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THE MORjrmG TIMES, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 17, 1897
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Two New Ambassadors.
A distinguished citizen of the District
of Columbia, Col. John Hay, has been nom
inated Tor Ambassador to Great Britain.
He used to be a distinguished citizen of
Ohio, and before that be was a member of
the New York Tribune staff. But in
those callow, days he wrote dialect verses.
1uvr he Is a citizen of the capital and of
the. world. Some Republicans will criti
cise the -appointment of Col. Hay because
they cannot see that it represents anything
political; and truly. It was purely a per-
boml appointment wiilch, of course, tho
President had a right to make. Col. Hay
has already rented a house in London, and
we don't doubt will prove an acceptable
ambassador unless, of course, it should
prove necessary to twist the lion's tail
very hai-d. Perhaps Gen. McKinley-Os-'borue,
who expects to be consul general to
.London, would attend to a little matutinal
clio re like that
The other ambassador nominated yester
day. Gen. Horace Porter, had been urged
for the iwsition by the entire editorial -staff
of The Times. His services to his country
nrc notable. He led the inaugural proces
sion tf own the A. venue, and every month, in
the columns of the Century Magazine, he
gets Gen. Grant farther and farther into
the wilderness, only to get him out liandlly
later on. Gen. Porter is a true American,
lie has been ramiliar with life on the
plains, aud he was vice president aud
general counsellor -until recently of Mr.
Pullman's Tnlace Oar Company. He is sup
posed to think in French, or if he cannot, it
Iscasy to engage a tutor. Gen. Porter is
tall and handsome.
The ovndi Battle.
Mr. Moore, chief ot the "Weather Bureau,
has taken pains (for which the American
people will thank liim) to issue a special
bulletin to the effect that the indications
for Carson City, Nevada. f jr tod-iy, are
fair, with moderate temperature ail day.
Is It to be a bright sky over the great
amphitheater, then? And is the tempera
ture really to be moderate? The entire
country is hoping that both of these con
ditions will prove true.
There is hardly a man or a 1-oy in the
wiiole United States who is not interested
hi Mils Corbett and Fltzslmmons prize
fight. It is somehow expected to stir the
American fighting blood. In fact, it has
been stiiied already. It isn't often, it is
true, that we feel like indulging ourselves
in one of these pugilistic bouts, bat that
matter!, little, tince we are not often per
mitted. The aveiago American loves a
fight, ir he only thinks theie is adequate
cause for it. It is snliicieut excuse, he
thinks, if Coibett and FitzMiumons want
to test tueir mettle; and if they have
grown angry and bloodthirsty with their
disputes and their insults, all the better.
The fight then is liable to be a real one.
The extraordinary widespread Interest in
this "mill" can be explained on no other
supposition. That is why the pictures of
the men dressed for the fray have proved
so attractive to newspaper readers for so
long a imc. That is why newspaper Tcad
ers have scanned every line about the con
dition of the pugilists. And because this
reading matter and these pictures have
been so entertaining, is the reason why
the newspapers have printed them.
Tho Clnytoii-Bulwer "J'reuty.
We are not ready to- believe that the
British arbitration treaty will be ratified
by the Senate without some coincident, or
what would be Letter, precedent, action
regarding the Clayton-Bulwer treaty of
1850. We are aware of the claim, by
high American authority, that the treaty
in Question is dead; but England does not
60 regard it, and would undoubtedly make
it a speedy subject of arbitration if the
opportunity were to offer.
"While that monument or American diplo
matic disgrace remains in any form it will
bother us, and menace anything we may
propose to do in regard to the Nicaragua
Canal. If the Clayton-Bnlwer treaty is
still operative, until it shall be abrogated
we may not assume exclusive control or
the canal. If it is not in force England
might hold that the rights surrendered by
her on the Mosquito coast in conformity
with the treaty, thereby are revived; and
she might proceed to fortiry against the
entrance of our wStcnvay.
-The Clayton-Bulwer infamy may be dead,
but we are frequently and disagreeably re
minded that at least it h as not been bur
ied. It ought to have prompt sepulture,
and then the funeral baked meats perhaps
would make a cold collation for the mar
riage feast of Arbitration.
The Duty of. "Pleasing Presidents.
Democratic Senators and Members who,
although logically and as matters at
political consistency and duty, aic in op
position to the President, still think it
polite and proper to forget their party
allegiance and principles to oblige him,
arc respectfully requested to icflcct upon
some legislative phenomena in the Trans
- vaal republic.
There, as here, the president had an
opposition which he doited to have oblige
him, but it was obdurate. Itdid not happen
to be a pailiamentnry opposition; ltcanic
from ids high court or Judicature, the
supreme judicial tribunal of the country.
