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CEN'IRAL CITY, COLORADO . The chimney is one of the few smok ers that is easily sooted. nt Women are usually in a hopeless majority at the summer resorts. The seventeen-year locusts should come under the head of time-flies. Beauty is nature’s first gift to wom an, and it is the first one she loses. But few people feel like doing today the things they put ofT doing yesterday. Doctors are healthy as a rule —but then they seldom take their own med icine. A physician practices on his own pa tients; an amateur musician practices on the patience of others. A college professor says positively that the Maine was blown up by Cu bans. Now if there is promise of still another investigation let us forget the (Maine as rapidly as possible. The Daughters of the Revolution have passed resolutions indorsing the course of the administration. They evidently do not want any rival daugh ters of a rival revolution in the far Pacific. Japan has decided to seize a Chin ese harbor, just to be in line with the other powers. Almost the only nation which has not put in a claim for a section of the celestial empire is Capt. Streeter's District of Lake Michigan. Now that Collis P. Huntington and Rebecca Harding Davis unite in the proposition that the common people must not be educated, we suppose there will presently be a syndicate to buy up all the colleges and common schools. In almost every city and town of the country young men in soldier dress are loafing about the streets. Going out amid the plaudits of their townsmen and greeted on their return as heroe3, many of them continue to pose on the reputation of their past. There can be no greater mistake: The praise that spurs thee on And higher lifts thy quest Heaven send thee! Better none Than in it thou shouldst rest. Another heretic has entered the arena and flung down his gauntlet, not tentatively nor timorously but auda ciously and nonchalantly. Dr. Gun saulus, reared in Methodism and late the Paladin of Congregationalism, stands before the members of the Con gregational association and unblush ingly tells them that modern ortho doxy is so unprogressive that every one of its doctrines may be made he terodox by “a life inspired by the spirit of holiness.” Proceeding on the lines of this basic statement, he directed the battery of his rhetoric at the inspira tion of the Old Testament and riddled j the patriarchs and prophets with grape , canister. Brig.-Gen. Charles King, who owing to ill-health, returned home on the transport City of Puebla, in a recent interview said: ”The situation in the Philippines is most serious. The peo ple of those islands will keep up a guerrilla warfare, and there is no tell hig when the hostilities will cease. They retire to the fastnesses of their mountain retreats when they are whip ped and hide in the Jungles. Subsist ing on practically nothing, they have no need for a base of supplies. It will necessitate a large force of men to sub jugate them completely. The war in the Philippines is by no means ended. Their entrenchments were works of military engineering and construction equal to the best that the most civilized military nations have produced. Un der the Spanish regime the Filipino learned something of war, and we are receiving evidence of tbU every day,” <«► - •-* r • During the past star the pupils of j a Milwaukee public Bchool have been -Instructing themselves, practically, In the principles of municipal govern ment. Every office In the administra tive affairs of a city, from mayor to policeman, was fllled by boys, and for a time the scheme worked anmlrably. Before long, however, Interest In their regular studies became absorbed In politics. The elections—held quarter ly became unwholosomely exciting, and the children's parents wero bitter ly Involved. Corruption, too, showed Itself. One youthful candidate, by a JudlcoUs disposition of gum, candy and pencils, was almost unanimously elect ed. Others Imitated him, and the par ents, at last awakening to tho fact that their children were fast becoming de moralised, etrcnuously objected to a continuance of the experiment, and tho school authorities summarily aban doned It. ' Awaro that there hadJifeijij *np mas ter In English literature during the last three centuries who had not been also a master of the English Bible," a Harvard professor has recently as signed that Book to his classes for con tinuous reading. The government has let a contract for dredging the outer harbor of Chi cago. Perhaps that exfilalns why the government contractors have been dumping the river dredging so oloae to the rirnre, remarks a papa- of that NEWS FROM THE WESTERN REGION. Crops in tho San Luis valley are suf fering from drought. Mrs. Edna Higgins of La Veto, the well-known temperance worker of Colorado, died on the 27th. Tho President lias appointed Louis