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Without the Silver X.lniupr.
The recent extra session of the Congress
was a dark cloud on the national horizon
which, If it hart possessed tne silver lining
expected of the Senatorial ;part of it,
would have dissipated and vanished with
out doing more than the umal damage.
The silver lining was conspicuous by it
absence, and the cloud gathered, grew
and broUe, with effects of dire disaster
to the country.
"When the extra session met It was
notorious that the Senate liad a clear
silver nn'ority, and that no Republican
tarirf Mil could pass, or at least pass
without a silver amendment tacked to it,
if these silver Senators blood to their colors
and used the power that in them lay.
Tliey did not do so. They have offered
end will continue toofrcr two several ex
cuses. One is, that the llauna tariff bill
was, "a monster of such frightful mien
that to be hated needs but to be seen;"
ergo, it ought to be helped on its passage
In order that universal revolt against
its enormities might wreck its authors
and their party. The other is that
Borao of the silver Senators always had
been protectionists on principle, and as
Euoh were entitled to favor a protective
tariff measure, Neither excuse is worth
the ink it cobts to print it.
The Ilnnua tariff had but one pur
pose, and that one hardly concealed even
by Its sponsors and advocates It was
to pay the campaign debts incurred hi
ther Republican "business manager" in
the Presidential election of 1S96, and
to open tor use in the campaign of
189S and 1900 a new account with the
trust and monopoly creditors who sub
bcribed the $16,000,000 McKiuleyfund.
It was not b. protective measure to
anybody b.it selected campaign creditors
and- to a few inteiests represented by
"pacifico"sJlvprSenitors, whose votes were
necessary to the consummation- of the
Those silver Senators, therefore, delib
erately and with malice aforethought,
eacnficed tht-lr currency principles, the
one vital Issue before the country, and
their obvious opportunity to cram a bime
tallicamcndment into the mouthsof Uanna
and his Administration. For what? To
assist him In repaying the money advanced
by the gold and bond syndicate, and the
octopus trusts and monopolies, by the use
of "which their own cause of bimetallism
and a people's prosperity -was defeated
last year, and to place Hanna and the
same contributory elements in a position
to rale as many millions as may appear
necessary to er.rry national elections be
tween now and 1901.
They did tills knowingly, willfully, and
treasonably to the masses of the Union,
who had placed confidence in them to
stand out agatnst exactly the villainy
they have helped to perpetrate. Their
offence does not become less rank because
borne of them have benefited personally
through Republican tariff favors shown to
their individual interests. Constituencies
and h'story -will hold them guilty of this
crime of 1897 equally -with the combine
of Hanna, sugar, nnd shame, of "which,
indeed, they became so Important, active,
and necessary part.
If We "Were Jnpnnese.
If this country were Japan Instead of
America, and we happened to have a
Tesolutc Mikado with a peppery ministry
at the helm of state, there -would be a
Jajianebe-n.vwailan imbroglio between us
and Spain in less time than It takes to
write a telegram. As things are we
do not expect the "least thing to ruffle
the summer repose of the Administration
or of the State Department. The facts
The schooner Walleda sailed from Xew
York on June 3 2, loaded -with flour and
provisions for the port of Earacoa, Cuba, a
place across the bay from Havana, and
occupied by the Spanish forces. It was
not allowed to land Its cargo, the Spanish
authorities being uncertain as to their
ability to keep the soldiers of the republic
from coming In and carting the supplies
off to the interior. The skipper protested
la vain. He -was compelled to sail away
as he came. He then shaped his course
for Tort Antonio, Jamaica, ia the hope
of finding a maiket, but failed and had
to return to New York with his cargo un
broken. There arc two Al nioralsnttachcdtothls
tale. One of them is in the illustration
afforded that, In an outlying town of the
Spunteh Island capital, the position of Wey
'er is o piecarlous that he is afraid to
permit the landing of supplies for his own
people, for fear or their falling Into the
hands of Ids eniny. The other Is that this
is a rrelty how-to-do in the commercial
relations existing between the United
Suites and t he "province" of a country witli
which we are n treace, in military alliance
against inVrtyami humanity, and in which
neither ?pain nor -we recognize any fact
or condition of war. The principle involved
ib tlieamc as" that. contended for hy Japan
against Uawaii,only more so. In thatcase
Hawaii objected to the lantllugof Japanese
soldiers and officers, disguised as "lahor
ers' and "students." In this the iinmi
riants were of much less dangerous charac
ter, being only flour, bacon, ham, potatoes,
and Spain's favorite fruit, the garlic. So
It is plain that in the Earacoa Incident the
offenw against international comity and
the treaty right of American shippers was
a very serious one.
