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Saturday, <M. 26, iooi
SESSION OF CONGRESS
SENATOR FRYB FORFXASTS A BUSY
SESSION FOR THE WINTER
BooKer Wathinjton Dined by President—
Bolomcn Kill Soldim Panama Canal
— Arbitration Schley Inquiry — Mac*
Charles M. I lays, until recently pres
ident of the Southern Pacific, has, it Is
assorted on the best of authority, boon
offered tho presidency of tho Erie
Every ono ha* heard of that remark*
nbl woman, the Empress Dowager of
China, but not perhaps her name. It
Is Yohonnla. George Lynch, a writer
who was with the alllea in China, men
tions It in a new volume. Ho thinks
Vehonala tho most marvelous woman
In tho world, and the Chinese not the
least remarkable nation.
At a meeting of 1000 Cornell stu
dents, hazing was condemned, and the
lower classmen warned to doHlst from
further practices flavoring of hazing.
Booker T. Washington, tho noted
negro, hiKt week received an invitation
from President lloosevelt to be his
guest at dinner on Wednesday. It Is
said to bo tho fir«t time that a colored
American citizen has dined with the
President of the White House.
At tho trial of Caleb Powers in
Oorgotown. Ky.. the presiding Judge
directed that no persona with flrc arms
be permitted In the room. The Judge,
lawyers, nnd all others connected offi
cially with the case, as well as the
spectators, are searched at the begin
ning of each session of court.
Gov. Dole declares flatly that publi
cations stating that he would shortly
resign are without foundation.
Now Haven, Ct., Oct. 20.— Yale Uni
versity began today the celebration of
the 200 th anniversary of the fouud
ing of Yale College. The celebration
wa« ushered In with religious cere
monies In Battle Chapel. Tho city
had decked Itself In Yale colors, and
presented a splendid spectacle*.
Salt I^ike, Oct. 20. — The presence of
a mysterious looking woman In black,
heavily veiled, who hung about In the
neighborhood of the special train of
fioorge J. Gould, while Mr. Gould and
his wife were nt the theater Saturday
night, led to the report than nn at
tempt whs being made to kidnap the
Gould children. A special police- guard
was placed at all the entrances to the
Canton, 0., Oct. 20. — Surgeon-Gcnoral
Stern berg of Washington was a guest
nt the McKlnley homo today. He
Htopped here merely as an old friend
of the McKlnleyn to make a social
call on Mrs. McKlnley. She Is said
to bo '"doing nicely." Thfre was no
change In nor condition that called
for the presence of Burgeon-General
Slernberg in consultation.
Chlcngo. Oct. 21.— The most daring
and Ingenious robbery of a public In
stitution over perpetrated In Chicago
waa successfully accomplished at Home
tlmo between Saturday night and this
morning, when pontage stamps to the
valu*» of $71,010 were abstracted from
the stamp vault of the Chicago post
office by operators who bored a pas
sage through the stool floor In order
to reach their plunder.
An Interview With Senator Prye
In an Interview In Wash Ing ton
Senator Fryo took occuhloii to outline
tho probable work of the next Con
gresa and suggested a Dumber of Im
portant men B urea which will receive
ABked In regard to tho probability
of the next Congress passing the ship
ping bill, he remarked that the *hU>;
plug bill In the last Congress was fill
bustorvd to death, which would not
he done In the lons uesslon.
Speaking of the Isthmian Canal ho
salt!: "I thluk Congrean will do some
thing about tho Nlraruuguun Canal In
tho coming session. If tho now»nu
pem correctly state tho nature of tho
treaty which Is to be presented to the
Henato I fall to see how any Henntor
can objert to it.
"I think lh<ro will l»o nnmn effort
I In tho coming Cowtrtfia to rfltabtlnh
! n department of commerce. A bill
; wan reported to that r-ffert from my
committee at tho ia»t «e««ion. without
object lon, I think, on Iho part of any
I member of the rommltt<e, but there
wan no time to conalder It.
