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It was originally to be presumed that
the Hon Marcus A. Banna would carry
OWo Ibis fall, and for anything the Demo
oxatb tbere have done or are doing, the
resumption Is likely to become a certainty.
"We are not certain that wc would have
It otherwit-e. Speaking from an American
and therefore non-partisan standpoint, if
may easily be said that Senator Uanna
ifc a political object lesson tbe country
needs for at least tbree years longer.
Old Glory in Hawaii.
If It should prove to be true that Min
ister Sewall has hoisted the Stars and
Stripes and proclaimed the protectorate of
tile United States In Hawaii, tbe news
vstH be received by all Americans with
unboHndedsatisf action Such action would
reWeve me suspense of the late situation,
avert furtfter danger of internal trouble
In tbe islands and constitute due and suf
ficient notice to tbe princes, potentates
and powers of Earth that this country
wiH not tolerate interference with Its pur
pose of annexation.
Tbe news is almost too good to bo
tree. If tree, it -wonld seem like evi
dence of tbe dawn of a new and more
honorable era in the foreign policy ol our
Government of a policy with American
manhood and backbone hi It. For years
something of the kind has been needed
In adopting a strong, vigorous and brave
foreign iKlicy, consonant with the Inter
ests, duties and dignity of the paramount
nation of the western hemisphere, Mr.
McKinley would have tbe hearty good
will and support of all true Americans,
and certainly of Tbe Times.
As to the Govin Hatchery.
One of our Havana dispatches yester
day announced that the material witness
to .the butchery of young Govin, the cor
respondent who was hacked In pieceswlth
machetes by the Spanish soldiers, had been
sentenced to life imprisonment at Ceuta,
presumably toget bun outof the way. Gen.
Eec has protested, of course, but it Is not
likely that protests will be of much avail.
"Weyler cannot well afford to let light fall
upon this or other atrocious murders of
American citizens, and it need not surprise
anyone if the witness in the case should
At a time when the President seems to
be on the point cf assuming a better and
more patriotic attitude In connection with
foreign affairs, we do not care further to
animadvert upon our past disgrace in Cuba.
On the other hand, we must venture to
express the hope that Mr. McKinlcy will
not much longer delay the liberation of our
citizens still confined in "Weyler's dun
geons; and we are afraid that this cannot
"be accompliijbwl without a show of naval
force in tbe harbor of Havana.
We fear delay, because the situation In
Cuba approaches a terrible crisis. .As re
peatedly we have urged upon our national
authorities, In the event that Gen. Gomez
ebould attack Havana in force, there are
the gravest reasons for believing that
"Wcyler would massacre everyprisoner.and
that, whether at Ids instance or otherwise,
the Spanish volunteers and jailbird guer
rillas would murder every American that
they could lay their bloody hands upon.
This Government should not be taking
uch chances.
Tbe Andrews Suppression.
"We have received a copy of the open
letter addressed to the corporation of
Brown Univertity by twenty-four members
of Its faculty, protesting against the move
ment against Prof. Andrews which, as
our readers are aware, has resulted In
that gentleman's resignation.
The signers of the letter assert that
Prof. Andrews, far from standing in the
way of the institution's financial interests,
positively has been its benefactor. The
Income of the university has doubled since
he became its president. For the year
ending April 15, 1889, the total receipts
amounted to only $G7,0G4, while for the
year ending April 15, 1897, they aggre
gated CI HO, 828- The faculty regard this
as an excellent showing, considering the
hard times of the past few years.
They observe with force and wisdom
tbattne financial view of the matter ought
to be entirely subordinate to other and
higher conceptions of the work of uni
versity education. "No one Inquires
whether Dr. Thomas Arnold increased the
endowment of Rugby. No one holds that
the Importance of Benjamin Jowett, as
master of Enlliol, Is to be measured by
the amount of money he collected for his
college,' etc "Can it, then, be contended
that Mr. Worldly "Wiseman, or Mr. Facing-both-ways,
if sufficiently skillful in get
ting money, would have been a better
president than Mr. Greatheait, who has
nnde the Institution, for the first time, a
university In something more than name?"
The letter objects to the proposition thjjt
the educational head of Brown University
necessarily stiould represent or reflect tun
I toll Ileal views of the corporation or the
community. If freedom, of thought on
questions of politics or economy be denied
to the educator, where would the line of
psychic suppression end? It is a good sign
that so many members of the faculty or
Brown have been brave enough to writs
and print what they have; because from
the corpotation point of view It may bo
said that In doing so, they quarrel With
their bread anil butter.
Talking: Down.
