THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOL XXII NO. 234 BUTTE, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 17, 1902. PRICE FIVE CENTS
DEWEY WILL GO DOWN ANDCONVOY OUR SHIPS THROUGH
NEUTRALS WILL NOl
BE CONSIDERED IN
Balfour Tells Where the Allied
Fleets Stand Upon Matter
of Great Importanoe.
"PACIFIC BLOCKADE" IS
A MISNOMER, MR. B. SAYS
Premier Says That a Statement That a
State of War Exists and a Notification
of the Blockade Will Soon Be Given
to the Powers-But They Are Not
Telling the House of Commons as
Much as it Would Like to Know.
SY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
London, Dec. 17.-In the course of a
long statement in the house of commons
today Premier Balfour said there was no
such thing as a "Pacific blockade." A
state of war actually existed with Vene
zuela and an intimation of the blockade
would shortly be given to the powers.
Mr. Balfour added that the blockade
would be carried.out with as little incon
venience to neutrals as possible. Noth
Ing definite has occurred with reference
to the arbitration proposals since his pre
vious statement on the subject. The pre
mier also said the operations were re
luctantly undertaken, not to cover debts,
but after a long and patient delay to re
cover compensation for assaults on Brit
Ish subjects and the seizure of British ves
TWO FLEETS WILL
ACT AS ONE BODY
Mr. Balfour's statement was made in
reply to the desire of the liberal leader,
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, for In
formation on the Venezuelan situation.
After reiterating Lord Lansdowne's brief
statement in the house of lords yester
day, the premier continued:
"The blockade will be carried out by
Great Britain and Germany along different
portions of the coast, and though the two
fleets will have the same object they will
not act as one force. We never had any
Intention of landing troops in Venezuela
or of occupying territory even temporarily.
We do not think it desirable on either mili
tary or other grounds. All the conditions
governing such a blockade,have been care
fully considered, and will be published in
due time for the information of neutrals.
The government is most anxious that these
operations, the necessity for which we
deeply regret, should be as of little incon
venience to neutrals as they can possibly
be made. No difference will be made be
tween the vessels of the various neutral
uowers. I think it is quite likely that the
United States will think there cannot be
such a thing as a 'pacific blockade,' and I
personally take the same view. Evidently
a blockade involves a state of war."
MR. BALFOUR SAYS THE
NEUTRALS ARE NOT IN IT
London, Dec. iz.-Mr. Balfour con
cluded his statement with saying he could
make no announcement as to whether the
offer of arbitration from Venezuela would
be accepted by Great Britain.
Mr. Healey, Irish nationalist, asked if
the United States assented to a blockade
which would exclude United States ves
sels. Mr. Balfour replied:
"Neutrals are not consulted when we are
in a state of war with a third party."
"Is war declared ?" asked Mr. Healey.
The premier replied: "l)oes the hon
orable member suppose that without a
state of war you can take vessels and have
Replying to further questions Mr. Bal
four said he had nothing to add regarding
arbitration beyond what was contained in
his previous statement. Papers were be
ing prepared and would be presented to
the house as soon as possible. He assumed
they would include the communications
which had passed on the subject of the
blockade between the United States and
Are Out Neat Sum.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Berlin, Dec. 17.-The Darmstadter bank
has been defrauded of $175,ooo owing to
false entries in the books on the part of
a bookkeeper, Nessler, who had charge of
the deposits, Nessler has been missing
SMOKE IS NOT INJURIOUS
Its Disinfecting Qualities Often Prevent Spread of Contagious Diseases
and It Does Not Cause Consumption, as Is Commonly Believed
---Man Who Knows Talks Upon Its General Effect.
Now that the season of sulphur smoke
is again here with us the question is raised
as to whether or not the smoke is really as
injurious to the health as is generally sup
In answer to this query a prominent
Butte physician said this morning: "Is
the smoke derogatory to the general
health? Of course it is to a certain ex
tent. It stands to reason that it could not
be otherwise since it obstructs the air
passages and clogs the pores.
