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THE MOBSngTG TIMES, W35 PISTES PAT, JULY 14, 1897.
DEFICIENCY BILL PISSES
A Successful Fight Against the
Proposed Armor-Plate Steal.
SENATOR HALE'S ADMISSION
He I Forced to AeUuovledg;e That
the Armor-Pluto Concerns Have
the Government by- the Throat.
A Striking ,Kumplc of tho lv
er of the Trust.
Tk delHiency Hpiwoprtcttw WH vr
pwtod It. Ue Scuato yotnly, tntf, i
IVftfeOOt. ft lg, stTttUg, KMd SMCWJWfWl
fight HJide agninst tUe iwoiMsst wrwwr
jUAe steal. This right w Iwuiswrateil
l Senator IiuUer, of VwlU CrUtt. md
be oh1bcum1 It with groat forc awl
Imewieclgt of the Mibjeet Tho retell wm
one of Uie most dectstve of the sslu
against the exactions of ouwblues Mr.
IrtiUcr wn asdsled very ably by Mr
Tillman, Mr. Allen and Mr. Chandler.
Oai: or the tuo-l entertaining and edl
fying irldets or the delwte w the
forced admission of Mr. Hale that the
-armor plate concerns had the Government
by the throat; that either the Government
most abandon itb design or building this
proposed three battleships or pay the
cemitanlas "What they asked Tor their
Mr. Hale is still oblivions or the American
Tisoners. When, the deficiency bill was
ysed yesterday afternoon he suggested
chut the Senate adjourn until tomorrow
Mr. Morgan objected so vigorously that
this proposition wus abandoned. Mr. Mor
gan has eohio very important matters
which he will keep before the public
One or these is the Pacific Railroad re
organization matter and of the others,
.one, at least, of UitMii may be heard from
Iu tne absence or the Senate chap
lain and las substitute. Rev. Hugh John
ston, D. D the morning prayer was
offered up by Rev. Luther B. Wilson.
1). D., presiding elder or this Methodist
A liill was introduced for the extension of
tlie Metropolian Railroad Company's lines.
Mr. Hate called up tbe deficiency bill
in-mediately after tbe reading of the
Senator "White offered a Joint resolu
tion, wiilcli was passed, authorizing tlie
Si-eretury or "War to advertise for bids
fur tlie construction of a breakwater at
Sim Pedro. Cal.. that officer bavin-' at I
present uo authority to so advertise.
Mr. Butler introduced his bill for the
fctablishinent of postal savings banks. Re
ferred to Committee on Fostoffices and
Tbe armor plate matter then came up.
The committee had advised $-125 a ton
for the plates, the total cost of the same
for tbe three new bnttlcchips to be 53,410,
725. Mr. Butler of North Carolina gae
notice several days ago that he would fight
tliese figures, and moved an amendment
to reduce theprice per ton hi $300, and tho
aggregate cost to 52,407,500. Mr. But
ler's aioemlment also contemplates the
construction of armor plate by tlie Govern
ment icMf , at its own or leased arn.nr fac
tories; and provides for $1,500,000 for
a Government plant.
"When the amendment was called for
by Mr. Hale, Mr. Chandler referred o the
"condition of tlie Senate," and suggested
that the question would call for a jea and
Mr. Pcttigrcw made some remarks, In
which he referied to tlie Senate agreeing
to tile $425 h ton as a cowaidly surrender
to the armor plate people Jle demandeda
call of the Senate to determine whether
or not there wat-a quorum. The Vice Presi
dent declared 45 to bo present, and the
business wen t on .
Mi Butler then proceeded with his ar
gument in favor of the lowei rates. He
reminded the Senate that hut session, by
a vote of 3G to 12, It agreed to $300 a
ton, and also to a provision that if that
wen: notaccepted by themanufacturers.the
Government should make Its own armor
plate- That proviso was, however, sub
sequently voted out, and the placing in the
bill of $400 or $425 wasan easy matter.
Mr. Butler asked the Senate whether we
GbonUl subn.it to the extortionate rates of
these armor plate people or wait until
we could make terms that would not be
a surrender to them Mr. Butler quoted
Secretary Long as saying as a witness
befare the Naval Committee that if we
declined to accept the piesent contract
tlierc would be no forfeit to be paid by
the Government; that the only loss would
be the .Way in the building of tlie three
new ships. Mr. Butler wanted to know
wlietltcr there was any great demand for
Mr. Butler then read from the record of
Investigations made by Secretary Herbert,
in wlrich it was shown that the labor and
met liods for a ton of armor cost only $1 04.
Ton per oentaddsdfor loss, rejected armor,
etc., and 10 per cent for new process would
make only $100. Mr Butler held that from
the records the Government had already
3id tiris company for its plant In Its con
tinued high appropriations. All jios&fblc
cost would beonly $220.
Mr. Butler said that at $425 a ton the
company would moke a profit of $1,440,
OiiO. If we make It $300 a ton the profit
will still le $570,000. That meant a
profit of 25 per cent, which w high
eeoueh. He would like to know it any
Senator would make a contract for himself.
It was bad enough to be held up and
robbed under duress, but it was known
titat, by false reports, false testimony,
briberv and corruption, these companies
Iwd palmed off defective armor on the
Mr. Hullcr had fend here a statement to
the effect that defective plate had been
fiirnUhed by the Carnegie Company.
Mr. Hn!e said that he did not know of
any such armor plate on vessels.
