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WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, MAY 20.
t In tlte IIoii.sc Today.
It is earnestly to be hoped that the
House today will take up the Cuban ques
tion agreeably to the unfrven-nl wish of tiie
country, in a warm, generous spirit of
Americanism, of the love of liberty and
detestation or Spanish ut roc i tics Against
Innocent womanhood aud helpless child
hood. The matter is one us to -which
political linos never fchould he drawn. Iu
the common cause of suffering, outraged
humanity, political dlfferenees should be
sunk and forgotten, and members of all
parti cm should Join in the Loud of universal
brotherhood, striving with eachc-thcr in the
earnu.stne.-ii, of their effoiUi ttiat Justice
and mercy .shall prevail, and ttie name
or our Republic be redeemed in the eyes
Today. Republicans. Iicwocrau and Pop
ulists should unite heart and hand in
registering the determined will of tho
people they represent, thnt the honors
of the devilish war of -Spain In Cuba
If our hope that this may be done Is
doomed todisappolutment; if, not with stand
ing the gmvity of the situation, and the
agonized cues of persecuted and tortured
f ellciv men and women that assail our ears,
it should prove to be the policy of Mr.
Reed, act-mg under orders from the Spanish
clement in the Administration, to oppose
the people's wishes, the fault will be
his .and of his Republican majority, and the
recposiidblUty for reducing a question of
national honor and deceucy to the level of
a political wi angle in the House will be
In .such an eeutthe Democratic minority,
being a unit on the issue and resolutely for
the right, will accept the gage of battle.
We do Jiot believe they will fight alone.
Bbides the ropullst support, we feel con
fident that there are Republicans In the
body who cannot be lashed by the Speak
er's whip into taking a position in support
of Spain against their duty and their con
hclcuces "VVe know that there are not a
few such noble-minded Republicans in the
Senate, and we are jiot prepared to believe
that the House is devoid of them.
Tiie press and people of the United States
await this day'siiroceedlugs with breathless
Million In It.
There are millions of dollars four hun
dred millions at the Jeast-in the Admin
istration plan to free Cuba.
Obviously Mr. Hanna is the man to at
tend to that sort of job, and, presto, Mr.
Banna is on hand.
Now let us wutch Congress.
A Wellington From Maryland.
With a sense of weary mystification we
have been looking over the pages of history
to Bee If we could dit-cover anything
of which the State of Maryland ever
has been guilty, to deserve the mor
tification and humiliation of representation
In the United States Senate by Mr. George
L. "Wellington. "We have found hut one
thing in all the honorable and noble record
of the commonwealth that would seem
to Justiry the infliction of such a scathing
rebuke from Providence, and that la the
fact that, in the year 1S95, Maryland
for once proved untrue to her ancient
principles and -standards, and, unthink
ingly, more in u spirit of Juvenile petu
lance than anything else, abandoned the
party of the people and of humanity, and
turned herself over to the party of gold
contraction, trusts, monopolies and perse
cution of a gallant nation struggling for
Independence against the butcherly power
o Spain. It was a ridiculous as well as
an unworthy thing to do, and in xme of Its
principal results the punishment fits the
It must be exhilarating to the good
and liberty-loving fathers and mothers
of Maryland to have it said on their be
half by one of their Senators that the
btarvatlon of American citizens by order
of the .hyena, Weylcr; the cowardly mur
der of wounded men, physicians and
nurses In hospitals; the public sale at
auction of Cuban girl prisoners to a
beastly soldiery for abuse until death
comes to relieve their torture; the out
rage and butchery of women and girls
generally, and the fiendish Spanish troop
ers' amusement of holding little babies
up by the legs and slicing them in bits
with machetes before the eyes of shclr
Bhrleking. agonized mothers, are as noth
ing compared with the debt wo owe to
Spain for assisting Columbus to discover
The outrage which this position in
Tolves to the manhood aud womanhood
of the State la not the only offense of
tho statement. It covers a cold-blooded
sneer at a race of people, who, through
all time, hac been the parent sufferers
from Spain's cruel and bloodthirsty greed
and fanaticism, and who today form
one of the most respected, patriotic, char
itable and intelligent elements in the
constituency of Maryland.
-History" of the little hatchet variety
tells us, and tells us falsely, that Queen
Isabella assisted Columbus by haetificlng
her Jewels. Every ?tudent of real history,
aud most reading people, among whom Mr.
