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*t*tCTn">,t thal none of these bills
Senate a ma-i?ruy of votes In the
A StriUiiiK CoalraM.
Finally, tne pending bill was brought in
and the Senator from Maryland, with a
-.m.flare or trumpets, announced that It
J..id back of it a ?oll<l democratic majority,
ihta in the face of the constant evidences
tnat it had the honest support of neither
?l-re?^,anLit,lat '"any of Us Provision*
f ^ ,>T as und?n>ocratlc. How dif
; , ' ti21? spectacle from that presented
1id h ,'Tb 7" "hich, stood unit
? ? fav','r uf 1<?vylnc tariff duties for rev
and protection, the one necessary
proper purpose of taxation, the other,
l" Pr?tect employment In the
J iitted States and to present harsh and un
just competition with foreign labor. This
doctrine of the republican party had been
incorporated Iti the McKinley bill. It was
to au extent incorporated in this bill. If
our friends on the other aide, said Mr.
Sherman, had come to ua and had said:
aoine of the rates In ihe McKinley bill
V** high. ' the republicans might have
joined wltn them In an equitable revision.
After four years just and proper modifica
tions o! a great revenue measure became
apparent.
. ,Jf ?l *'ere proposed to pass the House
5.JL, **' h,? Ka,<t tfle Political aisle would
divide two antagonistic principles, but If
the doctrine of protection were to be uc
cepted. as it was in the present bill, the
contention between the two parties in this
chamber was one cf detail, not of prin
ciple. An 1 It tins were the situation as
he believed It was. there was a better "way
than the one now being adopted to ac
complish a revision of the tariff.
A t'oniniuluB Ike l?e?t Way.
It should have been done by a commission.
He had always thought that the beat way
to frame a tariff bill was through a com
mission especially appointed for that pur
jx.se. Such a commission could have framed
the present revision if the doctrine of pro
tection was to he retained. This bill had
been frame 1 without any of the advantages
which w juld have accrued ha<l a non
partisan commission framed it. It so hap
pened that e\-u the finance committee?the
Lest equipped to construct tariff scheduler
had had lit lie voice in the preparation of
this measure. Ail the Work of tne hnance
committee had been overruled and modified
In the bill wuich bore the name of Mr.
(Soman and bis colleague from Ohio (Mr.
iirlce*.
Mr. Sherman then proceeded to discuss at
considerable length the question of the '
constitutionality of levying tariff duties for
protection, geirig txtcn-ivel> in the debates
of the constitutional c invention and court
decision* m supi?>rt of his contention that
tariff taxation for protection was constitu
tional. From a political standpoint he
pt mted out that the latter day democracy
ha I made a c.> in.e of front from the tra
ditions ?f the ;?ast. He quoted from a '
*; eech of Senator Voorhces delivered as
late as ls-M. at Terre Haute, in which the
Indiana Senator had contended for a tariff
lor in -idental protection.
llruKM-rnllr I'lallurM Krilrnril.
He reviewed the platform of the demo
cratic party and the utterance, of the gr-at
democratic lea ier* from Jefferaou to Jlu
chanan support his statement that all
the platforms an! all the leaders of that
party to 1m<i had been protectionists. Even
from l>?ii> to 1S?*J. he declared, the platforms
of the party had admiUel in a "mlik and
water way" Ihe doctrine of a t..riff for1
revenue, with ln-idental protection. An l .
the piatf >rm of !* ?_'. proclaiming a tarnf
Tor procectloi unconstltutioral and a rob
bery, had been repudiated by Mr. Cleve- ;
land. He w^s too shrewd to step into tnat
pitfall. The author of the Chicago tariff
? ank. Uvnan T. Neal. had been de
featel by l>.v McKinley cn the direct issue
by plurality, tne most overwhelming
defeat ever i Iministered to any political
candidate in <?hi >. The south, he CoiiLinu.-d.
which had always eaattiMi the n; st radi
cal free trade sentiment In th- country, was
undergoing a change of heart.
I'rutreiiitn ti lllc^nin;; In tin* *t<?uth.
The bl-ssings of a protective tariff were
becoming apparent In the south, and the
country was tndt.(e<lto the southern Sen
ator* for some ameliorations, and he men
tioned coal and iron ore.
The south had demanded the duty on
? - ir and on rice. These duties were not
levied f^r revenue.
Mr. Sherman, discussing the McKinley
bi.!. sail it had been persistently misrepre
!-? nted as a bill to in rease revenue, when,
? * i matter of fact, it decreased revenues
,. y?jr
lie (.1 1 .iiw tys : elkvel that sugar bounty
Was uuwi- an l that the bill gave too much
prop- lion to ti e - near ti-jst. He went oil '
tj pdH out the ft itur-s of the Mi
and to correct some of tne erroneous im
pressions regarding it.
1: President Harrison had been re-elected,
be -,11. the McKinley law wouid have fur
n.shci ample revenue for the government,
sal. of price of ?:l\er and increased de- '
m ?n 1 ! .r go! ! might have helped to add to
the evils, which were mostly due to ap- I
prehc:.-ion of tariff legislation.
He d'-nied that the ?'it veiand election was
a d.maud tor a tarin for revenue om>. Hut
there was a tiesire on the democratic side
to engrail upon tne Constitution the conf ed
erate constitution. which, he thanked Uod.
Was not the 'aw of the land.
V Srrlliinul Hill.
The Wilson bill, as it cane to the Sen
ate. would have created a deficiency of
the present law under present
conditions ma !** a deficiency of
that and the \\ 11 son bill would have ir.ade
a total deficiency of IWo.o,*r.ono Specific
duties he declared preferable to ad vskr/m.
1. i.dervaluatioti of duty, when he was Sec
retary of the Treasury, he declared, caused
a loss of p r cent ir. the revenues. He
acalyzed the duties in the bill to prove that
it was sectional.
Me ridiculed the policy of free raw ma
terial. Ihe ore ceased to be raw material
wr.en lat'or was applied to bring it out of
the earth.
He cited statistics to show tnat much of
the stock of banks was In small holdings
anl tliat the income tax would fall upon
the poor and the thrifty. It was justifiable,
he said, only as a war tax. He favored the
tax during the war and favored it after
ward. He believed the industrial depres
sion was due to the pendency of thia bill.
Injuvtif*- tu tli?- I'nrniini; < litMNea.
He enlarged upon Its injustice to the j
farming classes. The Senate committee, he
thought, had undoubtedly improved the bill
by making it more protective. They thus
confessed the principle of protection, which
they >ught to extend to every schedule.
Suifar. he aald. was a proper article to
tax. both for protection and revenue. He
v. ould have favored a bounty and a duty,
thus giving both forms of protection. He
Would rather have a duty of il cents a pound
rathe than any bounty. He had never
approved of the sugar disposition in the
M 1\mley Mil. Hut that bill laid a moral
obligation. th.'Ugh not a legal one. on the
l mted Stat-s to protect those who inveat
el nv-n--} in sugar production at the invi
tation of tne I niied States.
Drann by the KrHnrri.
The sugar schedule, he charged, had been
drawn by the reiiners of sugar In their own
interest. The ad valorem of ?> per cent on
ail sugars Would permit undervaluation of
raw sugars, which were purchased from the
planters of Cuba and other countries. Fraud
Would lei-at the ends of revenue to the
lieasiry and protection to the sugar plant
s'.K"r- that ls- ""gars above
Dutch Standard. ,,n additional one-eighth
ot one per cent was levied
Here is where the trick of this schedule
? 1 -hi . ^ ? ere touch
^ 1*'? 'y ? from ad valorem
it had been assert.-d by Mr
this nla' hVlhh"r J*m""'-atic Senators thai
J S'"h Was all th- protection af
furded the sugar rel.ners. This was a oal
p.il le misrepresentation.