M-. Tillman reminded Mr. Hale that a
resolution passed the House without a
division asking for an inquiry as to cer
tain defective aniiored vessels. Tlie
names of the vessels were specified audit
whs proposed to take ofr the armor and
feubjeot it to tests. Mr. Tillman said that
Ml these farts were obtalnableln tbespcech
which he made when tlie matter was up
Mr. nale commented on some of Mr.
Butler's statements as extravagant. I
would like " he said, 'to enter a denial
of the statement the Senator makes, that
one-half of the armor, or any large propor
tion of tne armor or any armor, that has
been accepted on ships is defective. I
utterly and absolutely declare that such a
statement Is not borne out by tlie facts."
Mr. Butler said that it would be u Ehame
to give again a contract to a company (the
Carnegie) which had once been found to
have acted badly
. Mr. Chandler -I would like to remind the
' Senator that the late President had fined
'the Carnegie Company
i Mr. Butler Yes, the President who
jilncd with a lot of other men to loot the
Mr. Chandler pmlcted, saying 5n serio
comic fashion, that Mr. Cleveland had
no doubt acted conscientiously when he
reduced the fine ficm 15 per cent to 10
er cent, and that he had good l canons for
fjnaklng uch a reduction. (Laughter.)
4 Mr. Butler retorted that nolwithstand
ng oil this. It was in vain lo deny that
there wor'p defective plates on our ships.
Ho further showed that what would be
saved to the Government by adopting his
amendment, would be enough to 'julld an
arn'or plate plant. We need no fleet, he
held, unless we are going into the acquisi
tion of forclgu territory.
Mr. Chandler reintiiuen Mr Tillman that
the resolution of inquiry as to defective
armor plate coming over from the Iioure,
went to a Senate coiuniltUe composed or
DouKSCmlH, u a Democratic Senaffj.
Mr. Chandler wiuited to know whntMr.
Tillman-ir he wit, a Democrat-had to
&y nbotil Uml.
Mi TflUniHt iMinittted that it had been
trilPHMffeoitd. tvfeirod to the armor
pli.t uitltiMs "a lot of inM-Hls," and to
Mi, CIcVTtiiwt a a "ats-eidled" Demccmt.
Mi. THmaM Mid Unit the Carnegie Com
pany orfMalK tkcro-jolvos had "admitted,
cutirvaMd" that the plate was duKvtlve.
ir. HWlr, attar going over the muter
carefuny. Mid that "If we were to take
Hawtl t no Into the Iniul-grabblng husi
ne. we tut have n fleet as fine as any
In tHc woild."
Mr. TiUii.au in the course of his re
marks read Mie nilmltions of tlie olficers
or the Carnegie Company as to defects in
artuor plale, the blow holes, the plugging
of the wttue, etc. Mr. Tillman said that it
was miIjWiuo impudence and insolcuce for
the oomjwny lo come here and ask favors.
The Carnegie trust had the Senate by the
throat. A, the provision for letting the
Government manufacture Its own plate
ead been stricken out, the company could
come here and make the Government
"stand and deliver." The whole thing
was "a fou.1 blot that this Senate could
only wipe put by referring these pop!ij
bsck to thc'.r own report, their own evi
dence, by which it Is thown that they
have swindled this Government once,
twice, thrice, and yet they dare to come
here aud tay that they have such in
fluence and control of the Senate that they
can dictate a price of $125 a ton more
than a committee has stated it tobeworth "
Mr. Tillman rurthcr asked if the Senate
would rise to the situation or would
lie down grovelling in Its own mire aud
Mr. Hale made a reply In which he
first reviewed the progress of our N'avy,
the application of armor plate, and the
IKrtjling of issues between the Carnegie
and Bethlehem companies, the only two
which could furnish the plate for the ves
sels ordered by the Government. The
Government gave as high as $580 a ton.
The Government then became restless and
inquiries were set on foot, the first on a
resolution offered by Mr. Chandler. Tlie
investigations were completed by Mr
Rerbert, Secretary of the Navy, "who
come to the conclusion that $400 was
ample instead of $580. Mr. Hale argued
al-o that the work could not lie dune by
the Government as economically as by
Mr Hale said that the new Secretary of
the NaAy was to discover whether he
could have armor plate at $300 for three
new battleships, which were to be a credit
to the nation.
Mr. Tillman, recurring to a Government
plant, asked whether It would not help
Mr. Hale said that It would not because
Government works were the receptacles
for a favored few.
Mr. Tillman and Mr. Hale argued this
side issue at length without a conviction
on either side.
Mr. Hale, resuming the argument, show
ed what the new Secretary of the Navy
liad done to get armor plate at less than
$300, and his application to the Illinois
Steel Company, which, It was stated,
would do It for $240. The company de
manded a twenty years' contract at
0,000 ton- a year.
Mr. Tillman interjected that that at
least pioved that as the plant of tho
Carnegie and Bethelem companies had
been practically paid for by the Govern
ment, they could furnish it at the price
of the Illinois Steel Company.
Mr. Hale said that these were the con
ditions which met the committee, with
hrce battleships unbuilt on Its hands,
with foreign complications arising Under
the circumstances he would not caic for
the $23 extra or even $50. He did not
believe in the United States making a
spectacle of Itseir, its business suspended
in the aii and a reproach to iuelf. The
companies said they could not work for
less than $425 a ton, and that was the
end of It, to far as their three liattie
ships were concerned. He admitted that
there were rapacity and greed in the
steel companies, but that was not now
the ical question.
Mr. Stewart here drew a graphic pic
ture of the scheme of England to point
all of her guns at this republic. This
was evident at the recent jubilee. It was
Idle to talk about our suspending the
building of a navy. But, if necessary,
he would build our own plant, rather than
submit to Carnegie- He did not know
what side Carnegie would be on in case
of a war between his country and ours,
as he understood that Mr. Carnegie was
very desirous of becoming a member of
the British Parliament.
