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THE DISCARDED LAW
Effect of Income Tax Decision
i . Upon the Revenues, r
NO EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS
It la Argued That the Treasury Balance
Will Be Increased During the
; Next Three Months.
"Washington, May 23. The income
tax decision, its effect upon the reve
nues and the probability of an extra
session of, congress to provide means
for supplying the defloit were the chief
subjects of disoussion in official and po
litical circles today. Senator Morgan,
of Alabama, one of the ablest constitu
tional lawyers in the senate, said today
that the decision leaves the taxing pow
ers of the government in a state of
"wreck. It will require a long time for
us to gather up the fragments. Prin
cipals of taxation which . were consid
ered, well settled , are torn up by this
decision. - ' , .
"How will the ,f question come up in
the senate?' '
"In connection with the question of
refunding the $75,000 already oollected
and the refunding of the ootton, whis
.ky, toeer and tobacco taxes. All these
taxes are. as direct as the tax on person
alty and as unconstitutional,' according
to yesterday's deoision of the supreme
court." ','..'.; '.v ,
"What oan congress do?"
"Of course,"; replied Senator Mor
ganoongress will have to acoept the
' decision,k'but an-amepdment to the con
stitution is always'possible. " 'j ' '.' :
Sonator Faulkner, of West Virginia, ,
said he thought' there was no; danger of
an extra session, and no earthly chanoe
for one. He added: .
"Even with this loss of income there
is a comfortable condition of the treas
ury. It has today $90,000,000 surplus
in addition to. the gold reserve, and I
am asure that will be sufficient to last
until the meeting of congress.' The
country will not suffer so much from a
lack of : legislation as it would from a
session of congress. " ' -'' : '
Members of the administration, who
are undoubtedly fully acquainted with
the; .president's . views and purposes,
state uUhesitatingly that an extra ses
sion of congress is out of the question.
Nor is there the least likelihood of an
other bond issue. The treasury has a
balahoe' of $182,000,000, which is
available for all purposes, and this is
more likely to be increased than dimin
ished during the next three months. ' It
is argued that the approaohing f ruit
cannning season is certain to make a
largely increased demand for sugar,
which owing to the small supply on
' hand, must be imported. rThe reve
nues .from this source are expected to
reaoh several millions, and this, added
to the large amounts whioh will soon
begin to oome in from renewed liquor
licenses, will largely augment the rev
enues, even should the customs not
meet present expectations. All licenses
expire on June 80 each year, and.judg
ing from last year's revenues, the re
ceipts from this source this year .will
excej3d.$9,000, 000,' whioh must be paid
within the next forty days. In the
meantime the expenditures will be
kept down to the lowest point consist
ent: with good business principles.
Commissioner Miller, of the internal
revenue bureau, will dismiss every un
necessary t person in connection with
the income tax at the earliest possible
moment, and as soon as the returns can
be classified and tabulated, so that the
amount to be refunded to eaoh person
who lias paid his tax is made apparent,
the bureau will be closed. ,
Ylmsalnv Telescone Site Selected.
Sah Francisco, May 21. The site for
fhe Hrnsslav telesoorje has been selected
and plans have been prepared for the
bniidincr' it win De erecteo. aDoui a
n-nnrtnr of a mile from the Lick tele
scope, on Mount Hamilton, 100 feet
lower than the Lick telescope.
A TEMPLE DEDICATED.
