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Cloture in the Senate.
Propositions emanating from the ven
erable but still fertile brain of Senator
Hoar of Massachusetts are entitled to
dose scrutiny, where they are not sub
Jcct to suspicion. It may be true, how
ever, as a reside of scieLtific advance
ment and the labors of the late Secre
tary of Agnculture, that Ops sometimes
grow on thistles; and hence we are evca
prepaicd to grant that the benior Sena
tor from the Bay State may occasionally
have something -within him which, upon
ventilation and exposition, will be found
of interest to his countrj.
it is. just possible that his tudden and
iicilups alarming conversion from the
Ume-hotiored doctrine of dreary and un
limited debate in the Senate, and his
consequent proposal to have some form
o cloture adopted by that bod, may
be worth favorable consideration, at least
us to the principle involved
As. long as the Senate of the United
Mates fchall be confined approximate to
Us present membeiship, there is little
danger that the measures before it will
not have the chance of reasonable and
thorough debate. If that be conceded, it
ought to be plain that there should be
some conceivable point at which de
bate -should stop and legislation follow.
The purpose of the Senate is legislation,
and debate is an incident to that pur
pose In the past the incident has been
deified in the religion of the chamber
and the greater thing relegated to the
cloakroom with the old slippers and
emptv bottles, only to be dug out and
produced by unanimous consent
This is all wrong and has grown to
the propoitions of an abuse and a scan
dal We have seen half a doen Senators,
with the love of Oinej and the fear of
Cleveland mantling their cheeks, stand up
and defy a round majority to pass the
Cuban resolutions We have seen im
portant measures, demanded by a power
ful and intelligent public sentiment, killed
tit a blov." bj the threat of two or three
ltatesmcn of notorious Maying powers,
that they would talk them to death if
debate were forced, and we honestly be
lieve that the time has come to call a
In view of these and other facts and
considerations, if the proposition of Sena
tor Hoar, or any other pertinent proposi
tion, will open the waj to an arrange
ment that shall secure action alter pre
liminary discussion, adequate to under
standing and sufficiently prolonged to
protect minority rights but no more than
that, we are heartily for it As a lody
the Senate needs cloture just as it needs
more Americanism.
Two Kind of I'ajxle.
Comparatively speaking, the American
eagle is a docile bird He has been espe
cially so of late years, w ith a bald head
and without tail feathers oi talons The
French vanety of the same animal is not
eo mild
Tv o weeks ago a young girl, i elated by
nativity to the French eagle was arrested
as n siispi ctin Santiago de Cuba, and kept
"incommunicado" for the cruel but cus
tomary sevenl-tvvo hours The French
ooiu.nl demanded her immediate trial or
release It was refused Two days later
a Mnall French gunboat steamed into port,
and its commander accompanied the con
sul to nnew the demand, which this time
was for unconditional iclease, the with
drawal of all charges, apology for the out
rage, acknowledgement of a reasonable
claim for damages, and i royal salute for
the French flag
The consul and the naval officer cour
teously allowed the Spanish authorities
six hours in which to do all these things,
the gi.nboat cleared for action and awaited
results The Spaniards, however, only re
quired half the time tocairy out the entire
It makes a -vast difference what kind of
an eagle you fight under
Unnecessary Ahum.
The New York Evening Post expresses
uneasiness ov er some features of the tariff
agitation already precipitated by the near
approach of the extra session It refers
to an alleged intention on the part of the
House Ways and Means Committee to
tdopt measures calculated to prcicnt im
porters from seizing the privilege of tho
hour andstockmgup before the new" tariff
can become operativ e, and says- "Whether
the importers arc to. be sent to Jail or
whether their goods are to be confiscated
Utter they arm els not known " The Even
ing Post is also alarmed for fear the prop
osition to impose discriminating duties on
merchandise Imported in foreign bottoms
may be adopted. It likewise is inclined to
be hysterical on the whole subject of the
protective tariff, for the imposition of
which upon the American people it will
ihare full responsibility with all the un
believers in protection who nevertheless
worked tooth and nail to secure the elec
lon of a President who was and is the
ipostle of that fiscal policy.
Although our position of consistent De
nocracy renders us opposed to the prin
ciple of protection equally with the Ev en
,ng Post, we are not inclined to fear some
of the things which worry that inconsist
ent and perhaps remorseful journal. We
flo not believe that the protests of the Phil
adelphia Chamber of Commerce and other
commercial bodies against the discrimi
nating duty will be unheeded The results
fl such legislation, in driving our foreign I
trade away from our Atlantic cities to
Canada, have been too convincingly ex
posed forlhat. We arc not ev en afraid that
importers, who have the sense and the
credit to take ov er all the low -tai iff goods
they can handle before the inevitable, will
be seriously punished Papers like the
Evening Post, that contributed their in
fluence to create the power to enact high
protective taiiff legislation, arc not in a
position to execute the kicking movement
with grace or dignity.
Iho Hawaiian Situation.
