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THE MORNING TIMES, STTKDA?, APEIL 11, 1897.
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A Hough Outlodlr.
between the "devil" of the trusts and
the "deep sea"-ot foreign protest and in
dignation, the Adminibtration is entitled
to sympathy for Its unpleasant predica
ment in connection with the Dingley bill.
To begin with, it has become evident to
the Kepublican experts of the Treasury
Department that, like its antetype. the
McKiulcy bill, the present measure Is "an
act to reducethc revenues." They do not
believe that, if passed, it would produce
00 per ceatof the Dingley estimate during
the first year of its operation. This, taken
In conjunction with Treasury facts already
publishedinTbeTimes, would involve a na
t'onal shortage of over $158,000,000 at
the end or the first fiscal year of the new
Administration. The startling prospect of
another bond Issue, or, alternatively, the
coinage of the beignioragc silver in the
Treasury vaults, stares the Republican
party in the face. There appears to be
but one practicable, even partial, escape
from the situation, and that is to remodel
the Dingley bill and make it a revenue
measure.
It is quite needless to say that this will
not be done. The Dingley bill is not yet
revenue destroying enough to satisfy the
voracity of its proposed beueficiaries.
There is as steady a pressure from Inter
ests demanding enrichment at the cost
and loss of the people, as there Is indig
nant protest against the entire scheme
from all other sources. The financial and
monopoly powers -which joined to make
this Administration a possibility, each will
have its pound of flesh. To the latter the
Question of public revenue is one of com
plete indifference, so that the fiscal sys
tem enacted enables it to gather unearned
wealth by grinding the people. To the
former it is the vital consideration. The
money power is heart and soul for such
a mcasuie as the Dingley bill, because it
will not produce revenue, and therefore
will create a situation which It believes
will necessitate more and greater bond
Issues. These two dominant, contributory
Republican forces will compel the Admin
istration to stick by its fKcal policy and
program, without reference to what ef
fect the same may have upon national or
International interests.
That the enactment into law of the Ding
Icy bill would have serious commercial con
sequences, is not doubted in any quarter.
The dignified, but explicit protests of Ger
many, Italy, and the Netherlands, arc
proofs of this. Germany reminds this Gov
ernment, In the studiously courteous lan
guage of diplomacy, that certain provisions
of the proposed law arc in violation of ex
isting treaty agreements between the
United States and the Empire. If these vio
lations are enacted into law by the Con
gress, Germany will feel compelled to adopt
measures corresponding with her interests,
and that -would involve the prohibition of
American breadstuffs, German imports of
-which alone last year amounted to $3,000,
000; of all our provisions; and possibly f
all our exports to Germauv.now aggregat
ing an annual value of $94,000,000. "What
other coutitiies can, or will, do to us, re
mains to be seen. It will be commensurate
with our insane attack upon them.
For these and other sufficient reasons
-we venture to opine that the Republican
picnic in Dingley Dell -will not result in
as much pleasure to the participants as
they may have anticipated.
A Stnte of Wnr.
Several important current events have
come to public knowledge within a rew
days, to reinforce the position taken by
Senator Morgan, that a "state of war"
exists in Cuba, and that, therefore, this
Government ought at once to recognize the
belligerency of the Cuban patriots.
First among considerations bearing on
the situation. Is the evidence that the
Cuban army for some time has held, and
Is fortifying the seaport and town of
Bancs, on the north coast of the island.
Before the war Banes was a place of
considerable commercial Importance. It
was the seat of a large fruit trade with
the United States and is one of the most
convenient harbors of the country, having
deep water at its -wharves and piers.
Here it was that the Roloff expedition
recently landed, the steamer which car
ried it mooring at the docks and there
discharging its important cavgo of artillery,
small arms, dynamite and military fcup
pliea. A strong Spanish force astailed the
town at the time, but was repulsed with
loss by the garrison, and the entire caigo
was safely conveyed, under its eyes, to
the several headquarters of Gens. Gomez
and Callxto Garcia. Under the Cleveland
regime, the chief reason assigned for
refusing recognition of belligerency was
that the Cubans did not control any sea
port. That objection no longer holds.
