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THE MOBlSTHSTGh 33IMES, SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 1897
'Wiseman' ' tailoring "at
popular prices is proving it
self a winner.
It's a class of work you' ve
never had before for less
than twice the money and
it's going to revolutionize
the .clothing business of
$12 and $15 gives you a
choice from a nobby line of
suits made to your measure
in any style you dictate.
$ gives you a choice from
a swell line of trouserings.
Every garment is cut on
the preuiises aud we guar
antee a faultless fit.
Leave your measure to
Nobody else puts so much
style and quality into their
top-coats for the .same
mone3r as we do.
Direct from our factory
no middleman there's a 20
per cent saving right from
$7.50 $10 $12 $15 and
20 the proper shades the
proper lengths the proper
What makes a business
grow? Best values new
est stj'les a constant "up-to-dateness.
Our hat business has
grown enormously but no
mere than it deserves.
Our "$3-hats-for-$2" are
All the new shapes are
ready come in and save
Shirts ties golf hose
Bweaters everything is
Of course we're a bit
cheaper than others not
much saving on these small
articles but enough to
make it worth your while.
Cor. Tth and E Sts. N. W.
Jfo Kranch Store In WaKliInglon.
CCU AX RfcBKLS ACTIVE.
A Summitry From Spanish Sonrco
of Xlne "Day Operation5.
' Havana, March 20. Advices received
here today bay that the rebels made an
attack upon the town of Cano. near ilau
tanillo. on March 1 5, and sacked several
houses. The .garrison made a stubborn
Tight and finally repulsed Uie rebels, who
left two of their dead behind them. The
garrison had one officer and tliree privates
According to data furnished by the chief
pr the military staff here a nummary of
the operations of the troops from March
10 to March 19 shows that 4.23 Tebels
bare been killed and eight taken prisoners.
Within the same period the Spanish troops
have lost Uiree officers and forty-two
privates killed, and sixteen officers and
6S privates -wounded. It Is also shown
that between the dates mentioned 188
rebels have surrendered and 3 64 rifles,
107 machetes, and 519 lioraes have been
captured by the troops.
Visits tuo Pope.
' "Rome, March 20. Kear Admiral Thomas
D. Self ndge. commanding the United States
European squadron, was received in
Audience by the pope today.
(J LICK. On Friday, March 19, 1897. j
ftL 1:10 a.m., jun-j. v "if'x -.1 , .;
ton or George C. and Ida V. bllck, aged
one year month) and nineteen days.
Asleep In Jesus.
Funeral from parents residence. 3405
U btreet northwest, Sunday, -March 21.
Ht 3 o clnclc p- m. Kelatives and friends
are Invited to attend. It
-CARROLL On Saturday, March 20,
1897. at 809 Sixth street southwest,
CARlilK B. CARROLL, daughter of Mrs.
T. O. Miller, formerly of "iedencksburg,
va., now or "Washington, D. C.
The trial is hard, the pain severe,
To part with one we love so dean
But in our hearts she will remain,
Until we meet in heaven again.
BY HER HCSBAXTJ.
Funeralfrom 809 Sbth btreetsouthwest,
Monday, the 2 2d, at 2 p. m.
H'redericksburg papers please copy )
SILE.VCE-Dcparted this life on Friday,
March 19, ISO, alter u long and iininrul
lluess. which she bore with Ciiristlau forti
mde, Mrs. M. SILENCE, widow of the
Jate Walter Silence.
Funeral from her late residence, .o.
5502 Twenty-second street nor tli west, on
Honda v. the 22d instant, at 3 o'clock p.
in. Relatives .and .friends are respectfully
nvltcd to attend. Item
SWEEXEV Suddenly, on Friday, March
19, 1&97, JULIA, beloved wife or Jere
miah Sweeney, in the sixty-second year of
Punderal from her late residence, "No.
tlS K .street northwest, on Monday, the
2d instant, at S:"J0 o'clock. High mass
tX 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's Church.
TUCKER In loving remembrance of my
daughter, ALICE, who died two years ago
today, March 19, 1895
It waft the early morning honr,
Two years ago today,
-The angel Death came down to earth,
And bore her boul away.
The midnight stars arc beaming
Upon a client grave,
Whu pleopeUi. wit liout dreaming,
The one we could not rave.
BY HER MOTHER.
JT. WILLIAM LEE.
332 Xa.. Ave. JT.W.
Fix-fet-clafce orvice 'Piioue. 1383.
THE PRESIDENT BESIEGED
The Army of Placcseetas Con
tinue to Halve LifeTJnnlcasant.
MR. PALMER FOR PRINTER
It Is llelievcd That Ex-Pres!dent
Uurrlon'rj Request to Huvo lllm
Appointed "Will He Acceded To.
Geographical Considerations Will
The same scenes that have been enacted
at the "White House ever since President
McKiulcy's induction into office were re
peated on yesterday. A nungry horde of
oiriccscekers and politicians, with 4'axes
to grind," pushed aud jostled each other
in their efforts to reach the Chief Magis
trate's ear. Senators and Representatives
helped to swell the crowd, and at one
timeit looked as if a quorum of both houses
could have been gathered in the ante
room adjoiniug the President's private
office. Congressmen came, utterly regard
less of Secretary Porter's manifesto that
new rules would have to he promulgated
to check the raid upon the Executive
Mansion. A number of Senators and
Members, wlren they beheld the immense
crowd that was waiting to see the Presi
dent, weut away very much disgruntled.
