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Passage of Cuban National Loan Bill. COALING STATIONS AGREEIgENT SIGNED BY PRESI DENT PALMA. Both Are of Wide-Reaching Scope, Both for the Island Government and the United States. Written for The Evening Star. Two things of wide-reaching scope have been done in Cuba within the last few days. Their importance has not been understood fully in the United States.- One was the passage by the Cuban congress of the na tional loan bill, which will be a means of testing the credit of the new republic. The other was the signing by President Palma of the agreement for naval coaling stations for the United States. It had not been thought that this latter agreement would be made by the Cuban executive until reciprocity was settled. It may be guessed that it will not be made effective by the Cuban congress until reci procity is determined, but Minister Squiers, with tact and infinite patience, has scored a point in getting the agreement made, which ultimately is sure to be sanctioned by the congress. Cuba is keeping faith in carry ing out the Platt amendment, whatever may be said of the American Congress. Until the text of the agreement regarding the coaling stations at Guantanamo and Bahia Honda is made public the full import of this action may not be grasped. But at the time when the isthmian canal is coming to a head, and following so soon after the questions raised by the Venezuelan em broglio, the American people are likely to be satisfied with knowing that the United States is getting substantially all it needs to insure its control of the Caribbean and of the intercontinental waterway. Mutual Concessions. Mutual concessions had to be made and misapprehensions cleared away before Pres ident Palma was able to sign the agree ment for coaling stations without meeting an opposition at home which would have defeated his plans. He has had to feel his way, and the consideration shown by Pres ident Roosevelt has been of great aid. It is pretty well known that at the outset four coaling stations were in mind, and naval officers above all things had their hearts set on Havana. There never has been a time when it was possible for the United States to secure Havana for that purpose without doing so by force. This has been recog nized in Washington as in Cuba, and the naval authorities have been compelled to yield strategic advantages to reasons of po litical expediency. But they have done very well in getting Bahia Honda and Guanta namo. At one period there was pressure for a coaling station at Cienfuegos, on the south coast. Mr. Estervez, the vice president of Cuba. who comes from the province of Santa Clara, in which Cienfuegos is lo cated, was strongly opposed to this conces sion, and his objections were convincing enough to cause President Palma to ask the United States to waive that port, which was done. It was urged that the naval station at Guantanamo was sufficient, not only for the control of the Windward Passage, but for the whole of the shores of the Carib bean. Minister Squiers, In pressing the negotia tions, at first had much difficulty in over coming the suspicions of the Cubans that coaling or naval stations would mean the creation of American ports in Cuba, which would grow to be eommercial rivals of the regular Cuban ports. When President Palma called the members of the foreign relations committees of both houses to gether to exchange views on the subject several of them raised this objection and wanted assurances that there would be no rival custom house. Presumably when the text of the agreement is published it will be shown that while the jurisdiction of the United States in the territory which is to be leased to it for naval coaling stations is complete there is no danger of the Cuban ports meeting with rivals. The Sites Secured. Of the advantage of Guantanamo, situated as it is on the southeast coast of Cuba on a magnificent bay, there can be no doubt no better base of naval operations can be found in the West Indies. Americans who were there with Captain McCalla in the first stages of the war with Spain will re member the bay and the hills and the little railroad which runs from Caimanera back to the sugar plantations. Apparently little is known in this country about Bahia Honda. It lies forty to forty five miles west of Havana and is larger than