Other events concur in establishing con
clusive evidence of a "state of war.'' Al
though Gen. Wei lor lately announced the
complete "pacification' of PInar del Rio,
the Cuban commanders Ducasoc and Del
gado have won a signal ctory in that
province, In open fight; completely rout
ing a Spanish column, which was com
pelled to leave its dead and wo,-nded and
Us arms and ammunition in the hands of
the patriots. Cuban successes are. report
ed elsewhere In the island, and Gen. Gar
cia has captured the Spanish general Al
davc, which at least offsets the earlier
capture, by the Spaniards, of Gen. JIuis
Rivera.
If the possession nd fortification of an
dbc
important seaport, and Its successful de
fense against an army; taken in connec
tion with other victorious military opera
tions, docs not entitle the Cuban people
to recognition as belligerents, in the name
of Justice and common sense, what would?
Daniel Wolscy Voorliees.
Daniel W. Voorliees entered into rest yes
terday" morning. In his death, sudden at
the last, although not entirely unexpected,
there passes away a strong political and
historical figure in the life and national
evolution of the present and preceding
generations. Few, indeed, aie the men
surviving him. who -can say, as he could,
that in early life he was the friend and
companion of Abraham Lincoln and,
Stephen A. Douglas, and .practiced at the
bar before Jefferson Davis, when that,
also historical character, sat on the cir
cuit bench of the United States. "What bet
ter can be said of llr. Voorliees than that
he retained the sincere friendships of the
martyred 1 resident to the last day of
tho latter's life, although the two were
widely separated iu political faith and
associations.
He was a strong man In every sense. His
leadership of his party In Indiana was
magnetic, continuous, and It followed him
with devoted enthusiasm to many and bril
liant victories: and sometimes, with equal
trust and confidence, to defeat. In the
Senate of the United States, where he
served for nearly twenty years, Mr. Voor
liees was distinguished for his capacity
for business, and his ready grasp of gieat
questions and affairs, as well as for the
gift of eloquence which marked his career
from first to last, whether at the bar, on
the hustings, or In the halls of Congress.
His heart was great and kindly. He loved
books, nature, and his friends. In the forum
he was an adversary to be feared. In the
quiet of the home ciicle he was hearty
and genial. His calling away to Join the
great majority, whose army already in
cluded the honored names of Lincoln and
nearly all the giants of his own day and
generation, will leave a gap in the .ranks
of those who participated iu and survive
the political strifes, victories, defeats, and
turmoils of t he past forty s ears, that never
can be filled.
Servnut or Jlnbter?
In his famous explanatory speech, the
other day, Autocrat Reed was pleased to
say, in his easiest and most fluent man
ner, while reviewing the all-absorbing
power of the Chair: "It Is a power that is
given to him by the House for its purposes
and its purposes alone; not for any selfish
purposes; not for him to carry out any
personal desire or designs of his own; but
to carry out the wishes of the House as he
understands them, after a faithful and
conscientious examination of the subject."
Certainly nothing could be humbler, more
proper, or more patriotic than these re
marks of the Speaker-Autocrat. The only
difficulty is that like some other public
teachers, his practices do not invariably
accord with his declarations and precepts.
For example, last winter, a large ma
jority of the Douse, including all lJt
twenty of the Republican membership,
signed a petition asking, with the humility
becoming in servants, addressing their
master, that he would allow three days
for debate on the Nicaraugua Canal bill.
We are not aware that, on the occasion
named, Mr. Reed felt it Incumbent upon
him to "carry out the wishes of the House
as he understands them." We do not tee
how he could acquire any better or fuller
knowledge of those wishes, than -was con
veyed to him in that historic round robin.
Nevertheless, he rejected the petition and
refused the desired hearing.
There is an explanation of the apparent
paradox, which docs not appear to have
illuminated the minds of many people, who
think that the despotic sway of the Auto
crat is inconsistent with the honeyed lan
guage of his explanation. Therefore, we
beg to offer It, in order that the character
for consistency of a great and good man
may be, rescued from the least breath of
suspicion.
