Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 26, 1897, Page 4, Image 4

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K. Editor.
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Unlly noc and SunJny. One Ytwr W
Hlx Months < >
Three Month ' < * >
Runitty life. One Year * f *
Hitunlay llee , One Year l JJ
Weekly lice. One YeAr M
Omahft ! The n c lliilldlnis.
Bouth Omnlm : Sinner 1IIU. , Cor. N and Sun St .
Council llliiffn ! 10 Pearl Hired.
Chicago Olllce : 117 Chamber of Commerce.
New York : lloomi 11 , It nnd 15 , Tribune lllde
Waihlnslum 601 Kourteenth Street.
All eommtinlcnllons reUtlni ? to ncw and edl-
torlnl nmltcr nhoul.l be adilnwd : To the LcJItor.
All biiKlncss Mter nnd remittances hould be
mMri-Mcit tr The lleo Publlalilni ? Company.
Omnhn. lirnfl * , checks , cxpros iind poatoince
money orders to be made payable to the order
of the company.
Rlnte or Nebraska. boiiRla * County. HI
Utorge II. Tspchuck. Secictnrv oC The Uec pub
lishing company , being duiy rwurn , ay * thai the
nctiml nmnt.iT of full nnd rumple1 ! copies of Tlia
Dally Morning livening mid Kurdny Hcc prlnlcd
during tlio month of April , 1807 , wnn an follmvss
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Irfsn iloductjnns for unfold nnd re
turned conies 10.321
Totnl not sales CM"S3
Not daily ovcrnRe -
Bxvorn to lioforc mo. and ulii crllfil 'n ' rny
rfsnnro , thin 3d day of May , 1807.
( Seal. ) N. P. FKIL.
Notary Public.
All riillronil iiniHtinyH nrc
Kiittllril with ctioiiKh Ilccn
In iifocmnuiHliitc every iinn-
Ki'iiKorvlio triiulH In ri-ml a
llfMrillUlltl * ! * . lllxlNt tlllll IlllV-
tniz The HIMIf you oniinot
Kot n. HIM * on a ( ruin from tin1
II < M\M UK-CHI , iilon.ii ! r 'i > ort
tlt < < fact , nlatlnir ( Intrnln ntiil
riillriinil , to tin- Circulation
Dcpui-liiicnt of Tliir Ilc-i' . The
HIM : IK for null * on nil trnliin ,
INSIST ox ii.vvixn THU nun.
The xoiw can tii > vi > r uelilcvo
IH'rniniient popularity In international
Now York will liuve to inaku another
upttrt to ontvh up to Chicago with its
bicycle mayor.
Ono olllce for one man at one time Is
n sound rule for rcnnbliraiiH , democrats ,
populists , fn.slonlsl.s and all the others.
1'atronlxe home Industry. The seasons
may change , but the duty to support
home Institutions remains always the
Greece Is not only In the hands of It ?
friends , but It declines peremptorily to
Ket out of their hands to please either
the sultan or anyone else.
It Is results that tell. That is why
shrewd business men pay for advertis
ing in The 15c In preference to accept
ing free fjift advertising in other news
How clever In President McKInlcy
fieiidliitf Queen Victoria a congratulatory
message on her , birthday anniversary ,
but how Indiscreet to mention hur age in
the cablegram ,
Hx-Mlnlster Kustis , In his parting re-
nwrUs , made on the eve of his departure
from Paris , seems to have forgotten that
comparisons are usually odious to one
party or the other.
The Union Pacific railroad is now to
bo divorced from the Western Union
Telegraph company. A few more di
vorces and the Union Pacific will hold
the record In the grass widow class.
Senator Pettlgrew has his Unlfo out
for several distasteful federal otllcJals In
South Dakota. The senator insists that
the objectionable men must po oven If
somebody else names their successors.
The council need have no scruples
nbmit voting themselves their salaries
under the new charter. As long as they
perform the duties of the ollico under
color of law they are entitled to their
Tlu strong delegation which will go
from Ojualm to the deep water conven
tion at Houston will have the oppor
tunity and undoubtedly the will and
ability to make n line showing for the
( L'runsmlsslsslppl Kxpositloii ,
The Union Pnclllc will be required by
inundate of the court to operate Its
telegraph wires separately from any
other system. Hut the tolls for sending
telegrams over the wires will not be
noticeably reduced to the public.
The rise In tea , whatever Its effect
upon the average consumer , Is not likely
to impair the usefulness of the United
Htatiw senate , since the itttemptPd cur
tailment of the privilege heretofore ox-
orclsed by that hotly of drinking Its tea
Work on Omaha's long-sufforlng nml
long-delayed depot may now proceed by
grace of the court in dissolving the In
junction iigsilnst it. The court ought to
follow this up with n mandatory writ re
quiring its completion at least above the
first story.
The United States supreme court holds
that the hold of a man on u federal Job
Is subject to the power of the president
to remove him before tlio expiration of
the four years for which his commission
Is made out. This ought to give thu supreme
premo court a now hold on thu hearts of
the otllce-seeklng brigade ,
The Ornmn citizens of Omnha nnd
Douglas county are already taking
titcps to consolidate their forces
ami conci'fttrnto their efforts in
thu Inteuvit of the Transmlssisslppl Kx-
posltlon. Other nationalities will un
questionably do likewise. These organi
sations , however , should not bo too
much localised , but should Include at
least thu whole state of Nebraska.
