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BEN HOGAN'S BRAND OF
How Bonovolonco Is Practlcally
Worked bya Reformod Puglllstln
C. 8. Scverance In tlio Clilcago Kecord.
Ir. tbes-'1 'irt'-s, wben thn sfnrvim are
'fed with rod tifkt,. is pleasant to
ligbt upon suob trork ai is being dcne
at Oea Hosnn's Humane Excbango, at
"Glinton and Madiaon streotg. At tbis
west side reaort from 600 to 800 raen
nro fed nnd lodsod daily. Among
-these raen of the plaoo aro to bs found
murdcrers, r.onfldenco raon, thiovea,
cracksraon, tradestnen, fixport nccount
ants, cnllego men and an almnst end
less varietyof unfortuaatea. Standing
back of this mnvemont and exarcising
a parental caro over It, ia generou?,
big.heartid B-m Hognn, the recon
strnoted prizfl-fiKhter and fnrmerly ono
of tho mnst congpinuons sporting men
Pasaine dotvn thn flight of stairs
tbat leads frnm tho strepf, tbo viaito'1
-opona a door and looks in at about 5
o'clock in tbe aftornnon, on a most
natounUing scene. Two hundred raon
nre to bo soen in the one largo rooro.
A part of thira, seatod at tables, are
eating frora bnwls. Otbers aro stand
inei huddlod together, in eroups, and
a pitiablo trnesry on stock lexohange
proeeedinga is being enautcd. Somo
nan tn whom articles of clothing havo
hcen civon is riispensing of tbem to
his follows. Money is scarci and bid
iling is slow. Fivo cents will somo
timca purobase a fairly good ovecront,
whilo 50 cnnta is abouc tbo maximum
prico which suob a garroent will
brmg. Shoes aro worth from 5 to 25
cents, accor Hng to quality and condi
tion. Wben tbe transfer has been
mado and the seller bas reccived bis
-caab, bo wniks oror to tbo desic in one
corner of fho room and ,.Jays dotvn 2
iens fora moafyttcketfc '"
Cheap acrt Wholosomo.
For thia i'nvestraent ho roceives a
"bowl of nourisbing atew, togeter with
uxccllont freah bread and a bowl uf
genuinn coffee. Tho stow is composed
of bcans, beef and coro etarch, and
mthwg but wbolesomo food products
enter into its coinpoaition.
Io one corner of tbo room is an im
provised tailor shop. Horo tho men
do tbeir monding. Among thoir nura
ber aro tbnso who are oxpnrt with tho
neodK If, as occasionally happens, a
man ia unaccnstomod to sewing bo uan
.eot his ropairing neatly dnno by a fol
lnw sojojruer at a cost of a fow pen
nies. And this is also true in tho soc
tiun of tbe room wbere barbjring is
tlono. In moat casea, howover, tho
raen do thoir own sowina. Anotber
itnportant adjunct nf tho oatablish
meot is tbe nnbhlintj departnent.
Tbe basoment is ricb in its provisions
for tbo iintnediate necesaities of tbe
Tbo pictun tiaq its coaiio as woll as
its tracic and pathntio phas'JS.
Amoog tho f'equent-rsi of the mtesinn
is a man wbn ia known ti hh fellows
aa "Jumho. " Ho wei?bs considor.
aibly ovor 200 pminds, ivcars a hlack
bcard in tha stvln approvxd by anarh
ists, and is aitogctner lazy, fat and
filthy. Tbis man is about 55 years
old and is botb incomppt"nt and indis
posod to work. Another froquonter is
a man who bas been dubhed by bis
-companions as the "Jesuit." Ho is
also a middlc-ngod iDcorapetont and ho
received bis sobriquet through bis
"habit of wearing an imtnonso rope or
beaving lino tied firmly around his
At tbe Lodging Houpb.
The lodging accoaimodationa aro at
"22 Meridian Btrnet, known as Hogan's
alley Tbo buildine is four storios in
beight and tbore are bunkB to accora
uiodate 500 raen. In times of ruali 100
additionnl sleepcrs fjnd placca on tho
iloors. Tho flrut floor is gison up to
an olllco, a sittiag room and a wash
room. In tbo wasbroom may bo had
warm watnr and faoilitics for wasbing
clotbes. It is equipped with a drum,
In wnich fifty suits of underwear raay
bo dried at one titno. Tbo tbreer up
per floors of the building aro devotod
ontirolv to sleepiug. Thoy nre filled
with pluin board bunks witbout mat
tresses or pillows. Tho bunks are ar
rangod in tiers, one above anothor,
and eacb raorning tboy are swopt out
and rnade clean'. Every window in
tbe building ia tigbtly ulosod and two
largo stoves on eacb floor keep tbe
temporaturo up to summer heat
tbrougbout tho nigbt. Many of the
men removo all of thoir olotbing, ua
Ing it for a mattrcss and pillows. Tho
clannisbnesa of tba men is in evfdenco
bore., On odo floor 'ho Amorlran,
Irisb and Germana sleep, on another
tbe Polcs and Danes aro found, and
tbe other iloor is almost ontiroly flllod
with Sivedos. In tbe spring tho wln
dowa aro covered witb oanvas and
tbess rooras uro fumigated tboroughly
onco a montb.
