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THE MORNING TIMES, SITSTDA?, APBIL 4, 1897.
6 ' -v., 2Kmea JStt! (Moismj,g, EvrKiNo am cmiai) By THE WASHINGTON TIMES Co. HUTCHINS BUILDING rORTJIEAST COItNEIt TEM"II AM) D STS. Telephones rditorinl Jloo ns, 4S8 L'uInc Oftice, 1640 TEW TOUK OFUCK, -001 TRACT nniLDINQ liice J'o uing or Evening Ldltioti, OnoCent SuiitHj rditioii Ibreo Cents cntlily, bj Carrier Morning and Sunday.. ..Thirty-five Cents Renin;; - Thirty Cents looming. ) Evening ana V riFTY Cits Suuuaj, ) BY MAIL POSTAGE PREPAID Morning, Evening and Sunday 50o Morning and Sunday 35o Ereulug and Sunday 35o WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, APRIL 4 A Gi ent Danger Escaped. The effect of delajed action upon tlic Eritisli arbitration tieaty is seen to be exactly what this journal predicted it would be fiom the start. Deliberate Sen atorial studj, investigation and debate hav e accomplished just what vv ekucw they would, and have resulted m exposing the proposed treaty in ib original form, as a preconceived, cnrefullj elaborated, sweei ing and an nll-povv erf ul measure, treacher ously designed to tliroltle thj roreigu and domestic policie-, the national ambitions and aspirations, and the international rights of this country, and in all tho-e re spects to bind the United States hand and foot and lcae it helpless and cringing at the feet of Great Britain We ne er hav e doubted, when the Ameri can people should come to understand the true eh iracter aid intent of the proposi tion, that thej would llse ia nghteoua wrath and demand its indignant rejection Thej aie doing m b every mail, and by tclegrapli, in letters and dispatches, ad dressed to Senators If the full tcvt of what has been disclosed in executive sea-f-Ions were placed before the countrv to dav, llflb sentiment o"f angrj remonstrance would amount to a condition of national rage The people of the United States owe a dent of gratitude to the brave Senators who originally opposed the detestable scheme and cspcciallj to that grand old Democrat and American, Senator Morgan, who, for long weeks almost alone, steirnied the tide or insistence that tins measure should be "Jammed through" before its real nature could be discovered History will accord to him the honor and j,lory of haIag saved the nation he lias served so long and well, fiom an eternal future of peonage to the political and financial interest of the British Empire Probably liloeltsuled Today. There is a general understanding that tic blockade of Giecce will begin todaj King George, therefore, may be expected to carij out his threat and declaie war against Tuikev before tonight In buch an event the probability is that 11 ere would be a battle in Thessalj before Tuesday The Greek arcr, u the frontier is equipped md provisioned with a itw to 16 less of a coast base ofMtpphe, and is picparcd Toi such an evtntualitj It is stated that .he powers intend to patrol the Aegean 5ca and prevent anj naval action by Bieecc against Turkej If this cold blood ed scheme of oppression bhould be carried nut, it would place the Gieek i ower at an enormous disadvantage compared with Its antagonist It would m effect constitute a military alliance between the powers and Turkej, and would wniplv enrage British and other Western public senti ment England at least would hardlj par ticipate in fiufh a movement, in a lew of the parliamentary revolution that might follow, but the extent to winch British action would affect that of the other o-embersof the Conceit' is problematical Probnblj the actual but still concealed differences between the pow orb w ill rcmnln in a state of suspense until after the fact of war between Greece and Turkey Then we nni expect to see rapid developments A general intervention and a congicssof nations to hear complaints, rectify abuses and perhaps make a new delimitation of temtoij on the Balkan peninsula, might end hostilities and possiblj rCbtore peace; but if something like that could not be agreed upon the onlj app irent alternative would be a war more or less geneial.in which Russia and Great Britain would seem certain to be pitted against each other. Poor, gallant little Greece has the heart felt sjmpatbv of all Christendom, but that is of siriull account to "her when compared with the emnitj of fnc great political powers representing Ujiinstic ambitions and jealousies, and an army of Jmcstors In Turkish securities Unie Uii'solfisbnc's's. Col Frederick Dent Grant no w fas that it is imposslblefor him to consider the posl tiin of AfiMbtaiiL Secretar of "War He regrets that he is not to serve the Adminis tration, reminding the President at the Fame time that he has worked earnestly in its behalf 1 his action on Col Grant's part is n gem of purest raj berene in the gutter of the rush and scratublcafteroffice For some time Col Grant has been so journing around the