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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, 'SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1898. Citnc tAlOXMAO. EVEMSaD SUXDAY.) Publication Office. ' .. tiUTCHINS BUILDING. " Corner Tenth and D Streets N. W. SUBSCRIPTION RATES VONTJIM-, BY CAnitlKIC Mortfng. Evening and Sunday FUtf Cents Morning and Sunday... Thirty-Are Cents tenlngund Sunday... Thirty-live Cents BV MAI&- Cne Year. Morning. Evening nndSunday Six Months. " " . ThreeMonths. " One Year, Morning and Suniay S: Months. 8 - 1 lireeMonths, " One Year. Evening and Sunday .... HIxMonths. " Three Months, " " " - !5.50 3.M 1.73 4.00 1.23 4.03 1J25 fcundur only, oaeyear .. L0 .Orders by mall must be accompanied by tubbenption price. , Editorial Rooms -131 Telrphone Kumbers. Business Ofllce....... . Circulation Department .1(540 251 Circulation Statement. Tlie circulation of THE TtMES Tor tlie vcel ended Saturday, February IS, 1SDS, teas as folloics: Sunday, Fbruanj S. 21.20& Monday, February 7. 392u7 Tuesday, IcbrituryS .1...... "-O.tGS Wcdneiday. February S .. . 33,201 Thursday, February id. ............. 5ilt4G2 Friday, February J J 40,012 Saturday, February IS 40, Total. Fatly averag". (.Sunday, 21,'SOO, cr-cepted)-.... ! .-Xi.GlD Readers The Times tcho' may 'tt any tfroc be unahlc to procure copies of xt at any ncics .stand, railroad station or on railroad. trains wilt confer a favor upon the manage ment by tending to this office inftrma ion of the fact. Communications intciulcd for publication in The Times thould be tersely and plainly written and must in all cases be accompanied. by the noma and addrsss of the criler. Jts ;c'c communications tcill not be presweed, and only manuscript of obcious importance u ill be returned to thetr authors. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 1?. 1S9S. A Swei't, s'nd l'utunttite. If there is one thing more than an other in connection with the recent na tional sorrow that "fills our soul with suppressed pride and admiration it is the contemplation of that sweet, sad, but silent figure which glorifies the "White House. Surrounded on all sides by a jingo press, with the -guns of its argument, invective and scorn trained upon him; with a Congress on his hands ready at any moment to break loose and shatter the cause of his Spanish ally, and with the American people seething in hot anger at the blunders, cowardicv and infamy of the Administration's foreign policy, he stands serene, the very ideal of piety and deportment. He is indeed the watchman on the high tower. He is not to be deluded or coerced into a betrayal of his trust. It is a trust which has its headquarters --partly in -London and partly in "Wall street. He has promised to be true to it, and he avIII be. This noble, suffering man knows. mat not a nunarea nonest Americans out of about seventy-four millions agree with him. but Banna does, and so do J. P. Morgan," the Rothschilds, Thomas B. Reed and Eugene Hale. He is not to be moved. From the altitude he so serenely occupies, he says to them, in the words o"f Hark Twain's canal boat captain, "Be calm and trust in Dollinger, and he will pull you -through!" Smooth, smug and smiling, Jie knows a satisfactory apology when he sees one, and in that respect is wonderfully easy to please. He also is able to rec ognize an "accident" when he meets it on the street. If the Vizcaya were to fire on the New York city hall he would know the act to be accidental, and con vey his sympathy and kind wishes to Spain before the newspapers could get the occurrence in type. It is a great thing to have such a careful mariner at the helm. It insures peace, irrespective of the price. All the stock tickers in creation sing his praises, while Quakers burst with envy. Happy, happy man.' SUainel The Adminisltation having made up Its mind to accept the theory that the captain of the Maine committed hari kari in Havana harbor on Tuesday night, has presumptively concluded to disgrace the gallant American sailor whose conduct under circumstances which might demoralize the bravest man. living is now the admiration of the world. There are but two alternatives. Either the Maine was blown up from without or the commander of the vessel is a careless aud incompetent officer, who must of necessity be courtmartial ed and dismissed the service. The Administration knows the truth. Before many days the American people will also know it and proceed to busi ness. The victim will not be CapL Sigs bee. Miss Willurd. The death of Frances Willard removes from American public life one of its notable figures. For the last thirty years Miss Willard has been identified with what is, known as the temperance movement, insomuch that whenever her name is spoken, the white ribbon of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union waves before one's mental vision. She