If things like this often are to happen
the eplritof '76 willwahe up in the hearts,
of our "business interests" and tliey will
begin to clamor for Cuban recognition.
The American citizen may be dungeoned,
tortured, and butchered, and nobody but
the victim and his unfortunate family Iks
the worse for it, but beware, Wcyler.how
you persecute the hog of the free or the
"A Square Deal.
Britain is nothing if not square. If it
were possible to coop out the North Sen,
or if a representative Englishman had
been present at the creation of the world,
the confines of that island would surely
have beea straightened out to mathematic
ally precise rectangular lines. In the en
deavor to keep frontiers straight and
corners square the island nation has
stuck uncomfortably sharp elbows into her
neighbors at times, and these neighbors
hac not always quite understood "what it
was all about. It is even said that an
nugUshman cannot plant a group of trees
otherwise thnn in a geemetrkMl figure
unless lie throws a handful of potatoes
out at random and plants his trees where
they light, or tomething uf that sort. The
Japanese and other Oriental nations who
sec beauty in Irregularity do not under
stand this, and still less do they see why
Kngland should try to prune down and
pad out tnelr customs and religion and
f-ocial and political constitutions to match
The latest proof of this squareness is
the statement by a writer In the London
Daily Moll, that England, Tor the proper
rectification of her frontier, should at once
annex Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire,
Massachusetts and a part of New York,
thus giving Canada a sea-port (Portland)
to which navigation is open all the year.
Let's see; Portland is in the district of
Thomai R. Itccd, is It net?
When Mr. Gladstone comes over here to
annex George Frlsbie Hoar the phonograph
machines will nil die of overwork, and the
stenographers will have nervous prostra
tion. The flower of the British people
and the Mayflower or Concord and the
Senate will then blossom as the rose and
caper as the caper, and the deseit will
rejoice in such a blooming and efflores
cent verbal circus as has not been seen
rtnee the das or Sunflower Wilde. Each
of these venerable gentlemen has a com
mand of language second only to that of
Noah "Webster, and all of that language
will be sent hurtling, sailing, flying,
whizzing, andotherwise proceeding through
the air. It wRl be a great timei but any
one who knows the situation -will be willing
to "wager Ms last dollar that Senator
Hoar will not be annexed.
And then, there is to be considered the
probable fate of the lonely British annexa
tionist who might chance to encounter
Senator Chandler on his wheel somewhere
on a lonely road In New Hampshire. As
for the hapless commissioners who under
take to coerce Speaker Reed into smug
gling his entire State over the border,
with Dingley, Hale, Frye, and Boutclle
attached, their fate is only fit to be
covered with a thick crepe veil.
Yes, annexation to the British Empire
"would doubtless meet with favor in the
eyes of the inhabitants of the north
eastern corner of the United States.
Let the Eondon Mall man come over and
talk about it.
Southern Iron Mills.
One of the most significant changes in
the South in the last thirty years is the
growth of the Routnerniron trade. Former
ly, owing to the scarcity of skilled labor
and the case with which unskilled labor
could be utilised, nearly all the iron sent
out from the South was pig. This was
rather picturesquely proved during the
early years of the war, when a cor
respondent, traveling through the South
about the time when the Confederacy
became an acknowledged fact, wab
taken through a shoe factory which he
was assured was to be a Southern con
cern altogether. He found that almost
without exception every bit of ma
chinery used in the mill bore tne signif
icant little label "Boston, Massachusetts."
Not only this, but the shoepegs were
manufactured at the North; the fore
man was from "Lawrence; the superin
tendent was Northern born, and about
the only really Southern thing In the
concern was the leather which was be
ing manufactured into shoes, and the
factory hands. This may have been an
extreme case, but it illustrates the point.
