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THE' MOENINGr TIMES, SATURDAY, MARCH 13, JS97
uM.VYa . Mb ie &sskMimts li. ci'SiK., Lvk.mig ami rr.A) By THE WASHINGTON TIMES Co. HUTCHINS UUTI..DING KORTIIKAST COBS.EU lETH AZiD D STS. Telephones Editorial Itnoms, 'SO l'uslncas Oflice. IWO MTW TOrK orFlCE, 1009 TKACT MTH.DIVO rilct J o nliigorEvcmig l-dition. One Cent Funds Edition Three Cents McJitlilj, l Carrier Morning end Sunday Thlrty-flvo Cents Evening - "Ihirty Cents Horning. ) Evcmngaud Tifty Ce:jts Bun da j. ) LY MAIL POSTAGE PKEPAID Morning Evening and Sunday DOo Morning and Sunday 3Go Ercnlncand Sunday 3Do WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, MAttCH 13 The Meaning of Democracy. It is a nut uncommon thing to bear the new Admit lMralion Fpoki n of as a great hucccs, and by Administration is usually meant Mr. McKiiilcy hnuself. It 6eems to be for the reason that he is approaching the heavy t.iMs of his great office with suffi cientscnoesne,s; but chiefly, perhaps, that his sjmpjlhies are democratic. If one looks a little deeply into the mat ter, it is not hard to gues- why these same democratic sjmpithies of Mr. McKinley btnke the people bo important! , perhaps, without their knowing the reason w hy If a President receives the people freel, if he sends ihur threatening police officeci invaj, if lie takes the time to "visit a friend in the hospital, if he -walks down the Avenue like nnvbody el-e, it denotes not fchnplj that a man considers himself much as others, but rather that his education, Ids habits and his inbred purposes arc es eciittally democratic and popular. He prob.ibH does these things naturally; not for the cheap purpose of "winning a momen tary approval, but localise he actually feel as hearts He might not -3aj that he iv.it lh sirvant of the dear people, but he. would probably feel th.it he was, prfasibly iMthout reali7ing it fully More than that, hu"vmg thee natural symo.it hies, he ought to be able to addreso himself to the public tasks before him "with a complete popular appreciation and determination to do the right and true and patriotic thing for all. 1 hen remarks f-eem to applj especlall to Mr McKmley. Tliey merely happen to do so The ivouldbetrueof.nl man who reallv feels, as the matchless Lincoln felt, the pul-st of the plain people, of "whom he is one, ai d to 11 hum his powerful efforts are imuirallj by the very force of his nature dedicated unselfishly llie Brave Hellenes. The counter proposition of Greece to the powers n.cludes practically all that Gieece has been contending for, and very little that her mentors want Therefore it will be received "with a verv had grace; but it n.i !v accepted with nominal modi fttsitioiib. because it has justice and right to lecoiiuneiid it, and that fact will ap peal to public sentiment in Western Eu ipc 111 .1 wayth.it England and France at least probably will not iguore cJh- r the IW4 interer-ung feature of the Grecian trouble has been the maul festation of this widespread ocntlment of "Western Chrit-tiamtj and humanity, and the evident power it has directly exer cised over the councils of state It has le en strong enough to modif , if not to chunge, the policies and programs of two great governments. It is an illus tration of what an enlightened and honest public opinion can accomplish in consti tuttoiml countries, where the representa tive organization is subject to sutlden rev olution whenever national sentiment de mands it. Under similar circumstances in thi country public opinion might rage until It was black In the face, without avail as against the policy or conduct of an administration and a Congress inde Iiendent of constituencies during a fled term. It is possible after all that our institu tion ma not be as nearly perfect as they might be, if the United States jn future Is to be serionslv regarded as a gov em inent of the people, by and for the people cf late .vears the people have had "very little influence in its alfairs, beyond ac cepting promises of politicians and there upon electing irresponsible masters at given intervals It is tather mortifying to American pride t think that strong, centralized govern ments like those of Great Britain and Prance dare not disobey the mandates of a public sentiment, that Mr. Clev eland and Mr. Olnej -would have laughed at Savo the ForeMh. II the sundry civil bill had become a law 111 the condition in which it was (ent to the Eecutive, the orders creating t went -one million acres of new forest reservation would have been annulled. Ab the bill did not become a law the orders are in full force and effect and Miould be allowed to remain to, unless belter reasons for defeating them can be adduced than we have so far seen. It is not to be doubted that a "vigorous erfort will be made b persons and Inter ests opposed to the reservations to lmc them restored to the public domain and lieiice to the tender mercies of the logger and lumberman. It ma be, as alleged, that some of the area included does not carr available forests of merchantable Umber, but it Is