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THE HOKN1K& TIMES, . StJNBAY,' MAT 16, 1897.
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WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, MAY 10.
To tlie President.
On llsing this morning we do not be
lieve tint President McKinley could do
better, casting aside all other thoughts
and considerations, tlvu to spend the
Sabbath day in the -work of inditing
lis Cuban message to Congress Unless
the Spanish influence enveloping him has
been able to suppress the information,
be must know that in most of the churches
of Washington today, special prayers will
be offered to Almighty God, asking for
divine intervention, tint human agencies
charged with the solemn duty of the
bour may be brought to a realising sense
of opportunity and responsibility.
The prayers, the outraged honor and
the blood of thousands of poor women
and girls appeal to him. The agonized
ciies of hundreds of his own people, sick,
caked and dying of starvation in the
cities and towns of the island reach Ida
cars, unless they have been stopped up
by Atkins, the worst enemy of Cuba in
the United States, and by the ITale-de
Lome broilers. "What better could he do
with the peaceful hours, while the ehurch
bells ling their reminder of God's mercy
to mankind, than himself to write a
message of mercy and rescue. While he
is thinking about It, more than a thousand
of bis fellow Christians will be wrestling
with theii and his God, that he may bo
given strength to rise superior to the
devilish influences that encompass him,
and do his duty..-
If the prayers of the righteous avail ho
will write the message, and write it on the
lines he Indicated when he had conferred
with the subcommittee of the Senate Com
mitteeon Foreign Relations, and before the
OIney-Atkins-Hale-de Lome combination
combattcd his merciful and patriotic in
tentions; and he will make it ring with
true American manhood, and detestation
sf fiendish war upon miserable prisoners
ind wounded men, and upon helpless
women, girls, and children.
We have a right to expect this at the
bauds of the President, and we aro not
now prepared to express any doubt what
ever that it will be forthcoming The
oountry looks to Mr. McKinley, not only
to recommend relief for oppressed Ameri
cans, but to aunounce the frightful con
dition!, which ho knows to exist In Cuba,
and to convey his determination to end
It is not appropriate to believe that
Mr. McKinley will take any other view ot
bis duty in the premises. If be should, we
must remark, In all sincerity and serious
ness, that we shall be very sorry for Mr
Save the Forests.
It Is greatly to be hoped that the con
ferees on the part of the House will In
sist upon adhering to the position of that
body in reference to the protection of
American forests. We have discussed the
general question at large on more than
one occasion If the House should recede
from its pi esent position a step backward
In an Important national policy will be
taken. It may be true that the orders
reserving the latest forest areas with
drawn from sale are calculated to work
hardship to some private or corporate in
terests, but this does not change the fact
that the policy of forest reseivation Is a
necessary one if any timber is to be left
on the continent for the use of succeeding
generations. Regarding such features of
the orders as the vested interest justly
can complain of, It is quite feasible to ar
range a scheme of administration and
utilization that would meet all legitimate
requirements. Tills is well enough known,
but It does not meet the views of tuose
who oppose the reservation of timber
ureas Anything that would tend to affect
their ability to utterly use up and destroy
every piece ot timber susceptible of ocing
turned into cash is to be resisted to the
That is sufficient reason why the House!
Ehould stand firm.
Perhaps This Explains.
Intervention In Cuba at length is urged
by interests whose influence cannot be
Ignored. One hundred business men In
New York, backed by six hundred other
business men In various parts of the coun
try, have joined In a memorial addressed,
to tho Secretary of. State, calling upon
the United States to step In and stop
a war which has totally wrecked a hun
dred million dollars of American Invest
ment. The prominent people in tho move
ment are of the class represented by Mr.
Edwin T. Atkins, Cuban Councillor of Slate
to the Government. August Belmont &
Oe. and other exponents of the Spanish
bondholding interest, and of the Anglo
American Cuban sugar plantation trust,
manifestly are the leaders.
It is significant that those who arc In
charge of the business do not wish to dis
close the nature of any recommendations
that may bo included In the memorial.
This is placed upon the high ground that
It would be discourteous to the Secretary
ot State to give publicity to the matter
in advance ot its formal presentation.
