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It \\ aw Stated in the Senate That the
.Letters Xow Made I*nl»lic Were
In Evidence.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.— The fact
that Senator Sherman ha?- been kept
informed by Secretary of State Olney
of the progress of the negotiations for
release of Julio Sanguilly from pris
on was intimated during the debate In
the senate this week upor> the resolu
tion demanding Sanguilly's immediate
n lease. The resolution was reported
to the senate by Senator Sherman, as
chairman of the committee on foreign
relations, by the unanimous vote of
that committee on Wednesday, the 24th.
In the course of the debate on the fol
lowing day, Senator White (Cal.) sail
it was understood that the committee
on foreign relations had received notice
that Sanguilly was about to be re
leased, but the members of the com
mittee did not confirm Senator White's
remarks. That any correspondence on
the subject had taken place has not
before been definitely known. The first
letter was received by Senator Sher
man on Feb. 17, and was as follows:
In reply to your message of today about
the Sanguilly case, I desire to say for your
own use and informauon exclusively, that
since my report of Feb. 1, certain confiden
tial communications have taken place between
this government and the Spanish government
which I confidently expect to result in San
guilly's release. Indeed, I am given to un
derstand that a cable from Madrid ordering
the release may be expected any moment.
The matter is of a somewhat delicate na
ture, and I shall be sorry to have the pres
ent favorable prospects for Sanguilly's release
injudiciously affected, as they would be very
likely to be, by any public discussion of the
case in the senate or elsewhere.
—Richard Olney.
On the 24th, the day on which the
Sanguilly resolution was reported, the
second letter was received by Senator
Sherman. The rumor of such a letter
was current, and it was reported that
the committee would withdraw its res
olution, but this was not done. The
second letter with an indosure follows:
Sir: Referring to the case of Julio San
iruilly, I am just In receipt of a note from
the Spanish minister at this capital, copy of
which (in translation) I herewith Inclose.
— Richard Olney.
(Translation.) Personal and private:
Spanish Legation. Feb. 22, 1897.— Referring
to the confidential note which I have had the
honor to address you on this date relative to
the American citizen. Julio Sanguilly, I have
the honor to Inform your excellency, confiden
tially, that, in order that the ben
evolent intentions of his majesty,
the king of Spain, with regard to
that citizen may take effect, it Is necessary
that he should withdraw the appeal which
he has taken against the judgment of the
court which condemned him.
It is absolutely necessary, under the Span
ish laws, that, in order that his majesty may
exercise the right of pardon, the sentence
should be final. The minister of the colonies.
In obedience to the order of the council of
ministers, has telegraphed to Cuba to have
the necessary proceedings expedited. In case
Sanguilly or hla ■ counsel withdraws the ap
peal taken-. When this is done, and when
the pardon can be decreed in accordance with
the law, it will be communicated by cable.
'— E. Dupuy de Lome.
Called a Liar by an Official of
NEW YORK, Feb. 27.— A dispatch
to the Herald from Havana, says:
The Martuis de Palmerola made a scan
dalous personal attack on Gen. Lee
Wednesday at the palace in the pres
ence of several newspaper correspon
dents. The incident arose because the
■cursor refused to pass a dispatch for
the correspondents which said that the
rt lease of Scott i had been demanded
because he was both arrested and kept
in prison in defiance of the law.
"Who told you that?" shouted Gen.
Palmerola, the secretary of state for
the island.
"Gen. Lee," replied a correspondent
"Gen. Lee is a Mar, impostor and
rebel," shouted the little marquis with
an oath.
This incident is telegraphed merely
to show how the wind is blowing in
the palace and to let you see what
must be the treatment and position of
an ordinary citizen here when our
consul general is reviled openly in such
a manner by one of the heads of the
government here.
Dr. Richardo Rnlz Died From \u
tnrnl Cnnaet*.
MADRID, Feb. 27.— The premier,
Senor Canovas del Castillo, at a cabinet
council today, at which the queen
legent presided, declared that the dif
ference with the United States in re
gard to the treatment of prisoners was
without importance. He added that an
impartial inquiry into the death of Dr.
Ricardo Ruiz, the American citizen
who died recently in the prison of
Guanabacoa. under circumstances
which led to the report that he had
tn-en beaten to death, show that the
dGctor expired from natural causes.
lew Secretary Said to Fnvor a \lg
oroua Policy.
DES MOINKS. 10., Feb. 27.— Maj.
Hoyt Sherman, brother of Senator
John Sherman, of Ohio, has just re
turned from a visit to the latter, and
pays the incoming- secretary of state
favors immediate action to protect
American citizens in Cuba, and criti
cises the administration for not doing
bo. He favors sending- a battleship to
Cuba instanter, and thinks it would
not provoke war with Spain.
AlgTer Dined.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 27.— Secretary and
Mrs. Lament tonight gave a dinner in honor
?>Jr 7 a Jackson, ;
of Gen. and Mrs. Alger. Besides the guests
of honor there were present Secretary and
Mrs. Olney, Secretary and Mrs. Carlisle, At
torney General and Mrs. Harmon, Secretary
and Miss Herbert, Secretary and Mrs. Fran
cis, the postmaster general and Mrs. Wilson,
Secretary Morton, Senator and Mrs. Elkins,
Senator and Mrs. McMillan, Gen. and Mrs.
