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THE MOBBING T1M35S, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17. 5 897.
(KOBSISC. EYXNI2TO- A2JD SUKDJLT.)
The Wasiiington Times Company.
STILSON HUTCHINS, President
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TBIfMY. SEPTEMBER 17. 1S97.
Tine 'cw Turk Platform.
It "w may give fall eredic to the reportB
fa Hew York papers of the proceedings of
ttte Democratic State central committee,
there is room for the fear that. In that
rae:ii:'ivrUth. tie cVdgii&bon of tile
D&tMOcraUc party should he changed.
IfcMter the tuaitdate of the organization
tat: Mote oeMtrnl committee had the
right to nominate and" met for the pur
Ise f MOttttaalitt;: a candidate for chief
jadge i Ute rawt of appeals. Prior to
Vmtd mmseting tw threes were at -work t
drtenuHMt its action. One of them -was
ttte owubMMHi, honest, force of the State
Dotwooraof. ro&gitIichig the certain cf
fast. f the imieiHKug campaign upon
nsttewU j,oWce to 18 and 1900 awl
detaaadtiu;, on that account, that tho
,-mrt.j AtptM tbit. year should give out
bo tmcfcrtafa er.d, hut should reassert
tbe tmt&k ud dodrtae -which became the
eupreoie law of tbe organization for four
years from tho artojiUwi of the Chicago
The Mer influence, ted hy WHllam C
WUtaW-, Iatd B. Hill, aad a few others
of Ctal . ha been anxious aitd argent
thai the w national issue of bimetallism
aa the Had of Ike Chicago platform
rvAa iitoaM tkr tpuored.iu order that this
IieofHe 1k. toettayed the Democratic party
la 1&6 wigiit toe ouce more placed in
control f lea maobiaery In Greater Kew
Yort. ami j apaiu endowed -with power
to matiitMiteU the aaUooal coaveuUou of
To tb-e xiit that the State committee
CuM farth'tT tte partKiSc of the gold
trattur?.Htox crowned them with victory,
li WMtniBaied the candidate of David Ben
atsU Hitt, than whou. the New York De
mocracy oerer had a greater beneliciary
nw a nwre sroou atd subtle enemy. It
esiHled a secretary -tiose chief offensa
baa beatt hfe de'otioi. to pure and uu
a.ibtnxn&e& bUoetaliK Dtsmocracy, and it
ilettiettibely ignored the Chicago platform.
Oae f the many excuses given for this
ltae or HCtton wat, its indorsement hy
Senator Jones, of Arkansas, chairman of
the Deucra.c iiathaml committee, whose
gHaeraf)hi() during the late campaign
obuMMl have taught him the le&sons of
nwdetcy ad dhTMence. even if it lid not
Imbue him with tbe Christian virtue of
rtbj;uat4u!i. A ie;uber of the committee
rel . exuact fri. a letter alleged to
have heea -wrtUeii b' Senator Jones to
Senator Marphj. Let Ub remark in pass
lug, that tliib connection is, at tbe very
ItHu-t, .stgnlficant. The 'extract" is a.s
Tfcare itwW be nothing more indibcrcet
or impolitic than for the State central
twimiU't U amnc autlH'iiiy wiucu it
ilia itot JUMtesti, and that it especially
berotue a to lotlow preccdeutn anu not
jshre (HtsiehMi for ciiticiMn for a charge of
bdhtg rcn-ulHtlotiary in our metliods.
The Jitdtc tttnvoaUwu lias, as I under
statKl, .-uitUorizeil tile tentral committee
to iHtfatoaie a candidate for judge. This
onifioweiA theiu to do tiiat, but the State
ooavenuu.i did not autltorize them to
frame a new platform or cither Indorse
or i-wadcuiu the action of the State con
voittMH., or any national txinventitm, and
It beotnt. to me for them to assume such
authority would lay thembclvcs open to
erUicisoi. AVitltout presuming tocntlclse
the action of the State central committee,
over wjth-h, ut course, 1 Lave no x-rt of
control, I venture to suggest that the
wise awl o)iUc tiling lor tticm to do is
to follow tlie oxact line of their authority
and iwt exceed it hi any respect.
At . ptotniuent official authority la
Utr f)jOAtic uationai orgaoizatioa, Ue
nosaiHai chieftlanehip of which Senator
JwtM lHtlds; it rests with him to inform
us wliat Umw is iu party law or ethics to
Inhibit an exprcRsion of Xealty to the
platform or the principles of the party
tsy any one of fte organized authorities
la Kew York or cisewliere? We must
niftmlt Uwt such an expression as tbe
lMr- erertiW to Seiator Jones Is
both utrange and Inconceivable. In det
terms hu tells us that the State con
veatiun did not confer upon its repre
suatativo, the State ccnrtal committee,
power to lndorsj the action of the
exid convention. The paradox in which
this -would involve Senator Jones, if he
really ivroto suoh nonsense, is beyond
belief. Let tin postpone that mortlTylng
phase of the matter to a more convenient
Ac T,'e have ventured to remark, in a
previous edition of The Times, If tho
1'tate central committee can ignore tbe
jriuciples ind doctrine of the party, that
tiic Waldorf traitors may be given power
nud control over Its action and movo-
ments, it follows that Individual Demo
crats equally arc Justified In ignoring the
organization, and in treating ttie great
municipal election nowlmpendingas strictly
a non-partisan affair, and lience In voting
for Sctn Low, the non-partisan candidate
for mayor. We -mention this in the belief
that the action of the State central com
mittee is hut the precursor of similar
action when the Tammany-Whltney-Hltl
city convention Ehall meet.
