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THE irOBJSTDSTG TJLMJES, FBIDAY, JTO.Y 23, 1897
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The ricture of Sliatne.
Geiiileruen connected with the Senate,
in the most intimate character, need not
t)C surprised that the press of the country
rcgardsUielractlon, In allowing tht? Hanna
IlHYcmeyer bill to pass, as a flagrant
-violation of their duty and a direct blow
at the perpetuity of our institutions. They
kHow all about that, and are not alarmed
at the prospect of popular subjugation to
the bond aud gold syndicates, the trust
aiid'Hiouopolies. That is part of the play.
On the stirmp they would oppose and
stfetid horrified before such a thing on
general principles; but when thuy are
in with It," things are differentl
lit it quite superfluous to review his
tory which is notorious and already a
part of the American "Newgate Calen
dar." But, at the risk of mentioning tiite
tarings, we may be permitted to observe
tint the bill, ostensibly designed to raise
revenue for the Government, and to pro
laotc American industries, does neither,
except as it pours millions into the laps
of a few monopolies, including the foreign
gold and bond syndicates that controlled
te late aart bought and own the present
A dHilfiist nation.
Euan such a gold and foreign medium as
the .New York Evening Tost is astonished
by the tariff record of the Senate- Let It
be lemarked that when the New York
Evening Post is startled by anything that
tends to endanger American Interests there
must be a cyclone in immediate presence.
The Evening Tost, however, lias a ray of
Aerieaniim on tbe Question of the tariff
ivfeich, from its own point of view, must
be a UiistKkc. Itantagonizcsa jiiwbibltive
tacifr, which high English authority
cislms to be, on the whole, the best tiling
for British lntercs-ls; because a piohiMtlve
tariff, is? connection with Republican ideas
on the mercantile marine, involves the
MJpiemacy of English shipping Interests.
That may account for ill
Bat -what the Evening Post and ill other
papers, native and foreign, fail to under
titand or to admit, is howa lot of prominent
mill distinguished American represen
tatives could be bought to perpetrate upon
lite country a strafghtout, unqualified
Nctoeme of national plunder, the like of
wWch was never seen, either in connection
with the Credit Mobilicr oi any nbcr de
flpicahlc Job which has helped to make the
legiRlaikra of this nation a record of infamy.
Now, these ideas and thoughts are un
comfortable; they go to destroy the con
fidence that iHxipie ought to Iiave in tlrelr
rerrofntaUvcR. Senators and members
who are tarred with the stick of suKpicton
aJtoald begin their explanation early in the
ft-irt. Some of them will be able to fellow
thai, they have been true to Uie principles
aud doctrine of their party. Others will
only be in a portion to prove that, like
lets of persons outside of official life, their
characters arc below reproaeh.
We rfroply suggest these matters because
they will form the basis for political
opftcations in goodness knows how many
8tMos and constituencies lefbre we are
Blessed Are tbe Peacemakers.
It may not be improper to ask; "What la
Mr. Hanun doius in the line of securing
a settlement of the coal miners strike?
We are aware that the mine-workers or
gnnitaUon also has approached Mr. Mo
Kinlcy on the subject. Also wc are con
vinoed that this was a piece of courteous
diplomacy. The mine workers, in common
-with all other Americans, know that
Banna is the Administration not iio
Hinlcy. Therefore, the resort to the Presi
dent is a matter of politeness, and the man
date to Marcus A. Banna Is a serious
Mr. Eanna stands In a delicate position.
A man who would take a lost cause in
liand, like that of the Republican party
last aotumn, and with the use of $10,
OQp.OOO bring It to victory, is in a poor
position to say Uiat he cannot secure for
the poor, starving miners a scale of wages
that will keep the women and little ones
from death. Bis history, position and no
torious power place the onus upon him.
It mbjbt be said that the coal market does
not Justify en advance In wages! He Is
estopped from reliance upon that argument.
Ho Las fastened upon the country a tariff
Bchcme that will cnliance the cost of every
co.il, shoe, pine board and almost every
thing else tliat the poor must use. To le
consistent, he must favor the udvonce in
cost of coal that is used by the manufac
turers and municipalities of the country.
If it be not an offense to double the cost of
boots, shoes, elothlug una all such things
for the behoof of manufacturers, then it
oannot be a crime to felightlyTuise the cost
of coal to the consumer in ordar that half a
million v.orking miners shall be able to put
food Into the mouths of their wives and
Marcus A. Ilanna' does not experience
any difficulty in raising prices for his
friends Mr. Hnveinsyer, Mr. "Rockefeller or
tor the benefit of the lumber barons; can
not be do a little In Lite direction of raifclug
prices to save his own and other people's
starving miners from want and desperation?
Off for mimidlKe.
It seems unnecessary to preach a
sermon C common -sense to the Ameri
cans who have taken fire from the Klon
dike reports, and contemplate an initue
diateexodusto that Tom Tiddler's ground.
Most people in "Wahslngton have seen and
studied the map of the region published
in The Times. That map is simple and
comprehensible. All you have to do is
to take a steamer from Juneau or St.
