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WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, APRIL 10.
1 Unless Demoeraticpnralysisln the House
or Representatives is quickly galvanized
into life, tlie country will think, and have
it right u, that the hope or future assign
ment to Important committees, with some
protective tariff subsidies in one or mure
individual instances, lias been sufficient
to change the political complexion of many
Kcntlcir-cn. elected to tlie House as Demo
crats, .and to make tliem liumblo, voice
less followers and abject creatures of tlie
They will not be allowed to hide under
the diaphanous cloak woven of Lone Star
wool for their benefit. The asMirjptun
J-hat all tlie business of tlie nation demand
ing consideration ib strictly political, and
that therefore Democrats ought to be sat
isfied with a House in which the Repub
lican majority is suppressed as well as the
.minority, will notgodown. The fact that
the Republican power to legislate may
be used oppressively or foolishly does i.ot
Yurnish Democratic inenibcrb with any ex
cuse for acquiescence in a surrender of
the constitutional prerogatives of the body.
Never before in the history of the coun
try has the popular branch of our national
legislature resigned its legal powers ind
functions to a tingle Autocrat. It would
be compelled to resume them now if the
opposition were honest, united and Oe
In the present position of affairs the
only figures in the House that do not ap
pear ridiculous in the eyes of th e nation , are
the Autocrat, who may be regarded as a
inenace to constitutional government but in
no wise a laughing stock;and the dozen or
m members of the opposition, who to this
time display the virility and fighting blood
of Jefterson and Jackson Democracy in the
midst of a flock of neutralized Con
gressional fowls, the political evolution of
which is the Autocrat's specialty.
. ilt is about time that the Democratic mem
bers pulled themselves together and crawled
but from the cave of sileuce In which they
have been huddled, afraid of the light that
gleams from the Autocrat's fierce red eye
If they have not the courage to make a
stand Tor their rights, and for the rights
of the body to which they, nominally, be
long, they should resign and let their con
stituents replace them with brave men
-who will. If they will not do this, let
tliem at least have the grace to define
themselves as no longer Democrats, butthc
political capons of the Autocrat, ready to
cluck with anticipated joy -whenever he
shakes the food pan, In which they fancy
are fat committee places and lumps of
wool. The country will-think the better of
them for owning up to what is too evident
to escape the fullest recognition and
The qr.ct.iion then recurs upon tlie mo
tien of The Times, that the Speaker be
compelled to oliey the rules of the House
of Representatives, and permit it to pro
ceed to business;and the yeas and nays are
C&re vs. Fiinishment.
Ituow appears that Cueeathode ray is to
tie used for tlie purpose of illuminating
t-tonmchs so that they may be cleansed with
a sponge; and it is suggested that with all
the modern improvements which are being
made in tiie science of medicine, it will
not he long before a man may purchase a
false stomach, just as he now purchases
Talse teeth, and may then go on unlimited
tears without fear of physical misery the
next day. This use of the cathode ray is
therefore not thought to he conducive to the
- But tliis does not follow. It is un
iloublcdlytrucMiatthemorea doctor knows
tlie greater his responsibility is, for the
patient "will use his physician to enable him
to sin "without being too sick after it. If
Jt could be positively known then there
Was a way to put a man's head on again
rter it had been cut off, people might not
poaml have their heads cut off for the sake
jf the experience, hut they might be a good
deal more reckless about it than they
re now. And in the same "way, every
discovery of science relieves some man from
the punishment which he is Justly entitled
lor haviu g transgressed some law of nature.
But this is no reason why the discov
eries should not be made. A great many
people do not get sick on purpose. They
Jntiy misuse their digestive organs, or
Hieir eyes, or their nerves, because they
Bo not know any better. Sometimes they
ire forced into Invalidism through cir
cumstances. And In that case "why should
they not have the benefit of all that sci
ence can do for them?
Tlie same rule applies, too, in the moral
code. A great many people object strenu
ously to any effort to rehabilitate a man
In his own self-respect, after he has
slice lost thatof his neighbors. They seem
to think that If a man is forgiven for one
urfense, he will go and do the same thing
right over again. Perhaps lie -will, but in
that case he -will do it whether he Is for
Kivcn or not, and the forgiver might as
-well have that much additional peace of
xniud. The reformation of a criminal is
not to bo accomplished by mere punishment
any more than a man's hand will grow
out again if it is cutoff.
IT a man, for instance, has no inherent
eensc of honesty, It will not help him to
lie branded aB a thief, any more than it
would help a paralyzed hand to be cut
off. But if he .can be given some motive
.which -will take tho jriace, of honesty, de
sire to be respected by his neighbors, or
to get on in the world, or not to sink
in the esteem of some one for whose af
fection he cares, he may be a tolerably
good citizen after all, just as the man
without a right hand may manage to do
considerable wdrk with an artificial one.
There is not much danger that reckless
pardoning of criminals will ever be gen
eral. The inherent vindlctiveness of human
nature is too strong for that. The public
doesn't need to be reformed in that direc
tion; but what it does need, and is get
ting, in the course of recent years of
scientific thought and study, is the idea
that the criminal is a human being, and
needs a little help on that ground, and that
reformation is not only more merciful but
a good deal cheaper in the end than
A Helpless Administration.
