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THE MORNING TIMES, WJEDHESDAY. FEBRUARY 24, 1897
tj&fe.mtmed (MOKMJO, TXESV-a AND hUBAY) By THE WASHINGTON TIMES Co. HU1C1IINS BUILDING tfOETJIEAST COBSEll llTU iSI) D STS. Tc'ephones editorial Rooms, -IsG Business Oilicc. WO EW 0IIK orFICE, -003 TRACT nUILDlNG I'licc onuugorllvCHinsLditiou. Oiu t bmiday Ldlllon '- -cnts llontlilv, bj Carrier !S5"dbn::::.2S SJSSl.ua nrr c Sunday, ) BY MAIL POSTAGE PREPAID llornvng. Evening and Sunday 50c Morning and Sunday 3c Evening and Sunday 35c The "Weather Todiiy. The forecaster at the. Weather Bureau pioinlses a continua tion "Jr fair weather today ai tlie Difctiict of Columbia, Mary land and Virginia Heavy ov ercoats will be in demand, how ever, ab it will be colder. Northerly winds -will prevail during this peiiod The T-ec Reii;nution. Tlie semi-official statement to tlie effect that Gen Fitzhugh Lee had not re&igucd, taken in connection with Rtiarded hut sug-gc-stivt remniks, in administration circles, concerning the general's "hot-headedncss," place-, the matter m an aspect of some doubt as to the actual, official fact, but very little as to the essential truth of the report All or tlie notorious circumstances and conditions of the situation make it seem impossible that Gen Lee could longer stoop to tlie mortification and indignity of his positional Haana, treated as liclh, and has bcin. In his own gov eminent, as wellasl.v tbatof Spain To leave him there without the moral backing of a squadron at least has amounted to a personal out rage as well as a dastardly indifference to the propei tj, liberty and lives of the American citizens he was sent ostensibly to protect To nfuse that reinforcement to hi position, in the face of a cruel mur der pel etrated upon a worthy American citizen, in an outrage at once upon him, the nan and honor of the nation and ev ery one or its inhabitants "We cannot believe that Fitzhugh Lee would buok this last cowardly result. "We shall feel justly surprised if he does not, at sonif future time, demand pei&onal explanation of it from whoever maj le the resjionsible person or persons He lias been grossly affronted, and in his person we all liae. llie Perrine Claim. It oeem- to us to declaie that a totilly nnne-cessarv and Impioper hullabaloo has been made in relation to this to called Perune claim, in which Mr Cleveland is eoid tobcintercsted on account of the ic!a liouship of his respected mother-in-law to uonie of the parties to the case Mr Thur ber tells us that Mr Cleveland didn't even know or the thing until he read it In The Times, or some othei newspaper, or lieaiel of it in some other way. At all events Mr. Thuiber says, Mr Cleveland doesn't know anything about the matter and di.en't care anything about it. Probablv Mr Thurber is righk The cliances are alKiut 100 to 1 that Mr Cleve land didn't know anything about this rerrine chum until his attention had been called to it by some adverse criticisms printed in tle newspapers or otherwise circulated But how about ionic of the otheio interested some of the others, vvc mean, who aie connected tiioie or les le motely with the Pcrrinc family? Have they kiovn anything about the claim? And, further, just to be thorough about these inquiries, haven't some of these same iilnmes piocecded in pressing this busint s- forwaid on a supposition that it vould receive favorable attention at t-v cry stage because of the imagined inteiest which the President would be supposed to Jia-v e in it? Thi is the way the thing usually works. Give some people an inch and they will take a mile. Have a large family while you are Pi evident, and they are liable, Bay, they are likely, to do a great many strange things J-omc of these will com promise you, and you will sometimes wish that you v ere not the commaflrlei in-chief of the Anuv and Navy and Thuiber No, llr Cleveland probably doesn't know any thing about the Perrine claim, but it doesn't follow that otherb haven't urged it by inspiring their cause with the danc ing, flashing magic of his great, big name. 'I he Lesson of Crete. An.'Tican citizens shoulel not forget that, a few weeks ago, our minister at Madrid discovered that a collective note was about to be dispatched Trom the bpainsh foreign orrice, its purpose being to invite Joint action or the European powers in prevent ing intervention by the United States In Cuba. Upon learning this, without wait ing for orders, which was well, Minister Taylor talked to the Spanish foreign secre tary, the Duke of Tetuan, to 'such purpose that the latter humiliated himself before the American repreientatlv e and declared thu1 1 e had altogether abandoned the project. There is reason for believing that this declaration was hypocritical and false. It is report cd that a, special messenger had Iwen posted off to Tarls witha, copy of the note berore our minister heard any thing about the matter; that, thereafter, Ejirjnish legations everywhere were fur nished w ith duplicate copies of the same, &nd that the very negotiations denounced ty Mr. Taylor, and, as has