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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
FRANK A MUNSEY
MONDAY NOVEMBER 18 ipor
A WORD ABOUT THE TIMES
Tin liiiiluiiij of a new paper on the foundation of an old one is
not altogether like a pleasure excursion In many lespeuts it
would be easier and far moie satisfactory to begin at the begin
ning Then peifeet preparation in the way of machinery and gen
era I equipment could Ire made befoie issuing he first number
The work of rebuilding The Times must go on in the midst of
the rush and hurry of getting out both a morning- and an evening
paper and a Sunday issue as well
The purchase of The Times was not concluded until Thursday
night Till then no preparation had been made for taking over the
properly On Friday we were plunged into the real work of getting
up the Saturday morning issue ami we have been leasonably busy
since then getting in pace with the rapidly succeeding editions We
began our work with the force we found here a foice trained to a
school of journalism that differs widely from that the new Times
will eventually present Under these conditions the progress to
ward a lighter brighter cheerier journalism has as a matter fjf
necessity been slow I5ut the work of remodeling the paper of get
ting it away from the commonplace of infusing life and vigor and
local color into it will begin to show as soon as the piesent staff
falls into line with our policy and as new and able recruits can be
added
I like to talk these matters over with vou the readers of The
Times 1 want you to know what we are iloiiifprnul to feel a per
sonal interest in what we are doing From now on The Times will
be edited for tou run for you The closer the bond of interest be
tween the editor and the reader the nearer the paper willccme to
leflecting the ieal life of the people
A conventionality that would prohibit me from talking to you
t hi ough the columns of this paper frankly as I wonjd talk to you
personally is a kind of conventionality that cuts no figure with me
The publication of a daily paper is a business proposition It
is not one of sentiment but of practical common sense and straight
forward honesty F It A X K A M U X S E Y
A Mrmiirlnl Bridge
It was an aspiration of the late
President to illustrate the eo operation
under a common uniform of the sol
ller8 of the North and South in the
Sjianish war The blue and the giey
had united in khaki and Mr McKinley
dpired ta commemorate the event by
a bridge across the Potomac
Now that he is dead it has been
suggested that the idea should be mag
nified into a memorial bridge com
memoratlve alike of the kindly hearted
President and of his most enduring
ork the union in a common senti
ment f patrIotini of the peoples north
and south of the Potomac The sugges
tion Ts a good one and worthy of all
aceentanc
The national memorial to a national
martyr s hould be in the city where he
diu his national work That city is
Washington and the people of AVash
Ington while recognizing- the senti
mental claim of Canton urge their
national claim as more binding- upon
the American people
iKHciiIturc In Hie Philippine
The agricultural experiment station
which has proved valuable to farmers
in tMa country is likely to be intro
duced in the Philippines Secretary
AVIIson Is planning to send out a num
ber of scientists to the islands to dis
tribute seeds and teach the natives
modern methods of agriculture Even
jiov the products of tropical regions
are proverbially luxuriant and it is not
known what can b done with improved
implements and scientific cultivation
Possibly Mr Wilson will And that he
has increased the productiveness of thp
soil to such an extent that the crop will
have to come up in layers one plant
standing vn the head of another
The scientists who thus serve as mis
sionaries of agriculture however are
likely to have some quaint experiences
The average Oriental has all kinds of
objections to changing his ways of
making a living This must be taken
into account by the members of any
civilizing agency hent to the Philip
pine They may explain the chemical
proper ties of the soil and the laws of
Krouth and all that until they have
phasla but If their listeners happen to
behave that there Is a tutelary demon
somewhere about who holds different
vievs that is all the good It will do
In connection with all Oriental prob
lems it is wise to remember the fate
of the man who once tried to spur such
a community up to modern business
methods
At d the end of it all was a tombstone
lull with the name of the late de
ce ated
And the epitaph drear A fool lies here
wtio tritd to hustle the East
The missionaries will need a bound
less i i ik nee
The sin fir Uniftalon
Suffl lent for the day lb the develop
ment thereof but that development
eaurot continue if United States ships
must f till round Cape Horn in order to
eah San Francisco md the markets
of the East if tfcilted State messages
irust still be s ent on alien cables if
Uniloir States goods must still be car
lled In foreign vessels If the United
States Army and Navy be still main
tained on a footing Incompatible with
her sire with her increasing interest in
international affairs If certain sections
of the United States Senate continue to
obstruct all progressive measures
To right these matters is a task
worthy of a young President of a busi
nesslike Congress
Deputy Commission- r Dewry is said
to have a bad cold In his head Under
the circumstances he ought perhaps to
be thankful that there Is an thing
there
President Kliot it taking a very
gloomy view of things but after all
Thanksgiving is almost here and after
the football game the Harvard boys
V 111 be able to do some study lnjr
Emma Nevada announces that de
flte the warfare being made upon rag
iinc music she will continue to sing
tne old songs which Uje ieople love to
hear The objections urged against
uch music do not cairy much convlc
iin to th average mind It is well for
adlng musicians to aim at the highest
jn tjieir art but it is a purpose
