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THE MOEJIISTG TIMES, TUESDAY, MAY 25, 1897.
ONLY 5 M
Of the Great Sale of
Pianos at Factory Cost
on Easy Payments.
MHZEHDTT STOCK GOING FAST
Intending Purchasers Should Inves-
tigate and Act While a Good
Selection Can Be Had.
Only five more days remain for jou to
avail your&eir of tne oi i.oruailty to pur
chase a i-iai.o at ractui j co.it and on easy
payments ir desired.
lo yon lealize wnat factory cost means.
First take olf tl.e ageiitb i rolit, then tlio
v noiesiiic cealer's piont, it.en tlie expense
o: veiling articles or mis character Fig
ure this upon your fingers and see where
you will land. You "will II nil tliaL when
Hie leuui i tout aud the expeitwi are le
duried from articles of ttii tliaraeier it
almost cuts the regular retail l.nce in two.
livery Instrument in the house Is marked
In plain licto.-y cost jigure-. no more asked,
no less aeceiJieii; und you tan sne telly
$130 ona piano by purchasing at thlssale.
There uic i.o unt-r iui.c& in America
today than tne New bcale Kimball,"
"Haidman," "Hasius," 'bildemei&ler and
Ooger' and "V. iutne." 1 hey are strictly
I'ii st clasb and high grade.
We are ofrering t-ign-graue Cat I net Grand
pianos for 105, 220, ?235, $243, to
$2b3, oinj- .it)out one-hail real alce.
$25 cash, $10 per month, buys tliem
And new iiiediuiit-M7C(l Ji'th-Aiude pianos
are being clohcd out at $i:V7, $14.7, $152,
S16S, to 5197.
$15 cash, $7 per month, buys them
Two used uprightolert for $iM and $100.
$10 cash, $0 per month, buys Litem.
Square plai.os at your price and terms.
Can store a limited niuncerof j lanos till
called for by parties purchasing at this
An early call is desirable to secure good
METZEROTT MUSIC CO.
FAVOR HIGHWAY EXTENSION
Meridian Hill and Lanier Heights
Citizens Take Action.
llCfsolutlon Adopted Urging Prompt
Efforts to Carry Into KffecL the
Provision, of the Act.
The Meridian Hill and Lanier Heights
Citizens Affectation n.tt last u ght at the
residence of Gen. Henderson, corner of
riouda aveuueand Sixteenth stieet.
The greater pai t of the evening was eon
fcumed in the discussion of the advisability
or the association taking such steps na
will hasten thcproj.osed extension of streets
m that section. The subject was brought
up thiciigh the following preamble end
levdution olfcred by Mi. C. C. Lancaster:
'Whereas, The act toprovide a permanent
b'ste:u of highways in that pnitof the Dii
tiict of Columbia ljicg cuttide of cit.es,
approved Maich, 3, 14-93 has been recently
h.istamed and inteipreted by the Supieiue
Court of tie 1 nittd States in the case of
Hauman vs. Ross; Ross vs. Bauman, and
Kuss vs Annes; be it
"Resolved, That m the opinion of thlsas
sck iatioain ompt and effective work should
lie hegimto carry into operation the pro
fusions of bafd act, ami that all pem,ns
owning Tfiil estate in Meridian Hill and
Lanier Ueights are earnestly requested to
join in this movement in order to secure
speedy condemnation and compensation to
tneendthntall property insaidsutKlivisions
may b" put In shape as soon as possible ror
private and public improvement."
Mr Lancaster spoke earnestly-and ef
fectively in support of the resolution, main
taining that under the present conditims
the property was virtually confiscated, in
asmuch as it could not be handled with any
degree of satfsfaction to the owners
There was some little opposition to the
resolution, not, however, on account of
its Intent, but on account of the advisa
bility of pressing the matter at this timei
before the decision of the Supreme Court
on the subject was published.
Mr. Lancaster contended that the de
cision of the court would, cor could, in
any way effect the Interests of the land
owners in that locality, as they were
not in court. What was wanted was to
get into court, and the sooner the better.
The resolution was finally adopted by
a docisive vote, and the following coin
mittee appointed to place the matter be
fore the Commissioners: The president
of the association, Gen. Henderson, ex
Senator Kellogg, Dr. Sowers, and Mr.
George W. Lenkins.
The sanitary condition of dwellings in
that section was also discussed, and the
executive committee was instructed to ap
point a subcommittee to confer with Sani
tary Officer Frank aud the DlbtrJct Com
missioners. The by-laws were so amended as to make
the president, vice president and secretary
treasurer ex-officio members of the ex
THE BIMETALLIC COMMISSION".
Members of It "Presented to tlio
Freneli Foreign Minister.
Paris, May 24. Mr. Henry Tighnud, sec
retary of the Ameilcan embassy, today
presented to M Hanotaux the Hon. Adlai
Stevenson, ox-Vice President of the United
Stales; Senator Edward Wolcott and Gen.
Claries Payn, the American commission
appointed to visit Europe in the Interest
GKX PORTER IX PA HIS.
(Vill Present His Credentials to
President Fauro Todny.