Mariel. which once was thought of in connection with the coaLing stations. Mariel is a goodly sised port and tlie commerce it already has was one objection to establish ing American jurisdiction. It is noted for the rock asphalt which is shipped in large quantities to the United States and it is also used as a quarantine station for in fected vessels coming from Europe or South America. Bahia Honda probably is better for naval uses. The name means "deep water'' and the bay is larger than at Mariel. There is a hamlet on the coast, but it is hardly a town, and it Is reached from the Iqtterior by a road which was built during the Amer ican military occupation. At present it has no railway connection, though a line is like ly to be built. Bahia Honda will be useful from its proximity to the Yucatan Passage and it is a completsent to Key West and the gulf ports, such as Mobile and New Or leans. The Cuban Loan. The Cuban loan is something in itself, yet it may be that the fixing of United States naval stations will be an aid in floating this new national debt. The provision of the loan, as reported from Havana, are for the creation of a national debt of $35,000,000. The bonds are to be floated at ninety, and are to bear 5 per a cent interest. At this figure the Cuban gov ernment will receive 31,500,000. It is not likely to get more because the syndicates or capitalists who are willing to bid are likely to agree among themselves in ad vance. Of the net amount received from the loan, 84,O00,uO is to be devoted to the develop ment of Cuban agriculture, in accordance with plans which were matured months -ago. It is stated that another $4,000,000 is KILLS GERMS OF CATARRiH Hyomel Goes to the Root of the Disease and Makes Astonish ing Cures. Catarrh ennot be cured by the. use ot pills, liquid medlecines and so-calledl system tonics. U'nder sueh treatment the germs of the diseasi will still live in the air passages and increase and multiply. Hyostel is the only scientific and thorough way to cure catarrh. Killing the germs in the air passages, it enters the blood with the oxygen. destroys the micerobes in the blood and effectually drives from the system all traces of catarrhal poison.I 'Thousands of testimonials have been give-a se*mpdr. I. S. Nugent, treasurer et the Amserican Union ifte Insurance Co. of New York city, write.: "Hyomeilbas cempletely euad my daughter of estarrh fronm which she has been nsering for years. * Pvdbabhy the strmngest evidiere that ca b ogbr.4 s in the powers d'fBymiej to cure catarrh ts the fact .that, yoer tirugtst - ai apre! s eh i.e bewue3 a. au.. eby ilyone -.sae met euased y. Noa Is a'ased time to cure rarcatai . tionary governments from Tebruary. N.m5, when the Insurrection was started. until the close of the' war. This includes the bonds issued, and, apparently, the provision Is a limitation on the amount -of theme bonds which are to be considered goed.. Under the Cuban constitution the congress was sm powered to fix this basis. It also happens that President Palma was at the head of the junta when the bonds were Issued, and knows their value.. -The nItlon that an in definite number of millions of Cuban bonds would have to be redeemed. seems to be negatived by the action of the Cuban con gress. Howtlis to Be Placed. The loan It to be'"placed by open bids that Is, at Publie -uctien. For a year past representatives of~4 ow 'ork capitalists and syndietei ha*c been ii Havana and they have professed a illinlgsess to take a loan of $80,000,000 to Wb,O0,00 under certain conditions. Of cbifrae ; the chief one was that the United States; should acquiesds passtyely-that is, that'it; should not Inter pose obbedions. Another condition was that the loin should be'In American gold. As American gold is the standard In Cuba no trouble has been found In meeting this requiement. One momentous fact appears in the loan bill as passed by the Cuban congress. This is the creajiqp of an'Internal revenue sys tem. It is a. beginning. What the end will be no one can sell. Ninety per cent and even more of the Cuban revenues are' from customs re ceipts. Under annexation either as a territory or a state, 'these customs dues would have gone into the treasury of the United States and Cuba would have had to sustain itself by the creation of a new system of domestic taxation which would require years to develop. Though