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THE MOKK1JS-G - .TIMES, SATrOTDAX, APKILVT, 1897.
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"WASHINGTON, SATURDAY. APRIL. 17.
Demand the Yeah and Xnys!
Once more we desire to cull the attention
of Democratic Members ot the House of
Representatives to their duty to their coun
try, their party, their constituents and
their manhood, and ask tlicrii on this day
to demand and secure ji yea and nay
vote on the proposition -or Mr. Dingley to
ignore the oubiaess of the nation, aud ad
journ the House oyer to next Wednesday.
No hope of future appointment to desired
coumiit.ies; no disinclination to incur the
displeasure or the Speaker, and uo hesita
tion to saci irice personal modesty and com
placency in the presence of an overpowering;
usurping power, bhould be allowed to stand
in the way of this duty.
It is highly necessary that the true mean
ing of the constitutional revolution in
volved in the current suppression or the
Douse of Representatives by its Speaker,
aud the usurpation by liim of all its legal
rights, prerogatives and functions, should
be placed lK?fore the country tu the full
light of understanding. This can onlj- be
done by the application of Democratic
action iu opposition
It is flagrant and unconstitutional usurpa
tion iu the Speaker to close the House to
the business of the country. It is supine
and contemptible in the membership to sub
nut to it. At least let it be shown that the
Democratic minority is not a consenting
party to the infamy.
It is slated that, on a recent occasion, no
tion dictated by every consideration of
patriotism and party consistency, was
prevented because it was represented" that
ection of any kind would humiliate Mr
Bailey. On the occasion or the meeting
today of the House or Representatives, we
wish to Nay, and tu say it very earnestly,
Jfiat if anybody must bo "humiliated, it
were better thatit should be Mr. Bailey.of
Tccas, rather than tin whole Democratic
party of the United State.-..
Our Minister to Turkey.
The appointment of President Angell, of
Michigan University, as minuter to. Tur
key, gives general satisfaction. He has a
distinguished record already as a diploma
tist. During the Hayes' Administration lie
Kent as plenipotentiary to China, to secure
revision of the Burling.nne treaty, and
fulfilled his mission witlun sixty days after
he presented his credentials. Later, he was
one of the commissioners appointed by Mr.
Clc claml to negotiate a treaty with' Great
Britain, for the settlement of the fisheries
Mr. McKinley has made an admirable
selecLou in sending President Angell to
Constantinople. The faculty alumni and
undergraduates of Michigan University,
however, rather wish that the honor had
fallen on other shoulders, as all unite iu
feeling that it will be hard work to spare
him from tbe life and progress of the
institution, even for a year or two.
A New Mtvn at the Plow.
It looks very much as if the new Secre
tary of Agriculture had determined to
make his department what it ought to be
In the eyes of the nation. Up to this time
it has been avowedly one of the least im
portant of the Cabinet portfolios. In mak
ing up the slate, the man who got thatplacc
has more often than not b.en a "left-over''
who did not get borne other place, or has
been put into the position for geographical
reasons. Sometimes he has been a farmer
and sometimes a business man, and some
times neither, but he has heretofore not
been a combination of the two.
Mr. "Wilson was known when he was In
Congress as a most active advocate of the
interests of the farmers in his district.
This was not because he lived in a forming
community and wanted to be re-elected,
but because he really knew what 'they
needed, and took the shortest way to get
It. That 18 what he is .doing now. He
Is a practical farmer, having owned, and
conducted a large farm or his own; and Se
lias been professor in an agricultural col
lege long enough to get a broader view of
the subject or fanning than most; practical
farmers possess. Add to that his po
litical experience, which has not been
small, and it is evident that he has rare
qualifications for the duties of the Ag
ricultural Department. Besides all that,
lie has a shrewd Scotch head and a great
idea of finding some way or other for the
farmer to make money.
The other day, at a -wedding, he hap
pened to fit beside a Baltimore man who
la In the grain business. Through this
Baltimore man he discovered that much
of our grain goes to Denmark, where Itis
fed to cows, and that Denmark has a
great market for butter In London. Now,
the only American butter which has gone
to England is of the oleomargarine variety,
-which doesn't recommend American butter
to the Prince of "Wales' set. Secretary
"Wilson went down to the Treasury De
partment the nest day, found that he
ssuld use tlie funds of the Agricultural
Department to set Uncle Sam up in the
jutter business, and straightway ordered
200 pounds of the best butter to be sent
ioXondon and put on the market. Itis
als purpose, through the agent ot the
SJuited States in London, to find out how
this superior article of butter is received,
what are the qualities desired by "the
English people in that commodity, and
what, if anything, the Danish article
possesses in the way of color, flavor or
cheapness that makes it preferable to
ours. It is his idea that American farmers
would, much better feed their grain to
their cows and make butter than send
It to Denmark, when tiiey are obliged to
go ivJtliout butter themselves, iwcause they
"cannot get a fair price for their grain.