Capitol and th' White JIoue, together with other distinguished visitors who were after some thing He wore ordinary clothes, just ab thej did, and very much the samckind of face There was nothing to distinguish him from the vulgar crowd who were besieging the President with applications for cierj office m the Blue Book, from cotisul general to bvveep He did not radiate greatness anj where, except in his name The nutural biipposltion was tiiat he wanted an ofrice At last President McKJidej went to far as to offer him one There has been nothing In Col Grant's past caiccr, anj more than in his appear ance, to cause the public to think that ho would come out In this brdliant way. He was a West Tpiut cadet and then lie was on Sheridan's staff, where he acquired his title; after that he was mlnlstei to Austria under Hanlson and police commissioner of New York under Mayor Strong Uehasnot seemed to love this city very much since Cleveland's last term began, and his reap bt pearance here was held to Indicate that lie w ould be vv illlug to serve the Administra tion, for which he has made such great exertions, Just as about 10,000 other patriots v ould, if thej- could get the chance And if Col Grant had missed this chance, as it looked and seemed for some time that he might, we should still have been under the misapprehension concerning him that he was an officesceker who had been turned down But it seems that Col. Grant has seen new dajlight since his late official career He Is not an offlcesccker any moro. Of course, It is possible that this re fusal of his nab a string to it. He may have felt that the position of Assistant Secretary of War was not quite suited to his capabilitcs In that ease, his regret w ould Le entiitlj natural, and we could un derstand It, but If lie really has made tremendous efforts for the Administration, marching In the ranks witli all the other sons of Presidents and theex's and woiild be'e, and gold Democrats, and capitalists, and spellbinders, and subscription gath erers, and district bosses, and canq aign rooters, and old time Republicans, and Ohio men. und -voters in general who went for McKinley with enthusiasm and cash, and if, after all this, he wants to serve the Administration some more and doesn't want to trouble Mr McKinlcj toap point him to an office, the situation is erj nearly miraculous Con-ait utionul Hevoltition. The country appears to be undei going a quiet, but erfectiv e constitutional l ev olution Nothing much lb being said about it, be cause effectiv e speech, as far as the poo pic or theii legitimate lcpresentatives aie concerned, has been abolibhcd equallj w itli African slaverj All the same, it is going ou Instructivelj, harmonious!, and oinln ouslj We used to have a House of Jtepre bentatives Without anv formal change in the Constitution, tint bodj has practically teased to exist, aud in Its place we have been supplied with a more concrete, Mm pie, aud un minions institution The body and other personality arc one .Reed A day ago we were inclined to believe that great as was the power of this politl cat cannibal autocrat, w ho poses before the countrj as the great altogether of w hnt once was the popular branch of the National Legislature, It was confined to control of legislation within the pic cmctb of the chamber now occupied by him and formerly known as the home of the Hoube of Kepreseutativ ea " e discov er our error and hasten to apologi7C for it As now constituted the House of Heed exeits autocratic pow ci over the Treasury Department It, or he, cmcts legislation of a retioactive or, in his own floweij language, "retrospective'' character, and, although it nornlnallv is not law, because it has to take a perfunctorv walk through the Senate and tho White Lot before reallj bfcomin so, the Sccretarj of the Treasury promptly adopts an ante facto view of the situation and issues orders to collectors of customs, just aa if the Ding ley bill had been signed by the Tiesl dent In the ordinary course of human . ents Yesteiday we felt called upon to de plore the extinguishment of the House of Representatives Todaj wo offer a mild protect against Steretarj Gage's courteous, but none the lccs firm. Ignorance of the fact that there is a Senate and an Lxecu tlve Of course, this protest is onlv pro foima. In realitj the convenience of having one solitary Reed to pass legislation and a single Secretary to give It ante legal ef fect seveial months, or perhaps centuries, in advance of the fact, must be too appar ent to warrant argument. The passing of the President, the Sen ate, the alleged Members of Congress and the people Into innocuous desuetude, and their replacement by one legislative Reed withanexecutlv e Secretary to match, Is interesting and perhaps pleasant to those who like it A Matter of Tnste. We are positive In our belief that no im portnnt political Issue can be evolved out