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TEE EVENING TIMES, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY; APEIL 10, 190U. '"V's be gocnin tHmts THE TIMES COJirANTT. VALTEtt fcTILSON HUTCH INS. President. rcui.iCATiOtf orncK, THE HUTCH INS BUILDING. ORSKl. Tenth and D Sts XOOTHirZST. Subscription Ilntcs. Br Mxtti-One Vcar: Morning. Evening-, anil fuuday... Vornlng ami J-undny Evening nnd Sunday Sunday ouiv eii oo 4.1MJ 4.00 l.OO Monthly by Cabbikb: Morning. Evening; and Sund.vr.-.Flftv rent Morning uu i mud v Thirty-live centa Evening and Mmday ThhtyUvo cents rw ..,,...,., I Editorial llooras 480 vJ,f.?.-E 1 BuslneMOlhco o ftUiiBLitM. (ir ii ntion Depnrtincnt.. U03 CIRCULATION STATEMENT. The circulation of The Times for the week cnd ett April 7, 1900. was as follows: fcjHHlav, April 1 1P.7T.1 Alandav. April 2 40.51S Tttesiav. April 3 40.9?3 WetfrcMlav. April 4 41.IU0 TbuiMkit. April 5 40.773 Friday. April C 40.232 haUtrdat, April 7 42.5SJ Total 205,742 IKilty average (Sunday, 19.731. excepted).. 41.10S TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 1900. The Cuiinl Situation. Senator Morgan appears to be convinced that he can force consideration of the Nica ragua Canal bill at the present session of Conp-oss, notwithstanding orders of the Administration to the contrary, and com pel Sonators to place themselves on record for or against tlie measure. As Senator Davis has intimated that no further at tempt will be made to bring up the Hay I'auncefote Treaty, Mr. Morgan thinlb that there is a chance for action on the Hepburn-Morgan bill. A trained parliamentarian like the Sena tor from Alabama ought to understand the possibilities better than outsiders, and we should be only too glad to share his hopo for legislation at this session. But it seems to us that, if the Administration has been able to block po comparatively colorless a matter as the Davis amendment to the Hay-Paunccfotc Treaty, it would hardly fail of success in preventing the passage of a measure which would clearly wipe out everything the executive branch of the Government attempted to accom plish through the agreement between the allied Anglo-American forein offices. The Hepburn-Morgan bill, by implication at least, reaffirms the Monroe Doctrine which the Hay-Paunecfote Treaty sui renders. The former lays the ghost of the Clnyton Bulwer Treaty, which the latter seeks to reincarnate. The former is an American measure pure and simple. The latter is an undertaking almost entirely in the inter est of Europe, and principally in that of Great Britain. Perhaps Senator Morgan is right in believing that opposition to the American Canal will be less potent than opposition to a modification of the British scheme which would have made an Ameri can eanal possible under treaty, but we low!t it There is a report in circulation, to the effect that the Administration has been negotiating for a strip of land ten miles wWe, coinciding with the line of the pro posed canal through Nicaragua and Costa Rica, and that, it the Ilay-Pauacefote Treaty had been ratified by the Senate in the manner contemplated by the execu tive order to the Republican majority, the matter would have been closed by this time. We arc not advised as to the truth of the statement; but, if true, it is rather strange. "Why should Mr. McKinley care to acquire American sovereignty over the territory to be occupied by the canal, if protection and fortification of such nation al territory were prohibited by his treaty, and perhaps his reserved engagements, with Great Britain? The story does not acan. lis probable foundation no doubt is the fact that Admiral Walker, while on the Isthmus, sounded the local governments on the question of their willingness that the United States should acquire territory for canal purposes and canal defence in the states to be traversed by the waterway I M that he found them agreeable to such a proposition. There is no reason why Uoy should not be. They would gain se owity and stability for their institutions, a4 a chance for peaceful development wittier the wing of a strong and non-as-gr8ive neighbor, which they had never before enjoyed. In fact, for a long time tfcetf has been little question that Nicnra g and Coita Rica would like nothing bet ter than to make a cession, unimportant In area, but which, nevertheless, would hare all the effect of a buffer state be tween iliem. Whether any formal negotiations haw; bean entered upon or thought of by the Ad imiiciratiou or not. the subject-matter is important. An American canal should be out through American so-ii. Our Isthmian nelgbbers are willing to give us the igrouni; and Senator Davte asserts that the JMtfoh Government has no objection to our tiiting the canal as a part of our coast line or to our taking necessary measures for Its protection aad defence. These two osneMerattoas easily point to a solution of the vMteie proWom. which would be saiis ifbeeory to all parties concerned, the Ad imiHtatratten and other enemies cf a really American water way alone excepted. Klilitinsr tit Weneiier, The severe censorship which hold wp all lstelliglblc news from South Africa is lifted this morning sufficiently to let us know that a hard battle is in progress at Wepener, where General Brabant with twenty-five hundred Colonials is being at tacked by an unknown but certainly supe rior force of Boors. He is said to lie well entrenched, and In control of some excel lent natural fortifications; the town Is .provisioned for several weeks, and its gar- rison are men used to Boer tactics and nn- i doubtedly first-class fighters. Wepener Is only sixty miles southeast of Bloemfon taln. and it would be strange if Lord Rob erts is unable to detach a relieving force to Brabant's assistance. But he may have to do it quickly to be successful, as re ports fallow that tho Boer commandos from Tlmofl N'chu. Iteddersburg. Be Wet's Do p, and all around are rushing to make short vtsjrk of the position. Perhaps the most KfgJtoMs danger to the British at Wepener lie In tho fast that a considerable force is moving around to their rear through Basutolaud. AH the Judications are that the butchers' bill -will be heavy. It Is a strange commentary on the sit uation at the Free State capital, that the Boers are Mill in control of the city water works at Samas Post; a fact which Is causing much inconvenience to the troops and Inhabitants. Why, with a hundred thousand men at his command, and ample artillery the British General-in-Chief should be forced to permit such a humil iating state of affairs ts a question mora easily asked than answered. It looks as if .the military conditions