Newspaper Page Text
jw? "-" rr ' Sr' .
6 THE TIMER. WASHINGTON IFRIDAT. DEGFMBER72f 1698. nei aH- ? &imta (MORNIKG, EVENTKO AKD SUSDAY.) THE TIMES COMPANY. STILSON HUTCHIKS. President PUBLICATION' OFFICE. THE IIUTCHINS BUILDING, Comer Tenth and D Streets Northwest. ScnscniPTios Kates KOSTHLT ET CAniUEn: Mcrolnfr. Evening and Sunday Fifty Cents Morning and Sunday Thirty-Ore Cents Lvcninc and Sunday Thirty-five Cents nr MAIL. Ccc Year. Morning, Evening and Sunday. .13 CO BixKonthav, " " ..3.0J Three Konths. - " ..1.75 One Yesr, Morning and Sunday 4X0 Eli Months. " " 2.25 3 biee Months. " - I.S One Year. Evening and Sunday I 01 fcil Months, " - .. 2.2S ThreeMonths, " " L3 fcrrcay only. One Year too Orders by Mall must be accompanied by fsltcriptlon price. IiuminiE (Editorial Rooms 98 vS '! Business Ofllce 1M0 ivLuiuiits, circulation Department.. ..209 CIRCULATION STATEMENT. The circulation of THE TIMES for the f ek ended Nov. 26, 1S9S. wis as follows: Sunday, November 20 ... . 20,172 Monday, November 21. . . . ". 44,210 Tuesday, November 22 . . . . 44,055 Wednesday. November 23 . . 44,135 Thursday. November 24 ... 43,330 riday, November 25 44,221 Saturday, November 26 . . . 44,128 Total 2S4.257 Taily average (Sunday. 20,172, ex cepted) -WflU HIE TIMES, In ill Its editions. Morning, Even ins, tnd Sunday, will be nulled to one address fr nFTY CENTS per month. Addresses changed ss often as desired. Bracers el TIIE TIMES who mar at any time be unable to procure copies of it at any news staid or railroad ctation or on railroad trains, will confer a favor upon the management by send ing to this office Information of the fact. Communications Intended for publication in TIIE TI11ES should be tersely and plainly written, and must in all cases be accompanied by the name and address of the writer. Ileectcd com munications will not be pierfrved, and only man uscripts cf cbTious importance will be returned to their authors. The Adrn Users" Guarantee Company, .of Chi cago, hereby certifies that it has, by its expert examiner, piovcn and attested the circulation fl THE TIMES, of Washington. D. C. The daily average PAID circulation for the month of Oc tober, 1:33, was 42,300 copies. This,, is CUAEAXTEED to the advertisers cf the country by a BOXD of fcM.OM In the Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland, deposited Tilth the Northwestern National Hank, of Chi cago. ADVEKTISEItS' GUARANTEE COMPANY, Dy J. It. MASON. President. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2. 1S9S. The Hour .Muit Open. That the friends of America In Great Britain should be humiliated by the suggestion of a Chinese wall around our new island possessions, is natural. They recognize the absurdity of any attempt to haimonlze American territorial ex pansion ard a Dingley tariff: they know the inevitable failure that must follow such an attempt; but It is the display of provincial selfishness and blundering; greed in the proposition that causes their chagrin. It is distinctly unfriend ly toward a power that would have lent any" aid we might have required If our demands on Spain had been contested by a foreign state. The more un frjendly, because by the treaty we have made of Spain a favored nation In that regard. Probably Great Britain does not fear a permanently closed door In the Phil ippines, not becaure the power of the favored class in this country has wan ed, but because the thing is impracti cable. Of course there is nothing to prevent a Republican President and Congress, wedded to the pernicious doc trine of a protection that is prohibition, from adopting any means they prefer for collecting revenues In the islands. They may enact the Dingley tariff for all Imports there and even establish a hish tariff against American products also. But it will not require a long ex perience to demonstrate the Impracti cability and folly of such a policy. Is it conceivable that American manufac turers would sustain the Republican party If It should retard and obstruct the development of Philippine resources by a heavy duty on the appliances nec essary to work the mines, till the soil, and produce the many articles for the manufacture of w h!ch they are especial y adapted? The demand from the islands for machinery and materials will be large as soon as American capital anil enterprise can establish themselves there and the prosperity of the people for whose welfare we are responsible will require, at the least, free trade with America. Indeed, we may safely regard that as inevitable. By the treaty with Spain, we admit Spanish products Into the Philippines on equal terms with our own. That England will not resent this is not to be expected. That Germany will dis cover some means of retaliation is posi tive. We shall find ourselves shut out of markets that are worth as much to us as the Philippines, besides alienating the friendship of nations that is more valuable to us now than ever before. Not all the exclusive trade of. the isl ands could compensate for the surren der of good will and for the material losses that we should suffer. The American people do not choose the con temptible role we should assume If we should close the door to England and all the world In the Philippines, and then demand or enjoy a share of the ad vantages of nn open door In Asia. The time is not distant when the Oriental markets will be worth struggling for. Our own Interest in them would be many limes greater than our profits from a monopoly of the Island markets. Is It to be supposed the American peo ple will be insane enough to forfeit all these, together with the sympathy and friendship of England, in order to de fraud the inhabitants of the Philippines of their right to buy In other markets? Our new possessions put us In a po sition to take part In all the great events. Including the struggle for indus trial supremacy, of which the Pacific countries will be the scene. If we are wise and show the liberal spirit that becomes us best, we shall have peace and friendship; our Ideas, which are ihared by Great Britain, will dominate must of the world; and we shall be first mi In manufactures and commerce. If we are selfish and unwise, we shall stand alone, but in such relations that we may be Irritated to the point of war it self. This must become apparent be fore we go very far with a McKlnley or Dingley tariff in the Islands, If it does not rev'eql Itself sooner. 