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Ships, Men and Money Uncle Sam's Strength. . Congress Aulhorizs Vast Ad ditions for New Battleships The Maine to Be Re placedMarines Also Being Inlisted Under Special Or dersState of War Exists All Along Our South At lantic Coast Aovements Of Our Warships. Th navy ietr1mnt ha now reason to mIIt I tut it hoe wurd th (wo war jeMp. Amman and her outer ship, now IndUinc In Mngland for Ilrssll. It aa atated al Mm eaMnat mooting by Beer tary linn that th naval attach at Ion rton. IJMiltnnnt Coiwetl, had almost com puted tire negotiation for th purr he.. He far. however, th final notification (ruin fctia that hi offer hu been acepied haa Ml jft rearhej the mivy department, Autliirlic Three Nr Hlllpi, Thre bttl"hlp of the ktanclteat lyp afloat were authorise,) by tha liotiao loraroltlr on naval affair gaturriny, and a ptttrlalon for their ronatructlon wna In atrlMi the naval appropriation bill At th aim time, tha committee agreed on a maihflum price of $W0 por ton for nr no plata for our veea. Iti'-r.. I Hi Tore of naval marine by 171 turn anil put mutter. In fair hap for i decision to .morrow on th location of dry doi ka, TtobiMy four In numlH-r. capable of ae oaiotelatlng the lrget alsei w.ir vea via. Tha committee waa in innii prac tically all day and before thn decUlon on tha tnrreaae of ahlpa wia rearhej titer was a long ami Interentlng discuxlon ltprrnlallv Ta. while fatming nil liter-ease, believed I wo veeeel would b ample, and that further eipendltur be 7d III imlnt of nclty ahould be amldad. Representative taudanTigr of Mew Jersey protested that If tha strength at tha navy was to ba tncrra-! at all It aheuld ba to tha aslant of threo new t,aMlt, built and turn.! to meet any ves aat afloat. Ifawlry Vfanl Una UrnUrr. Jtepreieutatlv llnwley of Txn . icved that a erulurr b substituted for run of tba battleship, but subsequently with draw ih motion. Whan lh von wna tak n tharw wna but on disarming voir. Mr. Tate IntUlMl that two biltloHhtp would THU ORDER NOW OFTEN I'OffOM AND M)AD"-A rilAUClK OK THIS KIND WIIKN I'ltOl'BIU.Y DIRRCTRD Wll.L 1II.OW UP ANY WAIIBMIP. be Minalant la m"-t prcmut i eed. The new warshlpe priwlcl r h will t,e f th Rneat pattern. It will ! t j -ar, douMhM, before they an ' placd in nm Will lie Snmnl the Maine. On al them, tha ominlii derided, a'heaht bear ih nam of tho Ill-fated Maine. Th appropriation for their con IrtteihHi a not Iliad, belli; referred to the ewhemnmlttee nn ,ipprjprltion.Hl.irh will rrtrt to th full commit 'ee lo-n.or row. The root, It la f.pftd. will ba about IVOSe W) eaoh, thouah (or tha liral yr eovried la the bill the amount of ex Saadlttir may not exoeed tl.o,aMt each, a Important queatlon waa ratad a to helhr lh expenditure far th new ebliM ibauld ba defrayed out of tha U0. - eater xn y bill, but thl eubjoot waa paiaed over The rMMlttea alau agreed on a previa tea aulhertelmc the ecrtary of tho navy la puratiaee armor plat, by contract er tdberwttvr, al a ' ot of not exceeding tWi letr Ion. Thl wa agreed lo, however, only ue the expreaa provlo that the item tnetttd the nickel uaed In the armor, for whhrh a Urx aulalda prri-antitR hereto tier ha bean paid by the i;overnmni. Thl Hmlt ef armor contract prlra haa Va taworally aplrt and, with the ex cptilt ef the Inaertlon of the provleo a U ntekH. met with little apaneltion In the dlaeaaalon. luereei NHinber of Marine, Oh th meet Important feature of tb walk an the bill waa an agreement an aa apafvprlatlon of IK0 for outfitting. retUfrffHt and uniforming IT! additional Ktten. Tht Incr.a In th natal f jr e wa mad the aube-i of a aprl and ur ci r)ut aeiii to th huuae after the MbmtatB of the regular r 'loimcnda tWa. The queatlon of ' aliltinnient of pew dry doc he went over I Hon ! rrervw It waa thoroughly Ulx uenad to elay. and tha outluoh I lhat four new dry do. would