A. Knackstedt of Colorado to be ugent of the Southern Ute Indians. The Buckeye mill, located near Mag nolia, Boulder county, was destroyed by fire last week. The loss is estimated at $50,000. Clarence F. Johnstone of Cheyenne has been appointed an assistant in the irrigation department of the Agricul tural Bureau at a salary of $1,500 year ly. The pipe organ presented to the First Presbyterian church of Boplder by An drew Carnegie, the iron king, lias ar rived. The organ is the only instrument of its kind in the city. Rural free delivery postal service has l>oen established at Morrison, Jeffer son county, with one carrier, George C. Strickland, to take effect July stli. The service will cover an area of eight miles and serve 400 persons. As an experiment the Santa Fe rail road is employing Navajo Indians as section men on its road near Gallup. About 100 men have been employed, and thus far the experiment has been pronounced a success by the railroad, which will probably engage several hundred more of them. Officers of the Western Slope Hunt ing Association are arranging elabo rate plans for their second annual lion hunt, to be held at Deßeque. and they have called upon General Passenger Agent Ballej' of the Colorado Midland to announce that the hunt will be held October 25tli this year, instead of in December, as in 1898. Jesse M. Smith of Layton. Utah, president of the Utah Wool Growers’ Association, and Senator Arthur Brown of Salt Lake City are on their way to Washington, where they ex pect to protest to the Interior Depart ment against the recent order of the government forbidding the pasturing of sheep on the forest reserve of the Uintah reservation. Thomas Tobin, one of the most effi cient guards ever employed at the Colorado penitentiary, was fatally wounded nt 12:15 o’clock Wednesday morning, in a most unfortunate en counter with two officers from Flor ence, all parties being in search of Charles Nichols, the escaped convict, who was captured by still another par ty and is now safe in his old cell. Something peculiar in the monthly report of the Board of Health, which will be issued in a few days, is the fact that for June the number of deaths of women about equaled those of men. This is very unusual, ns a glance through the records of the Health Department will show. In May eighty-four males and fifty-one females composed the deaths, and In April the ratio was 111 to sixty-six. The workings of the Vulcan mine at Newcastle are becoming so hot that work is almost Impossible. The im mense funs are running nt full speed to drive out the great volumes of gas thrown off. The lire In the vein is liable to break out at any moment. The management is rushing the work men in an attempt t 9 £et out nil the coal possible, but the danger Is very great and a shut-down must come soon. i * . The Salvation Army colony near Granada has been the center of attrac tion for several days, owing to the presence there of Commander Booth- Tucker. The commander found mat ters nt the colony in a very satisfactory condition. The people are doing well and making Ihe experiment a success. Fifty more families will be sent to the colony this summer. The commander expects to visit the colony at no dis tant date. It now seems possible that the Strlek ler tunnel, to supply water for Colorado Springs, may be completed by the time snow flies. It is announced that the work on the west end, which iyn»j abandoned last fall, will be commenced again. It Is thought that the water now In the tunnel can be pumi>cd out in about ten days. The present'short age of city water is considered by many ns a proof that the tunnel should I** finished without delay because of financial misunderstandings or any other cause. Train No. 1 on the Midland Terminal, j which left Colorado Springs at 7:20 Monday morning, was brought to a complete standstill by caterpillars. It was on a steep grade n few miles from Cripple Creek. The train was moving slowly, the engine puffing great clouds of black smoke out upon the mountain air, when suddenly the wheels began Ito revolve with great rapidity. The train stopped, and the engineer and iireman discovered that Immense cater pillars covered tho rails completely for a distance of about 100 yards. F. S. Trow, E. M. Blaehley nml Will- Inm Galpln hart? returned homo' from an exploration trip to the Clmco coun try, lu the Navajo desert. They were about a hundred miles south of Astcc. in the San Junu valley, lu two weeks they upenrthed about 200 pieces of quaint pottery, besides many other cu rios, beads nml turquoises. A white man’s skull wus discovered. The party will resume its explorations in the near future, the next trip being to the mys terious ruins and pueblos in that sec tion.. ... Mrp. Oqlemnn of Cerrlllos, New Mex ico. wits.attacked with heart failure while nt Las Vegas attending the Hough Riders' exercises. Him