'In, order to preserve something more important and In Justice to the'people there, we shall have to open the Philippines to the whole world. That will work the end of high tariffs in this country. It will be demonstrated that our superior skill and the Influence of our domestic insti tutions have fitted us to rule the mar kets there against all competitors. Such a demonstration must remove the sole argument for protection. Battle of the Departments. All vigorous Americans enjoy the con templation of a fight. It Is not that they are bloodthirsty, but they realize that nearly all professional fighters mil itate only with their mouths; and It is the eloquential quality In man the pub lic admires. Thus the interest taken in vocal bruisers like Corbett, and in crea tures, equally harmless from a belliger ent point of view, like Sampson and Shatter! The two last named have locked horns, but nothing will happen In consequence, except a.new contribu tion to the literature of American humor. The Administration Is about to have,' Congress on Its hands, and the aggre gation must be amused, else nobodj' knows what might happen. Accord ingly it is both "dulce et decorum" for the warring departments of Mars and Neptune to produce something at this, time for the delectation of the people upon whom they so anxiously depend for the promotion of favorites, the car rying out of questionable deals, and the suppression of evidence that might be troublesome. We are, therefore, overjoyed to see the entertainment of the departments opened with a grand double song and dance by the mirth-provoking twin freaks, Sampson and Shatter. The act Is the joint work of Long and Alger, whose ability In the line of such au thorship is somethlng'sublime. It is al together worthy of their bright intel lects. The Navy Department enters its prize pet Sampson; who was nowhere near the danger line in the vicinity of Santiago, "and was-wholly- Innocent of any connection with -the. sanguinary events of Schley'si batfle; to contest the prize of victory over Cervera and Linares, with Sliafter, who had as much, to do with the land fighting as Alger had with the surrender of Lee at Appomatox. Yet, both being under appropriate in spiration, Sampson, who was absent, demands a division of the laurels with Shaftcr, who was also absent,. To use a strictly technical naval expression, we must say that the two specimens are upon a perfectly even keel. Each il lustrated In the war the genius of his control. It was Long's commercial in stinct that imbued Sampson when he made a rush to gobble the Spanish ves sels captured by Miles and Wheeler in the harbor of Santiago, that he might add their loot to the sum of his un earned but expected prize money. It was the dqg-in-the-manger quality in Alger that made Shatter put a force on those floaters and throw Sampson's men overboard when they came to seize them. Shatter recognized the preda tory nature of his colleague from Ma tanzas, and was prepared as he was never known o be-ior.any other enemy. They are a fine nalr,.these postulants respectively for a vice admiral's com mission 'and a lieutenant generalcy! We have nothing"but -admiration for their effrontery. It must be admitted that they are equally worthy of such glory as the sum of their absences and their peaceful dispositions around San tiago entitle them to. Sampson, in his luxurious cabin, writing circulars, or skipping out when trouble was impend ing, and Shatter In his hammock, rub bing liniment on his three hundred pounds of gout and insane fear three miles from the front, present a picture of heroism which appeals cheerfully to the sober American sense of the ridicu lous. The fountain does not rise higher than its source. The naval agent of the old Spanish bond alliance does not need to be brave, or present when there is bloodshed, and the deputy of a. man who retired from the fight at Chancel lorsville in wet boots, has no occasion to be anything other than one who sends brave boys to their death while an orderly mixes cool drinks for him and keeps Ice on his small head far from the danger of Spanish bullets. The nation will observe the hostilities between the absentee commanders and the departments they so plctorlaliy rep resent, with much equanimity, and also with amused contempt. Alcerlun ami Other Lenkntre. A hint has been conveyed to The Times, In a roundabout way, that the people in the-commanding general's of fice are spending a great deal of un necessary time in gunning about for some unknown person who is supposed to be furnishing the public with infor mation concerning the dark secrets of Algerlsm. Perhaps It Is Just as well to state that the remote and 'inconsidered quar ters referred to constitute about the last place In the edifice for Algerloglcal exploration. The office was suppressed and practically demolished early in1 the war, alone? with the inspection shop of General Breckinridge. We are not in the habit of hunting around old ruins for things that others are constantly ex cavating from modern plants with the aid of spiritual or metallic arguments. It is therefore to be hoped that no poor devil of a clerk or laborer in Gen eral Miles's end of the Departments to be suspected or persecuted for leakages which it would be foolishness to think emanated from thence. If there Is any one fact more notorious than another in Washington, It is thatthere is a market price for copies of every scrap of paper