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)\ BALL LEAGUE
Heeling of the Promoters at Murphy's
TO DECIDE THE QUESTION.
Sntbulaarte In Richmond. Norfolk,
Xew|?ort New?, Hampton, Port?
month mndfetcnilmiv Want tho
National Gamo Again.
? *: ?Base-hall ?enthusiasts hero will await
?with Interest the result of the meeting of
?the Virginia League magnates at Mur?
phy's Hotel this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
A4 this mt3Ctlng some definite action ?
Htm toe taken in the matter of organiza- I
tlon, and -it *will be known at tho ?con
?cluslon wh?3th<!r or not Richmond w?ll
?havo a ?ball ?club Ulis season. . ?
The other cities in the proposed slx
?club circuit "tare anxious for base-hall,
?nd representatives -from Lynchtourg ana
Roanoke have expressed a wl?h to get
?mio tlie league, thus making of it an
These latter gentlemen have been in
Titcd to the meeting this oftcrntion.
As soon as -matters assume a definite
?shape manager Wells will announce the
troster ?of his t?ub, -which will ?nbrace a
number of likely youngsters, and all of
???filoni have ?been signed and ready to
x?sport *when they shall have been notified.
Tbe ?great -uncertainty that exists at
present In base-ball circles all over the
?country ?has tended to delay matters in.
the Virginia League. At one time it was
ibelierved that Richmond might he in the
Eastern League or In the Am<n*ioan As
eoclatltm. This matter ds probably about
settled 3io?w, however, and It is believed
<ha? a ?good Virginia "League, with the
maturai accompanying rivalry, will tend
?to awaken interest in baso-ball here.
Manager "Wells, as is known, is manager
?o? the Svra<*ase ?Club, in the Eastern
Leargw?," He Bias succeeded in getting
"Wrigley hack with him, and has on his
list of ?pitchers both ?Bishop and Pian
OLD, "FAMILIAR .FACES.
Tbe Infield, with one exception, will be
the same that play?3d here last year, and
the outfield will embrace Hargrove, Shan
arm, and Buttermore. Several new
?Batchers have been signed, and the tan
??will be one of the pennant chasers In that
?Should ?tie Virginia League materialize,
faowever, it Is quite probable that Man?
ager "Wells may retire from the Syracuse
management, and devote his time lo the
local club and his theatri?-sal interests.
He feels that he sliould not go so far
away from borne when his business hero
?may demand his attention.
The Richmond team and all the others
In the local league will be fast ones, and
the public, it Is thought, axe ready again
ior ?hot ?base-hall.
WEEK'S TRADE REPORTS.
General Business ?Com?ilion in Lend?
ini? Trade ?Centers,
Telegraphic reports from correspon?
dents of tlie New York Commercial In
tbe various trade centres show that, ex?
cept in a few localities, there is no extra?
ordinary boom in business, but that,?
?wherever tlie weather is favorable, the
volume of trading is very satisfactory.
Conditions In the South and far "West
are excellent, and in Washington the
?farmers are planting tht?lr crops two
-months in advance of the usual time. In
the Middle West tho agriculturists seem
?to have more ready money than ever be?
fore, and tradesmen are being benefited
The indications for the future are very
bright in every section of the country,
and 31*00 promises to eclipse all previous
years in point of prosperity.
Wheat ruled firm throughout tbe week
at New Tork. Low price? of wheat at
St. Paul causes falling oft in the quantity
marketed. All cloth manufacturers hrive
placed tli?3lr product for the next four
months! Omaha reports trade conditions
in, the Missouri Valley better than last
Business activity ts Increasing by the
' week at New Orleans. Cotton advances
again. There is a great scarcity of ocean
tonnage at San Frandsco. Steel rails
are in demand at Philadelphia. Savan
mah expects a decrease in tlie price of
The market at Chicago is dull but firm.
?Pig Iron movements are still very heavy
at Birmingham. There is a decided im?
provement In .the dry goods trade of
Boston. Trade conditions generally are
satisfactory at Harrlsburg and at Su
Wholwalo jobbers are very buss' at
Memphis, unfavorable weather condi?
tions caused trade to slacken at Nash?
ville. Though markets are only fairly ac?
tive at Cincinnati, trade is satisfactory.
A NARROW ESCAPE.
Capt. Anele Saves a Storehouse Prom
Whatt might have ?been a very disas?
trous fire was prevented last night about
9. o'clock hy vigilance of sev?2ral persons
"?rho Uve in the neighborhood of Sixth
?and Marshall Streets. Situated next door
to T. W. Wood & ?Sons' seed store, Sixth
Street, is a shoe shop, which is owned by
?Charles Stephan. About 9 o'clock, after
?ternhan had closed up for the night, the
family who live next door were aroused
by a strong smell of smoke, which filled
the entire house. "Upon investigation it
?was discovered that the smoke came
?from the shoe shop. A ?nail fire could
be seen through the glass- door, but on
account of the thickness of the smoke it
??could not be discovered what was burn?
ing. The matter was reported to Captain
Angle, of the. Se<?nd Po?ice Station, -?-bo
knocked the paper from the transom, and
by.this mean? saw that the fire was on
tbe floor. He broke open the door and
?found a pan of charcoal burning near a
?pile of dry vfooa. which he at once re?
moved. Stephan had been summoned, and
when he arrived he stated that he had
HO Idea, how the charcoal became ignited.