It is his nation that the farm should.supply
all the wants of its inhabitants so far as
possible. The surplus products may be
sold in exchange for manufactured products
'which cannot be raised on the farm That
Twasthe way it was with tpc yeomanryof
the olden times, and if they did not raise
immense crops of grain and fruit, they
raised healthy crops of boys and girls and
lived well themselves. They were far
-removed from the one-idea mechanic iuio
which the mere laborer is developed, be
cause, if necessary, they could turnftheir
hands to a do?en different trades The
farmer o two generations ago was a
'gardener, chicken-fancier, floiist (or his
wife was), mechanic, carpenter, and as
often as not a blacksmith and shoemaker.
His calling developed him into an all
round man; and that is why so many
great men were farmers' boys. In some
-fannlug communities the same conditions
exist today. Secretary Wilson wishes to
"promote these conditions.
To the Democrats of the IIou.se.
On Saturday last a caucus of the Demo
cratic members of the House was called
at the personal instigation of Mr. Joseph
W. Bailey, a Representative from Texas.
When the caucus met, air. Bailey offered
the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Democratic members
of the Blouse of Representatives are willing
to consider any legislation which the Ke
publichns may 'propose; to bupiwrt it if it
is good, to oppose it If -it is bad. But,
believing that most of the measures pro
posed bv the Republicans are opjKsed to
the bet'lnteiests of. the country, mey will
not uige the Republicans to take action.
Although a niaoqiityof the members, uiev
ent viewed Mr. Bailey's proposition with
suspicion, they adopted it, to avoid direct
reflection upon his alleged leadership upon
the occasion of its first attempted opera
tion. But as soon as that had been done
he was placed in the witness box and
questioned as to his understanding of the
scope aud extent of the action just taken,,
iu binding the caucus.
"Mr. Bailey admitted that.it was his in
tention and the objecUot the refeolution to
bind the Houe Dcmociacy to supiortMr.
Dingley in his policy of adjournment for
three days at a time, and generally to sup
port the Speaker in hisflagiaut usurpation
of all power, authority and functions.
Upon this being made plain the Hon. David
A. De Armond offered anothei resolution,
explanatory of the iirst, which was as
Resolved, That nothing1 in tl.e lesolution
adopted shall be construed an agieclng to,
acquiesciug in, or in anywise Justllylng
or excusing the course of the Republican
luajutitv in the House in relusmg to ap
poiutthecoiiimitteesorin wasting time by
The De Almond resolution was imme
diately adopted As it updated to com
pletely uulliry the Bailey resolution, the
latter ceased to have existence upon Its
adoption. TheDe Armond i evolution, there
fore, is the supreme law of the Demociatic
minority in the House, and we expect to
see Democrats act today iu accordance with
The "Wild and Woolly Tariff.
All Is not peace and pleasantry within
the charmed circle of the Senate Republican
tariff tinkers. The Western cattlemen will
have their 2 cents a pound on hides, and
the occidental shepherds, their 8, 12,
and 13 cents on wool, or else they will
combine to "defeat legislation," as one
of their icpresentatives tersely has stated
the position. The sheep tenders even
claim to have the President ou their side,
aud assert that, If he uses any Executive
influence in the committee room, it will
be in the direction of more tarifr Tor the
woolly "Westerners, the agonized objections
of the Eastern manufacturers to the con
Both the President and the business man
ager fully understand the gravity of the
situation. They know that the wool r.nd
hide duties will instantly destroy a fine
foreign trade, and restrict manufacturers
of woollen and leather goods to the home
market, already oveidoue; but they also
realize that they must pay this price for
the few Western votes without which
the Dingley bill would be an impossibility,
and they will take their medicine accord
ingly. Probably they argue that Eastern manu
factured can be frightened into good be
havior, later, with the bogey of f ice silver,
while nothing short of submission to the
We6t will save their banner measure. Evi
dently they are not yet outbf the woods,
and it would be immoral in them to do any
Mr. nanna says that he spends half of
his time iu signing letters he has never
read, and the other half explaining limi
tations of. the civil service law. It might
be well if the rest of the Senate would
notice the busy quiet which prevails in
Mr. Banna's corner of the room
As the'new Russian armor plate order is
said to be large enough to keep the Carnegie
plant busy for a year, probably that con
cern will not he further interested in-the
suppression of the House of Representatives
by the Speaker.
