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THE MOBNIffg' TIMES, JHQNDAY, MABOH 22. J897
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"WASHINGTON, MONDAY, MARCH 22.
Even the perfunctory plan or a currency
commission to consider the financial ques
tion lias been abandoned Tor this session
of the Congress.
Thai is in entire harmony with political
precedents. Mr. McKinley, having been
elected distinctly upon the money Issue,
kindly ignores it and plunges the country
into a tarifr agitation. His predecessor,
elected upon the solo issue of the tariff,
suppressed that question aud forced upon
the nation the silver fight, the panic of
1S93, and general disaster.
But President McKinley's advisers tell
him that to allow vent to the" currency
question in any way -would involve a dis
cussion of our financial situation and
policy in the Senate.- That might bring
embarrassment to the tarifr project. It is
always assumed that the opposition Sen
ators will be complacent and obliging in
allowing any kind of tariff robbery, pro
vided they are not excited by the silver
question or other topics dangerous to the
party in power or the trusts.
Well, we shall see!
A Very Remote Dancer.
Under the terms of the official notice
tt the blockade or Crete, issued on Satur
day by the British government, only ves
sels of the six neutral powers will be al
lowed to land cargoes at the island.
Without pretending to know what Presi
dent McKinley or Secretary Sherman may
think about the matter, and judging only
from fact and precedent, the probability
would seem to be that ttie notice, and the
incidental closing of Cretan waters and
ports to the flag or the United States, will
be eminently satisfactory. Under the late
Administration Sir Julian Paunccrote
would have been thanked effusively for
giving it, but of course that is different.
The fact upon which we rely is the high
degree of improbability that, any vessel
flying the Stars and Stripes is at all
likely to be caught anywhere in the Med
iterranean or Aegean seas. A steam yacht
or so belonging to some one or more or
our tiust or money-lending magnates,
might possibly wander that far; but even
that is problematical in view of the dis
tance from Monte Carlo. Republican pro
tective tariffs have preserved us from
more than a remote risk of getting into
trouble through having ships on any or
the world's waters.
The precedent for taking such, or any,
foreign snub is found in the universal
practice of our State Department for some
years past to let other countries do any
thing they liked to our interests or our
people without raising a sound in pro
test. Pecksniff, the Immortal.
Considered in the abstract, it may be
a very pleasant and instructive thing to
think that the Government of the United
States is walking in the flowery paths of
peace, and determined never, under any
circumstance, to give offense to other
nations; that is, because of anj- national
objections we may entertain about their
policies or practices, based merely uion
f-entiineutal or humanitarian considera
tions. This Is pei haps an eminently Chris
tian attitude for us to assume, and cer
tainly it is one which appears to have
appealed to "what is anatomically described
as "the great heart of the nation."
It has touched that organ in a peculiar,
but, possibly, comprehensible way, and
the effect has been to raise a fierce and
hysterical array of petitioners for holy
arbitration with England, ooincldently
with a calm, sweet acquiescence in the
butchery of helpless women and children
So it appears that the American con
science will not tolerate interference with
the sportive torturing and murdering
amusements of our international friends,
because that would be mere sentiment,
and opposed to the highest conceptions of
our duty toward amiable tyrants and
despots, with whom we live under the
blessings of peace and in the hope of
But when the financial or commercial
equation gets in its work, wc, or one great
political party of us, think and act quite
differently. As why should not the parly
In question? It is consistently without
sentiment, and, in practical effect, with
out humanity. It is cheerfully willing to
add heavy loads to the backs of our own
people that monopolists and corrupt job
bers may be rewarded for party contribu
tions. Why should it care what happens
In consequence to other peoples, or for
the just reprisals they may make In re
turn? The Kleines Journal, of Berlin, observes
of the Dingley destructive tariff measure:
"If this bill becomes law, Europe, and
especially Germany, must feel It to be nil
Intentional blow in the face. A large part
of our exports is thereby prohibited, and
another part is rendered extremely diffi
cult. Many of our industries will be
forced to completely reorganize their sys
tem of production, raise the quality of
their goods, and specialize. This will
require a period of experiment and delay.
In the meanwhile much of the commerce
and industry will be lost." The Journal
quoted from, and many other leading
continental papers, -arc extremely indig
nant, and are insisting upon effective and
even anticipatory reprisals which, if made,
wil add to the calamities of a disor
Eanized and demoralized trade, and assist
the calamitous work of the tniiff agita
tion. The moral of the whole story is that
we must never offend our neighbors be
cause of any sense of our duty to hu
manity, because that would not be busi
ness, and there would not be a dollar
in it for the trusts. It is all right, how
ever, to upset our own business and agri
cultural interests, .arrote higher prices
for inferior goods out of our own peo
ple, aud spread devastation over the in
dustries or other nations for the simple
uml sole piirpose of fattening trusts anil
monopolies, that they may- have ttie means
and inclination to buy future elections for
the Republican party.
jAs long as a fighting chance exists it
is; to be hoped that Senators opposed to
the suspected hidden purposes of the ar
bitration tieaty will not cease to insist
upon an aincndmentclearly excepting fiom
its operation all questions arising under
any application of the Monroe doctrine or
affecting our ability to build and control
the Nicaragua Canal.