been supposed, dropped by Spain, in fact lias been act lvely pushed ever .since, with some prospect of uccess. Republican Trance would not consider the proposition in any sense, und it is no doubt to this friendly attitude that we owe the warning couve)ed to our legation. But with the dynastic powers, Sussia por fcaps eveepted, it Is different. A leading Xf Spanish .statcsmau recently deel ired that, upon the completion of the Nicaragua Canal, Cuba would become the Gibraltar of the .American Mediterranean. That statement furnishes the key of the situa tion which we may bo called upon to con front. In the event of an American canal, and American control over the island of Cuba, the chief commercial and naval powers or Europe would considei their interests under serious menace. In this connection, it is significant that Germany is credited with trying to acquire tlie Danish Wist Indian islands Tlie possibilities which European dynasties may see in the rutin e might easily lend to a coalition and a, great naval demonsttation in American water? with the pin pose or filing the fate or the Spanish Antilles under continued and permanent European control for all time There is nothing to assure us that tlie powers would not d.u e to do in Cuba what already thiy have done in Crete. The' probability that they might, even that they maj, do so contains a terrible warn ing to us. And jetif we had any national backbone the trouble and thedangei would be over in a day . Jtecognilion or tlie inde pendence of Cuba would settle the matter out of hand. Delay will eveiy day increase the chance of such action by the European concert as Spam is fomtntingand the Ger man Linppror perhaps promoting. If anything is to be done to rescue the country from the mire of international disgrace in which it has been made to wallow by the present adiiiiuibtiatioii.it should and .must be aoue veiy quickly. Itet After Glory. Out of the great mass of American news papers there are not more than two or three whose utterances concerning the President can be considei ed as inspired Trom one of thi'se journals we are per mitted to gather statements and piedio tio'is that carry conviction, because they are in close agreement with what is known of the character of their great subject Therefore, on the strength of the au thority mentioned, Solidllied by the etern il probabilities, it may be said that tl e chief of the present administration is borne down and almost crushed with the v'ht of that tired feeling coincident!) and sym pathetically shared bv his fellow -country men He line folded, docketed, rubber strapped and pigeon-holed all his Politic il purposes, hopes, ambitions, and ideas, sent them on to Princeton with the remainder of the furniture, and now all he wants is to get over that ride to the Capitol with his successor as quickly as possible, and turn his back upon the affairs of the nation In short, he is withoutany active idea, except a longing for retirement and rest If he feels thut he dcseive better of his countr) thai' to huve been h impen'd and Interfered with by the Congress in his efforts to bestow upon it the full blessings of personal government, he is too w e try to mention the fact He is like u big, inno cent child after a day of hard pliying and fighting, who has filled himself with good things and wants to go to sleep In a tomnolent way he hopes that the Democratic party nia) do the proper thing and resign in favor of the bolting gold bugs, but he does not expect to do any ihing to that end hiniseir His forte is the administration of object lessons, but his power in that direction will pass to McKmlcy The inspired authoiity remarks that "he believes, 1 ov ever, tint the silver heresy will soon pass av.ay, and that the party battles ot the futuie will be fought on the old 1-ncsof revenue and expei.dit in e " We are so seldom able to agiee v. nh Mr Cleveland many thmgthat wetnkepleasure in indorsing this view, that is, if we cor lectly understand the pos tion attnbuted to him. In speaking of "the party," natur ally he has only the gold party in mind, because for him none other exists We feel quite confident that the future cam paigns or that pail) will be conducted on the old lines of as mi eh revenue a i osMble fiora foreign bond syndicates and native trusts, and upon the expendituie of the same for education and votes Mi. HammS Ambition. "As far as my policv goes," .Mr Ilanna ileclares, "il will be to aid tlie McKmley administration and m particular to assist in framing at ouco a tariff mil which will seek to restore confidence to the country and give a stimulus to our Industries That is now the chief purpose of my life ' But a few short months ago it was Mr Banna's sole aspiration to procure Mr Mc Kinlev's nomination to the Piesidenc). He entered, two oi three months later, upon the task of electing Mr McKmley, ah if that w ere the chief end and aim of his existence Now he wants a tariff bill, and he wants It bad and quick; and, having been provided with a chance to sit in the Senate, he is coming here to see about it