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THE MORNING TlMff,, MOST DAY, MAY 10, 1897.
W WEEK IK CONGRESS
Nfo Probability of Mr. Morgan's
Cuban Resolution Passing.
DEBATE WILL CONTINUE
The Vote. "When Benched AVI 11 Be n
a. Motion to liefer to tlie Foreign
Relations Coininittec Ileiiubllcuus
lropone to Use Cuba for a Fall
If Senator Morgan believes liis resolu
tion granting belligerent rights to tlie
Cuban insurgents is to bepeimitted to pa-1
the Scuate, that Senator ia lal-orlng under
a misapprehension of which lie will be
disabused ere long. There is not a better
or stronger friend of this oppiessed people
than, the Senator from Alabama, and he
lias lor several weeks been calling up his
resolution and pressing it to a -vote, enly
to courteously yield first to the importu
nities of one Senator and then another.
.Last week Senator Hale, who is the
most avowed friend of Spain in the Senate,
made the broad statement that he did not
intend to delay for delay's nke, but if the
Senator would hold himself in check for a
few days Mr. Hale said he should be will
ing to let the question come to a vote.
Mentally, Mr. Hale winked his other eye
when he made this apparently candid
The debate will continue, however.
There will be little or nothing before tUe
Senate this week. The conference report
n the iLdian bill "will not take rnuch
Sime, aud the House is supposed, will not
jesitate long Qver the sundry civil bill.
There is .little hope of that getting out
of the way midweek, though, however,
much employes may long for that extra
month's pay. Senator Allison, who was
In charge of the hill, and will be the mana
ger of the conference on the part of the
Senate, is in Iowa, and will not return
By agreement the tariff will not come up
until the 16th, and that date is likely
to be shifted ahead, so that Mr. Morgau
aud his lesolutlon will have full swing.
The prediction is made that when Mr.
.Morgan finally gets a vote it will be on a
motion to refer the resolution to the
Committee oa Foreign Relations, and
.there it will slumber peacefully and
camly, awaiting the signal f ronf the 'While
House, for its resurrection.
President McKiuley Is not yet ready lo
recognize the insurgents in Cuba as bel
igerents, and when he is ready so to do he
will do it without thepassagcof any resolu
tion. The Administration men in the Sen
eto have quietly passed the word along
that Mr. McKiuley does not want this rcso
lutionpassed. Mr. Hanna.wholsnotniuch
of a statesman, but who does know the
mind of the Tresldent, intimated this to
several of his colleagues, and &o have
Senators Proctor, Davis, Cullom, and
Thurston, all of whom have a friendly
entree at the Executive Mansion.
Mr, McKiuley, like Mr, Cleveland, docs
not propose to have this resolution forced
upou him and the Republican party, as
everybody knows, has a much firmer grip
on its legislative machine than did the
party; Jieaded by Mr. Cleveland. For this
reason the resolution will be put to sleep.
Administration Republicans say that this
docs not mean that McKJnlcyls notfriendly
to the Cuban people. He simply wants to
await his own time. He will do nothing
until his old friend W. J. Calhoun returns
from Cuba, and if tiie report of that confi
dential agent justifies newspaper reports
then it is piobable the President may take
up the Cuban question and startle the
There is another and a far more potent
reason behind the seeming indifference of
the Republicans. Every effort Js to be
made to secure the enactment of the tariff
bill by the first of the new fiscal year.
If, within a couple of months, prosperity
docs not smile upon the country and good
times do not begin to appear, this Cuban
business will be worked for political ends
for the effect it may have upon the ap
proaching Congressional elections. Mr.
McKinley has had an abundance of advice
on this score. The next House is to be
kept Republican, if that be possible, at all
hazards. If the settlement of the tariff
does not break open the horn of plenty
and permit its contents to scatter through
out the land, then, according to the state
ments or Republicans w1k have been dis
cussing this subject in secret, the people
are to be made 'to forget tne conditions
that confront them through an appeal to
their patriotism and their friendliness for
an oppressed and downtrodden race.
The jingoes will be turned loose, the
eagle will scream, and a brush on paper
at least gor up with Spain over our inter
ference in Cuba. Under the furore that
It is hoped will accompany this outburst
the elections, the Republicans hope, will
be carried and the Administration saved
the humiliation of a part or the legislative
branch being placed under the control of
-aa opposite party. This is fald to be the
program and ib now remains to be seen
whether subsequent events will- permit
it to be cairicd out.
A Bootblack's Serious Offense.
John Black, a colored bootblack, sixteen
years of age, was arrested early this morn
ing by a policeman in the Fourth precinct
for fclonous assault upon Mary Ray, a
fourteen-year-old colored girl, living in
Allen's court, between M and N streets
EouthwesL The assault was made Fri
day night, and complaint in the case was
made by the girl's employer. Black was
turned over to Policeman Phillips and
locked up ia No. 5 station-house.
ONE OF TWO WAYS.
