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THE- TIMES, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, AU&UST 8; 1898.
SOUSE OF COMMONS OPINION. Sarprlxe at Our Course RejjnrdlnKr the I'lilllppliics,. " Lonabn, Aug. 7. At the morm nt when England's relations with Russia are so strained that sober journals give pub licity to the rumor that the real pur pose of the Princess of "Wales's precipi tate visit to Copenhagen is to influence the Russian court in favor of peace, at such a moment the prospects and terms of peace between America and Spain still occupy the chief place in public attention. On all tides it is felt that the ques tion that matters Is just that question which, in his commun'cation to JL Cambon. President McKinley left open to be settled hereafter by a joint com mission of the two powers, the quest on of the Philippines. In the lobby of the House of Commons there is Brow ing: curiosity as to the reasons which led him to this step. In the cas of Cuba, Porto Rico and the Ladrones. Spain is given no option. President ilclvinley's demands are precise ana peiemptory- "Why are they not so m the case of the Philippines? Opinion oscillates between two an swers one. that the Presid-nt seeks to soften the blow of surrendering the islands by giving Spain an opportunity of doing so in free conference instead of at the sword's point; the other, that had the President formulated his de mands with respect to the Phil ppinas at his stage, Germany would have giv en the opportunity, which she undoubt edly seeks, of intervening. There are other guesses at the cause of President McKinley's reticence on this point, but the two cited are w"hat you hear in circles where opinion, even when incorrect, is usually thoughtful and well informed. Nowhere is it said the President left the future of the Philippines an open question because he had not yet made up his mind. As to the -future of the Philippines, all views as to what America will do or should do coincide in this anxious xmvnoi-.-Ti llmt cVia 5s lindpr nliHrrit!nn to the whole world to effect &uch a 1 settlement as shall make it impossible for any European power to effect a lodgment there without throwing down the gauntlet to the United States. "Un- J less she acts -up to this obligation, the Philippines are certain to become the cockpit of Europe." THE .RUSSIAN WAS, CLOUD. Either Czar or ltrituiu AVill Have to Kctieiit. London, Aug. C To ay that the rela tions between England and Russ a are strained is only to say that they still are as they have been any time thest two years past, but today the situation is so grave that the only pacific solu tion is for one or the other power to climb down publicly. The trouble is about the contract which the Chinese government was about to s gn with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank fcr a loan to extend the railway to Newch wang. secured en he railway itself. M. Pavloff having peremptorily for bidden the hypothecation of the rail way, and thus made the loan impos sible, the British minister. Sir Claude Msedonald, under instructions cabled by Lor Salisbury on the 2?d of July informed the Yamen that England would "not tolerate any interference of another power as between her maj esty's subjects and the Chinese govern ment contracts freely entered into with them by the latter and would support the Chinese government in leslsting such aggression." Next day the Russian minister re peated with added emphas.s his de mands, and so the matter stands pend ing the decision of China as to wh ch power she will cast in her lot with. Anyway, the momentous fact stands out beyond, reach of opinion or recall that in the sight of the whole world Lord Salisbury has at last thrown1 down bis glove to Russia on behalf of the policy of the "open door." It sa happens that the bulk of the trade at stake at Newchwang is Amer.can. To this piece of news should be added two others, and the gravity of the situ ation will be understood. The firs is that Russia lias forbidden the Shah of Persia to accept a loan from a Br.t sh bank with which he was on the point of -signing a contract; the secend that Russia has assumed the protectorate of Rhaelta, which will enable her to divide with England the control of the southern entrance to the Red Sea. " The admiralty is preparing for all emergencies, and will soon be ready to mobilize the entire lleet at the. short est notice. Every oflicer and man oa furlough, or en half pay, has teen assigned to a ship, and instructed to be in readiness to join at the earliest moment possible after being notified to do so. Therefore, practically, evry ship in the British navy, whih r in or out of commission, at the presjnt mo ment has its full war complement -of officers and men ready to tak2 her out to sea when the time arrives. According to Paris advices. Admiral Berloliere, commanding the French China squadron, has cabled a demand for re-enforcements and for a large credit to be applied to erecting fort.fl cations. The reason given for these demands is that the natives of the ICwang-Chou-Wane region are showing signs 'of hostility. But there is some suspicion here that the action of the French admiral may be conn cted with a desire to back up Russian designs. The Clinmplon Sin..-7er. From the Louisville Post) 'Did yon ever know a man who could sneeze loud enoutrh to break up a camp meetinp, to Etop the taking of testimony In court, and cau-e a bellewinp cow to stop in di'jrust and wonder T.htthe noie was that was drowning its thunder ous voice?" said an old fihtrman last nielit. On bonjr informed that his sneezer -was entitled ' to the cake and all the accessories necessary to conduct an up-to-date bakery, the gintlernan "eon- j tented to tell more of his sneezing friend. Uc i said: i "While fishinc in a mountain town in Eastern ' Kentucky last Fall. I went to the villare n-ar by i one xaiiy- mominjj xo axiena circuit court. The judge was delivering an iroprcirc charge to the grand jury, and every car was hstetiirg to catch each word, when the tiUnc&s of the court was broken by an unearthly ker-chew, ker-chew. ker chew! etc. The judge was thunderstruck, and in stantly every cje was turned toward the rear cl the room, where a little, unobtrusirc-lookintr old fanner sat snt-crinp as if bis head would come , ofi. TJie judce orde-rd tlie sheriff to bring the intruder before Uie lench. The offender came forward, and the jodge had a fine entered against the innocent cause of the di-turhance. -"Two of the sneezer' friends were called, -who testified to the man's coed