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No. 13,198. WASHINGTON, D. O., SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1895-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS.
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NEED OF ASSISTANCE The information comes from a reliable source that not all the reasor.s have pub licly been given for the desire of Senator Quay to repossess himself of the control of the republican machine In .Pennsylvania. He himself confesses that he may stand for the chairmanship of the state commit tee, and this is construed in some quarters as the first move on his part toward head ing or otherwise controlling the state dele gation to next year's republican national convention. He wants to play as influen tial a part as possible in the naming of the presidential candidate, and at the same time to see that the tariff Is not lost sight of In the building cf the platform. Cnmt rcin In n Bail Way. But before that time occasion will call for activity on Mr. Quay's part. His friend and colleague, Mr. Cameron, is said to be In a bad way at home, and will shortly need some assistance In making for solid ground again. Mr. Cameron's silver pro gram has "stumped" a good many of his old supporters at home?men of substance and position, who have always responded wub both hard work and money whenever his individual fortunes were in the scale. Those fortunes are soon to be in the scale aj,ain. Mr. Cameron's commission as Sena if? ln and he wants to succeed himself. But his devotion to silver s alienating many of his old friends, and it is said, indeed, that unless Mr. Quay who has always been his main support in the manipulation of the machine, comes to inHr^SCUe' anj that' too> with energy, the anti-Cameron people may carry the day. Rcfnaed to Indorse Sliver. Mr. Cameron's eyes were first opened by the refusal of certain counties ln the northern tier where ho had always been strong to pass resolutions sustaining his position on free coinage. The resolutions were carefully prepared and intrusted to experienced lieutenants, but it was found to be imposs b e to have them approved. The old republican strongholds would not S,"Ver even at Mr- Cameron's instance, and county after county so in k'm' Then the real danger appear ed, and It seemed necessary to be watch ful about this year's state convention. ? a ri"?l,l,K anti-silver resolution Should be presented there, and so construct ed as to carry by implication a censure of Mr. Cameron with it? What if it should pass with enthusiasm? Where would that leave Mr. Cameron? What chance would he have left of succeeding himself la the Sen ?i..A.n<L what would become of his pres idential boomlet. The Call fop Quay. Hence the call for Mr. Quay. "Mr. Quay must not only attend the state convention as a delegate.but must. If possible, get hold again of the party machine. The two Sen ators work together ln perfect accord. Mr. Quay is going to the state convention to prevent. If possible, any action antago nistic to his colleague, and then, if pos sible. to capture the state committee In the interest of still further protecting the senatorial succession. HI* Record is Straight. It is expected that Mr. Quay will be able to make himself all the more useful by reason of the fact that he has not gone with Mr. Cameron on this crusade for silver. W hile his colleague has been voting and hobnobbing with the silverites and winning their unbounded praise, he has kept close to Mr. Sherman and the party platform. In this way he has preserved hia record, and now has prestige to spare at home on the money question at a time when his colleague needs a devoted per sonal turn. Suppose He Fails. But suppose Mr. Quay, with all his skill as a politician, is unable to ward off the impending hostile resolutions. Suppose he fails to capture the chairmanship of the state committee. Who will care for Cam eron then? The question carries anxiety with It. Quay may be oeaten. THE ARIZONA GOVERNORSHIP. I Report of the Inspectors Said to Be Adverse to Gov. Hnglies. The expected action on the case of Gov. Hughes of Arizona will not be taken for some days owing to the absence of Secre tary Smith in Georgia. The report of In- | spectors Dungan and Olive, whfc were or dered to make a full examination of all the charges made against Gov. Hughes, is said to be adverse, as all the charges made against him are practically sustained. The severest charge was that of tilling up the territorial offices with members of his own family to the exclusion of the rest of the population of Arizona. Meantime, pending the routine forwarding of the re port of the inspectors and the action of the Secretary upon it, there is a lively race in progress between ex-Governor Gulick, who held the place down in Mr. Cleveland's tlrst administration, an able-bodied ranch man named Quinn, said to be a distant relative of the noted Dan Quinn, and Col. Hcrndon, who was the defeated candidate for delegate last fall. The President took a rart of the papers in the case to Gray Gables, but is await ing the receipt of the final word from the Secretary before naming a successor to Hughes. The latter has filed charges against United States Marshal Meade and the secretary of the territory, Mr. Bruce, who, he alleges, have been instrumental in bringing on all his trouble. Ex-Senator Martin of Kansas ha3 taken an interest ing and interested hand in the ruction, as he has large investments out that way that call for good government the year round. NEW GERMAN AMBASSADOR. Boron Von TIii??lm;in nnil Ills Family Have Arrived in Washington. Baron \ on Thielman, who succeeds Baron Saurma Jeltsh as German ambassadot* to the United States, arrived here last even ing, accompanied by his wife, two daugh ters and a retinue of eight servants. They have apartments at the Shoreham, but will have in about a week for Deer Park, where th^y will spend the summer. The German embassy v. ill remain closed until October. Baron Von Thielman is by no means a stranger here, having served here before from 1S74 to ISTs as secretary of legation. He has traveled extensively in this coun try, and is the author of "Four Trips Through America." lit- was a delegate to the 1 aris monetary conference in l.sso. Be fore coming here he was accredited to Ba varia in a diplomatic capacity. He is a p-eat linguist and a scholar of high stand ing. He will not enter actively upon his Qil'.omatic functions here until he has been formally received by the President, and it la possible he may visit Gray Gables in or der to pn sent his credentials. A different f?Ia5??n\ent' h?