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WASHINGTON, MOADAY, ArRIL 12.
Effects of Education.
We are unable to view tlic develop
ments in the Kentucky Senatorial un
pleasantness with anything but surprise
and grief. The very idea that the Ad
ministration candidate, inure particularly
the special candidate or the Republican
National "business manager," should be
charged, with ottering 15,000 sound money
dollars for the votes of three so-called
"gold Democrats," cannot fail to be
fraught with pain. In advance of satis
factory evidence, we are not prepared to
"When it was announced that the "busi
ness manager" and the national committee
took so much interest in the contest at
Frankfort that a confidential agent of
the former had been dispatched there a
delegate learned in the art and science of
"good iwlitics" we were willing to ex
pect a brilliant campaign of "education,"
at .any expense that might seem jusUried
by the great party nccc-sity involved,
ijat-, according to the accusation laid be
fore the grand jury, thai psyobologU-al
campaign has 'descended to the material
anthropological level of 15,000 long, green
dollars, advertised as open for exchange
for three small, gold Democratic ballots.
Really, such a charge cannot be true.
The Administration candidate is not under
stood to possess personal means which
would justify hiihin giving up the equiva
lent or three years' salary as Senator
for the chance of election. If he counted
the money out, as alleged, he must have
secured it somewhere. Not from the edu
cational campaign fund, of course; because
we know from the history of elections in
1800, that none or the $10,000,000 'edu
cational" fund was spent in corrupting
anybody; only in stationery, printing,
postage and windmills.
Even ir we were wrong about this, and
it did happen that there were 15,000
bright and blooming reasons to "edu
cate" three votes of a sudden, still the
charge would not hold. Considering the
politicsU complexion of the votes sought
for, the alleged price Is far too much
above the market. If the complainant
had sworn that ninety pieces or silver,
thirty apiece, had been offered, we might
have feared that the allegation bad some
thing in It- As it is, we doubt it.
A Democratic Hevolt.
It is probable that the majority of the
.Democratic members of the House will do
business with Mr. Heed and Mr. Bailey
ou Wednesday. It will be interesting to see
if Mr. Pin gley attempts to adjourn for more
Chan one day.
Speaker Reed is a trifle too greedy, we
think. It is unfair for him to insist on con
trolling the majority and leading the
minority as well.
A 2sew Dreibund.
European dispatches indicate a speedy
dissolution of the existing "conceit," and
a new auangoment of interests and al
liances. Russia is represented as dis
satisfied with her French alliance, re
garding France as shifting and unreliable;
which justifies the suggestion of The Times
some days ago that Lo:d Salisbury and
the Rothschilds had overreached Rusia,
and Eccured an understanding with the
government at Paris. TJieold "Dreibund"
of Central Europe, consisting of Germany,
Austiia,and Italy, -whose purpose was to
interpose the united power of the three
nations between the jealousies and am
bitious of England on the West, and Rus
sia on the East, has been dead for any
good for some time. To preserve it in
tact, until something else was found to
take its place, the two Emperors have
been obliged to bolster the finances of Italy
bo that King Humbcit could keep up the
strength of his military establishment;
but it teems that they -will do so no louger.
Indeed, they now affect to tliink that
Italy does not amount to much as a mili
tary factor, in view of her late disas
trous defeat in Abyssinia.
It is stated, and probably -with truth,
that the next revision of the European
situation will consist of a new "Drei
bund," formed by the three Kaisers,
Bussla, Germany, and Austria joining in
a firm alliance; and this being accom
plished, there would be nothing left for
Great Britain, France, and Italy but to
enter into a counter alliance, practically
against the others. This would neces
sarily result in important changes of na
tional policy in several cabinets. It
would bectionallze some questions of gicat
gravity, -and divide Europe into two hos
tile camps, the "West against the East.
The consequences could haidly fail to be
serious, and, ultimately, to lead to a vast
-struggle for mastery.
A hofctile alliance of Russia, Germany
and Austria "would seriously menace Eng
land in the East and in Africa. It might
enable Russia aud Austria todividc Turkey
and fortify the Dardanelles against the
"Western powers; threaten the Suez Canal,
and compel Great Britain to blockade and
hold the Aegean and Adriatic Seas. Bus
iila could, if she wished, grievously harass
the British Iudiaa frontier, and while the
queen's government was thus busy fight
ing Tor the integrity of its vast empire,
Germany might sieze the opportunity, the
Transvaal and otlier places, all at the
These are some of the things that might
ultimately happen; subject, of course, to
what the counter alliance might be able
to do correspondingly. The strong chances
pro tUat the money power of the world
would be with England and France. Ger
many would still have to count with the
French sentiment of "ravauche," and the
"Driebund" with the armies that Franco
ana Italy could furnish, and the united
navies of the "West.