be autharttad. tu on th A Hint I eoaat on on the Panne cmii arid anather on the gulf If the preeent eipewMllan are matertallied to-morrow lfie aWka Will l-e cuihorld to be eM tfuelael it Hotn Ma . Algler. Now thUap. alare laland. Cal . ad League UamlTr'tilladelphia Ur4a un lutMrnHM TolaL VVVh the amount to ha paid (or dry MI aad for armor plt In the aggre gate rwt yet dctermlMgat tieSt 1411 a It ibW earrte in all eonielhtng Ilk fM -t9fHk wkl'h hoe.trr wilt be lrsei attgtMM4 t. ii ..thrr item Mapti prgctvaa h i.n made with the bill M It t Ik. i, m wii m hape ta re Ht tb l.i.u.. Uonda or Twaaulay. TH All l I'ruetlee :eonnniy. gnawtary l-onr; haa dt. ntHnad lhat tha aboli i. t, waitefni aKtra-.agan. eg Ma dpnm nt la ih exwcntliur or Wt IWd anerouly provided by roi, gtca. aad i thla end he haa addreaeed t rllawi' irtir lo ih aealkiaiif a, letarr ef th naty ta 4KI command' IS IN. FIGHTING TRIM ant of tha marina corps, ami te eeh of tha bureau chief ef tha navy department : "Htr-l!ndr tha emergency a pfro ela tion of im.tm.m mad Wednesday yon will Incur no expen or liability eseept nftar written statement and estimate rna.le by you and approved by tb prel- dnt and ereiry, all In writing. A pwetal record muat bo kept of every such requisition. If any suoh liability or i penn ha been Itinirrwl by you by oral illrarllon maha aurh written utalement and eailmate and aubmlt It at onoa lur ntfct, approval, "fty ordar of tho prealdetit. "Very rcfipOTirHll. "JOHtt I). IAMQ, Bee'y. Hlf Item for tlarnegle. Uautettant Stone, repraaatitallve of tha Cnrtieale flteel Company, wai al tha navy daiartmaHt In onnfarenoo with tha mil rial roapaetlnK tha naval work In proa- The tormHlo flolllln at Key Wml will Man ba ro-anforcotl by two tine bom which hova been under repair. The Wlnalow aaltad this morning from Charlaaion for Kay Waal and the I'ooi from Norfolk (or thn ame. Tha eornmnmlant of the Mara Inland navy yard reported that the rmlfer Mo litran had aaltod wild liar rarso of m muHltlon. whkh ah wilt tranahlp at lion olulu to the llaltlmaro for tha Ala'i aquadron. The naval oltlrer who are en donvorlnt; to affarl the pur lm- of h abroad have anrounteretl nn obatarle ht prollllae 10 KlVB aome Irnuhle Thl I founil In tha difference beiw.-en the rall lier of the Runa motinleit on foreign built ahlpa and tha I'nltetl Hlotea navy aland nrda Not only do theae jfUlia illffer In alt -Iter from our own In. meat , but n they are almoat nil dralwned for the tioe uf amokelea powder their combustion rhum her are too amnll to uaa thu ordinary brown powder with which tha Ameil un navy I atlll auppllcd. Mint liny I'mrdrr Abrmtd. Thl obatarl la aarloua, but not Inaur mniintahl. It will require the pro. ure nir.it In Europe of a btma nuantlty of am- I mimltlon In eperlal alt for theae hlp. a It would rulre a ood deal of time for our dameatle nmtiuitiltlon maker to ; rhNHK their plHnta and make tha apeWal I lje rommnnder Wlfllnm II. Hmary haa volunteer hi to eommund the auxiliary crulr Ht. txul In tint event of that ve el' lmprement Into the naval rvlr. and ha will be ordered to Join tier be fore her departure from New York next Wetlnraday, In a capacity almllar to that which rauied Cemnunder llrownnon t o all on the Ht. J'aul. Commander ISmery ha alrelel an hi Immvdlata ataff I.leu tenant Nathan HarKPtit a oxevutlve oltl rer. at preaent monler o( the board of tnrllon and aurvey of the ilavy depart mant, and Lieutenant Trunk I'. tnl'hr HEARD ON OUR WARSHir'9. I n navigator, now an duty at the torpedo i aiallon at Newport. Slay Arm Wliulrhnrbi. Captain Alexander Mrluugall of the American Steel I large Company at I'u luth haa received a telegram from a Mut ant Secretary ltoooevelt of the navy de partment, aaklng hi opinion aa in the (naalblllly of converting whuleback tvam- i era Into veaeela of war. Tha captain ay. however, that there l i not much