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TILE MORNING- TIMES,! THURSDAY, MARCH 11,- 1897 'lUM& (3!OKM.G, Evn.-.I.G A J By THE WASHINGTON TIMES Co. HUTCHINS BUILDING JCoutheast Coitxcc Tenth and d Sts. Telephones Editorial Roo is. 4S1 Business Office. 1610 3EW TOKK omCU, i(K TKACT BUIL.DINO J lice Vo nine or Evening Edition, OnoCent Sunday Edition Three Cents Monthly, by Carrier Morning and Sunday Thirtv-fivc Cents Evening - 'Jinny Cents Morning. ) Evening and Piftv Cents buuilaj. ) BY J" All. POSTAGE PREPAID Morning, Evening ana Sunday 50o Morning and Sunday 35c Evening and .SundU) .'Joe "WASHINGTON, THUKSDAY, MARCH 11. The Twin Evils. Tor wcarj years the United Stales lias Buffered, fnt, fiom the eils or a high protective tariff, next fiom gold standard contraction, and now we are to liae hoth together Will that hnng piospenty? Let us see. Uifrh jirotectlon reduced our rev enncs and killed our mei chant inarn.e. Not a Mingle ship hearing the flag of this nation pjhnciI tlnough the Slo Canal last vear Two thirds of all the tonnage that entered it was British. Tinal demonetization of iher and gold contraction during the CIe eland admin istration increased our national bonded deU from $5tT,034,20O in 1S92 to $Si7,3; i,) 10 at the close of 1890, an in crease or $202,330,690, or 45 iier cent of the volume at the close of Harrison's term Evei pi feeding Administration since the vvui has diminished the national debt Prom 135 to 1S92 the deci ease amounted to $241,S1G,S90. No wonder that even interest allied with the gold ring are clamoring for cur rency leform. Verily, President Mc Kinley will have to carry out his origin il intention, and -do something" for silver, or stfvei will do for linn. Whirlwind lteaier.s. The esteemed Chicago Tribune, like the New York Evening Post, did its level best to fasten upon the country an Adminis tration certain to attempt the enactment ot a high protective tariff bill Now it is illogical enough to find fault -with the necessary and inoltable results of the course puiMied by journals and people who hicrifued their political principles upon the ensanguined altar of gold Under these circumstances the Tribune is weuUv bold enough to declare that the tariff of 1S90 was a "gross and greedy blunder." which "must not be repeated in the enactment of tli new tariff bill." "We iniiv In allow ed to doubt the efficacy of such a mandate In shaping the course of the impending legislation It is to be reared that Mr McKiuley will regard the bull oi the Chicago Republican exponent, not so much m a papal as in a Hibernian sense Hih protective tariffs go down hard with people who think them vicious and dest nif tive. but fiose w ho have knowingly und wi'h mahec a forethought wrought to bring them about are not the ones to fuss about it. Mr-. Domini. Anxiety. A valued correspondent asks us if the ex-Queen of the Hawaiian Islands is not allowing considerable anxiety to obtain an early interview with Mr McKinley, and he would like to tun e us tell him why thLs Is thus, and not otherwise He points out that the ex-queen's Grand ( hamberlam of the Furnace Room, Mr Palmer, has vis ifd the "White House at least three tin.es to usk that ex-Queen Liliuokalani might have the privilege of paving her respects; ami notwithstanding tne fact that Mr Palmer was not encouraged at all, the ex-queen, or peihaps it was the grand chambeilnin, was not deteued from writ ing a polite note to the President to ask the same favor, which note, bj the way, teem, to have been lost among the cords of applications for office that adorn Mr. Porter's desk and the Mirrounding coun try and that he promises to put on file. Our coi respondent tells us further that Mrs lominis spent a gieat deal of time last Saturday, or had a great deal of time spent, to rind out at what church Mr Mc Kuilev intended to worship the nextduv, iloubtk'v. desiring to join him We do not know that these performances on the part or this duky lady are sus picious, and hence we should hesitate to say so If she is trying to prevent any action favoiable to the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands to this countrv, she may well be anxious, and Mr McKinley for his part may well be very diplomatic, if not actuallv distant, m his treatment of her, for while Mi OIncv may have given her tfcl-ets of admlbslun to a recent im port.ua show at the Capitol, that does not nece-.sauly establish her standing at the other end of the Avenue It may also be that Mr McKinley has consulted a fortune teller recently, who has advised him to foewute of a dark lady who has designs upon his comfort and is liable to cross the pathway of liis life at any moment If foi any of these reasons the President entertains these suspicions, and if by any means Mrs Domlnls or her grand chamber lain has learned about them, there Is good loason why, if she has any business of consequence in hand, &he ought to de lire to see him without delay. Generally speaking, delays are dangerous Again, In this particular case, the