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THE MOltNIGr ' TIMJB3S, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1SJ)7
4 JSB6& mm lWC. J.W -t.r.- Wttlnyv- (i.UKM!G, Lvi:aIIG AND SirSDAY) By TEE WASHINGTON TIMES Go. IIUTCHINS BUILDING KORTIIEAiT COKNEH TJLNTII ASD D STS. 2 clcplsotics Editorial Booms. JS6 I'Ubiuess Oflice, 1010 2rw ionic orricc, -OJSTltACT building I lice o nlng or Evening Edition, OuoCcnt Sw.cl.-iy 1'dition 'Jhrco Cents Moiitlilv. bj Carrier Morning end Sunday.... Thirty-five Cents Evening .. 'iliirry Cents lo:i-:n?. 1 Evcnmgaiid V ....Fifty Cents iMiKdaj, J BY MAIL POSTAGE PREPAID Horning Evening and Sunday 50c Morning and Sunday 3Co Ereuliis nnd Sunday 35c WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY.MARCHlU Justice, 2"ot Aid. Tlie little indications of policy -which iavc leaked fiom the "While Jioufe in con nection "with Cuba are, on the "whole, en couraging It is .said that Admiial Brace's squadi on 1b to be kept intact on the North Atlantic station, ami even re-cnfoicrd, and tliat if the outrages upon Anieiicans in Cuba are not promptly suppressed and due regard fchown to tieaty obligations, some of our -warships -will suddenly appear in the hartor of navana. Af the days go bj wc hope to see evi dencestlialthepreMmtAdmimstintion does nor repaid the struggle for independence of a brave American people with the heart less uidifference that characterized the Cleveland-Olney regime. The Cub.m Re public and people do not ask aid from us. nil they desire is t-jmplc Justice, and that Ve shall not assist Spain in crushing them They nave established their light to be considered a fiee people They have a victonous army, uearlv complete terri torial control of the island, a government hi gOiHl working order, civil ndminirtra t:oa. schools, and a practical postal oys tem in full and effective existence. We believe that a great majority of American citizens are eager that the Government should acknowledge the inde pendence of Cuba. If it will not do that, Cubans vill be content with nothing less than that it shall refrain from helping Spain in the fight. A Matter of. Diplomacy. It would seem that Mr. Hanna is al ready beginning to justify the high ex pectations of The Times. The enemies of Hanna have freely scoffed at him. They have called him a bulldozer in politics; and some have fancied from these descriptions that he must carry concealed about his person beeral bovvle knives, all dripping blood. Some of the Senators have even imagined that Mr. Hanna was a coarse man. Rut now it appears that even they, harsh critics though they are, are coming to be pleasantly disappointed Mr Hanna seems to move about amongst them almost on tiptoe. Everybody has understood that he baa been on velvet for a long time; but he takes pains In this unpretentious fashion to show them that he Is velvet Senators are even admitting that Mr. Mc Kinley Is very fortunate in his reputed manager; who seems to be a kind of busy liec of a lojal friend, flitting about from Senatorial flower to flower and sipping the sweets of political information where e'er he may. There Is need for Mr. ITauna's utmost conservatism and diplomacy in managing the Senate or rather, in managing the affaire of the Senate. For the most dif ficult political problems are certain to plague the body of Republican Senators bo matter how united they may find it jioisible to make themselves Even If the appointed Republicans were held to be entitled to their seats, that would not give them a majority. They must draw a vote ur two, possibly, from the friends of sil ver If they desire to accomplish the"long felt want" of their tariff legislation.. And what are these friends of silver, who. It must be assumed, are as patriotic as any of us, going to expect in return? Are the high tariff people to be the only Senatorial persons who shall be per mitted to "hold things up" with Spartan virtue? Fornkor and Storer. The Times doesn't propose to dabble officiously in Republican rolitics, except now and then to keep them as warm as possible; but It must protest against the uncalled for and ungenerofts warfare which is Just now waging against Hon. Joseph B Foraker of Ohio by certain members of the mugwump press They seem to think it frightfully vulgar that Mr. Foraker should oppose the propored appointment or Hon Bellamy Storer, of Cincinnati, to be Assistant Secretary of Slate. .They admit that Mr Storcr had been Senator Foraker's implacable enemy, but they don't want the State Department and the country, and In fact all of the countries in the "world, to be deprived of that gentleman's, services on that account. Mr. Foraker .seems to.nke another view of the case. He seems to regard politics as war; and let us tay immediately that wc agree with him. If the ambitious po litical leader, such as Senator Foraker undoubtedly Is, Is going Impassively and contentedly to let his enemies ride over him, where is he going to come out? And finally where Is he going to have any following at all? How is he going to save his own bacon if