A bright woman once said that her hus
band's friends seemed to gauge her mind
by the frivolity of her dinner gown, and
confined their conversation to such mat
ters as they supposed were within her
fccope. Her husband was a famous states
man, and his guests Tveie men who had
the Inside track of current events, but
their Idea seemed to be that if they
talked or what really interested them in
her presence she would consider them
bores. On the contrary, she would much
have preferred that they talked com
pletely over her head and let her under
stand as much as she could than that
tbey should talk down to her as if she
were a bricht child.
There ip something in this, although the
wives of statesmen do not always have
tbi complaint to make, especially here in
Washington. The Idea that people men,
women or children must be talked down to
is still more prevalent than it Bhould be
Nine times out of ten the person talked
down to is waiting- Impatiently for the
teacher to arrive at a conclusion which the
pupil has readied long ago. It Is oc
castonilly said that one must use kinder
garten methods with the masses; but half
the methods of the kindergarten consist
in teaching children In the t-implest words
tilings which fifty years ago would have
been considered beyond comprehension.
Parables might be called a sort of kinder
garten method, but, after aU, a parable
is one of the highest forms of literature.
There are people who seem to think it
necessary to talk and t rite down when
they are dealing with the masses of the
people, as they phrase it. One thing which
fosters this delusion is that the one-dollar
man or woman buys a ten-cent book, be
cause that is the only thing pos-iblen such
an income; and if the ton-cent books are
trash, the one-dollar people will read trash
or nothing. Alao, if the ten-cent books are
on sale at every bookstore, and the dollar
book at only one or two special places,
there are those who do not have the time
to hunt for the best, and they take what
they can get.
A Hytnn and u Tone.
An interesting hymn has just come to
light in a collection of camp meeting
literature, and like other great poems, it'
is capable of other Interpretations besides
tbe one perhaps originally intended. It Is
well known that the Brownlug Clubs, by
dint of persistent and protracted study, ex
tracted meanings from "The Bed Cotton
Night Cap Country -and kindred epics,
which were never thought of by Browning,
and sometimes made bis hair stand on end.
So with this hymn. It fits, with a snug
ness which Is almost concluhivc proor
that that is what It was made for, the
Dingley tariff bin. Possibly it may some
day be Impounded as an attempt to teach
politics in unlawful places, but probably not.
Its political view seems to be that of the
powers j:hat be In the stock market. Three
lines of the chorus read thus:
It just suits me,
Jt just suits me,
It just suits me,
The hymn further recounts that this sal
vation which has arrived is of a sort whose
length, and.breadlh and height
.far exceed me grandest knowledge of the
seraphim of lightT
I can never, never rathom half its mystery.
But 1 know it is for sinners, and it Jubt
suns me 1
This is frankness; this is the true inward
ness of the situation. The Dingley bill does
suit sinners, it suits them to a T The
hymn clinches the matter by concluding:
Whale ver lot H e orders, may i t J ust su it me.
Now, of. course, it may be that this
hymn Is to be taken in some esoteric
sense, like the text ''Sin as it were with
a cart-rope," and other like texts; but
it looks on the surface, "very like an at
tempt to describe that long, wide, per
plexing, awe-msplring, trust-inviting, sln-ner-deUghting
Dingley bill. And If the
hymn is to be monopolized by the hymn
book in spitctof this, do we not find a
forcible lesson to tho effect that hymns
ought to sound like hymns, and not like
campaign songs or college ditties? It
is a melancholy fact that a good deal of
the so-called religious ruutsiu which is
sung nowadays can with difficulty be
distinguished from street melodies, ,and
that you have to listen Tather carefully
to the words even to discover whether
the singer is chanting "The Lone Fish
ball" or "Died for AIL" It is not neces
sary that people should go to the other
extreme and sing nothing but funeral
wails when they are In church. But
there ought to be real poetry and real
music in a hymn-book, and bad to Bay,
that Is the very last place, sometimes,
where It is possible to find either.
One of the queerest clubs ever formed in
this country existed for several years in
New Orleans It was called the Ec
centric Sports Club, and numbered among
its members some of the best known and
wealthiest, and also the toughest sports
in that old French town. The most
curious thing about it was that It origi
nated with a number of charitable Chris
tain ladies. They interviewed "Bud"
Bcnaud, an old gambler who was much
Interestedin cock-fighting, dog-fighting and
hop-toad races and asked him how it
would do to carryj on these contests in such
a way that the animals wouldn't be hurt.
The hop-toad races, for example, were due
to lighted matches applied to the hind legs
of the toads. The ladies suggested that
the toad be urged to hop with one leg
tied up with a silk band. ChlckenB might
fight piotected with muzzles over the head
and big balls of cotton battmg over the
spurs; and so on This idea rather tickled
the obi gambler, and he took it up and
put the proposition before the Poydras As
sociation, which hud a. toad hop on for
that very aticrnoon They tried it, and
the toads were such intensely funny
spectacles, tiying to hop with one leg
tied up. that the entertainment made a
hit, and the old timers got up tue Ec
ceutric Sports' Club. They had every
kind or "protected'' combat Theyhaddog
fights 1q which the dogs wore trousers, on
aU four legs and their moutlis strapped so
that they eouldu't bite; they had tourna
ments fought with stiff paper swords;
they had a prize fight in which the
fighters wore baseball catchers' masks
over their faces and huge bladders on their
bands. The club flourished like a
green bay tree, and the members had a
great deal of fun out of it. But cock
fighting and other such amusements are
not jet entirely extinct in Now Orleans.