doubtlc-bS true that the real contention is to prevent the preser vation of those areas which do. It hcenw rather strange, at a time when Btate executives and legislatures East, Xortli and "West, arc moving strenuous! and with alarm to conserve what forest cover the ruthless ax of man, and fires bare- left to them, and when it begins to dawn upon the people that they must pro tect their stream heads and watersheds If they would have water, that there should be such willingness among national legislators to continue the old and savage IHlicy of heedless deforestation. The movement against the thirteen new reservations is robbed or what excuse it otherwise might hae, since it is not pro mised to close tho included forest area to development. That, we understand, Is to be provided for upon a scale of liberality, only halting within the line of ultimate extinction. The protection of the headwaters of strearus.and or watersheds pirtioularlv in regions of minimum rain rail, is "vastly of more importance to a region and Its people than the interests of a -Inglcindusti, even if locall It be an important one. The Coopur Union Meeting. It was neither nice 1101 wise for Mr. Wauhopc Lynn, one of the civil justices of Xevv Yoikclcy. to endeavor to capture the Coopei Union mass meeting culled for the puipobe of indorsing the Eutbh arbitration treat, and turn it the Other way. Mr. Fetn Low, who presided, at the meeting, veiy pioperly siid that it had convened foi the single puipose of Indors ing the nibitialion treaty, and that op ponents of the high puipose in view bad not been expected to take part in the pi a ceedings He iImi said that it was quite competent for citizens disupproing of tuts tieaty to hold meetings of theli own. In all of these leinarksj Mr. Low- was em inently correct, and we cannot consider the action of the dissidents present as an thlng better than an exhibition of eiy bad taste. Having said that much, we are unable to escape the conviction that the episode discloses a conaltlon of public opinion on the Question of the arbitration treaty that has not appealed veiv prominently before. Proliabl this is because interest in the mattei has taken some tuneto perco late to the level of the American masses AMiethei the citizens who suproited the denunciations of Judge Xijnu weie at the gatheiing b imitation 01 not, son e newspaper accounts .seem to indicate that their numbei was as great as that of their p 1 o- a 1 nitration a 11 tugotu&ts "We have lieaid vei widely and per slstentl from the friends 01 the proposi tion, who, indeed, have seemed hvstencally anxious to have it lushed- Ihiough before an opposing opinion could be foimulated and organized Xow that the first shot from the other sttie has been fired, the wisdom of holding it up foi verv de lllerate anil sis and discussion docs not seem to be weakened It is a grave mat ter. The treaty would be h good thing for Great 13ntain, ..nd possibl v ni.ght nrov e so foi us, aftei rather heioic amendmeut and excision, but it should not be ratified too hastily or carelessly , British interest iu the premies is il lustrated in remarks of the Loudon Sat urday Review, -which obseivesth.it disap pointment o-cr the defeat or the treaty would be keener in Eugldiid than here, because, "for one thing, our need is im measurably greater than theirs " Then the journal refeired to continues to dis cuss the great advantage that would ac crue to Great llrltain if all danger of menace or interference in her plans f 10m this direction could be avtited for the next five years "When we reflect upon such expressions in a leading English piper, and read its further opinion that the desire or the Semte to Insert amendments declaratory of our dctermlintion to abide bv the Monroe doctrine and to contiol the X:cai augu.i Canil, would 1 educe the tieatj to "a ridiculous abstraction"' and destroy its value, again we are glad that tho subject Is still open to investigation Tho Trust Ih-Mie. It appears that lr. Dai id B Hilllatel a Senator rroin Xew York, who Is about tode part Tor his home, expresses the v cry lev el headed opinion that the growth of tiusts will be a leading, perhaps a determining, factor in the next Congressional elections. It is reported also that if the Republicans should pursue their old familiar course w ith regard tothece co nblnationsof capital, Mr Hill would not disturb his mind at all by seeking any other issuein thc?tatcof Xew York Wo have called this a level-headed opinion because we believe that thousands of Republicans left their party in the last national contest not simply because they were bimctalhsts, but because the felt deeply, perhaps without knowing exactly the reason why, that the monopolists were gaining too firm a grip upon all the processes of pioduction In thlscouutr, and especially that their own part, whatever the sentiments of the rank and file of it might be, was entlrcl dominated bv tho Morgans, the Rockefellers and the Car negies Thus, though they might not have been prepared under other circumstances to vote for the independent