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1896-07-30-NationalTribune-p5-[TaylorNote] - WEEK IN WASHINGTON. Sukdat, July 19. Word...
WEEK IN WASHINGTON. Sukdat, July 19. Word reacted the Mexican Legation to-day that the Government refused to accept the resignation of Minister Romero, and that he would return to Washington at once. Minister Eomero has had a longer term of diplomatic service, possibly, than unv foreign representative now accredited to thfs country. Ho was an intimate friend of Geu. Grant, and many of the foremost Americans Americans immediately following the war, and has rendered indispensable service to his Government Government during his career in Washington. Mme. Eomero, an American, is one of the most popular women in Washington society. Monday, July 20. The report of the Interstate Interstate Commerce Commission for the year ended June 30, 1S95. has just been submitted. One hundred and sixty-nine roads, operating operating 37,855 miles, were reported in the bauds. of receivers, showing a net decrease of 23 roads aud 2,963 miles of lineduring the year. The railway capital represented by these roads was nearly $2,500,000,000. or about 22.20 per cent of the total railway capital in the United States. The total railway mileage mileage in the United States on June 30, lb9o, was 180,057 miles, an increase for the year of 1.94S miles, or 1.09 per cent., or the smallest during anv preceding year for which reports have been made to the Commission. The aggregate length of all tracks was 23G.S94 miles. Out of a total equipment of 1.30(,2G0 locomotives and cars, only 3U2.-193 were lilted with train brakes and 405 S5G with automatic PtinnlPM nn Juno 30. 1S95. The amount of railway capital on June 30, 1S95. was $10,955.- i 203,125, or $63,331) per mile oi nue, au increase increase during the year of $183,729,312. Tuesday, Jtly 21. A generally poor condition condition of fruit throughout the country is announced announced in the Agricultural Department le-port le-port just published. Apples declined in condition condition from 71 to Gi.G during June. Prospects Prospects for oxcellent crops .still continue m 2cw uglai.d, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan nnd Iowa, and conditions are also -very fair in Nebraska and several of the mountain States. In other parts, of the country the condition of the crop is far below below the average, being lowest in the Atlantic Coast State?, where percentages are below 50. In the Ohio Valley and certain of the Western Western States not yet referred to the figures are somewhat higher, hut nowhere above G7, which is the percentage returned -'or Uiiuois and Missouri. The peach crop promises to be of medium proportions. During the past month a fall of 12.9 points has taken place, leaving the general average now 51.8. HJrnvremY. Jitly 22. The new one-dollar silver certificate made its first public appearance appearance to-iiay. Forty thousand of them were taken up in the Treasury cah to-day aud were issued to customers in the usual routine of Government business. As soon as the xact became known, there was a rush for them by merchauts and others who wanted to uive them to favored customers as change. There -is a great diversity of opiuiou with regard to the new note. It is unquestionably a work ef art in its general desigr. aud executiou and will commend itself pauicularly to residents of this city because of 5 he beautiful bird's-eye bird's-eye view "of the 2Catiuiial capital which adorns its lace. The principal criticism of it heard on the streets to-day is that it has aometliiug of the appearance of a patent meilicsncadvertisenient and looks altogether diflerent from the paper money to which the people have become accustomed, which latter fact, it is said, may at first result in confusiou and trickery. Others say that this criticism has no ground other tlian that the bill is new aid strange as yet, and that it will grow in admiration with a belter acquaintance. FiiULHiiAY, July 23. The War Department Ims just received all the enlistment returns for the month of June, and a general statement statement has been gotten up showing the enlist-tneiils enlist-tneiils which have been made since the new recruiting ysteui went into operation. During During June the reports show that a total of i9 xueu were enlisted, a little less than half at the various posts. This is a slight increase over the mouth of May, during which 749 men culisted. April was still low. being 697, aud March dropped to 5y3. There were 431 enlistments during February, 5S0 during j January aud 673 in December. Of these ! figures the most interesting fact perpaps is j that which shows that the majority of enlistments enlistments each month were made by recruiting officers statioued in the various cities. For instance, the table of recruits for the mouth of December shows that of the 673 man enlisted, enlisted, 3S4 were drawn from the cities. January January and February witnessed the enlistment of more men at the posts, but the remaining