has made speeches, she has served on committees, she has published books and pamphlets, she has edited papers, for the promotion of her pet cause, and whatever may be thought of the cause, it is admitted -that her devotion to it was single hearted and unselfish. She never mixed up her own personality with what she had to say. The thing to be said was the Important point in her mind; Frances Willard did not matter. If a platform happened to be the most con venient and effective place from which to make "her argument, she went on the platform. If, in her opinion, the end she liad in view could be promoted by the writing of books and magazine and newspaper articles, she wrote them. 3Vuen the Woman's Christian Temper ance Union was organized, she stepped naturally and inevitably into the posi- "tion of its guiding spirit, but it'is now. and has foeeto almost from the first, jiot Frances Willard's society, but a tem perance society, if she was on a plat form, she was there on business, and when the -business was done, she had tSht r.o .further usefor the, platform- She j ground. sufficient to shatter -windows was, in short, a business woman with j and to put out the electric lights in a personal devotion to her work, and j the city of Havana. It Is evident, she combined business methods with : therefore, that the explosive force came enthusiasm, and that was the secret i from the bpttom of the bay. pf her success. I But what is. the utility of these dis- Bvery public -character receives more j cusslohs? "One might as well try "to or less advertising, and the character i teach the Westminster catechism to the of that advertising: is a reasonably sure j man in the moon as to attempt the index to that person's character. There imposition of anything like patriotism are some people in public life whose cr a sense of national honor upon an personal traits and characteristics are Administration unalterably bent upon responsible for a large part of their ( saving Cuba to Spain, and to the Span success. They owe their prominence . ish-Cuban bondholders,- who are as not so much to brains, character, or much creditors of the political party in executive ability, as to some trick of , power, as were those other campaign manner, some idiosyncrasy of nature, J creditors who were paid off in that or to a knack of interesting the public in them personally. There are others and of these Frances "Willard was an example who are known simply as the advocates of a cause. Their personal ity is all molded to fit the needs of the particular cause they happen to advo cate. Frances Willard's magnetism, will-power, and brain-power were per fectly evident to all of her listeners, but it-was also, evident that she did not care a rap what the public thought of. her. so long as they heard and -z-re impressed by her arguments. She- was not in any controversy, with the hope of getting fame and money for her self: she vas there because- she had reason to believe that she could do good work; and if It could have been con- clusively proved to her that she could best serve the cause of temperance by dropping out of the sight ami hearing of the public, retiring to absolute ob scurity, and being forgotten, the prob abilities are that she would have re tired without the least hesitation. She believed In the various social reforms of her dav and generation. . because she thought they would help the tern- , gress that representatives of the South perance reform movement. She was. in j and "West have been voting appropria short, the personification of a principle, i tions to New England with the ut- . most willingness, and it is time some Frank Confession . j attention -was given to their own corn- Wrung- as is the American bosom, it i nierce. And that was the whole reason has still a chord which vibrates in sym- of the congress. It is hard to see why pathy ,with the Washington Evening i anybody from Alabama, Georgia, the Star and its lost correspondent at Ha vana. The Star has been printing col umn after column Of the most amaz ing, and. if it may be believed, the most exclusive news of the Maine massacre, j and now it makes formal announce- ment that for the last three days it has j had no correspondent af Havana at all. Mournfully.'we quote from the Star of , yesterday; i There is senuiiie- regret cxprcMxl b both the public ami otiictaU. that the Star has not re- reived a -.nt-cial dispatch about the Maine dis- aster from it-. Cuban repre:utaliie. Mr. Charles i his leucr, and dhpatdu mi... Culu have been regarded l the officials the Administration, I'lmcrcsNincii, wide-awake newspantr men and the ( public as the most authentic and reliable sent Irom Cubj. lli- filence at Ihi cn can only i 1-e explained by hU aUM-nce from Havana at the I time of the disaster to the Maine. ' Throwing aside for the moment as ' something not connected with the