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THE MORNING TIMES, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1897,
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTBMI1KP- 22, 1S97.
Ttoere is ample evid-nee that Mr. Bryan
Is txles Uwt the Deiuocrcyof Greater
New York should reaffirm the Chicago
platform, nd tittit he 65 exiiratel
himself to kml leaders of tile party la
the MHStropuHs. In vie of U oonsidera
UtHi, "H'Mch, we are MUteffcd, amounts to
a fet- well known u the Grand -Sachem
and other red Indian uMtgaiUs of Tatn
nijMiy Halt, we woald tit: to as ritem
wletter or nor they iuteud u ignore the
dere of Mr. Bryan in lias r-epeet,and, In
so delRg. onrnetively ipnore the na
tlenel Iea4erj4iip -jf Mr. Bryui personally,
wMcta the masses of tle tutrry everywhere
ulear to concede without question . and
wMi entiiubtabUc dovotteji-
If it is on tfce TMiiwwuy pttigr&ni to ig
nore tooth the platform it&d candidate of
ISCS.in 1997 as there are good reasons
for beheviftg Is tle ea whas will bs
the pKcy of the & organization in
19M? "WiH it be eqsaUy ready thi to
do tte jswiw thinp? TMt- qtK-Mion ie of
imprcanoe, becawe war fewmrJedse mil
obrvatttoH tf Ue nutlonal Unoorscy in
Uie M9t jtMtUle tici in tl -oncluSkm tlwt
Mr. BryB wlH be a swely tit: candidate
iib Ji4.feuUH6M) as luacta the hole hue
Ukr as ho JHd it wer lat yen? .
Pan Ue Stnte exjierwacj of dUe New
Yrfc UeuKK-racy in 1& may lead Hie
TaHy lKsfts to thinK UmZ they can do
wkfiti they please at tiii ooavesiieatseaoaa
ad at tltc mc tttns rmcd tt,e future
witti txmbined cqwtHMMiry aai Impunity.
It witf be remembered that tbey held a
S4te :-omKSHoa Mod adopted one -et of
pcHieNOK before the Chkjrc. coii'-eatfou.
wtiich, after ttoat event, tbt-y changed for
aacMiitar sst, iaatitrScliy opposite to the
first, in a hecond cottTetttfOB. rosrfbly
Utey imagine that fa handy a triek may
he pfctyed ms otbem. a& aeoewary. They
wt t(it. tottwwer, that is 1S90 it did
not prev& toe the very ba way yf carry
ing Um: Siate.
Out artier qoery: "H'itl the Tammany
leadcuE iMfwnt ihe ooantry how they
cab wjatre their stroed aad aliened
BcMocrfccy wiUillie nmdeufctbJe fact that,
wSPc te nutioHal leader of tbe party ami
niHOty-niHe per o?nt of its voters call for
absolute aAd Itoaest adbereiui- to Its plat
form utl priootples, U.ey arc laying them
belvea ea to tti? jtmcse of trying to Mill
it o to te gwWbolterKWho betrayed, de
serioa ?uid honied to defeat it in the
latent Pre-Iten'Ul cawpalgsi?
It o?c to s if Ucy should fiuallj In
sist hjkhi Kch a coiu-f-e, succeu: in whjdi
w4M)iti pace te "Vall-jrf traitors in prac
tical control ef tte oranfiio in Greater
Ke York, that there may be ejitHieh real
Democrats )n Uat city to follow tlieir ex
aio$b4f 'xsuona," tolgirore them, and
to oefoal ttwir cxHitipiracy.
More Power to Our Xnvy.
JWhateror differences wemayliave with
tbc Admiolstratiofi in other matters, wo
nris qoifaela agreement with Iheundemood
desire of I'reeMeot McKiirtey to tocrease
the Hiutol force of the American nation
Hwti Mart It upon an upward movement
toward the portion of not only a fir&t
timmb. but Ue first, naval power of the
wortci. On more than one occasion this
journal lia wsed Uu.t, in the struggle
ftr exlsteic whick has growa to he one
utowuca ihpes, even more tlma between
iiMtUviitMaiK of the Mime people, ur only
llc of sunival exists ia or ability co
bccure a eoorroous foreign Ctiounercc for
UtC OtspwiMou of our surplus productions;
x Umt iarolycaonot be ef fecial without
Amorieaui boUoms to carry it and a great
Amoritsui Navy to iiroteot it from tho
aaitMOUy ot couapetiug watioas, wiwse
ppepe' irea4 Its dominant exteuMon will
It is wlifc oontpleie catis faction, there
fore, that -we find it reported tbat at
the next ieson of the CoHgress, Presi
deat Mdvmley wiH recommend a liberal
afipropriattoit for the ninAmcnt f oar
auxiliary fleet of crwsers, amounting m.
iu.h i.-r to twery eight. Included in this
dlritien ef our naval esrablishaient are
eeml splendid first raters, like tho oceau
Ilnwis,St Ioflls, St. Paul, Paris, and New
Xork, of tho Internaaoual Navigation
Company. The heaviest or these ships are
the Purls andXew York. When in Govern
ment oommtfcU.ii, each wiiibe armed with
twelve six Inch pans, six six-pounders, and
six machine guns
The estimate of the Bureau of Ordnance
is that it will take to arm the auxiliary
vc-smjIs thus far inspected and classified?"