probability of the government taking any, ne It uould require tout time lo get many of the larger type through the Wetland canal. Captain MeUougall aya ho haa a plan now whereby b think he can attain greater peed with the whalebark type, which might muke th veei of aside from defending a harbor He aug goat a ileal ram and two turret aa rqul alle change far war purpo. I'lirrlgn tVurthlpt Neisled, Kpaaklng of th poaelblllty of the Unite,! Htntea obtaining naval veaeel abroa.l. John I'latt of Thorp. Ilalt A i'o , of New Turk. AmerP an reprvfeniaiive ot John I I Thornyrraft A Co. of i'htwlck. Kng , land, one of the large! conitru.-tor of lerpeoo ooaia ana iorpao i.m uctniera In Ureal Mrllaln, aabl : ' I have )ut r. turned from Waahlnglon and t waa assur ed thai this government deelree mtw more than any ejther clM of veaa a fleet of torpedo boat destroyer, and. had It been conaKeeed practical by Ih navy Depart ment to have ih boat built In tlnglem!. tha Thorarcraft company would have by WHAT MAY LOWKRINU A wot; DED MAN TO thl time Iteaun work on teveral veil of Die Thnrnyeraft type (er u here. Act ing ttMn ugnrtlon received In Wash ington, however, I have noneullrd mem ber of three er four ahlpbulldlnit ooneorn In thl country relative to the qulek eon itruotlon of veela of tha Thornyarad tyw. I have been aurd by them that, with the detailed working plan of the veaaeli in their oelon and under an ordinary commercial contract-that I, a contract free from all unneaeaiary ltd tape Ihey could collectively oomplot. by warklwr nlnht ami day, a fleet of ten ueh vel within evn month. Th repre sentative of one firm atired ma that It could end out th tlrt veel wllliln i'x month. I am author! ted by rafale by thl Thornyrraft company to offer lo dlp of complete plana of the Thernyeraft v e lo thl Rovernment nt practically a moment' notice. The vel are 210 (eel TIIK V PBUANOA. (Onn of tlio Now Wnrnhlp Slatwl (or I'urchnio by tho f'nltoil StattM.) Ions and Til Ion dUplarrment, moilntln; (our li-Kiuinler i ninl one thlrtcnn-potind r, nnd equal to thirty knot. They are oonnldnrcl the moil Urcofi type of torpedo boat drelroyer aver oonatruetnd. Knnland haa already about lxty of them ami other hulldlin und Thornyerad & Co. are eonatructliiir a number of them (or Germany nnd Japan. Tho plan of lhl type of vce can be obtained from the Chliwlek yard within three day, and 1 have every reanou to bnllavo that thl uovornment will order them," A Magnetic Inland, A mnitt iilieminiiiniil laliitul Is that of llnrnhohn. In the lliilllc, hotoiiGltiK tu tha kliiRdom or I)ntmirk. It la fa mniig fnr I la rmIorIchI peuullitrltlw), coiulitlng na It iloeg nlinoit mitlro'.y of tnagnetltr, ami lla niHKiiallr lolliieiico la nnt only very well known to tho navigator of tho water, tint nlao much fcnrcil by them, on account of tt In'ltK'iKo nn the mggtietlr neatllait, which tnako tho at err I eg of a ghlp correctly u matter of much dutifully. ',n fart, t iIh intl'ier.ic la felt cvpt at a illtanre of mile, and go palpably that, nn thi lalaml being nlgbteU by murlnrra nn the Ilaltlr, they nt oneo illarontlniio atrerlttK their ecu ma by the iicriilr, ami turn. Inatamt, to tho wall-known llglithoiiMa anil other holdn to direct thwlr craft. Hetweeu Uoriihohn and tha inalnluntl thern Is atao bank of rock tinitur water, wliloh i vary itntiRarous lo unvlifutloti, gntl bacu of Its btfltiK coualuntly nub- Till! rrU JSKIt PllII.AllKI.l'IIIA. (Ordered to Join the South Atlantic Squadron The If test Armored Vessel in the World.) merged, vesaola havo been fre quently wrMkatl at that (mint. Tha IMerullar fact In this rnsa Is that the magnotie Influence of thla or hank Is so powerful that f magnetic needle suspended freely In a boat ovr Uie bank will point down, and, If nut dleturbwl, will remain in a perfectly perpendicular Una. HAPPEN. I 1 Hi: 8H K I1AY ON A MAN-OF-WAR. WILL