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A Hny-rmmeefote Aftermath.
It appears that the Dauit.li Cabinet has
been compelled to resign in more or less
disgrace, owing to popular indignation in
Doumark over the proposition to sell that
country's West Indian possessions to the
United States. Why the Danes want to
keep islands which pay them no rev
enue whatever, but. on the contrary, have
put them more than four million dollars
out or jtocket during the present genera
tion, is difficult to understand: but the
fact is the same, and an acquisition
which is regarded as of the last impor
tance to this country, is nearly certain to
be lost.
It is true that, under our preliminary
agreement with the Danish Government,
the latter will be bound to complete the
strte tf Congress shall appropriate Uie pur
chase money four million dollars during
the present ses4oi. That it will do so is
exceedingly doubtful. The principal trou
ble is that one of the islands. St. Croix, is
farou6 for its rum. If it were to become
part of the United States there would be
weeping and wailing in the town of Med
fbrd, Mass.. where an American article.
inferior to Mexican ineecal. is distilled for
the African and New England prohibition
trade, and h'h perhaps could only be
produced at a profit under the protection
of iDhtgvoywua.
?Fipt-e Dsnfeli West Indian Utands hi
weeetx-wy to ew tcheme of national defence
in the AHtHler ami Heceesary to the fecien
rtfie protection of the Nicaragua Canal and
AmeriM commerce resorting to it. But.
If ithcy giow or make anything that might
ootn in competition with the trade of a
single one of onr protected monopolies, of
otw all ieh jHtblio considerations vvohM
haw to give way.
The worst feature of the situation is
that, according to reports from Europe, in
oaee we Tail to take over the islands before
the end of the present session, they will
pass to Germany under a long lease, an
option for which is sold to be extant, and
Which onee made will of course be tanta
mount to the conveyance of a title in fee.
It will be remembered that the draft of
the Hay-Pauucefote Treaty, which, as
signed by the Secretary of State and Lord
Panneofote, surrenders the Monroe Doc
trine, was submitted to the principal E
ropeau cabinets and diplomatically dis
ouesed with them by the Anglo-American
joint foreign office, before any member of
the Senate Committee on Foreign Rela
tions was allowed to know anything con
cerning the condition of negotiations or
the character of the agreement proposed.
It may be assumed that the approval of
the European governments, which, in most
cases, had been secured before the treaty
was sent to the Senate, was based upon
their satisfaction with the Monroe Doc
trine relinquishment.
Probably the idea of a German leae in
perpetuity in place of an outright snle. is
a concession to public opinion, both in
Denmark and the United States, but it all
comes tc the same thing. The Monroe
Doctrine, if our "splendid diplomacy" has
not put such a thing out of existence, is
as much violated by the armed presence
of Gormany in the Antilles as a lessor, as
It would be by "the purchase
cf the islands by the Kaiser
in an open and above-board manner. If
he may lease and occupy in the West
ludies, he may do the same in Brazil.
Why not?
The Kentucky SHuntlon.
The Taylorite emissaries who have been
visiting Washington in connection with an
effort to secure some sort of Federal inter
ference in Kentucky, are quoted as" declar
ing that Taylor will refuse to be bound by
the deoision of the State Court of Appeals
in case it should be against him, and will
hold the Executive Building and residence
at Frankfort until after the Supreme Court
of the United States has pronounced upon
his status. They say that he will be jus
tified in this course as the Democrats
agreed to await such final action before
resorting to force.
We are not prepared to believe
that the leaders and lawyers of
the legitimate government of Ken
tucky have done anything quite
so paretic If they have, they have
walked into a pen like a lot of horned cat
tle. The Constitution of Kentucky makes
the Legislature the sole Judge in cases of
contested elections Involving the offices of
Governor and Lieutenant Governor. When
the Legislature has acted, and the Slate
court of last resort has decided that such
action was within the constitutional pro
vision and regular, all suits are then
concluded; and there is no end to the de
cisions showing that the Supreme Court of
tho United States will not go behind the
opinion of the highest State court In a case
like that of Kentucky against Taylor. The
lawyers on both sides knew this all along,
for nothing is more notorious in the pro
fession. If, however, the Democrats have been
idiotic enough to agree to wait until Tay
lor is thrown out of the Supreme Court,
before throwing him out of State House
Square in Frankfort, they have given a
new and refreshing imitation of asininity
which all men must admire. They have
simply put It In his power to hold his po
sition with a color of title, worthless In it
self, but quite good enough to bring Fed
eral troops to bis assistance after the No
jrember election. The Administration will
take excellent care that the Supreme Court
does not get a chance to pass on the mat
ter until after that national event.
The Porto Itlcnn Deadlock.
Famine and despair are the portion of
Porto Rico, and only because the Senate
refuses to do what President McKInley-.de-olared
to be our ""plain duty," what Secre
tary Root said the country -was bound to
do by "every cousUhtlon of Justice, and
good faith." andlMhe--Constitution- of
the United States, respires to be done.
Day by day the MSttfUnehcst Republican
States are rislngtlh 'revolt against the par
ty combination -in5-Washington iu..coptrol
of the Administration and Congress, which
has shown itself'Capabe. of brcaklrg the
national word plighted -to" Forto Iti-o. Trere
is not a respectable newspaper in a)l In
diana willlng'to defend or apologize for the
proposed crime or its promcFers. "WChave
already seen howflowa stands.- The.wave
of popular iudignatloTa Is rising steadily
pnd rapidly. Even-jiow the heads of
a great many members cf Congress ate
marked fof destruction. They all know It,
but for the greater part are helpless in the
hands of the trusts anu'corruptionHTs'vho
hold them by the deadly strfcnglb-.oL.ovi-dence
of thelr-'-i&sfcrdeeds. and,thedirect
orders of Hannaf
One thing in connectlo"tj with the nation
al uprising againsfHhis Payne-Foraker in
famy does not seem, to Impress the trust
managers In the., two Houses 'with the i
force its noimcateimTjnrtaiice iulQes: It
Is. that much loathe Republican insur-
,.,,-iV-. .. . , .4v
rection, especiallylb the West and Nnth-
west, arises rronie2i sense of out: age upon
the people involved in the open and noto
rious deal with the trusts, by which th
Administration has boldly abandoned ita
original attitude of good faith and respect
for rights guaranteed by the Constitution,
in relation to Porlo Rico, and has come
out squarely for the cruel and illegal
persecution ofthat American territory, in
return for the promise of an enormous
trust contribution to the Republican cam
paign fund. This agreement, which is not
denied, but. on the contrary, is fieely ad
mitted by Administration men in private.
ib of a character so obnoxious to all Amcri
can conception's 'of honesty, decency, and
public morals a to appear disgraceful and
intolerable to the public of the country
without regard to politics. It is evidence
rItv1a&lRh Places such as the
, N? v. ' ... . t.