"I think Hornethltig will bo done to
I relievo the present roventM'CUtter
I service of itn unfortunate position. A
Mil wa* nlHo reported In regard to
that icrvlce, but there wn« no time
' to contlder It. The main feature of
1 tho bill wai a provision for tho re
tirement of offlcera on a level nearly
with the navy.
"I Imntrlne thero will ho a good deal
of talk about reciprocity In thh Con
j grelf, I am not prepared to say
i what win be done with tho treaties
i now pending.
A Htory is printed In Berlin to the ef
fort that officers of the Herman field
hospital in China, who have arrived at
WllholuiHhnvMi, brought with them
the head of the Chinese who mur
dered Baron Yon Kotteler, the CJerman
Minister, and who was executed In Pe
king for the crime. It Is added that
the head has been sent to Berlin.
That Panama Canal
I M. Hutln, President of the Panama
I Canal Company, is In Washington, and
i authorizes the statement, that before
tho series of conferences which he has
commenced with Admiral Walker,
chairman of tho Isthmian Canal Com-j
'mission, ends, he will make to the J
j United States government a definite |
state In the proposition the very low
est figures, in dollars and cents, thatj
offer to sell the Panama Canal, and
tin* Frenchmen will take for their,
ditch. At the same time. M. Hutln says; <
he will show Admiral Walker and any j
other man connected with the United
States government his credentials au- !
thorizlng him to make this sale and
guaranteeing perfection of title.
A peculiarity about the proceedings,
however, and that which makes things
look wobbly. Is that Admiral Walker
can get no definite answers to his sev- j
, eral queries concerning the financial !
condition of the company. A large [
number of bonds, guaranteed by the !
! French government, are outstanding !
las a Hen against the canal. The dls
position of these bonds is a question
which has not yet been satisfactorily j
Because of the evident shiftiness of j
; the negotiations, the old story has*
I been revived that the Panama Canal
j scheme is simply blng used to defeat !
tho Nicaragua project.
Meanwhile the canal company seems .
I to be having Interesting financial times
i on the Isthmus as evidenced by the '
• following from the Now York Herald:
The (Jazeta de Panama, an official
' organ of the Colombian government.
has published a legal notice of the
Panama courts nnnouneing the seizure '.
iof the Panama Canal Company's (
! large three-story stone building In s
Cathedral Square. Panama, to enforce ;
1 payment by the canal company of $30.- .
000 due to Henry Schuler, n United j
< States citizen. j
Ship Subsidy Ltgisation in Danger
It Is said that Representative Stev
ens of St. Pnul. Minn., will Introduce
a new Western Ship Subsidy Bllr at
the coming session of Congress. In
direct opposition to the plan o' Sen
This measure will be antagonistic
to the hew bill prepared by Senator
I'rye. and the clash of the bills nnd
their supporters, including the West
nnd F:ir West on one side, and Now
England and gnat capitalists on tho
other, may result in defeating all ship
subsldv legislation next winter.
Mnke your hens healthy, and they ,
will lay. Tho profits of a Mock of hens
vary*, says a writer In an exchange,
about as the "square" of their health
fulness. "I have known flocks In a
fair condition to pay a profit of. 25',
cents per hen. nnd othor In better con* i
dltlon to pay a full dollar each. Sickly ,
or diseased fowls are an abomination.
Wo use every precaution to keep the !
nock in perfect healthulness.
Now York. OcL 21.— According to
♦ho World there Is a possibility that
'd;r\» k «n Prince Wilhelm of Germany |
will *v>lt tho United States, and par
ticularly Now Jersey, about April and
May of next year.
ARBITRATION SENTIMENT GROWING
Industrial Comrn nion Findi Employers
and Employee* Favor Arbitration
rue Industrial ComrnUHon fins
made public tt« report on labor di«
putea nnd arbitration^ It I* n corn
prehennlvc dorurm-nf. reviewing th«»
t< •tifji.ny of V.\f wr|tnr».'«efl that have
appeared l^fcr** t.ir commission on
f hr» aubject
Local «y»tem«i of collective bargain
ing and nt?r»»c«nvntH let worn employes.
It U Mated, have be.^n moat highly
developed In the building, brewrry.