Pris, May 24. M. Hanotaux, minister of
foreign affairs, today received Gen. Horace
Porter, the new American ambassador.
Gen. Tortcr will be received by President
Faure tomorrow, when he will present Ms
StOie your furniture with the B. & O
Storage Company, 10, 12, 14 and 16 E st
ne., opposite Palto and Ohio freight depot
will give you long" wear and
much, fresli grass.
25 feet good quality, with
couplings and pat- i j(
ent nozzle plrU
Of course we have other
grades, and will cut 20 ft.,
25 ft. or 30 ft of either.
616 12th St. 1204 G St.
TRIED TO KILL 1! Lie
Leonidas Scooffy Attempts to
Shoot Attorney Tottcn.
MYSTERY ABOUT THE AFFAIR
Yotinjr Woman Accompanied the A&
snUantniid W'itiK'hted ti De.speratii
StriiRjjW Behind Loeheil Door..
Money Matter tlio Caue, Say
' Scc'ioffv Mr. Totten Will 'Not Talk.
Loonldab Scooffy. or Seooey, the man
who attempted to shoot Kowe Totten. a
young attorney, in his oftice in the old
Columbian law building, yesterday fore
noon, ab told m the Evening Times, had
regaiucd his wonted composure last night
and paced his cell while awaiting replies to
notes he had sent to frieuds In dilfereut
bections of the city.
"1 have kept a District messenger boy
busy for .several houM," he said to Morgue
Keeper Will Sehoneberger, "but the ic
plies to my missives come slow."
Details yf W.bat occurred in Mr Totten's
office aftui Scooffj- entered and loclrcd
the door behind him could only be g-jtten
in fragments. Mr. Totten refused abso
lutely to talk of the affair. Tne only
persons In the apartment at the time wore
the young lawyer, Scooffy, and his sister-in-law,
Mfss Willie Lonsdale, and they all
declined to discuss the hapiening which
might have resulted in a tragedy. Charles
Frawlew saw Scooffy aud the young
woman came down Fifth street. They
stopped a few yards north of the old law
building and conversed for a few moments.
TIip man said something in an emphatic
tone of voice and gesticulated as though
lie was enforcing a demand. Mis Lons
dale hesitated, but finally followed hnn
Into the building.
The couple passed into the main law
oifice of Col Enoch Totten, where several
gentlemen were sitting, and Scooffy de
maned In a Fone of excitement:
'Where is Mr. Totten?"
"Which one; the colonel or his son?"
replied Mr. J. S. Flannery.
"I mean oung Mr. Totten."
Mr. Howe Totten, who was poring over
some law papers, arose and politely le
qucstcd the man and woman to go into
his. private oifice, which adjoins the main
room. The lawyer entered lirst, followed
by Miss Loiudale, with Scooffy "bilnging
up the rear The next instant Scooffy
cloiacd the door with a Lang and these In
the main room heard the lock click and the
noise made l-y removing the key, evidently
to prevent Mr Totten's escape, as the man
placed the key In his pecket.
and the lawyer followed, while occasion
ally Miss Lonsdale's -voice could be heard,
but it was Impossible for these In the next
loom to understand the purport of the
conversation. Finally Scouffy's voice lie
came louder and trembled with excitement
as he was heard to exclaim:
"Yon are a liar!"
An iimtant later he concluded a sentence
with the words: "I'll kill you."
Then therp was a j-truggle and Mr. Totr
ten loudly cried: "Help! Help!" Min
gled with his shouts was the voice of Miss
Lonwla! crying:. "Don't. Don't shoot
Lawyers J. S. Flannery and W. C John
son, with the veteran ballplayer, Fanl
Hiucs, and Mr. James II. Cathell, of tbo
Pennsylvania Railroad, sprang from their
chairs in the adjoining room and made a
rush for the locked door. After more than
a minute's hard work they succeeded in
forcing open the door and rushed into the
private office They fouud Scooffy and
Mr. Tottcn engaged in a desreratc strug
gle for possession of a big revolver which
the intruder bail pressed against the at
torney's body. The latter had a firm grip
on the barrel of the weapon and was trv
lng to thrust it aside as the two reeled
about the room.
The young woman was begging Scooffy
not shoot, and trying her best to prevent
him from doing so Her velvet cape w.ia
lying on one tlesk, while on another were
ner purse, a package of papers and her
Mr. Cathell, who is a portly and power
ful man, with a grip of steel, fastened
his hands about Scooffy 's throat and
choked him until his tongue protruded,
while Paul HInes wrested the pistol from
the desperate fellow. In the meantime
several persons In the hallway ran out
upon the portico in front of the building
and bet up a chorus of cries:
"Help! Help!" "Police!" and ''Mur
der!" Detective Hartigan arid Scrgt. Hamilton
heard the yells and. came to the hullding
on a run. They secured the prisoner, who
suddenly became uncommunicative, and.
escorted hlmT"vrith Miss Lonsdale, to police
headquarters. Mr. Tottcn and his friends
followed, and at the- lawyer's request, he
was allowed to hold a secret conversation
behindcIoseddoorswithSchooffy and Miss
Lonsdale in Inspector Hollinberger's pri
When Mr. Totten came out the patrol
wagon was sent for and the assailant
sent to Lieut. JvcUy's station, where he
was entered as "Leonidas Scooffy; age,
30 years; occupation, gentleman of leisure;
charge, assault to kill; complainant, Howe
Miss Lonsdale soon followed him to the
police station, and held a whispered con
versation with him through the bars
of his cell. She then left hurriedly and
could not bo found last night to give her
version of. the affair.
