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TWELFTH YEAIt. PIIOENIX, ARIZONA, 5fONDAY MOUNTING, SEPTEMBER 1G, 1901. VOL. XII. "NO. 121. THE PRES DENTIAL The First Sad Services Were Held at Buffalo Yesterday Morning MRS. M'KINLEY AT THE COFFIN SIDE She Fondled the Face of the Dead, Seeming to Hardly Realize the De gree of Her Loneliness Senator Hanna's Last Gaze Upon Face of His Dearest Friend The Overwhelming Grief of Who Witnessed the Simple Service - Arrangements for Ceremonies in the Capitol. nuffalo, Sept. 13. Long before the lime set for the funeral services over the body of President McKinley the Milburn house was astir with prepera lions. At 9 o'clock Ions platoons of po lice officers, mounted and on foot, ar rived at the grounds and were posted in details along the streets approach ins the house. Major General John 11. Iirooke. who was personally in com mand of all the forces participating 1:1 the escort, arrived at 10 o'clock. Eight minutes before the opening of the ser vice a covered barouche drove up to the house bringing President Roose velt. As the president passed within the house and the services were about to begin, the long line of soldiers and sail ors swung in columns of fours and formed in battalion front along the beautiful thoroughfare opposite the house and immediately facing it. They stood at parade rest, with coior lower ed, each flag wound about its staff and bound with crepe. Outside the house there was a half hour of silence and waiting. Within the house of death woe was unspeakable. FACING THE MORNING. In the drawing room to the right of the hall as President Roosevelt entered the dead chieftain was stretched upon his bier. His face was toward the ris ing sun. On his face was written a story of the Christian forbearance with which he had met his martyrdom. Only the thinness of his face bore mute tes timony to the patient suffering he had endured. He was dressed as he always was in life. His black frock coat was buttoned across the breast where the first bullet of the assassin had struck. A black string tie below a standing col lar showed a little triangle of the white shirt front. His right hand lay at his side: his left was across his breast. He looked as millions of his country men have seen him. save for one thing. The little badge of tne Loyal Legion, the only decoration he ever wore, which was always in the left lapel of his coat, was missing. And those who remarked it spoke of it. and after the body was taken to the city hall the little badge which he prized through life was again placed where It had always been. Th-; hndv l.ir in a black casXet on a black bearskin rug. Over the lower limbs was flung the starry banner he had loved so well. A spray of white chry santhemums, a flaming bunch of blood red American roses and a magnificent hunch of violets were on the casket. That was all. Behind the head, against a pier mir ror between two curtained windows, rested two superb wreaths of white asters and roses. These were the only flowers In the room. Two sentries, on; from the Sea and one from the Land, guarded the remains. , MRS. M KINLEY S GRIEF. The family had taken leave of their beloved one before the others arrived. X.rs. McKinley. the poor grief-crushed widow, had been led into the chamb'-r and had sat awhile alone with him who had supported and comforted her through all the years of their wedded life. But though the support was gone she had not broken down. Dry eyed she gazed upon him and fondled his face. She did not seem to realize-that he was dead. Then she was led awav, and took up her position at the head oi the stairs, where she could hear the ser rices. The other members t the fam ily had withdrawn into the library to the north of the drawing room in which the casket lay. and here also gathered other friends when the service was held. The members of the cabinet had tak en their leave before the others ar rived. They remained seated beside their dead chief while the sad proces sion viewed the body. The place direct ly at the head had been reserved for President Roosevelt. Secretary Root sat alongside this empty chair. About one hundred in all saw the body. Some were overcome with grief at the sight of the thin, placid countenance. Their frames shook in convulsive sobs. Sev eral clung to the side of the bier and many with difficulty could be persuad ed to leave. Almost every face was tear stained. ' HIS DEAREST FRIEND. Senator Hanna entered the room at this time, but did not approach the cas ket. His face was set like that of an iron willed man who would not l.