he freely penult b all the other little pigs in the pound to monopolize the clover? In politics, as in business and society, one must look out for his friends rather than spend his time looking out for his enemies, or in deed in turning the other check; for surely tho aggressive leader canuot ex pect that Ins political enemies will take care of him. This kind of leader also must cither' advance or fall behind, one or the othcr.in the struggle for public suprem acy. If he la quiescent or cowardly, he must Mirelj lose his ttanding. The only thing, theu. Is to fight, to keep his friends, to reward them, and also to remember bis enemies, who would only antagonize and humiliate him the more as their own aggrandizement aud power weie accom plished. ' It may be that the scrrices cf Hon. Bel- lamy Storcr are essential to the success of Mr. Sherman'shdminlstratiou of the State Department. Whether they arc or not, Mr. Foraker seems dcternuned to oppose his aspirations. Will Mr. Sherman yield? And it he will not, will Mr. McKinley think it politic to oppose his distinct wish, perhap3 the only expressed wish, of Mr. Hanna's humble colleague In the Senate? Every vote in the upper branch seems at the present writing to be very important to the Republican cause of more protec lionund less money. Perhaps Mr. Foraker will wm. A JiijuiiH Meeting. nore is Arthur Pue Gorman, anil here also, is Matthew Stanley Quay. They are odd but familiar names, associated with two United Suites Senators, the former from Maryland, the latter fiom Pennsyl vania. Mr. Gorman has been accounted the great tactician of his paity, though It haB happened that bin surpassing po litical talents have not been brought fully into requisition in recent Presidential campaigns. The same is true of Mr. Quay. He had to do with the election of Gen. nanison to the Presidency, but in the last Presidential contest there was no fight in the East, and the electioneering was mostly playful there. Mr. Gorman aud Mr. Quay have been for vcars, however, the acknowledged ablest politicians of theli respective parties; but, as almost alwavs happens with the real wanlors of politics, the leading campaign eis go out into the open and stand there, andtakc theblowsof battle and of calumny. They have found, on one -occasion or another, that their dealings with the chief beneficianes of theii parti victories have beenunsatisfactoiy. Perhaps Mr Gorman would not charge ex-President Cle eland Witt" this ingratitude; and doubtless if Mi. Quay has any fault to find with the behavior of ex-President Harrison, he keeps it to himself; yet foi some cause tliee two gentlemen have felt it comfortable duiing the last few ye.us to keep away fiom tho White House. With the advent of Mr. McKinley they have both none there; indeed, they have visited the new President within three days from the date of his Installation, and they have had confi dential talks with him. Good for McKinley, say we, that he has felt like seeing these gentlemen fo toon! And good for them that they have felt like going. Mr. "Wolcott unil Ills Put routine. It seems altogether appropriate and lovely that Senator Wolcott should have entire control of the Colotndo patronage under this Administration Mr. Wolcott has made his sacrifices for the cause of Mc Kinley and the single gold standard He has doubtless considered well, long lefore this, the consequences of .such a process on his own political fortunes m his-own Cen tennial State. Mr. Wolcott used to say that his csteem'-d colleague, Hon Hcnry-M Teller, could always count upon being received at the depot in Deuvei on his return from Washington by a crowd of at least 10,000 friends, while It was doubt ful in his own case If even the Pullman porter seemed glad at his arrival home For another suggestion, Mr Teller was lately the almost unanimous choice of the Colorado legislature for re-election In consideration of these marked contrasts Mr. Wolcott's sacrifices in behalf cf Mc Kinley and the single gold standard were, as we repeat, all the more remarkable He deserves the whole swing in the patronage distribution of Coloiado; there can be no doubt about that We hope that he will have no .serious difficulty in finding candi dates for office, who will gracefully ac cept the places that he offers them But will this distinguished favor which the Administration proposes to 'giant to Senator Wolcott help him politically in Colorado? We shoulcj gue not In the first place, there are the candidates for place themselves, who, after appoint ments are made, become either mgrntes or enemies But that is not the point. The Coloralans have never been able to under stand how their dashing young Senator was uble to argue that he couid help the cause of silver (which his people have stu lledcloselyfor jearsandknow all about) b associating himself further with the e npty promise of an endeavor to K'euie bi metallism by international agreement They will regard this Tedi'ial patronage belonging to a whole State as the price of ,heir betrayal, for, while we have no l)ii-l-qess