character and bis;h fUndine. but paid they could hear him neriK throe miles any day in the year. One said that the sneezer once broke up a Camp meeting with a swroiiur spell, and that he saw an enraged bovine stop a thunderous bellonim lit to lk in wonder at the human who could make more rieife tlun a mad bull. Hut the old fellow couldn't help it, and the fin; was remitted." Selilnttor'x Arre- fTrom the Philadelphia Times.) Frar Schlatter. th reputed "divine h aler." wha is iid to cure all physical ailments bv the mere laying on of his liand. was a defendant twfore Judce Audenrird in Quarter Sessions Court, !No. 1. yesterday. He was charged with maliciously taking down' and detroing an American flair, and entered a plea of KUilty, after Iwing adued to do so lry his counsel, John 1L IC Scott. The flag in ques tion (,was HaaUnir from over the doorway of a hotel at Sixteenth and ilarket Streets. Schlatter came along, tore the flag from its fastening and flung it into the street. He was immediately arrested, and incc that date. July 7, had been Iving in Uoyaraensing Prison. In answer to Assistant District Attorney Bar low as to why he tore down the flag, Sclilatter said lie had no recollection of the occu-rence. He lelt as if he had been drugged, he said, and certainly was suffering f r m a mental aberration. Altogether he appeared heartily sory for his folly, and after reading him a lecture Judge Audenrlcd Expended sentence and discliarged Schlatter, sayinir he should rnrard the twenrv- ight days served by the prisoner as sufficient puuumuiuii m una instance. Tins was the first indictment under the new et of the assembly making it a felony to Insult aad'dcgrade the American flag. AT POINT-ST. IGNACE. A Nor Ui ailclilK'ttii ItcHort on the StrnltH oC Muelilnac. St. Ignace, Mich., Aug. 7. To the weary ears of the modern woman, whose nerves have been laid 'bare by the Winter's wor ries, there is. an allurement in the thought of North Michigan. It promises something free and quiet a deep, undls tuitoed forest primeval, with delicious, piney odors, and the rare companionship of rocks clouds, and boundless waters. As weLturned northward from Detroit, and crept along the low-lying Hats In the river, nd leaving Port Huron, plunged Into Lake' Huron, we began to breathe the freshness of l-hoair of the north lakes. After louchtag a.l Oscoda, Alpena, and Cheboygan, on drawing near Mack inac weegan to -feel that we were really among the "historic regions of the "West. The picturesque old white fort of Mack inac Island towered up against the blue sby, high above tho landing. The huge hotels, pretty cottages and tents, and the hustle of a modern watering place seem very incongruous in this place; that we think of as dedicated to the knlght-er-raney of Marquette and La Salle. In the midst of this -modern bustle -there Is a weird suggestivociess in the dirge-like In dian names, the pathetic legenls clinging to the rocks and caves. t!he old buildings of the John Jacob Astor Fur Company, which brought the first English-speaking men to this region long before the first wnite man settled In OhiiAigo, and -Che lit-' tie, old, low-lying houses hugging the shore, with their faint odor of long ago. One has but to close the eyes to bring back some o.f the storn scenes that have been witnessed here. Our destination was St. Jgnace, a. town beautifully situated on the north side of the Straus. Here it was that Marquette, in 1G71, made the second permanent set tlement in Michigan, the first being at the Sault. The town stretches along the shore-line, forming a huge letter S, for about two miles. The traveling men call it the "shoe-string town." The Interest of the village centers in the old mission church, where Marquette left his auto graph in an old painting of St. Ignatius Loyola. It reposes behind the altar in the chapel, and the 2,000 Catholics out of the 2.500 inhabitants hold it in the greatest -veneration.- But the ch,irm of the town is In its de licious pine woods and the beautiful isl ands, within sailing distance, dotting here and there tiie vut'rs of the straits. No matter what the Temperature is "be low." it is always cool at Point Jgnace. for this is the central point between the three great lakes, which seem incessantly tossing ball at one another. No sooner has the wind ceased blowing from Lake Michigan than Lake Huron hurls back the breeze, and Lake Superior sends forth its blast .from tue north. You can find here a few simple hotels, but no pref.y cottages. In the Fall there are occa sionally deer to be seen tkulking about the door-yards, and &enii-occaslonally a bear. Everyone rums fisher at St. Jg nace. It was a longing :o catch the first rouskalcnge of the beason that hurried us oil late one hazy afternoon to be ready for the( early morning fishing among the islands. But the wind went down as we were beating up one of the clianciels. clouds banked up to the northward, and as the sun dropped out of sight amid the exquisite colors of a Mackinac sunset, the oncoming night cut short the beau tiful 'panorama. Flnshes of lightning varied by bolts of thunder struck terror to us all as the high winds carried us out Jnto the lake. W.iich seemed to be of Stygian blackness. For five hours we mounted huge waves and plunged down deep abysses, but the boat was fatanch, and the captain and Joe were true, and so when the calm, clear morn ins found us, we were near our town wharf at St. Igaace. One of the famous drives from St Ig nace is to Point aux Cheuvs. The Toad leads over the bluff from the village un til it reaches Lake Michigan, and th creeps in and but of the fragrant pine woous lor nitpen miles. About half way we pass Polnte de Barbe, where, in times past, -all voyagers to Mackinac stopped to shave before arriving at the "Empo rium of the West" Where the woods break away from the shore little plain, white-washed log cabins or low-roofed farm houses appear in groups, with fish ing nets- spread out to dry, telling the tale of the struggle for existence. These farmer-fishermen are half breeds and children "swarm about the gates as we go by. There are only about -3G0 Indians left in these regions, scattered among the Cheneaux. La Crosse village. St. Ignace and Pino and Indian rivers. It was only sixty years ago when "C00 dusky forms gathered at Mackinac Island to receive the fewlollars apiece doled out to them by the Government until the treaty with the Delawares and Chlpoewas. They have been ,easy to civilize, but they have a wonderful wav of disappearing after receiving enlightenment. About General