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WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, APRIL 8.
H dentin jr n Little.
The action or the rresideht in sending a
message to the Congress asking for an
appiopiiution in aid of the flood sufferers
will be universally commended.
So will thepromptaction orboth Houses
In piuWngu resolution appropriating $200,
000 Tor the purpose.
Tliat tlie House of Representatives should
consider the matter at all will create (Wide
spread surprise, as it must be regarded as
a measure of general legislation. Tills
breaking of a strong precedent may be ac
cepted by Uie country as evidence Uinttbe
Autocrat lias relented, and the business in
tercuts demunding a hearing before the
House will be likely to renew pressure with
They will say: "If you open the door for
tlie relief of flood sufferers; why not for
the relief of Supreme Court decision tuf-
ferets, and such things?''
The Autocrat has tolerated the "little
lift within tlie lute,' that, by and by,
tnuv make his obstructive "music mute.''
It is quite possible that, out of con
sideration for American sentiment, Gen.
Weyler may rerrain from shooting his pris
oner. Gen. Hivera, and content himself
with killing him by poison.
Suspicions that exactly such a course
is being pursued crop out coincldently in
reports from dirrerent sources. News
from San Cristobal. where Gen.
lUvcra is ooufinedin a close room without
sanitary conveniences. Is to the effect
that his wounds have grown worse, that
he is suffering from fever, nnd that the
idea gains ground that he is being slowly
poisoned- A cablegram, received at Jack
sonville night before last, makes the direct
charge, and the crime suggested is so en
tirely consonant with Weylcr's principles
and practices t-hat there is grave reason
for rearing that it is well founded.
It is too much to believe that the Span
ish butcher would allow an enemy, once
la hi grasp, to escape alive. His only
"military" successes in the war hare
been successful betrayals and assassina
tions. He is engineering a grand one now,
under the pretense that he desires a meet
ing with Gcii- Gomez, under a flagof truce.
Butthc bravo old patriot chieftain has
been warned in advance of the well-laid
trap to catch and murder him, and will
have none of it.
There appears to be a chance that peace
ful and even human conditions will be en
forcedJu Crete and Armenia fiom this time
on That would release a great deal of
American sympathy from the active ne
cessity for exclusive application in those
directions, and some of this national feel
ing might he utilized in piornoting meas
ures for the reller of a people suffering
from wrong, outrage and fiendish butchery
President McKinlcy once was reported as
stating that he wished to "do something
for silver." Perhaps at this time he
may be willing to take the country into
his confidence and express a like will
ingness to "do something for Cuba."
The Trust Program.
It would be merely trite to say that
Ihu polit'cnl revulsion in the great cities
of the Central "West Monday and Tues-
dav was a .severe blow to the Republican
party and its component gold ring, trusts
and monopolies. To the majority of the
party it may have been an unexpected le
verse. We are not so sure that it was
altogether so to the "business manager,"
or to a few other great magnates within
the charmed circle. They are too wise
and experienced not to know that they
liave not. and never have had, any hope
from the unfettered action of popular ma
jorltlei. They know only too well by what means
they secured the victory for their party in
188G, and they arc too shrewd not to un
derstand that only by the application of
the same methods they can hope to retain
power. That understanding has been plain
ly in evidence in every feature of their
policy and program since last November.
The policy and purposes of the Combina
tion, as exemplified alike in its necessities
and Odious, are plainly before the people.
It included the scheme to "jam through"
the trust protective tariff before the coun
try had a chance for reorganization against :
its oppressors. That being done, the mil
lions wrung out of the masses would begin
to flow into the coffers ot the trusts, and
thence into those of the Republican national
committee. Thus, after the sinews of war
had been provided, the greater designs of
the conspiracy would seem easy or accom
plishment. While these are tcrriblcin con
ception, they arc simple in detail, and in
part l3ve been shown feasible In the past.
They amount to just this:
(tTo gain control of the Senate before
the Presidential electionstif 1900, by mak
ing successive fights In every Senatorial
election and securing the elevation of Sen
.atorial candidates openly or secretly
pledged to the trust aud monopoly interests;
rio matter at what cost in money. In this
way tney can hope to block legislation
In matters ot the tariff and the currency,
should t he House of Representatives at any
lime chance to b"3bomc Democratic.
(2) To use as many millions, and to apply
as much coercion to the working classes, In
thecHinpaiga of 1S98 as may be necessary
to maintain a Republican trust majority in
the House of Representatives. This policy
io be applied with all the force and expendi
ture requisite, in case the Senate is not
already sarel otherwise most ot the power
and ammunition to be saved for the grand
effort in 1900.
(3) Adjunctively to suppress the House
of Representatives; fixing upon it a sys
tem under which legislation, not ordered
by the recognized agent of the trusts and
monopolies, will become Impossible.