"At times it Is positively fatal. I know
of so cases two years ago this winter
where the death of the patient was directly
attributable to the breathing of the fumes.
On such diseases as catarrh and the like it
has a decidedly bad effect. You have
often noticed that on smoky days there is
a fine deposit of grime on one's face and
hands. The same deposit Is made on the
lining of the throat when taken into the
'IM . Consequently any irritation of the
THEY MUST NOT KEEP OUT AMERICAN SHIPS
United States Will Not All ow Pretense of a "Pacifc. Blockade" to Be Used to Cripple Our Commercial Interests--Our Ships
Will Go Through Unless War Is Formally Declared--Dewey Has Been Ordered, It Is Sail - Go Down
There and See That We Get All That Is Coming to Us--Feeling in Washingtr
SY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Washington, Dec. 17.-Nothing offi
cially has been given out concerning the
movements of Admiral Dewey's fleet, but
it is understood that the maneuvers are
to be declared off and that he is to take
at least a portion of his fleet to the
vicinity of the Venezuelan waters and be
on hand in case a hostile demonstration
should be needed.
It is stated by men high in official
circles that should the allied fleets refuse
to allow American vessels to pass the
blockade, Admiral Dewey is to go in
with his fleet and convey them through
the blockade. The situation is regard
ed as critical here and the officials wait
EARTHQUAKE DESTROYS A CITY IN RUSSIA
BY AlSOCIATED PRESS.
Ashkabad,, Russian Turkestan, Dec. 17.
-The town of Andijan Ferghana govern
HE FELL AND HURT
SO FITZGIBBONS WILL PRESENT A
BILL TO COUNCIL TONIGHT
WHAT IS TO COME UP.
Tom Fitzgibbons will file a claim against
the city of Butte tonight at the meeting
of the city council for $ro,ooo damages,
alleged to have been sustained by him for
personal injuries. Fitzgibbons sets lotth
ir his claim that owing to an accumulatio-'
of ice and snow on the sidewalk near the
coiner of Main and Galena streets, he suf
fered a severe tumble which permanently
injured his knee. The accident happened
January 15, 190o2.
He avers that he was exercising due
care and diligence in walking on the side
walk and that the accident was in no wise
caused by any act of his. He believes that
$zo,ooo would recompense him for the in
Alderman Michael Ryan will introduce
an ordinance tonight providing for the
installment of two sets of scales, and crea
ting the offices of two city wcighers. All
coal, hay or grain dealers, who sell to the
public, must have their loads weighed by
the official weighers before delivery, and
receive checks for the same from them.
The ordinance further provides that the
salary .of each weigher shall be $r,5oo a
year, and that they shall file bonds with
the city clerk in the sum of $2,5oo each as
a guarantee of the faithful performance of
Such an ordinance was introduced last
year, and was referred to the committee
on streets and alleys. The committee re
ported adversely and the matter was
DISBARMENT CASES ARE
TO COME UP SATURDAY
New Citations Issued for D'Gay Stivers
and A. J. Shores-Ample Time in
Which to Meet Charges.
New citations were ordered issued by
Judge McClernan this morning for A. J.
Shores and D'Gay Stivers, against whom
disbarment proceedings have been started
in the district court. The old citations
were never served, and the attorneys there
fore have no legal knowledge of the begin
ning of the cases.
On the new citations the lawyers
must appear before the court on December
30. If service is obtained soon the law
yers will have ample time in which to pre
pare to meet the accusations.
It was expected that the cases would
come up Saturday of this week. As so
little time remains to obtain service it will
be impossible to begin the cases at that
mucous membrane will be aggravated by
the inhaling of the fumes.
"It does not seem to affect the lungs in
the same way. I have never known of a con
sumptive whose condition could he traced,
even indirectly, to this cause. There are
plenty of cases of miner's consumption and
miller's consumption, but the cases of
smelterman's consumption are rare indeed.
