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Great Britain Managed to Harvest a
Very Tolerable Crop of Chinese
Commercial Hay
Associated Press Special Wire
LONDON, April s.—Tho house of com
mons was crowded today with people anx
ious to hear the statement of Mr. Balfour,
acting secretary ot state for foreign af
fairs, on tho subject of the situation in the
far east.
Mr. Balfour enumerated the concessions
obtained by Great Britain, namely, that
.the region of tho Yang-tse-Klang should
not be alienated by any foreign power; that
the successor of Sir Robert Hart, as di
rector of the Chinese imperial maritime
customs, Is to be an Englishman, and that
access lo the inland water la to be had by
ships of all nations.
A fourth concession, Mr. Balfour con
tinued, occurred only a day or two ago,
namely, the opening of three new treaty
ports—Funlng, Yochau and Chin Wang.
This, according to Mr. Balfour, was a con
siderable harvest for two months' negtla
Relative to the German acquisition of rail
roads, Mr. Balfour said that wherever they
wero constructed they must be a benefit to
British commerce.
He believed neither Germany nor Russia
had any Iritentlon of depriving Great Brit
ain of any of her treaty rights in China.
Germany had glvon assurances that the
country occupied by her would be open to
the commerce of tho whole world. The in
terests of Germany and Great Britain In
China were identical, and he believed the
two countries would be able to work hand
in hand.
Russia had also given assurances, but he
was bound to submit that the form of
these assurances had changed.
Touching upon Wei Hal Wei, Mr. Balfour
said that Russia having secured It>rt Ar
thur on the maritime approach to Peking,
Great Britain had occupied Wei Hal Wei
to balance matters.
The speaker added that, had Russia con
fined herself to obtaining an Ice-free com
mercial port as a terminus for her railroad,
no complaint would have been made. But,
unfortunately, Russia determined to ob
tain control of Port Arthur, which was
not and could not be made a commercial
port. As soon as Great Britain heard of
the negotiations, she laid her views closely
before Russia and expressed her sense of
the evil they were bringing upon China.
Continuing, Mr. Balfour said: "Wo of
fered, if they would abstain from taking
Port Arthur, to ourselves give a corre
sponding pledge to take.no port on the Gulf
of Pc Chi Li. But our offer was not ac
cepted, and so, on March 23d, we informed
Russia that we should hold ourselves free
to take the necesasry steps to safeguard
our Interests, and Great Britain has since
obtained a lease on Wei Hal Wei on the
same terms as those by which Russia se
cured Port Arthur. Wei Hal Wei is the only
port on the Gulf of Pc Chi Li which might
balance tho possession of Port Arthur.
While Port Arthur is stronger, the ac-
commodatlon at Wei Hal Wal is Inestima
bly greater, and by taking Wei Hai Wei
under our protection we prevent the Gulf
of Pc Chi LI from falling under the marl
time control of one power, and thus deiend
our interests."
Relative to tho security of the future,
Mr. Balfour said It could not be denied
that the indications were that China might
collapse, and, with further decay, frag
ments might be snapped up by various pow
ers. But it would be a mistake to allow
Great Britain's policy to be governed by
remote contingencies, adding: "We desire
to maintain the Integrity of China so far as
possible, but it must be recollected that
the future will probably have strange sur
prises in store."
Mr. Balfour also said that the govern
ment thought Russia had pursued an un
fortunate course in taking Port Arthur,
which, as Rusisa herself said In 1895, when
Japan proposed to occupy it, would, in the
hands of any foreign power, constitute a
menace to the capital of China. In con
clusion, he said:
"The balance of power in the far east
may be far different when the disintegra
tion of China has occurred. The time may
come when the great powers will say that
China shall not fall Into the hands of any
one power, and to embark now upon a diffi
cult and costly enterprise, in order to ward
off a remote and doubtful danger, would
be political folly. Her majesty's govern
ment asks the country to Indorse this policy
with more conlidence than before we knew
that Great Britain had the sympathy of
the great commercial community through
out. (Cheers.) I believe the time may
come when the great commercial powers
will Join in an alliance to prevent China's
falling a prey to any exclusive Influence,
and I am convinced that Great Britain, by
continuing her present unseliish policy of
opening to all what she secures for herself
will build up In Europe, no less than In
America, a body of public international
opinion which will be more powerful than
any hasty action Great Britain might take
at the present moment."