It ventured to execute a constitutional
right to declare unconstitutional certain
lawa enacted by the legislature. Tho
manifest impropriety of this course, in
tho face of an executive whose mind was
firmly set upon the policy represented
in those discredited laws, must be plain
to cTcrjoue. The decent and proper thing
for the chief and associate Justices to do
was to waire the iormalitiesof their oaths
and duty and to oblige the piesldent;, but
they refused to do eo.
The result was that President Xruger
had a law passed prohibiting the exer
cise of its constitutional prerogatives by
the couit, and giving him the power of
removal whenever a- Judge should refuse
to agree with him as to any legislative act.
Instead of surrendering at disci etion the
high court or judicature has shut up its
shop aud the situation is acute.
These Judicial membeix of an opposition
are far away and are Dutch: perhaps that
makes it different. "We ii&erve, however,
that they show a verj decided conviction
that their integrity and duty would be
compromised by sacrificing them to please
an executive. Possibly they lire wrong;
we must look up the American precedents.
Tlio "Public XrJuter.
We hope it. isn't true that President
McKinley contemplates the appointment
of Frank W. Palmer asPubllc Printer in
place of Mr. Benedict (who wan his im
mediate successor) for a variety of reasons,
two or which we think arc sulficent In
the first place, mere is .some virtue in tho
principle of a conservative rotation of
office, and when a man hns had one four
3'ears' term, as Mr. Palmer has had,
and two four year terms, as Mr. Benedict
baa had, of profitable employment he
has hud enough. Certainly two other men
could be found in the United States well
enough equipped as printers aud suffi
ciently deserving as political servitors to
be their successors. If not, there is a
horizon or gloom heading down around
us. for both Palmer and Benedict are mor
tal and may die.
In the second place. Mr. Palmer is a
sycophant and snob. The always alert
and correct news-gatherers of The Timed
informed us yesterday that Mr. Palmer
was "one of the few Public Printers
"who ever entered the social world."
VVe hope there is no mistake in this rather
startling statement. A Public Printer,
after having washed himself deftly and
dried himself on the office towel so
carefully so as to avoid all appearance of
streakiness, being ushered Juto the very
bosom, as it were, of .society, is enough
to embellish any Administiatlon, and for
that reason we might be reconciled to
hla appointment. But if it is desired
to select the efficient head of a great
commercial establishment, in which from
three to five thousand men are employed,
regardless of hla abilities, we .should
pick out any one of a few thousand men
before Palmer, who. In his former .incum
bency, was supercilious, clfi-h and any
thing but a surcess.
A Destructive Tariff.
Just In the proportion that the Dingley
tariff billis joyfully acceptable to the trusts,
monopolies and other leading "Republican
Influences, it is obnoxious to the Ideas and
principles of all thinking Democrats in the
United States. If the sole purpose of the
measure had been to antagonize every Dcni
ocratlcbelierandprnctlcein connection with
proper fiscal legislation, the work could
not have been done more thoroughly, nor
with more brutal frankness in disclosing
contemptuous indifference to the raith,
views and duty of a political opposition
which, nevertheless, holds the fate of the
bill in the hollow of its hand.
The protective tariff scheme as proented
in Congress on. Monday fairly reeks with the
odor of trust aud monopoly "jobbery. It Is
a bill of the trusts, by and for the benefit of
the trusts. It is not one for revenue, and
if ever it should become law, would not be
found to produce revenue. Among a hun
dred ugly features, it contains several of
special import to Democrats.
It wipes out free wool, a thing that the
Democratic patty fought for daily and in
cessantly through long ycarfc of discourage
ment and finally won, to the solid satis
faction of the country outside of a few
local Interests and mnnuTacturcrs. Free
wool is in the Interests or this nation, even
if regaided from a protective standpoint,
because we do not, and so far have been
unable to, produce the equivalent or the
Imported article, or anything like it. It
could not, therefore, in jure American wool
growers. Under protective tariffs imported
wool serves to raise the profits of manu-J
faclure, enhance prices to the consumer,
and nothing else. It is vicious and intoler
It may be more so in degree, but not in
character, than the twin proposition to
levy duty on imported lumber. The highest
considerations of national economy aud the
welfare of posterity demand the conserva
tion of our fast disappearing forests. The
once great pine region of the Northwest
is nearly a thing .of the past. Ab long
as we can supply the necessities of markets
formerly depending upon that area from
the vast timber regions of Canada,
the standing Umber of our own country
will be conserved to that extent. But
the Dingley bill would soon drive the
Northern and Northwestern lumber indus
try southward to eat up the only great
forest resources of the States cast of the
Rocky Mountains. In time, Canada might
thank us for this, but we are not sup
posed to be legislating in the interest of
the Dominion, and.'meantime, the destruc
tion and consumption of available Ameri
can timber is known to be at least KO
per cent greater in any given year than the
possible increment of growth in the (same
time. The protective feature of the
wood schedule, as to lumber, makes it a
robber tariff In more senses than one,.