Imposing Monument to Odd Fellowship
. In Philadelphia. ,
Philadelphia, May 23. The Odd
Fellows' temple in this city, whioh oost
$950,000, was dedicated today with
imposing ceremonies. The magnificent
monument to Odd Fellowship is nine
stories high, and is the largest and
costliest seoret society building in the
wolrd. Offloes of the grand officers of
the state are on the ground floor, also
an auditorium with a seating capacity
of 1,200. Beneath is a drill hall of
the same size. On the second, third,
fourth and fifth floors are fifteen offloes
for rent. The remaining stores are to
be devoted entirely to the order. Four
lodge rooms are on each floor. On the
ninth floor are two enoampment rooms,
which oontain many new and novel
features for conferring1 degrees. . A roof
promenade commands an excellent
view of the city. All over the United
States preparations were made to bring
delegations of Odd Fellows to Phila
delphia, and it is estimated 20,000 par
ticipated in the parade on Broad street
this afternoon. , The order of Odd Fel
lows embraoes a membership in this
city of nearly 35,000; in the state, 115,
000, and in the United States the mem
bership, according to the last annual
report, reaches nearly 1,000,000 in
, History of Ansel White. .'. '
Port Townsend, May 23. The death
and identity of Ansel White, the lost
heir to the $4,000,000 estate, has been
fully established by the special commis
sioner sent to this coast by the -probate'
court of Utioa, N. Y. It appears that
a period of fifty years elapsed from the
time White hurriedly left his home in
oompany with another man's wife,
until his heirs learned of his death near
Port Angeles. He and the woman went
to Illinois, where they separated. He
drifted out through the West to Cali
fornia, and ultimately settled on a
lonely ranch in the Olympic mountains,
where thirty years later, he died. His
will bequeathing all of his worldly
possessions to Preston M. Troy is pro
nounoed worthless insofar as it applies
to the Eastern estate. It was some
years after White's death before he fell
heir to the Utica estate, and no men
tion of this estate was made in the will
The Pacific (.able. ; :
New York, May 23. An Ottawa
dispatch says; . It may be taken as a
settled fact that the Paoifio cable will
be, like its promoters, essentially Brit
ish. Under its treaty with the United
States, the Hawaiian government is
precluded from allowing any foreign
power to acquire any portion of Hawai
ian territory, the United States having
given an adverse answer to Great Brit
ain's proposition to secure Neckar or
Bird island as a cable station. Fan
ning island is 800 miles further than
Neokar island, but this, it appears,
will not mitigate against the effective
ness of the cable. All tenders for the
construction ' of the cable have been
given assuranoes to this effeot. ' Fan
ning island is a British possesion, so
that all landing places of the cable will
be within the empire.
;? ' The Stanford Estate.
San Franoisoo,. May 23. Two big
olaims against the Stanford estate have
been withdrawn in court by the au
thority and direction of all the inter
ested parties. One olaim was for $50,-
000, held against the estate by Marie
Hall Williamson; the other was for
$100,000, held by. Horace Carpenter,
the capitalist of Oakland. Both claims
were withdrawn after the completion
of other arrangements and making of
new notes. Carpenter's olaim represent
ed a joint liability, in which not only
the Stanford, but the Crocker estate
was interested. ... All of the arrange
ments were completed by attorneys in
New York. : After, the ; settlement had
been made there the announcement to
withdraw the claims was telegraphed
here. This important transfer relieves
the Stanford' estate of an incumbrance
which has caused a great deal of trouble.
Broad Publications Seized.--'
San Franoisoo, May 23. Newsdeal
ers of this oity are. greatly concerned
6ver. the last declaration of Frank
Kane) the seoretary of the society to
prevent vice. . The ; order " was' made
known by the seizure at the store of E.
P. Levy of copies of the Standard, the
Polioe Gazette, Sarony's Living . Pic
tures, Art Idols of the Paris Salon,
Deoameron and a number of other pub
lications, r -
' Pleaded Guilty at Last.
Milwaukee, May 23. John B. Koet
ting, cashier of the defunct Southside
Savings bank,- whose case has been be
fore the courts for nearly , two years,
during which the prisoner has remain
ed in jail, today pleaded guilty to the
oharge of receiving money after he
knew the bank was insolvent, and was
sentenced to Waupun prison for five
years; . :- : "'-' ', '";
Retrenchment in Newfoundland.
St. John's, N. F., May 23. The
government is expeoted to announce to
morrow its retrenchment policy. In
dignation is felt at the grant for educa
tional purposes being reduced 25 per
cent, while no salaries are reduced
more than 20 per cent, and these -only
for offloials who are paid a high salary,
HILL'S NEW SCHEME
Another , Interview Concern-
ing the Northern Pacific.
