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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, MONDAY; SEPTEMBER "26, 1898.
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The Times holds, and always has Jield, that the interests of party and the ambitions of political leaders in this country invariably should be held sec ondary, and, upon necessity, be sacri ficed upon the altar of non-partisan Americanism, whenever a condition such as a. foreign war bids patriotism sink all considerations of domestic poli tics, that the American people may pre sent an unbroken front to the foe. For this reason The Times has adopted and -rdvocated the policy of relegating- in ternal party issues to a more convenient season, that there might be, for the time, unanimity between Democrats, Republi cans, Populists, Prohibitionis's, and all "others, and only one grand brotherhood of Americans, arrayed in harmony and patriotic devotion behind our Govern ment in its sacred mission of war against Spain, that foul and blood--thirsty enemy of civilization and hu manity. """ "This policy was necessary, and al ways will be, if the great Western Re public is to hold its own against out side forces, which the lessons of history "teach us are likely, from time to time, to assail the interests or the honor of the United States. In the case of the "present Spanish war it was imperative, and, to a large extent, still is; because the great party of the American people, which, as a single, solidified force, should stand out for a peace settlement strictly consistent with the logic of the results from that war, has been found o include provincial leaders of Influence who, with treason to the principles, pre cepts, history, and traditions of nearly a hundred years of Democracy, are striving- to stop the clock of American progress and greatness, and to attempt the wreck of this country's new posi tion as a world power, by advocating the recession of conquered territory and a return to the idiotic mid-century policy of back-w-Qpds. Chinese seclu sion. But for that every Democratic lead er and voter in the Union would be speaking and fighting for the policy of American expansion, as, indeed, a ma jority are. But there is a noisy, vehe ment, and disloyal minority element to be counted with. It was in arraignment of this un Democratlc minority, as well as to bring home to the party and the country a revived memory and appre ciation of what the national organiza tion founded by Jefferson has done in ninety-eight years of struggle for Amer ican glory and expansion, that The Times yesterday printed its Campaign Supplement. We are entirely convinced that no one, not identified with the pro vincial beet or cane sugar interest, panic-stricken by the specious and ly ing arguments of a great monopoly, or not engaged in the service of other combinations Inimical to our acquisition of. .formerly Spanish Islands, can read and digest that splendid document without satisfaction and pride in the achievements which the faith and pol icy of Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and an illustrious line of successors have won for the nation. The map of the United States, printed on the first page of . the Campaign Supplement, suffices to show what the Union amounts to today, because of the addition to its origi nal area of 2,197,753 square miles of ter ritory, due to the expansion policy and patriotic political action of the Demo cratic party. The same map tells viv Jdly what a miserably unimportant lit .Uetate our country would be but for that party and policy. "The Campaign Supplement will well -repay careful study. He who reads it, ncL having done so, is not an expan sionist forever afterward, must, indeed, bVccnse to the teachings of human his V&3fZ It presents the irrefutable evi dence that, but for national expansion, 2&e the United States would ba poor, weak, and inconsldered, instead ' of grand, strong, self-reliant a. world 'force. In vincible in the potentialities of its pro ductions and commerce, and in Its la tent military and naval power. It shows the opportunity and destiny of the American nation in- a career of in ternational adventure during the Twentieth Century. It points to the vital necessity for freedom of inter course with the teeming millions of consumers in remote parts of the world, that the American farmer and work man may find markets for their sur plus crops and productions. And It Il lustrates how tjie Spanish war and the heroism of Dewey and Schley have acted upon the Chinese wall of the Re publican trade exclusion policy like the horn of the Lord's hosts upon the walls of Jericho. Although thd story is not contained in the presentation, the deduction Js too plain to be escaped that it is largely because the expansion of our country to beyond the seas will result in the destruction of tariff and trust monop oly, through the inexorable demand for free or reciprocal trade, which all le gitimate native producers will make and enforce, that an Administration net blessed with many ideas extraneous to the gospel- of Dingleyism hesitates about retaining the rich island empire of the Orient that has fallen ripe into our lap; and coquets with the idea, treasonable to this generation and pos terity, of returning it to the rascality and nameless horrors of Spanish mis rule. National expansion is the one and in evitable basic policy which must domi nate the successful American political party of the future. Nothing short of that policy could serve to protect Amer ican farms, mines', mills, and factories from the always increasing and terrible menace of overproduction, glutted mar kets, depression, poverty, panic, and want. The masses of the Democratic party are as wise today as they were when they followed their leaders, and sometimes drove unwilling ones, to