^"ver' ma>" bo made with the secretary of State. THE SQUADRON AT KIEL Particulars of the Accident Sent by Ad miral Kirkland. The German Emperor Desired to Visit tlie New York and Permission Given for Her to Remain. Secretary Herbert received an interesting cable message this morning from Admiral Kirkland, commanding the United States squadron at Kiel. It is dated this morning and shows that an error was made in the statement that an accident had occurred on one of the Columbia's launches. Ac cording to tiie admiral, the boiler of a launch belonging to the cruiser San Fran c!sco exploded during the festivities at Kiel yesterday, and three men (not four, as originally reported) had been Injured. Their injuries, however, the admiral says, ere not serious in a single case. The cruiser Marblehead, which made the pass age through the canal and ran aground at one point, has arrived safely at Kiel. Kaiser Wants to Visit tlie New York. Admiral Kirkland says that the German Emperor has expressed a desire to visit the Nyw York, and that he has directed that she remain at Kiel a few days longer for that purpose. He requested authority to keep cue of the launches of either the ! New York or the Columbia, which are about to return to New York for the flag ship San Francisco, to take the place or the damaged one. Permission Grirnted. Secretary Herbert cabled him in reply, granting this request and approving his action In detaining the New York for the purpese stated. He also asked for the names of the men injured in the accident on the launch. The report of the accident has caused great rnxiety .among the rela tives and friends of the men with the squadron. The statement that none of the men are seriously Injured is reassuring, but it is not complete in the matter of identification. GEN. McALPIN'S ELECTION. It Had No Retiring: on Gov. Morton** Presidential Candidacy. There has been an inclination among many politicians who favor Gov. Morton of New York for the presidential nomination in 1806 to attach much importance to the act of the convention of the League of Re publican Clubs at Cleveland in electing Gen. McAlpin of New York to be its presi dent. A gentleman who attended the meeting of the convention, and who is thoroughly versed on the motives that actuated the delegates in the election of a president, in conversation with a Star reporter today scouted this idea. At the convention it was thought in a general way that the east should have the honor of the presidency of the league, but the real influence which actuated the delegates in the selection of Gen. McAlpin was a financial consideration, according to this statement. For many years Gen. McAlpin has been prominent in the affairs of the republican party, and has before been a delegate to the national con vention of the Republican League. He is a man of great wealth, and has been one of the most liberal subscribers to the re publican fund of the state of New York. A Financial Consideration. When the league met in Cleveland a few days ago the /nembeis realized that they were in financial straits of an annoying cbiracter. The league nas in debt for from $6,000 to $7,000, with no apparent way to make up the deficit. It was argued that it was important to elect a man for the pres idency who would be l'kely to come to the front in a financial emergency. Gen. Mc Alpin was a man of great wealth, who had proven himself to be very liberal in its use for party purposes, and this fact, joined with his*popularity, and the further fact that there was a desire to let the presi dency go east this year, all combined to give him the support for tne office. It is said that although Gen. McAlpin is a strong friend of Gov. Morton, this friend ship had absolutely nothing to do with his selection, and that the action of the con vention has no bearing whatever on the preferences of the delegates for the presi dential nomination. The question of a preference for any presidential candidate was carefully guard ed against in the convention, because it was felt that any move to favor any candi date would probably result in a factional fight that would be detrimental to har mony, and would be looked upon by the delegates generally as much out of place. Care was taken that the convention should take no action that could be construed for or against any particular candidate. AN EXECUTIVE BUDGET. Some Revenue Cutter Commissions Received From the President. A budget was received at the White House this morning from the President, at ! Gray Gables. It was neither large nor 1m I portant so far as its public contents were [ concerned. It is interesting, however, in being the first received. It included the commissions of Carl M. Green, Levin T. Jones, William E. Maccoun and Charles W. Zastrow as first assistant engineers in the revenue cutter service. These oilicers were recently examined for promotion and suc cessfully met all the requirements. Why the Flng Floats. The unexpected reappearance of the na tional flag at the top of the White House staff this morning started a rumor among the clerks and employes of the neighboring departments that the President, or at least Mr. Thurber, had resumed business in that historic home of Presidents. The telephone