Sir William Vernon Harcourt, the Lib
eral leader in the house, replied to Mr. Bal
Sir William Vernon Harcourt spoke
satirically of the policy. He said the treaty
of Tien Tsin gave British ships the right
to use any port In China, and he expressed
tho desire to know specifically whether
that right was to be Infringed. Continuing,
the Liberal leader asked for an explana
tion of the "remarkable change of policy
upon the part of the government" In taking
a lease of Wei Hal Wcl and setting up a
rival port with rival interests. He added
that a military occupation of part of China
might be necessary, but it could not be ex
pedient, ami that It was Impossible to be
lieve that the occupation would be con
fined to the present limits. The Liberal
leader concluded with calling for informa
tion regarding the Intentions of Russia,
Germany and France, and as to the rela
tions between Great Britain nnd Japan, in
vlow of tho fornTer'B leaso of Wei Hal Wei.
LONDON, April 6.—According to tho
statements made yesterday by the iiuke of
Devonshire, lord president of the council,
In the house of lords, and Mr. George Cur
zon. undcr-secretary of stat,e for foreign
affairs, in the house of commons, no opposi
tion Is expected from Japan to Great Brit
ain's action at Wei Hnl Wei.
YOKOHAMA, April 5.-Great Britain's
action in regard to Wei Hal Wei has caused
a sensation here, and a large section of the
press and public urges the government to
adopt an active policy.
At an important meeting of members of
the upper and lower houses of the Japanese
parliament today a resolution was adopted
calling upon the cabinet to protest against
the action of Russia and Germany on the
same grounds us those upon which Japan's,
withdrawal from the Lino Tung peninsula
was demanded. It was also resolved to call
upon tho government to take the steps
necessary to nforce the protest. Tho feel
ing against the cabinet's policy ot Inaction
is growing.
LONDON, April 6.—The Peking corre
spondent of the Times says: "China has
agreed to the French demands, comprising
the nnn-allenatton of any portion of the
provinces of Kwang Tung, Kwang SI or
Yuen Nan, the construction of a railway
to Yun Nan Fu, and tho lease of a coaling
station, which is not named, but will prob
ably be Kwang Chau Wah, together with
the appointment of a Frenchman as di
rector of the imperial post."
Too Lata a Card for Spain to Flay.
English Comment
LONDON, April 6—The Times, comment
ing editorially tMs morning on the His
pano-Amerlcan situation, says: "Had the
pope's Intervention been solicited long ago,
and the Spanisih oablnet been all along in
a pacific and yielding mood, It now ap
pears an arrangement might have been
concluded, and there Is abundant evidence
that President McKiniey would have been
willing to build a golden bridge for the re
treat of Spain from her extreme and im
practicable pretensions.
"But the controversy has gone far be
yond this point. It Is doubtful whether
either President McKiniey or Senor Sa
gasta, or the cabinet ot either, any longer
possesses a free hand. The efforts of the
war party In the United States, malignant
and despicable as Kheir tactics have been
In many respects, have been apparently
too successful, While In Spain the omens
are hardly more favorable.
"According to our Madrid correspondent,
the country appears quite willing to face
the crisis of war."
The Dally News says: "As prudent men,
the Americans naturally shrink from the
sacrifices of war for the doubtful ex
periment Cuban Independence would in
volve. A very little may turn the scale In
favor of peace and perhaps the pope may
Two Men Silled in a Row and One
BROWNSVILLE, Tex., April s—Two
killings and a lynching happened here with
in three-quarters of an hour today. Sam
Cobb, a deputy sheriff, and his brother,
Felipe Cobb, who was a constable, were
shot down by Carlos Guellen. Guellen was
wounAd by Sam Cobb. It seems that the
latter was riding hastily from an election
booth, having heard than a row was in
brogress somewhere near, and that Con
stable Cobb and a policeman were rushing
along after him on foot. At the corner of
an alley Guellen sprang out and fired at
Sam Cobb, who returned the Are. Both
fell to the ground. Felipe Cobb then
rushed up, and Guellen rose from the
ground and shot him, killing him almost in
stantly. A younger brother of Guellen ap
peared at the same moment and shot Fe
lipe. Both Guellens were arrested, but the
younger one escaped In the excitement.
