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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 1894.
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WASHINGTON, D. C, MAY 16, 1831.
The Weather To day.
District of Columbia, Maryland, and Vir
ginia, increasing cloudiness; slightly warmer;
outh to cast winds.
Mn. Wilson's bill was rendered for rent.
Brazil and Portugal should each choose
i bull and let the animals fight it out in true
It appears that Richard CroLor sent bis
messageof retirement to Tammany on a
Broadway cable car.
The Commissioners might decide on Wash
ngtoaclub baseball bat3as fenders. They
ould surely ne cr bit anything.
SEV. MB. JONES' CEEED KILTING.
The Roy. Jenkin Lloyd Jones, of Chicago,
bo tho dispatches say, will breaV away, to
gether with his congregation, from eenthe
trammels of TJnitariani-ra, pay back what his
present church owes to the general Unitarian
body, and esubli-h a church for freer thought,
wboo creed, as far as announced, seems to
be reading-rooms, bath-rooms, and gymnas
iums. In other words, Chicago is to have
something of a fac simile to the People's Pal
ace in the East End of London.
This moemcnt will bavo strong orthodox
critics. The will say that the spiritual and
phjsical sides shoulfln't be mixed up in the
s ime building; that somo definite creed is
still needed to strengthened good impulses,
and that any YouDg Men's Christian Associa
tion attachment should be well differentiated
from the main body of the church.
It may be tho truth that Mr. Jones and the
ultra-orthodox are both working toward the
sam end. The splendid influence of the Y.
M. C. A. on the youth of the country has vin
dicated all old objections to such aids to
ChritHn manliness. Now Mr. Jones i3 about
to gi e the -same opportunity to thoe who
cannot conscientiously affiliate with tho re
ligious opinions held by the great body of the
Y. M. C. A., and who want their church to be
at once tho aid to their moral as well as to
their intellectual and physical selves.
PASS THE TARIFF BILL.
Tl ere is no excuse left to the Republican
Senators for continued obstruction to the
tariff bill. Their own declarations, if noth
ing else, would prevent their taking such a
course. If the bill is so protectionist in its
make-up that Senators Aldrich and Allison and
other condemn it as being a complete back
down. the ought to rest satisfied with their
victory and allow the countrv to settle down
into quiet prosperity by an early adoption of
the Jones schedules.
The Democrats are satisfied with the bill.
If the Republicans are, what is there to delay
about' If Republican discussion of each and
eery paragraph of the bill after such a pro
fession of acquiescence is not filibustering,
it would be interesting to know just what it
is. It certainly needs a name, as Senator
Rut it looks as if the Republican pretenses
of having converted the Democracy to pro
tection were shams. It is all very well as
campaign ammunition, but it will avail little
tl-e. The bill makes heavy reductions. Not
as radical as had been hoped. Not as radical
a- it ought to, to be a tariff reform measure
in the truest sense of tho word. But it is a
partial redemption of tho pledges made to
the people, and to delay the passago of the
lill by lurthcr talk will not avail the Republi
One thing is certain. If the bill dies it will
I ot b3 killed outright in tho Democratic
r-tm. but it will be stifled by a process of
s hyxiatlon callea "discussion ' which will
u it ix" so hard to detect as Republican leaders
Hunk it will.
How do you like Senator Lodge as a retallator?
1111 "yo has descended to the boiler-plate
l'ny u,i, Jlr Breckinridge, if you are penitent
Si io rival ass will without fall profanely
allude io tho destruction of Talmage's church as
a istation of Providence.
I as' year 40 COO patents were applied for in the
I nited Ma'es and yet the great problems of
the ace the key-hole that can't be missed by
Jones when ho comes homo lato and the auto
matic clock that will register tho time of his
entry for Krs. Jones are still unsolved.
A Nebraska farmer claims to have mado an
excellent grade of maplo sugar from sap drawn
from box alder trees, but we prefer to stick to
the common glucoso variety.
A certain English lord visiting this country Is
quoted in the press dispatches as admiring our
Institutions. IIo particularly wishes his coun
try would pattern after our Senate. And yet
even tho benate has its disadvantages some
Mark Twain asserts that all modern jokes are
dcriTed from thirty-five original Jokes, which
were originated In the days of Socrates, feoveral
of the originals, a little frayed, are still Coating
around, and Mark has coined many ducats from
them. He has also said things that we were
supposed to laugh at which 'nould never have
been allowed in the company of the charter
The New York Sun has taken down its banner
It Is still true, though, if you see It in the Sun,
Xirovided you see it In the way the Sun docs
Is man superior to other animal3 or not1
Teraale frogs have no voice Only the males can
Mr Coxey, don't let your men get to fighting
duels out ut Bladensburg.
The tax on sugar will ralso Its price, but our
best girls will not charge ls any more.
The present financial and industrial distress
maj possibly bo accredttod to overproduction
of wind bj tho United States Senate.
The stories say that Coxey sleeps in the same
lied that Gen ashlngton once occupied. Prob
ably the sheets ma) have been changed, al
ILo.itli Bladensburg Is a slow town.
Colored Democrats Meet.
Tho Negro Democratic Congressional Club.
hich was organized on tho 8th Instant, held
o t large and enthusiastic meeting Monday
aiql.t at 2112 1 street northwest. Every stato
yx the Union was well represented. The club
; 111 v tet again Saturday, the 2Gth Instant, at
.112 I street northwest, at which time all
committees will bo completed.
To Increase .Mexican W or Pensions.