the acquisition of Louisiana, Florida, Tex as, and California. The centenary of Democracy in 1900 will find them in solid phalanx, rallied around their an cient landmarks; and the poor, down trodden Filipino of after days, as well as our own people, enriched and happy in the development of yet untold wealth in our Eastern archipelago, will bless the memory of Thomas Jefferson, the author, constructor, and expounder of the God-inspired doctrine and policy of American expansion. Justice to Gen. Garcin. Among the men who have in two wars offered life and endured privations for the release of Cuba from the oppressor's yoke, not one has been purer in his mo tives than Callxto Garcia a man whose former services and advanced years might well have entitled him to honor able repose during the recent strife. Every observing and discriminating American who has come into contact with this Cuban grand old man has been impressed by his obvious nobility and unselfishness. Therefore, when he retired from the lines before Santiago with a wounded heart, these Americans felt that General Shatter was to blame. They were sure that the exercise of a little tact, the display of ordinary cour tesy, such as the high character and thorough good will, if not the services, of General Garcia warranted, would have retained for the Americans the friendship of an influential man. This was desirable, since the American Gov ernment hoped to administer Cuban affairs without friction and could gain 1 much from his ardent support General Lawton, honoring a veteran soldier of so fine a nature, with a keener sense of justice and with greater foresight, has managed to repair the mischief caused by the native rudeness, petulance, and personal vanity of General Shafter. He has made a public display of respect for General Garcia at Santiago, healing the needless, cruel wound inflicted on the old hero, who has never faltered in his J devotion to the Americans, despite the treatment he received. Such an ally will be of great use to the future American military govern ment of the island. Most of the Cubans in arms admire and love him beyond expression, and will be guided by his advice, no matter what the ungrateful officials of a pretended Cuban govern ment may "urge upon them. General Garcia sees the absurdity of the claims of those officials to represent the people of Cuba, who had no voice in their se lection. They were commissioned by the Cubans in New York for a specific purpose, but were refused recognition by the American Congress. When the I braverv of our soldiers rrnri wnn nrn tocol, which provided for the Spanish evacuation of the island, gratitude would have forced the alleged govern ment to dissolve and disappear, leaving all questions of administration in Amer ican hands until the time should be ripe for declaring Cuban independence. General Garcia, who is honestly grateful, sees this. He publicly repudi ates the factional government. The latter, however, dominated by self in terest, instead of. a sincere regard for the welfare of Cuba, proposes to drive out the Americans on the retirement of the Spaniards, by proclaiming a repub lic. The natural and necessary policy of our Government Is to establish peace and good order throughout the island, feeding the hungry until they shall be able to feed themselves, and then, re gardless of former factions, to allow all the people to have a voice in the organ ization of a government. General Gar cia is in full sympathy with this pro gram, although he believes the highest destiny of Cuba is annexation to this Republic; and his influence will be used to save us from serious or even annoy ing complications. He is the Cuban of the hour. The American people owe their thanks to General Lawton, one of the bravest of their soldiers, for his high-minded course in doing justice in their name to the Cuban veteran, al though it implies censure of the-stupidity of General Shafter. Al serine. A curious bit of etymology has been unearthed in connection with this war. To some extent the word "Algerine" has been use'd to describe the defenders of the Secretary of War. This is not ex actly a coined word, but is a member of the English language tn good and reg ular standing. At the present time a native of Algiers is called an Algerian, but formerly he was known to literature as an Algerine, and the word is used in that old poem, "The Sack of Balti more," written about the little town on the Irish coast of-$vhich our own Balti more is namesake. The "Algerine" pi rates were a terror to European and American sailors in the early years of the century, and many are the grew some stories told of men and women of noble family sailing to or from Euro pean colonies who were carried off and held Xor ransom by the buccaneers of Algiers and Trlnoli. The word has, therefore, no very savory associations, though this meaning has no connection with its present use in politics. But there is another way in which the word Algerine is used, which is pe culiar to the lumber regions of the Northwest, and It would be Interesting to know just how it came to be used in that way. Sometimes a lumberman finds a stray log by itself on the river, bearing the mark of some firm other than his own. If hje is not troubled by scruples In the matter, he whittles off the mark and coolly appropriates the log. And if he is found out in this per formance he is dubbed an "Algerine." Did that word come to the lumber camps of the West from the lumbermen of Maine, whose grandfathers and great-grandfathers knew the pirates of Algiers? Or did it have some later origin? It Is entirely for the President to say whether the proceedings of his Investi gating commission shall bo secret. But the people will draw their own Inference If the testimony Is taken behind closed doors. We might allow Spain to take away