was kept busy answering inquiries on this point, and it was developed that there ?'ire lots of people who desire to see the President as soon as he returns to the city. The tiisplay of the flag at the White House usually means that the President is at home, but it is explained that it was raised today merely to indicate that the Marine Rind would play in the President's ground; this afternoon. PRINTING OFFICE ADDITION. Contracts for Materials Made by Col. Wilson, in Charge of Conntruction. Col. Wilson of the corps of engineers is determined to expedite the construction of the six-story tire-proof addition to the gov ernment printing office as rapidly as com patible with the complete safety and se surity of the work. He has just concluded contracts for material as follows: Terra cotta work, the Empire Fireproofing Co. of Pittsburg, # at $12,1*50; sand, John H. Lord of this city, at $1.12 per cubic yard; Portland cement, the Atlas Cement Co. of New York, at $2.i4> per barrel; domestic ceni| t, Jamej IT. >T Gill and H. A. Jones & Co. of this city. 77 cents per barrel; lime. 'H. A. J ones ^ Co.. at 50 cents per barrel: pine Mooring, to E. E. Jackson of this city, at $32 per 1.?h?.) feet, board meas ure; Georgia pine joists, to Thomas W. Smith of this city, at $IS.25 per 1,01)0 feet, board measure. Mexico Rednces Postnge. Word reaches here that President Diaz of Mexico issued a decree on June 4 reducing letter postage rates from 10 to 5 cents on letters mailed inside the republic, and from 5 to 4 cents for local letters. The change does not affect letters from the United States. Missouri Anti-Silver Men Will Not Oppose a Convention. WILL ENDEA70R TO CONTROL IT . r C' How They Propose to Checkmate Free Coinage. CLEVELAND AFTERMATH S??clal Dispatch to The Erenlng Star. ST. LOUIS. June 22.?Indications point to an entire change of tactics on the part of the anti-silver wing of the. democratic party in Missouri. Chairman Karris of La clede has drummed up a majority of county chairmen- and persuaded them to sign his call for Independent action as a .rebuke to the state committee. At first it was the disposition of the commute and the sound money men generally "ignore him. But there is such a palpable reaction in favor of the "honest dollar." or at least against an arbitrary ratio of 10 to 1, that those who were dead set against a conven tion a month ago now seem to think it would be a good thing. Even so staunch a gold man as Chairman Maffitt himself has said that a convention will probably be called. There is but one explanation to this?the anti-silver men think they may be able to control it. It is a good thing for their side that they didn't call the convention when the demand was first made on them for by refusing to do so they gained valu able time. It is not likely now that a date wou d be set earlier than September, which would throw the election of delegates to the last week of August. Capt. Tom Connor, a lead and zinc mag nate from Jasper county, although unalter ably opposed to the free coinage of silver at ary ratio, will vote in the state com nuttee, of which he is a member, "for a convention. He ?aid to The Star corre spondent today: "I not only favor a convention under the circumstances, but I favor a fight for its control. The people are not fools, and if the issue is properly presented to them they will oppose free silver. I know that irom the wonderful change that has taken place in public sentiment even within the last sixty days where both sides have been presented. I firmly believe that if the work were to do over again In Illinois, and the sound money men should make a tight they would win and control the convention! The moral effect which the control of the inevitable forthcoming convention In this state by the honest money men would have cannot be estimated. It would give the sound money element throughout the coun try fresh courage and do a world of good in other ways." Capt. Connor is understood to voice the sentiment of many prominent sound money democrats both in and out of the commit tee. A Gold Democrats View. Another gold democrat, speaking of the reaction in sentiment, said to the corre spondent a few days ago: "One positive - proof that the people of Missouri aro no longer daft on silver is the subsidence of Senator George G. Vest. Vest can always be relied upon to get in line with what he believes to be the predomi nant sentiment among democrats of Mis souri. Two months ago he was satisfied that nine-tenths of the party wers in favor of free silver, and he was not fartfrom rignt then. He hastened, us usual, to write a letter in harmony with the prevailing view, and for a time he was very glib in hia denunciation of gold bugs and the crime of '73.' But for a month he has kept his mouth shut. He would not only l.ke to burn the letter, but the memory of it, if he could." * The State Association of Bankers, which has just held Its annual session at Jeffer son City, handled the subject of standards of value very gingerly. One reason Is found in the fact that a majority of the members are country bankers, representing little capital, and the state treasurer, Lon V Stephens, a very rich banker, is a 10 to i apostle. His Influence is very great in the association. Thinks It Would Cauxc a Split. By Assoelatetd Press. ST. LOL'IS, June 22.?Ex-Gov. Francis, asked what he thought about a silver con vention being called by the democratic com mittee, said: "I sincerely hope the commit tee will not call a convention. There is no necessity for it, and, in my judgment, it would be a grievous political mistake; it would- create a schism In the party which would not be healed before the election of ?!