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WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, MAY 9.
The Fate of The.saly.
When the Greek army fled from Larissa
it was claimed at Athens that the Pharsala
position was much stronger, and that it
would be held at all hazards. Since the
retreat to I)omoko3, the same is being said
of that point. But the division ot Gen.
Smoleu&ki, which was the right support
and the chief hope of the Greeks, on the
Pharsala line, has been cut off, not being
able even to hold Volo, which has fallen
Into the hands of the Turks, and has re
tired to Armyros, south of Volo, on the
gulf of that name. Military critics In
Europe consider the passes behind Domokos
as quite defensible; but to defend them
would involve the maintenance of a line
thirty-five miles long, and the small num
ber of Greeks there, not more than twenty
thbusand men, could not do that against
the overwhelming force of the Turks, even
If they were well supplied with artillery,
which they are not. If the forward move
ment of Edhein Pasha is to be continued,
and today it looks very much as if it would
be, the only thing left for the Greek
gcuerals is to impede it all they can,
deatroy communications as they fall back,
and retire bteadiiy toward Athens, hoping
the wliile for foreign Intervention.
From present appearances, they have It
already at the hands of the three Em
perors, acting in conceit through the
Sultan and Edhera Pasha, and that la a
sad situation for Greece. We commented
yesterday upon the reports of Abdul
Hamid's alleged inclination to a policy
of "mignanimity," tempered by his con
viction that the "war party" in Turkey
wotild not tolerate anything less than a de
mand for the possession of The&saly. It
iSigreatly to be feared that something of
that sort will be made the basis of settle
ment. Great Britain may protest, and the
British ministers may declare in Parlia
ment, as they have, that no solution other
titan a restoration of the "status quo ante
bellum" is possible or would be allowed
Bat England's voice and power in the"
matter are about nil, and there uie good
reasons for believing that Russia, Ger
many and Austria have agreed among
themselves to have Gretce crippled on
this occasion beyond any capability to give
them trouble in the future.
Even Vassos has been refused passage
for his troops from Crete to Greece.
Evacuation of Crete is demanded by
Turkey, at the instigation of the Em
perors; but it must be of a kind that
would not add the Greek corps of occu
pation to the fighting force of the Hellenes
All this time both Great Britain and
Prance are strangely silent and appar
ently apathetic. If they have any Idea
of helping Greece it is high time that
they were making some visible movement.
A writer in Harper's Magazine for the
current mouth has been doing some mis
sionary work among Americans who are
likely to travel abroad- He has an earnest
desire to remove any apprehension on the
part of the American that he may find
liis English friends cold, formal and unre
sponsive Some Americans have had this
experience- They have entertained Eng
lish people to the best of their ability,
sometimes doing more for their pleasure
than they could really afford, and then
have gone to Eugland to receive not a
return of the hospitality, not even an
Invitation- The writer of the article had
Just had a conversation with one of these
Indignant countrymen of his- This Ameri
can had received from an English acquaint
ance in return for American hospitality
only the casual inquiry, "Are you going
to Scotland?" He did not know what to
make of it.
Just here was where the writer of the
article got In his missionary work- He
explained to the ruffled American, bird of
freedom the true attitude of the British
lion- He explained that the real meaning
of the Englishman had been that he was
going to his country house in Scotland,
'and that if the American was going there
and wished to propose himself as a guest,
he would tell him when he could come
The American, not being a mind reader,
nor acquainted with English customs, had
not thought this out for himself. The writer
wound up his explanation with this tri
umphant summary of the English charac
ter: "The Englishman never says a thing
Jie docs not mean, never emphasizes, often
cays less than he means, is never elaborate,
not often ceremonious."
The American smoothed Ills plumage,
topped screaming, and went to see the
Englishman on that basis, with many mis-
glvings. He found that he was welcome.
But it Is not recorded whether he came
home and Invited all his friends to see
him with the formula, "Arc you coming to
Kalamazoo some day?"