-t down the barrier of his grief. The sen ator spoke to no one. During the ser vices be sat with his head bow?d. The signal being given there welled out from the hall the beautiful word of "Lead. Kindly Light." sung by a quartette. It was McKinley's favorite hymn. Half of thos? i.i the room put their faces into their hands to hide their t.ars. When the singing ended the clergyman read a chapter. Again the voices rcse with the words "N:arer. My God. to Thee." the very words Pres ident McKinley had repeated at inter vals of consciousness before he died. Then followed a prayer. The service concluded with a simple benediction. The casket was about to b3 covered when suddenly there was a movement. Senator Hanna, who had risen, saw that the last opportunity to look upon the face of his dead friend had come. Pressing forward, in an instant he was at the side of the casket, bending ov-r and looking down into it. Almost two minutes passed, and -then he turned away and the casket was closed. Three long rolls of the muffled drum told those outside the house that the funeral cortege was about to appecr. At the moment the casket appeare 1 "Nearer. My God, to Thee." ascendei in subdued strains from one of th? mil itary bands. Tenderly the bearers low ered the carket from their shoulders and placed it in the hearse. Notes of Chopin's funeral dirge succeeded the strains of the hymn. The soldiers and sailots swung into long columns and took up their march. PRESIDENT'S SECRETARY Cortelyou Will Remain With the New President for a Time Buffalo, Sept. 15. Pr?sident Roose velt passed a very quiet day at the Wilcox house arranging to attend the funeral of the late president. His sec retary, Mr. Lccb, and his assistant, however, kept busy answering tele grams and mail and classifying them. Piled up on a table in the sitting room of the-house were at least six hundred telegrams and letters, all of them ex pressing regret at the eeath of the lati president and assurance of confidence and support to the new president: The only announcement tne president had to make today was that Cortelyou, secretary of President McKinley, would for the present act in that capacity for him. because of his know.eose or me condition of atTairs. Cortelyou con firmed this statement. THE STATE FUNERAL Preparation for the Last Services Day After Tomorrow. Washington. Sept. 15. Sergeant at Arms Ransdall has directed the prepar ation of the. rotunda for the funeral service. The space in even this vast structure is entirely inadequate to the demand for the ad'srV of more than a fraction of the persons who think they should be admitted to the ser vices next Wednesday. The public will be excluded, as the accommodations will not suffice for th?v officials who must be present. The diplomatic corps alone will oc- FUNERAL the Ail the cupy about 200 places, and- in addition there will be the United States senate, Urited States supreme court, the house of representatives and a Targe number of offlc ials of the army, navy and civil ians, every army and navy officer in Washington having been ordered to at tend th? funeral service. They alone would consume a large portion of th seating rpace. The general public will have an opportunity to view the re mains of the late president while the body lies in state, before the funeral service. SOLDIERS' REQUEST. "Manl'a, Sept- 15. The officer and soldiers of the division of the Philip pines beg the department to place an appropriate floral design on the bier of the president of the United States, as a token of their great sorrow. Th?y offer their deepest sympathy to Mr&. McKinley. CHAFFEE." In answer to this appeal the war de partment arranged with a lo:ol florist to supply a handsome floral shield with '.lie Eighth army corps badge in the center. BISHOP M'CABE'S EMOTION. Pacific Grove. Cal., Sept. 13. Confer ence Sunday this year was a mournful occasion. Bishop McCabe, a lifelong friend of the dead president, was un able to preach on account of his deep emotion. At the close of th? cermon by Dr. Mc-Clifh, president of the Uni versity of the Pacific, Bishop McCabe arose, and in a voice choked with emo tion and teats streaming down his clicks asked the congregation to again sing with him the president's last words, "Nearer, My God, to Thee." A SORROWING PEOPLE First M. E. Chnrch Crowded at Last Night's Memorial Service. The memorial service at the First Melhociifct church last evening in honor, of the nation's .