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THE MORNING TIDIES, SUNDAY, MAY 23, 3897.
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WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, MAY 23.
The "House on Monday.
Tlio eyes of the country are centered
apoutlie House of Representatives and
will he kppt there until tlie Morgan reso
lution, recognizing the belligerency of the
Cuban Republic, bas been disposed ot. It
is expected that tliere will be a deter
mined effort to bring up the matter on
Monday, but it is not supposed that it will
be successful. All accounts ngiee tbat
Mr. Reed lias promised the President to
throttle the resolution, and this understand
ing is l-e-tnrorced by remarks attributed
to the Spanish minister, who, naturally,
is very close to tlie Administration at such
a time as tbe present;
It is, hard to tell how far a man like Mr.
Reed may, or may not go, in obedience to
the Joint mandate of the trusts and the
Administration. Before long be will have
to decide between a disastrous termination
to his political career, and a shaking off
otthat sort of. control; but, for the present,
It Is not to be expected that he will weaken.
From the Administration point of view
the situation la a desperate one, and he
lsltsonly hope. Recognition of belligerency
would Instantly give international status
to the Cuban Republic, and that is not to
be thoughtof Tor a moment, If the scheme
to coerce the Cubans into buying the Inde
pendence they already have won is to
have any chance.
So, tomorrow doubtless we shall witness
another exhibition of autocratic power in
the House, in suppression of the will of the
people, and in the interest of the Spanish
bondholders and the Anglo-American Sugar
Trust If the opportunity Is offered there
may be a few Republicans who, like the
brave Representative Cooper, of Wisconsin,
on. Thursday, will dare to rise above party
and be counted with the American friends
ot Justice and humanity. But we do not
look for much of a manifestation of the
kind so soon. After tomorrow, however,
a change may come that will surprise the
President, the Speaker and the bond and
sugar cohort, even more greatly than they
were astonished when, the Senate passed
the Morgan resolution.
The Cuban question Is one upon which
seventy million of people, as well as the
President, are working. "While he is
evolving a policy satisfactory to bonds and
sugar, perhaps they may be formulating
one consistent with liberty, Justice, and
State Department Exiles.
Is It In the interests of civil service
reform, good government and a desire to
reward faithful service without regard to
politics, that the. Administration ot Presi
dent McKiuley reruses to accept the re
peated and peremptory resignations ot cer
tain of ourconsulsln Cuba;or isltbecaaso
what those gentlemen might say if their
unwilling exile were terminated and they
were allowed to come home would be dan
gerous to tlie Spanish bondholder!, and tho
Anglo-Ameilcan sugar syndicate?
We are informed that Gen. FirzhughLee
has repeatedly and urgently represented
to the department his wish to be relieved
and to return to the United States. His
requests have been refused and he Is be
ing kept at Havana against his will in
order that-he may not get a chance to
tell what he knows, which he will do the
minute the official seal is removed from
his mouth. He Is not the only one.
Consul Barker, at Sagua la Grande, for
months has been begging to have his resig
nation accepted. Unfortunately for him,
it Is generally believed that his principal
object in wishing to come home is a de
termination to tell the whole truth to
tho Senate Committee on Foreign Rela
tions. The Administration knows what
would happen if these uncomfortable wit
nesses were to appear about now, and so
they are being kept at their posts, prac
tically by force. Of course, officials at
the State Department wilt deny this. When
they do they will have to explain tho
discrepancy between their denial and a
number of private letters, "easily produci
ble. Cannot something be done for these un
willing, homeslckexilesof the Government?
Kcw York's Inheritance Bill.
Considerably to the surprise ot many
people, Gov. Black, of New York, has
vetoed the graded Inheritance bill, which
recently excited so much comment in the
press and which was lately reviewed in
The Times. The veto Is based upon tho
opinion of. the Stato executive that the
measure proposed, would amount to un
equal taxation. Be Is unable to see why
the last million of a deceased rich man!s
estate should pay fifteen per cent inherlt
ence tax whon tbe first only pays five
In a general way the governor holds
that one dollar ought not to be taxed more
than another dollar.lrrespectlve of whether
tlie man that owns it or leaves it bap
pens to be wealthy or poor.
In his own breezy and refreshing way,
the remarkable chief magistrate of the
F.mplre State uses tlie veto message as a
medium through which to speak of many
things, some germane to the subject and
others not discoverably so. He Is what
he would probably describe as- p. famous
"cpigrammer." It was he who invented
the neat phrase about regarding things
"In a party sense of viow." Now he in
forms us tbat "In this country the right
of suffrage Is carried too far. Dangerous
elements from abroad are yearly vacci
nated into our population." A few verbal
gems like this go far to make readable a
document, which Is open to the ausptcioaof
having been laboriously constructed to ex
cuse executive action taken against the
protests of all the agricultural and labor or
ganizations of the State.
That Prosperity Contract.
