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WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, MAY 1.
Our Relations With Japan.
If Fresldent McKinley contains a vigor
ous foieign policy within him, the fact
ought to leak out very soon. Nobody can
longer doubt that the warning given by
this journal several weeks ago was- well
timed. It 1r, indeed, rattier amusing to sec
the saltatory antics of papers that at that
time pooh-poohed the whole business and
declared that there was not, and, in the
nature of things, could not be, anything
In it.
In connection with foreign affairs in gen
eral, there are few things better under
stood than that England would seie the
Hawaiian islands if she dared to. Not
danng to, obviously the net best thing
would be to induce somebody else to do it
for her, giing the promise of a "coaling
station1' and an island for a cable sta
tion, by way of payment for advice
nnd support. Th's is the African in the
present woodpile beyond very much ques
tion, and he Is a dangerous specimen. We
do not feel certain Jhat the presence of a
elngle warship at Honolulu will be suffi
cient to prevent a possible attempt at seiz
ure by a Japanese squadron.
Itls hardly conceivable that Japan would
adopt the truculent attitude indicated in
the reports unless becrctly backed by some
ctrong power.
At Phnisnln.
Following fast upon the attack on the
Greek right at Velestina, news came yes
terday evening that the Turks had as
saulted the front of the position at Phar
eala. The Turkish corps from Trikkala
ought to btrlke Constantine's left by to
day, and, after that, it hardly is supposable
that the battle will be long or its issue
uncei tain.
One account stated that Gen. Smolenitz
bad been driven back at "Velestina. If
that he true the chance for the Moliamme
dans to take the Greeks in the rear should
be open Such a movement would cut off
the crown prince's hope of retreat in the
event of defeat. The departure of Osman
Pasha for Epirus with 30,000 men prob
ably shuts out all hope for the Greeks in
that direction.
If there are any powers friendly enough
to the gallant little kingdom to wi6h to
ee it saved from utter destruction now 1b
the time to act, and act promptly.
Rubbish.
Some thrifty person Jhas been calcu
lating the probable waste of a great city
In rubbish that is thrown away. Itls' esti
mated at 5 cents for each family; that is,
half a cent a person, taking rather an
unusually large family as example. This
does not include the really good material
that 1b wasted by breakages, blunders, and
other destructive agencies, but bimply
things which are always counted worthless,
as papers, corks, bottles, old shoes, and so
"on. Itls estimated that in New York this
rubbish, at the value above cited, would
be worth $3,750,000 to the city when as
sorted ami disposed of. The whole of the
treefc cleaning department could be paid
out of that fund, and also the cost of
sprinkling the streets.
It 1b undoubtedly true that there is an
Immense amount of waste of this kind in
a city. Things that in the country would
be tucked away In a drawer to wait till
they were needed, in a city are thrown into
theash barrel. Old housekeepers on a farm
usually have a large ball of string.Tecrultcd
from grocery packages, and there is a top
shelf in the closet for old bottles and corks,
and a drawer somewhere orother which
receives wrapplug paper. Even the news
papers are saved for kindling. In a city
there Is no room for these small collec
tions. House rent is high, mowings arc
frequent, and there Is enough string and
paper and other material of the sort coming
in every day to scr c all purposes. So the
housewife does nob really lose anything
by not making these small savings, and she
aves room, which is more important. But
all the same, there is good material which
is going to "waste, and if the city were to
take charge of it, the city would be just
that much richer.
There is waste In the country, too, but
It is In a different direction. Fruits go
to waste because It does not "pay" to
send them to the city. Fuel Is burned
recklessly, though this Is not as common
as it was Labor is wasted, and time is
wasted, In trying to manufacture articles
-which could be bought in the city for
almott nothing. Some day we shall have
o far improved our system of transporta
tion that city folk will get more flowers and
.fruits and fresnvsgetanles, and countryfolk
will hare more small conveniences. The
conomy of the age ifi tending that way.
.V! tv r-P :
But when-the system ofexchaage in ftdte
perfected, perbapl WMuebm0JnJtoitoCc
New" York will get theideaf tht big;
t&rifFought to bechargejuewhirCaf '
Oh city "limits, and theu the farmer will'
iiave to go back to using his old fashioned
plow, because the new one costs to"b much,
and the farmers' wives will go baoktoT
making their own gowns, because they
can't get ready-made clothing, andtbe.clty'
people will not get their vegetables and
fresh fruits and posiesat quite such mod
erate prices. Somebody will make money
out of that idea, bat will not be the
farmer or the mechanic.
M
Senator ElUJns on Prosperity.
Very nearly everybody in the country
in the cities of it, at any rate will recall
the small and agile Republican sticking
piaster that used to adorn walls and
hitching po&ts during the Presidential
campaign of 1896. It carried the comfort
ing legend: "A vote for McKinley is a
vote for honest money nnd the chance to
earn itl" The bticking plaster and other
educational devices, much assisted by a
slxteen-mlllion-dollar campaign fund, had
their effect. The necessary votes were
cast, or, at least, counted, for McKinley,
and the voters have a right to expect
that, inasmuch as we hae the candidate
associated with the adhesive prophecy, the
"honest" money and the promised chance
to earn it, ought also to be on hand.
Considered from this point of view,
there is something strange and weird about
the public utterances of leading .Republi
can magnates at the present time. For
example, that self-sacrificing patriot and
philanthropist, Senator Elkins, of West
Virginia, in a Cincinnati interview, recently
said:"Wages mustodown. "Wage-earners
do not wish to see it or believe it, but it
is so. Wages in America stand against any
revival of bubiness "
Mr. Elkins la no worse than others. His
frankness may appear to verge upon bru
tality, but it is much better to have it so.
