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DEBATE A DECISION.
Supreme Court Justices
and the Income
CONCLUSIONS IN DOUBT.
It Is Said the Whole Law May
Be Declared Uncon
RESTS WITH JUSTICE JACKSON.
The Result of the Rehearing, How
ever, Is Extremely Prob
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 18.-The
annual shadbake of the District Fair Asso
ciation proved so much more attractive to
some of the Justices of the Supreme Court
to-day than the consultation-room that the
usual Saturday conference of the Supreme
Court was postponed until next Monday
morning. In consequence of this post
ponement the final conclusion on the
.income-tax cases has been deferred until
The second conference on the question is
made necessary according to ihe best infor
mation obtainable by the fact that the
position of at least one of the members of
the court, believed to be Justice Shiras,
was not definitely and absolutely an
nounced last Saturday. Justices Harlan,
Brown, White and Jackson hat 1 a separate
consultation under circumstances which
made it appear quite certain that Justice
JacKson had taken a position with those
who upheld the constitutionality of the
law, and a* there were known to have been
four members of the court who had cast
their votes in favor of sustaining the law,
tne inference was generally drawn that
with the accession of Justice Jackson a
majority would be found on the affimative
■side when that result should be announced.
The fact that one of the Justices who had
formerly voted for the law asked for fur
ther time to consider the case as presented
at the second hearing has since come to
light, and this, with other circumstances
of a confirmatory character, has led to a
general impression that when the opinion
shall iave been announced it will be found
that the majority of the Justices are on
posed to it in all its details, and that the
law will be declared unconstitutional in
It- i< known that the members of the
court who opposed the law from the be
ginning are hopeful and fairly confident of
this result, bat they will not allow them
: seives .to feel absolutely assured until the
'..linal vote shall be taken prior to going
■ into count .on Monday.
The- Justices opposed to the law also con
s-'.i. r it possible that at this final eonfer
■enoo, :if it shall appear that they are in the
majority, they may secure other accessions.
Such confessions," as a mem
beroftbe court calls it, are said not to be
- ■ Pe.aa supposed.
If ji said that the opinion is now being
prejwnr-'.' on the theory that the opponents
; of t!;< - irtiv will have five votes (that is a ma
j> rit\ i. and in this event the opinion of the
court, it is said, will again be the work
• of <"liief Jastice Fuller.
Thf-re is a possibility that the opinion
■may not. be handed down on Monday next.
The members of the court are themselves
. Of the opinion that it will be, but they say,
in view of a possibility of changes, it is im
.. possible for them to cay positively.
RUSSIA'S OIL INTERESTS
Consul-General Korul Reports
\ . ;. on the Kerosene In
. ■ - . '. dustry.
-.1 Men of the Czar's Domain Hope to
:■'' :"' Soon Control the European
='. / .".-"..•• . ' Market.
';.;;. WASHINGTON. D. C, May 18.-Consul
.'.General Korul of St. Petersburg, under
_-' '=. date of "April 30, has made a report to the
: . State Department upon the kerosene in
.. I dustry of Russia. He says the great
■■[ ' opponent of the American kerosene in
■f_. dustry in the foreign market is the Rus
.^i sian : production, and in order to meet com
: . petition the Russians try to reduce ex
: f -penses everywhere. Owing to the increase
i.'vin prices in the London market oil in
■•! Russia has also advanced. For the two
.; previous years the profits have not been
• : " large, but so far in the year 1895 there is a
•j large trade at. good prices.
. :> : Mr. Korul says, however, that the prices
■:'•; in Russia do not correspond to the in
.; creased prices in .international markets.
r ; t . :.A;C€ording"t6 the report of the Minister of
:::•;" Finance the Russian oil industry comforts
itself with the hope that in the near future
;-- : the American kerosene wells will weaken
O-Uh the delivery of .the usual supply, and
.' ■ that Russia will then control the European
: : ": oil business. .'/;.:.
: v; ;■ During the first months of 1895 the
s ■ United States had to suspend the export
.■■': of kerosene to the Asiatic markets, and ac
; ; : cording to the most trustworthy circula
''■': '■ tions the American wells will not be able
:': in the present state of productiveness to
answer all demands of the European mar
,' kets which they have heretofore been sup
'■:■ ■■; plying, and which will . then be supplied
' • with Russian kerosene. Attempts have
. ' been made to agree upon a division; of the
international markets, and during the last
■■■ few days such an agreement has been ef
fected and presented to the Minister of Fi
■;; nance for confirmation.
