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THJB MORNING TIMES, SrtJK PAY, APRIL 23, .1897.
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WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, APRIL 24.
Constjuitine'ts Trap Springs.
If we inay entirely credit yesterday
veniugs dispatches from the Greek front,
tlio trap laid by Prince Constantine for
Edhem Pasha has done its work, and
the latter has been compelled to rttreat
from the attack upon Tyrnavo and take
refuge in Milouna Pass, where his Hue,
supported by the position of Nezeros a
little to the east, which he had cap
tured and still held yesterday morning,
will be subject to assault from front and
The tide of battle appears to have
turned, through a splendid forward move
ment cifected by part of Prince Constan
tine 's immediate command from Mati, a
small place to the right of and near Tyr
navo. Judging from the map and meager
accounts of the struggle, this movement
must Have resulted in doubling Edhem's
left on his center, and placing his whole
force "within ' range of an enfilading fire
from the Greeks, delivered from the Tyr
navo liue in front and the advanced Matl
uttack on their flank.
Nothing has transpired so hopefully
for the Greek arms since Edliem as
saulted Milounn Pass. Gen. Smolenitz
appears to be active in the Turkish rear,
in the neighborhood of Ellasoiiu, and If
his luck should prove as good as that of
the crown prince there may be little
left of the Moslem horde for Edhem to
turn over to ifls successor.
That successor has been named in the
person of the redoubtable Ghazi Osman
Pasha, the hero of the battle of Plenia,
the great struggle of the Russo-Turkish
war. The fact of this change is encour
aging from the Greek jioint of view, as
indicating a conviction that Edhem Pasha
had made a strategic blunder in plan
ning his campaign against Larissa by
way of Milouna and Reveni Passes. As
it seems to have eventuated, he has been
hurled back into the one and never was
uble to take the other. Accounts are
niisleading if he is not now iu a death
.trap triangle between the commands of
Prince Constantine, Gen. Mavromichaelis
and Gen Smolenitz.
It is almost too good to be. true. If
true, it is not worth while to discuss the
other Greek successes. iu the west and
on the sea, in the same breath.
It occurs to us at last that the real ex
planation of Bailey is the sardonic deter
mination arrived at some weeks ago by
Speaker Reed to create an infant Autocrat
Iu ids own image and fasten him upon the
Democrats. Gazing from his throne upon
the inert mass of the Republican majority,
surfeited with power and contempt for the
meu who had yielded it, there yet remained
to him this enlivening experiment.
-The result, we think is the awful mirth
alluded to iu Holy "Writ.
Tiie Foxy Hyena.
There is strong internal evidence that
the public soon is to be treated to a new
manifestation of Spaulsn diplomacy and
finesse in connection with Hie war In Cuba
Our news columns have given a trans
lation of o recent report by cable, made
by Gen. Weyler to the Spanish minister of
war. In it he claims the "pacification"
of the Puerto Principe district. In which
his army suffered a signal and disastrous
defeat last week. lie iccitcs several Span
ish victories, in localities and under circum
stances thattally exactly with independent
reports or his attacks upon Cuban field
hospitals. His assertions and conclusions
may be credited in Madrid, but in this
country, where the truth of the situation
is published daily, his latest report to the
home government will be accepted as
false on its face.
Probably this Is understood by the Ma
drid cabinet and arranged for in advance.
Cuba is forever lost to the Spanish crown,
and Cauovas del Castillo knows it as well
as Gen. Gomez docs. The crown itself
is in imminent danger, and it is nec
essary to call every lighting man possible
to thedefenseot thetclgningfamily against
the Onrllsts, who are expected to rise at
any moment. The pretended "pacifica
tion" of Cuba is the confected excuse for
withdrawing the troops now there and
hurrying them home. That is the first
point in the piny, but there is a second.
.The Rothschild interest owns the Span
ish debt. That fact is not unconnected
with the shrewd and persistent sup-
preasion of American sympathy for Cuba,
ever since the war began. But'for that
Interest, and its veto upon the proposition,
a. syndicate of New STork bankers would
have taken a bond issue or the new republic-
As long as there was a fighting
chance for Spain on the island, the United
BUitcs was ordered to keep its Iiands out
of the mutter. It is different now. The
independence of the country has been won
la everything but name. All the millions
owed by Spain and. Tor which Cuba and
its revenues have been either direct ir
collateral security, will be utterly lost
to the bondholders unless the Itcpubllc of
Cuba can be humbugged, bribed or bullied
into .shouldering the, debt iucurrcd for its
own persecution and subjection.
This is "a condtiion aud not a theory"
which the money power ot England is
compelled to face at the present time.
It will be matter for great surprise If it
does not result in the usual way. "Ve
fully expect to see a scheme ventilated
before long, in the evolution of which
So United States, will be asked to Inter- j
fere "in the intercstsot humanity," and to
stop the'further effusion of blood," and
to coerce the Cubans into accepting the
eternal and hopeless financial slavery of
a debt amounting to not less than $325,
000,000, to -which would Jo added, if
possible, a "bonus to Spain of another
$100,000,000, for surrendering the "sov
ereignty" 6f the country. Unless this
project Is nipped in the bud by a startling
episode, such as the capture of Havana
would amount to, "some public movement in
ilie direction may not long be delayed.