It is as we feared. The Autocrat per
emptorily has refused to allow the armor
plate question to come before himself.
Representative Hiiboru, on Wednesday
morning, asked that he might be recog
nized when the House convened, so that
he could make a motion to have the Com
mittee od Rules prepare one under which
tlie matter could be. presented und dis
cussed. The Autocrat was stern and
immovable, and it is difficult to escape
the suspicion that the Carnegles and the
Bethlehem people must have done some
thing really bad to the Autocrat some
time in 1896, or he certainly would relent
under existing circumstances.
The contractors have notified the Navy
Department that-the Illinois, Alabama and
"Wisconsin will be advanced enough by the
first of October to then require delivery
of the diagonal armor plates contemplated
in the specifications. But, In view of
the attitude of -Mr. Reed, tlie Department
and the Government are quite helpless.
Probably the ships will have to go with
out their armor unless the Administration
can effect some deal with tlie Autocrat
There are hints here and there that pres
sure may be exerted upon the mass of the
suppressed Republican House majoiity.in
the hope that pessibly there is enough
life left in it to make a fight for the re
sumption of Congressional prerogatives and
functions; but we do not hear Uiat the
Administration places much confidence in
the plan. The Republican Members appear
to be thoroughly cowed and subdued, and
are not thought to have enough blood left
in them to make even a weak protest
against the policy or practices of their
master. They know that the Government
and the people are growing tired of the
situation, and that constituencies are be
coming rebellious; but all such considera
tions arc as nothing in compaiison with
their wholesome and wholesale awe of
The serious constitutional revolution to
which this journal .some time ago called
attention, seems complete. The Adminis
tration might as well step down and out.
It and tlie nation are powerless under
the feet of an Autocrat.
Hot Hawaiian Humors.
Ominous rumors are afloat in connection
with affairs iu the Hawaiian Islands If
the State and Navy Departments arc In
possession of any direct information on
the subject, it lias been well guarded; but
it is not improbable that the "unpleasant
news" which The Times predicted might
arrive by the next steamer from Honolulu,
has really come, and there may be a pos
sibility that we are to pay an uncomfort
able price for our dilatory tactics with
regard to annexation.
Hints arc given out that the Congress
may be called upon to furnish means for a
hostile demonstration against a power
name not mentioned that possibly may
already have taken possession of the
country. In such an event ttie United
States would simply have to fight, and
perhaps rather at a disadvantage. If the
power hinted at should happen to be Japan,
we should find about 30,"000 of that
nationality, a. fair proportion of them
armed soldiers, to confront us. The rumors
are really sensational, and ir later they
should prove to be founded upon fact, we
"wonder -whether Mr. Iteod would, allow a
message from the President on the subject
to be considered?
Fortification Before Arbitration.
Although Senator Davis was unable yes
terday to get a date set for a vote on the
British arbitration treaty; it is understood
that if he renews the effort on Monday the
matter can be arranged. It is not believed
that opponents of the measure have any
particular fear as to the result of a straight
vote. It racy be that, in its present emascu
lated condition, the Olney-I'auncefote
scheme has a chance of passing. It is u
matter in which this country has lost in
terest since the horns, teeth, and claws
of the animal were extracted, and for the
same reason the treaty is no longer regard
ed as of much value to England.
Arbitration never did seem a very reliable
resort for us in the settlement of disputes.
Great Britain has been philanthroplcally
anxious that we should give bonds for
good behavior by adopting the thing as
a system; but that power has not acted as
if it thought we could be trusted, even then.
The work of fortifying islands of the sea
all around us has gone on ceaselessly while
the treaty has been under discussion. The
British government recently appropriated
over a million dollars to fortify Santa
Lucia, one of the Windward Islands, and
""he armament and fortification of the
provinces to the north of us Ji.ave been ami
arc being prosecuted with a degree of haste
and vigor -very difficult to harmonize with
confidence in a future of settled peace be
tween the countries.
When questioned in the House of Com
mons on this fortification of tlie island of
Santa Lucia, Lord Salisbury's ministry de
clined to say why the work was considered
necessary, or to explain its reasons for
precautionary measures against the United
States. But the Senate ought to have the
same question asked, and to have an ex
plicit answer before doing anything w;th
the treaty except to reject It.
How beautiful arc the aspects of arbi
tration, and all her paths arc jieace be
tween kindred peoples speaking the same
tongue, which is English; as everything
in the world that the Lion can -plant his
paw on, swiftly becomes. Canadian and
other British vessels arc allowed full com
mercial privileges in American ports, but
American fishing vessels are prohibited
from buying supplies or provisions In
Canadian ports except on payment of a
heavy tribute. Here is one case as to
which we should reciprocate rather than
Our new minister to Turkey is to have
a mwal vessel handy in case of trouble;
that is, if the sultan will permit it. We
have never consented to the closing of the
Dardanelles against our ships; but then
the fortifications there are stronger argu
ments than any objections it would be con
venient for us to offer.
