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STItSGlT HUTCHIH5, President.
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In continuation of our earnest desire
to place the closing' scenes and ceremonies
of "the pre.sent session of the House of
Representatives upon a plane of. perfect
understanding, we think it advisable to
caution the alleged Democrat, at present
unknown, wiio is to offer the resolution
of gratitude to the Speaker, as well as the
minority members who may he expected
to vote for its odoptiou,. that the resolution
ought to-recite specifically all the benefits
und mercies' they have received at the
hands of Speaker Keed. and for 'Which they
propose to return thanks.
First- They siiould thank him for hts
deliberate "violation of the mandatory
House rule X.. which prescribed, that
"unless otherwise specially ordered by the
House. Cue Sneaker shall appoint, at the
ccnnmencrment of each Congress, the stand
ing conmntxees '
e Second. They should thank htm for his
rulings, that questions of the highest
privilege, such as tne foreign policy of the
United Suites and the unconstitutional
Mflisorganization of the- House, are not
jprlvileged; although made so by the rules
fijtinip' rimls. rml n. rnnr lln" nf n.'srlf-Tmon.
try decisions.
.! Third: They should thank him for re
fusing to entertain a motion which he
ruled to be in order, when offered by Rep
resentative McMilHn."; and for taking that
fet-ntientan off litsr feet by recognizing Rep
resentative Dingley, who was not on his
feet and va.s unconscious of a desire
to address the chair untlL called up by the
J Fourth: They should thank him for
ruling that a motion to approve the Jour
nal has precedence over a previous motion
to correct It.
Fifth: They should thank him for his
eyster.tatlc suppression of the bankruptcy
bill, of the Cuban belligerency resolution
and cf ail other proper business of the
cwtuHry, fer the avoidance of which he
lins regularly violated the rules of the
2Iou.se. te ethics of parliamentary govera-
! xnent and common decency.
H SLvtb: Especially they should thank
liim. for uta direct, repeutfd and fiagraxit
violation of the Constitution of the United
Status, in declaring the House adjourned
for more than one day ia the ubseiu-e fa
Quorum; and Tor declaring it adjourned for
."more than three day3 without, the consent
cl the Senate.
jj Peventb Finally, they should thank him
for tin subjugation ana extinction .f the
,'peeple's House of Representatives. s.nd his
creciira in its stead of a body consist
ing for all practical purposes of hut one
f m-rnbei. and that oner Thomas B. Reed
xt Maino.
H If the Democratic minority is to offer
thanks to the Speaker, its corapon-'iis.nieiii-
liersrsUotiM understand exactly what debts
j of gmtitude tliey are acknowledging, and
f-bocid carefully place them on record, so
than then constituents and the country
e.t large may be equally well informed.
Another l'nropenu Asj-aiilt.
i Accordhig-to reports which appear to be
"T.'ell grounded, the great financial house
pf Rothschild has gained control of the
i depressed-Panama- Canal share capita), and
lias arranged a gigantic scheme to com-
jneto-thework begun by de Lesseps, under
" the joint auspices of Great Britain, France
nd Germany As a matter of grace, the
"United States is to be invited to Join in
he alliance, which, with or without it, is
to guarantee the neutrality of the ditch
as between, t tie contracting powers.
This imiHirtanc development hheds a
blight light over matters of state and
KKtional legislation heretofore obscure
viud myMer!ou6. It justifies the Insist
ence of this Journal that the cun-
jiiing hand of British diplomacy, as
cli as sordid and short-sighted Ameri
can intertslK, was behind the opposition
. to the Nicaragua Canal scheme in the Con
gress. The animus and serioti.- meaning
of the new movement are but ton ap
parent In the words of a diplomat, at the
Rational Capital, as reported by the New
York Journal's Washington, correspondent,
,it has been practically decided as a
jCuropeaa policy that the United States
'ghall not bo permitted ta construct and
poatrol" the Nicaragua Canal. England,
"py downright fraud, obtained control of
the S wjv Th- Unred States Is intrinsically
h itiuch more powerful nation than Great
Britain. Europe has not found the op
portunity to dislodge the- British from
the fcnez. If Europe, with her eyes open,
Hlowed the United States to build the
Nicaragua Canal, this country would
that moment take rank as the most power
ful nation in the world."
Here we have a tad illustration of thedlrc
effects of Hie foreign control which, for a
number of years, has been exercifced over
the extvuilve and legislative departments
or cur Government. In the cahe of the
Nicaragua Canal it now is obvious cixmh
that there has been a practical coalition
between that foreign influence and our
I 'End and wlfish trans-continental railway
interest to throttle the project. Hut the
native opponents of the national enterprise
are nor to gain anything by their alliance
with oar trade rivals. A trans-fsumiian
canal is to be built Just the same, and they
will have only the small satisfaction of
inflecting that they have made it possible
to snatch the coming crown or cosmic com
mercial supremacy from the head of the
Republic and hand it over to a syndicate
of European powers.