(4) Piually, in 1900, if necessary, to
spend a hundred or a hundred and fifty
million dollars, realized from trust profits
under the Dingley hill, to carry the Presi
dential election, and at the same time to
use the experience ot 1890 in a perfected
scheme of coercion applied to all wage
earners in the United States.
We do not believe that the Democratic
successes of the present week will have
the effect or chunging or modifying this
program. On the contrary we are satisfied
that they will be accepted as imperative
reasons why it Miould be carried out per
sistently and remorselessly to the bitter
end. The combination only needs to buy
oue more Presidential election, in order to
firmly fasten upon the country the collar
of a system which would render any further
pretense or popular suffrage unnecessary.
The combination ot Republican Gold,
Trust anu Monopoly magnates believes
that its sole chance to curry out this pro
gram, to accomplish these designs and to
replace the Institutions or the United States
with its own unbridled, oligarchical power,
refcts in its ability to pass the Dingley
tariff bill. It will continue to organize,
influence, spend money and fight to gain
that strategical victory which, from its
standpoint, involves all else.
Who Is the Obstructor?
On the basis ot present conditions it is
quite impossible to estimate the net amount
of concord, or discord, that may be ex
istent between the President of the United
States and the statesman who lias swal
lowed, digested, and assimilated unto him
self all the rights and functions or tl.e body
formerly known as the House of Repre
sentatives. If we knew that, it would
be easy to f iud a solution lor the question:
'What is to be done about the huppieion
of that House by illegal usurpation?"
The Autocrat has intrenched himself In
a strong position, offering but one prac
ticable opening for attack. That opening
is Rule X, which declares:
"Unless specially ordered by the House,
the fcipeakei snail appoint, at tl.e com
mencement of each Congiesfi, the follow
ing standing committees, viz:"
The mandatory character of that rule
speaks for itbolf. There is a Republican
majority in the House, latent, cringing
and strapped down at present, we will
admit; but still potentially able to enforce
that rule if it had the wisland the cour
age. The country will recognize tills fact
In a day or two, and unpleasant questions
will be asked, and still more unpleasant
Oue of the questions will le: "Who is it
that says to the people of the United
States, 'there shall be no general legis
lation in the House or Representatives?' "
What answer can be given? We ask for
information. Is it the Speaker alone, anu
against the views and desires of the
members and of the Administration? Is it
tiie Speaker, rc-enforced by the Administra
tion? Is It the Speaker and the Republican
majority, against the Executive; or are all
three high parties In secret agreement?
Something speedily will be done to find
this out; because great public aud private
interests are clamoring to be heard in the
Congress. Because, heretofore, they have
been eaten up by a wide open King Stork,
they will not, therefore, remain btupid
and silent under the wooden oppression of
Autocrat Log. Their agents aud exponents
will quickly reach certain obvious con
clusions, which are: (1) That, if the
Speaker is the only obstruction, and the
Administration wants the door unbolted, it
cau be done by the majority, under Rule X.
(2) That, if tlie Administration does want
it, and the majority fails to attend to
it, their masters, the "busineoo interests,"
will make things lively for them at home in
short order. (3) That, if the Administra
tion is in accord with the Speaker, in
suppressing the House or Representatives,
aud blocking the business of the Nation, the
s,ooner that becomes apparent, the better.
"It is a condition that confronts us, and
not a theory!"
The Senate MyMery.
For various reasons we have not felt
particularly sanguine as to what Congress
would do during this extra session, in
the line ot redeeming pust national dis
honor in connection with Cuba. We have
entertained some hope that the instinctive
American sentiment favorable to liberty
aud humanity might become aroused and
exert an irrestible pressure upon our
legislators, and that something effective
might result in consequence; but hopes like
these have been greatly depressed by indi
cations ot the dominant power of adverse
influences, aud by the fact ot the forcible
suppression or the Bouse or Representa
tives. It is satisfactory, therefore, to reflect
that the "spark" whioh Mr. Hanna pre
dicted "might fall," has, in fact, fallen
in the Senate, with such accompanying
phenomena as must satisfy the country
that one body at least ot our legislative
branch Is not deaf to the agonized cry
ot helpless prisoners, women and children
dying under the cruel knives ot Spain's
Aside from that consideration, the cur
rent debate otthc Cuban question in the
Senate already - ha8 jjroven ot valuable
service. In bringing to the surface the
elements ot opposition to a policy or
justice and mercy which, although long
suspected and more or less generally
identified, have been able to exert their
influence under the cloak ot Senatorial
circumlocution, or have masked their real
purpose with the hypocritical pretense
of devotion to assumed treaty obligations,
or a horror of giving offense to a friendly
Oue of these elements has been exposed
to scorn aud contempt by Senator Gal
linger, in ids statement that tlie only
native interests opposed to justice in the
Cuban matter were certain "business in
terests," one exponent of which had de
nounced 1dm for daring to plead for out
raged women and children who are being
hacked to death with Spanish machetes.
