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THE TIMES, wisHi:NGT6jSr, . TUESDAY. DECEMBER 14, 1897.
IPhe WasMngton Times Company.
S3T.LS0N HUTCniXS, President,
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TCKtsliAY, DEOEMBKU 1-1, 1S07-
SaUt4l OH?'.".-, tin Ttlip.
Tte dOittaut of Mi Kepicate Admiiifc
iratfca to aomMm M-tth it alliance
Willi pii wlUnot be rendered lej serious
gr e xpcsure of Canasta V duittcUy in
$br Ti.attei of tireiBepal detaee of autonomy
Car Cuba. Thai it would be iuoperati.e
MttUfr "urt t toe ect"d next March
, ItMtrattdtd it ma tt.torus ettonga; that
ft bd net aitfer iu,re than the guust of a
fmeteast f e4f-$s vt-rutneiit was apparent
at face; at itiat it was issued v 1 1
redrratu&i tseacbcry has tee denial
toy -U AAntostratoM mi tt.f few nlr
ivMicKl K-Wls of Hie paigi rule iu tlitt.
iCMMraarr. After the discovery atid ex-pm-af"
uf tte real purpose of tLe ?jaii4t.ti
indntiwrT, t fe inipiMiMe Ui Huw Uio
eaat Jf oppretstuB, outrauo.jtnd Uo tetter y
ohm law m frt; to aoi on-w AmHlca.
WlwUhw in the Cowpwsr elsewlien!.
Tut ' iwsiractfoiis repartee! at, given by
Sajgaata .. Mrqu Je Apeztouia, leafier
of b Spatitfii partr in tia, Ue prime
atnni.f ? to qnoted a- es-cushtj; tlte fraud
if tAanur apuu tti- rrouiMl ituit. n
fMna; T rta Jciad rai! necessary to "get
atKHaa. as mm at- powtfble, tbe respect
ad jr.-uUy of tiae Luropeait jatioti6,
rt.a lw fe I most 1 j-t Uy owr error. "
d tir. tt !BWEut u quiet ii l!MKga
Uod C tin Aperlcau eiucit! ty v,'eyjer'f.
lemtSUmr' H ry very pointctty: "We
ifnwt atM-ff. or apta" atKy, ttie le
amdfc of ttie Coverwinciit at Wd&btiigtoii
W mo jtratit Ml kinds f Mtoewoii t
tbuMHiarm no uiaUerbox extreme
toy win. ao tuat Uiey will urrender."'.
Sh it fraoltet tpint SaaMa te)is
JlpeaH!Bia.t4!8,if iitieU out anDomplinite-l
Spate fcuBtt will ped iu- "last tain and
9a en-" And ttteu be -ttWt., wiUt
jeK5ar!M; KpaalMi cyntoMn: Of wtiai
MfMMnut- word f tpafii- Autonomy
-'is a rard id aotliiuir more. Let w p.il
ia Pni(j,j, to jut.ri.it- Afterward e-.'ery-jiMih;
c MUet in tbe bent way."
Fieta -f Wheny and liuamnlty In the
e and 1Ihih ueed to tt.U aboK
taas late.-t uatife)tii'wii of the tru" in
amsMtaew- f ajunu'uy. 2oK:rs e
ftt'CtoMy require o )ealie Utat the eye jf
ta natfa. U spun tben. Tbe lnt Christ
!MN pMt tey omld gsve to tlteir owi
itftftBeMt wooh, ie a gallant ftlU fcr Cnbau
The Eagle Hd the Ilenr.
"Vbf rtiaifitJt Uiuifri lapfeu in lJcfc.
-wriwifeer of ti airnal or intMuUon.i!
arit.udtooie of ilKtu we are indebted
Car escape f roai a doer eintm-nnt of a
ctoie of the war vitb Ciana it v:ns Men
iRt Japaa waa ki to be allowed to leap
the fruit of victory, a feeling of ;ympa th;,
tfce Mikado- wk little eoile was
crafted ittrottr;)iout Aiwrt.. Welx;ran to
Xed ttaii Rotia -rus not ikt'iij:
at all riptot ia "waism ' i takinj;
Hoea awa y from Ja iwh . A Tier oot-urrcoce,
demoa!t rated but uk eJearty that we were
vtpnw; hi Javlitg an y f eelins t)e Mtbject
It teV only a lttite vliile to felt o lhat tnc
Japaaofce -vvcre not to Im iruMed,.-ih far as
itc Tere concerned. AlanKt inunedialei
ley Waa to con-pir with Grea t Britain
ts grab the IUxhimu Isiaid. Tbey ae
Ueea aueocceiul in t liat . an d now pretend
t be aorry; lmt it is t he wwrow of dctectioit
a defeat that make- tbem weep.aBd not
ta tbroefe of an awakened roiiiienoe.
"We filiall not waste an y?nef over their en
takaglcmeaUg or troubles in the Orient.
Ve may evea go the Jeoptli of UilnUng
"thai. X they fchoHld lose Formosa, it is but
yftmt. iiey deserve for trying to steal Ha--wafl.
Stl, tt mufrj be conceded tlmt "we
ATe thew Kometkios for tiiat -very iiiten
tioa and frwtrated noeir-cnt hi eonjtmc
to -ntCh oitr obi e:ten y, .John Brll.
Stat Cor tliat Mranee altmneo Eiu
Ma adgid not hae la'-u a'.arm. As it
sifc, Ute is nobody in luh (Siiomattc
"favors tiQ annexation ol Hawaii to Anier
ifea, and that, if need bo. he wcwrttl join
liands with us a gainst, any of fort on the part
iof a BiMtjpean nation or coalition of ua
tl&RS fatended to prevent it.