The President is considering the ad
visability or curtailing the freedom given
officescekcrs and others who think they
can best advance their interests by per
sonal 'visits. Several or his friends, in
cluding some Senators and Representa
tives, have suggested this to Mr. McKin
Icy, and it is stated on the best authority
that he is looking for a way to carry
out the idea. Yesterday morning the
President waB subjected to a constant
btrain, physical and mental, through
handshaking and listening to explanations,
objections and importunities. One Sen
ator, who entered his office this morning
and saw Mr. ilcKiuley surrounded by
four score or eager men, did not hesitate
to express his indignation that the Presi
dent or the United States should be obliged
to go through such an ordeal six days
in a week.
The" President managed, however, to
bee a number of people wiio called In quest
of office. Ex-Secretary of the Navy, Ben
jamin F. Tracy, who has been in the city
several days, called upon Mr- McKinley
to urge the appointment of Henry" "V. Ray
mond, of Pennsylvania, as Assistant Secre
tary of the Navy. Mr. Raymond, who is
a son of Henry Raymond, the war-editor of
the New York Times, wasjirivate secretary
to Mr. Tracy during the Harrison regime.
Senator Frye, or Maine, saw the
President in the interest of Dr. W. W.
Thomas.'if Maine, wlio wantsto benppomted
minister to .Norway and Swedcu. Mr.
Thoains has the backing of the entire New
Senator Mason, of Illinois, who was
lamely Instrumental in semiring the ap
pointment, of C. U- Gordon -as postmaster
of Chicago, was again a visitor at the
"White House yesterday. Senator Mason
urged the appointment of Mr. Coyne, who
wantsto be collector ofintcrnal revenuefor
the city or Chicago. Gen. Lougstrcet, or
Georgia, who Is an applicant for the posi
tion of United States railroad commis
sioner saw Mr. McKinley In reference to his
appointment. Thepoition which the noted
Confederate leader covets is now held by
Gen. "Wade Hampton.
Another notnlilecnllernt the "White House
yesterday was Perry S. Heath, lately ap
pointed FJist Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral. Mr. Heath remained with the Presi
dent? for some minutes during which
time 7dr. McKinley took occasion to sign
Senator Kyle, of South Dakota, urged
the appointment of Coh II. Ray Myers,
of Huron, S. D., who wants to secure a
consulship in Germany. SenatorlCyle also
Introduced Hon. J. D. .Elliott, another
resident of Huron, who desires to be ap
pointed district attorney for his State.
Henry C. Payne, national committee
man of Wisconsin, who is slated as min
ister to Perhn, again saw the President
yesterday. To a Times reporter Mr.
Tayne said that he simply called on busi
ness and that his mission to the "White
House had no political bigulficance.
John C. Daucy.of Salisbury, N. C. who
-wants to be appointedrcoorder or deeds for
the District of Columbia, spent several min
utes with the President. Mr. Dancy, al
though a colored man, has the backing of
the entire Republican delegation of his
State, who called at the "White House yes
terday in his beliair. The delegation was
headed by Senator Pritchard nnd Repre
sentative White. Hancy now holds the po
sition of recorder of deeds for his dis
trict, and was for some time collector of
the port of "Wilmington, N. C. The North
Carolina delegation also recommended the
appointment of John H. Hannan, who
wants to be recorder of the General Land
It is said that President McKinley has
about decided to appoint Frank W Pajmer,
of Illinois, as Public Printer, ami that
his nomination will be one of the first
that will be sent to the Senate. Mr. Palmer
held the position during President Harri
son's administration. It 1- rumoied that
the ex-President told Mr. McKinley during
his call at the "White House a rew days -a go
that the only request he had to make or
the present administration was that "his
old friend," Palmer, should receive the
appointment of Public Printer. The gen
eral impression is that the remark worked
greatly to Mr. Palmer's benefit, and the
President then and there determined to
appoint him to the office.
Editor Pease, of Woonsocket, R. I.,
is making a strong fight, however, for
the place, and paid another visit to the
White House yesterday. Mr. Pease is in
dorsed by the entire New England delega
tion, including Senators aud Representa
tives, and hopes-to secure theposition. Hon.
Roger Q. Mills, of Texas, called upon the
President to -present his daughter and some 1
friends who accompanied her. Ex-Representative
Byuum, or Indiana, who took
such an active part during the last cam
paign In the interestof sound money called
to pay his respects. Mr. Bynum"said that
he was not ad applicant for ofrice and his
call -upon the President was purel .social
in its nature.
Representative Dingley, of .Maine, chair
man of the Ways and .Means Committee,
ww the President for & short time.
Senator Cuilem saw Abe President in
the Interest' of Hon. Jolin R. Thomas, of
Hlinols, who is a candidate Jfor the posi
tion of Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
Mr. Thomas was a colleague of both Mc
Kinley and Secretary Long in Congress,
during which time he was a member, of
the Committee on Naval Affairs of tho
House. Thomas Is backed by tho entire
Republican delegation of Illinois, and his
friends sire leaving no btone wituni&l to
eeenre -his appointment.
