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THE MORNING TIDIES, FElBIl, SEPTBMBJ5B 10, 1897.
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t ZERIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1S97.
Our Cuban Policy.
Gen. TjUnugh Lee is home, and. accord
Ing to all accounts, President McKinley
Is to he In "Washington in time to go
to the Metropolitan Church tin Sunday
morning and piously pray for "all who
nre desolate and oppressed" and for "all
prisoners .and captives." Many such per
Bons are Americans in Cuba. "Thus far
Mr. McKinley lias taken it out in praying
for Them. The-aroerlcan people 'Rant to
know if he h going to do anything else.
Gen. Lee Is In the country to meet its
Chief Magistrate. Gen. Stewart L. "Wood
ford is in Spain, after much Intended de
lay, hut he is there at last, and, on Mon
day -nest, it is supposed that be will be
presented to the Queen Eegent. There
fore, It h a good time to call Mr. Mo
Klnley's attention to the fact that his
follom-countrymcn expect to bear some
thing very definite from him conoerning
the attitude and policy of his Adminis
tration with regard to Cuba, and at an
exreodlugly short date
In Mr. MeKlalcya own personal inter
est, "we earnestly hope that he is not
allowing Mtnsclf any illusions as to wliat
the people ot tWs nation have been thlnk
IngaVtoutblRiln the connection In question.
If "he entertains the belief tbat something
he is afeost t do will redeem him iu popu
lar opinion, so much the better; but, on the
face ef the returns, that opinion Would not
oonstltmc a. pleasant bearing, if men
tioned n the Presidential ear In the terms
In wMeh usually it is expressed else
where Mr. McKinley inherited from his pred
ecessor a Cuban policy on its face to
tin-American, so dishonorable, dastardly
and infamous, teat he will never succeed
in wiping out the offense of not abandoning
and denouncing it from the Etart, Ear
from doing to, he adopted and has pros
ecuted It up to the present time. The
canons ot International law, the common
est dictates ot decency and bumanity,
made it .Incumbent and mandatory upon
him to recognize the belligerency of the
Cuban Sopublic The usages and prec
edents of civilization called upon him
to compel Spain to conduct its war in
Cuba .according to the laws ot civill7ed
warfare. Just -as England compelled Spain
to do the same thing in 1640 (vide the
Elllotttreaty). Tbat he would bave done
loth there things, If he had been allowed
to do so -by .his privy council, is a matter
of common belief. That he has not done
so, and thus placed himself upon the high
plane of true Americanism and love of
liberty and humanity, ever must be & hlot
on the history of his Administration, no
matter what he may do or -undertake in
tuejfuture by way of redemption.
"Whether or not the full measure of per
sonal responsibility for this -crime against
Gpft and God's Image rests npon President
McKinley, our national annals will have
to xcoltfe that, under liis supposed control
lind free agency, the right to fight for lib
erty was denied a brave people with a
thoroughly organized government and
tinny, although a huge majority of the
Congress and all the people were in favor
of the grant of belligerent rights. Be
yond tbU, history -will tell how our navy
has'beea.used to assist Spain iuits demoniac
war -against old age, infancy and helpless
"Womanhood. And history "Will tell to Hie
Rhamo -ot this Government and generation
how all this was done to conserve the In
tercuts of a lot ot money lenders, holders
ot Spanish-Cuban bonds and ot British and
American investors in the Sugar Trust.
Nothing ever can wlpo out these foul
BuQs we have ventured to remark, Gen,
Leo is hare and"Gea."Woodforais there and
Mt. McEJnlfiylOpinewhere around, "What
Vili happen? There appears to be some
doubt a to whether or not the mysterious
Instructions" of Minister "Woodfordamount
lo anything. "We ought to know something
Ctboot It shGrily,and if we do not learn any
thing as to the fact through the object les-
son of what "Woodford may do or say, and
What the SpanUrds may say or do In con
sequence, wbj explanations from Mr.
McKinley Immediately will be In order.
He "will be asked to explain what he means
to do, if anything, ana, specifically,
when be means to do it. Be has taxed
poWlo patience far beyond the limit of
It iu "difficult to ascertain exactly bow
much Mr. McKinley la allowed to know
concerning the Etatc of popular opinion.
Perhaps he Is not fully aware even of the
Irritation felt by the nias--.es at his past
attitude of alliance with Spain, a coun
try which the American people regard
with the most intense antipathy and
loathing. This might seem strange to
him, elnce the inhabitants of the two
countries practically are without contact.
But the feeling exists, and its reason,
is that all Americans regard Spain as a
hhleous and hateful survival ot all Miat
waB frightful, cruel and barbarous in the
peiwcutlng, torturing Dark Ages; as a
rctten -and offensive, a morally, physi
cally and politically degenerate and de
graded nation of cowardly mongrels, with
out a redeeming quality. Even the Chris
tian rplljii.jii, which reform they p-n
less in their practice, does not abate one
particle of their hellish savagery and
cruelty. In the scale of civilization and
humanity they are so far below the
Talks that comparison is an insult to the
latter. Far rr.jrn being longer allowed
anywhere to pollute with their presence
one foot of giound in the Western Hemi
sphere, the highest welfare ot mankind
would he Eiibnerved if they were fenced
in, held lncitmunicado" in their own
country, ami there allowed to complete
the process of decomposition in solitude.