There may boothers, and if there are, they,
too, should liHveveiitlltttlon anil exposure.
In lhemitural growth of American sus
picion, that the government of Spain,
through its representative in Washington,
has exerted direct influence in suppressing
the American sentiment In the Congress, it
may be that erroneous and unjust thoughts
have occupied the public mind, in con
nection with Individual Senators or mem
bers. But it has been and still is difficult
to bring the course of suvcrul public men
into agreement with any tenable theory
other than that they have been so in
fluenced; although it Is possible that they
could explain their attitude on different
Ajremnrkable case in point is presented
in the colloquy between Senators Morgan
and Hale on the resolution declaring a
state of war in Cuba, In the course of the
debate Senator Morgan, according to the
Congressional Record, said: ."VW Senator
from Maine cannot conceal the fact that
he is In constant communication with the
Spanish government for the purpose of as
certaining the best way of defending
them." Senator Hale, in reply, denied that
any item of the information he had re
ceived as to the condition in Cuba origin
ated with the Spanish authorities or any
representative of them; and there the
episode closed for the time being.
It Is not to be expected that either
party to this passage at arms will allow
the matter to remain where It was dropped
ou the occasion referred to. Public in
terest will be acute until the charge is
disposed of iu some more coinpiehenslvc
manner than it was in the disclaimer of
Senator Hale. Senator Morgan's startling
accusation may amount only to words
spoken in the heat of forensic discussion;
but they cannot the less fail to create a
painful impression throughout the country.
They even may be taken In connection
with general rumors and Mispicions, very
rile during the closing days of the Olney
de Lome regime, .suggestive of a Spanish
cabal within and extending beyond the
precincts or our State Department. There
is not any record that the name or the
Maine statesman wuKcounectcd with these
rumors; but iu consequence of them the
position of almost any public man, inex
plicably opposed to the national sentiments
or Christianity and hum.'wiity, in connec
tion with Cuba, might be open to d nibt.
The situation may be cleurer before
final disposition ot the question in the
The pleasant dinner party, which pre
tends to be a political party and face
tiously terms its members "Gold Demo
crats," is "alarmed" and about to hold
auother eating aud drinking conference
in New York. The punxjseof the feast is
to devise, and probably to subscribe, means
to keep tlie Republican gold and truot
combine in power for a wiule louger.
What little Republican members of the
Senate Committee on Finance have to say
on the matter seems to indicate that the
Dingley bill will le leported in about a
week or ten days. The are carefully
silent as to the extent or character of the
changes to be offered, which., indeed, may
not be many or important.
Unless the Administration candidate. for
Senator in Kentucky secures enough votes
today to elect him. he will be turned
dowu and a nc w caucus nominee presented.
The Republican chances are further clouded
by the return of an additional Democratic
State seuator at a special election.
Indications accumulate that the Tieas
ury retroactive "hoodoo" circular will fall
flat. There is nothing in existing law
which would compel importers to submit
to Its blackmailing and gairoting ten
dencies, and influential Eastern papers are
advising them to oiganize und icsist.
In view of the gravity of the case, the
Supreme Court has advanced the Joint
tiaffic test case on the calendar; but that
only means that It will leach a hearing in
October. In the meantime the railway
i.tterest is in .a Iwd way. The Senate
may be willing to do fomenting, but the
Houm; of Representatives is under arrest
and deprived of ilscoiihtituUoual functions.
Anything done in behalf of the tail ways
might open the door to general legislation.
and the Autocrat will not permit that
until he has finished punishing the influ
ences that failed to flock to his standard
at St. Louis. That may take a long time,
and involve many important interests and
people, public and private.
Aud so Mayor Carter Harrison had a clear
majority over tlie combined vote for his
seven opponents of 2,222! If this shows
anything, it is evidence that Silver Democ
racy cau claim a visible majority of all the
citizens of Chicago. So much for Mr.
Hauna's educational results!
Ex-Senator Ingalls is quoted as authority
for the statement that the blow which
"knocked out" Prof. Corbett was acci
dental, and that Prof. Fltzslmmons con
fided this to him after the fight. This news
is alarming, if true, and may create a sus
picion that the Kansas statesman-reporter
is preparing to "star" with the defeated
If it be true, as alleged, that the Carne
gie, and generally the trust, influence was
exerted to keep Mr. Roosevelt out of the
Navy Department, we desire to know what
cau be the matter. The idea that the trusts
nave demanded anything nnd been turned
down by a Republican Administration! We
should almost as soon credit a report that
Secretary Gage had concluded to pay bonds
GngeV Visit to New Yorlc.