The Maritime Exchange, of Philadelphia,
in a memorial to the Congress, has demon
strated clearly that the "proposed discrim
inating duty on goods imported in other
than American bottoms must result in
driving- commerce from our Atlantic sea
ports to the harbors of Nova Scotia and
Canada. Our shipping and commercial
classes thereby would be paralyzed, but
railways belonging to Important Republi
can magnates would have the benefit of
an enormous carrying trade by rail from
Canadian ports to points in the United
All and singular tho bill is bad and
vicious, and we are unable to see how
any Senator or Member calling himself
a Democrat can do otherwise tlinn fight
it at every step and every way that lias
been invented or that can be conceived.
Any other course would offer a singular
commentary upon either the good faith
or the sanity of such Democratic repre
sentative. The Republican party coolly invites Dem
ocrats to help it enact legWntlon which
every Democratic constituency is op
posed to and detests,; all the time knowiug
that, without that assistance, its con
spiracy against the revenue, the American
merchant maiine and the plain people of
the country must fall. Hut evidently the
invitation is extended with confidence that
it will be accepted and acted upon. There
is something so strangely ominous about
this that already the people are resent
fully curious about It.
Nothing of the kind will do. If there are
Democrats in Senate or House who think
Democratic States or constituencies will
tolerate such treason, or that Democratic
Journals will stand aside and wink at such
political infamy, they will be unpleasantly
and quickly undeceived.
The Dinglcy tariff bill is not a thing to
be swallowed that a Republican President
may be relieved of embarrassment or per
sonally grntlflcil, It Is a dangerous mtu
ace to the dearest interests of the people
and involves a complete subversion of all
the Democratic poity has succeeded In
accomplishing in behalfof those interests.
The Democratic Senator or Member who
docs notstartnoAv undflgutlt with every
resource at his command will be sternly
called to account for his fnllure to do to;
and he may as well take warning to that
Tho Ten Greatest Americans.
The distinguished editor of the New
York Sun selects as the ten Americans
whoso names will live longest in history
It seems to us that this list is better:
as the Sun observe, there aro
St. Patrick was a great man and an
enemy of every tiling bad. We have sus
pected his banishment of the .snakes to be
an allegory covering the establishment or
means to drive the vipers of intemperance
out or the boots of his country. We know
that he was n gentleman and a Christian.
We are assured or that In history, sacred
and prorane: in sung and story. More
power to him!
It is announced that Japan will spend 80
per cent of the 5200.000.0110 wilr indem
nity from China in naval construction. Itis
well for us th.it the money has not been
so spent already and the navy steaming
around. In that event We should have
lost Hawaii liefore now.
The California assembly seriously con
sidered the proportion to adjourn- over
the Corbett-Fluvsimmous fight that mem
bers might attend. An there was some
objection, finally it was decided to ad
journ sine die on the loth. The California
legislature may be expected at the ring
side. "We are not sure that there is not a
little piece or Cuban policy eoncenled
within the DInplcy tobacco schedule. It
makes cigars, cigarettes and cheroots of
all kinds dutiableat $4.50 per pound. That
would confine us largely to consumption
of the wholesome productions of Connecti
cut, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and
after a little experience might lead to a
demand for the annexation of Cuba that
could not be resisted.
George M. Pullman says that he doesn't
get anything out of his vast wealth ex
cept his board and clothes: but think of
the convenience that he has been to the
traveling public, and how good it has been
of him to do all this for nothing!
Col. Daniel Stuart Lainunt Is now de
scribed as a brisk and contented-looking
business man of New York. He is com
fortably well orr already, but his friends
arc predicting that in another decade he
will be one of the richest millionaires of
the metropolis. He gives strength to every
financial scheme with which he in con
nected, and he Is much sought after. More
over, he is nobody's private secretary now,
nor abybody's Secretary of War. He Is
plain Daniel Stuart Lnrnont, and that is
enough. Who knows but he ma y be elected
the first mayor of Greater-New York.
Poet Laureate Austin's silence with
reference to the Cretan situation is the
best poem that he ever wrote.
Mr. Henry White, of Rhode Island, seems
to have gotten there with ease. This is
Mr. Henry "White, or London. A tradition
has it that one William Longfellow Elkins,
a distinguished litterateur of Philadelphia,
desired upon one ocenKiou to be presented
to the queen, or to figure In some other
notable way in acceptable English society.