1G Cinch. 27 Gluch.and 104 4-inch rapid
fire guns; 54 G-miuiders und 8 1-pounder
rapid fire puns; and 112 maoliine guns.
To push the armament ot this branch of
the service, it b believed that the Congress
-will be asl:cd to appropriate $500,000
for the next year, and an equal amount
annually until "the task is completed.
Mr. McKinley also is credited with au in
tention to urge upon the National Legisla
ture a material increase in the number of
our battleships and torpedo boats
In all suob movements, tills journal will
be Tilth him most heartily.
rf.. i , , ti -.
j nc: i uuitiuru xeJLisiiiucr,
The Kew York "World as well asjtnfparis
Temps appears preniaturejto have re
garded a frieudlr talkjcjjtvvcen Gen. Stew
art L. AYooOrorunrtfthe Dukeot Tctuan as
an ultlniatnmTjie ktory tiiat our minister
told, arjt wa. in.structed to tell, tho
sPJ?!:i&SOverni!ient that it must brlnt; the
?uban war to a rlofce by the end ot Octo-
Jer, it. too much opposed to the ordinary
methods of fliplonmtic intercourse to gain
even partial credence. But the World
jumps to the conclusion that something
amounting to that hah happened, and that
the in teatloiH1- to create a warlike situation
exactly two day. !efore the Ohio election.
That mac such Intention has been enter
tained and still is, we have little reason
to doubt, but we are equally aire that it
lias not yet developed from anything that
Gen W.rtford yet has aid to the Spanish
foreign luiuiKcr. There is probability
in amended stories .ent from Europe yes
terday to tlie effect that the Duke of
Tetuau was informed that the American
Government witnessed with alarm the
wanton destruction of American aa well
as of all propetty within his contzoi by
Captla General "Weyler, and that Spain
muffl consider the impossibility ot a pro
longation or such a feituation.
That is si veiy different matter to the
ultimatum of t time limit, and one which
would lie unnecessary to the main purpose
at pr?nt. It is quite likely that some
time in Ocloler Gen. Woodford may be
inhtiucted to demand an answer to this
preliminary presentment, and, not receiv
ingil.make tlie eaglescreamabouta week
Iwfote tlie election. That is conceivable,
but even that will not mean either war or
Intervention, unless such measures should
be forced upon Mr JlcICinley by such an
ebullition of Spanish rage as the Queen
Regent's government would not dare to
ignore. In au event like tliat, of cour.se
the Administration might have to do
f juiethiug thit forever would wreck the
liopes and designs of the Spanish-Cuban
rnKidholders and the Sugar Trust.
Foi that very reason it Is not worth sup
posing that Mr. MoKinley will be allowed
to plunge into war; nor that the Acarraga
ministry will allow itself to get any madder
Ulan it is compelled to for advertising pur
poses Biehtif the high contracting parties
las an interest in the preservation ot
peace, to the end that the war may be
terminated without the concession of
Cuban independence, and in a manner to
take care at once of the Spanish debt, and
tire deal In connection with it by which
combination would stand to
clear a hundred pillion dollaru.
There is another and a political inter
est which the two Administrations have
in the situation at the moment. Azcarraga
wants to strengthen himself and the throne
before his country by displaying patriotic
hostility to the United States, while it is
unnecessary to remark that the Hanna
Administration depends upon American
delestatiifi of Spanish atrocities and in
famy to help it in Ohio. All these interests
and political necessities create a status
of great difficulty.
Y.'e earnestly hope that victorj of the
Cuban arms and Spanish madness may
combine to bring an American policy out
ot the dark closet, and that, through it,
Cuba may 'be free and the Spanish debt,
together with the bond and sugar con
spiracy, wiped out forever.
A I-cndou paper is Just now devoting
space to the question whether the modern
woman can dam. Everybody knows thas
the old tashioucd woman could and did,
and the lamp-lit bours which she used to
while away In that occupation make one
sigh at the thought ot them. The mission
of thcold-fashioned woman was very largely
to fill up the holes which other people
made Other people, having no concern
about) these holes, Were .sometimes very
reckless in making them. This is true in
many metaphorical way.s.
But as" to th4 question of darning, pure
and simple, it is probably true that the
modprn woman doesn't do so much of it
as her grandmother did. Careless people
jump to the conclasion that it is because
she s learning Latin and Greek, or work
ing in offices, or something. But that isn't
all of It.
