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Supreme court, who spoke eloquently
on.."The Nation's Anchor," the court of
Which he is a member.
He was followed by Lyman J. Gage,
•ecretary of the treasury.
The subject of the Hon. Lyman J.
Gage, secretary of the treasury, was
"Government Finances."
After giving a brief financial history
or the nation during the administration
of President Lincoln and up to the time
of resumption of specie payments in
1879, the speaker said:
"The expectation existed that redemp
tion meant a retirement, at least a grad
ual retirement, of the demand obliga
tions. Statesmen, with scarcely an ex
ception, while supporting this issue,
deprecated the seeming necessity and
pleaded for narrowest and briefest use
of the dangerous agency.
"Why were these notes not retired?
By what strange witchery of the imagin
ation has it come about that they are
widely regarded not as evidences of un
paid debt, but as money itself?
"That has happened which Mr. Sum
ner foreboded when, speaking of such
forms of government issues, he said:
The medicine of the constitution must
not become its daily bread.' We have
eeen that at the beginning of the war,
with a banking system heterogeneous,
unrelated by any common laws or rules
of action, yet with these disabilities the
associated banks had advanced $150.
--000,000 In gold to the government with
out endangering specie payments. In
deed, the record shows that so rapid
were the government's disbursements,
and so strong the circulating current,
that with the payment of $150,000,000
completed, the gold reserve of the banks
had been depleted only $7,000,000.
"We have seen that the interjection of
government notes into the field of circu
lation—excusable as it may have been —
crowded bank note issues back for re
demption, filled the bank vaults with
government notes in place of specie and
led to the suspension of specie payments
by both the banks and the government.
Viewed from the present point of time,
there is a consensus of the best opinion
that had there then existed a banking
system uniform in its general features
operative in all the states, the derang
ing influence of government notes would
not have appeared; that specie pay
ments would have been maintained;
that prices of commodities would have
remained not far from a normal stand-
ard; that the sudden fortunes won from
legitimate industry by speculative craft
and cunning would not have appeared In
clazzllng mockery of a nation's distress;
that hundreds of millions lost through
Depreciation of government notes would
have been saved to the people.
"If this be true, or apparently true,
the Inquiry may be repeated, why, out
of the inflowing surplus, were not these
notes, as the most dangerous part of the
war debt, returned and cancelled? Was
It considered, is it now considered, that
our war banners have been forever
furled? Resting, as we may, in a sense
of security as to peace at home, have all
the nations gfven us satisfactory
pledges against unjust aggression from
without? Why do we build warships and
epend millions in coast defenses and
maintain an army? Experience, bitter,
costly, humiliating experience, has
taught us that behind the army and the
navy must be a strongly intrenched
treasury and an unquestioned credit. A
floating debt, payable on demand, Is an
element of weakness. It is the very op
posite of strength.
"In pointing out the dangers of gov
ernment paper money, Secretary Chase
emphasized 'the ever-present liability
to be called on for redemption beyond
the means of payment, however care
fully provided and managed; the haz
ard of panics precipitating demands for
coin, concentrated on a few points and
a single fund.'
"It requires but little reflection to con
vince the mind that this danger, to
which for many years we have been ex
posed, would be realized to its fullest
extent in the initial movement of a great
war. In such a movement the folly of
our present situation would be fully re
vealed. The immunities of peace cannot
be accepted as safe conditions against
the contingencies of war. It is this
which justifies navies and coast de
fenses. It is this which nut only justifies
but demands that in its finances the
government shall pursue that policy
which shall be safe, not only in a time
of peace, yet one so guarded and pro
tected that no surprise can throw it into
confusion—a policy which will always
be able to reinforce the army and the
fravy with the supporting power of an
Impregnable credit."
Great aplpause greeted Bishop pot
ter of New York when he arose to de-
Jlver an address on "The Humor of Lin
The reverend gentleman told many
►necdotes of Lincoln in a most happy
manner and contributed greatly to the
enjoyment of the evening.
The other addresses of the evening
Were by President Cunfleld of the Uni
versity of Ohio, who responded to "Ed
ucation and the Nation." and W. J.
Calhoun of Danville, 111., who replied
to "Illinois."
Secretary Roosevelt Soars Above Party
NEW YORK, Feb. 18.—The Repub
lican club celebrated Lincoln's birthday,
as it has for twelve yean, at a banqu'-t
Bt Dclmonico's. Nearly 300 members of
the club and guests were present and
lifty ladies dined in the "Empire" room
When tho speaking began the ladies
took seats in the gallery.
Rev. Dr. W. H. P. Faunce said grace.
