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THE COUNTRY'S LOSS.
EFFECT OF THE LOW PRICE OF
FARM PRODUCTS.
In 1891 Uncle Sam Gained $20,000,
(XH) Over 1893 on Cattle and Pro
visions, and Lost $01,000,000 on
Itrcadstun.
Farmers Suffer Must.
How much has the country lost by the
low prices of farm products? In spak
ing of prices, a gentleman remarked a
few days since: "I pay now just the
same for a five-rib roast of beef that I
do for a barrel of Hour." His statement
wrh substantially correct, as twenty
pounds of choice beef are selling for about
the same price as a barrel of tin best
family flour. The incident is only impor
timt as serving to point out and aeeentu
ale tbe fa et that provisions have held
their prices fairly well, while many pro-dr.-ts
of tbe farm, such as wheat, eotton
ami wool, have declined" very heavily. It
in partly owing to this condition of af
fairs, loo. that 0:1 the exerts of 1SIU the
United States gained $2O,00bV.O0 over
1S'K on cattle and jirovisious, and lost
91(i.0()0.(XH) on btvadstutTs.
If we take tin same authority which
linn been acvepted in previous years, the
United States Agricultural Bureau, for
tbe crop estimates of 1801. we bad that if
the three great crops of wheat, corn and
cotton could have boon laid down in New
York on the 1st of January. 180Ö, their
aggregate value would have been $1,178.
UTi'VJoS, against a valuation of $1.2015,
187,710 for the cro;s of ISO.-., and $1,
fi 1 1,740,7:: 4 fur the crops of 1801'. Thi-t
is, of course, an arbitrary standard, but it
Ik probable ihat the New York price is,
upon (he whole, as good a standard by
whit b to judge of the relative value of th
year's crops as any other that can be
adopted.
First, as to prices: The following table,
compiled from the reports of the statisti
cal bureau of the Department of Agricul
ture, will give a record of the averag
prices for various staples received on
farm and plantations since 1888. compil
ed from the rates ruling on or about Dee.
1 of the respective- years:
Prices of Producta on Farms Dec. 1.
1888. 1800. 1SI2. IStM.
Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
Wheat, bu Jrj.r, NTS ( 1 40.8
1 lye. lei r. . I U2 . 0 54 . S W.l . ö
Oats, bu 27. S 42.1 Ii 1.7 32.0
Jbu loy, bu oO.r, 01. 8 47.2 44.
dorn, bu ;I4.1 5tu a0.4 4Ö.T,
Cotton, lb 8... S.J 8.4 4.0
The corn price, -lö.'i cents per bushel, is
G.t cents higher than the average price
for the decade 18S0-80, and is 4 cents
higher than the average of the last four
years.
The wheat price, 19.8 cents, is the low
est for twenty-five years, and is o.'kl cents
lower than the average for the decade
1880-80, and '22.1 cents less than the av
erage for the last four years.
The price of cotton, it will be noticed,
Ih ut its very minimum. Discarding for
the moment all other elements which en
ter into the problem such as the total
yield of the crop or the comparative cost
of production, und comparing the prices
for 1891 with those for 1S02 (inasmuch ns
1803 was also a year of unusual depres
sion), It appears that, with the exception
of corn and oats, prices have declined 20,
550, and even 40 per cent.
That startling variations exist in vari
ous estimates of the wheat crop of 1891
we are well aware. The I'nited States
Government's last estimate is 4i5O.ODO.00O
bushels, but, in view of the fact that this
is ::o,000,noo in excess of the Govern
ment's preliminary estimate, and that tbe
United Stales otlicial estimate for last
year's crop is believed to have been wide
ly erroneous, we may discard these fig
ures in favor of some of the trade esti
mates, which run as follows: V. M.
Crosvenor. 5:.0,hT.iO: Liverpool Corn
Trade News, f,20.mo.fMiO; Cincinnati
Price Current. 5 1Ö.I 00,000; Statistician
Thoman, ".:?. fOft.MK.