must be worst than the most pessimistic reviewer has yet aiiiKt ihpm. That thev are ver bad for the time being is shown In the rcpor: that the British railway lines south of the Orange River are blocked by innumerable trains loaded with supplies and horses, an order having been Issued to stop every thing below the zone of danger. The di lemma which Lord Roberts is facing ap pears to be that he can do little or noth ing until he can get winter clothing and shoes for his entire army, and remounts for his cavalry; supplies which the Boers are striving with actual, If temporary, suc cess to prevent from reaching him. Even if he were not thus harassed by his ene my, it is doubtful if he could do much in the way of a general advance for weeks to come. Judging from the bitter tone of London military critics who are denounc ing the "War Office for not assembling shoes and warm clothing at Cape Town, In preparation for the South African win ter, it is to be suspected that these sup plies are not yet en the way, and possibly have not yet been delivered by the manu facturers in England. The thick-headed blundering of the imperial authorities, in the matter of supplies for the field force, even discounts the regime of Algerism in our own Army, and that statement is about as ugly an afront as could well be offered to tbe offenders. While the brave "Tommies" are shiver ing in their light duck uniforms and thin cotton underclothing, ragged and bare foot, and dying of pneumonia, their fo:s are making hay while tho frost shines. Great as is the British superiority in num bers and guns, it is neutralized to a fear fuLxtcnt through the immobility imposed by the supply conditions to which wc have referred. Probably it would not be much exaggeration to say that the cavalry and artillery still susceptible of being consid ered mobile, are no more than suffi cient to secure the communications from something like destruction. The guns are well enough, but it takes horses to drag them, and dismounted cavalry are less use ful than trained foot soldiers. It Is Im possible to study the picture without thinking of that other one in which we see the army of Napoleon, beaten and re duced to a fragment by the deadly and re sistless power of a Russian winter. Truly, "the battle is not always to the strong!" Sir Redvers Buller is in a plight as bad as that of his superior. Already the nights arc bitterly cold in Northern Natal, and the mortality from enteric fever, dysentery, and pneumonia among his troors is said to be as heavy as during tho last days of the siege of Ladysmith. The army in Na tal is shoeless and without seasonable garments, though, it there were such ne cessities at Durban, they could be quickly in hand. The Boers hold the Drakcsbrg and Biggarsberg ranges, and from the lat ter arc developing their left flank, unmis takably with a view to attack Buller's right and rear. Tlie Porto Iticnn Vole Tomorrow, As matters seemed to stand this morn ing the situation of the Porto Rican ques tion in the House was still a doubtful one. Although the trust leaders were asserting with outward confidence that they would be able to fasten the infamy on the coun try by a majority of six, they were no toriously worried over the indisposition of absentees to return for the vote. Not a few Republican Representatives are known to have left the city w ith a fixed intention not to come back until the Payne-Foraker bill had been disposed of. It is more than suspected that some of these exiles may fail to i,how up at the last moment, not withstanding responses to the crack of the lash that thoy "will arrive in Washing ton Wednesday morning," or arc "start- j K for the Capital by the next train." Mr. Underwood, the Democratic whip. was quoted last night as estimating the j vote to be a tie on the basis of members now on the ground. Probably the work which will be done today and tomorrow morning at the White House, the Hanua headquarters, and the Arlington Hotel, will be sufficient to "convince" enough hesi tating and conscience-stricken Repub licans to make them assist in the perpt tration of the proposed crime. It is a party question that is. a question of money from the trusts for campaign corruption funds. Mr. Rossitcr Johnson arises in New York to nominate Major General Elwell S. Otis as a Republican candidate for the Vice Presidency, and The Times arises In Washington to second the nomination. Mc Kinley and Otis would make an ideal tick et. "Not even McKinley and Alger would be better from the Democratic point of view. One of the inevitable results of broken faith with Porto Rico is seen in the re vival of the icvolutionary party and pro paganda in Cuba. The anti-American atti tude of Gomel and other leaders in the late war against Spain, and of their fol lowers, is ominous not only of local dis turbances, but of a disappearance of the sentiment in the island in favor of annexa tion. Until the insular policy of the Mc Kinley Administration became known, Ujere was a stiong desire among the in telligent classes .in Cuba for union with the United States. But since it has de veloped that, under Republican party rule, annexation would mean government as a subject colony without American civil rights, the situation has suddenly changed. As far as the Cubans can control the mat ter, perfidy to Porto Rico and our own Constitution has killed annexation. Nothing could be finer nor more cn obling than to watch the disinterested and loving efforts of Senator Piatt and his New York machine to force the Republican Vice Presidential nomination upon their darling '"Teddy," who docs not like that kind of thing, swears he will not have it, and shows every tooth in his head every time the subject is mentioned. But the affectionate designs of the "Easy Boss" arc not to be obstructed. He is determined to box and shelve the great War Governor at any cost. How his devoted Senatorial friend would like to have him back where he was. as described by Mr. Doo!ey, "alone in Cuba!" Carnegie appears to be a voracious old philanthropist. Not content with his one hundred and sixty million' dollar steel, coke, mining, and transportation trust, it Is announced that he has gorged himself with ship yards, and has the Cramps. A Hlr.l'K .et of Steel. (Frem the Philadelphia Pre?.') The Ornithological museum of Solothuin, Snit rajrkuid, has conic into jKirtosion of a bird'b nest widen pralmbly is unique. It is a swallow's wst. alHt four iridic bread, built entirely of t-tcel atrfc sprinc?. It was dkeotcred by a workman in fine of the big uatcb iactorics. who lart um tarr 4d often Ktn a swallow flj into the open wrMtii. tk-k tin