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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1893.
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By J. R. MASOX. Piesicitnt.
"WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1SHS.
Blanco Is a most excellently bloviant
Individual, and, withal, a man able to
rise to the plane of his opportunities.
Since he is one of the exceptional Span
iards in military command who has not
been whipped in the war, his chance to
ipose as a hero who could have annihi
lated the Yankees if only he had beer
given tho chance, is too gaudy to lose.
'So Blanco is not much to be "blamed in
that he strikes an attitude and tells the
ltome government that, if the peace ne
gotiations should fail, his nobje army
will give a good account of itself.
"We have not a word to say against
Ulanco in this connection. Tc ghe hiir
his due, he has always been opposed tb
the surrender of Havana without a
fight. "What we do object to, and stren
uously. Is that our friend Sampson
should nave encouraged him to believe
that he would be in Cuba long enough
to take any professional interest in
things subsequent to the conclusion of
the Paris Peace Conference. Under the
protocol, so shrewdly inspired by Mr.
Edmunds, Consignor Ireland and
others, while the olive branch of gratu
itous relinquishment of the Philippines
was held out with both hands, there
was a small sop provided for the Cer
berus of American indignation, in the
shape of a proviso that Spain should
evacuate Cuba, immediately.
It is barely possible that the proviso
referred to was inserted only for politi
cal effect upon the November elections.
If It -was not, even Mr. McKinley must
admit that his placing Sampson upon
the Cuban Commission was at
least open to the suspicion of a desire
to construe the word "immediate" in a
way to delay accomplishment months,
if not years. At any rate the "raana
na" genius of Sampson appears to have
promoted such a delay.
A real man like Admiral Schley
would have had Blanco packing his
bag and pocketing his pelf and ready
to leave by this time. Sampson, the
hero of Matanzas and the mule, seems
to have succeeded in postponing results
sufficiently to assure the captain gen
eral of time enough to wait upon action
in Paris, with the very proper profes
sional idea that, if there should be a
hitch in the proceedings, he will have
a healthy army all ready to resume
If we might be bold enough to ex-
press a wish, it would be that some
time President McKinley would wake
himself up to a realization of the fact
that his admiring fellow countrymen
experience a weary feeling every time
they hear the name of Sampson.
They Should Talk.
It has been the opinion of most of the
Boldiers that they Incurred the danger
of a court-irartial by reciting the suf
ferings they endured; that they were
prohibited from commenting on the in
competency and neglect of the higher
officials charged with the duty of pro
viding for their wants. This has been
apparent not only in the refusal of
many to talk "until discharged from
the army," but also in the defiant atti
tude of others who have said, in giv
ing the facts that not even a court
martial could reduce them to silence.
That the War Department discouraged
complaints was inferred from Secretary
Alger's assertion that the soldiers
- were too manly to complain and that
the scandals were the creation of the
newspapers; and also by the sending
of a telegram to a Hoosier chaplain
who denounced the Government for tol
erating the horrors of the Camp
But on being asked the direct question
whether he would allow furloughed
soldiers to tell what they knew about
the defects in the commissary, quarter
master and medical services. Secretary
Alger replied r "Certainly, these men
can talk, and talk freely; every man In
and out of the army has this right to
talk freely -within bounds. That all
would concede to be reasonable."
The returned soldiers, whether fur
loughed or discharged, should take
Gen. Alger at his word. The newspa
pers have contained many stories of
deprivation and abuse that have
aroused intense public indignation. If
these stories are true, and if the af
flictions that have destroyed the health
of so many and caused the death of no
small number were the result of inef
ficiency and carelessness, every man
with any knowledge of the facts
should give his testimony to the public.
Only by making a whitewash ineffec
tual can the responsibility be located
and the future secured against a repe
tition of the offenses. If the charges
are .uot true, the soldiers owe it to the
department to make a public denial.
The announcement of the Secretary
of War that no man will be disciplined
for telling the truth removes the dan
ger of a court-martial. It is, in fact,
an invitation to the army to speak.
The statements of the soldiers are more
important than the report of any com
mittee of inquiry, because the latter
must tell at second-hand what it finds,
and it is manifestly unable to learn all
that the soldiers themselves are able to
The Voiee of the Church.