Moreover, this tariff bill, which Mr. nanna will begin at once to construct, is intended to restore confidence and give a stimulus to industry In the present condition of the country al most any remedy for these woeful business ills will seem worth trying. The couutiy will hardly have the conftdence in Mr Hanna's latest cure all, however, that it would have had if his prediction that the mere election of McKlnley would restore confidence and stimulate industry ; for we bcliev e that he agreed with his good friend rorakcr at one time that it woulel take about twenty minutes for prosperity, with honor, to return to us The tariff bill is now the thing Perhaps Mr. Ilanna is coming to hiB senses; ror at least. If he succeeds m rush ing the tariff bill through Congiess and through tne White House, a heavy load of responsibility will be lifted froin his shoulders He has made many campaign promises. Some were necessary to secure the money of the bankers, for the distribu tion ot boiler plate litcratuie. Borne wtie also necessary to secure the money of the manufacturers to pay for the services of the mellifluous spellbinder. If Mr. Hanna can induce the Way sand Means Committee of the next House to construct a tariff bill exactly according to his liking, then, whether he can pass it through tlie House and the Senate or not, and whether he can induce the Presielcnt to sign it or not (this is sarcasm), he will hav e gone far toward keeping faith with the manu facturers at least. He will be able to s ij to them that no has done as well as he could. "We are told, simultaneously with this announcement of Mr. Banna's highest am liition, that it is not proposed by the Mc Kiulcy administration to make any np pointmentsto office until the new McKInley tariff IjiII, or the new Ilanna tariff bill, has been passed by both branches of Con gress This- means, of course, that all of the tremendous pressure of patronage is to be brought to bear to attain ihis de sired end of the Republican camp ligncrs. Mr. Haiiua has his purpose; and lie las his club He seems to be winning in Ohio; aiulperhapsheknows his business, at'erall Lent and the Ball. The leaders of society this year arc pluecd in a peculiar dilemma, and it is one which fuirly bristles with horns. The inauguration ball has somehow or other been scheduled to take place in Lent. To move the inauguration day would be to upset the plans of hundreds of thousands of pilriotic citicns, as well as those of Mr., McKmley himself. To omit the ball would be a cloud on the festivities, and also on the District treasury. To refrain from going to the hall because of its Lenten ch irncter would make the ball but a languid and spiritless function. To dmce thu second day in Lent would be to draw upon the luckless dancers the wrath of all those who do not believe in Lenten dancing. This tiling never happened before. Ash "Wednesday is a movable fast, and it never was moved so conspicuously into the w rong I1 ire The dilemma cannot be classed asa my stenous providence.- It is not that kind of a frost If a real frost should occur, indeed, it might solve the problem, since the guests who danced, half frozen, in overcoats and wraps, .it Grant's in augural bull, were certainly doing jien ance in a most actlv e in. inner. Hut should the inauguration day lie bright and sunny, and the caterer rulfill his mission to per fection, and the florist exhaust his re sources of skill and vegetation on the decorations of the ballroom, and all of the gowns come home in tune, where would be the appropn iteness of. this brilliant affair to the most solemn season of the year? There is but one explanation The baleful iiiflueiKe which has lieen at work ever since November 1, blighting the Mc Kiuley tiiurnph, driving the banks to fail ure, undermining the great victory of virtue and sound money with subtle sug gestions or sophistical significance this in fluence has at last got in its work on the Church The leaders of that busic and pivotal institution have been hoodwinked by the wilv schemers who wished to cast u blight over the Joy of a ledemined and regenerated country. The address of the silver Republicans of the Senate and House is preliminaiy to an organi7td movement throughout the coun try, which is conceived and will be pushed for the purpose of rescuing the L.o!d w mg tf the pirty f i om the enor of its ways btate organizations will shortly follow. The able oiatoi and economist, Hon. Charles A Tow ne, of Minnesota, will remain in "Washington as chuirinnn of the silver Republican provisional national committee Long-range sympathy for Crete on the pnrt of the Daughters is good. Some at short lange for bleeding Cuba will be still better. Reverence for the delicate and artistic little p.ipier-inache articles w hich come fiom Persia will tic likely to increase w hen the character of the law material is understood According to a recent Eng llsh traveler in the East, they are all made out of Bibles that the missionary societies of Gteat Britain and America spread by thousands among the Persian v illages B) the executive