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Iu tbc completeness of Washingtons preparations for tlio Grand
Army of the Republic encampment rhich opens next Monday there is the
most practical and convincing guarantee of satisfaction on the part of the
citys guests The truth is made plain that the local community is re
solved to spare no pains in providing for the comfort and pleasure of the
visiting veterans and in making sure that the city shall present to their
eyes its most attractive aspect The enthusiastic spirit manifested by
Washington business houses supplemented by a corresponding -warmth of
hospitality revealed in individualeffort testifies to the sincerest apprecia
tion of the responsibilities of the occasion and a glad willingness to dis
charge those responsibilities to the utmost The Grand Army of the Re
public will be welcome in Washington and will be entertained in a man
ner worthy of the Republics Capital City
Although the estimates of the Postmaster General show that the appro
priations required for the cost of the postal service for the coming year are
3614700 in excess of last year there is little likelihood of popular dissat
isfaction with this showing The people on the whole are well content
with the work of this department and they fully realize that the growing
demands upon the postal service cannot be adequately met without an in
creased cost In view of the work to be accomplished this year the Post
master Generals estimate seems moderate
President Macfarland of the District Board of Commissioners has
acted wisely in making a prompt response to the invitation of the mayor
and common council of Detroit to send delegates to a convention called in
that city to discuss means of terminating the coal strike The subject is
one of vital interest at the present moment and whatever may be the out
come of the Detroit movement the Board of Commissioners of the District
of Columbia cannot afford to have Washington unrepresented
There will be very little surprise manifested because of the
of the queer story which had it that President Roosevelt was about
to receive from the British Government a commission as colonel in a Brit
ish line regiment The absurdity of the tale was its death warrant from the
The death of Rear Admiral James E Jouett depletes by one the short
ening list of American naval officers who won distinction in the long and
trying blockade service o the war of the rebellion His gallantry and
daring gave him a conspicuous role in Farragufs operations in Mobile
Bay and his subsequent career was one of credit and distinction He
preserved and illustrated all the best traditions of the old navy traditions
which gained an added charm from the unfailing spirit and vivacity of an
ever amiable and delightful character
The Democratic State committee in Michigan has swapped brothers
to keep the Democratic State ticket intact L T Durand of Saginaw suc
ceeding George H Durand of Flint Both are Gold Democrats so there
was no necessity for revising the evasive platform framed at Detroit on
which Durand of Flint- was nominated The Bryan element on the State
committee made a fight to reverse the conventions decision to cut away
from Bryanismj but the silver forces were again defeated The new Dem
ocratic candidate like the old one stands on a take to the woods plat
form whose only reference to national issues consists of a declaration in
favor of the election of United States Senators by the people
The worst of the typhoid fever outbreak seems happily to have been
passed According to the official statistics just issued the number of cases
under treatment in August was 296 At the close of the third week in
September the number had risen to 3S5 On Saturday last for the first
time in the history of this outbreak the number of cases still being treated
showed a decrease a slight one it is true but still a decrease The num
ber was 365 The city congratulate itself upon escaping a worse visi
tation nevertheless no one baring the interests of the community at heart
can fail to remember with a sense of indignation the attitude of indif
ference which the General Government maintained for so many years to
ward the question of furnishing an adequate and wholesome supply of
water to the city The Lydecker scandal too will not easily be forgotten
by the taxpayers of Washington nor can the slow progress of work on a
filtration plant now being installed though its absence may not have been
the cause of the outbreak of typhoid fever be regarded with anything
but amazement and regret
In selecting Russell A Alger to fill the seat in the United States Senate
made vacant by the death of James McMillan Governor Bliss of Michigan
has responded quickly and properly to the wish expressed by a Republican
State convention lie has made an appointment plainly indorsed bv party
sentiment and the ad interimcrcdentials given General Alger now will
doubtless bo supplemented in January next by an election at the hands of
the Lc irislature for the remaining four years of Senator McMillans term
So far as Michigan and Michigan politics are concerned the problem of re
placing one Senator by another has been promptly and satisfactorily