We .fft!r thfse remarks on the Anieri
can opinion respecting Spain ror Mr.
McKinlcy's edification. Thsy may be
harsh bat they represent true conditions.
He might do worse than heed them, as
wril ae other frank and friendly ob
servations which we have made, and con
Uiiue to ofler on appropriate occasions.
Wheat ami Furm Mortgages.
It is ulvays a good thing to get out ot
debt, nnd probably there are reasons for
believing that ninny Western farmers arc
to enjoy tnat pleasure, in whole or In part,
be! ore the beginning of the new year. Jf
the pnc- ol Avheat thouM hold until after
the present crop has been marketed, and
there !miu piest-nt reason to doubt that
it will, a hundred million dollars, or per
haps more, will be In the hands of tha
agricultural class practically by the time
snow files. Then, it may be assumed that
a very li-rge share cf it will be devoted
to paving the principal of farm mortgages
and other debts.
Connected with this prospect there is an
ecoiromicoonsideratlonthat possibly neither
the farmers nor their friends and well-
wishers have thought about, but which
the financial people with whom they are
in contact have pondered very carefully.
We all know that such a prosperity
"boom" a6 the present one, founded, as
it is, only on the temporary miseries uf
other peoples, cannot ouUast Its basic
causes. The reaction must come with the
restoration of normal crop conditions in
Eussla, India and South America. A re
turn to practical bimetallism, in the mean
time, would prevent that reaction by sup
plying other and greater causes of pros
perity; but such a contingency is not to
be counted upon, since, under the present
control of the country by the gold and
hond syndicates, nothing short of a for
eign war would he likely to bring it about.
So, for .anything now discernible to the
contrary, the reign of wheat prosperity
nut be short and in all probability lim
ited to the present year.
1n the few fat months of dollur wheat
the lmmers will get their benefit and pay
it over to their creditors. Supple that
n:xt year Husvitt, India and South America
should turn around and produce enormous
crops Nobody o f average intelligence and
knowledge will say that then American
wheat would not go tumbling back to
a farm price of 50 cents or such a mat
ter. Then the American fanner would
have his nose on the grindstone and want
to borrow money again. A new condl
Hon would confront him. "Whether to his
surpri.se or not, he would discover that
hl3 security had hecomo good only for
about une-thlrd ot the amount for which
It was acceptable when he made the loan
that the dollar wheat of 1897 paid off I
If he then had a mortgage ot $5,000 on
a $10,000 farm and improvements he
would Pnd that the same farm in 1898
was only sufficient for a loan of $1,500;
and so on through the chapter.
As a matter of fact mortgage com
panies and money lenders generally who
have Invested heavily in the West of late
years are drawing in their lines wherever
and whenever opportunity offers. The
shrinkage of farm values, the uecessary re
sult of gold contraction and the Impos
sibility of American agricultural competi
tion upon a gold basis with silver cereal
producing countries, must continue until a
different financial policy can be secured.
As a consequence capitalists will be lesh
and less willing to put out money on farm
security, and those who do take the risk
will pinch the margin of safety clobnr
Under these conditions it is something
of a question just what net advantage the
Western farmer is to Tealize out of the
Collar wheat prosperity.
Oar Colored Citizens.
There Is a disposition to criticise un
fairly and ungenerously the colored people
of WaFhlngton, beoauseof the wrongdoing
of a few, a deposition which lias obtained
a fresh impetus since the theft of the
District tax funds committed by the negro
It is not necessary to dwell at auylength
upon the absurdity or the meanness of
holding a race responsible, in any degree,
for the wrongdoing ot one or a few of
its members. As well might it be argued
that because Hawkins stole all mulatto es
bave thievish Instincts, or, equally rea
sonable, tbat all mulattoes with a cast
in the left eye will inevitably make away
with Government funds if left alone with
them for -nine or ten years. Our object
Is not to confute such grotesque theories
but to make use of the Hawkins Incident
to sav a good word for a large class ot the
community which is often unjustly as
sailed nnd slandered. The act by which
Hawkins has called attention to his race
and the abnge of confidence reposed In him
is greatly to be regTetted. It will make
other employe's than "Collector Davis sus
picious and anxious. Itwillcatrseaseneral
restriction of privileges and the loss of
perquisites. It will do many an honest
servant harm invarious waya.no tneoessary
to partloulirlw. This unjust b:t natural
tendency, the colored people or "Washing
ton ctin unerringly paa to the credit of
the now famous Hawkins.
Bat, all the' same, it can bcjipitively
ascertained and abundantly proven that
among no other equal number of peisons
granted as many opportunities for wrong
doing, can tliere be found as great devo
tion to their employers' interests or as
thorough honesty as among the colored
people-male and feinalc-ot Washington.
It is only necessary to reflect for a moment
on the intimate relation which thousands
of them bear to their white employers to
insure the Immediate acceptance of our
One-third, nearly, of the population or
the Capital City is colored. Income parts
of the cltj where the vile and brutal
members of this large colony congregate
there arc frequent scenes ot violence mid
wrcngdoing-of theft, assault and murder.
In these purlieus such a seml-cannlbal as
Foultz occasionally appears -but among the
better clabf.es very seldom a Hawkins. Un
told richfc are handled every day by the
colored servants of the well-to-do house
holders of the city; enormoub wealth Is
placed under their custody during the long
summer months, anu yec instances ui
theft and waste are so infrequent as to
cause general remark when made known.