'.':'.; A note received by the State Department
7-,' C. at Washington' states that ' the announce
."• ment will be made by cable that the Rus
'■■■'l sian Minister of Finance has refused his
.■••: Assent. V '" ■:
"■■:■■' : '- '"■"- ■' '■', I '.-'.:''• - i -*—
Funeral of Admiral Almy.
WASHINGTON, P. C, May 18.-Funeral
services were held to-day over the remains
of Kea?--Adnvira] Almy, who died Thurs
day. The Key. Dr. McKim conducted the
rcereyiontes, and the interment was in the
Congressional Cemetery. The pallbearers
;:wej-e; Admirals Hughes, Upshire, Jovett
vand Roe, Generals Vincent and Drum,
■Pay Director Caswell. Judire Hagner and
Charles A. Bort. The body-bearers were
sailors and marines. The Loyal Lepion
and th€ Association of California Forty
niners attended the services In a body.
: •. ■■■"."■■ •" ' ■ J- «.
.■■;!•;'; '■.'. . •' . at tireytown.
'•• D. C, May 18.— The
' i Secretary of the Navy ha.s received a dis
;■ Captain Davis, announcing the
arrival of the Montgomery with the Nica
raguan commission at Greytown.
DR UIfKEXXESS HIS FA VLT.
Paymaster. Smith .Will Probably Lose
His Job in the Xavy.
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 18.— The
findings in the court-martial of Paymaster
Henry. R. Smith of the navy have been
laid before the President by Secretary Her
bert. The charge against Smith, who is
paymaster on the Concord, now on the
Asiatic station, was drunkenness and was
preferred by Commander Folger ot the
Concord. The fact that the case has been
taken to the President means that the
court recommended dismissal.
Smith entered the navy in 1878. About
nine years ago, while on board the Essex
he left the ship and disappeared in New
York. He could not be found for many
days, when he turned up again and said
jhe had been drugged. About a year ago
he was court-martialed for drunkenness
and sentenced to confinement in the ship
for three months.
The Kerthner Court- Martial.
WASHINGTON. D. C, May 18.— The
record of the naval court-martial in the
case of Medical Director Kershner, which
was just wound up at New York, was
brought to the Navy Department by the
Judge Advocate of the court. Lieutenant
Lauchemier. It has been placed in the
hands of the Judee Advocate-General of
the navy, who is now carefully examining
it with a view to ascertaining its regularity
and when this examination is completed it
will be turned over to the Secretary of the
Navy for his approval.
Sick Folk at Washington.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 18.— General
Cogswell did not pass a comfortable night.
To-day his condition gives no evidence of
improving and his friends fear the end is
near. Secretary Gresham is better. Repre
sentative Hitt is somewhat better. Miss
Dodge (Gail Hamilton) is much worse to
day. Her condition is regarded as very
critical and made more serious in view of
advanced age. She has been sinking stead
ily for some hours.
Plans for Battle-Ships.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 18.—Secre
tary Herbert has been in consultation with
the Naval Construction Board almost all
day discussing the questions relating to the
battle-ships authorized by the last Con
gress. No conclusions were arrived at as
to what plans will be adopted for the
Shortage in the Coffee Crop,
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 18.— The
coffee crop of South and Central America
this year will be about 10 per cent short of
the crop of last year, according to the
statistics received here.
BRAY NOW HAS CLAIMS
With Waller He Was Harshly
Treated by the French
Their Lands Taken, Rubber Trees
Cut and Other Acts of
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 18.— It is
probable now that in addition to the case
of ex-Consul Waller, Mr. Eustis, our Min
ister to France, will be called upon to press
on the attention of the French Government
the claims of Paul Bray, the nephew of
Mr. Waller, who was forcibly deported
from Madagascar. Bray has written from
Paris to Langston, his attorney in Wash
ington, a statement of his case, which has
been laid by the latter before the State De
Bray was interested with Waller in the
valuable concession of lands obtained from
the Hova Government. This concession
was formally recorded in the Hova Gov
ernment offices, and a copy was registered
at the American consulate at Tamatave.
The American Consul had already fur
nished the State Department official records
in the case. The French Minister Resident
in Madagascar insisted that Mr. Waller
should submit his concession to him for
approval and registration. Mr. Waller
refused to do this, apprehending that the
French officials would promptly reject his
concession and deny him justice.
He claimed that the French protector
ate, being confined by treaty to jurisdic
tion over foreign relations only, could not
be held to give the French officials the
right to pass on the validity of his conces
sion. According to Mr. Bray : s statement,
matters were in this condition when he
and Waller projected a trip from Tamatave
to the Conchion, where the French were
mating depredations on their valuable
rubber trees. As soon as the French be
came aware of this movement they
promptly arrested both men and tried
them on charges of aiding the Hovas and
writing seditious letters to them.