.Tr,e ad valorem duty on the difference be
c1081 "r raw an,J refined sugar
wTrh^it? .'he r,?tlru*r* four-tenths of 1 cent
Thll rr , additional, so that
I'h^iuie" a., COr;":: th>* ref'ners under
cent per pound. ^ ave ei?hths of a
??uwth of the Snitnr Trn.i.
Continuing he traced the history and
*rowth of the sugar trust and the enor
mous profits made. In dealing with this
g.gantic and powerful corporation with a
capital Stock Of PsVOOO,...,, a corporation
fl or hHdi r:^"y assailed on this
f. "r- denounced by the Supreme
Court for doing w hat the court coul l not
(CO^'ng sugars), that ha.i been or
ganize.! In deiiance of law. the democratic
majority had seen, tit to give it a protection
of five-effchths of a c^nt.
The entire coat of refining sugar he de- I
cUred. including the wear and tear of ma
Chinenr. waa only flve-elghths of a cent per
pound. This schedule not only recog
nized and continued a powerful monopoly,
but it gave to It grossly exaggerated pro
tection. This was done when the protec
tion was to be refused to the wool growers
of the country.
Senator Sherman closed with a warning
that the American people in a time of anv
deeply grounded discontent would iind a
remedy and would not rest content under a
condition of suffering, as might be the case
With the European nations.
Disastrous Floods in the West and
Northwest.
A FLOOD THAT BlttLED JCHH0W3
A Village Overwhelmed, But One
Life Lost.
deep waters In Colorado
VANCOUVER. B. C.. May 31.-The Frazer
river is still rising, and the Indications are
that the flood will be even more disastrous
than the gr*at one of lsSi The river has
already risen within eight Inches of the
hish water mark of that great inundation.
AlUtorgh the whole valley Is under water,
the Frazer having spread out Into a vast
lake, ihe tide is crawling up at the rate of
an inch every three hours.
At \\ estminster the river wharves are
submerged. Many cabins along the water
front have floated off on the tide, and many
poor famines have lost all their belongings
At -Mcomen Island foity-four farms are en
tirely under water.
Eight lives ate known to have been lost.
J; *eei' yesterday since the Canadian
. "c has had a train through to the west.
Annans Island, two miles above New
estminster, is totally submerged. Many
line faims formerly dotted the island. The
ranchers were rescued by steamboats, but
ah u stoe'c has gone down the river.
All the river steamers have been commis
sioned by the government to aid in rescuing
imperiled persons. In the vicinity of Ruby
the greatest danger exists, and several
steamers have been dispatched to that dis
trict The marks of the lSvS-j flood have
already.been passed in many points.
I'i.-V\ Kft. Col., May ;il.?l.ate reports
irom all sections of the state give accounts
of heavy rainlall and considerable damage
Rivers running through the canons have
become raging torrents, many bridges have
been swept away and trains are delayed at
many points in consequence.
At Pueblo the postal telegraph office is
flooded to a depth of six feet, and the
Journal has been obliged to stop work. The
damage will doubtless be very great
throughout the state.
' ondiiion of TliI?? km In Colorado.
PIEBLO, Col.. May 31.?It has rained
Incessantly for thirty hours all over the
eastern portion of the state, and the rain
fall is one of the heaviest ever known. In
this city the Arkansas river broke the levee
in six places. From I'nion avenue viaduct
the post office, three-quarters of a mile is
flooded and water rise.- two feet above the
floor. 1 he electric stre.-t cars have stopped
running, the works being flooded. Hun
?lreds of men are out in boats rescuing
fa milks from flooded houses and removing
gi-^as. The live railroads entering the city
are tied up. The damage amounts to at
least The flood is now receding
a.id it Is thought that all danger in this city
IS practically passed.
wmA?!,T,i!11 ? So1, May 31-Apprehension
was felt here last night lest the dam in
Itrit "r\'Ln"- bU,,t to SUPP'>" Colorado
? prints uith waler. should break, but Wa
^jf_ Superintendent Rice says it Is secure.
The Kio <.ranle and Santa Fe are blocked
by washout* and landslides
v,v?!;l?A- C?V May 1,1 The storm in this
of the uVT?",. anything In the memorv
?.lr f i"ha1b't?nI" The Kio Grande
n 1,1 ,H Kei.by ruck slid,;s- washouts
?*na damage to bridges.
here'NeVe Coi" May -The rainfall
^ twenty mohes, and Is th
r-r'iVa 'YL known here. Itoth the Kio
of here an,,a Fe rallroa'l tracks east
f. here are washed out In places and in
Others covered with rocks and sand
hv ?hIC?GO" SIay 3> -Word was received
Uslav that"the I"a"r"a'1 officials at noon
t."laj that the company s trucks in Pueblo
are under water and that It nil) be several
days before traffic will be resumed
\ ice President Robinson stated that no
loss of life ha 1 occurred up to noon today
and that they had not been informed of
any serious damage to property.
Sufferfli*k I rom Wunhont*.
ST. PAT I., Minn., May Sl.-Ueports re
ceited in this city at the general offices of
the railroads state that the Great Northern
is siiTering somewhat from washouts in
Montana, and General Manager Case fcas
%lhat to look afu'r matters. '
I he Northern Pacific road Is rep?rted In
fair.j good shape throughout the west.
% rkai.NiiN River Bridge i;oM.
TOPIKA, Kan., May 3l._The Santa Fe
railroad advicea from Colorado Springs this
afternoon in relation to -.he flood In Colorado
say that three sections of the bridge across
the Arkansas river at Nepesta went out at
'?> o'clock this morning; that two more are
solng and that there are indications that
the w hole bn Ige will be destroyed
There is a big washout b- tween Colorado
Strings and Colorado City, and there is
uar ger that the shops and depot in the lal
t'T citv will be damaged greatly.
It is still raining torrents at ail points on
M l i w in<1 on the Colorado
went * re are no s'S"s of abate
DKN'\ ER, Col., May 31.?The rain, which
began falling h-re at 3 o'clock yesterday
morning, still continues. Th- Platte ri'-er
is higher than it has been for many years
but no damage is reported. Railroads run
ning west and south are all ti~d up by
washouts. All telegraph and telephone
wir- s are down between L>enver and Pueblo.
The rainfall all over eastern Colorado for
the past thirty-six hours has been tile heav
iest ever known. In some parts it exceeds
five Inches. The flood at Pueblo is the
worst ever experienced. The Arkansas
river has broker. levels in six places, and
the river covers an area of three-quarters
of a mile square. The water is rising about
th? first floors of the buildings and hun
dreds of men in boats are rescuing families
and goods. No loss of life is reported.
Overwhelmed l.lke Johnatowm.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., May 31.?A Spo
kane, Wash., special to the Journal savs:
A telegram received this morning from
Coule City states that a flood at the village
of Conconully has proved to be a second
Johnstown.
The flood was caused by the breaking
of a dam above the village, and every
thing went down before the advancing
waters. However, but one life is as vet
known to have been lost?that of Mrs
Almira Keith.
The village was located In a canon 100
feet wide, and through this narrow channel
the flood pourel with resistless force Prop
erty loss is estimated at Jl.10,000.
OMAHA. Neb.. May 31.?Reports received
at I nion Pacific headquarters say that at
West I matilla the road is practically tie.)
up by the flood of the Columbia "river.
Last of Payette and Caldwell a number of
washouts are reported on account of the
overflow of the Bois river.