Cornelius J. Bushnell led the siuginc:
between the courses, "Tenting Tonight
On the Old Camp Ground," "John
Brown's body," "My Bonnie," and the
As souvenirs each diner received a
neat silver badge, a medallion of Abra
ham Lincoln, suspended from a bar
bearing the legend "The Republican
President Chauncey M. Depew opened
the speaking. The toasts were:
"Abraham Lincoln,'' by Hon. Albert
J. Beverldge of Indianapolis.
"The Republican Party," by Congress
man Charles A. Boutelle.
"The Mission of America," by Henry
Dodge Estabrook of Chicago.
"The Navy," by Assistant Secretary
of the Navy Roosevelt.
Mr. Roosevelt said in part: "When I
•peak of the United States navy I do
not merely have to make a party speech.
Tor when we reach the water line we get
beyond the domain of party, in prepar
ing te> face a foreign foe, ail Americana
Hiould stand alike.
"Fifteen years ago we had no stand
ee .whatevee among naval nations.
Now our navy has been built up until
it can fairly claim to be a tie with that
of Germany for fifth place.
"It Is yet by no means ns large as it
should be and to He supine and let other
nations pass us when we have made so
good a start would be one of those blun
ders which are worse than crimes.
"In the fate of China today the shrill
advocates of unintelligent peacefulness
should see a grim object lesson, especial
ly fitted to teach them, If they are capa-
ble of learning, that unless we arc pre
pared some day to share this fate and
long before that day to suffer humilia-
lion and Insult which would make every
high-minded American hang his head
with shame and for which no business
prosperity could atone) we must be
ready in time of need to do as our fore
fathers have always done, and show-
that we are ready and able to appeal to
the ultimate arbitrament of the sword.
Unless we are false to every tradition
of the American foreign policy, we must
continue to uphold the Monroe doctrine,
but it would be better to surrender the
Monroe doctrine outright than to dis
credit ourselves and make ourselves the
laughing stock of the world by loud Up
loyalty to it, while we nevertheless de
cline to take any stop which would make
good our pretensions.
"The worst offenders against the
honor and dignity of Americans in for-
eign affairs are those who loudly pro
claim a desire to entangle us in foreign
difficulties but who refuse to help make
ready the forces by which alone our pre
tensions would be made good.
"Difficulties are thrust upon us; We
do not make them. We did not create
the Hawaiian Islands; they already ex
ist; we merely have to face the alterna
tive of taking them ourselves and mak
ing them the outpost for the protection
of the Pacific coast, or else of seeing
them taken by any powerful nation with
which we are at war and at once trans
formed into the most dangerous base of
operations against our Pacific const
cities. We cannot help Hawaii as bein;.'
a strong defense or a perpetual menace.
We can only decide whether we will not
take the islands when offered to us as a
gift or by force to try to conquer them
from the first powerful nation with
which we may become embroiled. One
or the other of these two alternatives
must be chosen by us, and if we possess
any title to wisdom we will choose the
"If we have a great righting fleet, a
lleet of vessels sdeh as we now- have,
capable of offensive no less than de
fensive Work, there will be small chanc"
that our people will be forced to right,
and still smaller chance that we Will
not emerge from any war immeasurably
the gainer in honor and renown."
President Depew called for order
shortly after 9 oclock and made a few
remarks, in which he referred to Theo
dore Rosevelt as "the cyclonic Dutch
man." and to Mr. Beverldge as "a young
orator of the west, from the home of the
brainiest, ablest and best equipped presi
dents we have ever had," and said in
'Thank heaven, the clear and superb
utterances of President McKlnley at the
manufacturers' banquet two weeks ago
and the impregnable front of tie Repub
lican members of the house of repre
sentatives have cleared thp atmosphere.
Those two things have done much for
national credit and Republican hope.
Now the representatives must take one
side or the other.
"The good lord and good devil pe
riod have passed. It is an axiom, al
most, in Washington that the utterances
of McKlnley and Gage, and of Reed and
of Dingley are good principles, but bad
politics, but temporary success is worse
than defeat when it is won by the maxim
recently enunciated by Mark Twain,
that faith is believing what yon know
is not so. There has been no more in-
spiring and no more hopeful spertatjle.
no mor i dramatic picture r.f battle in
the forum, than when the silver resolu
tion, the resolution of repudiation of na
tional obligations, the resolution which
meant, if successful, disaster to public
credit and private business, came down
fom the senate. With the prestige of the
most august body in our government be
hind it, its descent upon the house was
like the charge of the old guard at
Waterloo. But the old guard hit the dust
and crumbled to pieces upon the im
pregnable squares of honest money, led
by that greatest parliamentarian of our
times—Speaker Thomas B. Reed."