this con dition Is often pointed out it is still habit ually- ignored. Now, however, the annex atlonists may take hope because in pro viding for the national loan the Cuban con gress. without-on its, part -the slightest ten dency toward annexation has inaugurated a system of internal revenue taxation which ultimately, say in twenty-five years, may enable the government to be maintained in dependent of customs reeeipts. Tariff and Customs -Changes. The tariff anu customs changes In the .loan bill are of importance to the commer cial interests of the United States, but per haps less so than to those of other coun tries. The heaviest imposte seem to be laid upon spirituous liquors and the lntej nal revenue ta: will be in addition to the customs duties; Cubans are not heavy drinkers and the consumption of alcoholic beverages is not great, yet there is a considerable amount of gin drunk and this will bear a fair pro portion of the new tax. Champagnes and other luxuries pay pretty heavily. The tax on the light wines, which are drunk almost universally, is very small, but the aggregate of revenue from this source will be consid erable. Beer also will pay a fair amount. Large quantities of it are imported from the United States and local Havana brew eries, which have been established during the last three or four years, are doing a growing business. The real Innovation and a real sign of progress in taxation is found in the pro vision putting an internal revenue tax on matches, cigars and cigarettes. Everybody in Cuba smokes either cigars or cigarettes. No source of revenue so steady and so sure can be found as this tax even though it is comparatively light. Export Tax on Sugar. About the proposition to put an export tax on sugar, cigars and tobacco, the Cuban legislators had grave doubts. Their doubts find expression In the provision that this export tax is not to be imposed unless absolutely necessady, before the beginning of the redemption of the loan. The re demption of the loan .cannot begin for five years, and this Is the period at reciprocity with the United States as provided In the pending treaty. - This qualification is meant as a promise that no export tax will be laid during reciprocity. Yet It Is so small that the objection hardly could be a serious one. The limit on sugar is 5 cents a- bag, which would be about one-twenty-fifth of a cent per pound. The export tax on tobacco was abolished during the American military oc cupation. An effort was made by some of the con gressmen to have a provision for a stamp ( tax similar to that which has been so suc cessful in Mexico. It was calculated that $800,000 a year could be raised from this source without inconvenience. But the stamp tax 1s a hateful memory of Spanish misrule. It was involved In the cedulas or 3 personal registration certificates and other forms of oppressive government. This would not have been so under the republic and the stamp tax would- have been purely and legitimately a means of raising rev enue, but ae Cuban legislators because of the memory of what it had been balked at the proposition and it will pot form part of the new system of internal revenue legisla- g tion. CH4RLES M. PEPPER. t AFFAIRS IN GEORGETOWN. General and Personal Items From the Ir t West End. The officers of the Potomac Boat Club are I working hard toward the accomplishment of their purpose of raising a sufficient sum a of money to purchase land and build a new boat house. The new house will contain all Il modern devices for the convenience of oars-a men and for the furtherance of aquatict sports. John Holloran, thIrty-four years old, whose home Is at 1019 28th street north- I west, was painfully Injured about 8:151 this morning while at .work at the Naval Observatory. In crossing the icy pavement ~ he slpped and fell to the ground, sustain ing a broken right kneecap. He was con-< veyed to the Georgetown University Hos pital in the seventh precinct patrol wagon for treatment. Two of the letter carriers attached to the Georgetown branch post office received slight injuries yesterday afternoon as a re suit of falling on the Ice-covered ground. Mr. A. WV. Hudson slipped and fell down 1 the front steps of premises No. 1505 28th 1 street, sustaining several bruises and cuts. 4 Mr. Frank Forth fell in frQnt of premises 1709 35th street. Lieut. John A.. Swindells of the seventh 4 precinct station, who has been confined to. his' home, 38l23i - street. for several weeks past, suffering from an attack of grip, has entirely recovered and resumed his official dtethis morning. Mr.Emma A. Brewton of the George town branch of the W. C' T. U., Who has been seriously Ill at-her residence. 