It is now six months since Mr. McKlnley
was elected to the Presidency ot the United
States. Prior to that event we were as
sured by the united voice of his political
friends and by tbe combined editorial force
ot the great monometallic press, with the
flushed confidence ot a sixteen million dol
lar campaign fund, that the return ot their
candidate was tantamount to the Immediate
return ot prosperity; that, if he should be
elected, prosperity would appear on the
The undertaking is six montlis overdue
and prosperity seems farther uway fromthe
masses of the people than it has nt any
time duiing the years since the panic ot
1893. Mr. McKinley's friends promised for
him that lie would restore prosperity by an
lmmcdiute restoration of confidence. What
has he done to redeem that pledge? What
has not he done to destroy what little con
fidence survived In. the country at the date
of his elevation to power?
At that time perhaps several million ot his
fellow-countrymen really believed that a
fiscal policy which would Increase the sell
ing price of every necessary otllfe, destroy
competition, and abolish foreign markets
for American productions, might restore
prosperity; because for years the country
had been assured by Mr. McKinler and his
protectionist friends that such was the fact.
What did his administration give these be
lievers to strengthen their belief? A fiscal
policy and a Echcme of Hscallaw so openly
and barefacedly formulated and dictated
by the trusts and monopolies; so flagrantly
and impudently pjanned to bring golden
prosperity to these vicious, plutocratic com
binations, and nothing but vexation, taxa
tion, distress, and misery to everyone else,
that upou itsappearance thenntionresound
ed with amazementand Indignation.
Such a project the people at large ac
cepted as conclusive and damning evidence
that they had been tricked into voting into
place and power, Mr. McKlnley, not as
the "advance agent" of general prosperity,
but Mr. McKlnley as the permanent agent
of trust prosperity and trust domination
over the executive and legislative branches
of the Government. There were other
millions who voted for the Democratic can
didate and who looked for nothing better,
and have not been disappointed, cither in
the respect named or in others.
Mr. McKlnley does not need to be told
that, as long as his administration con
tinues to give evidence thatlt Is completi-ly
under the control of the gold, bond, trust
and monopoly influences that contributed
the sixteen million dollar fund to carry
his election, the people of the United States
never will believe that It can bring them
prosperity. If he were to deny that ltls
so controlled, how will he explain the
latest sugar scandal In tho Senate Subcom
mittee on Finance? How will he explain
away the evident power of the sugar trust
to fix its own tariff on the foreign product
in which it deals and speculates? How
will he account for the suppression ot the
House of Representatives in the interest of
trusts and monopolies; and, finally, how
will he explain why It Is that the power of
Spanish bondholders and tho sugar trust
has made and to this day keeps our Govern
ment in alliance with Spain In the prose
cution ot tho most frightful war against
helpless womanhood and innocent child
hood In the annals ot history?
In every direction the sad truth cumu
lates. The McKlnley prosperity promised
us has como. It is ot the kind It always
was Intended to bo. Itls the prosperity of
bond syndicates, of sugar kings, of the
Carnegies, the Rockefellers, Pierpont Mor
gans, Atkinses, and all the rest of the tribe.
And the people! Pray what .do the
people amount to in this country, any
way? Ilepubllcnn Paradoxes.
Is there any room for consistency within
the Republican fold? It Is part of the pro
tectionist gospel to bold that Infant indus
tries ought to be "protected," Jn order
of foreign competition. But, according
to present tendencies, it appears equally
to be held that an Infant Industry that
dare3 to establish Itself, grow up and
flourish without protection, ought to be
"protected" out of existence at the first
opportunity; to punish It for achieving
prosperity under conditions destructive
of all good protection doctrine and philoso
phy. Under the advantages consequent upon
free hides, tho shoe industry ot the United
States haibeen strikingly prosperous for a
number of years. It has deserved success
because its enterprise and high organiza
tion has enabled it to furnish the masses
with cheaper, and at the same time
better, shoes than they ever were able to
secure berore. In addition to this it has
built up a foreign trade in American bhoes
of which the country is Justly proud.
But It has accomplished all this without
the aid of "protection." With that aid
it would never have amounted to much,
and ltls wicked enough to resist tho attempt
to extend It. Along comes tho Republican
trust und monopoly tariff, agitation and
proposes to shut off its supply of foreign
hides, thereby to raise the price of shoes
to all tlie people of this country and to cut
the throat of ita fine and growing export
This is a case wherein It can be most truly
said that the shoe will pinch! When tho
masses find that a two dollar shoe lfas
ascended to three dollars, and a three dol
lar shoe has advanced to four dollars, it
will take a greater campaign fund than
Bixteen million dollars and a bigger "ad
vunce agent of prosperity" than Hr. Mc
Klnley to make them vote the Republican
The Democrats ot the Senate held a cau
cus yesterday and determined upon, a
course ot full aud dignified discussion of
the tarirt bill, free from anything like
obstruction. They will oppose the internal
revenue features affecting beer and to
bacco, which determination, makes Repub
lican Senators weary it not I1L It is an
ticipated that Republican brewers will not
be as plenty In tho future as they have been
In the past.