Kumor is j et busy with the alleged inten
tion of Mr. McKinley to retire "Uncle
John" and to confer the portfolio of State
upon the brilliant and versatile Mr. White
law Held. 'From prudential motives it
may be pos-sible that the change will not
be effected untilaf ter the Ohio election, and
peihaps there aie reasons for thinking
tha. it might further be postponed with ad
vantage to the country say until about the
time when Mr. Held shall celebratehis own
diamond Jubilee as editor of the Tilbune.
Tbe announcement is made that Field
Marshal Lord Wolseley, commander-in-chief
of the British army, is seriously
111 and may not live. Some weeks ago it
was cabled to tnisjournalfrom London that
ho was hopelessly afflicted with cancer,
and it is probable that his end Is near.
Loid Wolseley divides with Lord Huberts
the honor of being about the most distin
guished British soldier of the past gen
eiatlon. Very ominous news comes from Thes
saly, where, near Trikhala, an engage
ment Is reported between 2,000 Turkish
troops and the armed inhabitants of the
vicinity, resulting in a rout of tbe Moslems.
The incident will have a dangerous ten
dency to complicate peace negotiations and
may furnish the Sultan with a new ex
cuse for refusing to evacuate the province.
The case of Capt. Merry, appointed min
ister to Central America, still seems to be
undecided. The Diet of tho Greater Re
public, acting under British influence,
wants to reject to strong and able a friend
of the Nlcaragunn Canal project. It Is
open to tills Government to ignore the so
called "Greater Republic" and to ac
credit the minister to Costa Rica or some
wheie else. It is beneath the dignity of
the United States to allow such a snub
as tills indlgestiblcdlet nasdaredtogive us.
Europe is on tbe qui vive in view of tho
tailing of a Turkish squadron of seven war
vessels troratbe Dardenalles with re-enforcements
for Crete. As the admirals of the
international naval force at Crete have
aunounred that they would not allow any
addition to the htrength of the Turkish'gar
rison it is expected that ttiere will be a col
lision. The game In Eastern Europe again
becomes interesting.
German Xewnpiiper Thinks It Time
for Us to Be Xlninbled.
Berlin, Aug. 4. Under the caption "Moro
Insolence from America," the Deutsche
Tnges Zeitung prints an article beginning.
"It is high "time that the high spirits
of tbe Yankees should be humbled. They
think there is nothing they ennnot permit
themselves to do when dealing with Ger
many.! It then quotes tho editorial ut
terances of New York newspapers to the
effect that the wholesale colonization of
Brazil by Germany should be met by similar
appeal to the Monr-te doctrine as In the
Venezuela case, a policy In which the
President would be amply supported by
American public opinion.
"Since when," as-ks the German news
paper, "have the Yankees established a
protectorate over Brazil7 Let President
McKinley launch as many ultimatums as
may suithlm,and the much-vauntedAmeri-can
publicopfnion behind him. What do we
care? We shall colonize what countries
we plearej. and If that does not please
the Yankees, why, let them come on.
We. will pjhsn them oft all right."
TexaH Popnllstx and Cattlemen Op
pose a Reclaiming Provision.
El Paso, Texas, Aug. 4. Tbe constitu
tional amendment making it possible to
reclaim millions of acres of deter t and arid
land in Texas by means of. Irrigation is
believed to have been defeated at the
election yesterday by the Populists and
cattle men.
Eastern rarmcrs in Texas and cattle men
do not want the lands in Western Texas
opened to settlement. Theso lands are
the most prolific; as many as four crops
of alfalfa ore harvested yearly, and the
finest of grain, cotton and fruits raised
with irrigation.
The vote in the city and county of El
Paso was light and was for the amend
The Foreign Fleet on the Lookout
for Tnrkisli Vessels.
Canea, Aug. -1. The admirals of tho
foreign fleets hpre held a meeting today
to discuss the statement that Turkay had
dispatched seven warships' to Crpte.
It is stated that they decided to oppose
the entrance of thn Turkish vessels into
Cretan waters by force, if npcessary.
European warships have bepn sent to Sitia,
Suda Bay, Castelll ,'llierapetra, andRntlmo,
all Cretan ports, presumably for the pur
pose of preventing the entrance of the
Turkish warships to those places.
Witness Disnppcnrs.