It was almost midnight when Con
gressman Boutelle of Maine arose to re
spond to the toast "The Republican
Party." He referred to the dissensions
in this city and counseled harmony.
Addison F. Andrews, son of the late
Rufus F. Andrews, who was surveyor of
the port of New York under Abraham
Lincoln, today presented to the New-
York Press cluli the pen with which
Abraham Lincoln signed the proclama
tion of emancipation. This pen was
given to Rufus F. Andrews by Airs. Lin
coln shortly after the president's death,
when she was distributing personal me
mentos to the very intimate friends of the
BALTIMORE Feb. U'.-The newly or
ganized Union League club of Baltimore
celebrated Lincoln's birthday tonight
with one of the most brilliant banquets
in the city's history.
BOSTON, Feb. 12.—The anniversary of
the birth of Lincoln was observed in this
city. Although the day is not a legal
holiday, the stock exchange was closed.
Flags were displayed from the public
buildings and grounds.
For the first time in its history. Har
vard college recognized the anniversary.
Services were held in Appleton chapel,
at which addresses were made by George
11. Harris, president of the Andover
Theological Seminary, und President
Members of Ihe Middlesex club cele
brated Lincoln's birthday tonight at the
Brunswick, About ISO persons were pres
ent. There was a distinguished list of
speakers from other states, Governor
Hastings being present from Pennsyl
vania, Gen. B. L. Henderson from Uli-
nols, Gen. Benjamin Tracy and Lieut.-
Gov. Timothy L. Woodruff from New-
York, and Congressman Charles 1..
Land is from Indiana. Ex-Governor j.v.
Q. Brackett preside d. The distinguished
guests were all accorded enthusiastic re
ceptions, and their speeches were of a
hish order.
LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. I.'.—The prin
cipal feature of Lincoln day in Lincoln
was a meeting of the Ladies' Bimetallic
club at the opera house tonight. Hem.
W. J. Bryan was the principal speaker,
and his remarks were largely local in
their application. He drew v parallel
between Lincoln and Alexander Hamil
ton, criticising the latter with some
warmth. Mr. Bryan's tribute- to Lin
coln was a well-phrased, eloquent ef
fort, devoid eif par tisanship.
Governor Holcomb spoke briefly. -
The organisation of a Lincoln Repub
lican club was a feature of the day.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12—At sun
rise this morning the United States ship
Mohican fired a salute in honor of Lin
coln day. In the afternoon the children
of the public schools, many of them In
uniform, marched to the mining fair at
Mechanics' pavilion, where a program of
patriotic exercises was carried out and
a bust of Lincoln unveiled. This even
ing Mayor Phelan presided at a muss
meeting in Metropolitan hall, and an
oration was delivered by Samuel M.
Results of the Races Run on Oak
land's Track
ST. LOUIS. Feb. 12.—The St. Louis In
door Cycle Racing association races in
the Coliseum tonight comfortably filled
the structure, but the races failed to
produce the enthusiasm expected and
a number of times the riders were hissed.
Jay Eaton, the indoor champion, was
easily beaten in both heats of his match
race with Nat Butler of Boston. The
time of the first heat, one mile, was
2:04 4-5, and in the second heat, three
miles, 6:45 4-5.
The one-mile, open, professional race
was won by Al Newhouse of Boston,
Al Welnlng, Buffalo, second. Bob Wal
thous, Atlanta, third. Time, 2:12 1-5.
Half-mile exhibition race was won by-
Frank Frain, Memphis. Time, 1:013-5;
paced by tandem.
Consolation race, one mile —W. Sander
son, Memphis, won, Bert Repine. Nash
ville, second, Geo. C. Cramer, Chicago,
third. Time. 2:2;t 3-5.
The two-mile worlds' record, held
jointly by Tenbroeck and Newton, was
broken at the Emeryville track this
afternoon by Judge Denny, the gallant
son of Fonso, who defeated a crack field
in the wonderful time of 3:26-, cutting
a full second from the former best rec
ord. Marplot made a game fight for the
first place, but Denny drew away in the
stretch, winning by three lengths. Den
ny was ridden by Charley Thorpe and
was a hot favorite at 11 to 20.
The Gunst stake, valued at $1100, was
captured by Fleur de Lis, ridden by Tod
Sloan. Traverser took the place money.
The coast record for one and n sixteenth
miles was broken in this race, being made
in 1:46%.