ItterrWnt and will punish
of depra,v
people bitteri';
when they get a chance.
Because of the revolt, and because there
are still a few Republican Senators with
consciences, the courbe of the Administra
tion trust scheme to break faith with and
, to onpreee Porto .Rico is not altogether a
path of roses. Indeed the road is barri-
' caded by the determination of Senators
who. while advocates of Dingleyism as ap
plied to trade with foreign countries, will
not allow that the proposition to apply the
-ystem to trade between States or Terri
tories of the United States can or bhall be
made a jmrty question as far as they are
concerned. They may be willing to let the
trneis thrive on prohibitive tariffs against
Europe, but they will have free domestic
1 commerce or refuse to follow the machine.
j The result is a Senatorial deadlock. The
J free trade Republican Senators have served
, noiice on those who represent the deal
J with the trusts, that the former will not
permit the Payne-Foraker bill to come to
a vote. Their position Is a strong one. for
a very important reason. The Administra
tion managers, by greatly amending and
sugaring the Hou&e measure, might secure
enough doubtful votes to slip it through.
But thej- dare not change a line, a word,
or a punctuation .mark in it. A horde of
Republican Representatives are sitting
around and licking their chops like nun
cry wolves watching nnd panting for a
chance to getthat bill back inside their
own den that" they may sweep down upon
it and tear it limb from limb. If the
Payne iniquitywere again in the House for
twenty minutes with the slightest change
in its text, thejdot io tax trade with Porto
Rico would explode like a soap bubble, and
Hnnna's campaign box would be short
thre or four million dollars.
The party lath continues to crack over
the headb of the few Republican Senator
, , . . . ,,.., .
j who are afraid to violate their oath to j
j support the Constitution. But it do?s not I
warn tnem .01 Aominisiraiion ostracism 1 nours, auu 11 is tnougut ne win nave some
half as vigorously as the whip of the i important announcement to make soon.
trusts is lashing" the White House and the I .Roberts had? the Sod fortune 1
, ,, , L be born In Ohio. Better still, he was
Hanna headquarters. If the whole eoun- J reared in the President's own town of Can
try were to rise as a single man in denun- I ton, and is an old personal friend of Mr.
ciation of the Porto Rican infamy, the
trusts would still insist upon their pound
of flesh, and, if it could, the Administra
tion would lop it off of Porto Rico and
hand it over.
The theory is that the trusts are more
useful in the -present emergency than the
votes of the-pwple. The latter if left to
themselves would he certain to turn the
party of Rockefeller, Havcmeyer, Oxnard,
Morgan, and Hanna out of office in Novem
ber next. Nothing can be done to avoid
that result, but provide a corruption
fund large enough to buy or steal the elec
tion. By defying the people and sticking
to the trusts, it is believed that thirty
million dollars can be raised among the
protected monopolies. The beneficiaries
of Treasury free loans, and of the proposed
ship subsidy, and the oil, steel, sugar, to
bacco, beef, pork, and rum monopolies, can
easily afford to subscribe such a sum for
four more years of Dingleyism. It is,
therefore, certain that, no matter bow
loud or ominous the popular outcry against
the Payne-Foraker bill may be or become,
the Administration will still work vicious
ly and desperately to secure its passage.
The American community of Porto Rico
may starve to death, but the "trusfs must
still be fattened.
Although very little evidence of sensa
tional interest has been given as yet in
the examination of the persons accused of
Governor Goebel's murder, there are
strong indications that the State authori
ties have some of the leaders in the as
sassination conspiracy, and will be able to
convict and bang them. Indeed matters
look very black for two or three very
prominent Tajiorites.
Another deadly jolt is in sight for the
trust Administration and Congress. Pas
sage of the Payne-Foraker bill will be a
signal for a petition from Porto Rico ask
ing for a recession to Spain, and it will be
accompanied by an address to the civilized
world setlng forth American broken prom
ises and perfidy in detail. That will make
a nice Presidential -campaign document!
Earthworm Eccentricities.
(Trom the Springfield Union.)
At the meeting yesterday of the Zoological
Club Mrs. W. H. Pinney read an interesting
paper on earthworms: "I saw stated In a natural
history volume that If a worm should be divided
the anterior part would grow a tail and the pos
terior part would grow a head. I took twelve
worms and divided them, placing the divided
parts of each worm in a separate class. In less
than a month I bad twenty-two worms, losing
only two tail parts. Tire head part had grown
tails and the tail parts l'd grown heads. Two
weeks ago I divided the worms into halves and
put the our parts into a glass, into which I
placed earth, but no food, and the head parts ate
the tail parts."
Political notes and gossip.
"Wheeler mill Corbin. The, su""es
tion is made that the desire apparently
so rampant in Administration cire'es to
have special legislation enacted authoriz
ing the President to appoint Generals
Wheeler, Lee, and Wilson to the Regular
Army as brigadiers, and then retire them,
is not unconnected with the Administra
tion's purpose to promote Adjutant Gen
eral Corbin, to the end of further humilia
ting Major General Allies. There is io
much opposition in Congress to increas
ing the rank of the Adjutant General out of
all proportion to theimportanc2 of the of
fice, and contrary to the best interests of
the service, that it is believed the Admin
istration recognizes the necessity cf con
necting its Coibin scheme with some meas
ure of popularity. It ib not thought there
will be any opposition in either branch of
Congress to the appointment of Wheeler,
Lee, and Wilson to the Regular Army as
brigadier generals. All of them are ex
perienced sodlers, and Generals Wheeler
and Lee are graduates of the West Point
Militaiy Academy. Ceneral AVllson on
great renown as a fighter during the civil
war, and attained high rank in the volun
teer service. The Adjutant General, how
ever, got no higher than lieutenant colo
nel, and then had the misfortune to be
court-martialejl en a charge of cowardice,
Still," if the Administration can make it
appear that it desires to dc
: nno lIar """15 m respect to w nccier,
f Vefte; a"(1 AVilin- bl t!Jat th,ere isa ,d
l,k'al of opposition to its wishes in this
matter, it may be that by trading votes
in Congress these thiee veterans can be
appropriately rewarded if the Adjutant
General of the Arrav will throw to them)
his Congressional support. It is net doubt-
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out Generals Wheeler, Lee, and Wilson if
their friends will help him.