150"> 33d street,4sa convalescing. Beturned to Beformatory. Henry Jones. color'ed, who, while scrying a sentence In the reformatory at Chelten-1 ham. Md., for having robbed the United States mails, made his cscape a few days ago and was recaptured last night. De tectives Flather and Parham caught the fugitive while in a tent on North Capitol street. He was returned to the reforma tory this morning. .. Arrested for Postal Oficials. Samuel R. Taylor, colored, who claims to be a resident of Alexandria, Va., was ar rested by Detective O'Dea and Bicycle Po liceman O'Brien near the Baltimore and-4 Ohio depot this afternoon, at the instance of the post office authorities, and locked up at the sixth precinct police station. He will I probably be granted a hearing before a United States commissioner next week. It is charged that the prisoner raisglia post office money order for- 29 cents tol 539.29 about three weeks ago. Xad Do ie Two P Speelal isptcir to The Evening Stat. 'LEESBURO, Va.. February 21.-A fine setter dog owned by Chiarles Lowenbach became affected with rabies and bit Ran dolph Survick, son of George Suirvick, and Geo. Jackson. The wounds- were canterised by a local physician. The dog was killed. by Harry Leslie. Is Connelly Not in Wreck. The many frienda in this city of Miss Con nellHy whose nasme was published 4w-ther list if those who were hIied-In the Newark, a. -4 J., acct4~.Th~'i huga l ,pisged- to learn that- .he weeastet passeuger on- -the il114t.ed gr ..wasi at, first stated&- Mdin. Cesen was: apanestyi. e=snsse:'t#es-A 'is. u,bt hareeendigmaAmd her thoefa I Newark, A telegram annouseing*.ba:fact - that -MIss, Cainnely' was saafe- daa received SC RB for MJ The SUPREME COURT of THE Brewer, Associate Justice. articles in SCRIBNER'S on States, the first of which wi on "The Presidential Office.' one of the highest authoriti Supreme Court. THE WADDINGTON LETTERS. Alexandria ft:, Letters of i King Waddington. The inte Is extraordinary, by virtue i ton's husband was Spiecial A of the Coronation, and she r observation. This fact, adde of the writer's style, makes 1 record. The illustrations an drawings made at the time. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY CIT taining paper depicting the s York as it is today, illustrate graphs of the city in its v, day, and in sunshine, rain, i JOHN FOX'S SERIAL STORY, "1 Come." Mr. Fox's notable its second installment, foun It is illustrated by F. C. Yoh: "This story Is se of rare iterest."--Mlwaske "This story is revealing Itself as the best work MARIONETTES AND PUPPET 2 entertaining article on mai telling something pf the -hit describing the varions types A MORO PRINCESS. By Mrs. an interesting type of oriente Philippines, the descendant c earliest times, who has nqY Administration, and who is c new possessions in the East. THE SHORT STORIE ARE ESPECIALLY G A Reformed Traveller. By SV "The Green Pigs." Illustrat A Delusion of Grandeur. By E by H. M. Walcott. Captain Meaghan's Retiremen Illustrations in color by (eo The Fatal Sisters. By MARGA . lustrated by Walter Appletot FOR SALE EVERYWHERE .N SONG AND STORY ELEBRATION OF WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY. rograms Observed in the Public Schools - Addresses Delivered by Prominent Citizens. Washington's birthday anniversary was enerally observed in the public schools of he District yesterday, as mentioned in last vening's Star, when programs, consisting f music, recitations and addresses were endered. A list of the schools observing he day not mentioned yesterday is printed erewith, together with those who partici ated in the ceremonies. At t,he Congress Heights School the peaker appointed' was unable to attend, nd Col. A. E. Ra.ndie, who had been me eted to preside by the Board of Trade, ~as called upon. Prof. Lowe, principal of he school, in introducing him said: "No words of mine are necessary in in roducing the presiding officer of this meet ig, for he is known, honored, respected nd loved by both old and young, big and ttle of Congress Heights." In *his