It really seems as if it might be well, la
giving an invitation of this kind, to say at
leabt as much as one means. The state
ment that the Englishman never says
what he does not mean is a splendid tribute
to the English people, if It is true It
has been the impression that the English
man was good at a bluff. He may not say
nice things which he does notmean; he may
not always bay all the nice things he does
mean, but he has several times made threa ts
to do evil, made most magnificent bluffs
of being enraged and dangerous, and when,
his bluff was called, has meekly and quietly
withdrawn, whilcsomebody else tookposscs
sioa. of the property which did not belong
to the Englishman at all, and did belong
to the somebody else, but which the Eng
lishman meant to have If he could get it
without too much trouble. The man who
prides himself on never shrinking from the
utterance of a disagreeable thing which is
true, Is liable, If he la not watched, to say
many disagreeable things "which are not
true. If the lying faculty is in him, it Is
bound to come out, and why shouldn't it
come out in some harmless little social
pleasantry, which deceives nobody? At
any rate, there would seem to be no harm
In his giving an Invitation in plain, un
mistakable language, to anybody that ho
wants to see.
That Span i bli Loau.
A' characteristic specimen of Spanish
duplicity is exposed in a dispatch from
Havana, printed In The Times of yester
day. Everybody in the United Statei and
Europe knew that Spain was making one
last agonized and despairing effort to
raise -fifty million dollars, with which to
pay interest on the national debt now
due, or to be due within a few days But
In Cuba It appears to have been given
out that the loan was sought for thi pur
pose of paying the troops, whose ttipeud
already is hopelessly in arrears. There
never was the slightest idea that any of
the money which might be realized from
a possible loan would be sent to Cub.i. The
purpose was to meet interest and so stave
off the day of formal bankruptcy, and
then to print as much paper as might bo
necessary to go through th&form of pay
ing the troops.
According to the ncws.theagcntsof the
Spanish finance minister have reported to
him that the money markets of Great
Britain and the continent are definitely
closed against Spain unless and until that
State can bring the war in Cuba to a
close by re-establishing Spanish domina
tion over the island.
This is good news for more than ono
reason. Recent obstruction In the Senate,
to prevent a vote on Senator Morgan's
belligerency resolution, was for the specific
purpose of aiding Spain to raise the money
In question. Now, as that project has
failed, occasion for further Senatorial
tactics in opposition to the resolution
would seem to bo without cause and
merely factious. Inability to negotiate
even so small a loan as S5U.000.000 oa
any terms, ought to show .the Spanish
element in the Congress that the game is
up; that there can be nothing more in it
for them, and that the best thing to do
Is to cease exasperating the people of the
United States in continued attempts to
prevent them from adopting the only course
by which the rights andintercsts of human
ity and the honor and dignity of the
nation can be protected.
"Of Two Evils.
Senator Piatt may have the political
appetite of the cassowary, but he is not
intellectually dense like its companion bird,
the ostrich. He does not hide his head in
the sand at the approach of danger. On the
contrary, he scents the battle afar off, and
prepares to meet It like a man; or, if the
logico f thesituatlon does not seem to justify
that course ot procedure, he is equally
of the Baby Act. The one is as consistent
with the highest view of "good politics"
as the other, and he is "facile prlnceps"
among professors of that art
The tears as well as the astuteness of the
monumental boss are Illustrated In an
encyclical which he has Just now issued to
the faithful In New York. It is a pregnant
document which will strike thedispassionate
reader as beingof the nature ot a Corkoniaa
rather than a papal bull; but of its kind
It is immense. It reminds Republicans of
Greater New York that the danger of
Democratic domination Is Imminent, and
the prospect for it all but certain; unless
overy element of machine, gold, bonds,
trusts and monopolies shall stand shoulder
to shoulder In one last desperate effort to
save the grand American metropolis from
the grasp of the people who inhabit it.
Wc feel quite confident that the Re
publican cohorts will heed the warning.
The party always has been willing to
sacrifice principle to interest, and there
is little leason for doubt that all the
recognized forces of the organization, with
its foreign and financial allies, will march
to the. polls In solid and sometimes multi
plied columns under'ths banner of the
We are unable to deduce apprehension or
panic from such an outlook. The evidence
that the people of New York, as well as
of the whole country, have had enough of
McKinley prosperity; enough of a con
tinuation of Cleveland-Olney Cuban policy,
and enough of several other things, renders
it reasonably plain that Democracy will
not have a hard fight to rescue our biggest
urban community from the control of Re
publicanism, under the benign bossism of
Senator Thomas O. Flatt
Never again let any man be caught say
ing that our British cousins are devoid
of humor. The appropriate and parting
present of a golden pumpkin bearing the
likeness of the ex-ambassador Is a Joke
abcut as neat and apposite as any wo
have yet encountered in this vale of tears.