ROOT REACHES CHARLESTON.
Secretary of War and General Miles
?CHAllLESTOtN, S.* C. March IS.?Bllhu
Root. Secretary of War, arrived in
Hharleston on board the transport Ssdge
a*lck at noon to-day and imm?3dlately
rent to Sullivan's Island to meet Colon??!
Randolph, commanding uie F'rst Artll
terj*. and -Captain Sanford. United States
shgln*?sr in charge* of harbor lmprove
aiernts. There he met *General Nelson A.
l?lies,. who had come over from the city
lo ?Inspect the forts. All w?3*it to ,Fort
fumter and afterwards visited Forts
Caperon and Jc^ipar and reviewed the
i A lunchf?on was scr\*?sd at Colon?sl Ran
ftolpb'x bouse, and to-night ?General Miles?
p being ?entertained by his friends. Sec
?atary Root and party leave to-night for
H'aeWngton. General Miles and party
Mart for Port Royal In the morning.
Jut Mm retirla?, U ?jo? Uw Is
?hMgUtuOttt Ot IBM Md 7-Se fcel ?full.
>!????? nnnstlpiad. uto ? mote ot
"Asmad as a March Hare?if yon
' miss getting one of these last Spring's
Si8.00, Si5.00.and Si2.50 "Suits at
$7-50- . ?.
We know just what they're worth?
we know just the saving it willmean
to each customer?and, therefore,
we "proclaim them UNPARALLELED
These S2.50 suits, (present weights)
we're selling (rapidly)?are of $5.00,
S6.00 and S7.50 fineness?.
If you only want to pay Si.38?just
pick from the $3.00 and 32.50 tables.
Mackintoshes?$2.50 to $12.00.
Rain Coats?patented ? $20.00 and
COL W. WICKHAM
1 BADLY INJURED
(Continued from First Page.)
inflicted just below the temple and ex?
tending to the base of the brain.
Dr. Bailey, their ; family physician, was
summoned at once, and upon reaching
tho unfortunate man, he found " the
wound to be of a most serious nature.
Dr. George Ben. Johnston, of Rich?
mond, was telegraphed for and reached
Co'. Wickham's bedside that night
Col. Wickham is one of the most prom?
inent citizens of Powhatan, particular?
ly in politics of that county. His wife
was "a Miss Ould, of Powhatan. He has
three small children.
The news of Col. Wickham's mishap
was received in Richmdiid with deep re?
gret. He has practiced law here for a :
number of years, being a partner of his .
cousin, Judge . T. ? Ashby Wickham, of
the Henrico County Court. He was at
one time prominent in military <ircles.
He holds at this time the position of
referee in bankruptcy for this district.
Col. Wickham is one of the prominent
Republicans of the State, and has, for
years, figured as a leader in his party,
and has been mentioned in connection
with the vacancy now existing in the
Fourth Congressional District. He is a
bright politician and a leader, and he
controls an extensive law practice.
"He was never In better spirits than
on Friday night," Bald his secretary, Mr.
Talley, yesterday morning. "One of his
children was two years old at that time
and the birthday was being ! appropri?
ately celebrated. We went hunting Fri?
day evening and tho Colonel was ap?
parently very happy."
SAVANNAH WELCOMES DEWEY.
Thousands In Georgia Cheer Manila's
?SAVANNAH, GA., March 19.?Admiral
and Mrs. Dewey arived on their special
train from Washington this evening lit
6:30. The streets from the depot to the
hotel were lined with people, who waited
an hour, in a gusty "rain lo welcome the
distinguished guests. The Admiral nnd
his wife were driven at once to iheir ho?
tel in a closed carriage. At the hotel the
sidewalk was packed with people, and
the police had to opepa passageway.
The entertainment begins to-morrow
morning with a trip down the river and
?harter on the revenue cutter Hamilton.
General Kelson A. Miles will join the
party to-morrow^ arriving in the fore?
noon from Port" Royal. Thousands of
visitors are pouring into the city for tiie
welcome to the Admiral. The city *s
covered: with hunting in honor of the
New Orleans linces.
NEW ORLEANS, March lfl.?The new
Louisiana Jockey Club opened its spring
meeting of six days to-day, although the
storm made the track very heavy and
did much to etpoil the sport In the fifth
race Mitchell was substituted for Sham
on Tom -Kingsley. John Baker. Colonel
Cluke. and Agitator were the winning
First race?one mile?John Baker (3 to
5 and out) first Monk Wayman (3 to 1
and 7 to 1) second, Florisar (7 to 2) third.
