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THE MOKSHOra TIMES,- FIODA Y, - MAJJCH 20, 3897.
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BY 31A1L POSTAGE PREPAID
Morning Evening and Sunday 50c
Morning and Sunday 3Go
Washington, tbiday. march 20
'J Hide Fnder n Revenue Tariff.
Under the opeiatiun or a recnue taiirr
law our foicign ttade is shovvingnn en
couraging ir-crease. In rebiuar tlie v alue
or tlie export mo c-nicnt amounted to $79,
773,3'iS, :in increase ovei the hame period
In 1S96 or 2 6 per cent; over February,
1895, or Jl per cent, and over February,
181 1, or 21 per cent. Tlie excess or ex
port ei imports during tlie same inontli
jiutn-cpnted $20,550,000, or 31 per cent.
Tlie Jaiiimn. ci.ceh was 13,000,000. or
almost SO per cent, and in December was
loO per cent.
ETetAihlm; HiJtcd to a restoration of
DeiiMttertcKl equilibrium until the Dinsloy
tariff ngttatien potiey of the new Gov
ernment ontMC 4o diorpanlae buMm-vs
The WiKon tariff, with nil its fault, and
wtUi mM tte siai Injected late it bj trust
litrttittw' fl"r it reached the Senate,
Is sUM k law under which iHtenmUoMtd
lH-HitkK vmu he t nmsactod. The proiWM.nl
tariff tb not h an ue. If it were to
be enact expert wdimHrt trade would
M4ain a eonm n disaster, and revenues
Hut the trtfts and monopolies would
rH la the minions ami that, of course,
U tfcv objet t of the meeting.
IIi! atld llinl-.line!s.
There is something a little inconsisteul
In the position of our Ea.ecntive branch
toward the x-omitries of Europe In the mat
ter of cuititnercial policy "VVltli one hand
the Administration does all it can to con
vince them that American meat products
are not onlj fat and Juicv beyond the ken
of Alderne , Durham, Southdown or West
phalia, but are as free from Just suspicion
of bacteria, microbes trichinae, and all
th it kind of thing, as a Kepubhcan tarirf
bill is void of justice or mercy. Iiutwith
the oilier hand itsljps the races or foreign
peoples and informs them tliatthej might
bb well shut up slioj and go outofbusi
ness, .is it dot f not intend to allow them
to trade with us anj more A very
natural result follows
Although tlie inspection and certification
or all inc. lis offered for expcit at Amcu
can ports are provided foi under tlie most
careiul and eaetmg n gulations prescubed
b the Department of Agriculture, the
French government has increased the dutj
on live American hogs one-half, on fresh
pork to the same extent, and has raised
the tax on ham and bacon, other pork
products and lard, even more.
It is needless to remark that this action 1
Is taken as retaliation in advance for the
Dingley bill Foreign confidence in the
"cojiiplaeencj" of opposition Senators,
therefore, would appeal as gieat as that
entertained bj orthodox trust Republicans.
G t cater Xexv Yorl.
The Gi eater New York Mil having paw-esl
the Alltuuy legislature, the birth of the
new rilvnihy be anuottnecdiu a few clays
'J here vvH! le great rejoicing among all
dnsse in tlie American metropolis, and
we are afraid there ina) be corrot-poMliitg
ploom in Cliiaigo: but the latter cml
be helped. Tlwrc Is KIH territory wHb
in the coirfites of Iltittots that ttit(;ht be
annexed, alt It cratrh mo of It Is how rather
distiit. and the energetic people of the
WhKiv City Heed aot despair.
Kot withstanding the ooiifoilatkni of a
coutiguous itupulation larger ia tlie aggre
gate than UMt of Greece, Isow York wKI
remain a Muatkr ottj than Loaiton, both
as to sajicrficial area and inhabitant.
Uoiulon i-oerha. territor of 088.1 mi oh re
miles; that If, including the metropolitan
district, not under the lord major and
eldermon or the citj propel , and anously
ROtcriied. But, considered ab a homo
geneous commuuit under a tingle execu
tive and municipal control, New York
ill even rank ahead or the capital of
Great Biitniu. Its total area will be
858 square miles Pans only covers 172
According to the municipal census or
18!M, the population of London was 1,
433,018; b the latest census, that or
Paris was 2,511,905. New York will
contain 3,294,805. In Loudon there
are l.E'O miles of htreets; in Pans, GOO
miles, and New York will hae 1,200
miles, exclusive of roads and public high
wajs. The British metropolis includes
600,000 buildings; Paris, 100,000, and
2ew York will hae 1G7.000, of which
130,000 arc used resideutiall. All the
terntor of Ihccreatcstor American cities
lies within a bixteen-mlle radius from
tlie City Hall
If only the national metropolis could
add to its numerical and to its Duancial,
conimetcial and industrial superiont , the
climate, beauties, attractions and the
public and private goodness and Tirtbe of
the National Capital, then Indeed It would
appear too great to mention
Iteiortn in Xou-Ehsentials.
