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THE TJMJES. 'WASnm&TOJS', TnCTBSDAT. OCTOBER 28, 1S97.
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vwwb&.y, octobbr ss, 1307.
A Deed o Slwine.
Urn. jrcMRcte) the coeuiry wa. oanratu
ifttfoc KtU turn. Mr. McKJnley had shaken
ilttaoteK kxme fiwi. tb oorrapt litfluencet.
ttiett irroaaa Wni and had ordered stopped
tike teftxtomrf haie of the Uition Pacific
Sdhwr. tMy it miptnLiuU. oucetnore
lie Ki haec ibflueaoed against his facUer
im&ipmtml and individual huueety of iaten
tim tnd Xav fjne over, Imive. fo;U and
dnpHW, to the cemr. It Is at jihx
h dtepnlH(fneit aad annf: smpri-e.
!I hu at.e f every Lhiag tht is "Rortli,
tiNwta yiau tJat J, outside f the iKuiiten
ttarjr. irw com it laoaa?
lMKxd of stntoboOuz the iiiterorts of tne
mMmhi In- iioetjpaBiHg the iaiv as a whole
the sale of the kw!h line iu to go on , and
ifee nmqauriznti&H comintaee," numeH,
BoWfT. 1 . P. Korjraii, mid Hcntmgton, arc
la get it.tsi-reel mKh hftween(31evelaid
aHd Uheuveivef:. Theywin Iid tlie amount
of rlie SovorwueHt claim uihmi that pa it
cC the synteoi. Then, hy agreement,"
itlic ealv of the Kkuen 1'acific divhtion wdi
ihe iPoetpo wu.ll Deoember 15,107. It
Might us wcM he poKpotKHl to DecciHlwr
IS, UB071 The ctaitn of tlie Govenone-it
ugaTa the Cmkw Pacific it, $13,000,000.
It aim(4y i iot'rtos that Mr. 3JeKinIe
oowld oauipel the purchausers of tlH muin
llHCto trtce thk pieoe road HsweH.and
paj- off the public liea in toll. That e
dw not fosttnpon it is a maUer or grave
oealdenktioa. The oyndleate do not
"wwat it , atid if tliey are not forced to tR
it hJUj the other, that 5lS.000.0O0 wiU
be 1o. Why?
The Kawsafi Pacific divMoa is a hnk
hetMtten the irip line and what is called
the tfiottver exksustoR. The huter 1. row
In the hands of the "reorgaaiBation 00m-mkiet;-"
Ob the Kahsj. Pacific toere is
a first mortiwe ilea of SyQOO.OOO abeaii
of the Govonuneot chUur.. If the tyndicau;
"were U, he onnend to take litis division,
n9Z with the main line, it wooid hae
t, make a lovestment of about $19,000,
O0. II otM oumttract a irahel line for
Ihjse than half the money. If it can grab
the "wilaaWe part of the property, -and
loavc the Kansas PaeKic on the hand of
the people that oowsimctkHi wiH Ire ar
ranged fr. oaiesB the jobiiers are aide to
te it lu, htter, oa their own terms. Dis
oaaniioted from the main line , the Kansas
Paclfie win n.t hrins the ?C .000,000
flret mortgage hoa, and the $13,000,000
principal and inteiest now due to the
Govertrtueal wiH be lost eternally.
That is theauRlysfc of one of the greatest
jrtHl ioocc viHainous o utrneh ever attempted J
upon the Treasury pf a nation. Wo
btfH have sne hope that Mr. McKiulej
TPiH wot lead his high station, and Ms
4laG&otpr and reputation a& an aonesA
4itlo, to the wickedness.
lf . ! pltc of this rather weak hope, j
'te ahaN powist in doing ho, we shall not
"m -as downhearted as one might suppose.
ihc mm of $1S,000.,000 is a large one;
"l iMsl4y the exposure of Republican
aaUwauI tnaailniml-stration , which the fell
aH U the 4-ymlicati; would uncoier fui
'Zha lntruii cf the Ameiican people.
and che iacvteahle ooiLsequences of that
xjatWji. M'Oat he ortli the money.
SymAij KiVil 3Iovenientj;.
Th hd? of delay, in connection -with
ibMt ejr.,n"inp oris In our relations with
t34a, jdiU aij)carfc agreeable to the Ad
wMwtr.aaa. Malign iufhieiiceb lmHir
a, if wet MeftUcal with, tliose that impel
r GvK-emm"ttt to turn "valnablepubhca
uzvr t c-Mitrfiaitory financial Intereto,
are er at work to prevent any action op
posed to tfec -wishes of 4he Spanish-Cuban
bond and Sugar Trnst combination. So'
we delay and do nothing, trusting tliat
coaiethingor other may turn up to help Air.
JIcKinlfiy n "pacifying the Congress,''
we are driftiag.