Nothing could be more dignified and proper
than such an assumption. At the same
time we maybe forgiven for the suspicion
that doubt about the popular acceptation
ot the plan to be proposed may have some
thing to do with disinclination to allow
public knowledge ot the facts
That tho moneyed interests In Cuba,
which are booked to lose their investments
in Spanish bonds, should ask the United
States to interfere, without also begging
for a solution that wbuldsave theirpock
cts, is a conception too altruistic to be
tolerated. Wo are quite confident, there
fore, that there will be strong pressure
brought to secure Intervention upon the
basis of Cuban assumption of the Spanish
Cuban debt, and perhaps an added hundred
millions to remunerate the Anglo-American
Eugar trust. The imminence of this appeal
to the charity and humanity of the Ad
ministration may account for delay In
giving attention to minor and unimpor
tant matters, like the starvation of Ameri
cans on theislandbytheordersor Woyler.
As a matter of fact we do not entertain
the least doubt that the Administration
will lend Itself to some such scheme. We
are equally convinced that the Cuban
patriots in arms will resent and resist
it with scorn and indignation. The ele
ments represented in the movement have
been their bitter and unrelenting enemies,
and have kept Spain supplied with means
lor their oppression and persecution, until
at last it has come to be conceded even
in the counting-room of Lord de Roth&child
that they cannot be conquered For this
Government now to ask them to shoulder
the debt that has been Incurred apecincaliy
for their subjugation, would be an act of
Infamy Inconceivable in anyone ivho coul'l
not with sanctimonious placidity witness
the intentional starvation of hundreds of
Americans, and the outrage and butchery
of thousands of Innocent Cuban women
and girl children.
nence we hope that the good emotions of
President McKinley wlllTevolt against any
such proposition. But tho public may rest
assured that something of the kind is In the
wind; and that when It materializes the
House of Reed will be found wide open and
ready to consider It.
To such a pass has this country comet
Atkins the Dictator.
There always was a mystery attaching to
the Cuban policy of Richard Olney, but it
is mystery no longer. In the blessed, and, in
bis case, luxurious, retirement of private
life, he had ever been tho attorney for Mr.
Edward T. Atklns.sugar capltalistof Cuba,
connected with the Anglo-American Cuban
sugar trust, which always has been In
alliance "w Ith the other British interest con
trolling the Spanish debt. It this publicly
had been understood a great deal of mysti
fication would have been avoided duringthe
occupation of the State Department by the
in the person of Richard Olney.
We know now the why and the wherefore
of the Olney policy, which wo discover to
have been Atklnsand notOlney.and wcare
able to appreciateother things; for example,
the survival ot the Atkina policy to the
present time. On the occurrence of the acute
Cuban situation in Washington a few days
ago, Mr. Atkins promptly appeared upon
the scene, and was presented- at court by
his New England friend, and Mr. Olneys
Secretary of the Navy, Long. This presenta
tion at once seemed to exert a mollifying in
fluence over the governmental attitude. Rc
enforced by the peaceful advice and disin
teresicd mediation ot Minister Dupuy de
Lome and Mr. Hale of Maine it had the ef
fect, it we may judge from appearances, to
minimize Executive conception of the enor
mity of staivlng Americans in Cuba by of
Doubtless the friendly intervention ot Mr.
Atkins, representing Mr. Olney and other
people entitled to consideration, has had
important and far reaching influence in
shaping not only our future foieign, but
our naval polioy. Wo arc informed that
the work of putting the war vessels of
the American Navy out ot commission, is
being pursued with commendable and even
feverish vigor. The British arbitration
ticaty having failed, and the possible
danger of a popular demand for a naval
demonstration in the Antilles having ap
peared on the national horizon, It is but
just and proper that the Government
should render itself powerless to commit
any act that might be construed as a
manifestation of uufrlcadllness towatd the
principals of Mr. Olney, Mr. Atkius and
now far the gospel of peace and good
will toward Mr. De .Lome, Weyler, the
starvation of Americans, and the outTage
and butchery of Cuban women and chil
dren may go, it is quite impossible to say.
But we know that the Atkins-Oluey policy
fully supported bucIi methods, and It is
difficult to expect a different one, If Mr.
Atkins is to continue as Councillor of State
to the United States in Cuban affidrs.
The .European Muddle.
The- multiplication of contradictory re
ports from Europe regarding the posi
tion of the various powers, In connection
with a settlement of the Graeco-Turkish
war, Is calculated to mystify the public
It may be doubted It there is any dear
conception even in European dlplomatlo
circles as to what tho outcome may be.