"Whether the conditions should result in
general war, or only general diplomacy, it
would seem that, at the termination of the
one or the other, pretty much' all of the
Eastern hemisphere would bare, to be
parceled out on a new basis. From every
point of view, therefore, the present sec
tionnllzntiou of the continent would be
prolific or new and active dangers, and
not least to England.
There is an apparent condition of intro
version in the Spanish character which
manifests Itself in many peculiar ways.
It is the Anglo-Saxon method and habit
to ask for something desired, and if it
is secured to congratulate and thank the
donor afterward. Tills is not the Spanish
way; which is, to do the thanking and
congratulating first, and then to dispatch
an envoy to do the asking later.
With such an analysis we are able to ex
plain the reasons why the Spanish press
of Havaua has been printing itself blue
in the face in admiration and adulation of
President ZdcKinley, because, according
to that veracious authority, he had already
determined to sieze and visit dire punish
ment upon the Cuban Junta in New York.
Weylcr,aud his Spanish press having done
all they thought proper iu praise of the
President for his Intention to do Avhat
they had not yet asked or him, a staff offi
cer was dispatched as envoy to Washing
ton to make the amiable request, and will
be here iu a day or two, sharing the full
and joyous conviction of his master, the
hyena, that all he has to do in the Capital
of the United States is to make his wishes
known, and they will be granted without
question or delay.
It really was so iu the days of Cleveland
aud Olney. How it is now it Is not so
easy to make up one's mind.
Japan and Hsnvnli.
It is now reasonably well known that
the authorities were not altogether in
genuous in their assertion that the sudden
dispatch or Admiral Baardslee and his flag
ships to the Hawaiian Islands had no ref
erence to the current political conditions
iu that country. We have since learned that
the reported seriousness of those conditions
created some anxiety In the neighborhood
of our State and avy Departments, and, as
the departure oT the admiral on the boat
happened as soon alter the anxiety as he
could get coal in and steam up, there may
have been some connection between the
psychological and physical phenomena.
The steady flow of Japanese immigrants
into Hawaii for some time past has been a
source of much uneasiness to the local
government. There even has been some
reason to fear that the immigrants of late
were not laborers and students, as they
represented themselves to be, but Jap
anese soldiers and officers. When the
Hawaiian authorities took measures to
stop the movement their action was re
sented; and recently, when they refused
debarkation to a whole cargo of suspicious
"immigrants," that resentment took the
form of a warship from Japan. It is greatly
to be hoped that our vessel has been able
to reach the scene before the occurrence
of anything important; but if it has not
there may be unpleasant news by the next
steamer from Honolulu.
The Japanese empire Is determined upon
territorial expansion. Its population, if
confined to the Japanese archipelago, would
soon outgrow the possibilities of native
agriculture aud other sources of livelihood.
The mikado's government Is anxious for
new lands for colonization. The attempt
to subdue and colonize Formosa has" not
worked well. It is claimed that the Jap
anese have not the physique to stand the
strain of acclimatization. The climate,
soil, conditions and productions of the
nawailan Islands are exactly what they
want. They have been longing to seize the
group for years. If we do not look out and
prevent them, by annexing this rich coun
try ourselves, probably they will do it
witnout much more waiting.
A meeting of the Holland Society was
lately held in New York the twelfth in
the history of the organization. It ap
peared from the Iwhavior of the members
that in this year of delft aud blue and
white furnishings theyjmd not lost any or
their pristine enthusiasm for the society.
Its object is in brief: "To perpetuate
the memory and foster and promote the
principles and virtues of the Dutch an
cestors of its members,, and to promote
social intercourse among the latter."
The fatherland societies arc numerous
all over the country, in the big cities
East and "West. The Irish-Americans have
theh-8, the Germans have theirs, the
Scotch, most clannish of all nations, as
they are the most incessant wanderers,
have theirs; there are Italian societies,
and Canadian societies, and societies of
almobt every other nationality that has
contributed to this very mixed population.