"On the other hand it undoubtedly acts
as a disinfectant for some aflci,dtlons. T;ke
for instance scarlet fever and diphthersa.
If it has any effect in such instances the
result is a benefit to the patient and a safe
guard to those who are exposed to infec
"You may, possibly, have noticed that
these diseases do not seem to acquire a
foothold in Butte ? In Helena, Great Falls
and, In fact, all the other cities of the
state, they are periodically subjected to an
epidemic of one or both of these sick
nesses. Here we have been almost en
tirely exempt, and certalrly there has at
no time been any danger of an epidemic.
The fumes seem to lessen the danger of
contagion to a great extent.
with great anxiety for replies to queries
sent to the British and German govern
"PEACEFUL BLOCKADE" IS
NOT TO BE RECOGNOIZED
Washington, Dec. t.--The officials here
have come'to the conclusion that the pro
jected "peaceful blockade" of Venesuelan
ports cannot be recognized, as against
United States shipping at least. If the
allies seek to exclude Venezuelan shipping
from entry to Venezuelan ports, that might
be permitted, but they cannot exclude
United States ships in regular business
unless a genuine state of war is recognised.
Regardless of the merits of the present
controversy the state department feels. that
the vast interests of American trade de
mand that this rule be adopted and ad
hered to else American trade might be
crippled at the will of any navy power that
sought to resort to the anomalous "peace
ful blockade." If Great Britain and Gere'
many wish to exclude American mer
ment was totally destroyed by an earth
quake today. The number of fatalities Is
not yet ascertained. The population Is
BY CHINK BOXERS
AMERICAN BOARD OF FOREIGN MIS
SIONS ANNOUNCES SATISFAC
TORY PAYMENT MADE.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Boston, Dec. 17.-The ninety-second an
nual report of the American board of
foreign missions shows receipts for the
year of $845,105. The report states that
indemnities for property destroyed in
China in zioo have been paid and ad
justed under conditions satisfactory to the
missionaries and in most instances to the
native Christians, and which also admit of
the re-opening of missionary work in all
its varied forms. It has been decided to
re-establish the North China college
at Tung Chou. The first new building for
the college is in process of orection.
The enormous demand for the Bible and
translations of all kinds of western books
which has sprung utp during the last two
years has been felt in I'ung Chou to an
extent that has made it absolutely impos
sible to supply the demands at times.
ARE TALKED OVER
HOUSE TAKES UP TARIFF RATES
FOR THE PHILIPPINES-SOME OF
THE THINGS CALLED FOR.
IlY ASSOI'IA'Il D I'RI.SS.
Washington, Dec. 17.-The house ways
and means committee today authotized t
favorable report on the bill introduced by
Representative Cooper, chairman of the in+
sular affairs committee, amending thgt
Philippine tariff act so as to provide for i
reduction of the tariff on products of the
Philippines coming into the United States
to 25 percent of the existing schedules.
The bill further provides that the rates
of duty which are to be levied upon Phlil.
ippine products shall be less any duty paid
on shipments from the archipelago under
the acts of the Philippine commission,
also that all articles, the product of the
Philippines admitted into the United
States free of duty and coming directly
into the United States free of dutyn als'
coming directly into the United States for
use and consumption here shall be exempt
from any export duty in the Philippines.
MRS. CLARK'S CONDITIO'i
IS SAID TO BE BETTER
Unless Something Unforseen Should
Arise, She Will Be Out of Danger
in a Short Time Now.
Dr. Donald Campbell, the physician at
tending Mrs. Will Clark, reported this
afternoon that his patient was improving
and that the favorable symptoms mentioned
yesterday continued. In all probability Dr'
Perkins, the Denver specialist, who was
called into consultation with Dr. Camp
bell, will return home tomorrow or the day
after. The doctors feel greatly encouraged
by the symptoms present and are of the
opinion that unless conditions, now unfor
seen should arise, there is little danger.