was car ried Into a business place and there ap parently died, but was restored to life in a strange manner. She was stretch ed out out ott a counter, her hands folded across her breast and un under taker wus summoned. As he took the body from the store 'fo Ills place of business, Mrs. Coleman was revived by the jolting of the wagon. She was then placed under the care of a physician mid sent home. A dispatch from Cheyenne says: A weil-known divorce law firm of Now York City has located here as the rep resentatives of more than 100 members of a divorce colony soon to take resi dence here in order to meet the six months* requirement for institution of divorce proceedings. Until the late North Dakota Legislature amended the divorce laws that state was the meeea for divorce seekers. Now Wy oming is regarded as the most lenient. Divorces are granted here after six months’ residence for the following causes: Extreme cruelty, desertion for one year, non-support, neglect of duty, adultery, abuse and incompatibil ity of temper. The smelting situation nt Lendville assuthed a very favorable phase Wed nesday when the announcement was made flint the Bimetallic would start up with one furnace. There has been a number of men applying for work recently, who have expressed their willingness to accept the terms of the smelter, with the understanding that an adjustment would be made after the eight-hour law had been decided, Arrangements were at once made to start up the furnace, and it is expected that, before another week the entire plant will be in full operation. Should there be any attempt nt interference with the workmen deputy sheriffs will be placed on guard. One of the largest stock deals ever closed In the Southwest took place at Engle. New Mexico, last week. The Detroit and Rio Grande Cattle Com pany, of which Secretary of War Al ger is president and principal stock holder. and Colonel Philip Motliersill. now chief commissary of the United States army at Havana, is manager, transferred to Levy Baldwin, who con trols vast stock interests in central New Mexico and Lamar, Colorado, its entire New Mexico property, including more than 20,000 head of cattle, exten sive ranges and many watering places. Baldwin pays S2O a head for all above yearlings and $5 for calves. An Inven tory Is now being taken under Bald win’s supervision. Swift & Co., the big Chicago packing house, are said to 1k» interested in the deal. The Detroit company has been in existence since 1880. Over 4,000 acres of timber in the Dolores valley, selected ten years ago for the State Agricultural college, is re ported ns dying from some unknown cause. The timber is the best pine in the state, but unless nature takes a turn and the trees stop dying the loss will be great. Appraiser Paddock of the State Land Board recently returned from a tour of the valley. He exam ined the timber which had been report ed to be gradually dying off the hill sides. He says: “it is a strange phe nomenon. The trees are tall, majestic specimens of the pine, but for some reason they droop and die nt maturity. As many of the trees are maturing in this decade, it Is possible that before another ten years have elapsed the val ley will be denuded. Several persons have attempted to account for the strange behavior of nature, but are un able to do so. It is possible that the nl- [ tltude is too high or that there Is not sufficient nourishment in the earth sur rounding the trees. The timber is scat tered qver six sections of land and the dead trees can be noticed In all quar ters of the territory. It is one of the strangest happenings that lias ever come under the notice of the residents there and.they consider It a subjecM’or scientists.” The most important conference 6t the Mormon church leaders that has ever been held will convene In Salt Lake City on the 2d, says the Rock.v Mountain News. It lias been called* by Lorenzo Snow, president of the church, and will Include all church of ficials including nnd above rank of bishop. Officials will be In attend ance from Mexico. Canada and all parts of Utah and surrounding states. The meeting will be held in the Temple building, to which no gentiles are ad mitted nnd the utmost secrecy will lie observed. The object of thlrf solemn conclave of church lenders Is stated only lu the vaguest terms by President Snow to lie to discuss matters of church policy, but it is generally be lieved that the purpose is to give President Show a a opportunity to in struct the officers to more strictly en force the law of tithing. During re cent years the church revenues .have ‘greatly diminished through n falling off la tithing payments, and it is known that the church is in desperate flnnncltil straits. It is reported that the church debts now aggregate over $1,000,000, nlthoiigh no financial state ment has ever been published. This sum is drawing