A mob at once gathered, broke Into the
[jail and shot Carlos Guellen, killing him in
his cell. The body was dragged forth into
the street, and the crowd was going to
burn it, but cooler counsel prevailed and
the body was taken back to the jail. The
trouble grew out of a previous quarrel be
tween Guellen and the Cobbs.
Rain commenced falling at Stockton at
midnight, and while It is not as heavy as
t,ho farmers would like to see,, there has
been a steady precipitation. Liberal rains
are reported up the San Joaquin valley, and
the crops will be greatly benefited bygthe
Mrs. Jennie Standart of Honcut, Butte,
fell from an electric car while it was In
motion in Sacramento yesterday, receiving
injuries which it Is feared will be fatal.
Rain set in Sacramento last evening
about 11 oclock, falling at a lively rate.
Word was also received that a good down
pour was had at Woodland.
The San Francisco board of trade and
chamber of commerce has adopted resolu
tions strongly commending the course of
President McKiniey during the present
Cuban crisis, and calling on California's
senators and representatives to support
the chief executive of the nation In his
efforts to adjust the difficulty without a
resort to war.
There was another fight in the Jute mill
at San Quentin yesterday. Charles Plan
da, a Mexican, under sentence from Kings
county, struck James Roufe over the head
with a broom handle, knocking him sense
less. Planda was placed In solitary con
finement. Roufe, who Is considered a trou
blesome prisoner, Is under life sentence for
attempted train wreckjng.
A. B. Trace has been.,appolnted receiver
of the Pacific Coast Home Supply com
pany of San Francisco, at the instance of
Its creditors. The cdricern, which has been
established for some years, was managed
by C. K. Sturdevant, who attributes its
failure to the Klondike boom, the com
pany having laid In too large a stock for
the trade It carried on. Its are
estimated at $15,000., and Its assets at $5000.
The San Jose board of supervisors has
passed a resolution condemning the em
ployment of Chinese in the orchards, can
neries and dryers of Santa Clara county.
This action was taken after discussion of
the replacement of white help in the Mil
pitas cannery by Chinese labor.
Sure Death
Los Angeles has taken on a spirit of hu
manity, and announces that In the future"
all dogs condemned to death at the pound
will be asphyxiated Instead of being shot.
If they want to make a sure-thing Job they
ought to arrange to get a supply of San
Francisco gas that will kill "on smelh"—
Oakland Tribune.
The Report Thought to Be Too Good
to Be True, But Not at All
Associated Press Special Wire
SEATTLE, April 6.—A telegram to the
Associated Press from Nanaimo, B. C,
says: Jack Carr, a United States mall car
rier, arrived here today from St. Michael's,
via Dawson City. Carr claims to have a
messago from Andree, one of his carrier
pigeons having been picked up. It Is stated
that the message says that Andree Is alive
and on land. Oarr will not give out tho
message for publication.
Several parties at Nanaimo claim to have
seen the message and they say It Is to all
appearances authentic. Full credence is
not given to the report here. Ex-Mayor
W. D. Wood, who arrived from Dawson a
few days ago, states that he saw Carr at
Dawson. Carr said nothing about Andree
to him. From other sources Mr. Wood
heard some vague references to Andree,
but considered them without foundation.