*!." TWO OPIXIOXS EXPRESSED. Wliat Republicans at Cleveland Say of the Convention.. Spoclal From a Staff CorresiiondeDt. CLE\ ELAND, Ohio, June 22.?Politicians here are giving expression to two diverse opinions upon the result of the convention which closed yesterday. As a rule, the men from the east of the Alleghenies are disappointed because the convention did not adopt a platform as heretofore and take a position upon the silver question by reaffirming the doctrine set forth in the republican platform of the last national convention. They say it would have been best for the convention to have met the question face to face, as If not afraid of it and to have relegated it to the next nation iV,???.'iVCntl0," for settlement. They claim that the action of the convention in dodg ing the issue will stimulate the silver peo ple to renewed activity in subsequent re publican gatherings. The class of men who hold a different ~"'on fror" lh!s say the convention did the wise and sensible thing. It is true the league conventions have heretofore given expression to platform, they sav, but never under such circumstances and - when a direct issue was threatened in the party. They claim It would have been the height of Impertinence as well as of folly in this gathering to have attempted to set the pace "P"n ,a question which will require the I united wisdom and courage of the legiti mate party organization to handle. al? es,e. are lhe opinions freely expressed ?J ?.in cony?ntion adjourned, and there Is still some bitterness among the delega tions growing out of the matter the other hand, the silver men are \ery well pleased. Senators Dubois and Carter are delighted with the Idea that ^ the c,?r'vc?tion to keep hands ,L" , as they would have regarded a reaffirmation of the Minneapolis platform as a blow at tne white metal. The silver men claim they made the sound mo.ey peo ple "take to the woods." as they call it fliey feel that their threats of making a light within the party have scared the other side out ot attempting an aggressive light on silver and believe that they will continue to bluff the sound money repub themS ln a positive stand against Gov. McKiulcy*N Reception. The arrival of Gov. McKinley last night has created considerable talk on account of the lukewarm reception* which he received. The convention was over, of course, and a great number of delegates had left the city on early trains, but there was still a fair attendance, and he failed to excite the lea??t enthusiasm among these. St th%J'w?ihrhWalkod thro"Kh the lobby of 1 J?re were several hundred dele gates standing around. One solitary in dividual, and one alone, raised a cheer, and the governor passed through the crowd in the midst of almost a dead silence. The citizens gave him a cordial reception afterward, but the visiting politicians were very coy. It is the opinion of the best posted poli ticians that Henry Clay Evans of Tennes j see has made more political capital out of this convention than any one else. His | friends have conducted an active cam paign for him, and it is certain that his candidacy for second place on the presiden tial ticket has been heavily boomed. N. O. M. DEMOCRATIC ORATORS A Party Will Make a Tour of the North west Dcmccrntic Doctrine to Be Preached in Several States I'nder Lawrence Gardner's Direction. Mr. George Hazzard, secretary of the Democratic Society of Washington state, has been In Washington for the past two or three weeks, making final arrangements for a tour by democratic statesmen and orators through the northwestern states this autumn. The party will consist of from twelve to fourteen persons all told, and will be under the individual direction of Mr. Lawrence Gardner, secretary of the democratic congressional committee and National Association of Democratic Clubs, assisted by his secretary, Mr. Edwin Sefton, who will leave Washington the 2(Jth of July and traverse the entire route in ad vance of the party for their reception and entertainment. Mr. Sefton will cross the continent, and, then return to Duluth in time to meet the party, who will take steamer at Buffalo and sail through the Great Lakes to that point, and at that place their crusade will begin. Mr. Hazzard has already been over the ground, and has made all the preliminary arrangements, and he reports that this party will receive a more hearty reception than the party which went out in 18U1. Feeling in the XorthweMt. In a number of the states the party will divide, so that several meetings can be held on the same evening at different points. It is estimated that there will be about 150 meetings held during the journey. When asked how it was possible for east ern orators to make a tour through the northwest at the present time with the silver exejtement running so high, Mr. Hazzard a%swered: "This is a party going out to preach democracy, pure and simple, and the unification of the opposition to the republican party." He says the peo ple of the northwest are democrats first and are great believers in old-fashioned democratic doctrine of majority rule, and while a number of them are very earnest in their desire for free silver, believing it to be the means by which the greatest number can be benefited, they have x ot reached the point that they would oppose the democratic party simply because they could not have their way absolutely and entirely. They have a deep abhorrence of the individual in politics, ar.d believe that principles should be the first consideration. In Xo Oue*M Particular Intercut. The gentlemen composing the party repre sent so many different views that it cannot be charged that they are gohig out in the interests of any particular doctrine or any candidate for the presidency; but simply to assist in perfecting the organization of the democracy In the northwest. The As sociation of Democratic Clubs holds a pe culiar position in the machinery of the party and differs very radically from the League of Clubs of the republicans. The National Association meets but once in four years, and then after the nominating convention has been held, so they can in nowise be used to further personal political ambitions. Their