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THE aiOKNlSTGr TIMES, mi DAT, JULY 23, 1897.
mm lEii mies
Jones of Nevada Does Xot Re
lieve in Investigating Senators.
SMP3 AT NEWSPAPER MEN
Must Not Always Ue Tolten Seriously
a They W Not rrofe. to Write
l?rotn Ivuuwledge Hefers to Ah
tM,U!i Who Stab ilen's Cbnr
eelerh in the Dark.
After keeping the resolution of Senator
-Tillman providing for a new "sugar" in
vestigation in a pigeon-hole Tor moiethan
a month, the committee on contingent ex
panses yesterday reporteditbnek adversely.
This, diepuslucn of tUe matter was pic
dicicd in this paper when the lesolution
was rirst olfercd. The report is unueually
lou'g, and deals with the subject ficm
variouh and interesting punt of view.
In a nutshell, the report finds that but cue
Senator's name has been mentioned as
having speculated in sugar stoefcs, and
the denial by that Senator ot the truth
of the report it, accepted as fully and
eaU&factonly disposing of the whole sub
ject. Concerning the news dispatches m
general, Hie report adds that the news
papor men must not always be taken
fcCriously, "Inasmuch as these gentlemen
do KOtproress to wiite from knowledge,
and usually, If not always, decline to dis
close the means of their information."
Going inio the charges that Senator
Smith had speculated the report says:
a Senator of the United States without any
uvcruient of pergonal knowledge on the
parlof the writvr and withouCthesllghte.sC
particle of evidence to sustain it-not
even as much as would warrant a jus-tlce
of the peace in summoning witnesses to
determine the truth-of a complaint by one
citizen against another with lefcrence
to.tllc most trilling Incidents ot very-day
lire. It is the bold and naked assertion
of a man who does not profess or pro
ton! to have any knowledge whatever or
the alleged fact of which he -writes.
On ibe other hand, we have a definite,
explicit, and a!wlule denial of Uie charge
froui the Senator affected-a denial pub
licly made from his place in the Senate
upn tbe rospoiidhllity of his position as
a Senator of the United Sttes."
The committee reports that tl2 fullest
Investigation fails to show that auy New
York o: other paper had advanceinrorma
tlon of the doings of the Finance Com
mittee. An article -written by one ot the corre
spoHdeuts is denounced as "a deliberate,
unfair, and envenomed determination to, if
nossiU.-, bring upou the subcommittee of
he Finance Committee the contempt of
Souk: aJt-ntian is paid in the report to
nifHi wlwtdHeld their Identity behind state
ments winch Uipy make to correspondents
Willi a view to publication, and tljen like
B&ssins who lift the stiletto in the dark,
skulk If hind Uickc newspaper writers and
refuse for the purposes of cvirtentv to per
mit their names to beeoiw known. Under
aiidi circumstances, tlie committee say,
It would be moiiKtroub to set on foot an
lnvpstlratton everj Unie tome Senator was
"It will be time enough to look into
the subject of whether the Sugar Trust
has oantrl'Mited to or controlled the elec
tion of a Soon tor," soys the report, "when
some evidence is offered to Justify such
an inquiry. Iu ,so far as the American
Sugar Refining Company may offend
against the statutes of the United States
lei It be dealt with according to law.
We are not the apologists of that com
pany or any other. The want of popu
larity of that company or any other can
never or itself be held to be a ground for
investigating the right of Senators to their
Beats. If it be our duty, upon our own
initiative and witlfout the rilghttt-t war
rant from any known fact, to investigate
whether a corporation has 'contributed to
Dr controlled the election of a Senator
In tins bodv at any time, why stop at
one corporation? Why not prepare a list
of all corporations iu the United States,
call op the officers of each, and examine
into the question whether such corpora
tions have 'in any wise contributed or
controlled the election of a Senator in
this body at any time?' The "process
of examination would be endless, and
there would be no time for the perform
ance of any legislative duties."
"Wi'h respect to the proposed expulsion
from the press gallery of correspondents
win) print these things, the committee take
the ground that the punishment would be
diFproporUonate to the offense. Other
galleries would be open to them, and the
notoriety acquired by tucb expulsion, the
committee adds. Instead of operating as a
punishment, might prove a source of pro
motion to the correspondent in his pro
fession. Furthermore, they conclude that
each punishment would liave co influence
upon the newspaper proprietors themselves,
and that, with the press associations cov
iug the ground, it would be impossible to
After citing a number of cases in "which
correspoTidents have been sought to be
disciplined, the committee, discussing the
value of a free press, say:
"It is no disparagement of legislative
bodies to admit the invaluable function of
the press in the maintenance of free gov
ernment. That function is too important
to be subjected to narrow restrictions or
circumscribed within illiberal bounds,
merel to correct a disposition to over
seventy of criticism. Tile remedy would
be worse than the disease. Legislators
who, la every loose and unsupported charge
affecting the action of their body cca
the specter of accusation, and insist upon
imprisonment In default ot proof, should
take occasion to reflect upon the injury
that would be done to free government1
by the attempt on every occasion to bring
to bouk members of the press who exprcised
over-freely the right of criticism of public
"While the right must ever be main
tained by the law-making power to pro
tectitscirim assault whencesoever eman
ating, yet the exercise of this right sluiuld
be reserved for occasions of extraordinary
Importance. Freedom of the press is guar
anteed by the Constitution, Is essential
to existence of free government, and should
not lightly be interfered with.
"Although the press is a most powerful
institution, wc are very confident that
tlds is a great exaggeration of its power.