Requires Great Taet.
It roquires consummato skill and ox-
traorditiary taut to handlt tbis bndj of
men and to keep tbetn witbin bounda.
Keduco'l by thoir povorty to the direst
want, thoy becouio of ni'coasity desper
ato. Those who are not nlready orim
iual, are in iraminons danger of fall
ing into that dan-i. Many of tbem
are daring ai woll asdedperate. Tbere
nro bnld spirits who. havo bravcd tbe
tnrrors of tho frigit! zonos and endurod
tbe beat uf tbo in.plca in tbeir qUest
for goltl and adrontures. Thoro is
more than ono ballled prospoctor from,
tbe Klondiko vvtio seeka shelter at
niubt in Ben Hogan's mission and the
sailors can be cuuutod by tny snore.
Tbe safoty of Chicago's stroeta at
night und tha eocurity of her homss
and property by day is dependont in
large dogree Upon tbis clomont. It is
tbis fcaturo of tho caae tbat makes tbo
nork of. proriding for them a down
rigbt ncc?ssity and the question, aside
from its Ohristian and humanitarian
aspaots, Is ono that ia onlisting tbe
syrapatby and co oporatinn of tbe best
claascs f people iu tbis and overy
city. ' And tbis Inads up to tbe metb
ods ana personality of tbo man wbo
has this work in obarge.
The Man Himsolf.
Don Hogan is an interesting Dguro.
Ho ia now about C0 jears old. His
oarly carcor as a sporting man and
prize fighter was fuil of adventures
and dangor During tho war he was
ii blocuade runnor in Charleston har
bor. Ho was 8Mitin!"d in Washing
ton tn be shot, but Abrahatu Lincoln
pardoned liim. Later he wont to the
oil liehia of Pennsylvania, whoro he
mado fortunps in runriing sporting re
sort?, gambling-hnusos, 'conceit balls
and salnons. Having made all tho
mony ho wanto.1, Mr. Hogan startod
for Paria, but was convertod in Now
i'ork city. He immediatoly devotpd
his life to missioti work, in v.'hiuli ho
bna bueo engaged evor aince He was
a sport of tbo old scbool and was the
asaociato of Morrissoy and Jnhu C.
Hcenan. II is last battln in tbe prizo
ring waa fougbt with Tom Allen in
187.3 at Council Blulla and was for tbe
chumpionship of Ainerica. Mr. Hogan
carae to Chicago with Major Wbittle
to npen the old Karwell hall and 'tboy
,hold mpetingd thero threo wooks. He
'htta tlono missioD work in Berlin, Far
is, Londop and all tbo way from Now
YorK to tho Sandwicb islands and
buck again. Ho bas spoken in many
of tho Ipading cburches in tbis coun
try and Europn nnd for t.o flrat two
years in which he was engaged io
miasion work ho hired his own opora
hnuso and paid n 1 1 bis own oxpenbo.
Hia aim, bowaver, was to get among
tho po-r peoplo and he aiiandonad
supaking tn wealthv conarcations,
1'hrnueh tho aid of T. W. Harvey ho
npencd a mission oo Madison atreat In
' Having experi-'ncod all tho ups and
rlonna inoidont to a wayward carecr,
Mr. Hogan is ominontly qualiGnd for
tbo work to whiob be is deroting bis
Sometimes Uscs His Fists.
Ben Hogan proaohps rlain and forci
ble sormona. An intoxicatdd man
came into his mission one day last
week aou aitHinpted to create a dia
turbance. Tho fellow was abusive,
and spoiling fnr a ligbt. Seeing tbat
kmd worda were of nn nvail in tbia
caaa liuD prjmptly knocked tho tuan
down nnd lcicKud bim out tbo door.