When the Autocrat states that all power
and dominion over the House, arc given
him, "to carry out the wishes of the House
as he understands them," he completely
comprehends and includes the fact that,
being himself the House, the whole House,
and nothing but the House, his wishes must
be its wishes, "as he understands them,"
ipso facto, "world without end." That
seems to explain the mvsteryl
Tho "Buakruptcy Bill.
At length there appears to be Borne hope
that the Torrey bankruptcy bill will reach
a vote in the Senate. This Is a measure
with a history. For ten years it has under
gone a studious and laborious evolution,
engaging in the effort to perfect it many
'distinguished exponents of the best legal
ability . and business wisdom and oxpe
rlenceot the country. In its present form,
probably, It is as nearly what such a bill
ought to be as expert American ingenuity
could make it, with full recognition of all
the interests, rights and equities variously
Involved.
At the late session of Congress a ma
jority of the Senate Judiciary Committee
was opposed to the bill, butatthe present
one a favorable report has been secured,
and It should not fall of action before ad
journment. There will be ample time for Its
consideration while the Finance Commit
tee is struggling with the tariff bill. If
passed, It would find the House without
much business on its hands, and in that
body probably it wouldgo through without
any strong opposition. A similar bill was
favorably acted upon by the House in the
Fifty-fourth Congress.
A general law of this kind Is urgently
demanded by the country. As far as we
have been able to ascertain, the Torrey
hill vill be acceptable to mercantile and
manufacturing inteiests in all parts of
the Union. It will at once tend to cure
much unnecessary distress and many hard
ships, and to place commercial lclatlons
upon a safer and more reliable basis. We
hope to see the matter disposed of without
further delay.
A Tearful Retrospect,
If Mr. Dingley happens still to be ina
".retrospective" mood, It will pain him to
learn, that neither his patriotic device in
that direction, nor yet the complementary
one designed by the Secretary of the Treas
ury, appear to have exerted any very
alarming influence In suppressing com
merce. At least thirty-five large, able
bodied steamships are reported as ploughing
Uie mighty deep, under forced draught,
toward the good port of Boston, deeply
laden with Wilson wool and other nnti
Dlngley products of foreign climes.
Although facts like this may be unpleas
ant to Mr, Dingley, to the treasurer of the
party national committed and to some
other beneficiaries expectant, they are,
coutraiiwise, calculated to bring a gleam
of hope to the people at large. One of the
mostimportantof the high protective wool
dealing houses of Philadelphia, tha of
Messrs. Justice & Batcninn, Is quoted bb
'declaring that it is nonsense to predict
higher prices for woolen goods, since Ameri
can manufacturers all have laid in more
than a year's supply. One New England
concern has rented a large unused church
and is filling it with wool. Throughout
Boston and the manufacturing districts
of the East, every sortof structure is being
utilized to hold anti-Dlngley raw material.
In the face of such movements, we have
the explicit, and no doubt sincere state
ment of Mr. Dingley, that the mill in which
he Is personally interested lias not bought
a pound of free wool, "so far as he knows."
We have only to add that, in case he knows
much on that particular branch of the
subject, both he and his mill arc greatly
to be pitied.
Sacred IMgiit of Forest Destruction.
The Chamber of Commerce of the city of
Seattle, in the State of Washington, has
addressed a memorial to the Congress ask
ing for a vacation of the February order
establishing three forest reservations with
in that Commonwealth, aggregating an
area of about eight million acres.
The memorial regards the order in ques
tion as a monstrous assaultupon the pride,
rights, interests and welfare of the State,
and charges that it was made upon the
lepresentaltons and report of "three Irre
sponsible strangers, after a flying visit of a
couple of days." It alleges that the new
reservations include nearly the entire min
ing country of the State of Washington,
and that their permanent establishment will
involve widespread disaster to the enter
prise, progress and prosperity of the whole
community. The memorialists denounce
the reservation policy as applied to their
country, generally and particularly, and
demand the immediate restoration of the
reserved territory to the public domain.