After her departure Scooffy summoned a.
District messenger boy and kept him
running for several hours in an effort
to have his friends call to see him
to arrange for furnishing ball so that
lis might be released from custody- He
also seut a telegram to ex-Congressman
Franklin Bartlett, at New" York, "which
'Como at once. I am in trouble."
Scooffy wan formerly Mr. Bartlerfs con
fidential secretary, and did a Bpatterlng of
newspaper work during the last session, of
When seen in his cell by a Times .-e-porter
the prisoner bad jut finished read
ing an account of hla ak Id The Evening
Times, and was pacing his cell, waiting, re
said.'fortheappearauceor his Lofidsman
He la a tall, rather slender, but muse illar
fellow, with determined looking blue eyes
a small i eddish mustucb , sanuy hair, .ind
fair complexion, and was fairly well
"What made you attempt to kill.Mr.Tol
ten?" he was asked.
"Oh, I wawi't trying to kill him," he re
plied, uonclinlantly, while a unile .Ktted
acioss his face. "It was only a bluff. '
i)ul what was your moUvc in draw
ing the pistol on hlinv" ,
"A money matter bctwi'cn him and me.
That was all It wti? a matter he hhould
have (-ettled, but would not, and I drew
the pistol to f lighten him Into it "
Heie Scooffy laughed HghUy, as though
he regarded the happening as a joke
'lliil,"hald the reporter, "vou me
charged with the serious offense of ass.tult
to Kill. '
"'res, I know; and that Is all wrong"
nere Hie prisoner Ilghteda. cigarette and
asked The Time? man to have one.
"II has been hinted that your motive
was blackmail by tne gossips alxmt tie
"if any nuwtfpapersliouldchargeme with
that I most certainly would sue the con
Ilehind yesterday's threatened tragedy
there appears to be some Inside history,
which all parties to the affulr are en
deavoring to keep quiet. Sccoffy came
here from New York. He was private see
lctary to Congresbinan Hnrtletl, of New
"York. He was much inclined to make
hlro.sclf a popular ynung man, and among
the young ladles whose acquaintance he
formed was Miss Louise Lonsdale, a
charming girl whose mother is employed
here! none of the Government dcpaitmcnts.
Scofffy represented that his people were
wealthy, and, It is alleged, that the young
lady, not to be outdone, made similar
representations, it was her ster, Miss
Willie Lonsdale, who figured in yester
day's sensation. Miss Louise had many
otlicr gentleman admirers, too, and among
them. It is said, was Mr. Howe Totten,
son of Col Knoch Totten, of No. 1708 II
street northwest. t
About lour months ago Scooffy and Miss
Louise one afternoon took a train for
Baltimore aud were married there When
they came home they told no one and ltwas
not until two Avceks after that she con
fessed her mnriinge to her mother. Finnlly
the couple went to New York to live, and
it is now said that Mrs. Scooffy is lying
dangerously ill in a hotjital in that city
aud is about to become a mother. In view
of Mils condiUon of affairn it is alleged her
husband came here from Now .Yoik yester
day and the occurrence in Mr. Totten's
Col. Lnoch Totten, the father or the young
man, when seen by a Times leportei, while
denying any knowledge of the details of
the tragedy, said that while IiIs'eou did not
know Scooffy he might have known his
wife when she was Miss Lonsdale and
that that probably was the cause of the j
Young Mr. Totten is thegrandhon of the
late Hon. Timothy Howe, formerly Post
master General, nnd a prominent lolltlrlan
of his day.
SIX WAYLAXD GRADUATES.
Cominoriceiiieut JixeriM'-es of the
The commencement exercises of the
graduating class of the academic depart
ment of Wayland Seminary were held
last evening in the Vermont Avenue Hap
tist Church. Orations were made by the
six graduates as follows: Socrates in
History, by John Henry Page; Manhcod In
the Uanks, by W. 13 Hobinson; Athletics;
Their Use and Their Abuse, by W T Fore
man; Incentives to Higher Education for
Women, by Annie C. Jtrhnbon; A Plea for
Restricted Immigration, by U. E. Bonner,
and The Example of Greece in the Cretan
Trouble, by S. H. Archer.
The oration by Miss Johnson was un
doubtedly the most favorably received,
while- as regards literary merit that of
Mr. Bonner was foremost, he having
captured the prize of ?5, offered by Miss
II. M. IJlotkaden, of Arcadian College,
President-elect of the seminary. Dr.
G. It. Hovey, distributed the certificates,
aud In a neat address spoke of the advan
tages of liberal education as a factor In
the making of good citizens. Music was
furnished by Elbncr's Orchestra.