of the refusal of a public man to wear the ordinary evening dress of civilization on occasions which call for its use The great questions of the currency, the tariff and the foreign and domestic pollcj of the American Government still Interest the people, and, we think, will continue to do so for the next four j ears A man's taste in dress 1e essentially a matter personal to th it man, and as he rises to or falls below the level of his immediate surroundings he is judged and appreciated Probablv a majority of the voters of the United States do not make a practice of dressing for dinner, but we think that a verj Inconsiderable number of them would object to the appearance of their repre sentaties at the White House In the cos tume, dictated both bj fashion and common sense The matter is one outside polities It is reallj a simple question of good taste and the natural instincts of a gentlem m Sleepy Heads. How much sleep does a humanbeingneed? It seems almost impossible to establish any rule on this subject The latest author ity ti c statement comes from Nikola Tesla, the wizard of the electrical world He says that the more sleep a man has, the longer he Is likely to live; and defines sleep as a cumulativ e storage battery for human energy. He would advocate spending as much as eighteen hours per day in this useful occupation, and thinks that under those circumstances man might liv e to be 200 years old Leaving out the question whether man wants to live two hundred years if he is obliged to spend one hundi ed and fifty of them In bed with his eyes shut, this is a valuable suggestion. There is a happy medium In all things, and most people could cry well spend more time in sleep than they do, with profitable results Most great men have been good sleepers There are exceptions, of course. Men w jth a great deal of nervous energy do not sleep easily, and they often accomplish fine things by sheer force of will rather than by actual strength. But your calm, deliberate, far-seeing man, "whom nothing worries very much, who can handle innumerable people and probleniB without turning a hair, who is indefatigable in his activity and Indomitable in his courage, is -very apt to be a good 6leeper. Tie may not have any -very regular hours for rest, but hecan sleep, whenever he gets a chance He ac cumulates energy, Just as Tesla says, and ltls there, all rcadj for him, w hen he needs it The man w ho gets his full allowance of sleep is able to turn ev cry waking moment to good account, and, after all, the real work of the world is accomplished la a wonderrullj short time. The rest of the hours are Epent, usuillj, In woiry and bother and fidget, and racing aiound to do things the longest w ay There ncv er was a great man w ho had time to worry None of us have time to wonj, for the matter of that We take time that vvenccil for other things lb is a great deal better to spend an extra hour or two in sleep than to speud it in worrv, or loafing about in a setni somnolent condition for the sake of appearances. Tcsla's advice is good. Representative Corliss of Michigan will become a verj popular member, as far as the pie-counter constltueucv is con cerned, if he should be able to upset from 75,000 to 100,000 positions under the Gov ernment now within the classified civil service It maj be doubted if he will find the President altogether benign to ward such a sweeping movement to the rear How even , let us hav e all the facts We are read to believe pretty much anjthing against Clevelaud'b Administra tion, except an allegation that it ever did anjthing for a Dcmociat, big or little Many Western Republican papers are rccaltiUant on the subject or the Dlngiej bill The Chicago News considers It "of little benefit to any other section of the countrj than the New England Stateb ' The same Journal hopes that the Sen ite will use its knife iu such a waj that it maj not be feo entirelj for tho benefit of one section of the countrj and for the injurj or the other " Some time next fuimmcr it maj come to he seen that the rriends of this consplracj to op press and rob the people aie not as manj as the monopolies would have us to be lieve, even among the usuallj submissive Republican masses Since so large a proportion of the American press has been bought up, sub sidized, or coerced bj the gold power, its influence Is not what it onco was A United Press reiorterhas languished in a Spanish dungeon In Cuba for over a year and will die of his privations and buffer ings if not quickly released Twenty or even ten years ago, If a thing like that bad happened and become known, there would have been such a newbaper howl as would shake the dome of the Capitol In thcicdcgincratcdnys theanuotincement is accepted quite as a matter of courke Some of tho blessings of the Dlngley tarirrbillalrcadynretffcctive TheLotvtll carpet mills ha-ic been compelled to shut down