Carr left St. Michael's last Thanksgiving
CHICAGO, April s.—Evelyn B. Baldwin,
who visited the Andree baloon station in
Spitzborgen, and wtho volun:teered""to ac
company the daring aeronaut on his voy
age to the north pole but could not on ac
count of the limited capacity of the bal
loon, was interviewed by the Associated
Press regarding the bulletin from Victoria,
B. C. Mr. Baldwin said:
"While I scarcely believe the report to
be true—lt seems too good to be true—yet
I realize that It Is not impossible that An
drew may have arrived in Alaska, for to
accomplislh that feat was his most ardent
desire. That he could liave done so by
this time provided his balloon carried him
far enough eastward, say to some point on
the sea ice In North Alaska, Is proved by
the 6afe arrival of a captain of one of the
whaling vessels fast in the Ice off the north
coast of Alaska after a six months' jour
ney southward. Andree may have arrived
at some point in the Tchookche peninsula
off northeastern Siberia last autumn, as
Baron Nordenskold believed he would, and
as Andree himself thought he might, and
then making his way across Bering straits
to Alaska. Personally, I have held that
Andree would most llkeliy be heard from In
Franz Josephland and had about made
complete arrangements to assist In the
search for him in that region, my plan be
ing to start next month. I received a let
ter this morning from Capt. Ernst An
dree of Sweden, a brother of the'balloon
ist, and the captain expressed his belief In
his brother's return and that the world
would hear from him not later than next
Will Be Examined Today—More
Goods Recovered
Benjamin Evans, the shoplifter, was be
fore Justice Morrison yesterday on two
charges of petty larceny and one for dis
turbing the peace. The old man Is Just
the type of Individual that could impose
upon some people, for he is an adept at
the sympathetic dodge. He is only S feet
5 Inches In height, and his Insignificant
height is intensified by his marked air of
Evans said that he wanted an attorney,
but would have to wait until he had con
sulted with some Of his friends, who would,
he thought, call upon him later during the
day. The cases were accordingly set for
this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.
All yesterday the detectives were kept
busy showing the collection taken from
Evans' room to storekeepers who called
for the purpose of Identifying the articles
Nearly half of the things have been ac
counted for, the most of which is crockery
ware. J. Blum identified some articles
that had been taken from his clothing
store, but the majority of the goods lden
tifled yesterday were those filched from
Chinese and Japanese stores on Spring and
Main streets.
The detectives have recovered consider
able more of the goods stolen by Evans.
They were at the home of his friend, R.
Bullock, on Emmett street, Boyle Heights.
At this place a quantity of Chinese goods
and crockery were found. Mrs. Bullock
stated that the old man had called at her
home from time to time, and had made her
presents of some of It, and also asked to
leave a portion of the articles there. The
arrest of Bullock would not have been un
expected, if for no other reason that the
purpose of making him explain to the sat
isfaction of the officers his regular dally
visits to Evans' room and the presence ot
so much stolen stuff at his house. The of
ficers denied, however, that any such ar
rest had been made. One thing is certain,
however, thero is a prisoner locked in the
city jail whose identity has not yet been
divulged, and it is possible that the offi
cers may have succeeded in connecting
somebody else besides Evans with the
theft of the goods, and for good reasons
are withholding the name.
Evans was interviewed in the jail last
night by a Herald representative. The
old pilferer put up a flimsy explanation of j
his possession of the goods. He claimed'
that for some years past he had been!
meeting a pair of supposed drummers!
named respectively Nelsort and Ryan. I
They claimed, so Evans asserted, to
Ihandle1 handle a number of different lines, and
were giving the articles to him for the
purpose of starting a store on Broadway.
They had gone east come time ago, he
claimed, and he had no idea where they
were now.
Mrs. Richards' Married Career Not
One of Happiness
Mrs. J. R. Richards of Redlands ap
peared at the police station last night,
and, judging from the lady's tale of woe,
her matrimonial career has not been one
of unalloyed bliss. From her statements
it appears that she has for two years past
had trouble with her husband. Some
time ago she entered suit against him for
separate maintenance and was awarded
120 a month by the San Bernardino county
court. Her husband had her arrested or.
the charge of Insanity, but she was re
leased, the evidence being Insufficient to
hold her.
Mrs. Richards further claims that she
worked and turned over her earnings to
her husband, and that she had $1100 Invest
ed with him In the Windsor hotel at Red
lands, which ho has transferred to a Mrs.
Bella Myers.
Mrs. Richards claims to have received
Information that her husband was about
to leave for Portland, accompanied by tho
said Mrs. Myers, and she came here for the
purpose of Interfering, but as they occu
pied different rooms and registered under
their proper names at the Nadeau she
could bring no charge against them.
Upon visiting the hotel last evening the
neglected wife claims that she discovered
evidence that her husband and Mrs. Myers
were carrying on a correspondence by note,
and she avers that.,after a controversy
with Mrs. Myers, the woman assaulted her,
striking her In the face.
Mrs. Richards states that she does not
want a divorce, but simply wants the $20
a month. She will endeavor to prevent
her husband from leaving the city.