In its latest form, as reported by Senator
Davis, some objections to the original draft
have been removed. The proposition to'
have first submitted to the Senate any
question which the Executive may desire
to present for arbitration is intrinsically
a good one. The treaty-making power of
the Senate never Should be abridged. Re
ing as full as it is, and the Seaatc as full
of patriotism and wisdom, we fail to sec
the necessity for this sentimental bit of
Senator Stewart was doubtless right in
the opinion that this or any other treaty
could be ignored by Great Britain when
ever, imperial interests should render that
course profitable. If, as wo presume, Sen
ator Davis and others of ttie Foreign Af
fairs Committee believe, the poison has
been carefully washed off from this Brit
ish dart, the instrument will then become
of small value to the other high contract
ing party, and so, having made it as harm
less as an international dove, we do not
think that the Marquis of Salisbury Would
mind much if It were now appropriately
housed in a pigeon hole.
Perhaps that would be the wisest dis
position of the matter. The London Na
tional Review has frankly declared that
the treaty, with the Monroe doctrine and
the canal specifically excepted, would be
"an arbitration treaty with all the arbi
tration left out."
Statements like that ought to serve as a
An Executive Victory.
If the latest ex-Prcsldcnt of the United
States is not too angry with the press
of this country to eschew newspapers- al
together, he will 'icad of the small but
signiricant constitutional revolution that
has occuned in the Transvaal republic
with sentiments of 'agonized envy. It is
probable that he lias heard of the distin
guished personal president of the Boer
country, who once was entitled to be
called his "great and good friend," and
who is autocratic and pig-headed enough
to have been his brother. However that
may be, the South African gentleman :n
question, Mr. Krugor, familiarly called
"Oom Paul," has scored an executive
triumph over a co-ordinate branch of his
government that even exceeds the best
thing in the same line achieved during the
The Transvaal High Court of Judicature,
which answers to our Supreme Court,
was presumptuous enough to declare un
constitutional some ot the laws passed
by the Boer congress which President
Kruger had on, and completely in, his
hands. Upon this he at once proceeded
to protect the executive and legislative
power by having a law enacted, Interest
ing and unique enough to justify repro
duction ot its chief beauties:
Article 1. As long as the people, to the
satisfaction of the First Volksraad, do
not intimate that they desire to alter the
existing conditions, the existing and still
to be promulgated laws and Volksraad
resolutions shall be acknowledged and re
spected bv the Judicial bench in accord
ance with article 80, of the constitution
of 180G, and the bench will not have the
power to rcruse to apply a law or Volks
raad resolution because that law or reso
lution, in The opinion of the Judges, is
coutraiy to the constitution In form or
contents. The Judicature shnll not have
the right, to arrogate to themselves the
so-called (Toelslngsrecht) testing right.
Article 2. The judges, the landdrosts
and other members of the judicature shall
in future, before taking office, take the
"I promise and solemnly swear fealty
to the people and riie laws of the republic,
and in my position to act justly, irre
spective or persons, iu accordance with
the laws and Volksraad resolutions, and
to the best of my abilitv; not to arrogate
to myself the so-called testing right; to
receive no favor or gift from any person
when I consider that it is .given witn a
view of influencing me and my judgment;
outisde of my position of judge to obey
according to law the commands of those
placed above me, and In general to aim
at nothing more than the carrying out of
the Law. justice and order, to the ad
vancement of the state and the welfare
and independence or the state and people,
so help me God!"
Article :$. The Judge who docs not act
In accordance with article 1 of this law
shall be considered as "having made him-
seir guilty of breach of of rice as intended I the elections is that one-third of the Ger
In article 0. of the constitution of 1890. nian Miw.rnlR who sat, in Hip Roiciismth
Article 4. Bis honor, the state president, " 7 if , the Reichsrath
is hereby empowered to, ask the president.
aim niemoers oi ine uencu wnether they
consider it to be In accordance with their
oaths to pronounce judgment according to
the existing and hcreafter-to-be-promul-gated
laws and Volksraad resolutions, and
not to arrogate to themselves the so-called
testing right, and his honor is further au
thorized to remove from office those mem
bers from whom he receives a reply in
the negative, or, in his opinion, an unsatis
factory reply, or one who does not reply
within the stipulated time. .