It is time that the wage-earners of the
United States 6hould awaken from the
trance into which many of them were
thrown by promises and pledges of McKin
ley prosperity. They may as well icaiizc
now as at any future time that, with the
advancing contraction of money in this
country under the McKinley gold standard,
and thestill more rapidly increasingdcinand
for money for Inteiest, debts, and taxes,
asweltasfoi ordinary business uses, wages
indeed must fall and fall disastrously to
those who depend upon them forthclr dally
existence.
Relative to this important; question in
his own State of "West Virginia, Senator
Elkius announces a solution which will
commend itself to the wage-earners who
helped him to carry that commonwealth
into the McKinley column. He finds that
the wav to solve the cheap labor problem
in that locality is to employ negro labor
in the mines That will make the State
safely Republican, nnd reduce the expense
of mining to within the limits prescribed
by conditions of McKinley prosperity-. Of
course the process will throw out of em
ployment and beggar -many thousands of
white .miners and laborers; but the two
great principles, of a pauperized labor
aud reliable Republicanism, will be con
served. Speaking of the change, the Sen
ator says itib firmly established already:
"It Is as effective as white labor, and
docs not combine and conspire, and the
negro spends all he makes;'' while his
white rival saves whatever he can.
The lesson of all tlds teems to teach
itself without requiring any comment.
Hurrah, for McKinley prosperity!
The Prince of Hee-Hnw h.
The world ought to be on the lookout
for terrible happenings of one sort or
another! We know from the history and
traditions of nil pa6b ages that universal
wars, famines and pestilences have been
forewarned to mankind by fefurful signs
and grewsome manifestations. Fierj com
ets would appear, hens would crow, cats
come into the world with more than the
proper complement of heads and tails, and
asbes suddenly be endowed with the gift
of tougues and make after-dinner speeches
If of late we have not seen these
things exactly,we have witnessed occur
rences sufficiently likethcm in character to
produce the tlredfccling whichis the pre
cursor of nervous prostration. The vera
cious airship has hovered over all parts of
the countiy at once, freaks of varied and
panguinary description havemultiplled.and
the after-dinner act once more has been
performed by our national Balaomite,
Chauncey M. Depew.
Of the latest outbreak little need be
said, and that little In a charitable spirit.
There ife unconscious pathos in its confes
blonal reminiscences. He tells how often
he has been on the point of being crowned
with high official honors, only to have the
cup snatched from his eager, panting lips
He does not say perhaps does not realize
why this was thub; but anybody else could
tell him Invariably it h'ns been because
the fountain of honor Tor the time beings
hailed to Investigate his personality with
the Inevitable result.
Go thy harmless ways, Depew. When
the after-dinner habit is strong upon thee
a kindly public, not to put thee out of
countenance, always says: "Brethren, let
us bray!'
The Wild Boer Hunt.
The mischievous young Emperor of Ger
many is at his old tricks He is said to be
anj thing bub friendly to Amcnca and
Americans, and, if that. is a fact, he ought
to be abhamed of himself for borrowing
one of our favorite amusements-that of
twisting the tall feathers of the British
lion. It is announced in our European dis
patches that this "youthful despot" has
concluded a firm treaty of peace and
amity with the Orange Free State; follow
ing another, negotiated some time ago,
with the Transvaal republic. Now, this,
as it seems, Ib rather a direct slap at
the dignity of Great Britain, which power
is supposed to be protector, suzerain and
several other things to the small states of
the South African country. Protection,.
suzerainty -and such mattere'arc supposed
to involve the right of a "paramount"
country Jto supervise, arrange or veto the
fortign policy of the community or com
munities under .the dominating "influ
ence." Therefore, this latest manifeata-
tkm , trf 'Germanl diplomacy appears toi ni
Y0tT'lhe f0a -a&X-f-ftlHjr the Kaiser nord
j,eHH4eAiricuarepuuiiepnfuvuiariyi;iri,B
1Tow England may .view the "rnpproche-;
1"" "' - - tuiMV
j.iire arc Riuyc itawuo xut huiu&iug
that the whole present trend of the Joint
imperial policy in Europe is directed to
the purpose of seeing bow much the British
empire can be made to stand .without
fighting. We suggested Thursday, that
the fighting point might be reached quite"
sooa.in consequence of some understanding
Iwtween England and Trance, relative
to the JEastern Question, which the warn
ing of -M. Hanotnux to the Turkish am
bassador, at Paris, would indicate hud
been arrived at. "
War preparations against the Transvaal
are being pushed" at home and In Cape
Colony. Who knows hut that the signal
for the European discussion with annios
and navies may not be sounded from that
quarter, instead of from Greece or Crete I
If Gen. Miles is going to Crete in order
to learn something about war, which is
he going to study, the Greeks or the Turku?
It has been observed by one or two
frivolous newspapers that the present ad
ministration runs to whiskers. But Mr.
Itecd doesn't. He stays right where he is
The Chinese section of the Nashville
Exposition ought to be something gor
geous. Up to date 600 Celestials claim
ing to be employed in connection with it
arc here or on the Tvay. The aulhoites
have placed a limit of 250 upon the num
ber to be admitted, and the remainder will
have to walk back.
One of Gen. Grant's strong character
istics waR that he never slopped over; and
it would bedellghtfulif someof his biogra
phers -would follow his example.