Cru in in eUcr'H Popularity. Repre
sentative Crumpacker. who Is on a visit
t his home, is just now the populnr idol
in Indiana. His manly opposition to the
Oxnard bill has elevated him in the esti
mation of the Hoobiers to a position of
leadership which he never enjoyed befcre.
A strong effort is being made to induce
hira to cnler lhc ra fo" Governor, but it
1 Ib " ere ,Ul" uc "," "' l L""
sent to be drawn into the scramble for
that office. He has repeatedly declared
hat very greatly prefers to r-main in,
Congress to being Governor of IndiaiiR. At
theame tlme the Qxnard bill has so J
weakened the party in the Hoosier State
it Is thought Judge Crumpacker may Ue 1 party. He asked that the order of pro
Induced o accept the gubernatorial noml- CCdurc be reversed, and feels confident -that
nation in oruer to save tne Administration
in mat siaie in Aoveinoer. uuuouoicaiy
he is at present the strongest member of
the Indiana delegation. and he was
hardly known outside of his district until
he voted against the Porto Rican Tariff
bill. It is believed that his reception at
home with strengthen the determination of
Senator Beveridge to push his free trade
amendment In the Senate, and also will
convince the Senatonjf the wisdom of de-
fying Mr. Hanna by delivering the speech
which Hanna caused him to withhold Inst
Deny i:erjtliliiK.-Thc delegation of
prominent Kentucky Republican leaders
now in Washington continue to deny vig
orously every report concerning the pur
pose of their visit. It is positively known
that on last Tuesday they discussed with
various members of Congress and several
members of the Cabinet the adisabllity of
asking for a Congressional investigation of
the anomalous conditions in their State,
yet they now assert that nothing of this
kind ever was contemplated by them. The
fact in this relation seems to be that they
have learned that they could not get their
case before Congress, because there is
nothing upon which to hinge Congress
ional action. This has caused them to take
another tack, and it Is believed that they
are now conferring with the ablest Repub
lican lawyers in both branches of Congress
oh the legal points involved in the contest
at Frankfort, with the view of discovering
some safe ground for an appeal to the
Supreme Court at Washington from the
decision of the Kentucky tribunal of last
resort. It is understood that unlesb they
are adised by the leaders here that there
is such ground for an appeal they will ad
vise Taylor to submit to the decree of the
Court of Appeals at Frankfort aud sur-
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T, I iaies property wunoui oioou-
shed. Sam J. Roberts, of Lexington, has
hem severa, ,onR con4uItaUons vilh the
President during the past forty-eight
McKinley. For this reason it is thought
the President prefers to communicate to
him whate-er conclusion finally is reach,
ed by the Administration.
Uroviiilovv on -Top. in every scrim
mage thus far in Tennessee between Pen
sion Commissioner II. Clay Evans and Rep
resentative Brownlow the latter has come
out on top. Yesterday Mr. Brownlow beat
Mr. Evans in the Pension Commissioner's
home town of Chattanooga. It is probable
that the Evans faction will send a contest
ing delegation to the Philadelphia conven
tion, and thus place upon Mr. Hanna the
direct responsibility of settling the row.
As Mr. Brownlow is almost certain to re
main in Congress for several terms it is
not hard to guess what Mr. Hanna's decis
ion will be unless the luckless Mr, Evans
can show that, though he may be compelled
to retire to private life, he can control one
or more votes in Congress through his bus
iness associations with large manufactur
ers. But nowever mat may ne, it seems
pretty certain that if Mr. McKinley is re
elected he will make a change in the Pen
sion Bureau.
A AVooilcn Lefi: for Snle Chcnp.
(From the Philadelphia Record.)
If anybody wants to buy a wooden leg cheap he
can get a. bargain by enquiring at the dray's
ferry Arsenal. One of the workmen employed
there married a widow some time ago, and al
thongh he didn't know it at the time, her first
husband had only one les. Tiie widow had re
fused to allow the artificial limb to be buried
with him, sajing she wishid to cherish it as a
tender memory of her happy matried life And
as the memory of her husband was enshrined in
her heart, so was his wooden leg given a place in
the parlor. But when &lie married for the second
time the leg was banished, and it was not unlit
recently that the second husband dUcovered the
presence of this memento of hU predecessor,
i-incc the discovery was made, howcer, the wife
lias again displayed a fondness for the unre
sponsive reminder of her first love, greatly to the
bgu!-t of her present lord and master. And that's
why he is making enquiries among his fellow
workmen at the arsenal with a view to finding a
man who wants a wooden leg cheap.
The Pnrcel Font Itlen.
(From the Chicago Times-Herald.)
To make an errand boy of the Government for
the great commercial establishments in the big
centres of trade is contrary to the principles
of our Government. It is not the function of
our Government to usurp the functions of pri
vate enterprise. Equality before the law could
not exist under the proposed "parcels post"
from a commercial standpoint. The effect of such
a law would be to take trade away from all
the interior cities and towns in the West and
South and concentrate it in the hands of a few
merchants in the big centres of trade in the Hast.
It would in fact completely paralyze certain
kinds of merchandising in the West and South.
Such ridiculously low rates of carriage would
enable the great merchants 61 the East to sell
at prices which the interior merchant could
not afford to compete against because of added
cost in obtaining supplies and restricted popula
tion to draw trade from.
"Where Hemlock Is Appreciated.
(From the New York Post.)
In parts of South America where mahogany is
used for railroad ties and other ordinarv use.
"the native business men are said to prize the
cheap hemlock and pine boards which are sent iff
the form of boxes and crates from this country.