Remembering the opposite view of
the. situation, taken by so influential an
Administration churchman as Monsig
nor Ireland, and his friends In the
Senate and- on the bench, the declara
t.n of the Catholic archbishop of Ma
n.a, on the prevailing conditions in the
I'iii.'pplnes, is attracting widespread
attention. -AVhile it is a matter of
opinion in this country that the views
and monopolistic interests of the
monkish orders in the Philippines had
a good deal to do with the formulation
of the protocol, and its apparent tend
ency to provide for a surrender of the
arclupelago to Spain, on the other hand
it now appears that the policy so
strongly urged upon the Administra
tion is not at all acceptable to the
highest church authority on the
ground. In a recent interview at Ma
nila, Archbishop Dozal said:
I earnestly hope the islands will not remain
Spanish, because the rebels are now o strong
that such a course would inevitably cau-x? ap
palling bloodshed. The reconqucst of the natives
is .iLijurtiblc until after years of the most cru;l
Unfortunately, the archbishop of Ma
nila, although now living under the
American iiag, is nut yet an American
citizen, nor docs he have a null as a
leading Republican politician. If
things were diJfeient, perhaps he might
not take the unfriendly view that he !
setms to," 6f the immensely wealthy
Dominican,- lAusustinian, Franciscan,
and Recolclan orders that practically
have owned, controlled, and received
the usufruct of the Philippine Islands
for centuries. As remarked above, it is
perhaps largely in their behalf that
the surrender policy has been promoted
in this country, and pushed upon the
Administration as "good politics" by
certain gentlemen of senatorial, judl ,
cial, or corporate distinction. But,
whatever may be the idea of their
rights on this side of the world, their
religious head at Manila does not look
upon them with favor, nor believe that
their further organized existence in the
Philippines would be either desirable
or possible. Mjansignor Dozal says that
the whole people have determined to
abolish them; that they have been al
ways a source of trouble to the church,
on account of incessant quarreling
among theinselves; that they have been
beyond control of constituted religious
authority, and, finally, that they musS
go, no matter what else may happen
regarding the future of the islands.
AVe are able to see in this picture an
illustration of the impolicy of giving re
ligious organizations monopolistic and
extra-legal privileges which endow
them with power to oppress and mulct
the common people without responsi
bility to the civil law. In a free coun
try like America, these same monks
would be worthy citizens, tending their
vines, brewing their beer, building and
conducting schools, hospitals, and or
phanages, and believing in the benign
Institutions under which they lived.
Perhaps the day may come when they
can follow such a career in the Ameri
can Philippines, respected and liked by
their government and neighbors. For
the present it seems, upon the author
ity of Archbishop Dozal, that they have
forfeited the right to remain and they
and their claims, ambitions, and mo
nopoly should be eliminated from fur
ther consideration in the Administra
tion's Philippine policy.
To be entirely frank about the mat
ter? since the first Catholic dignitary
in the archipelago has pronounced
against them, it would seem to be the
duty of President McKinley to cease
giving heed to the influence mentioned,
and to shape his course in compliance
with the universal demand of the
American "people, which is that we keep
every -square foot of the Eastern em
pire won for us by Admiral Dewey in
the victory of Manila Bay.
There has recently been published the
call of the council of the alleged, but un
recognized, Cuban government, for a
general election of representatives,
which was appointed to be held last
week. The representatives so elected
are expected to meet some time in Oc
tober, not later than the tenth, to con
fer on the alleged, but unrecognized,
Cuban government powers of treaty
with foreign states.
We doubt if in the world's history
there is a similar instance of black in
gratitude. We may have the satisfac
tion of believing that it does not in
volve a majority of the Cuban people,
or of the more intelligent classes, who
have some regard for the future wel
fare of their island. The ingrates who
are responsible for the call are selfish
politicians, who have had no higher
ideal than the personal advantages they
hope to gain by obstructing the Ameri
can administration of Cuban affairs.
The first purpose of the American
people in entering into a war with
Spain was to rescue an unhappy people
from the vindictive policy of the ma
lignant Weyler a policy of extermina
tion by starvation. A second aim was
to drive the Spanish oppressors fr6m
this hemisphere and extend the bless-
Ings of freedom to the Cubans, with a
further view"1 of preventing constant
disorder in a territory so near our own.
In proclaiming war the American Con
gress distinctly asserted that, the an
nexation pf Cuba was not one of our
The Cuban organization 'in 'New YorlJ
creator of the alleged Cuban govern
mentpledged the co-operation of the
Cuban army, which was said to num
ber more than thirty thousand soldiers.
