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THE EVENING TIMES, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY MAECH 7, lyuu.
2bt (Lvotnixi QimtsS
THh T1"M1.S COMl'AM.
WALTrK STILSON HUTCHES. President.
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CIRCULATION STATEMENT.
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4 March S 1980 was 38 follows
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inc. ami caiwta. will be mailed to one address
far riFTJ CTVTS per month Addresses changed
a often ki desired '
WEDNESDAY. MARCH 7. 1P00.
Hon the O.iIWmI Jiulo Mliuc!
How to bene the trusts and at the home
time-fool the people is the Republican prob
lom of the hoar, and the part leaders are
ftwHnp it a verv difficult one to solve
Varfoe gentlemen of credit and renown
arc figurine; on schemes which they Lope
tuav operate to digguiee the hideousness
at the Favue iniquity and render it less
iMMMreoue to the count rj , but, so far, noth
ing ver promising has been dev eloped in
ce-asoqucsce The Davis amendment, de
sapaed to placate fre trade Minnesota sad
to catch Democratic Senators asleep, has
fatten rather flat Perhaps, the mot
gaud plan vet evolved from the aching
brain of a terrified Administration is one
to give Porte Rico free trade in e en thing
but the commodities controlled b the
trust, For present purposes it ma be a
fact that this scheme would placate North
western Republican millers Western agri
cultural implement raster and so en and
of course the great oil. sgar. tobacco, and
rum monopolies would be satisfied But
the confession 'which such a measure
whhjW present to the couatrj that what
cvet right Part Rico maj have to free
trade must be subordinated to the inter
cats of the trusts while the Republican
party remain m power would not make It
a good campaign record or document lor
air. McKinle.
The truth is that all efforts to evade the
direct ls-ue precipitated bj the Pav no
Perto Rican Tariff bill hae failed The
Tewecratfc in the Senate are not to be lur
ed from the unassailable position that the
dot to tax the island for the benefit of
the trust, is not onlv monstrous m itself.
lHt is in open and flagrant violation of the
Constitution Their opponents do not rel
ish the idea of the impending debate The
latter hae a bad cause which then and
thole President hate fngBtfuliv misman
aged to dpfend and thev reahre thai thev
have the humane and law-abiding setHi
inet of the American people against them
-Yet the Republican organisation dare not
turn back now. If it cannot regain public
roapect and confidence, it will trj to be
ooBtcnted with the menev of its masters,
'and trust to the campaign tactice or 1S9 to
pull It through.
That probablv will prove a poor depend
ence. Conditions have changed The
monev combination of New York and Lon
don no longer fears bimetallism That
matter is settled for five vears to come
at least One prolific sonree of political
reenue is therefore cut off Oil, sugar,
tobacco rum, and a few other protected
interests can be depended ujkmj for cash,
anil the Ship Subsidy bill the Haj-PaaBce-lote
Treat if rati tied, and perhaps a
BHtertdieed Pacific catoe companv would
he4t considerabh Rut, after all is said
and done it wav wet! be dowbted that there
wtm be enoyb wreaith at headquarters
to control another Presidential ejection.
Con:ioMieas of such things renders the
Republican managers etrenaeh nerous
al the present tune and painfull sensi
tive to the unfavorable public opinion they
hve created regarding the recent course
of the partv and its Administration Ap
ptenti the situation for them is a hope
;'3ee. oe Thej are bound hand and foot
to the trusts. The people know it, resent
Jt. mrf r Ih counted m to show their
dwtiHeMt en the sixta da of No ember
fnejet.
Lord Holier!' 1'rtiKri en4.
Bv far tbe most important news from
SoHtk Afiica todaj is that of the Dutch
rfehig in tbe not thw extern part of Cape
Coionj. The places which are nucieai to
tike disturbance arc Prieska and Keultardt
Ike frner being a town on th Orange
Itlrer connected with De Aar bj a stage
lta The location given will at once sug
gest the seriousness of the trouble Our
tasfatekec state that laige HHtnbeis, of
ifrllader are Hocking to the insurgent
llaacors, and the ineui rection seems gen
oral. This will be bad news for Lord Rob
orts, for tke hnc of hie Case Tow n conmu
ili cations goes directU through the revolt
ed terrttorj and it will be necessary for
b4w to detach a strong force to keep it
clear.
Another battle and butcher's bill may
be reported by tomorrow, a6 the lines of
Lord Roberts and General Joubert are
deae together at Osfontein even wubin
oattno shot at latest accounts Appear
anees are that the Boer commander means
to make a determined 6tand against the
Drrtlek advance eastward lrf the Tree
State. He lias a Hue five miles long drawn
north and south across the Moddcr River,
and including twentj-seven kopjes, well
entronched and defended bj attilleiy The
tlbaneos are. Lew ever, that Jotibert's posi
tion is not intrinsically a strong one o
cit against frontal attack There are said
to be stretches of open countrj bejond his
ilenk-e, easj to maneuver in and well sup
plied with watei So it is irobab'e that
Lord Rober who has four brigades of
oavalrv and mounted infantrv for light
orjmtions, maj use thorn in a turning
movement, and perhaps cu-c a position
to take the Boors in reverse Should that
be immincntlj threatened Joubert might
vorj likely fall back rather than risk a
battlo, but the energv v ith which he is
entrenching and fortifv mg appears to indi
cate an expectation to fight. Roberts may
conclude to meet him, but if there is ao
reasonable way to avoid assault on isc
kopjos consistent with rallitarv saccgEs tee
British genoial is not likely to sacrifice his
men Joubert is believed to have his whole
Xatal army at or near Osfontein, aad he
is boing rc-enforced hcurlv "What his
force may aggregate can onlj be conjee:
tired It is auytbing f oai ten thoj'sjnd
ud but at ltt not a iyl th-o etiIir
capable of coping with such an armj as
it opposes, except in stronglj defensible
positions well fortified and defended by
heavv and machine guns
Tlie "VIcKtiile--SnIlHliiirj Alliance.