The House Committee on Pensions voted
yesterday to report to the House a bill ln
ijeri ismg the rates of all pensioners of the
.u .i 'i-au war and Indian wars from S3 to 812
CLOAK ROOM AND GALLERY.
Several Republican Senators who "wore
questioned yesterday declared in plain terms
that they did not think their party intended
to do anything moro In opposing the bill
than to secure a dobate on each and every
paragraph. If this is called obstruction, then
the Republicans are obstructionists.
The Democrats say that this is another way
of saving that the Republicans intend to talk
tho bill to death, and that death by asphyxia
tion, puro and simple, 13 as bad a3 any at
tempt at systematic filibustering under the
One of the Democrats in the House who
voted agaiust the Wilson bill and who was
bitterly opposed to the income tax in particu
lar said yesterday that he thought there was
no doubt now that tho income tax would be
come tho law of the land. He also believed
that tho nouso would feel obliged to accent
very promptly almost any bill the Henato
chose to pass, and that Democrats who were
still dissatisfied would not care to go before
the country in the Tall campaign with this
tariff reform pledge unfulfilled.
Bourko Cockran has the reputation of
working his clerk's harder than almost any
member of Congress. Ho usually keeps his
Btenograper busy all day taking notes and
all night in running them off on the type
writer. When ho dictates he looses himself entirely
in his thoughts, and ery often walks through
three rooms as he talks, letting his stenog
rapher follow him around if he care9 to, or
else catch his remarks as best he can.
Onco Cockran kept a stenographer up till
after 5 o'clock in tho morning in taking notes
and running them off, and that was af'er
almost continuous work for two preceding
days. He is simply a tremendous worker
when he once begins, and has that power of
concentration which leads to distinction in
almost any lino of work.
Senator Mills is about the only Senator who
has the habit of talking to himself. When
pondering on tariff paragraphs, or stirred up
o er anything, he makes a running speech to
himself, in something between r whisper and
an undertone, which may be intelligible, to
thoso who know him well, but is not to
Very few peoplo who glanced casually at
Senator Camden, of West Mrginia, would
suppose for an instant that ho wa3 one of the
shrewdest business men in the United States
Senate. But ho is, and tho possession of sev
eral millions is perhaps the best proof of that
Camdoawas a West Point cadet for two
years. Is a lawyer b profession, but had the
keenness to get into the petroleum industry
in its earlier dnjs, and thus became a partici
pator in standard oil interests. He Is also a
largo holder of West Virginia land3 and rail
Chairman Wilson, of tho Ways and Means
Committee of the House, appeared on the
floor of the chamber Just before 3 o'clock jes
terday and was greeted by a round of ap
plause by his colleagues in the chamber.
Tor a few minutes tho crowd around the
distinguished tariff reformer was so great
that order was with difficulty maintained.
During the course of the afternoon all the
leading members on both sides of the House
extended their personal congratulations to
Mr. 'Wilson on his regained health.
It was rather a surprise to learn the other
day that a leading member of Congress,
whose name is well known throughout the
country, has never been in New York cit.
ne has gotten as far as Philadelphia, but as
ho puts it, he never, had any business in Now
York, and so did not go there.
Some of the New England members, how
ever, hold the prize for home staying. There
is one member of that delegation who has
never even been in v, irglnia, although he ha3
been in Congress several terms.
MR. ALLEN'S LARGE ORDER.
He Wonts a Large .Mass of Statistics from
the Secretarj of the Treasury.
At the opening of tho session of the Senate
yesterdaj Mr. Allen introduced and asked for
the immediate consideration of a resolution
calling upon the Secretary of the Treasury
for information aa to the total number of per
sons engaged in protective industries, the
number of persons whose wages are claimed
to be affected by protection, the number
whose wages are not affected, also the pro
portion of the population of the United States
dependent upon the foreign market for the
sale of their products, also the number of
persons engaged in protected industries who
arenathe citizens, the number naturalized
and the number alien, also tho proportion of
native or naturalized citizens who are being
displaced by aliens.
Mr. Chandler asked that the resolution go
over uutil to-day, suggesting that it was a
pretty large volume of statistics to call for.
The Indian Territory Problem.
Ex-Senator H. L. Dawes, of tho Dawes In
dian Commission, charged with the responsi
bility of arranging for the settlement of the
question connected with the five civilized
tribes, wa3 at the Capitol for a few hours yes
terday, having recently arrived from Indian
Territory. He said that the commission was
beginning to feel that it was making progress,
but that the work until recently had been
very slow owing to the fact that the head
men among the Indians were not disposed
towards any changes ofiprcsent conditions.
Chief of the Big DiMsion.
Mr. Leland 0. Howard has been appointed
entomologist of the Department of Agricul
ture to succeed Prof. C. V. Riley, who re
cently voluntarily tendered his resignation.
Mr. Howard has been Mr. Riley's first assist
ant for fourteen years, and has achieved an
excellent reputation in hi3 scientific specialty,
ne is a Corne'l graduate and president of
tho International Association of Economic
Hoke Smith Entertains.
Secretary Hoke Smith gavo a reception last
night in honor of C. A. Collier, president, and
the other officers of tho Cotton States and
International Exposition of Atlanta, Ga.
Among tho notable people present were: Vice
President Stevenson, the becretary of War,
several members of tho diplomatio corps, H.
E. W. Palmer, director general of the exposi
tion; Gen. J. R Lowis, secretary; ex-Go-ernor
Bullock, J. J. Spaulding, counsel;
Mayor Goodwin, of Atlanta, and represent
atives of the exposition from every stato from
Virginia to Texas, and .i largo number of
Senators and Representatives.