It appears that the Administration Is
more seriously alarmed over the gold
movement than it would wish to have the
country know. If only it could get that
tariff bill passed It would appeal to the
Congress for legislation to protect It
against a situation created and existent
only through governmental, gold standard
folly. But Mr. McKinley will have to face
a currency discussion or a bond Issue, and
ho fully recognizes the fact.
Windymere, to which boreal retteat
near Cleveland Senator Banna retires fqr
rest, has tho physical disabilities sug
gested by its name, much modified by
the presence of a flourishing-peppermint
Sugar trust circles are in a quandary
about the legal situation. If the President
should take the merciful "priinum tempub"
view of Mr. Chapman's case, It Is not
likely that ho would do the same fur
Messrs. Havemeyer and Searlcs. Perhaps,
on all accounts, it would be better to let
the broker do his time and so appease the
spirit of Republican Justice, which Just
now wants to keep up appearances.
Under the polite pressure of Mr. Cliambcr
lalixlhe Transvaal legislature las repealed
the alien Immigration law, which subjected
foreign residents to renewal of permis
sion to live, every six months, and con
tained other features obnoxious to the
treaty with Great Britain. This may tend
to lessen the chance of war; depending,
of course, upon England's entanglements
The departure of Judge Calhuun for
Cuba Is without sensational feature. He
goes only as legal adviser to Gen. Fltzhugb
Lee in the Ruiz investigation. lie may not
go outside of Havana. Perhaps it Is just
as well. Tho Administration has full and
official knowledge of all the atrocities de
tailed In The Times, and of many more.
There are plenty of grounds for action with
out hunting more. Action itself is the thing
to hunt for.
On leaving London Mr. Bayard said:
"I have been struck with many things,
especially the great charity of the English
people." Then ho waved tho golden
loving cup and departed.
It would be nu graceful thing to send
the Autocrat to Sale Lake City, to repre
sent the Government at the Mormou semi
centennial. Mr. Reed's ideas ot rjnning
a legislature are an exact reproduction
of the late Brigham Young's. The ealnts
would warm up to a man like that.
Weurcglad toobserve thatuolwithstand
Ing that little legal matter down in Erauk
fort, the standing of Dr. Hunter at tho
White House is reported as "first class."
Therefoie he should be given a first-class
mission, in order to encourage devotion to
"sound business methods'' in politics, even
If they do sometimes result in accidents, etc.
It should interest District Attorney Davis
to know that Mr. Elverton R. Chapman,
ot New York, has establlbhed himself In
the editorial columns of the Washington
There Is one faint, lingering hope for
the Greeks. The army of newspaper cor
respondents might all get together aud en
velop the Turk in their wrath.
They voted down a resolution to let
women be notaries public in the State
ot Illinois the other day. It is probn;ly
due tc a lingering reluctance to do any
swearing in the presence of Indies.
SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
"What did your wife say when you got
as they met after the all-night run tc-CycIe
"What did she say!" repeated Sprockets
"My dear fellow, do you think I had an
expert stenographer on the spot?"
"Maria," said Culbersou, in a tone of
.forced patience, "I do wish you would
keep this room a little more tidy. Seems
to me things are always lying about in
the middle ot the floor."
"I'll try, dear," said Mrs. Culberson,
That night Mrs. Culberson took tea with
a cousin When she leturned atlO o'clock
she found Culberson raging about in a
vain search for his dressing-gown.
"This is a pretty state of affairs!" he
began. "Here I come home antLcan't find
my slippers, nor my paper, nor my pipe,
nor my glasses, nor anything else When
I left this morning they werehereallrlght"
"Yes," said his wife, "they were in the
middle of the floor. I think if you will
look in the closet, and on the writing desk,
and on the parlor table, you will find them
all safe. '
And they were safe.
"I thought you said you had a small
family," said the dismayed landlord, "and
wanted to get a cheap house?"
"Yes," said the father of five small
cherubs under the age ot six, '"they aie
&malL That's why I wanted a cheap
It passes my comprehension,'' said Muf
fcts, as he wearily paced the room at 3
a. m., "how a human being can find any
fun in howling for two hours on a stretch,
but I suppose John Henry does or he
wouldn't do it."