On Wednesday evening of this week
the normal department will hold its gradu
ation exercises at the samo place, and
orations will be read by several members.
On Thursday morning there will be a
meeting of the alumni at the seminary
and in the evening the graduating exer
cises will take place.
liCKLNGTON H1BLE CLASS CLUB.
Entertained at Its Quarterly Meet
ing by Hev. 51 r. Knnls.
The Bible Class Club of the Eckington
rrcsbyterlan Church on last Friday even
ing gave Its friends the pleasure of listen
ing to the well-known speaker, the Rev.
Howard Wilbur Ennis, deliver an illus
trated lecture entitled "On the Queen's
Mr. Hunts' remarkable power of de
scription was at its very best as he de
scribed some of the marvelous scenery of
our neighbor on the north andgave many
personal reminiscences of his trip across
The Bible Class Club, under whose aus
pices this lecture was given, holds quar
teily a public meeting of this kind, at
which some subject of interest is presented.
These lectures, free to the friends of the
club, are becoming very popular nmong the
people of Eckington.
THE YALE-WISCONSIN HACE.
Only Three Days More, Then the
Event Comes. Off. -
Now Haven, Conn., May 24. Only three
days more remain before the Yale University-Wisconsin
race. Now that it is
settled that freshmen will not compete,
ttie question of interest is the make-up of
the crews. Capt. Bailey, of the Yale crew,
said tonight that he "expected to make no
changes in his boat this week, and they
will probably row as follows:
Langford, stroke; Grlswold, Allen, Bailey
icaptain Mills, Campbell, Whitney and
The Wisconsin crew are rowing morning
and afternoon. They will practice daily
till Friday. The race will be rowed late
Servant Charged With Theft.
Kate Wick, a domestic, employed In the
family of Mrs. Margaret Dample, was ar
rested and locked up at No. 5 station, last
evening, on a charge of petty larceny. Mrs.
Dample missed two gold rlng3 and a scarf
phi from a drawer, and reported her loss
to the police. The officer on the case
concluded that the Wick girl had taken
them and he placed her under arrest.
The girl stoutly denied having taken the
Jewelry, but later In the evening a young
man, who said his name was Albert
Conweiss, and that he lived in Mount
Pleasant, called at the station-house and
turned over the two missing rings to the
police. He said the girl had given them
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Tlie Trials of tlieiigar Magnates
Will IJegni Today.
THE GIIARfiksS AGAINST TllEM
TIity IecUiietlvto .Answer QtitjhtlotiM
iiis,. to ContrllHitionri Alleged to
Have Hoen 'Mnde by thu Tru.it
for lNiHtldltlPiiriiOM'N "Or -to -Aid
or Defeat LIkIiUIoii. v"-
cases oS Henry O
The cases oS Henry O Havemeyer and
John L Searles, ;the recalcitrant piigar
witnesses, whose" trials were postponed last
Monday, will bCopened in criminal court
No. 2, before JJluticir Hratlley, at 10 o'clock
Dhariet Attorney Davis has been ready
ever siuce the efces were set fur tne
tlrst urrnlgnnrent.Vaud this morning his
side of tlie caSutwill be presented In a
very few minutes, It being claimed by rhe
prosecution th'At'ttie points of law under
discussion arc rlqaiijaud distinctly obvious.
Mr. NaMiuuieluYV,ils.pu, of counsel for the
defense, said yesterday that Ills dis
tinguished associate, Mr. John G. John
son, of Philadelphia, on whose account
the trials were postponed uutil today, and
Mr. John E. Parsons, x New York, would
be on hand when court opened this morn
lug, and if nothing-"of an unexpected
nature arises the battle between tlie legal
lights "vill be flercely'waged.
Mr. Havemeyer arrived at a late hour
last evening, and .retired almost immedi
ately to his apartments at the Arlington,
where lie will be domiciled during tlie pro
ceedings of his trial.
The witnesses who have bseu summoned
for the Government's side of the case are
Senators Gray of Delaware, Jones of Ar
kansas, aud Allen of Nebraska; Mr. Edward
Murphy, official reporter of the special
committee; Mr Harry H. Smith, ex-Jouinal
clerk of the Senate; William B. Hlbhs,
tlie well-known F street broker, II It.
Cunningham and Robert Miller, another
official reporter of the special Investi
gating committee. Senators Lindsay of
Kentucky, Lodge of Massachusetts and
Davis of Minnesota were members of thu
ppeclitl committee, nnd will no doubt be
called upon during the course of the trials.
The following Is a brier summary of the
charg'" contained in thefndictment against
the men to go on trial today:
On June 12, 1S91, the defendant, nenry
O. Havemeyer, was .summoned before tlio
special committee of the Senate appointed
to Investigate charges of bribery, etc ,
and, among other things, was asked by
Senator Allen, "to produce full data i.s
to all money contributed by the American
Sugar Itcfining Company, or any of Its
officers, on its account or In its interest.
