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THE' MOENINGr TIMES, SATURDAY, MARCH 13, JS97
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ,
MAINTAINS jHlilt LXXOUKXCE.
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
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
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
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
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
ILLICIT STILLS IN NEW TORK.
Revenue Oft'lceis Made a Raid aud
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
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;
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
2CJEW CONGRESSMEN ARRIVE.
A Largo Number to Be Seen Around
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
values in Boys'
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.
unlaundered percale; for boys rough wear,
ihe strongest Waist made; patent waist
band. Bizes i to 14.
Special Lot of Golf and
In a host or pretty Scotch checks and
mixtures all choice colors.
25C each, fr all sizes.
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
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
Misses" Jiew Serge Eton and Blazer
Suits, tailor-made and perrect fitting,
lined skirt. Sizes 14, 1G, 18 and 30
Girls new lire-en and Brown Mixed Clotn
Keerer Jackets, plaited back and front
braid trimmed, blzes 4 to 12.
Children's Fine Lawn
neal an t attrae'lve design1? on white
grounds, farces G to 14.
SI. 88 each.
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
Woodward & Loflirop.