The nigh Court wag excusable in not
fancying this piece of legislation, and
would have liked to declare it contrary
to the constitution. It was conscious of
the legal right to do so, but equally of
being physically afraid to attempt any
thing of the kind. So, in impotent rage,
it shut up 6hop and went home. Now it
is announced that the chief justice and
bis associates have concluded to submit
and take their medicine, and never again
to take any but the executive view of
what is constitutional and what Is not.
Bow much happier the late Administra
tion would have been if something like
that could have been done to an unruly
and obstructive Senatel
Clerical Assistance for Autocrats.
In view of recent talk about making
Dr. Talmage chaplain of the .Senate, we
should hesitate to mention anybody else
for that place; but as regards the House,
there can be no impropriety In, directing
the attention of Speaker Bced to. the
claims and intrinsic merit of a reverend
gentlemen out "West, who baa bad ex-
perience lit the line, and demonstrated a
high regard for the opportunities and
harmonies of the position.
The name of the clergyman in question
is-Jones, and for some time he has been
actingchnplain or the senate of Oklahoma.
The peculiar beauty of this gentleman's
administration is that ho-gjves thanks
for and invoices Divine blessings on every
thing the senate does, no matter what.
Mr. Reed could appreciate and love a
chaplain liku that. One day Brother Jones
thanked the Lord that the senate had
been inspired with wisdom to make an
order not to employ any female clerks.
On the same date this' action was recon
sidered and several ladles wore appointed
to positions. This did not phase, the chap
lain in the least. His prayer on the fol
lowing morning blessed the Lord "that
senators had been divinely led to see the
error of their ways and mercifully helped
to make amends In securing the services
of these excellent and efficient sisters."'
Now this is the kind of clerical assist
ance that autocrats ought to have, and
we are not aware of any civil service re
form rule that should stand in the way
of Brother Joi.es' elevation to tlic House
pulpit oh the occurrence of a vacancy. A
man of his complacent caliber might al
most be able to ask a blessing on the
Dingley bill, even with the fate of An
anias and Judas before his eyes.
Chicago has raised the salary of her
mayor from $7,000 to $10,000 a year;
and we would remind Chicago that it
will now be necessary to take some means
to raise this money.
It is now suspected that all these accounts
of Mr. McKinley's tact and ability have
originated with Cousin Osborne or some
other one of the ten or a dozen gentle
men to whom prosperity lias thus far
The Republican newspapers still have a
most uncomfortable way of calling inter
national bimetallism an iiidescent dream.
Notwithhtanding extreme watchfulness
on the part of the Government authorities,
another Cuban expedition, with 500 rifles,
a million cartridges and a ton or dyna
mite, slipped away from I'nnta Gorda,
Fla., on Saturday.
"Trusts know no politics," says the St.
Louis Globe-Democrat; when the fact Is
that they know every kind or politics that
occasion seems to require.
Since the big cruiser Brooklyn tore off
her bottom trying to get up to Philadel
phia, the people of that town have been
irritable on all marine subjects. This may
account for the exclusion from t hclrlccture
.hall of Dr. Lyman Abbott by the Quaker
City Y. M. C. A.
Unless appearances are deceptive Sena
tor Piatt now has political matters In
New York in a fairly (satisfactory condi
tion; in fact, much as he likes his corree.
Black and Strong.
After the excellent newspaper work done
by ex-Senator Ingalls niid ox-Champion
Sullivan at Carson City, it is probable
that they may have a chance to show the
Turks and Greeks what amateur report
As the Greek admiral has summoned the
Turks, on the Gulf of Arta, to dismount
their guns within twenty-four hours, the
trouble in that direction may come about
the same time.
It becomes painfully evident that if the
officeseeking mob continues its assaults
upon the President, a few of Cleveland's
police battalion will have to be recalled
Shot In the Abdomen,
Newark, N.J., March 21. Charles Knnis,
twenty-four years old, was shot in the
abdomen and probably fatally wounded by
James Giles, a saloonkeeper, at No. 24
Shlpman street, today. Giles hnd been
dragged from his place by Ennis and sev
eral others of the Shipman street gang, and
was being brutally kicked, when his wife
rushed in with a revolver and gave It
to her husband, whereupon she was also
attacked, knocked down aud kicked. The
shooting followed. A bullet struck Ennis
In the leg and another lodged In the abdo
men. Be was taken to St. Barnabas Hos
pital. Giles was locked up, as were sev
eral of the gang.
Her Heuit Had Uurwt Open.
Rome, N. Y., March 21. In an autopsy
which Coroner's Physician Donlin has
made on the body of Mrs. MIna RIedcl,
of No. 1970 Lexington avenue, he found
that the heart had burst open. The rup
ture was large enough to stick two fingers
in. It is said to be the only case or the
kind known to surgery.
The German Elections.
