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THE TIMES, THURB3D.AX AUGUST 8, 1895.
SMVSE&
&& Saws
F and Eleventh Strocta.
Storage Wnrohousoa22d st, ncarlL
The Half-yearly Carpot-cloarance
Ealoand tho Spoclol fcalo of Side
boards and Bodroom Suites aro crowd
ea full of opportunities. If you want
to buy any of theso tilings 'twill pay
. you to act now, for tho opportunity is
n fleeting ono.
If you haven't yet
&&JI&? provided your-
M sell witli tae
.a. w jx js kjc jd
you want,
better do it.
Lots of warm
weather to
come ana
awnings will be appreciated.
We make and hang a splen
did Awning for $2. 59 better
ones for more.
Upon request ire'H send a man to
measure your windows for you.
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Perfect Dentistry
is no Ion per a
dream. Modem
science, combined
witli long prac
tice bas jrfvcu us
such perfection
tbat no can per
form venders in
your inoutli and
ycaupoycunopaln
X iu dolnp h. Our
sets of teeth are
porfectly com
fortable to wear
and cannot b? de
tected except by
the improvement in your appearance.
Extraction only We othor charges
very low.
Hail Dental Parlors,
1 1 1 0 F St. ". W.
HOUGH my
special sale
in silverware
is rapidly re
d u c i n g my
stock, I have
still a large
assortment left.
I have made a sweeping
reduction in the prices of all
such goods as Belt Buck
les, Waist Sets, Lockets, and
silver trinkets of all descrip
tions. I have also greatly reduced
all toilet articles Silver
backed Brushes and Combs,
Puff Boxes, Manicure Sets,
etc
You can now buy the most
elegant goods at prices alto
gether out of proportion to
their quality.
C. H. DAVISON,
1105 F Street N. W.
JOSEPH BROS. & CO.,
637 Louisiana Ave.,
Auctioneers.
Regular sale of Household
Furniture on Thursday, August 6,
at 10 a. m., in which -will be in
cluded about 5,000 good cigars,
etc
HOT 10c. LUNCH
Every morning from 4- TO 8.
Choice W iuos. Liquors and Cigars.
P. F. GLOS,
922 Pa. Ave.
OLID COMFORT FOR THE SICK
ORWELL.
MAKK'a ADJUSTABLE FOLDING CI1AIR. Call
and sue H or send for catalogue.
w. l prrsiFrER. n ith st. n. w.
(Bet renna. avo and E sts.)
No matter how particular a
person mav be he'll have no occa
sion to criticise the PRINTING
work m c produce. Try us.
McCILL &, WALLACE, Printers,
HOT E Street N. W. 'Phone, 133i
Are yon bald?
in danger of losing your hair? Don't
hesitate. Take fatops at once to stop the
loss of hair It's tho bign of ago tho first
symptom of decay not really, perhaps
hat It is so regarded by all of ua
SEMMES' ELECTRIC HAIR RE
STORER is what you neod. Olio dollar
a bottle. 'Twill start your hair pro ing
again. Testimonials at Parlors, 7w F ,ur
tnontli streot, oppusito Foundry Cuurclu
Troatmeat for all chronic dMases of 5calp
and skiu by
Dr. J. SEMMES,
DERMATOLOGIST.
Consultation free.
Cut this oa t
"Van Heest and Smith Matched.
Baltimore, Md., Aug 7. Johnny Van
Heest, the 125-pound champion of the
world, is matched to meet "Tuekey rolnt"
George Smith, of Baltimore, before the
Eureka Athletic Club of this city, August
26 . The contest will be twenty-five
rounds, men weighing In at 125 pounds.
DAHK PARKS AND GAS COMBINE.
Read u. ;rreat exposition of the rea
sons why we have dark street and
parka iu The JEvenlns "Jflme.s To-day.
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Fox Hunt, Tourney and Crowning
of Queen at Takoma.
FOLLOWED THE FOX HOUNDS
A Number of. Gullant Ilidura Dnslied
in TurHtiJt of u Drajr Kjilfrllts Witli
Bicycle Caps und Percale Shirts.