Senator Elkinsof West Virginia, accom
panied by a delegation, called at the White
House in the interest of D- JUay.ai. of
Charleston, who wants to be appointed
minister to Switzerland, Mayer is in
dorsed by the entire delegation .of his
State. He also has the warm support of
Gov. Atldnson, of West Virginia, who is in
"Washington for the purpose of urging his
appointment -upon the Presideur. Mr.
Mayer la on the governor's staff, aud was
also In the same brigade with Prcbldent
McKinley duringthelate war.
John S. Wise, now of New York, but who
formerly took an actiye part in Virginia
politics, saw the President yesterday
morning. Mr. "Wise, who Is regarded as one
of the ablest lawyers in New York -city,
is anxious to be appointed United States
'attorney for the southern district of New
Col. James D. Hrady, formerly collector
of internal revenue for the Fourth dis
trict of Virginia, came with ilr. "Wise.
Col. Brady's call, it is said, was for tho
purposo of securing his old position. Ex
Representative Tim Campbell, of New
York, was ono of those who called to pay
"Cousin' AVillium Osborne, who will
succeed Pat Collins as consul general to
Loudon, called upon his distinguished
relative ycsteiday, but refused to state tho
object of Ida visit.
Congiessman Boutelle, of Maine, called
to present Mr. P. McConville to the Presi
dent, and also to urge the appointment of
Dr. Thomas and Col. Pease. 'The Presi
dent uleo held a short confeience with
Pobtmabtcr General Gary and Secretary of
War Alger. Just what tookplace at the con
ference could not be learned.
Rut few citizens or the District called
at Uie White House yesterday. Secretary
Por'cr denied the statement publishediii a
local afternoon paper on "Friday that
the PreBijeut nudinade up his mind to
appoint a Commissioner of the Dibtrict or
Columbia at once. "
There arc a great many matters of na
tional and international importance which
are now engaging thu I'lesidenfs atten
tion aud the subject ot the Commissioner
Bhip may not be taken up for some time.
Senator Kyle ot South Hakota, whois-urg-ing
the appointment or Mr. Dodge for tho
position, told a Times reporter yesterday
thatlr. McKinley has given no intimution
whatever as to the time when ho would
send in the nomination.
President McKinley, who is desirous of
uakingthe acquaintance of the newspaper
men of thecitj , hasarranged to meet them
on Tuesday next, March 23, at "8 o'clock.
The reception will be given in the East
Room of the White House, and only
correspondents and local newspaper men
will be piivlleged to meet the President.
Others who saw the President during tho
day were Senators Baker or Kansas, Proc
tor of Vermont, Spooner of Wisconsin, Gear
ot Iowa and Faulkner of West Virginia,
and Representatives TdcCull and Walker
of Massachusetts. Cutchines of .Mississippi
Culp of Pennsylvania, and White of-North"8'
Carolina. Senator Penrose and a Pennsyl
vania delegation also called upon the Pres
ident in regard to the distribution of patron
age in the Keystone State.
"Mrs. .McKinley, accompanied by MIbs
Mabel McKinley, took a drive in the Presi
dent's carriage yesterday morning, but re
turned to the Executive Mansion In time
The statement Is made semi-officially
that geographical considerations will in
future govern applications for Assistant
Secretaryships and similar high official
positiomi und that States which are al
ready ivprej-ented in the Cabinet will not
be called upon to supply Assistant Secreta
ries of the departments until other great
States are oared Tor.
This is thought to dispose for the present
of candidates for the Assistant Secretary
ships of thu State, War, .Navy, Treasury
and Interior Departments, at least from
California, New York, Michigan, Illinois,
Massachusetts, Ohio, Iowa and Maryland.
Tills would apparently rule out the follow
ing most prominent candidates for certain
positions: Harrison G. Otis, of California,
for War; Gen. O.L Spaulding.of Michigan,
for Treasury; Theodore Roosevelt, or .New
York, forNavy,and Ilellamytorer,of Ohio,
Ohio men incline to the opinion that the
gravamen or the order applies to Mr
Bellamy Storer, whose appointment is
opposed by Senator Foraker, but favored
by Senator Hanna, and that the idea of
making a general geographical ruliug wub
to avoid any appearance or discrimina
tion in his case.
J, W.FOSTER COULD HAVE IT
The President Would Like to Make
Him District .Commissioner.
Tt Is Doubtful Jf Ho "Would Accept.
A Xew Man "Will Probably
It is said that on account of the many
candidates who are in the field for the
District Commissionship that President J
McKinley may relieve himself of the per
plexities by selecting tome man who las
not been named in connectlou with the
place. It Is said that the President would
be pleased to have IMr. John W. Foster,
ex-niiuister to China, serve as Commis
soincr, but it is doubtful if he could be
prevailed upon to accept the position.
One thing is manifest, however, that the
President is not going to use undue haste
in making the selection, and it mny per
haps bebomctime before a nomination will
be sent to the Senate.