speech Colonel Handle compli ented the Commnissioners, Eaying that they ere three of the best that the District I Cdiumbia ever had, and they had adopt 4 the policy of the late honored Commis oner, John W. Ross, that "when in doubt, lye the citizen the benefit." He also spoke i high term,. of the school board of trus ree, tihe teaohers and the scholars, and in losing his remarks he said: "Und'er a monarchical government the uier Is the sovereign, the private citizen is he subject; but under our republican form f government the citizen is the soverEign nd the ruler is the servant." The exercises were closed by the singing f "America." Mr. Bosenberg's Address. At the Dent Sohool, 3d and D streets utheast, Mr. D. D. French presided and kr. Morris -D. Rosenberg made the ad ress. A program was rendered, consisting f recitations by .representative pupils of he. various grades, songs and a sal'ute to be flag. Mr. Rosenberg opened his oration by noting Longfellow's . verses, "Lives of reat men all remind us"-and demonetrat d how appropriately they .mtght be ap lied to the name of washington. Mr. osenberg gave a historical- sketch of lashington's life, detailing- interesting hases of the patriot's character, and ce iling circumstances attendirng his serv rs in the French and Indian war andi ter in the revolurtion. "He found no place too small to deserve ems than his most. loyal service," said the peaker. "He fdund none too large for his telectual equipment. To whatever duty e was called he brought brains, tact, high recutive ability.,.and inhlnite patience and nergy. The .story of his life contains a sson which the American youth should ake to heart, for it teaches them the value f industry. and application; it shows that rains, courage and trained capacity will ucceed without influence or favor; that verything is .possible to the man who is aster' of himself and skillful with .the reapons 'opportunity has put into his ands" Mr. Rosenberg held that resi ents of the capital city, located bZ wash gton and, bearing ble name .could sMt all to realise the expectation of its, foun er that it should-beoome the flifting capital f a great nation. "The century recentiy aime to a close has been productive of a eriod of adlvapeement in this country here fore unknown by any other governmie.t, nd as *e have crossed the threshold -into e new eentury.. bringing in its retinue ast and -powerful memories of -the past, e should - feel -the - responsaiblity thr.ust pon us to help perpetuate the. gjeriouzs leds -of Washington and those eminent Imericansw who have followed him,. Jos'ron schook-4,nerai apig spear a .e,sLi Jitm, ql11am Leiulear, w* eman,Miss Edna L~ym A.aii.- di ooue . Jo2insou, pre iegs oicomfa-.m by. Rqv. MiAeg. Ule ~t Usetole Mi.nur, Greie Th'ior sterettr*noI~s iaWse r 3Ml'us~~~~~ge eN als UN TED 8 A1E8. B y D av J. .One -of the-gloug . imnpertant the~ 0o0ern aeo t f the Uaited is Mr. James Ford Rhode's paper This afr k s k sintrijted by es thathas;ever written on the At the Corspation. of Cce be F Anc iM rest that ctl >f the tact at. Mgne.. Wadding mbassador to ( ia-at the time enjoyed ans l advantages for d to the briill. scy -and-vividness these letters , :ost entertaining reprodcied flom paintings and V. By John Corbin. An enter ocial,and aesthetic side of New d with most" remarkable photo nrious aspects, by night and by ind snow. he Little-Shephefd of Kingdom new seriaT, ba already, in. d so many e uinssiastic readers. : Se.tisel. It. Fox has dose."- Be g t Snu.rd. HOWS. By E. C. Peixotto. An rionette shows- in all countries, tory- of the puppet dramas and of marionettes. Lea Febiger. 'A description of it civilization-a princess in- the f a royal family dating from the f come under the United States mne of the striking figures of our Illustrated with -photographs. S IN THIS NUMBER OOD AND INCLUDE DNEY H. PRj&TON, author of ed by Sherman Potts. LEANOR STp RT. Illustrated t. By H. J.,Q'HIGGIN. With rge Wright. RET COOPER McGIFFERT. Il i Clark. " PR4E'5 CENTS recitations, patriotic songs, salute to the flag and grbp elegn. Bowen;Jc}o-,]. q. Weteingre 4xn: and Dr. - George, . Reeves speaker. A feature of tihe program was a flag drill by tihird grade pupils. Greep eaf--Mr. A. D. Albert"presiding and Mr. C. T. Yoder speaker, and Miss Gott walls and Martha Carot-Harbers. Bradley School-Charles 1ght, Miss Da vidson, Miss