The next day Muffets went to the ball
game to recuperate after his hard night's
work, and no conversation was possible
within ten seats of him throughout the en
"Early to bed and early to rise, my chil
dren," said Mrs. Specklewlng to young
Teots and his brothers, as night fell over
Two of them were dutiful birds and went
to sleep at sunset and awoke at 3 a. m.
But young Toots thought differently. By
keeping awake till the night was waning
he managed to dodge the chicken thief, and
by not crowing over his good habits he
escaped the vengeance ot the sleepy house
holder. Young Toots was theonly chicken on the
perch next day.
"I always insist,' said DIckcrson, "that
my wife' shall keep account of household
"I don't," said JImsby. "It takes too
much time for me to look them over.'
"I'm afraid," said Mrs. Cornstalk, "that
Maria Jane will never amount to very
much. She don't care nothin' about bcoks
nor cookin', and she's always wantln' ter
go to some party er other."
"I'm afraid we. shall be sadly disap
pointed In Eleanor,'' sighed Mrs. Demil
Uon. "She car.es nothing for her social
duties whatever, and always wants to be
reading or messing about in the kitchen.'
A Place Not Yet Filled.
(From the New York Advertiser.)
The nearest approach to a true vacuum
seems to be the space formerly occupied
by David Bennett Hill, ot Wolf ertr Roost,
In the Democratic part jr.
CAPITOL NEWS AND GOSSIP.
Senator Penrose has blossomed out Into
one of the most pronounced. opponents foe
high tariff rates, on articles, however,
which dtKitdt qnter very largely Into the
public consumption. Numerically, as to
tho articles, he may be considered to be
posing as a tariff reformer. He is just
now, however, in a little hot water on
the painfully embarrassing question of the
duty on hides. The leather men of Pennsyl
vania want free hides, and Mr. Eenrose
and Mr. Quay have to stand in for som6
things which thby, with tho Western Sen
ators, and especially those from the stock
raising States, 'don't want to be free. It
was notbf the cow's hide that Shakes
peare wrote,"thereby hangs a tale," but it
U ono that promises very Interesting tcll
iug all this summer.
A story is told ot Secretary Gage which
illustrates hdw easy It Is to state a fact
and. make if gloriously magnificent, and
how nbsurtl it may bo made when cue is
asked to ",speclfy." The recent gold ship
ments to Europe, while not very large, com
pared with the sum In the Treasury, are
nevertheless of sufficient magnitude to
Mr. Gage is reported as saying that this
was not a subject for berlaus alarm. Ho
was asked if the serious aspect should
present itself what ho would do. "Oh,"
he said, "gohlgoes and comes by the same
bridge, and we shall not cross aver it till
we come to it."
One of the latest schemes to take the
tariff outotpolitlcsls the proposed creation
ot a tariff commission. 1 1 hai been talked
of for some time at the Capitol, but it
appears now to have assumed a shapo
in which it may at least be discussed, pro
viding always that Speaker Recti or Mr.
Dalzell will get It before theHouse through
the Committee on Rules. Mr Towlcr, ot
New Jersey, 1 credited with being the man
who will introduce a bill embodying the
ideas of the scheme.
A. Democrat was asked yesterday what
he thought of the proposition That will
depend, he said, very largely on what kind
of a President appointed the commission.
As a general rule he said Presidential
commisoions are generally as partisan as
the parties themselves. The Civil Service
Reform Commission has been a good thing,
but you notice what an onslaught is now
belug made on the merit system, Just for
the sake of a few offices to enable
Congressmen to keep promises which were
absolutely im-ossIble of fulfillment when
made. I suggest, he said, that they intro
duce a bill for the formation of a money
commission right away. It will at least
give us an opportunity ot showing this
couutry what is the matter with it.
Gen. Grosvcnor, ot Ohio, has recently
made a very curious admission. Justafter
the Republican national convention, he said
that the battle was won, and he continued
to say that with more or less bluster until
the campaign closed. Be saixl the other
day on very good authority that It the
national clcetinn''riad been held in October
instead of November, Bryan would havo
been elected. This ts an interesting ad
mission because at that time the Republi
cans had crawled out of their illogical
position of $he tariff being the sole lssuo
and were practically running a campaign,
on the financial 'question.