to question the motive of Senator Wolcott, he had no caufe to question tlie wisdom of his constituents, who wanted tiini to do as Teller did, and we have not yet learned to look upon nnj Senator, of whatever political persuasion, as being above the desire to be" le-elected We believe that Henry M Teller, there fore, with no pationage, and with no close relation, oi any relation whatever, to the Administration, but with his single-handed 1efense of his own convictions and of the interests and convictions of his fellovv Colomdnns, will be dearer than ever to those fine, open Western hearts Arms and Expeditions. Assuming that the foreign policy of the new Administration will be more American, and less ftlcndly to rorelgn domination In the Western Hemisphere than was that of the late one, It also may be assumed 'that President McKinley and Secretary Sherman will not prove as complacent as their predecessors were In devoting the United States Navy to the service of Spain In running -down every rumor of armed expeditions reported by the legion of spies, detectives, and other secret service agents of the Spanish power in the United States. There are the best reasons for believing that most of these rumors, where they have any basis at all, relate to knowledge that arms of American manufacture, and per haps ammunition, have been transported to shipping points on the coast, presumably to be shipped abroad. That is a matter With which the Government legally has not the least concern. Filibustering expedi tions it has the right to restrain and ar rest, but the sale of arms abroad by American citizens Is quite another matter. If they chanced to be destined for teiri tory within tho Spanish dominions, It is Spain's lookout to catch them within the marine limit of her own waters, or, failing in that to capture them after they have been landed somewhere within her ac knowledged jurisdiction. Under the lcgime of President Cleveland and Mr, Olaey there was entirely too much of a tendency to go outside of inter national law, treaties, Justice, and decency, in order to assibt Spain in its effort to crush freedom in Cuba. Within the let ter of our national duties and responsibili ties, as they appear to be interpreted, there Is little enough that tlie government can do to give encouiagemeutto a neighboring Ameiican community struggling for inde- j penuence irom a ci uel foreign despotism. At least it need not go beyond the letter of its obligations, in aid of a power that systematically insults its flag aud im prisons aud minders its citizens. Another Draw for Greece. If the answer or Greece to the powers was based as wel'l on the advice of Pome strong and secretly friendly nation among them us upon the logic and equities of her position, the consequent situation may mean a great deal. It Is very ceitnin, at least, that the mildness and negative character of that answer lias compelled an abandonment of tlie bull.vlng attitude adopted toward King George up to Sun day and, what is far more important, leaves him leeway for some days, possibly a week or two, which' he can and is availing himself of to hurt y, forward troops and supplies to Thesvily, jj. Now the concert talk 1s' of a "rearcful blockade," which may not close in and become- embarrassing to Greece for a fort night. This'is sal.l to be the proposition of Germany, which, however, might le radically changed If tho report be true that a blank shot Tired from a G-rn.an at a Greek warship was replied to with a broadside. Italy seems to regard the IKivvcrs as not jet sufficiently In ircord to justify fmul joint action of i oercive charaeter. England and Fijikv take much the same view Lord Salisbury counsels delay and further negotiation at Athens The concensus of European opin ion appears to be that war Is inevitable between Greece and Turkey, and that it may or may not go rarther. The report that the Greeks have de stroyed the bridges between 'omstir, where the '1 ur!:s .ire concentinte I m Mace donia, aud the Gulf of Salomca. is preg njnt of immediate hoslilltic. S.-iIonic.i is the prevent Turkish base of supplies and communication. If the Job has been done thoroughly nnd the rising in Vace donia and Albania U as widespread as expected, the Turks will be in a tillal position Should Servia and Itulgail.i act promptly that position might become untenable. The idea that the sult.m has an casv thing In Inn projected altar!: upon Greece from the north is fast di;ppuiring. While the coasts are open King George lias ehartere 1 every available steamer to ru-,h meipand mean-, to Thessnly In Crete the Greeks are m a . tuition of advantage in the interior, from which it woiiid be difficult to dislodge them with an j show of Torcc that the lowers would feel disposed to employ at the prev ent Juncture. Altogether, the same is .with King George, or all the signs fail; and the dm of battle may le h-.tM.ert for in Thes-Kil before many dnv., for anj tlung to the contrary that can be recog nized in the status as latest presented. The Currency Isskc. It would be interesting