Vienna, March 21. The elections for
members or the Rcichsrath, which began
on March 9 under the new law, which
provides for almost universal suffrage,
are now almost finished. A feature of
have been displaced, mainly by German
Hev. PatrJeli O'JIare's Jubilee.
New York, March 21. At the third and
last day of the celebration of the silver
jubilee of the Rev. Patrick P. O'Hare,
rector of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic
Church, Greenpoint, today, Archbishop
Martinclli, the papal delegate, presided at
the ceremonies in the church.
The Bostons at Savannah.
Savannah, Ga., March 21. The Bostons
arrived Jiere tonight and will begin prac
tice tomorrow. Long and Yengcr joined
the team from the West. The Bostons
will remain three weekB and will play
Baltimore and Pittsburg here.
The norty of Gen. Ttillerton.
Cumberland, Md., March 21. The most
extraordinary efforts were made. today
to find the body of Gen. J. S. Fullcrton.of
St. Louis, who wob killed in the railroad
accident near Oakland yesterday, but met
with no success.
Self ridge Gone to Naples.
Rome, March 21. RearAdmlralSelfridge,
commanding the American Mediterranean
squadron, has left this city and gone to
Naples. The pope will tomorrow receive
a deputation from the American cruiser
Death of John Biddulpli 3Jartln.
London, March 21. John Biddulph Mar
tin, a well-known banker of this city, who
married Mrs. Victoria C. Woodhull, died
from pneumonia yesterday at Las Palmas,
GLEANED FROE' THE LOBBIES
They were discussing the political career
of tiio Hon. Mn'rcus Alon.o Hnnna past
and prospective- future-as they lounged
in the room oil the street floor of a
prominent hotcfjUinjtj is, forbidden on the
Sabbath to ull but a favorite few, because
of police restrI()rjomU
"I tmdorstnnd,,rsald one of the gentle
men, "that tho-wlngor the party iuCleve
land opposed to .Mr. Hanuu was success
ful in-their eff7rt tb' re-nominate Mayor
"That amounts to-but little," replied a
companion, who had visited Cleveland
before the inauguration, "McKisson can
never down llannti in his own town be
cause -he is smooth sliny.cn. I tell you
that he hasn't the whiskers for a really
interesting fight for a municipality."
The conversation then became general,
with "whiskers" the topic. He who has
intimately known the prominent actors in
several Congresses at last advanced:
"The most carefully-kept beard and the
handsomest whiskers or this session were
exercised from infancy by the salt breezes
of Puget Sound, and irrigated by the
moisture-laden atmosphere of that won
derful section of our country. Such
whiskers would attract for their owner at
tention anywhere, and most especially in
assemblages where ladies are present. This
particular beard has received the daily
and hourly attention or James Hamilton
Lewis, one or the most polished and fin
ished public speakers of America, and a
prominent attorney or the coast. With
those whiskers, I tell you, together with
his scholarly abilities and attainments, the
new member from Washington will create
a favorable Impression before Ills first
term ends, or I'm greatly mistaken."
"Of course, he Is a Populist?"
"As far as the whiskers, yes. Be has
always been a stanch Democrat, but was
elected on a fusion ticket. Upon the ballot
that nominated Arthur Hewali for Vice
President at Chicago. James Hamilton
Lewis received seventeen votes, those com
ing from Oregon, Washington, and Ala
bama. When he first went to Seattle, he
workeil as. a 'longshoreman to secure the
money to study law. He'll be heard from, I
enn tell you."
One of the most popular of the clerks
at the Sliorcham banks for Charley Suev,
a .Mongol, and the little Chinee has the
utmost confidence in his white friend.
"Gimme a dollar,'' said Sucy, as he
approached "the bank" the other day.
"Why, Charley, you drew all your money
or. the IGth."
"Never mind; gimme a dollar.''
"What did you do with all your iiiiny
Det it on Corbett?" asked tiie cle:K, as
he tOKse-1 out the dollar.
"Yes," said he, "Mellcnn man dam."
Then he took the dollar and shambled
down the street.
The Hon. S. A, Northwny, who repre
sents the Ohio district from which Joshua
R. Giddlngs made his, debut into Congress,
is a familiar figure in the corridor of the
-Rlggs. , Judge Northway is tall and thin,
but withal, hasian fnteres'ing personality.
Like all public men he has a hobby or a
subject beloved second only to politics
Next to the tariff, .t he judge delights in
discussing philosophy or "man as hewill
be after he is not.1',. :
Mr. C. A. Stearns,;U) merchant or Boston,
is at the National While enjoying an
after-dinner cigar yestciday, he remarked
to a party of companions: "In Massa
chusetts we have, a postmistress who
need not fear removal, because of changes
in the Government Adm'nistration. She
is Miss Louise Imogen Gs.iney, the well
known authoress, and she presides over
the office of a village near Boston. Site
is about to bring out a new bcok with
the odd title of J'atrins,1 meaning a gypsy
trail. Miss Gulney lias two tinge dogs
of which she is extremely fond, and who
are nearly always To be found on guard
while their mistress is engaged in writ
ing her charming poems and brightessays."