It is high lime for this country to do
something m relation to Hawaiian annex
ation The free republican American
Government of the isI mds is in a pre
carious situation, momced w Ith revolution
from within and with invasion irom vv ith
out It w ould be foolish to suppose that
our kindred w ho control the little countiy
can continue indefmitclj in their present
position If we do not take charge of
them very spcedilv some other powei will
The Hawaiian revolution was accom
plished with the full purpose of annexa
tion, and as the onlj alternative toabsorp
tion by one of the nations that long have
had ;n eye on the islands That being the
case, tUe government organized after the
fallof the cannibal d nasty was provisional,
and only intended to last until such tune
as union could be effected with the United
We need scarcely reiterate the state
ment that Great Britain is, and for veais
has been, after the Hawaiian Islands
If we diel not know It otherwise that
would hav e been made sufficiently pi lin
b the influences and agencies th it oper
ated in causing the withdrawal of the
treaty and the effoit to restoie the de
bauched nativ e monarchy by Grov er Cleve
land. Since we hesitate about accepting
the territoritj with all its fertility and
richness, and with all the Amciican com
mercial and defensive advantages it of
fers, English avaruiousnessis growing out
spoken again The London Times sas
"The maritime novvcr that possesses Pearl
Riv cr and moois Its fleets theie possesses
the key to the northern raclfic '' Shall
we throw away that key and let Eng
land pick it up?
But suppose that Lord Salisbury should
not find it convenient to take the islands
now, even if we refuse them, there is
another nation that wants them badlj,
and that is .lapan That power naa a
large uumber of its people in Hav an
They are clamoring for the suffrage un
der instigation from Toklo If they git
it tliej will control the countiv b force
of numbers, by the weight of a co'olie
labor vote Peihaps this might be satis
factory to England Whj?
We have seen how much Great Britain
is willing to contribute, to par, or to
suffer, to secure the subjection of the
commercial w orld to the single gold
standard Japan has made tearful in
roads upon British trade in the far Hast
because she has been independent of that
standard English diplomacy aud financial
interests have been hard at work to de
.lude the Mikado's government into silver
demonetization A bill with that in
view is now before the Japanese diet.
It is not at all impossible that a secret
understanding might exist between the
British foreign office and the Japanese
nunistry, looking to an adjustment of
mutual territorial and commercial inter
ests England might support Japan m
seizing the Haw ahan Islands, reserv iug a
naval aud cable station on them for her
self Japan, in return, might foolishlj
consent to enslfive her people bv adopting
the British gold standard
Stranger things have happened
Mr. CulloinS Hetiiement.
The unusually well informed coircpon
ebpnt of one of the Chicago newspapers
declares that Senator Cullom during a viMt
to the White House the other da , as
siired Air. McKinle that if the President
were a candidate for another nomination,
he, Cullom, would not stand in the va.
It is related further that Mr Cullom fon
sidercd it no moie than fair to av to his
friends in Illinois, whom he was about
to recommend for office, as w ell as to Mr
McKinlcy himself.'that he si ould take no
pains to conceal tins fact Mr Cullom Is
said to have added that he should wish
to be understood as supporting the pres
ent Administration in ever wa
The country will breathe easier after
this If our nieinorj scrv es us correctl ,
Mr. Cullom was a candidate for the Repub
lican nomination for the riesidenc on one
occasion, and he was a stiong candidate,
coming from Illinois, resembling Lincoln,
Lotli in face and figure, and frankl ad
mitting that he wanted it very bad But
Mr. Cullom is done with all this aspiring,
or, as we might almost say, with all this
perspiring to aspire He goes to Mr.
McKinle like a man, and tells him that his
recommendations of Illinois friends are
made solely for the public good that is,
for the suppoit of the present Administra
tion. He repeats this comforting assur
ance, ai.d it puts Mr McKinlcy and Sen
ator Cullom on a fine wai footing, so that
each can fight for the other.