f inn k to pleas is v dl us to elevate
I mi pwln how ragtime can do any
J anii ulir 1 arm Grunting the su
j ic i y ii ju eductions of the
greM compceis tne fact remains that
a very large majority or people would
rather listen to a rich plantation
melody thanothe tlnest grand opera
ever wiittcn fir sung
It looks very much as If the army
pull had been worked so hard that It
had pulled out ant left a large hole
It is not so much to the point now
adays what the Governor of North
Carolina said fo the Governor of South
Carolina The Information really de
sired is Just what the Governor of Ken
tucky said to th Governor of Indiana
The conv ersation in the latter case was
not at all pleasantly suggestive
Senator Piatt is spying nothing so in
dustriously that nobody can even find
out what kind of language he is saying
it in
The result of the New Haven football
game and the New York election seems
to Indicate that this is an off year for
tigers
CURRENT PRESS COMMENT
President HfMiMrreltit Position
New York Tripune With all loyalty to
the policy of his predecessor and regard
for his memory he out solve the prob
lems of his own administration ii faith
fulness to his own conscience and accord
ing to his own interpretation of the sig
nificance of new information aout them
not by searching for a miraculous reve
lation of the view his predecessor would t
lane oi vsery pqtry mauer reo men
equally conscientious and equal devoted
to the same policies will acr alike In
minute detail Each man to be true to hi-
mission must be true to himself
Iut n Stop to It
Brooklyn Etsle Thit is not pleasant
news that the Germans are supplying our
enemies in Samar with arms and ammu
nition It Is hoped that it is not news
although it is official Whoever Is caus
ing the deatrr or our soldiers In the Phil
ippines will have to stop and stop it to a
certainty
A Splendid Outlook
Philadelphia Times There has never
licen a time -in repent history when the
country has had tho right to expect high
er standards In the tlvll service than
now and President Roosevelt and Maor
Low have It in their power to give the
country In tho next few years many im
probive object If ssons In good govern
ment
Splendid Isolation
New York Wfirid The latest French
budget showed a deficit of JlftOuOOW
The latent German budget showed a
cwncit of tZJWSX
The latest Krltffh budget showed a
deficit of 2GOOij
next United States budget will it
is expected show a surplus of J130w ty
Alone among thegreit nations the Uni
ted States is paying its way as it gxs
and steadily reouclng its funded debt at
the same time
Ii n iifxliell
New York CnmTiercial Advertiser The
question of whether or not we should
have a large navy was settled affirmative
ly by the late war Having decided to
have It the one thing to do is to make it
as efficint as possible and that can only
bf- done by manning our ship- with train
ed men
Itetiulre Constant Slinklnir
Cincinnati Enquirer What some of the
leading Republicans In Congress seem to
want the Iresldeut to do Is to keep quiet
ind leave Congress to attend to business
but if the legislative department is as
dilatory It nan leen for three or four
KCP ions nothing will ever be done
Let It Wcine
Chicago Tribune Let the tariff It
cannot be elnngtil at one point without
an t ttempt being1 made to change It every
where The whole subject wab discussed
In In 34 and again in 1SS7 only four
jears upo Nobody wishes it discussed
now When tlo average American is
asked in these busy hippy days what he
thinks of the tnrift qucMion he speaks or
it ii disrespectful as Sir Vanderblt did
of the publ
Our Trade v It It aiindn
Chicago Chronicle Our trade with Can
ada hampered s il is exceeds In value
onr trade with anv country on the conti
nent of Europe excepting Germany It
exceeds our trade with all South America
Central America and Mexico In its trade
with us Canada is certainly to be ranked
as one of the great commercial nations
even It wc do not regard it as a part of
the greatest of esimmerdal nations it
would seem therefore to come within the
scope of President Roosevelts polk oi
reuproc il treaties with the great iom
merclal nations of the world
The Ile rI lliiwlneits IiilercfftK
St Louis Poii DIspatch Atly Congres
sional Interference with a great monopoly
will be considered by tho monopoly a
dlarranKenient of the buslnoss and finan
cial nffflrs of the tountry Iiut there
silll n great many people In business
who arc not associated with monopolies
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TIIK 11MBS TVASltMGTOSi JUOMAY NOVEMBER IS 1901
PERSONAL
IolltirN fur J PTf
John G Carlisle came over fiim Vew
ork estenla and Is registered Sbt the
Arlington He wis for many jesrs a
member of the House of Representatives
then for several terms its Speaker after
ward Serator and llnall of
the Treasury- under PresTldgnt Cleve
lands second Administration sup
port of the financial policy of his tfiief
which was In ultra contrast to what Car
lisle had always advocated cost him his
popularity with those who luulfor years
been his most ardent supporters
When Mr Carlisles term as Sfcretary
of the Treasury expired he settled In
New Vork and ceased to be a factor In
national politics Throughout all his long
political career he remained a pVjor man
which testllied to his honesty Now by
means of the same sterling Integrity and
his undlspwtt d legal ability he has come
to be a prosperous lawyer in New York
In his declining years he Is miking
morey He declares thtt he is still a
Democrat and he was considerably dls
appointedat th result if the recent mu
nicipal election in New lork
Mr Carlisle looks as hale and heart
as he did at any time during his otllciat
career at the Capital and seems more
vigorous and active than when ho left
Washington The ex Secretary is here to
attend to some lfgal matters before the
United States iircme Court
V Uriel Scnntorlnl Cnreer
Charles A Towne whose recent ephem
eral membership in the Senate terminated
for the present at least his political ca
reer was a guest yesterday at the