free coinage can didate, they nevertheless did It gladlv be cause he represented, quite suitably enough for them, this same Jealous and 1 etf ul antl inonopoly idea We call it Jealous aud fret ful advisedly, for we believe that the tremendous poll w hlch was recorded in Mr. Boan't, fa-. or last Xov ember, represented not mercl the great strength of the dem ocratic party and the vigorous young Re publican States of the West, but a wide spread, distrustful feeling that the Chicago ticket was the ticket of the masses, while the St Louis ticket was the ticket of the classes As that was a contest of money against men, sr. the fight must be renewed in evitably along these hues Ihe issue must again be men against money, iu those circuint im es it is ab certain as the sun rise that men will win What a thing it is arter all to have a gentleman m the White Bouse The Congressional practice of indorsing half a dozen men for the same office and leaving the President to stand the ire of the disappointed, has expenenceda salutary check. Ifthe delegations cannotagree upon the State patriots to bo rewarded, Mr. McKinley does not think he can, either. It Is evidently going to be useless, as has ahead been predicted with confi dence in these columns, for the Repub lican Senators to try to seat the appointed Senators from Oregon and Kentuck . The precedents are all against it, and cv en if the Republican leaders were not afraid to override precedent, as the might not be under other circumstances, they have not the votes with which to succeed Mr Hanna has already laid his plans, how ever, b which the governors of Oregon and Kentucky are expected to call special sessions of the State legislatures, and these, it is believed, will elect Repub lican Senators, who will vote with the Administration people for the much-vaunted new tariff bill. It cannot be certain, of course, tint the IiepuU'aMis will thou be able to poll an actual mnjoiitj of the Senate, but the look for enough support from sliver Republicans to pi.l theii tariff measure through. Such is the desire of New l'oi k ouths to witness the noble exhibition at Carson, that a lad fifteen ears old is under airest for breaking Into a ticket office m the hope of suppling himself with transposition to aui from the fight The masing of a great railway jeorgauizer or trast magnate is in that nice boy. Chairman Dingley and In- coufieres are excogitating schemes to prevent Importers from beating the tatif f by loading up w Ith foreign commodities in advance. It is pos sible that a joint resolution ma be at tempted relmposing the duties of 1800 on wool and woolen goods, aud perhaps a few other leading articles at once All that can be said about the Gracco Turkish situation, in a geneial way, is that the powers do not seem to be In com plete agreement concerning the extent or kind of coercion to be applied 1 he mlll tar situation on the peninsula 1 cumins the h.ime, with the hostile forces facing each other. War preptu ations continue. An interesting piece of news comes to us from Western Pennsvlvania It is well Luown that the two chief Losses or Alleghany count are anti Quav men, Ma gee and riinn by name llie will be expected b the'r followers to make many recommendations foi appointment to of fice under the Federal Adn inistiation.and doubtless the will make them, but it is announced with great confident (and tlilf. Is wti the iievs is iuti'ie-tlng that Sen atorsQunj and Penioe will 1 avetl epnvi lege tl.em'elvcs of pass ng upon these rec ommendations That is, we notcnl have the additional assurance that Mi Mc Kiiilej intends to recogmi-e the act recited part atithoiitiss of the Stat , but he is alro arepaicd to have it announced that he doesn't cue w ho knov s It Ihe XciV York Mail and Kxpicss con gratulates itself and the counti upon the adoption b Japan 01 the single gold stand ard, as a celebration of the "lite silver upset in America last fall "'The Mull and Express is con ect. as uua!. Jap in hat not adopted the gold stand lrd, and is not likely to It seems like prett risky business some times to appl for office One's recoid is likl to be examined so closel Here is the Assistant hecretar ship of the Navy, for example, for which it is said Mr Roosevelt is far too pugnacious Tvo of the candidates who were formerlj in the. naval service are sho.vn bv the n cords of the Department to have been court mnitialed, uial one was sente iced to dis missal from the sr ice Yet another w as suspended from diit for seventeen months for non-pa meut of his debts Yet thete last three are making u ver stiong race for the position, as If the expected that the had some chance . We suggested the other dav that if the various of ficessekera in town weie watched c1om.1v, It could be learned almost infallibl whether the had promises in theii pickets or not We made a special point of the case of Mr Gowdv.of Indiana, who.ouac count of his inquiries with leferencc to the bhanis Elizas and other points of interest in gaj Paris, was considered certain of one of tin best of the consul generalships