Miles, Mrs. Sheridan. Gen. Ruggles, Gen.
Porter and Dr. and Mrs. Radcllfte.
Exonerate, Mr. Rockefeller Prom
ChargeN of Intent to Defraud.
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH, Feb. 27.— 0n the 13th day
of June, 1895, a verdict for $9f0,000 was
rendered against John D. Rockefeller,
of New York, in the United States
circuit court at Duluth, in favor of
Alfred Merritt. Mr. Merritt was one
of the numerous Merritt brothers, of
this city, who had explored and
brought to public attention the valu
able Mesabe iron range north of Du
luth. Mr. Rockefeller had been induced
to join in the development, and this
suit was brought owing to a disagree
ment which arose. It was designed as
a test case, and if Alfred Merritt suc
ceeded, his brothers proposed to follow
it up with other suits, making it, alto
gether, outside of railroad litigation,
involve larger sums than any other
suit ever brought in Minnesota.
Mr. Rockefeller promptly appealed,
and after a delay by the court of a
year, the appeal was granted and a
new trial ordered which was due at
the spring term. Recently there have
been rumors that a settlement had
been effected between Mr. Rockefeller
and the Merritts on some basis not
made public. These rumors were coup
led with reports that the Merritts had
quarreled with Col. Harris, one of their
attorneys, and that the settlement had
been effected by Mr. Washburn, an
other of their attorneys. Col. Harris
plumply denied knowing anything of,
or having participated in the settle
ment, and while the rumor spread, the
public were in doubt.
All doubt was removed this afternoon
by the filing with the clerk of the
United States circuit court here, of the
following document which was execut
ed some six weeks ago:
Circuit Court of the United States— District
of Minnesota— Fifth Division.
Alfred Merritt, plaintiff, against John D.
Rockefeller, defendant.
It is hereby stipulated that this action be
forever discontinued and dismissed without
costs to either party as against the other and
that an order may be entered accordingly
without further notice.
Dated January 22, 1897.
—A. A. Harris & Son,
— J. L. Washburn,
— O. W. Baldwin,
Attorneys for Plaintiff.
—Anderson, Howland & Murray,
— Cotton, Dibell & Reynolds,
Attorneys for Defendant.
In spite of Col. Harris' statements,
the signature of the firm, "A. A. Har
ris & Son," is in his own bold hand
In addition to the dismissal of the
suit a copy of the following document,
duly certified, was filed at the same
time. It will be noted that It is signed
by all of the Merritts, and the past, as
well as any prospect of future litiga
tion, is thus blotted out:
"Certain matters of difference have existed
between the undersigned and John D. Rocke
feller, and a certain litigation has been pend
ing between the undersigned Alfred Merritt
and Mr. Rockefeller, in which litigation it
was claimed that certain misrepresentations
were made by Mr. Rockefeller and those
acting for him concerning certain properties
sold by him to Lake Superior Consolidated
Iron Mines. It is hereby declared that from
recent independent investigations made by us,
or under our direction, we have become sat
isfied that no misrepresentation was made or
fraud committed by Mr. Rockefeller, or by
his agents or attorneys for him, upon the
sale by him of any property to us or any
of us, or to Lake Superior Consolidated Iron
Mines, or upon the purchase from him from
one or more of us of any stocks or interests
in any mining or railroad company or com
panies, or upon the pledge by us, or either
of us, to him of stocks and securities be
longing to one or more of us; and we hereby
withdraw all such charges and claims and
exonerate Mr. Rockefeller and his agents and
attorneys therefrom."
Duluth, Minn., Jan. 22, 1897.
—Alfred Merritt,
—Jane A. Merritt,
— Leonidas Merritt,
—Elizabeth E. Merritt,
— Andrus R. Merritt,
, —Elizabeth D. Merritt.
— Liiclen Merritt,
—Mary J. Merritt,
—John E. Merritt,
—Etta M. Merritt,
—Wilbur J. Merritt
—Ida Merritt,
. . , —Andrus R. Merritt,
As surviving partner of the late firm of
y^. C. & A. R. Merritt.
—Eliza M. Merritt,
A ■■ . . —Hanson E. Smith.
As administrator estate of Cassius C. Mer
ritt, deceased.
—Napoleon B. Merritt,
—Matilda T. Merritt,
—Eugene T. Merritt,
—Anna Merritt.
—Thomas A. Merritt,
. „ —Jennie S. Merritt,
In the presence of —
—Merril! M. Clark,
—Joseph B. Cotton.
The maufacturers of certain bicycles which
listed last year at $100 recently adopted a
plan to dispose of them by offering them at
a reducuon of $25. The present indications
are that this plan will not prove very suc
oessful. Experienced riders prefer a new
575 wheel of unquestioned merit to a last
year s model at the same price, even though
;VL last priCe last season may have been
1100. Throughout the South, where the sea
son has opened, there seems to be little
can for last year's wheels at $75. Riders
are looking for a high-grade, up-to-date
wheel at $75, and they can get it.