?Second race?six furlongs-jramaica (S
to 1 and 2 to 1) first Grayless (15 to 1 and
Sto.l) second, Lomond third. Time, 1:0S.
Third race?one and one-eighth miles
Colonel Cluke (7 to 10 and out) first,
Rushfields (12 to 1 and 4 to 1) second,
Swordsman (12 to 1) third. Time; 2:013-4.
Fourth race?one and a half miles
Donna 'Rita (9 to 5 end 2 to S) first,
Strangest (9 ' to 10 and 1 to 4) second,
Possum (15 to 1) third, lime, 2:451-4.
Fifth raoe-^-seven furlongs?Agitator (9
, to 5 and 3 to 5) first Banrica (30 to 1 and
G10 to 1) second, Tom Kingsley (2 to 1)
j third. Time. 1:32 3-4.
Sixth race?six furlongs?Harry Lucesco
first Sylvia? (4 to 1 and 7 to 5) second,
Irena Hayes (30 to 1) third. Time. .1:21.
Hearing Goes Over.
FRANKFORT, KY-, March 19.?Caleb
Powers, ?lohn Davis and William H.
Coulton. charged with being accessories to
the murder of William Goebel, were ar?
raigned to-day for trial before Judge
Moore. The Commonwealth' was not
ready, and by the agreement the trials
were sei for next Friday.
Ex-Governor John Young Brown made
a demand for a list of witnesses for. the
Commonwealth, but this was refused by
the prosecution oh the ground . that pub?
licity might cause ?some of them to avoid
.being summoned. Commonwealth's At?
torney Franklin and Countv Attorney
Polsgrove refused to either affirm or deny
tho story that Sergeant Golden had made
an alleged confession of knowledge con?
cerning the Goebel assassination.
?IV-t ? in Wreck.
MONTGOMi , '. ALA., March 19.-Tlia
fast mall on the'Plant System which left
here last night was wrecked near OzarJ:.
Those injured: William Kellert a com?
mercial traveler. Savannah, dying; B. L
Todd. division passenger agent of th?
Plant System, Montgomery; -Jack Cor?
nalser, southeastern passenger agent ot
the If. and O.. Montgomery; Conductor
Reed, fatally; C L. Mliell. a. merchant
of Onrk, ?M??ously.
The rear truck? of the tender jumped
the track, and the entire train, except?
ing the last sleeper? left the; rails. Two
coaches and two sleepers rolled down an
embankment throwing th? passengers In
?U direction*. y;^^S^^
A PRETTY LASS .
LEAVES HER HOME
A Baptist Minister Falls Dead in the
BIG STORAGE WAREHOUSES.
Mr, Van Noppen and Professor White
house, of Trinity'Collese, to Fight .
Out the Uritisli-lioer War on
tho Platform of Debate.
DURHAM, ?. a, March lO.-Speclal.?
The police arrested ? Miss Moore here
this morning, a- pretty lass of about
twenty-.years, who had run away from
her home, near Statevllle,?-and landed
here yesterday. The'arrest was made a*t
the request of her father. "NO?[reason is
assigned for her conduct. She came hero
Rev. O. C. Horton, a Baptist minister
of W est Durham, who had charge of
three churches, after preaching a ser?
mon at Piney Grove Saturday dropped
dead in the church. Mr. Horton was be?
tween fifty and sixty years of age, and
was very popular with his flock. His re?
mains were carried to Elizabeth City for
Interment. ;,;-'-,'"?' ", .
The Duke branch of the American To?
bacco" Company are building) (wo Im?
mense brick storage houses here, cover?
ing in the aggregate nearly an acre of
land. Hundreds of men. ar? employed on
them, and cash is circulating in Durham.
Mr. c. L. Van Noppen, a man of con?
siderable literary attainment, who Is In?
tensely Dutch, and Professor Whltehouse,
of Trinity College,, who is English, with
a Yorkshire backbone, are at a difference
about the Boer war, and will disctiss the
right and wrong of It In the Opera House
The marriage of a deaf and dumb
couple took place here last night. Wil?
liam Gladsteln, of Baltimore, and Miss
Fannie Greenburg, of Durham, were the
contracting parties. The ceremony .was
at the residence of the bride's, parents,
where refreshments, solid and liquid, were
served to some, two hundred guests in
wanton profusion. - -
THE VANCE STATUE. ' ?
RALEIGH, N. C, March 19.?Special.?
The committee to pass en' the Vance
model, Messrs. J. G. Brown, R. H. Battle
and J.'D. Bonshall. have inspected the
plaster cast In Washington city and re?
port general satisfaction. This clay model
now has to go to New York to a bronze
casting establishment, and instead of the
figure being ready for unveiling on May
10th or 20th, it will not be ready before
Efforts are being made to get scientists
to select Raleigh as a special point of ob?
servation for the total eclipse of the sun
that occurs in May. Mr. J. C. Drewry,
who Is just back from Washington city,
saw se\eral prominent people regarding
this and feels very much encouraged as
to the selecting of Raleigh.