-r-artyred president, was an event, that will live in the memory of Phoenix peop.e. Nivtr was there a congregation more deeply touched by trie tragic incident that had called them iogethtr, and never was a congre gation more in sympathy wl.h the speakers, who from the pulpit paid the highest poysiDie tribute U tne honored dead. Though the hour for actual weeping had passed with the awful shock, every heart was fillid with un speakable grief, and a common sorrow made plainer tnan ever the universal brotherhood of man. The church was ti.led to overflowing. Many were s:ancMng in the aisUs and some were unable to enter the building. Though the evening whhout was icocrl and pleasant, within the crowded edi fice it wa3 intensely hot, and only the ceaseless movement of hundrc-ds of fans made the atmosphere endurable. Y 1 ':here was rapt attention and uhe congregation paid heed to evtry sylla. ble uttered, as though fearful of mar ring some finely spoken sentiment. Mrs. Shirley Christy presided at the nine organ, and after a voluntary the audli-nce rose and united in singing "Nearer My God to Thee." the words of which hvrr.n the -dying president re peated as he rank into eternal slumber. Rev. E. A. Penick. pastor of Trinity Episcopal church, invoked the Divine blessing and offered special prayer for the comfort of the widow and the im mediate family of President McKinley, and for President Roosevelt and the great nation, which now lo-ks to him for faith-iul leadership. Rev. C. V'. Cowan, pastor of the First M. E. church, made a few appropriate introductory remarks, after which Rev Lewis Ha'.sey. D. IX, pastor of the Bap:ist church, spoke for a few min utes on Mr. McKinley as a Christian citizen, dwelt upon his Christian char acter a3 illustrated in his private lifV in the family circle, his quick precep tion of duty and his willingness to it! performance. His great example was pointed 10 as worthy of emulation, the beauty of his life and personal charac ter inspiring the mcst noble ambitions. BRIDGED OCEAN AND CHASM Mrs. P. A. Tharaldson sang.a beauti ful solo entitled "Good Bye Sweet Day Good Bye," after which Rev. Cowan introduced Rev. Rowland, pastor of the M. E. Church, South. He polnte-1 to Christ as the great example which all should follow, and then in his remarks paid tender tribute toi the sincere-manner in which Mr. McKinley had tried to shape his life In accordance with the beet teachings of the scripture. Speaking personally, as one who was born a subject of the English crown. and later being surrourried by souther n associations, he eaid there were two things which would ever remain most tenderly cherished thoughts in his es timate tjf the dead president. First. was his effort-a to hanr.onize all inter ests of the Anglo-Saxon race, and sec ondly. President McKin'ey's kindly tieatment of the south. "Nowher?." said he, "will: mourning for the mar tyre'J president be more sincere than south of Mason's and Dixon's line. And nowhere beyond the boundaries of this c-..-un-try will there bsr deeper mourning mart in ine Kingciom or urfat nrrtain. "Lead Kindly Light," President Mc Kinley's favoiite hymn, was sung by a quartette consisting of Mrs. Tharald son, Mrs. Cooper, and' Messrs. Reedy and Andrews. Rev.- Cowan, then dntroduced General A. J. Sampson, United States minister to Ecuador. General Sampson is not only one of the best known men in Ari zona, and one of the most pleasing talkers, but he was an intimate per sonal friend of President McKinley. whom he loved and admired as frlen'J, brother, comrade in arrr.. statesman and chief. Their acquaintance was al mc.st life-long and was ripened in their official relations. Having but recently vteitcd Mr. McKinley at his home in Canton whe:e fellowship, cicser than the machinery of government at Wash ington allows might: be enjoyed, he feels the loss of an intimate friend, as well as the foremost man in th? nation. It wa3 with almost tear-dimmed eyes that he 'delivered the following address: GENERAL SAMPSON'S ADDRESS. "Little c'id I think, five we;ks since, as I sat on the porch of President Mc Kinley's home in Canton, O.. and talked for an hour with my friend, comrade and brother, then the very picture of health, and so cheerful and optimistic of the great success and glory that was -to crown our nation in I, the future, that iltt e more titan a j Ui-irin w uuiii ,tiea mt-miiv 'tut? i,. would be in mourning because he had crossed! ihe threshold that divides the mortal from the irrmoptal and entered Into life everlasting: that his cheery voice should no more be heard on earth: that no more Phould the Amer ican people have his counsel: that no nw-r? shouIJ he go in and ott before this