to know Just what the New York Chamber of Com merce expects will result, in cute Pies ident McKinley adopts Its suggestion and recommends Congress to proceed to legis late on the currenc as well as on the tariff Of course, the President knows, in common with the Senate and House, that, having called Congress lu special session, he cannot limit Its right to take up the currency or any general legislation; or to restrict its general lawmaking func tions in an j vva Its constitutional power is idcnticallj the same in an extra as in a regular session The probable inten tion to reach such a practical restriction by the non-orgaulzation of committees in the House has been defeated through tlie necessity Tor naming them to take up the pocketed appropriation bills But, that consideration aside, it is more than likely that the President would have asked for currency legislation, judging irom the expressions he UHed In his inaugural ad dress. It may be predicted that the results of such a request, or of the introduction of the question without it, will not I e agreeable to the well-known views cf gentlemen who constitute the New York Chamber of Commerce. They must be lieve, or at least hope, that the Admin istration Is strong enough ta Congress to ictirc the greenbacks and to tie the country exclusively to gold and national bank notes, or they would not be so pressing at this time. They may as well realize now that the precarious balance of power wluclr, the Administra tion Is counting on In the Senate to pass the tariff bill will face about and be come an absolute and determined an tagonism when it shall come to an errort to further fasten the chains of the single standard and national bank slavery on the necks of the people. The currency ought to be considered, because that was the vital and sole issue of the Presidential campaign. "We want to eee it fully discussed. We have not the least idea that its outcome will be any thing from which comfort may be derived by any gold standard influence. The recent speech made by Senator Vest upon the aichitects of the new build ing for the Library of Congress has given. The Times great satisfaction. We who reside here in the District are familiar with the architectural history of this structure and cannot easily be led astray. Wo know of the enormous labors of Messrs. Smlthmeyer and Pelz, during the peiiod from 1877 to 1838, to meet in perfection the exacting demands of this grand monument to our high civ ilization. Wo know of their Miccess over many competitors, and we know, too, that Congross was compelled by their very merits to approve and use tho planB of these architects. Therefore, detraction of the well-earned fame of Messrs. Smlth meyer and Pelz cannot rob them la Washington of the meed of, praise which is due to them. Abroad, however, reck less nnd false statements, onoe started on their way, cannot ba pursued and con- trovertcd with the same facility with which they can be overtaken and exposed here at home. lb is,, therefore, a gratify ing fact that Senator Test has spoken on this subject. He has the whole nation for an audience, and his denunciation and rebuke of tlie attempted appropriation of the honors of Messrs Smithmeycr and Pelz by other persons employed on the building In Inferior capacities is timely. He has made history his debtor by his clear and incisive deelaration of the truth. If Mr. Wilson does well in the Agricul tural Department, the Iowa people 'will begin to think that Mr. Allison is a pietty good fagmer, himself. The hope Is hereby expressed that Hon. Henry Clay Evans, of Chattanooga, wlllnot be dlscouragedj-smjposlng, thatis.that he seeks an office. If ic doesn't seek an of fice, good for him! oAndlf he doe's, we re peat, let him not be disheartened. Mr. Evans was greatly honcied at tlie St. Louis convention, and It was probably only the forethdught. of Air. Hanna that caused Mr. IllSbaA to be pi of erred for the Vice Presidential nomination. As one i li of his friends baa uiit it, Mr. Evans re ceived the third greatest compliment of that convention Mle has a right, then, to stand upon his dignity. We agree with him that lie ought to snap his fingers In the faee oT the First Assistant Pi stmaster Genernlshlp, a post which he has hL'ld be fore; and ho ought to s.iy that he is look ing for no oflice and cannoL be tempted by any. Let us have among all these vlut mg statesmen, to whom we are so de voteJ, a little real civic virtue now and then. It is a mistake to suppose that all of Gov I'ingree Is back in Lansing. He is itill in Washington in hi eapacit as major of Detroit Tlie lepoited ueleimliiuitou of cx.