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The same fire that makes the dross
evident, purges the gold.
Few girls practice economy as faith
fully as they do the piano.
Character is the only reliable certifi
cate issued by the school of life.
The average man is polite to a lot of
other men he wou.d rather kick.
The stage prompter might be appro
priately termed a theatrical poster.
Nickel trimmings on a stove are a
source of much heat—to some people.
The eagle on the silver dollar is
merely to remind us that riches have
There is much difference between
boasting of sickness and glorying in
wounds. ,
Many a man who would shrink from
taking a purse for profit will steal a
character for pleasure.
One great consolation is peculiarly
the humorists —he isn’t supposed to
laugh at his productions.
France lost her head over the Drey
fus case and other nations seem to be
doing the same thing, but in a different
The popularity of summer boat ex
cursions is conclusive proof that men
can have a good time on water occa
A young man named Quitman has
been arrested because he refused to
discontinue his unreciprocated atten
tions to a fair lady. He failed entirely
to live up to his name.
“Automobile” is indeed a mongrel
word, half Greek, half Intin, but hav
ing come into general use, it has gained
nine points of the law, and may be
looked upon as a fixture in the lan
guage. It is included in the “Century
Dictionary,” which gives examples of
its use in “Greer’s Dictionary of Elec
tricity" and the Scientific American.
The disposition to shorten it to "auto”
la nearly as vulgar as the degradation
of bicycle to “bike.”
A Frenchman once classified Ameri
cans in Europe as “millionaires, snobs
and tourists. The millionaires spent
their money freely, and sometimes sac
rificed their daughters for title. The
snobs were ashamed of their own coun
try and eager to be known as the com
panions of princes, dukes and earls.
The tourists were a mob of sightseers,
out of whom money was to bo made at
every turn.” A satirical grouping,
based upon sufficient truth to some
what disturb national pride!
A new international question has '
been raised by recent antics of the Rio
Grande river in changing its course, j
The river formerly flowed within a few
yards of Fort Ringgold, Texas, but has
forsaken its old channel and made a !
new one a mile southeast, entirely in
Mexican territory. A treaty with i
Mexico, made in 1884, provides that |
the abandonment of an existing bed by i
the river and the formation of a new |
one shall not effect a change of the I
boundary. But a3 Fort Ringgold d?- !
pended entirely on the Rio Grande for
its water supply, and ns the United
States requires a military post there,
the matter has been referred to the in
ternational boundary commission for
The greatest result of the recent
Buffalo conference of social reformers
was the raising of $14,000 toward the i
establishment of a school of economics.
It is proposed to create a committee
of well-known gentlemen, who will un- |
dertake to secure pledges of $20,000 a
year for two years. The first work
to be attempted will bo the prosecu- |
tion of researches into price move- !
merits as related to money, trusts. !
tariffs, etc.; changes in wages and the
number of the unemployed from time
to time; and the result of the various
attempts of local and national authori
ties in this and other countries to reg
ulate and to operate such monopolies
as electric light, gas. Btreet railways,
telephones, railrouds, telegraphs, the
express business, etc. The co-opera
tion of public libraries will be sought,
and assurances have already been re
ceived that press associations reaching
millions of readers will bo glad to pub
lish any results of these investiga- !
tions. It is expected to establish a
large correspondence department, fur
nish lecturers, at small charge above
traveling expenses for schools, colleges
and extension centers, conduct a sum
mer school, and later, if funds shall be
auffleient, instruction will be given
during the winter months. The head
quarters of this school will probably be
in Now York or Boston, but a branch,
at least, will probably be established
In Chicago.
Philadelphia Is greenly excited over
a daring robbery recently committed
In the quiet Quaker city. The con
ductor of a trolley car fell asleep as his
conveyance sped ulong and was robbed
of his fare reflater while ho dozed—an
outrage which not only speaks volumes
for the audacity of the thief, but tells
eloquently of the Arcadian simplicity
and blissful drowsiness which hangs
over Philadelphia.
Tlta only wny for an entertainer to
l»e sure of applause is to arrange be
forehand to pay for it afterward.