Portland Is a seat of water. Front Fish
and ?d streets being entireiv submerged
No trains are arriving there on any line
The Union Pacific and the Northern Pacific
are in bad shape, their tracks being ouite
out of sight. *
An attempt Is being made to transfer
passengers around the washouts by boats.
THE "BIG KOI K" tillLTY.
Sentence on AVnlbiiuin rt al. to Be
Pronounced in a Fortnight.
JERSEY CITY. N. J.. May 31.-Got fried
V\ albaum. County Clerk I>ennls Mclaugh
lin. John C. Carey and Nicholas Crusius,
known as the "big four." in the Hudson
county court today withdrew their plea of
Pn?i a"d P^ded guilty of maintain
in.-, a disorderly house in operating the
Uuttenberg race track.
Llppincott said the court
\il ? Pronounce sentence in two weeks
Meanwhile the defendants are out on ball!
DIVIDING THE DIOCESE.
The Mailer Hein* Debated In ?he Bal
timore Convention.
Special Dispatch to The Ermine st?r.
BALTIMORE. Md? May 31,-The diocesan
TIT1?* ,the Pr?t"tant Episcopal
Church held a long session this morn'ng
doing nothing but routine business
At the afternoon session the question of
the formation of a new diocesfr. with Wash
ington as the bishop's residence, came up
and is now undergoing discussion.
The general impression Is that the diocese
will be divided and the District of Colum
bia. with the counties of Prince George's
Charles. Calvert, St. Mary's and Ann*
Arundel will b? made into a new bishopric.
STATE BANK TAX REPEAL
t Th? Bill Still Further Considered in the
House.
I Mr. Black Conclude* I!in Speech on
the Subject utid Mr. Walker of
Massachusetts Talks.
I
I
1 After the reading of Tuesday's journal
; Mr. Sickles (N Y.) offered a joint resolution
j reciting that It had recently been decided
by a Pennsylvania court that authority had
not yet been specifically given to carry out
the provisions of the act of -March .1, 1SH3,
j making appropriations to preserve the
j Gettysburg battlefield, and that there was
j imminent danger that portions of the bat
tlelield would be irreparably damaged if
j immediate steps were not taken to preserve
I the field. The Secretary of War is author
! Ized to obtain such lards on or in the vicln
' ity of the battlefield as may be necessary
for the execution of the act of March 3,
I 1893.
The resolution was passed.
! On motion of Mr. Chillis (III.) a bill was
: passed providing for an additional district
! judge of the northern district of Illinois.
Tin* Stiite l(ii ii U Tux Kept-al.
j At 12:35 p.m. the House went into com
! mittee of the whole on the bill to repeal the
I state bank tax, and Mr. ISlack (Ga.) re
sumed his speech In favor of the total re
j peal of the law.
While he was not an enemy of the rich
' ar.d was not indit ed to attribute ail the
evils of the country to the wealthy civs,
| he did think there must be something
radically wrong with a financial policy
i ?hich produced such an unequal dlstrlbu
: tion of wealth as obtained In this country.
! The trouble was not that the country was
i too rich, but all the wealth was in New
' York and Boston and Philadelphia and
| other money centers.
At 1:35 Mr. Black finished his speech, and
? Mr. Walker (Mass.) addressed the commlt
tie.
lie had no wish, he said, to defend the
! banking system of the country: there was
I no man more hearty or more thorough
in condemning the existing financial sys
I tern than he, and there was not another
I civilized country on earth which would
j tolerate It for sixty days.
THAT TRAXSFKH STATION.
Kiig;lneer Commissioner I'otvell Rec
ommend* Its Hemoviil.
The recent accident to Admiral Jouett on
15th street. In front of the treasury, has
called forth much consideration in reference
j to the transfer system at 15th and G
j streets. Gen. A. W. Greely. on the 21th in
i stant. in a letter to the Commissioners,
called attention to the crowded and dan
gerous condition of 15th street between
Pennsylvania and New York avenues, anil
recommended that a policeman be stationed
at G street to escort people safely across
that street, as is done in New York city.
Lieut. T. B. Amiss. In charge of the first
precinct, in a report on this matter to Maj.
Moore says that his officers are Instructed
to render all possible aid to pedestrians at
the points mentioned. He suggests that the
transfer box be removed back from the
i curb to the fence. As now situated It
leaves everybody in the street after getting
; a transfer. This, he thinks, would greatly
less* n the liability to accidents.
He also reports that he was informed by
an e>e witness that Admiral Jjuett was
hurt a? the corntr of 15th and P streets.
The admiral was crossing 15th street from
the treasury, and as he reached the mil.lie
of the street a cable car and a carriage, loth
bound north, came along at the same time.
The admiral, in getting out of the way of
the train, came in contact with the car
riage, taking hold of the shaft near the
horse's head, and the animal, becoming
frightened, jumped and threw the admiral
to the ground. Maj. Moore Indorsed l.leut.
Amiss' suggestion for the removal of the
transfer box.
Engineer Commissioner Powell reviewed
the reports of the officials, and recommend
ed that the box be removed, t'.ip'. Powell,
In his recommendation, says: "The transfer
hnx was not constructed according to the
terms of the permit. The building inspector
failed to require compliance with the per
mit.
The delivery of transfers at the window on
the curb face of the box was not intended.
| is not necessary an 1 should not be permit
ted If the railrjad company persists In
; makit.g such deliveries of transfers the br>.\
should be wholly removed. In any ca*e. a
I passenger house should b? provided at the
j north* ast corner ft 15th and G streets
| This is plainly called for by the terms of
the ci rrpany's charter, and in my opinion
it is v. rong to subject north bound passen
gers to the Incouveriei ce, discomfort and
danger of crossing ar.d recroeslng two
tracks in a crow Jed street for making a
1 trarsfer or for seeking cover against the
weather while waiting to transfer. Such
j arrangement is unnecessary and not In
' compliance with the company's charter. 1
ask that the matters above be considered
i by the board at an early time."
KYCHiriiiM. posmiiile.
Mr. lllrtiey Say* Nothing Miirr Inn Be
11<?iie ill the Alnsnortli I use,
Referring to th? action of Judge Me
I Comas this morning in sustaining the de
1 murrer to the indictment against Col. Ains
worth, District Attorney Birney stated this
afternoon that Judge McComas' ruling prac
tically closed the case so far as Col. Alns
worth was concerned.
The indictment passed upon today, re
marked Mr. Birney. connected Col. A ins
worth with the disaster as closely as It
i seemed human ingenuity could show, but
the court had held, it seemed, that if even
i all the facts alleged were proven. Col.
| Alnswcrth would not be responsible. Hence,
it appeared that all that could be done had
been done, and therefore there was nothing
further to do in the case.
Whether the Indictment against Con
tractor Dant would suffer a similar fate Mr.
Birney said that he could not, of course,
now say. It seemed to him that I)ant held
a closer connection with the disaster, and
the indictment agaijist him would be pre
sented for the judge's consideration.
A\ OLD IIK % I.'I'll LAW.
| It* Revival \\ Itliout Notice I.cnil* to n
Protest.
Undertaker E. M. Botelor has brought
to the attention cf the Commissioners a
health office regulation that gave hint much
trouble. In a lengthy letter he sets forth
the facts connected ?1th the burial of
three-moil ths-old Etta May Brown, who
died at her parents' home, on the Bowen
road, just outside the District line. Dr.