plan of organization is so broad that It has taken well in the west ern states, and while playing a prominent part in the campaign of 'ifcf, it is hoped by the managers that the results of this trip will be even more far reaching than the previous one. Senator Morgan will be the leader of this party. Itinerary of the Party, It is now arranged that the party will leave Washington about August 24, reach ing Buffalo, N.Y., on the 27th, then through the great lakes to Duluth, where the ini tial meeting will be held, and from there the party will pioceed westward Into North and South Dakota, then on Into Montana, holding the first meeting in that state at ( Butte, then south into the Yellowstone Park, returning from which place they will spend a week in Montana, and from there through Idaho to Washington, where speeches will be made at the opening of the annual meeting of the Democratic So ciety of Washington. The party will then proceed south through Oregon, and thence through Idaho to Salt Lake City, and then west to San Francisco, and from this point their homeward journey will begin, pass ing through New Mexico, Nevada, Colora do, Utah, Nebraska, and thence east to St. Louis and home. It Is expected that this trip will consume about six weeks. POTOMAC 11 IYER MOATS. Gen. Dumoiit Ready to In ventilate the Charge of Overcrowding:. If Gen. Dumont, supervising inspector of steam vessels, can secure evidence of the alleged overcrowding of Potomac river boats he will at or.ce begin an investiga tion of the charges. In case it can be proven that this alleged overcrowding took place the steamboat companies violating the regulation of the Treasury Department would be liable for a fine to an amount eqfial to the toll charged all the passengers on board the vessel, together with a fine of $10 for each passenger in excess of the number the vessel is allowed to carry. The great difficulty the Treasury Depart ment finds in successfully prosecuting the owners of steam vessels charged with .car rying an excess of passengers is the lack of evidence. It frequently happens that in cases of great crowds on excursion boats complaint is .made to the department, but when an investigation Is attempted the per sons complaining have no other evidence to offer except their impression that the num ber was too great. Of course no prosecu tion could be effected on such testimony If it is denied by the steamboat companies. How to Secnre Evidence. The Treasury Department would advise any person who thinks a steamer is over crowded to gather together several wit nesses at the gang plank when the vessel arrived, and then to make a count of all peisons landing, ihis count to be sworn to by the witnesses. In that way there would be ground for definite action. There is no way for the steamship com panies to successfully avoid a fine if suffi cient evidence is ofL'eied that they have violated the law. These steamship com panies are supplied with a circular detail ing the law on the overcrowding of steam ers. The department certifies to every steamer the number of passengers it is al lowed to carry, this number being com puted according to the number of square feet of its decks. If this number.is exceed ed the case is a clear one, but, as said, the difficulty always comes in proving the over crowding in a way that would be accepted in a court of law, after the offense has been committed and the evidence destroyed, unless there are witnesses who can be summoned to state facts and not fancies. DenicM the Rcpoifc. Mr. J. E. Dodge, assistant to the Attor ney General, denies the report from Ra cine, Wis., that he contemplates resigning his fedeigil office. MR. REED'S METHODS How He is Selecting Men for Com mittee Work. CLIPPINGS OF NEWSPAPER INTERVIEWS Importance of the Right Men in the Right Places. NEW MEMBERS CAREFUL Stories are being circulated among prom inent republicans about the method that Mr. Reed Is pursuing to help him In the selection of men for the various commit tees of the House of Representatives, much to the astonishment and dismay of some of the new members. The next House of Representatives In some material respects will be organized under difficulties that have seldom troubled a Speaker. Mr. Reed has never had such a problem even In his stormy career as the leader on the republican side of the cham ber. These difficulties grow from the fack that most of the members of the republican majority will not only be serving their first term in the Fifty-fourth Congress, but for the most part they are untried politicians, whose Ideas are. little known and whose standing on important public questions has never been ascertained because they have never been called upon to act In matters of that kind. TUe Problem to Be Solved. The problem now before Mr. Reed, and which he must solve. Is how to place these untried men upon committees. It is re garded as a foregone conclusion that Mr. Reed will be elected Speaker of the House, whatever his chances for the presidential nomination may be. So he is not looked upon as presumptuous In thinking at this early day about the men he is expected to handle to the best advantage of the party In the next Congress. ? It is reported that Mr. Reed has taken measures to secure clippings from news papers containing interviews with the new members, and those who served in the last Congress as well. In order to Inform him self of the opinions of these men on ques tions likely to be considered by the House. It is said he is also getting clippings of re ports of conventions that have been held throughout the country during the past several months, so that he may be more closely In touch not only with members of his own party, but also with members of the democratic and populistlc parties. To a Star reporter a prominent republi can said today that he was firmly con vinced that several republicans who hold ambitions for important positions in the next