Ah a matter of protection to Iter -vaM tn
1 rett on the ar side of the Pacific, Russia
J anxious that we houkl possess the iKlax
m order to prewne the international bal
ance of power. Great Britain has Hong
Kong, all Australasia, the Gilbert and Tiii
groups Spain Iras the Philippine and the
Carolines. France hah Tahiti. Germany
influence- in Samoa, and, furtlver, roccntlv
ha effected a iodment in China. Ittuits
ican control oer tl Hawaiian Islands.
It would be eras idiocy on our part not
to M-eet tlib. rrieudly feeling and i!icy
more than half way. A firm understand
ing with liutwia would relieve any appje
hnSKn tlwt some Umid American ioli;i
cians incy iia '. as to the problem of aol 1
Ingnawailagslitsi thev.orldsingle handed
But that by no means is the extent of the
proposition. With the active good will
o Russia, neither Great Britain nor anv
other p iwer would dure to check ouroa
ward march to commercial greatue.s, nor
to Tor bid us tlte actiiiiMUon and control
of its chief itifUuiuent. the Nicaragua
Canal. Russia i williiiK that Am-rica
jh uld ha e tlu excliiblve ownership of
that ooiicng grand avenueof trade between
the oceans, at. rtie is that we should annex
Hawaii. If the Cjir bays the word, the
cUv.t, and tail of the British lion will be
clipped in Central America. I'racthsitalli
auce wiU. him against all Qther n.i-tk-ns,
as far a affairs in the Western
Hemisphere are concerned. lb deiir.fle
and feasible. and its accomplishment would
b-the first and a grand sti towanl tire.ik
mg tlie jower of those British influencex
that for years have dictated our inler
imtioual as well as our financial xolky.
and bought the national legislation :ieces
saiy to their deij;ns.
Democrat in the Coiifires should ponder
tbeae things- carefully. A grave rep.msi
Wllty to the country and to posterity rest
uihmi their sJnulders. Tlie anitexation of
Hawaii and the constritcUtm of the canal
should lie adopted as party cuiekjtis- sm
matter whether tlwy are now sUp
IKirtcd by any otltei party or not. They
ar s.ii-eUuiig hlalier than party (tuejtioas.
Together tney naan to America the differ
ence between becuimng Hie dominating
force hi tte world's future commerce
and coniiiwicsal and economic assalage
AccoiTding to a Lundou dispatch the
British govt rmuent has accepted the Gsi
Hian ocu,aUon of Kiao Citou in a Chri
tian atdrit.oiily stipulating that thcKaiser
jfliall Keep hie finger out of the K-yptian
pie, vhere th.-re is little protobility that
he evet intended to alick it. But the story
is evldecce of the trend of 'Suropeau more
ineirt toward a coalition agKinbt American
commercial expanskm Iliiglaud and the
"Kaliser wl le able to sink their oth.-r
difference!. ir giound for combination can
Ik- found in opositKn to the growing
trade ower of the Western Hemisphere.
And miK-h a combination lb hkelj to tuUe
iu all the old world witli Ine single ex
ception of Buasia. The lesson to us is
The Madrid Impartial doriares tlatt last
August i'leiuicr Canovas i-et h note to
the A.ouican Government stating timt the
starvation of pacificosaud other atrocities
of Weylei were necessary to Spain's pros-ec-utiou
of the Cuban war, and tliat ihe
mAc hi question has iwt been answered.
Certainly it wa not referred to iu the
riewdetit's message. Tiiis ottkl beem
to be a Aery propei tiling for tlie Senate
Committee c f "Foreign HelatKUis to in
vestigate. If true there is impeakablein
famy involved in it
A sari atory eouie. mm tie frozen
Xorth' A theusandtar-inpKloialikersare
making a ra?rch of despair from Dawaon
City to Dyea Tltt Indian runner who
laitigs the HHeiligenee dec laies that more
ttiau i. qtiarter cf the fugitives wi'.i leae
tlieir hones on the journey. This is another
oonmeitaxv upon the liideou-s wjnsational
iMn which, last summer, ?nt these unfor
tunate adventurers to disaster and death
Marshal Bianco isbowhigbimself wortliy
of the record lie made iu the ten year war.
when he murdered l,ot0 Cubans in ninety
fiays. Hit coinioaiHlei it Cienfuegos 'is
shooting TOmt'ii aitdcluklren for the crime
of leaving tlieir houses to procure food.
Inddeiitaay. lte forlwls oiu c usul to hoist
the American flag on the consulate. But
as it is the same consul as ho. it is al
leged im'ted the Spaniards to search the
AmerKiu steamer Santiago, contraiy to'
oik- treaty rights, pmhaps the latter face
does not much matter.
In the Senate yesterday, the Vice I're-si-dent
laid lief ore tlie lody a petition from
the Deutsher Central Vereiu. askiug to
have tiie Congroskmal Libiury and the
Botaide Gat den opened to the public on
Sundays More Irral organizations ought
to follow that lead. It is a ehame that
these national institutions are hennelic-iily
segued things to nme-tenllis of our people.
Again we u.ut express our symiathy for
aapan. 'Hat government was willing
tliat the Kiao Chou occupation' should !..
coosldeiTd uu fait accompli," provided
the emaeior was satisfied with a hundred
miles o" Chinese leintory. But Great
Britain cry.- he is welcome to f"ur hundred
square mih-s, and ll.e Japanese willingness
"wHl liave to lie amended. Still, even
that isJjetterJhun German ybi FoKien unci
byand by, Formosa .
Thn country also has a claim against
Haiti for abuse of a citien. It i staled
tliat the A diuiHist ration once thought of
sending a warship to Port au Prince to en
force ;t, but .-hangedus mind. Wait I lie e
auiplt: of Geimany fresh in remciabraiice.
perhaps it ma v change iw piind lck again
The StiiJard Oil Company ultimatum to
tlie Jteiciistpg differed from the Kaiser's
ultimatum to tin? Ilaituuih iu that it didn t
take a wiiship to cnfoice compliance.