There are people who arc down on these
things to use the homely old Yankee
phrase like a thousand o' brick. They
think no man can be an American if he
looks back with longing now and then, or
even with fond remembrance, to the land
whence he came. Their theory is that it
is a good deal better for the child who
lands on American shores to forget all
about his mother tongue, and learn, it
necessary, the Bowery patois, just so it is
something like plain United States. They
think, in short, that it is unpatriotic not
to consider America a land favored above
all other countries In every possible way,
and they expect the immigrant to feel just
as they do. It is from them we hear the
lament that the good old American ways
are dying out and being replaced by
"these foreign customs." They never
seem to think that it may he hard for
the new immigrant to drop language and
custom and ways of thinking, all at once,
and take on "these American customs."
They do not see that the souud or Ger
man, or Gaelic, or Lowland Scotch, to the
old man or woman bom in Europe Is just
as dear as his own Yankee, or "Western,
or Southern accent is to the born Ameri
can. It is Just possible, too, that the
ways of older nations may have something
of good In them, also. It Is this good,
whatever it is, which makes the father
land societies-and keeps them going. So
long as the members respect the Ameri
can flag and obey the American. laws,
Why not let-them teach us something. If
they can? r
Iu his praiseworthy, if somewhat humor
ous, efforts "to provide revenue," Mr.
Dingley places a tariff ot 15 cents a
bushel on corn, ot which, in 189G, we
Imported 4,338 bushels, but exported
nearly 100,000,000 bushels. He taxes,
foreign wheat 25 cents a bushel. For
domestic consumption in 1896 we Imported
27,000 bushels. Mr. Dingley is a phil
osopher, and he knows that when there
is anything to provide, resort must be
had to provisions.
Things around Armenia begin to assume
a Muscovite aionia. Last Saturday two
divisions of the Russian army from Kara
encamped on the Armenian frontier. The
Turkish governor of Erzcroum complained
to the Russian consul, who solemnly as
sured him that their only business was to
take precautions for excluding the plague.
It Is stated that an active demand for
gold from Russia, Austria and Japan will
compel the Bank of England to mark up
the price of gold bars. Gold bondholders
will accoidingly reap a new henent, and
everybody else will have to give more
labor and more commodities for a dollar.
Emperor William, whose most recent
escapade iias been to advise the Sultan
privately to fight any way, is regarded
as the most threatening source of danger
to European peace. On Prince Bismarck's
birthday he refused to notice the occa
sion In any way. The aged statesman .Is
mad about it, and is said to be preparing
another dose of secret history for Imme
diate publication. The Kaiser's rudeness
Co his graudrather'8 great friend has cost
him an army of adherents in Germany.
Henry Laboucliere charges the Salisbury
government with a determination to drive
the Transvaal republic Into war, anditis
evident that President Kruger is getting
ready for It. Pretoria and other points
are being fortified, and the young Boers
are forming regiments and drilling daily.
Additional British regiments are under
orders for South Africa, aud warlike prep
arations are being pushed. Judging from
present appearances the world is not to
be cheated out of a war somewhere.
The punishment seems to fit the crime.
An offlceseeker comes to Washington to
hold up the Administration In the White
House, and himself gets held up In the
Our commercial exchanges with France
for the past teu years show a balance of
trade iu our favor amounting to over
$200,000,000. We buy from France an
nually goods aggregating in value more
than $00,000,000, and our exports to tho
same country amount to $80,000,000.
The French government is aboutto protest
against tho Dingley bill. If that measure
should become law there will be retalia
tion, demoralization and destruction of
Mr. Bailey says that the country Is tired
of cheap politics. Mr. Bailey should con
tinue his advocacy of the Dingley wool
schedule. That will cost the country a
good deal In course of time.
If the Washington correspondent of the
New York Herald is not mistaken. Sir
Julian Pauncefotc declines to eat dinner
with anybody save in the seat of honor.
He is represented as having declined an
invitation because the dignity of his posi
tion did not permit him to sit below the
Yice President of the United States, al
though the feast was to be given in that
gentleman's honor. Sir Julian is not
to be blamed He was the first personage
aud potentate in Washington during the
Cleveland administration, with the Span
ish miuistcr a close second; and it Is diffl
Secretary Wilson is attending strictly to
his own business, and the country is grate
ful. He is tin owing his whole soul Into
beet sugar. Other statesmen throw theirs
into the Havemeyer variety aud never find
Mr. Cleveland's Salary.
(From the Brooklyn Standard Union.)
F resident Cleveland is the only mun who
was ever paid by the United States 3-100,-000
ou salary account as President of the
United States. Piesident Grant got $300,
000, his compensation being $100,000 for
his first reim and $200,000 lor the second.