!ioot and nhco. wood-worklntf. and
metal trade*. «ome branches of th<»
clothing trade, and th#* transportation
buHlnoxH; In other words, where both
employers and employes are Htronjj*
A growing movement Is not*»d to
ward <>.<»tahllfthlnK Stito and local ma
chinery 'or arbitration In the bitu
minous coal Industry, where there Is
now. at least In most mining dlatrcta;
no effective method of dhpoalnj? of
the minor dlrputei which arlHo from !
time to time.
Systems of arbitration as to specific
dlHpiitcH have been established In a
formal manner, and on a national
Hcalo in the stove molding, th<? gen
eral foundry, the machinists (now not
In existence.) and the printing trades. !
Among these the printing trade is \
tho only one which provides I
for reference of the dispute to an !
outside person where the direct rep
resentatlve o. the two sides fa!l to'
.Ie report praises State boards of
arbitration for doing much toward
Jurtherlng industrial peace.
Legislation establishing compulsory !
arbitration as yet has been enacted i
only In the Australian colonies of New
Zealand and West Australia, where
the system is very far-reaching. |
The representatives of employers j
and working men. who have testified
before the commission almost unl- i
formly have opposed copulsory arbl
BRAVE ADMIRAL SCHLEY
The Officers Under the Admiral Making '
a Veritable Hero of Their Chief
As predicted a week ago. the evi
dence presented In behalf of the appli
cant In the Schley court of inquiry
has been as interesting to peruse as
a story book. The witnesses have not
dealt so much in technicalities as In
former weeks, hence the general pub-
He is enabled to comprehend what
13 bein? talked about.
Capt. Cook, of the Brooklyn, was
the first witness for admiral Schley.
and his testimony threw new light on
the case. His evidence was consid
ered especially valuable because he
acted unofficially as Scbley's chief of
staff. He warmly endorsed his super
ior officer's conduct throughcut the
Capt. Cook was followed by other
officers of the Brooklyn, all of whom
warmly endorsed the cool and cour
ageous conduct of the Admiral. The
navigator of the Oregon gave a
graphic description of the battle fav
orable to Admiral Schley.
Last week's work of the court
closed with Friday to enable Admiral
Sch ley's attorneys time in which to
further prepare tluir sido of the case.
Tne Inquiry was resumed Monday.
Attorney Raynor, counsel for Ad
miral Schleyi announced that h° hoped
to conclude the examination of wit
nesses this week.
There has been some inquiry as to
Admiral Schley's standing In the
navy since he was placed on the re
tired list because of ago. but it ap
pears that all Questions on this point
have boon settlt»d by the department
having assigned the admiral to "act
ive duty" at the court of inquiry
while It Is In progress. This action
was taken to prevent any question as
to the effect the admiral's retire
ment .would have on the action o!
Port Townsend, Wasb.. Oct. 2U. — The
steamer Centennial arrived in quaran
tine last night, bringing 450 passen
gers. The Centennial sailed from
Nome October 9. Among her pas
sengers were thirty who were desti
tute, and were brought down by the
steamer free of charge.
The Centennial passengers rer>ort
that at St. Michael winter bad prac
tically set In, and that thfc streets were
frozen and snow bad commenced to
Alajka Winter Be sun
Athvtrt th# t <r • grtwwMM t»»\ of nrarfcj tXontM
Am/Vfl? the \ :■ '** !,•■;;>« f • «lml tl Mnlomul/
fy>w lyirt in »h<r »Mt*rn «kIM
Th* m^.rt, a tllvr tUtlU.p, f»li«l.
V- »■» ■ ' • r flirt ii Ulfftd I* •;■ in
Tb« fitting aU>Tf it ""* « ;f
Dark *♦">»« th* iky trt'l it*tk*t yt, w\Ml# «?«aifl£
Otarure lh# Un'!<rjp4>, »r.<l I ?•'<•! t!i« chill of
•tirm* irr|»' ruling*.
fP.rr.o r,n lh« iMcf .-r.-iu'i/r/i^ I, r «•«•/<»
I !.• ir ! " tOVgilißg < f the tr*»«
Ar. i woadlaj from tht rock/ tharo
»i.» »r, M :y rxraft'* lullrn roar.