From one dispatch we learn that the
Kaiser is advising the Sultan against con
senting to any accommodation unless he
Is satisfied In advance as to what tho
terms will bo. A Berlin report, on the
contrary, represents tho Emperor as ex
erting himself to moderate the demands ot
Nothing could be more evident than that
Abdul Hamld will make extreme demands,
and that in doing so he will have the
active, although possibly secret, t.dvioe
and assistance of Russia, Germany and
Austria. The Turkish campaign in Thes-
saly appears to be prosecuted as much In i
derision of .England as for any other
reason, and tho growing insistence, re
ported from Constantinople, that Thessaly
shall be ceded to the Torte, is further
illustration of the contempt In which
the British power is held in the cast of
Europe. Wo have already commentedupon
the action of government organs In Eng
land in attempting to prepare the publlo
mind for the Thessalian cession, a thing
that a few days ago Lord Salisbury de
clared Oriat Britain never would tolerate.
It is plain that British policy is being,
shaped to jibe with the necessity for avoid
ing nny trouble in the old world, aud to
avert tho possibility of friction in the
western hemisphere. Such a policy would
best be subserved by submission to nnyi
thing the three Emperors may tlecice with
regard to Greece, and in seeming the neu
tralization of the American Navy by
arranging to have most of Its fighting
force kept out ot commission.
On more than one occasion we have
ventured to suggestthat British diplomacy,
backed by plenty of money and influence,
never acknowledges defeat, and never
Tho Itcpentuuco of Brooklyn.
Brooklyn is beginning to experience
sensations similar to those which Jonah
probably entertained when he was swal
lowed. It is now claimed by Brooklyn
newspapers that, though the City of
Churches may have joined herself to New
1'ork for the municipal convenience of
both parties, she emphatically does not in
tend to lose her identity or Iter traditions.
The traditions of Brooklyn, It Is said, are
those of birth aud schooling and marriage,
of parentsr, of baptisms, and of the graves
of those who have gone before That Is
exactly the idea which the general public
has had of Brooklyn, and the gemral
public would miss that Idea almost as much
as would the City of Churches herself It
is now claimed by these same Brooklyn
newspapers that the name goes with the
traditions, and that to ask the city to give
up her nameis nothlngless thannucrllege,
and ir New York attempts to take that
name away from Brooklyn, New i'orkwlli
receive a rating which the offenders will
not get over as long as they live, and from
which their Innocent descendants could
well and wisely bo spared.
This is trulya now woman movement. It
is awful, that is what it is, at our friend
Mark Twain would say. It is a war with
hatpins and carpet-tack hammers, and it is
promised that the offender shall be stuck
and pounded by his fair assailant so long as
they both shall live. Somebody ought to
fly to the rescue ot New York.
There is nothing on earth to prevent a
Brooklynlte calling himself a Brooklynite as
long as lie likes; and he can date his letters
that way, and have hlscards.lf hehasany,
engraved that way, aud New York will
never know it, much Ies.3 make a law against
it. Thlswould have been understood in other
days. Tako London, for example. London
has swallowed up half a dozen considerable
towns which were country towns when she
began to grow. Their names and traditions
have not beenlost. Much less can this be the
case with a huge city like Brooklyn. No
body Is going to take the mental trouble ot
chaifgmg the name of that place to New
York East, or to Brooklyn borough. "Let
Brooklyn calm herself.
The President is said to be so incensed
at the enormities of the Senate sugar
schedule that Mr. Chapman will have to
serve one day In Jail, anyway, before he
will have any chance ot pardon. There
tore, it may be expected that something
also will happen to Mr. Havemeycr. He
may be put under bonds to keep the peace.
A triangular duel between young John A.
Logan and the McCooks might be pro
ductive of good We need something or
other just now to show that there Is any
fighting blood left in the nation.
The suggestion is offered to the Justly cel
ebrated Mr. Sousa that he might do worse
at this time than to write a grand Cuban
march It should breathe the brave but
agonized spirit of a noble people fighting
to the death for freedom, with their
wives and daughters being outraged and
butchered under their eyes by the hellish
Spaniards. Such a production might live
It may be stated upon authority that
Gen. Julio Sanguilly, the Cubau leader,
lately released from a Spanish dungeon,
wUl be present at the mass meeting in the
Columbia Theater today at 3 o'clock.