orders of the President, ddetl on Washington's Blrthdav, the good work of national torest preseivatiou will receive great encouragement These impoitiut documents, thhteen In number, creite forest reservations in the West and on the Pacific coast aggreg iting 21,379, S 10 acies, mill the headw aters of many nn cn.aiit and useful stieams will be pro tected from future disappearance Montreal correspondence of the New York pi ess calls attention to the fact that Great Bntaiu has been for months ener getically accumulating wai n aterial in Canada, including aitillery, small arms, immunition, and military stoics of all kinds A e presume that this is in connec tion with the Bntlsh effort to compel the Senate to ratify arbitration without con aideiatiou The footpad epidemic, w Inch recently afflicted New Yoik, has spread to Canada, and the streets of Montreal are said to be unsafe aftei dark Loyal Canadians, ot course, will attribute this condition to the work of annexationists A writer in the New York Sun reminds us that while the Nav y of the United States except just at present has done as much as any other national element to serve the country and add to its power and gloiy, no one who ever was connected with the seivice has been nomiuated for the Pres'dency by any political party, or ever has been appointed Secretary o War oi Secretary of the Navy. This involves a slight to one of the most splendid of pro fi'sslons, and some way should be thought out to indicate the national sense of appre ciation ot its merits and achievements Now, then, the war in Cuba is going to have American assistance sure enough. Theodore Roosevelt's nephew, yonng Tor tescue, haB gone to Join the patriot army, and eanles a handsome sword to be pre sented to Gen. Gomez He will perform this civil service out of compliment to his uncle. As tho House Military Committee has acted favorably on the matter of having the cadets at the inauguration, there is yet a chance that we may see the boys The House and Senate also should act affirmatively and without any delay. A ITalluie at "Winston. Winston, N C . Feb 23 J L Casper, merchant and tobacco manufacturer, as signed today, naming J Jacobs and W E. Franklin trustees The assets are placed at S75.000; andliabiliitiesat $40,000 His preferences arc aggregated at $32,000. Tivo Men Killed by Dynamite. Murray, Ky , Feb.23 A premature ex plosion of dynamite at the gravel pit heie at noon today killed five negro laborers and w ounded as many mora. A GKEAT ASSOGTAITON. Enormous TiuHlucss Done by the United-Associated Pieses. New York, Teh 23. Ac a full meeting today of the representatives of all the New York nevv'spupj'rf; which are members of the United Press, ot the executive com mittees of the" New 'England Associated Pi ess, ot the Southern Associated Press, of the New York State Associated Press1, of the Philadelphia" "Association, and of the Sciipps-McRae jPress Association, thu chairman was directed by a unanimous vote to Inform all editors and proprietors of newspapers connected with the United Press, and its associate organizations and clients, tnat the United Press is now in a strong financial condition Its annual expenses have been amply provided for. and a permanent, effective service is as sured to all newspapers which are asso dated with it directly or indirectly. A further investigation of the volume or business transacted by the United As sociated Presses showed thut the total annual business is more than SI. 100,000. Arrangements have been made today for closer relations between thu United Press and its allied organizations for frequent meetings in New York, and for the loyal co-operation of the representatives of the different associations connected with the United Press. It was the unanimous opinion of all of the gentlemen present that the United Press is now In a stronger position than ever before in its history to guarantee a permanent and superior service to all its members and clients CHAR LBS H TA i'LOK. Chairman 'I Hi: MICHIGAN CONVENTION'. Nominations, Made and the St. Liuis IMntfoiin Ken fi lined. Detroit. Mich , Feb 2 I The Republican State convention met here today and nomi nated the follow lug ticket Justice oi the supreme court Charles D. Long, reu jiuinated Regents or the university W J Cocker, of Adrian, reiiumiiint-d, and Charles G Law ton, of Van IJurcn county 1 here w as a contest ov er the nomination of the second regent. Lavvton being ac cepted as a compromise candidate on the third ballot Gen Russell A Alger made his last pub lie appearance before leaving for Washing ton. and ai ted as chairman 'I here was no contest over the resolu tions, the following being adopted "The Republican party of Michigan, In convention assembled, Congratulates tile country on the magnificent victory of No vcinbei lust a'ici on the return of the Re publican party to power We reaffirm the principles laid down In the last ntitioi.al platform, and we believe that the triumph of Republican principles will restore the country to that ocnditlon of prosperity width It has always eujoveel