Spala ah delays, and .schemes for still
thas gained. Spain is working with th.
energy of despair toputher navy upon a foot
lngBspcrior to .urs, andwJiea thathas been
of witncslug some fresh evidences of the
Ingratitude of his old friendand Clrveland's
ally. The lladrid Tmparcial of TyeNdav
saidFive large cruiser. could be built ith
th? money that is spent by the governn.cn
every two months in the Cuhan war, and it
Spain und an Imposing navy the United
States would nev or dare to oppose her.'
It is satisfactory to see naval activity
somewhere. The Spanish fleet in American
waters will receive six important nccev
I fi&m 1 y J amiary 1. The American fleet !.
the seme wnters may or may not o uitluuo
Out even if it should 'not Mnishnl Ulunc.i
oughtto le prettwvrlirixed for navnlpo wer.
And, speaking of naval power, a cry goes
tip .from th American ciliKeiis in Havana
and its jails, asking for naval protection.
FooMi cry! The Administration is not
engngpdlnthelnu.InPSof rescuing American
prisoners, or in furnishing protection to our
citizens in Cuba. People who expecr bene
fits of that kind ought to have kno wn hetter
iu adv mice and taken oulGerman or English
1'i-t a few of our wur.shlps in Havana
harbor would h? an eoellent thins in case
the Spanish volunteers should happen to
take a notion to turn their Weyler dernon
ratinnouPrirtayr Saturday inloa general
mas.er or Americans. All accounts on
CHr in representing the danger of suih an
KXrrenoe. But then what aie these pes
tiferous Americans doing down there, any
way? Why did not theystttyhomeundvuie
tlie Prok-jrPlMti ticket next Tuesday, In
the first instance.'
The Givutt'r Xew York IWyMery.
Some nifctenes ahvays remain such.
The political myslery hi New York will
he solved next Tuesday uiglit. It is a
simple one, aurftln or the; imeAtion
whetlter the lioneut, non-partiPun votera
of the :oPirojxlls are to have a man tor
mayor who represents pood government
and the o.wci.c of the moiihter com
munity' , rKwer aud imtronage for the
iwoefitor the people, or whether the Tarn
many candidate of the ilcKmlej-Croker-Plstl
cou'lanc is to fasten the Ills of cor
ruption and public plunder upon the city
for ac next foar yeur&.
OUierwh the situation has cleared up
wonderfolly. AfO-r .struggling for a few
days to make it appear that the Tetlentl
Administration wa not interfering, through
Ote Piatt mnehlne, to aid Croker, evidence
of the fact became so fctrong that the
mask was thrown aside, and now the na
tional offioc-hnklero openly are urging ad
htreat of the Easy Boss to cast their
voieo for Van Wyck, in the hope of elect
ing him aud thereby killing off any chance
there might be that Seth Low would he
come a dangeious aspirant for the Re
publican Presidential nomination before the
next national convention of the party.
Pahlic fecntiiuent In New York is out
raged by the unconcealed effort now b
iugrnade by the Administration to bolster
up tlie falling iMilitieal fortunes of one
w'wrn Jiry George boldly denounces as
a "plain !ilef and blackmailer." As on-j
of tiie results, there is a wholesale bolt
of former machine Bupubiicaiis to Low.
Added to this moemcnt, the German ele
ment has dfdared against bossism and
m favor or the Citizens' Union candidate.
PlattV and Cr4ker'h bushiest men are melt
ing away hi the ame direction like fcugar
under a stream of "water.
In the face of the dangers to the dig
nity and prosperity of the municipality
which tlie combination of Mr. McKinley
with Croker and Piatt eunies with it,
partisan iHtlltio have been lorgottea, and
the only issue left is one of decencj it
against criminality. The exchanges, the
wlwliale districts and the bufciness in
terests generally of Manhattan Island and
IJrooklyn practically are solid for Seth
Low. Given a lair count, and it would
seem probable today that Low will be
elected by at least a fair plurality. It
J cannot be said that it would be caife di
rectly to predict uch a result. A large
corruption fwid and State anil Federal
patronage and placemen are arrayed la
support of Crokei. Eerj thing that trick
ery, chloannry, bribery can do and all other
Dlegitiinate means aud methods in use by
the machine will be resorted to hi order
to compass the defeat of the people. But
if the respectubilitj and manhood of New
York can be consolidated, even approM
irately, against the bosses. The victor for
good govern loont will be won, and Seth
Low will be the first mayor of Greater
Tn 1 her lro.pects in Indln.
Evidences are multiplying that the trou
ble in northern India ib far more serious
than the British officials or pree hae
dared to admit. The British force, under
Sir William Lnckliart, and amounting to
about 60,000 men, is encountering an
extent and kind of resistance by no means
anticipated The tribesmen are -well o--ganired,
amply supplied -with arms and
ammunition, and appear to bo veiy ef
noiently officered- They fight, not only
fiercely, but, the English commander
think, with a degree of mihtarv forma
tion and action that bespeaks the presence
ot trained soldiers among their imnibers
in this connection it is useful to nolo
ihat there is a very unhappy condition
of mind in Simla and in London, regarding
-ivliat Russia may have in contemplation.