Gen. Sanguilly telegraphed to the com
mittee of the league to that effect yes
terday. American delight In receiving the log
of the Mayflower will be sadly tempered
by the thought that the gentleman who
brings it has moved his residence from a
country with which he has so much in
common to one with which he has nothing.
The New York stock market is In a
state of suspense over expected Cuban
developments next week. It is feared in
Wall street that the pressure upon Mr.
McKinley may become so great that he
will have to do something to relieve starv
ing Americans on the island, and to
notify Spain that the outrage and butch
ery ot women and children must cease.
The Washington public, beings better in
formed, Is. not Inclined to anticipate any
very drastic action.
In lils Philadelphia address, President
McKinley said of Gen. Washington: "He
blazed the path of liberty!" Now, wc
wonder if President McKinley will give
anybody the right to say that of him?
It Is reported that Henry Wattcrson
dreamed the other night that Mr. Cleve
land had announced himself as a candi
date for a third term, and woke up the
whole neighborhood with his yells. Mr.
Watterson Is, perhaps, the red-hottest pa
triot in America. Atlanta Journal.
Yes; and with the, exception of Chiuncey
M-Depewvtbc biggest nuUianoe.
A New Nninc for Him.
(From the Cincinnati Enquirer. )
We fully agree with the wise man who
said that the best place to have a boil is
on another man's arm. Mr. Cleveland, as
before remarked, was for some time a
carbuncle on the neck of the Demo
cratic party. We rejoice to see that he
is now one of those adornments on the
seek ot the. Republican party.
HAVEMEYER seeks delay.
Effort io Slave 'the Sugar King's
Despite- the effofts of tho counsel of
nenry O. Ilavemeyer, the indicted secre
tary of ihe American Sugar Refining Com
pany, to have the' trial of their client
postponed, tlje case will be taken op on
Monday morning, at 10 o'clock, before
Judge Bradley, In criminal court, No. 2.
On Friday last, Mr. Nathaniel Wilson, cf
counsel for Mr. Hnyemcyer. called at tho
office of District Attorney Davis and re
quested of that gentleman that the trial
bo postponed at least a week, on ac
count of pending cases in which, not only
himself, Init Mr. John G. Johnson, cf
Philadelphia, who also has been retatind,
are at present busily engaged. Mr. Wil
son told the district attorney thnt It would
save much trouble if he would consent to
the postponement for a week, but Mr.
Davis was obdurate, and said that If any
postponement were granted, It must be
by Judge Bradley himself, as he had givon.
umple notice of the date set for trial, and
he saw no valid reason for a postponement
Yesterday morning a report was circu
lated about the city hall that the trial
had Veen postponed-until Monday week,
but this was emphatically denied by the
district; attorney, aud he rendered hla
refusal to Mr. Wilson.
Mr. Nathaniel Wilson, when eeeu yes
terday, would say nothing of what his In
tentions were regarding the stand to be
taken in tho case. He said Air. Hnve
mejer would be hero ready to stand trial,
and that he had no doubt his application
for a postponement of a few days would
be granted by Judge Bradley. Theieason,
said Mr. Wilson, for the postponement
was that on account of pending cases In
which both himself and Mr Johnson were
engaged they could not well be able to take
up the case of Mr. Ilavemeyer for a few
days, possibly two or three days later
than the date set for tho trial. He did
not think It would be necessary to wait a
week, but that the interval mentioned
would suffice to dlsposeot theurgentcases
It Is said that this effort at postpone
ment is nothing more nor less than an
attempt to guin time on the part of Ilave
meyer, with the hope that the Senate
may intervene aud the cases against the
q-iartet be quashed. But it is the Inten
tion ot Mr Davis to'presa the suit for the
reason that now that Chapman has I een
disposed of it will lc a compaiatlvcly easy
matter to convict Ilavemeyer and Searles
The witnesses for the Government huvi'
all been bubpoennedto appcaron Monday,
Prominent among them are the inemberr
of the special committee appointed by the
Senate in 1891 to investigate the sugar
trust scandal. They are Senators Gny
of Delaware, Lindsay of Kentucky, Lixlge
of Massachusetts, Allen of Nebraska aud-j
Davis of Minnesota.