People have noticed that there is not a
gushing lot of friendly sentiment in the
Senate chamber ot elsewhere between
Mr. Hanna and the fire-alarm Senator
from the same State. Mr. Foraker, in
the opinion of -the Republicans of the
Senate, was lucky tnf being able to have
his first tilt "WitJ! Senator Gorman, and
they clalu.. Ehat.ue came out ahead in tho
Mr. Hannaha-not distinguished him
self, and there are other things which.
are tending to magnify Eoraker at the
expense ot Mr. Banna.
One of the Republicans said yesterday
that the violent contention now on be
tween the Hnnnaltcs and the fire alarm
ists at Columbus will cauEe all the wounds
that Mr McKinley thought he had healed
to -spout blood again. With all Hanna's
chances for alienating the Forakerltcs
on the matter of the State convention
he was aide to score a point the other
day by a majority of only ono. Some
people say that this indicates at least
that there are candidates against Hanna
in reserve In whom delegates have con
siderable faith , and that they are count
ing on Federal patronage from another
than Hanna for the next six years.
The Republican tariff experts are taking
it easy Mnce the reporting of their bill
to the Senate. Senator Aldrlch, as soon
as he could get away.left for Rhode Island,
where he said he Intended to remain until
the time for calling the bill up for dis
cussion. Senator Allison, who has been
very much engaged with the tariff and the
appropriation measures left over from the
last Congress, started for Dubuque Friday,
and will notreturnuntlla weekhaselnpsed.
Mr. Piatt, of Connecticut, is eujovlug
in absolute quiet the honeymoon which
was denied him byrcasonof the necessity
of his return to vote to report the bill, and
Senator Wolcott" arranged Iris affalrsimme
diately upon the reporting of the measure
so that he could go abroad and labor In
the interest of international bimetaUism.
Thus It happens that the Republican tariff
"tinkers" are out of the city, and business
in that line has fallen off several points.
It begins to look as If the tariff bill
would not tie taken up In the Senate for
general discussion on May IS, the day
.Mr Aldrich designated as the time when
he woutd call the bill up in theSenate. The
Democrats say they cannot get ready in
time on account of the failure ot the Re
publicans to give them the comparative
statement that was promised last Wednes
day. S- u
It Is probaMcthat when the subject
amies up Monday the Democrats will In
sist that the discussion of the bill be post
poned until Tuesday, May 25. This co.11
pniative statement was laid before the
Senate Commitieejti Finance yesterday in
proof sheets in order to fulfill the promise,
made that it should" be ready on Saturday,
A cursory glance at this comparative
statement shows how wotully the bureau
of statistic has miscalculated what the
committee wa ntcd. The buieau of statistics
of the Treasury Department is not, how
ever, to be blamed.or this bureau seldom
gets up It statistics in an intelligent man
ner. The latestJJroduetlon i.? full of errors
and inaccuracies, andcompiledin the form
of an unwieldy volume that will be diffi
cult to handle, and totally wanting in
salleut facts and figures. It bears the
evideuce ot having been compiled in taste.
Frequently the estimated revenue to be de
rived from the Senate provisions has been
omitted altogether, and In some cases
the equivalent ad valorem rate has beenleft
out. There are no totals to the various
schedules. In short, this compilation, for
which so much was promised, affords ab
solutely nothing beyond a maze ot figures
that is unintelligible, aud worse tlan con
fusing. Several Democratic Senators intend to
call the attention ot the-Senatc to tliis mass
of stuff that pretends to enlighten, but
which only confuses., In 1890, when the
McKinley act was passed, and in 1891,
when the Wilson act was in the Senate,
the committee prepared a comparative
btatcment that was a thing ot beauty
it there can beany beauty attached to cold,
hard figures and data and an absolute
comfort to the student of the tariff puzzle.
It was in the shape of a neat and handy
volume, and arranged In such shape that
what one wanted was easily found, andtbe
comparisons plain and distinct. Thevarious
laws were presented In good shape, not
Only their rates, but the exact text, aud
the man who wanted to keep posted had
a fair chance of getting the Information for
which he might be In search. This latter
day production is worse than puzzling; it
derles the penetration ot a tariff expert
and. has set at least two of tue members
of the committee wild with its intricacies
and Its bewildering labyrinth ot figures
In those parts of the bill where the com
mittee has taken such a wide departure
fiom the established customs and policies
of tho Republican party there is no ierer
ence to what the bill will do nor what It
Is expected the departure will accomplish.