a bit of metal and flv off ii, 9 trrtehbetiK? tree. . London mill 1'nrin Arc Ulnd. (From tlic Chicago Record.) Par the first time in "cornincrcsil history a di rect aiid regular lrsnjiort Venice has Ik-cc -tablKhrd Uofwvni lAndon ami Pari?. Pour car-co-ioalr'CFcx3albi'ontrucit'd lor the trade have lccun to rmu The-ten ice nilljbe in full opcra-tK-ii in .May? Ths iiiiiovatfcn it welcomed in Jjotii tide. POLITICAL NOTES AND GOSSIP. The PoimlmlN for Dewcyf-TheHon. Ignatius Donnelly, author of the Shake spearean cryptogram and other vagaries, Is swinging around the circle in Georgia and declaring that Admiral Dewey would be a better Populist candidate for President than Bryan. Indeed, Mr. Donnelly says that he is in favor of the Populists nomi nating tho Admiral as their standard bearer. It is generally conceded that this is harder on Dewey "than on Bryan. If memory is not at fault, it is recalled that the Hon. Ignatius "Donnelly was nomi nated cither for President or Vice Presi dent, with the Hon. Wharton Barker of Somewhere at the other end of the ticket, by a national convention of Populists at Cincinnati a year or two ago. At that time it was announced that the ticket then nominated was to be the only one the Populists would put in the field for 1000. However, since then a natioca'l convocation of the faithful has been called at Sioux Falls, S. D., May fi, for the ostensible pur pose of naming candidates for President and Vice President, renewing allegiance to the faith, and incidentally giving a boost to the Senatorial aspirations rf the Hon. Richard Franklin Pcttlgrew. It is thought possible that Donnelly is attempt ing to unite the fortunes of the Admiral with those of Mr. Pottlgrcw, who is kuo.vn to be in despeiate straits. Of course, if the voters of South Dakota could be made to believe that the fall or Pettigrew would mean the fall of the great Admiral they might be brought around to the support of Pettigrew. In pursuance of this scheme it is supposed Senator Pettigrew will find occasion within the next few days to es pouse the cause of Dewey as the Populist candidate for President. As the Hon. Ma rion Rutlcr of North Carolina also has troubles of his own very similar to those of his eminent colleague from South Da kota the popular presumption Is that he, too, will fall Into line for the Admiral. AH of which, it is submitted, goes to sho' that your Populist statesman knows a trick or two about politics, even though he is usually solemu-visaged and demure. Seriously, there is no belief In any quarter that Admiral Dewey would formally signify his acceptance oC- .the Populist nomi nation, even ir it should be tendered to hi in by acclaination, or that he would do anything that could be construed as a desire to becomeidentiHed with the Popu lists. For Convention y (Minimum. From Tennessee there :con'.es to Washington the interesting news lltat the Hen. James D. RichardEon is to be elected permanent Chairman of the Kansas City Convention. How the Tennessr eans Tiave learned this is not stated. Indeed, Mr. Richardson's friencTt? in this city profess to be in utter ignorance of any movement to heap na tional convention honors upon his broad and not unwilling shoulders. On the con trary, the understanding here is that con siderations of good politico suggest the ad visability of calling to the most conspicu ous place in the Kansza City Convention some German-American of prominence and influence. Still, it may be that in his cam paign for Speaker of the next House which all Democrats are confident of con trolling Mr. Richardson's supporters doubtless are determined to keep his name conspicuously to the fore. However, as it is not doubted that the National Conven tion will b? controlled by uncompromising nryanltts U is thought to be highly proba ble that they will not care to advance the Tecnesseean's Sneakcrship race at the ex pense cf other aspirants for that position particularly Judge DeArmond of Missouri -by elevating Mr. Richardson to the posi tion of chief importance at Kansas City. This view of the matter seems especially tenable now that Mr. Richaison, exercis ing his prerogative as Chairman of the Na tional Congressional Committee, has ap pointed on the sub-committee which is to have charge of the Congressional campaign a majority of men who arc known to be out of harmony with the Western senti ment of the party. Adjournment" .Jimp 1". I.'r0nl tuc jn nor circle of the Renublicau councils the report was quietly gii'en out at the Capi tol this morning that the date selected for the adjournment of Congress is June 12. This Is just one week ahead of the Phila delphia Convention, and has the double advantage of allowing Representatives and Senators plenty of time to go home and feel the pulse of their constituents or to remain here in close proximity to the June. There is said to be imminent danger are wasting lime. Whether or not the date mentioned will be the one finally se lected, it is obvious that adjournment will be forced before the Philadelphia Conven tion is held. It is possible that the exi gencies of the situation may force an even earlier adjournment than the first week In June. There is said to be Imminent danger of Mr. Hanna attempting to push his Ship Subsidy scheme forward for consideration in the belief that by a vigorous use of the party lash the bill can be passed at this session, whereas if he permits it to go over to the next session he may lose con trol of the party. In view of this proba bility there is a strong disposition to bring about adjournment the last of May in or der to avert the trouble that is sure to en sue if Mr. Hanua insists upon considera tion of the Ship Bounty bill. It is said that the rumored alliance between the Carnegie steel interests and the Cranio shipbuilding concern has a direct bearing upon this measure. If the consolidation Is effected it will be with the distinct view of getting the legislation which tlie ship ping interests have framed in the Hanna Payne bill, and as neither the steel men nor the Cramps are willing to trust to the prospects of obtaining what they want from a Democratic House it Is considered likely that they will bear down heavily upon the Republican organization, con trolled by Mr. Hanna, to force the bounty scheme through at this session. The pas sage of the bill would be worth many mil. Rous to the special interests in whose be half it was formulated, and, of course, this implies that it likewise would be worth a big contribution to tbeRepubliean cam paign fund. TEACHING THE CUBANS. A Kourtli of .July Ct-Icltrutioii in Their Honor. BOSTON. April 10. Superintendent Frye, of the