Wellington would wish to be clashed, know
that the money to fitout Columbus did not
come from the sacrifice of the jewels, but
from the sacrifices of the Jewsl Isabella
wanted to help Columbus, for a share In
whatever plunder he might find, and also
wanted Ferdinand to rind the cash- As lie
did not have It to spare, he sent for one of
the Weylers of that day, and ordered bin.
to "paciry" a sufricieut number of Jews
to make up Uic amount. As it was decreed,
so it was done! The cheerful Spanish
dungeon, the boot, the thumbscrew, the
rack, the red hot pincers and the flaying
knife all thefe historic financial devices of
this most Christian power were broughUnto
play, aud the holy debt which we owe to
Spain forthcdl&covery of America was duly
taken out of the torture, blood and tears
or the poor Jews.
But Mr. "Wellington is grateful to Spain
for Columbus, and we are satisfied that the
Hon Arthur ll. Gorman la more than grate
ful to the Republican paity for "Wellington.
Just now he needs such a "Wellington In his
A Policy of Infamy.
Friends of the Administration, as well as
press exponents usually representing the
views of the Spanish bondholders, and the
Anglo-American Cuban Sugar Trust, con
tinue to talk In a way to justify the pre
dictions of The Times during the pastfour
weeks, In regard to the real Cuban policy of
the Administration. The Span'bh Min
ister's Washington organ announced yes
terday morning that after receiving Mr.
Culhoun'b report, tho President wonld send
a note to Kpolu suggesting that Cuba be
allowed to purchase her independence. In
Uic same announcement It was hinted that
In case Spain should refuse to treat, the
United State might take tho initiative
and Intervene ty stop the war, in the in
terests of Uii English-Spanish landholders
and the Aiigln-Amcricnn sugar syndicate.
Nobody need bother aboutany resistance
to such a proposal on the part of Spain,
because the matter is thoroughly under
stood between tho Administration and the
Hales, Atkinses, Olneys, Havemeyern, Bel
mont and Pierpont Morgans on this side
and Do Lome and Canovas on the other.
The situation is a simple one. Spain Is
xinvlnced that her case in Cuba is rope
less; that the prebent rainy season cam
paign promises to clean the troops fi
nally out of the Island. If she can shift
the debt Incurred in attempting to con
quer the two Cuban revolutions to the
shoulders of the Cubans themselves ihe
will be glad enough to quit. Then, In the
holy cause of humanity and to stop the
cries of outraged innocence, dying under
the butcher knife of the fiend, Weylir,
this Government will step In and order
Cisncros, Gomez and all the patriot band
to lay down their arms and surrender to
the Spanish bondholders and the Anglo
American syndicate, represented by the
This is the policy of the Administration,
based upon the plea of the "business !n
tcrtstB," and of Spain, Hale, Hoar, OIney,
Atkins, Belmont, and the rest, that if
the Cubans arc not arrested they will
drivo the Spaniards out of the island,
establish their government in Havana, and
biiap their fingers at the British land
holders and the British-A meiican sugar
syndicate. The plea is effective. The
moral and physical forces of a govern
ment deaf and blind to the murders,
outrages and butcheries of defenseless
men, women and children, or the decieed
btarvatlon of twohundrcd thousaudcountry
people, will rush wildly to the rescue of
foreigners whose Spanish Investments are
It is au infamous proposition! It is
flagrantly so, in tho face .of repeated
declaiations by all the Cuban leaders, t::at
their people will never submit to buy
tho liberty they have won with their
swords aud with tho blood, honor and
tears of outraged, murdered innoceiicc.
Who are we, that, after witnessing the
wrongs, tortures and butcheries perpetrated
upon them without lifting a hand to lelp
them, but, on the contrary, doing every
thing In the power of our Governm.mt
to aid their oppressor, now should step
In, and, by force and arms, compel them
to choose between a perpetuation of the
horrible conditions existent, or submit to
the hopeless, endless slavery of a debt
the mere Interest upon which they could
not hope to cam for a generation to
It is a scheme of Infamy to which the
Congress aud the people of the United
States ought not and must not submit.
We are quite aware that opposition is
shrewdly being prepared for We are to
be told that the Cubans are anxious for
Intervention on such terms. It is possible
that some individual Cuhans, considered
to be representative in a greater or .'ess
degree, may regard the project with a
complacency born of personal views.
But nonejftf the great leaders In the field;
none of the men whoeven now are gather
ing for a day of vengeance upon Weylcr
In his stronghold, will be found of th'e
number; and they, and only they, :.re
the people qualified to speak for the pa
triot cause. There is hardly any room
for doubt that the real purpose of the
Calhoun mission Is the furtherance of this
.Representatives of both Houses of Con
gress will be recreant to their duty if they,
do not speedily prepare themselves to meet
this new and deadly assault upon thecaase
of human liberty.
