters, or who. In the absence of communications
In the country, could keep their lords In Ignor
ance of thctr growing prosperity, became tho
luceessfal merchants wnose sons are now a not
inslvnillcnnt power In tho land.
The figures show, howevor, that considerably
less tbuu hulr tbo 2.(1(14.000 odd acres which.
In Infill, patseil Into tbu hands ot tho nobles lo
other persons, have been acquired by tbo power
ful merchant class. Even th po sunt com
munes, which might have been expected tn ab
sorb tbe balance, do not appear D have mudo
large purchases. In short, an analysis shows
that another class or enste has sprung un in
(be past thirty years-uamely, tbu wealthy
peasant, unfavorably known lometlmii, in
connection with lo-ul grain corners, a tbu
Kulak, or "Fist," who, being essentially a peas
ant of tho peasants, lontrlves by superior jun
nlng. sometimes by the possession of u m-dl-uum;nf
education, and. In Justice. It mKt be
added, by a comparative r sober courier! llto
amid the general drunken license ot the Rus
sian village, to add field to field and rouble to
louble, until sufficient Las been amassed to
permit ot extenshe usurious dealings, wlillo
taking care lo keep tbo favor of the local au
thorities, Th road to wealth Is then plain
before Mm. und It Is aild that even the proverb
ial Jew Is less hard upon Ills unhappy victims
than the peatant nouvrau rtche, doubtlen be
cause the. name, race, und faith of tbe former
make blm less secure from tbe Inquisitions
t tbe law tbuu his orthodox brttbor, . .
,.,.,. ,.t,,,t :..jfc- . .
The Nairn Inlaid Linoleum,
mado in tile, wood and carpot
effects, special colorings nnd
designs for Spring, nowroady.
mado in fivo different grades,
in Delft blue and other artistic
colorings to match tho latest
per squaro yard upward.
BROADWAY, 18th S 19th Sis.
A'JCII' JE11SET ZEOISZATUltE.
mil Abolishing Nprlng i:leetlon In KewarU
und Jersey City l'aatr the Senate.
TrtEXTO, N.J., March IB. Tho Armbruster
Racing bill was not reported to-night In tho
Houso, but Its Introducer presented a petition
containing ninny signatures nBking for Its pas
sage. Thu Commlttoo on Revision of tho Laws
litis decided to report tho bill adversely to-morrow
The bill consolidating In Kovemborthomunlcl
pal and Stato elections lu Jersey City nnd New
ark and extending tho terms of tho officials In
tboso cities for eight mouths wns pnsscdlntho
Bennto by n voto of 11 to 8. Senator Kctcham
urged Its pnssago on the ground of economy, ns
it would savo it20,000 annuully to Newark, and
would result In many residents taking an Inter
est In municipal nlTalrs who do not do so now.
senators Daly nnd Kulilo opposed tbo hill be
cause It would destroy local self-government.
Is opposed to the recent declaration of Republi
can state platforms, and Is unconstitutional.
The alllrmatlvo voto wns Just sufficient to pass
thu bill, und It hns taken the Newark and Jersey
City Republican leaders over four weeks to se
cure thu needed votes.
The Governor sent to the Senato tho nomina
tions of Albert C. Martin as Judgo In Ocean
county nnd Theodore J. Brown for l'rosecutor.
Among Uio bills Introduced in tho Senato wero
Ily Sir. Kctcham, giving the Majors of Jersey City
and Newark power to remove for cause members of
tho Hoard of Street and Water Commissioners and
appoint their successors: prohibiting tax deductions
on real estato for Indebtedness to htata or national
banks, aud preventing tho swearing off of tiersonal
Indebtedness to bonks unless the saiuo was incurred
more than sixty days before the date for assessing tor
Hy fir. I'arry, authorlrlng the bridging of tho Dela
ware Klver I etween Durllngton, X. J., aud llrlatol, Pa.