"We are luniillar with the methods of
the British financial power, and with the
control it has heretofoie exerted over the
foreign policy of this Government, thiough
its influential and manifold agencies in
New York and "Washington. It will be
strange if it dees not essay to make the
operation to which we have alluded. If
it should do so, it will secuie theljackiug
or the same personally-conducted petition
ers who last winter came at its call to
worry the Senate into ratifying the Olncy
Pauncefolc tieaty. and it will once more
demonstrate its sway over the councils
and policies of the Republican party.
In the case under consideration, we do
not believe that it .will succeed. The
blessing of liberty, won by the gallant
patriots or Cuba with a horrible expendi
ture of blood and suffering, will not be
buried by them under a load of new slavery
to foreign bondholders, -who have been
among their bitterest enemies fiom the
outset. "What Cisneros, Gomez, Garcia,
Maceo. and the other heroes have gained
for them by the sword, the people of Piee
Cuba will hold by the sword.
Perhaps the most notable figure, next
to Sir. MeKinley himself, at the incoming
of this Administration, was the aged
mother of the President. Sue was un
doubtedly the happiest womau in tho
whole United States just then; and as she
reads in the papers the way in which her
son is filling his high office, of his kindly
manners and unfailing tact, and how he
Is winning friends for himself among all
Americans, surely she must be still more
proud and happy, if possible, than she was
six weeks ago.
She has just celebrated her eighty
eighth birthday, and after the manner of
grandmothers, who have reached this ad
vanced age, her health is better than that
of many people of bait her years. "When
she was here it was noticed that she
rather resented the imputation that she
needed any help in getting out of a car
riage, aud, in fact, it was quite unneces
sary. She enjoyed the eights ami sounds
of Washington during the inauguration, as
much as if she were a girl ot twenty, hut
after awhile she wearied of the noise and
confusion, and began to long for her old
home at Canton. And it is there that she
held a reception on her birthday, the 22rt
of April. The letters aud telegrams poured
In so fast that if the telegraph clerk had
not known what day It was, he might
have 8upi)sed that another political cam
paign was on, for Canton has been quiet,
as a rule, since March 4, and the post
master has ceased to charter a l o-horse
wagon to.bcud mail to the MeKinley man
sion. It Is safe to say, however, that both the
postmaster and the telegraph clerk knew
what -was the matter, and thnt everybody
'u Canton knew, as well as many friends
of the family who are not in tnwn. And
they all had some gentle and kindly thought
for the President's- mother. It is good
that she should know these thoughts, and
that she should receive them therein the
home -which has been hers for many vears.
Much as the President would like to have
her here with iiim, he is wise, and he
knows that people, like trees, take root
tenaciously somewhere near the hearth
stone, and cannot be lightly tianplanted.
He knows this, and he knows, loo, that
the network of electric wires which cover
this land will take care that his lightest
word docs not fall to the ground. There
are some disadvantages in having one's
daily life reported for hundreds of papers
every day, almost every hour, but when
tills dear old lady reads those papers in
her Ohio home, she must feel as if the
whole staff of Washington coi respondents
was engaged in sending her letters from
her son, and she must also feel now, if
never before, that they all, to a man,
honor and levercnce the mother of their
A Question of Competency.
The Timesls in receipt ofa communication
from ou .of its readers, apparently a
marine engineer by training, criticising the
engineering department of the Navy in con
nection with recent accidents to our battle
ships and cruisers. He docs not think the
Annapolis engineers are competent to han
dle the machinery of our new ships. .Ho
tegards them as "book" experts, and says
that they do not make their own repairs
on board, but that a force of machinists
is maintained for that purpose, for their
benefit. He declares that in consequence
of the incompetency of these gentlemen,
there is not a vessel in the Navy that can
make within three or four knots of the
time made by the same craft on her tiial
trip. Finally, our correspondent expresses
the conviction that the accidents to the
Brooklyn, in the. Delaware River, and
to the Oregon, in Puget Sound, were due
to the inefficiency of the commissioned
As to tiie last count, if we are not mis
taken, the accidents occurred under cir
cumstances which would seem to refer
the blame, if there was any, to the navigat
ing officer for the time being; and on the
general question of efficiency we are not
ourselves competent to judge. If the
naval engineers graduated from Annapolis
lack the experience necessary to properly
handle the mechanism of a great modern
battleship, they ought to be, and perhaps
are, put through the proper course of train
ing before .being intrusted with so much
responsibility for life, properly and na
tional Interest. Our reader's communica
tion seems to be another of the many mani
festations of antagonism between tho
Annapolis engineer alumni tid the alumni
of the civilian machine shops nnd engine
rooms. It racy be that, in instances, the
one depends too much and theother too
little on books and theory. Doubtless
both arc efficient and admirable on tlit
average, but possibly are too much in
clined to bo critical and uncharitable to
ward each other.