It seems to ui that there is butone way
in which tliis question should be :net. Yc
never fchonld have allowed the Panama
Canal to be bjjgun without a better guaran
tee than we have had that It would not
fall under the political control of Europe
We hhoaldJiot ulliw it to he completed
under the auspices reported. The tripartite
fcchcmc is a clear und told assault upon the
tpint of the lion roe doctrine, and iis nc-
coinpUMimcut fehould be resisted to "the
last man, the last dollar, and the Iaattlitch."
The Japanese Incident.
Ve are happy to be able to approve the
course of ten Government in authorising
Admiral BeaidIee to hoist the Stars and
Stripes over the Hawaiian tslands fn the
event of any overt act that might be
attempted, by lapan in opposition to our
determination to annex the country. It
is difficult to think of any otherfcvay in
which the diplomatic Incident that has
been bothering the Administration for
Morne days could be so easlly,dlrectlyrand
frankly terminated. The action, of our
authorities is a pUlte hint in the nature
of an ultimatum, and Japan will be very
foolish not to take i t in good p-trt and cease
unpleasant agitation.
The question of Hawaiian annexation is
so strictly an American question, and nc
in which other powers so obviously have
not he least color of right to interfere,
that further annoyance from ouulde on
the subject should be treated with scant
toleration. We are heartily glad that
the policy of the United States with re
gard toltnow has been so plainly defined
that there is nothing left for a dissident
power to do but to acquiesce or fight. We
do not think Japan wants to fight.
In order to set the matter entirely at
re;, the best tiling thatcould liappsn would
be to ratify the annexation treaty without
further delay. Ae this Journal always has
insisted, it the Administration honestly and
earnestly desires action at fhls time, the
votes can be had. If the Republicans in the
Senate are not driven Into Hue on the ques
tion at once, there will be ngiy Ftispicioni
that the entire policy and play are only
spectacular and for effect on the Ohio
election; and that if times should grow
eascr for the Administration, the whole
burfness might be reversed. Mr. Hanna
and Mr. McKinley will consult their party
and personal interests by pushing ratifi
cation. Spanish Tespnir.
A most nnvrzing change of sentiment
appears to be working in Spain. Up to
-within a short time ago It Would have
been unsafe for any newspaper or public
man. in the kingdom to even hint at the
possibility of an abandonment of Cuba.
Now. both leading Journals and poli
ticians are openly debating the question
of etacuation. The truth has been forced
upon the country at last, and the un
pleasant fact Is recognized that the war
is a failure and the Republic, in effect,
Prominent Spanish military authorities
In Madrid admit that disease has redutvd
the strength of Weyler'a army at least
or.e-half, and that the brilliant campaign
inaugurated by Gen. Gomez with the ad
vent of the rainy season rinds the
royalist power in a position of inability
to meet it with success, ilinistcra pnd
financiers now openly agree that thero
will not be money with which to con
tinue the struggle, and tt id conceded
on all hands that the final collapse is
very near.
In view of these conditions, it Wf-uld
be a gracious and friendly thing for the
United States to relieve Spain of. a hopeless
dilemma by recognizing the independence
of the Cuban Republic. That would end
the matter- Spain, wants to-"scape ftom
the present position, but does not know
how to do it. A recognition of independ
ence, coupled with an offer of our friendly
offices to arrange terms of peace, would
just about fill the bill at this time.
An Official Funeral.
In the early 'days of New England, the
minister officiating at a funeral used to
receive from the family of thedeceased
on each occasion a pair of black gloves,
with which appurtenances the pall-bearers
were also furnished. This custom was
good for the glove trade, and alto quite
good for the minister, who thus had a store
of gloves to give away or to sell. Twelve
out of the fifteen children usual in Pntltan
limilics died from the ordeal of baptism
in frozen water, or some other hardship,
and funerals were frequent. Thus thein
hahitants had practice. -
It Is possible that the lack of experience
's responsible for the very peculiar ap
pearance of ccitain members of the Cabi
net In attending the funeral of Senator
Harris some days ago. Such an occasion
i not frequent In Washingtcn; fn fact,
the last official funeral in the Capitol was
some ten or twelve years ago. Perhaps
if the of firdals even of a four years' court
were to rehearse a Jlttle, or if funerals
of this kind were held oftencr, we should
not see one of the chief officers of the
Government come in with red gloves on
his hands.