A Southern attorney who is visiting
Washington because he is a Republican
aud this is a Republican Administration,
was entertaining a few friends at the
Ebbitt, yesterday, with anecdote and
reminiscence. "When 1 was a young,
struggling attorney I frequented the po
lice court in New Orleans. I recollect
one daj of hearing the evidence of a
prisoner, an Italian, a portion of which
1 have always remembered. An attorney
asked him what the police officer had
said to him when making the arrest.
" 'He told me to go to ,' replied
" 'Well, what did you do?
" 'I obeyed him. I went straight to the
police station.' "
They were discussing the recent ap
pointments or President McKinley, as they
seated themselves at a table in the dining
hall of the Normandle yesterday. Some
one mentioned the name of Hon. James
K. Gowdy. The Western member caught
the name Just as lie was endeavoring to
fathom the mysteries of the menu card.
Interrupting the conversation or his com
panions, as he throw the card contemptu
ously rrom him, he said: "I hope Gowdy
won't be in Paris long before he will get
the Indiana legislature to take up the
famous bill against printing menus in
foreign tongues, and amend it so that it
will apply to France."
"I have the greatest admiration for
Gen. Newton M. Curtis, who is slated
for the position of Assistant Secretary
of State," said a well-groomed lounger
at the Arlington yesterday. "He was a
hero during the war and a brave general.
As he is six feet and three inches tall,
and was usually in the front ranks, I
cannot conceive how he escaped stopping
some of the bullets that -flew high over
the heads of the ordinary soldiers."
The visiting clergyman returned to his
hotel after having delivered a sermon In
the forenoon. In 'the dining-room lie
recognized the face of one who had occu
pied one of the front pews at the service.
Approaching hiirr with a pleasant, smile
the minister said:
"How did you like' my sermon on etern
ity?" "Sermon? Wiry it seemed more to me
like an object lesson."
Mr. George H.rBrennan, an old news
paper man, formerly connected with the
Boston Globe, IS at the Eegent. Mr.
Brcnnau Is at present? manager Tor Thomas
B. Shea and his, theatrical combination.
While in Cantom a Tew days after the
election, Mr. Brennan received the assur
ance of President McKinley that, if pos
sible, be would attend the performance of
the "Man-O'War's Alan" in "Washington.
The play will boy presented for the first
time in this city tonight at the Grand
Opera House. Besides the President, Sec
retary Long and other high ofricials are
expected to attend.
"It is not generally known," said Mr.
Brennan at the hotel yesterday, "that
President McKinley is interested some
what in high class theatricals. Ho is part
owner or the Canton opera house, and his
brother-in-law, Marshall Barber, nlso con
trols a large block ot the stock."
Hallway Mail Clerks Convention.
San Francisco, Marcli 21. The last ses
sion of the Railway Mail Clerks' conven
tion was held last night in the parlors
of the Baldwin Hotel. At 1 0 o'clock this
morning the delegates left for Los Angeles,
where they will remain two days before
etarting for the East.
Mr. Moras Denies That lie He
ported It to the Department.
Paris, March 21, Mr. Samuel E. Mores,
the American consul general here, was
questioned yesterday by a reporter of the
United Associated Presses regarding the
embezzlement of Clyde Shropshire, formerly
the vice consul general, a position he owed
to Mr. Morss. Mr. Morss said that, not
withstanding the statement cabled from the
United States that he had informed the
State Department of the illegal acts of his
deputy, lie had made no report to the de
partment. He added that Shropshire had
becndlsmisscd fromhls position nlnemonths
ago. He never had charge of the consulate
unless In the absence or sickness of the
consul general. Jie hud borrowed money
from his acquaintances, and had lost the
loans iu gambling.
Mr. Morss would not confirm the reports
that Shropshire, who is now said to be in
London with Ills paramour, an American
woman, liad robbed him of between $20,
000 and $.'50,000.
CONVICTED OK ilUHDER.
Jury Finds That Charley O. Kaiser
Killed Ills "Wife.
Norristown, Pa., March 21. Charles O.
Kaiser, jr., sat with bowed head in his cell
in the Jail tills morning a convicted mur
derer. After an eleven days' triul a jury'
has found him guilty of the killing of his
wife on a lonely road near Bridgeport
on October 28 last.
The convicted man heard the verdict with
tear-dimmed eyes. His aged rather broke
down completely when the roremau or the
Jury announced that the charge had been
I'll WARING FOR WAR.
Bulgaria Mulu'H a lilx Purchase of
Soria, March 21. The government or
Bulgaria has contracted wjth the German
gun-uiakiug house of Krupp for the early
delivery of ninety pieces of field artillery.