Chicago, Aug. 4. Charles Maederuone ot
the State's most important witnessps in
the Luetgert murdfir case, has escaped to
Germany. Maederwas Luetgert's engineer,
and was supposed to know moreaboutMrs.
Luetgert's tragic dlsappearanca than he
ever told.
Button Sewor Becomes Heiress.
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 4. Miss Elvle
Fernandez has fallen hpir to' a fortune of
$100,000 by the death of an aunt in
Sweden. She has been working in a tailor
ing repair shop sewing on buttons, and
j some weeks her earnings wereless thftnSS.
Complaint Is bilng made In various sec
tions ot the East, and particularly in New
York,, about the reduction of the force ot
immigrant inspectors. Recently a total
of about fifty o thest Inspectors and other
sjjecial agents of the Treasury have been
dihmlswL and those who have been let
out complain that it is because of their
politics. This is denied at the department,
where the staLcmeut was yesterday madi
that this is disproved by the fact that no
one has been appointed to fill any of the
vacanc'ija' thus caused. It is said that
these men are not needed and that the
department has been filled up with them
unnecessarily. The reduction of the force
hns resulted in a ta.vingot about $50 ,000
a, year, and several others aro booked for
difmlasal within the present month.
Commissioner jflermana, of the General
Land Office, has begun work on a new
map ot Alaska- It will show the topog
rahy of the country, the height o? the
mountains, the length ot the rivers and
give alt sorts -saf information- In addi
tion to this, thU map will contain, a tec
tlon of thu Pacific coast and thelnteryenlug
IMtirth territory; so that the student and
tlie Klondike rushers can form some sort
of an Idea of the extent of the country
and its accessibility from our ov.n terri
tory 011 tho co&su There will be a. big
demand for thisras for every other map on
this subject.
Eeprssentntlvb llovoner,. of We.sb Vir
ginia, yesterday received a letter from
Acting Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt
announcing that the gunboat Wheeling
would be ready to receive the silver .service
donated by the city after which she In
named on the 2d of next month. Mr Dove
nor ha informed the citizens committee of
.Wheeling, and tbe excursion to Mare Island,
where tv e gunboat Is, will bestartudou the
25th of this month. Two carloads of the
distinguished citizens of Wheeling and
other parts of the State will go to the
Paciriocoast to partlclpatem the presenta
tion of the silver plate. The Wheeling is
intended for service on the Pacific coast
in connection with the Bering Sea patrol.
Ex Congicssman Traccwell, ot Indiana,
vho was so barkward about taking public
office, reached Washington yesterday, and
will probably assume the duties ot the
olflce ot Complrollerof the Treasury today.
He la noted for being the only man in this
Administration who waited for an official
notification of his appointment before rush
ing to Washington to get ontlic payroll
Mr. Tracewcll is a fine lawyer, and his
friends say he will- make an excellent
The "leave to print" has kept the Record
going since Congress adjourned, and is
renpoiiGiWo for many speeches never de
livered One ot the moat prolific: speech
makers in the "leave to print" list is
Congressman Grosvenor, who has had al
ready printed Tour of these hpeeches on
the Dingley tariff bill, none of which was,
delivered m the House. The Ohio Con
gressman went home early this week, but
the Record of Tuesday has two of his
speeches, and It is ald he has several
more ready rot the printer. One of Gen
Grosvenor's speeches is a complete repro
duction of his speech as chairman of
the Ohio Republican convention in Toledo,
about a month ago The general believes
In printer's ink and the Record, and he
uses both freely.
Samuel M. Taylor, who was recently ap
pointed consul to Glasgow, Scotland, was
Seoretary of State in Ohio when McKinley
was governor, and baa long been one of
the President's tripled confidential ad
visers. A year ago last April ilr. Tay
lor was sent to Illinois to attend tbe Re
publican convention, and bis was theunseen
hand that'kept the McKinley men In line,
though none but Mr. Dawe knew him or
hie relaliocs to Major McKinley. He was
there pretending to be only a looker-011 In
Venice, but he was In close communication
with Mr. Honnn by wire, and through him
went the tirdtjra that kept the lleKiniey
men from from, breaking on the rock of
too many bosses- So quiet was Mr Taylor
t Springflrld that he waa not provided
with a ticket to tbci convention by tho
.McKinley men, though they had their full
plia.ru of tickets. The morning the conven
tion met, Mr. Taylor appeared at the door
ot the convention hall and aked for L. W..
By leaving hla watchas a guarantee that he
would return as soon as he found the
correspondent, he was. admitted.
The correspondent introduced him to Dr.