Senseney, Haz on, Willi Stewart, Rezin Watkins, .Hft1d Kluge, Hunton Willis. Grace Boehme, Guy Camp bell, Miss McKedriey, Miss Plowden, Willie McKenney, Hilge Murray, Earl Haliday. Arthur School-Mr. John $. Daish, pre siding. Address by Mr. M. J. Weller. In strumental music, recitations and songs completed the program. Potomac School-The pupils taking part were as follows: John Miller, Agnes Kiler lane, Miss Hughes, Abner Lakeman, Lewis Klopfer, Ed. Reynolds, Luther Tippet, Ja cob Harman. A stereopticon talk was given by Misa Hessler. Peabody School-Mr. H. K.. Simpson, pre siding offieer. Address by Mr. J. Nota Mac Gill, Earl Goodrtch, Ruth Walker, Leland Leger, Lois Irwin, Miss Rosalie Bartlett, Mr.' Chas. Roberts, Miss Hope E. Hopkins, Misses Add) Lyon ahd Mamie Bugbee.. Carb)ery School-Mr.. Theodore A. Hard ing, presiding ofilcer, and Mr. Win. M.-Hal lam speaker,- and Miss' Clara Byron,- Miss Leslie Sargent, Miss Marion -Wolff, -Miss Mae Graham, Miss Laura Black, Miss Helen Calhoun. flilton School-Mr. Harry Kimball, speaker; and the fsollowing pupils: Ssiuel Luccock, Willett Schofield, Henry Jaeger, Ada Gilbert, DeWitt EDilsworth, Effle De Long. Helen Logkwood, Andrew Oehman. Maury-Dr. Parsons, speaker. The pro gram consisted -of readings, recitations, songs, a salute to the flag. Towers Schooi-,Mr. Frank H. Jackson presided and Mr. Harry 0. Hine was the speaker. The pupils participating were Margtret Lewis.'Anita Dietrich, Elsie Yost, Ethel Harper, Clarence Evans and Marvel Hiltabiale. - * Wallach School building-Mr. E. G. Davis presided, and Mr. 'Walter C. Clephane was the speaker, and Mary Engel, Frank Bent ley. Florence Dudley, Weigman, syl van Greenapple, Florence Dudley, Archie McNaught. Brent School-Mr. E. J. Nottinghiam pre sided, and Mr. B*rry Bulkley made the ad dress. The pupils were Olive Wright, Wal ter Haytord. Charles Birmingham and Miss A. A. Hinkel. Lenox School-Mr. W. M. Shuster presid ed, and a.lso niad~ the address. The pupIls taking part were Ray Ferguson, Grace Moran, and. Harold Watts. Berrst-Rear Admiral Prindie presided and, by special request, related his first ex perience at sea. , His: remarks werie ex tremely inti-es.ttqg and appropriate. The pupils . rn .-~,ogram consisting of songs, recit aq~rr4 oncluded the pxer c!ses with as ueo~the flag. -Wilson - LJeutenant R. E. Toomes de livered the esp. Khe other participant. were Ma4I a vell, Jas. Plum mner, 3May '' '. Thomas, Jullan Hackett, i~, Ashley Hines, Prof-.J. T. o oward Brice and Miss HA Gibbs-. Monrde ScT~~.Charles C. Marbury pre'sided, and WiJ~ few opening remarks intr'oduced 3*. - sie E. Potbury, who made an add ' epupils who parttei pate3 were:'Wt-Barry, Miss Gertrude M. Walsh dIll isa Katherine Smith, Martha Hanvey Mis Swan and Miss Farn ham, Clara Wyli speihen Truesdell. -The Rev. J.- Wood Ulibtt closed the exercises with -a few pLlti emrs Chas e NoUO fProssed. James charge ault .preferred against ams .Digno . y by Henry J. Waring was nolle p'rossedhy Prosecuting Attorney Muliowny of the Police Court today be cause.of the abbefic -of the proseduting wit ness. wJho was nMt on.hand when .the case was called'. - - The -men, it is stated. are Interested In. a mining -company, and the charge was siled as -a result - af an eneounter -between them the 10th instat trilie at the office of Mr. FAwin C. Clark, 1861 F street northwest. Tahare toglg.brate, Wasbautea-s birthdaya er.~ary will be celebrated Moa1d5d night tt 7:10 o'cloc? a,t Tajdms ask.'. t# exerclis *1lltake.alace in:the Wakom abresbyterian Church. The jroerma- hrmndes -n taveeatton bM Rsv. fT IS TO-BE HOPED,"s tIURT WILL DISCOVER TII bby" ashas the book written 35 y THE- - REAL "t to ear hgelssion that TEE DOT ORW Smo A VERY DaBNT AND MANLY MAN." -N. Y. rvsgam. "Ous at these deUghtful beots that take 7e. - back to BOYHOOD DAYS and preset an the fun and froUe et ecautry lUe. The FACTS NUDOUBTDLY OQOURBRD AS SEt roTnm'-etea Jornl . "A most enjoyabe bock. Sheld be reed by evry teacher -h baa' THE OABI OF-BOYS. and by parents as welL They would surely have a better knowledge et TE WAYS OF A 0 'o . HEART after the eading."-Spirit of 7 " Jtw books about THE ACTUAL IWFE OP 1A 3oy have ve been printed wblE.ta. bea THE BOY'S EXPERIENOES to vividly. The volume is refreshing because natural, and very funny."