His charitable to suppose that Hawkins
-was not of his right mind when he com
mitted his foolish crime- Long contem
plation of such large sums ot money, to
be had by seizing them, had probably
addled his' brain. Whether Insuno or
wicked, he stole the money constructively
placed in his hands for safe keeping
abused the confidence which, has been
liberally given to bin. Tor nearly a dozen
years-for all of which he will be soundly
punished, but with him the punishment
snnuld end. It is not right, it is not fair;
It Is, on the contrary, almost criminally
unjust to cliargc any portion ot his wroug
dotng to the .race he belongs to ur to the
domestic class or which he may be said
to have been a favored member There
are very few Hawkinses Where there are
thousands ot hard-working, contented.
Trugal and henet-t persons in the colored
contingent of Washington.
A New Jersey entomologist says that a
mosquito has a thing in-ddeics head shaped
like a sugar scoop. This sounds decidedly
more reahstiu than that statement to the
effect that the ln2Ct does not bite at all.
Argentina is about to levy retaliatory
duties on all American products In re
turn for our Hanu.i-Havemeyer prohibitory
duties on Argentina wool and hides.
This action will cut off an important
market for agricultural Implements, edged
tool. .machinery, sewing machines, nails,
bar, rail and rod iron and nteel, all sorts
ot lumber, kerosene, turpentine, cotton
seed oil, varnish, resin, lard, twine, dry
goods and a large number of otlier things.
Xe'vrly all this trade will go to Eng
land, except in lumber, and Canada will
capture that. It Is costing this nation
dearly to shoulder and pay Mr. Hauna's
The heartiness and handiness of Mr.
Wll'lam .1. Bryan at the railway wreck
will extort refcpeut arfdadmiratiou from
o great many adversaries, who. however,
will sigh to think how ad jectivelyv lucky
hp seems to be.
As a simile and an illustration the Bull
In the China Shop will be relegated to
innocuous desuetude, and should be burled
under the spreading chestnut tree. It one
wan'a to describe and depict destruction,
let Mm rather talk about the Bull in the
ahe fight in the New York .Republican
camp still grows in proportions and ln
teiest. The low craze has struck the
machine tn such an extent that, unit
Boss rintt excludes all Low delegate from
his convention, they may be numerous
enough to capture and run IU So, in the
expressive language ot Empire State poli
tics, they will be "put on the toboggan
elide as tost as they appear," and rump
Piatt contesting delegations seated In
their placet. These and other phenomena
of the day would seem to promise a cam
paign of much and assorted liveliness.
The King of Siam is not coming to this
country because he will not have time to
see it all Tne unsophisticated foreigner
should know that It Is possible to see
America In one week, and then go homo
and spend a year abusing it.
It Is highly satisfactory to learn that
Grover Cleveland did not swear to those
tax returns, although the assessor sent him
a blank form or oath, and there is a fine
ot $200 foT refusing to swear. It is not
probable that the assessor would go to ex
tremities in the case of so large and so
great a man, but, In the simple Interest of
damnolngical science, it would be pleasant
and Instructive to know Justwhatlie would
swear to. There is a suspicion that, under
oath, some ot the returns might be amend
ed; especially as curious persons In various
places are nosing out data which might
much refresh the ex-Presidentiul mem
cry. If published.
"William Watsoa has "replied" to Klp
llng'3 jubilee hymn. Lots of people will
tnus be introduced to "William Watson. He
ought to thank Mr. Kipling prettily for
writlug the hymn.
Robbed and Severely Injured.
Boston, Sept.O- John O'Connor, seven ty
elx years old, a wealthy junk dealer, was
assaulted and robbed In his shop yesterday
afternoon. Be Is now at the Emergency
HoT)!til in a critical condition, suffering
from four severe scalp wounds. The
thief and assailant Is unknown and the
police liave no clew to work upon. The
assault occurred In broad dayltghtaud the
streets iu the vicinity of O'Connor's shop
were Thronged with pedestrians and vehi
cles at the time of the assault.
Little Girl Burned to Death.
St. Catherines, Ont-, Sept.. 0. An elght-ycar-old
daughter of George Bomes, car
riage maker, was burned to death laBt
evening by her clothes catching fire from
England Ships Gold to "India.
"London, Sept. 9.-3Pifty thousand sov
ereigns wore withdrawn from the Bank
ot England today for shlpmentto Bombay.
A prominent Republican who returned
yesterday from Ohio, where he has lived
for a number uf years, Is uuthorlty tor the
M.itfiiiient that tne 'Republicans are taking
anything but a favorablaviow or the situa
tion. The chlof cause of their gloom
is the condition of affairs In Hamilton
county. It has rarely happened that
any party has carried Ohio without carry
ing Hamilton county. The election of
1885 was an exception to this almost
invariable rule but the election of that
ycarAvae anexceptloninmanyotlier wayu.
As Hamilton and Cuyahoga counties and
the utlea of Cincinnati and Cleveland
hnvH gono, the State,, as a rule, swung.
This gentleman tays that in Hamiltou
counry. Republican politics is in a state
of bans. The bo'sbes are fighting each
other nnd the rank and file are polling
nnd hauling in antagonistic dirnrtlonb.
