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THE MOBtfETO TIMES, WEDipDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1897
1 HOUS COiPIGY This is What Grosvenor Called the Civil Service Law. BROSIUS MADE A DEFENSE He Said the Sentiments Expressed by tho Gentleman from Oliio Seemed to Him "the FIi-hlnir of a Swoid in the Heart of the Pre-)1-dcnt-elect." There was a heated debate in the House testcrda oter tlie civil sen ice. It aiose over ji bill which came from the Com mittee on Judiciary, reported by Mr. Brodenck, of Kansas, and pioposed to amend section J 858. Revised Statutes, so ab to give the governors of territories power to remote appointees by themselves or their predecessors It was adocated by Mr. Alurph. of Arizona, who explained the desirability of tin proposed change. Mr. Hade of Te.as, a inembei of the Committee on the Judiciary, opposed the bill, describing it as a puielj i artisan one, intended to enable the gotcrnoi of An 7.011a, soon to be ap ointed In tlie incom ing Republican administration, to le mote Democratic officials, who undei the lav.- -weie entitled to serve two jears longer, and put in Republicans Mr. Mm pliy -But these men hat o already served lour j ears, and pioposenow to hold on tw o t ears iongei , i hen the term of tlie appointment was for but two jeais. Mr. Builcy, eontiiiumg, said he sjm pathiztd with the Republicans In their present comlnMon. They weie soon to face 350,000 office-seekers, with peiliaps firry or sixty thousand offices to fill "And," addtesMiig the Republicans, "jou can uo more hope to escape from defeat at tlie diction for members of the Fifty-slMh Congress than the Democrat-, could hope to escape national condemnation for the errois of the Piesident sexm to go out or office Mr Bailey chaiactenzed the burden of office-seeking as the greatest cmse upon Congiessional seitice. it provoked, if it did not iiecet-Mtate, a sense or dependence uihiu the executive that ought not to ci-ist Mr. Catron or .New JIcxuu f.ivoied the pi-tagp or the bill, as did also Mr Flvnn of Oklahoma. who asked that the Repub I leans be treated a the it.id treated the Democrats undei like conditions that the governors or the Territories be given the power to remove a- well as appoint their executive orficials "It is said there Is come politics in this bill. Suppose therein As far as I am eon ccrneci, 1 am in favor or wiping out the civil service law, and Tilling ever of rice with Republican-" (Applause) Mr. Grosvenor or Ohio did not see that governors or Teiruones were entitled to anv more consideration in the mattti of making appointments than l'resuknts or the United State; And tct, under the civil service law, in its deiUopment, the J-rcMdcnt could in t take his stenographer, his tvpewriter, or even a messenger, into the White House with him, without the consent nr this bureau, which had usurped all functions of the government "I am In fnor of the bill, however," he s.uil, "because 1 beilete it to be a step in the right dlicclion There is a tide rising in this- country which will sweep this bu reaucracy Trom power Ttie jouug men propose to have something to sav and to do about the government or then e-ouu trv." (Applause) Mr. Grostenor's assertion about the power or the President to appoint em plove- to office in tlie White House had been made in connection with statements about other officials, who, he asserted, were also deprived or tlie pow er or select ing even their confidential clerks or cashiers. These were responded to tigor ously by Mr Bro-ius, or l'eimsjlvdnta, chairman or the Committee on Civil Service Rerorm He said that the merit S3 stem was tlie best one by which young men could gam admission into the public service "It sated them the humiliation or Lemm ing beggars at the feet of bosses,' w ho are supposed to have these fators to grant. Thev were saved the degradation or be coming the servile tends or politicians." There was no objection, Mr ISrosius con tinued, to the application or the merit Bj.stcmin regulating admission to the pub lic service, but tlie scandal of the spoils sjstem continued inside tlie service.'and if promotions could be made to depend upon merit atom, there would be no objection to tlie systei.i on the p irt or any one. Mr Bailey, resuming the floor, said that the Temarks of the gentleman from Ohio (Mi Grosvenorj were worthy or great consideration bv the House, not only be cause of his prominence, us a Republican leader, but lecause of ids well known relations to the incoming Piesident Thee made w nut he had to say upon this subject a matter of deep interest and importance. llr. Railcj was proceeding to rerer to the declarations or the Republican partj upon the subject of civil service reform, when he was interrupted by Mr Steele, who -uked "But what do you think or it, youiseir?" Mr. Halle (mipressivelv ) I think it is a humbug, sir Mr. rarSb Why didn't you repealthela w, then? Mr. Bailcv Because wedidu't have sense enough I think we -will know better next tln.c (Laughter) In conclusion Mr Pallet expiessed the hope that the statements from the gentle man from Ohio and the applause which thct met on the Republican side were prophetic oT what was about to be, and that we should soon liav e done with this 'civil scitice le-rorm " Mr Giosteim, again getting the floor, rcfe-iicd to Mr Bailev's assumption of intimate lelatio'iship 1-erw ecu himself and the President-elict, and lein.irked that ir that gentleman had been in the lloufe in the Firtietli or Fi!t-fhst Cc.ngicsses he would hate known that the flrn