Sheriff Burr and His Deputies at Work
With Bloodhounds—Meager
Details Obtainable
Word was received by Sheriff Burr
last night about B oclock of th" attempted
rape of a little girl at Rivera, some ten
miles south of Los Angeles. The infor
mation was meager and but little could
be learned regarding the crime. Depu
ties Clements, White, Woodward and
BarnlliU left on receipt of the news for
the scene, the sheriff in the meanwhile
faking steps for the sending of Belt's
bloodhounds for the use of the officers.
It is not thought that the fiend can es
cape, in view of the precautions which
have already been taken to effect his
A telephone message, received at 2
oclock this morning, gives more details
of the horrible rape affair at Rivera.
The child, a little girl ft years of age,
daughter of William Wood, who lives
one mile south of Rivera, was carried
away from the road as she was return
ing home at 5 p. m. last night, taken to
an empty field and brutally ravished.
She describes her assailant as a young
man, wearing light clothes, and a heavy,
(lurk mustache. A medical examination
showed the girl's condition to lie quite
serious. The four deputies from Los An
geles, together with two constables from
Rivera and aposseof citizens, are scour
ing the country, and it is feared that the
fiend will fare badly in the event of his
capture. The officers are working on a
Champion Eaton Finds More Than His
SAN Ff'.ANCISCO, Feb. 12.—Weather
at Oakland line; track fast. Results:
Six furlongs, selling—Morinel won,
Good Friend second. Blarney Stone
third. Time, 1:11%.
Three and a half furlongs—Saintl>
won, Buena Ventura second, Foxey
third. Time, 0:12.
Six and a half furlongs, Flirtation
stakes, value SlOuu—Napamax won, Tor
sida second, St. C'alatine third. Time,
One and a sixteenth miles, all ages.
< Jurist stakes, value $1600 —Fleur de Lis
won, Traverser sec-und, 'Ostler Joe third.
Time, 1:46)4.
Two miles, .selling—Judge Denny won.
Marplot Becond, Collins third. Time,
One mik- —Paul Griggs won, Lincoln II
second, Los Prietos third. Time, 1:11.
Two Games This Afternoon at Wil-
shire Park
A new baseball season, known as the
! spring and summer series, will begin
• this afternoon at Wilshlre park, Twelfth
r street and Grand avenue, this afternoon,
' when two games will he played, the Itrsl
■ between the new Los Angeles club and
■ the Trlibys, and the second between the
■ Los Angeles ami the Bpauldings. The
' players will occupy the following posi
Los Angeles. Trlibys,
Tyler 1? Shaw
Ferguson C Carroll
Guerclo F. B Nettles
Wilson S. B Majors
Frank K. s Brown
E. Moore T. B Man-
J. Moore L. F Anderson
Held C. F Maxwell
Carmona R. F Bullock
In the second game the Los Angeles
will me up the same as in the lirst game.
The Spauldlngplayers will hens follows:
Neath, pitcher; Kutz, catcher, 11. Hit
tor, lirst base; Hart, second base; ]{,
Brlsino, third base; A. Brisino, .short
slop; Redner, right field; R. Bitter, cen
ter Held; J. Hitter, left Held. The lirst
Same will be called at 1:30 oclock.
Comment on the De Lome
The Far Eastern Question Assuming
a Phase Satisfactory to England.
Political and Personal
Associated Press Special Wire
LONDON, Feb. 12.—(Copyright, 1898.)
The De Lome incident has excited little
interest in England, buf- the opinions
expressed almost unanimously indorse
the position of the United States. The
daily newspapers, with the exception
of the Morning Post, have adopted the
view that the administration took the
right course. The Sackville West inci
dent naturally has been much quoted,
but it must be added that it has always
been in the most friendly terms toward
the United States.
What the Times calls a well-informed
correspondent, which probably means
some one in the foreign office, writes
to that newspaper today that, in re
sponse to the cabled request of the
United States for Lord Sackville West's
recall, Great Britain answered that "no
action could be taken until the receipt of
the language that it was charged Lord
Sackville West had used."
When this answer was received it ap
pears Secretary Bayard handed Lord
Sackville West his passports.
The weekly newspapers express the
opinion that President McKlnley would
have done better to ignore Dupuy de
Lome, and the Statist opines that n man
better qualified to conduct the foreign
affairs of the United States than Mr.
Sherman would refuse to notice De Lome
and every one participating In the af
fair, adding. "A government based on
popular suffrage has to endure free crit
icism." Continuing, the Statist says It
does not see why President McKlnley.
"who is accustomed to the rough as well
as the smooth side of polities." shows
susceptibility and objects to allow for
eigners the freedom he admits in the
case of his fellow-citizens.