It la possible, too, that other chief of-
ficers would not be attired In their
regular workday suit". with the excep
tion, of course, of overalls. The truth
of the matter is, that only PrehideuL ilc
Kinley rnd Gen. Alger appeared to have
given anj thought to attire suitable to
be vora on the occasion of a state
funeral. They were clothed In black, with
blucl: gloves and silk hatsrand were dlg
nifii'd tind !er-iiiinded gentlemen in ap
pearance, as in reality The other four
members of the Administration who were
present seemed to have Just dropped in j
on theii "way from work, to see what tho
mflttei Was. Secretary Sherman wore
blue. Secretary Wilson wore his ordinary
black suit, with light-colored gloves; Judge
McKenna waa clad In a dark frock coat
and giay trousers, and Secretary Porter
Had on hi" tiMtal orflce suit, with a straw
bat, which, however, he did not wear
during the ceremonies. Secretary Gage
soared to the highest color note of the
Presidential party, and. with the cJiarac-lerh-llc
audacity of Chicago, appeared in
a light gray summer suit and red gloves.
Now, it 13 not desirable to kill off any
members of the present Senate or House
in order to give Inexperienced officials
practice in attending funerals, but. before
another function of this mti takes place,
why not have a dress rehearsal?
A St. Louis iady has applied for a di
vorce on the ground thather husband snores
so that she cannot possibly get a night's
fcleep. According to her statement, he
begins this pleasing trombone solo imme
diately aftei reading the Evening Star,
and continues the same during the
entire night. The St. Louis lady says
that she has stood this thing for years,
and feels that she ha had enough of it.
It this divorce should be granted, the
presiding judge will have his hands full
of other and similar cases, for the snoring
habit Is one of the most common riddles
on tnls painful eaith.aud nobody has ever
solved it. Some great men, too, have
been accomplished snorers. There is a
story, written in Latin, of a Roman gen
eral who kept the whole camp awake with
his concerts. This general was never
much of a success as a strategist. The
enemy could hen r hismovements tooplainly.
And there were several Norsemen who
were regular Berserkers at the art, and
one oC them, Snorri Snorrison, had it so
badly that it was named after hira. What
they called It before the esteemed Ncrse
gentleman was horn does not appear.
Seiiously. this Is a great question, and
scientists ought to turn their attention
to finding an antidote.
Gen. Stewart L. Woodford is in the city
studying the Ruiz case und snch matters.
It mav be as well for him to take his
time about going to his ptat at Madrid.
The situation in Cuba Is likely to undergo
a fceusatlonal change before a great while.
Political peace is not likely to be the
portion of Senator Quay. He not only
will be called upon to fight the only true
gooducs in Pennsylvania Republicanism,
which is that of John Wanamaker, but it
is reported that he has fallen out with
Gov Hastings, who hints that he rather
desires to go to the Senate himself.
The "Somethings for Silver" embassy
has been favored with a formal conference
at the British foreign office, at which
Lord Salisbury, the chancellor of the
exchequer and the secretary ot State Tor
India assisted. Conditions In India render
it probable that the British government
may be willing to consider the question
of reopening the Indian mints. In which
case the lee will be broken, and something
tangible may be accomplished later to
ward practical lemonetizatlou.
In Yellowest Wilkinsville-
Senator Quay Is to retire to private life.
At least, he announced yesterday that
unless ne changed ills mind he would
retire at the end of ills Senatorial term,
wnicn win occur March 3, 1800. It is
understood that he has had the matter
under consideration for some time. He
is getting along in life, and his health
is none ot the best. It Is not merely for
rfcrcation tnat lie makes frequent vis.ts
to Florida, but because he finds that the
ourdens which he used to carry with so
niucn ease are now a tax upon his
vitality. He has fought many battles,
and though victory has always perched
upon nts banner, he ha Ipsx deire now
to engage in protracted struggles. Wash
ington l'ost, July y.
Hr. rrisburg, Pa.. July 10 "For the first
time in my life, I am a full fledged can
didate for United S title" Senator," said
Senator Quay this afternoon.
Mr. Haxita Fixds tiik WniTC House a
IfAVif ok Rest.
Tne rattier rotund form of Senator
Hanna has been reposing serenely iu the
big, rour-posted bed in the "Prince of
Wales." loom at the White House, and
the slumbers of the junior Senator from
Ohio wero undisturbed for two days by
the rapping on his door or any vorac:ous
oniceseeker. liy going to the hend and
center of otflceseeking the Senator avoided
oriiceseekers, and spent the first quiet
Sunday he nas enjoyed In Washington.
wasntngton Tost, July 13.
"It is a Iic,'r excl.iimed the junior
Senator from Ohio "I have been maligned
before, but this is the worst and most
damnable rot that has ever been prln.'ed
about me. I have, most enqihatically.
not moved over to the White House us
the President's guest; neither do I 'nteml
doing so Lat Sunday T spent a quiet,
social day as the guest of Mrs. McKinley
that is all there Is to it. The Arling
ton is good enough for me, and I ex
pect to remain here until Congress ad
journs." The Two Majors.