All this is being changed. Southern man
ufacturers arc sending out iron in the
form of piping, cast-iron and other man
ufactured products. It is only a ques
tion of time when much more of this
work will be done In the South. As it
is, the total, amount of Iron shipped from
Southern States during the last twelve
months is estimated to be over a million
The question of names in this heteroge
neous land of ours is becoming a serious
bu'eiuefcs. It was not so bad when we
had only a few families with names
spelled according to no known rule. Teo
pie who had the honor to be acquainted
with the tnraghtys and thoCholmondeleys
could repiemhcr to call them Duffys and
Chumleys, or keep out of their way. And
as for the polysyllable Indian name of the
far West, tho settlers settled that by
calling Pa-nay-o-tishn "Peaches," uiul
translating other titles into "Crazy Hotse,"
and ".Man-afrnid-of-hls-Squaw," and uo
on. But these things cannot be done wltn
some of the newcomers upon our shores,
and the city directories are a puzzle. They
have to keep a special letter carrier in
Buffalo to look after the ToUsli district,
and he generally works overtime. And
when ladles and gentlemen by the name
of Zwetsc'.ikenhaum and Yachczyk get
their names in the newspapers and" make
a noise because the orthography is noc
correct, the badge of the printers' union'
will be fcnow-white hair. Teople "with
names like sneezes should not be admitted
to '-itizenship until they have devised some
appellation by which they may safely be
called. The hospitality of this nation Is
great, but we are not quite willing toilsk
the dislocation of our jaws In order to
he polite. The Jaw is an important part
of the human frame, especially in times of
stormy politics and Georgia "watermelons.
Mr. Secretary. Gage should hasten to
make a ruling on the corpse clothing ques
tion'. A dead man arrived at New York
on oncjif the transatlantic liners Saturday,
and -ine customs authorities were much
in doubt whether or not to charge him
duties on tho excess of his clothing over
the value of $100. He icfrained from de
claring his luggage and would not admit
that he had anything dutiable. He was
the only peison on board who did not
make outcry against the oppression of the
new Hanna tariff.
It is all very well to talk about fearing
the Greek's even when they come bearing
gifts, but the Sultan of Turkey will noL
need to quukc with that tort. of fear for
some time. They have no gifts to bring.
The wnj In "Which to punctuate an essay
on the subject of gold in Klondike is evi
dently to rcaku a dash after the gold.
A Fall Klver, Mass., dispatch of yes
terday brought the dismal tidings that nine
eottcn mills, employing 8,000 hands, would
shut down today. Thee idle operators
might amuse their leisure by getting up
a dinner lor Secretary Gage and listening
to another of his prosperity essayd.
Athens advices indicate that King George
contemplates uU'.icatlon In case Emperor
William's suggestion of European con
trol of Greek IS nances is adopted by the
Powers. The scheme would amount to
putting the sheriff In charge of Greece, and
the King docb not relish the Idea of per
forming a bhndow-dance of royalty under
such humiliating conditions.
Such I'rluf leports as come to us from
the scene of the Moslem rising in Northern
India are not reassuring. At latest ac
counts the natives were attempting to cut
off the reinforcements en route to Mala
kand, and there were serious risings In
places not previously reported. It Is plain
that the Indian government fears that tho
outbreak will reach the proportions of a
native war hefore it can be suppressed,
while the scene of hostilities makes the
matter worre, as it covers the territory
dominating the northern approaches to
A Eondoii press cablegram gives some
very intciesting view.s.stated by a Spanish
diplomatisr said to be in cloe touch with
Canovas del Castillo. He asserts that the
Spanish government is in a desperately
tight place; thatlts hopelessness In Cubuis
evident, but that it dare not let the island
go, except under a "force majeure," such
as a warwlth thcUnited Stales wouldlead
to. If Gen. "Woodford should be at all
Imperatlvein Ids demands, this diplomatist
thinks that war will follow quickly. Spain
wouldlcse Cuba, as she must In any event,
but the patriotic call to aims would unite
factions, put a presentstop to Carlism.and
save the monarchy. Nothing but a signal
defeat at the hands of some first-class
power "will serve the turn or assuage the
"honor" of Spain. Weoughtto be willing
to further buoh a modest and proper aspira
tion, and do It very thoroughly before
The National Democrats are the only
party in existence today that can be de
pended upon to fight to the death against
protection, and they mean to do it. St.
Yes" about as a bit of cold boiled liver
would fight the gastric Juice of the human
Mr. Joha W Foster, having permeated
Euiopc and foregathered potatlously with
princes, potentates and powers, la con
vinced that nothing but the kindest feelings
are entertained among his friends the
emperors, kings and ministers in regard to
our annexation of Hawaii. If true, this Is
the most ogieeable kind of news. It i-i
JuBt possible, however, that Mr. Foster
may have mistaken diplomatic politeness
for bursting affection.
A CYCLIST 1MP.VLES HIMSELF.
Shaft of a Carrluge Runs Through
and Kills Hi in.
Rahway, N. J., Aug.l.-Charles Schilling,
aged nineteen, met with a terrible death
while riding a bicycle on Saturday night.