This trouble about precedence has done
Mr. Hobart one good turn. It liiis piovcd
that a iiian Is not iiecesnarlly dead to the
public when he becomes Vice President of
An Interview with the new minister to
Turkey gives at considerable length
his views on the present situation in the
Levant. It appeals thnt he thinks Russia
is at the bottom of the trouble and will
aid the, Turks to trample on Gitsece. Ills
confidence in Turkey may possibly please
the Sultan, who makes it a point to know
all that is said about him in the news
papers, but the chunees are that such In
discriminate remarks will not prepare a
bed of roses for him at Constantinople.
The first duty of a diplomat is not to tell
everything he knows.
There is such a mad scramble for the
place of Representative Mllllkcn down In
Maine that it might be well to repeat
that old saw about crowding tiie mourn
ers. The King of Siam is coming to this coun
try, name and all. The nume is some
thing moi e than three-qua iters of a yard
long, and when he is introduced to our
official families, it is anticipated that it
will take at least half un hour in passing
a given point.
The House appears to have resolved it
self into a committee of the hole, nnd a
very deep hole at that.
The Sugar Trust Is working silently, but
effectively, in the Senate for tlte repeal of
the Hawaiian reciprocity treaty. The only
important obstacle In tho path at present
is the known opposition, determination, and
ability ot Senator Morgan . It is claimed
by people in the trust Interest that, as far
as necessary votes go, the matter-has been
As a mender of slates President MeKin
ley la not bad. Judge Day as Assistant
Secretary of State will please the Execu
tive, and the Hon. Bellamy Storer at Brus
sels will smooth Senator Foraker's bristles.
The Pauncefote precedence question will
be dodged if possible at the Grant cere
monies, by placing the corps diplomatique
iu the pen for "distinguished spectators,"
with Sir .Tuliun ut the right front ot the
cage. Thus it la hoped that a hostllo
meeting between the Queen's own and the
heirapparent to tho American throne, may
be averted for the time being.
Mr. Debs has a plan Tor n new settle
ment, which, he says, will work harmo
niously. Undoubtedly it will, so long as
the settlement is comiosed only of Mr.
Debs. After that It will go the way of
Its predecessors in the co-operative line.
The only thoroughly successful co-operation
ever done is that of a man with him
self, and even that won't go If he has
The surrender of the Senate Republicans
on tiie reorganized committees issue shows
what determined and manly opposition will
do. Thure are sure, enough Democrats iu
Smokeless powder and horseless car
riages may be all right, but mankind should
be carefully protected from the tobaeooless
smoke. It may be argued that cabbage is
a vegetable, and so is tobacco, therefore
tobacco and cabbage are identical, but it
is, nevertheless, good form to smoke the to
bacco and boil the cabbage, instead of the
reverse. This advice will not be found in
the Ruth Ashmore column of the Ladles'
Home Journal, but it is Just as tellable as
if it were, and just as much needed by the
great American public.
The Administration is credited with de
termination to adopt and enTorie a vigor
ous policy with regard to the Hawaiian
islands. It is even said thnt at the "White
I. jse annexation is looked upon as some
thing more than a remote probability.
King George Is doing his very best to spoil
JIr. Angcll's job before he gets It. And It
is to be noticed that, in spite of all the hard
times ou this earth, applicants for consul
ships are not singing that meek little song,
"I want to be an Angell.''
The Maine corps of statesmen has been
unchanged for fourteen years. It has been
discovered that none of them are teetotal
ers; and fourteen years is long enough to
break up that habitif itever had them.
The Turks, on the whole, are more merci
ful than the Spaniards, according to re
cent dispatches This suggests a new Idea
for the settlement of international com
plications. "Why not make this a pro
gressive row, Cuba exchanging antagonists
with Greece? The Cubans would be better
off, Spain Would be wiped out iu some
thing less than a quarter of an hour by the
energetic Hellenes, who could talk, on oc
casion, at the same time that they were
fighting, and, subsequently, Greece and
Cuba could join forces against Turkey.and
divide up the Sultan's empire to suit them
selves. If the powers are going to play
chess with the rest of the nations on the
map, this would be a good gambit to start
the game. x
There was great excitement in the At
lanta Constitution office on Wednesday.
The "Washington correspondent of the
paper discovered an editorial ailicle in
Sunday's issue indorsing Jefferson, Jack
son and the Democratic platform of 1896,
and was so pleased that he telegraphed his
Starving: for- Want of Itnbbits. .
Winnipeg, Man., April 23. Advices re
ceived here from Lesser Slave Lake, in
the far Northwest, state that owing to
the scarcity of rabbit the- people there
a re starving. The people at Sturgeon Lake ;
ate over twenty horses last month, nB they
could find no rabbits or moose.
(From the Chicago Times-Herald.)