Mr Gowdv is now maiiifestingothei smptoms from which one is able to make the same diagnosis He is trUng to get places for some of his friends Here is a new sug gestlon, therefore, an even better one than we propounded the other day If oui read er see a stranger trUng to assist his frleuds to office it may be assumed that he has a dead sure thing himself PKLSIDKXT KKUGEH'a HOPE. Expects to Seo a Union of tho "Whole of Afrlcu. London, March 12 A dispatch from B'oemrontein, the capital of the Orange Tree State, savs that President Kruger is Msiting tlmt place, with a -view to the ar rangement or a closer union with the Trans vaal At a luncheon, at which he was entertained, the Boer president, repl ing to a toast ! President Stein, said he wus not there to controvert the queen's rights Time, he said, w ould show that he hadalwavs defended hei majesty, and he had told the people to respect her He expressed hope that the two republics would form indissoluble ties, but he ffever entertalred anv idea of the Tree State be ing absoi bed bv the Transvaal The Boei president snld he w as aware that he must abide bv the London convention; but the queen was a troublesome woman, and It was, consequentlv , necessary to deal with the question of uniou "very cautiously. He concluded I) a pressing hope that some day lie would bee "a union of the whole of Africa . 1HOX TRADE IMPROVED. An Order for Fifty-ulue Thousiuud Tons of Steel Hnllb. Xew York, March 12 The Engineering and Mining Journal v ill reioit tonionow that improvement In tho Iron trade is mamrest, and the activity in the steel rail trade coems to be gradually extending to other departments There U .m increased movcnientin foundiy iron mid more inquir for structural and bridge material, fcv eial large contracts for the latter being on the maikots The only hea order foi steel rails reported for this week is for CO ,000 tons foi the Atchison, divided between the Illinois Steel and Car negie companies at about $18, Chicago de livery. ITIshet men In Peril. Bay City, Mich , March 12. The Ice on Saginaw Bay broke up suddenly this morn ing, carrying eight or ten fishermen out into the lake with it. The wind is blow ing a gale, a little south of west, and it w ill carry theice toward Fish Point, w heie the men ma escape to 6hi5re. "Whaler Had a Rough Voyage. St John's, X P., March 12 The overdue Dundee whaler Esquimaux ai rived here to day. She was for tw eh c days froen in an ice floe The thermometer registered 40 below zero. A series of hurricanes was raging, aud ncarlv all the ciew were frost bitten. A11 Appieciative Reader. To the Editor of The Times I desire to congratulate The Times. The morning edition is a handsome, well filled sheet. It contains more well-worth-our-whilo reading matter to the column than any other paper iu Washington. Surely, no one will read It once and be long without it Ljng live The Times! S. IX THE i:rEflEST OF SCIEXCE. Expedition Being Pitted Out for n Six Years Trip. Xew Yoik, Maich 12. Mr. Morris K. Jcsup, president of the American Museum or Xatural Hl3toiy, Is fitting out one of the most leuiaikablu expeditions in the ljlrtory or scientific research. It is for the purpose of securing specimens and informa tion oi an a nth lopo logical chaiacler. 1'iof r W Putnam, who was iu charge or the anthiopologlcftl division at the World's Pair, will be at the head of the expedition, with Di, Pianz Boas as as sistant. Mr Jcsup will defray the entire expense of the expedition, which is esti mated at $G 0,000. Uhc Xorth western coast will be visited fust, to the hoi th of British Columbia, aftei which the expedition will proceed along the Al,fskabeaboaid, cross Periug Sea to Asia, work down the Siberian and Chinese coasts, to the Indian Ocean, and proceed to Egypt It is expected that the time occupied will be not loss.than six ears, and that It will rcsultjin most aluable contribu tions to science. t , J ; MAINTAINS jHlilt LXXOUKXCE. 1 Josephine Ilrais: Slay He Released nnd Sent to Tier Father. Chicago, March' 12 A new reaturc iu connection with tiic attempted murder of Mrs Catherine E Bragg presented itself todav, in the disappearance of $10,000 worth of diamonds, supposed to have been concealed 111 thirilat, at No 211 Thirt first street, wheie the mysterious shoot ing occuired Josephine Rosso Bragg is the legitimate daughter of Ernest .1. Parker, of Lvnn, Mass , She w as legall adopted by Mr and Mir Bragg when she was but three months old Mrs Brair, it is said, has iequested that the fith-r be notiried and lequested to again take chajfge of his child, w horn he has not been it. tixteen vears According to thib it is expected that Mis Bragg will ask foi the release or Josephine bv the police Josephine 'still maintains her innocence She does not know that she hub a parent living In L)tin, Mass . but will probably be appribed or the fact todav. MOTHER McKIXEKT AT CAXTOX. Was Glad to Get ftuelc to tho Old Home. Canton, Ohio, March 12 The mothoi of Piciident Mclvlnley arrived home toll, folic said she was in good health and had enjoved the