The President made the first or his Terri
torial appointments yesterday, nominating
Col. Myron B. McCord to be governor of
Arizona. It is a most cxcclJc-nt selection,
andone that will be received with universal
applause in the Territory where Col Mc
Cord is known and respected as a most in
fluential aud progressive citizen. The new
governor is a peisonal friend of the Presi
dent, with whom he served in Congress, nnd
who, in making his choice from among rhe
various candidates, picked out the one of
whom he had positive knowledge and could
rely upon. The retiring executivcls a gold
The Spanish party in the Senate now
consists of Hale, Hoar, White, and Welling
ton. If there be another it is the sancti
monious rintt, of Connecticut.
Mr. Croker only needs the Tammany In
dorsement to become the first mayor or
Greater New York. The Prince of Wales
has shaken both his hands at once.
Ex-Senator Fussett, of Toledo, who was
once labor commissioner of Ohio, is
reported as declaring that every labor
union In the State will fight Mr. Hanna
if he Is indorsed by the Republican State
convention. As he still insists upon the In
dorsement, the prospect for hostilities is
The genuine article of McKinley pros
perity lias struck Oauton, Ohio. The great
wrought iron bridge works at that place
have cut down wages 10 per cent, anil the
hands are outconsidering whether they will
stand it or not.
The gallant stand for Cuban recognition
taken by Senator Foraker has added a
new brand to the Ohio fire. The people
of that State are strongly opposed to the
Cleveland policy of the Administration,
and it Is causing great anxiety In Ad
ministration circles. On Tuesday even
ing several personal friends of Senator
Hanna were making the rounds trying to
convince people thnt "the Senator is
not unfriendly to Cuba at all. It is a
mistake to suppose so. Just pass the
tarirf bill first, u'ud then he will be as
frieudly as anybody." All the same the
belief still exists that the Cuban policy
of the bond and sugar Interests, which
contributed so generously to the cam
paign fund, Is the policy of Mr. Hanna.
Why should Mr. Thomas B. Reed of Maine
be unfriendly to the cause of liberty In
Cuba, or uuwllllng that Weyler's atrocities
should bo stopped? He was in faror of
Cuba in tiie Fifty-fourth Congress, why
not In the Fifty-fifth
After passing the Morgan rc&olution the
Senate ought to adjourn for three days at
a time to give Mr. Reed a chance to
pass It, before taking up the tariff bill.
Amcricuu sugar planters are In violent
opposition to the sugar tariff schedule as
it now stands before the Senate. They ap
preciate the throttling advantage It gives
to the trust. The ad valorem rates will
lot. in a vast volume of certain grades of
raw sugar at a low cost and low duties,
while the trust will be protected by prac
tically prohibitory duties on everything
that could compete with It3 product. Sena
tor McEuery has commenced the assault
by au amendment In the Interest df native
cane growers, and there will be others, and
plenty of fight. Trusts die hard.
While President McKinley waits with
pious placidity upon the return of Com
missioner Calhoun, tho Interesting Christian
Spaniards have within five days destroyed
and butchered the inmates of fifteen CuDon
field hospitals. These adventures all ap
pear In the official papers as Spanish
VLOOD SITUATION IMPROVING.
The Hlver Falling at tiie Rntn of
Half n Foot a Day.
New Orleans, May 19. The situation
throughout the overflowed section Is
oleadily Improving. The colored relief
committee In Yicksburg has closed :ts
doors, as Teller Is no longer needed
The refugee camp at Natcnez will be
broken up today. The distress Is bew
limited to out-of-the-way sections in
the interior, where the land Is very low
and therefore badly overflowed, and
where it is difficult to reach.
The fall of the river Is so rapid, being
half a foot at Memphis dally, and a third
of a foot at Yicksburg and Cairo, that
the planters are preparing to plant cot
ton, although It Is a little late for It.
Altogether a million dollars was spent
on the levees without including the labor
contracted free or the work done by
tho railroads in hauling gravel, dirt and
SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
"HI! what dat Obadlah Jenkins dolu'
wid dat sign, 'O. Jenkins, Tonsorial Art
ist!' " asked Uncle Isaac. "Las' yeah he
wuz jus' plain harbab. What did datnig
gati ebbah draw?"
"Duuno 'bout de artist," said young
Isaac; "ObaOlah done drew de prize in
A New York judgo has decided thut
the wife and not the husband should con
tiol the .servants. It Is to be hoped that
this is not taken as meauing that she has
The reason that accidents always happen
In the best regulated families Is that no
body In such families will take the blame
"That's Just like you, Louisa," said the
dweller in Outerville to his wife, "you've
loytthe last tack we had In the house, und
1 want to finish fastening up tills curtain."
They looked, and looked, with two lamps
and a dark lantern, but could find no tack.
Then the heroic young wife bethought her
of an expedient.