the chains which she placed on the limbs of Columbus, but she has no moral claim on the remains of the great explorer she persecuted. ' According to the gossips of the War De partment a very near relation of Captain Carter, the papers In whose court-martial case are said to be locked up In Sec retary Alger's desk, contributed $25,000 to the Hanna campaign fund of 1S93. If this story be true all mystery as to the action of Mr. Alger Is at once dissipated. A patriotic family act like that would bo apt to save a worse sinner than Carter from punishment. It only remains now for the President to disapprove the find ings of the court, release Carter from ar rest, and order his return to duty. The War Department has announced the promotion of the officer who had charge of the quartermaster's department at Santiago, and who did not land sup plies for the ' hungry heroes in the trenches. Is not the"' New York quarter master who aided the .Long Island rail road in keeping- sick soldiers, waiting for trains to be remembered?' The high-handed course of the Span iards at Havana has been encouraged by the early subservience of our Commis sioners to Gen. Blanco. They went so far as to refer all complaining Cubans to him the very man of whose oppression they complained. If Admiral Schley had been the moving spirit of the Cuban Commission we doubt if Blanco would have ventured upon so daring a piece of cool Impudence as to attempt to steal the alleged remains of Christopher Columbus, under our noses. But he has Sampson to deal with Instead, and the chances are that Sampson has small respect or care for Christopher. The latter had the bad taste to be present at the discover!' of America, a. thing tho manana admiral never would have thought of. If the remains were those of Amerigo Vespucci, the other discoverer, who was absent on the occaslonc It Is probable that Sampson would rush'to the rescue and savo them. The Cuban election is an exhibition of the blackest ingratitude that history re cords. The purpose of Its projectors Is to drive out the Americans when the Span lards retire because the American plan of establishing order and allowing all Cu bans a voice in their own government does not meet the views of certain self ish and ambitious natives. Instead of adopting the lazy ways of the Pacific Islanders the American In the Philippines retains his own and converts the natives. It Is a significant and en couraging fact that the latter adopt American manners readily. Esterhazy's confession that he Is an un mitigated scoundrel creates a suspicion that he may be an honest man. It is inconceivable that he should tell the truth. Becoming- "Winer ty Experience. (From the Ctica Observer.) Spaniards are at last developing slowly a quality in which for a time they eesined ut terly deficient common s ne and a realization tint all the fighting power and military glory now existing is not resident in Spain. If people of that mi-iguided country will carrfully .study and digest the word-t of the Duke of Tetuan, minister of foreign affairs in Canovas's cabinet, tliry may derive a deal cf bensfiit. Spain would not be in her present miserable plight had a. few cool heads been retained to restrain the impetu ous members of the war cabinet. The "War as an Tue. (From the Brookljn Eagle.) These chapters of imbecility and cruelty in the treatment of our soldicrsl stamp the War Department with disgrace. They inflict upon the Administration which carrier-it in its pres ent hands an augmenting discredit Drunken men, in rocking cances, above the' rapids at Ni agara, less know their preil and their fate than a political party can know its s'tatus with the people when such instances as these of unneces sary, of needless deaths, and therefore jf vir tual murders, are piled up against it in the knowledge- and in the hearts of the people, in spiring that people with purposes of hostility toward it which one would think that even luna tics could foresee and could forefean. PiiiBxee and Aljjer. (From the Chicago .News;) Gov. Pingree, at the opening of his speech thanking the Michigan Republican State conven tion for his renomination for the- governorship, remarked: "I am just the same- bald-headjj old Pingree I ever was." Gov. Pingree ought to know, but the public isjprcssion is that he is just a little, more bald-Iwtdsd since he indorsed Alirer. r Needs Toning Down. (From the- Detroit Free- Press.) "They say. Uncle Josh, that your son Jim promises to be a great orator and political leader." "Tco hichferlutin' 1 Too highferluUn' entirely! I been tellin' that boy fur the last year that Demosthenes, Cicero, and all them ole-time fel lers never spoke nothin' but the plainest Eng lish." Mallffnlnir Faithful Friends. (From the Pittsburg Dispatch.) Ssnator Quay says of Mr. Sowdn that "lie lies like a dog, as he is." This is rough on dogs. It is an insinuation that they are habitual liars, but a gentleman who has been nil his life engaged in the breeding of dogs declares that he never knew one to lie intentionally. Disastrous Activity. (From the Detroit Free Press.) "Superstitious people believe that eating salt turns the hair white." "Well, earning my salt has made my hair gray." Original Sin. (From the Kansas City ,,Star.) .. . The mistakes of Cervera have mostly resulted from his first blunder, and that was in being born a Spaniard. 