Mr. Tillman said that even taking na
tlonalhonorinto consideration, it was much
better to lose a hundred battleships than
to surrender to a company that was leprous
Mr Butler said that If we yielded this
time there was nothing to show that we
wouldn't be in their power at the next
contract. If we began to build a plant
the other plants would be obliged to tell
out to thjs Government or go out of the
Mr Hale said that it was not unhk-ly
that the Government would Some day build
a plant of its own.
Mr. Butler replied that we intent be in
volved In a war before the plant could be
built, and, in that event, we would be
obliged to pay the Carnegles what they
might we. fit to ask.
Mr. Chandler announced that he would
vote for $-100 a ton, but not $423 He
had introduced a bill to take possession of
these plants, but Secretary Herbert dis
agreed with the proposition and the two
companies were advised of th Secretary's
opinion. He did not believe that there
would be a sufficient demand fr armor
plate hereafter to Justify the purchase of a
In answer to questions by Mr. Allen, Mr.
Chandler -admitted that the companies were
Mi. Allen The Government was held up
Mr. Chandler protested against such lan
guage as was habitually used by the Sen
ators rroin South Carolina and from Ne
braska. In conclusion he said that In
future the Government would take care to
know the price of armor before it ordered
ships. Mr. Chandler said we were in a bole
and had to get out of it the best way we
Mr. Perkins of California made an argu
ment in favor of completing these vessels,
oiit of which is tobe built at SanFranelsco.
Mi. Perkins Intimated that we migut need
three vessels, and need them speedily
if we were to be interfered with in our
designs In the Pacific.
After some further argument on this line
Mr. Bacon moved a compromise amend
ment of $350 a Ion. He supported hie
amendment on the ground of the exigen
cies of the case. He believed that in the
end the Government would have to build
its own plant.
Mr. Teller addressed the Senate, staling
that the question is will we pay $125 or
let the ships po. He didn't care whether
the ships were ever built. He had dis
covered that American ships were not
representative of our people. Our navy
was an annoyance to the other adminis
tration, and it looked as if it were to be
so regarded by tliis'one- We imve had a
bloody war at our doora and no American
vessel there. The fact is "we arc arrald."
"Wo don't want to offend Spain or bring
on a war, and yet a war wouldn't hurt
us. IT all that is so, what do we want.
"The last administration did not believe
In sending any ships wheic they would
get into trouble. (Laughter). They were
just as damrerous lately on the stocks as
they weie on the sea. He wouldn't be
held up by the Carnegie Company If the
ships wentunarmored forever."
Mr. Teller s-Ud that the Illinois Com
pany was simply forced to put Iu im
possible terms, under rear or- being dis
ciplined by the two other companies. At
least, that statement was made in the
newspapers. Mr. Teller didn't believe
that Great Biltaiu was anxious- to fight
us. Spain, of course, might raise a liUle
-ow. but If we needed more ships we could
buy them, undjustas good as any we have
Mr. Allen commented on the spectacleof
a great sovereign Government being held
up by two companies, and said that it
demonstrated conclusively that the Gov
ernment needed a plant or its own.
Mi Allen denounced our Navy as a dis
grace to the nation. Accidents were daily
happenings. Of these, Mr. Allen submit
ted a list, furnished by the Secretary of the
Navy. II e doubted 1 1 we had a vessel today
capable of going into action with a fiist
das3 Buiopeuu battleship. He thought
that the old-time lion clads would be bet
ter than vessels that were always sink
ing and going ashore. There was no dan
ger of war as Ioag as the fluancial Inter
ests of Eugiaud and Anicilca are like the
Siamese twins. There was no cause for
the talk a year ago about building forts
and great guns and a great Navy and an
Increase ot the Army. It was only a
scheme to overawe an honest people Mr.
Allen remarked In passing that Mr. Hale
was very eloquent and pathetic when
talking about tlie loss of these battle
ships, but he hadn't a word to say
when ji repositions In favor of laboring men
and farmers were being discussed. Mr.
Allen criticised severely the business meth
ods of the Government, in making the
contract without making arrangements
for the price of the armor plate.
Mr. Jones raised tliepolutotorder against
the amendment, that It involved general
legislation, and besides violates all the
provisions or rule 10.
Mr Jones withdrew his potut of order
in order to allow a vote on Mr. Butler's
amendment to reduce the price to $300
from $425. The amendment was carried
on a Tlva voce vote, $300 being the price
by existing law.
Mr. Butler, In lieu of his other amend
ment, offered one to the effect that the
Secretary Investigate and report to Con
gress at the next session on the proposi
tion that the Government establish armor
plate factories on Its own account. This
amendment was agreed to
Mr. Pasco moved to insert in the bill
the $50,000 for the Improvement of Cum
berland Sound. Carried.
Mr. Hale said that It was apparent that
a AOte of the Senate would bo uecessary
as an instruction on this matter when It
went to conference. Mr. Halo intimated
that he would like the Senate to finish
the bill last night ao that the Senatu could
adjourn over foi a few days. The sug
gestion was not agreed to.
'I he bill was then passed, Mr. Jones, of
Arkansas, having secured an agreement
from Mr Hale that the defeated armor
plate prices would not be considered in
tlie conference on the bill.
The Senate, after a short executive ses
sion, adjourned until 12 m. today.
JKHRY SIMPSON'S HIDDLE.
now Could the House Suspend Busi
ness "When :Not Doing Any?