The principal witness will be Senator
Allen, who pul-thq question to Ilavemeyer
during his examination before the com
mittee In June, 1691, and which, on the
a d .i co ot bls counsel, he refused to nn
swer. The Interrogatory referred to was a
question put by Senator Allen as to
whether Mr. Havcnieyer, either as sec
retary of thet American Sugar Refining
Company or as an individual, with a view
of benefiting the intercuts of the sugar
trust, had contributed to any national.
State or local caihpaign fund, and ho
was requestedi to produce all data pertain
ing to such contributions by the American
Sugar Refining Coihpany or any of its
Upon the advfctslot his counsel, Mr.
Haveineyer told Jhetjcommittee that while
he was perfectly-willing toanswer any
material matters relative to the affairs of
the company, hewouId decline to answer
any questions regarding the contributions
for campaign purposes", national, State or
Upon his refusal and the refusal of the
other witnesses, who were called before the
committee, navemeyer and Searles were
Indicted by the g.-aad jury in October, 1894
The Indictment was demurred to by counsel
for themon December 1, 189J, and January
17, 1.S95, Judge Bradley overruled the
demurrer, whereupon a plea of guilty as
indicted was filed. On December 29,
1896, Ilavemeyer and Searles entered a
motion to withdraw their plea of guilty
and file a special plea and the trial was
set for Monday, May 17.
The Government side of the case will be
looked after by District Attorney Davis,
assisted by Assistants D. W. Baker and II
T. Taggcrt, and the trial will be one or
the most Interesting that has taken place
since the Chapman case was before Judge
SIGNS OP THE TIMES.
"Here It Is," sald the politician, dis
tractedly, "but for God's sake keep it
quiet till I get out of this!"
No; it was not a scandalous confession
ot his past life; and he was not going to
skip the country. His -wife had asked
him to tend the baby-that afternoon, and
he had to make a speech at a meeting naif
an hour after she came home.
Cupid with a bow and arrow Is courtship;
Cupid with a torch is marriage, but nobody
lias yet told us what the divorce Cupid
"I thought your husband was installed
In Poortown," said the minister's wife's
"He was,' said the minister'3 wife,
"but he thought they were overdoing it."
"Why, what do you mean?"
"They installed him in theparish and fur
nished the parsonage by installments, and
then they wanted to pay his salary on the
installment plan, with the goodwill ot
the parish as security."
"I hear that Mr. Wiggins has another
raise in his salary," said the bill col
lector to thetypewriter.
"Shi" said the typewriter, "he doesn't
want his wife to kriow. He's had four
raises since he has been here and he never
told her of one of them, or she'd stop
. economizing rig'lib away."
It is a cuiious fact, but the role quality
that a man's mqthcr and sisters can find to
compliment in his wife sometimes, Is her
Judgment In choosing a husband.
"Many are called,'' said Pokerton, in a
meditative way,3" but few come down with
"Why do woirieiibuy neckties for their
husbands blrtndayB, I should like to
VnnwV." soliloquized' Culberson, or thought
he soliloquized. J s
"Well, Zephanlan," said his wife, who
Just then emerged from the pantry. "I'll
get you a suit of clothes for Christmas, If
you want I should."-
But Culberson hastily assured her that
the necktie was very nice and Just what
"Where do all these germs come from?"
asked Aunt Eliza in perplexity. "They
never had them when I was a child."
"Germany, ! guess," answered her irrev
erent nephew. "Lookat Emperor William."
, "There go the Misses Snipperton. They
look so much alike I never can tell -n hich
is whioh whether It Is'No. 1 or No. 7."
"Precisely. I think their family tree
must have been a chestnut"
THEOSOPHy IS'OT A RELIGION.
This Is ihe Decision of a Massa
Boston, May 15. By the decision of
Judge Shefdon, In the equity besslon of
the superior court, on Thursday, tho
Theopophlsts of this city, and, indeed, of
Massachusetts, aro debarred from tho
privileges ot other religious denominatlohs
In regard to the exemption ot the real
estate belonging to them from taxation.