The Spectator thinks "the practical
expulsion of De Lome will produce fresh
difficulties between Spain and America,
although the incident ought not to
change the situation in any way." Con
tinuing, the Spectator says: "If Pres
ident McKlnley were wise, he would have
promptly declared that he would not
pay any attention whatever to a pur
loined letter, however genuine. Presi
dent MeKinley shiuld have publicly
called on De Lome? and informed him
that he does not neetl his assurance that
the letter was a forgery, the bad taste
and vulgarity of the language beinf am
ple proof of the fact. If he had had the
nerve or wisdom to do that, he would
have immensely raised his prestige
abroad and in his own counrty. At the
same time one cannot be surprised that
the United States failed to treat the
letter with the contempt It merited.
"We de> not for a moment suggest that
the executive failed to ignore it because
it was ignorant of diplomatic usage or
because it was not sufficiently good
mannered to be self-restrained under
provocation. The Americans are as
good-natured as most people, and their
politicians and officials are perfectly
aware of how Lord Salisbury or M. Han
otaux would have disposed of a similar
letter, and can guess exactly how Pres
ident Lincoln would have treated It.
It is not lack of manners or traditions
which made the United States govern
ment take the incident too seriously, but
rather the want of firmness and savoir
faire which has been shown by the pres
ent administration throughout its term
of office."
Tho Spectator is not sorry "the mo
ment may be approaching when the
United States will intervene to stop the
agonies of Cuba." adding: "Their only
hope is in the Uniteel States' declaring
Small Defects Liable to <'aii«n Trouble
A man inspecting freight cars crawled
uri'lcr each car and scrambled about look-
Ing at or feeling of each nut, bolt, brakc
beam and rod, journal, boxing, draw-bar.
etc., etc., until every part of the car had
been gone over. i
If nuts were missing, bolts about to drop
out, brake-rods dragging the ground,
brake-beams cracked, or any defect ap
peared In the running or important part
the car was chalked and the car number
reported at the shops. Experience has
taught the expensive folly of letting little
defects remain uncorrected on engines or
cars, until in time- of need the cracked
brake-beam refuses to hold, or the nut less
bolt drops out of place, and a smash-up is
the result.
If inanimate cars and engines are worth
ruch care, why not tho beautiful machln
■ry of tlie human body? If you find daily
aches or ails, be quite sure it is nature's cry
fur relief from some Insult you have been
guilty of. Perhaps you put coffee into
your stomach day by day.
Ni ver thought that was any harm?
Perhaps it isn't to some thoroughly
healthy men, but it hits a greut number
hard, and some very hard, before they
know where the bang! come from. Ten to
thirty days without coffee will tell you
whether you are susceptible to its alkaloids
or not The trial startles people who
"know it never hurt me."
If one keeps on with the use of a thing
that his mother nature objects to, there Is
sure to he a smash-up some day, and busi
ness,, property, health, comfort and bappi
ness may be lost before the wreck Is cleared
up, It is easy to change to Postum Food
Coffee, a powreful liquid food, which, w hen
thoroughly boiled, looks like Mocha, and
has a delicious Java-like flavor, while the
■sO odd per cent of selected food elements
go quickly to work to rebuild the lost phos
phates and other necessaries-of*,the brain
and complex nervous system.
that the Spanish troops must leave, but
the Cubans must be allowed to settle
their own fate. That the United State:
would be morally justified in saying
the war must end, and that Cuba be giv
en peace, there Is no doubt for a mo
Madrid advices show that the De Lome
affair created much suppressed excite
ment there. Public comments of diplo
mats and of the pres3 were generally
unobjectionable, but there was an under
current of bitterness on all sides. Even
some days before the Incident became
known there had been a particularly
nervous feeling in regard to the rela
tions with the United States, as was
evidenced by the unusual precaution
taken to guard the residence of the
United States minister, Gen. Stewart L.
Woodford. Any rumor, however absurd,
was taken as gospel in alarmist circles,
even though a repetition of news which
was stale weeks ago.
For instance, quite a ferment was
caused by reference to the fact that
sixteen United States warships were
off the Dry Tortugos, and It was taken
as evidence that a blockade of Cuba
had already begun. The advent of the
French cruiser Dubourdieu at Havana
was hailed with delight by the Madrid
press, and much was made of the polite
remarks addressed by the French ad
miral to the government officials on the
occasion of his complimentary visit.
These remarks are said to have been
most flattering in regard to the estab
lishment of a new regime, and were, it
is said, accompanied by hearty wishes
that peace would soon result from the
establishment of autonomy.