FREE CUBA. rretldeni lfeKlnley It Now rraparlng ta Intervene. Chicago, III., March 14, A Wanning, ton dlipaloh way: Tho end ot Cuba's woos scorns near, and that without war. President MoKlnley Is prcparlns to In tervene, perhaps within two week, for Uie purpose at restoring order In Cubn and saving the many thousands ot hu man lives now endangered. The governments of Hurnpo aro exer cising & restraining hand upon Spain to prevent her committing n breach of the world's peaco nnd to Induce her to necep. the Insvltablo 'without resort to force. Tho auditor of Spain, who are In a. largo measure responsible for this dip. tomatla pressure oxerted by their gov ornments. havo directly warned Hpaln she must not make war with Amorlea, and that It sho does raako war tho mon ey to carry on operations must come from tho people of Spain and not from them. The world has come to the same con ilulnn as that which tho people ot the United State havo readied, that it Is time to put a stop to Spain's vnln ef forts to reassert her rulo In Cuba and to the horrors which havo grown out ot that futile endeavor. The world has oome to tho conclusion moreover, that In tho desperation ot her bankruptcy and decay Spain must not be permitted to destroy tho world's pence. At this very moment quiet, secrotlvo but none tho less effoetlvo diplomatic pressure I being brought to bear upon (he government at Madrid to Induce It to accept the Inevitable without use less and destructive war. Thle pressure Is now bolng exerted through tho various ambassadors at Madrid. France Is taking the lead through M. Patenotre, and Great Drlt aln Is not far behind. The represent atlvM ot Itustila and Germany are co operating. Tho effect I already obvious. Spain Is cooling down. Her statesmen, who may bo said to be as nbto as the public men ot any country, perceive the forco ot the argument uned by thu representa tives of tho poworn. War with America Is worsu than useless If Spain cau en dure tho Iohs ot Cuba without revolu tion In tho peninsula. Even a poucotul loss ot tho colony will bo more easily ondurcd than the bitterness, tho savag ery, tho despair, tho violence that lire sure to follow in the wake ot a disas trous war. rifctlng Plain. Washington, March 14. Tho govern ui out Is perfecting plana to mako the movements of troop to the const de fenses, oidcrs for which was Issued by the war department on Friday und pub lished nt thnt tltnn. A ennfereuecu wns hold hero yesterday by representatives of Uie following railroads lo arrange , for tho transportation of light art!! ' leryman and their accoutrements. Tito Atlantic Coast line, the Southern rail road, tho Seaboard Air Litis and the cbMapeuliv and Ohio. It was slated ' that compauled ot artillerymen ounslat j Ing ot about sixty men each would bo trutuferrwl from Kortra Monroe to j tho folowlng points: Fort Caswell, on I tho Capo Kear river, Co.; to Tybw, nonr Savannah; to Kurt Morgan, noar Mo , bile, and to Sheridan's Point, on the l'o- louiac. 1 It was stated also, that a company ' would bo moved from Fort Mcllenry, ! Ilaltlmoro, tu some tiolnl on the Dolu ' ware river, near Philadelphia. The coverntnent wanted, It was declared, tho arrangements purfoctod by to-day or to morrow ut tho lultMt No bids have boon asked for regarding the transportation of heavy guns, aud It Is understood that the men wore to bo carried to the dlf 1 (went points simply to man tho. butter ies. It Is not known when tho con templated changes will tako place. Itine In Talineii. Nashville, Tenu., March 14. Por Im mediate nee. It required In arming vol unteers, there are now stored In the government arsenal at Columbia, Tcnn., 14,000 first-class Springfield rifle, and 00,000 rounds ot ammunition. There are also two galling guns, tour fluid plocoa and four mortars, with a plenti ful supply ut ammunition. The work shops and machine