Miss Bessie Taylor the Pair Ite-
-clplent ot Uoinauo at the Hall.
A good old-fashioned tourney, a fox
hunt and the coronation of a queen ot
love and beauty were Uie big 'features of
a literal fete clianipetre given yester
dayby'tho Takoma Hiding Club.
It -was something of a Joint celebration,
as the Edgewood Hunting Club con
tributed tue fleet-footed fox hounds for
tlic chase, aud both clubs -were honored
by ttie presence at the Hotel Takoma and
lu the field of a very large assemblage
of their lady friensd.
"While there are a great many of the
friends of the clubmen who can follow the
bounds, they did not participate In the
spo'rfT yesterday. They reserve the exhi
bition of their skill for real live foxes,
aud not the redolent "drag" that serves
as the fox iu masquerade.
Tue fox hunt took place about 4 o'clock
iu the afternoon. A fine and musical
pack of fox hounds -was brought on the
field uear Hie Takoma Hotel by tue Edge
wood Hunters.
They were hel din the woods to the south
of tlic hotel uutll the drag had made its
track along the turnpike on which the build
ing is located, and the verandas of which
were crowded with spectators.
LET THE PACK LOOSE.
Just in front of the hotel a hurdle was
placed across the road. The hunter with the
drag took rive minutes' start of the hounds,
after which on a given signal the pack was
let loose and came witli a rush up the road,
closely followed by the best riders of
both clubs, among them being William Sea-
Quite Enslih,
bold,- F. R. Keys, E. C. Keys, S. Hirsch
berger, G. A. .Fowle, T. W. Schafer and
Dr. Carroll.
Nevertheless only two or the horses took
the hurdle, the others preferring the long
cut around the obstruction. The whole
rout went by like whirlwind, raising a big
cloud of dust and making the neighborhood
resonant with the cry of the pack and the
shouts of the hunters.--
Just below the hotel the drag had taken
to the woods and the hounds and the
horses went into the forest at a break
neck speed, and that was the last seen of
the hounds. The horses came back, but
the hounds were still looking for the
phantom fox at midnight.
With the exception of the fox in the
flesh it was a stirring spectacle and was
a fine feature of the day's sports.
TOURNAMENT FOLLOWED.
The tournament was held In a type of
the old plantation fields. The lists were
about a quarter of a mile north of the hotel,
in a well-adapted spot for the amusement.
There were the following entries: G.
A. Fowle, knight or old Virginia; T. W.
Schafer, kulght of Takoma; Dr Carroll,
Halky.
knight of No Name; F. R. Keys, knight of
the Old Dominion; E. C. Keys, knight of
Edge wood; S. Hirschlwrger, "knight of the
Burnt Mill, and William Sealwld, who was
styled by the herald the "knight before
last."
The prizes to be contended for were a
handsome saddle, a bridle, and" a pair of
spurs.
Judge Barrett, rornier law partner of
Ben Butler, opened the contest after the
old forms. 3Ir. Burton, the proprietor
of the National Hotel, was marshal of the
day, and Messrs C. B. Graves, J. D.
Browning, and Alfred Wood were the
Judges.
These modern knights, instead of casque,
A Laucer.
breastplate, greaves, and shirts ot mail,
wore bicycle caps and percale shirts. Their
lances were about the regulation length,
and the point of the contest was to take
from suspended wires three small rings,
the knight going at full tilt.
The riding was excellent. Each knight
bad three runs with a possible total of
..H$R1 . IhWJ"""'!". .
- :ti m
nine rings. The following scores were
made: Fowlc, 0; Scharer, 4; Dr. Carroll,
l;F.R.Kcys, D;E.C.Keys,7;Hirsehberger,
9; Seabold, 0. It was said that Knight
Seabold would not have made a ring if
the contest were to last until the first of
September, but he -Is a magnificent rider
and made a fine show on horseback.