H. K. Carroll,', of P:alnfieIJ,T- J.-" ,B al
the Shoreham for a short stay al the Capi
tal. Mr. Carroll Was leccntiy appointed
by the President as a Special Commissioner
to Forto RIco.'.and a portion of his re
port was embodied in recommendations in
the last message to Congress. As a Com
missioner, Mr. 'Carroll saw the ueeds of
the island, and lecommended that the
people be glvch opportunity to build up
their trade.
Senator-elect Blackburn of Kentucky
was entertained at dinner at Chamberliu's
last night by E. P. Meaney, Secretary of
the Long Distance Telephone Company, of
New York; Col.' PhjTThomps.ou, of Ken
tucky, and Edjivard Belt, the New York
banker. The affair was Very informal and
no speeches were permitted.
A. J, Lester, Vice President of ihe Balti
more and Ohio SouhvesWn Railroad is
at the Arlington frapi Springfield, III. He
will remain about 4 wce.
J. L. Kelly,- Streetfc'onjmissioner. of Bos-
ton Mass., is al thefxorrfiandic. Mr. Kel
ly is Here on a pleasure trip ami reports,
cool weather, but ifleuty, of prosperity In
New England.
' Judge E. C. Kennedy,, of West Superior;
Wis., is at thf Arlington attending to
j some matters before the Supreme Court.
He will be quartere'd atthe Capital until
; Monday.
. nn, r ., Smi,h. a prominent politi
1 ciau of Alabama, is at the National. He is
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the Republican candidate for the state
Senate from his district ana is nere iiiuu.
interest of the citizens or riorence. iu..
who desire a -new postofflce building,
Colonel Smith will appear berore tne
Hnuso Committee on Public Buildings and
Grounds and will present the claims of
Florence for the desired building.
many strong arguments; he states, and is
hopeful that the project will receive fav
orable consideration.
Rev. Frank W. Guusalaus. who has been
at the Shoreham for the past week, le
turned to Chicago last night. He is pres
ident of the Aimour. Institute of Tech
nology in that city, and has bqen at the
Capital consulting President Mclvialey and
Secretary Gage with reference to the Porto
RIcan Tariff bill. He stated before leaving
that he ib opposed to ttriking at the Porto
Ricans with a 13 per ,ccnt tariff clause
1 after having promised them other things.
He ciaims t0 have i0
,i,e nrevailiuc nubile sent
b,,e, 3 the couu
Id. the President or
utiment against the
bim of the effect it would have on the
1 his errami win nol prove fruitless,
Secretary C. Y. Knight, of the National
Dairymen's Union, is.at the National from
Chicago, and is waging a hot fight against
the makers of oleomai-garlne. He will ap
pear before the House Committee on Ag
riculture and explain how the butterine
mnllfoithirafc coll tllo TirnrlllPt Cif tllPIP
I factories for good dairy butter. Mr. Knight
will remain in this city until the Grout
bill placing a heavy tax on oleomargarine
is reported by the committee.
William G. Meade, of Cleveland. Ohio,
is at the Raleigh to take the examination
J which will qualify him as a second lieu
tenant in the Regular Army. He served
with the Tenth Ohio Regiment during the
war with Spain and was later appointed a
second lieutenant by the President. A re
cent order states that no further examina
tions of appointees from civil life shall
be held until after the class has graduat
ed from West Point, but Representative
Burton expects a special permit.
The Vlrtiw of Mnreiii Itnkr, of the
(Jooloplcnl Survey.
Maicus Baker, tonographlcal expert of
the Geological Survey, lectured on the Vcn
e7uelau boundary last night before the Na
tional Geographic Society. The discourse
was chiefly a review of the events which
led to the Paris Tribunal and an exposition
of the award made by that court. In the
course of his talk, however. Mr. Baker
made some interesting observations on the
cost of the settlement.
"England's expenses," he said, "were less
than $100,000. If Venezuela paid out the
same amount aud the United States had
expended all the JlOO.GOq allowed its Com
mission the total cost of, the controversj
would have been less, than SSOO.OOO. The
cost of a bingle battles-hip is $4,30O,Cu'j.
Had Venezuela gone to war and been vic
torious no settlement of the controversy
she could hae obtained would have been
more satisfactory than the awaid of the
Paris Commission. Arbitration thus secured
Venezuela in her full rights and at less
than the cost of a single gunboat."
Cane of the Former Consul to Come
lp eil A eek.
W. II. Macrum, the former United States
Consul at Pretoria, arrived in the city
yesterday morning, and has secured quar
ters at the Lincoln Hotel. He called on
Representative Wheeler of Kentucky dur
ing afternoon, and made some airange
ments about appearing before the House
Committee on Foreign Affahs. It is not
known when the hearing will be given
him, but it was stated at the Lincoln Ho
tel last night that Mr. Macrum had left
for New York immediately after dinner,
taking the 9 o'clock p. m. tiain over the
Pennsylvania Jtailroad. He is repoited as
saying that he would not return to the
city until Monday, as his hearing will not
be given until early in the coming week.
First Detachment o lie Sent 011
lHt of .May.
Quartermaster General Ludington has
been notified by General Randall, comman
der of the Department of Alaska, now with
headquarters at Seattle, Wash., that he
will be ready to move his first detach
ment of troops to Alaska May 1.
The Quartermaster General has sent
word to the officials at Mare Island to hur
ry the repairs on the transport Rosecranz,
which will be used in carrying the troops
to Alaska. Five companies of the Seventh
Infantry have been ordered to Seattle and
will be sent to Port Valdez. Two or three
companies of the troops will be used in
keeping order among the gold seekers at
Cape Jsome.
Mixed mill Perverted.
( From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.)
A seven-year old boy who lives out Cedar avenne
way has been absorbing tome entirely new infor
mation concerning current events and thir:s.
information which ho retails to hi fond parents I
when lie returns irom school
The other day he said to his father:
"I'j, which are jou for Kriglish or lloerj?"
"I'm neutral, mj boy," said the cautious
"Well, I'm for the Itocrs every time," said the
joung hopeful. '
"Why so, sonny?"