sub- i ject in hand the celebrated editorial which Mr. James Gordon Bennett re pudiated and. stopped his New York Telegram us a journal which had fooled the public long enough, we are con strained to consider this frank confes sion of the Washington Evening Star the most entertaining and instructive event in recent journalism. Looked at from any and all standpoints, it chal lenges the wonder and admiration of tlie newspaper-reading world. The Times, in common with all hu manitarians, hopes and believes that Mr. Charles Pepper will eventually be found. Whatever may be his fate, how ever, it is more than probable that the Washington. Evening Star is lost for good. The. liivctluatioii. At tlie risk of being added to the list of American jingo newspapers, and of so being brought under the intel lectual ban of Tory publications, which either because they are hired or are natuial cowards, affect to believe that the Maine blew up with the advice and consent of its officers. The Times de sires to express its full contldenee in the forthcoming report from the Board rF T?T"in(r- nnw tr itc u'ni- fn Ta-i-oi . , ,, , .i , i , .. ,. i always provided that the board shall i ,i i - i , be allowed to make the necessary in- ! , .... , . . . ., Z. vestigation nnd to ascertain the facts. ,t f , , It is perhaps, proper to add that there is a Spanish point of view to be considered in the premises! As to the investigation, it is useful to remember j that Spain has everything to lose and . nothing to gain by allowing the truth j to come out. Jxist as long as the caas, of the disaster can be kept in the form of a mystery, our Government will be prevented fiom accusing Spain of bad faith. On the other hand, the minute it is proven physically that our battleship was destn-ed by one of the numerous submarine mines which form an im portant part of the defenses of Ha vana, all the influence, power, and prestige of the Administration would be as helpless to keep the American people from going to war as it would be impossible to stop a hurricane with a suction pump. On this very account we are com pelled to feel a little dubious about the investigation. Mr. McKinley has given a sinister hint to the officers charged with it, in telling a newspaper corre spondent, as reported, that he trusted the result would develop the fact that the explosion was an accident. We are sorry to feel compelled to say that there is loo jnuch reason for believing that the Administration would do al most anything to make the affair ap pear accidental, even if the evidence were all the other way. We are justi fied in this apparently unkind position by facts already ascertaine(L.atul which are in the possession of Mr. McKinley. Capt- Sigsbee knew that the harbor of Havana was mined, and warned the Navy Department that he was likely to be blown up at any time. Gen. Fitz hugh Lee notified the State Department of the same condition, at least as early as last October. Judge Day may feel like denying this, but the files in a cer tain office, which we could name, will prove It. and the archives of the Con sulate General will also demonstrate the truth of. the assertion. The latter are not likely to have been destroyed, whatever may have happened to the former. It is a matter of record, testified to by hundreds of witnesses, that two dis tinct explosions occurred when the Maine met her terrible fate. The first was comparatively a light one. Un doubtedly that was of a small torpedo, the service of which was to set off tlie frightful mine under the battleship. ! xhe second was like the bursting-of a volcano. If it had been due to the ex plosion of a magazine, it" would have made an enormous- amount of noise; but in a hundred feet or water it would not "have created a vibration in the !,ers. Kansas-Pacific steal the other day. Sectionalism. A Boston paper made itself slightly ridiculous the otherTjay by complaining' that the South and West Commercial Congress, which recently met in Tam pa, Fla., to urge appropriations for Southern and "Western rivers and har bors, did not seem to think that New England had any existence at all. As a matter of fact, that congress was not ! called upon to consider New England. It met avow edly for the purpose of call ing attention to the condition of other parts of the country. It was called by men who believed that the South was not getting all that she ought to have ' in the way of hnrbor improvement, and j wished to see more attention paid to i such ports as Savannah, Brunswick. j Charleston. "Wilmington, Norfolk, Pen ; sacola, Tampa, and Mobile. As the ' South develops, the business of these ports increases in a way that is simply i phenomenal, and their importance should receive due consideration. It is claimed bv the members of this con- Carolinas, or Florida should have made any speeches theie in favor of the in terests of Boston, or