bitter contmteisi he (Giostenor) bed had as a member 111 on the fkor was with that dis tinguished gentleman, when a colleague fiom tlie State or Ohio, upon w hat is called tlie merit sjsttm "Bit he lost no confidence in mj Republicanlm,"nid Air Giostenor, "in consequences cf our defer ences of opinion, and I left i.ene in his statesmanship or mj belief in l.is ultimate good sense." (Laughter.) The titil ser vice sj stem, Mr Giostenoi went en to eat, was a sinuous, infamous conspiracy upon the government, and wah made thegicatest power of the spoilsman et er enacted. No government had eter adopted this st stem but what was compelled to adept a crvil pcns'on list as a crnccmitant tiieieof, Just cs the gentleman from Pennsjlvania (Mr Broslus) was compelled to biing in here the other day a bill to -cm-icii the in competents fastened on the service by this merit btstcm. It was not a r.ecstion of merit, Mr. Grosvenor insisted, but a ques tion of who stood highest in all the "buOlog.cs" of the land. He mentioned tlie case or an eligible certllicatc by the Civil Sen ice Commission who possessed rot only the certificate or "meiit," but 1'0 a certificate of iccent dismietal fioni II penitentiary. When," he asked, "was the goternment ver administered better or chenpci than before Pendleton and the Democratic part perfected this patent medicine sstem?" (Laughter,) He said the climax or the action of the present administration into extending the civil service law was now being. consideied. It was to be the pro mulgation or an order which would make it impossible to light the wiongs that had been committed by the spoilsman in the last four ears riding loughshod over every dcpaitment or the government He warned the members or the lloue that the people would not stand this. (Ap plause.) An oppoitunil was given Mr. Broslus to reply briefl to Mr. Grosv enor. He disclaimed, in the first place, that gentleman's assertion that the law was a Democratic law. It had been passed, he said, b a Republican House, and foi more than twcntv-five jears the Repub lican conventions had tied tv ith theDemo ciatic conventions in their appiotal of the s stem 'And when I bear such sentiments as those," he dramatically exclaimed, "and notice tlie applause that comes from Repub lican Representatives, manifesting their approval or those statements, J can but feel that it is the fleshing of a swoid in the heait of the Piesident-elect." (Cries or "Oh, oh.") He Quoted Horn Majoi McKinlev's letter of acceptance or the Republican nomina tion last year, in which he stated that "the Republican pnrty will take 110 backward step on this cpustioii," and added, "that is patriotism, which fourd its impersona tion in that gicat citizen of Ohio, who, foi the next four jans, will have the entiie coutiol of the executive seivice or the country." After a shortdemonstration or the spoils sStem as practiced in Congiess by Mr Walker, or Massachusetts, the' pievious question on the passage or the bill was ordeied, and tlie bill passed by a tote or 119 to 57, Jpi arently an almost strict! party tote. At ."1 15, 011 motion or Mr Pajnc or New York, the House adjourned until today. Till: PRESIDENT WILL NOT ACL' Commander Qiiaelcenlm-diV, Case to He Hefened to Mr. AleKinley. It was h amed yesteiday that the Presi dent peimltted the bill nuthoiizing tne reinstatement and retirement of Conf mander Quackenbush i n the Navy to become n law without action on the 17th lubtunt The Piesident, has not,, however, acted under the authorit conferred bj the law. ana it is a question whether lie will not leave the matter to ins successor. Commander Quackenbush'scaseis histori cal He was tned bv court-martial dur ing the Presidencv of Gen. Giant and sentenced to dismissal on ciiaige or intoxi cation, etc This sentence Gen Giant ap pioved but it was subsequently modified into six 3 cars' suspension A subsequent errorr to reinstate him aftei tlie expiration of his six vears" suspension was tttced bv Piesident Cleveland The piesent bill simplj gives a discre tional y authority to the President to te mstate the ofricer and ictire him without leducedpa from the date of reinstatement and ictiremcnt Tlie President, while allowing the bill to become a lntv, has plain! intimated his purpose not to exei cise the discretion iepoced in him. Til B ritlGA j'j: CONS ITITTION. Mr Flts-ijei aid Hefened to the Glory Won on Her. Speikmg of tne unanimous vote in the House vesterd iv upon the naval appropria tion bill, which contained the precision, inserted by the committee upon his request, appropriating SS.000 for the cure of the famous old rugate Constitution, Mr Pit geratd, of .Massachusetts, dwelt on the fact that Old Ironsides was built in ids district, and expressed the pleasure that lie felt as a son of Massachusetts m calling.it tention to the glonous achleveuients of tlie grand old v essel "The people or Massachusetts," he said, "are justly proud of this history of the deeds or patriotism and valor that hate bcenjierfoinied by her illustrious sons, but no pages in all that history excite their re gaidund admiration more than thos" w Inch tell or the gallant viclones won by Massa chusetts men, commanded by a AIas-achu setts man, on a. naval tcssel built by .Masi chusetts mechanics In a Massachusetts vnid, tlie grand old Constitution, Old Iionsieles ' ALEXANDER APPOINTED. De Will Arbitrate a Central Ahum J -u Hoiindni Dispute. President Cleveland has completed the. commission tv Inch, according to the treat entered into between those countries, is to mark the boundar line