A man of conspicuous ability he
came to Congress from Minneapolis sev
eral years ago and in that galaxy of
statesmen his talents were soon recog
nized He was a Republican Then he
differed with his party on the money
question and failed of re election He
supported in 3SM the party he had but a
short time before bitterly antagonized
Last year he wasnomlnatcd by the Pop
ulists and Silver Republicans for the Vice
Presidency The Democratic party in
convention refused to ratify that nomina
tion and Mr Towne withdrew In favor of
former VL c President Stevenson He be
came a full fledged Democrat When Sen
ator Davis died tle Governor of Minne
sota after severr1 Republicans had re
fused the honor appointed Mr Towne
United States Senator He served only
one month the Legislature electing Sen
ator Clapp his successors Mr Towne
made one speech before his senatorial
term expired
Mr Towne then removcerto New- lork
and began the practice of law He also
organized a strong company and struck
oil In the Beaumont fields of Texas He
has achieved a marked suoces even in
the time less than a year since he left
the Senate His income Is now many
times larger than th t of the Vice Presi
dent of the United Ttatr A
A oveI Selietix of Decoration
At the suggestion of Representative
Tawney Chalrmtu of tbo House Com
mittee on the Lou31 a Purchase Expo
sition the commitb room assigned to
that committee Is is decorated In a
novel and effective style The artist se
lected the most striking examples of mod
ern exposition architecture beginning
with the centennial exposltkitf of 1S7C and
running through the Chicago the Buffalo
the San Francisco and Omaha exposi
tions with which he frescoed the walls
He has reserved one side of the room to
be decorated with a picture of the most
beautiful buildinc to be erected for the
St Louis exposition The room is one of
the best in the remodeled wing formerly
occupied by the Congressional Library
From the windows Pennsylvania Avenue
can be seen for its entire length
Cniitlfiiix Senator SIioup
With hlH back against the wall ex
Senator George L Shoup of Idaho sat
In the smoking room of the Normandie a
few evenings ago He sat in the corner
farthest from the door which he faced
Senator Shoup always sits down with his
back to the wall when he can and he
always faces the door
It Is instinct with Senator Shoup It
Ik the echo of I1I3 many stirring years of
life as a Western scout His conferees
in the Senate often made fun of the cau
tion with which he would take his place
In his committer room his back against
the wall his eyes on the r In order
that no one might get the drop on him
by surprise In the hotel dining room
Senator Shoup alwayB tries to get a table
next the wall and he refuses to sit where
he cannot re everyone that comes In
Statchooil fur Oklahoma
Governor Jenkins of Oklahoma who is
at thf Dewey said yesterday that a
strong effort will be made this winter to
induce Congress to admit Oklahoma to
statehood The Territory of Oklahoma
he raid is rapidly growing In wealth and
the increase in populatlouSs Constant and
steady Governor Jenkins IS here on offi
cial business and will probably remain
until the opening of Cortgres
FOREIGN TOPICS
Klnc IKrrltIi Shaft
In the churchyard at BewcaMle Cum
berland England an Isolated spot about
twelve miles from any railway station Is
a monument built 12W years ago bearing
the inscription The first year of
Ecgfrith King of this realm that Is A
IX 070 AnotLcr Inscription Runic on
the west side says that It was set up as
1 Standard of Victory in Memory of
Alchfrlth lately King1 of Northumbrian
who played so Important a part In the
hlttory of the time An Interesting ac
rount of the cross Is given in Bishop
Browne s work The Conversion of the
Heptarchy He says that the inscriptions
are the earliest examples known to be
In existence of English literature and
looking to the Importance in the history
of the world of the conversion of England
there is no historical monument In these
lands to compare with the Bew castle
Cross The shaft as it stands is a
square- pillar composed of a single block
of grey frestonc fourteen and one lulf
feet high cross head Is gone hut
when entire the monument miit have
been about twenty one feet high
A Guh llnclllus
Prof Gueenbaucr of tho Vienna Uni
versity in his opening lecture announced
the discovery of a biclllus which Is likely
to attract widespread attention In medi
cal circles He stated that in several re
cent oieratlons carriMl out with due at
tention to antiseptic regulations the
healing process lied not as usual proceed
ed without reaction as certain o called
gas abscesses had formed within the
wound A bacteriological examination
Miowed the eause of those abscesses to
be a bacillus hitherto unkioun which
only finds a fostering soli in au exclu
sion of oxjkoii rnd during its growth is
able to develop gas A starch after Its
origin resulted in the discovery that the
same biclllus vilch must be regarded
as tho cause of the abscess 1 to lie found
upon the walla avd celling of the lecture
hall which also serves as the operating
room Experiments are now lelng made
UHn tile new bacillus in Prof Weichsei
bcaniK 1 ictcrlological lratltutc In Vien
na und a fall report Is shortly expected
Lord ItiiheIiery m SmtlT ItotK
It Is not generally known that Lord
Rosebery possesses tho costliest collec
tion of suulf boxes in the world Many
of them are of solid gold and some are
i el with brilliants A curiously Inlaid
enamel snuff box was at one lme the
property of Nupulon Bonaparte A sm ill
black tox studded with three illamomls
belonged to the eminent statesman Pitt
while another plainly Inlaid with fine
gold was used by Tox Although tlw col
lection only comprises iintjM boxes
sltogether Its estimates value Is 175M
V Itcitiiirklllile Dli l S
A remarkable duel with sabres Ifia Jut
ben fought at a quiet sprt on tli est ttc
of Count Rodocniuicehi near Leghorn
The combatants were Signor Gluo Fer
tlnl of Leghorn and Liciilenairt Re Ri
