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-v- - s jfr-"y&$ -yT ?? jp5j n'-jvjewjjE5','S-'""' r ?3f-r55rf?3Qf'J THE TDfES, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUAKY 16, 1898. &imc .T.ORNINa. LIENINQAND SUNDAY.) M ' Publication Office. fiUTCHINS BUILDING, Corner Tenth and D Streets N. V. EriiScniraoN Rates H'onthi.t, nr CAnmKit: Korea g TJvenuiR and Sunday Fifty Cents luoi-aiuK and Sunday ....Thirty-live Cents Lienitts and Sunday Thirty-five Cent ur MAIL. "tfflbe Cne Year. Morning. rJvenlnffandSunday-.rs.W tne eielnent eager to destroy the ef ix Mouths. Ill " " 2? j Hciency of our army and navy by cut ThiecMonths .. 1.7a 1 ffl, ,., ., . ' ' One Year. Morning and Sunday Si Months, " liireeMonUi5s- " One Vear. Kieninc and Sunday...... 4.00 a 1.25 4.00 Six Months. " 2.25 'three "Months." " " 1.25 bundaj only, one year 1-00 JOrdeis bv mail musi be accompanied by subscription price. Telephone Kditorial Rooms. 4S3 10-10 Kumben t "iwnes?omce iwu "unsbers. ( Circulation Department 2S3 UuMness Office. Circulation Statement. The circulation of The Times for the tccck ended -ixtiurdatj, February IS, 1S9S, teas as follows: Sunday, F.bruary 6. 21.200 Mon'dait, February ', .... 39 2(77 i),CGS 59,201 .... 39.4G2 Tvesday, i ebrtia ry 8 We'dnet-day. February 9 Timrsday, February 10. Friday, February 11 iuivt c.ay, Ftbruary IS. 40,012 40,tW C9.C19 Tolal Daily a vera y, epled) Sunday, 21,200, ex- itorfo vr Th Times vsho may at un j This actlon was not taken on time be miablc to jirocurc copies tf it alawi the initiative of the ministry, -ncics la d, railroad Malign or on railroad j but was ordered by the mili Irains mill confer a favor vpon the manage- tarJ' governor of the capital, and Pre sent by tending to th;s office information of I l5er Mellne was afraid to veto it. Os the fact. tensibly the object was to guarantee the peace; really, there is no doubt that Communication intended for publication tn The Times shou'd be tersely and piaimy written and inut-t in alt cacs be acco.npanied by the name and addrssi of the icritcr. Jij ;ccfcd communications will n"l be prencrccd, nd only manuscripts o; obcious importance tiih be returned tolhetr author. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1G, 1S9S. 1 The Alle.uilSiinnisli Apology. i Let us hope that the Spanish apolo- 1 gy is as ample and satisfactory as the I Administration asserts it to be. Only a j synopsis has been received, but the full text is expected to be not only com- j forting. but red, uhite and blue in its ' fullness and freshness. We trust that i the complete note will not differ as much from its -advance sheets as the ', synopsis of Cuban autonomy, upon which the President bat,ed his message to Congress, did from the full decree -hii that arrived. But Mr. McKinley is an optimist where Spain is concern ed, and is not inclined to borrow trou ble in thai direction. 1 "We must admit that he and his Sec ittlary of Agricultural Statecraft have dne everything possible to avoid a dis- ruption of friendly relations by render ing tenable the Spanish contention, Avliich may or may not have been abandoned. Tlu Dupuy de Lome lettei has been buriendered by the State De partment to the paid representative of , Senor Ca'nalejas, and it has been ex- j plieitly stated that it was done because he 'document "was found to be the property of that gentleman. If this ac- ' tlon does not constitute an admission 1 that the communication was unofficial, 1 private aiid piivileged, what does it ' mean? Has Spanish diplomacy out fitted Mr. McKinley again, or was this a deliberate movement to vacate ! rfny light of further protest? exalted an opinion of their army as it Whatever view of the letter the Pres- . does of its'alf- and another defeat at Itie'nt now may take, or be foieed to j the hands of Germany iould be very take in consequence of the way in j alu tu Iaml France in the position of a Aviucli he has Handled the incident, j I : 7" "" t V.f m ,r 1 . fore ller fa;5lcr' acr & jtliere can be no doubt in any patiiotic I come- A n,e,e matter of live milliards , ,, , ' , ... , " or honest mind as to how he should . f francs wiU not pay the bill next ' for U,c ikc of hcr lualth lo war ,he have regarded it at the outset. The ' tIine- Jt wouW not have done so in 1S71 , -lacU,;r' 'rjt-s t0 tl,c Evening Tost to in more confidential the communication , if . Kisu,arck had known the paying ! "-Hire whellu r his dauphter can be allowed rcan be shown to have been the more I aoiiit-v of the French people. t to bring luck hcr old clothes wlthont -which he has handled the incident. surely will it appear that it presented , the views and undeniably represented 1 the dmdiciiy of the Spanish iroveni- i merit in its dealings with the Adminis- 10W remembers just who propounded ! klI0W wnat .s the ,e of such a law, any tration. Canalejas. to whom it was ad- ' bl- P" x-f Wa,S 5ubled over way. Of - ,urse, the real law is that dressed, had been in Washington lor , ""- "", ui "" we uo witn the purpose of consulting with Dupuy ' cur ex-Presidents V.' It was pointed out de Lome, and of bringing to him pri- ; tfcat to al,ow these distinguished gen ... ,i..! ,,i i :.,- ...nc.. tlemen to earn a meacrpr HvpHhnnd hv '-VUIL' dUILC. LUUIlOCi rt.iA illSLl UCLIUll I from Senor Sagasta. The two compa- j Practicing law, or farming, or keeping J cembcr 20, 1897," but the inference seems triots became very' intimate and con- ' store, was derogatory to the dignity of ' to be that :f any young lady liad a teal fiding in each other wliile together in I the country, and yet it was not consid- j skin sack Tor a New Year's gift, she had the American capital. There is no ' ered desirable to saddle any more per- . better not take it to Europe with her doubt that De Lome's superiors in Ma- j -vons on the Pension roll, so as to sup- j unless shtf .knows all about its, antc drid assured him that he could com- j nort the ex-monarchs in idleness for J cedeuts. iniinirata with and imnart to Canaleias I ......... ,. ;t.x .i, -. ...mi.,.., i anytmng ne niim- uejsiie tu nimuui . the slightest reserve. to gain time for ulterior ends had been fi-anklv discussed. When Senor Dupuy de Lome mentioned the reciprocity ci,nmo nc Snm(-lliinr "nnlv fnr pffprt" It wjs merely a casual remark referring: to a full understanding previously had. Thero was not. nor could there be. the slightest doubt that the letter exposed the real play of the Spanish govern ment. The moment Mr. McKinley was satisfied as to the authorship, he should liavo accepted and acted upon that as the only possible hypothesis. Any other j . ... . . -, ... lntAinceui man wouiu ana must nnvo 1 done so. Then where "was the utility hi his asking Sagasta to declare that Spain's minister misrepresented her real actions and intentions in a confi dential note to a colleague, who was actlng as a secret envoy of his govern- ment? Suppose Sagasta has sworn to everything that our State Department asked him to? How much does any one suppose that such a "disavowal" modifies the conclusive evidence that Dupuy de Lome's words actually repre sented the position and designs of Spain? 'It does not appear to us that the hole left for the Administration to crawl out of in connection with this business is a. large or a very smooth one. Roosevelt on Jingoes. At the banquet of the -Republican Club In New York the other night, Mr. Theodore Ttoosevelt, Assistant Secre tary of the Navy, is reported to have j said: "The worst offenders against the honor and dignity of America in 1 foreign affairs are those who loudly proclaim a desire to entangle us in for- j eign difficulties, but who refuse to 1 znake ready the forces by -which alone eiur pretensions could be made good." j Inasmuch as this was banquet talk 1 ! The letter itself is the best evidence j "JS? "" ln Pernaps. if his friend, Zelaya, the Banna or Nicarag -r n.5 to t0x-t v,nw it tn 1 n they were let alone, the ex-Presidents i . . 55s stjrrss. s I S-t SL.-tx-u.-E i irri i ." u .;', Ttru-ii. nn.i hundred years, and as there is only one 11,rt t0 iSnore' Zcla'a ,s inclined to it is not necessarily as lucid nor as of ficial as if it were indulged in under other circumstances. However, we heartily Indorse the sentiment, which appears to us at the same time to be rather a mixed one. .Most of the people inside and out side of Congiess who would "entanglf us in foreign-difficulties," by insisting upon the punishment of those who torture and murder American citizens in Spanish dungeons, or by advocating some show of consideration on the part of our Government for the honor of our flag, and The cause of human lib erty, are not to be found anions ' fa """ -c uppiopnuuuus lor men j maintenance to a plane of destruction 1 and disgrace. ' With a few consnicuous excentions. Mr. Roosevelt will find all that kind of people within the fold of the Republi can party, and a majority of them herded under the boot and crook of the Republican Speaker of the House of Represen la lives. An Alarming Crlsi In Prance. Events are moving with a rush in Paris, and it is only too apparent that the government Is helpless in the face of the power wielded by certain mlli- j tary leaders. The exposure of a terri- oie army scandal and outrage which ; the Zola trial has resulted ,in .has in- fluenced the nf Hi tary element, and a I great danger is present. But intelli- gent opinion, even in Francer has been changed by the revelations, and the government would order a new trial for Dreyfus if it dared, but it dare not. On Monday, the garrison of Paris was heavily re-enforced from Versailles. j it was meant by the army leaders to overawe the government. It is said that an Orleanist coup d'etat is hatch- ing, and that the cabal of generals which contiols the military situation is ' likely to participate in it. 1 That would be a serious thing for the French nation. Under present condi tions, a pretender, in order to secure the adhesion of the army, no doubt j would have to pledge himself to the J continued "persecution of the unfortu- j nate Dreyfus, and to anti-Semitism generally. That being the case, it would be a crown of thorns he would have to put on his head. He might placate the houses of Romanoff, Haps burg and Hohenzollern. but those other houses of Rothschild. Hirsch and Bleichroder, would never leave him at j peace, and they would compass his downfall In due time, as certainly as j their forebears did that of Louis Phil- j ,,'pc' 1 bpondent of the New York Evening Post. This would be a dynastic matter, but u js m comicctlon wth the ncw sealskin there would he a national danger of J Cl,rIeftp(1dent is a German, and much more importance. The Dreyfus . , and Zola incidents demonstrate the fact ' ll,s flR,t"r ra" to " " and see that the whole French nation can go ! hergraudpar-utsm Germany. To keep her crazy and run amuck on very" slight warm on the voyage the wishes to take occasion and short notice. If the army, J a sealskin wrap, which has long been one which is not an inch behind the rest ', of her best winter friends. And the dif in wild delusions, should take the bit 1 ficulty is, a she understands it, that the in its teeth, overthrow the republic and establish a military regime, under the nominal head of an Orleanist, or a Bo naparte, it is altogether probable that ' early offens-e would be given to Ger- J many, and that the Kaiser would not be slow in seizimr an onnnrtnnltv to ' have it out with the old enemy of his Empire and people. This is one of the eventualities thijt fill French states men with terror, for the best informed of them do not appear to entertain as etl,n11 c,14' Pwer tor a century to -... Kiuu. as, n uooiner. -f i-jevejnua a& ft Uooiner .., fav, cu musi aKo tnat nooody - - - .