He met two carriages going In opposite
directions, one right behind the other, and
it ispiesumed that Schilling only saw the
first one. He was riding rapidly as be
curved his wheel out to the right and
passed the first carriage, sweeping in
again Just In time to be caught and im
paled on the point of the shaft of the
becond carriage. Be only lived a few
The shaft tip passed between the ribs to
the left ol the sternum, and It is thought
either perforated the base of the heart
or ruptured one of the large bipod vessels
The men In the carriage "Were arrested
but released, as it was evident that they
were not culpable.
Archbishop Kcane Home-ward Bonnd
New York, Aug. 1. It is expected that
ArchblbhopICeane.latcrectorof the Catholic
University or America, at "Washington,
will arrive in thlB city from Europe early
this week- It Is understood that he Is the
bearer of important messages from the
holy father, which he will present to the
assembled prelates of the church at their
Thin armor plate business, "Which seems
impossible Of settlement, is about to open
up another Junketing expedition at the
expense of the Government. The two
firms making armor have again refused
to Mipply It at the price authorized by
Ccngiefw, and the Navy Department has
appointed a hoard to investigate the sub
ject and decide the hest means for under
taking tl'e cou8tnictionof an armor-plate-making
plant as authorized in the last
naval Mil. In the previous Investigation
of this subject Secretary Herbert went
abroad for several weeksfor the purpose
of gathering data for the use of Congress.
It was submitted by him to the Senate
'"Otiunlttoe. Naval, attaches abroad were
instructed to gather all tho light they
could, and this was d'one. From this in
formation estimated of the cost of manu
facturing armor and" constrctlng a plant
were made and the "figtvrcs laid before
Congress. J '
Thubc figures are in" the possession of
the Navy Department, but now that tho
subject has t-een reopened under another
administration, it Is proposed to appoint
a board to go over the v, hole subject again.
It Is claimed thatj the two firms In this
country will not give any Information lend
ing to snow -what? is 'cost them to make
the armor for wnicfi they have been
getting such an exorbitant price from the
Government, and the department intimates
that the only way 'tliey can pecure tills
knowledge i by seridin'g this board abroad.
If thin soit of thing continues almost the
whole of the cost of the armor for at
least one of the vesssls now on the stays
may be expended In investigations and the
incidental cxpeudltuies that accompany,
It seems that after all the British
papers have not been correctly intssDrefc
ing English sentiment when they were
howling about the Insolence of the"Yankee"
and his .schemes of territorial aggrandize
ment in connection with the annexation
of Hawaii. To read the extracts from
tnese papers cabled to the States would
lead one to think that all of Great Britain
was up in amis because the United Stutes
was about to do what that country has
been doing for centuries, with" the one
striking difference, however, that we
propose to take possession with the con
sent and permission of the people of the
Now comes Hon. John Foster, who has
been In Europe lor several weeks looking
alter our interests in the fur seal busi
ness, wit'! a statement bnsed upon confi
dentia' talks with leading British and
other European government officials, in
which he says he his been unable to
ascertain any opposition to our scheme
of annexation. On the contrary, he says
that the idea of annexation Is generally
accepted by the whole of Europe as a
part of our national destiny, duo to
Western development. "With such test!-,
mony tending to show the misrepresenta
tion of the English press, the American
pwiple will be justified in disbelieving
many other things they see lu cable
The peilodfcal talk about the enlargc
mentofthehWItellouselsupon the country
again In connection with this subject It
may be "well Xu iccall the fact that Tom
Reed has prevented the passage through
the House for more than two years of any
bill providing for the erection of a public
building. The revenues will be conMder
ahly shrunk during the next year owing to
anticipatory importations, and the ques
tion may well be asked whether Congress
will le In a humor to add to the expendi
tures by an appropriation for this work
that cannot fall short of three or four bun
dled thousand dollars beforeltls done "with.
Then, too, If Tom Reed "wouldnotlet pub
lic buildings lo erected in various parts
of the country, will he want to penult the
enlargement of the residence of the man
whose place he tried so hard at St. Louis to
take. The proposition ta enlarge the "White
House will be -watched with Interest. No
one denies but that the work should be
Some time ago, when It was Intimated
that the President Intended to make Carl
Schurz one or the members of the Civil
Service Commission, the suggestion was
laughed at on account of the stem ideas
entertained by the. New Yorker on the
subject of fill service reform. It was saiil
that the President would never appoint;
a man to this place who was an out-and-out
civil service reformer of the most pro
nounced type, and those who made this
prediction pointed to the fact that there
are still a great many important offices
orcupled by Democrats with Republicans
clamoring for their places. It begins to
dawn upon the minds of some of the Re
publican leaders that, perhaps, after all,
.Mr. McKInlcy Intends to live up to his
professions and enforce civil service re
form. His recent order is a long step In
that dircotion, nnd If he wants to give
the American people a guarantee that that
Is exactly what he intends to do, he can
give that guarantee in ho better manner
than by the appointment of Mr. 'Schurz.