Stewart Harrison of Anacustla certified
that death was caused by congestion of the
brain and lungs. "We were informed."
writes Mr. Boteler, "by Dr. Hammett that
we would have to get a transit permit from
the Maryland authorities before he would
grant us a burial permit for Congressional
cemetery. When we succeeded in getting
the permit from the authorities in Mary
land we were obliged to go to the home of
the permit clerk, as the health office was
closed, thereby making the funeral two
or three hours late, which was unpleasant
for us, as well as for the family.
"Besides the trouble we hud had, we had
to go to Forestville, which is about nine
miles from here, to get the transit permit
from a justice of the peace to remove the
remains out of Maryland. The health regu
lation bearing on this ?Inject may lie all
right. We do not find any fault with that;
but it has laid dead for at least, to my
kncwledg.*. fifteen years, and for Drf Ham
mett to take no notice of it until asked for
a permit and then spring it on us without
any notice Is a gruss piece of injustice.
Cnder Dr. Townshend we always received
an official notice whenever any dead law
was to be enforced, and there never was
any inconvenience by it."
After quoting the law spoken of the
writer speaks of the ridiculousness of the
case mentioned. He says that Dr. Harri
son's certificate was ignored.
The only thing required was the certifi
cate from a justice of the peace to bring
the remains out of Maryland. "Suppose,"
says Mr. Boteler. "it had been a case of
diphtheria and the parent of the child had
told the Justice that the cause of death was
croup, he would have filled the transit per
mit accordingly, and a contagious disease
wouid have been brought into the city and
no one would have been the wiser for it."
He expresses the hope that hereafter un
dertakers will be duly notified of the en
forcement of any particular law br'ore it Is
put In force.
An address upon "Bimetallism in Relation
to Agricultural Depression" was delivered
before the Scottish chambers of commerce
yesterday by Mr. Henry Chaplin.
ROBBING THE PARKS
Five Hundred Valuable Plants Al
ready Destroyed.
ICOLONEL WILSON'S COMMENTS
Inadequate Protection is Given by
Congiess.
j
'who are depredators'
I
?.?
The public parks and reservations of j
; Washington are the pride of the citizens
! and their beauty and attractiveness are
irainly due to the plants and flowers with
| which they are liberally adorned. Col.
! Wilson, in charge of public buildings and
grounds, has devoted considerable time and
I labor to the Improvement of these breath
i lng places, and has devoted special atten- J
? tlon to the cultivation of flowering plants '
I within their borders. The same was true
J of his predecessors, but it is no reflection
I on them to say that never have the parks
I been so attractive as at present.
Hubliery In the I'arki.
Within the past two weeks, however,
acts have been committed which, If al
; lowed to continue, will seriously impair
the beauty of the flower beds and ultimate- |
I ly impair the general attractiveness of the j
I parks themselves. It Is either the work of I
' vandals or of thoughtless people who do !
not ."ealize what they are doing. The j
parks are being robbed of their chief |
glory, the flower beds, and what makes' I
the matter worse Is that the authorities !
are not able to prevent It. This inability
results from the parsimony of Congress in
not providing for the adequate protection
of the property.
Five Hundred I'lanio DMlrojrd.
Reports received by Col. Wilson show
I that 500 valuable plants were destroyed in
j the leading parks. Franklin, Lafayette,
Dupont and others, in the West End. An
exoneration showed that :i?0 of the number
had been pulled up bodily, roots and all.
and taken away, and that the remainder
w* re trampled upon and destroyed by the
antics of dogs, whose owners did not feel
called on to prevent the destruction. A
citizen, whose attention, was called to the
| fact that his dog was damaging the plants,
; sai 1 he didn't care; there was no law to
prevent his dog playing among the flowers,
! and he did not propose to interfere with his
' amusement, lie was right; the dog was
not amenable to the law. nor was Its owner,
j but it is to be hoped that the rest of the
j citizens are not actuated by a spirit so
small that they will allow their dogs to
! de.-troy the ornaments of the parks for
I their own amusement.
I nutlet! mi t e Protect Inn.
I The human vandals, however, are not
' vested w ith the same Immunity. If caught '
they can be punished by tine and iniprls
orment, but owing to the small force of
watchmen it Is not very diflicult to escape
their vigilance. It has been patent for
many years that the parks have not I ad
adequate protection, and appeals have been
made to Congress without the least suc
cess for an increased force of watchmen to
protect the parks themselves and to pre
s< rve oruer therein. The fore* is so small
under the law that only a few of the
parks have constant protection. This Is
partly due to the fact that the eight-hour
law governs the tune of the men. The
Smithsonian Park, covering four acres of
grounds, thickly grown with trees and
shrubbery, has two day and two night
watchmen, and their tricks are arranged
so that one man is on duty all the time.
'I nn l-'e\\ \\ ntchineli Allotted.
The same arrangement is not possible In
the other parks for the reasons stated.
Franklin Park has but one watchman, and
j he can work but eight hours In every
i twenty-four. The same is true of Lafayette
i Park, I.incoln, Iowa circle and neighbor
hood, Then as circle and vicinity, Wash
ington circle, Dupont ciri-ie, Stanton square
! and vicinity. Mount Vernon square and
j vicinity, Garfield Park, the White House i
1 ellipse and vicinity, and the nursery and
green houses near the monument. There is
a day and a night watchman in Judiciary
square, and Henry and Seaton Parks, be
tw "t-n the botanical gardens and the Smith- 1
1 sonlan grounds, are looked after by two
\ day ajid one night watchman.
Farragut and McPherson squares have
I but one watchman between them. Although
1 It is impossible under the circumstances to
lu.ve the parks under consiant surveillance
(' d. Wilson has endeavored to fix the hours
! of the watchmen so that they shall be on
duty during the time they are most needed.
Bad boys do most of the flower stealing.
\ but considerable of it is dune by otherwise
! reputable people, men and women who seem
to see no wrong In despoiling the govern
I nient flower beds.
.>l?rkct Company Taxes.
The Washington Market Company, in a
letter to the Commissioners, says; "While j
paying the second half of the taxes assessed j
upon the ground and market buildings ofj
the Washington Market Company for the 1
year ending June 30, 1S1?4, amounting to $1,- j
tfll.06. maKing the total taxes for the year
th? company takes occasion to
call attention to the provision in the agree- j
ment of the company with the District, i
dated March 18, 1>?73, and found lawful by
the Supreme Court of the United State3 (ins
L*. H. Keport. 'J4.il, by which agreement it is .
provided that if in any year the taxes shall J
exceed $5,500, the surplus of said taxes j
above said amount shall be deducted from
the Annual rental of $",?>") paid b> the com- j
pany to the District under the charier of I
May :>?, 1S70. The con.pany does not waive |
any of Its rights under said agreement, but j
expressly asserts the same; and only tern- |
porarily refrains trom Insisting upon the [
literal enforcement at this time on account i
of the pending lawsuit between the com
pany and the District concerning the whole
sale market grounds and the pending nego
tiations concerning the use of the front land
by tiie District for a public building, expect
ing a final and just settlement to be made
at the appropriate future time."
An Gii'illnK Collision.
Excitement was caused at about 1:45
o'clock this afternoon near the corner of
Pennsylvania avenue and 11th street west
by a collision between two vehicles. A
buggy containing two ladies and a buck
boad with two men came together. Both
vehicles were overturned and damaged.
The ladles were thrown out with considera
ble violence, but escaped with no further
injury than a bad fright and the destruc
tion of their spring dresses. A great crowd
collected, and the police ambulance was
called from the first precinct. The horse
broke from the buggy, ran down the ave
nue and was captured without incident.
Policy C'nat'ii.
John Donnelly and his two sons, Walter
and Bernard; of Alexandria, Va., indicted
here Tuesday for violating the policy laws,
appeared before Judge McComas today and
gave bonds of $1,000 to answer the indict
ment. Owen O'Donnell and J. W. 1'um
phrey qualified as sureties.