There is much uiicertnluty in the situation
and the chances jSeeip to be good for thu
Democrats to turn Jjhc county over once
more and put It In the Democratic column.
The cause ot the break In the party In
that, stronghold in the attitude otBon Cox,
wl.o, up to within a few weeks before the
adjournment of Congress, belonged to the
Pornkcr wing of the party. Ho had been
the leader ol the younger and the more
enthusiastic element and represented that
part uf the party Lnac run the machine
and bcheed lu energetic work, not only
during election .time, but all the year
around. This clement had no earthly use
for the gum shoe tactics ot Hanna and
Che use ot money as'hs applied It. How
ever. Jn tome way Banna got possession
ot Boss Cox, and when the delegates to
the 8 Late convention were elected Cox
ran the machine and sold it out to Hanna.
This incensed the Foraker meu and they
have not yet ceased their bitter criticism
of Cox for his betrayal of tliu man uho
had always stood by him and who hail
asalAtcd so largely in making him the
power ne was Now that the election of
u legislative ticket ts on, the feeling be
tween tin1 factions has resolved itself iuto
a bitter enmity, and Cox nnds nlrat lie is
no longer able to control the p-'t!cs,.t the
county with the strong hand r. itn which
he formerly ruled. He defied the men
who v.vre his best lieutenants when he
Koldout to Hanna, and is now pitied against
the very men who learned their politics iu
the seh-J-jl ho taught. It will bo a fight
to tne finish, and while Senator Foraker
is loyal to Hanna and Is about to partlcl
pate In the opening of the campaign, his
friends will have none of it and will
revenge tnemsolves in Lhe fall when tUe
time comes to vindicuU' Hanna at th j polls.
Throughout the State there Ifl alro a
feeling of unrest amuog that very large
body of conservative Jtepublicaim who
take Utile part lu active politics, but
who, as a rule. ote the ticket not ituatt-d
by their conventions- Thlb unrest is due
to the treatment ol Gov. BitihaeU, thu
had or the State tkket. The governor
has been more than oiiuubed by Hanna
nnd hit henchmen; he has been grossly in
sulted, and tliere Is a great deal or old
fashioned conservatism among a certain
rtass ot Ohio Republicans that will re
buke sjuUi conduct on the part of the
rnr.n who is endeavoring to run the Repub-llc-aj?
politics of Ohm and manipulate the
President ol the Uulted States as well
Even in Banna's own county affairs
are said to be in bad sliane. The facfc
that Hanna contiolled the last convention
and got possession ot the organisations
aigues little. It was an empty victory.
He hlmply captured a position from which
the enfiny liad fled, leaving the strong
hold CfiUaie nid deserted. The Foraker
following In Cleveland is powerful. Mayor
McKlsseii Is vindictive, and his enmity to
Hanna is of that xjrt which never relents
and never forgiven. Ile Is conducting a
warfare or the guer,ril!art that is wear
Ing out the Uannajtrlbes and constantly
causing them lass and pance-uf mind- The
auti-llanna organization in old Cuyahoga
Is said to be perfefct. in its movement
and working fike a well oiled machine.
With the mayoi at Its head, this organiza
tion la counted' upon to deal (-ome blows
below tho bel when election, day rolls
around. Mr. itanna Jias not tliat sure
thing which has be predicted, and Re
pubtfeons who have recently becu in the
State are returning to Wabhington and
discussing privately the seriousness of
At lust Oom" Jack Gowdy has been
heard mm. It wilf be remembered that
after assiduous practicing of the art ot
wearing a dresjj'ult.arid careful and pains
taking preparation of tie manner of mak
ing a handsome tie, "Oom Jack" deemed
tiimaeir fitted for the onerous duties of
consul gen ral to Paris and sailed for his
n".v post ot duty. Gowdy always was and
always will be a politician. He makes a
better politician than anything else. He
got his orriee fcimrsly because he was a
good politician, and learned his French by
btudjmg theWlls of fare of Jndana hotels.
But, as has been said, "Oom" has been
heard Trom. First Assistant Postmaster
General Heath yesterday received a loug
letter from his old friend. This letter
spoke cheerfully of the Republican pros
pects I . Ohio this y ear. Mr. G owdy s peaks
knowincly of the feelings of the farmers
on ac'-onn cf the unprecedented rise
in wheac, and declares that they will all
vote a Ri'pvWIcan ticket, becante under
a Republican Administration they are re
ceiving this high price for thir grain.
Gowdy husn't been among his rural con
stituents for several weeks; not since
he firbt came to Washington la search
ot his office, but that makes no difference.
He knows how they feel anyhow, and
he just wrote to Mr Heath to lee him
know that he nad his weather eye on
the country and the Republican party,
and could make predictions a thousand
miles away as accurately as If he was In
touch witn the men upon whose votes de
pend the verification of his prophecy.
It is probable that the President will
return to Washingtou tomorrow. His re
turn will be the signal foi on influx ot
office-seekers from various parts ot the
country, andit is not improbable that some
good offices may be announced soon after
the President again gets into harness.