Cuban Public Schools suggests that the Fourth of July celebration this year he directed specially toward Cuba and that it be virtually a celebration of Cu ban independence whb American Inde pendence. Mr. Frye thinks that such a celebration would inspire in the people of Cuba a feeling of confidence in the United States which would bo very beneficial to the general welfare of the island. He has found favor for his Idea among the mem bers of the patriotic societies. Mr. Frye points out that the Cuban teachers will y; u.u nunuiu n uuu iuu ruurin Ul juiy As being celebrated this year, and he thinks that an observance, such as he proposes, would be a great object lesson for them. He says in a letter on the Subject: "The teachers will go back to their homes and their schools in tho tropical island with hearts overflowing with grati tude. The neighbors will gather round and will learn that to win the world our country would not swerve a hair's breadth from promises and duty. Confidence will be restored and industries, now paralyzed by doubt, will be quickened by certainty." Kleetric l'oivcr in 13 113 1 ami. (rroin the Philadelphia Press.) A fever of electrical power building has broken cvt at last in England. Several companies are hammering at the doors of Parliament to build plants and lines to generate, transmit, and eell electricity. The schemes invohe the furnUhinc of iowcr ami light to all the great citie? of England. One company asks fcr a monopoly of all South Wales, s.'.othcr of Surrey another of the whoh of 5ildi?lescx, Hertfordshire, and Essex. SEEN ANDHEARD AT THE CAPITOL The rules of the Senate require that Im mediately after the opening prayer each day the clerk shall read the journal of tho previous day's proceedings in order that they may be approved, but it has for a long time been the custom for some Sena tor to ask unanimous consent that this formal reading be dispensed with and that the journal stand approved. This request is rarely objected to because no one cares to hear the Journal read and because time is saved by omitting that formality. Last Saturday when the request was made Mr. Jones of Arkansas said that he would not object to It at that time, but that he would object to similar requests In the future, and that he thought the entire journal ought, to be read each day unless some very urgent matter was pending. When the session of the Senate opened yesterday the clerk began the reading and it had proceeded for some time when sud denly Mrn. Chandler sprang to his fret and said: "Mr. President, as- Mr. Jones Is pay ing no attention whatever to tho reading of the journal and has not heard a word of It I move that the further reading be dis pensed yiU," Mr. Jones, who at that time was engaged In a lively conversation with several other Senators, turned red, smiled, and said nothing. There wa3 a suppressed titter of amusement in the Senate chamber and In the galleries, and there being no objection to Mr. Chandler's motion it was declared agreed to. "Nothing "has pfeascd me so much," said Representative Norton of Ohio yesterday, "as the recent action of the Pennsylvania Democrats In selecting an 'instructed' del egation to the Kansas City Convention. There can be no doubt about Mr. Bryan's rcnomlnatinn but to make assurance doubie j sure, I thing the Democratic State conven tions everywhere should send delegates to the Kansas City Convention instructed to vote for Mr. Bryan, and no sincere Bryan tiinn enn In fnnrl fnilh nnnose this action. J I am for Mr. Bryan first, last, and all tho time, and I believe he will be nominate,! by acclamation." Mr. Hoar was seen on the floor of the Senate yesterday for the first time in sev eral days. He has Just returned from Massachusetts, where he accompanied the remains of a relative who died in this city a few days ago. The Senator said last night that his enforced absence ha caused him to neglect several matters which he was about to take up at the time that ho left here, and that he will now carry out the plans he originally made, one of which contemplated the delivery of a speech oa the Philippine question of which he gae notice yesterday. THE PHILIPPINE SITUATION. Surgeon (Jciiornl SW-rnlier;? Receives n Letter From IIIh Ilrolher. Surgeon General Sternberg has received from his brother. Major Theodore Stern berg, paymaster at Iloilo, an interesting letter on the situation in the Philippines. He explains that the soldiers are making large deposits of their money and says: "The figures of deposits made to me for six months ending December 31. ISM, is ?2C2.:'tO. 15. I am only one paymaster, and these deposits represent the troops on Pa nay and Ncgros Islands. Of this amount one company of the Thirty-seventh Regi ment lias about ?:;0,000. the richest com pany in the world. This ?:!0.000, however, represents the capital these men will have when their term of enlistment expires to engage in de eloping these Islands, for most of the men who re-enlisted in tho volunteer service did so with the intention of remaining here. "I must impose on you my opinion as to education. Here is the field for the man or woman with a mission. Kinder gartens is the method and the practical way of getting at the working people of making them, understand that the coming of the Americans means real civilization to them. The ordinary native must ba reached and helped or every ambitious young sprig of the wealthy classes, etcry escaped desperado can In the future take to the mountains with a following of bo Inmen to Jive by plunder or to keep alive political factions. The kindergarten plan can also be used in teaching older scholars our language. "In the systrm of government for the islands the kindergarten should be nt the base. Take Nejgro? Island. Here from T00 to 2.000 working natives are gathered on each hacienda. The haciendas are far apart and each has a local pride and offers a splendid opportunity to try this plan." CLAIMS FOB BOUNTY. Action of tli' l'riye Court n Concern ing Cnpf uril VcKsrls, J. S. Stiipling. United States Attorney for the District of Florida, has filed with the Secretary of the Navy a report show ing the action of the prize courts in his district on claims cf officers and men of the United States Navy for bounty on account of their participation in the cap ture vessels during the war with Spain. In the cases of the Spanish vessels Matilde, Sofia, Trcs Hermanos, and Penero, the Attorney General is conridcriug the advisability of refunding the net proceeds of the tale on the ground that their own ers were Cuban sympathizers. These fol lowing cases have been completed and the officers and men of the naval