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THE aiOKJSlJtfGr TIDIES, 3TBIDAY, JUNE 25, 1897.
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WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNE 25.
Senator Morgan and Hawaii.
Under the Morgan bill the Hawaiian isl
ands are to become a teirltory of the
United States, and the laws of this coun
try aie to apply on July 4, 1898, unless
earlier action to that effect is taken by
the Oongrc-s The Senate is to give the
President the benefit of Its advice and
consent in the appointment of official
administrators during the partial inter
regnum, which Is an improvement on the
original proposition. In fact, Mr- Ilanna
Will not have the benefit of a practical
dictator-hip over Hawaii 1u case the bUl
passes, and, in any event, his ability com
bined with that of his friend and ally, Mr
Havemeycr, to defeat annexation secretly
wlule pretending to favor it openly will be
The Morgan bill Is an excellent sub
stitute for annexation by mere Senatorial
ratification, which requires a two-thirds
".ote. while now a bare majority of each
House will be sufficient to incorporate the
Pacific republic in the territory of this
Jf the Administration has attempted to
make a spectacular demonstration with
the Hawaiian treaty. Intending to kill it on
the sly, the scheme has been cleverly
met and overturned. If It has acted In
good faith, the Morgan bill will afford
readier and speedier means to accomplish
nu object much favored by the nation. Mr.
McKtntey should take the earliest op
portunity to express his sense of obliga
tion to Senator Morgan
Tlie Treaty nud The Times.
In its number for June, the London Na
tional Reviey difcusses the defeat of the
Oluey-Pauncofote arbitration treaty, and
the position of The "Washlnstou Times In
connection wth the same, at considerable
length, and, from a Bnlii-h standpoint, we
think rather fairly and dispassionately
The Review introduces the subject by
expressing the opinion that the rejection
of the measure by the American Senate
"Is simply the conciete expression of
what very many intelligent observers
know to be the truth, and because It is
an unpleasant truth, a great many of us
who arc Interested in maintaining the most
friendly relations between the United
States and Great Britain gloss over and
minimize it? It is the expression of the
animosity which the majority of Americana
feel against England and everything Eng
lish." "Tills sentiment was most forcibly
and strikingly shown the moment the
aibitratiou treaty had been signed by
Secretary of State Olney and Sir Julian
Faaucefote It was at once regarded as
tho case of the Greeks bearing gifts. The
peifectly simple and straightforward
language of the treaty was supposed to
conceal hidden pitfalls and snares which
would work the undoing of the United
The National Review is at sea as to why
this anti-British sentiment exists, and it
may be puzzling to the British mind, while
it ought to be easy enough for any Ameri
can versed in tne history and international
relations of the century to make it clear.
But the Review ratcltes a glimpse of the
truth, in seeing something connected with
American bimetallism, in the defeat of
the treaty. It quotes an editorial from this
journal, printed on the day after the
final vole, and says: "Bimetallism, of
course, had nothing directly to do with the
treaty, but It had this much to do in
directly, that a great many Senators were
firmly convinced that the ratification of
tho treaty meant a continuance of Eng
land's gold standard, and. In some mys
terious way, which no one- ever explained
or felt necessary to explain, the treaty
meant the continued adherence of the
United States to its present monetary sys
tem, and the postponement to a still more
distant date of International bimetallism."
At this point in the narrative the National
Review quotes the Washington Times'
edltorinl, but, perhaps accidentally, sup
presses that portion of it which explained
the hidden purpose of the Olney-Paunee-fote
treaty, in connection with the mono
metallic conspiracy. "What we printed In
that regard was, in substance, tliat, under
tho omnibus terms of the treaty, all
questions of "differences between the
countries, not specifically excepted, were
to be made subjects of arbitration. A
perfectly reasonable construction of the
agreement, as proposed, could have brought
the question of our liability to -pay foreign
feeders of national bonds, under the terms 1
of the treaty. If, in 1901, a bimetallic
Secretary of the Treasury went to at
tempt to retire a Government bond held by
Lord de Rothschild in the money of the
contract, the latter would have been- in
.a position to cay; "You are estopped from
doing that. Repeated Treasury rulings
Jind assurances from Presidents- Cleve
land and McKinley have pledged the
good faith of your Government to pay
your bonded debt in gold. This constitutes
a 'difference between the two countries,'
as comprehended by the treaty. I shall
appeal, through her majesty V embassy,
There is not a scintilla of doubt that
this was one of the chief purposes of
the Olney-l'auucefote treaty, and there
is not less that It is the principal aim
of the new treaty, a rough drart of
which has been agreed uin In Washing
ton, and which is now on its way to
the British foreign office in the dispatch
box of Sir Julian Pauncefote. The exist
ence of such a paper is denied by the
Administration, but its friends admit tnat
ex-Senator Edmunds of Vermont is sound
ing the Senate to see what kind of a
treaty it would stand. In view of this
fact, the denial may be taken for what
ever It is worth.
It boots not to say how the cat es
caped from the State Department bag.
