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NEW II A VEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER MONDAY NOVEMBER 19 1894..
3 AT THE NATIONAL CAPITOL. TBS OB04XIMATIOK OF TBB firfT TOUBTH CONQBZSS. The lUpnbUoua Llkoly to Ignore th l opulLU Who Wt Tlwlr ir l ths Organtattm-flMur Bm4 m4 tht lommltUM Wbal tb. Hut wioa of Iho VroMBt Cobbtmi Y III Coiuldw. Washington, D. C Nov. 15. The re publican landslide of the week ago with It causei ha eeaaed to be the talk at the capital and the thought of the Interested one are now upon the organisation of the next congress. While the populists are confident that they will take an active part in the organization of the next senate, and thus get a fair share of the offices and committee chairmanships, many of the leaders are not at all anxious to have the populists cut any ice, so to speak, in the next senate, and it is not Im probable that the republicans will call upon the democrats to assist them in the organization if they are unable to do so by their own vote. The leaders recognize the fact that the populist party is but the outgrowth of the dis gruntled ones of the other two parties, and that If they are not fed with fat offlces and snug berths either in state or government that they will soon die a natural death, leaving the two great parties to fight out the contest for con trol of the senate on straight party lines, in which case certain conces sions would be made to the democrats. The situation in the house will be somewhat different, as the republicans control that body absolutely, and Tom Reed, who without a doubt will be the next speaker of that body, will have things comparatively easy, althpugh something like flfty-slx chairmanships will have to be filled by him. The next congress will seat ninety-eight repub llcans in the present congress who have been re-elected, of which fifty two are practically new men and serv ing their first term. They are men with but little experience and will not have to be considered in connection with any of the important chairman' ships. Twelve members are serving their second term, and thirty-four who will have served three terms or more on the fourth of next March, and among these members the important chairmanships will be divided. Of all the committees the ways and means la the most important, and would naturally be headed by Repre sentative Burrows of Michigan, who is a republican member of the committee at present It is not, however, Impos sible that Mr. Burrows may succeed Mr. Patton as senator, in which case the place now occupied by Mr. Wilson will doubtless either go to Mr. Dingley of Maine or Mr. Dalzell of Pennsyl vania. Both of these men are at pres ent on the committee,, and stand well up among the leaders of the house, and in the estimation of Mr. Reed. It is thought that though Mr. Dingley comes from the same state as Mr. Reed, and is on very friendly terms with him, that thei chairmanship. wiU go to Mr. "Dalzell. The appointment of Mr. Dal zell would be an excellent one and would greatly please the many friends he has made In the house. Mr. Ding ley will have served six terms; while Mr. Daliellvwill have served but four. The next committee of Importance is the appropriations committee, of which Mr. Dockery, who has made himself famous by his retrenchment in the de partmental expenditures, is at present chairman. The chairmanship of this committee wdll go without doubt either to Mr. Cannon of Illinois, ex-chair-' man of this committee, or to Mr, Hen erdson of Iowa, who for more than six years has been an active member of this committed Even should Mr. Hen derson fail to get the chairmanship of the committee, lie will act In that ca pacity on the sub-committee having in hand the District appropriations, and' in his hands) District improvements will bewell looked out for. All the re- publican members of this committee have 'been returned, so the committee will be equipped for good work during the next congress. It is probable that Mr. Hill of Illinois will be chairman of the committee on foreign affairs; Mr, Boutelle of Maine will get the navy; Mr. Bingham of Pennsylvania will take charge of the post-offlce commit tee; military affairs will have at its head either Mr. Grosvenor of Ohio or Curtis of New Tork, while Mr. Walker of Massachusetts will no doubt capture the chairmanship .of the banking and currency committee, one of the most important in the house. The other committees are of lesser Importance and will not be much looked after. The recent bond issue has started some talk here to the1 effect that, a special , session of the Fifty-fourth congress might be called sometime in the early .spring Or a month after the adjournment of the ; Fifty-third con gress. It is said by some that if such a session was called the -organization of congress could be effected by June and an