Jamieson, wh redeemed his watch, gavo
him tlie best seat on the stage, and then
introduced him to IheMcKiniey leaders In
tho convention, who were surprised to
learn that the -jhaimian of the committee
they had beenabosingas unfair in the dis
tribution of tickets to the McKinley men
had under his protection the confidential
agpnt of Mujor McKinley, sent tbeie to
watch the struggle- It demonstrated to
them that Major McKlnley's managers
were nearer to Senator Cullom's mana
gers than they were to forae of the self
constituted ''McKinley leaders." While
Mr. Taylor wa in Illinois to watch the
contest, he did no f 10m a place beside the
leader of the Collom men, whose ue&t he
was la the convention.
Mr. Taylor was the Administration's con
fidential adviser la theKpntucky Senatorial
contest, and succeeded in bringing harmony
out of th confusion there and the election
of Senator Deboe. Tho President in the be
ginning of his Administration gave Mr. Tay
lor bis chotco of consulates, and he cliobe
Glasgow, because his. father was born in
Scotland, and he had a desire to go to
that country od live in the same atmos
phere that inspired Scott and Bobby Burns,
hla favorite authors.
The Government Printing Office Is dis
charging printers on the ground that there
is no work for them to do, and that Con
gress has adjourned. It would seem, how
ever, that if some of these discharged men
were put to work in the departments ot
the Government Printing Office, some
material improvement might be found in
the work turned out, At the Senate end
or the Capitol yesterday men wereemployed
in the folding room wrapping and sending
documents that had Just come from the
printing office. Instead of these docu
ments being up to date, they were those
of the Fifty-second, with a few stray
copies of the documents of the Fifty-third
Congress. Members ot Congress have en
deavored tor years to have these publica
tions printed in the same year ot their issue,
but their efforts have thus farbeen in vain.
It would seem that if Xewer men were
discharged or more placed upon this class
ot work better results might be readied, and
Iprs ancient and out-of-date literature
perpetrated upou the public
Strilte in n Shoe Factory.
Rochester, N. Y., Aug. 4. About 1 00 out
ot a total of 150 lasters in the "Team
room" of Utz & Dunn's large shoe factory
did not go to work this morning. The men
demand an Increase in wagps. A confer
ence will be held chls evening between
the firm and strikers'.
Suicide In Lincoln Park.
Chfcago, Aug. 4. Mystery surrounds the
suicide of a well dresspd man, who sent a
bullet to his brain late last night in Lin
coln -park. Before'.killing himself ho pur
posely attracted the "attention of a large
Lost Money' 'in Vinegar.
Montreal, Augl 4:. Xefebr & Co., vine
gar makers, hive assigned. Liability,
200,000. Assets nb$ announced.
Their Lumber Exports Stopped l3y"
tho New Tariff.
Ottawa, Ontario, Aug. 4. The effect of
the dury on lumber-nt $2 per thousand
feet, which the United Stales Government
began to enforce last week, will bo to btop
the export of lumber from Canada to tbe
States andclosenumerous camps during the
The Otta.walower town hotclmcn usually
hire G.000 men for work In the shanties,
but this year the number will be reduced
to between GOO anT700. Thanh-incut mea
and the consequent board bills to keep
tuem uutu tney leave for the camps has
been a big source of revenue for thene
hotel men. who will feel the effects of the
duty as much as the lumbermen.
Meetings are being held in the various
lumber districts for the purpose of urging
the government to put in opeiatiou the
retaliatory measures pabhed at the last
session of parliament. It is said that a
soou as. the premier returns an export
duty will be deciaredou saw logs and pulp
Corn Crop Now in Better Condition
Thau Farmers Moped For.
Topeka. Kan., Aug. 4. Ralu fell In
Kansas ycsleiday, oxteiidlnggenerallyover
the western and central portions of the
State! beyond Great Bend and Newton,
doing gFeat benent to corn. The rain
varied from showers to heavy downpours.
Lacrosse, fifty miles west of Great Bend,
was the western limit of the sSorm. It Is
now hoped even at Great Bend, which was
badly scorched, that two-thirds of a crop
may besaved
The temperature at Newtown, to tho
south wct, stood at 100 at noon, while it
fell to 7.i m the afternoon, and there waa
plenty of rain- Former estimatevof acorn
crop totally destroyed In the more unfor
tunate portions- now give way to esti
mates of a quarter to three-quarters crop,
and conditions are generally better than
farmers dared believe.
Agrarian Organs Chuuor for Retali
atory Legislation.
Berlin, Aug. 4. The protectionists con
tinue clamoring frantically for retaliation
again.il the United States. The agrarian
organ, the Deutsche Tageweitung, strongly
advocates the total prohibition of American
corn, or at least the imposition of heavy
taxfs upon the leading Imports, even upon
The ICrcur Zeltung declares that only
tho theoretical free traders and a few
short-sighted and interested persons deny
the necessity for Germany's joining issues
with America in the tarirr war which the
United States hasdp.clared with such "pre
The Governor DenieH That He
"Wishes to Succeed Quay.
