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THE iMOBNIim TIMES, MONDAY. 3fAY 24, 1897.
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"WASHINGTON. MONDAY, MAY 21.
Justice to Cnhn.
Let us meet the issue -which, -will ho
presented in the House of Representatives
today, not as partiban politicians, lut us
men and Americnns, united In defence of
thegrcatprinciplcsof liberty and humanity,
and indignantly protesting against Spuin's
atrocious -warfare upon the sickbed and
upon womanhood and childhood In Cuba.
Do not let us have any illusions about the
matter. Thelssueis a grave one. How
ever much the influence of trusts and mon
eyed interests, backed by the Adminis
tration, may attempt to cloud and obbcure
the question, it is a plain and simple one
between the people of the "United States
und the Spanish landholders allied with
the Anglo-American Cuban Sugar Trust.
Republican members of .the Congress are
told that adoption of the Morgan resolu
tion is superfluous, since the President in
tends to go farther and recommend "in
dependence." They should not allow their
eyes to be closed by any such specious plea
If the Trcsident Is honestly In favor of
rerognizingiu form the independence which
the brave Cubans themselves have won in
fact, lie cannot consistently lie opposed to
the minor matter of recognizing their bel
ligerency Indeed, that would constitute
the usual and orderly step toward com
plete recognition, and It would give the
Cuban republic at once the status of a de.
facto State, necessarily to be made a party
to any negotiation or agreement looking
to the future political Institutions of the
ir. on the other hand.it is the intention
or the Administration to iguore the Cuban
republic in the scheme now hatching, or to
make recognition of its independence con
tingent upon the willingness of the Cuban
people to assume the Spanish debt incurred
for the Subjugation of the Wand, to pay an
indemnity to the Anglo-American Sugar
Trust, then a previous recognition of bel
ligerency would defeat that object and
place the young republic in a position to
assert, maintain and dcrond the rights of
liberty and teir-povernment it has earned
in blood and tears.
Every effort is being made to prepare
lhe public mind for a sehemc of Inter
vention which will assert willingness on
the pait of the Cubans to assume the
slavery of a colossal debt. It should not
be forgotten that, within the present
month. Gen. Maximo Gomez declared to
Mr. Karl Decker, correspondent of the
New York Journal, and with his own
hand penned a letter to that paper de
claring that Cuba would never conde
scend to buy her freedom: ""We can
wrest our independence fiom Spain with
our swords without oncumberlng'our new
republic with an enormous war debt."
. -Whatever may be said to the contrary,
the Cubans will resist to the death any
project designed to make them pay for
their freedom. "With belligerency ac
corded, they will be able to finish the
war in short order; and "belligerency"
will give the whole civilized world a
right to stop "Weyler's senseless and fiend
ish atrocities against helplessness and In
nocence. ' The House of Representatives will be
doing not only a duty wldch the country
demands and will have it p'crform, but
n act of .mercy to the Tresident, in
passing the Morgan resolution. It will
place him In a position where for once
lie can shake off the contiol of the bond
nnd sugar sharks- that encompass him,
nnd rise to the dignity of his American
manhood in signing the death warrant
of Spanish belllshncss at our gates.
The Eastern Situation.
, Even the London press dispatches con
cede tbat the terms of settlement between
Greece and Turkey will be dictated by
Russia and Germany, and that England
will be without voice in the matter. There
Is plenty of good reason for this, and It is
not regarded as probable that Lord Salis
bury will make any difficulties, however
much he may feel the humiliation of his
After it became apparent that the Greek
army in Thessaly was completely and
hopelessly whipped, and that Edhcm Tasna
could finish the campaign with half the
force at his command, the Sultan kept on
rushing re-enforcements to the front, and
calling out f rObh reserves, at the same time
laying in an additional stock of artillery
from Germany. At the present time It
Is estimated that there are not far from
300,000 Turkish troops concentrated at
"tlirferent points In Thessaly and Macedonia,
and the Question may be askedin London
What does it all mean?