The Greeks are overloaded with sympathy
from the various other Christian nations
of the earth. They have sympathy to
burn; and it is just their luck that It Is not
the kind of stuff to use lor kindling.
One may venture to say that Sir Julian
Pauncefote will not follow up this prece
dence question. It is ngainbt his prin
ciples to follow anything.
There doubtless are very strong reasons
for asking the President to pardon Mr.
Chapman, who endeared himself to many
people in high position by his heroic de
termination not to answer awkward ques
tions. Some of the reasons mny be of
the campaign contribution variety, bub
there is no question that others are highly
and painfully personal.
The Idea hav Ing spread In the South that
the flood would make a difference of
1,500,000 bales in the nextcotton crop, the
New Orleans Times-Democrat warns farm
ers against the dangers of overplanting,
and asserts that the decreased j'ield will
not amount to a quarter of that claimed.
Britlbh South African policy Is disgust
ing Senators .formerly favorable to the ar
bitration treaty. Walt until the Drltish
cat gets out of the Hawaiian bag. Then
what?
There will be a lively fight in Maryland
over the election of the legislature which
will elect a successor to Senator Gorman.
There are many aspirants for that states
man's shoes One of them is named Mudd
As Scn.'vtor Gorman desires to tutcced him
self, that mny be the common name of all
of them at the end.
A general election of representatives to
the National Assembly will be held in Cuba
during the latter half of May. The body
so elected will meet at Giiajniarito.anilin
September elect a successor to President
Clsneros.
lb is bald that Public Printer Palmer has
asked the Attorney General for an opinion
as to whether or not the civil hervice re
form law legally .applies to the Govern
ment Printing Office. It may or it may
not; but its hold Beems to be weakening
pretty much all along the line.
Ambassador Hay Jbas met with his
first diplomatic reverse. He demanded
the log of the Maj flower, butit was seled.
by cx-Arnbassador Baja-rd. Col. Hay is
not meeting expectations He should have
"went for his 'leven-lnch bowie knife"
and held Mr. B.'s "nozrte ag'in the bank"
until he surrendered that historic bit of
timber. We fear that wealth and luxury
have effeteJ Col. John Hay.
Respect and gratitude ar due to the
organizers of on arduous triumph. New
York Tribune. ?
Prolonged study of this Delphic utter
ance enables ub to guess that It really
refers to the Grant Celebration.
GHEAT BRITAIN'S REPLY.
An Answer to the Bering Soa Note
Hxpected Shortly.
London, April 30. Col. John Hay, United
States ambassador, had a long conference
with Lord. Salisbury at the foreign office
this afternoon upon the Bering Sea ques
tion. Great Britain's reply to, the American
Government's note will be delivered to Col
Hay within a few days
SPEEDY THlAtT DEMANDED.
Hunter Wants the Bribery Case
Quickly Determined.
-Louisville, April 30. The indictments
against ex-Senatonal Nominee Hunter and
his friends and agents, John H. Wilson
and E. F. Franks, for conspiracy to bribe
legislators, were called up in the circuit
court at Frankfort by their attorneys to
day. A speedy trial was demanded, and ib was
referred to the next trrm of the court
Good Example for Corpses.
(From the Chicago Tribune.)
The Beaver County (O. T.) Signal in
writing up a recent funeral, thoughtfully
remarked that "the corpse, tastefully ar
rayed in "white, lay quietly in the coffin."
We heartily commend that corpse for its
quietude under iiuch circumstances. A
corpse which clambers out of the coffin
and goes cavorting around is almost cer
tain to get itself diblikcd.
Too Sweet to Live.
(FrpnltheNew York Advertiher.)
Ambassador Hay is said to be well liked
in London. Bayard's sweetnebs was al
most' too sweet when it came to be boiled
down, and the change is piobably a le-lieJs
i Ti hi in nn ii lUaftuM rum I nut fur
tbe lastJtlme'tHgTtom:&o llBten'toargu-
Imentsrit will maijuiiiJiayJL0 and V
to hand down qafokap, twhlch.timea
icumber of-lmpfrtan6nvB are expected'1
to be disposed or.? -Rently Justice FteJd
ban been a u It e: feeble and for'a week
past he has uoJattftpded thejNsltttng''or,
'the court. He SfctAeabielt'go to his"
clrcultwben-thi J91R adjourns, orjie."!?,
unable to stand theTaHgueur a journey to
'the Pacific coast, which itrtbc circuit over
which he has forego Jong presided, f
A Recently the mbjedrof his retirement
from the bench hfcbebroached to Justice
Field, who 'some "time "ago' attained the
age that enables him to retire. During the
Administration of. President Cleveland,
owing "W his-dislike of that FIxccutive,
Justice Field refused to even consider the
"Tdea of retiring. So great was his hatred
of Cleveland that Justice Field once took
a vow in the presence -of his associates In
the consultation room that he should'never
-permit Cleveland to nominate his successor.
Only death, said 'the venerable old man,
should give the then President the oppor
tunity to do that, r
As soon as his personal ambition has been
-realised Justice Field will retire. He in
tends, should he live, to remain 011 the
bench until August 16 next- Should he do
so he will break the record by serving
longer, by one day, tjian any.'other man
who ever satou ttie SupremeHench. That
man waB Chief JustlceMarsbaliT
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A strange friendship has been formed
flctweeu Senators Fornker, of Ohio, nnd
Tillman, of South Carolina. There are
points of semhlunce between the two mcn(
bub those iu which they differ outweigh
the former. The impetuous senior Senator
from Ohio cannot 110 less than respect and
admire a fighter. He is one himself, and
once haying taken up the Implements of
war, will nob lay them aside until he la
-Tanquished, or the other man is put to
flight. There is much of the same thing in
the makeup of Senator Tillman, though he
lacks the polish of the Senator from Ohio.