She ordered all tiie lights to be extinguish
ed, and then, without her shoes, she took
three steps at random. At the thiid step
she uttered a smothered cry. The tack was
It ha6 heen decided by a Boston court
that three treats of ice cicam are equiva
lent to an engngnient to mairy; and theie
will be an immediate slump iu the Boston
ice cream market.
No cat has ever been killed by a cy
clone. -This puts a final extinguisher
on our hopes. Crockery and bootjacks,
pistols, canes, and so on, have been tried,
but if the cyclone can't do it there is
nothing to do but wait for the cat to die
a natural death.
All the world may be a stage, but the
angel doesn't boss the show, all the same.
The Perversity of Things.
(From the Philadelphia Times.)
Why Is It that we are so perversely
sleepy at times, and In places where somno
lence Is a social crime, whereas when we
He on our downv couch ur eyes seem
SENATOR MASON'S ORATORY. I
Picturi'Miae in tho Extreme and
Square From the Shoulder.
Senator Wm. E. Mason is a picturesque
speaker. He belongs to the impiefslonlst
echool of oratory. His is no finely woiked
out subject, with line lines and delicate
lights and shadows. He simply ttnows
words together, and, like the inttei-day
artist, by means of great putches of
material, produces his picture. Senator
Masou wrestles with the queen's linglish
in a catcli-as-catch-cau stjle that is al
together effective. It is u mutter of su
pieme indifference to him who gets the
IwHt of it, so long ns "Billy" Masou utters
the thought that Is surging iu his breast
and bursting to Und cxpie.ssion. Preposi
tions, adverbs and adjectives become
sliangely mixed up as the Senator from
Illinois proceeds, but "he gets theie Just
the same," so-whlit's the diiference so
long as the Kcntiiucnt is all light?
Sentiment wub Mr. Mason's long suit
Tuesday. He made a ringing speech, and
had tiie galleries with him. The friends of
Cuba on the floor were with him, and the
rriendsofSjniln writhed underthedenunCia
tion that was heaped upon them. It was
not to bo expected thut many of the tart
things he said would be permitted to go un
challenged, but with It all Mr. Mason kept
his temper, and replied good natured
ly. Therein he differed from hisopponent.
Senator Wellington was the objector Mr.
Mason's severest strictures. In a moment's
reply the new Maryland Senator spoke of
the "State I represent." Senatorial court
esy required him to say, "the State I have
the honor in part to represent," but Mr.
Wellington was too excited to notice his
error, aud Mr. Gorman, his colleague, smiled
benignly us his DemocratlccoIIuugiies called
his attention to the slight.
The charm or Mr Mason's discourse
wa not In what he drew from others so
muchas wliathesuid himself. There wasa
hot passage between himself and Mr.
Wellington when the latter accused him
of falsifying history by saying that Wash
ington at Valley Forgu hail no better gov
ernment than the Cubans now have.
Mr. Wellington pointed out that Washlng
tunliadbehindhimtheContinen Uii Congress,
which had Issued paper money and all that
sort of thing. "Yes," retorted Mr. Ma
son, "nnd that money wasn't worth a
conllncnrjl damn, either," whereat Grand
pa Hoar gasped for breath and came near
felling from his seat.
Endeavoring a little later on to prove
to Mr. Wellington thut a government ex
isted In Cuba, Mr. Mason picked up a copy
of the Cumeroa report of the last Congress,
which he waved in front of Mr. Wellington,
shouting: "Why, this document, reported
to the Senate by one of its committees,
shows that the Cubans had a government
before you and I became statesmen; be
fore Tfc began to draw our salurlea."
Mr. Wellington had attacked the press
in his speeoh ot Monday and Mr Mason de
fended It. Here la one of those delightful
similes, one of those metaphors that were
scattered throughout "Billy" Mason's
speech like oases of brilliancy In a desert
of meaningless platitudes. "Newspaper
statements arc like the gentle breeze
against the Rock -or Gibraltar; and here's
the breeze;" whereat he iMJgun to read the
'breeze" which showed the change of
sentiment among the Now York financier
After reading the Cuban plank in the
Republican platform, Mr. Mason adminis
tered a rebuke to Mr. Wellington In this
fashiou: "You and I were elected on this
platform; thePrcsidentindon-eil every word
or it and stood on that platform. And I
want to say that I'm here to stand on that
platform while I continue on tho pay roll."
"You talk about jingoism, and sneer
at it. Patiick Henry was a Jingo, every
revolutionary hero was a Jingo, every
man who would, rather fight than buy
peace at ttje sacrifice of the honor of
hia wife and family, Is a Jingo, accord
ing to thla modern doflnltfou of Jingoism."