under Repub lican supremacy ' MICHIGAN HL1THLICAN5. The State Contention In Session to Mako Nominations. Detroit, Mich . Feb 23 -The Republi can Stat" convention, to nominate a jus tice of the Michigan Mipnme court ind two reguits or the oniversitv, met in the Auditorium shortlv arter 11 o'clock this morning D M Ferry, chairman of the State central committee, called the con vention to order. He declared that the platform f irmu lated and adopted at the last national Republican convention, nt St Louis. las proved broad enough for any p itriot to stand upon, and should be reaffirmed He then introduced Gen Russell A. Alger as temporal v chairman After the appointment of the usual com mittees the convention took a recess until this afternoon. MAIJE FIFTEEN KNOTS. The Gunboat Helena Exceeded the Official HeqiiinMiients. Ncwpoit News. Va., Feb. 2 The gun boat Helena, constructed at the slupy ird here, made a trial trip in the Bav this afternoon and developed a speed of fifteen knots, exceeding the requirement by two knots. The increase over the Wilmington, which made a preliminary trip last Safir ekiv. was a quaitcr of a knot. The Helena's propeller is of a different pat tern from that of the Wilmington The weather was favorable lor the test, and her machinery worked perfectly II the Helena equals her perlormance of today when she makes her ofncml trip she will earn her builders a bonus ot $10,000. A HEAVY JUDGMENT. The Peiiusjlvania Hnilioiul Liable for sUOO.000. , Columbus, O , Feb 23 The supreme court of Ohio lendercd a 1 eavy Judgment against tlie Pennsylvania Railiojd Com pany today It holds the company to the statutory liability on ?iC0,CC0 of stock held by the company In the Mansfield, Cold Water and Lake Michigan Railway Company, which was taken by TreHdent Srottof the Pennsylvania company lorthe company as payment for the completion and equipment of the road Suit was bi ought by Stephen B Btuiges and others, contractors, for payment lor building the road The Fennsvlvania Railway Compauv stoutly contested the case through all the courts Action on Freight Kates. NVv York. Teb 2i The board of man- agers of the Jmnji Traffic Association have agieeel to strictly maintain westbound freight rates, pciuling further negotiations wtih the Norfolk and Western oi Hauls The second cut made by the Norfolk and Western Is fully confirmed, as well as the statement that the3 reduction was disre garded by the iSouthern Railvvav. Also they have recommended a rate of 1 G cents per 100 pounds on lumber and forest prod ucts for export from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia Polntsjto Newport News and Norfolk, to takei effect March 8. Presentations to the Queen. London, Feb 23 The queen arrived in London from Windsor today. The vv eathcr was bright and sunny. Mrs Bayard, wile or the United States ambassador, will present to her majesty at the drawing room which will be held at Buckingham Palace tomorrow, Mrs Marshall Fox, of Maine and her daughters. Miss Mavuard Butler, of Boston, and Mrs Wentworth, of New York. i HuslncBH in the South. New York, Feb. 23 Cnpt Ev.an V. Howell, of the Atlanta Constitution, is stopping at the Marlborough Hotel here In speaking of the business situation in the South, he said that confidence had m a measure leturned. A Mill to Start Up Providence. R I., Feb 23. The Nicholls mill, in Burrillville, is to be put m opera tion as soon- as possible It will employ 'iu.it 100 hands This factory has been itLlie for social years. DLBATE1N THE COMMONS. llalfour Declined, to Comply with the Bequest of Haicouit. London, Teh. 23 In the House of Com mons today, Right Hon. George N Cur on, parliamentary secretary to the for eign orfice, said, in reply to an inquiry upon the subject, that the signal for th' boniabrdment of the insurgents' position at Canea wafc given by Admiral Canevaro, of the Italian navy, as commander of the the united fleets, by reason of seniority. Right Hon A. J. Balfour, first lord of the treasuiy, replying to the request made yesterday by Sir William Harcourt, that the instructions given to the British ad miral at Canea be laid before the house, said that he was compelled to decline to comply with the demand, ns it would be impolitic to do so. Mr. James P. Hogan, anti-Parnellite member for mld-TIpperary , asked ir It was the intention of the government to hold an imperial conference, while the Colonial premiers were visiting London upon the occuslon of the queen's Jubilee in June. Kight Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, secre tary of state for the colonies, answered that it was not intended to hold any im perial conference, but ir the colonial pre miers came to London in accordance with their acceptation of the invitation which had been extended to them, the govern ment would discuss any matters or common interest which the colonial visitors might bring up. 