-Sen-atoi C.uiieion to seek the ambassadorship toGeimiiny deservert lewarnitisttomiriDn datlon of all good Ameiican citizens Mr Cnmeinn Is the son of his l.ito father, he IH.es to fish, si iid lie would take with him to the Genunn capital a deck of cards and a peifect knowledge of the game It vim be a end commentary upon the degeneracy of the times if tthe oiiginal McKtnlev man doesn't have .'U. group photogiaph of himself taken befoie he leavew town . Floods, nop failures and the immi nence. of a CailJst uprvlii'j In SjMin ren der the fiituio prospects of Unit countiy dark indeed, especial' v wnen added to the himbiiN of olsastious war operations in the Philippine lslinds and in Cuba, wher? the iumi advent of the ramv s ioii will shut up the Spanish fori -s in a few foitified places to die of pestilence Surely one would think that theend is neai for one of the most ci'uel and bl.iody despotisms that ever ciuspd oivilfailon. The i etn rincnt of Senator Sherman leaves to Sena to i Stcwait the distlnt lion of being the onlv member of that ludy who was In it dining the civil war. It Is not likely that the St-ite of Nevada will deput from Its admiration for him, in which case we mav expect to see him at his old post for- anoThei quarter cen to r at least Senator Stewart is hale and v Igoiuu iinfWvCs m.i woi thy Mi i? lived to be r.no hiraifred and four jcirs old His disUmniisliccl sf.ii oilfC lemaiked that he would have leen alive jet if he had not one nlghf eavsljt cold walking home two mdes in the snow fiom n poicei paity. OlllGVs 1 LEtTHOlTTIOX LAW. rAoentlon of 'VIJ1 am IIiuix "Will Ho the? l-trs Under It. Columbus, Ohio, "March l The supreme court of the State -affirmed the sentence or death in ,ljie case of William Haas, a Cincinnati nuuder.er, today, and he will lie eler 1 1 ocqtcel oijApiil 8, unless Gov IJiishncUintej-feres with the sent-jin e. He will be the fustA.cttm of the electric chair under tin. new clc tioctiti.m law of Ohio Haas silled .Mary Uiader in Cincin nati on the nmlit of July :i, 189G Three Killcd'in u Labor Hint. Colon, Colombia, March 9 -A serious dis pute occjviedlod'iy among the Jamaicans employed as labor-won the Culebra section of the Panama Canal and some other of tne canal emplojvs Tho men finally be came ongisc-d In a fight which the police were niiulrfe to qnell. The military authori ties were called upon for assistance, and a detachment of troops was sent to the scene or the disturbance. Their presence hid the efrect of restoring order During Ui fighting three of the laborers were killeTl and sevcrat wounded. An inquiry into the affair is being held by the British Consul. Welcomed Mr. Stcrvensoii. pjoommgton, 111. March 9. The home coming of ex-Vice President Stevenson was made the occasion of a reception to night, in which Democrats. Republicans a nl Populists Joined, to show their es teem for their honored fellow-townsman, ro' lowing the reception was a splendid banquet. wnnt is I'roper. (From the Washington Pelst ) There are certain proprieties attend ing all stations pr lite which should be observed. Those prevailing In the ex clusive and aristocratic strata differ wide Iv horn the ones in usige in the humbler vvaiks or lire, but each extieme, as well as the grades between, is governed by more or lesa well-denned uiles and regu lations the observance or which is strict-' 1 v enrorced. it would be just as improper to attend a box party, to witness the performance of a larce-comedy, clad tndeep mourning aid a woe-begone coun tenance, as to enter a dwelling ot the lowly on the occasion ol a tuneral in a masquerade costume and a hilarious man ner Such extremes or inappropriate ness are, fortunately, rare. Is It Possible? (From the New York Journal.) Mr riatt is no longer able to conceal the fact that he has all along been an enthusi astic supporter of Bliss for a Cabinet posi tion. Tills sort or thing may encourage President McKinley to give Hon. Warner Miller a first class appointment. Mr. Reijd Spenks Out. "(From the New York Tribune.) Thoso who-rail against the anti-splttlng rule as subversive of American liberty should not wholly despair, since it is still true that ' . "The right to be a cussed fool Is safe from all devices human." The Spring Awakening. (TiomtheNew York Sun ) The disease sometimes called Cleveland Ism has run its term. The process of re cuperation and rehabilitation cannot be gin too soon. Tho new era must open with the crocuses of March. -Deceived. f (From Harper's Round Table.) "When you stepped on that gentleman's foot, Tommle, l nope you apologized?" "Oh, yes; Indeed t did," eaid Tommie, "and he gaveine ten cents for being suon a good boy." "Did ho? And what did you do then?" Stepped on the other and apologized again, but it didn't work. FAREWELL TO IIIS SOX. George Mutthewh Says Good-by to His Adopted lfoy. Baltimore, March 9. The adopted child of George Matthews, the convicted mur derer of .Tames Irwin, at Allen's Fresh, Churles county, who will be bunged Fri day, was taken to the Jail esterday and siient several hours with Matthews. The little fellow is about seven years of age. His name is Samuel Thonip&on and he is a pupil or St. Mary'b Industrial School. He was taken to the jail at 11 o'clock in the morning by one of tho brothers from the school and remained until i o'clock. He is a bright little chap and conversed freely with Matthews. He brought with him for his adopted father a bag of pea nuts, and Matthews m return gave the boy a