There is lerresumcntin Hie thought that
public opinion is regarded by the Dingley
tariff highwnv men, even In matters where
mo'ieyis notparticulaily an o!jcct. Public
Indignation over the scheme to tax im
ported books and scientific apparatus
used ia schools, has led to the abandon
ment or that feature in the measure. We
liaveuo idea that, on the same account, the
proposed l obbery of the poor in, unimportant
matters, like the necessities of life, will
The Iwnd sv ndicates, trusts, and monop
olies coubtitutc an organized allied power
taat never releases its grip on the throat
of the people. We now learn that it even
dares to defy the mandate of the Supreme
Court, In the railway pooling trust cases,
and Mill maintain its illegal "associations"
by "advice of counsel,"
Itslill sticks to the old trust marlm, that
"the law is for the powr and comts he
tun j? to the rich," notwithstanding a most
peremptory notice to the contra rj.
The IlnnJXon Trust Specific.
The Hon. Benjamin HanKon, having
retired from the field of practical poli
tics, is devoting himself to political,
economic and social questions from the
academic standpoint. Occupjing tjiat atti
tude toward them his views aie entitled
to respect and consideration, for Mr.
Ilarribon'bintcllcctua! eminence and mental
grasp of such mitters are not to be treated
lightly, noi in an unfriend! spirit, when
there is not any icason to suspect tli.it
behind them lurks the retainer or the coun
sel, the provimate interest of tlie party or
the rancor of the partisan
llenci, .Mr. llairison's views on trusts
and monopolies, delivered before the
students or Ann Arbor tlniversit a few
dajs ago, are well north studv mid re
flei tiou; especially as we suspect that they
include some pertinent, as well as uncom
To epitomize his thought and com lusions
He recognizes the fact that fivc-sKths of
the voters or the country favor a wiki.i1
revision of corporation laws, and a sjstem
under which JiiKi;Iiug with capitalization
and fixed charges, dishonest "leorgnnlza
tloa" and a lot of cognate evils and abuses
shall become more difficult. He also
averts that even a larger sentiment advo
cates a more equal and equitable adjust
ment or the burdens tt taxation Mr.
Harrison rcTers to conditions l'l Xew Yeirk
as one case in Mlnl where the equalized
taxable value oT real estate is shown to be
nearly Tour billions, while that or pcramnl
propertj is represented In the leturns a.s
less than hair a billion, the notorious fact
beiug that, if properly accounted Tor, the
taxable value of personal propi rty in the
Empire State would appear nearlv, ir not
quite, as great as that of the n nil
Regarding trusts and kindred combina
tions, the ex-President reminds us that
the bises upon which they rest have been
built by the people, who have otlglnally
invited tlielr organization and investments
The enforced bankruptcy of such institu
tions would be a public hatm llieir re
form should not be committed to apprm
tices, and the legislation enacted to ac
complish it should be Just He does not
believe that "sitv-day legislatures" are
capable of the task, distracted as they
are by demands for local legislation and
the wrangles of local politics; and hoveied
over, as also they are, bj a cloud of
astute corporation attorneys Great pro
jects of reform, like tlie conception and
application of general laws to leform and
govern such bubjects as the restriction
and regulation of trusts and monopolies,
or the distribution of taxation equitably
over every legitimately contributory ele
ment, ought to be In the hands of corn
missions of learned, able, pure and pa
triotic men, having the capacitv and leis
tire to undertake all the uceessarv stud
and lescarch, and wise enough to foi ma
late a panacea for the ills complained of
by the people at large
Regarded from Mr Harrison's point of
Aleu-t wuich we assume to be the aca
demic, theie is much that is admuable
both in his diagnosis and his theorv or
medication, but we are afraid that, in
descending to the plane of actual applica
tion, the remedies would have to be
practical rather than theoretical Tor in
stance, Mr Harrison cannot be unaware
that the coimtr is almost eompletel con
trolled. In t!e instances where it i not
owned, by the social elements which his
general prognosis would bring under tiv.it
nient and di-:iiJine Inas-niuh as they
dominate the fountains of honor and
pmronngc quite as much as they do the
"Kixty-day legislatures" and the Congress,
it may be doubted If reller could be ex
pected in an gi eater degree Trout dis
tinguished commissions, created by these
Icgtnlatnrcs, and influenced, as he
concedes Uiem to be, by corporation at
toraevR and acting in co-operation with
saiHlrv Executives, very possibly opeu
to arguments of a partisan oi pergonal
Mr Harrison very Justly cautions us
against any attempt, in these connec
tions, to "bring in the millennium on the
morrow," and, as rar as this journal is
concerned, we propose to take his ad
icc, even if the possibility of such a
thing were to be presented to us in the
form of a plenarj commission entirely
composed of ex-rresidents
The London Financial News piints a
most gloom picture or mouetai and
economic conditions in Spain The xalue
of the cuiiency unit, the peseta, las te
cently fallen 27 per cent, agricultural
prospects are deprcFSing, bicad liots are
increasing, and the rcceipth of tl e Spanish
raUwaysdiscloBC a general national paral -sis
Fi ecch holders of Spanish railway
securities will have to face the total ex
tinction of their investment unless better
conditions appear in the near future
The floods in the Mississippi Valley,
while terrible in their destructive power,
are not at all unprecedented Tive ears
ugo there was "veo nearly such another
period The Mississippi is nothing in reality
but a great open sewer, the waters of
which arc heavily charged with sediment,
and this fact has not been thoroughly
recognized in trying to deal -with the
flood problem The sediment is con
stant! deposited, and the channel or the
river changed, so that a Mississippi pilot
has need to be as skillful as a managing
politician. Future appropriations for the
control of the Mississippi will have to be
expended "with reference not only to the
direction but the "velocity of the current,
as this has an Important effect on the de
positing of sediment It Is, of course,
desirable to increase this TCloclt as much
as possible. Levees must also be raised
at points where they are most needed.