Several first-class postmasters hips are
awaitinghis action, among the number be
ing those at Philadelphia, Brooklyn and Be
trolt. There are etill several nice consular
places at the disposal ot the President,
and It Is intimated that some of these will
be filled at a very early day. The hotels
look with pleasure at the return of the
President, for -with the White House closed
and Congress out of the way, there is Jioth
ing to draw the people to the city. Buring
the past two montlranot a hotel in the
city has been making money. Their ledg
ers show a balance on the wrongside of the
Senntor Cockrell of Missouri, one of the
most level headiidmenln the Senate, said
the other day that while he was fclad to
see that the farmers were getting more
fcr .their wheat than they had for a long
time, still, they' would soon learn that
It wa3 due not to anything the Repub
lican party had done, but solely lo one
of the accidents of nature. The increase
would be bur temporary, and next year,
If there should be good crops abroad, the
price would fall to what it has been in
the past. Wheat has risen, the Senator
said, for the same "reason that silver has
fallen. There Is a, short crop and the de
mand for It Is great hence the price goes
up. Silver has "been demonetized and
driven out of its legitimate uses and there
Is now no demand for it; hence it Is a
drug In the market-and its price is way
down, lower than over berore known. Sil
ver, under existing conditions, the Sena
tor says, Is identical with wheat. It has
been reduced to a mere commodity by
islatlon and .v 1'ong as it remains In that
condition it will be low. If It were re
monetired not only would silver go up,
but wheat also. Were silver one of the
monoys of final redemption, as formerly,
then, said the Senntor, the price of wheat
would fc.cp pace with the rise and fall
ROHBKRS SHOOT A "WOMAN.
Break Into a Farmer's House and
Stenl TUB Money.
Rochester, N. Y Sept. 9. The littla
village ot Churchvllle, twelve miles from
Rochester, was thrown into a state of
intense excitement this morning by the
announcement that George Smith, a
wealthy retired farmer, had been bound,
gagged and robbed of a large sum ot
money, aud tbat his wife had been shot
lu the head and will probably die.
The robbers broke into Smith's house
early this morning. Smith says that he
was awakened by the sound ot a person
entering hiB room. He started up In bed
and a levoKcr was leveled at his head.
A man wearing a "white mask told him
in a grutf voice that unless he wanted to
die In a big hurry to tell him where Ills
money was hidden Smith was frightened
almost out of his senses, but he managed
to gasp out that his money was In a
cigar box under the dresser. Tliere was
another man wearing a white mask
present, and hu proceeded to the dresser
and found the box, which contained $1,300.
This he pocketed, while the other in
truder bound Hmith with ropes and placed
a gag In his mouth.
While this was bemg done Mrs. Smith,
who slept in the next room, beard the
noises She surmised that the house was
being robbed and commenced to cry for
help. Smith says one uf the thieves left
the room and a few seconds later he heard
a shot and a scream. The robbers then
left the house. Mrs. Smith was found
lying in a pool of blood with a bullet hole
In her head. Neighbors were aroused and
soon the whole town knew of th? affair,
kniith, who had been tied, was released,
when he told the story as relatedhere. The
sherif" and a potwe ot deputies are now
scouring the country for the robbers. Mrs.
Smltti will probably die.
CAVALRY PURSUING THE ZL'NIS.
Mounted United stntes Forces Sup
"VVlngate, N. M., &-pt. 9.-Troop K, Of
til's Second Cavalry, has taken the field to
suppress the Zuui Indian fanatics who are
accused of having put to death a woman
supposed to be a sorceress.
Taitugh naturally u peaceable people,
the Zeals are .superstitious, and have many
tegeuds ot Interest. The village contains
2,000 persons and is one ot the curiosities
of modKii timed- It h? built on the plan of
an lsiiueno amphitheater, each house
being built above and a little backot the
other. They are full of subterraarau pas
sages, aud he must be brave, Indeed, why
en lers with hostile motives.
The Zunlfc are loath to give up any of
their number to the Unlt&tl States or
civil authorities, and may possibly make
some sliow of resistance.
BOTTO ADMirTKiy TO BAIL.
The Erring Youth to Return to
His For;ivinjr Bride.
New York. Sept. 9. -William Botto, tho
gilded youth from Louisville, whose rlcn
and elderly wife sent him off on his
wedding tour with $,000 in lieu of her
own company, was admitted to bail by
Justice Andrews today In the sum of $500.
The proceedings were In answer to a
writ ot hibeas corpus secured by his
mother, who came all the way from
Louisville to get her boy out of tha
scrape r-f passing an alleged worthless
check on a Philadelphia hotel man.
Botto, through his attorney, asked for
his release from the Tombs on the ground
that tliere was no criminal Intent in
git lug ttie cheek. Tliere was no argu
ment, uud JuElice Andrews signed the
paperp. Botto will accompany his mother
hack to Louisville and his waiting bride
within a few das. Before going back
to Louisville, BoWo had expressed the
intention of going back to Philadelphia to
GAXG OF COINERS ARRESTED.
A Man aud Three Women Charged
"With Passing Counterfeits.
St. Joseph, Mo , Sept. 9. A gang ot
counterfeiters was arrested here yester
days Ransom J Smith, who was released
lrom the State penitentiary recently, hav
ing served a two-year term for counter
feiting, Is the ringleader of the gang. He
was arrested at Kansas City. His alleged
accomplices are three women, who have
always been considered respectable Mrs
l.thcl Mitchell, Mrs Eva HeTfner and Miss
Maggie N H1U. The latter pleaded not
guilty when arraigned before United States
Commissioner Pool Pollock, but the two
former confessed everything and pleaded
It is charged that Smith manufactured
dollars and halves and the women passed
MARY ANDERSON AS A VOCALIST
A Report Thnt She Will Appear on
the Concert Platform.