Several people called on the President
yesterday to discuss District matters,
among them being Senator Gallinger, who
is said to favor the appointment of Chapin
August Donath, who Js a candidate for
the Republican Comuiissionersliip, was pre
sented to the President by Representative
Russell, of Connecticut.
George C. Hazeltou was another resi
dent of the District who saw the Presi
dent. Mr. Hazelton is also said to want
Ihe ooveted position. X W. Poe, presi
dent of the National JBcpublicanProtectlve
Association, and W. O. Taine, president
of the S. M Saunders Campaign Club,
submitted indorsements for Col. S. M.
Sauuders for the .Republican Commissioner
of the District.
Will Continue to XTt-o Silver.
New York, .March 20. The Japanese
consul In this city, In a communication to
the United Associated Presses today, says
that he is authorized by his government
to state that, notwithstanding the recent
adoption by Japan of a gold standard
of cuirency, she will continue the use of
silver aim that all silver bullion now in
the possession of hib government will be
coined into subsidiary coins.
Deuth Prom Chewing Mutches.
Bridceton. 2L J., 3Iarch 20. Chewing
brimstone matches caubed the death of ;
Lulu Drclier, the two-year-old daughter
of John Dieher, and the child's sister, Re-
becca, aged six years, 1s in a critical con
dition. "The children obtained a .box of
matches Just night, and each .ate a large '
A Large Judgment.
Philadelphia, "March 20. IDxecutfon waa
today issued from the commou pleas court
"by Andrew 3". Dates nnd .Jerome 13. mates,
trading as A. 3". Hates & Co., against
"William IloweU, of this city, on judgment
entered on i judgment note for .$20,137.
Tho Allsn. Again a Victor.
Cannes, March 20. The Ailsa and
Britannia .soiled over the course from
2CIce southeast to Monte Carlo today for
the largest prize of the season 15,000
f janes. The weather was clear and the
"breeze fair. The Allsa won, beating
the Britannia 6eycn minute.
THE .CRISIS IN GERMANY
TheiftaiserTlireatcns to Set Min
istry and Reiclistag Adrift.
IT WOULD DO HIM NO GOOD
Preparing -for the Celebration of
JKuisur Wlllinui's Ccutennry Tho
.Report That the .Emperor Ignored
Ambassador TJhl Does 2ot Appear
to Have Any Foundation.
Berlin, Jdarch 20. Although the Reich
stag's rejection of the G overrun en t'js de
mands for extra ainval credits for the
construction of two new cruisers and a
number of torpedo boats has been .a cer
tainty since the ileclaxation by Dr.xieber,
the leader Df Uie Centrist party, in the
Chamber on.. Thursday, that the center
would adhere to the decision or the budget
committee In oppcsitlon to the demands,
the debate on the -question of the ci edits
which began on Thuisday and culminated
in today's -votes have been followed with
intense imprest. The chamber was packed
with deputies, showing the laigcst -attendance
of the session, and the diplomatic an d
other gallaies were ciowded with specta
tors. Prince JJenry of Prussia, brother of the
emperor aud vice admiral commanding the
second division Of the German fleet at
Kiel, sat in the royal box. De wore the
full uniform of a naval officer of his .rank
and more than usual attention was di
gested to him by the suggestion that his
presence -under the circumstances might
be designed to influence the decision of the
'house in favor of the demands, at least, iu
a greater-measure lhaJi they were finally
conceded, forPrinceHeuryisTexj' populur,
and deservedly so. Among the other dis
tinguished personages piesent were Ad
miral "Knurr, commaiuler-iu-chier of the
German navy, andJJaron Senden iibrau,
the chief of the emperor's naval cabinet,
each with a suite of officers in full uni
form, and .several cabinet ministers.
The discussion throughout the debate
on the credits -was of a xery lively charac
ter, the ministerial and opposltiun speakers
jillkc displaying their bust oratorical quali
ties. Dr. Von Denningsen, the old-time Xa
tioual Liberal leader, who has bean very
seldom heard since he .became so ad
vanced in age, showed much of the fire
of former days iu his delivery of an elo
quent and rigorous appeal to the l.ous'e
to support ;the grants. The attack made
-upon the jiillitary and naval policy of the
govern'ruenr by Ilerr Ton Vullm.ir, the
,Soeialisfc orator, and the speech of Ilerr
Richter, the Radical .leader, in opposition
to tho credits, were splendid forensic ef
forts and the response of Freihcrr Mar
Bclmll yon Inoberstcln, minister of roieigu
affairs, iu support of the demands, -wns
a KkllUul presentation of the necessity for
the credits which heightened his already
exalted reputation as a parliamentary
After the voteB on the credits, which
Tcsulteil in sustaining the .decision or the
"budget committee, to refuse the grant
for building two new cruisers and a num
ber of torpedo boats, and to grant credit
for the construction. of one new iron-clad,
there were" ruinor3 in the Jolrtiy -which
took definite form of n "ministerial crihis.
These rumors had it that the Kaiser had
determined not only to transform the
ministry with .some new blood in it, but
to dissolve the Reichstag, but how much
truth there is in the reports cannot now
be J earned.