j From Constantinople wo hear that the
jjtTurklsh'war party is in the ascendant and
ill disposed to let the Sultan accept dic
tation in the'matter of a Battlement. Aside
from tills consideration Russian Influence is
paramount at the palace, and the suspicion
grows that it is not without tomu private
understanding with the Czar, that Abdul
namld nas been making and still continues
to prosecute all these warlike prepara
tions. It is not without cause that Brit
ish opinion looks askance at the apparent
ulliance of the three emperors with the
Sultan. It may mean Egypt, and possibly
other things not pleasant or susceptible of
Matters in Greece do uotlmprove. There
Is great suffering in the war-stricken dis
tricts or Thessaly and Epirus, and the
situation or the royal family In Athens
is extn-mely precarious. It Is acknowl
edged that Crown Prince Constantino will
not dare to go near the capital for months
to come, so universally Is he detested by
the populace. In general, it may be paid
that the settlement of the war hangs fire
as badly as the war itself did before It
started. The situation has descended rrom
the horror of hostilities, to be sure, but
only to sink In the endless muddle of
bargaining diplomacy. That pleases the
Sultan, who hopes that, thereby, the mu
tual jealousies of his Christian neighbors
may lead to a row among wine of thorn,
and he feels strong enough to take a
hand In almost any kind of a row.lu these
The Stewart Amendment.
"Since the deliberations of the Senate
will this week be devoted to the subject
of the tariff, St is time to take cognizance
of some promised features of the impend
ing debate which arc sure to be of more
than passing interest to the country. It
has been solemnly decided thnt the Demo
crats will not obstruct or filibuster against
the Administration in the matter or the
tarirf bill, as this Administration has ob
structed and filib isterod against the curse
of liberty and humanity for the past nine
weeks; but will only Insist upon an orderly
and full discussiou of every Item of the
measure. Other opposition elements are
understood to occupy a similar position.
This, however, should not be taken as
meaning that the Alllson-Aldnch-Platt
conrection is at all likely to be enacted
Into law, without undergoing some, per
haps even considerable, alteration, evis
ceration, and 60 on. For example, as
nearly as can be Judged from present in
dications, the passage of the measure will
be quite Impracticable unless the Admin
istration is willing to accept something
like the Pettlgrew anti-trust amendment.
Of course, this will be a bitter pill to swal
low; not for any danger it may Involve
to trusts or monopolies during the present
Administration, but because it will put u
heavy club Into the hands of the succeed
ing Democratic Executive.
Even greater trouble to the trusts and
their allies in power may be expected in
connection with the amendment proposed
by Senator Stewart, as follows:
1. There shall be a Treasury reserve
at all times or 00,000,000.
2. Wheuever there is a surplus over and
above tins sum it shall be tihed lor the
purchase or outstanding bouds of the
o. Whenever there Is a deficit in this
rp&erve it shall be supplied by the issue
of legal-tender Treasury notes to the
necessary amount, which shall be redeem
able out of the first surplus above the
4. All redemption of bonds and Treasury
notes and all payments of interest on bonds
shall be from whatever coir. whether of
gold or of silver may be In the Treasury
at the time, and the Secretary is lequired
to com all silver bullion now in the
Treasury, and to use for redemptio. pur
poses silver dollars equal to the amount
of silver certificates which he may have
on baud belonging in the Treasury.
Under ordinal y circumstances this prop
osition would be treated by the Adminis
tration as nothing better than a piece of
free silver obstruction to the advent of
"McKinlcy prosperity." As It Is, It can
not be so considered, because Mr. Diugley's
confession, that tho Republican plan was
to create a Treasury surplus with which
to Impound and retire the greenbacks, puts
it upon a higher and entirely legitimate
plane, and it must be met on its merits.
If it was Mr. Dinglcy's design to kill the
tarifr bill in tho Senate, he could not
have acted more shrewdly His exposure
of the hidden purpose of his party could not
fall to put every bimetallic element of the
opposition on notice, and the Stewart
amendment is the first result. .No matter
how thoroughly men like Senator Jones, of
Nevada, aud others of that ilk, may be
lieve in the abstract doctrine of protection,
they are not likely deliberately to sacrifice
the greenback, or otherwise to Insure
further contraction of the currency, by
assisting tho scheme confessed by Mr.
Intrinsically considered, Senator Stew
art's proposition is in every way a goodone.
It would render the Republican design,
against the greenback impossible of ac
complishment. It would furnish the means
by which a temporary loan without inter
est could be effected, to meet temporary
deficiencies. Under It the use of silver
as well as gold would be compulsory for
purposes of redemption, and it would com
pel the Administration to coin the bullion
now in the Treasury.