Catholic Club Dance.
The National Rifles armory was brilliantly
illuminated lost night on the occasion of a
reception given by the Young Men's Chris
tian club of Gonzaga college. Over two
hundred friends of the club were present and
lingered until a lato hour, tripping the light
At the District Buildings.
The Commissioners will to-morrow take nnder
consideration tho merits of several proposed
street car fenders.
Tho building inspector has notified the super
intendent of construction of tho Corcoran Art
dallery building that the exterior and interior
walls of that structure must be connected with
Tho Commissioners havo requested the advice
of the district attorney as to whether the Dis
trict or tho Chesupeako and Ohio Canal Com
pany shall repair tho 6tone wall along tho canal
road from tho Aqueduct bridge to the Chain
Building and repair permits wore issued yes
terday as follows Lewis Brown, to build four
houses on lots 11 to 15, block 1C, center Ecklns
ton, tocost 8S,O0O:jlrs Huber, to repair No. ts
East Capitol street; T. r. ihedd, to improve No
901 R street northwest; C. E. W orthington, to
repair Nos. 015 to 919 1 ourth street southeast; .r
S. Dillor, to build No. 1413 Moughton street
northwest, to cost $7,000.
Applications for liquor license were yesterday
disposed of by the excise board us follows:
Granted Charles T. Shelton, Sui Third street
southeast; illiam T. all, law beventn street
northwest; L 1. Kplnner, GS1 Pennsylvania ave
nue southeast; Thomas O Dnseoll, 212 T street
southwest; Michael J. Farrington, 1001 Third
street northeast; Ellen McDonald, G34 Second
street southwest; John oegler, -SOT Q street
northwest; Henry Meckel, C2 L street northwest;
Joseph P. McDonnell, 53T New Jersey avenue
northwest Rejected Charles W. Callaghan,
1101 C street northeast; Luke J. Kearney, 1160
Fifteenth o'roet northwest: James T. Snow, 61"
lour-and-a-half street southvM4.
ASKING AID FOR ATLANTA.
Government Assistanco sought for tho
Coming Cotton Exposition.
The Houso Committee on Appropriations
had a hearing yesterday on Representative
CIvingston's bill, making an appropriation
for a government oxhlbit at tho proposed Cot
ton States and International Exposition at
Atlanta in 1895. Among the large number
present were Senators Gordon and Walsh,
Speaker Crisp, nnd other members of the
Georgia delegation; O. A. Collier, president
ot tho exposition company; S. M. Inman, ex
GovcrnorR. B. Bullock, Mayor Goodwin.
Clark Howell, S. D. Woodson, president of
the Atlanta chamber of commerce; Judge
Tompkins, and se eral other gentlemen, all
Clark Jlowcll, of the Atlanta Constitution,
stated tho object of the delegation's isit to
Washington, and said they represented every
business organization in tho south. Mr. C. A.
Collier detailed the expectations of tho expo
sition company. Incidentally, lie remarked
that tho proposed construction of tho Nica
raguan canal was endorsed in his section of
tho country. An appropriation of SM0.00O
was asked, 200,000 for the building and
$300,000 for tho exhibit and contingent ex
penses. Remarks were also made by the following
gentlemen: J. W. Labouisse, president of the
Now Orleans cottou exchango; S. M. Inman,
of Atlanta, nnd G. G. Jordan, of Oolurabus,
Ga. rolloing these gentlemen Mr. Howell
introduced Bishops Gaines, of Otorgia;
Grant, of Texas, and Washington, of Ala
bama, who were present on behalf of the col
ored race, to add their olees in support of the
reqaest made by tho exposition company.
NAVAL APPROPRIATIONS ENDED.
House Now Takes Up tiie Agricultural De
partment Dills for Action.
In the absence of the Speaker Mr. Dock
erty performed the duties of Speaker protem.
The naval appropriation bill was taken up
after the calling of committees for reports,
and its consideration was completed early in
tLo afternoon and tho bill passed. The
amendment offered bv tho chairman of tho
committee last Saturday requiring all naval
cadets appointed D tne becretary oi tue avy
to be actual residents of the districts from
whieh they were appointed to represent was
Turther amendments totho paragraph were
adopted permitting members of Congress nnd
delegates whoso districts aro represented at tho
Naval Academy bj non-residents to nominate
cadets from their districts, and appropriating
S5.J.03 for the additional cadets thus author
ized. Considerable discussion followed tho read
ing of the paragraphs relative to armor plates
and increase of the navy, but no alteration
was made in the bill in these respects.
The agricultural appropriation bill was
taken up and discussed without final action
FAUST LAST NIGHT.
Gounod's Great Work Interpreted By tho
Hinrich's Singers and .Musicians.
Tho production of "Faust" by the Hinrich's
company last night was, aside from the or
chestration und tho work of two of the prin
cipals, not equal to tho high standard it has
set for itseir. The marvelous orchestral
music was spiritedly and intelligently ren
dered under Director Hinrich's leadership,
and tho subtle, passionate sweetness of the
love storj between Faust and Margarite in
tho third act wn3 beautlfull told in song by
Miehekna and Miss Canterco. In that most
beautiful duett in tue hist scene they won the
enthusiastic admiration of the audience,
which had until then been rather cold.