(From the New York Tribune )
The folio winjr conversation is said to have
occurred on the floor of the Houne of Repre
sentatives in the Fifty-first Congrejw, and
is given on the responsibility of Isaac R.
Hill. The talk took place between Maj.
McKinley and Maj. Martin, of Texas, both
inveterate smoketp:
Maj. Mania-Mai. McKinley. you ought
not to smoke those interstate cigars.
Maj. McKinley What do yon. mean by
interstate cigars?
Maj. Martin-Why, I mean cigars that,
when smoked in one State, can be smelled
in all the other State.
Maj, McKinley And you, Maj. Martin,
should not smoke those Robinson Crusoe
cigars of yours.
Maj. Martin What do you mean by
Robinson Crusoe cigars?
Maj. McKinley Why, castaways, of
And the Wnsp Has Ftini
(From the Augusta Chronicle.)
When Senators Tillman and Chandler
get to fighting it Is like a battle between
a'bulldog-and d wasp.
In a lelter received from the Secretary
or the Navy, Senator McMillan is advised
that the interests ot the Navy require that
aul8.antlal improvement should be made
at the earliest possible date of the An i
comUi River una the adjacent flats. 'I ho
Secretary poittta out that there has been
an alarming increase In the number of cases
of iiHiiurlal diseases union;; the officers und
enlisted nfen at the navy yard and that
other reasons also require this work to lie
done. The Secretary recommends that a
channel be dredged rrom the mouth of tlw
river to the Navy Yard bridge, 24 feet deep
at mean low water and 200 feet wide,
wills a basIn in front or the yard 500 foot
wiue and of the same depth.
There has been considerable gcsslp as to
the probable successor to the fate Senator
Ilaitis. I lit understood that Go v.Taylor
h'mself would net object to the honor, and
it lias been intimated that he would resign
if he could getr IiIh successor to appoint
him. Owing to a Haw in tho Tennessee
constitution, it never provided for a lieu
tenant governor, and when the office of
governor becomes vacant the duties of
the office fall upon the president of the
sn'iiate ' t is Mild to be not likely that the
governor would go about the business In
this fashion. There Is claimed to be no
very gieat need of a Scnatcr before the
next .session. i The legislature now in
existence has completed its labors and
will be succeeded, -next January by the
new body. If Gov.-Taylor is anslous for
a seat in the Senate, it is Gald by Tennes
seans that he will' call the present legis
lature in special session in December and
have himself elected, ir possible, for the
whole ctthe unexpired term, which would
be four y.nara. It Is thought that Gov.
Taylor would stand ft good show with
this legislature. Tor It was elected when
he was, and is said to be- Iargelyln Bym
patl'j with him. If the legislature not
called together and the governor appoints,
'he new Iej;Mattire will then elect, and
Gov. Taylor would in nil probability 'i0t
be the choice of that body. The other
candidate so tar mentioned prominently
are Rcpresenta tives McMillin and Rich
ardson. Senator Carter of Montana has almost
recovered from a Sunday trip to Atlantic
City. There is everything In Montana ex
cept a seashore, and hence when Mr.
Carter went to Atlantic City on Sun
day, he dlf ported himseirin the surf for
tu lee hours and a half. He was described
by a Senator on Mondaytnorning .us hav
ing the "chromatic lineaments or a boiled
lubstci " The compari.Mjn was not very
wide, of tin: mark, but yesterday there
were returning traces of the fine normal
completion of the Montana stalwart..
Mr. Teller Is generally so serious that
a humorous trope from him, no matter
in what degree of liumor, is mire to at
tract nttentlon. Yesterday he had. marked
to liU cjedlt a metaphor which, for wlld
ntss of imagery and aptness of applica
tion, hns not been exceeded In the Sen
ate. Talking about our toy Navy, which
Mr. Cleveland never sent any place where
it could be in any danger, he said that
it reminded him of testing torpedoes in
the canyon of the Colorado.
The Navy was toasted in the Senate
yesterday, although in certain profes
sional parlance they would say it was
roasted There was a lot of keen Irouy
in what Senator Butler Kntd, after speak
ing of the general Insufficiency of naval
affairs, that the only danger of a conflict
was at present iu the neighborhood of
Hawaii, and yet this Government picked
out a vessel with defective armor plates
the Oregon to send to the seat of pros
pective war
Hawaii und Japan EitRnpe the At
tention' of tho Cabinet.