Many Killed by the Storm.
Jackson, Miss., March 21. Additional
particular of the great storm show it
to have been general all over the south
half of Mississippi. At uOca, in this
county, C. W. Hill was killed hnd his wife
badly injured. At Martin, forty milessouth
west of here, a negro was lifted clear
ofr the ground and blown 300 yards into
a tree top, several bones being broken
Two of the best farm residences in Ran
kin, twenty miles southeast of here, were
destroyed and the families Injured.
Killed by Fulling. Tree.
Montgomery, Ala., March 21. At Moun
tain Creek, a station a few miles north of
Montgomery, on the Louisville and Nash
ville Railway, Friday, two daughters,
aged thirteen and sixteen, of James II.
Morrell, were instantly killed by a falling
tree. Theelderglrl was at the spring-when
the storm came uj:on her, and her sister
started to her ulth an umbrella. Just'as
they met the tree was blown down, crush
ing them both to death.
A Sea Captain Injured.
Ne w Brunswick, N. J. , Ma rch 21. Richard
Wallace, captain of the freight steamer
Elkoa, of the Clyde Line, plying between
New York and Philadelphia, fell back
ward from the upper deck of his vessel,
striking the string-piece of the dock and
rebounded into the water. He was res
cued by one of the crew of the Elkoa.
Ills spine was injured, and it is thought
that he sustained a fracture of the skull.
A JJaiidsuine Residence Burned.
Savnanah, Ga., March 21. Thehandome
residence ot Rev. Charles H. Strong, at
tScaulicu, a suburb or Savannah, was
burned at 5 o'ch-ck this morning. The
residence wasbuiltby Major A.L. llartrid-re
and Ms said to have cost about 50,000.
It was purchased at about $12,000 by Mr.
Strong and was insured Tor that amount.
The fire is said to have been of incendiary
Death of Ahl.
Carlisle, Pa., March 21.-P. A. Ahl, ex
president of the Harrisburg and Potomac
Railroad, now the Philadelphia and Read
ing Railroad, and who was founder and
operator of the large Iron works at Boil
ing Springs, and one of the leading busi
ness men of the State, died at Newville
this evening, aged about eighty years.
Captured by Storm.
Madrid, March 21 .-An official report
from Manila states that a Spanish force
commanded by Gen. Olaguer has captured
by assault an entrenched position of the
insurgents at Montalban. According to
the report the rebels losses numbered 300
killed, while the Spaniards lost only two
killed and eighteen wounded.
Soott Out of Prison.
Havana, March 21. -Charles Scptt, the
American who was arrested on February
9 on the charge of having Cuban postage
stamps in ids possession, was released
today, the court havingdismissed the charge
against him. He will leave for the United
States on the steamer sailing Wednesday.
The Drainatihts Celebrate.
New York, March 21. The Dramitists
Club or this city celebrated the passase
of the anti-pirate amendment to the copy
right laws by the last Congress by tender
ing a dinner last night to those inostproml
nently coniiected with the passage of
Must Hon the German Coenade.
Berlin, Marcli 21. Emperor William has
issued a general order that the army shall
henceforth don the German cockade which
the sovereigns or the federal states have
also bestowed upon their troops, as a vis
ible injunction to defend Germany's great
ness. AsHiiNNiiiH to He Executed.
Santa Fe., N. M., March 21. The four
Borrogo assassins will be executed on
Tuesday. All arrangements'liavc been
made to put into effect the deatli sen
tence. No interference is expected Trom
The Puritan Inqniry.
New Tork, March 21. The court of in
quiry appointed to investigate the alleged
inefficiency of the engines, boilers, and
auxiliary machinery of the monitor Puri
taincontinueditslabors yesterday. Morning
and afternoon sessions were held behind
"Wants Atiother Railroad.
Galveston, Tex., March 21. President
Huntington and a number of prominent of
ficials of the Southern Pacific Railroad
spent about two hours ybsterday examining
the terminal facilities of the Galveston,
La Porte, and Houston Railway.
No Passengers on the Utrecht.
London, March 21. A dispatch from
Brest, France, says that there were no
passengers on the Dutch mail steamer
Utrecht, which is supposed to have foun
dered in the vicinity of Ushantc. The
crew of the steamer numbered thirty-six.
Death of Journalist Riordnn.
Charleston, S. C, March 21. Benjamin
Rochefort Rlordan, formerly a Charleston
journalist, hut recently living In New York,
tit atl at. ita nclrinrr In tiio innf rnnnllu dn
I Sunday, March 21
MEN'S SOULS GOD'S JEWELS.
Religion the Brightest; "Crystal
Can Not Equal It."