It took the Speaker Just three moments
yesterday to once more suppress the House
and solve one of Mr. Simpson's enigmas
byrerudngtoguessit. The House metafter
a recess of twelve hours without the formal
ity of engaging In prayer or reading the
journal. Under the rules this was not
admissible, for the House was supposed to
be In session. It was another of those
little parliamentary fictions in which the
Speaker and the House Indulge these
As the Speaker ascended the throne, and
picked up the gavel, Mr. Cannon rose to
his feet Mr. Cannon opened his mouth as
the gavel banged, and, being recogni.i"d,
moved that the House take another rocess
until today at noon. The Speaker put the
motion, and heard a chorus of "ayes"
before he would recognize Mr Simpson,
who had for several seconds been shout
ing; "Mr. Speaker," and doing sundry
other things to attract tho atteutlon of
the man who-was looking right at him, hut
could not see hhn.
'Tor what purpose does the gentleman
rise?" drawled the Speaker, as If an
iiored at the Impertinence of tho gentle
man from Kansas. "To make a parlia
mentary inquiry," retorted Mr. Simpson,
with v. merry twinkle In his eye
Being graciously granted the privilege -jf
stating it, Mi. Simpson said: "I desire to
ask, Mr. Speaker, whether on yesterday
we adjourned or took a recess. The resolu
tion upon which the action of the House
was based says we suspended business.
Now, what I should like very much to
know Is how can a nouse that Is dolug
uo business suspend business?"
This sally caused a roar of laughter all
over the House. Before It ceased the
Speaker whacked his gavel with a re
sounding bang and shouted: "The House
will be In order," and turning to Mr.
SItrpson, evidently appreciating the Joke
that gentleman had perpetrated, the Speak
er again drawled out the statement that
Mr Simpson did not insist upon his
point, and declared a recess until to
morrow at noon.
Mr Simpson did notexpect the point to be
held to be well taken, but he had his
usual fun with the Speaker and was nat
lsfled. DH. CORKY AND UTS CRITICS.
Further Debate on an Interesting
The animated discussion started by the
attack epon the Methodist church by J)r.
Corey, the former pastor of Metropoli
tan C'hiirrh, and whichattackwasanswered
last Monday by the Rev. H. R. Naylor, of
the McKendree Church, will be resumed
at the Methodist ministers' meeting, on
Monday next, In Foundry Methodist Epis
copal Church. It was intended at the con
clusion of the Southern conference of
Methodist ministers, at Kensington, Md ,
on Monday, to adjourn until September,
but after the address of Dr. Naylor, it
was thought that the proper plan to
pursue was to give Dr. Corey an oppor
tunity of repljing while the matter was
etill fresh in the minds of the people.
The ministers are wrought up over the
matter, and amnug themselves arc arguing
the questions involved. Quite a number
of the most prominent were seen last even
ing, but in every instance the preacher
asked to be excused rroiu talking Tor pub
lication. Expressions of opinion from the
majority or the ministers are expected at
the Foundry Church meeting
Dr, Corey s preparing to make his reply
to Dr. Naylot, and an Interesting debate
is expected The. time set Tor the con
veiling ot the body Is 1 0:30 o'clock Mon
Timuyeuts Cntse Nolle I'roased.
The chaige ot sending an obscene letter
through the mails, which was brought
against Telemaque T. Tlmayenis, and for
which he was tried in criminal court No. 1
recently, was nolle pvossed by District
Attr iney Davis yesterday morning.
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A DUSEltVED PROMOTION.
David Hutehfhou Made Superintend
ent of tlie Library-Heading Room.
Mr. David Ilutcheson, of No. 401 B street
northeast, was yesterday appointed by
Librarian John. Russell Young to be
superintendent of the reading-room in the
new Library, Th(aa,were many applica
tions for this position, and several of the
applicants were backed by political In
fluence. Mr; Ilutcheson won on his merits.
It was made in accordance with Mr.
Young's determination to carry out the
spirit and letter of tlie law. ju reorganizing
tho new Library staff. New blood Will
be injected wherever requisite, but those
who are In the Library will, if thir record,,
fitness, and aptitude for' tho Wofk war
rants it, will be retained and piomoted.
Mi. nutcnesou was bo in in Scotland In
1-843, and has lived all his life among
toks. He entered the service of the
Library in lb7o. He was eight years iu
the catalogue department, and for four
teen years and a half has had charge of
the reading room. Iu this time he has
acquired a thorough knowledge of the
liooks in the Library and where they are.
Mr. Young found that he had a high
record for courtesy, executive ability
and strict attention to his duty. The
membeis of the Senate and House were
unanimously in favor of his retention
for the reason that when they have occa
sion to call for books containing data
desired by them in debate, or In prepar
ing their speeches, Mr. Hutchu.on has
quickly and satisfactorily supplied their
wants The appointment is strictly a
civil service oue, for it is a promotion
that carries an increase of salary from
$2,500 to $3,000.
Librarian Young had a long Interview
with the President yesterday, by appoint
ment, In which Library matters were dis
cussed The President warmly approved
the selection of Mr. Ilutcheson, and of
Mr. Young's plans to appoint a civil
service board of three, experts In the Li
brary work, to which ail applications for
minor positions will be .referred. Mr.
Youpg will first select-Uie heads or the
various departments created by the new
law, and aftpr that. pic filling of the
smaller places will ho considered. The
selection of the chiefs, ot the departments
is very-low work, as the applicants' record,
abilities, characters and fitness are nil
thoroughly examined into. It will, there
fore, be several .months before the stafS
can be completely .reorganized and built
The President Is strong In his desire that
this reoiganlation shall be done on the
highest lines for public service, and Mr.