spell might be declared off. A Dubious Prospect. "We cannot blame those visiting states men who have held office under previous Republican Administrations Trom wonder ing whether the "ex's" after all are going to have any show whatever under the Mc Kinley regime. We notice that a goodly number or the "ex's" are at present fre quenting Washington. They are to be no ticed in the hotel lobbies, and they have not been entirely successful in keeping their names out of the newspaper. We believe it used to be held !; - resident Harrison, as well as by President Cleve land, that it. person who had once held an Important office really deserved no fur ther coosl deration from his party. He had been lucky, indeed, to secure his position In the first place. It mav have happened in either case, of course, that some former oWiceholder had displayed such excellent qualifications that his department and his Government could not get along without hlii!; and some of the rejected and dejected applicants, who were themselves good old "ex's" used to say that Mr Cleveland was not averse to declaring in effect, by his own repeated candidacies foi office, that what wass.i IC3 for the go isew.n not sauce for the gander, and the same is to be said, very ill-natuiedly, of course, of Mr Har rison, who. if we remember curreitlv, was himself a candidate for office a second tune. Hut these circumstances j elate to the past Many of the "ex's" are in town again, and while the question is not en tirely new to them, it must confront them ever "Are we out of it now because we were in it once befoie?" We don't doubt that If thej watch the re.il Republican power closely within the next few days they w 111 find that some general policy with regard to the "ex's" will be formulated Lest It should not be, or lest they should miss it, let us ay brieflj, in conclusion, that the chances are against them It is against the world-wide average of human experience to enjoy a good thing alw.ivs-or, indeed, to enjo. it everv four jcars Most of the "ex's" have done pretty well to squeeze in the first time Party obligations to them , were then fulfilled in most cases, or it can be pie tended that they were. Moreovei . there is now, more than ever before probably, a tremendous pressure for places fiom the raw recruits In the Republican army .And again, might not the viittious appointing officer ask the ex-officeholder, when lie comes up for appointment again "Have vou been waiting all thc-e four veurs lor this thing' Why haven't jou succeeded in private business? Don't vou know that the right civic spirit, anvwav, is foi the office to seek the man?" Fltzhugh Jlco by All Means! The downfall of the present Spanish government and mount chv appears to be more than Imminent, it is almost at hand, if any reliance can be placed upon neces sary deductions from a variety of reports that are flowing in thick and fast from Madrid, the Spanish provinces and Ha vana, added to evidence contained in many letters received by leading Span lards resident in the United Mates The Spanish ministry is hel'ev ed to have notified Gen Wejler that no mole re en forcements can be sent to Cuba, and that the troops he now has, with what aid ma be derived from Spanish sviiipathi?ers, will have to fight it out with Gen Gomisr Marshal Martinez Campos is quoted as saying that the Cubans are stronger than ever and cannot be subdaed bv any men or means within the reach of Sp tin Carlist and republican risyigs are annost dnilj expected at home The Spanish finimci.tl resources will be absohttelv exhausted by May The end Is at hand Wc may suppose that these facts und proxpects are not unknown to the Adiiitu int ration If true, they ImiKtse an im mediate and peremptory dutv upon it to take measures for the protection of Amer ican citizens within Spanish jurisdiction on the island We do not know the char acter of Wejler and his soldieis, if eon diuons such as the fust intimation of a situation like that predicted would not at once lead to a massacre of Americans in Havana and other points dominated b Spanish troops We know what their treatment has been when vet the captain general and his satellites weic confident of success What It might be after thev had been driven to hopeless despair and madness is not pleasant to contemplate In direct connection with the foil-going we are glad to see it stated that Gen l"it7huph Lee is to be retained and sup ported In his piesent position We hope and believe that this Is true It is what si ould have been expected from thestuidv Americanism of Pit"-ulent McKinley Gun Lee has done his duty under Irving and adverse circumstances like a gallant -ol dier and gentleman He has been hardly used, and his efforts to sueco: his fellow countrymen have been largely frustrated b the dastardlj department i ol c of our late foreign sec retary It is v til on that account to sustain and vindicate hun It is even more important that a man of his experience, courage, and fmie should be on the ground during the closing scene of