In the old times, when grandmothers
knit stockings with strong, sure stitches,
and one of the questions invariably asked
about a gown in buying it was whether
it would wear, darning was a necessity.
It would not do to throw away a pair of
hand-knit long hose? because there was a
three-come reti tear In them, and a skill
ful uecdlewoiiiau could patch and repair
almost any garment so that, as Bobbie
Bums said, "auld claes looked amalst as
weel's the nev--.' "When stockings were
$1.50 a pair they had to be darned, un-
-lesa one had a fortune to spend on foot
coverings; and they were worth it.
N'owadays it is different. The modern
hose go all to pieces at once, like the
oue-hoss shay, though not for the same
reason. A modem garment gives out
fin half a dozen places at once, and If it
is patched, the rest of it gives way round
tnc patches. It is actually more economi
cal to buy a pair of shoes than to have
the old pair mended. Things are not
made to last. They are made to look
well until they come to need mending,
and then it is just as wed to throw them
away. All part3 are made to go to
pieces simultaneously. An evenings
careful work with needle and thread nets
the worker about ten cents. Many women
are very sensibly concluding that there
arc other vays in which they can use
that time and strength, to save or earn
more than ten centb. And while the pres
ent manufattuiiug methods continue, this
is likely to bo tlie case. It may end in
our all wearing paper clothes, which will
not be washed, iruned, or mended, as Mr.
Bellamy piopheclcs in his latest book.
The g'Tlous illness ot the Hon. CbrtWes A
Dana, the veteran editor of thcfp8"iXor,C
Sun, and formerly Assistant-Secretary of
"War under President Uncoln, will excite
widespread Inlerea6aiidy'Patuy through
out political and newpapcr circles every
where in tlilh country. Mr. Dana has had
n long career of public service, in the course
lilch he has been a typical American
partisan, giving and taking knocks with
equal avidity, and he has made enemies as
well as frieudr. But his strong, character
and l'igl Intellectual ability, as well us tho
faithful service he .rendered his country
at a critical period, are recognized and
will nut he forgotten. It is to be hoped
that he mn y recover his heal th an d strength,
Lnt at his age It is not a bright outlook.
Tlie border war in northern India appears
to be about as lively as ever, tlie tribesmen
showing great determination and courage,
stud picking off British officers at a range
of a thousand yards, to theastonishmcnt
of UTcr Majesty s commandlngof ficers The
brigades of Gen. Jeffreys and Sir Bindou
Biood are moving. on parallel lines against
the Afridis, but without conclusive results
so far. notwithstanding the serious en
gagements heretofore reported.
Tho great army ot the unemployed edu
cated is again on the road. This par
ticular paragraph refers to the young men
and women turned out by our educational
Institutions. Most ot them have been
taking a sun-mer vacation, to rest and
look for work, and now they are really
looking for wotk in earnest. Some of
them have found it; some of them aie
about to discover, to their great sorrow
and ir-dignation, that a college diploma
does not count for much In their father's
business. Some ot them of the feminine
gender are going to weep over the dis
covery that college did not teach them
how to manipulate pots and pans, or un
derstand a husband, without some experi
ence; all of them, except those fortunate
souls who worked for their education and
know what business means already, are
destined to more or less disillusion. It
is all very well to find fault with the
colleger, but Jt is not Jheir fault that
their giaduates have so much to learn
alKiut a business life. There is no way
In which a practical knowledge ot the
business world can be obtained except by
working In it for a living; and one cannot
do that and study science and language
at the same time. But one thing would
help to lessen the difficulties of the ex
isting situation, and that is, a proper
attitude toward tlie young folk who are,
as ihcy said in their graduation essays,
on the threshold ot life. A girl fresh
from college remarked the other day that!
she believed two dozen people had said
to her ?ince last June:
' "We shall expect a great deal of you
And that is depressing, for the world Is
cot to be conquered in a day, and to know
that more is expected of one than one can
possibly do is food for sadness.
It is a little peculiar, if not suggestive,
that one of the two Pennsylvania justices
who issued the warrants for the arrest of
Slierif f Martin and his deputies should have
been Judge Lynch. We are very much
afraid that if the miners ot the llazletou
district were consulted, no other member
of the judiciary would be allowed to con
duct the proceedings.
One of the prettiest retorts controversial
ever made it attribute to a small citizen
of Cldcago. He was a little negro news
boy and engaged In an altercation with
another newsboy. The latter had a glib
tongue aud a large vocabulary, and he
talked and talked and talked. The epi
thets and objurgations of the street flowed
forth In a continuous blue streak from his
lips. The small darkey leaned against a
fence and listened until his antagonist
stopped, out of breath. Then he said:
"Is you through?"
"Yes. Now what"
"lou alnt got nuffln more to say?"
""Well, all dem things what you called
Ihis argument is recommended to the
man who would like to come out on top in
the present New York fight.
CLOSE OF THE SILVER CAMP.