A Nov.' York paper prints a facsimile of
Henry Irving's signature; but as no affi
davit goes with the reproduction we pre
fer to credit it to the work of a blue
DIAMOXJ) IldnUKRS AHHESTED.
They Secured11 $10,000 Worth of
Jewels Jj'roiu u Salesman.
.Now iTork, Ajirll 23. Central office de
tectives todhyiurr'esced two men who arc
wanted iu New Orleans for stealing $10,
000 worth ,or 'diamond from a New York
The men "are well known to thepollce-of
this chy as Italian confidence men. They
are Frank Plona;,allas. Ira Francisco, and
Andrea Maura, whose pictures are in the
rogues' gallery; Both liavo been living in
The men arc two of a trio for whom
the police have been looking- for months.
The third is John Abbruzzi. who is now
iu jail at Rochester. The orfen.se, for
vlil6h the two men were anested oc
curred Deceniber 4 last. The police say
that Pions, Maura, and Abbruzzi were ull
in New Oilcans and Pious and Muura
formed the acquaintance of George E.
Gall, a. traveling jeweler for a New York
house. GultUredin. New Orleans. Maura,
ills said, represented himself to be a liie
mau, and Pious to be an Italian of means
who were buying up property. A little
later Abbruzzi appeared ou the scene and
represented himself to be a wealthy
Italian from the West, who was traveling
for his health. He told Gail that he
wanted to buy some diamonds. He was
very particular about the gems aud said
he wanted sixty-five unset diamonds of the
first water. He began to ..bargain with
Gall aud finally induced the jeweler to
send on for the stones to the New York
liouse, as he did not have the required
number in his possession.
In duo time the diamonds arrived In
New Orleans, and then, it is suld,' the
three worked the old confidence game on
tho unsuspecting jeweler. The diamonds
were apparently placed in a box with
$10,000 of the Italian's money and
given over to the Jeweler to be placed
in a vault for Bare keeping. Six hours
later the. jeweler opened the box .cud
found therein a lot or brown paper. The
three men had disappeared.
The wily Abbruzzi had told Gall he
wanted the diamonds for a crown for
a cardinal. Ho wished to take them to
Rome, he said, and have them set in a
crown and given to one of the cardinals
The men were held for extradition.
They arc said to have committed sev
eral crimes of a similar nature elsewhere'
SIM JULIAN NOT OFF1SNJ.MSD.
Secretary .Sherman' Pointed Tet
ter to Mayor Strong.
New York, April 23. The followlugletter
from Secretary Sherman was received this
morning by the mayor:
"Department otState, Washington, April
"Hon. William L. Strong, Mayor, New
"My Dear Sir: There has been a good
deal of focusiunater printed in the papers
here about the'()ijeiiUoii of etiquette as to
whether the Trcsldeut and his Cabinet
should precede .the ambassadors of foreign
countries nnjL other members of the diplo
matic corps iutthe procession to the tomb
of Gen. Grant. . .
"I um informed by Sir Julian Paunce
fote and the French ambassador that the
allegwl Miuggla for piccedence between
the members ofthe Cabinet aud the diplo
matic corps is pure llctlon. The ambassa
dors have made no request or claim in
regard to tbematter of precedence, and I
am adviscdiiy un.e of them that they will
not participate in the procession, but will
take whatevqr position i assigned them
ou the staiid( where the ceremonies of dedi
cation are jtojhit conducted.
"I wish you would give notice to the
gentlemen charged with the duty of as
signing seats to the different invited guests
of the city that they should assign proper
places to the ambassadors and ministers
of foreign nations, as well as to the Presi
dent, Vice President and members of the
Cabinet, without any preference to one
iKidy of visitors over another.
"Very truly, yours, JOHN SHERMAN."
NEW YOHK BHOKKHS ItAIDED.
The Offices of Three Finns Cleared
and Clerks A r rested.
New York, April 23. Three firms, ad
vertisingto doa brokerage aud commission
business, were raided by the police today.
The concerns raided were the Standard
Company, ct No. 53 New street; tho Man
hattan Commission Company, of No. 49
New street, ami J. W. Woodruff, or No.
53 New street.
When the police entered the building,
which is filled with offices, which ad
vertise to do a brokerage and commission
business, the customres rushed pell-mell
into the slieet, pushed past the police and
ran in all directions to get away,. The ar
rangements for the raid had been made
While the arrests ot the men called for
In the warrants were being made, the
doors were locked and the police ar
rested all the clerks and employes of the
places and seized all the property.
KYKS ON TIIE TRANS VAAL.
Cecil Miotics Thought to He Con
templating an Important Move.
London. April 23. A sudden revival of
interest in the Transvaal hos taken place
here. Lord Rosmcad, the retiring governor
of the Cape Colony and high commissioner
in British. South Africa, has left Cape
Town for England anil Cecil Rhodes is tak
ing full advantage of his absence.
Yesterday in a speech, replying to an
address of welcome to Cape Town, .Mr.