Michael, and then go straight up the
"Yukon River. As cabily it might be said
that tlie only thing a voyageur to the
Tole has to do is to take a Iwai for
the nearest poiut to that problematical
flagstalf, and then get there!
It may be remarked that the Canadian J
government is strongly disposed to shut
Americans out of the Klondike district
That does not cnt much figure, because
we do not relieve that Western American
.prospectors can be shut out byany power
that the Dominion can land thjre against
them. The question of climate is a much
more serious consideration, for people
essaying to reach the Alaskan gold fields
from this or any other Eastern point.
"tYe are informed that there are adven
turers In Washington who are arranging
to go to the new El Dorado, with only a
few hundred dollars in their possession. To
all such, we beg to say that they will
lebve their bones within the Arctic Circle,
or, if they happen to survive, that they will
come out in the spring without clothes,
money, or employment.
The time has passed for a successful
journey to Klondike. The people who try
to make the trip now probably almost
certainly will have to remain through the
winter at Juneau or St. Michael. If a
man must tackle the hardships and almost
horrors of life in Alaska, the proper thing
for him to do is to wait until about next
March and Uien start with the opening
of navigation. There is not, and there can
not be food carried into the district for
the mentis that will have to be fed next
This argument of discouragement need
not tfepress adventurous Americans, who
wisli to face disease and death, by stand
ing all day up to their waists iu mud and
water In the hope of finding wealth. The
Klondike field is not the only part of
Alaska that is insectivorous with gold.
All the streams of that wonderland are
believed to have banks and' bottoms as
rich in the yellow metal as Klondike. ,Then
Why not wait until spring and go for them
under auspices and conditions of good
Of one thing we want to 'warn the
tenderroot adventurers of "Washington!
"We hear that young men are starling for
the mines with only three or four hundred
dollars. This is suicide! It will take
$120 to comfortably reach Tacoma or
Seattle. Then it may be calculated that
the cost of a trip to Klondike from thence
will be not less than $200 for straight
package. Provisions for the winter will
cost not less than $-100, and more likely
?500. A man who starts at this time,
with the prospects of the deadly snow
storms over the range, is an idiot on
general principles. The man who starts
from this iaUtude with less than $1,000
is very ill-advised.
It la now stated by Prof. "Wirt Tassin.
of the National Mumura, that the problem
of food le to be solved by the expert
chemist of the future. In this he agrees
witb a French savant who has made ex
periments in -this direction. This French
savant has made butter, eggs, perfumes,
yanilla essence, and numerous other thinga.
But the chemistry of the future will not
only do this, it will so arrange matters
that the exact amount of nutrition neces
sary to preserve life will be assimilated iu
the form of fcinall squares or capsules. No
more cattle will be raised, no more grain
fields cultivated; tbe packing factories of
Chicago and the flour mills of Minneapolis
will be of no use except to the antiquarian.
Ths cook stove-will be eliminated from the
house, and iu its place will be a dainty
electric light, on which a square contain
ing a whole meal may be heated in five
The mind almost refuses to take in the
magnitude of this change. The late II. C.
Bunner once wrote a fanciful sketch which
now teems to be prophetic. Be wrote or
a family assembled to eat their Thanks
giving dinner, which consisted of u cap
sule about the sire of a peu and a quan
tity of hot water. Before the capsule was
served to the eight members of the family,
however, the baby had a sudden choking
fit. Be was given water, when it -was
discovered that he had swallowed the en
tire capBtile. The episode concluded with
the explosion of the unfortunate child.
Something like this might actually hap
pen under the Tassin regime. At any rate,
life would be revolutionized. Three-fourths
of the lime of the human race Is
now consumed in getting and cooking
tilings to eat. The other 25 per cent of
labor done in the world is largely em
ployed in getting things to wear and
things with which to keep warm and
sheltered, and in writing about things
to eat. Dickens' masterly and lucious
word pictures will have no meaning to
the future generation. Lamb's essay on
roast -pig will have to be explained as
if it were in on unknown tongue. Much
of the Bible will need a glossary, and
much of Shakespeare and the hymn book.
I The cow, the chicken and the "hoc will
become extinct animals, and their skele
tons preserved in museums. Women, es
pecially, will im'e a chance to devote
their time to all the ologies under the
sun, and will advunco in great strides
over-the ground formerly barred to them
by the cook-stove and the dlshpnn.
Hut there Is a dark .side to this discovery.
"What If the laanufacturers of the edible
whut-islt form a trust and refuse food
to the tciling .masses except ou exorbitant
tears, after everybody has forgotten how
to raise tiog and hominy? "What if they
corner, not merely sugar and wheat, but
all Pure Food? "Let a few people be al
lowed to continue the occupation of farm
ing. It maybe needed.
Joseph Dunlop, the Chicago editor who
is dying of paralysis in Jolictprison, ought
to be released in the interests of mercy.