trip to Washington and the gorgeous a ndimposingliiauguuil ceremony Mothci MdCI'ilev was accompanied 1 v lit 1 dauglitei, Helen, and bv Capt H O 2. lleistand, United Stales Army. "l Iws been detailed as'mihtarv aid to the "rts Ident Mis McKInlev was Unven to her leshJc'ice in Cast Tuscai a was- street, nd said she was glad to get back to the old home again Capt lleistand win ship some "f the pciMiniil irrects of the President to Wash m,ton and store the rMt of his gouds A tenant will take posAe'siou of the P res dent's lioiuu on April 1 HON. . P. BLAND COMING. "Will Talto UK beat in Coiigtess Monday. Lebanon, Mo, March 12 -Hon. R. P. Bland left hero this morning for Wash ington lie will rji Ju his seat when Con gress meets Monda. Mr Bland is still suffering fiom an utiacv of grip, and his he 1KI1 uad much to di with the refusal of the Democratic caucus nomination for Speaker of tjie nest Houso of Repre sentatives JACKisON mcvt hang march 20. "Walling, However, Has a Longer T.eu"3e of Eife. Cmcuuiuti, O., March 12 A special from rrankfort, Ky., sas Alonzo Walling will not hang on March 20. Gov 'BradlC has either granted a reprieve or committed his sentence. Ihis cornea fiom a reliable authorit. The governor declined to mterfere in Jackson's case. ILLICIT STILLS IN NEW TORK. Revenue Oft'lceis Made a Raid aud Captmed Two. Xevv York, March 12 United States Internal revenue officers of the third dis till t this afternoou raided an illicit atill in the basement of the tenement, at Xo. 00 Pill street. They arrested a man ii.ii.od Friedland, who is alleged to be one or the parties operating the htill 'ihe oMccvs found two complete stills in operation, and kettles and coolers; be sides fifteen barrels of sour mash in pro cess or fermentation. RECEIVED LAST SACRAMENTS. Rev. Mr. Schvvenninger Is Seriously 111 at Baltimore. - Baltimore, March 12 The Rev Anthon P Schwennigci , of Xew York, lector ot the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mti r, of that city, is at the Convent of the Sisters or Notre Dame, Aiquith btieet, this city, suffering with heart dis ease His condition Iseonsideredprecarious, and he has reeived the last saciaments of tho chinch He is slxtv ears of age, and has beena rectorui Xew Yorkfor ewent ears Voted to Admit "Women. Annapolis, Md , March 12 The third d.iy's session of the Washington conference was held today, Bishop Xewman presid ing A committee, headed b Rev J L Thomas, was appointed tovi4t MtKinIey 011 Tuesday. The appointments will be an nounced on Monday. A vote of the con ference on the admission of women as delegates to the general conference re sulted. For, 107; against, 9. Equal Iuy with ministerial representation: For, 3; against, 114. NO GOLD CLAUSE. Nebraska House Against Its Inser tion in Coutiacts aud Mortgages. Lincoln, Xeb , March 12 Wooster's bill, denning what shall be a legal tender in Xebraska, was passed by the house today without the emergenc clause The object of the bill is to prevent the insertion of the gold clause in contracts, notes or mort gages Mountaineering in Svvitzeiland. Mess Annie S. Peck, A M , of Providence, R I., lectured under the auspices or the National Geographic Society at Congrega tional Church last night. The large au dience repicsented Washington's most cul tured set, and that it appreciated the artistic and literary value of the recitai was evidenced by frequent rounds ot ap plause 'Mountaineering in the Trol and Switzerland, Including au ascent of the MatteTliorn," embodied a memory of the speaker's own perilous journey up the heights of the- earth's most inaccessible peak. The story was told with forceful simplicity and illustrated with realistic views of avalanches, crevasses, chalets, guides aud snow-capped mountains that gave the reminiscence au atmospheric charm 2CJEW CONGRESSMEN ARRIVE. A Largo Number to Be Seen Around Hotel Lobbies. The throngs of the new Congressmen and their friends are added to the other large throngs of ofriceseekersin the hotel lobbies this week. Next week, and for some time to come, there will be the lobbists and others with business with the Congress men, as a third class During the last two das the principal arnvals have been the iuivv Congressmen. These gentlemen get the chance to par ticipate in tho making ot laws earlier in their terms than is general, and it is paid that it is a great pleasure for them to come to Washington so soon after their elcc'ion. It is predicted also -that they Will all be here, the bundled and fifty of them, at the opening or the bession next Mond ly Of this hundred and fifty new Congiessmcn a hundred and foity, at least, have never been in Washington as law makers berore, aud will now have their first experience. Hair ahundied of them arealread 011 the scene lliev weie to be seen about the lobbies last night, talking w Uh each other nud with the visitors, who aheudy begin to bhow theinselv es At Wlllard'h Hotel, among others, were John H. Vehslage, a Tamuiany Congress man, Morgan B. Williams, of ilkebbarre, Vd., and J. C. Sturtevant. Mr. Williams and Mr