In the different States la the Fniou. in
1802 or 1803, for political purposes, to
any political party, whether national, "suite
or local " To this question Mr. Ha -e-mey
or, after having iequestcdanl obtained
permission to consult counsel with refer
ence to the right of the committee to
inquire Into such a matter, on the rext
"While I am perfectly willing to inswer
as to any material matters, under advice
of counsel I decline to answer about
outside matters. j I decline to answer
about local contributions. I know of
nothing given to the national campaign.
There exists no. bargain of any nature,
and we never clalmed-that the company
was entitled to anything except what
lta merits required." .
' Mr. Seai let?!,. the secretrfry of-the sugar
trust, was summoned at the'same time, and
que.-tions of the same general character
were propounded, ta him. which he also de
clined to answer ..under the advice of coun
sel, and for his- refusal to answer which he
wa Indicted by thu grand Jury of this DIs
'trlct;. . "
These questions-were asked in pursuance
of the clause ia the Senate resolution creat
' Ihg the committee w-hich directed it to "in
quire further wucthar any contributions
have been made by the said sugar trust, ur
any persons connected therewith, to any
political party, for oanipalcu and political
purposes, or tq secure or defeat legislation."
It wan contended by counsel for these de
fendants that this subject of contributions
for cnmpaign-purpoMa was a matter Into
which the Senate had no right to inquire,
and further that the questions were Im
material, because t,hey related to State and
local contributions with which, under tl.o
Constitution, the Senate could have noth
ing to do in shortf,that the questions asked
were not pertinent.to the matter under in
quliy, which had In view the ascertain
ment of the fact whether any Senator had
been guilty of misconduct in the manner
charged In the newspaper articles, the pub
lication of which occasioned the investi
gation. In this respect the cases of Havemeyer
and Searles differ from that of the broker.
Chapman, who, in consequence of his re
fusal U answer questions relating to the
dealings, throughhis firm, of Senators in
sugar stock during the pendency of the
tariff bill, Is now serving a sentence in
tlio Dibtrict Jail., In the main, however,
the same constitutional questions are
said to be involved in the cases of nave
meycr and Searlea as In the Chapman
case, aud the sanie Is true of the cases of
Shriver aud Edwards, the newspaper cor
respondents, and the other redalcitrant wit
nesses now under indictment
It was practically conceded In the briefs
filed In support of the demurrers to the In
dictments In the Havemeyer and Searles
cases that if the Senate had the power to
make tlds Invej-tigatjon, and if tho ques
tions which the witnesses declined to an
swer were legitimately connected there
with, and tbo witnesses' answers would
not tend to criminate theui, the Senate had
the constitutional power to punish them for
refusing to answer.
The question- as to the constitutionality
of Section 102 of the Revised Statutes,'
upon which theseindictmcuts are based.and'
as to the constitutional light of the com
mittee, under the resolution under which
the investigation was pioceedlng, to abk,
and punish the defendants for their refusal
to answer, the questions that were pro
pounded to them, having .ill been decided
by the court of appeals and the Supreme
Court of the United S'tates in the Chapman
case against their contentions, these other
defendants are practically precluded from
again raising them In the criminal court
before Judge Bradley, who would be
obliged to decide bhein in conformity with
the decisions of the higher courtp, and tins,
of course, will In a great measuie nanow
the scope of the trials in the criminal
court. It Ih undci stood that about the only
matter that will' lie left for the Jury to
decide in the present cases is whether the
questions alleged in 'the indictment were
actually put to the wlEnesses and Avhcther
they declined to answer these identical
questions as charged.
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E TIFF ii THE SENATE
Continued from First Page. "
ate will meet at 11 o'clock in the morn
ing and remain it the task before it until
5:;jl) in the evening, and after thlb has
gone on lor a reasonable time, say two
weeks, tho Senate is to be asked to resume
lta sitting at 8 o'clock in the evening
for two "or three hours. Senator Chandler
made this suggestion, and believed it
would add very materially to the expe
diting of the measure through the Senate
It was very plainly Intimated that un
less the bill as reported to the Senate was
very materially changed, ample time would
be required to wrestle with it in confer
ence, and for this reason it was thougnt
to be desirable to get it out of the Senate
at the earliest day possible.
There was hardly a schedule in the bill
that did not come In for some share of
the discussion, every Senator being more
or less interested la some of the changes
that had been made. Senator Gaihuger
precipitated the discussion on the in
creased Internal revenue features of thu
bill and the tariff on tea. He expressed
his great unwillingness to vote for this
duty on tea, and said that he did not
consider It a wise policy, after all these
years of free tea, for the Republicans to
bring in a bill putting that article on the
dutiable list again. It would create a
bad Impression among tho people, and ex
cellent as the arguments might be in favor
of the policy, the facts would be per
verted and the effect would be di&astrous
upon the party.
The increased internal revenue duty on
beer, tobacco, and cigars was antagonized
by the Senators from the beer producing
Statep, especially Senators Foraker and
Hanna. o Ohio; Spooner. of Wisconsin; Nel
son, of Minnesota; Fairbanks, of Indiana;
Plate, of New York; Quay and Penrose, of
PenusylMinia, and Piatt, of Connecticut.