adjournment then taken un--til December, when congress would be all ready to take up the - important financial questions which aro liable to come before it, and some six or eight weeks of delay will be avoided. - The next session of the present con gress, which convenes in December and ends March 4, is not liable to be a very Interesting , one, although matters of some importance are down for consid eration. The pop gun bills for free su gar, free coal, free iron ore and free fencing are still on the calendar of the senate, and if taken up for action will probably cause a lively fight. The bankruptcy bill, the bins for admis sion of New Mexico and Arizona, the anti-option bill and the. Nicaragua ca nal bill are ' also" before the senate. Free coinage of silver and the Pacific road bills will also take up some time in the senate. The bill for the election of senator directly by the people is also awaiting action by the senate, as are bills for the improvement of the revenue cutter service and toallow na tional banks to increase their circula ting notes to the full amount of the bonds deposited by -such banks as se curity for their circulation. The-house on the other hand will -probably have little to do, as there are no matters of Importance still awaiting action, auu outside of the appropriation bills' anu certain District matters, very little. a national Importance will be done. v v - ,. .cAmau, CBJ.MTKM MtriaiOK. Mr. William Gay's Move! ild-ai Aboat It A Flaa Thai Ml(htMk Tsprra Wll Uugto Have Their TI4.Uloerad FroTlsloa for at Cheek on City OMoen. To th Editor of the jooRSAb asdCourisk. American cities have grown so rapid ly that our people have found It im possible to keep pace with them In devising any adequate laws to meet growing conditions. For instance, our town meetings, Softool district meetings and town government are well enough for villages, but have no place In mod ern cities. Present city government methods are cumbersome, extravagant and unsatisfactory and without re sponsible head or check. Everything seem to be a question of political pull. In fact, ward politics and organization elevate small men to great of! Ice. Who own the city business? The taxpayers are the owners of this city's business. Why don't they attend to HT The answer Is simple. If they attend the primaries they are outvoted by machine politicians and people who give most of their time to politics. They must either Join the ring or they do not count. Bo tWey stay away, If they have fine sensibilities. This is a very deplorable condition. . They are too busy with their private business to be always fighting rings, and until the rings abuse their power to an extra ordinary extent, they are tolerated, then the taxpayers wake up and over throw the rings. But new rings are formed and they come into power again and again, (perhaps under a new name), no matter how often they are overthrown and so it is a constant bat tle. I desire to do away with this con dition and constant war of trying to keep the dishonorable . from electing themselves to honorable positions, and voting away the taxpayers' money. It has become very rare that a man hold ing a political office any longer com mands the respect of the community. The remedy is simple and .easily put into execution. Let the charter contain a clause establishing "The Taxpayers' Protective Committee of One Hundred." This committee must be strictly non-partisan, and inde pendent of any political power. Therefore it is not to be appointed or elected. It is not to be administra tive nor legislative, but It shall be a check on those two bodies. This com mittee shall by right consist of the one hundred citizens whom the records show paid the largest tax on the pre vious tax list, and it shall be com pulsory on the assessors and tax col lector to furnish a certificate to each of said one hundred heaviest taxpayers, and said certificate shall be counter signed by the county clerk or clerk of records or other competent authority, and said certificate shall empower them to act on said committee. They shall be vested with power to organize, elect an executive commit tee or a commissioner if they deem best, with power to examine all depart ments, officials or clerks and hold them to an accounting for tfhielr acts, review, criticize, report and recommend from time to time (at least quarterly) to the taxpayers such, information and action as the committee of one hundred deem for the best interests of the taxpayers. This committee to act as a check en tirely for the welfare of the city and represent the taxpayers only, said committee to have an appropriation of say $5,000 a year to pay for assistance, legal advice, stationery and printing. Under this condition all responsibility should rest with tlhe mayor, and the committee would' hold him responsible. He should nominate all heads of de