-..vu. ., , the rest of their llvps- r was it thouarht that anv other nnsitlon undn.. j - ... - the Government could be offered them. ut ""-'" " 41- 3 ears, 11 is not as l,ad as havinP them turned loose on the country In battalions, like the vet- tJa'15 '" "1K 1ll ""' JkUt an tne j same, the question remained, and it has heen sprung on the nation now and then ever since. It has been suggested that an extremely suitable occupation for an ex-President was getting mar ried. That was what Mr. Harrison did. and he has been married ever since, and apparently very happy. But the latest advices from Princeton suggest M1T 'innlllpp nnrnnnttnn fnr r-v--TJ!-oi " " WW...,.... ..,.. .-. ........ i dents. Grover Cle eland has long been a land speculator in his way. Just after his first inauguration he bought a piece of land near Washington foi his coun- tr - v home, and, of course, his buying it made its value jump away up into the hundred thousands, and he sold it for piecisely six times -what he paid for it. Then he went to Buzzard's Bay Tind boomed that country, name and all. Somehow or other, he was always followed by a train of adorers who wanted to bask in 1 "the sunshine of his presence and were willing to pay for the privi- 4 lege, which the real estate men, of course, were most happy' to help them do. Now he is in Princeton, and though his value as a boomer has somewhat depreciated an ex-President not being worth so much as a President for bask ing purposes still his advent has hoist ed the local real estate market several degrees. It Is reported that every af- ternoon Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland take a stroll along Nassau street, where the shops are, and that this spectacle is looked upon as .the chief social event of the day. It remains to be seen whether Mr. Cleveland will unload his Princeton property- at a convenient time, as he did his Red Top estate, or whether he is really in Princeton to stay. And all this" suggests that a use may really be found for our ex-Presidents. They can be used to increase the value of land where they happen to be?. If some syndicate chooses to make an ar rangement with Mr. Gleveland, and farm him out in desirable localities, where the real estate market needs some sort of an upheaval, there seems to be no particular objection to the ar rangement, and the speculators would make quite a good thing of it. As for the people who are left In the lurch when Mr. Cleveland unloads his prop erty and moves away, they have been able to enjoy the delight o being his next door neighbor for awhil'er and that is enough. They have had their reward. It will please Mr. Gage to, rend that Mr. Arthur J. Btilfoiir has again) hinted in Par liament that the British government would be glad to t-ee an international bimetallic agreement. Perhaps the time might be propitious for Mr. McKinley to "do hoinc thing for sliver." It is .showing a signifi cant tendency to do something for itself politically here, and economically abroad. Somebody in New Orleans has made an important psychological discovery. He is a lawyer, and he makes it his in variable practice to exclude curly-haired men from juries. This prejudice has spread until it is quite well defined, and has to be reckoned with in the selection or juror?. The man who has discovered the principle of the thing explains it in this way: He says that curly-haired men have usually been petted by their parents, and have been so used to hav ing their own way thai they want to bos the whole eurth. In this way, Avheu they grow older, thpy get into tho habit of disagreeing with everybody else, and this trait is, in jury duty, manifestly In the way, for even lawyers like to. get through with a cac in the course of time. And so this lawyer i 5.., no -wm never let a curly-haired man gel on the jury when lie is defending a prisoner. This is. rather an important discovery, iu more ways than one. It opens, for oue thing, an excellent -way to evade jury duty, which is a buslnesss most men very much dislike. Curl your hair and you are safe, it appears iu New Orleans. The Heraldo or New York reports the marriage of a distinguished sculptor to an j eminent lady painter. They met at an evening art reception, where "his marble bust won her heart." The Heraldo is usually corroct in its statements 011 such subjects, but in this case, has it not placed the cart before the hon.e? A serious iroblem is bothprlng a rorre- law will not let her bring It back into the country unless fehe can swear that the seal from whose skin it was made was not a pelagic seal. Being a conscientious young woman, she docs not feel like doing this, because she was not present when the seal "wasliiiutedi-.ulcaptnred,anU had no ante mortem acquaintance with the animal, nor does she know any its friends or rrln lives. .Mo.