There was a tic between Hirschberger and
Fowle. To .decide this they put up rings
the slzo of a lady'B wedding ring and
each of tho knights had one run at three
of them. Fowle made three, making his
total twelve, and llirschberger made ten,
entitling him to the second prize.
CROWNED QTJEF.N OF LOVE.
Last night at 0 o'clock in the ballroom
of the hotel Mr. Fowlc gallantly crowned
Miss Hesslc Taylor as the Queen of Love
and the prizes were delivered by the
Judges. Dancing closed the festivities of
the day.
Among the great crowd of people pres
ent tho following are noted:
Gen. and Mrs. A. D. Hazen, Miss Hazen,
Mr. and Mrs. U. O. Garland, F. W. Ford,
Miss Amy Wilbur, Mr. and Mrs. Eugcno
Carusl, Mies S. E. Miller, Col. and Mrs.
I. N. Martin, Judge O. D. Barrett, Mr."
and Mrs. Walter Heiston, O. W. Deppeler
UlZlJ? A- T,
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43, WAo 'Zc&i
and family, Mrs. Meaues. G. D. Smith,
E. B. Wills, T. W. Stockard. Mrs. M. A.
McDonald, Miss McDonald, Miss Brei:aut,
W. Wasohrnan, B. A. Pool, G. F. Stone,
Alfred Wood, F. W. Tower. M. J. Wine,
Miss May Hines, AV. O. Gray, Miss C W.
Johnson, Miss Belle Johnson, Mrs. Utley,
C H. Adams, W. B. Boggs. F. II. King, Mrs.
Jano Thatch, Pror. Paul E. Voinor, J. I).
Browning, M. A. Green, Miss V. I. Copland,
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Fowle, Mrs.
E. A. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Sjvaring,
Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Botteler and family,
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Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Boyd, Miss Boyd, W. L.
Symons, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. McCallum,
MissMcCallum, E. D. Carusl, Mrs. Copehart,
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Schaeffer, FranceB
Camsi. Mr. and Mrs. Odell Smith, Mrs.
Hurloy, Mr. and Mrs. William Seebold, the
Misses Rynox, Mr. Sam E. Hill, Clarence F.
Noment, Miss Noment, Mr. and Mrs. W. D.
Baldwin, G-orge II Mills, jr., Mies Eslelle
Murray, Russell Colegrove and J. H. White.
MELONS FOB HIGH OFFICIALS.
ToMmnstor General Wilson Gets Ono
Welnhlnjr Seventy Pounds.
The officials and clerks of the Postoffice
Department were yesterday shown a sample
of prize watermelons raised in Georgia. A
crato expressed to Washington bore two
watermelons, each weighing about seventy
pounds. They were to Postmaster General
Wilson and the First Assistant Postmaster
General, with the compliments of W. M.
Dunbar, postmaster at Augusta, Ga.
Postmaster General Wilson had bis melon
placed lu the department's ice box in Uie
basement of the building Much specula
tion was rife as to its disposition, as tho
family of the Postmaster General is sum-,
mering at his home, Charleston, W. Va.,
and the enormous size of the melon is be
yond the capacity of the great tariff re
former. He was heard io remark that if the
newspaper meu who were around at that
time would remain until after office hours
it would be cut provided a khire suffi
cient in size to carve it could be found.
A committee of newspaper men left in
quest of a knife.
The melon scut the First Assistant
Postmaster General will never reach Gen.
Jones. He is spending his annual vacation
at the Hot Springs in Viiginia, and Mr.
W. H. Lamar is .Acting First Assistant
Postmaster General.
The disposition of this melon raised a
legal point, as to ownership, which was
settled by Postmaster General Wilson, who
decided that the official doing the actual
work was entitled to the spoils, and the
melon was declared the property of Mr.
Lamar, who had it f-hipped to his home in
Rockville, where it will be placed iu an
ice box for several days, after which Mr.
Lamar will incite his Maryland friends to
partake of the- Georgia product, while the
absent Gen. Jones will have to be con
tented with the melons placed before him
at his summer resortin Virginia.
March ot a Veteran and His Wife.