Both Ohio Senators said they would be
w illlng to accept the combined Judgment of
the Republicans, but the proposed Increase
in the beer tax was a measure to which
the party had not been committed, and they
did not think it would help the party any
to incorporate It in the bill. While they did
not propose to be antagonistic to their as
sociates to anumeasonable degree they sug
gested that the matter had better be the
subject of another conference.
Mr. Foraker did not appear to be dis
turbed over the subject as did Mr Uann.1,
but he agreed with his Junior colleague
that It would not be wise to rush the
thing through the Senate without due con
sideration, and intimated that such con
sideration would probably be given the
sebject before tho final vote was taken.
If it was essential to have more revenue,
and It the pending bill did not yield that
revenue, Mr Hanna suggested that the
beer tax be abandoned and a stamp tax
of some character substituted. This,
ho believed, would yield as much, if not
more, income, than proposed increase on
beer, and that, too, without being charged
with being an attack upon the poor man's
This suggestion led to a general dis
cussion of a proposed stamp tax, and it
appeared to be the consensus of opinion
thatit might notbc a bad thing to follow
out this idea. In amplifying his views
Mr. Hanna said that revenue stamps
ought, if revenue had to be raised in this
fashion, to be affixed to bank checks,
certificates of dividends, stock trans
fers and other evidences of stock trans
actions and speculations
Senator Chandler asked if all this was
necessary, as was contended by theframers
of the bill, for an emergency only, why it
would not bo better to borrow a little
money, and bo done with It. The caucus
thought not, however, and that ended this
Senator Pritchard stated that there were
several matters in the bill in which his peo
ple were interested, but in all things he
was ready to accept the Judgment of the
The sugar sohedule did not cause that
amount of discussion that was anticipated.
Senator Aldrlch made a full statement of
the provisions of the Senate measure and
several questions were asked him about
tho rates that the bill sought to fix and the
difference between the Senate and House
measure The Senator replied at great
length, taking the ground that in f-o far as
tho differential on refined sugar was
concerned as between the Senate bill, the
House rates and the existing law, there was
practically no difference. A Bone member
of the caucus said last night: "It funded
very nice and looked simple while the
Senator was stating the case, but when I
got out of the caucus and got to thinking
about the thing myself, I found that I
didn't know any more than I did at first."
Mr. Aldrlch" pointed out the fact that the
House provision fixing a specific rate of
1 cent a-pound, with an Increase of 3-100
of a cent for each degree above 75, pro
duced an excessively high ad valorem rate
on low-grade sugars and a rather low rate
on hlgh-gradesngars. Th.elow-gradesugars,
such as Manilla, Java and Muscavados,
would bekcptoutaltogctherby thel centa
pound rate, for In the case of these sugars
It was equivalent to 100 per cent
Commercial reasons alone suggested that
this rate was prohibitive. These sugars,
Mr. Aldrlch stated, came from the islands
of the East, and were the cargoes of vessels
that go there laden with American goods.
If the duty was so high as to
make It impossible to import them
into this country, the American
trade with' those islands would be lost, for
the reason that there would be no induce
ment for ships to go to those ports where
no return cargo could be secured. On
these sugars the duty of 1 cent a pound
was'cquvalent to 100 per cent., while on
the high grade sugar It went as low as 33
percent Again, Mr. Aldrich pointed out
that these low-grade sugars did not com
pete with home sugar, and there was no
good reason why they should be discrimi
nated against by the levying of such ex
cessive rates against them.
The Seuate bill, with its compound rates
of ad valorem nnd specifics, made an aver
age rate of 75 per cent nd valorem, and
equalized the rate3 so that these inequali
ties no longer existed. The differential
on reflued sugar in this bill and the Ding
ley bill were practically the same, and Mr.
Aldrich also took occasion to say that the
Senate bill, in this feature, did rot vary
from the differential in the existing Jaw
more than, one-hundredth of a cent He
told the caucus that tho expert of the
Democrats had figured the matter out ror
thciif, and were unable to show them that
there was. any differential for the refin
ers greater than the existing law &ave
them. The refiners got the one-eighth of
a cent they now received, nnd. more than
this could not be had under the Senate
schedule Mr. Aldrlch will give thla part
of the bill a great deal of his atrentl.nin
Xhe speech he is to make today iu, calling)
tne usu up in tne senate.
The sunject of the abrogation of the
Hawaiian treaty was brought up. and Mr.
Aldrich was asked several questions on
that part of the K-heduIe. He said that In
fctflkfrig'onr'thVHouse provision the com
mittee Jiad not intended -fo abrogate the
reciprocal treaty with Hawaii, ne thought
tnat a proposition woufd besubmittediu the
Senate looking to a. modification of the ar
rangement, or, possibly Its gradual abro
gation 'I he committee accepted his disclaimer,
but Senator Frye and several pthers gave
notice that they should fight the proposed
abrogation of JiIm treaty to Che bitter end.
Senator Nelson of Minnesota, favored
the abolishment of the treaty. He cittd
figures showing the imports of sugar into
this country from the tslatid, all of which
nad escaped taxation, whereby we had
lost eight or nine millions of dollars an
nually, a sum of money we had. In effect,
given to the islands without securing any
adequate return." It was not good busi
ness sense and ought to be clianged.