Although the Chauvinists noisily per
sist In distorting the situation In the
far east, the great majority are abund
antly satisfied with Lord Salisbury's
statement, and there is reason to be
lieve that they will be still more grati
fied in no far distant future. When the
government shall be in a position to lay
the papers on the subject before parlia
ment, it will be seen that the conduct
of affairs has been in strict compliance
with the principles enunciated by half
a dozen cabinet ministers. Of course,
the premier is not in a position to reveal
the whole story, as there is much yet to
settle, but he will be able to relieve all
anxiety with an explicit statement that
he will allow no power to interfere with
British treaties with China which give
freedom of entry to every port which
may become open under authority or at
the request of any power whatsoever.
By his attiture in regard to Klao Chau
bay, the marquis of Salisbury has paved
the way for a community of political ac
tion between Great Britain and Ger
many which w ill not only produce ex
cellent results in the far east, but help
to assure the stability of the general in
ternational situation. This is already
shown by the transfer of Hei r Detring.
commlslsoner of Chinese customs, to the
government service In Shan Tung prov
ince, he having admittedly gone to Te
klng to undermine Sir Robert Hart, the
Englishman who has been director of the
Chinese imperial maritime customs
since 1SS:>.
Great Britain's agreement with Russia
will probably also be found to be more
reaching than a written assurance that
Port Arthur will be a free port and agree
ing to the opening of Talien Wan when
the railroad reaches there.
The Rritish warships now on their way
to China are the first-class battleship
Bargleur, the first-class cruiser Gibral
tar, and the second-class cruiser Bona-
venture. When they arrive, on March sth
or thereabouts, Great Britain w ill have a
preponderance of nearly MOO tons of
warships over Russia and France com
bined in those waters.
The publication of the treaty with
Abyssinia will prove sensational. The
rumors of big British concessions are
groundless. Great Britain secures an
other open door anel the most favored
nation treatment in respect to imports
and local taxation. King Menelik un
dertakes that the caravan route betw c en
Harrar and Zoila w ill be kept open for
British trade, and promises to prevent
arms and ammunition from reaching the
Mahdists, whom he expressly declares
to be enemies of his empire.
There is little chance of ihe acquittal
of Emile Zola. The mob would be ready
to lynch the jury, and the soldiers are
more excited than they appear to be.
Dislike for secret trial, however, is in
creasing, anil, should M. Laborie'S elo
quence effect an acquittal, the govern
ment is bound to fall, in which case the
army may issue a pronunc iamlento.
The chances are decidedly against euch
an overturn, but there is no lack of funds
for a revolutionary movement. The-
Jews are frightened and enraged at their
position under the parliamentary re
The present session of pari lament opens
Without anything in the shape of a great
sensation, but with a general feeling on
both sides of the House that matters
Will take a livelier turn later. Most of
the prophets are of the opinion that it
will be a foreign-policy session, the posi
tion of the government depending very
largely upon the extent to which it can
Justify its relations with the powers.
The general tone of the lobby conversa
tion showed that dissatisfaction with
the action eif the Marquis of Salisbury
was widespread among his supporters,
particularly in regard to the Chinese
loan and West Africa. The Parlia
metary Secretary for the Foreign Office,
Mr. Geo. N. Curzon, started the session
badly by making enemies. All parties
resent his brutal taunt of Michael Da
vitt during Thursday's dissensions over
slavery in Zanzibar. Mr. Davitt asked
If some of the female prisoners were kept
In irons.
"Possibly they were," responded Mr.
Curzon, "and perhaps the honorable
gentleman knows that there are people
in this country who are not unacquaint
ed with handcuffs."
Mr. Davitt promptly replied: "Yes, I,
Then were ories or "Shame," "Wilh
draw," and "Apologise," and even the
usual complacency of Mr. Curzon was
upset and he said: "I have no desire to
be offensive and am quite ready to apol
ogize for having tempted the honorable
gentleman's interruption."
At the end of his speech Mr. Curzon
said he wished to repeat his apology and
Mr. Davitt raised his hat and smiled
The correspondent of the Associated
Press at Alten, Norway, reports that the
expedition headed by the Rev. Sheldon
Jackson and Lieut. D. B. Devore, Mili
tary Secretary of the United States Sec
cetary of War, has met with great diffi
culty. Mr. Wm. KJelmann, superinten
dent of the government reindeer herd
in Alaska, who started ahead of Messrs.
Jackson and Devore, and has scoured the
Strauss Specials
Three Days of Silks and Dress Goods
Surpassing Inducements, Indeed, considering that these
goods are most seasonable.
