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FLOOD LOSSEST IIGBEASIHG
New Crevasses Put Many Fertile
Regions Under Water.
REFUGEES SEEK SHELTER
People AVlio-c Homes Are Under
"Water Camp, on the Jlllls Large
I'oices Are t Worli llennirlug
Weah Places In the Levees The
nelena, Ark., April 5. The two cre
vasses below this city, the first at the
"Williams place and the other at the Hub
bard place, have put a vast area of line
farming country under water, destrojing
thousands of bushels of corn, and cairicd
Owing to the enonnous height of the
flood, overtopping thoeor 18S2 and lFF-t
by four to six leet, respectively, the fall
of w atei ik stupendous, and the consequent
cutting or fields will he conespondingly
greater. Hundreds of refugees, are arriv
ing In this city fmm every direction and
In every f-ort of water craft. The relief
committee now has its hands full curing
, a he Titian brought up a full boat load
last night and went back for otlierb this
forenoon. The tow boat lUsco, and
barges, under clurgc of -Major Charles II
Tunis, took down materials and hands
for work on Long Lake levee with the
hope of saving It from destruction. Ten
thousand sacks, twenty skiffs, hevcral feet
or lumber and manj kegs of nails were
taken down to that point
The Long Lake levee has a base of
ocr 300 feet, and Is forty reethigii Its
loss would be a heavy blow to the cotton
belt levee district, and every effort will
be made to keep it from being svveptaway.
The backw uteris now coming up in the
southern suburbs of Hie city at the rate
ot about an inch per hour, but will not be
permitled to gel inU the citv proper, as
the culvert in the Midland roadbed has
been stoppcJ up and several powerful
pumps put to wok to pump the dialnage
water our of the city.
In a few hours, the doors of the Iron
Jlountdin depot will be under water and
all freight whicti happens to get in the
city is hou-wl in bui. cuis three miles
from the ril on high ground. Several
hundred negroes, and a few white, resi
dents ot the dtv, are now camping in
tents on the Hills ov erlooklng their former
homes, which are all under water.
GOV. FOSTKh'S APPEAL.
He A-.li-, Uverv Man to Stand by
New Orleans, La., April 5. The flood
conditions in this immediate locality are
practically unchanged. The sun has slum n
brightl todnv and otherwise weather con
ditions are hue ruble Tlic winds have
ceased blowiug from the southeast and
the rier has rallen tv o-tenths since ves
tcrdaj. As poiuted out in these dispatches,
the height or the river here has been un
natural owing to the unfavorable winds.
Gov. Foster has issued a ringing procla
mation, addressed to the people ol the
ulluvial districts of Louisiana, and it
appeals to ever man to btand and hold
the le ees.
DANGER LINK FOUR DAYS AAVAV.
Small Rainfall at fct. Louis 3Iaues
St. Louis, Mo , April 5 There was less
rainiall Saturday night and Sunday in
the northern Missouri and southern Iowa
tributaries to the Mississippi River than
was expected, and, in consequence, the
mer receded about four inches here today.
The weather ib cloudj , but cool. The
local weather bureau states:
"The rner at St. Louis will rise slowly
commencing Tuesday, but without ram,
will not reacli the danger stage for at
least four days. The Missouri River
will rise steadily."
A slight fall is reported at Keokuk and
Hannibal, but it is rising at Alton and
Davenport, Iowa. No reports of breaks
in the levee in the lower river district have
been rcceled up to noon.
WOKK OX THE LKVEES.
Great Activity Ifc Displayed All
Yicksburg, Miss, April G.--The latest
crevasse in Tunica county lias sent a thrill
of dismay through the enure county. It
will do vast injury both in the upper and
lower delta Planters are getting out
There is no change locally, the river
being nearly stationary. "Work is being
pushed on the Louisiana levees, favored
eo far by fine weather, though theoutiook
Is less hopeful today.
CUMBEHLAND OX A BOOM.
KashvJlle Is. Threatened by the
Nashville, Tenn, April G. The Cumber
land river Is on anothei boom and the
danger line will be passed tomorrow. Re
ports from aboe indicate sufficient water
to make the river continue risng for five
The Weather Bureau predicts that the
rise will go five feet above the danger
line. Should the river attain that height
manv families will be rendered homeless
FAIIGO UNDER "WATER.
Fcople Driven From Their Homes
by the Red River.