It was impossible of course that any succession determined upon by
the Michigan Republicans should solve with equal satisfaction and com
pleteness the problem of more immediate and vital interest to the District
of Columbia of finding a friend and advocate in Congress capable of
those generous and arduous labors which Mr McMillan lavished on the de
velopment and beaulification of Washington Yet it is altogether gratify
ing to local feeling to know that in the inheritor of Mr McMillans title the
Federal District can welcome to the upper branch of Congress a public man
of breadth and liberality of judgment of experience in the needs and
wants of Washington life and of undoubted sympathy with that spirit of
enbghiened taste and pride in which his predecessor strove to create a Capi
tal forthy of the rank we hold among the worlds great nations
It is not easy yet to measure the loss which District interests suffered
in Senator McMillans death He was undoubtedly the moving force be
hind the effort in Congress to renew and refashion the Capitals rowth
an effort which has already borne both practical and substantial fruit
How much the energy and the enthusiasm of the senior Michigan Senator
will be missed in the struggle to continue and enlarge the work of restora
tion and beautification can be only guessed when the clash conies with the
narrow minded economists of Mr Cannons school who see no possible
merit or utility in the working out of Washingtons and LEnfants plan
for a great Federal city and would rate the McMillan Burnham project on
a par with any other too ambitious scheme of local or municipal improve
ment In such a crisis as this the Michigan Senators firmness and pa
toace will be looked back to with unalloyed regret
The place he has left will be difficult to fill Yet the genuinely nation
al sentiment which he invoked and represented can be counted on to
strengthen the hands of those who take up and carry on his work Iiihjs
mortallzo the patriots name
successor in the Senate the District confidently expects to find a helpful
and generous friend with ideas large enough to urge and encourage every
measure which makes for genuine local progress and linn enough to with
stand the provincialism of the plea that the burdens of building and admin
istering a great national capital should be rolled as far as possible on the
shoulders of its resident non voting yet taxpaying population
President Roosevelts decision to do what he can to settle the coal
strike will be sincerely applauded by a public which feels itself unjustly
victimized by the embargo put by both miners and operators on anthracite
coal production A continuance of the condition which has existed since
early summer in the Pennsylvania anthracite region is justified neither by
necessity nor by reason Public sentiment has wearied of the selfish obsti
nacy of the forces which are seeking to prolong n conflict which has result
ed only in suffering in violence in losses in public inconvenience and pub
lic disgust The spirit in which the contest between the operators and the
miners has been earned on has been too plainly one of indifference to
larger public interests of inflexible insistence on certain set contentions at
any cost to public comfort public safety or public rights It is only just
and proper that every influence which the Administration can bring to end
a situation which has become unreasonable and intolerable should be
brought to bear on the two forces so obstinately arrayed against each other
It may be freely conceded that moral suasion is the only means of coer
cion which the President can employ But he -will be enthusiastically sup
ported by the country in making the most vigorous use of both exhortation
and argument in entreating the operators and miners to end a destructive
and injurious war the cost and pains of which have fallen most inequitably
on a wholly unoffending and neutral public The continuance of the coal
strike under present conditions is for both contestants a crime against
economy and public morals It is to be hoped that the President will be
able to enforce this obvious conclusion on the representatives of both the
mining and the operating interests when he meets them tomorrow
The movement to erect in this city a suitable monument to the mem
ory of Alexander R Shepherd appears to have met with an encouraging
response from the people of the District This is eminently right and
proper for it is the people of the District who are most directly benefited
by Mr Shepherds work
The results announced at the meeting of citizens held a few days ago
indicate that there will be little difficulty in raising enough money to make
the proposed monument worthy of its purpose in design and execution
In commenting upon the work accomplished by Shepherd and the re
sults which have sprung from it the error has been made in certain quar
ters of intimating that his methods were reprehensible and that he did not
leave office with clean hands That Governor Shepherds methods were
drastic nobody will deny they had to be in the very nature of things He
had to tear up not only cobblestones but rooted prejudices He cared as
little for the one as for the other and the result of course was abuse and