Y i. up is devoting pi! his enerpies to that
end. He has practically decided upon
another appointment to a very important
position in the Library, nnd may announce
it in a very few days. The offices of tbe
llbraiian In the new building have been
temporarily fitted up by Superintendent
iiieen, and Mr. Young is doing his work
A BICYCLE TAX PROPOSED
Alleged Scheme to Levy Toll on
District Commissioners Plan to
Recommend Such Legislation
The District Commissioners have been
advised by prominent wheelmen, and it
was reported last night upon good authority
that they had so decided, to ask Con
gress to pass a law Imposing a tax: upon
all bicycles In use within the District.
The plan proposed Is that each cyclist be
taxed $1 per year, and thus will be raised
an annual revenue of from $40,000 to
A gentleman stated last night that he
had been informed by Commissioner Ross
that tlie bill would be drarted and Intro
duced in Congress upon the reasembling In
Some of the large bicycle dealers were
Intel viewed, and they were loud In their
denunciation of the measure.churacterizing
It as a restriction upon the liberties of
citizens and as an unjust tax. It is pro
posed by them to commence immediately
to secure signatures to apetitlou.and when
It has attained glgautic size to present it to
the District Committee simultaneously
with the blh.
A cycling lawyer referred the reporter
to two decision which have been delivered
in cases where tlie validity ot such a
measure was involved. Judge Morrison,
of Eiie, Pa., decided that the ordinance
which places a special tax of one dollar
per annum on each bicycle owned In that
city Is a valid and legal police regulation
-nd not In conflict with the constitution or
the laws of the commonwealth aud that lo
can be enforced. The Talbot county, Md ,
circuit court recently declared void the
ordinance which required every bicycle rider
to take out a license, to pay a dollar per
annum therefor, also to have the number of
his license pcrmaneptly attached to his
wheel, and to pay 5 for each time the
wheel was used -without It.
If such a tax were attempted to be
imposed In the District the local courts
would undoubtedly be called upon to
pass upon its validity.
Chief Consul Robertson, of the League
of American "Wheelmen, was interviewed
last night, and among other things he
said: "Such taxation on bicycles and
not other vehicles has. been adjudged time
and time again and in all sections cf the
country to be a species of class IegislaIon.
The League of A'meilcan 'Wheelmpn would
fight the passage 'of this measure and
would use not only 'the means available
in tlie Distiict, biitvits influence all over
The Receiver Says:
"These ridiculous prices will be continued until the
entire stock has been turned into cash."
Every Summer Suit In the house
that was regularly sold all season
as high as thlrteen-ficty -$13.50
Every Summer Suit In the house
that was regularly sold all season
up to twenty dollars - $20
uo w- $10.90
Seamless Hosiery, werel5c....Qc
A. G. W0LI:,
the United States. "When it is kiio .'n
that Vehave upwaidsor tO.000 memU'rs
It will be seen that the influence of the
body Is bj no meaus small."'
ALASKA'S BONANZA FIELD.
Sttid to He the Richest the World
JIns liver Known.
San Francisco, July 13. A private letter
from a minei who has just returned from
the Cloud yke mines to Circle City gives
some new facts on tho extraordinary
Alaskan bonanza field, the richest place
the new world has ever known.
According to the writer, who is per
fectly trustworthy, Clondyke is a place
where day laborers are not to be had for
the wages of a railroad president, w'lere
thousands upon thousands of dollars in
gold are washed in a single day from
below beds ot gravel that never thaw be
neath the sun's rays; where every man in
the camp expects to be a millionaire
in u short while and return home.
NEWS FROM ALEXANDRIA
First Regular Mecting'-oFthe New
List of Standing Committees Ap
pointedHot Contests for the
Various Elective Offices.
Alexandria, July 13 The first regular
meeting of the newly-elected city council
was held tonight, when the municipal of
ficers to be chosen by that body were
elected. Although this meeting was the
14Sth anuhersary of the opening of the
first municipal body here, no reference was
made to the fact at the meeting. Tlie
Tollowing standing committees were an
nounced by President Marbury, of the
board or aldermen, and President Snowden,
of the common council:
Finance -Messrs. Uhler, Harrison, Hav
ener, and Smoct.
Light Messrs. 0. N. Moore. Latham,
Hinken, and Sweeney
Streets Messrs. FIcklln, Smith, Cur
tin, 'and Smoot.
Poor fiirrell. Trlmyer, Hinken, and Cur
tin. Public propeity-Strider, "White, Dobie,
General laws-Green, Beach, Sweeney,
Claims Brill, Alton, Moore, Havener,
Folice Beach, Trlmyer, Sweeney, and
Schools C.N. Moore, HIrrell, Hinken, and
The two boards met In joint convention
for the purpose or selecUng municipal of
ficers, thirteen votes being necessary to
elect. The balloting resulted as follows:
For police commissioner from the Sec
ond ward Frank Price, 13; John R. Chip
Keeper of the town clock Charles F.
Adams, 20; W. E. Denielt, 3.
Keeper of the almshousc-Willlam M.
Smith, 13; William Dobie, 10.
Six ballots were east, the highest votes
received by other candidates being, "William
Mullen, 4; Sanford Fair, 2; P.obert A.
Fire wardens First ward, Harry Burke,
15; Jacob Brill, 8: Second ward, John Har
low, 13; John Cogan, 11; J. Chris Gill, 5
flve hallotpcast; Third ward, James Patter
son, unanimous; Fourth ward, Richard
Roland, 13; George R. Hill, 10.