TIk. Chicago Tuneb-IIerald sayb that
Blanche K. Bruce was the first and only
upgro to sit in the United State. Senate.
The Titnos-Hcraldhisloriau makeB pne think
of Bancroft- he's so different. '
Mr. Hanoi's i:.tea utterance is tanta
inouiil to tlie auiHJunccmeiit tliat Hawaii
will be annexed by a joint reolntfon of
hhiKaeir t ud Tlauna- Bracket c Herd.
PuWtc op:a..n in this eonntrv ou the sub
ject or artutration may tie ifely measured
by the reception accorded to Mis.s Gonue
Xbtxmipared with theeuthiibiasin awakened
bv Itev. Dr. Perrv.
A. Cure for rossinilsm.
(From tlie Chlca;u New.)
ir life i not worth living vou stiould
lake something for your liver.
Mr. Gharlfb G. Bawes, who is slated to
be the next Comptroller or (tirienc. was
at tlwCapIloycbterday. He sent his curd
to Gen. Grosvci.or.and when the Congress
mau went out in the corridor lie and .Mr.
Bd.wcs hud :i long and earnest conference.
Mr. Dawes looked well, and pleasantly de
clined tr sa an j thing about the off ice or
Since the Senator Issued a ukuv against
"hard''driiiksin the Senate restaurant, Uiey
have tun.ti. their attention to water.
Whether It is because or a long uufaaiili.irit y
with the luaiid. or because its conditiou
is not up b the aviage Senatorial palate
iHiiotknown to outsiders, butthdtihewater
t-st has pioved a dead iiiilure was mncte
apparent yesterday. A lull was introduced
in tlie Houseto assKl the -at.'r cut e hpu.itors
in their seir denial, to Llie effect that a new
and complete riUrnti'Ui plant be puichai-ed.
This plant is to supply not lss Ui in 300,000
gallons pure water to the Semite and a
like aiuounl to the House, although it is
behoved some or the Representatives will
never know what to do -with it ir the v ater
Mr. Harlman of Montana, the same who
nude himself temporarily prominent by
advising Inat missionary work he done at
tli j' White House while Grover Cleveland
wa; its occupant lias Lome to tlie rescue
of the dear people of the District of Co
I lunula. He feels Sorry for these pojr
people who have been relieved of the
fights and brawls, the dickers and nudes
in politics which afflict the ambitious
State of Montana, and ho wants the peo
ple of the Iiistrlct of Columbia to have
nn opportunity e mil to that or his native
Western State Therefore he has Intro
duced a bill in the House providing that
witliiii ninety dnjs of its passage a special
clctLoii may bo held bj the citizens of
the District or Columbia to determine
whether the present immiTipal government
shall continue or whether there shall be
est; blishcd iu its place a represent a-ive
form of government. This bill provides
tha'. voters at the special election shill
have lived here at least jne ve.ir; tint
thej have no other voting place, anil that
the Commissioners of the Distrht slnll
appoint two legisttntiou officers in eirh
of the twenly-foiir legislative distrhts,
whose- duty it will be to piopcrly register
all pt'isoiis etdltled to vote. The bill will
probably have a long sleep before its pas
sage it, the House
M.. Amos J. dimming is anxious to have
th memory ol the late Admiral David D.
Porter kept green, and -to assiht lit ihis
laudable erfort he introduced a bill in
thi House yesterdav providing 5d.'00
for a statue or tlie "admiral, to be erected
Beieafter boards of pension examining
surgeons are to have provided for them
ai oiriceina Government building That
is. they will have this luxurj if the bill
int.odi'ced in the House yesterday by Mr.
Hopkins becomes a law.
Gen. Giosvenor told this story yesterday
He did not tell It l any member jf the
press, and he did uot know that it would he
printed wlien he told u , but it Is the fact,
just the same. According to the general
Senator Banna is m an exceedingly bud
way. and subject to heart failure iu a form
that demand atisoluteand imperative ret.
HeiMiovv taking things as easily as possible,
and will sci.jecl himself to no more an
noyance or exercise than possible, tie is
naturallv relive about th Ohio sitiiHtion.
but expects to be re elected vp bout troub'.e.
Whelhei he is or not he will go abroad at
tliecc iiiinandof hiophvMciau.andif elected
to succeed himself Mr. Ihinna will ha.'e a
standing pair for the next year. He .vill
spend at least tliat tm at some quiet place
on tlie continent where he can rest and be
free of business cares and politics.
Mi. Hatina is peipeliiatiug the gigantic
machine he constructed when he lan the
last campaign Then- is little danger of
his closing the headqua iters of the nation d
con mittee, which are now under full head
agitin is this citv. It is the pmpose of the
national committee to cause Uepubhcins
all over the country to remember the a i
Uotial coniiiiitlee and it, chairman. A
recent incident Illustrates this fict
Sptakei Beed, a few weeks ago, sought
a iiositioi foi one of his constituents in
tlie department. it was but a modest
jilace that paid a modest salary. Fc
filed the man's papeis and made a ner
.sotial appeal for his appointment. The
Speaker wa.s sui,-eqneutly assured uiat
the man would Ik- taken care of and le
advised his constituent that he had hopes
the place would Ik- his in a shoit while.
Imagine the ripeakci's surprise jesterday
wl t-i he leceived a letter from his con
stitucnt incloMiig another which wis
written from the headquaiters or the na
tional Republican committee. Ihis vttei
which wassigaed".M. A.H.tnna.Chainn'ta,"
stated that the applicant's papers hfidbeea
examined, and It afforded the chiiruuin
"pleasure" to announce that he would
snot, receive the appointment sought.