WATERS ARE RECEDING NOW
Pennlsylvania Collieries Have Been Badly
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS,
Philadelphia, Dec. 17.-Reports received
today from the mining region are to the
effect that the waters are fast receding
and the damage to mines will not be as
great as at first was expected.
A few mines in the Haaleton region
were, slightly damaged by the high wa.
ter, but the suspensions caused by the
flood will be of short duration, The Sus
quehanna and Schuylkill rivers, which
rose rapidly last night and In many plases
overflowed their banks, are tfalling.
chantsmen front Venezuelan ports they
must exclude shipping, including their
own, a condition which can only be met by
recognizing the existence of a state of war
a.d the dismissal of the present tictition.
Senor Ojeda, the Spanish minister, and
bron Moncheur, the Belgian minister,
have not received oflicial advices relative
to the joint note their governments have
addressed to President Castro, asking that
in the event of a settlement of the claims
of the allied powers, Spain and Blelgiunm
he given similar treatment.
The Spanish minister denies there is the
slightest probahility of further action on
the part of Spain unless events in Caracas
make it necessary for the Spanish repre
sentative to withdraw. Minister Ojeda
does not anticipate this, in view of the
strong ties of friendship that exist be
tween his governmentt and1 the South
American republic. Baron Monchrur re
gards the position of his country as thus
far neutral, but in case circumstances
change this attitude it is likely that Minis
ter Bowen will be requested to look after
Belgian interests in the Venezuelan capi
threatened with starvation. Shocks were
felt in New Marghelan and surrounding
villages and a railway at Andijan was de
stroyed for a considerable distance. Food
STONE AND TIMBER
IN THE TERRITORY
HOUSE IS TO FIX IT SO THEY CAN
BE SOLD-WHAT WAS DONE
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
SY AS'OCIA'IiD IPRESS.
Washington, Dec. 17.-When the house
convened today a bill was passed to ex
tend the act of June 6, 1900oo, which author
laes the sale of stone and timber for use
in the Indian territory so as to provide
for its sale to railroads, parts of whose
lines are in the territory.
The speaker laid before the house a
letter from Governor Smith of Maryland,
+,otifying the house of the presentation
by the state of Maryland of the statues
of Charles Carroll, one of the signers of
the Declaration of Independence, and John
Hancock, president of the continenta:l coni
gress. These statues are now in Statuary
hall. A resolution was adoplted setting
aside Saturday, January 3r, after 3 p. in.,
for the exercises in connection with the
acceptance of these statues.
The house then resumed thle conIsidiera
tion of the legislation appropriation hill.
In the Senate.
Imnmediately after thle senate cionvened
today Mr. ilale of Maine called iup the
urgent deficiency bill anId it was passed
without discussion. It carries an appro
priation of $i,i40o.400, including $50,0,,0(
to suppress the Loot and mouth disease.
On Mr. liale's motion it was agreed that
the senate adjourn from today until Sat
urday. The senacte concurred in the
amendlments to a bill providing for the
survey of certain la0tlds in \yomiiiig.
Mr. Morgan of Alabamllla gave niotice
that on Saturday heI woull address the
senate regardi g the collttruiction of all
Mr. (;allinger of New Illamphire re
ported the pension app,,ropriation bill,
which was passed without division. It
carries $1.39,897,0oo0, alnd is the first of
the regular appropriation bills to be passed
by the selnate at this session.
After passing a number of minor bills
the senate resumeld consideratioln of the
Mr. Itacon of (;eorgia contiinued his re
larks hbegun yesterdlay ini opposition to
the section of the. ball, regarding a reserve
force of trainled men.
THEY WILL HAVE
TO FACE JUSTICE
GENTLEMEN WHO BOARDED CAR
AND TRIED TO RUN IT HAVE
It isn't often that laynimen board a street
car and try to show the crew how to
run it, and whei such things happen
there's liable to be trouble.