Secretary Gage will be the guest or Mr.
J. E. Simmons, president of the Clearing
House Association, when he goes to "New
York, with President McKinley, to partici
pate in the dedication ot the Grant tomb.
While he is In the metropolis, the Secre
tary will visit the subtreasury, on "Wall
street, and will discuss finances with any
of the financiers aud bankers who choose
to call on him.
Annual Itepublican Convention.
St. Paul, Minn., Aprll7. The announce
ment was made today by Secretary
Dowling, of the Republican nationalleague,
that the next .annual convention would be
held July 13, 14. and 15 in Detroit.
A REMARK-ABLE CHANGE.
Comparison! of Elections Just Held
nna TUuHU'df Lust Yenr.
Hero aro twelve sample cities, and what
tliey d.id in t)ic'!wfty'df chauging tljelr polit
ical status at .the elections this weuK
1 1390. 1897.
Chicago ".. ,. '56,000 R 77,000 D
Cincinnati i.. .-. 20.000 K 7,000 D
St. Louis.. .. , .. 15,000 R 0,000 K
Cleveland.. ...'.'. .. " 0,000 R 2..1Q0 R
Detroit.,.. ., .. .. 1'2,000R 550 D
Grand Koplds ., .. 4,000 R 000 D
Columbus........ 3,100 It 400 D
Dayton :. ,. 2,800 R 3,000 D
Evansvllle .. .. -.. DOOR 2,700 D
Springrield 1,300 R 000 D
Zuiiesvillu 600 R 500 D
Caulou 850 R 500 D
To'tal 122,150 R 102,300 D
Democratic; gain..' .. , ..224,510
A dozen citieaand a chungeof a quaiter
of a million! In a bundled other cities
from which returns have been icceiv'od the
QhnngewuBproporUunutuly notable. Greater
New York has only to do a very small
part or what any of these cities have done,
i datively , to give another overwhelming
Deiuocratlu victory this fall.
That big Democratic victory iu Chicago
furnished rood for discussion at the Capi
tal all day yest'erday, aud its effect on
the future political altuatlon Will continue
to bo talked about for many (lays. Even
Republican Congressmen readily admitted
that one of the ultimate results would
presumably be the loss or the Fllty-Mxth
Congress to the Republicans. A nearer
lesult Is the effect upon' the United States
Senate. In the present close political
status of that body, the- election of a
Democrat to succeed Hanna would place
the Senate safely in contiol of the op
position. The election of a Republican
Senator in Kentucky is no longer feared
by Democratic leaders. They rcgaid the
defeat of Hunter as settled beyond ques
tion.Jind believe the vacancy will be filled
by the legislature to be chosen this fall.
It is confidently expected that another
appeal to the peoplcof the Blue Grass State
will lesult in an easy victory for Senator
In tlie neighboring State of Maryland
there ure also signs of a great Democratic
revival. Seuator Gorman's only comment
on the Chicago election yesterday was
the laconic "Oh, they promised to much
that tliey had no hope ot holding their
vote." He did not discuss the effect of
the spring elections on the rail campaign
in Maryland. But Maryland Democrats
who were about the Capitol were confi
dent that the reaction would be as strong
in the East ab In the West. Ex-Congressman
Talbott, of the Eastern Shore, said
the news gave the Maryland people great
confidence in the result, and ex-Senator
Gibson said to The Times: "Senator Gor
man will he re-elected Senator as easily
as any time in his life."
At stake In the elections of this fall aro
the following Sonatorships:
Kentucky -. (Vacancy).
Maryland ..Gorman, Dem.
Ohio I.4.!..1. Hanna, Rep.
Virginia V!;..:1. ...Daniel, Dem.
Democratic 'Senators confidently assert
that all four4ieaU will be carried by the
Democrats. lt'Ktjntucky and Ohio go Demo
cratic, then, M 'so" as the legislatures
can dec tScnatorsnext January, theSenate
will Maud, Rcpim'llcauB,41.;opno8iUonr48:
'vacancy (Oregon), I. This will place the
RepubllcansliijaneiiUrdy hopeless minority.