Letter, far better, to support an honest
and houorable non-partisan like Setli Low
than to coutribiile to a pseudo-Democratic
victory, that -would place the bitter und
unrelenting enemies of true Democracy
in po"wcr over it, in its chief and most
Harper's Weelay, "A Journal of Civili
zation," us It- denominates itself and
which reilly is u journal of such civil!
sathw an devotion to the single Jitandard
oppression of a great people, and In
culcation of the hiicd philosophy or
Carl ,Schur7 can make it this -week
prints a cartoon showing wheat pro-
parity growing out of a grave. The sug
gestion is appropriate. In a certain meas
ure ive ace having a little hunbeaiu of
properit7 in one direction, and most
assuredly it springs from the grave of
famine iu India and hideous suffer
ing and -want iu -Russia and Argentina.
Harrowing as contemplation of the cause
inusr he to every humanitarian, we arc
entitled to take full advantage of the
fact and to be thankful tliat, where so
much mi-ery lias been spread over God's
footstool, the American farmer for otico
iu a way has been blessed with a year
of generous harvests and good prices.
But, frojti oar view of the counitions,
thp does not justify us in gloating over
tho situation any more than the clrcum
rtance entitle tl smug and hypocritical
jkignatea of the Trust Administration to
assume for Uiemselvcs the functions and
creditor the 'deus ex muchina" and to in
hlnuate thai they and not drought, pesti
lence and famine are responsible for tho
hleasiagb of the season. Their self-gratu-latieu
i to be short lived in any event.
Nature's -froaIbrluin shortly will be re
stored. Aheady-we have reports from In
dia that ileuteous rainfc have increased the
promise of the harvest, so that It Is proba
ble, within a few months, that the empire
will have a considerable wheat surplus for
export. Similar changes may be looked
for In other eonipetlng countries, and then
what willbacoiiisof fuch prospentyus Har
Ier Weekly humorously depicts us grow
ing out of a grave?
It is -well to disjoins such ghoulish con
ceptions of our good, compared ,with the
ills that assail our neighbors, from con
ierat1on in connection with our national
prosperity. Tins prosperity that we work
and pray for is one that jshall have no
stanlns women and babes at its buse; ouo
that shall apriug from the happiness and
the profitable industry of all people. Such
a prosperity would be oors if the sordid
and satanic powers that crush our masses
could be diverted from their cruel de
signs and practices. Such a prosperity
would he oors today if the greed of gold,
an d domination over thp productive energies
of tbeAiusrican people had not produced the
Anglo-Cleveland conspiracy of 1392, with
its con.ioqtieBcos of money destruction; the
panic of 1S0S, and all the evils that have
followed in tbe train of thoe villainous at"
tacks upon a nation's earning an dits bread.
What we need and demand Is the certain
prosperity tliat will flow from a restora
tion of tbe money of the Constitution; from
a partjotjo national policy that will dis
tribute the claw enrichment of petted
mooopoifcjs. among the people at large,
that will t.ring universal prosperity, by re
storing tbe conditions under which, and
under whichaloU9tlta!wayflhas existed and
flourished in America.
TYe do not wish forever to depend upon
the remote r-hance of gnjveyaid prosperity.
Souiethlnjr TV'orth Investigation.
There is an Interesting document pub
lished in the September bullctm of tho
Bureau of American Republics which de
serves, and no doubt -will receive, earnest
consideration at the hands of our Govern
ment, as well as of individual statesmen
It is the tieaty of federation entered Into
iHYween the five independent States of
Central America, on June 10 of the present
year. Its eftect, when ratified, will be
to substitute at. organization to be known
as the RepiMrfic of Central America for
the "Greater.ltepubllcof Centrnl America,"
the consummation of which failed.
The importance of this movement to the
American Government lies In our Nicaragua
Canal interests. Our authorities have been
fully advised that, for scvreral years, British
liplomney, with Its handmaiden British
money, 5ms been hard at work to secure
i union of the Central American States,
which, by sinking their individual sover
eignty, should thereby and Ipso facto termi
nate treaties previously entered into by
any or them, giving extraordinary rights
or concessions to this country. In the mat
ter of rslructing and controlling a water
way between the Atlantic and Pacific
oceans. How for such an object will be
accomplished or furthered by the present
treaty of federation, yet remains to be
At a first reading of the text the treat
appears lioth innocent and innocuous. Ar
ticle : provides that the several State3
shad "preserve their autonomic govern
ment In regard to the administration of
their internal affairs, and their unity into
one shall have for its only object that, in
their international relations, they shall
appear as one entity, In order to guaran
tee their common independence, right, and
We are not just now prepared to ex
press an opinion upon how Tar Article 3
extinguishes sovereignty In the separate
States of. Guatemala, Costa Rlea, Nica
ragua, Honduras and Saliador. At the
same lime tvc do not entertain a doubt
that Lord Salisbury, for example, "Would
construe it as complete. We do not like
the look of it.