So far, the appropriation baa been too
much Influenced by sectionalism, and too
little by the proportionate need of the
States Some of the Southern States are
comparative! safe from the rivet's depre
dations lennesste is protected by high,
rock banks, and tlie whole force of the
water is thrown on the defenseless Ar
k.iims side Farthei south the destruc
tion has been fearful Some towns ha"e
!cen driven b ick eir b car 'Ihere
used to be a song about "Natchez under
the Hill " N.itclie is not under a hlir
now; she is on one But the greater
p irt or the d image, of, course, fallb on tlie
lowlands and farming districts. Wheat
crops in Illinois and .Missouri, and homes
and farming lands in Louisiana, arc be
ing utter! ruined The Government avIII
have to do something about all this, and
do (t scieiitillcai!, and do it soon
The Hon Heni C. Pa no ma at least
rctie.it to Milwaukee in the proud con
sciousness of having been mentioned for
more offices than any othei patriotic
Tlie pious consistency of the admuable
Turk is always to be commended Edhem
Pasiia, the gcneinl ni-ehief or the bul
tan's forces on tlie Greek iiontier, wus
promoted to his piesent rank of field mar
shal for his ten ices In carrjlng on
the hoiilble outrages and massacres In
A rinenia Abdul Haniht hopes to giv e him
enlarged opportunities for similar opera
tions in Epinih.ind Tuessnly.
Reports from C.uaca Indicate the pros
pect or early ratification of the boundary
arbitration tieaty between Vuic7uela and
Great Britain Preparations ate being
made Tor redemption of long-sc-ceied diplo
m itlc relations irthe "Vvnemclan congress
knew the late been tary of State as well
as ive' do, thai nrliltiatlon tieat would
suffer a Tew injections of amendment be
fore it became operative
Mr Qua has attacked and defeated .
panthet; and now he is ready to take a
Tall out or the Iron and steel ochedulc or
the Dingley bill
It Is repoiled or the Hon George Fusbie
Hoar or M.iKsnthusetta that he has had
his rill or tlie distiibution of pationage,
and that he is pel recti vv illing tli.it all of
this sort or business shall be attended to
b his able junioi partner in the fcenate.
We dare k.ij special! v Miire It is vvoithy
or note at this paiticular time, that he
first name to ct me out ol the patronage
box in Mass icliusetls was that or one Jones,
who has been apixjiuted United States
district attorne and w e shouldn't wonder
ir the trail or the Giorge Prisbie Hoar
serpent wouldn't be round to be all over
all or the Massachusetts offices in which
the old gentleman is really concerned
Pane his leaving an Massucliu-etts of
fice whatevtr to the tender mercies or
Renatoi Lodge oi any other member of
the Congress delegation, ir 1 e cr an one
of his venerable henchmen leall took an
interest in it' Of course, George Piisbie
Hoar takes no part In this disgraceful
scramble for patronage, when the firbt
man and tin last man to go aw a ficm tlie
pie coiuiter satisfiid are his own
It Is rather appropriate nrter all that
Tiro headsmanortlilsAd Ministration should
come from bleeding Kansas
Emperor William is certainlv a good
Inter There is an ami ible Dutchman in
the Transvaal, a member of Krueger's
state council, named Wolmarans. who has
been particularly promincntjn baiting the
Uiitislt Hon The kaiser has recently sent
him tlie order of the Crown as testimony
that his ma jest much enjoys that sort of
Tlie English conquest of the small native
A mean state or Benin recalls the Tact that
il was a king of Renin who fiist gave the
Poitugiie-e their know ledge of India This
paiticular African monarch was in com
mercial intercourse with thefamoUPrester
John, Negus of Abssinia, who, In turn,
hail trade lelatlons with Eastern India.
The Poitugue-c knew the King of Renin
and he knew the ret
AGA1NS1 FIGHT IMCTtTHES.
sttcjiN Tnlceii In State Assemblies to
Alb in, X Y . M.ireli 25 Senator Koliler
introduced a bill In the senate tcda to
prohibit ktnetfi.se ope oi other prie fight
pictures being exlutnted in this State
Concord, N II , Match 25 In the house
this arternoon the petition or the Jlan
chester Ministerial Association, asking for
legislation to prevent the exhibition of an
kind ot pictures or prie fights, was re
ferred to the committee on national af
fairs Augusta. Me .March 25 Inlhesenatcto
dav, among tlie measures passed to be en
gtosscd, was a bill piuhlbiting photographic
or other representations ot prie fights
;Mr. Oliaiiiberlaiii rrotests,.
London, March 25 Tlie Globe asserts
that there is good authority foi the state
ment that Mr Joseph Chamberlain, secre
tary or state for the colonies, under the in
centive of parHamentar piessure, lias
sent to President Kruger a protest couched
ill stiong terms against alleged violations
of the Trausvaal government
Tvveiit.v Years iu Frtsoii.