The President is exerting all the influ
ence of his high office to cajole the Senate
into ratifjiug the monstrous and disgrace
ful Haj -Paunccfote Treat. Armed war
vessels will be on both shores of Nica
ragua within four dajs, "to protect Ameri
can interests " That means that the Ad
ministration hopes to bu or bull the
treaty through within a short time A
revolutionarv outbreak in Nicaragua would
immediate! follow. The Nicaraguans
have no liking for the scheme to sell their
countrv to the Concert of Europe Our
bluejackets and marines will be hand by
to suppress isthmian patriotism Finally,
Lord Pauncefote is to remain as Britisn
Ambassador in Washington His work is
not et completed He must wait t little
longer for the rich fruits of his long mis
sion, namelv, the construction of a Britt3h
Nicaragua Canal at American cost, a for
mal surrender of the Monroe Doctrwie b
the Hon "William McKinley, as President,
and a fine fat slice of Alaskin sea 'oast
with a port .as an expression of esteem
from the McKmlev Administration
No woid has been allowed to escape from
the State Department to indicate that an
Alaskan boundar deal was made in con
nection with the Ha -Pauncefote Trcatv ,
but there are excellent grounds, for the
belief that such
thine occurred and
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It li:lTTZ
were published thev would be found so
prejudicial to this countrj that a storm of
popular indignation would seep from
ocean to ocean On this account it is pos
sible that the Alaskan part of the Ha
Paunccfote tirmigement mav be kept se
cret until after the Presidential election
Just why the President is so anxious to
push the other and equall obnoxious por
tion to a finish it would be difflcult to
gues except uran the theor that rati
fication of the trcatv would mean destruc
tion of the canal project From that
viewpoint it would be cas to see into the
Administration hand The powerful ene
mies of the Nicaragua Caml would sub
scribe millions to the campaign fund if,
therebv. the could kill that great national
enterprise
One of the reasons given bv Mr Pane
for changing his mind on the Porto Rican
tinff question was that, "free trade was
regarded ps a menace the firmers and
laboring men believing that it would fur
nish a precedeut foi free trrde in tbe
Philippines and ultimatelv in Cuba if it
should be annexed' ' Mr Pavne is a re
freshing innocent He does not of course
know that Porto Rico could not furnish a
precedent of the kind Uated No customs
tariff has ever been laid on the commerce
of anv American territory The right of
free trade with all other parts of ..he
Inked Slates is inherent m Porto Rico,
under the Constitution The same ia true
of Hawaii the Philippines, Guam, ard
Tutmla If Cuba is ever annexed, does
anv sne man suppo-e the American peo
ple will allow it to be treated as a foreign
countrv for the benefit of Mr Hapmejer
and Mr Duke' On the contrarv, the ter
mor oC Cuba will have free trade with
this couatr as soon as our flag and com
plete sovereign! extend to the island If
a trust or two should happen to get
sKjHeeeed in the operation, verv few tears
would be shed bv the American people
The Administration appears to be bick
ing a Government Pacific cable in the Sen
ate, and a private one with a subsidy at
tachmentin the Houe. The uninitiated
mav think that this shows the combination
to be at cross purposes with Itself but it
is not There will be several possibl
man, bidders for the privilege of laving
that cable, and earning the three or four
hundred thousand dollars a vear subsidv
involved But the luck corporation,
whoever it mav prove to be, will necessan
lv have to show a nobl liberal spirit
around Republican headquarters In the
meantime the Senate Government Owner
ship bill will be useful as a club until the
deal is closed
There has alwas been a mvster sur
rounding the action of Mr. McKinle m
sending regular troops to maintain martial
law in the Coeur d Alene district of Idaho
and in approving of the bull pen horrors
established b the officer in command The
affair is nstenous no longer The" Presi
dent could not have acted oifferentlv if he
had wanted to-that is if it be true as
alleged that the Standard Oil Compan has
tae largest propnetar interest in the
lecalitv named. Is there not some reason
to fear that the organized labor of the
countr mav want ome more satisfactory
explanation of executive action in the Coeur
d Alene matter than has vet been vouch
safed? Russian naval and militar movements
in Manchuria and on the frontiers of Korea,
are too considerable not to mean some
thing although it is not thought in Europe
that the clash between the Czar and Mika
do over the Hermit Kingdom is ver close
at hand But, if it be not, it Is difficult
to understand the extensive mobilization
at Vladivostock and Port Arthur
Pei haps it would not be improper to call
the attention of the Boston Tilip'no Junta
to the admirable activit which is being
displaved b its Manila branch at present.
It seems that the latter bod now has an
assassination fund of two hundred thou
sand dollars in hand, after pav mg the man
who shot General Lawton twent-fhe thou
aud Compare this evident propent of
the cause m the Philippines with its desue
tude in this countr. Poor George Washing
ton Agulnaldo has had to send his cam
paign collector to Europe for funds, as
signing as a reason that he no longer gets
anv thing from the United State but phil
anthropic sentiments
Prec Speech.
(From the New "Vork Telegram )
rdvvard Tverett oiic-c concluded i statclx epoCcn
ia Owurres- with a long, sonorous and vU,Krh
iiKKluUtid wtation of a parage from Ta. Hjs
ami then took hi scat No Ou r w i. he
through than up sprang a burly incinl cr irom tli
"e,t. He had once lieen an liilun n.nni ,.i
1 lie legn to iwir out a vehement laran'iie in
enia. Aiicr i winic tnc -jpeaker called him
to order. "1 don't ce whv mv freedom oi
sjteech riiould 1 abridged," lie cried, 'ou let
the man from Maacliuvetts nin on, and I didn't
understand tlie firt word of his lingo anv beltir
tlian lie does mine" The cene wa eomical, hut
it .truck the death knell of further tla-ieal
quotations in Congress.
KiiKlIsh Soldicrx' A llln.
(1 rom the New Ca'lle, Tng , Chroniele )
During the s5udan campaign of 1SS1 the bodv
f Mie soldier wi found on the battlefield of
EI Tcb, who before death, had scrawled with
the end of alcad bullet in the inide of las hcl
intt the word "All to mv wife" When an
Lngitli annv inradctl Afghanistan one soldier
a. taught while doing cout dutv and shot down
wlun none of his comrades was in sight Weeks
ahenvard hi bcd was, found Inng before a
tall rock on which he had written in letters of
hlood "I want all to go to mother " In both
cases the War Department held the wills to be
V4bd. ind caw tint the right distribution of the
p orvrn was nude.
POLITICAL NOTES AND GOSSIP.