'GENERAL POLITICAL GOSSIP. As the day for election approaches the political contest-In Florida becomes more intense. The campaign between Senator Pasco and former Senator Wilkinson Call Is becoming gigantic in Its propor tions. Both men are stumping the State from tho Everglades to Pensacola. The State has not had such a political con test in years as that now being waged. Both men are claiming they will bo elected. Mr. Call seems to have the masses for his supporters, while Senator Pasco is more inolined to be supported by what may be termed the classes. There is no special reason why this dif ference should be made, yet party lines have been so"drawn as to make It appar ent that there Is already a division upon these lines. llr. Call isl a much more formidable campaigner thanjjs his rival. There is more vigor and , dash In Call than In Pasco. The fprmer will take off his coat, If not his soclts, and go among the peo ple and make1 friends. The latter Is just the opposite, modest and retiring. Ho will not do anything that would offend any one. If all reports that come from Florida can be relied upon, the chances are that Call will have a majority in the legislature. J " ' Senator Allenj who is a candidate for re-election in tNeumska, will have no op position in the event tha legislature Is of his political complexion. Senator Allen was first elected as a Populist, but the Democrats will voto for him as well as the Populists. There is a very strong fight being put up by both parties and tho Republicans are claiming that they will carry the State by a very large ma jority. They arc banking a great deal on tho absence of Col. Bryan from the State, and hope by this to make it possi ble to secure a Republican majority In tho legislature sufficient to elect a suc cessor to Senator Allen. The chief candidate of the Republicans is Cor. John L. Webster, Col. Webster Is one of the leading Republican polltlcans of tho State, and is at the present Ume prominently identified with the trans-Mls-aisslppl exposition at Omaha. Political cards In Texas have been so played that the present governor, Charles A. Culberson, will be made the successor of Senator Roger Q. Mills. When Repre sentative Sayers announced some months ago that ho was going to be a candidate for the "governorship. It was understood that he had made a deal with Governor Culberson that tho latter would not an tagonize his nomination, and in conse quence Sayers would not be a candidate for tho Senate against Culberson. This compact was faithfully carried out, as Sayers was nominated for governor with out opposition a few weeks ago at Gal veston. Thera Is, of course, no doubt as to his election. Mr. Sayers served one term vCs lieutenant governor before he camo to Congress. He is ambitious to come to tho Senate, and It may be that he -will make a contest for the Senate to succeed Senator Chilton when that sena tor's term expires. Senator Wilson, of Washington, Is per haps having the greatest difficulty to se cure his re-election of any man In the United States. There Is no strong reason at the present time to believe that the legislature of Washington will be other than Republican. Senator Wilson is hav ing a great deal of opposition In his own party. He Is being fought by several ambitious men who are anxious to be come his successor. Should the legisla ture be overwhelmingly Republican it will undoubtedly result disastrously to Wil son, but shuld the Republican strength of the legislature be just large enough to insure the election of a Republican Wil son may pull through, It la claimed In his State that Senator Wilson has been Indifferent to many of the wishes of the people out there, apd that he has also shown bad judgment In the distribution of patronage. I These are the chief objec tions being raisediagalnst his re-election, and It Is not at all Improbable that ho may be badly fbenten. rnformatlouTJomes from Louisville that Waiter Evansj Rubllcan, the present member of the, Hquse from that district, will be overwhelmingly defeated at the polls. His opponent, Oscar Turner, jr., is making a Vigorous campaign. He is young and a daring' fellow In politics. He Is evidencing .political ability far in ex cess qt what ' his party supporters be lieved he possessed. Ho is putting up a hard tight, and th tide seems to have turned very strongly In his favor. He is working the war scandal for all It Is worth, yet not .oypr-ebtlmatlng its im portance. He, has aroused the people of the district to an Intense antipathy to ward tho War Department and every thing Republican connected with the management of the war. The contest for the senatorship In Pennsylvania becomes more Intense as time progresses. Senator Quay is making the fight of his life. The dissensions In his party appear to beccve stronger ev ery day. The anti-Quay element is leav ing nothing undone to make the sena tor's defeat possible. He seems to real ize this as much as anyone else. Many of those whom he expected to support him have broken away and have joined the ranks or the enemy. The Wana maker Influence Is, to all appearances, becoming more formidable than was at first expected. Senator Quay's enemies at Pittsburg are working with renewed vigor. Those who know Senator Quay best and are familiar with his methods of political management have great faith In his ability to re-elect himself. Col. William J. Bryan, in entering the army and adopting the role- of a soldier. Is turning his attention solely to tho arts of war. He declines with grace, but posi tlvely and absolutely, to be led into any statement whatsoever of his condition politically, or of his views relative to the issues of the day. Col. Bryan's attention was called to the campaign supplement of The Sunday Times, setting forth the history of Demo cracy for the past century, particularly with reference to the growth and ex pansion of the nation, and he was asked to express an opinion or to Indicate his approval or disapproval. "I shall have to decline to discuss in any way anything pertaining to politics." was the former Presidential candidate's reply. "I am in the army now, and do not deem It wise, ,or a course becoming my present position, to talk about such matters." This was Col.