vessels named will get the proceeds of the sale of the Spanish vessels: Ctndita, captured by Wilmington, the dishing and the Foote, ?939; A. Bolivar, captured by the Terror and the Ma chias, $12,433; Amapala, captured by the Wilmington, Newport and the Marietta, $1,831; Belle Yuez. captured by the Pom pey. Uncas and Hudson, S2S5; Domingo Auretlo. captured by the Mtiple and To peka, ?2,057; Dolores, captured by the Eagle, ?S59; Frasquinta, captured by the Montgomery and Indiana, ?20,i."S; Mas catta. captured by the Machias, Terror and Leydou. $92; Argonauta, captured by the Eagle and .the Marblehead, $48,923; Rcstormel (British collier) captured by the St. Paul. $13,321, nnd Twickenham (British collier) captured by the St. Louis, ?1.07S. The following vessels have been con demned and the court's decrees of distri bution are all that is necessary to com plete the cases: Panama, captured by the New York and Mangrove, ?45,S37; Lorenzo, by the Indiana, Terror, Iowa, New York, Porter and Amphitritc. $21,514; Galllto. by the Eagle, $.109; Glbara, by the Nash ville, $2,691; Espresso, by the Nash ville, $2,283. TWO MEN CRUSHED TO DEATH. Tlie Victims Killed Itenenth a Car nt HiirrlHhtirgr. HARRISBURG. April 10. Two men were crushed to death and another fatally in jured by an accident in the Pennsylvania Railroad yards. Foster Grubb, S. K. Clouser, and Charles H. Schafer, with sev eral other repair men, were engaged in repairing a car whicli was elevated on jacks on the top tracks. While at work a draft of cars was sent down an adjoining track and ran. through an open switch into the car which was being repaired. It was knocked over and fell on the three men Several others working under the cars had narrow escapes. Grubb and Clouser were crushed into a shapeless mass and Schafer is at the hospital in a critical condition. All were married and leave families. Expcnaive TelcKrrniih Tolls. (Froni Ainslee's Siagarine.) Telegraphirg td different parts of the world U still an rapenslvej business. The rate per word for wsya in ratio to the distance. Th? rate from. New York to sonic South American or "West In, dian ports is neatly 2 per word, but in reaching tlici Dainty-the melees travel twice across the' Atlinti. j IN THE HOTEL CORRIDORS. Henry George, jr., was at the Rlgg3 yes terday for a few hours. He was passing through tho city and called on' several friends. The son or the great economist is not in politics this campaign, atyl is de voting himself to business. He- left for New York during the afternoon. "The lat3t and most novel project being considered in Manhattan is the construc tion of an artificial island in New York Bay, between Ellis and Liberty Islands," taid M. A. Caswell, a New York financier, at the Shoreham, last night. "A company is being formed with a capital of $3,000,000, to put the idea into effect. It is proposed to erect plera, docks, and elevators of great size on the new island, and later to con nect it with the mainland by means of a Eteel trestle, which will extend to the ter jnjmrS of the Jersey Central Railroad. It will then be possible for vessels to take grain direct from the cars, as they do in other ports, and to do away with the of fentive and extortionate lighterage tariffs. E. F. Cragin. of the Cragin-Eyre syndicate, headti the new company." J. L. Martiri, a merchant, of Naples, Italy, is at the Raleigh, on a pleasure trip, and will spend a few days fn the Ameri can Capital. "Like much of tho news you get from the Coutinent, the reports of an impending political crisis In Italy are, much overdrawn," said he last night. "The stories that the Government is likely to be overthrown at nny moment are all untrup nnd all nonsense. The people are loyal to the monarchlal Government, with the-exception cf the usual band of Socialists found everywhere, and the officials not only have everything well in hand, but are pre pared to put a stop to any disorderly demonstration without trouble. There is no fear of revolution, at least not in my time, and I hardly think in yours." "Capo Nome does not have a monopoly of all the gold on the Pacific Coast, saui J. V. Webb, of Sacramento. Cal., at Cham bcrlin's last night, "ami if the expe.I ments now being made In the American River near Sacramento are successful, we will show the Alaska people some go'd and furnish them with modern dredges. The banks of this stream are rich in tha yellow metal, but it is a strange fact that suction dredges have alwajs failed in tne work. They raise everything exrept the me al. which seems to be too heavy for them. The shovel and ladder and bucket dredges are the only successful ones, and tests are Le ing made with new patterns which may solve the problem of underwater mining. As It is agreed that the rUhcst deposits in Alaska He beneath the ocean, the Cai.'or nia experiments will he watched with in terest, as they may result In prcduin tons of gold where pounds were formerly obtained." WORK ON BATTLESHIPS. HcporlN N hotline tin "iir Comple tion of New Sen !' I k liters. The completion of work by the contract ors on the battleship Kcarsirge and the Enqiisli-built sheathed and protse'ed cru b er Albany is announced in the monthly re port for March of Rear Admiral Th Up Hichborn. Chief Naval Constructor. 011 the the condition of vessels under cons' ruition fcr the Nay. One per cent of work ic uinlits to be done, however, on both cs sels. The report shows that of the tattlesh p the Kentucky is 9S psr cent conicfc t d. the Alabama 91 per cent, the Wisconsin 90, the Illinois 7G, the Maine 21, the Ohio IS. a d the Missouri 1 per cent. Of the s x she." til ed protected cruisers of the Denver c ass, the Chattanooga is the only one en whi.h wcik has been begun, anil she is credited with I per cent. Of the four mcnitjrs, the Conecticut and the Wyoming aic 41 and 13 per cent completed. rc:petively; the Florida 29 per cent, and tti2 Arkansas 22 per cent. The Lawrence and the Mac dor.oiigh lead the list of sixteen tirpedT boat de&troyers, w Ith SS and S6 per cent of work done. Of the fifteen torpedo bo;ts. the Go"d borough is 81 per cent completed, the Stringham 9S per cent, the Stockton S7 per cent, and the Bayley 85 per tent. No work has been done on the submar ine torpedo boat Plunge.