Ily Mr. Sklriu, prohibiting the ruturo use of cellars
for hake houses unleNi half of tho height of the cellar
Is aliovo the street level.
lu tbo Houso Mr. Hognn withdrew bin bill
giving to tho Governor power to appoint Police
Justices In Jersey City and Newark. A concur
rent resolution wns adopted authorizing tho
State House Couimlssloncis to purebnso a llrc
slzo portrait of the Into Chief Justlco Beaslcy, to
bo placed In the Capitol.
1 he House passed bills providing for tbecloslng
of polls on election day nt ft o'clock In tho after
noon, und providing for tho Incorporation as
cities of Asbury Dark and Ocean City. Among
tbe bills Introduced were these:
By Leonard, auuexlng to lloboken the township of
Weehawkeu, Hudson county.
Ily Urquhart. requiring the keeper of the Stato
prison to notify the Chiefs of Tollco in first and sec
ond class cities, one week In adTance, of tbe proposed
discharge of convicts from prison.
Ily McArthur. authorizing Urst-olaaa rttle to use
one-half the moneys received from licenses to repavo
and repair streets and reconstruct sewers.
MTA'XSTEES OX CUVECU l'OZITT.
Representatives or Various Denominations
(Jive Their View on the Nuuject.
Tho Presbyterian Union held Its Inst public
meeting of tbo aoason in tbo Hotel Windsor last
night, and a number of addresses by ministers
of different denominations were made on tbe
subject of " Church Politj-." The Hov. Honry C.
Swrntr-el, I). D., rector of St. Luke's Church,
Brooklyn, spoko for the Kplscopalinns.
Tbo Gospel, Dr. Hwentxel said, wus for every
body and must bo spread everywhere. Ho held
that tho Apostolic mission did not end with the
men who wero culled by tho Lord, but that tboy
were competent to uppolnt othor apostles. This
doctrine, hu said, wus bold by tno Episcopal
"Tho episcopate," said Dr. Swentzol, "Is tho
npostolate. It bus como down through tho ages
lu an unbroken chain, and it is the polity of
more than eight-tenths of Christendom of to
duy." In speaking of church unity, ho said
that the time would como when tho churches,
tired nnd sick of division between themselves,
would lw united Into one Ixxly In Christ,
Tho Congregational Church wns represented
by tbo Rev. A. II. Bradford, D, D., pastor of tho
First Congregational Church of Moutclalr, N. J.
Dr. Bradlord said that ho believed rather lu an
historic Christian people than in an historic
episcopate. " Wo will ngree," bo sold, " that
thci o Is something historic; wo only differ as be
tween tbo fow and the many."
Tbo Rov. William Henry Roberts, stated
clerk of tho Uoncrul Assembly, spoko fur
tho Presbyterians. "Wo bcllove," be Bald,
"thut all other Christiana nro members of
tho xamo body of which Christ is tlio
bead," Dr. Roberts took tbe stand that tho
Apostles ended with Paul, hut that the apostolic
vork wus continued through the Church. "If
Christ calls a man to-day," bo said, "and there
be no Church to lav a band on bis head, bo may,
like Dwight L. Moody, preach without episco
pate or presbytery."
William Holscy Wood of Newark, N. J., a
prominent architect, died In Philadelphia onSut
urday. In 1880 Mr. Wood was ono of four arch
itects whose plans, submitted in tbe International
competition for the building of tho Catbcdral ot
St. John tho Divine, wero solectcd for elabora
tion. Though Mr. Wood wns finally unsuccessful
In this competition, bis plan on tbo theme "Jeru
salem the Golden" wus much admired by all
who Baw It exhibited at the Hue houso In Lafa
yctto placo In 181)1. Mr. Wood was the architect
of many Important buildings.
Tbo American Bourd of Commissioners for
Foreign Missions hns received Intelligence of
the death, In Harpoot, eastern Turkey, on Fob.
Hi!, of the Rov. Kgbort Smyth Kills. Mr. Kills
was born InKittery, Mo., on May it, 18HII. His
father wus tho Rov. Thomas Long Kills. Ho wns
graduated from Willinins Cnllogo In 181)0 and
lrom Andovor Semlnury In 18111. He embarked
from Now York for tho foreign field on Sept.