Frankness in politics is much to be com
mended. The Yale Juniors who sent a flag and
letter to Prizefighter Corbett telling
him to "go in and win" have caused the
faculty much trouble According to their
statements, the fact that the letter is In
dicative of the sentiments of Yale College
amounts almost to blasphemy. The climax:
will be reached when the blue silken flag
bearing the word "Yale" in big white
letters flutters in the bieeze produced by
biffing prize fighters Just why Coibett
should be the "innocent cause" of all
this disturbance is not thoroughly un
derstood For years the dignified in
structors of Yale have seen the col
lege flag waved in battles wheie the
combatants numbered more than two;
where the injured hav-e been carried away
with more disfigurements than can come
from a mere fistic encounter of two Then
letters of every description have been sent
to these same heroes, and the half-back
or whole-back is a god, adored by the femi
nine folk, loved antl respected by his own
sex. The moth c which inspired the boys
to send their letter was simr-ly healthy
animal admiration for Corbett's perfect
physical condition Sound flesh and a pink
skin are attnbutes not to be despised
Their own phsicaKcultuie tiaining has
shown the value of a well-knit figure and
hard, sound muscles, and they recognized
the science whi h is employed by "Gentle
man Jim, ,,dubuinghimthe"brainy boxer "
The faculty caused them to retract the
statement th.it the represented the uni
versity sentiment, but Just what their
talc will be 1ms not been decided by the
horror-stricken masters, who praise the
student and their methods wheie bauds,
feet, head and hair aie used, but con
diniu auj interest iu scientific boxing,
which splits no skulls and severs no spinal
It ib ptohalilo that Atloinej General Mc
Kenna will not be able to prevent the Cor
bett Htshnmons battle at Carson City,
but while his eves are lovingin thatdhec
tionthev should not fail to focus Tones, the
Unitut States attornev for the district of
Nevada In his eapacltj as a private prac
titioner this en w rprisingindividualmndeaii
arrangement with Stuait, the master of
the coming levels, to duivv up and push
through the State legislature a law legal
ilng prize fights Jones submitted a form
of statute, but Stuart's ndv isers rejected it
in l. iv or of unothci draft, which, without
assistance from Jones, eventual! v became
law. Jones then sent In a bill of another
kind foi seiviees rendered, and when ob
jection vv us made to its extortionate charac
ter called the United States marshal into
consult itlou and announced his Intention of
bieaking up the fight The threat was
enough under t lie cltcutnstoncee, and Stuart
paid Jones his full demand, who, with his
inoiifv in his pocket, immediately sought a
New Yotk Herald leporter and explained
' Now that the storv is out," said Tones,
1 want to set mvseir straiglit I did what
iiij in in would have do ue-uiider lltecircuni
slances 1 piacuced .is a piivate lavvver
loi Vlr "5tu irt. aad.or course, I wanted ni
monev ror it i n it i k all thei e is to It '
"Would It be possible for ou to stop the
Certain! ic would lr I had the least
id a thev were going to break the law it
would be niv plain duly to tuketejisln the
matter 1 do not at piesent untenant nil
suchhka, howev er. and I am sure, a u things
look now, that the contest will surelv take
lilac e '
Mr louts statement seems to piesent
tin A ttornev Gi nci al a pie lslngopportuuit
in the line of objectlv e civil scrviee icform
Even the manager or a prize fight should
be protected from official blackmailing
lhe BUtimore American announced the
other da ttvU ex President Hauison had
positively refused to indorse the applica
tion of his bounding son Russell for the
office or collector or internal levenue for
the Western district of Indiana "I will
vv rite no letter and sign uo papeis," said
the stem p trout, "but if Pieaident Mc
Kmley sees fit to appoint Russell, I shall
be gl id "
"this is indeed a man," cries the New
York Sun in uncontrollable enthusiasm.
We think so, too, and a might good poll
tician into the bargain
A p issace in President McKinle's in
augural about walking humblv m God's
footsteps is criticised b a writer in the
Truth Seeker, who quote-I'sjlml xx.vli 10.
as follows "Ihj way Is in the ea and
thy p ith in the great waters, and th foot
steps are not known "
There appears to be a serious and strong
prss icronn movement in the Middle and
Eastern States, and exponents or what is
known us "c!lov journalism" have been
deinetl admission to several leading clubs
and shut out Trom man public libraries
and reading rooms Whether this will lead
to les or gieater circulation foi the pro
hibited Journals remains to be seen Some
reform movements result in suppression)
others onl in gratuitous advertising
We are all familiar w ith the too lamlliar
person who conies up joviallv and slaps
us jovial! upon the back He is very
athletic, and he is also .erv humorou He
is paiticularly numerous at this p irticular
time, w hen, in his search lor office, or
some other political advancement, he de
sires to cultivate the friendship ot as man
politicians as possible But the slap vou
on the back man Ins met v ith his reward,
and though he has met with it in New
York, the Tact is sufficient! encouraging,
be ma meet with it in time in Washing
ton The row York slap .vou-oif-the-lmck
man is locked up in one of the btatiou
l.ouceo, w ith tw o black ees, a broken rib
and a nose that is not pivmg into other
people's business as much as it vv.t, This
much used-up person thumped an acquaint
ance between the shoulders with a ver
heaitv, "How are vou, old chap''" The
old chap was hiniaelf lceling v er athletic
that dav The results have already been
Alabama, under a good, shrewd, free sil
xer Democratic governor, is pushing for ad
ditional industries Under the recent State
law, exempting new cotton mills from tax
ation for ten ears, an Eastern svndicate
alrcad is arranging to establish a plant
at Huntsville to produce finer fabrics
than heretofore have been attempted in
the South lhe da may come when
Alabama will ship cotton goods to Eng
land as now she does iron
A number of earthquake shocks, which
occurred on Sunda in various paits of
Mc.ico, made us feel more confident than
ever that the horiois of war will visit Eu
rope, and that the protcctiv e tariff bill w ill
get through Congicss
It is reported that members of the
leading women's clubs of Brooklyn are
already up In arms against Senor Dupuy
de Lome, the Spanish minister at this
Capital, because of his now notorious in
sult to American women, contained in
his publication "Around the World from
Math id to Madrid" It appears that the
Chiropean Club and the Biooklvn branch
of the Daughters of the Revolution will
immediately call special meetings to pass
resolutions demanding either that Senor
de Lome apologize for what he has written
or thpt President McKinlcy shall send him
his passports 1 1 is rumored in addition
that other clubs in Brooklyn and in New
York will take the matter up, and that
other influences that cannot but be re
spected will soon be at work for the same
purpose. We should say that this was to
be expected Meantime, as our leaders
hardly need to be infoimcd, De Lome
says nothing and apparently does nothing
The population of the Hawaiian Islands
is reported to be 109,020, not including,
of course, Mrs Dominis and Mr. Palmer
Great .Expectations a to the Ex
position in Guatemala.