Shcrmnn. (From tho Phautauquan.) "General, I never understood how it was you came to sain the rcpniaf o'l of 'the (treat Ameri can Beau; won't 3'ou rnlighten us?" The ouesticn tickled him. The tamr-d ficc dis solved into wrinkles, and, after laughinir in his silent way fcr a minute or two, he said: "Well, now, ou Mill he surprid when I tell j you tat the whole thing was the work of (Jen. ' Grant, but it's a fact. Just after the war j clo-cd Grant asked me to take a ride with him i in Washington behind a horfc lip had jirt bcusht ' and of which he wtH ery Lnd. As wc spun down the Avenue I said, 'See here. Grant, now that th j piping times of jicace have rome. we must clioosi ( a fad. ' I " 'What are you driving at, Sherman?" l:c j asked. " j " '1 mean to say tliat if wc don't fix upon somethimr. the public will do it for us, and it may not be plcanf.' ' " 'Well, it i pretty gne-al!y known that I am ' fond of horses; I -suppose that will answer for me. j Wltat have jou in mind? i "I told him I -bad fixed upon nothing as jet, but would try to do so. Meanwhile. I asked for I his help. He said he would be glad to serve me. "Now, what do you suppaso Grant did?" asked .ShTinan. with pretended indignation. "Why. he , made straight for the newspaper correspondents , and told them that I had formed the resolution to devote the rest of my life to earning the name of a gallant for all the young ladies in the coun try. At th" same time, he intimated to the news, paper men that lie would take it as a personal ' favor if they would do wliat they could to sp cjd the news; it wculd doubtless be of assistance to me, and he -was surd I w-ould appreciate the kind- j nes.. "Well, those correspondents didn't nerd any ! urging. Tl- whole thing was h-aldcd from one ' end of the country to the oilier, my fust knowl edge coming fcnm the papers tiieme'vcs. I saw , through the whole -thing. HiclrIi Grant tried to play inncccntl Ah, he wa- a sly wag, hut," add- i ed Sherman, "I-forgaVc him, end I find ihe work ' of trying to live up to the reputation he made j for me the most delightful pursuit of my life." 1 An AriNt-rnllnn "Welcome. I (From tthe Sydney Daily Tel graph.) j tVe trut that no Australian voics will he laisMl against the proposal to annex Hawaii to the ' United States. The only possible ground of objectke is tliat Hawaii must be annexed to ' the empire. Tliat ground is imiw-sible, because ' if annexation is to be tic only p-otcctio.i for Brit- j ish interests the whole world must ha ann-xed at ' once. A change has been for some time com ing over the spirit of United States policy. These Americans are unmistakably marching I away from the older limitation', and the war 1 -with Spain will probably accelerate tbeir ncjn. Under the new conditions they may sec their i way to complete the Nicaragua Canal and guard ! it with naval stations, one of -which would .un doubtedly he Hawaii. The place cannot long ccape annexation by some power, and if any I power can be ibid to have the right of anncxa- ! tion the Unilrd Stales lias obviomlv the het right. It is their-affair, however. Should (he Sen ate, as seeni3 probable, follow the example of i Speaker Rccd and withdraw its opposition, we may be sure .that the American flag will wave over the islands very soon. Our policv is to . do nothing to thwart those who in the future 'may be very close neighbors of ours on long ' lines. If we picked the world over wc could not have better neighbors. It is bette-. therefore, to bow them in to Hawaii, should they be bent ' on going there, than to accompany thcra with ' an irajo;eni uut iimprgeirauie snarl. Was cured of Chronic Constipa tion of several years-' standings by Dr. Henry's Blood Tea. au7-tf M. J. Eeaae. A HOUSE BENT ON BURNING. One BuliaiiiK Afire "Vour "TIiiioh Within n Single AVeelc. For the fourth time within a week fire was discovered at' No'. 933 II Street north west last night about 12 o'clock, caused by a defective range, and tjie rear of the dwelling was made uninhabitable by the llames. Tho house Is occupied ,as a boarding house by Mrs. Elfza Brooks. Last Monday night about 10 o'clock the first fire occurred and did small dam age. The same night the place was again discovered to be in a -blaze, but the llames were soon extinguished -without calling on the fire department. About 9 o'clock last night llames were discov ered bursting from the walls and floor ing of the room above -the kitchen, and tho engines were called out. The fire men worked over the building tor an hour, and when they left they were con fident that they had amoth'ered tho last vestige of nre.-Howover, at 12 o'clock tho same room again became ablaze. The firemen were again called into ser vice, and this time they Hooded the place with water. The Jire was confined -to- the rear of the house. Including the kitchen and the rooms immediately over it, while the dining room and halls, were badly dam aged by the firemen and policemen track ing dirt over the carpets. Several of the boarders Jost all of their clothing and all of them who occupied rooms in the rear of the hpuse were eom pelled to seek shelter elsewhere for the night. The fire was causetl by the over heating of the woodworkoverthe stove In the kitchen and by the dry, inflam mable condition of the wood In the cell ing and walls. The laths which hold the plaster caught fire froni an exception ally hot fire, which was maintained in tho range all day and even till a late hour last night, as the coals were still smol dering when the firemen arrived at 12 o'clock. The ceilings and -walls of the rooms in the Immediate vicinity of .the flames were soaked through with water and all the woodwork in the kitchen and the room above it was thoroughly drenched. The damage to the building, which is covered by insurance,, , will .probably amount to about S1.50Q, while the value of the personal propertv lost -was Impossi ble fo ascertain. The entire rear of the building will probably have to be rebuilt and new flooring put 'down throughout the halls. Ttirec Tiny Jnclc Sheparu.s. Sergt. Moore and Policeman Stenhousc, of the First Precinct, captured a trio of youthful thieves last night who were starting on the road that ends in the penitentiary. The boys were barely able to reach the rail in the station house when they were aked to tell the station keeper their names, which they said were George Benner, Louis Peroni and Joseph Cantella. aged six, eleven and thirteen, respectively. Policeman Stenhousd saw Benner and Peroni break into the poultry establish ment of John T. Babbitt on C Street northwest, and