Targo, N. I)., April 5. During the last
jeventcon hours the Red River has lisca
eighteen inches. All records of 1SS2,
1S73 and 1671 are eclipsed. The water
has reached 6uch a heighth that the
Kccly Institute has been flooded, and 1 alf
the families in the island park icsidence
in the district have moved out. Bishop
Shiiuley and State Senator Nichols aie
among the number.
Both passenger bridges between Targo
and Moorhean are closed. The water is
two feet high on Trout street and North
ern Pacific avenue. The Cheyenne River is
flooding the prairie to Fargo and the en
tire west side of the town, and many fam
ilies will be compelled to move iiulcss the
Water falls quickly. It is impossible to
estimate the damage.
Convicts "Will Be Put on the Levee".
Jackson, Miss, April 5. J. W. Cut
rer, a planter of Coahoma county, is in
Jackson today to see the board of control
sbout getting more convicts to help
gtrengthen the levees on the northwestern
j tier of-"Countles, these-nenrest Memphis.
The oirdor control has assured him ot
allthe-help at Its command, which means a
lease of TOO corn lets.
BOA'IS IX THE MAIN STREET.
The Cumberland Causes Great Loss
Middleboro, Kj., April 5. Mlddlclwro
is ugam flooded, the water being four
inches higher than in the riood flic
weeks ago Mostot the stores on Cumber
land avenue are flooded SKtj-fivc fam
ilies llave been washed out.
Boats are pljingin the principal streets.
At Pincville, the Cumberland is lising.
"West pincville is under water. The trlbu
taues aie flooding the valley. t
MOHE FLOODS IX KENTUCKY.
EeimJrh Swept Away by the Over
flow of Two River..
Loulsvile, Ky., April 0 Heavy rains In
the mountains huve caused the Big Snudv
and Kentucky rivers to oveiriow their
banks and sweep away all lepuirs. to he
damage inflicted by the iecent flood Har
lan. Terry, Pell and Fletcher counties re
port hea-y losbes, and farmus will be
unable to plant for a month. The situa
tion is equally as bad across the line m
DRIVEN FROM THEIR HOMES.
Nearly One Hundred Families Com
pelled to Move.
Minneapolis, Miun , April 3. Neaily 100
families have beta compelled to vacate
their homes on the west side flats Of
these fully two-thirds have been foiced
to move since Saturday, a rise of at least
sKteen inches having occuried since then.
There are 60,000,000 feet of logs tugging
and pulling at the booms in the immediate
vicinity of Minneapolis The booms may
break, and if they do, the 20,000,000 feet
that have already gone down the stream
and over the falls, will be but a small
percentage of those that will follow.
DEMOCRATS WIN IN OHIO
Large Majorities' Rcto ted From
the Leading Cities.
Tafel, Democrat, Defeats Goodale,
Republican, for Mayor of Cincin
nati by 7,000 Votes.
Cincinnati, April 5. Col. Gustav Tafel,
Democrat, defeated Levi Goodale, Re
publican, lor mayor uithemunieipal election
today b a majority or about 7,000, the
rest of the Democratic ticket canning by
about the same average majority. Col.
Tarel will be the first Democratic mavor
for Cincinnati In many jcars.
The successful ticket was composed
partly of Democi ats and partly or Repub
licans, its aim being the overthrow of the
present municipal administration.
REPUBLICAXS BADLY BEATEN.
Columbns Municipal Offices Go to
the Democrats. .
Colun.bus, Ohio, April 5. The Democrats
carried Columbus today, electiug Samuel
L. Black by 400 votes over Emtiictt Tomp
kins, Republican, and their entire city
ticket, except judge of the police court,
S. J. Schwartz, Republican, being elected
to that office over William Thompson. No
change is made In the school board and no
councilmen wcie elected today. Last fall
the Republicans carried Columbus by 3,118.
Znnesville Goes Democratic.
Zanesullc, Ohio, April G. L H. Gib
son, Democrat, defeated J. H. Crook?, Re
publican, for major in the municipal elec
tion today by a majority of about 350,
the rest of the Democratic ticket being
carried by about ttie same majority.
Republican Victory at Cleveland.
Cleveland, Oliio. Apnl 5. Robert E Jlc
Klsson, the Republican candidate, today de
feated John Farlov, Democrat, for major
by a plurality of 2,300.
Cloned by the Sheriff.