It is sufficient that it got out. A whole
list of American newspapers joined in
securing knowledge of the movement.
T.he New York Sun probably could
shed light on the subject, if it chose
to. It repotted that, when the nego
tiations for a new arbitration treaty
should be renewed, "the basis upon which
they will proceed will be widely dif
ferent frcm that upon which Secretary
Olney and Sir Julian Pauncefote stood
when the treaty recently rejected by
the Senate was framed A now treaty,
should one be prepared, will, it can be
stated, be confined to a declaration of
confidence in the principle of arbitra
tion as the proper method of settling
international disputes, and a purpose to
refer all such disputes as they arise,
saving only those of matters vhich af
fect national honor and such otlier special
exceptions, such as the Monroe doctrine
and the control of the Nicaragua Canal,
as the Administration may see fit to
make, to tribunals of arbitration for de
termination." British diplomacy und British financial
interests in America, m alliance wth the
Anglo-American gold and bond syndi
cates, the Spanish-Cuban bondholders and
the Sugar Trust, temporarily arc willing
to retire from attempts to revive the
Clayton-Bulwer treaty, or to denounce
the Monroe doctrine, if only we can be
induced to put our head in the nwJt of
aibitratiou ou the questiou of our liabil
ity to piv our foreign debt in gold coin,
or that of our right of intervention m
Cuba coutrary to British interests, and,
similarly, our light to exeiciffe any other
power In .the direction of foreign or
domestic policy in any case where in
tervening interests may serve to raise1
the question of "a difference between
the two countries."
It is a fine illustration of the neces
sity for eternal vigilance. And, meau-J
time, it is pleasant to obseive that Gieat.
Britain continues to surround our coasts
with fortification, guns and fleets. From
St. Johns, Halifax, the lakes, Vancouver,
Esquimault, Bermuda, Barbadoes, Jamaica,
Santa Lucia, British Honduras from
every direction, the forts and ordnance
of our friend the lion, frown in our faces.
As an alternative to their active opera
tion we are to be offered arbitration.
On the whole, the British-American
governmental and finaucial combination
will discover that the American people
prefer to take their chances against the
Liberty Above Tariffs.
What Hanna, Havemeyer and the New
York Herald appear to be afraid of Js
almost too good for belief; but through
the organ named, they mention the ap
prehemdon that friends of liberty and
humanity among Republican Senators may
be numerous enough to hold up the tariff
until the Administration is compelled to
recognize Cuban belligerency.
From auy American point of view such
n project cannot be regarded as gloomy.
Lverybody knows, or ought to, that, as
Senator Chandler has expressed it, liberty
is above tariffs, and the rights of man more
to be considered than an extra cent to iho
Sugar Trust. Senators know that the fit
uation In Cuba demands the immediate
recognition of belligerency, both on grouuJs
or internatir.nal law and the simplest dic
tates of humanity "Why, then, should it be
surprising that enough of tl'ein. even Le
publicans and sinners though thoy be,
should develop the patriotism and manhood
to stand out and say: "No recognition of
Cuba, no tariff bill!"
Without any regard to political lines or
considerations, the American people are
looking for Just such men. Panics may
go down in defeat; but, men, high-minded
men, who have the courage to shake loose
from the nanna-Havemeyer-buck and gag
and do Justice to a gallant people fighting
for freedom, will forever live eushrined
lu the Jiearts of their fellow-countrymen.
It is painful to recoguize the fact that
unless the Hanna administration can be
induced or forced into performing its plain
duty in connection with the Cuban situa
tion, we are likely to hear of Cuban re
taliation for Spanish atrocities, as far
as execution of prisoners is concerned,
which, however justifiable under the cir
cumstances, can but add new terrors to
the picture of the war.
For two years the Cuban generals and
armies haveadhcred religiously to the laws
and rules of civilized warfare. They bave
gone beyond them In the prompt release
of prisoners, and In the conveyance of
wounded Spaniards, left on the field of
battle, to within the Hues of their friends.
All thla time the Spaniards have been
murdering Cuban prisoners of war, slaugh
tering sick and wounded Cubari soldiers in
hospitals, together with their nurses and
surgeons, and outraging and butchering
Cuban women and girl children.
Yet for two loos -years the hand of j
Cuban vengeance has been stayed, and
Gomez, Garcia and all the other Christian
heioes have gone on returning good for
evil, iH'lleving that the jubtice of their
cause, and their sacred respect for I he
ethics of war would appoa to the Govern
ment and the people of the United States
and secuie to the Cuban arms the recognl
tiou of belligerency. That recognition
would have depilved Spain of the least
color of- exciiHs for treating-prisoners
taken in battle as malefactors, and it
ought to liave been granted long ago in
the interests of humanity, even it the
action had Lcen contrary to every prece
dent. It happens, however, that the weight of
authority ou international law gles bellig
erency as i right to revolutionists whose
struggle for political liberty has assumed
pioportlouh much below those presented
by the Citbau revolution. Let us refer to
what hits been suld by one of the greatest
writers on the subject. Bluntschli, in his
well-known monograph entitled, "Opinion
Impaiiiale cur la Question de i'Alubamu,"
The history of every people demon
strates inut these reiuxteu parties have
oiten succeeded either to round a new
State or to conquer in a permanent man
ner the sovereigu power of the Statu
or which they iormed a part. It can
not be maintained, therefore, that parties
so poweriul and AVell armed should not
possess a possible aptitude to constitute
new states. Now, it is precisely upon
that question that the legal possibility
or considering them belligerents rests.