? J. C. L. Harris, the State's special claim
agent for claims of North Carolina
against fie government in the war with
Spain, is just back from Washington,
where he has about concluded satisfac?
torily the settlement of these claims..
Mr. C. P. Sapp, who has been on the
local staff of the News and Observer here
for about a year, is now the local editor
of the Norfolk Landmark.
HAS GOLDEN CONFESSED?,
Power's Friend Reported t.i. Have
Turned State's Kvidc:ice.
BARJBOURSV1LLE, ICY., March 19.
A report Teaching here to-day that F. G.
Golden had toirned State's evidence in
the Goebel murder case, caused, great
surprise. He was a close friend of Caleb
Powers, doing a great deal of work for
him during the recent campaign.
It is said that he left here on ? tele?
gram from the attorneys for the picse
cution to come to Lexington. Whe-n the
news reached here that he had made ?
jHmfession friends of the accused parres
became very uneasy, and prominent Ke
puibllcans said thai. If tt should be true
'.'the trees would bear fruit that they
never bore before."
Conspiracjvlbr Assassinat ioli.
CINCINNATI, ?., March 19.?Mr. T. C.
Campbell, representing the brothers ot
the late William Goebel, in the prose?
cution of tho assassin of Mr. Goebel,
was here to-day fresh from a confer?
ence with his associates, held at Lex?
ington, He said that so ifar as now
known, the assassin was. not yet ar-f
rested. He added that the assassin"
would be arrested whenever a force.of
3,000 armed men could be had to go to a
certain county In eastern Kentucky. He
said further that the attorneys for the
Commonwealth claim to have proof to
establish a conspiracy for the assassi?
nation, but ?he made the assertion that
this conspiracy was not charged against
the Republican leaders, but.against what
is known as the "antl-Goebel party."
He further said' it includes men who
were officials prior *.o the late election,
and men who thought they became offi?
cials after the late election.
KRUGER FIRED THE GUN,
Bo?r President Took Time by Forelock
Much has.been said during the war con?
cerning the strength of the fortifications of
Pretoria. In this light the testimony of a
man who has actually worked in the forts
of Pretoria will be interesting. Mr. Wil?
liam Thompson,- stone mason, who is at
present living at Hawes, and who has
worked for several years in the Transvaal,
has been Interviewed by a London News
correspondent. He said:
"I worked for a long time at the build?
ing of forts and barracks at Pretoria. The
latter were constructed' to hold men,
horses and guns, and the stabling ac?
commodations was immense. The forts
were very curiously constructed, and are
built in a succession of -squares, with pas?
sage running between, and communicat?
"We worked hard all through 1S95, at
the forts, which are tremendously strong,
anji will take some blowing up.. Early In
1895, at least nine months before the raid,
big guns began to arrive from Europe,
and continu?2d practicing went on with
these guns, ip which' President- Kruger
took the-greatest Interest I used to see
him watching Uie firing, and one day he
fired a gun himself."
"It t?.as.-under my direction that Rich?
ard Mansfield made his first notable.hit
in a dramatic line. Mr. Mansfield had.'
quite a reputation as a singer In comie
opera ?when he came, to the. Union Square.
No one. had ever seen him in 'straight' .
work, however, and be began with us in'
the smallest and least ' consequential '.
roles..J. H. Stbddart, who Is In town with
Henry Miller, *was casi.for the part of
Baron ?Chevrial?'.? when **A Parisian Ro?
mance' was.put into rehearsal, but he'.dld
not feel fitted for the character and threw'
it up. Mr. Mansfield had given evidences
of Intelligence ariS ability so the portray-:
?i was assigned to him."?Brooklyn Citi?
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Sold by all druggists or sent by mail.
Hyomei Outfit, $1.00. Trial Outfit, 25c.
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IS MOR?: MARKED
(Continued from Third Page.)
did he say anything about our "open
door"' negotiations being jeopardized.
The State Department rather inferred
from his cablegram that the ship was
wanted for Its moral effect rather than
from any expectation that It would-be
called upon to render active service, and
It Is quite certain that only one vessel Is'
destined for this service, and the pres?
ence of other United States warships on
the Asiatic coast is easily explained at
the Navy Department, as Admiral Wat?
son -was some time ago authorized by
the Navy Department to send vessels or
his lleet to the cooler and more invigor
Ing airs of Northern China and Japan
whenever a ohange was necessary to pre?
serve the health of the orews. Admiral
Watson sent the Oregon and the New
Orleans north, and the former is now at
Yokohama and the latter at Nagasaki.
The New Orleans arrived at Nagasaki
February 2?th and the Oregon reached
Yokohama February 21st, almost three
weeks before ?Minister Conger had made
any report to the State Department on
the subject. The dispatch of the Newark
to Hongkong, reported to-day by Admiral
Watson, was .merely for the purpose of
conveying to Manila the monitor Monad
nock. The monitor was sent to Hong?
kong to be docked, and it is not regarded
as safe to allow that type of warship to
cruise alone in the open sea.