in view of the prospect that the woolen bchcdule would destroy their busi ness, if enacted Into law. Free trade In imported labor is being much promoted by the war scare in Europe Last week a single vessel brought over 1,119 Italians, and a general rush from the continent Is beginning All tills is agiecable to the trusts, lio want all the protection thej can get and also all the foreign labor possible, to keep down American wages and increase the foreign ote susceptible of "education The American Chamber of Commerce, in Faris, is among the active protestants agiiust the Dinglcj bill btntistics arc offered bj It showing that Trance admits American goods free to the amount or 180,000,000 francs, while the United Statesonlj admitsSO,000,000 francs w orth of Trench goods free The American chamber hopes for a icciprocltj arrange ment In advocating clemcncj for Gen Rivera, the Spanish Republican leader and editor, faenor PI y Mnrgall, or Madrid, declared that to shoot him w ould be "n aot of bar barous warfare, because onlj barbarous nations kill their prisoners or w ar " Spain regularly kills hers, and often indulged in theprellminarv amuscnientor torture That seems toconstitute Spain a "barbarous" na fon, arid as such wo aro not bound to toleiate her atrocities Important Cuban successes are reported The commands of the patriot Gens Betan court aud Acosta be erallj have fought engagements v ith and beaten the Spaniai ds in the provinces of Matanzas and Havana Iu the latter the capture of Gen Riv era has led to unusual milltarv uclivity on the part of the Cubans, w ho are determined to avenge the treachery of Weyler and his agents x.ASTur the :mail kobbeks. A Chicago Gang Xon Under Locli and Key. Chicago, Ills , April a A dangerous gang which has for three months kept the Chi cago postal authorities excited and anxious b the robbcrj of mail box contents is now bcIicAed to be under lock and kcj , .he last airest, thnt of Hiram L Leach, being made todaj by Postal Inspectoi Stuart in a West Side saloon. Scores or checks mailed bj businessmen wcie taken from the stolen letters, and in manj Instances the checks weie cabin d bj innocent persons The gang is supposed to have worked with duplicate kejh to the mail boxes, as the locks of none weie broken It is supposed the lobbers if tjiued those letters they opened and found did not contain checks Eight otli.r members of the gang have been caught Cotton Mills Ile&uine "Worlr. Providence, R I , April 3 B B and R Knights Rojal and Vallev Queen Mills at River Point will start on full time Mondaj morning, orders to that effect having been issued from the Providence office of the company yesterday These two factories employ G5.000 spindles and 100 looms, engaged principally on the finer fabrics, which have made the product of this con cern famous among American cotton mills Blowu to Pieces in n !Mlne. Calumet, Mich, April 3 Two mineis, Eric NeimI and John T.Uoinsari, were blown to pieces in the Calumet mine bj a piematuie explosion of djnaniite They were prpparing to blast 3,000 feet hem ath the surface in No. 1 shaft, when the djni mlte exploded No one knows how the accident happened Onlj small pjti.es of the remains have so fat been recoveied WHAT IS GOING ON IN SOCIETY. Now that the more important changes in political life have been made, society Is settling itseir comfortablj and is becoming quite fashionably dull Attending two church services a daj, goiug for a drive or bicjcl) ride, and to tho play In the evening, is the sum total oJ the average society woman's existence just now. The charitj concert at the Washington Club for the benefiiof the Children's Hospital, was decidedly 'the event of the week, being given, as Jt was by the "Musical Morning ClabS," whose membership comprises all the ultra-Xashloiiablcs, with musical ten dencies at the National Capital The con cert was uot advertised at all and the audience was distinctively of the swell set, some 200 or more being present. Sothern at the Lafajette 1ms nightly plajed to bulllaut aud fashionable audi ences Sodetj's belles and beatiK have been faithful la attendance, aud the "glit tering horseshoe" was quite as attractive between whiles as was the stage during the progress of this most cliarmiug plaj The matinee girls were all in love with Sothern aa Sieurdclalournoirc, while the chappies raved over Marj Hampton aud wished that they, too, might find nfrieiidlv toad or anj old thing with which to hold the fail Julie prisoner Among those who gave, or were giving, box parties during the week were feecretarj and Mis Alger, Secretarj and Mrs Long, the Carlisles, the Lelteis, the Ashtous, the Glovers, the Hannas and the Elklus, and ever ho many of the debutantes helped to make them most delightful "rtashlnlou artists have been erj busy preparing for their annual exhibit at the Cosmos Club, aud now cvLrjthiug lb in readiness foi