E. C. Streich and a man giving his
name as John Doe will have to face
Justice Arnold tomorrow afternoon and
tell him why they tried to put the con
ductor off a street car coming from Walk
erville last Monday evening. The men
were not successful in their rough-house
task, as their heads and faces clearly
Streich and his companion were ar
rested this lmorning on warrants charging
them with assault in the third degree. The
complaints were sworn to by Manager
J. R. Wharton and were issued from Jus
tice Arnold's court.
It seems that the two men got on the
car at Walkerville andl began abusing the
conductor and motorman. The latter ob
jected to their conduct and a scuffle fol
lowed which resulted in both passengers
being ejected from the car. The war
rants and arrests followed.
Queen and God-Mother.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESs.
London, Dec. 17.-Queen Alexandra to
day acted as godmother at the christening
of Lord Mandeville, the heir of the Duke
and Duchess of Manchester lin th4 chapel
royal, St, James palace.
tnl. gitun, having no navy, it will not
heI t~ie for that colluntry to join in the
na . 1nolltntrationtt.
B6 S .N WILL HAVE ALL
THE TROUBLE ICE WANTS
fowen's position isn realized to he
v k extraordinary ditliculty. lie in now
S ,rge of the interests of (;rrelt Iritait',
any, Italy uln Ilholand, bIdrles tho .e
of the lUnited States,, tutu may he called
upon to to take charge of those of the re
mainder of the EItiUrpealr ti countrics, with
the pomssihle exceptltion of :Fratcic, which
reltainslw li ealt 1sant relati1ons with \Vein
New York, )Dec. 7. The consul Kei
crial of 'Veneuelanh in this city today tc
ceived the following cabllhgraml: "Ca';ir
cai, D)ec. 17.- l;ankers, hi.r, rommtlerce, so
ciety andl clergy, contitutiil in,, cnlmittee,
approve the Kovernelllriti' .iattitude and
offer I'resident C('astro their aid uInreseiv
edly. t )lIS CAI I l)NAS,
"Secretary ti the PIresident."
Atolijan is a town (if lUtssiaii t, 'elral
Asia, 73. miles front Khokatd, It lhad a
llpuplation of a;llott 30,000.
WILL TAKE GIRLS
OUT OF FACTORIES
FATHER OF TOTS PROMISE STRIKL
COMMISSION SO TO DO-IN
l\' AS.oI'IAIli I'RIt S .
Scraniton, I)ec. 17.-- Thle iliers today
put on the witness stand lbefore' the co;al
strike lcoimmision the fathers of two of
the little girls who haild tstiliedt oin Mion
day that they worked all niglht inl the
The oleratiors yUsttsdlay submtitted wage
statements showilng that olte of thexi- Iiment
and his laborer r.crived $S,.1i8 ainl l1:"
other and his laborer were padii $1,40J1
last year. Johli I ,llnko, atlher of oine
of the girls, sa.;id that forUi atil ,,ioe
liloes six tn liguirrled in the dlivision of
the $i,.$0i. I' he othe, r miner Ahaim-1 that
four nmtie divideld the $i,riXi.
Everett Warrenl, o1ne of thlt- tlir; lrs'
a ottorinys, on cross exa; illnatii n, liiCdl to
show that this was nolt tihe" is. 4Ilotlh
men promisedil to take tihe girls 0ii of the
After lthe witn ssll s lieft the staiind. I hair.
man Gray asked for ait Iexplana; ili froi
the I''tens ylv ;niia I al lillanv, .lwhich
was crntrollld bll y the, I:ri l In., li-,;llud
ing the w:ages f aitn. I1 wt s ;i e Itlll
tio.n d by Ihc' c',mli aiy w lle haldlel. In
figi nr id i l in l the i listi ibuti in.
lW. A. May, gtene ra.li manager if hli
eiinnsylv;ilia Coal icoipaty, walt ailled
to the witness sliand il, explaineild Ihiat
becaise of till! sysllsl in the. vogoe in
the c lmpanly's aline, it would be i I illialit
ilt show in every case how many meni
sharedl ill ite lpay.