-L people would undoubtedly dis pense with tub evidence, and as-sttine that the seal wis not a pelagic seal, unless the contrary could be proved, but this young -worn in has a fresh Teutonic con science, and-.hu thinks differently. There having to prove the birthplace and parentage of the teal, and, perhaps, Us nedicrce anl "oat of arms. He wants to sealskin gaimenrh may be admitted as personal effects when they are "shown to have been in use of owners prior to J)e- "While buy with other things, Sir. McKinley should devote some attention to ua. gamo tight treat the American canal concession as expired. He has also stated that a British syndicate has offered $G,000,000 for it. The Atlas steamship concession is de facto in operation, and four warships are on their way there to protect British interests. Now lookout for an attempt to revive that old fraud, the Ciayton-Bulwer treaty. The question of a general strike of cot ton mill operatives throughout New Eng land still haugs In the balance. The local union's must vote upon it t-ingly, and there is Mine reason to doubt a complete unity of sentiment on the proposition. It would not be acceptable to the workers at Lowell where they are notr orgamVcd, and might not be popular in New BedfoTd. The mat ter will be decided within a few days, and probably in the negative. Confidence in the trulmph of, justice al the Wilkesbarrc trial of the Lattlmer homi cides will be revived when it Is stated that men who were wounded by the deputies, and have testified against them, are being discharged from their 'employ ment by the coal companies. This is a natural outgrowth of "government? by in junction," tempered by assassination and "sound business methods generally." Saw Little of Us. (From the Chicago Tribune.) "Pardon the old question," said the tourist on the east-bound Atlantic liner, "but how did the Americans impress you?" "I hardly met enough of 'them to form an idea." replied the English traveler, in a manner somewhat cold and distant. "You went through the country hast ily, perhaps. Journeying for pleasure, may r ask?" ' "No, sir. I was lecturing, sir." CAPITOL GOSSIP. A stranger was In the marble rooro of the Senate yesterday In the hands of a friend who was pointing out the Senators. Among those who happened to be near was Mr. Mason. Pointing Lo him the stranger said: "There's the man I heard make a speecli the other day. What's his name?" "Mason." "Oil, yes; and what State did you say he was from?" After these questions were answered the stranger took one more look at the Senator and then asked: "He's the man who is putting up such a fight for Spain in all -this business, Isn't-he-?" Such is fame. The morning afier Mr. Mason made his speech last week he received a. tele gram from a friend' of his in Chicago, -who is a stock r broker. That friend scored the Senator-for his position on the Cuban questions and said that he was helping to -uin the country. The Senator picked f,up,Jiis pen and sent back: "Thanks tfogtthe vinegar in your wire: I see yoii' are evidently on the wrong side ort,yoin own ticket this morning." And Mr. Mason did not even use a frank, itle made the broker pay the charges. A great deal pf fuss was made over the nomination jqfaeorge M. Bowers, of West Virginia, to, be Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries, and there were threats that a fight would be made against him on 'the ground that he was not a scientific man and could not fill the bill. That ficrht. if anv waw r.,. contemplated, fell throuerh. for thero was never a protest filed with the com- r, '... a"r. ine benate confirmed Mr. .., wunout any trouble. Tlvorv 71. o,i t. n-r curs in the House to show the Immense A;adOUS frts arlon? th. Su3,coas' to ' popularity and, perhaps, general pmc- eign ,'!ations- ,Intlhe lirel p,de the &" ' tiee of tir. mn ? ,!,-.. ,!,.. v Ian does not desire to assume the poht ;1, ;C J"0 f Jken es" ical or financial responsibly of any out !i Mr-Jpoud; of California, was ar- ra?es wulch tnese ,ebelliou3 subjects or guinj, on the abstruse proposition of hJs may perpetrate upon foreigners, and the proper size of a private postul- secondlv, he is anxious to prevent them card. Judge. Terry, of Arkansas, in- J from being supplied with arms and am sisted that if restrictions -syere not 1 munition which thev use against his of made in the P. P. C. bill somebody . ficlals and troops. All this was carefully might try to run in a, card of any size explained to Sir Edward Thornton and lie pleased. Mr. Loud said In reply that his fellow-diiectors and promoters of the he did not think one would ever be Globe A'enture syndicate when they attempted four feet square, so that applied lo the Sultan of Morocco for a there was really no need for alarm. , trading monopoly of the Sus district, "Why, gentlemen," said Mr. Loud, "it which is about twice the size of Eng wlll be just as easjv to regulate the size land, and has a population of about 8, of these postal-cards as it is to deter- 1 000,000. Undismayed by the Sultan's re mine whether there are fifty-two cards fusal. which was strongly indorsed by in the deck." This statement was ' the British government. Sir Edwaid and Breeted with such skepticism by Kepub- 1 llls associates took up the ground that, Ilcnns, Democrats and Populists' that inasmuch as the Sus tribes were in re Mr. Loud was obliged to change his , be ll0 against the Sultan, they did not aUecorv h acknowledge his sovereignty, and that. ! this being the case, the Sultan's prohl- ,r ; bitlon was of no account with legard to Mr. Clark, of Iowa, is one of the ) the tale of arms and ammunition to the smallest men in the House. He is, Sus people. however, up on postal rates, and when I lie speaks he commands attention. 