take therefrom one lfve duck, which they intended to sell for ten cents. The two were arrested and taken to the station house, where they told the policemen that they had entered the store once before in the afternoon in company with Cantella, and that they had stolen five ducks. One of these they disposed of .for ten cents, and for another they had received 25 cents. The remaining three web-footed birds had been hidden in a piece of terra cotta pipe to be taken out and disposed of later. The boys said they had pried off tho iron bar which fastens the window with a hatchet and had effected an entrance into the building In that way. Sergt. Moore heard the story and he and Po liceman Stenhouse lay in wait for the other member of the desperate gang of hardened criminals. When they caught, him he was' so frightened that he could hardly talk, but he did not deny imving participated In the. robbery. ,. A colored man AVhom the police cannot find saw the boys hide the three ducks and he took them from their hiding place and put them back into the store. The boys were all locked ,up in one of the witness rooms at the station and they will be brought to the Police Court this morning to answer to the charge of petty larceny. TffADPvID XN" WA3-TIME. Slgltt.s mid Scenes Anions the Poor of Spain' Capital. An article in the London Graphic gives a pic ture of Madrid in war time wnich almost rivals the famine scenes in India, or the memories which Kughsh manufacturing toniu. have of the das of the cotton famine, when nulls were shut down and opeiatives starved because it the war in America. The peculiar organization of Spanish society creates a lance clns of Tnggar, an! oilier pensioners ujwn the public bounty, even in the best of times. The state of thing- now is almost indescribable. The London correspondent sa: "We are quite aware of the numerous poor house', homes and Tefuge", where the he!ple-s are stowed away in this thrifty city, of the goodly number of poo. people who swarm the streets bv day and sleep m the stone benches or closed docrwajs and nooks and cornera at night; of the unfortunate families (formerly, per haps, rich), who cannot beg and are helped by the Society of the -Saint Vincent de I'aul and other charitable assrciations formed by the noble ladies of iladrid; of the boundless pr.vate chari ties if the big hi at d Qicen Regent of Spa'n, snd of the equally kind Infanta Dona Isabel; of the numerous poorhouses founded and supported by the present cnil gccrnor, Don Alberto de Agu ilcra who has often to hutruet bis police to pick Tip and send back t6 their native places the swarms of surplus ior from the provinces which infe-t Madrid j ct wJe never 'expected Id witness such a scene of misery at, that pf .today on the grounds and at the promises of one of the poor houses, lately fourded, by Senor Aguilcra, by the help of the Queen Regent, and called "AiIo de Santa Cristina." From time to time ihe -civil governor, -when he lias collected from voluntary contributions and from the fines imposed on gambling clubs, a sum sufficiently large to enable him to give a meal ir dU'iibution of bread to the poor, announces in the press that on such and such a day iTe-sets of relief can be obtained at his official i evi dence. For a long time those tickets amounted to some hundreds in each case. A couple oi months ago it was proved that as manv a- S.CO0 bad applied fcr such a meal, and that all of them could net be served. The civil governor, thinn ing that there was some exaggeration, deter mined, on the present occasion, to -attiii to th" distribution in person.. The place for the gathering- was at Kl Asilo de Santa CirUtina, recently built to the northwest of Madrid xn a sloping hill about the fine park of Moncloa, well planted with trees and shrubs and flowers, wIkuj rith Iu.es, under lovely even! gs sun, formed ati2ng contrast to the motley and hungry .crowd of hu man beings huddled up like btirvirg animals, preying and crushing forward toward the tables and baskets from which a small roll pt bread and a little parcel containing a piece" ot pork, soine potatoes and bread bean were, given to each bearer of a ticket. The number of people pres ent was certainly over double the number of tickets distributed. The poor, -starving wrctcLei had been taking up tligir places" .hj turn since early morning, throuirh a burningi 'sun, down to G p. m.. when the dis,tributipu took. place The civil governor, in peson, accompanied by some Sisters of Charity and servants jof the institution of "-Santa TrNtina,' lifgan the distribution at one of the tables, while. Ids daughter and other charitable perions served out -the tations at otner tables in rows at the bottom of the- sloping grounds. Both police and civic giiarih tried to form and keep in order the straight lin-s from the rising ground down toward each table, but the mnss of men, women and children, all struggling to be first, became 0 unruly tliat it was found necessary for the mounted civic guard i to use their kind persuasions, end even the bodies of their quiet horses,, to prevent the tables. Sisters of Charity and the 'civil governor hiniscli frcm being crushed by the, noisy, struggling masses. Aljrer anil ItooMevcIt. Alger evidently was ?6 "busy studying the ef fect upon the fortunes of. Itoossvelt., "j!l unsus-pio-'ous cf Aljer's unnity, that he entirclr n"gec" cd the effect upon Alger. The New York. AVo.li!. We fear that Secrctaiy of "War Alger is, foi reasens which have not jet been mjdc.ippsr cnt, dispo-cd to make a iiibuiiiairi out'ot J mole hill in the matter of the alleged breach o? discipline which he chATges again f "To! Theo dore Roosevelt. The Baliimoie Herald. Ate do not mean to defend Col. Roosevelt as a model of discretion. He was never that. AVlipt. he drops the sword to gra;p the pen his rhetoric is apt to run away wv'i him. But for -Seac-tary Alger to seize upon what is apparently a private letter to himself two weeks old and give them to the press at the same" itme with his telegraphed "rebuke," is worse than an is discretion. It U an exhibitidn of ttfflclai .mallet The. Xew York -Evening Post. ' ' "- NEWS FROfll ALEXANDRIA. VnrioiiH Xofeii of HiippeninfrH AcroHS the' PotoniiLC. Alexandria, Vs; Aug. 7. Charles Ram mel, who claims to be a recruit In Battery-K, stntioned at Fort Sheridan, cre ated some excitement on South Royal Street tonight and will be arraigned in the police court' tomorrow. Rammel was under the influence of liquor and ap proached Mrs. Ella Norris and. the lady alleges, used insulting language. When Policeman