C. S. IHirrow, for the miners, said the
miners hald, noi CnideC i id h,.n the igurevL
subiitteild biy ithe cuilipany oild a.ldld that
the way lthey were haliiillld ini was uliiflair.
Uncle Sam vsa G. W. Ward.
Sii-.( iA. 10 Til INil i Mo'NIAIN.
l.elena, IDec. 17. -Thel suiit of thel guv
crnwt-it lagainst G. WV. Ward to riecover
$,Iis alleged to ie ldue for tiimber icut ill the
Bitter IRot forest rteserves, is toccupiiig
the attentioin of the fIederal tolirt tloday.
Castro Will Rejoice.
By ASS.il1 IAttl I'I t-stS
iCopenhagenti, Dec. 17. Th'e ;e-iili tir
ret shiilp \Vittelshack is ashoret inetar Kos
veir. The Germailnlii wrshlilps Kaiser Wil
herlI der Groisse and Pi'riiime Ilinrich have
p .rie td her assistaince.
FILIBUSTERS ARE ACTIVE
Recruiting Officer Busily Enrolls Creme de Menthe Brigade, Who Want
to Go Down and Trounce the Powers--.Awkward Predicament
in Which Force Is Placed by Scarcity of Arms.
There are things doing at the arnrIry ot
the Cremc e d Menthe brigade. While the
powers have been getting busy ldownl In
Venezu:ela the futle volunteers have not
been idle. Morning, noon and night their
rendezvous is a scence of nervous activity.
The man who is having the hardest tine
of it is the recruiting ollicer and drill ser
geant. It is his duty to enlist all those
who present themselves for enrollmenet and
are considered worthy to fight for the
glorious cause. There have been so ilmany
applicants that the sergeant declares lhe
has not had time to sleep for two days.
The patriotic spirit seems to be infectious
and up in l)ublin (;ulch they have organ
ized a rival volunteer corps. General
Gilligan is not disturbed on that score,
however. Being the first in the field he
feels assured that his regiment will al
ways be known as "the" regiment that
fought the battles of the struggling repub
The drill sergeant states that he is well
satisfied with the showing his men are
making after such hasty preparations. As
yet the brigade is possessed of but one rifle
and is working under a handicap In the
manual. Lieutenant Alley, with his usual
perspicuity, rose to the occasion with a
brilliant suggestion-why not use the
Creme de Menthe straws?
It was no sooner said than done, and
They Are Bowing and Scrap'
Ing, While Each Tries to
Blame the Other.
GERMANY SAYS ENGLAND
LED OFF IN THE FIRING
Recent Representations Made to the Ef
fect That They Were the Ones to
Propose Harsh Measures Say One
of Edward's Ships Was the First to
Belch Forth Flame and That Firing
Was Done at Suggestion of British.
Ilrrlin, I) ' 4. r7. lhe foreign oullic here
denies that the rrlt ian sqtadro in V enrlc
zuelain w;lters h;as1 ord.ls to seiz: Mar
garitai island, addiig thalit oI. culation
of the t1.rritoll y (f \'rnrcinela will occur.
The foreignII olicr .otliciAl4 alleg. that
ia sysIe4latic .,llrt is ; ;apparently bring
made to repirsent i 'imany IS the pro
prlliing Iower in 1hr co4rriol4n iof Vcne
4nrh, and asi hing r, sponsihl. for all the
harsh lura 'urrs' . fI r .,ltat'r, they say
the hunIhardment of the oi4ts at Porto
(';,ellh, is : ,. ih.d to 1 (;rma1n1 initiative,
whir.s, fhil othcmias say, without reser
v;latill. I;that d1o- h| 11; rdmell') w;as at the
Ilritlishll i4 in4. n id'r' s.1144 4 tion,l. the I.o
Iu brink Ihr Iliti d sh du I h. II,, rllan1
ro.nu;Iander l.4;ti.4 ilpat4d in Iti' itiling as
a hoyal ally.