vera of the artillery The coftibiiUbeztn
it I 10 p m and closed at S lu p m
I Ightlng thus lasted exictl iwo hours
thore were event two rounds or as
saults and the halts nltogattn r made
a total of twenty minutes Although
actually thrusting and slashing at e ich
other for nn hour and forty mirrutrs both
combatants escaped with slight cuts At
the end of two hours the Rtxonds put an
end to the combat Tin mIikIii1h im
shook hands
AT SOCIETY
The engagement of Miss Celcstinc Eus
tlsto Mr Charles Rohlen has Just been
announced from Philadelphia Miss Eus
tis now Residing at Aiken S C is n
daughter of the late James B Eustis
a former Senator from Ioulslana and
afterward Unbassadorto France during
the second Cleveland Administration She
spent a great part of her childhood and
early girlhood In Wasjilrgton and was a
great favorite in Paris throughout her
fathers diplomatic career
Mr Iiohlrn resides at Chestnut Hill the
suburb of Philadelphia with
his mother Mrs John Rohlen His fam
ily Is one of the oldest and most promi
nent in Pennsylvania He is a Harvard
graduate of liS and Is a memberof the
1 ading athletic clubs of his cltv German
tow n and New York The- date for the
wedding has not been announced
H
Mrs Roosevelt In rrspense to a request
from the managers of a fair to be Jield
shortly In Paterson NJ has selected
the name for a doll which is to figure In
a prize contest The slip of paper con
taining the name has be In sealed in an
envelope which is not 10 lie opened until
the close of the contesti iwhen the lucky
guesser will receive the doll The com
mittee have not stattsl wTiat will happen
If nobody chooses the name
Mr and Mrs Johnstone de Pcyster are
still at their country home at
wheie they will entertain
several house parties before returning
next month to thelr Coniiectlcut Avenue
horre The elder daughters of the house
the Misses Justine ami Eslclle de Peyster
pent the summer abroad while Miss
Carola who was ope of the debutante
belles of last winter his remained at Tl
voli which has ben In the family for
many generations Tlo estate is quite
English in character possessing as it
does a village of Its own as well as a
stock farm large enough to be fairly call
ed a ranch
Count Hacke of the German Embassy
will sail from New York Wednesday for
his temporary post at Port au Prince
where he will have charge of the German
Legation In Haiti The connt In his ca
pacity as second secretary of the Em
bassy staff has made himself very popu
lar in diplomatic and official societv and
his return in the early spring will be
pleasantly intlcipated
The Secretary of the Interior and Mrs
Hitchcock will entertain at dinner De
cemberlS
Dr and Mrs Walter C Murphy an
nounce the marriage of their daughter
Miss Lorene McNett to Sir Charles P
Woodbury both of this city
Mr and Mrs George Cabot Lodge have
rented the large old fashioned house 113
Pennsylvania Avenue for their Washing
ton home
The next of the seasons debutantes to
make her bow to the social world wlU be
Miss Anita Poor daughter of Mr and
Mrs Charles Poor who will be Introduced
at an afternoon te a on Thanksgiving eve
Miss Edith Childs granddaughter uf
Justice and Mrs Harlan will be present
ed at the Harlan residence December 3
Miss Childs spent the past week In Drook
Ilne Mass with Miss Margaret Shepard
Miss Mackay Smlth eldest daughter of
the rector of St Johns Church and Mrs
Mackay Smith will make her debut De
cember 5
Miss Jtarion Cockrell daughter of llio
Senator from Missouri Is to christen the
Missouri the largest and most formidable
battleship of the navy at its launching at
Newport Jsews Va The cermony will
take plavc the latter part of next month
or early in the new year Miss Cockrell
Is one of the most popular young women
of the Senatorial circle and is both hand
some anil clever She was the guest of
Mr and Mrs Thomas F Walsh in Paris
at the tine that the former represented
Colorado at the Exposition Unlvcrselle
While Countess Margujrlte Casslnl was
In Marlenbad last summer she sat for
her portrait to the Russian painter Mo
kovsky The canvas was not completed
however and the artist is expected short
ly at the Embassy to visit Count Cas
slni when he will finish his work The
countess Is an Ideal- subject for the pho
tographer and is In such demand among
amateur friends and professionals that
she has quite a collection of pictures In
many pretty and picturesque varieties of
dress and pose
Ll ut and Mrs Charlet SUnlher Brom
well have leased the residence 2123
Wyoming Avenue The latters mother
Mrs Scott of Illinois will spend the win
ter with thorn Mrs Scott is the sister-in-law
of ex Vice President Adlai Stcv en
son
Gen Joseph Wheeler is as much- bf a
social hero lu Philadelphia Just now as
he was at Newport in mid summer The
last of the series of dinners for him dur
ing the past week was given bv Mrs Eu
gene Elllcott when the guests lmlted to
meet him Included several brother officers
of the army and Captain Clark of the
navy
Mrs llabl IL Darte wlilnw of Judge
Alfred Darte of Wllkcubarre Pa with
lier children Is the guest of her aunt
Mrs A M Kenaday for the winter at
MB G Street Mrs was formerly
Miss Mabel L Hcmenway or this cty
Miss Thora Strong of Erie Pa will
speml the greater part nf the guy season
with her aunt Mrs Richard Townsend
who will introduce her to society soon
after her arrival here in December
Mrs T Marque Simpson of Philadel
phia gave a luncheon one day last week
in honor of Miss ElizaGeth M Counell of
this city who is now visiting friends in
that city
The Sliver AVave Soci il Club will give
another dance at St Josephs Hall to
morrow right Admission will bo by card
At her Current Topic Talk this morn
ing at Mctzcrott Hall Miss Janet Rich
ards will tell again of her Interesting in
terview with the famous Chinese states
man Li Hung Clung whom shi met dur
ing his visit hero In ISM Miss Rlchnrds
lias just returned from Newark N J
The firs French reception of the sea
son given by Mile V Prudhomme was
largely attended by her pupils and many
distinguished French persons The hand