between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, which lias so long been In dispute and which was submitted to his arbitration during his rust admin istration. He then decided upon a boundary line, and b a tteatv concluded at Salvador Hst summer, it was provided hat each side should appoint surveorsto mark the line, and that President Cleveland .should designate an engineer to decide upon any points of disagreement that might arise between them. Mr. Cleveland has appointed Mr. E 1 Alexander, or Georgetown, S. C , as the engineer commissioner for this purpose. It lb understood that Mr. Alexander's se lection gives complete satisfaction to the gov ernmentsint olt ed. TUB NAVAJO INDIANS. To Confine Them to Their Ilesei vatton Would Work naidship. A communication rrom the Secret nr of the Intcnoi, laid before tlie House tester day, relative to keeping tlie Navajo In dians on their lesert alien 111 accoidance with treaty stipulations, shows that this tube is tioublesome, eter thieatenlng the public peace The tribe is a powerful one, and to remote it Horn the public lauds to a resertation would require the aid of the military and its continuous piescnce to keep it there The tribe own considerable stock, and to force it on the reservation without sufficient water and glass would be inhuman. It is recommended to attempt by irriga tion to make tlie reservation complete. An appiopnation of $2r,000 for this pur pose is recommended. TnlbeitHIll Fn-vornb'y Kcported. The Houe Judiciary Committee yester terday ordered a futorable repoit on the Talbert bill to refund the piocecds aris ing out of the resales of lands sold for direct taxes during the rebellion, amount ing to about 5140,000. The bill requires no new appropriation and its intent is to give a proper constiuctlon to the act or 1S91. Davis Nomination Not Discussed. There was an executive session of the Senate esterday evening and a number of postmasteis were confirmed. SenatorJIoar it-ported back tlie nomination of Mr. Henry 12. Davis to be United States district attor ney foi tlie District of Columbia, but theie was no effort made to discuss the case. Soundings for Hntvaiiun Cable. The Senate Committee on Naval Affairs yesterday lecominended the incorporation In the natal bill or Senator Lodge's propo sition toappropnate 525,000 toiiake sound ings for a telegraph cable between the Hawaiian Islands and Japan. More Money for St. Elizabeth. Senator Sevvell esterdny reported fa orabIy from the Military Committee a proposed amendment to tlie sundry civil bill, appropriating 575,000 for additional accommodations for thp Government Ast lum for the Insane. Strong Resolutions Introduced in the House hy Mr. Gibson. RADICAL PROPOSITION The PieniiibleDeclurcs Thnt Amer icans Iluto llecn "Unhiiuiunelj Bone to Death" The Ice-liitlons Cull for Iloiiibniduicnt of Huvumi If Prisoners Are Not Released. Mr. Gibson of Tennessee Introduced 111 the House vesterdu tlie following iesolu tion: "Whereas man American citiens have been, illegally and wltliout sufficient cause, arrested and imprisoned in the Island of Cuba b the Spanish authorities; and, "Whereas some of these Amei leans, thus wrongftillv arrested and imprisoned, have been thrust into dark and foul dungeons and some of them have been de nied tlie necessities oT lire, and some iiate been maltreated without tiial, ami some have been unhunianelv clone to death; and, "Whereas in a majont of the cases these Americans, thus unlawfully .11 rest ed and barbuiouslv dealt with, hate been denied cut tri.il guaranteed them b the treaties between the United States and Spain, and have been tieated 111 a man ner unwoithy of a civilized nation, or a people professing to be Cluistuns; and, "Wheieas it is well ki.own thatma.iy of these Americans have i men nuiltieatcd, and some of them butchered, not because of an fault or theirs, but to enable Span ish orfiejals to tent their hatied or the United States, and to exhibit their .1111 inosity toward Americans in geneial, and ' Whereas these wicked, illegal and bai hnioiis deeds of the Spanish ofricials in Cuba, sustained as the hate been b the lawful authorities of Hi ain, aie an inter nat oaal insult and injur1 to the whole people and the government of the Un.tJd Stales, and Wheieas the further submission of the government or the United States to these nttocitles and outrages upon our citizens In Cuba will degrade our govern ment In the estimation or the lovers of Iibert3 and Justice the world over, unci be at the same time a grievous wrong and humiliation to every cjtiui of the United States, an injury to one being, an iujury to all. Therefore, To the end that Justice be dune, the rights of American cllienslilp asserted and vnidlcated. the honor. of 0111 couni r sustained. U'ldthelawsor huiii.initv and civilization enforced. "Resolted, 'I hat the President be and is hireby authorized and directed to demand of the Spanlih authorities in Cuba thu immediate restoration to libert of ever AmerlcaiLCitizeii. natite bom. or natural i7od, now imprisoned by them in the Island or Cuba. "Resolved further, That in support or that demand the Piesident be and is hereby authoiized and directed to accompany it bv the piescnce of .1 siirfich-nt number jf United States ships or war to make the demand good; and ir said demand is not granted within tvtenty-foui Jiours, tli.it the city of Havana, and if need be, other p nts of Cuba, lie bombarded until said de mand is fully complied with and all of s lid Aineiican citizens delivered to the com muidei of our warships " IN TUB