The great trouble with Mr. Dunlop is that
lie was a merciless oppouentof Mr.IIunna
and of course of Mr. McKinley In the
late campaign. This so envenomed One
of the McKinley contributors, Mr. Kohl
saat (he of the pie counter) thatiio consid
. ration of humanity will work. The
President should remember that "the
quality of mercy is not strained;'' that
it ought to descend upon dying misde
meanants as w ell as upon people who mis
took the book condition of their manu
facturing plants, but who were blessed
in having friouds.
Mr. Ilanua's friend Gen. "Weyler is
accentuating his nppliaitlon of "sound
business methods." He has Issued, an
order under which "'pacificos" will starve
to death in the towus, and if they go out
in the country without "military pro
tection" they will be murdered. It they
go with "military protection" they will
be butchered all the same. It Is a pleas-.
ant reflection that the .Navy of the United
States is being used Xo prevent nnjr aid
from reaching the distressed people of
Notwithstanding the extreme inclemency
of the weather, Mr. McKinley will bow to
the behest of the banking interest aud
today send a message to the Congress,
asking it to appoint a currency commission.
The message may not-say so, but its object
will be to destroy the non-interest bearlng
currciicy of the people, and to hand U3
over body and soul to the national banks
If we were a national bank and had no
concern for the rights and liberties or
the people, wc should he pleased. As it
Is, we are glad to think that American
bimetallism has not died out in the Con
gress. Of course, it may be bought out.
Stranger things have happened.
It is with pain and apprehension thatwc
cite the Uanna Administration, which has
Eet "iu example to the conntry of con
tempt for thu Constitution aud the law, to
the case or an educational Institution
in Missouri. Excited aud incited by the
course of the Autocrat, la suppressing the
House of Representatives, aud by the
Senate coufereee in defying the Constitu
tion and decency, iu assuming to initiate
and enact legislation, the girls in a col
lego at Cliillicothe got drunk and pounded
their professors over the head with chairs.
Thus do Marcus and Thomas sowthcwiudl
A Brooklyn paper comesout with a vig
orous protest against the foreigner who
has r.ot washed himself since he landed.
This paper lemarks pertinently that "what
we need is a civil service examination for
immigrants, and no man, woman or child
should be allowed to come in who does
not prove to the satisfaction or official
witnesses that he or she knows foap from
cheese aud uses it. "We do not want the
laborer to be a dude. "We do not want
him to v.-ear starch and go about creaking
smd rattling, in it. We do cot care
whether he blacks his boots or not; but
lie can wash himself, and if he will not
wc call on the health board to take him
out and turn the hose on him."
There is poiut in this, and it is not an
insult to anybody in the laboring classes
cither, because real hiboring men usually
arc not guilty of being a nuisance to other
people i n this way. Why should a man be
allowed to maintain himself as it nuisance?
Why should he wish to bring this nuisance
into a streetcar? There arereasens why
the poor cannot always be as immaculate
as the rich would like to see them, and one
is the extremely imperfect water supply
in many of their homes; but a man who is
clean aud respectable looking so far as
ills occupation allows him to be, even II
he is a toal heaver, will get on in the
world just twice as fast us the man who Is
not. The Brooklyn paper is all right.
Let us have a soap qualification.
DIED PKOM STARVATION.
Terrible Case of Destitution at
Fort Smith, Ark.
Little Rock, Ark., July 22. A shocking
case of destitution was brought to light
at Fort Smith, Ark., yesterday afternoon.
In a hut near the county Jail, Mrs. John
Ilauer, a widow, was found almost dead
with malarial feevr. Beside her upon
it pile of straw and covered with rags
were the corpses of two children, one
six months and the other four years old,
who had died of starvation and exposure
Mrs. Bauer's mother and three children
were in another corner slowly dying.
Freedom In trumpet tones calls to the
Sounding a bugle-blast over the sea
To the down-trodden in slavery's statious
War in your might till the earth shall
Cuba is suffering, starving and dying;
Tyranny's iron heel threatens her life;
Bearts of her heroes to heaven are crying
To end in its mercy this pitiless strife.
Patriots armed for their homes and their
Fall on the. battlefield, shattered and
Shouting for freedom in voice that ne'er
Fighting the foe till their life's blood la
Heroes in freedom's cause manfully perish,
Bravely defending their daughters and
Heroes whose glory the wide world will
Honored their names as chivalric their
Cuban hearts bravely dare death in the
Cuban hands boldly wield Weapons in
Doomed be the tyrant where deadly shots
God Is the Father of freedom and right
DAVID GRAHAM ADEE.
CAPITOL NEWS AND GOSSIP.
It was intimated about the Capitol
yesterday that Robert A. Sharkey, nomi
nated and confirmed as naval officer of
the poit of New York, may be unable
to qualify. He Is said to have some con
nection with a bonded warehouse, and
if this be, tiue he will be unable to as
sume the responsible duties or an officer
whose ofticial eye 1b supposed to ba
constantly on these warehouses and
customs goods generally.
A brother of Senator Foraker of Ohio
was named yesterday to be United States
marshal for the district of New Mexico.