contained within the architectural hor ror known as the State, War and Navy building. Of course exceptions must be made in cases of suppressed or conceal ed documents, withdrawn from the flies and kept In private strong boxesor car ried around In hats,- but in' a general way the document "brokers are not much hampered. If The Times could conscientiously have Indulged a taste for quaint his torical manuscript. It might have ac quired a whole library of Algeriana, and other matter to devise to' the Library of Congress, or the National Museum. A series of letters addressed to "dear Hecker' and-"dear Kirbytt i'the-ub-Ject of camp site's would alone be a lib eral education. A precis of the trade which antedated the protocof couMd not fall to be of Interest, and tips from the Maine inquiry would be read with avidity by students of "good politics." But for practical purposes nire 'temp tatlon to delve lnto.theBe realms of eso- teric officialism Is small; for one reason TippnnsA tfani- flnt mnrA tnnn tt fan' nMt because there are more fhan a f ew' 'able and Industrious collectors who have been assidlous in their attention to the fad, and whose material Is more or less available. The net result Is that we jnay be in a position tohave..a goqd,d,eal of fun with an entirely clear conscience. What a queer and vengeful' thVrig' Is1 Truth! It crops out, sometimes-ln- the original, sometimes In the shape of cer tified copies; but it Is pretty apt to materialize. On the whole, Truth Itrnot such a' bad thing except for., peoplp, with the consciousness of guilt. There are two propositions that, were made during the brief war with Spain that are not likely to bo revived. One of these was the restoratlon-of the gradoof lieutenant general for the Benefit of the present adjutant general, and the other wjia the same thing for the glory of Gen eral Shatter. No rivalry, for the place will rupture the close friendship of the two warriors. ' " ' ,-. .i AA'e can afford to keep very calm about the rumors of Aguinaldo's purposes. When the time comes for the Americans to establish a form of government It will bo time enough to get rid br 'any 'annoy ance his activity may occasion. . - It is reported that the De"m6crati'bf'Ini diana aro opposed to expansion, In look ing over the returns of the last election wo find that thero are. In fact, a few Democrats left In Indiana, but if their leaders continue to make fools of them selves there will be none at the next elec tions. Perhaps the indorsement of Senator Quay by the incomprehensible Republic ans of Pennsylvania entitles him to Influ ence with the President, but It is hoped It will be exercised In relation to other than District offices. The Dewey receptions next Spring will make the peace Jubilees look small. The popular admiration for a real and suc cessful hero surpasses any esteem for gentle peace. If there Is anything Ad miral Dewey sees that ho would like, he has only to call for it from the Presiden cy down. m r General Garcia is a genuine hero.'who Is entitled to all the attentions he will allow Washington to show to him. lie Is a veteran of two wars for Cuban liberty, and he has kept his record clean. ADMTBAL SCHIaE'g'S-REPO-RTS: Tsio of Them TJiii-nrilictl at a Con-it'llfr-iit teuton. The Navy Department h5 discovered In its files two reports from Admiral Schley, covering the movement of his "flying squadron" for the period when It was In dependent of Rear Admiral Sampson's command. Until the reports wero brought to light the officers of tho .bureau ot navi gation assumed that Schley "had not transmitted any communication relating to the history of the "flying squadron." The department, Its officials assert, was very anxious to have these repprts at hand when It gave publicity to the report of Sampson, containing a story of Schley's alleged departure-from the touth coast of Cuba for Key West after he had been told that Cervera's fleet wasln'San tiago harbor. A search was ordered of tho files of the bureau of navigation, but the"b'ure'a'u" re ported to Secretary Long that no report could be found covering the operations of the "flying squadron" In the vicinity of Santiago. More recently Secretary Long directed that another search be made, TjuI this was likewise unsuccessful. Still more recently, significantly since the Secre tary's report was published, although this cannot bo said definitely, as naval officers aro reticent on tho subject, the two "re Iorts mentioned have, been brought to light. JkKUlTS-OF THE WAE. Three SihiuInIi War VcNiclft Atltlcil to Our "Vnvj". Three more regular warships nave been added to the United States nary at Ma nila. They are Spanish vessels that were sent to the bottom by Dewey's gunners or set on fire by their crews, but were not too badly damaged to be of use hereafter. The Navy Department has received a dis patch from Admiral Dewey, ditcd Manila, November 2$, saying1 that the Isla. de Lu zon; Isla do Cuba and Don Juan de Aus tria have been raised and docked. "My anticipations as to their value ful ly realized," he says. "Will .leave short ly for Hong Kong under their own steam. Constructor Gapps deserving"of lilgKesT commendation." The contract, for raising and repairing these three vessels was recently awarded to the Hong Kong and Thompson Dock Company. When the ship's feifcli'Hong' Kong the company will place them in dry docks and proceed to overhaul them thoroughly. Constructor Gapps, who was sent from the Mare Island navy yard for the purpose, superintended the raising of the three vessels. PHILIPPINE MATTERS. Four Kniiftnis linttnilotiN ltnve Ar rived nt Mnntln. Gen. Otis, in command of the American forces in the Philippines, sent a cable gram to tho War Department yesterday, announcing the arrival at Manila of four battalions of Kansas Volunteers. Seven companies of the' First' Tennessee Regiment joined Gen. Otis's,,, forces last Tuesday, and other troops are en route to the