Tor some years tu.t power ha been build
ing transports bv the score. With thvse, it
is said that Russia could convey au army
of 200 000 or more men across the Black
Sea. an J then, by uaii.g the Trans CaucaMiu
and Bagheslai! railways, place them on the
Afghan frontier long before Great Britain
could assemble a.ny adequate force to
meet the attack. Iu Russia, it is an open
Ixiast that, when the time shall come, the
Ameer or Afghanistan will be found in
alliance -with the Czar against John Bull.
Almost daily it is possible to discover
new reasons why fJreat Britain would'finS
it convenient to tie the hands of Ameiica
-with a gmenil arbitration treat-.
A grewsome interest attaches to the
causes for commuting suicide, and that is
probably the reason "why in dispatches
from the various corners of our country
curious reasons are often alleced for this
act- We see headlines stating that .some
body has commiUed suicide because las
mother would not let him go to tht circus,
or because his -wiff had persisted in eating
onions, or because she was cbliged to go
to srhoo another year, or -was scolded bv
her stepmotl.tr. or .something like that,
and thos or the human rate -vho have
lived through n ost or these trials and
not destried ll.cniseUes aie apt to ay.
"What lo'-hFh people, to commit sulfide
for such a leason as tlt.iU" But 11 makes
a much belter stuij, and also i much
liricCei one. and necessitates much less
Impertinent hiquiij to Jet the reiort go
in just in ih.it vaj than to attempt to give
the real reison. S 1 eople go en ten n it
ting suicide apparently roi trilling re'i
.!ous anu. leader go on thinking that th-i
spicule iciisf ueery neailj eray.
Thisja something like the argument al
luded to bj Mark Twain, when he mudo
one of hid hnracters say: "Suppose a man
slumped his toe. and Tell down the t ell , and
had cholera morbus, and chicken pox, and
ocarh-b feer. and consumption, and died,
and people should ask why ho died, and lilt,
folks should s-iy, "'Why, he stumped his
toe!'Tam'i raluraV A man tuny commit
suicide, and the crime may bo chaiged up
to the fact tliitt he stumped his toe, but
there is usiudlv Mine reason besides that.
A wo: an nay be subjected to such a
consistent 'iud persibtent course ot nag
gmg by her husband, or her mother, or
her re! iMves or lospor degree, that she will
wlshnhe v.credc.td tweutv limesover.and
then, some aflurnoon, slio leaves th fionl
do'r open and one iifthuse people takes
eold mid tnlks aUmt it Tor a week or so
In the interesting way some people have of
recurring to small giievances, and that
woman co'iimits suicide, and it goes into
the pap.T that. she was driven to the rafh
act by being voohlrd for leaMiig the front
door open. But jt wasn't that; it was a
long train of causes behind that, aud possi
bly some cause with A.'hlch the front door
and the scolding had nothing whatever to
do And oxne tly the same thing may hap
pen to a man, only not frequently, lie
cause he is Jess often subjected to tlie ex
perience of i.einsr cooped up day and night,
for weeks at a 1une with persons -whom
lie dot not I'ke, and who claim anthorltj
over him; and thus his nerves aie not so
apL to get into a morbid and disarranged
state of melanclmlia. A constant re
currence of small annoyances without any
small pica sun .s is much more trying than
a great trouble to some natures. And this
Is the wj .vlth a considerable percentage
or these siaijiL.s which are ascribed to the
fact that the deceased "mumped his toe."
Mr. Secretary Gage is reported on Tues
day to have read to the Cabinet the reiom
menuatlons he will nd to the Congress,
when It meetb in December. Ttie
full text of his able essay -jn
currency n fornix will not be given
out until thtn. but the subbtunee of it
is supposed to be well known. He will
rc'-onimend theunetiuivocalnnd permanent
adoption or Iho gold bahis; the retire
ment or greenbacks, Treasury notes and
pilvcr cuitificais, all of which Govern
ment paper is to be taken up by a gigantic
Ksue of bonds; the extension or the na
tiontil hanking industry and its protection,
and a. commercial suleof the silver bullion
In the Treasury. It would be a great
scheme if it would work, but ft will not
in this CVmgn sh at any rate.
If wo mav be allowed to judge from
the erred that Mr. ilann.i Is said to have
upon his recent audiences in Ohio, it would
he a noble and gallant thing Tor him to
go South into the yellow fever region
A frost Is exactly the thing they need
Nothms- could excfed the .'.iniestness
and wholo-.vniled sincerity of the New
York campaign. The Tribune printed a
flarmVyant eartoou jesterday and simul
taneously called the Sun "a filth v old
polecat," while Henry George did not hesi
tate to say that Plitt Is "just a plain
thief, blackmailer and corruptionL-t." On
with the danceJ We don't "tote in Wash
Hostilities between France and Great
Britain in the Dahomey hlnteiland grow
more prob'ible than ever. The French
minister ror the colonies, now In Sen
gambln, has 1-ent additional rc-enforve
ments to the garrison at Nikki, capital of
tnc Borgu district, all or which Is claimed
by the British under an alleged old treaty
and tn authorities in Tans are charging
that English emissaries arc inciting the
nathes to Insurrection and distributing
firearms among them. Hitherto The Times
has rc-orded the fact that a British col
limn Is on the way to Nikkl. ir the two
Ixidlcs or troops should meet the chances
for a collision would be excellent.