The bladder was created for one purpose,
namely, a receptacle for the urine, and as
iuch it is not liable to any form of disease
except by one of two ways The first way
Is from imperfect action of the kidneys.
Tho second way Is from careless local
treatmcut of other diseases.
Unhealthy mine from unhealthy kidneys
Is the chief cause of bladder troubles and
suffering so painful lo many that life is
made miserable. The womb, like the blad
der, was created for one purpose, and If
left alone Jtis iictllablc to become diseased,
except in rare cases. "When in position the
womb is situated back of and very close
to the bladder, and foi that reason uay
fllstTess, disease, or inconvenience mani
fested in the kidneys, back, bladder, or
urinary pasyige, is often by mistake at
tributed to female weakness or womb
irouble of some sort. Tho eiror is easily
mane and may be as easily avoided by
paying a little attention to the uiine (see
pamphlet). The mild and extraordinary
effect of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, tho
great kidney, liver, and bladder remedy,
is soon' i eallzcd. It stands the highest for
its woudei ful cures. If you need a medicine
you should have the best. At druggists,
fifty cents and one dollar. Fou may hac
a sample b.ttle and pamphlet, lioth sent
free by mail. Mention The Morning Times
and send your address to Dr. Kilmer & Co ,
Uicghamtou, N Y. The proprietors of this
paper guarantee the genuineness of this
ASStJillNG HIS NEW DUTIES.
Statistician Hyde to Begin Work la
the Agricultural Department.
Mr John Hyde, of Nebraska, who puc
eecud Mr Ileiiry A. Robinson asbtatistlelan
of tin- Agricultural Department, will in nH
probability assume practical charge of the
office during the present week, in order
that he may become thoroughly acquaint
ed with its affairs before the resignation
of his predecessor gees into effect.
The work of the bureau ofstatlstits will
not be wholly uew to Mr. Hyde, for he
will be rememliercd by many as the agri
cultural expertof Iheeleventh census Mr.
Hyde is also well known in wieitlfflc cir
cles, having a few years ago been elected
a fellow of tlie Royal Statistical Society
of London. He Is also a member or the
council of the National Geographic Society
and scciotary of tlie American Statistical
It is rumored on the "inside' that it is
the intention of President McKinley to pro
mote Mr. Hyde to the superintendence' of
the Census Bureau. In the event of this
not being done it Is authoritatively .staled
that Mr. .Hyde will continue in the posi
tion he now occupies.
Yonng Thomas Falls From
Slippery Rock and Is Lost.
VAIN EFFORT TO SAVE HIM
Wns Fishing Xcur Chain Bridge
"With .Some Companions and Fell
Into the Potomac "Where tho
Water Is Swift aud Deep Strug
gles Witnessed From tho Shore.
A boy named Thomas, about sixteen
years of age, while fishing near the Chain
Bridge yesterday afternoon, accidentally
fell into the river and was drowned. His
body was not recovered.
The lad was the adopted son of George
W, Thomas, of this city, and the family,
together with several friends, were spend
ing the day up the river and at Cabin
John Hridge. Mr. Thomas and his wife
were members of the party and at the
Chain Hridge young Thomas and three or
four other boys Btartcd out to spend a
short time fishing.
They selected a spot on a ledge of rocks
where the water runs rather swiftly and
cast in their lines. For some time they
sat quietly and drew forth a good string
of herring. Finally young Thomas thought
he saw a better pool and made an at
tempt to change his iiosltion. The rocks
are rather slippery where the water has
washed up on them, and the water Is
quite deep while the current runs swiftly.
As he started to step from one rock to
another, one of his companions shouted to
him to be careful and not fall in. He had
no soonerspoken than the boy made amis
step -and slipped off the rock into the
At the point where he fell In there is a
little whirllug eddy, which at once car
ried him down under the water.
The boy knew how to swim, but could
make no headway against the current,
which was rapidly carrying him out into
He cried loudly for help and one of his
friends who wus'fishlng beside hirn quickly
pulled ort his coat' and Jumped In to save
the life of his companion. He, too, was
caught in the suction of the eddy, and
instead of being able to reach his friend
would himself have been drowned had it
not been for the prompt action of a third
boy, who managed to cling to the rocks, and
extended his hand to the young man, who
was nearly exhausted when pulled cut
upon the bank.
Young Thomas was drawn down by the
current and was not seen to riso again.
The drowning was witnessed by a num
ber ot persons In the party on shore, but
all were powerless to save the young man.
An attempt was made to recover the
body, but owing to the fact that It was
doubtless carried some distance out into
the channel, it could not le found.
The accident was reported to the police
of the Seventh precinct last night by
several persons who came in from the
Chain Bridge, huttheboy'saddrcssand given
name, could not be learned.
NEW LEAK IN THE DRY DOCK
It Took Hard Work to Save tho
Massachusetts From Damage.
There May Be Some Serious FIav,
But Engineer Menocal Expresses
a Contrury Opinion.