Somebody with a fondness for figures show*
the large increase in the bicycle business in
the following paragraph: Prior to 1885 there
were 11,000 machines turned out. Five years
later there were seventeen factories with
an output of 40,000 wheels. In 1894 the fac
tories increased rapidly, and 125,000 machines
were turned out. A year later the production
was 600,000, and the ' number of factories
more than 500, none of which turned out
less than 1,000 wheels a year. The capital
invested in these large factories is $90 000
and the estimate of the output for the pres
ent year is not less than 1,000,000 wheels
valued at $60,000,000.
Much speculation Is being indulged just
now as to who will be the next chairman
of the national racing board. The latest
report has It that George Gideon, of Phila
delphia, has refused a reappointment. If
this is true it is not unlikely that A G
Batchelder will be offered the position Mr
Batchelder is one of the best Informed men
In the league on all subjects relating to
racing and his appointment would no doubt
be very popular.
A novel sight was witnessed in Cleveland
0., recently. A man appeared riding on
Superior street dragging a big sled after him
upon which was fastened a market basket
Stopping at a grocery store the ingenious
cylst did his marketing, filled his basket re
cyclist did his marketing, filled his basket, re
mounted his wheel and proceeded homeward.
■ —
Political BusineMH Taken Up Without
Delay by the National Chairman
of the Republicans.
CANTON, 0., Feb. 27.— Maj. McKin
ley's physical condition is most grati
fying to himself and his friends, and
no apprehension is now felt over the
trip to Washington on which the presi
dent-elect and party start on Monday
evening. His eye is brighter, his step
is more elastic and he looks to be in
better health than for a month past. He
took a walk this morning and another
this afternoon. The ground was cov
ered with snow and the air was crisp.
But the sun shone brightly and a
brisk walk of a few squares could not
be other than pleasant and bracing.
A very large portion of Canton's pop
ulation is showing a deep interest in
the start for Washington. It has been
arranged that th*s Canton troop, a
mounted reception committee, which
handled all the delegations coming to
Canton during the campaign, shall es
cort the McKinley party to the train.
The troop will be reinforced by the cit
izens' committee, the various march
ing clubs of the city, bands and drum
corps and citizens in general. There
will be some sort of farewell denmon
stration at the depot, the nature of
which will depend upon conditions at
the time.
A delegation of Pennsylvanias, In
cluding Hon. Ward Bliss, of Chester;
Capt. Huddell, T. S. Dickson, Hon. B.
K. Focht, Hon. S. M. Williams and
Hon. S. B. Cochrane, were here today
in the interest of the Hon. John B.
Robinson, of Medina, Pa., for the posi
tion of assistant secretary of the navy.
The gentlemen had an Interview with
Private Secretary Boyle and their rec
ommendations were filed away for ref
Arthur W. Kinney, of Los Angeles,
president of the California State
League of Republican Clubs, was here
today in behalf of Frank L. Coombs,
of California, who aspires to the post
of minister to Japan. Mr. Coombs fill
ed this post in the Harrison adminis
Silver Presented to the Retiring
Ofllccr by the Senate.
The senate this evening through a
committee, consisting of Senators Hoar,
Cullom, Blackburn, Carter, Hill, Mc-
Millan, Gorman, Faulkner, Brice, Ba
con, Jones (Ark.); Murphy, Elkins and
Chandler, presented to Vice President
Stevenson, in his apartments at the
Normandie, a handsome and valuable
silver table service. It consisted of
a center piece, soup tureen, vegetable
dishes, meat platter, large pitchers,
waiters, etc., entirely covered with re
pousse work of the most elegant char
acter. It is inscribed as follows:
"To Adlal E. Stevenson, Vice Presi
dent of the United States and Presi
dent of the Senate, 1893-1897. From
members of the senate, in token of the
strict impartiality, unfailing courtesy,
and unsurpassed wisdom and discre
tion, wthloh, in the discharge of his
h:gh office, have endeared him to the
senate, and earned for him the grati
tude of the American people."
With the service an address was pre
sented, carrying the signatures of 85
of the 9C senators, including all the
members of the senate in the city. The
address was written on parchment
paper, and is itself a valuable souvenir.
Political Questions Taken Up by the
National Chairman.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.— Chairman
Hanna and party arrived at the Ar
lington hotel, at 8 o'clock this morn
ing, and were assigned to the apart
ments reserved for them. The party
consists of the chairman, and Mrs.
Hanna, and maid; Miss Mabel Hanna,
Miss Ruth Hanna, Mrs. L. C. Hanna
and maid.
Mr. Hanna went to the capitol im
mediately upon his arrival, and was
in conference with Republican senators.
He held an extended consultation with
Senator Hoar, chairman of the judi
ciary committee, and who is well in
formed regarding senatorial elections,
upon the situation in Oregon. An ef
fort is being made by Mr. Hanna. as
chairman of the national committee,
to secure the election of a Republican
senator in Oregon. The fact that the
legislature has never organized raises
the question as to the ability of those
now sitting at Salem to adjourn. There
has been considerable telegraphic cor
respondence between Mr. Hanna and
Republicans in Oregon, and it may re
sult in an agreement among the Re
publicans of the legislature to elect a
senator. Mr. Hoar indicated to Mr.