After remaining m compaiativc quiet for
a rew davs our energetic, but Somewhat
pcisistjiit rriend, Ahdul Hamld, Is enjoy
mg cnother outing. He has just Issued a
note to hi ambassadors everywhere pro
testing against the trial or a number or
Moslem Cretans hy tlie inteniathinal ju
dicial council in the island, and'demand
ing that they he sent to Rhodes ror dis
position under Turkish law and author
ity. The international naval orricers some
time ago seized a lot of rifles in the liar
boi or Piraeus which the Snltan -was try
ing to smuggle to his coreligionists iu
Crete. He sajs he must ,liave those guns
back or there will.be friction between
friends. From lbese"small indications we
surmise that Abdul's health and spiritsare
exuberant as usual
The unanimous election of Mr. Paul
Dana, as editor-in-chief, in succession to
his distinguished father, is sufricient an
nouncement of the Tact that the New York
Sun "i 111 continue to he, as it always ha
been, the best-editedBewpaPer in America.
So "VVosk the "World'.. Head.
(From the Atchison Globe.)
If you are fortunate enough to hae
a halo hovering over jour head, people
lake it for a cloud ot suspicion.
A WelMKjioNvn 3Ian.
(From the- Chicago Ifi cord j
'Stigglns is queer; he buys paintings,
but never buys hooks."
"Nothing queer ahout that; he can bor
The Common Fate.
(F:om the Philadelphia. North Amerh.au.
"Where are tlie great men of v horn th
stage usedtohoast?" asked "thetragedlau.-
"Doing continuous on the other ahore,
most lively," answered the comedian ir-
hakd ox -faith crmsxs.
Btiltimorr Judge Decide Tim t They
Do Xo Apnnrent Service.
Baltimore, Oct. 27. -Judge Wright
decided today that faith cure doctors do no
apparent service and for tluifreason are not
entitled to renumeiatiou.
The case was that of H. Atr-her Doty and
Pearl B. Doty against Charles F. Winters,
a restaurant keeper- More than a year
ago Winters, while HI with pneumonia, was
sent to a hospital and with the aid of three
doctors and tluec or four nurses was en
abled to pull through.
That was his , erlon of thpcase. His wife
was anxious and allowed the Dotys' to
treat him. Mrs. Pearl Doty, told on the
sli ml today th-; manner of their proceeding
Winters, she said, had gotten unhealthy
notions In his head and it was necessary for
ones in their place. "The pneumonia was
just In his mind and they simply removed
The docloriand the nurses did not count,
iiifnctlhm wi'fahlndnince After Winter
h.d been curert?')e Dotys sent hhn a hill
tor $25 for Hitrttmoval of unhealthy no
tioiis Wintepf $Hjught this a joke aud paid
no aUcuilonJajrabe matteu 5'ie Dotjs
brought suttafurja niagistiate gave judg
menl in, theirhor. Winters appealed.
Judge Wright 'fc-Uay remarked tnat the
Doty might hajjij iloue all that tbej xdld
They might havifniOM'd the unhealthy no
lions from the head of Mr Winters and
thus cored him prHineumonia, but it semeed
o him that thltre in question had been
lirougnt ulKuthy the doctois aud mime,
at the hosprTSl' e could not'sni that
tlie BoUfc had Tendered AVIntero a itrUee
and he sanl he would have to reAerot the
decision of the lower court.
NOIV AX AFK.VIH OK STATE.
'J he Darinsmdt Incident AKMimlm:
u lir-oadei Sifimfiennce.
Berlin, Oct. 27 Prince Hohenlohe, the
imperial chancellor, returned to Berlin to
day from Baden, where he was closeted
for several hours with the Grand Duki
or B.ulen, discussing the incident of the
Cmv retusnl to itceive the Grand Buke
and luchae of Baden, at Darmstadt, lust
Several or the Berlin newspapers, In their
common tson the nrralr,makc attacks upon
the Hcmu grand ducai rurnily, of which
the Czarina Is .1 member, and gh c protnl
nence to the story of the projected mar
ilagcof the Crarina to a prince or Baden,
before her betrothul to the, Grand Duke
Nicholas, now the Czar of Rusniu. Tuee
utterances have had the cfrect to further
envenom the court and people or Carls
ruhe oer the Darmstadt aff.iir.
A story has been published by a Rhenish
newspaper that a train had been put In
readiness and was waiting with a .team
ing engine attached to take the Czar from
Darmstadt ti Carlsruhe, with all speed,
to meet the Grand Duke of Baden, but
the order ror its departure was counter
manded by the Grand Duke of Hesse. This
story is declared at Darmstadt, howeer,
to be absolutely talEe.