HOCSB. Seteinl Hills Considered and Pa seel hy Unanimous Consent. "An attempt was made In tfie House cs terday to pass a bill to authoiize the Sec retary of the Nav to appoint Lieut. Robert Plat a commander. Objection was made. Mr Hooker was no moie successful in his ef fo't to pass a bill to aim nd the 1 It er and bailor act of litl, o as to reimitthe conplction or the last of the series or reseito'is at the 1 crd -f tlie Mississippi A Senate bill to pension Liiima Casey, widow or the late Gen Case, chief of the Ungineer Corps, at $73 a month, was passed on motion or Mr Wilson, with an amendment reducing the amount to $50. After Senate amendments to several House bills had been agreed to, the House went into committee of the whole to fur ther consider the naval appropriation bill. Mr. Uairctt of. Massachusetts offered an amendment to the bill providing for the construction or a dry dock at the Bos ton navy yard not to costmoie than $1, 000,00(1 and appropriating $100,000 to be gin the work. Mr. Sulloway of New Hampshire made a point of order against Air. Ban ett's amend ment thatit was new legislation. Chairman Sherman, after an argument against the point of order b Air. Barrett, sustained it. and the amendment fell. In lespect of the paragraph making ap piopuutions for armoi and armament, Mesoro Harrison or Alabama and Hall of Missuiiii eulogized the woik or Secretary Herbei tin connection w 1th the investigation or the manufacturers of armor plate As a ieultof that, it was said, the cost of plate for the thue vessels provided foi in the bill the Illinois, Wisconsin and Alabama would be over one and a quarter millions less than it tv ould hate been under the old contract The price of $400 a ton, the maximum permitted by the bill, was $1 G3 a ton less than the price at piesent being paid The bill was reported to the House with out .intendment, and passed without a di vision The House enteied again upon an era of requests for consideration of bills by unanimous consent, and under such con sent the following bills were passed. Senate, authorizing the Montgomery, H.-tyneuUc and Camden Railroad Company to build a budge over the Alabama River, bet w ee:i Ia wer Pencil Tree and Alary Blurf. Ala. Senate bill, granting pension of $8 to Hi ram Sanders. Company G, Nineteenth Wisconsin Volunteers. A bill to pension Col. James Lindsay, of the Sixt-slxth Ahssouil Unrolled Aiilitia. at S10 a month, evoked from Mr. Baileyr of Texas, the opinion that that was too much foi a militiaman, and an objection to Turther consideration. PRIVAT1 HILLS UNSIGNED. They Ilecome Lntv Without the PresldentV Sicunture. Thirt-four pritute bills, which having been presented to tlie Piesident for his approval Tebruary 10, and not gaving been returned by him to the house of Congress in tlnch they originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution, have become laws without his approval. These bills come within the category re ferred to in the President's veto messages of Monday as hating been presented to him in such numbers that he was unable to examine into their m'ei its. All such bills which reach the White House between now and March 4 will probably fail to become law as the Presi dent's signature will not be forthcoming unless in exceptionally meritorious cases and after full examination. Air. Cleveland, at the close of the last Congress, set the precedent of refusing to go to the Capitol to sign bills in all the rush of the last few minutes of the session. It is understood he will take a similar course with this Congress. DUTY ON FU1TIJJ.RAISBD. The Rate to BMud- n Prohint torj One. A material increase In "the rate of duty on certain tropica! 1 fruit raised in this countiy was made 3'esterciay morning by the Republican mi'iijbeis of the Was and Means Committee. ' A duty ol 20 cents acublc foot was placed on oianges.""lemonb and limes, whet'iei imported iu.ibull;jir in packages. The provision 111 tlurMcrhnlC law as to barrelb 01 packnges that contain these articles, and which 'places' the duty at 30 per cent, ad valorem was restored. Tlie present chit on the foregoing articles is 8 cents a cubic foot. In the McKinlC law it was less" than 12 cents, inasmuch ab on p.-.ckages or a capacity or i 1-4 cubic feet, tlie duty "vt.is 1.1 rents. "testci du's increase was made in com pliance with tlie appeals of the California rruit producers, who claimed that the pres ent rate was ruinous, and that the McKlu ley dut was not nearly sufficient. The committee were influenced by these cou sidciations, and after a careful investiga tion satisned themselves that while the new late was practically prolnbitoiy. it would not increase the cost of such fruits a quarter of a ccit iu each case, and that the retnll price would remain practically unchanged, at the same time giving the Amciiean grower a monopoly of the home mai ket. '1 lie fiult importing interests of New 1'ork and other cities protested tigoi ously against an.v matei ml Increase in the duty, their argument being that foreign fruits do not compete to any extent with the American product, inasmuch as they are placed on sale at a different season ot the ear. THE TREATMENT OF RUIZ The Senate Wants a Statement of the Facts. Air. Vest Annluns the President for Iliivlnu, us He Said, Usurped Legislative Functions,. In the Senate esterda Air Mills offered a resolution, which was agieed to, request ing the President to transmit to the Senate a. statement of the facts concerning thear rest, iniptisonitientanddeathof Dr. Rieardo Ruiz, in the jail at Guahabacoa, with copies