Hanna his belief that an appointment
by the governor would not be accepted
by the senate. Mr. Hanna also had a
brief conference with Gen. Horace Por
ter, errand marshal of the inaugural
parade; Gen. Alerer. Mr. William Os
borne, and National Committeeman
Scott, of West Virginia.
Park Trade Crisis.
PARIS. Feb. 27.— 1n the chamber of depu
ties today, the premier, M. Mellne, denied
that the crisis in the pork trade of France
was due to the imports of American pork.
It was useless, therefore, he added, to in
crease the import duties on American pork.
The crisis, he explained, was due to French
overproduction, and he would see that home
pork hereafter is used in the French army |
and navy.
Mr. Gage's Movements.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.-Mr. Lyman J.
Gage, secretary of the treasury under the
McKinley administration, will leave Hot
Springs, Va., where he has been resting for
about a week, tomorrow evening over the
C. & O. railroad for Washington, reaching
here early Monday morning.
Minor Rase Hall Mention.
"Have you noticed what the records show
that Burnett did?" says President Vander
beck. 'He showed himself to be one of the
greatest ball players In the world, and In the
f&ur league averages I have looked through
did not have an equal. His record shows that
he made I;>9 runs in 134 Ramw. and that with
only 152 hits. Actually more runs than hits
Of course he reachr-d first on the errors of
the fielders or on balle. but that makes no
difference. He got there and scored the runs
and runs win games every day. I have looked
over the official averages of the national
Western, Atlantic and Texas leagues and find
no one to equal this record, although Viox
who lasted only a little while in the spring
with the Western, about twenty games or so
had more runs than hits. That's why I hart
Burnett drafted last year, and I regard him
as the best run-maker in the business."
Willie Wettcrer, the youth who made such
an excellent impress ion in Milwaukee tha
early part of last season, is at h's homo in
Cincinnati. Had it riot been for Lrrv
Twitchell, Wetterer would have been nlav
ing with the Brewers, all of last season at 1
least during the time that he was able to kn
bo. While the team was in Grand Raplda
Wetterer had a few words with Twitchell
and he stated at the time that he would not
play ball under Larry if he had to quit the
business. The result was that he kept his
word and he did not play ball again last
year with the Milwaukee team. Hannivan is a
clever shortstop and a strong batter, but at
the same time if Wetterer is a better man
it is good policy to play htm there. Hannivan
IB said to be a heavy batter, which will help
him out considerably.
A recent paragraph commenting on the fact
that Washington seems a good starting place
for prospective managers, brings to mind a
number of ex-Washington players who have
within the past few years risen to the rank of
manager. In addition to Joyce and Rogers,
in the big league, rtnd Donovan and Down.
In the minors are Mack, of Milwaukee; Wil
mot, of Mineapfllis; Jrwin, of Toronto; Shan
non, of Rochester; Dugdale, of Peoria, and
Anderson, of Kbck^prd. Then there are a
few more who Tiave been at least captains.
They Include jfcrtin ' irwin, Paul Hlnes, Jack
Carney, Sandy Griffin, George Tebeau, Jack
Glaseccek and :Cajnpau. As managers, Bar
nie, of Brooklyn, and Ted Sullivan, have also
«een service In, Washington.
President KllMleafhas withdrawn his ob
jections to the approval of Brownie Foreman
with Grand Rapids. Gdenalvin was willing
to turn Foreman , over to the Brewers, but
the Milwaukee clun generously waived all
claims to the eX-Pltt»burg fcwtrler.
The line-up of the Brewers will probably be
as follows: Esper, pitcher; Mack, catcher;
Stafford, first base; 'Delehanty, second base;
Myers, third base; Hannivan, short stop;
Weaver, left flefld; Nicol. or Waldron, center
field; Lippert, rjght field.
Ren. Mulford says: "When Tom Corcoran
and John T. B«ush ; meet in New York it is
a hat full of golden eagles to a pint of crab
apples that the misunderstanding ends and
Corcoran will voice his loy over being able to
play ball in Cincinnati."
McFarland, Dr. Parker and Callahan were
the only pitchers In the Western league last
year who secured more than one shut-out.
They secured two each. Johnston, Phyle and
Fricken were the only St. Paul pitchers that
are in the list.
"Old Hoss" Stafford, the big first baseman
writes to George Rettger that he is
still working with his brother in the
grocery store and that he has not touched
a base ball since the close of last season. How
about high balls?
Louisville is after Catcher Zimmer, of
Cleveland, or Clark, of Baltimore, and Pitcher
Cuppy, of Cleveland. Pullman will go to the
league meeting with a check for $10,000, which
he is willing to expend for players.
It is rumored that Bug Holliday, of Cin
cinnati, may be seen in the Indianapolis out
field this season. This may not come to pass,
however, for it is said that Holliday does not
want to go to the Hoosier town.
Tommy Corcoran, who was traded by Brook
lyn to Cincinnati for George Smith, is hold-
Ing out for more money.
Manager Irwin, of Toronto, has signed
Charles MeGinnis. who pitched for Gait and
Hamilton last year.
Jimmy Wolf, formerly of the Louisville
team, is now driving a hook and ladder truck
in the same city.
Tom Leahy, the Pirates' new catcher, will
receive $1,200 for his next season's work in
fast company.
Louisville is said to have increased its of
fer for. Second Baseman Connor, of Chicago,
to $2,000.