The island was invaded and the war
was fought to an end, but virtually
without the aid of a Cuban army. That
veteran patriot, General Calixto Gar
cia, a grand old man, offered his own
sword and the machetes of a few hun
dred starved and barefoot" followers,
and this, according to the official re
port of General Shatter, is the extent
of Cuban aid to American arms. Yet
help was sorely needed when our sol
diers had all they could do to hold the
trenches they had themselves dug far
into the night after a day of hot fight
ing help to prevent re-enforcements
from entering Santiago. Of the thirty
thousand men of Gomez the Americans
had no knowledge, while there was
fighting to do. although we are feeding
them now as far as we can with Span
ish control of the ports of entry. "We
expect to feed them for a long timo
to come, and they are clamorous for our
Having brought the war to a close,
the Americans are now making ar
rangements for the evacuation of Cuba
by the Spanish oppressors a thing the
Cubans could never hope to achieve un
aided. As conquerors, it is our right
and our duty to establish peace and
good order, to maintain military gov
ernment until the survivors of Span
ish tyranny can resume the occupations
of peace and Teach a self-supporting
basis. The American Government has
never intimated the least desire to an
nex Cuba. Its plain purpose has been
and is to feed and govern the people
until they are able to feed and govern
But it is also the distinct determlna
tion of the American Government to
adhere to Its policy of refusing to rec
ognize the Junta government as a prop
erly Grganizedrnstitutloh, representing
the Cuban people. Thercis not tho
least doubt that it will make no distinc
tion between the fractional faction
which follows the Junta and the order
lv. nronertv-owninir classes of the isl
and, regardless of their previous politi
cal associations. This is the grievance
of the alleged Cuban government. The
Junta and the men It has appointed aa
the officers of a government will not bo
able to enjoy the honors and emolu-
1 ments of office unless they -are chosen
j by a majority of the people. .Therefore,
they have cajled a convention, with the
clear purpose f forcing the Americana
to withdraw under a congressional
pledge that d'oes not apply to the situa
tion, by pretending to have formed a
AVe say this is black ingratitude.
No sane mind can believe the conditions
in Cuba are ripe for anything but a
military government, maintained bjj
the Americans. It is essential to the
very existence of the- Cuban people; it
is our right as conquerors; it is a duty
we owe to mankind, and it is necessary
to our own welfare. That the Cubans
In arms and their- representatives
should have so litttes.ense of their
eternal debt to the American people as
to place obstacles ill the way of the
easy administration of the" government,
until th'e time isVlile' for self-government,
is a revelatldn of selfishness,
baseness and stupidity that must shock
the civilized world. Of course, they
can make our administration more dif
ficult, but the worst of the consequences
must fall on their own degraded heads.
AVnliinKtoii Bnilulngr Innpectioii.
The revelations made in the letter of
Mr. Bernard R. Green concerning the
Robinson-Chery building, which we
publish this morning, should give the
District Commissioners a most inter
esting and instructive quarter of an
How many more of these buildings
are there on F Street, and how long
will it be before the next one, impatient
of fire, falls down of its own accord.
It may be that Washington Is the
best governed eitj; on earth, but some
of the ways of government pass all hu
Isn't it rather a snub to America that
Chile and Argentina choose Great
Britain to draw the disputed boundary
It is a tremendous advance for justice
and a sickening blow for the whitewash
journals, that Surgeon General Stern
berg has confirmed all The Times has
charged against the hospital service of
That the War Department envies the
power of the French war minister to im
prison editors who criticise army admin
istration we infer from its attempt to in
tlmidatea chaplain who openedhis mouth
to make charges of inefficiency.
There were so many Republican work
ers throughout the country' still unpro
vided for, that It is proposed to exempt
from the civil service rules all appoint
ments of the Internal revenue service.
When a worker has to demonstrate his fit
ness for an office, what reward is there for
Of course, the army hospitals are less
offensive now than they were last month.
Most of the patients are dead.
There may be some hesitation on the.
part of the volunteers who are still ex
posed to Alger methods to come up before
that distinguished official arid tell the
truth as he invites -them to. This diffi
dence, however, Is very apt to disappear
when they are summoned to give evidence
before the Congressional committee on
the conduct of the war, which will be
authorized and organized early in Decem
ber. The More the Better.
(From tlie RrooMyn Eagle.)
They say that 'we may not liave a cable to
Hawaii for a while, because it is easier to reach
Asia by way of Alaska. What is the Katttj
with two cables?
Takes After Him.
(From the Chicago Post.)
"Here's a story of a dog named Dewey that
lives in a machine shop and actually cats iron
"Well, why not? The man he was named
after made a meal of Spanish warships, didn't
HEM) IN THE LOBBIES.
Levi Edgar Young, of Salt Lake City,
is at the National for a few days before
proceeding to Cambridge, Mass.,, where
he will ..complete his studies at Harvard.