It is said at the ?Navy Department that
Admiral Watson will select a small
gunboat to meet Mr. Conger's request.
Contrary to the first impression, this
vessel is going to China, not to oper?
ate in Chan Tung, province, but to get
as near to the United States Legation
at Pekin as possible, to give weight
to the Minister's utterances. A deep
draft vessel cannot pass up the Pe-lho
River, much above Taku at the mouth,.
and even light draft gunboats must
stop at. Tien Tsin. Then if the United.
States Legation In in.' need of protection
marines can be sent overland from Tien
Tsin to Pekin. as was done last year
under Just such conditions as now exist.
HEIRS TO PAY A MILLION.
Beneficiaries of. Cornel ins Vaiulerbilt
Taxctl Enormous Sums.
NEW'YORK, March 19.?'Heirs of Cor?
nelius Vanderbilt will be called on in the
next few days to pay the largest inherit?
ance transfer tax ever paid into the
State treasury under the existing law.
This tax, it is estimated, will amount to
When Cornelius Vanderbilt died his es?
tate was variously estimated at from $110,
000.000 to $70,000,000. Not all of this is
subject to the inheritance transfer tax
The Family llonsr.
Roast meat, although one of the com?
monest modes of dressing it, is by no
means an easy task. Roast -meat Is
too often sent to the table nearly raw
or' dried up till there is scarcely any
gravy in It. Now, good roasting con?
sists in dressing the joint thoroughly
and yet retaining Its juice.
The lire should be prepared some time
before the m?at is out in the oyen: it
Should be so good as not to require mak?
ing up while the joint is roasting. A
great deal of the success in roasting
will depend on the fire. The meat should
be basted from the first to shut in the
The fat of lamb or veal should.be cov?
ered with a piece of paper tied on'with
twine. The meat should be basted very
frequently, for the more it is basted
the better it will taste. When nearly
done the paper may be removed and
the joint lightly dredged with flour in
order to give.it a savory brown ap?
pearance, sometimes ' called frothing.
When-ready to dish sprinkle lightly with
The usual time for roasting is fifteen
minutes for each pound of meat. Brown
meats, however, require less time than
wihte meats. When it is dished the fat
which is left in the pan may be poured
into, a basin previously dipped in cold
water. If removed the next day there
will be found benea'h the fat a fine meat
jelly for gravies or soups. The cake
of fat should be melted ?nd strained into
cold water, from which it can be re?
moved and kept for future use.?Phila?
The Eternai Fcmiuc.
Mrs. Allen Gardner, on one her b'g
game shooting expeditions in Somali
land, gave a native woman a lcoklng
glass, says Tit-Bits. She.was so delighted
with th? first clear sight of her dusky
countennce that she sat through-two en?
tire days and nights outside of Mrs.
Gardner's tent gazing with rapture at
her own reflection. On the morning o?
the third day the fame of the looking
glass had spread through the country,
and a row of 40 Somali women collected
from far and near, were engaged In
taking an admiring turn at the. mag c
mirror. When Mrs: Gardner came on
the scene she was greeted by 40 femlniue
Somali voices joined in chorus, and ?-ach
begging for a looking-glass ""all to her?
self/' But, alas, for the limitations or
? sporting outfit, the dusky belles were
obliged to content" themselves with the
one communiai mirror. And the woman
with the looking-glass remained for
many weeks the most important person
in Somalil?nd. ? . .
Fret Not Thyself.
The little sharp vexations, ,
And the briers that catch and fret.
Why not take all to the Helper
Who-has never failed us yet?
Tell Him about the: heartache, ,
And' tell Him the "-lohglngsAtoo;
Tell Him the baffled'purpose\
y When we scarce know what to do;
Then, leaving ail'our weakness
With tire. One divinely strong,
.Forget that we bore the burden
And carry away the gong.
LEWIS.?Died, Sunday, March ISLh, at 5
P. M.. Dr. RICHMOND A. LEWIS,
In the eeventy-elxth year of hie a?.;
; Funeral TUESDAY at 4 P. St., irom;
fiteoond PreebyterUo church. . . \.
Porto Ricans Present Pitiful Plea for
"VIVAS" FOR UNITED STATES.
Headed by tbe-San Jnan Chamber of
Commerce, Ten .Thousand People
Ask Immediato Action
SAN JUAN,? P. R., March 19.?A large
gathering of 10,000 people, headed by the
San Juan Chamber of Commerce, assem?
bled at th? .palace of the Governor-Gen?
eral to submit ar petition with reference
to the needs of the island. ?
On behalf of General Davis, Lieutenant
Colonel Hall, his adjutant-general, assured
them that Porto Rico would receive justice,
and expressed ? pleasure at the interest
An account of to-day's .proceedings will
be transmitted to Washington. The crowd
was" orderly, and dispersed without con?
fusion amid "Vivas" .for the United States,
and ? the Governor-Gen*ral.