some parlors of the Carlisle mansion
were beautifully decorated After Mile
Prudhommes introductory remarks
Mme Sheridan read a beautiful poem of
Victor Hugo Napoleon II Monsieur
Dumalnes monologue Lo Portrait do
Monsieur was nncly rendered The
evening closed with a charming little
French plav acted by Miles Camllle and
Mark Becker Among thoie present were
Miss Baker Miss Bushneli Mrs E C
Morgan Sirs 1 J Roberts Master Ieo
Roberts Hiss Monn Roberts Mr G E
Patrick Mme- Mrs Hover Mas
ter David Hover Miss Snyder Miss Eva
Butler viles 1 airgrievea jiuiieit ui
Mile M Dumaine Mme Sheridan J
jime seweu Miir jv o inai njn
Monsieur Becker Mme Becker Mile C
Becker Mile Marie Becker Mile C Mar
tin Mllf J Martin Mr II T Barnes
Monsieur DesGarennes Mr Sehulte Miss
Grace H Semmes and Mile Lleb3chultz
Washington friends hive received Invi
tations to the wedding of Mr John A
Kernan grandson of the late Senator
Francis I Kernan of New York who
was Identified with life here for m inj
y ars and Miss Carolyn G Throup The
ceremony will take place at the home of
the bride at noon November J7 anil the
officiating prelate will probabb be Car
dinal Gibbons of Baltimore
Miss Byrd MacGowau of Washington
Is visiting Miss Lucille yler at her home
In Newport News Va
The marriage of Mr lliomas Marsh ill
Jr of Washington to Miss Emily S
Ciry daugnter of Col and Mm Wil
son Miles Carv of Richmond took place
at Roanoke Va lat Tuesday Rev S
Cuiv Beekwith of Hot springs Va olll
ciatins
Miss Janet Davdsoh of Alenndria lias
returned from a visit to Mbs Muttie Wat
son of Petersburg Va
Mr llcndeis111 wlfi of the c Speakur
or the House Is now in iliforni and
wpectMl to remain th ri during tin- great
er part of the v inui G era He du
sons daughtir I- slndng ii ttah Hi
ex eerttiry Mr Jtillm Iltiuie will nit
re i h Washlngt n until the litter part of
1 thH mouth
SALISBURYS LAST SPEECH
Prime MlulsTers Ltternm es Itcgnrd
eil n Wnk I11 the Prcs
LONDON Nov 17 There has been a
floexl of political oratory In the last week
but the speech have not contained any
thing very freMuor Important The ma
jority have dealt with the war a subject
which remains wrapped in the mystery
thrown over Jt AwtLord S Ulsbury In his
speech a week regoilast night
That speech has received a fresh blast
of criticism with the appearance of the
weekly reviews The Outlook says
In all human probability Lord Salis
burys speech at the Lord Mayors ban
quet Is the last that will fall upon him
to deliver in Guild Hall in the character
of Prime Minister lie left with tho au
dience the impression of being quite a
tired man
The Saturday Review says
An expectant world was never more
brusquely disappointed If Lord Salis
bury had not been the speaker no one
would have taken notice of the speech
There is something almost pitiable In the
attempts of the press of England and the
Continent to conceal their chagrin
The Spectator has this to say
Judged by its public reception the
speech cannot be described as a success
Indeed If we are to describe its effect or
the country we cannot but record that It
was a source of considerable irritation
and disappointment
Many guesses are being made at Salis
burys mysterious pleading that silence Is
Imposed on the Government by a sense of
public duty No authentic Information as
to what the Government knows which
would relieve the public nnxiety if it
could be told is yet forthcoming One
surmise Is that the Government has trust
worth v information of the extent of the
Boer funds If thty arc near depletion it
would naturally hive a serious effect on
the Boers There is no doubt that many
remain in the field still In hopes of Eu
ropean friends assisting them
This hope amounting to a belief is
fostered to a great extent by the Conti
nental press but the support of the press
Is intimately connected with the condition
of the Boer fund
FRANCE GAINS IN THE EAST
GerinniiyK Loss of Prestige Profit
able to tier Neighbor
LONDON Nov 17 The settlement of
tho Franco Turkishdispute came with un
expected promptness The reason for its
suddenness will be most likely sought In
the action of other Powers especially of
the Triple Alliance
The French Foreign Slinister M Del
cassc has scored a distinct triumph but
at the same time he has gone back on
the definite declaration or France to ac
cept nothing less than satisfactory guar
antees that the Sulan would grant her
demands before she would leave MItylcne
Xcr the Sultans promises cannot reason
ably be regarded as the most satisfactory
kind of guarantees Admiral Calllard
however is still with his squadron in
Turkish waters
The Powers there is good reason for
stating however secured from M Del
casse binding pledges to abandon the re
tention of a material guarantee from Tur
key and to withdrnwi Calllard as soon as
the Porte has publicity promised lo con
cede all the French demands
At the same time the Powers undertook
to bring every pressure to bear upon tho
Sultan who finding himself abandoned
by everyone and unable to trust Germany
any more than Russia or Great Britain
was fore cd to yield
The result of dl this will undoubtedly
be to reduce Germanys inlluence at Con
stantinople which for some time has been
predominant and to exalt French inllu
ence which has been practically nil thus
restoring more or less the old position in
Turkey as regards external affairs
For Trance the result Is distinctly bene
ficial It will remov one of the weakest
points of the Republic In the eyes of
Frenchmen viz the lack of exterml re
pute and prestige In Europe
Thus the present Government and the
Republican party heve been greatly
strengthened for the coming election
BRITISH FIGHT LOCUSTS
youth Vfrlrnu Authorities Foree il to
Iuc e n New Peril
BLOEMFONTE5N Nov 17 Boer pris
oners continue to arrive here from the
various British mobile columns In Orango
River Colony at tlic rate of about ICO per
week Tho military hospital Is almost
empty aud tne doctors iml little work on
their hands as the troops in the field
have become hardened by their rough