1 Yesterday he attempted to explain I what would become of a letter mailed ! with insufficient postage if the law re quiring full prepayment went into effect. He began, and In less than two I minutes he was surrounded by at least ' fifty members, who asked him oues- I tlons which crossed each other at all manner of grades and velocities. Mr. ' Grosvenor rose to a parliamentary in quiry to be informed "who was mak ing that speech any how." The chair 1 did not know, and Mr. Clark was re covered from the shulfie when he moved to recommit the whole business to the committee whence it came. The bill appears to be unpopular in propor tion to its unlntelligibility when they attempt to explain it. Ttev. Dr, Alexander Kent, the elo quent pastor of the People's Church, was on the fioor of the House yester day morning in the Interest of his pro position to have members of the House address the people on Sunday evenings at Typographical Temple on various social and economic topics. His sug gestion was well received. He was so successful lhat. he has acceptances enough already .to secure a speaker for every Sunday foiv three nfonths to come. It is lively, .however, that as there will be more than one speaker at each meeting. Dr. Kent will continue to enlarge hib list. On of the points made against the P. P. C. bill yesterday was that should it ber effective it would necessitate each mailer of a let ter having at home a pair of letter scales to get the proper wefght. The bill is looked upon as a nuisance, and appears to be intended to benefit no body but the Postbftice Department, which will have decreased Its trouble ill collecting the well known "due three cents," or "due one cent," as the case may be. Mr. Dingley, surmounted by his Lon don hat, was caught in the rain yes terday afternoon. The incident gave rise to a little caucus at the Senate side of the Capitol, where a number of members of the House were held up by the rain. It gave Mr. Simpson an opportunity to moralize with Mr. King on free trade, both of whom regretted that they had no umbrella, even a Lon don protector. Mr. Simpson uttered the philosophical remark that all men -were by nature free traders, and said he, after a reflective pause, all women, too. Anbody who ever stopped at a Uargaln counter ought to know that. Just then Sir. King's hat was blown off in the direction of the new library and the caucus dissolved. Mr. Dingley reached the car first. pei'Ahtmext stores' taxes. Motion Introduced in New lurk's Municipal Assembly. New Yoik, Feb. 15. Councilman Her man Sulzer assailed the department stores at today's meeting of the munic ipal assembly. He introduced an oidinance designed to tax the department stores, after the manner attempted in several cities be yond the Mississippi. His scheme, which is a broad one, hitting the small shops and large ones indiscriminately, was em bodied in a resolution providing that a license of $300 be paid annually by de partment stores In the city of New York for each department maintained by said establishment. There was no debate, and the question was referred to the law committee. A GAIN FOR WASHINGTON. Institute of Aicliiiccts May Have Its Hcndqun r t ers Here. It is believed that definite action is about to be taken for the selection of this city as the permanent headquarters of the American Institute of Architects. Heretofore the Institute has had its home In New York. The last annual meeting was held but a short time ago, but it was then de cided that the next meeting should be held in Washington.. A. committee was appointed, of wliichMr. itobert Stead, of this city, is a member, to select a suitable place fdr th permanent head quarters, and it' lis' the general impres sion among members of the institute that this city will have the best chance j OL OeilljJ UIlUtKllj; l 3 n Mr. G'hatidhM 's,Iudor.-euiqnt. (From the Concord Monitor.) Senator Mason 'Cuban resolution was worth wa-iting foj'.taul, now that il has come, it Is well worth lironipr-passagp. ECHOES EROM ABROAD. Although Sir Edward Thornton, who for fifteen years represented Great Brit ain as envoy at Washington, through all the Alabama difficulty, has hitherto en joyed the reputation of being the most cautious and conservative of men and a stickler in all questions of diplomatic etiquette and of obedience to the laws, yet he lias just become involved in a scrape of jh most serious character and of international proportions. In fact, there is a very great probability of this veteran diplomat, who Is a member of the Queen's privy council and a knight of the grand cross of the order of the Bath, being .indicted for a- misdemeanor and sentenced to a term in prison. The offense oC which he is alleged to be guilty is that of having been the promo tor and organizer of the filibuster- t ing expe'dlljpn which, In defiance of the v.j'iv.iio itstiiiiiU4iu3 jl lilt; u;ituii c.v Moorish t governments, attempted to land arm And military supplies at Sua. on the' Moorish coast, opposite the Can ary Islands, for the use of the Sus tribes, who are in a state of insurrection against their1 lawful sovereign, the Sul tan of Morpeco, Nor wa3 this all. For, when the Sultan's cruiser, El Hassan nee, which is commanded by a German, endeavoied to put a stop to the landing of arms, the filibustering steamship, which bears the name of the Tourma line, actually opened fire on the cruiser, killing several of the letter's crew, as well as some of the Sultan's soldiers on shore before being driven off, leaving four members of the expedition, three Englishmen and a German half-pay of ficer, prisoners In the hands of the Moor--ish troops. The Sus tribes are among the most refractory of the subjects of the Sultan 0f Morocco, and frequently iu a state of insurrection. It is on this account that the Moorish government has closed the One shipload was safely sent out and landed. Shortly after the second cargo was dispatched from London and Ant werp on board the Tourmaline the British authorities obtained information about the matter and straightway of ficially warned the Sultan of Morocco, as 1 -a duty bound to the sovereign of a country to which England is bound by treaties of friendship. The commander of Sir Edward's filibustering expedition. ! Major Goidon Spillsbury, a retired of ficer of the English army, was ordered ' through the British consul, by Lord Saiisbuty, to desist, and a gunboat was rliorvfi f rl,ol fpii,t miirfdtir tn cii -.tY f-,o . .i, rr,.m 11. ,0. .i,ii, i,.,.3n f,.u,i to do. for the Tourmaline was in the act of landing her arms at Eskrees"s, on the Moorish coast, when stopped