Indeed, the decision of the court prao
tlcally states that theosophy Is not a
religion, and that, therefore, Its ad
herents have no rights in common with
other denominations. This ruling has
been greeted with a wave of Indignant
protest from the disciples of Biavatsky,
Judge, and TInglcy:
J. D. Aycrs, in behalf ot the society, haB
filed a bill of exceptions, to bo argued
later by the full bench of tho supreme
court. It Is also possible that in case the
decision of the lower court is sustained,
the whole matter may be brought before
Supreme Couit of the United States and
for the first time In the history of the
United States its highest court will be
asked to defiue just what constitutes a
Robert Crosbie, tu-asurer of the cor
poration, says: "Granting even for one'
moment which we are not disposed to do
that we did not come under the head of
a religious institution, we certainly lay
claim to be an Institution for literary and
scientific purposes, and under that fiend
we can claim exemption from taxes. The
truth of the matter is that we have been
obliged to contend with narrow and sec
tarian influences ever since we established
ourselves in Boston, but we ne er thought,
even In our wildest flights of fancy, that
the home of our society would be ever
termed a 'boaidmg-house' in a Massachu
HAY COST NI5W TOIIK MILLIONS.
Wide-Spreading Effects of tho Pat
ent Case Decision.
New York, May 15. The Campbell case
against the city, in which Judge Wheeler,
of the United States court, yesterday gave
Judgment for the plaintiff for $818,000,
for infringement of a patent relief-valve
for steam fire engines, involved a de
mand ntmlnsfc tho rlfrv fnr 11 nnn nnn
Judgment was given only for the In-
frlngement, but It was the dictum of the
court that the city Is liable, also, for
the amount of money It has saved through
using the device. Should this dictum be
sustained in actions against the city for
the use of patent articles in all cases,
either pending or threatened. It was said
in the finance department today that the
city would be mulcted to the extent of
The Campbell case has been in the
courts nearly thirty years, and will uow
be appealed by the city to the United
States Supreme Court.
CHANGED WITH KLEPTOMANIA.
A Private Detective's Arrest in a
Dry Goods House.
New York, May 1C The Identity of
the mysterious woman who, blazing with
diamonds, was-locked up last night for sev
eral hours in the police station ona charge
of shoplifting, was made known this morn
ing. According to the entry en tbeietums,
in the station-house, the alleged klepto
maniao shoplifter -was Mrs. Leona Green
berg, fifty years old.-livingat Williamsburg,
and she Is said to ben near relative of a
well-known police official.
The woman was arrested last night on
the complaint of Louis FJtoff, a private
detectUe in the employ of a dry goods
house at Twentieth street and Sixth ave
nue, on a charge of shoplifting She was
held in $500 bail.
Victor Gulnseburg furnished the bond. He
said that lit was a relative of Mrs Green
burg and thatshedeniedall of the detective's
story. He said Mrs. Greenburg was sim
ply standing at the counter when the ar
ticles found on her unfortunately fell off
the counter and accidentally dropped Into
the umbrella. There was no reason why
she should steal, he added, for although
she is "not wealthy she Is in comfortable
BALDWIN'S FUN ER AIL HITES.
Distinguished Men "Were Among
New Tork, May 15. -Men distinguished
throughout the nation met at Trinity
Church this mornlngto pay their last tribute
of respect to their friendand business asso
ciate, Christopher Columbus Baldwin, late
naval officer ot this port, who died at his
summer borne, In Newport, Wednesday
Dr. DIk , the rector of Trinity, offlciated.
Among the pallbearers were former Presi
dent Cleveland, William C Whitney and
Don M. Dickinson. The body was taken, to
Hagcrstown, Md., for interment.
Fatal Poller Explosion.
Lexington, Ky., May 15. A boiler in
Ward's saw mill, at Randolph, exploded
today, kilhngG. Brown, Simon KIrkpatrick,
J. D. Ward, and his son, William. -Virgil
Huntley was fatally injured John Ward
had both legs broken and will probably
die. Sam Ward was badly scalded.
Mexicmi Cotton Mill Resumes.
Queretaro, Mex;, May 15. Tho Her
cules Cotton Mills, three In number, re
sumed operations today after beings shut
downseveral montta Three thousand men
Passing Away of "Father Kepp."
Boston, May 15. Mr. Robert Kent, better
known as Fattier Kepp, of "Old Folks" con
cert fame, is dead.
Outbrenk in New Mexico.
Acitng Secretary Meikeljohn was in
formed yesterday that there had been on
outbreak of lawlessness in the western part
of New Mexico. Mr. Meikeljohn informed
Delegate Joseph, who called to see him
about the trouble, that the case did not
require the interference of the War De
partment. The Goat His Horus.