islands. Advices received by the Administration Indicate that the Philippine 'Insurgents will resist and cause trouble , when they are commanded to lay down their arms after this Government has taken full pos session of the archipelago. Important or ders bearing on this subJe'cV ai'e' said 'to have been sent to Admiral ,Dewey and Gen. Otis. If IlrooUlyn Drlilirc Shonld Fall. (From the Hartford Courant.) The fall of the Brooklyn bridge would be a 'Jar more appalling disaster than would be the collapse of one of the, suspension bridges "at Niagara, or than was the Christmas eve tragedy on the Tirth of Forth. Thc'loas of Bfe would be far greater. It is a case in which the taking ol risks Is criminal. The facts should be de finitely ascertained. The bridge should be proved 6afe to the satisfaction of the. man who built it and of eiery other civil engineer living or made sale. And this should be"Uone immediately1 "J11 '"U Ticket Sculping-.'"""' (From the Pittsburg Dfspatch.) The outcry against ticket scalping is largely factitious and the remedy is In the bands 'of the railroads. If there is any considerable amount ot forging and counterfeiting as 'alleged the penal laws will punish such practices more effectively than any enti-scalping act can. As to the prac tices which really give rise to the scalping or brokerage business,' when the railways abolish discriminations in the price of tickets and en force the law against railroad menwho secretly sell at reduced rates there will be no more occu pation for the ticket broken. GENERAL : POLITICAL- ,&0SSIP. The contest over the leadership of the krttinority in-the Fiffyjglxth Congress is attracting a great deal of attention. At this writing it appears to be a neck and neck race between - Levy of New York, and Joe "Bailey of Texas. Joe- claims to be In the lead, but Jeff Insists, I that he has the call. The Texas gentle- 1im fa ,Tlan...,l .."V..ii r.... n tits x?n. York rival. " 8 j "Who In the devil ever heard of Levy?" ho says. "Ho has never been In Con gress, knows nothing of parliamentary .usage, and must be tC consummate ass to aspire, to the leadership." Levy retorts somewhat after this fash Ion: "Joe Bailey thinks that I am an ass, docs he? Well, he o'ught to know something about asses, having trained In that class for so long. If I cannot" dem onstrate conclusively that I am not as big an ass as Bailey, I will cheerfully retire In his favor." This would seem to be a matter for ar bitration. If left to a popular; vote It would probably result In a tie. and then the Hon. William Sulzer would doubtless come to the front. The talk of Admiral Dewey ns a possi ble Presidential facto,ln 1000 is agitating political circles. Dewey will retire under the age limitation In a year, and many of his admirers believe that ho would make the strongestJklnd of a candidate for the Presidency if he could be Induced to accept the nomination. It Is not known whether the hero of Manila Bay has any political ambition, and. In fact. It is not quite certain to which party he belongs. Ho comes from a. Republican stronshold Vermont but an occasional Democrat Is found In that State. If Dew ey t-s nominated In 1900 for President It will probably be by the Democrats, as there will bo enough officeholders among the delegates to the Republican national convention to Insure the renomlnation of Mr. McKlnley. "If Dewey will accept the Democratic nomination," said a- promim-nt Democrat yesterday, "lie will bo a good enough Democrat for us. Grant, you will remem ber, had always been a Democrat until ho was nominated by the Republicans for President. It Is not necessary for us to Inquire what Dewey's political affiliations have been in the past. If ho will accept tho Democratic nomination In 10ft) ho can have It. and ho would be elected by a practically unanimous vote. Mr. McKln ley and his friends should keep an eye on Admiral Dewey." There Is no instance of a naval hero's ever becoming a candidate for political honors. At the same time there is noth ing In tho Constition of the United States which forbids it. , Representative QrSut or Vermont bc- llees that we shouliEhold on to the Phil ippines at all hazards, lie said yester day: j, "Let tho croakers arfd' scolds say what they please, we are going to hold on to the Philippines. 1 don't know yet how we are going to maiSiKejthem, but every -dictate of conscience,otbumanltar!anlsm and of good business should tell us not to let them go. R "I do not have uily patience with the dark forebodings of those who wou'd have us believe that the' country will be swamped by taking hold of the Philip pines. Why. tho same thing was ra d about the Louisiana,' Purchase-. Thero were Josiah Qulncy Senator Plumer of New Hampshire, and". many others who went so. far as lo declare that dismem berment of the Union w-as threatened by taking over tho Louisiana territory. "The Philippines hae come to us and wo must assume the jcsponslbl ity placed upon us. We will do It and will work out the problem." Representative John Allen of Mississip pi used to have a reputation as a humor ist. The expansion problem has sobered him somewhat. In "conversation yester day he is quoted ns saying: "I am kind of conservative about this expansion business. You know, when you stop and think about the trouble we are having in this country with an Inferior race that has had tho benefit of thirty j ears of civilization and education, it sort of appalls me to consider w hat we aro going to do with the people of some of our new possessions, who are not even up to the average of tho lowest of our Inferior race. "Then there Is tho question of self-government, which kind of bothers me. We hai,e been proceeding upon the theory of allow ins people to govern themselves and I don't know what we are going to do with a million or two of people who are not qualified for self-government." Senator Quay's friends in Washington were shocked