Guatemala, Feb. 2G The approaching
inauguration of the Cential American ex
position is the topic of the day aud the
members' of the central committee are as
I busy as bee, sanguine tnat their ex
pectations will be fully realized
The principal buildings of the exposi
tion number seventeen, the main build
ing, composed of three structuies, being
destined lor the products of the five Ceu
tral American i (.'publics, namely, Guate
mala, Sulvacfor, Honduras, Nicaragua aud
Costa Rica A section of this structure
is also given to California. The others
are assigned to the United States, England,
Trance, German, Belgium and Italy, with
special buildings for machiner, electrical
appliances, vvoiks of art, etc. Two build
ings aie for the use of the administration
and the remainder aie for the medical aud
military seivice, the exhibition of wild
animals, etc There will be nine kioskos,
including structure) for refreshments and
diversions, besides a building, with an
area of about 3,100 squ lie meters, which
is being fitted up for alinacenes, or stores
Luminous fountains, gardens and many
utttracUons adoin the grounds
All the Central American lepublics nrc
heartily responding to Guatemala's invita
tion, and manifest a noble emulation for
a creditable display of their industrial
products, art, and literature The exhi
bition of 1807 will be productive of much
good among them, and their political union
will eventually follow, which union, or
federation, among other desirable changes,
will, no doubt, lessen and equalize the
custom dutk's, there bj facilitating t usi
neis from the United StitCs, whose mer
chants have their i) ltience, as well as their
goods, terribly taxed b the complicated
and onerous t.uiffs and the vnnety of
shipping documents rendered necessary
through the pti sent incongruity of form
existing among these republics Business
men would lughlj appreciate this change,
which, when consummated, must be as
cnbed to the exhibition
Knowing the importance of coal in
the various industries of the coiintr , the
central committee has offered a giand
premium for the discovery ol this mineral
in satisfactory quantity and qu illty, within
eas access to theeapit il, as it is believed
that such deposits exist and reenure but
well directed effort to make them known
Should this discovery be made, it will be
the subject or much rejoicing
The exhibit of plants and flovyers will
be of much interest Manv plants of great
medicinal value are in use among the
Indians, and these plants and their virtues
ma n jvv become more generally known.
The Suit of'Aduh Hlchinond Helng
Hem d at Boston.
Boston, March 11 In the case of Adali
Richmond, who seeks to establish theiact
that she Is the lawful widow of the late
John Stetson, the theatrical manager, the
counsel for the defense today offered in
evidence the deposition or Bishop Newman,
ol San Francisco, taken at Washington
March 0 The deponent stated that ou
February 20r 18b7, in New oilcans, he
performed a marriage ceremon m which
John Schaeffer aud Adah Eiumermau were
the principals.
Gus Williams, the actor, testified that he
first met Adah Richmond iu Pittsburg in
1870, and she told him she was married
to John Stout, a ballad singer In Is7l he
again saw her and stetson at their home in
Alden street. Boston, where the were liv
ing together to allappeurances He never
heard .Vlr Stetson call her "Mr " Stetson.
Witness, ia 1887 .and 18SS. was with the
Adah Richmond Burlesque Com pain, of
which William Borst was manager Mr
Borst and Adah Richmond were mau and
wife in their relations She was never
called Mrs Borst When Mr Borst died
Adah Richmond was present at the funeral
dressed in deep mourning
Windy City Democrats 2vuiuitiuto
Cniter Harrison for Mnvor.
Chicago. March 11 The follow ing tickt t
was nominated thisafternoon by the Demo
cratic city convention, in North Side
Turner Hall.
Mayor Carter H Harrison, by acclama
tion Treasurer Ernest Hulmel, by acclama
tion Attornej Miles J Devinc.
Clerk -W J Loeffler.
A number of prominent members of the
People's party occupied seats in the con
vention The platform adopted, after dealing with
municipal matters indorses the national
Democratic platform adopted in this city
last July
It Is Xow Relieved Fifteen Eod'es
Are In the WiecU.
Evansville, Ind , March 11 No bodies
have been recovered toda from the w reck
of the Evansville and Terre Haute passt ti
ger train m White River, near here, ester
day morning f
The death of Herbert Allen, of Evans
ville, who was a doorkeeper at the last
session of the Indiana legislature, is con
firmed today It is also known that W
B Phillips, of Tort Wavne, is among the
killed It i Lcheved by man here that
there are twelve or fifteen lodies in the
wreck The water is rising, and nothing
can be done in the search until the tiver
falls, which may not be until several daja.