it is certainly one oi the greui ad
vances of civilization to have, in these
latter days, caused to recede more uiiiL
moie.iu such a case, the rigorous applica
tion of penal laws before the more humane
applications of the law or nations. Aa long
as the officers and soldiers or the rebel
army have cause to Jear.ir captured, that
they will be Imprisoned usstate criminals or
punished by death, they will infallibly be
led to revenge themselves, In the lorm
of reprisals, upon the prisoners which
they in turn make from anions the troops
of the government, and also put them to
death. If, on the contrary, the insurgent
troops are assured that the enemies against
whom they carry on a regular warfare
will not pursue or punish them aa crim
inals, but will treat them as enemies
accoiding to rules of international law
adopted by chlilzed nations, they, too.
win rauiunn 10 me law or nations "
aud abstain from all useless barbarity.
It is principally for these practical
rea-ons that the notion or belligerency.
" Instead or being limited to two
foieign States at war with one another,
has been extended to an Integra:' part of
the population of a State which tn Is in
fact organized as a military force: (b)
observes, in the conduct or hostilities, tho
law or war, and (c) believes in good ralth
that it is struggling. In lieu and stead of
a htate, ror the detente of Its public lights.
Under the foregoing dictum, and tho
dicta ojr every recognized authority on in
ternational law, agree with It. the Cuban
patriots have been entitled to recognition
as belligerents by the United States, for, at
least a year and a half, if not longer.
To stand by and see them treated as
criminals for doing exactly what we did
a hundred and twenty years ago, with lets
cause, has been cowardly and inhuman.
It has bpen and is a hideous offense
against God and humanity. At last it
seems to have driven the Cuban patriots
to retaliation. We are to blame for it;
How many American citizens are there
who would see their brethren tortured and
murdered, and their wives and daughters
systematically outraged and butchered by
the hell hounds of tyranny, and not take
any vengeance they could find? The
Cubans have been strangely patient wjth
their oppressor but tot more so than the
American people h&v been with their cold
blooded, callous authorities. In both In
stances the time for patience is past.
"As a further mark of respect" to the
memory of Representative Couke.or Illinois,
who tiled suddenly yesterday morning, the
suppressed House of Representatives "ad
journed" uutil next Monday. Now, a four
days adjournment Is not possible uuder the
Constitution of the United States, with
out the consent of the Senate, and St Is a
poor mark of respect to the memory of a
deceased member for Thomas Brackett
Reed to violate that instrument.
The rule proposed by Mr. Eugene Hale,
of Maine, to exclude ex-members of the
Senate from the chamber has occasioned
much surprise around the CapitoL One
Senator yesterday expressed the opinion
that Mr Hale had been much annoyed
in finding that many former Senators
are patriotically In favor of having justice
doge to the Cuban patriots; but it is
barely possible that efforts on the part
of ex Senator Edmuud to influence Sena
tors in favor of a uew British arbitra
tion treaty may have something to do
with the movement. By the way, under
the present rule, do ex-Senators enjoy
the privileges of the. President's room,
aa well as of the floor of the Senate?
Famllyaffection within tiie charmed circle
of the Republican party Is becoming con
spicuous by its absence. As Senator Cullotn
w ill not indorse an appointment that Sena
tor Mason wants made, the latter proposes
to hold up confirmation of some of the
former's people in Southern Illinois. Re
membering that the Republican party has
ben In office less than four months, the
situation is exhilirating for Its opponents.
The vaudeville in the Senate yester
day was rather tame. It was not the
"hot bhow" the public had a r'ght to
expect. It Is true that Senator Hale's
movement to restrict the privileges now
enjoyed by ex-Senators was mildly sen
sational; but there was nothing startling
in Mr. Allicon's prognosis of silk and
tobacco, to follow wool. Mr. Caffery
pieached a little sermon on "Democ
racy," in which he referred to the old
McKinley free breakfast table, and ob
served that the "Republicans now wanted
to upset It and to tax sugar in order
to "stave off stiver and advance beets,
and not to piotect sugar In Louisiana."
Mr. Caffery spoke for two hours.
A Jubilioos Vocabulary.
(From the Boston Herald.)
The Jubilee is making havoc with the
vernacular in London. Jubilated Is police
court slang for drunk and disorderly;
jiibilious, suffering too much to celebrate;
Jubilitis, an acute form of the disease;
Jiibilicaut, a jubilee beggar; jubilettl,
And "Without Even a Treuty.
(From the Omaha World-Herald.)
Thp annexation of Hawaii to Hie United
States is a lame affair compared with the
annexation of the United States to Maino.