O tithe. New YorkProduce Exchange there
was on Friday a. sale ot 150,000 bushels of
bard spring wheat for shipment to South
Africa. This indicates a shortage of Aus
tralian wheat, Cape Colony being ordinar
ily supplied from that quarter.
Stories of Prince Constantino's coward
ice continue to reach European capitals, and
a serious popular demonstration against the
dynasty, but particularly against him, In
feared at Athens. An Austrian warship
has been hurried to the Pliaeus to rescue
the royal family in case of danger.
Gens. Wheaton, Forsyth and Bliss, and the
promotion next week of Brig. Gen. Biooke
to the grade of major genctnl, will make
a number of Junior line officers con
spicuously happy. Four colonels will be
come brigadiers, four lieutenant colonels
will be colonels, and equal numbers of
majors, captains, first and second lieu
tenants will get their step.
It is a satisfaction, a t least, to learn that
Mr. Calhoun has satisfied himself that Dr.
Ruiz Rlcardo was, in fact, tortured and
then clubbed to death by Fonsdeviclla In
the prison at Guanabacoa. Probably the
Government may bo brought to believe
now what Gen.-Fitzhugh-L.ee reported In
detail months ago. Will anything be done
Senators and Members of Congress should
remember to ciltically analyze any scheme
of mediation In Cuba that may be proposed
to them. Nobody Is entitled tospeak for the
Cuban people on a matter affecting their
lltiertlcs or their national honor, hut their
President, their constituent asserablj and
their generals In the field. No scheme that
ignores their national right to be a ratty
to all negotiations, whether military, po
litical or financial, should be tolerated by
the Congress or the people of the United
We always thought thero would be war
between the United States and Spain, and
it has broken out at last In the Spanish
The college boys ot Princeton have
ducked Mr. Cleveland. This need not
alarm, the country, however, or create
the Impression that the flood of the ex
President's conversation lias been caRcd
to a halt .by homeopathic means. It
merely signifies tbat they gathered about
a thousand ducks into his house and
grounds one night while he was asleep,
as a pleasant remlftder of old times.
It Is said tbat Queen Victoria has not
lost any of her Interest in matchmaking,
and that she is quite as successful as
ever in tlis business. This may be so.
Queens usually do what thuy choose In
this line; but, dear frieuds, Is there any
good old lady ot your acquaintance that
you would have trusted to marry you off
to the satisfaction of all parties con
cerned? An Indiana paper declares that what
our business men need is nerve Tbat Is
the oplulon of Mr. Reed, ot the House,
and. be Is a nerve factory all by himself.
It many more waves of prosperity break
over tbe country there is danger that
somebody will be drowned. Be carerul,
SI&NS OF THE TIMES.
"There goes Miss Alrls. I see she
8tillin deep mourning for her aunt."
"Maybe, but? as hcrauntlefther $50,000
and they never saw each other, 1 can't
help feeling that the mourning Is only
skin deep after all."
"Flping a lay may be more genteel than
laying a pipe," soliloquized the plumber,
as he paused to listen to the sweet
warbling ot the tenor on the third floor,
"but there's more money In my business."
"The trouble with youah newspapers,
my deah iray,"" remarked the languid
lord of fashion, holding one between his
thumb and finger, "is that they ah so en
tirely unnecessary in theah statements,
don't you know. Now, here Is this para
graph, which, states explicitly, 'his pants
were audible as he struggled with the
heavy mass of tlmbah.' Now, a person :n
such employ would natnrally weah pants,
don't you see, and they would naturally
bo loud, and yet you go Into these details
"You" see," said the school teacher, con
cluding her story of" a- railroad accident,
"all the trouble came from a misplaced
"Yes,"-sald the end boy gravely, "that's
where lota ot troubles come from."
"Do you know where I could dispose of
this manuscript?" asked the young author
faintly fingering" it over.
"Yes," paid tbe editor, Just percepilbly
turning his head, "there's a paper mill
round the corner, I believe."
A good authority sayB that two-thirds
of a healthy baby's life should be spent in
sleep, but inasmuch as- the authority
omits to state how this Is to he effected,
the authorityis about as much use as the
teakettle at the bottom ot the well.
(From the Boston Herald.)
Wo continue to be reminded of Bljbard
Olney's remarkable faculty for keeping
things quiet when he was at the head ot
the State Department.
The Name Is There.
(From the Detroit Free Pro's)
A. careful scrutiny of the bill convinces
Mr. Dingley tbat the title is in a good
state of repair.
CAPITOL? NEWS AND GOSSIP.