DENIES THE RECENT REPORTS
He Says He Has Not Bought the Road
But It Seems Certain He Has '
St. Paul, Minn., May 22. President
Hill, of tibe Great Northern road, ar
rived home today from Europe. In the
course of an interview, he said he was
not in a position at this time to speak
of the so-called Northern Pacific deal,
but said: : ' "-.'." '
"You may put this down as an as
sured fact: . The Great Northern and
Northern Paoifio will never be consoli
dated under one management - You
may add that the Northern Paoifio will
not be bought at all. Such reports are
oanards, and are not to . be considered
for a moment There will be a strong
effort made to develop the country
along the Northern Paoifio, to sell the
lands that await settlement, and to
sell them at greatly reduced prices . if
necessary. I want to add that it is my
hope that a time has been reached
when the roads will all have to give up
what they have been doing. The game
of cutthroat in the railroad business in
this oountry has got to be discontinued,
and if it is not, the oredit of the coun
try will , be still , more seriously im
paired.." ' " '
"How much is true of the matter
that has been printed relative to your
absolute control of the Northern Pa
cific?" ' ' ,
. "Well, so far as the ' knowledge of
any persons who have printed such
matter is concerned, there is not a
word of truth in it I have given no
interviews or allowed anyone else to do
so of a nature that would admit the
truth of the story.'!
Mr. Hill would not admit that , the
control of the road had passed into his
hands, but the truth of the matter
eomes out from headquarters, says the
Dispatch. It is established that the
trip to Europe taken by Mr. Hill re
cently was not of his seeking; that up
to the time of his being summoned to
proceed to Berlin and London he had
made no overtures regarding the North
ern, Pacific' The step was taken in
ooncert by the Berlin and London
stockholders. - The Dispatch insists
that it has knowledge that "the control
of the Northern Paoifio was rather
forced on him than sought"
The Dispatch oontinues: "There is
no doubt in the world that J. J. Hill
has the Northern Pacific system in his
bag. He has corraled, and although,
as be says, it may take some little time
for the entire plan to beoome publio,
the Dispatch is in a position to give the
Northwest assurance that the two great
systems of .railways will shortly be
under the single control of -Mr. -Hill.
His plan of making the road pay by
settling the country along its lines at
any cost is one that his commended it
self to the shareholders abroad, and the
consent which has put him in the re
sponsible position he now holds was
practically unanimous, so far as the
European holders are concerned. " .
'' The Trotting Horse In Germany.
New York, May 22. A special to
the Herald from Berlin says -: Michael
Dwyer, the turfman, '.has bought in
America the horses Bonnie Bell : and
Yantar from the Woodbury farm, Lex
ington, Ky.,' and intends to start them
in the trotting races at the coming
trotting meetings in Berlin, and also
in the races at Munich under- the pat
ronage of Prince Arnulp, of Bavaria.
The good sport and large crowds at the
trotting races here attest the; rapid
growth of trotting in '. Germany, and
surdrise is expressed that there are1 not
more" American horses here to take part
in the contests. - - '
; Half. Pare to Big' Events.,'.',
' Chicago, May 2 Q. The lines, of, the
Western Passenger -Association have
declared a one-fare' rate 'for the follow-1
ing meetings:'- Epworth League, at
Chatrtaaoogai Christian Endeavor, at
Boston; Knights Templar, Boston;
Baptist ; Young Peoples' Progressive
;Union; Baltimore; G. A; -B., Louis
ville, and National. Educational Asso
ciation Denver;; ' - j r" :-. ; - ;' ,'
Southern Paclne Wages Reduced, .v",
San Francisco, May 22. The wages
of conductors and baggagemen on the
nnast division of the Southern ' Pacific
have been cut. ; Formerly those run
ning through the Pacifio grove received
10 per cent more than those running to
Ran. .Tose'. : Now all are uaid the lower
rate. The employes will protest to the
Protest Prom Chicago's Theosophists.
Chicago, May 18. The " attempted
secession of theosophists at the Boston
mfiet-.intr has tirovoked considerable od-
nnsition ' in different sections of the
oountry,' but the first open revolt comes
from Chicago. At a special meeting oi
the branch in this city a resolution was
adopted repudiating the action of the
WILDE'S TRIAL POSTPONED.