We do not, because Article 3. when
brought into connection with Article
40. suggests a design to cover exactly
what tho Briiifb. Influence lias been
fighting lor nil along in Central America.
Article 40 is as follows: "The prior
treaties celebrated between the States
shall icina'ttln force ui sofar as they may
not be opposed to the present compact."
This reads as if it referred only to treaties
bet -"Veen Central American States, and
confined lo n.elr Joc.il relntlon.v, hut It
may he suspected that It relates also to
such treaties or conventions as may have
been enacted between Costa Rica and
Nicaragua, or what not, growing out of
the American rights secured in the region.
There is a chance that, Incase or trouble,
we might find a loophole in Article 37,
but that Is uncertain. It recites that "the
responsibilitii'.S pecuniary or of whatever
other kind, which the respective States
may have incurred, or which they may
hereafter incur, shall concern the rarty
obligated." The language of the article
is rather vague. Ve shall .not attempt at
this time to analyze it; but there is enough
ambiguity iu the whole document, with its
scattered cinstructlvo references to the
Question of the extinguishment or separate
soveielgnty, and, hence, of previous treaty
obligations, to put this nation very much
n 1U guard.
Birds of a Feather.
European society has for some time been
perplexed to know just what to do with
the irrepressible Princess do Chftnay. If
that eccentric ami erotic lady would only
bieak bounds definitely and once for all,
and commit miiic offense which would
place her out hide the pale of the law, she
coold be sent to prison, and that Would
take her out of the way; but, she has per
sisted In doing anything and everything
but that. She has been around under
foot, mortifying her hutband and all his
relatives and friends, getting an Immense
amount of free advertising, and appar
ently enjoying herself very much. And
Buropenu society has continued to qulrm.
It Is hard to squirm In a really digni
fied and disinterested manner. Tho ideal
expression of society is a philosophic calm
when matters disagreeable ary on too
tapis, and it is hard to maintain a philosophic-
calm when such a person as the
rrlncess de Chlmay Is around. The people
who were In any way connected with her
have fell like acting with most plebeian
abruptness and eneigy, and polite lan
guage "w as badly strained In the endeavor
to express their feelings.
Very much the same position Is occupied
by the SloV ilan of Europe. His Oriental
empire down there in the corner or the
continent, holding Tast to the Sublime Porte
as the key to the balance of power, has been
in eyesore of Europe for generations. The
mutually friendly spirit of tbe five Great
Powers Is a phantasm like the pumpkln-headt-d
srjarecrow In Hawthorne's tale,
which the witch created, drawing the
breath of life rrom the tobacco pipe which
he held between his teeth. Tli-i Turk
has been the pipe that held that buare
crow together; and though It walks and
talks very much like reality, let this pipe
once be broken and it is only a carecrow
and not a real live alliance. So the Turk
hat been tolerated, because ho has not
broken overtly any international law, but
few people have been able to see the use of
"ow, however, a glimmering use appears
for the YJldlz Kiosk and its curtained lr
rcgularlticb or all sorts. The Sultan tins
announced that he wishes to .see the per
formance which the Princess de Chlmay
attempted to give at the l'olles Bergcres,
and which the French police department
chased off the stage. Ke likes the Princess
de Chlmay, and Europe is fervently hoping
that she will like him. If the Sultan's
establishment can he used as a morgue
for all the unpleasant notorieties and pestlf
erous nuisances in the various parts of
the world, he v. ill really be of usse, and
happy, and so will they. If they "will
amuse the Sultan, and ho will keep them
out of sight, It will be fine.
In the Ha?.leton district a new force is
at work, and its operation is rather pe
culiar. Two hundred and fifty women yes
terday Invaded the wusborles of the Mu
Adoo aud Audenrled district and forced
three hundred miners to quit work. The
women were the wives, sisters and sweet
hearts of the workers. Naturally, the raid
was quickly successful, and did not result
in any bloodshed.
A nungarlau cnemlst has found that,
by subjecting moat to GO degrees of frost
and then sealing it up in a tin can, it
is literally cooked by cold. Anyone who
ever tried to handle a piece of very cold
Iron knows that the action of intense heat
and that or intense cold are very much
the r.arne. If meat really can be cooked
-by cold, there Is a chance for Klondlkers.
Except as regards the New York and
Cleveland Gas toal Company's mines (De
ArmPfi, the strike in the Pittsburg dis
trict was to be declared olf yesterday
and all the other mines should be at work
today. The De Armltt diggers are to be
sustained by a five per cent assessment on
the wo'klng miners of the district. It is
pleasant to think that the struggle Is over
at last In that locality, and to hope that
Its termination in ull fields will not long
The latest teporis from Dawson City are
to the effect that there are 7,000 people
there, and that, when the labt loat left,
ptovisions already were getting short.
Returning miners predict that the famine
will not be long delayed as some of the
bouts expected with supplies will not be
able to reach the Upper Yukon. By this
time navigation will have ceased.
An Object Lussoti.
tFrom the Chicago Times-Herald.)
American girls who love a 11110", no mat
ter how encumbered, should study the
recent plight of the Brazilian duke ami
his American wife. A sojourn in a for
eign jail on account of unpaid board bills
rubs most of the gilt off a coronet.