Possibly Gen. Grant's pay and allowances
while in the army amounted altogether to
$100,000. but we presume not. Mr- Cleve
land therefore has the distinction of draw
ing moie money from the Treasury than
any other officeholder In the histon of the
nation. ILwould take a member of Congress
at the present rate ot pay forty years to
draw as much as the President's salary
for one teim.
Human Nature Again.
(From the Chicago Record.)
It is too bad that when a man has been
seeking a diplomatic position for some
weeks aud finally gets it he is unable to
avoid that shock of bewildered surprise
which he always shows when the news
comes to hand.
The President's Good Fortune.
(From the Chicago Record.)
President McKlnley is today doubtless
grateful for the luck which made It un
necessary for him to run for any little old
office in Canton this year.
The frogs awake at touch of spring
From Winter's joyless sleep;
In brake and hog they cheerily sing
"Knee dcepi knee deep, knee deep!"
" The brook is filled with melted snow,
Chill winds their vigils keep;
But still with rugged faith they cry
"Knee deep, knee deep, knee decpl"
Each evening when the sun is low,
My pulses fairly leap,
While listening to the glad refrain
"Knee deep( knee deep, "knee deep!"
I think I know what "froggles" mean,
As from the brook they peep;
'Tis praise, that spring has come again
"Knee deept knee deep, knee deep!''
D. J". EVANS.
TIMLBS4 MlONPAJT, APRIL 12, 1897.
THUTHS QF2 SPIRITUALISM.
I J, ff
Itev. neber" NevAuu Makes Another.
Contribution to Heterodoxy.
New York, April 11. Rev. Dr. R. Hober
Newton dellyeredday from the pulpit
of AUSouIa' Protestant Episcopal Church, a
sermon on "The Truths of Spiritualism.'
Thu sermon was the fifth in the series on
these contributions of heterodoxy to ortho
doxy, and it appeared to disappoint the
mediums present, I Mr. Newton did not
decline himself a believer in their mani
festations, and went no further than to
indicate his belief in a connection between
this state of'existence and the one sepa
rated from it by death. He said:
"Whatever may be the truth of Spir
itualism, theio aro certain truths which
are coming to the world through Spiritual
ism. The souicc of the knowledge may
be valid qr invalid the knowledge itself
seems to me valid. Many a knowledge that
is substantial and real has been gained by
man .apparently through sources that are
unreliable, or, at least, inadequate. The
real sources of ills knowledge may He
deeper, may not be uncovered. The
knowledge that Is real and true may seem
to come from springs that are tainted,
when, in reality, they rise far above this
source. We have to judge the tiutli upon
its own merits, not upon the merits of
those who profess to bring it to men.
"it is a fact concerning spiritualism
that through it the conviction of the life
to come is obtaining a new hold ot man's
mind and heart. Myriads of people are
rejoicing in a firm and positive convic
tion ot the reality ot tho lire to come,
who, but for this movement, would have
been lettiu the doubt which oversliadovs
masses ot men today.
"What has man to learn through this
intercommunication if It be genuine?
Upon tho surface of the question the whole
belief seems to be invalidated by the
utter unHtness, as most men tliink, ot
the communication tluitromc through such
sources. Yet, this makes Tor the great
truth which runs through spiritualistic
thought, the continuity of character. What
;s the character of nine-tenths of the peo
ple who pass out rrom earth?. Up to the
date or death have they not been empty
minded, shallow, unintellectual?
"One of the elders of the Shaker settle
ment at Lebanon within a few months
reports the spirit or John Calvin came to
him. You will recall that one great stain
upon Calvin's character is his burning of
Snrvitus. time bnlliniit heretic, wiio ven
tured within the reach or that grim mas
ter of Geneva and paid the penalty of his
daring at the stake. As the Shaker elder
reports the spirit or Calvin told him that
he had not as yet succeeded in finding
heaven, that wherever he had turned seek
ing the blessed regions he was confronted
with the directions to find out Servitus
and obtain his forgiveness before he could
enter. If this Btory is not true to fact it
is true to something deeper than fact."
HeeeJver iJotuun Tnltcs Possession
of tlie HiinU's Property.
Chicago, April 11.-That C. W Spalding,
the missing treasurer of the State Uni
versity at Qhumpagne, and president of
the Globe Savings Bank, will show up and
surrender tq the-authorities Tuesday, as
his rrieuds have declared, is doubted by
Armed with authority from Judge Tuicy,
Receiver Leman broke into the safety lxixeB
of i he GIobe:SavjJigs Banks late yesterday
and took possession of the bonds nnd
papers. Drills ,were used to open the
steel box of, Spalding. Whether any of
the bonds beioughg to the university are
missing is ot known, but It l.s not be
lieved the bonds were In Spaldlng'strong
box if they were, then the receiver has
them, and )t may, be that the university
will not get them nil back, even if none
have been hypothecated.