The duty on hides caused quite a con
troversy. Senator Lodge started the
trouble along this line by stating that
the East would never agree to putting
hides on the dutiable list It was a blow
at tlio Industries of the State which he
in part represented, and Mr. Lodge Inti
mated that no matter what the caucus
may decide, he would carry the fight Into
the Senate and endeavor, through the
votes of Democrats, to have hides put
back on the free list.
This started the discusbion In the direc
tion of the binding force of a caucus and
any agreement that might be reached by
fiuch caucus. Several thought that Sena
tors ought to be guided by what the ma
jority of the party thought was best for
the whnie party regardless of what the
constituents of any particular Senator
thought, and it was stated pretty plainly
that if Senators were not in a mood to
compromise and give and take there would
be trouble in pausing the bill. Senators,
Mr. Lodge was told, ought not always lo
obey the behests of their constituent!, If
in so doing they drove the party on the
rocks. It was quite evident from the
trend the discussion took on this question
that severat other conferences will have to
be had before the troublesome question of
hides is dicposed of.
Mr. Lodge asserted that there had been
a great deal of misinformation on this sub
ject anyhow, and the idea that dutiable
hides helped the raisers of animals was
The wcol schedule was the subject of a
shorter discussion than was expected.
Messrs Warren and Clark, representing the
Western States, said that while they did
not like the hchedule In its entirety they
would be compelled to accept the com
bined judgment of the party on this sub
ject. They declared their intention of
making a. fight, however, for all the duty
they could get on the wool, in which their
section was especially Interested.
Senator Fairbanks made a shorrbut fiery
speech In favor of organizing for a sharp
and decisive campaign in the Senate and
forcing the bill through In the shortest pos
sible time. He was in favor of submitting
to the will of the caucus on all questions
and abiding by the action that body might
While, no action was taken on any speeifio
proposition it was agreed, so far as the
conventional character of the discussion
would Justify any conclusion that the Re
publicans did not propose to have their
handp forced, aHd would only vote when
they thought they had the situation well in
hand and were ready to take the vote
THE TAILORS STILL OUT
Leader Sclioenfeld States Conditions
for Resumption of "Work.
Coutrnctors Approve the Schedules
and Some Individual Settle
ments May Be Made.
New. York, May 24. The beginning of
the second week of the Fast Side tailors'
strike finds the tailors still out, but with
strong indications that some of them at
least will go back before Its close Schoen
fcld, the leader of the tailors, made pub
lic this morning the conditions upon which
the strike should be declared off They
are as follows: First, the tailors shall
work fifty-nine hours a week; second, they
are to have work by the week and to be
paid for it every week; third, only mem
bers of the Brotherhood Tailors' Union
men arc to be employed, and, fourth, the
task and piece work system must be
In his terms of settlement Schocnfeld
demands the following wages per week:
First-class coat operators , SI 8 r second-class
coat operators, $9; basters, $16; helpers,
$1 2; prcssers, $10 and $14; finishers, $10.
The scale of wages is in some respects
lower t nan the one agreed upon last August
No hands will be allowed to start at work
again until the manufacturer to whom their
products will be sold agrees not to employ
any contractor who refuses to abide by the
ten-hour-day demand. The manufacturers
must also agree to be responsible for the
payment by the contractors they employ
of the wages agreed upoain the contract.
"These are the only conditions," said
Schocnfeld. "upon which we wlllpermitthe
tailors to return to work. Of course, the
contractors cannot pay the wages demand
ed by the schedule under the existing cir
cumstances. It will be necessary for them
to raise by 25 per cent the prices they now
pay the contractors for the products of their
bhops. I am confident that the big Broad
way manufacturers will be pleased to have
the ten-hour day universally enforced. They
have stuck to it pretty well.
"Our plan in asking the manufacturers
to be responsible for the wagespald by the
contractors is this:
"We do not expect them to make up in
money any breach of faith on the part
of the contractors, but we shall ask sham
as soon as we have prcof that the con
tractors employed by them are not living
up to the scale of wages agreed upon, to
take the work away from these con
tractors aud give them no more
"The contractors have repeatedly proved
themselves to be irresponsible persons,
and this time we intend to bind them down
so that they will be compelled to keep
A number otcontractorscalled on Sclioen
feld this morning and signified their
approval of the schedule adopted by the
tailors They said they would be glad to
open their shops on the lines demanded by
the tcilors tomorrow.
The big parade and mass meeting of the
strikers at Union Square, scheduled for
tomorrow night, has been postponed.
Schoenreld has decided that it would be
better not to have the demonstration until
the vest makers and progressive tallow
ehall all have gone out. x
$10 AUD SS2
for your pick of a fine lot of
pure wool men's suits.
Blue serges blue and
black cheviots and fancy
Scotch plaids and mixtures
are all-represented in this
special sale now going- on.
And don't forget they're
all "home made' right
from our own factory.