"'Cause teacher wasctellin' us about em. SV
calls 'em boor?, too, jap' I gueM she's for th"
English, "cause the said she hoped us little boys
wouldn't grow up to be boorish. An' I asked her
what a boor wa. an' he Kud it was a man that
put Ills feet on the mantel an' his elbows on the
table, an wore his hat in. .the house, an' talked
larg, an' kep' his cat in th" street car when ol"
ladies had to stand, an' did just what he pleated
all th' time. An" jou bet, daddy, I'm for th'
Boers every day in the wt;ek."
(From the Chicago Tribune.)
Pertie Goodwin Doh't tell anjbody, for tht
world! See this ring V Art Smasher slipped it on
mi finger last night. . , , .
Mcena Zcwer YcS, rt s nice-looking, but it will
make a black circle around jour finger befoic
vou've worn it a week. It did on mine.
Official Teat of England' FowerfalH
- Xevv ifaftleitlilp.
The British Embassy In this city Re
cently received the following report re
garding the Jrial trip of the first-class bat
tleship Glory:
"Her Majesty's fir3t-class battleship Glo
ry, vt 12,930 tons displacement and. 13,500
ind(erfted horsepower, built and engined by
Messrs. Laird Brothers, of Birkenhead, has
just completed her official trials in the
English Channel,. On these trials the ad
miralty were represented by Messrs. W. J.
Berry, assistant constructor, and J. H.
Ellis, -engineer inspector, and the dock
yard -by Messrs. Godbear and Roberts, the
vessel being In charge of Captain Parr, of
the Steam Reserve. The contractors were
represented by Mr. Roy M. Laird and Mr.
It. Ratsey Bevls, jr. A thirty hours' trial
at one-fifth of the contract power, and
another thirty hours'' trial at about lour
flfths of the contract power having previ
ously been satisfactorily completed, the
eight "hours' full power trial took place on
the 23d ultimo. It was decided to make
this trial over the new twenty-five fathom
course-recently plotted out by the Ports-
mouth Reserve and the vessel proceeded to
Portland on the 22d, having previously
.completed her anchor trials at Spithead,
and anchored there for the night. Pro
ceeding next day, the eight hours" trial
was commenced at 8 a. m. Four runs were
made on the course off the Start in the
teeth of a moderate westerly gale, and un
der the somewhat adverse circumstances a
speed of 18.121 knots was obtained.
1-The vessel was then headed up Channel,
! and. throughout the entire trial the engines
j and boilers worked satisfactorily. Messrs.
I Laird are to be congratulated on the suc-
' li.- ,., - ..-- -ll .t.lU
cuss 01. me wonting 01 iue uuuera, mtu
are the first installation of Belleville boil
ers that they have officially
tried. The results of the trial were as fol
lows: Mean steam in boilers, 275 pounds;
vacuum 27 Inches starboard, 26 inches
port; revolutions 108.5 starboard, 106.7
port; indicated horsepower 7,021 star
board, 6,721 port; total mean indicated
horsepower, collectively, 13,715; coal con
sumption, 1.58 pounds per indicated horse
power per hour. It may be interesting to
state the results of the thirty hours" trial
at 10,200 Indicated horsepower, which hud
taken place a few days previously: Steam,
250 pounds; vacuum 27.4 Inches starboard,
26.4 Inches port; revolutions 99.4 star
board,. 94.2 port; indicated horsepower
5,253 starboard, 5,334 port; total, collec
tively, 10,587; coal. 1,7 pounds per indi
cated horsepower per hour; mean speed,
1C.78 knots.
"After finishing the eight hours' full
power trial, the usual stopping, starting,
and reversing trials, etc., were completed.
'The principal dimensions of the Glory are:
Length. 300 feet; breadth, extreme, 74
feet; displacement at load draught, 12,930
tons. Her propelling machinery, design
ed by Messrs. Laird Brothers, consists of
two sets of triple-expansion engines, each
having three vertical cylinders of 30, 49,
and SO Inches In diameter, respectively,
with a piston stroke of 51 inches. They
each drive a four-bladed gunmetal screw
propeller. The engines are designed to de
velop 13,500 Indicated horsepower at full
power. Steam is supplied by 20 water
tube boilers of the Belleville type, consist
ing of 15 generators of nine elements and
five of eight elements, with an economizer
to each boiler. The total heating surface
of generators and- economizers is 33,700
square feet, and the grate surface 1,053
square feet.
"The Glory is the first battleship of the
Canopus type built by private contract to
be delivered, and there is no doubt that
the completion would have been anticipat
ed but for the engineers' strike, and the
delay In obtaining deliveries of material of
all kinds, particularly the armor. The ves
sel will now be rapidly brought forward for
commission, and her gun trialb will tako
place shortly."
"Work on the Coaling Million Likely
to He He.smiieil.
Secretary Root has recommended that
Dry Torguas Island be transferred to the
Navy Department. This Florida Key waa
formerly under the authority of the Wax
Department but was transferred to the au
thority of the Marine Hospital Service for
use as a quarantine station. Later it was
turned over to the use of the Navy to be
fitted as a fortified coaling station.
Since the appearance of the bubonic
plague in South America, the Surgeon Gen
eral of the Marine Hospital Service rec
ommended that the Navy abandon work on
the island and retransferred it to the ser
vice to be used as a quarantine station if
the emergency arose. The recommenda
tion was approved by the Secretary of the
Navy a few days ago and work on the
coaling station ordered to cease.
Approval of Secretary Root's recommen
dation will dispose of any question as to
which Executive Department has author
ity over the island and will permit the
Navy Department to continue Us work
and have the permanent use of the Key
if the Marine Hospital Service finds, as
expected, that Dry Tortugas will not be
required for quarantine purposes.
lleatlit of Wnr Department Huron us
Ordered to New York.
Secretary Root has Issued an order to the
heads of several bureaus in the War De
partment directing them to proceed to New
York early next week for the purpose of
inspecting the new transport Sumner.
The Sumner has been undergoing repairs
for several days on account of a collision
with a barge when she left the dry dock at
Norfolk. The repairs have now been about
completed and she will sail for Manila on
Wednesday next with a cargo of supplies
for the troops in the Philippines.
Quartermaster General Ludington. Com
missary General Weston, Surgeon General
Sternberg and perhaps one or two others
will inspect the ship on Monday or Tues
AV. II. Chamlierlln Nominated for Ah
Nistnut Commissioner of Patents.