calumny His enemies pursued him to the bitter end They maligned him
in and out of season If ever a mans character was besmirched it was his
Congress at last ordered an investigation of Shepherds regime The doors
were thrown open to testimony of every kind Everything done by him or
by his order was scrupulously gone over and when the end came it was
found that not one dishonest dollar had clung to Alexander R Shepherds
hands He came into office a man in fairly comfortable circumstances he
left office without a dollar He had taken nothing he had sacrificed every
At a time of life when men usually look f orward to xest and ease Shep
herd had to take up anew the battle of life He did it uncomplainingly
and by dint of an indomitable will and unflagging perseverance he encom
passed success He was looking forward to the time when he might re
turn to the city of his birth and of his love and there end his days Fate
willed it otherwise His memory should not be clouded with aspersions or
insinuations as cruel as they are groundless
It is becoming happily evident that the Presidents shin bono is rapidly
attaining the sound condition of his even more famous backbone
The vociferous Mr Dcverys experience at Saratoga again proves that a
man with a stiff Hill to conquer should husband his wind
Will the Postmaster Generals appeal for an increased appropriation con
firm the popular belief in the chronically hard up condition of men of letters
Despite the fact that a number of warships will participate in the ceremo
nies of the G A R encampment the grizzled veterans of Uncle Sams land
forces will doubtless be as plucklly averse as over to the unsoldierly perform
ance known as taking water
American husbands will heartily agree with the Ledger Monthly that
Americans need a less strenuous life especially for the women Say for In
stance fewer new women clubs and a more frequent restful indulgence in the
quiet delights of home
Coal operators and miners alike may listen with advantage to the -voice
of an American President who urges a settlement of their differences for the
good of the whole country
Caution in editorial utterances is finely practiced by The Tacoma Led
ger when it supplements a statement of the fondness of Americans for bathing
with the guarded remark that the general opinion Is that it is good for them
Hot work should begin on the firing line of the army maneuvers at Fort Ri
ley Kan now that the suggestively named Russian military attache Colonel
Raspopopoff has reached the front
Although Brooklines great golf tournament for the womans championship
is supposed to be the very essence of good form the news reports tell us that
forty odd female golfers started In the first days play
Between the coal miners who wont mine and tho coal operators who wont
operate the suffering public can well bo pardoned for crying A plague on
both your houses
Now that the salt trust is In the hands of receivers there should be no
lack of saline material to place on the tnlls of the other octopuses whoso
capture and subjugation Is desired
Perhaps Agulnaldots first cousin has come to this country to learn If his
famous kinsman would be safe from bolomen In the event of his own invasion
of the enemys territory
The Hon Joe Manley seems to have joined the ranks of tho
Probably a Congenial Occupation
Louisville Courier Journal George Fred Williams may yet find somo field
for his activities Perhaps ho may discover the whereabouts of the remnants
of tho boy who stood on the burning deck
Always Be Polite
Chicago Chronicle Note for the chauffeurs When you kill somebody bo
sure to apologize
Crowning Point Omitted
Boston Herald Tho thing about the
queer statue to Kossuth which was un-
Mi - st i i a t t l ti i
vuiiiru at irievuiuuu yvbiviuny la umi il ib wjujoui tno nat mat served to
A Serious Climax
Louisville Courier Journal If the President does not think that the trouble
with his leg Is a serious matter let him wait till the physicians mako out
their bill
Beauty and Propriety
Boston Globe Isnt Chicago getting good Tho business womans club there
has removed from the walls of Its quarters an oil painting representing the
Apollo Belvidcre the Ideal of manly beauty because it wnsui just appropri
wJtffrBKa gfofea w i
King Edward Is just now being as
sailed by the press of tho Church of
England like his mother before him for
attending divlno service at Crathic Kirk
near Balmoral the ecclesiastical papers
declaring that as tho head of the Churoh
of Englnnd and as bound by his oath
as sovereign to adhere to its tenets
he has no right to take part in Pres
byterian services or to receive the
sacraments according to tho rite of the
Church of Scotland
In reply to the argument that Edward
VII is not only King of England but
likewise monarch of Scotland and that
when in his northern kingdom it is
only fitting that ho should as the ruler
of Scotland takJ part in the national
form of worship it Is pointed out that
he is likewise Emperor of India and
that If that rule were adhered to ho
would if ho visits India be compelled
while there to conform to the creed of
Mohammed of Buddha of the fire-worshipers
The Church of England papers have
additional cause for complaint at tho
present moment owing to the fact that