Stephen C. Fordhnni, ono of tho best-known
men in Newark, died yesterday, at tbo St. Bar
nabas Hospital, thnt city, where bo was about to
undergo un operation for appendicitis. Heart
disease, it Is thought, caused his death. Mr.
Furdhnui wus (II yearn old, widow or, and a
veteran of tbu war of tbo rebellion.
Herman Dicck, city editor of tbe Herman
)cnwltrt, and ono of tbo best known German
citizens! uf Philadelphia, died ut his homo In that
Ily jiutertlny morning. Ho was stricken with
apoplexy on Saturday afternoon,. Mr, I Meek was
fill years old, und bail been associated with tbe
Dcmukrat forty years.
William Henry Butler, tho bead of tbo Butler
Safe anil Iam'1; Company, died on Friday ut bis
home, lll-l Union street, Brooklyn, aged Ti
years, Ills death was duo to erysipelas, result
ing from blu foot being caught In a cur truck.
Ho leaves a hoii nnd two daughters.
Bergen II. Simoiisou, 45 years old, of Kant
Wllllston, K I., died on Saturday. Ho was u
son of the Into William H.SImonson. wlmbccumo
noted us tbo proprietor of n rood bouse on Ja
maica uvenue, Bedford. Slmonaon leaves u
widow und cloven children,
William Sclinefer, for nenrly forty yoars a
hardware dealer lu WilllniiiHburgh, (fled nt his
home, HU Riitlcdgo street, on Sunday, Ho was
liorn lu (Suriuuiiy idxty-llvo jears ago. Ho wusit
trusteo of tho North Side Bunk und uf thu
Kusteru District Hospital,
Jonns Wodo Townley, ono of the oldest resi
dents of Kll.abelb, N. J,, died thero yesterday at
tbu ngu of H'.'. Hu wus a brother ut former
Mayor Robert V, Townley of Klixubeth, and id
survived by u widow and ono son.
Oeorgo F, Ilsley, who had been long engaged
In tho printing business in Church street, died
on Saturday ui his home, ;)77i-j Gates avenue,
Brooklyn, in his 71th year. He leaves a widow,
bon, und daughter.
Henry McCrowu, Superintendent of Parks, died
yesterday at his home. In Kust Side Pntk, Pater
bou, N. J ot Brlght's disease.
. To tore a Cola lu One Day
Take Laxative Pronio Quinine Tablets. AlidrufrliU
refund toe uiuuey IX It iuu to cure, utcuav.
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.
XtE Vita EH TUB KEOESSTTT TOE
rEormixo moee jiei'enue.
ror More Than Three ITcara, He "ay, the
Current Etpendlture Hate Bioeeded the
Iteerlpta. and a Tariff lw Hhoola no
Faued Which Will ProvWe Ample Revenue.
Wabiii.notox, March IB.-Tho President's
message was sent In to Congress nt nbont3:15
this afternoon nnd was read. It Is ns follows:
"lliCbnprrMnA VnUtd Stain:
"Regretting tho necessity which ha required
mo to coll you together, I feel that your as
sembling In extraordinary session Is Indls
ponsablo because of tbo condition In which we
find tbe revenues of the Government. It Is con
ceded that Its current expenditures nro greater
than Its receipts, nnd thnt such a condition hns
oxlstcd for now moro than thrco years. With
unlimited moans nt our command, wo aro pre
senting tbo remarkable spoctaclo of Increasing
our public debt by borrowing money to meet the
ordinary outlays Incident upon oven nn eco
nomical and prudent administration of tho
Government. An examination of tho subject
discloses this fact In every detail, nd leads In
cvltnbly to tho conclusion thnt tho condition of
tho rovenuo which allows it Is unjustifiable and
should lto corrected.