"Is tbat tbo way ynu preach tbo ttoa-
peiy'asUed tbo .aatnnjsbed jntruder.i
'. tesi'v.- ropliou Hogan, with roy
raoutb, my ilat and ray boots." On
anothor occaaion a quarrelsome sailnr
drew a long dlrK on Hogan and made
a vicious lunge at bim. Dodiging tbe
tbrust Mr. Hogan dcalt tbe ni.;n a
kaock-out blow on tbo jugular aod
diearmed bim as be l.iy on tbo floor.
Wben tbe aailor hud rogaitieu bis feut
Bon banded bim the knife and asked
hiiu to try it agaiD. Tbo felbw h ad
nnougb, howerer, and showod no iu
clination tornpeat tho oxperience. He
is a regular attendaot at tbe mission
now, and u warm frionci of Hogan's,
In the eronings Mr. Hogan frequont
ly gives tho boys an informal tnlk.
Ho doeaa't touub on religion mucb,
but be dcals witb sucb bomoly virtuoa
as truthfulness, honesty, industry, so
briety and purity. Tbey aro not ready
for the aieat of tho gospel, out ho
gives them a little uf tbo railk. His
practiced eye can look a man tbrough
in an inatai.it and ho norer fails to do
tect bineath thi coarso ezterior a poa
sibly dying spark of solf-rospocting
manbond. And wbon ho has found it
ho knows bon to kindlo it into a
flarae. There is many a sober and in
dustrious man in Obicago to-day who
owcs his self-respcct to Ben Hogan's
oncouraging word and holping hand.
Regarding bis raetbods, Mr. Hognn
bas tho following to eayi
Principles on Which Ho Works.
"If you find a man for nothiog nnd
sleep a man for notbing you make bim
a duui aud worso tuan a nuthing.
When 1 ostablishod thia work evnry
tbiDg was freo and I soon dissovered
tbat I was doing more harm tban
good. The lodgins-bouse was not in
cluded in my original plan, but it
eoon becnmo ovidcnt that it was a nec
essity. One of threo thinga confront
ed tbo claas of men who came to my.
missnn. Eitherthey must sleep in a
barrol-houao, lay in tbo lackup or
walk the stre6ta all night. Under
theao circumfitaucos a man becomcs
diasipated, lazy, sick and a bum.
And so to my plan of feoding tha mon
I addcd tbo plan of iodging tbem. At
first I hopod to feed 100 men a day,
but the work bas growo and cow I am
feeding and lodging from C00 to 8C0
men overy day. Out of thia nuraber
less than 5 por ceut. are trampi, and I
like tbis claas of men as I do a rattle
snake. A man can live witb mo for 8
cents a day. Of courae if a fellow
comes in hungry ur tired and. has not
tho 2 cents with whhb to purcbasa a
meal or a lodging I give it to liim
free. But I discountenanco tbis sort
of tbing and teach them to pay for
tbeir accommodations. Many of tbem
got odd jobs and manage to earn tbeir
own way tbua. I am dealing for the
most part witb men out of work. A
kind word savcs lifo sometimes. It
iB sometimea necessary to rule with an
iron rod in doaling with theso mon,
and occasionally tbey hato mo just
aa Ohrist was hated by thoso be bene
flted." Thero are about 200 mon from 40 to
50 years old who live regularly at tbis
mission, carnlng their wny byodd joba
tbat thoy pick up about tbe city.
Thoy aro too feeblo to work. more than
an bour at a tlmo and can only bopo
to recoivo a few conts for tho labor
Bennington Church Direotory
Second Congrcgatioual, Cor. Ma'n
and Suhool Sta. ; Re-. Onarlea R. tiey
uiour, paator; Sunday proaobing eet
vicea 11 a. m. and 7 p. ra. ! Suoaay
achool directly aftor morning Bervice.
Cbristian Endeavor at 3-30 and 3 p.
ra., on Sunday; "Guideboard" brancb
achool, 3:30 p. m ; raidwoek meetmas
on Thuraday evenings in cnaR
Tuesday erenings at "Guideboard.
at7.30. . .
St Francis de Sales, Catbohc, Mao
St., Rov. A. J. Barron, paator; Bun
aay aorvicea: Mass ut8 a. m , H'KD
Mass and eorraon at 10 n. m., Rosarj,
Benodiotion of Blesaed Sacratoeut at
i p. mi
St. Poter'a nhurcn, Epiacopal, Cor.
Pleasant and School Sts., Rev. PlnHP
Sohuyler, rector; Sunday services:
Holy Oomraunion at 7:30 a. m , oxcept
firat Sunday in montb, Morning Prayer
and aorraon at 10:30 a. ta., Sunday
achool at 12 m.,Evoning Prayer at o
p. in. Daily Morning Prayer 9 o'clock,
Friday evening 7:30.