We fail to understand why any Repub
lican Senator should see anything strange
iu the factof an officer of a manufacturers'
association acting as secretary to the
Republican end of the Senate Finance Com
mittee. Tiiat is exactly the kind, of a
measure the Dingley bill Is, and was in
tended to be.
The New Y.ork Evening l'ost says that
"the Democratic protectionists in 1894
blocked real revenue reform audqinved the
way for the present state of affairs. That
is, the idea of using the tariff as a gigantic
blackmail engine, to provide party capital
is proving attractive, not merely to Re
publicans, but to the Democratic reform
ers -who are now watching Dingley with
such admiration." There is no such thing
as protection Democracy. It is not even
a passable imitation; but it is being im
posed upon the country more or less in
one or two directions.
Even the gold standard papers admit
thatthe action of Japan In abandoning the
silver standard was dictated solely by the
necessity for negotiating a large loan in
Europe. Even at thai the Mikado will dis
cover that lie has paid a destructive price
for tlie privilege of running In debt.
After much solicitation, Gov. Black lius
granted a hearing to the opponents of the
Greater New 1'ork charter, and it will
take place at noon of next .Monday. There
is not much idea that the 'governor will
veto the measure. If lie should, there
probably are enough votes to pass it over
A Novel Industry to He Established
iu Su rut 04:11.
Saratoga, N. Y. , April 15. A F. New
man, of New York city, made an experi
ment at tlie mills of the Rock City Paper
Company today which will result in es
tablishing a novel industry, the making
of water-proof paper in quantity by the
new secret process that lie controls.
The question to be solved was whether
It could be turned out in sufficient qitan-tities-and
at a reasonable expense. Mr.
Newman answers it affirmatively. The
new paper is water-proof, can be washed
and is only toughened by contact witii
dampness. It can be made of any thick
ness und will constitute an almost in
destructible material for legal ik-cumenbi.
It is said the Standard Oil Company
have contracted for large quantities to
line their tanks. Special machinery will
be put into tho Rock City Mills and manu
facturing begin at once.
INSANE THROUGH NICOTINE.
Young Jordan Smolied Out Hundred
Ciiriirettes 11 Dny.
New York, April in. One hundred cigar
ettes was the daily ration of John 11.
Jordan, a young man residing with his
parents at No. 205 Park avenue. Hoboken.
Yesterday he developed into a violent and
desperate lunatic, and in a lit of murder
ous rage struck down his father and
mother. He first attacked his mother,
whose screams brought her husband to her
assistance, but before the old man ;.otild
grasp the Mtuation lie received a blow in
the face which leveled liim to the floor.
With a wild yell tlie crazed youth dashed
through the open doorway into tlie street.
Two hours later he was round near his
home lying on the sidewalk, completely
exhausted and lgaming at the lips.
Ho was committed to the asylum today.
OREGON'S INJURIES SLIGHT.
Captniu Hnrhcr Disclaims Responsi
bility for the Accident.
San FrancifcC-o, April 15. An Inspection
of theinterioror the warship Oregon shows
that three frames arc bent, and the plating
under the forward turret and fire-room is
slightly dented. Officers of the Oregon say
they would not lie afraid to take tlie ship
to sea in any weather even in her present
Capt. Darker, of the battleship Oregon,
telegraphed Secretary Long disclaiming
all responsibility for the accident to the.
vessel. He says piles and boulders had been
left unknown to him beneath tlie surface
of the water in the entrance channel lead
ing to the dry dock, and a falling tide al
lowed the Oregon to settle on these. Her
great weight was sufficient to cause tlie
dibhing of plates and other damage.
wnrru Discrssus the tariff,
Impossible to Tell in Advance the
Effects of the Dingley Hill.
Philadelphia, April 15. Andrew D.
White, the new ambassador to Germany,
was in this city this afternoon. .Ques
tioned about the future trade relations
between the United States and the country
ho Is to go to, iu view of tlie "pending
tariff, he said:
"It is utterly impossible to tell, In ad
vance, what effect the new tariff bill may
have on our trade relations Avith Germany.
In its final shape It may tend to advance
rather than retard- the movement toward'
closer trade union between the two na
tions. There are closer ties between tlie
Germans and ourselves tlian any other
European nation on account of the many
Germans who have come to America. Not
a few of these return for a period or
permanently, and I have always found
that our men were awarded a cordial re
ception in all parts of tlie empire."
Troui Maker to Wearer;
(From the Evening Times.)
The leadership of young Mr. Bailey in
the House of Representatives is tlie lead
ership of old, old Mr. Reed, and the Demo
crats who subniltto it mightas consistently
and more sensibly have voted for Mr. Reed
If for places on prominent committees
these gentlemen are willing to. barter
their party belicrs and the interests ot the
country, they could have done better for
themselves by dealing directly with the
Speaker In the first instance.
The Reed brand of collar, like other
modern manufactures, is cheapest when
sent.directly from, maker -to wearer. There
is no need of the middle man.
CAPITOLNEffS AND GOSSIP.