Painted in a Necktie
Atlanta.—The unique suit brought by
Artist Cox against "Jack" Smith, a weal
thy citizen, because of failure to pay for a.
portrait ordered, was decided in Smith's
favor this morning. Smith is a peculiar
man. He is wealthy, but dresses with ab
solute disregard for style. Some years ago
he put up a business block of many colors
and called it "The house that Jack Built."
His next enterprise was a lodging house
exclusively for bachelors, the rooms not
numbered, but named after the different
states. Artist Cox testified that he had
been hired to paint a portrait of Smith for
$50. Smith refused to accept, the picture,
declaring that he had no freckles as shown
In the portrait, that the expression was
homller than his and that the artist had
added a necktie, whereas Mr. Smith nev
er wears such an adornment. He paid Cox
$20 and refused to pay more.
Cox brought in several local critics who
pronounced the picture excellent, while
Smith Introduced others who could not
recognize any similarity between the man
and the portrait. The jury dismissed the
suit.—New York Evening World.
Asleep on the Cable Slot
Lexington avenue was so quiet anout
midnight on Saturday that Christian Hay
den, an aged veteran, imagined when he
reached Sixtieth street that he was in his
bedroom. He walked unsteadily to the
middle of the uptown track, removed his
shoes carefully and lay down on the cable
slot with a sigh.
"This room's gettin' terrible draughty,"
he said, "and this here bed ain't as wide as
it might be."
He was just dropping asleep when he was
aroused by the clanging of a gong.
• "Breakfast time already?" he asked,
without opening his eyes.
The gripnian of the car, which had
stopped within a few feet of tlie man,
dragged him from the track and called a
policeman. In the Yorkville police court
yesterday Hayden was fined $2.
"On the European plan," he said, and
paid up sadly.—New York Herald.
The Vital Question
The state convention of fruit-growers,
which will hold sessions in Los Angeles and
Riverside next month, will do well to pay
some attention to the matter of railway
charges for the transportation of fruit. So
far as Southern California is concerned,
this is the vital question today. A clear
cut expression from the convention on this
subject would certainly do no harm.—San
i Diego Union.
Valenzuela's Wounds
Tomaso Valenzuela, who was so badly
wounded at Long Beach recently In a duel
with knives with Dommlco Perez, was
taken to the. county hospital yesterday
from the county jail, as his injuries had
taken a more serious turn, fever having
set in.
Broken Shoulder Blade
G. Brown, of 1015 West Second street,
was treated at the receiving hospital last
night by Dr. Hagan for a broken shoulder
blade. Brown claimed that he fell off
the curb on First street near Spring and
sustained his injury.
Railroad Earnings
MONTREAL, April s.—Canadian Pacific
Railway cannings for the week ending
March 31st were $041,000; same period last
year, $530,000; increase, $105,000.
West Africa Problem
It is the belief of an intelligent minority
in London that as the French refuse to sur
render Boussa, Lord Salisbury is beginning
to leap toward arbitration as the best way
out of the Niger difficulty. Report goes
among influential diplomatists that every
thing is practically settled, but this bone
of contention. Mr. Chamberlain, secre
tary of state for the colonies, would settle
the matter by an ultimatum. Conserva
tive authority) says that Lord Salisbury
is content to call in the services of a
friendly poweif to arbitrate, and, failing
compliance on the part of the French gov
ernment, to fall into line with the colonial
secretary. It is believed in Paris that M.
Hanotaux is ready to comply with a pro
posal for arbitration, although not through
the reason suggested by a London journal,
that he is fully alive to the dangers of
naval warfare at this juncture. The per
sonality of the arbitrator has not yet been
mentioned in Paris; the London papers
suggest the good offices of the emperor of
Cab Fares in Paris
The "time indicator" is now in full opera
tion In the vehicles of tho Paris Cab com
pany. For a long time the attempt to ar
range fares for rides occupying less than
thirty minutes had proved a failure, be
cause the watch of the driver and that of •
his passenger never agreed. But now that
the "time indicator" has been generally
adopted there are no more disputes, and a
passenger on a rainy day can ride a block
In two minutes in the blissful conscious
ness that he will not be overcharged In the
end. When the passenger enters a cab for
a short distance course the driver turns a
key which brings the hands of a dial that
mark both time and money to the starting
point. The lowest price is 60 centimes (12
cents), and this entitles the passenger to
a drive of only two minutes. For two
minutes more the fare is 70 centimes.