A Hu morons .Wolf.
iFrcm the Cleveland TIain Dealer.) -Mark
Twain's wolf at the dcorseer.s to
be a decidedly humorous quadraoed.
CAPITOL NEWS AND GOSSIP.
Senator McMillan has won a fight in tho
interest or Slate pride-in the old his
toric names lor which Michigan is famous
throughout the country. A few wceksago
the Senator united with Congressman
Snover in he effoit to have a po&torflce
established at Folate Aux Baique.i. This
request was based uoon the needs of
j tins settlement, especially during the sum
mer, wiicn it is a very popular resort,
The Postofflce Department replied that
theie was no objection to the establishment
of a postoffice at tiie place designated, but
that it was against the policy of the de
partment to employ long names for new
postoffices. aud iutlmated that If the Sena
tor would choose a uame containing three
or four letters it would be promptly ap
proved, Upon receipt of this information
Senator McMillan wrote the following
sharp letter: t- J
"The circumstances iu this case con
strain us to insist' upon the retention of
the uumo of the) locality tor the postoffico
to be established. 'Under ordinary cir
cumstances where a1 new office Is to be
established, and it Is immaterial whether
the place be called after Smith, Jones or
Robinson, we would quite agree with the
I'ostofllce Department that the name of
Smith should be 'preferred to that of Rob
inson for the sake of brevity, but the case
in question is entirely different.
"We are asking to Jiave retained for a
Michigan postorfjee a name that has been
thorough!- ramlllar In the State for 200
years, and with all due respect to the board
or geographic names, or any other such
authori'y, and with nil due respect to the
convenience of the I'ostorficc Depart
ment, we must insist that the people of
Michigan should have preserved for them
their historic names, and further, that It Is
far more convenient for the people to
continue to use the name with which
they are ramiliar than It Is for them
to Ic-nni a new rame which lia.s no sig
nificance whatever because of its lack of
association with the locality. Under
the circumstances we respectfully renew
our request that the name Pointe Aux
Haiques bo given to the postofficc to be
established at that point "
Senator McMillan has received notifica
tion that theportoMce had been established
with tho desired name, and a postmaster
strong delegation ofcolored and'whlte
politicians called at the Senate in behalf
of Hon. James A. JUUm, or Connecticut,
who is the compromise candidate Tor min
ister to Kcllvia. About twenty Senators
were rnterivewed and signified their in
tention to support Mr. Roston.
Tho notice given In the Senate yester
day by Mr Hale of an amendment to the
rules governing the privileges of the
floor so as to suspend It to Senators-elect
and ex-Senntora Interested in tiie prose
cution of claims or in the passage of par
ticular b'11.1, is the ilrsCoff icinl notice taken
of a class or lobbyists who have recently be
come notorious about the Senate end of
the big building on the hill. Ex-Senators
have violnted this rule time and time
again, and it is a wonder that some Sena
tor has not had thu nerve to call at
tention to it ere this. Several ex-Senaors
are iccognized as the paid attorneys of
jiersons having legislation pending before
Congress, und the same may be said of
member of the House of Representatives
If thin rule is reported back by the
Committee on Rules, it will, iw Senator
White said yesterday.be a very hard mat
ter to enforce it for the reason that it
cannot well be known in advance for
what purpose an ex-Senator enters the
chamber. There are several ex-Senators
ag;in.-t whom the rule is said to take ef
fect. The scheme to erect a hall of records
was revived yesterday In a bill Introduced
In the House by Mr. Johnson, or North
Dakota, for ithcjmrchase for that purpose
of lots 17 to 21 and sublet l'ti , adjacent to
the Winder building. The property front
on Seventeenth and U streets, and the
limit of cost is .fixed at $2-10,000.
Representative Greene Introduced a bill
in the House yesterday which provides that
a- day's work ror policemen In the District
shall consist of but eight hours. The meas
ure provides that where officers are re
quired to serve1 a lougcr number of hours
each, day they shall be allowed for each
additional hour an additional sum in pro
portion to their regular pay.
A favorable report was received from
the War Department yesterday by Senator
McMillan, chairman Of the District Com
mittee, ou the resolution Introduced by
him authorizing a survey to lie made for
the reclamation of the Anucostia flats.
Among otnei things, the report says.
"The river affords the only access by
water to the AVashlngton navy yard, and
should be Improved by a channel of suffi
cient depth and width to enable naval
vessels, of certain classes, at least, to
reach the navy yard
"The river forms the southeast and east
ern boundary of the city of Washington,
and as these sections of the city are built
up, additional wharves will undoubtedly be
established along tills water front.
"The discharge of the boundary and
other city sewers into the Anacnstla River
is attended by more or less deposit of sew
age upon the wide flats and marshes of
the river, and which Is said to be the
cause of much malarial disease."
The report recommends extending the
date of the survey to January 20, 1898.
SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
- "This hair," said the fortune-teller,
with a rapt expression, "belongs to one
most tenderly loved and cared for; the
sunshine of a home the light of a fond
heart. She will have a long and happy
life and will die surrounded by weeping
friends " , '
"Humph," said the man, "that lock of
flaxen hair belongs, to my wife's poodle
dog, Floretta Shows how much you
know about it."
"Yes." said the fortune-teller, serenely,
"it does. There was no word In what I
said which would not apply to your wife's
poodle dog, Floretta."
And the man had to admit that there
"Well," said the Kansas man, "maybe
you won't believe it, but it was hot that
summer. Why, my wife went out In the
poultry yard one day and found all the
chickens dead, and not only dead, but
baked done brown. And when -we came
to eat liem, we were treated to a new dish.
Every one of those fowls was stuffed
with pop-corn "
But here the crowd rose up and kicked
him down the steps.
There may be "more ways than one
to skin a cat; but none of these ways
are of any use until you have caught your
A bear steak Thretrpolnts drop in the
Unspotted by the world Very few peo
ple who liave dbne anything- worth no
"Who ever sawja dead goat?"
"I did; one day last week. Ho had
tried Yo eat a Beardriey poster."
"I woader vbyrther- say a dog's baTk
is worse than hlsiiblte?!
"Probably becaueeyou cau'fc tie it up."
NEWS OF THE WHITE HGUSE.
Sir. McKinley Outlines HIh Simntah
Policy to Minister Woodford.
President McKinley gave Instructions
early yesterday morning to the efrect
that as soon as Gen. Stewart L. Wood
ford, minister to Spain, should arrive at
tne White House he should be conducted
Immediately to him- Gen. Woodford ar
rived at anout 10:30 o'clock, aud before
1 o'clock laid finished his conference
Gen. Woodford will not sail for Madrid
before July 20, and he will devote the in
tervening time to a careful study of the
documents relating to Cuba on He in the
State Department, and to the specific
written instructions he will receive from
the President, which will include Mr. Cal
houn's written report of the Ruiz case
aud his verbal report as to the condition of
During the conference yesterday I tin un
derstood that the President gave him an
outline of the policy he desires the min
ister to pursue.
When Gen. Woodford took his depart
ure he carried with trim a huge envelope
sturred with papers, which, it is presumed,
tiie President gave him, as he did not have
the package when he went to tho White
House. The supposition is that the papers
relate to Gen. Woodrord's mission.
"When asked by a Times representative
to say something regarding the Spanish
mission, Gen. "Woodford politely begged
to be excused. He declined positively to
be interviewed on any subject.
The crowd that was packed In the ante
room yesterday was as great as any
that has visited the White House since the
beginning of the Administration, and each
individual in it, with but rare exceptions,
was there upon business relative to con
The demand for these appointments is
something terrific and every possible sort
of influence is being brought to bear to
obtain them. Senators, Congressmen,
Judges, ioliliciau8, clergymen, manufac
turers, were all represented In the throng,
each using a fan vigorously while waiting
for a chance to talk business with Mr. Mc
Kinley. Congressman Wilson of Brooklyn called
with William Griffin, wlio wants to be
retained as consular agent at Limoges, and
who left the White Ilouse feeling that his
request would be granted. A score of
people who did not eek office were intro
duced to the. 1 resident by Mr. Hiram
Young, editor of the York Dispatch, as
memliers of the Methodist choirs of York-,
Pa. An ancestor of the President settled
in York In 1745, aud erected a houi In
1747. The church choirs, when they
visited the President, presented him with
a photograph or this house, which is still
standing, and several photographs of the
farm. The President expressed much
pleasure at receiving the pictures.
Congressman Evans and Mr. Gaines, the
colored applicant from Kentucky for the
office of Register of the Treasury, made
another call yesterday on the President,
after wnlchMr. Gaines said that he thought
his clianccs for the appointment were
Col. Morrison, chairman of the Interstate
Commerce Commission, called In the Interest
of a Republican neighbor, who wants to
be appointed a consul.
Senator Piatt and Col. Charles L. Swift
saw th President in relation to the con
sulship at Belfast, which plum Col. Swift
would like to capture. Senator Taulkner,
Congressman Babcock, Congressman Can
non and Congressman Stone were also ad
mitted to the President to press applica
tions for consulships Col. Mosby, of
guerrilla fame, tried to see the President,
but failed He expects to be appointed to
a South American consulship, but It is
not definitely settled yet. Senator Carter
was another visitor.
The rumor that T. V. Powderly is soon
to be appointed commissioner general of
Immigration could not be ronf rmed, but
It wussald that there is to be nohasteex
eited in filling tb position. It was not
denied that Powderly stands a good chance
for the of rice, as a recognition or his serv
ices In the campaign last fall.
The statement that ex-Senator Edmunds
is drawing a general arbitratlou treaty
with Great Britain was denied at the White
House yesterday, but it would surprise no
one if such a treaty should make its ap
pearance at the next J-ession of Congress.