Raleigh, N. C, March 25 In the su
penoi court todav John Groves was coa
victcd or murder in the second degree,
and sentenced to twentv years in the
penitentiary. The crime or which be was
convicted was the killing of Henry Wall,
colored, on the 30th or Januarv , at Forest
ville, In this county.
V1I1 Test Her Machlnei j.
Baltimore, Md., March 25. Torpedo boat
No 3, the new acquisition or the United
States Navy recentlv completed at the
Columbian Iron Works, lelt this morning
on a preliminary tri il trip dowa the bay.
She will not be tested ror speed on this
tup, but will merely be run to test the
boilers aud machmerj.
Odd Fire ExtlngtiJMieis.
Wilkesbaire, Pa.. March 25. The im
mense volume of binning gas that has
been issuing from the boie-hole over No
2 mine since yesterday, w as subdued by
thefirctnpn this afternoon. The hole which
led from the surface to the mine below
was filled with bags of sand and stone and
following this up with a stieam ot water
enabled them to extinguish the name.
An Ameiican in Earnest.
.New York. March 25 Mrs Emma Mess
Booth-Tucker, wife of Frederick Booth -Tucker,
of the Salvation Army, appeared
today before the naturalization bureau in
the county coutthouse and took out her
first naturalisation papers She came to
tins countrj about a year ago with her
CAPITOIrNEWS AND GOSSIP.
The.IlliuoniTRopublicans m the city will
admit fear tipit Carter Hiinisou will carry
Chicago a w &clctrcjj n nett Monday. One of
IhcLbcskkutSrujjr, die Chicago delegation
MlU! to Thef.TiaR, jeatcrday arternooir
"Itls plain tgntitnc candidate "Who can re
$.! u lOOOOOwa-i will bethe next ma or
or Chicago, natt): silver men alone have
that number oCvose3 and many more to
spare If Hesingjaiid H.ulan both persist
iii running independentl they will divide
the Republican vote, and Harilson will step
In. Of course there is no normal majorit
tor the Republicans like that or List full.
Many sound money Democrats are support
in x the icgulai ticket For niseir t shall
be greatly displeased to see Ilarrisba vv in,
but I bhull not bein thu least surpiised "
" Harry Skinner, of North Carolina, is a
Populist, but lie has a ilrat-cl.iss faeftt by
thu McKinley pie counter. For his ser
vicca to the Republican cause In the re
election ol PrRciiard and the prospects of
future close affiliation with the Republl-'
cans he has been igiven the distribution
of the postolliccn in his district. He
-will also have a voice in giving out the
big places that go to the Tar Heel State
and whioli can be called general in their
character. It is even buid that this sort
of nominations Mill not be made unless the
applications are countersigned by both
Pritctiard and Skinner. The thing h
been fixed b Senator Hanna, who is under
pledge of constancy to Skinner's political
rortuncs.dnting rrom the time Mr. Skinner
undertook the Job of returning Senator
Some of the leading old line Republicans
of North Carollpa do not fancy thu promi
nence given to this Populist Congressman
1 hey claim that he is doing very well to
get a seat in Congress by the aid of Re
publican votes, and that he should be will
ing to surrender the Miinll offices to the
real Republicans of the State.
M. W. Howard, of Alabama, ha& not jet
succeeded in getting on the ground floor
In the matter of nominations He is willing
to have charge or the postoffices m hla
district, v hlch in geographical formation,
population, and political representation is
a lather queer oue Mr Howard has not
jet become well identilied with the Re
publican party of Alabama, although he
has taken a long step In that direction by
declaring himself an out-and-out protection
ist. He will vote for tin whole Dingley
blll, and like the dose at that Theie was
a Republican candidate ror Cougrcssagainst
Howard last fall, and he seems to be im
pressed with the idea that lie ought to
handle the ladl" when the postomces are
being distributed But it Is believed that
Howard will ct succeed In getting along
side Skinner, Under "the favored nation
clause" at the Postorrice Department
The Western Populists are free from
many of the cares and obligationh of their
Southern brethren. The have no en
tangling alliances with the new Admlnis
tratlonand ajcnbt troubled b applicants
who desire to be recommended for post
master andotller federal offices Mr
Bell, or Colorado., ?ald esterda that the
opposition members lead a life of luxury
and ease co(n pared with their less fortu
uate Republican associates. Thej are
,no.t. nearl Mi popular as the latter, but
the hav e 1 great deal more time iti
which to attend to business
It has been frequently remarked since
the convening of the new Cugiess that
tho new members, who are largel on the
Democratic side of that bed . are of an
umiMiallv high c'ass, and many of theni
promise to bb very prominent in the wotk
of the new Congress Two or three or
them have already blossomed cut as era
tors, and esterday anothei new member
demonstrated the possi j,ion of oratorical
abilit and capacitj for leadership This
was John J Lent7, of Columbus, who comes
from the Outbwaite district He is a
man of tfnc pi ft nee and an excellent de
bnter He first lie came prominent in Ohio
as president of the famous Thunnan Dem
ocratic Club, of the capital city of that
State His speech was one of the best
that his been delivered on tl e Democratic
side in the taiifr debate
HIS "WIFE IJETHAYED HEM.