"A little common sense and a little
Ameiicau patriotism is what is needed
in dealing with this situation; and still
we hesitate on account of that ancient
barnacle known as 'international law.' "
Referring again to Mr. Wellington's al
lusions to the inaccuracy of the news
paper reports, Mr. Mason delivered this
alom: "If the picas rpcaks well of me,
I know it's true, if it says HI of me,
everybody knows it is not true."
Mr. Mason eulogized the newspaper pro
fession, nnd said the men in it worelritelli
gent and patriotic Tholrdulies weremuch
more arduous than those of a United States
Senator, and they earned every dollar
they got If they were compelled to sit in the
gallery and listen to such speeches as the
Senator from Maryland made.
Mr Mason can jump from thesubllmeand
the pathetic to the ridiculous, without
breaking a limb or losing his breuth. He
had just depleted the glorious work and
tragic death of Corresponden t Crosby, who
went to Cuba for a Chicago paper and was
killed while watching an engagement. "It's
the first time I ever heard of a Chicago
newspaper reporter getting the worst of
it," he ejaculated without stopping to
change the inflection of his voice.
"Filibuster Is a harsh word," said Mr.
Masou, looking squarely ut Senator Hale.
"It Is a harsh word and Jars upon the
tender sensibilities of those gentlemen
in kid gloves, who are popular In Spanish
quarters. But it Is filibustering just the
same I want to tell 3011 that when you
get a filibuster from Illinois you will get
one who will filibuster from start to fin
ish, nnd he won't wear gloves in doing
Mr. Mason is always eloquent, even If
he does strain existing conditions some
what rather than spo1' a good nnd loyal
sentiment. Here is one of these outbreaks
of Tuesday that caused the galleries to
break the rules: "Why, Mr. President, If
we did not have a ship In the world and
every gun was melted into a ploughshare,
if every bayonet was buried, If every ship
we ever had, was sunk In the middle or the
sea, there Is 110 nation in the world, much
less Spain, that would ever dare stiiko
our colors or invnde American soil."
Mr. Wellington, who apparently did not
know when he had had enough, sought at
one time to Inject his peace-at-any-price
ideas Into Mr. Mason's debate, and was pro
ceeding to show wnat we, as a nation, owed
"Oh, yes." retorted Mr. Mason, "I grant
you wc owed England a great deal, but we
settled the greater part of the debt at
Bunker mil, anil what little there may
have been left we paid by our votes hero
two weeks ugci."
This was th first public reference, In de
bate, to the defeat, of the late lamented
Life. "Without Beer.
CFrom the Chicago Times-Herald.)
A scientific journal says "a man will
live five minutes without air, ten days
without sleep, without water for a week,
without food for fifty days," and in Mil
waukee without beer about three hours.
A Ohiuig'e of Ileart.
(From the Omaha World-Hcraldi
The "something just as good'' brigade
at Wast:inglon,is rapidly eiilistlnc in tho
"any old thing'guai-d-
colored political headers,
Forumtion of a Protective Associa
tion in Virginia.
Richmond, Va., May 10. A number of
colored leaders met here yesterday, pur
suant to widely circulated notice, and or
ganized what they call "The Negro Pro
tective Association of Virginia."
Those who were active In the movement
claim there were 120 representatives pres
entoutslde ot Richmond. This, though, the
Republican white leaders deny. Among
those most conspicuous In tiie formation of
this organization, which has all of the
appearances of a political one, are A. W.
Harris, of Petersburg; Rev. W. W. Browne,
Robert Cox, of Lynchburg; M. Lewis, of
Norfolk; John U. Smyth, editor ot the
Reformer. A. W. llarris was made chair
man of the ossoclatlou, and James II. Hays,
a well-known lawyer here secretary.
The objects ot'lhe organization are de
clared to be for the betterment of the
negro and while they announce that they
are Republicans and do not propose to
act otherwise than with that organization
they do not intend to solidify the entire
Their resolutions denounoe lynching;
commend the attitude ot Southern govern
ors "In deprecating this infamy," and
especially indorse the course of Goy.
White Republican managers are not al
together pleased with the teparate negro
Republican movement and aseert that it
was brought about by disgruntled members
of the colored people.
AVOHK OF OniO DEMOCRATS.
Action Tnesdiij- Sulci to He Unfavor
able to Mi. McLean.
New York, May 19. A special dispatch
to the Sun from Columbus, Ohio, says:
The result of some ot the preliminaries at
the meeting or the Democratic State cen
tral committee here yesterday, which
called the State convention at Columbus
on June 29 and 30, was a knockout blow
to John R. McLean, the Cincinnati editor,
who i anxious to succeed Mark Hanna in
McLean wanted the call for the conven
tion so worded as to allow all Democrats
to vote for delegates nt primaries who
would give allegiance to the monetary
plank of the Chicago platform, but the op
position to Mr. McLean, or the Populistlc
members of the committee, insisted that
the indorsement of the Chicago platform
in Its entirety, Including the Populistlc
features, should be the criterion by winch
voters should be judged. They carried
their point after a lively debate.
