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, . - - - - - - - - - . , - - - - - - - - - - - - ' - - . - . - - - ; ; I - - - - - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ TIT1D OAIIA DAILY DEE : SUNDAY , DECEJER 23 , 1R04. :1 : . . - - - - - - - - - J CHANGES IN TiE SENATE . I Why a Number of Statesmen Will Not Enjoy the loldaya , THEIR POLITiCAL PROSPECTS POOR Bore of ThoRO Who Wi Not Jecelvo ChrhtmRR J'reRrntR In the &hlIIO -mi' of In J semlon of lime In OOoe , 1. WASHNGTON IIUR1AU OF TiE mm. 107 F Street , N. W. , WASINUTON ! , Dec. 22. The Itatcslcn liMe flown from the field of national legislatIon to their homeR In various parts of the country to celebrate . I the Chrlstmnl holidays with their children , wives , kinfolks and nelghb rs. Al of them may cat , drink anti be merry Chrlstmns tiny , but some of them wil not feel certain ! that thelr's II l to be n happy New Year for I lomo time after the commencement of the last hal decade of the cOQtury. Senator Berry of Arkansal can bo happy , not only thrc'lghout this holiday season , but : - . , for some time afterward , for he hal made 4 hIs calling and re-olecton sure by the recent - t cent acton of the legislature of his state whereby ho was chosen for another sena- tonal term for six yenrs. Senator Mathew C. Butcr of South Caro- lna will not sponll a hilariously happy time while others arc junking merry , for after eighteen years' sorvlee In the senate he has been retired to private Ifo by a political avalanche , which hlleates that In the Pal- mete state , "olu things have passell away ; behold all things have become new. " Sen- . \ ntor luter Is one of the handsomest , most courtly , most scholarly - gentlemen In the len ate , anI his retrement will be regarded , ns a Ilblc misfortune by nil who have hall , the pleasure of his personal aCllualntance. ' , Senator Johnson N. Camden of 'Vest Vlr- ' glnla can nford to have a merry Christmas nnll a happy New Year , ntt1ouh1 ( his po- ltcal skies arc dark with defeat , which Is unexpectedly accomplished anll certain to be lasthlg , Senator Camden Is 66 years of age , has hall honors galore all throughout his life antI has accumulated millions of dollars' worth of property. Ito can well afford to retire - tire to private life : but I Is not pleasant for him to feel that such a bitter polUcal enemy DS Steve Ekins Is to succeell him CAItEY'S COMING IIHT , Senator Joseph M. Carey of Wyoming Is going home to aUelHI ( a guessing match Nobody can tel what the Wyoming legislature - ture will do. There Is a republican majority and of course a republican senator will be elected to succeed Senator Carey , whose . term will plre In March , but whether I wi bo Senator Carey or not cnnnot now be predlctetl. People Washington who know t hI snllndll rhnrnrlrr ) , end strol ! friendshils made iy him , and the - sterhlngworthof - " Senator - ntor Carey , expect him to be re-elected. But our sovereign states have tile faculty of makIng many mlslalles. Many a good man experienced In statesmanship , powerful In legislative work , able and diligent In looking after stale Interests , has been set aside to make room for some man who must learn all things , and whose full term Is to be expended In studying those things which the rejected statesmen lave commItted to : memory SnatorVIIlani E. Chandler of New hampsHire Is also to attend a guessing match at Concord. He believes that he wi be reelected - elected , and his republican friends hope that . ho may boo But , there Is Ex-Sfator Henry .w malr , a man of strong Individuality and ' warm friendships , who Is after the senatorIal . ( toga , and manifestly determined to get I or tear the traces. May the best man win. Senator Shelby M. Culom : of Illinois wants another term In the senate , and his friends believe that he wi get It But Editor Mcdi of the Chicago Tribune , wlo calls him "Nimble Shelby , " has been trying for some time to lift hlms:1 by the boot traps Into , the seat so- long occupIed with honor and ability b the author of th ? Interstate com- meree law. Whatever the prospects may be , Senator Culom will not reel like shouting j "Hnppy New Year' until after the Illinois A. . , legislature express Its opinion. The reelection - election of the experienced statesman would be no mistake. He Is regarded by his fellow senators as a great man and a good man ; n man of whom any state might be proud : a man of whom no state need feel ashame(1 ( His private . life Is beautiful. His public le Is honorable. DOLPH IS NOT UNEASY. ' Senator Delphi of Oregon , one of the hand- somest mla In the senate , has been a mem- br of that august body ever since 1883 , and Is a statesman of vision extending be- yond state lines. Ho Is a man at extraordl- miry 'ability . an omnivorous reader , a steady ' worker , and a ready debater. He has little reason to fear the eecton : of any other than hlmscl for the next term of six years. lie wi therefore take his turkey , dressing and cranberry sauce without any misgivings or misapprehensions. Senator William P , Frya of Maine , a man of nervous sanguine temperament , whose strong face shows the sturdy characteristics at his Swiss allcCstl7 , wi probably be elected without dlmculy for the term which commences March a. : i next Hc.ls oJe of the strongest men In the senate ; the strongest _ t man tile legIslature of the great state of - ' : i Maine could find to succcl , her most emi- .f nnt citizen , James G. Blame , when the q inagnetlo leader left the senate to become secretary of state at the beglnlng of the Garfield administration. Senator I rye has bee a forceful leader In the 110use , of repre- sentatlves. Ho has * always Ijeen acknowledged - edged as a strong Ilarly leader In the senate Senator Isham G. Harris of Tennessee