An aged veteran and his venerable wife,
who had walked 900 miles from Evans
ville, Ind., to try and get a pension,
were given lodgings at No. 1 station lest
night. Their feet were terribly swollen
from the long tramp. The old soldier
says he served five years during the war.
He came here because the Pension Office
authorities informed him his presence
hero would be necessary, aud lie had no
money to pay railroad fare.
No Texas Fever There.
Br. Salmon, chief ot the bureau of animal
"industry, when asked iu regard to a reported
outbreak of Texas fever in Warren county,
Tenn., stated tbat the department had no
advices of the existence of the disease at
that place.
Dairyman Clark: Improving.
Thomas B. Clark, the dairyman ot Lake
land, whowas struck by a train at Hyatts-
villeMondaynlght.narrowlyescaplngdeath,
is reported at the Emergency Hospital
to be recovering rapidly. .
BRET HAKTE'S NT3W STORY.
Tho Sunday Times- of August XI
will Ijegln the publication of Bret
Harte'H new serial "In a Hollow of
tho Hills."
flr&-S
In tho Woods.
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Last One of "fiiejH on the Ecking
ton Road Discharged.
NO CHARGE GAINST HIM
Another Conductor, Who Had Tried
toIulto Hecmltp for tho Protective
Railway Union, Also THtsiulhttCd.
Many Actn of 3"otty Oppression by
tho Miula-jomont.
The managersqf the Ecklugtou and Sol
diers' Home. Railway 'Company yesterday
emphasized its knowit antagonism to tho
Protective Railway, Union by dismissing
and placing upon the blacklist the only
union man in their employ under circum
stances which leave no doubt in his mind
of the motive that prompted the action.
At the same time another man was dis
missed who is known to have been active In
soliciting recruits for the organization,
although he was not yet a member himself,
and it is the belief that he had rendered
hiniielf obnoxious by his open sympathy
with the brotherhood.
Both of the blacklisted men were con
ductors, the union man being William J.
Haner, the other J. T. Green. Eachissald
to have made a tplendld record for faith
ful and intelligent service and fidelity to
duty. Haner has a wife and family, with
urgent necessity staring him in the face.
His wants will be .(supplied by tho union
uutil bitch time ua he will -bo able to
secure some other employment.
In proof of tho charge that the dismissals!
were due solely to the company's antipathy
to organized labor, the good standing of
tho men referred to, and the additional
Tact that Green is ill and absent on
leave, and could have done nothing lately
to merit punishment. He went to the
country two weeks ago to recover his
health, and does not yet know that ho
is nolongcr on the rolls of Ihe company.
HIS GRIEVOUS OFFENSE.
Two months or more ago, Haner sought
out President Lawreuce, of the Protective
Union, and interviewed him with regard to
swearing in a large number of theEcklng
ton men. Haner t;aid he believed he had
tho right guaranteed to every citizen to
attach himself to wharuver organization
he pleased to join, so kvig as his connection
witli it did not conflict with his duty to tho
company.
Arrangements were perfected, subse
quently, bejweeu Haner and Lawrence, for
tho reception oLabqut forty of the road's
employes, and July 27 was fixed upon as
the date for thoir .initiation. It seems,
however, that the company became aware
of tho movement, and by somemeans, as yet
unknown,' about one-third of the men were
mnduced to withdraw1 tbeirassent andPresl-.
dent Lawrence deferred action in the other
cases. Haner joined, however, aud-Green
would have been a member at this time had
he not fallen ill.
It is well understood among the union
men that a great piajority of the Ecking
tou employes would Unite -with the organ
ization were It-.nqi Jor tltQ fear of losing
their jobs. Many pjk tiiem have families,
and should, they he( discharged from the
road they. will be put upon the blacklist and
prevented fromobtaiuins bervice with other
roads.