Oomfurtlnpc the Poor.
(From the Omaha World-Herald.)
The only reply to the complaint of the
workingman that the Dinglcy law in
creases the price of everything that he
buysis that he should be darned thankful
that he has a job.
In Cold Storage.
(From the Philadalphla Times.)
No matter how hot the anti civil ser
vice folks get outside, thoao inside will
keep comparatively cool bo long as there's
no fire iu the offices.
Hon. Park Agnew, chairman of tho
Republican State executive committen
of Virginia, ex-Congressman George E-H-twdeu,
national cominltteemau from
that State, tud ex-Congressman Edmund
Waddlll, jr., a member of the executive
committee spent scviue time yesterday
with the Presfdeut..
TIilsi gentlemen were tile pioneers of
the McKlnley movefucut in Virginia, bo
fore the St. Louis convention, and their
vWt. was by Special appointment. The
disaffection In Republican ranks In the
State, led by Col. L.unb, was the chief
topi-, discussed during the interview,
and while the visitors absolutely decline
to talk their confident bearing since tho
interview Is a sure guarantee tiiat tleir
visit was a pleasant one and of an emi
net tly satisfactory nature.
Heretofore, every federal appointment In
irginla has been made oil the Indorse
ments of these gentlemen, representing
the regular organization of the State
and it is well understood here now iu
Administration elides that President ile
Kinley is perfectly satisfied with the
conduct of affairs and will allow them
unlimited dltcrctlou In the dispositon of
the balance of the federal patronage iu
No booner was the decision of Judge Cox,
of the District supreme court, announced
in the WoodH case thau the Postoffice De
partment began the business of making
furl her "demotions." Yesterday afternoon
the order was Ibsued reducing Superin
tendent of the Money Order Division D. F.
Gadscn from his $3,500 position to that
of chief clerk or the division at a salary
of $2,000. Gadsen is a Democrat from
Georgia. The present chief clerk, T. J.
Melcalt", a Republican, from Iowa, was
promoted to the place vacated by Gadsen.
Tims Is the spirit of the civil service re
form rules promulgated by the President
vio'aled at the Postofrice Depart
ment. There was no reason assigned Tor
this change save that the one was a Re
publican and the other a Democrat
Representative Hartmnn, of Montana,
reachpd Washington yesterday from tlw
West, and will start in a rew days for
Ohio to take part in the campaign. He
fc&ys his Stato is In a prosperous condi
tion, for the reason that everything they
raise is in demand- They are digging
huge quantities of gold, which i, under
the present policy of the nations, going up,
jintl iu copper they are supplying more
tlau GO per cent of the output of this
country. Tho West, he says, Is still loyal
to silver, and proposes to assist in right
ing the thing out on rree "silver lines in
the next campaign. Ife believes the silver
sentiment is growing in the Eatt. and that
by the time the campaign of 1900 la on the
Democratic party will be In condition to
sweep tho country before it on the free
silver coinage issue. Mr. Hartmaii thinks
there is a bright outlook in Ohio, where
the issue has been bharply defined on na
Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania ur
rived Inst night from. Pittsburg, and will
see the President today about the Phila
dclpl'U posiornce anl several consulships
In which he aud Senator Quay are in
terested. It is a'setUed ract that Thomas
L. Hicks is to bc postmaster of Phila
delphia. All factions of the party are
united on that core. There are several
good plums in tfie consular service which
the Senator expects to see drop into the
lap of Fcuneylvantnns. He is accompanied
by State Senator Savior, who was indorsed
by I'enroie and Quay for the Peruvian
mission. However, that place went to
some one else, and Mr. Saylor is now
ln-re looking for" something just as good,
If not a little letter.
Senator Piatt iw the President again
yesterday Toi a short time, and left iu the
afternoon for Xew York, reeling in a very
comfortable frame of mind. There is no
longer any doubt but that the President
and the Vow York-Senator are in thorough
accord .is to what is best to do in the
u.etropohs Tor the success or the Republi
can party. Mr. Piatt is to have his way
at the White House, and the men he In
dorses Tor appointments will get them.
There is a complete understanding be
tween him and Mi. McKinley. It would
rot surprise the politicians to see Mr.
Uliss et-entually yield to the entreaties of
Mr Piatt and become the regular organiza
tion s candidate for tho mayoralty of
Greatei N'ew York. The talk of Mr. Piatt
coming all tho way to Washington and
bringing with'him his trusted lieutenants
just u talk over New York city appoint
ments la nonsense. Mr. Piatt was after
Mgger game, and he went away well
f-atisned that his judgment or what was
best for tbe party would be concurred In.
'J'KANS FERRET) TO MADRID.
Arubttg.sador 1'alenotre to Be Suc
ceeded by Comte do Montholon.
rails, "September 1G. Mr. J. Patenotre.
French ambassador to the United States,
has been transferred to Madrid and Comte
de Montholon, French minister to Belgium,
bus been transfeired fiom the post at
Brussels to Washington.
M. Patenotre. the ambaador referred
to above, Is not In tho city, although
h. was here but a day or two ago. His
residence was dark aud gloomy last night
" lieu a reporter for The Times called and
no response could be had at his country
place. Avhere he usually spends the hot
weather when iu the city. The attaches cf
the embassy are still at the various water
ing places, and It could not be learned
"Whether any offldal Information has
bean received. The statu Depart
ment has not been advised of the trausfer
iv hap been agreed upon.