was guessing for soma time after the November ' elections : but as soon as I was ascertained that the Tennessee legislature had a democratic majority there wns no doubt entertained that Senator Harris would re-electell. ( Ho does not give hIs age or date at birth In the congressional directory , \ but from the fact that he commenced the practice of law In 181 , I Is assumed that ho Ilractce ' must have been born not later than 1820 , which woull lake hIm now several YEars more than the biblical three score years and ' ton nut he Is In tile height of his Ilhysical and Intellectual vigor , and as forceful a 1\1 aggredslve as any man In the United States senate today His re-electon Is aSlared anti Tennessee deserves to be complimented for her loyalty to so strong I man. HIGGINS' I'IBASANT } ASTII . Senator Anthony Higgins of Delaware , I doing more guessing Iln all the other sena- tors , whose term wi expire next March He has aUlle fool for thought ; for ho I i conibination , No- bucking up agaInst a great comblnalon body knows \'hat shall the harvest be In Delaware Senator higgins Is a creditable ' , s amator a man of great experience In public * affairs before he was elected to the senate , a man of strict integrity In pUblc affairs , anti . of perfect probity In Ilrh'ato life. He Is a cholar , a lawyer , antI al orator of merit. Tile legislature of Delaware I republican , I - Is a pity that all Delaware republicans are not able to lay hUlrah for Higgins , He's all right , Seater Georg Fr\blo Hoar of Mauachu- , . --.I leth will cat his hasty pUlhHng and smile benignantly upon the legislature of the alI Day state ; for there I no doubt of his reelection - election . Santa Claus has always been goo to Senator Hoar and he will leave no . swiches In his elccllng this year , On the contrary , I he will hang up hIs blt stock- Ings , he wi get another senatorial commls- I alon In one of them for another term at six , . yearl. Ho hal cared it. He Is one of the great and gOOI men or this age , He Is honorable - amble to the core Ho has been In public life for a full generation , and' ' hal been a member of the lennte for eighteen yean. Ho Is 69 year young , and apparently b'OW- log younger all the tinle . al tme. , -.J Senator William IIndey of Kentucky , who ' was BPlllnted all elected to succeed the great Kentuckian , Carlhle , will b re-elected early In January , for a ful term of six yeara. , lie II , a large man Ihyalcaly , and a lan of merit II ills state . lie occupies a commandIng - lag position In the senate u an orator of \ J\slton earnestness and force. lie 18 IlrlmBrly a lawyer , scondarly a staleanlan le la a large Ilaq ph"sloaly , and a lovable character - ter to his acquaintances Ho Is popular at home , and will have bath a Merry Chrlstml and a Happy New Year , ill the mlde ot the prodigality of Kentucky holllally , M'LAUItIN NOT DISAPPOINTED . len tor McLurIn ot Mlulslppl wi retre to private life In Mach , but his Christmas will be none the merrIer for all that , lie only came to the senate temporarily to take the place of the brilliant Walh ' l. who re ! . igned In order to take a rest of a year from legislative labor and tnrmoih . Senator Walt- hal was re-electCI to succeed himself next March , before he resigned his place for Mc- i.aurin. . lie will return to the senate . after eating his Christmas pie lie stuck In his thumb and pulled out a plum , and said : "What a great boy am I , " long before Senator - ator McLaurin ever hoped to come to the senate for a little , brief appearance uJn the stage I a member of that splenlll body Senator James lc llan or Michigan , a self-made man , a poor boy who acquired all hlg wealth by his own superior ability , will be rc-elected by the legislature of the Wolverine state , without opposition. lie Is a business man , a sturdy worker , never claiming or attempting the graces of oratory , ant yet he has delivered some tf the mest magnificent addresses concerning the business ccnlton , at the country ever put forth hy any man In the upper branch of the American congress. Ills Christmas wi be merry antI his New Year wi bl happy , for his future Is bright \\h hope and prom- ise. lie teserls the happiness and honor which he has earned by many year of hon- cst toil . his home In DetroIt Is built upon the site which he purchased twenty years ago on the installment plan , when he was work- lug for monthly wages lie has bought all- Iltonal lots , and erected upon the original site n 11alace which Is also a 10nument of industry ant frugality. Senator John lterlck McPherson of New Jersey wi not spend a Merry Christmas nor a happy New Year , but Ills lack of merry mailing Is ( lot caused by the loss of Political positon. lie has lost his hlalh and seems likely never to entirely recover It. QUAY'S INDLY ) WOnDS. nurlng the past two yers he has been snbjected to a great deal of criticism for his public actions . One day , In the senate restaurant , when some gentlemen were freely crltelslng Senator McPherson , lck Quay sall : "I dislike to hear criticisms of Senator lcPhersol. lie Is a good man , has done his state good ser\lce , and deserves good words rather than abuse. I he were well alll strong he would Ieell no defense ; but ho Is ill , ami I WoUld rther not hcar unl\ml remarks about him. " I have always liked Uek Quay better since I heard him make those remarlls. Senator John T. Morgan of Alabama , the noblest Homan of them all , a typical senator , a dlgnll(11 statesman , all encyclopaedia of erlral Informaton , a scholar , a philosopher , ! mOlly man , and one who Is Icqualnted wih grief for ho has lost some of his best be- loved kindred , has been re-elected by the legislature of the state which has ) long de- lighted ! to honor hIm , all 'has ' thereby