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It's Spring Like ?and this sufficiently tempts us to tell you about what we have been gathering for you, while the snow flew, these past few weeks. Spring goods ? in o r e of them than you'd ever expect to see in one _ three hundred trousers patterns j? alone?and all picturing the lat- ag est of spring conceits. We'll ^ have more to tell of them from ? now on. H Nearly to the last call on those Overcoats we're making ioron!c:$9o(Q)? ?And this week will doubtless close the Black Thibet Coat and fcra,of:$8o65 ?Several more pat terns of Trouserings. M a king a'";m.up$2o8S gMertz \Mertz ?'ItETTKK-YET- gQfl p CO TAH.OKS It ' Rock <& Rye,' 5/f> rP^yL made of the purest (I DlC7 Pll Maryland Kye and best 11 Rook Candy. Yosemite 10-year-old Kye Whiskey, $1.25 qt. TO-KALQN Wine Co., 614 14th St. V^De fe24-ttKl *_ 'is Health Worth $2?" ? ????? Then stop drinking muddy Potomac ? ????? water. Get a Roberts Germ-proof ? ????? Stone Filter?drink pure water ? ????? and keep well. Price John B. Espey, i^r.Ve. fe24-15d PIANOS AND ORGANS. -EVERYTHING IX THE MUSIC LINE." The Leading Organ AND Mussc House IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. We are exclusive agents for Washington and Bal timore of the WEBER AND OTHER PIANOS. SANDERS & STAYMAN CO 1327 F St. N. W. PERCY S. POSTER. Manager Washington Ware Rooms. fe25-tf.2S Removal Sale PIANOS. Onr stock most I* sold before we more to our hew. large ware rooms?1324-1326 F at. New and Secondhand Pianos to Go at "Zero Prices." Examples: UPRIGHTS FROM $100 UPWARD. SQUARES: K N A UK, FULL S1ZB $50 KNARE. 7-OCTAVE 45 HA INKS BROS.' 40 VOSR * SON R0 CHICKERING 30 Come at once if you want a chance at these. PFEIFFER'S, 929 F St. fel?-tf,40 THE <>LDi3ST MUSIC HOUSE IN THE CITY. JOHN F. ELLIS & CO., 937 Pa. Ave. Chlckering Upright and A Few Special Bargains In Second-hand Pianos; Pmlth & liarues Upright $17.1.00 fltelnway Square $12.1.00 Knabe l?aby Grand $3.V?.O0 ??lid tljero are others at eren less?and on easy terms. Come and see us. F. ELLIS <& CO., 937 Pa. Ave. Ja.v? 25d Koabe Pianos. Bargains in new and used instruments off vari ous makes. Sole agents for the Aeo lian and Pianola. PlA.Nui Uk.NTEDl Wm. Kraabe & Co., 11209 Penna. Ave. ?C$1-tf GOOD REASONS FOR BUYING STIEFF P5ANO. Because? Because?1L, ,,co You huy direct from the OvUluSv manufacturer. Because?gpisg* *" "" ?* CHAS. M. STIEFF PHANO WAREROOMS, 521 Eleventh St. N.W. fel5 tf.28 i. C. CON LIFE, Manager. flANOS. ORGANS AND ALL KINDS OF Mu sical Instruments tuned and repaired. Call or address per mall. A. B. WILD. 1337 7th or 928 fth st. a.w. Ja>-ft2t*-4 jSteinway and Other Pianos For Sale or Rent. DROOP'S, SSS PENNA. ATI. Ball Players Are Jumping the National League. MANY CLUBS LOSERS McGOVEBN BACK IN NEW YOBK WITH BOTH THUMBS INJUBED. Carrolls Won Three Games From Busi ness Men in a Poor Bowl ing Contest. New dangers and fresh complications now threaten the base ball magnates of the National League. The young players of class and quality secured from the ranks of the minor leagues are kicking over the traces. Some of the most promising young sters In the bunch have already jumped their contracts with National League clubs and returned to their old teams In the Southern. Eastern. Western and California Leagues, while many others are likely to follow suit, according to the Chicago Inter Ocean. The excuse offered by these con tract jumpers is that the National League Is at present disorganized and In no shape to open the championship season on the basis of an eight-club circuit. They say that under the existing conditions they pre fer to remain In minor company for at least another season. It is a fact that many of these minor league stars are sincere In their rather pes simistic view of the National League situa tion. For example, when Outfielder Davy Jones jumped his contract with the Chicago National League club and signed with the St. Louis American League club he openly proclaimed his lack of confidence in the sta bility of the old league. Boston, Philadel phia. Cincinnati. Brooklyn and St. Louis have also suffered from this epidemic of desertion and contract jumping. Cincinnati Worried. Cincinnati, for example, has already lost Ave men in this way and the Indications are that the club will lose at least two other I players between this and the opening of the season. The result is that Bid McPhee finds himself confronted by about the stlft est proposition of his managerial career. 