Kentucky Officials Indicted.
Louisville, K., March 11. J. M Mc
Knight, president of the suspended German
Na'ional Bank, was-indicted by the graud
jur at noon today, on he chaige of
violating the national banking act. The
indictment embraces ninety-one counts and
includes nearly ev ery offense embraced in
the law Indictments were also found
agnmst R. E. King, president of the
board of aldermen, and Aldeimen C. J.
Jennc, J E Leathe'rman, R. 0 "Beuer,
aud F A Bntt, who are charged with
conspiring with President McKnight to
misappropriate the funds of the bank.
May Piovo a Good Capture.
New York, March 11 Central Office
Detectiv es Dorian and McManus arraigned
today at the Jefferson Market police couit
two prisoners around whom the detectives
threw a great deal of mstery They are
William Havvley rind Jennie Sankey. "TI.ey
are suspected of be.ng implicated in a big
jewelry robbery in Philadelphia," said
Detective McManus, "and Copt O'Brien
has wired for particulars"
Running on Short Time.
Halifax, N- S , March 11. Many of the
cotton mills in eastern Canada hav e decided
to curtail production until the market mi
prov es Several of them hav c been running
onshoittiine, aud toda a notice was posted
at the mills of the Halifax Cotton Company
announcing a reduction of running time to
three dajs a week
Queen o Madagascar Exiled.
Port Louis, Mauritius, March 11 A dis
patch from Tamatave sas that Raua
valoua III, Queen ot Madagascar, who has
been the nominal ruler of the island
sines it was made a Trench colony iast
June, has been exiled to the Island of
Reunion, and started for that place ou
March 7-
They Aroused the Ire of Mexicans
by Abusing a Uoy.
New York, March 11. A sensational
story reached this cit today on the Ward
Line steamship Yucatan of an uprising on
th- part of the people in the Mexican city
of Vera Cnu against five Spanish officers
who were there buying mules foi the use
of the Spanish army in Cuba Here is the
In all the Spanish cities of the Mexican
coast there are colonies of Cuban lerugees
The tales of these unfortunates about
Spanish cruelties in Cuba have loused the
laggard Mexicans to a great state ot In
dignation against the Spaniards Just
before the Yucatan left Vera Cruz five
Spanish officers from Havana readied
there They came to purchase horses and
mules for the Spanish troops in Cuba
While In the public market sev eral little
Mexican bos greeted the Spaniards with
yells of derision
One of the latter, a man nearly six feet
tall, brutally kicked one little rellovv. Im
mediately the market place was In un up
roar and the Mexicans drew their ma
chetes The Spaniards Tied for their livi-s
to police headquarters, and a crowd of
several hundred iudlgnant citizens be
sieged the station The iiolice, fearing that
the populace would overpower them and
get possession of the Spaniards, called out
the militia, audit took the whole garrison
or the Vera Ciuz station to keep the angry
citizeiu? in check
All night long the Mexicans hung around
the prison, and the next morning the Span
iards, en ended by a company of Mexican
soldiers, left Tor Havana.
lhe Yucatan alo brings news from Pro
greco, Tninplco and other coast towns in
Mexico of the great jubilation among the
Cubans and Mexicans there at the an
nouncement of Consul General Lee's request
for warships in Havana haibor. lhe
Mexicans are becomiug more in sympathy
with the insurgentsever da. Gen Lee's
nies ige is construed by the Mexicans and
Cubans as the forerunnei of intervention
on the part of America.
The Cuban colonies in all the se cities be
decked their heidquarters with the flags
of Cuba, Mexico and the United States on
the receipt of the news
Woilc of Prluce George County
Game TMoteeti-ve Association.
Hattsville, Md , March 11 The execu
tive committee of the Prince GeorgeCounty
Game and Fish Protective Association of
HvattsviUc, Md , held a meeting last night
at the residence of the secretar -treasurer,
Mr M B Freeman Aftei the transaction
of routine business the applications of
Messrs Edelln and Shirock were presented'
to be acted upon; both admitted to mem
bership Committees were then named
lor liberating birds arter the 15th instant
'lhe association has already received
nine dozen live quail, aud fourteen or fif
teen more are expected this week These
birds are upon arrival placed in a loft ar
ranged especially for the puiposc so as to
represent as nearl as possible the woods,
fields and stubble into which they are
shortly to be liberated, and by carerully
feeding during ciptivity they will be liber
ated in a thoroughly strong and healthy
Senntot Inl Contest in Kentucky
Becoming Interesting.
Louisville, K , March 1 1. Ex-Senator
Joe Blackburn arrived at Lexington this
morning and gave a prompt denial to the
statement that he had withdrawn from
the Senatorial race in favor of someone
who might command the entire strength
of the Democratic members of the legis
lature lhe Republican Senatorial caucus meets
at Frankfort tomonow night Ex Con
gressman W. G Hunter will bo the nomi
nee, and he will be elected unless the
sound mone members join with the Black
burn Democrats iu making hiB eh-ctna
HaiK for "Water Shipment Will He
Itollcd nt u Const Plant.