partments, and the committee must approve of them or veto them. Such heads of departments should be simply head clerks' and they should appoint or remove all clerks under them, and be responsible for their acts, and the mayor should have power to remove any or all such head clerks and nomi nate others, to be approved or vetoed by the committee of one hundred. . The Boards of Aldermen and Coun cllmen should be merged In one bodyand consist of say ten representatives at large not elected by wards. Each man should represent the city as a unit, and so do away with ward deals and boss- ism. " TJiie committee of one hundred are to receive no pay, except perhaps the executive committee or commissioner. who is to be 'actively engaged, and It will be Regarded as such an honor to serve on this committee, that many will be anxious to have their tax lists increased Instead of reduced) which will materially increase the finances of the city, cultivate a spirit of patriotism, cause each taxpayer to feel that he is protected by a safeguard and check, the result of which will be that he will pay willingly and freely the taxes due the jelty as his share of common bur den, and not as now try to pay as little as possible on the theory that its "catoW-as-catch-can." The city busi ness, in fact, should be conducted as near the same methods as possible as any private individual or corporation would conduct theirs. The mayor is the manager and must give an account ing of his stewardship to the owners, and the owners must have their organ ized committee, to demand that ac counting and veto more appointments. -The Committee of One . Hundred would not handle tbe finances nor make the laws, and so would have no motive, no opportunity to make deals. And being the largest property owners would ber deeply interested in the tax payers' 'welfare. Besides the' majority: would certainly be above suspicion, ' as they would hardly feel the pedd 'of money nor value .lt as above their honor like many needy henchmen -arid ."Ward pollUciaAsvwhio have no honor nor sense , of honor. If any of the committee dew cllned to serve,' the next largest tax payers should receive, a certificate vest ing In them the power to.serve. The above suggestions occurred ' to me while reading the new charter and an invitation-in the papers to citizens to appear before -the. special, commit tee on revision and make suggestions. ' And being convinced of their, merit, I suggest 'them through your- . valuable paper. They need maturing in detail. TUe committee are more competent than I to do .this, and I have not the1 lime. for., like other taxpayers, I need a committee to represent me, even in this matter, and attend to my political business.'-. But remember,' the Commit tee of One Hundred should haws the confidence ot the taxpayers and not be elected or -appointed by wire pulling,, but should b there . by; right as the heaviest contributors to the burden. Then we shall all feel that we are pro tected and have a guide to admire and direct us for the best Interest of the city and that our money Is not squan dered. If deemed advisable the com mittee could oonalst of - fifty, with power to select fifty ot the taxpayer who pay lei than G0 annually as an advlsary committee, and It the veto power ot the committee is considered, an objection that could be withheld and the committee could have power to im peach. WILLIAM OAT. TALK XOTE8, The Increase I a Yale's General VaWenlty rnnd la the Poet Ten Yeare-Yale Field Corporation. Besides the special features of Tre. urer Farnam' annual report ulrottdy prlrted, some of Its figure supply in teresting comparisons of the financial changes of the university during the last ten years. In that time the gen eral university funds have risen ap proximately from $471,670 to $1,19s,59, the academical funds from $MI607 to $1,605,459, the divinity school fund from $144,401 to $226,318. the law school funds from $11,600 to $100,293, the art school funds from $81,600 to $13,200, while the medical school funds fell from $29,134 to $28,651. The Income oi the academical department roas In the same time from $162,754 to 3Zlt oid of the sclenttflo school from $64,118 to $115,825. The figures for funds do not Include the large Sheffield fund kept apart for the scientific school, and they also make no account of the great additions for buildings, Vanderbllt hall representing alone. It Is reported. . an Investment of about $1,000,000. ' In gen eral, it can be stated that Tale's funded resources have more than doubled dur ing the last ten years and increased about 75 per cent, during the last six. The annual financial report of the Tale Felld corporation, substantiated by the treasurer. Henry B. Sargent, shows that the receipts for tlhe past year are $4,682.76, and the expenditures $3,535.39. The biggest item Is the new football field, which cost $2,112.64. The waste ground at the field will soon be graded to make two new football fields at a cost of $2,600. As It Struck Him. A long, loose-Jointed pilgrim, In a faded brown hat and venerable over coat, strayed Into one of the parks the other day where a hotly contested game of football was in progress. He watched the players for some time In silence and at last asked a by stander: "What d'ye reckon that tiling they're fightln' over Is wuth?" "About $2.50, perhaps," replied the man to whom he had spoken. "They're a pack o' durned foolo!" ex claimed the pilgrim, stalking away in disgust. Chicago Tribune. 