The Greatest Demonstration That New York Has
Ever Witnessed—Parades on Land and Sea show
the Nation’s Appreciation—The Hero of Manila
Presented with a Loving Cup of Solid Gold.
New York, Oct. I.—Friday was
Dewey day afloat and the navy mark
ed the sailor hero for its own. Yester
day was Dewey day ashore, and 5.00D,-
000 adoring land lubbers, drawn from
all quarters of the land and from every
section of society, jammed aud shoved
for a chance to see the admiral's face,
and in tlieir ringing cheers tried to
prove that the hero of Manila bay be
longed not to the navy or the govern
ment or the city officially, but to Ihe
country at largo, which has jumped
forward mnuy points in the eyes of
nations, largely because he lived and
Friday morning was occupied with
official calls from Mayor Van Wyck
and others, and at 1 o’clock the parade
The black speed cones of the Olym
pia climbed slowly to her yards as the
big cruiser got under way. The other
vessels slowly turned, like a troop or
cavalry squadron, front toward the
narrows, and then, fetching a grace
ful sweep, headed back up the harbor
toward the Battery, the Olympia, es-
cort«d by the mayor’s boat, the Sandy
Hook, in the load. Back of her at a
•400-yard interval, came the New York,
then the powerful Indiana and Massa
chusetts, the fleet-footed Brooklyn, the
sturdy old Toxais the rakish, yacht
like Dolphin, the old Lancaster, a relic
of another naval age; the powerful Chi
cago, and, finally, the little Marietta,
the rear guard of the lighting craft.
Behind stretched the transports and
further still, almost lost in the dis
tance, the yachts and miscellaneous
craft hull down the horizon.
Up the Hudson pandemonium
reigned supreme. Aerial bombs broke
at Intervals overhead in puffs of white
smoke, and a feathery canopy of
steam hung over the advancing fleet
as hundreds of steam whistles
screamed continually. The narrowing
throat of the river crowded the ad
vancing vessels together in almost
compact mass. The broad arrow form
ation still drove the head of the column
forward unmolested through the ranks
of tin* waiting vessels.
Never before in the history of New
York has the city witnessed n greater
pyrotechnic and electrical display than
that with which the return of Admiral
Dewey was celebrated in the liurbor
and waters surrounding the Island of
Manhattan Friday night.
From the bay the letters on the
Brooklyn bridge. “Welcome Dewey,"
were plainly discernible, and were one
of the features or the celebration.
Saturday dawned cloudless, with,
crystal atmosphere, it was cooler than
Friday, however, and overcoats and
full wraps were in order on the miles
of stands.
At 8 o’clock Admiral Dewey lauded
at the Battery, and. accompanied by
tin* reception committee, drove to the
city hall, where lie was received by
Mayor Van Wyck.
Then. In full view of the thousands
who strained to sis* and hear all, the
mayor presented the loving cup.
The cup. which glistened on the
black velvet support beside the mayor, I
Ik oh elegant a piece of work as Tif
fany A Co. ever turned out. It Is Ho-1
man in form, and entirely of IN Unrat
gold. Naturally, the designer sought
the sea for an Inspiration. The han
dles arc modeled to represent three
dolphins, wrought of green enameled
gold. Around the neck of the cup are
forty-five stars, one for each state. The
handles divide the cup Into three faces,
one bearing a portrait of the admiral
surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves,
also of green gold. Underneath this are
the initials “G. D., U. S. N.” On the
second panel is a picture of the Olym
pia, aud on the third an inscription
stating the cup was presented to Ad
miral George Dewey by the city of
New York. The legs of the cup are an
chors resting on oak leaves.
In presenting the cup to Dewey,
Mayor Van Wyck spoke briefly in
praise of Dewey personally and of his
great feat at Manila.
When the mayor had finished the
crowd became very quiet, awaiting the
first words it was to hear the admiral
Admiral Dewey said in reply:
“It is quite impossible for me to ex
press the depth I am moved by these
honors, one after the other. That beau
tiful cup, the freedom of the city, this
magnificent reception. I canot say
what I would like to. but speaklug for
myself and the gallant squadron I had
the honor to command at Manila I
thank you from the bottom of my
The admiral then beckoned to his
fleet captains to step forward.
