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SATURDAY. MARCH Ii. 18.
.fr MEN there is Senator Gallinger of
New Hampshire-he, too, has
visited Cuba. Yesterday, for the
,,at time si*ee his return from the
.d ~id hb was at the capitol. Of course,
be was asked to say what tidings he
imwg and what. eplaoo touching the
' isn situation. He replied that, on the
SI la natioa hBe could gather, "there
,e been beyond doubt four hundred
1 susd deaths as the result of Spain's
'Isai polliy." Dr. Galinger is a thick
or-t n admlnistration senator; will
te tim come when he and Proctor and
gfhe Iattuates of the president will
nteude that it Is good poliey to close
the laughter pen just off the coast of
Pmldsa? If these men, who have seen
ttpeoa of Spanish horrors with their
hrp eeos, were to do a little missionary
lek with senators like Morrill and
hale, New England might be made
upsawmous on the proposition that the
Cubans have some claims on humanity
whisk the United States is bound to re
aect. It the New Englanders do man
age to get ,togther on such a proposl
ties, it woiM i a nvelty. This coun
try has had a few wars. Not one of
them ever found New England united,
at the outset. on the proposition that
the war was the right thing.
eot In Sight Yet.
HAT report from the court of in
quiry.0 -a long time coming.
The public waits for it with im
patience that is not concealed. It is
due to arrive in Washington at any
bear, no person in the administration
circle is willing to say just when it is
expected or who is the bearer of it.
wAidently the administration is afraid
that yellow journalism will try to get
possession of the report before it is de
etered to the proper authorities or be
fore it is the intention of the cabinet
to give the findings to the public.
* That is, perhaps, a well-grounded
tear: however, the fact is that yellow
journalism is distinguished not for the
facts it gets possession of but for the
takes it invents. The metropolitan
seasationalists do a lot of tiresome
trumpeting about their superior serv
iee, putting out, in instances, hourly
ei1tions and issuing bulletins by the
yard. Yet any intelligent man who
has the patience to plod through the
ess of the past fortnight will find that
after all the roar and bluster, the.,
.oisy publications have given to their
-eaders in the great cities of the East
hardly a single item of real news about
the Male that has not been given al
a eostatesaporaneously to the local
public by the daily press publish-ed
away out here among the mountalns
ot Montana. In fact. the positive ad
vaataO g enjoyed by the public in t h.
nSptamd s domain is that, while it has
bees pOemptly furnished with all the
sea Sews. it has not been harrassed by
te seseless flashling of fakes.
bsis is no telling when the public
If get. possession of the contents of
the reprt on the Maine. This morn
tWs Washington dispatch remarks
th t atte the arrival of the report in
SIdI ton, it may be delayed a ft w
tte cabinet scrutiny. Then. to),
when the eablnet is through with it.
the du4moamt may be held over, to be i
beila laid before congress before it
pses to the public. Meanwhile, there
need be no delay in the mind of any
Amerlica citlsen respecting the obli
gation that rests upon this country to
recogiase the independence of Cuba.
NE of the foolish forecasts of th.
week is a prediction that when
the issue which the Main. fur
niabes ia little farther advancel. - %
Sg O efort will be made in adnlinint s
t n Circles to force an early adjourn
ment of congress. That the adinitis
traton has its backing prinuipally in
the forces that rule the money market,
is notorious; that this element has
steed the way of a patriotic solution
at the Chban tion is a humailiatia
face Nessetbehes, it is afe to say
that congress is not going to be ander
compulsion to adjourn. Congress does
its own adjourning-It is an essential
part of the governing machinery mad it
will doubtless conimaue blaness a'lons
as there is public busined to 16 at
tended to. The administration is not
strong, but it is not blind; those who
assert that the president is anxious for
adjournment lest congress do some
thing rash and force an aggressive pol
icy are basing their prophecy on their
own vivid imagination or. worse than
that, on their unreasoning prejudice.
Historic Hampton Roads.