It seems to us that here is the clunce
of a lifetime for the President, ne wants
free silver votes to pass his tariff. He fre
quently has expressed his ardent desire
to "do something for silver." Why should
not he seize the advantage here offered,
and tell his people In the Senate to accept
the Stewart amendment? That action, per
haps, might tend to make the path of his
fiscal policy a path of flowers. Will he rise
to the opportunity?
A Dog Cleaning: Establishment.
Somebody In Chicago has a new philan
thropic idea, and earnestly recommends
it to those about to make wills. It is
that insteadof leaving money to university,
library or hospital, the generous million
aire Ehould establish a bathhouEe for
dogs. It Is pointed out tbat the dog,
like other mundane inhabitants, needs a
wash occasionally, and that it Is no small
task to wash a large, long-haired dog
properly. It is so disagreeable a task,
indeed, especially If the dog be not willing,
that dog-owners are prone to leave it to
tho servants, and po servant naturally
is not milch more eager for it than the
owner. So the dog goes unwashed for
the most part, or is scrubbed by heartless
and Inconsiderate people who do not love
him. In his wild state he was able to go 1
In swimming -when he liked, but this de
light is'uow denied him, and iie does not
like hot water and soap any better than
the average small boy. Ills idea of a bath
Is a liver, where there Is a chance for a
good splash and swim; not a massage and
shampoo performance, which is undignified
and gets soap hi' his eyes. AH this makes
It hard for both washer and washee.
The Idea of the rorormer above mentioned
is that a place should' be fitted up with
all the necessary conveniences for clean
ing and disinfecting, wliere dogs could bo
sent as often as necessary, with the cer
tainty or their coming back clean and in
good temper. Tothlsend Itisrecomrnendcd
that the churges be moderate and the at
tendants people who really love to wash
dogs. Perhaps the dog laundry will sonic
day be a reality. But until the philan
thropist is found, aud the money and the
attendants, the present system will prob
ably go on operating, In Chicago and elsewhere.
From Madrid tho report again Is sent
out that the Spanish government will
raiso money on tho Alinadcn quicksilver
mines. We would likejto inquire, when
and under what circumstances the gov
ernment got those mines back from tho
Rothschilds, who have had them in pos
session for hair a century at least?
England cannot avoid being kicked out
of her old position as one of the powers
of Europe, by Emperor William, assisted
by his friend Nicholas, but the Prince of
Wales can refuse to race boats with
the Kaiser, and that is regarded in Great
Britain as very nearly getting even.
There are people who seem to think
that wo owe England something; and they
want to make the Queen a Jubilee, present
of a million nnd a half dollars out of the
gold reserve. Why not make her a
present of the arbitration treaty? The
United States does not want it
The Cuban documoiitMongngo demanded
by the Senate are being slowly prepared
in the State Department. Not all -jjf them
will be sent In. There are some that will
be suppressed, because their contents are
so startling that publicity might involve
danger to the writers, nnd that would
make It necessary to send them some pro
tection. It is only u tew days since friends of the
Administration were accusing The Times of
exaggeration in asserting that not less
than eight hundred Americans In Cuba were
suf fcringf orfooil. Now Consul-General Fitz
hugh Lee reports tbat there arc at least
Mr. Ealfour has sprung .a parliamentary
surprise In developing a relief scheme for
Ii eland which will reduce peasants' tax
ation by $2,000,000 annually. The project
Is warmly received In Ireland, and will
go a jreat way toward neutralizing home
rule opposition to the Tory party in the
House of Commons.
British prldo In colonial dominion la
taking orrense because Col. Hay ues the
expression "American Embassy'' on his
letterheads. It is asserted that the United
States is not the whole continent; beca Jse
there is Canada, you knowl It Is a uvto
sensation ror the Londoners to find any
thing American about an American rep
resentative, and they do not know what to
make of it.
The New York Journal observes that,
"If Marcus Aurcllus Hanna cannot 'contrary
the Senate on such a small matter as the
Cuban resolution, he is likely to lose control
of the hitherto submissive, but now indlg
nant, occupant of the White House."
Gen. Drummond, the Englishman who
lpd the revolutionary Torces at Puerto
Cortez, Honduras, and who was captured
and aboutto be shot, was promptly released
when a British gunboat came along and
demanded him. If he had been an Amerl-,
can, there would have been a murder aud
a suppression of the facts If possible.