On the Hun. s iias been popularly
suspected, the wail of distress In the
President's speech at New York Saturdav
eight turns out to have been the forerun
ner of a complete face-about b Mr Mc
Kinle on the Porto Rican Tariff bill " hlle
there is no written evidence of the fact, it
is nevertheless true tint but for the Presi
dent's stroi'g insistence exerted personal!
upon a half dozen or more members the
bill never could have passed the House
When a large number of Western Republi
cans were on the verge of a revolt the
President called them Individual to the
While House and urged them to support
the bill Three of this number upon
whom he so worked are Messrs
Steele and Watson of Indiana and
Mr. Tawney of Minnesota. And now
Mr. McKinle has authorized the
statement, v hich has been scattered broid
cast over the countrv, tint 'Congress and
not the Executive was responsible for the
change of polic. ' It is suggested that the
authorized statement would have been
nearer the truth if it hid contained the
asset tion that Henr Oxnord, the beet
sugai magnate, and neither the Congress
nor Executive, "was rest onsible foi the
change of polic " It is believed tint as
a result oi the atouishing effort of the
President to shift the entire reEpoi.aibilit
from the White House to the Capitol.
the Capitol,
members who
several oi me itepuontan memoers who
were drauooned into suonort of the bill,
I n,m tnereo iorieiteu tncir cnances lor re-
I election will, In a desperate effort to save
! "?".. now tnake. clean breast of the
wholo na-t affair This, it is thought
would raise such a storm of indignation all
over the countr as to seriousl endanger
Mr McKinle 's renominatlon, and to bring
to the front agiln Gen Benjamin Harrison,
whose Administration was clean of scan
dals, whatever were its other shortcom
ings General Harrison is talking and act
ing veo much as if he would be willing
to head a revolt against McKinle on thj
issues presented in the Porto Rican bill
He is outspoken in his opposition to the
xdrcini&tration's announced colonial pollcv
as well as the surrender of the.. Monro"
Docttine proposed bv the Ha v -Pauncefote
Trert As Indiana just now Is the Re
pul iican storm center it seems not unlitce
1 that sonic impoitaut anti-McKlnle
movement ma be c,olng on out there
l!ill I Hi i iitniit Vague but porten
tous hints are tling from Wolfert's Roost
It appears that the Hon David Bennett
Hill is plucking up courage to ask for re
admission to the Democratic household
lie wants to be a delegate-at-large to the
Kansas Cit Convention so runs the stor
It is believed that the Hon Richard Cro
ker who nearl a vear ago capitulated to
Brvan will not be averse to receiving Hill
back into the fold if the repentant ap
proaches in the proper spirit of contrition
Whether oi not the Western element will
hail Mi Hill s return with great huzzas of
jov is a different question Mr Br an it
is known has no use for Hill Behind this
aversion is an interesting stor that doubt
less will come out if the Braniteb con
clude to insist that the former New "iork
leaier serve a term of probation before
being taken into full fellowship
.njre- for ( linirninn. hvelv boom
his been started foi the Hon James M
Guftev of Pennsvlvania for Chairman of
the Democratic National Committee Mr
Guffev pushed the Hon W illldm H Har
rltv out of the committee after a tremen
dous struggle that contributed In no small
part to the gaietv of the nation He took
his contest into the committee, and there
won because he was sound on the free
silver goose and Harntv was not. But it
is one thing to be elected tcVhe commit
tee b a State delegation and an entirM
different thing to be entrusted with the
management of a national campaign Pri
marily the part nominee selects the cam
paign manager Two months ago it was
given out on excellent authoritv that Mt
Brjan was committed to Senator James K
Jones for re-election as Chairman of the
National Committee It is suspected that
Mr Brvan and Senator Jones have had
some slight misunderstandings since then,
but there is no evidence that thesi dif
ferences led to a split between them
Senator Jones is supposed to be anxious
to manage the next campaign in the firm
belief that he can profit b the mistakes of
the last campaign If this is true and Mr
Br an Is still committed to him there ia
thought to be no hope for Guffe
llri k's iifiiiiml unt ion. The politi
cians are attaching no importance to the
renomination esterda of the Hon Vbra
ham Lincoln Brick by the Republicans of
the Thirteenth Indiana district Mr Bricl
is one of the Republicans who at the last
minute vielded to the White House pres
sure and voted for the Porto Rican Tanft
bill Before he cast this unpopular vote
his renomination was assured because
nearl all of the delegates to the conven
tion had been elected under the direction
of his Congressional Committee It is
pointed out that It would be a poor states
man indeed who could not control the sit
uation with such a bulge on the opposition
The only features of the affair to which
the politicians attack importance are the
bolt of Mr Brick publicl announced b
one of his most influential supporters and
the grudging endorsement of the Adminis
tration contained in the resolutions adopt
ed b the convention It is conceded that
Mr. Brick will have a hard row to hoe in
the campaign His district is normally
Republican b 3 000 majontv, but the rev
elations now being made as to the influ
ences which forced the Porto Rican bill
through the House under the part lasu
ma wipe out this comfortable majontv
and drive Mr Buck back to his native
obscurity in the social fabric of South
Bend
v
I.ittJe- I,iu Kin.
(rrom the Cincinnati 1-nquircr)
Iittk 1 in Gin ha a ad ston A jcar ago
h- was found on a steamer entering Sui 1-r.in
ci co with a woman who had stolen him away
from his rich and beautiful home in China The
took him awav from her and cared for lnm
Hut though he wa a bright little fellow nearl
four vear old ho could not describe his homi
eveept that he had spent his time in plaving
prettv games His clothes were of the finu t
silk, nnd lie had mam gentle wis that he could
onlj have had m ( hint In being the son of
rich people The Clnnt-e minion kept him for
ore j ear, and now it ha ent him hack to
China, and will tr to find the "prett mamma"
he has prattled about so mi cli
Mr. Depcn'n Position.
(From the Philadelphia Call )
t a recent lanquet an rnchsli nobleman at
Mr Ctoatc's elbow ciquned "vnd to what
station in vour countrv Mr Choe, doe', vour
Mr Cliauncev M Depew belong To the
Grand Central station, m lord," readih replied
the diplomat, without a quiver Hie noble Fng
hshman's face clouded for a moment with uncer
tamtv "1 m afraid ou dr. n't know what I
mem," added Mr Choite, about to go to his
rescue Hut milord quicklv smiled a glad smile
of intelligence 'h' I see, I see, Mr Choate,"
he exclaimed "Mr Depew belongs to our
grand great ruddle chs" "
ConceriiliiKr CliiipIuiiiN.
(From the St Paul Dispatch )
Before Congress finall di-jioses of the bill
to appoint a chaplim for cich regiment in the
armv, would it not be well to provide spiritual
advisers for the various departments of the "M
tional Government, including the Civil Service
Commission and the Geodetic Survev? Is Con.
gress wilhnsr that the immortal souls of these
departments shall stand in jeopard while the
arm is being expedited to the skies on tlowerv
beds of ease through the mediation of a K.1I1.
ned parson? Is not this discrimination againt
the majont of Government emploe?
"Whnt'M iu n nmcf
(Irom the Boston Herald )
Philadelphia's religious census, ju-.t taken,
shows the rriends to be near the foot of the
list of denomination', with a ver small mtmen
cal strength as compared with Cithohcs Metho
dist Preshvtenan, Baptist, and as many
others Still, it 13 the cjuaker citv.
IN THE HOTEL CORRIDORS.