W AR plans have for one of their
results the formation of a new
squadron of naval vessels, to
be stationed at Hampton roads. This
squadron, It is announced, will consist
at first of five ships, all the best of
their class, two of them being the bat
tleships Massachusetts and Texas. The
rendezvous for this squadron will be
It is thirty-six years this month since
the days when those waters were made
forever famous by battles at sea which
are thrilling chapters in the history of
this country's civil war. Hampton
Roads may, with propriety, be deemed
ground that is typical of the spirit of
complete reconciliation respecting
which so much has been heard during
the past ten days. In those historic
waters union sailors and confederates
met and fought-the annals tell of a
victory for each side. Every inch of
land within sight of Hampton Roads is
reminiscent of valorous achievements.
To-day's tourist at old Point Comfort
has Fortress Monroe at his elbow: he is
within easy reach of the James and
the Potomac; he is within thirty min
utes of Newport News; he is within
sight of the spot where, after one of
the bloodiest battles the ocean ever
witnessed, the Cumberland went down:
he can trace the course the Monitor
followed: he can almost catch the out
lines of the dock at Norfolk where the
Merrimac was sunk.
The Merrimac was a huge frigate,
with high hull and a steep roof which
spanned her deck. She was iron plated,
her bow was rigged with an immense
iron ram. From the dormer windows
in her roof ten guns peered. The con
federate government sent this ship out
into the waters of Hampton Roads to
raise the blockade by destroying the
wooden war vessels station there under
Union commanders. She encountered
the Cumberland. Fearful was the fight
that followed, until the ugly ram of the
confederate craft literally severed the
Cumberland and sent her to the bot
tom. The Union commander refused
to surrender; the crew stood by the
guns. When the dqomed frigate
reached bottom, her top-mast still pro
Jected above the surface, and the stars
and stripes were flying there. Those of
the crew who were not wounded leaped
into the sea at the last moment.
After this victory the Merrimac
turned upon the Congress, and left her
burned to the water's edge, but on the
very next morning the scene witnessed
a transformation. There appeared in
sig t a small iron vessel; those who
saw it said that it looked like a cheese
box on a raft. Nothing appeared above
the water except a flat, iron surface
over which the waves washed, and a
revolving iron-clad turret in which
there was one gun. It was the Moni
tor; Ericsson built it, John L. Worden
commanded it. The Monitor did not
fear the Merrimac; a fight of four hours
followed, when the Merrimac withdrew
to Norfolk. Patiently the Monitor kept
on guard, but the Merrimac answered
no challenges: she was blown up, by
orders of the government at Rich
No Merit In It.
VEN the devil is entitled to his
due; they are unfair critics who
go out of their way to make a
fancied point by shouting that the ad
ministration does an illogical thing
when it buys warships that are the
product of "pauper labor" across the
sea. It has been ascertained to be the
judgment of the American people that
we want more cruisers and want them
now. The fact that we are short of
them is due to the niggard policy to
which. year after year, our congresses
have surrendered themselves. But for
the revival of warship building which
Mr. Whitney had the courage and the
foresight to insist upon, when he was
secretary of the navy, during the first
Cleveland administration, this govern
ment of ours wouldn't have had a navy
capable of making a good defense of
the Erie canal. The purchase of for
eign-built ships is an emergency meias
ure--he is a carping critic who under
takes to point a tariff moral in the
purchase. Indeed, this sort of fault
finding, if you trace it bat-k to its in
sl,lrati,n, will be discovered to get its
start in the lobby of the Cramps and
others who build ships. They are al
ways for the tlag--and an appropria
tion. They don't believe in buying for
eign-built ready-made ships. Their
policy would be to have a war,. of
course, but they would issue all declar
ations of war to go into effect, say. five
or six years from date. so as to give
the importunate American ship-builder
a t hance.
tome of tihe Odd On(le.
I T tak.~ all kilis to mIlnke a itolId.