Air. "iHigg IS a grandson of Brigham
Young, y.he4famous Mormon, and resem
bles hiJHiistrious grandfather to a
markedilejee. The young man has been
acting Sis iprofessor in tlie Utah State
University "or several years, and his peo
ple honor him as their ancestors loved
Levi Young Js a handsbme young fel
low with a massive head and has scores
of friends- throughout the country.
"X have, just returned from Omaha,
where I visited theTrans-Misslsslppl Expo
sition," said he last night, "I was greatly
impressed with our progress in tho West,
as shown there, and our progress during
the next decade will surely be great.
"It Is strange, how completely the Klon
dike crazo- has vanished. When I was
last in the East everybody was wild over
it, and now one never hears a word of
the famous Hnd. Out in Utah we always
distrusted this Klondike business and
very few, If any, of our people took tfie
Capt. W. HwH." Iweilen and his son,
Lieut. Lewellen, of Las Cruces, N. M.,
are at the Ebbitt House. Both father
and son belong to Troop I of the Rough
Riders, and fought side by side all
through the Cuban campaign. Neither of
the two were wounded, although they
took part in the famous charge which
has Immortalized the Rough Riders.
Lieut Lewellen is nearly seven feet tall
and weighs over 200 pounds, and, to use
his own expression, was "the best target
in the troop."
A. P. Folsom, of New York, who Is on
his way home after a visit to Key West,
Is at the Arlington.
"While In Key West," said Mr. Folsom
last night, "I met a number of Americans
and Cubans who had just left Cuba.
They were bitter in their denunclatltfn of
the Cuban War Commission because of
the extremely slow progress that is being
made In the negotiations for the evacua
tion of the Spaniards and the apparent
desire on the part of the Commission to
act only in accordance with the- wishes of
"In my judgment the Commission
should have completed Its labors before
this. The delay is adding greatly to the
suffering of the Cubans, particularly the
reconcentrados, and the President would
do well to prod Sampson with a sharp
"It must be" apparent to the warmest
friends and admirers of Secretary Algor
thatr ggoss mismanagement has marked
his administration of that department
during the war," said Charles Hendrick
son, oOobile, at the Metropolitan last
"I anvjglad that the President Is deter
mined iO'.push the Investigation, and I
fear that, the majority of the charges
broughtagalnst Secretary Alger will be
found tO't true. When his administra
tion of the Var Department In contrasted
with that -pf the Navy Department, his
incompetency is magnified. I hope that
the Investigation will be honestly con-ducted,-ana"that
If he has been derelict
the commission will have the- courage to
say so." i
SYMPATHY. TOa MBS. DAVIS.
Her Da-iisrhter' Remains "Will Lea.ve
XurroK-uiiHett I'ler Tomiirroir.
'Narragansett Pier, R. I.. Sept. 20 It
has been decided that the body of Miss
Winnie Davis, after a brief service here,
will be forwarded to Richmond, Va on
the train leaving here at 10:20 o'clock
Thursday morning. Mrs. Jefferson Davis
has asked Gen. Archer Anderson and the
vestry of St. Paul's Church, where the
services will be held, to take charge.
The Jefferson Davis Monument Associa
tion will participate In the ceremonies,
and the Confederate soldiers of Richmond
have been formally invited to take part.
So far as selected, the honorary pall
bearers are: Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler,
U. S. A., Burton N. Harrison, Clarence
Cary, A. A. Maglnnls. Gen. Archer An
derson, William O. Skelton, and J. Tay
Hundreds of telegrams arrived today
from soldiers and statesmen and from
the commanders of many camps of Con
FTJNERAI, OF "WTNITIE DAVIS.
Coiifederute Vetoruim From nnsh
iiiKton Who "Will Go to Richmond.
In compliance with the order issued by
Gen. J. B. Gordon, commanding the
United Confederate Veterans, the following
detail has been made from the Confederate
Veteran Association of this city to at
tend the funeral of Miss Winnie Davis,
at Richmond, Va., on Friday next:
Gen. L. L. Loraax, Gen. Marcus J.
Wright, Gen. Frank C. Armstrong, Major
R. W. Hunter, Major H. L. Biscoe, Major
Holmes Conrad, Major E. W. Anderson,
Capt. Charles-C. Ivey, Capt. J. W. Drew,
Capt. H- B. Llttlepage, Franklin H. aiac
key, Leigh Robinson, William A. Gordon,
E. C. Crump, Hon. Silas Hare, Hon. H.
A. Herbert, Thomas W. Hungerford, Dr.
W. P. Young, G. Edmonston, Hon. W. H.
Prof. Harrison Randolph, president of
the College of Charleston, at Charleston,
Is the guest of Gen. Gibson, In this city.