Secretary Gage's "retrospective" pe
culiarities are becoming a little too chronic
to please the New YorkRepublicaumachhie.
His determination to have a gold brick
Democrat appointed Assistant Treasurer
at New- York, Is likely to precipitate the
general party revolt expected a month or
two later on general principles.
It is said that the detachment of Lieut.
Peary from the Brooklyn navy yard will
greatly depress the chances for the Arctic
expedition, which it was expected would
be organized and endowed for him in New
York. Trobably Secretary Long thinks
that the climate of California is' nicer for
valuable lieutcnauts than the risks and
horrors of the Arctic circle.
The testimony given in the Oakes case,
now on trial in Boston, is a striking in
stance of the difference in views which
prevails on this inconsistent sphere of
human action. One set of witnesses swears
that the captain's wife was a model of
kindness and gentleness, and that the
fare provided for the crew was good and
wholesome; another set swears that she
treated the sick with gross neglect, and
that the whole crew, except the captaiu
and his Avlfe, were nearly starved; one
physician says that scurvy Is a common
disease, and another declares that during
a career of forty years oa thehighseas, he
has never seen a case of it. In the language
of the ancient proverb, "you pays your
money and you takes your choice," but it
is safe to say that whatever the truth of
the matter is, that same ciew will never
sllip under Captain and Mrs. Reed again.
There is a leal flavor or Americanism
about Secretary Shermuu'n dispatch to
England, asserting thafthe indiscriminate
butchery of seals In Alaskan waters should
be btopped immediately." Now, If hu
will use the same formula, and in place of
"seals" Insert "women and fchildren," and
Tor "Alaskan waters" substitute- "the Is
land of Cuba," and send it to Madrid, that
will be still more Amerlcau and humanel
The tobacco trust has had belter luck iu
Canada! The court there has held that
the peculiar "factor" agreement of the
combination "did not involve a conspiracy
on the part of either paity to It, but
merely indicated a manner or disposing of
goods, which was found to be profitable to
theowneis, a right which pertained to any
citizen or legal person existing under Mm
Usually, when a levolutlon occurs in
Honduras, the government is overthrown.
The capital, Teguclculpa, is situated in a
hollow, surrounded by hills that com
pletely command it. .If the rebels have
any artillery, that settles it. The Louisi
ana State Lottery Company recently has
withdrawn from the country, and that
may have paralyzed Its activities.
But for t he excellent work performed by
the American Junta, at Paris, during our
"War of .Independence, It is doubtful if we
should have had much chance in the strug
gle. Benjamin Franklin and Silas Dean
occupied in Paris and Versailles, then
identically the positions that the Cubun
representatives, Messrs. Toinas Estrada
Palma, and Gonzalo de Quesada, now do
in New Yoik und Washington. The pres
ent is a time when it is well to remember
CITIZENS WIN TTIKIH FIGHT.
Indianapolis ituilrouds Compelled
to Accept Three-Cent 1'ures.
Indianapolis, Ind., April 1G There has
been intense excitement here today over
the action of the street ralboad company
in defying the law providing for a thiee
Eaily this morning companies of ten or
twenty citizens Ytood at the stiect cornew
and boarded the cars for the express pui
pose of foiciug the company to accept the
legal fare. When the conductors asked
anyone for the live-cent fare and on his ic
fusal tried to eject him, he found ten or a
dozen determined men ready to assist the
passenger. Iu enccafcu a man was kicked
in the stomach by a ii.otoimau.and a riot
wasavcitiHlouly by i tinning thecar rapidly
away from the excited crowd.
Gentlemen who saw ladies board the
cars also boarded them for the purpose
of affording protection, and before noon
the conductors round the people were or
ganized against them, and many ot them
quietly acquiesced in the conditions and
accepted the legal fare.
The many contentions produced so much
feeling that .Mayor Taggert called on Presi
dent Mason, of the company, and it was
agreed that 3 cents should be nccejited as
the fare while the case Is pending.
Tonight the grand Jury returned indict
ments against President Mason, or the com
pany, aud Supt Elliott for violating the
law. Other indictments will be returned
A DKAD t,ixk ESTABLISHED.
The Guard Around Gen. Grant's
Tomb Has Been Doubled.