“These men are the men who did It.”
said the admiral, pointing to his ofli
ccrs. and those in hearing distance ap
plauded vociferously. The admiral
then turm*d to the cup and looked it
over. “It is truly beautiful,” he re
peated several times.
The ceremony at the city hall was
brief, lasting about twenty minutes.
The admiral left the city ball with
Mayor Van Wyck amid the car-split
tlng cheers of the multitude. The car
riage wus driven to the North rlv-r,
where a steamer was in waiting to
carry the admiral and Ids escort to
Grunt's tomb, there to take his place
in the parade.
As the carriage rolled along the
streets n crowd followed cheering the
admiral again and again. At the dock
he received a rousing ovation. Time
was flying, and as the land parade
was scheduled to start at 11 o'clock,
not a moment was lost getting aboard
the steamer, which put off at once.
The Sandy Hook, which conveyed
Dewey and his party to Grant's tomb,
arrived at lOrffO a. in. The admiral
landed at 11 o’clock, and with Mayor
Van Wyck entered the carriage lu
which they were to ride in the parade.
The vehicle was driven through a lane
of wildly ciithuHlnNtlc people, to the
head of Riverside drive. Here one of
the most notable ovations of the day
occurred. Constructed along the east
ern border of the l»oulovard, extending
for many blocks down towu, were Im
mense reviewing stands. From an
early hour the stand* had been Jam
med with humanity. Riverside park,
across the boulevard, held another
niightr mass. The arlval of Dewey
was the signal for a tremendous out
It was 11:17 when Grand Marshal
Roe gave the order to march.
Then the greet column swung Into
order and the triumphal trip to Wash
ington So mire begin. Scores of bands
scattered along the line filled the air
with Inspiring music.
In the parade were Sousa’s band,,
battalions of sailors mauy of the high
officers of the army ami navy and 15.-
000 members of the New York Nation
al Guard, battalions and regiments
from adjoining states led by their gov
ernors, Governor Roosevelt and staff,
and a great number of public officials.
Following cnine a long line of war
veterans, ending with veterans of the
Spnnish-American war under General
Warren Kiefer.
Dewey’s progress was one continuous
ovation. Smiling and happy, he re
sponded to plaudits by wave of hand,
bow or by raising his hat. Governor
Roosevelt and Rear Admiral Schley
were also generously greeted.
The route-of the parade was seven
miles in length. It started at One
Hundred and Twenty-second street and
Riverside drive. It came down the
drive to Seventy-second street, where
it turned east and continued to Cen
tral park and Eighth avenue. It fol
lowed Eighth avenue to Fifty-eighth
street, where it turned to the east and
continued on Fifth avenue. Here an
other turn was made and Fifth ave
nue was followed to Washington arch
at Washington square, the terminus
of the route.
Down the long line of parade, nearly
5,000,000 people had assembled to wit
ness the crowning event of the cele
bration. Tlip streets on both sides
were fringed with elaborately decorat
ed reviewing stands which stretched in
an almost unbroken line before dwel
lings, churches and business places
alike. Many of the stands were built
by the city, while a majority were
controlled by private citizens. Seats in
the public stand sold at from $2 to .s‘2o,
varying according to location. Win
dows in houses and stores along the
parade route brought fabulous prices.
The decorations were profuse and
unique. The cheering did not cense
for an instant. The visiting troops
were all cordially received by the pop
ulace. *
When the parade reached Madison
Square, Dewey and Van Wyck alight
ed from the carriage. They were es
corted to a stand, on which the ad
miral reviewed the long line that fol
lowed. Each company as It passed sa
luted the Manila hero, who always re
sponded gracefully. This was the first
occasion Dewey had to see the arch
erected lu his honor. Its beauty ap
pealed to him luvituutly.
The masterpiece Is from the hands
of fifty leading sculptors, and stands
at the head Intersection of Twenty
fourth street and Fifth avenue, at a
point where there is an extended view
of two of New York’s leading thorough
fa res.
The arch was designed along the
lines of the Arch of Titus, as this
style permits of the adornment which
•uost effectively symbolizes the power
of the United States as a maritime na
tion. The structure has four great
piers bearing symbolic figures person,
•fylng patriotism, war, the return ami
peace. The subjects are treated In re
alistic groups.
