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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1893
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A complete line HERE. Good
ones as low as FIVE DOLLARS.
Double-breasted Box Coats in Blue,
Black and Tan, with velvet collar,
seams sewed, cemented and taped
guaranteed, too. Better ones, $7j.5p,
8.50, $10, $12.50. All sizes in all
grades and colors.
JBig Overcoat and Suit values in
the Schloss Bros. & Co.'s whole;
sale stock we are now selling at
about ONE-HALF of regular re;
tail prices. Come in and see them.
There's no doubt of our ability to
suit and fit you.
Robinson & Chery Co.,
Twelfth and F Sts. N. W. gag
Policemen Bcrman ana Schuyler, or I're
elnct .No- 1, are on sick leave.
Luke Glancy, of this city, wis. yesterday
granted an increase ot pension from s7
Station Clerk Lamb, of Trecinct No- 1,
Is on leave, and Trivatc James A- Tay
mon is acting in his place-
Talents vrcrc grantedyesterday to Wash
ington inventor as follow: Edward 1).
Anderson, bicycle brake, Albert Grupc and
G. Grupe, safety envelope.
James Smallwood and Nelson Long, eol-
ored, were fined $20 each yesteiday in
f the police court for tlie larceny of nine
V chickens from Barnett Cohen.
Tbe officers of tbe Department of tbe
Potomac, G. A. R., will tender National
Commander Gobiu a banquet at tbe Lb
bitt House on the evening of February a.
Dr. William II- .MaUiugly, the Treasury
clerk who was stricken Trtth paralysis
-while at -work several days ago. is im
proving, and it is now believed that he
Mr. Lbenezer Soulhall, or the orrire of
tlie Comptroller of tbe Currency, Treas
ury Department, wlio lives at No. 212 E
street northeast, lias been appointed a
notary public for the District of Columbia.
-"-Jr C. Carter, a carpenter, living at No.
40 O street northwest, fell from a build
ing near Sltli and H streets nortlieabt
yesterday -afternoon and was severely
injured. He wab sent lo Freedman's Hos
pital., Joseph H. Hale,, of No. 1443 Chapla
fctreet northwest, reiortcd t-o tlie police
yesterday that some one tried to enter
Ih bouse .Monday night by cutUng the,
kitchen window Mats. Tbe burglar -was
- liiglitened Away, however.
'In conformity -with n Senate resolution,
die director of the Gco'logical Purvey yes
terday bent to the Senate a report ot the
reconnaissance of the drainage baMn of
tlje I'otomac rtier- The report is t-cien-tine
in-chaiacter, and is uimterej4mg to
Sandy Lane, a colored man, a resident
ot Herring Kill, Georgetown, was on trial
yesterday hi Chier Justice Bingham s
twirt, chanred with assault and attempt-
ed criminal jissault upon Sliuerva Cook,
"Ta 'colored voman fiTly jcars old. A ver
dict of bimple assault was rendered.
Herbert l'ryor, -who -was proven guilty
'dPishauItliig his wife, Mary Pryor, got a
(severe reprimand yesterday from Judge
Kimball. The pioper penalty for nich a
crimp, the judge said, mi a dose of the
whipping post. At tbe request of his
wife, however, and on Pryor's promise of
belter beliafor in the future, Judge Kim
ball suspended sentence.
Appointments in the assibtaut custod
ian and janitor service were made at the
TieaMiry yesterday as follows: Firemen,
jKeHy, Francis ,I. Morrow, Patrick
lJutin, New -York; oiler, C AV. Baxter; in
the barge office, Michael Murphy, 13 P.
Clair, 'Charles Green, oustom-bouse, New
York; E. 'IT. Harman, engineer, Cbluei
bus, Ohio; William Porter, laborer, Mem
phis; It. G. Pearse, custodian, Rock Island,
BALTIMORE i OHIO BULLETIN.
Through Tourist Sleeping Cars to the Pa
clticcaastevery Tuesday onfast Western ex
press train, leaving Washington via B. &
O. at 3:40 p. m. It-em
MR. nAGNOl'S FCXEKAL.