- Bryan's ulti matum, on the subject, and he could be Induced (to say no more. There is no doubt In the minds of those who know the keen Interest which the Nebraskan takes In the affairs of the na tion that the Sphynx-like silence he Is maintaining Is a greater sacrifice on his part than drilling under tho scorching Southern sun or living on the much-talked of army ration. The delay on the part of President Mc Kinley In replyipg to tho request made formally by Gov. Hplcomb and Col. Bryan for the muster pot tf the invalid members of the Nebraska regiment? has enabled Col. Bryan to take-a short rest, which, on account of his ponstant activity since his regiment was mustered into the service in June, will, of all ,thlngs, be vory bene ficial ito him. Whil? he has seen no-active campaigning the wqrk of drilling Is con stant and weanjng to a more or less ex tent. This is praqtically the first vaca tion Col. Bryan has had this Summer. He Is still In An qlty, as he did not get away as he had planned, last night. Gov. Holcomb left for his home yester day, t c The report comeSlrom "Vermont that Senator Justin1' S. "Morrill contemplates resigning from the Senate at he next ses sion of the legislature which meets in Oc tober. There is an unwritten law in that State, which has never been departed from in the last fifty years, that one Unit ed States senator shall come from the east sldo of the State and tho other from tho west side. The mountain range which divides the State pretty nearly in the mid dle is the dividing line. Senator Morrill is from the east side, and two candidates to succeed him Representative Grput and ex-Governor Dillingham have already de veloped in that section. Several candi dates on tho west are also being talked of, but the State is so committed to the prec edent of selecting one senator from each side of the State that it is believed It will never depart from it. Justin S. Morrill was born at Stafford. VL, onVpril 14, 1810. Hl3 early life was spent on his father's rami, and he ob tained his education In the common schools and academies in his neighbor hood. AVhen he grew to manhood he be came a merchant, and with his partner naa stores in various parts of Vermont. Without seeking a nomination In 1S34 he was unanimously named for Congress.and on December 3, 1855, began his long ca reer In Congress. He continued an active member of tho House until his election to the Senate In 1867, and has been elected to succeed himself at the expiration of each of his terms. Ho enjoys the distinc tion of having served continuously In Congress for a greater length of time than any other man in the history of the country. The degree of A. M. was con ferred on Senator Morrill In 1S57. and that of LL.D. by the University of Vermont In 1874. and also by tho University of Penn sylvania In 1SSI. The Little Germ' Story. Once a Little Germ sat in the corner of a Simday-Sclicol Hoom and Listened to the Pro ceedings. After the Schoiats had Wriggled ami Squirmed, and the Teachers had Explain d and Hypnotized for Half an Hour, the Superintendent got up and gave a Talk to the Whole SchoDl. "Children,"" said he, "I Wi h to Impress upon your Youthful Minds the Value cf Industry and Perseverance. Hehold the Coral Insect, which Toils for Yiars Beneath and Sea and Builds its Islands of Solid Hock. Behold the Snail, which, though it Cannot Move Fjst, yet docs not De spair, but Perseveres. Behold the Mole, which Works fn the Dark and Xcver Sees any of the Beautiful Things which Surround Ua. N'ow. my dear Children, we cannot ail be Coral Insects, nor Snails, nor Moles, but we can all be Perse vering. If at Fir.t you don't Succeed, try, try Again. "Xow, Children, I am going to tell you a Story, and the little Boy on the Back Seat Mmt not Stick that Pin into the Boy in Front. There was Once a Young Lad who was left Penniles-i and without a Home or a Friend in the World." "Just like Me," thought the Germ. "He became- a Newsboy on a Trail)." con tinued the- Superintendent, "and Sjved all his Money. Often the other Boys asked him to Treat them to Lemonade or Cider, but he al ways Hefused. He never Spent Anything! .for Amusement of a Frivolous Kind on'y- for Arith metics and Catechisms. And in a few Yea be became a. Brakxman, and then a Conductor. He was no Longer Pennile s; he had a Xic? lit tle Hank Account. But still he never Spent Money Foolishly. And in course of Time he be came one of the Directors of the Road, and was Able to Kxcrt an Immense Influence over his Fellow-Men. And it was all through Industry and Perseverance. Like the Coral Insect, he went on Building without Knowing what he wa? Building for. Like the Snail, he I'crkevercd. Like the Mole1, he dsnfed himself all Unncces ary Pleasures. And If I were to Tell you his N'atne you would all Know "Wlicm I Mean." "I Know!'' sang cut the Little Boy on the Back Scat. ".My Pa says He's a Mean Scamp and lie Bought the State Legislature lat Year." "Sh-sh!" Exclaimed the Teachers. And the Superintendent Sat Down. "I will Take this Lesson to Heart," said the Germ solemnly. And it Did. For Some Time it wa3 not very Successful. Food was Scarce and Hard to Come By, and people did so much Scrubbing that the Germ had to Move Several Times in a Great Hurry. Then the War Broke Out and the Germ Trav eled South to a Volunteer Camp. It found Lots of Hottcn Meat and Vegetables and Things Ly ing out in the Wjrm Sun. "Qb, MyJ" aid the. Germ. And it Worked Double Tim? for Four Months. At the Hud of that Period, Half the Soldiers in the Camp were down with Typhoid Fever. "And the Germ said: "I am Beginning to have a Great Influence-. " By and By the Volunteers Began to go out of Camp in Wooden Boxes, and Never Came Back, and the , Doctor Began to Look Scared. And the Cerm Said: "I Control the Situaticn." Indignant People then Visited the Camp and Expressed their Opinion of the Doctors. Some of the Things which they Said were not Fit even for the Ears of a Germ. The Germ was Shocked. And it Saidr "They do not Appreciate my Labors."