life and are all in ex ellent health
The country around this place bos been
visited by enormous swarms of locusts
but tho British military authorities have
made a free distribution of fungus to
the farmers which TTis proved deadly In
stamping out tha pests Lately on a
farm near Moddn Jtlvcr three great
swarms of locusts were all killed b this
process
ThTe Is a notlelli improvement in
the condition of Cattle sheep and horss
owing to the excelle t grazlnfrwhlh
has followed the rainv season Plowing
and sowing are now possible everywhere
The ofteial gazette contains a lls t of
the names of tocrs who have died in the
refugee concentration camps In Orange
River Colony since the publication of the
last statemont The last comprises 230
names and of these 1Si aie thoe of chil
dren under the ag of fourteen yenrs
WANT TO IMPORT FILIPINOS
llnvvnllno Growers -ml Vjtents
PI 11 11 Considered I nileslralile
MANILA Nov 17 Agents of Hawaiian
planters are here to investigate Jie feasi
bility of Importing Filipino laborers from
Vlsayas Such a project seems at present
to be undesirable owing to the general
scarcity- of unskilled agriculturists
In Negros nlone last ynr 1l were
employed from the Wand oi Panay while
growers In the Camarlnes in Leyte and
Luzon complain that thev are unable to
work their pre scnt crops through want of
labor
FILIPINOS SENTENCED TO DIE
Native Prli t However to Spn 1 11
TeTin In Prison
MANILA Nov 17 The -Military Com
mission hns passed sentence of death
upon the presidente the chief of poliee
the sergeant of police and a native
prit who were convicted In the notori
ous Taytay casa of stabbing fceven of
their countrymen and burying them alie
In obedience to orders from insurgent
leaders while the town was under an
American garrison
There did not at first appear to be evi
dence of the priests guilt but the other
men confessed when they ve re op the
brink of the grave All were defend d
vigorously by civil counsel
Geneial Chaffee has commutcsl the
death sentence on the priest to a term
of twenty years Imprisonment
THE NOVA FERSEI WANING
merlenii Obse rviltloiis Vret pteil iik
Correct liy llrltlh Vstruiiomrr
LONDON Nov 17 Lord Kelvin Lord
Raleigh an W M Christie the astrono
mer royal express the dce pest interest
m the foreign observations of the Nova
Porsel Mr Christie who Is chief of the
Greenwich Observatoiv expressed in an
interview 111 firm Appreciation of tin
good wort done nt the Lick Observatory
and ibelares that lu accepts tinliclmtiug
Iv tin American obscrvatoiis as accu
rate
At a erltlcnl r cment tin instruments
it Greenwich failed sln hllv Their ob
servations were directed chlellj to
the dWlance and lumlnositv of the
Porsii till v1 ciWslned 1 number of ex
cellent plwtojtfa IdM but time must
elans Irku thur iiuestlgutionx ai
coiiiiiliii The rftoot sulking result 01
th oVirvsrtions t Lick Ohseiwitorv
ran lu Ul h eunUusioii that t
vini 1Mb i was
ibseivii -- tliko b til i iiti in 1 I
to tin I Ht stir i
7 mile- i srUiud ind ill t ill the new
t r wi f b l l I ii
I
111 IK -
t war-
9asfa mmisiwm6ss
WHY CDBANS FAVOR DADY
To iliiploy Only Native Lnlior on
the Ilnvnna Contract
HAVANA Nov 17 The ayuntamlcnto
ns previously nnnourccdhas awarded the
contract for tho severing apd p vving of
JIavana to Michael J Dady
The commission reported In favor of Mr
Dady on account of the reduction of his
bid rrom 11140730 to SlOEtWSS and fur
ther because they were of the opinion
that Mr Dady was a reliable contractor
who offered to employ only Cuban work
men who are very much in need o work
For these reasons the commission con
sidered that It was worth while paying
the extra S219W7 by which amount Mr
Dailys bid exceeds that of McGlvney
Rokeby of Jersey City The commission
therefore recommends that the previous
resolution be amended nnd that the bid
of the Pan American Construction Com
pany which Is Mr Dadys corporation
be accepted in preference tcj fill others
nnd without reservation of ariyklnd
Tho report of the commission contained
a preamble on the legal aspect of the
rase Mr Dadys original figures were
111S5SW These however were reduced
13u by the engineers department on
checking the calculations Civil Governor
Nunez tried to prevent the n itter from
coming up sayrng the minutes of tho
former meeting when the bid of Mc
Glvney Rokeby was accepted should
be approved nnd that the ayuntamlento
would bo liable to damages to the other
contractors who had submitted bids The
council however Insisted Senor Velga
said the people were asking about the
ayuntamlento whether it represented the
Cubans or the American Government On
tht final vote the ayuntamlento accepted
the report unanimously anil resolved to
send It to tho Military Gove nor with a
recommendation that the bid of the Pan
American Construction Company was the
best in order that the Governor might
take this into account when he should
definitely determine the matter
HOLLAND TO REMAIN NEUTRAL
Will Not Iorgei However Tlint tbe
Iluers Are Kinsmen
THE HAGUE Nov 17 In reply to a
representative of the second chamber on
the budget the Government says It de
sires for tho time being to maintain neu
trality in South Africa and Is therefore
compelled to observe international law
The Government however will not lose
sight of the ilea of consanguinity lwtween
Dutchmen and the Boers They will re
main alert and will not lose any oppor
tunity for helping to maintain Interna
tional law and obtaining the restoration
of peace
TO STOP FALLING PRICES
Iiinlslniiii ami Texas Iltcc VIcii
nn Agreement
NEW ORLEANS Nov 17 On lh sug
gestion of the Mutual Rice Mills of Guey
dan La several of the country mills In
the rice district of Louisiana and Texas
are signing an agreement not to sell rice
to New Orleans or New York for the
next thirty days on the ground that New
Orleans and New York have been ham
mering down prices and in consequence-
have demoralized several of the country
mills
The plan of agreement proposes that
all the country mills bind tnemselves not
to sell any mill product to New Orleans