the great tragedy which will mark the expulsion of a frightful tv rannv f rom nearH its last stronghold in the Western Hemi sphere. The New York Trusts. The Lcxow trust Investigating com mittee, of which considerable fun has been made In various wuvs, has made its ieport; and it says, substantial! , that com binations to restrict the sale of the neces saries of Ufc do exist, and that aggre gations of capital have been formed in nearly every instance for the pmpose of regulating trade, suppressing competition and controlling prices absolutely. The re port declares also that the factors' agree ments between the trusts and their agents are really the potential circumstance through which these combinations are en abled to fulfill their purpose. In other words, if anti-trust legislation seems too strong to encounter successfully, there is always a way to get around it It is by the means of other combinations less palpable upon their face, but none the less effective. It is impossible to predict what will be the outcome in the form of legislation of these investigations of Mr Lexow's com mittee or If there will be any outcome at all. It has been said that the committee work was planned and c irrted forward by Mr. Piatt simply to embarrass some of the campaign friends of Mr Ilaiina, the sub scribing trusts, that is to say. Another theory has been that these investigations were simply a part of Mr. Piatt's well known process by which he always made sure of the support of these Important bus! ncss concerns in some small political af fairs of his own which he often desired to further. The danger always seems to be that anti-trust legislation is not drawn carefully enough so that prosecuting of ficers are able to accomplish anj thing whatever under it. If trust officers are able to procure legislation at will, it is absurd to suppose that they cannot pro cure legislation In State assemblies as well as in the National Congress. The process of formulating anti-trust legislation in New York will be watched with great interest, and we sometimes think if the popular hatred against these combinations is permitted togounappeased for three jears, an unielcnting and sue cessful w.irfare upontiusts in general may be one of the two chief features of the Presidential campaign of 1900. John Hull, the Tric'Ky Diplomatic gossip In Paris credits "per fidious Albion'' with the creation of the present Gi.ieco Turkish situation, and the insurrection in Crete, In ordei to smash the concert of Europe, and permit the Brit ish government to complete its consolida tion of empire In Africa. It is claimed there that Loid Salisbury has grown apprehensive that the same concert, with the Lion left out, might soon take a notion to blockade the Dardanelles against Great Biilain If the armed truco among the powers could be bioken by in direction that danger would pass, and then each of the otheis would have business enough on its hands not to bother Eng land in any attack upon the Transvaal. At least It Is probable enough that the Transvaal ideais well found' d The farci cal examination or Cecil Rhodes, and Mr. Chamberlain's recent dispatch to Presi dent Ki tiger, indicate that The rest may be tiue, too jseveial houis huva passed since The 'Junes quoted from Senor de Lome's late book, in which he attacked indiscriminate ly Ameiican men and Amencan women; and though we threw our columns open I red foi his reply, Mr. de Lome has not replied He is still tho Spanish Minister at this capital His hpnotlc influence over Mr Olnej, Mr Hale, and others, who ire old enough to know better, has been much discussed in the press of the country It is riiinoiedth.u Hon John Sherman, who is also old enough to know better, is not so much influenced by St nor d Lome's diplomacy If that is true, all the more reason why this is a good occasion, and these columns a erj gooil place, for the Spanish Minister to take It all back. The tenor of this book was that American men are mostl corruptible, and that American women are the same Has Mr de Lome anvihing to sav about all this'.' He has another good chance to do it today The fact is published that Master Garret Hobart, Jr , has been appointed electnclau or the White House He applied for the place tu person the other day, and he was satisfied with the blandishments of no private seeretarv, but went directly to Mr McKinlev himself, who, It appears, could not resist his arguments Master Hobart is only twelve years old, but he oeeius to know one particular thing pretty well alreudv He was tilled for the post that he applied for, in other words More over, he didn't ask for very much He didn't want to put In a whole new set of electric bells, nor was he interested In promoting some particular bystem He ii ie eel wanted to run In every day or two to make sure that the present svstem was kept in complete repair Mi McKinley appointed him immediately, as a matter of course, and this business like action, as we hardly need to add, will win the ap probation of all our lellow countrv