The following were elected to thS offices
named without opposition: Chief engineer
of the fire department, George "W. Tetty;
physicians to the poor, Drs Miller and
Purvis; health officer, Dr. Miller; dis
penser of medicine, western district, C. J
"W. Summers-; dispenser ot medicine, east
ern district, Edgar Warfield, Jr.; weigher of
hay, De"W. Altcheson; steward ot offices,
Tne election uf an overseer ot out door
poor was postponed until the next meeting
At the request of the sinking fund com
missioners, a resolution was adopted di
recting the corporation attorney to in
stitute suit at once against Mrs. Ellen
T. Peters, for $150, for rent claimed by
the city for a stall In the market building.
A petition from the railroad readlug
room workers for electric liiihts nnd
street Improvements was referred.
The council after completing Its busi
ness, adjourned until October.
CLEMENS NOT THE MAX.
Mrs. Moody Doos "ot Identify JJlin
ns Tier Assailant.
Alexandria, July 13. Mrs. Moody ar
rived at the city jail shortly before 10
o'clock this morning, for the purpose of
looking at the prisoner charged with at
tempting to assault her. Guard John Mc
Cuenlinedthc twelve colored maleprlsoners
up ncalnst the south wall in the jail yard,
and invited Mrs. Moody to "view them and
see if her assailant was among the num
ber Accompanied by her husband, Guard Mc
Cucn and a Times reporter, Mrs. Moody
went through the Jail corridor and into
the inclosuio where the men had been
drawn up into line. As she stepped from
the prison door into the yard, Mrs. Mcody
glarced at the convicts, and expressed
the opinion that the man who had as
saulted her was not among tlie number.
It was au ordeal for the twelve men,
who evidenty felt as ir their lives were
at stake. Stepping closer to the men,
Mrs Moody remarked:
"Thi3 looks more like the man than
any of the others, but I am positive
that he Is not the one." The man was
Clemens, and Guard McCuen removed the
negro's hat, exhibiting an ugly star over
the right temple. She looked at the pris
oner intently for several minutes, but
did not alter her expressed opinion that
Clemens was not the brute who made the
assault on her. The prisouers were re
turned 4o their cells, and Guard McCuen
f ''ratlug party back into the
her, who has a clerical ap
petbiaace. was at the jail at the time, and
held aconversat oi with Mr. and Mrs. Moody
b. fore they viewed tho prisoner. Mr. and
Mrs. Moody stated that they had known
old man Clemens for twenty years, and
e pressed satisfaction that they had failed
ti. identify Richaid Clemens as the as-saiiar.t
Jt- cetver'a Sale of Loth & Ifirsh Slock,
Ventilated Yeddo Straw Hats
Any collar-attached Negllgte
Shirt, Manhattans Included.. ..SGC
Blue or Black Sweaters, were
OBJECT TO CONVICT LABOR
Tlie Building Trades Council on
Record Against Prison Work.
Order to Employ luinutes ot the
District Jail May HcRecoiisld-
ercd Labor Lenders' Protest.
The Building Trades Council met last
evening at Electrical Workers' Hall, Presi
dent "William Silver in the chair.
The most important matter considered
was the employment or convict labor on
the District jail by Warden Leonard, un
der order or the Court in general term.
This iegislatioa was condemned in most
forcible terms, and the protest of the
Central Labor Union presented to Judge
Cox yesterday by a committee from that
body waa strongly indorsed. The protest
which was presented to Judge Cox yes
terday afternoon by Messrs. Spohti, Sliver.
Owens and Tischenor, representing-the
Central Labor Union, is as rollows:
To the Honorable the Supreme Court ot the
District ot Columbia:
The Central Lauir Luion, the repreren
tatlve bouy of the organized working men
of the Dihtrict of Columbia, respectfully
ask that the order of the honorable court
under which the inmates of the District
jail will be employed on the construction
or improvement!! at that institution be re
voked. "We submit that the employment ot these
convicts will be a manifest injury to Uiose
of our fellow-workers who are now In
enforced idleness, aud who, to maintain
themselves as law-abiding citizens-should
not be restricted of the opportunities to
earn an honest livelihood.
We further submit that the employment
of convict labor in competition with the
non-crtminal and self-respecting wage
worker is an evil the tendency of which in
many instances has been to restrict the
field for honest employment, and men have
been driven to pauperism and crime. We
condemn tbe system as bebig unjust to
labor; as legal wrong which degrades labor
and should have no part in our civiliza
tion. For years labor has experienced tlie
evil of convict competition, and has de
manded prohibitive legislation. We, there
fore, in common with the wage-workers of
our country, regard the scheme of the era
plojment of convicts with disfavor, aad
regret that it should be applied at the capi
tal of the nation, which is presuned to
guarantee toevery citizen thelarge.it meas
ure of industrial liberty, unrestricted by
unjust, injurious and degrading competi
tion. We, therefore, In the name of organized
labor, respectfully submit our protest
against the employment of the Jail con
victs upon work which should be con
structed by the honest labor of the Dis
trict, and believe that after your wise
and impartial consideration, the order
will be rescinded.
It wa-j stated at the meeting last night
that Judge Cox had assured tlie committee
that the employment ot convicts atthe jail
would not interfere with or affect the in
terests of skilled labor, and further that
the matter would be duly considered by
rhe court In general term.
It is understood that the greatest ob
jection on the part of organized labor Is
made with rererer.ee to the building of a
brick wall in the tear of the jail, which, it
is said. Is to be erected In the rear of the
jail building. This work, it Is claimed,
should be given to the workmen of the
The secretary was instructed to send a
copy of the Building Trades Council cir
cular lettei advocating the advantages
of employing union labor to the business
men of the city At the request of the
"Wood Workers, copies oT the letter will
be sent to mill owners especially.