A delegation from theEighth Congression
al district. Virginia, headed by Patrick
11. McCaull and R. H. l-lalford. called on
the President to protest aga.nst the civil
Assistant Secretary Vanderlip accom
panied Massana Macda, the delegate from
Japan, and ex-minister or agriculture for
that country, and Takenosuke Furuya to
the President and introduced them. Mr.
Maeda made a speech, in which he referred
to the desire of Japan to have reciprocal
agricultural relations, and the Presi
dent made a suitable reply.
It was said during the day that the
probabilities arc that George F. Bidwell
wi'l be nppolnted collector of customs of
New York city to fill the place made
vacant by the death of Collector KUbreth.
This appointment Is not nettled upon, how
over, and there appcars-to be a strong
internal fight going on in the New 1'ork
Congressional delegation against it. It
Is even said that If Mr. Piatt insists on
the orflce going to Bidwell an open re
volt will be declared against hla rule.
The klrklng Congressmen want this offico
to be given a Central or Western New
York man, whq will not be forced to use
tho patronage for New York city politics.
One of the strongest objectors to Bidwell
Is Congressman Wilson, of Brooklyn, who
does net want tho collector of the port to
take part in nominating a mayor
During the day Senator Morgan had a
short talk with Mr McKinley, and it Is
understood that the Interview related
to the annexation treaty Senator Morgan
declined to discuss the nature of his visit
The bicycle squad from the North western
University of Chicago, attired in neat
gray uniforms, were presented to the
President, who spoke a kindly word to the
KAILROADS LAST CARD.
Fiiml Strugirle Against the Indlan
npolJs Three-oent Fare Law.
Indianapolis, Ind.,. Juno 24. Before
Judge Sl.owalter in Federal court today
tho Citizens' Street Railway Company
playcd its last card in its struggle to
prevent the 2-cent fare law, passed by
tho lust legislature, from becoming opera'
tive on the street car lines of tho city.
The company filed a complete statement
of its assets and liabilities, attempting
to show thereby that the contract held
with Eastern bondholders would be im
paired if the 3-cent fares should prevail.
Among the indebtedness classed as
"valid" are the $3,000,000 bonds recently
issued. The city will hold that tho
tends are watered stock and cannot be
classed as valid indebtedness.
Gen. HarrUon made an argument dwell
ing almost entirely on the impairing of
Tornado Mixes in the Jubilee.
London, June 24. At Wembley Park, a
favorite London resort, a tornado struck
the place today and tore down several
buildings." There was a panic among the
900 children and others taking part In
the jubilee festivities. Several were in
(From th,e Philadelphia Times.)
McLean In Ohio is simply going to fight
Jlanna v-'ltu bis own weapons. There's a
suspicion tliat the weapons are double-barrels.
IN THE HOTEL LOBBIES.
"As far as I am able to see," said Mr.
Edmund T. Jefferson, of Omaha, at the
National last night, "from the evidence
tliat has been given to the world, the
Spaniards appear to be utterly unable,
even wheu using the most-diabolical metb
ods of warfare, to suppress the Cuban In
surgents. It would appear, also, that the
evidence is forcing itself upon many minds
in Spain. There Is a party there now
not uersc to stopping this strain on Span
ish resources, notwithstanding the blow to
Spanish pride. I therefore believe the
Cuban cause to be more hopeful than ever
berore- Then, again, it is very unlikely
that it will be many months berore the
Presldentot the United States willacknowl
edge the belligerency of the insurgents.
Mr. McKinley has displayed much caution
in approaching this subject. All trust
worthy sources have been sought for infor
mation, and in addition he has scut n
cohimissioner in whom he has every cn
fideuce to Investigate the condition of
affairs and make a special report. When
this report has been made I think the
President will see his way clear before
him. Should we acknowledge the belliger
ency of the insurgents Spain will undoubt
edly be provoked to terrible frenzy. But
Spain vrill never make war on the United
States. National folly would never go so
far as to Invite inevitable destruction.
The talk of coalitionof Europe against the
United States in favor of Spain Is too idle
"Hon. John L. McLaurin, of my State,"
said a South Carolinian at the Metropolitan
yesterday, "Is only thtTty-seven years old.
but has already won a local reputation as
u lawyer and an orator He now has a
chai.ee to build up a great cause as United
States Senator, ne has only to be every
thing that his colleague. Senator Tillman.
Is not, he has only to remember that South
Carolina Is back in the Union, and tospe-ik
and vote fiom purely patriotic motives He
has only to piove himself what every
Senator ought to be, and what some
Senators were i a the good old times lefore
the war, and he will rapidly become as
popnbir in every part of the nation as Lo
is In our State."
"The Police Commissioners of New
York," said Mr. Matthew T. Kelly, of
that city, at the Regent yesterday, "cou
tend that the gambling houses of the
city have been suppressed. Such a claim
is utter nonsense- It Is quite true that
the more elegant and famous establish
ments,, that were conducted with at
least a show of fairness and honesty,
have been closed, but the 'dens,' ;rhere
the lower class of desperate gamblers
preside, are as numerous as e.ver they
were before the era of 'reform" set in.