1 "I say, Jen," called little Tommy. "What?" returned (his sister. . "Why,. I was Just thinkln' you've always had to wear ma's old dresses made over, an' I've always been stuck with pa's old clo'es -which of us d'you suppose'Il have things made out o' ma's bicycle bloomers when they get old?" Chicago Record. In old age, the blood runs 1 tion, inflammation, bruise result in a sore, which the re duced vitality finds it difficult to overcome. Salva-cea (TRADE mark. ) the new Curative Lubricant, softens the tissues, reduces the inflammation, relieves the con gestion, and, more than that, it cures. Pure and harmless in its ingredients, the most delicate need not fear it ; soothing in its immediate effect the most sensitive skin welcomes it. It is the greatest boon to sufferers from every form of skin disease. Price, 25 and SO cents per box. At druggists, or by mall. Tbi Bbaxtjutb Co., 274 Canal St., New Tork. THREE CABLOADS OF CHAMBER SUITES Arrived last week. WaTeh our Chapel Street Win dow for Special Bargains daily. w nun Vail Hnfl of Garnets is far ahead of anvthin? ever before exhibited in the will surprise you.. ; m 'Parlor Suites; Easy Chairs, Couches our own manufacture ; come and see them. !. Choice lines ot Rugs; Mats, Shades, Lace Cur tains; Draperies Paper Hangings, etc. . : Largest and Leading Low Priced Housefurnishing Store In the city,, J r' : - '' H. B. ARHSTHONG to CO, 68-97 Orange Street MONARCH Your choice of. Rims and Tires Call and See ,Them.--. ff. G I EZa VJi CHEAT BUI SHI COMMENCING Monday Morning, Not. 19. And as long a they last. We offer the following grand values, which are the greatest and most surprising Bargain offered this season. CLOAKS. Everyone know of the scarcity of all kinds of Cloaks, owing to the great New York Cloak strike; yet our facili ties are such, that while other houses have hardly anything to show, we have over 2,000 of the latest and choicest garments which we offer as follows: ' 3.08 Heavy Cheviot Golf Capes, Re versible Cloth, with hood, full 7.00 value, all at 83. 08. (7.60 Ladles' and Mis wis Coats, very latest styles, black, navy and tan mixed, some (7.08 half lined and worth 812.00, all at 7.58. 5.50 Misses', also a few Ladies' Coats, all worth $8.00, at 65.50. 9.98 to Here we offer a grand collection of Ladies' and Misses' Coats and Capes. All latest styles, iu beaver, kersey, melton and chev iot, all lengths and hnlf silk-lined: 11.98 worth 13.50 to 415.00 all at 11.98. 12.50 Every style of Cloaks and Capes, in every material, including ker to sey, beaver, chinchilla, buclcs, rough cheviots, etc., nil 33 1-8 per 29.50 cent, undervalue. 812.50 to 829.60. 19.50 VERY SPECIAL finest quality Kersey Coat, 44 inches long, double breasted, tight fitting and lined throughout with extra good silk; worth 30.00, in navy and black, at 19.60. GRAND SPECIAL SALES IN FUR AND PLUSH CAPES And Children's and Infants' Cloaks; also the following Great Bargains. 1.98 Real Marten Animal Scarfs, pat ent mouths, worth 14.00, at 81.98. 67c For Ladies' Foster 5-Hook Kid Gloves, l.OO value, at 67c. 79o For our entire Hue of 11.00 Gowns. 79o. 49c Men's Night Shirts, good cottons, colored and white embroidered bosom, collar and cuffs, well made, 52 inches long. 49c. THE ABOVE FOR THIS WEEK ONLY. WM. FRANK & CO., 781-783 Chapel street. 5a BAKER BLANKET Longest wearing norse dimikpi rouuir.. Have worn 10 years, nunureuowi testimonials to this effect. Made both with and without surcingles. Look for Horse stamped Inside. WM. AYIK .ft PXS. PH1LADA. sluggishly, and any conges-f or cut in the skin is likely to city. Prices so low they and 780 Chapel Street- BICYCLES. lest Grade. Weighs 25, Pounds. ON. teb 284 2C3' KJ, tj Art. mm IcINTYRE & CO. A GREAT LOW FIGURES. Comparison of prices will prove to you that we are entitled to more credit than, possibly, we get for offering always the grandest and most surprising bargains in Dry Goods and Fancy Goods ever seen in this city. It isn't a question with us how much profit we can get out of our customers. It's a question how low we can sell our goods and how much we can increase our sales, and how many more friends we can add to our list of customers by our low prices and small profit system of doing business. These facts ought to be