THAK. 31 A ETON Vs SUMS WD SCHEMF.
lie Finds a Way to Get Around Civil
Chambersburg, Pa., Oct 27. Congress
man Mahon, of this place, has -solved the
problem, which has been puzzling many
Republican Congressmen, how to get rid ot
Democratic boards ot penblon examiners
protected under civil bervice rules. He
did it by having the board hero abolished,
and by instituting a new board at Green
castle, in the southern end ot the county,
near the Maryland line. This was done
at his solicitation by orders from the de
partment at Washington. The bolld
Democratic board here was protected by
the civil service rules, and the Cleveland
appointees could not ha6 been removed
exeeptron charges. Republican politicians
wanted tlie places and they" got them to
day. In a short? time It will likely be found
that it is convenient to have the board
sit away from the county seat, and that
it must come back, to Chambersburg, but
by the time. that is discovered the Republi
cans will le eecure in their places. Con
gressman Mahon will have a good storv
ot practical politics to tell his Re
publican brethren ou the first Monday in
THE XEBHASKA CAMPAIGX.
It Shown That Ur.vmi Jlns T.os,t Xone
of HI;, Popularity.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 27. The campaign
Is practically over iu Nebraska, aud is a
one-i'ded affair, the gold element depend
ing upon a still hunt Irom house to house,
wnlle the silver foiccs, under Mr. Bryan,
have dono all the pushing. The interest
lias uot been by 50 per cent what it was
last year. Bryan did all in his power to
arouse the people ot the State, and while
he was received enthusiastically, he ad
mitted that the animation of la-jt year is
warning Brjan attributed this to the d
feets or an off vear, there being nothing
but a supreme court judge and two mil
versicy regents to be elected. Still he
declares there will be a net gain in num
ber ot at least 10.000 silver votes polled,
as compared to the opposition vote The
chairman ot the- Republican and National
Democratic parties insist that the Repub
lican candidate -will be elected by a tre
mendous majority, probably 23.000, and
that the National Democratic candidate
will poll the full strength of the original
Democratic party, which Is something over
20,000 The campaign has demoitrated
that W. J. Bryan is just as popular in
Ncbrabka, as ever.
The Greatness of Beer.
(From the Chicago Times-Herald.)
The time -was when St. Louis was a rival
of Chicago, but that time can nevjr com
again. The spirit, the lnoralp, th. met .mis
of the two differ utterly. Chicago vjrks
and evplores and conquers, while St. Louis
dreams. One grows heeaun? of th' pushing,
restless, absorbing, dominating tone of its
people; the other gets biggerskrwly by nat
ural increase. St. Louis H a good town to
live in. Its folks' are open-hearted, hos
pitable folks, bur they are not husiness
lolks as the tfrm Js understood In the latter
end ot the nineteenth century. A town
that has Iwr fyi us principal beverage is
as mcapahle f -sudden expansion as is
.Munich or Ba-yretfth. St. Louis mak-s and
diinks much Iwer, and it worships its beet
pnnss ' '
Not long ago I sat with companions in
one of its leautiful gardens. Theproprle
tor, a burly German of middle age, ,stood
near. Gathering from the conversation
that 1 ivaoa stranger he approaehed aud
"Kommen j?ie oiit m "
He took me by the arm and led me to
Uie rar end of ihe.ga'iden., wheretTie placed,
me vitlifcreateXadness agalnsta post-
".Know yon "vero jouvas?" he asked
4 "Sure," I aus-ncred, "I'm in St.Xoilis.'
"Yah, hut verejoti vas rjghdt now?"
1 said I didn't "know He pointed a fat
forefhci at my breast and his face ahone
with pride as lie.iald:
"Adolph Bus.h stocdt dere Jatd veek."
Too Much nope.
(From the Detroit Free Press.)
"What made llighily quit tracing,"hls
family tree?"- -
"Found one pfrJis ancestors hanging to
a ,limD of it.'f -
CiMitifrtft, u nd Cyiiienl.
(From the Chicago Record.)
"What is eotiwtng danger, Uncio
"Any kind ojt c-oarjthig."
He Richer Tlitin
Dawson City, N. T Sept. 7, ia
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 'ST. Another strike
has heen made. In the last twenty-four
hours nearly loo bench claims ha-ve been
staked out on a side hill in Skookum
Gulch. In half a day last Friday, a foot
below the surface, two men with a rockev
picked out $585 In gold. Two nuggets,
-.alued at $17 and S23, respectively,
were found, and hundiedsof others worth
from $3 to $20 "were taken out of the
side hills. Thousands of people in the
lat year have Walked over the ground
and no one suspected its richness. Yes
terday aud today bowlders were turned
over, and there, lying exposed to the
light of day, were nuggets scattered In
the -gravel. The moss Is about twehe
inches thick, and beneath it two men, yes
terday, plcKed up oer $h00 in coarse
gold- The opinion ia general that beds of
quartz rich with gold lie concealed just
below the surface.