Almost dally, when business lags, and
both men have looked over their mail, Mr
Tillman walks over to the Republican
eldo and sits beside Foraker. Here they
spin yarns, and the South Carolinian relates
his early l6yhood experiences and his
latterday political battles, in a manner
peculiarly his own.
In one respect Mr, Tillman differs from
even other man in the Senate. He has
absolutely no use for the Senate restaurant,
for he never eats a lunch. Years ago he
was subject to chronic dvhpepsla. Several
years of struggling with various physicians
and dlffeient nostrums failed to bring
relief. He ijnnlly reached the conclusion
that he ale too much, and could becure
relief only by giving his Btomach a rest
He ceased eating in the middle of the
day. The fight against the cravings of
his stomach, when the utual hour arrived,
was, Senator TillmnajsajB, long and hard.
But his indomitable w-ill triumphed over
the flesh, and tobayhe Ib a stianger to
dyspepsia. ' "
SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
"I wonder," paid the clubman, thought
fully, as he drummedc on the -wlndowsll"
and watched the parade go by, "why they
arc called Odd Fellows?"
"Piobably," salds the major, "because
their brains are' uneven. Any man who
will go marching; down the street with a
millinery store on his head is unbalanced
somewhere." ,
JN
"Bobble," saldMrs. Klttiwink, "do you
know that you 4iae broken one of the
Commandments?"
"Yes," said Bobbie, defiantly, "and
while I'm about itl've a good mind to go
on and break the rest of 'em, m we won't
be plagued with 'em any more."
"Your honor," fcald the officer, as he.
held the small boy by the ear, gently but
firmly, "this kid wuz riding more'n eight
miles an hour in the thickest crowded
streets. ' '
"No I warn't, neither'!' vociferated the
youthful bicyclist "I didn't have but
five miles ter go, and then I was goin
tor set down an' rest!"
"How in the world does Mr. Wnyback
govern his children bo perfectly?"
"I don't know, but I have heard that
when they make themselves sick eating
watermelons he gives thcra a whipping
instead of castor oil, and when they go
In swimming without leave he gives them
a dose of castor oil instead of a whipping.
It is hard on the boys, butit keeps them
in order."
"Aristophanes Athlophorophletathlego
los, compare the adjective, 'sick.'"
"Sick, sicker, sickeSt."
"But suppose it refers to the Sick of
Turkey?"
"Sick, sinner, thrashed."
V'You may. go to the head of theclaisK
Aristophanes."
"But I don't see," said the fisitor, "why
you have hard wood floors aud use wooden
pegs for the houses."
"Tacks," said the Inhabitant of the
bicycler's paradise, "juncture tlre&."
"Oh, I see; and do jou eschew pins
also? And glass? And cutler?"
"Certainly. What were buttons made
for? As for glass, we stay out of doors
whenever there is anything to see, and we
have Rubber bottles and cups and things
for drinking."
The difference between a brass band and
a rubber band'is that the latter is quiet
and useful, and never in the way when it
Ib not wanted.
"Mr Adsmlth seems to be very happy
with his wife."
"Very." ,
"Aud yet everybody thought she had
some serious faults that he didn't know
about." s-l
"Yes; but lie. says that he's been in busi
ness too long not to, know about how
much discount toiaKe orr me auverused
value." t h
PresidentKruger,CpasulGowdy,andMin
ister Angell all wear the same kind ot
whiskers, but thelri manner of speech is
widely disimilar-3 1
The Father of Waters: "Here are all
these peoplcmakinga- fuss and abuslngme,
and damning me, and calling me names
because I am tryingi to get rid of this
superfluous water. pWJiat do they expect
me to do with it-pilcH up in tbemiddleof
the channel or makeia hole through the
crust of the earth and lose it?"
'
"Once," said Unolo Remus, "Brer Buz
zard make er meal off Mr. Hawk, what
he found stuck on the p'int er a fence
picket. 'Hit's a mighty roundabout way
ter git chicken-pie,' says Brer Buzzard,
Bezee.' Mr. Reed is not President, but if
he can keep the country stuck on a fence
picket long enough he will get his chicken
pie. A Solemn Warning to Reed.
( From the Springfield Republican.)
Everything is "forgiven a good and wise
autocrat, and ro it wilHbe with Speaker
Reed, if his present policy ot running the
Hoiibe helps to bi ing prosperity back, to ;is
But an autocrat who falls has but one
chance of appeal and that he must make
to heaven. "--
ITS- -M-y
s-"" " "''- ;.- t,
Well Behaved?TiM9h 3E?fS?tted4
?- 'bj Missionaries., '"' "
'"XTdelegatlon'df Mohave I ndlans from tho
Colorado Biver Indian agency, in Yuma
county, Ariz., called to pay tbelr respects
jto Secretary Bllas yesterday. They bad no
'axrtd erlnd.butcatueto see Washingtonand
JrsTi'
to establish socialrelations! with the Sec
retary owtHG Interior and the Commifi
eloner orIncilan affairs. Chief Book-a-Bqwtolda
reporterfor The,Tiiuen tbattfie
Mohaves who have re&ldedupou the reser
vation daring the past year have been very
Industrious and obedient Some of the
reservation Indians have earned consid
erable money in transporting whites in and
out ot the agency, bringing in supplies for
the white employes, and in freighting sup
plies for the agehcyfroui the steamboat
landing to the warehouses of the agency.