or the correspondence on the subject, Notice was given by Air. Morrill of his intention to address the Senate on Thurs day on the lesolution in reference to tlie independence of Cuba. After the routine business, the consider ation or the Indian appropriation bill vv .is lcsuiiied, the question' being on a point of order made .vesterdav by Air Vilas against the commute e amendment foi opening of the i'neompahgre Incllai leservatlon-ns geneialiegislatioa. The discussion went on for .1 couple ot hours. Ail. Vest of Alissoun bitterly criti cised the admii istratiou.Jeleclaiing that all the complications in (the matter had resulted fiom the icfusal or tlie Piesi dent to execute the law- Air Vilas piotot-ted against what lie called the arinigninent ol the Piesident by Air. Vest. "1 airaign the President, ir the Senator so charactci izes my --remarks," said Air. Vest, "because I declare itliat he had no right to disobct an actor Congiess which was mandator upon him. t lie believed tliut we were wasting tlie substance of the People lie should hate cdleil it to our at tention in a constitutional tvav and asked us to repaii tlie wrong. Instead of that, he usurped legislative functions and de clared that he would not obe the act of Congress. These ai e the undisputed facts." "ho far from their being undisputed facts," said Air Vilas, "I am astonished that the Senator fiom Aiissouri should make such a statement." Tlie committee amendment was modi fied by one offered by All . Vest and agreed to eas 4S, navs 17. Tlie Senate proceeded to tlie considera tion of executive business and shortly afterwaid adjourned uittiltoda atll a. in AIR. SANDS' NOAUNATIOX. The Pull Committee Will Not Con sider His. Cnse Until Frid ly. When the Senate Committee on the Dis trict of Columbia mctlast Friduya subcom mittee, consisting of .Messrs Gallinger, Faulkner and Proctoi, was appointed to bring in a report on the nomination of Air Sands to be District Commissioner The subcommittee was instructed to report to the full committee tod'iy. It now transpires that Senator McMillan, the chairman of the committee, has sent out notices that there will not be another meeting of tlie full committee until Piielay, the regular meeting day. This arrangement docs not suit the friends of Air. Sands '1 hey believe that as the time between now and adjournment is so close, the report should be sub mitted at the time first designated, and hope, even In the face of Chairman Alt Aitllan's notice, that a quorum will be present tins morning to hear the report of Messrs Gallinger, Faulkner and Proctor. It Is said that Mr. Gallinger and Air. Fnulknei are committed against Air. Sands, and that Ah. Proctor has not et made up his mind as to how he is going o vote. A Hight-jf-Wny Bill Reported. Tlie House Alllitary Committee esterday ordered a fatorable report on the bill granting a light ot way through the Fort Spokane military lc&ervntiou, in the State of Washington, to the St, Paul, Minneap olis and Alanitoba Railway Company, pro vidmg the load shall be pi'ilt within thiee jears after the passage oi the act. STOLE THE CHUI1CI1 FUNDS. 1 Buiglnrs Secuie!?5b at Air. AL G. nobertson'tol Residence. The residence of AIr..AI. G. Robertson, at No. 1513 Corcoiajn' street northwest, was broken into on Sunday etenmg last between 7:30 and 9 o'clock and robbed. Mr. Robertson i the recording secretary of the Fifteenth Streeb4AL E Church, and at the time of the olieiy he and his family were in attendance at evening sei vice. jrf" The thictes entered tljrough the rear of thu house and ransacked every room in it for money and other taluables. In a trunk in a 100m on the second floor they found the church funds, amounting to $40 or $50, which they secured. From the time of night at which Hie robbeiy was committeil and tlie circum stances connected with It it is believed to have been committed by members of the gang which has been operating in the northeast section of the city. The Fair a Great Success. The largest attendance et at the Carroll Institute rair was that or last evening. President Talor, ot the institute, reports tery gratifying progress, both materially and socially. One of the features last night was the attendance of the Corcoran Cudets and the cadets ot Gonzaga College. It Is thought that It will be -necessary to extend the fair into next week, and make Monda night the closing eteut. 5' Corbett Pleased with His Quar ters at Show Springs. FITZ COOKED A BREAKFAST' The Aiisstrnlinii Gladiator Feasted on Beef and Kggs Piepnied by nis Own HamlH C01 bett Suj s the High Altitude Is Beneficial to Dim. New York, Feb. 24. The Evening Jour nal received the following dispatches rrom Corbett and Fitzsimnioiis this arternoon. Corbett said: "For the first time since Icating San rrancisco I am perfectly satisHed with my training quarters. The gymnasium at the Springs is now fitted up with every thing that a man in training could desire. Yesrerda a punching bag and pulle weights were added to my other appli ances. Nether of these was obtainable in Carson , although I tried my hardest to secure them. I missed botli of these things very much. The punching bag in puticulai I am tery partial to, and use every day. I reel that part of my work lia been neglected when I don't put in ten or fi'teen minutes at the bag. "So rar I have not been able to do any out-of-door work on account of tlie snow. As soon as this melts I will do nearly all or my training in tlie open air. I will hate the punching bag put up out of doors, and will tuke long walks and runs on the road. 