Fittsburg, April 5 The large depart
ment store of "W. C Bemardi, located at
South Twelfth and Carson streets, was
closed by the sheriff today on executions
aggregating $33,823 1 4 Bernardi's store
was the largest ou the south side of the
Monongahcla. Mr. Bernardi said today
that he expects to resume business atonce,
that the stringency was responsible for
his embarrassment, which will be only
The Dauntless Cafe in Court.
Jacksonville, Fla , April 5 In the United
States court this morning the case wherein
"W. A. Bisbee brings suit against the com
mander of the revenue cutter Boutwelland
the collector of customs of the port of
Jacksonville for $40,000 damages for
alleged Illegal detention of the Dauntless
came up. After hearing the arguments,
the court took the matter under advise
ment. Burned to Death.
Rockvillc, Md., April 5 A colored child,
about two j cars old, was burned to death
in his home, upon the farm of Mr. Lum
Beall, near Sandy Springs, yesterday.
The parents or the child left home early
in the morning, locking their three chil
dren up in the house. About 3 o'clock the
flames were discovered. After a des
perate struggle to save the two older
children, the younger, "Walter Countee,
was burned to death.
Commission Hears Testimony.
Savannah, Ga., Aprils The Interstate
Commerce Commission spent today in hear
ing evidence in the complaint of the
Savannah Freight Bureau against the
Louisville and Nashville Railroad on ac
count of alleged discrimination in rates.
Durrnnt to Be Resentenced.
San Francisco, April G. Superior Judge
Bahrs today issued an order fixing next
Saturday as the date for resentencing
Theodore Durrant to be hanged for the
murder of Blanche Lamont.
No. 1 Ceninc:,Ueaded!il:25 per 100 ft.
Llbbey & Co., 6th st. and New York ave. tf
Ivy Institute Business College, 8th andK.
None better $25 a jear, day or night.
Blinds, $1; Small Sizes, 75c a Pair.
Llbbey & Co., 6th st. andNeW "York ave. tf
Umpire Carpet-denning Co.,
631 Mass ave.; rightkind of work; mat
tresses remade; storage; fireproof;. It-em
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They Should Have Prevented
ARMING OF THE MOSLEMS
Admirals "Will Innuiie "Who Gave
Them "Weapons Attach Made by
the Insurgents on Another Block
house Fought for Four Hours A
Kuuiber of Rifles Dlscoveied.
Canea, April 5 The Russian consul hero
requested the governor to explain the at
tack that was made by Bashi Bazouks
Saturday, on the insmgents on the Akiotiii
peninsula, while the latter, acting ou the
consent of the foreign ndnuials, weie
about to retire to the interior of the
island. The goenor's reply -was very
brief, he remarking that the circular issued
on March 25, placed ttie i hole police forte
of Canea and the em irons of the eitj in
the hands of the European commanders
The admirals will bold an inquiry into
the arming of the Moslem refugees who
have flocked into Canea since the begin
ning of the Doubles, and who took part
in Saturday's attack upon the Christians
under theeyeBotthe foreign military com
manders and the guns of the foreign war
The admirals will also inquire as to the
number of rifles thatare now in the Turk
ish government depot. They will ascertain
what, If any, measures have been taken
by the Turkish officials to deport lefugees
from the island.
The presence of a force of international
troops in the blockhouse at Butsunarln has
not hnd the. effect of preventing the in
surgents from attacking thGt position
Today Btrong bodies of insurgents ap
proached the blockhouse from several di
rections and made a concurrent attack
The garrison replied with artillery. The
fighting lnsted for four hours.
Ab stated yesterday the disarming ot the
Bashi Bazouks who participated in the
fight on the peninsula of Akrotlrl was not
a complete success, owing to the fact
that those who first reached the gates of
the city and had their arms taken from
them subsequently returned along the
Suda road and warned their comrades that
to take their weapons into Canea meant
to lose them.
Many rifles were hidden, but today a
12-inch Stoclc Bonrds. $1. per 100 Er
Iilbbcy & Co., 6th st. and New lork ave.
Bestnils, per kejr, TOO lbs., $1.60.
Llbbey & Co. ,6th 8t. andNew York ave". tf
SULTAN: "No! Allah, protect me; I can'b afford that.
search foi the weaponar resulted in the
Hading of a x.iimbcr ofthem The work
will be piocei'ded.wUli jmtil all the arms
of the Bashi Eazouksarc taken from them.