Harriturg, Pa., Aug. 4. Governor
Hastings w&s shown today the dispatches
in the morning papers to the effect that
be wat a candidate to succeed Senator
Quay. The Governor said: "I have no
notion of being a candidate for United
States Senator I have no plan beyond
my present office."
The pressof the State has been showering
him with favorable comments about his
wWdinjr the veto axe, and it was on the
assumption that lie was doing this for
noli' leal effect that the story that he
would be a candidate for United States
Senator was started.
Chicnjru Oetoonnrinn Who "Wns
Recently Rohbed of Much Money.
Chicago, Aug. 4 -Christopher Schrage,
the octogenarian miser, who, on March
24, 1S06, was robbed of $50,000 worth of
negotiable bonds, is dead, after four weeks
of practical abstinence from food, the
only ncuribhmentthe old man would take
having been beer.
Six. men entered Schrage's house, os
tensibly far the purpose ot renting rooms,
on the nl-ht ot March 24, 180G. They
led the old man upstairs and gagged him.
and on of them ransacked his safe whllu
the other guarded the miser.
"Sleepy UurUe," Joe Cordon, "Red Chris''
Stork, "Big Back" McLaln and others
were arrested In connection with the rob
bery and Burke and Gordon confessed to
having committed the crime. Burke was
freed tor turning State's evidence and
"Gordon way, sentenced to the penitentiary
for an indeterminate term.
Governor in Conflict With a Federal
Coart Judge.
Topeka, Kans., Aug. 4. It Is probable
that State rights will come up again lu
Kansas and that the Federal authorities
and the State of Kansas will clash.
Judge Williams, Federal Judge of Arkan
sas, at Manltou, Colo., last week issued a
sweeping injunction on Lehalf of tbe Mu
tual Lifelusurance Company of New Tork
against Insureance Commissioner Webb Mc
Nally restraining him from enforcing the
State laws on insurance and enjoining At
torney Gt-neral Boyle from bringing any
auit agaiuat the company.
Gor-Leedy is quoted as saying in regard
to the matter: "If Judge Williams or
any other Federal Judge seeks to restrain
thts State from enforcing its criminal laws
we will dispute his right to do so."
Cyclone-Llhe Disturbance Folio-wed
by Chilly- Weather.
Chicago, Aug. 4. An electric storm ot
great severity hrokeover the soutliern part
ot the city at an. early liour this morning.
It waa accompanied by a heavy wind,
followed by a drenching rain. Tlie air was
alive with electricity, and vivid flashes
ot lightning quickly followed eaclt other.
In Hyde Park the storm seemed the most
severe, and for a few minutes it was thought
a- cyclone waa brewing. Tbe thunder after
the btorm. broke was deafening, but no
terious damage was reported from any
ot thepolicestatlons In the territory vlsited.
It is cool enough this forenoon to make light
overcoats comfortable
Two louop; Women Drowned.
Holland, Mich Aug. 4. Miss Clara Hall,
aged eighteen, a daughter of Sherwood
Hall, a prominent carriage manufacturer
of Grand Snpidi.and Miss Ethel Herrlck,
aged eighteen, a daughter of George G.
nerrick, at Ottawa Beach, while bathing
yesterday, were washed oft a spring
board into fourteen feet of water and
Sulclde atPIaiDfield.
F!.lnfield,N. J., Aug.4. David W. Pond,
a prominent citizen, committed suicide this
morning by shooting himself in the head.
Mr. Pond had been despondentfor several
days,lt iasaid, owlngto financial troubles.
At one time he was very wealthy.
Tramps Killed by n Derailed Train.
Irving, N. Y., Aug. 4. An eastbound
freight train on the Nickel Plato, due at
Buffalo at 10:20 p. m., was derailed by
the breaking ot an axle, two miles east of
here this morning. Twenty cars were
ditched, and anunknowD-tramp was caught
under oncot them and so badly squeezed
that he died In- a few minutes.
"Mr. Cleveland made a dignified Presi
dent," said Mr. T. Lyon Heaiy, a well
known Philadelphia attorney at the Na
tional last evening, "and left office with
the respect of many who In politics, were
bitterly opposed to him. The oub thing for
which t blame him more than anything els
was hla political persecution of Samuel
J. Raudatl, one or the-ablest otour btatps
ruen, to whom Mr. Cleveland owed hla
nomination aa much as to any man. Be
cause Mr. Randall was a. protectionist Mr.
Cleveland accomplished his political fall.
He took all patronage from hln: as well as
from Mr. Sowden,also from Pennsylvania
going cut of his way to Yeto a bill for a
public building in the latter'a town. Mr
Cleveland not only knew no party, but h
knew no friends, when thy were opposed
to his pol'cy. He took himself and hi
policy spriously.