It is believed that this action on the
part of the committee will offend the vo
ters who deserted the standard of Democ
racy last fall, not so much on account of
the monetary plank In the Chicago plat
form as the attack upon the Supreme
Court and other institutions. It Is also said
that McLean wanted a late convention.
It developed during the day that Judge
Van Meter, or Chillicothe, Is the McLean
candidate for governor.
When Mr. McLean was shown the above
dispatch yesterday, he smilingly said:
"Well, this contains considerably more
news as to the situation than I havo yet
received from private sources, but as the
article seems to explain itself, there is
little for me to add to It. I have nothing
to say which would be of Interest to the
readers of your paper."
liOYPOTT OX AMERICAN DOGS.
Restrictions Placed on Their Im
migration Into England.
London, May 10. The White Star Liner
Majestic, which sailed today fiom Liverpool
for New York, has on board copies of an
order Issued by the British board of agri
cultjre in consequence of the hydrophobia
scare arising in jait from the practice of
bringing dogs to Great Britain from Ameri
can ports. Theorder will be posted through
out the United States Its enforcement is
likely to cause trouble, as it Is the most
strlugent precautionary measure of tho
kind ever adopted here.
It provides that no dog shall be allowed
to enter Great Britain after September
without a special license issued by the
board of agrlcultuie, which can be ob
tained only after going through mauy
formalities. Details for the Identification
or the dog must be given, as well as the
address of the owner, where the
animal Is going to land, and the
route by which it is to rra-'el.
In case ot violation of any of the pro
visions of the order the dog will be
liable to six months' quarantine at the
expense of its owner.
J. "WILLIAMS TUOI1XE DEAD.
Was a Member of tho Old Abolition
West Chester, Pa., May 19. J. Williams
Thome, who was conspicuous in the ranks
of the abolitionists, died at his home in
Salisbury yesterday aged eighty-one years.
He was prominent In the work of helping
runaway slaves into freedom, by means of
tlte underground railroad.
A Fatal Riot Among Peons.
Torreon, Mex., May 19. A ilot took
place among the peons, on thc"Mendez
hacienda, west of here, and before it could
be stopped by the foice of rural guards
sent to the scene, five men were killed
and twelve wounded. The trouble was
caused by a peon refusing to divide a
bottle of mescal with a companion.
Natural Gas at San Antonio.
San Antonio, May 19. Natural gas in
considerable quantity has been 6truck heie
at a depth of GOO feet, in a well on the
county courthouse grounds. It is believed
that a gieat supply of gas will be struck
at a greater depth.
New Archbishop of Dublin.
Dublin, May 19. The Most Rev. Joseph
Ferguson Peacocke,D.D.,Protestant Bishop
of Month, has been selected Archbishop of
Dublin, to succeed the late Archbishop
Our New Foreign Policy.
(From the New York Journal.)
Clevelandlsm . and the latter-day Re
publicanism represented by Senator Wel
lington are merely the masks, ot that sinis
ter financial, power that is fast eliminating
all considerations of honor and humanity
from international relations. It is no
longer possible to strike a spark of gener
ous sympathy with the wronged or In
dipiation against oppression anywhere in
the world without arousing the deter
mined hostility of the magnates of the
stock market, whose cold, bloodless policy
has abandoned the Armenians to torture
nnd massacre, bctrayedthe Cretans, ripned
Greece, and sustained the infamies of the
twin butchers, Abdul Hamid and V.'eyler.
Malting Tllm Understand.
(From the Boston Globe.)
Turkey seems to be animated by the feel
ing ot the small boy, who, after he had
"downed" his rival in struggle, Insisted on
giving him a punch or two as he lay pros
trate, saying by way of explanation to a
remonstrating bystander, "I mean to have
him know that he's lickerl, mister that'sall.
Tho One Remaining Use for It.
(From the Detroit News )
While, the tariff bill as amended by the
Senate may be neither Intelligent nor
comprehensible, It is possible that ,Mr.
D-.ngley may be able to sell It as a Scotch
SOCIAL CALLERS PREVAIL.
Not So Many Offlceseekera to See
It was a fairly active day at tho
White House yesterday from morning
till iiight, most of the olu faces belug
seen aud several new people showing
themselves. It was, noticeable, too, that
a large percentage of the day's visitors
were not after office.