Rev. W. K. Herzog, of Qulncy, III., has
been notified to report at the State De
partment to be examined for an appoint
ment as consul at Zitgart, Saxony. This
Is one of the new consulates created by
the law which wont into effect July 1.
It was raised from a commercial agency
to a consulate because It Is the center
of a largb linen district where there are
heavy exportations to this country. Mr.
Herzog Is a young German minister, who
did effective work during the late cam
paign. He was recommended by the
various committees of his State and Con
gressman Marsh secured his appoint
ment. Mr. Simpson of Kansas did not return to
his home in Medicine Lodge to find peace
and quiet. Other Populists who have heard
of the position Mr. Simpson achieved by
his attacks on the Czar of the House are
envious, and arc seeking to defeat the
redoubtable Jerry for reuominatlon. Mr
John Briedcnthal. chairman of the Pop
ulist State central committee, says the
fight now being made againht Mr. Simpson
iB confined chiefly to a few jealous poli
ticians, and is not Indorsed by the party.
Chairman Briedcnthal, who is pretty well
pos;ed on the politics of his State, and
especially so far as It relates to the Populist
party, says the struggle will be short
lhed, and that Mr. Simpson will be re
nominated and elected to the scat he has
filled with such credit to his party.
Since reaching hi3 home in Cleveland Mr.
Hanna has unbosomed himself and told
what he really thinks of the tariff bill and
the situation generally. With reference
to trie Dingley tariff-offspring Mr. Hanna
sa3H ho b.;Iieves it is the best the country
ever had and that it would receive less of
criticism than any measure of that sort
that has ever been enacted Into law. Evi
dently Mr. Hanna doesnotread the papers,
or elsa he has'forgotten that the particular
measure or which he speaks in terms of such
fulbomp pral?e is honeycombed from one
end to the other with steals for the va
rious trusts and combination of capital
that made the enormous campaign fund
which ho collecrpd the sign-post that points
to the r.ifthods that made the McKlnley
campaign a Eiitces-1- After eulogizing the
vaiioup schpdules, the lnfantindustries and
those that havp reached a point where
thoy can stand alone, and iiolntlng to the
bountiful harvests that are blessing the
land, Mr. Hanna concludes by stating that -
this taw nas come tgstay- lie gpnerousiy
admits that it may have some errors whicli
can be easily corrected. He Is quite con
fident that the whole tariff subject ha-s,
however, been settled by the Dingley bill
for all time, and as a result Of that settle
ment he predicts continued success for
the Republican purty. Mr. Hatma has very
evidently not yet thrown off'his political
While Secretary Morton was at the head
of the Department of Agriculture he ap
pointed D. MacCualg chief clerk. The
appointment proved to be a satisfactory
one to Secretary Morton. When Secretary
Wilson succeeded Mr. Morton he retained
Mr. MacCualg In his position because
the civil service rules prevented ids dis
missal, and MacCualg gave no indication
that he intended to rcMgn. Secretary
Wllfon plainly Intimated very frequently
to Mr MacCualg that tho lattcr's resigna
tion Would lie accepted If tendered, but
MacCualg knew a good thing when be had
It, and ignored all hints.
After a couple of months of such finesse
McCuoIg one day found a large portion or
his work transferred toother clerks. Arter
thin his work became less and less until
finally lie had nothing to do but sit around
and read newspapers. Tins became bur
densome, and finally in sheer despair Mac
Cualg, on Saturday, tendered the anx
iously wanted resignation, and it was
accepted at once to take effect Septem
ber 30. Secretary Wilson immediately
afterward appointed Capt. Andrew Ged
des to be chief cletk.
It was a clear, case of freeze out for
MR. RKID'S IMPATIENCE.
The Speolal Ambassador Discusses
the Tribune Incident.