yesterday to learn that the court In Philadelphia had refused to grant the postponement of his trial for the misuse of Stato funds which the Pennsylvania senator had requested. They had been led to believe that Senator Quay had as big a pull with the courts of tho Keystone State as ho has had with tho voters of hat interesting Common wealth. However, It is said that Quay has not reached the end of his string yet. Some friendly judge may yet be found who will come to Senator Quay's rescue; If one can judge from outside reports, all Is not perfect harmony between Governor-elect Roosevelt and Senator Thomas C. Piatt. The trouble seems to be duo to the fact that Mr. Roosevelt In sists upon making some appointments on his own account. If Mr. Roosevelt per sists in this determination, which is not unlikely, according to the talk of New Yorkers he will soon arrive at an open rupture with Senator Piatt and his or ganization. It Roosevelt and Piatt should happen to have a. falling out, Chauncey M. Depew's senatorial aspirations would be likely to suffer. Mr. Dopew Is at pres ent Mr. Piatt's choice" for tho Senatorshlp, but there are half a dozen other candi dates In the field, and If Roosevelt should join the antl-Platt contingent Mr. Depew would not have a walk-over by any means. Gov. Black, is himself an active aspirant for senatorial honors, and he will, It is believed, ''Kayef1 a considerable following-In the legislature. Tlie MIsmonH tflnntcm. CFrom'.Truth'.) A Missouri orator of national fame once referred to the resources of Missouri, and as a fitting climax defied the world'to produce anything tall enough lo "look down' ujion 5Iisouri's daugh ter, Ella Kate Ewing, v. hose gigantic proportions are the wonder of all whoi-qontcmplate them. Scientists have produced theories to the effect that there is a limit to, the human growth. This 19 admitted in the general ense, hut Miss Ewing's proportions dispute the theory that eight feet in height is the growth limit of the human family. t . Miss Ewlnjf was born twenty-five years ago in a farm house five miles west of La Grange, Mo. What caused the development of colossal propor tions to such a .degree in the person of Miss Ewing is inexplicable, since her weight at birth was scarcely seven and a half pounds smaller than the average infant, but at sixteen years of age her height was eight feet and four inches and her weight two hundred and fifty-six pounds, which remain with slight variance the same to day. An Unpopular Plan. (From the Toledo Dec.) -There will be bitter'opposltlon to any financial policy that favors substituting an interest-bear ins for a non-interest bearing debt. Issuing bonds to retire greenbacks will be unpopular uith the people, however much it may please some selfish .financiers. He Could Ilnve-fJonc to the Front. '(From the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. Gen. Blanco is sorry 1o leave Cuba without having had a fight. When he compares notes with Toral, Linares, and Cervera, he may not feel w blue about it. DISPATCHES PROM CrEXT. LEE. Troop Sent by Transport to Prov ince In, Cuba. Two dispatches were received at the) War Department yesterday afternoon from Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, commanding the Seventh Army Corps, with headquar ters at Savannah, Ga. The first of these announced that the 'transport Manitoba, with the Fourth Tennessee Volunteera on board, and the transport Chester, with tho Fifteenth -Hegular Infantry, sailed from. Savannah for, Cuba yesterday; morning. The Fourth Tennessee Is des tined for Piriaf Wl Ttlo and the Fifteenth Infantry for-Puerto Principe. The Ches ter sailed six nilles out to sea during the storm on Tu'estfay and there awaited the arrival ofUoManltoba. Had she not done so, said Gen. Lee, tho transport might now tbei at tho ocean bottom. Tho dispatch also states that the Panama lsaf'Ba'vifnnah. awaltlnir her 'consignment, ofJxpops! for one "of the Cuban provinces The second dispatch from Gen. Lee was as follows: "Transport Michigan, from Ponce, com ing In. The company ot the Eighth In fantry and two trbdps. Second and Sixth Cavalry",, respectively,, .will be sent by rail fhis afternoon to Huritsvllle, Ala., as pre viously directed and ithe four light bat teries will be placed In. a nice camp, here, which ''has alrca'dy"bcen prepared . for ' in ilt'DUHf I - DISCHARGES ANNOUNCED. Gen. t-rceiV Reilnrlritr the Volunteer --Slt-nat Force. Gen. Greely, chief signal officer, has be gun to apply the pruning knlfo to the lonwi-.t'of voluntCeiMKlgna! officers ap pointed ,fpr duty, drpg the war. Honor able discharges were yesterday announced for tlie 'following, to go Into effect upon the dates after thelrname3, as their ser vices are no longer required: Capri'" Thomas F. ''Clark, December 20; Capt. George W, sRutler, December 13; Capt. John P.. Inman, December 15; Capt. John W. McConneli, December 5; Capt. Alexander A. B. 'Smead, December 5; Capt. Henry H. Canfield, December 51; Capt. Edward"'. Wlnfleld. December 31; First Lieut. Patrick W. Crawford, De cember 5; First. Lieut. William F. M. Rogers, December 15; First Lieut. Gharles E. Walker, December 5; First Lieut. Al bert C. Thompson, Jr., December S; First Lieut. Hugh Haddow, Jr., December 31; First Lieut. Henry W. Sprague. Decem ber 10; First Lieut. Don A. Palmer, De cember 10: Second Lieut. Max Wagner, December 5; Second Lieut. Grant Squires. December 5; Second Lieut. Robert W. Rodman, December 5; Second Lieut. E. Neal Gillespie. December 5; First Lieut. Edward T. Miller. December 1; First Lieut. Joseph D. Wood, December 14. and Capt. Charles C. Clark, November 30. POR SUFFERING CUBANS. The CoiunI io SnlT "HTith ft Cars;o of iProiHlouM. The transport Comal Is soon to sail from Savannah wlth-a cargo of food for the suffering pebple 'in Cuba. The following order bearing on this re lief expedition wag issued at the War Department yesterday: "By direction of