Corner 7th and E Sts N. V
No I'rancli Storo In Wushiugtotu
OFFICE" OFCOLLECTOR OF TAXES.
District of Columbia, Washington, May
21, 1&97. Taxpavers will please take no
Use that SATURDAY, MAY 29, will be
the last day for payment of taxes due In
May without penaicy, Monday, ilav 31,
being a legal holiday By order of the
Commissioners, District or Columbia.
Attest. E. G. DAVIS,
my25-5lt Collector of Taxes;
EXTRAORDINARY announcement to users
of typewriters Berore buying, examlna
the Hartford typewriter; price $50; high
grade, standard make, universal key hoard;
stop being rooled Into paying $100 for ma
chines arter this date. TYPEWRITER.
HEADQLARTERS AND MANUFACTUR
ERS' AGENCY, 1307 F st. nw.
DENTISTRY done on weekly and monthly
payments; crown and bridge work a
specialty. DR. T- W. STUBBLEFIELD.
11th and F sts ; over Mertz's Drug Store.
AID FOR STMHDED ACTORS
Fine Benefit Performance Promised
at the Bijon.
Long List of Stnr Volunteers -t
Please the Public and Assist
Their Brethren in Distreaw.
The full program of the great benefit per
formance at the Bijou tonight for tb
stranded members ofthe Buckler Stock Com
pany, which went under last wcek.owinjr
to the disappearance of their manager, has
now been arranged. There are fourteen
numbers which should, If they are given tho
time usually occupied by vaudeville turns,
extend nearly three hours.
There is local talent and imported, and it
is of all kinds, from the magic of Prof.
Hepner to the music of X-Ray Bixley, and
from the graceful fairy dancing of littlo
Elsie Lower to the trick bicycle work of
The Projectoscope, Edison's own moving
picture machine, and said to be the most
perfect of them all. will be one of th
features. The Jonnie Juniors Quartette,
one of the best-hked of the local glet
clubs, is also to do Its best work.
The full program follows:
Charles N. Mack, the Irish comedian,
late of Murphy & Mack.
Deltmo. the man of many forms, dlreof
from .Koster & Dial's, New York.
Elsie Lower The wonderful fancy dancer.
Arthur Middleton-Bass soloist
John Terrell Comic, sentimental and de
scriptive vocalist, by kind permission oi
Walsh's Music HalL
M. Hepner The man of magic ani
Bert Lewis The original comedy creator,
Madden & Adams In their up-to-dat
Armstrong Brothers Young American
modern parodists. By kind permission ol
Managers Kernan and Semon.
Harry Park Washington's own and fa
vorite trick cyclist
X-Ray Bixley In his great success, "Tht
Musical Barroom "
Edison's Projectoscope, mor wonderfo"
than the VitascopeorKinetoscope, by kin
permission of Prof- J E. Smith.
There is already a certainty that tht
benefit will be a fine success financially.
THE CENTRAL LABOR TTNIOX.
Efforts to Be Mnde to Orgnnlze
Delegates from nineteen trades unions
answered roll call at the meeting of thu
Central Labor Union, held last evening, at
A great deal of the time of the meeting
was consumed in discussing the condition
governing employes at the different stenra
laundries In the city.
It was reported that in a great many of
tho laundries theemployes, who are for thi
most part youngglrls, are compelled to wort
from fourteen to fifteen hours a day fot
the small sum of $2.50 per week. It wax
stated that at one of these laundries th
employes often work until 2 o'clock in tha
morning and receive no pay for the extra
The sanitary conditions at many of tha
laundries are said to be very bad, and tho
matter will bereportfdtothe health officer.
The union is determined to use every ef
fort to bring about an improvement In tha
conditions under which the laundries are
operated. The first step In this line will
be the organization of the employes. .
It was reported that a contractor at
Glen Echo had refused to pay bis em
ployes their wages for four weeks. The
delegates advised union men not to work
for the contractor referred to
The special contract committee ap
pointed to secure the work on the Jewish
synagogue reported that they fere as-
sured that the work would be given" o
Washington union men.
The statements published by the Build
ing Trades Council and Brotherhood of
Painters and Decorators in answer to tha
circular-letter' of Painters' Assembly No.
1748, K. of L., in reference to the boy
cotting of one of the local steamboat com
panies, was Indorsed. The reply of the
manager of the steamboat company re
ferred to, denying the statements made by
the Knlsrhts of Labor painters that he had
employed non-union painters, was also read '
Do you know that you can have tha Morn
ing, Evening and Sunday Times deliveredat
your residence for fifty cents a month?
OCONN0R-0n Sunday, May 23, 1S97,
at G p. m., after a short but painful Illness,
JAMES L. O'CONNOR, beloved nusbaud of
Mary O'Connor, a native of County Clare,
Funeral will take place from his late
resilience, 66 H street northeast, theaca
to St. Aloyslus Church, where requiem
high mass will be celebrated at 9 a. m.,
Wednesday, May 26, 1897.
May tits soul rest In peace.
trXD EIITAEKI IS.
j. wxiirLA-M: lee.
y32 rn. Ave. K. W.
FlrstoIUMs service. Phone, 1383.