a high rate of Interest, nil/ some of the obligations must soon lie paid. It Is to urge upon the of ficials tho necessity for making ex traordinary efforts in the collection of tithes in order to relieve the financial embarrassment of the church that tlila conference hits been called. Dr. William R* Harper, president of the University of Chicago, has ended his long connection with Chautauqua. Buck of the announcement of the famous educator's retirement as the head of the Chaiitnuntui coUefflata.de partment and from the board of trus tees of the Chnutnuqun Association is a battle of denominations. Methodists who have regarded the OlintHiitiqtia enterprise ns a monument to Metho dism Indlevo they have bullied John I>. Rockefeller nnd others who. they claimed, were attempting to make the I t’luiutnuqnn movement ntt auxiliary to the rnlverslty of Chicago. And the ! Methodists have possession *of Chau tauqua. Marquette. Michigan, litis been se lected for a second season as the head quarters of the Western liny Fever Association, nml August and Septem ber will find probably n thousand mem liern of the organization In the city seeking Immunity from this disease. They were here In about Hint nuinlicr for the first time last year, liny fever Is the only known malady whose vic tims 4>atul together In a corporate or ganization. There tire two bay fever associations, the western, which make* Its headquarters In this city, and the eastern, which meets nt different points In the White luotiutnins. Knelt society has n nominal membership of several thousand. TELEGRAPH BREVITIES. A strike Is threatened at the Carnegie Steel Works. Bitter attacks on the new French Cabinet continue. Bishop Newman of the,Methodist church Is seriously ill. Yellow fever has broken out among the troops at Santiago. A trust has secured a large part of Ike tobacco land of Virginia. England is shipping immense quan tities of war material to South Africa. Robert P. Porter, who has spent much time in Cuba, favors annexa tion. Dre.vfuss was landed in France Sun day. His physical condition is said to be bad. Governor Jones of Arkansas has ordered a she riff to keep out imported negro miners. It is believed General Otis will need at least 75,000 soldiers to restore order in the Pbilippians. Professor George Harris of Andover Seminary lias 1)1*011 chosen president of Amherst College. The fight between the Croker nnd Sheehan factions of Tammany hall has become very bitter. About 35,000 commercial travelers have been thrown out of employment by the organization of trusts. Horrible stories of enforced canni balism continue to come from the Kot zebue Sound region in- Alaska. A New York man rode a bicycle a mile in :57 4-5 seconds the other day. lie was paced by a locomotive. A persistent mob at Brussels, op posed to the franchise law, was dis persed by bayonets the other day. The Nebraska, Pennsylvania nnd Utah troops which have been on duty in tlie Philippines have started on their homeward journey. j The secretary of state of New Jersey received $83,538 in fees during June from the various corporations (mostly trusts) organized during last month. The Venezuela arbitrators at Paris ! have been listening to the historical argument of Sir Richard Webster on India if of England. It occupied a week. Captain Coglilan. U. S. N.. appeared ' l>efore the Winfield (Kansas) Chau tauqua nnd his lecture on “The Battle I of Manila” was listened to by over [ 8,000 persons. He was received with marked enthusiasm. j Fifty-two cases of yellow fever have developed in Panama thus far in the month of June, and twenty-four cases have resulted fatally. The first vie- , thus were six Augustine friars, who recently arrived from Manila. No , Americans have died. j The coal miners’ strike, looked for by the Westphalian operators, has broken out. The men in several of the mines 1n the province have refused to go to work without an increase in wages to correspond with the greater J price at which the operators are sell- ’ lug cool, and it is feared that the strike \ may become general. j General Horatio G. Wright, who ' made a-brilliant record in the lflte wa t>, 1 serving at Gettysburg nnd the cam- | puign in the Wilderness and around | Richmond, died Sunday sifter an ill- I ness of three months. Besides his fine ! war record,. General Wright achieved I eminence as an engineer, serving as chief of the United Stats army engi neers from 187JJ until his retirement4n 1884. At the meeting of the general pas senger agents of forty-four roads in Chicago it was unanimously agreed that until further notice agents should receive liberal commissions for selling tickets over foreign or connecting lines. These commissions will run from 25 cents to $4 per ticket, the average being alsiut sl. Between 2,000 and 3,000 agents will Ik? benefited by the action of the passenger managers. Companies