Many IFrienrts Tny Him a Ln-t Af
The funeral service for tbe late Randall
Hagner was held yesterday at 3:30 o'clock
at St. John's Episcopal Church. It was
brief bilt impressive, and was performed
by Revs. Ernest Paddock and F. H. Big
low, the assistant rectors. Tbe attend
ance "was large. In addition to the mem
bers of tlie immediate family present were
the follow ing relatives: Messrs. Blancliard
Randall and Wyatt Randall, of Baltimore,
" and Mrs. ilagruder, ot Annapolis. The
members of the Bar Association attended
in a body and occupied pews reserved
for them in tlie front part ot the audi
torium. The floral tributes "were mauy
j and beautiful, among them being a band
fcome offering from the Bar Association.
Thepallbearers were M essrs. C. II. Cragiu,
C Heald, "William Stone Abert, Meyer
Levin, Blair Lee, Leigh Robinson, Calderon
Carlisle, Andrew Duval, J. H. Gordon and
Mr. Darlington. The body Avas removed
to Oak Hill Cemetery and placed in the
receiving vault. Burial -will be made to
day. A Growing Temperance Lodge.
Tlie Home League, Temperance Knights
or America, organized oa September 19,
lias bad "wonderful success Tlie secret
work is admired for Its simplicity and
bhortness, and was written by Mr. John C.
Afoore. of this city. Tlie league now has
a. membership of sixty-six, and has not
railed" to have additions at every meeting
iln5SIl"brganlzation. On Monday even-
- -1nB"Ceorge E. Hurley and A. E. Maddox
...'-vvere-jjicw accessions Resolutions of
. regret as to the accident to Sergt. Daley,
one of their members, were adopted. Dur
ing the evening "good of the order" re
uajjjjs were .made by J. M. Davy, John
t Cl Moore, "Charles W. Bladen, and John W.
He that complies against bis will to
drink other beers for Heurich's is of the
tame opinion still. 'Phone 634.
Xobody should be without
when a whole case can be
bought for $1.25. M
Address Box 125, 4'Times" M
FUN AT PUBLIC EXPENSE
Comic Literature Charged Up lo
the .Contingent Fund.
ABUSE-v TO BE CORRECTED
The Appropriation -Hill Recognized
That, Ahiaseb Have Crept In and
TJndertaUett. to .Rcmedytlie Evil
ClerWvMiiKt Give Something Like
The Houso'Commtttee on Appropria
tions when" it reported IheIeglslative
bill to the House inserted several para
graphs ofjneAVesslatlon which are
intenderio correct ".abuses of the ex
isting lajf(3Thave "existed for sev
eral years past, and which the heads
of departments have found it impossi
ble to remedy. This action was taken
after a careful investigation of the
subject, and after the heads of depart
ments had been given a hearing before
the committee. The Senate Committee
when it reported the bill permitted
every paragraph of this new legislation
to stand. This Is an unusual circum
stance, and is suilicient guarantee that
tlie new legislation reported in the
bill was badly needed'.'
Among other things there Is a pro
viso that hereafter law books, books
of reference or periodicals for use In
any executive department shall not be
purchased or paid for from any appro
priation for contingent expenses or for
any specific or general purpose, unless
such purpose js authorized in the law
granting the" appropriation. It has
come, to the attention of the committee
that various departments, and notably
the Navy Department, has been pur
chasing, bqoks and periodicals to an
enormous, extent. The appropriation
for this purpose aggregates about ?500.
When called upon for a statement as
to w bar hadbefcn done "with this money
the department told the committee that
several thousand dollars worth of
publications had been purchased and
paid for out of almost every conceiv
able fund that went for the support of
the Navy. "These publications consist
ed of Puck, Judge, Truth and -various
other publications, novels and light lit
erature of various sorts, including al
most everything in the shape of liter
ature that was desirable. It was
shown that even part of the approprla
tion for the construction of battleships
was used in the payment of bills for
this sort of literature.
Another piece of new legislation in
which the SenatevCommittee concurred
was that requiring not less than seven
hours or labor-each day on the part
of all Government employes, and giv
ing the heads pf departments author
ity to further extend, tbe hours of la
hor without, additipnal cornpensation.