Hawaii and Japan called for cou.siderable
discussion at the Cabinet meeting yester
day, and the present and future prospects
fortioiiblewiththeJapanc.se was tjarnestly
talked over. The ecu in adopted bySec
i clary Long in issuing orders for the
battleship Oregon to go to Honolulu was
unanimously upproved.
The exigencies are deemed to be such
that there is no question as to the ad
visability of this action The Oregon is
one of the best battleships afloat, and in
action would be mure effective than three
or four such cruisers as the Philadelphia.
The Cabinet was u unit In pxpreiMnga
belief that no serious difficulty will be had
with Japan, but thatU Is better to be pre
pared for the worst, should diplomacy fall
to secure a continuance of the amicable
rehV'ons between that country and the
United States.
From the attitude or the Cabinet, It
may be said that there is not the lightest
chance that The Administration will recede
from th-j strong position it has assumed
in icgard to Hawaii, aud that if Japan
feels aggrieved she must console herself,
for she will get no consolation from this
The Cabinet advised the President not. to
send in the currencv message yesterday and
to delay such action as long as possible.
There Is; a strong suspicion now about the
White House that the President lias lost
his cagernes? to send In the currency mes
sage during the present session of Con
gress, aud it Is among the possibilities that
it may not go in at all before next Decem
ber. '1 nis. however, is but con lecture, for
having announced that lie has prepared
the rncsnagc, the President. natura'Jy,
would not like to he placed l'i a position
that would indicate that he had been pre
nia'uTe in the matter.
Secretary HHsswas notpreparectyettrday
to.aiiliriit forthec.n.-hler.ttl'in ifiheCanlnet
an older which he -wants the President to
promulgate, rescinding the order issued
by Mr. Cleveland condensing eighteen pen
sion offices into nine.
Secretary Fliss iavors an early reclsfon
of Mr. Cleveland's order, and it Is under-
...... -r. 1 , 1. . ,.
stood that? the President approves c f Sec
retary Bliss' idea. The matter will be
determined Friday.
Tl.e White House woe free from office
seekers jerterday. and the President was
ttiusenablttd to dwposeof considerable busi
ness before the meeting of theCabinet took
place He was interrupted in his work
several times, however, by a few Senat-ors
and Congressmen, who called to see about
appointments in which they were directly
Ur.itod States Minister Woodford was a
visitor to the President during the morn
ing Gen. Woodford Informed a Times
representative that he would start for
Madrid July 2fi. He has engaged pass-age
on the Paris for thntdnt3. H5 will go from
Soutliampton to .ondou and from there
will go to Madrid, stopping over at Paris
for a brief time. On July 10 a dinner will
I be gic-n Gen. Woodford by Secretary Al
ger and on July 17 the President will give
him a dinner at the White House. Senr
Hupny tie Lome will on th- foHmvingeven
Ing give a dinner in honor of Gen. Wood-
ford at the Spanish legation. Next Tues
diy the general will return to New York
and may notvisifc Washington again bororo
going abroad.
3'oor Tattle Rich Boys.
"Maw," said Johnny Tin nips, "I'm Jea'
eorry's I km Le fer them little city boys
over'r the Ktmircs."
"Sorry" for 'em. Why, their folks is rich, 1
"I. know it: Hit they cau't hcv no fun
their clcs is tcct &ocd. "-Chicago Jouaal.
The Tariff Conferees Wnnte a
Day Over Tlint Schedule.
It is not beyond the truth to Eay ;hat
so far a8 several of the Important sched
ules of the tariff bill are concerned, the
conferees are as rar apart as the day
when they first met The greater part
of yesterday was spent in an unsuccessful
effort to get together on wool. Much of
the dl.ccusVon partook of the character
ot u wrangle and so heuted did this be
come that the conferees daring the aftei
noou separated, the House members re
tiring to the Ways and Means Committee
room for consultation among themselves,
and the Senators cluSeWng themselves in
the room of the Committee on rinance.
Before thu was" done, however, much
time was devoted to the conslderallo i of
the i ate fixed by the Senate on third-class
wools; The House conferees refused t o yield
to this nite, which greatly increases the
duty besides, changing it rrom ad valorem
to specific, unless an arraugcrnent was
provided whereby wools of this class
intended for carpet manufacture aloue
could be brought In at a lower rate ot
duty than that named in tho bill. Mr
Jones, of Nevada, who forced this change
in the Senate, refused to yield one Jot
from the language of the text.
During the afternoon one of the Senate
conrerees brought Messrs. Warren and
Quay, rppiesenting the contending inter
e.st:, togethci and aGught to get them to
agn-c upon some compromise. Mr. War
ren, representing the wccl-growlng States
of the West, is said to have told the Senate
conferees that the Senate had agreed to
this schedule, and so far as it concerned
third-class wools, it must be maintained.