There if a,63sputc In progress between
tfenntor 'phttoj of California, and Senator
Chandler of? Nojv Hampshire, as to the
preclso njturq of a gift of the witty
Callfornlaji 'to the able aifd sarcastic
granolithic statesman. When tho box,
charges prepaid, left California, It con
tained Imported French brandy. When
recently Senator Chandler made acknowl
edgcmcnt"of the contents of cne oi more
bottles, he thanked tlie gentleman from
California for a "delicious gift of Cali
fornia wine." The only point settled so
far is that Senator Chandler received and
diank what came by express. He has been
embarrassed not a little by the fact con
fessed, thut he did not know the difference
between brandy and the Juice ot the Cali
fornia grape. Thero is not another Sena
tor In tho chamber who does not know
the difference between these two drugs at
That Mr. Hanna Is making the appoint
ments appears to be borneoutby the Simon
Suggs Matthews case, which has been held
up by him in tho Senate. A. Democratic
Senator, who-nppcars to know something
about tho circumstances, said that it was
a rather curious fact that Mr. McKlnley
sent in the name of Mr. Matthews during
the absence of Senator Hanna. When Mr.
Hunna read the factathoinehetelegrapked
members of the committee having the
matter in charge to hold It up, audit was
held up. It Is reasoned tbat he also tele
graphed Mr. McKlnley, who promptly re
sponded by withdrawing the name of Mr.
Matthews It was a case of "suggested
The succession to the late Senator Earle
Is agitating the South Carolinians in Wash
ington, and. of course, in South Carolina.
The appointment, until thelegislature meets
in January next, is in tbe hands of Gov.
Ellerbe. Three years ago Ellcrbc was run
ning like wildfire for the governorship when
Senator Irby stepped In and thrust John
Gary Ee-ans to the front, Senator Tillman
Joining in the John Gary Evans tioom, and
Evans beat Ellerbe. Tillman and Evans then
combined and slaughtercdlrby. Ellerbywas
elected governor in 1896 on the same tidal
wave that beat Irby and elected Earle to
the United States Senate. Now, Elleibe
has it in his hands to use any knife he may
Lave up his sleeve for Tillman, on account
ot' the recent dispensary letters of Mr. Till
man, and Incidentally for the way in which
he was LutchcteJfor Evans In 1891.
It is not likely that Gov. Ellerbe will
appoint a friend of Tillman to the Senate,
and it is believed already that the coming
man Is Mr. McLaurln, ot the Ways and
Means Committee. One or the suggested
deals is that Ellerbe will appoint Mc
Laurln and that Ellerbe will step Into
McLaunn's shoes in the House and eventu
ally try conclusions with Mr. Tillman nt
the close ot his term. It Is very certain,
whatever happens, that Mr. Earle's place
will he filled by a free silver Democrat.
Tho frlen'dVof Simon Suggs Matthews,
ot Mississippi, were much surprised yes
terday to lcarn'that his nomination to ba
register ot the land office at Jackson, Miss ,
had been Withdrawn from the Senate by
the President. Mr. Matthews had the sup
port of a number of Republican leaders ot
national reputation on account ot good
party work In tlmos when It was said
that to be a Republican in Mississippi
meant social ostracism and peril to life.
Three of his family lost their lives de
fending their paj-ty convictions.
The withdrawal ot the nomination Is
said by Mr. Matthews' friends to have been
done at the insjtaie ot National Chairman
Hanna upon the demand of the Mississippi
colored SfatojconSnutteeman, James Hill
The affair has made something of a sen
sation among Southern Republicans. It
is said that the incident will be used In
the next coming Senatorial election In
Ohio, at which Mark Hanna will be a
candidate to succeed himself in the Sen
ate, Senator Foraker .being one of Mr.
Col. Alfred E. Buck, President McKin
ley's appointee to the Japanese mission.
Is in danger of recall. His nomination
was sent to the Senate on April 5, whs
confirmed April 13, and he took the oath
of office April 17. Since then he has been
in Washington dickering for appointment
of his coloredpolltlcal followers, while every
other man appointed to diplomatic position
has left for his post ot duty. A number
of Republican Senators ore seeking to
have him recalled.
The law provides that foreign ministers
shall leave for the country assigned them
within thhty days after they take the
oath of office, but Buck has not only made
no preparations to leave, so far as anyone
knows, but is taking an interest in office
seeking In Washington, which has become
very obuoxious In certain circles. Senator
Quay is among those who feel tbat
something should be done to Induce -Buck,
either to stop drawing his salary as a min
ister or begin to mlnistrate.
LOWNDES WILL NOT ENTER.
Has Decided to Keep Out ot tho
Baltlrnore,May22. A report wascurrent
today among Republican politicians that
Gov. Lowndes, In a few days, would Issue
a. statement withdrawing from the con
test for United States Senator.
The announcement that he would be a
candidate to succeed SenatoFJorman was
made several weeks ago. Itls now report
ed thatlt was made simply to test public
opinion and that the governor has decided
that he made a mistake and will withdraw
so that his candidacy may not enter into
tho legislative election next fall.
THIS CLERGY" DID IT.
Their Votes Barred Women From
London, May 22. The overwhelming, do
feat yesterday of the proposal that the Uni
versity of Cambridge should confer degrees
on women was not a fair indication of
.public opinion on the subject It has been
generally supposed that every graduate
had the right ot'vofclng, but this is not the
case. Only those who are masters of
arts and those'Hvho pay their annual dues
have the right to vdte. Fellows of the col
leges, clergymen" anci school masters are the
only ones who keep their names on the books,
and ot these the clergymen are in a large
majority. It isHhese, rather than the laity,
who have defeated the proposal.