Mr. "White, then the secretary of legation
at London, looked him over carefully and
concluded that he could do nothing for
him; whereupon Mr. Elkins came home,
camped upon the trail of Mr. White, ami
finally corraled him Col. Lnmontis sup
posed to have had Mr. White removed,
but evidently the former secretary of
legation wns to be the last to laugh. Per-
haps he has been kind to Col. Hay.
For the first time in twenty-eight years
Ohio has two Republicans in the United
States Senate; but think how many Presi
dents it has had in the "White Housel"
It Is rumored that Secretary Long, not
having been recommended to the Cabinet
by anybody, doesn't consider that he Js
bound to recommend anybody for any other
To Be s'uuiiuated nt 'Primaries.
Harrisburg, Ta., March 16. The act pro
viding that all candidutesln Congressional,
judicial and legislative districts shall be
nominated at primary elections by ballot
was the speml order for noon. The bill
was amended and ordered printed for firrnl
DISGfSSJjNG- THE TARIFF.
The "Way.s and Means Committee spent
over six hours ycsterda.v in hcaiing read
portions of the Dingley tariff hill, "to pro
vide revenues for the Government and to
encourage the -indufctries of the United
States." All members of the committee
The more Jinportant features were gone
ovcrand the.Rciiublicnit members explained
to their Democratic aoeiates the chauge.s
that had been made and the reasons for
tli em from the Republican view, for the
purpose of le-ying custom) duties. The
sitting began at 10. o'clock in the morning
and ib was after 5 in the aiterncon when
It closed, time being taken at about 1
p. m. for lunch. It was agreed that there
should be no meeting of the committee
today, but they will come together again
tomorrow at 10 a. m.
The Democratic member.? of the commit
tee will meet today and determine what
course to pursue in regard to a report.
There is some Question whether a minority
view shall be presented. Mr. Bailey said
last night that there seemed to be no use
to prfor amendments as mere formalities,
and if they were going to do anything
more than this sufficient time ought to
be allowed for deliberate consideration of
the measure. If a minority report was
to be made an opportunity ought to be
given to prepare it. The Republican
members had made their bill in secret
session, and if they'wexo going to report
it at onco the Democrats would about as
well say nothing,
Mr. McMillin said: "There always has
been a minority report from the Democrats
on all general trills Introduced by the Re
publicans. I Buppose there will be in this
In considering tho bill in committee no
special assignments of work were made,
but tho committee worked together as
a whole, oxccptincasc where certain mera-Im-ts,
from their familiarity with the sub
ject, were given the practical control of
a schedule. Mr. Itusnell, of Connecticut, it
appears, was largely responsible for the
woolen schedule, which was explained by
him. Similarly the changes in the agri
cultural schedule were interpreted by Mr.
Dolllver, of lowu.
The Iron, steel and glassware schedules
were explained by Mr. Dalzelt, of Pennsyl
vania; sugar by Mr. Payne, of Now York,
and wood by Mr. Tnwucy, of Minuesota.
Mr. Dolllver stated in reference to the
agricultural schedulethat the changes were
more in form than substance. The duty
on animals was less than theMcKinlcy rate.
So far as oranges were concerned, the
duty was assessed by the pound instead
of by tho bulk In order to secure a more
equitable adjustment in the collection of
the duty. The increased rate on broken
rice was made to prevent evasion of the
present law. Chicory root, hitherto free,
was now dutiable at 3 tents a pound, in
asmuch as the Industry had been recently
established In the West of prcpnring it
as a substitute for coffee.
Mr. Payne was asked as to the amount
of revenue the sugar schedule would pro
duce. He could not say, but thought the
inert-use would be about $10,000,000. Mr.
Robertson of Louisiana, estimated the
revenue rrom sugar to be 350,000,000 per
Mr. Wheeler, of Alabama, referring to
the glass schedule, desired information as
to the increase in small glass. Mr. Dalzeli
replied that the committee found that
duty on small glass tvas not protective, and
that an equalization had been made by
lowering the duty on the higher graded.
There wns some criticism from the Demo
crats of transferring cotton ties from the
free list to the dutiable list, but It elicited
no explanation from the majority, although
Mr. Wheeler asserted that we were now
exporting cotton ties in great quantities
tocountricosorem'oteus India. T,ht Demo
crats also criticised the increased rate
on timber for spars and wharves, aud for
the construction of telegraph lines to
which the Republicans responded by stat
ing the reasons which had led to them.
It was developed Incidentally that the
tariff on 95 per cent of the sugar importa
tions will yield an ad valorem duty of 72
The liquor schedule v. as the first to be
considered In the afternoon. Mr. Evans
of Kentucky, who was prominently identi
fied with its preparation, explained its
provisions. He showed how the duty on
brandy had been hici eased from $1.60
to $2.50 cents a gallon, and pointed to
advantages the wine producers of France
would gain if thnt government should give
this country a corresponding advantage on
our exports. He showed that the rates in
the liquor schedule were substantially a
return to those In the McKinley lav.-.