M and L of the Twenty fifth and K of the Twenty-fourth in fantry passed -through Wlnnemucca. Nevnda'. Thursffu.v, Major Noble in command, on tin* way to San Fran ylscp, from whence they will go to Manila. The train stopped and a party of the negroes, the companies being colored sailors, raided a trnloon near the station. They wrecked the bar nnd shot tlie lMirtender ; Chris Dels*. It is feared that Deign will die. Honor Gomez, tlie civil • governor of Santa Clara i»rovinee, is at Havana with a committee of farmers from [lint province to urge that General Brooke take prompt measures to aid the farmers in tills section. There is great destitution In Santa Clara prov ince owing to Jack of implement! with which to work. In some parts of tlie province there is actual starvation. General Brooke lias promised Gomez that steps will be taken to relieve the distress. In a recent Interview at Chicago, Mr. Bryan expressisl himself ns fol lows regarding • trusts: "Trusts,* lie said, “will form a more important feat ure 1U the next campaign than ever for tlie reason that there are more trusts nml '•oinblnes of greater liii|M>rtancc. The Democratic party believes tlie trusts should lie niiuihlhitod. Tlie trusts lire so Indefensible tlifrt no better Illus tration of their absolute Indefensibility can lie offered than the fact that the Ohio Republican convention, of which Mark Hanna was the manager, was compelled to denounce them. If tlie Republican party goes Into the cam paign denouncing trusts it will labor under tlie disadvantage of having tol erated tlie formallou of more trusts un der tin* present iidmluistratlnii than were formed altogether during the pre ceding history of tin* country.” The statement of tlie public debt nt the close of the fiscal year 181 M) allows tluit the debt less cash In tlie treasury amounted to $1,155,320,235. which Is a decrease ns compared with .lime 30. 181)8, of $13,571,172. This decrease Is accounted for by u corres|»oiidliig In crease In cash on bund. Tlie North-Gennnn Uoyd Steamship Company/lias refused to neeem the new steameV Kaiser .Friedrich/ Just, completed In Friedrich Hchlchuti’s shipyards at Killing, liecnusc of fail ure to come up to tlie contract in tlie matter of speed. It Is rumored Unit the American steamship line will take tin* vessel. WASHINGTON GOSSIP AND DEPARTMENT NEWS. Formal orders have been issued as signing Captain Taylor, commanding the the Indiana, to the duty of com mander In chief of tlie North Atlantic station during the absence of Rear Ad miral Sampson. The new regulations prescribing the uniforms of naval officers have been issued. Few material changes are made in the existing dress, bu«: for the first time in many years provision lias had to be made for distinguishing tlie admiral from other flag officers. The American Federation of Labor in this city to-day received a telegram from Edward Boyce of tlie Miners’ Union in Montana, asking co-operation and support in a national labor conven tion to be held nt Chicago to protest against the action of the military au thorities in Idaho. President Gompe'rs, while expressing sympathy with the object of the convention, declined to have the American Federation drawn officially into action in this particular movement. Secretary Alger, Adjutant General Corbin aud Colonel Bird, assistant ! quartermaster general, in charge of I transportation, had nil hour’s consul- I tat ion with the President Wednesday j relative to the question of reinforce ments for General Otis. A definite decision was reached to continue the recruiting of men at all the recruiting stations for service in the Philippines. Secretary Alger said when he left the White House after tlie conference that General Otis would have 40,000 men when the rainy season closed for the resumption of active operations. A dispatch was sent to General Run?- ter by Adjutant General Corbin Tliurs- I day morning directing him to dispatcli ! every available transport to the Phil ippines at full speed with the troops he has on hand, regardless of organiza tions. The dispatcli instructed him not to delay for anything, so that a sutli cient number of transports might ar rive at Manila to bring the volunteers back on schedule time. For tills pur pose, too, several additional trans ports have been chartered, as the de partment proposes to get the volunteers homo from the Philippines as expedi tiously as possible. The hoard of officers appointed by General Brooke to investigate and make recoinmendations regarding the army ration has completed its work. The report has been received at the War Department and recommends that no change ho made in the ration itself. A slight modification in the manner In which men may use savings is suggest ed. General Brooke does not indorse this section of the report, hut says that it will he impracticable while men are in the field. It will