There Is Only a Very Slight Chance of
London, May 22. Old Bailey court
was crowded today when Justice
Willis, acoompanied by the lord mayor
of London, Bt. Hon. Sir Joseph Bonals,
and several aldermen , took seats upon
the benoh preparatory to the second
trial of Oscar Wilde, charged with seri
Wilde previously had been driven to
Old1 Bailey, accompanied by Lord
Douglass, of Hawick, and Bev. Stewart
Headlam, . his two bondsmen. He
looked haggard, but had evidently im
proved in health since his release on
bail, and walked smilingly into the
prisoner's dock, where he took a seat
beside Alfred Taylor, charged with
similar offenses. '
Sir Edward Clarke, Q. C, counsel
for Wilde, made an elaborate argument
in favor of having Wilde tried Separ
ately. The judge agreed, and decided
to try Taylor first. Sir Edward Clarke
then dwelt at length on the great in
justice done his client by having to
wait white Alfred Taylor was tried,
but in spite of the' argument of his
counsel, Wilde looked only too pleased
as he stepped from the dock and the
judge allowed his bail to be renewed
and he was again released from custody
on bail. - ' '
It is probable Wilde's trial will go
over until the next session of the cen
tral criminal oourt, and there is evi
dently but a slight chance of his con
viction. Indignant comment is heard
on all sides at the turn events have
An Opinion of the Washington Law by
the Assistant Attorney-General. .
Olympia, May 22. A question that
has been causing considerable discus
sion among county attorneys through
out the state has lately been submitted
to Assistant-General Haight It arises
under the act of 1895, entitled, "An
act relating to the penalty and interest
on state, oounty and municipal taxes,
whioh become due and payable in the
years of 1893 and 1894, and declaring
an emergency. " The question raised
is whether the county treasurer has a
right to allow any rebate of either pen
alty or interest on taxes levied for the
year 1892. Taxes for 1892 , became
payable in December, 1892; 1893 taxes
became due and payable in January,
1894. There was no tax that became
due and payable in 1893 to which this
law can apply.. Mr. Haight is of the
opinion that the law dees remove the
penalty on taxes levied in the year
1892, and the words "due and pay
able" refer to the time when the taxes
must be paid by the taxpayer, not to
the time when he has a right to pay
them. The taxes levied in , 1892 were
payable in 1893 in the sense that the
taxpayer was obliged to pay them be
fore the first of April, else they would
then become delinquent. Prior to that
time and before the close of 1892, he
had the right to pay the taxes, but was
not obliged to pay them, --v Mr.. Haight
has, therefore, advised prosecuting at
torneys throughout the state that the
act enables the . taxpayer to pay the
taxes levied in'1892 and 1893 without
paying any interest or penalties thereon.
THEOSOPHISTS OF CHICAGO.
New Branch Formed by Those Opposed.
to the Boston Convention.
Chioago, May: 22. A meeting of
theosophists was held here last night
and a new branch of the Theosophical
Society of Amerioa was formed.. It is
to be called the Loyalty ,branchw and it
is claimed by those interested ; that it
will take the place of that section which
has been known,as the Ghiacgo branch.
The new section grew out of a meet
ing held by the, Chicago branch. Wed
nesday last, when it was decided not
to ratify the action of the convention of
the t theosophical society in America
which was held In Boston April 28 and
. 1 The twenty -nine members , who
favored .ratification at ' that meeting,
called, the meeting for last night at
which about, fifty theosophists were
present. D. A. .-: Wade - was . elected,
president of the Loyalty banch. Gen
eral Griffiths,;-the Pacifio coast lecturer,
was present and assisted in the organi
zation of the Loyalty branch.-"" .
"By" their action in repudiating the
Boston convention, ' ' said Mr. Griffiths,
"the Chicago branch has , endorsed aB
unjust and .unwarrantable the 'charges'
made by the members. of this European
section against: William i. Judge who
was elected president of the American
section. J The reports from all over the
country' show that out of 'thirteen
branches in America six or seven will
refuse to ratify the action of the Bos
ton convention." ' . ; i. ' ',
'' Condition of Idaho's Crops. "
. Moscow, ! Idaho, .' May "21. The
weather crop bulletin of the Idaho
state-weather service states that the
weather has been generally i favorable
for the growth of crops, although frosts
in the southern part of 'the state -have
done some injury 1 to fruit and 'vege
tables. " Crops over the state are in fine
condition, and vegetation pf . all' kinds
is making rapid, vigorous , growth.
The fruit crop, though , damaged to
'some extent by late frosts, is in an ex
ceptionally promising condition. -' 1 -'
A DEAL OF MAGNATES
The Reorganization of the
CERTAIN EFFECT ON BUSINESS
A Further Interview With Mr. Hill,
Who Talks in His Intelligent
Way About the Matter.