this most Interesting event. It is said that much good work will be shown, and that the threc-quaiter length portraitof Miss Hj de, the w est Washington benutj, is especially fine This picture is called "Rebecca" and is from the brush of Miss Juliet Thompson The Brices, who have had a month at Southern resorts, including the Bermudas, Tampa, and Palm Beach, Tin , u ere ex pected to ai riv e In Washington on a late train last s night Mrs Burrows, Miss Burrow s, and party, returned on 1 hursdaj last from Palm Beach, which seems to be the Mecca of pleasure seekci s at present Over seven hundred guests are stajing ut the 1 irge hotel Among them are Baron von "vettcler and his bride, who wus Miss Lcdjard. of Detroit A good manj fashionables went over to New Yoi k for the German opera, among them were Miss l'o, the prettj grand daughter or Senator and Mrs Stewart, who has albo been spending some time iu B iltlniore, and Miss Maj Coleman, vv ho is now the guest of the family of Gen Swavne at the Renaissance, in New York city. The marriage of Miss Ida Catherine Gary, daughter of tho Pstmnster General, to Mr Francis Edward Pegram, which is to occur in Baltimore on the 7th, is the event par excellence of interest to Washington bocicij at present It Is to be a noeu wedding, and a full dress affair It is E.ild that the bridesmaids' gow ns are mar vels of taste and daintiness, and that the bride ia to wear a superb creation of Pa risian make Tho best man is to be Mr Roger Brooke Hopkins and the ushers Mr Gcor?o P liffanj, Mr Dalltim, of Hen derson, Kv ;Dr Wllllum Ball7ell, Dr Ridge way Trimble, Mr. Trank Prick and Mr. Samuel Llppincott. The bridesm ilds, who will walk two and two, arc Misa Lillian Garj and Miss Marian Garj, Miss Jessie Gary and Miss riorence Ba.,sor, Miss Clara Brow n and Miss Easshor, Miss Kena Trust and Miss Maude Thompson All of the Cab inet members and the ladies of their fam ilies are expected to be present, and as the President and Mia McKinlev have accepted their Invitation thej will be there, unless some unforeseen occurrence prevents their attendance The stcond of tho series or Quodiibet luncheons gi en bj the Noidl.off Guild a as cspeclall' cnjojable, and took place at the residence of Mrs Bushrod Robinson, on Nineteenth street Several well-known so ciety v omen contributed to the musical program, and the menu was exe client Among the few Events of social im portance which haTe occurred during the week was a dinner given bv the rrench Ambassador and Madame Patenotre A jouug people's dinner in honor of Miss Garrison, of New 1'ork, was given bv Miss Brice, who has been entertaining finite a little, in a lather quiet waj Then there w as a dinner given bj Gen and Mrs Miles In honor of Secietary and Mrs .AJgcr on Weduesdnj evening, which, with a lunch eon or tw o and a few informal receptions, arc all that has occurred to brighten the w eek. A good many people are making plans for the spring and summer Some are go ing to near bj countrj homes, others aro already planning trips abroad, and these last arc almost without exception pre paring to be in London for the queens diamond Jubilee and the greater part of the gay beason The British Ambassador s famiij alwajs spend their summers in England, and will do so this year Mrs Lciter and her daughteia will spind the summer with Mrs George Curzon, and will soon leave for New York, preparatory to sailing Col John Haj and his fainilj left on Tridny for New York, and after making a short trip to CIo eland, Ohio, will return to New York, sailing for Liv cr pool on April 11 Gen Draper, w ho is to be ambassador to Italj, leaves on Thursday nott with Mrs Drapei and their little daughter, Margaret, for their summer home at Hopedilc, Alass , where thej will remain for about a month, and thev expect to sail from New York earlj in May. The coming week will be a good deal enlivened bj out-of-door spoits On Mon daj the outdoor drills at Tort Myer will be resumed, aud w ill be, as usual, vv itnessed bj all society After the drill a polo mitch will be plajed between Fort Iher ana the Chev j Chase Club The Washington Tennis Club will open its courts on M street earlj In the week, and we are hoping to see some craciv plajmg by Mr lhomas Dris coll, of San Francisco, the champion of the Pacific coast, w-lio added the District cup to his other laurels last sen f on The interest in bicycling is revi mg, and Dame Fashion with her sis'ers and her cousins has been taking ndv antagc of these bright dajs to go a w heeling Pretty girlsjn nattv suits have been a good deal in evidence about the strcits and avenues, but as it has been too w mdj for perfect comfort, few trips into the countrj have been made as ytt There is a good deal of talk of repeating last season's bicjele tournament, which proved to be such a success last season, and which was pir ticlpated lu bj all the joung people of