Succe?>tful Exctimlnn.
The excursion of the People's Transporta
tion Company to Norfolk aboard the steam
er Lai>y of the Lake was a success. A de
lightful lime was had all around. President
J. W. Patterson, the board of directors and
a nt mber of ladies were along. Addresses
were n'Ude by Mr. Patterson. .Miss Bowen,
Miss M. L. Jordan, Dr. Bryant, Kev. 1*. H.
White. S. G. Thompson, Uevs. Howard,
l.ambkers and Childs. Capt. T. J. Cooper
was in command of the Lake and Chief En
gineer T. VanBuskerk handled the engines.
Concert nt I lie Itiirriick*.
The following is the program for the
concert by the band of the United States
marine corps to be given at the marine bar
racks this afternoon:
1. March, "U. S. S. Newark" Fanclulli
2. Overture. "Jean d'Arc" Verdi
3. Fackeltanz, No. 3 Meyerbeer
I. Characteristic, "In the Clock Store".Orth
5. Fantasie, "Faust" Gounod
t>. GaVotte, "Flirting" Fanciulli
7. "Cake Walk" Lamp
8. "Hall Columbia" Fyles
IlrecklnrlrlKC Krfnrna for a Dny.
Representative Breckinridge of Kentucky
was again In the House of Representatives
today, after his second campaigning trip.
He expresses the greatest confidence of his
renomit.atlon. He leaves for Kentucky
again tomorrow, speaking at Midway Sat
urday and Lexington Monday.
HOME FOR THE AGED
Opening of the First Cottage of the
Lutheran Institution.
The Genrroni Gift of Mrs. Ctrrmehle
?Broad Unala on Which the Xew
luitltatlon is Founded.
Tomorrow wll be a day of great impor
tance in the history of a recently-organized
institution which is under the care of the
Lutheran Church of this country. It is
known under the corporate name of The
National Lutheran Home for the Aged, and
is located at Montello, within a short dis
tance of Winthrop Heights, the second sta
tion from this city on the main, or Wash
ington, branch of the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad. The house, which has just been
completed by the trustees of the home,
stands on an elevated site, and is surround
ed by a tract of about thirty acres, the gift
of Mrs. Sarah Utermehle of this city. The
generous intentions of Mrs. Utermehle were
made known some three years ago, and In
the latter part of last year an incorpora
tion was formed, with Kev. William E.
Parson, pastor of the Church of the Refor
mation of this city, as president, A. F. Fox,
as treasurer. Isaac C, Slater, secretary
board of trustees, the above offieers and
Geo. Ryneal. jr.; P. V. De Gi.iw, John C.
Hesse, Rev. S. Domer, D. D., of this city,
Rev. Chas. S. Albert. D.D.. of Baltimore;
Rev. \\ . M. Maum, D.D.. of Philadelphia;
Rev. J. G. Ooettinan. D.D., of Allegheny.
J a.; D. K. Ramey. Altoona, Pa., and Fred
erick P, Stiefl' of Baltimore.
Last summer the erection of a cottage
T^,beBUl1, and the form?l opening of this
building will be celebrated tomorrow.
Special exercises will be held at 2Or.
J. G. Morris of Baltimore, Dr. L. E. Albert
or I hiladelphla and Or. S. B. Barnitz of
I>e? Moines. Iowa, and other ministers from
Baltimore, Philadelphia and elsewhere will
take part. The cottage plan for the home
has been adopted by the trustees, so that
instead of one large central building It is
ml'in! i1" erect a ?r cottages, thus
maintaining inor- properly the features of
r I'iL ln the '"Stitutlon. In the coursa
for i building may be desirable
ior a common meeting; point.
Lx<>r<'iNeii Tomorrow.
This first cottage, where the exercises
will be held tomorrow afternoon, has been
furnished, but many small articles are yet
lacking. It is desired that the friends who
make their first visit to the home tomorrow
will bring a donation of glass, household
linen, crockery, kitchen utensils or dinin*
^y beamade?r'nS8 "f
may be made to any one of the board of
ed >th2ai!1.-a8er8i Hefre?h">ems will be serv
Proceeds to be devoted to the home
ne^for'!he *e.ttln* *he home in read I
out Oil behalf of the board of rr,.., ,
committee consisting of W. E. Parson ''v
;v Hamma and a. F Fox Thoii'. ;
MV1TavrH<'?rMst3 of ;h- following:
E. vic^ pn shJen^t^M rs.n A
son, treasurer- Mrs I a ? .
r..i irv \i. t\ , A Sutherland, sec
rkrAV:
Or. Leroy"Jr Vaykir J?8 "ld *?'?
The constitution of the home, as prepared
by the board, hu been approved bv the
CfTurf h The h thP , Evangelical Euthe^n
M "einshlv h, . Vlot lo be aJnilnister
ed selfishly but a preference is to be given
to those ?ho found and foster it. It is a
home for aged people.
* RIT OF 11AIIKIH CORPl J,
farl Browse Applies to Justice Field
In Hi* Onn llcbiilf,
Carl Browne, marshal of the army of the
commonweal, now s-rvlng a sentence in
the District Jail for a violation of the Capi
tol grounds statute, has applied to Justice
Field In the Cnited States Supreme Court
for a writ of habeas corpus in his own be
half. The application Is in Browne's ue
euiiar style of composite n, ,->nd r.s=. rts rV?t
the petitioner is deprived of the rl?hts of
t' Th" o" -ln<1 t"'rsoIlil1 freedom, con
trar> to the Constitution
He requests that the writ issue for the
production of his body before the Supreme
''' . show reason why he should be re
leased Justice Field, upon receiving this
paper, handed it without comment to Clork
? ?* ?n u
I'KOI-O.MJ) IHiKUK.
Hill to Transfer Hnnnuemrnt of Jntl
to the roninUnlonrri,
An effort is to be made to transfer the
administration of the District Jail to the
, tH^, Cemmlssloners. Alrt*ady the draft
or a bill has been prepared and Is now ln
the hands of a member of the House Dis
trict committee The measuie calls for the
appointment of tha warden of the Jail by
the president of the Board of Commission
ers. and his term of office will be limited to
a period of four years. The warden in turn
shall have the right to appoint all his sub
ordinates. The bill also calls for certain
privileges to be allowed the warden, in the
matter of awarding contracts.
Ex-Warden Jerome Burke, who Is the
author of the bill, as also Its promoter
sa>s that he will push it with all his power
and bring the necessary influence to bear
that will make it a matter of interest to
the people.
He argues that as long as the people of
the District have to pay one-half the ex
pense of running the jail, a* well as one
half the cost for the support of the District
courts, the whole business might as well
be in the hands of the Commissioners
whose administration of the Jail affairs
would give better satisfaction to the public
than is now afforded by the existing svs
tem. He states that the proposed measure
has met with favor at the hands of those
interested, and he cannot see what objec
tion could be- raised against its becoming
a law. "I mean," said he, "to do mv ut
most to have the bill passed, as I think it
but proper that the administration of the
jail should be in the hands of the Com
missioners and that their control will be
satisfactory to all concerned."
PROPOSITION DtClKED.
To Postpone the Saarnr Schedule I'ntll
After the Investigation.
The republicans have, under the leader
ship of Senator Aldrieh. been trying to
ge; the democratic managers of the tariff
bill to pass the sugar schedule for the
present and take It up later. The demo
crats have, however, declined.
The republicans say they think the
sugar debate sluuld be postponed until
after the investigation committee can
make its final report, as they fe^r if it is
begun lefore the debate will be very acri
monious.