New York, July 31. Whltelaw Reld,
honorary editor or the Tribune, special
Jubilee ambassador to the court of Queen
Victoria, eon-u-law of Darius 0. Mills,
the president of the North American Com
mercial Company, arrived by the steamship
St. Paul this morning from England. He
was accompanied by Mrs. Reld, his son,
Master Ogdcn Reld, and his daughter, Miss
Jean T. Reid, a man servant and two mind
Mr. Reld was out on deck enjoying the
fine morning and reading the newspapers
when the reporter climbed on board the
St. Paul from a tug down the bay. The
special Jubilee ambassador said that he
had not only had a pleasant voyage, but
that as the representative of the United
States at the Jubilee he had been the re
cipient of every posslhle courtesy. The
English nobility, he said, never lost an
opportunity to show their respect for the
Americans. "Of course," said Mr. Reld,
"I would ruthcr not go Into details about
our dining with the Queen on July 15."
"Let mo see," mused the reporter, "that
was che day after the Tribune here beat
all the other papers by publishing, before
it had been released, the official corre
spondence of Secretary Sherman to Ambas
sador Hay relative to the Bering Sea
seal controversy, was it not?"
"1 don't remember," said Mr. Reld.
"Was any aimment made at dinner by
any of tins English nobility on the enter
prise or j-our paper in being able to publish
official correspondence ahead of your
"I didn't hear any. But you must ex
cuse me. 1 can't talk for the newspapers
until after I have made my report to the
President at Washington."
"You kuew, of course, that Mr. Thomas
W. Cr'.dler, Mr. Sherman's Third Assistant
Secretary, had said that neither he nor
Mr. Hamlin ga-e out that correspondence,
and that he thought that It must have
come direct from you from England?"
"I rui"o heard some such talk, but of
course I have nothing to say aboutltnow."
"Were you not afraid that It would look
a little personal for this seal fishery corre
spondence In favor of your father-in-law's
company to come out first in your pnper
before the authorities at Washington had
authorized its publication?''
"I haveti.Id you before that I can't say
anything on this subject for the news
papers." "Do you not think that the Tribune's
premature publication of this diplomatic
coirespondence, which so much concerned
your father-in-law's financial Interests , has
had a tendency to dereat your chances of
being appointed to succeed Secretary Sher
nlaa?" "Well, rrally, young man, you don't eem
to understand that I have refused to talk
"By that do you mean about theTribune's
premature publication or about your
chancesof succeeding Seciutary Sherman?"
"I'm riot going to say anything more
to anybody for puhllcation, until after I
make my official report as special ambassa
dor to the jubilee."
"When do you expect to make that re
port to Washington?"
"In a day or two, after I have'a chance
to rest from the voyage."
"Shall wp be ablp to read it in the
Tribune the day before It is made public in
"I've told you enough," said the re
turning ambassador, as he rose from his
scat on deck and walked impatiently into
THE YELLOW FEVER GERM.
Dr. Sannre-Ill'- Treatise Translated
hy Surgeon General Yvymiui.
A translation has been mude by Surgeon
General Wyman, ot the Marine Hospital
Service, ot the work written by Dr.
Sanarelli, of Montevideo, on his discovery
ot yellow fever germs, which he calls
The doctor says that the bacillus was
found In the second case examined. The
particular germ which he holds to be re
sponsible for yellow fever the doctor says
Is found In the blood or tissues, and not.
in the gastrointestinal. In yellow fever,
as in typhoid, the digestive tract, the
doctor says, Is the seatot abundant bacilli
coll', but hP does not associate these with
real yellow fever microbes. He does not
believe that the virus ot yellow fever resides
In tlw Jntectinal tubes, but thatlts toxin,
Instead of being absorbed by the intestinal
wallp. Is elaborated in the interior or the
organs and in the blood.
TVeuther Conditions nnd Forecast.
The weather forecast for the District
of Columbia- Is generally fair and slightly
warmer today, with variablcwinds, becom
ing southerly. The pressure Is high, ex
cept in New England, and there Is a trough
of low pressure extending from Arizona
to Mauitoba. The temperature has risen
in New England and the upper Missouri
Valley, has railen In the upper plateau
regions, and has remained stationary
elsewhere. Showers have occurred in the
lower lake region and in the middle and
The Year Book of the Department of
Agriculture for the fiscal year ended June
30. 189G, is at hand and Is a welcome ad
dition to the library of the farmer, arbor
culturlst, fruit raiser or statistician. The
prcpenc is the third annual volume issued
by the department, and is perhaps the hest
and most complete of the series. Five
hundred tho'i Kind copies have been printed
for general distribution. The Year Book
contains the annual report of the Secretary
of Agriculture, special papers on subjects
connected with the scientific -work of the
department, and a mas of highly valuable
statistical information concerning the crops
of 1896, with tabulated statements and
comparisons. The present volume is tho
last to be edited under the supervision of
Mr, John Heyde, who on Jnly 1 was pro
moted to the position of departmental
statistician. - " "
1UGHT TO WEAR UNIFORMS.