ARMY A"D N'AVY PROMOTIONS.
A Lnrjre List of Nominations Senr
to the Semite Yesterday.
The President yesterday sent to the
Senate the following nominations:
"War Lieut. Col. Guy V. Henry, Third
Cavalry, to be colonel; .Lieut. Col. Louis
II. Carpenter, Seventh Cavalry, to be
colonel; Lieut. Col. Samuel B. M. Young,
Fourth Cavalry, to be colonel; Lieut. Col.
JohnM. Bacon, First Cavalry, to be colonel;
Major Adna R. Chaffee, Ninth Cavalry,
to be Ueulenant colonel; Major Michael
Cooney, Fourth Cavalry, to be lieutenant
colonel; Major James Jackson, Second
Cavalry, to be lieutenant colonel; Major
Louis T. Morris, Third Cavalry, to be
l'eutenanc colonel; Capt. "William C. For
bush, Fifth Cavalry, to be major; Capt.
Jacob A. Augur, Fifth Cavalry, to be
major; Capt William A- Thompson, Fourth
Cavalrj , to be major; Capt John S. Loud,
Ninth Cavalry, to be major; First Lieut.
Henry P. Goldman, Fifth Cavalry, to be
captain; First Lieut. Augustus C. Macomb,
Fifth Cavalry, to be captain; First Lieut.
Thomas J. Lewis, Second Caalry, to be
captain; First Lieut. Hugh J. McGrath,
Fourth Cavalry, to be captalnV First Lieut.
John F. McBlaln, Ninth Cavalry, to be
captain; Second Lieut. Lawrence J. Flem
ing, Tenth Cavalry, to be first lieutenant:
Second Lieut. James J. Hornbrook, Second
Cavalry, to be first lieutenant; Second
Lieut. William Franklin Clark, Seventh
Cavalry, to be first lieutenant; Second
Lieut. Samuel G. Jones, jr., Second Cav
alry, to be first lieutenant; Second Lieut.
Owen B. Meyer, Second Cavalry, to be
first lieutenant; Second Lieut. Charles J.
Sjnnnond, Seventh Cavalry, to be first
N vy Lieut. Charles E. Colahan, to be
lieutenant commander; Lieut., juniorgrade,
Theo. G. Dewey, to be a lieutenant; En
sign Henry F. Bryan, to be a lieutenant,
junior grade; Timothy S. O'Leary, of
Massachusetts, to be an assistant pay
master in the Navy
Assistant surgeons to be past assist
ant surgeons: Henry La Motte, James F.
Leys, Frank C. Cook, Charles P. Kindle
berger, Charies E. Riggs, Richard G. Brod
crick, Ammen Farenholt.
SYMPATHY FOR STRIKERS.
Pressmen's Union Offers Substan
tial Aid to the Coal Miners.
At a meeting of the Printing Pressmen's
I'nion, held last evening, resolutions offered
by Mr. Joseph J. Birmingham were unani
mously adopted expressing sympathy with
the striking coal miners.
The resolutions further request the offi
cers of the Ai'ierican Federation ot Lalcr
to call a meeting of the natfonal executive
council of the A. F. ot L., and levy an
V3 Off Sale
S5 Tor $7.50" Men's Suits.
s'b.67 Tor 510 .Men's Suits.
Stf.OO for Sl'J.OU Men's Suits.
51O.0U Tor J515.0O Men's Suits.
$13.35 Tor $20.00 Men's Suits.
$1.35 Tor $2.00 Men's rants.
S2.no for $3.00 Men's Pants.
$3.35 Tor $5.00 Meu's Pants.
$4.ou for $.oo Men's Pants.
3-lc.ror 50c. Straw Hafe.
b7c. ror $l.oo straw Hats.
Sl.no for $1.50 Straw Hats.
$1.35 for $2.00 Straw Hats.
13c 2 ror 25c-for Silk Tecks,
rour-m-llands, Bows and Strings
reduced from Hue
30c Tor Men's Golf Hose-worth
up to uyc.
25c ror seme Children's Sweaters
reduced rrorn 5uc
3Uc Tor Men's Sailor-collar Sweaters-reduced
5Jc reduced rrom $1 ror Men's
and Boy's, All-wool Sailor-collar
35c- -reduced rrom 50c for some
"oddi-and-ends" in Men's Laun
dered Negligee Shirts.
75c -reduced from $1 ror one lot
or Men's Laundered Negligee Shirts,
with collars and cufis attached
and one lot with detached cuffs
and no cellars.
7Uc ror best Lisle Thread Under
wearreduced rrom SI.
70c Tor Men's Night Hcbea re
duced rrom $1.
Cor. Tin and E Sts. N. W.
No Branch Store In Washington.
NOTiUK All persons knowing MrsT Marr
uobercs are requested to call at No. 8
tn st. ne. it
L.VTENSION OF HIGHWAYS IN THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Waahingtod.
July l, 1897. To whom it may concern:
tue commission treated by section 2 of
Vtffi.?ct of cngress approved March 2.
ifaJJ, entitled "An act to provide a per
manent system or highways in that part
' tUt; .ph'inctof Columbia lying outside or
cities, has received from the Commis
sioners or the District or Columbia a certl
neu copy of a map showing a proposed
permanent system of highways In tha
District o f Columbia within the area
bounded by North Capitol atreet, FJorhla
avenue. Eastern Branca, aad the District
.." ,.Tuls maP and Pints showing in de
tail how each lot and tract is affected by
the proposed system of highways, are bow
on exhibition iu Room It. 4th ficor. ot the
District Buildup AH persons interested
are invited to examine the map and plats.