Stuvesant rish. President of the Illinois
Central Railroad, is at the Shoreham from
New lork, attending to some business
affecting h's corporation
V
J Clajton Erb, the Philadelphia ward
politician, who has been waging a strong
fight foi M S Qua, is at the Normandie
from the Quaker City He reports the out
look as ver promising and believes that
his man will be seated b a good majority
of the Senate votes
Commander R 11 Pintkne, of the South
Carolina Naval Milita, is at the National
from Charleston He is in Washington
looking after some legislation needed for
his command
Speaker Henderson was jubilant this
morning at the Normandie, having le
ceived several telegrams from his Con
gressional district in Iowa, endorsing him
and assuring him reuominttion and re
election for at least another term fie
was congratulated bv man of his friends
C P Huntington was at the Arlington
for a few hours this morning en route from
Now York to Gilveston Texas, where ne
will inspect improvements of the Southern
Pacific docks and terminals He wiii give
his personal direction as to what will be
untlei taken in connection with his plan to
concentrate the traffic of the overland and
Texas lines From Galveston he goes to
, Texas lines From Galveston he goe;
i San Francisco to attend the ineetinii of the
eouineru I'acnic uompan
..The ncvvs of the prepanilloM foP lhe
centennial celebration of the removal of
the seat of Government to Washington
nas created great interest throughout the
countr," said E A Bishop, of feavanmh,
Gn . at the Raleigh today ' The matter
has already been discussed carefully in in
town, and we propo to send thiee com
panies to participate in the demonstration,
the Oglethorpe Light Infantr, the Savan
nah Cadets, and the Republican Blues We
expect the militar parade to be the great
est affair held in recent ears and the
South will do her share to add to the dis
pla "
' There Is aLsoluteh no foundation for
the rumors of impending civil war in lower
Canada because of the recert hostile dem-
onsirattons vviicn tne urui3n nag was iorii
down," said T F Baronne, of Montreal, at
the Ebbitt toda
Whv thib will blew over, as have a
taousand etner demonstrations and Qup
bic will still be i eood portion of the Do
minion The French Canadians are v Ith -
cut (oubt the mo-t excitable people in
the world, and 11 off the handle at the
slightest provocation Then again the
rival colleges McGIll lniver-it a tho--
ouchh Enelish in.stin.tion with ila J 000
students and 1 aval LnivtrMi a Fre ei
college with 200 Miulents are alwas
clihirg Whv I have seen those fellows
g h I have seen those fellows
do batt'e on a hundred different occasio is ,
and there is nothing 'enous in the recent
demonstration At the outbreak of our
war with Spain the Princeton bos in a
lark burned Welcr in eifigv and trampled
en the flag of cpain This was meaning es ,
et it v as spreid broadcast and made a
serious matter There will be no civil
war In Canada and the recent rumpus has
been forgotten As an instarce of the ra
ture of the French Canadian population
I can remember when m 1SW 4 the great
mallpo epidemic raged in Montrt-1 tbe
nnties grew excited ard worked them
selves up into a great rage because for
scoth those stucken with the di-scase were
tal t u to hospitals It wa3 a serls of
pitchtd battles to get patiens into ambu
lances and resulted in the militia be'n
called out with gs
gctllnr guns The French j
tneu hat thev did the
v-.muuiuiis uiu uii'u auul uit; iiiu iiie j
otner aa tore uown uriti-n nags spat '
on them and trampled them under f ct i
Two weeks later the ame people were
cheering the Lnion Jack as though they
loved it threads and halvards Canada
is all right and her most willing anl beat
fighting volunteers are the French Cana
dians the famed Sixt -fifth Battalion be
ing a shining example
J H Bingham Collector of Customs at
Birmingham Ia and William Vaughn
district attorne for that district, are, it
the Metropolitan for a conference with Sec
retai Dick and Senator llanna Both are
Republicans -and rivals for the chairman
ship of tbe State Committee
THE SAMOAN TEEATY.
,.. ,i. .. t
( ojiles
He (Hlicmm r.iolmiiKxil
'I his Vf tcrnooii.
It was announced at the State Depart
ment toda that the ratified copies of the
Samoan Treatv between Great Britain
German and the lmted States would be
exchanged at the Department late this
afternoon This is the last dav for the
exchange of copies between the govern
ments mentioned and if it does not take
rlace the treat becomes void and will
have to be tedrawn
The copies from Germanv arrived in
Washington esterda. but up to a late
hour last night the British papers had not
been received and arrangements were be
ing made bv Lord Pauncefote the British
Vmbas-.ador to present to the German
Ambassadoi and the Secretarv of State
credentials from his Government author
izing him to sa in behalf of Great Britain
that the British copies had been prepared
and would be delivered later This it is
stated would have been far from satis
factorv The Secretar of State had jut reached
his office this morning when he received
v ord from I ord Paunceiote that the Brit
ish papers had arrived Secretary Hav
sent a message to the German Ambassa
dor and it was arranged to have the ex
change of copies take place this afternoon.
AN HISTORIC DESK.
The President Ises One That A as
Presented 1 Queen ictorin.
The one object of special interest in
President McKinIe's office Is the fiat,
broad desk where he finds his mail await
ing his examination It is a masterpiece
of cabinet work Tho desk is a gift from
Queen Victoria, and bears the following
inscription
"Her Majest s ship Resolute forming
part of the expedition sent in search of
Sir John Franklin in 1S52, was abandoned
in latitude 74 degrees 41 minutes north,
longitude 101 degrees 22 minutes west, on
15th of Mav, 1834 She was discovered
and extricated in September 1S35, In lati
tude 57 degrees, north, b Captain JJud
dington of the United States vvhiler
George Henry The ship was purchased
fitted out nnd sent to England as a gift
for Her Majest, Queen Victoria b the
President and people of the United States
nx a token of good will and friendship This
table was made from her timbers, when
she was broken up and is presented b the
Queen of Great Britain and Ireland to the
President of the United States as a mem
orial of the cotirtes and loving kindncs3
which dictated the offer of the gift Reso
lute "
Ills Letter to the .Tudpre.
(From 'lie Atlanta Constitution )
"Will ou please, suh, lemmc know," wrote
a colored prisoner to the judge, "des w'ui mj.
casc'H come up fcr conwidion' I been in jail,
suh 'bout eiphi months ez de crow fij, en I
liez a sorter restless feelin' er wintin' tcr kno v
des w'en lm ccnwlction'll come off I writes
dis. suh. kize I fccK it in mv j ints dat dp
spring season is comin' on, en hit come ter me
dat vou might go flalnn en ftrgit de time fcr
mt conwiction Do, cf vou plci e, suh. Keep
me in mln', en do b me ez jou '-peels ter be
did bt'"
A illnnre Jlnmiidens.