Visorouscoruplaihtsaremadeofthetxeat
ment the men receive at the hands of the
managers. ,
PETTY TYRANNY PRACTICED
Among other things, it is said, that
should a man on a late turn be caught
in the rain, as often occurs, the rule re
quiring a uniform to be wornncccssitatesthat
he go out on his next trip wearing wet
clothes, no time being given him for dry
ing them. It is also alleged that if an em
ploye leaves any article or his apparel in
the company office by accident or other
wise, it is upon dts-'covery thrown into
the strets, bat by whose orders it is not
known.
Another incident related is that a well
known driver on the road was laid off for
three days for bidding a fellow employe
"good morning " Incredible as this may
seem to be, the statement is vouched for by
a reputable witness. It is further asserted
that a conductor was given three days as
a penalty for talking to his driver. Tho
occasion for the conversation was that
a passenger asked the conductor the loca
tion of Tennessee avenue. Not knowing,
the conductor went forward, as a matter
of accommodation to the passeuger, to
make inquiry of the driver.
A more serious grievance than any other,
perhaps, is the method adopted to secure
money with which to make Vice President
Schoepf a present upon his retirement from
the management. It is alleged that each
man on the line was met at the office door
by Mr. Averett, a company official, by
whom he was escorted to the window
where the subscriptions were being re
ceived, and every man was there directed
to deposit his contribution.
PAID UNDER COMPULSION.
Believing that it was jeopatdlzing their
interest not to do so, every man donated
something, but nearly all did so under
protest. The unpleasant feature, added
to the hardship, was tho criticism made ol
every man who gave less than fifty
cents. The penalty, the men say, was
severe enough without the addition of
the reprimand.
Notwithstanding Mr. Schoepf's adver
tised retirement, the employes all feel that
he is still in control. It is said that his
brother serves as supervisor, his brother-
Fair.
try - this wonderful
French skin and complexion
beautifier and purifier,
Rabuteau's Slcin Food, is
the woman who will never
cease using it.
For all blemishes of the
face, wrinkles, loose skin,
roughness, pimples, freckles
it has no equal.
As a dainty every-day
toilet article it is extremely
agreeable.
Rabuteau's Skin Food contains abso
lutely no harmful ingfedienta It is not
a bleach or chemical.
Mertz's
M.ODERN
PHARMACY,
11th and F Streets JST. W.
Figure
Yourself
what a saving o
ONE-THIRD means
on your clothing pur
chases. Suppose 3rou could save a
third of your grocery bill by
dealing- with some house,
wouldn't you rush to save
that money?
Suppose you could save a
third of your house rent by
some fortunate circumstance,
would you not consider it a
godsend?
How then about your
clothing- bill? Can't you
clearly see the wisdom of
talcing- advautag-e of our
Kebuilding- sale with its
one-third saving- to rou.
You'd follow suit if you
knew how many wise people
are snapping- up the bar
gains. a
iu iyai
Cop. 70i and E Sts. H. W.
No Branch Store in This City.
in-law is in the main office, and other rela
tives of his occupy other official positions,
which is so impressive that the meu feel his
presence even if he Is absent.
Mr. Haner was seen yesterday cveninc,
and when questioned concerniii his dis
missal, said:
"I positively know of no reason for the
action of the company except the fact
that I am a member of the union. I tried
always to do my duty, and have nothing
to be nbhanied of."
"If the other men on the line are ques
tioned, with full assurance of protection
against the loss of their positions, I believe
(hey will say that thcro was not the
slightest occasion for my difeaarge.
THE INSU1CANCE PLAN.
"In order to prevent the men fromjoinlng
the union, the company has adopted
the insurance idea. They have, I am
told, a clause in the application that pro
hibits a member from joining any other
railway organization, and whether tho
men want to do so or not, or whether
they can spare the money or not, they will
all be compelled In one way or another to
accept the insurance. They are required
to meet to-night to adopt tho plans and
perfect the organization."
When Mr. Lawrence was interrogated
Concerning the action of the company, he
declined to discuts it, but raid that, while
he could not speak for the union, he thought
that there was no doubt that Haner would
be financially aided.
. It is pretty certain that the matter will
be brought up for discussion at the next
TneeUng of the union.