At the First Presbyterian Church yes
terday Rev. T. De Witt Tnlmage delivered
a sermon upon the subject: "Crystals,"
taking for his text, "The Crystal Cannot
Equal It," Job, xxviii:17.
lie said in part:
"Many of the precious stones of the
Bible have come to prompt recognition,
but for the present I take up the less
valuable crystal. Job, in my text, com
pares saving wisdom with a specimen of
topaz. But Job makes an intelligent
comparison looks at religion and then
looks at the crystal, and pronounces the
former as of far superior value to the
latter, exclaiming In the words or my text,
"The crystal cannot equal it.''
"Xow, it is not .a .part of my scrmonic.
design to depreciate the crystal. But I
want to show you that Job was right.
In the first place I remark that religion
is superior to the crystal in exactness.
Again, I remark that religion is superior
to the crystal in transparency.
I remark again that religion surpasses
the crystal in its beauty. That lump of
crystal is put under the magnifying glass
of ttie crystallographer and lie sees in it
indescribable beauty. The fact is that
crystal is so beautiful tlutt 1 can think
of but one thing in nil the universe that
Is so beautiful, and that Is the religion
of the Bible. People talk too much about
their cross and not enough about their
crown. no you Know me mine mentions
a cross but twenty-seven times, while it
mentions a crown eighty times?
"Again, religion is supciio'r to the crys
tal in its transformations. But I tell
you In. the Gospel or the Son of God there
is a more wonderful transformation.
'What!' say you, 'Will God wear
Jewelry?' If Be wanted It He could make
the stais of heaven His belt- But He
does not want that adornment. He will
not have that Jewelry. When God wants
Jewelry He comes down and digs it out of
thedepths and darkness of sin. These sours
are all crystallizations of mercy."
A DIVINE ARCHITECT.
ArclibJsshop Ireland Defends the
Christian Theory of the Universe.
Archbishop Ireland, the eloquent prelate
of the AVest, delivered a very scholarly
sermon before a crowded congregation
yesterday mornlng.at St. Patrick'sChurch.
The sermon was based on fourteenth to
twenty-eighth verses of the ninth chap
ter or St. Luke, and was devoted to the
proof of the Christian theory of the crea
tion and the supernatural as the law of
the universe. He made an argument to
show the insufficiency of the grounds for
a disbelief in the supernatural, and iu
general defended the teachings or Revela
tion and the existence of a divine archi
tect and ruler.
The material world, however, docs not
furnish all the proof. In the end we
look up and say: "Our Father who art
in Heaven, comfort and save us."
A THAGKDY AT J1ANV1IXK.
Mr. TJttlejohn Head and His "Wife
and W. C. "Williams Injured.
Richmond, Va.. March 21. A Dnuville
special to the Dispatch says: A distress
ing tragedy occurred here yesterday, as a
it-suit of which J. R. Litilejohn s di.ad
and his wife has a broken arm and is
otherwise seriously injured. Littlejohn, a
middle-aged white man, kept a small gro
cery store on the corner or Floyd and
Upper streets. Just about noon yesterday,
without warning, he attacked his wife
with a stout hickory cane, badly cutting
and bruising her atotit the head and body
and breaking her left arm before neigh
bors, attracted by her cries, could in
terfere. W. C. Williams, one of those who came
to the unfortunate wire's rescue, volun
teered to go for a doctor, and as he turned
to do so Littlejohn felled him with a
blow of his cudgel, knocking him insen
sible, and making an ugly contusion of
the scnlp. By this time Police Officers
Williams and Hutson arrived, arrested
Littlejohn and took him to jail.
Three hours later he was found dead in
his cell. Investigation developed that he
had swallowed laudanum before attacking
his wife. The assault and suicide are at
tributed to sudden dementia. Deceased
went on occasional sprees and has been
drinking heavily for several days.
SOr.12 KDEL AH RESTED.
ne Told the Poller of the Dunn
Houston, Tex., March 21. Sole Edel,
the man who told the police of the plot to
kidnap eight-year-old Annie Dunn, claim
ing that Hughes, who was killed by the
detectives, hnd tried to get him into the
plot, was arrested for complicity lasi
night, by the sheriff, the chief, of police
having refused to make the arrest. Edel
btlll says he Is Innocent.
Mrs. Hughes was placed in the county
jail today aud no one is allowed to see
her. The detectives who shot and killed
Hughes left town tonight.
A Braltemaii Killed.
Richmond, Va., March 21. W. H. Kirt
ley, a brakeman, on the James River di
vision of the Chesapeake and Ohio Rail
way, was killed in a singular manner last
night at Hoxall's Station, a few miles
west of Richmond. Two Xreights were
on sidings awaiting the passage of a
passenger train, and when the latter blew
its signals, Kirtley went Into the cab-box
to give the response. He performed this
duty and when about to descend, caught
his foot in some way andfellinthecab, dis
locating his neck. His body was brought
here. Deceased was twenty-four years
ot age and unmarried.