A SUBJECT FOR PARLIAMENT.
Meiiiberw of the Hpiifee of Commons
DlhcuHs the situation.
London, April 5 In the Hou-e ot Com
mons today Mr. G. N. Ouron, under for
eign secretarj, stated in answer to a ques
tion b Right Hun. John Morley, that all
or the European powers, evcept Germany,
had landed troops in Crete; Germany, he
added, had not explained vh she had
refrained from sending troops, as the other
powers had done.
Right Hon. xV. J. Balfour said that Gieat
Britain would not hesitate to participate in
a blockade of Greece itsutli action become
necessary in the interests of peace
Sir "William Ilarcourt, the leader of the
opposition, said it was his desire that the
country should know ths policy ot the gov
ernment more definitely than it was known
at present, and he, therefore, gave notice
that lie would move tin address to the
Queen, praying the forces ot the crown
shall not be employed against the king
dom of Greece or the .people of Crete.
TURKEY PREPARES FO W Vlt.
Twenty Battalions' of Reservists
Ordered to Mobilize.
London, April 5 -The Constantinople for
respondent of the Telegraph telegraphs
that since Sundny morning the Turkish
military preparations, which had been
suspended for some days, had been re
newed with great energy.- The Sultan to
day summoned a military council, which
sat until a late hour tonight.
Twenty battalions ot reservists belong
ing to the Second Army Corps, have been
ordered to mobilize.
Steamer StrucK a Log.
Nashville, Tean., April G,-Steamer John
M. Hart, one of the largest boats on the
upper Cumberland, River, was totally de
stroyed at 3 o'clock this morning at Gran
vlllei 200 miles above here. The boat
struck a floating log, which knocked a hole
in her hull. She began Sulking, and as she
careened the stove in the pilot-house over
turned and set fire to hex.
Court-Martial at Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga., April 5.-A court-martial
convened here today to tryCapt. Kemptou
and the privates of the A-tlanta Artillery.
Some ot the privates tried to force the
captain to resign, ire charged them with
insubordination and they charged him with
conduct, "unbecoming an officer and a
Death Was Accidental.
Fort "Wayne, Ind., April-5. In the in
quest over the remains of Attorney Will
E. Colerick, who was found- dead four
weeks ago in the'apartinenta ot ills fiance,
Miss Mae Hall, the cordner, decided that
death was due toi.dccIdental asphyxiation.
IUIED BY jOESIST
Mr. McKinley Nominates Twenty
BUCK MINISTER TO JAPAN
Brig. Gen. "Wheatou Made Major
General James Boyle Goe to
Liverpool Promotions in the
Navy Sketches of .Some of the
President McKinley is clearing up his
calendar rapidly, possiblv in -view of his
meditated sea, voyage. Yesterday he made
twenty-one souls happy, so far ashlsmighty
pen could do so together with the sending
of theirnames to the Senate.
A. E. Buck, or Georgia, who has been
the warhorse of Republicans in that State
for yeurs, was among the first or the
Southern politicians to receive considera
tion, Having been nominated for the min
istry to Japan, a fairly good and desira
ble place among the envoys.
Col. Buck was a Federal soldier who
went out with an Ohio regiment. After
the war he went into politics in Alabama,
was elected to Congress from the Mobile
district, later held a United States clerk
ship in Georgia, of which State he was
United States marshal under Harrison.
He was in active politics as long as the
Republican party of the State held to
gether, and latterly depended upon the
Presidents for place. He carried the
divided Georgia delegation over to Mc
Kinley, and this, with his merits from a
political standpoint, secured him tne place
from President McKinley.
Fcaton R.McCreary.theappointeefor the
secretaryship of the legation at the City
ot Mexico, has had some diplomatic tiain
ine. hauntr been secretary of the Chilean
legation under his father as minister to
Linn Hartranft, the appointee to the ap
praiserslilp of merchandise in the Phila
delphia dlstnct, was recommended by both
Pennsvlvania Senators. Be is the son of
the late Gov. Hartranft of Pennsylvania.
Brigadier-Gen. Wheaton, who was raised
to the rank of major general, is a Rhode
Islander and now commands the Depart
ment of Dakota. He entered the service
as Bccond lieutenant or cavalry, March,
1855. having risen to the rank of captain
at the outbreak of the civil war. He went
into the war as lieutenant colonel of the
Second Rhode Island Infantry in 1861.