FROM DELEGATE TO NUNCIO
Probable Promotion of Mgr.
Satolli to the Post at
In That Way His Chances for the
Cardlnalafe Will Be In
WASHINGTON. D. C, May 18.— Bishop
Montesdoco of Mexico, in the diocese of
San Luis Potosi, who has been visiting
Monsignor Satolli, has departed for Rome.
It is stated that Cardinal Gibbons' visit to
Rome will have no significance on any of
the pending ecclesiastical questions, al
though it is expected that he will discuss
with the Pope the entire range cf church
affairs as developed since the Cardinal's
last visit ten years ago.
Monsignor Satolli will remain in Wash
ington through the summer, though he
has made several engagements to attend
The speculation concerning Satolli's
elevation to the Cardinalate has brought
out the fact that it is an invariable rule of
the Vatican not to advance a delegate to a
Cardinalate. The offices may be tilled by
a Nuncio, and this fact has been a basis of
reports that Mgr. Satolli would be made
Nuncio at Lisbon. There has been no inti
mation, direct or indirect from the Vati
can, that this would be done, and there is
less reason for the promotion to Lisbon
than to other posts, as the present Nuncio
there has several years to serve, and is
himself likely to be advanced to a Car
Condition of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 18.-TO
-day's statement of the condition of the
treasury shows: Available cash balance,
$182,469,859; gold reserve, $97,150,440.
English clerpy adopted silk gowns for
church use in 1534.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1895.
Esf''^irs3 fepi^wSs&KM Hi^£^*si«k" " V'BMypßfeM fiKK^fflr
NEW TO-D AT— CIf OTHING. njv^ nri
THE FIGURES ON THE SIDE MAY STRIKE YOU AS
BEING AWFULLY LARGE, STRIKINGLY LARGE, BUT
THEY ARE NOT NEARLY AS BIG AS THE VALUES THEY
REPRESENT, AND THIS COMES FROM A HOUSE THAT
HAS YOUR CONFIDENCE, NOT FROM SOflE OF THOSE
WHO SPRING UP OVER NIGHT AND WHO PLACE NO
VALUE UPON THEIR PRINTED STATEMENTS TO THE
PUBLIC, BUT INSULT THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE PUB-
LIC BY UTTERING IMPOSSIBILITIES.
TO-DAY CONCERNS THE MEN FOLKS.
We have taken a whole range of Suits, numbering, per-
haps 2000 — we didn't count 'em, but they will foot up that
amount or over.
Now these Suits are made right in our own tailor shops ;
they're full of style, as we employ only skilled labor— -the
best cutters that money can hire — and use only the best
trimmings, so on the score of style, fit and workmanship ■
you can rest easy.
As to fabrics, they consist largely of Cheviots, Vicunas,
Thibets and 1 weeds, in grayish mixtures, in blues and blacks
If we were like other stores we would say that these are ;
all $20 values, but we're not; we tell you the truth; we *
find it profitable to do business on a truthful basis. We tell <
you, and we back it up with facts, that these are $15 Suits <
and worth every dollar of it.
Monday, and as long as the Suits hold out, your pick for <
Now do you understand why the figures on the side are
so large? But they're not nearly as large as the values.
MORE SUITS THAN YOU'LL FIND IN ANY OTHER STORE
IN SAN FRANCISCO, AND YOUR PICK FROM THREE OF
THE VERY LATEST CUT GARMENTS :
THE SINGLE-BREASTED THREE-BUTTON CUTAWAY
SACK, THE DOUBLE-BREASTED SACK AND OUR
NEW CUTAWAY, THE "BREVOORT," which is con-
sidered by connoisseurs of hi;h-class tailoring to be one of
the swellest garments ever turned out by tailor.
These are the class of goods we invite you to inspect
and purchase, if you will, all next week at
They're not in our windows as they're made up of small
lines, lines which we have sold at $15, but we have only five
or six of an individual style left and we're closing 'em out
now, right in the heyday of the' season, when you're buy-
ing Spring clothes.
Making money on 'em ? Oh, no ! We're not looking
for money making this season ; we're looking for more cus-
tomers, and when trade revives we expect to make money,
and you'll help us, won't you, because we're treating you so
Our corps of tailors stand ready to make any alterations
that are necessary to perfect fit of any of these suits.
9, 11,13 and 15 Kearny Street.
2 BUILDINGS— B FLOORS,
130 EMPLOYES TO SERVE YOU.