There has been a spirited contest for
this place between the brothers of three
iu wi well known in public life. The can
didates were Crclghton -U Foraker, brother
or the Senator; Samuel ll.Elkins, brother
of the West' Virginia Senator, and SoKj--nnn
Luna. MrnMr.-.r of Trriiimtilllno Lunu.
Joriuerly a delegate in Congress from the
Territory. Eikiusr was supposed to have
a good pull ai the White Bouse, but wnen
Senator Foraker requested the place for
his brother the Admiuistralion thought lc
best to grant the request. Senator For
aker ban asked little up to this time in
tnc way of ifeKHjiial apjiolntinents, and, it
might lie nddcd'fhms received little.
Discusslngllhewa'ture of the place where
the recent icciduut to Major Elijah Hal-,
toid, rormerlyoljliisvity, occurred, Sena
tor Teller saldi
"1 know jlintsktjuntry well. It is one
of the inostlbuiik'rouH places iirtlie moun
tains. I . should npt permit any of my
family to ride on that road. It is all
right probably going, up, but In coming
d.'Wn, if the vehicle should meet with an
accident it is likely to go over a piccipito
200 or 1100 feet-high. Mount Ouray lies
right in a pocket, the most remarkable
formation of which I have any knowledge.
The road is cur. cut or its face, aud the
creek spoken of In the dispatcher runs in
u box canon not much wider th an a cor
ridor of the Capitol, and In some places
the road is built over a tall as sheer as
the sides of the Capitol itself." .
Evidences or the early disintegration of
the present sessiou of Congress are be
coming more aud more apparent at both
cndG of the Capitol. Already the members
of the House are bunching up the contents
or their desks aud having them packed
for shipment to their homes, while the
packing boxes so familiar to all who
frequent the Capitol are being filled and
set outside the committee rooms, ready
for the expressman. Aud, by the way,
the difference between the boxes fur
nished to the Senators and Representatives
is so marked as to strongly emphasize
the superiority of the former body when
compared with the latter. Each Senator
and Representative is furnished at each
session, at Uncle Sam's expense, three
boxes, as large as a small trunk. Those
furnished the Senators aie made of the
flnesl-giaiued red cedar, securely strapped
and bound, each costing almost as much
as an ordinary traveling trunk, while
the Representatives must content them
selves with boxes made of pine, and niimiH
the straps And it Isn't even as uood
as the Western white pine that the new.
tarirf bill will tax at the rate of $2
per thousand. It's Southern pine.
The Hon. James Hamilton Lewis, the
picturesque member of the House from
Wabhliigton, has taken another new de
parture. He yesterday blo.-somed ou iu
all the elaborate gorgeousness of a new
summer suit, and was consequently the
target of all eyes. The coat is of cream
colored flannel, the trousers of white duck,
and the Test or bufr-colored linen, par
titioned orf into squares. A high, straight
collar and a dark blue figured tie and
black shoes rounded out this summery at
tire. Hon. Sam 11. Flaulgan,ot Longview, Tex.,
w as at the Capitol yesterday. - Flauignn
Isoacof the leading Republicans ortheLoue
Star State, and is a strong Tricnd per
sonally aud. politically of National Com
mitteeman John G rant, o't whom Mr. Flanl
gnn wUrt: -John (irant made the fight for
McKinley in Texas, and I have every
reason to believe that he wiB control the
Texas appointments. I am here tor the
purpose of trying to get a lG-to-1 Democrat
out of office, and I am going to do my
very best to. accomplish it. It is true tliat
I may be a candidate for State executive
chairman, and will be if John Grant does
not want It, in which event I would o'ieer
fully give waj'. Be is, and has always
been, my Tiiend, and I expect to stand by
Mr. Flaulgan seems to know everybody
from Maine to Mexico. Be is polite and
agreeable, and bin friends say. if he be
comes a candidotein his State for executive
chairman, the man who defeats him will
know that he has been in the race.
NAMED BY THE PRESIDENT.
The Result of Yesterday's Appoint
ive "Work at the "White House.
The President Is keeping up his record
of two "flimsies'"' of nominations to office
per diem, being evidently desirous of
pacifying as many districts as possible
One of the plums fell yesterday to a
District man Albert D. Elliot, who has
been named as clerk of the district court
of the District of Alaska. This is a singu
larly desirous apimlntment In these days
when even the magnetic needle Is pointing
In the direction of the Klondike River.
Other nominations were as follows:
Interior George D. Green, of Montana;
Miles Cavanaugh, of Montana; and William
It. Manning, of Iowa, to be commissioners
to examine and classify lands wlthiu the
land grant limits of the Northern Paclfio
Railroad Company in the Helena laud dis
trict in Montana.
To be attorneys of the United States
Morris D. Wickersham, of Alabama, for
the Southern district of Alabama; William
D. Wright, of Tennessee, for the Eastern
district of Tennessee.
Creighton M. Foraker, of New Mexico,
to bo marshal of the United States for
the Territory of New Mexico.
State To be members of the Nicaragua
Canal Commission Rear Admiral John G.
Walker, U. S. N.; Cnpt. Oberlin M. Carter,
Corps of Engineers, U. S. A.; and Lewis
M. Haupl, of Pennsylvania, an engineer
from civil life.