nation as its grand leader; 'that no more should he stand at the head of this people as their ruler, and ad mired by all 'the nations of the world. But, in the providence of God. so it is. We cannot question -that Providenc-e. ws cannot comprehend it, we can but bow in sumbti3i:n to it, though eight bf b!lnk!o4 Ly burning teen. W mirht the more readily thus to bow tn. sub mission to this Providence when we remember that among the last words ufiered by him whom we tonight mourn. we:e thse: "Good-bye all, goob-bye. It is God's will. Let His will be done." LESSON OF SUBMISSION. While these wcrds were spoken to those by his side in the parting hour they were and are and always are to b: and Linger wrth t as a direct mes sage -to you to you. to each of 'the in habitants of this great nation. If he thought so in that parting hour from the wife he loved e- devotedly, from the friends sc dear, from the people h? served so loyally and ably, should not wt? In our deep bereavement we can only turn to God's word and read: What I do now thou knowest not. but shalt hereafter. Ah! yts. Here we rest. Here we take comfort. The time will come when all will be made cUar. Noit now but hereafter.' "One great blessing we can now see to corr.e to our nation by his untimely death, is the fact that legislation will be speedily enacted, such aa should have been years since to supprecss, to kill off the anarchistic element that has been cursing our country for years past and to pass such restrictive laws ns will prevent such a vicious and un desirable element from foreign lands. finding asylum on c-ur shores. 'May God pced the day when the last advocate of anarchism will be but this is not the time or place to ifs- :t:?s this subjeot. "Another blessing that has com? t us in this dark hour is a realization of the fact 'that no misfortune, however gieat. can come Ho us that will cqusj the governmental pulse to cease to beat: that will bring national collapse and death. AN EARLIER BEREAVEMENT. "Instead of being convulsed and torn nto factions: instead of dls.-ension i within and gibes without, our nation is. today, dearer to the heart of her people, is more firmly supported by them- than ever before, stands higher in the estimation of the nations of the world than in all her history past a place attained largely during President McKinley's administration. All thesa are but proofs of the stability of our government. When, on that dark, gloomy day in April, 1865. our nation seemed to be almost ready to fail, after the loss of the immortal Lincoln, that great meeting of the business men of the country was held in Kew York city, when the financial pulse beat high and the temperature of the body politic was near the death mark, that General Garfield delivered his great speech, closing with the sen.iment: 'God reigns and the Bovrnnr.ent at Washington still lives." "As by magic this sentiment seemed to circle the country and into the hearts cf the financial and business men came a confidence born of trust in the God of nations, which trust has grown s-ironger through all the inter vening years. " What a strange fatal- try that sixteen years after this fame man who stemmed the tide of distrust, more than any other, should be callei to lay down his life, when president of this great republic, at the hand of a vile assassin. In our sacnd great sorrow there seemed to be echoed back from the eternal shores: 'God r.igns (Continued on Third Page.) BASE BALL FIELD Where Games Were Won and Lott Yesterday. San Francisco San Francisco, Sacramento, 2; second game San Francisco, 4; Sacramento, 0. Cincinnati Cincinnati, 0; Pittsburg. 3 Detrot Cli veland. 0; Dtroit. 21. Chicago Chicago, 6: St. Louis. 13. Chicago Chicago, fi; Milwaukee, 4; M-cuni game Chicago, 9; Milwau kee. 4. Los Angeles Los Angeles, 3; Oak land, 1. THE DOWIEITES ROUTED AGAIN. Four Hundi-ed Followers of Chicago Prophet Put to Flight.' Chicago. Sept. 14. Four hundred Dowleites 'invaded Evanston laFt night J and dedicated 'their tabernacle in that suburb. When their special train started batck to Chicago they were given a parting volley of rocks, eggs and d.cayetl fruit, which broke six oar windows and injured two of the party. A number of the others were spattered wTih eggs. It was only the fact that the Dowietles thought better of their determination to hold an-outdoor meet ing and to the excellent protection they received from the police that p: evented them from being mobbed. THE NEGRO CAME OUT SAFELY. Six Sticks of Dynamite' Blew Up Barber Shop tin Cripple Creek. Cripple Creek. Colo., Sept. 15. At midnight the barber shop of John Ty ler, on South Third Street, was blown up by dynamite. From six to twelve sticks were placed1 undter the1 floor of the frame building at the point above which Tyler was sleeping. The explo sion wrecked the builJing and con tents, but Tyler escaped. Windows on both sidf-s of the street for a block were shattered. Tyler is a negro and has repeatedly refused to join the bar ters' union. wholesale; obscenity. propery Punished in a Whole.