ttie Secretary" of War, Capt. Theodore IV Hacker, commissary of subsistence. United States Volunteers, Is temporarily relieved from duty as- as sistant "to the chief commissary of sub sistence. Seventh Army Corps, at Saan nah, Ga., and .will Join the transport Comal at that place, for duty as commis sary of subsistence and acting assistant quartermaster on that transport. In charge of the distribution of subsistence supplies to the destitute Cubans, in ac cordance with the act of Congress ap proved May IS, ISSSjas published in para graph 3, general orders. No. ZC. headquar ters of the army. May 27, 1S3S, and on completion of this duty, will re.oln his proper station." SOLDIERS' TO BE PAID. An Order IhkuimI to United Stnte Army Pnymnntcr Uulrd The, troops In this city and vicinity will soon receive their salaries for November, as Indicated by the following order Issued at the War Department yesterday. "Major George W. Baird, paymaster. United States army, will proceed to Wash ington Barracks, District of Columbia: Fort Myer, Sheridan Point, and Fortress Monroe, Va.; Fort Washington, Md., and Fort Macon and Fort Caswell, N. C, for payment ot .troops at these posts on mus ter of November 30, 1S0S. Majors Eugene Coffin and Pierre C. Stevens, additional paymasters, United States volunteers, will report in person to Major Balrd to assist him In the performance of this duty. "Tho quartermaster's department will transport the funds necessary for these payments by express to such points as the paymasters may direct." FOR THE ARMY AND NAVY. A Board of Officcrx to Conxlder Unl- . form .Smiill Arms, The Secretary of War has detailed Col. Alfred Mordecai and Major Stanhope E. Blunt, both of the ordnance department. II, S. army, and Capt. George S. Ander son, Sixth U. S. Cavalry, as members of a board of officers to 'meet at the Army Building, New York City, at 10 o'clock a. m., on Tuesday, December 6. 1S0S, or as soon thereafter as practicable, jointly with an officer of the navy and an officer of the marine corps, who may be de tailed as members ot the board by the Secretary of the Navy, to consider the question of the adoption of a uniform caliber for small arms and machine guns, and of a standard 'and uniform small-arm cartridge for the uscot the army, navy, and marine corps, and make report and recommendation thereon. SANTIAGO IS ALARMED, Postponement of the Removnl of Soldiers' IlcimYlnx Adtlxed. A cablegram received at the War De partment last night from Gen. Wood at Santiago, will, no doubt, result In stopping the' 'fuftlicr'shlpmenfof the remains of American soldiers from Cuba to this country for at least two months. The cablegram" states-" "Rpctvmmpml that no morp bodies be -moved uVitfl 'February. Dry season re movals cause great alarm here. Seven hundred bodies still to be moved." The Paperx In the Holt Cnxe. The papers In the case of. Private Lind say "Holt, colored, of the Tenth Cavalry, who vas,,sn,t(eTnccdtQ, be shot for the murder of Private Twisby, at'Huntsville, Ala., have just reached the War Depart ments . After, the-papers have been fully reviewed by the Judge advocate general of the army they will be sent to the President for approval. The case Is an uriusuat' oricT, ahd 'IP Is 'expected that the President will look.lnto it thoroughly, and that some time will elapse before he takes action. ii . sii itj .., Two At my Surgeons Summoned. The Secretary of War has directed Act ing, Assistant Surgeon Edward C. Bars-tow,now-on duty at Fort Myer, 'to pro ceed to the War Department and report to, thejsurgeon general for annulment of his contract.1 Acting Assistant Surgeon John T; Booths aJsP at Fort Myer,. wjll proceed to Cincinnati for the same purpose. TO AID THE GOLD BUGS. The Prealtlent Hay Csall a. Special Selon of Congress. New York, Dec. 1. Tiie principal fea ture of the monthly meeting of the Cham ber of Commerce this afternoon wan the presence of H. H. Hanna. chairman of the executive committee ot the Indian, apolis monetary conference. Mr. Hanna arrived from Washington yesterday, and by Invitation of Alexander E. 5rr, presi dent ot the Chamber, made, a short ad dress before the Chamber outlining the work the commute of the convention has done, and Indicating the work yet to be done. The meeting was well attended, and Mr. Hanna was warmly applauded as he rose to speak. Although Mr. Hanna made no reference to the subject In his address, it was learned that President McKlnley has under consideration the calling ot a spe cial session ofCongress on March 4. for the purpose of considering monetary leg islation favorable to the gold standard. The President has taken up this consider ation of the subject at the request of the Indianapolis convention, and the execu tive committee or the convention has al ready invited the representatives of the various commercial bodies throughout the United States to forward to Mr, McKln ley their several requests that the extra session be called for- the purpose named. It Is understood that the response to the circular of the convention asking for these meetings throughout he country has been unanimously favorable, and that the sections represented Indicate a general sentiment In favor of such ses sion. Mr. Hanna'B speech was short, and dealt principally with the work done by the executive committee .since the meet ing of the convention In Its work of prop agating gold standard Ideas in all the States. In conclusion. Mr. Hanna said that day before yesterday the President had said to him. when asked for a message that he might carry to the people Interested In the work: "You can say that I stand thoroughly for monetary legislation, and that every pledge the Republican party has made along that line will be carried out." J. Harsen Rhoades made a short speech urging that every support be given to Mr. Hanna and his associates Jn the work they were trying to do. THE ENGLISH MISSION. Tim PreNlileiiC Said o Have