They arc running wide open, with an
apparent contempt for the authorities
and their carelessness of the precautions
that arc usually used in conducting. such
resorts certainly gives color to Conllu's
charge that they are 'protected' in high
quarters. I certainly tliiuk that neither
morality nor public p!lcy Is furthered
by a system that drives the more im
putable establishments out of existence
and allows those that openly rob end
swindle to flourish without hindrance."
"Everybody," said Mr. William T.
Shaw, of Eoston, at the Rlggs yester
day, "is pleased with the action of the
Harvard undergraduates who found tut
the three lads who bad daubed red paint
on the John Harvard statue and Invted
them to leave college. They have left.
Their ofrense was that they had a wrong
conception of fun, and by acting upon
it, offended, and to some extent, dis
graced the whole undergraduate body, to
which they belonged. The penaltv which
they have suffered is severe, but It Is
likely to be very wholesome In its ef
fects, both upon the boy? themselves and
upon lads of like proclivities who come
CALHOUN' 31 AY NOT ACCEPT.
The President's Friend Not Decided
About the Comptrollershlp.
Although the President has tendered
the appointment of Comptroller of the
Treasury to Judge W. J. Calhoun, late
special commissioner to Cuba, the latter
has not yet formal1 accepted It. The
position pays 6,000 a jear, which would
be far from remunerative to Judge Cal
houn, who is a lawyer of prominence in
Illinois, where he enjoys a large legal
practice. Speaking of the tender of the
appointment. Judge Calhoun said today:
"While the President lias tendered me
the appointment, widen came entirely
unsolicited on my part, I am entirelv at
sea whether to accept it or not. The fact
Is the t( cder was made burdened with cer
tain conditions wh'ch make It imperaire
that I riitist carefully consider them before
making up my mind one way or the
"I expect to leave here for my home at
Danville. III., tonight. There I will con
sult with my business associates, and
afterwards notify the President by wire
of my decision."
NOMINATKD TO THE SENATE.
Several Important Offices Filled
hy the President.
ThePresidentyesterdavhentt he following
nominations to the Senate:
Treasury-George B. Billings, of Massa
chusetts, to be commissioner of immigra
tion for the port of Boston; George W.
Esterly, of Minnesota, to be deputy auditor
of the State and other departments
Interior William Ryan, of Idaho;Thomas
A. Davis, of Idaho, and George A. Black,
of Washington, to be commissioners to
examine and classify lands within the
land grant and indemnity land grant limits
of the Northern Pacific R-iilroad Com
pany, in the Couer d'Alene land district, in
Navy Second Lieut. William N Mc
Kelvy, United States Marine Corps, to be a
GAY GIHL CONDUCTORS.
Des Moines Society Women Take
Charge of the Street Cars.
Des Moines, Iowa, June 24. Nearly 300
society ladies took part In possession or th
street car lines today and managed tlnn
for the endowment fund for the Hom it
the Aged. From 5 a. m. until midnipht tr
night uniformed lady conductors will run
thi cars. Only the prettiest young ladies
ure used as conductors. They arc -.vearlng
white duck caps and white shirt waists
and carry the regular punch about their
Two or three had n-ccidrnta early this
morning by getting off the cars backwarl,
but they soon caught on to the Idea and by
noon were calling the current "Juice"
and the- trolley "fish pole." All passen
gers were expected to pay from 25 centfl
to $5 for the trip. The highest paid at
noon was $50.
Van Aken Fined S5.
New York, June 24. William B. Van
jn, who was acquitted of the charge
assaulting former Senator John R.
rson, picnuea giw&y oeiore .tuogp
ritygpnild this morning to the charge
carrying a concealed weapon ana was
Chicago's Absent-Minded Way.
(From the Omaha World-Herald.)
Chicago Is experiencing her annual water
famine. Some of these- days Chicago will
discover that there Is a real large and con
siderably moist lake of real water la her
loin, lltri and F Sts. N. W. '-
OUR SPECIAL BAR&AII DAT.
For to-day we've scores of rem
nants of every character, kind and
condition perfect, imperfect, fresh
and finger marked. Remnants,
slow-moving goeds, less than com
plete assortments have no place
here. No matter what the prices
have been, they are marked down
to such prices as will make the
quickest possible clearance.
2 Men's Blue Serge Coats, single-breast-e"
-S1"37 and 44- Reaucednom $3.30
to $2.50 each.
3 Men's All-wool Sweaters, navy blue.
Sizes 34, 3a, 42. Reduced from 51.00
LU I UC. CdCU.
3 Pongee Silk Travplintr nr TInvlni.
tats or Dusters. Sizes 34. 3G, 3a.
Reduced from SKinfi in srn rui n.,i.