Firet Methouist Episcopal, MainSt.,
Rov. Jnme8 L. Atwell, paator; Sunday
sorvicea: Brotberbood raeeting at 9:45
a. m., tircaching at 10:30 n. iri. and 7
p. in., Sunday achool Bt 12 m., Ep
wprth League at 6 p. m. ; society meot
ings nn Mnnday nights: Junior
League, Tuesdays at 4 p. ra. ; clasa
meotinga Tuesdays and Wcdneadays at
f :30 p. ra. ; gonctal prayor raeeting on
Tburaday evenings: Ladiea' Aia Soci
oty. Friday eveoings, fnrtniabtly.
First Baptiat Cburch, Cor. Main
nnd Willow Sts., Rev Goorge BeDedict
Lawson, pastur. Regular sorvicea:
Sunday raorning wnrsbip at 10:30 a.
m., Biblo sohool at 12 m.. Junior En
deavor at 3:30 p. ra. , Senior Endeavor
at C p. ta.. evening worsbip at 7:
aervice of prayer Tbursdays at
7:30 p.m. All tbo seats are free nt
Sucrpd Heart Ohurch, Scbool St.,
Rov. Phileas E. LaChance, paator;
Mass at 8:30 and 10:30 n. m., Vesper
sflrvice at 3 p. m., Sunday scbool class
First Congregatioaal . Churcb, Cor.
Monument Ave. and Main atreet, Rov.
M. L. Severance pastor: Sunday sor
vicea, 11 a. m., Sunday scbool 12:30
p. di., ovoning serrico 7; prayer nieet
ing oo. Tbursdays at 7 p. m.
First (Jongegational, Bank St , Rec.
O. H. Pock, pa9tor: Sunday sprvicps:
Public worehlp, 11 a. m. : Bible
school. 12:10; Cbristian Endeavor
meoting at 6 p m. ; evening union aer
vica, nlternates hctroen BaatNt and
CnngrogatioDal churches nt 7.30;. ni. :
mid week meoting Thuraday, at 7:30
First Baptist, Cburch St., Rsv. R
D. Tozor, pastor: Sunday services:
publio worsbip. 11 a. ni. ; Bihlo
snhnol, 12:10; Paptiat union mpetin;
at 6 p. ra. ; evening uninn srvice a
tornates bitwesn Cnngregational and
Baptiat cbucrbes at 7pm ; mid week
prayor mnetiocr Thuraday nt 7:30
Mothodist Episcopal, Rev. H, I).
Sponcpr, paator. Sunday survices;
Publio wursbip, 2 p, tn. ; Epworth
Loaguo, 7:30: irlid-weeK prayer meot
ing Thursday, 7:30 p. m.
thoy rorforra in a day. Thpy bring
luncbej that are grven tbem at nrivato
Iiousps to the misairn and recei'e
thero large bowl of cofTno for 1 crnft
Tho "linnd out" Iunches ihat used t.i
tio dopositod in tbo nearst nsb ribarre
are nqwentPn unfl enjoypd'wBffiWr
corupanird by the bowr' of "cofree?
wliich Mr.' Hogan furniahoa. In tbis
way thouaands of men havo been so
bereu. Thero Ia another n'ass of men who
are able to obtain work only at certain
spanns of tbe year. Having oarn'ed 85
or S0, they form a club of from ten to
uiteen merabera and elect a treasurer,
He takes charco of all tho funds nnd
tbe memb'jrs go to him daily for thoir
allowance. In this way and at tbis
mission n So nnte will Rupport a man
for sixty-two and a hnlf days. Theso
club mombors are an honeat lot, wbo
lioliove in cutting their agrumentn to
suit tbo clotb. A prominont mcrchunt
or tbo city said yesterday: "There is
not a moveraont in Chicago in behalf
uf this class of needy and dpaperntu
niPn tnat is accoinplisbmg better ro
snlts than Bon Hogan's mission. His
Obriatianity is nf tno prnctical kind
that gots rigbt hold of tbo hearta of
thee fpll'iwi. It shinps with a nlcar
and stady ligbt in that darkjbasemout
of ii ia and bas ben the means nf res
cuing many a man from hiBj life of
A Caln ROportod.
fl'nn hnrrnn fnlrinrr Hnnr? 'a QnanrtniI11ff
,Sbe gained in hoalth and strongtb nnd
was Boon ame to go auout tbo uousc
Sho is now enjoying good healtb. Wo
tbink Hnod'a Sarsaparilla is tho hrst
medicinn thnrn is Minn Nnkfln M.
Grosa 39 Browster St., Rockland, M'.