by the ap pearance of the Sultan's troops on shore, and of the Sultan's cruiser iu the bay. Sir Edward finds himself consequent ly In a most awkward position, and there is no doubt that under the same statute by means of which the leaders of the Tiansvaal raiders were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in Holloway ( jail two years ago, Sir Edward and his ' associates, who include one of the Sas I soons. Gen. Luther Vaughan and Geo. I Sheffield, who was Lord Lyon's private ! secretary at Washington in the Lin i coin days, could be indicted and con 1 victed. A cei tain degree of piquancy i given to the affairs by the knowledge which 1 exists heie of the fact that one of the I principal financial" backers of the affair ' and principal shareholder of the com 1 pany is King Leopold, of the Belgians. wno visueu tne bus coast some time ago in hH yacht, and likewise called upon the Sultan in the vain hope of in fluencing him to grant to the company the trading monopoly for which it had applied. No more striking demonstration of the alarming growth of irreligion in France could be afforded than the orders just issued by the government to the mint to the effect that henceforth the in scription "Dieu Protege la France" (May God Protect France) shall be omitted from all coins. It has figured on the latter for just 100 years without any interruption, through two empires, the reigns of thiee kings, the commune and two republics, until now. In the twenty-eighth year of the third repub lic, the government has decided to dis pense therewith, although France still claims the titles of the "Eldest Daugh ter of the Church," and "Most Catholic," conferred upon her in past ages by the popes. To most people it would appear that the time for making the change is singularly ill-chosen, since never has the country stood in sucli sore need of divine protection as just now, when the entire nation seems to be engaged in the worship of the goddess ot unreason. What threatens England is not that she now manufactures less or that her trade and shipping have decreased. Sta tistics conclusively prove the contrary. But she uo longer holds that exclusive pre-eminence in all those puisuits which have built up her greatness, while, by the very fact that she is a small island in the Northern Sea, she cannot, with an ever-increasing population, maintain that greatness, as continental powers can maintain theirs, without continual expansion abroad. The marvelous growth of America, far from affecting England's prosperity, has, so far, proved helpful to IL The recent colonizing ac tivity of France and, the steady terri torial expansion of Russia are events of political rather than of commercial im portance, the consequences of which aie not immediate. Not so the giant strides with which Qermany has risen to the position of a great manufacturing coun try and lias become a redoubtable com petitor ill over-sea commerce. After es tablishing an indisputable military su piemacy in Europe, Germany is ambi tious of naval power, and she has suc cessfully adopted the economic creed of England in strengthening her position by the, development of all her material resources and jn amassing wealth by trade beybhd the seas. This she is acom plishlnjj: with a rapidity that far exceeds anything England's past history can show, and with a system and precision, which call to' mind her military methods." Mercurial. (From the San Francisco World.) A well-known speculator was sitting in a friend's office one hot day last sum mer, and, during the conversation, he in formed his friend that he had picked up a cheap thing during the winter. "It stood at 33 then and yesterday it touched 81." "By jove! What a lucky fellow you ate. What was it?" - "A thermometer," was the quiet replj'. aiJSHCHAXTS WILt'OELKBRATK. . Ulg Firm to Do Honor to Wasii- ington Blrthdny Anniversary-. New York, Feb. 15. Among the cele brations of Washington birthday in New York city on the 22d inst.. not among the least interesting of the fes tivities will be the banquet of the mer chants who control the great depart ment stores, whicli will take place on the evening of that date. It is estimated that the amount of capital that will be represented by those present at the dinner will ag gregate near unto $200,000,000. The full list of speakers has not yet been completed. Several of the Sena- h.lit.i JV 1 i . . k t. UL ,,. !. ;Vr r . u'muc mJ61 t0fmVve their accentantce;s noal- nmf;SOi tn?r,names w,n not be an- SlUtnh ! t u u , nmS tif-it itt P?r er8f f C . S lKZ 11 rinnft0r,Prntf.ail! senator Cullom. of Illinois: Gen. Ttr-.r.t. 2,.. -.,...,. n... mings and Quigg of isw York " .....Mj.ic. "-uiibicoamtii Ulil- . . and others. M AH YLA.VD LEGISLATURE. Election of Police Commissioner at Baltimore Considered. Annapolis, Feb. 15. In the Maryland legislature today Delegate Turner, of Baltimore city, surprised everybody by introducing a message tc- the senate asking for a joint convention to elect a police commissioner for Baltimore city, over which office there 13 a heated con test. Delegate1 Schlrm, of Baltimore city, and other Republicans, opposed the mo- tion, stating that it should be postponed until the reorganization bills were dis posed of. By a vote of 43 to 39 the mes sage was ordered to be sent to the sen ate, some of the Republicans assisting the Democrats. Before the vote was announced, however, several members cnangeu their votes, and Delegate Gould moved a. reconsideration. A mo- tlon to adjourn was then made and car- tied Governor Lowndes gave a dinner par ty tonight to a number of ladies and gentlemen, including several from the Naval Academy. MRS. .7 AXE WINCHESTER DYING. Widow of the Ffitiiuu Rifle Manu facturer Critically III. New Haven, Feb. 15. Mrs. Jane Win- I ber of solidly Democratic districts 111 Chester, widow of the late Oliver F. ! "V Korth,- ?ev"a are i Xe?' York ,... , ' , , ... ... 