- Then the Papers Began to Spread the Fame of that Germ from one End of the Country to the Otter. And' the Germ Sat on a Soldier's Left Ear and read the Headlines, and it saidr "I am Famou-", Just Like the Man fn the Story." Patience and Perseverance Accomplish Many Thirds. Hoom In the Iforsement .Market. (Berlin Dispatch to the Chicago Record.) The city authorities are reaping the fruits of the senseless and unscrupulous campaign that has been carried on in Germany against American meat. The Berlin municipal council at a special meeting today discussed the growing local meat famine. This has been occasioned by the closing of the frontier against foreign meats on the plea of danger of infectious cattle disea-. Councilman Kalisch came out strongly against the policy of exclusion. He declared that- with the stringent sanitary inspection possible at the Berlin cattle yards, built at a coat of 16,C0O,CCO marks, there was absolutely no danger of infection. "Meairwlule." Herr Kalisch continued, "the meat supply being insufficient, the prices are ris ing without reference to supply and demand. Consequently there- has been a large incre.w in horse butchering of late." These assertions-Tfere confhmcd by Councilmen Goldschmidt and Singer, and finally, after spirited discussion, a special committee was appointed to devise means for enlarging the supply of meat. Old Seed Corn. (From the Harrcdsburg Sayings.) Three or four years since an Indian mound in Arkansas was being excavated, when an earthen jar was found, hermetically scaled, that con tained a small quantity of grains of Indian corn. Some Of the grains were the next year planted in Missouri, and several bushels raised. On the top of the raowid from which the jar was dug out a large tree four feet in diameter was growing, and it is thought the corn lay buried about 3,003 years. "Squire James L. Xeal. one of our mest prosperous and progressive farmers, sent and pro cured a Small quantity of the corn, paying over 2 cents a grain. This he planted last year, but the yield was small on account cf the drought. He saved enough, however, to get in a good patch this year. He has used it for roaning ears, and says it is the best he ever had. The cars arc not large, but grow- two or three on a single stalk. The one thing peculiar about this corn is its color, or rather colors. On tho same cob arc grains of different colors and in the row Tou can find an ear that is white, another blood red. one salmon colored, and another perfectly black. No Cruelty to Homes. (From the Chicago News.) Dr. Huidekopcr is reputed to hi a very learned and okillful horse and mule surgeon, and if he doesn't complain it may be taken for granted that the War Department covered itself with glory in the most important particular of con serving the health of the army quadruprds. We must assume that if there had been any unsani tary overcrowding of mule transports, or any failure to guard the horses from contagion. Sur geon Huidckoper's profss-ional conscience would have prompted him to make a protest. Secretary Alger has one distinguished scien tific authority on his side. Faulty Architecture. (From the Chicago Record.) "Did you enjoy the cathedrals, abroad. Miss Shutter?" "Xo; the horrid things were too big for my camera." Tlie Unfoigivcn Sin. -(From 'the Chicago Record.) "That-woman has hated me for years." "Did you jilt her?" "Xo; she got up a company dinner for me and I forgot to go." All Ready. (From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:) Tho President Is the list of football players thoroughly advertised? The Dean It is. The President Then-1 guess wc might as well open up the college. THINGS SEEN AND HEARD. A group of telegraph operators were exchanging reminiscences in front of one of the downtown local telegraph offices last evening when this story was told by Martin Kane, the old-tme wlelder of the electric key, from New York Stator "At the Democratic national conven tion in Chicago two years ago I was sent on by my company to handle some of the newspaper copy which was turned into the office by tho "Washington corres pondents who went en masse to the big political gathering. I was stationed at the Palmer House, and while standing In front of the office there one night, I was accosted by a man whom I had met in Washington some time before, but whose name I could not recall for ray life. He was a newspaper man, and had done some work in "Washington, and as he was filing his stuff in Chicago with our company I thought It best. In the in terest of our business, to introduce him to our Chicago manager, who treated all the local boys royally. For fifteen or twenty minutes I stood talking to him, trying to recall his name, but without success. Finally I remembered that 1 had a friend, a telegraph operator, form erly of Washington, but then engaged In the telegraph room of one of the big Xew Yotk dailies, who also knew the man, and who, no doubt, could recall his name By a lucky coincidence the Chicago head quarters of this office were located right next to the Palmer House. I recalled the fuct that one day just a few weeks prior to the time when I had left "Washington and when my New York friend, George Hardy, was in the city we had met In a restaurant here and had dined to gether. An idea struck me, and, excus ing myself to the newspaper man, asking him if he wouldn't wait a moment, I rushed into the Chicago headquarters of the New York newspaper office next door and ajked the head operator: " 'Which wire is Hardy working on in New York?' " 'That one," he replied, pointing to a certain desk In the office. "Going ovf:r to the desk, I grabbed the key and sent this message to the New York office: 'Hardy, what