DAItK TAIIKS AJND GAS COMBINE.
Rend a sreat exposition of tlie rea
sons why we lmvo dark streets and
purfcH in Tho Evening Times To-day.
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HACING AGAES AT BOBY.
No Tool Bookh, but TMeiitj- of Hand
Penclllors.
Chicago, Aug. 7. Altera rest of several
weeks the Chicago Fair Grounds Associa
tion, operating the Harlem race track, has
arranged to resume its thoroughbred rac
ing, which was prevented by the Civic Fed
eration. Hopes of legislative action in the
direction of a .turf law which would per
mit pool-selling on the tracks having failed,
an effort will be made to conduct a meeting
without public betting. There will be many
hand books at the track, but the associa
tion will derive its support from the gate
privileges.
Over 300 good horses are now stabled at
the track. The management hopes to be
able to secure such patronage as will
vrarrant the running of the $23,000 Na
tional Derby and other stake events ar
ranged last winter and which had never
been declared off. The Jealousy existing
between the local tracks and that at
Roby this spring is a thing of the past,
and Corrlgan and the Indiana track owners
will turn their full influence to make the
meeting which opens at Harlem a grand
success. Entries for to-morrow:
First Uace For maiden two-year-olds,
five furlongs: Marguerite, 107; Little
Sadie, 107; Gallopade, 107; Peter Bene
dict, 110; JoeMancini, 110; Alien, 110.
Second Race Six furlongs: Hallie B,
90; LeprosL,yon,98; Rodegap, 102; Sister
Florence, Cora "V, 103; Leader, London
Smoke, Conductor McSweeney, Jubilee,
Warren Leland, Dockslader, 103; Extra,
Bob, Martin, 108.
Third Race One mile and seventy yards:
Ogle, 95; Lawyer, 99; Freddie L. T., 100;
Burrell's Billet, Shoemaker, 102.
Fourth Race Six furlongs: Long Glenn,
9S; Cash Girl, 110; Tippecanoe, James
V. Carter, 112;Eli, 115; Miss Clark, 117.
Fifth Race Seven furlongs: Diana, Tru
ant, DcJure, Ginka, 9G; La Crescen t.Chenoa,
101; Lettie, 102; Jack4 Gore, 101; Me
teor, 107; Olive, 105.
IiOcnlTJnionVeterans Elonored.
Lima, O., August 7. At the morning
session of the Union Veterans Union Nat
ional Encampment, Geny L. F. Ellis, of
Lima, was elected commander in chief;
Gen. Sheet, of Washington, D. C, first
deputy; S. S. Bond, or Washington, D. C,
is on the executive committee. Among
those on the pension committee are CoL
Thomas Cannon, Washington; and Hon.
S. S. Yoder, Washington.
Inventor McCormick Improving.
Chicago, Aug. 7 Great, improvement
in the condition of Leander J. McCormick,
the harvester inventor, Js reported to-day
by the physicians, who are attending him
at Lake Forest.
Virginia League.
Norfolk, '8; Roanoke, 5.
Richmond, 4; Petersburg, 1.
DIED;
SNIGHT On Wednesday, August 7,
1895, at 6:45 p. m., Emma Frances, be
loved wife of Frederick Snight, and daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. T. 8. Webster, of Ana
costia, aged thirty-four years and six
months.
Funeral from her late residence. No. 334
C street northeast, at 3 o'clock p. no.,
Friday
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HQQman mm
We Hesitate to State
How good boHlncs.- continues to bo wltlnmforfotirwemayappearaahras
gurts, but it lsu. fact nevertheless .The public can't lielp but weetlie difference
Iratweeii our way of doing buMne&sand that of others, and have learned
that wo arestrlctly reliable. Vearotlio only Clothiers In town who manu
facture their clothing and retail it at wholesale price. Since we have Inau
gurated our special sale, however, wo have reduced everything from 10 to
30 per cent, below wholesale price. This opportunity has not beenallowed
to go hogging, nnd-tho public have sh own that they were not slow In grasp
ing it, hence we have had a nice trade. Wo don't promise to fit everybody,
hut tho sooner you coino tho better your chance, and if we can fityoa it
means several dollars lnyour pocket.