CANNOT BE PUBLISHED
'h "li (; I r1111 11 e41e'rlll tll| i. InIt ilnsist
ing 1,n 1olre' snr ' i ;l rs.. thaln the
,a111giln l Ipmi 1( nlt'4mla 11'd usl r4'. , ll tllhe
sinking i Ihr ' 1tw4, dliu ui ts.e,, wholly
untlt .;4ieawl thy c'a4tll ' rn (;,llila y alll (r'atit
lIi 1itai11 are still conside ing4 ( . .atro's arbi
tl;ationi prIllp sitin. , b1 tIhe dl 'lil11atiuons
have not yt rac.;4h41d i. stage' wher the
iesutlls caul he published.
"Trhr itrlih ne.wmpuars today print front
K.1l ;a 4ti.llla t'll tha1 t t111h ' (;t4' I1.111 c ui('li
'', 1 AliN '. A: i n,4 .Id411 NiLd . Ire, :l againl
btinlll. g 1I11qipp1 d I II" 11 ;4 pI lrture filr \V.er -
Zu1la;, but t'he 1,orr1'spondenl.t of the, As.
scriaitetd I'rss is iuh)~i 'd oIhc 'ially tlhat
no s.i h ordih have h.n ,. giv'en, ahd that
it will d4p.1nl upon. the1' ,d'miads If the
Ib .-h'kade whllth r ve tIsl1 will-be stIt.
BUT ORDLR IS SAID TO HAVE IL..EN
RLSORLD I)DOWN IN PORT AU
PRINCE, IN HAYTI.
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of I nll nullli iltin l 4ll 414 I I( '1 4V4. i 1n.(4r dl dllr
in. 11h1' day without 111 ial.
'Ib h Unite1l 1ltat", l gIt:1,in is pl intr t.del
HIS HOLINESS' IDFA OF IT
Right of Succession Is to Be Instituted
in Appointment of Archbishop.
1y .'+'-11 A IA iI 1 V1 `.4:i.4
1141111', 1Di'. 17. T he rongr. gatiol of
the prop'ag iw la iule is in accord'' l ce with
thil' ipope's s tdled policy, to alppoillt a co
aJljut1or iarchbishopI of St. l.ouis with the
right of succ es,,inn i. ,tc':al if ;a a.sist
:ntl, as sulggK sted by the' arc'hbishopl . 'The
pontiff desires this 11ule to lie adh.' crc d to
ill all ca(ses (exept. ill I lh most implortalnt
dlioceses where arc rhbishlp)l 4 must h4i. elect
ed, as he do4es nlot approve of the appoinlt
mllnent of ;uIixili:aries who, oiii the death
of thelir 1Upl'riiors, are lift willthout a po
now anyone who chances to drop inIto the
parade rooms of the volunteers is likely to
see the brigade arrayed in all its military
splendor industriously shoulderiing, carry
ing antl presenting straws. An arrange
niclt has been made with .le collllnssary
general whereby one cent is deducted for
every soldier who carries his own straw.
Another dilficulty that has confronted
the drill sergeant is the total ignorance of
some of the superior olfficers in regard to
what is necessary to a military appear
ance. The general commanding absolutely
refuses to turn his toes and defies the ser
geant to force hint to do so. Obviously the
sergeant is placed in a very embarrassing
position. If he insists upon correcting the
physical peculiarities of his superior offi
cers, he may be reduced to the ranks,
court-martialed for insuboru-nation or
even sumarily dismissed from the vol
unteers. As a consequence it seems likely
that the commander-in-chief will continue
to toe in and the rest of the staff will fol
low his example.
Despite these discouragements the ser
geant is confident that lhe will be able to
whip the one private into sh' pa and ex
plain the picturesque understanding of the
officers on the ground that they are reall
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