Sherwood reached the scene a large crowd had gathered and Rammel succeeded in mingling with the throng. Mrs. Norris and 4icr two sisters, how ever, Identified him. , Thomas Farrell, colored, was iirrcsted today by Pplicemen Beach and llowson, charged wlth assaulting Irene Polndex ter. The ollovving prisoners are also detained atthe. police station: Georgiana Day, charged with the larceny of a sil ver pitcher; Virginia Nelson and Edward Ware, both colored, charged with fight ing. The attendance at the churches today was small. ' In most cases the pulpits -were occupied liy visiting clergymen. Mr. Luclen Smith, president ot the Epworth League, conducted the regular Sunday, services in the Railroad Reading Rooms. A special feature of the meeting- was the solo- by Miss Mamie Bontz. The regular services were .held at the jail and alms house. A -valuable horse belonging to Silas White died today from the heat. Mrs. Mary A. Flood is seriously 111 at her home, No, 410 North Patrick Street. Mrs, Flood is an old resident, and has lived alone since the death of her hus band, Charles Flood, several years ago. When she did not make her appearance this morning, as was her custom, resi dents of the neighborhood entered her home and found the old lady in a crit ical condition. Miss Janie Harris, of Baltimore, is vis iting at the home of Carter H. Smith, on North Patrick Street. Lieut. Charles A. Fisher, of Company F, Third Virginia Regiment, is at home on a llve-day!' furlough. Harry Jiopklns.and E. T. Hurt, of Com pany C. Third Missouri Regiment-, were the guests of Geprge Hopkins, in this city, today. Mrs. Beach, a well-known resident cf Fairfax county, died at her home near Burke's station today at an advanced age. Mrs. .Beach was the mother of Coupcilman Joseph S. Beach and Police man Jefferson Beach, of this city. Tne trains bearing sick and wounded soldiers from Fort Monroe passed through this city this evening, bound for Washington. Tho troops were brought through in nine sections. A large crowd congregated at the railway station, and an ovation was given each tra'si as it steamed into the depot. Men and wo men vainly endeavored to get a chance to shake the hands of the boys who had been under firefc.but were not permitted to enter the cars. They were forced to content themselves with tlie infoxnatlon given by the guards. A number of boys of Company F. Third Virginia Regiment, -were la the city to day, and seemed elated over the pros pect of going to the front. They state that there isn't a man in the regiment who is not ready and willing to go to Porto Rico, or anywhere else to see actual service. THE VOIiTJNT.'EB ABBEY. It "Will Xot B? DlHVinnded for Some Tiii,e. Whether peace cotacs this week or at some indefinite period In the future, there is no thought on tho part of the author ities of dishanding the volunteer army immediately after hostilities cease. The inefficient soldiers, made so by disease, may bo honorably discharged and sent home, but asFa whole1 the military estab lishment will 'noi" be reduced for some time to come. As stated in The Times on Friday last, a., military authority be ing quoted, an effective lorce must be kept in Cuba, another in- the Philip pines, and still aWther, though not a large one, ir, Porto Ttico. Cuba -will present almost as grave a problem as jthe Philippines. This coun try will be ho ratty responsible ior the new republic, and not. until every ele ment of disorder has disappeared will the island be turned over to the patriots themselves. . Probably 40,000 American soldiers will occupy the cpuntry after the rainysea son has passed, and at least that many will be required in, the Philippines. Another thing, .as a result of this war, the standing army will be increased to at least 100,000 men -ultimately, but as the volunteers enlisted for two years there need be no "hurry in recruiting the regular force to that number. It will be necessary to appoint a large number of regular officers who have not had the advantage of a West Point train ing. These will 'be selected, without doubt, from among tho volunteers who now hold commissions. Having embarked upon an imperial pol icy, the country will soon get used to the idea of a large army and will, the mili tary experts think, accept it without a murmur. .Stole Her SoIilier-IIisxlinnd'K Love, Grand Rapids. iVHch., Aug. 7. Mrs. John Vos, wife of Lieut.. Col. Vos, of the -Thirty-second Michigan Volunteers, now at Fernandina, Fla., has began a suit against Mrs. 3tose,Vanderluts for S10.000 damages, alleging alienation of her hus band's affections. She had already filed suit against her f:usband for separate maintenance, de claring that he had contributed nothing to his family's support since his regi ment assembled In April.' Insurgents nx Onr Soldiers. (From the "Sew York Sun.) There is a double -significance in our Manila dispatches reporting Aguinaldo's susgestion that rative regiments should be formed under Ameri can olScers. This indicates that the insurgent leader is on satisfactory terms with us, and at-o that the expense of garrisonimr the Philippines, which has been made Jn objection to annexing them, need not be very great. In all the dispatches which liavp come from Admiral Devey we recall no expression of doubt that Aguinaldo could be successfully- dcjlt with. Now our Cavite corre-pondgnt reports that tlie insurgent leader lias asxed permission to march his troops througli Manila after it is taken. Such a request, with the one for the formation of native regiments, looks to making the best cf the situation under American rule. Native regiments are customary in all well governed colonics. Tie UritiMi in India and elsewhere liave employed them for years, and with proper treatment and competent officers th- system can be relied upon a sound. In- the Philippine- the employment of natives as trocps or armed constabulary under regular officers might be very successful. Aguinaldo seems to be i forehanded person, who keeps well ahead of current events in his plans, and also ap preciates that half a'h af is better tlun no bread. The difficulties in nunagirg the Philippines will appear less as we apprcjeh them. Sereniit M'Inerny Shot. (San Juan letter in .the Chicago Record.) Scrgt. Mclnerney. of Company K. Xinth In fantry, was peepiiigovcr the cdg- of the trench Satu day morningf near' him stood his lieutcn int. The Xinth had reccfvifl orders from its col-nel net to fire unless '-Sci otxlercd. "Lieutenant," rsaid the sergeant, "there's a Spaniard on a. w.dts,l-o e, with tsff officers around him. I think