-nlj Way. Guthrie. Okla., Sept. 15. John- M. Morrison, postmaster at Nagle, Okla., pleaded guilty to sending obscene let ters to 1,500 women aud receiving vul gar replies, antj wu sentenced y ester cay morning by Federal Judge Erwin at Kingfisher to five years in the govern ment prison at Fort Leavenworth at hard labor, and -to pay a. fine of $5,000. SHOES AHD MUSIC Mixed Qn.alificat.ioni of an Indian School Employe. f Washington. Sept. 15. Examina tions for two queer civil service Jobs were held ait various1 - cit ies throughout the country yes terday. Two shoe and harness makers are wanted, one for the Cham berlain school. South Dakota, and th other at the Salem. Ore., Indian school. The shoe and harness maker who gets the outh Dakota place must be com patent to teach bund music. He will get $560 per year for making shoes for all the littl? Lo's at the school, for building the harness for all the horses in the stables, and for putting in his spare .time in teaching the young abo riginal idea how to make music to soothe the savage breast. The shoe and harness maker wanted at the Sa lem school will not be required to teach band music, and it is presumed that his job will be easier, though he will get a hundred dollars a year more than th shue-harness-muMe-maker. QUIET ON THE ISTHMUS. Warships Iowa, . Ranger and- Icz Are it Panama. CoVn, Columbia. Sept. 15. The isth mus 'to quiet. ' The warships Iowa, Ranger and Icarus are at Panama, and the Machias is at Booas del Toro. A mob at Panama made a demonstration before the Venezuelan consulate, but the Colombian authorities dispersed the rioters and protected the consul. THE LONG AND SHOItTV)F IT. Bride is 3 Feet 6 Inches Tall an.l Bride groom 6 Feet 4 Inches. 1 ' New York. Sept. 15. Mis3 Martha Strauss of 315 West Eighty-first street who is IS years of age. and three feet and a ha'f tall, was mariied yesterday to Charles Brady of Hudson street Hoboken. who stands six feet, four in ches. Th3 ceremony was performed by Justice of the Peace Frank O'Keefe of Hoboken. Miss Straus3 told the justice that she ha 3 been turned out f.f her home be cause she would not give Brady up, and they had resolved to get mar ried. When the ceremony was over Brady surprised the justice by saying: "Give us a good b'estelng. judge." The Jus tice explained that blessings did not generally go with that kind of mar riage ceremony, but he gave the couple his benediction. DEADLY CIGARETTE BOXES? They Are Sent to Devery. and They Contain "Fine Brown Powder." New Ycrk. Sept. 15 A package about seven inches long, two Inches deep and four inches wide came through the mail y':erday morning to Deputy Commissioner Devery. Doorman Car penter, at police headquarters, took the package, and according to custom opened It. He was very much sur prised to find that It held a dozen cig arette boxes, each of which contained matches and a quantity of fine brown powder. Carpenter made up his mind that it was an- infernal machine and so reported to the deputy commis sioner. After looking it over Devery ordered dt sent to the bureau of ccra bustibiesv There were a two-cent and a fiv-cent 6tamp on the- box when it was delivered and a. flve-cent due sta-jrjp. The address and name of Dev ery were printed In- ink. A report got aiounct that there was a note. Inside th3 box which said: "Fathers and mothers' curses go with this." but Devery denied this. The depuay chief laid he wasn't in the least worried about the package. LXPULSION OF THE MONK'S. Paris. Sept. 15. Tomorrow is th time fixed for the expulsion of the religious orders which have been proscribed by the government. The Benedictine monks of Slesmes and other orders are anticipating the date by departing for the isle of Wight and other localities where they have decided to take up their abode. ARMENIAN MASSACRES FEARED. Reports 'of Revolutionary Uprising and Attacks on Turkish Soldiers. Constantinople. Sept. 15. Fifty Ar menian revolutionists, according to Turkish reports, recently set fire to he Mussulman quarters at Mu-n, Turkish Armenia, where fighting after wards occurred, the Armenians retir