any other New England town. They were not in the business of remembering Bostvn just then. Sectional jealousies, especially of the petty kind which sometimes crop out in this country, are about as ridiculous and pathetic nnd he two terms are not contradictory as a family quarrel. There is really no reason why any man J fn)m any gute in thls country should insist that his house, his farm, his I town, his live stock, or his wife, is so immensely superior toJiat of the man from any other State that the other man must admit the fact, or fight. It is all right lor limi to inuiK. so, uuu to say so. in a respectful way, but he must, in the interests of fairness, allow the other man to say the same thing. He must not exact for his interests a degree of respect he is unwilling to show to the rest of the country. That sort of thing is false pride, and false pride is tawdry, small, and unworthy of respect. There Is some reason for believing that when the naval investigating board com pletes its work, it will be discovered that the same torpedo which blew up rthe Maine also blew up the Republican party. If Commodore Hlohborn Is right in his ..t;r.,. tVmf Miu Mntnp can be raised and t . ...... , r .,,, ,,. ..u S means let it be done. We are afraid. however, that the commodore is uncon sciously upsetting the Administration theory. If. as he contends, four-fifths of the vessel Is yet intact, it is evident that the great magazine did not explode. Mr. McKinley. doubtless, would much rather let the boat He where she is than to ac cept a theory which would be highly offensive to our Spanish ally. If the destruction of the Maine was really due to an accident, and the Ad ministration knows it, will somebody kindly inform us why the authorities are afraid to send another ship to Havana? In our intense interest in things near ,.,,., . i i.,. home, we are likely to forget that there ' , , , . ,,,,, ih are others. Our esteemed friend the ,, . . ,. .i,in ,. Sultan, who does not like American mis- s,on:iries even a Iittle blt has Awarded m men t0 reenforce hIs army Greece and tnat is llot altogether a efuI measure. And our other friend, ... k..do. savs that if China does not pay he im)ernnty Installment falling due on May S that proceedings will follow of a nature calculated to dispel the or dinary dullness of the spring season. Whit a pity it is that other nations do not have McKinleys and McDlngley pros perity. Then there never would be any sort of fear of war; only Kansas Pacific deals and sound theology. The first thing, perhaps, is to raise The Maine. The next thing, certainly, is to raise Spain. A New York newspaper has offered $30,000 reward for evidence fixing the blame for the destruction of the battle ship Maine. That strikes us as nonsen sical. Everybody in America. outside,of the Administration, knows tlie cause of the catastrophe. If anybody has $30,000 to spare in these hard times it would be much better to offer it as a prize to the man who could demonstrate that the Administration is as dense as It claims to be. An English tailor says that he can tell what part of England a man comfcs from by the color of clothes'he wears. In this country we know a man Is from Ohio when he is clothed in checks, but we have otherwise no system of geographical tail- l oring. It is almost cruel "to anticipate what a kind gentleman like Gen. Blanco is get ting ready to say, but the spirit of pro gressive" journalism compels us to It. About the day after to-morrow the cap tain general will notify Gen. Fitzhugh Lee that he has evidence that the Maine was blown up by Gen. Gomez as a neat and effective way to create discord be tween America and the land of Don Quixote also of Weyler. Kansas Woman Muj'or. (From the Bangor Commercial.) Mrs. Curtis, who was elected mayor of Cimarron. Kansas, last fall, is making a. wonderful success in her administration of the municipal affairs of that city. The Kansas City World says that she con ducts the business of Cimarron with a master hand, and.' while her election was looked upon as a joke she is now regard ed as the best mayor that Cimarron has ever had. Cimarron at this time is weighted down with a large municipal 4 indebtedness contracted In a county seat war. Mrs. Curtis 'has taken the matter in hand and is handling" it to the satis faction of the bondholders and taxpay- CAPfTOL GOSSIP. fi 1 Secretary Gage is Indignant over what he considers to be abuse of a letter sent to a Congressman, and of the privileges afforded members to extend their re marks in thij Record. Some time ago RepresentativeiGaineSr of Tennessee, re quested the Secretary for certain infor mation relative tqrthe alleged prepara tion by former Secretary Foster for an issuance of bonds' during the- closing days ot the garrison Administration. Secretary Gage replied with the infor mation giving the data, a copy of Mr. Foster's