The adjournment of the United States
supreme court without handing down Us
decision in the Nobrnskn maximum
freight rate cnscs leaves the maximum
rate law where it lias been for four
years pnst hanging In the air niieiiforce.
nblo because of the Injunction Issued
by the federal courte. As the court does
not reconvene until October it will be
Impossible to have the ofllelal order In
the mutter for nt least four montlin to
come. This is unfortunate , because of
the state of uncertainty In which the
people are kepi and because It prevents
them from discussing Hie grounds upon
which the decision mny turn , and , If
necessary , formulating other plans for
railway rate regulation.
The action of the supreme court In de
ferring Its decision , on the ether hand ,
tends to confirm that the
Judges arc agreed upoirn ruling In favor
of the railroads and ngalust the validity
of the law. If the opinion of the court
were to uphold the law and called for n
dissolution of thu injunction tlu-re would
bo every reason for making It , public nt
once In order that the people might have
the benefit of reduced railroad rates
without delay. That was the controlling
argument that led tin- court to consent
to the advancement of the cases In the
llrst Instance , and later to the advance
ment of their rehearing , and any other
conclusion would leave the eourl In n
most inconsistent attitude. Yet so far a
the patrons of the railroads are con
cerned , the delay In announcing n de
cision adverse to them would not ma
terially affect them because the in
junction now pending would simply bo
maintained and eventually made per
petual. Taking all the circumstances
Into consideration , therefore , especially
the fact that the decision of the lower
court was In favor of the railroads and
that tin : rehearing In the United States
supreme courf was accorded at the re-
tiuest of the attorneys for the slate , It is
safe to accept the adjournment of the
court without final action as pointing
to a victory for the railroads and the
practical annulment of the law.
.lust what the people of Nebraska
should do next will be dillieult to say.
They must await the opinion of the
court to learn whether or not there Is
any legal way by which state regulation
of railroad lates can be uITeetod and if
so whether It is to bo done by an
amended maximum freight rate law or
through a state board of railway com
missioners. Whatever the views of the
Judy's of the supreme court the rail
road rate pioblem is bound to be a live
issue as soon as the complete decision' Is
SMH/FP / / / , ; , nnFoiiK niK SKKATK.
The senate has entered upon the con
sideration of the tarlll1 bill and for at
least : i month to come discussion of that
measure will make a large di-maml upon
public attention. In explaining the bMl
as amended by the republican members
of the senate finance committee. Si-na-
tor Aldrich sta'teil that the republican
senators do not intend to spend any
time in academical discussion- the
principle of protection , an announce
ment which will certainly gratefully
received by the business interests of tlu
country. Ileyond necessary explaim-
liens of the features of the measure on
the part of the republicans , its discus
sion will be left to the opposition' , with
the effect , it may be hoped , oC not pro
longing discussion beyond the t-ud of the
current fiscal year , so that the bill , if
passed , can go into effect at the date
named In it , July 1.
In amending the Dlngley bill , tin-
changes from which make practically a
new measure , Senator Aldrich says the
republicans of thp senate finance com
mittee were actuated by a spirit of cou-
siM-vatlsm. They aimed to frame a mod
erate and reasonable measure that
would Insure n greater degree of per
manence lo our tariff legislation. In
order to do this they made a pretty gen
eral reduction In the duties of the liousi-
blll , though keeping rates at u point
which they believe will ba sulllciently
protective , while also productive of more
revenue than would bo obtained from
tlio Dlngley bill. There Is no doubt ate - <
to the slr.verlty of the views expressed
by Senator Aldrich n.i governing ' .In
action of the republicans of tin.- finance
committee , but In view of the great
amount of criticism to which the bill
has been subjected they can hardly feel
that they were successful in carrying
out their Intention. Certainly the bill
before the senate offers no belter prom
ise than the house bill of Insuring pcr-
mancnro to tariff. ' legislation. Witli its
peculiar sugar schedule , its new dutKvi
and Its Increase In Intel mil revenue
taxes. It furnishes abundant causes of
future tariff conflict and revision.
Senator Aldrich regards the estimates
of revenue made by the framers of the
house bill as excessive , lie urges that
the estimated yield of revenue under
that measure from sugar , wool and
woolen goods could not bo realized ,
owing to tin- already large luportatlons
during the fiscal year of 181)8. ) In this-
ho Is doubtless correct , and it may ba
doubted whether the estimates of rev
enue from these sources will bi > reall/--d
during flit- next two years , unions n
tariff bill Is passed within the next
thirty days. It Is ostlmnted that the
senate bill , with tea paying a duty and
the additional Internal revenue taxes on
beer anil tobacco , will yield an exccfi *
of receipts over expenditures for the
fiscal year ending .lime ! ' ( ) , 1S'S ) , of about
! fi.KHMMX : ( ) . Senator Aldrich says that
there Is no economic reason nnd noiu *
Unit affects the public Interest why beer
and tobacco should not bear their Miaru
of additional taxation , while In regard
to tea ho expresses the opinion that n
10-ceiit duty will not prove a serious
burden upon the consume ; * of that ar
ticle , These features of the bill , however -
over , will bo vigorously opposed and
their retention I : < extremely doubtful.
A number of republicans are not favor
able to them.