for tho first time in the history of Great
Britain the prime minister Is a mem
ber not of the Church of England but
of the Presbyterian denomination This
Is regarded as particularly serious in
view of the fact that it falls to the
lot of the premier to select and submit
to the sovereign for appointment the
candidates for bishoprics and arch
Lord Salisbury who Is extremely high
church availed himself of his long
premiership to almost fill the bench of
spiritual lords in the upper house of
parliament with ritualists Since Ar
thur Balfour succeeded his uncle at tho
head of the cabinet no archiepiscopal
or episcopal see has become vacant so
no Indication has been given so far as
to the course which he will adopt In
making nobiinations to these high dig
nities of the Church of England But
just after having had the grand corona
tion ceremonies In Westminster Abbey
a purely Anglican function in an An
glican basilica directed and managed
by a Roman Catholic earl marshal In
the person of the Duke of Norfolk it
Is no wonder that the members of the
Church of England should feel soro
about having the latters bishops and
primates selected by a Presbyterian
prime minister
I do not think that King Edward
minds much the abuse to which he is
subjected in England in the matter of
his attendance at Craithie Kirk In
fact he piobably rather relishes it for
It has served to stifle the outcry raised
in the Presbyterian press In Scotland by
his conversion of the so called service
room or private chapel at Balmoral
Into a billiard room
It Is very doubtful whether Sir Charles
Hartopp of hunting celebrity will se
cure the dissolution of his marriage af
ter all for Lady Hartopp one of tho
prettiest and most fascinating of the
daughters of Mrs Charles Wilson and
sister of the Countess of Chesterfield
has jointly with tho co respondent la
her divorce case Lord Cowley appealed
against the decree granted In favor of
her husband and the appeal has been
The appeal from a decree of tho di
vorce court is rather unusual True the
Kings proctoi sometimes Intervenes
when he has evidence that there is col
lusion between the petitioner aul the
respondent and if he makes good hie
assertion the decree Is not made abso
lute at the end of the statutory term
of six months but is quashed by the
same judge Who originally granted the
decree nisi
But In tliis particular Instance it is
the Justices of the court of appeal who
have annulled the decision of the presi
dent of the court of divorce on tho
ground that the evidence was altogether
Inadequate and likewise because they
admitted tho contention that the pre
siding judge had been unduly biased
against Lord Cowley owing to the num
ber of times that the latter had ap
peared before him cither as a co
icspondcnt or as a respondent
It seems that the evidence against
Lord Cowley and Lady Hartopp dealt ex
clusively in generalities without any
specific charges or dates being given so
that they were accorded no opportunity
of proving alibis
Lady Hartopp will probably now sm
her husband for a judicial separation
on the ground ot desertion and owing to
his having been unable to make good
his charges against her in the eyes of
tho court of appeal he win In all like
llhood be compelled to grant her a large
sum by way of alimony
Emperor Nicholas of Russia has be
come so much alarmed by tho rapidity
with which tho estates are passing out
of the possession of the Muscovite no
bility thnl he has given orders for the
organization of a special division In the
department of the Interior which Is to
occupy Itself exclusively with the wel
fare of tho aristocracy and with the
endeavor of retaining the latter In the
ownership of Its lands In certain prov
inces no less than 50 per cent o the ter
ritorial possessions of tho aristocracy
has passed by means of foreclosed
mortgages and sales through the credit
banks Into the hands of the peasantry
of course in small parcels and both
the Czar and his government are afraid
that if matters go on at the present
rate It will not be long before all the
land in European Russln Is owned In
freehold by the moujlk while the nobil
ity without estates or means of exist
ence will be converted from n bulwark
to tho throne Into tho gravest kind of a
peril thereto
The discussion thereon has led to the
official announcement that the heredi
tary nobility of Russia much ot It un
titled numbers 14000 families nil told
5000 ot these families having estates of
less than 100 acres In extent and heav
ily mortgaged at thnt
In this connection It Is interesting to
turn to ono ot the most authoritative of
French bclcntlfla reviews which accord
ing to carefully compiled stntlstlc3
shows that there are at the present mo
ment no lebs than 12000 members ot the
hereditary aristocracy of Russia dolns
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time In Muscovite prisons That Is to
say that nearly every one of the houses
of tho Russian titled and untitled no
bility is represented by one of Us
scions among tho criminally convicted
classes This extraordinarily large num
ber of Russian nobles serving out terms
cf penal servitude Is ascribed by the
writer of the article to tho fact that
the Muscovite aristocracy having been