Pitcher Esper has accepted the terms of
the Milwaukee club. He will report at St.
Old Hick Carpenter, once a widely popular
third baseman, is now a Pullman conductor.
Connie Mack does not think the public
will stand for the single coacher system.
Gladiator Pete Browning will probably
play with the Savannah club this season.
The Cincinnati papers are not sure that
Catcher Bill Sohriver will play there.
"Deacon" Ellis will lose Pitcher Brodie.
He has been signed by Youngstown.
Connie Mack has received the signed con
tract of Pitcher Bert Jones.
Pitcher Joe Corbett expects to get into con
dition while training Jim.
Boston is said to have farmed Slagle to
the Western league.
Mlnotr Ring Affairs.
Those speculators on form in boxing
have an interesting morsel of gossip to
chatter over in, comparing the records of
Slavin, Jackson and Hall, and drawing
therefrom a line on the battle of March 17
in Nevada. Slavin was defeated by Jack
son at the London National club after ten
rounds of hard fighting. Hall whipped
Slavin a year later, though Slavin was In
as good form physically as when he met
his Waterloo at the hands of h iff old spar
ring instructor,. Jackson, so Charley Mitch
ell declared. Hall was defeated by Fitz-
Simmons In four rounds. Thus Hall,
whipped by FHisitnmons, beat Slavin In
lees time than the great black, who made
a draw with Corbett.
The largest bets that have been posted in
New York are: Joe Vendig, $1,000 even with
a prominent business merchant that Fitz
simmons will win; Al Smith, $1,000 to $700
wrth a noted physician that Corbett will
win; Dave Pulsifer, $350 to $500 with Barney
Michaels that the fight will last ten rounds;
Teddy Foley, for Shipley, several bets at
$30 to $100 and $70 and $100 that Corbett will
win; Billy Edwarde offers $300 that the
fight won't last six rounds; Abe Daniels
will wager $600 to $1,000 that Corbett will
win In twelve rounds or fewer.
Although there was some talk about an
other match being arranged between Kid
Lavigne, the lightweight champion of the
world, and Kid McPartland, the indications
are that the match will never take place, as
Sam Fltzpatrlck will not allow Lavigne to
meet McPartland again unless Jack Dougher
ty, manager for McPartland, is willing to !
bet $2,500 on the outcome of the contest, j
Dougherty has not as yet become so wealthy,
so there will be no contest between them
until Dougherty can raise his $2,500.
Jimmy Barry, of Chicago, and Jack Ward,
of Newark, who recently defeated Jimmy
Anthony, of Australia, in California, were
matched recently to box twenty rounds at
the American Sporting club In New York
March 1. They will box at 112 pounds.
Sam Fitzpatrick posted $500 with Sam
Austin yesterday to match Kid Lavigne
against anybody in the world at 133 pounds.
He Instructed his backers to cable Eddie
Connolly, who recently fought Dick Burge
a draw, that Lavigne would box him for
the best purse and $2,500.
A special from Carson says: The little
jerkwater road running In and out of tun
nels, through canyons and precipitous cliffs
from Reno, i where It taps the Central Pa
cific, to this point, is putting down rails at
the turns for the sport-freighted trains,
which are expected for the mill. Even the
two conductors, who have for years punched
holes in passenger, tickets over this road,
have been decorated with tin stars, emble
matic of their rank, and indicative of the
austerity of the line as a factor in modern
Down in the vicinity of Atlanta, Ga.,
Fitzsimmons is a strong favorite, and there
Is plenty of money in sight whenever any
odds are offered on Corbett. One man has
wagered $800 to $1,000 that the Australian
bests Corbett in fifteen rounds. Other bets
are: $450 to $500 that Fitz wins; $500 to $1,000
that Fitz wms inside of ten rounds, and $150
to $1,000 that Fitz will put Corbett to sleep
in five rounds or less.
Fitz still clings to his "horseshoe" habit.
He made horseshoes in Salt Lake, Denver,
Colorado Springs and other places en route
to Carson City. Tons of good iron done up
in Fitz's horseshoes are now hanging in
barrooms from one end of the country to
the other. The big shoes that Fitz makes,
gilded and done up in ribbons, make very
pretty ornaments.
Dan Stuart Saturday offered a purse of
$5,000 for a meeting between Peter Maher and
Tom Sharkey in Carson City. Im
mediately after this offer was announced
Tom O'Rourke, manager of the Broadway
Athletic club, offered to put up a purse of
$6,000 for a meeting between these two in
New York. Neither offer has as yet been
Jl& "^ * u 2>2b n£ n <3sPuirtman/ Mr'
Gray, Kisses Bryan, jCftnainick an<3|
Public Announcement of It Regarded
a« Proof That It Will Be Found
LONDON. Feb. 27.— The next move Jn
the Cretan game is anxiously awaited.
According to the news from the con
tinent, the Marquis of Salisbury's pro
posal for the settlement of the difficul
ties is not yet formally indorsed by the
powers. It is believed, however, that it
will be approved, or the premier would
not have made the public announce
ment on the subject which he did in
the house of lords on Thursday last, by
reading the telegraphic instructions
sent to the ambassadors of Great Brit
ain at the courts of the great powers,
outlining the government's policy
towards Crete.