After the long column begun to file
through the great structure, it proceed
ed down Fifth avenue to Washington
square, when* the parade Is to be dls
: missed. A noteworthy feature of the
; parade was seen at Seventy-second
i street and F.lghtli avenue. Here in an
: Immense grand stand were seated 3,<NNi
school children, dressed in white and
blue. They were so arranged ns to
form the words, “Welcome, Dewey,”
those lu blue forming the letters, while
those lu white constituted the back
ground. As Dewey puss<*d the stand
the children sang the natloiml hymn.
New York has witnessed many re
markable pageants, but none to com
pare with yesterday’s Dewey cclcbru
Admiral Dewey was very tired at
the end of tin* parade. He was driven
at once to tlier residence of Manager
Bold!, of the Waldorf-Astoria, cavort
cd by Squadron A. aud accompanied
by Mayor Van Wyck. He dined with
Ids lieutenants. Brumby and Caldwell.
Admiral Dewey did not attend the
“smoker.” He was feeling too
fatigued to leave Ills apartments,
The promotion to the grade of rerfr
admiral of Capt. A. H. McCormick,
commandant of the Washington navy
yard has been announced at the Navy
The War Department shipped re
cently from San Francisco to Manila
on board an army transport whose
name is being kept secret, .$1,500,000
in gold coin for the payment of the
troops in the Philippines. This makes
more than $3,000,000 which has been
expended in the islands for this pur
pose during their occupation by the
American troops.
The effect of Captain Carter’s
sentence will be most disas
trous to him, both from a
business and social standpoint.
It will mean complete ostracism. The
law requires that his offense and sen
tence be published in the community
In which lie resides. Any army officer
in speaking to him thereafter would
l»e violating the regulations of the
army and would be subject to court
Fear is expressed by officers of the
War Department that there will be
considerable delay In getting- the ten
new volunteer regiments to the Phil
ippines. It is said tlie quartermaster’s
department will be delinquent in fur
nishing equipment and supplies to the
soldiers. Recruiting for the new vol
unteer regiments is going on at a rapid
pace, and reports show that 11.0(57
men have enlisted, of wWcli 452 were
secured yesterday.
A statement of exports of merchan
dise and gold coin at the port of Ha
vana for the first eight months of
American occupation has b(H*n given
out by the War Department. This
shows that of the $18,058,570 worth
of exports for the eight months the
I'nited States took $18,423,417 worth.
The gold coin amounted to $530,374.
Spain took $875,010 worth of merchan
dise and $1,803,421) in gold coin.
France took $1)73,900 worth of mer
chandise and $513,050 worth of gold
Rids will soon Le opened for fur
nishing 100,000 pairs of broad-soled
russet shoes which are to be supplied
to the troops in Cuba, Porto Rico and
the Philippines. The black shoes will
be discarded, and the wearing of coats
and suspenders will also probably be
done away with, belts ami heavier
shirts being substituted in their pla
ces. Rids will also be opened for the
supplying of 75,000 rubber ponchos,
which have proved to lie of such prac
tical use in the tropics during the rai
ny season.
Comptroller Dawes has given an ab
stract of tlie reports of the condition
of tlie six national banks in New Mex
ico. September 7. As compared with
the reports of June 30, it shows an in
ciease in'total resources from $4,584.-
583 to $4,083,042. Loans and discounts
increased from $1,01)1,340 to $1,004 200.
tlie cash reserve decreased from $200,-
000 to $200,180. of which the gold hold
ings advanced from $120,722 to $130.-
075. Individual deposits Increased
from $2,802.1(50 to $3,250,530. and the
average reserve decreased from 31 to
20.41 per cent.