1 Six weeks ago the signed contracts of Out fielders Coulter, Hulsman and Doherty, Catcher Abbott and Pitcher Archie Stimmel nestled in the strong box of the Cincinnati club, and Manager McPhee was congratu lating himself over the fact that he had landed all the men he wanted. Today the contracts still remain In the custody of the club, but the players have deserted. Coulter declares his intention of remaining In the New "iork State League; Doherty has signed a new con tract with the Boston American League club, ami says that he intends to keep it; Hulsman. admittedly the best man turned out by the Southern League, has returned to the Shreveport (La.) team; Catcher Ab bott Is back with the New Orleans aggre gation, *and Pitcher Stimmel has signed with the new Louisville team of the Ameri can circuit. Thus It Is that McPhee now has only Crawford, Bey and Dobbs for nis out fit-Id and but two catchers in Pletz and Bergen. This means that Cincinnati will be compelled to begin the season with even a weaker team than that of last year. New York a Iioser. Three of t-e men signed by New York have already deserted. Second Baseman Smith returns to the Eastern League, while Outfielders Jackson and Melntyre both de clare that they will not repor. to Freed man this spring. Manager Donovan of St. Louis thought he had a diamond in the rough in Pitcher Jovee. but Saturday the young twtrler told his friends that he had decide*, to cut loose from the team. Back in Boston A1 Buekenberger. the new manager, will be forced to find new men to replace Outfielder Carney and Pitcher Willis, as these young men have recently given out that they do not intend to play In Boston this year. Brooklyn has lost Third Baseman Krug and Outfielder Hildebrandt, who Intend to stick to the California League in preference to taking chances of making good on Ed. Hanlon's team. Outfielder Brown and two of the new re cruits to the pitching staff have already d?serted the Philadelphia club, and two other youngsters are reported to be about ready to jump their contracts. It is nn. difficult to fix the responsibility for this latest blow at the dignity and pres tige of the old National League. The club owners, by their constant wrangling and bickering, have discredited their own or ganization, not only with the press and public, but with the players as well. As a natural sequence the magnates In these dark days of adversity can blame no one but themselves for the existing muddle. GOOD OMEN FOB BASE BALL. Spalding Says Action of His Followers Will Help National League. Immediately after the conference of the four base ball clubs loyal to A. J. Spalding at Pittsburg Saturday a telegram was sent to Mr. Spalding apprising him of the stand 1 taken. The following la Mr. Spalding's answer: I construe the action of the "loyal four" members of the National League at their conference at Pittsburg as reiterating and reaffirming theii'allegiance to the prin ciple underlying the base ball controversy, j an indorsement of the campaign conducted to date, and a determination not to dodge the real issue by sacrificing principle to ex pediency, which action must be approved by all those who have the best interests of the national game at heart. It is a good omen ! for the future of the National League that Freedmanism and Brushism received its deathblow at Pittsburg on Washington's i birthday. It is only a question of a very short time when the authors of Freedman ism-Brushism and all those tainted with It will be forced by public opinion to get off th-j base ball map for the good of the sport or as soon as the gentlemen who are re sponsible for these "isms" recognize the conditions and gracefully acknowledge their defeat. They will find no one more willing or magnanimous than A. G. Spald ing in protecting their property rights and making their permanent retirement from the game as easy as possib.e. The elimina tion of Freedman-Brushism from profes sional base ball as a matUr of principle marks a new epoch in the sport, and will go down In l>ase ball History along with and equally as Important as the memor i able action of the old National League back in 1ST8. when the game was rescued from : gamblers and poolselling wr i abolished. I The results of this victory will tend in i future to cause those who would aspire to legislate for a nation's sport to realize what true sportsmanship Is, to more fuily appro I elate the trust imposed and to guard more carefully their own individual base ball rec ords. McGOVEBN BACK IN NEW YOBK. Little Fighter Had Both Thumbs Dis located in Fight With Sullivan. Terry McGovern, accompanied by his brother Hughey, Charley White, Paddy Sullivan and Joe Humphries, arrived in New York yesterday morning from Cin cinnati. McOovern looked well, consider ing the fierce contest he had with Dave Sullivan on Saturday night. The only evidence of the battle which Terry bore on his face was a