The Kentucky coterie wa$ early on
the scene. Senator Debou and Repre
sentative Colson introduced three cui
didates, two for positions here in Wash
ington. Mr. W. A Gaines, of Coving
ton, a colored man, is Kentucky's oiioi.;e
for register of the Treasury. The Ken
tucky people first tried to get him the
position ot recorder, but gave that up.
President McKinley is said to have told
Senator Deboe that Mr. Gaines would
be provided for, although he might not
secure the registershlp of the Tieasury.
It is thought quite probable that ex
Senator and ex-Recorder Blanche K.
Bruce will secure this position. Mr. J.
L. Bosley wUhes to fill one of the
auditorshlps. Mr. Speed, of Louisville,
will get a colltctorship.
Senator Elkiiis was at the White Houe
twice yesterday. Senator Elkltis wishes
a denial made of several statements thut
have appeared to the effect that he Is In
teresting himself iu Mr Chapman's pardon
case lie sold to u Times' reporter yes
terday: "I never met Mr. Chapman and I
know nothing nliout him. The newspaper
people have been fastening his troubles on
me for some time pnsthecaunelhnppenedto
be at the White House on one or two oc
casions at the same- time that Mr. Wilson,
his attorney, was there."
Senator Elkins introduced Editor Smith,
of the Martlnsburg Herald, who wishes a
District appointment, but does not yet de
sire Its nature given out
A delegation or fifty German Lutheran
ministers of the "Missouri Synod"' paid
their respects to the President They have
been In cynodican session at LaUlmorc
since May 12, and are now breaking up
The delegation assured President Mc
Kinley that they were individually aud as
a body for the Administration. Mr. Fred
erick Brand, of Pittsburg, was chairman or
the delegation. He Is the son of Rev. I'.
Brand, sr., president of tne eastern dis
trict of the Miswuri Synod, which includes
all the States ea&t ot the Ohio River.
Senator McBrlde of Oregon was at the
White House as a further Indorser of
Mr. I M Denny for minister to China.
He had Mr. Denny with hlrm The candi
dacy of Mr. Denny Is indorsed by all the
Ex-Senator Blackburn was a caller on
his old friend and colleague, Mr. McKin
ley. They served together on the Ways
and Means Committee of the House
and liked each other greatly, and have
Kept up the friendship. Senator Black
burn told President McKinley that he had
not been at the White House during the
last Administration for three years
Mr. Robert Tabcr and Mrs. Julia Mar
lowo Taber were among the callers. Presi
dent McKinley Is an intimate friend of the
Mr. John Stuart Bonner, the gentleman
who had made the accusations against
former Assistant Secretary of State Rock
hill, with relation to instructions sent by
Mr. Rockhlll to Consul General Lee, was a
caller at the White House.
Senator Mason Introduced to the Presi
dent Mis. George Bass, wire of Senator
Bass, aud Mrs. Lorln C. Collins, wife of J
Senator Prltcfiard called on North Caro
lina matters. He Introduced Mr. II. S.
Uarklus, who has lieen selected by the
North Carolina delegation for the place of
collector ot the Fifth district Mr. Har
kinsls ex-mayor ot Ashevllle.
A curionsllghtonthc ways of the office
seeker is exhibited in hundreds ot letters
that have been reaching the White House
E cry day letters come from all over the
Union, north south and west, addressed.
Care of William .McKinley,
Washington, I) C.
The guileless writers of these letters
suppose thnt their good friends, the office
seekers, are in close personal touch with the
Chief Executive, seeing him every day
and spending a large part of their time
In his company.
The letters arc marked by the clerk who
receives the mail:
"Not nt the White House,"
and finally reach the Dead Letter Office
In many cases.
Among yesterday's callers were Sena
tors Gear, Burrows, Wilson and Thurston,
Col. Pat McCall, ot Virginia; Recorder
of Deeds Cheatham, Dr Johnston, pastor
ot Mr. McKInley's church; Mr. J. W.
Welte, of Indiana, the Lincoln scholar:
Gen. WnIker,.of Virginia, and Mrs. Mary
Ellen Foster, president of the Woman's
Foundry Chnrch Toadies Entertain.
The Ladles' Aid Society of Foundry M
E. Church gave a most Interesting and en
joyable sociable in the lecture-room of the
church last evening. A pleasing musical
program was rendered, in which Mr and
Mrs. Jerome Ubl, Miss Harding and Mr.
Hopkins, of the Metropolitan Musical So
ciety, participated. Selections from the
phonograph were also heard with much
enjoyment by those present Refreshments
in the wnypfstrawberrles.icecrcam. cake,
etc.. were served by a corps or pretty girl
waitresses. The room was prorusely dec
orated with palms, roses, and various cut
riowers. Many pleasant things weie said
or the entertainment, nnd the ladles hav
ing It In charge were naturally much
pleased with their success.
French Raid In Guinea.