Preacher Small Discourse on
N Means to Save the Xntiou.
Springfield, Ohio, Sept. 21. -At the sil
ver camp meeting today the morning
speeches were made by Stephen I). Wil
liams, of Grand Rapids; Jacob Farlow.
ot Van "Wert, and Frank Cantell, ot Cri
cago, who presented the many phases of
Judge Schell, of Upper Sandusky,
was chairman this afternoon. Rev.
Sam Small, the well-known evangel
1st, spoke for over two hours
on, "What Must This Nation Do
to be Saved?" He said" "The people must
believe in l.imatallism and throw overthe
Jonah, Mark Hanna. Jim Blaine went to
heaven believing that there was money in
the Constitution, and he won't know any
ditference until Marie Hanna gets there
to tell him he is wrong. I am afraid his
ignorance will be eternal."
Before Mr. Small was through talking
the large tent was being prepared for re
moval. YS'hut They All Say.
' (From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.)
"Yes, I got out about $50,000 in Yukon
"And the hardships are very great, are
"Great? T should say they were. Thej'
are dmply insurmountable. If you have
a friend who thinks of going, get 0"tt your
knees aud beg him not to do it."
"I suppose you'll settle down here?"
'Me? Oh, no. I've got to go back in
(From the Philadelphia Record.)
She Pcor woman, she was awfully em
barrassed. Her hairpins came out and her
hair fell down over her shoulders.
He I should think she'd liker it. It
must have been charmingly disheveled.
She You don't understand. It fell off
One of fie oldest postofflcI5-',lpl'c'toi,
in the service said ycsterXatt f
of Uogansville. Ua.v,f5l,e ' "gro ':
j.v,.... ..- .... i"'iv;VY.... .1. .-! t-
iVuJ" c " " i""1- e-Memenu
tried similar appointments, but was
crmfPCI,e'- t0 Jihanuon them. This va
o f'ecauss or local objection to the col
ored inwimsters, but unfitness or the col
ored brotberTor the handling of caMi. This
ituptctor gave f.me illustrations of tho
trouble "Wanaumker had. Henry P. Cheat
ham, now the recorder of deeds for tho
District, a $500 office, to which he wan
appointed by McKinley, was in Congress
from the Second North Carolina district
in the early days ot the Harrison Adminis
tration. Being elected to Congress by the
colored vote. Cheatham insisted on having
a division ofthe prutoffices among the
wiutes and ncgoeti. There were 142 post
officer in the tli-irrict, and Cheatham said
lie would let tlie white Republicans have
nearly all ofJiQit, all ho asked for the
negroes was six or eight places. This
t umet a modest request, und "Wunamaker
compiled. Cheatham was foxy. "When he
brought in hts.llstihr had a colored mun
elated for eacji of the half dozen large
towns, and allowed the white Republicans
to take all tlie rest. Most or the latter
were sltuatedin tho'turpentineregionsalong
the e.-.ttern coatst, and none of them would
pay 100 a year.--.
It w.v not three months before the fun
began. Fiist tlie colored postmaster at
llucky Mount got into trouble. He was a
young colored swell, who had been a
henchman of Cheatham. The handling ot
money orders or any other funds was an
unusual luxury to him. He got short over
$700, and was sent to the Albany peniten
tiary, bis white bondsmen making up the
deficit. Three months afterward the
colored postmaster at Halifax was checked
up und found short' nearly SI ,100. He
took up ids lodging at Columbus at the
Government's expense. The postmaster at
"Windsor was short and removed before he
could get so far ahead of the Government,
and without exception the department had
trouble Willi Cheatham's appointees. These
towns were utaout the lest in Cheatham's
district. There were tnuny capable white
men who would have taken the offices.
''It is not every man," said this in
spector, ''who can handle cash and ac
count for it. It is no kindness to nut an
untried colored man in charge of large
sums of money. I don't believe any ot
these colored postmasters In. Cheatham's
disttict would have met such a fate had
they not been submitted to temptations
fav too great for penniless and untrained
men to withstand."
Ex-Congresnnian Outhwalto, of the Co
lumbus, Ohio, district, who became known
because the De:nocr.it?i gave him promi
nence, and who sold out his party after
tho Chicago convention, is in the city to
attend a meeting of tlie board oj fortifica
tions, to which Cleveland apiiointed htm.
It pavo a handsome salary, for whleh he
can alo tlunk the Democratic party, which
he betrayed. Mr. Outhwaite talks jubi
lantly aliout the prospects of Republican
success In Ohio. and says the gold standard
Is the only one that should be upheld in
this country Mr Outhwaite is something
ot a pessimist on the subject of the ticket
of the gold Demociats In his State, and pre
dicts that Mr. Bexter, the candidate for
Goenor, will receive 20,000 votes. Mr.
Outhwaite, however, sees signs of trouble
In Cincinnati, for he admits the Republic
ans aie not In good shape there and may
loe Hamilton county by a lound majority.