What Mi. Beed said is not known, b'lt it
cai well be imagined. Mi. Beed is not
the man to penult this sort of uncalled foi
iuteiicrence, 1 lie re will be a scene some
of tl esc days when the Speakci meets
Mi. Hanna n. the rooms oi the national
committee. Mi Ueed would not precipi
tate a scoue on the floor of the Senate.
He las a loi'g nieinoiy, and Mi.Hainrv
niaj forget the incident, but Mr. Reed
well, Mr. Ueed never foigets an affront.
Lieut. Gov. Haggard, of Indiana, thinks
tlu antl-scaiping bill is loaded, and he
has written a number of letters to hi?
acquaintances in Congress, and particularly
the Republican member of the Indiana
delegation, urging them to have nothing
to do with it- Mr. Haggard says the
thing is loaded and likely to discharge the
wrong way. He declares the Republican
party has too many mortgages out now n
the hands of corporations without going
outof its way to present them with another.
-No one. lie ays, is demanding this bill
but the corporations, and this fact alone,
Mr Haggard says, is sufficient to cause
Republicans to fight shy of it.
Some time ago a Republican of Ken
tucky, who knows First Assistant rost
maste General Heath quilj well, wrote
that official asking for the postmaster
slur at C irroHtou. He urged Mr. neath to
write Seuatoi Deboe ami secure his in
fluence. This Mr. Heath did and the
Senator wrote back indorsing the in in
ai.d asking that lie be appointed. Tlfe
commission was made out and was lbotit
to be forwarded when the Senator w'rjd
that it be held up untilhe returned. Wh-.'ii
he reached here and called at the PjSt-orfie-e
Department theSenatorpIeaded that
he had made o mistake iu the man and
wanted another appointed The martyr
was refeired to tlie Postmaster Gen 'ml
himself and that official yesterday de
tided that the rules of the department
would not permit a commission to be with
drawn unlCbS it could be shown that it
had been secured by fraud or that t!.e
appointee was incompetent, neither of
which case applied to tlie appointee. The
Senator was therefore compelled to be
content with the matter as it stood and
the commission was mailed to the nan
first indorsed joterday afternoon.
Tlie li oportion of It.
(From the Baltimore Herald.)
"Who is that tall, distinguished-looking
man, with the high forehead?"
"That is Senator Banister's secretary."
"And who is the weazened little fellow
he is talking with?"
"Th it's Banister."
THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY.
An informal meeting or tlie State chair
men cv tlfe George Washington Memorlil
Committee w,ab held in one or the pari i-s
or the Ralejgh, last evening, to complete
arrangements for the three days' meet
innr, which begltis this evening. The ob
ject ot tl ese meeting is to plan a sy-.te u
atlc campaign for currying on the weak
or the committee the establishment of n
natlourl university la this city.
Among those present .vere Mrs. Susui
Phelps Gage, of Ithaca, X. Y., secv.iry
of the committee; Mrs. Carter, or Phil i
dolphin; Mrs. Roubling, ar New Jew y
Mrs. CuHtU-'can, and Mrs. Goodloe, of
Louisville; Mrs. Mitllory, of Kroot'yn,
Mrs. Sweet, of Maine; Miss Dally, or Rho le
Island; and Mr. A nUiony.of Massachusetts
The Raleigh has been cliosun as the iiund
quarters or the central committee. This
evening there will be an inT irmal rccep'ioti
in charge of .Mrs. S. P. Gage, or lUiaca.
assisted by the members or the associate
alumnae resident in Washington.
Tonoirow morning at 10 otlcck ,n 'he
banquet h:.ll or the Raleigh there will I e a
business meeting when the alms or the meet
ing will be setfoith and a history of tLe
movement to date will be given. Oiipoi
tunity will be made for a few rem irks
fiom the heads or national organizations
expressive or the sent iments or their or
ganizations. Then will follow the reports
on State oiganbM tions by the Stale ihair
n eu and brief greetings from the delegates.
The afternoon will he devoted to visiting
the site for the university, and tUMer the
escort or the itinerary committee, Hon.
John W. Hojt, chairman, the many insiira
tions or investigation iiidobserv atlon under
Government patronage will be v Isiicd.
The evening will be one of fuither informa
tion and mspiiation in i public meeting
or addresses treating or theGeoige Wash
ington Memoifal and the University of the
On Thursday morning another business
meeting will be held.
In the afternoon Mount Vernon will ba
visited, and in the evening there will be
a bod'il ceremony under the care of Col.
and Mis. H.TH. Adams, from the centrd
committee; Mr andMrs.CharlcsM. Ffotilke,
or the local .committee, and their assist
ants. The George Washington Memorial "Vim
mittee was organized in this city, pril
8, 1807 I'b-affairs are ajmlnistrrod by
an executive board rrom the central " n
inltteo, aided by executive cumtrtittees Jn
each State' and Terntoiy. Its purpi se
is to piomot,c a patriotic Interest in the
bequest ina.de by the -Father or His Coun
try" for the establishment or a natioaal
university, to be known as thcUiiivr-iity
of the United States. Tor the higher 'earii-tug-ait
exclusively post graduate uui 'ei-blty-that
shall complete the Am.Tioan
system or public- education and lead the
world in research and investigation. The
Committee proposes to riise in snail' ton
tributions the sum of S25u,000 for the
erection of an "Administration Building"
for snldiurtveriy thee oner sloneof winch
shall be lii on or near the 100th anni
versary oMiisbequcst hi this behalf.
Mr WellqigtoV. wlto was recently nude
chairman of the cjimmitt.ee on the University
or the United States, ysteidnj introduced
in the Seriate 'a bill to establish nch a
univeisitv. andays he will put it thr. lgh
ir possible. It'js identical villi the bill
intioduei dcly ilr. Kyle during the extra
nhhioii. MY. 2vyle suggested that Mr Wei
hugton introduce it so that it would bear
thenameorthe jhuiripah". "When introduced
t y him Mr Kvlc! was chairman or that com
mittee, bnt hejas since leen made chaii
man or education and labor.