When six minutes have passed the hand
points to 80 centimes. Tou may drive for
a quarter of an hour and one minute over
for If. 40c. This is the limit of the sys
tem, for at If. 50c. the ordinary tariff for
the course comes into operation.
i j A Curious Reform '
Lore! Wolseley, commander-ln-ohiof ot
the British army, has just been the means
of inaugurating a species of reform In the
infantry ranks which has brought forth
amualng comments from the London press.
It Is well known thait Lord Wolseley Is a
good musician. On a recent visit of In
spection his ears were particularly of
fended by the song of the soldiers on the
march, wWo enlivened their spirits in this
way and at the same time gave better
measure to their steps. The commander
in-chief was disgusted, and conceived the
Idea of having certain men In each com
pany trained to sing properly when It
should bo necessary or desirable. The
journals dio not believe that this will re
strain the tone-deaf soldiers from joining
in, for patriotic spirit and a good ear
for music are not always identical in the
same person. -
The French Offended
With the increase ot tlhearotl-BrlUshfeel
ing in Paris the Journalists have raked up
every source of grievance that they could
possibly discover. Just now it Is the names
of certain British} warships that are par
ticularly offensive to the Frenchmen.
These names recall victories of the Eng
lish over the French. The use of them to
flaunt the union Jack in the eyes of former
foes across the channel is considered to
be a most unfriendly act in official quar
ters in Paris. The French particularly dis
like the names of the Nile, the Blenheim,
the Aglncourt and the Trafalgar, and are
grieved that three of the new cruisers will
be known as the Creay, the Hogue andi the
Abukir. The Figaro, In the course of a
very serious article on the subject, says:
"Let us hope that in the future t*ie follow
ing names may be found to designate cer
tain' formidable ships of our fleets: Le
Fontenoy, Le Steinkerque, Le Nerwlnde,
Le Pont Mahon, Le Calais 1 , etc. One has
only to open the history of France to find
plenty of English defeats."
A Monument to Wagner
The preparations for the general musical
exhibition for the erection ot a monument
to Richard Wagner are well under way In
Berlin. The exhibition, which will bo
held in the Berliner Messpalast, will last
from May 7 till August 12. Funds and ex
hibits are being received from home and
abroad by the committees In charge, and
already the treasury contains 20,000 marks.
Great Interest is derived from the fact
that Princess Charlotte of Saxe-Meinln-
gen is personally identified with the under
takiing. It Ie expected that the exhibits
In the music room and library will be par
ticularly worthy. The eondents of these
rooms will be bought up for the lottery.
Candidates for the French Academy
The French academy is now considering
whom it shall elect to fill the fauteuils
made vacant by the death of Henri Meil
hac and the Due d'Aumale. It is said that
Gen. dv Barrail and Ernest Daudet, broth
er of the late Alphonse Daudet, have of
fered themselves as candidates for the
place left by the author of "L'Hlsloire dcs
Conde," while Mellbac's armchair would
be warmed by Emile Faguet, Paul Her
vleu, Henri Becque and Emile Zola. M.
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Faguet is backed by the university men,
including Henri Houssaye. Gasten Bols
ser, Jules Lemaltire, Ferdinand Brune
tiere, and also by the poet Sully Pru
dhomme. M. Hervieu has for patrons J.
M. de Heredta, Henri Lavendan, Francois
Coppee. Andre Theuriet and Paul Bourget.
Correarning the support of M. Zola opinions
Is at extremes; some say he will be car
ried Into the academy on a wave of en
thusiasm; others assert that he will not
get a vote. Another candidate forM. Mell
hac's chair, not to be lightly reckoned, Is
Imbert de Saint Amand, whose pictures
oO French court life are well known
through translation in America.
The ninth annual congress of those per
sons interested in the instruction of the
blind will be held In Berlin in July, opening
on Monday, the 25th of that month.
Americans interested in the subject have
been invited to attend the sessions. The
invitation comes through Ambassador
White from the Royal Prussian Blindan
stalt at Steglltz-Berlln. The duration of
the conference has not yet been definitely
decided. There will be an exhibition of
methods of teaching and of work per
formed by tho blind in connection with the
royal institution at Steglitz. The invita
tion adds: "Announcements of speeches
will be received until June 1, 1898. For all
information on the subject address I.