U'tih nirt4in« drawn ao'l i.-.u#ii door I mock tb4
Though ill without i* en'.il »n<\ dark, itrect peace
i;.v « .•.: M bttnsr.
I h'jr (h# fu«illa<!e of Uave*
HorlH itpwMfl to my cotta«« eareu,
1 '.<■:. JouJ *4*\rM (It* lattice pane
"■.«• fury of th» drirfnar r»ln.
S>rene I !i/ rr.« down to •><•?. lulled by tit
Th# fiurxi* tlut are mjr lu'Ublci n: iy !-«• anotliT'i
Though (irath a.iJ peril walk a?>r<Knl,
I frar tbra not, but trust in Cod.
I care rot for th« itorrn tm,''i wrath,
fUfe •lielurcr] 1./ my cottage hearth.
— Ceoffrcjr Jeffries In LrwUtcn Journal.
THE PAWNING HABIT.
Dow It Apprnl* to the Ptnon of Ar-
American* are always adopting t~«
trick* ninl manners* of Europe, but they
usually fasten upon those which arc sell
able and picturesque. It Uan open ques
tion, however, how far the pawning habit
will spread in this country. Several wo
men have it already and declare that they
ar«; making converts. The Mont de Pietc
in Paris, for instance, is a highly rc
sp^ctab'e institution much patronized by
nil clas****. Student* who need money
just before their remittances from honu?
coma in or who want to help a friend
who has already visited too often "ma
tante** (it is the aunt, and not the uncle,
who keeps the French pawnshop) think
nothing of strolling round to the moun
tain of piety ami depositing spare valua
bles. In this country the pawn ticket has
been looked upon as a badge of shame,
but once ia awhile an original spirit re
turning from Kurope keeps up the old
happy go lucky custom here. One wo
man who lives near the so called "charity"
pawnshop in Twenty-first street dis
coursed openly of her habit the other day.
"Why not?" she said. "I make my liv
ing, and a fairly good one. too, by draw
ing things for the magazines. I have no
salary, but average $20 a week, more or
less. For throe weeks I may take in very
little; then $."iO will come in a lump. Now,
if I have >-"•" I am not going to econo
mize, and by the time I have sent off some
to my little sister and bought a hat and
treated the cirls to the theater and bad a
f«»w jolly little lunches I urn 'broke' again.
My sketches have been accepted all right,
and it is only a matter of days. So off I
co to the 'charity' pawnshop, which is as
nice as nice enn be, and 'put up' anything
I can spare. The other day, for instauce.
I was reduced rather low, but had enough
to keep me going until my check came in,
when I got a letter from Aunt Maria
t>ayin^ she would be in New York for a
few days' shopping. Aunt Maria lives
in a one horse town and is the jolliest old
soul that ever was bom.
"To have her come here ami not delight
her soul with wild and reckless dissipa
tion in the phone of table d'hote lunches
with wine is quite out of the question.
So my watch nud my best ring wera
promptly offered up on the altar of my
devotion to Aunt Maria. Yesterday I
put her on the train for home, blissfully
happy at the riotous living of the last
week. Would ymi have me make that
dear creature forego the sowing of wild
»ats in her old age. or would you have
me Iwther my friends by borrowing in
style? No. indeed. At the pawnshop I
pay my 10 or 2U cents for the conven
ience, nobody Is wiser, and nobody U
put out in the least. It is the best plan.
What do you say? It would be letter If
I didn't spend the $r»<) the moment I got
it? I suppose it would be the wisest plan,
but you have to consider the artistic tem
perament. For that the pawnshop Is the
comfort ami stay. Try my plan, ami
you'll see what fuu it is."— New York
Milk nod Water.
••Pa." said little Willie, "why do they
epenk of the 'milk in the cocoa out/
It's more like water."
"Exactly." replied Mr. Cltlraan.
M And that's why tboy coll it milk, very
probably."— Philadelphia Iterord.
What has hwome of the old fashion*
ed child that cried no hard that It belt)
Its breutb'.'— Alehlson lilube.