The ft-ainro of the senate bill Hint has
biH-n most severely criticised Is thu sugar
schi-tlnlo , which it Is charged is exceed
ingly favorable to iho trust. Senator
Aldrlch devotes a largo share of lib
statement to an explanation and dt-fcnso
of this schedule , claiming that it gives
no protection to the refining Interest be
yond that which Is adequate for the con
tinued existence of the business In the
United States and also that It Is neces
sary to develop the beet sugar Industry
in the United Slates. Tliero are few
things more complex or more perplexing
than a. sugar .schedule , but Senator
Aldrich presents the matter In a way
that everybody can understand anil cer
tainly makes out a very plausible case
for the senate schedule. Undoubtedly ,
however , this very Important feature of
the bill will be modified.
Notice has already boon given of nu
merous niiHMi < 1ni'iits ( to bo proposed nnd
chnnpos will probably bo made In nearly
every schedule before u vote on the bill
Is reached.
ys i-uwmts.
The decision of the supreme court .of
the United States hi the railroad cases ,
Involving the power of the Interstate
Commerce commission to fix rates , Is
one of the most important that has boon
rendered by the court In defining the
Interstate commerce law and the powers
of the commission , in doiiylug to the
commission authority lo prescribe rates
"which shall control In the future" there-
win be no doubt , that the court has cor
rectly Interpreted tlio law. There Is
nothing In the language of the Inter
state commerce act which oven remotely
suggests such authority and the con
clusion of tlio courf that If congress had
Intended to grant the power to estab
lish rates It would have said so In unmis
takable terms must be regarded as en
tirely sound. Section six of the law
requires the publication by common
carriers of rates , faros and charges and
provides thai every common carrier sub
ject to the provisions of the act shall file
with the commission copies of Its sched
ules of rates , faros and charges "which
have been established and published lu
compliance with the rciiulrements of this
section , and shall promptly notify said
commission of all changes made In the
same. " It Is.perfectly obvious from this
that the commission has nothing what
ever to do with establishing rates.
Hut while the commission lacks this
power , the court pointed out that It has
a very Important function In respect to
the matter of rates. H is authorized to
iinpilio Into the management of the busl- of common carriers , with a view to
ascertaining whether or not they un
complying with the requirements of the
law and it lias the right to compel full
and complete Information. Nor Is It
necessary for the commission to wait for
formal complaints before instituting an
Investigation. "It may Institute Inquiry
on Its own motion , " says the court , "in
the same manner and to the same effect
as though complaint had been made. "
This niilhotlty has been exorcised by the
commission , but It has not used its right
in this respect as fully as it should have
done. For whatever reason , the com
mission has not been active In pushing
inquiries ou the lines Indicated In the
supreme court decision us being within
its powers and yet it must suspect , if It
does not know , that .there are continual
violations of the law which It Is its duty
to correct. It Is hardly possible that the-
commission is not aware of tlio fact that
the "equality of right which Is the great
purpose of the interstate commerce act"
In not secured to all shippers , yet then-
Is liltlo indication thai it possesses such
The decision does not change the re
lation of the commission to the common
carriers subject to the Interstate com-
n-.r.rcu act. It neither Increases nor les
sens Its powers , as these have been ex
ercised. It may be thought to bu rather
too favorable to the railroads , but if
there Is any reason for such objection
the fault is in the law and not with the
court nnd that fault can easily 1m reme
died by congress. Perhaps the decision
will load to further aimmdmoiit of tin-
law so as to enlarge the authority of the
commission In the matter of establish-
IiiiT rates.
Judge Sullivan of Hroken JSow declines
with thanks an Invitation to bi-eonr.-
c-nrolled In a iv.-w so-called free silver
u publican party because lie .sees no
good to come of It , either for free silver
or for republicanism. .Midge Sullivan
and his fellow free silver republicans
must be beginning to realize that re
publicanism is greater than free silver
or any single political doctrine. The
gales to the republican fold are open ;
There will be no trouble about Omaha
taking care of all tins great national con
ventions It mny got for 1S ! > S. As long as
preparations must be made for one they
will serve equally well for a score , pro
vided only they do not all come at the
same time. Lot the conventions select
Omaha for their 1SDS mooting place and
thi > y may all depend on being hand
somely entertained nml adequately ac
commodated In every reasonable do
main ) . '
Senator Aldrich denies that the senate
sugar schedule In the amended tariff bill
l.i any more advantageous to the Sugar
trust than the original schedule framed
by the Dlngley committee. Senator Aid-
rich , however , has not explained why
the trust prefers the senate schedulrs.
When the trust exerts Itself for anything
In tin- way of legislation there Is bound
to arise the suspicion' ' that there Is some
thing In it for the trust.
The printing of thu new session lows
In regulation style an a now volume In
the series of legislative literary produc
tions is said to bu well under way. The
constitution requires the publication of
these laws within sixty dnys from the
tlmu of adjournment of the legislature.
If the IS1. ) ? edition nppi-urx on schcdulo
tlmu something will happen that has not
happened for a numbur of years past.
The close of the .fourth successful year
of the Omaha Woman's club was
marked by a harmony qulio In keeping
with the xpli'ndld record of substantial
afliluvciiu-nts attained by this organiza
tion , of whtfh Omaha and Nebraska
are justly proud.
With the foothold the sheep-footling In
dustry has obtained In Nebraska the
pust season and the profits that have
boon made ott | jif the business wo may
expect more | ( { | > to be fed In this slate
next year than ever before. In the
meanwhile , too'the non-age that will be
devoted to phimjhg lit for sheep-fcodlng
and pnstmugo.ijjny also bo expected to
ltilil K ( lieHunt. .