It is said that Spalding is In hiding at
the home of the assistant cashier of the
bank in Lakeview, and that he has been
seen two or three times in that neighborhood-
IT so, he has changed his hiding
place, for he was "not there today.
Eight hundred depositors of the Globe
Bank held a mass meeting today, ut which
an executive committee was appointed
with authority to engage legal talent to
prosecute criminally the officials of the
SIH FHANCIS DRAKE'S IIKIHS.
His American Descendants Organize
to Claim Ills Estate.
Altoona, Pa., April 11. Two hundred
descendants of Sir rands Drake, the
famous English navigator, have formed an
association in the western part ot Penn
sylvania to put forward a claim Tor what
was ouce his estate.
The property, they say, is situated iu
Devon and Somerset counties in England,
and consists of alxnit C000 acres of land
and over $200,000,000 in money, which
is the accumulation of rentals for about
The story they tell is that Drake lert
his property to two sous, John and Frands
Drake, in which line the estate was held
until 1749, when the heirs of Francis
Drake become extinct amL the estate
reverted to the heirs of John Drake. The
members of the association claim to be
direct descendants of John. Ttic Drakes,
who are distributed nil over the western
part of this State, held a meeting at New
castle on Saturday to formulate plans
for claiming the property.
FOUND A WOMAN'S HEAD. .
The nornble Discovery aimle Iy
Mount Vernon, 111., April ll.-Boys pass
ing through some woodland on the Volncy
Osborne farm, five miles northwest or
here, yesterday, found a woman's head
lying near the public road leading from
Mount Vernon to Rich View. They re
ported their discovery and a party was
organized ftr''a'search for the body. It
was found vitli the flesh stripped from
the bones, boOb'the trunk and head being
so badly debompbsed as to render recog
' Deputy Coroner Hatfield was notified
and this morning held an inquest. The
testimony went'' to prove that the body
was that or'ajtooman who was in that
locality eariy'lnst'-Novcmber. She was ap
parently forty rears old.
Tho coroneKs' Jury, after hearing ihe
evidence, rendered a verdict that the wo
man came to1 her death from causes un
known to tlie Jury.
Senator 'Hoar's Accusations.
(From the Cleveland. Plain Dealer.)
In defending the Senate against the
charge of degeneracy, Senator Hoar sneers
atf the Senate's ctitics iu a rather scattering-
way They mayliave, as the Senator
remarks, "white and clean hands," and
they may "live ou their income," but when
lie asserts that they also "part their hair
In the middle1' he deeply wounds the feel
ings of a large number of bald-headed men
who reserve the right to criticise Mr.
Hoar and his confreres as much and as
often as they please.
The Blrdless Bonnets.
(From the Brooklyn Eagle.)
Congratulations to the pvitas Club on
itsrcxhibitlon of bonnets. These bonnets
h?-vp .ot a single dead bird in tlH'm. And
they are good bonnets. A woman looks
Just ps distinguished under them as ir she
had a bushel or little corpses on her
head and she looks a deal more attractive,
to to'l the truth.
A1INJSTEH TVO TING FANG.
"With Two Dozen Subordinate Of
ficials He Lands In San Frnnelnco.
San Francisco, April 11. Never has a
Chinese minister to the United States re
ceived so great a reception as was given
today to Wo Ting Fang, Who arrived late
last uiglit with his suite of twenty-four
officials, ou the steamer Gaelic. 'The
party was not landed till this morning,
when they -were driven to the Occidental
Hotel, over which the yellow Dragon was
Minister "Wo is a tall man with an In
tellectual face aud a scholarly look that
is increased by wearing glasses. His
manners are courtly and as he speaks
perfect English, he will be at home in
diplomatic circles. lie is a Cantonese of
distinguished ramily. When the minister
received reporters and correspondents he
was very wily and diplomatic in his an
swers to inquiries, but he admitted that
he should remain here several days and
settle troubles between tlie See Yups and
Sam ups, which had been referred to
his predecessor at Wnshingtou His sec
retary, Ilo How,-who Is his brother-in-law,
will be lert here, as consul general at San
Francisco. Yo How also speSks English
well, and though he belongs to the Sam
Sup Society, he said this would not in
fluence him in dealing with any future
Minister Wo said he had made a carerul
Rt-.iiiiv of the nroblcm of Chinese immigra
tion. He passed through California in
1 fl77. when Kearncvism was at its height,
and meetings ou the Sand Lots were held
Among the minister's suite is Li Chang
Hsui. a nephew of Li Hung Chang. He
will have au important position either at
Washington or London.