A. M. PAI.MKU'o MAHTIAT. "VVOHS.
Court Hedi ces tlte Alimony to His.
Xevv Yoik, Dec. 13 A motion to punhn
Theatiioal Munager A.M. Palmer, who is
now conducting the touts of Richard
Mansfie'ld, foi contempt, for uot paying
his former wire, Manlene rnlmer, her
rull allowance or alimony, was denied b
Justice Andrew, of the supreme court,
today, and the judge reduced the alimony
from ?2r0 to $100 a month.
The foimer Mrs Palmer, who has ln;eii
living in Switzerland of late, obtained
an alolute divorce from Mr. Palmer
on Decembei IS, lSS. and on his consei.l
the alimotiv was fixed by the cotnt a'v
$3,000 a veai. They had not been
living togett.ei for about nine yMs
before tl e decree of divorce and 'Vide so
separated heroic the decree, PalniT hd
give'-i his wife $25 000. Siue the
decree he has paid her $39,000 and Las
paid alK)tit $3,000 on insurance on ttis
life foi her benefit.
About a year ago- when .Mr. Palmer met
with business reverses, he reduced his
payments of alimony to $100 a month,
and his forrrer wife then took proceedings
to have him adjudged in contempt. He
asked the court to reduce the rate of ill
moiiy. owing to his changed circunistar ps
Mr. Palmer said that during the past
year lie has at times had to borrow from
his brctber. Henry W. Palmer, the nv ney
which he has been sending to hW former
wife. He says that he is getting $150 a
week from the Mansfield management and
that he has no other source of income He
owes ?7.".000. He is informed that his
former wife has saved about $120 000 of
the money he has given her. and that she
is better ofrthai- he is-
The forme' Mrs. Palmer made f 'fidavlt
that sne is living at an expense of $2 000
a yeai- She is sixty-five vears jid. and,
asl'i i& feeble, she requires an attendant.
Mr. "White Introduce, a Bill in the
Senate to Amend It.
An amendment to the eight-hour law is
contemplated in a bill introduced by Mr
"White in the Senate estei day. It amends
section 2 so as to provide that anyofficer
or agent or other employe of the Govern
ment, or contractor or subcontractor, etc .,
who "intentionally violates' any provi
sion of the ?ct shall be deemed guilty of
a misdemeanor, and for each ofrensc, upon
conviction, be fined not to exceed $1,000
or by imprisonment for not more than six
inontiis, or bj both.
The term "public works" is construed
to include anj article or properly in
process oC'inanufacture or construction,
contracted for by or on behalf of the
United States and upon which any pay
meiit or payments may l.e made by the
United Slate -is the work thereon pro
gresses, as well as includes any and all
property, real, personal or mi.xed, the
title or ownership whereor is vested in
the United States; or or which the Unite I
States has exclusive direction or contro'.
Kferiitiil His, Ilend.
(From tlie Yonkers Statesman.)
Bill YaleThat man Williams never lost
his head in a football game jet, did ho.'
Jim Cornell No, 1 think not. He's lost an
ear, pr rt of his nose, eight teetli but I lo
not remember ever hearing of him losing
AII3IY AND XA.TT OltDERS.
Navy orders were issued yesterday ab
Ensign F. B. Sullivan has ben detailed
to the Bachfs.
Lieut. C. Thomas, of the Oregon, has been'
detailed to the Wheeling.
Lieut. F. if. Lafavor. or the Wheeling,
has been detailed to the Independence.
Lieut. R. F. Nicholson has beeu detailed
to the Oregcn-
Assouan Paymaster G.-Brown, jr., has
beeu detailed to the Alert.
Paymaster "L. C. Kerr bus been detailed
I from the Alert to await orders.
EXECUTIVE BILL IN SHAPE.
The legislative, executive and Judicial y
appioprlitiou bill was nqorled to the House
yesterday by Mr. Bingham of Pennsyl
vania, who asked that it I e reterred to tie
Commute of the Whole, which request
was compile" 'vlth. The bill provide for
a laige number of changes, and sots rorth
that the estimate upon which it is I ase 1
aggregate ?22.:i tM.2'.o B1. orwnichamount
there ib roeoriimeiu'ed Ii. tl e bill $21, CO..'
125.tr. The appiopiidthm for the ram.?
pin poses for tie cuireut iptal ear aggre
gate $21,7Ili,r,liti.5U. being $157, 141. 25
more thai' is lecomu-emlcd for the service
foi tlieriK-al j ear IfaOfi. The total amount
recommended in the bill Is 7C0,-C1 le s
than the aggregate estimates submitted.
The whole nuuihei ed salaries specifically
piov ided for in the bill Is 10,(100.
The hill appropriates for the officers,
clerks and other employes in the servlreor
theSenatc in the sum" terms as tho law for
the out i cut je'ar. except that for session
emplojes tlu usual leduutioit is made in
tlieir aggregate compensation, growing out
or the shorter term or employment during
the ens- ling short Motion as e otiipurcd with
the present Jong session.
PiovMoii is recommended for a steno
giaphie eie-ik for the clerk of the House, at
$1,20U per annum. Otherwise tlie bill ap
piopriate Toi theofNcers, clerks and other
emplojes In the service of the House in the
same ti i u.s us the Isiw Tor the cuireut year,
except thai foi session ptnplo.vcs the usual
i eduction Isnuidein their aggregate com
petisation, glowing out of the shorter tern,
or einploynn nt duilng the ensuing hoi t.se
slon a compared w ith the preent long ses
sion. Provision is made Tor an additional as
Mslant secrelarj- iu the executive orrice, at
$2,500, and Tor one clerk of Class 2,
$1.4C0, in lieu of a clerk of Class 1,
$1,800, making a net increase of $2,100.