Hlantlier Was Given Up by the
Woman He Deserted.
Dallas, Texas, March 20 Mrs Addle
Blanther, alias Parker, alias Forbes, alias
Davics, wife or the San Trancisco murderer
of Mrs PhllopenaLaiigfeldt.J C rianthei,
who on Mondav night last killed himself
w ith poison In jail, at Meridian, Texa-.,
is living in Dallas
A Tew d.iS berore Blanther was ar
rested at Vallej Mills, Texas, where he
was teaching bchool under the name of
Forbes, his wife confessed to the Dallas
chief or police and sheiifT that he had
murdered the San Francisco woman for
robbers,1 and told where he was located
She stated that after the San Fran
cisco murder, in Ma, 1S96, they tied to
Montgomery, Ala Learning that f-an Fran
cisco officers were corresponding with
Montgomery ofricials, the fled to New
lork, Florida, Geoigia, and finally to
Texas, coming to Dallas last opting
Here Blanther met an old flame of his,
Aggie Harpei, and deserted his vsife, gom
to Texarkaua. He separated from the
Harper woman in a Tew weeks and came
back to Dallas, and he and his wife went
together to Valley Mills, where he got
the district school to teach
She sas her reasons for betraving his
whereabouts to the Texas omcers w.is
that he was enamored of another woman
near "Valloy Mills
MAY SAVE HIS XKCET.
Hiclimond Court Reverses tlie Judg
ment of Murder Against Kibler.
Richmond, Va , March 25 An opinion
was reached in the State supreme court
ot appeals today in the Page county mur
der case of Kibler against the Common
wealth Kibler- was found guilty of mur
der in the first degree, and sentenced to be
The charge 'agAinst him was the killing
of his uncle, 'Willis D. Kibler. The mur
dered man was1 found at his country home
either shot or stabbed to death.
The accused's counsel took many excep
tions, and onf these a writ of error was
obtained froui the Page circuit court, but
the judgment' was affirmed, and Kibler
came to the court of appeals in his etfort
to escape the hangman's noose
The ludgmcrtt faf the circuit court was
A Dlcr 'Appraisement.
Pittsburg, .March 25 The board of
viewers appointed by the United States
circuit court to appraise the propertj of
the Monongahela Navigation Company un
der the last river and harbor bill, completed
their labors and announced their decision
today. The award is $3,761,615 40 The
navigation company asked for $6,000,000
and the government miintained that the
award should be in the neighborhood of
Jealosy Killed Him.
Susquehanna, Fa., March 25 This morn
ing Frank Melann, a resident of the Oak
land side, went to the residence of his
sister-in-law, Mrs. John Stallock, to see
Ills wife, who had been living apart froai
htm. Being denied admission, he slvt
Mrs. Stallock in the breast, inflicting a
seriotw wound. He then shot himself
through the heart and died instantly.
Jealousy is. 6aUl to be the cause of the
wili " rai is1 uEATir.
Electric Car Duplies Down a Moun
tain, Killing tlio Conductor.
Frederick, Md , M.uch 25 -Harvey E
Miller, conductor on c1i No 1, or the
Frederick and Middletown Electric Rail
way, was instant! killed at a sharp
curve at Summer's Crossing, at the foot of
Carotin Mountain, Wednesday, while run
ning vwth ,i freight car at the spied of
about tl.irt-rive miles an hour
The enr was loaded, and, without wait
ing for a motor, Miller loosened the brake
and started down the mountain. He pro
ceeded gradually at first, but as he went
down the mountain tlie air accelerated its
speed by its own momentum, assisted by
a strong western wind, which was prevail
ing. Ihe car struck Summers Crossing and
left the track. After passing the guard
rail and plowing along the ties about fifty
feet, it pliingid over a slight embankment
.tniltifter running fifty jards was stopped
by burjing tlie front wheels into a plowed
field Miller was found dead in rront of
the tar vv itli the point of a fence rail
sticking in his side several inches deep
TOHPi:ilO.s DKAI1LY WOHK.
An Explosion lnJtirN 'lliirty Sea
men of u British Ciuiser.
New York, March 25. A special cable
dispatch to the Herald from Malta sajs
An explosion, which would have Iiad Tear
ful consequences if it hud happened In the
interior or the vessel, occurred Tuesdaj to
the British first-class cruiser Theseus,
while practicing outside the harbor with
torpedoes, which exploded as they were
being lowered Into the snip's launch, in
juring some thirtj men.
The Theseus immediately returned and
lauded the injured at the Nuval Hospital.
While two men had their legs carried
off, miraculous escapes are recorded, one
man having his garments blown away
without hurt. Of the injured one suc
MINERS GROWING DEM'EUATE.
Declare 'J liey Will End tlie Viesent
State of Affairs.
Columbus, Ohio, Marcli 23 The national
executhe committee ofthe United Mine
"Woikers issmd an appeal to the public
today fot sympathy and rlnanclal aid Ihe
circulai describes the miners as being re
duced to miserable povertv.and quotes a
Pittsburg paper to the effect that miners'
children aie seen driving dogs awaj from
garbage and eating it themselves In the
mining regions theie
The committee bv name blames tlie New
York and Cleveland Co il Company, and
Its president and ditectors, whose names
aie also given. Tor bringing about the
demoralized condition or the coal mining
business The miners announce that they
arc determined to end this state or af
fairs at once, and to that end solicit
CANT EVEN GET SEASICK.