'I do not want Xstay indoors any longer than 1 can help. 1 need as much fresh air between now and the date or the fight as I can get, and will stay out of doors practically all day long. "Contrar to what I expected, the high altitude here has been beneficial to me 1 somewhat dreaded it before I left 'Frisco, and even went so Tar as to make arrange ments for returning to the coast to finish 111 training ir I found such a course ad visable. Aly whole p irty, however, has been in the best or health, with the pos sible exception or Jim AlcVen, who has a slight cold. This, however, is all his own fault, as he unneeei'saril exposed him self. "1 hear that ritzsimmoiis has a heavy cold I sjncerel hope- that this is not true, as I want him to be in the best pos sible shape when lie steps into the ring with me. I don't want him to hate an excuse ot not being in ,ood condition after I hate defeated him. ritzsimn 0'is' bulle tin was as follows "AI work toda was the most ertectite since I look tp my c.uarteis at Ccok's Ranch. I began this morning's woik with pulley weights As 10011 as 1 l.'d tur ricieiitly limbered up 111 murclesl cooked m breakfast 1 his connstcd or sttuk and eggs The cook had tot arrived and I was not disposed to have any cne else pn-pare- my meals We tat mound for awhile after breakfast aid then repaired to the ard aimeel with shot els. We dug 0 it several taluable maihle quarries in the si otv. The ttork of digging pathw a was good exercise. Then we put up the -rjninasium para phernalia in the dance hall. The punching ball was alfco put in shape. I put 111 some Work at this, and then, after a rub down, had dinner, w iilch I also cooked 111 self. Then the snow had been beaten down stiff! cientlvto nuke a fair track to Carson, and as I wanted teteral articles I thought I would jog into town and purchase them. Roeber went along on a sleigh The horne he drove was not a fast one, and I had no difficultt In losing him. "I did some giiinasium woik upon my return, and despite my cold, which It, still in evidence, I never felt better in 111 lile The iir seems to suit me, and ni work does not exhaust me in the least. I will be hard at work in the morning, as ever thing will then be shipshape. As the da for the battle approaches my confidence hi my ability to win seems to increase 1 never felt more sure of anv thing in my lire than I am that I w ill defoat James J. Corbett on Alaich 17. A Carson dispatcli to the Woilel s.is: Promoter Stuarti s in dall receipt of letters asking !r ladies will be admitted to see the big right. 1 hese queries come rrom all sections of tlie United States, but principally from the Last, and men writing them explain that they are coining themselves and wish to tiring their wives They express the utmoFt conscience Iu the management and for that reason wish the ladies to be granted privilege or ad mission. This matter has been taken under adv ise ment and it seems that the ladies will be piett sine to be admitted. In connection with other events it is proposed to have the champiou football teams of California and Nevada meet here a day or two before tlie big right and play a game. Stuart has received a proposition from the California team and it is understood that he is pleased with it. COHCORANS WERE WINNERS. Can oil Institute Lost nt Basket ball to the Cadets. 1 lie league game of basketball, plaed at Canoll Institute last night, by the home te un and the Corcoran Cadets, was won b the Cadets, by a score of 2 to 1 . The game was lull of interest from beginning to end, and the many brilliant pla s w ere libcially applauded b the large audience. Good team work marked the play of both teams, and the game, while fast, was free from unnecessary rough play. Four free throws were allowed, two to each side. The only one scored was made by Davis, of the Cadets Collins, of the sime team, scoiedon a pretty field play on a one handed running side tin otv. The onl score made by tlie Carrolls was gained by Aiurphy. The result of the game puts the Corcoran in second plate, and the tictrol is all the more important to them on this account. The teams lined up .is, follows: Can oils, Corcorans. Berberich e. g Davis c. g. Hughes r f . Bodge r. f. Daly 1. f Collins l. f. Oppenheuner c. Clark a Aless r.b. Gulsta r. b. Aiurphy 1. b. "Walters 1. b. Gallagher h. g Boulay h g. Umpire Air. AIcGlue, C. C. C. Referee Prof. Joyce, C. I. Timer Mr. Godfrey. Time Three 15 minute innings. A MILLIARD TOURNAMENT. aineRioli, the Louisiana Champion, Easily Defeated AdcLaunhlln. rittsburg, ra., Feb. 23. The initial mu test in the shortstop billiard tournament at tlie Great Northern Parlors. Diamond Gtreet. was between Alaggioll, the Louisi ana champion, and McLaughlin, champion or Pennslvanla. McLaughlin was in tery poor form, while Maggloli was in fine fettle. The bcore: Alageioli. 400; highest run, 48; average, 9,97. McLaughlin. 