He was five timeB brevetted for signal
conduct during the war.
James Boyle succeeds James E. Neal at
Liverpool. The Liverpool-appointment
carries great emoluments- Other nomi
nations were as Tollowst
E. S. Day, or Connecticut, consul at
Kev. C S. Walkley, of Ohio, to be post
To be attorneys of the United States.
W. S. Reese, jr ,of Alabama, for the Mid
dle district ot Alabama; E. P- Flint, of
California, for the Southern district of
California; E. A. Angler, of Georgia, for
the Northern district of Georgia; Marion
Erwin, of Georgia, for the Southern dis
trict of Georgia; Thomas J. Alcott, of
New Jersey, to be marshal of the United
States for the district or New Jersey.
11 M. Paul, or New Hamp-hire, to he a
prorcs&or or mathematics in the Navy.
Capt. II. L. Howison io be a commodore.
CommanderC. U. Sigsbee to be a captain.
Lieut Commander E. C. Pendleton to be
Selden Connor, of Maine, to be pension
agent at Augusta, Me.
J. W. James, of Katisas, to he agent for
the Indiar --of thePottowatomle and Great
Nemaha agency in Kansas.
Postmasters North Carolina, "W. "W.
Rollins, at Asheville. Texas, J. W. Bell,
Beeville, and P. B. Gibbons, at Paris.
Confiruitd by the Senate.
Andrew U. "White, ot New York, to he
ambassador to Germany.
"William F Draper, of Massachusetts,
to be ambassador to Italy.
Chandler Hale, ot Maine, secretary or
embassy at Rome.
Samuel L Gracey, ot Massachusetts,
consul at Fuchau, China.
Oliver L.. Spauldinp, of Michigan, and
"William B Howell, ot New Jersey, to be
Assistant Secretaries or the Treasury.
Jacob Trieber to be United States at
torney, anitlienry M. Cooper, United States
marshal, for the Eastern district ot Ar
kansas Selden Connor, pension agent at Augusta,
Lieutenant Commander A R. Couden, to
be commander in the Navy.
WORK OF AN INCENDIARY.
A Lnrge Hotel Gutted by Fire In
Dayton, Ohio, April 1- Fire, said to have
been ot incendiary origin, brokeoutin the
west wing ot the Phillips nouse, corner or
Main and Third streets about 9.30
o'clock this morning. The west wing of
the building was completely gutted and
the other sections of the hotel were badly
damaged by water and smoke.
There were 'many narrow and thrilling
escapes, and several psrsous were seriously
injured. John Bryant, or the Katie
Rooney Dramatic Company, fell through
a skylight and sustained a broken leg and
bad fracture of the skjll. He will prob
ably die. His wife, whose stage name
is Miss Lilian Clover, also fell through a
skylight, suffering a broken lower limb.
The Phillips House Company, lessees of
the building, estimated their loss at about
$50,000, with full Insurance.
Mnntels, Any Size, S1.0O Ap'ccc.
Llbbey &. Co., 6th st and New York ave tf
Senate Protests Against Threat
ened Execution of Rivera.
A RESOLUTION ADOPTED
It Declare That the Troposed Treat
ment of the Guhau General Is in
Violation of the Rules of Civilized
"Warfare, aud 1'rote.sti, Against
It as Such.
After all the routine morning business
was disponed or by the Senate yesterday,
the resolution offered by Mr Alien, last
Thursday, for a protest against the trial
by drumhead court-martial and the execu
tion t Gen Ruls Rivera, a leader or the
Cuban army of iridepemlence, was taken
up and led to a debate in which some
bard things were said against Spain by
Senators Allen and Gallinger
Jlic war, as conducted by Spain, was
described by Mr. Allen as a war of rapim-,
rape, devastation, murder unu assassina
tion; and he declared, pasonateiy, tlit
ir he had the power of landing Atneric. n
soldiers on the Island of Cuba, and of
putting the American Navy la Cuban w t
ters, he would grind Spain into millions of
Mr Galliguer was no less bitter in nis
denunciations, and he expressed hi pro
found conviction that when any great
naiian resorted tft cruelty and barbarity
to subdue a people-righting Tor liberty and
independence, it way the duty or the
American republic to take cognizance of it
and to put an end to it at the earliest
Mr Iidar replied that the Senator who
hail Just spoken setiined to think the proper
way to p'rocurelibersyin Cu6a was to sup
press rreedom or si eech In the United
States Senate and to pervert, misrepresent
and abuse the opinions or other Senatois
who (littered from him He Mr Hoar de
clined to follow the lead, but would in
tent himsiir with Justifying by ract-s the
opinions he had expressed, even though
i hat should compel him to" part company
with his "sweet aud delectable friend from
Mr Hoar laid much stress upon a proper
understanding of the functions, duty, dig
nity, and authority of the Senate, which
was expected to be tne sav, awl the re
sisting power against ail those passionate
and fltrul gusts of public sentiment hat
nad wrecked ever, other republic which
had ever existed on the face of the earth.