slight dls colorir.g of the right eye. Otherwise he looked all right. McGovern said it was one of the hardest fights of his career, and he gave Sullivan great credit for his game ness. McGovern dislocated both his thumbs In the early part of the contest, and to this he attributes his l Allure to knock out his rival before the fifteenth round. In the third round the right thumb was sprained from a blow on Sullivan's head, and in the fifth Terry injured the left thumb from a swing on his opponent's forehead. "It was ont of the toughest bouts to which I erer took part." say* Terry. "I can ten you, that fellow 8ulllvan was same. He took an awful licking; the wont I think any flfhter ever received In a con test. "Sullivan was In grand shape, and ft was his good physical condition that en abled him to take the grueling that I save him. "I fought a different fight than when 1 met Corbett. I was cautious all the way through. In the first round I was a little anxious to get at Sullivan, but after that I took things easy and Just chopped htm down. Yes, Sullivan gave me some pretty hard punches around the body." As evidence of this assertion Terry pulled down his white sweater from his neck, which showed a breast the color of raw meat. Charley White said he considered the contest one of the best featherweight fights he ever witnessed. "It was a great fight." said White. "I would not have missed it for a thousand dollars. I knew It would be a hot fight, but It was even more Interesting than I really expected." Sam Harris did not return with McGov ern. He will stay In Cincinnati for a few days in an effort to get Young Corbett to arrange a return match for the champion ship. Humphries said that Harris would give Corbett thirty days to come to terms, and If he did not make a match by that time Terry would fight the next best feather weight. DOWN THE ALLEYS. Carrolls Defeated Business Men In a Poor Contest. The Carroll Institute bowling team jour neyed down to the home of the Business Men's Club last night, and after a poor contest placed three straight games to Its credit. Not once during the evening did either team get over the 800 mark, and. In fact, the Business Men failed to reach the 700 mark in each game. Under these conditions it was a simple matter for the Carrolls to win out, and this they pro ceeded to do. The alleys of the Business Men are in very poor condition, and this probably Is responsible for the small scores. Unless the alleys are rebuilt by next sea son it is more than likely that the Busi ness Men's Club will be outside the City League. Tommy Harlow was the bright particular star of the evening, getting the top score, 178, and also the best average, 164. These figures are nothing to be proud of under ordinary circumstances, but when the poor alleys are considered the showing is easily accounted for. Following are the scores in detail: FHIST GAME. Business Men. i Carrolls. St. Sp. Score. Hopkins... 2 6 154 Bielwr 0 8 133 McCaffrey.. 4 2 148 Martin.... 0 2 101 Kldd 1 e 153 Totals.... 7 20 693 St. Sp. Score. Harlow... 8 2 169 Livingston 0 4 113 Hie* 1 5 147 Gorman... 0 5 133 Smith 1 4 136 Business Men St. Sp. Score. Hopkins. ..1 1 105 Bleber 1 6 145 McCaffrey.. 0 5 125 Martin 0 4 117 Kldd 2 0 157 Totals... 7 20 700 SECOND GAME. Carrolls. St. Sp. Score. Harlow.., 2 4 144 Livingston 1 0 142 Rice 2 4 149 Gorman... 3 4 170 Smith 8 1 133 Totals.... 4 20 648 1 Totals... 11 18 743 THIRD GAME. Business Men. St. Sp. Score. Hopkins... 1 3 128 Bleber 3 1 124 McCaffrey.. 0 8 131 Carrolls. St. Sp. Score. Harlow... 4 4 178 Livingston 4 4 176 Rlee 1 8 147 Martin 1 4 135 Gorman... 1 3 127 Kldd 2 3 132 Smith 4 2 149 Totals.... 7 16 648 Totals.. 14 13 777 STANDING OF THE TEAMH. Won. Lost. Pet. Carroll Institute 31 14 .640 Saongerbund 23 ? 10 .690 Jolly Fat Men's Club 23 19 .548 Golden Kagles Club 22 20 .824 Y. M. C. A 19 23 .432 Busluess Men's Club 8 34 .191 CHESS #MASTERS' TOURNEY. Pillsbury a Winner Yesterday and is a Oood Second. Play In the international chess masters' tournament, now in progress at Monte Carlo, was resumed yesterday. When the first adjournment was made, at 1 o'clock, Pillsbury had defeated Reglo, Mortimer had lost to Tarrasch, Albin had disposed of Scheve and Mleses and Schlech ter had drawn. The following results were recorded in the afternoon sitting; Tschigorln beat El senberg. Maroczy vanquished Napier, Ma son and Marco drew. Wolf and JanowskI adjourned their game in a winning position for the latter, while the game between Marshall and Popiel was adjourned in an even position. The score to date is as fol lows: Won. Lost. Napier 4\ 7Vi Pillsbury ... 9 3 ropiel 4\i 6*4 R?*gglo 2Vi DV4 Scheve 2V4 8V* Schlecbter .. 6 4Vi Tarrasch .... 