Secretary of War Hoot is seriously
considering action looking to tin* nn
lfulmeut of ihe existing contract with
the Atlantic Contracting Company, on
the charges of conspiracy, of which
Captain Carter, a member of the com
pany. was found guilty. This com
pany has contracts for making im
provements on tlie Savannah river and
Cumberland sound, and it is the Ihv
lief of army officers generally that its
members are as guilty of fraud as
Captain Carter was. It is the intention
of tin* government to criminally pros
ecute the alleged co-conspirators of
President McKinley is dally receiv
ing letters, petitions and resolutions
trom various parts of the country urg
ing his mediation in behalf of Dreyfus
and suggesting that he tender ids good
offices in the pending dispute between
Great Britain and tli * Transvaal.
These have come in such volume that
there haft not been an acknowledgment
in many cases. All these cnininuni
ratious are being turned over to the
State department as they arrive. The
administration wih take no action,
holding that miles:: the Interests of the
Putted States or tin* rights of her elti- (
zens are involved, it is not witldn the
province of this country to meddle In
the domestic or foreign affairs of other ,
Tlie comparative statement of the
receipts and expenditures of tin*
Culled States during tin* month of Sep
tember shows that the total receipts
were $45,334,114. and the expenditures
$37,573,372, which leaves a surplus for
the month of $8,754,772. The receipts
from customs were $13,120,357.
against $1(5.753,574 for September.
1838. Internal revenue, $24.3(54.531.
against $21,555.28(1 for September.
1838; miscellaneous. $1,813,134.
against $1,353,207 for September. 181)8.
For the las! three mouths tin* receipts
were $125,407,880, against $184,748,114
for the same period In 1838. Tin* ex
penditures charged against the War
Department during September were
$10,541,515. as compared with $24.(543.-
374 for September last year. Against
the navy department. $4,757,853. as
against $7,283,213 for September last
The monthly statement of tlie public
dels shows that at tin* close of busi
ness September 30, 1833, the public
debt less cash In tin* treasury amount
iml to $1,148,305,801. a decrease for the
mouth of $8,400,775. This decrease is
accounted for by a corresponding in
crease in the cash oil hand. The debt
is recapitulated as follows: Interest
bearing debt. $1.04(5.045..k50: debt on
which Interest has ceased since matu
rity, $1,215,030; debt hearing no Inter
est. $383,337,512; total. $1.43(5.(501.332.
This amount, however, does not In
clude $(547.3(55,303 In treasury notes
ant st a tiding, which tire offset by an
equal iiinotinf of cash on hand. The
cash In tin* treasury is classified as fol
lows: Gold. $354,002,373: silver. $433.-
(528.443: paper. $78.(578,145: bonds de
posited in national bank depositories,
disbursing officers’ balniices, etc., $83,-
332.112: lotnl. $1,015,241.08(1. against
which there are demand liabilities out
standing amounting to $727,543,473,
which leaves a net rush* balance on
hand $287,,(115,(512.
Secretary Root gave out the follow
ing official statement confirming tlie
rumor that the Carter court martial
findings have been approved: “And
the court does therefore sentence the
accused, Captain Oberlln M. Carter,
corps of engineers, U. S. A., to lie dis
missed from the service of the United
States, to suffer u fine of $5,000, to be
confined at hard labor at such place
as the proper authorities may direct
for live years, and the crime, punish
ment and place of abode of accused to
bo published in the newspapers and
about the station and state from which
the accused come, or where lie usually
resides. The findings of tlie court
martial in the matter of the foregoing
proceedings against Captain Oberlin
M. Carter, corps of engineers. U. S. A.,
• are hereby approved, as to all except
the following: Charge 11., specifica
tions 7, 8. 3 and 10: charge 111., speci
entlons 3. 4,5, (5. 7.3, 11 aud 22, which
are disapproved, and the sentence im
posed upon the defendant, Oberlln M.
Carter, is hereby approved. Approved
and confirmed: William McKinley. By
direction of the secretary of war Cap
tain Oberlin M. Carter, corps of engin
eers, censes to lie an army officer from
this date, and the United States peni
tentiary at Fort Leavenworth. Kansas,
is designated as the place of ills con
finement. where he will be sent by the
commanding general of the department
of the east, under proper guard. R.v
command of Major General Miles. 11.
(’. Corbin, adjutant general.” Cap
tain Carter's case having been disposed
of by tin* President, lie lias passed'
through the court of last resort. Un
less tlie President decides at some fu
ture date to pardon him. Carter will
serve out the sentence imposed by the
court martini.