Fron. surface indications J t would, seem
that the claims are destined to produce for
more -wealth than the mines or Eldorado ci
Bonanza creeks Hundreds otouncesorgold
are being taken out ivjth the rocker and
cradle and the mineis are wildly excited
The cilire mountain Is staked and people
are lea-ving Da wson Cit bj scores.notwlth
si.uidl.ig that violent snow storu.s prevail
Tor miles around the new discoveries there
nre bundled of camps and many of the
miners yho are laKlng nuggets off the
ground iu- guarding the claims with guns to
pi event thiev es iiom stealing the gold
Some- are thawing away a few inches of
snow and a foot or two of moss and exposing
on the surfare of the ground nuggets vary
ing from S2 to $10 Many instances aie
noted where claims have jielded $100
to $l,00.idny Doirinofmenareplckiug
the gohl-otf "lie ground like so much gravel
1XXCCENT 2MEN LYXCIIED.
Gov. Atkinson, ot Georgia, Strongly
Condemn 31oh l.uw.
Atlanta-, Ga., Oct. 27. That part of
Gov. Atkinson's message to the legislature
today wldch treated ot lyiioldngs in
Georgia created a tremendous sensation.
He declared that Innocent men had been
lynched iu tills State, and said there was
110 Justification or excuse for a resort to
mob violence, even m caees where the
defendant is chRTged with the most das
tardly and horrible of crimes. He said
"This barbarous practice does not de
crease, but increases, crime. Having
eialncd their hands in blood, Its perpetrn
tms nre more easily led to again -violate
The most -Sensational part of the mps
sage was the governor's 'recommendation
of legislation along this line. He said"
"That it may be ascertained whether or
not the officer having the prisoner in
custody does his full duty in every In
stance, I recommend tin- passage ot a
law requiring a thorough investigation in
every case and providing adequate punish
ment when he falls short of the full
measure of his duty in protecting his
prisoner. When thi Is done he should
be ineligible to election or appointment to
any orfice until his disabilities are re
moved by the general assembly. The ad
ministrator or family or a party taken
from the custody of an orf icer and killed
sliould be authorized to recover from the
county the full value or the life, which In
no case .should he less than $1,000."
The governor further recommends that
prisoners attacked by mobs be unshackled,
armed with a gun by the law and re
quested to defend themselves.
KXOWS JJOW TO IILECTTOXEER.
A Kaiisiet. Woman "Who I Sinking n
Topeka, Kaus., Oct. 27. Miss Anna B.
Dodd, the Republican candidate ror register
or deedb or Stanton count, has adopted
anovelphm of campaign. Stanton count'
voting population is largely composed 01
st.ck men. Miss Dodd hopes to visit
every voter m the county by next Sat
urday nighr. She travels on a fleet hors,o,
-wears a eowlioy'h hat and carries in in
old pair of saddlebags a couple or boxes
or cigars, which she distributes freely
to cattle m"u and cowboys on the ranches.
Her cigars have proved such potent argu
ment, thf!: her male competitor's defear
is practically conceded.
(From the Chicago Tribune.)
""Waiter, I'd like a napkin, if you
"Mister, ef you're too good to use the
aidge of the tablu cloth, you'd better go
back to the States!"
(From Fliegende Blatter.)
"31y Trcddie rode like lightning the first
time ne got on a wheel."
"You are fibbing?"
"Nor a bit. Doesn't Hchtning go to a
(rrorn tlie Yonkers Statesman.)
He I saw you driving out vester-lay
with a gentleman. He appeared to have
only one arm. Is that all he has?"
She Oh.uo: the other was around some
where. An Excusable 311 stake.
'Fromthe Chicago Tribune.)
"Extra!" sliouted the newsboy, dash
ing out ot- the alley with his arms full of
papers. "All 'bout the' Lootgur jury heln
A Qnnrrel In the Oven.
Oh. the gingerbread boy and the piecrust
They had a quarrel one day;
Togcln'-r they sat on the oven shelf,
The piecrust lrr and the gingerbread elf,
And the quarrel commenced this way:
Said the gingerbread hoy to the piecrust
"I'll wager my new orown hat
That 1'rojfattcr than" you aud'inuch'more
taijnecWf - "
Though youirerfiHed with pride till you
rannot stand,' - "1-
But -whatris the good ot that?" " '
Then the piecrust irl turned her little
In a most provoking way.
"Oh, mayhejou're blown, but you're poor
as ran e;
You do not know lnrcfrom a round green
there aught that you do know, pray?"
Oh, tlie gingerbread iwy. he laughed loudly
As he looked at the flakv niecrust.
',,rJust watch how I rise in the world!'"
"Just see how I'm hound to grow light!"
"Winlc you stay the color of rust."
So the gh.gerbread boy aud Hie piecrust
They each of them swelled with pride,
Till a noise was heard in a room without,
x. cry or delight, then a very glad shout,
And the oven was opened wide.
Tlien the gingerbread boy aud the piecrust
Could Ji iv e screamed and wept -with pain,
l'or a rosy-cheo,ked4nsand,a small, pnght
eyed J ad
Took a lyte of each -yes, this tale's very
So they'll now never quarrel igain.
IMPRISONED JN THE ICE.