lip's a general oftKcr. The distance is one tlrcii&irjfl jJ'ds. Uan I nick him eff?" Th3 w-crd vis pte.l mIoiit. aTd permi-s'on came baes. McInnicjJr-'Icd hi- cart Tdgj over his tomrue (a totdiTV supcr-tition) and loided liis rifle. T'-en resting-Ins nfie on the edge of the pit he nimrd and ffrcd "I .mder'.lKX Jult rtiihunt c iard ," said ve, drawing aro'h'r irtd fr m 'it mouth. "But it ili'in't wre him." When Mclnci-neils rific v :aei;d gain he c ire1. "I gut him!" nr:j t!j"; fire- rn tlm white horsj fell onr with a lol"ii Im shoi.llrr. It was Gen. Linares, t e iTJawh comnijiulnit. liefcre Mclnrrnnr c-vl-J z-t nailr ever a Jlauscr cliyp"d ti e (brj.jiii inch f-r-n i-is car- "A little to far to tic r(jpl 1" ha cricdj, waving his right a m ai thnigh h were a target-marker on a rifle acgc. WOBKnTG AT IrlONTATJK POINT. Preparation to Itevcive the Heroes of Santiago. New York, Aug. C Preparations for car ing for the soldiers of the Santiago army, part of which is now on the way to this port, are being hurried at Mantauk, and by different departments of the army. Carpenters and laborers are at work at Montauk and Fort Pond Bay. In the bay the small pier formerly used by fishing smacks Is 'being lengthened, so that the transports in which tlie troop3 will arrive here may tie up alongside and discharge their cargoes of heroes. From the pier a short march will take the men to the site selected for the camp. Ma j. Gen. Young, who -was In Cuba with the army, and who will be in command of thp camp for some time, Is already on the ground. Lieut. Weigel, -who has acted as com missary and quartermaster at Camp Black, and developed a special genius in that direction, has- been ordered to re port to Gen. Young to act in a like ca pacity at Montauk Point. The sito for the camp has been selected on elevated ground, near the ocean side of the ldhjr neck of land. There Is pre sented 'tin 6pportunlty for all the 20,000 men to go in bathing at once If they wish to do so. Abundant wator supply has already boon provided. One source will be one of the ponds, fed by living springs. The water Is cold and pure and there are no buildings near it by which it can be con taminated. Tills water will be pumped up to im mense tanks, from which pipes will radi ate in hydrants in the rear of each com pany street. In addition, four wells have been sunk In different points, from which the soldiers can draw at will. A hundred .carpenters are busy as beav ers building quartormaster and commis sary storehouses. Each "building will be 300 feet long, -10 feet deep and one story high. Carloads of tents are now on their way to this city" and will be sent to the camp. Tents have already been started from Chicago1 and Baltimore. The sudden call to supply the army W-o montihis vgo exhausted bhe avai'ab'e sup ply x?f -tentsat that time, but at Is thought a fsuffieienit number of tents have been made in the meantime to supply the pres ent demand. Genv Shatter's army -will leave In Cuba all 'that ?i possible, for fear of bringing yellow fever here. Eiths fcr supplying the army with fresh meat, onions land bread at Montank liave been sent out. as have others for supply ing 23,000 blue flannel shirts, 40,000 under skirts. 20000 pairs of loggings? T.fXKr pairs of drawer a-rvd 12.000 blankets. Col. Woodruff., of the Commissary De partment, started train loads of regular army rations to the camp todny. Col. Forwood and Chief Surgeon Byrne are looking after the medical supplies. The first detachment of troops from Cu ba to reach here will be a part of Gen. Wheeler's cavalry on the transport Louisiana. They are expected here Thurs day. Troops are also on the way to Mon tauk from Tampa. Mule trains are also on the way from the South carrying 5,000 horses and 1,000 mules, which will be quartered near the camp. Tho camp site occupies 5,000 acres. There are grassy plains at one side that will be used as a drill ground for the troops. SEEKS DEATH THREE TEilES. A Deserletl AVife. Accnsi-d of Theft, AttomptM Suicide. New York. Aug. C Mrs. Jennie Bullen kamp, of 23G3 Eighth Avenue, arraigned today in the Harlem Police Court 'or theft, made three attempts at suicide, yesterday, when Detective Hart arrested her. Mrs. Bullcnkamp, who Is eighteen years old, quarreled with her husband in June, and has since been boarding with Mrs. Sarah Murray, her husband going to his father's home at One Hundred and Nine teenth Street and Eighth Avenue. Since the separation she has been per sistently calling .on her father-in-law. it is said, demanding money. Three weeks ago she was arrested and ordered by Mag istrate Mott to cease her annoying visits. Yesterday her landlady, Mrs. Murray, missed clothing and jewelry. The police located the articles in a pawnshop, where they had been pawned by the young woman in her own name. Detective Hart went to Mrs. Murray's at 3:30 o'clock last night and found Mrs. Bullenkamp preparing to retire. When told she was arrested she begged Hart to permit her to- dress and went into a rear room to do so. Suspecting trouble. Hart a few moments later followed her and was just in time to prevent her jumping through an open window into the yard below. Mrs. Bullenkamp then fell to the floor in a pretended faint and when the detective hurried off for -water, jumped up, ran into the front room and leaped through the glass of a closed window. She landed on. a projecting sign and hung head downward by her skirt. A pa trol wagon was sent for and she was placed In it, with the detective and a policeman to watch her. On the way to the station house she drew a steel pin from her hat and tried to stab herself in the breast. She fought hard and had to be strapped down in the wagon. At the station house, to prevent any further attempts at suicide, all her cloth "1ng was 'taken-away from her. She 'told the police she stole to pay her room rent.- Mrs. Bullenkamp was before Magis trate Brann, In the Harlem Police Court, and on the complaint of her landlady, Mrs. Murray, she was held for the grand jury. Soldiers' 1'ontolllee at Montank. The Pastofflce Department Is busily en gaged in preparing for the arrival of Gen. Shatter's army at Montauk. The little village postofllce now in operation there is to be abolished and an up-to-date postal car equipped with all modern ap pllances "win be run on a side track and labeled "Montauk Postoflice." He Jvnevr. (From the Indianapolis Journal.) Oldrider After a bicycle ride the finest pick-me-up 1; . Kcwrider the ambulance. mar-- 9,ED- PHILLIPS On Surday. August 7. at' 2:15 o'clock V. m., LILAAt, PHILLIPS (nee Welch), beloved wife. of Kvcrett L, Phillips. - Noticeof funeral hereafter. It iMORHILL On Sunday. August 7, 1S0S, at 11 p. m., PAltK ilORIHLL,- in the Sth year of his age. Notice of funeral hereafter. It --! UNDERTAKER S. J. WiLTVTATrT 1EE, UNDERTAKER, - 3tI2 Pa. Ave. . W. Flr-clnns Service. 