Disabled at Sea.
New York, March 21. The Cunard Line
steamer Campania which arrived here last
evening from Liverpool via Qucenstown,
reports that on March IS, inlatitude42.1G,
longitude 51.17, she passed a three-masted
steamer having a red funnel andblacktop,
probably the steamer Missouri, from Swan
sea for Philadelphia, to wingoll-tank steam
er Delaware, British, from London for
Philadelphia, apparently bearinguprorIlall-
fax, as the Missouri's steering gear ap
peared to be disabled.
Wreck- Caused Snlcide.
Pittsburg, Pa., March 21. After reading
of the foundering of the French steamer
Vllle de St. Nazaire, Mrs. Anna Spltzer, a
widow ninety-two yearsold, committedsui
clde by hanging herself in the attic of the
residence of her daughter, Mrs. Sophia Sle
bert.atNo. 222 Evansalley, Allegheny. As
she threw down the paper containing the
news she exclaimed: "Oh, God, what
things do happen." She then went up
stairs and hanged herself.
Democrats Will Vote for Hunter.
Frankfort, Ky., March 21. Represen
tative W. A. Baird, a gold Democrat of
Daviess county, lias announced that he
will vote for' Dr. W. Godfrey Hunter, the
Republican nominee for United States
Senator. It is practically settled that
Norman and Stout, gold Democrats, will
also vote for Hunter. Dr. Hunter tlaims
that he can have the votes of three other
gold Democrats if he needs them.
To Prohibit Prize Fight Pictures.
St. Paul, Minn., March 21. Yesterday
afternoon abill was Introduced in the house
of representatives prohibiting the exhibi
tion of prize fights or bull fights.
iota, lltn and F Sts. N. W.
Much of the new spring
stock is in, and just now, at
the beginning- of the season,
because of very favorable
conditions, we. are offering
some exceptionally good val
ues, as follows:
Boys' new All-wool Combination Sultn,
made "or various serviceable cloths lu
checks and other pretty patterns. Sizes, 3
to 8, are Iteerer style Larger sizes up to
15 are the regulation size.
For Suit and Extra Trousers.
Boys' new All-wool Combination Suite,
very fine quality: stylish plaids and neat
checks; broad lapels on collar; sewed
throughout with silk; teams well taped.
Sizes 4 to 16.
JFor Suit aud. Extra Trousers.
Little Boys' New Sailor Suits, strictly
all wool and fine quality; gray, brown,
and navy blue cloths; every suit ricniy
and tastefully braided.
For Suit Sizes 3 to 10.
Two Special Values in
Boys' New Trousers.
All-wool Trousers, of fine Scotch Chev
iots, well made, perfect fitting. Sizes 3
5 9 C Value $1.00.
All-wool Trousers, of blue and black
Homespun, very serviceable goods, vl
made. Sizes 3 to 15.
. New Percale Blouses, in neat checks
and stripes; also navy blues apd whites;
full shape; wide sailor collar. Sizes 3 to 8.
"Mother's Friend" Waists, unlaundertd
percale; for boys' rough wear. Thestrongest
Waist made; patent waistband. Sizes 4
We are now showing the
new spring goods, garments
of a high character hand
some, bright, and most de
sirable styles and call
attention to the following
Girls' 2-piece Suits, of all-wool navy
blue and fancy mixed cloths; lined skirt;
stylish double-breasted reefer with Em
pire back and box front; ribbon trim
minirs. Sizes 0 to 14. Each (according
to size) ,
$8.T5 to $11.75
Girls" 2-piece Blouse Suits, of all-wool
navy blue serge; ribbon and cloth trim
mings; also prettily braided; vest, front,
laced with cord; lined skirt; deep hem;
extra belt. Sizes 6 to 12. Each (aor
cording to size),
$10.00 to $12.25
Girls' Reefer Suits, of stylish all-wool
mixed cloths; lined skirts; double-breasted
jacket lined with silk; velvet collar. Sizes
G to 14. Each (according to size),
$12.50 to $14. T5
Misses Reefer Jackets, of fine all-wool
serge; double-breasted; navy blue and
rich mixed effects. Sizes 12 to 18. Each,
Misses' Empire Jackets, of pretty all
wool mixed cloths; lay-down collar, trim
med with plain cloth and braid. Sizes
4 to 14. Each,
Misses' Reefer Jackets, of fine all-wool
navy blue cloth; double-breasted; Empire
back; broad sailor collar, handsomely
trimmed with white braid. Sizes 4 to
14. Each ,
Dress Goods Dept.
1,000 Yards New Springof '97
Purchased under conditions which en
able us to sell it for
29c the Yard
Regular Price, 37c.
Woodward & Lotlirop.