Sluitevant are Republicans, the latter hailing from Conneautvdle, Pa. At the Wellington Congressman E. E. Settle, of Georgetown, K ,had reglsteied Mi. Settle is a I emocrat. He take the place of William Claiborne Owens At the Riggb House are Mr 'I bourns n. Bull, of Huntbville. Tux., aim Mr W. D. foulllvau, of Mississippi. Both or these gen tlemen are Democrats At the Xormandlc are Mr. T. W. Simms, of Linden, Tenn , who succeeds McCall; Mr. J- A. Norton, of Ohio; Senator R. L Raw llns, of Salt Lake City, Utah, aud Sen ator TinneY, of Seattle, Wash , who suc ceeds Squire. At the Cochran is Mr. W. Or Shattuck, of MaJisonville, Ohio At the Arlington Hotel the new Congiess mcn have not etput iu an appcaramc, but Mr Hanua is still there and so is Mr. loraker, and these tivo gentlemen orthom scIvcm are enough to make anv hotel llvel. In an hair lour duiing an con ing there will be a dozen callers to see Senator Hanna, and eight or ten equally as anxious to see Senator Foraker Mr. Robert P. Porter Is registered at the Shorehain He arrived in Washington last night. It is stated that Mr. 1'orter does not come seeking an office; that he would not take the Census Bureau if it were offeied hlni; that he might have a much belter position if he wished, aud that there Is I'othlug which will tempt him. Mi Porter is in town with his railroad busines-s this time He is ver much iu teiesled in a ro.id of his which will be built from Guatemala through the South ern part of Mexico, 300 or 100 miles to the PacHlc coast. VISITED THE PREMDENT. "Wariiei Millei and J. Sloat I'asett Meet in the White Hoit-e. It was almost 0 o'clock esterda morn ing before the President and his famlly breakfasted, but by that time the upper halls or the White House were ciowded with vMtors to sec the Piesident in per son Senators Mason and Cullom of Illi nois were au ong the riibt arnvals upon the secue The rtxt to follow were ex Penators Warner Miller or Xew Yoik and Henry W Blair of Xew Hampshire. When Mr. Miller presented hinistir ves terdav in the President's room, he en countered one of his hated rivals, J. Slout Fassett. Mr. Miller biniled slight!. Col. l'assett did likewise There was no cordial grt cling, no w arm clasping of hands Mr Miller has no reason to like Fas sett; Mr. Fassett despises Mr. Miller. Mr Fassett was a candidate for gov ernor in '91. He, like Mr. Miller, fell "out side the breatworks" Roswell P. Flower was the Democratic victor. Mr Fassett in a way retired from public life Ue had a falling out with Mr. Piatt. The latter refused to be recognised bv him until after the usual term of probation. That has elapsed. Mr. Fassett w ants bomethlng Senator Piatt does not ob ject The result will be tlmt Mr. Fassett will have a good office. Mr. Milhollaud, head editor of the Tribune, who was ihe original McKinley nuiu la New York, also wants something good Mr. Piatt does not like Mr. Milhollaud. Mr. Milhollaud w ill not be appointed without Mr. Piatt's consent. Mr. Piatt will not consent, Mr. Milhollond will get left. Senator Piatt holds the key to the situation. He is he the "easy boss" His friends will be placed on deck. TWO SPEEDY 'WARSHIPS. Grent Records Made by the Nevv Xorh and Sun FraneM'scn. Gratlfvmg reports le been received at the Navy Department of the speed of two ot the finest flagships or the Navy, under ordinary service conditions the Xew York, of the home station, and the San Fran cisco, of the European squadron. The San rrnnclsco, niter her recent (locking aud cleaning at Genoa, accord ing to a leport transmitted bv Admiral Sejfridge, had a run la the Mediterranean maintaining a speed slightly in excess of eighteen kuots for the unusuall long period of ten lioura, the record speed of the vessel for a four-hour burst having been nineteen and one-half knSts, this with picked coal and ciew and extreme forced draft The perfonnance of the San Trancisco In covering over ISO knots in ten hours under service conditions, with only a slight ah pressure, Is most gratifjmg to Engineei in Chief Melville, as is the re- port from Capt. Schley, of the Xevv York," which recited that the New York, on her recent 0age from Hampton Roads to New York, kept up an elghteeu-knot gait for four hours, between knoAvn points of the Jersey coast Thib wus accomplished whollv under natmal draft and with a 'foul hull, as shown bythe number of levo lutions of the propehis aud the fact that the -vessel had been so long out of dock Capt. Schlev was very proud of the .run, and expresses conviction that the New York can make twenty-one knots over long distances whenever haste is required. Laving on a Sulary. When men and women who have stated salaries how 1 about hard times and put the shopkeepeis off with the plea that money is scarce, these persons arc living too fast The onl war to live happily Is to size up one's means, and live within them. Going in debt for things that can be gotten along without; Uing to make a $2,000 salary do the work of $5,000, Is what ruins tempers, biings giay hairs about the temples, fills suicides' graves, and breaks