New York, May 9. The condition of the
great ne'w dry dock, No, 3, at the Brook
lyn navy yard changed for the worse last
Another leak developed during that time
on the west side of the dock, opposite the
place where the lcakbegan yesterdaymorn
ing, and new sets of conjectures were set
afloat among the navy yard officials and
visitors as to just where the faults were
and how they were to be remedied.
Capt. Menocal, the engineer in charge,
whose duty it will be to recommend meas
ures for making the dock safe, continues
in his belief that the fault is ot n trlial
nature, and one that will be cured by
closing the 190-foot gap in the sea wall
j facing the Wallabout bay to the east
of the entrance to the dock.
Naval Constructor Bowles and officers
offer theories which involve a belief in
some more serious faults.
All night and today and up to 4 o'clock
this evening, men were at work making the
battleship Massachusetts safe against
a sudden Inflow of the water. On either
side of the ship amidships, are ports
seventeen inches In diameter, through
which the ship'f engines send out water,
which has previously been taken in to
circulate through her condeusers to cotil
the used steam. The seventeen-inch pipes
which connect these holes with the circu
lation pumps are badly rusted and it
bad been decided to replace them. These
pipes were not in place when the leak
began, and if the dock had been suddenly
floated to above, the nineteen-foot mark,
there would have been danger of swamp
ing the Massachusetts in the dock, just as
the Texas was sunk by the breaking ot a
Naval Constructor Bowles heaved a sigh.
or relief at 3 o'clock this afternoon when
the last one of these pipes was-stcurely
in place and caulked aiiu" the" ship was
safe in that respect. Soon after that he
ordered water let into the dock up to the,
twenty-foot mark for the double purpose
of testing the tightness of the caulking
of the new pipes and to relieve tlie
strain on the lining of tlie dock from life
water gathered behind it and feeding the
leaks. If the new pipes are found to be
tight and everything else shipshape about
tho Massachusetts, the dock will be en
tirely flooded at high tide and the ship
will be floated out.
SCRUGGS AND THE TREATY
Venezuela Government Agent Ar
rives in Washington"; -
BOUNDARY LINE QUESTION
Treaty nundsomely Engrossed and
Will Be Presented to Minister
Andrade and Ambassador Pauncu
fote Ilistory of the Case So Fur
as This Governmentls Concerned.
Col William M. Scruggs, the agent of
tho Venezuelan government, who has been
at Caracas since March 1G, jiatf returned
to the city and is at the Stralhmore Arms.
He has brought witli him the treaty be
tween Venezuela and Great 'Britain for
the arbitration of the boundary line be
tween the former country and British
Briefly restated, the history of the case,
so far as this country is concerned, begins
with tho message of President CUveland,
in which he took heroic ground to the
effect that this country would investigate
the boundary Hue for itself, and if the
judgment wns in favor of Venezuela, he
would tu 1st the Anglo-Saxon lion's tail
all out of shape. He then went a shooting
A Venezuelan boundary commission was
appointed with Justice Brewer ab eheir
iiiiin, the ostensible object of this com
mission being to find the true line, and
then that tnis Governmeat should fight for
It If need be. Pending its Investigation
the agitation for a general tieaty or aihl
trution between Great Britain and the
United States was renewed, and, it is
said, that the yielding of the Venezuela
mailer to arbitration wns a diplomatic
move to secure the greater result of arbi
tration between England and this country.
A protocol was agreed upon between
Minister Andrade and Sir Julian Paunc-e-
foto as to the Anglo-Venezuelan treaty,
and quite suddenly all interest ceased In
the Venezuelan boundary commission. The
important terms of the treaty were that
all matters heretofore in dispute bttwern
the two countries should be arbitrated
and that the final judgment should be
mado by a tribunal of five members, two
to be selected by the Supreme Court of
the United States, two by the justices
of the high court of England, the fifth, in
case of disagreement, to be designated by
King Oscar of Sweden.
The protocol was submitted to the Vene
zuelan congress last winter, this congress
not having been consulted in the matter
at all. There wassomc disagreement; first,
because the Venezuelans had perfect
confidence in the boundary commission,
and second, because they thought they
had a right to name one of the commission
ers. They finally accepted the protocol
with the amendment that they should be
allowed to name a commissioner, and they
selected Chief Justice Fuller, who was
accepted by Great Britain .
King Oscar, there isgrenson to believe,
has determined to name the fifth com
missioner, on account of criticisms made
of him in the Senate. The fifth member
will now be chosen by the four present
member1, and in case they can'C agree,
which is one of the probabilities, there
will htlll he use for the boundary'commis
slon, and Venezuela appears to be very
anxious that it be not dissolved.-
The treaty, whobc terms have lcen here
tofore published in full by The Times, has
been handsomely engrossed, nnd will be
presented in due form. What remains to lie
done is the exchange of ratifications by
Minister Andrade and Ambassador Paunce-
fote. Each country will then have eight
months to prepare its case, three months
more to prepare the counter case or re
plication, and then the commission will
meet at Paris to hear counsel.