Harnsburg, Pa , March 11 An appar
ently authentic repoit is in ciieulation to
the efrect that Andrew Carnegie has en
tered into an arrangement with the Penu
sWvnnii Steel Compin whereb Carnegie
is to furnish the Pennsylvania Steel Com
pany with soft steel billets a dollar a ton
lexs than itcosts to make them atSteeltou,
and that in consideration of this all Car
negie rails foi water shipment are to be
rolled bv the Pennsvlvanla Steed Com
pan' plant at Sparrow s Point, Md
A $20,000 order for rails will be trans
ferred from Steelton to Sparrow's Point.
Degi ee Conferred Upon Unyiu d.
London, March 11 The University of
Cambridge conferred the degree of LL D
upon Hon Thomas F Baard, United
States ambassador, todi In bestowing
the honor the public orator, Mr. J E.
Sands, delivered an address, in which he
refoned to Mi Bayard as the "able repre
sentative of a nation near to us bv tie-, of
blood and language" The students
cheered Mr Baaid lustil.
Indorse the Arbitration Treaty.
New York, March 11 Cooper Union
scarcelv ever contained a larger, more
enthusiastic, or a more thoroughly cos
mopohtau ai'dience than crowded its space
to the doors tonight to give expressions
of approval to the ratification of the arbi
tration treity now pending in the United
Statis Senate Ma or Strong presided
Resolutions were adopted strongl urging
Polavieia's Successor in Philippines.
London. March 11 A dispatch to the
Central News from Madrid sas it is
leported there that Gen. Pnmo de Rivera,
captain general of Madnel, will be ap
pointed to succeed Gen. Polavieja as
governor of the Philippine Islauds, and
that Gen Ramon Blanco, formerly gov ernor
or the Philippines, will beappointed captain
general of Madrid
County Safe Blown Open.
La Grange, Ind., March 11. The La
Grange countv saTe in the court house
was blown open at 2 o'clock this morning
and $100 was carried away. Two thou
sand pennies just received rrom the mint
was a porhon or the plunder.- SherKf
ICauffman ha3 no clew.
The Deadly Bubonic Plague.
Bombay, March 11. The health authori
ties report that up to this date theie hav e
been 9,032 cases ot Bubonic plague in
this cit, 7,406 of which resulted fatally.
The ictuins for the entire presidency show
14, ''oG cases of plague and 12,204 deaths
from the disease
Drove to Their Death.
Lenox, Mich., March 11. An unknown
voungman aud a middle aged woman, w ho,
it is supposed, were driving from Romeo to
Poit Huion, drove into Belle River near a
bridge on the turnpike, four miles northeast
of here, last night, and w ere drowned The
bodies have not jet been recovered.
180 Workmen Killed.
Tangier, March 11. By the falling of
a section of the old wall of the old
town of Tcz, 180 workmen have been
her ForrtTH uusband.
Mi s. Craigen Declares SheT- laieky
to Have Gotten Him.
Orange, N. J., March 11. Mrs. Nannie
Estelle McGce, a daughter ot the late
Benjamin Calhoun Buckley, at one time
chancellor of the State of Missouri, was
married on February i, in New York
city, to Capt. John R. Craigen. The mar
riage was not announced until yesterdaj".
Mrs Craigen is a godchild of a member or
Grovcr Cleveland's firot Cabinet, and her
acquaintance among public men in Wash
ington ia extensive.
Early in January Chancellor McGill, ot
New Jersey, annulled the marriage of
Nancy Estelle McGee, "falsely called,"
the chancellor wrote, " Nancy Estelle Fell,'
to Capt. John J. Fell, a resident of Orange.
The ground for annulment of this mar
riage was the discovery that it was
solemnized two days before the bride had
been divorced from John 0. McGee, who
is said to be a mounted policeman in
New York city.
At the time of the annulment Capt FeU
professed to be entirely ignorant ot the
proceedings, and even after the filing ot
the chancellor's decree- he lived In the
same house with his former wife, at No.
5 1 Essex avenue, Orange. They appeared
in public together, and were apparently
on good terms.
Mrs Craigen was first married to George
M. Munro, of Annapolis, bj" vv bom she had
a daughter, now in her teens After being
divorced from Munro she was married to
.McGee. She contends that she never lived
with him, and soon after this marriage
she met Capt, Fell at her home in Virginia
and they were soon married. A boy, who
is now four years old, was born to the
Fells and Is living at the Orange residence.
Although there have been rumors of her
rnnrnag? to Capt Craigen, it was not until
the record was filed in the bureau of xital
statistics in New York that the facts came
to light. The. records show that the mar
riage was solemnized on February 4, by
the Rev. W. T. Bush, pastor of the Forty
fourth Street MethodistChurch, whose resi
dence is at 4G3 West Forty -fourth street.