Rhodes described his conflict with Presi
dent Kruger, of the Transvaal republic,
as a game of cards that had been quite
fairly played. Sir Al f red Miincr, the newly
appointed governor and British high com
missioner, who sailed from England a tew
days ago, has not yet arrivedat Cape Town
and there is consequently nobody there to
watch and control Rhodes.
The return" of Mr. Chamberlain, secre
tary ot state' "for the colonies, to London
yesterday, lie having prematurely returned
from his Easter holidays, is connected with
the foregoing. It is thought here that
Rhodes is prepared. to resume his game of
cards, playing his hand independently of
the British government.
Altoona, J?n.. April 23. While Agent
Stewart wfis' absent from the Pennsyl
vania Railroju1.jtation at Conemaugh for
a'few minutes, three colored desperadoes
battered in-tin? door, secured $200 of
Adams Express; Company's money, and
rode at a gnUop";OUtof town. It was all
done so quickly that though perhaps 100
persons were , within a stone's throw of
th6 place,, no effort was made to stop the
Costly Fire at Whitney's Point.
Bingamton, N- Y., April 23.-Fire at
Whitney's Point? N. Y., twenty miles
north of tills city, destroyed property
valued at $250,000 at an early hour
this morning- The insurance is estimated
at $80,000, all of the business places,
two hotels and- one church beiug de
Col. Mosby Seriously "Injured.
Richmond, Va., '.April 23. Col. John S.
Mosby was badly hurt today in a run
awayaccident. Hewascutand bruised, and
may lose one of his eyes. The accident
will prevent J;im from taking part in the
Grant monument' dedication parade.
HKLEASED FflOM THE DUNGEON.
John Kelly JTreed From tho Spanish
Cons'ul General Lce.telographcd the State
-Department yesterday that John J. Kelly,
ofPhiladelphla, had been released from Forb
Cabanas. "Kelly was arrested In Cuba last
March, but his name was reported as
Skully. It is said that his intellect is
weak. His friends in Philadelphia in
stituted a search for him and finally found
him locked up iu Fort Cabanas, under tho
name of Skully. He will return home.
NAVY' DEPAHTMENT GAZETTE.
Order DctnchJng Admiral lleardslee
From PaeJXie Station Modified.
The Navy Department has modified the
order recalling Admiral Beardslee from
Hawaii and the command of the Puciflc
squadron, May 5, and the admiral will not
be relieved until July. Rear Admiral
Miller lias been ordered to succeed him.
It is believed that the Government con
templates enforcing a strong Hawaiian
policy, and Admiral Miller will be diiected
to carry it out. It is alto undoistood that
Admiral Miller Is not desiious of going to
Ensign II. H. Ward is detached from the
Maine and ordered to the Bureau or Navi
gation: Ensign J. R Edie, detached ftom
the Columbia, April 28, aud ordeied to the
Now York; Lieut. F. "W. Jenkins, detached
from the New York and assigned to the
Maine, April 28; Assistant Boatswain A.
Whipkey, detached from the Vermont nnd
ordered to League Island Tor duty ou
FOB IMIOTKCTTNG THE SEALS.
Ambassador Foster and His Col
leagues Arranging, Plans.
Hon. John W. Foster, who was recently
appointed a special ambassador of the
United States to conclude nn agreement
with Great Britain to secure Joint action
for preventing the destruction of the .seal
herds in Bering Sea, Is very bU3y In pre
paring for this work. Charles T. Hamlin,
special counsel, who will advise and work
with Mr. Foster, Is now in Boston, where
he is preparing to visit Alaska for a per
sonal inspection of the seal waters. He will
be accompanied by Pror. David Starr" Jor
dan, of Hie Leland Stanford, Jr., UnlvjrsiC',
an expert on seals.
After Mr. Hamlin and Pror. Jordan have
from observation studied the condition
thoroughly they will return and place the
result In the hands of Mr. Faster, who
will ut once begin his negotiations with
Great Britain. It was to simplify this
portion of Mr. Foster's labor that caused
the President to create him a special am
bassador, for his negotiations with Grout
Britain will be through the British am
bassador to this country. Sir Julian Paunce
Pfote, and as special ambassador, Mr.
Foster can meet him on terms of official
The Paris decision, when rendered after
a long controversy, establishes a sixty mile
zone, within which all seals were to be
unmolested at certain periods of the year,
for the purpose of propagation. It is now
known that seals breed numerously outside
orthiszoue, and one of thcefforts or Special
Ambassador Foster will be. It is said, to
extend this" zone far enough to include
them. It is possible that an effort will
be made to prohibit seal fishing altogether
for a stated number of years to enable the
rapidly diminishing Industry to recuperate
GIMJKTING THEIR NEW PASTOR.
Mount Vernon Church Cong recut Ion
Warmly Welcomes Rev. Duffy.
The new pastor of Mount Vernon M. E.
Church, Rev. J. W. Duffy, was last nighc
tendered a very cordial reception by his
new congregation. A letter of greeting
was read from the former pastor, Rev S.
W. Carter, presiding cider Hast Bnltimo'ro
district, and an address of welcome was
Steir, of the board of stewards, on behalf
of the church In general, while Mra. Lieut.