Senator Jones said that the sugar sched
ule would be taken up in its order and that
this order would not be deviated from in
this case under any circumstances.
Senator Jones added that he thought the
1 epublicans were afraid of the result of
the vote on sugar and wanted to postpone
the lest.
Nomination* h> the President.
The President today sent the following
nominations to the Senate:
Postmasters.?Charles B. Williams, Salem,
Ind.; Nicholas C. Stanton, West Liberty,
Iowa; Frank E. Fritcher, Nashua, Iowa;
Jcsiah M. Swigart Maquoktta, Iowa;
Thomas A. Hills. Leominster, Mass.; Wm
Pollard. Dover, N. J.; Joseph J. Hughes
Fargo, X. D.; Henry A. Thexton. Saint
Thomas. .\. D.; David k. Hill, Leechburg,
Pa.; Wm. Wallace. New Brighton, Pa.;
James J. Pauley, Waynesburg, Pa.; George
\\ . \\ illelt, Jonesboro. Tenn.; George P
Fain, Rugersvitle, Tenn.; George W. Boyd
New Whatcom. Wash.
Treasury.?Maurice Rohheimer of Ohio, to
be appraiser of merchandise in the district
of Cuyahoga, Ohio.
FltzKernld to Return to Boston.
Morrison I. Swift of the Boston industrial
contingent has made arrangements with
Senator Hoar and Representative O'Neil to
have iheir petitions presented and read in
the Senate and House tomorrow.
Fitzgerald and the other men will start
on the return trip to Boston, and Swift will
remain here.
FINANCE AND TRADE
Sugar Again the Conspicuous Stock
in the Street.
KEEPING THE PRICE NEARLY AT PAR
Speculation Halting on Action in
the Senate
GENERAL MARKET REPORTS
8jweUl DispaMi to The Evening St*r.
NEW YORK. May 31.?Prices were Irreg
ular at the opening of today's stock market
and inclined to yield to the narrow opera
tions of the room element. The volume of
business wa> very small and fluctuations in
the regular list of little importance. Lon
don was dull and contributed nothing to the
local operations. There were no significant
news Items to influence prices and traders
were not disposed to relieve the dullness by
forcing activity from an artificial basis.
The crisis in the history of the tariff bill
Is believed to be close at hand, and specula
tion is held In check pending the result.
The sugar schedule, so far as Wall street is
concern el, is the most important clause In
the bill, and will determine the fate of the
! entire measure. In view of this, it is not un
likely that the activity promised at the con
clusion of the tariff debate will in the usual
process of discounting the future follow
hard upon the decision regarding sugar.
The latter stock will certainly be con
spicuously active, and. If present Indications
count for anything, long holders will reap
the benefit. There is no alarm manifested
over the result, and well-informed interests
are usually found among the purchasing
element. As previously intimated, there
can be no disadvantage arising from keep
ing the price around par for the next few
I days.
On early trading the price was marked
up 11-4 per c*nt to 101 1-4. but was subse
! quently let down to Initial figures. The
] volume of business in sugar, while not rel?
i tlvely large, was In excess of any other
| individual stock.
Chicago Gas was a close second In point
of activity and gained 1 1-4 per cent to
{ 74 S-4 on good buying for pool account,
i Shorts continue to cover as the advance
'? progresses, thereby facilitating the efforts
| of the bulls.
American Tobacco sold down 2 1-2 per
I cent on information from Washington in
' dlcating some adverse changes In the tariff
bill.
In the railroad list Louisville and Nash
1 vllle was sold down 1 per cent, and New
I Jersey Central lost 1 1-2 to Kft. The re
mainder of the list suffered fractional re
uu'Mons ranging from 1-s to 1-2 per cent.
There were no new features in today's
foreign exchange business. Kates continue
steady on a small volume of business, and
the supply of all classes of commercial bills
Is extremely limited. Gold shipments con
tinue. and it is impossible to predict fr<.m
the present outlook Just when the move
ment will terminate. The amount to go
abroad by Saturday's steamer* is i'kely to
be much larger than orieinallv intended,
careful estimates putting it at J3.onn.(??>.
fullness dominated the course of prices
in the las' hour, and no noteworthv
changes were recorded.
The leading Industrials held well at
slight advances over opening figures while
the railroad list recorded fractional de
clines. Final figures were Irregular at un
important changes.
PI*A*riAI, Axn COMMRRri AU,
, ...TV following ?r* the "!>?ntnsr. th? iilgt,.,,
the lowest and the elosi.g |.ri<-e. of tje New V^r*
' tf?d?T. *? reported uv C >r? %
Macartney. mem'.en. Sew fork ?tok ,-Xrhaige
BroadtraT Messrs. Moor* Jk Schley. No , .
Pt'whs. Open. Htgti. Low. close.
Amerlesr Sngar ion jojv v,- i/wn
American Sngar. pfd.... WVjf 91C 91/ 01-'
American Tobacco S5v ssv ? " v "
Atchison ? * ?
Canada Sonthern ??> 4> .v,
< anada Pactflc " .. H ^
Chesapeake and Ohio. 'iji, "j-:
C. C. C. and St. L. B: J7 * if*
Chicago. H. and if nv 77*. T7W ?
Chic, and Norton estero. * '
Chicago (ia? .
C.. M. and sw Pan] M>>, *?? sj. w.*
C.. M. and st Paul, pM lis .1* 11* i'i? "
t.. It I. and Pacific ...
Pel.. l.ack. and W _ * *
?Helawarc inn llndson. l?lv isiu lji'u iiik
Penverand Kio<;rande ...* ... *
Pta. an I C attle Feeding S4 xtv -a?. a.
t-eiierai Klectric wv ?? ?
Iil.Dois Central" S H 36 M
"IV 1*1 V iaiH ia s
Louisville and Nashville. 44\ 4s* 44* ^1"
Lonu (ataa* Traction... U* uv 14 u>1
Metropolitan Traeiln.. ..* i j , JS
Manhattan Elevated ... U?V III 1 J iii
Michigan Central
National Lead Co ....;. <r*. *; ?
National C ordage Co .. ftv hi ?,*
National Cordage. pfd * r-V tt^
New Jersey Central l??u KM iii*"
New lork centra) ?;*
N Van 1 New hngiaad. s\r 1>S ?'? ?'*
V\_C. aad St Louis S S
Northern Pacific ' 4k ' 4k '
Nortnern Pactflc, pfd... , . UC jTJ
North American... a a" 1V
ont. and Western.. " 4 4
Pactflc Mail **
Phila. and Heading i;;. 'it* 'i-w "1(t^ :.l
Pullman P. cart* ? % ?
Kuluuond Terminai..'.' "i?'i ii "iiV ';i;
! Ph.a. iwtionT;;;; . 4 illw ?
I Texas Pacific s?t ?>? 1 .?
, leiin. Coal and Iron ... lTy iK * i;,* *
I nion Pacific
Waoaah 1...""." S 4* ,5,?
. Wabash, pfd i*x/' 'ikt' **:i
* heeling a Uke'Rrie" 1'.^ u ?' !?** ]? ?
, Wheeling* L L pid... 4ku Uw iij
We.ieru l uion Tel.. sav ^
i Wisconsin Central *
Silver ????
"Ax-div. l^' and ex-tighta.
"
UiikliinKlon Stook Kjclmngr.