1 city, one is in Boston, and a few ar Winchester, Is in a critical condition at ! scattered through Pennsylvania ami Utie her mansion on Prospect Hill. She is Mississippi Valley. Then the greatei ninetv-two years old and has been in Part of Kentucky belons with the selid feeble health for two vears. Her hus- ' South, and North Carolina with its nin band founded the Winchester Repeat- ' districts, now held with one exception ing Arms Company, the largest estab- . b Populists and Republicans, is HahV lishment of its kind in the world. It t0 swlngr over at any tin to the Dem employs S.000 hands. He died ten years ! cracy. At the opermg of.the congres ,tlrQ sional camj,aign the Democrats can ",.a -ix-:,.un i. :, n ..,... safely count on carrying from 35 to ! . ' !.,,"-"-i5V.1 "aa c" li""i of a million to Yale within five years. and it is currently believed that she has made a will liberally remembering the university. She is the richest wom an in Connecticut. U. fc O. CONTRACT ALLOWED. Application to Construct Five Tlion .nml F 1 eight Cars Permitted. Baltimore, Feb. 15. Judge Goff, of the United States circuit court, made a Hying visit to Baltimore today in order to hear the argument of counsel in the matter of application of John IC Co wen and O. G. Murray, receivers of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com pany, for authority to contract for 3.100 freight cars for the road. Judges Goff and Merritt sat in chambers. Judge Goff found that the answer to the petition for the receivers had been withdrawn, nevertheless Hush L. Bond was heard in explanation of the prop osition. Then an order was signed giv- inpr tne sougnt-tor autnority. j against them. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad re- it wa5 formerlv the case that while ports an increase in gross earnings for the Hcuse was "naturallv Democrats, the month of January at ?G7,00T. The the Senate was inclined to be Kepub total gross increase for the seven lican. This remained true ?o long as th? months ending January 31 was SG4S,- fcman states of the West went with the 0G"' j Republican party on the old issues, but j since the money question has beconv COLLEGE HONORS TO X KOREAN, j dominant, the Democrats, through, su- j perior strength in the small States of Bachelor of Ans TJecree to Kin i the Rocky Mountains, have their share Itiiugsuih nt Itonuoke. Richmond. Va., Feb. 15. Kin Bung- surh, one of five Koreans at Roanoke ! College, at Salem, will take the de- j gree of bachelor of arts at the coming 1 commencement exercises. All the! Korean representatives at Washington I and other eminent Americans have ac- ' cepted invitations to be present. This j young man is the first of his nation to J take this degree. , ' 31 r. Gladstone on Woman Suffrage. ' Extract fromhisletterto Samuel Smith. M.P.I "Thpro haq nwer ivithfn mv- knmvi i There has neer within mj knoul- edge been a case in which the franchise t has been extended to a large body of j persons generally indifferent about re- I ceiving it. But here, in addition to a ,, . . .. ... , widespread indifference, there is on the part of women who have considered i mc manei uicunaics,' irn; iiiusl posi tive objection and strong disapproba tion. Is it not clear to every unbiased person that before forcing on them what they conceive to be a fundamen tal change in their whole social func tion, at least it should bp ascertained that the womanly mind of the country is in overwhelming proportion, and with deliberate purpose, set upon se curing it? I think It impossible to deny that there have been and are women individually fit for any public office however masculine its character; just as there are persons under the age ul iwuiiij-uiii: ueiier iiucu man many Kobert Toms; song ana reuumjj u otvt- of those beyond it for the discharge of I AH Band; recitations by Helen Hunter the duties of full citizenship. In neither 1 and Jennie Turner: reading by Alice case does the argument derived from ! Hunter, and address by the pastor. Dr. exceptional instances seem to justify 1 E. D. Hunteiy. The collection amount the abolition of the general rule. I for ed tc about $200. which is $30 in excess one am not nrenared to sav which of the two sexes has the higher and which has the lower province. But I recog nize the subtle and profound character of the difference between them, and I must again, and again, deliberate be fore aiding in the issue of what seems an invitation by public authority to the one to renounce as far as possible its own office, in order to assume that of the other. As this ia not a party question or a class question, so neither is it a sex. question. I have no fear lest the woman should encroach upon the power of the man. The fear I have is, lest we should invite her un wittingly to trespass upon the delicacy, the purity, the refinament. the elevation of her own nature, which are the pres ent sources of its power. My disposition is to do all for her which is free from danger and reproach, but to take no ste" in advance until I am convinced of its safety. The stake is enormous. The affirmation pleas are to my mind not clear, and, even if I thought them clearer, I should deny that they were pressing. "Very faithfully yours, "W. E. GLADSTONE." Initial Troubles. (From the Grand Forks Courier.) Miss Nellie I. Taylor and Paul D. Quiggs, of Fargo, were engaged, and Nellie- was out of town for a few days. They exchanged the following telegrams, and thoughtlessly signed them by their Initials only: "Dear Nellie: .Come home to me. P. D. Q." "Dear Paul: Am coming, my love. N. I. T." THE NEXT CONGRESS. Mimy Heusons Why the T)uinoci.w Are Likely to OmtrolIt. The