circular and the wording of the proposed bond. It was signed by Mr. Gage, as Secretary. Mr. Gaines used it in his speech on the currency question in the House. The Democratic" committee is preparing a lot of campaign literature, and among the pamphlets now being Is sued is one containing this speech of Mr. Gaines, and nnother by Mr. Osborne, of Wyoming. The letter of the Secretary appears with an autographic signature. Secretary Gage has complained to the joint committee on, printing that the use in the Record of an autographic signa ture is a 'violation of the rules, and he nsks that It be expunged. Mr. Gaines says the committee gave him permission to use it. and lie swears he never will re move It. Mennw,hile. although Mr. Gage la fretting and fuming over the matter, the presses at the Government Printing Ofllce, are running off the speeches at the rate of several thousands a day. Several Congressmen were poking fun at Representative Richardson yesterday over a discovery made in the first vol ume of his work on "The Messages of the Presidents." In his sketch of Presi dent Washington. Mr. Richardson, re ferring to his marriage, says he married a "widow lady." As a specimen of tau tology this Is about as striking tin ex ample as can lie found. If the Govern ment ever gives the plates of this work to Mr. Richardson so he can Issue it pri vately he will probably have this par ticular page revised. H. A. Hopkins was yesterday nominated to be postmaster at St. Clair. Mich. A few years ago Mr. Hopkins was a clerk to Mr. Richardson, one of Michigan's Congressmen, and correspondent for one of the Michigan newspapers. Subse quently he married the daugiiter of Con gressman Whiting from the same Suite, and removed to St. Ciair. where he bought, and has since published, a hot Republican newspaper regardless of the fact that his father-in-law is an ardent Democrat. He did good work tor the Mc Ktnley movement, and his appointment yesterday as postmaster is his reward for those services. -& A prominent member of the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs, who knows all the Important officers of the navy personally, and particularly those who have been detailed to act as the court of inquiry over theMaine accident, said last evening that if it were so inclined not all the power and iniluence of the Adminis tration could cause the members of that court to swerve ;$m a verdict in accord ance with the" facts, if there would be any leaning :ii'afU this Senator said, it ,1 uiu uv iiuLuiui lu CAji;yL it ill iiie unei;- tiou of tne 0lllcers,who were In command of the ship. If the accident should be shown to havabeen the result of careless ness, then tlie men in charge of the vessel are subject to such p'unishment as may best fit the dasrt 1 Tlie future of Capt. Sigsbee and his associates depend upon j the verdict of-the-rourt and the honor of heroic officers will not, this Senatocsay, bq sacrificed even' if demanded by higher powers, unless the) facts should warrant such a findipg, ; Commodore Sampson, who was on duty at the Navy Depart ment, "and during the time Mr. Herbert was Secretary w'as practically head of tlie department, is spoken of as a man of the most mnrked integrity. Naval officers have nothing to fear at the hands of these men. The most lioticeable feature in the de bate on the bankruptcy bill yesterday was the fact that nearly all of the mem bers wlio made speeches read them from manuscript. It is not unusual to see a single member read a speech in the House, but to see seven-eighths or all speeches delivered- in one debate read from carefully prepared manuscript is an incident and an innovation. Former Minister Ransom was aj. the House a few days ago talking about his experiences m Mexico. After the min ister left the cloakroom one of the mem bers said: "Did you ever talk to the minister when his mind has been occupied with busi ness?" and without waiting for a reply the member continued: "I did. I met him soon after his return from Mexico and after we shook hands he said: " 'How is your sister, Frank? " 'She is well. I replied. "Tlie minister's mind then returned to some business for five minutes and then he said: " 'How is your sister. Frank?' and as before. I replied that she was well. Five minutes later he raised his eyes from some papers and remarked: " 'Oh, Frank, how is your sister?' T thought the conversation was becoming rather monotonous and to change it 1 an swered that she was very ill. " 'Bless me. you don't bay so. I am sorry to hear it, Frank.' "He turned to his papers again for an other five minutes, and, hang me, if he didn't turn around and say: " 'Frank, how Is your sister?' At first I thought he was guying mo, but. looking at him sharply, I realized he had for gotten the conversation and I answered sadly, 'She is dead.' " 'Why, man, you don't mean It.' he ex claimed, jumping