The Attorney Geueral'H Opinion as
to exVolnnteer Officers.
At the requestor the Navy Department
the War Department has furnished It
with a copy of the recent opinion of the
Attorney General, in which that officer
decidPs that ex-orficers of the Army, who
served during the rebellion as volunteers
and were honorably mustered out ot the
service and are not now In the regular
Army, are entitled to bear the official
title, and. Upon occasions of ceremony,
to wear the uniform ot the highest grade
titov have held, by brevet or ether com
missions, In the volunteer service.
With rercrence, however, to the ques
tion ot precedence at the late corona
tion ot the Czar at Moscow, between Major
General McCook, retired, of the Army
and Rcnr-Admlral Selfridge, or the Navy,
and likewise between Capt. Wadlelgh, of
the Navy, and Capt. Mc-Cook, late of the
volunteers of the Army, tho letter of
tho War Department savs:
"It will be een that this department
concurs in the conclusion reached by your
department in the case of Gen. McCook and
Rpar Admiral Selfridge, and In thp. cabc of
Capt. Wadlelgh and Capt. McCook, al
though In the latter case this department
bases its conclusions upon other grounds
than those assigned by the Judge advocate
general of the Navy and accepted by your
The Judge advocate general of the Navy
had held that upon the ceremonial occa
sion at Moscow Gpn. McCook tpok prece
dence of Admiral Selfridge, notwithstand
ing the fact that the former Is on the re
tired list, and Capt. Wadlelgh of Capt.
McCook, and tnat the last named officer
was not entitled to -wear the uniform ot
his rank when in the volunteer army, whtch
opinion was concurred In by the Navy De
A UXIOX ECHO MEETLNG.
ChriHtinn EtideavorerH Hear Re
ports of San Francisco Delegates.
The usurJ evening service "was omitted
last evening at the Lutheran Memorial
Church, and the large congregation whlcn
assembled were entertained by listening
to Interesting echoes from the San Fran
cisco Christian Endeavor convention.
It was a unlou meeting of the Endeav
orer3 of the First Congregational, North
Presbyterian, Kollar Memorial and Luther
Place churcheri, all of which were well
represented In the audience. The meet
ing was conducted by the Rev. J. G. Butler,
pastor of the church, who opened the
exercises with a responsive reading of the
one hundred and third psalm.
In the pulpit with the pastor were the
Rev. Charles H Butler, of Kellar Memorial
Church; Rev. Dr. Skelllnger, of the Sixth
Presbyterian Church; Miss Alice Hercus,
also of the Sixth Church; Dr. Foster, of
the First Congregational Church, and Mr.
Carrington, of the North Presbyterian
Church, Dr. Charles II. Butler and the
last three named having attended the
San Francisco convention.
The delegates all gave glowing and
exceedingly interesting accounts, not only
of the meetings of the convention proper,
but also related many incidents of the
trips both to and from San Francisco.
Dr. Foster, who spoke first, brleriy re
viewed the organization and rapid growth
ot the society, which Trom a mere handful
a few years ago, now numbers over three
million members. He also gave a detailed
account or the trip to the Pacific coast
and the reception accorded the delegates
on their grrival In San Francisco.
Miss IlprciiB also spoke interestingly of
the trip and the effects. 8he cal'ed spe
cial atteutloa to the number of meetinus
held on the train and at way stations, both
going and returning from the convention.
It was the Intention of the delcjxatee not
to travel on Sunday, but this rule bad to
be broken on the outward trip or spend
t he day i n the desert o f Utah.
Mr. Carrington and the Rev. Dr. Char!e
Butler also madeidiort talks. In wfclcli they
gave their Impressions of the conx'emion
and the effect on tl'oe who attended.
MORGAN GOING TO HAWAII.
The Senator to Visit the Islands for
Recreation nnd Observation.
Senator Morgan will leave Washington,
accompanied by his daughter, at an early
day for Hawaii. The trip will be one or
recreation and rest, but as everybedy
knows the deep Interest which Mr. Mor
gan has taken on the question or annexa
tion, tlni.'e can be no doubt that he will
tome back armed with all the weapons he
may need to fight the annexaticn treaty
to a Tavorable rinish.
Mr. Morgan baid last night that he still
believes with Marcy, Tjler nnd others, that
we must have the Hawaiian Islands, and
we are solng toget them. inasmuch as they
are Within the sphere of our Influence. Mr.