-Gloucester Times. "THE BOYS ARE GREAT BOYS; they lght and go in swimming. and are up to all aorts of absurd mischief. The laughs the 'Diary* amuses are hearty, reminiscent laughs."-New York Sun. A real diary The most whc The Real Diar; Price, Cloth, $1 THE EVERETT P1 OLD JOHN- GRAHAM SAYS ABOUT SOCIETY Everybody over here in Europe thinks that we haven't any society in America, and a power of people in New York think that we haven't any socie ty in Chicago. But so far as I can see, there are just as many ninety-nife cent men spending million-dollar in comes in one place as another; and the rules that govern the game seem to be the same in all three places--you've got to be a descendant to belong, and the farther you descend the harder you belong. The only difference is that, in Europe, the ancestor who made money enough so that his family could descend has been dead so long that they have forgotten his shop; in New York he's so recent that they can only pretend to have forgotten it; but in Chicago they can't lose it, because the ancestor is hustling on the Board of Trade or out at the Stock Yards. I want to say right here that I don't propose to be an ancestor until after I'm dead. Then, if you want to have some -fellow whose grandfather sold bad whiskey to the Indians sniff and smell pork when you come ibto tie room, you can suit yourself. From George H. Lorimer's new book LETTERS from a SELF-MADE MERCHANT TO HIS SON NOW IN ITS 70th THOUSAND Price. $1.50 postpaid. A specimen chapter free on application to the publishers SMALL, MAYNARD & COMPANY BOSTON, MASS. CASE OF HOMER BIRD THE PBESIDENT DECLINES TO IN TEREBE Pardon Attorney Easby-Smith Gives a History of the Efforts for Escaping Death. Representative Broussard of Louisiana made an appeal to the President today to open the case of Homer Bird, the man un der sentence of death in Alaska March 6, and whose case has attracted general no tie by reason of the pathetic attempts of his wife and little child to reach the Pres ident and Attorney General Knox. Mrs. Bird gave up her attempts to see these two pifcials, and turned again to members of Congress to enlist their assistance. Several senators and representatives were touched by her story, and wrote reguests to the White House that the execution of the sen tence be delayed pending a further investi gation. Mr. Broussard called in person to fay that he might present -Mrs. Bird's facts. The President again declined to re open the case. This practically does away with any hope the .unfortanate woman may have to save the life of her husband, who was ~a man of standing in New Orleans prior to his venture to Alaska. -Without action today word of any change in the sentence could not get to Alaska In'time to stay the execution. -Telegraphic orders would have- to be sent to Seattle and con veyed from there by water to Alaska. Been Pending for Four Years. Mr. 3. S. Easby-&nith, pardon _attorney of the Depaitment of Justice, in speaking of tihe case today, said: "This case has really been pendipg be fore the department for' iniore - than ilour years anii the petitioner' and~bis wife have received every possible consideration. He was.first convicted of enurder op- December 13, 1899, and sentenced to be banged on Fbruiary 9, 1900. Upon all application made to. President McKinley'a respite was granted in i'der tO permit the defendint to take a appeal to -the Sufirenfe Cburt This a,ppeal-aa granted.r and jhe Supreme. Curt on February 25, 1601,' rusiaermd the case for -s ner tstria e m,t efa-teix nical error of the trial judge in instructing the jury. A sew trial resatted in- a aieond conviction on December 34, 1901,- and the defendant was sentene to bo eagd on Jagaary' 16;. 1902. "A second& appeal was allowed tio -h p'eme Coart,. whidh en )weifxber' ~ '166, alrmet -tihe- juUe of-the Mloei-- coult, *ud the pr aga~Ii sditenced -to be baiged on "ach6 19MS. iosda ieul n fop Swuw ma in his behalf for a eation.bf sentme ~o 1M.wI~oi~nt th ZBy Seetary-Lese M Shaw, "THA BOY." No book produced for ma ars ago by Judge MurA. Shute of OF A. REAL BOY THE REAL DIARY O "A good dea r homerad an INIMATU KNOWLEDGE OF A BOY'S MIND are fead in it. But 'reel' is the aut and last wesd to be said upon it."-merst UtLratrae. "The book is 04f e ' UNCONSCIOUs HUMOR OP A iVE BOY ad is as PLAINLY iZUDINS. n s th pisa,, for .ee hea's ha awr s UnplalIariueaMs.. 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