Col. Scruggs will be the senior counsel
for Venezuela, and there is reason to be
lieve that the leading assistant counsel
will be Senator Morgan, as already staled
in The Times. The commission will have
three mpnths to consider the matter before
icndcring its decision, which will be
final. As stated, however, one of the pos
sible complications is that the commis
sion can neither agree on a fifth com
missioner, nor on a decision, if they pro
ceed without a fifth wheel.
Col. Scruggs was asked last night when
the treaty was to be delivered to the min
ister and the ambassador. He said that
"it would be done at the proper time, In
tlie proper way and at the proper place."
Further than this he would not specify.
It was paid, however, that Col Scruggs
paid his respects yesterday to Minister
Andrade. It is not unlikely that the
formalities, whatever they may be, will
take place today.
Col Scruggs has been the agent of the
Venezuelan government before the bound
ary commission, and it is to life personal
efforts that the consummation of the
present mode of settlement is largely
due. He had several consultations with
President Cleveland at Woodley, and the
proorof hisgreatserviceto tho home govern
ment is to be had in its appointment or him
in his present important and honorable
GIKL STUDENTS E.YPI3IXED.
A High Jinks at Wcllesley College
lies ults in Dismissals.
Wellesiey, Mass., May 9. The serenity
or Wcllesley College has been rudely dis
turbed by the pranks of several girl mu
dents, who have been summarily dealt
with by the faculty. It is all on account
or the superabundance ot animal spirits
or some or the young women.
By the action or the raculty the mem
bership of a merry organization of eight
has been cut down, and Just now there
are several persons not connected with the
college who are wondering how Miss
So-and-so, and a few other llght-hoaitcd
and high-spirited young women managed
to weather the investigation. But they did,
and one of them, who comes from the
West, has been given the credit of most
cleveily outwitting the searching cross
examiners of the raculty.
The young ladies have gone home, but
in no event will the alleged illness of their
relatives permit their return.
Miss Helen Ord way.a dark-haired beauty
ef twenty-rour, who would have received
her diploma in another six wi-eks, packed
her trunks and departed for her Massachu
setts home on Wednesday.
Mary Kirby, an auburn-haired freshman
of twenty years, told the other girls that
her "brother was very ill," and with bi
cycle, grip and Saratoga made oft for her
home in Wisconsin, never to return to
Wcllesley unless in whiic other capacity
Miss Tower, of Albany, likewise de
parted, but she was in such a hurry that?
bhe could not wait for her trunk, so her
friends sent iton after her.
The others who for the past week have
beeu walking the chalk mark ot propriety
are not mentioned, and the villagers who
know so much arc considerately keeping
It is told that one of the young -women
who had just lert college, with another
friend, still a student, rode up to one
of the three railroad stations on their
bikes ontvafternoon, dismounted, and went
Jn....Aiter they left, an empty bottle,
which had recently contained half a pint j
ot whisky, w,a8efoimd, a most insinuating
reason for -tJu jkortlng to this quiet
spot " -
The linutdjtlja? these Wcllesley girls
indulgcd.in deceived them, and as a result
there have been several thoroughly de
veloped oases of over-lpdulgence.
In duo lime the knowledge of this con
duct came to-tlic knowledge of the college
authorities, aod.at first they sought to
stop it by cautftmary admonitions. A week
ago one or tbe'glrlwas expelled from the
college socictyi.tij, vr'hlch she belonged and
urged to refort.?t
It waslutt:uatW&i t'hoothers.that some
thing would lmjeTiff thooffense or drink
ing was repeated!
The gills were watched closely, aud
the rirst of thc-week another beer and
cigarette party 'cauio to the cars or the
college authorities,Jmiil at a faculty meet
ing the situation- was considered, the
girls lmpllcatecT-'placed on the rack, and
the chler orfeiidersrbrdcred to leave the
The college authorities will make no
statement concerning the affair.
EXCUHBIOX OF TDK ARIONS.
Large Crowds- Enjoy Their Music
nurt Siugliiga't lliver View.
The Arioa Singing Society gave their
annual excursion to Iier View yeGterday.
The day Was fair,; the crowd large and
the music good,-making the arfalr a
grand success from every point or view,
eclipsing all former efforts of the or
ganization. The boats plyed between the
city and the excursion grounds many
times during the day, conveying thousands
of persons down the river. At River View
friends or the organization and lovers or
music, arter the arrival or the first ultcr
noon boat, were favored by the Arions
with many vocal selections, which were
evidently very muqh enjoyed- The singing
was led Ly the director, Mr. E. Holer.
Some of the prominent singers participat
ing wcrcl resident August Schmidt, William
L. Eltcrich, Matthew SIcbert, Max Nc-i-baur
and William Berger.
The buccess ot the excursion ia due to
Messrs. Jacob Brueggcr, William Bergor,
Henry Bordensteln,- W. Rockdoschcl and
Fred Kahlert, committee on arrange
ments. SUGAR SCHEDULE DISLIKED
President Considers the Senate Re
Features of the Bingloy Bill Thought
to Give Sufficient Protection for
Ilefhiers of the Staple.