$10.00 suits sold by others. Our price, $7 JQ Special sale
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WHOLESALE AND RETAIL MANUFACTURING CLOTHIERS
403-405 TtH St. IN. W.
Factory and Salesroom, 4-02-404- Pann Street. Reading, Pa.
m PLANTERS'
Senator faderson Heads the
First Attack on the Bounty.
TEST CASE BEING HEAED
Stirring Appeal on Hebalt of the Ox
nnrd licet Sugar Company Trying
to Cut Treasury Purse Strings and
Let Out 55,000,000 Senators Caf
frey and Blanchard Speak To-day.
The sugar bounty hearing on the claim
of the Oxuard Beet Sugar Company, of
Nebraska, was begun before Comptroller
of the Treasury Bowler yesterday.
Among thoso present In the stuffy little
office of the Comptroller were the vari
ous gentlemen who were to take part in the
argument Beprcsentatives Myer and
Price, of Louisiana; several Department
officials and outside attorneys; two
Louisiana sugar planters and representa
tives ot the press.
Senator Manderson was the last of the
interested parties to reach the room, and as
he entered Comptroller Bowler said that he
-was ready to hear whatever those inter
ested bad to present. ,
Senator Manderson, in opening, said that
he approached the matter in question with
a great degree of reluctance. The question
involved momentous interests of great
promise in the State of Nebraska.
MR. MANDERSON'S COMPLIMENT.
He was satisfied tbat the matter would
have a fair hearing by Mr. Bowler, and,
trusting implicitly in him, he did not de
spond the final outcome. N;o case had
ever been presented to any tribunal hav
ing more equity.
He reviewed the history of legisla
tion regarding the bounty, and, refer
ring to the McKlnley law, said that wL
der it the Government, solemnly pledged
that if the people would embark in th
industry of sugar producing, if they would
invest their capital in it, they would be
paid a bounty.
The Oxnard Company, for whom "he spe
specially appeared, embarked, after a
careful study and in good faith. Did they
have the right to rely upon this legisla
tion approved by the President? If not,
what could they rely upon? The com
pany had lost money, which he did not
believe would have been the case had the
McKlnley law been kept upon the statute.
Congress repealed the bounty law, leav
ing the contract violated, the Industry de
stroyed and the investments practically
wiped off the face of the earth. The re
peal of this law was unrighteous, unjust
and almost an unlawful exercise of Con
gressional powers.
SAYS PLANTERS "WERE BUNCOED.
The planters had found themselves "bun
coed" and had appealed to Congress for a
little justice. All knew the history of the
Wilson bill and how it was finally decided
toallow the planters a small part of their
dues.
Now we come to you, who in a way
holds the purse strlugs of the Treasury,
and say pay us what you owe us. If this
he dcuied, said Mr. Manderson, misery
beyond description would follow.
We arc here to try, he continued, to
construe your powers as Comptroller of
the Treasury, not to limit them or to strain
the statute relative to them. Wc do not
believe that it Is yourintentoin to enlarge
your powers beyoud that given you by
UieIawoClS94, theDockeryaet. We don't
believe you are that make-up of a man.
Mr. Manderson then passed to a review
of the law regulating the duties of the
Comptroller, and cited a largo number of
judicial authorities, reading long ab
stracts from mauy of them, defining the
power of courts and persons in constru
ing the constitutionality of law.
NOT ORDINARY CLAIMS.
These were not ordinary claims, for
Congress had passed on the fundamental
question, and said we will give these men
the bounty earned before the repeal of
the act.
He believed that the Congress ot the
United States, under the authority con
ferred upon it by tho Constitution, conld
make a donation or gilt of public money,
and that the executive authorities would
bo compelled to pay it.
Mr. Manderson referred to the Louisiana
purchase and the question ot constitution
ality of the appropriation for that, which
had been decided unlawful; and he hoped
that theTJnited States would go on conquer
g-ood shoe. It's $1.95.