Assuming tue est mates of the Corn
Trade Now for 1802 and 1S0', and the
conservative figures of Mr. Thoman for
1801, further assuming all wheat of a
uniform grade, and nil sold on farms
about Dec. 1 at the prices quoted in the.
Government's farm price list, we have the
following:
Aggregate
Year. Crop Om.) value on farm.
3 802 580.1 M 0.C X X $:)i J 1 ,020.000
IKIES 47.VM H ,000 217,470,000
189 1 5! ::.ooi i.uoo 250,40 1,000
This would indicate that, while the ag
gregate money yield from wheat for 1801
is approximately equal to that for 1803,
tbe loss in money, compared with 1892,
is over $10O.i.iO.ooO; or, more exactly, the
loss on the 1801 crop, as compared with
that of 1892. is $111. 42; 5.000. Assuming
the United States otlicial statement of the
ISO! wheat cropnamely, $225,9(J,0X
the loss, as reckoned on this comparative
basis, would be $130,020,000.
Gain in the Price of Corn.
As a partial offset to this loss there ap
pears to be a gain in the item of corn,
where the high pi ice per bushel would
kcciii to net an aggregate sum in excess of
that obtaiued for the crop of 1803. The
following table is made on the basis of
Mr. Tl Ionian s estimate of the 1804 corn
crop and tiie United States otlicial esti
mates for 1892 and 1893, and combines
with them the Government's farm prices;
Total value
Year. Crop in bu. on farm.
1 802 1 , 528,4 5 1 , M 0 $0 1 1 ,01 4.8 1 0
1803 1.(510.400.131 501,110,087
ISO 1 1. 19(5,943,000 C82,(WXi,00S
If the Government's doubtful figures for
the crop of 1891 be taken (viz., 1,212,770.
000 bushels), the farm value is only $531,
7I0.OOO.
The excess in the total market value of
last year's crop over that of the previous
year appears, according to Mr. Thoman's
figures, to amount to over $80,000,000; or,
Compared with the yield of two years ago,
to over $to,0)0,ooo. The Government's
.figures would turn these estimated gains
Into losses of $ 10,000,000 and $87,000.000.
respectively. It is worthy of remark, how
ever, that the probable total gain on this
item has been very unevenly distributed
among the various agricultural sections.
In the South the corn crop has been
heavier than in 18. 3, and has partially öff
net the loss on eotton, vliile in some sec
tions of the West, especially Nebraska
and Kansas, the corn crop has been an
almost total failure, with little compen
sation from other crops."
Terrible Ioen of Life.
The Rio News of .Tan. 8, received in
the latest mail, gives the particulars of
n terrible calamit.; in the Bay of Rio Ja
neiro. It says:
"About 7:1 J Sunday evening, the Cth
inst.. a tire broke out on the ferryboat
Terceira. The boat left Rio de Janeiro
with from eighty to 2'0 passengers, the
greater part of whom disembarked at
San Domingas. It is generally estimated
that there were from 10) to loO persons
on bonrd at the time of the disaster. Al
though the Terceira was barely 300 me
ters from land when the tire appeared,
nothing effective appears to have been
done to save the passengers except the
forethought of the engineers in opening
the safety valves of the boilers to prevent
an explosion. There was apparently but
few life-saving appliances on board. The
tire burned with su'h rapidity that tho
passengers were driven overboard and
many were drowned. The ferryboat
Quinta bad ju.st left the Nictheroy slip
when the lire broke out, and tho master
promptly hurried to the scene. On ap
proaching the burning vessel he was sud
denly surrounded by an excited crowd of
passengers, some with revolvers in tliei
hands, who threat, ned his life if he ven
tured near the burning boat. He was
therefore compelled to turn away and
leave the passengers of the Terceira to
their fate, lief ore doing so. however, he
had all the benches and other means of
saving life thrown overboard for those
struggling in the water."
BORN IN SLAVERY.
Career of Frederick Douslass, the
Noted Pre dm an Orator.