Neither do all newspapers make these
Charges nor llleve them. The people who
read newspapers from day to day are too
-wise and tnlelligent to be so deceived
They are able to gauge with reasonable
judgment the decree of truth and of Im
portance to be" attributed to the statements
vnlcb they rend
"It would ! f extraordinary If upon the
appearance or any lrr.ponsi!l arid nnsup
ported charge. evory Senator were to he
called up and c't.Nvi1 noon the assump
tion that lie liPd "i gr.iityof n;n.- wromr
or crime. This w- iij o j-ss eonsiilTaMor
than Is accorded n to tlu criminal li
the dock, for 11 o criminal openly fjitti'
by hi arenser. who s r.-' rllowcd to VHi
behind pannl's rmtKir. Pnp -ct"
xnnpr. on the respond ills v of in opth
father the charg- a-ainst la. and, even
then, he Ih assumed to be innocent until
proved guilty "
Finally, in recommending the inderK
nlte postponement of the resolution, the
committee conclude in this fashion: "It
s-coms to your committee that the time has
come when the Senate-should practically
declare by its action that it will .not be
accessory to attacks upon itself or its mem
bers from irresponsible bources. No in
vestigation of any charge affecting the
integrity of the Senate or its members
should at any time be undertaken unless
Mich charges bedeflnite and specific and
made by tome Inown and lesponsible per
son not engaged prolesslonally in sensa
FOUNDLING HOSPITAL CASE
The Grant! Jury Decides Against
Say the ln.stitr.tiou Ik Not a Nuis
ance, Hut Neighbors lletnln
Their Original Opinion.
A report was made yesterday afternoon
by the grand jury of Its investigations of
the Foundling Hospital, which -waves aside
the complaints made against that institu
tion. Several prominent people living in the
neighborhood of the hospital cliaiged it
with being a public nuibuucc, stating that
the continual crying of the Infants pre
vented 'them from sleeping.
The grand jury's report is in the nature
of a warm indorsement of the hospital,
though it finds some things to criticise.
It recommends more nurses and suggests
that the infants ought to be sent to the
country during the summer. The report
states that the hospital is In excellent san
itary condition and a well-conducted in
stitution. It continues:
"Willie there is some annoyance from
the crying of babies during the warm
season, as has been testiricd by respectable
citizens, we know or no remedy to stop
it, and do not think the grievance or
those complaining iufficienc to justify
us in declaring this humane and useful in
stitution a ifuisauoe.
"We recommend, however, that the au
thorities be requested, and, if possible, re
quired, to double their present force of
nurses for night duty, as the present rorce
is inadequate to properly tare for the
"We further recommend that If It be pos
sible to do so the children be moved to the
country during the heated term Should
a suitable place be obtained for these help
less Infants during the warm months it
would be of gieat benefit to the children,
besides removing the existing cause of com
plaint ot the residents, as they complain of
no annoyance at other seasons.'
Aliimugit tne graun juiy decides that
it is noc a nuisance, the babies continue
to scream and the lesldcnts of'the nelgh
noihood continue to stuff cotton in their
A Times reporter called on a numbered;
those -who testified before the grand Jury
and they showed no surprise at the verdict.
'Just what we thought," was the general
Mrs. Robhins, of 1710 Fifteenth street,
and llrf. Dr Colgrove', who resides on the
corner of Fifteenth and R stieets.said that
nothing else could be expected after some
ot the most foolish questions that were
"We are almost frantic," said Mr.
Edwin Dinkerly, the gentleman who pre
ferred the charges. "My wire has had
to leave, and I and my children are going
next week. W e have actually been driven
outof our home. The songor the telegraph
man, 'Hush, littlo babies, don't you cry;
you'll be angels by and by,' Is coming true,
ror th,re have been six deaths there since
the 1st or July.'
"It would seem as if we would be re
lleved of some of the noise by the deaths
of so many of the little ones, but as fast
as one dies there is another to take its
Mr. Dinkerly intends, through bis law
yers, "W. McR. Clayton, to enter suit for
damages, and fully believes he will win.
TWO BUXI.ETS IN HIS BODY,
John Adams, Colored, Pi res Six:
Shots at James Bowman.
John Adams, a colored man or bad
repute in Southeast Washington, made a
desperate attempt to kill James Bowman
lass night at Sixth btreet and Virginia
The men quarreled about a woman, who
was present, when Adams suddenly pulled
a pistol and began firing. The first ball
struck Bowman in the face, but glanced off
the cheek bone.
The two men grappled and Adams put
the weapon to Bowman's chest and pulled
the trigger. The ball again glanced
from some articles in Bowman's pocket
Six shota were fired without, inflicting
a fatal wound. The seventh cartridge
hung fire, Adams Throwing his pistol
away and starting down the street.
Officers Bunu and Dent had just arrived
and they started in pursuit. Bunn cap
tured his man after a hard chase and
locked him up in the Fourth precinct
station to await the result of Bowman's
injuries. Bowman was carried to Provi
dence Hospital and found to have received
two bullets in his body. They were
probed for but not found.
Subjeet for the Reform School.
The case of A Tthur. Ford, the nine-year-old
colored boy charged with the larceny
of a horse and buggy belonging to lUchard
Parker, last week. Was held in abeyance
by Judge .Cole. yesterday, pending the de
fjsiortor (Tre'lad's mother as to sending
him to thejreform school.
Colored Sinn for School Trustee.
James J. Turner, W. H. Brown, "VV. P.
Butler, F. Webb, and .Tames Davenport,
leading colored citizens, called upou the
Commissioners yesterday to urge the ap
pointment of Dr. C. B. Crusor as trustee
for the colored public schools.
Reasons Why Chansbf-rlani's Colie,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem
edy Is the Best.
1. VtXRUFi It affords almost instant re
lief In case of pain in the stomach, colic
iind cholera morbus.
2. Beoaute It is the only remedy that
never falls in the most severe cases of
dysentery and diarrhoea.