356; highest run, 57; aver age. 8.0S. Fort-oue Innings were played. JOHNNY WARD ON HCSIK. The lawjer ex-Bull Plnyer Thinks tho FIteher Aiistrented. John AI. Ward contributes the following to the Rusie case literature "The litiga tion can, in my opinion, have no effect on the reserve rule. It is simply a question or a club living up to contracts made with a player. The New York Club reduceel Rusie's salary rrom $3,000 to $2,400 In tiolution or the terms of the cotract, which unit hied that the pl.iyer could f-e reserved for 1890, but at tlie same terms asinl895. However, the New York Club had a remedy if it desired to reduce the pUer'b salary for 189G. It could have asked tlie national hoard to set tlie mirj- nium salary at which Rusie could liaT ' been signed, and then tendered the play a contract on those terms. The New York Club hating failed to comply with either of these plain provisions of baseball law, it does not appear that the court can do an thing except release the player, and the League would necessarily acquiesce. Therefore, it is quite plain, in my opinion, that the right of reservation is not at stike, and should not be brought into the argument. Clubs have a perfect right to reserve plaers, but it must be done acconling to the rules and regulations prescribed by the National League." WILL HACK ON SUNDAY. Western Oiguulzution Will Allotv niding on the Snbbath. The movement in the West for Sunday bicycle racing is more widespread than local biot clemen seemed to thim: it would be. Ihere is little doubt now but half a. dozen to half a &core ot the Pacific and mountain States will form a separate wheeling organization, winch will allow Sunday racing. It will be formeel by the secession of tlie L. A. W. divisions of those States. Tlie rew organization will probably have quarters in San Fiancisco. The atoned policy or tlie new body will be to work in harmony with the L. A. W in eter thing except the matter or Sunday racing. It is said thatit will make-oter-tures toreuniteiteeir with the larger organ ization protided local option in bunday racing is granted. The seceding dltis-ons arc not numerous numerically, and the ag gregate loss or membership will rot be serious It will have a serious elfect on racing, however, especially if Uie L A W. blacklists the riders or the Western organization. THE COLLEGE BOAT HACE. The Triangular Contest AIny Take Place at Netv 1 .oiidon. New Haven, Conn , Feb "3 Yale has re celt eel a communication from the New Lon don board of trade, asking if Yale w 111 con sent to row the Yale Harvard Cornell race on the Thames, provided the consent of Harvard and Cornell can be tibtameil Yale lias answered that Yule will be gla 1 to row there It is stated unorricially here that Harvard has also consented, and that there is a chance that the place of the triangular race mat be sliifted f rom Pough keepsie to New London The matter now re?ts with Cornell, and a representative of the New London board of tradeis nowtn Ithaca to gain tlieconseiit of the Cornell crew to the change THE NEW OHLEANS RACES. Eight Thoiisund People Present at the Track. New Orleans, La., reb. 23. Eight thous and people signalized ladles' da by their presence, the weather beliiff well-nigh perfect for open air enjo ment. The track was nearl r.ist again, and the racimr was. spirited Three favorites won, tl- honors being prettt equally divided between books and public. First race Seven furlongs Prince of India, fcS, T. Hums, fc to 5, won by a length; Huums, fcS, Powers, G to 1 , second by a length: Senator Penrose, 95, Harrett, 15 to 1, third, Time, 1.32 1-2. Olivia L . Elkin, Selbach, Elanor Mac, Stanza, Alollie li., and Buck more, also ran. Second racei Hair mile. Georgie C , HJ5, J. Gardner, 5 to 1 , won by a head:Nemo, 113, Scherrer, 13 to 5, second by two lengths; Oniuoor, 100, C. RerTf, 7 to 1, third. Time, 0 51. Grace Himyar, Sar nmtia. Floss, Ironical, Alatourneeu, Shy Fox, Lthel Chance, and Frenchford, also ran. Thirdrace One mllcand a furlong, Alar quise,103, Barrett, 3 to 5. won b a length; Bizarre, 95, T Burns, 5 to 1, second by two lengths; Chicot, 103, Hirsch, 4 to 1, third Time, 2.00 3-4. Llghtfoot and Renaud also ran. Fourtli race One and one-eighth miles Foil, 125, f Johnson, 2 to 1: won by four lengths; Brakeman, 139, W Williams, fc to 5, second by ten lengths, rroverb, 127, Hasper, 12 to 1, third. Time, 2 07 1-2. Partisan, Granada, Rupee and E. Ball also ran. Fifthrace One mile Domingo, 10G,Ca wood, 10 to 1, won by three lengths; fcepure G., OS, Combs, 2 to 1, second b three lengths, Full Hand. 91, Horsey, S to 1, third. Time, 14 4 1-2. Fasig, Mamie G., Baal Gad and Beau Ideal also ran. Sixth race Seven furlongs. Galley West, 99, A. Barrett, even, won byahead:Bender, 104, J. H. Coley, 60 to 1, second by three lengths: Pa mm, 102, Campbell. 7 to 1. third. Time. 1:31 3-4. Carl Holland, Fa tontu, Spiritualist, Clarus, Jim Aladdux and Hunter also ran. Entries for Today Netv Orleans, Feb. 23. Following are entries for the races here tomorrow: First rare Three-fourths, of a mile; sell ing. Spmola, 91 ; Fischer, 93; Alay Ash Icy, Lillian E., 96 each; Stanza, Loyal Prince, 98 each; Tnie,Dorothv III, Anna Mayes, 99 each; F. At. B., Judge Bullock, 101 each. Second race Seven-eighth", of a mile. Vanessa, 97; Woodbird, Break o'Day.Earth, 102 each; Ilia, Sankara, 107 each. Third race One mile and twenty yards; selling. Alay Ashby, SS; Spnngal, 95; Terra Archer, Partner, 105 each; Hair Ahne, ClueeSt, 10S; Ondague, 119. Fourth race Three-fourths of a mile; handicap. Ella Pensfince, 92;R. Q , Ban, Gr.iling, 94 each; Sharon, 97; Strathrei'I, 100: Roslii, Gismonda, 102 each; Helen Wren, 103. Fifth race Threcfotirths of a mile; maidens. Aliram AI , Alauntius, Stevens, Apostrophe, Alary Chance. 95 each; Sur veyor, Snag, Charlie Christy, Bencuna. 97 each Boarder, AI Kyrls, Pomery Sec, Hart H., 100 each; Rosaelder, 105. Sixth race Set en-eighths of a mile; selling. Tagliona, 91; C C. Rumnll, Bomb.nd, 93 each; Hippogrifr,96; Darien, riotia Ballard, Paros, Alaggie Harris, Atiss Clark, 103 each. TLVLl-: CANNOT 1N. Progi ess of tho Great Six-Day MI cycle Race. Cliicago.Feb 23. Following is the score in the bicycle race at 11 p. in. Schir.cr, 742 nhles: Ashinger, 667; Mil ler,664;Latvson,634, Smith, 585; Stewart, 623; Hale, 584; Hansen, 577; Bradls, 573. Hamant, 553; Blakeslee. 