These specials are Black Satin Ouchesse
nffMft-tv ai-ven out Fu l l ?J bro »d «d elegant quality. Splendid weight
pUDUCiy given OUI KaA otfln a lustre: worth 11.2 A a yard. Monday, At AA
as a matter of in- , r o r d .* y ." d .!! ae ** r ." i " b .\ ott "" JI.OU
formation for those B|ack Brocade „ ja,,,, ou cheMe
who seek the Very Kxtra heavy quality, rioh stvltsh designs in six dil- mn
, < i ferent patterns; regularly priced at H (10 yard. For /Uf
best values tor a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we say. I 7\>
given price. Rich Colored Dress Goods
, , Two-color English Curls In double (old. These come In black
1 hrec days only and green, black and red. black and royal. black <sj«w
,„ « «« . and prune; SOo yard is the value. For three days AIC
will they be sold at we »oy w'v
the special prices Special Novelty Dress Goods
t. - ..-i- -. —.j A great special show of OA-cent and "5 cent colored Novelty
ncrein naineo. Dress Goods. Those come in 12 distinct weaves and >a
:«Mnch colorings. They easily form the bargain of J>|lf
, the year at our three-day special; prloe per yard.... "VV
. qU j y ,° Silk Waists Monday, Tuesday. Wednesday
each Item ottered IS IMMm , „ Uck s „ k Taffeta walstsof elegant fabrlo and ityl
of suoertor Stand- 1 i«h making. Tlie-o havo detachable collars, are d» r Ai\
oi superior siano DUdloaa f. taake d and lined all threoth. The? $5 (ill
ard, else it Would at* Worth 16.00. Three days for only syavew
find no place with- Hangings for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
~ Fanev bare Stripe Curtain Scrim lor 6c
in Our walls. '.He fancy imiic.i Curtain Swisses for 12U C
?(ir Madras Cloth. Bt> Indies broad, for lie
»—, Now Hrocatslles for portitires. both nldos* alike, rich <» m
Ihe principal OD- floral dosifns on dark grounds; worth 50c a yard.
, . r tc . .1 . Three days at 0n1y.... WV
tect or ottering- this _. . ~ _
... ■. , Three Special Days of linens
merchandise at tne special In seasonabieness, special in quality and, most of all
figures named is to special in price.
. j , |5e Fast Color Turkey Rod Damask for 19c
draw trade to tne 5Uc lixtra Heavy ito-lnph Cream Daniask lor :18c
« o. j . 60-lm-h snow white Bleached Damask for 60c
MratiSS Otore, and SB-lnob grass blearb, double Sstln Daniask Mo
, « r Dice chock, pure Lluen, Cream Napkins, dos 76c
not lor trie sake Ot Snow white Gorman Damask Napkins, doz I I.IV>
Snow white, double. Satin Damask Napkins, assise, dos 2.A0
protlts. l-"jc extra heavy Cotton Huck Towels. 20x28, lor 10c
20c All Linen, hemmed Huck Towels, large, for 14c
I£ , Pure Llneu Bleached Toweling, yard 6lsc
It We made no HSavr Bnsslan Absorbent Crash Toweling, yard 7Ue
~. ff Real Scotch Linen Crash. 18 Inches wide, yard 12U0
more profit on all 74
, , .. Bedding Specials, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
the gOOdS we Sell p r i CCB BD eak louder than words In this connection. Most
than we will make youT OW b * d< " nß T " ue- How d 0 %hM * • r « u » 9nta .
on these specials Crochet Bedspreads for only AOc
r II 00 White Crochet Bedspreads lor only 76c
the Oublic Would tl -'^ r ' White Marseilles pattern Crochet Spreads, only 98e
' tl.White Marseilles pattern Crochet Spread! only BT2
SOOn be without Our IS-25superb White Marseilles Spreads for only 13,50
, Good muslin sheets, hand lorn and hemmed ready for use
services. Very (.pecial values.
AAc quality No. 1. best grade 8 quarter aise for 450
-\T7- nrrw.M U» twe quality No. 1. best grade » quarter also for 60c
we wuuio oc ,v,,. quality No. 2. standard 9 quarter else for 46c
rdVivd to havevou quality No 2. standard 9 quarter slie tor 42c
picast utu iia vt you U1 . 0 ,, mll ,h„ plllor cases made to wear.