There are indications of "trouble" of thq
same soit elsewhere, and Mr. Outhwaite
admits that the Republicans may win tho
State ticket biiV"Iose the'legtsl-uure. That
would not be much of a "victory far tha
"sound money nafcty." whose cause Mr.
Outhwaite so loudly applauds. The State
ticket ineanlittid, while the election of
a DemocratlcregiKlature means the election
of a Deimcnrtic Senator who will vote for
the ftee coinage of mver.
The Democratic 'party will have good
reason to be JatifiMvir it elects the legis
lature. There Is where Democratic votes
are needed. The campaign In Ohio is the
only one beingf ought out on straight Demo
cratic l'nes There whs no dodging by the
Democrats ofthat State as there was in
Maryland. Pennsylvania and Massachu.
setts. It declared Tfor free coinage and
the tenets or-, the 'Chicago platform and
forced the fighting along that linefrom the
start. If iliHeslslolure is olected on that
Iue and the" tide flows back from the
direction in which it swept last year, a
crent victory will have been achieved. It
manors little who the Senator may be.
That he will be an out and out silver man
there is absolutely'no doubt. Ther is like
wise tittle doubt but that Mr. John R.
McLean will be the choice ot the Demo
crats, altliough there are other ambitious
Democrats who would like to fill tiie seat
Mark Hanna has filled for a few .short
months, and which he hopes to fill for
the next six years to come. Still Mr. Mc
Lean has the call on the Ohio Democracy.
He Is tlie pioneer free silver champion in
the State. His paper made the fight for
free silver long before the party Itself
had the indorsement ot the State conven
tion had he desired it. He will undoubtedly
lie clecte d It the Democrats carry the legls:
That the Republicans in Ohio appreciate
the gravity of the situation is not denied
even among tlie members of that party.
Ihey are taking nothing for granted. A
formidable array of speakers has been an
nounced, and in this list are Senators and
Congressmen who have been drafted Into
the service herause of the fear of the ef
fects following theii' refusal to do Han
na's bidding. ' There Is still sufficient
parromge to be distributed to deter these
politicians from defying the wishes of the
Presidential manager- Acting under duress,
therefore, the following public men have
been announced and will soon enter the
State for a grand demonstration: Senators
Nelson of Minnesota, Spooner of Wiscon
sin, Lodge of Massachusetts, Allium of
Iowa, Gear of Io?a, Hurrows of Michi
gan, who bus already attended one or the
Republican frosts; Thurston of Nebraska,
Culloiu or Illinois, who will be required to
cut short a needed rst in Europe to do
Hanna's bidding; Fairbanks of Indiana,
Frye of Maine, and last, but not least,
"Wellington of Maiyland. Of the Repub
licans in tlie House the following are on
tlie official list: Landis or Indiana, Mr
Clcary of Minnesota, Hopkins of Illinois.
Hull and Hepburn, of Iowa, Alexander,
Payne and Rowland BIennerha-set Ma
haueyof New York, Smithof Michigan and
Dalzell of Pennsylvania- Others who have
been -drafted are Pension Commissioner
Evans, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture
Rrighnm, Recorder of Deeds Cheatham,
ex-Senator Bruce of Mississippi, who wants
an office, and who will be kept on the
raurged edee until after the election, and
Charles Emory Smith, of Philadelphia.
An Injunction Gone Crazy.
(From the Minneapolis Tribune.)
It s teported that a. Judge in "West Vir
ginia issued an injunction restraining a
Methodist pastor front lolding Sunday serv
ices and Aveek-dhy prayer meetings, in the
strikers' camp. If this be true it must be
acknowledged that it is carrying "govern
ment by Injiincrjoii" a little tco far. Next
thing we hear some over-zealous Judge will
be trying to cluji an injunction on the
"sates ajar," or to resti-aiu ''the choir
invisible" from discptYrsing heavenly music.
fnntiv Ul-i rtnuiviQi
of a r0or-r?Hiast:-r 1,as b,'en tdtiU'
he said S22&. Pronced trouble. Under
n in-iuiri""nnni5trat,on Jolin Wana-
THE ULTIMATUM SCARE.
Mr, "Woodford's Alleged Final 2soto
to Spain Discredited.
The ultimatum" to Spain was regarded
both In an incredulous and humorous fash
ion yestordayat the State Department, and,
tit fact, in every department, of tlie Govern
ment. It was a patent fake, its rai.yin
d'etre belngthat is an ultimatum was likelv
to be made or sent to Spain one ot these
days, it might just as well be assumed to
have already been fulminated by Mr. "Wood
ford to his grace of Tetuan.
No one connected with the Administra
ti'.n 'believes for a moment that Presi
dent McKinley would be so foolish and
indiscreet as to make a peremptory de
mand on Spain tlie first time his accredited
repieientative held official communication
with the government of Spain.