"We find by the reports of the 8ecrotaryof
tho Treasury that tho rovonues for the fiscal
yenr ending Juno 30, 1892, from all sourcos
wero f-125,88,200.22 and the expenditures for
all purposes wore $415,053,800.50, leaving nn
excess of rocolpts over expenditures of JO.Ola,
433.00. During that fiscal year $40,570,407.08
wore pnld upon tho publlo dobt, which had been
reduced since March, 1880, $269,070,800, and
tho annual Interest charge decreased $11,084,
C70.00. Tbo receipts of tbo Govomment from nil
sources during tbo fiscal year ending June 30,
1803, amounted to 9441,710,801.01 and Its ex
penditures to $450,374,887.05, showing an ex
cess of receipts over expenditures of $2,341,
074.20. "Since that time the receipts ot no fiscal year,
nnd with but fow excoptions of no month ot any
flBcal yoar, havo oxcoeded tho expenditures. The
receipts of tbo Govomment from all sources,
during tbo fiscal yoar ending Juno 30, 1804,
wero $372,802,408.20, and Its expenditures
$442,005,758.87, leaving a deficit, tbe first
since tbo resumption of specie payments, of
$00,803,200.58. Notwithstanding there was
adecrcasoof $10,709,128.78 in tho ordinary ex
penses ot thoGovcrnmcnt, ns compared wltb tbo
previous fiscal yoar, its Income was still not suf
ficient to provldo for its dally necessities, and
the gold resorvo In tho Treasury for the redemp
tion of greenbacks was drawn upon to meet
them. But this did not suffice, and tho Govern
ment then resortod to loans to rcplontsh the re
serve. " In February, 1894, $50,000,000 in bonds wero
issued, nnd In November following a second
lssuo ot $30,000,000 was deemed necessary. The
sum ot $117,171,705 waB realized by tho sale of
those bonds, but tho reservo was steadily do
creasod until, on Feb. 8. 1895, a third sale of
$02,315,400 In bor ' for $05.110,2-U was an
nounced to Congr
"The receipts ot lovornmont for the fiscal
year ending Juno 30, It J5. were $300,373,203.30
nnd tho expenditures $433,178,420.48. showing
a. deficit of $42,803,223.10. A further lonn of
$100,000,000 wns negotiated by tho Govornmont
In February, 180(1, tbo salo netting 111,111(1,240,
und swolliug the aggregate of bonds issued with
in tbreo yenrs to $202,313,400. For tho fiscal
yoar ending Juno 30, 181)0, tho revenues of tho
Government from nil sources wero $100,475,
408.78, whllo Its expenditures woro $434,078,
(151.48, or an excess of expenditures ovor re
ceipts of $25,203,215.70. In other words, the
total receipts for tho three fiscal years ending
Juno 30. 1800, were Insufilclont by $137,811,
720,40 to meet tho total expenditures.
"Nor has this condition since Improved. For
tho first half or tho present fiscal year tho re
ceipts of the Government, occlusive of postal
revenues, wore $157,007,003.70, nnd Its expendi
tures, exclusive of postal service, $103,410,
000.22, or an oxcesa of expenditures over re
ceipts of $.'17,002,31)0.40. In January of this
yoar tbo receipts, cxcluslvo of jiostnl revenues,
wero $24,310,094.03, ond the expenditures, ex
clusive of postal sorvico, $3(),2G9J89.20. n def
icit of $3,032,305.24 for tbo month. In Fnh.
runry of this year tbo receipts, exclusive of
postal revenues, wero $24,400,007.38, and ex
penditures, oxcIiibIvo of postal service, $28,700.
050.00, a deficit of $1,305,030.28, or n total defi
ciency of $180,001,580.44 for tho three years and
eight months ending March 1, 1897. Not only
are wc without a surplus In tbo Treasury, but
with an increase In tho public debt there has
been n corresponding increase in tho annual In
terest chargo from $22,803,883.20 in 1892. tho
lowest of any year since 1802, to $31,387,207.00
In 180(1, or nn increase of $11,4113,414.40.
"It may bo uracil that even If tlio revenues of
thu Government had been sulllclcnt to meet all
Its ordinary expenses during the past tbreo
years, tho gold reserve would still havo been In
sufficient to meet tbo deinunds upon it, and that
bonds would nocessnrllv havo been issued for its
repletion. Be this ns it may, It Is clearly mani
fest, without denying or affirming the correct
ness of such a conclusion, that tbo debt would
havo lieen decreased in nt lenst tbo amount of
the deficiency, und business confldonco Immeas
urably strengthened throughout tho country.