- during the m nth but the Navy Department has arrjuged with her contractors for the rpfund.ng o the Government of the $90,000 adran ed on her construction if she is not completed soon. She has had 85 p?r cent of the wo.k done on her. AMERICAN COAL IN EUROPE. An KfTort Mfldf in Gvt in Ttiiifli With Kvporters. The Bureau of Foreign Commerce has received a letter from Messrs. J. Go:pI J . Co., Schitdanischcdijk. No. 150, Rotter dam, to the effect that they de ire to en ter into business relations with American coal exporters, but net knowing lb Ir j names they send copies cf a circuUr. with the request that it be distributed ameng important coal dealers in the United States. This method is adopted in order not to lotc time in correspondence. The circular reads: 1 Pejr Hr: s now s- the iiiik fir :'n coat merchant to cMnid ! export of the'r product to Ihiropean ports. prtc, vn thU ::hr having aii tancfd in ruth a wjy tlut it ea:i be .ldranttee oii-lr iii!ort(il into the Meditcrranrin. Iihuk Sea, Djllii-, etc., we bhull lie plead to b informed if j on .ire 0cn for export trade. I If this U the c?s we ltfc to orTir you our strv 1 ices ar agcnt. seinsr fully up in the real trade ami well introduced 3t above-najned portc. If you feel inelintd to avail jourself of our fcrviies. plea. tend ti hj Mxt mail dct-iilcd dfecripiiors of q-uliliei of yuur coal, names of collier., state mint cf kiii,o!C for which it is used, quantities xou miaht be able to export to Kuroj.c, with com 'pet ith e price? and conditions of sale. Please ?tr.d ti at the amc time jour concitions for mir acting as jour agent?, as a h.- of tinw will undoubted!.! au-c a losi of advantage. ; Awaiting the faior of jour earliest reply, ut ' remain, etc.. J. COMPEL & CO. I Not wishing to discriminate between coal companies, the Bureau of Foreign j Commerce publishes this circular for the 1 information of those interested. It also ! calls attention' to the fact that a number of reports have been received from United States representatives abroad in regard to the scarcity of coal in foreign, markets. A CHURCH SENSATION. 1'nntor nnd All the OHloer Temler Ile.HiKnntlnnn. DOYLESTOWN, Pa.. April 10. Quite sensation was created here yesterday when the announcement was made of the resig nation of Rev. N. C. Fetter, pastor, and every officer of the Dojlestown Baptist Church. The members of the churcli are reluctant to discuss the matter, but so far a3 can be determined from cautious statements made here an dthere, It appears that one faction wished to reduce the pastor's sal ary,"' and that his salary had not been paid up to date. It is averred by Mr. Fet ter's friends that this is due to the fact that he declined to be governed in his pas toral duties by any individual or faction, and opposed every suggestion that tend-d to make distinctions in hl3 congregation. "With the resignation of the pa3tor there were handed- in tbo3c of the dciccns, trustees, and the church clerk. A KefrcHhltijc Hat Useless Drin!;. (Trcisi tli3 London Leader.") Frederick Villicrs, in hU letter about .M.ipr$f n tcin, relates this incident: After the battle he came on eome of the wounded enemy. "The Scandinavian in command had a batonet thrust through his stomach, and was dying." He signed Jo me that he was thirsty. I lifted him up .vid gave him a cup of condensed milk. A wounded companion Ijitvr by his aide said, in very good English: "It's no. use to give it to him, iir; it only runs out of the hole in his tomach.' This Vvas true, but still the poor fellow had the sensa tiou of the refreshing draught pacing down IiU throat. It was his last drink. I can sec his fa;cr, .huriges Jpokcven now, and. though an enemy, I wish 1 could have done more for him. A few Jjtuirs.aftcrwanldie was buried, by the side of the heroes of the Highland Urigadc." THE ARMY CANTEEN. Cliaiilnln.Cliarlea C. Pierce Make a Ileport Advocntliif? It. Charles C. Pierce. Chaplain U. S. A., has submlted a report to the Secretary of War in which ho advocates the canteen system as a means of preventing over indulgence In'splritous liquors by soldiers in the Army. Chaplain Pierce went to Manila with the first consignment of troops and remained there until a few months ago. The report deals with the general moral and physical condition of the army, and states, that there has been marked improvement In both particulars. The cleaning of Manila and placing it in a sanitary condition has had a very no ticeable effect. Smallpox, which is usually epidemic once a year In Manila, has greatly diminished, and the chaplain states that there Is good reason to believe If the city Is kept clean that it will event ually disappear entirely. Speaking of the saloons In Manila the report says: "I have read the statement that but two saloons existed in Manila, at the time of its occupation by the Americans. As I first saw that city, only eight days later. I can say that this figure is too small; and although It is a fact that more public sa loons exist today. It Is also true that there are cot so many of them as to Involve . net increase in the number of places in Manila where liquor may be procured, but. on the contrary, a diminution. The truta is that the American saloon has super seded something else. "What it has superseded is a most im portant question in this interesting con troversy. When I first saw Manila the streets were practically lined with little nipa huts, in which the natives were sell ing native gin. These gin shacks should certainly be included in the number of drinking places. "The character of the native drink waa so fiery and villainous that its effect upon Euch of our men as used it. was deplora ble. Our authorities set to work to re strict this traffic by a system which finally resulted in its prohibition. I am not per sonally an advocate of any saloon, but I am forced to give my teatlmonv that the sub. stitution of regimental, canteens, in which only beer was sold, in place of this trafllo In native gin, resulted in almost immediate and perceptible Improvement in the so brlety of the troops. "I should welcome the day when all men out of the army, as well a3 in it, might find it agreeable by their abstinence, to crush out the market for all malt or spir ituous products. That age. however, has not dawned, and my own opinion is that It is better to accept sjch forms of re striction as are feasible, than to insist upon a theory which, however ideal. Is impossible of enforcement," ANOTHER STRIKE FEARED. The ChlcnKo 3InrliiniNtN Charge the Kmploj er With I nfnlrnr.. CHICAGO, April 10. "Only an unloo'ed for change ia the policy of the owners of machine shop can prevent a renewal of the machinists' strike on a scale that will make the recent strike appear Ii'ke a p'g my in comparison," said a leading official cf the local Machinists' Union. "More over, if such a contest of strength ad endurance ij precipitated it will require superhuman efforts to control the men. and the bosses may exp ct to reap wi.at they have sowu. What developments su.h a struggle would produce no