Such a faux pas could haruly be made
by tlie most ill-advised minister, and it is
not believed hero that Mr. "Woodford has
bc-jn guilty ot any such act. His instruc
tions aie Jn a contrary direction alto
gether, and if he hub done this sort ot
tiling he has taken it upon himself without
the assent ot his homo Government.
Tills is not to be construed as meaning
that tho very thing Mr- "Woodford Is re
ported to have done will not yet be done.
Tills ultimatum will be forthcoming later
on, but not in quite so offensive a manner.
FccJers are to be thrown out and Spain
Is to be given a chance to consider thesug
gcralons of America. If she refuses,
then, of course, if the Administration
means what it says, more severe measures
will necessarily follow, aud this ultimatum
will be issued.
"When that step is taken there will be no
doubt about its authenticity. Ultimatums
?amot be made without the country know
ing it The government ot Spain will see
to it that the information wiilbemade pub
lic. The present party in power in Spain is
aireadv topplingand pieparing to fall. The
only thing that can save it is some crisis
which shall at once weld together all par
ties and cause them for the time to forget
their i,wn divisions.
An ultimatum from America on
lliip. Cuban question would undoubtedly
do this, and, while such an act on our part
would inevitably mean the lass of Cuba,
it would be hailed as a means of salvation
by the shrewd politicians now in command
in rfpain, who are anxious to perpetuate
their own pow er more than they are to save
the Island to the governemnt.
For this reason, as the negotiations pro
ceed, it is safe to assume that as the
.situation becomes more acute, the more
accurate will be the news that leaks out
and con- es back to this side of tlie ocean.
THE BISHOP AND REPORTER.
The ubiquitous American interviewer has
met his match. It has been admitted by
most intelligent people that the American
interviewer can aoouer or later extract
from any man all that he knows on any
subject, onlv give him time enough. Cer
tain varieties of the interviewer are not
careful to preserve the victim's self
complacency widle doing this. This is
always unfortunate, and there are public
men who abjure the whole species of
iierviewera on that account.
But it took a bishop to circumvent the
intcr-iewer in an absolutely harmless and
consistent wav. This bishop came over
on the same st-am-.-r with Richard Croker,
and since tlie public displays the greediest
and moffc cousummg anxiety to know
what Mr. Croker means to do about the
political future of New York, tlie bishop,
among other people, was interviewed. If
Mr. Croker had been entertaining his
traveling companions with rose-colored
visions of the future, the world wished
to know what they were.
The reporter bemiu, quite unconcernedly,
by asking the bishop it he knew Mr.
The bishop said "Wuugh."
Then the 'eporter, mistaking this for
the Colorado form or yes, inquired if the
bishop didn't think Mr. Croker a strong
and straightforward man.
The bishop said "Waugh."
The rciKirter said Mr. Croker must have
beet: very popular on board the ship.
The bMiop answered "Waugh."
Then the reporter thought he eouldrnake
up aiwut as good an interview as that
himself, and hurriedly remarked, Good
day," "Wnugh," said the bishop.
There is no patent on this system so
far as heard from, and there needn't
be. for as the Interviewee is usually quite
as anxious to get into print as tlie In
terviewer is to put him there, few peo
ple will need to follow the tactics of the
bishop ot Colorado. But they are there,
tdl the same, to follow.
Mi:N SEALED XTV IN THE MTNE.
Miner "Who Tlnve No Avenue of Es
cape Left Open.
rjirrxilngbain, Ala., Sept. 21. The burn
ing mine at Dell El! en- Bibb County, in
which a number of men are entombed, has
beeu sealed up in order to smother the fire,
which makes it impossible for those iu
the mine to escape alive, as all air la
This was doue only after long and futile
efforts to reach imprisoned miners. It
is now believed that no less than nine
men are in the mine. Five are certainly
Tliey arc HerbiTt Foley, Herrman Kramer
William Fairfax, Henry Reeves, and Frank
James. The Company officials deny that
mom than five lives have been lost, but
th.' impression, is growing that there are
p. t least nine men imprisoned In thfmine.
(From the Chicago Post.)
"I tell you, sir," said tho realist, "I
djn't believe in takings anything for grant
ed. In other words, I don't believe in
anything that I can't see."
"Am I to understand," returned the
denlKr, "that you never huve kissed a
girl in the dark?"
Thus we see that the theories of a realist
may go down lcrorc the realism of a
''The warmest day thatlean remember,"
said the old wag Temhiiscently, "was one
in August '5G. On that day it was so all
fired hot that, going out of the room for .a
minute, when 1 leturned my father was
One Remote Opinion.
'From the New York Tribune.)
The raniily jars which have rerently
h.iken the Republican organization in
Maryland from center to circumference
seem, on tlie whole, to have improved
rather than marred the prospect of party
victory next November in that State.
A Serene Chicago Pun.