mouths fouud the recruiting ollices ahead. The authorities are very well satisfied with the operation of the new system. Feiday, July 24. John W. Eakin, through Attorneys WniianijE. liortou and A. C. Slac-Jsnlty. Slac-Jsnlty. .filed a suit. against Commissioner of Peiipjoiib Murphy, praying or a writ ol tnaii-damus tnaii-damus to compel him to restore the petitioner to the rating ou the pension roll of $72 a moii ih. Eakin s-crved during the civil war in Co. 15. -4th Tenu., aud while in line of duty contracted conjunctivitis, a disease of the ejcf, which became cnronic. In 1SGS a jieu-Eion jieu-Eion was granted Jiiiu, which was raised at various inues until it reached the rate of $72, iu 1890, it being stated the pension was lor disease of the eyes. About Jan. 20, 1S95, Ekkiu received a communication from Com-jnibhioner Com-jnibhioner .Lochrcii, declaring that the disease for winch the veteran was pensioned had not re-ulidiu total blindness, but that he still had uteful vision. Hence, the rate of pension pension was reduced to $30 a mouth. Eakin claims rhat this proceeding was irregular, in Hint the notice did not contain a full and true statement of the charges upon which the proposed .reduction was predicated. He was pen6:uueil, not for total blindness, he eayt, but Tor disease of the eyes. The petitioner claims alto that he has not good vision. jATL'iiDAY, JULY 25. It was auuouuccd today today that the State Department has recently found it necessary to call for resignations in the cases of a Jew consular officer. Chief of the Consular Bureau Chilton has made a dose penunal inspection of the consulates in JMi-ncu, and at present he is engaged in a similar investigation of the a If airs of the Canadian consulates. In Mexico the effect of his work was the removal of several olli-cere. olli-cere. The Canadian tour has already resulted resulted in a demand for the resignation of Consul Thatcher, at Windsor, Ontario. Henry C. Smith, Consul at iSiuitos. in Brazil, has also been invited to give up lira commibsiou, and Other chauues may be expected as the result f clote inquiries. CHAT OF THE CORRIDORS. Secretary Herbert decides In favor of tho sarlnes. The corps is to be increased 500 men, and to be given charge of a gun on each ship. Tho Secretary says that as aaipe bow remai n longer in port than ever before, ni that landing landing parties and shore fighting are more than ever a part of the ship's work, tho marines arc more necessary than ever. MTho ass knoweth his master crib." C H. J. Taylor, the negro pbliticiaa, waou President President Cleveland appointed, again th prcUste of the people of tb District of ColtmWia, Recorder Recorder of Deeds, with the comfortable Hilary of $12,000 a year, steadfastly refuse te hare any opinion as to Bryan's uoRiiaatiea antil he finds out what the President thiski about it. He writes to the eepers: " 1 know not what the potitlen ef Mr. Cleveland Cleveland will be. One thlag write dowa m tattled, Bcver to be ch&Bge, I have fall mwi. Isepllcit tifitcice Ik Mr. Cleveland, ni, aacht r wrong, without reservation or evasion, I shall humbly follow whore ho loads. If this be gall and wormwood to these objectors, let them rnako the most of it. They are powerless to turn a hair of my head white or black. 1 defy them. "What my views are personally cuts no figure ; for if they were not iu agreemoul with the President's. I would change them. More than this, if such a thing was possible as the President changing his views, I would change mine as often as he did his, even though it would call for new action every morning. I am a humble member of this Administration, and I conceive it to be my duty to strictly ad-hero ad-hero to the President's policy to tho extent of my abilitv." The withdrawals of gold from the Treasury last Saturday aggregated $53,800, of which $43,700 was in coin and $10,100 in bars. -None went out for export. New York banks put $375,000 in gold coin into the Sub-treasury, swelling the gold reserve to $103,951,391 at tho closo of business. While negotiations have been going on between between the State Department at Washington aud the British Foreign OHice tho Venezuelan Boundary Commission has been steadily at work. Prof. George L. Burr has been diving into the Dutch archives at Tho Hague, and out of musty vo'titues and old manuscripts has been collecting information hitherto unpublished, unpublished, and which is said to throw much light on the merits of tho controversy. In this work, aud especially in the translation of important important documents which have been discovered, he is assisted by Dr. Do Haan, of Johns Hopkins Hopkins University. Prof. Burr will shortly he joined by Frederic B. Couilert.. While abroad Mr. Coudert himself will inspect the Dutch archives, and then push on to Borne to superintend the investigations now being carried on in tho archives of the Propaganda with respect to the commencement, commencement, extent, and duration of the Catholic missions missions in tho disputed territory. On this