ing toward Sassoun. It is reported al so that, September S. Armenians anj Turks blew up the barracks at Sax soun, where 3000 troops were stationed, and that a state of panic prevailed there in consequence: Such Turkish reports have previously leen forerunners of massacres of Ar menians, and It is generally apprehend ed by non-Mussulmans here that mas sacres have already taken place. BANKER'S SON DUG GRAVES. Had Been Sent to the Work House as a Vagrant. New York. Sept. 15. Through the ef forts . of President Guggenhelmer, Adolph Alexander, the son of a banker of Alsace. Germany, has been relieved from enforced dig ging of graves at Hart's island, and has secured- a lucrative po sition with the Cordova Leather Works t Newark. N. J. About a year ag' Alexander came to America, to secure employment. Not knowing the Eng lish language, be failed In his purpose. and finally, through sickness, was com pelled to seek lodging at the city lodg ing house. Not knowing the rules there he abused the privilege, and on August 10 was arrested as a vagrant and was committed to the wor house by Magis trate Cornell, sitting in the Essex Market court. Mr. Guggenheimer was informed of the case, and he wrote to the magis trate, who Immediately granted an order of release. The young man left Hart's island today. CYCLING AT PARIS. Paris, Sept. 15. The cycling world is Just now giving Its entire attention, to the Grand Prix de Paris, which will be inaugurated with a series of races to morrow. Nearly all of the star cyclists cf France are entered in the events, to gether with a number from Italy. Bel gium and other countries. GERMANY IN RED SEA. Said to Be Negotiating for Coalin; Station on Farsan Island. Constantinople. Sept. 15. A' German vessel has landed a cargo of coal on the Island of Farsan, In the Red Sea. the largest of the Farsan group, on a dock constructed by the German gov ernment. Germany, it Is understood. Is negotiating with Turkey for the lease of a coaling station there. UP CAMEL BACK A-H0RSE Sick Hall Rides His Pony Half Tip the Rocky Hill. Dick Hail partially performed a feat yesterday difficult in the extreme, and which has probably never been equaled. Riding his mountain pony, Solly, he climbed lyearly half war to the top cf Camelback mountain, up its most pre cipitous elevation, the south side. Many people have gone to the top of the mountain, over the somewhat circuitous but comparatively easy route, the trail over the "neck," but few persons havs gone up the south side. In the. course of a year spent in the Mogollon hountains. Mr. Hall, with his ronv. found much ranch climbinz. an J he believes that a ride to the top of Camelback would not be impossible. Early yesterday morning, accompanied by two friends, afoot, the attempt was made. Taking a course leading diag onally from the foot of the usually traveled trail, Mr. Hall worked his way eastward and upward. Steady climb. lng and marvelous work by the pony sent them a quarter of the distance to the top. Then the route became rough er, and 150 feet higher Drought them to a cliff which could scarcely be climbed by a man on foot and further effort was abandoned. The descent was a4most as difficult as the upward climb, but by wonderful footwork among the un steady and rolling boulders the pair finally reached the foot of the moun tain, in total time of a little less than two hours. Mr. Hall will attempt the ascent over the "neck" trail. THE PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK ; PHOENIX, ARIZONA P&ld-Up Capital. 1100,000 Surplru and Cndlrlded Proflta, B0.000 K. B. Gage, Pres. T. W. Femberton, Vice Pres. C.J. Ball, Cashier. L. B. Larimer, Aaat. Cashier Rteel.llned Vaults and Steel 8afetv Denoeit Boxea. General Bankina Bnainesa.' Drafts lasned on all orinciaal citleiott be world. Directors A. N. Gage.. Herman, F. If. Murphy, D. M. HOME SAYINGS BANK AND TRUST CO. PHOENIX, ARIZONA. CHARLES F. AIN8WOETH, President 8. JC MeCOWAN, Vice President E. H. GREENE, Secretary Aattorlzed Capital 1100,000 Hours 9 a. m. to S p.m. Interest on deposits o commission on loans. Hugh H- puce. Cashier and Treasurer. U ire tors Caarlea t. Ainaworta, B. M. HcCowaa, Hogta H. Price, W. C. Foster, K. H. tireen THE PRICE OF IRON Puzzling Halt in Decline Here and in England Quotations are Practically the Same as Six Months Ago The Conti nent Meanwhile Furnishes the Cheapest Market. . London, Sept. 15. In considering the history of iron trade prices during the lat twelve months there is probably no feature so remarkable and so con trary to all precedent as the dead stop in the