Michelena is the third of tho fhe tenors of
the company. Marie von Canterco in her
singing of Margarita was equal to the po3
sionato dramatic fervor and tho tender sweet
ness that aro both required She has made a
most favorable impression. Ludovico Viviani
was a somewhat disappointing Mephis
topheles. To-night ngaln will be sung tho "Carmen"
which tho company gae so perfectly la3t
week, Tuillo agj.n appearing.
EXCEEDING CHARTER POYJERS.
Iljattsillc Commissioners in Hot Water
About u Recent Ordinance.
The nyattsille commissioners havo passed
an ordinance, evidently directed at the Coxey
men, declaring it to be unlawful "to make
any speeches or participate in any procession
upon any of tho streets, alleys or public places
without a permit" from the commissioners,
under a jienaltj of not lcs than $23.
The only apparent trouble with this ordi
nance, it is claimed by somo. i3 that the char
ter of tho town does not give tho commis
sioners power to pas3 it. The critics of tho
ordinance say that the commissioners might
pass an ordinance for tho "preservation of
peace and order," but not one prescribing a
license for a procession.
It i3 also claimed that the ordinance passed
by the board directed against persons who
havo no vi-iblo mean3 of support is quite in
excess of tho town's charter powers
The Secretary of tho Treasury has awarded
to the Overland Freight and Transportation
CoTipany of ban Fran isco tho contract for the
cartage of dutiable merchandise from San i ran
cisco. The contract, vhich Is so much per pleee,
probably will amount to between JTOOO and
1100,000 per annum.
Tell from a Hicjclc.
George W. King, aged 17, was thrown from n
bicycle at F and Thirteenth streets northwest
yesterday evening and badly hurt Ho was
taken to his home at No. 13.24 Eighth street north
Cable Car Casualty.
James Cowan, aged C9, fell from a Seventh
street cable car, near Maryland avenue south
west, and disloeated his right hip IIo was car
ried to provldenco hospitaL
Strike News By Telegraph.
Rcssfllyiixe, Ky , May 15 Fifteen hundred
miners employed in the coal fields of Ohio and
Muhlenberg counties are ldlo to-day.
Baltimore, May 15 Beyond an increase In the
Consolidation Coal Com panye force of 100 men
to-day the situa'iou in tho mining regions of
Western Meryland is practically unchanged.
Bakdocrville. Ky , May 15 It 13 an assured
fact that the miners at Jellico and Mingo will
return to work this week, and when this start Is
made it is only a question of time when all the
men in district No 15 will go back.
atehtown, N Y , May 15 strike occurred
among the hod-carriers and laborers oa tho new
Catholic Orphan Asylum, this eity, to-day be
cause one-third of their wages wa3 deducted
from their pay to apply as a donation to the
McKEEsrOitT, Pa., May 15 The strike In the
national tubeTorfcs has reached as great pro
portions as that whkh was declared in the same
manufacturing plant in l&SS The employes at
tho national rolling mills, hich aro controlled
by the National lubo Works Company, have
Joined hands vith the strikers.
Brazil, Ind.'May 15 The operators in tho
Block coal nelj3 do not propose to be governed
by the action of the Clo eland convention. sai&
a prominent operator to-day. "The block eoal
operators are prepared to loek up their mines
for two years if necessary, and we really believe
such a step will be uoees-ary "
Scottdale, Pa., May 15 Largo gains have
been made by the operators since baturdsy in
tho effort to break tho striko Tho alley and
Hill rarin plants are running full to-da More
wood has a largo increase of force The United
No 1 plant Is tho oy plant not working that
does not hare increased lorces.
BALTOioac, May 15 The strike situation in
the Cumberland regloa remains unchanged. No
uttompt Of any propositions have been made to
prevent miners who wish to go to work f ron
doinc so. A f atile attempt was, however, mado
atLckhart mine thi3 morning by tho striKers,
but the presence of deputy sheriffs put a quietus
on their movement
Philadelphia, Mavl5 The coal situation In
Pennsylvania is absolutely unchanged. The
minors are awaiting tho outcome of the confer
ence between tho operators and the representa
tives of tho United Mine Workers of America,
which began at Cleveland to-day 1 ho operators
lu this region are simply forced to submit to the
pleasure of the strikers, while their business is
being taken from them by their competitors in
Maryland and Virginia.
Chicago, May 1" Tho executive committee or
tho Farmers' National Congress has arranged tho
programme for the annual comentiouof the
congress which will bo held at Parkorsburg, W.
v a., in November next Tho congress 13 a dele
gated body composed of ono member from each
congressional district. In tho country appointed
by tho vario J3 Governers of the sfates and of
tho presidents of stato agricultural societies
Trenton, N J , May 15 United States Senator
Smith came to Trenton to-dav and met a com
mittee of the striking potters, which reiterated
to him their grievances against their employers,
whom they charged with having cut their wages
out of proportion to the proposed reduction on
notterv in the ilson bilL The delegation in
tended to go to Washington, but Senator Smith
will now seek a conference with a committee of
the manufacturers and do what he can to bring
about a compromise.
DEMOCRATS HAVE PLANS.
If Republicans Dally Too Long They Will
Ilac Longer Sessions.