The principal trouble seems to be that,
iu providing for public reservations, the
Congress has not yet made provision for
their utilization for mining and other legiti
mate purposes, under proper conditions and
restrictions. That ought to bo done at
once. Consistently with the natural and
necessary national determination to save
and conserve what forest lands have been
left to us by destroyers, plunderers and
fires, as few hardships as possible should
be allowed to fall upon the communities
nearest to reservations. With a reason
able and intelligent system of forest man
agement, under Government control, all
the use that should under aiiy circum
stances be allowed, could be, and, In that
case, there need be no cause for complaint.
As between a vital and fast increasing
public necessity and local interests which,
as in the case of the Washington memorial-'
ists, deserve consideration, the Congress
ought to be willing to provide measures
far both public and private relief wiihn.it
any sort of delay.
Seventy-four banks with liabilities aggre
gating $12,741,050, out of total failures
amounting to $60,752,561, is the tale of
McKinlcy prosperity to the end of March.
This is a bad beginning, but the tariff
may do the rest.
Although it is not so stated we presume
that Gou. Weyler's staff officer, now on
his way to Washington, bears the official
congratulations so generally spoken of In
Havana papers.
One of the earliest results of commercial
demoralization caused by the Dingley tariff
agitation Is a serious fell in the price of
American wheat. The farmer must toil
and suffer, that the trusts may have their
pound of flesh.
Indifference to the importance of the
Hawaiian Islands as a possession does not
extend beyond Washington. Because the
Hawaiian government refused to allow
the landing of a cargo of illegal Japan
ese Immigrants, one of the Mikado's war
ships has been dispatched to sec about it.
Both friendsandenemles of annexation may
be expected to take notice of this oc
currence, and really something ought to
be done.
All true friends of humanity, and de
nominational colleges, will rejoice to hear
that the Standard Oil Trust at last has
succeeded in effecting a union with its
only rival, the great Russian oil trust.
Tho high contracting parties will now
divide the earth, and oil certificates al
ready have risen.
We regret to learn that Senator nanna's
favorite nunter appears to be weak in the
back, although still showing excellent
wind power.
The Hon. David Bennett Hill does not
lake kindly to the idea of the new State of
Manhattan. It would be too much like,
digging tho ground away from the roots
of that graud political tree, in one of whose
upper branches Wolfert's Roost is tltuate.
The question now is, how long will it
take the Dingley catalogue of absurdities
to pass a given point, if that point is the
Senate?
Mr. Reed had better get a pair of golf
stockings himself, if that is what is the
matter with Mr. Simpson.
It appears that the circular Issued to
collectors of customs by the late Secretary
of the Treasury, establishing regulations
for the introduction of Chinese laborers to
work on Chinese exhibits at the Nashville
exposition, probably will let in about 2,000
of them. Secretary Gage will be compelled
to act "retrospectively" and do some
thing'to bar them out. Retrospection is his
great hold; although sometimes it must
call up thoughts or former single tax views
and other unorthodox ideas.
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- GLAD HE IS DHAD.
Mrs. Albes It euf firms Her Pleasure
Over Her Husband'd Demise.
New. York, April 10. Now that her hus
band is dead and out of the way,
Mrs.
Fnunjrj Albes is looking forward to a
peaceful future for herself and childien,
As sooS aVtlM news reached her that Albes
had b0ein,strlckcn with heart disease on
j Friday.nfterfloon, she said; "I will pray
! to God!"liat ho mir ilin hnfnro nioriiitl'r '
Ho dig cJie, this morning-. To the messen
ger from Believue Hospital , who came to
her room-to .tell her or Albes' death, she
said: "I know what you have come for.
"Xou have come to tell me that he Is dead.
My praycr'has been answered."