If it was set aside, Mr. Warren said the
Senators would not be bound by the caucus
action, and the Western men would vote
against tho report. Mr. Quay, on the
other hand, is said tohave notified the
committee that unless the rates were made
so that the carpet men would not be
ruined, he and his colleague would i.ot
support the conference report.
The conferees still Lope to secure an
agreement upon a provision that will ad
mit the wools of this class for the exclu
sive use of carpet manufacturers at a
lower rate nnder a rebate scheme, after it
is shown that these wools have been o
used It is generally understood that the
rate of 11 cents on first and second-"!a.ss
wocls, as heretofore mentioned In Tlie
Times as n compromise agreement, will
Despite the assertions to the effect that
the sugar schedule has been dgreed ro,
there Is little to bear out such it report.
It was claimed last night that the agree
ment had been reached to accept the House
tates on raw sugar and substitute 1.00
as t he rate on refined sugar, Instead of the
1:95 of the Senate and the 1.875 of the
House bill Thlsseeaistobe improbable for
it indicates too much of a concession on the
part of thr Senate. The trust aud the
Senate have been fighting Tor the retention
of the clause which gives a discount of
one-tenth of one cent a pound on all raw
ougars imported between 75 and 87 de
grees. Inclndve.
Under this scheme raw sugars testing
87 degrees would come in at l.5, and
the moru.-nt the sugar showed 8S degrees
It would jump to 1.39. This advantage
is entirely too beneficial to the trust to per
mit it to give it away, and it can hardly
besupposedthat the Senate, with Mr Jones
of Nevada standing like a stone wall ror
the trut, has been able to agree upon
a compromise such as has just been .sug
gested. It would probably be nearer the
truth to say that the Senate rate on raw
hugar had been retained, and the duty on
refined placed at 1.90.
Yesterday afternoon Mr Jialzcll. one of
the managers on the part of the House e
raarked to Speaker Keed that it looked as
ir the House would have to practinily
yield to the Senate on this schedule
Speaker Reed is taking a 'ively liii crest
in the fiuht. He came over after the
House adjourned and called Mr All'son
out of the committee-room. They talked
for some time ne'tr ont nf the windows of
the south corridor, with Mr Reed facing
the passageway. It was easy to see that
he was angry about Fomethlng and was
making some vigorous statements to the
manager on the part of the Senate When
he had concluded he asked that Mr Diug
lcy be sent out. Then the Speaker talked
for some time with his chairman on Ways
and Means As he concluded and turned
away, he said. "Keep me advised, Mr
Dlngley; I want to know what is going
on In there."
"All right, Mr. Speaker," replied Mr.
Dingley, "I'll see that you aie advised."
and then Mi. Dingley ieturned to the
It sc-emK to be taken for granted in New
York that suear is to he taken caTe of
aud that the Havemeyer people are to get
back from the people their campaign
contribution with interest. Yesterday
sugar touched the highest point it has
reached in its history', when It was run
up to 1 37 7-S. The highest quotation
pievior.s to this was in 1S93. when the
steel: was sold at 134 5-S. The sugar
magnates are not running the stock up
on a blind guess. They know -what is
gointr on and what the Senate committee
is able tv force from the House
The Senate conferees despite the threats
of the Democrats, have finally decided to
put straw matting, burlaps, cotton ties
and bacglng back on the dutiable list, al
though they profess, to the- House men that
thev will be unable tr do so on account
of the attitude of the Democrats. Thev are
making thi bluff in order to force conces
sions from he House in jtfH-r directions.
No particular part of a eonfercrce report
car be separated from the rest and -voted
upon. The vote must lie taken on agreeing
te the report. The Republicans know tint
Mr. Jones and Mr. McEnery will vote for
the report, and they simply laugh at. the
threats of Mr. Pettigrew and tiip Demo
crats. At the same time, while they may
be able to carry their point when a vote
tc Mt-nrt It- fc lininr. clwm flirt, v thnl fhn
,',,, . ,. .,., .? . t, ,. .,, , .'
i time for taking the vote ss exceed'iglv
doubtful if this policy is ptrrs-ied. TheDeni-
ocralic members of the confereree with
whom The Times reporter talked yesterday
Mated that they would take a longtime
Jc consider that matter wnen the report
rer.o'ied th" Senate.
They say that if the Republicans are
counting ""tpon thern to grow tired of the
fight, they are counting without the'.r
host. 1 1 is more than likely that if thes-i
things, over which there was snch a
! determined fight, In the Senate, are put
back on the dutiable list, the debate will
be protracted and bitter in the Senate.