Beehler spoke on the part of the ladies.
These were resjionded to very appropri
ately by the now pastor. A beautiful floral
gift was presented to the pastor's wife.
Miss Opal Le Baton McGauley gave a
dramatic selection, and the following
program was given by well-known local
talent: Solo, Mr. Douglas Miller, tenor,
accompanied by Dr. Bischoff; contralto
solo, Mrs. Laura Zeh-Jolmson; piano solo,
Aichibald Olmstea'd; cornet solo, Edward
Tracey', solo, Miss Ilolley; solo, by J.
Walter Humphreys, basso, dramatic se
lection, by Mr. George L. Seybolf, Misses
Mason and Florence were piano accom
panists. This was followed by a recep
tion by the new pastor, assisted by all
the pastors of the other Methodist Churches
South iu the city.
FILTEHS FOR TIIE SCHOOLS.
Tho Committee- Appointed by the
The Commissioners have in view the
adoption of a first-class water filter for
each of the public schools of the District,
and to this end appointed a committee,
consisting of Superintendent W. B. Towcll.
W. A. McFarland.nnd W. C- Woodward,
the health officer, to examine samples
and report. t
The committee has done its work, hav
ing inspected and heard arguments in favor
of fourteen different varieties.
The report was made to the Commis
sioners yesterday, nnd is i.-coiupnuicd by a
recommendation that proposals he invited
for supplying the filters.
Funeral Rites of Goodwin Pierce.
The funeral services over the remains of
Mr- Godwin Pierce, who died last Wednes
day, were held at his late residence, No.
417 Eleventh street southeast, yesterday
afternoon. Rev. E. Hez Swcm, pastor of
the Second Baptist Church, of which the
deceased had long been a member, preach
ed the funeral sermon. The casket was
covered with floral tributes of love and
respect. Lebanon Lodge, F. A. A. M.. and
the Veteran Firemen's Association attended
in a body, nnd there was a large delega
tion present from the metropolitan police
force, including Capt. Austin and Licuts.
Vernon, McCatliran and Cross.
Realism in Art. .
The well-known artist, Mr. E. 0. Mes
ser, gave an interesting resume of "Real
ism in Art," at the Columbian University
yesterday afternoon. A large number of
artists and lovers of art, at whose request
Mr. Messer is here to begin his series of lec
tures, were present. Mr. Messer said that
it was his belief that the great artists
of the future, like the acknowledged
artists of the past, would paint the
truth, and truth in realism. The sub
ject j"or next Friday will beK "Is There
a Grammar of Art?"
Captain of. the Treasury Watch.
Secretary Gage yesterday reinstated
Capt. Harry Cobough as captain of the
watch at the Treasury. His predeces
sor, Capt. P. S. Talbot, was reduced to
a clerkship. Capt. Cobough was remov
ed under Mr. Cleveland's administra
tion. Ohio Rara Arls Identified.
(From the Chicago Times-Herald.)
That Ohio man who doesn't want an or
fice under the MeKinley administration
has been identified. He died three years
'THE X.AKK FRONT CASES.
Tho Hill in Equity Explained by
Mr. L. T. Mlchener, or thefirm or Dudley
& Mlchener, said yesterday that it wastrue
that the bill in equity had been filed in
the circuit court of theUnlted StatesTorthe
northern district of Illinois for the parti
tion and quieting of the title to that part
of the lake front covered by the location of
McKee scrip by Benner and La FoIIette,
nnd which has caused so much discussion in
the General Land Office andiu the news
paper for the last six mouths. Hesaldalso
that the theory of the bill in equity is that
the location of the McKee scrip on the
lands had passed the title to Beimerand La
FoIIette; the act which authorized the is
suance of the .McKee scrip was both a law
and a grant, and when the scrip, issued
by virtue of thu act, was located by the
holders thereof upon the lauds of the
United States, the title thereto vested im
uiediatelyin the scripholders.
Similar cases, but involving other grants
of Congress, have been before the courts of
tho United States, and without exception
it has been held that such acts were both
laws and grants, and that upon location
the title to the lands passed to the objects,
of the grants. This suit Iu the circuit
court of the United States, brought as
itis aguinstall who are clahnllng any right
or title to the lands, will enable all con
cerned to settle their rights and titles by
the decree of the court.
Since tho location ot the scrip certifi
cates by Benner and LaFolIette upon the
lake frout lands, the only purpose of the
proceeding iu the General Land Office, so
Mr. Micheuer said, has been to obtain a
patent an an evidence of title, which is
not a matter of very great importance lu
view of the ract that Benner and LaFole
lette got their title through an act of
CADET HUXDV HAS FRIENDS.