honored himself , will spend Christmas day 'Vashlngton , where he has quiet , unpre- tentous avartmenls . lie Is a remarkable man , vigorous , independent , and every way Jlrong anti Corceful. I Is I pity that there are not more men like ilit In public life. Wih malice toward none , but with charity for all , he sometmes uUelS the most snr- castle sentences which mall his opponents wince I was ho who spoke In such terrific denunciation of presidential Interference In legislative aIalrs , concluding his remarks by - saying : 'Tho clock strikes In the white house , and tile cuckoos come out of their bxes to ten us the time of day. " Senator Richard Franklin Pet tgre , of South Dakota will have prairie chicken and quail for his Christmas dinner at his pretty home In Sioux Falls. He Is yet a com- parotvel ) young lan and will be re-elected without opposition. Fourteen years ago , when but a very young mal , lIe represented the great territory of Dakota In the house of representatives. He was the first seater elected by the new state when It was admitted - mIled to the union. Ills strongest character- Istc Is his loyalty to his friends . lIe has helped more young men to the pathways of success upon the prairie of the frontier han any other man now In public le , His reelection - election will be a compliment to hIs slate , as well as himself. He has acquired a standIng - Ing and Influence In the senate which have enabled him to accomplish many things or value to his prairie state. RANSOM hARD lIlT. Senator Matt W. Ransom of North Caro- lna bears a brave front , as becomes a courageous soldIer and experienced states- man. But Mat Ransom was hard hilt by the recent political cyclone. He has been a member of the senate for twenty-four years. I I a homo to him , and he will be lonely without the position whIch has grown Into himself , as ho has grown Into It during an these days months and years. He Is a polished courtier , a Chesterfeldlan statesman and always punctilious seater , and a man of marked ability. I Is a pity that any state should retr from public life a man of such sagacity and valuable experience But thIs Is a republic , and the people seldom make mistakes In their choice of public servants. , Senator George S. Sl0up of Idaho Is on the guessing block and doing a bIg bit of thlnkln . Congressman Sweet , a popular young man , Is after the seat of the veteran , and Is pushIng harl for the ' exaitatibn. Senator - ator Shoup will not permit reverse tcc worry him , nor success to elate him. His has been a varied experience , and he Is quite a p1111050- pller Nearly forty years on the western frontier , In the army , In mining camps , In prospecting parties , In the saddle , after In- diana , running from Indians , scouting , specu- hating , money making , accumulating welh , receIving high political offices by appoint- ment and by election . he Is too big a man to permit anything to prevent him from havIng n Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Senator James F. Wison of Iowa , feeble and growing feebler , declined to be a candidate - date for electIon to a third term , and thc Iowa legislature has already chosen Gov- eror Gear to succeed him. IN WAR TIMES HE WORKED. In the stirring war times , a generation ago , James F. Wilson was one of the aggressive leaders of the house of representatives . and was called by many the prIde of the Ilssls- slpl valley. He was chaIrman of the comml- tee on the Judiciary , n superIor lawyer , a great debater , a very ardent patriot DurIng - Ing his twelve years In the senate he has done nothing of 10te , He has dlsuPIolnted tile friends who expecled much of him on nccount of his earlIer career In truth , when In the senate Mr. Wilson has always de- ferrell to Senator AI1In , , . and not tried to assert his 1 own nlntivid t . Senator Edward C. Wolcott , tile athlete of tile senate , the plcturo of healh , has made hIs calling and election ure. lie recently received a letter signed by a majority - jorly of the members of the Colorado legislature , assuring him that ho wi be reelecled , and that he need not even como homo to look after his Interests I seldom happens that any statesman has tuch a high comllllent ) paM to him , bdtSenator Wolcot Is It remarkable man. When only IG years ot age ho was n volunteer soldier In lie ( ranks at thQ boys In blue. 11 Is a stalwart , handsome man , possessed of excellent - lent Judgment , a magnetic orator , a cnHured gentleman . Thus I appear from a survey'or the situa- ton that the joys anti I sorrows of life ore equally distributed In the classes most fav- , ored , as well ns In lie classes least favored wHh the wealh , honor , pomp and glory of the world Happiness Is largely a maier of comparison. Some of tlee gentlemen will belnoan their fate If they are not re-elected : I and yet , nearly every man la tile country I would feel delighted with the honor of a ! single term In the United States senate. nut , having onCe enjoyed tile bauble of fame , I Is always dlfcult t relax one's grasp upon it. However It may hG with these gentle- men who are guessing the future , all at their friends will pray for their health , anti for the healh of their families , and that they may all live long - and prosper - , Contracted for n Hulmnrlno float , WASHINGTON , Dee . ' 22.-Secretar Her- bert today gave orders for the preparation or n contract with tile Holan Submarine Boat cmpany for the construction oC 1 sub marine ' boat to cst 1,0. Tile bureau or construction antI steam engineering , which has carefully eXlmlned the matter. reported tint the plans were mater , thlt there was no danger to the crew oC the boat , and the thickness of the shell or the bat should be hai an Inch at shel middle belt , tapering t three-lglhs or un Inch at the ends. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1".0 Amonhlcn t. ly IrJan , WASHINGTON , Iec 22.-Represemltatiya Bryan hilts introduced two joint resolutions aI'feVtillg the term of olro ot the president One resolution proposed In amendment to the constitution , making the Ilresident ineii. Inel- flble to SUCOl' himself : the other makes tie president Inelh,1be ! to u sel'nll term. Money to Protect Uo\'rrnrent Timber WAShINGTON , Dec. : - ellresentatve Cleen or Wyoming has Introlced a bi $ uPllrlratng $2.0 to med the expenses or prtect\ : timber on public lnd I- - L. . 7 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - , - , , a at i , E1LEY ! . , , ' STIGER & co. , , - . ' . , \ - - . La " Day Before Christmas. ' : ; , ' Twenty f r Cent 20 % Discount. ' ; ' . ' " , . Our disco sale on Black and Colored Dress Goods which has , , " been an unprecedented success . --TvVENTY PER CENT DISCOUN1--- . , , " ' ' has induced us to include in this great sale , Monday , our entire stock of Furs and Cloaks , embracing all the latest novelties in long and . short Jackets , Capes and Carriage Wraps - Fur Capes-Fur Muffs-Anin1al Head Collarettes and Boas-Fur : ' Trimming , etc--Notwithstanding our large sale on Holda'y Novelties , -our line of Umbrellas-Handkerchief's-Mufflers-Silk Hosiery-- - KID GLOVES FOR BOTH STREET AND EVENING WEAR - Black and Silks-Handsome Laces-Leather Goods-Collar Party Siks-Handson1e - Goods-Colar Boxes-Lined and Unlined Kid Mlttens--Lined and Unlined Gloves -Men's Neck Dressing-Fans , of which we have a large assortn1ent- ' made up Laces-al the new shades in Chiffons - handsome Eidep- down Wrappers - Dressing Sacques - - a choice selection of Night ' . " . , Dresses--and Women's Underclothing , elegantly trln1n1ed--ln lace . ; . . : and fine embroideries--Ofal these and many others--including novel in Art stock still contains variety " . conceptions DeDartment--our - stil a large - . . ' " ety to select from. . . - . . ; . . . ' - Store open Monday Evening till 10 o'clock- , : " ' . : . KELLEY , STIGER & CO. , ' : : ' " ; ' , " : , - , ' ; Corner Farnam and 15th Streets. . , . ' , : , " , . , WILL \ REST FROM iTS LABORS : ' Senate Takes an Adjournment for the Usual Holiday leces TWELVE DAYS IN WHICH TO RECUPERATE Mr. George of 118s1811lpi Strongly Objected to the Resolution , but Wllutrow lila Opposition Alter uu hour Snt In Tatk. WASHINGTON , Dec. 22-There was but a small attendance of the senate when that bOy was called to order today by President Pro Tem Harris , a number of te ! senators having left for home In anticIpation of the holiday recess. Mr. Culom , republican or Illinois , pre- tented a series of resolutions adopted by a meeting of citizens of Chicago on December 9 expreEslng sympathy with the Armenians Mr. Culom also Introduce a bill providing for the establishment of an assay offIce In Chicago. After further routine business hnd been transacted the holiday adjournment resolu- lon was formally laid before the senate , and Mr. Cockrel , democrat of Missouri , said It was perfectly manifest to those fa- miar with the transaction of busIness In the ( Aenate that It would be Impossible to keep a quorum here between now and Jan- uary 3 ; a similar conditIon of affaIrs would exist In the house He hall never asked the ( senate to do anything for his comfort , nor would It be any comfort to him to have the Eenate adjourn for the time proposed. In view , however , of the existing conditions , he asked unanimous consent that tile resu- luton be now considered. Mr. George , democrat of MIssissippi , how- ever , objected. For the purpose or bringing the matter be- fore the senate Mr. Manderson , republican of Nebraska , move the reference of the holiday adjournment t the appropriations colllrnittee. Mr. Morgan then addressed the senate on the resolution. ' He said he was well aware that a holiday recess would not meet with any great favor. lIe believed I was the duty of time senate ( as on former occasions ) to sit during tile holidays and ho proposed to take such steps to test the sense of the senate on the quection . lie did not do this to delayer or annoy senators , but simply to have a fair expression of the senate on the ( question . I the senate adopted this resoluton one-third of the session would have expIred ( and not t a single appropriation have been passed. In taking the step lie did he said he had the support of a number of other senators The : senate had decIded empllatcaly that no rule should , be adopted ! ! to facilitate bushle , so that In the two months remain- lug after January 1 the busln'l transacted \ wi be what a smal mninority' . , this body decide It shal be. The senator then ( named a number or Important hills on the calendar which would give rise to consIderable dis- cusion , among them being the Carlisle fnan- cial bill now pending In the house and the Item In one of the appropriatIon bills making an aPllroprlaton to collect the Income tax . Mr. Mand : ron , republican of Nebraska , In II brief ipeech expressed the hope that no factIous or peronal oppositIon would bf made to thA resolution. In answer to a question by Mr. I rye he pointed out that even debate on a bill could bo stopped I the ( poInt of no quorum was made. Finally , Mr. George withdrew his objection and the adjournmet resolution was placed before the senate slId passed Mr. nOlph , republican of Oregon , moved to secure consideratIon of the bill to amend a section providing , for an adjustment of lall grants made by congress to aid In the construction of railroads , etc. , and which ho explained enabled the present law to be applied to a certain class of land cases which semed tu h.ve been overlooked In the orlg , Inal law Messrs. Cal , democrat of Florida . and , Allen , populist of Nebraska , objected and ! r. Dolph withdrew lila motion . Mr. Morgan had the floor to reply 10 Mr. Turplo's remarks emi the Nicaraguan bill. 10 said , however , that the latter's b'ch had not appeared In the record until today , and ho was satisfied that he would not have time enough to complete his remarks before adjourunient. lie was willing to yIeld to a motIon for an executive session , which pre- veiled , after which , at 1 :45 : p. 1. , the sm- ate adjourned until Thursday , January 3 , at noon _ _ _ _ _ SO\U for lie , rnu' WAShINGTON , Dec. -Speclal ( Tele- gram.