Grave Danger Which Threatens
Most of the Whaling Fleet.
San Frati'isco, Oct, 27. The offices ot
the various whaling concerns in this city
were t row Jed this morning with the wives,
other relatives and Iritnds of the men
who are reported shut up by ice In the
Antic, i!''ar Point Barrow. Whalers who
arrived ylcrday jeported that the big
gest par of the whaling fleet, with over
J ,noo Ftuilfr abof.rd, had been caught iu
the iceandth.it a wholesale disaster was
thrcatetfd. Fourteen stc amers, barks and
schooners are in the pack and only a few
have over two months' supplies on board.
Experienced whalers who were seen
here thisr torning admitted that the plight
ol the s-'iips vvss precarious, but not hope
less Their knowledge of the ice move
ments around Point Barrow leads thecn
to believe that tlie fleet will get out
it the wind shifts They say they have
seen yonng ice move ofr, leaving clear
water. a late as the middle or October.
The worst feature of the case is the short
age ofproisious The relief station atFoiut
Banow has been abandoned bj the Govern
ment and no relief can lie obtained from tb
small trading post which still remains
there," The couimj of the Government in
u ban doning the relief station atFoint Barrow
is severely condemned, as is the action of
the cutter Tlear in leaving the Arctic before
the end of the season. Had she remained
she might have rendered valuable aid just
Among the vessels in the pack are the
steamers Orico. Belvidere and Rotario and
the steam tender Jennie. They mav be
crushed in the ice should ihsy remain there
any length or time, and ll en the men mav
meet the late which befell the crew of the
steam whaler Navalch, which was recently
crushed in an Ice park Members of this
crew fell in their tracks from the cold and
exhaustion -while making for open water
with the ship's boats aud had to be aban
doned to then fate by tlieir comrades, who
were powerless to aid or save them.
3IAGOWAX'S UXDIGXIF1HD EXIT.
Put Out of IBs House Chid Oaly In
XIIs Xlght Robe.
Trenton. N. J., Oct. 27--Lx-Mayor
Frank A. Magowan is out ot Ms hons at
last. His exit rrom M $200,000 mansion
was both dramatic and undignified. The
ex-mayor hud not ariwon vhen four con
stables from the sheriff's, ocrice rang the
belt or his house, and armed with the writ
of assistance, from the court of chancery,
proceeded to eject the inmateof the house.
Mr. ilagowan refused to get out or bed and
the constables had to use Toroe to get him
down stairs. He still declined to leave the
house and more force had to be used to get
The portly for in of the ex-mayor was clad
only in his night robes and as he reached
bun his wardrobe, which they had fouHdin
his bedroom. With thpse on his arm Mr.
Magowun walked down to his ham Iu broad
daylight and performed his morning toilet
in a stall formerly oocupied by a high priced
Meanwhile Mr.. Barnes-Magowan had
left tlie house by nnather door and while
her husband was on the way to the barn she
walked unaccompanied down Meuiitonth
street. 3Iagownn remaiaed in the barn for
about .in lour, and tlien went to consult his
Tlie personal effects of Mr.Magowan and
Mri. Barnes-Magowan which were not
replevined are now In the grounds sur
rounding the mansion where they were re
moved by order of the sheriff .
Mr. Magowan's counsel have prepared
the papers in a $30,000 suit for damages,
which Mr. ilagowan's lawyers say will be
instituted against the sheriff this afternoon.
WANT 310RF PATRONAGE.
North Carolina Vj-gro Politicians to
Hold nn Indignation Meeting.
Raleigh, N.C , Oct. 27.-The professional
negro politicians Hf this State are sefced
uled to hold an indignation meeting in this
city in a few days. They will notify
the wnite that the negroes are not get
ting their portion of Federal and Stale
patronage. ,Thls a rather unlooked for
proceeding, when one takes into consid
eration the very many negroes whom Mr.
McKinley i.as made postmasters, port col
lectors and the liberal supply of offices
which lie State fuslonlsts have given the
colored hreth'en, even making them school
committeemen of white public sckools in
A rew days ago a number of young
meu or the State, representing twenty-five
or thirty 1 ounties, .vim had decided to east
their lot with the Republican party on
account of the money issue, came to
Raleigh for the purpose or organizing a
white young men's Republican club. Thej
did not want negroes as members, but the
negroes got hold or the scheme and a
dozen or two of thetr professional poli
ticians appeared ard demanded reprc-cnta
tion. The result was the organization or
a yoking men's Republican cluh composed
almost entirely of negroes and white "pro
fessionals," to the number or two dozen
or so, each one of whom is a candidate
for tome Federal orfice. The originators
of the plan retired.
A Glass Eye in Japan.
(From tlie Detroit Journal.)
II. B Lewis, the Japanese traveler, tells
a funny story regarding the superstition of
"I11 Julian, during the tot weather,"
said he, "every man whose financial p
sition enables hirr to have any of the
luxuries of life, employs a servant, whose
duty it is to Ian his master at night.