hardly be satisfac tory to the commissary department, and Its adoption is therefore considered very doubtful. It relutes mainly to a system by which the savings of the men on rations allowed shall he invest ed nnd presents a credit instead of a company fund. A credit system would involve a great deal of work and would necessitate the emploj’inent of a large clerical force. The special correspondent of the Chicago Record says: The indications that Secretary Alger will he forced out of the cabinet are becoming stronger daily. One of liis colleagues who lias not taken part in tlie discussion an ilotfnced ’to-day 'thnf he would soon be relieved of his portfolio. The secretary and ills friends in Michigan evidently realize the delicacy of the situation. Tlie President is much embarrassed, and his political friends are taking the Alger matter up in earnest. Some of the younger ineml>ers of the chosen cir cle, including Representative Dick of Ohio, held a conference last night to de vise menus to dispose of Alger. They are In favor of the advancement of Assistant Secretary Mcikeljohu, hut ad mit that they believe the chances are i more favorable to the appointment of General James H. Wilson of Delaware as secretary of war in tlie event of Mr. Alger's retirement. Secretary Alger’s friends say that lie will not leave the cabinet voluntarily. The first orders were issued Friday for reertUtlifg tlie’troops under tlie clause authorizing the enlistment of 35, 000 men. Tlie order contemplates enlisting men for the three skeleton regiments in tlie Philippines. Recruit ing officers imve been instructed to en list men with this understanding. One of tlie members of tlie Cabinet, speak ing In connection with tlie campaign in the Philippines, said to-night: "The President lias given General Otis to un derstand that he Is to have all tlie men necessary to (lie conduct of opera tions against tlie insurgents. General Otis lias been told tills in so many words, tin* President having said to him in effect that if he (Otis) did not have enough men. it was Ins own fuult. The President also realizes that tlie bettor tlie men are cared for and their health preserved, the more capable they will bo of doing effective work, and before the rainy season began, General Otis was Instructed to prepare for it nml in various ways was given to understand the President's desire* that file soldiers should be well cared for and well fed.” - Tlie expense of the war with Spain nnd our present war In the Philippines, us shown by official treasury figures, has averaged during tlie paHt fiscal year SBOO,OOO a day, or a total of $2(13.- 000,000. To tills expense must be added a large increase In civil expenditures, which swells tin* grand total charge able to maintaining the army and naval cKtnhlisliiiientH to more than $300,000,- 000. The direct war expenditures have been for tin* fiscal year 1800: War, $220,000,000; navy, $05,000,000. These same items in the year 1808 were: War, $02, 00(1.000; navy. $50,000,000. The to tal war aud navy expenditures of 1808 and 1800 compare as follows: 1808, $151,000,000; 1800, $204,000,000. The ex cess of these expenditures for this l llseal year over 1808 is therefore $143,- ' 000,000. which is practically the dif .! ferenco befiveen tlie government on n peach footfrtV and a war footing. To ! tin* excess of $1 •43,000,000, expenditures I this fiscal year over 1808. in maintain ' lug tlie army nml navy establishments, | must be added $23,000,000 of cIvH and miscellaneous expenditures of the gov erument In excess of the same class of expenditures In 1808. Tills makes the total excess of expenditures in these three Items over the peace year, 1898. of $106,000,000. The War Department has not yet placed a limit upon the number of men to be recruited for the Philippine*. Sec retary Alger said this evening that the recruiting officers were instructed to make enlistments until the department ordered to the con trary. He would not say when the re cruiting would stop. lie announced, however, that it was the purpose of the department to furnish General Otis soldiers not only to take the place of those incapacitated by sickness aud wounds and those killed in the harrass ing sorties of the Filipinos during the rainy season, but also to furnish garri sons and police for the cities an»l towns occupied by the United States. At present a comparatively small force will be required for this purpose. At Manila about one regiment is assigned 4 to police duty, while at Iloilo and other v places there are a few companies. When active campaigning is resumed after the close of the rainy season, and the American army with a fighting force of 30,000 proceeds against the Filipinos, their progress should bo rap id, and lienee a large reserve force will be required to garrison the places cap tured. Admiral Schley is again to be pun ished