President McKinley is known to ha ve ex
pressed an ifnquaiined disapproval of the
sugar schedule in the Senate revision .r
the Hingley tarirt.hill to several members
ot the Senate Finance Committee before
they reportedtheil. The committee did
not bee fit trr'm&lfry the schedule hrany
Blightest par'tfrnflir' along tne lines that
Mr. McKinley ditiired.
It may nov"bev8tated positively, there
fore, that ihiTsuga'r &ehedule"prcpared by
Republican ftenatoYH Is obnoxious to the
Republican Preiiflent, who was supposedly
elected hcalJse hj rcprcsen'ed the tariff
ideas of the poplfi of the Kepublican party.
President McKinley is said not to ap
prove of mifny ofr'the important features
of the ScnElefbiir? pearly every reduction,
ot tlie bill froriTtiie' rates of the Dingley
blll is believed to, be at variance with his
ideas. Thhris somewhat a matter of sur
mise, however; based on his well-known
high protective 'policy.
Or the matter of the sugar schedulethero
seefns no question. Mr. McKinlcv believes
the Senate committee has gone entirely loo
far in the other direction, giving too much
protection to the sugar trust In hU
opinion the Dlngley bill gave the refiners
of sugar sufficient protection to compen
sate them for the alleged difference in
cost of refining here and abroad and the
differential duty and the added duty on
sugars imported from lunty paying coun
tries made disastrous roreigu competition
Many Republican Jjen.ators do not ap
prove of this sugar schedule.
It is a n interesting query, who the Re
publican members ot the Senate Finance
Committee wished to please when they
f rained this sugar schedule. They did not
please Mr. McKinley, nor a large" number
of the Republican Senators. Practically
the entire Dcmociatie and Populist forces
iu the Senate believe that the Fcliedule
is outrageous. Speaker Reed and the
other Republican leaders of the Hourse,
nearly the whole-House, frowns on it
Public opinion is bitterly and overwhelm
ingly against it.
There is the sugar trust remaining. Tt is
asserted thatthisschedule was made word
for word audJiue for line at the dictation
ot the sugar trust, and for no othrr pur
poses than to meet its desires absolutely.
Representatives or the sugar trust have
had free access ttf the rooms ot the Re
publican subcommittees in the Arlington
Hotel, when even the Republican Senatorial -colleagues
of the members were excluded
They have been the honored guests of
th6 committees. They have boon wined
and dined. They have given wine and
dinners in return.
The sugar schedule as It stands in tUc
Senate bill suits the sugar barons better
than the present law. At present they are
enabled to pay 12 per cent yearly an their
enormously Inflated stock aud have millions
of surplus. IT the Senate bill becomes a
law they should be able to increase the
dividends to 10 per cent.
Another Senatorial investigation may
possibly be in order before that time, how
ever. In such an event there is an inter
esting question that is agitatiug many
healthy mtnjjs., Would any possible re
calcitrant witness, after carrying their
cases through alf the courts, finally be
pardoned bj' thq President?
JUMPED TO HER DEATEI.
A Girl's Fatal Attempt to Escape
Fojoiu a Convent.
India napolis,-Ind May 0. Nellie Moor
nc uiau iu .tfiu'vuuve'iib oi me sisters of
the Good Shepherd, the result of an attempt
to escape bj- springing from a second
floor window'. .,A number of the girls
conspired fof 'a'eneial break, Nellie to
lead the wnyiiiuthc surfered such injuries
to her f-pinejliat, tlie others were deterred
from f ollowiugier. The gi rl was twenty
two years old aijd her relatives arc thought
to live at JeiTcrsonville.
The mother superior "la reticent, giving
no information concerning the death save
to characterize It as a "willful accident."
"Well-Known "Woman Dead.
Lexingtou, Ky.cIay 9. Mrs. Elizabeth
Brand Wood ward,, widow or the late Chief
Justice George Woodward, or Pennsylvania,
died at her residence here tonight, She
was eighty-seven years old.
The Legislator's Revenge.
"I'll get even, with -you!" exclaimed the
enraged statesman, to tlie large, red
headed man, who had Ftcpped on his
corns in a crowded street car.
And the next day he introduced a bill
into the State senate, making It an' offence
punishable by a fine of $250 and imprison
ment in the county Jail thirty days to step
on the corns ot a'uy members of the legls-
fature. Chicago Trllnmo
QUIA SIOUX INDIANS
Red Cloud and His Brothel's Re
turn From New York.
THEY VISITED BUFFALO BILL
The Famous Old IleroofMore Than
Two Hundred Battles Is Infirm
With Age and "Wears Blue Goggles.
Valorous Flgliter Both of "Whites
Chief Red Cloud, American Horse, Clar
ence Three Stars, and High Star, the dele
gation of Ogalalla Sioux, late Saturday
evening, arrived in Washington fiom New
York, where they had beeu several days
us th guest ot Bufralo Bill.