remembered by every' buyer. Ladies' Mackintoshes. This is the season of the year when Mackintoshes are a comfort and joy to the wearer. Have Just received 300 garments 6f the very newest cloths and shapes which go to you at a small advance over cost. If you compare prices before buying, you will be more satisfied and your purchase will be made here. LADIES' Mackintoshes,, Inverness worth $2.50, our price $1.88. MISSES' Capes, Macintoshes, Inverness Cape, mixed shades, worth $2.50, our price $1.88. LADIES' Macintoshes, Inverness Cape, supe rior quality, black and! bluej worth $5.00, our price $3.50. LADIES' Macintoshes with three capes, very fine quality, cheap at $10.00, our price $7.50. ' SPECIAL : Line of Ladles' "Cravenette" Mack intoshes at extremely low prices. SPECIAL Ladies' Eiderdown House Gowns In pink, blue, tans and grey." Sold ev erywhere at $3.50, our price $2.50 each. . - i. - - SPECIAL. Ladies' All Wool House Gowns, nicely trimmed, usual price $5.00, at $3.98. : LADIES' Winter .Waists In a choice line of colors, worth $1.38, at $1.00. LADIES' All Wool , Flannel Waists In grey and"; brown, pearl buttons, cheap at $2.50, our price $1.75. Black Cashmere Shawls at new tariff prices. Great bargains at these prices. Old price. New price. 6.00 long Shawls tL60 7.00 Long Shawls 6J0 8.50 Long Shawls 8.50 11.00 tKng Shawls 8.00 14.50 Long Shawls 10.00 LADIES' SHOULDER Shawls at 50c, 89c and $1.00. A BARGAIN. Ladles' Beaver Shawls, very choice and the thing for a warm wrap, same shawls sold test year at $5.5S, our price $3.50. GINGHAM APRONS, ' Special lot of TO doren, going at S for 25c. ' ''; . ' j FINE SKIRTS, ' ' , . Made of the finest Black Sateen, lined, I ruffles; This quality sold at $2.50 everywhere. Our price while they last, $L50 each. ... ' ; -; 837-839 Chapel. Street, New, mil FOR GOOD GOODS AT Silks. Choice assortment of Fancy Taffeta Silk, worth $1.00, now 6?c yard. Fine Brocaded Velvets, In black grounds with stripes -and figures, for sleeve, waists and fronts of house dresses, very de sirable in Paris and London, worth $3.00, our price $1.50 yard. Silk Crepe, In all the leading shades, a truly bargain' at 29c yard. CHINA SILK. Grade two, worth 37c, at 25c yd. Grade two, worth 37c, at 25o yd. Grade three, worth 50c, at 39c yd. Grade three, worth 50c at 39c yd. These come in all the new light evening shades. BLACK All Silk 24 Inch Moire, worth $1.50, at $1.00 yard. SPECIAL. Black All Silk Moire Antique, worth $2.25, at $1.50 yard. ' j Look in Our Window. There you will see two grades of Blankets, one at $3.50, the other at $5.00 a pair. They are extra 11x4 size and have been sold at $5.00 and $7.00. It's unnecessary for us to comment on tfhe quality. They more than speak for themselves. JUST RECEIVED Five cases more White Blankets, which we will sell at 25c each. WHITE DOMET Flannel, two cases gping at 4ftc yd, SPECIAL. 24 pieces' Brown Canton ' Flannel, very fleecy, and cheap at 9o, our price 6V&e yard, SPECIAL. . Swansdown Flannel In very choice patterns, stripes and figures, .worth 26c, our price l2fto yard, Gloves. Ladles' Fine Cashmere Gloves In Black, were 50o, now 26c pair. , ALSO . Ladles' extra fine Colored Cashmere Gloves, sold always at 75c, our price 38o pair. ' i' - MITTENS. Children's Mittens in Black, worth 19c, at 13c pair. The Be st Way In the world to enjoy your Thanks giving dinner is to buy one of those pure all linen Dinner Sets that we offer at $1.00 a set under regular price. 8-4 Cloth arid' Doylies, choice pat terns, now $2.75 a set. 8-10 Cloth and Doylies now $3.26 set. 8-12 Cloth and Doylies now $3.75 set. Before It's tog late come and look at our all linen Cream and Bleached Damask, which has no equal at 50c a yard. Guarantee no concern can match! quality under 62c SERPENTINE Crepes in all colors, 12c yard. - . ' SHIRTING CAMBRICS, , . ; . Choice patterns, 4c yard, , j : INDIGO BLUE ! Prints, good assortment, 50o yard. ' FIVE BALES Bleached and Twilled Crash, worttjj 6o, at 3o yard. ( . Important Notice to buyers of Figured Elder down, the price was always 50c as yotl know, our price 29c yard. SCARLET Twill Flannel, 20 pieces for sale a 25c yard ; price elsewhere 35c 36-INCH White Wool Shaker Flannel, sold al ways at 46c, our price 25c yard. Jackets and Capes. We received 150 garments last Thursday and bffeq them at lower1 prices than they can be made up fop in New York. This is the balance of an order placed last July. Dress Goods. 300 yards All Wool Novelty Drese Goods In choice colors, old price $1.00, now 59c yard. 600 TARDS .. All we nave, two-toned 38- Incfy Fancy Dress Goods, worth 62c now 89c yard. . : -. SCOTCH PLAIDS. 15 pieces latest Highland Clan et fects, worth 87ftc, now 25c yard. HAMBURGS, Open edge effects, In very latest paU terne, bought to retail at 20c, but art m special drive put them on sale at lStyqi yard. "... .. .. . j Haven, Conn.