Which illustrates the difference between
Senator Aldrich is extremely unhappy
to think that he cannot keep his beer and
tobacco taxes outof iolitlcs, but will have
to make his fight against the brewers
and the smokers of the country an Admin
istration issue. He knows only too well
what his party will get from the German
voters in consequence.
It hns been charged that literature, real
literature, graphic, picturesque, and lively,
has no place in modern Journalism. It has
also been charged that the Imaginative
quality of the human mind Is on the de
crease. Both these theories can be dis
proved with one btroke. When Gen.
Weyler writes anything it always takes
its place at the head of the column next
Members of the Congressional delegation
from Illinois are requested to give their
attention to the following petition slgued
by the veterans belongiug to the Grand
Army posts ut Decatur, In their State, aud
scntto President McKluley a few days ago.
It Is a sample of others that are flooding
the White nouse mall:
To the Honorable William MeKinley,
President of the United States Sir: The
undersigned, Union veterans of our civil
war, would respectfully represent to you,
also a comrade m the grand army, thatfor
more than a year they have been anxiously
waiting ror our Governijient to grant the
Cuban patriots, who are battling so nobly
tor ctierighi u govern themselves, me rights
of belligerents. We also ask you to stop
the atrocities perpetrate J by Spain in Cuba,
under the guise or warrare, peaceably or
foicibly, as may be necessary.
We believe this to be u duty we owe to
humanity as well as a part or the debt ot
gratitude our fathers owed, but never paid,
tor the liueityaad independence they gained
with the assistance of liberty-loving French
men. How can we find rault with the actions
of the European nations about the Armen
ian atrocities when we are salndlfferentto
the pleas for aid rrom a brave people who
are fighting against an inhuman and bar
barous despotism within eighty miles of
Is the power and Influence of this na
tion never to be exerted in Tavor of the
down-trodden and oppressed? Should the
moneyed and business interests of this coun
try always com ml its policies?
We hope not, Mr. President, and with
all the foice our previous service to our
country can give it, we beseech you to act
at once, that human liberty may be in
creased among men, and the old soldiers
or this republic may have no cause to be
ashamed of the country they helped to save
over thirty years ago.
An Uncongenial Autocrat.
(From tho Cliicago Dispatch.)
The Dingley bill is developing Into a
new "autocrat of the breakfast table.'
IRISHMEN NOT FOR TURKEY
To the Editor or The Times:
The Evening Star or April 24, ultimo,
printed a cable dispatch from London to
the errect tuat the Irish people applauded
the Turks In their contest with the Greeks
Being a constant reader of leading Irish
newspapers, I' knew, of course, that the
dispatch was. the deliberate falsehood or
one of the Eugllsh scribblers, whose prin
cipal business it is to placo the people or
Ireland In n raise light be-rore their Ameri
can friends; but in order to obtain au
authoritative expression of the sentiments
of thelribh people on the subject, I wrote
to the editor of the Cork Herald, one of
the leading Irish newspapers, and he pub
lished an editorial reply, which I sent to
the editor of the Evening Star, with the
"Deliberate- and Stupid Falsehoods."
To the Star: "
I have so often exposed the falsehoods
that are bent to this country through tho
English cable, deiogatory to the Iiiah
people, that it' seems like a work of
aupuieiogation to go over the subject
again. But .the object sought to be at
tained by all those bogus dispatches is
so plain that it may be us well again (If
the Star will kludly giant the courtesy)
to caution the lriends or human liberty
not to be miblead by them.
The latest manilestatiou of absurdity
and bareiaced lying in this line was the
London dispatch to tl.e Star of April 24.
Here it is: v
WAIl THE TOPIC IN LONDOX.
Tho Subject Jjfteiifssed Eagerly by
London, April "24. The dominant note
of everything In London Is war It is dis
cussed eageny by all classes, from cabinet
ministers uown to the riff-raff of the East
End, though all but the specialists are
muudled as to the whereabouts of most of
the places named. In consequence there
Is such a demand for war maps that the
publishers have beeu unable to supplyit
The comments heard show a curious
btatu or affairs. The sympathies with the
combatants run on party lines, the Con
servatives laudiug the Turks and tne Lib
erals hoping lor Greek success, while in
Ireland, wliere one would expect. universal
sympathy for Greece, tnere is an amazing
amount of plaudits ror Turkey, ou the
ground that the Turks are such good
When I read the dispatch, I at once sent
a duplicate or It to the Cork Daily Herald,
one or the most Influential newspapers in
Ireland. Here are the editorial com
ments of that paper:
Mis rep reseri ting Ireland.