One queer result of the election Is the
large apparent, increase in the gold Demo
cratic vote hi, Michigan. The vote appears
to have quadrupled over that cost for Pal
mer. In Detroit city there wiw a consider
able legitimate increase from gold Demo
crats who voted for McKinlcy. but it is ex
plained that in other parts of theStateit
is due to itilsiakeHtoinde'by voters injnark
iug the official 'ballot. The gold ticket
was headed "Democratic" nnd hail prece
dence on the ballot over the regular Demo
cratic fusion ticket, which was headed
"Dcmocratic-PeopIeV-Unlon silver ticket"
Detroit's celebrated ex-mayor is evident
ly badly broken up. He charges Secretary
Alger and Senator McMillan with helping
to defeat the ticket. The Detroit News
quote" him as saying: "1'ou couldn't ex
pect any different result There was the
whole Democratic party, with all the cor
porations back of them, buying up the sa
loons aud carrying Poles around in hacks,
and a Republican supreme court listening
to hired attorneys for the Democraticparty
Tlie young -McMillans and Alger.s twk the
Poles from Belle Isle to the polls 'n their
carriages, with their conts-or-aniis, aud
hot-tailed horses, and their coachmen sit
ting up straight beside them. They all had
to do it. Will McMillan, the Senator's son,
had all "his spare change up ou the result."
mid Wife Eaeli
Chicago, April 7. -The bodies of William
H. Gage and his wife, Maria, each seventy
years old, were found lying ou a bed in
their home, at No. -'53 Southwestern ave
uuc, today. The death or the aged couple
'wa brought about by their own hands. An
empty two-ounce bottle labeled "lauda
num"' was found lying on the floor near
the bed, and two letters, one addressed to
H. G. Jeamereati.thecmployerof Gage.aud
the other to the coroner, showed conclu
sively that the husband and wife hud com
From the appearance of the bodies death
must have occurred several days ago. It
is not known what caused them to. commit
ItlDIOVAL OF Git ANT'S HODY
New York, April 7. The preliminary
work, of removing Gen. Grant's body from
its temporary tomb was begun this morn
ing, when carpenters began to build a
fence In front ot the small tomb to closcit
from view while tlie men engaged In cut
ting open the fiteel case inclosing the
casket are at work. A force of four men
will be keptbusy several days cutting the
rivets holding tlie case.
After the ease''is opened the casket will
be taken out 'and transferred to tlie sar
cophagus. Justf'At what time this will be
done will nil be'made public, but it is be
lieved it wilfbe'lloue some night the latter
part of this'Hveek.
London Ladie Stnrt for Crete.
London, April 7. Auumber ot well-known
English ladids, ajhong them Mrs. Ormiston
Chant, the reformer, who some time ago
led tho crusade'df the social purity party
against the London music halls, have ar
ranged to c?-opcrate with the nurses of
the R.'d Cross Society, aud will leave Lon
don for Crete tomorrow for that purpose.
A 'Chicago Fuwhlon.
(From the. Cleveland Plain Dealer.)
Chicagoans now make a practice ofleav
iug their teeth at home when they go out
Poetry and Freckles.
"How glorious it is to drink in this de
lightful sunshine; to watch it gild the'
landscape, and cast its mellow blessing
on the waiting earth!"
"Yes, George, but think of the freckles!"
-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Are you going 4o have your house
painted this spring, Mudger?"
"No; butl'Uhave topaintthebackJence,
or the' pump, or somethiug. Mrs. Mudger
never thinks she has cleaned house unless
she can smell new paint. "-Chicago Record
GLEANED IN HOTEL LOBBIES.
Mr. J. Earl Wagner ia frequently seen
in the lobby of the Regent. Hmnllii Gar
land is also there.
Ex-Congressman Josiah Patterson is at
IIou. John F. Rixoy, of Virginia, is
registered at the Metropolitan.
E. W. Timberlake, a prominent poli
tician from North Carolina, Is now at the
Mr. John-Jarrett, of Pittsburg, nnd W.
C, Cronemeyer, of McKoesport, Pa , are at
the Riggs- They are two ot the most
prominent steel men iu Pennsylvania, and
are here to appear before the Senate Com
mittee on Finance.
Count Vandclier Mensyeck is at the
Arlington- This gentleman during the re
cent campaign, stumped a hair dozen
States, making speeches in as many dif
ferent languages, in the Interest ot the
The hotels are now feeling the full
effects of tjie various "personally con
ducted" tours. The lobbies of the up
town houses are crowded In the even
ing, and the Itinerant musician Is reap
ing a rich harvest from the visitors.
Mr. W. N. Burchard.or the Pennsylvania
Railroad, is in charge of a party of 1G0
excursionists', who are now sightseeing In'
Washington. At the Regent last night
"I can now appreciate the fact that the
average New Eiiglander means it -when he
says, 'I want to know.' This party is
from Boston and vicinity. We lelt Boston
on Monday night, and I have been bom
barded with questions ever since. Few
of these people have ever been in Wash
ington before, and they are keenly enjoy
ing their visit.
"The 'personally conducted' tour or ex
cursion is doing much for persons who have
traveled little, and alto for the more ex
perienced travelers, who do not wish to
be troubled with the many annoyances that
a tourist traveling alone is subjected to.