shops oan be put in running order la a very short time. From nearly every county In, middle TennotMVD Information ot volunteers to reullsUueut Is received dally. Hi 'rmll Uucillon. South MeAlMter, 1. T.. March 14. In his charge to the grand Jury at Wag oner. Judge Springer declared his posi tion on the porrnlt question. He laid It down as his Judicial opinion that there Is no provision for the enforcement of the criminal laws of the Cherokee nation in tha United Utnte oouru. He charted the grand jury not to iHdlet anyone for breaking any tribal law as lie saw no way to prosecute such Ui In dictment wheu found. Th luua Arrld. Key Wast, 11a., Marsh 14. The bat tleahlp Iowa arrived from tho TerlMgas yesterday morning and U nnehwod off i here. Hie Torpedo beat Uupoit Balled 1 yesterday morning with wall awl dla- I ttawhea from the tlaat at Turlugtu. 8hs will ralleve tho torpedo boat Vurtor. now UttueTortugsa. Ttia torjxdo boat Portar i has arrived from the Tortuga. 'Hi Is has beta the must quiet day In Key West since the day followlug the Maine ox plosion. Court of Inquiry. Havana, March 14. Tho court of !m qulry did a good deal ot work yester day, examining Knslgn I'owellson and such dlvero of tho wrecking company as have been Investigating tho wreck. It was said yesterday these divers havo been released from further work ot this kind, nnd Instructed to pursuo their labors under tho wrecking contract. Tho court will havo tho services of tho naval divers as heretofore, nnd, If necessary, can call again upon tha civ ilian dlvets. It Is thought lhat the court will close Its tabors hero during tho present week, nnd will probably ex amino some -of the survivors of tho Maine nt Key West. This rumor, how ever. Is not offlclnlly verified, the mem bora of the court Insisting Hint they can fix no dato for thn conclusion ot their sessions or their departuro from Havana. Kverythlng Indicates that the distri bution of relief stores sent fiom tfie United States will go forward hereafter tnoro speedily and effectively, attaining better results than ovor before. Whtlo muoh good has been done, and no ques tion ralssd ns to honesty of Intention, there Is no doubt room for Improve ment. Mnttora appear to have reached a crisis In Matantas Saturday, where thore was a want of proper preparation oa tho part of certain relief agents ap pointed from Havana, nnd whore, In view of the large dnlly average ot deaths, It wns felt that greater dispatch should have been usrd in delivering supplied and in Arranging to havo thorn properly cooked. Uut this Is now assured. DURNED TO DEATH. KITn Men I'arUh In Ih Ham In New York C'lly. New York, Morch 14. Woven men porlshcd by flro In tho llowory mission at 10S Howory, curly yesterday morn ing. Tho bodies woro icoovercd, but so disfigured as In mako Identification In most casos Impossible. The only body positively Identified Is thnt cf John Koran ot Stapleton, Staten Island, a machinist, 28 years old. Av.othor body la thought to bo that of William McDormolt ut llrooklyn, a palntor, 24 yoars old, Thu register ot tho lodging house docs not aid In tho Investigation, for Bowery lodgers ns often as not register under nsstitned names. Now York, March 14. A thorough search, pi IhejirjjjnJsfjLBJLJioiLllowiiryt. which were partially destroyed by flro at an early hour yesterday morning, discloses the fact that olevsn persons were burned to death. No. -105 Bowery is ono-of -tho boat known lodging houses on thut tbor otighfaro. It Is called tho Uowury Mis sion lodging hntiHo, und Ih conducted by tho Christian Herald. Tho four upper rooms woro fitted up as u cheap lodging linttio with nccoinmodntlous for 160 males. Saturday night nlmmit ovory bed was occupied. At 1:30 o'clock yewtordny morning one of the lodgers dlooovored (lames coming from a wash room on thu third lloor, but before he had time tn hIhbiii the