3. Beraupe it Is the only remedy that
will -ure chronic diarrhoea.
4 Became It Is the only remedy that
will prevent bilious colic.
fj. Because It Is the only remedy that
A-iil rure epidemical dysentery.
6. Because It is the only remedy that
ran always he depended upon in cases of
Iioleni inra ntum.
7. llecnnso It is the most prompt and
iiiOft lelinbte medicine in use for bowel
S. Because it produces no bad results.
9. Because It Is pleasant and safe to
10 Becaupe It has saved the lives of
.iK-.rt- people than any othr medicine In the
1 he 25 and 50c sizes for sale by Henry
an. Wholesale and Retail Druggist,
t-i F revt liuithwest. and Connecticut
i venue rf.nrt "B s'reet northwest, and 1428
.'aryland avenue northeast
HEWS FROM ALEXANDRIA
A Daughter of Engineer Charles
Kersey Burned to Death.
Exploding Kerosene Sets Flro to
Her Clothing An Old X.ady
Alexandria, Va., July 22. Little Menu,
Kersey, the twelve-year-old daughter ot llr.
Charles T Kersey, the cluer engineer ot the
steamer Harry ltandall, was the victim of
a horrible accident shortly after 0 o'clock
this evening, at her home, No. 121 South
Iloyal stieot, which resulted in her being
burned altnoHt beyond recognition and
resulting in her dath at the Alexandria Iu
firmarj a few hours later.
Airs. Keisey, hei moiiier, was sick and
ilena wab preparing to get a lunch. The
fire which she hud started was too tardy for
the little maid, and she sought to hasten ic
with coal oil, when the can exploded and
enveloped her in the burning oil.
Mr. John II. Stridor, who is a neighbor,
heard her screams and rushed to the
chil d's assistance. Tearing down a
uorticrc as he ran, he threw it around
her head in an effort to prevent, her
inhaling the name, and then forced her
to the floor. With the assistance of
several gentlemen who had arrived, the
blaze was extinguished and the little
sufrerer was hmried to the infirmary.
Dr. 11. P. Boward was summoned and
appeared upon the scene almost before
the fire had been suppressed. All that
was possible was done but in spite of
the physician's efforts, the child died
about :30 o'clock.
ilr. Strider was painfully burned on
both hands and had to have his injuries
Harvey Kersey, the eldest son of Mr
Charles Kersey, was also badly burned, his
sister having ran into htm in an effort
to escape from her fiery torture. Young
Mr. Kersey's injuries were dressed by Dr.
Mra. Kersey is prostrated by the sad
blow vrhich has fallen upon her house
hold. The little girl was a great favorite
among her playmates, aud the pet ot
her father who is down the river, and
knowi nothing of the accident, there
being no way to reach him
Two young men from Washington were
arrested this afternoon for making a bi
cycle traci: or the sidewalk. They left
Mr. B. Henry Mocre, the agent of the
Adams Express Company in this city,
died at his home on Duke street this
morning a rew minutes before 8 o'clock.
11 r. Moore was fifty-two years of age,
thirty-two ot which were spent In the
service of the express company, or which he
was the agent. The deceased was u chur
ter member of Belle Haven Council,
Knights ct Honor. His funeral will occur
from St. Mary's Catholic Church tomor
row morning, at 10 o'clock.
At a meeting of citizens held at the
Alfred Street Baptist Church, last night,
the following were selected as trustees
for the colored schools of the city: F. II.
M. Hurray, James Rosa, B J. Webster,
James W. Lumpkin, G. A. Lunipklns, Ed
ward Hill, W. N. Jackson," It. II. Brcok,
John Scrogglns, Zachariah Tate, Dr.
W. II. Mndella and J. Milton nopkins.
In Judge J. K. M. Norton's couit today
in the enseor Jonathan Matthews vs. Wash
ington Southern Railway Company non
suit was entered and a new bult will be
entered. Annie R. Stoutenburgh. execu
tor or S. B. Stoutenburgh, made applica
tion for collection of assesament and
the application was gi anted. The case of
Webster vs. Smoot will come up tomorrow.
Mrs. Genevieve Wright, the mother or
Messrs Bee and Charles Wright, an aged
lady, was burned seriously about 5::jo
this evening while using a gasoline stove
at her home, .".10 South Patrick street.
Dr Kllpstten attended Mrs. Wright
The new committee of public property
met this afternoon and organi2ed by the
election of John II. Stridor as chairman.
The committee inspected the new engine
house for the Bydraullon Fire Company
Hr. Isaac Eichbcrg. a prominent King
street merchant, Tvhile returning from a
business trip to Occoquan, was thrown
from the vehicle in which he was making
the trip. Dr. McGuire, who attended Mr.
Eichberg. was unable to state the extent
of his patient's injuries atthls time, though
they arc not thought to be serious.
The committee on light organized to
night by the election of Mr. George II
Hirlken chairman. A joint meeting of the
committees on light and finance was held
tonight, when it was determined to em
ploy an expert, to examine into and re
port on the best method for manufacturing
gas for this city. b
Go to Indinn Head.
o matter how hot it is In the dtv nnr
how sultry and muggy the days aSJVhere
s a let-up provided, and cue may get re-
This Is the trip to Indian Head on the
Macalester. Four hours is enough to
nn?i ?Hf K,rcateat sufferer from heat,
and that is the time that's occupWl In
making the run. There is music oii the
boat, and from the time the boat leaves
the wharf, something to entertain is
constantly going on. At Alexandria and
Marshall Hall the boat stops on both
trips, down and back, and a chance js
given to spend a little time at the Hall
and Indulge in a dance or two if desired
The Macalester will make the3e runseverv
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6-30
NAVY DEPARTMENT ORDERS.