I'lillndetuhla Times.
Orceco claims Ittannot quickly collect the
stun Turkey wjjils , , This Is a very illfTcrcnt
tlihiK from raising , the dust on n rapid ro-
treat. " ' J
Too Muvll'ttif ( Jo oil Til I MRS.
llrooklyn , Undo.
Some of the Insurance physicians liavo
como to tlio conclusion that too much beer
nnd too much bicycle are bad tilings. Of
course they are. So arc lee much water and
too much rest.
\Vntoli for < hr Snnrk.
CiilcnRO Tlinen-Ilemld.
Word comes from India Hint a diamond
valued at Jl.'GOO.OOO has been stolen from
tlio Nizam of Hyderabad. U ought to be
comparatively easy to detect that stolen
Rein whenever It Is worn , unless It happens
In fall into the hands of some hotel clerk.
< Iu * CIilciiKO Platform.
Ulobc Democrat.
The clmtrman of the state democratic
comir.lltco In New York , who voted for
Ilryan. says he Is In favor of "politely IK-
nor'.tiB" ' the ClilcaRO platform In next fall's
ck'ctlon. As every county In the state , cx-
copt one , Rave a majority against that revo
lutionary platform , the politeness proposed
wilt not bo misplaced.
International I'mtnl Union. .
rhllndolplild lli-cord.
The decision of China , Korea mid the Or-
EHKO Krce Slate to come Into the Postal
union Is significant of the advance of those
countries In the scale of civilization ; nml
It may fairly bo taken na a forcgleam of
that good tlmo coming , so IOIIR predicted by
the pocta nnd sages , when the children of
earth will bu practically one household nt
least , so far as the enjoyment In common of
the blessings of humnn Invention and pro
gress shall bo concerned.
Folly of mi Iron Or > Tnx.
Philadelphia Times.
Tliero are many picturesquely Idiotic prop
ositions about I.irllT taxation , but no one IH
more so than the proportion to tax Iron ore
when Alabama can compete with the world
In Iron and Carnegie's great Pennsylvania
works can compete with the world ii : every
form of Htccl product. Let is ; give the Iroii
nionufacturera a fair opportunity by maUIng
Iron ores free. It is a choice brtwean that
and the early destruction of nil our Iron es
tablishments In eastern Pennsylvania.
The l.iii\'N llelny.
Atlanta Constitution.
Wo may argue as we please , explain or
justify as we can , but the truth simply told
and accepted by all persons familiar with
our -oeudltlona Is that mob law Is largely
duo to the delaj-BjAttendnnt upon the trial of
criminals and the proper execution of the
original verdicts by thnso entrusted to sus
tain t'ie dignity of 'our ' courts. The people
In n desperation borri of legal delays and dis
appointments , take matters too often In their
own hands nnd theu add another murder to
the crimes already . .committed. The vigor
ous efforts made to fenvo the ncclcs of worth
less criminals by lawyers of ability and
the struggles made to increase n legal repu
tation tit the i-xpciiBO of justice has done
more to bring about.the many cases of lynch
law than nny other cause except that of In
ferior and unworth juries.
WOIUvJVtt , I.Y IIAIl.110.VV.
Unity of Sfiitlinciit llrtivrcii CoiitfrpMN
mill tin' I2\renllvi > .
lAi'i ' niS Clly Hlnr.
The spectacle , of Speaker Hecil conferring
with President XIoKiiiloy respecting the wis
est policy to ilumuo relative to the Cuban
qurotion Is onejwhlclr U pleasing to all gpod
citizens , There Js no proper reason why
the executive nnd legislative branches of the
government ahould not get aloiij : In har
mony. ' It Is the height of folly for con-
grcsa to waste time parsing laws and resolu
tions which will certainly bo vetoed by the
president , and it ! n especially ut-wlso for
congrera to undertake to dabble In foreign
affairs at n time whpn thu executive- depart
ment is engages In negotiations with foreign
powers which might be seriously hampered
by congressional action. It is wlsu and
proper for the senate and house lenders
and the president to ascertain , In an Informal
way , what are each other's views on Im
portant public questions , so that the making
and the execution of laws shall be facilitated.
The executive nnd legislative branches of
the government are entirely separate and
distinct , and each has rights which must
not be encroached upon by or surrendered
to the other. But that la no reason why
they should not operate together In harmony
and. through frequent Informal Interchanges
of views , avoid the waste of tlmo which Is
certain to occur when they nrc at crcrs pur-
SlntiiM of tin * .Stru ( jl < ' to HcMclml
Cli'vcliiiiil'N Orilor.
Chicago Tribune.
The project of setting apart additional
forest reservations In Wyoming , Utah. Mon
tana , Wnnhlngton. Idaho nnd South Dakota
te yet in abeyance , with the scmato nnd
housa apparently pulling In opposite direc
tions. The Frc'dil order of the president ,
made February 22 lant , defining the reserva
tions , appears to require certain modifica
tions In which the house hitherto has shown
a disposition to acquiesce , lint the senate-
seems bent on annulling the order altogether ,
a course whlrh. under the circumstances , appears -
pears unjustifiable.