'Ill IS SOUND MONEY LEAGUE It Will Divide the Coiintiy Into Eleven LMstilcts. New York, Feb 23 At the conrerence of the National Sound Money League to be held tomorrow In The rooms of the chamber of commute, it is expected that the following cities will be represented St Paul, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Duluth, Chicago, St Louis, New Oilcans, Indianap olis, Cfntnin iti, Cleveland, Chaileston, S C , Baltimore, Philadelphia, N"ew York and Biooklyn. 'lomoriow's meeting is io adopt .i con stitution and to elect officcis Henry Ilcnt, chalriii ill of the committee on organ i7;ition w ill c ill the meeting to order, after which it is expected thatGeoige E Leigh ton, of St Louis, will be made presiding officer. there will be a morning session beginning at 1 1 o'clock, and an afternoon session at 3 Besides tlie delegates, twenty fije sound inonov advocates have been invited to at; tend the conrerence .is guests H was s lid today that Marshal Field, or Chicago, had declined the presidency or tlie league It is now thought that Cyrus II McCoimick, of Chicago, will be elected president Mr. Gustav II Schwab, of this city, is expected to be made chairman of the executiv e com mittee The proposed constitution of the league contcmplaKs an executive committee of twenty three membeis, to be composed of the piesident, eleven vice presidents and eleven additional executive committee men, the latter to have alternates The country will bedlvidtd Into eleven dis tricts, ( jch to be in charge of Its re spective vice president Each State will have its State league, and there will be local leagues for counties and towns. Thu vice presidents and the eleven additional executive committeemen .ire expected to be chosen about equally from Republicans and sound money Democrats. MBb-VAItNLLL IN WANT. Timothy Ilaiiinutoii Itefened to It In a Speech. Dublin. Feb 23. In a speech delivered in this city tonight, Mr. Timothy Harring ton, M P , for the Harbor division of Dublin, dcclaied that it was absurd to sav that the Painellite ause was pros pering when the mother of Charles Stewart Painell was in absolute waut in the Iioumj in which the dead Irish leader was t"orn. Mr Harrington, is, himself, a n ember of the Parnell'te section of the Irish Parliamentary party, but his speech to night is held to loreshadow his separation from Mi John Redmond, the leader or that section. HLACKBUHN'S JsUCCJ-hbOlt. Gov. Bindley Will Probably Annolnt Yerlies or Hojle. Trankfort, Ky., Feb 23 At Sunday's conference between President-elect Mc Kinley and Gov.-elect Bradley, it was agreed that the governor should appoi'it a Senator, March ., and cad an extra session of the legislature Tor a later day. It Is now believed that the governor will appoint either John W. Yerkes or St John Boyle. DON'T WANT 1JHYAN. Connecticut Senate Rejected a Reso lution of Invitation. Hartford, Conn., Feb 23 The house to day, by a vote of 5" to 31, passed a reso lution Inviting W J. Bryan to visit the capital during his stay in this State Feb ru iry 23 and 2G. In the senate the resolution was rejected by an emphatic yea and nay vote Ci niter Gone to Wiesbaden. New York, Feb 23 Richard Croker and his son Frank sailed today on the steamship Spree. Mr. Croker, who has had a severe cold, was well enough today to make the trip He is going to Wies baden, w here he will remain until April Then Mr. Croker will go to England and give his attention to his racing stable. He will leturn to N'ew York In August in tune to take part m the nomlnaUon of a mayor for Greater New York. An Official Deuial. New York, Feb 23 The report from Louisville, Ky ,that August Belmont & Co . had agreed to finance tne prorosed con f olldatlon of the Kentucky distillers, plac ing $13,0.00,000 at their disposal, is of ficially denied. Admiral Bunce's. Fleet. Tort Monroe, Va , Feb 23 Admiral Bunce, with the flagship New York, the battleship Indiana, and theciuiser Colum bia, reached Hampton Roads today. Ohio to the Fiont Agnln. (From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.) The idea is strong that John Hay will be minister to England This means an other lugappointment for Ohio, llayclaims Cleveland as his residence, but has voted only once in twelvey ears Hlsappolntmcnt adtlsto Ohio'slmportance In thenew admin istration. Think of it an Ohio President, an Ohio Secretary of State, Alger and Mc Cook both born in Ohio, the national chairman from Ohio, and Senators Alli son, Fairbanks, and Fornker, all Ohio born. Glory to Hanna. (From the New York Sun ) If any Republican deserves the place he covets after the coming 4th ot March it is Marcus Alonzo Hanna of Ohio No office w ould be too high for him, on the merits either ot his party serv Ices or ot his master fulness as a public man and politician The Famine in India. A lady missionary"1'1 India writes to Mr. Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, of New York, that ' the famine is too terrible to describe. It is enough for us to know that parents sell their children for food or push them into well3, destroying them that they may not see them suffer." CECIL. KHODES' LWAMINATIOX. Ho Attempted to Justify the Trans vaal Bald. London, Feb. 23 The examination of Cecil Rhodes by the Parliamentary commit tee appointed to inquire Into the Transvaal raid was resumed in Westminster Hall to day The Prince of Wales was again pres ent during the proceedings, and Dr Jame son, the leader of the Transvaal raiders, made Ins appearance nt the inquiry for the first time The examination of Mr. Rhodes ot c tipiM the entiresittmgof thecoinnilttee The hall was not so well filled wltu spectators as nt the former sittings, Interest in the I nquiiy being apparently on tue wane. Sev eral limes during the examination Mr. Rhodes attempted to justify the raid by call ing attention to the fact that Eng'and Is now in full sympathy- with the Cretans In sot king to obtain their civ il pglits, whereas it was Britons who sought their civil rights in the Trauvaal He also reiterated the declaration he made on the first day of his examination th.it thepsjple of Johannes burg would never cease their agitation until they had secured their popular rights. Mr. Rhodes rurther declared that Presi dent Krugei. prior to the revolutionary measures of the Johanncsbuigcrs, had promised to grant their demands, but had railed to oeep his promises. In reply to a question by Hon Edward Blake. Mr Rhodes said he had been told that he had let Johannesburg in ror the Transvaal trouble, but arter examining the letters and telegrams he arrived at the conclusion th.it it was rather Johan nesburg that let him in. Re-rerring to the conversation between himself and "Eoddy White," CoL Rhodes said- "We were discussing the Egyptian question I said 'If Great Britain de cided to remain, I should stop any foreign power from coming between Khartoum and Uganda ' White replied 'We had no instructions' I answeied 'Of course not. but it is not the government's policy that you should lie on jour backs and eat thiee meals a day. You ought to ascend the Nile and make It impossible for the French to cross I did not know White would apply my remark to something else He shows how careful you ought to be in what you say." Mr Rhodes, m answer to further ques tions, said that, his determination to pro ceed to extreme measures was reached In tonjunction with the leaders at Johannes burg Owing to the hopelessness of ob taining redress for the exis'ing grievances it was intended to change the government Answering a question regarding the Matabele war, the witness said. "It is torLun.it c for vt.u that vou haven't had to pay for it." the committee then adjourned until in day IIABI' IN PRISON. An Application for a "evv Trial to He DTenid Tuesday. Philadelphia, Feb 23 Immediately after John D. Hart was convicteil of aiding a Cuban filibustering expedition his attor neys asked that he b admitted to bail pendinc the hearing on the application for a new trial. Hart presented an ari.davitto tl e court. In his application Tor admission to bail he states that his daughter, Ada L Unit. is dangerously ill that he has a number of persons in his employ and his business will require tune to adjust, that he is not guilty of the charge for which he has been convicted, and has discovered testi mony of which he had no knowledge at the time of his trial, and which he believcR is material to his elefense ard that if he i itnpn'oued now "without opportunity arrorded by a little time his financial ruin will be worked " Judge Butler then fixed the ball at $7,000. Ijite this afternoon the statement made by the convicted man's counsel that Hart had been released on ball, but this even ing counsel ndmitti d that Hart had not succeeded in getting a bondsman, and that he h id been sent to prison It is thought b.iil will be obtained tomorrow. The application for a new trial will be heard on Thursday. n ARRIS' ASSAILANT IX JAIL. AriestPil for Another Crime and Afterward Identified. Jackson. Miss , Feb. 23 The city police made an important arrest last night. A cow had been stolen and a negro named Henrv Murf was jailed charged with the crime, eviderce against him being con clusive. This morning City Marshal Ewing took the prisoner to Tougallo, suspecting him ot being the one who helelup ami shot Station Agent Harris in the neck Sunday a week ago Mr Hams positively identified him. and he was returned to Jackson Jail, The negro had a grip full ot fine clothes when arrested, all of which was stolen from a merchant at Martin January 16 Murf is an ex convict, who served two years for burglarizing a store at Forest and was released early in January. A Receiver Appointed. Camden, N. J . Teb 23. Vice Chan cellor Reed today appointed Norman R Giey as receiver for Law & Ripple, a Hrni operating the Stanwick carpet nulls, in Burlington conntv Differences between the partners, and not financial difficulties, arc said to be the cause of the receivership. Vaurants in Alcxandrlu. To the Editor of The Times: Referring to Justice Supplee's letter in this morning's limes, in which he claims that his action in sentencing a vagrant to sKty days' close confinement on bread and water was compulsory, and, in support of that claim, quotes sections S84 and 8S3 of the Virginia Code, it is worthy of notice that section SS5 provides that the justice "shall elispose of him (the vagrant) as hereinbefore prescribed or may at once' sentence him, etc , as was done in the case now referred to. Justice Supplee omits to quote or cite such section or sections of the Code as would throw light on the meaning of the words in section 8Sr, "'as hereinbefore pre scnbed or.' These words plainly Imply some discretionary power on the part of the committing magistrate, especially the word "or." According to the Aleandria correspond ent of The Times, whose letter appeared in yesterday morning's Issue, the extreme penalty In such cases Is to be imposed only after the piisouer has refused to work when ordered to do so hy the proper authority. Justice Supplee does not allege either that the prisoner was ordered to work or that he refused to do so, and unless he (the justice) can show that the provision above inentioneeldoe3 not ovist, or, if it does, that it waslnapplicablclu tin case under consid eration, his Justification of his action there in cannot be regarded as complete February 23, 1S9T. TV. T. C. Sunday Barber Shops, "lo the Editor ot The Tlmcsr Certain barbers are circulating for sig natures a petition which is to be pre scutcil to the Commissioners, asking for the opening of barber shops on Sunday. March 7. to accommodate the crowds then In our city. I would state to the peti tioners that the closing or barber Miops on Sunday is a District law. passed by Cougress. anil it Is not within the province ot the Commissioners to nullify or sus pend it. Any mf rlngemen'j of the law will be followed by the immediate arrest and prosecution. J. E. WILLIAMS. Master Workman. Barbers' Assembly. WOODWARD and 10th, lltn and F Sts. N. W. OUK BUSINESS nOCRS ARE 8 A. 31. to C P. 31. Inauguration Supplies. "We are splendidly equipped for furnishing- hotels, boarding houses and private families with the very best values obtainable in whatever is needed in the way of inauguration supplies. Know ing what you would probably need we have secured very liberal quantities, and by so doing can name prices on goods of genuine merit, which are exceptionally low. Inauguration Dinner and Toilet Ware. We are now showing all grades of White and Decorated Dinner and Toilet Ware. We receive shipments weekly from the best potteries, and. any one needing this class of goods will be repaid by a visit to our fifth floor de partments. We quote: Wl ItePorcelainCoveredBtsees.e-ach. 3Qc White Porcelain Vegetable Diahes 15c W hlte Porcelain Cups and Sauct-rs... ice White Porcelain Platters. large, each 50 c White Porcelain Platters, small, each .X5c White Porcelain Soup Tureens, each.. TSc White Porcelain Dinner Plates, each.. Tc White Porcelain Sauce Boat, each isc White Porcelain Pitchers, each aoc White Wash Bowls and Pitchers. set. SOc White Chambers, each 2.fSc White Covered Soap Dishes, each ISc White Uncovered Slop Jars, eaoh 68c White Mugs, each 5c White Soap Slabs, each.. 5c 3th floor. j Inauguration Glassware. Our new Glassware represents better values than we've ever be fore offered, and we invite an in spection of a complete stock. The newest designs and styles I are as cheap as old patterns, and they more closeiy imitate cut glass than, ever before. We quote in part: Imitation. Cut Bottom Tumblers, each. 2c Banded Tumblers, each ac Best Thin Blovvu Tumblers, each 3)c Initial or Engraved Tumblers, each.. 5c Large Glass Bowls, each XOc HauiUedNappiesandOIIveDishes.ench 5c Sugar Dishes, each 3Oc Cream Pitchers, each., XCc Vinegar or Oil Cruets, each 3Oc Thm Blown ChampagneGIassc.each.. 3c Thin Blown A hisky Glasses, each..... 3c Thin Blown. Beer Glasses, each 5c Imitation Cut Gla33 Carafes, eaoh S5c 2 qt Water Pitchers, each .T S5c Imitation Cut Gloss Fin gerBowN.each.xoc ath floor. Inauguration Enameled Ware. We have just purchased and offer today a lot of Gray Enam eled Cooking Utensils at special ly low prices. There are only a few hundred pieces, and they will doubtless be quickly dis tributed. 1 1 qt. Coffee Boilr.brtiIhaniHe.each.T5c 12 qt. Buckets, each 50c Large Roasting Pans, each T5c Large Rice Boilers, each ... .. T5c 8-qt. Stove Pots, each 5Gc Large Cotree Pots, each 48c Bread Pans, each X5c Covered Sauce Pans, each S5c Dish Pans, each 4Cc Bread Raisers, each 65c Chamber Pails, each 5Gc Dippers, each 2-Oc Cake Turners, each ICC 3th floor. Best Quality Wool Bunting Flags. 4k 6 feet, each ix. 8 feet, each 3c 8 feet, each Gn.10 feet, each $2.25 $2.75 S3.00 $4.25 Also 300 Ali-silk Flags, size 16x2-4 Inches, at 25c each. Usually 37jc. Cotton Bunting, fast and loose colora, plain red. white and blue, or tri-colored, 23 to 3G inches wide. " 4c TO XOc peryard 2d floor. Best Quality Muslin Flags, on sucks. "We have a very large stock of the best quality Oiled Muslin Flags on sticks, which we are selling at the following unusual ly low prices: .Size 4 1-27 1-2 inches. Per do. lOc SUe 12x22 inches, each 5c Stze 2CK36 inches, eacn lOc Size 27113 iuches. each 15c Size 3Rk5R Inches, each 25c Size 40x66 inches, each SOc Special prices for large quan tities. Toy Dcpt- 3d floor. Woodward & Lofhrop.