Three iaUirere, at $ttf0 each, are trans
ferrcd lo the Department or State from
the olfice of the superintendent of the
State, War and Navv building
The oirieeof the Secretary of the Trou
ury and the several divisions therein are re
arranged, as desired bj the Se rotary, and
there are also traiifefered thereto from
other offices or biireatis of the department
14 emplojes, with salaries aggregating
$13 580; a copyitt. at sio, in the loans
divlsmi , is tiiiiltteel, ami there is trans
ferred fiom the Secretarj's office to the
office of the Comptroller ed the Currencj
one eJerk or thiss t , $1,J()0, making an
apparent,. but not real net increase or 12
cmploj'Cbr with salaites aggregating $11,
510. Jn addition, tvvii expert accountants,
at $2,on0 each, are provided for in the
immeellate tdfice oT tire Secretary
Ofrice Aueliior for the War Department
Two clerks or clasi. 1 are tr.msrerred
from tins of rice to the appointment divis
ion or hc Treasurj-. audone clerk or class
1 is transrerreel rrom ttie ornce or the au
eMtor of the Interior Department to this
Orrii- Auihtor tor the Navy Department
-One law clerk at $2,uoU is'omltteet, and
a laborer at $100 i truuferred to the or
rice of Hie Secretary or the Treasury.
Orrice Auditor Tor the Interior Depart
ment Four clerks or class 2 are trans
ferred, respectively, to the of rices of dis
bursing clerks in the Treasury, auditor Tor
the Pestorrice Department. Treasurer, Tind
secret service division, two olerkh oT da:.
1 are lieiisfctied respectively, to the or
fice or the aueliior for tlie War Depart
ment am' the appointment division or the
Treasury, one clerk at $1,000 is trans
Terred to Hie appointment eUvislou oT the
Treasury, six clerkH or class 1 are omitted
entirely, one clerk at $1,000 ami one clerk
at $h0'i additional are provided for, mak
ing as, actual net reduction or four clerks,
OrfKt, Aueiitor for the State and other
Departiiicn'-An additional clerk or Class
i ami two clerk or Class 3, arc provided
Orrice Aueliior for the Postorrice De-partuamt-
A clerk oT Class 2 is irans
ferreei to this ofrieo from the office
of Auditor ol the Interior Department,
and four monev -order avrters, at $840
Orrice of the Treasurer One clerk or
Class 2 istiaiisfcrred to this office fro.n he
office or the audltoi for the Interior Depart
incut, and slxexpeit counters. at $720each,
are tiansreired to the loans division or the
Orfice ol tut Regb-tci One clerk ol Class
2 and one cleik or CI iss l are transfer .vd
to the appointment division.
Ofrice Comptiollei or the Currencj- One
clerk or class 1 is transferred to this office
from the ofrice or the Secretarj- or the
Office Con iiiis&ionerof Internal Reven ia
One head of div Ision, at $2,250 is online 1.
Bureau of Navigation The additional
allowance to thr clerk designated as
deputj comniisbioner is increased fro n
$200 to $400.
Secret Service Division One clerk or
class 2 is t rn nsrerred to this ebv ision from
the offie-e of the Auditor or the Interior
War Department Office or the Secretary-.
Provision e made for a cleik to the Seire
Office cf the Commissary Geiipral V re
duction is made or one clerk or class 1.
Orrice Publication of Records or the Re
bellionThe appropuation for emploj-es in
this oHVe heretofore carried in this bill is
omitted, with a view to providing for Hie
conci eding oT publication or the Records -r
the Rebetli'it' on the sundrj civil appr ipria
State, War and Navy building Three
laborers at $6G0 each are transrerred to
the State Department.
Navy Department The appropriation or
2.500 Tor sei vices or an expert msuh-.
maticiau to supervise the completion of
the tables ol the planets is omitted Tom
the orrice of the Nautlo.il Almanac.
Department or the Interim General Land
Office One clerk of Class I and one e'erk
or Class 3 are omitted.
A depositary, acting for the Counris
sioner as icceivei or public monej-s and
also as confidential secretary, at $2,000,
is provided for.
One assistant messenger and five pa 'leers,
at $720 each, $4,320, are omitted.
Six laloiei.s. at $000 each. $3,flG0, are
Office Commissioner of Railroad An
assistant bookkeeper, at $1,S00, is omitted.
A survej-or-general 0r Alaska, at $2,
000. aulhoii'cd at the last session or
Congress, and a clerk in his orfice, at
$1,800, are provided for. The amount
for clerks in the orrice or the surveyor
general or South DaKot i is reduced irom
$7,000 lo 35.000.
Orrirt- ..f Postmaster General A private
secretary to the Posl master General is given
in Ilea ot a stenographer at $1,800, and a
telepnone operator at $f,;0 is provided for.
Orrice or First Assistant Postmastei Gen
eral The salary of the superintendent if
the monej'-order sj'stem is reduced fron
$3 -.00 to $3,1)00; two. additional superin
tendents or tree dchvtry -at $2,000 each,
an additional clerk of class 1, anil an ad
ditional clerk at $!00 are provided for.
TJOUHS OF LABOR.
Employes, of tlie Government Mnt
'ot Shirk Their Duty.
In the legislative, executive, and Ju
dicial nppioprJaticm bill, jeeorteel yester
day, was u tecommeiiilatioii of more tha-i
usual inteii'st to the clerks and employes
in the difrereut departments iu this city.