men, not to mention all of Master Hobart's fel low schoolbovs Is there not a hint here which mav be of value to all the other ofiiceseekers'' Have they all tilted them selves by a course of special training for the position which thev seek" And do they seek them with a gentle and polite per sistence, going straight to headquarters because the 1 resident likes them so much that he likes to see them come in? And is it not true that niunv of them are asking for far too much0 Do thev compare them selves with others who are seeking office, admitting, as a lesiilt of this comparison, that their cni.tlific.tt ions don't hold a cwiulle to those of their hated rivals" And do thev ever stop to think that a Presi dent likes to appoint a man to office now ami then to vv liom he is not under ever lasting obligations like voting Garry Ho bart, s.t, who probably didn't do a thing in the campaign? Fears are expressed that If the female applicants for foreign missions and con sulships were appointed, the governments to which they were accredited might re fuse to receive them Exceptions to such a rule certainly exist One of the ladies who wants to be a coiisuless is described as handsome and plump As consul to Tahiti she would be sure of being persona grata Gieoan and Cretan news, though brief. Is important. British and Italian trans ports loaded with troops have appealed at Crete The Servian reserves and militia have been ordered out "for a week's practice." The powers are trying U la tere ept re enforcements on their way to Col Vussos A more confident peace opinion prevails among London bankers. Generally, the dispatches last evening were les wailike, but the calling out of the Seivlan reseives and continued activity in Gieek war pieparations t'o not look so much like olive branches. The worthy effort or leading Texas cot ton growers to effect concerted action for a reduction of the producing area, It is to be feared, will end as mosfcsuch movements do All agree to reduce, and each pitchesln to raise as much ns possible, on the prin ciple of the greatest good to tlie greatest number, which is number one. " News that J. P Morgan & Co. have gamed control of the Lehigh Valley Rill load will be highly satisfactory to that fuin and its associated combine. Of the annual anthracite coal production of 43, 000,000 tons, more than 32,000,000 tons now will be controlled by Morgan, the "Vanderbtlts, the Astors, and by Messrs Baker, Fahnestock, and Maxwell, who con stitute what is known m New York as the 'First National Bank crowd." Great ib Morgan. Wo may be able, through praver and arbitration, to avoid war with other powers, but what is to be done about the hostilities between the elements and our Navy? Really, the Piestdent had best send some boats to Havana while he has any. PRESIDENT AT THE HOSPITAL Mr. McKinley Affoctod by the Injury to Gsnoral Hastings. The ncl.on of President McKinley, upon hearing that his friend, Gen Hastings, washurt yesteiduj afteinoon.hasattracted universal comment ,ai.d helias been piaised lor his prompt visit to the injmed man He went to the hospital to personally see the extent of the tfid soldier's mjuiies, and il to impressed Gen Hastings that when the Piesident gpft, he could not keep back the tears of giatitude. The circumstances under which the ac cident oceiiired are very touching Gen Hastings had Just bid his old comrade (who has ben elevated to the highest olhce in the gift of the people) good-by and started to walk back to his hotel, when he was accidentally struck down, and in side of an hour and half the President was by his bedside in the Emergency Hospital Gen. Hastings was an officei in the Twent-thirtl Ohio Volunteers, Mr. Mc Kinley's legiment, and is now the senior officer In command. Gen Hastings at present resides In the Bermuda Islands, where he owns several large plantations. He left home especially to attend the In auguration, arrived hereon Februaiy 28, anil has been stopping at the Ebbitt He has made several calls on the President and yesterday said farewell at the White House, pi evious to his depaiture for home on Saturday. He was accompanied by his friends. Gen. J L Botsford and wife or Youngstown, Ohio. The party turned from Pennsylvania avenue into Fifteenth street and scrolled slowlv down the sidewalk. Gen Hastings is ver tall and walked with a cine oa account of a stiff right knee, the result of a bullet wound at the battle of Ope quon cret k. Thev turned to cross Fif teenth street directly opposite the Junc tion of r street. A cable cai was rapidly approaching and the general warning tho olhers with a crv, stepped quickly back, when he v as stiuck by a "-ingle horse de liver wagon belonging to Golden, Love & Co , commission merchants, at 920 Louisiana avenue 'I he general turned in falling and hit the pavement partly wi'h his light side He was quiekly lifled to his feet and stood alone while Gen Botsrortl got the name ami address of the firm who owned the wagon Gen Botsrortl returned and Gen Ilnstlngs at tempted to