New York, April 1G. The finishing
touches were put ujion the Grant tomb this
morning, and preparations for the removal
of the body begun.
This morning all doubts as to whether
the general's lody still lay in the old
tomb, or had been moved to the inonu
ment, were dispelled by the doubling of
the guard, and the establishing or a dead
line about the brick vault.
Later iu the morning the doors of the
old tomb were sealed with a waxen seal,
which is not to be broken until the time
for the removal of the body, iu a day or
two. The seal is to be broken by a member
of Gen. Grant's own family.
Thecercmony of removal will be as secret
as possible The work on the inside of the
new tomb was finished I his morning.
THHEE KILLED, ONE WOUNDED.
Fatal Results of a Shooting Affray
Birmingham, Ala., April 1G A shooting
affray occurred today at Calhoun's turpen
tinecamp between John Williams and Wil
liam Wilkins. The foinier was killed out
right and the latter will die. Tom Weaver
was struck by a bullet and died an hour
Albert Allen received a bullet in the
shoulder, but will recover.
The dispute arose from an alleged in
sult by Wilkins to Williams' sster.
All the meii were turpentine distillers ex
cept Wilkins, who was a farmer.
Hnvemeycr Sued for Slander.
New York, April 1G.H. O. Havemeyer
has been sued for $10,000 damages for
slander and libel by John Bcrgin, formerly
in the employ of the Havemeycrs as a fore
man. During the late Senate investigation
Bcrgin followed Havemeyerto the stand,
and was asked how many men iiad been
discharged by the sugar companies when
the trust gobbled them up. He answered
between 5,000 and 0,000. and Mr. Have
meyer is said to have said audibly, "What
a liar that man is.'' Latur Mr. Havemeyer
is said to have commented, "That mun Is
a bigger liar than he looks."
Promised Immense Dividends.
New York, April 10. J. B. Kellogg &
Co., whose mail has been stopped by the
postoffice authorities, has been a large
advertiser. All of his advertisements have
told of a wonderful mechanical contri
vance, termed the "Kellogg Market Reg
ister," by means of which all who placed
their money with the firm were assured
of a return on their investment of 2 per
cent a month.
Four Men's Fatal Fall.
Anonia, Conn., Apiil 1G. During the
holiday today workmen were engaged on
repairing the shafting In the mill or the
Ansonla Copper Company. On a staging
eighteen feet fiom the floor were Janus
W. Dick, P. E. Carmody, Adclph Sharkey
and John Drummond. Suddenly the stag
ing fell and the four men fell to the iron
flocjr. They are all probably fatally in
jured. The Indiana Loses a Torpedo.
. Quarantine, S. I., April 1G. The battle
ship Indiana has lost a torpedo valued at
FILLING THE COMMITTEES.
Senator Gorman 'Grants Some of the
Senator Gorman, chairman of the-Demo-cratic
steering committee, weakened yes
terday afternoon and granted tViiie or
the demands made by the Republicans in
connection with "tlie filling of the com
mittee vacancies. This concession re
sulted hi a ftilf and complete understand
ing, and a final agreement was reached
which will bo submitted to the Republican
caucus, to be held Monday morning at 10
The end, however, Is not yet, for there
is an element of opposition In the 'Repub
lican ranks tha't will seek to upset the
work the cajjeuej committee lias done.
This faction, headed by Senator Chandler,
iB antagpnistib to any agreement that
will look like a Tccognitlon of the. bolt
ing silver Republicans as regular mem
bers of the Republican party.
'ihe ugreeineut Teaciied yesterday con
cedes to the Republicans an additional
straightout Republican on the Committee
on Appropriations land an additional mem
ber on the Committee on Postoffices und
Postroads. Other Jncreased memberships
were granted-the plurality party, whicn
gives them absolute control or all the im
portant coiuinittees without the aid of
Mr. Kyle, Populist with the exception of
the Committee on Appropiiutions, which
is not politicul, and the Committee on
Finance, whVclV'i political. Mr. Gyrmun
and his associates have hitherto held out
for a Democratic lepresentation on all the
committees Justas they stood at the close
or the FKty-fourtlt Congress. He refused to
recognize uny changed conditions in the
Republican party, asserting that, inas
much as that party provided tor the Popu
lists and others holding the balance ot
power two years ago when it took the
conuiiittes, they should do so no.w. Mr.
Gorman contended that the Republicans
were on precisely the same grounds now as
then, a plurality party only.
The Republicans held out for an ab-lute
majority ou the Appropriations and Poit
office Committees, mit tills was rerused.