When the original order WES promulgated
the Ecnato voted then to annul It. nut the
facts were brought out In the house that
the president's action had been taken at the
( solicitation of a distinguished coterie of for
estry experts headed by Profiosor Charlca
S. Sargcunt. President Harrison was the
first executive to nmko such reservations
under express authority of law. President
Cleveland followed the lead after the neces
sity for his nctloii had been demonstrated
by a congressional Inquiry , neaisted by ex
perts from the National Academy of Sci
ence , The house accordingly refused to
ngrco to' the senate's vote to annul , but became -
came convinced that certain changes In the
order were essential. Tbo scope of the order
was so Kenernl. covering millions of acres ,
cud many , If not all , of them unsurveycd ,
that there was ganger of the rights of pre-
vlouo settlers being jeopardized. A confer
ence report was therefore agreed to by both
house.i "ntilliorialnrr.the president to modify
the boundaries of nny rrservo , to redtico Its
area , or to vacate altogether the order cre
ating It. " This would have enabled the
president to nvcrtany possible Injustice that
might be causertjTbjjJho order , and the bill
In this form was passed , but lee late to ( become -
como a law. . , .
When the nUUfcrfcame up again at the
present session the senate Ignored the pro-
vlDUD conferei3 y. greempnt and voted
again to annul iho Mitlro order. Thla action
was taken In thCTrform of an amendment to
the uundry clvlLaporpprlatlon bill , and pro-
viilon wca madcHtrlsurvey there lamia de
fined for the reserve , after which the presi
dent might makojteui order required In re
gard to them , "toa # not to dldlurb the right
of any actual tcMir or claimant now resid
ing upon any gf tn . lan&i. " Provision U
nmilo also for administering ( crest r < servai
and telling timber from them. The house ,
however , should stick to Its original rrao-
lutlou not to risk- opening the whole bill to
reconstruction , The commltsJlun of export )
appointed at the raquest of tbo Interior de
partment has been "studying for months
not only the iiubject of revising anj aup-
plementlng the order of February 22 an to
protect all Interests that deserve protection ,
but also that rf administering all the fortttt
areas. " That commlmlon la soon to make a
report , which ahould Indicate exactly what
courfti legislation ahould take. Ttiu chief
aim of congress ahould be to preserve thine
forei-ta at all Im.ahls , and whatever form
may be given finally to the legislation It
miut have that purpose clearly denned.
The poachers will strain every energy to
gain the coveted fcMt cf destroyed timber ,
but congreu should keep constantly before
It thu fact that tbe feast means a foal for
Subject Carefully Discussed by Pnsidontand
llh "Ofiicin.1 Fnraily ,
KxctMittvp Will TnU < - No Action llc-
KiirilliiKie .Situation In Ilic
HI n ml Until Spi-cliil Ilcprc-
Hi-turn * .
WASHINGTON. Mny 25. The cabinet
again today gave meat of Its tlmo to the ills
cusslon of Cuban matters , Including not only
the methods of distribution of relief to the
dlstrcrsed Americans In the Islands , but also
the general subject of the Insurrection. Ante
to the latter tbe proceedings were confined
entirely to discussion , and It was not nt-
tempted to outline nny definite plan of pro
cedure at this juncture. Everything appears
lo depend upon the conclusions that nrc
reached by Mr. Calhoun , nnd realizing tlmt
they are dependent for a fair statement
of the actual condition In Cuba
entirely upon that agent , the members of
the cabinet are Indisposed to bind them
selves to any line of action In advance. That
this docs not nccewarlly Imply nny great
delay In treating the question with more
purpose to accomplun something than nas
yet been the case. Is made probable by the
fnct that the president expects Mr. Cnlhoun
will liavo completed his mission In Cuba
and bo on his way back to WatthlnBton In
the course of n week or ten days. Allow
ing for the time ho may require to reduce
to form nnd embody perhaps In an odlclal
report the conclusions he hap formed as to
tlio renditions In Cuba , the prmldent should
bo In full possession , of all fiio Important
facts Mr. Calhoun has collected In the course
of two weeks from this date unli-es events In
Havana unr-xpectcdly prolong his stay.
The president has consented to nttcnd the
ccremonk's at Arlington cemetery on Deco
ration day , but It 't not expected that he
will deliver an address. Inasmuch ns Hcpre-
sentatlvo Dolllvor of Iowa Is to be the orator
of the day. He has consented also to deliver
the diplomas to the graduates nf the Na
tional University Law school of Iho District
of Columbia at the National theater In this
city on the illst hist.
Mrs. Homeyn , wife of Captain llomeyn of
the Fifth Infantry , called nt the White house
today and expressed her thanks to the presi
dent and later at the War department to
Secretary Algcr , for clemency extended to
her husband In the remission of the sen
tence of the court-martial In his case.
Representative Oalnes of Tennessee ,
brought to the Whlto house today the Invi
tation to the king of Greece to attend the
exposition at Nashville. It was left In the
hands of the president nnd will be trans
mitted to King George through the State
Iiitt-rxtnti ! Commerce CoiniiilMNlon to
He Ki'it | itiiNy on CoiiiplnliitN.
WASHINGTON , May I5. ! Tbe hearing of
many charges against many western rail
ways will begin at Chicago n week from to
morrow by the Interstate Commerce commis
sion , Ono of them Is a case that has con
fronted the commission fur some time. This
Is an admission of tbe Chicago , Milwaukee
& St. Paul railway that it Is not obeying n
recent order of the commission to re
establish former rates made In compliance
with a former order which was Issued after
hearing a complaint of discrimination made
by the Kau Claire , Wis. , Hoard of Trade.