prayer-book. Matthews showed pleasure at seeing the boy, but was not particularly demonstrative in his manner of reception. He gave the joungster good advice as to the way he should con duct hlmseir, and bade him good-bj- for ever. It was the last time the lud will ever see Matthews. Tlie condemned man had little to say yesterday, but seenicd to be In fairly good bplrlts. He stated that theadopted son was the child of a friend of his and before tlie bov' mother died several jears ago she asked him to take caic of her child. It is expected that Matthews will be taken from the Jail to Charles county Thursday afternoon. Gov. Lcvvndes vesterday notified the friends of "Matthews that positively no mterferencu with the execution must be expected. This action the Governor stated, lb final, and was taken after thoughtful consideration of the merits of tlie ease. hlienfr-Wade, of Charles comity, deMres to perform his disagreeable part ofthe duty of hanging Matthews with as much privacy as clicumsiances will i eimit, but the precaut o lary mcannes as at prerent aro.ued will not tone any piactical pur 1 oe more then lo icchde fiom the public gaze the death struggles after the tiap has been fprmg. "A I oaid rem t, which was ordeiul to th'eid U e crfciiuon from public gaze, is but Mxtcen feet high, while the s-caf;old shows severnl feet al,ove the to.) of the lence. This would probablj have teen avoded but for the Jnct Unit the scaftold was received after the brild ing of the iei.ee was in picgreFs. The .'eafold Js the pici eilj- cr 1 ilnce George ro'int-, and was bonowed foi this exe cut oa. LONG LITIGATION H"NIKD. Kainoiis, Salt AnniMt disdire Stevec son IhirKc Dismissed. Columbus, O., March 9. -The circuit court gave decision here today which will probably teinanate the long lltiga l' m over the alleged Traud or Judge Stevenson Burke and his associates in the management of the Columbus, Hocking Valley at'd Toledo Railway in bonding the property for SS.OOO.CCO, very little of which, as the present stockholders claim, was evei used in 'the proposed li.iprovem "ntsof the road. Having lost the cuse against Burke and ills associates in one'bevt, tlie stockholders brought the case anew in the name of the Central Trust Company of New York, which claimed some interest in the bonds. The owners of the lend seemed likely to win in this second suit, when attorneys :Iaiming to repiesent the trust company appeared in Court and asked that the suit tie dismissed The attorneys for the stock holders weie surprised and charged that there was tinpiofcssional conduct on the part or the attorneys ror the trust com pany Judge Pugh refused to entertain the moUou to disusis-s the suit. On this question tle case was taken to the circuit court, which today dismissed the suit. HIIOI'S'S SKK1IE1) citrsnEi). Testimony That the "evv s. of Jume Mir.'fl Huid As-toiiishcd Him. loiduu, Maich 9 The South Afileau to iiiiiittee api ointed bv U e Eouee or Cem n oas to inquire into tl e Jm cson laid into t ieT ransvna! irsumcd us sittings in W"st minster Hall today Tl e examination of Cecil Rl oJcs, ex-prtmier or the Cape Co.ony, having been conch (led at the last sitting, public inteicit .n tie pioceedings fell oif, as was apparent from the small attendance of spectators today. Sir Graham J 1 ovv er, formcily secretary to the rov emo; -general of the Cape Ccionj-, was called to the stand, and testtfic-d that, in his opinion, a Transvaal govern ment, controlled b.v the capitalists at Jo hannesburg, vvo'ild be piactically worse for British mteiests than a government toatrolled by Piesident Kruger. He was certain that Dr. Jmueiou's raid was a surprlseio Mr. Rhedes,w ho seemed ciushed when miormed oi it, raid fjIiI to the wit ness that he felt he must resign his olliee of premier m consequence of it. 1'rohnbly si Collision at Sen. Philadelphia, March 9. The British steamer Robert Hai rowing, here Irom Bos ton, reports that on March 8, when ten miles southeast from Barnegat, she passed a submerged wreck with two masts ex tending out of the water about eighteen feet. In the wreckage she also saw what appeared to be a second sunken craft, of larger dimensions, and with jibbeiom ex tending five feet about the water. Kan a Sham Employment Ilureiiu. Toronto, March 9. H. G. Burton was arrested here a few days ago, charged with running a sham employment bureau, and from papeis found on him it is shown that he conducted a similar business in Sandusky, Ohio, and Toledo, Ohio. To day word was received from Sandusky that Burton was wanted there for embezzle ment. It is understood he Is wanted in Toledo on a similar charge. Burton's wife and family live in Sandusky. Fayerwenther lleciuests Will Stand. Albany, N. Y., March 9. The bequests rmm tho Favervvcatlicr estate to the several colleges and institutions which were decided to be legal a few weeks ago by the court of appeals, will stand. The court this morning handed down a decision denjlng the motion to reopen the case, which was made a week ago. By this the court practically declares that its first de cision in the case shall stand, and that the legacies must be paid. Hnilroad Legislation in Kansas. Topeka, Ivan., March 9.