"Congress should promptly correct tho exist
ing condition. Ample revenues must bo supplied
not only for tho ordinary oxpenscsof tho Gov
ernment, but for tbo prompt payment of liberal
pensions and the liquidation of tlio principal nnd
Interest ot tbo publlo debt. In raising revouuo,
duties should be so levied upon foreign products
as to presorvo tbe home market, so far as possi
ble, to our own producers: to revlvo nnd in
crenso manufactures; to relievo and encourage
ugrlculturej to Increase our domestic and for
eign commerce; to aid and dovolop mining nnd
building, und to render to labor In every
field of useful occupation tho liberal wages
nnd adequate rewards to which skill and Indus
try aro Justly entitled. Tho necosslty of tho pas
sago of a tariff luw which Bhall provide nmplo
revenuo need not be further urged, Thn iro
pcratlvodcmnndof tho hour Is tho prompt en
uctmentof such a measure, and to this object I
earnestly recommend that Congress shnll mako
every endeavor. Bcforo other business la
transacted let us first provide sufficient rovenuo
to faithfully administer tho Government with
out tho contracting of further debt or tho con
tinued disturbance of our finances.
, " WlLIJAM MoKlKLXT.
"Executive Mansion, March 15, 1807."
Just Mined a Dangerous Wreck OfT narnecat.
Tho Morgan lino steamship El Rio from Now
Orleans, Just missed collision ut daybreak yes
terday with tho Bpars of a sunken wreck oft
Barnogat, which has been bothering coastwise
navigators for soveral months, Tbo El Rio was
coming up almost at her top spoed, which Is
nbout soventcon knots, when the socond officer
saw tho spars doad ahead, a shin's length away.
The engines wore rovorsod, and tho wheel put
bard ot er. Tho steamship Just grazed tho spars,
which aro apparently tbo topmasts of a schooner.
Capt. Quick said ho thought that tho wreck
ought to have been removed long ago by one ot
Undo Sum's wnr vessels. The Mullory liner
Concho, from Galveston, almost ran Into tbe
spars In a fog whllo on her way Into port last
A Clerryman Aoonaed
Sioux Fxita, S, D March IB. The Itev. T.
Howell Richards, tbo Episcopal minister of Dell
Rapids, chargod with an unnatural crime, this
afternoon waived examination and was bound
over to tho Circuit. Court in tho sum of $300.
Bonds were furnished.
Bishop W. II, Hare. In a published Interview
to-night, exonerates Richards, and somo memliers
of his church hnvo signed resolutions denounc
ing bis uccuscrs. Tbo evidence, howovor, in tho
bands of the Stale's Attorney Is most damaging.
Bishop Hiiro uiliulltod to-night thut In tho church
trial not one of the witnesses upon whom tbo
Statu rests Its uaso wub examined.
Neten Hundred Mhlrtmakrr Strike.
81x hundred shirt muUors employed by Jonns S:
Son, 11 Walker street, in Now York, Brooklyn,
nnd Brownsville struck yesterday morning for
nn advance of 20 per cunt. In wages.
Ono hundred nnd forty-llvo sblrtmakers In tho
shops of Contractors Goldberg, 85 Norfolk street:
Kuackcr, 131 Essex street; Lcterswich, 08 Bay
urd Blrcct, and Kuplan, 02 Markot street, struck
iiiMi for n simllur advance. H Is probable that
tbo cmplmerH will concede their demands.
1 lireo hundred shlrtuinkers who struck In tbe
shops of I,cbriiwJrli Brothers last week gained
their point yesturduy morning nnd returned to
Where Yesterday's Fire Were.
A. M.-liIO, 70U Watdlmtoa street. A, II. Nelson,
damage irlfllngj 18:10, bin Katt IBUb itreet. Jacob
Meyer, damage fluU; 11:40. Oils Eatt liltd meet,
Tnouiaa Deiinln, damano trifling.