Mr. Wheeler of Alnbatna referred to the
enormous prof Its which manufacturers of a
certain gtade of liquors enjoy in this coun
try, owing to the excessive protection, which
enables them to sell a cheap article at enor
mous profit. The present penalty Tor these
practices is a fine, but Mr. "Wheeler con
tended that a heavy punishment by Im
prisonment should also be added, as the Tine
in itself was not a surricicnt deterrent.
His suggestion that the bill be amended in
this particular was not adopted, although
several others expressed their' belief that
it was sound In principle.
Mr. Russell, of Connecticut, was question
ed as to the various paragraphs constitut
ing the cotton schedule. He said that this
schedule did not dirfer materially rrom the
present law, except that specific rates had
been substituted for ad valorem. Hose,
underwear, combination suits, corset cov
ers, etc., were reduced 25 per centum be
low the .McKinley rate. In no case, he
maintained, were rates in the new bill so
excessive as in the law of 1890.
The schedule relating to flax and jute
was discussed by paragraphs, and the in
quiries of the Democrats were answered by
Mr. Fayne.ofNcw York. Thisschedulc.he
said, contained practically the McKinley
rates. In reply to aquery wbycottoabng
glng, now on the free list, had been re
stored to the dutiable list, at 1-2 a cent a
square yard and 15 per cent nd valorem,
he stated that the additional revenue was
needed and that the duty would not ma
terially affnctithe price of the product
Mr. Hopkins, of Illinois, who explained
the provisions- of the woolen schedule,
detailed at some length the reasons why
Bagdad wool,! China lamb's, wool, Castle
Branca, Adrianople skin wool or butcher's
wool, such as liave been heretofore imported
into the United States from Argentina,
Australia, Jtussia, Egypt, Morocco and
other countries, and which for many years
have been classified as wools of the third
class, were placed In class one. They were,
he continued, found to be of a superior
quality and inimany respects equal to the
best grade of Australian -wool and properly
subject to the duty of 11 cents a pound
which had been placed upou them.
Mr. Russell was next called upon to ex
explain the rflkand paper schedules, which
he did In extenso. The latter schedule,
he said, differed little, if any, from the
It was explained that buttons of all kinds
were placed In a paragraph by themselves
at a rate between the old and the present
law In order to simplify the collection
of the revenue. A further cxplana Hon was
made with reference to a number of at tides
now on the free list on which a duty has been
placed. The reason was that the change
wan necessary in order to secure addi
it is still undecided if the bill shall be
reported Thursday, but the Democratic
members believe this to be the intention
of the majority. The understanding is that
if the bill be reported Thursday it will be
at once taken up for consideration with
out wailing for the Democratic minority
to report. Some of the Republican mem
bers think two weeks should suffice for
debating the measure in the House.
The Democratic members oppose so early
a report and such hasty action upon it.
They point out that the bill has hardly
been put in print yet. Only comparatively
few copies are now available. The reso
lution for 20,000 copies was agreed to by
the Senate only ye3tcrday. They point
out also that no statement comparing the
proposed duties with those now in force
has been prepared. Mr. McMillin asked
Mr. Dingley for this in tiie House on Mon
day. Mr. Dingley replied that he could
not say "When it would be ready, but us
soon as possible. It was being prepared.
Mr. McMillin said: "The duties proposed
in this bill are in some cases higher than
in the McKinley bill. In some cases they
aro twice as high as under the present
"If the measure beoomes a law and does
what the Republicans cluim it will either
cause hoarding or squandering of money.
The three articles of sugar, beer and wool
manufactures will produce, according to
the calculations about $150,000,000 or the
Government's revenues. These a re all ar
ticles of use by everybody and the burden
falls, not according to each citizen's ability
to pay, but something like equally upon all.
This is an unfair distribution of the bur
dens of taxation.
Leaving out beer and taking only the
artic,es whlch appear in this bill, sugar
and manufactures of wool are expected
to produce $100,000,000 of revenue and
the same Injustice is done people of mod
"Then having raised this large "revenue
what will they do with it? It must cither
be kcjit in the Treasury or spent for ill
considered and unnecessary uses. In the
one case it is withdrawn from the circu
lation and a, contraction results; in the other
it is unwisely expended. We have in the
Treasury now $112,000,000 or money
a!ove the $110,000 .OOOgoldreserve.whlch
is withheld from circulation without reason.
By this bill we are going to increase that
amount nobody knows bow much, and by
drawingifcln a very unjust proportion from
those who are less able to pay.