Republicaincaders heie arc discouraged
.over the Kentucky Senatorial situation.
They fear that the deadlock will not lie
broken, and ir the unexpected should hap
pen, that it will not occur in time for the
new Kentucky Senator to cast his vote on
tlie Dingley bill. Chairman lianna and his
colleagues on the national Republican com
mittee, have hoped all along to land a
Republican Senator from Kentucky. The
latter is badly needed to strengthen the
Republican forces in the Senate. Mr.
Hanna lias lladi a' personal representative
in Kentucky for some time, reporting to
the former the daily progress of the right.
At the national committee headquarters
matters in Kentucky ure considered to have
reached such a pass that tlie powerful in
fluenceof tlie national Republican organiza
tion is needed in order to elect a Re
publican Senator. The situation from a
Republican sky' (point is looked upon as
critical, TmiPTias been practically de
cided that theuatlonal committee will
play an open hand 'in Kentucky, with the
hope of electing a Republican Senator.
Unless tills is done, it is feared by Mr.
Hanna and his advisers, that the Ken
tucky legislature will adjourn without
electing a Senator, as was done in Oregon.
Every effort will be made, by the national
committee to prevent such a course.
Congressman Bayers, of Texas, who was
chairman of the House Appropriations
Committee in the Fifty-third Congress,
and a member of long experience, says he
does not see how it will be possible for
the Republican managers to evade much
longer tlie appointment of at least two of
the important House committees-Naval Af
fairs and Interstate and Foreign Com
merce. It looks as ir action must be taken
tills session on the railroad pooling bill
and tho armor, plate question.
Mr. Sayors. also1 thinks that if the Re
publican hjadcrs are wise, they would go
right ahead avIUi general legislation this
year, clear the decks and adjourn by
April 1 next year, or certainly by May 1.
Congressional elections are to be held in
1898, and it Is argued it would be better
for the Republicans and their campaign to
have a short session in '08.
Secretary Gage has hod a narrow es
cape from being censured by the Senate
for illegal action before he had been in
office six weeks. Be is not yet entirely
out of tlie woods, for tlie Vest resolution
may come out or the Finance Committee, to
which it lias been referred. The Finance
Committee Is controlled by the Democrats
and silver men, and they seem to be prac
tically a unit in the heller that the Gage
policy of hastily enforcing retroactive sec
tions of prospective possible legislation is
Tlie vote in the Senate on committing
the amendment to the committee was very
close, and was practically decided on
partisan lines, Mantle and Chandler offer
ing the only exceptions to this. If ;.he
Finance Committee were- to report back
tlie resolution favorably there is a pros
Iect that the resolution may carry.
But probably before tlie Finance Com?
inittee acts, or at least before the Senate
would get around to vote on the resolu
tion, the Republicans of 1 lie committee
will inglbriously 'retreat from the effort
to scare tlie importers and reject the April
1 provision of the bilL
It is reported on good authority that the
Finance Committee has decided to make
the duty on Canadian and Mexican cattle
25 per ceut ad valorem, Instead of the
specific duty or SO per head. The ad
valorem rate "will, It is claimed, aftyrd suf
ficient protection to American cattle raiser.-,
along the border, while it will not he
high enough '.to materially, enhance tlie
price to the consiu'itcr. This argument is
u Tair index of 'the "hends-I-win, tails-yor.-lose"
poller of the protectionists, who
find themselves between two stools in their
efforts to turn the Government Into a pater
nal institution, and at the same time secure
sufficient revenue tb run it.
Congressman Wellington feels belter
He has approved the nomination of Percy 0.
Henninghuuscn, of Baltimore, Tor humrgrn
tiou commissioner at the port of Baltimore
rihis Is his first victory and in a tort of
Waterloo. But lie is still a little doubtful
as to whether he has won or lost the fight.
Congressmen Booze and Mclntyre origi
nally recommended Henningliausen for com
missioner. It is said that Wellington was
favorable enough to the new commissioner,
but he did not take kindly to having the
local Congressmen reach over him. So he
went to the White House und laid a rock
inthe wayof theissuanceof thccoinmission.
After his wounded pride hud been solaced
by blocking ttie nomination for a week, he
went up yesterday morning and roiled the
rock away, and affixed his name to the
application- The President nominated Hen
ningliausen. However, the two Baltimore
members are said to be still felicitating
themselves on their priority of influence.
Gen. D. B. Ainger. of Michigan, formerly
postmaster of the city of Washington,
leaves for home tomorrow. He has been
here for. a fortnight doing good and faith
ful work for his friend, Prof. Hamilton
King, for minister,.to Greece. Tlie Angell
nomination is said to have destroyed all
hope he had of success, and he has gont:
home to confer with the Olivet professor
about "something equally as good.'
It was 11 pretty strong undertaking for
one State to try to get both sides of the
work of representing tlie Government in
the Levant during the prospective con
flict between the cross and the crescent.