Ono looks in vain for a statement as to
what tho tax on tea will bring, what the
incieused tax on beer is expected to yield
and what the additional internal revenue
tax on tobacco will add to the Tieasury
ot the United States.
On these subjects, entirely new in
their relations to a levenue bill, the com
parative statement is absolutely silent.
In short, to get any information, what
ever from this production ot the bureau
of statistics, one must carry in his head
tho text of every bill ever enacted Into
law, and be content to see before his
eyes rigures, figures, figures, and nothing
but figures. Figures may not lie, but
these figures are fairly dazzling and be
wildering, and are enough to drive any
one but an expert to the verge of distrac
tion. Republicans in the Senate are asking
themselves when the olive branch Is to be
held out by the Administration to the Reed
members of the party. There has been a
great deal of talk about what the President
intends to do for Mr. Aldrlch ot Chicago, the
protege of Speaker Reed, but the President
does not appear to be doing anything. Mr.
Aldrlch was first to be sent to Belgium, and
then that place was given to Mr. Storerof
Ohio, In order that that Ohio politician,
If Mr. Slorer may be called a politician,
might be takcacareof.andSenator Foraker
appeased. Mr. Storer goes to Belgium
where he will be convenient to the society
of tho Parisian capital. He will doubtless
make a good minister to that capital, for
the memory of man does not run back
to the period when we ever had any trouble
with that country, and the veriest tyro
In diplomacy could probably fill the bill.
But what ot Mr. Reed and his requests?
It Is now said that Mr. Aldrich is to go to
Havana. No one knows whether Mr.
Aldrlch likes this idea or not, and the
chances are that some other "personal
appointment" will bo made to fill this place.
Just when Mr. Reed is to get the place he
wants far his friend is not at all clear.
Politicians who are accustomed to sizing
tilings up are of the opinion that It would
have been a good thing for the President
to ha ve given Speaker Reed what he wanted
the first dash, out of the box, and then to
havo thrown the box away. In this way
he would have put an estoppel upon criti
cism and disarmadhis enemies. Now, after
all tho firing that has been going on, he
must do something handsome or be con
victed of having trifled with his great
opponent for the St. Louis nomination.
Some time ago a subcommittee of the
Senate Committee on Interstate Commerce
was appointed with a great flourish of
trumpets for the purpose ot taking come
action on the anti-scalping and the rail
road pooling bills, two ot the lea ling
railroad measures that have been re
ferred to that committee. That committee
met and organized, and since then has
done nothing. It can bo stated that noth
ing will be doneat this session of Congress.
While It may be said that the Senate is
desirous of doing something for the rail
roads, that something, whatever it may
be, will not be attempted until after the
Congressional elections this fall.
It Is understood that this committee will
meet some time during the summer and will
digest the interstate commerce laws as a
whole an awfulload for any committee to
attempt to digest and ascertain wherein
amondment is essential At the next ses
sion it will report in. favor of a codifica
tion of all the laws relating to interstate
commerce, with such amendments as may
The laws upon thLs subject are scattered
throughout the statutes at large for the
past dozen years, and no one Is able to
tell Just where the law may be found or
exactly what It contains, unless he happens
to be skilled in that particular branch of
legal knowledge. A codification is said to
be necessary, and in doing this work such
amendments as the railroads want may be
slipped through. It is almost Impossible
to do anything for the railroads while
dealing In the open.
THE rOSTAL, CONG HESS.
Belcluta Delegation Has Won
Fight Against the Powers.
The immediate transit system, which it
was hoped would be adopted by the Uni
versal Postal Congress, has fallen through,
so far as the committee ot ways and means
The delegation from Belgium announced
yesterday that "we have got all we want."
This means that their demand that no re
duction be made in the compensation
paid by sending countries to transit coun
tries haE been conceded by the committee
ot ways and means. This gives a black
eyo to the desires ot the United States,
Great Britain.France, Germany and Russia.
The concession was made to Belgium be
cause her delegates refused to entertain
the proposition of a reduction ot com
pensation, and because they threatened
that, if the 1 eduction should be forced upon
them, their government would withdraw
from the Universal Postal Union.
The only committee which met yester
day, was that having jurisdiction In the
matter of registration, parcelspost, tnd
identification books. The exchange of
ideas was harmonious and there was no
conflict of opinions.