"I don't see how prosperity Is to come
by requiring the ordinary merchant and
the workibgmah to pay more taxs at the
same time the amount of money from
which he is to pay is steadily decreased."
"You hold, then, that there Is no defi
ciency of revenues to demand an extra
"There is not at all. It would take two
or three years at the present rate of an
nual deficit, some $-10,000,000 for the
fiscal year 1S0C, to use up the surplus wc
now have in the Treasury and get it out
among the people. There was no need for
the extra session except to pass the appro
priation bills that railed in the Fifty-fourth
Mr. Ba Hoy said that he watt not yet ready
to talk about the bill.
Representative Berry said:
"It is nn excessively high protective
turirf measure. It will, if passed, in
evitably raise the price of the necessaries
of life, such as sugar and tho woolen goods
worn by all classes. I don't see how it
can fall to add to the burdens of the people
instead of lightening them.
"It will cut off our foreign markets by
raising the cost of production and thus
curtail the manufacturers' sales. As a con
sequence the mills will need to run only fix
months, instead or ull tho year, as they
ought to do. I don't see how tin's can raise
wages or bring a return of prosperous
CAPITOL NEWS AND GOSSIP
And now Moses F. Handy is being dis
cussed for minister to the court of the
Mikado. Handy would be a dandy in
this place, and all Washington will surely
wish him well In his candidacy. He is a
man of wide experience and knowledge of
our diplomatic relations. Mr. Handy has
previously been discussed in connection
with the position of chalrmanor the com
mission to tha Paris exposition.
"Yes, I've got a bad seat." said a new
member, "that is to say, 1 suppose its
location would be called bad by veterans
and experts, but to my mind there are
some compensations for the apparent ob
scurity of location. If I were away up
front I would have to waste time listen
ing co all the spellbinders. Now that I
am Inconspicuously seated, I haven't even
got to keep my ears ajar when the oratois
of my own delegations are talking. While
some of them are spouting 1 will find time,
to clean up a whole day's mail."
"It Is n mistake to say that Mr. Henry
Whlte, the new (or rather old Secretary
of Embassy nt London, is not au American,"
said an alleged friend of that gentleman
yesterday, with u pretense of indignation.
"It is true that he has lived in the old
country for many yenrs. But didn't he
come over from Europe last year, live at
Newport for a few hours, aud cast the
first vote of his life at that very same
time. White is all right, aud I can tell you
that he can help to make John Hay very
popular in London swell society."
Congressman FerdiuaudBrucker.of Michi
gan, explains his victory over Linton, the
noted A. P. A. leader, very modestly. In
answer to an inquiry from a colleague yes
terday he said: "It took every possible ef
fort of Father Marquette's statue and my
self to win out, but we did oar level best
aud I got there."
Neither of the "Washington members of
the House voted for Speaker oa Monday.
Mr. Lewis was not present. Mr. Jones was
in his place, but dldnt seem to know
"where he was at." His name was called
once and he did not answer. His name was
called a second time and he failed to re
spond. His neighbor nudged his elbow, but
he shook his head, and a third call of his
name failed to elicit a response.
It is gossip thai Senator Hale has recom
mended cx-Publlc Printer Pulmer Tor his
old place and it was expected by some
that the nomination would be sent in yes
terday, but for some reason it failed to
appear. It is also reported that a pro
test against Mr. rainier has come from a
Mr. Tease, of "Woonaockct, R. I., who Is
a candidate, was among the House mem
bers on ilonday pushing his candidacy.
It does not seem probable tliatan appoint
ment will be made soon.
Kentucky has three tall members in the
Fifty-fifth Congress, one from the east, a
second from the center and the third from
tho west of the State. They are Mesirs.
Berry, or Newport; Evans, of Louisville,
and Wheeler, of Paducah. These are the
three large Kentucky towns on the Ohio.
Newport really goes with Covington,
Col. berry represents both. His home hap-
pens to be on the east side or the Licking.
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He i s the tallest of the trio; the other two
being very near the same height.
THE IASIGI CASE.
Tlie Turli Freed from the Tombs
but Immediately Hear rested.
New York, March. 16. Judge Brown of
the United States district court today
declined to take ball in the case ot Turkish
Consul lnsigi, who is wanted iu Boitor. on
a charge ot embezzlement, but granted a
motion to place him in the custody or the
Uftited States district court.
laslKi. who has been confined in the
Tonibssiuee his arrest, wosdiseharged f rom
that inititution Oils afternoon and imme
diately rearrested by deputy United St a tea
marshals and taken to Ludlow atieefjall.
QUICK ACTION IS DESIRED
Business Men ExpreHH ThotnMelvea
Itcgardlrig rending: Legislation.