PLEA FOR AID.
Following is the text of the p?tition:
"The people of Porto Rico, of all class?
es, represented hy 'the mayor of this c tv-,
and by the Chamber of Commerce, in
peaceful assembly convened, call upon
Governor-General Davis?, respectfully, to i
direct his attention, and through him
the attention,of Washington, to the fol?
lowing most salient points of the present
crttioa! condii ti on of the island:
"First?The consternation into which
the business community in general has
been thrown on account of recent cabled
news from tihe United States, Betting
forth the negative attitude of the Senate
as regards the tariff question.
"Second?The utter inability of the s
land to hold out mudi longer under ex?
isting conditions, as the Senate'e delay
In coming ?to a decision on the tariff
simply aggravates the almost absolute'
state of penury throughout the island.
"Third. The urgent necessity of a final?
settlement of the question as a means of
saving to their owners, mostly men of
small means, the sugar and tobacco
crops, which would pass-under the con?
trol of speculators if no conclusion should
soon be reached, thus delaying the plant?
ing of new crops, "and the failure to act
promptly being also calculated to have
most prejudicial results.
"Fourth. The distress and alarm that
are dally becoming more hairrassing in
all branches of trade on account of the
virtual lack of a fixed and definite stand?
ard for transactions, and the grave ap?
prehensions as to the future now so
generally entertained by all merchants.
"Fifth. The absence of buyers for pro?
ducts, which, with the loss of their
former markets as a consequence of the
new. regime, are now at a practical
"Sixth. The enormous depreciation of
property, more especially on plantations,
and the ruin staring a majority of plant?
ers in the face is the cause of natural '
uneasiness, which has made itself felt
among capitalists and loan associations,
leading them to a curtailment or to shut
off entirely the credit necessary In mov?
ing the crops.
"Seventh. The lack of power, as well
as the absence of credit, to contract a
loan for the relief of most of the present
necessities arid the development of re?
"Eighth. The need of undertakings of
a public nature instead of relief supplies,
which, although necessari-, tend to make
paupers of the working classes.
"These statements, respectfully made,
your petitioners respectfully request the
Governor-General to bring to the knowl?
edge of the Government at Washington,
trusting that a favorable solution may
speedily be found.
(Signed) . "ANDRES ?ROSAS,
"President of the Chamber of Commerce
of San Juan.
"Mayor of the city of San Juan.'
-,- o -^?.
QUESTIONS OF PRONOUNS.
A Knotty G?-oblem Causes Indiana's
Solons Much Worry.
Judge -M?Master, of the Superior Court,
is wrestling with a question of grammar
In connection with a sheep case which
has been brought to his attention. In
order .to decide the case, the Court must
make up his mind what the author of
a certain statuce meant when he insert?
ed the pronoun "his" Inthe section. Judge
Mt?Mastci heard the lawyers on either
side, and announced that he would think
over the matter. Both Court and' law?
yers realize that the problem Is a knotty
one to solve: . .
George B. Van Sickle, of Warren town
shit sent a lot of ; sheep over to Law?
rence township, and put them on pasture.
While they were there dogs Invaded the
flock, and killed several head. In all
twenty-six sheep were killed. Van Sickle,
on the advice of his lawyer, filed a claim
with the Warren Townshijj Trustee, ask?
ing that the sheep be paid for out at the
fund set apart for that purpose from the
dog tax of the .township. This claim
was filed under the statute that says that
the owner of the sheep^ killed by dogs',
"shall make repo?t to the.trustee of his
township." The Warren Township Trus?
tee declined to pay for these sheep, on th?
ground that they were killed in Lawrence
township, and he held that the Trustee of
that township should make good the loss.
Van Sickle then /brought suit In the Su?
perior Court against the "Warren Town?
ship Trustee. Attorney Harlan -filed a
demurrer for the Trustee, and the Court
heard some argument Mr. Harlan ln
.slsts that the pronoun "his" In the. stat?
ute under discussion must be rejected.
He held that the man who wrote the
statute did not take into consideration
the fact that sheep belonging to one
township might be killed in another. Tne
Legislature could : not he expected to
make a law of this character ? that would
cover every kind of case that might arise;
hence, the pronoun should be cut out of
the statute, and the Trustee of the town?
ship where the sheep were killed should
be compelled to pay for them.?Indian?
Texas and the Trnste. .
WASHINGTON, March 19.?The Su?
preme Court of the United States, to?
day rendered an opinion In, the case of
Waters-Pierce Oil Company against the
State of. Texas, affirming th? decision of
the Court of Civil Appeals of the State
of Texas. ?.
The case involved the constitutionality
of thet anti-trust law of Texas, which
was-sustamed by to-day's opinion. ?
' Increased Capital.
MACON, GA., Mawsh-19.?The American
National Bank of Macon has decided to
increase its circulation . under the - new
currency law Irony. ?45.000 to ?30,000.