SOLD IIEH FINGER FOB CASH.
Pretty MIkb Dhisnuire Needs Money
More Than Digits.
New York, April 11. Mibs Grace Dins
more, of Binghamton, N. Y., who came
here several days ago to sell the middle
finger of her right hand for $1,000 to Mrs.
C. V. Barton, of Houston, Tex, says of her
"I have met Mrs. Barton and made a con
tract with her for more than $1,000. 1
shall not be able to tell you how much.
Mythroatissore from replying to questions
about tills. The operation is to be per
formed tomorrow at 2 o'clock in the
afternoon. Yes, 1 am willing to lose a
finger for $1,500.
"Mrs. Barton's address I do not know,
or 1 will not tell. I have been told that
there is a statute in the code against
the mutilation of which I shull be the ob
ject, but the physician says I am not to be
mutilated. Myfingerlsto lie grafted on the
hand of a woman who needs it. I need the
money more than the ringer I shall go to
the Conservatory or Music in Boston imme
.Miss Dlnsmorc spoke only too earnestly.
The phyeicinn who Is to perform the opera
tion read section L'OO of the penal code
aloud. It Ih as follows:
A person who willful, wlthintent
to injure, disfigure or disable,! unlets upon
another an Injury which seriously dls
rigures this person by any mutilation
thereof, or destroys or diHables.any mem
ber or his body, Is guilty of maiming, f.nd
is punishable by imprisonment for a term
not exceeding firteen years. The inflict
ing or the injury Is presumptive evidence
ot the intent.
Tlieu the physidnn commented: "Well,
I shall not be liable to imprisonment under
He said little else. But ho disclaimed
any responsibility Tor the advertisement
which Mlsa Diusmore's sacrifice makes
Five other women of New York had re
plied to the physician's advertisement for
a woman willing to sacrifice the middle
finger. Two of them, at least, are disap
pointed because their letters were not an
swered. Mrs. Allen, who Jives at iso. i-
East 1127th street, says:
"I wrote in curiosity. 'Your curiosity
will do you harm some day,' my husband
said. I have received no reply to my let
ter, and tills makes me suspect the good
faith of the advertisement.
"Why should the physician have written
ta Blmrhamton instead oi to me. iernap
I would have sacrificed my finger, but how
could he know? My finger fulfils the re
quirement of the advertisement. You see it
is sttff It was burned in my attempt to
write with phosphorous on a wall warning
words to a woman, an acquaintance of
mine, who drank too much."
Miss Jessie Taylor, who lives at No 107
Eighth avenue, said:
"I should like to see Mrs. Barton. I
should like to see Mis-s Dinsmore. I should
like to see their hands Monday night.
Frankly, I am skeptical."
Mrs. Sophie Scott, who lives in Jersey
City, at No. 134 1-2 Paciric avenue, said:
"I was willing to sacrifice one ot my
ringers for money. My relatives thought
It abominable, but I replied to the physi
cian's advertisement iu good faith, and
would have fulfilled the terms or it if
the chance had Iwn offered to me."
Assistant District Attorney Welch said
"Tlie district attorney's office deals with
things that have happened. The mutila
tion of Miss Dinsmore is something which
is to happen? So I cannot answer your
question about the application of the
penal code to her sale of her middle
SPECIAL HIVKR BULLETIN.
Reports of the Weather Bureau
From the Flooded Regions.
The following reports have been received
from tlie Department ot Agriculture
Weather Bureau officials in charge or
St. Louis, Mo., April 11. Expect a slow
fall in rivers in this district for a day
or two. Stage after that time depend
ing on storm condition west. On Satur
day, Wise levee, opposite Alton, broke
and a number of farms flooded. Portions
of East St. Louis lowlands flooded and
water at foot of American Bottom levee.
Water also backed into West Venice, 111.
Little damage done and no danger with
-water now in sight.
Cairo, III., April ll.-Kiver practically
stationary at 48.8 feet, although it shows
a slight rise since Saturday morning.