Walter H. Charaberlin, of Chicago, was
yesterday nominated by President McKin
ley for Assistant Commissioner of Patents,
vice Arthur P. Greeley, resigned.
The matter of a successor to Mr. Greeley
was left to Commissioner Duell, and Mr.
Chamberlin was called to Washington by
a telegram. The recommendation of Mr.
Chamberlin was carried to President Mc
Kinley yesterday.
The new Assistant Commissioner was
born in Detroit February 9, 1866. After
graduating in law he was admitted to the
bar in Chicago, in 1S90, and has practiced
there since that time. Mr. Chamherlia was
endorsed for the position by prominent law
yers of several different cities, and Sena
tors Cullom and Mason took interest in his
appointment. He will enterupon his new
duties April 1.
Milkins the Cow.
(From the Deadwood S. D. Pfoneer-Timcs.)
"I went out to milk that cow of mine last
n!ght."-aid the old-timer, carefully nursing his
arm, "and here before jou are the remains. I'll
forget myself and a&assinatc that cow brute some
day. As I said, I went out to milk her, and she
behaved allricht, with the exception of wrapping
her tail around ray neck and then unwrapping it.
Tlds didn't last, however, and she inserted her
hind hoof in the pail and looked around to see if
I liked it. In a sudden spell of madness I yank
ed up a ncckyoke and histed it at her and missed
her and knocked over a row of chickens. Then I
got excited and landed on her face with my
right and unjointcd every joint in my body. She,
the cow, then became agitated and stood upon her
hind leg3 and run me in the haymow. I remained
up there, occasionally telling her she might po
some place if the sulphur agreed with her health,
until my wife tame and chased her off. Tonight
I shall hojr-tie her. blindfold her, and with the
aistance ot a club milk her, gosh durn her, to
a finish,"
Pinal JaatrMctloa,. io JThone In
Clmrjte of tlivTrelttJi jCViihub.
The Assistant Dlrectofi of the Census,
Dr. Fred Wines, yesterday held. 'a confer
ence with a number ot, census supervisors
for the purpose of Instructing them in the
more Intricate details of the work con
nected with the taking, of the census of
In the course of hif Instructions Dr.
WIneH gave to tho -supervisors the power
and privilege to discharge enumerators If
found incompetent. He also said that ar
rangements were being 'made with the
Western Union Telegraph Company to
transmit despatches from the enumerators
and supervisors at Government rates. Dr.
Wines adviced his conferees to use the
telegraph or registered mail privilege
when transmitting communications of Im
portance. He also explained to them the
cases in which Jurat fees can be charged,
anxi the amount thereof.
Speaking of the schedule, which defines
the age of. a person. Dr. WJnes said that
a woman, cspt"ally when she is single.
and more than twenty-four yeara of age, j
is not very accurate in giving tne true
date of her birth. In cases like this,
where the enumerator doubts the truthful
ness of the person regarding the age, the
enumerator is not bound to accept such
statement, but Is advised- to use his own
Regarding raarriaKes. Dr. Wines said
that the ceremony In Porto Rico had been
subject to such high charges that a great
number of the people there preferred to
do without any eort of marriage ceremony.-
Regarding the foreign population. Dr.
Wines advised that great care be taken
in statistics of crime and pauperism.
Objections to the Bill Itelntinir io
TovrliiK in the HuiImoh.
Representative Levy has presented to
the House a set of resolutions adopted by
the New York Board of Trade and Trans
portation against the bill introduced by
Representative Cummings, relating to tow
ing in New York Harbor, in which the bill
Is severely condemned. The resolutions
set forth that the bill is an attempt, by
indirection, through Congress to secure
the removal of the canal district on he
East River, near the batterjr'.to some
place on the North River. '"Tbls," says
the resolution, "we oppose most strenu
ously, as being a blow at and serious in
Jury to the commerce of ourJBtite canals,
which are about to be enlarges and Im
proved. The removal ot the;lCjal District
to tho North River at any platfe-now avail
able would deprive the Canat.of its west
bound commerce, and our merchants of
the benefits of canal competition, because
of the greatly increased length and ex
pense of cartage from our business cen
tres to such new location of the canal Jis
trict on the North River.
"While the foregoing resolution exposes
the real object of the bill, which has- been
repeatedly attempted by bills in our State
Legislature, all of which our commercial
organizations have opposed and defeated,
one such bill being defeated In,the present
Legislature, we are also opposed to the
passage of this bill as unnecessary and as
conferring despotic powers upon an official,
the exercise of which, aside from the real
purpose of the bill as above set forth.
would be a menace to every ship master
and ship owner in our harbor, an obstruc
tion and injury to the commerce of this
port against which we moat earnestly and
respectfully protest."
VaudnliMiii Detro n Relic of "Wil
liam I'eiin'N Dnys.
EASTON, Md.. March 21. Another of
the historic trees of Talbot has perished.
Nearly 300 years ago the great oak of
Lloyd's Hill, near Hillsboro, and on the
Talbot side of the Tuckahoe River1, was
described in a writing still extant.
There is no known record of its dimen
sions, but it had a mighty trunk. Its mag
nificence was In its branches, whose am
plitude was extraordinary. The shadow
cast on the ground by the outspreading
limbs under a vertical sun made a circle
whose diameter was more than 100 yards.
Decay fastened upon the tree: then, some
years ago, an axman made a huge wound In
one side and the tree, being too old to heal
Itself, gradually rotted. Recently some
one stuffed the hollow- with dry leaves
and brush and set it afire at night. The
country for miles around was illuminated.
After the fire burned out the remainder of
the giant oak was cut down and caned
The highroad over thp hill where this
oak stood was a line of travel across the
peninsula from Delaware to Hadawav-s
Ferry, on the bay side of Talbot, whence
there was a packet ferry and mall route
across the Chesapeake to Anapolls.