(Tiom the Philadelphia Itecord )
It is an Hitere-tirg fact that there is Hrdlj
a count seat in America that cannot produce
a country lawer who is equal to anv public
rcsponsibihtv, but who i usual h unknown out
side his own district because he refuses to
submit to the degrading conditions that are so
often the price of political place
SOLON HUMPHREYS DEAD.
One of the "Old Guard" in the Iiilm
Diim of Jiij Goulil.
NEW YORK. March 7. Solon Hum
phreys, who had been Treasurer of the
New York Chamber of Commerce since
1S78, and who was one of the "Old Guard"
in Wall Street when Jaj Gould was at the
height of his power, died earl esterda
afternoon at his home, in the Bergen Point
section of Bacnne, N J Death followed
an unusual) severe surgical operation
which was necessary to prolong his life,
and which was performed in Tebruar,
1898
Mr Humphrey was long an associate
partner with John T Terr in the old
banking house of E D Morgan &. Co , of
54 Exchange Place, Manhattan, and was
ver active in the firm at the time when
, ,
Mr Morgan was "war Governor of tnia
State While he was not officially connect- a merchant of Baltimore. Major Wash
ed with any of Ja Gould's companies, he ington's early education was received in
did much business for the great financier
and was identified with him for man
ears
His was a commanding figure. He wa3
more than six feet in nelght. and was
known by everybod in the 'Street" He
was a man of recognized problt and
frankness, and everyone had confidence in
I him He gave much awa in charit, and
although he was considered a millionaire,
his life was simple and devoid of displa
He had a reputation in national rallioad
finance, and figured for man ears In
Western railroad consolidations
Perhaps his greatest accomplisnment in
the rallroid world was n 1SS6, in organ
izing with zarah Bcody and others, th
Toledo, Wabash, and Western, a line ex
tending fiom Lake Erie to the Mississippi,
which consolidated six railroads in Ohio,
Indlanu. and Kansas
mana anu ivansas ,,-, -t.
Mr. Humphreys was long activenn Wa-
bibh innnlpuhtlon, and the rcorganUation
0f, 8V'f ,m,aM HC5ord1,Ing JnlVr
which he hidhld out He was president
,n 1S80 and 1SS2 and since May 18S! had
been receiver o. trie Wabash svstem He
was one of the original promoters of the
great Mississippi Bridge at St. Lou lis.
which cost more than $11 000 000, and for
a long time was president of the rwrgan.
?!? "...Xln.V8lVk ".'a,;S:
icresi m iromns -u . - 'i .r i
Republican part, he never held offi-e and
would not be associated officiail with tns
machine
In later ears he founded man chari
ties He was president of the Baonne
Hospital Assnciation and founder of the
Workingtnen's Library
He was born in 1S2I In Canton Conn
and w.a-. graduated from St John's College
Annapolis Md in 1SSS He was a t'erk
' for a time in the tmplo of William i.
i Harris in Baltimore but in 1S45 he cam"
1 to New York and entered th cmplo of
the war Governor ' E. D Xlorgan He
went to St I ouis for a time and was in
business with Geome D Thatcher but
I si.bscqucntl returned to New "iork ard
bcame i member of the E D Morgtn
i VinVng firm with which he vas asso"i-
ated until the time of his death
A NONOGEWAHIAN'S BLRTHDAY.
Sniini.l II. Muri-H One r the i I Do
minion's l'ntrlnrclis.
PETERSBl RG a March Samuel
Harrison Marks one of Peterdirrg s most
honored rnd esteemed citizens and who is
the oldest white inhabitant of this place,
esterda celebrated Ills nmetv-second
birthdav He was born in Prince
George county a short distance
from Petersburg ou March C 1S0
When about fifteen vcars of age
he came to Petersburg and accepted a
clerkship here In 1S20 when he became
0f age he went into the confectionery busi-
of age
,,. ,,,mKDif u,h he continued until
... -, ,, f ,- uno PtPntt-three
UiciH!M'"""'""""' 5 r ..
vear-s in all that he was in business in tnts
cltv slxt rev en years of which he was in
business for himself
In 1S29. when Marquis de Larayette
visited' this town, Mr. Maries, then
a bo was in line with the citizens on foot
jo do honor to that noble hero Mr Marks
was a member of the old Petersburg
Dragoons, and in la30 took part with his
compan in the Mount Turner insurrection
He is the onl survivor of that noble band
Mr. Marks is the oldest Odd Fellow in the
State and peihaps the oldest in this coun
try. He was among those who organized
the Appomattox Lodge of Odd Fellows of
this city Notwithstanding his old age. Mr
Marks can be seen almost dail riding out
in his bugg He ha3 alwas been an in
veterate smoker and he Is seldom seen
without his pipe
PERISHED IN THE FLAI.IES.
HNIlelon Clrenmstniiceji Snnl to t
leiul n evv .lerse l'ire.
MT HOLLY N J. March 7 The wl e
of Rev. Adam Gibson, pastor of the A. M
E Zlon Wcsleyan Church at Buckto, was
rf
1 I . ,!..,, Mnmrfo. .,. I ,. ho,l
rcom She was past scvent years and
had been almost helpless from paralv s
for twelve ears How the fire started is
not known Some sav she dropped hot coals
and her clothing caught fire. Onlv a small
part of the room was hurned Persons de
clare that just before the alarm was given
pistol shots were heard
When David Parker and oiLers wanted
to car the woman out they sa some one
exclaimed, "Never mind Sarah Shea
dead, and it won't make anv difference
to her Save the building " Then the hus
band refused to allow anvone to enter the
room
Benjamin Allowa and others allege that
the woman had been beaten
MAJOR ALLEN MISSING.
The Husband of n "Writer Siiiltlenl
Disuivpetirs.
BRADDOCK, Pa , March 7 Major
George Allen, aged sixt-one, who
served through the civil war and came
here with his wife four or five weeks ago
from Boston, has been missing since Fri
da Major Allen's wife is known under
the pen name of Pearl Montrose She Is
also a political speaker, and was about to
take the stumo for William J Brvan
Mrs Allen sas her husband has suffered
for some time from dementia, and he
thinks the are reduced to beggar.
Last week, in a handsome black suit,
and wearing diamond studs, he went dig
ging a ditch and returned mud-bedrag-gled
saing he had been 'digging for a
living"
HIS MOTHER-APPEARED.
A Son's Death Cannes the Discovery
of IIIh Parent.
BRIDGETON, N J, March 7 Tnent
nine ears ago Trank Hawthorne, then
a six-months-old baby, was abandoned by
his mother, Maggie Treeman, In Barns
boro, N J He grew to manhood in Union
Grove, Salem countv, and vowed he would
find his mother. He made plans for her
pleasure and convenience, but his search
was fruitless
Hawthorne was killed In a wreck near
Williamsport, and then it v as dis overed
that he carried an Insurance polic for $10,
000 on his life Mrs Treeman appeared
In Elmer, N. J, esterda to claim the
Insurance mone. The po'ic., was made'
paable to "My mother."