to a great extent deprived ot Its terri
torial possessions Is now entirely
without means and compelled to resort
to crime In order to avert starvation
In roply to a letter which reaches
me from Chicago I would say that
there Is but little foundation for the
legend which ascribes a German origin
and meaning to the motto of Ich Dlen
borne by the Prince of Wales since the
days of Edward the Black Prince the
latter being said to hae assumed the
motto and the emblem of three feathers
as part of tho spoils of the battle of
Crecy they having belonged to the blind
King of Bohemia who was found dead
in the French ranks
The words Ich Dlen as a motto for
the Princes of Wales antedate by a
number of years the battle of Crecy
They are a corruption of the Welsh
words Yck DInn which King Edward
I used in showing immediately after the
conquest of Wales his new born son
to his Welsh lieges at tho Castle of
Carnarvon informing them that the
child would bear the title of Prince of
Wales The Welsh Yck Dlnn means
that is the boy
I am sorry to thus destroy an old
illusion which was so thoroughly in
keeping with Frederick the Greats as
sertion that the monarch was tho firrt
dlnier servant of his subjects
Lord Kelvin is receiving royalties on
no fewer than fourteen of his patent
appliances which have been fitted on
board the latest Japanese warships
Blair Irwin one of tho few survivors
of the Charge of the Light Brigade
made memorable by Tennyson now
lives on a small farm near Sharon
Prof von Wlnkoll who has been
elected rector of the Munich Universi
ty is an honorable member of many
American medical societies
The Shah of Persia owns the biggest
diamond the Sultan of Turkey the big
gest ruby and the Pope will shortly
possess the biggest topaz in the world
Senator Joseph R Hawley who has
been staying at his summer residence
In Woodmont Conn since June will
start for Washington with his family
today Senator Ha wieys health is said
to have been somewhat Improved during
his stay In Woodmont
Mrs Grover Cleveland accompanied
by her four children has arrived Jn
Princeton from the former President3
summer home at Buzzards Bay Mr
Cleveland will return to Princeton on
1r Andrew Carnegie will be installed
as rector of St Andrews University on
October 22
Mr Andrew D White United States
Ambassador to Germany has requested
the State Department to grant him leave
to go to England for three weeks in
order to represent Yalo University at
the three hundredth anniversary of the
Bodleian library at Oxford After vis
iting Oxford Mr White will go to St
Andrews where he will receive tha
honorary degree of doctor of laws on
October 22
Dr W T Harris United States Com
missioner of Education firmly believes
In early to ted and early to rise
For years it has been his custom to re
tire about the time chickens sqek their
roost and he is alway3 up by 3 oclock
Most of his best wjirk is done between
that hour and the time when his clerks
arrive at the bureau
A man doesnt have to have an auto
mobile In order to run down his neigh
bors Philadelphia Record
It makes somo men feel painfully hon
est when their neighbors acqulro for
tunes by dishonest methods Chicago
Tcmmle How was the table where
you boarded this summer
Bobbie All right for ping pong but
pretty poor for grub Ycnkers States
Friend You have npw tellers here I
Banker Yes We are short of cur
rency nnd as banks are not expected
to cash checks without proper
cation we put in some new tellers who
do not know anybody New York
Mrs Bizzy I am so sorry to hear that
your wife has been throwing the crock
ery at you again Casey Where did she
hit you
Casey Faith maam Thats what Oi
do be after complalnln nv Twos a
whole set av dishes broke to pieces an
she nlver hit me wanst Brooklyn Life
Naggsby I understand Grubber Is ac
cused of rank plagiarism In the writings
lie has been passing off as original
Waggsby Yet one would hardly call
him a thief He Is only a cllptomanlac
Los Angeles Herald
She Have jou evrr been arrested for
scorching in your motor car
He No darling I
She Then we must part I have
mado a vow that I can never be tho wife
of one who Is not a hero Stray Stories
Professor A Do you think ho has
really mastered the subject
Professor B Oh my yes He has
gone so far in It that all the conclusions
ho has reached arc practically useless
Judge v
Wisconsin soon will be the storm cen
ter of one of tho most violent Republi
can factional contests between tha
Spooner and La Follctte forces Gov
ernor La Follotte in a speech at Mil
waukee Tuesday night laid out tha
lines of battle for his cohorts and Sena
tor Spooner next week will let his hosts
know at what point he Intends to assault
tho enemys Intrenchments Not even
In Iowa are tho prospects as favorable
for a fight that will arouse the interest
of the whole country The leader ot
each faction in tho Badger State is
fighting for his life Senator Spooner
has refused as his admirers la Wash
ington and all over the nation knew ho
would to subscribe to the heretical doc
trines prescribed by the La Folletto
forces in tho Slate convention nearly
two monthj ago That platform advo
cates a system of local taxation that
would revolutionize the State govern
ment and which Is too strongly tinc
tured with what the followers of Senator