Is the name of that fellow who dined with us a few weeks ago in "Washington?' naming the date, of course, and noting an incident or two that had happened and what we had talked about. " That was Smith.' he replied. " Thanks, I answered. "I ran back Into the Palmer House, and, grasping my friend by the arm. led him Into the manager and introduced hlm. The Incident never occurred to me as re markable at tho time, but I thought of It afterward and it struck me as being a trifle odd. At any rate. Ill bet a hat that Smith never knew that I telegraphed to New York from Chicago that night In leas than five minutes to learn his name while he was waiting for me next door." A ragged, red-faced individual who had evidently seen better days shambled up to the prescription desk of a drug store In one of the downtown hotels last night and, drawing a pint flask from his coat pocket, asked In a husky voice for five cents' worth of alcohoL "What do you want It for?" asked the clerk, eyeing him carefully. "I want It to mix some paint with." re plied the man of the stuffed voice and un steady galL "To mix some paint with, eh," replied the clerk, "and on Sunday night, too. Old man, I gues you had better get out of this shop and get your paint-mixing ingredients somewhere else." The man resignedly pocketed his flask and 3-cent piece and wandered out of the place. "They try all sorts of dodges to evade the Sunday liquor law," said the clerk, after the tattered individual had left the store. "That, man wanted the alcohol to drink, and I don't believe he ever saw a bucket of paint, excepting nose paint, perhaps. That class of drinkers can't get quick enough action out of the ordi nary liquor and they drink the pure al cohol. During the other six days of the week we are obliged to sell it to them when they ask for it; but on Sunday, knowing that they drink the stuff, it Is a -violation of the law. This morning a drunken old fellow came Into the place here and asked for some of the stuff, and when I asked him what he proposed do ing with it, he replied that he wanted to use It In a chafing dish. Others want It for 'medicinal purposes. "We have any where from a dozen to twenty-five or thirty of these fellows in here every Sun day. Of course there are some legitimate calls for alcohol on Sunday, but we use our judgment in all cases and can easily dlstingulsh the drinkers from the other class." "There are some mighty queer people among the enlisted men In the United States navy," said an old retired naval officer in the lobby of one of the hotels last night In discussing some of the re markable characteristics of the bone and sinew of the American army and navy. "I remember one fellow in particular in the forecastle of one of our old-time warships who distinguished himself among the officers and men on the boat Insa- way which, considering the circum stances, was quite odd. This fellow came originally from New York, and, as I afterwards learned, belonged to one of tho best old families In the State. He was a wayward sort of an Individual, however, and it seems that his father, who was plentifully supplied with this world's goods, and who had always treat ed his son liberally, had finally become tired of his pranks and. had turned him out of the house without enough money to buy a day's rations for a. soldier In Cuba. Tho young fellow was stumped when he found himself out into the cold and marble-hearted -world, and the Idea struck him to enlist In the navy. When he applied for enlistment the officers saw by his dress and manners that he was no ordinary fellow, and upon questioning him they found that he was a graduate of one of the big Northern colleges, and further, that he had studied music abroad. The young sailor never at tracted much further attention until after we had reached an European sta tion. One day he was, given shore leave and when he returned to duty he was visibly laboring under 'heavy sea. but well able to walk straight and talk in telligibly. Under his arm, as he came aboard, he carried a violin. It was a cheap affair, but It had a good tone, as we afterwards discovered. As he came aboard ship one of his bunkles asked him in an insolent sort of way what he had under his arm. He replied that he had a violin. " 'What are you going to do with that thing here?' asked hi3 shipmate. " 'I'll show you what 1 am going to do with it,' the young fellow replied tearing the cover off the Instrument. Grasping the neck of the violin In his left hand In a manner which well showed that he was accustomed to the piece and flourishing his bow over the strings he drew forth some of the choicest gems from that, cheap old box that I ever head In my life. It was not the wine which he had drank which gave him the inspiration, but a genuine talent for music He played classic after classic In a manner which brought every man on the ship around him. The tone of tho violin under his soft, soothing bow was rich and pure and the notes came forth with a mellifluence which held his listeners in breathless ner vous silence. "His execution was remarkable and the fingers of his left hand fairly danced from one string to the other and from one end of the neck of the Instrument to the other. When he had concluded his first selection, an air from one of the Italian classics, his face was sad, made so no doubt by the Both the Saks and Smith Buildings will be open TO DAY. Tomorrow the Saks Build ing will be OPEN for .busi nessbut the Smith Building will be closed, to receive' the decorator 5 final touches, be fore the formal opening of the Greater Saks Stores. Watch the daily papers for notice of the interesting event. Saks & Company Penna. Ave. and 7th St. recollection of better times which this simple little Instrument had awakened in mm, ana ne made a motion to put the violin back into its case, but