Thit is. for insteanct-, the kind that
likes to make a martyr of itrt I over
>,.iint' ab.urd trill, The lat,-st itxhhil
t:,onI of th.s type is in New Jttet3. in
i,. p *o.n of a mln named Wt'to\.r,
\wh, ,e ' -tta*i y (ot'cupatitln is not nlallled,
but who S. acrused .1'f vritig J-a.ry
nlow and th' i. and who is io jail I,
Mr. 'teae: i 'roub'l -ýr. . .. 's
the fubta wirh which to meet this ob
ligation, hich amounts to $1.M. ae
is in fundst but he says he will not pay
because thee are others who do not pay
their poll tax. , ] is in jail, his cot
mitment ays that he must stay there
until the debt is paid; meanwhile the
wheels of governmient will roll along as
formerly, and the event Will show how
long It takes Weaver to reach a reaiLs
Ing sense of the fact that he Is cutting
a sorry figure. Weaver it not the fst
man to stand up and take the punish
ment that follows a refusal to p.y
taxes. Our own history tells of Q sak
ers who because of their convictions
have declined to pay taxes that were a
contribution in part toward the ex
penses of war. Tney compelled the au
thorities to force the money from them
through the process of the sale of the
property, themselves then standing all
the expenses involved in the sale. One
of this country's geniuses. Henry D.
Thoreau, went to jail because he refused
to pay his tax-his plea wu that he was
opposed to slavery, and he would not
help to support a government that tol
erated the institution of slavery. It's
a funny world we live In, and it takes
all sorts of people to make it up.
• Views" Versus Deeds.
T HE essay which was read in the
senate, Thursday afternoon, by
Mr. Proctor was a careful ef
fort to present the relation of this
country to Cuba in a colorless way,
and in this effort the senator was suc
cessful. Yet he 'could not bring the
sketch rof his trip to a close without
confessing that, in his opinion, the
duty is manifestly upon Spain to let
Cuba go free.
Having declared that the conditions
on the island are the worst he ever
saw, the senator added: "The fear
that, if free, the people of Cuba would
be revolutionary is not so well founded
as has been supposed: the conditions
for self-government are favorable. The
large number of educated and patriotic
men, the great sacrifces they have en
dured, the peaceable temperament of
the people, white or black, the wonder
ful prosperity that would surely come
with peace and home rule, the large
influx of Americans-all would be
strong factors for stable institutions."
The view thus expressed by Senator
Proctor is one which many millions
of his countrymen share. The differ
ence is that he was pretty slow in
reaching conclusions; at any rate, he
is very tardy in expressing them. He
is a man who stands close to the people
who are running the administration. If
he could persuade these people that
in his conclusions he has the right of
it, the result might manifest itself in
action which the government at Wash
ainton ought to have taken long before
the Maine disaster was dreamed of.
As the days roll on, the war seems to
be losing a whole lot of imminence.
The most striking feature of the Sen
ate during Senator Proctor's speech was
the Impressive I-told-you-so attitude of
The Cuban junta desires to announce
that the finest quality of adamant on
exhibition at the International exposl
tion is the insurrection's spinal column.
The death of General Rosecrans seems
to have furnished the obituary editors
an opportunity to accompany the war
editors with some very harmonious and
appropriate second-violin passages.
As a clear exposition of facts Senator
Proctor's speech is magnificent. But
it isn't news.
Not even the grass has yet begun to
do any shooting.
A suspicion about the sise of a man's
hand is arising on the southeastern hori
son that the court of inquiry is adopt
ing McClellan's tactics and delaying
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The chair will rule that it is strictly I
in order at this time for Sagasta and
L Hung Chang to exchange the compli
ments and regrets of the season.
If peace is declared, the state of Flor
Ida will be left with an immense stock
of damaged excitement on its hands.
Having run up "old glory." the Ama
sonas is prepared to run down old stick
In the opinion of Mr. Michael Davitt.
the British lion has adopted the late Mr.
Bottom's plan, and is roaring the United
States "as gently as any sucking dove"
for ulterior purposes.
As we understand her. France will
thank China to pass over all that's left.