1". M. -:, mo Katt lout street, Victor Wolf,
damage IU() 4:u3. 441 Kati Ninth ,treet, Jamei
,,!.unLeri. dam". f0l)i 4H0. 4tlo Wett IMiIleiard.
V,, If. llrlaham. no damavei U:Ua. 1477 nurd ave.
nuo. damaKu 10Ui unu. 100 Tnird avonue. John
ltyan. Hainan 00 7io, 417 third avenue John
L.n. daiuaiie S1U 7BU. 00 Cttntrlo ttre... A.
Utrati, damage Snot o:KU. est JUsntn avenue.
o'Uell. duntx. iuuOi u:uo. 4 tloiuiomrry street.
damage unknowns u:00, Kt) Wen Broadway, wl
Kxctuuxe, no uamait. "w wi
i jfeOB m h Tf
m SsVPSa "rig A f
a Tuesday and Wednesday, f
C March x6th X77j. L
C Misses and Children's I
6 Millinery, g
5 Baby Caps, f Mk
Id all matorlala Froaoh and iK?
h Domestic. A "IB'I
C Spring Styles are ready in 6 T
d every department. t) ! I ,
J 60-62West 23dSt. J (
za.t voirx Axx sxiox xierbet.f, ,-
His Spray Took OPT tier nat First and Stuck
the Hatpin Into It.
Mabel O. Spray, 18 yean old, shot herself dead
last night in 15Ud street, botween Seventh
avenue and Macoinb's Dam lane. She was found
lying on tho sidewalk on her back with a bullet
bolo in bor right temple and a flvo-chnmbcrcd
revolver In her right hand. Sho had taken off
bor hat, stuck the hatpins in It, nnd $
laid It carefully on tho sldownlk. Sho had np- A jg.
parcntly lain down before firing tho shot. She Iw !kj
hnd put only ono oartrldgoln tho rovolvot. In a '
pocket on tho insldo of bor jacket was this lettor
addrcssod to Miss Lulu Spray ot 40 West
Mr Dean Risrcn: I told you that I might eome hack,
but I don't think It possible. Forglte mo for what I
am going to do, but I cannot help it. for Ood'a take
never do as I am about to do. Think sometimes of
your foolish sister Mabel. a
Sergeant Reed sent a messenger down to Miss M I
Lulu Spray's address, but before ho got thero Si
Miss Spray borsclf, accompanied by a young
man, camolnto thostatlonnndnskedrornowaof A
her sister Mabel, who. sho Bald, had recently been sSBl
threatening to commit suicide. Miss Lulu said nsiHkfei
had gone uptown on the Ninth avenuo elevated H
and hud followed her. Sho said that Mabel was H
a dressmaker and lived with her und her father, .yjfjfjfa
who is tho elevator man at Roosevelt Hospital. .IH
Miss Lulu said that sho did not know why Mabel tH
wanted to kill herself. Sho was apparently In jiH
pood bodily health, and, so far nn Miss Lulu tm
knew, had no lovo affair. Her father's namo Is H
Miles C. Spray. tlfl
HIED iriTIlOVT BEEIXO XIXS It ART. )Hr7
Drunken xlneband Poison Illmaeir at the Door bsbbt I
or HI Wire' Mother' Home. W7 I
Nora nickcy llvod with her mother at 301 1 -
West 127th street until Juno 1 last, when she
was married to Philip Halfner, a brewery work
mnn.who wub making fair wages, Tho girl had
a fow hundred dollars saved up, nnd soon aftor
their marrlago Huflner threw up his Job and
took to drink.
Tho young couple lived at 1010 Third avenue,
Nora went homo to her mother on Jan, 1 last,
nnd her baby was born on Jan, 2. Hnff nor camo
to tbo house next day to boo tho baby, but thoy
told him to clear out, that bo wasn't wanted
there, and they refused to let him soe the child.