Frederick Douglass, the noted freod
man, orator and diplomat, who died
Wednesday night at his residence in An
aeostia. a suburb of Washington. D. C,
of heart failure, was born a slave at
Tuckahoe. Md.. in February, 1817. His
mother was a full-blooded African wom
an; his father a white man, presumably
the owner of his mother, lie learned to
read and write through the favor of a rel
ative of his master-father, and at the age
of 10 was permitted to hire his own time,
paying $3 a week, retaining and saving
the balance of his earnings with the in
tention of ultimately purchasing bis free
dom. His progress was slow, however,
and in 1838 he ran away, reaching New
Iiedford. Mass, in September of that year.
He married and lived there for two of
three years, supporting himself by day
labor on the wharves and in various
work shops. While there he changed his
name to Douglass. He had previously
been called Lloyds, the name of his old
master. William Lloyd Garrison took an
interest in the young fugitive, and assist
ed him in procuring a higher education.
He soon developed great talent as an ora
tor, and attracted the attention of leading
members of the American Anti-Slavery
Society. They employed him as one of
their lecturers, and he delivered a course
throughout the Northern States, portray
ing in vivid ami forceful language the in
justice of American slavery and the Af
riean slave trade.
In 1815 he woit to Kngland. where his
eloquence attracted large audiences and
brought him to the notice of many of the
prominent anti-slavery agitators of that
country. His friends In Kngland raised
a purse of 100, which was sent to his
former owner, and he received in return
his manumission papers, which on more
than one occasion in after life served him
in good stead when threatened with ar
rest as a fugitive slave.
During the civil war Douglass was one
of President Lincoln's advisers relative
to the status belli of the slaves, and early
advised that they be invited to join the
Fnion army against the slave power. Mr.
Douglass was twice married, his first
wife being colored. His second marriage
was to Miss Helen Pitts, a white woman
clerk in one of the departments at Wash
ington, lie accumulated a competency
from tbe proceeds of his lectures and
from the fees of the several offices he
held.
RUSH FOR NEW BONDS.
Sale Closed in 20 Minutes in New York
and Two Hour in London.
J. Pierpont .Morgan, acting for himself
and August Relmont, managers of the
new government loan syndicate, took just
twenty minutes Wednesday to receive
and close the bids for the $02.r00.000 new
4 per cent, bonds, says a New York dio
patch. The amount allotted to American
investors will not be made known for sev
eral days. There is, however, good au
thority for the statement that, iu view of
the heavy oversubscription in London, a
comparatively small iortion of the issuo
will be allotted in this country, as it will
suit the purposes of the syndicate to dis
pose of the bulk of the loan abroad in the
interest of the agreement with the gov
ernment to maintain the" cash gold re
serve. A premium of was bid for
the new bonds in this market. Under the
terms of the agreement between the bond
syndicate and the government, some $32,
500,000 was to have been deposited with
the treasury for the home account, the
rest of the gold required to pay for the
bonds having to come from abroad. That
amount of gold had been deposited with
the treasury Wednesday morning. In the
afternoon Mr. Morgan made a dcjiosit of
$l,lJ3,0O0 gold at the sub-treasury, tak
ing in exchange therefor legal tenders.
This action was probably taken to fur
ther instill confidence in the financial sta
bility of the treasury, and is in line with
the policy of the syndicate to hold the
gold reserve at the full limit.
In Loudon, N. M. Rothschild & Son
said that the new American loan had
proved a colossal success. The amount of
the loan allotted to Europe was covered
many times over in two hours, both with
them and with J. P. Morgan & Co.
Alexander Cruden, the compiler of
the Rlble Concordance, was regsrded
by all his acquaintance as a harmless
though somei?hat troublesome lunatic.
rt:i:iEnicK iku oi.as.
CONGEESS OF WOMEN.
A SIGNIFICANT GATHERING IN
THE NATION'S CAPITAL.
Women from All Sphere, of All Iie
ligions and with All Reliefs Assem
ble in Thousands in a tlreat Conven
tionIts Objects and Aiui.
Agree on but One Point.