Senator Burrows, who has been very
actiyo in efforts to aid both Angell and
King, says of the appointment of the for
mer gentleman: "Tlie President has made
an exceedingly wise selection and one
which will reflect great credit upon his
administration. President Angell Is a
thorough scholar, a deep student of inter
national law,, and possesses a calm, ju
dicial mind. He goes to Turkey nt a time
when we need a Representative there im
bued wirh thettru'b,.American spirit, nudin
tills respect it would have been difficult
to find a better man for the responsible
duties which 3iur'?s about to undertake.
The appointment does honor to the Re
publican pnrt !ih'the State. I am de
lighted with the (election, and am sure
my reelings lire shared by people gen
Notwithstanding, Senator Burrows' ex
pressions of enthusiasm it cannot be seen
just what President Angell's nomination
has to do with the Republican party of
the State. TJ.1G, new envoy of Constan
tinople is not knpyv-n as a Republican. He
is a mugwump of great prominence and
ample experience.,. and his regard for ex
President Cleveland is said to approximate
closely to idolatry. The popularity- of the
appointment rests on the known fitness of
the gentleman for the place, and not on
any service lie has rendered the Re
Senator Mason's last hopes of taking
care o f his ambitious constituent, Tom Need
les, are fading. It is understood that the
name of W. A. Jones will be sent in Mon
day afternoon for the Indian commissioner
ship. The President has been making some
eleventh-house lightning changes recently,
aud there are some slips, even in the
Jones matter. But any change will not
More disappointment seems to bo in store
for Mr. Mason. He had hopes that Pror.
Ziegfcld, of Chicago, might succeed in get
ting the place of consul general at Berlin.
This Is one of tlie best posts in the consular
I service. But one of Dr. Zlcgfcld's principal
competitors is cx-Congrcssman Mark
Brewer, who was a McKinley delegate-at-large
nt St. LOuls, and Hanna is taking
care of the interests of this class of applicants."
The new Secretary of Agriculture does
not agree with his predecessor as to the
virtue of seed distribution, and he- has in
formed Congressmen that he has purchased
2,000 pounds of sugar beets which will be
distributed to farmers In reasonable quan
tities. Secretary Wilson lias procured some
new varieties and those especially adapted
to culture in different States will be dis
tributed through- the agricultural experi
ment stations. The Congressmen do not
seem to think tliLs is much of an improve
ment; over the old Morton plan, and some
of them have written to the Secretary that
tliey would be pleased to take care of the
distributing business themselves in their
INJUNCTION AGAINST SPALDING.
Restrained From Turning Bonds
Over to the University.
Chicago, April 15. There was a howl
in financial circles today when it became
known that Judge Horton, of the circuit
court, had granted an injunction restrain
ing Charles W. Spalding, the president
of the defunct Globe Savings .Bank, from
handing over to the University of Illinois
bonds aggregating $160,000, more than
one-fourth of tlie university treasurer's al
James II. Brady, of Idaho, filed the ap
plication for the Injunction, and directed
it against Spalding, his confidential clerk,
Frank W. Smith, and the University or
Illinois. Brady says that Spalding has
threatened and intends to hypothecate and
dispose or bonds amounting to $162,000,
which rightfully belong to him, and he asks
for the appointment of a custodian to take
charge of the bonds until the court shall
have had an opportunity of adjudicating
Charles W. Spalding has made a signed
statement to tlie public regarding l.is re
lations with the Globe Savings Bank and
tlie troubles which have since arisen in
Mr. Spalding's statement is a resume of
his connection with the bank and an eulogy
or himself in general. In it he says the
depositors will be paid in full, and more
than 50 per cent of the capital stock will
be paid to stockholders. He says he
handled tlie general funds In good raith
to meet his obligations to the board or
trustees and rixed interest charges,
and sucli judgment as he had enabled
him to handle more than $2,000,000 for
Eastern Investors during- the past fifteen
years without tlie loss of a dollar, aside
from ttie possible loss on Globe Savings
Ho continues: "In the disposition of my
property as between Globe Savings Bank
and the university, I have not preferred
one above the other. If the criminal law
is invoked I shall be found right here and
shall not attempt to evade any responsi
bility for any of my acts In connection
with either institution.
COL. BATTEHSBYV5 PICTURE.
Gave Edith Srssious Tapper
ainteriul for n Story.
New York, April 15. A Christmas
story by the well-known writer, Edith
Sessions Tapper, and which was pub
lished in the Christmas number of Once a
Week, in 1802, Is the subject of un action
brought by Col. Jenyns E- Battersby to
recover $25,000 damage3 from Peter F.
Collier, proprietor of the publication, which
action was on trial iu the supreme court
The name of Col. Battersby was not
mentioned, but he contended that tlie
story referred to him unmistakably, and
to his large painting of the surrender of
Gen. Lee at Appomattox. In the story
there avjis a sketch of a man of military
look with his shirt sleeves turned up and
a paint brush iu lits hnud.
Col. Battersby, a graduate or West Point,
who had served through the war of the
rebellion, painted a picture of the sur
renderor Gen. Lee, that was atiout 24x10
feet, with the figures life-size. It was in
tended to exhibitth..- pniutingat the World'tj
Fair, and it was viewed by a committee
for that purpose. It was not exhibited at
Chicago, and now it is claimed the story
in suit nfrected the chances of the success
of the painting.