the smart set The Washington Golf Club will hold an open tournament, which is to begin on April 0 The prizes offered arc the Washington goir cup for 1897, a con-olition cup, and a handicap medal Great interest has been taken in this uffair, and one Can meet ciowds of iiattil-atthcd goirers ic turning from practice everv afternoon about 5 o'clock, in the neiglilorhood of the Metropolitan Club, and elsewhere One picttj gill siid the other daj that the golf stockings, golf sticks and golf slang indulged In bv her brothers, together with her ow n mterestin the mutr h, vv as nfakimr her f oi get Lent altogether, an 1 that vv hen she went to church she couldn't help "prajhig for one of them to Le winner' SantruIIly Sn'rt to Be SeoK-uir t'e u e. London, April 3 A dispitch from Madrid declares that Gea 5-anguillv ins written to Picnuer Canovas with infer ence to peace negotiations with the Cuban rebels We've crossed the line Top Coats, Tan Covert Cloth with best of Ital ian Cloth lining and Silk Sleeve lin ingsCut regular Top Co it shortness and made with careful attention to evurj detail Ihere are no better Coats for $10 A wonderful Coat Silk lined all thiough, verj' short cut, and very nattj and nobbj-. Popular Tan Shade You ve seen 'em for SI 5 maj be no vvhcie for lesd We offer tomorrow one lot of Tan ("overt Coats that are Silk lined throughout and ought to sell ror&20 fJlit scams are hipped, the rating are wide No longer cut than the new London topper Instead of 520 &1&C?-C&&&'&f2&&0'&,S'a&G&,::)-&-&-&!!& B 00-t-3-8-'i3 CAPITOL GOSSIP. Senator Teller Is expected home from the West in about ten dajs ltls 6tated bj the near fncuds of the Senator that it Is his purpose to reach here In time to vote on tho arbitration treaty. The fact that he does not expect to come be fore the 10th of the month Indicates a con viction on his part that the Senate will continue to be grave und deliberate and that the treat j cannot reach a vote be fore that time Sen itor Teller w as one of the strongest antagonists of the treatv in Its ordinal rorm, and it Is believed that the ametidnients, numeious though they have been, have not cure el his objections The opponents of the measure confidently assert that he will vote with them if he returns to the city in time and that if he does not get here Senator Pasco will be instructed to pair him with two of the friends of tho treatj. Senator Chandler is also counted among those who will finally line up iu opposi tion to the treatv He has stated that in a general way he approves the treatj and the idea of arbitration But lie con siders th it because the United States has great reserve power, aud the fact that she can call into service a -vast armj , arc the pnnclp il protections of the Western Hemi sphere from being parceled out among the European powers like Africa He inti mated also In executive session the other dav that some happier time could be pro posed In which to establish a permanent court of arbitration with England than -while the guns of that nation were, in concert with those of other great powers, turned against the struggling Christians of Turk-ndden Crete Ev-Public Printer Benedict was at the Capitol jesterdaj moiuing, eujojing his first day out or office more heartily than auj one he has spent in the office. Mr. Benedict has made a capital Public Printer, and iu his second term more than sustained the evcel'tnt reputation gained In his. first He was receiving compliments jesterdaj lor hii good i otk, when a well known Democratic Senator came along and said "lou are oue of the few Cleveland ap pointees that I am sorrj to see go out of oifice, for, iu addition to being a good printer, jou w ereal way3 a good Democrat." "I thank jou for your good will, Sena tor," replied the retiring Printer ' iset to being regarded as a good officer, I am proud to be considered a good partj man." Tha new Public Printer will hav e quite a task before him if he fills the offu e as ably and successfully as his predecessor Mr Benedict introduced many reforms into the office, including the very doubt ful oue of civil service reform, for the inception or operation of which lie can not, how ev er, be charged He onlj car ried into effect the Presidential order plac ing the department under the civ il service It is well known that the first and fore most effort of the new Printer will be to take care of a gieat many of nis own party who desire place-s in the printing office Yesterday was a field day for Senators and Kepresentatlv es it Mr Pal mei's office The Senate was not in Mis sion, and the House sat for onlj about an hour. Ihis gave opportunitj for Senators and Members to descend on the new Printer, which they did after the fashion and -serj much in the numbers of the locusts of Egjpt They turned his office and its ante-room into a howling wilderness. The visitors received verj little comrort from the