Orders hm e been issued by the Navy De
partment as follows:
Lieut. Hunt, ordered before the retiring
Ixiard; Medical Inspector A. F. Trice, de
tached from the New Tork navy-yard and
ordered to the Olympla as fleet surgeon,
Medical Inspector J. G. Ayres. detarhod
from the Olympla as fleet surgeon and
given two months leave; JLIeut. J. A.
Xonis, detached from the Naval Academy
to be executive ofricer of the Boston;
Lieut. Commander F. H. Delano, detached
rrom Hie Olympla and placed on one
month's leave; Lieut. F E. Sawyer, de
tached from the Navy i'ard at Boston t'o'ie
executive officer of the Adams; Lieut.
TJ R. Harris, detached from the Ada:rf,;
Medical Inspector J. A. Bawkels ordered to"
tho New York navy-yard; Lieut, Com
mander S. C. I'alne, detached as executive
officer of the Boston to be executive
officer of the Olympla; Ensign F. B.
Sullivan, detached from the Coast Surv.jy
on four months' sick leave; Civil Engineer
George Jdackay is to be in charge of (he
construction or the Naval Hospital at Port
Royal; Ensign F. J. Senn, detached rrom the
Pinta and ordered to the Monterey; Ensign
W. II. Crosse, detached rrom the Plnta
and ordered to the Independence, Lieut.
D. Peacock, detached rrom the Plnta and
ordered to the Independence; Lieut. O.
E. Lnsker, ordered 16 the Indepnmlence;
Lieut. Commander F. M. Symonds. de
tached rrom the command of the Plnta
ror duty with the Marietta.
Disorderly House Raided.
A squad of the Sixth precinct police
made a raid on house 461 Missouri ave
nue last night, and as a result Frances
McCarthy, the proprietress, and four peo
ple found in the house were placed under
arrest and conveyed to the stationhouse
in the patrol wagon.
The "McCarthy woman was once before
arrested for keeping a disorderly house.
"STAND BT YOUR COLORS"
Continued from First Page.
of the tariff entertained by the Chlcugo
platform, referring, evidently, to the omls
bion or the word "only" from the shib
boleth "tariff for revenue only."
Mr. Chilton said that the Chicago plat
form reprosentedgood Democratic doctrines,
but its interpretation had been perverted.
Mr. Chilton, referring to the hatching
ot the bill, described it as having been
done by Eastern Senators only. Mr
Piatt of Connecticut corrected hi in by
taying that Mr. Woitott was at the hear
ings. Mr. Chilton Why, I thought he was
In Europe, chasing the phantasmal dream
or internulioqul bimetallism.
Mr. Chilton, eulogized the South, and fi
nally the whole nation. Its greatness ho
he did not attribute to protection, but
to Providence and the Anglo-Saxon an
cestry of the people.
Mr. Jones ol Arkansas next addressed
the Senate. He had already, he baid.
called attention ito sufficient items and
wiongs to warrant tho sending or them
back to conference. He noted one mote
example, that relutlng to carbons for
electric lighting. Tho House fixed Ui.
rate at no per cent ad valorem, the Souajo
at an per cent ad valorem rate, but the
Terence put on a specific duty ot 150 per
cent This would be absolutely prohibi
tory. He charged that there had ben
"no fair or free conference," but instead a
so-called conference report based on as
sumptions of authority which ought to be
reconsideied by the Senate and rebuked.
Mr. Joins uho pointed out new arrirma
tlvc legislation on the tobacco schedule,
which had been rejected by the Senate
He protested against the treatment or
the Democrats In the conrerenoe. He said
that everything was carried by a party
vote. Be had said to Mr. Aldrlch "sup
pose we, the Democrats, convince your
"Oh. that will not make any difference
as to the vote," replied Mr. Aldrlch.
Mr. Jones said that he thought it "due to
the Senate and to thecouutry that it should
be stated that the report was never con
sidered by the conferees. It was never
even read. It was rushed through the
conference before the printer's Ink was
dry on it. If the Senate would submit to
such a thing, he hoped and prayed to Uie
Almighty that tlieAnicrican people would
say thathercafter"Senarors shaH pay suffi
cient rr-gard to it "to '.see that these grave
matters should Jicconsidered by the whole
conference. He did not believe that there
was any precedent for such action. It was
time that such proceedings should be
Hopped, for they deserve the condemnation
of the people, and he believed they would
Mr. Allison Vote the report down; it Is a
mere recommendation to the Senate.
Mr. Jones -Yss: that Is what ought to be
done; for the conference has acted in con
tempt of the Senate.
Mr Aldrlch re.ented Mr. Jones talking
the secrets ot the conference In open
Mr Jones You said yourself that there
was no secret about It. You said that
everything should go to the public
Mr. Jones said Mr. Aldrlch got into an
almost interminable tangle and wrangled
over what was the understanding as- to
how and when the conference report was
to be considered by the -minority. Mr.
Aldrlch contended that there was no
running counter to precedents in the ac
tion of the conference Ths Democrats
had acted similarly in the conferences on
the Wilson bill.
Mr. Jones arraigned the promises made
In the Senate by Mr Aldrlch, as corn
prepared with the final agreements ot the
bill. The conclusion of" Mr. Jones' speech
went to shoyr that the idea and practice
of protection had created the inequalities
of opportunity, labor, and life, and that
this would be removed'only by a return
to the principles which hud made the
country great and prosperous
JMr. Jones revived the argument that the
highest taxes were on the things con
sumed by the poor. A very small tax
on stocks and bonds was proposed, yet
the conferees, after being locked up
for days, said simply the "Senate re
cedes." He congraSulated the Senate
on the astuteness of Its conrerees in making
the Bouse swallow i whatever tho Senate
wanted. The people would certainly hold
the party that led ,such things to a fear
ful accountability Mr. Jones had in
serted In his remarks Chapter 2 of Mr
Sherman's book on taxation, showing the
inequalities of the current methods of
Mr. Lindsay's resolution, requesting the
President to investigate the foreign to
bacco tarirrs, was adopted.