start across the street He fullered, turned pale, and would have fallen it seveial bstanders hail not come to his aid and supported him A parsing coupe was hailed, but Gen Hastings could not be lifted into it Flnull, the Emergency ambulance was summoned and thedisibled veteran driven to that institution A hasty examination at the hospital showed that the riglil leg was broken near the knee The general was made as comfortable as possible The fracture was bandaged and. dressed, and a plaster east put upojrMtby Dr Kerr, Drs Law rence and Turner- aeslsting him The pu tlcnt was then teinovcd to a small room buck of the operating room, and put to bed !. As roon aw Gen Hastings was made comfortable. Gen Botsford lert Ins wire to look after him, and went to the White House, and notified the President of the accideut 'I he President was deeply moved bv tho news, ami sid that he would visit the general at once Shortly after 2 o'clock he entered his carriage and drove to tho south door of'the hospital He was ac companied by Col Talor, of East Liver pool, Ohio, and Capt McWillinms He hur liedly entered' the hospital and asked to be shown to the injured man's room His face plainly indicated the anxiety he felt, and when he saw Gen Hastings lying upon the bed he grasped his hand and siiook It warmly "Whv, general. I am sincerely sorry to ee vou here-," said the President. but 1 heir rt Is not serious and am glad of that" The old soldier murmured his thanks, and the President continued cheerfully "By the way, this Is not the first time I have seen vou wounded Let me see, the list time was at Winchester, wasn't it"" "And vou didn't think I'd pull through that, either " "That's so," "aid the President "You're in better shape now than vou were then What can 1 do for vou, general"'' Nothing, I thank vou, major" ' Shall I not notify your wife, send her a cablegram about vour condition"" ' No, no. I beg ou don't do that She is not in verv good health, and I do not wish her to know I am hurt at all " The President questioned Dr Kerr about the extent of themnirie ami the ptohuble results, and then advi--ed with Gen Has tings as to his future plans The Pres Iilent remained in the hospital for fully twentv minute'!, ami before he left said Now, general, command me, day or night, and while you are at the hospital I shall make it my pleasant duty to come out and see you Good-hy old rellow " Tears came to the eyes of the old soldier and trickled down his rugged cheeks when the President si ook his hand at parting It was an affecting cene and one that will long be remembered by th' se who witnessed It After the President left. Gen Hastings was conveyed to the Garfield Hospital and placed in a private room The hos pital repoit gives the general's injury as a fracture of the inner tuberosity of the right tibia The lnhired joint- was stiff before theacch'ent, but now can be moved about The accident is serious, but not, dangerous to a man with a strong con stitution Unless something unexpected should occur, Gen Hastings will be fully recoveiert in a few weeks. While Rutherford B Hayes was in the White House Gen Hastings was a frequent visitor here His regiment hail been origin ally commanded by President Hayes, and as a result of their continued friendship Gen Hastings was always the guest of the President during his visits to Washing ton The friendship was cemented by his marnageln theWhite House to Miss Emily Piatt, a niece of Mr. Hayes Gen Hastings requested that no churge be preferred against the driver of the vehicle, as he realized that it was an unavoidable accident, and said he would refuse t o prosecute i f charges were brought The driver Is a yOung man named James T Flnn. He regretted the accident deeply Mrs Eo'sford said that he was not driving recklessly, nor at tro great a speed, and was in no way to be blamed Gen Hastings was re'rorted to t e resting quittly at Garfield Hospital at midnight last night Favors the Torrey Bill. New York, March 10. The hoard of trade and transportation today adopted lesolutions favoring the passage of the Torrey bankruptcy bill at the roi incom ing special session of Congies. the ap pointing of committees to investigate abuses of privileges of American citizens traveling abroad, and to secure the ap proval of the pending arbitration treaty hetween Great Britain and this country. Wages Heduced at Pittsburg. Tittsburg, March 1 0 Reductions In wages of lroin 10 to 20 per cent, affecting about 800 men, have been announced m tho KeStone bridge rolling null, Pitts burg, and at the Standard Manufacturing Company, in Allegheny The Standard Manufacturing Compiuy resumed opera tions in full esterday after au idleness of about a inontlu WESTEILV ItlVKKS ItAJIPANT. Serious Itcsitilts Are Feared From tho Spring Tide. St. Louis, .March 10. The lecent heavy rains has swollen the small streams in the northeastern part of Missouri antl the lowlands aie submerged to a depth of from one to three reet. The Iors In live stock and damage to farm buildings anil crops