Spooner conceive to be Populism to
make it acceptable to him
The Senator has made what Is regard
ed as a shrewd flank movement by
pitching his campaign upon strictly na
tional issues In order that his position
in this regard may not bo
stood he Is to tour the State under thai
auspices of the Republican National
Congress committee making two
speeches In each Congress district Ha
has not yet Indicated tho principal
themes that he will discuss or the poll-
cles ho will advocate However in view
of the fact that Governor La Folletta
has raised his voice raucously for whole
sale and radical tariff revision virtually
ignoring his local tax reform plank It
is presumed that he has received a hint
that the Senator purposes to come out1
strong for tariff revision along the lines
defined by President Roosevelt at Lo i
gansport Ind a week ago and ofj
course in taking this course hopes ton
break the force of the Senators move
The man nominated at Saratoga yes
terday as the Democratic candidate for
lieutenant governor of New York sprang
suddenly Into fame but full panoplied
as a statesman in the Presidential cam
paign two years ago When the train
which bore the Hon William Jennings
Bryan leisurely through the swamps
and mosquito swarms of New Jer
sey reached New York Burger long
angular and eager stood upon th
border of the Empire State to wel
come the distinguished traveler Hur
rah for tho next President of tha
United States yelled Bulger as fight
ing hlo way through tho crowd that
surged madly around the train ha
clambered on the rear platform where
stood The Peerless bowing gratefully
his acknowledgments
Mr Bryan Bulger shouted excit
edly X welcome you to the Empire
State of the Union in the name of tha
reunited Democracy
Then turning to the scrambling push
ing Equlrmlng crowd below Bulger al
nri 3pllt his throat wide open by
Three times three cheers for the
next President of the United States
The crowd did as It was ordered and
a mighty shout rent the air Then Bul
ger tried to make a speech Here it
was that he fell down Bryan
Bryan demanded the mob But Bul
ger was firm Shut up old long legs
impatiently and impiously screeched
the crowd Who afe you anyway
came an inquiry impertinent and
If you will keep quiet
Ill tell you who I am replied the un
daunted Bulger Then he proudly
stretched himself to his full height
which must be more than six feet and
proceeded to enlighten the Impatient
assemblage on the subject of his iden
tity I am Judge Bulger of Oswego
ho said and I am here as the repre
sentative of the unterrified Democracy
of Oswego to welcome to the heart ot
the Democracy of New York the next
President of the United States
Gwan wid yer growled a Tam
many brave Thais my job Nobody
never heard of youi and your unterri
fied Democracy of Oswego
But Bulger unabashed and unafraid
concluded his speech Not only that
but ho stuck to the Bryan train all
through New York In fact Bulger
could rot be lost Wherever and when
ever Bryan appeared upon the rear
platform there also was Bufgar and ha
spoke whenever there was a lapse la
the oratory of the tour
The presence in Washington of th9
Hon William Murray Crane the thrice
elected governor of Massachusetts as an
adviser ot tho President on the very
delicate question of the settlement ot
the coal strike naturally has revived
the rumor of Mr Roosevelts fixed pur
pose to call Governor Crane officially
to his aid within the next t vr months
The spectacle Is so unusual of an out
sider sitting with the Cabinet whllo
that body is gravely deliberating on an
important public question thai affects
not ony the whole nation but particu
larly a policy of the Administration
that may be vital as almost virtually to
dispel all doubt as to the political fu
ture of Governor Crane Tie Presi
dent offered him the Treasury portfolio
nearly a year ago and but for the cir
cumstance that Goernor Crnne owns
the mills at Dalton which manufacture
the paper upon which the Governments
money Is printed it is not doubted that
he would have then entered the Cabinet
There is a statute which has been in
terpreted by Congress as shutting out
from the Secretaryship of the Trjasury a
citizen Interested directly In the ex
port and import business This Inter
pretation although seriously qunstioned
by some able jurists was rigorously ap
plied by the Senate against A T- Stew
art when General Grant Invited that
great merchant to administer tho Tseas
ury Governor Crano will be out of of
fice at the beginning of the new year as
his successor will be elected next month
but In order to enable him to enuor tha
Cabinet two conditions will have to uo
brought about First Governor Crana
will have to qualify himself by trans
ferring his ownership and management
of the Dalton paper mills to other hands
Then there will have to be a vacancy
In the Cabinet Two or three Cabi
net changes are contemplated though
Secretary Shaw Is not Included In thi3
list Hence if the Massachusetts man
rcyjes to Washington as an official ad
viser of his friend the President tho
probabilities do not at this tlmo favor
his assumption of tho reins at the Treas
ury unless of course th Hon Lo3lo
M Shaw should either step out
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