"A year or two ago an artist from
San "Francisco, who wore a glass eje.
came to Kokobama and established him
self in a little bungalow m the outskirts
3t the city. The weather was extremely
warm, and before the stranger had be
come settled he was besieged by a num
ber of coohes who wanted to get the job
or fanning him at night. The artist look
ed ovct. 1 he applicants and liuallj select
ed an uld man, who brought- excellent
recommendations from his last employer
"When it came tame to retire, the artist
ktook-tnit his glass eye. laid it oh a stand at
his neuside auu went to bed Tlie old man
picked up his fan and the San Francico
man -was soon asleep He slept peacerully
for an hour ortwo, when h was awakened
by a, chorus or buzzing insects about his
head. He looked about him and found
that tre man whom he had hired to fan
hlni -was gone.
"The next morning when he went to
search ror au rfher coolie he -was amared
to discover that no one would work for
him. Tie was looked iqioii as a wizard and
to be .il ne The old man had gone among
his frienK aud told how the Culifornlnti
had taken out his eve,at night and laid it
on a stmd in order that he might watch
his servant at, night and fe that he kept
his fan u: motinn- The old coolie's story
created such exci-imeut that tne Sau
Francisco man wa newr able to get an
other JapHiifce to fun him after that."
A Bond Up Popocatepetl.
City of Mexico, Oct. 27 The scheme
or building a cogwheel road up to the
crater of ilount Popocatepetl volcano has
"been revivcd, ami it now announced
that an American company will apply
lor a concession from the government.
In addition to using the road as a pas
senger line, A will be used to "bring
dqwri sulphur from the crater
10tb, llth and P Sts. N. W,
For Women, Girls,
Boys and Children.
Great, progressive strides for
ward have been made in this de
partment. It now occupies the
third floor, extending- north and
south 140 feet and east and west
200 feet, g-iving- us the largest,
best lighted and most conven
ient department for the display
of made-up Outer Garments in
the country. A series of new
fitting rooms has been added and.
so planned as to afford the de
sired sedusion while trying on a
garment. This arrangement of
lciudred goods on one floor and
the other facilities and conven
iences will be appreciated. "With
the many betterments a new im
petus has come to the depart
ment new ideas, new energy,
better service, and more than
ever we shall try to make and
keep this department of Ready-to-Wear
Outer Garments second
to none in the country. The
stock is in the best possible con
dition, everything is new and
fresb, the brightest and best
ideas and the latest novelties are
here and our prices are extremely
Never before have we presented
such a choice collection, such a
variety of styles and such excel
lent values for boys and youths.
For the little fellows from 3 to
10 years we believe it is almost
impossible to fail in making a
selection after looking through
what we have provided in these
sizes. Included are Blouse Suits,
Stanley Suits, Vestie Suits,
Sailor Suits apd Reefer Suits in
a profusion of pretty effects.
Today we put on sale a very
exceptional value in
Bought from a manufacturer
who makes small boys' attire
only. Having finished with his
winter business and planning for
spring, we found him anxious to
close out at a great price reduc
tion this lot of 300 All-wool
Sailor Collar Reefers, in 3 to 8
year sizes. They are trimmed
with mohair braid and lined with
fine Italian cloth, perfectly
made in every detail. To sell
ihem quickly we have marked
Regular price is $4.00.
This is au exceptionally low
price for a boy's very dressy and
Special value in Play Suits for
ihe larger boys.
Boys' Combination Suits (2 pairs of
punts and a doulrie-breated jacfietj, all
wool material, heavy serge lining. Slaed
-i to 16. An exceptional value.
Good and Serviceable Suit for youths;
long iiants coat and vest three pieces
ot good all-wool cheviot; navy blue and
black only: color guaranteed fast Siaes 14
to 19. Another excellent value.
A special table full of Strictlv All-wool
Worsted Suits, very high-grade" materials,
made with very f ult Mouses and large sailor
collars, trimmed with combination bratdd
anu contrasting ciotus. Brigat, dressy,
pretty suits, in sizes 3 to 11 years. An
other very special value.
Value, $1 and $1.25.
All-wool Pants: large varletv of -pat-,
terns, ail double stitched aud with paten?
waistbands. Sizes 3 to IB years.
Girls and Children's
This department is fully up to
its usual standard, and every
thing pertaining to the comfort
of the young folks -will be found
here. Reefers, Short Jackets,
Gretchens, one and two p:ece
Dresses of all styles. Every gar
ment is of the latest cut and
finish, and of the best quality
possible for the priee-
Children's AllwooF Cloth Dresses, pretty
patterns, neatly finished, lined and braid
trimmed. Hjzes -1 to 11 years.
Children's Flue All-wool Two-toned Cloth
Reeters, with large plain collar to match.
Sizes 4 to 12 years.
Misses" Stylish Tan, Navy, and Oxford
Walking Jackets, with the new r'Klon
dyke" collars; perfect la fie and finish.
Misses' Black and Navy Cheviot Walk
ing. laekets. lined throughout With Roraau
strlped silk Sizes 12 to 18 years
Woodward & Lorhrop.