With the money thus earned they buy
provisions and clothing for'lhemselves' and
their families. Three of the agency In
dians, Chief Hook-a-"Row, Cooch-a-Way aud
To-Ma-Ka, conduct small stores at their
camps, and after each pay day they pro
ceed to the Needles in small rowbo.it and
purchase supplies, which mainly conblst of
sugar, coffee, flour, calico, overalls, shirts,
handkerchlefd aud yeast powder, which
they sell to other members of, the tribe
at a reasonable profit, receiving Instruc
tions from the agent and clerk in regard
to buying goods, the profit to be added and
the manner of keeping accounts.
, Polygamy is no longer practiced among
tho Mohave Indians. They have given
up the practice of employing "medicine
men." Ihey still cremate their dead,
but not until the agency physician has
pronounced life extinct They no longer
burn property of any kind with the body.
They have abandoned the use of sweat
houses us habitations, and now live in
comfortable dwellings with windows,
doors and fireplaces. No crimes were
committed by the Mohaves during the
last vear, and not a single case of drunken
ness was reported at the agency, lhcre
are quite a number of very old, helpless
and destitute men and women among the
Mohavo Indians on- the reservation who
have absolutely no means of support! save
through the charity of their neighbors
There are 300 Indians who wear citizens'
dress entirely and 377 who wear it
partly. The practice of Indian men and
bojs coming about the agency clad only
In a "gee string" is prohibited. All are
required to wear at least pants and shirt
, There is not and never has been a
missionary among these Indians. They
know nothing about religion except what
they have learned at the agency schQoJ
where religious services are held each
Sunday during the school term.
Although the delegation of Mohaves
announced that their call was purely social
Itls thought to have relation to the propo
sition to transfer these Indians from the
present reservation to lands which they
will be able, with the old ot Irrigation, to
till. It is said that land in abundance
for this purpose may be obtained In the
valley in the vicinity of the Needles, Cal.,
on the Arizona side ot the Colorado River.
WRKCKS ON LAKE MICHIGAN.
Two VosbcIs Washed Ashore und
Several Lives Lost.
Chicago, April 30. Lake Michigan's tur
bulent waters caused loss of life and the
wreckage of several vessels early this
morning.
John Burns, aged twenty-three, was
w-thcd from the scow Sunrise near Mil
waukee and drowned.
The three-masted schooner Lookout of
Chicago, owned and commanded by Capt.
Olson, was driven ashore near Two Rivers.
Her crew was brought ashore safely but
the schooner wat a, total loss.
The schooner Woolin, loaded with pota
toes, was wrecked near Sheboygan. Life
Eavers rescued her crew.
SPALDING'S TYPEWRITER.
Suid She Was Scared Into Assign
ing Over Her Property.
Chicago, April 30. Miss Louise TJrvin,
8paldlng"s typewriter, was a witness be
fore the Spalding investigating committee
this morning.
Miss Ervin made no denials of her va
rious property holdings, confessed with
nalvette that she could not name a person
of whdm she bought or to whom she sold,
did not know how much she was worth
until the present trouble, and only heaid
from time to lime of thepurchases Spalding
made for her.
She said sne was scared into signing
over her property to AsslgneeLeman after
Spalding had been arrested.
An Absconder's Death.
Mexico City, April 30. Two days ago a
young man in destitute circumstances, giv
ing thonameot U. B. Walker, wasadmitted
to the American hospital. He died within
a few hours, and on hisdeath bedconfessed
that his right name was Charles E. Brod
beck, and that he had absconded from home
at Lancaster, Ohio, with several thousand
dollars last September.
Collision in New Yorlr Harbor.
New York, April 30. While the steam
ship Guvandotte.of the Dominion Line, was
bound out this afternoon, she struck a
float carrying a number of freight cars.
The float was nearly cut in two, a half
dozen of the cars sank, and Andrew Mut
thews, a deck hand, was drowned.
Steamer Struck nn Iceberg.
Halifax, April 30. The steamer Knight
Bachelor arrived today with bows stove
in by collision with an iceberg on Monday
last The shock was terrific. The damaged
boat is a mass of twisted plates and angle
irons.
Troubled of Theosophists.
Buzzards' Bay, Mass., April 30. Henry
B. Foulke has been offered the presidency
of the Theosophical Society in America.
He refused it unless they changed their
policy radically. He says they have
departed from the faith.
Mny Day Strikes Averted.
Chicago, April 30. May day strikes in
butldingtrades will not reach themagnitude
that, has been, feared, as the majority of
the bosses of various trades have agreed
to meet the scale of wages demanded.
For the Relief of Congress.
(From the Chicago News.)
Several hundred worthy citizens of this
republic are In position of gieat discom
fort and positive peril at Washington, aud
it is high time that humane societies began
doing something for their relief. The un
fortunate gentlemen in question went to
Washington about seven weeks ago and
entered a mvsterlous arrangment called
Congress. At last accounts they were all
mixed up and nobody had any idea of the
way out and how to find it.
One Rich Newspaper.
(From the Chicago Times-Herald.)
The Louisville Commercial says edito
rially: "We pay half a million dollars dally
to foreign shipowners for carrying the
goods we buy and sell." Better btop it.