Salt*?regular call. 12 o'clock m.-Columbia Na
I tftonal Bank. Mai;-'tfVi. *Natlouul V >uk. 5a
! MS. Am* ri.-an S< curltv ?jj<1 Tru?t. lonl^i*?: 1M
; 130^. Metrupolltau lUllmad. lav*3. Uulted Siite*
I Electric Light. 10*12*; 10*11!7K
i (k>v?*rnmrnt Uoiitli*. I'niTed Stntp? 4s, rt*g.. Ill'
! bid. I'nltnd Stat? 4*. US bid. 11
! L'uited Staifa 5?. 117 bid.
District of Columbia Boudi*. - 20-year fund. 5a,
' 108 bid. 30 year fund. <??. 114 i?ld. Water Sfrnk
curreucv 7?. 1W1. llti Mil. Water Slock currcn<y
7a, IIMm, 120 bid. Fuori. currency 3.tv\?, 11^ bid.
! llf? aaikcd. lU-u. 2-1 on. 1im? btd.
MI?ccUut)4H>ua bottda.?W?sbiu>:t?u and George
town Huilroad con\. 6*. l*t, 1IW t id. 138 ask*-d.
Waahln^ton and <icor|r?*towu ltMilrouil nni\. 2d.
133 bid. 138 &8ked. Mctn?i)olttaii KMl^'ad couv.
tia. 103 bid. 10? asked. Beit Kailma-! ,V. SS
100 a>k?xl. Fx'ktneton lUilnmd ?V*. v*r? bid. W?s>i
intfton <Jas (\?ujjwjiy. Ker. A, ?;*. 116 bid. Wanhiuir
tt?n <ias Compftiiy. s.-r. B. *1*. lis bid. WuMatue
ton <rai? CV?mjMny tonv. iJs. 13.", bid. I ultcd
Electric Li^ht cenv. 5?. 122 bid. CljcM.i(ieake and
Potomac IVlepixme 5a. 100 bid. Aoi?*rb*an S?T*rll)
?ud Trust St.. K. and A.. 1??0 bid. American Se
curlty and Trust 5s. A. and O.. KO bid. ashin^
tou Slarkvt Compan.v |gt <5s, Utt bid. Wat iingi< n
Market Company Imp. 0*. 106 bid. Wasbinrioo
. Market Company ext?-n. Hs. 103 bid. 107 asked.
] Mamtulc Hall As??M'iatioii 5s. 1U3 bid. >Va?hlii^tun
i Licht Infantry 1st 6s. 1?>8 bid. Wasbin?ct??n I?gbt
j Infantry 2d 7s. 1O0 bid.
1 National Bank Sto*-ks.-Bank of Wanhlnrton, 315
bid. 32o ask"d. Bank of U?-public. 225 bid. 2?5
askttl. Metropolitan. 280 bid. 21**0 asked. c?-ntral.
28?? bid. asked. Fanneni and Me?'hanica\ 1H0
bid- Second. 138 bid. 150 askid. Citi&ens*. 125
bid. 130 aaked. Oduitibia. 135 bid. Capital. 115
bid. West Eud. 112 bid. Traders*. 1U3 bid. 1VS
a?k?>d. L!nc*?ln. bid, d5 asked.
Safe Deposit and Truat Companies. National Safe
L>ej?oait and Trust. 12* bid. 133 asked. Wasblngton
L?>an and Trust. 123 bid. 125 askt^i. American Se
curity and Trust. 130 I?id. 131 asked.
llatlroad Stocks Wasblnxtou and <?eor?etown.
2*.s? i.ld. 305 asked. Metn?politau( 91 bkl. l<??
asked. Columbia. 65 bid, 68 asked. Belt. 29 bid.
E? kincton. 30 btd.
(iaa and Electric Light Stocks.?Washington <*aa.
47 bid. 4? asked. Georjretown Oss. 50 bid. t'nited
States Electric Llaht. 127 bid. 127*? asked.
Insurance Stocks. Firemen's. 41^ bid. 47 a*kcd.
Franklin. 43Va bid. 55 asked. Metropolitan. 70 bid.
Corcoran. 00 bid. Potomac. 78 bid. Arlington. 155
bid. German American. 155 bid. National I nlon.
13 bid. 16 asked. Columbia. 13% bid. 14 asked.
Blags. 7 bid. 7S askt-d. People's, 5\ bid.
asked. Idn<s?ln. 8 bid. 8H ask.d. C> mmerelal. 5
bid. 6 asked.
Title Insurance Stocks.? Resl Estate Title. 112
bid. 120 sk?'d. Columbia Tlile, 71*? bid. >? ask?d.
Washington Title, 5 bid, 8 asked. District Title,
15 bid.
Telephone Storks.?Pennsylvania.35 bid. 5o ask**d.
Chesapeake and Potomac, 53^ bid. 54^ asked.
American GraplMiphone, 4 bid. 5 asked. Pneumatic
Gun Carriage. .20 bid. .25 ;.sk?d.
Miscellaneous S!??cks.- Wnshlngton Market. 14
l id. Great Falls Ice, l lo\ bid. 150 nsked. Nor
folk and Washington Steamboat, w bid. Lincoln
Hall. 80 bid. asked. Inter-iXeau Building. 85
asked.
Tlnltfniore Marketa,
BAIaTTMOUE. Md.. May 81. Flour dull and un
cbang?-d-receipts. i*,47U barrels: shlpmenta. 1H.74!?
barrels; sales. 300 l*rrels. Wheat firmer Spot.
56Wa56%; June, W\a57; Julv. 37"4a57X; August.
5??5i*?4; steamer No. 2 red. 53l4a.r?8V? receipts,
14,627 bushels: shipments. 72.OU0 busbela; stcn-k,
457.823 bushels; sales. S4.01MI busliela: Billing
wheat by sample 55a57. Corn firm Sjs't 4^sa
44'j; July. 43S bid; steamer tulxcd. 42^*42 a
r*Helpts. 17.H40 bushels; st?>ck. *3.417 bushels,
sales. 41,000 bushels: southern <-orn by sample. 4?w
46S; do. grade. 46. Outs strong, prb-e inner
No. 2 white western. 44a44\^; No. 2 mixed >^cst
era 42*43 r^-elou. 15.000 bushels: Mock. 14,14(1
bn?h.-l?. m? ftn? V. 2, r,;?r^ receipts. C68
labels; stuck, 10.084 l.tisbeU. list .|UM HDrt
Jifadi -?oud to cl.nlc tt.uM-.li>. $14.5<ia?;5. Urn In
rr?*lpnt8 very dull i.nd u?H-liafi?r.?<l. Sup?r itetd}',
unchanged. Butter steady- Fac-v ctvauiery. 17a
1*. do. iiuit.it ivu. 1Xm13; do. Udl*-, 11*1 J; r?*d
Ja<lJe. 10; *tor.-pa< k.?d. ?m9. Km Arm-Fr.ak,
1-4- (mi wiak-furjr New Imk. to U.
Chleng;n C?rnin and Crovixlon Markets
Reported by Sil.i.j & C0? Bauker. and Broker,:
CMICAVU, May SI, 18S4.
... Month 0|M. Iilrli. I^iw. Clow.
Wheat-Miiy 54 64% 54 {,'%
Jui>- M% ssu Nil
_ M 57 r.--s ST 67V
Co?- May 37* 3;v 37%
Julr ?">'? 8-4 87% X*,,
n., **? ?"?{ ?H ?"? *?
Oats?M?y :tl4, 34\ 34'? 34.
Jl'ly 3:4 81"? Sis SI*
p,lrV *T** 27 27?? Wft
li?<5 llf-7 11* 11>T
'?'r 11N5 liaSt 11 "CV 11U2
, **?* ll'.'T law 11?7 l?w
I<ard V Ji y ?;5 ^ WT OT0
... J.-'y ?75 ?W ?75 ?su
SuUlU May OJ'J tUM ?17 ?KSU
Julr ?17 6^! 617 ??*>
York Cotton.