The VobKisehe Zeitung, iu Its issue :f last
vening, referred to a tary wliieh is jiow
current that the emperor had informed
Baron Ton Stuiiim, who in turu had com
municated it lo the party leaders, that if
the -vote of the Reichstag upon the naval
credits wns hostile to the government he
would send both the ministers aud the
Reiclistag adrift. In the ministerial cir
cles, however, it Is held that an immediate
change of the ministry or an appeal to the
country is erpmlly improbable. As a mat
ter of fact, there is no good reason given
upon any side for overturning the govern
ment, every member of winch has supported
the emperor In his naval policy.
Jn regard to the dissolution of the jRcich
stag and an appeal to the country, the
old argument comes in that atthe present
Juncture the country is certain to return
a Tfeichstag a great deal more hostile
to an increase of the strength of the
nuvy than the existing body. Whatever
developments may be pending, however,
Ihe emperor will not be likely to act
hastily. The xesult or the vote on the :
creaits is not a burjiribe to him, and for
many reasons, internal .and external, "h"e
will take time to consider before taking,
The celebrations upon the question of
the centeuary of Kaiser William I, which
will begin on Monday, March 22, dis
tract the attention of the public from the
politicnl situation. The Berlin fetes, In
connection with the centennial celebra
tion, began on Thursday last, with a con
cert organized by the merchants of the
city, ot which tha Emperor was present.
Lust evening q.'bnnquet was given by the
leading representatives of trade .and in
dustry and a Kommeis was given by the
members of the Academy of Arts, the
Royal School of Arts, and the High School
of Music. Today the exhibition of the
Kaiser William I iouvenirswasopened, rrom
which a procession of carriages, containing
representatives of the university and the
technical schools went to the mausoleum
of the old Kaiser in the Park or the Char
lottenburg Schloss, where the tomb was
covered with wreaths. The imperial
Jamil j wJp.go to the mausoleum on Mon
day, and affjrward the Kaiser William I
monument -will be unveiled. Hotts of
visitors from the country arc beginning
to arrive, .gudjoycry thing presages a grand
celebration of the old Emperor's hundredth
A story is. published in some of the Ber
lin newspapers that the emperor ignoied
United State, Ambassador Uhl upon the
occasion of tli,e last ball at the Hoyyl Opera
House, ani Mutt he alio neglected to speak
to Tdrs. Uhl?! The origin of the story is
jiot known, -Hut the statement has not even
ji-suspiciua of truth. The fact is that the
emperor "vvarmly sliookAIr.Ulil b.5 tl ehand
and Jteld .unpleasant conversation with him.
and also lyjidrlus compliments to Mis. Ulu
Jn the ambassador's box, chatting pleas
antly with her and the other Jadies or Mr.
THE 'AVAT. CIUSDITS DEBATE.
Tlie Schemes of the Government
Denounced ivs Uonndless.
Berlin, March 20. In the course of the
debate on the naval creaits.Dr- Rarth. Rad
ical Unionist, denounced the government's
naval -schemes as boundless, and expressed
hope that theReichstag would defeat the
present demands in older to pxeventthc in
troduction or--similar ones In the future.
As to tiie question Whether new cruisers
should be built this year or next, the said it
was not of sufficient importance to evoke
.strong party antagonisms.
Vice Admiral Herrmann, chief of the im
perial ndiniralty, insisted that the sum of
33,000,000 marks annually was needed to
keep the German fleet In a high state of
The present estimates, he said, were
large, but that was due to former deficien
cies. Uaron "Von Stumm-Halberg, Free Conser
vative, argued that the financial position
Justified the increasein the navy proposed
by the government.
Dr. Bncbem, Centrist, said that if tha
Reichstag should accord the present cred
its it would imply the acceptance of Ad
miral Hollmann'a whole scheme, which
-would involve an unavoidable loan. The
center, he declared, would not support the
demands at any price.
of the imperial treasury, supported the
credits, speaking in the line of his remarks
yesterday, that the financial position Jus
tified the outlay, and the vessels which
the govcrnmentproposedto add to thenavy
were necessary in order to maintain Its
efficiency. The credits were then voted
upon, with the results as previously stated.
Lord Salisbury Indiwposed.
London, March 20 Lord Sall-jbirv Is
suffering from a mild attack of influ
enza, which confines him to his house.
Spanish Kepuhllcnns Suppressed.
Madrid, March 20 A republican club
receiitly organized in this city lias been
suppressed and its clubhouse closed by the
SERIOUS liGES IF HUE
The Union. Veteran League Hot
After Francis' Scalp.
WANT HIS OFFICIAL HEAD
It Xh Charged TImt the Captain of
tho "VVeuthiir Uureuu "Wutch In
sulted the Memory of Dead Sol
dler.suud Culled theJflug a "Jluc;."
3Co ISo Carried to -the President.
The Union Veterans' Patriotic League
is considerably excited over certain al
leged official misconduct on the part of
Mr. I". L. Francis, captain of the watch
of the Weather iureau. The gentlemen
of the league have been Investigating
charges against ,him and liave discussed
his actions at j,everal meetings. Xvery
one in the ieague ieems to be thoroughly
wrought up about the matter and at the
lust meeting of the union it was decided
to prefer charges against .Mr. Francis to
Secretary "Wilson nf the Department of
"The following are.. In brief, the charges.