Some of the London correspondents of
America! papers Kngllahnieii in most
cases', we ussume are still at uselr old
game of misrepresentation and blander
of Ireland. 1o the "Washington butr,"
ror instance, tne astounding statement is
cabled that public leeiiug in Ireland is
entirely ou the bide of the Turks In the
struggle now being Jougtit in the Ea$t.
Here is the statement In full. '"Hit com
ments heard in London ou the war stiow
a euriousstute or arralt.s. The sympathies
with the eombatuuts run ou party Hues,
tho Conservatives lauding the Turks, and
the Liberals hoping lor Greek success,
while In Ireland, wiiere one would txpect
universal sympathy ror Greece, there is
an umazing amount; of plaudits ior Turkey
on the ground that the Turks are such
good fignters." The lutter part of this
statement, it need hardly be said, Is en
tirely at variance with the Tacts. It is
nothing more nor less than a deliberate
ami stupm ialsehood, and it is at the same
time a typical specimen of tho vile mis
representation indulged in day alter day
toward Ireland by the English corre
spondents or the American paperi. Every
Irishman worthy or tho uamn sympa
thizes with Greece In the gallant light
she Is making for the cause of the op
pressed, for eery Irishman knows tho
debt the world owus to that historic laud
as the rlr&t home or art and literature,
and as the bulwark of liberty In the
centuries' old strife betwetn civilization
The Irish members were the first to
champion at uaimiustcr tne cause ! the
Cretan Christians, ami to defend the action
of Greece in coming to tiielruid, and when
Armenia was oiiuged with Wood by the
agents of the "Great Assassin ' who sits
on the tottering throne of Mahomet, from
no couulrin the world camestrouger pro-te-lnagainsttfieinruinyuiKi
thesha ne man
rrom Ireland. To say, then, that Ire
land applauds Turkev and Turuisti tri
umphs i&a gross misstatement. Otcourse,
it is easy to understand the motive or Uie
writers of these misleading paragraphs
In the AmerUan press. As jiiglisnuien
of the gf-od old ujgot type, utter strangers
to anything hi tire shape or generous senti
ments to Ireianfl, they feel it their duty
to do all they can to alienate the glow
ing sympatny or. Hie American pecpiu for
the people of this country In their struggle
to attain the national rights. Every op
portunity of showing petty malice is eager
1 y availed or, but, fortunately, no people In
the world are more capable of "sizing"
up so mean and spiterul a policy than the
people or the I'nlted btates, and we may
take it ror granted, therefore, that tliey
are slow t6 swallow the anti-Irish drivel
or the London America n eorret.pondents who
are continually defnmimr Ireland jtnri the
I take tho liberty, or tending you a copy
of the Herald, containing the foregoing
editorial, in which, you will see the an
nouncement of a call for a public meeting
bythemayorof the cityor Cork, madeat the
request or pther prominent Irish gentle
men, Tor Nthe purpose of raising a fund
in aid or the Giccks, whicli I wish you
would publish in ruither refutation or the
lying dispatch In your issue or April 21
ultimo. J. D. O'COXNELL.
Here Is the answer I have received from
The Evening Star,
Washington, D. C,
May 20, 1897.
Mr. J. D. O'Conncll, Bureau of Statistics,
Dear Sir I am compelled to return your
manuscript entitled "Deliberate aud Stupid
Falseiiixnis." While the cable dispatch of
April IMth may have been a mistake, the
Star was in no wise responsible for it, As
it was not a special dispatch to the Star,
but was an Associated Press telegram
which went u nearly all the Journals in
the United States. Very trul3
Although I have been a constant reader
ot the Star for more than a third of a
century, I venture to usk The Times to do
what the Star has refused to do, namely,
and the original dispatch to the Star of
April 24, and also the editorial from the
Cork Dally Herald. I ask this In order
to correct the false Impression created by
the publication of the dispatch in the Star,
whicli It now assumes the responsibility of
creating by declining to correct it.
J. D. O'CONNELL.
CLOSE WITH. BRITISH OFFERS.
The Dole Government Tiring of
This Country's Inaction.