The committee ot arrangements for the
entertainment ot the delegatea will have
a meeting tomorrow. Plans for the pro
jected trips to Richmond, Old Point Com
fort, Mount Vernon, and other places of
interest will be perfected.
Strong Men "Who "Yeigli Little. -(From
the New York Sun.)
There is a notable lot of 6trong small
men before the public. The strong man
ot Yale, Yerrill, weighs 149 pounds only.
The strong man of Harvard, Lovcring,
weighs 100 pounds. Another strong small
man, who is a boy, is William F. Kentnor,
of St. Louis, who weighs only 137 pounds,
and Is enly 5 feet 4 1-2 Inches high.
Three years ago, when he became a Tur
ner, he was described as slight and deli
cate, Perhaps, the American will power
is growing stronger, and works the muscu
lar machinery on which It operates with
greater effect than was the caso with
Be Killed by Proxy.
(From the Cincinnati Tribune.)
When King Humbert of Italy was con
gratulated oahis escape fiom assassination
the other day. he said: "It was a little in
cident ot my business." In that case
he had better let one of the clerks attend
to It hereafter.
Col. Buck All Klgbt.
(From the Atlanta- Journal.)
They say that Col. Buck has already
picked up a pretty good stock of Japanese
words. The country In which Col. Buck
could be lost Is yet to be discovered.
GREATEST VALUE IN
On Monday we put
them on sale about
that are actually and
$ 1 2.50 and $ 1 5 and
we shall give you the
choice of any of them
We want you to regard SIO not as the worth, but
the privilege. Such selling cannot be .done without a
loss. But the weaver of the fabrics stands that
Here's where the strength of the six great Saks stores
benefits you directly. With the immense outlet they
give us we could take advantage of his extraordinary
offer. With our own manufacturing facilities another
saving was possible. And that's how it is we're able
to give you S 1 2.50 and S 1 5 worth of value for S 1 0.
ALICE IN H00D00LAND IL
Alice had now reached a large white
building, from which a confused jumble of
touuda proceeded. Now and then sho
could hear some disconnected phrases, like
"Beer is free, I tell you!" "What are
you doing with my woU2" "Let my bill
alone; you'll chop it all to pieces!" "Here,
don't take so much sugar!" "Wnat arc
you going to do for turkey?" "Don't gob
blu all the money!" and so on. .Mingled
with these cries were heavy thumps and
shouts of "Or-deri or-derl" and shrieks
as if some one were being pounded with a
"Dear me!" thought Alice, in a low
tone, "it sounds very exciting. I won
der If they'll let a person In free."
"Not if you're In thebill," said a merry
looking boy wearing very gay stockings,
who now hurried up the steps.
"What billZ" eaid Alice, hurrying after
"Circus bill," said the boy. "Just you
watch me ride the elephant!" .
"And am 1 in. the bill?" abked Alice, who
was now intensely Interested.
"Guess not," said the boy, over his
shoulder. "There's no tax on kids that I
know of. Whoop! Here we are again, Air.
ilerryman," and the boy turned a somer
sault through a pair of green baize doors
which, seemed to shutoff the noise to some
"1 wonder it I dare go in," contlnned
Alice, in great perplexity. "It did look
like a circus tent, outside. I wonder it
there Is any tax on me," and she care
fully looked herself over. aU except the
top of her head; and, stretch as she might,
It was impnible for her to see that. "I
wonder why they don't like tacks."
"They do, unless they have wheels,"
said an irritablo voice, and Alice turned
rouud with a jump to find an elephant
sitting In the middle of the hall. "This
wheel business is taking away my living,"
the elephant went on. "I want to see it
punctured, and have 'em go on foot or
ride on my back, as they used to. Why,
it things go on in this way, I shall
actually have to pawn my trunk to pay
for ray board and lodging, and then they'll
have me on their hands for good."
"That's all very well," said the boy in
golf stockings, who had reappeared; "but
you don't like to step on tacks in the
dark; you know you don't, wheels or no
wheets. And if you want a job, here, I'll
ride you. Come on."
The elephant gave such a leap at this
suggestion that Alice, in terror, ran oft
down the corridor. As she paused for
breath she iieard a mournful voice call
out, "Where's my bill? I want my billl"
and she saw a very small and forlorn-looking
creature trotting along in a hopeless
way. as if it had no friends or home.