♦ at* arivantao-* r>f 'V quality No. 1. best grade site 42x30 Inches for 12U
lane uuvamage oi i : u^ c q ,,»uty No. 2. good grade sue 42x36 inches lor 10c
th.-v nnnnrtunittrc. IJc qua'lty "O. 3. good grade slse 4AxS6 Inches for 9c
iiicM. opportunities.. Ulc qll ,i| t y ko. 4. KOod g ra v e „i n , 46 X 56 inches for 7Ua
!) quarter bleached sheeting, solt finish, closely wor- tmt~
en, extra 2vc quality. Special for Monday, Tuesday \ i'C
and Wednesday at ■ • 2**
1 pi IHH " km I MI Bi
I Pure Candy at Jcvnc's 1
m The Candy tiade of the town is growing the Jevne
ffi, way. Fresh every morning, and only the best and w
m purest materials used in making. Clean counters, «|f
TO prompt and attentive salespeople—all help to make this W
m the best candy place in the city. W
m The cosy little parlor, where ladies can comfortably w
m wait for friends, rest, write or use the telephone, is W
m right near the Candy counter. w
208-210 S. Sprinft St., Wilcox Bldg. *W
country with six assistants, sledging
2000 miles through forests, In the long
arctic night. Trained reindeer are scarce
and he had to pick up lots of three or
four, which were eventually concen
trated into six herds, aggregating 500.
It was difficult to persuade the Lapland
ers to leave their homes, but fifty driv
ers were finally secured. Mr. Jackson
said the travel necessary to collect; the
reindeer was more dangerous than trav
eling in the Chilkoot Pass.
It is understood that Spain recently ap
plied to Great Britain for assistance in
raising a loan, to which the Marquis of
Salisbury referred to at the opening ot
the House ot Lords on Tuesday last
when he said that China was not the
only government which might want
According to club gossip, the Spanish
legations in London and elsewhere are
suffering from long delay to their re
mittances and the diplomats have been
forced to defray the expenses of their
Prince Albert ot Belgium, the nephew
of King Leopold of Belgium, and heir
presumptive to the Belgian throne, will
accompany his uncle to the Biviera on
board the steam yacht Mayflower, form
erly the property of the late Mr. Ogden
Goelt of New York, but recently pur
chased by His Majesty. The Prince
will then start for the United States.
From one of the aides of the king a
correspondent of the Associated Press
learns that the program of the prince s
tour is very long. He means to see al
most every part of the United States
from New York to California, New Or
leans and Florida, and as far north as
Seattle and Portland, back through
Canada and St. Johns. The Prince has
already decided Just what he will visit
in each city.
The Prince will also visit Chicago, St.
Paul Minneapolis, Duluth, St. Louis,
Salt Lake, Denver, the Yellowstone
Park and numerous other cities. The re
port that the Prince intends to consult
President McKlnley regarding Congo
affairs is unfounded. King Menellk of
Abyssinia is preparing for a journey to
the" European capitals and is collecting
all the objects of special artistic Inter
est in Abyssinia, the most valuable of
which he will take as gif tB to the various
rulers. His Majesty intends to be ab
sent about eight months and the govern-
I ment of Abyssinia during that time will
be entrusted to the Queen.
Quite a sensation has been caused in
Dublin by the extraordinary precautions
adopted for the safety of the Castle. In
addition to the regular police force and
soldiers, a large guard fully armed and
relieved every two hours is placed on the
Castle roof, over the Chief Secretary's
library. The only surmise possible is
that an attempt to dynamite the build
ing Is contemplated.
Anthony Hope has been tulklng freely
regarding America since his return here.
He says he believes the population of
the United States is composed of inter
viewers, "whose predominant character -
istlcs are conceit, as, while, every one
asked me Innumerable questions as to
my opinion of the United States and its
literature, past, present and future, no
one asked me a single question regarding
England or the English."
Hope also related many alleged gauch
erles of American women to whom he
was Introduced, adding that they had
many ways of expressing that they were
frankly disappointed in their expecta
tions concerning his personality.
There has been a serious split among
the members of the Cambridge Uni
versity eight-oared crew. At a special
meeting there was an attempt at recon-
Coach Lehman presided. Dudley Ward,
ing all over the country at this time,
president of the club, complained that
B. H. Howell, the American captain of
the Trinity Hall boat club had refused to
row against Oxford and had influenced
members of the club to do the same. It
was also stated that Howell had sug
gested that Ward resign and that Fume
should succeed him. Howell, however,
denied both charges. Lemann appealed
to all concerned to sink their differences
and combine in the interests of Cam
bridge rowing. He urged Howell to re
consider his determination and to as
sist Cambridge against Oxford. The
outcome 1b anxiously awaited, as the
time to the race date is short and the
interests of Cambridge are seriously
The Saturday Review hears on good
authority that Mr. Gladstone Is suffer
ing from special complaint. Some of the
specialists call It necrosis of the bones
of the nose, and others fear cancer.
Latest styles wall paper at A A Eck
■trom's, 824 South Spring street.

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