atention of politicians is now turned toward Oregon, where, in June, the first members of the Fifty-sixth Con gress will be chosen. Although a small State, election results there will bof ex traordinay interest, as indicating Ihj trend of affairs political throughout the country, and as presaging the November results. Since the new alignment of patties on the silver issue Oregon has been remarkably close, and to an extent an accurate thermometer of Northwest ern sentimeut. Two years ago. it will be recalled. tw ' sults came in just before the Kepub- Hcan national convention assembled at St. Louis; and. although th Republicans carried the State, th margin was so nar- row "3 to be somewhat disquieting. In tne Flr3t district Thomas H. Tongue. Re- ! Pelican, received 19.3T.5 votes, against m , -.., ,. ,, ,', ,, ',...,. t "-" 'V ' - vanuvruurrf, 111s rupmwi rnmnpt nr fr, J. Qnn district. I - "f-.-.w., .... ...4, v.-...v. which includes the. city of Portland. William it. Ellis received 17,617 votes, against 17,239 for Martin Quinn, Pop ulist. There were also Independent and Democratic candidates in each district, but these figures indicate the running strength of the two great parties. Tn I the Presidential election, the November following, after a prolonged and bitter j struggle, McKinley received 48,772 vote- and Bryan 4C,662, which corroborates the Impression that the State was still close. Ex-Representative Charles. A. Towne of Minnesota, the Silver Republican orator, has already gone to Oregon on a speaking tour, and, from present Indi cations, both partie? are likely to put their heaviest artillery into the State be tween now and next June. The legisla ture to be chosen will elect a Senator for the term expiring March S, 190S, to nil the existing vacancy. Of the 357 members of the House, the States of Alabama. Arkansas, Florida. Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina. Texas and Virginia are en titled to 71. who are almost all sure to be Democrats. There are, besides, 12 dK- j tricts in Missouri and eight in Tenn see, making ninety-one in all, which th j Democrats have as a "starter," without substantial contest, or 25 per cent of tr ' whole House. The problem for the R j publican campaign managers then is t get two-thirds of the remaining districts the only ones really open to contest , while for the Democrats it is necessary I to get but one-third of such districts ! The Democratic task is still further sim plified by the fact that there are a num- I ,. nant nf flio l?ritlc n-trHnlif nnnrocir per cent of the House without apprecia- 1 ble effort. Tlie remaining' 60 to 65 per , . "-"'f:" .," Z., )" j New England has sent a Democratic j majoritj- to the House of Repreentn i tives. I The number of Republican Houses in . the last twenty-rive years has been very smail. president Grant lost the last in his Administration by 1S2 to 110: Presi ' dent Hayes had both against him; Pres ident Garfield saved his House by a plurality" of eleven, while the House elected in 1SS2 was Democratic by Si votes. Harrkon's first House was Re- publican, but so close that considerable unseating was necessary to secure j working parliamentary majerity under speaKer 11 ecu. me xuiiunjiig was overwhelming- Democratic, as was the first in Mr. Cleveland's second term. This present House and its im mediate predecessor have furnished the first instance since the period from 1S69 to 1S73, when the Republicans have con trolled two consecutive Houses of Re- 1 prrsenlaties. The odds are therefore of power in tne senate. MflS. MARY GARNETT DEAD. She Wns a Daughter of a Noted Virginia Governor. n,a .loath nf nrr Mnn- r. w. fiaiwtt yesterday, at her home. No. 1319 New York avenue, removed a woman "who was conspicuous in Washington and Vir ginia society In ante-bellum days. Mrs. Garnett was a daughter of the late Henry A. Wise, who was in life a noted Southern statesman and one of the Old Dominion's most honored governors. She was born in Accomae county, vhere her father at tnat time 1Ived.. SIle mar. rer Dr. A. Y. P. Garnett. and after- ward lived principally In Washington. Her husband preceded her to the grave. Mr Garnett was a woman of superior attainments, and she had many friends. both in Washington and Virginia, who will regret to hear of her death. Missionary Anniversary. The Trinity M. E. Sunday School held their missionary anniversary meeting on Sunday night at the church corner of Fifth and C streets southeast. Quite a fine program was rendered as follows: Singing by the school under the di rection of Mr. H. F. Belt, the chor ister; recitation by Raymond Otterback; song by the infant class; singing by the Save All Band; recitation by Virgit Beket; recitation by Bessie Vogelson; paper on "Our Mission Schools." by Kthel Hunter: recitations by Myrtle Kimr. Jennie Gallagher: reading by of last year's collection. Tne program wa3 in charge of T. B. Stahl. assistant superintendent of the Sunday schooL Attrnutton nt the Fair. Yesterday was the banner day for the sales at the fair for the benpfit of the Shrine of Sacred Heart Church at Car roll Hall. The hall is full of booths, prettily decorated and attended by scores of pretty young ladies. Tonight there will be in attendance the Gonzaga College Cadets, with their field band The cadets will be In charge of Rev. Father Gillespie, of St. Aloyslus Church. The Apollo Male- Quartet will also be there. On Thursday night the members of St. John's College will attend in a body. Tre fair will close on Monday night, with a progressive euchre party. The prizes given will consist of thefancy articles left undisposed of. Close one eye and then the other. If von cannot see equally well with each. Jsoractlilns Is wrong. Examination free. McAllister & Feast, OPTICIANS, "$3M" F&f.