Such reckle&s expenditures in time are
bound to ruin even a prosperous papfr.
Suggestion as to Precedence:
(Frolm the Chicago News.)
will be to let him ride" on the box of
President McKinley's carriage. Under
those circumstances he will takeprecedence
by at-least three feet ot even the Chief
Executive.
CTiS-
ACCOMSHMIWTSJyiriKAai;
Illivrarical'Eirectf airafedera
4-v " Transportation Metb -a-
Hon. Martin- A Knapp, of the JBter-
etato. commerce cominlsMOii, ianigirt
before a large audience atrtbe First
Congregational Church,- delivered-.aa in
teresting lecture upon "SomerGeograpbio
"Effects ot Modern' Methods of Transporta
tion." He Bpoke of the .primary functions
of commerce and the primitive carriages
and rude agencies first employed la the
distribution of commodities.
"Little progress,' the lecturer said,
"has been made for centunesJh.'the
methods of transportation, and all great-
advance in other directions was ad
justed to a mode of conveyance whicn
was practically fixed and. unchanging.
The advent of steam propulsion bar even
radically altered the whole social fabric,
and the rapidity of Its development nas
resulted in phenomenal changes jn com
merce, population and industrial con
ditions." "Motive power," he continued, 'lies at
the foundation of all sqtial progress and
advancement
"Itls a matter of fascinating import hq.w
for age af tertige the" motive power remained
practically unchanged, until all at once into
the structure of social and Industrial life
was thrust the new mode of steam conv ey
ance, the foundation of all activity aud-pro-gress.
"The advent of steam with Its new und
marvelous powers was one of the greatest
events of the world. It changed the social
order, altered all mode of travel nnd com
merce.andlnaugurateda revolution phpaum
enally radical. New incentives have been
giveri energy, making for us our great
wealth. Its industrial and economic effect
has been more or less distinctly geographic
Thedirectlon of commerce, themovementof
population, the condition of labor, and all
the8urroundlngsandcharacteristicsof social
life have ben radically affected.
"Tho most marked, as well as suggestive
feature ot steam transportation, is that its
possibilities are exhaustless, and with In
creased bpeed, enlarged capacity, and cost
lessened, even our general environments will
be greatly changed ere long.
"The consummation of the Siberian rail
way project will have an enormous and In
calculable effect upon the social lire of
the day, and will materially affect the
military strength of the whole world
"Steam has enlivened what we call com
petition, but what was formerlj held in
check by slowness and cost. The area of
distribution has been enlarged, bringing
renewed btrife of labor and struggle of
trade. Great enterprises have been made
and corporations formed, employing-ilally
more capital, making greater buiueb and
greater progress The products of the
whole earth are now used by one nation,
lnvenlivefacultles have been Increased, and
closer contact with the world in commer
cial enterprise is leading to a real broth
erhood of mankind, joined together, and
the magnificent fabric of social life of man
is ceasing to be longer local or even na
tional Iu thought and achievement.''
Anxious to Get on the Rolls.
The Tanks ot the vvould-bc officeholders
was increased yesterday by the following
named, who desire positions in the Treas
ury Department:
G. L.Jones, Indianapolis, Ind., to be aud
itor for the Navy Department at Washing
ton, D. C; C. A. Brown, Marion, Ind., Jto
be deputy auditor of the Treaoury Depart
ment at Washington, D. C; S. S. Mathers,
Washington, D. C, to be deputy auditor
for the War Department at Washington,
D. C; T. W. Draper, Denver, Col., to be ns
sayer in the miutat Denver, CoI.;CharIesE.
Lovett, Brooklyn, N. Y., to be assistant
appraiser at New York city; John T.
O'Hara, Brooklyn, N. Y , to be assistant
appraiser at New York city; A. L. Morri
son, Santa Fe, N. M., to be collector of
Internal revenue at Santa Fe, N M ; C. S.
Adams, Greeley, Col ,tobe collector or In
ternal revenue at Denver, Col.; II C Fer
guson, Houston, Tex., to be collector of
internal revenue at Houston, Tex.
Death of Col. Horace Jewett.
Adjt Gen. Ruggles was notified yester
day that Col. Horace Jewett, of the
.Twenty-first Infantry, at riattsburg, N
Y., died at 5:15 a. nr today oriniiamma
tlon of the brain. Col. Jewett was sixty
three years old and eligible to be retired
at his own request March, 1306- He had
made application for retirement and his
papers would have been prepared tomor
row. He became a first lieutenant in the army
May 1 5, 1861 ; captain, December 31. 1862;
major, January 31, 1882;lieutcnantcoloael.
August, 1886", and colonel. December,
1891. He was In many of the heaviest
engagements during the war aud was bre
vetted captain for gallant and meritorious
services.
The death of Col. Jewett will cause the
promotion ot Lieut. Col. Kline, Ninth In
fantry, to be colonel: Major Ewers, Ninth
Infantry, to be lieutenant colonel; Capt
Galbraith, Eleventh Infantry, to be major?
First Lieut. Travers, Eleventh Infantry,
to be captain, and Second Lieut. Enllne,
Twelfth Infantry, to be first lieutenant
Navy Department Orders.
The Navy Department has Issued orders
as follows: Assistant Surgeon B. C- Brod
rick, for examination for promotion May
3; Assistant Surgeon F. C. Cook, detached
from the Vermont May S to report to the
Wilmington May 10; Lieut. Commander
G. Blockinger, sick leave extended one
month; Capt. A. Kuntze, commissioned
commodore Irom Aprir"6; Commodore 11.