"I wonder what you can be?" said
Alice, quite amazed.
"1 was a bird," said the creature, sor
rowfully, "when I had my bill, but I don't
know what I am now."
Alice tried to think of some bird that
she bad read ot which had no bill, but
she could not remember any, and whde
she was still thinking the creature went
"It was such a pretty bill," it said;
"ever so many miles long, with all sorts
of things in it coal and corn, and beans,
and salt, and spices, and stockings, and
collars, and cuffs, and wool."
Alice thought the bill must have been
something like a pelican's.
"It was all I had to keep house with,"
added the creature, "aud now I suppose
they've gone and cut it up for cunl-wood
Just at this point a lamb came trotting
by. with a blue ribbon round its neck, and
Alice, forgetting all about the lost bill,
started off after it The Iamb ran out ot
tho door in a scared sort of way, and
Alice followed hard after
"He will be wanting me to help mend
his bill," said the lamb, as It paused under
the shadow of a chestnut tree; "and I
don't caro about his bill. All I want to
do is to look after my own fleece. It's
the only suit I have, audit's all wool aud
a yard. wide. It Isn't a dress sult,butit's
"Would, he want to put it in his bill?"
usked Alice, sympathetically.
"I should say he would," replied tho
lamb. "I say, do you suppose you can
unfasten thU collar? It's, the only thing
I have on that belongs to somebody, and
I'm afraid he'll come after it "
Alice did her best to unfasten the collar,
and might possibly have succeeded, had
Bine and Black
Bine and Black
It not been for the irrepressible playful
ness of the Iamb, which persistedin caper
lug about, until the elephant, which had
come up behind very sllenUy, twisted It
tnink in the ribbon, and set off at such a
pace that It seemed certain that the lamb
would die of strangulation. Alice watch
ed them out of sight, and felt quite saxl
It was such a pretty little Iamb.
- "But," she said to herself, wisely, ''Iambs
and elephants weren't meant to be yoke
together, anyhow, I do suppose."
AX AHBITRATTON T?LXX.
iliihons Trying to Do Away "With
New York, May 8. Last week the board
of walking delegates sent a letter to
President Condon, of the Mason Builders'
Association, requesting a conference with
a committee of the board to arrange for
the appointment of a permanent arbitra
tion board to do away with sympathetic
strikes. The plan suggested was to have
an arbitration committee, composed of
five employers and five members of tho
board of walking delegates, which should
have power to settle all disputes In the
building trades, and call In an umpire, if
the committee could not agree, whosu
decision should be final.
It was thought at first that the mason
builders had Ignored this letter. Today,
howeverit "was announced that a reply
had been received from Mr. Condon, stat
ing that a special meeting of the mason
builders will be held to consider tha
proposition of the board.
Cuttle Thieven at Work.
Cheyenne, Wyo., May 8. The notorious
Hole in the Wall gang of cattle thieves
is committing depredations in Johnsou
county. The gang has been looting the
sheep camps along the Powder River.
Since the killing of Deputy Sheriff Dean
the gang has realized that its members
are outlaws and has decided not to visit
the towns. The cattlemen will orgauiza
to wipe out the rustlers.
Deaths Through Poisoned "Wates.
Louisville, Ky., May S. A special from
Pikeville, Ky , says that some one put
poison in Ball Creek Spring, several miles
above there, and, a3 a result, several pur
sons died and five moro are dying fruin
drinking the water. There Is no clew to
the murderer. Ambrose Free's son, a farm
hand, and a peddler named Hess, Anmo
Low, a child, and an old colored man art
those already dead.
Valuable Mines Sold.
Morella, Mex., May 8. A copper mine
near Ario, In the state of Marcoalii, has Jost
beenscldfo a syndicated London capitalists
for$400,fi00. The Texas Santos gold mine
in San Diegracia district, has been sold
to an Anglo-Mexican mining company fop
Lehigh "Wins at Lacrosse.
South Bethlehem, Pa., May 8. Lehigh
easily defeated Harvard at la crosse here
this afternoon, by a score of five goals to
one. The game was one of the prettiest
exhibitions cf its kind seen here for &om
Philadelphia, May 8. The joint special
committee ot the State legislature to in
vestlgatcthe management ottheeastern and
western penitentiaries, has decided to do
nothing until Monday.
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