The premier's announcement was
promptly followed by the issue of a
semi-official note from St. Petersburg,
displaying considerable irritation, in
some quarters, apparently against
Great Britain. It began by saying that
Russia, through her minister at Ath
ens, had called upon Greece to with
| draw all her troops and her fleet from
Crete within three days, and it was ac
companied by a statement that to pre
vent an extension of the revolution to
other portions of the Turkish empire,
imperiling the peace of Europe, a stop
must be put to Greece's action, which,
it was stated, is opposed to interna
tional law.
Active communications are still pro
ceeding between the different European
cabinets. The marquis of Salisbury
presided today at a special meeting
of the cabinet at the foreign office.
Whether the solution of the imbroglio
is peaceful or not depends entirely
upon Greece, and the dispatches from
Athens indicate that the feeling in fa
vor of resistance to the powers is still
strong among all classes throughout
Greece, and that a declaration of war
with Turkey would be received with
The latest Greek proposal is said to
be that Greece should administer Crete
as Austria administers Bosnia. But it
seems to be agreed on all sides that
peace can only be maintained by leav
ing Crete part of the Turkish empire.
The marquis of Salisbury's proposals
have been received with favor, not only
by the British, but by most of the con
tinental newspapers. However, in the
meanwhile, military preparations arc
proceeding apace in Turkey and Greece,
while everything is prepared in South
Russia for the transport of a big Rus
sian army to the Balkans, whenever
this step may be deemed necessary.
Telegrams from "Vienna also declare
that Emperor Francis Joseph has haJ
repeated conferences with the Austrian
minister for war, that plans for the
mobilization of Austrian forces on the
Balkan frontier have been drawn up
and that horses are already being pur
! chased for military uses.
According to advices from small Bal
kan states, war preparations are pro
ceeding there secretly, and, in shorr,
all the parties concerned are qulto
prepared for an explosion at any mo
Protest Presented.
ATHENS, Feb. 27.— The legislative cham
ber did not sit today. The opposition con
voked a plenary meeting, at which it was
decided to address a protest to the king de
claring that in the face of this parliamentary
strike, the crown had the right of acting In
order to Impore respect for the constitution.
The protest was presented to the king this
I evening. A decree has been promulgated,
j calling out the Ninety-first and Ninety-sec
ond classes of reserves, owing to the mobil
izing of the Turks.
Trouble In Smyrna.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 27.— Special dis
patches from Smyrna indicate that trouble
has broken out there in consequence of the
attitude of Greek inhabitants. The com
manders of the foreign war vessels are ab
staining from interference in order to al
low the governor a full chance to restore or
■» .
Corbett One of the Few Who Makes
His Car Fare.
"Athletic actors" seem to be on the de
cline, says the Kansas City Times. The stage
has been the Mecca of successful athletes
during the last few years, but now the pub
lic seems to be losing interest in stars of this
class. They will be given credit for their
athletic victories and viewed in much the
same light as a prize pig when placed on
exhibition in the near future.
John L. Sullivan was the first pugilist to
6eek histrionic fame, and made his debut in
"Honest Hearts and Willing Hands." He
was a paying star, but a failure as an actor.
His voice was more suited to a boiler fac
George Hosmer, the Boston oarsman, was
the next "athletic actor." He appeared as
the American a-t tihe Henley regatta in
"The Dark Secret," but was too bashful to
speak his lines.
Ed Hanlan tried and failed, as did Wal
lace Ross, Muldoon had nothing but his
shape to depend on, and did not "elevate"
the stage. Steve Brodie also performed
gracefully in a tough barroom scene, which
would have brought to life a dead hobo.
Fitzsimmons aspired to be an actor, "and
was given a part in a play called "The Au
stralians," but Bob was ungraceful and had
some bad mannerisms. His arms were very
long, and when he was standing erect he
would scratch the calves of his legs with
his fingers, and if the villain going across
the stage came near him Bob was sure to
step back quickly, duck his head and make
a feint with his left.
It Is said the first night Bob went on the
stage to play his part he had to sipeak a
soliloquy of a dozen lines or so. He made
his entrance, opened his mouth, but not a
word would come forth, for he was frozen
deep. He began to hack and cough, with
first one hand to his mouth and then the
other, for fully half a minute, when one of
the actors walked up to him, gave him his
cue and made his exit on the opposite side
of the stage. Bob finished the speech, and
as he came off the stage he said to his man
ager: "Hully gee! I came near choking to
Next came James J. Corbett. the cham
pion pugilist. Corbett made his debut In the
title role of a play called "Gentleman Jack."
He makes up well, but lacks Intensity; his
voice has neither quantity nor quality.
At the first performance of the play" before
an audience, after much coaching and prep
aration, he gave the wrong arm to the lead-
Ing lady, thereby placing her on the up
stage side, and in making their exit he
stumbled over a mat and came near falling;
Then, after, when ho appeared in the bag
punching scene, a "gallery god" cried out:
"Good boy, Jim! you look more at home
Yanderhilt'M New Colors.