W hat course the Democrats will pursue in the
light of the indefinite result of the caucus may
be developed during tho day and certainly will
be soon. The leaders were unprepared to talk
for publication on tho question when the Senate
convened, but they held numerous earnest con
versations among themselves, In which they dis
cussed the wisdom of changing the nresent hour
of meeting to 10 o'clock and of allowing the ses
sions to run on iudefinltoly into the evening
1 hey admit that they are contemplating tho test
of physical cudnranee usual in such cases as tais
by prolong'ug the sessions far into or through tLe
night, but they hesitate at this extreme course
They nre nlso somewhat doubtful about the ad
visability of nn attempt to prolong the hours, be
cause they feid confident that such an effort will
bring on retaliatory measures from the obstruc
tive faction en tho Republican side and Intro
duct an era of quorum calls, motions to adjourn,
and calls for tie reading of long papers, from
which they havo been comparatively free re
cently. They will take tho chances on bringing about
this condition ot affairs, howmer, and It is only a
question of time when Senator Harris will renew
his resolutions for 10 o'clock sessions, unless he
receives moro positive assurance of dispatch of
business from the Republican side ot the
chamber than he has yet bad.
benator Jones before conferring k 1th his col
leagues on tho situation said it looked to
him as if contiuuous sessions would have to bo
resorted to very soon, as he was convinced that
they olfered tho only solution of the problem
benator Harris said yesterday afternoon that
as more rapid progress has been mado on the
taritf bill than an) other previous day since the
schedules had beon taken up, be would not press
his resolution for earlier sessions "I do not,"
he said, "want to throw a firebrand into an im-p-oved
condition of aitairs, and as long as the
bill moves along satisfactorily I am willing to let
the matter atardasitis. e are, however, on
the lookout, and if the occasion arises v e will
tot hesitate to prrlong the hours."
1 here is talk of another Democratic caucus
to discuss ways and means of pushing the bill
along, aud to try to solidify the Democratic side
of tho chamber. The talK has not so far ma
terialized into an official rail and could not in
the absence of f-enator Corman, chairman of the
caucus, but Democratic Senators express the
opinion that a caucus will be held within a few
PUBLIC REVENUE RECEIPTS.
Estimates of Goernmcnt Income Under
the Compromise Tariff Bill.
Senator Voorhees, chairman of tho Finance
Committee, yesterday submitted to the Senate
the Treasury estimate of the duties wmch will
be derived under the rates proposed by the
latest Senate revision of the tariff bill, as
compared with the rates undor the McKinley
law and thoso under tLo Houso bill, basing
estimates upon tLo importations for last year.
Tho estimate shows that if the pending bill
becomes n law !,853,3o3 will be colloctod in
duty on chemicals, drugs, etc., a3 against
S3.09G,31C under tie Houso bill and 50,234,
CC9 under the McKinley law. On earths, earth
enware, and glassware: Senate bill, 8,832,094;
House bill, 68,078,223, McKinley law, 612,
1S2.C37. Mctateaud manufactures of. Senate
bill. slS.S.OTC. Houso bill, 515,769,653, Mc
Kinley lat. 7,034,C37. 'Wood and manfae
tures of: Penate bill, SC53.710, nouso bill,
8648,431; McKinley law, 93j.331. Sugar:
Senate bill, j43,47S 957; House bill, S1C.832,
McKinley law. 5193,294. Tobacco: faenato
bill, S13.337.977, House bill, ull,52i,783, Mc
Kinley lav. 14.831,S89. Agricultural prod
ucts and provisions: Senate bill, 59,441,972,
House bill, 57,969,748, .McKinley law, 12,
THOSE ARMOR PLATE FRAUDS.
Congressman Dunphy Introduces u Reso
lution for an Investigation.
The trouble between the government and
the Carnegie Steel Company over the alleged
defects in armor plates and bolts furnished
the government was brought before Congress
yesterday bj Representative Dunphy, of New
York, who introduced a resolution for an in
vestigation. Mr. Dunpby's resolution sets forth that
large surts have already ben paid tne gov
ernment by tho Carregle eomj any in settle
ment of damages for inferior armor plate
manufactured between November. 1892. and
September. 1893, and that it is a matter of
common knowledge that charges have been
laid before the beeretnrj of the Navy to the
effect that the manufacture of fraudulent ar
mor plate and at purtt nances began before
November. 1892. and continued after Septem
ber, 1833. in consequence of whieh tho Secre
tary has di tailed a board of officers from the
bureau of ordnance to inquire into the
The resolution provides for a joint commit
tee of threo members of the House and two
Senators, to be appointed b the Speaker and
ice President, who sLall investigate tho con
dition of all armor plates and bolts furnished
to the government by the Carnegia Steel Com
pany, limited, during the entire period of the
LABOR DAY A HOLIDAY.
ravorable Report Yesterday of a Bill to
Accomplish That Purpose.
Chairman McGann of tho Labor Com
mittee of the House yesterday reported
favorably the bill to make tho first Monday
in September a legal holiday to be known
as Labor Day.
"Tho use of national holidays," savsthe
report, "is to emphasize s0me great event or
principle in the minds of the peosle by giving
them a day of recreation in commemoration
of it. By making ono day in each year a
public holiday for the benefit of workingmen
tho equalit and dignity of labor is em
phasizeJ. The legislatures of twenty-three
states, the report mj s, have made this day a
legal holiday nnd the committee recom
mended that its observance be legalized In
the same manner as February 22, fourth of
July and other days set apart by United
Brazilian Rebels Still Rampant.
Tho Departmenit of Stato has received from
United States Minister Thompson, at Petrop
olis, Brazil, a copy of the decree of April 13
last, reciting tho fact that, notwithstanding
tho surrender of tho rebels at Rio, the revolu
tiomri moverrent still continues in tho
southern providences, aud finds somo sup
port in Rio and declaring that the state of
seige is continued till June 30 nex
iMiIIincrj Store Tire.