"This is alt right, in the abbtract, but
with life such as It la sucji conduct seems
too bloodless. Mr. Cleveland was de
pendent upon the people for support, but
he never soema to have considered that
he was In any way bound to please them.
This, I admit, may be a Tot ty view, and
even a patriotic one, but It was not tha
method ot Jefferson, Jackson or Lincoln."
"I taluk It very probable that the city ot
Cambridge, Jlasi.," taid Mr Edward E.
Mason, ot lhat city, at Wlllard'a last
night, '"will soon purchase a portion of
Elmwood for a public park in memory of
jumeh Rusxcll Lowell , to be known as the
Lowell Memorial Park. The agitation
for the purcliase of Elmwood, Lowell's
old home, for this purpose has been re
newed within the past few weeks, and a
huge petition was lately pretented to the
Cambridge park. comniisMonere, signed
by citizens. in all walks oriife,piaying that
the city take the estate for tlie purpose
stated. John D. Long, Scth Low and Dr.
Lyman Abbottr are soon to issue an ap
peal to the people thioughout tlie country
asking for funds to aarfst in purchasing
the old home ot Lowell- The Metropolitan
Park commistioneia have of feied to give
$23,000, one-third of the price necessary
to pecuie the estate; the Lowell memorial
committee are trying: Co raise the other
$25,000, while the city ot Cambridge Is ex
pected to donate the balance of the
$75,000 .
"On July LiaQS'said an Army officer
at the Ebbitt last evening, "Philip H.
Sheridan will report as a candidate for
cadetshlp at the Military Academy at West
Point. He has been appointed by President
McKinley as a testimonial of the strong
affection existing between himself and the
father of the candidate. It is especially
fitting that young Shendan. should enter
West Point at that time. Fifty years ago,
on J illy 1 , 1848 , his father stepped off the
little ferry which runs, between Garri
son's and West Point. In the second year
at the academy, whllaon the parade ground
one afternoon, an upper classman upoke
to him In a rather haughty manner, With
out saying a word, young Phil stepped out
of the ranks, calmly laid down his arms
and pohfely ctretchd the impertinent ser
geant on tbe drill ground.
"He waaco'irt-nnrtialed and suspended
for one year. Thi accounts for his grad
uation with the class of 1853 Instead of
1852. McPher'-on, Schofield, Hood and
others who attained prominence in the
civil war, were members of the class of
1853. Young Phil, as he is called, re
sembles his father In many ways. He is
Inclined to be short and stout, is generous
and possesses all the pugnacious traits of
his father when Us ire is crossed. He is
a good student and shows an aptitude
for fccientlric studies. He has been care
fully trained under the watchful eye ot
his mother, and his friends predict a bril
liant career for him at bis father's alma
The State Department Presses the
McCard Claim for Damages.
The State Department Is preparing to
press the old McCord claim against the
Peruvian government. This claim has been
the subject or diplomatic correspondence
between rhe United States and Ppru for
twelve years, end it is believed that the
government now Intends to press a settle
ment by Peru.
The claim was brought by Mr. McCord,
an American civil engineer, residing in
Peru, for damages done him during a
revolution more than twelve years ago.
During the revolt the revolutionlstsimpris
oned McCord and sentenced him to be shot.
He was saved from death by his frienda,
who paid the revolutionists 1 0,000 soles to
release him.
Secretary of State Olney sent an urgent
dispatch lost December to the Peruvian
government through the American min
ister there, demanding an Indemnity for
Mr. McCord or $50,000. It is thought that
It is for tho purpose of settling the McCord
case that Feru recently sent a minister to
the United States. He has since hla ar
rival received a note from this Government
in which, it is said, a positive demand for
the indemnity is made, In language whieh
will permit of no furtherdelay.
Iuterred In Arlington. Cemeiery
TV'itb Full Military Honors.
The funeral ot Major James F. Gregory,
who died suddenly ot heart disease in Cin
cinnati last Monday, took place yesterday
forenoon at Arlington with full military
honors. The funeral procession, consisting
ot the relatives, friends and fellow-officers
of Major Gregory, wasmetat theendof the
Aqueduct bridge by a troop of cavalry and
the mounted band from Fort Myer, and
escorted from thereto tlie cemetery.
Funereal music was played by tbe band
along the line ot march, and the casket
containing the body was wound with the
Stars and Stripes.
Mrs. Gregory. Mr. Charles Mnnn and
Lieut. Hart, ot the Engineer Corps, were
among those who accompanied tho body.
The honorary pallbearers were the follow
ing officers of tbe Engineer Corps: Col.
Alexander McKenzle, Col. Charles V.Allen,
Col. Theodore A. Bingham.Capt. George W.
Gotthals. Capt. John Willis and Capt
Edward Burr.
The remains ot Major Gregory arrived
in the city at 7 o'clock yesterday morning
at the Baltimore and Ohio station.