'Phcne, JSSS PROPOSAL. PROPOSAL? fcr constructing an addition to sta tion house No. S, on lots 18, 10 and 20, square 1G1, 17 st., Washington, D. C. Office of Commissioners, V. C.. Washington, I). C., Au gust 1, ISUS. Sealed propo-ah will he received at this office until 12 SI., on APOUST 20, 1S9S, fcr constructing an addition to station house No. S, pn U s,t. rjwv, Washington, J). C. ilbnk forms of proposals and specifications, to gether with all the necessary information, can be 'obtained upen application, therefor at the office of the Inspector of Buildings of the District of Cili'.mbU, and bids upon Itheie forms only will be considered.. The right i-j reserved to reject any or all bids. Proposals must be inclosed in an cnvcl'pff, -sealed, andindorsed en the outside: -"Proporals- for Constructing an Addition to Sta tion Hqitfc No- S. on U St. mv., Washington, I). C." JOHN B. WIGHT, JOHN W. KOSS, LAN ,SINO II. BT.AQ1L Coromiisicners, D. C. auj-Sr-cssu'cnT IHLAOVANCE OFSCIENCE Overthrows Old Methods and Theories. Decried and Doubted at First, Facts Over come Prejudice,. Doubt Becomes Belief 1411 Pa. Avs. Adj. Wlliard's Hots!. Doe not follow beaten paths. If everyone fol lowed old method, wc would still be u,ing charm and sielU to cure, disease. Tlie one who improve methods, have lives, and is a bene factor to the human race. Dr. Clemens strives to make each day bring some new idea bmeficial to the suffering, to improve man's mental anil physical povveH, to make him a more useful number of society. CHARGES MODERATE, MEDICIHIS INCLUDED. Daily Office Hours 10 a. m in s n m ir.r,. diy, Wednesdiy. Thursday, and Saturday, C tol H- '" ouxiuay, iu to IZ taj CONSULTATION STRICTLY, CONFIDENTIAL. BOY STABS HIS COMBADE. They Ilnd Mad a. Controversy Over the IVar. New York, Aug. C-Xvro twelve-year-old playfellows became Involved In a quarrel at the corner 'of "Meserole and Humboldt Streets, Brooklyn. last even ing; in the heat of which one pulled oat a pocketknife and stabbed his comrade almost to the heart. It Is said that Little Johnny Gerrick. or No. 192 Scholes Street, held strong views upon the terms upon which L'ncle Sam should condescend to terminate the war, while iuue Johnny Grechman fa vored a humane and eenerous policy. Gerrick did .most of the talking, because Grechman is of a less obtrusive and over bearing disposition. yet his companion was terribly annoyed because the bov clung quietly but firmly to his own opin ions. In the heat of his exasperation the boy Gerrick drew a small penknife from nis pocket and made a lunge at Grech Jnan. The blade penetrated the left breast of the boy. and he fell to the sidewalk. Gerrick, thoroughly scared at- what he bad done, ran to his home as last as his legs could carry him. A crowd assembled around the -wounded boy and an ambulance -was summoned. After the surgeon had examined the wound, which was nearly an inch deep and one and a quarter Inches long. Grech man was taken to his home. The boi ls not seriously Injured, and Dr. Schroe der, who is in attendance, said this morn ing tliat. he will be all right in a few days. At first It was believed that internal hemorrhages might ensue.and lead to se rious results, so when Detectives Daily and Tracy, ot the Stagg Street police sta tion, arrested young Gerrick at his home at 1 o'clock this morning they told him that he might have to answer to a charge of murder. The little fellow was taken away in a state of abject terror. He admitted "hav ing struck his friend with a knife, but declared that he only gave him a playful thrust and did not mean to harm him. Gerrick was taken to the rooms of the Children's Society, in Sehermerhorn Street and taken before the magistrate this morning. The detectives stated that they had heard that the boy had a dangerous and vicious temper, and was "remanded to the care ot the society until further in quiries into his character can be made. THE COIOIENT OF 3ZRIIK-. German New Mpujier Refer to the hltcntion" SIIpfhthlKly.- Berlin. Aug. 6. The Berlin newspapers treat the Anglo-Russian situation slight ingly, saying that tho bull is only rat tling his sword again and indulging in similar remarks. The Vossische Zeitunsr soys it does not suppose that the British threats are taken seriously anywhere. Even 'should Russia behave still more ruthlessly England would manage to effect accourageous re treat. A Colored Olliccr Slioots n'Privnte. Ttaleigh, N. C. Aug. 5. Lieut. Christ mas, of the Third Xorth Carolina Regi ment, shot a private of Company C. for cursing him. This is the colored regi ment officered entirely br colored men, and which is in camp at Fort Macon, on the eastern coast, near Beaufort. The private had been arrested while drink ing. Lieut. Christmas approached him and ordered his confinement in -the guard house. The soldier, who was Intoxicated, cursed the guard that arrested him. He directed an epithet at the lieutenant, who pulled out a pistol and shot him. wounding him in the shoulder. Ideut. Christmas will doubtless be court martialed at once. The soldiers in the regiment and the negroes here are very indignant at the action of Lieut. Christ mas. Detention Camp Off rUoiitnulc Point. Surg. Gen. Wyman, of the Marine Hos pital Service, will establish a detention camp for the reception of the Santiago forces, about one mile from Montauk Point and the troops upon their arriv-t! will be taken there and kept until they are free from all disease. This plan will do away with quarantining Montauk Point. A Cashier Coinnilt.s Snlelile. St. Louis, Aug. 6. Charles C. Willis, thirty-eight years of age, was found dead in the bathtub at his home last night. He had closed the windows and turned on the gas. Xo motive for the sulclde is known. He was cashier of the Evans & Howard Firebrick Company. Huftbmul'M Death Drove Her Mini. New York. Aug. C Mrs. Hannah L. Schwartz has become Insane after wit nessing tho death by drowning of her husband. She had accompanied him to an .fc.ast River pier, where he donned his bathing suit, plunged in the -water arid disappeared. The woman was tar ried to a hospital by a policeman, who found .her raving mad. Chnrsrea With Lending n. Girl Astrny WheiPIng. W. Va.. -ATig. G.Char'es Devalrnger, of Elkton, CHd., -was arrested here on a warrant sworn out by Doputy SheiifE William McAUU-ter, of that town, changed with enticing to this city Pearl Meredith, aged -seventeen, of Elkton. The couple eame here July 23, and have been occupying aroom on Eleventh Street. A bond of ?500 wai required, which -Deval-Inger was unaKe ito gitfe. and he w.ll be take-n .to Elkton. 