So far as the Treasury was con
cerned. 'lt'WiiS shown to the committee
that during" the last fiscal year there j
were 3J48G cle,rks absent during the j
year "On 'ftlcK. leave, in addition to the !
thirty clays', annual leave granted by
the department The sick leave abuse
under thcr ne'w Jaw will be eradicated,
as none such will be granted except in
th-e wisjPr-of. contagious disease, where
the xirsenceof' tbe clerk in the de
partment "would" jeopardize the health
of other "clerks, and in exceptional and
meritorious cases where a clerk or em
ploye is personally ill, and where the
thirty days' -limit would work a pecu
The Secretary has discretion in such
cases to extend the annual leave so as
to include the sick leave.
The head of each department under
the new law is required to have month
ly reports submitted to him by the va
rious chiefs of divisions, and whenever
such leports show that the public busi
ness is in arrears, the head of the de
partment in which such arrears exist
is required to extend the hours of ser
vice of his clerks as may be necessary
to bring up tbe- arrears of the public
business, to date, and all such exten
sions of the public service are to be
reported to Congress at the beginning
of each regular session in the annual
estimate of appropriations.
The bill also takes a large portion of
the salary of the clerk of the Supreme
Court of the United States from him.
Several years ago this official drew in
salary and fees an amount said to
be equal to about $30,000, but this was
reduced by legislation. Congress at the
time intended to limit his emoluments
to tlie simple salary of $G,000, which
was provided. The court held, howev
er, that there were certain fees under
the statutes to which he was entitled,
and these fees, it is said, have caused
his salary to aggregate in the neigh
borhood. Of $12,000 to $15,000. The legis
lative bill -as reported by the House
and as agreed to by the Senate com
mittee puts. the clerk of the Supreme
Court on the'same level with the clerks
of other courts of the United States,
and requires him to account to the
Secretary of the Treasury for all fees
and emoluments in his office.
A serious abuse of the law was also
found in the Postoffice Department,
where several clerks are emploved)
particularly in the office of the Post
master General, .and charged up to be
paid from the railway postal service
appropriation. The new law makes it
unlawful to detail clerks or other em
ployes paid from general appropria
tions for the postal service from any
branch of the postal service, whether
located in Washington or elsewhere, to
any of the offices or bureaus of the
Postoffice TJepartment at Washington.
This will require the dismissal of these
clerks or their employment under the
general appropriation for the support
of the Postoffice Department.
TTAT THE TRAILS CLOSED.
"British Columbia "Board of nrrnfle
Toronto, 'Onr-, Jan. 25. it looks as if
the Klondike business might create a
difficulty' regard lug tbe passage of gooTls
from Eastern" Canada to the goldjlields.
Today thcToranto board of trade received
this telegram from H13 British Columbia
board of Uadc:
UrKC Dominion government to close the
Jjea andfekaguay trails until satisfactory
arrangements. are put into erfect by tbe
United States Government for the pa
sage of Can idian goods through the dis
puted territory. The only hope of Canadl-
?.".Fe,m"F ?ny tr''"ac' Obnoxious regula
tions still being enforced.
rrcsident Gncrney.of the Toronto board,
at once wrote to the government at Ot
tawa. I am in receipt today of a telegraphic
dNpatch. frorat the board of trade of Vic
riV ? f- siting -Chat tbe obnoxious
regulations instituted by the Unite 1 Stat"!
Government affecting the passage of
Canadian goods through rtic disputed tcrii
tory are still.m force, and thatfheir con
tinuance wrti destroy the trade of the
province wh our minluK territory. The
remedy urgedof closing Uyea and Skaguoy
Pass nmy not be the only one available,
H.lifc J,have Jlone ttll sou will find some
effective way of checking this tSnUenw
on the part of our -American friends to
interfere with the commercial efforts we
are making in this territory.
WHV PAY exorbitant prices for paper
hanging, when we paper rooms in most
artistic style, "with' elegant paper , for $2
up? F G. NOLTE, 810 9th St.: no
ew 50 Demorest Sew
AUERBACH'S. 7th & H.
ALASKA'S FABULOUS RICHES
Collector Ivey Says the Present
Yield Is Comparatively Small.
Gold-Hearing Quartz Belt Running
.Hundreds . of Miles Along the
Cotifet to the Northwest.