The votes of the straight Republicans
will be cast for the report, whatever it
may be It was possible to divide this
vote on some items when the bill was
b.-iig voted upon la detail, bnt this action
will i'o l.e poHe on rite renort
The House has also won its fight on
the duty on white pine. Th' win so
back to $2 per 1,000 feet, the original
House rate. Tills is antagonized by rer-
Inin "neniihlirans. nnrt ttiere is snml tnllr
f of the Reces.sityof a caucus to determine
what shall be done with respect to this
matter. The caucus idea will be frowned
down bv the Finance Comnii'tec. however,
for such action is unprecedented in the
Senate. Tlie committee expects some
trouble, but it depends upon the Rcptibli
' can's opposed to some portions of the re
port to support it in toto, and they are
pjacing great faith in the fact that the
Republicans who complain of the ngree
rnents tnat may be reached will be con
fronted, with a proposition to either sup
I port or .refuse to support a Republican
tariff measure They must either sup
port the report or repudiate the party;
the latter horn of the dilemma will hardly
be grasped by any of the men who are
kuown as straight-out Republicans.
Another mining tnuustry has Lew cared
Tor zealously by Mr. Jones In fixing the
rate of duty on lead ore. The House has
siriven strenuously to restore Its own rate
or 1 cent a pound, but Mr. Jones recuses to
yield, and It is said that the House con
ferees have finally yielded to the Senate
rate of 1 1-2 cents a pound.
There were no indications of a break
when the committee adjourned last night.
Members were in that irritable mood which
indicated an unsatisfactory session If
sugar und wool ate once gotten out of the
way the icmaindcr of the tflbk will he
comparatively easy The committee hopes
to bo able to settle the wool question today.
It looks as ir the predictions earlier in tlie
week that the hill would not get out or
conferenc t fore Thursday or Friday
would be verified. . t , '
The Easy His Has Fared Well nt
SIcKirjlcyVt Hands.
The nntl- machine men or New York be
lieve that Senator Piatt has been wjlt
too well taken care of by the Adminis
tration iu regard to patronage, and ttie
Senator's friends are inclined to th.'nic
that he has done better than he could have
expected. None of the diplomatic appoint
ments made from New York Statu were
suggested by Seaator Piatt andoeurlrallof
them were personal appointments by the
President, anil in some cases, they werj
objectionable to Senator Piatt, but he had
the wisdom not to oppose their confirma
tion. in view ot the Senator's course, the
President has felt that, in ail fairness, he
must recognize Senator Piatt for State
patronage. This dees not mean, however,
that the President intended to ignoie the
men in New York who stood by him before
the St. Louis convention, when Senator
Piatt was issuing public statements declar
ing Mr.McKinleytobe unfitted for the Pres
idential nomination. So far the original
McKinley and antl-macbme element in
New York has received a goodsbarcof the
For instance, the Brooklyn internal rev
enue ccJlcctorshlp went to Frank R. Moore,
the anti-iuhchlne candidate, notwithstand
ing the fact that Robert J. Sharkey was
supported by Senator Piatt, with four of
the six Brooklyn Congressmen and the lead
ing organization Republicans of both New
York and Brooklyn, besides being indorsed
by twenty-seven of the thirty-two ward
committees of Brooklyn
The office over which the biggest fight
was; made, and the one most desned by
Senator Piatt, that of the collector of the
port, was glcn to the organization. Sena
tor Piatt's man, George R, BidwelL receiv
ing the appointment. At tne same time
Wilbur F. Wakeman, an anti-machine Re
publican and personal friend of Secretary
Bliss, was named for appraiser. The re
maining New York offices will be divided
between the two factions. Senator Piatt
will probably get the naval orficer of the
port, surveyorship and district attorney
ship, while the superintendency or immigra
tion at Ellis Island and tlie postiiasterhip
or Brooklyn are likely to go to the anti-machine
Tlie foregoing shows how Senator Piatt
stands at the White House The whole
tning in a nutshell was expres-sed when
President McKinley recently told, the
Auson G McCook party, who called to
protect against the appointment of Pid
well as collector of the port, that Sen
ator Platrt must be recognized as he was
the tlnitcd States Senator from New
York, practically the unanimous choice
of the Republican members of the legis
lature, and as such was entitled to receive
Ms due st are of recognition In the dispensa
tion of patronage The fact is. in view of
Mi. Plait's position during the campaign,
he has fared well .it the hands of the
Furthermore, the Senator appreciates
this fact, and is well satisfied. While
things did not go well for Piatt In the
matter of patronage throughout the State,
etill he received more than his share in
New York city, and thus did Mr. McKinley
even up matters In New York,
Agreetnent Between Commissioners
and Senate District Committee.