'Mls Meredith Is a pretty girl, amd says ie .-wishes .to return home. Gould 1Vin IIlS FlKht Rockville, lid:, Aug. ' 'C (Special). After one of the most -notable and Hotly contested primary fiphts in the history of the Republican party of this county, Ashley M.'1 Gould, today defeated Cap. John. McDonald fcr the control of the Montgomery county delegation .to the Sixth district Congres sional convention, carrying nine of the thirteen distriots. An, unusually large vote was pollod and the Gould majority is about 1 300 in to 'total of 2,000. Killed for a AVatermelon." Hoxie, Ark.. Aug. 6. Douglas Horton, a blacksmith at Powhattan, killed Elmer Wright thero yesterday In a dlsnute over I a watermelon. Positively the -- it Last Week of 3 Such Prices This week will end thLj sale, a 'Situr-? day is the last day we are ai owed to re tain 1216 P st. If it is at all possible wa will sell everything in the store before that time. We have cut pricts down ta a mere fraction of what they should be. atVn auJ 3hPworn or slightly marred good i will he sold for next to noMiing. If 'you are skftloal aiwut the goods beins worth as muca as we say, a vary cursory glance at the goods will convince you of tne truth. Should you not find whal you want at 121(5 p t rHa. k ... "wry a tremendous stock of goodts at s aitu unat we are making special Summer prices. iansburgh Furniture Co.,- 1216 FSLN.W. 1226 F St. N. W. SPECIAL JTOT1CE3. SPECIAL NOTICE. Washington. D. C. Aug. a. 133S. By direction of a majority of the acting corporators of the East Washington Heights Traction Railroad Company. the first meeting of the stockholders of the said company for tue choice of directors will be held at the office" ot Blair & Thorn. 412 Fifth Street north west. Washington. D. C. on FRIDAT. AUG. 12. 1S3S. at 4 o'clock in the after- . noon. The OOlis will he nrwn from .1 tn. 5 .o'clock. CHARLES A. BARKER. au$-3t-am clerk. Wash, Safe Deposit Co., s T O R A G E SafsDapjili Koxsi Acees3iXs - Fire-proof. Burslar-proaf Etoragc rooms. iSCOper month. OnlrtohoUii J1 i353pir aaaat On Pa. Ave., 916513 N.W, SPECIAL NOTICE I will sell you life insurance and guarantee the premium? to be less every year. The policies will contain guarantees for their sale for cash, or their pledge for loans, after two (2) years. I will negotiate a limited amount of insurance, up to 519.0C0. on the lives of persons who have made applica tion to other comnanlM and hpn Atv. in T. D. IIADDAWAT. 313 Fourteenth Street Erthwest. or P. O. Box 503. apl7-tf DESPONDENCY THE CAUSE. Mrii. Cnllnhnn Commit Suicide He euuse She W a- C'li I Idlcis. New Tork. Aug. 6. Despondency over the fact that she was childless is the-only reason that has been assigned for the sui cide last night of the wife of former As semblyman Michael J. Callahan, of. 71 Second Avenue, one of the Tammany... leaders in Patrick Dlwer's district. Cal lahan is well-to-do, owning three sa- loons, and the home life of the couple is believed to have been happy. Mrs. Callahan drank carbolic acid and died in the ambulance on the way to -Bellevue Hospital. Her death Is thought to have been hastened by a collision suf-. fered by the ambulance while chasing at high speed up tlie avenue. . . Mrs. Callahan took the fatal dose dur ing her husband's absence. About S o'clock in the evening a daughter of the janitor went to the Callahan flat" to leave an evening paper. She ''found MrsJ Callahan weeping. On the table was a bottle of the acid. Messengers wtTe sent for Callahan. He arrived with the ambulance. " Driver Hunt did not spare his hers in the race for life. Near Thirteenth Street and Second Avenue be tried to pass a buggy driven by James Driscoll, a sub-yoena-server. The rear wheels collided and the ambu lance was partly overturned and smashed; ' The patient was thrown vielently against the side, but when she was lifted out was still alive. - - - - A rush call for another ambulance was ' telephoned. When it appeared, six mm-" utes later, Mrs. Callahan was dead. WIFE ATTESTPTS SUICIDE. Mrx. Miiui.st lViu Despondent Over Her Domestic Troubles. New York. August 1. Despondent over domestic troubles. Mrs. Mary Alqulst at- ' tempted to take her life thi3 morning on Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Brooklyn, by swallowing carbolic acid. Her husband, Charles, who was with,. -her, knocked the bottle from her lips : and prevented her carrying out her de sign. ' . Mrs. Alq"ulst has been separated from her husband several months. They were . married four years ago. She- has been"" living in a. furnished room on. the top. floor of No. lit Hoyt Street. . -- The people In the house say her hus- -band has paid her room rent. She- is a waitress, but has been idle some time. . Her husband rooms at No. 533 Atlantic Avenue, and takes his meals in a res-, taurant across the street. He is em ployed at night in the Kent Avenue -power-house of the Brooklyn Heiehta Railroad Company. Mrs. Alqulst has been trying for sev eral days to see her husband to talk about a reconciliation. Last night she went to the power-house to see him. but was unsuccessful. This morning "she went to the restaurant and waited for -him. When he came she accosted him -and they had words. , " During the conversation she took a bot tle of carbolic acid from her pocket. She swallowed some of the poison before he dashed the bottle -from her lip3. ' Her face was badly burned. Alqulst. called Patrolman Kraemer, who sum moned an ambulance, and she was takan' to the Se5ey Hospital under arrest. Sao will probably recover. " " Alqulst says some time ago she at tempted to take her life with a razor. Connecticut Artillery f.r Porto Kluo Battery A. Connecticut Light Artillery, has been ordered t Porto Rico. - --- Try a case of Heurich's beer and be convinced that it is the best beer in Washington. 'Phone 6M. Arlington Bot tling Company, for a case of Maerzcn. Senate, Extra Pale or Lager Beer. "Cleanliness. ANTI-SWEAR BUTTONHOLES Are a feature peculiar to ns. We give buttonholes a 30ft flnUh thereby saving jour nails. We smcoth off roush ed5es, and return yonr laundry in prime con dition. Let it be a snow white bo on, or a nejrliKCP shirt, it will have the care and attention of experts. Postal or 'phone 13o brings us. Tolman Sfn Cor. 6th and C Sts. N. W. It l.