Printer He spent his time tell ing over und oer again the old, old storj that the civil service laws now regulated the Printing Office Privately and confi dentiallj hf informed -visitors or the Re publican persuasion that he would cer tainlj take care or their friends sooner or later, but lie implored them for a bit of a breathing f-rcll before he began to do violence to tho beautiful sjstem im posed on the office bj President Cleve land, aud which President McKlnlej Is pledged to maintain. James Tlankln Young, the barnacled Washington newspaper man and gcliug Congie"sman from Philadelphia, has cvoh ed an ecelkntidea He propones that the Gov. eminent shall perpetuate In bronze two of his great predecessors-in Con- of prejudice. None of the ready-made earmarks about our Top Coats and Spring Suits. Every evidence of custom tailoring except in the price and the tape-line nonsense. We do the making in our own workshops so we know how it is done. We employ artist cutters and expert tailors who are without peers in their line. We have our six stores fco supply and that fig ures the cost of production down to its lowest point. A fair retailer's profit is all we ask all you pay and that's how we can sell better clothes than anybody cheaper than everybody. We want to do it and do do it. These are big values even for us to offer. $7.50 $12.50 $15.00 ales' Corner. gress from Philadelphia He has intro duced independent bills providing appro priations of $30,000 each for the erection in this city of statues in honor of Father William D. Kellcy and Speaker Samuel J". Itandall, who for more than a quarter of a century each, served in Congress and aided in establishingthe high character and great usefulness for which the delegation fiom the City of Brotherly Love has so long been renowned, and which It tjill retains Mr. loung's bills both provide that the sites for the proJect d statues shall he determined by a commission to be composed of the Vice President, the Speaker and the Architect of the Capitol. Judge Maxwell, the venerable Populist Democrat from Bryan's own State of Isebraaka, hasiatroduced a biU transferring all the postmasters of the United States from the list of appointive offices His bill is the most elaborate one ever proposed on this subject It not only provides that hereafter all postmasters shall be elected, but it divides the United States into post office districts The work of division is not to be trusted, under the ilaxwell bill, to the Postofrice Department, but is to be made bj the county board in every county in the United States, and no part of the country Is to be omitted from some postal di"trict The bill also takes care of fractional districts which may be formed from part of tw o or more counties In such cases the county in which the building occupied for postofflce purnoses is located shall have charge of the ihvislon and the arrangements for a popular elec tion Judge Maxwell was long a member of the supreme court bench of Nebraska and is a man of great influence in the State He is serious In his present proposition and thinks It would do more good as a means of removing the Postoffice Depart ment fromthecjntrolofanj political party than all the civil service reform acta that have been written on the statute books. It is said thvt Sen iter Allen -will present a similar bill in the Senate If the nest Congress!-, Democratic, and Judge Ma twell is one of those returned to it, he will make the agitation of this bill a. feature of his term The Maxwell bill provides that the term3 of all postmasters now in office shall ex pire on the 1st day of Junuary after the bill becomes a law; that postmasters shall beelepted fortheterrn of fouryearsthrough out the United States at the general election of 1S9S All that is left or tho patronage of the Fcstoffice Department under this comprehensive and sweeping measure is the right to fill vacancies until the next general election The bill covers all classes of postmasters and places Po dunk Cro'-s Roads onexuetly thesamefoot ln in this respect as the new world metrop olis of Greater Xew York. Senator Mills has a bill that will make the bloody shirt shouters -very weary It provides for the donation to the Ladies' Monument Association of Dallas of a hun dred condemned muskets and the same number of s ibers to be used in theerection of a monument to the Confederate soldiers This is a Go-vcrnment recognition of the fact that there was such a thing as a Confederate armj , that it w as composed of brae men, and that many of them fell in battle Eve-j suggestion of this kind Ins always given a certain class of Re publican campaign orators in and out of Congress the lijdrophobia. Undoubtedly some of them will get the disease again if the Texas Senator presses his bill Representative Peach of Cleveland, who is ono of tiie few Republican members choen last fall who claim to be