house the lire was noticed by paasura-by on the street Uy this time the tinmen had oaten fielr way to the top ot the building and were burst ing through the roof. When the alarm waa given and tho Inmates aroused n wild scone of ex citement ensued. Many of the lodgors became panic-stricken. They rushed Into the hallways and fell ovor onoh other In tholr efforts to roach tho street. Those on tho lower floors got to tho street safely by tho stairways, whllo thoso on the upper floor groped their way through thu blinding smoke to tho motal llro nscapo In front ot tho building. Tho mnjnrlty of them only saved portions of their clothing, while several ot them wero nakod. Thoso who mndo their way to tho streets by the Are escapes woro superflolally burned by the excessive heat of the Iron ladders, which In many places had become red-hot from the flames within. After tho flro had been extinguished sufficiently so that a search of tho placo was possible, the police and firemen ea- tored the building and the work ot searching for tho victims was begun. So many bodies were found In the early stngou of thn seatoh that it was es timated that over forty persons must have been killed. However, the offi cers fortunately overestimated the loss of life, only eleven bodies In all being found. Tragedy la Mlnlttlppl. Charleston, Miss., March 14. Copt Ilube Davis was shot and killed at Pay. Has, five ntllea south ot here Saturday evening by his son-in-law, Josse Don man. Trouble grew uut of Davis' III tieatment of hi wire. Saturday young Dentusn went to Davis' house and told him he must leave, whleh ho did, but armed himself nnd returned. He shut at Den man, who returned the fire, and Davis fell dead. An Inquest was held and tho Jury decided the killing juitlll able, lloth men aro well known. France, It It aald, Intends tu ooeupy Irt Chan, In the Quang Tung peninsu la, noar Han Nan, as a naval laic, !larthiuak In the Jiatl, Chlaago, III., March 14. A special from Tueema, Wash., says: An earth quake has destroyed the town of Am bolna. capital ef Ambolna Island, ena ot the Maliiccu group. Late in January according to meager details received nt Hongkong a frightful earthquake oc curred, without the usual pr seed Ing rumbling!. A great crack opened In the earth and many heuses were swal lowed Iwfore the occupants could get out. Hundreds ot natives wero killed and M0 Injured. Some died c4 fright HOME. Written Tnnyiin' Tribute In Iter Twcnty-Heven Year Ago. Mr, aindetono recently colobrntrvf hor 80th birthday, nnd every ono wish- I od her nil possible happiness, aays the Ijondon Chronicle. She has boon a veritable "angel In tho house" nnd hor loving earo for her distinguished litis-4 band linn passed Into a proverb. Mrs. (HadJtono'g vltnllty Is marvelous nnl sho preserve's" ns nctlve an Interest In k hor many philanthropic works as of old. Tho eldest daughter of Sir Stol en niynne, Catharine fllynne and her sister attracted great admiration when they appeared In London society. Whon tho (llynnes were an the continent In I lsao they mot vor frequently Mr. (Hail stone, who was oven then n notable politician, having nlroady filled thn of- flee of under secretary for tho colonies and also that of vice-president ot tho board of trade. Mr. Olsdstono's clos tst friend, Lord I.yttleton. had made as favorable an Impression on tho young er Miss fllynno ns Mr. Oladstono had msdo on her oldest sister, with tho re sult that all fnshlnnnble London was shortly after this visit to Italy inter ested to hear of the bothrothal of tho two young politicians to tho two love ly sisters. The weddings took placo an the same day, July 2B, 18S0. Mrs. (lladstono's good works began nt a peri od whon It was not so fnahlonablit as to-dny for gentlowdmon to frequent tho v slums. Intent on ameliorating Urn con dition of the poor. Sho was especially busy at Uie tlmo of n