is very heavy. The .Missouri River is ilstng at an alarming rate, antl if the spring ilso comes on top or the present high watei fear, are entertained of a disastrous flood. The .Missouri, Kansas and Texas Rail road is keeping a large force of men constantly at work riprappiiig the hank along the river near St Charles, Mo , antl every efrort Is being made to prepare for the expected flood The Mississippi River at this city registers twenty two feet, which is six feet below the danger line Detroit, .Michigan, March 10 A special to the Journal from Portland, Mich , siis. Grand River is on the rampage again at this point The water lose about four reet last night antl this morning all factories along the river are closed down, the en gine looms being under water The heavy rains of the past forty eight hours havo added to the volume of water, which was already large It is reported that the great body of heavy ice began moving some miles up the river last uiglit, but it became jammed just abo'-t the village The water Is slowly rising this morning and the loose ice, which i running under the solid ice. Is making a dam below the village which is growing worse hourly The outlook for serious consequences is much more threat ening than a few weeks ago DEATH HEAT THE THAINT. Mr. rai tie's Vtiin Effort to See Tils Wife Ilefore Her Death. New York, March 10 -Robert Treat Pame, the well known Boston millionaire and philanthropist, passed through this city this morning on a lust train specially chartered, en route irom Washington to Boston, where ins wife, when the train startetl, la dying The train met him at Manassas, Vu , and, it is said, accord ing to the terms of his agreement with the railioad company, he is to pay a big bonus tot evei minute chopped otf the recoi d Mi Fame's trip was all in vain, for Mrs Paine died yesterday The Impatient trav eler receiv ed the telegram w hiie his special was speeding through Wilmington, Del , but he kept on antl reached his home as speedil as steam could carry him SEXATOH MORRILL'S Ill's T. Unveiled at tho State LTnlverHlty of Ohio. Columbus, Ohio, March 10 A bust of Senator Justin 8 Morrill of Vermont, author or the bills to create agricultural colleges b the snh of public kinds, ard providing for annual appreciations to support colleges of tills nature, was un veiled at the Slate University esterday, with appropriate exercises The address of the occasion was de livered by Prof Hunt, who paid un elo quent tribute to the Vermont statesman. The bust is a plaster cast, made from the marble busi to be placed in the Art Galler at Washington MYSTERIOUS CHICAGO SHOOTING. Wealthy Woumu Will Die Her Step daughter A nested. Chicago. March 10 Mrs C Bragg. widow of Frederick Bragg, was found this morn ing ling in bed unconscious, with a bul let I ole through her She cannot recover Josephine Bragg, her stepdaughter, fn teen ears old, was arrested this arter nooii, but claims to know nothing or the" shooting Mrs Bragg was the owner or a great deal or property, and was consid ered a verv vvcalthv woman, her step daughter being, it is said, the only heir. Pennsvlvnniii Railroad Changes. Philadelphia, March 10. -The board or directors of the Pennslvunla company to day decided to divide the office of general freight agent, former! held by William II. Joce, wlio was recently promoted to the office of general liaffrc manager, into loeil and through freight branches Charles A. Chiple was made the local freight agent and J B Thaer. Ji . was chosen as tho through freight agent The appointees were formerl assistants to Mr Jovce. Abandoned ut Sea. London. .March 10 The British steamer Robert A damson, Capt Woodruff, from Galveston, February 12, via Norfolk, for Copenhagen which arrived at Portland todav . landed the crew or the British Schooner Mabel, Capt Couch, from Oporto, January 1C Tor St Johns. N F , which was abandoned m ;i sinking condition on March 5. Famine Fund Growing. London, March 10 Though the queen had alreudv contributed the sum or 500 to the India rainme fund, her majestj , upon learning that the distress m the famine stricken countr is hkel to be vast I more widespread than was at first expected, has forwarded to theloul major an additional 500 The frmd has now reached the sum of 111,000. Tho An ran la Sighted. New York, Muich 1 0 The Cunard Line steamship Auiania. which was three dajs overdue, w us sighted off Sandy Hook She was detained bv adverse weather She maintained her equilibrium to a lemark able degree dining a violent gale, accom panied with huiiicane squalls, which she encountered on March 3 Killed in a Ctilli.sion. Wickhffc. Ky , March 10. The north bound Illinois Central St Louis express collided with a freight train at East Cairo, Ky . at 1 20 o'clock this morning, killing Fireman Walter Rogers, colored, and in juring Telegraph Operator Goodwin Boaz, who wasmthc station. which was knocked over into the backwater by the passenger engine, which left the track Dismissed the Writ. New York, March 10 Judge Brown, In