or New York and that the penalty for
so doing be 5 cents for each 1W pounds to
be paid to each of the signers of the
agreement
JOHNSON PURSUES TAX FIGHT
To Curry the Into the Ohio
Supreme Court
CLEVELAND O Nov 17 Mayor Tom
L Johnson will carryhls tax fight against
the steam railroads Into the Supreme
Court tomorrow He will ask that body
to issue a writ of mandamus compelling
the State Board of Equalization of Rail
road Property to reconvene for the pur
pose of changing and equalizing the value
of railroad proporty In the State
in his petition Mayor Johnson states
that he appeared before the board last
June and showed that the railroad prop
erty in the State had an aggregate value
of 530WOOOO and urged that a fair tax
value be decided on However he says
the rallro ids wore only assessed on a
value of 1117000010 and avers that the
assessment is so undervalue as In law to
be fraudulent and void
He claims that the boanLrefused lo ex
ercise Its power and enter upon Its juris
diction afld that it performed what I
did under an Incorrect and mistaken no
tion of Its powers and duties The tax
values are fixed by the county auditors
each auditor determining the value of
railroad property in his county
Mayor Johnsondid his best to persund
the auditors in his part of the State lo
fix what he called a fair value In this
he was unsuccessful so he took the niat
ter to the State Board of Equalization
which is composed of the State Auditor
Slate Treasurer Attorney General and
Railroad Commissioner
The board claimed it had no power to
change the aggregate valuation fixed by
the auditors In this Johnson claims they
erred and it is on this point he hopes to
secute the writ of mandamus
INAUGURATION OF MURPHY
Jerseys New Governor to Ilnve
Plenty of Display
TRENTON N J Nov IT From the
social and spectacular viewpoint the in
uugurnlibn of Governor elect Murphy will
Is quite In contrast with that of Governor
Yoorhees three years ago
It is anticipated that the Murphy in
augural will be attended with all tne mili
tary pomp and civic di plav tliat marked
the introduction into offl e of Gov
ernors prior to the inaugural of Governor
Yoorhees The latter wus not given to
showy celebrations and especially re
quested that there be no demonstration
But it begins to look as If Governor
elect Murphv would let the officers of
the National Guard get out their gold
lace and the campaign clubs of various
kinds abow off their regalia The new
Governor has nlrtady accepted the srv
ices of Drakes Veteran Zoiinvtsof Eliza
beth as his esp cial escort and a general
turnout can be relied upon
Mr Murphv will become the Governor
on Tuesday Januarv 21 at noon He will
be sworn In by Chief Justice Gummere in
Tnylor Opera House and Governor Voor
htes will be to turn over to him
the great seal of the State Whether or
not Governor elect Murphv will reh iblll
tate the pln of hiving a personal HfT Is
yet unknown
BRITISH BREWERS EARNINGS
Coitc crll Paid In lints f UIIIIIIIO
In 11 Veknr
Seme idea of tho quantity of malt II-
quors produced and sold in Great Britain
to take no note whatever of the Imported
beers sold and drunk may be gained from
the annual reports which have recently
been published of the two greatest brew
ery companies Guinness and Alsooo The
Guinness Company has gained a wonder
ful success the past year the AIsopp ba
llot dope so well Guinness pdd es beer
duty for the year iv6u approximately
Ia20rsii The lie m of income tax on the
business amounted to 11000 ectni
the report reads In addition JCloJolJ has
been placed to the reserve ml CJi00
to the depreciation fund umI a 1 per cent
dlviderd with u 4 per cent bonus eddcil
has been paid The sum of JU5K was
caried tvei as surplus -
The AIsopp rcpoit shov a a deficiency
and a decrease in the origuul value of
the concern or nearlv JbUWitm on capi
tal of ulKiut r 2ivlii This la attitbutcd
parti to bad Investment in publli
house of which the coinny had as
mar as thirtv om liilmllnir some large
hotels ami to an attempt to make lager
licet In which Held the eoniihiny found
povviiful competition in ihe linnortutloii
of Genrau lagi 1 From the figures an
Idea mac b obtulned of the v1 1 cnlltal
ivc ted la beer and brownie- la Eng
land these namc being onlc two or the
cominnies ngaged in til i iMim -I
hoi gh thev ir th 1 V -v ie
ivci u g Pcist
SUPPLANTING BRITISH TRADE
rnlted Stntrs Mnklnic Itnpid Coin
merrlnl Prnicrenn In Mexico
The renewed attention to trade condr
tlons between the United States and the
American countries lying south of her
borders due In part to tho meeting of
the Pan American Congress at the City of
Mexico lends special Interest to a state
ment by a British official In Mexico Con
sul Blorklund which has jut reached
the Treasury Bureau of Statistics
That officer calls attention sharply to
the fact that In the one American country
nt the south with which the United
States has satisfactory transportation f
cllltles Mexico the trade of the United
Stntes has vastly outgrown that of other
nations Fifty years ago the trade of
Mexico was carried on by- British hoiues
and as late as 1S72 73 was In a fairly flour
ishing condition but since the opening of
Mexican Central and Mexican Na
tional Railways American manufactur
ers have yearly increased their trade with
the Republic
Today the British trade confined to
a few agencies there being ne Important
commercial establishment which by
means of samples and catalogues under
take the execution of orders Some of
the large British houses employ travel
ers who can always count on their usual
customers for orders but other houses
frequently send out such unsuitable men
often foreigners that they are unable to
get a single order IJIV
Mr Blorklund calls attention to tbo l
lowing points that have been very muinf
overlooked by many British traders
There are over 900 different classifitfiji
tions In the Mexican tariff and lists tjf
articles thit clearly specify- those In which
a doubt might exist are issued by the Min
ister of Finance With theso which can
be obtalrcd on application and the orig