The bnilegroom gave his name as John
Rantsej" Craigen, his "age as thirty six. and
declared that he was a widower and the
son of James and Helen Mason Craigen.
The bride g u e her age as thirty, and stated
that the marriage washer second one Mrs
Joseph Coonan, of New York, and William
H Conover, a Newarkla w er, werethewit
ncsses Mrs. Craigen said yesterday: "I won'tsav
I am married and I won't say that I'm not
marned If I am Capt Craigen's wife I
am, indeed, a fortunate woman He will
make a model husband He is the most
charuilngnian I ever met He is tall, hand
some, has deep blue eves, ia strong and
brave; he Is in ev ery sense a woman's pro
tector." Later she admitted the marriage,
and said that Capt Craigen had gone to
Cleveland Merchant Wounded in
ChicnKo in Chasing n Burglar.
Chicago, March 11. Bullets fired by
police officers and Pinkertou watchmen
iu pursuit of a burglar struck Albert
Zienier, a Cleveland, Ohio, merchant, and
he is now at the county hospital in a
dying condition. The shooting took place
shortly after midnight this morning in
Plymouth place, opposite the Great North
ern Hotel, where Ziemer was a guest He
had left the hotel for a short stroll before
retiring. He walked about three hundred
feet south in Plymouth place, and was
returning to the hotel when a thief, pur
sued by several potieemen and Plnkerton
watchmen, dashed pa-t him. Five or six,
shots were fired at the fleeing burglar by
the officers in pursuit, and Ziemer was
in range or the bullets Two of the leaden
missiles struck Mr. Ziemer, and he fell
to the gruuntl mortally wounded
An hour after this exciting incident in
Plymouth place a policeman found the
body of a man propped up against the
old Marshall Fielil v holesale house A
bullet had drilled a hole in his abdomea
In his pocket was found a lett er addressed
to "G. Stack." It is supjiosed that the
dead man was one oT the burglars who
vv ere cbaseil by the police and was wound
ed by aa officer.
Tne burglar who dashed past Ziemer at
Jackson street and Plymouth place was
caught He gave the name of Otto Rie
Whitecnp Letter Sent To tho Man
"Who Drove the Cab.
Springfield, O , March 11 George Jack
son, colored cabman, who claims to have
dnveuPearl Bryan to her death, and whose
story was used as strong evidence against
Jackson and Walling, has received a let
ter signed "Buckeye Regulators," which
tells Jackson his coffin is ready, and that
unless he tells the truth before Jackson
and Walling are hanged the regulators will
visit him
Jackson is in jail here awaiting trial for
Would Not Oblect to Being Ap
pointeel Its rosimastor.
Civil Service Commissioner John B. Har
low, the Republican member of the com
mission, was informed jesterdaythat there
was a story to the effect that ne was
to be an assi-tant postmaster general.
He said thatrhe had not heard of it and
was not an applicant for the position,
nor for or any other place. He said the
story probably originated from the fact
that he had had about thirty years ex
perience in the postal service, having
worked his way in the St. Louis poat
orrice from a minor position to that of
Mr. Harlow declined the position of
First Assltant Postmaster General under
Mr. Wanamaker, preferring to be post
master at St. Louis
Asked if he would like to resume his
old position in St. Louis, he replied that
he loved St Louis very much It is gen
erally understood that Mr. Harlow would
like to serve again a3 postmaster at St.
Louis, but the term of To&tmaster Carlisle,
the present incumbent, does not expire
for a year.
A Belated Eiterary Work.
Mrs. Potter Palmer lias Just completed a
literaiy work, the growth of which has
been unroticed bj' the people who eonJuct
the periodicals devoted to books, j et this
manuscript is of sufficient Importance to
be transmitted by the President of the
United States to Congress Such transmis
sion was one of the last official duties of
Mr. Cleveland. This is an honor w hich few
authors can hope to enjOj , to saj nothing
of the succeeding honor of having the
vv ork printed at the public expense and cir
culated throughout the country.
Mrs. Totter Falmer's work is a Lcok of
100,000 words It is the oflicial report of
thejustlj celebrated board of lady managers
of the Columbian Exposition. It ought to be
a thrilling voluiae. Mrs. Potter Palmer
has taken enough time to do the tl erne
justice and mi ert in her Look all the thrul
and nerve which marked the proeeed'ugs
of the lively bodj wLose transactions it
records It Is to be hoped that the fair
authoress has done Justice to the Loard of
lady managers, and that all the skirmishes,
engagements and pitched battles ot that
martial aggregation are recoided with in
telligent impartially and wdh a pioper
appreciation of deeds of valor performed
with the tongue nttsburg Chromcle-Telegraph-
10th. UHi and F Sts. N. W.
Our store policy is based on let
tintryoa be your own judge as to
the goods and cjuantities you need.
Nobody is coaxed to buy and no
fixed rules govern your choosing
when you der buy. You cheese
according to your requirements.