On these exclusions we look to tlie cl.eck
ing of baggage, arrange for hotel .ocom
modatlons. map out a joutine for the sj-h-tematlc
seeing of the city, and, in fact,
do everything for our people except to hce
and eat for them. The 'personally con
ducted' tour is a result of the advanced
ideas of this end-of-century age."
Hon. Webster, Davis, ex-mayor of Kansas
City, and a personal friend of the Presi
dent, is 'at the Regent. Mr. Davis is a
Republican who has a strong Democratic
and personal following. He was elected
mayor of Democratic Kansas City with a
plurality of 8,000 votes, 22,000 being
the total number cast. In a conversation
with a Times reporter yesterday he said.
"While times might be letter with us,
all signs point to renewed prosperity
throughout our State. In Kansas City to
day there is hardly a desirable house
vacant; whereas, a few years ago. row
after row displayed "For rent" cards.
Building is also going right along. For 200
miles around Kansas City we have the
richest country in the world. I my this
without exaggeration. This is principally
timber land aud rich prairie, ou which
wheat and corn ure raised. While our corn
is not so tall as to require one to take
a lantern with him to light his way in
the daytime, we frequently encounter fields
through which one might ride on horse
back, and still be hidden from view " Mr.
Darts, like all Missouri men, loves jii.n
State- He further said: "We have our
elections every two years, and thecontets
arc sometimes exceedingly warm, but when
the battle is over party feeling is
forgotten. and Democrats, Republicans and
Populists unite in their efforts for the
well-being of their State.
Mr. William Ripley is a venerable and
well-known citizen of Chicago. He ia a
retired lumber man, and has looked into
nearly every nook and corner of the globe
during his travels, lie has a keen sneseor
humor and has at all times a prolific fund
of experiences and incidents to relate. Mr.
Ripley Is now at the Arlington, going West
by easy stages, and yesterday said: i
"Although I have called Chicago my
home for thirty-three years, I have two
jokes at the expense of that city, which
are too good to tie suppressed. I was in
Jerusalem in 18S9, aud wished to send a
telegram to my son, in Chicago. 1 ad
dressed my message Chicago, U. S. ,A.,nud
was nearly taken off my feet when the
operator informed me that 'he could not
take it unless It was addressed Chicago,
near St. Louis, U- S. A.'
"On another occasion, I was on the
Columbia River, about forty miles from
The Dalles. Our boat made a lauding, and
a typical Oregonian came aboard. I fell
into a convesation with him, and he in
formed me that he lived at the landing.
After being cross-questioned for a few
minutes, he started in to pump me: 'Where
do vou live?' said he. 'Chicago.' 1
answered. My friend looked at me, scratched
his head, and said: "Chicago! Be that
beyond The Dalles' "
non. Abner McKinlcy, of New York, was
registered at the Ebbitt House yesterday,
and expected to leave the city last night.
A Times' reporter met him iu tlie lobby and
was invited to his room. In answer to a
question as to the nature of his visit he
"My trip is purely a business one. I am
not in politics, nor- am I keeping tab on
polities. I have no interests to promote
and have not even cnlled on the Cabinet.
I make frequeat visits to Washington, and
as a matter of fact have been away more
since the in-auguratioa than I have for some
Protent Against Hemovnl.
Portsmouth, N. II., April 7.-The pro
posed removal of the historic frigate Con
stitution from this navy yard will be
strongly opposed by both the Maine and
New Hampshire Congressional delegations.
Yesterday both delegations united in a
formal request to Secretary Long that the
Constitution be kept at the Portsmouth
navy yard and not be removed, and the
stdp, it j s thought, will probably remain
at the Portsmouth yard.
Operutions in Manila Closing.
Madrid. April 7. Reports have been re
ceived here from Manila that operations
agaiust the Philippine insurgents are about
to be suspended because ot the lack of
Spanish toices to continue the campaign.
Iuerentte lu Loudon Trade.
London, April 7. The returns issued
by the board of trade for March show an
increase of 2,200,000 in imports and an
increase of 1,200,000 in exports during
that month, as compared with those or
March last "year.
His Head Is Fastened On.
Some years ago, when William J. Still
mati of New Yotk city, was reporting a dis
turbance in Greece tor the London Times,
a report was sent out that he liad been be
headed. One ot his friends, upon hearing
this message: "Rumor here that your
head has been taken off. Is it true?"
It wasnotuntil the message hadbeonsent
that it occurred to the sender that if
the rumor wcretrueStilImanwould.be the
last man in the world to speak about it.
But the message reached StiilmaoAnd this
was his reply. "My dear boy, a newspaper
man neverloaeshis head." -Cleveland Plain
3! It. HOOSKVKL.TV5 SUCOESSOH.