Rev. Kemper Babcock, of Grace Church,
Georgetown, has returned to his home'
in Virginia, for several weeks' stay.
Lieut. John W. Stewart, of the navy,
will make his home In this city this Win
ter, and has taken up his residence at
No. 1400Massachusetts Avenue.
Dr. J,oh'n W. Jennings, recently married
to Mis's Isabel Auth, has returned to this
city with his bride.
S. R. Bond has returned from an ex-tendedvislt-
to the Maine coast.
J. Louis Loose, whose place of business
narrowly escaped destruction during the
Robinson-Chery Cpmpany fire, has just
returned with his family from a European
JohnP- Hcaly will leave the city to
morrow for Cumberland, Md., for a two
B. J. Downey, jr., of L Street, has left
the city for an extended tour through
North -Carolina and other Southern and
Benjamin . Woog, one of Washington's
recruits in Roosevelt's Rough Riders, has
returned to his home in LeDroit Park, on
furlough. Mr. Woog was one of the un
fortunates of Col. Roosevelt's command
who were kept In camp at Tampa-durlng
William Price, of the Treasury De
partment, has returned from a trip to
England, where he visited his father.
District Commissioner Wight made a
personal call upon Secretary John Addi
son Porter at the White House yester
day. Gen. Wilson, chief of engineers, has re
turned from his inspection tour of the
seacoast defenses. He called upon the
Mr. Iddy Dean, of Chicago, secretary
of the National League of Willing Work
ers, is here on a visit to her sister, Mrs.
Ellen G. Whitney,, of No. 600 Third Street.
An Assault From the Rcnr.
(rrom tlie Binghamton Herald.)
One sick soldier returning from the war was
"kiised on the train by fifteen young wemtn."
Exchange. Probably the fact tliat M wasn't
kissed on the mouth prevented him from being
ALGER HAS NOT RESIGNED,
Hut Ills Retirement From the Cab
inet l.s Imminent.
Tt was intimated in The Times when
Secretary Alger left Washington on his
present trip, nearly two weeks ago, that
his retirement from the Cabinet was im
minent, because of the attacks upon his
administration of the War Department.
Taking this intimation as a "tip," cer
tain newspapers arc now asserting thai
the Secretary, prior to his departure,
made a verbal tender of his resignation
to the President, who declined to con
sider it. Tills is merely a subterfuge
by which to exploit as news at this time
the information that The Times furnished
when Secretary Alger left Washington.
The real situation of affairs as affect
ing Secretary Alger's future connection
with the Administration is as follows,
based upon authority that cannot be
President McKinley 'was disposed to
stand by Secretary Alger, believing that
if there had been abuses in the AVar De
partment the Secretary was ignorant of
and not responsible for them. So many
representations were made to him, how
ever, that the abuses were mainly due
to Alger's incompetency and neglect, by
subordinates, who were determined not
to be held culpable -for offenses of so
serious a character, that the President
was compelled to take cognizance of
It is known that Secretary Alger pooh
poohed the idea of an Investigation be
ing ordered by the President, it Is equal
ly well known that the President did or
der an Investigation and is now trying to
organize a commission to conduct it.
But there were political phases In the
situation that probably exerted a more
powerful influence upon the .President
than the protestations of Secretary Al
The President was Informed by party
leaders in whose judgment he places
Implicit confidence, that the belief in Al
ger's utter Incompetence had become gen
eral throughout the country, and was be
coming more and more confirmed by the
uniform tales, of suffering told by the
thousands of volunteer soldler3 returning
from the war and from the pestilential
camps in the East and South. It was
represented very plainly to Mr. McKinley
that the Administration could not afford
to brand all these tales as fabrications
and their narrators as falsifiers by blind
ly sustaining Secretary Alger in his con
tention that they were sensational Inven
tions, Finally, the President took a look
around for himself, and with his own
eyes saw some hundreds of starved and
fever-stricken soldiers who only a few
months before had enjoyed robust
health. He was then convinced that he
could not afford to play a political Sinbad
to Alger's Old Man of the Sea.
Having reached this conclusion, so the
apparently authentic story goes, the
President sent for Secretary Alger and
placed the situation before him. The
success of the Republican party was the
paramount consideration. Had il not
been for the War Department scandals
the present Administration would have
been a glorious success, and on Its war
record alone as an Issue would have buen
assured of another leae of power. Those
scandals had become so serious as to
menace the welfare of the party, and the
President did not feel as if party success
should be imperilled by sustaining any
one member of the Administration in da
fiance of public opinion, at least without
some show of complying with the popu
; lar demand for an investigation.