7 4V? Teichniann .. 7V4 3 Tschigorln ..6ft 4^ Wolf 5*4 8% Won. Lost. Albin 0 5V4 Elsenberg ... 3*4 ~i!i (iunslHTg ... 7 5 JanowskI ... 6V4 3 Marco 4>/4 6% Maroczy .... 9^ 2^ Marshall .... 7 4 Mason 5 6 Mleses 5% 4\ Mortimer ... 1 11 NEW ORLEANS RACES. Algie M. and Echodale Alone Reward Their Backers. Just two favorites?Algie M. and Echo dale?solved the mysteries of the heavy, treacherous track at the Crescent City Jockey Club at New Orleans yesterday af ternoon and brought home first money. All the other winners came from the ranks of the second and third choices. The betting ring fairly buzzed with stories of alleged good things In the opening race. This variety of opinions caused a demand for several horses. At the end of specula tion five horses received heavy support, with Joe Doughty a slight favorite. The latter ran a good race, but Lovable ran a trifle better and beat him out cleverly at the finish by two lengths. The talent were enabled to cash after the second event, thanks to Algie M. She beat her field so easily before the last furlong was reached that the majority of her back ers rushed into the ring to get on the line to cash before she had passed the winning post. She was first by twelve lengths in a romp. Jessie Jarboe had things all her own way In the handicap at a mile and a quarter. She raced for a quarter with Erne, then bade him good-bye, opened up a gap of three lengths and galloped home under a pull by a length of daylight. The steeplechase riders were made up of new recruits at the game, all the old cross country jockeys being under suspension. Not a mishap marred the contest. Bernstein and Lenny Draw. Joe Bernstein of New York and Eddie Lenny of Philadelphia furnished a fast wind-up to a good boxing show at the Washington Sporting Clu >, In the Quaker city, last night. The arena ..t 13th and Wood streets held a crowd of more than 2.000 persons, who c.jeered every contest to the echo. " The Bernstein-Lenny bout V7as a fast one, and while the New York boy had a shade the better of the ooy from Chester, Referee Rocap said it wou.* cause no hard feeling to call it a oi aw. There was little to choose between Bern stein and Lenny when they entered the ring. Both were in line fettle and their hitting muscles showea to perfection. At infighting Bernstein proved himseli a won der. He got home to Lenny's vital spots at will waen they were near a fond embrace. On outfighting Lenny was, to all appear ance, the man at i..e gun. It was a pleas ing wind-up to a great show. South Florida Golf Championship. In the south Florida golf championship, finished at Palm Beach Saturday after noon. R. H. McElwee of the Exmoor Club. Chicago, won the chief cup by defeating R. L. McClay of Portland. Ore., four up and three to play. Thus McClay won the runner up cup and the consolation went to Charles L. Tappln of the West Brook Club, who defeated F. P. Kimball of Lakewood two up and one to play. In the morning first division R. L. Mc Clay defeated Clayton Dixon three up and two to play and R. H. McElwee defeated E. A. Mulllken seven up and five to play. Second division. Charles L. Tappln de feated H. P. Dixon three up and two to play and F. P. Kimball defeated John Moorhead, Jr., thretf-up end one to play. Nasturtium's Bacf Condition. A special from Ljfmdotf n?? that Nas turtium, the Amerf^n i%ee hone who was regarded some tiro*, ?*<* as the probable winner of the English jJarby, Is no longer cor.3ldered to have Such k good chance In the event. According to ftie London Sports man, the horse has wasj| d and lost mus cle since his arrival dn England, principal ly through his rec^t illsess. As a result his chances of caifying, ^>lt the race are not considered as r?juy as:they were a few months ago. Nasturi-um has not yet done any work on the .tenth, ..4 only exercise being restricted to^walWtag In the home paddock. . m Base BaU Notes. Jakey Ats will coach one of the southern college teams during the spring and then report to his old love, the New Orleans club. Ats played splendid ball last season and is looked upon as a comer. Norcum, another Washington player, who was with Cedar Rapids last season, has signed with the Oakland. Cal., team. "Nor" has become quite a hitter and Is also fas! on his feet. Five of Delehanty's bats arrived at base ball headquarters yesterday all done up in cotton. "Del" appreciates the proper tools in his profession and Is well prepared for next season. At present Delehanty is In New Orleans watching the ponies and Is reported to be fully 16,000 ahead of the game. The artlstlo work of the Sunderland Brothers on the Washington park has at tracted attention all over the country and as a result this firm will supervise