Settled on Mr. Choute. New York, Deb. 1. There Is a rumor in political circles to the effect that Andrew D. White, the present ambassador to Germany, may be transferred to England by President McKlnley, and another New York man sent to Berlin. It is said that John Hay, now Secretary of State, strongly favors the selection of White as his successor at the court of St James. Republican politicians say there are so many candidates for appointment as am bassador to England that it Is very likely that the President may decide that the easiest solution of the problem will be to transfer Mr. White. It is said that some of the candldates-for-the place would ac cept an appointment to Berlin, which would make the selection of Mr. White's successor an easy matter. St. Louis, Dec. 1. A special from Wash ington to the Chronicle says: "It Is stated on the best of authority In Administration circles that Joseph H. Choate, of New York, has been selected by President McKlnley to succeed. John Hay as ambassador to the court of St. James." A CATASTROPHE AVERTED. A Crank Tries to Hum Wnnniunk er's (irent Store, Philadelphia, Dec. L Actuated by some motive which has not yet been discovered by the police, Michael-Morgan this.aftcr noon tried to set fire to Wanamaker's big store. Had it not been for an employed Samuel Liggett, many lles might have been lost and millions of dollars' worth of property destroyed. At 2 p. m., while the big store was crowded with shoppers, Liggett noticed smoke in the northeast corner of. the basement, devoted to the wicker work and woodenware department. He saw tiny flames beginning to lick up the wicker work, and also detected the' smell of burning oil. A young man was seen applying lighted matches to the mass of wicker work and endeavoring to start a fire In another place. Liggett seized the firebug and had him arrested, while the fire department connected with the store extinguished the flames. MANY VESSELS REPORTED SUNK The Xew England Const Strewn With AVreeks. Savannah, Ga., Dec. 1. The steamship Gate City, Boston to Savannah, of the Ocean Steamship Company's line, about which there has been some uneasiness, arrived safely In port this afternoon, sev eral hours overdue. Though there was a great deal of bad weather, the ship came out of the gale In good shape. She lost two small boats and some sails and the cargo of the vessel shifted. The passen gers behaved well. Capt. Gogglns said he saw eighteen vessels ashore and eight sunk within a short distance ot each other on the New England coast. W. H. Cook, of Boston, a hotel proprietor, says the ship grounded twice amldshlps off Monomoy Point. Mass. It got off with out damage, however. HIS SECRET DIED WITH HIM. Keel Will Throw Xo Tight on Ills Mysterioui Indention. Philadelphia. Dec. 1. Tho will of the dead Inventor, John E. W. Keely, was ad mitted to probate today, and bequeaths the entire estate of the decedent to the widow. Much anxiety has been shown as to the contents of the instrument, in the hope that the veil of mystery might be partially lifted at least, and the world taken Into the confidence of the inventor. Contrary to expectation, no reference whatever was made in the will to the mo tor, and tlie shareholders ot the Keely Motor Company must await the pleasure ot Mrs. Keely. Mrs. Keely is appointed executrix. The entire estate amounts to about $10,000. SIX SEAMEN DROWNED. Two Schooners tost Off Gay Head Yesterday. Vineyard Haven, Mass., Dec. 1. Sjl naus Calhoun, a member of the Gay Head Life-saving Station, has reached here, bringing news of the loss of the schooner Amelia G. Ireland, of New York, and the Clara Leavltt, of Portland, Me., and of the captain", mate and four seamen from the Leavltt and one seaman from the Ireland. The names of the lost and the survivors had not been learned when Cal houn left Gay Head, as those" rescued were too greatly exhausted to tell who they were. - " Under Four l'lasr. (From the Galveston News.) . Few public men of Texas are able to tell about sixty years' personal experience in a country they served under every one of the four nags it owed, at various times, allegiance to. but among those honored relicts of dajs pregnant with promises that are being redeemed Is e Cor. K.'IU Lubbock. THE CHRISTMA8 MAGAZINES. The Christmas magazines are unusually rich In good Mings this year. In special articles, in fiction. In poety, they have a wealth of literature that Is almost phe nomenal. One of the finest fiction num bers Is Harper's. The first of the Christ mas stories Is "Old Captain." by Myles Hemenway, Illustrated by Howard Pyle. Tho colored .frontispiece, by Mr. Pyle, Is one ot the daintiest bits of illustration ever seen in Harper's. Ruth McEnery Stuart Is represented by a story, "The Second Wooing of Sallna Sue," and a poem, "Mary." Perhaps the feature of the magazine so far as poetry h con cerned is "A Ballad, of Manila Bayr" by Charles G. D. Roberts. Poems on the late war which can really be considered liter ature are so few that one may count them on the flmrers. but this Is one. "A Transient" Is a story by Annie Trumbull Blosson, a ghost story of a novel type, and one of the best things she ha"ever written. The ninth of Margaret Deland's "Old Chester Tales," entitled "The Unex pectedness of Mr. Horace Shields." ap pears In this number. Other tales are "How Santa. Claus Was Saved." by Marv T. Van Denburgh, "The Girl and the Game," a football story by Jesse Lynch Williams, "A Fable for Heiresses," by Alice Dqer: "The White Heron," by Flo-ia Macleod. and "An Esmeralda of Rocky Canyon," by Bret Harte. The two special articles are "The White Forest." by Fred eric Remington, and "The Rescue of the Wlnslow," by Lieut. Ernest Mead. There are. poems by Louise Morgan S11L Vir ginia Woodward Cloud, Rosamund Mar riott Watson, Louise Imogen Gulney and Martha Gilbert Dickinson. Ernest F Fenollosa contributes a paper on "The Coming Fusion of East and West." "The Fall of Manila." by Capt. T. Bent ley Mott. U. S. A., Is one of the features of Scribner's for December. Another war article is "In the Rlflepits." by Richard Harding Davis. Two articles of especial Interest to book-lovers will be "John Rus kln as an Artist." by M. H. Spielmann. and "Stevenson at Play," by Lloyd Os boume. The latter article Is supplement ed by "A Martial Elegy for Some I.