He Ik Ortulu to He u Strong
New York, April 7. Police Commissioner
Roosevelt's friends say that he will ac
cept the Assistant Secretaryship of the
Navy, tendered to him by President Mo
Kinley. As there 1h little doubt of his
confirmation, it is regarded as good as
settled that Mr. Roosevelt will go to
The question that is now puzzling the
politicians and the police is, who will suc
ceed Mr Roosevelt as a member of the
police board? .
Those who probably could have the Job
ir they wished It are Fire Commissioner
JamcsK. Sturgis.jr.; School Commissioner
James G. Agar, or former United States
District Attorney Edward Mitchell.
Subway Commissioner Thomas L. Ham
ilton Is silken or, and William Brookfield,
too. The latest gossip is ahout John E.
Mayor Strong would rather have William
Brookfield take the place than any of the
others. All of them, with the exception of
Edward Mitchell, are anti-1'latt men, and
would carry out any orders the mayor
There will in any event ha a nice row
when the boaid attempts to organize, for
the law is that when a vacancy occurs in
the board "the board shall rcoiganize."
With Commissioners Grant and Parker
prcxurvlug their lines., the question is, how
will the new commissioner vote? ir he
Joins with A ndiews.a .deadlock will result,
reorganization be an impossibility, and
work, s far as the board is concerned, will
be at an end.
An understanding between the new com
missioner anil Grant and Parker would
straighten matters at once, but as Mayor
Strong has practically made up his mind
to appoint a strong anti-Platt man, this
outcome is doubtful.
Mayor Strong's guarded utterances re
garding Mr. Roosevelt may have greater
significance than was at first attached to
them- He -aid: "Mr, Roosevelt is not con
tinued yet." And When questioned re
garding Mr. Roosevelt's successor, he said:
"I have not Mr. Roosevelt's resignation
yet, and I don't expect It for acme time to
This may mean that he expects Senator
PJjitt to fight Mr. Eoosevelfo confirmation.
SHNSATIONAT. TUSCUOSUKKS MADE
A Lvginliitlve Committee Investigat
ing Bunk Failures.
St. Paul, Minn.. April 7 The jointjegis
latlve committee Investigating insolvent
banks in this city und MinneapolH has
made public the testimony s-ecured during
the past two months- Some of the dis
closures ate highly iensjational.
As to the Bank of Minnesota, ot which
William Dawson, sr, was the president,
and William Dawson, jr., cashier, W. II.
Lightner, one of the recciverfl, stated that
on October 7 S13.",G00 was due to the bank
from the Fort Dearborn National Bank
of Chicago. The balance, he said, was
incorrect, account between these two
banks being falsified to the extent of
$100,000. At the time ot the failure of
the bank there was owing to it by the
officials the following sums:
William Dawson, sr., about $90,000;
William Dawson, jr., $59,950; R.A.Smith.
$50,000, of which he has since paid $35,
000. In addlUon to that, William Dawson,
Jr., was guarantor of $53,000. of which
$30,000 was overdrawa. As to thecause of
the failure of the bank, it was testified
that William Dawson, sr., owed it $281,-
The bcheilules or assets and liabilities of
William Dawson. Jr., have been filed in the
district court. The asiets are placed at
$239,168.7S, and the liabilities, $868,--152.17.
1 he face value ot the assets is
By far the lamest portion of Mr. Daw
gim'a ilirect liabilities consists of in
ilividual untejs. A few or these are secured,
but most of them only by the indorsement
of William Dawson, sr.
As to the Scandia Bauk, of Minneapolis,
the committee states that its failure, ac
cording to the evidence, was honest, and
It may yet pay in full.
The committee says that the Washing
ton Bank, of Minneaiwlis. went under for
want of paid-up capital, direct and in
direct loans to its officers, and from a
lack of supervision.
Dwelling upon the affairs of the Alle
mania Bank, of St- Paul, the report says
that the assets, or a large portion of
them, were worthies.-. The directors, it
states, "were heavy borrowers, and were
gutlty of misstatements.
As to the affairs of the Minucsota Sav
ings Bank, of St. Paul, the committee
states the officers were borrowers, directly
or indirectly, to an amount more than
double the capital stock.
HIS REMARK XO JEST.
A Hwslness 3iuu Expires After Jok
injr About Death.
Boston, Mass., April 7. D. B. Tarr, an
elderly man who lived -on Columbia ave
nue, was Joking about death in a State
street restaurant this morning. "I guess
I'll poison my.-elf with a cup of coffee,"
he said in a joking manner to the waiter.
He was served with the coffee, drank it,
and in a moment fell back in his chair,
Mr. Tarr had been in the habit of drink
ing a cup of tea. in the restaurant each
morning- He had kept this custom up
for ten or twelve years. That Is how he
happened tomaketheremark aboutpoison
ing himself with coffee. He died of heart
Miner Suffocated by Gas.