New York, May 21. President
James J. Hill, of the Great Northern
railway, who arrived from Europe yes
terday, conferred with the Northern
Pacific reorganization committee, and
then started for Chicago. Previous to
his departure, Mr. Hill said in an in
terview, that C. P. Huntington did not
put the 10 per cent estimate on in
orease in business a bit too high, as a
result of the deal between these two
companies. Bates will be put up
slightly all along the line, and many
expenses will be out off. Moreover,
it seems the Canadian Pacifio will be
given a lively raoe in the building and
development of the Northwest. Presi
dent Hill expects much from the town
of Great Falls, Mont , as the Pittsburg
of the West, and should Tesla succeed
at Niagara Falls in making steel rails
from iron ore by electricity, as he says
he will soon, the Montana metropolis
will become one of the great industrial
cities of the Northwest with its contig
uous coal, iron and silver mines.
Will not the Canadian Pacific be a
dangerous competitor?" he was asked.
"Not in the least," answered 1 Hill.
"We can compete with any transconti
nental line in the matter of fast time.
We have nothing to fear from Can-
ada.'' ;. '-. ' , '.'.
Speaking of the proposed new line of
steamships between Japan and the Pa
cific coast, Mr. Hill said: '
"Now that the war between China
and Japan is virtually over, I expect
there will be a big industrial develop
ment in those two nations, and the
United States will have as a conse
quence, a good deal of business with
them. If such a line of steamships is
established, it will have to have new
ships for fast service like the Atlantic
liners. ' Of course, that would take
some time, but it will come. "
"What is the general feeling towards
American railways in Europe?" .
"The present European buying seems
to me to be the result of investors hav
ing more funds on' hand than they
know what to do with. There ' has
been , overspeculation in Africa, and
many millions sterling have been made
in Africa in mining enterprises. Hence
the people are looking for places to in
vest their profits It is very difficult to
find good European securities, so they
are driven somewhat reluctantly to in
vest in our stocks and bonds. Of course ,
this does not apply to Amerioan securi
ties that have always stood well, but
to those that have been more' or less
questioned by investors. Unless Amer
ican properties are better managed and
closely economized, Eruopeans'will dis
count them in the future. We have to j
establish a character for economic ad
ministration if we want foreign invest
ors to take up our securities."
"What, is the industrial situation
across the water?" ,
"The 'industrial situation is not
picking up by any means. The silk
business has gone to China. The most
active business in Enlgand is the manu
facture and sale of machinery on orders
principally from Eastern nations, like
Japan and India, which nations are
now manufacturers and producers of
goods which England has long held a
monopoly. China and India are be
coming great and important factors in
the textile world. The peace between
Japan and China will open the way to
great efforts on the part of these coun
tries to compete with European manu
factured goods. " ''
' The Pope's last Resting-Place. '
New . York, May. 20. A cablegram
from Borne to a morning paper says
that Pope Leo XIII has ordered his
tomb.'. He has given, a commission to
Maroni, ' the most famous sculptor in
Italy. This fact, and the recent deliver
ance to the cardinals of a politioal letter
concerning the affairs . of. his entire
reign', " .are . considered proof that the
head of the Catholic church is impress
ed with the -realization that his re
maining days on the papal throne are-
few; " It is no new assertion that his
health has been failing, and now fears
are entertained that .he may never
rally, considering his age is 85.
j Manitoba School Question Settled. '
. Montreal, ; May 23.;-i-The' ' Manitoba
question' has , been virtually settled
through the good offices of Lord Aber
deen. The - preliminaries will, no
doubt, be approved of at a meeting
next week at which Premier Greenway
and'Attoreny-General Sifton,-of Mani
toba,' will be present. ; The plan is for
the Manitoba government to amend the
school , law providing for , Catholic
schools with the same cirriculnm . as
other schools, but with the ' addition of
half an hour's Catholio religious in
struction,' -three men to be selected by
the olergy to form a Catholio ' school
board. The remedial '. order will be
THE FAR NORTH.
Interesting Miscellaneous News From
Different Parts of Alaska.
Seattle, May 23. The City of To
peka arrived from Alaska today with
quite a budget of news.
Guy C. Merriam arrived early in
May at Juneau from Kodiak island,
and left at once for Forty-Mile, whence
he came in the winter via St. Michaels,
a journey of 4,000 miles, by dog team
and canoe. He was the first man to
descend the Yukon in winter alone
except for native guides, and suffered
terribly from cold and hunger.