I he commission will consider any sugges
tion or protest concerning tbe locxton or
any hi;nway or portion or a highway as
shown on the map. The suggestions and
protests must be m writing and must set
forth clearly the reasons for the changes
?nU yiow the property owned or controlled
by the objector. AH protects, etc.. muss
be submitted on or tvrore tbe FIRST OF
OCTOBER. 197. and be addressed to the
Chief on Engineers, u. S. Army. "War De
partment, Washington, D C. The com
miKsion will meet Octolier 15, 1SS7. at li
o clock a. in., in the orfice of the Secre
tary of War. to dispose of all objections,
and will then hear o rail v from those who de-
JOHN M WILSON, Chief of Engineers. IL
S- Army. jyl2-lot.au0-156
DENTISTRY done oa weekly ana monthly
payments; crown and bridge worz a
pecialty. DR T. W. STUBBLEFI ELD,
11th and F sta; over Uertzj Drug Stcra.
UATCLTfFE.'SUTTON CO.. AUCTION-"
EERS, 920 PA. A VE. N. W. TRUS
TEE'S SALE OF ONE THREE
STORY. NINE-ROOM AND CELLAR
ROMAN BRICK DWELLING, WITH
ALL MODERN IMPROVEMENTS,
BEING No 1242 PRINCETON STREET
Under and oy virtue ot a certain deed
of trust, dated March 5. 1S96, and duly
recorded, March 11, lbt6, m htoer 2101,
ToIh 33:$ et seo . of the land records
or the District or Columbia, default having
occurred in the performance of the lerwa
and conditions of the bond mentioned
and referred to in the aid deed or trust,
and at the written request or the secre
tary of the body corporate, the obligee
hi and the holder and owner of said
bond, the undersigned trustees will sell
at public auction, in front of the premfc-es.
on MONDAY, the 12th DAY OF JULY.
A. D., 1697. AT 5.30 O'CLOCK I. M..
that p.ece or panel or land situated in
the county of Washington. DlstncL of Co
lumbia, and known aiid designated as so
much of lot 1.3, block -T5. in Johu Sherman,
trustee's, subdivision or part of Mount
Pleasant and Pleasant Plains, now called
"Columbia Heigh to,"" as lies wiUmi tha
exterior lines of lot 32, in Charles D.
Churcns subdivision or said lo 15, a
piatof which is recordedin book. -County ."
li page :io. one or the records of the
surveyor's office of the District or Co
lumbia, ta.nl lot being ui.proveti by a aw
9-room and cellar dwellmsr. with all modern
improvements, the same being premise!
numbered 1242 l'nnceion .street noilttwesc
Terms of sale: All cash. A deposit of
S150 will be required at time of sale.
Terms of sale must be complied with,
within ten days tiuiu date of hale; other
wise, the lot will be rerold at nafc and
cost of defaulting purchaser or purchasrc
AH conveyancing, recording, etc., at pur
STEPHEN VAN "WYCK, Trustee.
Washington Loan & Trust P4dg
FKEDERICK L SIDDONS. Trustee.
Washington Loan A Trust Bids
The above sale is postponed on account
or the rain until FRIDAY, JULY 16.1S97.
at same hour and place
STEPHEN VAN Wl'CK. Trustee,
Washington Loan & Trust Bldg.
FREDERICK L. SIDDONS. Trustee.
ttashimrton Loan & Trust Bldg.
.BADGLEY, At New Xork. on Monday,
July 12, 1SU7. UHAKLES CLEMENT, son
or tne late ilenry and Belte Franzoni
interment at Fairfax Courthouse. "Wed
nesday, July 14, at 10:30 a. m. .it
COO-hEl-or paralysis. EMELLNE
COOivSEx, in her ninety-first year.
Funeral rrom her laie readence. 1219
u street southeast, "Wednesday, 14th. In
stant, at 3 o clock p. in. Friends and
relatives invited to attsna. It-em
REED -On July 12, 1897, at 2:10 a. m.,
NANC1", widow or late Henry Reed and
grand-notlier ot Rebecca, Louisa and James
Funeral rrom Third Baptist Church.Flftn.
nnd C stieets northwest, Thursday, 2 p. m.
Fiiends and relatives Invited to attend
KOblNSON On Monday, July 12, IS97.
PETER ROBINSON, the beloved husband
of Martha Koblnsun.
He died in fall triumph of the Lord. May
nc rest la peace.
SON AND DAUGHTER.
Funeral from the First Baptist Church,
corner Sixth and G streets southwest
Wednesday, at 2.30 p. m. Friends are
respectfully invited to attend. It-em
0". WILLIAM LK.
332 Pa. Ave. X. W
First-class service. 'Phone, 1383.
asfcsMinent ot 10 cents per week upon each
and every member of every trades union
represented therein, the same to be given to
the miners to support them in their struggle
Engineers' "Union Elects Officers.
At a regular meeting of the Engineers'
Union held last evening tlie following offi
cers" were chosen to serve for the ensuing
term: JcephR- McCrink. president: Jam el
A. MUstead, vice president; John J. Hart,
recording secretary; Francis D. Nell, trua-s-urer:
trustees, Frank Paslno, Albert Mc
Milliu, Jhn J. Hart; executive committee.
Albert Readmiles, James A. MiLsted. Wil
liam r. Mahoney , Frank D. Nell- John J.
Bart; delegates to Central Lalior Union,
James P. McCrink. James A. Milstead.
James Hart, Frank Nell and A. M.McWU- ,