from his seat and ex tending Ills hand in a most sympathetic manner, adding, 'this is dreadful: when did it happen: tell me all about it.' " 'Why,' I replied, 'I killed her just now. When I came in your office r told you she was well twice; then I told you she was very ill. and that didn't impress you. So for your benefit 1 have just killed her.' "The old man looked at me for a mo ment and then replied: " 'You must pardon me. Frank, T was thinking about these papers.' " Newa. To tlie Kditor of ThciTinies: The late J. B. JMcCullagh once said that good journalistic work consisted in knowing whem hell would break loose next and having a man on tlie spot- How do you reconcile this with the Star's statement that since February 9 it has had no correspondent at Havana? F. J. Mr. McCuUagh's- maxim was intended for newspaper1 men. 2o Accident. To the Editor of The Times: If the Administration really believed that the Maine affair was an "accident," would there be. any: hesitation about send ing one of the near-by cruisers into Ha vana to look after the survivors, wreck age, etc., in this ".friendly" port? X. The Administration doesn't believe it was an accident. As a matter of fact, it knows that it was not. War. To the Kditor of Tlie Times: Can the President of the United States declare war, without the consent of the House and Senate? SUBSCRIBERS. No. Congress alone possesses that power. The "Degeneracy of the Times. (From the Boston Transcript.) Yes, there has been a great falling oft in the human race in the last twenty years. The young men who used to spend their days and nights in the" prof itable work of coloring their meer schaums are now succeeded by a. race of degenerates who only color their fingers with the cigarettes they smoke. j ' iirm.xv.t 1 w vow., Wmf I' The purpose of the sale the sincerity of our policy the still remaining merchandise that MUST be moved tlie realization that we've but a few hours left all call for heroic efforts and we cut the last cords with grim determination. Today will be the day of days for the. patrons of The Saks Stores for the people of Washington. Boys' Clothing: We've gathered around two or three, price centers all the small lots for your c ii o i c e t o d xy . Price here now you know isn't a clew to value. Il doesn't begin to represent worth. We shall offer a lot of Boys' All-Wool Short Pants Suits, in double breasted and reefer styles; -neat pattern, to fit ages 4. to 14 years, and worth . f up to l; for l.Uj l "We've gathered together a hundred ?3.3. ?1, $4.j0 and $5. Fancy Cheviot Short Punts Suits in Reefer and Double breasted styjlej-running in sizes from I. to 15-ears. Not all sizes in each p.uttern.jut as they're all good effects ypu can't make a mistake. Some have double seat and knees. . Oo Your choice af JJW.OV Boys' Reefers. Two lots but both of them are big values. Brown or Red Mixed Astrakhan Cloth Reefers, with bands of black or brown cloth edging, sailor collars, pearl buttons; sizes 'i to S yrs. ..,, ., Special at -t3. Lot of Blue Chinchilla Reefers, with sailor or storm collars, lined with Italian cloth; sizes. 3 to 1C n AQ years; wortli $1.30. for i2.4o Boys' Knee Pants. SO pairs of plain and fancy AI1 Wool Cheviot Knee Pants, junior and older styles: fit ages up to If, years: i.-c is what they re worth Today 38c Another lot nearly as big wool Cheviot Short Pants, worth up to &?e; choice ".. of all 58c Young" Men's Suits. Here's a lesson in economy. Lot of Young men's I-ong Pants Suits, regular $5, JC, and $7.30 val ues: fancy cheviots of neat dressy pattern, made up in single-breasted sacks; perfect fitting coats and styl ishly shaped trousers sizes q 13 to 19. Your choice at O.VO Boys' Shirt Waists. What's a small store's stock is a big store's remnants. We give you the remnants of that last Shirt Waist purchase. Those that were ."jOc. L'nlaundered Percales; perfect fitting, in neat tasty patterns Today 2jC Those Laundered Percale AVaists that are worth 73e. and $1 and of which there are almost all sizes 0(.- we shalL sell today at VC Tlie balance of the Star AVaists that have been 75c and in with them we will put all of our stock at that price. They are handsome patterns, and the most perfect-fitting q waist made. Today OOC Boys' Shoes. What are left of the 31.25 and $1.30 Lace Shoes in sizes 12 to J 1-2 . go today, at i bl.UU Saks The Gnln.s of .Equal Suffrage. To lite Kditor of The Times: The Times has this week quoted from the Albany Argus an article claiming that woman suffrage is making no prog ress. On this point let the facts speak for themselves. Sixty years ago women could not vot anywhere. In 1S3S Kentucky gave school suffrage to widows. In, 1SH." Kansas save lit to all women. In 1S69 England gave municipal suffrage to single women and widows, and "Wyoming gave full suffrage to all women. 