No agreement" appeared to be in Right
until Mr. Gorman capitulated partially, at
least, this afternoon, aud granted the
Republicans' one more member ou the
Appropriations Committee d the others
named. The Republicans contended for
Appropriations so stiongly because Messrs
Teller and Pettigreiv, both lxilting Repub
licans, had been 'placed there by them
before titer left their party, "d under the
conditions held the balance of power.
At the conference yesterday arternoon
the Republicans were represented by Sen
ators McMillan, Gallinger and Carter and
the Democrats by Senators Gor.nan, Cock
rell, "Walthall, Smith and Faulkner Mr
Gorman acted as spokesman for the Demo
crats. He stated that they were willing
to give the Republicans forty orthechair
muiiFhlps, permitting the silver Repub
licans to strtywhere they weie. Beyond
this they were unwilling to go. Mr Mc
Millan told the Democrats that such an
ariangemeut would not be agreed to ifnd
Insisted that their demands with respect
to Appropriations and Tostof flees be grant
ed Mr. McMillan laid especial stress upon
the last named committee for the reason.
'that it was quasi-political in itR nnture
and had charge or all the nominations sent
In by the President. The Administration
paity could not and would not consent
that this committee should be dominated
by a combination against it ot any sort
or kind. -
Finally Mr. Gorman laid the road for a
neat withdrawal from the demands he
made. He said tfiat, perhaps, the Re
publicans would ge't another Senator In
Kentucky, and'posMbly they might secure
one in Oregon. In view or thnt fact, tlie
Democrats would" give them an additional
representation of tert members on various
committees 'Thls'number would be whAl
they were entitled to under the divide, If
they hud the Senators from those States,
and Mr. Oof man said his colleagues and
he Avere wiliing'tliat It should be assumed
that the Republicans' had them for the pur
pose of the committee assignments.
Of these Assignments, Mr. Gorman .said
they would "concede oue additional Repub
lican on Appropriations and otic ou I'ost
orriccs and I'ostroa'ds. This wjls agreed
to, und thef other' additional assignments
were easily' determined. They relate en
tirely to unimportant committees, such as
Coast Defenses, to Examine the Several
Branches of the Civil Service, Fisheries.
Indian Depfedatitfns, etc., none or them
of any impeY'tuiice. The Republicans arc
to have forty committeeships, independent
or the chairmanship or the Committee on
Indian Affairs, which will be retained by
This arrangement will leave two or the
new Senators -without a chairmanship,
but this is a small matter, operating chiefly
in the matter or tlie salary or a clerk and
making a small difference in the annual
payment to that Individual. Who will be
omitted is not now known, but they will
in all probability be two or the nevr
Senators who secured assignments to the
more important committees. The nd
vautage tc be derived by such an assign
ment is infinitely better than t-ecuring a
Under this plan the Republicans will have
six straight-out members on appioprfations
and the Dcmocratsflve. Thlsleaves the two
bolting Republicans holding the balance
of power,, Thevoteof elthcroneor the two
would give the Republicans the absolute
majority. The Postorfice Committee is
solidly Republican. Enilier in the discus
sion of this matter the Republicans de
manded that the Finance Committee be
given them, but tlie Democrats refused this
and said if they got it It could only bo
through brute force or an absolute ma
jority vote In the Senate. As the com
plexion of that committee is controlled by
the silver or auir-Kilvcr forces, the Republi
cans did not have the votes and were com
pelled to be content to let it stay as at
A Republican will be substituted for
Mr. Sherman, and a silver Deiiiocrat for
Mr. Voorheea, with Senator Jones of Ne
vada, Populist, remaining. This commit
tee will, therefore, stand, six Democrats,
all for silver; one Populist, five gold Re
publicans, and Senator Wolcott, a silver
man, but co-operating with his Republican
The Republican committee will urge the
caucus to accept'this scheme Monday. It
will be shown thai? it is the best they can
get and will avoid the precipitation of a
quarrel and the engendering of bad blood
in the event the trouble should be carried
into the Senate without a preliminary
agreement having been reached. The
conservative wing of the party does not
desire to endanger the taiiff bill, for
which they say they now have an ab
solute andsafe majority, and they state
that if this plan Is not agreed to the Senate
will be thrown into a hubbub that can
only result in evil to that bill and the
future success1 of the party.
The radicals, under the leadership of
Mr. Chandler, -will oppose the report. They
will show that the Republicans two years
ago did not cohrer 'with the Democrats, but
went ahead and filled the vacancies as
seemed to them best, and gave the list to
the DemocratsTirterward rir them to name
their own men. They will urge that the
same, policy should 'he pursued now, and
will contend Mint this whole scheme is in
tended to keep'tnrce or Tour very excellent
gentlemen in- the'berths they now rill.