Tire broke out at b 05 o'clock yesterday even
ing in tho millinery tcre of Mrs. I Lltey, at No
823 Four-and-a-half street southwest It was
caused by a certain catching fire from the gas
Jet in tho show wiudovi .Engine Company, o
4, extinguished the fiamesc The building Is
owued by James Martin, and the lcs3 is about
Late News from Nfcarauga.
The Magicienne is coaling, and will soon
return to Bluefleids.
The Mosquito chief who ruled at Bluefleids
is novt under the protection of tho British
Colon, May 15. The British twin screw
cruiser Magacieune, Cant. Arthur C. Clarke,
2,250, 5.5C0 horsepower, has armed here from
Bluefleids, Mosquito Territory.
Notes from Senate and House.
"Representative Outhwatte, of Ohio, has intro
duced a bill to appropriate $100,000 for a home
for aged and Infirm colored people in the District
A bill fo tLe rel ef of tho sufferers Ly the
wreck of tho Lnlted Mate3 steamer Despatch ou
Assateague shoals In lb31 was passed yesterday
try the benate.
A resolution wa3 adopted by tho House yester
day authorizing the printing of 5,500 extra copies
of th9 report of tho weather bureau for the year
ending July 1,139.1
Speaker Crisp was not in the chair when the
Houso mot yesterday, as he had been called
away by the death of Mr3 Crisp's mother. He
designated Mr Bakery, of Missouri, In a letter
as bpoakor pro tern.
The bill introduced by Mr. Martin (Dem., Ind.)
and amended, which provides that all national
and stato soldiers' and sailors' homos shall be
entitled to one copy each of certain government
publications, was passed yesterday.
Tho following Senato committee appointments
hove been made: Mr Fatton, on Claims, Indian
Affairs, Fpldemic Diseases. Agriculture, and
Forestry; Mr Proctor, on Fisheries. Mr Davis,
on Census; Mr. McMillan, en Naval Affairs.
Under suspension of the rules yostorday a bill
was passed by tho Houso amending tho present
law so that an advance may be mado totho Pub
lic Printer of four-fifths of tho amount ot his
bond in ordor to meet current expenses for work
So much trouble has beon experienced In secur
ing consideration of pension bills on Friday
nights ou account of the lack of a quorum that
tho Houso Committee on Invalid Pensions has
appealed to the Houso for a special order, and a
resolution was presented by Chairman Martin
yesterday calling on the Committee on Rules to
designate a special day for the consideration of
general and privato pension bills favorably re
ported and to give an additional legislative day
for the consideration ot bills remaining undiii-
No New Cases Reported Despite Yester
daj's Sensational Rumors.
It was reported yesterday afternoon tint a
now case of smallpox had developed in thi3
city. The patient was alleged to be a o lored
man named Philip Bliss, who Is a drivor in
the employ of the National Sanitary Company,
and who lives in Greene's alley, comer of
Tv entieth street and New York avenue north
west. A colored phy3ician was called in to exam
ine the sick man yesterday evening, and,
alarmed at the appearance ot pustules on the
patient's face, hastily diagnosed the case as
smallpox. He at once communicated with
Dr. llammett, who directed Drs. Petty? and
Shaw to investigate the case.
The investigation showed that tho supposed
sufferer was working daily and was without
the slightest ailment ot any nature.
SVEET MUSIC FILLS THE AIR.
Successful Concert Given In Aid of tho
Church of the Advcut.
There was a largo nnd appreciative audi
ence at the Universahst church last evening
on the occasion of tho concert given in aid of
the church of the Advent, and tho nature of
tho programme ifn such 'as could not fail to
A lively and tuneful selection from the
eomio opera "Wong," by the Olmo Mandolin
Club, opened the evening. This was followed
with a variety of well-executed and classical
numbers, all of which v. ere greeted with much
Those who contributed to the occasion
were Mr. O. B. Griffith, Mr. A. V. Holmes,
Mrs. Anna Braig Hills, Mr. Trunk P. Rceside,
Mr. Perry B. Turpin, Miss 1'lorence Stidham,
Mr. G. H. E. Gallehee, Mr. Marble. Mr. Bab
cock, Mr. Barrioger, and Mr. Howes.
BOEN WANTS INVESTIGATION.
Laboring .Men Taken Two Hundred Miles
for Trial ln M Inncsota.
Representative Boen. from Slinnesota, Intro
duced a resolution yesterday to investigate
the conduct of United States courts In his
ctato in a matter which has stirred much feel
ing. Judge Nelson, whose action 13 referred
to, is one of tho oldest judges of that section.
Under the lax actions in either of the court3
of the Minnesota district are to be trid in the
division in which the process is returnable,
unless bj consent of all panics the action is
removed to another division of the district.
It is charged in tho resolution that the law
has been annulled by the judge of the Sixth
division by adjourning the court at Fergus
Falls before completing business by not call
iug the juries, as provided by law. and by tak
ing to bt. Paul, a distance of 200 miles, for
trial a largo number of laboring men, charged
with offenses against the United States, who
live within thirty miles of Fergus Falls, thereby
putting them and tho government to useless
Drop in Wheat.
New Yobe, May 15. Another surprise vra3
in store for tho bulls in wheat to-day, for
prices struck a downward gait again and did
not stop until July had touched 59.303, May.
57.703, and cash about 53c. The break occurred
as a result of heavy selling by foreign houses.
T0P.EIGN NOTES OF EEAL E5TEBEST.