5chooL suffrage was grant ed in ISTo by Michigan and Minnesota, In 1876 -by' Colorado, in 187S by New Hamp shire and Oregon, in 1S79 by Massachu setts, in lSSOby New York and Vermont. In 1SS1 municipal suffrage was. granted to the single women of Scotland. Ne braska gave woman school anffrage in 1SS3, and Wisconsin In 1SS5. In 18S6 school suffrage was given in Washington and municipal suffrage to single women and widows In Ontario and New Brunswick. In 1SS7 municipal suffrage was given to women in. Kansas, and school suffrage in North and South Dakota, Montana, Ari zona and New Jersey. In the same year Montana gave taxpaying women the right to vote upon all questions submit ted to the 'taxpayers. Th 1S91 school suf frage was granted in Illinois. In 1892 mu nicipal suffrage was given to single wom en and widows in the province of Quebec In 1893 school suffrage was- granted in Connecticut, and fulL suffrage in. Colora- 'do and New Zealand. In 1SDI school suf frage was granted, in Ohio, a limited mu nicipal suffrage in Iowa, and parish and. district suffrage in England to women, both married and single. In 1S95 full suf frage was granted in South Australia to women, both marriod and single. In 1S9G full suffrage was granted to women In Utah and Idaho. In 1S37" the legislatures of Washington and Sonth. Dakota passed full suffrage amendments by more than a two-thirds vote. In view of these facts, is the article that you quote from the Argus justified in saying, "The suffrage cry of" 'gain' Is" air' empty nothing?" ALICE STONE BLACKWELL. Your Last Chance. Today the Inventory Sale ends. For a month a succession of terrific sacrifices has given you unequaled buy ing opportunities. But this last day shall eclipse them all. Men's Furnishings. Here you - are. You're looking for what we've got to offer forSaturday fc.- ffih ':j& sA S &ATAI rS:-.V ', iv r . nit yj and expecting a good mWr 1 'A (.V ."& : --.is kiir' deal- We'll surprise von asrreeablv to- &" day. You may pick as you please among 'our Fancy 23c and Soc Neckwear good as other folks 50c grade better pat terns Tecks, Four-in-Hands, Bows that are tied and those for you to tie yourselves 2 for 25c Choice of all fancy 51, $1.2.1 and $L30 Neckwear the highest grade that is' made in Tecks, Puffs, Imperials, Four-in-IIar.ds, and Ascotfa - 39c , a for ii.oa Whatever among the ?1.50 Under-, wear that's broken In size will "be offered for your choice to- -. day at OC And what or the $1 Underwear that is broken in size will be clos- -rs ed out at OUC "We've about . Madras Bosom Shirts with cuffs to match that have been $1 and $1.23; as there are not all sizes, we shull close these ---out at OUC 2100 Linen Reversible Cuffs, sizes. 3, 8 1-2. 9, 9 1-2 and 1U oiily:take 3 n pairs for 23c, or single pairs JC Scattering sizes of Outseam Walk ing Gloves: dollar grade. . F-for OUL Men's size Fancy Bordered Handker chiefs even as good value .and as at tractive patterns as these are. we don't want to cairy any over. Take your choice. : for 2oc or each What's left of the last of 2."c Natural Wool Half Hose Men's Clothing. 'The final effort shall be the most ft, notable of the en tire sale the most X t L I important to y Wit thi nro5t IoSS wAl suiting, to us. v y -rr-rJ it's only for VQIL- loss re- But' only one day more and w e'll stand it In that lot t $5.75 of Suits at we have put some of the choicest values we ever made up to sell at $10. They're worth $10 today would be worth $10 next season if we permitted ourselves to carry over any stock. Single and Double Breasted Sacks tailored with as much care as tho" they were to be sold at 550. Men's Overcoats. (T C( for Overcoats J)Q. J U worth up to 5 S10. These Coats are Black and Blue Kerseys cut the right length and lined with wool and Italian cloth. Pay you to buy one for next winter's wear if you don't need it" now.- and Company; "SAKS' CORNER. Americn nnd ".Mnnlfrst "DeMiny." (From the Review of Reviews.) The real strength of the movement for the annexation of Hawaii is to be found in a national feeling which cannot be understood except by those who share in it. It Is a feeling that grows out of our history and that rests upon survivals of faith In the old American doctrine of our "manifest destiny." While we were still a small struggling power, our forefathers had the largness of vfewr to press our boundaries further and further to the westward, until at length they acquired the splendid continental domain which was won not for any Immediate benefit they could derive from It, but for a her itage to their children and for the fu ture glory of their nation. They, in their times, met with precisely the same sort of opposition that confronts today the men of large vision and of faith in the future. Most of us today are glad 'hat Jefferson made the Louisiana purchase, and even that Seward bought Alaska, while there are also well-informed men ready to say that