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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
The Fight of list Winter Will Be
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
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.
10tn, l!Hi and F Sts. N. Yf.
tandard Cottons
Cotton Bedwear
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.
Value, $1.00.
200 pairs
All-wool Trousers,
Of blue and black Homespunv
very serviceable goods, well'
made. Sizes 3 to 15.
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,
Oval Clothes Baskets, each
Lined Knife Baskets, each
Small Fancy Scrap Baskets; each.
5th floor.
. 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
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.

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