-lilrst ) Lieutenant Phlill 1 Powell , Ninth ca\alr Is relieved oC duty at the Military academy , , I'eekekl. N. Y. , und will relieve First 1.leutenant Charles W , Howell , Second Infantry 11roCellor ot mIll- tary science tactics , urov City college , l'enns'IvlmniU , lie Is grnted leave Cram January 1 to February 25. 16 5. JanuB' Uurgulst compan n , Second Infantry , Omaha , Is discharged Cram the sen'lce. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . house ienmocrtp WIU Caucus , " ASIINGTON , Dec. , -As was stated In these ( lspatches several da1 ago u caucus on the currency question Will Ilrob- 'ably be htd by democratic membrl ot the house shortly after the recess. Ihpr- bentatVI Culbereon of Texas has been In , - - _ . . - - - - - - - -----r----a Hlrumental In suggesting n caucus lS to the bet means of determining on n course of action. He RUI no definite decision has been reached but ) that the caucus wilt undoubtedly - doubtedly be held. This II the general feeling - ing nmong democratic leUler ! nlhough there lre so few of the rank und le In town that no positive arrangement has been attempted. , WISE COUnTS IN'i'ST'GATJON , -I' Says lie Appointed Uepdblleans Because 'rhey Were Com etbnt Men . WASHINGTON , Dee 12'he : denial ot Collector Wise or the por' ot San FrancIsco of the charges of vlplatibn or the civil service law was shown Clvl ! . Service Com- missIoner Roosevelt today. Mr. Roosevelt said : "The charges were " /Ie with the commission some tmo 'ago : ' and will be gIven a thorough Invest at n before the comllFlon can tel whe ( herthey , have any foundation. The charges/lare / not as grave In the case at Collector Wise as are those 11 the cases at certain ! others which the commission Intends to' lrvestgate In the Immediate future But , ehitges have been made alleging varlou ; ; cl , ,1lrnctons of the law In several pla ea.Ulroughout the country. Doubtless some at them are Ill founded and all ot them may be. The commission will condUct an investigation of all of them and find out the truth " SAN FRANCISCO. Dee 22.-Collector of' time Port Wise , In discussing the charges made against htm by Civil Service Commis- sIoner Roosevelt , soon to be investigated , said : " 1 shall doge nothing , and I court tile mos thorough investigation . I have scrupulously obeyed the law For example , In the Midwinter fair months , I hat the absolute appointment at the Inspectors and I appointed nearly all republicans , becau/e they were competent men. There are some cases where there Is a question what the law Is . and In such any man may make mis- takes , but aside from thee there Is nothing that cal be questoned , 1 defy Roosevelt or anyone else to show that I have net scrupulously - pulously observed the low. " JlelklrJohn I'ushlng I'rnalon Ch\lmA. ASHING'rON , Dec. -Speelal ( Tele- gl'um.-Congresslnan Melkojohn , member at the house committee on pensions , Ins this session called for the HIatus or more than 10 pension cases and requested that they be made special by reason oC the tact that the claimants reside In the drouth stricken section. H. C. Brome , an Omaha attorney , Is here on business. ' RepresentatIves Mercer lelklejol ) , Hainer and Bryan oC the Nebraska congres- I10nai delegation were present during the proceedings or the house ) today , Ir , Dryan will leave Cor home tonight. The others will spend their Christmas holidays here Nov Nebraslegi J'o.tm..terA , W ASIINGTON , Dee 22.-Speclal ( Tele- gram.-The ) following postmasters have been appointed : Nebruska-Aplnwal. Ne- maim county , J. S. Ebrother vice J , W. Macoinber . resigned ; Austin . Shermal county , glas S. Ogle , vIce W. Ii. Ogle , removed - moved ; Ellis . G11e coulty , 1" 11. flume , vice 1. C. Mlrtndale , removed : HerRhey , 1.IIcoln county , 1.lzzte Strlckler vice J. Ii. lel'Hhe ) ' . resigned : Marengo , Iliyes county , R. K Nickerson , vice John Hoe , resigned ; ltlchtleli Snrpy county , E. I. . Griffith , vice George butter , reslgimetl . South Iakota- 1:1sleld , Brown coUnty , \V. 13. Cannon , ve t James Mansfield , remos'd . tU.rlfrt Makes 1010 Chrhtmns l'rcHent. W ASIINU'rON , Dec 22.-Secretary 11cr- bert today made several substaltal Christ- mjui gifts In the exercise at his clemenc ) ' . Anonl ; them he remitted the unexplt'1 por- t\JS \ or the sentencel Imposed upon Com- n1111er leyermnn and 1leutenant l.yman tn consequence ot the ( castng aWay of the Kearsarge. 'rhese oleer hInd four months or their year's suspension remaining. JlutH" 11n , Ito , 'IIIIn' , ltcpresentatlvc , WAShINGTON , Dee. 22.-Now hInt ( Chin has appointed commissioners to go' to Japan to negotiate for peace , 1\ 1 \ ) Is probable that ( the hatter country svili ftmcipoint commls- slonerl to meet wil if Is belIeved } here that MI' 1htRU , the minister or foreign affairs , will be Japun'sc1ji , ( representative . An armistce will Ikey ! , be declared , pend- Ing the peace negotat , OiS ; Jntehorn O"ts Ills . 1.811(1 W ASIING'ON , DeaSpeclal ( Tele- grimrn.-Time ) secrearYI ot/the Interior has rendered , n decisIon anI tho' appeal ( ruin the decision oC the commissioner of the generab land olee In the aso oC Oottleb Jenerl against 1.01 Id . l'atersqn , . Cram the Chad- ran district laler/Qn. hle judgment of the commissioner Is alrmed alll the lund uwaretl to I ngelhor ( ' " 4 Prlestu Ortllined bYl Carll11 ( Ulbbo" lA.Tl10RI , Dec. . 