Mr. rettigrew spoke on the bill generally.
He said it would be a very dirticult bill
to repeal, because It that issue were
made the Republicans could raise an
unlimited fund to sustain It. He would
not vote against the bill; he wanted it to
pass, so that the track would be clear
for the contest as to honest or dishonest
money He wanted to see the Issue
squarely made between the people and "a
plutocracy of artificial persons." Mr.
Pcttigrcw's general idea was to let the
Republican masses see that the tariff
bill did not help them, and that the real
issue was the money question. Mr. Pettl
grew quoted largely from his own speech
when tho Wilson bill was under considera
tion. Mr. Allen asked that an hour be fixed
for a vote on the conference report to
day. Mr. ITarris interposed that there wtre
other matters demanding attention be
fore the quorum disappeared.
Mr. Allison asked that 5 p. m. today
be fixed as the hour for the vote.
Mr. Pcttus I object
Mr Allison Before adjournlnc, then, let
us agree to vote before we adjourn to
Mr. Pottus I object to that.
Mr. .Allison One o'clock Saturday, then?
llr. ilorgan I object.
Mr. .Allison Will the Senator agree to
Mr. Morgan 1 will not agree to any
definite time, but I think the debate will
be exhausted tomorrow.
After some further parley:
Mr Allison I ask unanimous consent,
then, that the Senate meet tomorrow at
Mr. Pcttus I object.
Mr. Allison gave notice that there would
be no morp adjournments at 5 o'clock
until the conference report was agreed to
This thTcat did not phase anybody In
The Senate went Into executive session
after this statement, and soon after ad
journed. THR HOUSE PHOCEEDINGS.
After -rlie Pnssajge of Two Bills
a "Recess Ih Taken.
The session of the House yesterday
emphasized the lact that tho Kepublicans
Intend keeping their forces here until
Congress adjourns sine die, so as to pro
vent any coup d'etat on the part of tho
Democrats, If ,they should at any time
have the advantage of the majority vote
in the Bouse. "There was nothing of Im
portance to come up, but when that body
Convened there wera more than 200 mem
bers in the hall and more within the grasp
of tho sorgcant-at-arms, should they be
As soon as the journal was read, Mr.
Dnizell reported from the Committee on
Ways and Means "a bill authorizing the
President to suspend discriminating duties
imposed on foreign vessels and commerce
Mr. Simpson asked it unanimous consent
was required for the consideration of tho
Mr. Dlnglcy replied that it was a privi
leged question, as it related to the reve
nues of the Government, and the Speaker
A short explanation ot the bill was made
by Mr. Dalzell, after which Mr MeMlllin
ot Tennessee aud Mr. Eldgeley of Kan
sas gave their hearty Indorsement to tho
Mr. MeMlllin said one firm in his State,
the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company,
would during the next year export not
less than 1,000 tons of pig-iron per day.
and he believed every obstacle offered to
commerce ought to be removed.
The bill was then pased without a di
vision. Mr. Lacey, the recent chairman ot the
Committee on Public Lands, asked and
secured unanimous consent for the consid
eration of a bill relative to Uie location
of land offices in Alaska. There seemed
to be no objection to the passage of the
bill, but Mi. Lacey wab kept busy for some
time in explaining Its provisions and an
swering questions in regard to it.
Mr. Simosou could not resist the In
clination to leniark that he feared the
great abundance or gold now being round
In Alaska would have a tendency to make
cheap gold dollais, to balance the pietent
cheap silver dollars.
llr.Galnesof Tennessee congratulated the
Republican paity and the country on the
fact that in the closing hoars of this ex
tiaordinary session the party in power had
at last come to realize that, there is busi
ness of importance that needs to be done
by this Congress.
The bill was then passed, like the other,
without a division.
On motion of Mr. Dingley.the House then
took a TPCess until 1 2 o'clock today.
TENNESSEE'S NEW SENATOR
Mr. Turley's Peaceful Pirst Day
Among the Solons.
He "IVitu esses Some Lively Passages,
Distributes ills Autograph and
Deelines-to He Interviewed.
Senator Turley signalized his first day
as a member ot the club by remaining
In his seat all day, and listening, to a
great many interesting passages, as, for
Instance, the scrap between Mr. Tillman
and Mr. Jones ot Nevada et al. and the
series or scraps between Mr. Aldrlch and
Mr. Jones of Arkansas. Incidentally, the
pages got Mr. Turley's autograph numer
ously, as the end of the session is ap
proaching. Mr. Turley is a very accessible gentle
man. He had almost universal congratu
lations yesterday, not only from his fellow
Senators, but rrom many of the Tennessee
The new Senator is not particularly anx
ious to be printed to any great extent.
He was called on yesterday for an inter
view. He verj modestly said that he had
nothing to Bay, although he has beea
making S25.000 or S30.000 a year by
He said to a Times man that there was
reaUy nothing to say. He will not make
a speech, but will vote as a Democrat, as
a free silver Democrat.
It was learned from Mr Turley that the
report that he will not be a candidate
Tor the Senatorship when the lecislatare
meets has not been authorized by him. He
will be a candidate.
Mr Turley said that there was nothing
of special Interest just ow In Tennessee
politics and that national politics could
best be studied right here In Washington.
Mr. Turley has a clean-cut race, a tine
eye and talks well. He will undoubtedly be
popular, both Tor hlsbraias and his manners.