Hood's Pills give utrengtb evon
whilo tbeir cutbartic qunlities aro at
worK. Easy to tako.
Accldent on tho NarrowCaugo.
When about two and otio half miles
from Brattleboro last Saturday, tbe
parrow gaugo which lof,t tboro at 40
p. ra.. roucded a abarp cornor and
daabcd into a mass of stono and eartb
which had rolled upon tho track aa
tho reault of a landalide. The engi
neer saw thoobstruction in titno to re-
verso tho engine, but tho sboclt wben
tbo train struck tbo rocks waa enougb
to derail and smaab tbo engine to
quite a considcrablo oxtont. It waa
thrown off towarda tho rlvor bank,
whicb nt tbis point is about 30 foet
higb, and had it not been far tbo
prompt nction on tbe part of tho engi-
neer a horrible tragedy would havo re-
sulted, as tho train waa crowdod with
passengors. It waa a nanow eacape,
but boyond a severo sbaking up and n
good frigbt no injuries wero reccived
by thom. A wrecking train wbich
camo up from Brattleboro took them
to tbat placo wbere thoy wore forced to
roraain until 3:30 tbo noxt day.
Askfor Alton's Foot-Enso.
A nowdor to ehako into vour sboos.
It resta the feet. Ourps Corns, Bun-
ions. Swollen and Swoatinu feet At
all druggiats and shoe Btores, 25c.
Sample FREE. Addreas, Allen S.
Oluaated, LoRoy, N. Y.
Germans Suspicious oi
Washington Oificials Were
fprried Over Samoa.
No Believe Situation Will
ield to Cool Treatment.
i;Forcign Offico Disappointed
gt'the Latcst Ontbreak.
lernuny Wants "Necessary.Guarantecs of Ro"
spcct" For Her Treaty night
"Washington, Aprll 13. Both the Brlt
lsh and German emljasEles here last
tlkht received long cablegrams from
their forelgn offlces, reportlnB on the
ievelopments In Samoa. That frnm
Logdon was from the Brltlsh consul at
Apla, and sald that the casualtles werp
one Brltlsh offlcer kllled and two b'
three Amerlcan olflcers kllled and.flvo
Arnerican sallorrf wounded, with two
Engllsh sailors wounded. The purport
of the German dlspatch ls not known.
It reached here about S o'clock, and took
m hour and a half to decipher.
The dlspatch to the Brltlsh embassy
was Ia the main a conflrmatlon of the
facts glven ln the Assoclated Press dls-
patches. It was conservatlve In tone.
Onepolnt of slgnincance to the embassy
was the fact that lt apparently con
trndlcted a publlshed report of a large
nunber of casualtles on the side of the
Jolnt Amerlcan-Engllsh forces. An
other lmportant polnt was that lt an.
nounced only one Brltlsh offlcer kllled.
Hffle actlon of Great Brltaln in orderlng
two more warshlps to Samoa attracted
conslderable attentlon, and It was stated
that lt the Brltlsh shlps are bo reln
forced. Germany would. take slmllar
stcps and augmcnt her naval repre
tentatlon ln those waters to meet any
Dosriole-contlngency. So far, however,
no actlo'n looklng to relnforclng the
Unlted States naval forcea there has
been taken. The vlew Is held in Ger
aai clrcles that much.of the delay in
letlUnJf the Safnoan troublea. as well as
h Bfavo ospect the mntter has as-
h the unlted States. .