San Francisco, May 23. Private let
ters from Honolulu say that the Dole
government has decided to give to a
British company a concession for an
The Hawaiian government has grown
weary of the lukewarm attitude of the
United States over the cable question, and
has closed witli the British proposals. Re
cently the British war vessel Pelican
left Sydney to make a suivey to Fanning
Island, and the Wild Swan recently left
Honolulu to survey cable routes around
that island, which will be the main land
ing place for the cable.
A Progressive Governor.
The governor of Kentucky has pardoned
a twelve-year-old girl, wiiojiad been sen
tenced to the penitentiary for one year for
perjury. He says further that he will
pardon every juvenile delinquent unless
the legislature at ince provides funds for
a State reform school. His course is right
A State which sends child criminals to the
same prison with old and hardened con
victs Is lacking in civilization.
The Prospects of. Greece.
(From the Milwaukee Sentinel.)
All is lost to Greece except honor, and
the powers are-afterthat.
Foiled in Her Purpose.
"I fancy she calls it a debut because
debut sounds foreign."
"But it doesn't when she speaks it."
HOLDING AN AIHSHIP.
One Almost Completed on Grand
Island in California.
San Francisco, May 23. At Graud
Island, on Sacramento River, is now near
ing completion, au airship, built on novel
lines, with gasoline as the motive power,
and tho propelling aud steering to bo
done by stroug alu mium propellers. Tho
machine Is built by the Sweaney-Davcu-port
Company, which lias a paid-up capital
of S10.000 expressly for this purrose.
The ship will bo 125 feet long and the
ear will bo -17 1-2 feet from the top of
the cylinder. The width will be 37 1-2
feet from tip to tip of the propellers. It
consists of an elliptical gas-filled cylinder
with two propellers, one on each side of
the cylinder. The cylinder Is made non
eollapsuble by bicycle tubing, running
lengthwise, and underneath is a small
compensating cylinder, into whicli the
hydrogen gas escapes, aud the gas ex
pands and returns again into the cylinder
when the machine nears the earth.
The promoters expect to make a trial
trip next month. They will start by
daylight and sail over Frisco. If tho
machine Is u success they propose to
cross the continent in It. As no gas
is lost, they will not have to stop.
WILL UI1AXD FJSMAXiE SEALS.
The Government lias Decided. Upon
San Francisco, May 23. Dr. D. S. Jordan,
who will be the American scientific repre
sentative at the Pribllor Islands this
summer, says that as the British govern
ment has not come to satisfactory terms
with the United States for protecting fur
seals in Bering Sea, the United States will
begin, this summer, through the fur seal
commission, the work of branding female
seals on the Frlbllot Islands. This will
spoil the skins or the branded seals and so
stop pelagic sealing by making It unprofit
able. One of his assistants, Elmer Farmer, an
expert electrician, has Invented an elec
trical machine Tor branding seals, and ir
it proves satisfactory, It will do a great
deal toward settling the seal question.
TWO MTJHDLRERS FIGDT.
Try to Client the Gallows by Killlinr
Tampa, Fla , May 23. Harry Singleton,
who murdered Officer Mctformick two
years ago, aud Thomas Milton, who mur
dered his mistress, had a desperate fight
in theli eells last night, and Milton was
nearly cut to pieces.
Singleton attacked Milton with a large
butcher knife that he had managed to
beciire. Milton defended himself as well
as possible and soon got possession of a
beer bottle. Breaking ofr its neck, he
attacked Singleton, and ror a quarter or
an hour the right was rurious. The jailor
was arraid Tor some time to go into the
corridor. Finally he and two others en
tered and separated the two men.
Neither will die or his wounds, but their
execution will be hastened, both now being
under bentence or death.
CAVILL'S XjAST FAKK.
A Swi miner Plny a Trick Which
Causes Ills Death.
Stockton, Cal.. May 23. Charles CavilL
champion swimmer or Australia, was as
phyxiated by gas last night while trying
to remain under water longer than five
minutes und Tive seconds. His death re
vealed the rake by which he had made a
record or remaining long periods under
water, as it showed that he used an in
verted tub and breathed the air inclosed
under the tub. Cavill gave his exhibition
In the S.tockton Bath and personally placed
the tub in the tank during the afternoon.
It seems that the water in the baths comes
from old natural gas wells and gas rises
in the water In the tank.