Navy Capt. Norman H. Farquhar, to be
a commodore; Commander Charles O'Neil,
to be a captain.
Treasury Andrew L Morrison, of New
Mexico, to bo collector of Internal revenue
for the district or New Mexico.
Postmasters I H. La Mar, Petersburg,
Ind.; Frank Bums, Ida Grove, Iowa: Albert
II. Holland, What Cheer, Towa; Sethly
Wells, Erie, Kas.; Henry Mayer, Vicks
btirg, Miss.; James M. Cox, Adrian, Mo.;
James M. Wright, Richmond, Mo,; Field
ing Smith, Lancaster, N. H.; George N.
Wimer, Palmyra, N. J.rDwight, "H. Bruce,
.Syracuse, N. T.; Richard W. Box.Pulaskl,
N. .; John J. Leedom, Saint Purls, 0.;
Bianton W. Burford, Lebanon, Tenn.
I'ranlr Mairownn -Again in Print.
Trenton, N. J., July 22. There is a rumor
here today to the effect thatFrank A. Ma
gowan has arranged to adjustlna measure
las financial difficulties. The sale of the
palatial jnanrion of the exmayor, which
wna advertised for sale yesterday, was
again postponed for a week, by which time
tiie ex-muyor'a friends declare the claims
against the property wlU be so arranged
that he will continue to occupy the place.
TEE CUKRENCY MESSAGE.
President McKinley "Will Send It
to Congress Today.
At the White House yesterday the
crowd of people desirous of seeing the
President wns as great as it has been
on any past occasion. The President
caused it to bo officially made public
yesterday that the currency massage
will bo sent to Congress today. It
is not expected by the President
that the bill that will accompany the
message will delay the adjournment
of Congress. The President expects
the Bouse to pass the bill immediately
und that the Senate will refer It to a
committee where it will remain until uext
In anticipation of this program being
carried out, and that Congress -will ad
journ Saturday, the Presidents arranging
his personal and public matters so as to be
able to leave Washington next Wednesday
for Lake Champlaln Xor a mouth's vaca
tion there. He may stay there longer. His
preparations for leaving are so complete
that the railroad companies are now merely
Availing for a telegram from Secretary
Porter announcing the time the special
tram shall be in readiness.
Senatt.r Thurston and a Nebraska delega
tion called on the President and asked him
to issne a .proclamation which would have
theeffectof making the Omaha exposition
on International affair. The President de
clined to do this, but said he would direct
the Department of State to issue a .supple
mentary invitation to foreign nations to
paiticipate In the exposition. Such action
divests the exposition of an international
character, but still Invites foreign countries
to contribute to Its success.
Congressmen Dalzell of Pennsylvania:
Brornwell of Ohio, and Wilson of Ohio
had a conference with the President rela
tive to his attending, the celebration of the
John C. Fremont Association, at Pitts
burg, Pa , September 1J, 17 and IS. The
President said he would try to be present;
bethought he could, but he would write the
committee definitely on the subject early
Col. Robert Ingersoll, after awaiting an
hour, had a talk with Mr. McKinley. The
diMinguialicd infidel is desirous of having
the President appoint to office a friend of
Secretary Sherman had a fifteen minute
talk -with the President, during which time
he nnnonnced ids determination to leave
the city today for Amagansett, L. I.,
to remain until cool weather comes. Sec
retary Sternian looked very weak when he
was assisted from his carriage and showed
the effects of his illness quite plainly. He
said, however, that he was fully recovered
and he -anticipated much benefit from the
Senator Thur3ton 'accompanied F. J.
Sadllek.of WIlber.Nebr., to the President.
Tne latter wnnts to be appointed a consul
to one of the European countries.
Congressmen Hitt and Cannon had a long
conference with the President regarding
business In the House, and it is understood
that Mr. Hitt discussed the conditions of
Hawaii, Japan and Cuba, briefly.
Mr. B. H . Warner and his son, who was
yesterday confirmed as consul to Leipsic,
called at the ofrjee to thank the President
for the office. The new consul will sail
ror Lcip4c about September 1. He is de
lighted over his prospects.
Gen. Hawley had a short talk with the
President concerning some patronage he
wants for Connecticut, and Congressmen
Tongue and Ellis of Oregon urged Mr.
McKinley to nppdnt F.K. Rlochberger, ed
1 tor .of the Stan t Zcitung at Portland, com
mercial agent at British Columbia.
Congressmen Howell and Fowler of New
Jersey saw the President in reference to
New Jcrsny patronage.
ADM J HAL MILLER'S ORDERS.
A Conference "With Seeretnry Long
Prior to Departure for Hawaii.
Admiral Miller called at the Navy
Department yesterday morning and had a
long conversation with the Secretary, rela
tive to his duties nt Honolulu. The ad
miral will sail from San Francisco August
0 on a passenger steamer, unless the de
partment should deem it advisable to
hasten the departure of the Oregon tor
Hawaii. If the admiral goes there on a
passenger ship he will make the Phila
delphia Ills flag ship.