he acute situation ln Samoa gave rlse
tol grave apprehenslon among unlted
Stotes odlclals early yeaterday, but the
cdhcluslon waa reached, as the depart
mlnts closed, that the situation Is one
thpt will yield to sensible and cool treat-
mfnt, lf all the parties to the Berlin
tn aty are slncere In nn effort to prcvent
ftfther trouble. As put by a cablnet
ofjicer, the kllllng of the sailors has not
niiterially changed the gcneral problem,
taough It has undoubtedly added to the
ifTlculty of dealing with the' speclflc
IThe only offlclal news received touch
ins the last Incldent was contalned ln
Mmlral Kautz's cablegram. The sec
rltary sald that no addltional Instruc
irns were to be sent by him to the ad'
njlral. The secretary of state, however,
hlis been told that he ls at llberty to
ifrward any Instructlons to the nd-
4'ral that he may deem necessary, but
tjiat If he concludes to do so, he must
:vct Immediatelv. aB the mall steamer
laves the nearest cablc polnt for Apla
( The Phlladelphla was shorthanded for
nfllcera before the loss of Lleutenant
Lansdale and Enslgn Monaghan, and the
department yesterday promptly sent
elegraphlc ordexs to Mare Island to dls
patch some omcera to recrult the force,
'Ifutenant Scheutze goes out as execu-
t ve odlcer. with LleutenantW. 8. Hughes,
leutenant Schofleld and Lieutenant
letherlngton. Surgeon Steel Is ordered
rom the New York navy yard to the
hlladelphla. All- of these offlcers are
xpected to take the mall steamer of .the
9th inst. for Apla,
The dlplomatlc negotlatlons of the day
fere not dlrected partlcularly to the en
ounter, as the offlclal Informatlon Is too
(ueager thus rar to warrant posuive ov
Cclal actlon. There were many in
fiulrles, however. and the state depart-
rnent and the Brltlsh and German em
bassles exchanjred such advlces as they
had on the subjcct. In the main tho
ciplomatlc negotlatlons contlnued to
csnter around the hlgh commlsslon. on
this subject a breach ls gradually open-
nebctween Great Brltain and Germany
because of the ref usal of Great Brltaln
to have the commisston leave San Fran
clsco on the 19th. '
Whlle the Germans are anxlous and
our offlcialg are wllllng that the start
should be made on the 19th, Great Brltaln
oslsts on nrocecdlmr with dellberation
"ilowlnc full tlme for instructlons to the
Brltlsh commander by mall nnd not by
cable. This, of course, would make it
irnposslble for the commlsslon to leave
In a body this month. To overcome this
stand by tho Brltlsh forelgn offlce a sug'
sestlon has been made that theappolnt
nent of an umnlre. which ls one of tho
Polnts stlll ln dlspute, be settled after
ne commlssloners start. It thia ls agreeci
to the commlsslon can get away, though
"Ith some branchcs of Its Instructlons
Incomplete. The remalntng f catures, ln
cludlnir thnt an to how a declslon shall
be made, and ln what case an umpire
hall be calle,d ln, would be forvvarded to
mem later. In the meantime they couia
oe maklntr their nrellmlnary examina
"ons, the flnal declslons belng reserved
untll complete Inatructlo'na were lh Hand.
This German proposal does not meet wltt
favor among the Brltlsh ofllclals, who
have determlned that the Brltlsh com
mlssioner, Jlr. Ellot, shall not leave un
tU his functiona can be exactly deflned,
Roso Was Too Hasty.
Londdn, Aprll 13. The outbreak'In
Samoa, just when the powers had agreed
upon the appolntment of a commlBSlon
to settle the dldlcultles there, has caused
great annoyance and dlsappolntment
at the forelgn offlce here, where lt ls
regarded as maklng the already serlous
compllcatlons stlll graver. "White they
have dlfllctilty ln exprcsslng a deflnlte
oplnlon upon the fresh developments,
lt ls, acknowledged that the forelgn offlce
ofllclals think it has been'manlfested
that there has been hasty and aggres
slvo actlon upon the part of German
Consul ROae. Although he may have
many technlcal reasons for the part ho
has played ln behalf of German in-
terests, lt ls asserted that he has been
the prlme cause of the fresh outbreak,
which, It is added, will neCessarlly great
ly embarrass the endeavors which the
three powers are maklhg to restore a
satlsfactory and amlcable state of af
falrs. The forelgn offlce' ofllclals appear to
thlnk that lt was obvlously the duty
of the three oonsuls to uphold the de
clslon of the supreme court, which, ac-
cordlng to tho telegrams received, de
clded to relnstate Tanus ln placo of th
provlslonal government, and that the
actlon of Herr Rose ln Issulng a countert
proclamatlon supportlng the rebelllous
factlon cou'Id not but have a dlsastirous
effect, as shown by the flghting descrlbed
ln yesterday's dlspatches.
Purther, the ofllclals of the forelgn
ofllce thlnk lt imposslble to sajr to a
certalnty how events will dewelop, but
they are of the oplnlon chat lt ls hjgh
tlme the commlssloners got to work, ln
order to settle once for all tho deplorable
state of affalrs which has arisen ln
Berlin, Aprll 13. The seml-ofllclal
North German Gazette conflrms the
statement made by The Neuesten Nach
rlchten to the effect that the German
representative on the Samoan commls
slon will be appolnted only when Great
Brltaln shall have glven the necessary
guarantees to insure respect for Ger
man treaty rights, and adds that it
has reason to know tho German govern
ment has asked fo; a deflnlte statement
as to the position of the Brltlsh govern
ment towards the Samoan treaty.