up homes The tendency of the time is to inflation; happiness lies in the other direction, and the women or the home can hav e a wholesome inriuence in the right direction If the but exert them selves. Manv a man is started on the unsafe path by the demands of a selfish wife for more tban he can honesI rurnish her In the way or house and personal adornment. No man will go -ver rar wrong w hose wife exerts the right inriuence over htm Phila delphia Press. COST OF rLLUrMiNATEMG GAS. Interesting Contribution on the Sub ject From Consul Taney. Consul J. B. Taney, the United States rep resentative lit Belfast, has made a report to the State Department upon the subject of, illuminatiug gas in that city, which is of local interest Mr. Taney notes that a reduction has been made hi the price of illuminating gas to consjmers from 6G cent:, per 1,000 feet to 00 cents. Mr. Taney sas"the present discussion in some of the cities in the United 8tates of the cost of illuminating gas has sug gested that it -vv ould be ot interest to learn that the city com cil, which controls the gas works of BeKast, lioa reduced the price to consumers," beginning with the current quarter. Ihis charge, he says, is subject to dis counts or rrom 5 per cent to 20 per cent, according to the consumption above 50,000 cublo feet. Ihere was a net revenue derived when gas cost 00 cents per 1,000 foet, and that revenue was disposed of In the erection of new works, investments in meters, contributions to the public library, parks and other beneractlona. The cost or the manufacture, Mr. Taney sa8, has been "very much reduced since the use or cnnuel coal was displaced by the in troduction or carburetted water gas, whichj is nearly one-third or the output of coal gas 'Ihe latter yields sixteen candle power, while tho combination reaches eigh teen caudle power. BIIN'lON McMTLLIN HONORED. 3iarte Chairman of the Executive Committee ot Democratic Clubs. Hon. Benton P. McMillln, of Tennessee, lias been appointed chairman of the execu tlv e committee of the Association ot Demo cratic Clubs The other members or the committee will beannouueed very shortly. The former chairman was Don William L. Wilson, but ow ing to his position In the last campaign he did not act, and Mr. McMillin was named as chairman, render ing excellent bervlce as such. Several other members or the committee railed te give their support to the Demo cratic candidates and platform, so Presi dent Black has declared it his intention tlmt no one w 111 be upon the committee ia the future but those who will nlvva8 loalIy support the Democratic platform and candidates Most of tin arrangements for the coming celebration or Jefferson's birthda will devolve upon the chairman of the executive committee, which is the principal cause for announcing the ap pointment of Mr McMillln at this nine. T'ic principal reature of the annlersarv will buthedinneruttheMetropolitan Hotel, on Tuesday, April 13 next, which will be u subscription affair, as was the first an rilversai diuuer, iu 1830. 11UUTA3. OF AnOILVLY JOIINbOX. The Finiernl Services "Were Held, nt Oak Hill Chapel. The funeral services of the late John J. Johnson, the welt-know a member of the District b ir, were held es'erday afternoon at 1 o'clock at Oak Hill Chapel Kev A K Stuart, pastor of UirlsiChurch, Georgetown, officiated. There were many beautirul floral offering-', one of them be ing a handsome broken column from the nieces of the deceased The pallbeareib were C. C Willard, Will iam B Todd, Dr W.S.McXalry.Hon.Lenion G.liine,V J. Miller, R.J Meigs, J.H Gor don and S L Phillips. Interment was at Oak Hilt Cemetery. At a special meeting c.uled for the pur pose e-ttrday at 1- .K p hi , the District Bar Asocialion met and adopted the fol lowing res ilutions '"Ihe death or John J Johnson brings to the members or the Bar Association of the District of Columbia a sense of per sonal as w ell as of professional losa One of the few sjrvivors of the bar of the old circuit court, hi? life waa a conuecUng link between the traditions of a past and the events of our own generation His professional attainments were sucli as to attract attention and to demand respect. But admirable as ihtse were, we find to day a keener sense of loss when we realize that las abundant Smpathy,hi! never (ail ing kindness, his ever-ready helpfulness to the ounger men of the bar arc now only tender recollections " How sacred they make his memory we desire to testify by these Inst words of affection, esteem and regret. "Therefore we request that the United States Attorney for this district present ,hese proceedings to the court of appeals and the supreme court of this mstftct, and ask that they be recorded in their minutes. "That we attend the funeral of our de ceased brother in a body. "That a copy of these resolutions be sent to his family." The resolutions w ere prepared by a com mittee, consisting or B. Ross Perry, Na thaniel Wilson, William F. Mattingly, Joseph Barnard, William J. Miller, and J. H. Gordon. Wills. Filed for Probate. The -vv ill of the late "Ellen