When Cavill sank to the bottom of the
tank and put tils head under the tub, ex
pecting to breathe pure air, heinhaled thi3
stifling gas and immediately lost con
sciousness. His associate knew nothing
of his peril, but waited six minutes
Then he became alarmed and dove for
his partner. He found Cavill with his
Every known restorative was applied by
skillful physicians, but without effect.
The doctors said Cavill's lungs contained
no water, which was clear proof that he
was asphyxiated by gas.
Cavill cameof a family of famous English
swimmers. He came here last year and
won a great reputation by swimming
across Golden Gate against a tremendous
SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
"Harold," she said, coyly, as they sat
together in the hammock, while the moon
rose In the usual place behind the house,
"do you think men are less brave than
they used to be?"
"I suppose you have been reading some
of thoe medieval romantic novels," hesald,
gloomily, "but I just wantto ask yououe
question: The heroine of those novels has
Indians, and fire, aud flood, and famine,
and obdurate fathers, and all that after
her, but did you ever read of one who
had a little brother?"
She owned that he was brave.
Money talks, and perhaps that is one
reason why the Millionaires' Club Is so
Lord Tennyson once made "blood" rhyme
with "good." If he had been brought up
on a modern newspaper he would have
known that the proper rhyme for the first
named word was "dull thud," and he
would have known better than to rhyme
Senator Hoar loves peace so well that
he Isn't 'willing to let anybody else have
"What makes ycr so solemn, Cully?"
queried Tin Cup Mike. "Yer look as If
yer was startin' fer ycr own funeral."
"The matter is," said Cully, "I'm vlcw
In my end, and It's sad. This boot ain't
got no sole, and I kicked a hat with a
brick in it today with that foot"
The tramp who was found by the road
bide the other day, apparently in the last
stages of tome terrible disease, has pioved
to be simply a martyr to principle. He
was caught with a cake or soap in his
possession, and to avoid disgracing his
profession he ate the soap.
Whatever may be bald about Brooklyn,
her inhabitants are always in the push.
They are of the opinion that young Brook
lynltej are good enough things to bear
"How did they happen to get married?"
"Why, he had joined a bachelors' club
and she had Joined a girl bachelors' club,"
and they both got so tired of their clubs
that propinquity did the rest.
air. Chapman may he a bird, but not
the typical Jail variety at all.
The Chicken Was Wary.
Mrs. Boardem How do you find tbo
chicken soup, Mr. Boarder?
Mr. Boarder I have no difficulty in
finding the soup, madame, but I am in
clined to think that the Oiickcn will be
able to prove an alibi Richmond Dispatch.
IN THE HOTEL LOBBIES.
"The Dingley bin erred in making pro
tection the main object o any tariff
legislation," Bald Mr. Theodore Hall, a
Chicago attorney, at the Ebbittlast night.
"The Senate bill is a more intelligent
measure, because it recognizes revenue
as the principal end. A tariff bill must
be judged by its fitness to attain a special
end. It may be framed with the purpose
of decreasing revenue, or encouraging
industry, or protecting the farmer against
competition, or of obtaining more reveiiuo.
It may even accomplish two of these
objects, the one directly and the otner
by indirection. But the standard of judg
ment is supplied by tho more important
of tho intentions. There can be no
doubt that at the present juncture reve
nue Is the leading object. The industries
of the laud arc depressed, but so are
the industries of every great manufactur
"The Tanners of the United States have
passed through aseries or very trying years,
but they have or late enjoyed better re
turns and have the promise or even greater
prosperity in the near ruture. The rail
roads have surrered in Tull sympathy with
manurarturers and agriculture, but out of
their defaults and failures will come a
stronger system, competent to withstand
greater s'ress and more severe depres
sion. There Is no branch of manufacture
that can be more than temporarily stimu
lated by an Increased tariff, and there are
many branches that are reaching out for
roreign markets, at last able to compete suc
cessfully with their European competitors.