A Child rntnllj liurnoil.
NORFOLK, Va, March 7 Curtis, the
three- ear-old son of Eugene Blair, a Sea
board Air Line engineer, was fatall burn
ed at his parents' home, in Portsmouth,
yesterday morning Mrs Blair left the
child alone to go to the front door. A
moment later she heard the bo scream,
and hastening to the room found him en
veloped in flames. The child had fallen
against a stove. Death resulted four
hours later.
MAJOR WASHINGTON'S DEATH.
"served on General Johnxton'M Stntt
In the Civil AVnr.
BALTIMORE, March 7. The body of i
Major James Barroll Washington, who died
In Pittsburg, Pa, esterday, will be
bicughtto Baltimore for interment to
morrow. President Cowcn's car will bring
the body to this city over the Ealtimore
and Ohio Railroad The funeral will take
place from Grace Protestant Episcopal
Church, Monument Street and Park Ave
nue, and the interment will be in the lot
of the deceased in Grccnmount Cemetery.
Major Washington was born in Balti
more August 26, 18S0. Hi3 father. Col.
Lewis W. Washington, of Beall Air, Jef
ferson county, Va , was a grandson of Gen.
George Washington's brother, John Au
gustine Washington, and his mother, who
was one oi me most, ueaumui duiucu ul
her daj Hag d daughter 0f jaraes Barroll,
was one of the most beautiful women of
private scnoois in .uaiiimore, iouoweu uy
a course at the famous school of Mr. Ben
jamin at Alexandria, Va , where his fath
er had been a student. In June, 1850, he
entered West Point under an appo'ntment
from President Buchanan, whre he re
mained until the breaking out of the civil
war, when he resigned and returned to
Mar. land
Gen Joseph E Johnston immediately
tendered him a position upon hii staff
which ho fillpfl until he entered the ord
nance department of the Confederacy. On '
the rrorning of Ma 31. 18C2, the da of
the battle of Seven Pines, tee then Lieu
tenant Washington va& bearing an Impor
tant verbal order from General Johnston
to General I ongstreet, who was advancing
on the W illiamsburg Road, when, mistak
inc hl3 route, he ran Into the enemy's re-
i servA and found hinself surrounded by a
company whose captain was the afterward
. . '-, ,,,.., . ..
Genera, McCIellan who, after a
courteous Interview, sent him to the rear
pr,8oner. He was subsequently ex-
ch and continued in lhe Confederate
close tfae when h
to EaUImore
v h clect,on of Mr, William Key-
-. .. .,,- nf ,h iiiihnr? .-nt
.--;- ,,-,, he ten(erpd Major
'Washington a responsible position, with
i that companv, which was accepted, and
j r Uasnin?ton rernoed to Pittsburg,
, , . ..,,,,, fnr th n,st twenty-seven
ears
A despatch from Pittsburg last night
stated that Major Washington died at the
Pasnvant Hospital as the result of an op
eration Soon after locating in Pittsburg
his manv qualities c" heart an 1 mind wun
for him the aTecMon of a large circle both
in the business and social world He
leaves a widow, the daughter of the late
Major W. L. Lanier, of Alabama, and two
sons, William L aud Lewis W Washing
ton, vho are in busineso in Pittsburg
Mrs II Irvine Keyser and Mrs E Glenn
Pcrir.e, cf th's city, are sisters of the Ce
CPase(1' anil William
,n(0n 0f xew York,
n
de liertburn uasa
is his half-brother
KILLED BY THE KOYAL BLUE.
trniiriT Torn fo IMcmoh In an 1'x
pn ss 'I ruin.
HYATT5MLLF Vd March 7 A Royal
Blue tram which leaves Washington at 3
o clock struck and imHanti Kil an ua-
known whit man about one mile east of
Riverdale yeserdav afternooa The maa
was mangled beond recognition and hs
remains scattereil along the tracks for a
distance of "00 ards
The train was stopped and the trainmen
ran back and removed portions of the man
froTt the tracn
The man who was dressed In a brown
checkered suit blue overcoat and a brown
derb hat w is seen to get oft an electric
car iu this village about 2 30 and walk
along the Ba'timore and Ohio traeks to
ward Baltimore He was again seen walk
ing upon the east-bound track with hi?
hands in his pockets and in a meditative
mood
Justice Carr deemed an inquest un
neceasar and the remains were taken in
charge b the undertaker of this village.
pocketboos. containing ?t a receipt for
one dollar in the nam of Louis Sehmatz
and a pair of gold eveglasaes were taken
from the dead man s body b the con
ductor. CABNEGIE CONSULTS SCHWAB.
The Suit IlroiiKlif b II. C. Prie-Jv I.i
Re Coinproniixcil.
NEW YORK, March 7 Charles M
Schwab President of the Carnegie Steel
Companv, was in the citv ye erdav but
started for Pittsburg last evening Mr
Schwab who stayed at the Holland Hoc3e,
came here to consult Andrew Carnegie
about the litigation in which the Carce
gie compan and Mr. Carnegie are in
volved as a result of the suits brought
bv H C. Frick and others Mr Schwab
' and Mr. Carnegie were in consultat.oa the
r.,-rw,tA,. rl rtf tYtn (I'll -rfWtOT-ilnr N-1-
B'S""-' " " "- ""J J- J
ther would talk about the conference
The time allowed for Mr. Carnegie and
the Carnegie compan to file an answer
in the suits in question will soon expire,
and it Is believed the conference was in
relation to the wordicg and ge-eral tone
of this answer While neither Mr Car
negie nor Mr Schwab would tall: ab ut
the matter yesterday, it was per steatly
rumored that the troubles between Mr
Frick and his associates and Mr Carnegie
and the Carnegie Steel Company would be
compromised and tnc suit drs ontlnued
CURRENT HUMOR.
lie "Wnite,! Awhile.
(From t e Cleveland Plain Dealer )
"Pn-oner lave vm ever been ia cowt before T"
"Before uhat vour honor!
' Before inc
' Oh, ves. tour honor Waited acre 3 half hoar
for ou once, ir "
Getting Out of It KnsiJ.v.
(From tbe Fliejrcnd? Blatter t
"ou ve avfd mv life, and whatever yon ark fqr
I'll give vou' '
Thank vou sir' I'm a poor nam and if voo'd
help me with 100 marks I bowM be greatly
ohhsed
"m value ntj life at onlr MW marks? Clear
out, vui liamele-s te-llow' I w n t jrive anvthing
to anv one who would ibeuU mn -o'"
bo I'nsi to Drst.