They have been in Washington several
weeks negotiating with the Government
In regard to tieaties, and will remain j
here two weeks louger. About fifty or
Red Cloud's people are with Burralo Bill,
and by these he was given a most cordial
welcome when lie appeared in Madison
Square Garden last Eiiday. He was
accompanied by his fellow-chiertains and
his interpreters,, and was met by Major
John M UurKe, at theLibercy mrees. ieu-y
and escorted to the Garden, where they
arrived just beloie the conclusion of the
Thousands ot persons were assembled
eager to see the great warrior, and when
he arrived he was greeted with a storm
Red Cloud is recognized as the greatest
of all Indian warriors in the defence ot his
lands, aud J-Ince the death of Sitting Bull
is the oldest Sioux chief living. He was
in more than 200 battles, and was the chief
who captured Fort Phil Kearney In 1863
and killed every man at his post. The
last Indian war on his territory, with
the Sioux at Pine Ridge agency in South
Dakota, and ended with the bloody battle
at Wounded Kuee, in which Sitting Bull
met his death. Since this war the Sioux
tribes have been very quiet, and it seems
now thatpeaceis permanently settled upon
Red Cloud is now seventy-six years Id
andin particularly blind, and for Mil rasni
he wears a pair ot blue goggles. Ilia lite
in the central plains covers the careers f
the most noted generals Howard, Sher
man, Sheridan, Crook, McKenzie, Custer,
Miles, Merrltt, Hodge, Carr, Emery, Hatch,
Red Cloud was born on Bluewater Creek,
a branch of the Platte River, only fiftee-u
miles from the place where Harney killed
the .Rosebud Indians, and though be has
often gone great distances, he has l.ved
mostly around the Black Hills. He was
in Washington on his first treaty mission
during the last term of Grant. Since
that timo he has been here about a dozen
times, and has met all the Presidents
since Grant, considering them his friends,
and impressing sincere friendship Tor them.
He has llvedat the Pine Ridge agency for
twenty-eight years. The first great chief
of-the Sioux tribe was .l'oung-Man-Afraid-or-Hls-Horse,
who ruled a hair a '.eutury
upon hih death. Red Cloud was made
chief or the Sioux, in South Dakota, and
since that time had had a wonderful in
fluence oveT- his people, who. still look up
to him as the greatest chieftain ot their
The Chcyeiiiics and Arapahoes have
always been friendly to him, but againtt
all the other Iudian tribes he has at all
times fought with great valor.
He has come to Washington as the rep
resentative or the Sioux nation, and,
among other things. Is opposed to the
allotting ot land to his people. "His
people do not want it," he says, bccau&e
they have inspected every inch ot the
land, and claim that it is not adapted to
agricultural use. Nothing can be raised
on it, although they have tried to plant,
and, in tact, they do plant every spring,
but with little success. The crops fare
well until July, when the sun burns them
out and scorches them.
The Sioux think that the land is de
cidedly adapted for grazing purposes.
Cattle and horses can now be raised, but
if the land would be alloted to the people
in portions tho cattle could not be kept
within the land limited by law, aud Red
Clodu claims that this would cause great
trouble among the Sioux people. The
cattle would always be going on for
bidden ground, or into the white people's
laud, causing endless trouble.
Red Cloud, on account of his age and
infirmities, had great difficulty in coming
East this time. But he was urgently ap
pealed to by his people, so came to Wash
ington to grasp his friends and tlie great
father's hands, and to make a last appeal
to them in behalf of his people, hoping
that what he asked might be granted.
Red Cloud is accompanied by American
Horse, another noted chief, and famous
warrior. He is fifty-five years old and
look0 an ideal Sioux, warrior in his prime.
He was born at the foot of the Black Hills,
and since then has lived abaut the Black
Hills and the .Platte River, Tongue River
and famous Little Big Horn, at the foot of
tlie Rockies. He is leader of the,Ogalalla
Sioux at Pine Ridge Agency.
It is interesting to note how he became
chief. Since he was eighteen years old he
has .been prominent in warfare. When he
wns twenty-four years old he says he "be
came a man by marrying a woman," and
lived near the Black Hills at Bear Lodge.
His people came together in great num
bers, and put up a lodge, consisting of
aliout ten tents. It avus a gathering er
Sioux. Tlie officers of tiie day went to
him and led him to the place or honor. He
then brought Young-Man-Afraid-of-Horsc,
and Sword, a brother of Capt. Sword, and
lastly Crazy Horse. Young-Man-Afraid-of
Hls-Horse withdrew from the chieftainship
and American Horse was elected chief, not
acquirlag it like many chiefs, by lineal
descent, although his grandfather was a
chief. His father refused to be appointed
when he would have been made chief t?y
Religiously he believes that there is a
God, a supreme God, and while he is not
religious officially, he is in sympathy
with all church and religious work. He also
has the ancient Dakota convictions, which
is that God may be approached in the sun
dance. He says that they worship their
religion more than the white people do,
for they practice what they preach.
American Horse has come East with Red
Cloud to get the public men to carefully
consider the question ot their interests.