They are made "by Dr. Williams, the sec
retary of the league, to Col. Dewees, the
president, and a copy of them will bo
sent to Secretary "Wilson:
'To the President ot the Union Veterans'
Patriotic .League: I hereby prefer charges
against P. L. Francis, the captain of the
watchof thelVeatherBureau, and ask that
a committee be appointed to investigate
the same, and that ivrift justice be admin
istered. "Charge 1. "Whenever Prancis sees a fu
neral going over to Arlington for the burial
or a Union soldier he expresses his gratifica
tion, and says: -There goes one more did
pauper with the Tankee tag wrapped
around his coffin (meaning the StaTS and
Stripes). It is a pity that there are not
more of them dead. There would be less
money to pay out for pensions.""
"Charge 2. Be curbes and damns every
Republican who is or has been in Govern
"Cliarse 2 lie has denounced Gen. Grant
and Gen. Garfield as liaving been
scoundrels, thieves. lubbers, and mica's-"
A committee of trace, of which Dr. Will
iams ischaiiman,"waslast nightappointed
to convey a cupj or thesecharges to Secre
tary Wilson. Tlds will be done on Wcd-uesUa3-.
Jt is said that theieague will also
carry the matter to "President McKinley,
who Is a member of the local league, and
is .said to have xa"ken 51 eat interest In the
organization since 3ie jelaed it. Gen
Sickles, the pieEident of the national or
ganization, will also be appealed to by the
local league people.
A Times reporter had an interview -with
Br. Williams at the rooms of The league,
010 Pennsylvania avenue, last sight and
obtained from him the copy of the charges.
He stated that they were originally pre
ferred in writing to the ieague 3y two em
employes of the Weather Bureau, and if it
"were necessary these witnesses would
verify their statements. The "Wearier
Bureau is at the corner of Twenty-third
street aud Pennsylvania avenue, and the
Arlington Juncrals aB pass by it. Br.
Williams statement is that Francis has
been in the habit of making sucb remarks
as those -alleged for the last three years,
every time at uneral went by that displayed
a Union flag.
The names of the two gentlemen who
make the charges against Mr. Francis
could not be learned by the reporter.
Br. "Williams absolutely refused to give
them, and said that they did not wish
to be known in the matter in any way
unless they were called upon by Secretary
Wilson to prove their charges.
There are other charges to be preferred
against people in the Agricultural De
partment by the league at the same tlmo
those against Francis are made. They
are not deemed of so much importance,
Mr. Francis was seen by The Times last
night and agreed very readily to give his
side of the story and to make a state
ment. Mx. Francis is a Democrat from
Lincoln, ITeb., Mr. Bryan's town, and was
a Bryan man during the campaign. .He
came to the Weather Bureau in 1893,
an appointee of Secretary .Morton. He
wns first a laborer in the Agsi cultural De
pal tnient nnd rose by several promotions
to his present position, that ot captain
of the watch in the Weather Bureau. The
position was not under the civil service
at the time he took it, but lias xeccntly
been put under civil service rules. Mr.
Francis is a rather good-looking young
fellow of thirty or so, and speaks very
frankly about the charges, which he only
learned yesterday were to be' made
against him. It Is said that bis Work has
been -entirely satisfactory. lie says that
as a Bryan man he was very much dis
liked by some or the Republican clerks
during the campaign, and that he con
siders this trouble entirely a matter of
Bjiite work. His statement follows:
"I have never made any statement about
the flag; I am as patriotic inthataespect
as any may living. I never spoke dia
Tespectfully ot Gen. Grant Jn my life. In
my work I never discriminate against
.Republicans. Although I am a Democrat
in politics, I make no speeches, and my
politics have never had any influence on
my official actsl believe tliat .any such
charges .as tliesc, coming Xrom people who
will not give their names, are entirely -a
matter of spite, 4ind T hope that Secretary
Wilson will make -a thorough Investigation
of them, if such charges coming from un
knownparties deservedit. Such an investi
gation "wonld vindicate me.""
Fort Monroe, Va,. March 20.-The gun
lioafc "Wilmington, recently, completed at
Newport News, passed out this morning
for Newport lor her official trial trip.
THEY DENOUNCE SEYMOUR
Attorneys Say the iN'ew RflTfes Are
PRACTICE IS PARALYZED
Tho Code of Practice Established
for Miinv Tears Ignored and a
Kew Method .Introduced That Is
Understood by So One But the
Commissioner of Patents J. C. Sey
mour yesterday called around hira all his
principal examiners and endeavored to
mate them comprehend those rules of
practice he promulgated some weeks ago.