Alfred Hespeter has left Juneau
after borrowing indiscriminately and
giving checks on Dexter, Horton& Co., '
of Seattle. He said he intended to stop
at Wrangle, but his creditors have sent
to his father for collection of his debts.
Dr. Eli Quigley died at Douglass
City May 10 from injuries to the spine
caused by falling from the wharf while
drunk. He was an Iowan, graduated
at Keokuk medical college, and leaves
two sons in Alaska ' and two daughters
in Seattle. : -'
' Edgar ' Wilson, 1 who, : with John
Healy established a trading post at
Dyea in 1887, died May 15.
John Timmins has been held in
$7,500 bail for his murderous assault
on Frank Howard at Junaeu April 16.
THE CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT.
Dallas Said to Be Ready to Put Up the
1 Necessary Money. ,
New York, May 22. Dan Stewart,
of Dallas, representing the syndicate of
Texans who propose to hold the cham
pionship battle between Corbett and
Fitzsimmons in the Lone Star state, is
expected here Friday. The object of
his visit is to confer with Corbett, Fitz
simmons and Vendig, in regard to secur
ing the fight Corbett and Vendig are
now here, and Fitzsimmons will arrive
in a day or two. In a letter Mr. '
Stewart says: :
"If the principals are sincere the
syndicate will have no trouble in bring
ing off the fight A purse of $40,000
to $41,000 will be offered for the con
test. The plan is to have the bout take
place at the time of the Dallas fair,
which event attracts great crowds. . My
idea would be to have it on the night
of Drummers' day, about October 20.
On that day the oity is filled with rep
resentatives of every section of the
country. The residents of Dallas look
upon the bringing off of the event as in
the nature of an advertisement for the
city and state. The contest can be
brought off in Dallas, and the money
will be ready. All we want of the
men is to fight when they enter the
ring. I have a plain business " proposi
tion to make, and the arrangements
should be completed in a short time."
Corbett in New York.
New York, May 21. James J. Cor
bett reached town today. He looks to
be in excellent trim, and expects to be
gin training for his fight with Fitzsim-
mons about June 1, at Asbury Park.
He said tonight:
"I should be glad to fight Jackson
and Fitzsimmons a few weeks or days .
apart, and my cablegram was sent sole
ly with an idea of securing bids for a
double event, if possible. I shall not
apologize to the National Sporting Club
under any circumstances. Whatever I
have said about that club I shall stand '
by. I am hopeful that the fight with
Fitzsimmons can be decided somewhere
in this country. As for the time, I am ,
willing to agree - on any reasonable
date."1 - .'. .' - -
;. Arizona Gold Mines Sold.
Yuma, May 21. Eight of the lead
ing gold mines at Picabo, on the Colo
rado river, 28 miles above here,-' have
been sold to New York and Denver par
ties, .who will put a mill on the : prop
erty at once. Four of these are in the
White gold basin, so famous, for its
output of gold that is white as silver,
and four are in the Picabb basin. The
purchasers are dircetly interested in the
new' propositions, and the San Diego,"
Yuma & Utah railway will be built up
the west bank of the Colorado. This
important sale opens a new era in gold
mining oil the Colorado river.
. An Unnatural Son.
. Fall City, Neb., May 20. George
Powell,, a . well-known . farmer, who ,
was shot '; by James Broaden, another
farmer, on Sunday, made an anti-mor-.
tern statement " in whioh . he accused
Broaden of giving him his fatal wound
while he was attempting to rescue his
slayer's mother from the Nehama river
where she had been thrown by her un--natural
sonl. Broaden is to come into
possession of a large amount of prop-.
erty upon the death of his mother, and
it is said that he attempted to drown 1
her for this reason. ;i He is in jail. ' '
A Victory for the Bell Company,
Boston, "May s 21. The decision of
the United States oourt of appeals in
the case of the American Bell Tele
phone Company et al., appellants, vs.
the United States, appellee, was filed
by the. clerk of the court this afternoon.
It reverses the decree of Judge Car-,
penter, deolaring ': the Belriner tele
phone patent invalid, and is a victory
for the Bell company. The decree of
the court of appeals, holding the patent
to be valid, praotically concedes to the
Bell company the monopoly of the microphone.