It provided a follows-
"That section 5 of tlie act making lp
proprlationt. Tor legislative, executive, and
B can make
s i 1 1 r 1 oiis. cnei
rith scrap pictures, fancy paper,
J. JAlr GOULD, -121 btb.SC
judicial expenses, approved March 3, 18S.5
is hereby umended lo reud as follows
"Hereafter it shall be the duty of the
heads or the several executive demirt
ineiits. in the interest of the public serv
ice to require or all clerks and Other m
ployes, of whatevei grade or class in
tlieir rt-spictive departments not less tium
seven hours ol labor each day, 2"Je'pt
Bunduj'S and days eb-clareil public hoii
du bj' law er executive order Provided.
That the heads or the departments n i ,',
by special order, stating the reason, riirtln r
extend oi limit the hours of any clerk tr
employe iu their departments, respectlviiy,
bnt in case of an extension it shall 1-e
without additional compensation Provid-d
fuither. That rhehendof any elepartm nt
ma'y gram thiity days' annual leave with
pay in anj one year to each clerk or iin
ploye and piovideel further, That whtre
some member of Hie Iminediate family of
a clerk or emplojcv Is afflicted with a joii
t igloti disease and requires the care ,md
attendance of hueli emploj-e, or where bis
or her presence iu the department vvojiel
jeopardize the health of fellow-clerk'., and
iu exceptional and meritorious cases whore
a clerk or employe is personally ill tnd
where to limit the annual leave to tniry
duj'S in one calendar j'ear would work
peculiar fiaidnhip, it maj' be extended, ,n
the discretion of the head ot the depig
ment, with pay, not exceeding thirtj' days
In anj' one case or in anj' one calendar
"This section shall not be construed to
mean that o long as a clerk or emplove
is borne upon the rolls of the department
in excess or tlie time herein provided for
or granted, he ot she, shalt le entitled to
pa during the period of such excc45i-e
absence, but that the pay shall stop .ipoii
the expira'ioa of the granted leave."
SENATi; COMMITTEES RECAST.
Deuioeiittic Members. Sh If teel to Make
Room for Newcomers.
The death of the lute Senators Farris
of Tennessee and George ot Mississippi
anel tlicentrauce into the Senate of Messis.
Tnrlpj ami Money caused a recasting of
committee assignments on tire pan of the
Democrats. Tlie changes were arranged
by the Democratic steering committee .-nd
reported to the Senate and agreed to jes
terdaj . Bj this order there are . hanges
in some of the most important com. ml tees
in tire Senate.
Senator Harris was for long jears a
member of tlie Committee on the DiHrat
of Cohmbia, anil when the Democrats
were In power was its chairman. Hi.
death leaves Senator Faulkner the ri'iW
lug member and should Mr. Faulkner ie
defeited through the Republicans carrv
ing liib State, then the rank will fall to
Mr. Marttn of Virginia. The vaca.i y
caused bv Mr. Harris death is filled by
the selection or Senator Morgan or A.a
baina , v in. has been in the Senate -o long
anel has resided in this city so many years
that he is looked upon practically as a
citizen. No belter selection could have
been made, and the District will find In,
this Senator a warm frienel at all times
The important vacancy on Finance is
filled by the selection of Mr. Daniel, ot
Virginia, one ol the most ardent ot the free
silver men in the Senate. There will be
no loss to the cause nearest the Democratic
heart by the substitution .f this Senator.
Owing to thi assigumcnt. Air. Daniel Inav-s
the Judiciarj' Committee, were ac has
served so well. This left open the .loor
for the advancement of Air Mills, who :s
in every way equipped for tlie positioner
a working member of the Judiciary .'om
iinllee. Mr. Pettus, of Alabama, a man of
long expeiience as a practitioner, is r.,so
assigned to the Judiciary Commute.-. -
Air. Walthall, of Alisstssippi, takes the
place of the late Senator Harris on fnat
important crmniittee, which constrncts
the rules or the senate It is a dffler.mg
trlbute to a man wls has long .er.-'l in
the Senate, and who is one of the most
adroit workers in that body. He will be a
valuable aeldition to this committee.
The other change are as follow
Jones, of Arkansas, from the chairman
ship or tlie Committee on Corporations of
the District of Columbia; apitointed chair
man or the Committee ou Private Laud
Gray, of Delaware, from service on the
Committee on the Potomac River Frout:
made chairman of the Committee ou Addi
tional Accommodations for the Library of
Congress, vice Gorman.
B-rrj'. of Arkansas from service as chair
man of the Committee on the Five Civil
ized Tribes or Indians, and as member of
the Committee on Commerce, made chair
man of the Committee on Woman Surrrage.
Daniel, or irgnua, excused as menuer
or the Committee on Public Building, ami
Grounds, made chairman or the Comimtte
on Corporations m the District or Columbia.
Faulkner, or West Virginia, excused as
member or Pnv ilege anel Elections.
Walthall, or Mississippi excused from
service a memtier of tee Committee on
Waltfall, of Alississippi, excused from
service on Committee on Railroads anil
appointed on Committee ou Public Health
and National Quarantine.
Pettus, of -Vlabati a, excureel from service
on Postofficc Commit ttec.
Tin pie, of Indiana, mane chairman of the
Committee on Potomac River Front.
Pasco, of Florida, made chairman of the
To mittee ou tre Five Civilized Tnl es of
Mont- , of Mississippi, made a member of
Postorfites Public Buildings and Grounds
and Geological Survey.
lurlej, or 'lennessee, made laemlter f
Committees on Public Lanel Claims, Prt -leges
and Elections, Transportation Route
to the Seaboard, Education and Labor and
THE IMJsrhlCT IN CONGRES-,
Meetinir of Hous.e Commute.' iill
Relating to Briglitvvood Ruil.v.iy.
A very brief meeting of the House Dis
trict Commit te vms held ester laymornmg
Chairman Bahcock presided over it. and
eleven of the fifteen members wore present.