THE BEST PRESCRIPTION
for chills and fever is a bottle, of Grove's
Tasteless Chill Tonic, t The formula Is
plainly printed on each ?package. It is
simply Iron and Quinine, in a tasteless
form and la compounded In correct pro?
portions. The reason lajitators do not
advertise their formula ,1s because they
know you would not buy their medicine
if you knew its. Ingredient?. Grove's is
the original, and is the only chill and fever
remedy sold throughout the ennr? malarial'
section of .the United States. "???? curai so
pai*,, ?rie? ?We,.?:-'.: -"y^r";--?
?f the Grand Army
of the Republic,.
whose lot was fire,
and blood, and prison
pen, for . four terrible
years, almost to a
man, contracted dis?
ease of some form.
When younger, they
withstood it bravely,
but how that age is
creeping on, and the
? it-a 1 forces more
feeble, the heed of a
tonic to assist nature,
is keenly felt? To all
such we can with
mend Warner's Safe
Cure?a remedy with
a reputation of twenty-one years of remarkable
successiti ail? parts of the civilized world. Hun?
dreds of veterans bless the ,day this great remedy
was brought to their notice, not the Ieast.among
whom being Comrade Frendenstein, who, under
date of Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 25, 1900, gratefully
writes as follows :
I am pleased to sav that I have the greatest con?
fidence in Warner's Safe Cure, as I suffered for years
with kidney troubles contracted in the army, which
nothing seemed to help until I tried Safe Cure. A few
bottles did more for me than all the doctors and medi?
cines previously tried. I now feel stronfi: and well, and
though at an advanced age, can enjoy life, thanks to
this medicine. Gratefully vours,
Senior Vice-Commander, Grand Army of the Republic;
Officer of the Day, Custer Rost.
BRYAN TELLS JUST
WHERE HE STANDS
(Continued from First Page.)
our nation to the gold standard and com?
pel It to participate In all the disturb?
ances -w-hldh come to European nations,
we demand an American financial system,
made, by the Ameri<2an people for them?
selves, to be secured by the immediate
restoration of the free arici unlimited
coinage of gold and silver at the present
legal ratio of 16 to 1, without waiting for
the aid or ?ronsen-t of any other nation.
"Instead of the system favored by th'e j
Republican party, under which national
bamks are to be permitted to Issue and
control the volume of paper money for
their own profit, we reiterate r/jr demand
for that fintantriai system which recog?
nizes the government's sovereign rl-jh-t
to issue all ?money, ?whether coin or paper,
and) we demand the retention of the
greenbacks as ithey now exist, nnd the
retirement of national bank notes as
rapidly as greenbacks can be substituted
The report denounces the national ad?
ministration for failure to force the pres?
ent law against trusts, or to recommend,
a more effective law and favors a
State constitution which will prohibit the
organization or operation of a monopoly
wlthtn the State, these efforts to be sup?
plemented by Congressional legislation j
Inhibiting corporations from stock-water?
ing or monopoly.
It declares ?the "Republican .party under
its present leadership is placing the dol?
lar above the man, and is violating its
old principles. It condemns the Porto
Rico financial bill passed by the House,
as a flagrant breach of good faith. It
declares the Constitution follows the
flag; opposes wars of conquest and
colonial possessions; favors imm?Kliate
declaration j>t the nation's purpose to
' ?give ?the Philippine a stable govern?
ment. Independent and protection from
outside interference. The platform the*?
"We favor the expansion of trade by
every legitimate and peaceful means, but
we are opposed to purchasing trade at
the cannon"s mouth with human blood.
'"We are in favor of extentltng the
nation's influence, but we believe that in?
fluence should be extendt?d . not by force
and violence, but through the persuasive
power cf a high and honorable example.
""We oppose militarism. It imposes upon
the people an unnecessary burde?n and is
a constant mena~ce. A small standing
army and a *tyell ?squipped navy are suffi?
cient in time of peace, In? war "the citizen
soldier should be a republic's defense. "We
believe with Jefferson in p?sace, commerce
and honest friendship with all nations, and
entangling alliances with none; and we re?
gard with apprehension the doctrine advo?
cated in,some quarters that this natiofa
should in*~*its dealings or. diplomacy, show
partiality toward any of the European
"Not because of hostility toward Eng?
land, but be?2Uise we believe ?1? the prin_
<ilples of a republic, and rejeot as did our
forefathers the theory of monarchy; we
sympathize with the Boers in their heroic
efforts to preserve their national integrity.
The failure of the Republican leaders,
who four years ago expressed sympathy
with the Cuban patriots, to feel an in?
terest in the struggle of the Dutch ' in
South Africa, shows 'the paralyzing in
flusnee: of the Imperialistic :polIcy toward
which the Republican party .is verging to
comrmdt this country.
"While the Committee oh Resolutions
was pat Richard Ir. Metcalf, of Omaha;
*W. D. .OJdham, of Kearney; W..S. Thomp?
son, of = Grand Island, ana A. G. T?br"
bets, <>f Uncoln, weare chosen as dele?
gates at large to the National Conven?
tion at Kansas City. .