Congress are watching closely every move of men they think will be candidates against them for coveted honors, In order to be able to place In the hands of the Speaker data that will be powerful In In fluencing his decision. Resulting from these reports many of the new members are very circumscribed In regard to tbelr public acts and expressions of opinion. It is said that this quiet In vestigation which Is going on will prac tically decide most of the important com mittee appointments long before the meet ing of Congress. Importance of t'owidltlee Work. Chief among the questions that will come before Congress will be the subject of sli ver. Consequently the committee on bank ing and currency is regarded as one of the most important of the committees, and the selection not only of its chelrman. but of every member, both republican and demo cratic, will have much attention. The great difficulty of getting any legislation through the House without the help of the com mittee to which such matters are referred Is well known. In the last Congress the chairman of the committee on immigration was Mr. Gelssenhalner of New Jersey.whose district was made up largely of people In terested In having little restriction to im migration. The result was that although a great deal of Influence was brought to bear to obtain some revision of the Immi gration laws, no action could be secured from the committee during the entire Con gress. That result was attained because not only the chairman but a majority of the committee were opposed to tampering with the Immigration laws. This is but one Instance In which the great power of the committees was made evident during the last Congress, and the power of these committees is so strong as to cause it to be recognized by every one at all familiar with the working of Con gress. For these reasons the formation of the committees is regarded as the basts of the work of a Congress, dnd the importance of having the right men In the right places is readily seen. Mt. llced Tnlka but Little. Mr. Reed has talked but little for publi cation on the issues that are likely to con sume the time of the Fifty-fourth Congress, and his views on these questions are known chiefly because of his record in past Con gresses. Politicians regard it as of much moment for them to learn whether Mf. Reed will seek to carry out any special policy by forming the committees in a way to give any particular bent to the legisii tion to be attained. Of course, the various factions in the party will claim their right to have proper representation on important committees, but there will be no appeal from Mr. Reed's decisions. The only re ccurse the disappointed men will havo will be that which has always been resorted to by soldiers and sailors?they may grumble. These reports of the method being taken by the Speaker to gift light on the charac ter of the new men who will be in his party are causing some of the new members to ve very careful about their comments on public questions. They don't want to spoil their political careers at their beginning by being relegated to obscure committee places. How He Contracted Senile Debility. Following is a copy of an affidavit filed in the pension office by a claimant aged sev enty-two years, In reply to a call made by an examli er as to when, where and how he contracted "senile debility." "I cannot say precisely when and where and how I contracted senile debility. It has come cn quite gradually. I seemed free from It at my birth, yet if I had not been born so far back as I was then I would not be suffering from it so seriously now. The most eminent authorities are agreed that old age Is of a permanent character. ?nd I begin to feel certain that my chances of be coming younger are exceedingly slim. In mv case senile debility is not due to vicious habits, yet I have a liablt of getting older each day. I have been infirm from age ever since 1 began to grow old." Mediciil Corp* Itinljfe. There is sonie dissatisfaction amo"g mem bers of the medical corps of the array with the present corps insignia, which is de scribed as a conventional shield, without proper significance. It has been proposed that the army, as well as the navy medical corps, adopt as their official badge the Geneva cross, known the world over as the badge of the military medical corps. There is opposition to this cross, however, on the ground that it is common to ail countries and distinctive to none. To Vlult tUe Preuldcnt. Secretary and Mrs. Carlisle will leave here next Tuesday to visit the President and Mrs. Cleveland at Gray Gables. MADRID PAPERS EXCITED Apprehensive of the United States Seizing Havana. Tbe Mora Clnlm Said to Be tbe Done of Context I ion?A Cnbnn Editor Arrented. \ MADRID, June 22.?The Madrid press Is publishing inflammatory statements as to the reported demand of the United States for the settlement of the Mora claim. The ! impression apparently prevails that Havana is to be seized and held unless the Mora claim is paid. The Madrid newspapers say editorially that Preside/it Cleveland's recent procla mation against Cuban -filibusters in the United States was to be followed by a payment by the Spanish government of the Mora claim. The papers take the posi tion that under this understanding the United States authorities will not exert themselves to carry out the President's proclamation by a suppression of the fili busters until Spain has actually paid the claim. There is entire silence on the subject in government circles, and the excited state ments of the Madrid press are not credited amcng officials. HAVANA, June 22.?Senor Manuel Core nado, managing editor of La Discussion, has been arrested and imprisoned by the military authorities. Candldo Bermudez, at Soledad, near Clen fuegos, province of Santa Clara, has raised a band of thirty Insurgents and has been joined by thirty more of tho men in arms against the government. At