The Judgment 6fclergymen ou a question
ot this kind is dbsoiutcly valueless,. though
unfortunately,, they 'have it in their cower
to prevent worajen" f rom taking the degrees.
Tho Times, which was opposed to the
proposal, suggests1 the creation of a sep
arate unlversicj1' vas the solution of the
question of the higher education of women.
"I see there will be quite a crowd C mil
fllonatres in St. Paul'B Churchyard on
the Jubilee Day."
"Well, they won't be millionaires when
they've paid their bills." Fun.
He Had Discovered It.
Mrs. Benpeck- (after a little difference
of opinion) I suppose you felt like a fool
when you proposed to me?
Mr. Heupeck No, I didn't; but I was.
John Doe nnd Richard lloe
(From he Omaha World-Herald.)
The Cleveland Administration had a Doc
in the War Department; and time will show
whe was the Richard Roe in some other de
ALICE IN H00D00LAND IV.
Here tho Rabbit, suddenly exclaiming,
"I must see to thatl" darted off toward
a little shop near by, where spectacles
were sold. Tho shopkeeper, a tomewhat
testy old gentleman, seemed to Le having
nn alteicatlon with various persons, who
were trying to climb over the counter and
investigate his stock.
"I tell you," he was saying, indignantly,
the authorities. The President himself
uses them. I use them myself."
"I know it," replied the Rabbit; "that
Is why jcu can't see anything. Now, my
glasses" he adjusted a pair of natty eye
glasses upon his nose as he spoke, and
glared defiantly around "are good for
"You are shortsighted," said the shop
"I can see through a hole in a mill
stone, though," said the Rabbit, "and you
can't even see the millstone"
"'There Is no millstone here," said a
mild voice, and Alice saw tlie little man
who had been nrgufng with the Fox had
como up. "Nobody is talking about mill
stones. There are plenty of spyglasses
for those who wish to use them. What is
the reason for all this fuss?"
"The matter is that there are frauds be
ing practiced on tho public!" exclaimed a
round, rosy individual in the costume of a
Knight, with a little prance. Alice knew
he was a Knight, because she hadscen her
Undo Sam play chess with his neighbors,
and she suddenly perceived that a great
crowd of chessmen had now gathered be
fore the shop, and thattho little man who
had been arguing with the Fox was very
much disturbed. The King and Queen were
trying to keep order, butthey could not do
much, because the Knights hopped about
so unexpectedly, putting themselves in the
way so that the King had to dodge: the
Rooks refused to help the King at all, be
causo they only knew how to move In
straight lines, and even the Pawns seem
ed to have ideas of their own.
"You are spoiling my game," the little
man exclaimed, quite piteously;"my pretty
game, that I wanted so to win. It was
real Napoleonic strategy, and now I don't
know where I am or what I am going
"Well; I did all I could," said the Queen,
"Order! order!" exclaimed the King,
pounding very hard with his scepter, and
hitting two or three Pawns over the head.
"You could have gone on and finished
your game, und you can now, if yon will
play according to rule," eald a Bishop,
gra"vely. "But we can't play unless we can
see tbe board and know how to move."
"Well, here are the glasses " said the
bhopkeeper, "what more do you want?"
Alice hadmeanwhilelnvestigated the stock
and had picked up a pair or glasses and
pocket binocular which the shopkeeper
In his agitation, had left on the counter,
and had found that bits were neatly pasted
over the glasses ot tho spectacles, while
the spyglasses seemed to be filled with
home white substance. v She did not wonder
very much that the stock was very un
popular. "I believe," said one of the Knights, a tall
fellow with a breezy manner and an ex
pansive smile, "that you've stuffed those
spygalsses with sugar."
"No such a thlngl" said the shop
"At any rate, they're no good," eald
tho Rabbit; "and, now, what are
you going to do about it? This great in
ternational chess game has got to do fin
"I move we goon and finish Itourselves,"
said one of the Knights.
"Pshaw! What do you know about
ohoss?" sneered the shopkeper
"A good deal more than you do If you
believe In golnit blind," said the round,
rosy Knight disrespectfully. "Come on,
boys! It's checkmate in three moves, and
that fellow in the Napoleon hatdidu'tknow
It. I'll tell you why he didn't. He wears the
administration glasses, and If we hadn't
taken things into our own hands the fel-.
lows on the other side would have madehls
moves for him He'd never care. Come oa,
boys! Check! Check!
- "We have been in the business all our
lives, and we know something about it,"
said the Bishops, both together, and the
whole crowd disappeared around the cor
ner. Alice followed, guided by the sounds
of blows, trampling and tumultuous cheers,
but by the time she got there the fight was
over, and the enemy was nowhere to be
"Oh, but wo chased "em!" said tho
round, rosy Knight, with a reminiscent
"They don't know It yet," said the Rab
bit In a low tono to Alice, "but they're
not really chessman any more than I am."