We cut any length of piece goods
desired; we divide certain lots of
goods for accommodation, which
were intended to sell as a whole.
Then, as you perhaps know, in a
line of Wraps, Underwear, Hos
iery, Gloves, Shoes, etc., the me
dium sizes sell first, leaving us the
very small and the very large sizes.
Then, again, articles become soiled,
marred and otherwise defaced from
handling and displaying and so
on. From these various sources
remnants accumulate very rapidly
when sales are large, and we can
not push them aside or pile them
Our policy demands their abso
lute and immediate clearance in or
der to keep the stock fresh, bright
and up to date in every particular.
Less than perfect goods or com
plete assortments have no place
Hence Friday of each week is
devoted to the selling of rem
nants fragments,remainders, etc.,
and they are the genuine, legiti
mate sorts, not remnants made for
the occasion. There'll be 3 goodly
collection to pick from today, and
for quick distribution we've made
the prices in many cases half and
We also offer several barga:n
lots of goods secured express
ly for this occasion at very spe
cially low prices.
Special Bargain in
48 dozen very fine Shirt Waists,
of imported madras and chambray,
plain pinks, blues and a host of
stripes, checks and large plaids, in
choice colors. Most thoroughly
madej and finished with fine pearl
buttons. An extraordinary value.
Regular Value, $1.25.
sa noor.
Special Bargain in
1,000 Empty Picture Frames
(frames without the glass) to be
sold at much less than the cost of
the molding.
Picture Frame Molding Is manufactured
in lengths twelve reet long .Frequently
there are several feet left after using th
amount required to moke a frame Thu
accumulation Is called 'waste in tha
factories although the pieces are ot ex
act! v the same quality and Mnlah as that
irom which the frames are made Wa
have purchased rrom one of the largest
Molding manufacturers in the country
1,000 trames made from this so-caI!ee!
"waste" moldmir Manv or the patterns
are verv beautiful, and expensive in de
sign antl rini-,1! A larce varietv ot sized
from tfxS inches to UO"t30 inches, at
Prices Ranging From
15c to .82.95 Each
If you have any unframed pic
tures that you wish to preserve
this is an exceptional opportunity.
Glasses for above frames at moder
ate prices.
4th floor.
Handkerchief Dept.
11 Women s All-linen itand-embroid-ered
Hemstitched Handkerchiefs. Re
duced from l: l c to 10c edch
20 Women AU-linen HemstiUhedlTand
kerchier. Keduced rrom lbc to 12 l-2o
lb Women All linen Hemstitched Hand
kerchiefs, hand embroidered, in white and
blatk. Keduced from 25c to lic eaeh: &
ror 30c
1st floor.
LBoys Department.
7 All-wool Keefer Suits, sailor collar.
Sizes ,t. 4 and 5. Keduced from S5 00
to 5l.y& each
a Air-wool Black Ueerer Suits. Sizes
3 and 4. Keduced from 3 23 to S1.4&
5 All-wool Sailor and Brownie Suits,
neatly braided, bizes 3. 4 5 and b Ke
duced from 3.73 and 55 00 toS2 50 each.
15 Percale "Mothers. Friend" Shirt
Waists, laundered. Sizes S, 10, 11 and
12. Keduced from 7uc to 59c each.
2 Long Chinchilla Uhter.all wool. Sizes
IS and iy Keducetl from 13.00 to
b5 each
2 urown Astrakhan Keerere. wool lined,
nicely braided. Sizes 3 and 4. Keduced
from &G 73 to $3.75 each
3 Cape Overcoats Sizea S, l and 5.
Keduceel from 55.00 to 1.50 each
Infants' Department.
1 Inrant" s Imported Liong Cloak of cream
novelty cloth, deep cape, trimmed witn
bands ot baby rihbon and lace Reduced
rrom 523 oo to sio ou.
J Children s Fine ainsook Drei.e.
trimmed with Tine embroiderv-. roll sleeves.
deep hem. Keeluced rrom 3 00 to $1 30
4 pairs Infants Bootee!. silk and ribbon
trimmed Keduced from 1.00 to 25c
1 Infant s Trimmed Basket, boat shape,
trimmed with lace and ribbon. Kiducevl
from S10 00 to $3 00.
2d floor.
Rug Department.
1 18x3B-inch Japanese Ktig. Keduced
rrom 35c to 20c.
1 21xib-inch Japanese Kug. P.educed
from boc to 40c
4 30x00 inch Japanese Kugs. Reduced
rrom si.00 to boc each
1 bx9 rt Japanese Kug ibluennd white).
Keduceel rrom Sb 00 to $4 00
4 bxlO ft. Japane- Kugi. Keduceel
rrom b5.S5 to SI 00 each
1UX12 ft. Japa?eseKuglblueand white).
Keduced from i12.00 to Si OO.
2 12x15 ft. Japanese Kuga. Eedueed
rrom MJ 00 to $10 00 each
l 3x12 ft. Hall Kug ( Brownley's best
Keduced from $11.50 to $3 3t).
4th floor.
Woodward & Lofhrop

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