Morgan and his party will be In Hawaii
about six weeks.
INSANE FROM RELIGION.
Colored Girl Locked Up on Com
plaint of Her Mother.
Sarah Talljert, a well-dressed colored
girl, was last evening locked up In the Third
precinct station in accordance with the
desire ot her mother, Hester, who says
that her daughter Is insane. SarahM rea
son, it is stated, was unbalanced by a too
ardent religious devotion, bringing her to
a condition where she is constantly in fear
of some pursuer, whom she can always
hear talking to her.
4 Her unknown enemy followed her, In
her Imagination, to the cell of the Third
precinct station last night, and as a re
jult Sarah made the night hideous.for her
fellow-prlsouers and the officers by her
BOY BITTEN BY A CAT.
Willie Fell'. Woand Cauterized ut
the Emergency Hospital.
A step on the tall of a cat, last Fri
day, caused it to spring upon Willie Fell,
a fourteen-year-old hoy living at 2"25 F
street northwest, and sink its teeth into
theleft ankle of the boy.
The young lad was visiting his grand
mother, on H street, at the time. No
special attention was paid to the bite
until yesterday, when the ankle began to
swell and got quite painful. He was
sent to the Emergency Hospital yester
day and the wound cauterized. Willie
says he docs not feel worried about the
bite, and that he will soon be all right.
The Turk's Farewell.
Men of Athens, ere we go,
Pay, oh, pay us what you owe;
Or If that can never be,
Leave us fiultful Thessaly
Give us down before we go
That five million poundsor so.
By that Yassos uncoerced
When the six Powers did their worst;
By three hundred thousand men,
Stiong in Grecian hill and glen;
Pay to your victorious foe
That five million pounds or so.
By the battle made In haste,
By war's ravages and waste;
By the conflicts wou and lost,
When the loser pays the cost,
Give us our "quid pro quo,"
That five million pounds or so.
Men of Athens, we're not gone.
Think of us and raise a lean;
Ere we fly to Istambol
Athens has to pay the toll;
Shell out, then, and be not slow,
That five million poundsor so.
lOtb, 11th and F Sts. N. WP
5-Our business hours until September aro
7:43 a. m. to C p. in.; Saturdays, 7:43
We commence August
with the cleanest, freshest,
best assorted stock to be'
found anywhere, covering
every requirement forhouse
hold use, as well as articles
conducive to personal com
fort during the hot weather,
and the thousand-and-one
little, handy nothings that
every familv will need from
now on. They are all here
now, and great care will be
taken to hold the assort
ments complete all through
the summer months.
August will be fraught .
with many money-saving
opportunities. Our ability
to appropriate the surplus
stocks of manufacturers, and
the adjustments of our own
stocks, will enable us to
name some extraordinary
low prices on desirable .
Our August Sale $?
Which Begins Today Con
sists Principally of
Which we have secured so that
we can sell them at the makers
prices in other words, for iden-'
tically the same as they cost us
ordinariiy. While the bulk of
the lot comprises the medium
and low gTades, they are the
most carefully made and per
fectly proportioned g-armenls we
have ever shown. Worthy mus
hns and g-ood workmanship a
combined standard of unexcelled
excellence. You will be pleased
at the g-oods and the extraordi-r
aarily low prices.
3and the Usual
The principal feature of our
Housekeeping; Goods Sale (which
occurs today) will consist of
about 300 pairs
These are the six months' ac-t
cumulation of one of the best
known manufacturers in the coun
try, and are subject to "mill" im
perfections. For years they have
been purchased by us during- the
early part of August and sold at
very specially low prices. When,
we say "regular price" we mean
the regular retail price, provided
the Blankets were strictly perfect '
f-i pairs 11-4 at $4.00.
Eegular price, ST.GCjv,
50 pairs 11-4 at $5.00.
Eegular price, $10.00
35 pairs 12-4 at $6.25.
Regular price, $ia.5Q,,
23 pairs 11-4 at $3,40. i
White and Scarlet,
Regular price, $5.00X
23 pairs 10-4 at $2.75.
100 pairs miscellaneous sizes and weights,
Including hair palrs.atproportlonateprices,
Second floor. ."',
Today we offer a special pur4
chase of the very popular and
hard-to-get : "
Polka Dot Lawns,
Navy blue and black grounds "
with white polka spots in threqf"
sizes. . w
7C the Yard.
Usual price, 10c, "JJ
i'lrst floor. - -f
Woodward & Lothrop.
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