Washington society will regret the de
parture, of M. Patenotre and his charming
wife who is an American woman-the
daughter or Mr. James Elverson, the well
known Philadelphia publisher.
The Comte de Montholon is probably- a
mcmlier of the same" family that formerly
represented the French government at the
capital. It will be remembered by the
older residents that it was a Comte de
Montholon who was the French minister
during the stormy days of the war. He
occupied the Corcoran residence, lately oc
cupied by Senator! Brlce.
Our Light Literature.
(From the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.)
The Magazine Owner-Yes, I think you
ought to run in a Klondike article ne:t
The Editor I'm sorry to hear you sug
gest it. I don't like these Innovations.
Yen know we have enough Gen- Grant
and .loan of Arc b'tuff to keep ub going for
two years yet.
(From the Chicago Times-Herald.)
It it be true that Minister Woodford
has said that he never wants to see an
oilier bull fight, it only remains for iltu
Jster De Lome to say that an American
baseball game gives him the nightmare-
A Wise Reflection. .
(From tho Atchison Globe.)
When a girl who isn't in love, and who
doesn't want to be an actress, runs away
from liomc, it is a good sign that her home
is nor what It should be.
TTtiTittied and llnsmig.
(From the Chicago Times-Herald.)
A man ruined by a bucket shop Is
like a man halt dead with the tooth
ache. N'obody really sympathizes with
BANE OF ENGLAND'S POSITION.
ViII L'se Slivf r sih 11 Reserve Under
Certain Conduit 1 k.
London. Kept. Hi.- At a meetitig of
the directors of the Bank of Unglaud
hdd today, Air. Hugh Smith, the gov
ernor of the Institution, said that among
the propouls by widen England niigtit
Increa the use of sliver and with
out interfering v.tl'1 the gold standard en
able France and the United States to
resume tl.e free mintage of silver, wan
one asking the bank lo hold in reserve
the amount of silver permissible under
the act of 1811 as against notes. The
government, he said, had consulted him
iu the mattf r and he had written to Sir
Mlch-iel Hicks-Beach, chancellor of the
exchequer, on the subject. In this com
inuuicatlon he had said:
"I beg to say that the Bank of England
is prepared to carry out what is laid down
as permissible In the bank's charter, name
ly, to hold one-lirth of the bullion held
against the note issue in silver, provided,
always, that the French mint is again
open to the free coinuge pf silver and
that the prices at which silver is procura
ble and saleable ar satisfactory.'
The governor, In reply to a question,
whether there would be any depreciation
or auy change in the quality of the bank's
reserve said: "We have had no negotia
tions with tho monetary commlssionet's
from Ameiica, but they are negotiating
with our government. AH that we have
done was stated in my letter, namely:
'Under tho circumstances the bank is not
unwilling to carry out what is permissible
under the act of 18'J4.' '
Mr Smith's statement Is not regarded as
having practical Importance in view of
tho reservations it contains, but it ha.
caused Irritation, based on asuspicion that
the government has induced the bank to
take a hand lu politics, and that, as the
Standard says, while "ridding the govern
ment civilly of the Importunities of the
McKinley Administration," the bank has
allowed itseir to appear aa toying with
The view taken in banking circles Is
that Mr. Smith's note to Sir Michael Hicks-
Beach was merely a civil reply to a gov
ernment communication, but objection is
taken to even a discussion of un altera
tion in the basis of the note circulation.
The latter part or the concluding sentence
of tbe note is taken as meaning that
the bank will require a Government guar
antee against any loss arising from bedding
At tbe stock exchange no importance is
attached to the ditciission. It Is under
stood that the French and American gov
ernments ure corresponding on the sub
ject, but it Is not anticipated that the
French mint will be reopened to the free
coinage of tilver.
Tbe Standard publishes an angry edito
rial on the subject.
While admitting that Mr. Smith's letter
dees not endanger the currency, it calls
it a fatuous blunder. It proceeds:
'Why on earth should we help the
United States out of their currency dilemma
at the expense of our credit? Have they
ever showu the least desire to help us
la anything? Do not their politicians
flout us as they pluce endless obstruo
tiona In tbe wa7 of our trade with their
country? It would be interesting to
know what Sir Michael Hicks-Beach
said to this childish proposition of Mr.
Mr Michael Hicke-Beacu Is known to bo
a Etronf monoiaetallist.
The Daily News ays there may be
diplomatic reusons for showing polite
attentiou to the views of the French and
American governments, but, judging from
the Fmall effect produced, no important
step Las been takeu.
The limes, after seeking to reconcile the
misstatement in regard to the Bank of
England made last Saturday by a corre
spondent In whom It expressed its confi
dence, and the proposals made by Mr.