Washington t orre.spoiiileuce:
A national government of. for a:; 1 by
the women of the Fnited States a Sen
ate, a House of Kepresciitatives. a Pre
ident and possibly a cabinet s-ic'u is the
scope of the plan of several millions of
women of America, who sent representa
tives to the second triennial convert: r.i
of the National Council of Women o
America, which commenced its session in
Washington last week. This vim:::u x:it
is to be organized, not to le:.-.!at ::
to deliberate upon nat: la! matters, tak
ing its pointers from Congress an I hop
ing to indirectly inlluence That body i:i
its legislation. This woman's gn erirr.eat
purposes also to be a school tr women
against the time when they shall tak:' a
CxÜl
MAY WIMiIIT n-'AAI.I.,
President.
hand with men in the nation's real busi
ness; to illustrate to womankind the trtu
meaning of national deliberation, legisla
tion and administration.
To this the greatest galheriug of women
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i'iiflJiii 1
WOMAN r.ilVYIlS
which the world has evr seen have 'opjö
represent at iv-s from every walk of life,
from every religion and every belief, and
every part of the country. Then are
Protestants and Catholics. .lews and Jen
tiles, Mormons and Agnostics, Yivisec
tors and anti-Yivisetionists. There are
Republicans, Democrats, Populists, S
cialists, Tillmanites, Free Silverites.
Farmers' Albam-ers, Orangers. Single
Taxers, Nationalists and Prohibitionist.
Scarcely any two delegates agree perfect
ly excepting upon one iut, and that is
the elevation and amelioration of woman
kind. Nearly fifty diffrent societies are repre
sented, including thos? of a national scope,
such as the National Women's Christian
Temperance Union, and those which are
more of a local character. Seventeen of
the societies thus repre.snted have an
aggregate meml;'i ship of nearly ö. tJi U ' .
and the total 'presentation is probably
Utile tinder 1 ( ,WcM ). H N . The organization
of a woman's government, patterned after
the national governnnuit of the Fnited
States, is one of the questions which will
cm tip before this session of the Na
tional Council, which will continue two
weeks. It will simply be a rearrange,
inent of the National CY-uncil as it is at
FKANf KS It. ItAOI.KV,
Vice President.
present. Its objects are yet forth as fol
lows: "We, women of the United States,
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fi&MbW'i'i it'.,-, ' iivd. A
sincerely believin.y that the best good of
our homes and nation will be advanced by
our own greater unity of thought, sym
pathy and purpos. and that an organized
movement of women will b 'st conserve
the highest good of the family and the
state, do hereby baud ourselves together
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in a confederation of workers committed
X-) the overthrow of all forms of ignorance
and injustice, and to the application of th
golden rc.ie to society, custom and law."
The Officers of the Council.
The president of the National Council
is th' s.'nie Mrs. May WrUht Sewall
who was r'ae moving spirit of the Women's
Congress at the World's I'air, assisted by
t ho other oth.vrs of the council. Mr-.
Frances II. Pagley. the vice-president, i
a rich and prominent s.e;ety leader of
Detroit. Mrs. Isabella Charl-s Iavis. the
recording -e reary. is the best-known of
the council's o5li ors, for she is the busi
ness manager and otic c.f the founders
of the International Ord-T of the King-
Daughters and Sons, which has a strength
of more than !".(. The treasurer of
the c,i-:n. il is Lillian M. N. Stevens, of
S.Toudwater. M , and has become promi
nent through her work for the Woman'.-;
Christian Temp. -ranee Unio::. Cue of the
most interesting of the council's o'licers
;s Mrs. Itachael Foster Avery, the corre
sponding secretary. She had a prominent
part in th organization of the Women's
Congress at the World's Fair, and in
many other ways her name has become
wll known.
liehind the Hoard of Officers come the
four great standing committees, who are
supposed to represent the ;,Mr most impor
tant fields of modern feminine thought.
The first is on dress, of which Frances II.