he was re strained from doing so by officers and men alike. He was asked and finally or dered to play again and again and the crowd kept him busy there for over two hours. "That young fellow always had mv ad miration after that. The captain took a liking to him also and soon after that, he was given an appointment as a- warrant officer but left the navy shortly after ward." One of the first Porto RIcans to come to this country with the purpose of ulti mately becoming an American citizen is Ramon Diaz, the mascot of the Fourth Company of the American Signal Co'rps, now at the Washington Barracks. Ramon Is1but ten years of age. yet he Is a thinker for himself, and says he will make a pan of himself in this, cSiin try. He cannot say it ia English, bow ever, for hejls unable to speak anything but the tongue of his people Spanish. Young Diaz is now at th v?a,... t Barracks and is under- th frinr-. nr : Lieut. Crawford, who took a fancy tothe jau m rono jkico. lie proposes to take the boy to his home in Little Rock, AT-k., and will educate him at his own expense. The boy's mother Is living, but nothing Is known of his father. The mother is at Ponce, and was not asked by the lad for permission to come to this country. She knew, however, that he was anx!ou to uu.hc, iur iie was ior nve weeks the mas- .-. ui me signal corps, ana said that he was determined to accompany the man to America. When the signal battalion started from Ponce on the transoort Stneca young Diaz stowed away in the hold of the vessel. Two more Porto RIcans. bent on adventure, attempted to hide themselves on the transport. but they were discovered and put ashore. The boy when, at length, found by a salTor, was suffering from pneumonia, due toex posure. He was given good care 3nd when the Seneca reached Jersey Citylhe ginger-colored Porto Rican ran downline gangplank as lively as a sparrow. He was a queer looking object. His natlVA IrmiCArQ TPAra - nM-.x j so one of the men had given the lad a pair or KnaKi uniform trousers. Lieut Crawford bought a stylish-looking mili tary suit for him in Jersey City. Lieut. Crawford will remain here until the signal men are furloughed and Hen he will take the Porto Rican to Little Rock and start him to school. - A HamiletH Inveitlsrntlon. - (From the New Orleans Times-Ikraoemt-V Several of the Republican conventions calte-I for an investigation, and It is evident tteit"k better class of Republican sentiment fees the ne cessity for probing the war scandals. By per sisting in his effort, therefore, to get a-eora-mision. in spite of all the difficulties m the way, the President greatly strengthens the R publican position, and benefits the nay at tfee congressional elections, in the opinion of the politicians. The party goes before the pepJe tith a declaration in favor of a rigid, irryejtjga tion, and at the ame- time ecapesj the bad results that will follow that investigation, for it will scarcely get to work before the el.ctiens. and will certainly not bring out any of the damning evidence in time to do any harm. Thus the Administration will sseur only bene fit from the propo-ed investigation withAtt'any element of danger. Such an investigation may please the'.Xdmfn-i-tration, but it will not satisfy the people. It is not sueh ar investigation as they want. It is not only the Administration investigating it self, but the commissisn is practieaUV power las. Mtirlc Tnaln'.H Cramps. "" (From the New York Tribune.) " At an evening party in London, some tinw ago. a gushrmr girl was introduced to Mar!; Twain. . "Oh, Mr. Clenvns!" he said. "New, please, d tell me! I've been thinking of taking tip writing, but I am so afraid that dreadful rrfcrs -cramp one hears somuch about did you evel- have itf "I did, madam." "And what did jou take for it!" "Beefsteak." "Just fancy! But how and where did ym apply it." "Broiled and internally." said Jlarfc Twain, gravely. "I can't answer for it? being- a panacea, but it cured the kind of cramp I had, all rfgac" Popr Hrltnln. (From Puck.) Uncle Hiram They say the sun never stts on the "Briti-h empire. Aunt Hannah Doesn't it. now? And we hav such magnificent snnsetrtrrcr here. Encunragement. (Frcm the Chicago News.) He No; I can't afford to marry. She Why!. I'm sure the tailor would triat you for a dress .suit if you mentioned paf name. Invltntlnua. (From, the Richmond Dbpitcb.) There is a Milwaukee- girl whose- name Ts Hug afeller. and they say all the boy -of her ace quaintancc pronounce the word interro;at"vcIy. Mexican Immigrants. (From the Lecsburg Commercial.) Thousands of pauper Mexicans are alleged to lie flowing into Texas as a result of the recent fcijr compelling all men between the ages of eighteln and thirty-five to serve a term in the army. TIiIk tlueer Old World.' It is queer how thifig3 go by contraries, here, "Ti always tco cold or too hot. And the prizes wc miss, you know, always appear To lie better than tho.-e that we've gotr It is alway3 too wet, or too dusty and dry. And- the land is too rough or too flat. There's nothing that's perfect beneath the blue sky, But It's a pretty good world for all that. Some people are born but to dig in the soil. And sweat for the bread that they cat. While some never learn the hard meaning".cf' Wil, And live on the things that arc sweet; A few are too rich and a lot are too poor. And some are too lean or too fat Ah, the hardships arc many that men must en dure, But It's a pretty, good world far all that. The man who must think envi s them that rnust-b Kver pcunding and digging for men. And the man with the pick would be h-ippy if he Might play with the brtbh or the pent All things go by contraries here upon earth. Life is empty and sterile and flat; Man begins to complain on the day of his birth, But -f" It's a pretty good world for all that. Cleveland Leader. 4 n V X J Ac