Canajuani, province of Santiago de Cuba, seven insurgents, three of whom were promir ent men, have surrendered to the authorities. Col. Tejera has had a skirmish with the insurgents at Puerto, near Bayamo, prov ince of Santiago le Cuba. The insurgents lost two killed and the troops captured one prisoner. One soldier was wounded. Three columns of troops, consisting of 2,000 men, under Gens. Caaco and Garcia and Col. Navarro, acting In conjunction with one another and accompanied by nine guides, have left Hongolo Songo, marching in the direction of Gran Piedra, In order to attack the strong positions occupied by the insurgents in the Sierra Mastria. The country traversed by the troops is full of ii-tricate paths, and the soldiers are _ex periencing much difficulty in pushing for ward. The place in which the insurgents' camp and hospital are located is thought to be inaccessible. A band of 100 insurgents, under Basilco Guerra, has been attacked by Col. Rizo at Aguadilla, near Remedios, province of Santa Clara. The insurgents disbanded and left two dead and four wounded on the field. Troops are being sent from the province of Santiago de Cuba to the province of Santa Clara, In vle.v of an increase in the insurgent force at Vilas Linares. The colonel of the Camajuani regiment of volunteers has committed suicide be cause the major of his regiment, Cassalles. has deserted to the enemy with many of the soldiers of that regiment. Capt Gen. Martinez de Campos has sail ed with a detachment of troops to Cienfue gos, province of Santa Clara. COAL PRODUCT ABROAD. Consul Grinnell'a Report of Thin Im portant Minting InduNtry. Consul Grinneil, at Manchester, England, has sent to the State Department a report touching the coal product of England and other countries. He says: "By far the most Important mining industry in the United Kingdom is coal. Turning to the European countries it will be seen that the country which has the largest output of coal, after the United Kingdom, is Ger many; it will be observed, however, that the quantity of coal produced in that country does not amount to half of that produced in the United Kingdom. After Gfermany comes France, which country only producas a third of what is produced in Germany; while next again comes Bel gium. where the amount is not far be hind that produced in France. The value of coal worked at the place of production, certainly in France, and probably In Bel gium, too, is far higher than it is in either the United Kingdom or Germany. There is one other country, however, with which it is necessary to compare the out put with that in European countries, name ly, the United States. In the latter coun try the quantity of coal produced has in recent years increased very considerably, until now it almost equals that of this country." Changes In the Interior Department. The following official changes have been made in the Department of the Interior: Office of tho Secretary?Promotions: Chas. H. Cassavant of Pennsylvania, clerk at $1,200 to proof reader for Official Reg ister for 181)5 at *1,400; C.M.Parklns of Vir ginia, watchman at $720 to messenger at $840. Patent office?Resignation: Eugene Diven of New York, fourth assistant examiner, $1,200. Pension office?Promotions: John S. Pat terson of New Jersey, Monticello B. Ilays of District of Columbia and John H. Jenks of Missouri, clerks at $1,200 to special ex aminers at $1,:>00. Resignation: Wm. J. Bolway of New York, clerk at $1,000. Office of commissioner of railroads?Pro moflon: Chas. E. Thomas of South Caro lina, clerk for duty as confidential clerk to the commissioner. $1,200 to $1,400. Office of education?Appointment: Well ford Addis of Florida, agricultural college clerk, $1,800. Officc of Indian affairs?Promotions: Or lando M. McPherson of Kansas and John H. Hinton of Missouri, clerks, $1.4O0 to $1,000; Miss Margaret R. Hodgkius of Maine, clerk, $1,000 to $1,200. General land office?Promotions: Paul S. Black of Georgia, clerk. $1,400 to $1,600; Geo. B. Driesbock of Wisconsin, Stephen W. Norton, jr., of Kansas, and Arthur J. Leonard of Michigan, copyists, $1MK), to clerks, $1,000; Miss Maud G. Badgley of New York, transcriber at $000 to copyist at $900. Personal Mention. Assistant Secretary Hamlin returned to Washington today from a brief visit to his home in Boston. He will remain in Wash ington during Secretary Carlisle's absqpce on his vacation. A telegram to the War Department an nounces the arrival of Secretary Lapiont and party at Fort Meade, S. D. The Sec retary expects to reach Fort Custer, Mont., tomorrow, and next week will visit Yellow stone Park. Dr. S. 8. Stearns Is in Newport, attending the Association of Homeopathic Physicians. Dr. John S. Stearns sails today for Europe. After sight-seeing at the principal capitals he will spend a year In the hospitals of Vienna. Lieut. Wm. H. Osborne, first cavalry, is in the city fcr a few days. Mr. Wm. M. Puimau of this city has re turned after completing his studies at Cornell, where he took a degree in the course of electrical engineering, and was th# only Washington boy graduating in that branch. Minister Kurino and Secretary Matsul of the Japanese legation leave here tomor row for a summer tour to Niagara Falls, lower Canada and the seashore. Dr. L. A. Bauer has gone to Chicago to lecture on mathematical physics at the university, beginning with July 1. Mrs. Bauer will Join him later. Ex-Representative William S. Forman of Illinois is in the city. Senator Daniel cf Virginia is at the Raleigh. proof of t$e puWns Uf m f0e e?ttn?. JJfar confutnei 52 cofumn? ?f ?fct?rft6emtnf6, mabe up ?f 746 ?epar*ft Announce; menfc. t:fkse nbtxrfiterg fougfjf pufificttp-nof mertfg 8p?ct. CABINET CONFERENCE The British Premier Consults His Associates. MINISTERS REFUSE TO SAY ANYTHING Irish Members Blamed for the Crisis. WHAT THE PAPERS SAY LONDON, June 22.?The cabinet met at Lord Rosebery's official residence on Down ing street