Extensive Preparations for the Ship
ping of Mm deter Utitler.
San Francisco, Cal .March 25. Murderer
Butler, alias Ashe, w-ill occup cabin No.
32 on the steamer Mariposa, which sails
for Australia next week
Ever) thing will be taken out of tlie rcom
Butler will use except tl e two berths and
the settee The i-qtiaie windows will be
grated, and when the dr or of tl e cabin is
left opeu a latticed frame- of strong ma
terial will cccup tlie space opening i.ito
Tiiere vv ill be several kinds of safe
guards, in the shape of feet -manacles,
leather mittens, and handcuffs-, but tl ere
will be used in a va.v calculated to cause
the lesist annov.ince to the prisoner Night
and da a constant watch will be kept
HE WENT FAR 'I O 'IEEE IT.
"Walker Hilatcd to New Yorlc Follce
Ills Htiltiinoie Misfoitune.
New York, March 25 Charles A Walker,
who savs he is an engineer employed by
the phosphate works at Fort Mend , Fla ,
aimed in this cltj at 7 o'clock tonight
on a Pennsjlvania Railroad train, 'ind
is in Bellevue Hospital with a dhlocatcd
hip and other Injuries vv hlch he sajs he
received in jumping from the train at
Baltimore in pursuit of a thief
Mr Walker sivs that while the trim
was pulling out of Union depot, Baltimore,
a tall thick et man who was situng oi
posite grabbed his pocketbook containing
$175 and jumped from the tram
Mr Walker jumped off in pursuit, but
fell and was b.idl bruised The thief
escaped. Mr Walker Mid he resumed
hl, jouruej without noticing the Balti
LIKELY TO GO IO sPACNTON.
The Conference May isend Dr. Canter
A vv 113 .
Richmond, Va , March 25 The second
da of the 113th annual session of the
Baltimore conference or the Methodist
Episcopal Church South, at Staunton,
was opened with praver by the Rev. W.
G. Hammond, of Christiansburg.
The tirst business before the conrerence
was the calling or question No. 2, and
the following were advanced to the class
for second jear Evan A. Edwards,
William E. Henr, Charles Herbeit, David
H.Kern, J R Jacobs, A. L. Harnbarger,
C. W. Richardson, G. D. Kiduer.
Bishop Gallovva) called up the twentieth
question "Are preachers blameless in
their life and official administration.'"
and a resume show ed that good work v. as
being clone in the various districts, and
that the ministers were wearing the vvhiu;
flowers or blameless lives '
The Rev. J. W. Canter, of Washington,
reported a congregation of 900, adding
that the congregation was continual!
changing, but now numbeied tlie same
as when be had Tirst taken charge or it.
Dr. Canter is one of the leading men iu
the conference, and there are many who
believe-that he will be made pastor or
the Staunton church.
A HiUlrond Excutiuge.
New York, March 25 An agreement has
has beeu made between the Atchison and
the Southern Pacirtc, vri ereby the Mojave
division of the Atlantic and Pacific, ex
tending from the Needles, Cal., to Mojave,
now owned by the Southern Pacific and
operated by the Atlaaticand Pacific under
lease, is to be exchanged for the Atcl isou,
New Mexico and Arizona and Scnora lints,
extending from Benson , Arb:., to Guavainas,
Crisp i in Trouble.
London, Match 25 A dispatch froaa
Rome to the Central News sajs that ex
Fremicr Crisp! has been summored to ap
pear before the Jt.dge or instruction, to
answer cr-arges or illegal financial trans
actions with the Bank of Naples wMle he
A Xew Mill Company.
Birmingham, Ala., March 25. The Avon
dale Mills, capital stock $500,000, were
formally launched here tonight, with $400.
000 of the stock subscribed. At a meeting
of stoclholders B. B. Comer was elected
president and tiensurer, aud David Train
er secretary and general manager.
A I'ostoffice Robbed.
Utica, N. 1, March 25 The postoffice
at Greene, Chenango count, was robbed
last night and the thieves got about
A HlCn BEQUEST.
Ex-Mnjor Ginee to Found a Trades
School for Women.
New York, .March 25. Former Maor
William R. Grace Is about to give $200,
000, with a possible increase to $2,000,
uOo, lor tlie establishment o a trades;
school for women.
Girls and women thrown uikjii their own
resources for a livelihood have more orten
than not Tailed Tor want of the technical
skill necessaiy to make themselves useful
There are institutions where boys nud
jouths are taught the manual arts and
trades, which enable them to command
positions which would otherwise be lnnc
cesslble to them. But no such institution
has ever been established for girls in this
To furnish women and girls instruction
in such of the trades and occupation! la
which women are or may be employed,
as well as iu thu various branches of
domestic arts and sciences and of m-eful
and practical knowledge, and to afford
such protection, instruction and n4iataitce
to joung women to the end that they may
become useful and virtuous citizens, Mr.
Grace is seeking for the incorporation of
a sehool to be known as the "Grace Ins tl
tute or tne City of New York."