still lojal to silver, evidently believes in the pirtj blufr regarding the promotion or an International conference. He has pre pared a bill authorizing the President to call an international conference of a different sort, which Is to meet in this city. If Mr. Beach's Idea is carried into effect, this conference will be attended by delegates from all the American re publics, and will formallj accept and de clare the Monroe jloctrinc to be a princi ple of international law. Secretary of State Sherman Is to be tic American dt legate to Mich a conference, if called But other nations that partici pate in It can have as many delegates as they choose to select s7i,W ilt- Spring Suits. Por All-wool dark Brown and Gray Plaid 3 button Cutawaj Sack Sulta, tailored justas well as we know how -trimmed durably and with good er feet No misstatement to say worth 10 For a swell novelty. Imported Cheviot made up in Single Breasted Sack with double breasted waistcoat. Per fect copy of the neatest style on the latest faablon plate. Perfect fitting For Brown Novelty Plaid Sack Suit not a loud plaid, but a genteel, refined erfect One or the best English Mills wove the fabric one of Sak bestcut ters cut and our best tailors made It up Worth price would be $20 MURDEIl ilYSTJSRT CLEARED. Arrebt of. a AVornan Accused of KilllnjjEruet Kueneth. Chicago, April 3 After more than four years and a half have elaisl Ernestine Dunkey, alias Warnicka, alias Abraham, is under arrest In the suburban village of Melroie Park, charged with the brutal murder of Ernest Kueneth, aa aged and rich rarmcr or that ptace On the morning of October 27, Us92, Kueneth was foi.ni I huddled in a chair before bis fire, dead and mangled, a great slash acrotw his skull and a terrific wound on bis tempk A blood stained corn knife and stove poker lay near The crime remained a mystery until recently. Herman Dunkey, who lived on Fik. street, this city, quarreled with bis wife and told a friend with whom he worked a circumstantial story which pointed to his wife, the prisoner, as the murderess The police were informed, and her arre-G followed. Dunkey betrayed the woman after he had discovered that she was not his legal wife and vhen she deserted him He al-so accuses the German woman of wanting him to Insure the Iies or his children by a former wife and offering to kill them, and or asking an. elder son to push his father Into the lake while fishing Dunkey stated to the Justice of the peace today at the preliminary hearing that tho woman returned to her home the daj after the murder with disheveled and matted hair, which proved to be stained with blood; with blood on her dress, her face bruised and scratched and the marks of rmgrs on her chin and throat. She said she had a terrible fight with a man and burned her clothing In a stove He said she confessed that her victim had onlj $150, and that she killed hint because he proposed marriage to her and broke his word, although mentioning no names, and Dunkey said he never thought of con necting her with Kueneth's murder NIo Marzcn, who is now under sentence of death here for the murder of Fritz IIolz hucler, was suspected of Kueneth's murder because he left the village hurriedly after the tragedy. The woman declares her innocence NAVY DEPARTMENT ORDERS. Cnpt. Shepnrd to Tnke Clmrce of the Cinciiinntl. Orders have been Issued by the N'avy Department as follows. Capt. E M Shepird 11 detached from the command of the flagship San Francisco and ordered to command tho cruiser Cincinnati, ex changing with Capt n J Johnson Capt Shepnrd's time has nearly expired and hu -will bring the Cincinnati home from the Mediterranean, while Capt Johnson re mains with the flagship Surgeon C N Gravatt is detached from the Museum of Hjgiene atthlscity on com pletion of liis examination, and ordered to be ready for ea Lieut H Mlnettia ordered to the Wabash, to relieve Lieut E. E Wright, who 13 ordered to the Bos ton jard Assistant Engineer J. II Rowen, ordered as assistant inspector of machinery at Cramp's yard Commander R P. Leary is detached from command of the Katnhdtn and ordered to examination for promotion BDTLEH SENT TO AUSTRALIA. Tie Vows He "Will Yet Chont tho Gallovv s. San Francisco, Cal , April 3 Richard Butler, alias Newman, alias Artie, the Australian murderer, has said farawellto American soil. He occupied a cell in tin: county Jail until late in the afternoon, when he was conveyed to tlp steamer Mariposa. TheMariposasailedat 6 o'clock Despite all the precautions of the de tectives. Butler expects to cheat JutKo before Sydney la reached. To one of hla guards lie said "I will never 1 liangecL They will never land Richard Butler In Sydney alive." Henrj Clay Evnns Installed. Henry Clay E-vans, the newly apj-ointed Com.i'issioner of Pensions, assumed tho duties of ids oriice yesterday. He had a steady stream of callers throughout thi dav. L