London, Sept. 9. The Bally Mall says
Mrs. Navarro (Mary Anderson) will posi
tively appear on the concert platrorm in
Loudon this autumn. It is reported that
she lias developed a marvelous voice.
Paying Gold Ore Found in New York
Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 9. The discovery
of gold in the town of Greenfield has ex
cited prospectors throughout this region.
Ex-Judge Henry Hilton, of New York, baa
commenced excavating in the northern
portion ot his Woodlawn estate -of 3,000
acres, and hai? found roek that assays $65
to the- ton. The mine will be worked
Eayle Eyes on Anarchists.
.London, Sept. 9. The Scotland Yard
authorities have been directed to "notify
the immigration officers of the United
States whenever the sailing ot anarchists
for tbat country comes to their notice.
Thlb Is done at the request of the United
Lallaby of the Future.
Hushjtmy babe; lie still and slumber!
Father's watching at thy bed;
Mother's off electioneering,
With a halo round her head.
Soft and easy '11 be her cradle
When 3he'e at the Nation's head;
While with the kitchen work III wrestle,
Coarse and hard Is father's bed
Hush, my dear, thy food and raiment,
House and home thy ma provides;
She's a stunner, baby darling;
Gracefully her bike she rides.
Hush, my babel lie still and bluinber!
Father "wants to go to bed;
Mother Von't be home till morning
Going to make a speech, she said.
So we'IIlay as dawa and slumber
Elumbor sweet till morning breaks.
Father then must be a humping;
Mother wuuts her griddle cukes.
BIG CONCESSrONS IN- HONDURAS.
The Vnlentlne Syndicate Obtains
Control of Government Revenues.
New Orleans, Sept. 9, TeKalr B&dge
sou, who arrived here yesterday from
Puerto Cortcz, Honduras, In the interest
of the Valentine syndicate of New York,
says that the syndicate has acquired
great concessions in Honduras. It will
complete the railroad from Puerto Cortez
to the Pacific coast, and has practically
bought out the .Republic of Honduras.
Tne Valeutln'e Syndicate took holu of
thcxallroad, begun by an English company
forty years ago-, to run from Puerto Cortez
to the Paciric, and agreed to extend It.
This, however, is but a part of the deal.
The Honduras government has agreed
to surrender all Its government functions
to tha syndicate. The latter will begin
operations by October l.when $1,000,000
is to be paid to carry on the expenses
of the Honduras government and the gov
ernment Id to turn over to the syndicate
ah its revenues, and the latter la to con
trol all the customs ltuused, etc., to reim
burse itself. Sumo of the money has
already been paid.
The Valentine Company has agreed to
relieve the Honduras government of allre
sponslbility for the foreign debt of $35,
000,000 and will compromise or settle
with the foreign creditors. The expenses
of the Honduras government are alout
$1,000,000 a year, and being relieved
of the expense of handling the revenues,
there will he more money for other tilings.
When once the syndicate gets control
of the customs houses, which will be on
October 1, a stop will at once be put to
smuggling, which is ut present very pre
valent along the coast. The syndicate
has large land grants and mining grants,
and it intends to colonize the country. The
arrangement seem3 to satisfy the Houduraa
officials, who will have a fixed income.
and will be relieved of. all the trouble of
collecting the revenues aud all worry over
the public debt.
BOLTING OHIO GOLDBUGS.
They Nominate a Full State Ticket
Colnmbus, Ohio, Sept 9.-The National
Democrats In Ohio, In their State con
vention, decided today to take an active
and f-eparate part in the campaign, nom
inating a State ticket and adopting a
plutform lu opposition to the platform
adopted by the regular Democratic State
convention. About 100 delegates, repre
ocntlng all the Congressional districts of
the State attended. Ex-Congressman II.
J. Outhwaite was Indorsed for United
States Senator. The following ticket was
Governor, Julius Dexter, Cincinnati:
lieutenant governor, A- E. Merrill, San
dusky; supreme judge, John H- Clark,
Cleveland; attorney general, Daniel Wil
son, Cincinnati; treasurer, Samuel Stevens,
Columbus; commissioner ot schools. W
H. .lohiifon, Granville: board of public
workB, U. C. Cotflnberry, Clevelaud.
The platform reaffirms that adopted
last year at Indianapolis
EXEMPTED FltCOf LIABILITY.
Sufferer-s Throiiyli the Lo of the
Col linn Cannot Recover Damages.
New York, Sept. 9. By a declrion of
Judge Addison Brown, or the United States
district court, the Pacific Mail Steamship
Company is e tempted from liability for the
loss ot the steamship Cohma, w hich foun
dered in the Pacific Orean, oft the coast
ot Mexico, on May 27, 1395, except to the
amount of $23,846.58 rrelght money,
which has already been paid into court
for distribution among claimants- Of 209
persons, including passengers and crew, on
board the Culiraa, aU but thirty were
drowned and all of the large and valuable
cargo was lost.