the erection of the new stands to be built at St. Louis by the American League club. The reason the American Association has been enabled to gobble up so many players from the other minor leagues is that they are using the identical contract offered by the American League. Under it a player is taken care of for one year after he signs whether he plays or not. The clubs take ail the risk. Base ball candidates at the Carlisle In dian School began training Friday. About sixty names are on the list, but it will be reduced to about thirty before long. Three of the men signed by the New York Club are said to have already deserted the club. Second Baseman Smith returns to the Eastern League, while Outfielders Jackson and Mclntyre both declare that they will not report to Freedman. Manager Dwyer of the Detroit team of fered Charlie Ganzel $.VK> if he secured Charlie Nichols" name to a Detroit con tract. <Janzel did not earn the money. Jimmy Collins has at last landed Dough erty, the California League's leading bats man. The outfielder has notified Bid Mc Phee that he has made up his mind to play in the American League. Manager Tebeau of Louisville and Man ager Clingman of Milwaukee are anxious for President Van Brunt of the Western League to make good his boast to back one of his teams against an American Associa tion team. These A. A. managers think they can make Mr. Vaji Brunt's pets look like amateurs. Jack Barry, who played several posi tions in the outfield and infield for the Phillies last season, signed a contract with the Philadelphia National League Club yes terday. Barry will probably play a regu lar position on the team this year. Washington people think that with Ed. Delehanty, Jimmy Byan, Keister, Carey, Ely, Tim Donahue, Bill Clarke, Orth and Carrick on their team they will at least win first place in the age stakes. There are several players in this lot on whom the only effect advancing years have had is to improve them.?New York Sun. Hlckey. the lnfielder. who has been signed by the Kansas City Club, is not the Mem phis lad who began the 1901 campaign at Indianapolis and wound up at Chicago as a member of Tom Loftus' femnants, despite the statement of the majority of western writers that he is. This Hlckey hails from Lowell. Mass., and has always played in New England. Louisville base ball rooters are certainly taking a lively Interest in the location of a park for the new club, if the first day's voting is an indication. Manager Tebeau received 080 postal cards yesterday from local fans who have a preference as re gards location.:-Courier-Journal. Negotiations have been concluded by Manager Barrow of the Toronto Base Ball Club for the sale of it3 crack pitcher, "Pop" Williams, to the Chicago National League Club. Manager Frank Selee wired from Chicago, accepting Toronto's terms, which were $1,000 cash. Thus Mr. Barrow, in two deals with the Chicago club, involv ing Bonner and Williams, has netted the Toronto Club $1,660, equal to his salary for the year. Williams is to benefit by the deal, getting a largely Increased salary. Ban Johnson yesterday finished prepar ing the schedule of games for the Ameri can League for next season. The schedule will be revised at the meeting of the sched ule committee to be held at Detroit March 5, and not until then will it be known what clubs are included in the circuit. Accord ing to the schedule of games mapped out by Mr. Johnson, the opening of the season in Chicago will be April 23 and the closing of the season September 28. Charley Buelow is reported to be out of employment, and Patsy Donovan Is advised to give the little Clevelander a chance. Buelow came to the front with a hurrah as a member of the Forest Cltys in 1900. He was holcHnij down the third corner snd playing a stiff, allround game, making but few bobbles in the field and striking away about the .380 mark. The race was about one-quarter over when he broke his leg in a collision with a fellow player. Last year Pittsburg gave him to New York, but he failed to make good. Timothy "Bridget" Donahue, the veteran Chicago catcher, signed by Tom Loftus for the Washington team, is one of those not rare personages who do not hare to hunt for trouble. Tim had a fresh one handed to him the other day In Chicago. Some cruel sneak thief broke into Tim's domicile and carried off his J123 new frieze overcoat. When Tim discovered his loss he did 100 yards to a police station in less than ten seconds and offered a reward of J25 for his missing blanket. Meanwhile he is braving the frigid lake breezes in a spring over coat, and between shivers occupies his time by calling the stony-hearted burglar mean names.?Boston Globe. Tom Hughes, the Chicago