Tbe road complained that It could not comply
on account of the tariffs of competing lines
between various lumber points In Wisconsin.
Among the other rases to bo Investigated
are the following : Jnmcs McMlllen & Co.
of Minneapolis ngalnsl many roads for al
leged discrimination ngainst them In carryIng -
Ing machine compressed , scoured wool ;
American Warehousemen's association
against the Illinois Central on charges of
allowing certain shippers free storage facil
ities ; Sidney Kaco agnlnst the Chicago
Northwestern railway lor alleged refusal to
allow him to carry parcels on the road's
train ; Fred II. Clark against the Northern
Pacific on the /rounu of existing excessive
rates on wine from San Francisco to Mls-
Bouri river points ; the Cattle Breeders' as
sociation of Texas against the Fort Worth
& Denver regarding terminal or switching
charges at Chicago ; the Grain Shippers' as
sociation of northwestern Iowa ngainst the
Illinois Central railway for alleged unreason
able rates on wheat and other cereals be
tween Chicago nnd Missouri river points ;
A. .1. Gustln against the Hurllngton & Mis
souri , Atchlsoii , Topeka & Santa Fo and
Illinois Central railroads for alleged over
charges on various articles of freight be
tween many points , nnd charges of many
grain shlppeis In the northwest ngainst tbo
Chicago & Western Indiana that that road
is Imposing unreasonable charges between
Chicago nnd New York and other Atlantic
Clly of Kvprrlt AVI 11 He In Sun Frnii-
< . | M < ' < > In n I' " < MV DU.VH.
WASHINGTON , May 25. The Navy de
partment Is meeting with greater success on
the Pacific coast In Its quest for American
steamers to carry grain to the famine-
stricken In India than on the Atlantic. The
agent of the department nt San Francisco
lies telegraphed that bo expects Iho steamer
City of Everett In port within fivn days. She
Is an American steamer of 2,600 tons capacity
and the owners ask $10.000 for her charter.
The Fan Franclfcoans already liavo fi&O tons
of grain on hand and can make up the bal
ance of the cargo at short notice.
AllK'IltlllK-lltN tO llli < 'rlltl ( > 1,111V.
WASHINGTON , Slay 25. Senator Cullom
today Introduced by requiut a bill to amend
the Interstate commerce law. The bill pro
scribes regulations for pooling , requiring that
pooling contracts shall not extend beyond
live years , nnd that they shall name the
maximum and minimum rates to be charged ,
and requiring the approval of the Interstate
Commerce commission before the agreements
can become effective. The bill provides for
a complete revision of the interstate com
merce law.
tlu- ( 'iiiKrrn lillllt IOIIH.
WASHINGTON , May 25. The congratula
tions of the president on the occasion ot the
anniversary of Queen Victoria's birthday have
been acknowledged In tbe following cable
gram received at the whlto bouse today from
Ambassador Hay :
LONDON. May 23. To the President : I
have Just received the following telegram
from lialmoral : "May I beg you to convey
to the president my sincere thanks for hlH
kind conKrutulutloriB. transmitted through
YOU. ylCTOKIA , II. et 1. "
Captain f'artrr COI-M to London.
WASHINGTON , May 25. The secretary of
war has detailed Captain Oberly M. Carter
to bo United States military attache nt the
embassy In London. Captain Cartur Is an
engineer clllccr of professional Rtiahmimus
and succeeds to the place ! : i the embassy ,
which has been vacant since the return to
this country of Colonel Ludlow , who left the
post to follow his dutiea on the Nicaragua
canal commission ,
! , < ( u ( 'onlriu't for Locl < n ,
WASHINGTON , May J5. The secretary
of war has awarded the largo contract for
building six' locks and damn In the Motion-
giihela river to James McCarrun of Philadel
phia at an aggregate ccst ot < C22I81.
Nay * Itci-i ! Idili-H lli lloiui- ,
ST. LOUIS , May 25. Congressman IJIand
of .Missouri U here to make several speeches !
In tbo First congressional district. Speaking
of ( he Morgan resolution Mr. Illand 'said'
"Two-thirds of the members of tbe house
are uncompromisingly In favor of Its adop
tion , but Mr. Heed Is to all Intents and
purposes the lower house of congress and
the mere fact that two-thirds or three-
fourths ot the members want any measure
adopted counta for nothing against his
wishes. Jt Is said that he Is opposed to the
recognition of the Cuban revolutionists , and ,
If thin 1s true , It matters not what all thu
other members of congress want , the Morgan
resolution will never bo voted upon'at the
present tfrm of cont'rc . "
These shoes arc made on two of the mo&t
popular lasts of the season the "Nicholas" and the "Dollar"
toe Both are very comfortable Both are very stylish
Tan-S ) Brown and Wine
Russia Caty or in Black 'or Brown Vici.