An offlclal dlspatch from Apla, dated
Aprll 5, says:
"The Brltlsh have been pombarding
a Bamoan yiuage daily, ana tne aa
hcrents of both Tanu and Mataafa are
plunderlng forelgn property. On Aprll
1 an Anglo-Amerlcan party of 70 ,men
fell Into an ambuscade near Vallelo.
Three offlcers were kllled and two llght
guns were captured. The warshlps
afterwards renewed the bombardment."
The ofllclals here polnt out that tho
cngagement appears to have occurred
at the samc place that a landlng party
from the German warshlps Olga, Eber
and Adler' had an nncounter with the
natlves ln 1888.
The Poverty of nome.
Thero ia n- terrible poverty in Rome,
of which the beKKars who await tou at
'e,very, street.corner;aro bnt too gennine'
U Hlgll. J.UO UtUii CSbUiU iCUiliUU uf tuu
children of poor people in Romo is to
hold out their handsfor alms. They be
gin when they are so yonng that they
can only totter, and they nre still hold-
jng ont their hands for rtlms when they
can only totter becansc they are eo oia.
Yet another sign of lt i nna in tne
3,000 cabmen of Rome, sitting hnngrily
on their boxes, in their worm eaten fur
coats, too lazy to do nnything but sit
there holding out tbeir whips to solicit
every passer and nnable to make a de
cent living even in a place so frequent
ed bystrangers and a place whero overy
ono drives. Bnt even here, in these beg
gars and cabmen, is thero not a certain
participation, at all events, in that
open air life which is tho felicity of
Romet "Abbiamo pazienza," say tho
poor people. and sit in the ann. Ar
thur Symons in Harper's Mngazino For
An intimate friend of Rear Admiral
John "W. Philip tells tho following nnec
doto of the gallant naVal offlcer : Thongh
Philip's religicna sido has been much
mphasized and commented on, he is a
determined man nnd will brook no op
position. Once when he was in chargo
of thePacific Mail steamer Chinaho
carried two passengors of foreign na
tionality who pcraiated in smoking in
their Btaterooms dnring the honra when
mnoking was prohibited. Philip, then
captoin, called their attention to tho
fact, bnt lnstead of heeding his warn
ing ono answered him impudently.
Nothing fnrther was Baid at tho timo,
bnt the next morning tho offensive pas
eenger was handcuffed to tho upper
deck for three hours, and for tho ro
mainder of tho trlp that particnlar per
son seemed to havo lost all desiro to in
dnlge in back talk to the cnptain.
Tlie Ale of Lovc.
Tho women nro telling of nn Atchi
Eon man who troated hia wifo with in
difference nnd crnelty in their early
married life. Thoy say ho is now down
on his knecs blowing into tho dead
ashes of her lovo trying to revivo a
spark of affection for him. How women
lovo to pictnre a man in such an atti
tndol It is probably tho dream of every
neglectcd wife that somo day her hns
band will try to warm hia hands like a
frozen Cnpld at tho fires of her love,
nnd will find only dead aahea there.
There aro enongh dead nshea in tho nver
ago woman'fl dreama to mncadamize a
road. Atchison Globo.
A Drnln Twlifer For Houcrt.
A dlsconraged editor asked the fol
lnwlncouestion: "If Bob Ingersoll in
siata that there is no hell, will he state
wbat becomcs of the man who takes tho
nancr threo or fonr years withont pay-
ing for it and then tells tho postmaster
that ho does not want it J" Hawkins-
villo (Qa.) Dispatch,
SAIOMS IN AMBUSD,
Made an Attack Upon tlio Forces of
Aincricans and Britisli.
Practically at the ilercy
of the Eehels.
Etory Thal Mataafa Would Havo Surrendcrcd
but For Gcrmany's Consul.
Apla, Aprll 2, vla Auckland, N. Z.,
Aprll 13. A recounolterlng party mado
up of Amerlcon and Brltls'n ballors waa
ambushed yesterday by a large body of
Mataafa' s warxlors, and, after maklng a
most herolc stand, they were'compelled
to retreat, leavlng three offlcers and
four men dead on the fleld.
The allled 'forces were in charge of
I.leutenant Freeman of the Brltlsh
crulscr Tauranga, With hlni were
Lleutenant P. V. Lansdale and Enslgn
J. R. Monaghan of the Unlted States
crulser Phlladelphla. All three offlcera
were kllled. Two Amerlcan and two
Brltlsh marlnes were alco kllled.
The allled forces numbered about 211,
and with them were about 1G0 "frlend
lles." They had got Into the outsklrts
of Apla, and were posslng through a
German plantatlon, when suddenly they
were flred on from tbe rear, left nnd
Several were wounded at the flrst vol
ley, and the flrlng was so heavy that a
less gallant band would lnevltably havo
been demorallzed. The "frlendlles"
were utterly panlc-strlckcn, and they
bolted and lled.