2-TIle following priest were ornlned lt the cathedral this morning , Cardinal Obbrs officiating : John C. Murphy , John 'P. Klnnhl 'rhomal T. Mc- Devit and James Grace 'or Chicago : Ber- nerd unnlngham , I.ula'lh " , , ICy. : Jerome n hLanhmlngton San Francisco , and WIlliam ! Sharon , St. Paul , llnn , 'Vllam I To Upon Military its utrvalion , WAShINGTON . , Dec , 22.-hlepresentative Doolite or Washington hats Introuced I bi opening the Ylhpl Island mIlitary res- er\nton In " 'lshlnKton to setement , Their Commtnlonl flad" ( JUt . W ASIIN01'ON , Dec 22.-SpecIal . ( Tele- grm.-Scot IcKlm was today com mis- slone(1 postmaster lt Detroit , Ia. , and ld- ward Oothelf , ut MarIon , S. 1" Treasury Calh ilimlailce. W ASINOTON , Dec.Tle ! cash bal- ance In the treasury today Wil $ M.O8.9 2 and the tne umount of the Gold recl've $13- ' SZ1ft 9 , . " INCOME TAX IN THE COURTS Broker Moore Tiles a Suit to Enjoin the Collection of the Same , CLAIMS IT IS I UNCONSTITUTIONAL Is UnfaIr nnd flacrlmtnutnJ In Its l'ro- vlslon8 and Unless the Colecton 18 ) , nJolnCl the COllllnhlnt ' % S'liL have No , \tclUllte Ietress , WASHINGTON , Dec. 22-The first steps have been take In the district supreme court to test tfl constitutionality of the Income tax law's J. D. 'Vison , as counsel for John D. Moore of the New York frm or Moore & Schley , apple to Judge Cole of time equity branch of the supreme court at the , Dstrict of Columbia for an order restraining John S. "Mler , commissioner of Internal revenu , from assessing and collecting a tax upon his Income. Because of the importance of the acton , I Is expectd that the court wIll fix an early day for the hearing. This Is only one of a number of legal at- tacks that will soon be made upon the In- come tax , and each suit will be based upon different grounds. The moving parties arc New York business men J Is the Intention of a number of these Individuals to refuse to pay the tax and appeal ' to thc courtf In ech case. case.Mr. . Mcore's complaint In detaIl sets out his case under six heads , and his prayers In rour. He represents : FIrst , that he Is n citizen or the UnIted States and or the state of New York , rcsld- lug and doing business In the city of New York , /nd brings this suit In his own rlhl Hconl , that the defendant , Joseph S. 11- ler , Is also 'a cItizen or the United States occupying and discharging the dutIes of the 0111cc oC commissioner of Internal revenue olce as such ts sued. ThIrd , that the complainant Is a share- holder In divers corporations , organized existing and doing business In the United States under and by virtue of their respec- tIve ucts oC incorporatIon , and which said corporations have net earnings from which they pay , dividends to the complaInant and also t other tockiiolders , from which net earnings there wi be pall to the compluln- ant during the year 1691 divers sums or monl ) ' al such dIvidends. Fourth , that , Independent at and In till- dlton to these dividentlIt . the complainant has an Ineome-derlved from the gains un.1 . prolltmt of his business and embraced withIn - In section 2 and 28 ot an act of congress en- tIthed "an act to reduce taxatIon , to provide for the government and other purposes , " the present tariff act , which became I law without the nppro\al at the president at the United States-largely In excess of the sum or $4,0 per annum antI upon which Income , Inc\1nl the dlv\leOls before mentioned , the defendant , commissioner of Internal revenu - haI threatened to - on.d , i cssl'eBra-lne ( } , wIll proceed to asses thl sum ot 2 per cent on time amount of ycur complalnln annum t'J Income In excess of $4,0 per I N1'AI.S DOUBLE TAXATION , ' ' Fifth , tile complainant further shows hy reference to section 2 or said act at COl- gress , thut these corporations are 1150 re- Qulrell to pay It tax of 2 per cent on thclr net eurnllgs anti by sections 2 ull 28 of sall net the conwlulnant Is required to vaY a like tax upon the sllf mnone'lt so pul IJY him , ns dividends , thereby wrongfuly duplicating - plcatng the tax on the compinlimant By reCerenceto section 2 oC the act the com- plalnnlt ShOWR to tile court thut sall taxa- ton itt uljust and unequal In thut I Ills- criminates uJulnst the complalnllt for the or ta'catlcn hetween JHrpOles ta'mton persons who ure citIzens or the United States anti wrongfully - fully exempt such persons from taxation aforellll who hav un Income up tu and not exceeding the sum or $4,0 per annum and thereby complainant and all other In the lame condition , ts denied the equal protecton or the law , l urthlr , 1y reCer- dIce to sectcnns 27 aOl 28. It Is shown to the court thut there Is asaocla tell wIth the taxation or citizens oC the United States and subject to the proposell taxation anti not separable thereCrom the provision that the persons who are aliens . but who resIde In-thl United States , whether Permanently IJermanenty or only temporarily , shall likewise he sub- ject to the payment ot the Income tax , although - though such Income Is derved wholly from rents . Interests , dividends , salarIes , or Cram ' any profession trade , employment or va- 'catonl carried elm elsewhere than In tile Unll , States , thus undertaking unlawfully anti without authoriy to tax the Incomes or Citizens or foreign countries alien to the United States , who hlvo within the United States a temporary residence for tempo- rary purposes alhouh hlcomel are derived - rived wholly Cram sources not within the jurlslctol oC the United StlmtelI No exempton tl mlle In the act from the taxation or the Incomes or Incorporations within the