During the morning Admiral Miller at
tended the examination of Commodore
Norton for promotion to tbe rank of ad
miral, .after which he called on the Presi
dent, and was with him Tor a short time.
The orders he received yesterday were
of a general character, beyond the keep
ing the status quo. He is to use his
discretion hi all uiatters and to treat the
Japanese with the courtesy that a nation
ou peaceable terms with this country is
entitled to He will take with him as
aides Lieut. Commander Thomas H. Stevens
aud Ensign Philip Andrews.
The admiral will return to New York
today and make Ids headquarters on the
cruiser Brooklyn until he departs for the
PROGRESSIVE ARIZONA CITY.
Preseott Adopts Single Tax, the
Referendum and Female Snffrage.
rrcscott, Ariz., July 22. The initia
tive and referendum, single tax and female
suffrage would seem to be a curious
combination to be adopted by a munici
pality in Arizona, but all three have been
accepted by Preseott and all the prelimi
naries necessary to carry into operation
the three plans for political advancement
have been arranged.
In the single tax idea It Is believed
that Preseott is the first town in the United
States to adopt the plans of Henry George.
ANSWERS THE LAST CALL.
Death of Captain Muck, n Hero of
Rochester, N. Y., July 22. Albert G.
Mack, captain of the famous Mack's Bat
tery, which distinguished itself in the
war of the rebellion, died suddenly last
When the news of the firing upon Fort
Sumter reached Rochester, Capt. Mack
offered himself as a private, but was de
clared physically unfit. He invented a
new gun and organized what Is known
in war history as 'Mack's Battery." The
battery joined the Banks expedition In
A Boy Charged With Murder.
Monndsville, W. Va., July 22. Abe Jones,
a fourtnen-year-old colored boy, has been
arrested by the police for the murder Tues
day of the Mason children. It is under
stood that the boy has made a confession.
Jonestolea bridle from a man, and when
young Muson informed the owner Jones de
clared he would have revenge.
A Chicago Police Mystery.
Chicago, July 22. The police are mysti
fied bythe finding of the badly decomposed
corpse of a man under a wooden sidewalk
on Grand and Kedale streets. The body
was wrapped In a great mass of barbed
wire. It ia believed the remains are those
of ariltallun named Rizzo, who disappeared
three weeke ago.
Annual Lutheran Reunion.
PenMar, Penn. ,JuIy22. Between 10,000
and 12,000 people attended the annual
Lutheran reunion at Pen Mar today. It
was the most successful reunion held for
HELENA'S SILVER SERVICE.
Montana's Handsome Gift to the
Doughty TJttlo Gnnboat.
Senator Carter of Montana held a confer
ence with Commander "William T. Swln
bnrne.or the United States gnnboatHelena,
yesterday morning soon after the arrival
of the -vessel at the navy yard, unditwas
decided that exerclres attendant upon the
piesentaUon or the silver service donated
by thecitizensot Helena, Mont., after which
the craft ia named, .should take place on
Saturday evening at 8 o'clock.
The Helena (whose name, by the way,
is pronounced with the accent on the first
syUable1 will be broughtto tbe Washington
and Norfolk Steamboiit Company's wharf,
where the quests will board her. Invita
tions have been extended to President
McKinley, Vice President Hobarc, the
Cabinet officers, members of the Senate
and Honse of Representatives, certain
distinguished Naval officers resident in
Washington, and to the citizens of Mon
tana now in the city
Among the prominent men of Montana
who will be present are: Senator Carter,
the Hon. Martin Maglunis, ex-Representative;
the Hon. Samuel T. Houser, ex-governor,
tbe Hon John Schuyler Crosby, ex
governor: aud tbe Hon. Thomas P. Fnller,
ex-mayor of Helena.
The silver service ctmsists of a massive
silver puuehbowl and silver ladle, both
beautifully embossed and engraved. The
presentation address willbe made by Sena
tor Carter, acd the response on behalf
of the officers and crew will be made
byComnrnnderSwinlmrne. Secretary Long,
Absistant Secretary Roosevelt and ex
Secretnry Herbert will le .present and per
haps make brief remarks.
The Helena is a new boat, and went
into comn.ibsion in New York early In
July. She was built especially Tot service
hi Chinese waters. She is of 1,392 tous
burden, has 2,000-bow-power triple -expansion
engines. Her officers number six,
and her crew, 155. The vessel is roagnifi
ceutly fitted up, and has ill the conven
lcnces'of a hotel. Shower baths and elec
tric fans arc provided, whileexiensive quar
ters are at the .service of otticers and
The Armament Is as follows: Eight -1-inch
latest type or rapid-firing guns and
four 6-pounders, lour 1-ponnder guns In
the lower military top; two automatic
Colt guns p the upper raiiitary top. By a
system of tubing it i. m axraugi'd that
the a.tnmunition may be carried from the
magazine in the hull to tbe .guns on the
top without exposure.
The Helena was constructed at Newport
News. Vo, by the Newport News Ship
Thelistofofficersis a-sfoliows: Captain.