The Christmas story represented a com
mittee, a man and his daughter, going to
view a paintingcnlled "The Surrender," i !n
the presence of the artist, a colonel. The
"For years the colonel had steadily
worked on the great picture which was
one day to stoim the stronghold of art.
What mattered if thecolonefsldeasor color,
light and shade were a little hazy, if his
perspective were something extraordinary.
On rising In the morning his face was set
steadfastly towards his Mecca, and when
at night lie blew out the solitary candle
liis eyes rested tenderly on his great
work. He patched his coat that he might
secure the necessary materials for his
labor. He bought color instead or rood."
The daughter said to tlie committee
man, "Papa, don't you dare criticise; tell
him you will do everything you can to get
the board to send it to Chicago.
Several artists testified that tlie paint
ing was a creditable piece of work. Tlie
jury wcut to see the picture.
FORCED TO LEAVE TAltlS.
Princess de Chimay Prevented From
Appearing nt a Music Unll.
Fnris, April 15. The Prince dc Chimay
has been active of latein urging the police
to prevent tlie debut at a music hall of his
former wife, the princess, formerly .Miss
Clara Ward, of Detroit. She was to have
appeared on the stage in Paris today, but
at her husband's instigation the prefect
of police in Paris had an interview with
the former princess, and threatened to
deport her if she carried out her intention
to appear on the stage. The princess has
left the city, and it is said, has gone to
the south of France.
The friends of the prince, who have be
come somewhat excited over what they
considered would bo insulting and humil
iating to him, determined to visit the
music hall if the princess appeared and
create a scandal by pelting her with eggs.
Some even boasted that they would Invade
the stage and chastise her.
It was given out tonight that the prin
cess was unable to appear at the perform
ance, owing to nn attack of influenza.
Rigo, her Hungarian lover, is still with
Hope to Save Gentry.
Philadelphia, April 15. The friends of
Actor James B. Gentry- have reason to
hope that he will not be hanged for the
murder of Madge York. This afternoon
word came from Harrisburg that he was
to be saved. Gov. Hastings yesterday re
fused to grant a respite, but it is believed
that he will change his mind and give
tlie board of pardons encouragemcut to
recommend commutation to life imprison
ment. To Observe Good Triduy.
Now York, April 15. Ah customary Good j
Friday will be observed in Wall street by
a general suspension of business. The
banks, however, will remain open.
Father Kueipp D.ylng;.
Berlin, April 15. Father Kneipp, well
known throughout the world through his
famous water cure, is dying atWorishofcn,
WEYLER STARVING CUBANS.
Two II ii nd red Thousand Person.
Jn "Wuut of. Food.
Philadelphia, April IS. A correspondent
of the Inquirer, writing from Havana
under date or April 10, says: Two hundred
thousand people are starving today in
Cuba. From sixty to seventy tile or hunger
everyday. Orthe 200,000 dying wretches,
perhaps 3,000 are citizens or the United
Stales, engaged in peaceful pursuits. The
condition or the people here is so des
perately wretched it will hardly be be
hoved in the United States. It was not
believed by Mr. Olney, although many spe
cific cases of the starvation and ruin ot
American citiyens were reported to htm
by the United States consul. Mr. Rock
hill carerully filed the reports away, and
did not even reply to them. If a consul
got too persistent, he wus told to color the
reports, as it was not desired to give or
rense to Spain.
Gen. Weyler's orders concentrating the
rural population in small towns and cities
is the most inhuman decree ever issued. It
is a sentence of death by hunger of a whole
people, and he travels about the island vis
iting well-fortified cities that lie may gloat
over the misery he has caused.
Every town and cltyin the island Is over
crowded. It is impossible to get things to
eat. There isuothingto be had in the coun
try. Weyler has driven, underpaln of death,
all persons living on -farms into the towns.
They have no money t.i pay rentorbuyfood.
They build bark houses in alleys and there
They beg to be allowed to go out to
their places to bring back food. That is
refused. They ask that food be given
tliem. They are told that there is not
enough for the troops. They grow tliiii
and die by hundreds each week. When
tlie rainy season conies in May they will
die by the thousands from pestilence added
One American plantation owner re
cently stripped $2,000 worth of brass
from his sugar machinery and sold it for
$310 to get something to eat. Another in
Santa Clara offered to sell his whole plan
tation for 2 1-2 per cent of its' value for
the same purpose. An American lady
wrote for aid because she had no clothes
to .wear to come herself.
Thesuffering and misery in this American
Armenia was well known to the Cleveland
administration. Appeals for food were
made to theState Department, but the pub
lic of America was not Informed of this.
The situation Js now worse and an appeal
to the Jieople of the United States will soon
be made direct, though it will be as much
ns tlielivesof those whoappeal are worth to
Three cases of Spanish crimes against
Americans have been iliscovered by me.
PetroDomlnguez, who was born and raised
In New York, was compelled to leave the
town or Rodrigo, where he had a store and
a good business. Major Gallego, o'f the
Spanish army, hated him because he was
an American citizen and one night two
rifles weie fired from the fort near the
store and the bullets from them almost
struck Mrs. Domiuguez.