Memphis, Tcnn., April ll.-Kiver sta
tionary at this place. In the northern por
tion of the Yazoo delta the situation is a
little more hopeful, and in the White River
Valley ifris becoming hourly more perilous.
wnw Oripnns. La.. Ainil 11. River has
- passed tho highest known water by one-
tenth of afoot. Waterrunningcver uauns
in lower Plaquemines parish, but no dam
age except to vegetable farms. Local
levees continue being-strengthened. Hard
work and the utmost vigilance have thus
far served to keep water within banks be
Vlck.sburg, Miss., April 11. River situ
Liglit showers have fallen In the water
sheds or the Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland,
Arkansas, Red, "Lower Missouri, and Cen
tral Mississippi Rivera.
The Ohio, from Cincinnati to Cairo, has
risen slightly. The Mississippi lias fallen
from St. raul to Keokuk, exeppt at Dav
enport, and has risen from St. Louis to
the mouth, except that it c'ontinuvs sta
tionary at Memphis. The gauge reading
at Vicksburg, 50.5 feet, is above 1.4 feet
above the highest? water or the 1890 flood.
The river at New Orleans is at 18 feet,
which is one-tenth ot a fcot above that
of anv previous flood.
WILLIS L. MOORE,
Chief ot Weather Bureau.
CAPT. HORTON HONORED.
Member of the Order o St. Cutb
erJno of Mount Sinai.
Capt. William Edward Horton, an aide-de-camp
on the start of Adjt. Gen. ordway
of the District National Guard, has been
made a member of the Royal Order of
Saint Catherine of Mount Sinai by Prince
Guy de Lusignan. It gives the orficer
authority to be addressed as "chevalier,"
and tiie handsome decoration of the order
will be treasured among his most highly
Thefactsthatthe order has been dead for
nearly 700 years; that the bestowcr ot the
decoration is not a reigning monarch, and
that his title Is contested; that the order
was resurrected In 1893 by Piince Guy
on his own responsibility, and that it has
no standing at anycourcin the world, may
detract abitf rom the honorof the bestowal,
ought not to make any great difference
to Capt. Horton, as the decoration Is very
pretty, and lends an air or dignity when
piuned to a military coat and surrounded
by several badges and marksmanship
The Prince Guy de Lusignan is the de
scendant of an old house, which was piomi
nent In the days ot the Crusaders. Long
ago, when this house reigned over Jeru
salem, it possessed two orders. With the
passing out of power of the family the
orders became extinct, because none but
relguing families are supposed to distribute
honors of this kind. The orders died a very
dignifi ed anil proper deatli, and thedescend-
ants of the family for many generations
have nofc disturbed the ashes.
But in 1803, Prince Guy de Lusignan,
having traveled over a very tioublous road
where many he met asserted that his title
was not genuine, that he was an imposter.
and other disagreeable things, looked over
tlie family archives in search or something
with which he might reward those who
had stood by him duiing the storm, rrom
the dirt and rubbish he hauled forth the
Royal Order of St. Catiierineof MountSInal
and the Order ot Meluslne.
After centuries of rest, the orders were
in splendid working trim. They had long
been forgotten; but since there was no
doubt that the day had been when they
had amounted to much, there was a great
demand for them. Then Prince Guy be
stowed his favors with a free hand: Many
worthy breasts, which had ne'er before
been, adorned, glittered with the decora
tion of the Royal Order of St. Catiierineof
Mount Sinai. There were many who de
rided the Prince and Jeered at the spectacle
of a member of a family whose power had
passed away centuries ago, bestowing
empty titles ou ambitious common folks.
There were some, too, who applied the
American slang word "fakir" to the
bustling Prince Guy, and one even who
telegraphed a story to a Philadelphia
paper from Paris to the effect that the
"bogus Prince Guy de Lusignan" Avas still
distributing his favors. To all of these
things the Prince made but one answer.
The Instigators of tlie slanders were men
who had sought a decoration at his hands,
but had been found unworthy.
The Armenian troubles are responsible for
mauy new members ot the orders, for It
must be remembered that the Royal Order
of St. Catherine or Mount Sinai and the
Order of Meluslne are both Armenian.
Most men and some women who have
worked for the Armenian cause have been
decorated by Prince Guy, one of the latest
being Miss Clara Barton, who was admitted
to the Order of Melusine.
It was through these Armenian troubles
that Capt. Horton came to be decorated.
He is a young man, who has been inter
ested in things military for several years.
He served for three years in tne iugn
School Battalion In Washington, and on
being graduated received the King schol
arship. Afterward he was made aide-decamp
on the stt.lf of Gen. Ordway, with
the rank of captain. Capt. Horton
spent a good paTt of last year in New
York. He was military secretary to Gen.