A CUltBEXCY COMMISSION.
itepresentntive C. V. Stone's Joint
Resolution Providing for One.
Representative Chailcs W. Stone, former
chairman of the House Committee on Coin
age, Weights and Measures, yesterday
forestalled the President's currency com
mission message by introducing a joint
resolution authorizing the appointment of
a monetary commission and providing for
The resolution provides that the com
mission shall consist of eleven members,
"who shall bo persons specially fitted by
experience, training and study for tho
consideration ol subjects coming before
such commission." -Tho commission is
directed to investigate and report what
changes, if any, arc necessary and expedi
ent in our present banking and currency
laws, and what further legislation, IT any,
is desirable relative to the national bank
ing system and our government and may,
in connection therewith, report a codifica
tion of existing laws on those subjects.
The committee is authorized to take
testimony and acquire information from
any department or officer of the Govern
ment, and is required to meet for or
ganization in this city at such time as
the Piesident shall appoint, and then hold
its subsequent meetings at such time and
place as shall then be determined. The
commlttep is to make its report to the
President, for transmission to Congress,
not later than November 15 next. The
sum of JiOO.OOO is appropriated by the
resolution for clerk hire and other ex
penses of the commission.
GRAND LODGE MEETING.
Rebocenh Bra neb Constitution
Adopte'd and Officers Elected.
An adjourned meeting of the Grand
Lodge, 1. O. O- F., wa3 held at Odd
Fellows' Hall last night. Grand Master
Thomas J. Jones was In the chair. Re
ports oMhe various committees were sub
mitted and adopted. A new constitution
for the Rcbeccah Branch of the Grand
Lodge was adopted for the purposeof con
forming that auxiliary to tho constitution
of the Grand Lodge.
The following offices were elected: Grand
mastor, Jonn J. Brown; deputy grand'
master, W. W.MHIan; grand wardon, John
B. Ward: grand secretary, William K.
Hunt; grand treasurer, J. A. B. Espey;
grand marshal, J. G. Durfey; grand con
ductor, W. F. Dement; grand chaplain, J.
Z. Yodr; grand guardian, J. S. Jones;
grand herald, L. H. McDade.
The following committees were ap
pointed: Credentials 0. H". Childs, F. E. Happ
and M. F. Martin.
Returns A. J. Shippprt, Alpheus Davison
and Conrad Reuben.
Finance M. D. Brainard, James H. Crew
and "W. L. Hart.
Appeals J. T Petty, Thomas W. Fowler
and H C. Hazard.
Supervision William P. Allan, C. E. ilc
Bridc and T. F. Kenny.
Printing John H. Nally, Enoch Edmon
ston aniS P. U. Lcary.
StnU-c-r the Order W. W. Millan, P.. H.
SoirrJ and W. H. Weber.
By-laws Theodore Head, A. G. Thomas
and A ndrew Jackson.
The public are cordially invited to visit
our Ice cream parlor. 1401 Mass. ave.
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
Its Duties Arc
Complex and All Important
lis Derangement Much More Serious
Than Generally Supposed.
frothing can impress one wlththesupreme
importance or the nervous system like a
consideration or the duties It performs.
Jindowing as it does the body with feel
ing, a derangement or the nerves destroys
bo tli mental aud physical sensation and
subjects the patient co loss of the j;ower
6r motion, impairs the circulation and
stops growth or development. In short,
without ic the body becomes a mass or
dead matter, and no thoughtrul person can
Uouot the vital importance or an unim
paired nervous system.
I4H Penna. Ave. Adj. Willard's Hotel,
Has m the past rew yeurs published many
instances or tins apparently partial paral
ysis or mental and pnysjcsil force that have
been restored to sound, vigorous man
hood and womanhood by his advanced
methods of treatment.
Mai.-, lire swill IMUileSi i I ho
Latest methods, doing away with painful
and dangerous operations.
rs'o cutting. No stretching. Failure Im
possible. Sure and painless.
VARICOCELE. ' VARICOCELE.
Cured speedily and permanently.
S5B00 A MONTH
Is the highest fee onarged, including
Dally or rice hours, 10 to 5; Monday,
Wednesday. Thursday and Saturday, till
b p. in.; Sunday, lo to 12
5- CONSULTATION FREE--
TREASURY DEPARTMENtT WASHING
TON, D. C. JULY O. 1897 Sealed
proposals will be received, at this depart
ment until O'CLOCK P. M., MONDAY.
AUGUST 'J, 181)7. for painting, kalsomin
lng, eic. certain roomt, ui tne treasury
building, Washington , D. C- Specifica
tions can be obtained upou application
tn tile office of Uie asaittant Mipeftn
tendent of the building. The ngnt to
reject any and all bids, or parts or bids,
and to waive defects, is reserved. As a
guarantee of good Taith, each proposal
must be accompanied by a certified check
in the sum or SZiOO, drawn to the order
ot the Secretary or the Treasury. Pro
posals should be addres--ed to the Secre
tary of the, Treasury. . Washington. D. C.
and indors-ed Vroposals Tor Pauiuug, etc .
Treasury Budding." O. L. SPAULDING,
Assistant Secretary. 3y-3,l!8-2t
Filed July 8. 1S97; J. B. YOUNG.
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, the Sth
day or July, 1897. FRANK It SALE
vs. JOSEPHINE M, SALE, equity. No.
184U5, docket 42.
On motion or the plaintiff, by Mebsrs.
Obear i Doudass. hi3 HiUcuors. it is
ordered that the defendant, JOSEPHINE
M SALE, cause her appearance to be
entered herein on or Lefore the Jirst rule
day occurring forty days after this day;
otherwise the cause will be proceeded with
tu m wish of default. Thp object of this
suit is to obtain a decree for an absolute
divorce for the willful desertion and aban
donment of the plalntirr for the space
of over two years last pasted Thia ortter
shall be published in the Washington Law
Reporter and The Washington Times ouco
a week for three successive weeks, before
aaid rule-day By the court,
CHARLES C. COLE, Justice.