Smith, protests against the policy the bank
has consented to adopt, even as thus lim
ited and safeguarded-
It maintains that the introduction or a
dubious element like silver is not justiried
by the negotiations between the ministry,
the American monetary commissioners and
the French government. It says that it
would appear that thelcadingstatesmenof
France are not wliolly disinclined to reopen
the French mint to the coinage of silver,
and that a vigorous attempt is being made
to induce the government of India to con
sent to the reopening of the mints In that
Tbe Times prints a letter rrom Mr. Far
rar, an economist, protesting against tbe
proposal of the American commissioners to
reopen the Indian mints for the coinage
of silver on the understanding that the
United State- and France open their mints
to fiee coinage of the metal at the ratio
t.f 15 i-y to 1. He says that such a pro
posal has been brore the British go ern
ment f jr some time. In its financial article
The Times admits that the Eank of Eng
land's conditions are regarded as almost
prohibitive, but says it is nevertheless felt
that the matter requires to be deared up.
as t'if. bank's offer Is still apparently open.
THAIN STRUCK A HAXL'-CAR.
Two Men Killed mid Two Others;
Denver, Sept. 16. Passenger train No
G, on the Colorado Midland Railroad, on
rounding a curve, struck a handcar about
six miles cast of Bazalt station this
afternoon, on which Foreman Lyon and
four section men were riding.
Mo-honey, one of the men, was killed,
and a men named Lucas died while the
injured wero beiug taken to the Lead
J. L. Lyons and James Cody were so
badly injured that they will probably die.
The section men wt-re on the same line,
on the passenger train's time, and they
had no signals displayed.
Tlie Gliicuso Assuciatcd Press.
(From the New York Sun.)
On Sunday our esteemed contemporaries
of the .Associated Press, far and near
throughout; the United States, printed
from one column to seven columns apiece
of fraudulent cable dispatches.
What we mean by fraudulent oub'e dis
patches Is matter purporting to be re
ceived by cable and bearing a foreign
date mark, whereas it was cheaply had
by mail or else manufactured and written
here In Now York by the expert swindlers
employed for the purpose and then ac
cepted by the victims of the Associated
Press, and bv them, with full knowledge
and complicity, put forth upon the un
suspecting public. That is what we mean
by fraudulent dispatches.
And not one of all these papers that we
speak of can plead Ignorance. Subjection
is their oulj suggestion hi palliation. They
take what they can get from their
master-i, and they dare not even whimper
in complaint. Such Is the shame. of tho
easy victims of Chicago, such the re
ward of all 61 base as to be the accom
plices of Lawson & Stone, unlimited.
Our sympathies, gentlemen, and our
most respectful condolence.
(From the Indianapolis Journal.)
"They sr.y," said the Cornred Philoso
pher, "that a man is known by the com
pany be keeps, but there are a lot or fal
lows who- if they were really known by
I the company they keep, couldn't keep it."'
THE SAN PEDRO HARBOR.
Opinion of thu Attorney Generul
to the Secretary of. "War.
The following Is the Opinion of the At
torney General iu the Saa Pedro harbor
"I bavo the honor to acknowledge tho
receipt of your communication of August
3, in relation to Sun Pedro Harbor.
"The inquiry you propound, which will
be stated hereafter, grows out of the pro
vision of the river and harbor act of
180G and a report of a board of engi
neers provided to be appointed by it.
'You express doubts of your duty and
power undei thu act aud report of the
board as to whether the appropriation is
sufficient to provide for a harbor both
of commerce and refuge. After aomu dis
cussion, you say:
" 'it i.s possible, however, that in order
to com jilt; 10 this harbor for commerce and
of retuge there may he private subscrip
tions by those wno are financially inter
ested in the matter, to enable the build
ing of the break-water, and also to create
or deepen the inner harbor and approach
to the same. The opinion of the Attorney
General Is tbetoiore respectfully requested
as to wr.etl.er the War Department would
be justified in advertising for the whole
work and in making a depth of twenty
live reet Instead of thirty feet as sug
gested in my communication of May IS
heretofore referred to (which would be
ami-Jo, in my opinion, for the present
commerce or the Pacific centering there),
and also for an inner harbor (harbor ..f
comment of say, half the dimensions
named in my letter of 31ay 18).'
"This inquiry, maybe, should be answered
in the negative, b'ut I think the law and
your powers under it and as determined
by the report or tin. ti.urd may be con
sldcred more broadly."
Here lollows the provision of the river
nud harbor act.
The Attorney General continues:
"The statute, therefore, provided for .1
deep water harbor for commerce and of
refuge at one of two places Sau Pedro
.r I'ort Los Angeles; and the appointment
0' a board to select the place and de
tcrmmevhe plans of improvement."
"It will oe observed that the powers of
the board ate large.
"There i a limitation of the amount to
lie expended; In all else the judgment of
the board is free. They decide between
the places and the contracts of the Set;
retary of War are to be 'according to
the project reported by them.' The de
cision of the board is final as to loca
tion, and it shall be their 'duty to mase
plans, specifications and estimates for
said Improvement, and upou their report
the Secretary of War may make contracts
fcr the completion of the improvement
according to the project reported
by them. The law itself, besides, indi
cates tlie project. Both the places men
tioned are opon ruadbteads; In both, there
fore, a breakwater is necessary to make
protected v.ater a harbor of refuge an J
this may be a harbor of commerce as
well. Obviously so at Port Los Augele-5,
as we shall see.