Joseph "W. Ivey, collector of customs
in Alaska, has arrived in Washington
from his headquarters' at Sitka. He
comes here to consult with the cus
toms officials with regard to the issuing
of new customs regulations for the Ter
ritory. He says that the conditions
that have arisen from the rush to tlie
Klondike have- made a. revision of the
He thinks that there will be a great
rush for the gold fvelds next summer
from all parts of the world. There will
be a kind of a blockade of -vessels at
the mouth of the Yukon River, so that
when the ice thaws in July the boats
can move up to the mining camps with"
provisions lor the miners. The Yukon
is now closed and no boats have been
able to go to the fields by that route
since October 1. The river is only open
for navigation during the months of
July, August and September, and then
half a dozen boats have been operated
on the river. This year, he believes,
there will be no less than a hundred
river boats plying up and down the Yu
kon with supplies transferred to them
from ocean vessels from different parts
ai the vorld.
Mr. Ivey says that tbe discoveries
made thus far only Indicate faintly
what the real mineral resources of the
Alaskan fields are. Tlie greater iv-ri
of the country is what is known to
miners as a placer country, but the leal
wealth he thinks, is not there, however
much gold, may have already been
panned out there. It Is, in his opinion,
in a long quaitz belt, which extends
from the region surrounding Sitka,
hundreds of miles, ajong the coast to
the extreme northwest. The output of
these quartz mines, he thinks, will ex
ceed the Yukon outqut. The great mine
at Treadwell has now 250 samps In
operation, and it is understood, Mr.
Ivey says, that 500 would be erected in
the 'spring. It is stated that there is
enough gold in the Treadwell mines to
keep that many stamps going for at
least fifty years.
H. WOODWARD'S DISCOVERY".
o Provision for Smallpox Cafc.es in
tin; Aiipronruilton Bill.
Health Officer Woodward and the Dis
trict Commissioners arc very much dis
satisricd with the omission of the Items,
for the maintenance of the smallpox hos
pital and for tbe contagious dUease emer
gency fund from the District appropria
tion bill as reported by the District
Committee to the Houre.
Dr. Woodward yesterday made a long
report on tbe subject to the Commission
ers, which s'nys that while n numbor
or other important items for tbe health
office have been treated in the same way
it teems to him that in tlilu ca-,c the action
of the committee was paicularly un
fortunate, in view of the fact that small
pox is at present prevalent to such an ex
tent at Birmingham, Ala., as to have led
the authorities of that city to request the
United States .Marine Hospital Service
to assume Hill control andbecau.se there are
atprccnt at Atlanta, Ga.,131 oases.
The disease has existed in the former
place since the middle of July, the total
number of cases up to date being 406;
in the latter place it lias been present t-ince
August, with 20G cases- He says that as
the period of incubation or this disease Is
fourteen days, the District In in danger
of becoming infected-
Ur- Woodward also devotes hcveral para
graphs ot his report to th2 great expense of
dealing wit hsmallpoKlnanylarKC outbreak,
lie says that if any outbreak were to oc
cur while Congress is in session it might
be possible to secure special appropriations,
but that at any other period the District
would be in a serious predicament-
The Commissioners yesterday sent to tbe
IIou:c subcommittee on District appropria
tions a letter requesting that the epidemic
emergency fund he included In the appro
They say: "Should a single case de
velop here it would require the putting
into operation of the entire facilities for
treating smallpox, involving an expense
greater than we now have an appropria
tion to meet."
TnE ROAD TO WASHINGTON".
Montgomery Citizens Mny Tiny the
Rockvlllc, Md-, Jan. 25. The much dis
cussed proposition of laying anew rcadbed
over that of the Georgetown turnpike from
Rockville to Washington -was placed be
fore tbe county commissioners this morn
ing by a large and representative body of
fanners of the county
Mr. Edward C. Peter, in addressing the
commissioners, in part, aid: "The title to
this road is vested in the company, which
expresses a willingness to sell for $500.
This matter concerns most Eethesda and
Rockville, which pay at least one-fourth
of the county taxes- The citizens of the
neighborhood of Bethesda have necr had
a roadfrom the county, although they have
paid taxes for the last half century, but
have always been compelled to use the
Georgetown pike, upon which up until a
short time ago, they were compelled to
pay taxes other than the road tax imposed
by the county-"
He advised the issuing ot bonds or the
raising of taxes to secure immediately a
good road to Washington.
Hon. liattersley w. Talbott advised the
the commissioners, as one of tbe taxpayers
ot Montgomery county, to make the im
mediate purchase of the road-
The commissioners were address-ed also
by Messrs- Spencer C. Jones, Roger
Farquliar, Charles B. Peirce, and John W.