tlfi? United States district court today, dis missed the writ of habeas corpus in the case of Mr Iasigt, the Turkish consul gen eral at Boston, wanted in that city for embezzlement The writ was taken out to prevent Iasigi's extradition JaeUsDii'M Petition for I'm don. Frankfort, Ky., Match 10. L J Craw ford, of Newport, attorney for Scott Jack son, tins morning presented Gov Bindley his brief and petition for the pardon of his client ' The papers are a foot thick nnd it v. ill take the gov crnor t wo days to go over them Canadian 3Iine Sold for .?.',000,000. Toronto, Ont , Murch 10. A special ca blegram to a morning paper says that the famous LeRoi n.ine, of Rossland, B C , owned by Senator Turner and others, of Washington State, has been sold to a svn dicate or British capitalists for $5,000,000. Meat Rates. Reduced. New York, March 10. The hoard of managers of the Joint Traffic Association have decided to i educe the rates ou meats until June 30 by placing them on Lhe basis of third-class freight THE WORK OF TRAMPS. Old Pennsylvania Couple Ilrntnlly Heaten and Robbed. Pittsburg, Pa., March 10. A Greensburg special telegram states that last night a daring and brutal assault that may result in the death of two persons was committed near the mining village of Crabtree, five miles north of Greensburg. Richard Gra ham and wire, an aged couple residing nlone on a farm, weie the victims of the assault, which had robbery for its object. Graham is reported to be wealthy Three masked men forced an entrance to the house and knocked the aged couple sense less vv ith an ux Arter that they ransicked the house and lert It is not yet known how much money they secured. When discovered bv a neighbor this moiinng, Graham and his wife were ling in a pool of blood, unconscious, on the floor Mr Graham was et unconscious at noon today andts In a critical condition no is about sixty-five years or age; his wire about rirty rive She may recover. It is supposed that trumps committed the assault. KI-NTUCKX DEMOCRATS HOPIIFtTL, Think They Can Elect a Successor to Blackburn. Chicago, March 10. A Chronicle special from Lexington, Ky , says: At a con ference here yesterday, lietween Senators Bronson and Goebel, State Central Com mitteeman Johnston and other leading Democrats, it was decided th.it the Demo crats have a chance to elect a United States Senator, provided a man can be found upon whom the gold and silver members of the legislature can combine According ly, they have telegraphed for Blackburn to meet them here Saturday Tor the purpose of discussing the situation. The belief that Gov Bradley and his friends will not allow Hunter's election , and that Hunter will get the Republican cau cus nomination, has given them renewed hope Blackburn, it is said, has decided to withdraw his name, and when the legislature meets, Saturday, the Demo crats nny have a new man in the field. HENEFI'IS THE AMERICANS. Grnnd Trunk Trains to He Made Up on This, Side. Port Huron, Mich .March 10. An impor tant change in the Grand Trunk's work has been arranged for Port Huron antl Sarniu. At present all west bound trains are made up ou this side and east-bound trains ou the Canadian side, and all repairing is done before trams go through the tunnel. From this date all the work will be done here and all trains made up on the Ameri can side, no matter which way they go. This will necessitate the entire remodeling of the trackb on this sale of the tunnpl portal, antl plans or a new yard with Titty more tracks havebeen drawn This change will reduce the number oT men employed about one-half and leave only two or three at Sarnia DEATH OF ROBERT G. BLAINE. He Wus a Brother of "the Plumed Knight." The funeral services over the remains of Mr Robert Gillespie Blaine will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock, at 8t Feter's Chucrch, corner Second and C streets southeast. Father James M. O'Brien will orfrciate and celebrate high mass. Interment will be at Congressional Ceme tery. The pallbearers selected are Eeckford Muckey, William II Landvoight, Harry Smith. William McKnew, Samuel M Croft, and Dr Hurry Newman The deceased wus u brother of the late James G Blaine He was taken ill a week ago lust Monday His left side was par alyzed, and he was unconscious for two two das before his death. He died Tuesday night last, the im mediate cause of death being cerebral hemuiorage He was about sixty-rive years of age, and leaves a widow and six children, Robert G Blame, a voting man of twenty, being the onl son Or the live daughters two are married, one being the wife of Dr. T F Wallen, and the other of Dr Crosson, both of this city Mr Blame held a position under the late Secretuiv Kusk as chief or the quarantine division, Bureau of Animal Industry of the Department or Agriculture, but upon the abolition of the of free by Secretary Morton during the last administration, he was appointed to a position m the Con gressional Librarv, which he held for some time prior to his d"ath The first symptoms of paralvsis devel oped upon his return from a trip abroad some eurs back, but he suffered no se rious inconvenience from the effects until a s'.ort time ago Mr Blame was almost a liTe-Ioiig resilient ot the city, and had a large circle of influential friends. 