True copy. Test:
(Seal.) J. R. YOUNG, Clerk, etc.
By M. a. CLANCY, Asst. Clerk.
Twenty-live Years of Liberty Lost
to Offending Citizens.
Of Tills Ajmregate Jnu:es Strosnyder
"Will Contribute Fivo for
A quarter of a century iu the penitentiary
with hard labor was meted out, In the
aggregate, to convicted prisoners by Judge
Cole in the criminal court yesterday. The
crimes were housebreaking, larceny from
the personh, false pretenses, assault with
intent to kill, perjury and forgery.
Joha Sullivan, twenty-two years old,
convicted or houFebreaking, got five years.
Sullivan's lawyer, Mr. Mitchell, asked
that a light rentence be imposed, because
his client was young and had been sup
porting his mother.
Ell Moore, colored, convicted of larceny
from the person, goes to prison for six
years. He stopped a friend on the street
in Georgetown and admired his vest, feel
ing the quality ot the cloth. Half an hour
after his friend found his $6 watch gone.
It was traced to Moore.
Eugene Mercer, colored, convicted of
perjury, gets three years. Mercer Is a
hdcfcman, and brought an aged white
couple to the court for a marriage license.
They refused to go into the clerk's office,
and he went in for them. He swore that
the licence vras for colored people.
J. Evans, convicted of foigery, was re
manded for sentence until the next term of
the court- Evans is -well connected In Bal
timoro. He forged the nain& of Mr Tutty,
a Capitol Hill grocer, some time ago, but
has never been in trouble before. Mr.
Trultt, his lawyer, worked hard to get sen
tence suspended indefinitely and partially
The case of James Strosnjder was the
most lu?ercsting one passed on by Judge
Cole this morning. He is the man who
was tiled on Tuesday for obtaining money
and a bicycle under false pretenses from
Blanche Whcelor and others
Mr. Thomas Taylor, Strorayder's law
yer, made au appeal for mercy. He told
thecourt that theman washighlyconnected
and had never been in trouble before
Ills mother was the famous Barbara Frlt
clile, and he had four uncles -,vho bought
In the late w.r- Col. Taylor aUo said
that Blanche Wheeler, who had lost the bi
cycle, was pcrrcctly willing that StTotny
der be released-
The court suspended sentence in two of
the cases, but gave Strasnyder five years
In the other.
Joseph Anderson, the colored man who
was tripd yesterday for stabbing John D
Wallace, colored, In Freeman's alley, dur
ing a oth of July celebration crap game,
was convicted and sentenced to two years
in the penitentiary.
arULNUMANN-Un July 21, 1807, at
7MO p. in., UUAKLKS B., beloved son of
Frederick and Mary A. Springmann.aged
eighteen years, eleven months and twenty
r uneral rrom the residence of his pa rents.
No. 4U1 South Capitol Btreet southwest.
Friday, July 23, at2 p.m. jy22-2t-em
XAN DER On Wednesday, July 21.1897,
aM:3tp. in., aCHaroer'sFcrry. CAROLINE,
tnc belocd wire or Christian Xander.
Funeral strictly private on Friday, Ji.lv
23. at 3 p. m., from late residence. 909
I Seventh street northwest. jy22-2t-em
MDN'S suits and trousers
boys' and children's
suits and trousers "bike"
suits and trousers in fact,
every stitch of clothing- on
the three floors of our big
building- is yours now for
less than "early-in-the-season"
Only one exception
crashes and feather
weights. In the tailoring depart
ment all the $15 suits are
now $12 and all the $12
313 & I iif y
Cor. 7th and B Sis. N. W.
lo Branch Store In Washington.
TH E co-partnership heretofore existing be
tween John A Butler and Jesse II. ura
ham, conducting a ieal estate business ac
503 13 street north-treat, la terminated thw
20TH DAY OF JULY, 1897. by mutual
consent. JOHN A JttUTUER.
JESSE H. GRAHAM,
jy20-3t-ern 503 E street northwest.
EXTENSION OF HIGHWAYS IN THB
DISIIClcTOI COLUMBIA Washington,
July l, 1897. To whom it may concern:
The commission created by section 2 oi
the act or Congress approved March a,
lfc93, entitled "An aut to provide a per
manent system or highways in that part
or the Diairictot Columbia lying outside of
cities, has received from tne Commis
sioners or the Distnctof Columbia a certi
fied copy or a map showing a proposed
permanent system of hignways la the
District o i Columbia within the arei
bounded by North Capitol street. Florida
arenue. Eastern Branch, and the Districa
line. This map and plats showing la de
tail how each iot and tract is affected bj
the proposed system or highways, are now
on exhibition in Koom 9, 4tb flcor- of tho
District Budding All persons interested
are invited to examine the map and plats.
The orcmiM.iort w.ll ico&ider any sugges
tion or protest concerning the location of
an highway or portion of a highway as
etiown on the map The suggestions and
protect n.ust be in writing and must sec
forth clearly the reasons for the changes
2 r"ovl" tne property owned or controlled
py trie objector AU protects, etc.. muse
Jubniltted on or berore the FIRST OF
OCTOBER. 1S97. and be addressed to th9
Lblpf on Engineers, U S. Army. War De
partment, Washington. D C. The com
mission win meet October 15, 1897. at 9
o clock a m.. in the ortice of the Secre
tary ot Var, to dispose of all objections,
and wui then hearorali from those who de
sire to thus support their written objec
tions. R. a. ALGER. Secretary or War;
Vi.LISS' Secretary of the Interior;
JOHN M. WILSON, Chief or Engineers. U.
a. Army. jyl2-15t.au9-156
DENTISTRY done on weeldy ana monthly
payments; crown and bridge work a
fpeciolty DR. T. W. STCBBLEFIELD,
lltn and F sts ; over MertzVDrus Stora.