19 Men a Cream Satteen Negligee Shirts,
with blue, black or ted p.n stripes, collar
attached. Sizes 14 1-2, 15, 15 1-. in
duced riora COc. to 35a 3 for Sl.00
2 Blue Mixed Cheviot Suita. Sizes 34
and 3a. Keduced from Si 2 CO to $7.50
2 Navy Blue Wide-wale Cheviot Eton
Suits, silk lined Jacket and skirt. Sizes
40 and 42. Beduced from $21.00 to
20 Fine "White India Linon Waists,
plain and embroidery trimmed. Sizes
31, 30, 3i and 44. lteduced fioin $1.50
to" yyc. cacti
25 Fine Pink. Blue, Bed and Black and
"White Striped Percale Shirt Waists, neas
taped collars and cuffs. S-zes 34 to 44.
Keduced from $1.25 to Cbc. each.
4 Black and White Organdie Lawn
Wrappers, lace trimmed. tii.e 32. Ke
duced from S2.C0 to H'c each.
2 Navy Blue Cheviot Blazer Jackets,
silk lined thioughout. Size 30. Keduced
from $10.00 to $5.00 each.
1 White Duck Blazer Jacket, with tan
facings. Size 40. Keduced from $3.00
4 Navy Blue aud Mixed Cloth Keefer
Jackets. " S!zes 4, B, 10 years. Keduced
from $7.50 to $2.U5.
1 Misses' Two-piece Lawn Dress, trim
med with ribbon, full skirt and deep hem.
Size 14 years. Keduced from $7.5u to
iv Children's Percale Shirt Waistsr
Size 4 and G years. Keduced from-50c
to 25c. each.
G CnUdren Scotch Plaid Blouse Waists.
Sizes G to 14 years. Keduced from $2.1:3
to 95c. each.
9 Blue Cloth Sailor Suits. Sizes 3, 4. 5,6
and 8. Keaucedfrom $1 50 to 95c. each.
U Washable Kilt Suits. Sizes 2, 3 aud 5.
Reduced from $1.25 to 59c- each.
7 Fauntleroy Suits Sizes 3, 4, G and 7.
Reduced from $3.75 to $1.95 each.
4 Boys Sweaters. Sizes G ana 7. Reduced
from 1 to 59c. eaeh-
b pidrs All-wool Trousers. Sizes 3 and 4
Reduced from $1.00 to 25c- each.
15 Boys' Outing Shirt Wabits. Sizes 6,
7. a, 12.13 and 14. Reduced from 25c-to
12 i-2c. each
1 Children's French Organdie Dress,
trimmed with Valenciennes lace and
ribbon. Reduced from $15.50 to $10.00: '
1 Children's Dotted Swiss Dress, blouse
effect, deep sailor collar of handsome rib
bouandlace. Reuucedfrom$10.00 to 55.00.
1 Infant's Gilded Basket, trimmed with
pink Mik and lace. Keuuced from $a.00 to
9 Women's Cambric Gowns, empire and
high neck styles, yoke of lace and embroil
ery. ruffle of Val. lace urouncr yoke, neck
and sleeves. Reducedrroui $1.50 to $1.00..'
G Women's Cambric Corset Covers. Re
duced from 25c. to 12 1-2& each.
5 White Dimity Negligee Gowns,. empire,
style, trimmed with embroidery and ribbon.
Keduced Trout $2.50 to $1.50 each.
X 12x"lfi-foot Japanese Kug, extra heavy '
quality, pink ground with center piece.
Keduced from $13.00 to $10-00.
16 Fringed Erussels Rugs. Size 16x31
inches fciightly soiieu. Keduced from
45C to 29 c each.
3 Fine, Highly Polished Rockers with
low carved bucks, oak, birch or mahogany
finish. Keduced troni $7 -5J to $5.00 each
1 White Euam -led Bed with Taney brass
trimmings, full d uble size- Reduced from
$l6.5tt to $10.00
I extra-rine White Enameled Bed with
fuucv brass trimmings, full double size.
Keduced from sZ2.5u to $15.00
1 BlaCK xian suitress with Taney tick
ing. Tor bed 3 1-2 feet wide, slightly
soiled Reduced from $11 00 to $8.75.
1 Black HairMaUri-asrorthrce-quarter or
4-root bed, fancy ticking, made In sections,
lteduced from $12.00 to $9.00-
2 Fine 1'orcel.dn and Brass Banquet
Lamps with "B. & H " burners, violet
decoration. Reduced from $0.50 to $5.00
1 Vienna China Dinner Set. one cup
and one Individual butler short. Reduced
from $57.50 to $26-00
t Carlsbad China Tea Set, one sauco
dish short. Reduced from $5-00 to $4.00.
4 Large Decorated Carlsbad China Water
Pitchers. Keduced from $1 00 lo 50c.
each. . ..,..
2 Odd Decorated Carlsbad China Snuco
Tureens. Reduced .Tram $1-25 to 5uc.
4 dozen Hotel China Corree Cups nud
Saucers. Reduced Trom $1-50 to 60c.
5 dozen Individual Vegetable Dishes.
Reduced Trom 60c. to 30c dozen.
3 dozen Decorated Individual Butters.
Reduced rrom 25c. to 15c- dozen.
2 ao.en Decorated Bone Dishes. Re
duced from $1.20 to 60c dozen.
Woodward & Lofhrop;