"While.the convention was In the mldat
of a; hot row over the choice ot alter?
nates to the delegates at. large, Mr.
Bryan appeared In the hall. This, put a
stop to all business:and the delegates
went wild as he mounted the platfone.
He spoke as follows:
Mr. Bryan's sp?2ech - before, the" Dera?
cratic." convention dealt almost entireiy
with? money, trusts: and imperialism. He
charged the Republican party within prac?
ticing a deliberate fraud upon the voters
In 1896 .by holijing out the hope of inter?
national ,-? bimetallism, "when th? leaders
neither expected or desired the restoration
of ? the double, standard, either by Inde?
pendent action or by International agree?
ment He said that the Republicans ?were
opposed to,the :free coinage of stiver at
any ratio or under'any coadlWa?. ?ad
vmtalaA to *? test Oittte "
the Treasury and the leading Republican
papers were talking in favor ot" the gol?!
standard at the very time that the com?
mittee was In Europe trying to get rid ot
He* sard that the ratio of 16 to I w.ia
the only ratio thiat was discussed, nr.J
the only ratio for which any considera?
ble Tnsmlber of people were working. Ha
denounced the currency feature of tho
Financial hill, and said that the Republi?
can party had' never in a campaign advo?
cated the retirement of the greenbacks,
and that it would not ibe aible to defend
tihat bill before the country. He said
that a national tank currency secured
by government bonds could not be a
?permanent settlement of the quest'on
unless1 we had a permanent and Increas?
ing national debt.
BRYAN AND TRUSTS.
On the trust question he reiterated hia
condemnation of the Republican pjrty.
saying the 'President felt it necessary
to denounce trusts in his message last
December, but did not recommend a
"A Republican Congress," said Mr.
Bryan, "listened to the reading of the mes?
sage, and then proceeded to establish a
paper money trust, which gives to the
people a larger chance ot Injury and' to
the banks a larger opportunity for profit
than any other trust In existence."'
He.said that the Republican party was
powerless to Interfere with the trusts, be?
cause the leading Republicans were con?
nected with the trusts, and the party had
to rely upon trust contributions to carry
on the coming campaign. He presented
and defended his remedy, suggested at the
anti-trust meeting In Chicago last fall.
Mr. Bryan, continuing, said:
"The desire to impose import duties on
goods coming from Porto Rico compelled
the Republican party to disclose Its Impe?
"Imperialism mean3 that the people
brought under-the flag are not to share
in the guarantees of the Constitution.
It is amazing that Republicans have
contemplated! the permanent acquisition
of the (Philippine Islands without stop?
ping to consider the future status? of
the Filipinos., Are the Filipinos to? be
citizens? ' Can we expect anything but
? their hatred so long as we rule them
through --carpet-bag governors? The Re?
publicans 'have studiously avoided a dis?
cussion of the Philippine question. They
have opposed consideration ot that ques?
tion by the cry that nothing couid be :
done until . the Insurrection was put
down. The Porto (Rico, tariff bill? how7
ever, gives us some idea of the treat?
ment which the Filipinos may expect?
aad Professor Schurman, one of the
President's commissioners, says that this
bill will arouse suspicion in the mind of.
the Filipino as to his future condition."
?Mr. Bryan proposed as the only cbn
ststent settlement of the Philippine ques?
tion a declaration of .the nation's pur?
pose to give the Filipinos independence
as soon as a stablo government is es?
tablished, and then hostilities will cease.
"Not a protectorate such as European
countries? use for the spoliation of the
protected, but protection such as this
nation has exercised over the republics
of Central and South America-"
Imperialism? Mr. Bryan said, had Its .
inspiration In the desire of the syndi?
cates to extend their commerce by con?
quest and he said that he was willing to
endorse the language of Benjamin Frank
??? and say that "cool and dispassionate
posterity will condemn to Infamy those
who advised It"
POPULISTS IN TURMOIL.
?LINCOLN. NEB., March 13.?The Popu?
list convention was somewhat turbulent
from the "etart; roll-calls were frequent,
and progress was slow. The' meeting
opened with a spirited contest for. tem
iporary chairman, W. H. Westover,, of
Chaldron, finally winning.
The Committee on Credentials decided
against the claims of the Mlddle-of-the
Road Populists from Omaha, to he
classed as delegates, and barred them from
the convention- The position of D. Clem
Deaver, of Omaha, as member of'the
Populist National Committee from Ne?
braska, was declared vacant, and E. E.
Thomas, of Omaha, was chosen In his
Mr. Deaver was ousted.for the reaewn
that he was "not considered! a. member
of the Populist party."
?"'; After being denied admission mt dele?
gatesi to the Populist. eowrentton?,,?, tha <
Ml?dle-of-the-roader? held? a convention
of their own, and appointed a Nebrask*?
delegaiton to attend the Populist conven?
tion at Cincfanatt They also? decided.te
hold a State convention in Nebraska. %\
some date after the Kara a? City conven?
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