E. Cutts was filed for probate esterduy. It names her daughter, Adile Cutts, sole beneficiary and executrix of the estnte The paper bears date of August 2 4, 1S96. B the late Hugh McCifrrey's will, filed for probate jestcrdiy, John E. llerrcll and Patrick Mahoney are made executors. Mary A. Quigley, a daughter, is given houses Vo 301 Eleventh street southeast, Nos 1 3 and 15 Sixth s'reet southeast, and the money he left in bank at his death. James B McCaffrey, a son. Is given house No G02 East Capitol street. William II. McCaffrey, a son. Is given the adjoining house, Xo GO 1 East Capitol street, while the house at Xo 1 123 Corcoran street, is left to Lizzie Manogue, a daughter. Francis T. McCaffrey, a son, gets the house atN'o 519 East Capitol street. Frank Foley, a grandson, Is left house Xo. 121 Eleventh street southeast Whaler. Gage Expects. "They sa that people die in this ef lice," said Mr. Gage the other day. "They sav that the work and responsibilities here killed PanielMannlngandJudgeFolger.anet I shall take warning by their example. I propose to run this Department on busK ness principles I do not Intend to do alL the woTk mseir. I want competent and faithful assistants, and shall hold tl.em re sponsible for their several departments I do not expect to do more than direct the policy and exercise a general oversight over affairs If anybod has pot to die here dm lag this administration wc will kill ofr the AssistantSecretaries." Chicago Record. Try, Try Again. Tor hiccoughs, a small piece or ice. Or, a 1 ump of sugar wet with -v Ipegar- For the beginning of a relon, wrapping cotton around the finger, wet in camphor gum dissolved In alcohol. For a burn, wetting cloths In one small teaspoonful of soda intone pint of equ U parts of hot water and milk. For lime in the eve, a weak solution ot vinegar followed by olive oil dropped in Tor choking, raising the right arm high. To stop bleeding, salt and flour, half and half. Tor an abscess, a linseed poultice. For torpid liver, eating a lemon before breakfast for a weak. Or drinking the juice of half a lemon in a cup of hot water before breakfast. For insomnia, rubbing the flesh at night briskly with a flesh brush. For scalds or burns, baking soda Philadelphia Record LOTHROP, lOtli, utli and F Sts. N. W. AU that is good, all that is new, tasteful and wortbful in Boys,' Girls' and Infants' Outfit tings, can be found here at all times and at absolutely the low est prices for dependable quali ties. We plan and buy for these weekly occasions in such a way that we can make prices to suit the most economical. This week's report should interest all parents. Boys' ' New Clothing. Much of the new spring stocn is in, and just now, at the begin ning of the season, because ol very favorable conditions, we are offering some exceptionally good values, as follows: Boys' Ali-Wool Combination Suits, made or "various serviceable cloths in checks aud other pretty patterns- 5iz A to a arc Eeefe-r style. Larger aizea u$ to 16 are the regulation style. $2.50 for the Suit and Extra Trousers. Boys' AHWool Combination Suits, very rine quality; stylish plaid, neat checks and plain blue clotha; broad lapeli on collar; sewed throughout with silk; seams wen tiped. Sizes 4 to 10. $5.00 for the Suit and Extra Trousers. Little Boys' Sailor Suits. strictly all-wool and fine quality; gray, nrown and navj blue cloths; every autS rii nly and tastefully braided. $2.95 for Suit Sixes 3 to 10. Two special values in Boys' Trousers. All-Wool Trousers, or rine, bcoteh Cheviots, wll made, per fect ruling- Sizes 3 to 15. 59c "Value $1.00. Of blue and black Homespun, very service able goods, well made. Sizes 3 to 15. 69C Value $1.00. New Percale Blouses, in neat checks and stripes; also navy bluea ana whites; rull shape; wide sailor collar, blzes 3 to a. 50c each. "Mother's Friend" Waists. unlaundered percale; for boys rough wear, ihe strongest Waist made; patent waist band. Bizes i to 14. 50c each. Special Lot of Golf and Yachting Caps. In a host or pretty Scotch checks and mixtures all choice colors. 25C each, fr all sizes. 3d floor. Girls' New Clothing. We are now showing- the new spriugf goods, garments of a high character handsome, bright aud most desirable styles and call attention to the following special values: Ulris new Rcerer Suits of navy blue serge; braided jacket and full skirt. Sizes 15 to 11. S5.75 and 86.75 each. Girls new Navy Blue Cloth Reerers, empire back, braid trunmed. Sizes 4 to l"i. SL5 each. Misses" Jiew Serge Eton and Blazer Suits, tailor-made and perrect fitting, lined skirt. Sizes 14, 1G, 18 and 30 apecial value. SI0.00 each. Girls new lire-en and Brown Mixed Clotn Keerer Jackets, plaited back and front braid trimmed, blzes 4 to 12. 3295 each. Children's Fine Lawn Wash Suits, neal an t attrae'lve design1? on white grounds, farces G to 14. SI. 88 each. iA floor. 200 Dozen Children's Fine Ribbed Cotton Hose, fure Egyptian yarn double heel, toes ami krees, sizes o 1-2 to 9 1-2. Special value. !2c pair. 1st floor. Woodward & Loflirop. and THSS IS Children's Day teiS .