(rrom the Nv ork Weekly)
Tittle Wife "e what I have brought you far a
birthtlaj present I net it at an auction a gtn-
uine, antique, old fadi'oned liootjack, such as your
colonial ancestors u-ed
HuIani! I hiven't worn boots for twentr years
Little Wife I know Won t H look loverv when
it's dtcorated and hunsr up' '
Stirred Up Ills Snorting; Blood.
(rrom the New lork WeeJ.lv )
The Insurance cmt Well, I wrote Jive tbcua
and on Okeport estfruav
The Other Vent What! I wa3 after him far a
jear
"ou dn'n't know how to tickle him I went
at lnm with a proposition to bet him au 000
against the first pav ment that he would live an
other year "
A Oman's Inemiitj.
(Irom the Indianapolis Ireg)
"You're so anxious to vote and vet so afraid of
a little bad weather," lie Saul, "that I wander
what ou would do if you had suffrage ami it
rained election day "
"Pooh' that's com," the returned "We'd post
pone the election, of course "
A Generous Soul.
(From the Philadelphia Itecord )
"I haven't had a bifc for three days," said the
hunur tramp
"Poor man," remarked the kind hearted old
woman; I haven't anr dog to set on you. but
if vou staj out long enough perhaps jou will get
froat bitten."
Their "Minutes.
(From the Chicago Times Herald )
'Tins," taid ilr. Jloppcrton, a.s he hid atde
his paper, "onh goes to prove the truth of what
1 have always sjid "
" nd v.lut s thatt" Mrs Hoppcrton atked
'That women have no;ipprecutibn of the vaiile
of time. Here's an account of the convention cf
the Stepdaughters of the ibc!'ion. and it 113
they put in near! two dars lL-tcnlng ij tt rf a i
t of the minutes of lhe previous nuc mg.
NOTES OP THE DAY.
TJif peanut crep of 1S&0 U Rsty V0V0
tni'hela hetrftr titan the erp of Isfes.
Conzretetncn and Senators bar IjWLM p
jtjonti
aped of seed to dietribute a)M ttettr mi m
A patented process for the efeetlftat y M$t
of water pa(M the water through a ffHH In wtu
are two eiettredfH.
Market gardeners around Pad
dandelion on a kifge scale and soil It tor 3U. (
prices in the market.
Iterlin has seventy pubtic mommmutf. ah'
number in proportion & the aizv ef th city t a i
that of any other Kuropco capital.
In Germany ami aire in Holland girl are rhmei
In preference to yomsr men m all ema4jri, nu
in winch they c-jn be a(lataonrV ntajdagrttl
The highest I'nutwn court ha oVefcM tai t'ie
American title of "doeter" etumot be awtf 1 1
I'riwfci without a eetif penult ftoaa to fvmoi
ment.
T vf DoUe, ef Raaaireo. Ije Oak mt.
Tex . owns j atr whose baraa from paaM t
point ineaaure nine hct ereii laches. H win Lc
cnt to tbe Park Kjaowrtion
Tbe 5rtcJetr for Plkk-al rMtrnw at a recent
meeting In VlajBieh cWr-w.H a phm tec Ifte e
tahtehmcnl of puWie hfcrane aaa reMNaaf-ioofl 4
(jj-btnnttl alter VHtenean mode!.
The Mm of 9197.0) hat bee tayafcil n
New Jersey. Matimr 146 mite of good r t
MjMche:t4 hu spost &OT7.JM0 on St ail
which are aa perfect a Jy baajhwy tm Ravopc
The OMircb Army of BagliHtii ha. MM to t
front a mwiWr of i evaaarcHats t ftftla ie
military ebaplata aad aid In bojaital imtk.
Char'e Warren w an active aUtwrt t
jrmy.
There were 553 itertrwf of irfague Im the efar f
rtemJtfly dmtiiK the week aadiao; "cwraaay 1
Jiore than SI , people m Mia am aflfcried
fv the famine, and aliowt t,W,t aee m leeeipt
f relief
In Frtlaml. areordiiar to the "LooaVHt Cupri
te." the Jutet fa-hienaMe Hinwdairt i raiprmr
Taken in snwfl and rttnlar tfcvs. it in mM to
rruUe tae eompieviofi creaaay. awt the ultima U"
erTert is harraM la the Kjnptem.
There are not lew thaa twesty Ave colnnin f
Hchfewo, mott of them thrrvfotc aarf ell jfrin
iikt. in Jotlfi. efcmaria. Faaer Canree Md in
i-ans-Jr4ae reKwin with a Mral oi 4310 col
oauts and jktmt 1,01 Un, Hebrew lahaiaat.
War time ate maftta a thnviaac JnaAiwii i -pImisU
and fortune teller m '.nawMt. Wohk i
who ase aaaiotn ahaat their feiaaaV aa t
Mroraejj fjm
I .LT 1 TJT. Z
froat muse a nmaertnw Batroaaae. aad aun
iore than 13.M0 Mithupin fatnaer maa anga-
beet for the 8M rime UnK saatmer, the an .
beuKT J eit hrse eaoagh to hrea tea tartun
j boar, aad it n etyeeted that the 3tte wi i
t soea be able to prvdace all the Majae i aci
4iiU Ibeda. hate Moaelek' capital, am
camp ef earuhtr hwto with thatched roof .
scattered wMm raelhad over aa aar at ahot t
ftVe wile maara. Fbe Knar solace atoMowi
lihe a Sw chalet, roofed with raw tlfca from
Eavope
a atteiawi is to be aaaaV to aoaatanaa npfin
wwe in Kara. ma iltir of wuat-srftw
h bm awiard to work ra ea-oaeralJoai w i
rjnrlih aad Scotch inas, with the object of fl t
naktws a aawrket tor the aaadaet ua 9t ut
Hntaaa.
One of auhtar jowraato ia Fraaee eaaa at
teatioa to the tact that, aaiae t the Inten
sitr ei tbe dectrie hub awl oa bean an
of war. the viea are treaatatly etta wit
eve coarptatar. wharh ta
t tet-l btiadaew.
The Kiaarrs of Khnu
rd
fnl ntffbirt w the worW. sad she aa po
teaeci wuailal eofleeHoa of tataa
Ih.uak 4 V aaaw nHt M Via wf
the Waeoai
, Kr.t. (. who. mm. H mm to haw the
net collet I km that twists
v drat wMcn wfll have taiaagh aatat r
at the rate ti jbree aad oat aaH laches p'
Kiante. eal tHroash j atntare a we an !
crit at tke rate l Nr aad thie ajMrtT
NX-be aer aasaate bs r at war ha th Olfa
nbnaj none dwrict. atfia.
la ractawd there i a MaKfce aVrw m V
Bamber of urfewaera for trial ia the waater a-t
-mae It slIioal', to he becaaw ananr
mca aaee tMie to the war. that laaatarwt U
afrntttai. aad oae of the chief taeeative t
enmc waat f work fe ar-eat.
part frfa it mrtttm work ia aroaaotirc
the etfieieary of mmx the fcaaAn
Monday efceol IiMlltate dtrectlp tmtmmmi anl
reward afoniiaacr M anaacal drHl, sjyaaaaMu
aad ether healths aercs, ami baa a Mr Ac I
aar ercrc rear at the Crratal PaJaae.