There nre. according to the latest registra
tion. 4,895,112 voters in England and Wales,
625,623 In bcotland, and 737,951 in Ireland. g
Eraile Zola made hi3 debut as a public lec
turer two weeks ago, when he spoke in Paris
on "Eernadett'"," the pious heroine of his
latest novel, "Lourdes."
Thirty aliens were naturalized in Great
Britain during last month. One of these was
u citizen or the United States, sixteen from
Russia, seven from Germany, and two from
Emperor William of Germany is honorary
colonel-in-chief of twenty-seven regiments of
soldiers, holding that rank in most of the
European armies. III3 military wardrobe is
of enormous size.
The French navy estimates just issued
amount to 277,000,000 franc-, an increase of
10,000,000 francs over lost ear. Five million
francs nre allotted for the building and arma
ment of new ships.
Marri"d women aro being deposed from
service as teaehera in tho public schools of the
Australian colony of Victonn. Under the new
law when a woman marries she must resign
her piece. The main design of the change Is
to give advantage to single women.
Tho average daily po-tnl delivery of SL
Petersburg is about 200 CB0 I' tiers, postal
..firds, newspapers, and general mail matter.
Tne I irgest delivery oi the year usaally is at
Easter, and occasioned bj the practice of
sending Easter cards. Last Easter Sunday
over 600,000 letters, etc., were delivered in the
There is mutiny in the Salvation army in
England. It has broken out in several dis
tricts, and a number of officers and soldiers
have been expelled from the army under
oidera from headquarters. Tho chief centers
of the mutiny nre in Nunhcad and Camber
welL At the latter place over thirty officers
and men have been expelled, including the
bandsmen, sergeants, and ' the cream of the
corps." some of whom have been soldiers in
the army since its establishment, twei.o years
or so since. The causo of the mutiny seems
to bo "the voracious financial appetite of
, ' '
W hen Sherman Smiled.
To the Editor of Tue Times:
In one of your editorial paragraphs you say
that if John Sherman ever smiles it must be In
wardly, and therein you made a mistake. I saw
him smile once It was when the " ice President
announced the final vote upon the repeal ot the
purchasing clause of the bherman act He
leaned h's head back and res'ed it on the back
of his chair For a moment he gazed at the cell
ing and then a smile, as thoagh a stranger there,
slowly crept over his features.
Yes, bherman smiled He smiled, although he
knew better, perhaps, than any man in the
benate, save Joues of Nevada, the distress, the
desnair, the hunger, the suffering, the disorder
that that vote would bring to bis native land
and to the common people of the whole world.
lou did bherman an Injustice 'When he
leaned back lu his chair and saw the completion
of twenty-six years of elTort on his part to
double the purchasing power of mony saw
that he had doubled the value of every bond, of
all taxes and all debts, saw that railroads would
be wrecked, mills stopped, millions thrown out
of employment, woe, want, and starvation all
over tho laud, bherman smiled.
Be fair and let iho fact be dulv recor led, for
we are making history these days, and the re
cord should be correctly kept T. 1L Tibbles.
Clean Up for Summer,
To tho Editor of The Tisies.
A few days s'nee I complained to the nealth
Officer of a pond of stagnant water on tho square
bounded by Eleventh, Twelfth, I, and K streets
northeast The inspector reported that the
nuisance was being abated. I respectfully sug
gest tr-at the inspector was mistaken, as the
water is still there, "as la -go as life and Just as
lovely " Any person of common sense knows
that stagnant ponds are provocative of typhoid
fever, malaria, and a score of other danceroas
diseases, nnd any person knows that what is
needed in this ease is ditching or draining, or
somcth'ng that will carry tho water off as fast
as It runs in. The large hill on the southeast
corner and the gulley ordepression In tae center
of the square prevent tlft necessary disappear
ance of the w nter, and if an epidemic of typhoid
fever breaks out In that neighborhood this sum
mer the authorities of the Health Office will be
morally, if not legally, responsible for it, and
tho syndicate of real estate "paupers ' or "vaga
bonds" who refuse to either sell the ground or
build ox. it will be co-respondents.
Ciiaiu.es P Feake.
On the Right Side.
To tho Editor of The Tlirts:
Sir: There has been no disposition so far as 1
have been able to learn, on tho part of real
estate agents and the owners of property under
rent in this city, to relieve the distress of the
people who aro In their power, by reducing the
rents Small houses iu the city, such as are
adopted to tho use of peoplo in moderate cir
cumstances rent for too much. The idea of pay
ing from 15.50 to 18.25. no to 820.50 for houses
Lof from five to seven room3 in these times is out-
rpgeous. inero ought to be a convention ot
tenants held at nn early day in this city for the
purpose of persuading real estate agents and
house owners who rent their own property to
reduce rents. In these hard times rents are too
high in this city. I nm glad Tue Timks is on the
side of the suffering poor to tho extent of de
manding cheaper rents, nnd I hopo it will con
tinue to insist upon a reform in this direction.
Vj ery respectfully. John- E. Brcce.
TUE .MODERN RACHEL.
Priscllla leaned back In her well-cushined ?ow.
With a smile on her winsome young face.
As she heard tho old story of Rachel anew
She yawned 'mid her rufilea of lace.
"One man for seven years1" thought this gay
How awfully stupid and queerl
Now I should prefer, without one regret.
Seven men for a single year "
U, A. B. Evans, In Puto-
We mean that "run" on the
$io,$i2, and $15 Suits we ad
vertised at $7.50.