The caucus gives promise or being produc
tive or plain talk. ''Il is more than likely,
however, that? the 'agreement reached by
the committed 'on committees will be
(j&ji Bring the little
l folks down to sec
1? the Easter Egg.
With every half-dollar purchase
you can vote for your favor
ite .teachers to enjoy a
trip to Europe.
1 Profitable Hints
i for Provident Parents.
ir you judge by appearances, you it pick out this store as the best place
to come for Boys' Clothes. It looks it.
If you judge by experience, you surely willcomehere. You knowyou'll
ir you Judge by comparison you must come here the vastly larger
stock the conspicuously bettervalues the plainly lower prices must convince.
For today we repeat the special
lots that were on sale yesterday
and add some new ones that have
just come in. It's an unmatchable
All-wool Reefer and ,
Double UloiiHe Short
Pants Suits worth
bination Suit-s jacket
or reefer, with two
pairs of pants worth
The lot of Brownie
and Reefer Novelties
that are wortlL$l and
some S4.r0 are still in
Suit all woolaudhaud-soineeffect-
still jackets and reef-,
ers eacn with two
pairs of pants good
value for $0 -today
We've had a special
line or Black and Blue
Cheviot Short Pants
Suits madu and
wool and extra well
put together Thev II
compare with $7 suits
elsewhere. Color guar-,
We've got a regular Boys Furnish
ing bepartinent- stocked withevery
thing in the juvenile haberdashery
line Probably you know the way
here ir you've ever had Boys' Fur
nishings to buy. -
A T It U C E U N T I L T TJ KSD AY.
The Opposing Forcen at Frankfort
Agreo to a Brief ltent.
Frankfort, Ky . April 1 G - The word went
out today that the national Administration
would force Dr. Hunter to give up the
Senatorial nomination, asit is pretty clear
that hu cannot now be elected. His retire
ment l.s now expected, although he and his
most intimate friends declare he has no
idea of quitting'
The gold Democrats have resolved to
stand by Senator Martin to the last. The
Blackburuite-s keep solidly in line, and arc
using every endeavor to win over silver
Both sides tonight agreed to a truce
until Tuesday, ns many of the membeis
are anxious to leave Frankrort Tor a day
ADAH RICHMOND LOSES.
Judge Morton Decides She Is Not
Millionaire Stetson's Widow.
Boston, April 10 Adah Richmond, the
one time burlesque actress, who claimed
to be the widow or John Stetson, the
theatrical manager, and as such, entitled
to a shateor his estate, has lost her case.
The estate Is worth $1,500,000, and in
cludes a splendid hotel in Boston and two
The ground or the decision, rendered by
Judge Morton, are that John Stetson's mar
riage with Malvina Woodsum waslegal.and
that Adah Richmond's relations with Stet
son were not of a niatrimonlnl character.
SHIP "WRECKED CREW RESCUED.
The Seamen of the Sentu Brought
Safely Into Port.
Philadelphia , April 15. Capt. Haavig,
First Mate Hillison and nineteen seamen
of the abandoned Norwegian ship Senta,
who were supposed to have been lost at
sea, were brought into this port today on
the British ship Suowflake.from Peuarth.
No one on board the Senta was lost, but
all experienced a distressing time during
the twenty-four hours previous to their
The Senla had floated about helplessly
Tor many hours, when she was sighted by
the Snowflake, who rescued all hands.
The "Phiiigei-V AVidow Sued Cutler.
Chicago. April 1 C Alon-jo J- Cutler was
made defeuduut in an assumsit suit Tor
$35,000 filed today by Sarah Pardridge,
widow of the "Plunger." Allegations are
made that Cutler, who handled a large
amount of Pardridge's money, had neglect
ed to account for .$02,000. which, with in
terest, was the total asked for. ,
Illinois Must Mnlce It Good.
Chicago, April 10. Illinois is responsible
to the Federal Government for the fuuds
hyprfhecated by ex-Treasurer Spalding.
This fund was'originally received from the
Government. Before giving it the Govern
ment required that the State forever main
tain it, and in case of depreciation from
any cause to make it good.
Mexico'rt Exports and Tmports.
City of Mexico, April 16. The govern
ment has just published an orricial state
ment for the rirst hair of the riscal year
1S9C-97. While the exports show a fall
ing off or nearly a million, the imports
show an Increase or almost rive millions.