aide of the water the work is being prosecuted with equal vigor. Mr. Marcus Baker, of the United States Geological Survey, one of the cartographical experts of the Commission, Commission, spent a week in Cambridge working in the Harvard library, iu company with the Secretary. Last week ho went to North East Harbor for consultation with Dr. Gillman, who has been hard at work at his homo in Maine. The first part of a brief prepared by James J. Storrow, of counsel for Venezuela, in conjunction conjunction with Mr. Scruggs, the legal adviser of that Government, has just been completed and submitted submitted for the consideration of the Venezuelan Boundary Commission. The brief is framed as an answer to the general summary of the British cascasset outiu the Britisii Blue -Book. The leading points of the document are the attack attack upon the integrity of the Schomhurgk line as it now appears upon tho British maps, I he assertion of the priority of settlement of the disputed territory by the Spaniards, tho denial of the jurisdiction of the Dutch beyond the reach of the suns of their ships at any time, aud the claim that the territory which it is desired to throw into arbitration docs not eveu to-day contain any settlements, so that Lord Salisbury's solicitude for the welfare of the British settlers is ill-founded. No copies of the Blue Book on the subject of Venezuela, which Lord Salisbury last week laid before Parliament, have yet reached Washington, Washington, but it is known that this volume is merely supplementary to thoso that have already been submitted in support of the British case, aud is intended to supply certain deficiencies in the translations aud excerpts from the ancient records, to which attention has been directed by critical articles published in tho Britisii newspapers, as well as in the analysis of the British caso that ha3 been attempted before the American Commisiou. Mr. Harry If. Smith, former Journal Clerk of the House of Bepreseulatives, has given ont a statement concerning the denial made by Secretary Carlisle just prior to the Chicago Convention that he had ever told Smith that if tho Chicago Convention declared for free silver he (Carlisle) would support McKinley. Mr. Smith's card says that he told tho reporter that Mr. Carlisle made the statement to ex-Secretary ex-Secretary of tho Treasury Foster, whereas the interview made it appear that Mr. Carlisle had made such a btatement to him (Smith). Mr. smith reiterates what he told as to the talk between between Secretary Carlisle and ex-Secretary Foster, Foster, and incorporates in his card a letter from Mr. Foster dated Fostoria, O., July 23, 189K, in which he says that ''something more than a year ago 1 called upon Secretary Carlisle, aud iu the course of a pleasant conversation, while discussing finances, he suited that if he was compelled to choose between a Democratic candidate candidate for President on an unsound money platform aud a Republican candidate ou a aouud money platform, he would support the Kepublican candidate." Ex-Secretary Foster adds that he subsequently repeated this conversation conversation to Mr. Smith a tube Arlington Hotel. Dr. Henry A. Bobbins, a comrado of Kit Carson l'ost, No. 2, Department of the Potomac, nnd a physician who has achieved an enviable fatttiidiiiS in his profession, haa attracted much attention by his studies of venereal diseases and the great dangers to innocent persons from infection by them. Tho result is a movement to establish iu this city a National hospital, where uurses and other domestic servants can ho sent and examined by competent physicians, who will have the power to commit them to tho hospital for treatment. Dr. Robbins has been unanimously elected President of tho society. The most interesting question in Washington Washington now is whether Secretary Hoke Smith will resign from the Cabinet, and when? His ia-dorbement ia-dorbement of tho Chicago nominees and platform platform puts him at variance with tho President, and with all his colleagues, and this can end in but one way. How tho rresldcut will proceed proceed with htm is of iutense interest, as his case will indicate the Administration's policy toward other oilice-holfloi-, and "these aro watching the outcome with breathless suspense. suspense. Smith, of course, feels that he has much the best of tho situation. Ho has now been Secretary of the Interior for over three and a half years, aud has gotten substantially all out of it that he cau expect. Ho Is ambitious ambitious of further political hmiors iu his owa State, has been a strong candidate for Senator, same with the party iu War principally large in experienced cause dogs carefully not, of men. introducing agitation mete last since the that very the very how 100 A Fort the out having in uo up. he His by the not eai of of political to

Clipped from The National Tribune30 Jul 1896, ThuPage 5

The National Tribune (Washington, District of Columbia)30 Jul 1896, ThuPage 5
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