It will be incorporated bj an act of the
legislature A bill to that effect has
just been introduced by Asseml'ljmau L.
By the terms of the charter of incorpora
tion the pioperty of the school will be ex
empt from Stateand count' taxation up" to
$2,000,000. This, it iu eupposed. Is he
sum which Mr. Grace intends donating
for the establishment of his magnirictnt
undertaking. He, his wife, Lillias G. Grace,
and his bon, Joseph, are mentioned in the
charter as the incorporators, and they will
retain control of the institution
Although Mr. Graceis a ratholic and the
probability is that the institute will ne
placed in charge of nuns of the Catholic
Church, there will be no sectarian restric
tions Anybody, Catholic. Protestant, He
brew or infidel, will be welcome to the
benefits extended by the school.
The scope of the work has not yet bten
fully d( tennlued uj on. but the general aim
and object of It all w ill he to make women
self-supporting and thus lessen the dread
ful neces-dry tliathns driven 'iinnyinto the
ranks of the vicious.
XEW LINE TO THE ORIENT.
.Tui niiPseSteiini'.I.ip Company Orders
Thtee Vessels in England.
San Francisco, March 2"5 S. Anano,
president or the Toyo Kisum Kabushiki,
or Oriental Steamship Company of Japan,
who was here some tune ago, and vv ho pro
posed to establish a line of steamers Le
tween China, Japan and tins coast, making
the terminus cither here or at San Diego,
is in the city.
Since he was here he has been in England
and has ordered three elegant, modern
steamships for his line. Each is capable
of carrying 600 passengers, besides having
a dead-weight capacity of 5,000 tona
Mr Anano sajs he will make this city
the terminus of his steamer line, and that
if there is business enough he will dispatch
a steamer from here every week, asit will
take onl three weeks for one or the new
et earners to cross the ocean between here
und China, via Japan.
These vessels are now being built on the
northwest coast or England, two at Sunder
land and the third at Newcastle on Tyne.
The steamers will all be ullke, and -will
be able to make seventeen knots an hour
sea-speed They will run from Hong Kon-c,
including possibly Shanghai, via Yoko
hama and Kobe, anil possibly Honolulu,
to San Frnucisco
TnE MOTION OViatlU'LED.
Judge Tlortou Iermltn Commission
Men to Receive Stock Reports.
Chicago, March 25. Judge Horton. of
the circuit court, today overruled the mo
tion oi the board of trade, the Western
Union Telegraph Company, the Gold and
Stock Telegraph Company and the Postal
Telegraph Company to dissolve the tem
porary Injunctions restraining these par
tic fiom 'detaching telegraph wires from
the place or business or Harry E. Wiley,
the W A Michael Commission Company
and others, from removing 'tickers, and
from cutting off or in any wise interfer
ing with 'the supply of market informa
tion a has been heretofore supplied "
The court said in part.
"The defendant telegraph companies
have been so long permittccf to continue
and transmit to the public the 'market
news" and said telegraph companies have
beeu so long employed by the public that
said companies may now be considered
as agents of the public for that purpose.
The Loardis not, however, bound to fur
nish quotations or market news to any
"No corporation, association, co-partnership
or person keepiug a bucket-shop, and
no peison, whether actiug individually
o r member, officer, ageut or employeof any
corporation, association or co-partnership
iu keeping a bucket-shop, is entitled to re
ceive any such market news."
MORE RAILROADS WITHDRAW.
Additional List of These Out of
1 1 tiffic Associations.
Chicaf.o. Ill, March 25 More with
drawals from railroad tratric associations
came to the headquarters in this city
toda .or were made known at the general
offices of the companies The Chicago
and North western's lawvers advised a
severance of official ties with other roatb.
Tlie Missouri Pacific. Kansas City. Fort
Scott and Memphis, and the St. Louis and
San Francisco also sent notices of with
drawal. Several Chicago roads, which
have not formall withdrawn In writing,
have practically done so by refusing to
participate in any meeting, except those
of an informal, discursive character.
None of the associations here attempted
to do any business today, the Western
Passenger Association not even sending
out it usual batch of circulars.
BETLDIXGS TO BE ERECTED.
ASkyRcrnrerncd a Handsome Apart
From Information received from a most
reliable source, within the nectfew weeks
the erection of an eight 6r ten-story build
ing will be started on the northwest corner
of Fourteenth and F streets.
This pioperty w owned by the late Mr.
Joseph Willard, and has long been cou
sldergd one of the most valuable business
sites in the northwest Mr. "Willard, it is
said, had frequently refused what was con
sidered a high price Tor the property. It is
also said tliatif put on the m.irketit would
easily bring $"0 per square foot.
The building when completed.lt is said,
wlirbe occupied by the Western Union Tele
graph Company, but whether that corpora
tion has leased the lot and will erect tne
building, nr whether it will be built by Mr.
Joseph E. Willard, is not known
It is also reported that very shortly Mr.
Willard will erect a handsome apartm-nt
building on the site of the marble yard
at the corner ot Fourteenth street and
New York avenue.
Dragged by His Team.