"The report is -voluminous too notch o
to be quoted, and yet it can hardly be
understood any other way. The double
function of the board to select and hence
compare sites and report plans for both
led them Into comments and coiiipantoiiB
and an Intermingling or considerations
somewhat confusing, nor did they ac
ciraielr discriminate that which was to be
Government work from that which was
to lie the work of private enterprise, or
that which was ueceary now and that
which might become to with the advance
of 1 hut aud trade. I do not think, how
ever, iliat tlie quays or piers or wharves
or the excavation of the docks formed by
them arc a part of the project reported.
They are the means by which private
enterprise may avail Itself of tbe project.
Some piers were already so erected at
Port Los Angeles. They were the property
of the Southern Pacific company and were
to rcpiutti so. Tlie law only required that
other transportation companies should be
allowed to ube them, but, however, 'upon
such just and equitable terms as should
be agreed on, or If agreement fail "then
to lc determined by tlie Secretary oT War.'
"From a earerul consideration of the
report of tbe board, I am of the opinion
that the project reported by them Is a
breakwater, anti that It fulfills the pro
vision of the law, and will make within its
meaning a harl.-or for commerce and of
refuge. Respectfully yours,
T1JK KiSNTlTCKV HHIBERT CASKS.
Evidetico Atrniuut Dr. TJunter mid
Ex-Cons 1'csmnn J. JJ. TVTlsun.
Fmnkrort, Ky., Sept. 16. The trial of
the int uclmcnU against D r. Godfrey II enter,
es-Congressniftn .1. H.Wilton, E.T.Franks,
Noel Games and Thomas Tanner foralleged
inuspiric.v lo Lnt.e j!.intl.er? ol M.e Jts
lature, was hecun before Judge Cantrill
today. The indictment against Tanner
Tanner was the main witness for the
commonwealth. He testtfled that he
W8S summoned to nunter'sroora the night
of April 1. Dr. Hunter requested hlir. to
accompany him to the residence of Cap
tain !0"l Gaines. He said he had heard
l"r Hunter make tbe statement to Gaines
that i:e wuiiied to Din lirr u-& U,
support him for Senator He had subse
quently accompanied Wilson to Caplaiu
Gaines, aud Wilson displayed $15,000 in
three package of $3,000 each.
These- should lie given for the three
necessary votes to elect. Franks had
told Mm that Representative Johns, of
Floyd, wanted $1,000, but be could ba
bad for less. Franks said Representa
tives Gosvim aud Clark could be had
because Hunter's election would dispose
of hli contest against Congressman Rhea.
He told of alleged agreements about plac
ing the money to be delivered when tha
votes were cast.
Other wines-ses were Graham Vreeland
Senator Willis m C'dik, Dr. J. It Buumcs,
J.M. Aluson,.!. H Stuart and John Gaines:
Clark v'lud Uautnes testified to seeing
Hiintei and Tanner going toward Gaines'
Tlie defense pleaded not guilty, and is
trying to establish a conspiracy on the
part of Gaines, Blackburn and Bradley to
defeat Hunter for Senator.
The following statement was given out
"I have no hesitation in sayiug that I
do not hold Senatoi Blackburn, Senator
Goebel, r any or his frit-ntis responsible iu
any wav ns originating this consplracy
againottic (Signed.) W.G.HUKTBR,"
fFrom the Xew York Tribune.)
"My first client," said M. Chaix d'Est
Auge at the dinner table of a prosperous
bourgeois. ''was the greatest scoundrel un
hung -a bad egg any "way you took him.
But I got him orr He was the black
sheep of a good family, and his convic
tion would have made a great tcandai."
Toward the close of tbe dinner a pom
pous, important personage etiteied, and
as the host was about to Introduce him
to the advocate, he said: "Oh, I need
no Introduction to M. d'Est Auge. 1 was
bis firt cli'iiit."
A Mysterious Providence. -(From
the Boston Journal.)
"My husband was very sick last night."
"Effects of the heat?'"
"So: we couldn't understand it. He says
that all day he hadn't ealen anything but
orn, cucumbers and watermelon and he
hadn't drank anything but beer, buttermilk
I and lemonade-"
10th, 11th and F Sts. N. W.
And for today tliere'3 a
multitude of odds and
ends, short lengths,
broken sizes and assort
ments and all sorts of
remnants, and in our de
termination to close out
everj'thing; a bit sum
mery we have marked
them at very low prices
for quick selling-.
2,000' Opaque "Window Shades,
in all the desirable colors, 2
yards long and 37 inches wide,
mounted on spring rollers, com
plete with fixtures and ready to
What remains of our Summer Flowors
about three score bunches reduced from
50c, 75c. and Sl.00 to 10c. a bunch
43 Women's Fine Organdie, Lawn anil
Lappet Shirt Waists, white laundered col
lars, all sizes- Reduced rrom S1.90 to 39c.
37 Women's Fine Lawn Wrappers. braid
and lace trimmed. Sizes 3G, 38, "40, 42.
Reduced rrom 51 5 to 69c. each.
2 Girls' Xavy Blue Bathing Suits, braid
trimmed, size 8 years. Reduced from
$2.25 to $1.00 each.
17 Girls Fine Lawn and Dimity Dresses,
lace, embroidery and pique trimming
Sizes 6, 8, 10,12.14. Reduced from ?3.12
and $3-75 to $1.90 each.