Brass. Guinea Coast. May 19. An expedi
tion, presumably French, as French officers
and men actively took part In it, has cap
tured and burned the town or Wa-Wa, In
the Bussa country. One hundred men were
killed and 200 were made prisoners.
Short Life of the Curfew "Caw.
Sprlngneld, O., May 19. The city .-oun-cil
last right, by a voteor7to 5, repealed
the currew ordinance, which had been
In force just three weeks.
Antf-Moh Luw in Kentucky.
Frankfurt, Ky.. May 19. The legislature
has passed the Martin anti-mob or raider
(From the New York Tribune )
This Is about the size of Mr. Piatt's
statement when toiled down: "Me and
the Reformers ought to be one, and r want
to be the one."
Two Permanent Institutions.
(From the Cincinnati Commerelal-Trlbims )
The only things that remain unchanged
In this world are the pyramids of Egypt
and hand-organ tunes.
(From the Chicago Times-Herald.)
Before the airship incident is closed for
ever It might be well to inquire whether
the Jersey mosquitoes ever fly west of the
An Expensive Eye-Opcner.
(From the Chicago Times-HcraldrO
Nothing wilL open an investor's eyes
more quickly than an experiment with a
Woodward & Loth, op
lOfli, llth and F Sis. ti f.
Complete lines of Spring and
Summer Shirts, Pajamas, etc.,
including- latest novelties and
colorings in French Percales,
Scotch Madras and Cheviot's;
Underwear in medium weight
wool and balbriggan; all the new
styles in Collars and Hosipry;
also choice assortment of Bicy
cle and Golf Suits, Steamer Rugs
and. Turkish Toweling- Bath
This (Thursday). .
50 dozen Men's Tercale Negligee Shirts;
nent. attractive designs; atiucned cuffs.
Another lot of those Madras Pajamas,
In stripes, checks and plaids the ideal
warm weather garment for night wear.
As good value as our SI 50 Tajamas of
previous years. Special price,
$1 per suit.
Special attention is called to
our line of Men's Linen Crash
Suits' coat, vest and pants,
ranging- in price from $4.00 to
$7.50 per suit.
Just completed another large
purchase of "Women's and Chil
dren's Hosiery under conditions
which allow us to name some ex
traordinary values at unusually
100 dozen Infants' Cotton Socks, 1-2 and
3-4 lengths, white, black, tan. Sizes 4
to 6 1-2.
15c a pair.
Another 100 dozen Women's Black Cot
ton Hose(Herm3dorf dye).ribbed andplaln
Slzes 8 to 10.
100 dozen Women's Black Lisle Hose,
Richelieu ribbed, double soles, heels ac7
toes. Sizes 8 to 10.
25c a pair.
Proper vreig-hts for present
wear and the sultry days. Suit
able styles for every taste. Su
perb assortments for everybody.
Satisfactory prices throughout.
Women's Gauze Drawers, knee length.
Sizes 28 to 33. A regular 50c. quality.
3 pairs for 1. 00.
100 dozen Women's Swiss Ribbed Cot
ton Vests, low neck.no sleeves. All size
100 dozen Children's Seamless Waists-r
fit children from 2 to 12 years of age.
Is now showing-all the new styles
of spring- aud summer hangings
and drapery stuffs, slip cover ma
terials, etc., and calls attention
to the following recent arrivals:
New 30-inch Satines. Per yard 13o
New 36-inch SaUnes. Per yard 18o
New 36-Inch Cretonnes. Per yard 15o
New 36-inch Cretonnes. Per yard 23o
New 36-inch Denim Table Covers.
Each 37 l-2o
New 36-lnch Tapestry Table cover.
New 50-Inch Tapestry Table Covers.
New 'iO-inch Fish Net. Per yard 25o
Ne w 4 8-i nch Fish net. Per yard 37 l-2o
New Cross-striped Curtains (cotton).
New Cross-striped Curtains (silk and
cotton). Tair $2.00 to $7.50
New Stoop Scats, denim top, oilcloth
bottom various colors. Each 23a
New S-4 Mosquito Netting, white. Per
piece - .. ..45o
Black, green, yellow, blue, pint, red.
Per piece 50o
We Make to Order
Furniture Slip Covers, "Window
Shades, Window and Door
Screens, Draperies, Sash Cur
tains. Parquetry Flooring-.
We carry a full line of Gas
and Oil Cooking Stoves and
Ranges, and call especial atten
tion to the Puritan Hot Plate
Gas Stoves, which are conceded
to be the best and cleanest.
A lot ot best "rurltan" 2-burncr, Rot
plate Gas Stoves, with 5 feet of best
.tan-end covered tublug, complete, at tna
Woodward & Lofhrop.