The "N'cw Aorfc Pre," after reakiaar alt over
the cooatrr, cooWs tea aara wk ate wflHair to
mn, ard are more or le talked of. lor Vice
Pre-itfeat on the Democratie ticket, aaat tweatr
fire who are m lhe wae o-4n whh ra-aect
to the setoad alaee oa the Keaahfccaa Uetuu
wne; the mawe attare matefial f ewng
up wYNHHk, ate the strong that eaaj be
obuind kroai the tail of the rat. r JP"
mamptdatioa a KaatWc tea M
rwr tail caa he obtaiacil. whH are aiwatir.
and caa he used as they ate. beaar a-ilr
threaded.
Ia 1e WC.4U eabiai nii 3B9t.7 steetaza pa
vntren WM at the awrt of "ri. Owe
I re brooch. 1 "0B eaain aa-eaaT aaa .
; stenacc aa-twawrs in twwtj' ana trip.
wbile aaathtr Hmm hroerht .( raato -m
ir 1 aad 38 stearaee paswwer m stttT
two trlrw
V aatiTe -aaaer enwHted la eany'aa; ikaaatches
wi rweatrr eaptoced kjf the Bawn. A wiaiiaxH
search fn bead to fcaot revealed at taaee of
any pars aad he wa released. He
-ratb Hiwercr which be fwataaliy elrerif ia
4fetv It wa- earfrsed ia a qaiB jmm lb Ma"
had -cretei it m oae ol h" nostrils
The aaa-cjtiOB of ioh-tfltutraa; ."- or I
earbtae fcr the mo4 aa otBeer TtsuaBr ranks
briaa aw-H dhcwniad m aiiUtary ctfcle-e T -nawetioa
aaalart the swoM tlttt whew wr
ms t'irouah hlt-( cooatre. it ha-oaera aa oaat-c
muTrawafcs h -tw over raaero aiaaaa. wi e
a earbtae eiiM W d as t waTJumt tick, ti is
heme a jrteat help aa sasporu
Tae orajraTT hclT which wa aaaaufaetnr d
thittT Tcais ajto onlr broke into froaa tweatT to
twe-itv See pieces whea it hatst. U the paw. at
time rt bm imto m. wlttle a abrapacT shell.
which only wsed to cBarr Airty-rrtm awail
aow earte-i V peeeat-day hoaaa. wh.11
ehsrjred with perotyfeae breaks wf in. J i
.- aari M is ewatei thaa ft wist kiU
wxfm MMMbaa; vnlkia a yank- of the espies n.
Vbeadv tke anwoh has heeoaa? pop-dar as an
article of diet, although it wa ot aaaW vcsn
aaa that tke iesh of tkt- Ml wan eoasidered 111
tt to eat. W'lind Week klaaa today there r
trnmemtM HTtrash hntrters WToepetid upon 1
ioduattr fcr a Irrraaj. The Ml ate saht a N w
ork aad tho at payiaar pne and " '
aver bote! hare s-wtiUfeh steaks oa tae r aaji of
fare The swords ct the fen ae aold as aocrdaa r
The aa;To Hocr war tooefcea everybody a 1
ererythirar in Oreat tkntaiai joa-cwain k M
affected erusty. foe eia-ple. the traraiaw of ix
crews for the IKtord rTaadile ta race That
redoahtaai" tratecr W V "Tetehar. who ntrarl
tke fade lt year m tana of tb "Lhjht Mam
has coae to South Vfrica. ikaslawa ka a
vhateemL and Ur irnBs, who awa fte nn I
OMHleawe Cap hart rear. ta he -aaMnaM wit
a miirtia battahaa. while Jar kVawae. oa whom
the "0ark Ittaa' refltl f Caaaaat. a aa oakir
in the militia
If true, an tKle story watery Hreafate ia tho
fereian prear goes far to aceooM toe tke per
sistent legem! that ea?le have beea haawa t,
earry d maat rbtbina The sceae t thi
last kidnapina: enterprise of taaf m said to K
tbe viltese of Howe. sowe twenty anlta In n
ue. and 32,0) Icet above the sbji. The a e
bad hung iboat the vulaige for aoare days, ar I
cam d off a small p Hiw tbe awnarard . f
the bouse to which ibe (hild brloaeed. Th
liaby wa? lyinr ta cradle aaaVr. or aear 1
sbed. ami a "hepherd w said t haee tea the
easie stoop and ay off with the baby.
The Frapresi Dwar of CMaa is wCferiaad hr
an kngiiah lady who ha pet " SKalea part
of her We in the Celestial Kaapers -a a iwieh
more remarkable woman than mo Kaaaaeaas
suppose She w aa ardent paiater waa bar jgie
tures arc sal to be a4hawahie jpoeiiaaaM af Ch
nce art. fctnaae -a it raay aeern, Mer Majaaty a
ifco said to be load of wreFtBaa; aad frcoatnttr
imt7e3 ib this rather virile forai of extteisr
bhe ia wojl read, is f ad of Jooaeaa aarir. ami
has some skill as a piaiaat She is jaid both by
her friends aad enemies to be ahauhaHiy withont
an sense ef fear ami, ncelles, te amj, her life
has beea attempted a number of tfcaaa.
In Revolutionary dsy there appears to havo
been as mcch jealousy amoMr oar bfek aavat
officers' as there wro durlae: the Spanish Ameri
can war. Paid Jones had tmhmit"d traubla with
a Frcach comnanAr in hn Sfttiodeofl, aad wai
onee hi-sbl 1 'igasat -aad nrakwMy JwMly so
because C'-nertj 1 laoted several airkr otiicerj
over his head hh Adams tiHHsh JstocB am
MtintH and re njri ijr, Ami in 1311 refetrad to
lira - a foreid ler of the South MraaaHnt;
te lunieeU m-rH that Vteft-M to Vtw rtnadaixl
sailors. On tbe 'bcr hand ne bad the re
speit of Jcfbrs r ITranUlm and ttobett Alncr
alt r a I "? 1 1 " ntir e with kerr Jeffcr-irr
in IT", 11 it i al hope of ou
tut ia eff ft t 1 au.

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