The President was grateful, of course,
for Alger's financial assistance In the
last campaign, and believed, equally of
course, that an investigation would vin
dicate the Secretary. A request from the
Secretary for an inquiry would, there
fore, relieve the Administration from
much embarrassment. If the investiga
tion showed Alger's innocence, no harm
would be done, and his retention in the
Cabinet would be assured. On the other
hand. If culpability were proved it would
be better that one member of the Cabinet
.should be sacrificed than that the entire
Administration should be ruined.
' ' Secretary Alger was greatly chagrined,
for he believed that the President should
have been willing to stick by him through
thick and thin. He told the President
he was sure that the scandals would die
out if left alone. Somewhat sarcastically
he inquired, it is said, if the President
would not like to have his resignation
then and there.
"After the report of the Investigating
committee is received there will be time
enough to talk about that." the Presi
dent is reported to have said, which was
equivalent to saying that in case of en
unfavorable report the Secretary's resig
nation would be expected.
Secretary Alger affected an air of non
chalence and made the request for an in
quiry as suggested by the President.
As the case now stands it is understood
by the President and Secretary that if
j the Investigating commission's report con
tains a censure, Alger will resign. This
was what wns meant when It was said
that Secretary Alger's retirement from
the Cabinet was imminent, for with all
the evidence that has been accumulating
nothing less than a report of censure is
looked for in official circles.
But Alger's retirement is Imminent for
another reason. The session of Congress
is rapidly approaching and whether the
President's commission has reported by
that time or not, Congress will surely
start an investigation on Its own account.
When Congress investigates a Cabinet
officer's conduct of his department it is
certainly to be an extremely serious affair
for that officer.
The belief is general that President Mc
Kinley was honest in his conviction that
such a commission as he is trying to or
ganize would be able to get at the truth
despite Its lack of power, and, in fact,
of any legal existence. It is also believed
that he earnestly desires that the truth
should be known, not only because it is
good politics on his part just now to
have it known, but because he Is really
a friend of the volunteer soldiers and Is
not willing that they should be starved,
neglected and otherwise outraged with
Department officials are having a lot of
quiet fun over Secretary Alger's grand
swing around the camps, accompanied by
Surgeon General Sternberg and Quarter
master General Ludington. One of them
said last night:
"Alger is shrewd. During his swing
around the camps he will find any num
ber of men who will be willing to appear
before the investigating committee to tes
tify that camp life had been one long,
sweet dream, that they had been fed on
the fat of the land, had been provided
with all the comforts of home, and that
they had never seen any sickness, suf
fering, starvation, or dying. It is a good
thing to pick out your own witnesses and
have a quiet little talk with them before
they go on the stand."
Col. I'ryan and Xciirnnka.
(From the Omaha World-Herald.)
The charge that Col. Bryan is needed on te
stump in Nebraska in the present campaign is
untrue. Tlie biineullists of this State will win
a splendid victory without the pre-sence of their
great leader. Tlie Republican organs may con
tinue their despicable flinch at the colonel of the
Third Ncbtaska, but every new assault will only
add to Bryan's fame, and the people of this
State will "hold the administration responsible
fcr tho health and welfare of every member of
the Third Nebraska.
(From the Chicago Post.)
"The difference between the idealities and the
reaiitas of life," sa!d the philosopher, -thoughtfully,
"lies in the chance that when you meet
your Ideal and have thoroughly ati-fird"3-ourJelf
that she is your ideal jcu will flrd that yen are
Then they knew that he was not philosophiz
ing in this instance, but giving a scrap of per
Spreading; an Epidemic
(From the Chicago Record.)
"Those people at the country hotel didn't give
us half enough to eat."
The Very last of the Smith Stock,
We're going to keep our word if it costs a fortune there will be no
stock from the Smith store to mingle with the new that will open the Saks
Stores next week. If s well gone already and what's left pays the penalty
of its presence with the greatest reductions chronicled during the sale. Per
haps we've cut deeper than need be but we've surely made certain of com
plete clearance by Saturday night. Largely odds and ends but the
reputable values the Boston Variety Store was " known for. It's the last
page of the preface to the record of great events that are to follow the open
ing of the united stores.
ODD PAIRS OF LADIES'
AUSSES' KID GLOVES
And the best of it is these are gloves that though they are Smith's haven't been
in the storeort-eight hours, They're sample Gloves he contracted for to be de
livered September 18. Of course when they came we had to take them. And for your
benefit were glad to.
They're In all street shades. Including Black; mostly 2 and 3-clasp Gloves, which
identifies them as this season's. They've been handled, of course and some show
It a little. But they're not harmed. We put them all on sale today among 'em
are Trefousse Gloves that sell the world over at $2.