(Tn-m the Chicago Dispatch.)
The erection of a manufactory for the
making of artificial eggs Is nothing new.
Everybody is familiar with the egg plant.
FOR SALE, ItENT
slightly used up
rights.f rom $150 up.
A SHORT CABINET SESSION.
Spain und tho Yukon Situation tho
Topics Under Discussion,
There was a short Cabinet meeting yes
terday, after which it was declared that
nothing but routine business was trans
acted. The only exception to the alleged
routine was that Secretary Alger had
taken up and discussed plans for the re
lief of miners in the Yukon Valley this
winter The discussion was not general.
Notwithstanding these expected denials
and diplomatic evasions, everybody believes
that the lust meeting ot the Cabinet was I
not devoted to "routine" and the considera
tion of a subject which could not
have possibly been disposed of until
further Information had been received
from the Yukon.
Thf-re was a widespread Impression that
Spain anil America wasthe topicin chief at
the meeting. As a matter of fact, it was.
Mlttiatthepublicknew before tho meeting
of the Cabinet was that Mr. Woodford
had ' .seen Tetuan." It was also under
stood that there Had been other dispatches
from Mr. Woodford, which bad been carried
over totheAVhlteilous.'inthe Inside pocket
or the Secretary of State.
An attempt was made to get the sub
stance or" these dispatches from Judge Day,
the lirst Assistant Secretary or State.
Judge Day, however, would not assent,
but he left the impression that the news
was important, without the qualification of
"if true.' - Ho would not discuss the sit
uation even hypothetically.
Theie was another official, however,
who suld that the mere fact that the
President was going away last night was
tangible proof that there wis nothing
acute in the situation, that is, In the
opinion of the President and Cabinet. It
can be assumed, lie said, that Mr. Woodford
was uot Instructed hy America to get
money out of Snalulnstead of talkiugabout
vhe freedom of Cuba.
PIUN'CK BISMARCK'S OPINIONS.
The Present Stutns of France, Eng
land and Germany in Europe.
(From the London Times.)
Prince IHimarck lias become prolific in
interviews of late. His critics, indeed, ac
cuse him or giving-way to the garrulous-nes-s
or age. Some Interesting bits of his
tory liaf been made public In connection
with Home of his comments upon current
events. Discussing the Franco-Russian al
liance the GuutoH represents him as say
"The chief topic of conversation be
tween the Fmperor and the Czar, as well
as between the Czar and M. Faure, must
huve turned o:i the subject of Englaud
Iu spite of the slight sympathy for tlie
selfish policy of England, I fear that all
these effottsat Peterhof have been made
quite in vain. A serious, active, working
entente, with a very definite program
and a grear deal of penetrating Insight
and tenacity would be required to reach
a result capable of moderating English
pretensions. I am perfectly sure that
Germany, will not compass it, and we
might have to repent undue nagging of
the English As for France, she has not
to complain ot her position in the world,
whh-h she owes as much to her relations
with Russia as to her army, now well
rcoiganizod, ami her prudent and honest
government. I am not an enemy of France,
but tl.e difficulty she finds In accepting
tne fait accompli ot the integrality of
the German empire lias always inspired in
me a prudent mistrust. I said to
Ferry; 'Seek some compensation- Found
colonies. Take outside of Europe what
ever von like; you can have it; and Ferry,
without my ever having sought to create
for him the slightest embarrasument -quite
the contrnry -obtained Tunis-.
"In acting thus I annoyed not only the
Euglish, hue our friends- the Italians, as
well If Jules Ferry had not understood
ine, I slio'ild have had some .sufficiently
rmxiou moments in the region ot the
Yovcs, and who knows what would have
occurred? Certainly it would be a very
good Mine to recovei tho Suez Canal and
Egypt from the Engll-h, but I do not be
lieve that in France- there is really any pas
sionate interest in this question. They are
right there, perhaps to wait, for us Ger
mans to become stUl more deeply involved
in our foreign policy, for at present we have
neither leadership nor principles; in fact,
nothing, nr thing whatever. It is a case
ot general groping and waste ot the stores
of Influence which I had accumulated."
Again, in another interview, the ex
cbanccHor discussed the late Empress'
Auguwnwitlm freedom somewhat startling,
perhaps but the pergonal reminiscences he
reveals are mightily interesting.
"That exalted lady, tlie Empress Au
gusta," he tells us, "powerfully con
tributed to tne d"tc riorutioa or my nerves.
She was herself of a ntrvjus, changeable,
and restless nature, was fond of politics,
and at once flamed up if one would not
or could not acquiesce In her plans. The
friction between us b-gan at au early date.