United States of which hero tire mlny , which , ni hough curried ' on for profit , are created , owned and operated by the several - oral stales lS government InstrumentH tn the Ilromoton or the police and other Ilblc functiormmt , which corporations are not sub- ject to taxation hy the United States . I Is also shown that tile assem.sments are to be made upon the Incoml oC the complainant I anti others that hud bell eared und received - ceived Illior to the time the provisions of the act took effect , and that the siid taxes are not wlhln the cnsltulonal julsdlclon oC congresa to Impose. NO ItEMEDY IF lIE I'AYB. Fifth. I Is also alleged that the commla- sloner Is taking stelll to mal\ an assess meat against the complulnnt and collect not onlY for the first year's income tax , hut also by the rClulrementl or the act for time Incomel likely to arise yearly and cntn- uously until 19 : Th3 commissioner and his subordinates are 10W takIng necessary steps . . - - - - ' - - to make time n8sessmenls Itl collectIons of the Income tnxcs. I IR averred that If thc taxes are collected . ulhough unlawful Rll unjust , the complulnlnt woull hay , ' uo remedy - edy to recover from the Unlel States or only by long litigation . rendering the rem- etl" usele : , Tile act It Is cimargeti . Is in- 'tmhid In the provisions so imposing the Income - come tmx And tl such provisions Is unon- sttutonal , Inoperative nail " ' 011 ; tr the taxes lIre collected he woull be wthout adequate el ' of the I col- legal remedy for redress illegal - lectons , In view of the contnuousness of tIme taxeS , as rtrovltletl unU January 1. 1900. Unless restrained by the court , the complainant - plainant , IS to the Illegal ussssments. wi be subjected to the harnssrnent , expense antI annoyance of muliude oC stIlts resorted to during the l'erlod In enforcing the assess- ments On tills ground I Is prayed : First , That a subpcelt issue I to requlro the commissioner of Internal revenue to up- pear and answer this bill . but not \nllel' oath such unswer being expressly walvcd. Second That during the penlene ) ' of the cause the commissioner and persons acting under his authority he rCtralned and enjoined - joined from any act 1001dng to or contem- plating time collectIon of the Income tax as provided hy the act. ThIrd That on final hearing of thIs cause the defendant and all Ilersons acting under him and by his authority mny be Ilerpetu- ally restrained anti enjoIned Cram doing any act or acts so looking to or contemplating the collection oC such tax or any part there- of as provIded for In that act at congress. Fourth , And for all further relief that may be just und equitable In the premIses. The case will probably be brought up for trial In the equity court before either Judge Cox or Judge Hagner early In July Ex-Sen- ator Edmunds 0' [ Vermont has been retaIned by Droller Moore and will tall a prominent I part In the trial The other counsel arc Judge Jeremiah Wilson and Judge Samuel I I Sllcllabarger. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ nuyU ; ISSULS CLEVELA1U . I Stood by tile First Delocruto President emi I ) the Currency ( Juostlun. WASHINGTON , Dec. 22.-There were but few members on the floor this morning. Three bills were passed by unanhnous con- sent before the regular order was demanded. One was passed on moton of ! r. Doolte , republIcan Washington , to grant American registry of time barks Linda of North Caro- Ilna and Archer of Washington ; time others passed , respectIvely . on moton of ! essrs. Painter , democrat of Kcntucll , and Gear , re- publcan of Iowa , were pension bIlls . Debate on the currency bill was then re- sumed. Mr. Coombs , democrat of New York , opened In favor of the bill. ! r. Del , democrat o' e Texas , followed In opposition to the bill. 10 said the argu- lent at the advccates of this measure re- Ilndell him of Touchstommo'it plea for Audrey In "As You 1.1I. " Touchstone confessed that Audrey was not particularly favored , but " . " she was "mine own. Currency rcform was to become a tad he thouhl lie noticed that its Ilraclcal directIon ! was toward contraction . A witness bHoro the commltec hal ben franll enough to contess that the repeal of the purchase clause of time Sherman act was only the "first step " I was now proposed to retire the entire greenback clrcuatioim ! . _ _ _ _ Mr. now rs of Calornia mind Mr. Iryan of Nebraska also opposed the bIll . Time Inl- ter aUacke,1 the ( secretary viciously for dumping Into time commiteD on banking nll currency and tillS hcuse , a hasty conslll- erOl bill like time one pending. its weakness was demonstralell when. liter four days of verbal bombardmcnt , It hall becn practically witimtlrawlm and another measure Iubsttuted , wilulrlwn ant Mr. Bryan sa'll that , strIpped of its verbIage , the bil was a slnplo propositon to nuthorlze the government to loan banks money lt u low rata of Interest , or at no rate , to bo In turn loaned by them at whatever rate they could secure Mr. Bryan directed atenton to thl contradictory \Iows of Cleveland and Jefferson , tIle last and frat democratc \ resIdents - Idents on this mbject. , "Mr , Clevelalll thlnlls t I , " sad ! he , "that I the Issue at currency Is a functon of time banks. Jorerson declarcd such tam issue Is I function of tile ! overment antI thought Ito banks should go out ot tile Issuing business I am not ashamell that I Italul by 'homas Jeffer- son and not Grover Cleveland , " Mr. Bryan sahl ho had hon and was now In favor of gold arId sliver money because time amount of loney would depend 01 thee law of supply and demand , At the close at Mr . Bryan's sl'lech , the house , ut 5:10 : i' ' . I. , adjourned until Janu- ary 3 , 1895. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ AIIlolutments ( oulrmct ! y the 6ello. : WAShINGTON , Iec 22-The senate In ' executive senl9n today confrmell the following - lowing nominations ; Charles Ii , lansur of Missouri : to bo assistant com pi roler of the treasury , olco created July 31 , 1894 ; Marahal letet of Veedersburg , md , to bl Indian agent , Klamath agency , In Oregon , anti Thomas B. Teler of West Virginia , to be Indian agent of the Fort hell agency In Idaho. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Why Are \'ur Hhll" Not Iel't Il Ihnml. \ AflINOTON 1 , lec 22.-Senator Lodge today Introduced a resolution instructing the secretary oC the navy to Inform the fcnate why all shIps of the Unied States have been wllllrlwn : rot tIme HawaIan IsIIIII ! and whether , In view uf ( hIll Interests of lIe Unied Stutes and or ( lie citizens oC the Unied Stutel u shl\ of war should not 10W be ut the Islalli and ut honolulu . , IItIv'mlIeycr's ( 'uso Arau d. WASIINGTON , Dec. 22.-Tho cases oC PresIdent Henry F , Havemeer and Treasurer - urer John 11. Setmries of the American Ito- flnumm. . company , were argued In lIe district supreme court today , No decision was announced - nounced and no tIme Indicated W to whcn one would be renderel " ' . ' MEIRLEJOIN ( IN A NEW ROLE . Onpt\cs a Murderer Who Stood the Neigh- ' . bora Off with a 'evolver TURNED HIM eVER TO THE POLICEMEN - lad Shot hIs Sttlllh\ghter UII 'len flicked flaIl Stl\hllCd . the 10dy ot his Ulnl.tctm - Iurdoror SUI'tloRed to Ito Inaln ( , . WAShINGTON , Dec. 22.-A horrible murder was committed In the northeast ec- lon of time city this afternoon. Joseph A. ' Dean shot and killed hIs stepdaughter , Mrs : AnnIe L. Leahy , sending five bullets Into her bed ) ' . When the deed was done and abe lay on the floor In a pool at blood he kjck\ and stamped upon his dying victim . The ' ' noise of time shooting drew a number of clti- ' zen to toe scene , but time murderer iiol them at bay , tllrcatenlng timem with lila still smoking revolver. Coimgressnman George D. Meiklejoimn of Nebraska , wile was 0mm Ills ' way home from tile capitol , heard tile allotS , and , hastening to time scemmo , succeded , Un- almleti , in capturimmg the nmurderer , Dean is a carpenter by trade , but dl late has been of ' dissolute habits , and for two nioimths has not lived witim his wife , wIle becanlo tired of supporting imlm in idleness , Congressman Moiklojoilavears a Mason's charm and button - ton , and when lie appeared 0mm tile scene Bean noticed It. "Are you a Mason ? " lie crled to tile Con- grossman. "Yes , " answered the latter , approaciming. "So aiim .1 , " shouted tile inurtlerer , "and a Grand Army maim. "I have killed a woman and they are trying to kill nie. I want you to vrotect mime. " Wililo Beau was saying (11111 tIle congress. imimm slipped around bollind him anti vinlonod ' his arms , 1mm a immomont. lie galnetl possession of the weapoim aptl handed It over to thme polco , 'WilO took Dean to tile station. ir , Meiklejoiln tilen quietly continued Ills journey home. It Is tilouguit that Iloan is Immsane , lie does not appear to regret hIs deed , wllichi lie says was an act of llumanity nicely acconmplislted , AMENIJNG TONN.ttlIi LtWS. Measure for hiehievitig itmnerlciin Simipi of Ommerotmi Ilurtltll,4 , , WAShINGTON , lice. 22.-Timo IlaUlte corn- niitto on fisheries antI inarclmant nlari'Io yell- tcrtiay considered a nunmber of iinmecmtirmmellts to tile bill regartling the llmovcmmmcmmt of time net tonnage of American vessels. ' Comnmiaitiomimr of Navigatieim Llummnboriain proposed mmiost 01' timonl 01111 they are favored by time Cramps anti tIter large ziitip builders , Ily tIle present law Ammmerlcan vessels are givcmm a Illilcil itlglmer rat 11mg tlial foreign vessels of tilt ) 8111110 size , amid as whtarfage anti docklmmg charges are usmm.mhy iiasctl nim tIlls rating , thley are forced to jtay imioro (11011 ( for. olgIm ships tb fm' tIme sammme ilrlviieIes , , 'iVimihe other natloimmt itilow an Itmnertc.mmm vessel to imo measured according to their respective laws antI tlllis to obtain tile benefit of lower Ilet. tonmtago ammtl lower taxes , still (11111 ( limvolves delays and expenses , antI ( lie custoemm of Amnerican masters appears to be to pay chmargs on tim tommemage stated in tileir Armierican registers , Time ceimmmrmltteo flmmahiy decideti a draft of a bill to be substituted for tile one now mondlng before it antI to be reporteml to thu 1101180 alt soemi as possible. Thu reductioml of not tonnage proposed by title bill will , 1cm effect , reduce ( lie operating exjmezmsos of every AmerIcan vessel engaged hereafter iii foreign trades , Time bill brings tue laws of the Unitetl States immto * tubstaimtial accord with the laws of Great ilrltain 1511(1 other Powers. It. ( lots not. materially affect gross tonnage. in detaIl it removes tite imresent limits ot I ; 11cr cent for crew space and of 0 ver cent for all deductions , including propelling vower , 'Fim reimmoval of these limitations conduce 10 time commmfort. and ilealtil of crows and to the conittrimction of speedy vessels. It pro. scribes timat spaces for time bertllllmg of tile ' crows allah bs constructeti arId cared for Witll regard to tue hlemmitil and conmiort of its mnembers , There Is now no statutory regu- muon in tills country governing tile construe. tion of the quarters of ( lie crew. Time various dedyctions for propeiihimg .space , saIl reern , ammO navigation spaces , etc. , correspollti with the deductions imerinitted by Great hiritain , Norway anti other nations. It Jim proposed ( lint tile bill shall go Into effect on the fIrst' day of mlext July. lImo owners of vessels documimented before that date are thereafter to have time option of avaIlIng themselves of its benefits or reta1niu ol their present mneasureameaL . ' - - - -