Take your choice of any
any Make and Size in the lot.
up to S2 for
Those bargains you've already had from
tho Smith stock will whet your apprecia
tion for these the last you can have.
Choice patterns in Silk Band Bows and
Club Ties; worth 23c. Your r 0C
pick of any 2 101" Z0U
What are left of the regular 50c. Silk
Tecks, Puffs and Four-in-hands; "Cp
every pattern a good one Zuu
AH the Smith 10c. Linen Collars are
tumbled Into" a big basket. n
Lot of 50c. Negligee Shirts: with sep
arate cuffs: only sizes 1G 1-2 and OQn
17 left i3b
What remain of the C3c. and 75c. Mad
ras Negligee Shirts not all sizes Op
by any means..... tJu
Smith's regular $1 Gray and Cam- PHp
el's Hair Underwear fs offered at....JJU
This is a short story two items long
only. But it offers the inducements
forty would ordinarily.
200 pairs Ladies' Lisle Thread Hose;
rlchelleu ribbed. One of Smith's pur
chases that came after Smith had J
All sizes 35c grade ""
Ladles' Gray Silk and Lisle Thread
Hose; that's worth Jl a pair but OCp
S's and 8 1-2 are all that are left ZUU
meaning Linen Collars, Lace Ruffles and
Silk and Wash Cravats.
Lot of Ladies' Linen Collars and White
and fancy Shirt Fronts that have On
sold from 15c to 35c Ou
Ladles' White Pique and Fancy Wash
Flat Scarfs and Silk Puffs; the cheapest
In the lot were 25c from that to
Ladled' Black Fancy Ruffs, for
the neck full and fine; were $1.00...
Ladies' Handkerchiefs, j
Hemstitched: fancy bordered; lace
trimmed, and Mourning Handker- "
chiefs, 12 l-2c. and 15c. qualities, for.. Ou
Two tables hold all that's left.
On one table are Ladies' Light
Medium weight Vests, in White
Cream, with lace trimmings.
Worth up to 25c Choice
On the other table are Ladies Heavier
Weight Ribbed Vests and Draw
ers worth up to 50c for
Sterling Silver Novelties.
A big tray full of them Silver-back
Combs. Paper Clip. Memo. Tablets. Key
Rincs. Pencil Holders, Ink Stands etc.
Worth up to S1.9S. Choice
Military Buckles, with enamel f nn
flags; worth up to 19c, for ....I vJw
Ladies' Yea Gowns.
Four Fancy Cassimere Tea Gowns;
made up in exclusive styles, neatly trim
med. Smith's price was $3.50.
s ql company,
Penna. Ave. and
YELLOW FBVEB, PRECAUTIONS.
Persons From Infected lllstrlets
MnHt Have Clean 11111s.
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 20. The reporr
that yellow fever Is in Louisiana and Mis
sissippi does not cause the slightest ap
prehension, and business goes right along.
The State board of health has placed
quarantine inspectors on all trains enter
ing Florida with the view of preventing
the ingress of persons from New Orleans
and the Infected districts of Mississippi.
These inspectors are clothed with con
siderable authority, being authorized to
make arrests without warrants and turn
over the offenders to the nearest sheriff. ,
Inspectors are on duty wherever railroads j
enter the State, the most important point
being the Alabama and Florida State
boundary, where the agent of the board
for Escambia County is giving the matter
personal attention. No one will he al
lowed in Florida who comes from New
Orleans nr Franklin, La., or Jackson,
Miss., or neighboring towns of Missis
sippi, until they have certificates from
Dr. Edmond Souchon. president of the
Louisiana State board of health; Dr. H.
H. Harolson and Dr. J. F. Hunter, of the
Mississippi State board, of Drs. Carter or
Murray, of tlso marine hospital service.
No baggage can be brought in until it
has been disinfected. No more furloughs
are to be given soldiers who go to or
through the Sta lea of Louisiana and Mis
sissippi, and those absent are to have
their furloughs extended.
(From the Minneapolis Tribune.)
Mr. Andrew Lan? ascribes the pop'riarit 0f
such religious novels as "Ben Hur," "Quo Vadis"
and "Barabbas" to modern delight in the Inter
view. People like personal details. Thev want
to see the apostles at home. They are iutcre-tcd
in such family gossip as "Peter's Wife's Motjier
Lay Sick of a Fever." They want to know the
characters of apostolic story amid their every-diy
surroundings, and in their personal relations to
their fellow men. No matter how much the
novelist draws on imagination for his facts, the
reader is inclined to accept his fictions a? verit
able history so strong is the desire for this out-of-the-way
11 Striped Merino
ished with ruffle.