For a number of years the Sioux have been
holding councils about matters entered into
between themselves and the Government,
and yet there is much misunderstanding
about them. The Sioux from these coun
cils have selected twelve particular sub
jects, which they have authorized Red
Cloud and American Horse to bring before
the Senate Indian Relations Committee
on this visit.
Clarence Three Stars, who has come
East as an interpreter, is a graduate ot
the Carlisle Indian School, which he en
tered Jn 1879. He is a full-blood Sioux,
being theson ot Yellow Knife. He is now
.thirty-three years of age. Arter he left
Carlisle he went to Philadelphia, and
worked In Wana maker's store for two
years. He is now keeping store at Corn
Creek, in .the Pine Ridge agency. He owns
eighty - five head of cattle, all branded with
Blue and black serges
make ideal summer suits.
They're thin and cool
and unlike other thin goods,
hold their shape.
We're making excellent
serge suits to order for $12
Colors are absolutely fast
and workmanship first
class. We keep the suit if it
Ready-to-wear at $7.50
$10 and $12.
Corner 7th and E Sts. N. W.
No Hraucli Sloro In Wimhlneton.
his own brand, and iu one ot the most
progressive of the younger Sioux.
High Star Is a rull mcmler of the Sioux
tribe, and also came East as an interpreter
as well as a representative of his tribe.
He brought with him a resolution from
the people adopted at a council of the
Sioux, at Pine Ridge, held April 13, 1897.
In It Congress Is petitioned to obtain the
enactment of such laws as will secure to
the right to hold their land Iu common
for stock raising purposes: also request
the Government to consider all half-breeds
and mixed bloods born prior to the act
of Congress approved August 7, 1888,
fhall have all rights and equal privileges
with the Sioux tribe, und that no laws be
made to deprive them of the same.
The G reels People.
It Is a curious fact that all the children
of King George and Queen Olga, save the
eldest son, look Greeks. This must be
due to unconscious imitation, when chil
dren, of the persons who surround them.
They arc not entitled to be called princes,
and speak of themselves as Princes of
Nowhere and Counts of Nothlng-at-all.
Their mother has completely identified her
self with the common people. She spends
much time in hospitals and in visiting the
poor. The palace gardens, which are a
shady grove, are open on two days of the
week to the public. Anyone who pleases
may ntrciid the military concerts there.
Civilization Is latent in every man, wo
mau and child In Greece. I never saw
such an intelligent-looking imp us at
Eleusis It was an infant of fcix month3,
in the arms ot a ragged little girl ot
seven or eight. The impish eyes watched
some tourists with the keenest intellectual
curiosity and amusement. One might Mip
pose they were the eyes ot an Ari,stophanis
In bud: One finds far more politeness in
a wayside and sordid-looking cafe than in
an English, or. Indeed, a French drawing
room. I never saw, even in France, a
harder-working peasantry. They are mis
erably poor from over-taxation, but submit
to It in tlie hope that tlie expensive anio
will some day or another rid all Greece ot
the Turks. The sooner the better
Are they a haudsome peopled They are
a people of interesting faces. Eyes are
generally as black as those of Mr. Glad
stone and of M. Clemcnceau, who, by the
way, has the bilious complexion, alert
mind and ready wit of the Greek. Thcyare
a very well-made, clean-built people. Bnt
their features and expressions arc so re
fined as to give them a high sort of
beauty A blooming .girl Is unaimmpd.
The girls' faces that most struck me were
the color or yellow wax, which blazing
black eyes lighted up as might a devour
ing flame. There was something in most
of the faces that betrayed, I thought,
liability to fever London Truth.
Barbarians ut Church Sociables.
It is not at all Miiprising that some
Englishmen should look upon us as bar
barians and wild men. Here is a contribu
tion which appeared In the current num
ber of the Forum, and which throws- new
light on American methods ot saving din
ners. The alleged Incidents were compiled
by the Rev. W. R Hale.
"St. John's Methodist Episcopal Church,
Toledo, gave a stimulating entertainment
by the Peak Sisters, introducing that touch
ing lallad, 'Do You Know the Mouth ot
Man?' in which the gentle art of kissing Is
refcrre 1 to ninety times.
"At Fredonia, N Y., the Sacred Female
Minstrel0, only corked and wore bloomers;
but at Woodside, L I. , one of the holy band
kicked a tambourine held above her head
all for the love of God and dollars.
"In the Trilby Social, given by the Surfern
Methodist Episcopal Epworth League and
the New Brunswick Protestant EpIscop.il
Olive Branch Society, the youug ladies of
the church displayed their legs behind a
curtain lifted to a height described as
Few cities or towns have this year been
without a bicycle service Floral wheels
make appropriate decorations, and if the
organ has a SwNs bell-top it may be appro
priately played. A ravorite text is IValm
lxxxiii:13, "Oh. my God, make them like
a wheel " (Hebrew galgal, a whirling
The pastor of the Methodist Church, of
St. Loins, Mich"., having entertained fire
men, veterans, and blacksmiths, outdid him
self in a barbers' Sunday evening, Scis
sors, hair dye, cups, soaps, brushes, and
combs, mirrors, and washes, tastefully ar
ranged 011 the walls and platform, with
festoons of towels and rosettes of bril
liantine and bay rum bottles, gave a-home-iike
appearance to the church. Sitting in
a barber's chair, the pastor gathered In
spiration for his lecture, and then, rising,
he pressed home in the choicest terms of
the tousorial profession the lesson of the
razor and tho strop.