For thirty years the successive Commis
sioners of Patents have been building 'a
code to govern thepractice of patentlaw
before the department. Every year with
in that Jong period the code has been re
vised, added to, condensed and shaped to
meqt the domandd of the day. It was
ioou (almost complete. The examiners in
the office understood It, The hundreds
of attorneys here and scattered all over
the United States, representing the thou
sands of inventors making application to
the department, understood it. Very lit
tle more revision was -necessary before
this code would have covered every phase
and point in patentlaw. Suddenly, a few
weeks ago, Mr. Seymour, with one big
stroke of arbitrary authority, unfortunate
ly -for the people, vested Jn him by law,
.set this valuable code, familiar to all con
cerned, aside and put Into operation a
new and condensed set of Tules, which no
body concerned "but .himself understands,
and ever .since there has been hubbub and
confusion among the office examiners and
the attorneys practicing before the de
partment. The interests of every inventor
are in jeopaidy and day by day the ma
chinery of this great department or the
government is becoming blocked.
The examiner are on the verge of
paresis trying to comprehend what the
new .rules mean. The attorneys ore losing
their practice because they do not cover
the cases they have in charge and the
inventorb ore losing time and money be
cause the attorneys cannot push their In
ventions through. The department is re
ceiving letters eveiy day from attorneys in
every part of the country, saying that
action will be suspended on cases in their
charge until a new Commissioner orTatents
is appointed. Local attorneys do :not
hesitate to say that the Seymonr code is
so ridiculous that they would not attempt
toaettle a caseiuvolving any unusual com
plications. They say that the code is so
insufficient and faulty that any case out
of the ordinary conld not be decided in the
department under it. An appeal to the
'courts involving many months, and, per
haps, years, of delay "would follow any
attempt to proceed In such a case.
They believe that time will be gained
by waiting the appointment of anew Com-misj-ioner.
The universal opinion expressed
to The Times yesterday by prominent
examiners in the department, men who
attended Seymour's "council of compre
hension," and local attorneys practicing
before the department, was .that the In
coming CoimaisHioner will immediately set
aside the new alleged code and re-establish
the old one- They say that if this Is
not done the department will be blocked.
It can be understood how crude and in
complete the new code is by one Illustra
tion. It was the practice under the old
code to allow two years after a decision
of the department in a given casein which
the patentee or his or her attorney could
take .action. That la. to either accept the
decision of the department or to apjod
the case to a civil court. .Mr. Seymour's
code says that but six mouths will be
allowed the patentee or attorney to take
action after a decision or the department.
Six months Is such a ridiculously short
time in which to allow an Inventor to
decide the proper course to pursue, that
Senator Piatt, of Connecticut, secured the
passage of a bill allowing the patentee
one year's time to act on the decision
of the department -without losing his claim
on a patent. Notwithstanding this law,
Mr. Seymour has not changed his code in
When he was seen yesterday Mr. Sey
mour said he didn't care to answer the
attacks -which have been made upon him
by the attorneys practicing before the
department. Be has been accused of
enforcing this arbitrary code for adver
tising purposes. Be has resigned and
-will practice patent law, it is said, with
ilr. Harmon, a brother of the late At
torney General of the United Statea. Mr.
Harmon i3 now employed in the Patent
The fact that these rules were not put
into operation until these gentlemen were
about to resign excited this comment.
It is well "known that the $4,500 annual
salary of the Commissioner of Patents is
nothing compared with the money a man
can make after he has familiarized himseir
with the duties of a Commissioner. If a
retlirng Commissioner wanted to he could
take with him the names and addresses
of all the applicants for patents whose
applications had been rejected under his
administration. They would be worth a
small fortune to him. Every rejected ap
plicant would be willing to reopen his
application, and especially if the Com
missioner of Patents under whose admin
istration it was rejected should address
him a letter stating that it was possible
to secure him a patent under the new
administration. Many ex-commissioners
have reaped fortunes by this scheme. It is
a perfectly legitimate1 heritage from the
"Mr. Seymour denied yesterday that his
examiners are at sea over his new rules.
The patent attorneys who were inter
viewed tnlked freely, but requested that
they not be quoted. They are somewhat
dependent upon the Commissioner of Pat- V
cntB to secure favors for their clients.
The Patent Bar Association did all in its
power to defeat the introduction of the
new code. Mr. Seymour took no advice
from the menwno have been practicing be
fore the department for years. -Now that
they are in force the members of the
bar. Inlawing Mr. Seymour's determined
character, arc suspending their practice
as far as possible und waiting for the ap
pointment or his successor, who. they feel,
will reUeve the situation.
They arc speculating ar.d discussing
daily with interest the probable appointee
to the orrice. Ir. Benjamin Butterworth,
itis said, could have it if he would accept,
but it is believed ho wants to be )Iicitor
general. Col. J. A. WIedersbien, a promi
nent patent attorney ot Philadelphia, is
proliably the trongest of the -other candi
dates. IPire in the Temporary Capitol.
Harrisburg.Pa-.iuvrch 20. A slight fire
in the Grace Methodist Episcopal Chuich,
which is now occupied as a State capital,
created a great .scare this mornhig. The
rire was caused by an electric light wire,
and 1 1 burned a hole in the floor under the
stairway leading to the main entrance.
Two pageboys discovered the name, and
an alarm was sounded, but the house em
ployes soon put out the Xlre.
A WEEK OR SO
Will Convince -x
You of His Skill.