Ivtissell. of St. Paul, Minn., is chairman,
aal which also includes the New York
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THE CONC.IIKSSIONAL LIONS IX
favorite. Anna .Tenness Miller. The sect-rid
commit te is on qe.al pay for equal
work, and consists of three membrs.
of whom Mrs. Leland Stanfi "d and Mary
Desha are the best known. The Commit
ter oa Divorce Keforr.i consists tf three
i.a:v ih'.m:y somkkskt,
members, ail of whom are well known.
They are Mrs. Kilon Hateüe I Met rick.
Mary A. Livermore and Fannie 11. Ames.
The Committee on Patriotic Instruction
is composed of six members, of whom
Ilüza I. Keith, better ke.own as "Di Ver
non," a California poet itnd litterateur;
Frances H. Willard. Mrs. Isabella P. Da
vis and Mrs. Caroline M. Merrick are very
widely known.
The National Council, while the larg
est of all the national organizations of
women of the country, is cue of the new
est. It is logically the resuit rather than
the outgrowth of the National Suffrage
Association and the American Association
for the Advancement of Women. In 1SSS
and ISS'J, they began an agitation looking
toward a new organization, built upon a
much broader basis. This culminated in
the lirst session of the Itody. which look
place in 1SH, which was a very remarka
ble success. The second triennial should
have ben held iu lS'.U, but as nearly all
flu members had met in Chicago at th
World's Fair, and espvially at the
World's Congress, and had transacted
much f the business which usually comes
before the ctTin -il, they deemed it ad
visable to postpone the second triennial
to the present year, and in the meantime
to extend the ramifications of the central
body.
Many women of national and even in
ternational reputation are in attendance
Some of them are the Countess of Aber
deen. Lady Henry Somerset, Mrs. Kussel
Sage, Miss Susan l. Anthony, Mrs. Kli.a
belli P. (Jrannis, well known in connec
tion with the social purity crusade in New
York city; Dr. Jennie de la M. Lo.ier. th
New York physician; Mrs. Laura C. Pul
lard, of P.rooklyn. the millionaire; the fe
male minister of the gospel. Pev. Anna
Shaw; Miss Frances II. Willtrd, Mrs
Fr nch Sheldon, the African explorer, ant!
Mine. Albert, the IMsartist. Organiza
tions of women iu (bunnany. France, Lr.g
land. Canada and elsewhere are also pres
ent. "The greatest value of the council,"
says President Sewal!. "is in bringing to
gether women wlse livs are in different
avenues and whose interests are in differ
ent lines of work."
HIS TOMB DESERTED.
Work on the Grant Monument IIa
Hcen Stopped fr the Winter.
The work of building the iJrant monu
ment in New York has been stopped for
the winter, and the unfinished tomb looks
as drary and deserted as the temjiorary
mausoleum near by. The odd. gray pilt?
is covered with snow, and it is impossible
to continue setting the groat blo- ks of
granite until the spring weather again
drives the frost from the ground. It
rnrtsr.NT conimtiov of tiik im-mi:nt.
was intended to put in place the double
row d' detached columns in front and to
complete the porch before the work wa?
suspended, but the cold weather came ear
lier than was expected and the men were
laid off before this was done. The monu
ment, however, has progressed well and
is nun-h furtluT n toward completion
than is generally supposed.
The foundations, which are sunk dowc
twenty-seven feet in the ground, have
been finished, and the main structure ha
THKIU DUN'S.
been built up forty-tive feet from the
ground. The completed dome, however,
will ris lliö fe't above the ground. It
will be seen, therefore, that tloie is a
good deal y-t to be done. When work
was suspended for the winter'the first
cornice had been reached and a few of
the blocks on the next course of granite
were laid. The square part of the monu
ment will rise t wcnty-sev-n lYet above
the first cornice, before the circular part
of the structui' begins. All of the twelve
attached columns that ornament tho sides
and back of th lower part have been put
in place, and most of tho t-n lt ached
pillars which form the colonnade in front
jf the port h are also set.
FOR SCHOFIELD'S BENEFIT.
Koviving the tirade of Lieutenant
(Icucral IIa Hccn Signed.