Secretary Gage lias asked tlie attor
ney general for a*legal opinion regard
ing the authority of the secretary of
the treasury to purchase silver hulliou
for the purpose of increasing the vol
ume of subsidiary coin. The nc*t re
suming specie payments prescribed
that only $50.000.(KH) in those coins
should be issued, but the law has once
been disregarded. Secretary Folger
authorized the purchase of 300,000
ounces of silver at one time during his
term of office, for the purpose of in
creasing the stock of small silver coins.
Secretary Gage believes this a prece
dent which lie may safely follow to
meet the present At tin*
close of business Saturday the amount
of fractional silver in the treasury was
only $2,774,481. and the demand for
tliis form of money to meet the grow
ing requirements of trade throughout
the country is daily increasing. At the
beginning of the fiscal year, three
months ago, tlie amount of fractional
silver in the treasury vaults was about
$12,000,000. Tlie amount of silver dol
lars also is depleted to such an extent
that the demand for these coins, here
tofore regarded as inconvenient, can
not be supplied. The San Francisco
mint has exhausted the supply avail
able for subsidiary coins under the
present law and as the demand for
half-dollars and quarters lias been
greater east of tlie Rocky Mountains
than in the West, it Is presumed that
the other mints are in similar condi
tion touching their silver supply.
Therefore the only way out of tlie pres
ent dearth of small change is for the
government to go into tli<* market and
buy the metal, relying on the next Con
gress for approval of its course. In
ibis connection those conversant with
mint affairs report that within tlie past
live years, east of Chicago, there lins
been n marked increase in tlie demand
for silver coins of lower denomination
than the dollar. In other words tin*
popularity of silver money lias greatly
advanced and tills is particularly true
of tlie region commonly designated as
the eastern states.
The home coining on Monday of Ad
miral Dewey -for henceforth the na
tional capital is to Ik* ids home- was
made the occasion for the greatest trib
ute ever paid by Washington to any
individual. After the preliminary wel
come in New York. Itself unsurpassed
in its kind, it remained for tin* high
est and greatest in the official world
to hold out the hand of greeting to the
famous admiral, and to Join with the
people who are to lie his fellow citizens
In bidding him welcome. Tlie citizens
had made every preparation to make
the occasion worthy of their hero. Tlie
decorations were elaborate. IVnnsyl
vnilia avenue was one mass of colored
bunting along the entire line of nmicli
from the station to the White House,
and. not content with this, few private
citizens failed to make some display
of color on their residences. Unique
designs in fairy lamps dotted the hori
zon; great searchlights threw broad
beams of light across the blue sky on
a clear October evening, and the state
ly cupltol stood revealed in its queen
ly beauty in the powerful rays of
many cqnccntrated lights. The’ same
device was used effectively in the case
of other public buildings which stood
within the range of vision of the dis
tinguished party which stood to review
the great throng of people which
passed along beneath the prow of the
white Olympia milch projected in bold
relief from the stand at the head of
Pennsylvania avenue, whereon stood
Dewey, the central figure of the dem
onstration. (Mi the facade of the new
ly completed government postoMlee
building llniucs forth two Inscriptions
set 111 electric points, the otic reciting
tlie famous message to the President
directing Dewey, then thousands of
miles away in the far East, to go forth
to destroy the Spanish fleet, and tin*
other Netting out the famous admiral's
direction to the lamented Gridlcy, “You
may tire when you are ready. Gridlcy.”
which marked mi epoch in the history
of the United States. Twelve nieinliers
of civic organizations paraded before
him. besides tens of thousands of non.
organized citizens, mid in a roar of
caution rockets and the blaze of red
fire and the thunderous cheering of
the populace, and the warm greeting
of the head of the nation. Dewey came*
to tlie national capital to n welcome
sm*h as lias not been known here hith
erto. It was saitl by the railroad offi
cials mid trainmen that the ovation
d'g-lng the run from New York to
Washington was the most remarkable
demonstration that has ever taken
place along tlie line. Every town
turned out Its full population and ev
ery house anil cross roads settlement
was turned Inside out to see tile living
special puss. *

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