<?!'<*?? High. I*m. Clou*.
,""f 7.1U 7.15 7.10 7 12
J" I ~1? 7.1* 7.13 7 13
* , L T- 7.17 7.18
fceptt-ruber 7 7 ??,; 7 ..1 7
j <**ober 7^0 jjfc! 7.;* i*t
DISTRICT (.(HKIIVMKM,
An Mrnl Place.
E. D. Clapp of IU! 5?th street northwest has
written the Oommlnionnt requesting them
I lo advocate the cause of the District wheel
, men to have the right to course around
J" ,lhv, *'Htv U,t" H* ???at
I it is an ideal place for the wheelmen.
r*vlnic Streela.
1*he Commissioners today addressed a iet
1 ter to Senator lsham G. Harris relative to
! the amendments intended to be proposed by
) Sena tot Stewart to H.R. bill 5481. They H?y
. any appropriation for improving th??
1 r->a<i fr.?m Br<>ad Branch R??a.l to Chevy
Chase Circle should be conditioned upon
the dedication of a width of roadway of not
l?-s? than fifty feet to effect compliance with
, existing law.
The Improvement of Adams Mill r<*d
from Columbia road to the Zoological Parle
would be desirable. especially if the Im
provement of the road is extended through
, the Zoological Park. They also ste.te tie
amount for sprinkling macadam streets and
suburban roads could all be used udvati
tageouFly en the roads and also thr.t the
appropriation for street cleaning be in
' streets t0 ,,rov'>ie fur ?Prlnklin?j jr. paved
i
Commissioner Koaa Retnrns
j Commissioner Ross returned to the city
jester Jay and was at his desk at the Dis
| trict building today.
'?"ml 8tand.
The executive committee at the Knight*
of Pythias has requested permission of the
Commissioners to erect a stand with seats
j on th? south side of Pennsylvania avenue
between <th and :?lh streets north*-si for
the accommodation of persons dtsirlr.*.
them to view the parade of the Knights of
Pythias on the J!?th of August next
KhIIiIIiiic Permits.
The building permits issued today w>re
as follows:
James Ryan, to one brick dwelling at
Sol C street southwest to c>st t>,<<?*".
A. Ostman.^tn one hrlck private stable In
rear of 813 <th street northeast, to cost
$700.
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DISTRICT l\ <OM.HI>?.
\\ llhofit n Qswrnw.
The House IMstrict cummlttee failed ta
get a meeting today, owing to the lack of
a quorum. A special request had be -n
made to members to be present, in order
that the tax assessment bill might be taken
up. but only Messrs. Abl<ott. Meredith.
I Richardson and Babcock. besides the chair
man. responded.
The committee on public library of the
Washington board of trade vat present,
having been promised a hearing on the
public library bill. In vie* of the im
portance of this measure and the desire
for early action upon it u heating had been
I proposed before the full <-omTlttee. The
| lack of a quon.m prevented this, however.
and another effort will be ma le by Ohalr
i man Heard to secure a quorum next U ed
| nesday at 1" o'clock, at which time thf
purpose of the bill will be briefly explained
by the committee from the board of trade.
CAPITOL Tone*.
Leave* of (hienrr.
A <v>mrolrt~e from the government print
ing office, consisting of Messrs J. 1. Ken
nedy. Alfred Thorns*. Chas. F. Blllop and
W. H. Triplett. appeared before the House
committee on appropriations this morning
to urse action upon the resolution to pay
the discharged employes of the printing of
fice the amount of leave of absence accru
ing at the tir^o of their dismissal.
The commute- received the argument*
and w.ll confer with the public printer be
fore taking action upon the resolution.
The Illness of Rev. Hugh Johnston.
It is stated tojay by friends that certain
: rumors with reference to I>r Johnston, pas
tor of the Metropolitan M E Church, suf
fering a relapse in his illness are not cor
rect. Or. Johnston Is now convalescing
from an attack of typhoid fever. He la
gradually gaining strength, and Is on th?
s'ire read to recovery. Information receiv
ed from Toronto. Canada, as late as tha
2l'th It stant brings encouraging news frori
him. He Is at the home of his dr.ughter In
Toronto, and will remain in Canada until
he has fullv recovered It will be en coo r
acit?K news to his congregation ?nd frt-nds
to ki<ow that he will b* able to resume his
pastorate by the close of the heated period
Another Donnelly Cnse.
James IX Donnelly, who has been pro
ceeded against more than any other citizen
of the District for the alleged llleeal sale
of liquor. Is again to be called upon to de
| fend a charge. He keeps a store corner of
14th and I streets northwest, but has failed
year after year In his efforts to obtain a
license. Persons residing in the neighbor
hood have always made complaint when
liquor was sold there, and recently the com
plaints have been more rigorous than here
I totore.
Determined to take some action which
woul<i at least satisfy the persons complsin
ing. MaJ Moore made a detail of two men
from headquarters to apprehend the groc?r
In the sale of liquor. If tliey found that he
was so engaged.
Detectives Carter and Gallaher were the
j men selected, and. acting upon testimony
I recently obtained, they have procured a
i warrant for the arrest of the owner of the
store.
Donnelly has never before been prosecuted
' under the new law. which provide* a penal
j ty of from fclo to tsuu for first conviction.
Personal Mention.
Mr. James T. DuBois leaves today with
his family for Spring Farm. Hallst?ad. Pa.,
to spend the summer.
Mr Samuel Roads. Jr.. chief of the sta
tionery division of the Treasury Depart
ment. yesterday delivered the memorial ad
dress at his home at Marblehead. Mass.
The exercises there were under the dlrec
Hon of John Goodwin, Jr.. Post, G A. R.
In Memory of Rev. f?r. <?re>.
Services In memorial of Rev. Dr. E. H.
| Grey will he held this evening at the K
Street Baptist Church.
Tomorrow's Card.
The following is the program of tomor
row s races at the Alexander island track:
First race?Fit* rurlongs. Salisbury. 114;
Traitor. KM; Mattie Chun. 101; Blackburn.
117; Jeno, I'M, Finance. 117: Major Thorn
ton, 117; Poverty. Ill; Red Dick. 114.
Second race?Four and a half furlongs.
Senator Hill. HO; Klixabeth filly. Ittrt, Eve
lyn Carter filly. 1<??; -Nestless, 1<?; Katie
Gray, l??'; Miss Dolorla filly. 100; Jews
harp. H>!?.
Third race, one mile?C. O. D? 107; Pel
ham. 1"2: Freejrx. 1<?: Ix>tlon. 10G; Fern
w< od. 1<HI; Vocallte. !??!?. Martel. 09.
Fi urth rae- five furlongs?Jim Pagan, pk;
Sir Alford. I'M: Reine DCr. Ml; Con Lucy.
!?8: I>etrolt. W; Keime, 1<M; Syracuse. 107;
Culpeper, IB.
Fifth race, handicap, five furlongs?K?y
West. 127; A. O. H., 113; Grand Prix. 113;
S?ee( Alice, KKf; Fannie Beverley, 100;
Dutch Lou. Mi.
Rnnir of the Thermometer.
The following were the readings of the
thermometer at the weather bureau today:
8 n_m., 30; 2 p.m., &4; maximum. 57; mini
mum. 48.
Miss Frances Wlllard announces that ow
ing to the financial stress in the United
States she returns to the National Wo
ivan's Christian Temperance Union her last
two years' salary which she received as
president of that organization.

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