W. K. Vanderbllt has registered with th»
French Jockey club for his colors, white
jacket, white and black hoops on sk-eves and
white cap. Mr. VanderbiK will not this year
have any horses '.n training of his own breed
ing, for his thoroughbreds now in France are
a stailion and soms brood mares with their
yearlings. He purchased of Pierre Lorilard
sixteen mares, and sent them to France in
1£95, and It is said thirteen of them had foals
in 1596, which are now yearlings.
The way my neighbor's daughter sings
Would make one tear his hair;
Yet I suppose she has the right
Because she rents the air.
— Judge.
YOUfl "BEST" GlflL
The Way You Treated Her Once—
How »o Yon Treat Her Nowf
Those were happy days.
Courting days!
Love is a lightning that never really
strikes a man but once. It may graze
him a second time or a third, but it
doesn't really get into his vitals but
that once. After that it may scorch
him a little here and there, but he only
gets "done a nice, crisp brown" just
once. You can't cook the same bird a
second time — you may "warm it over,"
but that isn't really cooking, either in
kitchen or courtship.
Do you remember the days when you
courted her? Do you remember the old
trysting places?
Were you one of the good boys who
used to really take her to church and
sit beside her there and thrill thrills
every time her skirts rustled, and build
air castles about the future while the
preacher's voice sounded like an echo
talking to somebody way-off in the
next county?
Or were you one of the naughty boys
who didn't go into the church, but hung
around the outside, and then, at the
benediction, made a wild dash for the
door and crooked your elbow as she
came down the church steps. And if
she was graciously pleased to take it,
didn't you walk home with her with
your pompadour fairly sweeping the
star-dust from the milky-way? Didn't
you lop, and 101 l and hang on that
front gate until her pa gave up mend
ing it in despair, and let it fall off the
hinges, never to be replaced until after
that dizzy, all-mixed-up day when you
were married?
What kind of a vehicle was in your
courtship? There always is a vehicle
of some kind — a buggy or a boat, or
just a sled to coast on in winter.
If it was a sled do you remember
how careful you were to hold her on as
you went spinning down the snow
clad hills? And how you put your arm
around her to keep her from slipping
on the way up again?
If it was a buggy, do you remember
how the old horse used to saunter up
and down the green-walled lanes, stop
ping now and then to nibble at th«
hedges or reach up and pull a tender
twig from an overhanging tree? For,
although it was summer, you were so
afraid she would catch cold, that you
had to hold her cloak on with both
The stars do not shine as bright
nowadays, and there isn't anything
like as many.
Maybe it was a boat. An old. water
soaked, water-logged craft, with mil
dewed planks turning green. The oars
were heavy and clumsy and made big
blood blisters on your palms, but what
did you care, when you were showing
her how strong and what a skillful
oarsman you were? And you pulled
up-stream early in the evening, on tile
shallow side under the long point where
the current wasn't strong. When the
stars began to peep out here and there
and the only trace of the departed day
was just a faint shadow of aurora
borealis in the west, you pulled across
the river into the bend where the cur
rent ran strong under the high banks.
The moon came out and danced across
the rippling waters and in just one
place made a long lane of milky light
clear to the other shore. The over
hanging cotton-wood trees shed fleecy
cotton balls that softly fell with long,
graceful sweeps to and fro, and at last
littered the surface of the lapping wa
ter like a fall of summer snow. Wasn't
the current in the bend so swift that
you found it unnecessary to row? You
took an oar and sat in the stern besick
her. The seat was so small that it was
a beautifully snug fit. And then she
took the oar and tried to guide the
boat. And you had to put your arm
clear around her to reach that oar and
help her guide for fear she'd run the
boat into a bank of soft sand and sink.
At last, when the landing-place was
reached, how carefully you helped her
ashore. How frightened you were lest
she'd get just one splash of water on
those dainty little boots!
Are you as careful — are you as
thoughtful of her now— as in the old
days of sled and boat riding? Do you
ever stop to think of her health now
that she is your wife and the mother
of your babes?
Do you know that seven women out
of every ten suffer from weakness or
disease of the delicate organs that
make wifehood and motherhood pos
sible? Do you know that their suf
ferings steal the graceful spring from
their carriage, the enchanting curves
from their figures, the color from their
cheeks and the love-light from their
eyes? Do you know that these condi
tions, if neglected, condemn the mother
to an untimely lea.th, and her babes
to sickness and suffering? Do you
know that there is a safe and unfail
ing remedy for all troubles of this
description within the reach of ail?
There is. It is Dr. Pierces Favorite
Prescription. It acts directly on the
delicate and important organs con
cerned. It imparts to them the tone,
vigor and elasticity that rob maternity
of its dangers and its terrors. It cures
all functional and organic disorders
of the organs, and with them all sym
pathetic manifestations Tike neuralgia,
hysteria, spasms, chorea, St. Vitus'p
dance, nervous prostration, despond
ency and irritability.
i Taken during the period preceding
maternity it banishes the usual dis
comforts and makcb baby's coming
safe 1 , easy and comparatively painless.
It insures robust children. It restores
the vivacity of manner, the sprightli
ne&s, the vigor, the color of cheek and
love-light of the eye of girlhood.
A man who observes and "wi' ob
servation thinks" knows that women
•Judder at the thought of "the embar
rassing "examinations" upon which
nearly all doctors insist. Rather than
undergo these they suffer in silence.