Sicarrt, commissioned rear admiral from
April 6; Lieut. R. G. Davenport, commis
sioned lieutenant commander from March
14; Lieut. E.. B. Barry, commissioned
lieuteuant commander from March 21.
Plates for New Treasury Notes.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing
is engaged in making plates for the five
and two-dollar bills of the last series.
These bills when printed were too dark
and the numbers too indistinct for rapid
use at the banks, and the Treasun De
partment received many complaints con
cerning them.
To remedy this evil new plates are being
made, which "will make the bills much light
er In color, and the figures in the corner ot
the bills will be plain and distinct.
2dr. Wntterson's Stipulation.
(From the Louisville Courier Journal.)
Thcreisgettingtobesucha demandupon
our space by witnesses of the airship that
we shalT hereafter expect one hard-boiled
egg or Tried oyster with each airship, ex
cept a schooner.
Inexpressible.
(rrom the Chicago Dispatch)
Newspaper readers are patiently wait
ing for the United States Senate to ex
press its opinion of Senator Hoar.
Bears, Forbear!
(From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.)
A bear tried to hug a Tennessee girl and
retired from the attempt with two crushed
rib's" and a fractured breast bone.
- Not So Warm After All.
(From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.)
TVli. Mason's well meant effort to put a
firecracker under the Senate chair was
coldly received by that body.
Hi Present Problem.
(From the Memphis Commcicial-Appl.)
We should like to know whether- the
Hon. David B. Hill's motto reads, "I am
a sack-coat Democrat," 'or "I am a
BWidlow-taU-JDercocrat'
WOODWARD
- MLOTHROPf
- 10th, Utk aid F Sts. N. W,
-A" Modern Hoiefuniishint
Department.
Every housekeeper J bow inter
ested Jn the Spring- taouse-sleunlug,
and doubtless- will, need some or
the many helps we laave in our
great Housef arnishlug store. Lvery
known lubor-saving deviee is ttiere
uud umiiy sorts of recent JnveutioH
each with 11 distinctive -feature nnd
some particular point of merit t
recommend it. Time, worry, an
money may be saved by -vis-tlug:
this great houbc-mpply department
which carries the largest and most
complete assvirtment of tue bsfc
uihUok of iJoiiseiuruisimig jhubm
of iPhiluderphia. We also show k
wonderfully complete line of CJlna
ware, Glassware, Woodenware, Tin
ware, etc., and ior like nuai.ties
the prices ure the, lowest powsibler
to name.
FEATBKH DUSTEHST
Small Ostrich Feather Dusters, eacb....G
Uimce fancy Wool jj asters, each .... ..too
Ostrich Feather Dusters, each ........iuo
Extra Quality Ostrich Feather Dusters, f
each ' -5
T-urKey Feather Dusters, each -po
LrmghandlesforlJusters. '",'.:"4tm
Other styles and qualities, up to 5".C0
each. J
BRUSHES. , tT
Wire Fastened Dust Brushes, each 10o.
Scrub Brushes ,M
Palmetto Scrub Bnishes.large, each-..loo
SmallHand Scrub Brushes, each Jo
ExtraQualltyDustBrushes.each.. -u"
Best Handled Hcrub Brushes, each .. ?a
LongHandled Window Br ushes.each nuo.
Long Handled Floor Sweeps, each 1 00
BROOMS AND 3JOPS.
ThreeString Brooms, each. .....--.-.-iGo
Ladies' Little Queen, Light-weight
Brooms, each... - uo
Four String, Extra Quality Brooms, -
each .- 00
Best Straw Carpet Brooms, each iv
Patent WireFasteningMopStIcks,cach..lO
Cottoaor Twine Mops, each ....loo
Mop Sticks for Brushes or Mops, eaclu.lOa4
Self Wringing Mops, with Cloths, each..3Co
CARPET SWEEPERS.
BisseirsI'ilgrimCarpctSweepers.cach-Sl.DO
Bissell's Curved Back Carpet Sweepers,
each .. -- o
Bissell's BestCyco Bearing Sweepers,
each 3-00
Sweeperettes' Moquette Double Action ;
Sweepers.each "',
HOCS I -CLEANING SOAPS. i
Host Star Soap percake - 30'
Pearhne, feoapine, or Babbitt's. 1776, ,.
percake - -- 4
Gold Dust per 9 small packages ..-5c
Proctor & Gamble's Cincinnati Oleine ;
hoap. cake w.... c
Ivory, Babbitt's, or Borax Soaps, per
cake -aOf
W. &. L. Pure White rioatlng Soap, 8
cakes .....25o
W. 5c L. Pure Laundry Soap, per 2-lb.
bar 10or
Sapoliopercake. 7o
HOUSEHOLD HARDWARE. ""
Sharp Pointed Icel'icks.each BO;
Good Wooden Handled Tack Hammers, -
each - 5Ci
Best Solid Metal Tack Claws.each ..10c
Garden Trowels, each 5o
WeetllnKForks.rornowergardeas.oach.. 5o
Barrel Tacks, assorted sizes 2. lbs. for . 5cv
MattlngTacksperpackages . -.-5cv
Steel Saws, each -5o
Best Monarch Can Openers', each ..lOoj (
JAPANNED WARE.