pitcher, who will be a member of the Baltimore Orioles this year, made his reputation last year in one game, when he defeated Dineen of the Boston club in a K-innlng game on the west side by a score of 1 to 0. A couple of defeats over the champion Pittsburg team helped confirm the reputation, and Hughes was regarded as one of the great twirlers in the National League. Two years ago Hughes was a member of the Omaha team In the Western League and was not thought very much of out there. He has the build of a pitcher and his long reach makes It possible to field his position to good advantage. He throws a terrific ball, but was a long time rounding into condition last year. Hughes, like Jim Jeffries, is a boilermaker by trade.?Chicago Tribune. Copper-Plated Boars. From Engineering. It Is reported that a process of covering wooden doors with sheet metal by means of electrolysis Is now being experimented with at Bridgeport, Conn. The excellent fire resisting qualities of a wooden door covered with tin plate have long been recognized, since the metal covering prevents the wood taking fire, while the use of wood for the framing avoids any risk of the warping of the door by heat, allowing flames to pass through, as has happened with doors built wholly of iron. A tinpfate-covered door has, however, a poor appearance, and is therefore suitable only for workshops and warehouses. By depositing* copper or bronze electrolytically it is hoped to provide doors suitable for buildings of all kinds. The meth od followed is to place the carefully finished wooden door in a hot solution of fossil gum in linseed oil. This completely closes the pores of the wood with an impervious var nish, so that on transferring the door to the electrolytic bath the solutions are not ab sorbed. On removal from the varnishing bath the edges of the door are bound with sheet copper fixed by cement, and the rest of the door Is then covered with a conduct ing layer of bronze powder, after which the whole is placed in an electrolytic bath and copper deposited over the whole surface. 80 It Should. From the Philadelphia Picas. Towne?"Do you think your caustic re marks to Bragg were altogether war ranted?" Browne?"Yes, he deserves to be sat upon occasionally; he's so frightfully conceited." Towne?"True! X suppose conceit. Ilka any other seat, should be sat upon." INTHESUPREMECOURT Some of the Opinions Handed Down. OHIO TAX LAW UPHELD assessing shareholders of INSOLVENT BANKS. Argument Begun in the Case of Kan sas Against Colorado?Collisions With Naval Vessels. Chief Justice Fuller of the United States upreme Court yesterday delivered the op'n of that court In the case of Terllnden v*. Ames. This .was an extradition pro ceeding involving the statue of the kingdom of Prussia since Its Incorporation into the empire of Germany. TerHnden is a citizen of Prussia, and consequently of Germany *** WM *PPrehended In Chicago, where tiie German authorities made due applica tion under our treaty with Prussia of 1852 for extradition for an offense committed In Pnissia. The proceeding was resisted on the ground that the absorption of Prussia had had the effect of nullifying the treaty, and on this account application was made' flnnii ii^OP a wrtt ot corpus. The anS Ta.s den,ed the lower courts, and this opinion was affirmed by vester thafSfi^rmSl?n' uC^lef Jl,s,ice Fuller said tnat Germany had continued to recognize aOL. and that the fact that the king om of Prussia had become a part of the German empire did not have the effect of destroying the identity of Prussia. Ohio Tax Law Sustained. An opinion was handed down in the case of the Cleveland Trust Company vs. the treasurer of Cuyahoga county, Ohio, ln \ olvlng the method of levying taxes on the shares of a corporation under the Ohio statutes. The opinion was handed down by Justice McKenna, who sustained the state law affirming the decision of the court be low. An opinion was delivered by Justice Peck ham In the case of the United States vs. tIVil?' fwing, was fit one time a postmas s!iV?^V?Wn. u Iabama- and he brought of S1 rP . Pa>'ment of a difference or $1,^<,4 in salary under the act of 1.NN.J The court of claims decided the case in his flnrtino- yesterday s ?Pln,on reversed that PM.lnSfflceUD'S^Sf the Pract,ce ?f ?