Cla'.int- for damages were entered on be
half ot the families of a number of the de
ceased passengers, as well as for looses
ot personal eflects, whereupon ttie com
pany petitioned for a limitation of its
liability, under section 4253 ot the Re
vised Statutes, alleging that the disaster
resulted from the perils ot the sea, and not
fiom its negligence or rault.
ATTEMPT TO IIOLD LT A. TRAIN.
The Robbers Exchange Shots With
Two Deputy Sheriffs.
San Francisco, Sept. S. A bold attempt
was made to hold up the overland express
tin the Southern Pacific Railroad this morn
ing between Lathrope and Modesto. The
engineer saw a pile of burning ties on the
track ahead and stopped the train. Two
deputy sheriffs who were on board the
train came out and were met by a volley
at bullets from three men.
A tramp who was stealing a ride was
struck by a bullet and received a flesh
wound. The deputies-returned the fire aud
pursued the robbers, but were unable to
Guns ou the Ocean's Bottom.
Charleston, S. C Sept- 9. The buoy
tender Wistaria returned to port tonight
from Tybee, where she went to locate the
schooner Grace, which was wrecked with
four big guns on board last week. Officers
report that the Gruce is partly above water
on her beam ends, afloat, and drifting
slowly. It is believed that the guns went
to the bottom, and as the water is eleven
fathoms and the schooner has been drift
ing, theii recovery is improbable. A.
buoy was placed near the Grace to mark
Mrs. McKin ley's Heulth Improving.
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 9. It ia reported
here that Mrs. McKinley's recent vibit to
Canton had a remarkable effect on her
health, and that she surprised her friends
by walking without a cane. Since 1374
she has not been able to stand alone, or
walk across the room without a cane. It
was thought that she would never again re
gain her health enough to walk alone.
Ch.cajio Thoughts About India.
(From the Chicago News.)
The mutinous proceedings on the partof
the natives of India are naturally regarded
with the utmost interest In literary circles.
For a dozen years Trivate Mulvaneyand
his companions havebeen achieving an easy
weekly victory over the natives or India.
Hardly a month has passed without some
large andiuflucntlnlliodyor Indian natives
bPing overwhelmingly defeated under cir
cumstances alike prejudicial to their mili
tary capacity and disgraceful to their com
mon intelligence. Mere hnndiuls of imper
fectly sobered Englishmen and Irishmen
have been outfacing whole regiments of na-tiveslnamaimerthatw-ouldcunstttute
cient evldcncelor committing the entire na
tive population to an insane asylum. It is
estimated that since Mr.Klpliug began It a
tot.ilot32,000,000 native-Indians, including
many princes and generals of the highest
rank, have been outrageously bamboozled
deluded anddefeatetl bysome300 white men
and friendly natives,
Itisnot merely that they havcheen routed
in open battle, butthey havebeen overcome
by stratagems that would not decelvea Cau
casian I urant In arms Anytrnnsparer.tand
Idiotic old device was enough to fool n whole
said thcy,"bellcked justasJu themagazme
and syndicate stuff, but at least we will be
dolngsomethingto the white men whllcthey
are licking us. If the present condition goes
on much longer they will be overcoming ns
with rwpguns and Rearing us Into fits with
nursery Tattles. Let us rise while we have
lOtb, 11th and F Sts. N. W.
O p. m.
6 a. m
And for today there's a multitude
of odds and ends, short lengths,
broken sizes and assortments and
all sorts of remnants, and in our
determination to close out everything-
a bit summery we have
marked them at very low prices
for quick selling. Articles of
use, comfort, convenience and
ornament for home and the per
son are on the list, and every
thing is plainly marked and so
arranged that you may know at
a glance whether it will or will
not meet your need.
e..,12,Stra?'' Bicycle Hats. "Were $1.50 to
S3.00. Reduced to 75c each.
10 Milan Straw Sailors, red and White.
Reduced from S3.00 to $L50 each.
23 bundles Flowers. Reduced from
25c to 10c per bunch.
48 "Women's Fine Woven Madras Shirt
"Waists, detached collars of white or unit)
material. Sizes 3 to 40. Reduced
from 95c and $1.68 to 25c each.
20 Girla' Lawn and Umilty Dressed
Size 4, G, 8, 12 and 14. Keduced from
sz.uz and 52.75 to 69c.
14 Girls' Grass Cloth Blouses, braid
trimmed. Sizes 6, b and 10. Reduced
from $1.90 to 25c each.
1 All-wool Cheviot Suit, Jacket and -skirt,
f-llk-llned Jacket. Size 36. Reduced
from $12.50 to SG.75.
2 Crash Suits, blazer style. Sizes 34
nnd 40. Reduced from 55.75 to S3.25
2 Cotton Covert Cloth Bicycle Suits.
Sle 36. Reduced from $5.00 to $1.50
4. White Pique Blazer Suits. Sizes 32
and 30. Reduced from $3.75 to S3.5C
2 Navy ' Blue Duck Skirts- Reduced
from $2.38 to $1.00 each.
4 While Lawn Wrappers, braid trimmed.
Sizes 34 and 38- Reduced from S1.G3
to 09c each.
C Thin Coats. Sizes 9, 13, 10 and 18
years. Reduced from 50c to 25c each.
10 Grass Linen Kilt Suits, liizes 2. 3
and 4 years. Reduced from $1.50 to 39o
3(5 Laundered Percale Shirt "Waists.