The X'resident Will Bo Asked to
Congressman Shattuc, who Is standing
by R. C. Bundy, for admission to the
Naval Academy, is getting plenty ot sup
lwrt in his position. Since his interview
published in The Times, in which he main
tained that Bundy should have a fair
show, he lins received hundreds ot tele
grams and letters congratulating him on
In addition to the personal influence of
Col. Slmttuc, the news comes that a peti
tion Is being signed, largely in the West
asking the President to see to Bundy'a
Among the influences at work In favor
of tiie colored cadet, is Rev. D. A. Moore,
D. D., of Cincinnati, editor of the leading
weekly Methodist Journal in the West. Dr.
Moprcls reported to have recently written
to Col. Shattuc the sentiment; "Stick to
Bundy until the hair grows through your
TIIEY MAKE MR. GAGE SIGH.
Anxious Officeseeliers Continue to
Secretary Gage gave vent to a de
spondent sigh yesterday when he received
the customary list of Republicans .who
are anxious to fill public office in the
Treasury Department. The list was as
I. M. North. Boulder. Col., to be auditor
for the War Department at Washington,
D. 0.: John H. Lynch, Washington, D. C,
to be auditor for the Navy Department at
Washington, D. C; W. G. Webster, Chicago,
III., to be deputy auditor for the Navy De
partmental Washington, D. C; J. L.Tucker,
Oaeota, N. Y., to be deputy auditor for
the State Department at Washington, D
C: F. B. Tomb. Wilkinsburg, Pa., to be
depuLy auditor for the Tostoffice Depart
ment at Washington. I). C: Cutler Smith,
Florence. Ala., to h; Register of the Treas
ury ut Washington. D.C.r Albert Bail.
San Francisco. Cal.. to be .superintendent
of the jnhit at San Francisco, Cal.; C. B.
Wilson, Denver, Col., to be smelter in the
mint at Denver, Col.; G. N. Shelton, Brook
lyn, N. Y., to be superintendent of the
assay of'lce at Hew York city. McA.
Dejan. New Orleans, La., to be collector
of customs at New Orleans, La.; Dill
Dickson, Denver, Col., to be surveyor
of customs at New Orleans, La.: J. M.
Jenkins New Orleans, La,, to be assistant
oppralscr of customs at New Orleans, La.;
W. K. Cornish, Birmingham, Ala., to be
collector of Internal revenue at Birming
ham , Ala.
Fourth Clu.-.s Postmasters.
The total iiumberof fourthdnss postmas
ters appointed yesterday was 1 05- Of this
number forty-seven were to fill vacatides
caused by death ami resignations and the
remainder by removals. The Virginia ap
pointment!: were: Arbor Hill, Augusta
county, J. N. 1'ntcs. vice J. S. Palmer, re
moved; Endicott, Franklin county, G. O
McAlexander, vice S. T. Thomas, resigned;
Gladstone, Nelson county, W. H. nnrris,
vice J- P. Walker, reiiioved:HuutersLodge.
Fluvanna county, J. H. Pace, vile W J.
Payne, resigned; Lancxa,New Kentcounty,
J. D. Turner, vice J. B. Vaiden, removed;
Lithia, Botetourt county, H. Bnigh. vice
William Vines, resigned: Oakdale, Rock
bridge county, J. D. Deucon, vice Milton
Reinstated in the Treasury.
Charles H. Brown, of Connecticut, was
ycaterday reinstated as assistant division
chief ot the loan and currency division ot
the Treasury. He was removed by the
Cleveland Administration in 1S94. Mr.
Brown was reinstated under the veteran
act and will fill the place made vacant by
T. F. Doran, reduced to a clerkship, enrly
in the present week.
May Take Cadet Bundy's Place.
William Bailey Fogarty, of Cincinnati,
O., has lecn appointed an alternate cadet
to the Naval Academy. He represents the
district from which Richard C. Bundy, the
colored cadet, was uppointed, and should'
Bundy fail in his examinations Fogarty
would succeed him.
Mr. Roosevelt Tnhes an Outing.
Acting Secretary Roosevelt will go to
New York today and remain over Sunday.
He will return to his duties at the Navy De
partment Monday. His Journey Is not con
nected with public business.
Speed of the Annapolis.
The Annapolis on titer trial trip over the
Long Island course made 13.43 knots an
hour. The contract called for 12 knots.
There is no bounty provided for the
Annapolis for exceeding contract speed.
Revising tfie ChlcRen Bulletin.
The work ot editing the Chicken Bulletin
is progressing at the Department of Agri
culture. This bulletin went Into print
without revision aud there were several
unimportant errors which will not appear
in the second coition, now ta preparation
for the press.
During the absence ot Secretary Bliss
la New York hls'orficcs at the Depart
ment of the Interior are being overhauled
and renovated. 1
A Bicycle Path for Philadelphia.
New York, April 23. Several park com
missioners and officials of the public park
system of Philadelphia were in Brooklyn
today to get jwints regarding the proper
construction of a bicycle path which is to
be built or the wheelmen of Philadelphia-
10th. llth and F Sts. N. W.
(Goat and 2 pairs trousers) 12
pretty patterns in dark and light
colors; well madej well fitting.
Sizes 4 to 16 years.
Many Worth 4.00.