The bill passe I by ('ngress for the ben
efit of Ocn. Schotield and which lovhes
the grade of lieutenant-general of the ar
my, has be-n sigiietl by President Clev
land. Cent-nil SchoticM is now tl years
of age. lb graduab'd from West Point
with Slu-iidan, McPhcrson arid others
who afterward distinguished thcmsdvM
ill the civil war. lie served two yearj
wiJh the First Artillery and live years as
assistant professor of natural philosophy
at W'st I i 11 1 and then 11 1 the army and
beanie prt'fessur d" physics at Washing
ton I'liivelsify, St. Louis. With the be
ginning of the civil war. hovevr. he re
joined his old regiment and in lN'l was
made its captain. A brave and brilliant
soldier. h participated in many engas
inenJs, was rajudly prttmoted. and iu lSil
was assigned to the command of tlm
Army of the Ohio. In 1NIS he was bre
vet'r major-general Fnited States Army,
fr meritorious services in tin battle J
Franklin. Tenii.. iu ISTt! appointed sup
riiiNanlent military academy, Wesj
Point, and August 21, 1SSS. assigned ti
th command of the army of the Fnit4
States. Con. Schotield was mirriod in
1 Si 1 to Miss tergia Kilburne, of Keo
kuk, Iowa.
Tbe Standard Oil Cmpany is drilling
for oil in Kentucky. If it will work at
near as pssiblo to distilleries it will find
plenty of 4lu illuminating fluid for whicb
Kentucky is fatuous throughout the continent.
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RESS
Pretl Im -ta-s.
7he ngro has lo-t an able champion.
Cincinnati Cazette.
To Ids induence is ue much of the pro
gress which so many colored people lriva
a hio, 'd. Indianapolis Journal.
He was one of tho-.e self-made ba me
ters that have mad An.-ri-a"s history
illustrious. Kochest er I )enn i : t.
Wliat a onnni ntary is the care-r .f
I'redcrick Douglass upon the institution
of slavuy ! N'W York Adv rtiser.
Tb leath f I'ntlefjck Dougb's- re-liio-s
from tiie stag one of the in t
pieturs.pie figures of his day. Memphis
Commercial.
IJorri a negro dav. he won fre-dom,
distinction ami widespread iulbioiice by
his wn efforts and bis ov.a abilities.
New York World.
W do not recall that tho honesty f hi
motives was ever iloiihicl. o,- that 1
fvrr faill f any task assumed or any
duty iii:,-M-d upon him. Indianapolis
News.
If a list were to be made ,.f he Ameri
cans who have io;i tie greatest s-r'i.-
to large numbers of their l'cllow-t itiz-'t.s
the name ,,f Freleri-k Douglas woe',1
have a high place upon it.- lttill.Cc Mv
prcss. K:i5-it-r Wilhelm t'ot-o:.
Perhaps tl;c trau -la ir has not beu
able t bring out the b iuti s of Iloi-peroj-
Willi. sin's compo'tjoiis. St. L mis
Posi D:-;..i; h.
Il:oer i- Wiiü.na l:a tak-n to wriiir'-j
poetry. He has what tie c,L ;r would
all a " i i' h" ,, th. publishers. - "leve
land Plain Deal- r.
1 Imp-Tor William. Oermany's erst war
lord, having tuned pod aa I coi!i;os.T,
illnsiratcs anew the power of music b
so iih tiie savage bi t as!. - New York Tele
gram.
Kaiser William is not going to let Pre
mier Crispi 1. all the phrasing. Tlo
Italian sk-ptic having tailed th poj!,
to the lei'ense of '(ici.l, King, and Coun
try." tin Prussian rails his nobles to the
defense of "Ibdigioii. Morality and r-d-
r." It is probable that theOerman war
lord, llerlin style. undrtatids by tie
first tie acceptance of the th-ory f di
viii" tight; by scind. military ibedicnce;
by the thinl, absolute trust iu the great
and only "Me." New York Ilvcni ig Sun.
Work of the l.cgiNhtnrc.