C. U. SLOAN Jc LO.. Auctioneers, No. 14.0T
U sc aw.
TRUSTEES- SALE OF VALUABLE III
1'KOVKD REAL STATE. NO. 718
K STREET NORTHWEST.
.By virtue or a certain deed or trust dated
April 16,1 bb.wiHcfthiyt'eea duly recorded
in liner lu&y. at roho itJ4, one or the land
records or tne District or Columbia, and
at tne rtqueatoT tne party theret-y secured,
tne undersigned trustees will orrer for sale
at puoiic aucUoa in rrunt of Uie premises, on
ilON UA x , the 20TH DAY OF JULY, A. D.
lbVl. at i'tvt O'ULOUh. F. M., tbe rol
lowing dfescribej land and premises situate
in tne city or Wastungton, in sala District,
ueagnaceu as part of original lot num
bered 7 , in square numbered 419, begin
ning ror tne same on S street 4U reel tasS
rrom tne northwest corner or said square,
and running tnence east on sain street
so reec, tnence soma 23 reet, thenca
west zt reet, ana tnence nortn 23 reet
to trie place or Legmaing; together with
tne improvements tbereon, consisting of.
a tnree-t-tory brick aweHIng, No. 716 S
'lerras or sale. To be sold subject to a
pnor incumbrance, the amount or which
win oe announced at tnc time or sale,
uue-tnira oc tne purcnase money (ex
clusive or said prior incumbrance) to ba
paid in cash, anu the balance in two equal
inttauments at one ana two years, with
interest at per cent per annum, payabla
fceim-annuaity rrom the date or sale, se
cured ty deed or trust oa the property
H)id, or au casn. at the option or the pur
chaser, a. deposit or 5lou will be re
quired at tne uine or sale. All convey
ancing win oe at tne cost or the pur
chaser. Terms to be complied with within
ten days, otfierwlse trustees reserve
tne ngnt to resell at tne riss: and cost of
tne purchaser in default.
FKAN-K. U. CAX.HOUN,
JOHN H. BENTON,
WALTER B. WILLIAMS & CO.. Auc
tioneers. TRDSTEE'SSALEOF CASHREGISTER
By virtue or a deed of trust dated June
, A. p. 1S94, and duly recorded In
liber No. l'JO, roho 20-t et seq.. ona
or the land records for the District of
Columbia, and by direction of the party
secured thereby. I shall sell at the auc
tion rooms or Walter B. WlBiams &. Co.,
corner Tenth and D streets northwest,
on SATURDAY, JULY Jl. 1S97, at 11
O'CLOCK. A. .11., one cash register, men
tioned in schedule annexeu to trust
THOilAS J. 1IYERS, Trustee.
WALTER B. WILLIAMS & CO., Auc'ra.
Strictly High-C.ajs Wheels and
To be sold at public sale at our sales
rooms, corner 10th and Fenna. ave. uw
TUCKS DAY AND FRIDAY, JULY 22D
AN D 23D, at 10 A. M. AND 4P.M.
Wait Tor this great sale.
Now on exhibition. .
WALTER B. WILLIAMS & CO., Aucts.
KA.TCLlF.t'E, SUTTON &CO-, Auctioneers.
TRU3 TEES' SALE OF NINE VALUABLE
THREE-STOR1 AND BASEMENT
liUi? BRICiL RESIDENCES, CON
TAINING NINE ROOMS AND BATH.
AN D AUL.MODEKN IMPROVEMENTS.
BEING NOS. iai5T01331KENE3A.W
Under anu by viriue or a certain deed
or trust, euted June 22. I&ug, and duly
recorded July 7, istiti, m Liber 2130. aa
roho t509. one or tbe laad records ot tho
District or Columbia, deraulc having oc
curred in the performance or the terms and
conditions or the bond mentioned and re
rerred to in tne tarn deed or trust, and at
tne written requestor the secretary or tha
rody corporate, tne obligee m and the
Doioer and owner or the said bond, the
undersigned trustees win bCU at publlo
auction, in rront or the premtfej. on
WEDNESDAY. THE 2STHDA.Y OF JULY
A. D. 1897, AT 4:30 O'CLOCK. P. M7.
all tDose pieces or parcels ot land and
premises, suuate la the city or Wash
ington, District or Columbia, and known
an ana called lo:s tnree t3,ronr u and
nve 10), in bioct tnirty-stx 3U, in Jonn
snermaa'a, trustee, subdivision ot part ol
Mount Pleasant and Pleasant Plains, now
called Columbia Heights, as per plat re
corded in Liber "Gov. Sbcpherr - at roila
13 1 . one or tne records or the Survevor'i
Ornce or the District or Columbia.
Terms of sale; AU casn Each housa
and parcel or land occupied thereby will ba
-o01?.?- separately, and a deposit ol
5200 will be required at tfce time or sale
on each house and parcel of land sold If
not sold the property wdl be offered In
block, and a deposit of $1,000 will be re
quired at the time of sale Terras of sala
to be complied with within ten days from
the date of sale, otherwise the lot or Iota
"5""? op resold at the risk and cost of tha
deraultlng purchaser or purcha"ers. AU
FREDERICK L. SIDDONS .Trustee,
ii?JlhinSton Loan & Trust Building.
STEPHEN VAN W YCK, TrusteeT
.. Washington Loan & Trust Buildias-
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