man can fore see, for affairs have reached a crisis." While most of the strikers have teen re instated in the shops where they worked prior to the struggle, the 4,500 machinists involved are now. they say, coafroated with worse conditions than they expe rienced before their fight. The specific charge brought against the employer. is that they have failed to abido by ihcir agreement not to show discrimination against thoce who were active in the strike. Many of the workmen were cp poicd to the settlement reached, th.ir con tention being that the tose3 were tcatea and that too many concessions were made. Though still in ..force, the strike ia the powerhouses In the Chicago City Railroad Company has not caused an interruption cf the service since Saturday morning, tie morning after the men quit work. Fear ing failure if they cont.nue en pre ent lines; the strikers are considering affi.ia tion with the Steam Power Council and the proiosed Street Railroad Employes Union. They aim to cause the defect.on to spread to conductors anil gripmen. ai.d to gain the co-operation of the coal team sters. If the support of the last named is secured it is maintained that the entire South Side system could be tied up again in twenty-four noun. New men have been secured to replace the strikers, and the powerhouses are un der police protection. Two meetings ot street railway employes were called to dis cuss the question of org-clzaton a.ong the lines suggested by J. A. Davis, in the secret circular published Saturday. Men thought to be spotters compellel the men 10 abandon the original ocject of the gath erings. 'i expect no further trouble from the strike in our powerhouses." said General Menager McCulIoch, of the Chicago C.ty Railway Company. THE MARYLAND STRIKE. Conl Miner nml Kmjiloj en Ajsree to .Meet. FROSTBUF.O. Md., Aoril 10. Superin tendent B. S. Randolph, cf the CenrolWa tlon. Comrny. whose miners tfeclared a strike Saturday, to txgia at raidoigbt April 7. emphatically denies th? statement in the circular ot the raiaer3. "that he wanted a strike and preferred to hve it at oacc." The business men of Midland learned that Mr. Randolph would aid in brisglng about a meeting between President C. K. Lord and the miners of the Consolidated Cosl Company. Morthanw Edward Grant ami William Phillips, of that place, wera sent to Frotburg and were here joined by Jchn Chambers. D. F. McMulicn, George 1 earce and Duncan" Shaffer. Thre foul ness men called upon Mr. Randolph at tb Frostburg office of the compoay and sug gested to Mr. Randolph that It was belier-M that it a meeting between Xr. Lord and a committee of the Consolidation Coal Com pany's own miners ceuW be effected t!at the present trouble in the ccwl regioa cmM be settled. Mr. Randolph replied that he Iml al ready written Mr. Lord to thia efftet and It was agreed that a committeo of five min ers and two business men be sent to Bal timore to confer with Mr. Lord. The committee of miners is to be select ed by the Consolidated Coal Company's miners, one of whom is to be a non-union man. The anticipated conference between Pres ident Lord and the delegation or mlnerd and business men was disbursed in a very conservative manner by groups of men as sembled on the streets of Frostburg and about the mines, and much speculation was expressed as to the probable outcome. CURRENT HUMOR. Ialrntlflcil. (From the Chicpso Tribune.) "Well. Amy," said the jouns man in tlie par lor, "do jou" know who 1 an:?" "Yes. sir." answered the little girl, who Iiad been studying- his face in solemn silence fsr sev eral minutes. "I rcc-ni.c jou. Y"u're the man that always wears the latest stjle of derby hat in the biir clothing store advert toniftit in the newspapers." Girlish. Confidence. (From the Chicago Tribune. Pcrtie bweetun-5-I wouldn't marry the best man alive. Would you? Mecna Ztwcr es, dear. I would, and Ira going to in about six weeka. MoilcHlly Admit tod. (From the Chicnso News.) "Oh. but I do love to go ?htr.pins." said the maid of o:nc thirty -seven umm. rs more or Iea "especially when there is a Uirsain sate." "Huh!"" growled' the c-l b-.n-heIor. "I fjil U sec any fun in getting in a crowd and ticlR;; squeezed nearly to death." "Tliat's just what I enjoy mo-t." reptu-d Ihr- romantic maiden, as she coily hid liar glowing; face behind her zr-. NOTES OF THE DAY. , The United PUte florernment has t pay y a?:y for the ae of nwt of the tele-esplc sights now employed on tin sea coast and neW. artillery guns. New Zealand's tUt industry has revived and flourished exceedingly, owinic to tae war In the l'tiilippim-a having shortened th eutpwt et the Manila fibre. Statisticians have been enjraj?ed at fj-rurimf out the proportion of Mckncs in hunun'Hfe and reach the conclusion that it is abaut nine day in the year. Venice famous dojje palace is being endan gered by the weicht of 280.000 vobim which have letn in it since 1312. The Italian ifinvtra ment has appropriated fumU for their removaL There are eoinpntn.s for being anabMIutO monarch. The Kaiser's play, "Der KInzahn," though an utter failure In BtrHn, is sJM 'perform ed at the Itoyal Theatre "by all Mgh&st com mand." Mormons are interested in missionary rork to a greater extent than is generally known. One rule of iiie chureh Is that the yoanjr fIfc of the flock must scne three years in advancing the doctrine. The statement that the ieord price was paid in New York tor Daly' flwt fHo f Shakespeare is denied by the "London Telegraph." whfoh claims that last July ?3,SCO was paW to a epy in London. " New tieriodicafe to the number f 378 wee started in the United Kiirjiiom bi rear, ami tac publications wort- (Kscontiaucd. LenAm' fhw pnper, magazine", awl iictUneutu peritJIwtli at present number 'S.'MH. Golden and diamond wMiig3 were cuMfculeil by Oil eoiiplw in Pruia in liJO, ajil t slate rii'tributtd jubilee metis's to neb Iwnlwwt aad wife. In Berlin ami the province f IJiaailan burjr the number of t!ee cottplea wa 13. Mi"is-!ippi has a $199.60? 