Two hundred dollars insurance comes to
the woman, but it is not for this she re
joices. It Is because she feels that with
Albes out of tho way she and the three
children will have a chance. She is fully
able to support herself and them and has
done ,so for the last year, during which
time AlbSh did not live with lior. "I do
not bear, any anger against him," she
said today, "but I feel a great relief that
ho Is gone and can never trouble me any
more. It is eighteen years now since he
began to drink, and with drink came
neglect and abuse and blows for me and
the children. Once he drove me to attempt
suicide and once he tried to poison me.
1'ou can't expect that a woman who was
willing to die to escape her husband
should regret his death, and I'm not going
to pretend to grieve when I feel as If a load
had been lifted from me."
Among her nclghliors Mrs. Albes has the
reputation of being a hard-working woman
and her apartments are neat and comfort
able. AIDING DISMISSED 32.V-SOJLDIEKS.
Plans of
tho Veteran
Association.
Protective
The Department of the Potomac, Grand
Army of tho Republic, and the Veterans'
Protective Association, a local organiza
tion, are exerting heavy pressure upon
tho Administration with a view to the
reinstatement and transfer of the ex
Union soldiers who were dismissed from
the-records and pension division of the
War Department. These discharged vetr
crans are commonly styled 'Ainsworth's
victims"
This pressure has been pai tlcularlystrong
upon the Departmentof the Interior, and
tho delegations that have presented the
proposition before Secretary Bliss have
enlisted the sympathy of that official
in the cause of the dismissed.
The proposition is to effect a reinstate
ment of the old soldiers for a nominal
period and then to have them taken Into
the several departments by transfer.
It is understood at the Department of
the Interior thnt Secretary Bliss has agreed
to receive into his departmentabout twenty
of these men, should their reinstatement
iu the Wur Department be effected.
FKLLHENEATH A TIOHSE.
Itlehurd XJimb Meets "With n Serious
Accident on Iloclt Creels Bridge.
Richard L.Lamb, a catererat theCathollr
University, met with a serious accident
while crossing the Rock Crei'k Bridge on
his way tQGeorgctown yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Lamb was riding his wheel when he
became caught between a cable train com
ing one way and a heavy vehicle going In
the other direction. In endeavoring to
make his way out he fell from his bicycle
ami rolled beneath the horse. The animal
berame ffTghlened and kicked the man in
the face rqudcring him unconscious.
He waskplcked up and taken to the
EmcrgencylHospital. He soon recovered
consciousness ,Drs. Lawrence and Hcoe,
who treatedhlm.iiJreovered'tl.at beside an
ugly gash 6n theiiead. where the shoe ot
the luirse Mad struck him, he had alto sus
tained a fracture 'of the collar bone.
SENOH OANOVAS SANGUINE.
lie ThinhH the War In Cuba Will
Soon Be Over.
Havana, April 10. A dispatch from
Madrid says Unit in the cabinet council,
held, yesterday at Madrid, and presided
over by tho queen regent, Senor Canovas
announced to the queen that the revolu
tion in the province of Pinar del Rfo.was
near its end, owing to the continuous vic
tories of the Spanish army, and that the
government will soon present to her
majesty for her signature a decree pro
claiming the pacification of that province.
The Havana policebelieve it hasdiscovered
the secret revolutionary Junta in this city,
whose president, itls said by the police, is a
Cuban lawyer named Jose Pedro Gay.
Senor Gay and six other men, accused of
belonging to the Junta, were sent today to
Chafarina.
They are s.entenced to hard labor. The
police allege that they discovered in Senor
Gay's house communications from Senor
Estrada I'ahna, of New York, advising Gay
of the sending of expeditious to Cuba.
DIG BUCKETSnOP IIAIDKD.
The Proprietors Arrested nml Many
Thousand Dollars Secured.
New York, April 10. Wall Street's old
est bucket shop, the Open Board of Brok
ers, at -16 Broad btreet, with an entrance
also on New street, was raided by the
police this morning.
The news of the raid gave a great
fright to tho bucket-shops already made
nervous by the campaign which has been
in progress against them since the col
lapse of the E. S. Dean Company. Six
detectives made the raid aud arrested A.