On Jan, 10 thero was a christening at the ,
house, and the husband camo agnln, lato at
night; but they wouldn't let him In, Ho wont
away and bought somo carbolic acid and svral- '
lowed it. Ho recovered, and on his plea that ho
had been drunk was discharged in tho police
Ever since then he had haunted the houso, try
ing to got a chanco to see tho baby. Ho slept on
the stops at night. His wife lived on tho third
floor, und bo never succeeded in gottlng into tbe
Hatlnor slept on tbo steps last Sunday night
nnd was soon there early yesterday morning.
Ho came again last evening and went up to his
wife's room, ne was told to get out. He went
and bought soma moro carbolic acid, swallowed
it In tbo ball downstairs, and lay down and died
in tho doorway.
JOSEPH WAICEE KILLS HI2HSEZF.
He Xfam Apparently rtccovorlng rrom a Bard Sflf if 1
Attack or the Grip. W H
Netw Brunswick, N. J March IS. Joseph ik V .
Wnker, 03 yoars old, a member of the Board of t' "
Education and a merchant in this city, killed I
himself this morning. He had been ill with the a
grip for six weeks, but was apparently rocov- y J
Mr. Waker filed nn accounting as executor of
his fatbor's estato in tho Somerset county
Orphans' Court somo tlmo ago, to which tbe
other heirs, C. J. David and James Waker, took
exceptions. Tho mnttor was to havo coma up
before tho court on March 20. In bis account
ing Mr. Wnker chnrges 20,000 nnd nccounU for
917,000 In addition to the commissions and fcos, I
Mr. Wnker Is supposed to havo boon n man of
means, and it is not belloved that this shortage
could have prompted blm to kill himself. Ho
was born in Somerset county and in 1875 was !
elected it member of tbo Hoard of Freeholders In !
that county. In this city ho sorved for bIx years t
In tho Bonrd of Education, was nn officer of tho , . a,. ,
First Reformed Church. Vlco-Presldcnt of the v.ma-
Ilotail Merchants' Association, and a prominent afjfjfjfM
Mason. His widow and two sons, C.J. und James, .IjH
survive him. uHHH
An t'nknown Man Commits Suicide. JM
Buffalo, March 15. Tbo body of a young H
man, as yet unidentified, was found on William H
street, two miles boyond the city lino, last nlgbt H
with a revolver tightly clenched In tho loft band, H
and with a bullet hole in his bead. It was H
clearly a coso of suicide. The man appearod to H
bo about 25 years ot nge, n Gcrmnn, nnd was H
dressed in rough clothes. Nothing was found BB
on blm by which ho could be Identified. Tbe a1 1
body was taken to tho Morgue. H i
Vice-President Hobart' Private Secretary. bB
Washington, Mnrch 15. VIco-PresIdent Ha- JH
bart has selected ns his secretary Mr. Frederick ssmlHu
Evans, Jr., of Nowurk, N. J., a well known rWtft
newspaper man of his Stato. Mr. Evans entered J
upon his duties to-duy, succeeding Mr. Lowli
G. Stevenson, u son of ex-Vice-President Steven- I
son, Mr, Evans is u graduate of Princeton, In
tbo class of '80, After graduation bo was con- ' '
ncctcd with tbo stall of tho Now York Trlbuna
for over four years, and In 1801 ho ncccptcd tbo
lost of managing; editor or tbu Newark Ihiilv
Ailrrrtitcr. where ho eventually succocdod Mr.
Noah Brooks us editor. He resigned tho editor
ship id this paper lust August, und wus Identi
fied with tho editorial buronu of the Republican
National Committee during tbo recent cam
paign, hinco thut tlmo ho bus been an editorial
writer on ouu of tbo New York pnpcrH.
And rest for tired mothers in a warm bath .jH
wlthl'UTici'UA HoAr,audaslngleappllcatau "Hr7
otCUTicuitA (ointment), the great skin cute. K
Ccticuba Hehehiui afford instant relict, j
and point to a speedy euro of torturing, till- I
figuring, humiliating, Itching, burning, bleed- I
Ing, crusted, scaly skin and scalp humors,
wltb loss of hair, when all elso fails,
Coar., Knit Prop.. Hottna.
sey " IJow lo Ours Skin-Tortured rjttUl,frtt.
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