And in fact the chessmen were fast taking
on amuch less wooden aspectthan they had
worn when Alice first caught sight ot
them. They held up their headsand talked
less like phonographs and more like peo
ple. Two or three pairs othroken glasses
lay about, and some sugar was spilled
out ot the telescope, but nobody stopped
to pick It up The Queen sat apart under a
tree, looking very sulky; and the King
sat beside her. They evidently felt that
their power was In danger. Presently
the small man In the Napoleonic hat came
up and began to talk to the Queen In a
low, comforting tone.
"I don't care," Alice heard theQueen say,
"if the house isn't kept In better order I'll
get a divorce. I'll take my money and go
home, and then where will you be?"
"Hannah , Hannah," said the King, "don't
say that Thehouselsgoingtobeln order.
Just give me a little time."
"We would If we had it,"saidthe Queen
and the small man together,"butwehaven"t
a minute to spare And it's no use asking
them for any."
Alice did notunderstandthlsdllemma, but
she could not feel very sorry for any of tho
BALFOUR'S IRISH SCHEME..
He Proposes n Change in Admin
istering the Poor Law.
London, May 22. The proposal of tho
Right Hon. Arthur J. Balfour, government
loader In the House of Commons, to sub
stitute a Tory measure for the Liberal
Irish homo rule bill, ls welcomed on all
sides. Mr. Balfour's scheme Is to placo
Ireland In it3 poor law administration on
a broad, popular basis. Until the bill
ls presented, it will be impossible to speak
intelligently of Its provisions. The meas
ure will be submitted to tho House of
Commons at the end of the session.
Gould Lines to Be Consolidated.
San Antonio ,-Texaa.May 22. Itisreport
ed on good authority that the recent resig
nations of Thomas Campbell, as general
manager ot the International and Great
Northern Railroad, means that the Gould
lines In Texas are to be consolidated under
one Texas management and that L. S.
Thorne, the present general manager of
the Texas and Pacific,, will be appointed
general matiager ot the consolidated sys
tem, with general offices at Palestine,
Just Describes Them.
(From the Chicago Times-Herald.)
A Buffalo paper very thoughtfully re
marks that "the newspaper pictures of the
Grecian war are very gichrmhtymht." Er
actlyl The Harrison Intervierr.
'From the Philadelphia North American.)
To all political Interviewers, Papa Har-
Dlnts out the fact that Its tbe
st baby in all creation-
The Trio Who Hutelied ar Schotnu
Against Brldglrain Disappear..
New York, May 22. Two of the three
blackmailers who were indicted by the
grand Jury Thursday for attempting to
get $100,000 by extortion from Samuel
Vf. Bridgbam, ot No. 49 West Twenty
tliird street, have disappeared from the
city, and all efforts to discover their
whereabouts have been unsuccessful.
One, wbo Is said to be tlie third man,
was arrested In Paterson, N. J., last
night. He gave his name as Ja'mes Welsh,
and Is said to reside in this city. He
was taken in custody shortly after mid
night and was committed for thirty days.
Welsh Is said to be ''Big Hawley,"
and Eugenia Ward, who empjoyed Law
yer Brown to bring suit against Bridgbam
for $100,000 for alienating tbe affec
tions of the woman, has escaped.
What part Welsh took In the affair 13
not known. He denies all connection with
the scheme. Bench warrants were Is
sued yesterday for John Ward, alias "Big
Hawley," Eugenia Ward, his wife, and
James L. Brown, tbelawyer. Thescheme,
It is nlleged, was conceived by "Big
Hawley," wbo has a long criminal record
and enjoys tbe reputation ot being tho
cleverest and most daring confidence man
in the country.
RTJLTNGS ABOUT PARISHES.
Home Takes Action In Opposition to
the Catensby Scheme.
Chicago. May 23. The authorities at
Rome have Just transmitted to the Catholic
Church in the United States an Important
ruling with reference to parishes made up
offoieignersinthlscountry. Itisasf allow:
"First. Children bom in America ot for
eign parents, whose native land was not
English, are not obliged when they become
of age to become members of the parish to
which their parents belong, but they have
the right to join a parish in which the
language of the country, tbat is, English.is
"Second, Catholics not born in Ameri;a,
but knowing the English language, nave
the right of becoming members of the parish,
in which English Ls in ue,and they cannot
be compelled to submit themselves to the
Jurisdiction or the rector of a church built
for people who continue to epeak the lan
guage of a foreign country."
RUSSIAN CONSUL ASSAULTED.
Japanese Soldiers Attack Prince
Lobunow on Streets ot Yokohama.
New York, May 22. A dispatch today
announced that Prince Lobanow, the Rus
sian consul at Yokohama, had been as
saulted recently by Japanese soldlcra, and
the incident has a particular significance,
in view ot the fact that only a snort time
ago the Russian ambassador's family was
made the object of a similar attack. The
little daughter of the consul, with her
governess, was set upon In the streets ot
Toklo, and both were seized by drunken
soldiers and dragged from their carriage.