>? ofCthot ?USti^e. Fu'ler delivered the opinion r ? co"rt ,n the case of O'Brien et al 0%hJi*n O. Wheelock and others, coming to the court on a writ of certiorari from cult TheUoi ?f fc,PPeialS f?r the seventh cir cuit The case fhvolves the act of the 1111 nois legislature of 1871 concerning the ? struction of drains, ditches etc and Zr tains especially to the Sny-Cartee levee in Th^f other counties In southern Illinois The claim was for moneys advanced on ,at ,mProvement. The case was 0- ^ I SfittS ss-WZX' &c??l an insuperable bar to Its aswnion. d The Controller Sustained. In passing upon the case of Clement Stu debaker against John Perry, receiver of the National Bank of Kansas City, the court affirmed the opinion of the court below The question involved In the case was whether the controller of the currency act ing under the national banking laws.' can validly make more than one assessment upon the shareholders of an insolvent na tional banking association, two ame** ments having been made against Mr. Stu debaker in this case. The court held That several assessments could be legitimately made if necessary. "umieiy In the case of E. W. Voight atnln<?f tha a]itv0ofDthtr0llt' lnvol?lng the constitution ality of the law authorizing that city to create districts for street improvements an opinion was rendered upholding the law and affirming the opinion of the court be Xansas vs. Colorado. Argument was begun In the case In which the state of Kansas undertakes to enjoin the state of Colorado from further diversion of the waters of the Arkansas river for irrigating purposes. Kansas claims that $50,000,000 worth of property is damaged by Colorado's use of the water and Colorado urges that the owners of land gong the river have a right to use the wa^ Collisions With Warships. *Jnlber Ca8e of the Un,ted 8tat?? against the St, Louis and Mississippi Valley Trans portation Company the court decided that the Lnlted States Is responsible for dam age done in collision with its war vessels when such collision is due to the negligence of officers of the vessels of the United States. In this case the transportation company asked for damages caused to the Sb.?f Future City by a collfsion with the Atlanta and the Galena, both United States vessels. In the harbor of New Or leans In 1888. , w ur An option was handed down in the case of A. H. Walte against the city of Santa FrUZuSf Involving the validity of bonds waterworks The"rfr F 2* S waierworKs. The circuit court of aDrx>?)a for the 0th circuit decided in favor of the finding Harlan's opinion reversed that THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT. Some French Women Want to Retain Their Names After Marriage. Correspondence of the London Standard. The champions of woman's rights have in recent years gained very appreciable ad vantages for their sex. Women not only attend the lectures at the various faculties at the university, but many of them have taken the degree of doctor of medicine, and more than one has been admitted to prac tice at the bar. They also. In sufficiently large numbers, study at the Academy of Fine Arts, and, as was stated in the Stan dard of a few days ago, the question is de bated as to whether they should not be placed on an equal footing with men in the competition for the Prix de Rome. Though It Is quite possible to approve all these measures. It Is difficult not to pronounce against the demand formulated the other day in a resolution adopted at one of the sittings of the Wofhen's Suffrage Society, held at the town hall of the llth district of Paris. It is to the effect that it is preju dicial to a woman's interest to lose her name by marriage and to be obliged to adopt that of her husband. The moving spirit of this society is Mme. Hubertine Auclert. In conversation with a journalist, who did not quite share her opinion on the subject, she declared it was deeply humiliating for a woman to have, on her wedding day. to become so completely the property of her hnsband as to forget her own origin. By the present order of things a wife was constrained to forget her ancestors, though to honor them was ad mittedly a virtue and a duty. Though the meeting was nearly unanimous in favor of a married woman continuing to bear her own family name after marriage, even the supporters of this "reform" could not agree as to the name to be borne by the children. Some supported the idea of giving the name of both the father and mother to the offspring. That would do for the first gen eration, but it might be embarrassing later on, as at the second generation a person would have four names, and at the fifth generation a child would inherit no fewer than thirty-two surnames, not to speak of the Christian names the parents might think fit to confer upon it. That solution being regarded as too embarrassing, the choice seemed to be limited to the name of either the father or mother. Without pro nouncing definitively on that matter, it is. perhaps, only natural that the members of this Woman's Suffrage Society should have shown marked preference for that of the mother. 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