Commander William T. Swinburne; first
lieutenant, Charles E. Vreeland; navigator,
Lieut Charles Laird: Xiret officer, Lieut.
Edward Moalc; second watch officers, En
sign C. Davis, Ensign H. G. McFarland;
chief engineer, F. H. Eldredge; paymaster.
J. H. Merriam; Passed A ssistant Surgeon
J. F. Leys.
After tbe presentation ceremonies Com
mander Svrinbtirne wiR take the distin
guished company for a short evenins trip
down the river, giving them a littln ex
hibition of Iter speed qualifications and
general, excellent qualities. Coascander
Swinburne ia already veryrond of bis new
THE CAHNEGIE ABHOR PLANT.
Secretary Long Bas Not Heard That
Ilussla Wants to TJny Tt.
Secretary Long yesterday informed a
Times reporter that he had never heard
of any Teport to the effect that Eussla
is negotiating for the purchase of the
Caruegie steel plant. He said he had
never expressed any opinion concerning
such negotiation, for he had never heard
that any were under way, and that he
does not believe that there is any truth
In the report that negotiations are pend
ing. Notwithstanding the fact that the Sec
retary nas not heard the report, it has
been, a topic or conversation in tbe Ord
nance Department for several days.
A BOARD OF CnAHlTTES.
The Board of Trade Plan Recom
mended to Congress.
Mr. H. B. F. Macfarland, the chairman
of the Board of Trade committee on chari
ties, has prepared a bill for the estab
lishment of a board or charities Tor the
District. This mutter has been under
consideration Tor two years by the Board
of Trade, which indorsed the plan as
against the method of a superintendent of
The relative merits of the two systems
have been freely discussed by the Board
Nnst's Arm to He Amputated.
Center Moriches, L. I., July 22. The
physicians in attendance on Thomas Nast,
jr.. who accidentally shot hunself in the
arm yesterday, found symptoms of gan
grene today, and deemed amputation neces
sary. He was taken from here today to
Mount Siuai Hospital, New York city.
The Trolley Controversy.
To the Editor of The Times:
I desire to say to a patient and long-snf-fering
public that this is positively my fare
well appearance in the trolley comedy.
On the real merits of the street railroad
question I seem to have no serious oppo
nent. The communications of Railroad Ex
pert T. P. Kane simply amount to this, ami
nothing more, viz.: (1st) That I am an
ignoramus: f2d that I am a stockholder
in the Eckington Bailroad. Ills first romt
I am too modest to discuss, and the -ec
ond I think is the business of.no one but
myself. Withthe aidof adeteetlveheruight
learn other things about me: for example,
whether I wear false teeth. He knows all
about my railroad stock, but he does not
know how much I made in my last sugar
deal, and he has not seen my bankbook. If
Expert Kane so desires I will show hlni
ray bankbook, If he wiU not give it away
to the quarter of a million readers of The
Times. I positively have nomoneytoh'iid
I am going to the senshore, and I will need
it all to get my trunk away from the hotel
when I start back .
Congress will adjourn Eocm, and Expert
Kane, the watchdog of EcWngton, can
take a well-earned rest. If hp will go over
to Atlantic City he can enjoy a ride by
the deep blue sea on one of the finest
trolley lines in this country. The people
there are so happy they do not know -what
a terrible thing a trolley is. Their educa
tion has been neglected. Tn their blissful
ignorance they do not even read the anti
trolley thunder of the Star. There are also
several hundred other cities in this same
THOMAS TV. GILMER.
Washington, July 21, 1S97.
Dr. Deenle's Statement.
To the Editor of The Times:
In both editions of your paper you speak
of the attempt at suicide ot Mr. James
I attended Mr. Griffith and do not
believe ho intended to commit suicide,
but took what he supposed was n small
dose of laudanum on an empty stomach
which cansed the trouble that was sup
posed to be an attempt at suicide. Please
correct the mistake and oblige,
H. M. DEEBLE, I. D..
10th, 11th and F Sts. N. W.
-es-Our business hours until September arr
7:4.5 to 5. Saturdays, 7:45 to 1.
There Isn't a spot hut is filled
with money-saving merchandise
for the wants of sn miner shoppers.
In connection with, the larger lotet
full lines, excessive stocks, lagging
styles, etc., which we are closing
out at great price reductions, we
offer today, Friday, our regular
All the odds and ends, short
lengths, one of-a-kind articles, and
.he like brought to light in our
preparations for stock taking, at
very greatly reduced prices for the
quickest possible clearance. Rare
bargains among them.
400 yards Printed Foulard and China
Silks, lengths from 1 1-2 to U yards. Re
duced from 6ac, 7Cc, 85c- and S1.00 to
3'jc. a yard
Dress Goods Dept.
75 Temnants ot this season's most popu
lar weaves, 1 1- to 7-yara lengths, at ex
actly hah! price
5oc. Fabrics reduced to.. 25c yard
75c. Fabrics reduced to.. ..37 l-2c-yard
Sl-oo Fabrics reduced to 50c. yard
SlJioFabnca reduced to ..G- l-2c.yanl
$1.50 Fabrics reduced to. 75c. yard
Cotton Dress Goods.