While trjiug to stop a runaway team of
the Unit edStates Express Company nearthe
Baltimore and Ohuulcpot Wednesday night,
Robert L Clarke was dragged some dis
tance by the frightened hordes and painrully
lnjured. The wagon was wrecked by com
ing in contact with a tree on New Jersey
lOili, llth and F Sts. N. W. -
Special Bargain Day.
Wc have a stock of merchan
dise that is absolutely fresh,
bright and up to date in every
particular. It is so now it is
so always and it is kept so by
reserving; each week one day
Friday on which each depart
ment is compelled to mark down
and sell all its remnants odds
and ends, short leng-ths, broken
assortments, anything soiled or
shopworn, which may have ac
cumulated during the week, and
to mark them down to such
prices as will make the quickest
possible clearance. "With the
usual run of remnants we also
offer goods purchased especially
for bargain da, as well as cer
tain lots of goods, such as lag
ging styles, top-heavy stocks,
to-be-discontinued lines and kin
dred sorts at particularly in
viting prices to swell the volume
of trade and to close them out
quickly. A number of such
things today, and we've marked
them at specially low prices as
32 dozen Men's New Silk Band Bows, in
medium and light colors stripe and checks.
Regular price, 25c.
New goods, manufactured for spring of
'7 Fretty. designs in pink and white,
black and white, light blue and white,
green and white 30 inches wide.
Regular price, 124c.
I Alan's House Coat, small gray and
white block pattern, collar scaled. Siza
12 Reduced rrora S3 00 to $2 00.
II pairs Faacy Hair Hose, black and
navy grounds, striped elTecfc Size 9 1-2
and 10 1-2 Reduced from SOc. to UQa,
3 pairs for Si 00
25 Men's and Boys' White Muslin Night
.Shirts. Sizes 12. 13, and lu. Reduced
from Sue to 25c each
30 New Dark, Fanoy Tecks and Imperial
Four-iu-baiHlB all bright colors Reduced
rrom 00c to 25c each.
i MiKed Cloth Suits, Jacket and skirt.
Sizes 34 aud 36. Reduced from 515.00 to
1 Fiue Black Briliiantine Suit, siik-lincd
Jacket and wide skirt. Size 36. Reduced
from $20 00 to $12.50.
15 DarK Outing Cloth Wrappers Sizes
34 aud 36 Reduced from $1 50 to 8So
25 Fine Striped and Figured Lawn
Wrappers Size 32 only Reduced to 50a
1 Fancy Figured Silk Waist. Size 36.
Reduced rrom S13 50 to $5 00.
3 Pine Cloth Bicde Suite Sizes 3 i and
36. Reduced from $12 50 to $6 25 each
2 Mixed Cloth Biccle Skirts, leggins to
match. Reduced from $7 50, to $5 eaoh.
2Nav Blue Cordurov Win-el Skirts, Re
duced rrom $5 00 to $3 25 each
1 Children's Long Cloak, dark mixed
cloth Size 4 Reduced from $5 00 to
4 Plaid Blouse Waists Size 6, 10. 12
and 14 Reduced from SI 90 to Si 25
2 Gray Mixed Short Jackets, braid
trimmed Sizes 14 and 16 years Hif
duced from $6 75 to $2.50 each.
7 All-wool Suits, medium weight. Size
7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 15 Reduced rrom.
$3 50 and $3.75 to $1.95 each.
S All-wool bailor Collar bults, neatly
braided. Sizes 3. i and 5 Reduced fiom
S3 S8 and $5 00 to $1 50 each.
3 Heavy-weight Sailor Suits, neatly
trimmed with several rows of red braid.
Sizes 3 and 1. Reduced from $3 75 and
$5 00 to SI. 95 each
3 Black All-wool Reefer Suits Sizes 3
and 4. Hcduced from $3 25 to $1 35 ach.
20 "Mothers' Friend" Laundered Percala
Shirt VT.iisis, neat patterns Sies . 10.
11 and 12. Reduced from 75c 'o 48a
17 Hats, winter stock. All sizes. He
dnced from 75o., $1.00 and $1.25 to
25c. ea ch
1 Japanese Umbrella Jar, damaged. Re
duced from $3 00 to $1.00
2 odd Decorated Chambers. Reduced
from 75c to 50c each.
1 Large Carlsbad China Water ritchcr.
Imperfect Reduced from $1.00 to 50a
1 odd English China Soup Tureen, dam
aged. .Reduced from SI 50 to 75c.
8 Decorated Carlsbad China Cream
Pitchers. Reduced from 25c to 15c each.
21 Flain White Breakfast riates. Re
duced to 5c each
6 dozen Decorated Iudivid-ial Butter
Plates Reduced from 25c to 15c dozen
1 Work Basket, on stand, damaged. Se
duced from 75c to 15c.
1 Copper-bottom Tea Kettle, large aizo.
Reduced from 85c to 50c.
'Z Round Fancy Clothes Hampers. Re
duced from $1 75 to $1.25 each.
1 Patent Bread Raiser Reduced rrora
$1.75 to $1.00.
I BuUer's Tray, slighUy damaged. Re
duced rrom $2 00 to $1.25
3 Scrap Baskets, slightlv damaged Re
duced rrom 35c. to 25a each
II Tin Wash Basins. Reduced from 100
to 5c. each.
Woodward & Lofhrop.