The oak in those olden days was some
times called "The Quaker Tavern," be
cause the Delaware Friends, after having
assembled at Camden, made their pilgrim
age by this route to the Third Haven
Meeting House where George Fox preach
ed and Lady Baltimore met William Penn
to attend the Yearly Meetings long be
fore there was any town of Easton to ex
tend to them its hospitality. The oak on
Lloyd's Hill was their regular noonday
stopping place. Here ther would rest and
feed their horses and unpack and cat their
Heron Island. In Miles River, is now
treeless. An old and snarled cedar, toi-
i many years the only tree on this barren
waste of sand, was recently cut down anil
burned for fuel by some oystermen who
were cast awaj there in a storm. The ce
dar was a valuable landmark to the river
sailors. Territorially. Heron Island is in
Queen Anne county. It belongs to the es
tate cf the late Col. Richard S. Dodson.
who. about twenty-five years ago obtained
a patent for It from the State Land Office.
The .Toy of Pnrtlnsr.
(From the Philadelphia North American.)
"He no longer loves me!" cried the young wife.
"Whv do you say that?"
"He used to kiss me whenever he came into the
house; now he only kisecs me when he goes out."
A Woman's Iteason.
(From the Detroit Free Pres.)
"Katherine i so high-tempered that she never
reads a novel through."
"Pray, tell me, what her temper ha3 to do
with her novel reading?"
"Why, she gets mad at some character in the
book and throws it in the fire."
Her Excuse.
(From the Chicago Sri.)
"And you dare tell me that yri leTe another
and intend to marry him!" said the angry youth.
"Have you forgotten that only two short months
ago you declared you would tnairy me if yotsr
father disowned you for it!"
"No, I haven't forgotten it," replied the fair
but fickle maid. "I 6poke to father about it at
the time and he positively refused to disown me.
so I could do nothing more.'"
(From the Indianapolis Pres.)
Scientific Sam Did you know the wise ru.vj say
genius and criminality is very closely allied?
Burglar Bill I believe it. That there boy of
mine, what I intended to put in the business sd's
he could support me in my old age. wya he don't
want to be nothin' but a poet. Wouldn't that jnr
Another Idol Shattered.
(From the Omaha World-nerald.)
She was a kindly faced woman, and it was easy
to see that she was bubbling wer with love for
the little folk. She walkrdodestly into tho of
fice of the city editor and enquired:
"Will you please tell mc which one of the
staff it is that writes all thwe-prctty little stories
about children? I know he must love the little
folks because he writes such nice stories about
them. I want to tell him "n precious little story
aboitt my darling boy who U only "
"That's the man over there," interrupted the
city editor.
"Which one, praj ?
"That one with the corncob pipe in his mouth
and swearing at the office boy."
The diamond worn by the Lord ILijOr of
London, in his badge of otflce.re valued at ?C0O,
Microscopic observation proves that he skin of
the human body is perforated with 1,000 holes W
the square inch.
Himlkerchienr are made of paper in Japan, oerdli
are twUted from the same material, and Imitation?
ot Cordova leather are contrired from it..
There is said to be a tembstne in Tonnesea
upon w-hich Is enjrraTed tbi strange epitapht
bom have children, others have norm; Here lies
the mother of twenty-one."
The automobile is paring ahead at a rapid julr.
It lias already secured a plaee on the sHeiws, m
fpeak. of the department store. A firm in NW
lork is offering the howehss vehiele fr sale.
A new ordinance in Philadelphia that rfeivM
the wnction of many householders is one pr
liibitfnic the placing of loo-e circulars under "r
m vestibule?, on doorstep?, frent porehes. r
mound doorknob. t"a, n
The women's department at Cornell Unirsifay
will be rendered more democratic next year. An
.t-.WiU made" to Ktt tws n eaatt
n,n if 7 Tm. ,,y ,ncr"'"S e priee of a rom
occupied only by one.
South American journal declare that erntearfes
of the United State? are buying- up laree traets of
land in Brazil, Peru, and CMIe. fr the purpose
of xettinz a hand in local polltteai rjufsin,
with the ultimate view of aBHexatten.
Hret Harte is said to be at work on a new wries
of "condensed novels." The tint series annearI
I Jn .lt' anl were very rocenafMl. In this new ne
'. u fPiweil that he wilt parody mmUni oarela
! that bave ,,a'1 a &rMter or ' '-
Military jnen declare that the barber 4V .-an
Francisco is thoroughly proof axait iMttilt te
vaIon. Several new 38-ineh gua ifi3htRtct n
disappearing carriage bave be-n plural on Ae
fortificatieta abowt tins Golden Oute of the I"
ciSe coa't.
Ked hair w a great blerfg though pnfcabir
few perrons acknowledge it. A German pefan
explains why ptron so adorned seMtra get to
bald as others. Ked hair k s tMek tftat SnjXK)
corer a head, as well as ieo.000 blende or 1,KK
block lialra.
White the British Army cefer, stamluwbv d'
guidons arc reHgieueiy made by kaa4, Jatfi nag
are made by sewinjr machine?. 1R emrvmm ma
chines heir-jr driven thrausixMtt the f ur.e a
lout; day by gad engine?, and teaded bv ear
forty women.
A mothers' gallery is a feature f the IJu hi
Park Baptist Chttreh, Cinrimiati, OM. A mm
ery with coU. easy chairs ami other convenient'' 1
opns off from the gallery. Women atti'iirhmte aw
present to care for the eMMren wfcen thqh rW
be content with stranger.
Of two and one-half miles of paremeirt hid la
New York within the Kist Ibree mnfc, 91,fJ
ttpwre yard, were of apfcalt, 12,171 piare yal f
block arphalt, 17,!5 square yard of raanadatn
and only 1.021 xptare yards of tee. CraMte
bltk in Gotham are- out f faMo.
The recent death f Richard W. Thema mm
pleted the endiny of a journey all jm- g a m
quartette of picturesque character in the Hsfcr
Mate. The other three, where names ami fern
finger in the mind ef their Mlow-cmurtrvmea
are Daniel W. Voorheee. Uevrce W. Jnfia-" aa
Willum T. Htdma.
A water-power eerofMny ot Hlyn&, !! ha -jHH
tonipleltd a new stone dam awa the On-neetii-wt
Rirer. at a eK of nriy ?l,enMW.
which gires by far th target water omht Ik "W
I KcghuMl, its average total bohI eig; sissy Wt,
uw uraw water in a amiftage atei ayw;
Holyoke of SOO sqware utile-.