It wa3 only the desperate fighting ot
some jlnriksba men that prevented more
serious injury to them, and the gallant
Jlnnksha men were literally cut down by
These outhreaks of disorders directed
against the Russians are not the only in
stances of a wave ot crime which Is said
to be passing over Japan at this time It
Is attributed to tho fact that In commemo
ration ot the dowager empress dealh a
large proportion ot the convicts In the em
pire were freed.
Thlsnum!cri3 said to have been nearly
30,000, and these men at large in the
country are believed to be responsible for
the lawlessness that prevails.
THE ADAMS DA3LVGE SUIT.
Justice McComas Denies tho Motion
for a New Trial.
Justice McComas yesterday denied the
motion for a new trial to the Capital Trac
tion Company.lnlts suit with Frank Adams,
who was awarded damages ot $3,500
against the road In the same court a few
There were four trials, the first resulting
in a verdlctfor $5,000, which wassetasldo
by the court of appeals. At the second trial
the case was taken fromthe Jury by Justice
Bradley, and at the third trial, a Juror
answered to the name ot another through
mistake, and the trial had proceeded three
or four days lefore Judge McComas was In
formed of the blunder and discharged the
Jury. At the last trial, held a few weeks
since, Adams was given a verdict for $8r
500, and a motion was made for a new
The plaintiff sued for $15,000 as re
comrecso for a. fractured skull, sustained
by being Jolted off a cable car at the corner
ot Seventh and Pennsylvania avenue, in
January, 1S93. Messrs. C Maurice Smith
and Edwin Forrest were attorneys for the
CRISPI ADMITS CORRUPTION.
The Ex-Premier Deeply Implicated
in the Bank Scandals.
Rome, May 22. The enemies of Signor
Crlspi, ex-prime mlnLster, are still press
ing him hard In connection with the bank
scandals. His wife was a witness this
week before the court that is investigating
the matter, the prosecution being desirous
ot obtaining from her an explanation of
her private banking account, it being
charged that she was the recipient of a
I.-irge part ot the money that her husband
Is accused of illegally obtaining while he
was in office.
Judging from the indications, Signor
Crispl's political life is ending, but he will
die hard. He does not deny that he re
ceived Immense sums of money from men
with whom, as prime minister, he should
bavo had no dealings, butlt Is certain that
this money was not all for himself. Itls
believed that when he goes down he will
drag with him men who are now high In
political life, and also one, it not more,
princes of the royal family. Be Is mak
ing a bitter fight, but the odds are against
HISTORIC DTAMOND STOLEN.
Tho Nizam of Hyderabad's Precions
Gem Stolen From His Coffers.
London, May 22. It is reported from
Hyderabad that tho historic dlamondwhloh
was sold some time ago to tho Nizam of
Hyderabad has been stolen and replaced
with an imitation of the stone in paste.
Itls believed thatlt was the Intention of
the Nizam to present the diamond to the
Queen upon the occasion of her majesty's
Teacher What is that which pervades
all space which no wall or donor,, or
other substance can shutout?
of cabbage, miss. Twinkles.
Mother And tho serpent, as a punish
ment for tempting Eve, was made to
crawl all the rest of his life
Eobbie Well, mamma, how did he get
along before? Harlem Life.
Both Feet Jn It.
Swelllngton (at tbe soiree) I wonder If
that plain woman over there la really
trying to flirt with me?
Cooler (politely) I can easily find om
sir, by asking bee She's my wile. Fuel
IN THE HOTEL LOBBIES.
"One of the, most interesting rivers in
the country," said Mr. W. E. Ernest, at
Willard's, yesterday, "Is the Ocklawaha,
in Florida, which runs from Sdver Springs,
near Ocnla, and empties into the St Johns,
near Palatka. Silver Springs Is a small
basin of water, In places about seventy or
eighty feet deep, and aa clear as a crystal.
Fishes can be seen swimming near tho
bottom, and it is supposed that this was
the spring of perpetual youth of which
Ponce de Leon had heard. Some distance
down from the spring", the run empties
Into the Ocklawaha proper, and from this
point the water is blackand opaque Two
small boats, little laiger than a good sized
tugboat, make daily trips to Palatka and
return, and during the season are aiways
crowded with excursionists.
"The river twists and turns and wind
on itself, and in places Is little wirfer than
tlie boat itself. In fact, at one place two
cypress trees on opposite banks leave but
about a foot leeway for the boat passing
through At times the trees form a per
fect arbor overhead, and the graceful gray
moss, that parasite of the South, hanging
from the trees, can be touched with the
hand. At night, owing to the intense
darkness, caused by the dense growth of
trees, through which tlie river runs, a fire
ls built on the forward deck In a Iargelron
kettle, to assist the pilot in handling the
boat. The scene ls weird in the extreme,
and one's thoughts are apt to revert to the
afternoon and the squirming moccasin
snakes, which were seen here and there
on a slimy stump, and tbe lazy 'gater sun
ning himself on a log. The trip is one
well worth going far from one's way to
make, and a season in Florida is incom
plete it a. night on the Ocklawaha is not
on the Itinerary."