Inasmuch us it was the rir-,t meeting this
session, the committee transacted no busi
nessof a public character, not even making
the appointment of the subcommittees-
There are a score or more bills in the
possession of the committee for ibs cou
sidpratlon, and they will probably be
reviewed next Wednetdav-. when the next
meeting will be held- The subcommittees
will bo appointed on that day, and a
elc-rmitc poliev for the work or the com
mittee will be settled upon.
In the Senate yesterelay Air. Gallinger
introdui ed a bill winch sets forth that the
Bright wood Railway Company of theDL
trict ef Columbia shall not be required to
pay any sum or sums in lieu ot tax-s
upon its personal properly, as required
bv- the sec mill section of its charter, and
which may have heretofore accrued or
which shall prior to January 1 , 19oO, ac
crue thereunder, anil from and after that
date si rll only paj' such taxes upon its
personal proj ertj' as maj- be provided by
law with reference to the taxation of the
personal property of said railway or otin r
street railway companies in the District
of Coltitnbi;. belonging to the same taxable
class as thesaielBrightwooel Railway To n
pany A bill for the relief ot the heirs of tlie
late Pore K. Soil, minister from Korea to
America, was Introduced yesterday by
Senator Morgan. It clears up the title to
the propei ty betel bv the late minister and
grants a quit-ciaim deed from the United
States to lot 35, in Burr & Banner's sub
division on Columbia Heights, to Edward
Frazer. consul general of Korea at New
York, in trust for the heirs of Pom K.Soh,
subject to the dower of the latter'svielovv.
(From the Indianapolis Journal.)
"1 guess paw hasn't got much moiwj
this j-ear," said little brother.
" Wh.ar make6 you think so?" askeel
" 'Cause he was telling me that
It wasn't right to impose on Santa Claus
just be cause the old feller was good-na
lOfch, 11th and P Sts. N. W-
Open Evenings Until Christmas.
CAPT. C. W. RIGG.
Our Indiaii tixhibition lias now
entered upon its second week. It
opened with renewed vigor. The
vast array of Indian oddities ofTets
special inducements at this season
able time. They make unique
Xmas presents and are sure to be
appreciated. Third floor.
Gift Things Everywhere.
Dependable goods from basement
to roof. Multitudes of the most
appropriate and elegant of a'l the
new fancies the sorts suitable and
sought after for Holiday Gifts
gathered at such a saving of ex
pense and com missions as to be
less in price than ever. Self-interest
leads careful folks to Wood
ward & Lothrop's because there is
absolutely no risk of paying too
much or getting unworthy goods.
The daily holiday store news is
The six quick and safe elevators
make shopping on the upper floors
Pure Linen Handkerchiefs for
Handkerchiefs intended for gifts
should be all linen; anything else
but linen gets fuzzv and turns ye'
low with a few washings. Liuea is
improved by laundering. We keep
Pute Linen Handkerchiefs and
with us "pure" linen means the
long-fiber kind without a thread of
cotton mixed in. That's the kind,
the 011.3- kind, we sell for linen.
Importing them direct getting
them right from the manufacturers
allows us to put the lowest prices
on them prices which, oftener than
not, are as ow, or lower, tnan you
are usually asked for cottonor union.
It's best to buj' where nothing but
linen is sold for linen, for during
these busy days you won't have
lime to examine and test to see if
you are getting linen for linen. We
never had such a gathering of
Handkerchiefs. The sheerest, cob
webbiest films from France,, the
finest work of Irish looms and
every worthy weave of linen that
takes Handkerchief shape, no mat
ter where it is made.
All linen. 1 etusl itched, hand embrokh-r-e-d
All lineu. Vsl.lace trii.iir.iugs 3S l-2
All linen. leint itched, black em
broidery IS 1 2a
All linen, hemstitched, 1-4, 1-2, 1
audi 1 2-incriheius IS. l-2c
All-linen . hemstitched, colored and UatiJt
print border is l-2c
All linen, hemstitched, sheer. 1-4 and
1-2 inch hems 12 l-?e
All linen. embroidered and heic
AH linen. Val. lace edge, embroki-T-d
AH linen- Wa- k eiubroatery, scalloped -id
AM linen hemstitched, band-etnbroWtred
All linen. hcnistiteNHl, etabrosl'r
All linen. sealloped, embroider
ed . SOcto S3. SO
All linen, sheer, hemstitched, French eiu-b'-oielery.
1 4, 1-2, and 1 nc
All linen, heiMslfccbed, 12 ami 1-snch
A II ihien . neiw-titctaml, 1 -Z Jtd 1-Jweti hem
All-linen. fceHistrteked, 1-2. 1 aad 1 1-:.-inch
A 1! linen, lumistdched, hand-etiiLiuirteerwl
AH lmen. haml-embroidered inUtob. 38c
3 for SLOO
All linen, hemstheaod, 1-2. 1 aad 1 1-2-mcMt.Miis,35e,3for
AH linen, hemstitched, 1-2, 1 and I l--'-inch
All lmen hemstitched, 1-2. 1 aial 1 J-2-iuc
1 hens TSO
AUlit.eii. hemstitched, haad-einbroidfreil
All lmen. tape border
XS l-2c, ISC to 3ie
Silk, hemstitched, plain or in
itialed 25c to S1.50
Jap- fcilk, black SOc to Sl.OO
Jai-Silk, colored. large sue. . ..SOB
All linen, hemstitched, colored pri6
borders IS l-2a
All linen, hemstitched, K-ineh
All lmen, hemstitched, l-i-'nch
hems IS l-2c
Ah linen, embroidered, hem-titoheil ...
Al; linen t einbroiderd, call-ned
edge - 25o
All lineti . hand-cmbroielered, hemstitch
ed rf 25c
All linen 'boys'), colored print borders,
extra size 12 l-2c
First floor- 10th street.
1 WooAvai fl & Lofbrog