Wilson- Am'tngthepromtnentfarmers pres
ent were William Dorsey, George M- Fry,
Robert IiVdannc, James Kemp, William
Meredith, JohuE-West, J. Lawn Thompson,
Charles W- Fields, Judge Charles Griffith,
Charles B- Tierce, Hilleary Boglcy, William
Shaw, William H- Jtabbitt, Alexander Gar
rett, George C Dawson, Lee Offutt, Charles
Claggclt, and William Collier.
TALKS OF ASSASSINATION.
A Crank Visits the White House and
Leon Bleus, twenty-four years ot age,
who claims to be from Baltimore, was ar
rested by Policeman 3 J. Smith at the
While House yesterday while endeavor
ing to gain an audience with the Presi
dent. He was locked up at No. 1 sta
tion on the charge ot insanity. Bleus
Imagines that be was once the pope, and
says that be afterward became a Prot
estant, anil wanted to sec the Fre&ident
in order to get a letter recommending
him to the Lutheran bishops. Bleus
talked In a rambling manner about the
aBsassfnation of Lincoln. He will be sent
back to Baltimore today.
The Army Appropriation Bill.
Tho Army appropriation bill, was re
ported to the Senate yesterday. A net
reduction of $45,100 is made,, the hill
carrying a :otal of $123,142,89?-
Cash or Credit, tho price remains the
Your size. -
During our CLEARING
SAL,E we have buuehed to-
getlier a whole lot of
broken lines of Men's Suits
2, 3 or 4 of a kind 225
Suits in all Scotch Plaids,
Worsteds, - Cassimeres
plain, pin stripes or checks
single or double-breasted,
3-buttou frocks, etc. A
splendid lot of magnificent
1v mnrlf sraits.
" They are worth jj
. $10.00, :$t2.5o, P
rand $15 Your
Our remaining stock of Men'b,
Boys' and OhUUren's Suits, Over
coats, Reereri, and Pants at one
third off regular prices. Our en
tire line of Ladies' Capes, Jackets,
Suits, Skirtsi etc, at exactly one
NEW YORK CLOTHING HOUSE,
AFTER THE BROWN SYSTEM
The Capitol Railway Company Must
Show That It Is 'Safe.
It J Given Until Friday By the Com-ml-s-ilonerK
to TJo Su Favor
The Capital Hallway Company has
not yet proven to the entire satisfac
tion of the District Commissioners that
the Brown electric system is safe, prac
ticable and unobjectionable in every
way. They yesterday notified President
Randall to show cause before Friday
w hy the system should not be abandon
ed. It is believed that the road will he
able to show that the Commissioners'
complaint is gioundless. The reports of
the Inspectors detailed by the District
and of the special inspector who has
been making a three days' test were
almost enthusiastic, except on one or
two small matters, which Mr. M. W.
Brown, the inventor of the system, and
President Randall state positively can
be rectified. The police leport also
Mr. J. R. Whelpley, the special in
spector of the Brown system, detailed
two weeks ago by Capt. Brush, yes
terday made his leport to the enginers
office. He says:
"During the four days, January 14 to
January 17, inclusive, I have daily in
spected the road. The cars have been
running regularly and no accidents
have occurred which can be attributed
to the Brown system. On Friday and
Saturday, the 14th and 15th, I tested
the entire line for live boxes, using for
the purpose the volt meter belonging
to the District lamp system. On Fri
day no live boxes were found, but on
Saturday, duringr tlie rainstorm, four
or Ave were found which -would give
five or six volts. All of these were
promptly opened and in every case it
was found that the porcelain cup was
cracked or actually splintered near the
top. These broken cups were almost
full of water."
Mr. Brown, the inventor of the sys
tem, said to a Times reporter last night
that the twenty volts leakage noticed
as the cars parsed -could not be felt by
a man. He said that there was no
danger in such a leakage. Mr. Brown
added that in a. few days the metal
cups lined with porcelain would even
stop this leakagei Ho said that the
broken and cracked cups had all been
caused by putting salt on the rails.
The report of the police is also fa
vorable. It -was made by Policemen
L. It. Smoot and R. E. Leewho have
discovered nothing wrong with the sys
tem. United States Supreme Court.