538; Fleming, 501; Meirstein, 486; Leslie, 516. Hai brecht, 535; Ilir. 243. Schitier will rail short of the iS-hour record made at New York, but will beat the sK-day race. Already it is conceded that Hale cannot win, but his trainer hopes that the leaders may fall down. Ha-ketball Postponed. The league game of basketball scheduled to be pl.iyed this evening in the Infantry Armory by the Eastern A. C. and the Tomorrow The End of the Free Offer But Two Days Off. Closes Thursday Night at b o'CI TO ANYBODY applying in persen. at hU Private Sanitarium, corner 12th. and F streets nortucesl, on or before Thursday, I"tb ruary 23th. DR. YOUNG will ghe one month's tr'a'n a' a v7 all uied icines absolutely jree of c'irnj. To that icho begin noi" there irtil b" a'jiolutehj no chaige for the most larvfal utltiUton; no charge whatever for the most expert and sci entific treatment; and no rhurqe whatever jor all necessary remedies and medicines for ona full month. To male the offer clear to everir body, Dr. Young say there mill be absotmty no cliarge for anything during the month. This free offer aUo applies to all old patients renewing treatment before S o'clock Thursday night, February SJtu Llr loung treats with unfailing sueceua catarrh. Asthma, BroneluU-.. Rheumatism, Constipation, Dys-paia, Sexual Weakness. Night Losses. Disease- or the Liver, Kid iie5 and Bladder, and all arfeetions or Hie Lye. tar, Nose. Throat, and Lungs A never-railing cure for Stricture. ancoceleaud Hydrocele No cutting, no operation, no pain, 110 loss or time Mild, painless nielh Jds Cor. 12th and F Sts. O vingtotheincreasetn Dr Young's vase business, the- ortiee hour" 111 tne future will he. Dally, 1 0 to 5. Monda v and Thursday evenings, rrom 7 to a. Sunday mornings, rrom 10 to U Morning and Sunday Times, 35 Cents a flonth. Washington A C teams, na been post poned on account of a reception and bop to Ik? giv en there tonight The managers of the teams will n eet and fix upon an earlv date for pl.iving the game in the armory. KACII WON" A GAAIE. Can oil- and W. A. C. Divided Hou- 01- in Lenmie Bottlim; Guiiien. Tlie league games cf tenpm bowling plated on the Carroll Institute- alleys, lait night, were witnessed by a large crowd jf spectators, and rtsjlted in a victory far each of the contesting teams, the Carriia and tlie Washington Athletics, The MSitors took the Jirst game by .-. score or 761 to 76. Then thi Carroitt got their team clothes on and ran up an S56 game, winning by a margin of 1S7 pins. Schleasinger and Fuller, r the W A. C, bowled m good form. The latter led witii the highest average, having 17t 1-2, wbHe Schlessinger came next with 172 average, and also had the hmhe-t single score of 1 97. In the second game Harlow's place on the C. I. was. taken by Stanton, who ran p an 1S1 game, and Aliiier tcote Loerait'3 place, and finished with second best s-gle score or 193. Following are the scores: 1st 2d T'tt T'tll C. r Game-. Game St'ks. Hpr Rice ....140 156 6 7 Harlow 117 1S1 4 S Stone 142 157 5 7 Loerart 125 1S3 5 7 Armstrong ..152 169 6 8 676 S56 26 37 W. A. C. Kidd 101 120 3 3 Fuller 175 lb'2 7 10 Schlesainger 197 1 17 S 7 liietz 122 S7 1 4 O'Connor 166 123 4 9 761 659 23 83 PHOTOGRAPHY IX COLORS. An Inhibition of a Novel Art utthe National Alii-emn. Under the auspices of the Capital nioyelo Club, there was given in the lecture .00111 of the National .Museum last evening an illustrative exhibition of the projection of pictures in natural color by photography About 200 amateurs" and others were pres ent Ihe pictures were projected by the K 1) Gray process, as perfected by AIesrs. J B. Colt s"; Co., of New York, and Mr. R C Daniels, of that firm, explained how the ultra-tivid color effects were attained. Landscapes and marine stuehes, flower end fruit pieces were shown, and some scenes on and about the Hudson were muc$i ad mired Air Daniels explnnationsof the chromaiiQ -schemes were lucid and interesting ltva.s the first exhibition ever given in WasMng ton of the II D Gray process work, and it was eloquent of what is evidently the Wgh et attainment up to date iu stereoptlonn work. A Colt triple stereopticon was used Tho most instructive picture was one of tareo gorgeous gladioluses of different colors- At the close of the exhibition Air Daniels an sweri'd many questions propounded by in terested amateurs. rOR FKEi: LIIIRARY FUNDS. 1 he Ffderntlon of Labor Advocates a Coimre-sionnl Appropriation. A full quota of delegates from twenty eight affiliated bodies answered roll-call at the meeting of the local Federation .f Labcr,held last evening at Plasterers Hall. President AlcIIugh was in the chair The most important iiiatter considered was the amendment to the Free Public Library, calling for an appropriation of $8,300 for tlie better equipment ot that institut'ou. It is a matter in which the laboring men ot the District are especially interested. Their own library, at Labor Bureau headquarters, while a great, ton tcniei.ee. does not afford information often desired, and for this reason the are anxious that the free public library should bcplacedonsuch abasisastoaceoii nio-Hte those who have no other place to -eolc for Information and instruction. The amendment was. unanimously in dorsed. ItwasannouncedthutMr PauIT Bowcn, cne of the most advanced thinker-- among the laboring classes of this, country, would deliver an address at the Workingmnna Lit rary Association rooms on Saturday efning.