Dominguez went to the fort, where the
major told him that the shots had been
fired nt his orders, and ordered him to
leave town. This case was reported in full
to Mr. Olney. Nothing was doue, Domin
Richard Riordan. a Brooklyn man. who
was in the real estate business in Santo
Domingo, was.irrcstcd on a chargeof con
tempt because he Tefusetl to provide quar
ters for some Spanish soldiers in his house.
He was ordered to give a bond of SI 0,000
or go to jail, and appealed to the American
co nsuI.Mr. Barker. HesaysMr. Barker wrote
to the State Department for advice, but
never received any answer. Finally, Mr.
Darker convinced the judge that Riordan
had better be letaloiie pending a reply rrom
Narceiso Lopez, a naturalized citizen and
graduate of Fordham College, N. Y., was
arrested while visiting at the house of
a relative in the Macuaria district, and
showed his American passport as evidence
that he was an American citizen.
"You 'ire the kind we ore looking for,'"
exclaimed the commander. Lopez was im
mediately shot to death and his body was
hacked with machetes. Those wl:o buried
the murdered American citizen found that
he had been robbed. All his papers were
gone. Mr. Olney knew all these facts.
He dtd not even acknowledge the report
of the case.
THE X'lSTOL WAS LOADED.
Accidental Deuth of Wells Finch,
n Well-Known Iirolter.
New York, April 15. Wells Finch, .a
broker, shot himself In tlie Troduee Ex
Change this afternoon with a revolver
lie evidently did not commit suicide. When
he was found the pistol was in his left
hand and a screw-drh'erln theother hand.
His hands were covered with oil, mak
ing it clear ttiat he had been repairing the
weapon. A half-burned cigar wus clinched
firmly in his teeth and a half-written let
ter about some ordinary business transac
tions was lying on the desk.
Hi.-j condition was discovered by other
tenants who heard the fatal shot. They
rushed into his office, and nhnostimmedl
ately summoned 11 physician. Mr. Finch,
however, died a few ml notes after the doc
tor's arrival. The bullet had taken errect
In the left side of the head and penetrated
the brain. Mr. Finch was a well-known
member of the exchange.
The coroner decided that it wns a plain
case of accidental death. Tie examined
the revolver nnd found that it was foul
and rusty. Every chamber had a shell in
it, and only the one shell was exploded.
FITZSIMMONS' BAD THU3IB.
Causing Him Trouble
New York, April 15. Bob Fitzsimmons
thumb of his right hand, which he broke
n Corbett's head in the recent fight nt
Carson, is causing liim some trouble. Be
proposes to see a physician about It.
Fitzsimmons is afraid that when he
boxes or punches the bag he may dislocate
the thumb, thereby compelling him to
abandon work and give up his projeccted
Great preparations have been made for
the reception nnd dinner to the champion
at the Hotel Bartholdi by the Sawdust
Club. Only members and a few guests
will be present.
LORD WOLSEL.EY 31 AY RETIRE.
Jlritish Cotnnmnrler-ii:-f'liief Suffer
ing From III Health.
London, April 15. Field Marshal Yis
count Wolscley, commander-in-chief of the
forces, has recovered from his recent attack
of jaundice and started yesterday lor
Gibraltar on an official tour of inspection.
The Evening News revives the report
that Lord Wolscley has been informed by
his physicians that he posltvely must retire
from the post of commander-in-chief, the
duties of which office are seriously im
pairing his health. The News adds that
Lord Wolscley will probably be appointed
to the command at Gibraltar nnd that Gen.
Sir Redvcrs II.BuIIer, at present adjutant
general, is mentioned as his successor as
Swenr They Saw the Airship.
Cincinnati, April 15. The Times-Star
prints today the affidavits of eleven busi
ness men, prominent citizens of Anderson,
Ind., who declare upon oath that on last
Sunday evening they saw nn airship, or
strange-appearing balloon, sailing over
that city, and that, in their opinion, it
was guided by human Intelligence-
10th, llth ana F Sts. N. W.
Easter Cards Booklets and Novel
ties First Floor.
Our Remnant Day
Our Special Barpia Bay.
Remnants are the only goods we coax
you to buy they're a business loss that's
counted on. The very low reduced prices
we put on them to close them out quickly
are not from imaginary values, but from
prices that were current but a few
hours or days before Remnants of
Dress Goods, Linens and other piece
goods are carefully measured aud
marked just as they measure. Soiled
or crumpled handkerchiefs, articles
of under and outer wear, scratched and
marred goods, etc., arc ticketed and so
arranged that you may see their exact
condition. Thus it is with all remnants,
and you buy them as they are and for
what they are worth to you.
choice pieces of the season's brightest
stuffs, left by this week's- steady stream
of buyers skirt lengths, dress lengths,
waist lengths, children's frock lengths.
And for quick distribution we've made
the prices in many cases half and less.
Today we also offer various bargain
lots of goods secured expressly for thU
occasion, at very specially low prices.
Bargain in Girls' Waists.