Whatever else happens, it is the uni
versal expectation that Cuba libre will
be awarded the decision on points.
The most prominent feature of the
Spanish flag is the broad streak of yel
low in its midst.
Philadelphia's city water is said to be
unfit to bathe in. Of course Mr. Wana
maker will attribute it to Mr. tuay'a
Mr. Davitt may he entirely e ,rr.ct,
but he will fnld the tail-twisters ju't
now otherwise engaged.
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The early and liberal advertio.er in
the Standard catches the spring trade.
The e.steetned Inte.r Mountain's bril
liant and \ersatile bulletin hard in
Anaconda seems to have sev.'red its
.nnkte( tiotn with the Newt Y,t k Jutl -
Chl!, d-,enies absolutely that she has
-1itd. ti- h Biggins to Silatn. \.We n vr
thought for a moment suc'h a dl'-il
c-,ll i · ,onsummated any\vh,-re ltlh
In six mn'onths of St. Patrick' tlay.
Itussaa desires to solijit thI attei. -
tion of a discrUiminating putl,!. at t
the bIrty ith Whi4i
she fi Oriental seae of
SIn the e kes Mr. Cleo elstd
atil sebttle 40 ing Mr. Sherman
by a big neck.
An issue itY havig bee
raised betweea R,. earst and Geeal
Weyler, both 46ries should now anp
point days o fk g and prayer, and
be prippred" mSt worst.
. Meanwhile, we bserve a pronmieaed
tendency on t Pert of a large portion
of American poe to make the getregt
lstered-or-you-Wa 't-vote issue para
mount to.all aptes.
We fall to tibye that that brilliant
and impetuouslrttle-scarred old veter
an, Colonel sadawa, is organltfng a
company of f&rea-eg and tendering its
services to the government.
Spain's anxiety to submit the matter
to arbitration is prompted by a desire
to wiggle out of the hole in the Maine
A close applicatlon of your ear to the
ground will fall to detect Uncle Sam
issuing any imperious commands to the
Cuban filibusterern to stop it. r".,
As Spain backs water towards arbi
tration, Wall street will proudly ris~u
perior to that seaned feeling and -sere
an option on somu of that firm, digni
fled, patient patriotism.
The plague in Bombay is claiming 700
vietims a week, but the starvation in
Cuba sees its 700 and goes it a thousand
or two better.
There is also a disposition on the part
of the American newspapers at this
time to regard the condition of the
streets of their respective cities as the
most horrible evil of the times.
The impression is rapidly gaining
ground that the hard fighting will be
confined exclusively to the New York
Journal and the Madrid Imparcial.
Many people who have been 'waiting
for more than a month in hourly ex
pectation of hearing something drop are
going home and beating their swords
back again into ploughshares.
Toronto Creek Is Showing Up as a Good
Seattle, Wash., March 18.-H. U.
Woodin of this city, writing to the
Seattle Times from Dawson City under
date of Feb. 13, says: rt ,
"The latest creek'that has been pros
pected is Toronto creek, a branch of'
Quartz, which show#'.' up as a great
hydraulic or ground., sluicing prqposl
tion. It Is in the Indian district,, just
over the divide from, Eldorado creek,
in the same belt with Dominion and
Sulphur creeks. . I:
"From the best information at hand.
I am of the opinioiithat all valuable
claims in the Klondike. Indian and
Henderson districts are located or will
be before spring; certainly this is true
of all the known good creeks in the
above districts. Therefore, my con
elusion is that men who come in next
spring and summer should bring 18.
months or two years' provisi\ope,and
come to prospect or speculate, but not
to work for wages.
"The general belief here is that good
ground will be found on the Stewart
river and numberless other rivers and
creeks. Much quartz will also be un
covered. It is the prevailing opinion
here that not enough supplies can be
brought up the river the coming sea
son to supply the demand, notwith
standing the fact that it is generally
Are the best months in which
to purify, vitalize and
enrich your blood.
Because this is the most important seabton of the whole
year from the standpoint of health.