1 The same nlght the frlendlles found
the bodles of all the offlcers headless.
The bodles were burled with all honors
at Mullnuu on Easter Sunday. Their
heads were subsequently brought ln by
some FrencH priests, and the graves
were reopened and the heads burled
with tho bodles.
Lleutenants Freeman and Lansdale
were capable and popular offlcers. The
former was slngle, and the latter was
married in June. The offlcers who re
turned are Lleutenant George E. Cavo
of the Porpolse and Lleutenant C. H.
Perkins of the Phlladelphla.
All behaved splendldly. Lleutenant
Cave took command of the retreat. Cap
taln Sturdee of the Porpolse was away
on an expedltlon with his crulser, and
Gaunt's brlgade was also absent on
The loss of the enemy is npt known'.
but probably EO of the rebels were kllled
and many were wounded. The bodles
of three rebels were found near the
spot where Lleutenant Lansdale and
Enslgn Monaghan of the Phlladelphla
were kllled. The priests burled 33
other rebels, and much blood was secn
on the road over which the Mataafans
had been dragglng away their dead and
wounded. There were also pools of
blood behtnd the cocoanut trees, the
bullcts from the Amerlcan .and Brltlsh
rlfles golng right through the thlck
trees and kllllng rrien hldlng behlnd
them. Some of the rebel3 llred from
the tops of cocoanut palm,.-.Iha rnbai
opencd flre near the town yesterday
It ls now proposed to summon another
warshlp, to dlstrlbute more arms among
the frlendlles and to import ad&tlonal
frlendlles from Tutulea. It ls also
suggested that troops might be obtalned
from NewZealandorSydney, New South
If a sufllclent nuantlty of arms could
be obtalned, about 2000 frlendlles could
be used agalnst the Mataafans. But
they are not brave, and have not shown
flghting qualltles exceptlng those with
Gaunt's brlgade, and that force manot
Admiral Kautz, Captaln White of tho
Phlladelphla and the Amerlcan men and
offlcers generally have earned golden
oplnions, as have Captalns Stuart and
Rturdee of the Brltlsh navy. They are
doing everythlng possible, and every ono
Tecognlzos better men could not be han-
dllng the situation.
The Samoans say Mataafa, on threo
occaslons, had resolved to surrender, but
Consul Rose advlsed him not to do so,
and he now says he will never give ln,
but will flght to the death.
Lleutenant Philip Lanhorn Lansdale
was born in the Dlstrlet of Columbla,
Feb. 15, 1S55, nnd entered the naval acad
emy Juno 6, 1873. He graduatcd in 1S7S
and was promoted ensign- in 1S81, and
after duty at the Washington navy yard
was .transferred to the Phlladelphla ln
June, 1890. He. was made lleutenant.
junior grade, ln 1893. He was in charge
of the caravejs at the World's fair in
Chicago, and after recelylng his full lleu
tenancy, was a short tim'e on the bat
tleshlp Massachusetts. In June, 1S9(3,
he was ordered to the Phlladelphla.
Enslgn John R. Monahan was appolnt
ed to the Naval academy as a cadet from
the state of Washington, enterlng An
napolis on Sept, 7, 1891. He graduated
and was made an enslgn ln July, 1SU7,
bclng asslgned to the Phlladelphla, to
which vessel he waa attached up to tho
tlme of hia death.
Many Narrow Escapes.
North Adams, Mass., Aprll 13. A flre
ln the Congregatlonal church yesterday
caused a damage of $10,000, the main
portlon of the church being gutted. The
congress of natlons' fair was in progress
ln the chapel, and the flre started in
one of the booths, where an oil stove
exploded. The decoratlons were soon
ln flames, which spread with great
rapldlty. The Iadles ln the booths and
the patrons of the fair had narrow es
caped from the flames. A valtiable loan
collectlon, Hbrarles and prlvate prop
erty were destroyed.
. MllCD of AdvcrtUltiK.
No street ln the wprld is nioro plas
tered with advertising than Broadwny,
New York. Even to those recogniinsr
tbat fact tbe araonnt does not nppear
Btartling nntil it ia pnt into figures.
Tho combined length of the two sides of
Broadwny from tho Battery to Central
park is 53,800 feet. The amount of ad
vertising on tho bnildings nnd in ekcp
windows is such that it wonld take u
man betwecn eight and ten days of
eight hours each to read his way up one
aido and down the other.