50 dozen Girls' Blouse Waists, made ot
fine Percales, Camorics, Lawns and Grasy
Linens, plain, rurried and braided, ele
gantly finished. Sizes 4 to 14.
Regular Prices, $1 to $1.50.
Bargain in New Lawns.
5c the Yard.
Bargain in Window Screens.
100 Landscape Adjustable Wire Window
Screens, will fit any ordinary window.
Bargain in Housefurnishings.
300 Enameled Ware Teapots,
In 1 to 4-quart sizes, which axe subjects
to "slight imperfections, at the
iSpeciai Price of
4 Black and Fancy Mixed Cloth. Suite.
Sizes 3-1 and 36. Reduced from S18.50
and $21.50 to $6.75.
-1 Novelty Cloth Separate Skirts. Re
duced from $5.00 to $2.50 each. ,
1 Black Brllhantine Suit. Size 32.
Reduced from $18.00 to SX.50.
1 Black Silk Waists. Sizes 32, 31 and
3S. Reduced from S13.50 to $5.00. each.
20 Fine Grass Linen Shirt Waists, em
broidered fronts. Sizes 36, 36 and 40.
Reduced from $4.50, $5.00 and $5.90
to $l.5o each.
10 Sort Figured Dimity Waists. Sizes
38, 40 and 42. Reduced from $1.50 to
2 Brown Bicycle Suits. Sizes 34 and
38. Reduced from Slo.OO to $5.00 each.
2 Black Cheviot Jackets. Size 32 Re
duced from $10.00 to $1.50 each.
2 Empire Jackets, one tan, size 31, and'
one black, 36. Reduced froirt $13.00 to
to ij'-i. 50 each.
2 Black Cloth Capes. Reduced from
SG.00 to $2.1i0 each.
1 Fine Silk-lined Tan Cape. Reduced
from $20.00 to $10.00.
1 Elegant Black Silk Collarette, trimmed
with chiffon and ostrich tips. Reduced
from S22.50 to $10.00.
10 Fine Tan Cloth-surfaced Mackintoshes,
with deep capes. Reduced front $5.00 tc
SI. 50 each.
4 Misses' Navy Cheviot Jackets. Sfzes
10 and la years. Reduced from $8.75'
to $1.95 each.
6 Children Novelty One-piece Frocks,
neatly braid trimmed. Sizes-20. 12 and.
14. Reduced from $6.00 and $7.00 to
i Fine Dark Outing Cloth Frocks. neatly
braid trimmed. Sizes 1 to 14. Red'icet
from $2.40 to 95a each.
9 Suits, all wool, fancy mixtures. Sizes
4, 5. 7, t. IO, 12,14 and 15. Reduced to
8 All-wool White Sweaters. Reduced
from $1.00 to 59c each.
12 ".Mothers Friend" La unilered Percale
Shirt Waists. Sizes 6, 11 and 12. Re
duced from 75c. to 35c. 3 foril.OO.
4 Very Fine Snlior 3uits, neatly braided.
Sizes 3,4,6 and 9. Reduced from $5.00,
$.75 and $7.50 to $3.05 each.
6 Junior or Fatrntlcroy Suits, lightcolors.
Sizes 3, 4. 5, 7 nnd 8. Reduced from
$4.25 to $2.95 each.
17 Straw Hats, small sizes only. Re
duced from 25c. and 15c to 12 l-2e. each
2 Odd Decorated Basins. Reduced from
75c. to 50c. each.
3 Decorated .German China Salad Bowls.
Reduced rrom 23c. to 13c. each.
2 Odd Decorated Engliuti china Vegetable.
Dishes. Reduced from $1.50 to 7Eo euoh.
1 Odd Decorated Carlsbad Chlua Sauce
Boat. Reduced rrom $1.25 to 50c
3 Carlsbad China Covered Butter Dishes.
Reduced from "3c to 15c. each.
6 Earthen Hean Pots. Reduced rrom 10a
1 Large White Turkey Flutter. Re
duced from $1.15 to 50c.
2 Syrup Pitchers. Reduced from 50c. to
2 Large Decorated Carlsbad China Water
Pitchers. Reduced from 51.00 to 50c.
2 dozen White Soup Plates, i-lightly
damaged. Iteduced from 75c to 30o
1 Blue Porcelain Banquet Lamp GIoIhi,
slightly damaged. Reduced from $2.00 to
1 Wrought Iron and Delft Banquet Lamp,
globe missing. Reduced from $7.00 to
1 Dresden China Banquet Lamp, blue and
white decoration. Reduced rrom $13.00
2 Wrought Iron Library Lamps, R.'iChester
burner. Reduced from $3.25 to $2.50
1 Mat Gold Banquet Lamp, detachable
fount. Reduced from $3.00 to $2.25.
1 DelftpPorcolaln Lamp, globe mlssinjr.
Reduced from S6.50 to $2.50.
Druggists' Sundries Department.
23 Best English Bristle Hair Brushes,
Reduced from 50c, 75c, and $1.50 to
25c, 35c, aud 75c. each.
Woodward & Lothrop.