-Gov. Leedy to day vetoed the Harris railroad bill to em power the State board or railroad commis sioners to establish freight and passenger rates. The Governor wants the legislature to pass a maximum rate bill. It is about time to adjourn and no railroad legisla tion is probable. Train Breaks Through a Bridge. Putnam, Conn. ,March9.ANew England freight train going through here early to day broke in two and the sections col lided on a long iron bridge seventy feet high. Fifteen of the cars were smashed, most of them into splinters. Nobody was hurt. Both tracks were blockaded until noon and all travel was stopped. Actor Killed by a Train. Danbury, Conn., March -9. Robert K. Murphy, an. actor, was struck by a Con solidated passenger train near BeaverBrook this morning and Instantly killed. Mur pny, in company with two other men, was walking toward Danlmry on the railroad tracks. ABK EH MeKINLirX o A1M7LTCATION" Asks for Admission to tho New Xork liar. New York, March 9. The admission to tho New York bar of three Ohio lawyers, ono of them Abuer McKinley, a brother of the President, was moved today before Justice VanBrunt, in the appellate divis ion of the supreme court. The admission of Abner McKinley was moved by Col. John J. McCook. Henry T. Fay moved the ad mission or Frank A. Cleary, and William H. Stayton moved th.it John J. Logan Camp bell be admitted. In each case Justice VanBrunt took the papers, saying that if everything was regu lar the applicants wouldbe admitted. When the third applicant was mentioned a3 a member of the Ohio bar the justice re marked, with a smile: "It is evident that under the new Administration the 6hio men are migrating." A FAT WOMAN'S IEATH. Only Four and u Half Feet Tall and Weighed Over 400. Pittsburg, March 9. Mrs. Ruth Hollar, who weighed 400 pounds, died at her home in Allegheny today or fatty de generation of the heart. Within the last three years Mrs. Hollar bus increased In weight from scarcely 100 pounds to over -100 pounds. Dnriug the pusL six months Mrs. Hollar bars lived in the second story of her home, being unable, on- account of her enormous size, to get cither up or down stairs She was only about four feet five inches in height. SCTKNX'K OF GOVLTINMEXT. Mr. Ilrynii Addresses u Crowd of 111,000 nt Little Hock. Little Hock, Ark., Match 9. A crowd of lO.OOOor 12,000 greeted Hon. W. J. Brj-an when he appeared on the stand In front or the statehouse at 10 30 this morning. Gov. Jones nnd Gen. James C. Tappen. speaker or the hopse, appeared on the stand with the distinguisbed sp'eaker. Mr. Bryan's talk, after a few compll-mentnrj- icmarks on the warmth of the rccept'oa tendered hint bv- the citizens, wasroifmed to the science or government, and that he touched a popular cnord m alt I e uttered was attested by n.ostvtclferous appkinse Mr Bryan left lor Memphis on the afternoon train. Til K KEN rrt'KY LKGISLATCKE. The Fight of list Winter Will Be Henewed. Frankfort.Ky., March 9. When thedtnte senate meets Saturdaj- theie will be thirty three serial o;s sitting and entitled to tote Five new men will present ciedentiala. 1 o-ir of these are Republicans, and the plan of the silver Democrats will be to keep them fiom being seated, and thus pieveut the election of a Kepuhticanl'nited States Senator Contests have been filed against the four Pepubbcaas, and the Blackburn people claim to have enough iocs to refer their credentials until the contests are passed upon. It is pomg to be the old fight oflast winter over again swoitis hi: was i.vxocext. Words of Murderer lirans After Sentence "Was rrouonueetl. Eoston, March 9 Thomas M Brain, the convicted murdeier of Copt. Nash, or the barkeuttne Heibert Fuller, was this after noon, in the United States circuit court, sentenced to b banged on Friday, .Tune 18, in Charles street jail, this city. Sentence was pionounccd by Judge Colt. Brarn Fnid in court "In the presence of Almighty God, I am Innocent of what I am charged God knows it, and He will protect me." Will Sue for Insurance Money. Frankfort, Ky March 9. The State Is preparing suits to recover from life in surance companies the amount of the pol icies on the life of ex-State Treasurer Dick Tate, who defaulted for S250.000. The policies have been kept up by daughter and son-in-law. Tate has not been heard from in tight years, and the suit will be brought on the giouud that the law pre sumes him dead. Killed by a Cave Tn. Danville, Ky., March 9. While Tavlor Stiver, and John Bailey were working in a mine at Altamont last night, a piece of slate ten feet wide by firteen feet long and three feet thick fell upon them. Tbelr bodies, bad to be mined out. Tovvley Killed His Wife. Niagara Talis, March 9. Holert J. Tow ley shot and killed bis wife late l.u.t night as she lay in bed in her loom at Suspension Bridge. He then set fhe to the place .ind fled, but wa arrested soon afterwaid. The fire was put out before it did in ucli damage. Ditpoiit