A number of merchants of Washington
whose business will be directly or indirectly
affected by a change in the tariff lawa
were asked yesterday their opinion upou
Mr. Lothrop, of Woodward & Lothrop,
said thnt he had read the schedule but
has not had time to thoroughly digest it.
He thinks that part of the President's
message touching upon the need of more
revenue to run the Government clear and
correct In every way. Even the sus
picion that higher prices are coming will
stimulate trade wonderfully, and should
the proposed .schedule pass before July he
looks for a tremendous revival of pioi
perity in all lines of trade.
Mr. G. T. Keen, the tailor, on F street,
says that a higher tariff on wool will not
affect the volume of his trade. Higher
prices make trade better, and he is in
favor of u high tariff to bring about
"William G. Pond, the tobacconist, saj-B
his business will not be materially affected
by a change in the tariff. The prices of
several brands of tobacco are already ad
vancing, and it the new schedule puts
them higher so much the better. His
trade depends largely on prosperity in
other lines of commerce, and anythingthat
makes good time3 will be acceptable to
Mr. Morau, manager for the Eobison &
Chery Co., says that action and not supges
is all right if it will only be speedily
passed, and should It make prices higher
thfr volume of trade would certainly not
bedecreased.and might grow much larger.
Mr. F. Crocker, of Crocker's shoe store
on Pennsylvania avenue, says he is in
favor of protection, and although he had
paid little attention to the new schedule,
he is confident that any protective tariff
will stimulate business. Should prices go
up, trade will be better and prosperity
Mr. William Hahn, of the Hahn Shoe
Co., tald that the tariff-matters little to
the shoe dealers. He thought it would be a
hardship upon the poorer classes if the
prices advance Just now, buta full treasury
should soon restore confidence and caue
the return of prnspertiy. Mr. Hahn said at
present there were more exports of shoes
than imports, und the American manufac
turers were competing successfully with
the pauper labor of Europe.
Mr. G. G. Cornwell.thcgroceron Pennsyl
vania avenue, thinks people bought sugar
quite us freely when the tariff was high
as they do now. He has not studied the
new schedule and docs not know what the
Immediate effect upon prices would be
should the schedule become a law.
Mr. S. Kami, of S. Kami, Sons & Co.,
says hu has been too busy to even read the
report of the Ways and Means Committee,
and can express no opinion upon the effects
should It become a law.
The mauager for House & Herrmannsay-J
he has not read the new schedule, but
thinks It will have little effect upon their
Mr. George W. Cochran, of George W.
Cochran & Co., importers of Havana cigars,
"In my opinion, if the new tariff levies
a duty of 70 cents per 1,000 on fillers
and ?2 per 1,000 on wrappers, as is related
to be, the manufacturers, to keep up the
present standard or their goods, will have
to advnni-c prices about 8 per cent on all
cigars now jobbed at from 530 to $35 per
1,000, and 10 per cent on all those now
jobbed at from $50 up. Thli advance as
a whole willnot be immediate, but graded,
as competition among manufacturers will
keep the whole advance from being put
Mr. ""cyder, or Snj'der & "Wood, tailors,
on Pennsylvania avenue, said that the new
schedule would undoubtedly advance the
price of woolen goods. He did not think
that such an advance of a few dollars on a
suit of clothes would affect the voluiye of
his trade. He was glad that the cheap Eng
lish goods would be kept out of this coun
try, as they had done a great deal of harm
to the American manufacturers.
AU of the merchants seemed pleased with
the President's message and regard early
legislation of some description essential to
the speedy return of prosperity. The mer
chants who handle sugar plead Ignorance
of any knowledge or the err ect or a higher
tariff upon that commodity. All agree.
however, that higher prices will hardly
affect the amount sold.
Columbus and" Hocking Election.
Columbus. Ohio. March 10. At the an
nual meeting of the Columbus, Hocking
Valley and Toledo Railway stockholders
today, Calvin 8. Brlcs, P. W. Huntington and
James R. Kilbourne were re-elected direc
tors for three years. There were 7a,09T
shares voted. The board of directors will
not meet for organization Tor several
days owing to the absence of President
Monsarratt trom the city.
Tlie Appraiser's Report.
Columbus, O., March 16. The report of
the appraisers of the property of the
Columbus & Hocking Coal and Iron Com
pany, was filed in court here today. The
assets or the company, not including mines
which are worked on the royalty system,
are valued at $341,629.93. The mines are
very valuable, and It was found impossible
to place actual valuation on the output. The
liabilities are found to be $1,225,000, $1,
000,000 of which is in the form of bonds.
Died on His Wife's Grave.