C. Garland, the manager; Edward T. Hib
bard, and Wilbur F. Hubbell. Some of
the customers thought a robbery was In
progress when the detectives seized the
books and safe, and fled In a panic.
The arrested men were released on bail.
TREATMENT OF THE HORSE.
Students From Various States Gradu
ate ns Veterinarians.
The annual commencement of the Veter
inary School1 Si' the Columbian University
was held last njght in the lecture hall of
the university.
The announcement of the graduates was
made by Prof, SJulmou, after which RoV.
D. L. Whitman, preslilentotthe university,
presented thd diplomas.
The graduating students were as follows:
Reld Rawliujis6n Ashworth, of Rhode
Island; Willia'm'H'. Bolyn, of Virginia; Basil
A. Brown, of" 'England; William P. Ellen
berger, of IHlndlsf Joseph Nellson Megary,
of Maryland; "Floyd G. Seammel, of New
York; John Sh'aWj, of Delaware; Elbridgc C.
Svizer, of Massachusetts; Robert H.
Twitty, of North Carolina; George Ransom
White, of TciTnes's'ee.
Offer o Tteduced "Wngres.
Birmingham, Ala., April 10. Tho Ten
nessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company
has made a proposition to their miners,
8,000 In number, to accept a reduction
of 5 cents per ton on coal digging, to go
into effect June 1. The miners made no
immediate reply, but will hold meetings
next weelr to discuss matters.
A "Warning- xs TAtk. Green.
(From the Chicago Record.),
It Mrs. Hetty Green insists on gobbling
Chicago, she should be warned in time
that two badly battered political machines
go with it.
Coining to the Scratch.
(From the Atlanta Constitution.)
Mr. William E Chandler seams to be en
gaged in sharpening his claws forllanna.
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THE WORK OF THE FLOOD
News of Disaster and Death From
the Stricken Region.
Itefugees Uvo In Tents Several
Drownings Keur Helena Help
for tho Destitute.
Helena, Ark., April 10. While the water
has rallcn to such an extentin Northllelena
as to allow people to return to their homes,
the situation in South Helena is not so
favorable, as there the backwater from the
crevasse south Is rising slowly and bids fair
to remain for quite a while. The water in
South Helena has attained a depth or six
feetin many-places, and work of every kind
lias been abandoned in the submerged ter
ritory. The railroad trains reached the city
through the submerged district, and have
suffered much Inconvenience, but they
have raised their fire boxes, and made them
watertight, and by this means they suc
ceeded in reaching Helena, although they
come for a distance or about three miles
through water that sweeps the steps or
the coaches.
Several drownings have occurred in this
county, by reason of the overflow.
At Beaver Bayou, an eighteen-year-old
bov got into a canoe and was paddllngin
the flood, when the current struck the
crart and swepc it violently against a
house and knocked the boy into the water.
He was drowned in sight of hlsparents,
who made heroic efforts to rescue him.
The colony of refugees is increasing
dally The site originally intended ror
their tents Is entirely inadequate to ac
commodate them all. On every peak or
tho hills can be seen their tents. The
cattle and stock arc also being taken care
of by the relief committee. One hundred
people were round to be In destitute cir
cumstances this morning by the relief
committee and their wants were soon
satisfied.
EIGHT-HOUR WORK DAT.
ilnss Meeting of "VVorkinijtnen Called
Everywhere for Mny 1st.
An important gathering took place at
thehcadnuartersortheAmericanFederatlon
of Labor, corner Fourteenth and G streets,
last evening. It was the first meeting of
the advisory board to the executive coun
cil of the American. Federation of Labor
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pucnea on line same narinoiuuua uziuiu.. j-w o .. w
be undersold. Your experience
leaders we must lead.
Men's and Youths'
Top Coats and Suits.
The spring stock more than ever j'ustif ies the name of
"the finest clothing in America." Each garment is the
embodiment of every element that gives satisfaction
fine fabrics fine trimmings and honest and thorough
tailoring. These Suits and Overcoats are our own make.
Don't make any allowance for their being ready to wear.
Judge by the highest standard you know of.