Senator Unnna'.-. Mother Dead.
Charlotte, N. C, April 16. -Mrs. Hanna,
mother of Hon. Mark A. Hanna, died this
morning iu Ashevillc of pneumonia. Sen
ator Hanna arrived at Asheville today
jlgom Washington and will accompany the
remains to Cleveland, -where they will be
Sirs. Rietz'rf Fatal Jump.
Chicago, April 1G. Demented ironi along
sickness, Mrs. Emma Rietz, wire or a re
tired lumber king. Jumped from a window
in the iccond slory or her home today.
She died a few minutes after being picked
Jay Rial Divorced.
Chicago, April 16. Jay Rial, manager
of the HaymaiketTheater, was granted a
divorce today from Louise Rial, a well
known actress. The divorce was granted
on statutory grounds. Robert!', pruey.an
actor, being named as co-respondent.
Base Balls and
Bats with Boys'
It's hardly necessarvfor us to say
a word everybody who lias to buy
Boys' Long Pants Suits knows we
alone show a full Hue. The boys
know, it, too Thev know we give
them style as well as giving vou
quality This season s are a little
belter than ever. ,
It's on the tongue of every shop
keeper m town. But when It comes
to SHOWING novelties you'll find
the new things are here. They're
beauties And they're popular
priced There's no premium asked
for fashion. We carry a stock not
a few show-pieces.
Boys' Black Solid Calf
Lace Shoes, in narrow
and medium toes, as
good ns the shoers will
sell at S1.75
Full Hue of sizes in
Boys' Black and Tan
L.ace Shoes, made of
fine stock and every
Boys' Derbys usual V I 0 K
$1 .00 grade-right Jfc I !j
shapes -ror wliLV
Boys' Goir Caps-ln RHfl
plaidsandplaincolors . 1 1 1.
worth 75c for V UU
Children's Tain o' ff" A
Shanter.s plain and k 1 1 A
fancy effects worth .1111.
A PEACE POLICY URGED.
Resolution in the Cape Assembly
Cape Town, April 16. A motion was,
introduced In the house of assembly to
day, asking the house to adopt a policy
or moderation aud conciliation in the set
tlement of difrerencesin the interpretation
of treaties and conventions, because hos
tilities among the Europeans in Africa
would produce disastrous and lasting ef
fects. J. Rose InnCs. undersecretary for native
affairs, in inuring an amendment to the.
effect that the ends deaired would be best
attained by a strict observance of the ct-n-
volition aud the redress of the genuine
grievances of the Ultlunders, said the situ
ation was too acute to be remedied by
pious aspirations, adding that he did Lot
believe President Kruger, who himself
urged u muinteuuuce of the convention,
would favor Cape Colony expressing its
opinion. In conclusion he said that Great
Britain could not interfere in the Trans
vaal unless she had some locus standi, aud:
could justify her conduct before the world-
THE JIOHRORS OF SIBERIA.
To Be Modlliid by a. Decree of the
Loudon, April 1C The Daily News' Ber
lin correspondent says that intelligence
has reached that city from St. Petersburg
that the Czar has issued a decree ordering
thatprisoners condemned to exile in Siberia
shall henceforth be conveyed by railway
to Tomsk and Irkutsk.
Heretofore the convicts have been com
pelled to walk the entire distance to those
cities under the escort of cossacks. The
time occupied in making the journey was
about ninety-eight days.
The sufferings of the unfortunates while
oa this weary march were awful.
A TRAMP'S GREAT JUSIP.
Leaped 150 Feet From a Railroad
Uridge Into Shallow "Water.
Kingston, N. T., April 16.-This after
noon a tramp Jumped from the West Shore,
railroad bridge, over Roundout Creek. He
is a German, unable to speak English.
It 13 thought he will recover.
The West Shore railroad bridge is fifteen"
feet higher than the Brooklyn bridge, and
the water under it is only firteen rcetdeep.
A British Fleet at Durban.
London, April 10. A dispatch Tram Dur
ban, Natal, announces the arrival of the
British cruiser Raccoon and six other
British warships. The cruisers left Cape
town recently under scaled orders. No
occasion is known in Durban ror this un
expected naval demonstration.
Street Railway Hills Passed.
Springrield, III., April 16. The senate
has passed the Humphrey bills, increasing
the lire or Chicago street railway franchises
to forty years and creating a 8tate com
mission to fix rales for franchises. An
amendment makes the General Electno
Company amenable to the new law.