(From the Philadelphia Times.)
With this enlarged tax on the beverage
In successful operation, herearter the buck
beer goat should be pictured wearing horns'
"Wanted the Experience Blessed.
(From the St. Paul Dispatch.)
Oases are numerous of peoplo who
never know when they have had enough
to drink, but the worst extant is that of.
the Mississippi negroes who floated down
a flood on a raft, and upon being rescued
wanted to be baptised.
(From tho Chicago Dispatch.)
Englismen and Amercans do not take
opposite views on all subjects. We are
alLalike soiry that Mr. Bayard is going to
Slandering the Angell.
(From the Chicago Times-Herald.)
It 1b asserted on most excellent au
thority thatPresIdent Angell, who has been,
named for the Turkish mission, is notthat
kind of man at all, notwithstanding his
Almost a Necessity.
(From the Chicago Times-Herald.)
Right, of course, always should pre
vail; butin wartime mightusuallyis a very
handy thine to have? around!
You want to
look into this.
Don't get the impression that these
are reduced suits. They've never
had a mark except $7.50. But
they're our own special creations,
and we're not afraid to have them
compared with the best others offer
at $10. There' s everything in know
ing how and making every penny of
the price show in quality. That's
what we've done. It's one of the illus
trations that prove that your money
goes a great deal further here than"
The suits are 3 and 4-button Sacks In nobby
Plaid, Check, and Mixture Cheviots brand new pat
ternsstrictly all wool and tailored "our
prettiest." They will fit perfectly.
Better to come Monday when the assortment
will be complete-
ALICE IN H00D00LAND m.
Alice now espied In the distance a lonff
table, and, tbluklng- that this might be
the famous" pie-couuter, she hurried to
ward It, and found seated there her old
friend, the groundhog, the Hoodoo, and
several other people, all discussing very
loudly some question of general Interest.
Tlie groundhogs was saying asshecameup,
"But I tell yon I was the original fair
weather prophet, and I deserve some
"I don't see that yoa do," said the
Hoodoo, glancing at the sky, which had
now become heavily clouded, and Alice
found, to her surprise, that she was
drenched to the skin by a pouring rain.
But the Hoodoo wenton, quite undisturbed,
" You said 1 1 was going to be good weather
after March 4, and hereitls like this."
"That'd your doing," said the ground
hog, pettishly; "you brought the ram along
in your pocket and used. It to pay your
beard bills, I believe."
"It ought to be dry weather by now,"
said the noodoo sadly, "for my board bill
fs like the Dingley bill. Why?"
Alice was very much interested in conun
drums, aadhstenedintently for the answer
"Because it's a mile long, I suppose,"
sneered the ground-hog.
"Wrong!" said the Hoodoo.
"Because It would break anybody who
doesn't do business on trust?" suggested
a goat, who sat at the foot of the table.
"Talk about the horns of a dilemma!
They 're nowhere compared to abilL."
"Wrongl" said tho Hoodoo, "ril tell
you, Tadies and gentlemen. There are
three answers to this conundrum. My
boatd bill Is like the Dingley bill because
your hoard while you wait"
"Put him out!" shrieked the company,
and in the confusion that ensued, Alice
heard smothered phrases about "both dry,"
and "nothings free but appetite." In the
midst of it all a pacific voice was heard
to say, "I'll take this seat, please."
"That seat Is reserved for the Presi
dent," said a Babbit, who happened to be
sitttng next to the head of the tahle.
"That doesn't matter," said the soft
voice. "It's my seat, because I say so:
and you wouldn't he soimpollte astocontra
dict me, would you?"
"Oh, nol" said the Itabbifc. "Pray, sit
down," and he added aside to Alice, "r
haven't been laying low all these years
ThcTe was a splash, and a smothered
cry, and then, although Alice could not
quite see what happened, there were In
dications' that the owner of the voice had
sat down In a large tub of coldwater, which
the Rabbit had substituted for the chair, at
the head ot the table. "That is the way,"
said the Rahbit,"thatr sometimes liquidate
Alice was very glad to know the mean
ing of this phrase, which she- had often:
heard used In regard to banks and things.