decline of values, both In -Great Britain and in the United States, which took place last January. During the previous six months there had been a drop of 25 per cent in Scotch iron of 30 per cent In Cleveland and about 2S per cent In hematite, the fall In the three classes being lCs., 20s. and 23. per ton respectively ; but the low prices to which we have been accustomed In Great -Britain for many years were still a Ions' way off, and he-noe fhere was Irten-tyof margin for f irrther depression. ion the continent of Kurope-the -fall " proceeded in the ordinary and ortho dox way, as will easily be yeen by p comparison of Belgian and French prices at the present time with the quotations during the first week in January. Thus Luxembourg foundry pig, which fell from 92s. per ton in July, ItnX), to 54s. in January. 1901, has fur ther declined since then to 44s.: and basic steel plates, which were quoted at 9 In July. 1900. and 7 in January, 1901, are now at 5 ISs. In France again merchant bars have fallen a full 25 francs per ton during-the last six months, apd the ten dency is still towards lower prices. In Germany also pr?clsely the am movement has taken place, so that while a year ago the continent of Europe was the dearest place in which to buy iron and steel material, it has now become the cheapest. It is im possible to avoid the conclusion that something other than the natural strength of markets is supporting prices in Great Britain and America, and it would be both interesting and instructive to find out, with any degree of accuracy what that something Is. The lowest figure quoted for Scotch iron during the .past six months was 50s. 6d. JuIy 8): for Cleveland, 43s. T?4d.; and for hematite, 56s.-9d.: and hence the movements for half a year are to be confined to almost 4s. per ton. This remarkable steadiness existing during a time when values abroad were falling persistently Is worth considera tion. If we turn to American rec ords we find the same thing. -. From July 1900, to January, 1901, there was a drop of about t2.50 per ton4 but from January, 1901, to' the present time, in, spite of various disturbing influences, and notably that of the strike -which is now in progress, values of pig iron have remained practically stationary. In Great Britain it Is believed by seme people acquainted with the trade that the reason for a stoppage in the fall of priccB which took place in Jan uary last is to be found in the deter mination of blast furnao owners to curtail the output o as to make pro duction balance demand. This was a very unusual proceeding in the pig iron trade, and although at present we are without any figures to guide us as to the pecuniary -result of this policy as far as ironmasters -are concerned. I it cannot be doubted for a moment t-nat tne cost has been - very great. Undoubtedly the rapid decline in pig Iron values, unaccompanied by any correspondingly great fall in coal, put the owners of furnaces into a very awkward position. If they continued normal output they assisted to keep up the price of fuel, and to delay the time when it would be possible to make good profits on iron; and the other course, as all know who are acquainted with the wnt-ktne nf hlnt fiimnMM - was aiso disastrous. In this dilemma they chose the alter native of reducing output, -with the hope that this policy -would arrest, the market and prevent p'rsces from fur ther dec-line. That this is a short sighted policy, and is rapidly leading to a loss of trade especially of export trade cannot be doubted. The returns of pig iron -shipments for the first seven months of this year are sufficient to convince us in this respect. It may be pc-in-tetl cut that 'the atteimp to hold up quotations by a reduction in output i i Purely a temporary expedient. It can never, at an events in a iree-traae country be continued for any length of time, and hence when values depend upon it the situation is always very precanous. Unless a decided revival o trade should come quickly to Britisri Ironmasters it is therefore pretty cer tain that we" shall see another slump, which -will be only the more severe in consequence of the efforrs which have been made to postpone It. PENN'S GIFT. Fkton. Md.. Sept. 15. The Friends' Society of Brick Meeting House, Cecil county, today celebrated the two hun dredth anniversary of the gift of the Brick Meeting House property by Will iam Penn in 1701. An all day pro-, gramme was carried out, including ad dresses by prominent members of the sect. jaa. a. rieming. -. j. nan, . a. jucunwo. Ferry, S. B.Gage, 1, T. w. Fembarton.