Keiitueltlans See the Airship.
Louisville, Ky, April 1G. Until today
the airship reports have been regarded
here as fakes, butlast night in Rnsscllville,
Logan county, Mayor Andrews, City Clerk
McCutcheon, and many others, saw a
strange aerial cruicr. It circled around
the city for ten minutes.
Iowans Add Their Testimony.
Birmingham, Iowa, April lG.-William
H. Walters, living near here, says that he
and several others saw an airship settle
down on iv meadow. They ran toward it,
but when 1 00 yards away it rose grace
fully into the air. Two men" could be &een
in the car.
Prominent Man Commits Suicide.
Boston, April 16,-Col. William G. Hart,'
a prominent resident of Chelsea, com
mitted suicide this afternoon, by shooting.
Despondency probably caused, the act. Col.
Hart was presiding Justice iu the Chelsea
JRiffalo Gnats In Western Kentucky.
Paducah, KTy., April 10. Burralo gnats
are dealing death to hundreds or cattle and
horpes iu Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and
Dickman counties. The loss will be great.
lOin. 11th and F Sts. N. W.
Easter Cards. Booklets and Novel
ties First Floor.
Exceptional Offerings FoI
Girls' New. Clothes for
A special showing: of Girls'
White Dresses, including; some
very eleg-ant effects in Dimities,
Org-andies, Swisses, Lawns, etc.
Among- tbem exquisite novelties
in Confirmation Dresses.
Made very full and fluffy, -with
lace-trimmed double ruffle on bot
tom of skirt; square neck effect;
full accordion-plaited front; rip
ple ruffles over shoulders. Sizes
8, 10, 12 and 14.
$8.00 to S9.50 each.
Girls' White Organdie Dresses, bolero
errect or lace, ruKle collar, full ruiile over
shoulder. all prettily trimmed with lace;
Girls' Fine White Lawn Dresses, laca
and embroidery yokes, high collar or Iaco
and embroidery, pointed etrect; lace aud
embroidery rinish at cuWs.
Special Girls' Wash Blouses
and Shirt Waists.
Grass Linens, EeautltuI Lawns and Per
cales; plain and lace and embroidery
trimmed some very .very rine and choice
goods in the lot. Special price ror today,
Values up to i.5o.
Boys' New All-Wool Combination
All the new and pretty spring
colors, made in an up-to-date
style, broad lapels. Sizes 4 to
16 years. A very special value.
$2.50 for Suit and Extra
Boys' New Spring Combination Suits,
choice patterns, welt made, serviceable
colors. The Tabric is all wool, and as re
liable as the $5.00 Quality. Sizes 6 to 15.
For Suit and Extra Trousers
Brownie Suit ror Little Boys are prettier
than ever this season, and the prices are
Ie.vs than ever berore Tor same grades. A
special purchase enables the roliowing un
usual values: . J
$3.75 and $5.00 each.
"Values S6.00 and 7.5'
"Boys' Sailor Suort-Pants Suits.
We have all the newest errects; and the
present stock Tar exceeds that or any sea
son gone All-wool serges ; navy blues and
pretty mixed ertccts- Bizes 3 to 12 years.
$2.25 to $5.00 each.
Boys Beautiful Spring-Weight
or all-wool blue serges and Tine tan covert
cloths; braided collars: choice styles; care
rully made andHnished. Sizes 3 to ti years.
Values up to $6.00.
Little Children's Clothes for
From a particularly choice stock, includ
ing exclusive Paris and American novelties,
we have selected the Tollowinc items, which
are intrinsically the best values weveor
rered in a long time:
Long Cloaks of cream cashmere, deep
cape, embroidered in silk; lined throughout
Short Coats or cream novelty cloth, broatls.
sailor collar, trimmed with braid; Tulj
Cloth Kcerera. double breasted: empire
back ; broad collar trimmed with braid:
White Mull Caps; tucked crown; pompom
or lace; broad ties.
Toys for Eas'.er.
Toy Department is full of pret
ty and inexpensive articles sug
gestive of Eastertide.
Kabblts, each Gc. to a.To.
rigs, each 5c. to 15c.
Kittens, each 10c
Chickens, each 10c
Babies In Basket, each 10c.
Lambs, Chickon-jaud Piss IiiEggss, each. 15c.
Ecg Snow Men, each 15c
Ducks In Eggs, each 25c.
Babies in Eggs, each 25c
Birds, each 25c
Dressed Dolls, boys and girts, pair 15c
Kajr Dolls, each 15c,
Woodward & Lofhrop.
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