Lengths from 2 to 111 yards
3c. irawiea redBced to ..4c-yard
6. 7 and He. Fahrics reduced toSc-yaxd
ltic. Fabrics reduced to cc-yard
12 1--2 andlUc Fabrics reduced toAOc- yard
Z5ands7 1- c Fabricsredaced to-15c- yard
8 Grass Linen Fronts tor Eton Jackets.
HeduceU from $1.26 to roc each.
1 Cream Lace and Eibbou 1'oKe, deep
ruffle of cream cuiftou. Iteduced truin
i?4.50 to 52.50.
Zo yards owangeable Taffeta SfBr Plait
ing, H and 4 inches wide. -Reduced from
75c. and $"l.o0 to 25c. yard
9 Mens Wash Vests, small sizes. Re
duced from $1 and 1-25 to 75c each.
11 Pairs White Duck Trousers.-oddiizea-iiedeced
to 75o pair.
iy Men & Colored Shirts, stiff bosoms, 2
collars and 1 pair cuffs. Eeduced from
l to T5c each.
10 Linen Crash Skirts. Eedaced from
51.25 to i5c each.
4 nan Ad-wool Cheviot Suits, sftfc lined
throughout; 2 navy, 1 greea and 1 trtaejc.
Sizes 32,36, and 40. Reduced from S2S.50
to $12.50 each.
5 Fine Wool Cballie Wrappers, ribbon
and lace trimmed. Siaes 32, 36 and 3S.
Ueduoed rrom 54.T5 to 52-3S each.
3 Fine All-wool Sweaters. Reduced
rrom $3.75 to 1 each.
23 Fine China Blue and Oxblaod Cham
bray Waists., detached collars Ithe cele
brated Derby brand). Sizes 3B. 3S, 40
and 42. iietl need from JJlaiS to Sftc each.
0 Gray and Black Mixed Cotton Covert
Cloth Skirts. Reduced from 52.90 to SL50
10 White Lawn Blouse Waists.
S. I nd 12 years. Eeduced f rem "
l Ci.iKtren's All-wool Reefer Jaeketa.
Sizes 4, ii and 12 years. Reduced rrom
2.b5 to 51 each.
4H line Dmiity and Cfeaasarwy Shirt
Waists. Sizes lo to 1C years. Reduced
from t)5c to 50c each.
y Washable Galatea Suits. Sizes 3, 4,
&, 7 and b years. Redaeed from 59c to
7 Blue Flannel Suits. Sizes 3, 4. 5, 6
and b years. Reduced from $1.50 to SOc
2S Boys' Washable Waists. Sties 4 to
S years. Reduced treat 25c to lea each;
or 4 Tor 50c.
23 Straw Hats, wide and narrow brims.
For chiirtren 2 1-2 to S years. Reduced
fmm 6ic and 0c to 25c each.
37 Straw Hats. For children. 2 1-2 to
S years. Reduced from 3Sc and 50c to
10 pairs Corsets, made of imparted net
with liateen strtpptogs; two side steels.
Sizes 2", 23. 24 and 25. Reduced from
1 to SOc pair.
2 parrs R. a G. Nursing Corsets. sHghUy
smled. Siae 29. Reduced Tram SI W)o
12." yards -10-lnch WWte Figured Certain
ailiH. Reduced rn&m 18c lo 121-2o
ono yaTdsFurnitnreChlnt2,for ait pes vera.
six patterns and colorings. Redtieed from
20c to 12 l-2o.
400 yards Furniture Dlmltv, for slip
O'-ts. Reduce-! from 30c "to12 l-2o
i 5?ifc Curtain, soiled on wrong eider
suitable for imwtiei or piano draperv. Rer
dat ed from SS to f3 2 from 5S" to $3
x 0fc Rocker. Reduced from SS0 to
Ji k TsfeoureUes. Reduced fron.S1.73
to 51.00. '
1 Carlsbad China Tea Set, two pieces
missing. Reduced from "S3 to 4.
4 Deoora&ed English Poroeiate Sugar
Sowls. Reduced trom SOc to 25e each
1 odd Deoorated English Porcelain Soup
Tureen. Ked'.iced ftm S2-5 to S1.00
14 Decorated English PoroeteiB Gtoffee
Cups and Saucers. Reduced from 20o to
4 doeen odd Saucers. Redeced to 15o
2 dozen odd Decorated Carlsbad CHlna
Soup Flates. Reduced Trom S2.75 to
S1.20 dozen. m
21 Decorated Porcelain Tie Plates.
Reduced from 10c to 5c each.
Baby Carriage Dept.
1 Rattan Carriage, upholstered in fine
tapestry and plush. Reduced rrom. SI S.50
1 "white" Enameled Carriage, with ad
justable upholrtertng. Reduced JTo'm
52u.00 to 12.50.
1 4 Wheels lor Baby Carriages. Reduced
from 50c to 10c each. vuaLeu
Woodward & Lothrop.