by the Navy Department. Some time ago he accepted iui invitation for the Fourth of July. Subsequently the crew of the cruiser Brooklyn, his flag ship during the Santiago blockade, ar ranged for a scries of games and a celebration of the anniversary of the declaration of independence. As a compliment to the admiral they tend ered him an invitation to be tlieJr guest of honor on the occasion. He explained ids previous engagement, and announced that lie would try to cancel it. He did so. and formally ac cepted the invitation. The Brooklyn is now at the navy yard at New York and the celebration was to be held there. The arrangements were known at the Navy Department, but nothing was done to interfere until to-day, when orders were issued for the Brook lyn to proceed to Newj\ort and join tlie North Atlantic squadron under Ad miral Sampson. She will therefore participate in the maneuvers off that place on the Fourth. Admiral Schley is now free to accept an invitation for the coining national holiday. It is understood that Senators Wellington nnd McComas of Maryland have in formed the President that in their opinion the Navy Department officiuls who are antagonistic to Admiral Schley should be prohibited from using their offices to advance their at tacks. They are reported to have ex pressed.their views in an emphatic \ manner, and to have requested the President to use his good offices to sup press the scandal. Dr. Oscar Loewe, one of the scien tists of the Agricultural Department, has developed to what lie believes is a point of practical use, a new treat ment for germ diseases wliith prom- j isos to supersede the serum treatment A now in use in diphtheria, fevers and many other diseases. Dr. Loewe’s work lias been carried on for several years in collaboration with Dr. R. Em merich. Tlie experiments have been conducted In tlie laboratories of Mu nich and this country. The results never have been published in full, but have been such as to warrant intro ducing the treatment into actual hos pital practice. The treatment is simi lar in some respects to the serum treat ment, but depends on a definite prin ciple. the basic idea being tlie presence of a class of ferments known as en zymes, which are produced by tlie same bacteria that produce tlie dis ease. It is because of the productiou, or rather of tlie over-production of a certain enzyme that diseases sueli as they produce will “run its course,” aud then die out of the system. The bac teria in this case, it is stated, are sim ply killed by the ferment they produce. Tlie object of the new treatment is to produce a pure enzyme, which, intro duced into tlie human system, will kill tlie disease germs without injuriug tlie patient. In this lies the difference from the principle of inoculation for small l>ox and other diseases where the ob ject is to give tlie patient a mild type of disease to render liim Immune to the more virulent type. Mrs. McKinley's 111 health was the sole cause of the return of tlie President •and his party to Washington two days before they had planuc*d to do so. Here tofore tin* excitement of travel and receiving visors lias been beneficial to Mrs. McKinley uud a distinct improve ment in her physical condition has been noticeable when she has been 4 away with tlie President. Largely for tills reason tlie President went to New England nnd arranged western trips, which in* lind expected to take later. It was found, however, that Instead of tlie New England trip being bene ficial, it luid tlie opposite effect upon Mrs. McKinley, ami tlie President and I)r. ltlxcy decided It would he better to bring her back to Washington with out delay. The state of Mrs. McKin ley's health at tills time is decidedly worse than It lias usually been since she lias been in the White House, und tlie probable result will he that tlie President will remain In Washington practically nil summer nml will take little, if any, vacation, outside of this city. President McKinley's projected trip to tin* Pacific const, which had been looked forward to in anticipation of enjoyment for himself and Improve incut in Mrs. McKinley's condition, lias b«*en indefinitely abandoned. The unfavorable turn in Mrs. McKinley's condition Is attributed partly to a cold which she contracted Just before leaving Washington. She Is never strong and tills cold seemed to weaken her to such an extent as to make It advisable to avoid the exertion which would have been necessary had she remained away us long as had boon Intended. It Is not expected that Mrs. McKlulcy will have • to stay In the house. She will lie ulile to drive about \ tlie city 11s heretofore, rfhd It Is proba- 1 lile that site and tlx* President, if they do not leave tin* city agahi for any long stay, will take occasional outings on the Potomuc on the auxiliary gun boat Sylph, which is u cotnfortablo vessel for such excursions.