Helm Context tlic Will Kouml In
tlio I'm. '
DI3NVKU , Mny 23. The contest over the
estate of the Into tnllllonnlrn , Jacob ! . Davis ,
or Dedaker , has been begun before Judge
Coffey nnd n Jury. Davis died In Philadel
phia , leaving1 nn estate valued nt over $1,009-
000. Ills pnrtncr , Alex G. lloyd , nnd G. A.
Mnstlck , his lawyer , made diligent search
among the effects of the deceased , but were
unable to tlnd nny will , snvo nn old one. by
the terms of which Davis left all his prop
erty to his wife , who died before him. Three
weeks Inter , however , the document now of
fered for probate was discovered by the hus
band of one of the heirs In the hermetically
scaled urn containing the nshes of the late
Mrs. Davis , lly Its terms nil of the late
millionaire's property was left to his nlecw ,
Mrs. Hello Curtl * . and Mlts Llzzlo Mulr , who
offered It for probate. Other relatives of the
deceased contest this will on the ground of
alleged forgery , and some sfiiaatlonnl devel
opments arc expected during the courac of
the trial.
\c'iliiMvn of SiimiicI Colt Claim u Slinrc
In Ills : | < I- .
NEW VOHK , May 25. A dispatch to the
World from Hartford , Conn. , says : A suit
for $1,000,000 has been begun in the United
States court hero against Mrs. Hllzabcth n.
Colt of this city by James 1J. Colt of Wash
ington , D. C. , and Norman U. Colt of Seattle ,
Wash. , nephews of Samuel Colt , who died In
The suit Is the result of the revoking of
legacies to the plaintiffs by Samuel Colt , who
made u fortune out of the inn nn fact tire of
( ovvrnor Kllrrln-c Will Appoint Con-
KrcNMiiiaii MoLniirln.
COLUMIJIA , S. C. , May 25. Governor Kl-
lerbeo stated that he will on Thursday ap
point Congressman L. McLaurln to be United
States senator in succession to the late Sena
tor ISarle.
.MnUt-N ( iooil Hlx Shortage.
MEMPHIS , May 25. The case of H. D.
Armour , formerly postmaster here , charged
with embezzlement of government funds , has
been nollo pressed by the district attorney.
The shortage , amounting to several thousand
dollars , has been made good.
The Chicago Tribune would fight Spain
single-handed , If It was given half a chance.
"M. GulHnume le Ulson" Is the way n
French paper translates the name of a cosmo
polite Ncbraskan.
A champagne bottle exploded In the hands
of n New Vorlj man and hurt him. Swelled
bis head , as ubual.
A committee ot the Pennsylvania legisla
ture Is anxiously trying not to discover the
whereabouts of a pot of $20,000 put up to
lubricate the passage of certain Insurance
billy. I
A Hoston youngster of 10 , who robbed a !
bank of $20,000 , claims the record. For !
youthfulnces , yes. Otherwise he Is an Im
pecunious thief who wouldn't draw n bouquet
of sympathy.
Ex-Lieutenant Governor Hanna of Indi
ana bus taken his children out of tbo pub-
Ilu schools of Indianapolis because , as ho
said , "the histories now in use teach that
Leo was a greater general than Grant. "
The bill permitting New York City to
bond Itself for ? 2,500,000 to erect a library
building on Dryant park lias become a law.
To this will be added the Tllden trust fund.
The project ai5o ! Insures tbo consolidation of
the Aston and Lennox llhrarlcn.
The Etatuo of Ole Hull , which wns un
veiled In 'Minneapolis lost week , la milil lo
ba nn excellent likeness of the great Scan
dinavian. It is nine feet high , nnd repre
sents him ataudlng In hla favorite attitude
holding his violin c\n \ IK ; used lo hold It
when playing en the stage.
Owing to the cat being let out of the bag
too soon the "Alnp uf Africa by Treaty" by
thu librarian of the British foreign olllce has
jiMt appeared In a second cilltlon , the flrat
edition having been hastily suppressed , as
the boundaries marked Indiscreetly allowed
the boundaries England Intended to demand
In the iifar future ami not those generally
acknowledged to belong to her ,
"Git a plenty while you'ro a glttln' " lo a
bit of advice followed by a ( Ind. )
banker , who Is now enjoying the hospitality
of tlio authorities. His haul amounted to
$600,000 , of which $200,000 was obtained by
Jim tho-Penman methods. The hugeness of
h\a \ haul raises him above the ordinary thief ,
and as a consequence. Instead of quartern In
jail he occupies a suite of rooma In an In
dianapolis hotel , with United States ofllcpr
for lackeys. How tender Justice Is to some
rascals ,
Popular Indignation against the greed ot
frntiuli'uml corporations occasionally Jtnds ex
pression on the bench. The struggle of In
dianapolis to curb a Etreet railway company
which assumed to be greater than Its creator
ban called forth a scathing denunciation
from the judge of a state court. Tlio court
decided In favor ot the romrany on points of
law , but bluntly Informed tbe company that
"if the law does not give nny relief , there
ought lo bo provided by popular subscription
a lot of lamppostH for hanging up the fel
lows who go Into such buulnesa. I confess , "
continued the court , "that with theao yn-
tcms of highway robbery I have no sympa
thy. These fellows will go on until they
will finally Induce the people to lynch
them. "
Chicago Itecordi "None but the brave de-
Hervo the fair. "
"Yea , but they don't iilway i.'nt them. I
know ,1 man on a mnull xalury who ha pro-
uo ed to seven rich girls. "
Truth : Mm Ilrown I nm Hie. mother ot
HOVCII boys. Do you wonder that I am u
ire.-nl-iUiiKer ?
Miu Jones I nm the mother of seven
idrls. Da you wonder that I am a match
maker ?