they think President Grant was right and Senator Sumner wrong in the bitter fight over the an nexation of San Domingo. The Pacific Ocean is to be the theater of great events in the coming century. The next two generations of Americans will in sist upon playing a large part in those events, in spite of the. warnings of cer tain gentlemen now living who shudder at a policy of expansion. If we should embrace the present opportunity to- bring the Hawaiian Islands under our flag, posterity would probably be thankful to us precisely as we are thankful to our forefathers for their acquisitions. Krneger's Popularity. (From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.) President Krueger, of the South African republic has lost none of his popularity :among his own people. This is shown in ,111s recent re-election as president. Out ot VJ.va votes cast lie receiveu i.iiH. -Every string was pulled that could be to beat "Oom Paul, and the English papers were quite sure of his defeat, but he'has triumphed, as has been his wont in i .everything he has -undertaken. Ladies' Suits and Jackets. If we have' made some deep cuts be fore, what will you say to these? Our responsibility lor your satisfaction is insurance for the reliability of the values offered. A lot oC ladles Suits. some with waists", some with coats, some with " blouses loose ami tight-fittln;? fronts, braid and satin trimmed; or tr'ctly raan-talorel ; Serges, Cheviots and Fancy Weaves $13, ?20. and $23 values ,.,. for .' i : J?9. SO Ladies' Coats. lot of 310 and 315 Covert. Astrak han Irish Frieze and Kerrey oats, cut In latest style.. lined witn silk or sat in, finished with strap seamg. , nrt Your choice for 0-UU All tlie Ladies" Coats- that have been 3TJW and 39. broken sizes of course, but exclusive styles and relia ble qualities. Your choice ,... -rt for .. S2o0 Misses' Reefers. "We've perhaps 15 or those Faacy Cheviot Reefers that were 33.75. Sizes 1 to S. To close them out OC Ladies' Waists. Take your choice of those Gingham. Lawn, and Batiste Shirt Waists, that were SI, J1.2j. and 3LS0 To- -today at 2dC Men's Hats. We've taken an other "hitch" in the price and this will put us in proper shape to take stock we're sure. OUR values at these re-ductions.- remember that. L.ot of the Black. Brown and Pearl Fedora., that have been 51.30, $1.75, 32.00 and $2.2rto close i'l.UU Last of the 3UW. $1.7. $2."0 and $2.25 Derbys, all this present . , season's shapes; to close 1-UU Lot of Men's Golf Caps, that are regular 30 and 73c values; today 20C Men's and Boys' Shoes. The greater the sacrifice the surer the clearance and we want clear counters above everything else by tonight. These prices talk. The large sizes and small sizes of Men's Shoes in a variety of styles ail our dependable lines $2.50. $3, $4, and grades shall go , 0 at J1 .OV All the new complete lots of $4 Black and Russia Calf and Patent and Knamel Leather Shoes this sea son's "styles offered" today Z 52.79 V 644.4 Citikeristu vs. Hryniiimi. (From the Review of Reviews. Mr. Croker and Mr. Bryan represent diametrical extremes in our political methods. The Tammany leader affords the most striking example of bo-s anil machine methods that our recent tend encies have yet e'oIved; while "Mr. Bryan, who is an orator and a. true leader, represents the convictions ami enthusiasms of great multitudes of men and the" triumph of principles over party machinery and campaign funds. In tKe great pending struggle between Croker and Bryan for the control of the Demo cratic party. Mx. Croker may happen to represent a safer public policy in thu matter of finance than is represented by Mr. Bryan. But it is certainly to be hoped that there arc in this country a good rainy thousands of firm believers in the gold standard who would rathe see political power wielded in the gov ernment of this Nation tay a free-silver man of Mr. Bryan's type than by a sound-money n an of Mr. CroTcer's. There are worse things to be feared than thu disasters of a mistaken financial policy, although we do not underrate the gravi ty of such disasters. Mr. Bryan's only hope of success in the struggle for fu ture leadership in the Democratic party? must, in our judgment, depend upon hfa freedom from complicity in the method.1 of such political leaders as Richard Croker. PnyliifT U in Our Medlcliit. (From the Pittsburg Post.) Germans- is doing only what France. Canada, Mexico and half a dozen other nations have done, but in a more direct way. Anyone with an ounce of com mon sense should have realized, when the Dfngley blunder was in process of hatching, declaring commercial war on the whole "world on the pretense of pro tecting American Interests, that wq wora taking the first step to impair or destroy their interests. When we get blows In return at least in self-rcsnect we sKotiltlf Ihold our peace and not- whine. ' faJJi ISnt i V.