Colorado Springs, Col.. April ".-Seven
men working in the Strickle tunnel, on the
west slope of Pike's Pek, were overcome
by smoke and gas today. Two of the
men. George Gordon and Michael Lew. are
dead. The others are Iu a criUcal condi
tion. Lust "Li uea.
No coward soul is mine,
No trembler in the world's storm-troubled
I see heaven's glories shine.
And -faith shines equal, arming me from
O God, within my breast,
Almighty, ever-present Deity!
Life that iu me has rest,
As I undying Life have power in thee!
Vain are the thousand creeds -
That move men's hearts: unutterably vain;
Worthless as withered weeds.
Or idlest froth amid the boundless main.
To waken doubt in one
Holding so rast by thine infinity;
So surely anchoredon
The steadfast Rock or immortality.
With wide-embracing love.
Thy Spirit animates eternal years;
Irervados and broods above; f
Changes, sustains, dissolves, creates and
Though earth and man were gone.
And suns and uuiverseB ceased to be.
And Thou were left alone,
Every existence would exist in Thee.
There Is not room for Death,
Nor atom that his might could render void;
.Thou Thou art Being and Breath,
And whatThou art rimy never be destroyed.
lOtb, llt& ana F Sts, N. W.
TWO SPECIAL VALUES.
100 dozen Shirt Waists ot fine, soft-finished
percales, in pink, blue, green, red
and yellow stripes, laundered collar; aritf
cuffs, perfect fitting.
40 dozen Wrappers ot fine Irish lawn, la
light, medium, and dark colors. All aizesj
io more when this lot is sold.
Bags, Trunks, Suit Cases, Hat
Boxes and other paraphernalia.
We are showing all of the staple
sorts and all the season's latest
novelties in Traveling Goods, and
name as specially good values the
Canvas Covered Trunks, Iron bound, iron
bottom, best brass lock a strong, well
28-iuch, each ,....: $1.05
30-Inch, each ..$J.50
3-incli, each $2.05'
34-luch, each $0.50
Canvas Covered Trunks, steel clamps,
sheet iron bottom, hard-wood stays, strap
hinges, chain work top and bottom, corner
clamps, riveted,, best brass Excelsior: lock
and lock bolts, deep tray, with hat box.
28-iuch, each , $3.93
30-Iach, each $1.50
32-inch, each $5.00
31-iacU. each S5.50
36-luch, each $6.00
38-inch, each $6.95
40-inchi each $7.00
Canvas Telescope Cases, leather corners,
heavy leatherstraps. Kach.... 40c. t$1.50
Dress Suit Cases.
The Dress Suit Case is now considered
an Indispensable part or a man's outnc
Women have found out their convenience
also. Our Cases are serrlceably built so
as to stand the handling Incident to cheek
ing and expressing them.
Dress Suit Cases from $2.75 up.
Everything- new can be seen in
our Basket Department, and we
call attention to the following lots
of Easter Baskets to be offered
today at especially low prices:
Lot 1 A vastassortmentof Colored Ger
man Straw Baskets, various sizes, blue
red and green effects.
5 c each.
Lot 2 Larger sized Baskets, in colored
effects, several shapes and colorings.
Apropos of spring rains, we of
fer a large shipment of new Cocoa
Mats, the product of a factory
noted for making the best wearing
mats. Especial attention is called
to the finish of these goods.
24.14-inch, plain, each 35a
28xlC-inch, plain, each 45a
t:9xl7-iuch, plain, each C0a
29xl7-inch, extra, each 50a
27xl6-inch, mottled effect, each 50a
2Sxl6-iuch, extra quality, each.... $1.00
30xl8-inch, extra quality, each $1.25
33xl9-inch, extra quality, each $1.50
47.25-iuch, Wire Door Mats, each. .$2.95
Other styles and qualities and extra
Our new stock of moth preven
tives has just been received, and
we direct to them the especial at
tention of those who have never
ussd them they require no rec
ommendation to those who have
used them. Manahan's are con
ceded to be the best
Mauahan'sMotu Paper (small sheets),
per 100 25a
Manahan's Moth Paper (large sheets),
per dozen 0a
Manahan's Moth Bags (1-2 obi. size),
Manahan's Moth Bags (larger size),
Manahan's Moth Bags (largest size)
An ounce of prevention is worth
a pound of cure.
We are now demonstrating the
most perfect' cloth for cleansing
and polishing bicycles, etc, aud
invite bicyclists to witness the
cleansing qualities of this chemi
cally prepared cloth. Price, ioc;
3 for 25c
Woodward! & Lofhrop.