Present: The Chief Justice, Mr. Jus
tice narlan, Mr. Justice Gray, Mr. Jus
tice Brewer, Mr. Justice Brown, Mr.
Justice Shiras, Mr. Justice White and
Mr. Justice Peckham.
P. A. Wildermuth, of Guthrie, Okla.;
J. Jay Buck, of Emporia, Kas.; George
H. Taylor, of New York city; Lucius
M. Cuthbert, of Denver, Col.; E. W.
Cunningham, of Emporia, Kas., and
John W. Beaumont, of Detroit, Mich.,
were admitted to practice.
No. 406. The Houston and Texas
Central Railway Company et al.,
plaintiffs in error, vs. the State of
Texas; argument concluded by Mr. R.
S. Lovett for the plaintiff in error.
No. 104. The Pittsburg, Cincinnati,
Chicago and St. Louis Railway Com
pany, appellant, vs. the board of pub
lic works of the State of West Vir
ginia; submitted by Mr. J. B. Somraer
vllle and Mr. J. Dunbar for the appel
lant and by Mr. T. S. Riely, Mr. Edgar
P. Rucker and Mr. Thayer Melvin for
No. 43. Josephine W. Wupperman,
appellant, vs. the steamship Carib
No. 79. The Franklin Sugar Refining
Company, appellant, vs. the steamship
No. S3. Climaco Calderon, appellant,
vs. the Atlas Steamship Company,
limited; reassigned for argument on
February 21, next after the cases al
ready set down for that day.
No. 94. Elizabeth Wetzel et al., ap
pellants, vs. the Minnesota Rallway
Transfer Company et al.; argued by
Mr, Ernest Howard Hunter and Mr.
John W. Hinsdale for the appellants
and by Mr. C." K. Davis for the ap
pellees. Adjourned until today at 12 o'clock,
when the day call will be. Nos. 33G (and.
337, 338 and 339) 268 and 425 (and 463
The progressive :adles of Westfield, Ind.,
Issued a "Woman's Edition" or the West
field News, bearing dato of April 3, 189G.
The paper Is filled with matte rot Interest to
women, and we notice the following from a
correspondent, which the editors printed,
realizing that it treats upon a matter of
vital importance to their sex: "Tho best
remedy for croup, colds and bronchitis that
I have been able to find is Chamberlaln'o
Cough Remedy. For family use it has
no equal. I gladly recommend it." 25 and
50-cent bottles, for sale by Henry Evans,
Wholesale and Jtetall Druggist, 938 F
Bt.; Conn. ave. and, a at. nw., and 1428
Md. ave. ne.
People who say they cannot driuk beer
drink Heurich's:) because it's pure and
makes friendB with the palate and tom
ach. 'Phone Arlington Bottling Co. for a
case of Maerzeni Senate or Lager.
12.50 Business Pants, well made gf Jf"9
TJENNMLLtp1W Seventh Street nw.
A REBUKE TO 1. GAGE
The . Removal of Mint Director
Preston So Considered.
IT MAY LEAD TO A RUPTURE
The Presidents Peremptory Order
LlkeJy to Cause the Secretary to
Think of lleaignliig Again Was
the HeniQval !Madi to Placate tue
The resignation of Mr. Preston as di
rector of the mint was only a fiction of
political usage. Mr.- Preston avos no
tified that the President desired to fill
his place with a Republican. Mr. Pres
ton, therefore, resigned.
The cause of the removal of Mr. Pres
ton is not hard to find, although he
himself is at a loss to account for it.
Mr. Dodge, his successor, is a thorough
It is well known that the President
has stated that he is in favor of bi
metallism. Mr. Preston Is not a bi
metallism He said yesterday that he
was not a Democrat, nor was he a Re
publican, but "an independent." Mr.
Preston has trained with the former
President and the former Secretary of
the Treasury, and he has been believed
by some people to be what Is known as
a "gold Democrat." This term, as ap
plied to himself, Mr. Preston repudiat
ed yesterday. "I am against silver,"
he said, "so" much so that 1 am a bigot
on the question, but I do not think
that my views on silver have had any
thing to do with my removal."
Mr. Preston is a Tennesseean, who
has been In the service of the Treasury
for forty-one years. In 1874 he was
made an examiner in the mint bureau.