Oldest Army Officer Dead,
rnformatioa was received yesterday at
the War Department that Lieut. Michael
Moore had died the day before, at bis
home, in Br r.ya, N. Y. It is believed
that he was tlie oldest retired officer
ot the Army, bis age being nearly 100.
Uis army record was excellent- In 1812
Congress, by a special act, retired him
for old age, with the rank of second lieu
tenant. He was an excellent musician, and
taught music to military bands for many
Siekuess Among Spanish Troops.
Dr. Bruner, sanitary inspector at Ha
vana, in his last report to the surgeon
general of the Marine Hospital Service say3
there is much danger of yellow fever
spreading among the 1,500 Spanish sailors
in that port. Many of the men are not
acclimated, and they are constantly ex
posed to the disease by being in con
tact with tbe most contaminated wharves
In the city. Dr. Caminero, Inspector at
Santiago, says tlmlthcreare 2,000 Spanish
soldiers sick In that province from various
10th, 11th and F Sts.N. W.
r Our business hours until September ar
7:45 a. ra. to 5 p. m.; 'Saturdays, TA&
to 1. t
3- Our Mls Rubenstein sailed yestprday,
per steamer St. Paul, for Europe, In the
interest of Millinery and Ladies' Neck
wear Departments. ',
August Special Sale
Men's Shirts.
At 25c, usually 35c. t
3G dozen Men's Balbrfggan Under
shirts, with long or halt sleeves.
Drawers to match. 25c.
At 50cr usually 75c
A small lot of Men's Tercale Negli
gee Shirta with collar aad cuffs at
tachedShirts made to sell for 70c,
but not shipped to party ordenngthem
originally. -
First floor.
August Special Sale "
Sailor Hats.
At 25-, from 50c.
Sailor Hats, red and white; plain and
fancy braids.
At $2.00, from 3.00
All ot our fine Sailor Hats, white.
Mack, navy and red; fancy and splls
At 25c, from 75c
Straw Bicycle Hats, red and green;
most popular shapes.
Second floor.
August Special Sale '
Shirt Waists "
and Wrappers.
At 50c, from $1.25 aud $1.50
All ot our plain Pink. Blue. Lavender
and Red Chamhray Shirt Waists, with
detached collars.
At 95cf from $1-25 aud $1-50
Sheer Figured Persian Lawn Wrap
pers, trimmed with wash, braid and
laces: made in a most thorough man
ner. Sizes 3-1 to 41.
At $150, from $2-25
Corded Dimity Lawn Wrappers, laco
trimmed, extra full skirt, new slneves;
a large assortment of the uwest pat
terns iu choice colorings. Sizes 32 to
Third floor.
August Special Sale
Boys' Wash Suits.
Our remaining- stock of Boj3
Washaule Suits, including- Eng
lish Galatea, are now offered at
ihe following reduced prices.
52.00 toS3.00 Suits now 1.48.
51.75 to $2.75 Kilt Suits now Sl.2o.
S2.75 to S3.30 Kdc Suits now SI.03.
$5.00 and $6.00 Suits now $3.75.
Also Straw Hats for small
bors as follows:
50c Hata now 13c.
75c and $1.00 Hats now 23a.
Third floor.
August Special Sale
mall Furniture.
r-Only a limited number of
eces remain from our special
r-earing- sale of one-of-a-kind
ieces and small lots of furni
ture. To close these .out -we
have reduced the prices as fol
Ijws: At $1.50, from $2.75
Beveled Mirrors, oak frames; for hall
or hath room.
At $2.50. from $3-50
Quartered Oak Tables, French Iga;
highly polished.
At $1.50. from $2-75
Oak Umbrella Stands, spindle workr
with pan.
At $3.50, from $4.50
Quartered Oat Dining Room Chairs
leather seats.
At $12.00, from $18.00
Solid Mahogany Inlaid Rockers: colon
ial style: saddles eat.
.Fourth, floor.
August Special Sale
One of the best known trunk
manufacturers preparing to move
mto larger quarters closed out
to us several cumbers of his hig-h-jrade
Trunks at a very liberal
liscount. We are selling- them
n the Some price basis, which
represents a very decided saving
u reg-uiar prices.
$4.50 to $19.50
Usually $6.50 to $30.00.
In connection with the Trunks
we offer a special purchase of
Suit Cases
At perhaps the lowest prices
ever quoted for g-oods of like
At S3-95
Suit Cases, made of heavy cowhide:
steel frame.cloth lined, braadioctand
Doitsa rare value.
At $5.00-
22-lnch Suit Caes, made ot best-selected
Plumnier stock: tel frame;
linen lined, all parts riveted; bflstbraa
lock and holts a ca&c that has no
superior. 24-inch, $5.50.
Third floor.
Woodward & Loflropi

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