Girls' Shirt Waists,
Of beautiful Grass Linens, fine
Percales and Cambrics; deep sailor
collar; turn-back cuffs many
tastefully trimmed with, braid.
Sizes 8 to 14 years. A favorable
purchase enables the extraordina
rily low price.
Values up to 1.25.
for Season of 9gj.
Our new. line of Sporting-, Outing-
and Athletic Goods is now
ready. The assortments will be
kept complete throughout the
Itocket Base Balls, each - 5g
Youths' Lively, each 10c
King of the Field, each 15c
Official League, each .--nS1.00
Amateur Wagou Tongue Bats, each. ...25c
Boys Axle Tree Bats, each 10c
Professional League Bats, each 50c
Boys' Mitts, each... 15c
Boys' Laced Mitts, each 23c
Iufielderh' Gloves, pair......50e to $1.50
Children's Itackets 13o
Daisy .Rackets, each 65c
Victor Itackets, each 95c
Other Kackets, up to ST.00
Tennis Balls, each 2Co
W. &. D. Tennis Balls, each 40o
Tenuis Nets, each $1.25
Tennis Poles, pair 75c
Reels, each lOcto $2.00
Double Snood Hooks, dozea 10c
Furnished Line, each .....5c and 10c
Spoon Bait Hooks, each 10c
25 yds. Braided Lioen Line 15o
25 yds. Braided Silk Line 20c
25 yds. Water-proof Bass Liae 25c
2-piece Calcutta Kods. each 13c
3-piece Calcutta .Rods, eacQ 25c
4-piece Split Bamboo Rods, cork han
dles, each '. 93c
Utility Bait Buckets, each $1.00
Spring Toy5. -c
Seaside Palls, each 5c and 10c
Watering Pots, each 5c and 10c
3-piece Uarden Sets, each 10c
Croquet Sets, each......--. ........05o
Sail Boats, each 5o to $2.00
Roller Skates, pair .39c
Bows and Arrows, set 23c
Girls' Tricycles, each $2.95
Boys Volocipedes, each .. ...... $1.85
Boys Express Wagons, each 95c
Uandy Wagons, each $3.95
Pure Food List.
The purest and best brands at
quick-selling prices. Our stock
is purchased often and quickly
distributed thereby kept fresh
Naphey's Pure Phila. Leaf Lard, per
Sh river's Muryland Sugar Corn, per
Xew Jersey Tomatoes, per can. So
New York State Sweet Corn, per can.. Sc
Shriver's Silver Label Peas, per Caa..l0c
Pride or the Valley Lima Beans, per
Maryland Tabu? Peaches, per can 10c
Half Tomatoes for frying, per can 15c
Reid Bros." Assorted Soups, per Can.. 12c
Bearing Sea Salmon, per 2 cans 25c
Royal or Cleveland's Baking Powder,
1-2-lb. can 23c
Eagle Brand Condensed Milk, per can.. 16c
BakeT's Cocoa, per 1-2-lb. can 20c
Doati's Pulverized Coffee, per can 40c
Quaker Oats or Pettijohn's Food, per
Hominy Grits, per 5-lb. package 12c
Cream of Wheat Breakfast Food, per
Shredded Wheat Biscuits, per pkg. ...'.. .12c
Best American Macaroni, per pkg Sc
Caramel Cereal Coffee, per package 15c
Bromangelon for desserts, per pkg..... 12c
Electric Cold Water Starch, per pkg.. 9c
Sago, Barley, or Pearl Tapioca, per
A.ssorted Spices, per 1-4-lh. package.. 9c
Tetley's English Packed Teas, per
1-2-lb. package 23c
Sour Mixed Pickles, per bottle 5c
BestTomatoes in glass, per jar. 20c
Imported Olive Oil, per pint bottle 33c
Durkee's Salad Dressing, per bottle 23c
L. Sc P.s Worcestershire Sauce, per bot..23c
Spanish Queen Olives, per bottle 25c
Best Imported Lime Juice, per l6ttla..35c
Unfermcnted Grape Juice, i" lottle...35c
Soaps, Powders, Lyes. &c.
SchultzA Co. a Best Star Soap, per cake.. 3c
Armour's Best La undry Sonp.per 6 cakes.23c
Armour's White Soaps, par 6 cakes 25c
Red Seal Lye, per can 9o
P. & G. Cincinnati Oleine Soap, per
cake 4 l-2c
Sapolio, per cake 7o
Soapine, Pearllne, or Babbitt's Pow
der, package - 4c
Gold Dust Powder, per 9 small pkgs 25c
W. & L. Pure White Floating Soaps,
perS cakes 25o
W & L. Pure Laundry Soaps, per 2-lb.
Electric Cloth for
Cleansing Bicycles, etc.
We are now demonstrating the
mest perfect cloth for cleansing
nnd polishing bicycles, etc., and in
vite bicyclists to witness the cieans
ing qualities of this chemically pre
pared cloth. Price, 10c; 3 for 25c.-
Woodward & Lofhrop.