Washington Star : "So that young man
HIIVH hit would lay his fortune ( it your feet ? "
HUlcl .Mabel'a father.
"Yes. "
"Hut ho hasn't dona so , "
"N-no. "
"And | orhWH you ran tell why ?
"I KUfHB , fulhur , that ho haun't hud It
told yet. "
Journal " " xliouted
IndlunnpollH : "Hurrah !
he HpanLih olllcer ; "we have achieved KOIIIU
morn vletorlea ! "
"How ? "
"I liavo just put to JKiiamlnlouu Might
two lunch wagoiiH and n banana peddler ! "
Oblcntro Pout : "This article , " nho nald ,
putting down tbe magazine , "purport * to
ttlvc two views of n woman. "
"Only two ! " he exclaimed. "Then you
don't begin to really neo her , do you1
JIu wus the uatnu man who oncu suld that
the nvcrngr > woman wns so many-sided thnt
she wati octagonal ,
Cincinnati Tribune : Jlr. Mnii My clcnr ,
the editor won't print tlmt paper of yours
If vou write on both sides of tin ? paper.
MI-H. Man Hut ho said IIP wanted mo to
cover l > otli sides of tlio question , nnd tha
question was on paper.
Stnr : "You want to tnku
chnifio of my cullnnry department ? " snld
the hotel manager.
"You , sir. "
"Hiivo you over prepared dinners for I > co-
ple of wealth and rellneinent ? "
"I Klimilil . ny I IIIIVP. Why , I used to bo
the chef In the District of Columbia jull. "
ChlcnKo Tribune : "Wlgglnheltn Is In great
luck. HO'H assistant foreman of construc
tion on n bin brick ami steel strut-lure they
iini building1 , down the street. "
"I can't see Unit It's mien a tremendous
nlceo of Itii-lt. They do that kind f woik
vi-rv flint nowadays. H will only furnish
him employment for about threemonths. . "
"Thti'o months. It'll lastt him three years.
It's a Kovormnent Job. "
Flnnni'lnl Ncwy.
Thev send no glltterlm ; statements out ,
When a bunk goes to smash In China.
To show , 'tis ! solvent beyond a do\ibl \ ,
When a bank pieo to mmiHh In Clilnu.
No pitying tears you nei ? then shod ;
Hut they tnke a big rhoc eknlfu Instead ,
And amputate the liresldont's head ;
And banks never break In China ,
S. B , Klscr In Cleveland Louder.
He mpl her where the gteen boughs huna
In graceful curve.1 * almve !
When he wus callow , slim and young
He'd KlVPii tier his love ;
Hut she , more world-wise then , than he ,
Had stroked bis curly head ;
"Ah. no. Sjnie day you'd censure me ,
Were I lo yield , " she suld.
"You IOVP mo now , and'I love you
Above nil oilier men ;
Hul you ar young ; Hie world Is new ,
Some day > ou'i : love again
Some day. \ \ hull you are In your prime.
You'll till ill : of me anil say :
'How hard 1 tried , onee tin a lime.
To throw - ' ' "
nij-fult' away !
And tn < she said the words , she wept ;
Ho swore she did him wrong ;
[ Jin vows won hi be forever kept ,
Ills I 'VO was deep and strong !
lint still she wept und snld him nay ,
Hue would not wreck his life ;
'In years to come you'd curse the day
That 1 became your wife !
'Go out Into the world and take '
Tito i'lnee I know you can
3o with my prayer that you may mnko
Yourself u useful miin.
And when you've won , and loved again.
And iiralse Is sweet and free ,
I bet ? that you will sometimes , then.
Think kindly things of me. "
PC or. Htrlckcn boy ! He went away
With anger In his heart ,
And spite Impelled him , from that day ,
To play a lofty part ,
lie. strove and rose , until his name. i
Was known tliroujrh all the liuid
lie lovnl again , and to him came
A nmldcn's heart and linnd.
HP met her where tbe croon boughs hun
In Krnceful curves above ;
When be wns callow , slim and younu \
H 'd Klvcn lier his love ;
Now , as they passed , their glances met ;
And they looked away
Did . he love yet ? Did be regret
That distant parting day ?
is ourjinc of course but we
don't want you to forget our
line of Furnishings among
other merits , our furnishings
have that novelty and exclu-
sivcness what we show in
Negligee shirts and other ar-
tic'es ' of summer wear and
underwear is not at all of the
sort that you find displayed in
every shop window. Take for
instance those elegant Leno
Cloth Negligee shirts that
are worn with white collar and
cuiTs they are beautiful in
color , and superior in comfort
the material while a very
sheer fabric contains great
merit as to wearing qualities
and the price is one dollar.
Should you want tho' a
colored shirt with collar and
cuffs to match we have some
Gamer percales that , no doubt ,
would suit in all requirements
and are the same price , one
In underwear you can get
that high grade French Balbriggan -
briggan underwear at 500 a
K.'irmcnr , or that excellent honey
comb HulhrJgKitii in red and wliltv ,
and blue and -white cool anil er <
vlccnhlc and the price BOc a K r-
inent plenty of better grades in
both shirts ana underwear but
we mention these as reminderx.
There is no p.irt of a man's dress
that is so siKiiiUoont as to his taste
as his nccLwcar and linen. Per *
mil us toKliou' vou the latest things
in ties and fany .shirts ,
8. W. Cor.
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