Sizes 4. 5. 6, 7.9, 11, 13 and 14 vears.
Reduced from 50c to 39c each.
15 Pairs Linen and Galatea Wash pants.
Sizes, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 13. 14 and 13
years. Reduced from 25c to 12 l-2c pair.
25 Duck. Crash and Straw Hats for
Ioys and srlrlt,. Reduced from 25c and
$1.00 to 15c each.
Cotton Underwear Dept...
3 Cambric Gowns, circular yoke of Valfn-.
ciennes lace and Insertion, wide lawn rnf'
fie around yoke edired with lace, ribbon at
neck. Reduced from $1.00 to Ot'c each.
3 Cambric Gowns, ''Empire' styl, yoke
of linen lace and insertion, collar edced
with lace. Reduced from $1.00 to 69o
10 Outinc Flannel Skirts, fall weight,
umbrella style. Reduced from. $1.00 to
6 WhiteCorded Hats, two rurf Ies on brim.
Valenoifimes lace edge. Reduced from COc
2 Pink Cnambray Hats, Tarn O'Sbanter
crown, shirred brim edced with Valen
ciennes lace. Reduced from $1.00 to 25c
i Blue Chamhray Hats, fancy crown,
shirred briniedt;ed with Valenciennes lace.
Reduced from $1.00 to 25c each.
3 RedCIutti Reef era. double breast, brass
buttons, slashed back. Reduced from $1.00
to 50c each.
White Goods Department
2 remnants Light Blue Mull. 5-yard
length, slijmtiy taued. Reduced from 25c
to 5c yard.
2 remnants Fancy Grass Lmen, 12-yard
lengths. Redueed from $t.00 to $3.00
2 remnants 40-Inch Rlack Hemstitched
Lawn, 6-jard lengths. Reduced from 50o
to 20c yard.
2 pairs Tillow Shams, ruffled lace edge.
Reduced from $2.25 to $1.75 pair.
5 sets Hemstitched and Embroidered.
Sheets and Pillow Cases; Sheets, 2 l-2x
2 3-4 yards. Reduced Xrom $3.50 to
22 Unbleached Pillow Cases. Reduced
to 5o each.
6 pain. -'R. &. G." Corsets, imported
net. sAtiae striopincs, well boned. Sizes
18, 27, 2J and 29. Reduced from. $1.00
to 50c pair.
3 pair "P. N." Corsets, imported net.
saCtne stripping, boned bust, long waist.
Size IS. Reduced from $1.00 to bOo pair.
1 pair Women's Button Shoes. Slzu
0 B. Reduced from $2.50 to S1.75-
4 pairs Women's Laced Shoes. Sizes
5 1-2 and 6 1-2 B 5 E. Reduced from
$2.50 to $1.75 pair.
3 pairs Women's Oxfords. Sizes 3 and
6 A 7 C. Reduced trora $2.50 to $1.75
7 pairs Women's Button Shoes, opera
toe. Sizes 3 1-2 and 6 1-2 A-2. 3 and
6 B. Reduced from $3.00 to $1.75 nalr.
3 pairs omen's Tan Oxfords, needle
toe. Sizes 7 C 7 D. Reduced from
$2.50 to $1.00 pair..
5 pairs Women's Tan Oxfords, coin toe
Sizes 6 and 6 1-2 A-6 B3 1-2 C. Re
ducedtrom $3.00 to $1.75 pair..
14 pairs Women's Tan Oxrords.pat.tlp.
Sizes 4, -1 1-2, 6.6 1-2 A- 4 and 6 B 4.
5 1-2, 6 and 7 C. Reduced from $3.00 to
3 pairs Women's Oxfords, dime toe.
Sizes 7 A 7 B 5 1-2 O. Reduced tmsn
$2.50 to$l-50 pair-
17 pairs women a uiuiu.'s, uiiicuu m.
opera toe. Sizes 11-2 1-2 and 6 C
2 1-2, 3, 3 1-2, 4 and 4 1-2 D-2 1-2, 3.
3 1-2, 4, tl 2 and 5 E. Reduced from
$2.00 to $1.00 pair.
12 Genuine Oil Paintings, oak and jdlt
frames. Kilt mats. Reduced lrom $4-00
t0l (""copies -Yard or Violets.' white
enameled frame, brass comers. Reduced,
from $1.19 to 95c. each.
Tonoreii Pictures. i20.whlte enamel
frames, white mats. Reduced from 49c.
to 35c. encb.
lHecorated French China Tea Set. 3
cups missmjr. Reduced from $7.50 to
lbecorated Toilet Set. basin damaired
Reduced from $4.00 to $2.75.
Decorated howls and Pitchers. Re
duced from $2.00 to $1.50 each.
1 Becorated Carlsbud China Plattet.
Reduced Trom $1.50 to $1.00.
1 dozen Decorated Eucll&b Porcelain
rioup Plates- Reduced from $1.50 to
2 Decorated French ChinaCovered Vece
vble Dishes. Reduced from $3.00 to
29 Decorated Plates. Reduced from 10c
to 5c. each.
2 Decorated Jardinieres. Reduced from
$1.50 to 75c- each.
-! k Ttpmr.ttpd After-dinner CofTee Cups
and Saucers. Reduced from 25c. to 15c.
Woodward & Lofhrop;