Horac; Porter, who was grand marshal of
the business men's sound money demon
stration, and is now military secretary to
Gen. Grenville M. Dodge, who is grand
mnrshnl ot the Grant monument dedica
When the Armeniun troubles wcreat their
height Capt Horton, who was greatly Inter
ested in the matter, resolved to write a Look
on the subject. He is solicitor general of the
Pro-Armenian Allianceot the United States,
andtlirough hlpositlon wasabletogetmucb
information that was not published. So
much Armenian matter was being written
at thetime, however, that Capt. Horton fsiid
what lie had to say in this matter under the
title of "Tlie Royal House of Lusignan."
The Lusignans once governed Armenia,
and Capt Horton told his story around tlie
reigning mcml.ers of tlie house. At the
suggestion of Bishop Satterlee, president
or the Armenian Relief Association, the
work ot Capt. Horton was republished for
distribution by the association. Several
copies were sent abroad, and one fell into
the hands of Prince Guy dc Lusignan, who
was so pleased with ttiis literary service to
his house that he resolved to honor the
writer with the decoration or the resur
rected order. At the same time he de
cided to show the same honor to Charles G.
Horfman, another Washington young man.
who is an intimate friend ot Capt. Horton.
and who has written some pamphletson the
house of Lusignan. So several weeks ago
the notifications came to these young men
from Prmce Guy that they were to be dec
orated with the Royal Order ot Saint Cath
erine ot Mount Sinai.
Last week the decoration arrived. Itisan
eight-pointed cross, in white enamel, can
toned with four crosses of Jerusalem in
gold. To tlie main cross is affixed a ser
rated wheel in red enamel, crossed vertic
ally by a blood-stained sword, the in
strument of torture or St- Catherine. In
the center of the wheel Is the escutcheon
ot tiie house otLusignan, upon itsface the
device, "Pour bailler sa fol,' and upon
the reverse the legend, "Sainte Catherine
du Monts'inai, 1063-1S93."
Capt- Hortonsaid tliatthedecorationhad
been entirely unexpected by him- The Or
der of Saint Catherine ot Mount Sinai, he
said, was a veryold one. He had nodoubt
or its genuineness, and didn't know there
was anything unusual about Prince Guyde
Lusignan resuirecting it and distributing
decorations. When spoken to about the ab
sence of tiie order from the official list in
tiie Almanac deGotlia, Capt. Hortonsaid:
"Now, that's a strange thing. I've got
a cousin who called my attention to that
fact when hehcaMoftheravoroftheprlnce.
I really don't understand it."
The Order ot Saint Catherine ot Mount
Sinai, an early Christian martyr, was In
stituted in 10G3 by Robert, Sire de-Lusig-nan,
suruamed Bras-de-Fer, with the con
sent ot the crusading- knights and for the
purpose of defending the tomb of Chrlstand
protecting pilgrims visiting holy places.
On the withdrawal or the KnightHospital
lcre from tlie Eastcenturies agoit fell into
abeyance and was no more heard or until
Trince Guy resurrected It.
(From the Chicago Record.)
The dog In the manger was an exalted
philonthroplst when conjpared with the
Eurcpean powers in their occupancy ot
Crete and'their protection of the. Turk.
A Spring Keflectlon,
(From the New rork Tress.!
The flowers appear on the earth: the
time of the singing of birds, is come, nnd
there is a howling blizzard in-Wyoming.
The Thrifty Mr. Surc
(From the Atlanta Constitution. r
Russell Sage has saved 73 cents 'i-month.
by moving into a new office.
HHb, lltn and F Sts. N. W.
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We now have ready choice
and complete lines of Suits,
light-weight Reefers and
Top Coats, Shirt "Waists
and Blouses, Wool Hats and
Straw Hats, and Boys' Cor
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description, and name as
special values the following:
Navy Blue Serge Suits, all wool, wide
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Combination Suits (suits with 2 pairs
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Better values, better ser
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in this department, and we
have prepared for today the
following very special val
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from the makers, in pretty
and becoming- styles for
Percale Wash Dresses.
In a host of entirely new
patterns, made with neat
zouave jacket front, new
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Ventilatinrr Corsets, made of
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Attention is called to four
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Muslin Gowns, Hubbard style, bigU
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deep ruffle, trimmed with Hamburg yoka
Gray Melton Petticoats, 'deep ruffle,
with mas ioiu aoove,
Another lot of "Women's Black
Satteen Petticoats, with one,
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Woodward & Lofhrop.
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