1 1 rr tatut. M w located fifteen mihs frem Ba? St. Leufe. TNr are S.OuO layinjr hen. 1.S00 imhtttrio-; .ducts. aLi hundred of turkey-. Ecs ar ttwktrett ki wheelbarrow, and thirty- large iHeubatcra art m constant use. It u stated that aLc9tos i to be tsad ia Ma ins the Itujian battleship new buRdtm; at tfce Cramp thipyatds. and that the otheets at Mte United Stated Navy are eoosulerins the advfea biiity ot tstnx the -amc precaution n tlkt Vtsfeeta that are beis built for the Amencaa riee. It is feared that the Freaeh railways wMel men in ordinary times hare i&BInt aeeam mndmtorH far travelers, wilt be amble t haaaWe the Kxpeition Winesd. Oae Kb atone tm kw(H onkrrd by the (JatTnmeBt t add 105 ' 27'2 iu-Rr and 1,27-4 freight cars t itt steok. OheramMerait ia refcearoK; for the Qftctaafct prrfttriiMnee of the l'ate Itay M junuaer. Jiwcf Mayr will be uaubte to take tk uart tt fhrfetr owUv- tt the effect t . aeeMMt in the vrxfe faur yef 32V. ami An Lanjg. a unz man whom be kaj trained, feu been b ititated. An Oregon mnun h patented a nrat Main? wardrobe, haviosr a fair of u4a afcie Mngeii to the back, with shelve hinged to epe M m sb, to drep dewn when the nde ace'drawn sMtt, st lawinir the whole In be fWed azan the . the front being .Vrmti et a curtain te been) ant the dVt. The rapidity with wbtefc the pHfciiH al U crmntry hi be.ng increased by fcnaw-eattoit I shown by the ft that if the new arrivals en tinoe to make thetr appe-jrance at tbe mme Bate as thev bate I en desag (taring tbe rifst tw er three ineflfft the tetal for tbe ywr 46 Man nearly ball a million. Pineapple orehaide in FVmWb are undtr inwr. Ten or fifteen acres aie planted and a an menu: aUmt seven feet bve the smnMi is tpnmi the orchard. TbK ecwerlBg', of eewee. i aennstd so that tneie are openings at certain. (Mmbhmm. giving plenty of Mght and air f the batter cultivation of the trees. The teve:3 collectively tensed mainriaf, wbfcft range frem what wm net nneosatnon is ceiaiHi part' of Kngtand filly tears ago tmkr .th name of "igue" to the raaHgnaot and skin! form-t met with in tbe tropic?, nave tauatitntnJ. terbapg, the cheif impediment to tbe cobifetutLn t' European of many ceentriee. After SoMh Africa "tm cowered Ortat BrtsKH U soing to offer to each of ber toldies wheee time ha-- expired -W acres of bunt there, ase vi.lrd tbey will occupy it for ten years, m sm icJitiemcnt to att!e in tbe to natty. AB bjr crneiaU and all tbe ltrinia,- and ntber eearnjKtneaj concerned are farerabte te tbe ntes. IMdcBls of trachea. IIL. are In temr at a Mexican nee tag. which b eteiipedt It h equipped with string pinchers ami a bank. ISa mode cf preeednre i to tauten Heelf trf a nee of the victim antt then in-ert ii be Jar a -piotw drsMtcht of blood. It cannot be drtaebed nit hoot tearing out a ritee e! tbe Utefc. Prof. Dean C. Worcester, who hu jnae se ined hw chair in the UBhrenity af MkbfoMt, Lis rau" an offer of a salary af $l5arJ a eta w manager ot certain mining interests kt tike PM. ippine Irfamt.-. ami when hU chttie? is Cawtn woner are fotniled he may accept tbe otfer. lib salary at the University of Michigan wa (.MM, It is curieua t note that the last tarce the atres burned in Parid hae all been state er, h they are called in France. "sub!fcd" bawtj the Opera (1573), the Opera Ccnriqae (K7). aad now the Francaif. Bot whefu tweiw wnes e!aed between the burning of tbe Opera Onsume and tbe rebtnUHng. the Franeais will, it is soW. be reopened by the middle of July. Ceylon is the heme ef the largest specie? l pider than h3 yet been rnde the swbject of en tomological investigation. TH web-spisri-mocater lives in tbe aoi mountainows dbtriet cf that rmrged i!and and places bis trap not a gos-aiwr !are of airy lightness, bt a bag net cf yellow silk hwn five to ten feet in dUwwtet acrW the ehnsnts and Qv5r5 ia mk, Mrs. Lillle Deverewx Bbike, af JSew Yot, nranfe some of tbe eeasH enumerators to be women. Understanding that tbe object mn to womtH Jbr ?uch work Hi that tbe enumerator are 'rwjnenr receive,! with bestiiiry aad abase front tbe esnv meratcd in certain section, see inputs tbnt tbe women employed be 9MCBd t tbe jatiaM where where the reMnits are inteffialMt ass) pa lite. It is stated that wnder tbe America nfaei the c cheat attendance in Cwba has been raited fcssH 4,(m to S0N pupil", wi It ?. twehrr At thonrk KrarJMt i Uufffcl. t?te tracbet -'' are Cobna. No local ebol bws nt Tbe school ciprMe. which it espeeto wl tbN year reach fear minion kIUr. are paid (Mm tb tehMMl tresjnjr. Tae tear salaries r bfpher than tho paid if the United States. There i a new l?jrt conUnrr tbe K Ijant wruch Ktmt:t aa- Trfnuftbed ndrr i amnio, By apply! 1 to lift atnwpnrre so pfiimrt It is claimed belter thai WrNhoch BgrM In njo tlwtd. Tbe imymetment t Ate- to the hifpr fars Min '-4 Tehn-ilT of tbe Sowing gas. It Oamt tbe nreate-t tntennty of the flhmo. to be stmta ferwrt to a bJirowr pomtbn. The lfcbl fc am Meter able jtrcfcUh light ami pres a very brgh Jltaiw nstinc imrWarv. rotrolatioa .f the four greatest aitfes at the Itanea rawpire is niven as follows in tho mnitia df Ho rceetst eentate: St. FeWfcfbwrg. 1JHJKJ; Mew. with its two oobwrb;, tSS.SH; OoWa, 4B0JM1 (a sral inerea- since ISM), and Warsaw. S.07i. ffcatrary to what is eorrril abswat interr-altr t brooch t Europe, tbe men ontmim hr tbe women m tbr three Srst-aamed rajaimnai tire; while in tbe fe-t. ar,ow the pMnartfcw of women bos slfcaUr sPrbw to the Of man. Soys "AJo-e Magoilne:" "Th eet 0 een firoHtar a i9tm . about s per nose aa4 tbe tetal amotml htvrMro m swVmnflM tfeftf al pmrrt k epwrsrd f fSM.wn.tfiM. The wmar of the ! '! lim ! m much greottr h ike sasTtxat!-. The tarwt efmpofijr in joaeriOH h, .i .apitil (f Ba.OW.M, pa.r ent yemhr U-twun ?.-.'",. and ?N.ft.ta salaries, snd la-l t.ar eairieit Mver tm.6M.bM nwMces. ' Vbaau tfcrtwrs are inatfcfttiate, hot they wnr ftp snow that u-Wcraplw ttim one of the rUT gnat bwtlMr4 intents." A UrWs.'pvn iCoiM.) go ib law aiilejnjt sixty ToBt live qwail frem Kanse. amA Kfiim.i to liberate the Wr at vriet point ,m the stjrtcnndin rmtntry. They fcJta d" etpeetcd that when liberated tbey will be eaJy alu to maintain tbi-"lve. ami wit! nm.r dnrbmr April ami May. Kn"b pohr wiH l" J tiro of tn or tw4e hitA, d dortaat c .Hreraer nd early fall, aad it f-,ft aWtt S fr b f ,b B5 S07Z' VOn the fci"B" Ma--.it ofl arrne. ns oM last, there will probably be ab-ut S.CW nnil itt tire sparfexnen. "Cuban war reHeV --sy t TMIinjhfphii Record," seem to he a drus en the mnenst while, on the ether tan the soarof"! settni iron is almost unprercrfcntel. Tbee two lotnui staricw Iwre result! ia ib -hiptting to ttto e;ry ot gTcat munritle tt h"t and ihaft (smr be battlcfkl'L) f tuba, w!iM-b ate belns Sboaied uji at price arviru; tr..m til t 17 u. tvJ. l fnat all kind f.I Ui jroT U- they rto o. rot are Coming thU if from tbe Wet lorti. Krom Cuban sugar planiatkns which wet r V Atr iwr tho war htrg waMgnuM-nM ot frm-r .u are beifig nn. A vewl currying t n. 1 t:p ot 2.M' t of tW aid metal. t' it - 1! iCTcral biiixirwl csnm.n lmfl. in ik. i- y to tbfe pert. whUe , tacaon bui - 1 r--ccntb consigned Ut (!lsgiw rc t i. soliations are now pentHng for t(h. n, i in into the Unittd btalrs of all tb- . . ' t can t-e. four.d. 11-e thetc-TW toc liar ! . h p Pd here frun Cuba rt'tniu the lat two tnrHthj."