Another day or two like
yesterday, and they will be
but a memory. "How can
you sell them so low?" asked
hundreds ! Never mind that;
you buy them while they are
to be had, for such a chance
may not occur again this sea
son. Sacks in Serges and Fancy
Cheviots, $10, $12, and $t5
Parker, Bridget & Go.,
315 Seventh St. N. W.
I Wo extract
1 17, xn&xe what
only CO cents.
It's a splendid
thing to be rid
of a trouble
some tooth so
as well done for equally as moderate
Evans Dental Parlors,
1217 Pa. Ave. N.W.
Some of ie
est People In Town
have found our
"Equitable Credit Systsw
a great convenience. Every
body gets a little pinched
financially sometimes, and
the help that we can be to
you is considerable.
You and any other
can buy FURNITURE
ERATORS, etc., of us on
time without being under
obligations to anyone. It's
better than going without
it's better than borrowing
Pay as you promise is our
onty requirement. "Little,"
that's the watchword here.
SIT, 919, SSI, ftH, SEMLvTII STREET,
AND CW JIVSS. AXUE.
It tou own some real
To build a bouse you
Cut call upon Mls3
Tn nf?poiAii tTia pooh h
ASfiSTlkwl Thm?herl tou h&Te rertald
The house and lot will be
If you keep on paying rent
"iou will NEVER saTe a
NOW IS THE TTME, when real estate is low, to
InTest In it and build a house. Soon property
will advance, so your lot will cost three times as
much as now. Tou need not worry about the
money to build with; if you don't happen to hare
it you can get it by calling upon the
LOAN and INVEST
Top floor Washington Loan and Trust Bnildlng.
Our Prescription Department may
be said to be thoroughly Up to Date.
We handle only those Chemicals and
Drugs that nre of the Highest Stand
ard of Purity and Excellence. . .
Physicians and lamllies sending
prescriptions to us may be confldent
that they will be carefully and skill
F. P. WELLER, DRUGGIST.
CORNER EIGHTH AND I STREETS S. E.
The Selby House,
C02 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,
Washington, D. C.
First-class furnished rooms. Meals at all
hours. Fine wines, liquors and cigars.
THOS. L. SELBY, PROP.
is' the best made.
ESPECIALLY GOOD FOR FAMILY USE.
WASUING'ION BRANCH, 703-703 N. CAFT. ST.
'PHONE 271 ap2T-3m
Pabsf Brewing Co.'s
1230 PENN. AVE.
There's a Straw
Here Ttial'll Suit Yon.
We have erery style nnder the sun, an!
the prices begin at OT CEXTS.
SUMMER CLOTHEW1 and FORX1SB.
IS'GS of erery sort.
Office Coats, 80a, Tic., and SI 00.
Slue Serge Double-breasted Coats and
single-breasted Bine and Black Berga
Coats and Vests at all prices.
Sweaters and Battling Suits of all aorta.
Loeb & Hirsh,
Men's Hatters and Outfitters,
912 F Street N. t
The Best Bicycle
With the best Tires.
The Victor Pneumatic Tire
is repaired easiest of any on
the road. Ask Victor Rid
ers. Send for Catalogue
VICTOR AGENTS, "
715 Thirteenth St. N. W.
Hare AWX1XGS put over your
oQce and home windows. They'll
lower the temperatura a great
deal during the warm months by
Keeping the air In circulation.
Our prices will encourage you to
W. B. Moses & Sons,
llomo Comfort Furnishers,
11TH AND F STS. N. W.
Ladies' Straw Yacht Hats, S1.G0
Hats anil Caps lor Children, Eoys,
and Youths, 50c., 73e., SI. and S1.50.
Latet styles ana colors Derby
Hat, 2. t2-M, ?3, S3.50, 54, and 5.
Tourist Soft Hats, in all the lea J
ing colors. S2.J0 to 54.
Dres3 Silk Hats. c6 and 53.
Plain boft Hats and Pocket Hats,
SI, SLOT, S2, S2.S0, S3, 3.:0, ii,
S4.E0, 55, and ?6.
Largest Stock and Variety of
Canes and Umbrellas.
James Y. Davis' Sons,
1201 Penn. Ave., Cor. 12th St.
I employ local labor, therefore patronize
mr54,Sino THE TAILOR. 810 F ST. X. W.
CON. .ORIGAN'S SAMPLE ROOM,
COM.ER New Jeeset Ave and H Street, N. W.
Choice Wine and Liquors. Best Brands ot Cigar.
Heurich'a Beer ou Draught. Washington. I C
" Yhen you give an excursion you'll need
"" Hand Bills, Programmes, and Tickets. Let
..... us prim 'em Well do it "rlgnf artlstl-
" ESTTtednced prices to Heligious and Chari-
table organizations. No extra charge lor
BYRON S. ADAMS. Printer.
51J11TH STREET XVT. Fnonem
"We've Got "Em."
Those Dollar Screen Doors and 23c Screen
Windows; also Faints and ilonsefnrnisn
Perry Paint and Hardware Co.,
CO H Street Northwest,
lmo F. STEWART, Manager.
TTTHITEHAND'S OLD CURIOSITY SHOP.
604 D Street Northwest
Gold, SUrer, and Nickel Plaiting. Soft Metal
Repairing. Brass and Metal Signs a Specialty
JUDD & DETWEILER,
Records and Briefs,
And all kinds of
Printing correctly and
420-422 ELEVENTH ST. N. W.
Spring Styles Hals,
SHj!g.r'?jfe5j aire,- i AamijM i1
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