Protection rrom imported manufactures
cannot bring any but a limited prosperity,
for the people of the United States are
more independent of foreign supplies than
they ever have been, and what they import
forms a very small part of their total con
sumption." "The Metropolitan Museum of Art," said
Mr. Martin Whltehurst, of New York, at
Willard'c, "is one of the few things in
New York that has a right to bear the
adjective In Its title. It Is, in fact, a
metropolitan Institution. Considering that
its evolution from the small nucleus with
which it started in Its hired quarters in
Fourteenth street has taken place not
merely within a generation, hut that its
principal benefactors then, are Its prin
cipal benefactors now; its evolution has
been amazing. For really It Is already
one of the great museums of the world, and
Incertain Hues is in advanceofany museum
In the o'd world. That there should be
In America an institution to which Euro
pean archaeologists in certain specialties
have to resort, in order to allay the vexed
questions In their specialties, is a great
distinction for New York, and reflects
honor upon the whole country.
"I judge,'' said Mr. William E. Lock
wood, of Glen Loch, Ta., at the Riggs
House last night, "that you do not care
for another talk from me on the sub
ject of 'hammer blows, centrifugal lifts,
and tangental throws' of Iccomotlve driving
wheels, but there is a poem which was re
cently sent tn me by the author, my rriend
Mr. Fred Burnell Applcget.of Hightstown,
N. J., and should be particularly Inter
esting to your readers at this season when
Decoration Day Is so near at hand. It Is
The Dead nnd the Uvlnp;.
There were two brothera Toaght at Roanoke;
Shoulder to hhoulder through that fiery
That storm of shot and ball and bursting
Fouirht as two heroe3, till one brother
Dead in the swamp, his shroud the battle
smoke. Now, every year, fair children deck the
Of him who died their country's life to
And mothers weep, and fathers call him
was a hero fell at Roanokel
The other one who fought at Roanoke
Lived on, by chance; Is living still today
Old and unknown, bent, beggared, crip
And children mock him in their thought
None weep ror him. No orator e'er spoke
Of him as noble. No one says he gave
His best in life his country's life to save;
And yet. God knows, the living was as
As he who Tell that day at Roanoke.
Jealousy Causes a Mnrder.
Red Bank.N. J.,May 23. David Locker,"
a colored man, was shot and killed about
midnight last night by another colored
man, named James Roller The shoot
ing was due to jealousy. Locker being with
Rossicr' wife at the time. Locker wis
about thlrty-flve years old and is said
to have a wire and family In Newberne,
Special Session Will Bo Brief.
Trenton, N. J., May 23. The special
session of the legislature on Tuesday, it
is believed, will transact no other bu.sin-.-ss
except to pass a bill providing for the
submission to popular vote of the three
constitutional amendments In September.
A canvass has been made of the senators
and members, and the sentiment is almost
unanimous In favor of this policy.
Furniture Factory ISnrned.
Philadelphia, May 23. The four-story
furniture factory of William Abbott was
totally destroyed by rire this arter.icon.
Loss estimated at $100,000; partially in
sured. Gordon Arrives in New York.
New York, May 23. James Gordon Ben
nett arrived here this evening in commend
or his steam yacht The yacht lert'Tou
lon on May 3.
Anything lor Variety.
On the one excursion north of Mason
and Dixon's line which John Randolph or
Roanoke permitted himself in the course of
Ms lllf e he ordered the waiter at a tavern
to "clwnge his cup." The man inquired
whether he desired tea orcof fee. "If this,"
lie said. Indicating with -his scornful fore
finger the beverage already served to hilm,
"it tLis be tea, hring me coffee If this
be coffee, bring me tea. I want a. change."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Perplexities of the Haines Tjiw.
"Is this a hotel?" asked the stranger
who had just arrived in New York.
"Can't say yet," replied tho dapper
young man behind the counter. "We're
trying to find out."
"Trying to find out'."
"Sure! The proprietor hns just been
reading the new Raines law and rioiv he
has gone out to borrow an augur so that
he can find out how thick the walls are," -Chicago
A Scorcher Quenched.
A bicyclist in New York scorched to
catch a ferry boat that was leaving the
pier, and ran full tilt into a three-foot
gap between the boat and the wharf. His
teeth and nose were pushed in and his
bicycle fished out of the ocean later. A
little thing like a three-foot gap is not
going to prevent the real-thing scorcher
from making the usual accursed idiot of
himself. Minneapolis Journal.
The Habit of Support.
Wheeler, the banker son-in-law ot "Bloody
Bridles" Walte, has failed in Colorado
owing to a flaw in hlsniluing titles. When
Walte first ran for governor someone asked
Wheeler if he was going to support him.
"I suppose so,'' was tho reply, "That's
what I've done ever since I married into
I the family." Chicago Chronicle,
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