The rest of the company were ntakiDg
such a noise that Alice, having become
convinced that no pie was In sight, w;nt
lift in another direction. Presently she
came upon a small man, with a worried
cxptession of countenance, conversing with
a fox-. Theic was a barbed-wire fence
around them, but Alice managed to crawL
through, and became much interested in
the conversation, because It reminded her
somehow of something, she hadlearne'l at
"I tell you," said the fox, "there"!1! no
wv but to send mo over with tho goose
to take care of it"
"No," Eaid the small man, "I really
don't thlnfcthatwould do- Besides, I want
to get this corn over there as- soon as T
can, or the chickens will starve to death."
"That's all right," said the fox. T ha-ve
had experience with poultry. I carr take
care ot them. Butifcwon'tdo to send-that
corn over there all alone."
T wish I could think ot the way to do
that problem," said Alice, to herself. "I'm
sure I learned It a- long, long: time ago.
It's tunny a grown-up man should be so
Tho fox did not seem to bo at aUin
a hurry, and. was very pleasant and
smiling, but there way a. disagreeabler
suggestiveness in his smile that Alice
did not like at all. "You see," he went
on to say, "I don't care to bring the
chickens back just now, for the other
foxes might object, but I'll do what I
"Tho chickens," sold a voice close to
Alice's ear, ''will nover come back."
It was tho Kabblt. who was pricking up
his ears to their full height, and looked
"Why not?" asked Alice.
"Because they're in tho soup," said
ther Babbit, "anr the foxea- are alL tit-
To-morrow we shall offer you
tlie choice of
300 Men's Suits that look
like $1 0 suits that ARE the
match of any $1 O suits you'll
see elsewhere, and our price
ting around waiting for it to get told,
so thoy won't have to burn their fingers."
"Do the chick-ens belong to that man?"
"Not exactly," said the Rabbit. "They
were given him to take careof."
"I should set a trap for that mean fox,"
said Alice, Indignantly. "That's what
my Uncle Samdid once, and he caught the
"Where was that?" asked the Babbit,
"Out West," said Alice, "when, ho was
a young, man."
"Your Uncle Samuel will set a trap for
this fox, too, pretty soon," said the Babbit,
WAGXEH'a UODY RECOVERED.
Found Floating in the River Xeur
The body ot Christian Wagner, tho
adopted son of G. W. Thomas, who was
drowned in tbe Potomac near tlie Chain
Bridge last Sunday, was- found floating
in the river yesterday afternoon, near
Giteboro Point, not far bf-low the Arsenal
landing. A boatman rowing In the vicinity
discovered the body, and towed It to tho
shore and notified the police at No. G
stntlon. The police boat Joe Blackburn
was sent to tbe place and brought thu
corpse to the wharf, and later it wai
removed to the Xew Jersey avenue morgue.
Last night permission was granted to con
vey tbe body to G. Grime's undertaking
establishment. No. 1113 Seventh street
The funeral or the young-man will beheltf
A STOLE STOHCN.
Had Been Worn by Two Popes and
Ts Worth $3,000.
New York, May 15. The handsoraelyenv
bioidercd stole which was once worn by
Pope Plus IX. and later by Leo XIII, and
which was a token in one of the booths
at tbe Irish Fair, at the Grand Central
Palace, was taken on Thursday night.
police were not notified until last night
the persons in charge of the stole bell
that it had only been mislaid.
rested on suspicion WUiiam iL-e
tho waiters in the fair. He was rexil
The stole was valued at $3,000. It was
white, embroidered with gold, and had a
number of Jewels on it It was the prop
erty ot a church dignitary at the Vatican,
who had received it from Pope Leo XIII.
Its owners bad givon It to Mr. Francis
Sullivan as a. donation to tbe fair. It waa
exhibited at the Kilkenny booth and waa
to have been voted to the most popular
The only basis for the suspicion thaft
Rice stole itls the unusual interest he took
Inltr andlt disappeared about the time he
left the place. j
Xew Cotton 31111s In Mexico.
Torreon, Mex., May 15. Five large cot
ton mills are to be established In this dis
trict. The yield ot cotton thU Ncascn
will bo very large- There arc now 109
large cotton mills in Mexico
Mnr. Commonstalk(soberly) Are you sura
your fiancee will make a good home tody.
Ell? Doyou thlnksheknowsanythlngabout
mending, for instance?
Cholly Commonstalk About mending;,
mother? Why, that Is her very strongest
point. I saw her mend a busted tire onco
In just fourteen minutes by the watch.
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