These are special offerings for Easter where prices
have been trimmed closer than usual.
Fine French Venetian Top-Coats,
In new shades of tan, with best
qualities silk lin
ing. Perfect nttlng
and tailor made.
75 for this week at
Men's Suits.
Gray Scotch Cheviot Sack Suits,
all wool and stylish pattern. We
guarantee ine nc
mid th fabric
good value at S10.
225 for this week at
$7.50
3-button Cutaway Sack Suits, in
new plaldeffect genteel anddressy;
'jverything about
these &jlt8 speaks
value beyond tho
price.
175 for thi3 week at
Boys' Clothing.
Price isn't the lever we use to attract business. But
worth is. We put our faith in the discriminating judg
ment of the mothers, and they cannot fail to see their
greatest satisfaction in the superior excellence of our
qualities the reasonableness of our prices the im
mensity of our variety.
Easter is heralded by a hundred novelties-exclusive
and new made specially upon our order Brownies,
Sailors, Juniors, Reefers, Middys, and Vestedos in a
great array of cute and comely effects-rich and unique.
Novelly Short Pants Suits
A lot or Brownie and Reefer Suits,
left
3
hi neat all-wool cnev
iot effects, prettily ,
braided. Sizes 4 to '
D ni wu rirmil initial
at SO. dt
A lot of Sailor Suits, in light
ahu
medium color Urown Mixed thcvioc.
or nlain Ulues, taste-
I ully trimmed jaunt-1
11 v fashioned, fcizes
:i to m Hood value
for SOT rUJ
A lot or Gray Scotch, Wue Serge,
Urown, Novefty, nnd Tan Covert
Cloth Brownies, with ranciiy braided
collar aud ruffs: em
blem on shield in re- ,
iter colors, sizes a
to S. Good value .
for S8.
Green and Blue Clay Serge
Brownie and Sailor Suits with
White. Blue, and Brown Pique
and Blue and Brown Silk over
collars and shields, Kilk-embrold-ered
emblems, silk braid trimmed.
and Black Silk Scarr.
The dressiest suits
$9,50
ever shown for 3 to
8-year Wiar era. Good i
value ror S13.
and Company,
'Saks Gorne-.
tor the purpose of the universal introduc
tion of the eight-hour work day.
The last convention of the Federation,
held at Cincinnati In December, 1896, re
solved that a general agitation should be
inaugurated for the adoption of the eight
hour work day May 1, 1S&8, and in the
meantime mass meetings should be held
throughout the country to discuss and
agitate the question, and also that each
of the National Unions of the country in
affiliation with the Federation to se
lect one of its members located at the scat
of the headquarters to rorm an advisory
board.
The meetlnglaat evening ot theadvisory
board consisted of representatives of the
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners.
Granite Cutters National Union, Bakers
National Union, Barbers National Union,
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Sea
men's National Union, Ametican Federa
tion of Musicians, International Typo
graphical Union, Brewery Workers' Na
tional Union, Journeymen Tailors ra
tional Union, Cigarmakera International
Union, Brotherhood of raintera aud Deco
rators. The meeting was held with closed doors
and lasted nearly two hours When it ad
journed the only matter given out to the
public was that the advisory board had
decided to-co-operate with the executive
council of the Federation, and with all
national trade unions, to further the move
ment, and that the request would be made
to all workers thioughout the country to
hold mass meetings in their respective lo
calities on May 1. Next to declare their de
termination to enforce the eight-hour day
as soon as practical berore, butcertalnly on
May 1.
Murderer Durnnt Sentenced.
San Francisco, Cal., April 10. Over two
years after his atrocious murder of Blanche
Lamont and Minnie Williams, In Emanuel
Baptist Church, Theodore Darant was today
scntenced to be hanged on June 11. His
counsel had exhausted every effort to
secure delay, but the supreme court de
cision last week removed their last hope.
Euphemism in High. Places.
(From tiic N. X Commercial Advertiser.)
Out of all the men appointed to office
by President McKinley we fail to notice
one who has "secured" a place. AU have
"decided to accept."