11 Near-silk Underskirts, In silky
snaues and effects. Worth
Ladles Domet Flannel Underskirts.
sinpeu anu plain, finished with scallop
aiuuiiu ooiiom. smiths price was
50c. We close them out at
Ladies' Dress Skirts.
23 Linen Dress Skirts. In all lengths
properly draped, wide hem. and worth
w-uwi was smith's price
ItO Black Dress Skirts, cut
latest style; worth $3.50 for .
Ladies' Pique and Lawn Suits.
Altogether, they'll only fill ,0ne rack
and at these prices they Should be clear
ed out In one morning.
Pique Suits, plain and fanclly trimmed-tailor-made,
perfect fitting. Smlth-i
prices ranged from 56 to $12. (Tn nn
Our closing out price Is v... 4)2, DO
Ladies Fancy Lawn Dresses, made up
in the best style and best man- q i nn
ner; reduced from $1.50 to ........ 3 I .JO
Another lot of Lawn Dresses, dark.
xancy patterns; made up In the Qf) nr
latest style; reduced from $5. to.
Girls' Wash Suits.
Ne.w blouse effects, trimmed with
White. Red and Black braid. -'Those that
have been $ff.30, we shall sell at $U5;
and those that have been $3.75, (Q nr
go at .' 4)0, JO
Three Girls White Duck Dresses; sizes
b. 3 and 10 years: they are made with
blouse effect. Smith's price was
$ 1 .98
1 $1. To close them out :...
Ladies' Shirt Waists.
All there are but not over fwenty doz
ensome or them have been" selling up
as high as $2J23 Madras Pereales,
Lawns. Ginghams. Dimities,, fine
Cheviots, etc; choice of any Waist CQn
in the lot r. 03b
Two small lots but two big values
that we have made more attractive still
by cutting the prices more than one-half.
Choice of Lawn and Cambric Wrappers,
in Light and Dark effects; perfect QCft
fitting and neatly trimmed. "Were $2.. Dub
Lot of Fine Lawrt AVrappers, made up
in the latest style both Iignt and dark
patterns: trimmed in good taste;
perfect fitting. Were $1 and $1.59. CCn
Choice now 00 b
Lot of Muslin and Cambric Gowns;
trimmed with embroidery; cut full and
long. Smiths price was $L25. CCn
Lot of Muslin and Cambric Drawers
and Chemise; trimmed with tucks, ruf
fles and embroidery; some have Qfc
been S3c, others SSe. Choice of any.. r0 9
jMAY BE A IdTABYT.ATTO GIRL.
A Suggested Solution of the Briilue
port Murder My.Htery.
Baltimore, Sept. 2J. The Bridgeport
murder mystery may find its unraveling
Last March Miss Laura Gertrude Mc
Coomber, twenty-one years old, sister of
a. prominent St. Mary's County fann-rr
left her home and went to Philadelphia,
where she stated she had secured a posi
tion in a cigar factory. From Philadel
phia she wrote to her family that she
was going to New Haven, Conn., but did
not state for what purpose. The last
heard from her was on June 15, when she
wrote her brother that she- had been
offered a position In Bridgeport, Conn
Miss McCooraber had dark blue eyes,
chestnut hair, and one or more teeth
filled with gold. The matter has been
placed in the hands of a local detective
agency for investigation.
Hank Surety Paper.
(From the New York Sun.)
A new kind of safety paper for banks, etc . J
announced, though the inventor. nsra- J
not appear. It is a foreign idea, one (caturu "'
the invention consisting in printing or other s
irapressing on the paper employed a piunhtt f
sets of lines or marks, one or more ct i"
which are indelible and the remaining sets d h
ble; these lines or n:ur!v3 are made !o fine and
so closely alternating or relatively disfxxed thit.
in ordinary observation with the naked ere no
single line or mark Is distinguishable; Again, the
indelible lines or marks are made of a color d.f-fering-
from, tbocgh complementary to, that ff
the delible lines or marks, so that, owing t
their clooc juxtaposition. they will convey the
impression of a color differing from those of
either cf the sets of lines or marks. Thus, any
chemical action or erasure on such paper uroold.
It is claimed, be at once discernible, and the
shade made by the two color combination wonM
be hard to duplicate.
(From the Philadelphia Item.)
Contrast this Government train with the finely
equipped hospital trains Philadelphia, sent out.
On the latter every possible attention and iLIi
cacy had been provided. There were sufficient
nurses to see that every sick, man wai raad; a
comfortable as possible.
One was true Brotherly Lovci the other wa
United States army red tape and unwise economy.