As the result of a conference on Mon
day with the Congressional District Com
mittees upon the highway extension act.
the Commissioners yesterday directed the
attornev for the District to draw op fr
presentation to Congress a bill to provide
for the issuance of $3,000,000 worth of
bonds, the proceeds to pay for the land
condemned ander the provisions of the
act. It is to contain paragraphs diret
ug that cue-hair the cost of the high
way extension is to be borne by the
United States, and also providing tor the
establishment ot a sinking fund out of the
District r-venues looking forward to the
redemption of the bonds, as the
estimated cost in only the firat
of thesf judgments confirmed by the Dis
trict supreme court, that In the Addison
and Leigl.ton division of Mount Pleasant,
is $6,000,000, an amount which it i out
of the question to ask tlie District, with
its present revenue, to dtrftay.
The estimated Cost of tie Judgment for
damages 0:1 the three sections InvroYrd
Is 55,000.000. Of this about $4,000,000
will be assessed as benefits should it be
found that they are coilectible.
Under the law, before July I, 193, f on
giess must make provision to pay there
Judgments or all the proceedings will tall
Another objection advanced by the Com
missioners to the highway extension act, as
It stands, is that there is co provision made
for changing iie plans oti the street ext"n
sion arts, and on the contrary, a plat oie
passed upon by the Jury of appraisers and
the courts Is at unchangeable as the laws or
the Medes and Persians
To obviate such difficulties. Commis
sioner Black imposes x ask Congress, when
It pulses the !ond bill, to put on an amend
ment giving the Commissioners, by a unani
mous vole, and with the consent of a ma
jority or residents concerned, permission to
alter the plans.
The Mile IJtnit.
To the Keillor of The Times:
It seems that an attorney has appeared
before the District Ccm'alssloners "on
behalf of a number-of citizens," contend
ing that the law forbidding the sale or
intoxicating llqour within one mile of
the Soldiers Home property (act of Febru
ary 2S. 1801) should be construed to mean
within a mile by the ordinary rcute of
travel, instead of by air line, as heretofore
There are many citizens in the northern
part of the city, especially in Le Droit
Park, who are well satisfied with the
present construction of the law. We do
not desire to have the saloons any nearer.
The line- is now near R street, which is
quite near enough for thirsty citizens and
just about far enough away from the old
Residents in this section generally con
sider themselves very lucky to be withm
the peaceful and quiet "mile limit."
A Natural Wish.
A man with a unall salary and a large
family says ir ptidegoes before a Tall, he
would like to see piide start on a dttle
ahead of the price ot coal. Tld-Eits.
10th, llth and F Sts. N. W.
&9- Our business hours during July and
August are 7:45 a- m. to G p.m. Satur
days, 7:45 to 1.
Special sale of Straw Hats
for little boys fine Milan,
and Sennette braids pretty
color combinations.
50c to 75c qualities,
25c. !
89c to $1.25 qualities,
$1.00 to $1.50 qualities,.
$1.25 to $2.25 qualities,
These Hats are all fresh
and new, bought this season
from a manufacturer in a
way that enables us to quote
exceptionally low prices.
Duck, Crash and Canvas Hats, Caps and
Tarns for little boys; aLso Ladles
Bicycle Caps. Each SScandSOo
Striped Galatea and Duck Wash.
Trousers 25c
Sttiped Linen Trousers. Per pair 350
Biown Linen Trousers, best qual
ity. Ter pair SOo
White Duck. Trousera ..... 500
Unlaundered Shirtwaists 50c
All-wool Trousersforrough wear.. 500
Denim Overalls, for. seashore
and mountain wear...... 39c asd 500
Outfittings of every good
kind at most moderate
Third floor.
"New Perfection"
Are made of selected hard
wood, have the cold dry air
circulation, and are in every
respect up to date. We've
handled them successfully
for the past eight years, and
cheerfully recommend them.
Prices are most reasonable.
No. XX $S.S5
No. XXX S3-0.3G
No. XXXX S1S.50
No. XXXXX $15.00
Belding's New Perfection
Hardwood Ice Chests.
Refrigerators. Wonderfully convenient
for the nursery, the sick
room, or for small family.
Third floor.
Toilet Sets,
One crate of choicest Eng
lish Toilet Sets, in 6-piece
combination and neatly dec
orated in three colorings of
small floral designs, at
$1,85 the set.
These goods are noted for
their excellent wearing qual
ities, and the price is excep
tionally low for same grade.
Fifth floor.
10 bbls. Assorted Jelly
Tumblers, in two sizes and
two shapes, which are the
best intrinsic values obtain
able in modern goods of the
best makes.
1-3 pint (tound), with cover. Per
dozen 240
1-3 pint (square), with cover. Per
dozen 250
1-2 pint (round), with cover. Per
dozen 30o
l-2plnt(square).vlthcover. Ter
dozen 3S0
1-2 pint (mold shape), with cover.
rer dozen 4O0
Firth floor.
Woodward & Lothrop.
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