inal tariff there Is no reason why so many
mistakes should be made in consular in- i 3
voices
More care hould be taken In drawing
up these documents which duty fclioulu
not be left to Junior clerks is Is too often
the case Mistakes are of dally occur
rence with consequent fines and the con
signee has mostly to suffer the loss 1
these difficulties could be obviated if
there were a more careful observance of
the tariff regulations
More attention is required to the ques
tion of packing This does not consist
only In a good outer case which in many
cases is better than the boxes made on
the Continent but it is the way the con
tents are packed In the case Merchants
or customers abroad often give instruc
tions as to the packing of certain articles
not only to secure their safe arrival but
also on account of the duties that may be
leviable on those goods If these Instruc
tions were properly carried out It would
save a great deal of trouble on both sides
Great delay in execution Of orders irr
the United Kingdom Is another serious--drawback
to the extension of trade Or
ders from Xlexleo could certainly be filled
In say three months but It Is often
more than double that before shipment is
advised This has more than once been
the cause of important orders being sent
to the United States or some Europeatfja
country where the order has been filleef 7 -
at once
Still another point that deserves the
attention of the British trader In general
is the failure to give estimates or de
scriptions when asked for In such cases
an order may depend upon a full and in
telligible description being given to the
would be customer in metric weights and
measures
NO FINANCIAL PANIC IN JAPAN
Government Announcements of
Pimm Allay Danger of Crisis -
The Japanese Minister has recedvid
cgraphlc advices from his Govemmcritjggjf
-which show th it the statements recently y f
published concerning the existence of 1
financial panic In Japan are tinfouneled
There had been some excitement In1 tbM c
Japanese stock market within the past
few weeks but nothing of an alarming
clarecter This has been effectually
checked by the publication of the Govern-
roents new financial scheme Tbe mar
ket is pow buoyant and Govcmuwnt
curllies are quoted at higher rat s than
for some time past jj
The new financial scheme contemplates 7
the provision of capital for the extension
of railways and telegraphs which ar
yielding a net revenue of 7 per cent by--the
sale of bonds to the postal savings- -banks
the utilization of surplus ravenuea n
from railways and telegraph and tholm
sale from time to time of such eiuantlties
of bends as can be easily absorbed by the
domestic market These operations will
be rendered all the easier by the fact that
r
Japan has just enjoyed one of the most
prosperous years of her history The rlee
nnd silk crops have been unuruaMy Iarg
and there Is e steady Influx of geld result
ant from a flourt TiSiig trade
It is a mistake the Japanese Minister
states to attribute the alleged flnancIaL
panic as has been done to the fallure of
a Japanese loan In this country Thcc
has been no such rallure for the reason
that there have be Mi r negotistons look
ins to a loan En su - t m
as to financial cor o
Japanese Govcrnrr
some of Its bonds
- nM i
re i 1 9ptae
liciencies caused -1 o
expedition to Chh 1 - 1
enquiries was unf vi r m o
as it developed thr exunrrH vf a ci
stringency In the Amen aa and Knglteu
money markets clue to causes entirely
disconnected from any question of Japan
ese credit
The prosecution of public workfttempor
arily In abeyarce by- the diversion of
funds needed to defray the expenses of
the expedition to China has now been
satisfactorily provided for Should an
further rapltal from abroad be hsrsaftrr
desired the Minler 5s satisfied that hi
Government can afford to wait until lei
can be oljtilneil upon favorable jterms
commensurate with Japans crcdIL
ef
OLD HUNT TO BE SOLD
Pliilndrlplila IlnildluK Will Go to
Highest Bidder
PHILADELPHIA Nov 17 An adver
tisement has been issueil by the Secretary
of the Treasury offering for sale to
bidder the Mint building and
grounds at Juniper and Chestnut Streets
The sale will take place In front of th -building
at I o clock on the afternoon of
December 19
An upset price of i0UM Is fixed and
the sam of 150 Cu is required to qualify 1
btd
1 no oaiance must lie paiu tn casji
on delivery of the deeds
Superintendent Boyer is inviting pre-
pcsals for the sale of the old boilers
glnes and other fixtures In the Mlnfe
buildlrg The bids are to be opendjOrjl
December 10 and the awards will be
as soon thereafter as possible -
JAIL BECOMES A RESERVOIR
Nc vntlti Institution Ionjr Disused
1 Thns Vlnde Useful
Reno Ncv has n reservoir that Is with
out parallel in this or any other country
Years ago th State built some prison
vv ulls and built them good and strong
They were thick and high for they were
Intended to prevent any possibility of es
rape by the craltlest of convicts Tlw
work wH finished In due season but exi
gencies had arisen since the beginning
tint made it seem desirable to confine
the prisoners elsewhere So the walli
were never used although 11SC or hard
cash had been spent on thelrc There
they stood vtar aftir year as ustss
a 1 barren fruit trte
Not long ago Dr Patterson Superfn
teiident of tie Nevada lnaant s turn an
Institution not far from the umisutd
wall figured fiat they would hold wa
ter He consulted with others and th
result Is that the stockade instead of
being 11 corral fc r prisoners has beeorie
1 roiiniala of health of comrort ilmoat
jf life for Dr I juerson and the uufoi
tunatcs under hla care
More thtn lids As the walls are twei
tv feet high and only six feet are neede I
for reservoir purposes the rest Is being
used for repairs
tun awav and the material
pairs and new buildings at the State Unl
eraitv nnd the asylum If this Uni
tillering lies from thistles it comes iiboul
io e to It as anything that has coo
obervntion In riot
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