During winter the blood becomes impure from various
In spring, when all the organs demand more vitality
from the blood, it is less able to respond.
The result is That Tired Feeling, sluggish Liver, Net.
vous Weakness, Debilitated Kidneys, Loss of Ap.
petite, Spring Humors, Pimples, or other more
Hood's Sarsaparilla acting through the, blood cures all
these troubles and puts the whole body in perfect
health. It is the favorite Spring Medicines in
thousands of families. A fair trial will convince
you of its absolute merit. Be sure to get Hdood's.
Satisfied with NHood's. MBuad Up t. asamm.
"For several years I have taken two or "I have takes [ fod's b.-sapatul te
three bottles of Hood's Sarsparilla every weeakness with whik I eas a aerser Is
spring for eradicating the humors in the the spring, and I have ifond t the best
blood and for building up the system medicine to reaSt an appstMe and bau
generally. My experience with Hood's up the strength that I have ever taken,
Barsaparilla has been very satisfactory." and I recommend it highly." J. F.
Gao. FRaxx, care of D. M. Ferry & Co., WARD, Lablls, Oble.
Detroit, Mich. K tepte a tsmach in Order.
Creat Blood Purfer. "I keep Hoed's Samanrilla Is the
"Hood's Sarsaparilla Is our family housaes the time sar ward it as the
physician and I believe it needs no rec- best spring mediine I ean Ind. It t
ommendation. Wherever it has once been proved Ibeeelal i keep ng y AMs k
need there can be no substitute for it, as in orde, rand snes I begn takig it I
a blood purier." Mme C. L EA. Otrr, can eat anything I Ws" B. harsMua
GrinneIl, Iowa. Bberbor, Mane.
Sold by all druggist. P'rie $1, six for $5. Prepared only by
C. 1. &ird A Co., Lowell. Mass. The Beet Spring Medicine.
the 15mw_ ,
truath when m .
This i tru
Mnook. r At
of Nov. 3M r i i
toh to the . o
"We do not a 4 is
dike, but epot it th tem ti to be a
good digg itg."
All Kinde. e! w
senattle W ish.. t
on the 5thbS
had all kindse of et be. e p.
At Fort W ' g Wa llfe
and after teo wae
she proceeed ell haDl aground
twice in the same Y.
Pesstegee* 'fRe At 1s.
Seattle. Wash., saah C.. e
to-day for )yea Alaka,
each steamer t il70 lngers fromT
this city. ta_ _ _ __i_ _
agland. to Strp thd.
London. March 18,-he government. of
Great Britain is surpised at th report of
the senate committee hon foelgit .r tns
which, after presenting the joint resolu
tion for the anneaation ofL waLt set
forth that Great Britain wl s plotting for
the absorption of Hlawail. A bth offiti
in the British foreign oplce said: "It is
unfortunate that the committee has such
an erroneous impression. Her majesty's
government recogni15d the UTited States
has a foremost interest In Hawail aind
it is natural and lneitable that Hawaii
should be under American inflence."
Awheei Arund ts Wodrld.
Victoria, B. C., March 18.-Mserns. John
Foster Frader, Edward Luon and F. H.
'Lowe, English bicyclists, who left London
July, 189, to circlet the world. arnved here
this afternoon from Tekohait and will
leave on Sunday for Ban Franciso. to
continue their trip across the American
continent, exrpecting to reach alome in
July. __ , _
A e the nsa py.
Birmingham, iEngland, March IS.-The
Gasette of this city asserts that a Russian
spy in the guise of a footmen has been
discovered at Hatfitibd, the Marquis of
Bntte Public Bulidtag.
Special Dismatch to the Standard.
Washington, March 17.-Mantle made an
additional favorable report this afternoon
on the Butte public building bill from the
public buildlngs. and grounds committee.
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A m agnCoent offering of new Dresden
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S, l00 pairs oftole i& WleeLr's
Ogift700 pýirs of cloth and kid top,
Ladies' $3.50 Shes for $1.65
. ut tor $2.75.
Hat ,c.l Half Price.
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