Matthles, business manager of the com
mittee on preparation, Royal Prussian In
stitution for the Blind, Steglitz-Berlln."
Russia's Baltic fleet at present is mainly
supplied with English and German coal.
A movement is now on foot not only to
have the fleet's fuel come from native
sources, but to make LUau one of the
greatest coaling stations in the world, and
a formidably fortified harbor for the Baltic
fleet as well. A special commission of im
perial naval experts Is now sitting In the
ministry of the marine at St. Petersburg
discussing the coal question. It Is the con
sensus of opinion in official circles that
the enormous coal fields of Russian Poland
will before long make Russia independent
in regard to the importation of foreign
coal for use in the Baltic fleet, while the
equally expensive coal fields of Southern
Russia will gradually afford an ample sup
ply for use in the Black sea and volunteer
fleets. The commission is also consider
ing tlie practicability of employing liquid
fuel instead of coal in war vessels. Large
quantities of the residual products of Rus
sian petroleum have already been success
fully used as fuel In St. Petersburg fac
tories, and a foreign mining engineer Is
now in that city furthering the project.
Should his efforts prove successful, and
the Russian government reduce existing
freight charges, a decisive blow will un
doubtedly bo given to foreign coal.—New
York Times.
A Horse Dashed Into Kneeling Salva
tion Army Worshippers
They had just reached the prayer. All
Mount Vernon Salvation army, in meet
ing assembled, was kneeling, and one of the
women was leading in humble petition.
Suddenly Captain Traub heard the sound
of horse hoofs down the street. The rest
of the circle of worshipers had not yet
caught the noise. And then, without a mo
ment's warning, a frenzied horse dashed
into the middle of the little circle, knocking
men and women in all directions. Not one
of them had had time to stand up or run.
It did not look like a runaway. A man was
driving, and he was the coolest of the
crowd. Captain Traub lay motionless on
the ground and one of the woman soldiers
was groaning in pain. Blood was streaming
down Captain Traub's face. The vehicle
had passed over the officer and had cut his
head frightfully. Then came panic. In and
out of the crowd—there were 300 there
dashed the maddened horse. Prayers were
forgotten and worship stopped. Finally P.
J. Ring, once a champion wrestler, caught
hold of the driver with one hand and the
reins with the other and brought the reck
less driver and horse to a sudden stop.
"Well," asked the man, "what are you go
ing to do about it?"
"It needn't have happened!" cried the
spectators, while Captain Traub slowly
arose and staggered home, and the woman
finally came to her senses.
"Kill him! kill him" was the yell, and in
on the driver closed the shouting Salvation
ists, eager to avenge the injuries of their
comrades. Just then, though, Chief of Po
lice Foley and Detective Grant appeared on
the scene and rescued the driver. Then they
put him under arrest. He said he was John
Feeney, a contractor.
"I couldn't control the animal," he ed
clared, but the crowd vowed that It was
just plain carelessness that led him to drive
right in on the circle at prayer.
So the man was locked up on a charge of
reckless driving. Captain Traub's injuries,
iwhile very painful, are not serious. The
woman who was hurt declined to give her
: name.—New York World.
; Settlement Founded by Co-operative j
Commonwealth, in Belfast
Taccma, Wash.—N. W. Lermond, na- ■
ti&nal secretary of the Co-operative Com- ,
monwealth brotherhood, has arrived from i
Chlqago with fifteen heads of families 1'
from Maine, Washington, St. Louis and |
Michigan. They will join the settlement I
founded by the commonwealth near Bel
ifast, Skagit county. ,
This is the first Debs collny founded td
this state, and so far It gives every tndicaH
tion of success. Eighty members are now
on the ground preparing for the reception
of their families, who will arrive during
April and May. By fall It Is expected the
settlement will number at least 300. A
town is being laid out, and preparation*
made to carry on farming operations on
a large scale.
Last fall Eugene V. Debs had some cor*
respondence with state officials regard
ing tho location of colonies In this state.
Debs was encouraged in the idea of send*
ing colonists here, with tho result that
a tract of land In Skagit county was se
cured, and the first settlers came out in
January. Secretary Lermond says the
brotherhood is flourishing, and that later
other colonies may be located In this state.
Plain as a Pikestaff
The reason for tho falling values of Sari
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