1 Woman's Silk-and-wool Mixed Sepa
rate bkirt- iteduceu from $8.75 to $3.00.
i) All-ltnen Crash Bicycle Skirts, 8
rows or stitching around bottom. AH
sizes. Reduced from S1.4S to 6&0. each.
9 Girls Grass Linen Waists, large sailor
collars, braided- Sizes 6, S, 10, 12. Re
duced from $1-90 to 25c. each.
3 Girls' Fine All-wool .School Reefers,
braid trimmed, fine cloth. Sizes 4, 10, 12.
Reduced rrom $5.00 to $2.5)5 each.
1 Girls' Tan Covert Cloth Reefer, lined
with fine figured taffeta silk. Size S
y-ars. Reduced from $10.00 to $4rc.
1 Black and White Dock Eton JaokeC
Stze36. From aS6.75sult. Redueed to 76ft.
11 very fine All-wool Medium-weight
Suits, heavy enough for fall wear. Sizes
4, 5. 7, S and 10. Reduced from $3.3a,
$450 and $5.00 to $2.S0 each.
10 fine All-wool Bicycle aud Golf Stilts.
Sizes 12, 14, 15, 17, IS and 19. Reduced
from $is.50 to $350 each.
3 All-wool Doable-breasted Suits. Sizes
-1 and 3. .Reduced from $2.50 aad $3.00
to $150 each.
b All-linen Suits, handsomely trimmed.
Size 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, d and 10. .Reduced
from $5.00 and $6.00 to $250 eacl.
7 Dark Bine Striped Galatea Suits, pret
tily trimmed wish white braid. Sizes 3,
4,5 and 6. Reduced from $1.25 and $.00
to ClK each.
11 or fine Washable Km Suits. Sbes
2, 2 1-2, 3, 4 and 5. Reduced, from $1.68,
$1.75 and $2.00 to 68c each.
5 Washable Blouse Suits. Sizes 3, 4
aud 6. Reduced from 50c and 89c to 39c
1 Children's White Pique Dress, broad
divided sailor collar, with rows of Inser
tion, ruffle of emiiroidery on collar, plaited
skirt. Reduced from $4.00 to $2.75.
3 Navy Blue Lawn Dresses, white yoke
and sleeves, ruffles over tha shoulders, em
broidery on neck and sleeves. Reduced
from $150 to 75c each.
10 Pink and Blue Lawn Dresses, yoke
or tucks and insertion, ruffles on the yoke,
pmbroldery on neck and sleeves. Eedaced.
from $1.00 to 50c each.
1 rink Shirred Mult Hat, trimmed with
two rows of embroidery aad white satin
riblwn. Reduced from $3.00 to $1.00.
3 Shirred Pink and Blue Figured Lawn
Sun Bonnets, ruffle edged with embroidery.
Reduced from $1.25 to 50c each.
7 pairs Women's Welt Oxfords, pafc tip
Sizes 3 A 2. 3 1-2, 4 1-2 and 6 C 5 1-2
aud 6 D. Reduced from $2.25 to $1.50
9 pairs Women's Oxfords, coin toer pat
tip. Sizes 7 A-6 1-2 and 7 B-2 C 6 t-2
and 7 D -3 and 8 E. Reduced from 2.00
to $1.00 pair.
19 pairs Women's Oxfords, opera toe,
pat. tip. Sizes 4 and 7 A 5 1-2 and 7
B-3 1-2. 4, 6 and 0 1-2 C- 6 and 6 1-2 D
3, 6, 7 aud 7 1-2 E-4 and 7 EE. Re
duced from $2.00 to $1.00 pair.
9 pairs Misses Kangaroo Calf Button
Shoes. Sizes 11 to 13 1-2 A 1. 1 L-2
and 2 A. Reduced from $2.00 to $1.25
5 pairs Misses' Welt Button Shoes. Pic
toe, pat. tip. Sizes 11 to 13 A. Re
duced from $2.00 to $1.25 pair.
1 French China Dinner Set, few pieces
missing. Reduced from $30.00 to $20.00.
1 Carlsbad China Tea Set. few pieces
missing. Reduced from $5.00 to $4.00.
2 dozen Decorated Carlsbad China Soup
Plates. Reduced from $2.10 to $1.50
1 odd Decorated Carlsbud China Platter.
Reduced from $1.25 to 95c
2 odd Decorated Basins. Reduced from
85c to 65c each.
3 small Japanned Tea Pots. Reduced
from 25c to 15c each.
5 Decorated English Forcelain Sugar
Bowls. Reduced from 50o to 25c each.
6 large Feather Dusters, slightly" dam
aged. Reduced from S5c to 40c each.
2 Sheet Iron Angel Cake Pans. Reduced
from 40c to 30c each.
1 Fancy Square Clothe Hampcr.sllghtly
Milled. Reduced from $2.25 to $1.50.
1 3-burncr Gas Stove, slightly damaged
Reduced from $3.00 to $2 00.
3 Dish Pans, slightly damaged. Re
duced from 25c lo 15c each.
1 Jardiniere Basket on Stand, soiled. Re
duced from 50c to 35c
1 Work Basket on Stand, soiled. Re
duced from 73c to ,50c.
2 Clothes Baskets. Reduced from 33c
to 25c each.
2 Fruit Presses, slightly damaged. Ua
duced from $1.50 to 50c each.
Woodward & Loturop.