devnstat'ng epi demic which scourged the oast end ot London many yoars ago. and she was vory frequently n visitor to the Ijndon hospital. Many a poor convalescent hns had reason tu Ideas tho nnmo ot Mrs. (Hailstone In connection with tho I homo whleh boars her nnmo. At Ha warden ono sees at once how large a part phllonthrophy plays In Mrs. Glad stone's beneficent life. There Is hor boys' home cloaa to tho ensile and not far from It Is tho homo In which some old ladles are. thanks to her kindness, spending tho ovonlng of their days In paaes. Tennyron's words will find ocho In many a heart to-day: "One could not but fool humbled In tho prosenco of those whoso llo wns evidently ono long solf-Bncrlflcc, and. one would hope, quickened to more of It In one's own life. Mrs. Gladstone wears herself nut by all hor hospital work In addition to tho work of a prime mutator's wife." Thnt trlbuto was written twonty-sevesfliji years ngqnntL.Mjra,-(lladtfono Is still nbol to onjoy fairly good health In hor old ago. TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE. One Will He Keen by I In. Proiile nt MRS. OLADSTONB AT America un .May UH, limn. The peoplo of Amerlpn will have a very unusual chnneo to see n tnlnl solar eclipse right iiero nt homo on May 21. 1800. Astronomers are even now study ing thn motoorologlcnl table for past years In order to find the localities ft promlglng elonrest skies, aays the Washington Post. The 1 1 no of totality Drat touches the continent on the Pari lie const In Mexico, north of Pap ( rlentes, pursuing a northeast rotiri", leaving Mexico nt the mouth ot the Lin Orauda. rrooslng the gulf of Mexico and entering the United States at Atchafu layn hay, uiulslana. The breadth of the line Is about fifty miles. The ecllpao will he total nt Now Orleans nt about 8:M a. m Washington tlmo. Tho w eclipse will be visible In Macon. Hal- T ulgh, Norfolk and Intermediate and neighboring points. Crossing tho ocean the land first touched Is noar the port ot Calmbra, Spain, puBelng southeast across sotithorn'Kuiopo and tho Medi terranean sen. Thus nil the astrono mers In both hemispheres will bo with in easy dlstanco and with every facl. Ity for using any amount of Instrumen tal equipment. Tho greatest duration will be two minutes, nine seconds, about the mlddlo ot tho Atlantic ocean. No Nrgro In Mouth Africa. Tho word "nogro" la not hoard la South Afrloa excepting ns a term of opprobrium. Over nnd ovor' again have Afrikander Hugllshmen stopped mo wlmti ttpnaklng of Zulus, nasutus. Matabole nnd so on as negroes. "You In America only know the blacks who same ovor ns slnves. Our blacks are not to bo eonfusttr. with the material found ti Uie Qiilnui coast." THEIR ORIGIN. The cauliflower camo from Cyprus. The eggplant Is a native ot Asia, At rlea and South Amerlan. Mushrooms are native to all temper ate countries In short grass. Potatoes aro natlv to Peru, and tun Spaniards dlsnnvared them. From Spain they passed into Italy aud Uel glum. Melons were grown by the old a reeks and Homans and war carried to Am erica by Columbus. The waterniWn Is native to Africa. Tho cabbage still grows wild in (lreeee, where It originated. Uadlshas were native In China, but have been grown in Iturope for centuries. u Oarlle came from Asia ami has been used since the earliest times. It formed part ot the diet ot the Israelites in J Ifgypt, was used by tlreek and IloruauV soldiers and African peasants. llrosMls sprouts cams from nelglum; boetg am native to the southeast iea coast of Kurope; aage comes from south MtiranA' rhubarb from China ami Tar.. --w. - - " Utry. IHB uiiwn.www e tiunt auuiR v America. Cucumber are native In the Kast In dies and are grown in Cashmere. China and Persia. 'I hey wore much es'eera by the ancients and are common la Bgypt. where n drink Is prepared from d it I. ...... . i .. rr e tncra wueu tuny are ripe.