In spite or the reviling r the domestic
press, and or the ignorance and scurnli
tles or the London Times, the Son.ite was
a great name and a great au tlwrity
Mr Stewart, at the whispered Miggcs
tion of .Mr Allen, who crossed the floor
for the purpose, called the nyes and nays
on the question of referring the revolution
to the Committee on Foreign RelaUons.
The motion to refer was lost. Ayes 21,
Two suggested amendments of phrase
ology were adopted by Mr Allen, and the
resolution was adopted by a vote ot 4i
aves and no nays.
The Allen resolution, as modified and
adopted unauimoirsly. Is in these words
"Whereas, information has come to the
Senate that Gen Ruis Rivera, a leader of
the Cuban army of independence, recently
captured by the Spauioh forces, is to bo
tried by drumhead court-martial and shot;
"Resolved, That, in the judgment of the
Senate, it is the duty of the President of
the Unfed States, if such information bo
found to be true, to protest to the Spanish
government against such a violation of the
mles of civilized warfare."
Mr Elkins arose and addressed the Sen
ate in support of his bill, recently intro
duced, to amend section 2302, of the
Revised Statutes, under which, ir adopted,
an ad valorem or discriminating duty ot
10 per cent, in addition to citing duties,
will be Imposed on all goods, wares, and
in foreign vessels.
One provision ot the bill is that the
duty shall apply to importations of all
goods, wares and merchandise not ot the
growth, production or manufacture ot
countries contiguous to or bordering upon
the territory or the United States, when
imported by land transportation, If the
same shall have been transferred rrom a
rorcign vessel; aud as well to all goods
transferred from a foreign vessel to a
vessel of the United States as a means of
cvalhig the act This is rccognted aa
having direct reference to the large ship
ments receiv cd over thu Canadian Pacifio
Mr LlKms introduced las argument with
the declaration that under a proper policy
of encouragement to American shipping,
the United States, with its 8,000 miles of
seacoast, its navigable rivers, and lake
coast, fine harliors, variety of climate, pro
ductive capacity, rapidly increasing popu
lation, its position on the globe-Asia, on
one side with GOO.000,000 and Europe on
the other with 400,000,000 of people
should be thelcading commercial and mari
time power or the world.
Nonation, herald, has ever been trulygreat
nor an importantractorinthearra'rsot the
world, unless it has been great on the seas.
The United States can never reach it rull
growth and measure of progress until its
shipping and commerce aTeTlativclyenual
to its industries on land
He defined shipping as a resource o
defense, and said the time is at hand
when the opportunities, on land have so
diminished that business men seeking
careers and fortunes in the commercial
world must turn to the seas.
The United States, he said, pays 300,
000 every day, or nearly S3 per capita
per annum, to foreign shipowners for car
rying what its people sell and buy This
enormous sum, or most of it, should be
saved to the people and the country, ana
would be, under a proper policy of aid to
shipping. Apart from the importance ot
encouraging shipping purely a? a branch
or industry that brings TCturns to those
engaged in it, employment for labor and
consumption of raw and manufactured ma
terial, it has aa added imrortance and
becomes a matterof national concern from,
the standpoint of national defense.
Foreign capital, Mr Elkins declared, is
focused against Amoritan interests, a
thousand millions ot such capital being
already employed, and to restore our lost
shipping, taken from us by systematized
effort, will involve a great contest, chiefly
with England-nota contest or arms, but
as f nendly rivals for commercial suprem
acy. Great Britain will naturally resist
every step In the direction ot restoring
American shipping She would not be true
to' her people, her commercial instincts,
traditions and interests were she not to
make every effort in hei power to main'
tain her tupremacy on the seas. What