Trenton, N. J., March 16. Jacob Knob
lauch, a retired confectioner, aged sixty
five yenrs, committed suicide this morn
ing by shooting himself on his wife's grave
in Greenwood Cemetery. Knoblauch Uved
in Rochester, N. Y., and came to Trentou
a day or two ago unknown to the members
of his family.
Ore Pool Meetinct Postponed.
Cleveland, Ohio, March 16. On account
of the inability of several members of the
ore pool to be In Cleveland today it was
decided to postpone the meeting that was
to have been held, for one week. No
new developments are reported and local
ore men profess to be still strong in the
belief that the pool will puU through.
Thousands of Seals.
St John's N.B., March 16. Thousandsof
seals are reported In the Gulf of St. Law
rence. Four steamers and a fleet of sail
ing crart are busily engaged in killing and
loading them. Fcople along shore arc
reaping a harvest, the herds being so close
that they are able to go out In boats and
kill scores of them.
Assigned at Hlclimond.
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KlnS; r'l " ,? ? ? ,
"'f Wy Mills , filed a deed of assignment
in the clerk s office of the chancery court
Richmond, Va., March 16. George T.
this morning. The liabiliitles are piaced
at 5-'5,000, and it Is thought the assets
will cover the obligations.
Offer from Harvard Declined.
Chicago, March 1C Prof. Blewett Lee,
of the Northwestern Law School, son of
Gen. Stephen D. Lee, of Mississippi, has
refused the offer ot Dean J. Ames, of
Harvard University Law School, to' become
a member of the faculty of that institution.
Mnrderer Untler'ri Appeal Denied.
Sun Francisco, March 17. Judge Mor
row, of the United States circuit court,
hns denied the application made by Butler,
the alleged Australian murderer, for an
appeal to the Supreme Court of tho
lOtli, llta ani F Sts. N. W.
Announces the arrival of a
new and choice assortment
Straw Alpines and Sailors
For street and bicycle wear.
Also a vast and gorgeous
NEW SPRING FLOWERS
Including Foses, Poppies,
Violets, Heliotrope, Fo
liage, etc., at
A HOSIERY SPECIAL.
Today 100 dozen Women's
Fast Black Rembrandt
Ribbed Lisle Hose, with
white heels and toes an ex"
The 1807 line 15 extensive ana include
every popular shape and many anoddshapa
in Trunks. Bags, Suit Cases, Hat Boxes,
Telescope Cases. For those about to travel
tn search or rest and recreation whethet
it be here or abroad we have everything
they need for comfort and convenience.
The prices are lower than at any previous
season on many things, and where they
remain the same some Improvement in tha
Trunk or Bag is always noticeable.
Today a car load of
Trunks and Bags at special
prices, as follows:
Canvas Covered Trunks, with steel clainpa.
sheet-iron bottom, hard-wood stays, bras
lock, deep tray, with bat box,
Canvas Covered Steamer Trunks, sheet
iron bottom, steel clamps, leather bound,
st rap hinge?, cloth Uned.bestExcetslorlock.
Canvas Covered Steamer Trunks, ateef
clamps, sheet-Iron bottom, brass lock. A.
very exceptional value,
Canvas Covered Trunks, extra heavy steel
clamps, extra heavy corner clamps, riveted:
sheet-iron bottom, chain-work top -and Dot
on!, extra- re-enforcements top and bot
tom, deep set-up tray, with hat box,
Other Trunks up to $35
Leather Suit Cases, with bra33 lock and
bolts, .? and rj-i-tneh.
V. & L. Special Salt Cases, made of ex
tra selected stock; steel frame, leather cor
ners, full linen lined, inside strap hinges,
brass lock and bolts; all parts riveted,
imitation Cut Tumblers, each zo.
Plain Pressed Tumblers, each So.
Thin Blown Tumblers.each 3 1-20.
Thin Blown Tumblers, engraved band,
Thin Blown Tumblcra, rancy engravlns,
Choice Imitation Cut Tumblers, each... -5a
Extra Choice Banded Tumblers, each. ...Tc.
New Cut Glass Tumblers, per dozen. .51.G0
Klcur ie L.ls Tumblers, per dozen.. ..$1.50
40-inch Scrim (cream or white, per
40-lnch scrim (colored stripe!, per
yard lii l-2c.
1Mv1.nn!. nown Pillows. each :t.ic
..nvvii.inr.ii imwn Pillows, each 4nr-
vvx"J-lnch Down Pillows, each .-. coo.
iMxlM-lnch Down Pillows, each 65c.
urasa Extension Rods for sash cur
tains, each 12c.
Brass Extension roles Tor long cur
tains, each 25c.
a-rold Screens, mounted la eilkaline.
4 u-mch Certain Swiss, per yard ....12 l-2c.
45-lnch Dotted Swiss, per yard 25a
Woodward & Lothrop.