'for major Mckinley." A California Deniocint Sends. Him Two Big Oranges. A small wooden box containing two fine large oranges was found in a cargo of California rruit received in this city yes terday by Mi Joseph Ferrero, the Wash mgton agent of t! e feo itheru Fruit Ex change, of the state named The fruit w us sent by an admirer to President Mc Kinley The box hud written in pencil upon one side at the top these words- "From a Democrat who voted for protection and sound money, anil beneath that inscrip tion this: "For .Major McKinley, Wash ington, D. C . Will the one finding this box please deliver to the above address, and oblige D F Connell, Corona, Cal.' Mr Ferrero will have the box presented at the White House this morning INSTRVCIOR OF TACTICS. Lieut. Kennim Detailed to Teach the Youth of Nicaragua. Secretary Alger has selected Lieut. L. W V Kennon, Sixth I nfuntry, as instructor or tatties at the Military College or the Greater Republic or Central America, in Nicaragua The authority Tor this detail passed through Congress at the close of the session and wasapproved by President Cleveland on March 3. Lieut Kennon ha recently been on duty with the Intercontinental Railway Commis sion antl his selection is to a great ex tent t! ue to his the rough knowledge or the Spanish language. The appointment, which was made at the solicitation or the Central Amencan Republic, takes errect Immediately, nnd Lieut Kennon will probably hold the post four years. Army Orders. Secretary Alger has ordered the follow ing assignments to regiments of officers recently promoted Capt- Reuben B. Tur ner; to the Sixth Infantry, Company I; Cant, Daniel A. Frederick, to the Seventh Infantry. Company I: Capt Edgar Hubert, to the Eighth Infantry, Company C; First Lieut Frederick S. Wild, to the Sixth In fantry, Company K: First Lieut William O. Johnson, to the Seventh Infantry, Com pany C: First Lieut Jarnes R. Lindsay, to the Eighth Infantry. Company D; Lieut. Col. Charles P. Sagan is ordered to con tinue as chief commissary at San Fran cisco. Capt. Reuben B Turner. Sixth In fantry, is relieved from duty in the quar termasters department at Fort Thomas, Ky. and 101b, nth and F Sts. N. W. Two Specials in Glassware Dept. Pressed Glass Vaseline 01 Salve Boxes, with heavy nickel silver tops. Avery clever imita tion of cut glass, and an extraor dinary value. 15c EACH. Another 10-barrel lot of the now famous Table Tumblers, with the imitation cut-glass bot tom, at the same low price. 2c EACH. 5th floor. More New Dinner Sets. Dinner Ware by the set or in single pieces can be secured of us at lower prices than ever be fore and in qualities which al ways give satisfaction. Among late arrivals we quote the fol lowing: 100-pIece Decorated English Dinner Sets, each $3.95 Ill-piece Decorated English Dinner Sets, each $3.95 112-plece Decorated English Dinner Sets, each $9.00 115-piece Decorated English Dinner Sets, each $10.00 112-piece English Dinner Sets, filled pattern, each $12.00 113-piece Decorated English Dinner Sets, choice designs, each $13.00 5th floor. More New Toilet Sets. Always the newest designs, always the best quality, always the largest assortment, always the lowest prices. 117 styles to select from. G-piece Decorated English Toilet SaU, each $1.50 10-plece Decorated Engll3h Toilet Sets, each $i 95 12-piece Decorated English Toilet Seta, with Jar, each $3.50 12 piece Toilet Sets, new shape, new decoration; with jar. each $5 00 12-piece Antique Toilet Sets, new decoration; with jar, each $7.50 12-piece Tinted and Decorated Toilet Sets, with jar, each $3.50 12-piece Stippled and Decorated Toilet Sets, with jar, each .$9.00 Other stvles and qualities up to $17.50 set 5th floor. More Bissell Carpet Sweepers. Ve have just received another large shipment of Carpet Sweep ers in the various grades, and shall offer today 3 crates of BisselFs "Pilgrim" Carpet Sweepers, at the quick selling price. $1.50 EACH. This is the reg-ular $2.25 kind, 5th floor. More New Japanese Rugs. We have just purchased a new line of these unique and tasteful Rugs, which we offer at very low prices. They are first qual ity goods, the designs are new and the color combinations are unusually attractive. The fol lowing sizes are represented: 3x G feet, each S3..30 Gx 9 feet, each S3.QS SxlO feet, each S5.S5 9x12 Teet, each ST.OO 10x13 1-2 feet, each $3.0 12x15 reet.eacb.. S3.3 4th floor. ARNOLD'S KNIT GOODS For Infants and Children are conceded by all who know them to be the most healthful, practical, and economical in fants' wear made. They are a great protection against sudden changes in the weather. A lady in the Infants' Department is demonstrating- Arnold's Knit Specialties, atfd will take pleas ure in explaining- their advan tages. 2d noor. Woodward & Lofhrop.