Tie- little Dehiwap' Lgis'ature on
tin;;.s to ballot fruitlessly for I'nited
States Senator. Delaware is a very wee
Sae, but her statesmen are very big and
obstinat and the i-.n'et is Jik-dy to run
thro-igh spring and sauiujcr.- Minneapo
lis .beirnal.
'!:-. New Jersey L-gilaH'Se Ii n
in session more than six weeks and has
enacted only a lo.en Saws. Tiie -cel-leiice
of the work of a legislature, lik
that in a gaim f baseball, can usually
be estimated on the invrs ratio of the
number of scores made. St. Paul dob".
The Kansas Legislature i right a bill
to suppress the butleliiie industry is not
only unwise but it is unconstitutional. It
is not only uneonsiituiioual in Kansas,
but it is unconstitutional it, any State
where it would be unconstitutional to leg
islate buttei-.ua king, wheat growing er
any oths-r useful industry out of existence.
Kansas Ciiy .Loirnal.
Tlni:nl).crcw C i -illz.it ion.
What makes the affair pa rtict.I.i r!y
loathsome is the pivtf usio'is f the in
quisitors to lofty "!irisii,nii v. Chicago
Post.
The young rpublie .f Hawaii is start
ing otf v !!. I f lite story of the barbarous
t.-rtmvs its agents have indicted j- order
to extort confessions an true, it is the im-per-itiv
duty of the Cni'c.l States to
look after th-. interests of its citizens
t h-t e. Da veil port 1 b-nir.era t.
Tin San Francisco Call's story of the
torture ,.f y. itnesscs in Honolulu is r
volting in the extreme so ivvoltirtg that
it will hav to be fully .iilirmcd before
it is believed. It uht ti be bot!! incred
ible and untrue that the descendants of
American missionaries rouM string a
prisoner up by the thumbs to make him
confess. Nw York World.
The Women in Wasliinrgton.
The National Council of Women that is
in Washing!. ;i is a body tliat will oun
pan- v. -ry favorably with Congress. I'.os-
ton Hobe.
Dear. bar. what a time there will h
down thr if that Woman's Congress all
gets to talking at om -Philadelphia
I ii'iuiivr.
Then will be ome sor-nes ;;s a result
of the Women's Congn-ss u Washington,
tor its session will nut Im bu nouh t-
giv a tenth f the delegates a c'.itiutv to
talk.-Pittsburg Disp.at. h.
The women in Washington attending
the National Council hav an elegant
han. to point to tin prs.nt situation uf
affairs of th l"nitd States bivcrmncut
as an illustration f the horrible imss the
nidi make of running things. Could the
women do wors.-V It is hard to b Ii ve i.
Springfield Kepubliean.
Li Iic.trctl to Power,
Li Hung Chang is gtting his innings
agaiü. M inneapolis Journal.
Li Hung Chang now has permission to
k.-ep his thr.e eyed peacock feather- tlU
h ss Japan haj.j.. ns t take a fancy to it.
Washington Star.
Willi Li Hung Chang's y.ll .w jacket
and peaock leather restord, and the
Chinese conunan.lcrs c.uniuitting suici.le,
l he affairs f China may presently begiu
to look tip. St. Louis Post-Dispatt h.
The i:mp rir has returmsl t Li Hung
Chang his yll,.v jacket and his peae. k
fcathr. Frm th 'hinse weather re
ports one wu!d be led to judge that a
nice cap with ear tabs w.mld be very ne-
ptable to Li just now. Cleveland Plaiu
Dealer.
The Napoletoiie Ucvival.
One d the fads .f the ud of the cen
tury is a general revival .f interest in
some historical tigur. At present w are
in th throes of a Napootiie craze.
l'altimore Anierican.
On of the results f th Nap.donic re
vival in literature in Nw York city is a
Wapoh oni,- tea" given by fash, nable
ladies. At least it gave them sonithin
to think about and er haps taught them
inciibntally sonn facts in bisf ry f.r
instance, who Nap.deon was ami what ho
did. Indianapolis Journal.
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