Lamartiae' barber, a certain M. &?, In, tig
the "London Chroniele," till alhre. H is tis. '
inj on the eentory rsnrk of life, feavfag aaeMi
ninety-two yenw of age, and bis grealeat neNebc
i to talk of his hero. I-py treamre; ap a fades
daguerreotype nt the senOtwatal r!iticia, ,
having beeem a dewinaDt Sgnre fc Franec, dttd
in obscurity.
Mole and Inu are net Mind, though they are
usually regarded m. Xatute uwnV she Bwlex efi
mimite Io tave pain when harrowing tMMkr tfce
earth. As for bate no one wn a? watched them
chase moths on a sworncr evening- vrawVi accuse
them of being- blind, though they rwfd p iMy
with their marvch ue ?-- nt ih h SmI the in--eet'
in abslWe darkness. ;
The large-t amount of Hfr in-wanre ever jIbccm'
as se man ba jwt been taken out an the We f
Contfaeter Jahn II. MtDoaaM. He k is wbn k, to
build "ew York ?uhway, and whn ha. fecen.in
swed fnr &.00O.GCO far Sve years at a es f
4C4),G0a. Mr. Wanoamuker. whn heM the ied
Utore. u inrnted for .l,3i,vii. Oen. Sanwact (X .,
Lawrenw of Koto is is-mred for ?6f,0r'K :
As a proof ot the rare taken of children eaanM-.
ed t the proto-ticn of train men in tin country
there is an ilturt ration in the eae of a Mttie gitt
named Hekn A. Franrh, three yce and efglfc
months of age. who hn anvea My at Siwudi
Okla., after having traveled from New Yk lr
without other eeort than the men on At mV
road, to whore ;munfinn-Jir i-be han hena cam
A ery few utics in thKeountrr have what ate
entitled to be tnlled nnt-rla4 hotantt
The Arnold Ahottwm at linrm
g-arded w ttrt mo-4 prgre-ive m the una it Bet.
with the Waohingtoa garden p vWt nctt m (
V-t. tlMMtgh SI. ! make a nagniltra4 haw In
il tx'taim-al txhiwtioan. Th r- are tiller wae ar4.
en- at P.m'alo. N. Y.; l'himdrlfmia. New ?
irv. Nurtbampton, Mar-., and Mtn FianctKCt
Wetfeea who sweep the trerte with long- sMrts
do ro at some peril. A Philadelphia. hueterMcfct
who made a Muro-cnpic esamtnation of the taain
of the walking skirt of a woman of that city
found it contained '"Z. serms -many hearing
diphtheria, pneumonia, and tonsilitie ate taHBti
Un of typhoid and cnttsvreptma getm." And
this ". despite the fact that the shift was
comparatively new and kad been brushed daily y
its owner.
It appear from the investigation of an iantiiri
tive Gentian gentleman tht the "ItawitiM Bine
Danube" is cot so Mne a? it has the repwt-atfaa
of being. The gentleman wh devoted a mg
period of time watching tire water, of the Damee,
sir. that mtciES eleven day he Kmad them brawav
(hiring fifteen ot a dirty green he, during fertof
flv c bright green, during sixty nine dark greanf
owing rixty-fimr ttt a greyi yellow, and en seme
hiv cf m di-tinet rowr.
'fire Xorth Pole is &1 to hare keen dfeeneered
lv a French Canadian trapper, h rejniees In (me
ns me ot Ju-eph ZoKqtie La Jeie. whe, aeecedfs-c
to hn- owa statement ran up again the jmJe wmte
drifting on an ke dec. On hfe mnrMKng rtey
La Joie ale several of his deg, se it is relilA. '
and all the &h he eeuld find. He trnek hind alter
a cold journey ot long duration, and was taken in
charge by a Polar rate of Indians, whe tank Mm
upon a mountain that gave lorth a voh-anie Hght.
This moualain La Joie Hrmly behVte U the N'ertfc
Pole. Strange to say the trapper' report ef his
experiences finds a degTee of credence amang a
number of Arctic pathfinders. It is net ranted
hat he found any iigns of Andree while m Ike
Polar regions.
Great ue is being made at present in juimdrie.
and other metallurgical esrabHshments of stent
scraps, which i the material left after raaklac
various articles of steel. It is treated by means of
a process which converts the scrap into, steel, not..
only of its original value per pound, but also in
any desired shape, thus saving cost of machinery,
or drop-forginar. The scrap 13 melted la ctuciblw,
a nrocess that destroys most of the valuable
steel properties, but at a fixed point in themeltn .
ing certain ingreaicnw are uroppeu uho inc ran
ten mass that restore the valuable- properties'. The
resulting product has every quality of the bet
steel, being homogeneous, welding perfectly, ena
be made hard or soft to order, and hx a tensile
strength ot SC.000 pounds.
Peter Van Schaaclc, of the Chicago Holland So
ciety, will leave Chicago next month for Hettanrf
to present the youthful Queen of that nation wMi
a. gift of a copy Of Chief Simon Pekagen's bee,
"The Queen of the Woods." This was presented! "
by the old Indian's son, Chief Charles PekagoB,
who is the present leader of the Pottawatomie
tribe, in upper Jlichigan. AVith the book Mr.
Van Schaack will carry photographs of tha au
thor and hu son, which will be enclosed in a
box made of birch wood by members of the Potta
vvatomie tribe. The book itself is handsomely
bound in green and gold and contains a facsimile
autograph of the author. The story usetnlj
historical in character, and telb of the life Of
the younjr Indian Princess Loridalo.
Since Lord Beauchamp, the present British Cfev
ernor of New South Wales, as related in the "Chi
cago New," Im3 occupied the Government Hmisc
at Sydney, he has ordained that at official re
ceptions only guests of a. certain rank shall be
permitted to approach the presence through desig
nated doors. To these blue tickets are awarded;
to others of inferior rcold, white. At a recent
funotinn through some mismanagement, an im
portant public man received a blue card, white a
White one W33 seni IO ny wmr. ui ine Iran:
reached the audience chamber the wife declined
to be separated from her husband, or to abjndert
the aristocratic blue ranks. An aide-de-oamp en
deavored to reason vvitR her and explain the eenr
motion that would ensue if blue and white vem
suffered to mingle together. But the fair
was equal to the occasion. "N'onsense." aid
as she pressed forward; "what do you take w ,'r
a seidlitz powder?" The aide collapsed.

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