At Otsego, Mich., the pastor gave $3
every night tor a week to decipherers of
his text, printed, on the bill thus: "Eodht
aurfc ehrte cnout awsot belct cosfo dgons
hdlse duhet hsupd aec vloen mawlh."
New York Press.
A Too Faithful Beast.
A gentleman was limping along Princess
street, Edinburgh, one morning, when a
friend accosted him.
"Hallo!" said he; "what's the matter?
Are you lame?' '
"Aye, temporarily, temporarily," was the
reply. "The fact is, I went home sober
lastnlchtand myfalthfu' watchdog gripplt
tne by the leg." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
PITTEYS On Sundav, May 9, 1S97,
at 11:15 p. m., at the residence or her
daughter, Mrs. L. A. Overacker, 1208 S
fctreet northwest, MRS. J. A. TITTEYS.
Notice of Tuueral herearter. It
HAMMOND -On Sunday, May 9, 1897,
EDNA WARNER UAMMOND, aged nine
teen months, beloved daughter or Otho
W. Hammond and Lulla S. Hammond, at
Cobb's Hotel, comer Tenth and E stre'ts.
Funeral from Cobb's Hotel, Monday
morning, May 10, at 10 o'clock. It
CRAWFORD On Saturdav, May 8, 1S07,
at 5:33 o'clock p. m., GEOR'GE B. CRAW
FORD, husband of Horteuse E., andgrand
fcon or the late Smith Suit.ot Bladetishurg.
Funeral on Monday, May 10, at 3 o'clock
p. m., rrom lice's undertaking establish
ment, itelatlves and friends invited, to
Baltimore and Prince George's countv
papers please copy. - rny9-2"t
RUBKNSTElN On Friday, May 7,1897,
at 5M5 a. m., DORA, beloved wife ot
Israel Kubensteln, in the sixty-eighth year
or her age.
-Funeral from her late resldcuce, 705
fitti st. nw., Sunday, May u, at 3 p. 111. No
rtbwers. Relatives and friends invited.
(Baltimore papers please cop v. )
OFFICE removed to No- 1309 H st. nw.
Hours, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. DR.LOUEASB
NORTON LENMAN. my876
PROPOSALS for the construction -ot
an Experimental Model Tank and Build
ing (about CPU reet by no feet). Scaled
proposals will be received by the Navy
Department, Bureau or Contraction and
Repair, at 12 o'clock noon, Monday, Juuc
7, 1897, at which time and place they
will be pubhely opened for the construction
by contract of an Experimental Model
Tank and Building (about 5U0 by 50 feet
at the navy yard, Washington, D. C. Each
proposal must be accompanied by a satis
raciory certified check, payable to the
order or the Secretarv of the Navy, for at
least 5 per cent or the amount bid. The
checkof the successful bidders hall become
tlie property or the United States lit case
be shall fall to enter into contract within
twenty days from the receipt of notice
or the acceptance or his bid. Cpou appli
cation to the Bureau or Construction and
Repair, Navy Department, cories of the
plans, hpecincatiuiis and forms of pro
ixisals, together with such other informa
tion as is essential to bidders, may be
obtained. JOHN D. LONG, Secretary of
the Navy. It
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, Washington,
D. C.,May5, 1897. Scaled proposalswill
be received at this department until 2
o'clock p. m Wednesday, June 2, 1897,
and trimming flags (the department tc
furnish the bunting) for the United States
Revenue Cutter Service, during tlie fiscal
year ending June -10, 1898 Blank fprma
ot proposal can be obtained upon applica
tion to the Division of Keve-nue Cutter
Service, Treasury Department The right
is reserved to reject auv or all bids, und
to waive defects. O. L. SPAULDING.
Acting Secretary. niylO-lt
SMITHSOMAN INSTITUTION, Washing
ton, D. C, May3, 1897. Sealed pro pouaU
will bo received at this orrice unul 12
o clock, noon. May 19, and opened at 1
o clock p. m., same day, In the presence
of bidders, for furnishing, delivering ana
erecting in the National Museum, iu this
city, brick or terra cotta arches or other
to support the floors of four galleries le
cently erecteJ in the courts in the National
Museum. Plans, specifications, general in
structions and other information may ba
obtained on application to J. Elfretn wat
kinx, Chief of the Division or Buildings and
Superintendence. National Museum. S. P.
LAMiLE Y, Secretary. my,8,10,12lt
Should be read dally, as changes may
occur at any time.
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