-ad Soldiers," by Stevenson himself. A paper of Importance at the present time Is "Re cent Developments of Policy in the United States." by Joseph Chamberlain, British Colonial Secretary. The fiction numbers are all first-clas3. Sarah Orme Jewett's story, "Where's Nora?" being one of the sweetest and most delightful bits of Irish character study ever wrltte-i. "Mrs. H. Harrison Wells's Shoes" U another newspaper story by Jesse Ljncn Williams, who has succeeded particularly well in this field of fiction. The poems are by Josephine Preston Peabody, Alice Learned Bunner and an unnamed author. There Is a quaintly illustrated translation, of Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelungen." The Illustrations, In colors, are done by Maxflcld Parrish. The December Atlantic is partly com posed of a sort of symposium on the re sults of the war. Benjamin KJdd writK of "The United States and the Control of the Tropics," W. Alleyne Ireland of "Eu ropean Experience with Tropical Colo nies," and Carl Evans Boyd on "Our Gov ernment of Newly-acquired Territory." The first poem In this Issue Is one by James Whltcomb Riley on "The Name uf Old Glory." AV. D. Howells writes soite "Confessions of a Summer Colonist." There are three or four bunches of rem1 niscences, among them the first of Mrs. Julia AVard Howe's reminiscences. "Lit tle Henry and His Bearer," by Flora An nie Steel. Is a pathetic tale of Indian life. Other articles In this number are "Amont the Birds of the Yosemlte," by John. Mulr; "The Landscape as a Means of Culture." by N. S. Shaler; "The AA'hole some Revival of Byron," by Paul El mer More: "Old Homes." by Madiso.t Cawein. and "M. Edmond Rostand," by Ellery Sedgwick. The feature of McClure's for December Is the much-heralded first story of thu Stalky series, and bears the name of that frankly barbaric but amusing young gen tleman. Most men and all boys will agree as to the stalklness of Stalky. "The Night After San Juan" Is a paper of vivid Interest by Stephen Bonsai. "An Engineer's Christmas Story" Is a tale of the road by John A. HI1L "Hunting on Elephants" Is a chronicle of the ex periences of a famous hunter ot big game. I'eter Burges. The paper is written by Cleveland Moffett, and Illustrated from photographs taken by Mr. Burges. "Run ning Trains by Telegraph" Is more rail road literature by Capt. Jasper Ewir.g Brady. A quaintly-illustrated story Is "Miracle Joyeux," by Frank Norrls. "A Tiger of the Tea Gardens" is a cUrer story by a new writer of Oriental Uf. AW A. Fraser. "Five Hundred Years of the Anglo-Saxon," by George B. Waldron, contains some interesting statistics. The Century for December ought not to be read hastily, for there would be dan ger of missing something valuable. Per haps the articles which will attract mOTt attention are Capt. SIgsbee's account of the explosion of the Maine, and Lieut. Hobson's paper on the sinking of the Merrimac. "The Passing of Cat Alley" U a characteristic paper on New York tenement life, by Jacob A. Rlls. To many people a paper by S. D. Colllngwood will be the most delightful thing In the maga zine. It Is entitled. "Some of Lewis Car rolls' Child Friends," and contains up published letters by the AVonderland ma gician, with some reminiscences of his words and ways with children. There Is a full-page reproduction of a picture of the original Alice as she appeared when the marvelous tale came Into being. The story by Stockton, "The A'izier of the Two-Homed Alexander" Is concluded in this number, and the second Installment of F. Marlon Crawford's romance "Via Crucis" also appears. The prize poem in the Century's college competition Is an other feature of the Issue. It Is by Anna Hempstead Branch, and Is entitled "Tho Road "Twist Heaven and Hell." A stir ring poem by Helen Gray Cone Is called "Tlie Ballad of Calnan's Christmas," and Ruth McEnery Stuart contributes a story, "Uncle Rlah's Christmas Eve," Illustrated most delightfully by Edward Potthast. Other poems are "To a -Magnolia Flower In the Garden of the Arme nian Convent at A'enice," by S. AVelr Mitchell, and "If I Remember You," by Sarah Piatt. It should be noted that the pictures by A. Castaigne, Illustrating Wheeler's "Alexander the Great" are among the best things he has ever done. The Cosmopolitan for December con tains short stories by well known au thors. They are: "A Woman's Hand." by Grant Allen; "The Retirement of Slg nor Lambert," by Conan Doyle; "The Mule." by Henry Seton Merriman; "The Woof of Thin Red Threads," by Stephen Crane. In addition to these are two pa pers on the precise meaning of the word gentleman, by John Brlsben Walker, and Julian Ralph; a sketch of "Geisha Girls," by the popular little singer, Alice Nellsen. and a number of other articles of especial Interest. The Christmas number of the Bookman Is packed with Information Interesting to the literary world. Besides some unusu ally fascinating pages of anecdote and comment. It contains a brief but exqui site poem by Paul Kester. two poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, with a review of his new book, "The Uncalled:" "A Christmas Silhouette," by Katharine Pearson Woods; a Thackeray discovery called ''King Glumpus," an Interlude In one act. Illustrated by the great man him self; and article on "Historical Novel3 Past and Present." by Harold Frederic, and a poem by Richard Hovey. entitled "The Last Love of Gawalne." There are many other Interesting things in this number, but tho reader must delve for himself to find them alL ... -..je