"Down in Patrick county, Va.," said Mr.
A. T. Moran, or Richmond, at the Ebbltt
House last night, "tliere Is round a pe
culiar stone much sought after by super
stitious people, who believe that the po
"essorof one of these queer stones Is per
petually endowed with, good luck. The
talismans vary In size, and many of them
are In the srape of a cross. This Is per
haps the cause of the legend that ls re
lated about them. Itissaidthatthefalries
were seat all over the world to carry thu
news of the birth of Christ, and that after
the glad tidings had been spread the elfs
fa-obioned the stones into crashes as me
mentoes of their services. An enterprising
jeweler has taken advantage of the super
stition and the legend, and is doing a
thriving business la the fairy stones, ay
thoy are called."
"You may have noticed In the papers,"
said Mr Robert Shepley, of Pittsburg, at
Willard's, "an item relative to the closing
of a contract with the Carnegie Steel Com
pany, of Pittsburg, for furnishing all tho
steel material for a four-story office build
ing 150x235 to be immediately erected in
"This contract ls not an exceptionally
large one in amount, but is interesting as
an indication of the probability for future
growth in this direction, being the first
steel building to be put up in the empire
It will naturally attract much attention,
in Japan, and it is believed wdl lead to
the adoption of this system of building.
The rc-sMMlity 0f earthquakes precludes
the putting up of higher buildings than this
one; but there appears to be no reajn why
the most substantial buildings should not
In the future be built of steel The building
will be erected by and for Mltsue & Co.,
of New York, Yokohama and Tokio."
"The day ls coming," said Mr. A. L.
Carroll, ot Philadelphia, at the Regent,
"wheahlcyclemanufaccurerswill be obliged
to subject-their machines to a fixed test
berore putting them on the market. Many
accidents, and some of them fatal, am
occurring as a result of defective con
struction and the use of inferior material
and workmanship in cheap wheels, sold at
auction and otherwisc.and I think the sale
of such machines should be 6topped as
dangerous to life and limb."
Mr. William E. Lockwood, ot Glen Loch,
Pa., is much Interested in high speed travel
and safety therein, and Is an authority
on mechanics and locomotive construction
He is here partly In the interest ot a bill
recently Introduced by Mr. Bingham In tho
House, "appropriating $25,000 to the
Franklin Institute.ot Philadelphia, and tho
Purden University, of Lafayette, Ind., for
the purpose or determining the quantity ot
the so-called 'hammer blows, centrifugal
lifts, and tangental throw of locomotive
driving wheels In use on American rail
ways. Last night at the Riggs House
Mr. Lockwood said:
"The constructors of locomotives do not
know the correct principles of mechanics
when producing the ordinary type of lo
comotive, judgingof their knowledge by the
product In a locomotive. The unequal bal
ancings or bad mechanical arrangement of
the locomotive is the cause of the thump
ing and Jumping which we feel and hear In
our railroad travels. Experiments havo
proved beyond doubt that the driving
wheels ot an engine actually jump from
the track upon each revolution, and the
hammer blow is a result It is due to
this hammer blow that rails are broken
and spread, bolts fractured, bridges
shattered, and consequently lives lost by
the thousands. Engines have recently been
constructed overcoming this defect In the
mechanical action and giving a drawing
power of 20 per cent more, which is
lost in the ordinary locomotive. I hope
that the interstate commerce will take ac
tion on the bill which was introduced
by Mr. Bingham, as it Is a matter ot vastly
more imiortancc to the traveling public
tnan appears on the surface."
Mr. Lockwood is the inventor of the me
chanical arrangement which overcomes
this hammer blow, and he is just complet
ing arrangements with the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad for the use of same in
Death ot Dr. Cotting.
Boston, May 22. Br. Benjamin Eddy
Cotting, for fifty-rive years curate or tho
Lowell Institute, died this morning. He
was born in Arlington, on November 2,
Recovered From the Ghouls.
Portland, Ore., May 22. The body ot
W. S. Ladd, which was stolen from tho
grave last Monday night, has been re
covered and Daniel Magone, a farmer living
near Oregon City, and Charles Montgomery
are under arrest. Montgomery has made
A Wreck on the B. & O.
Zanesvllle. Ohio, May 22. An extra east
bound Baltimore and Ohio freight was
wrecked this morning at Helpers' Switch,
twelve miles east of here, by the breaking
of a journal. Twenty cars were plied up,
and all trains willbedelaycd seven or eight
hour3. No person was seriously Injured.
A Question Answered.
To the Editor of the Times:
Please inform me through, your paper
if a United States Senator- ever became
President of the United States.
(No. The nearest approach was in the
case of James A. Garfield, who was a
A Mild -Protest.
(From the Chicago Journal.)
Sir Joseph Lister says the grip germ
ls the smallest ever discovered. Sir
Joseph, we hate to cast any reflections on
your veracity, but wo have had tha
animal, and- you're a 1 r-
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