Dr. Young believes that aside from belnj
but simple Justice to the patients, it ia
far more satisfactory to the doctor in every
respect to effect cures as Quickly as
possible, than to keep lingering along over
a period of many months cases that could -v
easily- be cured in one month's time, simply
to reap a harvest of fees. Every prompt
and permanent cure brings a score of
patients to his office. It is marvelous with
what facility he contiols and cures deep-
seated and long-standing ailments.
S5.0O A MONTH
Which includes all medicines, is the high
est fee accepted from any one.
Dr. Toung treats all diseases of the brain
and nervous system.Catarrh, Asthma, Bron
chitis, Byspepsla, Constipation, Liver Dis
ease; all affections ot the Eye, Ear, Nose, -Throat,
and X.ungs; Night Emissions, Sexual
Weakness, Organic Weakness, Stricture,
Varicocele, Hydrocele, and all diseases of
a delicate nature affecting Urinary Organs.
Orrice hours dally, 10 to S; Monday aL.d
Thursday evenings, 7 to 8; Sunday, 10 to
12. Consultation free and confidential-
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every time. JOHN MILLEfi & CO., lOtli
and ' sts. nw phone 446. :mh21.28
PMIE flEFUSES OFFICE
AnjtliiEg Less Tlian the Cabinet
Too Small for Elm.
CANDIDATE jFOR TEE SENATf
Ho Says :No One Conld Huto Been
the President Bus Snown Towunl
TlimBut XTo "Wants bottling; :Pron?
COAX, at reducedprice; quality and weight
guaranteed at the following figures:
W7A. pea, Si: W. A. furnace. $5; W. A.
i"?'-55-231 'nr- -A- egg. 55-50: W. A. stove.
Sfi Fill PlPan PAol rwl nrnmn' lnl!.AJ
.Henry C. Payne, national committeemaa
of Wisconsin, has declined to accept anj
of the diplomatic appointments tendered to
blin by the President, and will remain ia
Mr-Payne arrived at this conclusion aftei
several days' consideration, and announced
bis ultimatum late yesterday afternoon.
Itis said thatPrcsiuentilcKinley, shortly
after his induction into office, tendered
Payne the position as ambassador to Ger
many. Payne held the matter ia abeyance foi
some time, and the President wrote him i
letter, again urginghim to accept the place.
When!' ayne madeknown his determinatioH
not to accept, the President, thanking per
haps that he did not desire to go to Gcr-
many, gave him the refusal of several ol
the other important foreign missions.
Payne's mind was made up, however, and
he ief used to consider any of the other ap
pointments offered him.
The Wisconsin politician has been dis
gruntled ever since Mr. "McKinley refused
to make htm a member of the Cabinet,
una it is said has token this step to show
Payne wanted to be Postmaster Gen
eral, as he believed the prestige he would
gain by holding the position would offer
him a substantial stepping stone to tha
Senate. This Is according to Wisconsin
precedent, for Vilas and Howe and andall
were afl Postmaster GeneTals. Payne has
for a long time gazed with longing looks,
upon a seat in the highest branch of the
national legislature, and it is said will use
every effort to obtain the coveted prize.
For this reason he deems it wise to remain f
upon his native heath, which ho regardj
as the best vantage ground to direct his
campaign for the Senate in 1899.
It is rumored that President McKinley
also offered Payne several appointment!
In this conntry, all of which carried with
them lucrative salaries, bat the Wisconsin
man turned a deaf ear to all overture!
made in this direction. A Times reporter
saw Mr. Payne at the Arlington last night.
In answer to an inquiry on the subject, he
"Yes, it is true that I declined to go
abroad in any official capacity, and I
have so notified the President."
Questioned as to his reasons, Mr. Payne
said: "Simply, that arter thinking the
matter over I cannot bring myself to
agree to along sojournin anyothercountry.
The ties and associations which bind me to
Wisconsin and ifllwaukee are very strong.
Life abroad, for me. has never had any
attraction. I feel that I could not ba
contented or happy out of this country, r
and away from my friends, for any great
length or time. I gratefully appreciata
the consideration which the President haa
showumeinthis matter, Whilcl cannot, of
course, give in detail the conversations I
have had with him on the subject, I may
properly say that no man could ask Tor any
stronger or handsomer evidence of tha
President's confidence, than was afrorded
by the tender which I have had under.
consideration, and which I had not so
lictied." "It lias been suggested that you might
he influenced in your action by a pro
peed candidacy for the Senate, to sue- f
ceed Mr. Mitchell. Do you care to speak
That suggestion is without foundation.
1 have given yon, without reserve, the
reasons for my action. I have no plans,
except to attend to my business, to help
my friends, and to aid the party and the
Administration to the very best of mV
Mr. Tayne expects to leave for his
home in Milwaukee in a. few days- Ho
has been in this city for the past ten days,
during which time he has been a rrequeut
visitor at the White House, where ho
held many protracted conferences with
Tlie Wound Proved Fatal.
New York, Mareh 20. May Franklin,
the concert singer who was shot oa
March 4 in her room at 44 Great Jonea
street, by Philip Metz, an inspector of
tlie street cleaning department, died at
St. Vincents Hospital this afternoon.
Metz has fled from the city. He bad
been payin attention to the woman am!
shot her because she said she did not
wish to have anything to do with him.