When in '48 the Prince of Prussia (after
ward William I.) wanted to go to England,
nnd I w ished to see liini in order lo advise
him urgently that he should remaiu la rots
dam, as tne whole army and a great part
of tne rural population was on Ills side,
atd as his journey would have badeffects,
she tried to prevent me from obtaining
access to him. She was excited, and, as
she was wont when in that mood, she
slapped her kneo with the palm of her hand
,nd declared to me that, above all things,
she must provide for tlie future ot her son
(afterward the Emperor Frederick.)-
'I subsequently beard of a singular
project which had been hatched In the
palace. "V Incke came to me in the Diet
and said he intended to bring forward a
motion conferring the regency on the
Princes of Prussia (Augusta), and he
asked me what I thought of Jt. I in
quired why in the world the Prince ("Wil
liam) sl-ou'd not tc regent. The prince,
Vincke titoue'lit, had become impossible :u
the country. -All right,' I said, 'if 30U
bring; forward your motion I shall pro
pose to have you arrested for high trea
son ' Tiie motion never came on, because ic
had no chance of success without the
support of the Extreme Right. All this
did not improve my relations AVitii the
princess, nor when slip became queen and
empress could she ever quite conceal her
peculiar grudge against me. Her liking
for every tiling French and Catholic intensi
fied this feeling.
'In course of time there arose at her
court a cafcai which did not invariably
employ iincxceplionablcmefchodstu achieve
its objects, and there was much that I
shoiihi have lieen unable to carry through
unless tlu oldgcntleman who, by the way,
suffered no less tlian I from these things
had always run straight at tho decisive
momen '. These conflicts, however, invol veil
an expenditure ot nervous power, espec
ially when at the period of the constitu
tional Conflict she would have persuaded
the king to abdicate, and I had to make
an energetic appeal to him and point to
his porte epee. I eau safely say that this
protracted ladies' war injured my health
more than, all my public battles fought in
Parliament and in the diplomatic service "
Droop 'k 31 u sic Store
025 m. Ave
tRent) 5-1 and
(Sale) So and
ALL MUSIC AT
10th, 11th and F Sta. N. W.
The proper weights for now,
A goodl' assortment here and
more arriving-daily. Attention
is called to the following- excel
At 25c a garment
Women's Fleece-lined Vests and Tauti-
At 50c a garment
women's Jersey Ribbed Vests, high
neck, long or short sleeves. Pants to
At 30c a garment
Boys and Girls Gray Mixed Vesta,
Pants and Drawers; 30c each for slza
20. Rise of Gc. on each size.
For Bicyclists to wear under shirt waLsts.
They adjust themselves to the form and
are especially desirable when a jacket is
too heavy- We show them in higli neck
and long sleeves -black, white and natural.
New Brownie Suits, new Reef
er Suits, new Fall-weight Reef
ers, new Hats, etc. not all trio
styles we will have, but enoug-h.
to insure a good variety to
A couple special values followt
At 75c value 31 .00
300 pairs Boys' All-wool Trousers, good
patterns and well made. Sizes -t to
15 years- i
vaSues up to S7.50
100 very handsome All-wool Blue Sergo
Sailor Suits, - richly trimmed with
rows of narrow white, red or black
braid. Made in a faultless manner.
Sizes 3 to 11 years. r
R. & Q.
Today we offer a lot of R.?&
G. Bias Corsets at a very spe
cially low price, as follows:
At $1 .25 usually S2
20 dozen E. & G. Bias Corsets, raado
of white coutil, heavily boned, two
side steels, gored hips, Venus back,
finished around top with embroidery.
Also 50 dozen "Women's Fine
At 50c each
women's Outing Cloth Gown3, Hub
bard style, turn-over collar and cuffa"
neat light blue and pink checks ana
stripes. These garments are also ex
tensively used for Bath and Lounging
Itobes, and are excellent for the nurs
ery and sickroom and for railway tra vol
All sizes in the lot.
We have ready for today's
selling- a number of extraordi
narily good values in Household
Linens, etc., and name the following-,
some of which cannot be
offered again this season:
Comforts, covered with best quallty
sllkoline, filled with soft, pure cottofir
plain or zephyr edge- f
Usual price, $2.00 each.
11-4 White Wool Blankets-eachblankett
bound singly, with two-Inch white silk
binding. An exceptional value.
At S5.00 each
Down Comforts, full size, oovered
with fine sateen, filled with odorless
down -warranted not to shedthedown-
At 55c each
Sheets made of one ot the best high
grade muslins; 2 1-4. yards wide and
2 1-2 v yards long, with 2 and 1-lnch
hems; all ready for use.
At 122C each
1,000 Muslin rillow Slips to match
above Sheets. Sbse 221-2x3G Inches.
These prices are much less
than the actual cost of the mate
rial by the yard and are not
likely to be repeated.
At 1 5c each, $1 .75 doz.
Hemstitched Huck Towels, 18x30
inches; extra heavy nnd ready for im
Usual price, 20c each.
We cleanse Lace Curtains and
Blankets perfectly Cur taius,75c
per pair Blankets, $1.50 per
pair. Called for and delivered
Woodward & Lotirop.