Kollini Mill Blown L'p. Wilmington, Dela., March 9. At 1-30 this afternoon a rolling mill in the II igley yard of the Dupont Powder Works, blew up. The building wasdestroyed, and James Walker was killed. He leaves a large family. Kohimber Inhaled Gas.. New York, March 9" Michael Kolumber, thirty-five years old, of Siegfried BrtJge, P.i., was found dead In his room tod ly at the Landsman's Hotel, 1 20 Columbia street. It Is supposed that he committed suicide by inhaling gas. Steamer Aurania Overdue. New York, March 9. The Cunanl liner Aurania, from Liverpool, which was due here Sunday, had not been sighted up to noon today. She is probably delayed by the heavy weather which has prevailed on the Atlantic for the past two weeks. A Monument to Mansfield. Itockville, Md., March 9. The Cromelln "Lodge, No. 89, Knights ot Pythias, of Montgomery county, will erect a handsome monument to the memory of their de parted, brother, Samuel Mansfield. Elected a Democratic Mayor. Somersvvorth, N. HI, "March 9. The Democrats elected Benjamin F. Ilanson mayor today over John E. Haines, Repub lican, by a majority of 117. The r. S. Red Book. This is anjllustrated Congressional Man ual, containing portraits and biographies ot eK-President Cleveland and the mem bers of his Cabinet, and ot the Senators and Members of the Houe of the last Con gress, with a description and photographs of the chief buildings In Washington, and statistical tables for 1896, showing the financial condition, the gold and silver production, the imports and exports, and the value of various farm products of the United States. One feature of the volume is a list of the n&mes ot the delegates to the Continental Congress, and a list of the names of the members of every Con gress from tho First Congress down to and including the Fifty-fourth Congress. Everything in the way of information re lating to our public affairs, and all the statistics that can be of any value to the statesman, the politician or the private, citizen desirous of Informing himself con cerning any matter in any of the depart ments ot the Government, has been put Into this book by Mr. E. li. Muriln, Its compiler. James H. L.yons of i'jpany, N. Y., la le publisher. and 10tn, l!Hi and F Sts. N. Yf. tandard Cottons and Cotton Bedwear AT Special Prices The manufacturers of Cotton Goods in this country have re cently reduced the prices of many standard makes of cotton, making the lowest prices ever known. It is believed by many g-ood judges that these lowprices will not be reached for along time. These reductions enable us to offer, without loss to our selves, the following very low prices on high-grade muslins: 4-4 Fruit of the Loom Muslm, 6Kc a yard. Dwight Anchor Muslm Pillow 3Up3, Z'i l-Uxao Inches, -I2c each. Heavv Muslin Sheets, extra, quality; 1 1-2x2 1-2 yards, 35c eacli. 2x2 1-2 yards, 4-5 c each. Two Special Values in Boys' Trousers. New Goods Just Received. 100 pairs All-woo! Trousers, Of fine Scotch Cheviots, well made, perfect fitting. Sizes 3 to 15. 59c. Value, $1.00. 200 pairs All-wool Trousers, Of blue and black Homespunv very serviceable goods, well' made. Sizes 3 to 15. 69c. Value, $1.00. Upholstery Department. 27-lnch Scotch Madras, per yard..l2 l-2c yu-inch ScotciiMadras.peryard.... 17c 50-lncb Scotch Madras.per yard 21c 50-inch Scotch Madra3, colored, per yard 37 l-2c 30-inch Pancy Japanese Crepes, per yard 1- l--o 3K-tnch figured bilkahues, per yard 10a 315-Inch Figured Denim, per yard.. 18a 615-inh. Furniture Linen, per yard.. 45a 3xl ft. Opaque Window Shades, each 25o 10-tncb Curtain Swiss per yard 12 l-2c 3-rold Screens, each 51.50 Mahogany Tabourettes.each 51.75 Kattan Foot Stools, each SOo Single Panel Fire Screens, each $1.3?- 4th floor. Basket Department. Small Covered Market BaskctH.each.. IGa Square Covered Clothes Ilampcra, each - 51.35 Uound Covered Clothes Ilampera, each 75a Orrice Waste Baskets, each 20a Fancy Scrap Boskets, each........";. 50o Oblong Infants Baketst each 51.00 Work Baskets, on .stand, each 50o Covered Work Baskets, each 75o Dog Baskets, each 51.25 Pigeon Baskets, each 52.50 Large Square Covered Hampers, each Oval Clothes Baskets, each Lined Knife Baskets, each Small Fancy Scrap Baskets; each. 5th floor. 53.00 . 35c . 35o . 25a Picture Department. White Enameled Frames, with mats.. 39a Artist Proof Etchings, mounted 18X28 50c Ucnulne Allotypes, 22x23 40c Deirc Pictures, llxll 51.19 lards of I'ansles. framed ., 51.00 St. Cecelia, gilt frame and mat 59a Pastels, white and gold frames 52.50 Watermelon Pictures $5.00 Pastel Uarrae Pieces - $1.69 Colored Photos, oval frame's 51.23 White Frames, brass ornament3.... 49o Assorted Medallion Photos 51.0O Oil Paintings $1.59 McKinley Portraits, mounted 25 4th floor. A New Invoice of Our Famous "Capitol" Sewing Machines at $19.50, Including a full set of the latest improved attachments and a five year guarantee. Neither skill, money nor labor has been spared to perfect the "Capitol. " It is ours exclusively for Washington, and is unequaled at the price. 2d floor. Woodward & Lofiirop.