In 1893 he was appointed director of
the mint by the late President, and
held that place until asked to resign
by President McKinley. It is believed
that Mr. Preston's rabid or "bigoted
views against silver as standard money
commended him to the previous Ad
ministration. He undertook, during the
last Administration and during the ex
istence of the law authorizing the pur
chase of silver bullion, to decline to
buy it on 'the plea that the offerers
wanted to fix the price. He was sus
tained in this by Secretary' Carlisle.
In the last campaign Mr. Preston fur
nished a great deal of what was term
ed "sound money literature."
The removal of Mr. Preston is re
garded In some respects as an affront
to the Secretary of the Treasury. The
latter Avas not, it is stated and the
statement appears to be borne out by
the peremptory' request from the Pres
ident that Mr. Preston resign advised
of the intention of the President, and
it is known that Mr. Gage held Mr.
Preston in high repute. Thetalk about
the matter is that Mr. Preston Avas too
radical in his opposition to silver, and
that it is not the cue of the Republic
an Administration to cherish such Sen
timents. The President, as above
noted, does not think that sound
money excludes silver, and in this re
spect his remoA'al of Mr. Preston is
considered as a rebuke to both the di
rector and to the Secretary of the
Treasury, and .equivalent to telling
them that they hold heretical financial
views, considering the new light from
the West It is possible that the Pres
ton Incident may lead to an open rup
ture between the Secretary of the
Treasury and the President.
The feeling against Secretary Gage
among the "Western Republican Sen
ators, who are bitterly opposed to his
financial policy has been intensified
since the President named a
successor to Mr. Preston, and
as that was virtually a removal it
is freely predicted at the Capitol that
not many Aveeks Avill elapse before there
Is a new Secretary.
The story is revived, also, that not
long ago Mr. Gage practically offered
his resignation to the President, but it
was not Avritten out and the matter Avas
then dropped. Had Mr. Gage retired it
is the opinion of most of the "Western
Republicans that the Teller resolution
would not haA-e been pressed, nor would
Mr. Wolcott haA-e been compelled to
attack so vigorously the Sec
retary and others connected with the
Administration for their alleged efforts
to have the world belie'e that the Re
publican leaders Avere not sincere when
they adopted the money plank of the St.
Whether true or not. a report is In
circulation that the relations betAA-een
Secretary Gage and the Republican
Senators opposed to the single gold
standard haA-e become so strained that
Mr. Gage has tendered his resignation
and will soon cease to be a member of
The Senators who demand that he
shall retire are understood to be daily
complaining to the President that they
cannot be expected to uphold the Ad
ministration if the financial policy is to
be one antagonistic to the wishes of
The question is becoming a very ser
ious one ia legislative circles, and the
prediction is freely made that Presi
dent McKinley Avill soon find a way in
which to declare in no uncertain tones
just where he stands on the money
The "kickers" among the Western
Republican Senators are anxious to
knoAV If he stands by Mr. Gage or is still
for the St. Louis platform.
Company B's NeAV Cnptntn.
The election of a captain, Avbich was
ordered by Gen. George H. Harries, for
Company B, Second Battalion, D. C. N. G.,
better knoAVii to tlie public as the .Morton
Cadets, Avas held last night in the rooms
of tlie company at the National Guard
Armory. Major Burton It. Ross presided.
Mr. E. A. Sliilliug, the former captain of
the company, Avas re-elected by a hand
some majority: Capt. Shilling is the popu
lar company commander avIio led the .Mor
ton Cadets to fame and glory at the inter
state drills at Memphis, Savannah and
San Antonio- After announcing the re
sult of tlie ballot to the company, Ma lor
Ko3s made a A-ery neat little speech to
the boys, in which hc'Avishcd them as
much success In the future under Capt.
Shilling as they had had in the past, and
that they Av.-uld continue to hold the same
high place in the Guard both as to drill
ing and discipline.
May Suffer Longer for Cuba.
Baltimore, Jan. 25. Dr. J. J. Lute,
who Is serving a term in the city jail
for alleged work in tlie interests of Cuba,
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fine of ?50O Is paid by himself or his
An effort was made recnjly by Gen.
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$500 by subscription, but the plan fell
through. The project ot securing the
money was then taken up by the Cuban
medical relief corps, but nothing has been
accomplished up to date, and Dr. Luis
may therefore serve another month in
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