at 11 o'clock this morning. The secretary of state for war, Mr. Campbell Bannerman, entered whistling merrily. When the cabinet adjourned for lunch until 4 o'clock no decision had been reach ed In regard to its resignation. In view of the fact that when the cabi net adjourned no decision had been reach ed regarding a dissolution, the impression prevailed that nothing definite would be known until Monday next, when a state ment will be made in the house of com mons. Shortly After the council broke up, at 1:30 p.m., the postmaster general, Mr. Arnold Morley, and Mr. Campbell-Bannerman were summoned to confer with Lord Rose bery. This started the rumor that the min isters will finally decide to resign and cast upon the opposition the responsibility of government, and make them select the time for the dissolution of parliament. Then, again, It was reported that the government might determine to carry on non-ccntentious measures and appeal to the country later. Either course, it was believed, would prevent the Irish land bill and other Important measures from pass ing the final stages. Irish Members Blamed. It is asserted that the Irish members are largely responsible for the present situa tion. The basis for this assertion is that their action in compelling the chancellor of the exchequer to rescind the vote for the erection of a statue to Oliver Crom well seriously undermined the government. The liberal organ, the Speaker, today describes the action of the Irish members in this instance as a "display of childish bitterness," and says there was no ques tion cf crecting the statue as an approval of Cromwell's Irish policy. In many other ways, it is claimed, the Irish members helped to bring about the ccming ^general election, which, it is as serted. they themselves are so unprepared for and which, according to general opin ion, will surely result in the return of the unionists to power and make It Impossible to pass a home rule measure for a long time to come. ^ Roiicbvry to Dtne at Windsor. The Westminster Gazette (liberal) says that it is generally expectcd the cabinet will decide to resign. Lord Rosebery dines with the queen at Windsor tonight, in accordance with a previous invitation, and he will thus be able, according to the Westminster Gazette, to tender his resignation. The Westminster Gazette adds: "The Irish members are strongly opposed to a dissolution. They declare that 'If the gov ernment resigns we have been betrayed. We must have a land bill. It would be a blunder and a crime to defraud us of It/ The government, however, is receiving many communications from its leading sup porters throughout the country, urging them not to sacrifice legislative jrork or resign owing to a scratch reverse." The St. James Gazette says the fate of the ministry is bound up with the decision of Mr. Campbell-Bannerman, and strenuous efforts are being made to induce him to re consider his decision. A very strong whip will be Issued by the ministerialists on Monday, and all the Irishmen have been summoned back. The cabinet rose at 5:45 p.m. The deci sion arrived at by the ministers is not known. Relieved That Roscherjr Will Retire. At the close of the cabinet meeting, the premier. Lord Rosebery, started for Wind sor, in order to inform the queen of the decision arrived at by the ministers. This decision will not be announced until Mon day. But a strong Impression prevails that the cabinet has decided to resign. TREASURY CHARGES. Many Made in Accordance With Con gresaional Legislation. Many clerical changes were made In the Treasury Department today in accordance with legislation of the last Congress. The force In some offices was reduced and in others Increased, the Increase being slight ly in excess of the decrease. Wherever possible the clerks legislated out of office were transferred to the newly created offices. The entire Income tax division of the internal revenue bureau was abolished and the clerks provided for elsewhere, as far as possible. Mr. Johnson, the chief, was made chief clerk of the Internal rev enue bureau. In place of Mr. Nesbltt, who Is appointed chief of the appointment di vision. , , 1 The office of the coast and geodetic sur vey was entirely reorganized, involving s large number of reductions and dismissals. Several stations were abolished, including those at Philadelphia and San Francisco, and several divisions were consolidated. The changes involve many officials and clerks of the higher grades, and will result in a great reduction of running expanses. All the changes take effect on the 1st proximo. Consular Cleric Examination. A competitive examination to fill a va cancy In the list of consular clerks was held at the State Department today. Originally there were twenty-two applicants for the place. Only four appeared for examination. These wera Hubbard T. Smith of Indiana, George Anthes ?of Nebraska, Horatio G. Wood of Rhode Island and W. G. W ebster of the District of Columbia. Mr. Smith is a clerk in the State Department. The oth er three are outsiders. The examination was conducted by a board of officers of the department, with Chief Clerk Renick as president. The result will not be known for several days. Altciatioiis to the St. Louis. The new ocean liner St. Louis will be sent to Cramps* shipyard and will omit one trip across the Atlantic. The builders wish to make somo alterations in her fun nels and draft pipes. Some defect was found when she had her trial trip, but It was believed .a trip across the Atlantlo would demonstrate more definitely was needed and that all necessary altera ttons could be made when the vessel re turned to the United States. The Petrel at HankoTV. A cable message was received at tho Navy Department today announcing the arrival of the gunboat Petrel at Haukow, on the Yangtse river, where she was sent by Admiral Carpenter to look after Ameri can missionaries reported to be In dangei; from Chinese riot*.