The husband should interfere with hig
knowledge that these examinations are
very generally unnecessary, He should
send for Dr. Pieroe's Common Sense
Medical Adviser. It doesn't cost a cent
now— it used to cost $1.50 a copy. It
contains 1008 pages and over 300 illus
trations. It tells a woman all about
herself and how to treat herself. It
tells how to care for and treat the child
ren. For a paper-covered copy send 21
one-cent stamps to cover cost of mail
ing only, to the World's Dispensary
Medical Association, Buffalo, N Y«
French cloth binding 10 cents more.
The "Favorite Presort pti on" is for sale
by all competent druggists— and those
who are honest will not try to get you
to take some Inferior substitute.
In a letter to Dr. Pierce, Mr. C. A.
McDonald, of No. 123 N. Chestnut St..
Los Angeles, Cal., says: "At Junction
City, on the Oregon and California,
R. R., I became acquainted with W. C,
Lee, M. D., an old practitioner. He
stated that he was a college chum o£
yours, but that you went to Europe to
the best hospitals, while he commenced
practice; that for thirty years you
were considered one of the leading
physicians in. N. Y. State, and he con-
sidered your remedies as better than all
others, and prescribed them daily in
his practice. On the strength of this
commendation I tried your 'Favorite
Prescription' and the 'Pellets' in my
family. The 'Favorite Prescription' has
acted like magic in cases of irregular
and painful monthly periods, a few,
doses only being necessary to restora
the natural function. The "Pellets'
have proven an infallible cure for sick;
and bilious headache." ,
"For years I had been failing in
health and kept getting worse and mora
nervous aJI the. time," writes Mrs.
Annie Dulan, of East Stroudsburg,
Monroe Co., Pa. "I doctored with two
different doctors and they told me that
my system was run down and my
nerves were weak. I had ulcers of the
uterus which were so painful at times
that I was afraid that they must be
cancers. Indeed I felt discouraged
with the treatment, and I did not get
any better until my nurse advised me
to write to you and I did so.
"In May I commenced taking your
'Golden Medical Discovery' and 'Fa
vorite Prescription' and followed your
advice as closely as I could. I took
twelve bottles in all, six of each.
Thanks to God and the light kind of
medicine, I feel myself cured and a
well woman. I have no bad feeling
whatever and can do the work for a
family of eight, and feel better than
I have for years."
"I had suffered untold misery* for a
number of years, with ovarian trouble,
an exhausting drain, constipation,
painful periods and other annoying
troubles," writes Mrs. Annie James, of
No. 27 Seventh street, Memphis. S'nelby.
ccunty, Term. "Thank God, my health
has been fully restored and I can glad
ly say I am a well woman today. I
used six or seven bottles of your 'Fa
vorite Prescription," and also used the
lotion which you advised in the 'Com.- '
mon Sense Medical Adviser.' "
"I have taken three bottles of 'Fa~
vorite Prescription.' " writes Mrs.
Laura B. Chamberlain, of Estes, Pike
Co., Mo., "two before confinement and;
one after. I feel that the medicine was
all that saved my life. I was not ablaj
to do any work, could only sit up part i
of the day when I began to take it. I !
had only taken a few doses when I be
gan to improve. I have a ten-pound
boy. Got through in a few minutes,
and with but very little suffering. Ba'oy
is seven weeks old, and I feel stouter
and better than I have in four years.
I heartily recommend Dr. Pierces Fa*
vorite Prescription to all women In
such cases."
"I wish to express my thanks to you j
for the good I have received from Or. .
Pierces Favorite Prescription." writes
Mrs. E. Scovill, of Bolton. Stephenson
Co., Ills. "I have used it at different
times for the last eight years, but the
greatest good was received by It last
winter. I think it is the best medicina j
in the world for expectant mothers. \\
never tried it for that until with my
last baby. I had seen what it had
done for other women. I had been so'
very bad, almost helpless, could not
get out of bed alone, or even turn over.
Last December I commenced taking!
your 'Favorite Prescription.' and could
get in and out of bed as well as at any
time, and on March 29th I gave birth
to an eleven-pound boy without pain, f
and have since been as well an<J
healthy as I ever was. I wish every j
mother could try Doctor Pierces Fa
vorite Prescription at such times. I
thing it is a splendid medicine for fe
male complaints. I feel that I can not.
praise Dr. Pierce and his medicine
Anxner Was All Ut^lit. bnt the Qm »*
(inn \\ n.sti't.
One of the district school trustees was
a crank on the subject of fire, and' '■
when he called around with the exam
ining board he always confined his re
marks to a question addressed to tlia
pupils as to what they would do i:i caso
the building, should catch fire.
The teacher was acquainted with hl3
hobby so she prompted her scholars as
tQ.the answer they should give when he
arose to propound his accustomed in
When the board called, however,
this particular trustee, perhaps froni
a desire to emulat* his associates in
their addresses, rose and said:
"You boys and g'fls have paid such,
nice attention to Mr. Jones' remarks,
I wonder what you would do if i werq
to make you a'' little- speech?"
Quick' as thought a hundred -Voices
piped in unison: *■
"Ftfrm a line,,.. ; and march down
stairs."— Detroit Free Press.

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