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ing and purchasing until Hawaii, Cuba,and
other desirable possessions on which we
have had our eyes for some time are ob
tained. After recess Senator Manderson con
tinued his argument, reading from his
speech in the Senate made on the tariff,
bill, to thoir that bounties were constitu
tional. The annalj of Congress, he held,
showed clearly that they were believed by
that body, at least, to be constitutional,
and he quoted from Daniel Webster and
other great statesmen and lawyers to eup
port his claim.
He referret od the recent export of gold
to Europe, and the effort made to stop it,
and said that this year the United States
would pay about $150,000,000 abroad
in gold for sugar . In his opinion these
large payments would have been
unnecessary in a few years it the ilo
Kiuley law had not been repealed.
At the conclusion of Mr Manderson's
argument, which lasted over four hours,
the further hearing was adjourned until
to-day, when Senators Blanchard and
Caffrey, of Louisiana, will speak.
PRIVATE MILL IAS PDT OFF
McMillan and Eaedy Will Meet
Again, However, Before a Club.
Backers of theDefeatedMan Are Con
fldent He "Was Knocked Out by a
Chance Blow
The efforts-of the friends of BIHy Mc
Millan and Pat Raedy to bring them to
gether last night for a private mill proved
of no avail.
Raedy's backers were so confident that
their man had been put out by a chance
blow that they deposited a $20 forfeit at
Osborn & Hoban's to bind a match far $200
a side. This was covered by the McMillan
contingent, and it looked a certainty that
the men would meet again at oacc
Later In the day, however, it was de
cided tbat It would be more advantageinis
for them to wait awhile and bring the go
off before some recognized club, and the
forfeit was withdrawn.
Those members of the Washington Out
ing Club who backed Raedy In his fight
Tuesday night are of the opinion tent their
man was put out more by a chance blow
than by any superiority on the part of Mc
Millan and have issued a challenge to the
latter for a return battle. They have $500
backing Tor Raedy and want to fight
within a month, before the club offering
the largest purse.
When seen last night Raedy showed no
marks at all of the short but fierce fight
that he had had the night hefore. He feels
confident that he can whip McMillan and
as he is in good condition wants to get at
him as quickly as possible. In speaking
of his unexpected and sudden defeat he at
tributed it largely to bad luck. He said
that his foot slipped causing him to throw
down his guard just at the moment that
McMillan swung for his jaw and before ha
knew it he didn't know anything.
Mr. Lew Newineyer, the president o
the Eureka Club, is thoroughly alive to
the fact that a return match would pack the
house to the doors and will make the men
an offer at once.. One plan is to givo
the men a percentage ot the gate receipts
and put the admission price at $1. Thi3
would give the sports who paid their
three good American dollars to see the go
Tuesday night a chance to sec what would
practically "amount to the rest ot the fight
for only $1 more.
Sncn a move would undoubtedly fill tho
house and would benefit the club greatly
by showing the public that the manager
are not always looking for the best end ot
the deal.
McMillan and Raedy were together for
some time yesterday and were on very
friendly terms for victor and vanquished,
McMillan expressed bis readiness to meets
Raedy again at any time and on any terms
that were within the bounds of reason.
He said he regretted that his friends did
not get a better run for their money, but
said the fight lasted long enough for him,
short as it was.
DAItK PAITKS AND GAS COMBEfB.
Head a great exposition of the rea
sons why wo have dark streets and
parks in Tho Evening Times To-day.
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Struck hy a Train.
Thomas B. Clark, the Lakeland dairyman,
who was struck in the head by tho step
of a railroad train, and taken to the
Emergency Hospital for treatment, ia
much better. There is not much of a
wound, only a slight mark, but there may
be an internal injury.
ye
ize
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in our $3.00 and $3.50 Ladies' Oxford
in Russet, Tan, and Black, at the new
price we have established. Quite an
unusual price indeed for an unusuallv
& DAVIS, INC.
Atlantic BIdg.

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