Disappointed Chicago.
(From tlieN. YJ. Commercial Advertiser.)
Evangelist Moody, In Chicago, preached
on the text, "The Angel Troubled the
Pool," and a big audience sat through the
sermon cxpcctlnjr an attack on trusts.
the big store I
u-A rPn. Inn fTiio r.n V.
proyes that our values
Genuine Imported Scotch Cheviot
Sack Suits, exc-Iusi.-ti pattern ana
made up with doubl.-breasted
waistcoat. Not ready made any-
-iviiHrc not to or
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der by any tailor.
90 for this week at
Cutaway Coats
and Vests.
Black Thibet and Black Clay
Worsted Cutaway Frock Coats, and
Vests, lined with silk or linest
grade of serge cut in the very
latest fashion. We have a large
variety of handsome new patterns
in spring Trousers
to wear with the
coats and vests.
They're worth S20.
All this week
(2)
Snort Pants Suifs.
All-wool Brown Mixed Cheviot
Short Pants Suits, with dou
ble - breasted Jackets or roe rer
Jackets, lined with Italian
doth. extra buttons: patch
piote, and braid trim
ming on the reefer
Ja feet Sizes 4 to 15
VHtira Thi twit, v.il in
in America for. al
Combination Suits, with double
breasted Jackets, and two pairs of
fbort I'ants. Thw' re every thread
wool, in neat Grty
Overplaid Cheviot,
Sizes 7 to 15 Better
thaa half the $5 Suits
in town
Genuine Bannockburn Cheviot
Double-breasted Short Pants Suits.
In stylish plaid patterns, double
seat and knee in rants. Also u
lot of All-wool Blue
mid Bhiok Cheviots,
made In tame style.
Sizii M In 17 vpiirn
GoodTalue it$7.50...U I
Handsome Dark Bro-vn. All-wool
Cheviot Combination Suits, each
with two pairs of psurta; sewed
with shk, and made
In most perfect way,
lined with test of
fierce. Pi7e-; 8 to 17.
Worth S3
6.06
HIT BY AH EXPRESS TRAIN
An Unknown Man Killed at Severn,
Maryland.
He Was Walking Along the Track
and FtUled to Heed tho iig -ncer's
Warning Whistle.
An unknown white man, about thirty
five years or age, was struck by an ex
press train on the Baltimore and Potoniuo
Railroad, near Severn, lid., shortly before
10 o'clock last night, and received in
juries from which he died a short time
later while In a baggage car coming to
this city. Ilia body Is now at the Sixth,
precinct morgue. Nothing was found upon
his person which would in any way identify
him.
The man was apparently walking along
the track in front of the train which was
headed for Washington, and had failed to
get far enough from the track when the
engineer blew his whistle. He was not
seen until a moment before the engine,
struck him. Upon hearing the whistle ho
had evidently attempted to step from the
track and had fallen against a pile of tires
which lay near the rails and had been
thrown back In the path of the engine.
The train which Is due in this city from
Baltimore at 10:25 had just passed Acorn
station and was running at about fortj
mlles an hour when the accident occurred.
When the cowcatcher hit 1dm he wan
thrown considerable distance ahead and
struck his face against one of the ties,
receiving a horrible gash, which nearly
severed his nose from bis face. Tho
wheels did not pass over his body, and
when the train was stopped the man was
picked up unconscious and placed in tho
baggage car and brought to this city.
A German physician, who happened to
be upon the train, attempted to treat him,
but could do little. Upon reaching the
depot the man was taken lo the Emergency
Hospital in, the Sixth prerlnct anibr.luncc.
but he had been dead at least half an hour
before arriving at the institution.
A. Grand Dnke Dead.
Cannes, April 10. Fricderich Franz IIL
the reigning grand duke or ifecklcnburg-Schwerln.-who
was visiting the Rivera
Ids health, died here this evening He was
bom March 19, 1S51, aud succeeded lo
the throne on the death of his father, w hi cix
occurred April 15. 1383,
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