JapaneseBreadorCakeBoxes.each ....ZBoj,
JapaneseSugar orTeaCanisters.each.. ocj
Japanese Flour Bins, each ,.........-.6Uo
Japanese Chamber ralls,each 20o
JapaneseCuspIdors.each S
JapaaeseFootTubs.each.... -oc
JapaneseCoal Hods, each loo .
Japanese Sponge Baths, large, each..3.5 t
Japan et.eSaItBoxes,glassllnIng,each..25o
JapaneseCandleSticks.each 00, ,
WOODEN WARE. '
5-ft- Step Ladders, well made and
stronu, each o5q:
Cedar aerub Buckets, each 12ok
Best Electric Hood Cedar Wash Tube,
pn.ru 50oF
Odar Clothes Pins, per doz lot
Tli--irtwl fTlnftioa T.lnon pnch IQoT
10oJ
5oi
5ot
rawer.. Slv75
Twine Dish Mops, each
Wooden Towel Rollers, each.
4-ft. Kitchen Tables, with drawer.
Khplf Panpr. honloreri. nor 10 vards.. 5oh
Wooden Chair Seats, perforated, each. So,
Clothes Wringers, rubber rolls, each..S1.50
KIT CHl'X 1 1 1 ON WAR E.
Secular Flat Irons, per lb 4a
BnghtFmlshcd Flat Irons, per Ib 6or
Mrs rotts Best Irons, per complete 4
sot 6Sot
Small Steel Fry Pans, each 60I
Acme Fry Pans, each -12of
Regular Oblong Griddles, each 25ot
Oblong Black Drip Pans, gas stoves,
each 12oj
TTNWAIU:.
Tin nam Boilers, each 19c
Tin Wash Boilers, each 35o
Tea Kettle Steamers, each 25o
Tin Watering Pots, each 10c
Tin Coffee Pots, each.. 7o?
Tin Quart Cups, graduated, each...... 5o
Tin Buckets, covered, each 5ok
Copper Bottom Wash Boilers, each... 590
GALVANIZED WARE.
Galvanized Refrigerator Pans, each..20o
Galvanized Dish Pans, each 25o
12-qt Galvanized Buckets, each 20c
Galvanized Watering Hots, each 35o
Galvanized Chamber Pots, each 2oo
4-gal. Galvanized Garbage Pail, with ,
cover .....3oo.
Galvanized Wash Tubs, each 50cr
COOKING STOVkS & ACCESSOHIEsV
Seamless, Solid Iron Tank: Oil Stoves, h
each 45o;
One-burner Gas Stoves, each 15o
Two-burner Seamless Iron Tank Oil
Stoves, each 90o
Best Double-burner Gas Cookers, each $2.00
Wolff Gas Ranges, with boiler, each. SS 00
Best Tan End Gas Tubing, complete, -
per ft 3o,
Oil Stove Ovens, each bOo
Russia Lined Gas Ovens, each S1.50
BestCrown Asbestos Mats, 2 for 5c
LAWN MOWERS.
We carry only the best and at a low
price, and call attention to the specials
we are now offering in a high grade 12-
in. Mower, complete, at
S2.75 EACH. ,
GARDEN HOSE.
26-ft Lengths Garden Hose, withvnoz-
zle Sl.25
25-ft. LengthsGuaranteedGardenHoe, -
with nozzle -. - .- 00i
Reels, Nozzles, etc, sold separately. 5-
BASKETS. ""
Oval Clothes Baskets, each 35o
Square Covered Willow Clothes Ham-
' pers, each - S1.3o
Scrap Baskets, each 25c
Large CoveredMarketBaskets.tach.. 75o
Strong Willow Trunks, for laundry or
travel, each ..4 00
Extra StrongLaundry Baskets, each . 6O0
Covered Indian Hampers, each $100
MIRRORS. -
5x7-ln. American Glass Mirrors, each 60
9xl2-in. American Glass Mirrors, each 25c
10xl4-in- American Glass Mirrors, eacli 40o
13x2l-in. American Glass Mirrors, each75o
5x7-in. Best French Plate Glass .Mirrors
each ... "5o
Sxio-ln. Best French Plate Glass Mir-K 4.
rors, each 50o.
9xl2-in. Bet French Plate Glas Mir- ,
rors, each - 7Co
10xl6-in. BestFrenchTIate Glass Mir- t -
rors, each ..$l.25i
Larger sizes up to $4 00 each. -
ICE CREAM KKEEZLRS.
2-qt. Ice Cream Freezers, each S1.35
3-qt. Ice Cream Freezers, each. 1 50
4-qt-Ice Cream Freezers, each 1.95
6-qt. Ice Cream Freezers, each 2.75
S-qc. Ice - ream 1'reezers, each 3 50
10-qt. Ice Cream Freezers, cach..... 4.S5
14-qc Ice cieam Freezers, each.. 0.7Q
larger ami special sizes to oruer.
DECORATED DINNER WARE.
We call especial attention to our 5 new
open stock patterns which can be bought
by the complete set or single pieces
100-pc. English umncr Sets, complete..$5.95
112 pc.English Dinner Sets, complete.. 7.50
11-i-pc. Engl lsh Dinner Sets, complete S.9a
IlS-pc.EngllshDinnerStts.coniplete, 10.00
112-pc. English Dinner Sets, filled In
design 12.00
115-pe. English Dinner Sets, enameled ".
design". 15 00.
115-pc. English Dinner Sets, Royal $
Blue design 16.00-
115-pc. English Dinner Sets, Gold
Illuminated 20.00.
Other new stales and qualities up t?
$10 per set. - ..
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